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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,
Through an eternal day.
HYMN 299. L. M. [#]
Excellency of Grace.
Would now its thankful tribute bring;
In songs of ardent, grateful praise.
In worlds below, and worlds above;
The richest glories of thy grace.
And gives the labouring conscience peace;
And points to mansions in the sky.
Through endless years thy praise prolong,
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 ?
The wide creation go,
Deep as the shades below?
Of never-failing grace! Bebold, a dying Saviour's veins
The sacred flood increase !
Has neither shore nor bound :
Our sins can ne'er be found.
That buries all our faults,
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 !
2 We praise thy free, thy heavenly grace,
Which pitied our revolted race,
The Captain of salvation made. 3 He, thine eternal love decreed,
Should many sons to glory lead;
To fit us for the joys of heaven. 4 A scene of wonders here we see,
Worthy thy Son, and worthy thee :
HYMN 302. C. M. [# or b ]
Transforming Grace. 1 My God, the visits of thy face
Afford superior joy
Or mortal hopes employ.
My brightest joys decline;
This wandering heart of mine.
Unsatisfied I stray :
With thy enlivening ray. 4 Lord, raise my faith, my hope, my heart,
To those transporting joys;
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.
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,
Our grateful hearts to win.
Thy mercy takes away :
Secures the crowning day.
In rich profusion flows :
Till round thy throne we meet,
Fall at our Conqueror's feet.
HYMN 304. S. M. [#]
Harmonious to the ear :
And all the earth shall hear. 2 Grace first contrived the way
To save rebellious man ;
Which drew the wondrous plan. 3 Grace taught my roving feet
To tread the heavenly road;
While pressing on to God.
Through everlasting days :
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.