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“To the praise of the glory of his grace, wherein he hath made us accepted in the beloved.”—Eph. i. 6. Lord of creation's wondrous frame
And Israel's faithful God Our song shall loud thy grace proclaim
And sound thy fame abroad.
Salvation came from thee alone,
Thy glorious grace to praise, Planned by the sacred Three-in-One,
From everlasting days.
Long ere the day when Adam fell,
Or earth was cursed for sin ;
Held all the chosen .in.
Deep in the eternal annals graved
Their worthless names are found, Saved in the Lord, for ever saved,
And in life’s bundle bound.
Thus till the affections of our God,
From Jesus shall remove,
Will God the Father love.
II. “According as he hath chosen us in Him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before him."-Eph, i. 4. In union with the Lamb
From condemnation free,
And shall for ever be.
In covenant from of old,
The sons of God they were; The feeblest Lamb in Jesu's fold,
Was blest in Jesus there,
It's bonds shall never break,
Tho' earth's old columns bow ;
Are one in Jesus now.
When storms and tempests rise,
Or sins their peace assail, Their hope in Jesus never dies,
'Tis cast within the veil.
Here let the weary rest
Who love the Saviour's name;
This covenant stands the same.
BEFORE the day-star knew its place,
Or planets wert their round, The church, in bonds of sov'reign grace
Were one with Jesus found.
In him the church, great mystery!
Fulfill'd the law's demands; Tis "I in them, and they in me,”
For thus the union stands.
"Twas for his saints he tasted death;
All glory to his name;
With him his saints o'ercame.
Since Jesus slept among the dead,
His saints have nought to fear; For with their glorious Suff'ring Head;...
His members sojourn'd there.
When from the tomb we saw him rise,
Triumphant o'er his foes,
With Jesus they arose.
Great God this union can't dissolve,
By which all things are ours; Long as eternal years revolve,
Or Deity endures.
“By Grace ye are saved.”—Eph. ii. 5. GRACE 'tis a charming sound
Harmonious to the ear,
And all the earth shall hear.
Grace first contrived a way
To save rebellious man;
That Grace, which drew the plan.
'Twas Grace that wrote my name
In life's eternal book; 'Twas Grace that gave me to the Lamb:
Who all my sorrows took.