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I too, at the season ordain'd,
Their chorus for ever shall join,
Their faithful Creator, and mine.
DEBTOR to mercy alone,
Of covenant mercy I sing :
My person and off'ring to bring.
With me can have nothing to do; My Saviour's obedience and blood
Hide all my transgressions from view. 2 The work which his goodness began,
The arm of his strength will complete; His promise is Yea and Amen,
And never was forfeited yet.
Not all things below nor above,
Or sever my soul from his love. 3 My name from the palms of his hands
Eternity will not erase; Imprest on his heart it remains
In marks of indelible grace: Yes, I to the end shall endure,
As sure as the earnest is given; More happy, but not more secure,
The glorify'd spirits in heav'n.
Y God, the cov’nant of thy love
Abides for ever sure,
My happiness secure. 2 What though my house be not with Thee,
As nature could desire ?
Thy servants shall aspire.
My Father art become;
And heav'n my final home;
For all that will is love :
I wait the light above.
Shall heav'nly rays impart,
Shall warm my chilling heart.
121 Light shining out of darkness.
LOD moves in a mysterious way,
His wonders to perform:
2 Deep in unfathomable mines
of never failing skill,
The clouds ye so much dread
In blessings on your head. .
grace; Behind a frowning providence,
He hides a smiling face. 5 His purposes will ripen fast,
Unfolding ev'ry hour;
But sweet will be the flow'r.
6 Blind unbelief is sure to err,
And scan his work in vain; God is his own interpreter,
And he will make it plain.
122 Goodness in Redemption admired.
I will praise Thee-
2 While the angel-choirs are crying
Glory to the great I AM;"
Glory, glory to the Lamb."
Oh how precious
3 Now I see with joy and wonder
Whence the healing streams arose ;
Yet a blessing
4 May this set our souls on fire,
Cause to glow the flame of love;
Then we'll praise thee,
123 Souls attracted by a crucified Saviour. S. M. D. BEHOLD the Prince of life
Nail'd to th' uplifted wood;
His body bath'd in blood!
What joys and glories rise!
By this ascend the skies.
2 This cross a magnet proves,
That shall attract mankind;
And here supremely kind:
Melt in th' unbounded flame,
In endless praise proclaim.
The promise is my joy and song;
'Tis rich and full, 'tis firm and strong; It answers all the sinner's needs,
And far his scanty thoughts exceeds. 2 And yet my weak and doubtful mind
To unbelief is still inclin'd;
I often fear ’tis not for me.
Believe what God my father saith,
4 How should I trust my heav'nly friend,
And on his faithful word depend !