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4 Grace led my roving feet

To tread the heavenly road;
And new supplies each hour I meet,

While pressing on to God.
5 Grace taught my soul to pray,

And made my eyes o'erflow: 'Twas grace that kept me to this day,

And will not let me go.
s Grace all the work shall crown,

Through everlasting days;
It lays in heaven the topmost stone,

And well deserves the praise. 88

WONDERS OF REDEMPTION. C. M. PLUN LUNGED in a gulf of dark despair,

We wretched sinners lay, Without one cheerful beam of hope,

Or spark of glimmering day. 2 With pitying eyes the Prince of grace

Beheld our helpless grief ; He saw, and, O amazing love !

He ran to our relief. 3 Down from the shining seats above,

With joyful haste he fled, Entered the grave in mortal flesh,

And dwelt among the dead. 4 He spoiled the powers of darkness thus,

And brake our iron chains : Jesus has freed our captive souls

From everlasting pains.
5 0! for this love, let rocks and hills

Their lasting silence break;
And all harmonious human tongues

The Saviour's praises speak.

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89 FAITH IN THE SACRIFICE OF CHRIST. S. M
NOT all the blood of beasts

On Jewish altars slain,
Could give the guilty conscience peace,

Or wash away the stain.
2 But Christ, the heavenly Lamb,

Takes all our sins away; A sacrifice of nobler. name,

And richer blood than they. 3. My faith would lay her hand

On that dear head of thine, While like a penitent I stand,

And there confess my sin. 4 My soul looks back to see

The burdens thou didst bear, When hanging on the cursed tree,

And hopes her guilt was there. 5 Believing, we rejoice

To see the curse remove;
We bless the Lamb with cheerful voice,

And sing his bleeding love.

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90 SALVATION BY THE BLOOD OF THE LAMB. C. M.
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'HERE is a fountain filled with blood,

Drawn from Immanuel's veins;
And sinners plunged beneath that flood,

Lose all their guilty stains.
2 The dying thief rejoiced to see

That fountain in his day ;
And there may I, though vile as he,

Wash all my sins away.
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Till all the ransomed church of God

Be saved to sin no more.

4 E’er since by faith I saw the stream,

Thy flowing wounds supply, Redeeming love has been my theme,

And shall be till I die.

5 Then, in a nobler, sweeter song,

I'll sing thy power to save; When this poor lisping stammering tongue

Lies silent in the grave.

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SALVATION BY GRACE. C. M. LORD, we confess our numerous faults, Foolish and vain were all our thoughts,

And all our lives were sin.

2 But, O my soul, for ever praise,

For ever love his name; Who turns thy feet from dangerous ways

Of folly, sin and shame. 3 'Tis not by works of righteousness

Which our own hands have done; But we are saved by sovereign grace,

Abounding through the Son. 4 'Tis from the mercy of our God

That all our hopes begin ; 'Tis by the water and the blood,

Our souls are washed from sin. 5 'Tis through the purchase of his death,

Who hung upon the tree,
The Spirit is sent down to breathe

On such dry bones as we.

6 Raised from the dead, we live anew;

And, justified by grace, We shall appear in glory too,

And see our Father's face.

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The Sinner's RecoveRY FROM Ruin. C. M.
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And Satan binds our captive minds

Fast in his slavish chains. 2 But there's a voice of sovereign grace

Sounds from the sacred word ; “Ho! ye despairing sinners, come,

And trust upon the Lord.”
3 My soul obeys the almighty call,

And runs to this relief :
I would believe thy promise, Lord,

O help my unbelief.
4 To the dear fountain of thy blood,

Incarnate God, I fly;
Here let me wash my spotted soul,

From crimes of deepest dye.
5 Stretch out thine arm, victorious King,

My reigning sins subdue ;
Drive the old dragon from his seat,

With all his hellish crew.
6 A guilty, weak and helpless worm,

On thy kind arms I fall :
Be thou my strength and righteousness,

My Jesus and my all. 93

THE REDEEMING SAVIOUR. BEHOLD. the glories of the Lamb, Prepare new honours for his name,

And songs before unknown.

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2 Let elders worship at his feet,

The church adore around, With vials full of odours sweet,

And harps of sweeter sound. 3 Those are the prayers of all the saints,

And these the hymns they raise : Jesus is kind to our complaints,

He loves to hear our praise. 4 Eternal Father, who shall look

Into thy secret will ?
Who but the Son shall take that book,

And open every seal ?
5 He shall fulfil thy great decrees,

The Son deserves it well;
Lo, in his hand the sovereign keys

Of heaven, and death, and hell.
6 Now to the Lamb that once was slain,

Be endless blessings paid;
Salvation, glory, joy remain

For ever on thy head.
7 Thou hast redeemed our souls with blood,

Hast set the prisoners free,
Hast made us kings and priests to God,

And we shall reign with thee.
8 The worlds of nature and of grace

Are put beneath thy power;
Then shorten these delaying days,

And bring the promised hour.
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CHRIST THE LAMB SLAIN.

L. M.
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EHOLD the sin-atoning Lamb,

With wonder, gratitude and love :
To take away our guilt and shame,
See him descending from above!

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