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2 Sinners on ev'ry side step in,
And wash away their pain and sin;
Still lie expiring at the pool. , 3 Thou cov'nant Angel, swift come down,
To-day Thine own appointments crown!
And give them now their sacred use! 4 Thou seest me lying at the pool;
I would, Thou know'st I would be whole :
Excellency of the Scriptures. i FATHER of mercies, in Thy Word
What endless glory shines ! For ever be Thy Name ador'd
For these celestial lines.
Exhaustless riches find;
And lasting as the mind.
3 Here, the fair tree of knowledge grows,
And yields a free repast ; Sublimer sweets than Nature knows
Invite the longing taste.
4 Here, the REDEEMER's welcome voice
Spreads heav'nly peace around; And life, and everlasting joys,
Attend the blissful sound.
5 O may these heav'nly pages be
My ever dear delight!
And still increasing light!
6 Divine Instructor, gracious LORD,
Be Thou for ever near;
And view my SAVIOUR there.
I PRECIOUS Bible! what a treasure
Does the Word of God afford ! All I want for life or pleasure,
Food and MED'CINE, SHIELD and SWORD: Let the world account me poor, Having this I need no more.
2 Food to which the world's a stranger,
Here my hungry soul enjoys;
Though it fills it never cloys:
3 When my faith is faint and sickly,
Or when Satan wounds my mind,
Healing MED'CinEs here I find:
4. In the hour of dark temptation
Satan cannot make me yield;
Is to me a mighty SHIELD:
5 Vain his threats to overcome me,
When I take the Spirit's sword;
Satan trembles at the Word :
6 Shall I envy then the miser,
Doating on his golden store? Sure I am, or should be wiser,
I am rich, 'tis he is poor: JESUS gives me in His Word, Food and MED'CINE, SHIELD and SWORD.
i GOD, in the Gospel of His Son,
Makes His eternal counsels known; 'Tis here His richest mercy shines, And truth is drawn in fairest lines.
2 Here sinners of an humble frame
May taste His grace, and learn His Name; 'Tis writ in characters of blood,
Severely just, immensely good.
His soul-attracting charms displays,
4 Wisdom it's dictates here imparts,
To form our minds, to cheer our hearts;
5 Qúr raging passions it controls,
And comfort yields to contrite souls ;
And guides us all our journey through. 6 May this blest volume ever lie,
Close to my heart, and near my eye, ,
Law and Gospel compared. 1 THE Law commands, and makes us know
What duties to our God we owe:
Where lies our strength to do His will. 2 The Law discovers guilt and sin,
And shows how vile our hearts have been; Only the Gospel can express
Forgiving love and cleansing grace.
Against the man that fails but once !
Pard'ning the guilt of num'rous years. 4 My soul, no more attempt to draw
Thy life and comfort from the Law;
Hymn. Gospel of Christ. Power of God unto Salration. 1 WHAT shall the dying sinner do
That seeks relief for all his woe?
Ease for the torment of the mind ?