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And borrow all the names

Of honour from his word;

Nature and art

Can ne'er supply

2 In Jesus we behold

Sufficient forms

Of majesty.

His Father's glorious face,
Shining for ever bright,

With mild and lovely rays:

-Th' eternal God's


Eternal Son

Inherits and

Partakes the throne.

3 The sov'reign King of kings,
The Lord of lords most high,
Writes his own name upon
His garment and his thigh:

His name is call'd
The Word of God;

He rules the eartli
With iron rod.

4 When promises and grace
Can neither melt nor move,
The angry Lamb resents
The injuries of his love :

Awakes his wrath

Without delay,

As lions roar,

And tear the prey.

5 But, when for works of peace
The great Redeemer comes,
What gentle characters,

• What titles he assumes!

Light of the world,

And Life of men!

Nor will he bear

Those names in vain

6 Immense compassion reigns
In our Emmanuel's heart,
When he descends to act

A Mediator's part.

He is a Friend,

And Brother too;

Divinely true.

7 At length the Lord, the Judge,
His awful throne ascends,

And drives the rebels far

From favourites and friends:

Then shall the saints

Completely prove

The heights and depths

Of all his love.


HYMN 149. L. M. Leeds. [*]
Offices of Christ.

"OIN all the names of love and pow'r,

J That ever man or angels bore:

All are too mean to speak his worth,
Or set EMMANUEL'S glory forth.
2 But O what condescending ways
He takes to teach his heav'nly grace!
My eyes, with joy and wonder, see
What forms of love he bears to me.
With his commission in his hands;
Sent from his Father's milder throne,
To make the great salvation known.
4 Great PROPHET! let me bless thy name;
By thee the joyful tidings came,

Of wrath appeas'd, of sins forgiv'n,
Of hell subdu'd, and peace with heav'n.
5 My bright EXAMPLE, and my GUIDE,
I would be walking near thy side;
O let me never run astray,

Nor follow the forbidden way.

6 I love my SHEPHERD, he shall keep,
My wand'ring soul amongst his sheep;
He feeds his flocks, he calls their names,
And in his bosom bears the lambs.
7 My SURETY undertakes my cause,
Answering his Father's broken laws:
Behold my soul at freedom set,
My Surety paid the dreadful debt.

8 Jesus, my great HIGH PRIEST, has dy'd,
I seek no sacrifice beside;

His blood did once for all atone,

And now it pleads, before the throne.
9 My ADVOCATE appears on high,
The Father lays his thunder by;
Not all that earth, or hell, can say,
Shall turn my Father's heart away.

10 My LORD, my CONQU'ROR, and my KING; Thy sceptre, and thy sword I sing; Thine is the vict'ry, and I sit

A joyful subject at thy feet.

11 Aspire, my soul, to glorious deeds,
March on, nor fear to win the day,
Tho' death and hell obstruct the way.

12 Should death, and hell, and pow'rs unknown,
Put all their forms of mischief on,
I shall be safe; for CHRIST displays
Salvation in more sov'reign ways.]


HYMN 150. P. M. Bethesda. [*] Scriptural Characters of Christ.

OIN all the glorious names

Jof wisdom, love, and pow'r,

That ever mortals knew,
That angels ever bore:

Too mean to set

e All are too mean,

To speak his worth;


My Saviour forth.

2 But O what gentle terms,
What condescending ways,
Does our Redeemer use,
To teach his heav'nly grace!

-Mine eyes, with joy What forms of love

And wonder, see

He bears for me.

3 (Array'd in mortal flesh,
He like an Angel stands;
And holds the promises
And pardons in his hands:

o Commission'd from

His Father's throne;

To make his grace

To mortals known.)

4 (Great Prophet of my God,

My tongue would bless thy name;
By thee the joyful news

Of our salvation came:

o The joyful news Of sins forgiv'n,

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Of hell subdu'd,

And peace with heav'n.;

5 (Be thou my Counsellor,
My Pattern and my Guide;
And through this desert land,
Still keep me near thy side.

O let my feet
Ne'er run astray,

Nor rove nor seek
The crooked way!

6 (I love my Shepherd's voice;
His watchful eyes shall keep
My wand'ring soul, among
The thousands of his sheep:

b He feeds his flock,
He calls their names;


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His bosom bears
The tender lambs.)

(To this dear Surety's hand
Will I commit my cause;
He answers and fulfils

His Father's broken laws:

Behold my soul

At freedom set!

My Surety paid
The dreadful debt.)

8 (Jesus, my great High Priest,
Offer'd his blood and dy'd ;
My guilty conscience seeks
No sacrifice beside:

• His pow'rful blood
Did once atone

e And now it pleads Before the throne.)

9 (My Advocate appears
For my defence on high;
The Father bows his ears,
And lays his thunder by.

• Not all that hell


Or sin can say,

Shall turn his heart,
His love away.)

10 (My dear Almighty Lord,
My Conqu'ror and my King,
Thy sceptre and thy sword,
Thy reigning grace I sing.

Thine is the pow'r ; In willing bonds, a Behold I sit,



Beneath thy feet.)

11 (Now let my soul arise,
And tread the Tempter down;
My Captain leads me forth
To conquest and a crown.

-A feeble saint

Shall win the day;

o Tho' death and hell
Obstruct the way.)

12 Should all the hosts of death,
And pow'rs of hell unknown,
Put their most dreadful forms

Of rage and mischief on;

I shall be safe

For Christ displays

Superior pow'r,
And guardian grace.


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A Song of Praise to God.

ATURE, with all her pow'rs, shall sing,
God the Creator, and the King;

Nor air, nor earth, nor skies, nor seas,
Deny the tribute of their praise.

2 (Begin to make his glories known,
Ye seraphs, who sit near his throne;
Tune your harps high, and spread the sound,
To the creation's utmost bound.)

3 (All mortal things of meaner frame,
Exert your force, and own his Name;
Whilst with our souls, and with our voice,
We sing his honours, and our joys.)

4 (To him be sacred all we have,
From the young cradle to the grave:
Our lips shall his loud wonders tell,
And ev'ry word a miracle.)

5 [These western shores, our native land,
Lie safe in the Almighty's hand!
Our foes of vict'ry dream in vain,
And wear the captivating chain.
6 Raise monumental praises high,
To him who thunders through the sky,
And with an awful nod or frown,
Shakes an aspiring tyrant down.

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