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Turn us, Lord, from self away,

And from Jesus send supplies. 4 Every burden'd soul relieve,

Wipe away the mourner's tears;
Help them fully to believe,
And on thee to cast their cares.
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“There is forgiveness with thee."-Psalm cxxx. 4.
FORGIVENESS! 'tis a joyful sound
To malefactors doom'd to die;
Lord, may this bliss in me be found,

May I redeeming grace enjoy.
2 'Tis the rich gift of love divine,

'Tis full, out-measuring every crime; Unclouded shall its glories shine,

And feel no change by changing time. 3 O'er sins unnumber'd as the sand,

And like the mountains for their size,
The seas of sovereign grace expand,

The seas of sovereign grace arise.
4 For this stupendous love of heaven,

What grateful nonours shall we show?
Where much transgression is forgiven,
May love in equal ardour glow.

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“Unto you which believe he is precious."—1 Peter ii. 7. Exceeding precious is my Lord;

His love divinely free!
And his dear name does health afford,

To sickly souls like me.

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2 lt cheers a debtor's gloomy face,

And breaks his prison door;
It brings amazing stores of grace

To feed the gospel poor.
3 And if with lively faith we view

His dying toil and smart;
And hear him say, “ It was for you!".

This breaks the stony heart.
4 A heavenly joy his words convey;

The bowels strangely move;
We blush, and melt, and faint away,

O'erwhelmed with his love.
5 In such sweet posture let me lie,

And wet thy feet with tears,
Till, join'd with saints above the sky,
I tune my harp with theirs.

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“God hath revealed them unlo us by his Spirit."-1 Cor. ii 10.
GREAT God, how deep thy councils lie;

Supreme in power art thou;
All things to thy omniscient eye,

Are one eternal now. 2 Thy thoughts of peace to Israel's race,

From everlasting flow'd;
And when thou hid’st thy lovely face,

Thou still art Israel's God.
8 In ties of blood, and nothing less,

We claim thee as our own;
And God the eternal Spirit bless,
Who makes the kindred known.

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4 Long as the covenant shall endure,

Made by the great Three-One,
Salvation is for ever sure,
To every blood-bought son.
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8. 7. 4, “I have chosen thee in the furnace of affliction,"-Isa, xlvii. 10. Sons of God, in tribulation,

Let your eyes the Saviour view; He's the Rock of our salvation, He was tried and tempted too:

All to succour Every tempted, burden'd son. 2 Tis, if need be, he reproves us,

Lest we settle on our lees; Yet he in the furnace loves us, 'Tis express'd in words like these:

“ I am with thee,
Israel, passing through the fire."
3 To his church, his joy and treasure,

Every trial works for good;
They are dealt in weight and measure,

Yet how little understood:

Not in anger,

But from his dear covenant love. 4 If to-day he deigns to bless us

With a sense of pardon'd sin,
Perhaps to morrow he'll distress us,
Make us feel the plague within;

All to make us
Sick of self, and fond of him.

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“He healeth the broken in heart."--Ps. oxlvii. 3.
JESUS heals the broken-hearted;
O how sweet that sound to me!
Once beneath my sin he smarted,

Groan'd and bled to set me free.
2 By his sufferings, death, and merits;

By his Godhead, blood, and pain;
Broken hearts, or wounded spirits,

Are at once made whole again.
3 Broken by the law's loud thunder,

To the cross for refuge flee;
O’er his pungent sorrows ponder,

'Tis his stripes that healeth thee. 4 Oil and wine to heal and cherish,

Jesus still to Israel gives;
Nor shall e'er a sinner perish,
Who in his dear name believes.
In his righteousness confiding,
Shelter'd safe beneath his wing;
Here they find a sure abiding,

And of covenant mercy sing.
6 Seek, my soul, no other healing,

But in Jesus' balmy blood;
He, beneath the Spirit's sealing,
Stands thy great High Priest with God.
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8. 7. 4. “ To the uttermost."-Heb. vii. 25. ALL-SUFFICIENT is our Jesus, Though our sins are black as hell;

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From pollution he can raise us,
Or from nature's deepest cell:

He on Calvary
Cancell'd all his people's sin.
2 Weeping saint, forget thy mourning,

Why cast down, or troubled so?
To the cross thy eyes be turning,
See what healing virtues flow:

Christ exalted,
Is the hope of Israel now.
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Pleading for Pardon.
Show pity, Lord; O Lord, forgive!
Let a repenting rebel live;
Are not thy mercies large and free?
May not a sinner trust in thee?
2 My crimes are great, but don't surpass

The power and glory of thy grace;
Great God! thy nature hath no bound,

Se let thy pardoning love be found. 3 O wash my soul from every sin,

And make my guilty conscience clean;
Here on my heart the burden lies,

And past offences pain my eyes.
4 My lips with shame my sins confess,

Against thy law, against thy grace;
Lord, should thy judgments grow severe,

I am condemn'd, but thou art clear. 5 Should sudden vengeance seize my breath,

I must pronounce thee just in death;

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