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3 (And when we are wounded by sin,

And scarcely a prayer can repeat,
The mercy that heals us again,

Is mercy transportingly sweet.] 4 What though in the furnace we fall,

Free mercy the Saviour proclaims; Free mercy

in Jesus we call, And glorify God in the flames. 5 For mercy upholding we pray;

For mercy confirming aspire;
And mercy will bear us away
To God and the glorified choir.
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8. 6.8.
The Everlasting Mercy of God.-Ps. cxxxvi.
God's
mercy

is for ever sure;
Eternal is his name:
His mercy is for ever sure:
As long as life and speech endure,

My tongue this truth proclaim:
His
mercy

is for ever sure.
2 I basely sinn'd against his love,

And yet my God was good:
His mercy is for ever sure:
His favour nothing could remove,

For I was bought with blood: His mercy is for ever sure. 3 [That precious blood atones all sin,

And fully clears from guilt:

This hymn, and also the 108th, may be sung as Common Meter by ornitting the third and last

lines of each verse

His mercy is for ever sure:
It makes the foulest sinner clean,

For 'twas for sinners spilt:
His
mercy

is for ever sufe.] 4 He raised me from the lowest state,

When hell was my desert: His mercy

is for ever sure: I broke his law, and, worse than that,

Alas! I broke his heart! His mercy is for ever sure. 5 My soul, thou hast, let what will ail,

A never-changing Friend: His mercy is for ever sure: When brethren, friends, and helpers fail,

On Him alone depend: His mercy

is for ever sure.

14.

C.M.

WATTS. The Faithfulness of God.-Ps. Ixxxix. 1-8; Numb. xxiii. 19. BEGIN, my tongue, some heavenly theme,

And speak some boundless thing; The mighty works, or mightier name,

Of our eternal King. 2 Tell of his wondrous faithfulness,

And sound his power abroad; Sing the sweet promise of his grace,

And the performing God.
3 Proclaim, “Salvation from the Lord,

For wretched, dying men;"
His hand has writ the sacred word
With an immortal pen.

C.M.

4 [Engraved, as in eternal brass,

The mighty promise shines; Nor can the powers

of darkness raze Those everlasting lines.] 5 He that can dash whole worlds to death,

And make them when he please, He speaks, and that almighty breath

Fulfils his great decrees.
6 His every word of grace is strong

As that which built the skies :
The voice that rolls the stars along
Speaks all the promises.
15.

WATTS, &o.
The Holiness of God.-Ps. oxi. 9; cxlv. 17.
How shall I praise the eternal God,

That infinite Unknown?
Who can ascend his high abode,

Or venture near his throne ? 2 Heaven's brightest lamps,with him compared,

How mean they look, and dim! The holy angels have no spots,

Yet can't compare with him. 3 Holy is he in all his works,

And truth is his delight;
But sinners, and their wicked ways,

Shall perish from his sight.
4 None but his favourites may draw near,

Who stand in Christ complete; Those holy ones shall all appear,

And worship at his feet.

BURNHAM.

5 In Jesus' image shining bright,

With rapture they adoro
The holy, holy, holy Lord,
In glory evermore.
16.

C. M.
The Holiness of the Three-One God. Rev. iv. 8; 2 Tim. 1. 9
The Father is a holy God;

His holy Son he gave; ii Who freely shed atoning blood,

A guilty world to save.
2 The Spirit brings the chosen race

A holy Christ to view;
And while by faith they see his face,

Their souls grow holy too. 3 In holiness the saints delight,

While here on earth they dwell;
By faith they wrestle day and night,

More holiness to feel.
4 The Holy Spirit leads them on,

His holy truth to know; Inscribes his laws in every son,

And works obedience too. 5 He makes them feel the cleansing grace,

That flows through Jesus' blood;
Unites in love the holy race ,
The new-born sons of God.
17.

L. M.
The Harmony of the Perfections of God.-Ps. lxxxv. 2–13
O LOVE, beyond conception great,
That form'd the vast, stupendous plan,

TUCKER,

Where all divine perfections meet,

To reconcile rebellious man.
2 There wisdom shines in fullest blaze,

And justice all her rights maintains:
Astonish'd, angels stoop to gaze,

While mercy o'er the guilty reigns. 3 Yes, mercy reigns, and justice too;

In Christ they both harmonious meet:
He paid to justice all its due,

And now he fills the mercy-seat.
4 Such are the wonders of our God,

And the amazing depths of grace,
To save from wrath's vindictive rod
The chosen sons of Adam's race.

18.

L. M

WATTS. Glory and Grace in the Person of Christ.-2 Cor. iv. 6; Ps. xcviii. 1 Now to the Lord a noble song! Awake, my soul; awake, my tongue! Hosanna to the eternal name,

And all his boundless love proclaim! 2 See where it shines in Jesus' face,

The brightest image of his grace!
God, in the person of his Son,

Has all his mightiest works outdone. 3 The spacious earth and spreading flood,

Proclaim the wise, the powerful God;
And thy rich glories, from afar,

Sparkle in every rolling star.
4 But in his looks a glory stands,
The noblest labour of thy hands:

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