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4 Yet, save a trembling sinner, Lord,

Whose hope, still hovering round thy word, Would light on some sweet promise there, Some sure support against despair.

L. M. 46

Grief for the Sins and Miseries of Men. ARISE, my tender thoughts, arise; Let torrents drown my weeping eyes; And-thou, my heart, with anguish feel

Those evils which thou canst not heal. 2 See human beings sunk in shame;

See scandals poured on Jesus' name;
See God insulted through his Son,

The world abused the soul undone. 3 My heart with reverence hears thy word,

And trembles at thy threatenings, Lord; I know the wretched, dreadful end,

To which their careless steps descend. 4 But feeble my compassion proves,

It can but weep, where most it loves;
Great God, thy saving grace employ,

And turn these drops of grief to joy. 47

L. M.
LORD, I am vile, conceived in sin,
And born unholy and unclean;
Sprung from the man, whose guilty fall

Corrupts the race, and taints us all. 2 Soon as we draw our infant breath,

The seeds of sin grow up for death:
Thy law demands a perfect heart;
But we're defiled in every part.

3 Jesus, my God, thy blood alone

Hath power sufficient to atone:
Behold, I fall before thy face;

My only refuge is thy grace.
4 Create, O Lord, my heart anew,

And form my spirit pure and true ;
Oh, let me hear thy pardoning voice,
To make my mourning soul rejoice.


S. M. 48

God's Purpose of Mercy.
THE Lord on high proclaims

His Godhead from his throne;
Mercy and justice are the names

By which he will be known. 2 Ye dying souls, that sit

In darkness and distress,
Look from the borders of the pit

To his recovering grace.
3 Sinners shall hear the sound;

Their thankful tongues shall own,
Their righteousness and strength are found

In thee, O Lord, alone, 4 In thee shall Israel trust,

And see their guilt forgiven;
Thou wilt pronounce the sinners just,

And take the saints to heaven, 49

L. M.
MAY not the sovereign Lord on high

Dispense his favors as he will;

Choose some to life, while others die,

And yet be just and gracious still ? 2 Shall man reply against the Lord,

And call his Maker's ways unjust, The thunder of whose dreadful word

Can crush a thousand worlds to dust? 3 But, O my soul, if truths so bright

Should dazzle and confound thy sight, Yet still his written will obey, And wait the great decisive day.

S. M. 50

God's Purpose of Mercy.
RAISE your triumphant songs

To an immortal tune,
Let all the earth resound the deeds

Celestial grace has done. 2 Sing how eternal love

Its chief beloved chose,
And bade him raise our ruined race

From their abyss of woes. 3 'Twas me

filled the throne, And wrath stood silent by, When Christ was sent with pardons down

To rebels doomed to die. 4 Now, sinners, dry your tears,

Let hopeless sorrow cease ; Bow to the sceptre of his love, And take the offered peace.

H. M. 51

Proclamation of the Gospel.
HARK-hark—the notes of joy,

Roll o'er the heavenly plains!

And seraphs find employ,

For their sublimest strains.
Some new delight in heaven is known,
Loud ring the harps around the throne.
2 Hark-hark—the sounds draw nigh,

The joyful hosts descend;
Jesus forsakes the sky,

To earth his footsteps bend ;
He comes to bless our fallen race,
He comes with messages of grace.
3 Bear-bear the tidings round,

Let every mortal know
What love in God is found,

What pity he can show.
Ye winds that blow-ye waves that roll,
Bear the glad news from pole to pole!
4 Strike-strike the harps again,

To great Immanuel's name;
Arise, ye sons of men,

And loud his grace proclaim. Angels and men, wake every string, 'Tis God the Saviour's praise we sing!

C. M. 52

The Gospel hailed. SALVATION!-oh, the joyful sound!

'Tis pleasure to our ears ; A sovereign balm for every wound,

A cordial for our fears. 2 Buried in sorrow and in sin,

At hell's dark door we lay ;But we arise by grace divine,

To see a heavenly day.

3 Salvation!-let the echo fly

The spacious earth around; While all the armies of the sky

Conspire to raise the sound.

S. M. 53

Salvation by Grace.
GRACE!— tis a charming sound!

Harmonious to the ear!
Heaven with the echo shall resound,

And all the earth shall hear. 2 Grace first contrived a way

To save rebellious man;
And all its steps that grace display

Which drew the wondrous plan. 3 Grace'taught my roving feet

To tread the heavenly road:
And new supplies each hour I meet,

While pressing on to God.
4 Grace all the work shall crown,

Through everlasting days:
It lays in heaven the topmost stone,

And well deserves the praise.

C. M. 54

The divine Character exhibited in the Gospel. FATHER, how wide thy glory shines !

How high thy wonders rise !
Known thro' the earth by thousand signs,

By thousand thro' the skies.
2 But when we view thy strange design

To save rebellious worms, Where vengeance and compassion join

In their divinest forms;

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