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All their sins are wash'd

away;
They shall stand in God's great day:
With them number'd may we be,

Here, and in eternity.
2 They produce the fruits of grace

In the works of righteousness;
They are lights upon the earth,
Children of a heavenly birth;
One with God, with Jesus one,
Glory is in them begun:
With them number'd may we be,

Here, and in eternity.
3 Though they suffer much on earth,

Strangers quite to this world's mirth;
Yet they have an inward joy,
Pleasure which can never cloy.
They alone are truly blest,
Heirs of God, joint heirs with Christ :
With them number'd may we be,
Here, and in eternity.

206. S. M.-“ We must through much tribulation enter into the kingdom

of God.Acts xiv. 22. 1 AS strangers here below,

With various woes oppress'd,
We must through tribulation go

To our eternal rest.
2 Thus Christ our glorious Head

Ascended to his throne;
Why should his saints refuse to tread
The way their Lord has gone.

. 3 The path to glory lies

Through conflict and distress;
But joyful we at length shall rise,

The kingdom to possess.

210.

C, M.-Absence from God. 1 0 THOU, whose tender

mercy

hears Contrition's humble sigh: Whose hand, indulgent, wipes the tears

From sorrow's weeping eye.
2 See, low before thy throne of grace,

A wretched wanderer mourn;
Hast thou not bid me seek thy face?

Hast thou not said "return ?" 3 And shall my guilty fears prevail

To drive me from thy feet?
O let not this dear refuge fail,

This only safe retreat.
4 O shine on this benighted heart,

With beams of mercy shine,
And let thy healing voice impart

A taste of joys divine.

211.

L.M.- The backslider's prayer.

1 STAY, thou insulted Spirit, stay !

Though I have done thee such despite ; Nor cast the sinner quite away,

Nor take thine everlasting flight. 2 Though I have steel'd my stubborn heart,

And still shook off my guilty fears, And vex'd, and urg'd thee to depart

For many long rebellious years : 3 Though I have most unfaithful been,

Of all who e'er thy grace receiv'd, Ten thousand times thy goodness seen,

Ten thousand times thy goodness griev’d.

4 Yet, O! the chief of sinners spare

In honour of my great High Priest, Nor in thy righteous anger swear

To' exclude me from thy people's rest. 5 Now, Lord, my weary soul release,

Up-raise me with thy gracious hand,
And guide into thy perfect peace,
And bring me to thy promis'd land.

214.
C. M.--The true penitent the object of the Divine mercy.

Jer. xxxi. 18—20. 1 “ SURELY,” the God of

grace declares, “ I've heard my Ephraim's moans, My eye has mark'd his streaming tears,

“My ear his broken groans.” 2 “ Thou hast chastis'd me, Lord,” he cries,

“ And I receiv'd the stroke, Like a young bullock when he feels

“ The unaccustoin'd yoke; 3 “ Turn me to thee, and I shall turn

“ To thee, my God, in truth; “ Thou art my father, thou the guide,

“ And guardian of my youth.” 4 “ Thus have I heard,” Jehovah cries,

" How humble Ephraim mourns, “ And to his penitential sighs

My mercy thus returns.
5 “ Can Ephraim be a son belov'd,

“ The son of my delight ?
“ I own him still, and he shall live

Accepted in my sight.” 6 Have you, like Ephraim, sinn'd? with him

Repent, and you shall find That God who Ephraim's crimes forgave,

Is still as good and kind.

217. P.M -Joy in heaven for a repenting sinner. Luke xv. 3—7. 1 THERE was joy in Heaven !

There was joy in Heaven!
When this goodly world to frame,
The Lord of might and mercy came:
Shouts of joy were heard on high,
And the stars sang from the sky-

Glory to God in Heaven !" 2 There was joy in Heaven!

There was joy in Heaven!
When the billows, heaving dark,
Sank around the stranded ark,
And the rainbow's watery span
Spake of mercy, hope to man,
And
peace

with God in Heaven! 3 There was joy in Heaven!

There was joy in Heaven !
When of love the midnight beam
Dawn'd on the towers of Bethlehem;
And along the echoing hill
Angels sang, “On earth good will,

And glory in the Heaven!” 4 There is joy in Heaven !

There is joy in Heaven!
When the sheep that went astray,
Turns again to virtue's way;
When the soul, by grace subdued,
Sobs its prayer of gratitude,
Then is there joy in Heaven !”

224.

C.M.- Providence and grace.
1 O THOU, my light, my life, my joy,

My glory and my all ;
Unsent by Thee, no good can come,

No evil can befall,

2 Such are thy schemes of providence,

And methods of thy grace,
That I may safely trust in thee,

Through all the wilderness. 3 'Tis thine outstretch'd and powerful arm,

Upholds me in the way;
And thy rich bounty well supplies

The wants of every day.
4 For such compassions, O my God,

Ten thousand thanks are due ;
For such compassions, I esteem

Ten thousand thanks too few.

225. C.M.-" Remember me, 0 God! for good.Neh. xiii. 31. 1 0 THOU, from whom all goodness flows !

I lift my heart to thee;
In all my sorrows, conflicts, woes,

Dear Lord ! remember me.
2 When groaning, on my burden'd heart,

My sins lie heavily;
My pardon speak, new peace impart,

In love remember me.
3 Temptations sore obstruct my way,

And ills I cannot flee;
Oh, give me strength, Lord ! as my day;

For good, remember me.
4 If on my face, for thy dear name,

Shame and reproaches be;
All hail reproach, and welcome shame,

If thou remember me.
5 The hour is near; consign'd to death,

I own the just decree:
Saviour ! with my last parting breath,

I'll cry-remember me.

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