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Let the world account me poor, | 2. Holy, in violate thy fear, Having this I need no more. Enduring as thy throne: (vere, 2. Food to which the world's a
Thy judgments, chastening or se
Justice and truth alone. stranger Ilere my hungry soul enjoys:
3. More prized than gold, - than Of excess there is no danger,
gold, whose waste Thongh it fills, it never cloys:
Refining fire expels : On a dying Christ I feed,
Sweeter than honey to my taste, He is meat and drink indeed.
Than honey from the cells. 3. When my faith is faint and sickly, Or when Satan wounds my mind; 4. Let these, O God, my soul conCordials to revive me quickly,
And make thy servant wise; (vert, Healing medicines here I find;
Let these be gladness to my heart, To the promises I tiee,
The day-spring to my eyes. Each affords a remedy.
5. By these may I be warn'd be4. In the hour of dark temptation times; Satan cannot make me yield: Who knows the guile within ? For this word of consolation
Lord, save me from presumptuous Is to me both sword and shield:
crimes, While the scripture truths are sure, Cleanse me from secret sin. From his malice I'm secure.
6. So may the words my lips express,
(mind, THY law is perfect, Lord of light, Tlie thoughts that throng my Thy testimonies sure;
O Lord, my strength and righteousThe statutes of thy realm are right, With thee acceptance find. (ness, And thy commandments pure.
II. THE FALL AND REDEMPTION OF MAN.
T. 89. 1
Love almighty and divine,
I would be forever thine. IN thine image, Lord, thou mad'st Gav’st me being out of love: (me, 3. Love, who hast for me endured Though I fell, yet thou hast sent me Keenest pains of death and hell ; Full redemption from above: Love, whose sufferings have proSacred Love, I long to be
cured Thine to all eternity.
More for me than tongue can tell;
Sacred Love, &c. 2. Love, by whom I was ordained In thy church to have a place, 4. Love, my life, and my salvation, Ev'n before I life obtained, Light and truth, eternal Word, Or could know thy saving grace: Thou alone dost consolation
To my sinking soul afford: Man was corrupt, condemn’d, unLove almighty, &c.
done, 5. Love, thy yoke I gladly carry,
Entangled fast by Satan's guile. It is easy, gentle, light;
2. Thou, for their sake who hated Grant that I may ne'er be weary thee, Thee to serve with all my might: Didst shed thy blood upon the tree, Sacred Love, &c.
Thy life for ours didst give;
Thou barest our curse; our debt 6. Love, my advocate in heaven
was paid, Pleading for me when oppress’d, Bearing still my name engraven
Thy soul for sin an offering made,
Thou diedst, that we with thee Upon thy high-priestly breast:
might live. Love almighty, &c.
3. Never may I depart from thee; 7. Love, thou me wilt raise to glory Thou hast procur’d my liberty, In thy likeness, from the dust, Thanks to thy boundless grace. And as conqueror place before thee, Thy wounds, whereon I trust by Crown'd with bliss among the just : faith, Sacred Love, I long to be
My refuge are from sin and death, Thine to all eternity.
My feeble soul's abiding-place. John Angelus.
M. Taylor 15.* T. 590.
T. 221. CHRIST, the good Shepherd, God's From all eternity, (own Son,
YE bottomless depths of God's in
finite love, Urg'd by his love, exchang'd his For human misery; (throne
In Jesus Christ to us reveald! His wandering sheep gone farastray Its motions how burning, how flamHe sought with pungent pain,
ing they prove, (conceald: And did for all a ransom pay
Though from man's wisdom quite To bring them home again.
Whom dost thou love? Sinners,
the vilest race; 2. One of those sheep, in deserts Whom dost thou bless ? Children,
Art thou, my sinful soul; (lost, who scorn'd thy grace; His life it hath the Shepherd cost, o Being most gracious, whom
To save and make thee whole ; Now hear his voice with gratitude, Thou takest delight in things
angels adore, Call on his saving name;
worthless and poor. For thee he shed his precious blood, And now his own doth claim.
2. Our thirsting can never, 0 merJohn Angelus. ciful God,
Equal thy love and boundless
T. 79. On us thou more blessings and love THOU holy, spotless Lamb of God, hast bestow'd, (passes. Didst leave thy glorious, blest Than stripes desery'd our tres
In love to sinners vile; (abode, O teach us to trust thy fidelity, (be, Earth's face the curse had overrun, / And closely united with Christ to
The Spirit's kind teachings in all
T. 582. things to prove, Yea, live to thy honour, thee serve,
NOT one of Adam's race,
If in the balance tried, praise, and love.
Can by his works of righteousness 3. We pray thee, O Being most 'Fore God be justified.
gracious and mild, (now, The works which we have done Instruct our minds and teach us Are all, alas! unclean; So that in Immanuel, thine image But we are sav’d by faith alone, and child,
(know; And cleans'd thereby from sin. How great thy name is, we may 2. Ye sinners, who with grief Ah, show us how easy it is to bear
Your condemnation feel, Thy yoke, and to trust thy paternal Look up to Jesus for relief, care,
And to his blood appeal;
That sinners who believe
Might not be lost, but be his own, Count Zinzendorf.
And in his kingdom live. 18.
20. HOW sad our state by nature is ! Our sin how deep it stains !
I, WITH the fallen human race, How Satan binds our captive souls
Lay weltering in my blood; Fast in his slavish chains !
O’erwhelm'd with shame and deep
disgrace, 2. But there's a voice of sovereign And banish'd far from God. grace,
2. The loving Jesus passing by, Sounds from the sacred word:
His bowels yearn’d to see " Ho, ye despairing sinners, come, Me, wretched sinner, helpless lie Believe in Christ the Lord."
In deepest misery. 3. My soul, obey the gracious call, 3. He turned to me in tenderness, And haste to gain relief ;
His instant aid to give,
He said, “ Arise and live.” 4. To the dear fountain of thy 4. He washed away my every stain,
Incarnate God, I fly: (blood, And cleans'd me in his blood; Here let me wash my spotted soul Deck'd me with righteousness From crimes of deepest dye.
And brought me nigh to God 5. A guilty, weak, and helpless
Into thy arms I fall: (worm, 5. My heart no condemnation fears, Be thou my strength and righteous Nor hell, nor Satan dreads, My Jesus and my All. (ness, Christ at the mercy-seat appears,
His blood my pardon pleads.
6. Against the fiercest powers of hell | Lord, let me hear thy pardoning
He is my strength and shield : voice, Leneath his cross I safely dwell; And make my broken heart rejoice.
He fights, I win the field. 7. Since he became my sacrifice,
22. My bonds and chains he broke; Now to my willing neck he ties
ARISE, ye who are captive led, His soft and easy yoke.
Complain no more, for Christ our 8. A pardon'd sinner I remain,
From sin can set you free: (head But sin its power hath lost;
Redemption Jesus freely gives, Sin still I have, but grace doth Repenting sinners he receives,
He came to save both thee and me. reign; Mercy is all my boast.
2. He meekly all our sorrows bore,
Us fallen sinners to restore 9. Arise, my happy soul, arise, Redeem'd by sovereign grace,
To life and liberty: Open to thee is paradise,
For us he suffer'd deep distress, Go in and take thy place.
Was without form or comeliness W. Hammond. O depth of love, O mystery! 21. T. 22. 3. The almighty Judge condemned
(cause; LORD, I am vile, conceiv'd in sin, That he by death might gain our And born unholy and unclean; (fall The Prince of life was slain : Sprung from the man whose guilty And since he suffer'd in our stead, Corrupts his race, and taints us all. We need no condemnation dread, 2. Soon as we draw our infant Eternal life in him we gain. breath,
4. The Holy One, made sin for us, The seeds of sin engender death ;
Was nailed to the accursed cross, Thy law demands a perfect heart, And shed his precious blood; But we're defil'd in every part. Thus he obtained a righteousness 3. O God, create my heart anew,
For all who mourn for pardoning And form my spirit pure and true;
(God. O make me wise betimes to see
Thro Jesus we have peace with My danger and my remedy.
5. Rejoice, O heavens, and earth 4. Behold, I fall before thy face; reply,
(sky, My only refuge is thy grace: (clean, With praise, ye sinners, fill the No outward forms can make me All grace his death procures; The leprosy lies deep within. Your woes to blessings he will
change, 5. My sin I feel, my guilt I know, You in his children's order range, Thy blood can make me white as Thro' him eternal life is yours.
III. THE INCARNATION AND BIRTII OF JESUS CHRIST.
23.* T. 97. JESUS, the almighty Son of God, TO God we render thanks and Takes up with mortals his abode; praise, He who was sworn to Abraham, Who pitied mankind's fallen race, Who ever was and is the same, And gave his dear and only Son, Came in due time and mysteries That us, as children, he might own.
reveal’d, (were conceal'd. Which from the world's foundation
2. What grace, what great benevolence,
(sense! 2. We, dead in sins and trespasses, What love, surpassing human The narrow way to life and peace For this great work no angel can Had neither will nor power to find; Him duly praise, much less a man. Nor were our stubborn hearts inclin'd
(know, 3. The Word eternal did assume To wish, or seek that happiness to Our flesh and blood, and man beWhich love alone on sinners could come;
The First and Last with wonder
Partake of human misery. 3. Then Love brake forth, “ Behold me still
4. He came to seek and save the Prepar'd, O God, to do thy will;
(cost, I freely come, I freely.die,
We sinn'd, and he would bear the For guilty man to satisfy :
That we might share eternal bliss; I in his stead will suffer on the O what unbounded love was this.
(set him free.” From sin, and death, and hell to
5. How wretched they who still
despise 4. And thus, to save our souls from Jesus, the pearl of greatest price: guilt,
(spilt: Those who neglect to hear his Our Surety's precious blood was voice,
(choice. The sins of all on him were laid, Must perish by their own free And he for all hath fully paid : Now God, as ch
en, freely will 6. Unhappy those who turn away, receive
Or such as carelessly delay Repenting sinners who in Christ. To meet their Saviour, tho’he came
Their souls from misery to reclaim. 5. Out of mere grace unmerited, Salvation showers upon our head; 7. Come, sinners, Jesus will reBecause the Lamb was crucified,
(live: Because the Lord of glory died,
The chief of sinners; come and Are we invited to possess a throne,
“I'll dwell with you,” our Saviour Before the world was made or
(faith. dain'd our own.
Receive him in your hearts by Matth. Stach.
M. Weiss, or Boh. Brn.