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23. Having loved his own, which were in the
World, he loved them unto the End. 7*.
ESUS, full of truth and grace,
He hath lov’d them, dead in sin,
24. I spread my Skirt over Thee.
My love, thy shame I see, " But with my skirt I'll cover thee. “I heal’d thy wounds, I wash'd thy stains, " I grac'd thy neck with golden chains, “ Then I engag'd thy God to be, “ And with my skirt did cover thee. “ 'Twas not in Sinai to forgive, " I spake the word, and bade thee live: “ From Sinai's law I made thee free,
For 'tis no skirt to cover thee.
Weltring in blood, I saw thee lie; “ Oh! hail the day that I pass'd by; “ 'Twas sov'reign love, divinely free, “ This was the skirt that cover'd thee.
This spotless vesture thou shalt wear, “ Nor God's vindictive justice fear ;
Nor hell, nor sin, the same shall foul; “ 'Tis girt, by Ged, around thy soul.”
25. The Same. L, M, 'Twas to redeem his bride from hell; Who, in the fall of Adam, fell, That Jesus left his throne on high, And did for her transgressions die. Pinion'd with love, from heav'n he fled, Intent to woo, and thus he said,
Arise, my love, from earth and sin, “ I come thy roving heart to win. “ In the great council of the sky, “ I pass’d thy vile transgressions by; “ For thou wast mine by firm decree, “ And with my skirt I cover'd thee.
'Twas I adorn'd thy hands, my dove, " With bracelets of eternal love, “ And all was thine, without a fee,
When, with my skirt, I cover'd thee.. “ I deck thy temples with a crown,
And far and wide spread thy renown; “ Yea, made thy soul from blemish free,
When, with my skirt, I cover'd thee." This seamless vesture, once put on, Shall make thy soul outshine the sun; 'Twas wove by Jesus, on the tree, Sin-burden'd soul, to cover thee. Jesus the church hath bought with blood, She stands accepted now by God; Angels may trace, but never prove, Th’ amazing heights and depths of love.
26. Union with Jesus, L. M. BETROTH'D in love, ere time began,
His blood-bought bride with Jesus see; Made by eternal union One,
Who was, and is, and is to be, Thus He became her Cov'nant Head;
Charg'd with her sin the Saviour stands, To do and suffer, in her stead,
All that the righteous law demands. Here justice and the highest grace
Met, in the Sinner's Only Friend ; He freely took our lowest place;
Oh! love that all our thoughts transcend. When sunk in sin, He'll not disown
Those sacred ties that made her His, But claim this partner of His throne,
Thro' floods of wrath, and deep distress. Nor flood, nor flame, nor hell combin'd,
Shall, from His love, her soul divide; His blood the marriage nuptials sign'd,
And for her sins in love He died. Thus, in His eyes, she ever stood,
From wrinkle and from blemish free;
27. Redeeming Love. 79.
Ye who see the Father's grace,
28. Reflections on Christ's Love. 8.7. O my Lord, I've often mused
On thy wond'rous love to me, How I have the same abused,
Slighted, disregarded thee!