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Praise for Redemption. Ps. cxxx. 7. Luke i. 68. 1 Pet. i. 18,19.

1 NOW begin the heav'nly theme,

Sing aloud in Jesus' name :
Ye, who his salvation prove,

Triumph in redeeming love.
2 Ye, who see the Father's grace

Beaming in the Saviour's face,
As to Canaan on ye move,

Praise and bless redeeming love.
3 Mourning souls, dry up your tears,

Banish all your guilty fears ;
See your guilt and curse remove,

Cancell'd by redeeming love. 4 Ye, alas ! who long have been

Willing slaves of death and sin,
Now from bliss no longer rove,

Stop and taste redeeming love. 5 Welcome all, by sin oppress'd,

Welcome to his sacred rest :
Nothing brought him from above,

Nothing but redeeming love.
6 When his spirit leads us home,

When we to his glory come,
We shall all the fulness prove
Of our Lord's redeeming love.
7 Hither, then, your music bring,

Strike aloud each cheerful string;
Mortals join the host above,
Join to praise redeeming love.


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Praise for Salvation. John in 17. xii. 47. 2 Tim. i. 9.

1 COME, ye lovers of the Lamb,

Praise the great Almighty Name:
To your God your songs begin,

To the Lamb, your bleeding King. 2 Jesus, thee we honours give;

Live, Almighty Jesus, live;
Thou hast pennd our songs with blood,

Thee we hail, incarnate God. 3 We were laden once with sin,

But the Lamb hath made us clean;
We, who once in darkness lay,

Now behold eternal day.
4 Strangers once, and far from God,

Now brought home by Jesus' blood,
Shining in our wedding dress,

In the Lord our righteousness. 5 Freely we are sav'd by grace:

Heart and hand we this embrace;
This, below, fills ev'ry tongue,

This, above, is all the song.
6 Praises still to Christ we sing;

Christ, our Prophet, Priest and King :
Living waters in us flow,
Glory is begun below

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Universal Praise. Ps. Ixvi. 4. Rev. v. 13.

1 FROM all that dwell below the skies

Let the Creator's praise arise :

Let the Redeemer's name be sung

Through ev'ry land, by ev'ry tongue. 2 Eternal are thy mercies, Lord;

Eternal truth attends thy word:
Thy praise shall sound from shore to shore,
Till suns shall rise to set no more.

5. C. M. The Excellence of Scripture. 2 Tim. iii. 16. Rom. xv. 4 1 FATHER of mercies, in thy word,

What endless glory shines ! For ever be thy name ador'd

For these celestial lines.
2 Here, may the wretched sons of want

Exhaustless riches find;
Riches, above what earth can grant;

And lasting as the mind.
3 Here, the fair tree of knowledge grows,

And yields a free repast; Sublimer sweets than nature knows,

Invite the longing taste. 4 Here, the Redeemer's welcome voice

Spreads heav'nly peace around; And life and everlasting joys

Attend the blissful sound.
5 Oh may these heavenly pages be

My ever dear delight;
And still new beauties may I see,

And still increasing light.
6 Divine Instructor, gracious Lord !

Be thou for ever near ;

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Teach me to love thy sacred word,

And view my Saviour there.

6. C. M.
All Scripture Precious. John v. 39. Luke xxiv. 45.
1 HOW precious is the book divine,

By inspiration given!
Bright as a lamp its doctrines shine

To guide our souls to heaven.
2 It sweetly cheers our drooping hearts

In this dark vale of tears;
Life, light, and joy it still imparts,

And quells our rising fears.
3 This lamp, through all the tedious night

Of life shall guide our way,
Till we behold the clearer light

Of an eternal day.

7. L. M.
Introductory. Acts xvii. 26. Mal. ii. 10. Rom. v. 18,
1 THOUGH various names, O Lord, divide

The differing tribes of Adam's race ;
Yet all to Him, to Thee allied,

Are sons of wrath, and heirs of grace.
2 One law of death condemns the whole,

The east, the west; the south, the north :
And one free gift gives life to all

The present, future, past of earth.
3 From one, all nations, kindreds sprung:
To one they tend ; that one art Thou ;

Then be thy praise in concert sung,
By all thine offspring here below.

8. L. M. Abraham's Rejoicing. Gen. xxii. 8. John i. 29, viii. 36. 1 " GOD will provide," the Patriarch said,

And faith gives ev'ry doubt away ;
Fearless he climbs Moriah's mound,

And sees afar. Christ Jesus' day :
2 Yes ! God provides, and God accepts
His sacrifice, and his alone :
No blood of beasts, not Abrah’m's son.

Nor aught, save Christ, can e'er atone.
3 Ten thousand blessings crown the Lamb,

The Lamb of God, that once was slain :
Behold he lives, he intercedes,
And ransom'd nations shout Amen.

9 C. M. Praise for the Gospel. Psa. xcvi. 1. Luke, iij. 5, 6. 1 TO our almighty Maker, God,

New honours be address'd;
His great salvation shines abroad,

And makes the nations blest.
2 He spake the word to Abr'am first,
His truth fulfils his

grace ;
The Gentiles make his name their trust,

And learn his righteousness.
3 Let the whole earth his love proclaim

With all her diff'rent tongues ;

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