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"Twas when by faith I saw Him bleed, To whom my life I owe.
2 Not all the tears that sinners shed,
3 Yet when I feel that he is good,
4 O then how pleasing 'tis to weep!
362. S. M.
We love Him, because He first loved us.
LOVE my Saviour God, Because he first lov'd me; Because he shed his precious blood, To set my spirit free.
2 'Twas love my bosom felt,
And made me wipe my eyes, When low before his throne I knelt, To pour my feeble cries.
3 Touch'd by his dying love, I melted into grief;
Swift on the wings of love he mov'd,
4 With my whole heart I love
5 Who can forbear to love
363. S. M. Stennett.
Praise for Conversion. Psalm lxvi. 16. NOME, ye that fear the Lord, And listen, while I tell, How narrowly my feet escap'd The snares of death and hell.
2 Darkness, and shame, and grief,
3 At length to God I cried;
He heard my plaintive sigh; He heard, and instantly he sent Salvation from on high.
4 My drooping head he rais'd;
My bleeding wounds he heal'd; Pardon'd my sins, and with a smile, The gracious pardon seal'd.
5 O, may I ne'er forget
364. C. M. Psalm cxvi. Watts. Gracious Deliverance acknowledged. I render My feet shall visit thine abode, My songs address thy throne.
W For all his kindness shown?
2 Among the saints that fill thy house,
There shall my zeal perform the vows,
3 How happy all thy servants are!
4 Now I am thine, for ever thine.
5 Here, in thy courts, I leave my vow,
365. C. M. Christ's Baptism.
HEN Christ, who came my soul to save, In Jordan was baptiz'd; Arising from the liquid grave, A voice from heaven replies:
2 Thou art my well-beloved Son,
I am well pleas'd that thou hast shown
3 O heavenly Dove, who did descend,
With all thy quickening power attend
4 And while we in obedience move,
366. C. M.
Christ's Baptism inspires Faith.
SAVIOUR, wast thou baptis'd in blood,
Immers'd in woe for me!
And shall I not obey thy word,
2 Didst thou reclaim my sinful heart,
3 Didst thou into the Jordan go,
4 That thou art Christ the Son of God;
367. S. M.
Baptism a voluntary act of its Subject.
He that would be baptis'd
2 Upon his name must call, Who died to set us free, Receiving him as all in all
A willing subject be. 3 Planted into his death,
His resurrection prove; Possess an overcoming faith,
A faith that works by love.
4 Must worship in the act,
5 But where the rite is forc'd,
368. C. M. Faith and Baptism.
'Go, preach the gospel,' saith the Lord,
sons men; He that believes and is baptis'd, 'Salvation shall obtain.'
2 That thou art Christ the Son of God,
And in obedience to thy word,
3 Smile, sacred Spirit, from on high,
369. C. M.
Putting on Christ in Baptism.
COME, Holy Ghost, thy influence shed
Quick'ning to life the guilty dead-
2 With holy zeal my breast inspire,
3 Obedient to thy gracious word
4 To thee I all my powers resign,