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He to save my soul from danger,
Interposed his precious blood.
Daily I'm constrained to be!
Bind my wandering heart to thee.
Prone to leave the God I love ;
Seal it from thy courts above.
HYMN 316, C. M. 316
Joy over the Penitent.
I! how divine, how sweet the joy,
When but one sinner turns,
His sin and error mourns ! 2 Pleased with the news, the saints below, mf In songs, their tongues employ;
Beyond the skies the tidings go,
And heaven is filled with joy. 3 Well-pleased, the Father sees, and hears
The conscious sinner's moan; mp
Jesus receives him in his arms,
And claims him for his own. mf 4 Nor angels can their joys contain,
But kindle with new fire: “The sinner lost is found!”— they sing, And strike the sounding lyre.
HYMN 317, L. M. 317
Joy in Heaven for a repenting Sinner. mf 1
CHO can describe the joys that rise,
Through all the courts of Paradise,
To see an heir of glory born ?
The fruit of his eternal love;
The purchase of his agonies.
The holy soul he formed anew,
mf And saints and angels join to sing
The growing empire of their King. 318
HYMN 318, s. M.
The Song of the Saved on Earth.
Where death and darkness reign,
Where we our rest shall gain. mf 2 To Canaan's sacred bound,
We haste with songs of joy, < Where peace and liberty are found,
And sweets that never cloy.
And every conflict's o’er ;
Nor thirst nor hunger inore. mf 4 There, in celestial strains,
Enraptured myriads sing;
For God himself is king. mf 5 We hope to join the throng,
And soon their pleasures share,-
With all the ransomed there. dol 6 How sweet the prospect is !
It cheers the pilgrim's breast;
To our eternal rest.
HYMN 319, L. M.
ASK not wealtlı, nor pomp, nor power,
Nor fleeting pleasures of an hour :
Than all the pride and state of kings. mp 2 One thing I ask ;-Lord! wilt thou hear,
And grant my soul a gift so dear?—
The sweetest token of thy love:
To fear his name, and keep his word;
To lead my feet in paths of truth,
And guide and guard my wandering youth.
My life shall still proclaim thy praise ;
To realms of everlasting day. 320
HYMN 320, H. M.
Renouncing the World.
Come, struggle to be free;
However hard it be:
But cleaves yet closer to the dust.
Ye dearest idols ! fall;
Jesus shall have it all :
But, ah! thou must consent, my heart!
Ye goiden dreams! farewell !
And now I break the spell:
A kind Physician there,
And bid me not despair :
My all I would resign to thee.
And let no idol dare,-
With thee, my Lord! compare :
HYMN 321, 78. 321
Rejoicing in Jesus. f
Sing aloud in Jesus' name;
Triumph in redeeming love.
Beaming in the Saviour's face,
Praise, and bless redeeming love.
Banish all your sinful fears ;
Canceled by redeeming love.
Welcome to his sacred rest!
Nothing but redeeming love.
Strike aloud each joyful string;
Join to praise redeeming love.
When we to his glory come,
HYMN 322, 88 and 78. 322
Joyful Hope. mf i KNOW, my soul! thy full salvation ; 1
Rise o'er sin, and fear and care,
Something still to do or bear:
Think, what Father's smiles are thine ;
Child of heaven! canst thou repine ?
mf 2 Haste thee on from grace to glory,
Armed with faith, and winged with prayer;
God's own hand shall guide thee there :
Soon shall pass thy pilgrim days ;
Hope shall change to glad fruition, mf
Faith to sight, and prayer to praise.
HYMN 323, S. M. 323
Salvation by Grace.
Harmonious to the ear;
And all the earth shall hear. 2 Grace first contrived the way тр
To save rebellious man;
Which drew the wondrous plan.
To tread the heavenly road;
While pressing on to God.
Through everlasting days;
It lays in heaven the topmost stone, mf And well deserves the praise.
HYMN 324, C. M. 324
The sons of God to sin.
Do they perform his will ;
His sweet commands fulfill.
To God, within the veil;
Hence they derive a quickening power, mf And joys that never fail.