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FROM life and grace, (this we are
bold
Before an erring world to assert,)
Nothing one moment doth withhold
A man, but his unwilling heart:
In our dear Lord there’s no delay,
Fix'd is his will, and plain his way.
2. Should any one of serious frame,
That long hath seem'd to seek his
face,
His tedious tasks and trials name,
Preparatory steps of grace;
We say, “No, Christ requires them
not, (wrought.”
And this fine web a false heart
3. Should anythink he's so hemm'd
With sin, as to be past relief, (in
Alas, he knows not, that the sin
Which binds his soul, is unbelief:
If to the cross we lift our eye,
Then ona Satan soon must fly.

4. Ready our Saviour is indeed
His glorious work in all to do:
To every one it must be said,
“Thou hadst been happy long ago,
Hadst thou in faith cast all thy
Care (prayer.”
On Jesus Christ, who heareth
J. Gambold.

264. T. 14.

MISTAKEN souls, that dream of
heaven,
And make their empty boast
Of inward joys and sins forgiv'n,
While they are slaves to lust.
2. Wain are our fancies, airy flights,
If faith be cold and dead:
None but a living power unites
To Christ, the living Head.

3. 'Tis faith that changes all the heart, 'T is faith that works by love, That bids all sinful joys depart, And lifts the thoughts above.

4. T is faith that conquers earth and hell, By a celestial power: This is the grace that shall prevail In the decisive hour.

5. True faith obeys its author' As well as trusts his grace: (will A pardoning God is jealous still For his own holiness.

6. When from the curse he sets us He makes our nature clean; (free. Nor would he send his Son to be The minister of sin.

7. His Spirit purifies the heart, And seals our peace with God; True holiness nought can impart But Jesus’ cleansing blood.

Watts.

265.*
T. 37.

266.* T. 106 or 90. THO' every child of God

NOW I have found the ground, Is a new creature,

wherein

(main; Yet do we feel the load

Sure my soul's anchor may reOf sinful nature;

Ev'n Christ, who to atone for sin Which, if by faith we cleave

Was as a spotless victim slain; To Christ our Saviour,

Whose mercy shall unshaken stay, Can, tho' it makes us grieve, When heaven and earth are fled Condemn us never.

away. 2. He's merciful and kind 2. O Lord, thy everlasting grace Past all expression;

Our scanty thought surpasseth far; If we are but inclin'd

Thy bosom yearns with tenderness, To make confession

Thy arms of love still open are, Of all our sinfulness,

Thy heart o'er sinners can't but His great compassion

break,

(take. Prompts him to grant us peace, Whether thy grace they slight or And consolation.

3. God in man's death takes no 3. He grants us, for our tears,

delight;

(tain His oil of gladness;

Each soul may grace and life obDelivers, heals, and cheers, In him, who left his glory bright, Dispels our sadness :

Took flesh, and died, and rose Yea, tho' our bodies die,

again :

(berless His resurrection

And now he knocks times numProves, they shall certainly At our heart's door, and offers Rise to perfection.

grace. 4 My portion is the Lord; 4. O Love, thou bottomless abyss, I seek his favour,

My sins are swallow'd up in thee; And in his name and word

Cover'd is my unrighteousness, Confide for ever;

From condemnation now I'm free; Nought in the world to me Since Jesus' blood, thro' earth and Can yield such pleasure,

skies, As to be found in thee,

Mercy, free boundless mercy, cries. O Christ, my Treasure.

5. By faith I plunge into this sea, 5. Therefore I'll humbly cleave Here is my hope, my joy, my rest; To my Creator,

Hither, when sin assails, I flee ; Who, that my soul might live, I look into my Saviour's breast : Assum'd my nature;

Away, sad doubt and anxious fear, Redeem'd me by his blood

Mercy is all that's written there. And bitter passion : Thanks to the Lamb of God 6. Tho' waves and storms go o'er For my salvation.

my head,

(friends be gone; Gregor. Tho' strength, and health, and

re

Tho' joys be wither'd all and dead, 12. But since my Saviour I have
Tho' every comfort be withdrawn: known,
Steadfast on this my soul relies, My rules are all reduc'd to one;
Jesus, thy mercy never dies. To keep my Lord by faith in view,
7. Fix'd on this ground will I

This strength supplies, and motives

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too. main, Tho' my heart fail and flesh decay; 3. I see him lead a suffering life, This anchor shall my soul sustain, Patient amidst reproach and strife; When earth's foundations melt And from his pattern courage take away:

(prove, To bear and suffer for his sake. Mercy's full power I then shall 4. Upon the cross I see him bleed, Lov'd with an everlasting love.

And by the sight from guilt am freed; J. Andr. Rothe. This sight destroys the life of sin,

And quickens heavenly life within. 267.

5. To look to Jesus as he rose, HAIL, Alpha and Omega, hail, Confirms my faith, disarms my foes; Thou Author of our faith,

Satan I shame and overcome, The Finisher of all our hopes, By pointing to my Saviour's tomb.

The Truth, the Life, the Path. 6. Exalted on his glorious throne, 2. Hail, First and Last, thou great I see him make my cause his own: I AM,

Then all my anxious cares subside, In whom we live and move:

For Jesus lives, and will provide. Increase our little spark of faith, 7. I see him look with pity down,

And fill our hearts with love. And hold in view the conqueror's 3. O let that faith which thou hast crown;

(fore, taught,

If press’d with griefs and cares beBe treasur'd in our breast;

My soul revives, nor asks for more. The evidence of unseen joys, 8. By faith I see the hour at hand,

The substance of our rest. When in his presence I shall stand; 4. Then shall we go from strength Then it will be my endless bliss, to strength,

To see him where and as he is.

Newton. From grace to greater grace; From each degree of faith to more,

269.* Till we behold thy face.

Cennick. WHEN shall I gain the glorious

dress, 268. T. 22. Prepar’d to clothe my nakedness ?

I need it, Lord, without that vest BY various maxims, forms, and

I cannot be a wedding-guest. rules, That pass for wisdom in the schools, 2. When thus I cried in deep distress, I strove my passion to restrain; Christ cloth'd me with his righteousBut all my efforts prov'd in vain. ness ;

T. 22.

T. 166.

(the load

T. 11.

And now,
thank God, the work is

271.
done,

LORD, we are thine, since thou I put my Lord and Saviour on.

hast died!

(cease: 3. When Christ, our life, shall once Therefore, ye doubts and terrors, appear,

Jesus, the Morning-star, appears, It will be manifest and clear, And bids my troubled soul be That his atoning blood from sin peace; llath wash'd and kept our garments Which, struggling long beneath clean.

Of reasoning, unbelief, and pride, Esther Gruenbeck. At last the useless strife gives o’er,

And cleaves to Jesus crucified. 270.*

2. Grant me a deeper hold on thee; LAMB of God, who thee receive, That at thy feet I may remain Who in thee desire to live,

A poor believing supplicant, Cry by day and night to thee, Still glorying in thy Jesus' name, As thou art, so let us be.

The power of which, whoever feels,

Will find himself from sin set free, 2. Fix, O fix our wavering mind,

And all things which would e'er To thy cross us firmly bind;

cause pain Gladly now we would be clean:

In time or in eternity. Cleanse our hearts from every sin. 3. Dust and ashes tho' we be,

272. Full of guilt and misery; HEAL us, Immanuel, here we are, Thine we are, thou Son of God,

Waiting to feel thy touch ; Take the purchase of thy blood.

Deep wounded souls to thee repair, 4. Sinners who in thee believe,

And Saviour, we are such. Everlasting life receive;

2. Our faith is feeble, we confess, They with joy behold thy face, We faintly trust thy word; Triumph in thy pardoning grace. But wilt thou pity us the less ?

Be that far from thee, Lord. 5. Life deriving from thy death, They proceed from faith to faith,

3. Remember him who once apWalk the new, the living way,

With trembling for relief; (plied Leading to eternal day.

· Lord, I believe," with tears he

"O help mine unbelief.” (cried, 6. Blest are they who follow thee, While this light of life they see; 4. She too, who touch'd thee in the Filled with thy sacred love,

And healing virtue stole, (press, They thy quickening power prove. Was answer’d, “Daughter, go in

peace, 7. Praise on earth to thee be given,

Thy faith hath made thee whole." Never-ceasing praise in heaven; Boundless wisdom, power divine,

5. Conceal'd amid the gathering Love unspeakable are thine.

throng,

(view; A. Schindler. She would have shuna'd thy

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