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13 The more thro'grace myself I know,
The more inclin'd I am to bow O DEAREST Lord, take thou my In faith beneath thy cross, heart !
To trust in thy atoning blood, Where can such sweetness be, And look to thee for ev'ry good, As I have tasted in thy love,
Yea, count all earthly gain but loss. As I have found in thee! 2 If there's a fervor in
329. T. 90. And fervor sure there is,
THOU hidden Source of calm repose! It shall be quite at thy control,
Thou all-sufficient love divine ! To serve thee only rise.
My help and refuge from my foes, 3 'Tis vain in earthly things for bliss Secure I am, for thou art mine :
To seek, none can be found, Thou art my fortress, strength, and Till Jesus Christ our object is ;
tow'r, In him true joys abound.
My trust and portion evermore. 4 'Tis heav'n on earth to taste his love, 2 Jesus, my All in all thou art, To feel his quick’ning grace;
My rest in toil, my ease in pain, And all the bliss I seek above, The balm to heal my broken heart, Is to behold his face.
In storms my peace, in loss my gain;
My joy beneath the tyrant's frown, 327. T. 14.
In shame my glory, and my crown. 'TIS heav'n on earth by faith to see
3 In want, my plentiful supply, Thy face, my gracious Lord;
In weakness, my almighty pow'r: The noblest, most substantial joys
In bonds, my perfect liberty, Thy cheering smiles afford.
My refuge in temptation's hour; My comfort 'midst all grief and thrall
, 2 Thou say'st, dear Jesus, all thy saints, My Life in death, my All in all,
Who love thy face to see,
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O THAT we could for ever sit 3 O let my soul with thee converse, Who art my chief delight;
With Mary, at our Saviour's feet, For the whole worldcan't ease myheart, Our only care, delight and bliss,
Be this our happy choice! If banish'd from thy sight.
Our joy, our heav'n on earth be this,
To hear the Bridegroom's cheering 328. T. 580.
voice, O JESUS, everlasting God,
his love our hearts inspire, Who hast for sinners shed thy blood Nought else on earth may we desire, Upon mount Calvary,
Nought else in heav'n above; And finish'd there redemption's toil; Let earth and all its trifles go, Thus I became thy happy spoil :
Give us, O Lord ! thy grace to know, All praise and glory be to thee! Give us to feel thy precious love. 2 Fain would I think upon thy pain, Would find therein
331. T. 22. my And firmly fix my heart,
'TIS thro' the
grace thou dost bestow Upon thy wounds and dying love; O Lord, that I thy goodness know; Nor ever more from thee remove, Grant that I in humility
Till from this world I shall depart. For evermore may cleave to thee.
life and gain,
2 The privilege to be with Christ
335.* T. 244 In union, can't enough be priz’d; Since I'm the purchase of his blood,
THO'.we can't see our Saviour Grant me this privilege, O God!
With these our mortal eyes,
Our faith, which tastes his favor, 332. T. 146.
The want of sight supplies : O WHAT is Christ to me!
Our hearts can feel him near,
So that to us 'tis clear,
His presence is as certain
As if we saw him here.
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BETHANY, O peaceful habitation,
Blessed mansion, lov'd abode!
Lord had oft his resting CAN any contemplation
station, E'er vie with that sensation,
Converse held in friendly mood; O Christ, that we're thine own! With that bliss which Mary highly saThat our names on the
vor'd, Are written, where the
I could wish this day still to be favor'd; For thy soul's travail are put down ! But thy presence makes to me
Ev'ry place a Bethany,
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dwelleth That thou our strength art, and sal- In us, O what consummate bliss ! vation,
This from our hearts all gloom disOur shield, our hiding-place and rest: pelleth, O may we constantly
Our life of heav'n a foretaste is. Look up by faith to thee,
Lord Jesus, hear our supplication ! Who redeem'd us,
Let all of us in ev'ry station, And daily prove
Be truly join'd to thee That thou art love,
Until eternally Till we shall be with thee above. Thy face we see.
XIX. Of the Happiness of Children of God,
Thy gracious looks so warm and melt
That fear and restlessness must soon JESUS, my King, thy kind and gracious sceptre
depart. Assuageth ev'ry grief that burdens me: 2 The gifts of Christ are so inestiWhen I, with all my heart, apply to thee, mable Then thy peace-giving Spirit's my That all the world nought equal can Preceptor;
What are the treasures which the Earth's greatest honors are, howe'er worldlings hoard?
they please us,
[chaff: To comfort weary souls they are not to this compard, but vain and empty able,
Yea, what this world can never give, But Jesus can, and doth abundantly; May, thro' the Shepherd's grace, each All earthly joys will fail, but never he. needy sheep receive. 3 How highly blest, how happy is the 2 Here is a pasture rich and never spirit,
failing, Which, weary of self-working, inly Here living waters in abundance flow; mourns,
None can conceive the grace with And unto him for aid and succor turns! them prevailing, The humble ev'ry good from him in- Who Jesus' Shepherd-voice obey and herit,
know; He to the troubled soul imparteth ease, He banisheth all fear and strife, Restoring to the wounded conscience And leads them gently on to everpeace.
lasting life. 4 That which the law could have im- 3 Whoe'er would spend his days in parted never
lasting pleasure, Is then produc'd alone by Jesus' grace; Must come to Christ, and join his flock This is the source of genuine holiness, with speed; This changes and reforms our whole Here is a feast prepar'd, rich beyond behavior;
ineasure, From strength to strength, from grace The world meanwhile on empty husks to grace
must feed : We safe proceed, until our race is run. Those sheep may share in ev'ry good, Ś O may I look to Christ without Whose Shepherd doth possess the trea. sation !
suries of God. Come visit me, thou Day-spring from
340.* on high,
T. 164. That in thy light, the light I may espy, O DAYS of solid happiness, On grace depending as my sole founda. ( antepast of heaven!
When, in th'accepted time of grace, Confirm my faith, grant that no fault We know our sins forgiven,
Cleans'd in the precious flood May intercept the light that beams Of Christ's atoning blood, from thee.
Enjoying in our hearts by faith 6 Thou Source of love, I rest in thy The blessings purchas’d by his death. embraces
2 The peace of God then fills the soul, Thou art alone my everlasting Peace! And heals the wounded spirit; My only treasure is thy boundless grace; The broken heart is then made whole, 'Tis heav'n on earth to live upon thy By virtue of his merit; mercies;
Yea his sweet looks of
Anticipate the bliss above.
3 But why do tears, grief and distress HOW great the bliss to be a sheep of Sometimes allay our gladness, Jesus !
And tho’ we've tasted pard'ning grace, And to be guided by his Shepherd-staff; Still often cause us sadness?
Because we can't forget
Tho' foes should join in combination, Our former wretched state,
Who shallcondemn? Lord my Salvation, And that the grace on us bestow'd My confidence is in thy grace. Cost Jesus ev'ry drop of blood. 3 If thou thro'thorny paths wilt lead me, 4 When thus we contemplate the cost, I'll simply trust in thee, O Lord; It fills us with amazement,
The clouds at thy command must feed We take it prostrate in the dust,
And rocks must drink to me afford: With joy, yet deep abasement; For all that we possess
In thy kind leadings acquiescing, (ing; Is undeserved grace,
I'm sure to meet with nought but blessBy torments on the cross procur’d,
If I have thee, it doth suffice: When he for rebels death endur'd.
I know that souls to bliss created,
Who shall to glory be translated, 3 How pleasant is our lot, yea good Must humbled be before they rise. And great beyond expression !
4 Friend of my soul ! O how contented For, having cleans'd us by his blood, He bears us with compassion,
Am I, when leaning upon thee !
By sin I am no more tormented, Applies his healing pow'r,
Since thou dost aid and comfort més To us each day and hour,
O may the heart-reviving feeling
I have of thy most gracious dealing, :*
A foretaste yield of joys above. 6 And this at last our theme shall be, I scorn, vain world, thy adulation,
When call'd to see our Saviour, For Jesus is my delectation,
Around his throne for ever;
342. T. 582. Shall praise the Lamb once slain, JESUS, thou art reveal'd Who hath redeem'd us by his blood,
To my poor heart, by faith,
Thy wounds, thy blood and death. .
To me can comfort yield,
When filled with thy sacred love! To God am reconcild.
Is cheered by thy grace,
While I recline upon thy breast : But am assur'd that thou Ah, then I find on earth
my heaven; Hast all my sins forgiv'n, Such comforts to all those are given, And by thy painful death for me
Who seek in thee their peace and rest. Procured life and heav'n. 2. If my sin's burden would oppress me, 3 Thou who didst love me first, Or legal thunders me affright,
Teach me to trust in thee Or fear of death and hell distress me, Unshaken, till I thee above By faith to thee I take my flight:
Shall praise eternally: In thee I always find protection
Ev'n here thou art my song, Gainst Satan's darts and sin's infection, Thy.grace doth richly claim Thou art my Shield and Hiding- That thy church militant on earth place;
Give glory to thy name.
4 Unfeigned thanks receive,
6 Jesus wipes away their tears, For thy unbounded grace,
And alleviates all their cares; From us, who in thy name believe, They in truth, with heart and voice, And wish to walk thy ways;
Evermore in Christ rejoice. And who are bound to thee,
Because thou us hast gain'd, And for us, by thy precious blood, WITH grateful hearts we all declare, Eternal bliss obtain'd.
That in Christ's congregation 5 The merits of thy death
We may substantial blessings share, Each day to us apply,
Since he is our Salvation; And grant, that to the throne of grace And he requires of us, that we We boldly may draw nigh;
Deeply abas'd before him, That we may mercy find,
Stir up each other heartily And help in time of need;
To love, and to adore him. Thus shall we, by thy Spirit led, 2 The grace is great, unspeakable, From grace to grace proceed.
The privilege unbounded,
That we, altho' deserving hell, 6 Thy cross and saving name
By sin most deeply wounded, We freely will confess,
Are by the virtue of Christ's death Thy gospel we will spread on earth,
From sin's pollution cleared, And sound thy matchless praise ;
And, cleaving unto him by faith,
Are one with him declared !
345. T. 590. By thy atoning blood.
JESUS, whose hands once pierc'd with
Were stretch'd upon the wood,
Out of whose wounds in plenteous BLEST are they, supremely blest,
streams Who, of Jesus' grace possest,
Flow'd the atoning blood : Cleave to him by living faith,
How safely rests a weary child Till they shall resign their breath.
Who keeps thee, Lord, in view; 2 One with Christ their Head they Let unbelief say what it will, share
This is for ever true. Happiness beyond compare; 2 The more the Lamb of God we view, Since on him their hopes they build, The more we walk in light; He is their Reward and Shield.
His gracious presence doth dispel
Sin's dark and dismal night : 3 Tho' all earthly joys be fled, If in him they trust indeed,
The cheering beamswhich Christ the Sun He will be their constant Friend,
Of righteousness displays,
Enkindle many a lifeless heart, And protect them to the end.
And love unfeigned raise, 4. If to Jesus they appeal, When their faith and courage fail,
3 Is there a thing that moves and breaks
A heart as hard as stone, He assures them of his love,
That warms a heart as cold as ice? Doth their Strength in weakness prove.
'Tis Jesus' blood alone : 5 They who simply to him cleave, This precious balm can truly cheer From his fulness grace receive;
And heal the wounded soul; And throughout their mortal days, What multitudes of broken hearts Their employment is his praise. This stream of life makes whole !