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4 Whatever distress awaits us below,
Such plentiful grace will Jesus bestów,
For nothing can burt us while Jesus is neår. 5 When troubles attend, or danger or strife,
His love will defend and guard us thro’ life: And when we are fainting, and ready to die, Whatever is wanting his hand will supply.
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151 8s. New Jerusalem 230. Uxbridge 161.
The unsearchable Riches of Christ, Eph. ili. 8. 1 H OW shall I my Saviour set forth? 'ns
11 How shall I his beauties declare?
Nor saints who sit nearest his throne,
No! This is a mystry unknown. 44.. 2 In him, all the fulness of God: ;
For ever transcendently shines; ... Tho' once like a mortal he stood !
To finish his gracious desigus : Tho' once he was nail'd to the cross,
Vile rebels like me to set free, His glory sustained no loss,
Eternal his kingdom shall be.''
Seem'd then 'with each other to vie,
And dwelt in a cottage of clay-
To wash their pollutions away.. 4 O sinners, believe and adore,
This Saviour, so rich to redeem !
No creature can ever explore . ?
The treasures of goodness in him : Come, all ye who see yourselves lost,
And feel yourselves burden’d with sin, Draw near, while with terror you're toss'd,
Believe, and your peace shall begin. ;. 6 Now, sinners, attend to his call,
Whoso hath an ear let him hear, .. ., He promises mercy to all
Who feel their sad wants, far and near: He riches has ever in store,
And treasures that never can waste : Here's pardon, here's grace ; yea, and more,
Here's glory eternal at last. :', ';
152 L.M. Kingsbridge 88. "Portugal 97.
The Intercession of Christ, Heb? vif. 25.
II (What joy the blest assurance gives !)
Pleads the full merit of his blood. '.si 2 Repeated crimes awakè our fears,.
And justice arm'd with frowns appears;
Sweet mercy smiles, and all is peace. 's it 3 Hence, then, ye black despairing thoughts !
Above our fears, aboye our faults, sit · His powerful intercessions rise;
And guilt recedes, and terror dies. 4 In every dark distressful'hour,
When sin and Satan join their power,
That Jesus bears us on his heart
On him our humble hopes depend : .. .
For Jesus pleads, and must prevail. 'STEELE. 153 C. M. Newbury 132. Charleston 195.
Christ's Intercession prevalent, John xvii. 24.
A Th' ascended Saviour's love:""}
His people's cause above.', se
His humble suit below; :
Enthron’d in glory now.
Salvation he demands;
And spreads his wounded hands,
Father, I will that all my saints
Be with me where I am:
The sorrows. I endur'd; . .
And faithful to thy word. 'n .6 Eternal life, at his request, ".
To every saint is given:
The plenitude of heaven. 7 [Founded on right, thy prayer avails; ,
The Father smiles on thee;
Dear Lord, Remember me.
In my behalf ascend; ;...
And, as its virtue, so my praise ,' . .. Shall never, never end.] : TOPLADY.
154 C. M, Michael's 119. Elim 151. Christ's Intercession typified by Aaron's Breastplate,
. Exodus xxviii. 29., ...;..
Our great High-priest above,
And sympathetic love. rii 2 Tho' rais'd to a superior throne, in
e'' Where angels bow around,
With matchless honours crown'd;
Deep graven on his heart; . " Nor shall the meanest Christian say
That he hath lost his part
Our everlasting trust, '..
Are moulder'd down to dụst.'
May thy dear name be worn, ii • A sacred ornament and guard,..
To endless ages borne ! DR. DODDRIDGE.
155 C. M. Bedford 91. Ann's 58.
Intercession for bim, Luke xxii. 31, 32.
How artful and how great!'
Yet will he sift the wheat. **
And gather in his chain ; ; .
* The captive soul regain. * "3 There is a Shepherd, kind and strong, Still watchful for his sleep; wid til
Nor shall th' infernal lion rend' lo
That we may fall no more;
And comfort lost restore.
That faith may never fail;
That temper'd shield prevail.;
We'll guard our brethren too;,
Qur care of them renew. DR. DODDRIDGE.
CHARACTERS AND REPRESENTATIONS OF CHRIST.*
PLACED ALPHABETICALLY. ;) 156 L.M. Mark's 65. Ulverston 179.
. Advocate, 1 John ii. 1..
Beyond the reach of humble sighs ? Are these weak breathings of desire ***" Too languid to ascend the skies ? 2 No, Lord ! the breathings of desire,
The weak petition, if sincere,..
But reaches thy all-gracious ear..
See where the great Redeemer stands,
He recommends each broken prayer;
Whose power and love forbid despair. • These characters of Christ follow one another AlphabeticallyOthers, which it was necessary to place under different heads, may be found in the Index: :