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Obey my voice, and walk in all my 2 The holy, spotless Lamb of God,
Who freely gave his life and blood,
I for my Lord and Saviour own.
4 Therefore my Saviour's blood & death
Is here the substance of my faith ; -
5 For should I e'er so faithful prove,
Serve my kind Lord with zeal and love,
And spend my life for him I serve,
6 Yet when my Saviour I shall see,
" Here is a sinner, who would fain
Believing in Christ's righteousness ;
8 " All pow'r and glory doth pertain
And hath redeem'd us by his blood,
This doctrine firmly I'll maintain ;
And both in word and deed proclaim
That thou didst deign a man to be,
11 O King of glory, Christ the Lord !
Let all the world thy mercy see,
And bless those who believe in thee.
When Christ himself to us doth mand
fest, GRACE! grace ! O that's a welcome And we in him find comfort, peace, sound!
and rest! A joyful sound to all, Who clearly see, and deeply feel
2 When in the soul this blessed truth The mis'ry of the fall :
resounds, Who rightly know the wretched state That in Christ's death, for sinners life Of sinners void of grace,
abounds; Ere Christ selects them to enjoy
Oh, how doth this refresh the fainting In heav'nly realms a place.
heart, 2 Grace ! how exceeding great to those And bid all anxious doubts and fears Who ready to despair,
depart. Asham'd confess, and truly know 3 For such poor sinners, who of nought How vile and weak they are !
can boast, Yetgrace, freegrace, most sweetly calls, Who think themselves irreparably “ Directly come, who will,
lost, Just as you are, for Christ receives
Who groan beneath sin's heavy galling Poor helpless sinners still."
load, 3 All we, who now are his, were first The Lamb of God hath 'shed his prea Deeply convinc'd of sin;
oious blood. Each felt the plague of his own heart 4 Virtue goes forth from him, he gives The leprosy within:
us grace Then life and righteousness divine, With confidence his Father to address,
Thro' faith, to us were giv'n; And then we holdly may to all de Thus we a happy people are,
clare, Joint-heirs with Christ of heav'n.
That we, thro' faith in Christ, God's 4. Now, dearest Lord, we inly pray,
WHEN a sinner in affliction Poor sinners still, who without thee
Mourneth on account of sin, Can nought think, act, or speak.
Feels the Spirit's deep conviction, 5 We thirst, O Lord; give us this day,
But no pow'r of faith within ; To taste more of thy grace,
2 While a flood of tears is gushing, More of that stream which from the rock - Where shall I find Jesus, where?"
Flow'd thro' the wilderness, While the troubled soul is wishing, Tis grace alone that feeds our souls, - O that he
3 In a moment stands before us May rule us evermore!
Jesus with his pierced side;
Us from wrath to screen and hide.
4 Thus, the soul at once obtaineth O WHAT a depth of love and bound Pardon from the sinner's Friend;
To true happiness attaineth,
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15 Then we with pity look on those
Who still in darkness are,
And in his
6 For we, thra' grace, are taught to
Each sinner that we see
May pardon, thro’ Christ's precious
blood, Whose eyes are flames of fire.
Obtain, as well as we. 3 None is so holy, pure and just,
17 For Jesus' pardon, love and grace, So perfected in love,
Produce an humble shame,
And us excite with thankfulness
His goodness to proclaim.
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WITH glorious clouds encompassid 5. Weknow the righteousness complete
round, Which he procur'd for all;
, dimly see,
Will God appear to ine?
2 Will he forsake his throne above, The ninety-nine behind,
Himself to worms impart?
Answer thou Man of grief and love,
And speak it to my heart! 7 To him poor sinners may appeal
3 In manifested love explain
Thy wonderful design;
What meant the suff'ring Son of man?
The streaming blood divine ?
4. Didst thou not in our flesh appear, HAPPY the souls who contrite are,
And live and die below,
That I might now perceive thee near,
And my Redeemer know?
Their own untoward heart; The wounds, which all my sorrows
That dear disfigurd face.
Stand forth a slaughter'd Lamb;
Declare to me thy name.
And then the pard'ning God I know,
And feel bis blood applyido
And merits we enjoy.
8 I view the Lamb in his own light, 13 Sure never till my latest breath
Can I forget that look ;
Tho' not a word he spoke,
4 My conscience felt, and own'd the O CAN it be that I should gain An int'rest in the Saviour's blood ?
And plung'd me in despair ;
I sins his blood had spilt,
And help'd to nail him there.
For I the Lord have slain.
To sound the depths of love divine; "I freely all forgive;
I die, that thou may'st live." 3 He left his Father's throne above,
7 Thus, while his death my sin displays So free, so infinite his grace!
In all its blackest hue, Compelld by everlasting love,
(Such is the mystery of grace) He bled for Adam's helpless race ; It seals my pardon too. 'Tis
mercy all, immense and free, I know that Jesus saved me.
8 With pleasing grief and mournful joy,
My spirit now is fill'd, 4 Long my imprison'd spirit lay That I should such a life destroy,
Fast bound in sin and nature's night; Yet live by him I killd. His eyes diffus'd a quick’ning ray, l' woke, the dungeon flam'd with
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Not all the blood of beasts My chains fell off immediately,
On Jewish altars slain,
Or wash away the stain.
Takes all our sins away;
On that dear head of thine,'
While like a penitent I stand,
And there confess
sin. IN evil long I took delight, 4 Lord, I look back to see Unaw'd by shame or fear,
The burdens thou didst bear,
And stopp'd my wild career. And know my guilt was there.
Our curse he did remove;
And sing his bleeding love.
13 I'll never cease repeating
My numberless complaints,
But ever be intreating
Thee, glorious King of saints,
To form me in thine image,
And fill my soul with love,
Till I to thee my homage
Pay with the saints above.
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The one thing needful, that good part,
And saves the soul from death: I would pursue with heart and mind,
2 Hidden in Christ the treasure lies, He makes no hard condition,
That goodly pearl of so great price; 'Tis only-look and live.
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3 But Oh, I'm blind and ignorant,
To guide me in the narrow road
That leads to happiness and God.
my Hear, Jesus, hear my feeble moan, 4 My mind enlighten with thy light, And me as thine in mercy own.
That'I may understand aright
The glorious gospel-mystery,
Which shows the wayto heav'n and thee.
Who hast redeem'd me by thy blood;
« Be thou clean." That we may never parted be.
cious Lord : And find an open passage
We are all great sinners, before thee,
and That bids me go in peace.
To love thee much. 2 In my forlorn condition,
2 How merciful art thou, O God of Who else could give me aid ?
love! Where could I meet compassion,
How doth each needy soul thy comBut in the church's Head?
forts prove! In mercy, O receive me,
Who to thee can render due compenThou God, who hearest pray'r !
sation ? From ev'ry evil save me,
In heav'n and earth thy mercy and Dispel each needless fear.
compassion Unequall'd are !