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Resolv'd to make his mercy known,

He kindly claims me for his own. 2 Rebellious I against him strove

Till melted and constrain'd by love ;
With sin and self I freely part,

The heav'nly Bridegroom wins my heart. 3 My guilt, my wretchedness he knows,

Yet takes and owns me for his spouse ; My debts he pays, and sets me free,

And makes his riches o'er to me. 4 My filthy rags are laid aside ;

He clothes me as becomes his bride ;
Himself bestows my wedding dress,

The robe of perfect righteousness. 5 Lost in astonishment, I see,

Jesus, thy boundless love to me ;
With angels I thy grace adore,

And long to love and praise thee morea 6 Since thou wilt take me for thy bride,

O keep me, Saviour, near thy side!
I fain would give thee all my heart,
Nor ever from my Lord depart.


63. C. M. Medley.

Builder....Zech. vi. 13. 1 ESUS, how bright his glory shines

In all his works above ;
On earth his kind and wise designs

His church and people love.
2 He plans the temple of the Lord,

And all the building rears ;
And be his holy name ador'd ;

He all the glory bears.
3 The vast materials all he forms,

Nor love nor pow'r he spare;


He guards the building from all harms,

And all the glory bears.
4. In this blest building may my soul

A living stone appear;
And he, the builder of the whole,

Shall all the glory bear.
5 No, not a stone shall be remov'd,

Which his dear hand has said ; Throughout the whole his glory's show'd,

And all his grace display'd.
6 When he the topmost stone shall bring

To heav'n to see him there,
We shall the builder's praises sing,
And he the glory bear.

64. L. M. Medley.

Comforter.... John xiv. 18.
TOME, ye who know the Saviour's love,

And his indulgent mercies prove :
In cheerful songs his praise express,

For he'll not leave you comfortless. 2 He ever acts the Saviour's part,

With strong compassions in his heart;
The least and weakest saint he'll bless,

Nor will he leave hiin comfortless.
3 His wisdom, goodness, pow'r and care,

They largely, sweetly, daily share ;
He will their ev'ry fear suppress,

Nor will he leave them comfortless. 4 While they are sojourners below,

And travel thro' this world of woe,
In storms and floods of deep distress,

He will not leave them comfortless.
5 So when they pass death's gloomy vale,

And flesh and mortal powers fail,
Their dying lips shall then confess,
He does not leave them comfortless,

6 When they at last shall meet above,

In the blest world of joy and love,
Their raptur'd songs will then express,

He has not left them comfortless.
[7 Thanks to thy name, our dearest Lord,

For ev'ry promise in thy word ;
But, O, with this our hearts impress,
I will not leave you comfortless.].

65. L. M. Anon. Corner-Stone....Isaiah xxviii. 16....1 Pet. ii. 6.

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Zion's foundation firmly stands;
Rais'd up on Christ, the corner stone,

Secure as God's eternal throne.
2 See how the glorious fabric grows,

Fram'd of materials that he chose!
Each stone prepar'd, and fitly set,

The royal structure to complete. 3 Still shall this edifice arise,

'Till all shall reach the lofty skies;
And joyful hosts shall praise above,
Jehovah's grace and Jesu's love.


66. C. M. Duncan.

Coronation....Cant. iii. 11.
1 LL hail the pow'r of Jesu's name!

Let angels prostrate fall;
Bring forth the royal diadem,

And crown him Lord of all.
[2 Let high-born seraphs tune the lyre,

And as they tune it fall
Before his face, who tunes their choir,

And crown him Lord of all.]
3 Crown him, ye morning stars of light,

Who fixt this loating ball;

Now hail the strength of Israel's might,

And crown him Lord of all. 4 Crown him, ye martyrs of our God,

Who from his altar call ; Extol the stem of Jesse's rod,

And crown him Lord of all. 5 Ye chosen sēed of Israel's

Ye ransom'd from the fall,
Hail him, who saves you by his grace,

And crown him Lord of all.
6 Hail him, ye heirs of David's line,

Whoin David, Lord, did call; The God incarnate! Man Divine !

And crown him Lord of all.
7 Sinners whose love can ne'er forget,

The wormwood and the gall;
Go, spread your trophies at his feet,

And crown him Lord of all. 8 Let ev'ry kindred, ev'ry tribe

On this terrestrial ball, To him all Majesty ascribe,

And crown him Lord of all.
[9 O, that with yonder sacred throng,

We at his feet may fall ;
We'll join the everlasting song,

And crown him Lord of all.']

* BACKST UDE BS, who your mis’ry feel,

67. C. M. Leed's Gol.

Crown Him.... Acts X. 36. 1

Attend your Saviour's call; Rerurn, he'll your backslidings heal;

O, crown him Lord of all.
2 Tho'crimson sin increase your guilt,

And painful is your thrall:
For broken hearts his blood was spilt,

O, crown him Lord of all.

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3 Take with you words, approach his throne,

And low before him fall;
He understands the Spirit's groan,

O, crown him Lord of all.
4 Whoever comes, he'll not čast out,

Altho' your faith be small;
His faithfulness you cannot doubt,

Then crown him Lord of all.

68. C. M. Hall

Crown Him.... Rev. v. 13.
NSPIRE our souls, thou heav'nly Dove,

On thee we humbly call;
Come, warm our hearts with Jesu's love,

To own him Lord of all.
2 The saints who now in glory shine,

And triumph o'er the fall;
In concert join, with notes divine,

To praise him Lord of all.
3 Sinners, who now in him believe,

Whose crimes are bitter gall,
Pardon and grace from him receive,

And bless him Lord of all.
4 The day arrives when ev'ry voice

On this terrestrial ball,
Aloud shall sing, exult, rejoice,

To hail him Lord of all,
5 All heay'n, in one admiring throng,

Before him prostrate fall ;
And join in sweet, seraphic song,

To crown him Lord of all.


69. C. M. Steele. Desire of all Saints... Hag. ii. 7. COME

OME, thou desire of all thy saints,
Our humble strains attend,

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