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5 Happy the man who wisdom gains,
In whose obedient heart she reigns;
63. C. M. Relief Hymns.
The Lamb feeding the Saints. WHILE in this dark and dreary land, Let holy souls exalt their eyes,
To joys within the vail. 2 There sits enthron'd the glorious Lamb,
While saints adore around; Angels, in shining circles, pay
Their homage most profound. 3 The Lamb illuminates the place,
With splendours here unknown, And pours the rivers of his grace
Fresh from beneath the throne.
With joys unfading crown'd,
Unfailing flow around.
And bids our griefs remove, And wipes away our falling tears, With the soft hand of love.
64. C. M. Relief Hymns.
Christ, the Rock and Refuge. HE
TE who on earth. as man was known,
And bore our sins and pains, Now, seated on the eternal throne,
The God of glory reigns,
With an unerring skill;
Obey his sovereign will.
3 This land, through which his pilgrims go,
Is desolate and dry;
Their thirst to satisfy
Beat heavy on their head,
And find a soothing shade.
In such a constant Friend!
65. C. M. Epis. Coll.
Christ, the way, truth, and life.
From sin and death I flee;
Must seek him, Lord, by thee.
True wisdom can impart; Thou only canst inform the mind,
And purify the heart.
Proclaims thy conquering arm;
Nor death, nor hell shall harm.
Grant us that way to know,
66. S. M. Steele. Jesus, a Shepherd. Psalm xxiii. 1, 2, 3. WHILE, my Redeemer's near
My shepherd and my guide, I bid farewell to anxious fear,
My wants are all supplied.
2 To ever-fragrant meads,
Where rich abundance grows, His gracious hand indulgent leads,
And guards my sweet repose. 3 Along the lovely scene,
Cool waters gently roll, Transparent, sweet, and all serene,
To cheer my fainting soul. 4 Here let my spirit rest,
How sweet a lot is mine!
My wandering feet restore,
67. C. M. Rippon's Selection. Christ the desire of all Nations. Hag. ii. 7.
Thou lovely Prince of grace! Thy uncreated beauties shine
With never-fading rays.
Come bending at thy feet;
In thee their wishes meet.
Delights the church around; Sweetly the sacred odours spread
Through all Immanuel's ground. 4 Millions of happy spirits live
On thine exhaustless store;
And still thou givest more.
They find their all in thee;
To all eternity.
Yobter choice be mine
68. CM. Steele. Jesus the Pearl of great price. Matt. xiii. 45, 4
glittering toys of earth, adieu! A real prize attracts my view,
A treasure all divine.
Ye specious baits of sense;
The Pearl of price immense. 3 Jesus, to multitudes unknown,
O name divinely sweet!
Wealth, honour, pleasure meet.
Of this dear gift possessid,
And be for ever blest.
Thy love is bliss divine;
And bid me call thee mine.
69. C. M. Toplady.
Jesus all in all.
COMPAR'Di with Christ, in all beside
Is to be one with thee.
soul convey; Thyself bestow-for thee alone,
My all in all, I pray.
My comfort to restore;
And thou canst give no more.
4 Lov'd of my God, for him again
With love intense I'd burn;
I'd choose thee in return.
O teach me to resign;
70. C. M. Steele.
THE kind Redeemer left his throne,
To suffer, bleed, and die.
And suffer'd in his stead;
For man the Saviour bled.
In thy atoning blood !
And rebels brought to God.
To love so full, so free;
Its sacred power to me ?
For favours so divine ?
71. C. M. Cowper.
Fountain opened. Zech. xiii. 1.
Lose all their guilty stains.