« AnteriorContinuar »
Will for me work, and in me too,
If these can alter, I must fall;
With life, with will, with power, with all
45. Professor, lovest thou Christ? 7.
Can a woman's tender care
Cease towards the child she bare?
Yes, she may forgetful be,
Lord, it is my chief complaint,
O for grace to love thee more!
46. Glory and Grace in the Person of
Christ. L. M.
Now to the Lord a noble song!
And all his boundless love proclaim.
But in his looks a glory stands,
47. Electing Grace: or, Saints Beloved in
Christ. L. M.
JESUS, we bless thy Father's name; Thy God and ours are both the same; What heav'nly blessings from his throne, Flow down to sinners thro' his Son.
"Christ be my
first elect," he said;
To raise us up from death and sin;
Blameless in love, a holy seed."
Born by degrees, but chose at once;
To praise the glory of his grace.
With Christ our Lord we share a part
Nor shall our souls be thence remov'd,
48. The Joy of Faith. 5. 6.
Our election who see,
Anl can venture our souls on thy gracious decree !
In Jesus approv'd,
From eternity lov'd,
And held in his hand, whence we cannot be mov'd!
"Tis sweet to recline
And experience the comforts peculiar to thine; While born from above,
And upheld by thy love,
We with singing and triumph to Zion remove.
As doves we have prest
To the ark of thy breast,
That harbour of safety, that centre of rest;
Thou hast cancell'd our sin,
And sown the sure seed of salvation within. Our seeking thy face
Was the fruit of thy grace;
Thy goodness deserves, and shall have all the praise:
No sinner can be
Beforehand with thee:
Thy grace is preventing, almighty, and free Effectually drawn,
We come to thy Son,
And thoul't perfect the work, for the work was thy own:
Thy breath from above,
No floods can extinguish our dawning of love.
49. Part Second. 5. 6.
OUR Saviour and friend
His love shall extend;
It knew no beginning, and never shall end;
Whom once he receives
Nor revokes, nor repents, of the grace that he gives.
Through mercy we taste
Th' invisible feast,
The bread of the kingdom, the wine of the blest:
Who grants us to know
His drawings below,
Will endless salvation and glory bestow.
This proof we can give,
That thee we receive,
Thou art precious alone to the souls that believe:
Thou art precious to us,
All beside is as dross,
When compar'd with thy love, and the blood of thy cross.
50. The Evil Consequence of Sin. 112. WHEN Adam by transgression fell, And conscious fled his Maker's face, Link'd in clandestine league with hell, He ruin'd all his future race; The seeds of evil once brought in, Increas'd, and fill'd the world with sin. This lurking leav'n ferments the mass; All nature's sick: creation's spoil'd;