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H Y M N 221.

THE INC Ř E ASING POWER OF

CHRIST'S KINGDOM.

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LL hail, incarnate God;

The wond'rous things foretold
Of thee in facred writ,

With joy our eyes behold: Still does thine arm new trophies wear,

And monuments of glory rear. 2 To thee the hoary head

Its silver honours pays;
To thee the blooming youth

Devotes his brightest days :
And every age their tribute bring,
And bow to thee, all-conquering

King ! 30 hafte, victorious Prince,

That happy glorious day, When fouls like drops of dew

Shall own thy gentle sway: 0

may it bless our longing eyes, And bear our shouts beyond the skies. 4 All hail, triumphant LORD!

Eternal be thy reign ; Behold the nations fue

To wear thy gentle chain : When earth and time are known no more, Thy throne shall stand for ever lure.

HY MN 222.
THE-SOVEREIGNTY OF GOD.

Go

od is King, ye lands rejoice ;

Lift, ye Ines, a thankful voice; Ev'ry throne by his controllid,

Well secures the passive world. 2 Higher than the sons of pride,

He bids the raging waves subside ;
Whatever strifes the nations fill,

The whole centers to his will, 3 O how deep his counsel lies !

How unfathomably wife!
Ev'ry way his will is done,

Ev'ry way his pow'r is shown.
4 Thoughts are vain against the Lord,

All subserve his standing word;
Satan lets, and men object,

Yet the thing they thwart, effect. 5 Subjects of the LORD, be bold;

Jesus will the kingdom hold;
Wheels encircling wheels must rung

Each in place to bring it on.
6 Bleft is Faith, that trusts his pow'r ;

Bleft is Faith, that waits his hour;
Haste, great Conqu’ror, bring it near,
Let the glorious close appear.

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H Y MN

223

THE KINGDOM OF GOD, NOT IN WORD,

BU T IN POWER.

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A Form of words, tho'e'er so found,

Can never fave a foul.
The Holy Ghost must give the wound,

And make the wounded whole.

2 Tho'God's election is a truth,

Small comfort there I see,
Till I am told by God's own mouth,

That He has chosen Me.

3 Sinners, I read, are justify'd

By faith in Jesu's blood :
But when to me that blood's apply'd,

'Tis then I've peace with God.

4 Imputed righteousness I own,

A doctrine most divine;
When Jesus to my heart makes known

That all his merit's Mine.

5 To perseverance I agree;

The thing to me is clear;
Because the LORD has promis'd Me
That I shall persevere.

6 Thus christians glorify the LORD;

His Spirit joins with ours,
In bearing witness to his word,

With all its saving pow'rs.

HYMN 224:

CHRIST IS THE WAY, THE TRUTH,

AND THE LIFE.

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I Am, faith CHRIST; the Way:

Now if we credit him,
All other paths must lead astray,

How fair foe'er they seem.
2 I am, faith CHRIST, the Truth:

Then all that lacks this test, Proceed it from an angel's mouth,

Is but a lie at best.
3 I am, faith CHRIST, the Life:

Let this be feen by faith ;
It follows, without further strife,

That all besides is death.

4. If what those words aver,

The Holy Ghost apply;
The simplest christian shall not err,

Nor be deceiv'd, nor die.

HY MN

225 BREATHING AFTER CHRIST.

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COME

OME, thou blest JESUS, quickly come,

Descend, thou bright, immortal guest; Within

my

heart erect thy throne, And reign unrivall'd in my breaft. 2 Not all that's great, or good, or fair,

Can please, or fix my choice below: I long in purer joys to share,

Which only from thy presence flow. 3 No more the world my bosom warms,

When thy superior glories shine :: 1 die to all created charms,

If Jesus whispers, HE IS MINE: 4 Oppress'd with care and pain, I roam

At distance from my native place :
Come, the bright hour that bears me

home,
To view my Jesus face to face.

H Y M N 226.
CHRIST THE ONLY SAVIOUR. Isa. lxiv. 6.
Lo
OnG did my soul in Jesu's form

No comeliness nor beauty fee ;
His sacred name by others priz'd,
Was tasteless still, and dead to me.

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