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Vows remembered and renewed. HAPPY day that fix'd my choice On thee, my Saviour and my God! Well may this glowing heart rejoice, And tell its raptures all abroad. 2 O happy bond, that seals my vows To Him who merits all my love; Let cheerful anthems fill his house, While to that sacred shrine I move. 3 'Tis done, the great transaction's done; I am my Lord's, and he is mine; He drew me, and I follow'd on,
Charm'd to confess the voice divine. 4 Now rest, my long-divided heart;
Fix'd on this blissful centre, rest; Nor ever from thy Lord depart :
With him of every good possess'd. 5 High Heaven, that heard the solemn vow, That vow renew'd shall daily hear, Till in life's latest hour I bow, And bless in death a bond so dear.
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Joy of the
And have laid up their treasure above;
Tongue can never express
Of a soul in its earliest love.
2 That sweet comfort was mine,
I received through the blood of the Lamb;
What a heaven in Jesus's name!
3 'Twas a heaven below My Redeemer to know, And the angels could do nothing more, Than to fall at his feet, And the story repeat, And the Lover of sinners adore.
4 Jesus all the day long
5 0 the rapturous height
As if fill'd with the fulness of God.
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Comfort arising from a sense of pardon.
Thou hast blotted out my sin.
2 Me, behold, thy mercy spares;
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Love to the Saviour.
[ARK, my soul, it is the Lord; 'Tis thy Saviour,-hear his word. Jesus speaks, he speaks to thee :Say, poor sinner, lov'st thou me? 2 Lord, it is my chief complaint That my love is still so faint, Yet I love thee and adore: O for grace to love thee more!
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Thy vows are upon me, O God.
The vows he hath vow'd to the Lord? A sinful and impotent worm, How can I be true to my word? I tremble at what I have done :
O send me thy help from above: The power of thy Spirit make known, The virtue of Jesus's love.
2 My solemn engagements are vain ;
The sense of his goodness impart,
The healing and cleansing Fountain.
faith I to the fountain fly,
To purge my sins of deepest dye,-
2 From Christ, the smitten Rock, it flows, The purple and the crystal stream; Pardon and holiness bestows,
And both I gain through faith in him.
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The plenteousness of His grace. WHAT shall I do my Saviour to praise,
So strong to deliver, so good to redeem,
Their joy is to walk in the light of thy face,
3 For thou art their boast, their glory, and power, And I also trust to see the glad hour, My soul's new creation, a life from the dead, The day of salvation that lifts up my head. 4 For Jesus, my Lord, is now my defence; I trust in his word; none plucks me from thence; Since I have found favour, he all things will do; My King and my Saviour shall make me anew. 5 Yes, Lord, I shall see the bliss of thine own: Thy secret to me shall soon be made known; For sorrow and sadness I joy shall receive, And share in the gladness of all that believe. 458
14th P. M. 10 11, 10 11. Accepted in the Beloved.
LL praise to the Lamb! accepted I am, Through faith in the Saviour's adorable Name: In him I confide, his blood is applied; For me he hath suffer'd, for me he hath died.
2 Not a doubt doth arise, to darken the skies,
And lo! in his wounds I continue to rest.
ADOPTION AND ASSURANCE.
Knowledge of forgiveness.
H His sins on earth forgiven?
How can my gracious Saviour show
2 What we have felt and seen
3 We who in Christ believe
Disburden'd of her load,
6 Stronger than death or hell
Continued. The indwelling Spirit.
E by his Spirit prove,
The things which freely of his love