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My heart thy wonders shall proclaim,
Hail to my Savivar, and my God i 3 Condemm'l, thy criminal I stood,
And awful Justice ask'd my blood;
Brought righteousness and parron down. 4 My soul was all o'erspread with sin,
And lo! his grace hath niade me clean;
And full redeription will bestow.
Ye angels warble back my song:
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
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.
The great Redeemer stood,
And did resist to blood.
Pour'd out his cries and tears,
What ev'ry member bears, 5 (He'll never
quench the smoking flax,
Nor scorns the meanest name.) 6 Then let our humble faith address
His mercy and his pow'r,
266. C. M. Dr. Doddridge. Christ precious to the Believer. 1 Pet. il. 7.
JESUS mesove the charming name,
That all the earth might bear.
My transport, and my trust : Jewels to thee are gaudy toys, 2
And gold is sordid dust.
In thee most richly meet;.
Nor friendship half so sweet.
And sheds its fragrance there;
The cordial of my fear.
With my last lab'ring breath;
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.
Come bending at thy feet;
In thee their wishes meet.
Delights the church around,
Through all Immanuel's ground.
They find their all in thee;
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,
269. L. M. Dr. Watts.
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 ;
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
Such def'rence to thy father's will,
3 Cold mountains and the midnight air,
Witness'd the fervonr of thy pray'r ;
Thy conflict and thy victory too.
More of thy gracious image here;
272. C. M. Dr. Watts.
Psalm cxviii. 22, 23. 1
BeWhich doen innefonndation stone,
And his eternal praise !
And saints adore the name;
Nor shall they suffer shame.
Reject it with disdain ;
And envy rage in vain.
Yet must this building rise;
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
In spite of envious Jews.
Reject thine only Son;
As the chief corner-stone.