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From thine instructive page we learn
The joys his presence will afford. 3 But while we're here, thou shalt supply
His place, and tell us of his love: We'll read with faith's discerning eye,
And thus partake of joys above. 72. C. M. EPISCOPAL COLL. I GREAT God! with wonder and with praise,
On all thy works we look;
Shine brightest in thy book.
Here our best comfort lies; Here our desires are satisfied,
And here our hopes arise. 3 Lord, make us understand thy law;
Show what our faults have been; And from thy gospel let us draw
Pardon for all our sin.
To thee their grateful tribute bring:
Our tongues perform each solemn vow. 2 All nature sings thy boundless love,
In worlds below and worlds above:
Diviner wonders of thy grace.
There we behold the Saviour bleed :
Revives each heart, and checks our fear. 4 There Jesus bids our sorrows cease,
And gives each labouring conscience peace; Raises our grateful passions high,
And points to mansions in the sky. 5 For love like this, oh let our song,
Through endless years, thy praise prolong;
74. C. M. C. WESLEY.
When set against the wheat ?
Like that immortal meat ?
The children doth supply;
Their souls shall never die. 75. C. M. EXETER COLL.
Supplication for a Blessing on the Word. I THY gracious aid, great God, impart,
To give thy word success; Write all its precepts on the heart,
And deep its truths impress.
That leads to joys on high,
And love shall never die..
GOSPEL AND SALVATION. 76. L. M. WATTS.
Object of Christ's Advent. 1 NOT to condemn the sons of men,
Did Christ, the Son of God, appear;
No flaming sword, nor thunder there. 2 Such was the pity of our God,
He loved the race of man so well,
Of sins, and save our souls from hell. 3 Sinners, believe the Saviour's word;
Trust in his mighty name, and live;
L. M. BEDDOME.
Excellency of the Gospel. 1 GOD, in the gospel of his son,
Makes his eternal counsels known:
Here love in all its glory shines,
And truth is drawn in fairest lines. 2 Here sinners, of an humble frame,
May taste his grace, and learn his name,
The wisdom, power, and grace of God. 3 Here faith reveals to mortal eyes
A brighter world where we shall rise;
From earth to realms.of endless day. 4 Oh! grant us grace, almighty Lord !
To read and mark thy holy word;
And by its holy precepts live. 78.
L. M. WATTS.
The object of the Gospel.
Sent to the nations from above:
What his almighty grace can do. 2 This remedy did wisdom find,
To heal diseases of the mind;
Restore the ruined creature, man. 3 The gospel bids the dead revive;
Sinners obey the voice, and live:
And hearts of stone are turned to flesh 4 May but this grace our souls renew,
Let sinners gaze, and hate us too ;
A sure defence from all their rage. 79. C. M. WATTS.
Salvation through Christ.
'Tis pleasure to our ears;
A cordial for our fears.
Al hell's dark door we lay ;
But we arise by grace divine
To séc a heav'nly day.
The spacious earth around,
Conspire to raise the sound.
To thee the praise belongs ! Salvation shall inspire our hearts,
And dwell upon our tongues. 80. S. M. DODDRIDGE.
Salvation by Grace.
Harmonious to the ear!
And all the earth shall hear. 2 Grace first contrived a way
To save rebellious man;
Which drew the wondrous plan. 3 Grace taught our roving feet
To tread the heavenly road
While pressing on to God.
Through everlasting days:
And well deserves the praise. 81.
S. M. EPISCOPAL COLL.
Gospel Invitations. 1 THE Spirit, in our hearts,
Is whispering, “Sinner, come;" The Bride, the church of Christ, proclaims
To all his children, “come!" 2 Let him that heareth say
To all about him, come!
To Christ, the fountain, come! 3 Yes, whosoever will,
O let him freely come,
And freely drink the stream of life;
'Tis Jesus bids him come. 82. 8s. 7s. JN. TAYLOR.
Benignity of God in the Gospel. 1 PRAISE to God, the great Creator!
Bounteous Source of every joy, He, whose hand upholds all nature,
He, whose word can all destroy ; Saints, with pious zeal attending,
Now the grateful tribute raise; Solemn songs to heaven ascending,
Join the universal praise.
Bordered on the shades of death,
Scattered all the clouds beneath.
Bears the cov'nant of his love,
Mercy beaming from above.
Pure, unbounded love thou art;
Praise him, every thankful heart:
Till in heaven our songs we raise;
Lost in wonder, love, and praise. 83. 75. MRS. BARBAULD.
The Invitations of the Gospel.
Come, and make my paths your choice:
Weary pilgrim, hither come!
Long hast borne the proud world's scorn,
Weary pilgrim, hither haste! 3 Ye, who tost on beds of pain,
Seek for ease, but seek in vain :