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Then it will be my endless bliss,

To see him where and as he is. 312.

(303) 1. M.

Trusting in God. 1 SING to the Lord, who loud proclaim i

His various and his saying names. O may they not be heard alone,

But by our sure experience known. 2 Awake, our noblest pow'rs to bless

The God of Abra'm, God of peace;
Now by a dearer title known,

Father and God of Christ his Son. 3 Throngh ev'ry age his gracious ear

Is open to his servants' pray’r;
Nor can one humble soul complain,

That it hath sought its God in vain. 4 What unbelieving heart shall dare

In whispers to suggest a fear,
While still he owns his ancient name,

The same his pow'r, his love the same! 5 To thee our souls in faith arise,

To thee we lift expecting eyes,
And boldly through the desert tread;
For God will guard, where God shall lead.

C. M. 313.

(294.)

The power of faith. 1 FAITH adds new charms to earthly bliss,

And saves me from its snares; Its aid in ev'ry duty brings,

And softens all my cares;
2 Extinguishes the thirst of sin,

And lights the sacred fire
Of love to God and heav'nly things,

And feeds the pure desire. 3 The wounded conscience knows its pow' The healing balm to give;

That balín the saddest heart can cheer,

And make the dying live: Wide it unveils celestial worlds,

Where deathless pleasures reign;
And bids me seek my portion there,

Nor bids me seek in vain.
Ś Shows me the precious promise seal'd

With the Redeemer's blood;
And helps my feeble hope to rest

Upon a faithful God.
Ő There, there unshaken would I rest,

Till this vile body dies;
And then on Faith's triumphant wings

At once to glory rise.
314. (295.) L. M.

Faith a substitute for vision. i TTS by the faith of joys to come,

We walk through deserts dark as night, Till we arrive at heav'n our home,

Faith is our guide, and faith our lights 9 The want of sight she well supplies;

She makes the pearly gates appear;
Far into distant worlds she pries,

And brings eternal glories near.
Ś Cheerful we tread the desert through,

While faith inspires a heav’nly ray:
Though lions roar, and tempests blow

And rocks and dangers fill the way So Abra'm, by divine com

ommand, Left his own house to walk with God; llis faith beheld the promis'd land,

And fir'd his zeal along the road, 315.

(298.) L. M, %. There is salvation in none other than 168118. IN vain would boasting rea find The path to happiness and God:

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Her weak directions leave the mind

Bewilder'd in a doubtful road. 2 Jesus, thy words alone impart

Eternal life; on these I live; Diviner comforts cheer my heart

Than all the pow’is of nature give. § Here let my constant feet abide;

Thou art the true, the living way: Let thy good Spirit be my guide

To thc bright l'ealms of endless day. 4 The various forms that men devise,

To shake my faith with treach'rous art, I scorn as vanity and lies,

And bind thy gospel to my heart.

2. THE GRACIOUS NATURE OF THIS SALVATION

S. M. 316.

Salvation by Grace. Eph. ii. 5. 1 GRACE! !is a charming sound!

Harmonious to the ear!
Heaven with the echo shall resound,

And all the earth shall lear. 2 Grace first contriv'd the way

To save rebellious man;
And all the steps that grace display

Which drew the wondrous plan.
Grace led my roving feet

To tread the heavenly road;
And new supplies, each hour, I meet,

While pressing on to God.
5 Grace taught my soul to pray,

And made my eyes o’erflow:
'Twas grace whicli kept me to this day,

And will not let me go.
5 Grace all the work shall crown,

Through everlasting days;
It lays in heav'n the topmost stone,
And well deserves the praise.

317.

L. M.
By grace ye are saved. Eph. ii. 5.
1
SELF righteous souls on works rely,

And boast their mortal dignity;
But if I lisp a song of praise,

Grace is the note my soul shall raise.
2 'Twas grace that quicken'd me when dead;

And grace my soul to Jesus led;
Grace brings me pardon for my sin

'Tis grace subdues my lusts within. 3 'Tis grace that sweetens ev'ry cross,

'Tis grace supports in ev'ry loss; In Jesus' grace my soul is strong

Grace is my hope and Christ my song: g?'is grace defends when danger's near;

And 'tis by grace I persevere;
T'is grace constrains my soul to love

Free grace is all they sing above. 5 Thus 'tis alone of grace I boast,

And 'tis in grace alone 1 trust;
For all that's past grace is my theme,

For what's to come 'tis still the same. 6 Thro' endless years, of grace I'll sing,

Adore and bless my heavenly king;
I'll cast my crown before his throne,
And shout free grace to him alone.

L. M. 318. Faith connected with Salvation. Rom. 1.

16. Heb. x. 39. 1 NOT by the law of innocence

Can Adam's sons arrive at heaven; New works can give us no pretence

To have our ancient sing forgiven:
2 Not the best deeds that we have done

Can make a wounded conscience whole!
Faith is the grace,-

and faith alone, That flies to Christ, and saves the soul.

319.

§ Lord, I believe thy heavenly word!

Fain would I have my soul renew'd:
I mourn for sin, and trust the Lord

To have it pardon’d and subdu'd.
4 O may thy grace its power display!

Let guilt and death no longer reign;
Save me in thine appointed way,
Nor let my humble faith be vain!

P. M.
Redeeming grace. 1 Cor. iv. 7.
1
IN songs

of sublime adoration and praisc,
Ye pilgrims for Sion who press,
Break forth and extol the great Ancient of days,

His rich and unmerited grace
2 His love from eternity burned for our race,

Broke forth and discover'd its flame,
And now with the cords of his kindness he draws,

And brings us to love his great name. 3 O had he not pitied the state we were in,

Our bosoms his love had ne'er felt: [sin, We all would have liv'd, would have died too in

And sunk with the load of our guilt.
* What was there in man, that could merit esteem,

Or give theCreator delight?
Twas “ even so, Father," we evcr must sing,

Because it seem'd good in thy sight.
* Urged on by this grace, did the Saviour appeat,

The bearer of help from above,
Now all who are thirsting may freely draw near,

And drink in the streams of his love.
6 Then give all the glory to his holy name,

To him all the glory belongs; (fame, Be ours the high joys still to sound forth his

And crown him in each of our songs. 320.

S. M.
Lamb of God. John i. 29.
NOT all the blood of beasts,

On Jewish altars slain,

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