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2 Wide as the reach of Satan's rage,
Does thy salvation flow;
The lofty or the low.
The poor may take their share ; No mortal has a just pretence,
To perish in despair.
He'll form your souls anew ;
. HYMN 118. L. M. The Excellency of the Priesthood of Christ. M IDST all the priests of Jewish race,
N Jesus the most illustrious stands :
New joys the wond'ring angels feel,
HYMN 119. L. M.
He whom I fix my hopes upon ; His track I see, and I'll pursue The narrow way till him I view. 2 The way the holy prophets went, The road that leads from banishment, 'The king's highway of holiness I'll go, for all his paths are peace. 3 This is the way I long have sought, And mourn'd because I found it not ; My grief, my burden long has been, Because I could not cease from sin. Ą The more I strove against its pow'r, I sinu'd and stumbled but the more ; Till late I heard my Saviour say, Come hither, soul, “I am the way." 5 Lo! glad I come, and thou, blest Lamb, Shall take me to thee as I am ; Nothing but sin I thee can give, Nothing but love shall I receive. 6 Then will I tell to sinners round What a dear Saviour I have found ; I'll point to thy redeeming blood, And say, " Behold the way to God."
HYMN 120. C. M.
Creatures no help could give ;
He saw, and bade me live. 2 Oh, can I e'er that day forget,
When Jesus kindly spoke! * Poor soul, my blood has paid thy debt,
And now I break thy yoke. 3 “Behold, I take thee for my own,
“ And give myself to thee; “ Forsake the idols thou hast known,
“And yield thyself to me."
And said it would be thine ;
Again with idols join.
And pardon all that's past ? Sure, if I am not made of steel,
I shall relent at last. 6 My tongue, which rashly spake before, · Thy mercy will restrain; Surely I now shall boast no more, Nor censure nor complain. .
I HYMN 121. L. M. The Power of Divine Grace in answer to Prayer.
Ezek. xxxvi. 25-28. 7. THE Lord proclaims his grace abroacl :
1 Behold I change your hearts of stone! Ye shall renouince each idol-god, And serve and praise the Lord alone.
2 My grace, a flowing stream proceeds,
HYMN 122. C. M.
The Leper Healed. Matt. viii. 2, 3. W HEN the poor leper's case I read,
VV My own describ'd I feel; Sin is a leprosy indeed,
Which none but CHRIST can heal. 2 What anguish did my soul endure,
Till hope and patience ceas'd ? The more I strove myself to cure,
The more the plague increas'd. 3 While thus I lay distress d, I saw
The Saviour passing by ; To him, though fill'd with shame and awe,
I rais'd my mournful cry. 4 LORD, thou canst heal me if thou wilt,
Oh, pity to me shew;
Oh, cleanse my lep'rous soul from guilt,
My filthy heart renew. 5 He heard, and with a gracious look,
Pronounc'd the healing word ; "I will-be clean," and while he spoke,
I felt my heart restor’d. 8 Come, sinners, seize the present hour,
The Saviour's grace to prove ; He can relieve, for he is pow'r ; He will, for he is love.
HYMN 123. L. M.
Barrenness and Indwelling Sin. T ORD, I'm defil'd in ev'ry part,
1. Barren my life, and cold my heart, - Yet sometimes through thy sov'reign grace,
I catch a glimpse at Jesu's face.
HYMN 124. C. M.
The Power of Paith. TAITH adds new charms to earthly bliss, T And saves me from its snares; Its aid in every duty brings,
And softens all my cares : 2 Extinguishes the thirst of sin,
And lights the sacred fire,