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AND PROVIDENCE,

2 Other knowledge I disdain,

'Tis all but vanity : Christ, the Lamb of God was slain,

He tasted death for me! Me to save from endless wo,

The sin-atoning Victim died: Only Jesus will I know,

And Jesus crucified!
3 Here will I set up my rest,

My fluctuating heart,
From the haven of his breast

Shall never more depart:
Whither should a sinner go?

His wounds for me stand open wide: Only Jesus will I know,

And Jesus crucified! 4 Him to know is life and peace,

And pleasure without end; This is all my happiness,

On Jesus to depend; Daily in his grace to grow,

And ever in his faith abide; Only Jesus will I know,

And Jesus crucified ! 5 O that I could all invite,

This saving truth to prove: Show the length, the breadth, the height

And depth of Jesus' love!
Fain would I to sinners show

The blood by faith alone applied ;
Only Jesus will I know,
And Jesus crucified !

HYMN 221. C. M. [158]
WITH joy we meditate the grace

Of our High Priest above;

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His heart is made of tenderness,

His bowels melt with love.
2 Touch'd with a sympathy within,

He knows our feeble frame;
He knows what sore temptations mean,

For he hath felt the same.
3 He in the days of feeble flesh,

Pour'd out strong cries and tears ; And in his measure feels afresh,

What every member bears.
4 He'll never quench the smoking flax,

But raise it to a flame;
The bruised reed he never breaks,

Nor scorns the meanest name.
5 Then let our humble faith address,

His mercy and his power;
We shall obtain deliv'ring grace,
In the distressing hour.

HYMN 222. L. M. [159]
JESUS, my all, to heaven is gone;
He whom I fix my hopes upon;
His track I see, and I'll pursue
The narrow way till him I view.
2 The way the holy prophets went,
The road that leads from banishment;
The King's highway of holiness,
I'll go, for all his paths are peace.
3 This is the way I long have sought
And mourn'd because I found it not;
My grief a burden long has been,
Because I was not saved from sin.
4 The more I strove against its power,
I felt its weight and guilt the more;

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Till late I heard my Saviour say,
"Come bither, soul, I AM THE WAY.”
5 Lo! glad I come, and thou, blest Lamb,
Shalt take me to thee, whose I am;
Nothing but sin have I to give,
Nothing but love shall I receive.
6 Then will I tell to sinners round,
What a dear Saviour I have found;
I'll point to thy redeeming blood,
And

say, “Behold the way to God !"

HYMN 223. C. M. [160]
MY God, my portion and my love,

My everlasting All,
I've none but thee in heaven above,

Or on this earthly ball.
2 What empty things are all the skies,

And this inferior clod!
There's nothing here deserves my joys,

There's nothing like my God.
3 In vain the bright, the burning sun,

Scatters his feeble light; 'Tis thy sweet beams create my noon

If thou withdraw, 'tis night. 4 Were I possessor of the earth,

And call'd the stars my own, Without thy graces and thyself,

I were a wretch undone. 5 Let others stretch their arms like seas,

And grasp in all the shore;
Grant me the visits of thy face,

And I desire no more.

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HYMN 224. 78. [161]
CHILDREN of the heavenly King,
As we journey let us sing ;
Sing our Saviour's worthy praise,
Glorious in his works and ways.
2 We are travelling home to God,
In the way our fathers trod:
They are happy now, and we
Soon their happiness shall see.
3 O, ye banished seed, be glad,
Christ, our advocate is made;
Us to save, our flesh assumes;
Brother to our souls becomes.
4 Fear not, brethren, joyful stand
On the borders of our land;
Jesus Christ, our Father's Son,
Bids us undismay'd go on.
5 Lord! obediently we'll go,
Gladly leaving all below:
Only thou our Leader be,
And we still will follow thee!

HYMN 225. L. M. [161]
HOW do thy mercies close me round!

For ever be thy name ador'd! I blush in all things to abound;

The servant is above his Lord ! 2 Inurd to poverty and pain,

A suff'ring life my Master led ; The Son of God, the Son of Man,

He had not where to lay his head. 3 But lo! a place he hath prepar'd

For me, whom watchful angels keep; Yea, he himself becomes my guard ;

He smooths my bed, and gives me sleep.

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4 Jesus protects; my fears begone:

What can the Rock of Ages move! Safe in thine arms I lay me down,

Thy everlasting arms of love.
5 While thou art intimately nigh,

Who, who shall violate my rest?
Sin, earth, and hell, I now defy;
I lean upon my Saviour's breast.

HYMN 226. L. M.
GOD of my life, whose gracious power,

Thro' various deaths my soul hath led; Or turn'd aside the fatal hour,

Or lifted up my sinking head! 2 In all my ways thy hand I own,

Thy ruling providence I see: Assist me still my course to run,

And still direct my paths to thee. 3 Whither, O whither should I fly!

But to my loving Saviour's breast; Secure within thine arms to lie,

And safe beneath thy wings to rest. 4 I have no skill the snare to shun,

But thou, O Christ! my wisdom art: I ever into ruin run,

But thou art greater than my heart. 5 Foolish, and impotent, and blind,

Lead me a way I have not known; Bring me where I my heaven may find,

The heaven of loving thee alone.
6 Enlarge my heart to make thee room;

Enter, and in me ever stay:
The crooked then shall straight become,

The darkness shall be lost in day.

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