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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 Dedication—p. 309.] 20th P. M. 66,77,77.
Howeak the thoughts, and vain,
Think their houses shall endure;
To their distant heirs secure.
Who build, O Lord, on thee!
Though the shatter'd earth remove,
On the Rock of heavenly love.
Which cannot be o'erthrown:
Storms and earthquakes it defies ;
Built eternal in the skies.
We see the fabric stand ;
To our steadfast mansion there :
Cannot pass from heir to heir.
Rise, our permanent abode ;
Purchased by the blood of God.
The place for us design'd!
Of our full redemption here!
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.
Almighty to deliver ;
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 hand our lives did cover,
And march'd triumphant over.
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,
Or Sodom's sons, to harm us.
Thou, Jesus, hast confounded,
Our happy souls resounded.
We triumph in thy favour,
Shall praise thy name for ever. 595 Josiah-p. 263.) 11th P. M. 76,76,77,76.
THO is this gigantic foe
Overlooks the crowd below,
In brazen armour strong?
On his sword and spear relies :
And all their force defies.
2 Tallest of the earth-born race,
They tremble at his power ;
And own him conqueror.
Nature answers from within ;
My own besetting sin.
I with the monster fight,
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.
I run to meet my foe;
And lays the giant low :
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 !