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(L. M. FEVERSHAM.) Praise for the incarnation and sufferings of Christ. 1 SWEETER sounds than music knows
Charm me in Emmanuel's name:
To his birth, and cross, and shame. 2 When He came, the angels sung,
“Glory be to God on high !”
Who should louder sing than I? 3 Did the Lord a man become,
That He might the law fulfil,
And canst thou, my tongue, be still ? 4 No; I must my praises bring,
Though they worthless are, and weak:
Sure the very stones would speak.* 5 O my Saviour-Shield and Sun
* Luke xix. 40.
Jesus Christ the true God.
My praises reach his high abode :
The Great Supreme, Almighty God. 2 Without beginning, or decline,
Object of faith, and not of sense;
He shines eternal ages hence.
Almighty ruler of the sky,
Fill'd all the morning stars with joy. 4 Of all the crowns Jehovah bears,
Salvation is his dearest claim;
And owns Emmanuel for his name. 5 A cheerful confidence I feel ;
My well-placed hopes with joy I see ;
To worship Him who died for me. 6 As Man, He pities my complaint;
His power and mercy are divine;
(L. M. MARTIN'S LANE.) Man reconciled to God through the blood of Christ. 1 JESUS! whose blood so freely stream'd,
To satisfy the law's demand,
By Thee from guilt and wrath redeemid,
Before the Father's face I stand. 2 No part remains of all the curse,
For wretches who deserve the whole;
The guilty, but returning soul. 3 Peace by such means so dearly bought,
What rebel could have hoped to see?
His Sovereign fasten’d to the tree ! 4 Now, Lord ! thy feeble worm prepare;
For strife with earth and hell begins ;
They hate the soul that hates her sins. 5 Though they in horrid league agree,
Though they assault, and much distress,
(P. M. PORTSMOUTH.)
Not only had a view
But learn'd the Gospel too:
And blood-besprinkled Door, *
* Ex. xii. 13.
Would teach the need of other blood
His perfect innocence,
Should be the soul's defence:
The people's trespass bore,
Was to be seen no more :
The living bird went free;
Express’d the sinner's plea,
The same in every age,
Lovest thou me? John xxi, 16. 1 Hark! my soul ! it is the Lord;
"Tis thy Saviour, hear his word: * Lev. xii. 6. † Lev. xvi. 21. Lev. xiv. 51–53.
Jesus speaks, and speaks to thee;
“Say, poor sinner, lovest thou Me? 2 “I deliver'd thee when bound,
6 And when wounded heal'd thy wound; “ Found the wanderiny, set thee right,
“ Turn'd thy darkness into light. 4 “Can a woman's tender care
6 Cease towards the child she bare ?
6. Yet will I remember thee. *
Deeper that the depths beneath,
6 When the work of grace is done ;
“Say, poor sinner, lovest thou Me?" 6 Lord ! it is my chief complaint
That my love is weak and faint;
(S. M. BATH.) Christ a light to them that are in darkness. Luke i. 79. 1 My former hopes are fled;
My terror now begins;
* Isa. xlix. 15.