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Christ will provide our souls with grace
He bought a large supply.
For joy becomes a feast!
Dirine Glories and Graces.
H Great God! how bright they shine! While at thy word, we break the bread,
And pour the flowing wine! e 2 Here thy revenging justice stands,
And pleads his dreadful cause ; o Here saving mercy spreads her hands,
Like Jesus on the cross.
On this great sacrifice ;
And faith with fixed eyes.
To heav'n directs her sight; o Here ev'ry warmer passion meets,
And warmer pow'rs unite. o 5 Zeal and revenge perform their part,
And rising sin destroy ; e Repentance comes with aching heart- Yet not forbids the joy. 6 Dear Saviour, change our faith to sight,
Let sin for ever die; o Then shall our souls be all delight,
And ev'ry tear be dry.
T CANNOT persuade myself to put a full Period to these
Divine Hymns, until I have addressed a special Song of Glory to God the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. Though the Latin name of it, Gloria Patri, be retained in the English Nation from the Roman Church ; and though there may be some Excesses of superstitious Honour paid to the words of it, which may have wrought some unhappy prejudices in weaker Christians; yet I believe it still to be one of the noblest parts of Christian Worship. The subject of it is the doctrine of the Trinity, which is that peculiar Glory of the Divine Nature, that our Lord Jesus Christ has so clearly revealed unto Men, and is so necessary to true Christianity. The Action is Praise ; which is one of the most complete and exalted Parts of heavenly worship. I have cast the Song into a Variety of Forms, and have fitted it, by a plain Version, or a larger Paraphrase, to be sung either alone, or at the conclusion of another Hymn. I have also added a few Hosannas, or Ascriptions of Salvation to Christ, in the same Manner, and for the same End.
A SONG OF PRAISE.
D To which celestial source we owe
And rills of comfort here below. o 2 Glory to thee, great Son of God, e From whose dear wounded body rolls
A precious stream of vital bloodPardon and life for dying souls ! -3 We give thee, sacred Spirit, praise,
Who in our hearts of sin and wo,
And God the Spirit, we adore ;
UT Who from our sinful race,
The honours of his grace. 2 Glory to God the Son be paid @ Who dwelt in humble clay ; p And, to redeem us from the dead,
Gave his own life away.
From whose almighty pow'r,
And bless the happy hour.
g 4 Glory to God who reigns above,
Th' eternal Tbree in One, Who by the wonders of his love, Has made his nature known.
HYMN 28. 1st. S. M. St. Thomas'. [*] 1[T ET God the Father live
1 Forever on our tongues: Sinners from his first love derive
The ground of all their songs.
In honour of his Son ;
By offering up his own.
Of an immortal strain ;
Salvation down to men.
Reveals our pardon'd sin,
The same record within !
That seals this grace in heaven,
HYMN 29. 2d. L. M. 1 G LORY to God the Trinity,
UT Whose name has mysteries unknown:
HYMN 30. 2d. C. M. 1 THE God of mercy be ador'd,
1 Who calls our souls from death, Who saves by his redeeming word,
And new creating breath.
2 To praise the Father and the Son,
And Spirit, all divineThe One in Three, and Three in One| Let saints and angels join.
HYMN 31. 2d. S. M. 1 T ET God the Maker's Name,
I Have honour, love, and fear; To God the Saviour, pay the same,
And God the Comforter. 2 Father of lights above,
Thy mercy we adore ; The Son of thy eternal love, And Spirit of thy pow'r.
HYMN 32. 3d. L. M. TO God the Father, God the Son,
1 And God the Spirit, Three in One, Be honour, praise, and glory givin, By all on earth, and all in heav'n.
HYMN 33. OR THUS.
HYMN 34. 3d. C. M.
Or saints to love the Lord.
HYMN 35. OR THUS.
HYMN 36. 3d. S. M.
1 And saints that dwell below, Worship the Father, love the Son, And bless the Spirit too.
HYMN 37. OR THUS.
Give glory to the Son:
Be equal honour done.
HYMN 38.' H. M. Allerton. [*]
Song of Praise to the Blessed Trinity. 1 T GIVE immortal praise
1 To God the Father's love, For all my comforts bere,
And better hopes above; o He sent his own Te To die for sins, Eternal Son
| That man had done. 2 To God the Son belongs Immortal glory too ; Who bought us with his blood
From everlasting wo: o And now he lives,
And sees the fruit o And now he reigns, Of all his pains. - 3 To God the Spirit's name
Iinmortal worship give, - Whose new creating pow'r
Makes the dead sinner live : o His work completes 1 And fills the soul
The great design, With joy divine. g 4 Almighty God, to thee
Be endless honour done ;
And the mysterious One. e Where reason fails, To There faith prevails,
With all her pow'rs~ ! And love adores.
HYMN 39. H. M. Bethesda. T*] 1 M O Him who chose us first,
1 Before the world began :