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Believe, and all your sins' forgiven;
Only believe, and yours is heaven.
Portugal.] HYMN 198. L. M.
l, DAM descended from above 1
Saviour and head of all mankind :
The covenant of redeeming love,
In thee let every sinner find.
2 Our Surety, thou alone hast paid
The debt we to thy Father ow'd :
For the whole world atonement made,
And seal'd the pardon with thy blood.
3 Thee, the Paternal Grace Divine,
A universal blessing gave ;
A Light, in every heart to shine;
A Saviour, every soul to save.
A Light of the Gentile world appear,
Command the blind thy rays to see :
Our darkness chase, our sorrows cheer,
And set the plaintive prisoner free.
5 Me, me, who still in darkness sit,
Shut up in sin and unbelief;
Deliver from this gloomy pit,
This dungeon of despairing grief.
§ Open mine eyes the Lamb to know,
Who bears the general sin away :
And to my ransom'd spirit show,
The glories of eternal day.
Luthers.] HYMN 199. 6 lines 8's.
| OULD Jesus have the sinner die 2 Why hangs he then on yonder tree : What means that strange expiring cry! (Sinners, he prays for you and me ;)
“Forgive them, Father, O forgive, They know not that by me they live!” 2 Jesus descended from above, Our loss of Eden to retrieve ; Great God of universal love, If all the world through thee may live, In us a quick’ning Spirit be, And witness thou hast died for me. 3 Thou loving, all-atoning Lamb, Thee by thy painful agony, Thy bloody sweat, thy grief and shame. Thy cross and passion on the tree, Thy precious death and life—I pray Take all, take all my sins away. O let me kiss thy bleeding feet, And bathe and wash them with my tears : The story of thy love repeat In ev'ry drooping sinner's ears; That all may hear the quick’ning sound: Since I, even I have mercy found.
O let thy love my heart constrain,
Thy love for every sinner free,
That every fallen son of man,
May taste the grace that found out me;
That all mankind with me may prove,
Thy sov’reign, everlasting love.
1 G% of unexampled grace,
Redeemer of mankind,
Matter of eternal praise
We in thy passion find;
Still our choisest strains we bring,
Still the joyful theme pursue,
Thee the friend of sinners sing,
Whose love is ever new,
2 Endless scenes of wonder rise,
With that mysterious tree,
Crucified before our eyes,
Where we our Maker see:
Jesus, Lord, what hast thou done *
Publish we the death divine,
Stop, and gaze, and fall, and own
Was never love like thine !
3 Never love nor sorrow was
Like that my Jesus show'd ;
See him stretch'd on yonder cross
And crush’d beneath our load
Now discern the Deity, -
Now his heavenly birth declare:
Faith cries out, “’Tis He, ’tis He,
My God that suffers there!”
1 Fo how wide thy glories shine!
How high thy wonders rise!
Known through the earth by thousand signs,
By thousands through the skies:
Those mighty orbs proclaim thy power:
Their motions speak thy skill:
And on the wings of every hour
We read thy patience still.
2 Part of thy name divinely-stands,
On all thy creatures writ,
They show the labour of thy hands,
Qr impress of thy feet;
But when we view thy strange design
To save rebellious worms,
Where vengeance and compassion join
In their divinest forms :
Here the whole Deity is known,
Nor dares a creature guess
Which of the glories brightest shone,
The justice or the grace;
Now the full glories of the Lamb
Adorn the heavenly plains:
Bright seraphs learn Immanuel's name.
And try their choicest strains.
O may I bear some humble part
In that immortal song!
Wonder and joy shall tune my heart,
And love command my tongue.
To Father, Son, and Holy Ghost,
Who sweetly all agree
'Po save a world of sinners lost,
Eternal glory be.
Who Israel out of Egypt came,
And left the proud oppressor's land,
Supported by the great I AM,
Safe in the hollow of his hand!
The Lord in Israel reign'd alone,
And Judah was his favourite throne,
The sea beheld his power and fled,
Disparted by the wondrous rod;
Jordan ran backward to its head,
And Sinai felt the incumbent God;
The mountains skipt like frighten’d rams,
The hills leapt after them as lambs;
What ail'd thee, O thou trembling sea?
What horror turn'd the river back?
Was nature's God displeas'd with thee! And why should hills or mountains shake * Ye mountains huge, that skipt like rams ? Ye hills, that leapt as frighten’d lambs' 4 Earth, tremble on, with all thy sons, In presence of thy awful Lord! Whose power inverted nature owns, Her only law his sovereign word: He shakes the centre with his rod, And heaven bows down to Jacob’s God. 5 Creation, varied by his hand, Th' omnipotent Jehovah knows! The sea is turn’d to solid land, The rock into a fountain flows: And all things, as they change, proclaim The Lord eternally the same.
Arlington.] HYMN 208. C. M.
1 TERNAL Wisdom: Thee we praise,
Thee the creation sings;
With thy lov’d name, rocks, hills, and seas,
And heaven's high palace rings.
T hand, how wide it spreads the sky,
ow glorious to behold!
Ting'd with a blue of heavenly die,
And starr'd with sparkling gold.
There thou hast bid the globes of light
Their endless circuits run :
There the pale planets rule the night;
The day obeys the sun.
If down I turn my wond'ring eyes
On clouds and storms below;
Those under-regions of the skies
Thy numerous glories show.
The noisy winds stand ready there.
Thy orders to obey,