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5 To Thee I come, a sinner great,
And well Thou knowest all my state;
O God, be merciful to me!
Nor have I aught wherein to trust;
O God, be merciful to me!
And there, when all my fears are past,
S. MEDLEY. 1787.
1096 He hath sente to heal the broken-hearted.
Luke 4. 18.
1 HEN wounded sore, the stricken heart
Lies bleeding and unbound,
Can heal the sinner's wound.
And tears of anguish flow,
Can feel the sinner's woe.
Over some foul, dark spot,
Can wash away the blot.
Thy hand brings sure relief;
And feeleth for our grief.
5 Uplift Thy bleeding hand, O Lord,
Unseal that cleansing tide;
C. F. ALEXANDER. 1858. 1097 Quickened us together with Christ.
Eph. 2. 5. 1
In Thy marred visage any grace;
In radiant vision dawns on me!
The thrilling music of Thy voice;
And sweet are all Thy words, and dear!
grace and glory of Thy name;
My lips Thine eager praises wake! 4 Lord! I was dead, I could not stir
My lifeless soul to come to Thee;
I rise from sin's dark sepulchre !
The deaf to hear, the dumb to speak,
W. T. MATSON. 1857. 1098 Weich hope we have as an anchor of the
soul.--Heb. 6. 19. 1 NO OW I have found the ground wherein
Sure my soul's anchor may remain;
The wounds of Jesus, for my
sin Before the world's foundation slain ;
shall unshaken stay, When heaven and earth are fled away. 2 Father! Thine everlasting grace
Our scanty thought surpasses far;
That mercy they may taste, and live. 3 O Love, Thou bottomless abyss !
My sins are swallowed up in Thee;
Mercy, free, boundless mercy, cries.
Though my heart fail and flesh decay:
I then shall prove, Loved with an everlasting love.
J. A. ROTHE. 1728. TR. BY J. WESLEY. 1740.
1099 ve were as sheep going astray.—1 Pet. 2. 25. 1
WAS a wandering sheep,
I did not love the fold;
I would not be controlled.
I did not love my home,
I loved afar to roam.
2 The Shepherd sought His sheep,
The Father sought His child;
O'er deserts waste and wild.
Famished, and faint, and lone;
They saved the wandering one. 3 Jesus my Shepherd is;
'Twas He that loved my soul,
'Twas He that made me whole.
That found the wandering sheep;
'Tis He that still doth keep. 4 I was a wandering sheep,
I would not be controlled,
I love, I love the fold!
I once preferred to roam ;
H. BONAR. 1857.
1100 O Lord, truly I am Thy servant.
Ps. 116. 16.
Thine utterly and only,
And evermore to be.
I will be Thine alone;
And all I have, and am, Lord,
Shall henceforth be Thine own!
O make my heart Thy throne!
It shall be Thine alone.
Rule over everything!
F. R. HAVERGAL. 1876.
THE CHRISTIAN LIFE:
FAITH IN GOD. 1101 God forbia that I should glory, save in the
Cross. --Gal. 6. 14.
I fain would take my stand
Within a weary land:
A rest upon the way,
And the burden of the day. 2 O safe and happy shelter,
O refuge tried and sweet,
And Heaven's justice meet !
That wondrous dream was given,
A ladder up to heaven.