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Will for me work, and in me too,
If these can alter, I must fall ;
With life, with will, with power, with all, Rich souls may glory in their store; But Jesus will relieve the poor. 45. Professor, lovest thou Christ? 7. HARK! my soul, it is the Lord, 'Tis thy Saviour, heard his word, Jesus speaks, and speaks to thee, Say, poor sinner, lov'st thou me? I deliver'd thee when bound, And, when wounded, heal'd thy wound, Sought thee wandering, set thee right, Turn'd thy darkness into light. Can a woman's tender care Cease towards the child she bare ? Yes, she may forgetful be, Yet will I remember thee. Mine is an unchanging love, Higher than the heights above, Deeper than the depths beneath, Free and faithful, strong as death. Thou shalt see my glory soon, When the work of grace is done, Partner of my throne shall be; Say, poor sinner, lov'st thou me?
Lord, it is my chief complaint,
O for grace to love thee more! 46. Glory and Grace in the Person of
Christ. L. M. Now to the Lord a noble song! Awake, my soul; awake my tongue: Hosanna to th' eternal name, And all his boundless love proclaim. See where it shines in Jesus' face, The brightest image of his grace ; God, in the person of his Son, Hath all his mightiest works outdone. The spacious earth, and spreading flood, Proclaim the wise and pow'rful God; And thy rich glories from afar, Sparkle in ev'ry rolling star. But in his looks a glory stands, The noblest labour of thine hands : The pleasing lustre of bis eyes Outshines the wonders of the skies. Grace! 'tis a sweet, a charming theme, My thoughts rejoice at Jesus' name! Ye angels, dwell upon the sound ; Ye heav'ns, reflect it to the ground ! Oh, may I live to reach the place Where he unveils his lovely face! Where all his beauties you behold, And sing his name to harps of gold !
47. Electing Grace: or, Saints Beloved in
Christ. L. M. JE
ESUS, we bless thy Father's name; Thy God and ours are both the same; What heav'nly blessings from his throne, Flow down to sinners thro' his Son. “ Christ be my first elect,” he said; Then chose our souls in Christ our head ! Before he gave the mountains birth, Or laid foundations for the earth. Thus did eternal love begin To raise us up from death and sin ; Our characters were then decreed, “Blameless in love, a holy seed.” Predestinated to be sons, Born by degrees, but chose at once ; A new regenerated race, To praise the glory of his grace. With Christ our Lord we share a part In the affections of his heart; Nor shall our souls be thence remov’d, Till he forget his first-belov'd.
48. The Joy of Faith. 5. 6. How happy are we,
Our election who see,
From eternity lov'd,
'Tis sweet to recline
On thy bosom divine, And experience the comforts peculiar to thine;
While born from above,
And upheld by thy love, We with singing and triumph to Zion remove.
As doves we have prest
To the ark of thy breast,
Thou hast taken us in,
Thou hast cancell'd our sin, And sown the sure seed of salvation within.
Our seeking thy face
Was the fruit of thy grace ; Thy goodness deserves, and shall have all
the praise: No sinner can be
Beforehand with thee: Thy grace is preventing, almighty, and free
We come to thy Son,
was thy own:
The spark shall improve;
49. Part Second. 5. 6. Our Saviour and friend
His love shall extend ; It knew no beginning, and never shall end ;
Whom once he receives
His Spirit ne'er leaves ;
Th' invisible feast,
His drawings below,
This proof we can give,
That thee we receive,
All beside is as dross,
of thy cross.
THE FALL. 50. The Evil Consequence of Sin. 112. When Adam by transgression fell,
And conscious fled his Maker's face,
He ruin'd all his future race;
All nature's sick: creation's spoil'd;