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6 Grant that 'mongst thy chosen people (Thy work prosper and defend, Each may serve thee evermore,
We're feeble but confide in thee; Foll'wing thee as thy disciple,
Let thy true foll'wers to the end
Amidst oppression conqu’rors be.
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As long as Jesus Lord remains
Each day new rising glory gains,
It was, it is, and will be so
Remains his church's glorious dress.
3 All self-dependence is but vain,
Christ doth our Corner-stone remain, 2 Thy church, great Saviour, bought Our Rock, which will unshaken stay with blood,
When heav'n and earth are fied
away. Despis'd of men, but dear to thee, Esteems thy cross a pleasant load,
4 The Spirit which anointed Christ, An easy yoke, thrice happy she!
By which th' apostles were baptiz'd, When, bearing thy reproach below,
Proceeding from the church's Head,
Is giv'n to us, and makes us glad.'
No foe shall even touch a hair.
And, while our Jesus reigns above,
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Praise thy Lord and Head;
Grounded on thy Saviour's merit, 5 By thee protected, gracious Lord,
That thour't filled with his Spirit O may we ever live secure;
Is perceiv'd, and this Led by thy Spirit, grace, and word,
Proyes that thou art his. Relying on thy cov’nant sure:
For the Lamb of God
5 O yes, nor would I change my lot Fixeth his abode
For all this world can give,
And only to thee cleave.
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REDEEMED souls, adore and praise
Our merciful and gracious God,
For all the blessings he bestow'd,
For all the wonders of his grace.
2 The Lord for us great things hath Till the end of days.
done, 611,*"T, 114.
Our warmest thanks to him are due;
We trace his goodness when we BRIDE of the Lamb, thou favor'd view congregation,
[flock, His church, where he erects his throne. Thou fruit of Jesus' cross, dear cov'nant 3 We humbly take what he'll bestow, Securely built on him th' eternal Rock,
Who would refuse his boundless
his church in ev'ry place Grow in his grace and knowledge 4 We all in spirit are agreed,
His blessed views more fully know. constantly.
To follow Jesus as his flock, 2Țhy glory be toallthe world displayed, To build on him, our only Rock, Toall mankind his dying love proclaim, And on the path of life proceed. ; Awake, put on thy strength, Jerusalem, And in thy beauteous garments be 5 And tho' a rugged path it be, arrayed,
On which we oft with trials meet, Break forth, extend thyself both far
And many dangers us beset;
It leads to true felicity,
[share. That thousands still thy happiness may 6 The Father's garden here below
With patience must be watch'd in612. T. 14 HAIL, church of Christ, bought with For, as in nature 'tis, the seed his blood!
Must die before the plant can grow. The world I freely leave;
7. Here is our hand; us, Lord, assist Ye children of the living God, To serve thee ʼmidst reproach and Me in your tențs receive.
With thee thro' boundless grace ; Until we in thy presence rest,
Praise the Lord who ever lives ! Thy people shall my people be, Glad we are his praise to sing; And thine shall be my God.
He his people's praise receives: 4 And am I, Jesus, one of those On his pow'rful day they rise,
Who in thy fold have place ? Off’ring free will sacrifice;
His victorious triumph this,
Since hell's host deleated is,
2 Ye who Jesus' death proclaim, The willing slaves of sin and death Service yield to him with joy, We were, and enemies to thee
; Praise with ev'ry breath his name, But, granting us a living faith, Grace textol be your employ;'
Thou from the curse didst 'set us free. Grace supports us ev'ry day, 3 Is there a thing that warms the heart, Leads us in the narrow way;
That stirs up gratitude and love, Tis thro'
alone that we It is the grace thou dost impart, Can obtain the victory.
Thy blood, the pow'r of which we 3 Gracious Lord, may we believe,
prove: Venture all on thy free
We sink astonish'd at thy feet,
grace, Boldly things not seen achieve,
Thy mercy's an unfathom'd sea, Trusting in thy promises;
How can we find expressions meet, Faith thy people's strong hold is,
Who but so lately loved thee? Their employment daily this,
4. The word of Jesus' bloody sweat, To proceed on paths unknown, Of his dire passion, wounds & death, Leaning on thy grace alone.
With pow'r our souls doth penetrate, 4. Christ, thy all-atoning death
And quicken with life-giving breath:
The pow'rs of hell this vanquishes, Is our life while here below;
This doth the church of Christ Strengthen thou our feeble faith,
maintain, Constantly thy aid bestow;
Tho' Satan to the threshold press,
Christ's blood won't let him entrance
gain. Void of life and strength thou art.
5 Who in the Spirit's light can trace
The church of God, he must declare, 5 Lord thy body ne'er forsake, It is alone thro' Jesus' grace,
Ne'er thy congregation leave; That she abiding fruit can bear:
Who by his blood made her his own,
Her choirs repeat in cheerful strain : Thou art our support alone,
• The Lord for us great things hath For on thy supreme commands,
done." All the universe depends.
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He sees a glorious master-piece, THY church, O Lamb of God, ap- And must with wonder and delight pears
Adore him, who the Author is: Before thee, fild with humble Her beauty plainly doth appear shame;
To those who have discerning eyes; Our eyes o'erflow with grateful tears, Her songs delight the ravish'd ear With melted hearts we praise thy Of all who know celestial joys.
name, For the discov'ries of thy grace,
7 She Christ, her faithful Shepherd,
knows, And proofs of all thy faithful care,
Attends to his instructive voice,
In her election doth rejoice, 2 With-thanks we call to mind the day Is by the Holy Spirit led :
On which the power of thy blood The blood of covenant maintains We felt, when chain’d by sin we lay, Her'union with the Lord her Head,
As sinners dead and void of good; In whom she constant vict'ry gains.
For his grace,
3 Of thee both far and near
We gladly witness bear;
To sinners ev'ry where
We publish in thy name,
That thy blood makes clean
From all guilt and sin.
4 O give us that good part,
A sanctified heart,
Each needful gift and grace,
Thro' thy aid may we,
5 O Lamb, for sinners slain,
For evermore remain,
Unto thy foll'wers nigh;
Let us thy aim attain,
Never from us move,
Keep us in thy love.
To those who by his blood redeemed,
He owns them as his chosen race.
2 With thanks before his throne appear, And attested
And praise his name, dear congreBy unfeigned love to him;
For ev'ry proof and demonstration,
3 Weknow his boundless loveand grace, Which relies on his support.
Enjoy his goodness, care and favor,
He keeps his covenant for ever, 617.* T. 121.
Can aught exceed his faithfulness? O LORD, thy church which now
4 O might this church of Christ always Sits at thy footstool low,
Be to the world a bright example, Adores and praises thee;
How by the Holy Ghost, a temple
May be constructed to his praise.
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JESUS, slaughter'd Prince of life, 2 We in thy ways proceed,
Thy remembrance ever raises
Thanks and praises ;
And thy love, when shed abroad,
Lamb of God,
Prompts us gather'd here before thee,
With abasement to adore thee
For thy suff'rings, wounds and blood.
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2 To redeem us from the fall, Thou hast death for us endured, And procured .
THRICE happpy congregation, For all those who trust in thee
For thy predestination Mercy free;
Adore the suff'ring Lamb; Now thy ransom'd congregation Who, mov'd by love unbounded, Hath thee for her sole foundation, To purchase thee was wounded, Here and in eternity.
The cross endur'd, despis'd the 3 Since thou hast deliver'd us
shame. From the yoke of ev'ry stranger 2 It ne'er can be expressed And all danger,
In words, how thou art blessed; In thee, Saviour of the lost!
Thy happy lot hold fast;
Thy ransom, so expensive,
Is surely more extensive,
Than barely to be sav'd at last. For thy blood hath paid the cost. 4 May thy ransom'd people, Lord,
3 yes our grace-election, To thy inmost courts admitted,
By our kind Lord's direction, For priests fitted,
Is of a nobler kind;
To be with Christ one spirit,
4 To learn how, with precision, And thy faithful follwers be.
In each state and condition, 5 Sanctify us for thyself,
To execute his will; From each thing by thy soul hated His ev'ry intimation Separated,
Be our heart's inclination
To understand, and then fulfil.
In body and in soul,
Till we to his full stature 6 Deep engrave it in our hearts, How by thee we are esteemed,
Are grown, and of his nature
Partakers are, throughout the whole.
6 A bow of grace, appearing
To the world, witness bearing 'Midst all poverty and weakness,
That God is well inclin'd;
A light, whose radiation,
From Christ's illumination 7 O lift up thy countenance
Deriv'd, may shine to all mankind.
7 The Father's kind inspection, Might none, who would not be thine His blessing and protection, Enter in ;
Be daily our support;
Convey us through this world unhurt.