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4 Grace led my roving feet
To tread the heavenly road;
While pressing on to God.
And made my eyes o'erflow: 'Twas grace that kept me to this day,
And will not let me go.
Through everlasting days;
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.
Their lasting silence break;
The Saviour's praises speak.
89 FAITH IN THE SACRIFICE OF CHRIST. S. M
On Jewish altars slain,
Or wash away the stain.
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;
And sing his bleeding love.
90 SALVATION BY THE BLOOD OF THE LAMB. C. M.
Drawn from Immanuel's veins;
Lose all their guilty stains.
That fountain in his day ;
Wash all my sins away.
Shall never lose its power,
The Spir On su
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.
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,
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.
The Sinner's RecoveRY FROM Ruin. C. M.
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.”
And runs to this relief :
O help my unbelief.
Incarnate God, I fly;
From crimes of deepest dye.
My reigning sins subdue ;
With all his hellish crew.
On thy kind arms I fall :
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.
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 ?
And open every seal ?
The Son deserves it well;
Of heaven, and death, and hell.
Be endless blessings paid;
For ever on thy head.
Hast set the prisoners free,
And we shall reign with thee.
Are put beneath thy power;
And bring the promised hour.
With wonder, gratitude and love :