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Sweet in his righteousness to stand,
Which saves from second death ; Sweet to experience, day by day,
His spirit's quickening breath.
Sweet on his faithfulness to rest,
Whose love can never end; Sweet on his covenant of grace,
For all things to depend.
Sweet in the confidence of faith,
To trust his firm decrees ; Sweet to lie passive in his hand,
And have no will but his.
Sweet to rejoice in lively hope,
That when the change shall come, Angels will hover round my bed,
And waft my spirit home.
There shall my dis-imprisoned soul,
Behold Him and adore ;
And grieve and sin no more :
Shall see Him wear that very flesh,
On which my guilt was lain ; His love intense, his merit fresh,
As though but newly slain.
Soon, too, my slumbering dust shall hear,
The trumpet's quickening sound ! And by my Saviour's power rebuilt,
At his right hand be found.
These eyes shall see Him in that day,
The God that died for me ;
Lord, who is like to Thee !
If such the views which grace unfolds,
Weak as it is below,
In Jesu's presence know!
If such the sweetness of the stream,
What must that fountain be, Where saints and angels draw their bliss
Immediately from Thee !
O may the unction of these truths,
For ever with me stay,
My spirit flies away!
“ CHRIST IN YOU, THE HOPE OF GLORY."
SUPREME High-Priest, the pilgrim's light,
My heart for Thee prepare ;
Thy superscription there :
My arm Thy badge retain,
That I am born again!
Into Thy humble mansion come,
Set up Thy dwelling here ;
For sin to harbour there :
Which aims at nought but Thee :
But Jesus live in me.
O that the penetrating sight
And eagle's eyes were mine! Undazzled at the boundless light,
Of Majesty divine;
I, too, may sit and sing,
The dove's aspiring wing.
EARLY IN THE MORNING DO I CRY UNTO THEE.
Jesus, by whose grace I live,
From the fear of evil kept,
Held in being while I slept ;
Since the last revolving dawn
Scattered the nocturnal cloud,
Unprepared to meet their God !
O that I may keep Thy word,
Taught by Thee to watch and pray!
Sanctify the present day: