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C. P. M. 86.
The Excellency of Christ.
Which in my Saviour shine;
In notes almost divine.
Exalted on his throne;
Make all his glories known. 3 Soon the delightful day will come, When my dear Lord will bring me home,
And I shall see his face;
C. M. 87.
Christ, the living Fountain.
Drawn from Immanuel's veins ;
Lose all their guilty stains.
That fountain in his day;
Wash all my sins away.
Shall never lose its power,
Be saved, to sin no more.
Thy flowing wounds supply,
And shall be, till I die.
I'll sing thy power to save,
C. M. 88.
Sun of Righteousness.
Diffuse thy rays abroad;
And show the heavenly road. 2 With healing in thy wings, arise
On this dark soul of mine;
And give me life divine. 3 Though thorns and briers, pits and snares,
Beset the path I go,
S. M. 89.
Christ, suffering for our Sins. 1 LIKE sheep we went astray,
And broke the fold of God;
But all the downward road. 2 How dreadful was the honr,
When God our wanderings laid,
Upon the shepherd's head! 3 How glorious was the grace,
When Christ sustained the stroke!
A ransom for the flock.
O'er all the sons of men,
To recompense his pain.
"A portion with the strong; He shall possess a large reward, And hold his honors long.”
L. M. 90.
The Teaching of Jesus. 1 HOW sweetly flowed the gospel's sound
From lips of gentleness and grace,
While listening thousands gathered round,
And joy and reverence filled the place! 2 From heaven he came, of heaven he spoke,
To heaven he led his foll'wers' way;
Unveiling an immortal day. 3 Come, wanderers ! to my Father's home,
Come, all ye weary ones! and rest;
Obey, and be for ever blest.
Pillars of earthly pride! decay;
S. M. 91.
Our Saviour and our King,
Their humble praises bring. 2 'Tis his almighty love,
His counsel and his care,
And every hurtful snare. 3 He will present our souls,
Unblemished and complete,
With joys divinely great. 4 Then all the chosen seed
Shall meet around the throne;
And make his wonders known. 5 To our Redeemer-God,
Wisdom, with power, belongs;
L. M. 92.
Love of Christ. 1 I WAS a traitor doomed to die,
Bound to endure eternal pains ;
When Jesus saw me from on high,
Was moved by love, and broke my chains 2 Did melting pity stoop so low,
The Lord from heaven pour out his blood, To save our rebel-race from wo,
And be our advocate with God? 3 Infinite mercy ! boundless love!
Stand in amaze, ye rolling skies !
S. M. 93.
The Light of the World. 1 HOW heavy is the night
That hangs upon our eyes,
Over our souls arise ! 2 Our guilty spirits dread
To meet the wrath of heaven:
We see our sins forgiven. 3 Unholy and impure
Are all our thoughts and ways;
With sanctifying grace. 4 The powers of hell agree
To hold our souls in vain :
And breaks the cursed chain. 5 Lord! we adore thy ways
To bring us near to God;
Christ, the true, the only light-
Triumph o'er the shades of night:
2 Dark and cheerless is the morn,
If thy light is hid from me;
Till thy mercy's beams I see;
Peace and gladness to my heart.
Pierce the gloom of sin and grief;
Scatter all my unbelief :
C. M. 95.
Praise to the Redeemer.
We wretched sinners lay,
Or spark of glimmering day.
Beheld our helpless grief;
He ran to our relief.
With joyful haste he fled,
And dwelt among the dead.
Their lasting silence break;
The Saviour's praises speak.
Strike all your harps of gold;
His love can ne'er be told.
C. M. 96.
Pearl of great Price.
A nobler choice be mine;
A treasure all divine.