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272 1 Jo. iv. 19.—“ We love Him, because he
first loved us.”
1 If human kindness meets return,
And owns the grateful tie;
2 O! shall not warmer accents tell
The gratitude we owe
Our more than orphan's woe!
Those pangs He would not flee;
“ Meet and remember Me!”
4 Remember Thee, Thy death, Thy shame,
Our sinful hearts to share!
But His recorded there.
273 Rev. 1.5 6.—“Unto Him that loved us, and
washed us from our sins in His own blood, to Him be glory and dominion."
1 Now, let us join with heart and tongues,
To imitate the angels' songs;
2 Jesus, who pass'd the angels by,
Assum'd our flesh to bleed and die ;
But we the nearest interest claim.
Sure, 'tis the wonder of the skies,
ANOTHER OF THE SAME. 1 On earth the song begins,
In Heav'n more sweet and loud, “ To Him that cleans'd our sins
By His atoning blood; “ To Him,” they sing, in joyful strain,
• Be honour, pow'r, and praise, Amen." 2 Believers now repeat
What Heav'n with gladness owns;
The elders cast their crowns,
And sing aloud the Saviour's love. 3 Alone He bore the cross,
Alone its grief sustain'd;
And He the victory gain'd:
275 Rev. 1. 7.-“ Behold, He cometh with
clouds, and every eye shall see Him."
1 Lo! He comes, with clouds descending,
Once for favour'd sinners slain !
2 Every eye shall now behold Him,
Rob'din dreadful majesty;
3 When the solemn trump has sounded,
Heaven and earth shall fiee away,
Come to judgment !
4 Now redemption long expected,
See in solemn pomp appear
5 Answer thine own Bride and Spirit,
Hasten, Lord, the general doom ;
6 Yea, amen ! let all adore Thee,
High on thine eternal throne!
O, come quickly,
276 Rev. 1. 18.—“I am He that liveth, and was
1 SWEET is the savour of His name
Who suffer'd in His people's stead;
He liveth now; He once was dead.
2 He once was dead; the very same
Who sits on yonder throne above;
Whom angels serve, whom angels love. 3 He once was dead; the very same
Who made the worlds--a work of power ;
And keeps it to the final hour.
His glory fills all Heaven above;
The fountain He of joy and love.
With Him shall live, with Him shall reign, In Heaven their joy is full, for there
They see THE LAMB for sinners slain.
277 Rev. II. 4.-“ Nevertheless, I have some
what against thee, because thou hast
left thy first love."
That mark'd our union with the Lord ?
Nor could the world a joy afford.
To make our Saviour's glory known ;
And kept our eye on Him alone? 3 Where are the happy seasons spent
In fellowship with Him we loved ?
The blessedness that then we proved ?
O cast us not away, though vile !
O Lord, our God, but in Thy smile.
278 Rev. 11. 28.—“ I will give Him the morning
1 THERE is a morning Star, my soul,
There is a morning Star;
It seems so dim and far.
To shine for ever!