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Thus low in death the Saviour lay,
Who lived and bled for you.
And still your sorrows rise,
And wipe your weeping eyes.
Raise a triumphant strain;
The conqueror could detain.
Though once among the dead;
Creation's glorious Head.
His empty tomb survey;
To realms of endless day,
HYMN 297, C. M. 297
Returning to Christ. aff 1
Hooft, alas ! this wretched heart
Has wandered from
Forgetful of his word!
Dear Lord! and may I come ?
Oh! take the wanderer home.
And bid my crimes remove?
To speak thy wondrous love ?
That can, to life and bliss, restore
A heart so vile as mine!
Dear Saviour! I adore ;
And let me rove no more.
HYMN 298, C. P. M.
The New Birth. mf 1
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 :
Or drink the wrath of God.
How Jesus conquered death and hell,
To bring salvation near :
Or sink in deep despair. тр
4 But, while I thus in anguish lay,
My bondage to remove :
The sinner, once by justice slain, mf Now by his grace is born again,
And sings redeeming love.
af i FAR
HYMN 299, L. M. 299
God, the Portion of the Soul.
Once moved in error's devious maze;
Nor sought thy face, nor loved thy ways.
The paths, which thou couldst ne'er approve; And gently drew my soul to thee,
With cords of sweet eternal love.
3 Now to thy footstool, Lord! I fly, р
And low in self-abasement fall;
And thou, my God! art all in all.
Than all the joys that earth can give;
HYMN 300, 8s and 78. 300
Taking up the Cross.
All to leave, and follow thee;
Thou, from hence, my all shalt be;
All I've sought, or hoped, or known!
God and heaven are still my own!
They have left my Saviour, too;
Thou art not, like them, untrue ;
God of wisdom, love and might!
Show thy face, and all is bright.
Come, disaster, scorn, and pain!
With thy favor, life is gain : mp
Oh ! 't is not in grief to harm me,
While thy love is left to me;
HYMN 301, 88, 78 and 4. 301
Welcome to this heart of mine;
Every power and thought be thine ;
Through eternal ages thine.
mf 2 Known to all to be thy mansion,
Earth and hell will disappear;
When they find the Lord is near :f" Shout, O Zion!
Shout, ye saints! the Lord is here.
HYMN 302, 78. 302
Love to the Saints.
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 die shall be my grave:
Your Redeemer shall be mine;
Every idol I resign.
HYMN 303, C. M.
Subducd by the Cross.
Unawed by shame or fear,
And stopped my wild career.
In agonies and blood;
As near his cross I stood.
Shall I forget that look ;
Though not a word he spoke.
It plunged me in despair ;
I saw, my sins his blood had spilt,
And helped to nail him there.
"I freely all forgive;
I die that thou may'st live."
In all its blackest hue,-
HYMN 304, 8s and 78. 304
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;
I'm a miracle of grace.
Gazing here I'd spend my breath ;
Life deriving from his death.
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.
Away, ye tempters of the mind!
And empty as the whistling wind. 2 Your streams were floating me along,
Down to the gulf of black despair;