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Our sins shall sink beneath the sea,
And shall be found no more.
Our inward powers again,
Like purifying rain.]
That terrours cannot move,-
Shall be dissolv'd by love.
That would not be refin'd;
Bestow a softer mind.
And deep engrave his law;
To swift obedience draw.
And we shall render praise; d We-the dear people of his love,
And hemour God of grace.
Matt. xiii, 16, 17.
LL Who stand on Zion's hill!
And words of peace reveal ! b 2 How charming is their voice!
How sweet the tidings are ! o'Zion behold thy Saviour-King,
“He reigns and triumphs here!' 03 How happy are our ears,
That hear this joyful sound !Which kings and prophets waited for,
And sought, but never found ! 04 How blessed are our eyes,
That see this heavenly light! e Prophets and kings desir'd it long,
But dy'd without the sight!
05 The watchmen join their voice,
And tuneful notes employ ; o Jerusalem breaks forth in songs,
And deserts learn the joy.
Through all the earth abroad;
Their Saviour and their God.
HYMN 11. L. M. Old Hundred. [*]
The Sovereignty of Grace. Luke x, 21, 22. 1 THERE was an hour when Christ rejoic'd,
1 And spoke his joy in words of praise : Father, I thank thee, mighty God, Lord of the earth, and heavens, and seas. 2 'I thank thy sovereign power and love, "That crowns my doctrine with success;
And makes the babes in knowledge learn "The heights, and breadths, and lengths of grace. 3.But all this glory lies conceald 'From men of prudence and of might; "The prince of darkness blinds their eyes,
And their own pride resists the light. 4 'Father, 'tis thus, because thy will
Chose and ordain'd it should be so; 6'Tis thy delight tabase the proud,
And lay the haughty scorner low. 5 "There's none can know the Father right, But those who learn it from the Son ; Nor can the Son be well receiv'd, “But where the Father makes him known.' 6 Then let our souls adore our God, Who deals his graces as he please ; Nor gives to mortals an account, Or of his actions, or decrees.
HYMN 12. C. M. St. Ann's. [*]
Free Grace in revealing Christ. Luke 2, 21.
J A mourner all his days,-
And turn’d his joy to praise.
d 2 'Father, I thank thy wondrous love,
"That hath reveal'd thy Son "To men unlearned ; and to babes
'Has made thy gospel known.
Are hidden from the wise ;
“To swell and blind their eyes.' -4 Thus does the Lord of heaven and earth
His great decrees fulfil;
By his own sovereign will.]
The Son of God incarnate. Isa. ix, 2, 6, 7. 1 [THE lands, that long in darkness lay,
I Now have beheld a heavenly light; Nations that sat in death's cold shade, Are bless'd with beams divinely bright. 2 The virgin's promis'd Son is born; Behold the expected child appear! What shall his names, or titles, be?
THE WONDERFUL, THE COUNSELLOR. d 3 (This infant is the mighty God,
Come to be suckled and adored :
The Son of David, and his Lord.)
Upon his shoulders shall be laid : g His wide dominions shall increase,
And honours to his name be paid. 0 5 Jesus, the holy Child, shall sit,
High on his father David's throne ;-
Christ's unchangeable Love. Rom. vii, 33, &c. 1 W HO shall the Lord's elect condemn?
W 'Tis God who justifies their souls; And mercy, like a mighty stream, O’er all their sins divinely rolls.
2 Who shall adjudge the saints to hell ?
· HYMN 15. L. M. Islington. '*7
Christ our Strength. 2 Cor. xii, 7, 9, 10. 1 IT ET me but hear my Saviour say;
I 'Strength shall be equal to the day: Then I rejoice in deep distress; Leaning on all-sufficient grace. 2 I glory in infirmity, That Christ's own power may rest on me; When I am weak, then am I strong, Grace is my shield, and Christ my song. 3 I can do all things, or can bear All suff'rings, if my Lord be there; Sweet pleasures mingle with the pains, While his left hand my head sustains. 4 But if the Lord be once withdrawn, And we attempt the work alone; When new temptations spring and rise, We find how great our weakness is. 5 So Sampson, when his hair was lost, Met the Philistines to his cost:
Shook his vain limbs with sad surprise,
HYMN 16. C. M. Devizes. [*]
. Of David's ancient line! e His natures two, his person one,
Mysterious and divine. —2. The Root of David, here we find,
And Offspring, is the same; e Eternity and time are join'd
In our Emmanuel's name. o 3 Bless'd He, who comes to wretched men,
With peaceful news from heaven! u Hosannas of the highest strain
To Christ the Lord be given ! - 4 Let mortals ne'er refuse to take
Th’Hosanna on their tongues ; o Lest rocks and stones should rise, and break Their silence into songs.
HYMN 17. C. M. Zion. [*]
Victory over Death. 1 Cor. xv, 55, &c.
U To cheer my dying hours;
And all his frightful powers!
My quiv’ring lips should sing,-
“And where the monster's sting ?" -3 If sin be pardon’d, I'm secure;
Death has no sting beside :
But Christ my ransom dy'd. 04 Now to the God of victory
Immortal thanks be paid ;-
Through Christ our living head.]
Blessed-who die in the Lord. Rev. xiv, 13. 1 ITEAR what the voice from heaven proclaims For all the pious dead!