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3 Love! who hast for me endured
Keenest pains of death and hell, WHEN the due time had taken place, Love ! whose suff'rings have procured God look'd upon the sons of men, More for me than tongue can tell, Saw them a sinful, cursed race,
Sacred Love, &c.
4 Love! my Life, and Salvation,
Light and Truth, eternal Word !
Thou alone dost consolation
To my sinking soul afford.
Love almighty, &c. 2 Our Lord now calleth constantly:
5 Love! thy yoke I gladly carry, “Come, sinners,come to me and live;
It is easy, gentle, light;
weary Repenting sinners I receive:
Thee to serve with all my might, My life I freely gave for you ; Sacred Love, &c. Now all your wants I will supply, Yea, pardon, rest, and life bestow;
6 Love! who interced'st in heaven
For O turn to me, why will ye die ??
soul when I'm opprest, Bear'st
worthless name engraven 3 Sinners, attend to Jesus' voice;
Upon thy high-priestly breast.
7 Love! thou me wilt raise to glory He fills the hungry soul with good,
From the grave, the bed of dust,
And as conqu’ror place before thee
the just. He guides us in the narrow road
Sacred Love! I long to be That leads to Salem's blessed hill.
Thine to all eternity. 4 Ah! come Lord Jesus, hear our pray'r Thou worthy Son of God most high!
T. 590. We humbly ask: our souls prepare, THE true good Shepherd, God's own That we may to thy mercy fly;
From all eternity,
[Son That we may all believe on thee,
Urg'd by his love, exchang'd his throne And on thy flesh and blood. may feed,
For human misery; True members of thy body be, His wand'ring sheep gone far astray For ever join'd to thee our Head.
with pungent pain,
And did for all a ransom pay 19.* T. 89.
To bring them home again, IN thineinage, Lord, thou'mad’st me, 2 One of those sheep, in deserts lost, Gav'st me being out of love;
Art thou, my sin-sick soul; Though I fell, yet thou hast sent me His life it hath the Shepherd cost Full redemption from above:
To save and make thee whole; Sacred Love, I long to be
Now hear his voice with gratitude, Thine to all eternity.
Call on his saving name; 2 Love! before I life obtained
For thee he shed his precious blood,
And now his own doth claim.
Didst leave thy glorious, blest abode,
In love to sinners vile,
Though from man's wisdom quite To bleed for fallen Adam's race,
conceal'd. Who were accurs’d, unclean and base, Whom dost thou love ? Sinners, the
Entangled fast by Satan's guile. 2 Thou, for their sake who hated thee,
Whom dost thou bless ? Children, who Didst shed thy blood
scorn'd thy grace; the tree,
upon Thy life for ours didst give; (paid,
O Being most gracious ! whom angels Thou bar'st our curse ; our debt was
adore, Thy soul for sin an off’ring made,
Thou takest delight in the worthless Thou dy'dst, that we with thee
[God, [blood, 3 Thus hast huu bought us with thy
2 Our thirsting can never, O merciful
Extend as far as doth thy grace; That price accepted was by God With him we are at peace;
On us thou more blessings and love No wrath remains on any one,
hast bestow'd, Who will but come unto the Son,
Than stripes deserv'dourtrespasses; Take and put on his righteousness.
O teach us to trust thy fidelity,
And closely united with Christ to be, 4 Never may I depart from thee;
The Spirit's kind teachings in all things Thou hast procur'd my liberty,
Thanks to thy boundless grace! Yealive to thyhonor, thee serve, praise Thy wounds, whereon I trust by faith,
and love. My refuge are from sin and death, My feeble soul's abiding-place.
3 We pray thee, O Being most gra
cious and mild, 22. T. 22.
Instructour minds and teachusnnw,
[bled so that in Immanuel, thine image and GIVE thanks that Jesus Christ hath child, Upon the cross in Adam's stead, Howgreat thynameis, we mayknow. And freed us from th’ unhappy fall; Ah! shew us how easy it is to bear Thank him for this, ye sinners all ! Thy yoke, and to trust thy paternalcare, 2 Thanks, that he by his death&cross, That till the short period of this life Hath sav'd us and restor'd our loss;
the AuThanks, that byhismost precious blood, Our faith and our All that was spoild is now made good.
thor commend. 3 Permit me therefore thee to praise,
24. O Lamb of God, with grateful lays,
T. 14. For all the pain thou didst endure, How sad our state by nature is ! For me salvation to procure.
Our sin how deep it stains ! 4 O let me by the Spirit's light
How Satan binds our captive souls Thy cross's myst'ry know aright,
Fast in his slavish chains!
2 But there's a voice of sov'reign grace Till I shall see thee face to face.
Sounds from the sacred word:
“ Ho! ye despairing sinners, come, T. 221.
Believe in Christ the Lord.” YEbottomless depths of God's infinite 3 My soul, obey the gracious call,
In Jesus Christ to us reveald ! And haste to gain relief; Its motions how burning, how flaming I would believe thy promise, Lord ; they prove!
O help my unbelief!
To the dear fountain of thy blood, 6 Against the fiercest pow'rs of hell, Incarnate God! I fy:
He is my strength and shield; Here let me wash my spotted soul Within his wounds I safely dwell; From crimes of deepest dye.
He fights, I win the field. 5 A guilty, weak and helpless worm, 7 Since he became my sacrifice, Into thy arms I fall :
My bonds and chains he broke; Be thou my strength and righteousness, Now to my willing neck he ties My Jesus, and my All.
His soft and easy yoke. 25. T. 582.
8 A pardon'd sinner I remain,
But sin its pow'r hath lost, Not one of Adam's race,
Sin still I have, but grace doth reign, If in the balance try'd,
Mercy is all my boast. Can, by his works of righteousness, 'Fore God be justify'd.
9 Arise, O happy soul, rejoice, The works which we have done
In endless happiness; Are all, alas ! unclean ;
Open to thee is paradise, But we are sav'd by faith alone,
Go in, and take thy place. And cleans'd thereby from sin. 2 Ye sinners, who with grief
27. T. 22. Your condemnation feel,
LORD, I am vile, conceiv'd in sin, Look
And born unholy and unclean;
Sprung from the man whose guilty fall God gave his only Son
Corrupts his race, and taints us all. That sinners who believe,
2 Soon as we draw our infant breath Might not be lost, but be his own, And in his kingdom live.
The seeds of sin engender death;
The law demands a perfect heart, 26. T.. 14
But we're defil'd in ev'ry part. I, WITH the fallen human race,
3 O God! create my heart anew, Lay welt'ring in my blood; And form my spirit pure and true; Cover'd with shameanddeep disgrace,
O make me wise betimes to see And banish'd far from God.
My danger and my remedy. 2 The loving Jesus passing by,
4 Behold, I fall before thy face ; His bowels yearn'd to see
My only refuge is thy grace: Me wretched sinner helpless lie
No outward forms can make meclean, In deepest misery.
The leprosy lies deep within. 3 Inclin’d to me in tenderness, 5 My sin I feel, my guilt I know, My soul he would relieve
Thy blood can make me white as snow; From all its mis’ry and distress, Lord, let me hear thy pard'ning voice, He said, “ Arise, and live.”
broken heart rejoice. 4 He wash'd away my ev'ry stain,
T. 22. And cleans'd me in his blood; Deck'd me with righteousness divine, WHEN justice did demand its due,
And brought me nigh to God. And sins increas'd the dreadful strife, 3 My heart no condemnation fears,
My Saviour to my succor flew, Nor hell, nor Satan dreads,
And by obedience bought my life. Christ as the mercy-seat appears,
2 My ransom from the pow'r of sin His blood my pardon pleads. Could not be paid on other terms;
Run, hide thyself, my soul, within
29. T. 580. Thy bleeding Saviour's out-stretch'd
ARISE, ye who are captive led, arms,
Complain no more, for Christ our Head 3 When lawcondemns,andjusticecries- From sin can set you free: For dreadful vengeance without end, Redemption Jesus freely gives, To Jesus then I turn my eyes; Repenting sinners, he receives, He tells he will stand my
friend. He came to save both thee and me,
2 He meekly all our sorrows bore, 4 God on these terms is reconcil'd,
Us fallen sinners to restore
For us he suffer'd deep distress,
Was without form or comeliness; 5 What can be laid'unto my charge ?
O depth of love! O mystery ! When God saith," Freely I forgive!" 3 Th'almighty Judge condemned was, Tho' Satan on my crimes enlarge,
That heby death might gain our cause; Christ saith, I shall not die, but live. The Prince of life was slain :
And since he suffer'd in our stead, 6 The curses which the law of God
We need no condemnation dread, Pronounc'd o'er me, he freely bore; Eternal life in him we gain. I'm now, by faith in Jesus' blood,
4 The Holy One, made sin for us, Acquitted of sin's dreadful score.
Was nail'd to the accursed cross, 7 Awaythen doubts and anxious fears! And shed his precious blood; Be silent all
Thus he obtain'd a righteousness
For all who mourn for pard’ning grace,
Thro'Jesuswe have peacewith
5 Rejoice, O heav'ns, and earth reply! 8 Jesus! be endless praise to thee,
With praise, ye sinners, fill the sky, Let sinners loud thy lauds proclaim; All
his death procures; Of old their sins could pardon'd be, Your woes to blessings he will change, And Jesus always is the same: You in his children's order
range, Thro' him eternal life is yours.
III. Of the Incarnation and Birth of Jesus Christ.
Towish,orask, that happiness to know,
Which love alone on sinners.could JESUS, th’almighty Son of God, bestow. Takes up with mortals his abode; He who was sworn to Abraham, 3 Then Love brake forth, “Behold me Whoever was and is the same, (veal'd, Prepar'd, O God, to do thywill! (still Came in due timeand mysteries re- “I freely come, I freely die, Which from the world's foundation “For guilty man to satisfy; were conceal'd.
“I in his stead will hang upon the tree,
“From sin, and death, and hell to set 2 We, dead in sins and trespasses,
him free." The narrow way to life and peace Had neither will nor pow'r to find; 4 And thus, to saveoursouls fromguilt, Norwere our stubborn hearts inclin'd | Our Surety's precious bloodwas spilt ;
The sins of all on him were laid, « I'll dwell with you," our Saviour
2 Your crimes and self-made holiness, lieve.
Your carnal reason and distress 5 Out of mere grace unmerited, Give up, and trust to Christ alone, Salvation showers on our head;
Who did for all
sins atone. Because the Lamb was crucify’d, Because the Lord of glory dy'd,
10 Thus sav'd by God's unbounded Are we invited to receive a crown,
You'll humbly render thanks andpraise, Before the world was made ordain'd
With all the num'rous ransom'd host,
To Father, Son, and Holy Ghost ! 31.* T. 22. TO God we render thanksand praise,
32. Who pity'd mankind's fallen race,
BEHOLD, to us a Child is born, And his dear and only Son,
gave That us, as children, he might own.
To us a Son is giv'n ;
Unto the wretched and forlorn 2What grace, what great benevolence!
Descends the Lord from heav'n: What love, surpassing human sense!
The promis'd seed, Immanuel, For this great work, no angel can
The everlasting God,
[hell Him duly praise, much less a man.
Comes down to save from death and 3 The Word eternal did assume
Poor sinners by his blood. Our flesh and blood, and man become; 2 Great is the hidden mystery The First and Last with wonder see That God became a man! Partake of human misery.
He had from all eternity, 4. He came to seek and save the lost;
In mercy form'd a plan We sinn’d, and he would bearthe cost,
To save from mis’ry and distress
The fallen human race ; That we might share eternal bliss;
And now the Sun of Righteousness O what unbounded love was this !
His healing beams displays. 5 For what is all the human race,
3 The Father lov'd us as his own, That God should show such matchless
Tho' we from him had stray'd, grace, To give his Son, that we might claim And freely gave his only Son
in our stead. Life everlasting in his name.
The Son in love to us, declar'd: 6 How wretched they who still despise “ I come to do God's will;" Jesus, the Pearl of greatest price! And in this fallen world appear'd, Such as neglect to hear his voice,
His.counsel to fulfil. Must perish by their own free choice.
4 The Holy Ghost had long foretold 7 Unhappy those who turn away, That Jesus should appear; Or such as carelessly delay
And thus the patriarchs of old To meet their Saviour, tho' he came Did his salvation share : Their souls from mis’ry to reclaim. Of him blest Mary did conceive, 8 Come, sinners, Jesus will receive The holy child she bore : The worst of sinners; come and live! And he instructs us to believe с
In Christ, and him adore.