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Watts. Glory and Grace in Christ. 1 NOW to the Lord a noble song ;

Awake, my soul, awake, my tongue ;
Hosanna to the eternal name,

And all his boundless love proclaim. 2 See where it shines in Jesus' face,

The brightest image of his grace ;
God in the person of his Son

Has all his mightiest works outdone.
3 The spacious earth and spreading flood

Proclaim the wise and powerful God;
And thy rich glories from afar

Sparkle in every rolling star.
4 But in his looks a glory stands,

The noblest labor of thine hands;
The pleasing lustre of his eyes

Outshines the wonders of the skies.
5 Grace! 'tis a sweet, a charming theme;

My thoughts rejoice at Jesus' name;
Ye angels, dwell upon the sound;
Ye heavens, reflect it to the ground.

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DODDRIDGE. Salvation by Grace. 1 GRACE! 'tis a charming sound,

Harmonious to my ear;
Heaven with the echo shall resound,

And all the earth shall hear.

2 Grace first contrived a way

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

Which drew the wondrous plan. 3 Grace taught my wandering 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.

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DODDRIDGE Salvation by Christ. 1 AND is salvation brought so near,

Where sinful men expiring lie? Triumph, my soul, the sound to hear,

And shout it joyous to the sky. 2 I ask not, who to heaven shall scale,

That Christ, the Savior, thence may come ; Or who earth's inmost depths assail,

To bring him from the dreary tomb. 3 From heaven, on wings of love, he flew,

And conqueror from the tomb he sprung; My heart believes the witness true,

And dictates to my faithful tongue. 4 I sing salvation brought so near,

No more on earth expiring lie;
I teach the world my joys to hear,

And shout them to the echoing sky.

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Watts. Salvation by Christ. Ps. 85. 1 SALVATION is forever nigh

The souls that fear and trust the Lord ; And grace, descending from on high,

Fresh hopes of glory shall afford. 2 Now truth and honor shall abound,

Religion dwell on earth again, And heavenly influence bless the ground,

In our Redeemer's gentle reign. 3 His righteousness is gone before,

To give us free access to God;
Our wandering feet shall stray no more,

But mark his steps, and keep the road.

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DODDRIDGE
Blessing God for spiritual Blessings in Christ.
1 LOUD be thy name adored,

Thy titles spread abroad,
Of Christ, our glorious Lord,
The Father and the God:
Through such a Son,

Thy church's Head,

Thine honors spread
O’er worlds unknown.

2 Ten thousand gifts of love

From thee through him descend,
And bear our souls above

To joys that never end :

To heaven they soar,

Sustained by God,

And through the road

His arm adore.
3 Ten thousand songs of praise

Shall by the Savior rise,
And through eternal days
Shall echo round the skies :
New shouts we'll give,

And loud proclaim

The honored name
By which we live.

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ENFIELD. Example of Christ. 1 BEHOLD, where in a mortal form

Appears each grace divine !
The virtues, all in Jesus met,

With mildest radiance shine.

2 To spread the rays of heavenly light,

To give the mourner joy,
To preach glad tidings to the poor,

Was his divine employ.
3 Midst keen reproach and cruel scorn,

Patient and meek he stood;
His foes, ungrateful, sought his life;

He labored for their good.
4 In the last hour of deep distress,

Before his Father's throne, With soul resigned, he bowed, and said,

“Thy will, not mine, be done!”

5 Be Christ our Pattern and our Guide!

His image may we bear !
O, may we tread his holy steps,

His joy and glory share !

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MRS. STEELE.

The Example of Christ.

1 AND is the gospel peace and love?

Such let our conversation be
The serpent blended with the dove,

Wisdom and meek simplicity. 2 Whene'er the angry passions rise,

And tempt our thoughts or tongues to strife, To Jesus let us lift our eyes,

Bright Pattern of the Christian life. 3 O, how benevolent and kind !

How mild! how ready to forgive ! Be this the temper of our mind,

And these the rules by which we live. 4 To do his heavenly Father's will

Was his employment and delight; Humility and holy zeal

Shone through his life, divinely bright. 5 Dispensing good where'er he came,

The labors of his life were love; O, if we love the Savior's name,

Let his divine example move.

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