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O how shall words with equal warmth
The gratitude declare,
Praise to the Redeemer. BRIGHTNESS of the Father's glory,
Shall thy praise unutter'd lie?
Sing the Lord who came to die :
Did the shepherds learn their lays ? Shame would cover me ungrateful,
Should my tongue refuse to praise. From the highest throne in glory,
To the cross of deepest woe; All to ransom guilty captives !
Flow my praise, for ever flow ! Go, return, Almighty Saviour,
Leave thy footstool, take thy throne; Thence return and reign for ever,
Be the kingdom all thine own!
HYMN LXVI. Heavenly wisdom. Prov. viii. 10, 11, &c. O HAPPY is the man who hears
Instruction's warning voice; And who celestial wisdom makes
His early, only choice.
For she bas treasures greater far,
Than east or west unfold; And her reward is more secure
Than is the gain of gold.
A length of happy years ;
And honour bright appears.
In pleasure's path to tread; A crown of glory she bestows
Upon the hoary head.
So her rewards increase ;
And all her paths are peace.
Invitation to praise. AWAKE and sing the song
Of Moses and the Lamb;
To praise the Saviour's name,
Sing of his rising pow'r;
For those whose sins he bore..
Sing, till we feel our hearts
Ascending with our tongues; '
And grace inspires our songs.
Ye ransom'd sinners sing;
In Christ th' eternal King.
Ye blessed children, come hilluna
To take bis wand'rers home.
To the wonders of that day!
Come to judgment !
He who bore the cross below;
He appears in glory now :
He appat his glory. shall bow.
Every knee to him shall bow.
See the nations all assembling,
Stand before the Saviour's throne; Thousands at his presence trembling,
Hope extinguish'd, pleasures gone : • Calling, seeking,
For relief, and finding none.
And on earth his name confess'd,
Sweet their portion !
Man honored above angels. NOW let us join with hearts and tongues, And emulate the angels' songs; Yea, sinners may address their King In songs that angels cannot sing. They praise the Lamb who once was slain; But we can add a higher strain; Not only say, “ He suffer'd thus, 66 But that he suffer'd all for us." When angels by transgression fell, Justice consign'd them all to hell; But mercy form'd a wondrous plan, To save and honour fallen man.
Jesus, who pass'd the angels by,'. Assum'd our flesh to bleed and die; And still he makes it his abode ; As man he fills the throne of God. Our next of kin, our brother now, Is he to whom the angels bow; They join with us to praise his name, But we the nearest int’rest claim. But, ah! how faint our praises rise ! Sure, 'tis the wonder of the skies, That we, who share his richest love, So cold and unconcern'd should prove.. O glorious hour, it comes with speed ! When we, from sin and darkness freed, Shall see the God who died for man, And praise him more than angels can.
· The name of Jesus.'
In a believer's ear!
And drives away his fear.
And calms the troubled breast; 'Tis manna to the hungry soul,
And to the weary rest.