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257. All Things are yours. CALL'D by grace, the sinner see, Rich, though sunk in poverty; Rich in faith that God has giv'n, He's a legal heir of heav'n. All the searchless riches stor'd, In the person of our Lord; Wisdom, truth, and glorious grace, Everlasting love and peace.
All things that the cross procur'd,
All the promises we trace
All the bliss that seraphs know,
258. Jesus the Healer of his People. 8.7dble.
JESUS heals the broken-hearted,
Oh! how sweet that sound to me! Once beneath my sin he smarted, Groan'd, and bled, to set me free:
By his suff'rings, death and merits,
By his Godhead, blood, and pain, Broken hearts, or wounded spirits,
Are at once made whole again. Broken by the law's loud thunder,
To the cross for refuge flee, O'er his pungent sorrows ponder,
"Tis his stripes that healeth thee; Oil and wine, to heal and cherish,
Jesus still to Israel gives ; Nor shall e'er a sinner perish,
Who in his dear name believes.
Shelter'd safe beneath his wing,
And of cov'nant mercy sing,
But in Jesu's balmy blood,
Stands thy great High Priest with God. 259. The Cross of Christ Foolishness to
them that perish. L. M.
of Jesus was, and is,
While others on a sandy base,
260. The lawful Captive delivered. 8. 8. 6. LED captive once at Satan's will,
We strove his mandates to fulfil,
Be sov'reign love for ever blest,
Sing, ransom'd sinners, lift your voice,
That God had made with thee;
The Resurrection he.
Ere time began to roll ;
And righteousness that's white and clean To clothe the naked soul,
261 Peter's Fall and Recovery. L* SEE, at the footstool of his Lord, A fallen saint by grace restor'd; That, from the saints, design'd to show, Eternal love shall ne'er withdraw. Here self-condemn'd, behold he lies, Nor dares to heav'n lift up his eyes ; While down his cheeks in torrents, roll The deep contrition of his soul. Once on the mount with Christ he stood, And found that season sweet and good; Yet now from thence he must retire, To wade through tribulation's fire. Here Peter found himself to be Weak as the infant on the knee ; And deeply humbled at his throne, Confess'd he stood by grace alone.
Hory to God, whilst in the flame,
Go feed my lambs," saith Jesus, "now I've thee restor'd, and tell them how, By fire, I purge their dross and tin, And love their souls, but not their sin."
262. The Brazen Serpent. 8. 7. 4. MOSES once, as God directed,
Rais'd the brazen serpent high, Lest the tribes that he elected, Stung by fiery serpents, die; So let Jesus
On the gospel pole be rais'd.
With the Lamb for sinners slain. While the venom'd snake was hov'ring, Israel round the serpent stood; Oh! the cure, how great and sov'reign, "Twas the gift of Israel's God: Look believer,
To the Sacrifice for sin.
Here, when sin your feet entangle,