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For he's my strength and righteousness,
My Surety, and my All. 2 Allow me, Lord, to fall and ly
At thy dear pierced feet, . "To spread out my complaints and griefs,
And taste thy mercy sweet.
That my heart is not foft, .
Which made him bleed so oft. 4 Alas! I oft turn cold and dead,
And backward to obey ;
And negligent to pray.
Which wander and grow cold :
Into thy happy fold.
Give strength to bear the load ;
We'll not refuse the rod.
Of love and holiness;
And with thy presence bless.
The breaches all make up : . No cold nor dryness let there be ;
Withhold this bitter cup.
And distance all remove :
And spend my time in love.
N. B. I advertise now (as I did before the 13th, hyn
that the fourteen following Hymns are composed in ferent Measures. See the Reason given before.
The REPENTING PRODIGAL.
By fin and folly quite undone,
Now at thy feet doth fall.
My wand'rings I confefs ;
And his pure righteousness."
And take the wand'rer home':
Thro' Christ to me there's room. 4 I felf-condemned ly;
O hear my humble pray’r :
Soul-food for me prepare.
Thy blessing now bestow :
And will not let thee go.
Once dead, but now doth live, : ..
Accept my new-born cry;
Which doth thee satisfy.
Thy blood I do apply:
My soul to fan&tify.
Weak Faith not rejected.
Lord, hide me in thy wounds:
Unto thy praise redounds.
In free love me embrace :
O few thy smiling face.
When thou wilt send thy healing pow'r
To cure me in thy love.
Which I to thee direct :
All others I reject.
My doubts and fears dost see :
And kindly say to me,
O wherefore dost thou doubt ?
Him will I not cast out.”
Thou faithful art and true;
My unbelief subdue.
Jesus, and it to bless ;
• The Lord our Righteousness.”
Took bread, gave thanks, it brake, and said,
" Take, eat it, and remember me." 2 Thus also he the cup did take;
“ Here sealing blood fhed for your fake, " Which doth my test’ment ratifie :
" Let all drink and remember me."
Is purchas'd by my dearest blood :
. In drinking, then, remember me.
In eating, then, remember me. 5 Here God fits on a throne of grace,
Where sinful men may see his face :
My blood procures your access free;
In drinking, then, remember me. 6 See here the Tree of Life with fruit,
And leaves which heal, and strength recruit; These I shake down, poor soul, to thee :
Eat freely, and remember me. → See Jacob's ladder "here set up,
A covenanting God at top:
In doing this, remember me.
Which our soul-wounds doth cleanse and cure; It freely runs to all, you fee :
By faith drink, and remember me
Admire the Lamb sain.
Behold Christ pierc'd for sinners vile :
Th' immortal God, the Lamb is sain. 2 Look not aside to dung and dross,
But glory only in the cross;
These melting words, the Lamb is Rain. 3 Draw near the cross, that bloody tree;
Rich fruit it bears for you and me.
The Lamb of God for me was pain. 4 Thy fuff'rings, Lord, I weep to see,
These stripes and wounds I brought on thee :
These nails by which the Lamb is fiain.. 5 The cross is now a tree of life
That men relieves from finking grief,
Draw life from this, the Lamb is slain. 6 No flaming Tword doth guard this tree,
Its fruit is to all finners free : «
Come eat and live, the Lamb is sain. 3 Dear Lamb, thine evečjaiting love
Draws men from hell to heav'n above :
Thy love doth us to fing constrain
This heav'nly song, the Lamb is slain. 8 The Lamb redeems us by his blood,
And makes us kings and priests to God :
Unto the Lamb for finners sain.
Trace Christ's Sufferings.
From the blest feast unto the grave;
Like those who him forsook and fed. 2 First to Gethsemane we'll go,
There floods of wrath him overflow;
Our fins him press down to the ground. 3 There he lies in a bloody sweat,
Which him o'erspread from head to feet ; • He's bruis'd, he pours out prayers and cries
With floods of tears from both his eyes.
Another him with oaths denies :
His friends him leave without relief. 4 Amidst his foes he's left alone,
He's buffeted and spit upon,
His body is with scourges torn.
Basely insulted, charg'd with lies;
And bear his cross to Calvary.
Between two thieves he's crucify'd : .. He's naild, and jeer'd by cruel men;
With ling'ring torments pierc'd and flain. 8 His God, his sun, withdrew their light;
Earth, rocks, and men, were in a fright ;)