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'Twas when by faith I saw Him bleed,
To whom my life I owe.
Could ever give repose ;
And goodness conquers foes.
I’m melted to the ground,
“A balm for every wound.”
O’erwhelm'd with grateful grief;
362. S. M. We love Him, because He first loved us. I
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;
And brought me sweet relief. 4 With my whole heart I love
The God that lov'd and bled ; Who left the shining realms above,
And suffer'd in my stead. 5 Who can forbear to love
A God so good and kind ? Sure he is worthy to be lov'd
By me and all mankind.
363. S. M. Stennett. Praise for Conversion. Psalm lxvi. 16.
YOME, ye that fear the Lord, How narrowly my feet escap'd
The snares of death and hell. 2 Darkness, and shame, and grief,
Oppress'd my gloomy mind; I look'd around me for relief,
But no relief could find. 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.
364. C. M. Psalm cxyi. Watts.
Gracious Deliverance acknowledged. W!
THAT shall I render to my God,
For all his kindness shown? My feet shall visit thine abode,
My songs address thy throne.
My offering shall be paid;
My soul in anguish made.
How great thy grace to me!
Lord, I devote to thee.
4 Now I am thine, for ever thine,
Nor shall my purpose move;
Ånd bound me with thy love.
And thy rich grace record ;
If I forsake the Lord.
365. C. M.
Christ's Baptism. WHEN Christ, who came my soul to save,
; Arising from the liquid grave,
A voice from heaven replies :2 Thou art my well-beloved Son,
Let men thy word obey ;
Thy flock this humble way.
And rest upon his brow!
Upon thine ordinance now.
And thy command obey;
366. C. M.
Immers'd in woe for me!
And be baptis'd with thee?
2 Didst thou reclaim my sinful heart,
From bondage set me free?
My gracious Lord, for thee? 3 Didst thou into the Jordan go,
To show my feet the path?
I feel the inspiring faith ;-
Baptis'd beneath the stream ;Faith that immersion is the mode
By which we own thy name. 50 let me feel a conscience too,
At peace with God above! For ever thy blest way pursue,
Nor ever from thee rove.
367. S. M. Baptism a voluntary act of its Subject.
He that would be baptis'd Must be immers'd, like Christ the Lord,
Like Christ the Lord, arise. 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,
The act must be his own;
That duty he has done.
5 But where the rite is forc'd,
Or is at best unknown,
No peace of conscience known.
368. C. M.
Faith and Baptism.
preach the gospel,' saith the Lord, He that believes and is baptis'd,
Salvation shall obtain.'
I firmly do believe;
Would now this Rite receive.
And bless us in the flood ; The promise to our souls apply,
And seal us heirs of God.
369. C. M. Putting on Christ in Baptism. COME, Holy Ghost, thy influence shed Quick’ning to life the guilty dead
Joy to the saints impart. 2 With holy zeal my breast inspire,
With love my heart inflame; Father, bestow the pure desire,
To own thy sacred name.
To put the Saviour on,-
His awful name to own.
Thou holy One in Three;
Devote myself to thee.