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5 His tender, loving heart
The vilest will embrace;
The Beggar.-Ps. xii. 5; xxxiv. 6. .
Disgraceful and forlorn;
In Satan's image born;
And loud for mercy cries; And mercy, like a river, flows
From Jesus' heart and eyes.
And, with a touch divine,
And makes his face to shine. 4 Himself he binds by oath and blood,
To take the wretch to bliss; Then gives his soul a glimpse of God,
And kills him with a kiss. 5 Salvation unto God belongs!
Amen! we'll bless his name;
We'll still repeat the same
The Beggar's Needs all in Christ.- 1 Sam. ii. 8.
8. 8. 6.
A friendless, helpless wretch indeed,
Yet crave a living store.
Or I must surely die:
They cannot me supply. 3 But though my wants are very great, In Jesus they most richly meet;
With him I've all the rest:
Then I'm completely blest. 4 Source of delight! Fountain of bliss! In thee I all things do possess;
My treasure is divine:
The Prodigal.-Luke xv. 11–24.
Proclaim his love abroad:
And let us all in him rejoice. 2 A sinner, saved by grace,
And God calls him his son,
From Jesus turn'd his face,
And from his Father run:
And brought himself into disgrace. 3 And now in his distress,
A servant he becomes;
Has hired him, it seems:
And husks he now must eat or pine. 4 So off the rebel sets,
And to the herd he goes;
But now he feels his woes:
"My Father's house abounds with bread; 5 Alas! what can I do?
I starving am for want;
And tell him my complaint;
Not worthy to be call'd his son." 6 He said, and off he goes
Towards his Father's house,
Nor any other dress,
Of sin and guilt the very dregs. 7 But O, good news of grace! The Father saw him come,
And, with a smiling face,
He ran to fetch him home: He ran, and fell upon his neck,
And kiss'd him, for his mercy's sake. 8 “Father," the rebel cries,
" I've sinn'd against thy love;"
Bring hither the best robe;
For this my son's alive again. 9 “ Put shoes upon his feet,
And on his hand a ring;
And let us eat and sing;"
11. 8. The Man is blessed who belioves in Christ.-John xiv. 1-3. How blest is the man who in Jesus believes,
And on him can cast all his cares; A righteousness full and complete he receives, That hides all his guilt, sin, and fears.
2 [No creature on earth is more happy than he,
Nor Gabriel himself is more blest; He lives on the bounty of grace, rich and freeA glorious immortal repast.]
3 Whate'er be his lot, while on earth he resides,
His glory can never derart;
He's one in the Lord, and in him he abides, United together in heart.
4 The time is now fixed, and soon it will come,
When Christ will his messenger sendTo fetch him from Meshech, & carry him home;
And then all his sorrows will end.
8. 8. 6.
Mighty to save."-Isa. lxiii. 1. Mighty to save is Christ the Lamb; Let all the saints adore his name,
And make his goodness known; With one accord proclaim abroad, The wonders of their Saviour, God,
Whose blood did once atone.
When Jesus calls him home;
When the set time is come.
A helpless wretch am I;
Nor wings from wrath to fly.]