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2 [Loved from eternity,

And chosen in the Lamb,
The eternal One-in-Three,

Jehovah, Great I AM,
Himself hath bound, by holy ties,

To take them up beyond the skies.] 3 [Peculiar is the grace,

Which makes their bliss secure;
Its beauties none can trace,

Nor know its saving power;
None but this little favour'd few

Can know what endless love can do.] 4 Bought with the blood of Christ,

(Peculiar price indeed!)
Their God becomes their Priest,

And they from sin are freed;
Peculiar must the blessing be,

Which makes insolvent wretches free. 5 Their birth is from above;

Peculiar indeed;
Begotten, not of blood,

But of immortal seed;
From Christ, their Head, their life proceeds,

And to him it most surely leads.] 6 They live, and live to God;

A life that's known by few;
Their Father's staff and rod

Support and comfort too;
Christ is their Life, nor can they die,
For hell can ne'er their Life destroy.

148th.

599.

“But ye are come to Mount Zion."-Heb. xü. 22.
YE sons of God, be wise,
And learn your Father's will;
By faith lift up your eyes

To yonder shining hill:
No smoke, no thunderbolts are there,

Nor wrath, to sink you in despair. 2 [A pleasant mount indeed,

Where God unfolds his grace
To all the chosen seed,

And, with a smiling face,
Speaks peace to every troubled breast,

And bids the weary in him rest.] 3 To worship on this ground,

Is not a legal task,
A solid peace is found,

And faith has all it asks:
There Jesus sits with smiling face,
And rules and reigns the God of grace.

8. 7. 4.

600.

“Mercy and truth are met together."--Ps. lxxxv. 10. Truth and mercy meet together,

Righteousness and peace embrace;
Each perfection of Jehovah,
Meets and shines in Jesus' face;

Here the Father
Can be just, and save by grace.
2 What a field of consolation;

Here no jarring notes are found;

Zion has a full salvation,
And shall all her foes confound:

Each believer
Hath for hope a solid ground.
3 Justice hath no loss sustained;

Truth remains in perfect light;
Not an attribute is stained;
All in one grand cause unite:

Saved sinners
Must and shall in God delight.
4 Here's a cord which can't be broken!

O my soul, with wonder tell;
God himself the word has spoken,
Zion in her Lord shall dwell:

And with Jesus
Live, in spite of earth and hell.
5 [0 ye much-esteemed sinners,

Who in Jesus Christ are found,
Rest assured you shall be winners;

Soon with glory shall be crown'd;

And for ever,

Shall the praise to Christ redound.]
601.

S. M. “Shall we sin because we are not under the law ?"-Rom. vi. 15.

WHAT, then! shall Christians sin,

Because freed from the law ?
Shall sinners, saved by grace divine,

From holiness withdraw?
2 Shall grace seduce the mind,
And lead the soul astray?

And souls, who under grace are found,

Delight to disobey?
3 Great God! forbid the thought!

Preserve thy saints in love!
While pharisees set grace at nought,

Saints shall thy ways approve.
602.

148th.
“Jesus the Author and Finisher of our faith."-Heb. xii. 2.
JESUS the Author is
Of true and living faith;
This blessed grace he gives,

And saves our souls from death;
By faith in him we live, and view

The wonders God alone can do. 2 [The principle of faith

From Jesus we receive;
And all the power it hath,

The Lord the Saviour gave:
'Tis Jesus gives us faith to view

The wonders God alone can do.] 3 'Tis Jesus gives us faith

To fight and overcome;
To vanquish hell and death,

And trust in him alone;
With sweet surprise to sit and view

The wonders God alone can do. 4 Nor death, nor sin, nor hell,

Against this faith can stand
She eyes the Saviour well,
And Jesus holds her hand:

He gives her power to live and view

The wonders God alone can do. 5 Through every trying scene,

Down to the gates of death,
Jehovah will maintain

The life and power of faith;
For death can never keep from view
The wonders God alone can do..

603.

S. M.

Precious Faith.--2 Pet. i. 1

FAITH! 'tis a grace divine,

A gift both rich and free; "Twas grace that made this blessing nine,

From guilt to set me free. 2 The faith of God's elect

Is precious, pure, and good: Such is its power, and its effect,

True faith prevails with God. 3 To Jesus and his blood,

It looks for life and peace; The oaths and promises of God, Its

power and zeal increase. 4 [When saints in darkness roam,

With sin and guilt distress’d, Faith in Christ's righteousness alone

Can set the soul at rest.] 5 Faith lives in spite of hell

And, when the soul's oppress'd With miseries more than tongue can tell, It leans on Jesus' breast.

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