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3 While human nature doth exist, 9 The humble sinner's shame we While Jesus reigns as Lord and feel, Christ,
And power divine to do God's will; So long of the whole gospel this, These are combin'd in every heart,
From first to last, the substance is; That in Christ's merits hath a All, to whom God his counsel doth part; reveal,
No more, for want of strength, good To this as truth divine can set their motions die,
Since Jesus gives us constant vic4 Should any virtuous seem to be, 10 We rest in Christ, and yet deUnblamable from infancy,
sire, Scarcely by avarice, lust, or pride, Because his love our hearts doth The world, the flesh, or Satan tried, fire,
[might, And therefore deem himself a child To serve his cause with all our of God;
And deem our Saviour's burden He's poor and blind, and quite mis
light; takes the road.
Whene'er we fail, we think our5 All those who by a beam of
selves to blame; light
If we succeed, we praise his holy
name. Can see and own they are not right,
11 Should self-complacency take But enter on a legal strife
place, To mend their former course of When we review our faithfulness; life,
We're soon with inward shame And toil and labour hard from day
bow'd down, to day;
Forget ourselves, and freely own, Such also miss to happiness the way. That Jesus works in us whate'er is
good, 6 But sinners, who with pungent And thank him for the power he smart,
hath bestow'd. Bewail the vileness of their heart, Who mourn because of unbelief,
12 Grace is the only wish and Of sinners deem themselves the
Of those who God's dear children And cast away their self-made right
They meditate by night and day, eousness,
How they may due obedience pay May place their trust on Jesus' sav- To Jesus, who redeem'd us by his ing grace.
And grace unmerited supports their 7 To such he saith, “Arise and
faith. I freely all thy sins forgive, (live, I have redeem'd thee, thou art
THE Saviour's blood and righteousThyself in faith to me resign ;
ness Obey my voice, and walk in all my My beauty is, my glorious dress ;
ways, I'll grant to thee in heavenly realms When in his presence I appear.
Thus well array'd, I need not fear, a place."
2 The holy, spotless Lamb of God, 8 His Holy Spirit we receive, And on our Saviour's word believe; For all my numerous sins to atone,
Who freely gave his life and blood, We trust in his atoning death,
I for my Lord and Saviour own. As the foundation of our faith, And, in his robe of righteousness ar- 3 In him I trust for evermore, ray'd,
He hath expang'd the dreadful score Are, 'midst his chosen, richly com- Of all my guilt; this done away, forted.
I need not fear the judgment-day.
4 Therefore my Saviour's blood and Who rightly know the wretched death
state Are here the substance of my faith;
Of sinners yoid of grace, And shall remain, when I'm call'd Ere Christ elects them to enjoy hence,
In heavenly realms a place. My only hope and confidence.
2 Grace, how exceeding great to 5 For should I e'er so faithful prove,
those, Serve my kind Lord with zeal and Who, ready to despair, love,
Asham'd confess, and truly know, And spend my life for him I serve, How vile and weak they are; Nor e'er from his commandments Yet grace, sweet grace, most sweetly swerve;
calls, 6 Yet when my Saviour I shall see,
“Directly come, who will, Then shall I have this only plea:
Just as you are, for Christ receives "Here is a sinner, who would fain
Poor, helpless sinners still." Thro' the Lamb's ransom entrance 3 All we who are his people now, gain."
Were first convinc'd of sin; 7 Thus Abraham was sav'd by grace, Each felt the plague of his own Believing in Christ's righteousness; The leprosy within; (heart, And all the ransom'd saints in light Then life and righteousness divine, In this blest song of praise unite: Thro' faith to us were giv'n; 8 "All glory, power, and might per- Thus we God's happy people are, tain
With Christ joint-heirs of heaven. Unto the Lamb, for he was slain, 4 Now, dearest Lord, we inly pray, And hath redeem'd us by his blood,
That in thy service we And made us kings and priests to May active, true, and faithful prove, God."
Deriving strength from thee: 9 While here on earth I still re-O may we still in thee abide, main,
For babes we are most weak, This doctrine firmly I'll maintain; Poor sinners still, who without thee And both in word and deed pro Nought good can do or speak. claim
5 We thirst, O Lord, give us this day, The power of Jesus' saving name.
To taste more of thy grace, 10 Lord Jesus Christ, all praise to More of that stream, which from the thee,
rock That thou didst deign a man to be, Flow'd thro' the wilderness : And for each soul which thou hast 'Tis grace alone that feeds our souls, made
Grace keeps us inly poor: Hast an eternal ransom paid. And I that nothing but thy grace 11 0 King of glory, Christ the Lord, May rule us evermore. God's only Son, eternal Word, Let all the world thy mercy see,
328.* And bless those who believe in thee. WHEN a sinner in affliction 12 Thy incarnation, wounds, and Mourneth on account of sin, death
Feels the Spirit's deep conviction, I will confess while I have breath, But no power of faith within :Till I shall see thee face to face,
2 While the troubled soul is sighing, Arrayed with thy righteousness.
“Where shall I find Jesus, where?” 327.* T. 590.
And with tears of anguish crying,
“O that he my Saviour were: GRACE, grace, O that's a joyful sound,
3 In a moment stands before us A welcome sound to all,
Jesus with his pierced side. Who clearly see, and deeply feel, Now we find, that he's desirous The misery of the fall:
Us from wrath to screen and 1
4 Thus the soul at once obtaineth 5 With pity we can look on those
Pardon from the sinners' friend: Who still in darkness are, To true happiness attaineth, Inviting them to turn to Christ, And to life which hath no end. And in his mercy share. 329.* T. 14.
6 For we thro' grace are taught to
think, WHAT joy or honour could we have, Each sinner that we see Polluted as we are,
May pardon, thro' Christ's precious If not the holy Lamb of God
blood, Our joy and honour were.
Obtain, as well as we:2 Of nothing we have ever done
7 Since Jesus' pardon, love, and To boast could we desire, When he to judge us shall'appear,
Produce an humble shame, Whose eyes are flames of fire.
And stir us up with thankfulness 3 None is so holy, pure, and just, His goodness to proclaim.
So perfected in love,
WITH glorious clouds encompass'd 4 Nor is there any other way Into the holy place,
round, But Christ who took away our sins, Will the Unsearchable be found,
Whom angels dimly see, His blood and righteousness.
Will God appear to me? 5 We know the righteousness complete,
2 Will he forsake his throne above, Which he procur'd for all;
Himself to worms impart ? We know the kind reception giv'n
Answer, thou Man of grief and love, To the poor prodigal.
And speak it to my heart. 6 We know the Shepherd's love, who 3 In manifested love explain left
Thy wonderful design; [man, The ninety-nine behind,
What meant the suffering Son of And thro' the desert anxious went, The streaming blood divine ? The hundredth sheep to find.
4 Didst thou not in our flesh appear, 7 To him poor sinners may appeal, And live and die below, With all their misery;
That I might now perceive thee The angels joy to see them come,
near, Christ calleth, “Come to me." And my Redeemer know? 330.* T. 14.
5 Come then, and to my soul reveal
The heights and depths of grace, HAPPY the souls who contrite are, The wounds, which all my sorrows Them Jesus doth invite,
heal, And gives to everlasting bliss
That dear, disfigur'd face. A never-failing right. 2 Tho' comforted, they still distrust
6 Before my eyes of faith, confess'd,
Stand forth a slaughter'd Lamb; Their own untoward heart; And wonder, that the Lord to them Array me in salvation's vest,
And tell me all thy name. Such mercy could impart. 3 To world and sin they bid adieu,
7 Jehovah in thy person show, His pardon daily prove,
A Saviour crucified ; Desiring larger draughts to drink
And then the pardoning God I know, Of Jesus' dying love.
And feel his blood applied. 4 When thus the blessings of his 8 I view the Lamb in his own light, And merits we enjoy,
Whom angels dimly see; Yea, from the fulness of his grace And gaze, transported at the sight, Take daily fresh supply ;
To all eternity.
4 My conscience felt and own'd the
guilt, AND can it be, that I should gain
And plung'd me in despair: An interest in the Saviour's blood? I saw my sins his blood had spilt, Died he for me, who caus'd his pain ?
And help'd to nail him there. For me, to make my peace with God?
5 Alas, I knew not what I did; Amazing love, how can it be,
Lut now my tears are vain ; [hid ? That Jesus deign'd to die for me? Where shall my trembling soul be
For I the Lord have slain. 2 'Tis mystery all; my Maker dies; Who can explore his strange de- 6 A second look he gave, which said, sign?
“I freely all forgive; In vain the highest seraph tries
This blood is for thy ransom paid, To sound the depths of love di
I die, that thou mayst live." vine:
7 Thus, while his death my sin dis"Tis mercy all; let earth adore, In all its blackest hue, [plays Let angel-minds inquire no more. Such is the mystery of grace, 3 He left his Father's throne above, It seals my pardon too. So free, so infinite his grace;
8 With pleasing grief and mournful Emptied himself of all but love,
My spirit now is fill'd, [joy, And bled for Adam's helpless race: That I should such a life destroy, 'Tis mercy all, immense and free,
Yet live by him I kill'd. For, oh, it found out sinful me.
334. T. 582. 4 Long my imprison'd spirit lay Fast bound in sin and nature's
NOT all the blood of beasts, night;
On Jewish altars slain, Thine eye diffus'd a quickening ray,
Could give the guilty conscience I woke, the dungeon fam'd with
Or wash away the stain. [peace, light;
2 Christ, the true paschal Lamb, My chains fell off, my heart was free,
Takes all our sins away; I rose, went forth, and follow'd thee. A sacrifice of nobler name,
And richer blood than they. 5 No condemnation now I dread, Jesus, and all in him is mine:
3 My faith would lay the hand Alive in him my living Head,
On that dear head of thine, And cloth'd in righteousness di- While like a penitent I stand, vine,
And there confess my sin. Now humbly I approach the throne, 4 Lord, I look back to see And claim the crown, thro' Christ,
The burdens thou didst bear, my own.
When hanging on the shameful tree;
And know my guilt was there. 333.
5 Believing, we rejoice, IN evil long I took delight,
Our curse he did remove; Unaw'd by shame or fear,
We bless the Lamb with cheerful Till a new object struck my sight,
voice, And stopp'd my wild career. And sing his bleeding love. 2 I saw One hanging on a tree,
HOW lost was my condition,
Till Jesus made me whole;
There is but one physician 3 Sure never till my latest breath, Can cure a sin-sick soul: Can I forget that look:
Nigh unto death he found me, It seem'd to charge me with his And snatch'd me from the grave; death,
To tell to all around me, Tho' not a word he spoke.
His wondrous power to save.
2 A dying, risen Jesus,
2 Hidden in Christ the treasure lies, Seen by the eye of faith,
That goodly pearl of so great price; At once from anguish frees us, No other way but Christ there is
And saves the soul from death: To endless happiness and bliss. Come then to this physician,
3 But oh, I'm blind and ignorant, His help he'll freely give,
Thy Holy Spirit, Lord, I want, He makes no hard condition,
To guide me in the narrow road, 'Tis only-look and live.
That leads to happiness and God. 336.
4 My mind enlighten with thy light, O THOU who pardon canst impart, That I may understand aright
Thy pardoning grace I long to feel; The glorious gospel-mystery, Give life unto my lifeless heart,
Which shows the way to heaven
and thee. And my diseases kindly heal: Hear, Jesus, hear my feeble moan, 50 Jesus Christ, my Lord and And me as thine in mercy own.
(blood, -2 Vain are all other helps beside, Who hast redeem'd me with thy
Relief from thee alone can flow; By faith unite my heart to thee, Other physicians have I tried, That we may never parted be.
Yet only worse and worse I grow;
THE more forgiveness thou dost
deign to afford,
The more thou art belov'd, most MY Lord, how great the favour,
gracious Lord: That I, a sinner poor,
We are all great sinners before thee, Can, thro' thy blood's sweet savour, Saviour,
Approach thy mercy-door, Otherefore grant to us the grace And find an open passage
and favour Unto the throne of grace;
To love thee much. Then wait the welcome message That bids me go in peace.
2 How merciful art thou, O God of 2 In my forlorn condition, Who else could give me aid?
How doth each needy soul thy comWhere could I meet compassion,
Who to thee can render due comBut in the church's Head? In mercy, O receive me,
pensation ? Thou God, who hearest prayer;
In heaven and earth thy mercy and From every evil save me,
compassion On thee I cast my care.
Unequall'd are. 3 I'll never cease repeating
340. T. 14. My numberless complaints, But ever be entreating
THOU, Lord, must for thy sake Thee, glorious King of saints,
It cannot be for mine; [forgive, To form me in thine image,
My power the pardon to receive, And fill my soul with love,
My faith, is all divine:-Till I to thee my homage
2 A sinner, on mere mercy cast, Pay with the saints above.
Thy mercy I embrace,
And gladly own, from first to last, T. 22.
That I am sav'd by grace. THE one thing needful, that good part
341.* T. ll. Which Mary chose with all her FATHER, to thy sinful child heart,
[mind, Though thy law is reconcil'd, I would pursue with heart and By thy pardoning grace I live And seek unwearied, till I find. Daily still I cry, Forgive,