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Oh, lovely attitude! He stands
Rise, touch'd with gratitude divine,
Yet know, nor of the terms complain,
Sovereign of souls! thou Prince of Peace
“ Gems OF SACRED POETRY."
Come to Calvary's holy mountain,
Sinners ruin'd by the fall ;
Flows to you—to me-to all,
He that drinks shall live for ever :
'Tis a soul-reviving flood: God is faithful ;—God will never
Break His covenant in blood Sign’d when our Redeemer diedSeal'd when He was glorified.
VI. SALVATION BY JESUS CHRIST, AND
FORGIVENESS OF SINS.
CHRIST JEsus came into the world to save sinners.-1 Tim. i. 15.
I will forgive their iniquity, and I will remember their sins no more.JBR. xxxi. 34.
Now the storm has subsided—now cloudless, serene,
What is the thing of greatest price,
The whole creation round?
That which in Christ was found
The soul of man-Jehovah's breath,
That keeps two worlds in strife ;
Heaven stoops to give it life.
And is this treasure borne below
In earthly vessels frail ?
Till flesh and spirit fail ?
God, to redeem it, did not spare
His well-beloved Son ;
The sins of all in one.
The Holy Spirit seal'd the plan,
And pledg’d the blood divine, To ransom every soul of man
That price was paid for mine.
Raise your triumphant songs
To an immortal tune ;
Celestial grace hath done.
Sing how Eternal Love
His chief Beloved chose,
From their abyss of woes.
'Twas mercy fill'd the throne,
And wrath stood silent by,
To rebels doom'd to die.
Lord, we obey Thy call,
We lay an humble claim
And love and praise Thy name !
Not the labour of my hands
* * * * * * * * * * Where then my boast of immortality ? I boast it still, though cover'd o'er with guilt ; For guilt, not innocence, His life He pour'd ; * * * * * * * * He writes My name in heaven with that inverted spear (A spear deep dipt in blood) which pierced His side, And open'd there a fount for all mankind. And what is this ?-survey the wondrous cure, And at each step let higher wonder rise! Pardon for infinite offence! and pardon Through means that speak its value infinite! A pardon bought with blood! with blood divine ! With blood divine of Him I made my foe! Persisted to provoke ! though wooed and awed, Blest and chastised, a flagrant rebel still ;