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CHARACTERS OF CHRIST, 125,

3 His kingdom cannot fail,
The rules o'er earth and heav'n
The keys of death and hell
Are to our Jesus giv'n:
Lift up the heart, lift up the voice,
Rejoice aloud, ye saints, rejoice.
4 He all his foes shall quell,
Shall all our sins destroy ;
And every bosom swell
With pure seraphic joy:
Lift up the heart, lift up the voice,
Rejoice aloud, ye saints, rejoice.
5 Rejoice in glorious hope,
Jesus, the Judge, shall come,
And take his servants up
To their eternal home:
We soon shall hearth’ archangel's voice,
The trump of God shall sound, rejoice.

—eoeCHARACTERS OF CHRIST. IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER. -oHYMN 125. L. M. STEELE,

JAdvocate. 1 John ii. 1.

1 Wol. is my God?—does he retire

Beyond the reach of humble sighs?
Are these weak breathings of desire
Too languid to ascend the o

2 Look up, my soul, with cheerful eye,
See where the great Redeemer stands,
The glorious Advocate on high, -
With precious incense in his hands!

3 He sweetens every humble groan,
He recommends each broken prayer;
The softest call before his throne,
May rise, and find acceptance there.

4 Teach my weak heart, O gracious Lord
With stronger faith to call thee mine;
Bid me pronounce the blissful word,
My Father, God, with joy divine.

HYMN 126. 8, 7. NEwTex.
Friend. Prov. xviii. 24.

- 1 NE there is, above all others,

*- Well deserves the name of Friend; His is love, beyond a brother's, Costly, free, and knows no end.

2. Which of all our friends to save us, Could or would have shed his blood? But this Saviour dy'd to have us Reconcil'd in him to God.

3 When he liv'd on earth abased,
Friend of sinners was his name;
Now, above all glory raised,
He rejoices in the same.

4. Oh, for grace our hearts to soften Teach us, Lord, at length to love;

We, alas! forget too often,
What a Friend we have above.

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1 AJESTIC sweetness sits enthron’d
Upon the Saviour's brow;
His head with radiant glories crown'd,
His lips with grace o'erflow.
2 No mortal can with him compare
Among the sons of men;
Fairer is He than all the fair
Who fill the heavenly train.

3 He saw me plung'd in deep distress,
And flew to my relief;
For me He bore the shameful cross,
And carried all my grief.
4 Since from his bounty I receive
Such proofs of love divine,
Had I a thousand hearts to give,
Lord, they should all be thine.

HYMN 128. C. M. Cowper.

Fountain. Zach. xiii. 1.

1 HERE is a fountain fill'd with blood Drawn from Emmanuel's veins; And sinners, plung'd beneath that flood, Lose all their guilty stains. 103

2 The dying thief rejoic’d to see
That fountain in his day;
And there may I, as vile as he,
Wash all my sins away.
3 Dear dying Lamb,thy precious blood
Shall never lose its power,
Till all the ransom'd church of God
Be sav'd to sin no more.

4 E'er since, by faith, I saw the stream,
Thy flowing wounds supply,
Redeeming love has been my theme,
And shall be—till I die.

5 Then in a nobler, sweeter song,
I'll sing thy pow'r to save ;
When this poor, lisping, stamm'ring tongue
Lies silent in the grave.

HYMN 129. L. M. BREwer.

Hiding place. Isa. xxxii. 2.

I AIL, sov’reign love, that first began
The scheme to rescue fallen man :
Hail, matchless, free, eternal grace,
That gave my soul a hiding place. .

2 Against the God that rules the sky,
I fought with hands uplifted high;
Despis'd the offers of his grace,
Too proud to seek a hiding place.

3 Enwrap'd in dark Egyptian night, And fond of darkness more than light,

Madly I ran the sinful race,
Secure without a hiding place.

4 But thus the eternal counsel ran:
“Almighty love' arrest the man;”—
I felt the arrows of distress,
And found 1 had no hiding place.

5 Windictive justice stood in view;
To Sinai's fiery mount I flew ;
But justice cry’d with frowning face:
“This mountain is no hiding place.”

6 But lo! a heavenly voice I heard—
And mercy's angel soon appear'd ;
Who led me on a pleasing pace,
To Jesus Christ, my hiding place.

7 On him Almighty vengeance fell,
Which must have sunk a world to hell;
He bore it for his chosen race,
And now he is my hiding place.

HYMN 130. c. M. Newton.

I E who on earth as man was known,
And bore our sins and pains,
Now seated on th' eternal throne—
The God of glory reigns !
2 His righteousness to faith reveal’d,
Wrought out for guilty worms,
Affords a hiding place, and shield,
From enemies and storms.

3 When troubles, like a burning sun, Beat heavy on their head,

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