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He to save my soul from danger,

Interposed his precious blood.
4 Oh! to grace how great a debtor,

Daily I'm constrained to be!
Let thy grace, Lord! like a fetter,

Bind my wandering heart to thee.
Ő Prone to wander,-Lord! I feel it;

Prone to leave the God I love ;
Here's my heart, Oh! take and seal it,-

Seal it from thy courts above.



HYMN 316, C. M. 316

Joy over the Penitent.

I! how divine, how sweet the joy,

When but one sinner turns,
And, with an humble, broken heart,

His sin and error mourns ! 2 Pleased with the news, the saints below, mf In songs, their tongues employ;

Beyond the skies the tidings go,

And heaven is filled with joy. 3 Well-pleased, the Father sees, and hears

The conscious sinner's moan; mp

Jesus receives him in his arms,

And claims him for his own. mf 4 Nor angels can their joys contain,

But kindle with new fire: “The sinner lost is found!”— they sing, And strike the sounding lyre.

HYMN 317, L. M. 317

Joy in Heaven for a repenting Sinner. mf 1

CHO can describe the joys that rise,

Through all the courts of Paradise,
To see a prodigal return,-

To see an heir of glory born ?
2 With joy the Father doth approve

The fruit of his eternal love;
The Son with joy looks down, and sees

The purchase of his agonies.
3 The Spirit takes delight to view

The holy soul he formed anew,



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mf And saints and angels join to sing

The growing empire of their King. 318

HYMN 318, s. M.

The Song of the Saved on Earth.
FROM Egypt's bondage come,

Where death and darkness reign,
We seek a new, a better home,

Where we our rest shall gain. mf 2 To Canaan's sacred bound,

We haste with songs of joy, < Where peace and liberty are found,

And sweets that never cloy.
3 There sin and sorrow cease,

And every conflict's o’er ;
There we shall dwell in endless peace,

Nor thirst nor hunger inore. mf 4 There, in celestial strains,

Enraptured myriads sing;
And love in every bosom reigns, -

For God himself is king. mf 5 We hope to join the throng,

And soon their pleasures share,-
To sing the everlasting song,

With all the ransomed there. dol 6 How sweet the prospect is !

It cheers the pilgrim's breast;
We're journeying, through the wilderness,

To our eternal rest.



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HYMN 319, L. M.
A Youth, seeking heavenly Wisdom.

ASK not wealtlı, nor pomp, nor power,

Nor fleeting pleasures of an hour :
My soul aspires to nobler things

Than all the pride and state of kings. mp 2 One thing I ask ;-Lord! wilt thou hear,

And grant my soul a gift so dear?—
Wisdom, descending from above,

The sweetest token of thy love:
3 Wisdom, betimes to know the Lord,

To fear his name, and keep his word;

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To lead my feet in paths of truth,

And guide and guard my wandering youth.
4 Then, shouldst thou grant a length of days,

My life shall still proclaim thy praise ;
Or early death my soul convey

To realms of everlasting day. 320

HYMN 320, H. M.

Renouncing the World.
1 COME, my fond fluttering heart !

Come, struggle to be free;
Thou and the world must part,

However hard it be:
My trembling spirit owns it just,

But cleaves yet closer to the dust.
2 Ye tempting sweets! forbear;

Ye dearest idols ! fall;
My love ye must not share,

Jesus shall have it all :
тр 'T is bitter pain,-'t is cruel smart,

But, ah! thou must consent, my heart!
3 Ye fair enchanting throng!

Ye goiden dreams! farewell !
Earth has prevailed too long,

And now I break the spell:
P Farewell, ye joys of early years !
p> Jesus ! forgive these parting tears.
4 In Gilead there is balm,

A kind Physician there,
My fevered inind to calm,

And bid me not despair :
Aid me, dear Saviour! set me free;

My all I would resign to thee.
5 Oh! may I feel thy worth,

And let no idol dare,-
No vanity of earth,

With thee, my Lord! compare :
Now bid all worldly joys depart,
And reign supremely in my heart.


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HYMN 321, 78. 321

Rejoicing in Jesus. f

No begin the heavenly theme,

Sing aloud in Jesus' name;
Ye, who his salvation prove,

Triumph in redeeming love.
2 Ye, who see the Father's grace

Beaming in the Saviour's face,
As to Canaan on ye move,

Praise, and bless redeeming love.
3 Mourning souls ! dry up your tears ;

Banish all your sinful fears ;
See your guilt and curse remove,-

Canceled by redeeming love.
4 Welcome all, by sin oppressed, -

Welcome to his sacred rest!
Nothing brought him from above,-

Nothing but redeeming love.
5 Hither, then, your music bring;

Strike aloud each joyful string;
Mortals ! join the hosts above-

Join to praise redeeming love.
6 When his Spirit leads us home,

When we to his glory come,
We shall all the fullness prove
Of the Lord's redeeming love.

HYMN 322, 88 and 78. 322

Joyful Hope. mf i KNOW, my soul! thy full salvation ; 1

Rise o'er sin, and fear and care,
Joy to find, in every station,

Something still to do or bear:
Think, what Spirit dwells within thee;

Think, what Father's smiles are thine ;
Think, what Jesus did to win thee ;-

Child of heaven! canst thou repine ?

mf 2 Haste thee on from grace to glory,

Armed with faith, and winged with prayer;
Heaven's eternal day 's before thee,

God's own hand shall guide thee there :
Soon shall close thine earthly mission,

Soon shall pass thy pilgrim days ;

Hope shall change to glad fruition, mf

Faith to sight, and prayer to praise.

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HYMN 323, S. M. 323

Salvation by Grace.
1 YRACE!—'t is a charming sound, ---

Harmonious to the ear;
Heaven with the echo shall resound,

And all the earth shall hear. 2 Grace first contrived the way тр

To save rebellious man;
And all the steps that grace display,

Which drew the wondrous plan.
3 Grace led my roving feet

To tread the heavenly road;
And new supplies each hour I meet,

While pressing on to God.
4 Grace all the work shall crown,

Through everlasting days;

It lays in heaven the topmost stone, mf And well deserves the praise.


HYMN 324, C. M. 324

Filial Obedience.
GRACE, like an uncorrupted seed,

Abides and
Immortal principles forbid

The sons of God to sin.
2 Not by the terrors of a slave,

Do they perform his will ;
But, with the noblest powers they have,

His sweet commands fulfill.
8 They find access, at every hour,

To God, within the veil;

Hence they derive a quickening power, mf And joys that never fail.

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