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3. But why do tears, and grief, and | With grief o'erwhelm'd, I seek tby care,
favour, Sometimes alloy our gladness, And thy reviving bounty prove: And, tho' his favour still we share, The dismal clouds of night must Awaken thoughts of sadness ? vanish,
(plenish, 'Tis when to mind we call
When joys divine my heart reThe wormwood and the gall While I recline upon thy breast: Of our past state, as sinners lost, Ah, then I find on earth my heaven; And what a price our ransom cost. Such comforts to all those are given, 4. When thus we contemplate the Who seek in thee their peace and
rest. grace, The love, and condescension
2. If my sin's burden would opOf Christ to our apostate race,
press me, Which pass all comprehension,
Or legal thunders me affright, (me, Low at his feet we bend;
Or fear of death and hell distress Own him the sinners' friend,
By faith to thee I take my flight: Determin’d to know nought beside in thee I always find protection Christ Jesus, and him crucified.
'Gainst Satan's darts and sin's in5. How pleasant is our lot, how fection,
Thou art my shield and hidingAnd blest beyond expression ; Though foes assail in combination, For, having cleans'd us by his Who shall condemn ? Lord, my blood,
3. If thou thro' thorny paths wilt Yea, we in him redemption have In death itself and in the grave.
I'll simply trust in thee, O Lord:
The clouds at thy command must 6. And this our joyful theme shall be,
And rocks must drink to me afford; When, call’d to see our Saviour, In thy kind leadings acquiescing We join the glorious company I'm sure to meet with nought but Around his throne for ever;
blessing; Then we in highest strain
If I have thee, it doth suffice: Shall praise the Lamb once slain, I know that souls, to bliss created, Who hath redeem'd us by his Who shall to glory be translated, blood,
(God. Must humbled be before they rise. And made us kings and priests to
Gregor. 4. Friend of my soul, o how con
Am I, when leaning upon thee: HOW bless'd am I, most gracious By sin I am no more tormented, Saviour,
Since thou dost aid and comfort me: Reposing on thy sacred love! O may the heart-reviving feeling
I have of thy most gracious dealing, We boldly may draw nigh;
6. Thy cross and saying name 335.*
We freely will confess, (earth,
Thy gospel spread thro' all the JESUS, thou hast reveal'd
Make known thy righteousness; Thyself to me by faith,
To all mankind proclaim And to my heart made manifest
The virtue of thy blood, Thy wounds, thy blood and And cry in every sinner's ear, Thy name and cross alone (death: “ Behold the Lamb of God." To me can comfort yield ;
A. Grassman. Since I thereby, as thy reward, To God am reconcild.
336.* 2. My soul, before thee bow'd,
BLEST are they, supremely blest, Is cheered by thy grace; Who, of Jesus' grace possess'd, Now I no more need toil and strive Cleave to him by living faith,
In search of happiness; Till they shall resign their breath. But am assur'd that thou
2. One with Christ their Head Hast all my sins forgiv'n,
they share And by thy painful death for me
Happiness beyond compare; Procured life and heaven.
Since on him their hopes they build, 3. Thou who didst love me first, He is their reward and shield. Teach me to trust in thee
3. Tho' all earthly joys be fled, Unshaken, till I thee above
If in him they trust indeed,
He will be their constant friend,
And protect them to the end.
When their faith and courage fail,
He assures them of his love, 4. Unfeigned thanks receive,
Doth their strength in weakness For thy unbounded grace,
prove. From us, who in thy name believe, 5. They who simply to him cleave, And humbly seek thy face;
From his fulness grace receive: Lord, we are bound to thee, Since thou our souls hast gain'd, Their employment is his praise.
And throughout their mortal days And for us by thy precious blood Eternal bliss obtain'd.
6. Jesus wipes away their tears,
And their drooping spirits cheers; 5. The merits of thy death
They in truth, with heart and voice, Each day to us apply,
Evermore in him rejoice. And grant that to the throne of grace
J. G. Wolf,
337. T. 590. But thou, O Lord, make every day
Thy grace to us more sweet, JESUS, whose hands once pierc'd Till we behold thy pierced side, with nails
And worship at thy feet. Were stretch'd upon the wood,
Schlicht Out of whose wounds in plenteous Flow'd the atoning blood; (streams
338. How safely rests a weary child
OH, if the Lamb had not been Who keeps the Lord in view; Let un ief say what it will
To save us from perdition, (slain,
And everlasting life to gain, This is for ever true.
What had been our condition ? 2. The more the Lamb of God we But since in him poor sinners find
A friend so faithful, true, and kind, The more we walk in light; We cannot but be happy. His gracious presence doth dispel 2. With all our errors and mistakes Sin's dark and dismal night:
He bears, and loves us dearly; The cheering beams, which Christ | A contrite soul he ne'er forsakes, the Sun
That follows him sincerely : Of righteousness displays,
When the whole heart to him is Enkindle many a lifeless heart,
giv'n, And love unfeigned raise.
We have a foretaste here of heaven, 8. Is there a thing that moves and In fellowship with Jesus. A heart as hard as stone, (breaks 3. When we have faild and deeply That warms a heart as cold as ice; That we the Spirit grieved, (mourn, 'Tis Jesus' blood alone :
And to our Lord for comfort turn, This precious balm can truly cheer, We quickly are relieved: (shame, And heal the wounded soul;
Whene'er we say, with humble What multitudes of broken hearts - Lord Jesus, I have been to blame," This stream of life makes whole.
He saith, “ Thou art forgiven.” 4. Hark, O my soul, what sing the 4. As pardon'd sinners we rejoice choirs
With Jesus' congregation; Around the glorious throne ? Above all other things we prize “ The Lamb was slain,” for ever- His bitter death and passion; Sounds in the sweetest tone; (more His wounds, his tears and bloody The elders there cast down their
sweat And all, in endless day, (crowns, We bear in mind, nor can forget Sing praise to him who shed his His unexampled mercy. blood,
J. Cennick. And wash'd their guilt away.
T. 115. 5. This, while on earth, we will Cheerful in our degree, (declare, O HAPPY days, days mark'd with That thro' Christ's all-atoning solid blessing, (friend below! Each soul may happy be: (blood | In converse spent with our best
Then streams of heavenly comfort,
340. T. 594 or 184. rich, unceasing, (merits flow; To us from Jesus' wounds and WHAT peace divine, unutterable, Thus we for his appearance wait:
When we with Christ our God When we shall rest with him, our
(able, joy will be complete.
No angel's tongue to express is
What feels a sinner free from 2. Meanwhile our lot is fall'n in
(ing, pleasant places,
Such bliss to enjoy in all its meanA goodly heritage we have indeed; Implies, our sinful hearts to know, The Lamb to follow and show forth And, by the Holy Spirit's training,
his praises, (to tread : Before the cross of Christ to bow. And in his footsteps with his flock May we, by nothing drawn aside,
2. From him true heavenly life deMaintain our part with him and
(each stain, with his chosen bride. With cleansing power from sin's
Partakers of his grace reviving, 3. Accept us as we are, tho'poor Within us all is born again: and needy,
(grace; | We hunger then for food celestial, O Lord, and sanctify us by thy We thirst for life's exhaustless That we, as vessels for thy use streain;
(terrestrial, made ready,
(place, And wean'd from love of things May glorify thy name in every We find in Christ our bliss suAnd care in true simplicity,
preme. As thine espoused souls, for what belongs to thee.
3. Thrice happy they, who by ex
perience (death to life; 4. How precious are thy thoughts, Have known this change from beloved Saviour,
Who look to him with faith and Thy thoughts of peace o’er us, the patience,
(strife: sum how great! (favour, While pilgrims in this world of Already here we in thy sight find His blood-bought grace and full In thy sweet nearness heaven an salvation
Their solace prove, while here beAnd oh, what bliss awaits us there, And, when complete their faith's Where we with the redeem'd shall probation, in thy glory share.
To see his face with joy they go. 5. But since the pure in heart alone inherit
(sweet; Those promises so precious and so IF Christ is mine, then all is mine, From all defilement of the flesh And more than angels know; and spirit (service meet:
present things, and things to
(come, That we ourselves to thee may yield,
(of us fulfill'd. 2. If he is mine, then though he Till thy whole counsel be in each | He never will forsake : (frown,
His chastisements all work for 5. Yes, when this flesh and heart good,
shall fail, And but his love bespeak.
And mortal life shall cease, 3. If he is mine, I need not fear
I shall possess within the veil
A life of joy and peace. The rage of earth and hell;
J. Newton. He will support my feeble frame, And all their power repel.
T. 97. 4. If he is mine, let friends forAnd earthly comforts flee, (sake, MY All in all, my faithful Friend, He the dispenser of all good, Upon whose mercy I depend; Is more than all to me.
Than aught in earth or heaven more dear;
(year; 5. If he is mine, unharm’d I pass My paschal Lamb from year to Thro' death's tremendous vale,
My Shield, my Rock, my PolarHe'll be my comfort and my stay,
star, my Guide, (abide. When heart and flesh shall fail.
Thou art my God, and ever shalt 6. Let Christ assure me he is mine, 2. When doubts and fears, & I nothing want beside ; My soul shall at the fountain live, Beset my soul on every hand;
gloomy band, When all the streams are dried.
When fails my strength, and reaBeddome.
son's light 342. T. 14. Appears immers'd in darkest night,
Thee, the great Counsellor, I still AMAZING grace, (how sweet the
(and grace. sound!)
Unsearchable in wisdom, power, That sav'd a wretch like me; I once was lost, but now am found, 3. Since thou to me didst being Was blind, but now I see.
And bid me for thy service live, 2. ’T was grace that taught my Mete thou my few remaining heart to fear,
(powers: And grace my fears reliev'd;
Thy staff support my failing How precious did that grace appear Inspire each thought and word, and The hour I first believ'd.
let my race
(face. 3. Thro' many dangers, toils, and Be run in righteousness before thy snares,
4. And should I longer journey I am already come;
here, 'Tis grace hath brought me safe O grant me oft, the way to cheer, thus far,
To view from Calvary's sacred And grace will lead me home.
(Thou; 4. The Lord hath promis'd good to Fair Salem's towers, whose builder
His word my hope secures ; (me, That city, where thou dwell'st as He will my shield and portion be
Lamb and light: (affright. As long as life endures.
Thus shall no danger my weak soul