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3 O Jesus, show thy great compassion The flame of love shall break forth
Unto the soul that pants for thee; stronger, Hear thou my humble supplication, When here my pulse no longer beats.
My God, be merciful to me! I know thou art with pity filled
277. T. 14. To sinners who thy mercy crave; MISTAKEN souls! that dream of My pardon by thy blood is sealed,
heav'n Í know 'twas shed my soul to savę.
And make their empty boast 4 I recommend myself for ever
Of in ward joys, and sins forgiv'n,
2 Vain are our fancies, airy flights, My tears, and humble penitence; If faith be cold and dead; I thro' thy death am justified,
None but a living pow'r unites No condemnation is in me;
To Christ the living Head. I shall remain to thee allied Since I am reconcil'd to thee. 3 'Tis faith that changes all the heart,
'Tis faith that works by love, 5 O let thy Spirit still attend me,
That bids all sinful joys depart,
And lifts the thoughts above.
4 'Tis faith that conquers earth and That I may, without variation,
hell, By humbly walking in thy ways,
By a celestial pow'r ; Suit to thy will my conversation,
This is the grace that shall prevail While here I run my mortal race.
In the decisive hour. 6 Give me the armor of the Spirit,
5 True faith obeys its Author's will, Support me with thy pow'rful aid, As well as trusts his
grace; Then bold in faith, I need not fear it, A pard’ning God is jealous still When hostile pow'rs would me in
For his own holiness. vade.
6 When from the curse he sets us free, Thus will thy kingdom, mighty Saviour, He makes our nature clean;
In which true righteousness is seen, Nor would he send his Son to be Be further'd by my weak endeavor ;
The minister of sin. There grace and truth for ever reign.
7 His Spirit purifies the heart, 7 yes, above all else I'll love thee;
And seals our peace with God; My heart, tho'worthless, be thine own; True holiness nought can impart Could infinite compassion move thee
But Jesus' cleansing blood.
Is a new creature,
Yet do we feel the load 8 Lord, while my faith to thee as
Of sinful nature ;
Which, if by faith we cleave
To Christ our Saviour,
Condemn us never.
Past all expression;
If we are but inclin'd
15 Therefore I'll humbly cleave To make confession
my Creator, Of all our sinfulness,
Who, that my soul might live, His great compassion
Assum'd my nature; Prompts him to grant us peace,
Redeem'd me by his blood, And consolation.
And bitter passion; 3 He grants us, for our tears,
Thanks to the Lamb of God,
WHEN rising winds, and rain deProves, they shall certainly
scending, Rise to perfection.
A near approaching storm declare, 4 My portion is the Lord,
With trembling speed their wings exI seek his favor;
tending, And in his name and word
The birds to hollow trees repair ; Confide for ever.
Thus I, in faith with sin oppressed, Nought in the world to me
My refuge take, O Christ to thee; Can yield such pleasure,
Thy wounds, my hiding-place most As to be found in thee,
blessed, O Christ, my Treasure !
From ev'ry evil shelter me.
XVI. Of the FORGIVENESS of SINS.
4. Should any virtuous seem to be,
And blameless from his infancy, JESUS, our glorious Head and Chief, And scarcely ever have been try'd Dear Object of our hearts' belief,
By avarice, by lust, or pride, O let us in thy nail-prints see
And therefore think,' I am a child of Our pardon and election free;
God' And, while we view by faith thy pier- He's deaf and blind, and quite mis, ced side,
takes the road. Call thee our Lord and God, who for us dy'd.
5 All those who, thro' a beam of light,
Can see and own they are not right, 2 The doctrine of Christ's blood and
But enter on a legal strife, death,
Amend their former course of life, Imparting life to us thro' faith,
And toil & labor hard from day to day; A myst’ry is, which is reveald
Such also miss to happiness the way. To babes, but from the wise conceal'd; Thereby the Saviour's flock on earth 6 Butsinners, who, with pungent smart, is known ;
Bewail the vileness of their heart, Of this the ransom'd sing before God's Mourning because of unbelief, throne.*
Of sinners deem themselves the chief,
Despairing of their self-made righte3 While human nature doth exist,
ousness, While Jesus reigns as Lord and Christ, They maydepend on Jesus'saving grace. So long of the whole gospel this From first to last the substance is ; 7 To such he saith, “ Arise and live, All, to whom God his counsel doth I freely all thy sins forgive, reveal,
I have redeem'd thee, thou art mine, this as truth divine can set their seal. Thyself in faith to me resign;
Obey my voice, and walk in all my 2 The holy, spotless Lamb of God, ways,
Who freely gave his life and blood, I'll grant to thee in heav'nly realms a For all my num'rous sins t'atone, place.”
Lord and Saviour own. 8 His Holy Spirit we receive, 3 In him I trust for evermore, And on our Saviour's word believe ; He hath expung'd the dreadful score We trust in his atoning death, Of all my guilt; this done away, As the foundation of our faith, I need not fear the judgment day. And in his robe of righteousness array'd,
4 Therefore my Saviour's blood & death Are midst his chosen richly comforted. And shall remain, when called hence,
Is here the substance of my faith;' 9 The humble sinner's shame we feel, My only hope and confidence. And pow'r divine to do God's will,
5 For should I e'er so faithful prove, These are combin'd in ev'ry heart That in Christ's merits hath a part;
Serve my kind Lord with zeal and love, No more, for want of strength, good Nore'er from his commandments
And spend my life for him I serve, motions die,
swerve; Since Jesus gives us constant victory.
6 Yet when 10. We rest in Christ, and yet desire,
Saviour I shall see, :.
my Because his love our hearts doth fire, Then shall I have this only plea:
“ Here is a sinner, who would fain To serve his cause with all our might,
Thro'the Lamb's ransom entrancegain." And deem our Saviour's burden light; Don't we succeed, we think ourselves 7 Thus Abraham was sav'd by grace, to blame,
Believing in Christ's righteousness; And if we do, we praise his holy name. And all the ransom'd saints in light, 11 Should self-complacency take place, In this blest song of praise unite: When we review our faithfulness, 8 " All pow'r and glory doth pertain We're soon with inward shamę bow'd Unto the Lamb, for he was slain; down,
And hath redeem'd us by his blood, Forget ourselves, and freely own,
And made us kingsand Priests to God." That Jesus works in us whate'er is good, And thank him for the pow'r he hath 9 While here on earth I still remain, bestow'd.
This doctrine firmly I'll maintain ;
And both in word and deed proclaim 12 Grace is the only wish and pray's, The pow'r of Jesus' saving name. Of all those who God's children are; They meditate by night and day,
10 Lord Jesus Christ, all praise to thee! How they may true obedience pay
That thou didst deign a man to be; To Jesus,who redeem'd us by his death; And foreach soul which thou hast made And grace unmerited supports their Hast an eternal ransom paid. faith.
11 O King of glory, Christ the Lord!
Let all the world thy mercy see,
And bless those who believe in thee. THE Saviour's blood and righteousness 12 Thy incarnation, wounds and death, My beauty is, my glorious dress; I will confess while I have breath, Thus well array'd, I need not fear, Till I shall see thee face to face, When in his presence I appear. Arrayed with thy righteousness,
When Christ himself to us doth man
fest, GRACE! grace ! O that's a welcome And we in him find comfort, peace, sound !
and rest! A joyful sound to all, Who clearly see, and deeply feel
2 When in the soul this blessed truth The mis'ry of the fall :
resounds, Who rightly know the wretched state That in Christ's death, for sinner's life Of sinners void of grace,
abounds; Ere Christ selects them to enjoy Oh, how doth this refresh the fainting In heav'nly realms a place.
And bid all anxious doubts and fears 2 Grace ! how exceeding great to those
depart. Who ready to despair, Asham'd confess, and truly know 3 For such poor sinners, who of nought
How vile and weak they are ! can boast, Yetgrace, freegrace, most sweetly calls, Who think themselves irreparably 6. Directly come, who will,
lost, Just as you are, for Christ receives
Who groan beneath sin's heavy galling Poor helpless sinners still.”
load, 3 All we, who now are his, were first The Lamb of God hath shed his 'pre.
cious blood. Deeply convinc'd of sin ; Each felt the plague of his own heart 4 Virtue goes forth from him, he gives The leprosy within:
us grace Then life and righteousness divine, With confidence his Father to address,
Thro' faith, to us were giv'n ; And then we holdly may to all de Thus we a happy people are,
clare, Joint-heirs with Christ of heav'n.
That we, thro' faith in Christ, God's 4 Now, dearest Lord, we inly pray,
WHEN a sinner in affliction Poor sinners still, who without thee
Mourneth on account of sin, Can nought think, act, or speak.
Feels the Spirit's deep conviction,
But no pow'r of faith within ; 5. We thirst, O Lord; give us this day, To taste more of thy grace,
2 While a flood of tears is gushing, More of that stream which from the rock • Where shall I find Jesus, where?"
Flow'd thro’ the wilderness. While the troubled soul is wishing, Tis grace alone that feeds our souls,
3 In a moment stands before us
Jesus with his pierced side ; May rule us evermore!
Now we find, that he's desirous
Us from wrath to screen and hide. T. 583.
4 Thus, the soul at once obtaineth O WHAT a depth of love and bound- Pardon from the sinner's Friend;
To true happiness attaineth,
15 Then we with pity look on those WHAT joy or honor could we have, Inviting them to turn to Christ,
Who still in darkness are, Polluted as we are,
And in his If not the holy Lamb of God
share. Our joy and honor were ! 6 For we, thro' grace, are taught to
think 2 Of nothing we have ever done
Each sinner that we 'see To boast could we desire,
May pardon, thro' Christ's precious When he to judge us shall appear,
blood, Whose eyes are flames of fire.
Oblain, as well as we. 3 None is so holy, pure and just,
7 For Jesus' pardon, love and grace, So perfected in love,
Produce an humble shame, That his best plea, or self-defence,
And us excite with thankfulness Of any weight could prove.
His goodness to proclaim. 4 Nor is there
other way Into the holy place, But Christ, who took away our sins,
T. 14. His blood and righteousness. 5 We know the righteousness complete
WITH glorious clouds encompass'd
round, Which he procur’d for all; We know the kind reception giv'n,
Whom angels dimly see,
Will the Unsearchable be found, To the poor prodigal.
Will God appear to me? 6 Weknow the Shepherd's love, who left
2 Will he forsake his throne above, The ninety-nine behind,
Himself to worms impart? And thro' the desart anxious went,
Answer thou Man of grief and love, The hundredth sheep to find.
And speak it to my heart! 7 To him poor sinners may appeal
3 In manifested love explain With all their misery; The angels joy to see them come,
Thy wonderful design; Christ calleth: “ Come to me.'
What meant the suff'ring Son of man?
The streaming blood divine ?
appear, HAPPY the souls who contrite are,
And live and die below, Them Jesus doth invite,
That I might now perceive thee near, And gives to everlasting bliss
5 Come then, and to my soul reveal 2 Tho' comforted, they still distrust The heights and depths of grace,
Their own untoward heart; The wounds, which all my sorrows And wonder, that the Lord to them heal, Such mercy could impart.
That dear disfigur'd face. 3 To world and sin they bid adieu, 6 Before my eyes of faith, confest His pardon daily prove,
Stand forth a slaughter'd Lamb; Desiring larger draughts to drink Array me in salvation's vest, Of Jesus' dying love.
Declare to me thy name. 4 When thus the blessings of his blood 7 Jehovah in thy person show, And merits we enjoy
Jehovah crucify'd : Yea, from the fulness of his
grace, And then the pard'ning God I know, Take daily fresh supply;
And feel his blood apply'd.