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PERSEVERANCE.

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117 EXHORTATION TO PERSEVERANCE.

, As ye journey, sweetly sing: Sing your Saviour's worthy praise,

Glorious in his works and ways. 2 Ye are travelling home to God,

In the way the fathers trod;
They are happy now, and ye

Soon their happiness shall see. 3 O ye mourning souls be glad;

Christ our Advocate is made ;
Us to save, our flesh assumes,

Brother to our souls becomes.
4 Shout, ye little flock, and blest,

Soon you'll enter into rest;
There your seat is now prepared,

There your kingdom and reward. 5 Fear not, brethren, joyful stand

On the borders of your land;
Jesus Christ, our Father's Son,

Bids us undismayed go on.
6 Lord, submissive make us go,

Gladly leaving all below;
Only thou our leader be,
And we still will follow thee.

S. M.

118

PERSEVERING GRACE.
To God Saviour and our King,
Let all the saints below the skies

Their humble praises bring.

2 'Tis his almighty love,

His counsel and his care, Preserves us safe from sin and deata,

And every hurtful snare.

3 He will present our souls,

Unblemished and complete, Before the glory of his face,

With joys divinely great.

4 Then all the chosen seed

Shall meet around the throne; Shall bless the conduct of his grace,

And make his wonders known.

5 To our Redeemer God,

Wisdom and power belongs, Immortal crowns of majesty,

And everlasting songs.

119

C. M.

SAFETY OF THE RIGHTEOUS.

FIRM as the earth thy gospel stands, If I am found in Jesus' hands,

My soul can ne'er be lost.

2 His honour is engaged to save

The meanest of his sheep;
All that his heavenly Father gave,

His hands securely keep.

3 Nor death nor hell shall e'er remove

His favourites from his breast; In the dear bosom of his love,

They must for ever rest.

120 Security of the BELIEVER. L. M.

OW oft have sin and Satan strove Ho

To rend my soul from thee, my God! But everlasting is thy love,

And Jesus seals it with his blood. 2 The oath and promise of the Lord

Join to confirm his wondrous grace:
Eternal power performs the word,

And fills all heaven with endless praise. 3 Amidst temptations sharp and long,

My soul to this dear refuge flies;
Hope is my anchor, firm and strong,

While tempests blow and billows rise. 4 The gospel bears my spirit up;

A faithful and unchanging God
Lays the foundation for my hope,

In oaths, and promises, and blood. 121

TRIUMPHANT GRACE. C. M.
AMAZING grace 1 hour sweet the sound,
I once was lost, but now am found,

Was blind, but now I see.
2 'Twas grace that taught my heart to fear,

And grace my fears relieved:
How precious did that grace appear,

The hour I first believed !
3 Through many dangers, toils and snares,

I have already come;
'Tis grace has brought me safe thus far,

And grace will lead me home.
4 The Lord has promised good to me,

His word my hope secures ;
He will my shield and portion be,

As long as life endures.

5 And when this flesh and heart shall fail,

And mortal life shall cease ; I shall possess, within the veil,

A life of joy and peace.
6 The earth shall soon dissolve like snow,

The sun forbear to shine,
But God who called me here below,

Will be for ever mine.

122
SUMMARY OF DOCTRINES.

C. M,
LET me, my Saviour and my God,

On sovereign grace rely ;
And own 'tis free, because bestowed

On one so vile as I.

2 Election! 'tis a word divine :

For, Lord, I plainly see,
Had not thy choice prevented mine,

I ne'er had chosen thee.

3 For perseverance, strength I've none,

But would on this depend,
That Jesus, having loved his own,

Will love them to the end.
4 Empty and bare, I come to thee

For righteousness divine:
01 may thy glorious merits be,

By imputation, mine.
5 Free grace alone can wipe the tears

From my lamenting eyes :
And raise my soul, from guilty fears,

To joy that never dies.
6 Free grace can death itself outhrave,

And take the sting away;
Can sinners to the utmost save,

And give them victory.

BLESSINGS

OF

THE GOSPEL.

123 THE LAW AND GOSPEL CONTRASTED. S. M. THE law by Moses came,

But peace, and truth, and love Were brought by Christ, a nobler name,

Descending from above. 2 Amidst the house of God,

Their different works were done ; Moses a faithful servant stood,

But Christ, a faithful Son.

3 Then to his new commands

Be strict obedience paid ;
O'er all his Father's house he stands

The sovereign and the head. 4 The man that durst despise

The law that Moses brought, Behold, how terribly he dies,

For his presumptuous fault. 5 But sorer vengeance falls

On that rebellious race,
Who hate to hear when Jesus calls,

And dare resist his grace. 124 THE LAW AND GOSPEL CONTRASTED. L. M. THE law commands and makes us know

What duties to our God we owe; But'tis the gospel must reveal

Where lies our strength to do his will. 2 The law discovers guilt and sin,

And shows how vile our hearts have been :
Only the gospel can express
Forgiving

love and cleansing grace.

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