Imágenes de páginas

% Tongue cannot explain

The love of God.Man,
Which the angels defire to look into in vain; i

It dazzles our eyes,

Thought cannot arise
To find out a cause why the Infinite dies.
3 Or if pity inclin'd

Him to die for mankind
The ground of his picy whát feraph can find?

• He came from above

Our cunse to remove; He hath lov'd, he hath lov'd us, because he would love. 4. Love mov’d him to die,

And on this we rely, He hath lov'd, he hath lov'd us, we cannot tell why : ,

But this we can tell,

He hath lov'd us fo well,
As to lay down his life to redeem us from hell.
5 He hath ransom'd our race,

O how shall we praise,
Or worthily fing thy, unspeakable grace ?

Nothing else will we know,

In our journey below,
But Ginging thy grace, to thy paradise go.
6 Nay, and when we remove

To the manfions above,
Our heaven shall fill be to sing of thy love;
When time is no more,

We stilt shall adore
The ocean of love, without bottoni of fhöre..
.7 Ere long we shall fly .

To the regions on high,
For Israel's strength cannot vary or lie :

He soon thail appear,

He more than draws near, Our Jesus is come, and eternity's here.

[ocr errors]
[ocr errors]

HYMN CLVII.' i BerORE Jehovah's awful throne,'.

Ye nations, bow with sacred joy ; Know that the Lord is God alone, /

· He can create, and he destroy. 2. His fov'reign pow'r, without our aid,

Made us of clay, and form'd us men! And when like wand'ring sheep we ftray'd,

He brought us to his fold again. 3 We'll crowd thy gates with thankful fongs,

High as the heav'ns our voices raise ; And earth with her ten thousand tongues

Shall fill thy courts with founding praise, 4 Wide as the world, is thy command;

Vast as eternity, thy love;
Firm, as a rock, thy truth must stand,
When rolling years shall cease to move.

1 The Lord of Sabbath let us praise,',

In concert with the blest, Who joyfal'in harmonious lays,

Employ an endless reft.
2 Thus, Lord, while we remember thee,

We bleft and pious grow,
By hymns of praise we learn to be

Triumphant here below.
On this glad day a brighter scene

Of glory was display'd
Dy God, th'eternal Word, than when

This universe was made.
4 He rises, who mankind has bought

With grief and pain extreme ; 'Twas great to speak the world from nought,

'Twas greater to redeem!

I SALVATION! O the joyful round,

What pleasure to our ears!
A sov'reign balm for ev'ry wound,

À cordial for our fears.
ii C O'R U s.'
Glory, bonour, praise, and pow'r,
Be unto tbe Lamb for ever;
Yesus Cbrift is tur Redeemer!

Hallelujah! praise the Lord, 2 Salvation ! let the echo fly

The fpacious earth around; While all the armies of the sky

Conspire to raise the found.':. Glory, & 4 Salvation! O thou bleeding Lamb! “

To thee the praise belongs;
Salvation shall inspire our hearts,
And dwell upon our tongues, Glory, &c.

From all that dwell below the skies, i
Let the Creator's praile arile;
Let the Redeemer's name be funge
Thro' ev'ry land, by 'év'sy tongue. Eve
Eternal are thy inercies, Lord,
Eternal truth attends thy word;
'Thy praise thall sound froin shore to thore,

Till luns in all rise and set no'more. 2. Your lofty themes, ye mørtals bring, !

In fongs of praise divinely fing;
The great raīvation-loud proclaim,'':
And thopt for joy the Saviour's name:
In ev'ry land begin the song 31 eni"
'To ev'ry and the strains belongi n
In cheerful sounds all voices raise, or at
And fill the world with loudest praise.

i Come, let us join our cheerful songs,

With angels round the throne,
Ten thousand thousand are their tongues,

But all their joys are one. . 2 “ Worthy the Lamb that dy'd;" they cry,

To be exalted thus ;" “ Worthy the Lamb,” our hearts reply,

6. For he was sain for us." 3 Jesus is worthy to receive

Honour and pow'r divine;
And blessings more than we can give,

Be, Lord, for ever thine.
4 The whole creation join in one,

To bless the sacred name : Of him that fits upon the throne, And to adore the Lamb.'

I GLORY be to God on high,

God whose glory fills the sky:
Peace on earth to man forgiv'n,

Man, the well-belov'd of heav'na 2 Sov'reign Father, heav'nly King,

Thee we now presume to fing,
Glad thine attributes confess,

Glorious all and numberless,
3 Hail, by all thy works ador'd!

Hail, the everlasting Lord !
Thee with thankful hearts we prove,

Lord of pow'r, and God of love ! ... 4 Chrift our Lord and God we own;

Chrift, the Father's only Soo : i in
Lamb of God, for finners slain,
Saviour of offending man.

5 Bow thine ear, in mercy bow, Hear the world's atonement thou :-. Jesu, in thy name we pray;

Take, O take our fins away.
6 Powerful Advocate with God,

Justify us by thy blood! pit
Bow thine ear, in mercy bow, .

Hear the world's atonement'thou. 7 Hear, for thou, o Christ, alone,

With thy glorious Sire art one;
One the Holy Ghost with thee,
One supreme, eternal Three.

Praise ye the Lord, y' immortal quires

That fill the realm's above ;
Praise him who form'd you of his fires,
L' And feeds you with his love.
2 Sing to his praise, ye crystal skies,

The floor of his abode;
Or veil in shades your thousand eyes,

Before your brighter God.
3 Thou restless globe of golden light,

Whofe beams create our days, ,
Join with the filver queen of night,

To own your borrow'd rays. 4 Winds, ye shall bear his name aloud ::

Thro' the etherial blue, .
For when his chariot is a cloud,

He makes his wheels of you. 5 Thunder and hail, and fires and storms, ? The troops of his command,

Appear in all your dreadful forms,
· And speak his awful hande

« AnteriorContinuar »