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Behold the Father's chief delight

Expire in agony !
2 For whom, for whom, my heart,

Were all these sorrows borne ?
Why did he feel that piercing smart,

And meet that various scorn ?
3 For love of us he bled,

And all in torture died ; 'T was love that bowed his fainting head,

And oped his gushing side.
4 In sympathy of love

Let all the earth combine ;
And, drawn by cords so gentle, prove
• The energy divine.
5 In him our hearts unite,

Nor share his grief alone,
But from his cross pursue their flight,

To his triumphant throne. 267.

L. M.
Christ's Submission to his Father's Will.
1 “FATHER divine,” the Saviour cried,

While horrors pressed on every side,
And prostrate on the ground he lay,

“ Remove this bitter cup away.
2 “ But if these pangs must still be borne

Or helpless man be left forlorn,
I bow my soul before thy throne,

And say, Thy will, not mine, be done."
3 Thus our submissive souls would bow,

And, taught by Jesus, lie as low ;
Our hearts, and not our lips alone,

Would say, Thy will, not ours, be done.
4 Then, though like him in dust we lie,
We'll view the blissful moment nigh,

DODDRIDGE

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Which, from our portion in his pains,
Calls to the joy in which he reigns.

NEEDHAM.
Christ the Light of the World.
1 BEHOLD ! the Prince of Peace,

The chosen of the Lord,
God's well beloved Son, fulfils

The sure prophetic word.
2 No royal pomp adorns

This King of Righteousness ;
Meekness and patience, truth and love,

Compose his princely dress.
3 The spirit of the Lord,

In rich abundance shed,
On this great Prophet gently lights,

And rests upon his head.
4 Jesus, the light of men !

His doctrine life imparts ;
0, may we feel its quickening power

To warm and glad our hearts.
5 Cheered by its beams, our souls

Shall run the heavenly way ;
The path which Christ has marked and trod

Will lead to endless day. 269. L. M.

Christ the Sun of Righteousness.
1 TO thee, O God ! we homage pay,

Source of the light that rules the day !
Who, while he gilds all nature's frame,

Reflects thy rays and speaks thy name. 2 In louder strains we sing that grace

Which gives the Sun of Righteousness,
Whose nobler light salvation brings,
And scatters healing from his wings.

DODDRIDGE. MONTGOMERY.

3 Still on our hearts may Jesus shine,

With beams of light and love divine ;
Quickened by him our souls shall live,

And cheered by him shall grow and thrive. 4 0, may his glories stand confessed,

From north to south, from east to west;
Successful may his gospel run,

Wide as the circuit of the sun.
5 When shall that radiant scene arise,

When, fixed on high, in purer skies,
Christ all his lustre shall display

On all his saints through endless day ! 270. 7. M. 6 L.

Christ our Example in Suffering.
1 GO to dark Gethsemane, .

Ye that feel temptation's power ;
Your Redeemer's conflict see ;

Watch with him one bitter hour :
Turn not from his griefs away ;

Learn of Jesus Christ to pray.
2 Follow to the judgment-hall;

View the Lord of life arraigned ; 0, the wormwood and the gall !

0, the pangs his soul sustained !
Shun not suffering, shame, or loss ;

Learn of him to bear the cross.
3 Calv'ry's mournful mountain climb ;

There, admiring at his feet,
Mark that miracle of time,

God's own sacrifice complete :
" It is finished,” hear him cry ;

Learn of Jesus Christ to die. 4 Early hasten to the tomb

Where they laid bis breathless clay ;

All is solitude and gloom :

Who has taken him away?
Christ is risen ; he meets our eyes :

Saviour, teach us so to rise.
271.
C. M.

ENFIELD.
Example of Christ.
1 BEHOLD, where, in a mortal form,

Appears each grace divine ;
The virtues, all in Jesus met,

With mildest radiance shine.
2 To spread the rays of heavenly light,

To give the mourner joy,
To preach glad tidings to the poor,

Was his divine employ.
3 'Midst keen reproach, and cruel scorn,

Patient and meek he stood;
His foes, ungrateful, sought his life ;

He labored for their good.
4 In the last hour of deep distress,

Before his Father's throne,
With soul resigned, he bowed, and said,

" Thy will, not mine, be done ! ”
5 Be Christ our pattern and our guide ;

His image may we bear ;
0, may we tread his holy steps,

His joy and glory share !
272.
73. M.

FURNESS.
Jesus our Leader.
I FEEBLE, helpless, how shall I

Learn to live and learn to die?
Who, O God, my guide shall be ?

Who shall lead thy child to thee ?
2 Blesséd Father, gracious One,
Thou hast sent thy holy Son ;

He will give the light I need,

He my trembling steps will lead.
3 Through this world, uncertain, dim,

Let me ever lean on him ;
From his precepts wisdom draw,

Make his life my solemn law.
4 Thus, in deed, and thought, and word,

Led by Jesus Christ the Lord,
In my weakness, thus shall I

Learn to live and learn to die.
5 Learn to live in peace and love,

Like the perfect ones above ;
Learn to die without a fear, .
Feeling thee, my Father, near.

THE GOSPEL AND ITS INVITATIONS. 273. L. M.

BOWRING. The Teaching of Jesus. 1 HOW sweetly flowed the gospel sound

From lips of gentleness and grace,
When listening thousands gathered round,

And joy and gladness filled the place!
2 From heaven he came, of heaven he spoke,

To heaven he led his followers' way ;
Dark clouds of gloomy night he broke,

Unveiling an immortal day.
3 “ Come, wanderers, to my Father's home ;

Come, all ye weary ones, and rest”:
Yes, sacred Teacher, we will come,

Obey thee, love thee, and be blest. 4 Decay, then, tenements of dust! Pillars of earthly pride, decay !

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