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2 Thus flames the mount! and round the earth, Thunder, and fire, and vengeance flings, But Jesus, thy dear gasping breath, And Calvary say gentler things. 3 “ Pardon, and grace, and boundless love, « Streaming along a Saviour's blood, “ And life, and joys, and crowns above, “ Obtain'd by a dear bleeding God.” 4 Hark, how he prays (the charming sound Dwells on his dying lips) · forgive ;' And every groan and gaping wound Cries ' Father, let the rebels live.' 5 Go, ye that rest upon the law, And toil and seek salvation there, Look to the flame that Moses saw, And shrink, and tremble, and despair. 6 But I'll retire beneath the cross, Saviour, at thy dear feet I'll lie ; And, the keen sword that Justice draws, Flaming and red shall pass me by.
HYMN 32. C. M. Harmony of the Divine Perfections. SALVATION! what a glorious plan;
How suited to our needs! The grace that raises fallen man,
Our highest praise exceeds. 2 'Twas wisdom form'd the vast design,
To ransom us when lost; And love's unfathomable mine
Provided all the cost. 3 Strict justice with approving look,
The holy cov’nant seal'd ;
And truth and pow'r both undertook
The whole should be fulfill’d.
In all their glory shone ;
And dy'd to save his own.
Are equally display'd;
Our advocate and head.
Most hateful and abhor'd ;
HYMN 33. L. M.
Col. i. 16. and Eph. iii. 9, 10.
5 Mortals, with joy behold his face,
HYMN 34. Sevens.
Praise for the Incarnation. SWEETER sounds than music knows,
Charm me in Emmanuel's name ; All her hopes my spirit owes
To his birth, and cross, and shame. 2 When be came, the angels sung,
“Glory be to God on high ;" Lord, unloose my st ramm’ring tongue,
Who shall louder sing than I? 3 Did the LORD a man become,
That he might the law fulfil, Bleed and suffer in my room,
Canst thou then, my tongue, be still? 4 No, I must my praises bring,
Though they worthless are and weak ; For should I refuse to sing,
Sure the very stones would speak. 5 O my Saviour, Shield, and Sun,
Shepherd, Brother, glorious Friend ; Ev'ry precious name in one,
I will love thee without end,
HYMN 35. C. M.
Atonement and Sanctification:
How obstinate our will !
Such rebels reconcild?
To make the foe a child ? 3 Yes, grace has found the wond'rous means:
Which shall effectual prove ;
And teach our hearts to love. 4 Jesus for us a ransom paid,
And dy'd that we might live ; His blood a full atonement made,
And cry'd aloud, FORGIVE.
To bring us home to God;
And trample on his blood.
The Saviour's work and worth: Then the hard heart begins to feel
A new and heavenly birth. y Thus bought with blood, and born again;
Redeem'd and sav'd by grace ; Rebels, in God's own house obtain
A son's and daughter's place:
HYMN 36. L. M.
The Gospel of Christ. Mon in the gospel of his Son,
U Makes his eternal counsels known: 'Tis here his richest mercy shines, And truth is drawn in fairest lines. 2 Here sinners of an humble frame, May taste his grace and learn his name ; 'Tis writ in characters of blood, Severely just, immensely good. 3 Here, Jesus in ten thousand ways, His soul-attracting charms displays ! Recounts his poverty and pains, And tells his love in melting strains. 4 Wisdom its dictates here imparts, To form our minds, to cheer our hearts ; Its influence makes the sinner live, And bids the drooping saint revive. 5 Our raging passion it controls, And comfort yields to contrite souls ; It brings a better world in view, And guides us all our journey through. 6 May this blest volume ever lie Close to my heart and near my eye, 'Till life's last hour my soul engage, And be my chosen heritage.
HYMN 37. As 148th Psa.
The gladly solemn sound !
To earth's remotest bound;