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Free Grace.-Rom. iii. 24.

Took my place and vengeance bore,

Me to save for evermore.
4 Death, nor hell, nor world, nor sin,

Foes without, nor foes within,
Ever can my soul destroy:
I am saved eternally.

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Is Jesus my Saviour, my Husband, and Friend,
And my Elder Brother, who loves to the end?
Then of him, with pleasure, for ever I'll sing;
He is my rich treasure, my God, and my King

2 His love he fix'd on me before time began, Nor will he take from me the love he had then; Determined to save me, he bore all my guilt; And rather than lose me his own blood he spilt. 578.

The same.- Rom. v. 6, 8, 9.
FREE grace is the theme of my song;
A subject divinely sublime:
Though weak in myself, yet I'm strong,
For Jehovah-Jesus is mine.
He's mine, and with pleasure I see,
We both are united in one;
And such is my Jesus to me,
I never can from him be torn.
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The Love of God to his people.—Jer. xxxi. 3.
SALVATION! O my soul, rejoice;
Salvation is of God:

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He speaks, and that almighty voice,

Proclaims his grace abroad. 2 How wonderful, how grand the plan!

All Deity's engaged
To rescue rebel, ruin'd man,

From Satan's power and rage. 3 The Father loved us ere we fell,

And will for ever love;
Nor shall the powers of earth or hell

His love from Zion move. 4 'Twas love that moved him to ordain

A Surety just and good;
And on his heart inscribe the name

Of all for whom he stood.
5 Nor is the Surety short of love:

He loves beyond degree;
No less than love divine could move

The Lord to die for me.
6 And O what love the Spirit shows;

When Jesus he reveals To men oppress'd with sin and woes,

He all their sorrows heals. 7 The Three-in-One and One-in-Three,

In love for ever rest;
And Zion shall in glory be,

And with his love be bless'd.
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8. 8.6.

Sinners married to Christ. Jer. iii. 14.

My soul with holy wonder views
The love the Lord the Saviour shows
To wretched, dying man;

So strange, so boundless is his grace,
He takes the vilest of our race,

With him to live and reign.
2 He'll charm them with a holy kiss,
And make them know what union is;

He'll draw them to his breast:
A smiling eye upon them cast,
Which brings them to his feet in haste,
Each singing,

“ I am blest!
3 “ I'm blest, I'm blest, for ever blest;
My rags are gone, and I am dress'd

In garments white as snow;
I'm married to the Lord the Lamb,
Whose beauties I can ne'er explain,
Nor half his glory show."

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Christ makes known his love to his Spouse.—John xiv. 21.
l'll speak forth the love of my Lord,
His praises my tongue shall employ;
He bought me with his precious blood,

Nor Gabriel is loved more than I: Though pure, he for me was made sin; Though rich, he for me became poor; Though free, yet a debtor brought in;

For me he has paid the long score. 2 [These truths to my heart he proclaim'd,

When helpless I stood and distress'd,
When I at the bar was arraign'd,
With law, sin, and terrors oppress'd;
No hand to my help did appear;
The witness against me was true;

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Which filld me with horror and fear Till Jesus, my Lord, came in view.] 3 He saw me distress'd, and he said,

“ Fear not, I procured thy discharge;
I'm Jesus who live, and was dead,
And now will I set thee at large."
Not one in the court did object,
But all gave a smile when he spoke;
He then took the yoke off my neck,
And ravish'd my soul with his look.
4 What joy fill'd my soul, who can tell?

But surely I ne'er shall forget;
My Jesus has all things done well,
And therefore his love I'll repeat:
To him all the glory belongs;
My soul shall speak well of his name;
He now is the theme of

my songs,
And shall be for ever the same.

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8. 7. 4. The Love of Christ immeasurable.Jno. jii. 16. High beyond imagination

Is the love of God to man;
Far too deep for human reason;
Fathom that it never can:

Love eternal,
Richly dwells in Christ the Lamb.
2 Love like Jesus' none can measure,

Nor can its dimensions know; 'Tis a boundless, endless river, And its waters freely flow:

O ye thirsty, Come and taste its streams below. 3 Jesus loved, and loves for ever,

Zion on his heart does dwell;
He will never, never, never
Leave his church a prey to hell:

All is settled,
And my soul approves it well.

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8. 7. 4.

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" I lay down my life for the sheep."-John x. 15, O my soul, admire and wonder;

Jesus lived and died for thee;
He has broke the bands asunder,
And from bondage set thee free:

Sweet deliverance,
Jesus Christ has wrought for me.
2 [I a slave to sin and Satan

Once did live, and liked it well, But the God of my salvation, Died to save my soul from hell:

Precious Saviour, Let me ever with thee dwell.] 3 All the debts I had contracted,

He, in mercy, call’d his own;
And, lest I should be neglected,
Drew me near his gracious throne;

Paid all charges,
Then, and for the time to come.
4 Soon I hope to see his glory,
And, with all the saints above,

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