4 When glimmering life resigns its flame,

Thy praise shall tune our breath ; The sweet remembrance of thy name

Shall gild the shades of death. 5 But, O, how blessed our songs shall rise

In glad seraphic lay,
When all thy glories meet our eyes

Through an eternal day.

HYMN 299. L. M. [#]

Excellency of Grace.
I To thee my heart, eternal King,

Would now its thankful tribute bring;
To thee its humble homage raise,

In songs of ardent, grateful praise.
2 All nature shows thy boundless love,

In worlds below, and worlds above;
But in thy sacred word I trace

The richest glories of thy grace.
3 There Jesus bids our sorrows cease,

And gives the labouring conscience peace;
Raises our grateful feelings high,

And points to mansions in the sky.
4 For grace like this, O may our song

Through endless years thy praise prolong,
And distant climes thy name adore,
Till time and nature are no more !

HYMN 300. C. M. [# or b]

Sufficiency of Grace. 1 Why does your face, ye humble souls,

Those mournful colours wear? What doubts are these that waste your faith,

And nourish your despair ?
2 What though your mighty guilt beyond

The wide creation go,
And hath its strong foundations laid

Deep as the shades below?
3 See, here an endless ocean flows

Of never-failing grace! Bebold, a dying Saviour's veins

The sacred flood increase !
4 It rises high, and drowns the hills,

Has neither shore nor bound :
Now, if we search to find our sins,

Our sins can ne'er be found.
5 Awake, our hearts, adore the grace

That buries all our faults,
And pardoning blood, that swells above

Our follies and our thoughts.

HYMN 301. L. M. [#]

Grace of God through Christ. 1 IMMORTAL God, on thee we call,

The great Original of all !
By thee we are, to thee we tend,
Our sure Support, our glorious End.

2 We praise thy free, thy heavenly grace,

Which pitied our revolted race,
And Jesus, our victorious Head,

The Captain of salvation made. 3 He, thine eternal love decreed,

Should many sons to glory lead;
And rich supplies through him are given,

To fit us for the joys of heaven. 4 A scene of wonders here we see,

Worthy thy Son, and worthy thee :
This theme shall now inspire our tongues,
And raise in heaven our noblest songs.

HYMN 302. C. M. [# or b ]

Transforming Grace. 1 My God, the visits of thy face

Afford superior joy
To all the flattering world can give,

Or mortal hopes employ.
2 But clouds and darkness intervene;

My brightest joys decline;
And earth's gay trifles oft ensnare

This wandering heart of mine.
3 Lord, guide my roving heart to thee;

Unsatisfied I stray :
Break through the shades of sense and sin

With thy enlivening ray. 4 Lord, raise my faith, my hope, my heart,

To those transporting joys;
Then shall I scorn each little snare

Which this vain world employs.

5 0, let thy beams resplendent shine, And every

cloud remove ; Transform my powers, and fit my soul

For happier scenes above.

Whilst power,

HYMN 303. C. M. [#]

Influence of Grace. 1 My God, what silken cords are thine ! How soft, and yet how strong!

power, and truth, and grace, combine To draw our souls along. 2 When crushed beneath the heavy yoke

Of folly and of sin,
Thy hand our iron bondage broke,

Our grateful hearts to win.
3 The guilt of twice ten thousand sins

Thy mercy takes away :
Thy promise, when the war begins,

Secures the crowning day.
4 Comfort, through all this vale of tears,

In rich profusion flows :
The glory of unnumbered years

Eternity bestows.
5 Drawn by such cords, we onward move,

Till round thy throne we meet,
And, captives in the chains of love,

Fall at our Conqueror's feet.

HYMN 304. S. M. [#]

1 GRACE, 'tis a charming sound,

Harmonious to the ear :
Heaven with the echo shall resound,

And all the earth shall hear. 2 Grace first contrived the way

To save rebellious man ;
And all the steps that grace display

Which drew the wondrous plan. 3 Grace taught my roving feet

To tread the heavenly road;
And new supplies each hour I meet,

While pressing on to God.
4 Grace all the work shall crown,

Through everlasting days :
It lays in heaven the topmost stone,

And well deserves the praise.

HYMN 305. C. M. [+ or b ]

Display of divine Grace. 1 When God revealed his gracious name,

And changed my mournful state, My rapture seemed a pleasing dream,

The grace appeared so great. 2 The world beheld the glorious change,

And did thy hand confess : My tongue broke out in unknown strains,

And sung surprising grace.

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