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3 The guilt of twice ten thousand sins

One moment takes away;
And grace, when first the war begins,

Secures the crowning day.
4 Comfort through all this vale of tears,

In rich profusion flows;
And glory of unnumber'd years

Eternity bestows.
5 Drawn by such cords we onward move,

Till round thy throne we meet;
And, captives in the chains of love,

Embrace our conqueror's feet.

L.M.-Growing in Grace. 2 Peter iii. 18.
I PRAISE to thy name, eternal God,

For all the grace thou shed'st abroad;
For all thine influence from above,

To warm our souls with sacred love. 2 Blest be thy hand, which from the skies,

Brought down this plant of paradise,
And gave its heavenly glories birth,

To deck this wilderness of earth.
3 But why does that celestial flower

Open, and thrive, and shine no more?
Where are its balmy odours fled;

And why reclines its beauteous head? 4 Too plain, alas! the languor shows

The' unkindly soil in which it grows:
Where the black frosts and beating storm

Wither and rend its tender form.
5 Unchanging sun, thy beams display

To drive the frosts and storms away,
Make all thy potent virtues known
To cheer a plant so much thy own.

6 And thou blest Spirit, deign to blow

Fresh gales of heaven on shrubs below;
So shall they grow, and breathe abroad
A fragrance grateful to our God.

L.M.— The heavenly inheritance made known by the Spirit.

Eph. i. 18.
1 COME, thou celestial Spirit, come,

And call my roving passions home;
To mine enlighten'd eyes display

The heritage of heavenly day.
2 My God, that heritage is thine;

How rich, how glorious, how divine!
How far above all mortal things,

The little pride of courts and kings! 3 Of endless joy the unbounded store,

Why is its lustre known no more?
Away, ye mists of envious night,

Thať veil salvation from my sight!
4 Shine forth, Almighty Saviour, shine;

Shew the bright world, and shew it mine;
Then paradise on earth shall spring,
And mortal worms like angels sing.


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;
Through thee we are, to thee we tend,
Our sure support, our glorious end.

2 We praise that wise mysterious grace,

That pitied our revolted race,
And Jesus, our victorious head,

The Captain of Salvation made. 3 He, thine eternal love decreed,

Should many sons to glory lead;
And sinful worms to him are given,

A colony to people heaven.
4 Jesus for us, (O gracious name!)

Encounters agony and shame:
Jesus, the glorious and the great,

Was by dire sufferings made complete. 5 A scene of wonders here we see,

Worthy thy Son, and worthy thee:
And while this theme employs our tongues,
All heaven unites its sweetest songs.

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?
Where shall the guilty conscience find.

Ease for the torment of the mind?
2 How shall we get our crimes forgiven,

Or form our natures fit for heaven?
Can souls all o'er defil'd with sin,

Make their own powers and passions clean? 3 In vain we search, in vain we try,

Till Jesus brings his gospel nigh;
'Tis there such power and glory dwell

As saves rebellious souls from hell. 4 This is the pillar of our hope

That bears our fainting spirits up:
We read the grace, we trust the word,

And find salvation in the Lord.
5 Let men or angels dig the mines

Where nature's golden treasure shines;
Brought near the doctrine of the cross

All nature's gold appears but dross.
6 Should vile blasphemers with disdain

Pronounce the truths of Jesus vain,
I'll meet the scandal and the shame,
And sing and triumph in his name.

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.
2 Pardon and peace to dying men,

And endless life are given,
And the rich blood that Jesus shed,

To raise the soul to heaven.
3 Ye hungry poor, that long have stray'd

In sin's dark mazes, come;
Come from the hedges and highways,

And grace shall find you room. 4 Millions of souls in glory now

Were fed and feasted here;
And millions more, still on the way,

Around the board appear.
5 Yet is his house and heart so large,

That millions more may come,
Nor could the wide assembling world

O'er-fill the spacious room.
6 All things are ready; come away,

Nor weak excuses frame;
Crowd to your places at the feast,

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,
Let every soul with transport hear,

And hail the Lord's accepted year.
2 Ye debtors, whom he gives to know,

That you ten thousand talents owe,
When humbled at his feet ye fall,
Your gracious Lord forgives them all.

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