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CONVERSION.

HYMN 298, C. P. M.

The New Birth.

HYMN 299, L. M.

God, the Portion of the Soul.

298

mf ! A WAKED by Sinai's awful sound,

-ft My soul in bonds of guilt I found, p And knew not where to go:

mf One solemn truth, increased my pain,— > The sinner " must be born again,"

p Or sink to endless woe.

< 2 1 heard the law its thunders roll,
p "While guilt lay heavy on my soul,—

A vast oppressive load:
All creature aid I saw was vain;—
The sinner "must be born again,"
Or drink the wrath of God.

;; mf 3 The saints I heard with rapture tell—
How Jesus conquered death and hell,
To bring salvation near:
— Yet still I found this truth remain,—

; > The sinner "must be born again,"

I p Or sink in deep despair.

mp 4 But, while I thus in anguish lay,

The bleeding Saviour passed that way, I

My bondage to remove: *

The sinner, once by justice slain, j

; mf Now by his grace is born again, j

And sings redeeming love. J

299

\ off 1 T^AR from thy fold, O God! my feet

| -T Once moved in error's devious maze;

J Nor found religious duties sweet,

| Nor sought thy face, nor loved thy ways.

I 2 With tenderest voice, thou bad'st me flee

t The paths, which thou couldst ne'er approve;

| And gently drew my soul to thee,

i "With cords of sweet eternal love.

3 Now to thy footstool, Lord! I fly, p And low in self-abasement fall;

A vile, a helpless worm, am I,

< And thou, my God! art all in all.

— 4 Dearer—far dearer to my heart,

Than all the joys that earth can give;
From fame, from wealth, from friends I 'd part,
Beneath thy countenance to live.

*^Clf\ HYMN 300, 8s and 7s.

*J \J \J Taking up the Cross.

m 1 JESUS! I my cross have taken, tf All to leave, and follow thee; p. Naked, poor, despised, forsaken,

— Thou, from hence, my all shalt be;
Perish every fond ambition,—

All I've sought, or hoped, or known!
Yet how rich is my condition,—•
God and heaven are still my own!

2 Let the world despise and leave me;

They have left my Saviour, too;
Human hearts and looks deceive me:—

Thou art not, like them, untrue;
Oh! while thou dost smile upon me,

< God of wisdom, love and might!

mf Foes may hate, and friends disown me;—

< Show thy face, and all is bright.

— 3 Perish, earthly fame and treasure! > Oome, disaster, scorn, and pain!

— In thy service, pain is pleasure;

With thy favor, life is gain: mp Oh! ?t is not in grief to harm me,

While thy love is left to me; —• Oh! 'twere not in joy to charm me,

Were that joy unmixed with thee.

HYMN 301, 8s, 7s and 4.

The Surrender.

301

mf 1 TXTELOOME, welcome, dear Redeemer!
»* Welcome to this heart of mine;
Lord! I make a full surrender,
— Every power and thought be thine;

Thine entirely,—

Through eternal ages thine.

mf 2 Known to all to be thy mansion, Earth and hell will disappear; Or in vain attempt possession, When they find the Lord is near:— ■i; /" Shout, OZion!

Shout, ye saints! the Lord is here.

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m 1 BEOPLE of the living God!

-T I have sought the world around, mp Paths of sin and sorrow trod,

Peace and comfort no where found;

— Now to you my spirit turns,—
mp Turns, a fugitive unblest;

Brethren! where your altar burns,
Oh! receive me into rest.

< 2 Lonely, I no longer roam,

— Like the cloud, the wind, the wave;

< "Where you dwell shall be my home,

> Where you die shall be my grave:
mf Mine the God whom you adore,

Your Redeemer shall be mine;
Earth can fill my soul no more,—

> Every idol I resign.

303

HYMN 303, C. M.

Subdttcd by the Cross,

1 TN evil, long I took delight,
J- Unawed by shame or fear,
Till a new object struck my sight,

And stopped my wild career.

2 I saw one hanging on a tree,

In agonies and blood;
He fixed his languid eyes on me,
As near his cross I stood.

3 Oh! never, till my latest breath,

Shall I forget that look;
It seemed to charge me with his death,
Though not a word he spoke.

4 My conscience felt and owned the guilt,

It plunged me in despair;

I saw, my sins his blood had spilt,
'And helped to nail him there.

< 5 A second look he gave, that said,

— "I freely all forgive;
This blood is for thy ransom paid,—

I die that thou may'st live."

6 Thus, while his death my sin displays,
In all its blackest hue,— *

< Such is the mystery of grace,—

— It seals mj pardon too.

Oft A HYMN 304, 8s and 7s.

Ov/4Jb Redemption.

;: m 1 OWEET the moments, rich in blessing, ^ Which before the cross I spend! Life, and health, and peace possessing,

| > From the sinner's dying Friend.

— 2 Here I '11 sit, for ever viewing i \rrip Mercy streaming in his blood \t

Precious drops! my soul bedewing, \

Plead and claim my peace with God.

— 3 Here it is I find my heaven,
While upon the cross I gaze;

Love I much ?—I 've much forgiven,—
I 'm a miracle of grace. ,

4 Love and grief my heart dividing,
Gazing here I 'd spend my breath;

Constant still in faith abiding,—
Life deriving from his death.

5 Lord! in ceaseless contemplation,
Fix my heart and eyes on thine,

< Till I taste thy whole salvation,
mf Where, unveiled, thy. glories shine.

305

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HYMN 305, L. M.

Parting with carnal Joys.

I SEND the joys of earth away,—
Away, ye tempters of the mind!
False as the smooth, deceitful sea,
And empty as the whistling wind.

2 Your streams were floating me along,
Down to the gulf of black despair;

— And, while I listened to your song,

> Your streams had e'en conveyed nie there.

— 3 Lord! I adore thy matchless grace,

> That warned me of that dark abyss;

< That drew me from those treacherous seas,

— And hade me seek superior bliss.

mf 4 Now, to the shining realms above,

I stretch my hands, and glance mine eyes;

< Oh! for the pinions of a dove,
f To bear me to the upper skies.

5 There, from the bosom of my God,
Oceans of endless pleasure roll;
There would I fix my last abode,
And drown the sorrows of my soul.

q r\ n HYMN 306, S. H.

O \J O Rejoicing.

mf 1 \TOW let our voices join
li To raise a sacred song;
Ye pilgrims! in Jehovah's ways,
With music pass along.

| dol 2 See—flowers ofparadise,

In rich profusion, spring;

The sun of glory gilds the path,

And dear companions sing.

— 3 See—Salem's golden spires,

< In beauteous prospect, rise;

f And brighter crowns than mortals wear,

Which sparkle through the skies.

4 All honor to his name,

Who marks the shining way,-—
To him, who leads the pilgrims on
To realms of endless day.

HYMN 307, C. M.

Salvation welcomed.

307

mf 1 OALVATION! Oh! the joyful sound;
0 'T is pleasure to our ears;—
A sovereign balm for every wound,

A cordial for our fears. 1

p 2 Buried in sorrow and in sin,?

At hell's dark door we lay; j

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