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283. C. M. Steele.
E glittring toys of earth, adieu !
A treasure all divine.
Ye specious bails of sense ;
The Pearl of Price immense!
O name divinely sweet!
Wealth, honour, pleasure meet,
Their boasted stores resign;
For leave to call thee mine.
Of this dear gift possessid,
284. C. M. Mr. $. Deacon.
*O' Bo Rush trae and lasting
Bat where shall he be found?
On this poor barren ground. 2 Jesus, in thee, our eyes bebold
This miracle divine;
There still is warmth in thine.
Is evermore the same :
With an immortal flame.
Have I thy friendship try'd!
Thy friendship has supply'd.] 5 Yea, when I was thine enemy,
And trampled on thy grace;
6 01 may I still thy friendship feel,
And on thy love depend :
285. L. M. Dr. Watts. Various Characters of Christ borrowed from
inanimate Things in Scripture. 1
See in his face what wonders meet!
His worth, his glory, or his grace. 2 [The whole creation can afford
But some faint shadows of my Lord;
Must niingle colours not her own.) 3 [Is he compar'd with wine or bread
Dear Lord'! or souls would thus be fed :
Is bread of life, is heav'nly wine.) 4 Is he a tree? The world receives
Salvation from his healing leaves :
Is David's root and offspring too.] 5 (Is he a rose? Not Sharon yields
Such fragrancy in all her fields;
The valleys bless the rich perfume.)
286. L. M. Dr. Watts. Characters of Christ Continued. 1(Ts Christ a head? Each member lives
The saints below and saints above,
Join'd by his spirit and his love.)
And heal the plague of sin and death:
And cleanse my spotted garments too.) 3 (Is he a fire? He'll purge my drogs:
But the true gold sustains no lon:
4 (Is he a rock? Ilow firm be proves !
The rock of ages never moves;
Attend us all the desert through,)
Till I arrive at Zion's hill.)
Behold the pastures large and green!
287. L. M. Dr. Watts. Characters of Christ continued. 11 ?
Is Christ desigu'd the corner-stone,
Nor fear the plots of hell below.j
Whene'er I pray, I'll turn my face.]
I know the bright, the inorning star.] 4 Is he a sun? His beams are grace,
His course is joy and righteousness : Nations rejoice when he appears To chase their clouds, and dry their tears. 5 O let me try those higher skies, Where storms and darkness never rise! There he displays his pow'r abroad, And shines and reigus th' incarnate God. 6 Nor earth, nor seas, nor sun, nor stars, Nor heav'n, his full resembiance bears; His beauties we can never trace, Till we behold him face to face.
288. L. M. Dr. Watts. The Names and Titles of Christ from several
Nor art nor nature can supply
2 Bright image of the Father's face,
Shining with undiminish'd rays;
The heir and partner of his throne.
Writes his own name upon his thigh;
And breaks the nations with his rod.
The Lamb resents his injur'd love,
And Judah's lion tears the prey.
What winning titles he assumes !
Nor bears those characters in vain. 6 With tender pity in his heart,
He acts the mediator's part ;*
And well fulfils the names be wears.
Divides the rebels from his friends,
289. L. M. Dr. Watts. The Offices of Christ from several Scriptures. 1
That ever men or angels bore:
Or set Immanuel's glory forth.
He takes to teach his heav'uly grace!
What forms of love he bears for me. 3 [The Angel of the Cov'nant' stands
With his commission in his hands,
By thee the joyful tidings came,
or hell subdu'd, and peace with heav'n.) 5 My bright Example and my guide,
I would be walking near thy side ;
o let me never run astray!
Nor follow the forbidden way!
My wand'ring soul amongst his sheep,
290. L. M. Dr. Watts.
Offices of Christ continued. 1
My surety paid the dreadful debt.
I seek no sacrifice beside;
And now it pleads before the throne. 3 My Advocate appears on bigh,
The Father lays his thunder by :
Shall turn my Father's heart away.
Thy sceptre and thy sword I sing;
A joyful snbject at thy feet.
The Capiain of salvation' leads;
Though death and hell obstruct the way. 6 Should death and hell, and pow'rs unknown
Put all their forms of mischiet on,
291. P. M. Dr. Watts.
Offices of Christ. 1
COIN all the glorious names
Of wisdom, love, and pow'r,
That angels ever bore.
Too mean to set the Saviour forth. 2 But, what gentle terms,
What condescending ways
To teach his heav'nly grace!