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275.* T. 184. The birds to hollow trees repair; WHEN rising winds and rain de- Thus I, in faith, by sin oppressed, scending,

My refuge take, O Christ, to thee; A near approaching storm declare, Thy wounds, my hiding place most With trembling speed, their wings From every evil shelter me. (blessed, extending,

F. Major.

XVI. THE FORGIVENESS OF SINS.

276.* T. 97. And therefore deem himself a child

of God;

(takes the road. JESUS, our glorious Head and He's poor and blind, and quite mis

Chief, Dear object of our hearts' belief, 5. All those who by a beam of light O let us in thy nail-prints see Can see and own they are not Our pardon and election free;

But enter on a legal strife, (right, And, while we view by faith thy To mend their former course of pierced side, (for us died. life,

(day to day; Call thee our Lord and God, who And toil and labour hard from

Such also miss to happiness the 2. The doctrine of Christ's blood

way. and death, Imparting life to us thro’ faith, 6. But sinners, who with pungent A mystery is to babes reveald,

smart But from the worldly-wise con- Bewail the vileness of their heart, ceal'd;

(is known; Who mourn because of unbelief, Thereby the Saviour's flock on earth Of sinners deem themselves the Of this the ransom'd sing before

chief,

(eousness, God's throne.

And cast away their self-made right

May place their trust on Jesus' 3. While human nature doth exist,

saving grace. While Jesus reigns as Lord and Christ,

7. To such he saith, “Arise and So long of the whole gospel this

I freely all thy sins forgive, (live, From first to last the substance is; I have redeem'd thee, thou art mine, All to whom God his counsel doth Thyself in faith to me resign; reveal,

(seal. Obey my voice, and walk in all my To this as truth divine can set their ways,

(a place."

I'll grant to thee in heavenly realis 4. Should any virtuous seem to be, Unblamable from infancy,

8. His Holy Spirit we receive, Scarcely by avarice, lust, or pride, And on our Saviour's word believe; The world, the flesh, or Satan tried, We trust in his atoning death,

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And hath redeem'd us by his blood, “Directly come, who will,
And made us kings and priests to Just as you are, for Christ receives
God."

Poor helpless sinners still." 9. While here on earth I still re- 3. All we, who are his people now, main,

Were first convinc'd of sin ; This doctrine firmly I'll maintain ; Each felt the plague of his own And both in word and deed pro- The leprosy within ; (heart. claim

Then life and righteousness divine The power of Jesus' saving name. Thro' faith to us were given;

Thus we God's happy people are, 10. Lord Jesus Christ, all praise to With Christ joint-heirs of heaven.

thee, That thou didst deign a man to be, 4. We thirst, O Lord, give us this And for each soul which thou hast

day, made

To taste more of thy grace, Hast an eternal ransom paid.

More of that stream, which from

the rock 11. O King of glory, Christ the Flow'd thro' the wilderness ; Lord,

| 'Tis grace alone that feeds our God's only Son, eternal Word,

souls, Let all the world thy mercy see, Grace keeps us inly poor; And bless those who believe in thee. And ( that nothing but thy grace 12. Thy incarnation, wounds, and May rule us evermore.

Esther Grued beck. death I will confess while I have breath,

279.* Till I shall see thee face to face, Arrayed with thy righteousness. WHEN a sinner in affliction

Z. Mourneth on account of sin,

Feels the Spirit's deep conviction, 278.*

T. 590. But no power of faith within :GRACE, grace, O that's a joyful 2. While the troubled soul is sighA welcome sound to all, (sound, ing, Who clearly see, and deeply feel, - Where shall I find Jesus, where?" The misery of the fall:

And with tears of anguish crying,– Who rightly know the wretched “0) that he my Saviour were!" Of sinners void of grace, (state

3. In a moment stands before us Ere Christ elects them to enjoy

Jesus with his pierced side: In heavenly realms a place.

Now we find, that he's desirous 2. Grace, how exceeding great to Us.from wrath to screen and biđe. Who, ready to despair, (those, 4. Thus the soul at once obtaineth Asham'd confess, and truly know, Pardon from the sinner's friend: How vile and weak they are;

To true happiness attaineth, Yet grace, free grace, most sweetly And to life which hath no end.

calls,

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5. Come, then,' and to my soul |4. Long my imprison'd spirit lay reveal

(grace, Fast bound in sin and nature's The heights and depths of

night;

(ray, The wounds, which all my sorrows Thine eye diffus'd a quickening

That dear, disfigur'd face. (heal, I 'woke, the dungeon flam'd with 6. Before my eyes of faith, con

light;

(free, fess'd,

My chains fell off, my heart was Stand forth a slaughter'd Lamb;

I rose, went forth, and follow'd

thee. Array me in salvation's vest, And tell me all thy name.

5. No condemnation now I dread,

Jesus, and all in him is mine: 7. Jehovah in thy person show, Alive in him my living Head,

A Saviour crucified; (know, And cloth'd in righteousness diAnd then the pardoning God I

vine,

(throne, And feel his blood applied.

Now humbly I approach the 8. I view the Lamb in his own And claim the crown thro’ Christ light,

my own.

Wesley. Whom angels dimly see;

284. And gaze, transported at the sight, To all eternity.

Wesley. IN evil long I took delight,

Unaw'd by shame or fear, 283. T. 90. Till a new object struck my sight, AND can it be that I should gain

And stopp'd my wild career. An interest in the Saviour's blood ? | 2. I saw One hanging on a tree, Died he for me, who caus'd his In agonies and blood, pain?

(God? Who fix'd his languid eyes on me, For me, to make my peace with As near his cross I stood. Amazing love! how can it be,

3. Sure never till my latest breath That Jesus deign’d to die for me?

Can I forget that look: (death, 2. 'Tis mystery all; my Maker It seem'd to charge me with his

(sign?

Tho' not a word he spoke.
Who can explore his strange de-
In vain the highest seraph tries

4. My conscience felt and own'd

the guilt, To sound the depths of love divine:

And plung'd me in despair: ”T is mercy all; let earth adore, Let angel-minds inquire no more.

I saw my sins his blood had spilt,

And help'd to nail him there. 3. He left his Father's throne 5. Alas, I knew not what I did;

above, So free, so infinite his grace ;

But now my tears are vain;

Where shall my trembling soul be Emptied himself of all but love, And bled for Adam's helpless race:

For I the Lord have slain. (hid? 'Tis mercy all, immense and free, 6. A second look he gave, which For oh! it found out sinful me. “I freely all forgive;

dies;

(said,

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