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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';
For priests fitted,
Off'ring pray'r and praise to thee John's portion to inherit,

To be with Christ one spirit,
Prize their glorious destination, Rightly acquainted with his mind.
Yield to thee their ministration,

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

Be our heart's inclination
Freed from this world's sinful ways; To understand, and then fulfil.
Grant us grace,
In our walk and whole demeanor, 5 To this world crucified,
As new creatures, thee to honor, For his use sanctihed,
And thy holy name to praise.

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;
To grow up into thy likeness,
And at judgment be thy praise.

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.

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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
2 Sin-sick souls, repair for healing We bear, while of our heav'nly call

To his stripes and bleeding wounds; As yet so very short we fall.
Then retain a grateful feeling,
Of the grace which there abounds, 4 May we show forth continually,

In our whole conversation,
3 In all wants, in all distresses,

What we to others testify
Thence deriving sure relief;

Of thee and thy salvation ;
Looking daily unto Jesus,

May all men in us see,
Who to gladness turns your grief; Our words and works agree,
4 Join his church in this confession:

Then shall we of redeeming love

To others a sweet savor prove.
I am sinful, weak and poor,
But my Saviour's birth and passion 5 But are there such among us still,

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;
And his blood-bought righteousness, rouse them from death's sleep,
Is the cause why I inherit

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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He who in ought else confideth

TO God the great Creator,
Goes Laodicea's way.

The Lord of earth and heav'n,
Who rules all things in nature,

Eternal praise be giv'n :

That blessed Lamb, which John once 622.

T. 164.
O THOU, who out of sin's dark night We now revere with awe.

As if it had been slaughter'd,
Hast us, thy children, called;
And hast thy glorious gospel-light 2 Thou ransom'd church of Jesus,
Unto our hearts revealed ;

The Saviour's happy bride,
Abasd with shame we all

Arise, show forth his praises
Before thee humbly fall,

Who for thee bled and dy'd;
And render for electing grace Ye, tho' a people poor and mean,
To thee, Lord Jesus, thanks and praise, Of God are highly honor'd,
2 The patience, love, unweary'd care,

Because the Lamb was slain.
Abundant grace and blessing, 3 In our degree and measure
Thou dost bestow from year to year,

His love we will proclaim;
Is truly past expressing ;

In lowliness with pleasure
thou hast shown

Yield service to his name ;
To us, we freely own,

The church with tender care he'll guide,
Yet hath thy aim, most faithful Friend, And will in ev'ry trial
With us not fully been obtain'd. Our sure Support abide.


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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.)


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3 Let us 'fore thee abased,

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Be daily more and more
To taste thy friendship raised;

THE happy church of Christ
Prepare, we thee implore,

Stands to this very day;
Amidst thy chosen race

Those who are chosen daily find
Still many witnesses,

To her an open way.
Who can from heart's experience 2 Lord Jesus, when we trace
Proclaim redeeming grace.

Thy gracious call'and aim
4 We will of Jesus' passion

With us thy flock, we render praise
And meritorious death

Unto thy holy name.
Ne'er cease to make confession, 3 Thou open'st us a door,
Till we give up our breath,

Our little strength thou know'st,
Till we in heav'nly light

Assist us, Lord, we thee imploré,
Shall see his face most bright,

To call to thee the lost,
And with the saints in glory
In songs of praise unite.


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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

tow'rs, favor,

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
As our faithful Shepherd daily feed us. Didst the time and place decree,

Where securely::thy dear ftock should

dwell. 628.* T. 58.

2 Spread thy blessing :||: here and ev'ry HOLD O'er thy church, Lord, thy where, protecting hand,

Far surpassing :||: all our thoughts and
And in thy truth O may she ever stand;

May thy ransom'd people show forth When we have performed all
thy praises,

To fulfil thy gracious call,
And be devoted to thy name, Lord After labor :: wę sweet rest 'shall
Until thou com'st.

2 Preserve thy church, Lord Jesus,

And grant that she rich fruit for thee THE Spirit of the witnesses

Rests on the congregation,
Build her outward structure, fill her Excites her to proclaim free grace
with glory,

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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every where,

may bear;


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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

T. 221.
In thee, the Lord our Righteousness;
But grant, that prompted by thy love O LORD, let thy countenance friend-
We all to thee


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

Each day in us more fully.
Thy name be magnify'd;

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;
Until my latest breath.

Thy face upon us shine,
Grant us thy peace divine;

For we are thine!
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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.

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