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3 (And when we are wounded by sin,
And scarcely a prayer can repeat,
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;
is for ever sure;
My tongue this truth proclaim:
is for ever sure.
And yet my God was good:
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:
For 'twas for sinners spilt:
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.
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.
For wretched, dying men;"
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.
As that which built the skies :
That infinite Unknown?
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;
Shall perish from his sight.
Who stand in Christ complete; Those holy ones shall all appear,
And worship at his feet.
5 In Jesus' image shining bright,
With rapture they adoro
His holy Son he gave; ii Who freely shed atoning blood,
A guilty world to save.
A holy Christ to view;
Their souls grow holy too. 3 In holiness the saints delight,
While here on earth they dwell;
More holiness to feel.
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;
Where all divine perfections meet,
To reconcile rebellious man.
And justice all her rights maintains:
While mercy o'er the guilty reigns. 3 Yes, mercy reigns, and justice too;
In Christ they both harmonious meet:
And now he fills the mercy-seat.
And the amazing depths of grace,
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!
Has all his mightiest works outdone. 3 The spacious earth and spreading flood,
Proclaim the wise, the powerful God;
Sparkle in every rolling star.