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Behold the Father's chief delight
Expire in agony !
Were all these sorrows borne ?
And meet that various scorn ?
And all in torture died ; 'T was love that bowed his fainting head,
And oped his gushing side.
Let all the earth combine ;
Nor share his grief alone,
To his triumphant throne. 267.
While horrors pressed on every side,
“ Remove this bitter cup away.
Or helpless man be left forlorn,
And say, Thy will, not mine, be done."
And, taught by Jesus, lie as low ;
Would say, Thy will, not ours, be done.
Which, from our portion in his pains,
The chosen of the Lord,
The sure prophetic word.
This King of Righteousness ;
Compose his princely dress.
In rich abundance shed,
And rests upon his head.
His doctrine life imparts ;
To warm and glad our hearts.
Shall run the heavenly way ;
Will lead to endless day. 269. L. M.
Christ the Sun of Righteousness.
Source of the light that rules the day !
Reflects thy rays and speaks thy name. 2 In louder strains we sing that grace
Which gives the Sun of Righteousness,
3 Still on our hearts may Jesus shine,
With beams of light and love divine ;
And cheered by him shall grow and thrive. 4 0, may his glories stand confessed,
From north to south, from east to west;
Wide as the circuit of the sun.
When, fixed on high, in purer skies,
On all his saints through endless day ! 270. 7. M. 6 L.
Christ our Example in Suffering.
Ye that feel temptation's power ;
Watch with him one bitter hour :
Learn of Jesus Christ to pray.
View the Lord of life arraigned ; 0, the wormwood and the gall !
0, the pangs his soul sustained !
Learn of him to bear the cross.
There, admiring at his feet,
God's own sacrifice complete :
Learn of Jesus Christ to die. 4 Early hasten to the tomb
Where they laid bis breathless clay ;
All is solitude and gloom :
Who has taken him away?
Saviour, teach us so to rise.
Appears each grace divine ;
With mildest radiance shine.
To give the mourner joy,
Was his divine employ.
Patient and meek he stood;
He labored for their good.
Before his Father's throne,
" Thy will, not mine, be done ! ”
His image may we bear ;
His joy and glory share !
Learn to live and learn to die?
Who shall lead thy child to thee ?
He will give the light I need,
He my trembling steps will lead.
Let me ever lean on him ;
Make his life my solemn law.
Led by Jesus Christ the Lord,
Learn to live and learn to die.
Like the perfect ones above ;
THE GOSPEL AND ITS INVITATIONS. 273. L. M.
BOWRING. The Teaching of Jesus. 1 HOW sweetly flowed the gospel sound
From lips of gentleness and grace,
And joy and gladness filled the place!
To heaven he led his followers' way ;
Unveiling an immortal day.
Come, all ye weary ones, and rest”:
Obey thee, love thee, and be blest. 4 Decay, then, tenements of dust! Pillars of earthly pride, decay !