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CHARACTERS AND REPRESENTATIONS
That fountain in his day;
Thy flowing wounds supply,
Wash all my sins away.
Be sav'd to sin no more.
And shall be till I die.
Lies silent in the grave,
72. C. M.
(ESUS, 1 sing thy matchless grace Gives me among thy saints a place
To make thy glories known. 2 Allied to thee, our vital head,
We act, and grow, and thrive; From thee divided, each is dead
When most he seems alive. 3 Thy saints on earth, and those above,
Here join in sweet accord; One body all in mutual love,
And thou our common Lord.
Thy Spirit with delight;
This bond to disunite.
Before thy Father's face; Nor shall a wrinkle or a spot
Its beauteous form disgrace.
73. L. M. Medley. I know that my Redeemer liveth. Job xix. 25. I
KNOW that my Redeemer lives;
What comfort this sweet sentence gives ! He lives triumphant from the grave,
He lives eternally to save.
He lives to plead for me above,
He lives to help in time of need. 3 He lives to banish all my fears,
He lives to wipe my falling tears ;
And lives all blessings to impart.
He lives and loves me to the end;
And lives to bring me safely there. 5 He lives, all glory to his name!
He lives, my Jesus, still the same; O the sweet joy this sentence gives, 'I know that my Redeemer lives!'
74. C. M. Steele. Christ the Centre of Holy Desires. DEAR centre of
soul's desires, And sovereign of my heart, What sweet delight thy name inspires !
What bliss thy smiles impart ! 2 Jesus! O loveliest, dearest name!
And wilt thou condescend To own the bold, yet humble claim,
My everlasting friend? 3 Too oft, alas ! my passions rove
In search of meaner charms; Trifles unworthy of my
love Divide me from thy arms.
4 Come, dearest Lord, with power divine,
And drive thy foes away;
75. C. M. Watts.
TITH joy we meditate the grace
Of our high priest above; His heart is made of tenderness,
His bowels melt with love.
He knows our feeble frame;
For he has felt the same.
But raise it to a flame;
Nor scorns the meanest name.
His mercy and his power;
76. S. M. Altered.
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.
His Godhead from his throne ;
• By which I will be known.' 2 Ye dying souls that sit
In darkness and distress, • Look from the borders of the pit
• To my recovering grace.' 3 Sinners shall hear the sound,
Their thankful tongues shall own,
In thee, the Lord, alone.' 4 In thee shall Israel trust,
And feel their guilt forgiven;
78. L. M. Wesley's Coll.
'Midst flaming worlds, in these array'd,
With joy shall. I lift up my head.
To claim my inansion in the skies,
Jesus hath liv'd and died for me.
When ruin'd nature sinks in years;
4 O let the dead now hear thy voice,
Now bid thy banish'd ones rejoice;
79. C. M. Watts. Justification by faith. Rom. iii. 19-22.
On their own works have built; Their hearts by nature all unclean,
And all their actions guilt. 2 Let Jews and Gentiles stop their mouths
Without a murmuring word; And the whole race of Adam stand
Guilty before the Lord.
To justify us now;
Is all the law can do.
When in thy name we trust, Our faith receives a righteousness That makes the sinner just.
80. L. M. I am the way. John xiv. 6. I
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