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4 Sin throws in vain its pointed dart,

For here a sovereign cure is found, A cordial for the fainting heart,

A balm for every painful wound.

HYMN 176. P. M. [#]

Friend kinder than a Brother. 1 ONE there is, above all others,

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

They who once his kindness prove,

Find it everlasting love.
2 Which, of all our friends, to save us,

Could, or would have shed his blood ?
But our Jesus died to have us
Reconciled in him to God :

This is boundless love indeed!

Jesus is a Friend in need.
3 When he lived on earth ill-treated,

Friend of sinners was his name ;
Now, above all glory seated,
He rejoices in the same :

Still he calls them brethren, friends,

And to all their wants attends. 4 O, for grace, our hearts to soften!

Teach us, Lord, like him to love :
We, alas, forget too often
What a Friend we have above :

But, when home our souls are brought,
We will love thee as we ought.

HYMN 177. C. M. [#]

Christ a chosen Servant. 1 Thus saith the Lord who built the heavens,

And bade the planets roll,
Who peopled all the climes of earth,

And formed the human soul,-
2 Behold my Servant; see him rise,

Exalted in my might;
Him have I chosen, and in him

I place supreme delight.
3 On him, in rich effusion poured,

My spirit shall descend;
My truth and judgment he shall show

To earth's remotest end.
4 The
progress

of his zeal and power Shall never know decline, Till foreign lands and distant isles

Receive the law divine.

HYMN 178. L. M. [#]

First Elect of God.
1 Jesus, the Lord, transporting name!

By him the great salvation came :
Ten thousand blessings from the throne

Hath God imparted through his Son. 2 God chose him, ere the world began,

To save from sin rebellious man;
To wield the sceptre from above,
And

conquer nations by his love.

3 Jehovah did his Son ordain

His first Elect, by grace to reign;
To pour salvation's light abroad,

And reconcile a world to God. 4 In thine Elect, O God, we see

Our life and immortality;
And, saved by him, a new-born race,
We shout the riches of thy grace.

HYMN 179. S. M. [#]

Mediator of a better Covenant.
1 The covenant, O Lord,

In all things ordered sure,
And founded on a steadfast hope,

Forever shall endure.
2 The word is given, “I will;"

And who shall let thy hand?
The purpose of eternal grace

By power divine must stand.
3 Israel shall know the Lord ;

The Gentiles trust in thee;
All nations, kindreds, people, tongues,

The great salvation see.
4 Thy grace, thy mercy, truth,

Þemand the grateful song;
Let earth begin the blissful theme,

And heaven the strain prolong.

HYMN 180. 75. M. [#]

King of Salem.
1 God, from whom all things proceed,

Hear thy wounded servants plead;
Let our souls thy comforts find;

Calm the tempest of the mind. 2 May the King of Salem now

Cause each stubborn heart to bow;
All our inward foes destroy,

Bringing peace, and hope, and joy. 3 Lord, no tithes to thee we give;

Life, and strength, and all we have,
Here we offer at thy throne :

O receive us as thine own
4 Thine we are for time to come,

Fit us for our heavenly home,
Clothe us with a richer dress,
Fairest robe of righteousness.

HYMN 181. L. M. [#]

Christ the Pattern.
1 When Jesus dwelt in mortal clay,

What were his works, from day to day,
But miracles of power and grace,

Which spread salvation through our race? 2 Teach us, O Lord, to keep in view

Thy pattern, and thy steps pursue ;
While alms bestowed, and kindness done,
Are witnessed by each rolling sun.

HYMN 182. 7s. M. [#]

Characters of Christ.
1 MEDIATOR, Son of God,

Spread thy boundless love abroad :
Counsellor, the Prince of peace,

Fill the world with truth and grace. 2 Sun of Righteousness, arise ;

Send thy light around the skies :
Life of all the quick and dead,

Feed our souls with living bread.
3 Leader of the halt and blind,

Raise to life the sinking mind :
Binder of the broken heart,

Grace to every soul impart.
4 Opener of the sealed book,

Cause the world therein to look :
Taker of the veil away,
Lead us to eternal day.

HYMN 183.

L. M. [#]

Characters of Christ. 1 A KING shall reign in righteousness, And all the kindred nations bless

; He's King of Salem, King of peace,

Nor shall his spreading kingdom cease. 2 In him the naked soul shall find

A hiding-place from chilling wind ;
Or, when the raging tempests beat,
A covert warm, a safe retreat,

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