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109 JUSTIFICATION THROUGH Faith. C. M.
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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.

ADOPTION.

S. M.

110 PRIVILEGE OF ADOPTION.
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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.

SANCTIFICATION.

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113 NECESSITY OF SANCTIFICATION. C. M.

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.

115 PRAYER FOR INCREASING HOLINESS. C. M.
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! 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.
116 SANCTIFICATION IMPLORED.

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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