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This sight removes all doubt and fear, 2 To love thee, Lord,-ah! this
With thy love my heart inspire,
There by faith for ever dwell;
Nothing but thy love to feel.
3 He bore the curse of all,
A spotless criminal:
Burden'd with our crimes and guilt, LAMB of God beloved,
Blacken'd with imputed sin, Once for sinners slain,
Man to save his blood he spilt, Thankful we remember,
Dy’d, to make the sinner clean. What thou didst sustain;
4 Join earth and beav'n to bless Nothing thee incited
The Lord our Righteousness; But unbounded grace,
Sinn'd we all, and dy'd in One; To bear condemnation
Just in One we all are made: In the sinners' place.
Christ the law fulfill'd alone, 2 This fills me with rapture,
Dy'd for all, for all obey'd. That thou bar'st my smart,
5 In him complete I shine, And thy dying figure
His death, his life is mine;
Fully am I justify'd;
Free from sin, and more than free, Didst for me atone, I myself surrender
Guiltless, since for me he dy'd, To thee, as thine own.
Righteous, since he liv'd for me! 3 In thy wounds, O Jesus !
6 Jesus! to thee I how, I have found true peace;
Approach thee humbly now. Thou in all distresses
O the depths of love divine ! Art my hiding-place;
Who thy wisdom's stores can tell? Unto thee I'll ever
Knowledge infinite is thine, Look with humble faith,
All thy ways unsearchable. And rejoice, and glory,
370. T. 206. In thy wounds and death.
FULL to my view,-In bloody hue, 4 I unworthy sinner
The Lamb of God Lie before thy throne;
Stretch'd out upon the wood, Tho'l scarce am able
With wounds and stripes and scarsa. To express, I own,
Appears, All my wants, dear Saviour,
The nails and spear. His body tear, Yet thou know'st them well; And open wide Now in me the counsel
The fountain in his side. Of thy love fulfil.
2 His matchless worth--None can set
forth, 369. T. 341.
Or duly praise
He bore most willingly-For me
Which caus'd his death,
Catch, my heart, the issuing blood ! He died to ransom us.
3 By his blood shed, -The Lamb hath
T, 159, paid My ransom price,
I'M overcome with humble shame,
And blushes fill my face,
And when my faith can trace
How Jesus paid my ransom price, And solid happiness.
gave himself a sacrifice :
My gracious Saviour, near to thee 4.His cries and pray’rs,–His bitter I ever wish to be.
tears, His bloody sweat,
2 'Tis then, with happy John, I view And all his torments great,
His body, mark'd with scars ; His stripes and ev'ry wound, Abound Like Mary, I his feet bedew With life and grace, Yea lasting bliss:
With floods of sinner-tears; From Golgotha
I'm struck with this most charming sight My soul would never stray.
The Lamb of God is my delight,
The glory of the Trinity
In him by faith I see.
Healing wounds, and bitter death, Here would I ever stay,
With Jesus night and day:
373. For thy cross
-whereby for us WHAT praise unto the Lamb is due !
When we his boundless love review,
And see him in his blood expire!
Who can describe how much he lov'd, Which hath brought us nigh to God.
Or paint that strong and fervent zeal, 3 What can we now give to thee, With which his tender heart was mov'd, For thy unexampled love!
When he sustain'd the pangs of hell!
2 While others make the law their aim, All that's good in us, we own,
Thence count their gain, thence Is not ours, but thine alone ;
mourn their loss, Unto us belongeth shame;
We'll know, and seek no other name But all glory to thy name.
Than Jesus bleeding on the cross; 4 Thro' thy grace,-may we always Jesus, the mourning sinner's feast, Put our trust in thee by faith,
The true believer's only Good ; And rely-eternally
He longs to give, we long to taste
Ourmeatand drink his flesh and blood.
Thy bleeding wounds within
my And shall thee for evermore,
And make thy dying love my law, 'Midst the ransom'd hosts adore.' Till sin is wholly dispossest:
By grace alone we wish to live, 12 O may I humbly onward move,
Nor from the law seek ease again; While dying here I stay,
377.* T. 68. SWEET the moments, rich in blessing, BE
thy wounds and cross Which before the cross I spend, Ever new to us! Life and health and peace possessing From thy suff'ring scenes and merit
From the sinner's dying Friend. Nothing e'er divert our spirit; 2 Here I'll sit for ever viewing With thy blood bedew
Mercy's streams, in streams of blood; All we think or do.
Low before his cross to lie; Time's numberless dimensions, While I see divine compassion In spirit I have trac'd :
Floating in his languid eye. But nothing hath so struck me, 4 Here it is I find
heaven, As when God's Spirit took me While upon the cross I gaze ; To GolgothA:0! God be prais’d! Love I much? I've more forgiven, I'm a miracle of
T. 228. $ Love and grief my heart dividing, SING Hallelujah, honor, praise ; With my tears his feet I'll bathe;
Your grateful lauds to Jesus raise, Constant still in faith abiding, O favor'd congregation !
Life deriving from his death. For he became a sacrifice, 6 May I still enjoy this feeling, And paid in blood our ransom price, In all need to Jesus go;
Procuring our salvation. Prove his wounds
each day more healing, Holy-happy
With our Saviour,
Blessed be his name for ever!
And all his suff'rings trace, And not sink down with humble shame, THANKS be to thee thou slaughter'd
And give him thanks and praise ! Lamb! 2 This, Lord, I do with many tears, For thy eternal love and favor;
And own with wonder fill'd, We, sinful worms, with humble shame Thy stripes&shame, thy griefs&pray’rs, Acknowledge thee our only Saviour;
Made me thy pardon'd child. For us thy soul was sore dismay'd, 3 Still be thy wounds to me more dear,
For us thy body was tormented, More precious ev'ry day;
For us thou bowd'st thy sacred head, Till I at thy pierc'd feet appear,
Thus, by thy death, death's power
ended : Dress'd in thy bright array:
Now fix our hearts and eyes 376.* T. 14 .
On this thy sacrifice; Ti'impression of whatChristmy Friend Q that we may forget it never !
Hath done for worthless me, But be it always clear, When he his life and blood did spend, God did in Christ appear, Attend me constantly.
From judgment us to free for ever.
XXI. Of the Love of JESUS.
382*. THOU Source of love, thcu sinners' WHOM dear Redeemer, dost thou Friend,
love? Thy mercy who can comprehend ?
What doth thy highest pleasure prove ? Who ever can presunie to say, Whom dost thou favor,cheer, and bless, Helov'd, ere thou badst shown the way! And call to endless happiness? Thou, who hast lov'd us from eternity, Thou who art hoty, great, unchangeable, Doth raise within us genuine love to the mighty God, yet our Immanuel! thee.
2 Theanswer humble thanks doth claim, 2 Such unexampled, boundless grace and fills our souls with conscious Doth fill our souls with deep amaze, shame: ThatGod, who earth and heaven made, - I love thee, sinner, come to me, Should be in human flesh array'd, I will receive thee graciously; Thereby to save lost man from death Tho' thou be sinful, ready to despair, and hell
Thou shalt my pardon, help and glory Whodid so basely’gainst his Lord rebel!
share." 3 Thy love, which always is the same, 3 What wonder in the soul takes place, Can ev'n the coldest hearts inflame,
When we survey thy boundless grace! Yea, they must feel a kindling ray,
To know our own depraved heart, Dissolve in tears and melt away;
And thy great name, and what thou art, Thy mercy,Lord, issuch an endless
store, And yet to find thee still so gracious Man's reason here must silently adore.
prove; 4 However weak and helpless we,
This makes us sink abas'd with shame However pow'rful sin may be,
and love. Thou art our Strength in ev'ry case ; 4 We all know who, and what we are, Thro' thy support and aiding grace And all with one consent declare, We firmly trust that we shall con. That we no good in us could find qu'rors prove,
To move thee, Lord, to be so kind : Since thou dost give us vict'ry from Yet many here with inward rapture feel above.
Thy Spirit's unction, and assuring seal. 5 Lo, we fall down with filial fear,
5 O ground us deeper still in thee, Conscious that thou art present here; And let us thy true follwers be; We humbly laud thy saving name, And when of thee we testify, We sink, abas'd with humble shame, Fill thou our souls with heav'nly joy: Almighty God, before thy glorious Maythy blest Spiritall oursouls inspire, "throne;
And set each cold and lifeless heart on And thee ouronly Lord and Saviourown.
fire. 6 Reach out thy sceptre, King of love, 6 Our souls and bodies, Lord, prepare, Let us thy royal favor prove, That we rich fruit for thee
bear; Who, conscious of our indigence,
Grant we may
live unto thy praise, Approach thy throne with confidence; And serve thy cause with faithfulness ; O teach our lips to praise, our hearts
. Since grace and truth is our hearts'
wish and aim, Oureyes with grateful tears to overflow. O glorify in us thy saving name.
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2 Weak, helpless babes,'lis true weare,
Poor sinners, but from guilt mąde clear;
In want, in pain, in shame,hast shown; Which did for all our sins atone,
Didst by thy. precious blood, atone: From thence the quick’ning pow's
3 And now we nothing can reply, 2 0 that my heart, which open stands, But humbly at thy feet we lie, May'catch each drop, that toitring
Astonish'd at thy grace, pain,
That vile and wretched as we are,
Thy feet, thy head, thy ev'ry vein: To thee is due eternal praise.
sighs 4 When we thy boundless love survey,
Our eyes with tears o'erflow,
' And lowly mind into my breast : And him to follow here below.
To that blest company
Of ransom'd souls, who are in faith My Wine to cheer, my Bread to stay, United, grounded on thy death, My strength, my shield, my safe Abode,
Why didst thou fix thy choice on me? Mý Robe before the throne of God!
2 When I to thee for succor cry'd, 5 From all eternity with love
Thý bounty all my wants supply'd; .
I brought to thee a heart
A spark of love divine t'admit;
But now 'tis kindled by thy smart.
3 Tho’I to mercy had no right,
In weakness be thy love my pow'r ; Like Magd'len at thy feet;
In thee have found trụe peace and rest,
Yea happiness, and joy complete. And save me, who for me hast dy'd.
T. 580. THE Lord my Shepherd is and Guide,
th' accursed cross, For all my wants he will provide,
On whom we firmly trust by faith. The word of his salvation.