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482. * T. 22.
On his labors, sorrows, cares,
On his tears, and fervent pray'rs; JESUS, the church's Lord and Head! O mightst thou o'er thy flock be glad, 5 Poverty, and ev'ry want Whom thou, while sinners, bythy blood To our nature incident, Hastransom'dand brought nigh to God. Which he bore, and which for us
Are all meritorious; 2 Since thou our wretched, lost estate
6 Then thro' his enabling grace, In mercy didst commiserate, And feeble flesh and blood assume,
We with joy can run our race, To save us from the wrath to come;
While we him in mem'ry bear,
Who was tempted as we are, 3 We are, if we in thee believe And from thy fulness grace receive,
17 Yea, 'midst failings numberless, Cleansed and sanctify'd by thee,
We rejoice that we are his;
And if we his word obey,
8. Thoʻthe outward mark and scar
Of the fall doth still appear,
Yet we're freed from sin's hard yoke,
Since our bonds and chains he broke. 5. Whatever honours thee our Lord, What's called virtue in thy word,
9 Mighty God, we humbly pray: Is honest, lovely; pure and just, Carry thy victorious sway By faith in thee is then produc'd.
In the flesh to such a length, 6 Preserve, O Lord, our garments pare, That we gain thy godlike strength. Keep us from ev'ry harm secure;
10 Grant that all of us may prove, Our members render, thro' thy grace, By obedience, faith, and love, Blest instruments of righteousness. That our hearts to thee are giv'n,
That our treasure is in heav'n. 7 May spirit, soul and body be A pleasing sacrifice to thee; Thy name we bear, our hearts thou know'st
484.* T, 14. In thee alone we place our trust.
How can a sinner here below T. 11.
Be pleasing unto God? PRAISE to Christ, the Son of God! By his own righteousness ?Ono: Who assum'd our flesh and blood, Alone throJesus' blood. Since he death for us endur'd,
2 If any thing in us appears And eternal life procur'd.
Unlike to Jesus' mind, 2 When we see our names enroll'd To own it with repenting tears 'Mongst the sheep of Jesus' fold, Ah, may we be inclina! Wond'ring, we ourselves confess
3 A child of God for ever pants Undeserving of such grace,
More like his Lord to be ; % And when we explore the end,
Tho' with conviction still he grants, Why our Lord would condescend That none is good but He. To assume humanity,
4 Oft as in spirit Christ he views Us thereby to sanctify:
This is his humble cry, 4 And relect on all the pain, Which he continually renews Which for us he did sustain,
“ As thou wast, О were !!"
5 “Whate'er is carnal, thro' thy grace Thou hast, till yielding up thy breath, In me be mortify'd;
Unheard-of pains sustained, Thus clothed in thy righteousness Iur soul and body felt our death, I shall in thée abide,"
And life for us regained.
2 O what a privilegie is this, T. 185.
That 'man; tho’ falln by nature, He who striveth for sanctification,
May thro' thy grace know what it is
To be a happy creature; And is unrenew'd in heart,
Heal'd by thy stripes and wounds, Feeling yet a secret condemnation,
from sin Since with sin he still takes part; And Satan's pow'r released, He who hath not yet in Christ believed, Filld with thy love and peace within, Pardon in his blood and peace received; And thus to new life raised ! Hath not found that holiness
3 Thou chosest us to show thy praise Which adorns a child of grace.
In all our conversation, 2 But how happy is the soulthatcleaveth As witnesses of blood-bought grace,
Tớ the Friend of sinners poor; Each in his call and station : And with humble confidence believeth This is our cov’nant's only ground
My diseases he can cure ;" To yield thee soul and body, Such a one, tho' e'er so vile by nature, In life and death to thee we're bound, Tho' throughout a spoil'd and wretch- And for thy service ready. ed creature,
4 How precious are thy thoughts of Mourning.on account of sin,
peace Is by Jesus' blood made clean.
O'er us, if but attained !
O may we steadfast run our race,
Till we the crown have gained.
Grant we may never fall asleep,
Our lamps may always burning keep, And without intermission
Until thy, blest appearing,
488*. T. 185. And in his conversation
WITH new life endow'd by Christ Shows forth his matchless praise.
our Saviour, 2 Our pleasure and our duty,
Might we to this world be dead; Tho' opposite before,
That great prize to gain be our endeavor, Since we have seen his beauty
Purchas'd when for us he bled ; Are join'd to part no more ;
Filled with his love,
adore him, It is our highest pleasure,
Thinking, speaking,acting, as beforehim No less than duty's call,
Being to his gracious mind To love him beyond measure,
Ever willingly resign'd. And serve him with our all.
2 May we all be ever so disposed
In our hearts, by day and night,
As when this life's period being closed, 487.
We to him shall take our flight; THOU, Jesus! more than thirty years Oras when releas'd from condemnation; In deep bumiliation
We receiv'd the seal of our salvation, Hast liv'd on earth, thy pray'rs and tears And obtained, thro' his blood,
Have purchas'd our salvation ; Happiness and peace with God!
489. "T. 126. O hear my petition, and let me with
thee DRAW nigh to Christ, your Brother, Be crucify'd, Jesus, with all that's in
Let no distrust take place ;
2 O that I might still more enjoy Which flows from his humanity,
The blessed fruits of all thy passion; To all who with full purpose
Thy merits to my soul apply, Like Jesus aim to be.
And let me share thy great salvation;
O hear my petition, &c. 2 He's yours, with all his merit, If you are truly his;
3 Let me in all things conqu’ror prove, And thus become one spirit
Deliver me from sin's infection; With him who holy is,
Preserve me in thy sacred love, Who spirit, soul and body heals, As well in joy as in afflictions
And is that kind Physician O hear my petition, &c. Who for his patients feels.
492. 3 Whoe'er this truth believeth, With love to Jesus burns,
I ASK not honor, pomp or praise, But none its pow'r perceiveth,
By worldly men esteemid, Until to Christ he turns;
I wish from sin's deceitful ways O blessed Jesus! grant us grace
To feel my soul redeem'd. To grow into thy likeness,
2 I wish, as faithful christians do, And live unto thy praise,
Dear Lord, to live to thee,
And by my words and walk to show, 490.* T. 22.,
That thou hast dy'd for me. LORD Jesus, sanctify thou me, 3 O grant me thro' thy precious blood, And make my spirit one with thee; Thy gospel thus to grace ; Thy body torn with many a wound
Renew my heart, O Lamb of God, Preserve my soul and body sound. Thus shall my works thee praise. 2 The blood-sweat trickling down thy
T. 14: face, My condemnation doth erase;
BESPRINKLE with thy blood, my Thy cross, thy suff'rings, and thy pain heart, My everlasting strength remain, O Jesus, Son of God; 3 The water flowing from thy side,
And take away whate'er thy grace
Hath hitherto withstood.
I henceforth only thirst
3 Waters of life hence may I draw, Secure my soul from ev'ry harm. And never more depart;
My ardent longing is, O Lord, -491* T. 102.
• Fix at this spring my heart." CHRIST crucify'd! my soul by faith 4 Alas, with shame I own that oft
With thee desires to be united ; I've turn'd away from thee; For, as the purchase of thy death, O let thy work renew'd to-day
To thy communion I'm invited. Remain eternally.
494.* T. 580. 3 Lead us so that we may honor
Thee, the Lord oor Righteousness, JESUS, thyself to us reveal, And bring fruit to thee, the Donor Grant that we may not only feel Of all gospel-truth and graee,
Some dawnings of thy grace,
497.* T. 23. 2 O let us always think thee near, To that Lord, who unconstrained As near unto us as the air
Death's dire pangs for us sustained, Which constantly we breathe ;
May we all in our small measure Thus will from all we think or do
Willingly give joy and pleasure. To thee unfeigned praises flow;
For thine we are in life and death. 2 May our mind and whole behavior”. 3 Jesus, thou fain wouldst have us be Bear resemblance to our Saviour,
And his sanctifying merit
Hallow body, soul and spirit.
Love God with all thy heart, and
soul, and mind; O LORD GOD Holy Ghost, To friend and foe be just, and true, As sure as Christ's I am,
and kind; So sure am I in him
Be meek and patient, humble, sober, With thee in close communion;
chaste; Might my whole walk proclaim
In these good ways be constant to the With Christ a blessed union,
last. The pardon'd sinner's frame, A mind to his conform'd;
2 And when thou hast done all, then
humbly cry: 2 The genuine mind of Christ,
« An useless, sinful servant, Lord, Proceeding from a heart Engaged with his cross,
My strength and grace come from the Blest theme of meditation !
Holy Ghost, Deriving all delight
My Saviour's merits are my only From Jesus' great salvation;
boast," Supported day and night With peace and joy divine, . 496.
499.* JESUS, by thy Holy Spirit O THOU, whose human life for us May we all instructed be;
Did happiness obtain; Sanctify us by the merit
Thou who, expiring on the cross Of thy blest humanity.
God's image didst regain;
Lord, our thoughts and actions sway, By thy humanity;
'Tis good for man to be!
500. t. 586.
, How could I bear to be partaker O JESUS, were we thro' thy graćt, Of sinful frail humanity,
In all respects form'd to thy praise, Had not the world's almighty Maker Like thee in thought and action;
Become a sinless man for me ? Did we but wake and sleep to thee, But since my God assum'd my nature Bear pain and sickness patiently, I gladly am a human creature;
Trusting in thy direction. For now he takes a part,
Where'er we are ; With sympathizing heart,
Might, dear Saviour;--our behavior, In all my smärt. Throthy blessing,
Always be to thee well-pleasing, 501*
T. 244 LORD Jesus, thy atonement
503.* T. 580. Be ever new to us; Grant we may ev'ry moment
THY law, O Lord, be my delight, In spirit view thy cross:
My gracions King, thý statutes write O keep our garments pure,
In my untoward heart;
To love thee, and to walk thy ways, Preserve us by thy pow't.
And never from thee to depart.
XXVII. Of Humility, Simplicity, and Growth in Grace. 504.
2 Reflecting how our Lord and Head,
When ris'n, bis foll'wers visited, O LORD, the contrite sinner's Friend, We pray to share that happiness
Most wretched should I be, Which; without sight, we may possess. Did I not know ihy precious blood
3 Communing with the Lamb of God, Was shed for worthless me :
With heart-telt gratitude we're bow'd : Nought could console me in distress,
And walk in true humility,
As Christ's disciples constantly.
506.* T. 22. 2 O give me, Jesuś, give me still
My Saviour, that I without thee
Can nothing do, rejoiceth me:
For all the grace thou dost bestow,
I fain my gratitude would show.
2 Tho’weak and poor, I am thine own; And for this precious Pearl may I All praise to thee is due alone, Count all things else but dross.
That thou, when humbly I appear
Fore thee in mercy drawest near ! 505. * T. 22.
3 When pride would stir within my WHOE'ER in Jesus doth believe, breast To soaring thoughts no room can give; I find no happiness nor rest; The blessed fellowship with Christ, But, walking in humility, And nothing else by him is priz'd. Have perfect peace and joy in thee.