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186. Submission and Deliverance; or, Abraham offering up his Son.
SAINTS, at your heav'nly Father's word,
Led forth his son at God's command;
"Shall the whole earth be bless'd indeed,"
187. Doubts scattered; or, Spiritual Joys restored. C. M.
HENCE from my soul, sad thoughts be gone,
My tongue shall triumph in my God,
Darkness and doubts had veil'd my mind,
Till sov'reign grace with shining rays
O, what immortal joys I felt,
In vain the tempter frights my soul,
188. Christ's Intercession for his People.C.M.
Petitions now, and praise may rise,
[Let papists trust what names they please,
Nor pray to th' heav'nly host.]
Jesus alone shall bear my cries
Up to his Father's throne:
He, dearest Lord! perfumes my sighs,
[Ten thousand praises to the King, Hosanna in the High'st!'
Ten thousand thanks our spirits bring
189. Heavenly Joy on Earth. s. M.
[The God that rules on high, And thunders when he please, That rides upon the stormy sky, And manages the seas;]
This awful God is our's,
Our Father and our love;
He shall send down his heav'nly pow'rs
carry us above.
There shall we see his face,
And never, never sin;
There, from the rivers of his grace,
Drink endless pleasures in.
Yes, and before we rise
The thoughts of such amazing bliss
[The men of grace have found
Celestial fruits on earthly ground,
[The hill of Sion yields
A thousand sacred sweets, Before we reach the heav'nly fields,
Or walk the golden streets.
Then let our songs abound,
We're marching thro' Immanuel's ground,
190. Faith in Christ our Sacrifice.
NOT all the blood of beasts
On Jewish altars slain,
Could give the guilty conscience peace,
But Christ the heav'nly Lamb,
My soul looks back to see
The burdens thou didst bear When hanging on the cursed tree, And hopes her guilt was there. Believing we rejoice
To see the curse remove;
We bless the Lamb with cheerful voice, And sing his bleeding love.
ADDRESSES TO THE SPIRIT.
191. To the Blessed Spirit. 7.
GRACIOUS Spirit, Dove divine,
Speak thy pard'ning grace to me,
Life and peace to me impart,
Let me never from thee stray,