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HYMN 244

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CHRIS-T'S INTERCESSION,

HEBREWS vii. 25

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A Dawn of hope my lowl.revives.)

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To plead his potent pray’r, 2 Dispel then, LORD, these shades of night,

My sullen doubts remove; O send a ray of heav'nly light, wie rés And lead me to thy lovę.

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LAW AND GOSP EIL

1 THE law commands and makes us

know What duties to our God we owe; But 'tis the gospel must reveal

Where lies our strength to do his will. 2 The law discovers guilt and sin,

And shews how vile our hearts have been;
Only the gospel can express
Forgiving love, and cleansing grace.

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HYMN 246.

THE SAINTS DELIVERANCE

AT DE A T H. RE v. xxi. 4.

HRIST's own soft hand shall wipe the

tears

From ev'ry weeping eye; And pains, and groans, and griefs, and

fears, And death itself shall die. 2 How long, dear Saviour, o how long,

Shall this bright hour delay ?
Fly swiftly round, ye wheels of time,

And bring the welcome day.

HYMN 247

THE SAIN T'S SAFETY IN GOD.

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He that has made his refuge Gop,

Shall find a most secure abode ; Shall walk all day beneath his shade,

And there at night shall rest his head. 2 Thrice happy man, thy maker's care

Shall keep thee from the fowler's snare ; Satan the fowler, who betrays Unguarded fouls a thousand ways.

3 What tho' a thousand at thy side,

At thy right hand a thousand dy'd,
Thy God his chosen people saves
Amongst the dead, amidst the graves,

HYMN 248.
THE HEART DEVOTED TO Gon.

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My God, my King, thy various praise

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Shall fill the reninant of my days ; Thy grace employ my humble tongue,

Till death and glory raise the song. 2 The wings of ev'ry hour shall bear

Some thankful tribute to thine ear;
And ey'ry setting fun shall see

New works of duty done for thee. 3 But who can speak thy wondrous deeds ?

Thy greatness all our thoughts exceeds ;
Vart and unsearchable thy ways,
Vast and immortal be thy praise.
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249 THE. EVERLASTING COVENANT.

2 S AM. xxiii, 5. 1 THY

Hy word, O God, supports my faith,

From thence iny hope doth 1pring; Founded alone on what God faith,

My soul, adore and fing.

2 Thy word is truth, thy promife fure,

Hence faith and hope abide : My foul in safety shall endure

Nought can from Christ divide.

HY M N 250. TO THE TRINITY.

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Less'd be the FATHER, and his love,

To whose celestial fource we owe
Rivers of endless joy above,

And rills of comfort here below. 2 Glory to thee, great Son of GOD,

From whose dear wounded body rolls A precious stream of vital blood,

Pardon and life for dying fouls. 3 We give thee, SACRED SPIRIT, praises

Who.in our hearts of fin and woe Mak'st living springs of grace arise,

And into endless glory flow.

H Y M N

251.

COMFORT FOR MOURNER S.

1 WHere are the mourners, fays the

LORD,
That wait and tremble at my word ?
That walk in darkness all the day?
Come make my name your trust and stay.

2. The fofteft couch that nature knows,

Can give the conscience no repose :
Look to my righteousness and live;'?
Comfort and peace are mine to give.

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LO
ORD, 'tis a pleasant thing to stand

In gardens planted by thy hand;
Let me within thy courts be seen,

Like a young cedar fresh and green.
2 There grow thy faints in faith and love,

Bleft with thy influence from above;
Time, that does all things elfe impair,

Still makes them flourish strong and fair. 3 Laden with fruits of age, they shew

The Lord is holy, juft and true :
None that attend his gates, shall find
A GOD unfaithful, or unkind.

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253

FREE GRACE. 1 WHY was I made to hear thy voice,

And enter while there's room; When thousands make a wretched choice

And rather starve than come ?

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