« PreviousContinue »
519, 520 THE SCRIPTURES—THE LAW. 519.
“Let fall some handfuls,"_Ruth ii. 16.
Jehovah was her guide;
And she became his bride.] 2 Jesus my Boaz is;
My strength and portion too;
Where I a gleaning go.
What handfuls it contains; What strength and comfort gleaners get,
To recompense their pains.
Ye broken hearts, be strong;
And ye shall glean ere long. 5 Ye gleaners, one and all,
Let Christ be all your song;
And you to him belong.
He cannot let you starve;
At length shall walk at large.] 520. “The law is good if a man use it lawfully."– 1 Tim. i. 8. THE law of the Lord is perfect and good, But cannot afford nor comfort nor food,
'To sinners distressed, o'erwhelmed with fear, ButJesus the blessed can yield them good cheer 2 The sinner may toil with care and with pain,
Some comfort to bring from Sinai's flame, Spend long nights in sorrow, and days in distress, Yet find on the morrow the law doth him curse. 3 Where then can he flee for help or relief?
A. sinner iş he, a rebel in chief: He feels himself guilty, and what can he do? He's unsound and filthy, and no good can show. 4 Thanks be to the Lamb,the great King of kings,
Who comes just in time,& glad tidings brings, Applies peace & pardon, with power from above, The poor soul to gladden, and calls him his love. 5 [These tidings Christ brings, and they reach
the heart; The Spirit he sends his truth to impart; The sweet Spirit seals him a son and an heir, And comforts and cheers hin,& banisheth fear.] 6 Then ravish'd with joy, and o'ercome with love,
[my God, “Abba, Father,” he'll cry, “my Lord and My Friend & my Portion, my Head & my All; Thou art my Salvation from guilt, sin, & thrall." 521.
“Dead to the law."- Gal. ii. 19. Thanks be to my Head, the great King of kings, My life from the dead, the death of my sins; Who took all my woes, and was made sin for me; Who died, and whorosc, and from sin set me free.
2 His Spirit he sent, to soften my heart;
The old veil to rend, and life to impart; To bring me from darkness to light in the Lord, And kill me to Moses, to sin, and the world. 3 Thus I through the law, dead to the law am;
Yet married am I to Jesus the Lamb! This union is sealed, all heaven's agreed; From sin and from Moses I henceforth am freed. 4 My soul, then, rejoice; let Christ be thy song; With heart and with voice, with lip and with
tongue, Before men or angels, sing, Worthy's the Lamb of unceasing praises, for ever. Amen.
Saints freed from Hagar.-Gen. xxi. 9–12.
His comforts from the law,
If this be Zion's rule,
Then unto Hagar's school,
With such shall not be one,
So Abra'm must obey,
And Ishmael send away,
None but the chosen seed
Not one shall e'er possess
The promised land of bliss,
From bondage, guilt, and dread,
Beyond, beyond the grave,
The land of promise have, And live with God eternally. 523,
The Law of Liberty.-James i. 25. THE gospel's the law of the Lamb; My soul of its glories shall sing; With pleasure my tongue shall proclaim The law of my Saviour and King; A sweet law of liberty this; A yoke that is easy and mild; Of love it the precious law is; Unknown unto all but a child. 2 The law of the Spirit of life,
That takes the old yoke from our neck,
For Christ is the substance of it;
'Tis wisdom, 'tis strength, and 'tis love; 'Tis all that a sinner can need, And all that are born from above, By Jesus from Moses are freed. 4 This law is the poor pilgrim's rule; With boldness this truth I'll maintain; Thrice happy's the man, though a fool, That in it can look and remain: This man shall be blest in his deed, For Jesus and he are but one; He'll therefore supply all his need, For ever and ever. Amen. 524.
" Glad Tidings.—Matt. v. 4. THE gospel brings tidings,glad tidingsindeed,
To mourners in Zion, who want to be freed From sin, & from Satan, & Mount Sinai's flame, Good news of salvation, thro' Jesus the Lamb. 2 What sweet invitations the gospel contains,
To men heavy laden with bondage and chains; It welcomes the weary to come and be bless'd With ease from their burdens, in Jesus to rest. 3 For every poor mourner, who thirsts for the
Lord, A fountain is open'd in Jesus the Word; Their poor parched conscience to cool & towash From guilt & pollution,from dead works & dross. 4 A robe is provided, their shame now to hide,
In which none are clothed but Jesus's bride; And though it be costly, yet is the robe free, And all Zion's mourners shall deck'd with it be.