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Praise the God of our salvation;
Hosts on high, his power proclaim;

Heaven and earth and all creation
Laud and magnify his name.

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GIvE to our God immortal praise;
Mercy and truth are all his ways:

Wonders of grace to God belong;

Repeat his mercies in your song.

He built the earth, He spread the sky,
And fix’d the starry lights on high :
Wonders of grace to God belong;
Repeat his mercies in your song.

He sent his Son with power to save
From guilt, and darkness, and the grave;
Wonders of grace to God belong;
Repeat his mercies in your song.

Through this vain world He guides our feet,
And leads us to his heavenly seat:
Wonders of grace to God belong;
Repeat his mercies in your song.


25. C.M.

O Lord! turn not thy face away
From him that lies prostrate,

Lamenting sore his sinful life,
Before thy mercy gate;

Which Thou dost open wide to those
That do lament their sin : -

O shut it not against me, Lord,
But let me enter in.

Call me not to a strict account
How I have lived here,

For then I know right well, O Lord,
Most vile I shall appear.

So come I to the throne of grace,
Where mercy doth abound,

Desiring mercy for my sin,
To heal my deadly wound.

Mercy, good Lord, mercy I ask,
This is the total sum;

For mercy, Lord, is all my suit,
Oh let thy mercy come !

26. P. M.

FATHER, again in JESUS’ name we meet,
And bow in penitence beneath thy feet;
Again to Thee our feeble voices raise,
To sue for mercy, and to sing thy praise.

Alas! unworthy of thy boundless love,
Too oft with careless feet from Thee we rove;
But now, encouraged by thy voice, we come,
Returning sinners, to a Father's home.

O, by His name in whom all fulness dwells,
O, by His love which every love excels,
O, by His blood so freely shed for sin,
Open blest Mercy’s gate, and take us in

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When shall the sovereign grace
Of my forgiving God

Restore me from those dangerous ways
My wandering feet have trod?

O keep my soul from death,
Nor put my hope to shame;

For I have placed my only trust
In my Redeemer’s name.

With humble faith I wait
To see thy face again;

Of Israel it shall ne'er be said,
He sought the Lord in vain.

28. C. M.

LoRD, when we bend before thy throne,
And our confessions pour,
Teach us to feel the sins we own,
And hate what we deplore:
Our broken spirits pitying see;
True penitence impart;
Then let a kindling glance from Thee
Beam hope upon the heart.

When we disclose our wants in prayer
May we our wills resign,
And not a thought our bosom share
That is not wholly thine;
May faith each weak petition fill,
And waft it to the skies;
And teach our hearts 'tis goodness still
That grants it, or denies.

29. C. M.

WHEN cares of life around me press,
And worldly thoughts invade,

Thou, Lord, wilt succour my distress,
And grant thy Spirit’s aid.

When sin, the world, and Satan try
To snare and fetter me,

Thou wilt thy heavenly grace supply,
And set thy servant free.

Guarded by Thee, my dying day
Shall need no help beside;

Thy rod and staff shall be my stay,
Thy light shall be my guide.

- 30. C.M.

OH for a closer walk with God,
A calm and heavenly frame;

A light, to shine upon the road
That leads me to the Lamb |

What peaceful hours I once enjoy’d
How sweet their memory still!

But they have left an aching void
The world can never fill.

Return, O Holy Dove, return,
Sweet messenger of rest !

I hate the sins that made Thee mourn,
And drove Thee from my breast.

The dearest idol I have known,
Whate'er that idol be,

Help me to tear it from thy throne,
And worship only Thee.

So shall my walk be close with God,
Calm and serene my frame;
So purer light shall mark the road
hat leads me to the Lamb.

31. P.M.

GoD of my salvation, hear,
And help me to believe;
Simply do I now draw near,
Thy blessing to receive;
Full of guilt, alas! I am,
Yet to thy wounds for refuge flee;
Friend of sinners spotless Lamb
Thy blood was shed for me.

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