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66 I gave the flood a firm decree,
“In its own bounds to keep 6 - Upon the empty air,
66 The earth was balanc'd well; 66 With joy I saw the mansion, where
" The sons of men should dwell. 7 “My busy thoughts at first,
66 On their salvation ran, 6 Ere sin was born, or Adam's dust
“ Was fashion'd to a man. O 8 " Then come, receive my grace,
6 Ye children, and be wise ; o “Happy the man who keeps my ways,
66 The man, who shuns them, dies.”] HYMN 93. L. M. Islington. [* b] Christ obeyed or resisted. Prov. viii, 34–36. 1 THUS saith the Wisdom of the Lord,
I "Blest is the man, who hears my word; “Keeps daily watch before my gates,
“ And at my feet for mercy waits. o 2 " The soul that seeks me shall obtain
6 Immortal wealth, and heav'nly gain ;' “ Immortal life is his reward,
“ Life, and the favour of the Lord. e 3 “ But the vile wretch who flies from me,
" Does his own soul an injury; a “Fools, who against my grace rebel, “ Seek death, and love the road to hell."
HYMN 94. C. M. Reading. [b*] Justification: or, Law and Grace. Rom. vii, 19-22. 1 TVAIN are the hopes, the sons of men
On their own works have built ; Their hearts by nature are unclean,
And all their actions guilt.
Without a murm’ring word;
Guilty before the Lord.
To justify us now;
Is all the law can do.
0 4 Jesus, how glorious is thy grace,
When in thy name we trust!
That makes the sinner just.
Regeneration. John i, 13, and iii, 3, &c. 1 N OT all the outward forms on earth,
I Nor rites that God has giv'n, Nor will of man, nor blood, nor birth,
Can raise a soul to heav'n. 2 The sov'reign will of God alone
Creates us heirs of grace ; Born in the image of his Son,
A new peculiar race. b 3 The Spirit, like some heav'nly wind,
Blows on the sons of flesh; New models all the carnal mind,
And forms the man afresh. 04 Our quicken'd souls awake, and rise
From the long sleep of death ; o On heav'nly things we fix our eyes,
And praise employs our breath.
HYMN 96. C. M York. [b *1 Election excludes Boasting. 1 Cor. i, 26-31. 1 |DUT few among the carnal wise,
D But few of noble race,
Almighty King of grace.
For sons and heirs of God;
On honourable blood.
The myst'ries of his grace ;
And all its pride abase.
When brought before his throne;
But in the Lord alone.]
HYMN 97. L. M. Brentford. [*] Christ our Wisdom, Righteousness, &c. 1 Cor. i, 30. 1 DURY'D in shadows of the night,
O We lie-'till Christ restores the light; o Wisdom descends to heal the blind, .
And chase the darkness of the mind. p 2 Our guilty souls are drown'd in tears,
"Till his atoning blood appears :
Then we awake from deep distress, o And sing, THE LORD OUR RIGHTEOUSNESS. e 3 Our very frame is mix'd with sin; -His Spirit makes our natures clean, Such virtues from his sufferings flow,
At once to cleanse, and pardon too.
Binding his slaves in heavy chains :
The iron bondage from our necks.
11 That hangs upon our eyes ; -"Till Christ, with his reviving light,
Over our souls arise ? @ 2 Our guilty spirits dread
To meet the wrath of heav'n; But in his righteousness array'd,
We see our sins forgiv'n. e 3 Unholy and impure,
Are all our thoughts and ways; -His hands infected nature cure,
With sanctifying grace.
To hold our souls in vain;
And breaks the cursed chain. e 5 Lord we adore thy ways,
To bring us near to God;
Thy sov'reign pow'r, thy healing grace,
HYMN 99. C. M. York. [*] Stones made Children of Abraham. Matt. iii, 9. 1 VAIN are the hopes, that rebels place,
y Upon their birth and blood;. Descended from a pious race,
Their fathers now with God.
Can take the hardest stones,
With new created sons.
Who form'd our mortal frame;
HYMN 100. L. M. Bath. [*] Believe, and be saved. John iii, 16, 17, 18. 1 (NTOT to condemn the sons of men,
N Did Christ the Son of God appear: No weapons in his hands are seen,
No flaming sword, nor thunder there. e 2 Such was the pity of our God,
He lov'd the race of man so well,
Trust in his mighty name, and live; 0 A thousand joys his lips afford,
His hands a thousand blessings give. e 4 But vengeance and damnation lies
On rebels who refuse his grace ;
The hottest hell shall be their place.]
IV Through all the courts of Paradise,
-2 With joy the Father does approve
The fruit of his eternal love;
The holy soul he form': anew;
The Beatitudes. Matt. v, 2-12. 1 DLEST are the humble souls, who see
D Their emptiness and poverty; o Treasures of grace to them are givin,
And crowns of joy laid up in heav'n. a 2 Blest are the men of broken heart,
Who mourn for sin with inward smart; - The blood of Christ divinely flows,
A healing balm for all their woes. e 3 Blest are the meek, who stand afar
From rage and passion, noise and war; o God will secure their happy state,
And plead their cause against the great. 6 4 Blest are the souls who thirst for grace,
Hunger and long for righteousness; o They shall be well supply'd and fed,
With living streams and living bread. a 5 Blest are the men, whose bowels move,
And melt with sympathy and love ;
Like sympathy and love again. • 6 Blest are the pure, whose hearts are clean
From the defiling pow'r of sin; o With endless pleasure, they shall see
A God of spotless purity. er Blest are the men of peaceful life,
Who quench the coals of growing strife ; o They shall be call'd the heirs of bliss,
The sons of God, the God of peace. -8 Blest are the suff'rers, who partake
Of pain and shame for Jesus' sake; u Their souls shall triumph in the Lord; & Glory and joy are their reward.