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04 Jesus the Lord appears at last,
And makes his Father'scounsels known; o Declares the great transactions pass'd,
And brings immortal blessings down. e 5 He dies ! -and in that dreadful night
Did all the powers of hell destroy ; o Rising-he brought our heaven to light, And took possession of the joy.
HYMN 138. C. M. Colchester. [*]
Saints in the Hands of Christ. John x, 28, 29.
T My Lord, my hope, my trust;
My soul can ne'er be lost.
The meanest of his sheep;
His hands securely keep.
His fav’rites from his breast;
Hope in the Covenunt. Heb. vi, 17—19. ei LTOW oft have sin and Satan strove
II To rend my soul from thee, my God! o But everlasting is thy love,
And Jesus seals it with his blood. -2 The oath and promise of the Lord
Join to confirm the wondrous grace; g Eternal power performs the word,
And fills all heaven with endless praise. e 3 Amidst temptations, sharp and long,
My soul to this dear refuge flies; -Hope is my anchor, firm and strong,
While tempests blow, and billows rise.
Lays the foundation for my hope,
HYMN 140. C. M. York. Reading. [b *]
A living and a dead Faith. e 1 M ISTAKEN souls! that dream of heaven,
11 And make their empty boast-
While they are slaves to lust.
If faith be cold and dead;
To Christ, the living head. 0 3 'Tis faith, that changes all the heart;
'Tis faith, that works by love; That bids all sinful joys depart,
And lifts the thoughts above.
By a celestial power;
In the decisive hour.
As well as trust his grace;.
For his own holiness.
He makes our natures clean; Nor would he send his Son to be
The Minister of sin. on His Spirit purifies our frame,
And seals our peace with God: -Jesus, and his salvation, came
By water and by blood.)
HYMN 141. S. M. Aylesbury. [b] The Humiliation and Exaltation of Christ. Isa. liii, 1–5,10-12. e 1 W HO has believ'd thy word,
W Or thy salvation known? o Reveal thine arm, Almighty Lord,
And glorify thy Son. c 2 The Jews esteem'd him here
Too mean for their belief; p Sorrows his chief acquaintance were,
And his companion grief
- They turn'd their eyes away,
And treated him with scorn; p But 'twas their grief upon him lay;
Their sorrows he has borne.
And Gentiles, then unknown,
His best beloved Son.
* And make his kingdom stand; o 'My pleasure,' saith the God of grace,
Shall prosper in his hand. 6 ('His joyful soul shall see
The purchase of his pain;
The guilty sons of men.)
Releas'd from death and sin;
*And own his power Divine.)
"To joys that earth deny'd ; e Who saw the follies men had done, a And bore their sins, and dy'd. HYMN 142. S. M. Bingham. [b]
The Same. Isa. liii, 6 9 _12. ei T IKE sheep. we went astray,
I And broke the fold of God;
But all the downward road. p 2 How dreadful was the hour,
When God our wand'rings laid,
; Upon the Shepherd's head.
When Christ sustain'd the stroke!
A ransom for his flock.
Were taken both away;
And made as vile as they,
I. HYMN 143.
O'er all the sons of men;
To recompense his pain.
"A portion with the strong; 'He shall possess a large reward,
And hold his honours long.
HYMN 143. C. M. Barby.. [*] Characters of the Children of God, from several Scripturos. b.1 A S new-born babes desire the breast,
A To feed, and grow, and thrive ;
And by the gospel live.
All that the word relates;
And hate the work he hates.
Can make them slaves to lust;
Nor grovel in the dust.
Shall bind their souls to vice:
A thousand victories.)
Abides and reigns within ;
The sons of God to sin.
Do they perform his will;
His sweet commands fulfil.
To God, within the vail;
And joys that never fail.
Of ever-flowing grace!
e 9 Lord, I address thy heavenly throne;
Call me a child of thine;
To form my heart divine.
And make my comforts strong; d Then shall I say, My Father, God,
With an unwav’ring tongue. HYMN 144. C. M. Canterbury. York. [b *] The witnessing and sealing Spirit. Rom. viii, 14, 16. Eph. i, 13, 14. e 1 W HY should the children of a king
Y Go mourning all their days? o Great Comforter, descend, and bring
Some tokens of thy grace.
And seal the heirs of heaven?
And show my sins forgiv'n?
In the Redeemer's blood;
That I am born of God.
The pledge of joys to come;
Will safe convey me home. :-
Christ and Aaron Heb. vii, and ix.
J A thousand glories more,
The sons of Aaron wore. e 2 They first their own burnt-off'rings brought,
To purge themselves from sin ; o Thy life was pure without a spot,
And all thy nature clean.
Was on their altars spilt;
For ever, all our guilt.
For mortal was their race;