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6 Then will I tell to sinners round,
What a dear Saviour I have found;
47. C. M. Watts. Christ's Commission, John iii. 16, 17. COM MOME, happy souls, approach your God. With ne
melodious songs; Come, render to almighty grace
The tribute of your tongueş.
That pitied dying men,
To give them life again.
With a revenging rod,
The vengeance of a God.
And wrath forsook the throne,
And brought salvation down.
And wipe your sorrows dry;
And you shall never die. 6 See. dearest Lord,
our willing souls i
48. S. M. Watts.
". The same.
RAISE your triumphant songs
Let the wide earth resound the deeds
Celestial grace has done. 2 Sing how eternal love
Its chief beloved chose,
From their abyss of woes.
And wrath stood silent by,
To rebels doom'd to die.
Let hopeless sorrows cease, Bow to the sceptre of his love, And take the offer'd peace.
49. C. M. Doddridge. The Redeemer's Message. Luke iv. 18, 19. HARE Sthe glad sound, the Saviour comes, Let every heart prepare a throne,
And every voice a song.
The bleeding soul to cure;
T'enrich the humble poor.
Thy welcome shall proclaim; And heaven's eternal arches ring With thy beloved name.
Mission of the Saviour. HARK!
the Saviour of mankind Comes, the broken heart to bind; Comes, the powers of hell to brave,
Comes, the lost to seek and save. 2 Arm'd with love's resistless sway,
Down to earth he wings his way;
3 Now upon the cross he hangs!
Dies in agonizing pangs!
Spreads salvation through the world. 4 In the grave awhile he lay,
Tore the bars of death away;
Claims the kingdom as his own. 5 Mourning soul, methinks I see
All thy fetters on the tree;
They no longer form the chain. 6 Now believe that Christ is God,
That as man he shed his blood;
INTERCESSION OF CHRIST.
51. C. M. Watts.
The Intercession of Christ. IFT up your eyes to th' heavenly seats Kind Intercessor, there he sits,
And loves, and pleads, and prays. 2 'Twas well, my soul, he died for thee,
And shed his vital blood, Appeas'd stern justice on the tree,
And then arose to Gou. 3 Petitions now, and praise may rise,
And saints their offerings bring, The Priest, with his own sacrifice,
Presents them to the King.
Up to his father's throne,
And sweetens every groan.
5 Ten thousand praises to the King,
Hosanna in the highest;
To God and to his Christ.
52. S. M. Newton.
Tɔ the Redeeiner's name;
And every heart inflame. 2 Upon the cross he died,
Our debt of sin to pay;
Wash guilt and filth away. 3 Pleading for us he stands
Before his Father's throne,
With what himself hath done. 4 The Holy Ghost he sends,
Our stubborn souls to move,
And conquer them by love. 5 His voice invites our hearts
To rise and seek his face; "Tis thus the love of sin departs,
And we are sav'd by grace. 6 Assur'd that Christ our King
Will put our foes to flight, We on the field of battle sing, And triumph while we fight.
53. C. M. Watts. Access to the Throne of Grace by a Mediator.
COME lebteusolift our joyful eyes,
to the courts And smile to see our Father there,
Upon a throne of love.
2 Once 'twas a seat of dreadful wrath,
And shot devouring flame;
And vengeance was his name.
That calm’d his frowning face,
And turn'd the wrath to grace.
And venture near the Lord ; No fiery cherub guards his seat,
Nor double flaming sword.
Are open'd by the Son;
And reach th' Almighty throne.
Great Advocate on high; And glory to th' eternal King, That lays his fury by.
54. L. M. Epis. Coll. The necessity of Christ's Mediation. THOUGHI should seek to wash me clean, My soul would yet its spot retain,
And sink to conscious guilt and woe. 2 The Spirit, in his power divine
Would cast my vaunting soul to earth,
And show the vileness of its worth. 3 Ah! not like erring man is God,
That men to answer him should dare;
Who God and man may both embrace;