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6 Each moment water'd by thy care,

And nourish'd by thy grace,
The feeblest branch the fruits shall bear

Of righteousness and peace.

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Worthy the Lamb.
1 COME, let us join our cheerful songs,

With angels round the throne !
Ten thousand thousand are their tongues,

But all their joys are one.
2 “Worthy the Lamb that died !” they cry,

- To be exalted thus;"
Worthy the Lamb,” our lips reply,

“ For he was slain for us.' 3 Jesus is worthy to receive,

Honour and power divine ;
And blessings more than we can give,

Be, Lord, for ever thine.
4 Let all that dwell above the sky,

And air, and earth, and seas;
Conspire to lift thy glories high,

And speak thine endless praise. 5 Let all creation join in one,

To bless the sacred name
Of him that sits upon the throne,

And to adore the Lamb ! 248.

"He that hath seen me, hath seen the Father.

1 OUR Saviour alone, the Lord let us bless, Who reigns on his throne, the Prince of our

peace; Who evermore saves us by shedding his blood;

All hail, holy Jesus, our Lord and our God !
Ż We thankfully sing thy glory and praise,

Thou merciful spring of pity and grace;
Thy kindness for ever to men we will tell,
And
say our dear Saviour redeems us from hell.

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3 Preserve us in love while here we abide,

O never remove thy presence, nor hide
Thy glorious salvation, 'till each of us see,

With joy, the blest vision completed in thee!
4 By angels in heaven, of every degree

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And saints upon earth, all praise be address’d

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To God in three persons, one God ever blest,

As it hath been, is now, and always shall be.
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That all should honour the Son even as they honour the Father
1 YE servants of God, your master proclaim,

And publish abroad his wonderful name,
The name all-victorious, of Jesus extol,

His kingdom is glorious, and rules over all.
2 God ruleth on high! Almighty to save,

And still he is nigh, his presence we have ;
The great congregation his triumph shall sing,

Ascribing salvation to Jesus our King.
3 Salvation to God, who sits on the throne,

Let all cry aloud, and honour the Son;
Immanuel's praises the angels proclaim,

Fall down on their faces and worship the Lamb! 4 Then let us adore and give him his right,

All glory and power, and wisdom and might;
All honour and blessing, with angels above

, And thanks never-ceasing, and infinite love. 250. The Holiness of God manifested in the Sacrifice

of the Cross. 10 THOU eternal victim, slain

A sacrifice for guilty man!
By the eternal Spirit made
An offering in the sinner's stead;
Our everlasting Priest art thou,

And plead'st thy death for sinners now
2 Thy offering still continues new,
Thy vesture keeps its bloody hue,

Thou stand'st the ever-slaughtered Lamb, Thy Priesthood still remains the same :

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Thy years, O God, can never fail,

Thy goodness is unchangeable !
3 O that our faith may never move,

But stand unshaken as thy love,
Sure evidence of things unseen;
Now let it pass the years between,
And view thee bleeding on the tree,
My God, who dies for me, for me!

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If David call him Lord, how is he his Son! 1 HOSANNA to the Royal Son

Of David's ancient line !
His nature's two, his person one,

Mysterious and divine !
2 The root of David here we find,

And offspring is the same;
Eternity and time are join'd

In our Immanuel's name!
3 Hail him! the heir of David's throne,

Whom David Lord did call;
Let Jew and Gentile, join'd in one,

Now own him Lord of all.
4 Bless'd He that comes to wretched men,

With peaceful news from heaven;
Hosannas of the highest strain,

To Christ the Lord be given ! 5 Let mortals ne'er refuse to take

Th' hosannas on their tongues,
Lest rocks and stones should rise, and break

Their silence into songs. 252.

Kiss the Son lest he be angry.

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1 JEHOVAH speaks, let Israel hear,

Let all the earth rejoice and fear,
While God's eternal Son proclaims
His sovereign honours, and his names :

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2 I am the last, and I the first,

The Saviour God, and God the just;
There's none beside pretends to shew

Such justice and salvation too!
3 Ye that in shades of darkness dwell

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Just on the verge of death and bell;
Look up to me from distant lands,

Light, life, and heaven, are in my hands.
4 I, by my holy name have sworn,

Nor shall the word in vain return;
To me shall all things bend the knee

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And every tongue shall swear to me!
5 In me alone, shall men confess,

Lies all their strength and righteousness ;
But such as dare despise my name,

I'll clothe them with eternal shame!
6 In me, the Lord, shall all the seed

Of Israel from their sins be freed;
And by their shining graces prove
Their interest in my pard’ning love.

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Mercy despised calls for the heavier vengeance.

What wrath is like the wrath of the Lamb ?
1 NOT to condemn the sons of men,

Did Christ, the Son of God, appear ;
No weapons in his hands are seen,

No flaming sword, nor thunder there!
2 Such was the pity of our God,
He loved the race of man so well

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He sent his Son to bear our load

Of sins, and save our souls from hell!
3 Sinners, believe the Saviour's word,

Trust in his mighty name and live;
A thousand joys his lips afford,

His hands a thousand blessings give.
4 But vengeance and destruction lies

On rebels who refuse the grace,
Who God's eternal Son despise,
The deepest hell must be their place!

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254.

Wonderful Counsellor.'
1 HE reigns! the Lord the Saviour reigns !

Praise him in evangelic strains,
Let the whole earth in songs rejoice,

And distant islands join their voice.
2 Deep are his counsels, and unknown,

But grace and truth support his throne;
Though gloomy clouds his way surround,

Justice is their eternal ground.
3 In robes of judgment, lo! he comes,

Shakes the wide earth, and cleaves the tombs!
Before him burns devouring fire !

The mountains melt, the seas retire !
4 His enemies, with sore dismay,

Fly from the sight, and shun the day;
Then lift your heads, ye saints, on high,

And sing, for your redemption's nigh. 255. The goodness of God in Spiritual mercies. 1 FROM Calvary flows a fountain cool,

Of water and of blood !
More healing than Bethesda's pool,

Or famed Siloam's flood.
2 The dying thief rejoiced to see

That fountain in his day,
And there may sinners, vile as he,

Wash all their guilt away.
3 Ne'er shall that fountain's sacred stream,

Lose its all-cleansing power;
Till the whole ransom'd Church of God

Be saved to sin no more.
4 Kind Lord ! the virtue of thy blood

To all our souls apply ;
Grant that to thee we henceforth live,

Grant that to sin we die :-
5 Till spotless, placed at thy right hand,

Safe in the realms above;
We cast our crowns before thy throne,

And sing thy boundless love.

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