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My heart thy wonders shall proclaim,
And spread its banners to thy name.
In Christ I view a store divine:
My Father, all that store is thine;
By thee prepard, by thee bestow'd;

Hail to my Savivar, and my God i 3 Condemm'l, thy criminal I stood,

And awful Justice ask'd my blood;
That welcoine Saviour, from thy throne

Brought righteousness and parron down. 4 My soul was all o'erspread with sin,

And lo! his grace hath niade me clean;
He rescues from th' infernal foe

And full redeription will bestow.
5 Ye saints, assist my grateful tongue:

Ye angels warble back my song:
For love like this demands the praise
or heav'nly harps, and endless days.

264. P. M. Mr. John Fawcett. Peace in Jesus Christ. John xvi. 33. 'HS

TOW sweet is the voice of Jesus our Lord!

Come, let us rejoice, believing his word; While sinners shall ever be toss'd like the seas, Believers shall never want comfort and peace. & Afflictions attend your pilgrimage here, But I am your friend, then what should you fearl The world may distress you, and Satan may ! caze But still I will bless you with comfort and peace. 3 Your peace to obtain, my blood has been shed I suffered pain and death in your stead; By bleeding and dying, I gaind your release, And on me relying, your souls shall have peace. 4 My gospel reveals the gift I impart; The Conforter seals the truth in your heart; The word I have spoken your conscience shall ease I give you my token, that ye might have peace 5 Take heed of the shares of mischief and strife, Distractions and cares respecting this life; Be constantly trying your maker to please, And, living or dying, in me you have peace.

265. C. M. Dr. Watts. Christ's Compassion to the Weak and Temptah Heb. iv, 15, 16. and v. 7. Matt. xii. 20.

ITH joy we meditate the grace

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His heart is made of tenderness,

His bowels melt with love. 2 Touch'd with a sympathy within, He knows what sore temptations mean,

For he has felt the same.
3 Bat spot.ess, innocent, and pare,

The great Redeemer stood,
While Satan's fiery darts he bore,'

And did resist to blood.
4 He, in the days of feeble flesh,

Pour'd out his cries and tears,
And in his measure feels afresh

What ev'ry member bears, 5 (He'll never

quench the smoking flax,
But raise it to a flame;
The bruised reed he never breaks,

Nor scorns the meanest name.) 6 Then let our humble faith address

His mercy and his pow'r,
We shall obtain delivering grace
In the distressing hour.

266. C. M. Dr. Doddridge. Christ precious to the Believer. 1 Pet. il. 7.

JESUS mesove the charming name,
Fain would I sound it out so loud,

That all the earth might bear.
2 Yes, thou art precious to my soul,

My transport, and my trust : Jewels to thee are gaudy toys, 2

And gold is sordid dust.
3 All my capacious pow'rs can wish

In thee most richly meet;.
Nor to my eyes is light so dear,

Nor friendship half so sweet.
4 Thy grace still dwells upon my heart,

And sheds its fragrance there;
The noblest balm of all my wounds,

The cordial of my fear.
5 I'll speak the honours of thy pame

With my last lab'ring breath;
Then, speechless, clasp thee in my arms,

My joy in life and death.

267. C. M. Desire of all Nations. Hag. ii. 7. 1 IN Fhon Tokenscherince of Grace! For thy unrivall'd beauties shine

With never-fading rays.
2 Sinners from earth's remotest end

Come bending at thy feet;
To thee their songs and vows ascend,

In thee their wishes meet.
3 Thy name, as precious ointment shed,

Delights the church around,
Sweetly the sacred odours spread,

Through all Immanuel's ground.
4 Thoa art their triumph and their joy,

They find their all in thee;
Thy glories will their tongues employ
To all eternity.

268. L. M. Dr. Watts. Christ's Invitation to Sinners; or, Humility

and Pride. Matt. xi. 28-30. 1" NOME hither, all ye weary souls, " I'll give you rest from all your toils,

“And raise yon to my heav'nly home. 2“ They shall find rest that learn of me

« I'm of a meek and lowly mind; " But passion rages like the sea,

“ And pride is restless as the wind. 3" Bless'd is the man whose shoulders take

“ My yoke, and bear it with delight; “ My yoke is easy to his neck,

“ My grace shall make the burden light." 4 Jesus, we come at thy command;

With faith and hope, and humble zeal,
Resign our spirits to thy hand,
To mould and guide us at thy will,

269. L. M. Dr. Watts.
Christ, or Wisdom, obeyed or resisted.

Prov. viii. 3136. 1 his word THUS saith the wisdom of the Lord, " Keeps daily watch before my gates, " And at my feet for mercy waits.

2 * The soul that seeks me shall obtain

« Iinmortal wealth and heav'nly gain ;
" Immortal life is his reward,
“ Life, and the favour of the Lord.
« But the vile wretch that flies from me,
“ Doth his own soul an injury;
" Fools that against my grace rebel,
" Seek death, and love the road to hell."

270. L. M. Steele.

Our Example.. John xiii. 15. '!

Such let our conversation be; The serpent blending with the dove,

Wisdom and meek simplicity; 2 Whene'er the angry passions rise,

And tempt our thoughts or tongues to strife, To Jesus let us lift our eyes,

Bright pattern of the christian life! 3 O how benevolent and kind!

How mild! how ready to forgive! Be this the temper of our mind,

And these the rnles by which we live. 4 To do his heav'nly Father's will,

Wys kis employment and delight: Humility and holy zeal

Shone through his life divinely bright! 3 Dispensing good where'er he came,

The labours of his life were love; ol if we love the Saviour's name,

Let his divine example move! 6 Thy fair cxample may we trace,

To teach us what we ought to be; Make us, by thy transforming, grace, Dear Saviour, daily more like thee

271. L. M. Dr. Watts.

The Example of Christ. "in

Y dear Redeemer and my Lord! But

in thy life the law appears
Drawn out in living characters.
2 Such was thy truth, and such thy zeal,

Such def'rence to thy father's will,
Such love, and meekness so divine,
I wonin transcribe and make them mine.

3 Cold mountains and the midnight air,

Witness'd the fervonr of thy pray'r ;
The desert thy temptations knew,

Thy conflict and thy victory too.
4 Be thou my pattern; make me bear

More of thy gracious image here;
Then God the judge shall own my name
Amongst the follow'rs of the Lamb.

FIGURATIVE REPRESENTATIONS

OP
JESUS CHRIST.

272. C. M. Dr. Watts.
Christ the Foundation of the Church.

Psalm cxviii. 22, 23. 1

BeWhich doen innefonndation stone,
To build our heav'nly hopes upon,

And his eternal praise !
2 Chosen of God, to sinners dear,

And saints adore the name;
They trust their whole salvation here,

Nor shall they suffer shame.
3 The foolish builders, scribe, and priest,

Reject it with disdain ;
Yet on this rock the church shall rest,

And envy rage in vain.
4 What though the gates of hell withstood,

Yet must this building rise;
Tis thy own work, Almighty God!
And wondrous in our eyes.

273. S. M. Dr. Watts. The same, or an Hosanna for the Lord's Day,

Psalm cxviii. 22-27. 1 EE what a living stone

!
Yet God hath built his church thereon,

In spite of envious Jews.
The scribe and apgry priest

Reject thine only Son;
Yet on this rock shall Zion rest,

As the chief corner-stone.

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