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2 The dying thief rejoic'd to see
That fountain in his day:
Shall never lose its power,
Be sav’d to sin no more.
Thy flowing wounds supply,
And shall be till I die.
I'll sing thy power to save,
Lies silent in the grave.
(Unworthy though I be)
A golden harp for me!
years, And form’d by power divine, To sound in God the Father's ears,
No other name but thine.
194. L.M.- The evil Conscience purified by the Blood of Jesus.
Heb. ix. 13, 14. 1 BLEST be the Lamb whose blood was spilt,
To sprinkle conscience from its guilt,
And purchase grace for future years. 2 Cleans'd by this all-atoning blood,
We join in free access to God,
3 Rouse thee, my soul, to serve him still,
With cordial love, with active zeal;
Who made his life the price of thine. 4 Blest Jesus, introduc'd by thee,
The Father's smiling face I see;
These grateful services are done.
grows my joy, dear Lord, to be Thus more and more in debt to thee.
L.M.- Justification. 1 JESUS, thy blood and righteousness
My beauty are, my glorious dress: 'Midst flaming worlds in these array'd,
With joy shali I lift up my head. 2 Bold shall I stand in that great day;
For who aught to my charge shall lay? Fully absolv'd through these I am,
From sin and fear, from guilt and shame. 3 When from the dust of death I rise,
To claim my mansion in the skies,
196. L.M.-Justification and Perseverance. Rom. viii. 33. 1 SAY, who shall God's elect condemn?
'Tis Christ who for their ransom died'; Rising, he intercedes for them,
And they in him are justified. 2 Not tribulation, nakedness,
The famine, peril, or the sword, Nor persecution or distress
Shall separate from Christ the Lord. .
3 Nor life nor death, nor depth nor height, Nor
powers below, nor powers above, Nor present things, nor things to come,
Can change his purposes of love.
His faithfulness shall still endure;
And doth our God look down
To perish at his frown?
In such a way to save,
May one joint triumph have?
And at his feet they fall;
And he receives them all.
The pleasant land they share;
Till crown'd with glory there.
Our heaven begun we feel,
198. S.M.-Christians begotten to God as the first-fruits of his creatures.
James i. 18.
Whence all our comforts spring,
Their cheerful praises bring.
2 His will first made the choice;
His word the change hath wrought;
Nor be the name forgot.
Which thy own children see,
As the first-fruits to thee. 4 Sacred to thee alone,
Be all these powers of mine,
Disdain a Father's name.
How tender and how dear!
Could so delight the ear.
On mine expanding heart,
I share a filial part.
Unwavering I believe:
200. S.M.-God bringing his people into the covenant under the rod. 1 HOW gracious and how wise
Is our chastising God!
Which blossom from his rod!
Ezek xx. 37.
2 He lifts it up on high
With pity in his heart,
May grace and peace impart. 3 Instructed thus they bow,
And own his sovereign sway;
To his forsaken way.
And seek the happy bands,
To honour his commands. 5 Dear Father, we consent
To discipline divine,
Still more completely thine.
Thy gracious covenant, O Lord!
I think upon it all the day.
The strength of youth, the bloom of health!
Thine everlasting word bestows! 3 Long unafflicted, undismay'd,
In pleasure's path secure 1 stray'd;
And straight I turn’d unto my God. 4 What though it pierc'd my fainting heart,
I bless thine hand that caus'd the smart;