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He subdued th' infernal powers :-
I have a rich, almighty friend; Jesus, the Saviour, is his name, He freely loves, and without end. He ransomed me from hell with blood, And by his power my foes controlled ; He found me wand'ring far from God, And called me to his blessed fold. He cheers my heart, my wants supplies, And
says that I shall shortly be Enthroned with him above the skies; O! what a friend is Christ to me!
114. 8's & 7's. ONE there is above all others,
Well deserves the name of friend ; His is friendship past a brother's,
His is love that knows no end. Not another friend to save us,
Would have come and shed his blood : Jesus lived and died to have us
Reconciled by him to God.
While on earth he lived in meekness,
He was named the “Sinner's Friend :" Now enthroned, he knows our weakness,
Learns our wants, supplies to send. Here our souls on him reposing,
Still he keeps in perfect peace; With salvation-walls enclosing, Till we see him face to face. 115.
C. M. INCESSANT love of fallen man,
Inspired the Saviour's breast;
His kindness was expressed.
To give the mourner joy,
Was his divine employ.
A friend and servant found;
And healed each bleeding wound.
Patient and meek he stood;
He labored for their good!
Before his Father's throne,
“Thy will, not mine, be done !”
Be Christ my pattern and my guide,
His image may I bear!
116. 8's & 7's,
Streams of living waters flow : God has opened there a fountain,
To supply the plains below: Through ten thousand channels flowing,
Streams of mercy find their way; Life, and health, and joy bestowing,
Making all around look gay.
All-enriching as it goes;
Buds and blossoms as the rose :
Yield their fruit to all around;
Pleasures rise, and hopes abound.
FORGIVENESS OF SINS AND ADOPTION.
L. M. FORGIVENESS! 'tis the joyful sound,
To this once guilty soul of mine ; 'Tis Jesus' grace that thus abounds, Outmeasuring, covering, all my sin.
For this stupendous love of heaven,
On Jewish altars slain,
Or wash away the stain.
Bare all our sins away;
And richer blood than they.
Beheld, believed, obeyed;
And his good Spirit's aid.
On that dear head of thine;
Confessing daily sin.
Who does all sins reinove;
Adore redeeming love.
119. 8's & 7's. PRIÉST and Victim, Lord's Anointed,
All our sins on thee were laid ; As in love divine appointed,
Thou hast full atonement made. Now that thou hast opened heaven,
Peace for man hast made with God; We have all our sins forgiven,
Through thy name, thy cross, thy blood. While we're following, praising, pleading, Thou our mansions dost
prepare; Ever for us interceding,
Till around thee we appear.
Thou art worthy to receive:
How sure thy word! how rich thy grace! From heaven, thy dwelling-place above, Flow down to us thy gifts of love. As high as thou, above our head, The starry firmament hast spread; So far exceeds thy wondrous grace, Our highest thoughts, our utmost praise. As distant as thy wisdom placed, The rising morning from the west; So far thou dost our sins remove, With all a father's pitying love.