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4 Bought with thy service and thy blood,
We doubly, Lord, are thine;
To thee our death resign.
The rich made poor for our sakes. 2 Cor. viii. 9. Matt.
1 JESUS, how glorious is thy grace!
How excellent thy name !
Thou venerable Lamb.
Divinely pure within ;
When made our curse and sin. 3 Though thou wast infinitely high
And rich, yet didst thou take
And for the sinner's sake :
We might be rich and bless'd;
Might gain eternal rest.
Thy wondrous love admire;
May all the world desire.
Whilst all the sons of God
And bless thy grace and blood.
86. L. M.
What beauty e'en in grief appears !
What more, ye saints, could Jesus do. 2 Enthron'd above, with equal glow
His warm affections downward flow;
And feels a sympathetic smart.
He knows the frailty of our frame;
87. S. M.
Support in Death. Psa. xxij. 1 BEHOLD the gloomy vale,
Which thou, my soul! must tread, Beset with terrors fierce and pale,
That leads thee to the dead. 2 Ye pleasing scenes, adieu !
Which I so long have known:
For I must pass alone. 3 But see! a ray of light,
With splendor all divine, Breaks through these dreary realms of night,
And makes their horrors shine.
Jehovah is my stay,
His staff defends my way.
5 Great Shepherd ! lead me on ;
My soul disdains to fear;
Now life's great Lord is near.
Christ the Tree of Life. 1 BEHOLD the living tree,
Th’inspired prophet saw; Whose fruit is to all nations free,
Unguarded by the law. 2 No flaming swords defend
The garden's sacred ground; No dire denunciations rend
The ear, with piercing sound. 3 Come, and its fruit partake,
Its healing leaves apply ; Its virtues will re-animate
And raise your spirits high. 4 'Tis for the nations' use,
To heal their every wound; Its colours, and its balmy juice,
Make health and life abound. 5 'Tis Jesus Christ the Lord,
Prefigur'd by the tree;
That sets the sinners free.
L. M. Christ's humiliation and exaltation. Rev. i. 18. Philip. ii. 9, 10. 1 WHAT equal honours shall we bring
To thee, O Lord our God, the Lamb,
2 Power and dominion are his due,
Who stood condemn'd at Pilate's bar;
Though he was charg'd with madness there. 3 All riches are his native right,
Yet he sustain’d amazing loss ;
Who left his weakness on the cross. 4 Honour immortal must be paid,
Instead of scandal and of scorn;
And a bright crown without a thorn. 5 Blessings for ever on the Lamb,
Who bare the curse for wretched men!
every creature say, Amen.
Your everlasting doors display;
And give the King of Glory way. 2 Who is the King of Glory?-He,
The Lord Omnipotent to save, Whose own right arm in victory
Led captive death, and spoild the grave. 3 Lift up your heads, ye gates, and high
Your everlasting portals heave; Welcome the King of Glory nigh;
Him let the heaven of heavens receive.
4 Who is the King of Glory?-Who?
The Lord of hosts ;-behold his name; The kingdom, power and honour due,
Yield him, ye saints, with glad acclaim.
C. M. The perfect Law of Liberty. 1 BEHOLD that wise, that perfect law,
Which noblest freedom gives : O may it all our souls refine,
And sanctify our lives.
And in an hour forgot,
To reign o'er every thought.
Thy gracious power display,
May hearken and obey.
92. L. M. Scripture Teachings, and their happy Consequences.. 1 BRIGHT source of intellectual rays !
Father of spirits and of grace !
Celestial beamings from thy throne. 2 Thy sacred book we would survey,
Enlightend with that heavenly day!
To teach our souls to know the Lord. 3 So shall our children learn the road,
That leads them to their father's God;