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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,

My refuge take, O Christ, to thee; scending. A near approaching storm declare, From every evil shelter me.(blessed,

Thy wounds, my hiding place most With trembling speed, their wings

F. Major. extending,

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XVI. THE FORGIVENESS OF SINS. (326.)

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 misChief, Dear object of our hearts' belief, 15. All those who by a beam of light O let us in thy nail-prints see Can see and own they are not Vur 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

Sud 2. The doctrine of Christ's blood

also miss to happiness the. and death,

way. Imparting life to us thro' faith, 6. But sinners, who with pungent A mystery is to babes reveal'd,

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 right3. While human nature doth exist. May place their trust on Jesus' savWhile Jesus reigns ao Lord and

ing grace. 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.” 4. Should any virtuous seem to be,

I'll grant to thee in heavenly realms Unblamable from infancy, 8. His Holy Spirit we receive, Bcarcely 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,

eousness

score

OF SINS As the foundation of our faith, |(327.) 277.* T. 22. And, in his robe of righteousness THE Saviour's blood and rightarray'd,

(forted. Are, 'midst his chosen, richly com

My beauty is, my glorious dress; 9. The humble sinner's shame we Thus well array'd, I need not fear, feel,

When in his presence I appear. And power divine to do God's will; 2. The holy, spotless Lamb of God, These are combin'd in every heart, Who freely gave his life and blood, That in Christ's merits hath a For all thy numerous sins to atone,

part; No more, for want of strength, good

I for my Lord and Saviour own. motions die,

3. In him I trust for evermore, Since Jesus gives us constant

He hath expung’d the dreadful victory. 10. We rest in Christ, and yet de

Of all my guilt; this done away, sire,

(fire,

I need not fear the judgment-day. Because his love our hearts doth 4. Therefore my Saviour's blood To serve his cause with all our

and death might,

Are here the substance of my faith ; And deem our Saviour's burden And shall remain, when I'm call'd light;

hence, Whene'er we fail, we think our- My only hope and confide nce.

selves to blame; (name. 5. For should I e'er so faithful If we succeed, we praise his holy

prove, 11. Should self-complacency take Serve my kind Lord with zeal and place,

love, When we review our faithfulness; And spend my life for him I serve, We're soon with inward shame Nor e'er from his commandments bow'd down,

swerve;Forget ourselves, and freely own, 6. Yet when my Saviour I shall see, That Jesus works in us whate'er Then shall I have this only plea: is good,

“ Here is a sinner, who would fain And thank him for the power he Thro' the Lamb's ransom entrance hath bestow'd.

gain." 12. Grace is the only wish and 7. Thus Abraham was sav'd by prayer

(are;

grace, Of those who God's dear children Believing in Christ's righteousness; They meditate by night and day, And all the ransom'd saints in light How they may due obedience pay In this blest song of praise unite :To Jesus, who redeem'd us by his death;

8. “ All glory, power, and might (faith.

pertain And grace unmerited supports their

Zinzendorf.) Unto the Lamb, for he was slain,

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; 10. Lord Jesus Christ, all praise to Thus we God's happy people are, thee,

With Christ joint-heirs of heaven. 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,
God's only Son, eternal Word,

'Tis grace alone that feeds our

souls, Let all the world thy mercy see, And bless those who believe in thee. Grace keeps us inly poor;

And () that nothing but thy grace 12. Thy incarnation, wounds, and May rule death

Esther Gruenbeck. I will confess while I have breath,

(330.) 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, (328.)

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 cryingWho rightly know the wretched “O 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 hide. 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,

z.

evermore,

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(331.) 280.* T. 14.13. To world and sin they bid adieu,

His pardon daily prove,
WHAT joy or honour could we
Polluted as we are, (have,

Desiring larger draughts to drink

Of Jesus' dying love.
If not the holy Lamb of God
Our joy and honour were.

4. When thus the blessings of his

And merits we enjoy,
2. Of nothing we have ever done
To boast could we desire,

Yea, from the fulness of his grace
When he to judge us shall appear,

Take daily fresh supply ;Whose eyes are flames of fire. 5. With pity we can look on those 3. None is so holy, pure, and just,

Who still in darkness are,
So perfected in love,

Inviting them to turn to Christ,
That his best plea, or self-defence,

And in his mercy share.
Of any weight could prove.

6. For we thro' grace are taught 4. Nor is there any other way

to think,
Into the holy place,

Each sinner that we see
But Christ who took away our sins, May pardon, thro' Christ's precious
His blood and righteousness.

blood,
5. We know the righteousness

Obtain, as well as we:complete,

7. Since Jesus' pardon, love, and Which he procur'd for all ;

grace,
We know the kind reception giv'n

Produce an humble shame,
To the poor prodigal.

And stir us up with thankfulness 6. We know the Shepherd's love,

His goodness to proclaim.
who left
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T. 1.4.
The ninety-nine behind, WITH glorious clouds encom-
And thro' the desert anxious went, pass'd round,

The hundredth sheep to find. Whom angels dimly see,
7. To him poor sinners may appeal Will the Unsearchable be found,
With all their misery;

Will God appear to me?
The angels joy to see them come, 2. Will he forsake his throne above,
Christ calleth, “Come to me.” Himself to worms impart?

Z. Answer, thou man of grief and
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281.*

And speak it to my heart. (love, HAPPY the souls who contrite 3. In manifested love explain

Them Jesus doth invite, (are, Thy wonderful design; (man, And gives to everlasting bliss What meant the suffering Son of A never-failing right.

The streaming blood divine? 2. Tho' comforted, they still dis- 4. Didst thou not in our flesh ap

Their own untoward heart;(trust And live and die below, (pear, And wonder, that the Lord to them That I might now perceive thee Such mercy could impart. And my Redeemer know? (near,

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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 Array me in salvation's vest,

thee. And tell me all thy name. 5. No condemnation now I dread, 7. Jehovah in thy person show,

Jesus, and all in him is mine: A Saviour crucified ; (know, Alive in him my living Head, And then the pardoning God í And cloth'd in righteousness diAnd feel his blood applied.

vine,

(throne, 8. I view the Lamb in his own And claim the crown thro’ Christ

Now humbly I approach the light,

my own.

Wesley. Whom angels dimly see; And gaze, transported at the sight, (335.) 284.

To all eternity. Wesley. In evil long I took delight, (334.) 283.

Unaw'd by shame or fear,

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, (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, That Jesus deign'd to die for me? 3. Sure never till my latest breath 2. 'Tis mystery all; my Maker It seem'd to charge me with his

Can I forget that look: (death, (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 "To sound the depths of love divine:

the guilt, 'Tis mercy all; let earth adore, And plung'd me in despair: 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 above,

5. Alas, I knew not what I did; So free, so infinite his grace;

But now my tears are vain; Emptied himself of all but love,

Where shall my trembling soul be 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;

T. 90.

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dies;

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