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2 Weak, helpless babes, 'tis true weare,
Poor sinners, but from guilt made clear; My Saviour, thou thy love to me The virtue of that blood,
In want, in pain, in shame,hast shown; Which did for all our sins atone, For me thou on th' accursed tree, We have experienc'd, and have known
Didst by thy precious blood, atone: From thence the quick’ning pow'r Thy death upon my heart impress, of God. That nothing may it thence erase,
3 And now we nothing can reply, 2 O that my heart, which open stands, But humbly at thy feet we lie, May catch each drop, that tort'ring
Astonish'd at thy grace, pain,
That vile and wretched as we are, Arm'd by my sins,'wrung from thy hands, Such undeserved love we share;
Thy feet, thy head, thy ev'ry vein : To thee is due eternal praise. That still my breast may heave with sighs 4 When we thy boundless love survey, Still tears of love o'erflow mine eyes : Our hearts like wax then melt away, 3 O that I, like a little child,
eyes with tears o'erflow, May follow thee; nor ever rest, We are determin'd nought beside Till sweetly thou hast pour'd thy mild To know, but Jesus crucify'd,
And lowly mind into my breast : And him to follow here below.
I now and ever be
.385.* T. 580. 4 What in thy love possess I not? CHRIST, my Redeemer, Lord & God, My Star by night, my Sun by day, How came I, sinner void of good, My Spring of life, when parch'd with
To that blest
Of ransom'd souls, who are in faith My Wine to cheer, my Bread to stay, United, grounded on thy death, Mystrength, my shield, my safe Abode,
Why didst thou fix thy choice on me? My Robe before the throne of God!
2 When I to thee for succor cry'd, 5 From all eternity with love Thy bounty all my wants supply'd; Unchangeable thou hast me view'd;
I brought to thee a heart
Thy tender mercies me pursu'd : A spark of love divine t'admit;
But now 'tis kindled by thy smart. And close me in on ev'ry side.
3 Tho' I to mercy had no right, 6 In suff’ring be thy love my peace, Yet I found favor in thy sight,
In weakness be thy love my pow'r;
Like Magd'len at thy feet;
Yea happiness, and joy complete. And save me, who for me hast dy'd.
T. 132. 384.*
THE Lord my Shepherd is and Guide, GRACIOUS Redeemer, who for us Who kindly doth direct me; Didst die upon th' accursed cross, For all my wants he will provide,
To save our souls from death : From dangers will protect me. We humbly at thy feet fall down, He leads me to a pasture-ground, And thee thy body's Saviour own, Where for my soul rich food is found,
On whom we firmly trust by faith. The word of his salvation.
2 He guides my soul to living springs,
NONE but Christ, my Saviour,
Loves with matchless fervor ; He leads me in the blessed way,
This is surely true! of his commandments, day by day,
Souls in him believing, To his name's praise and glory.
And his blessings craving,
Taste them daily new; S A table for me he prepares,
Yea, his mercy far exceeds My soul enjoys his favor ;
All to think or say we're able; And thus secur'd, no en’my dares
'Tis incomparable. God and me to sever : His holy Spirit cheers my heart,
2 Weeping or rejoicing, And changes ev'ry grief and smart
When from love arising, To joys unutterable.
He takes in good part;
Whoe'er cannot truly, 4. His goodness and his mercies all
Holy, holy, holy, Will follow me for ever,
Sing with cheerful heart, And l'il maintain my proper call, O might he but contrite be!
To cleave to my dear Saviour, Christ regards our mournful crying, And to his congregation here; Inward groans and sighing. And when call'd home, I shall live there With Christ, my soul's Redeemer.
3 Yea, his own he guideth,
Till his thoughts of peace
Fully are accomplish'd, THY thoughts of peace o'er me, my And our race here finishd, gracious Saviour,
We shall see his face. Thy mercy, love, and patience, which O rejoice with heart and voice, ne'er waver,
Church of God, and praise for ever They are my comfort, prompt 'me to His unbounded favor.
prostration, And adoration, 2 I am the chief of sinners, yea, the
389. T. 89. poorest
ONE there is above all others, Of those, whom of thy favor thou as- Who deserves the name of Friend, surest;
His is love beyond a brother's, Thy goodness shown to me can't be Costly, free, and knows no end :
expressed, Or duly praised. They who once his kindness prove, 3 Hadst thou not sought me first, and Find it everlasting love! follow'd ever,
2 Which of all our friends, to save us, I had not come to thee, nor known Could or would have shed his blood! thy favor;
But our Jesus dy'd, to have us When thou hadst found me, then with Reconcil'd in him to God: arms of mercy
This was boundless love indeed! Thou didst embrace me. Jesus is a Friend in need. 4 I thank thee with sincerest heart's 3 When he liv'd on earth abased, affection,
Friend of sinners was his name, That thou according to thy grace Now to heav'nly glory raised election,
He rejoiceth in the same: Hast brought me to thy blood-bought Still he calls them brethren, friends,
congregation, Seal'd my Salvation. And to all their wants attends.
4 Could we bear from one another, 2 How couldst thou love such worms What he daily bears from us?
as us? Yet this glorious Friend and Brother Why didst thon look upon our race? Loves us, tho' we treat him thus; Why didst thou die
upon the cross ? Tho' for good we render ill,
What caus'dallthis but boundlessgrace? He accounts us brethren still. 'Twas, dearest Lord, thy matchless love
Which thee to save our souls did move. 5 Ob! for grace our hearts to soften! Teach us, Lord, at length to love;
3 O let thy pity thee constrain, We alas! forget too often,
Pardon our sin, its pow'r subdue,
May all of us be born again, What a Friend we have above ; But when home our souls are brought Let on us shine thy cheering face,
Thy image in us all renew : We will love thee as we ought.
Give us to know thy saving grace.
4 Be thou our strength,be thou our song: 990. T. 14.
Be our exceeding great reward : JESUS, thy love exceeds by far
Let ev'ry heart, and ev'ry tongue, Thy love of earthly friends;
Rejoice and triumph in the Lord : Bestows whate'er the sinner needs,
Jesus, our boast shall be of thee, Is firm, and never ends.
|În time, and in eternity. 2 My blessed Saviour, is thy love
T. 14 So bounteous, great and free?
COME, Holy Ghost, inspire my song Behold I give my sinful heart,
With thy immortal flame; My life, my all to thee.
And teach my heart, & teach my tongue, 3 No man of greater love can boast, The Saviour's lovely name. Than for his friend to die :
2 The Saviour! O what endless charms Thou for thy enemies wast slain, Dwell in the blissful sound !
What love with thine can vie? Its influence ev'ry fear disarms, 4 Tho' in the very form of God,
And spreads sweet comfort round. With heav'nly glory crown'd,
3 Here pardon, life, and joys divine, Thou wouldst partake of human flesh,
In rich effusions flow, Beset with troubles round. For guilty rebels lost by sin,
And doom'd to endless woe. 5. And now, ev'n on thy throne above, 4 God's only Son, (stupendous grace!) Thy love is still as great ;
Forsook his throne above; Well thou remember'st Calvary,
And swift to save our wretched race, Nor canst thy death forget.
He flew on wings of love. 6 O Lord, I'll treasure in
5 Th' almighty Former of the skies The mem'ry of thy love:
Stoop'd to our vile abode; And thy dear name shall still to me Whileangelsview'dwithwond'ring eyes A grateful odor prove.
And haild th' incarnate God.
6 O the rich depths of love divine ! 391.
Of bliss a boundless store : JESUS, Redeemer of mankind,
Dear Saviour, let me call thee mine,
I cannot wish for more.
Before thy cross I humbly fall: Beneath thy cross I fall;
2 Could I exalt thee worthily,
For thy unbounded grace,
My lauds would never cease.
O LORD, accept my worthless heart;
And keep it ever thine; 2 I know, thro' mercy free
Since thou for me,
worm, Thine I shall ever be,
Hast shed thy blood divine, No separation here
Therewith to save my guilty soul From thee I need to fear;
From endless pain and woe: In thee I can confide,
What dearest friend in all the world Thou faithful wilt abide.
Could equal kindness show! 3 I know I worthless am, This fills my soul with shame,
T. 56. Down in the dust I bow,
THOU, O Jesus, :: art a gracious Lord, keep me ever low ;
Lord, In thee alone I trust,
Ever faithful, :||: keeping to thy word; Thy love is all my boast !
None can be so full of grief,
But he soon may find relief, 394. T. 90.
By the comfort :fl: thy kind looks afford.
Such an impression,
As to forget all else
In that fruition,
Of thy great mercies; 2 By faith we claim him as our own,
Nor can eternity
How much we're lov'd by God our
With warmest gratitude we trace; 395.* T. 14.
His patience, mercy, pardon, favor,
Supported us throughout our race: THY mercies and thy faithfulness, To him we trust for future blessing, Dear Lord, are daily new,
He'll lead us till our latest breath : But who can tell them to thy praise, O may we all, with love unceasing, Upon a close review ?
Rejoice in him, our Lord, by faith!
XXII. Of Love to JESUS. 400.*
13 With my whole heart I cleave to thee,
And thou wilt come and dwell with me; THEE will I love, mystrength & tow'r, This is
consolation ! My soul with love to thee inspire; In joy and pain my soul depends Thee will I love with all my pow'r, On thee with humble confidence,
Thou art alone my soul's desire; Thou Rock of my salvation ! Thee will I love, my King and God, Thou shalt remain my Portion blest, Shed in my heart thy love abroad. My All, by word and deed confest, 2 Ah, why did I so late thee know,
Till these mine eyes behold thy face; Thou fairest of the sons of men !
Meanwhile support me by thy grace, Ah, why did I no sooner go
Jesus Christ :fl: my God and Lord, To thee who canst relieve my pain! In ev'ry trial help afford. Asham'd I sigh, and inly mourn That I so late to thee did turn. 3 Give to my eyes repenting tears,
T. 200. Give to my heart chaste, hallow'd fires ;
O CHRIST, my only Life and Light, Give to my soul with filial fears, Whose loving condescension
The love that all heav'n's host inspires: Refresheth me by day and night,
With grateful heart's devotion,
Of mercy will improve THEE, Lord, I love with sacred awe, With ev'ry thought and motion. Thy gracious presence ne'er withdraw
2 Let nothing dwell within my heart, From me, thy feeble creature. The world is tasteless unto me,
But thy great love and favor: I find no comfort but in thee,
May this engage my soul to part And in thy loving nature:
With ev'ry sinful savor : Yea, when the strings of life are broke, With all things, whether great or small,
Which breed the least division, Thou shalt remain my lasting Rock;
Or Collision, Thou art my comfort and my All,
'Twixt me and God my All, Whose blood redeem'd me from the fall;
Who say'd me from perdition. Lord Jesus Christ, :||: thy saving name Preserve me from eternal shame. 3 How blest, how excellent and kind, 2 All my desires are fix'd on thee,
Are thy great love and merit!
Were these but fix'd within my mind, Lord Jesus, thou art more to me
What could disturb my spirit?
No object move my senses,
T'obstruct my love to thee;
Thus heav'n on earth commences. Whene'er I mourn, my heart to cheer, Nought in this world could comfort me; 4 O that I were still more possest My wishes centre all in thee;
Of this great, sov'reign blessing! Lord Jesus Christ! :||: if thou art gone, O that my cold and lifeless breast My ev'ry comfort is withdrawn! Might glow with love unceasing !