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4 Father, behold thy dying Son,

And hear the blood that speaks above! On us let all thy grace be shown,

Peace, righteousness, and joy, and love! Thy kingdom come to every heart, And all thou hast, and all thou art. 592 Dawson—p. 84.]

L. M. A

His faith by his obedience show'd; He with the harsh command complied,

And gave his Isaac back to God. 2 His son the father offer'd up,

Son of his age, his only son ; Object of all his joy and hope,

And less beloved than God alone. 3 O for a faith like his, that we

The bright example may pursue ! May gladly give up all to thee,

To whom our more than all is due. 4 Now, Lord, to thee our all we leave,

Our willing soul thy call obeys; Pleasure, and wealth, and fame, we give,

Freedom, and life, -to win thy grace. 5 Is there a thing than life more dear?

A thing from which we cannot part ? We can; we now rejoice to tear

The idol from our bleeding heart. 6 Jesus, accept our sacrifice;

All things for thee we count but loss ; Lo! at thy word our idol dies,

Dies on the altar of thy cross. 7 For what to thee, O Lord, we give,

A hundred fold we here obtain ; And soon with thee shall all receive,

And loss shall be eternal gain.

593 Dedicationp. 309.] 20th P. M. 66,77,77.

Howeak the thoughts, and vain,
Men, who, fix'd to earth alone,

Think their houses shall endure;
Fondly call their lands their own,

To their distant heirs secure.
2 How happy then are we,

Who build, O Lord, on thee!
What can our foundation shock?

Though the shatter'd earth remove,
Stands our city on a Rock,

On the Rock of heavenly love.
3 A house we call our own,

Which cannot be o'erthrown:
In the general ruin sure,

Storms and earthquakes it defies ;
Built immoveably secure;

Built eternal in the skies.
4 High on Immanuel's land

We see the fabric stand ;
From a tottering world remove,

To our steadfast mansion there :
Our inheritance above

Cannot pass from heir to heir.
5 Those amaranthine, bowers
(Unalienably ours)
Bloom, our infinite reward ;

Rise, our permanent abode ;
From the founded world prepared ;

Purchased by the blood of God.
6 O might we quickly find

The place for us design'd!
See the long-expected day

Of our full redemption here!
Let the shadows flee away ;
Let the new-made world appear !

7 High on thy great white throne,

O King of saints, come down! In the New Jerusalem,

Now triumphantly descend ; Let the final trump proclaim

Joys begun which ne'er shall end. 594 Pisgah—p.321.] 25th P.M. 77,87,77,87.

, And strength, ascribe to Jesus ! Jesus alone defends his own,

When earth and hell oppress us.
Jesus with joy we witness,

Almighty to deliver ;
Our seals set to that God is true,

And reigns a King for ever. 2 Omnipotent Redeemer,

Our ransom'd souls adore thee; Our Saviour thou, we find it now,

And give thee all the glory.. We sing thine arm unshortend,

Brought through our sore temptation: With heart and voice in thee rejoice,

The God of our salvation. 3 Thine arm hath safely brought us

A way no more expected, Than when thy sheep pass'd through the deep,

By crystal walls protected.
Thy glory was our rereward,

Thy hand our lives did cover,
And we, even we, have pass'd the sea,

And march'd triumphant over.
4 Thy works we now acknowledge,

Thy wondrous loving-kindness, Which help'd thine own, by means unknown,

And smote our foes with blindness :

By Satan's host surrounded,

Thou didst with patience arm us,
But wouldst not give the Syrians leave,

Or Sodom's sons, to harm us.
5 The world's and Satan's malice

Thou, Jesus, hast confounded,
And by thy grace, with songs of praise,

Our happy souls resounded.
Accepting our deliverance,

We triumph in thy favour,
And for the love which now we prove,

Shall praise thy name for ever. 595 Josiah-p. 263.) 11th P. M. 76,76,77,76.

THO is this gigantic foe

along :

Overlooks the crowd below,

In brazen armour strong?
Loudly of his strength he boasts :

On his sword and spear relies :
Meets the God of Israel's hosts,

And all their force defies.

2 Tallest of the earth-born race,

They tremble at his power ;
Flee before the monster's face,

And own him conqueror.
Who this mighty champion is,

Nature answers from within ;
He is my own wickedness,

My own besetting sin.
3 In the strength of Jesus' name

I with the monster fight,
Feeble and unarm'd I am,

But Jesus is my might:

Mindful of his mercies past,

Still I trust the same to prove ; Still my helpless soul I cast

On his redeeming love. 4 With my sling and stone I go

To fight the Philistine ; God hath said it shall be so,

And I shall conquer sin ; On his promise I rely,

Trust in an almighty Lord; Sure to win the victory,

For he hath spoke the word.
5 In the strength of God I rise,

I run to meet my foe;
Faith the word of power applies,

And lays the giant low :
Faith in Jesus' conq’ring name

Slings the sin-destroying stone; Points the word's unerring aim,

And brings the monster down. 6 Rise, ye men of Israel, rise,

Your routed foe pursue; Shout his praises to the skies,

Who conquers sin for you : Jesus doth for you appear,

He his conqʼring grace affords; Saves you, not with sword and spear,

The battle is the Lord's. 7 Every day the Lord of hosts

His mighty power displays ; Stills the proud Philistine's boast,

The threat'ning Gittite slays : Israel's God let all below

Conq’ror over sin proclaim ; O that all the earth might know

The power of Jesus' name !

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