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o His power is sovereign to fulfil
The noblest counsels of his will. e 4 And will this glorious Lord descend,
To be my Father and my friend ? g Then let my songs with angels join!
Heaven is secure, if God be mine.
HYMN 169. P. M. Triumph. [*]
1 His throne is built on high;
His glories shine
Can bear the sight.
Keep the wide world in awe;
And where his love
And seals the grace.
Surprising wisdom shines;
Strong is his arm
And shall fulfil
His sovereign will.
I love his name,
HYMN 170. L. M. Psalm 97. Old Hundred. [*]
God Incomprehensible and Sovereign. 1 W AN creatures, to perfection, find
U Th' eternal, uncreated Mind ? Or can the largest stretch of thought Measure and search his nature out? 2 'Tis high as heaven! 'tis deep as hell! And what can mortals know or tell? His glory spreads beyond the sky, And all the shining worlds on high. 3 But man, vain man, would fain be wise; Born like a wild young colt, he flies Through all the follies of his mind, And smells and snuffs the empty wind.] 4 God is a King of power unknown;
Firm are the orders of his throne: e If he resolve, who dare oppose,
Or ask him why, or what he does ? -5 He wounds the heart, and he makes whole;
He calms the tempests of the soul; e When he shuts up in long despair,
Who can remove the heavy bar ? g 6 He frowns--and darkness veils the moon
The fainting sun grows dim at noon;
8 These are a portion of his ways;
To hear the thunders of his hand ?
BOOK III. PREPARED FOR THE HOLY ORDINANCE OF
THE LORD'S SUPPER.
HYMN 1. L. M. Gloucester. [* b]
The Lord's Supper instituted. 1 Cor. xi, 23, &c. I'M WAS on that dark, that doleful night,
1 When powers of earth and hell arose Against the Son of God's delight, And friends betray'd him to his foes2 Before the mournful scene began,
He took the bread, and bless'd and brake; é What love through all his actions ran!
What wondrous words of grace he spake! d 3 This is my body—broke for sin
Receive and eat the living food :
4 [For us his flesh with nails was torn;
The love of your departed Lord. 07 Jesus, thy feast we celebrate;
We shew thy death, we sing thy name
• HYMN 2. S. M. Dover. [*] Communion with Christ, and with Saints. 1 Cor. x, 16, 17. 1[TESUS invites his saints
To meet around his board ; Here pardon'd rebels sit, and hold
Communion with their Lord. 2. For food he gives his flesh;
He bids us drink his blood: Amazing favour! matchless grace
Of our descending God!] 3 This holy bread and wine
Maintain our fainting breath, By union with our living Lord,
And interest in his death. 4 Our heavenly Father calls
Christ and his members one; e We, the young children of his love, O And he, the First-born Son. -5 We are but several parts
Of the same broken bread; One body hath its sev'ral limbs, 0 But Jesus is the head. 06 Let all our powers be join'd,
His glorious Name to raise :
The New Covenant Sealed.
1 Shall stand for ever good-
And seal'd the grace with blood.
I set my worthless name;
And make my humble claim.
And glory shall be mine;
And all my powers are thine.
Which Jesus did bequeath ; p 'Twas purchas'd with a dying groan,
And ratify'd in death.
o 5 Sweet is the mem’ry of his name,
Who bless”d us in his will;
Christ's dying Love. e 1 LTOW condescending, and how kind
II Was God's eternal Son!
And pity brought him down.
Drew forth his dreadful sword ; -He gave his soul up to the stroke,
Without a murm'ring word.].
That when the Saviour knew
His pity ne'er withdrew.
His love is still as great : o Well he remembers Calvary
Nor let his saints forget. e 6 [Here we behold his bowels roll, - As kind as when he dy'd; p And see the sorrows of his soul
Bleed through his wounded side. - Here we receive repeated seals
Of Jesus' dying love:
One soft affection move.]
While we his death record ;
HYMN 5. C. M. Barby. [*]
ET us adore th' eternal Word;
And thou th' immortal bread.