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2 The dying thief rejoic'd to see
And there may I, though vile as he,
3 Dear dying Lamb, thy precious blood
Till all the ransom'd church of God
4 E'er since by faith I saw the stream
5 And when this lisping stammering tongue
Then in a nobler, sweeter song,
72. C. M. Doddridge.
Christ is the Head of the Church. Eph. iv
Gives me among thy saints a place
We act, and grow, and thrive;
4 O may my faith each hour derive
While death and hell in vain shall strive
5 Thou the whole body wilt present
73. L. M. Medley.
I know that my Redeemer liveth. Job xix. 25.
2 He lives to bless me with his love,
He lives to wipe my falling tears;
4 He lives my kind, my faithful friend,
He lives, my Jesus, still the same;
74. C. M. Steele.
Christ the Centre of Holy Desires.
What sweet delight thy name inspires!
2 Jesus! O loveliest, dearest name!
To own the bold, yet humble claim,
3 Too oft, alas! my passions rove
4 Come, dearest Lord, with power divine, And drive thy foes away;
O be my heart, my passions thine,
75. C. M. Watts.
Christ's compassion to the weak and tempted.
His heart is made of tenderness,
2 Touch'd with a sympathy within, He knows our feeble frame;
He knows what sore temptations mean,
3 He'll never quench the smoking flax, But raise it to a flame;
The bruised reed he never breaks,
4 Then let our humble faith address
76. S. M. Altered. Faith in Christ our Sacrifice.
JESUS, thou heavenly Lamb,
Take all my sins away; Give me to trust thy holy name, And thy sweet rule obey.
2 My faith would lay her hand
On that dear head of thine; While, like a penitent, I stand, And there confess my sin.
3 My soul looks back to see
The burdens thou didst bear When hanging on the cursed tree; And hopes her guilt was there.
4 Believing, we rejoice
To see the curse remove;
77. S. M. Watts.
Righteousness and strength in Christ.
His Godhead from his throne;
2 'Ye dying souls that sit
In darkness and distress,
3 Sinners shall hear the sound,
Their thankful tongues shall own, 'Our righteousness and strength are found In thee, the Lord, alone.'
4 In thee shall Israel trust,
And feel their guilt forgiven;
78. L. M. Wesley's Coll. The Lord our righteousness. Jer. xxiii. 6
My beauty are, my glorious dress; 'Midst flaming worlds, in these array'd, With joy shall I lift up my head.
2 When from the dust of death I rise,
3 This spotless robe the same appears
4 O let the dead now hear thy voice,
Rom. iii. 19-22.
79. C. M.
Justification by faith.
the sons of men
2 Let Jews and Gentiles stop their mouths
And the whole race of Adam stand
3 In vain we ask God's righteous law
Since to convince, and to condemn,
4 Jesus, how glorious is thy grace!
80. L. M.
I am the way. John xiv. 6. AM the way,' the Saviour cries, "The only way that leads to God;'Behold! he bleeds, he groans, he dies, And marks the way with streams of blood
2 'A thousand ways in ruin end,
'This only leads to joys on high; By this my willing steps ascend, 'Pleas'd with a journey to the sky.' 3 Faith only finds the heavenly way, The faith that works by love to God And works of love from day to day, Still prove that we are on the road.