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Thus low in death the Saviour lay,

Who lived and bled for you.
3 If ye have wept at yonder cross,

And still your sorrows rise,
Stoop down, and view the vanquished grave,

And wipe your weeping eyes.
4 Your Saviour lives,—for ever lives !-

Raise a triumphant strain;
No powers of hell, nor bars of death,

The conqueror could detain.
5 O'er heaven and earth he now presides,

Though once among the dead;
And to eternity shall reign

Creation's glorious Head.
6 Ye mourning souls ! rejoice, while you

His empty tomb survey;
As Christ arose, so you shall rise

To realms of endless day,

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HYMN 297, C. M. 297

Returning to Christ. aff 1

Hooft, alas ! this wretched heart
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Has wandered from
How oft my roving thoughts depart

Forgetful of his word!
2 Yet sovereign mercy calls—“Return !"

Dear Lord! and may I come ?
My vile ingratitude I mourn;

Oh! take the wanderer home.
3 And canst thou, wilt thou, yet forgive,

And bid my crimes remove?
And shall a pardoned rebel live,

To speak thy wondrous love ?
4 Almighty grace! thy healing power,
mf How glorions—how divine !

That can, to life and bliss, restore

A heart so vile as mine!
mp 5 Thy pard'ning love-so free, so sweet-

Dear Saviour! I adore ;
Oh! keep me at thy sacred feet,

And let me rove no more.

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HYMN 298, C. P. M.

The New Birth. mf 1

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My soul in bonds of guilt I found, р

And knew not where to go: mf One solemn truth increased my pain,

The sinner 6 must be born again,"

Or sink to endless woe. < 2 I heard the law its thunders roll,

While guilt lay heavy on my soul,

A vast oppressive load :
All creature aid I saw was vain ;-
The sinner" must be born again,"

Or drink the wrath of God.
mf 3 The saints I heard with rapture tell-

How Jesus conquered death and hell,

To bring salvation near :
Yet still I found this truth remain,-
The sinner“ must be born again,"

Or sink in deep despair. тр

4 But, while I thus in anguish lay,
The bleeding Saviour passed that way,

My bondage to remove :

The sinner, once by justice slain, mf Now by his grace is born again,

And sings redeeming love.

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HYMN 299, L. M. 299

God, the Portion of the Soul.
AR from thy fold, O God! my feet

Once moved in error's devious maze;
Nor found religious duties sweet,

Nor sought thy face, nor loved thy ways.
2 With tenderest voice, thou bad'st me flee

The paths, which thou couldst ne'er approve; And gently drew my soul to thee,

With cords of sweet eternal love.

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3 Now to thy footstool, Lord! I fly, р

And low in self-abasement fall;
A vile, a helpless worm, am I,

And thou, my God! art all in all.
4 Dearer-far dearer to my heart,

Than all the joys that earth can give;
From fame, from wealth, from friends I'd part,
Beneath thy countenance to live.

HYMN 300, 8s and 78. 300

Taking up the Cross.
1
JESUS
ESUS! I my cross have taken,

All to leave, and follow thee;
Naked, poor, despised, forsaken,

Thou, from hence, my all shalt be;
Perish every fond ambition,

All I've sought, or hoped, or known!
Yet how rich is my condition, -

God and heaven are still my own!
2 Let the world despise and leave me;

They have left my Saviour, too;
Human hearts and looks deceive me:

Thou art not, like them, untrue ;
Oh! while thou dost smile upon me,

God of wisdom, love and might!
Foes may hate, and friends disown me ;-

Show thy face, and all is bright.
3 Perish, earthly fame and treasure !

Come, disaster, scorn, and pain!
In thy service, pain is pleasure;

With thy favor, life is gain : mp

Oh ! 't is not in grief to harm me,

While thy love is left to me;
Oh! 't were not in joy to charm me,
Were that joy unmixed with thee.

HYMN 301, 88, 78 and 4. 301

The Surrender.
mf i WELCOME, welcome, dear Redeemer!

Welcome to this heart of mine;
Lord! I make a full surrender,

Every power and thought be thine ;
Thine entirely,

Through eternal ages thine.

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mf 2 Known to all to be thy mansion,

Earth and hell will disappear;
Or in vain attempt possession,

When they find the Lord is near :f" Shout, O Zion!

Shout, ye saints! the Lord is here.

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HYMN 302, 78. 302

Love to the Saints.
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PEOPLE of the living God !

I have sought the world around, тр

Paths of sin and sorrow trod,

Peace and comfort no where found;

Now to you my spirit turns, тр Turns, a fugitive unblest;

Brethren! where your altar burns,

Oh! receive me into rest. 2 Lonely, I no longer roam,

Like the cloud, the wind, the wave;
Where you dwell shall be my home,

Where you die shall be my grave:
Mine the God whom you adore,

Your Redeemer shall be mine;
Earth can fill my soul no more,--

Every idol I resign.

VIVA

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HYMN 303, C. M.

Subducd by the Cross.
1
IN evil, long I took delight,

Unawed by shame or fear,
Till a new object struck my sight,

And stopped my wild career.
PP 2 I saw one hanging on a tree,

In agonies and blood;
He fixed his languid eyes on me,

As near his cross I stood.
3 Oh! never, till my latest breath,

Shall I forget that look ;
It seemed to charge me with his death,

Though not a word he spoke.
4 My conscience felt and owned the guilt,

It plunged me in despair ;

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I saw, my sins his blood had spilt,

And helped to nail him there.
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5 A second look he gave, that said,

"I freely all forgive;
This blood is for thy ransom paid, -

I die that thou may'st live."
6 Thus, while his death my sin displays,

In all its blackest hue,-
Such is the mystéry of grace, -
It seals my pardon too.

HYMN 304, 8s and 78. 304

Redemption.
1
SW
WEET the moments, rich in blessing,

Which before the cross I spend !

Life, and health, and peace possessing, >

From the sinner's dying Friend. 2 Here I 'll sit, for ever viewing тр Mercy streaming in his blood ;

Precious drops! my soul bedewing,

Plead and claim my peace with God. 3 Here it is I find my heaven,

While upon the cross I gaze;
Love I much?—I've much forgiven,-

I'm a miracle of grace.
4 Love and grief my heart dividing,

Gazing here I'd spend my breath ;
Constant still in faith abiding, -

Life deriving from his death.
5 Lord ! in ceaseless contemplation,

Fix my heart and eyes on thine,

Till I taste thy whole salvation, mf Where, unveiled, thy glories shine. 305

HYMN 305, L. M.

Parting with carnal Joys.
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Away, ye tempters of the mind!
False as the smooth, deceitful sea,

And empty as the whistling wind. 2 Your streams were floating me along,

Down to the gulf of black despair;

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