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3 Thy name is writ in fairest lines ;

Thy wonders here we trace ; -Wisdon through all the myst'ry shines,

And shines in Jesus' face.
4 The law its best obedience owes

To our incarnate God;
And thy evenging justice shows.

Its honours in his blood.
0 5 But still the lustre of thy grace

Our warmer thoughts employs ;
Gilds the whole scene with brighter rays,
And more exalts our joys.
HYMN 127. L. M. Portugal. (*)

Circumcision and Baptism.
I THUS did the sons of Abra'am pass

L Under the bloody seal of grace ;
The young disciples bore the yoke,
'Till Christ the painful bondage broke.
2 By milder ways does Jesus prove
His Father's cov'nant and his love;
He seals to saints his glorious grace,
Nor does forbid their infant race.
3 Their seed is sprinkled with his blood,
Their children set apart for God;
His Spirit on their offspring shed,

Like water pour'd upon the head. 0 4 Let ev'ry saint with cheerful voice,

In this large cov'nant rejoice; Young children in taeir early days, Shall give the God of Abra'am praise. HYMN 128. C. M. China. Plymouth. [b]

Corrupt Nature from Adam.
1 DLESS'D with the joys of innocence,

D Adam our Father stood,
Till he debas'd his soul to sense,

And ate th' unlawful food.
2 Now we are born a sensual race,

To sinful joys inclin'd;
Reason has lost its native place,

And flesh enslaves the mind.
3 While flesh and sense and passion reigns,

Sin is the sweetest good ;

We fancy music in our chains,

And so forget the load. 4 Great God, renew our ruin'd frame,

Our broken pow'rs restore ; Inspire us with a heav'nly flame,

And flesh shall reign no more. 5 Eternal Spirit, write thy law

Upon our inward parts ;
And let the second Adam draw

His image on our hearts.
HYMN 129. L. M. Bath. Islington. [*]

We walk by Faith, not by Sight. 1 MTVIS by the faith of joys to come,

I We walk thro' deserts dark as night;
'Till we arrive at heav'n our home,
Faith is our guide and faith our light.
2 The want of sight she well supplies,
She makes the pearly gates appear ;
Far into distant worlds she pries,
And brings eternal glories near.
3 Cheerful we tread the desert thro',
While faith supplies a heav'nly ray;
Though lions roar and tempests blow,
And rocks and dangers fill the way.
4 So Abra'am by divine command,
Left his own house to walk with God;
His faith beheld the promis'd land,
And fir'd his zeal along the road.
HYMN 130. C. M. Sunday. [*]

The New Creation.
1 ATTEND, while God's exalted Son

A Doth his own glory shew : d. Behold, I sit upon my throne,

“ Creating all things new. 2 “Nature and sin are pass'd away,

« And the old Adam dies ;
“My hands a new foundation lay-

" See the new world arise!
3 “ I'll be a Sun of righteousness

6. To the new heav'ns I make ;
“ None but the new born heirs of grace

" My glories shall partake.” 6 4 Mighty Redeemer, set me free

· From my old state of sin;

Oh, make my soul alive to thee,

Create new pow'rs within.
5 Renew mine eyes, and form mine ears,

And mould my heart afresh ;
Give me new passions, joys, and fears,

And turn the stone to flesh.
-6 Far from the regions of the dead,

From sin, and earth, and hell ;
In the new world that grace has made,

I would for ever dwell.
HYMN 131. L. M. Castle-Street. Leeds. [*]

The Excellency of the Christian Religion. 01 I ET everlasting glories crown

Thy head, my Saviour, and my Lord;
Thy hands have bro't salvation down,
And writ the blessings in thy word
2 (What if we trace the globe around,
And search from Britain to Japan;
There shall be no religion found,
So just to God, so safe for man."
-3 In vain the trembling conscience seeks

Some solid ground to rest upon ;
With long despair the spirit breaks,

?Till we apply to Christ alone.
e 4 How well thy blessed truths agree!

How wise and holy thy commands! -Thy promises—how firm they be!

How firm our hope and comfort stands!
o 5 Not the feign'd fields of heath'nish bliss

Could raise such pleasures in the mind;
Nor does the Turkish paradise

Pretend to joys so well refin'd.
- Should all the forms that men devise

Assault my faith with treach'rous art,
I'd call them vanity and lies,
And bind the gospel to my heart.
HYMN 132. C.M. Colchester. [*]

The Offices of Christ.
1 W E bless the prophet of the Lord,

V Who comes with truth and grace; Jesus, thy Spirit and thy word

Shall lead us in thy ways. 2 We rev'rence our High Priest above,

Who offer'd up his blood;

And lives to carry on his love,

By pleading with our God.
3 We honour our exalted King;

How sweet are his commands!
He guards our souls from hell and sin,

By his almighty hands.
4 Hosanna to his glorious name,

Who saves by diff'rent ways ;
His mercy lays a sov'reign claim

To our immortal praise.
HYMN 133. L. M. Brentford. [*]

The Operations of the Holy Spirit. 01 LITERNAL Spirit, we confess,

And sing the wonders of thy grace ; Thy pow'r conveys our blessings down, From God the Father and the Son. 2 Enlighten'd by thy heav'nly ray, Our shades and darkness turn to day; Thine inward teachings make us know

Our danger and our refuge too.
o 3 Thy pow'r and glory work within,

And break the chains of reigning sin;
Do our imperious lusts subdue,

And form our wretched hearts anew. - 4 The troubled conscience knows thy voice, o Thy cheering words awake our joys ; o Thy words allay the stormy wind, • And calm the surges of the mind. HYMN 134. C. M. York. [*]

Circumcision abolished.
1 T HE promise was divinely free,

1 Extensive was the grace ; “ I will the God of Abra'am be,

" And of his num'rous race.”
2 He said, and with a bloody zeal

Confirm'd the words he spoke ;
Long did the sons of Abra'am feel

The sharp and painful yoke.
3 Till God's own Son, descending low,

Gave his own flesh to bleed;
And Gentiles taste the blessings now,

From the hard bondage freed.
4 The God of Abra'am claims our praise,

His promises endure ;

And Christ the Lord, in gentler ways,
Makes the salvation sure.]
HYMN 135. L. M. Oporto. [*]

Types and Prophecies of Christ.
1 PEHOLD, the woman's promis'd seed !

D Behold the great Messiah come! Behold the prophets all agreed,

To give him the superior room!
-2 Abra'am, the saint, rejoic'd of old,
When visions of the Lord he saw,
Moses, the man of God, foretold
This great Fulfiller of his law.
3. The types bore witness to his name,
Obtain'd their chief design, and ceas'd;
The incense, and the bleeding lamb,
The ark, the altar, and the priest.
4 Predictions in abundance meet,

To join their blessings on his head :
o Jesus, we worship at thy feet,
And nations own the Promis'd Seed,
HYMN 136. L. M. Nantwich. [*]

Miracles at the Birth of Christ. 17\HE King of glory sends his Son,

L To make his entrance on this earth;
Behold the midnight bright as noon,
And heav'nly hosts declare his birth!
2 About the young Redeemer's head,
What wonders, and what glories meet!
An unknown star arose, and led
The eastern sages to his feet.
3 Simeon and Anna both conspire
The infant Saviour to proclaim;
Inward they felt the sacred fire,
And blesa'd the babe, and own'd his name.
4 Let Jews and Greeks blaspheme aloud,
And treat the holy child with scorn;
Our souls adore th' eternal God
Who condescended to be born.

HYMN 137. L. M. Gloucester. (*) Miracles in the Life, Death, and Resurrection of Christ. 1 DEHOLD, the blind their sight receive !

D Behold, the dead awake, and live! The dumb speak wonders! and the lame Leap like the hart, and bless his name! .

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