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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.
To our incarnate God;
Its honours in his blood.
Our warmer thoughts employs ;
Circumcision and Baptism.
L Under the bloody seal of grace ;
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.
D Adam our Father stood,
And ate th' unlawful food.
To sinful joys inclin'd;
And flesh enslaves the mind.
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 ;
His image on our hearts.
We walk by Faith, not by Sight. 1 MTVIS by the faith of joys to come,
I We walk thro' deserts dark as night;
The New Creation.
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 ;
" See the new world arise!
6. To the new heav'ns I make ;
" 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.
And mould my heart afresh ;
And turn the stone to flesh.
From sin, and earth, and hell ;
I would for ever dwell.
The Excellency of the Christian Religion. 01 I ET everlasting glories crown
Thy head, my Saviour, and my Lord;
Some solid ground to rest upon ;
?Till we apply to Christ alone.
How wise and holy thy commands! -Thy promises—how firm they be!
How firm our hope and comfort stands!
Could raise such pleasures in the mind;
Pretend to joys so well refin'd.
Assault my faith with treach'rous art,
The Offices of Christ.
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.
How sweet are his commands!
By his almighty hands.
Who saves by diff'rent ways ;
To our immortal praise.
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.
And break the chains of reigning sin;
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. [*]
1 Extensive was the grace ; “ I will the God of Abra'am be,
" And of his num'rous race.”
Confirm'd the words he spoke ;
The sharp and painful yoke.
Gave his own flesh to bleed;
From the hard bondage freed.
His promises endure ;
And Christ the Lord, in gentler ways,
Types and Prophecies of Christ.
D Behold the great Messiah come! Behold the prophets all agreed,
To give him the superior room!
To join their blessings on his head :
Miracles at the Birth of Christ. 17\HE King of glory sends his Son,
L To make his entrance on this earth;
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! .