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CAIN are the hopes the sons of men

On their own works have built;
Their hearts by nature all unclean,

And all their actions guilt.
2 Let Jew and Gentile stop their mouths,

Without a murmuring word,
And the whole race of Adam stand

Guilty before the Lord.

3 In vain we ask God's righteous law

To justify us now;
Since to convince and to condemn

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.


S. M.

EHOLD, what wondrous grace

The Father has bestowed
On sinners of a mortal race,

To call them sons of God!

2 'Tis no surprising thing,

That we should be unknown;
The Jewish world knew not their King,

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.

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4 A hope so much divine

May trials well endure,
May purge our souls from sense and sin,

Ås Christ the Lord is pure. 5 If in my Father's love

I share a filial part,
Send down thy Spirit like a dove,

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.
3 Come, sacred Spirit, seal the name

On my expanding heart;
And show, that in Jehovah's grace

I share a filial part.
4 Cheered by a signal so divine,

Unwavering I believe ;
Thou knowest, I Abba, Father, cry,

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.

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2 God, the eternal, mighty God,

To dearer names descends; Calls

you his treasure and his joy,
His children and his friends.
3 My Father God! and may these lips

Pronounce a name so dear ?
Not thus could heaven's sweet harmony

Delight my listening ear.
4 Thanks to my God for every gift

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;
Which gives ten thousand blessings now,

And bids me hope for more.


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OR eye has seen, nor ear has heard,

Nor sense nor reason known,
What joys the Father has prepared

For those that love the Son.
2 But the good Spirit of the Lord

Reveals a heaven to come;
The beams of glory in his word

Allure and guide us home.
3 Pure are the joys above the sky,

And all the region peace;
No wanton lips nor envious eye,

Can see or taste the bliss.
4 Those holy gates for ever bar

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,
To cleanse us from our countless sins,

And teach our hearts to love.

4 Jesus for sinners undertakes,

And dies that we may live;
His blood a full atonement makes,

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.

! FOR a heart to praise my God,

A heart from sin set free;
A heart that always feels thy blood,

So freely shed for me:
2 A heart resigned, submissive, meek,

My great Redeemer's throne ; Where only Christ is heard to speak;

Where Jesus reigns alone:
3 A heart in every thought renewed,

And full of love divine;
Holy, and right, and pure, and good,

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;
Sin is my painful malady,

And none can give me ease. 5 But thy almighty grace

Can heal my leprous soul :
0! bathe me in thy precious blood,

And that will make me whole.

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