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109 JUSTIFICATION THROUGH Faith. C. M.
On their own works have built;
And all their actions guilt.
Without a murmuring word,
Guilty before the Lord.
3 In vain we ask God's righteous law
To justify us now;
Is all the law can do.
4 Jesus, how glorious is thy grace!
When in thy name we trust, Our faith receives a righteousness
That makes the sinner just.
110 PRIVILEGE OF ADOPTION.
The Father has bestowed
To call them sons of God!
2 'Tis no surprising thing,
That we should be unknown;
God's everlasting Son. 3 Nor doth it yet appear
How great we must be made : But when we see our Saviour here,
We shall be like our Head.
4 A hope so much divine
May trials well endure,
Ås Christ the Lord is pure. 5 If in my Father's love
I share a filial part,
To rest upon my heart, 6 We would no longer lie
Like slaves beneath the throne; My faith shall Abba, Father, cry,
And thou the kindred own. 111
SPIRIT OF ADOPTION. C. M. NOVEREIGN of all the worlds on high,
Allow our humble claim ; Nor while poor worms would raise their heads,
Disdain a Father's name. 2 Our Father God! how sweet the sound !
How tender and how dear! Not all the melody of heaven,
Could so delight the ear.
On my expanding heart;
I share a filial part.
Unwavering I believe ;
Nor can thy word deceive. 112 REJOICING IN GOD OUR FATHER. C. M. TOME, shout aloud the Father's grace,
And sing the Saviour's love: Soon shall you join the glorious theme,
In loftier strains above.
2 God, the eternal, mighty God,
To dearer names descends; Calls
you his treasure and his joy,
Pronounce a name so dear ?
Delight my listening ear.
His bounteous hands bestow; And thanks eternal for that love
Whence all those comforts flow. 5 For ever let my grateful heart
His boundless grace adore;
And bids me hope for more.
113 NECESSITY OF SANCTIFICATION. C. M.
OR eye has seen, nor ear has heard,
Nor sense nor reason known,
For those that love the Son.
Reveals a heaven to come;
Allure and guide us home.
And all the region peace;
Can see or taste the bliss.
Pollution, sin, and shame;
None shall obtain admittance there,
But followers of the Lamb.
5 He keeps the Father's book of life,
There all their names are found; The hypocrite in vain shall strive
To tread the heavenly ground.
114 SANCTIFICATION THROUGH THE SPIRIT. C. M. A LAS! by nature how depraved,
How prone to every ill; Our lives to Satan how enslaved,
How obstinate our will!
2 And can such sinners be restored,
Such rebels reconciled ? Can grace
itself the means afford To make a foe a child ?
3 Yes, grace has found the wondrous means,
Which shall effectual prove,
And teach our hearts to love.
4 Jesus for sinners undertakes,
And dies that we may live;
And cries aloud, “ Forgive !”
5 The Holy Spirit must reveal
The Saviour's work and worth; Then the hard heart begins to feel
A new and heavenly birth.
6 Thus bought with blood, and born again,
Redeemed and saved by grace, Rebels in God's own house obtain
A son's and daughter's place.
115 PRAYER FOR INCREASING HOLINESS. C. M.
A heart from sin set free;
So freely shed for me:
My great Redeemer's throne ; Where only Christ is heard to speak;
Where Jesus reigns alone:
And full of love divine;
A copy, Lord, of thine.
S. M. BE EHOLD the leprous Jew,
Oppressed with pain and grief, Pouring his tears at Jesus' feet
For pity and relief. 2 “O speak the word,” he cries,
“ And heal me of my pain; Lord, thou art able, if thou wilt,
To make a leper clean.” 3 Compassion moves his heart,
He speaks the gracious word; The leper feels his strength return,
And all his sickness cured. 4 To thee, dear Lord, I look,
Sick of a worse disease;
And none can give me ease. 5 But thy almighty grace
Can heal my leprous soul :
And that will make me whole.