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29 BRIGHT was the guiding star that led,
With mild benignant ray,
Where the Redeemer lay.
Now points to his abode;
To guide us to our God.
While light and grace are given !
Shall reign with Him in heaven.
By Thy griefs, and sighs, and tears ;
Hear and spare us when we cry: 2 By Thy woe intensely great,
Agony, and bloody sweat;
3 By Thy passion, cross, and cries ;
By Thy perfect sacrifice;
31 O COME, Thou wounded Lamb of God!
Come, wash us in Thy cleansing blood ; Give us to know Thy love; then pain
Is sweet, and life or death is gain.
For ever clos'd to all but Thee;
Thy pledge of love for ever there.
That Thou shouldst man to glory bring ?
And deck them with a glorious crown? 4 Ah, Lord ! enlarge our scanty thought
To know the wonders Thou hast wrought;
Thy love, immense, unsearchable.
To Thee both earth and heaven must bow;
32 O LORD, turn not. Thy face away from
them that lowly lie, Lamenting sore their sinful life with tears
and bitter cry;
Thy mercy gates are open wide to them
that mourn their sin; O shut them not against us, Lord! but
let us enter in.
2 We need not to confess our fault, for
surely Thou canst tell ; What we have done, and what we are,
Thou knowest, Lord, full well; Wherefore to beg and to entreat with
tears we come to Thee, As children that have done amiss fall
at their father's knee.
3 And need we, then, O Lord, repeat the
blessing which we crave, When Thou dost know before we speak
the thing that we would have ? Mercy, O Lord! mercy we seek :-this
is the total sum : For mercy, Lord, is all our prayer;
O let Thy mercy come!
33 How blest the
man with mercy crown'd, Whose sins have all forgiveness found; Whose deep transgressions, cover'd o'er With pard’ning blood, are seen no more.
2 How blest the man to whom the Lord
Doth his own righteousness afford;
Whose heart conceals no guile within. 3 I said, “My sins I will confess,
And seek his grace and righteousness.
When God my anxious fears reliev'd. 4 O boundless grace, the rich display
Shall teach the trembling lips to pray ;
34 ALMIGHTY Father! God of grace !
We all, like sheep astray,
Through all our lives abound:
No health in us is found !
Our contrite souls restore,
And our trangressions bore !
That we, through all our days,
To Thine eternal praise !
35 OUT of the depths of misery,
Lord, I lift up my cry to Thee :
Hear, Lord, the voice of my complaint. 2 If Thou should'st mark iniquities,
And all our sins and trespasses,
Shall plead before their Judge in vain. 3 But fly, ye shades of dark despair,
Sweet sounds of mercy reach mine ear :
And Jesus bears the sinner's load : 4 His grace my drooping heart shall cheer,
And move to watchfulness and fear;
My longing soul waits for the Lord. 36 O JESUS, full of truth and grace,
More full of grace than I of sin :
Open Thine arms and take me in. 2 Thou know'st the way to bring me back,
My fallen spirit to restore :
Forgive and bid me sin no more.
The veil of sin once more remove ;
And melt it by Thy dying love. 4 Give to mine eyes refreshing tears,
And kindle my relentings now:
And to Thy yoke my spirit bow.