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202. L. M. Epis. Coll.
And penetrates the inmost sky. 2 Things absent it can set in view,
And bring far distant prospects home;
And long foresee the things to come. 3 With strong persuasion, from afar,
The heavenly region it surveys, Embraces all the blessings there,
And here enjoys the promises. 4 By faith a steady course we steer,
Through ruffling storms, and swelling seas; O'ercome the world, keep down our fear,
And still possess our souls in peace. 5 By faith, we pass the vale of tears
Safe and serene, though oft distress'd:
203. S. M. Beddome. Faith, its Author and Preciousness. Eph. ii. 8. F is
VAITH 'tis a precious grace, It boasts of a celestial birth,
And is the gift of God. 2 Jesus it owns a King,
An all-atoning Priest :
But looks for all in Christ. 3 To him it leads the soul,
When fill'd with deep distress; Flies to the fountain of his blood,
And trusts his righteousness.
4 Since 'tis thy work alone,
And that divinely free;
To work this faith in me!
204. C. M. Watts.
Where love inspires the breast:
And strengthens all the rest.
And all in vain our fear,
If love be absent there.
In swift obedience move,
But Satan cannot love.
When faith and hope shall cease,
In the sweet realms of bliss.
Or leave this dark abode,
To see our smiling God.
205. L. M. Watts. Love and Hatred. Phil. ii. 2. Eph. iv. 30–32.
by the bowels of my
By his last groans, his dying blood,
I charge my soul to love the saints.
Through all our lives let mercy run;
206. 7's.' Rippon's Selection.
A Prayer for Humility.
Poor in spirit, meek in heart,
Rooted in humility.
Chang'd into a little child;
Wean'd from all the world besides. 3 Father, fix my soul on thee;
Every evil let me flee;
Happy in thy precious love. 4 O, that all may seek and find
Every good in Jesus join'd!
207. C. M. Watts.
Humility and Submission.
there ambition in my heart?
Search, gracious God, and see ;
Lord, I appeal to thee! 2 I charge my thoughts, be humble still,
And all my carriage mild,
And quiet as a child.
Shall have a large reward :
208. S. M. Doddridge. Salvation by Grace. Eph. ii. 5. Harinonious to the ear!
Heaven with the echo shall resound,
And all the earth shall hear. 2 Grace first contriv'd the way
To save rebellious man;
Which drew the wondrous plan. 3 Grace first inscrib'd my name
In God's eternal book; 'Twas grace that gave me to the Lamb,
Who all my sorrows took. 4 Grace led my roving feet
To tread the heavenly road;
While pressing on to God. 5 Grace taught my soul to pray,
And made my eyes o'erflow; 'Twas grace that kept me to this day,
And will not let me go.
Through everlasting days;
209. C. M. Cowper.
Salvation by Grace alone. A MAZI NG grace! how sweet the sound, I once was lost but now am found,
Was blind but nuw I see. 2 'Twas grace that taught my heart to fear,
And grace my fears relieved ; How precious did that grace appear,
The hour I first believed! 3 Through many dangers, toils, and snares,
I have already come; "Tis grace has brought me safe thus far,
And grace will lead me home.
4 The Lord has promis'd good to me,
His word my hope secures,
As long as life endures.
And mortal life shall cease,
A life of joy and peace.
The sun forbear to shine,
Will be for ever mine.
210. L. M. Allered.
"Tis grace that rescues guilty men; "Tis grace divine! all-conquering, free!
Or it had never rescu'd me. 2 "Tuvas grace that quicken'd me when dead,
And grace my soul to Jesus led;
And grace subdues my lusts within, 3 'Tis grace that sweetens every cross,
And grace supports in every loss;
Grace is my shield, and grace my song. 4 'Tis grace defends when danger's near;
By grace alone I persevere;
And grace will bear me safe above, 5 of grace, free grace alone, 1 boast,
And 'tis in grace, alone, I trust;