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3 The guilt of twice ten thousand sins
One moment takes away;
Secures the crowning day.
In rich profusion flows;
Till round thy throne we meet;
Embrace our conqueror's feet.
For all the grace thou shed'st abroad;
To warm our souls with sacred love. 2 Blest be thy hand, which from the skies,
Brought down this plant of paradise,
To deck this wilderness of earth.
Open, and thrive, and shine no more?
And why reclines its beauteous head? 4 Too plain, alas! the languor shows
The' unkindly soil in which it grows:
Wither and rend its tender form.
To drive the frosts and storms away,
6 And thou blest Spirit, deign to blow
Fresh gales of heaven on shrubs below;
Eph. i. 18.
And call my roving passions home;
The heritage of heavenly day.
How rich, how glorious, how divine!
The little pride of courts and kings! 3 Of endless joy the unbounded store,
Why is its lustre known no more?
Thať veil salvation from my sight!
Shew the bright world, and shew it mine;
THE BLESSINGS OF THE GOSPEL.ADDRESSES TO SINNERS. THE VANITY OF THE WORLD.
147. L.M.- The Christian Scheme of Salvation worthy of God. Heb. ii. 10. 1 IMMORTAL God, on thee we call,
The great Original of all;
2 We praise that wise mysterious grace,
That pitied our revolted race,
The Captain of Salvation made. 3 He, thine eternal love decreed,
Should many sons to glory lead;
A colony to people heaven.
Encounters agony and shame:
Was by dire sufferings made complete. 5 A scene of wonders here we see,
Worthy thy Son, and worthy thee:
148. P.M.— The grand Scheme of the Gospel. Eph. i. 9-11. 1 WE sing the deep mysterious plan, Which God devis'd ere time began,
At length disclos'd in all its light: We bless the wondrous birth of love, Which beams around us from above,
With grace so free, and hope so bright. 2 Here has the wise Eternal Mind, In Christ their common head, conjoin'd
Gentiles and Jews, and earth and heaven: Through him from the great Father's throne, Rivers of bliss come rolling down,
And endless peace and life are given. 3 No more the awful cherubs guard The tree of life with flaming sword,
To drive afar man's trembling race; At Salem's pearly gates they stand, And smiling wait (a friendly band!) To welcome strangers to the place.
4 While we expect that glorious sight, Love shall our hearts with theirs unite,
And ardent hopes our bosoms raise: From earth's dark vale, and tongues of clay, To these resplendent realms of day,
We'll try to send the sounding praise.
149. L.M.- The Gospel the Power of God to Salvation. Rom. i. 16. 1 WHAT shall the dying sinner do,
That seeks relief for all his wo?
Ease for the torment of the mind?
Or form our natures fit for heaven?
Make their own powers and passions clean? 3 In vain we search, in vain we try,
Till Jesus brings his gospel nigh;
As saves rebellious souls from hell. 4 This is the pillar of our hope
That bears our fainting spirits up:
And find salvation in the Lord.
Where nature's golden treasure shines;
All nature's gold appears but dross.
Pronounce the truths of Jesus vain,
150. C.M.-Room at the Gospel Feast. Luke xiv. 22. 1 THE King of heaven his table spreads,
And dainties crown the board; Not paradise with all its joys
Could such delight afford.
And endless life are given,
To raise the soul to heaven.
In sin's dark mazes, come;
And grace shall find you room. 4 Millions of souls in glory now
Were fed and feasted here;
Around the board appear.
That millions more may come,
O'er-fill the spacious room.
Nor weak excuses frame;
And bless the Founder's name.
151. L.M.— The Gospel Jubilee. Ps. Ixxxix. 15. Levit. xxv. Isa. Ixi. 2. 1 LOUD let the tuneful trumpet sound,
And spread the joyful tidings round,
And hail the Lord's accepted year.
That you ten thousand talents owe,