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HYMN 298, C. P. M. 298

The New Birth. mf 1

My soul in bonds of guilt I found, P

And knew not where to go: mf One solemn truth increased my pain,

The sinner “must be born again,"

Or sink to endless woe.
2 I heard the law its thunders roll,
While guilt lay heavy on my soul,-

A vast oppressive load:
All creature aid I saw was vain
The sinner “must be born again,"

Or drink the wrath of God.
mf 3 The saints I heard with rapture tell-

How Jesus conquered death and hell,

To bring salvation near:
Yet still I found this truth remain,-

The sinner. 6 must be born again,

Or sink in deep despair. mp4 But, while I thus in anguish lay,

The bleeding Saviour passed that way,

My bondage to remove:

The sinner, once by justice slain, mf Now by his grace is born again,

And sings redeeming love.

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HYMN 299, L. M. 299

God, the Portion of the Soul.
af 1 Far from thy fold, O God! my feet

Once moved in error's devious maze;
Nor found religious duties sweet,

Nor sought thy face, nor loved thy ways.
2 With tenderest voice, thou bad'st ine flee

The paths, which thou couldst ne'er approve; And gently drew my soul to thee,

With cords of sweet eternal love.

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3 Now to thy footstool, Lord! I fly,

And low in self-abasement fall;
A vile, a helpless worm, am I,

And thou, my God l art all in all.
4 Dearer-far dearer to my heart,

Than all the joys that earth can give;
From fame, from wealth, from friends I'd part,

Beneath thy countenance to live.

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HYMN 300, 8s and 78. 300

Taking up the Cross.
JESUS! I my cross have taken,

All to leave, and follow thee;
Naked, poor, despised, forsaken,

Thou, from hence, my all shalt be;
Perish every fond ambition,-

All I've sought, or hoped, or known!
Yet how rich is my condition, -

God and heaven are still my own!
2 Let the world despise and leave me;

They have left my Saviour, too;
Human hearts and looks deceive me:-

Thou art not, like them, untrue;
Oh! while thou dost smile upon me,

God of wisdom, love and might!
mf Foes may hate, and friends disown me;-

Show thy face, and all is bright.
3 Perish, earthly fame and treasure?

Come, disaster, scorn, and pain!
In thy service, pain is pleasure;

With thy favor, life is gain : тр

Oh! 't is not in grief to harm me,

While thy love is left to me;
Oh! 't were not in joy to charm me,

Were that joy unmixed with thee.

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HYMN 301, 8s, 7s and 4.

The Surrender.

mf 1 WELCOME, welcome, dear Redeemer!

Lord! I make a full surrender,

Every power and thought be thine ;
Thine entirely,

Through eternal ages thine.

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mf 2 Known to all to be thy mansion,

Earth and hell will disappear;
Or in vain attempt possession,

When they find the Lord is near:f" Shout, O Zion!

Shout, ye saints ! the Lord is here.


HYMN 302, 78. 302

Love to the Saints. .
PEOPLE of the living God!

I have sought the world around, mp

Paths of sin and sorrow trod,

Peace and comfort no where found;

Now to you my spirit turns -тр

Turns, a fugitive unblest;
Brethren! where your altar burns,

Oh! receive me into rest.

2 Lonely, I no longer roam,

Like the cloud, the wind, the wave;
Where you dwell shall be my home,

Where you die shall be my grave:
Mine the God whom you adore,

Your Redeemer shall be mine;
Earth can fill my soul no more,–

Every idol I resign.

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HYMN 303, C. M. 303

Subducd by the Cross.
1 IN evil, long I took delight,

Till a new object struck my sight,

And stopped my wild career.
2 I saw one hanging on a tree,

In agonies and blood;
He fixed his languid eyes on me,

As near his cross I stood.

3 Oh! never, till my latest breath,

Shall I forget that look;
It seemed to charge me with his death,

Though not a word he spoke.
4 My conscience felt and owned the guilt,

It plunged me in despair;


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I saw, my sins his blood had spilt,

And helped to nail him there.
5 A second look he gave, that said,

“I freely all forgive;
This blood is for thy ransom paid, -

I die that thou may'st live.”
6 Thus, while his death my sin displays,

In all its blackest hue-
Such is the mystéry of grace,-
It seals my pardon too.

HYMN 304, 8s and 7s. 304

WEET the moments, rich in blessing,

Which before the cross I spend !
Life, and health, and peace possessing,

From the sinner's dying Friend. 2 Here I'll sit, for ever viewing mp Mercy streaming in his blood ;

Precious drops! my soul bedewing,

Plead and claim my peace with God. 3 Here it is I find my heaven,

While upon the cross I gaze;
Love I much? I've much forgiven,--

I'm a miracle of grace.
4 Love and grief my heart dividing,

Gazing here I'd spend my breath;
Constant still in faith abiding: -

Life deriving from his death.
5 Lord! in ceaseless contemplation,

Fix my heart and eyes on thine,

Till I taste thy whole salvation, mf Where, unveiled, thy glories shine.

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HYMN 305, L. M. 305

Parting with carnal Joys. 1 I

SEND the joys of earth away,

Away, ye tempters of the mind!
False as the smooth, deceitful sea,

And empty as the whistling wind.
2 Your streams were floaüing me along,

Down to the gulf of black despair;


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And, while I listened to your song,

Your streams had e'en conveyed me there. 3 Lord! I adore thy matchless grace,

That warned me of that dark abyss; That drew me from those treacherous seas,

And bade me seek superior bliss. mf 4. Now, to the shining realms above,

I stretch my hands, and glance mine eyes;
Oh! for the pinions of a dove,

To bear me to the upper skies.
5 There, from the bosom of my God,

Oceans of endless pleasure roll;
There would I fix my last abode,

And drown the sorrows of my soul.


HYMN 306, S. M. 306

Rejoicing. mf 1 Now let our voices join

To raise a sacred song;
Ye pilgrims ! in Jehovah's ways,

With music pass along. dol 2 See-flowers of paradise,

In rich profusion, spring;
The sun of glory gilds the path,

And dear companions sing.
3 See-Salem's golden spires,

In beauteous prospect, rise ;
And brighter crowns than mortals wear,

Which sparkle through the skies.
4 All honor to his name,

Who marks the shining way,
To him, who leads the pilgrims on

To realms of endless day.

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HYMN 307, C. M. 307

Salvation welcomed.
mf 1 CALVATION! Oh! the joyful sound;

'Tis pleasure to our ears ;
A sovereign balm for every wound,

A cordial for our fears.
2 Buried in sorrow and in sin,

At hell's dark door we lay;

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