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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
shame. 3 Since thou hast deliver'd us 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; Is our boast;
Thy ransom, so expensive, From thy all-sufficient merit
Is surely more extensive, We eternal life inherit,
Than barely to be sav'd at last. For thy blood hath paid the cost. 4 May thy ransom'd people, Lord,
3 Oyes our grace-election, To thy inmost courts admitted,
By our kind Lord's direction,
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; -
Be our heart's inclination
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. Why redeemed! Ev’n to practise in these days
6 A bow of grace, appearing Heaven's ways,.
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. On thy church; in love remember Ev'ry member;
7 The Father's kind inspection, Might none, who would not be thine His blessing and protection, Enter in ;
Be daily our support; May we all in thee believing, The holy Spirit's leading, Grace for grace from thee receiving, And Jesus' pow'rful pleading, Needful strength and succor gain. Convey us through this world unhurt.
3 What rich returns of thankfulness 621.*
From us might be expected! CHURCH of Christ, thy destination Who, that we 'might show forth thy Is to joy in him by faith;
praise He hath purchas'd thy salvation,
Have been thro' grace elected; He hath ransom'd thee from death. But here we blush for shame,
Unworthy of the name
To his stripes and bleeding wounds; As yet so very short we fall.
In our whole conversation,
What we to others testify
Of thee and thy salvation ;
May all men in us see,
Then shall we of redeeming love
To others a sweet savor prove.
Prove to me the richest store." Whose hearts thy love ne'er warmed, 5 " Nought but Jesus' grace, his Who, tho’their wretched state they feel, merit,
Are not thereby alarmed;
That they may pray and weep,
And flee as sinners to thy wounds, Life and peace and holiness."
Where, for the vilest, grace abounds. 6 Jesus' death thy strength abideth, Church of Philadelphia ;
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TO God the great Creator,
The Lord of earth and heav'n,
Eternal praise be giv'n :
That blessed Lamb, which John once 622.
As if it had been slaughter'd,
The Saviour's happy bride,
Arise, show forth his praises
Who for thee bled and dy'd;
Because the Lamb was slain.
His love we will proclaim;
In lowliness with pleasure
Yield service to his name ;
The church with tender care he'll guide,
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625.* *T. 26. O THOU whose goodness words |O LORD, lift up thy countenance can ne'er express !
Upon thy church, and own us thine; Daily lift up thy friendly, loving face * On the congregation, her choirs and and
de us thy peace divine, classes, Let us perceive in all our streets and 2 'Tis our desire to follow thee, i places Thy peace divine.
And from experience to proclaim
Salvation in thy blessed name : 2 In labor, or at rest, O Lord, bedew
O bless thy servants' ministry. With thy most precious blood whate'er we do;
[ever, 3 Thy mercy is our only stay, Let thy gracious presence surround us Direct us by thy holy word, As tho our longing eyes enjoy'd the Thy Spirit's light to us afford, favor
Thee to behold. Preserve us, lest we go astray. 3 With fervor all thy people's hearts 4 O Well of life, we pant for thee; inspire,
In copious streams thy thirsty flock And to enjoy thy grace be our desire; Desires to drink of thee, the Rock, May thy love, dear Saviour, to love And thirst no more eternally. constrain us,
5 Thy grace thou freely dost bestow, And closely in the bond of peace
This is our only plea and claim, maintain us, As one 'for thee!
We blush 'fore thee with conscious 4 Wesurely are a work of thy own hand,
shame, Sinners, on whom thou'st deign'd thy Our many faults and wants we know. blood to spend,
6 To thee, O Lord our Righteousness, By the Holy Spirit to thee directed,
Who by thy blood hast wash'd us A cov'nant people, by free grace elect
clean ed To serve thy name.
From ev'ry spot and stain of sin, 5 Grant that we all, both young and We give unfeigned thanks and praise.
old, may prove True witnesses of thy redeeming love; Showing forth-thy praises, may we adore thee,
T. 244 And humbly walk in grace and truth LORD, may the congregation, before,
Till we go hence. Establish'd on thy death, 6 May'st thou with us thy gracious Enjoy thy great salvation, aim obtain ;
And daily live by faith! Grant that thy church may constant Believing in thy blood, vict'ry gain;
[needy That all-atoning flood; May we, truly conscious that we are Grant we may cleave forever To look to thee in faith be always To thee our highest Good! ready,
And trust thy pow'r. 2 Unfold thy grace's treasure, 7 Might ev'ry one who knows us,
And all our
hearts prepare, clearly trace
That we may in full measure In all thy people unction, truth and In thy salvation share: grace ;
[gation, o may thy looks of grace That whoe'er approacheth thy congre- Insure our happiness; May feel and own it from a clear per- Uphold us, and forever
suasion, “The Lord is here." Set us before thy face. (Psalm xli. 12.)
3 Let us 'fore thee abased,
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THE happy church of Christ
Stands to this very day;
Those who are chosen daily find
To her an open way.
Thy gracious call'and aim
With us thy flock, we render praise
Unto thy holy name.
Our little strength thou know'st,
Assist us, Lord, we thee imploré,
To call to thee the lost,
How bold and vain th' attempt to 627. *
The blessed church of Jesus Christ beLIFT up thy pierc'd hands, most gra.
low ! cious Saviour,
For Salem's bulwarks, holy walls and O'er thy church, and pour out all that
Shall stand in spite of all opposing Which in thy loving
pow'rs. And kind heart for us is ever moving.
631.* 2 To thy care ourselves we now sur
T. 56. render,
THOU whose name is :/l: inexpressible Of our lives to thee we make a tender, And whose counsels:||:are unsearchable, rotect and lead us,
Thou, who from, eternity
Where securely::thy dear ftock should
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2 Spread thy blessing :||: here and ev'ry HOLD O'er thy church, Lord, thy where, protecting hand,
Far surpassing :||: all our thoughts and
To fulfil thy gracious call,
Rests on the congregation,
In Christ's propitiation ; And let each member praise thee and And teacheth her when to rejoice, adore thee,
When to lift up her cheerful voice, And serve thy name.
And when to weep in silence,
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638.* T. 161. THOU know'st, the congregation JESUS, hear our supplication, Hath thee for her foundation,
'Tis thy pleasure Whate'er the world may say ; Those to bless, who to thee cleave: Grant us to cleave for ever
Grant us stronger demonstration To thee our faithful Saviour,
Of thy favor, May love among us bear the sway. Than our weak minds can conceive;
Help the feeble-us enable, 634.* T. 106.
In thy blest path of salvation,
Bold and joyful LORD, may not one among us be To
thro' each faith's gradation. Who trifles with his call of
grace, None who believes not heartily
ly and gracious
Shine clearly on thy chosen race;
To thee we commend ourselves jointly, 635. *
to bless us, O JESUS CHRIST, most holy !
Let ev'ry njember feel thy peace: Head of the church, thy bride,
Thy servants protect, O most gracious
And always direct by thy holy word, O may in each believer
Yea, grant them with boldness 'thy Thy love its pow'r display,
death to proclaim, And none among us ever
And life and remission of sins thro' thy
name. From thee, our Shepherd, stray.
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HIGH-PRIEST of thy church dispenLORD, teach me how to prize
sation, My great predestination; And thankful to rejoice
Lift up, we pray, thy pierced hand,
And bless thy ransom'd congregation, With thy dear congregation, Redeemed with thy blood;
In ev'ry place by sea or land;
Before thy Father's throne remember Grant me a child-like faith Among thy flock, o God !
By name each individual member;
Thy face upon us shine,
For we are thine!
641.* LORD, thy body's Saviour,
T. 590. Shepherd and Preserver,
O THOU, whose mercies far exceed If times numberless,
All we can think or say, We, thy congregation,
As in thy people thou indeed Paid our adoration
Dost daily more display: For electing grace,
Let for our happiness, o God, Yet should we great debtors be: On us, while here below, Take us all as an oblation
By virtue of thy death and blood, For thy bitter passion !
Still thousand blessings flow.