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HYMN 2. C. M.

The Excellence of Scripture. Tim. iii. 16. Rom. xv. 4.

VATHER of mercies, in thy word

For ever be thy name ador’d

For these celestial lines.
2 Here may the wretched sons of want

Exhaustless riches find ;
Riches above what earth can grant,

And lasting as the mind.
3 Here the fair tree of knowledge grows,

And yields a free repast ; Sublimer sweets than nature knows,

Invite the longing taste. 4 Here the Redeemer's welcome bice

Spreads heavenly peace around; And life and everlasting joys

Attend the blissful sound.
5 O may these heavenly pages be

My ever dear delight ;
And still new beauties may I see,

And still increasing light.
6 Divine Instructer, gracious Lord !

Be thou for ever near ;
Teach me to love thy sacred word,

And view my Saviour there. Mrs. STEELE.

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Praise for the Gospel. Ps. xcvi. 1. Luke iii. 5, 6. 10 our almighty Maker, God,


His great salvation shines abroad,

And makes the nations blest.

2 He spake the word to Abr'am first,

His truth fulfils his grace ;
The Gentiles make his name their trust,

And learn his righteousness.

3 Let the whole earth his love proclaim,

With all her diff'rent tongues ; And spread the honours of his name

In melody and songs.


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First and Second Adam. Rom. v. 14. 1 Cor. xv. 21, 22.

LORD, what was man when made at first

That thou should'st set him and his race

But just below an angel's place?
2 That thou should'st raise his nature so,

And make him Lord of all below;
Make ev'ry beast and bird submit,

And lay the fishes at his feet?
3 But, O! what brighter glories wait

To crown the second Adam's state !
What honours shall thy Son adorn,
Who condescended to be born!

4 See him below his angels made:

See him in dust among the dead,
To save a ruin'd world from sin ;

But he shall reign, with pow'r divine. 5 The world to come, redeem'd from all

The miseries that attend the fall,
New made and glorious, shall submit
At our exalted Saviour's feet.


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Christ and the Church. Psa. xlviii. 10. xlvii. 9. c. 4, 5,

THE King of saints, how fair his face,

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He comes with blessings from above,

And wins the nations to his love. 2 At his right hand, our eyes

behold The queen array’d in purest gold; The world admires her heav'nly dress,

Her robe of joy and righteousness. 3 He forms her beauties like his own,

He ca'ls and seats her near his throne;
Fair stranger, let thine heart forget

The idols of thy native state.
4 So shall the King the more rejoice

In thee, the fav’rite of his choice ;
Let him be lov’d, and yet ador’d,

For he's thy Maker and thy Lord.
5 O happy hour, when thou shalt rise

To his fair palace in the skies!
And all thy sons (a num'rous train)

Each like a prince in glory reign.
6 Let endless honours crown his head;

Let every age his praises spread;
While we with cheerful songs approve
The condescension of his love.


HYMN 6. Eights and Sevens Metre.

Consolations of Israel. Isa. xlix. 13. xl. 1, 2. Luke ii, 25, 26.

COME, thou long expected Jesus,

to From our fears and sins release us,

Let us find our rest in Thee.

2 Israel's strength and consolation,

Hope of all the saints thou art;
Dear desire of every nation,

Joy of every longing heart. 3 Born thy people to deliver ;

Born a child, and yet a king.
Born to reign in us for ever,

Now thy gracious kingdom bring : 4 By thine own eternal spirit,

Rule in all our hearts alone;
By thine all-sufficient merit,

Raise us to thy glorious throne.


HYMN 7. C. M.
Desire of all Natious. Hag. ii. 7. Job 14, 15. Isa. xxvi. 8.

INFINITE excellence is thine,


Thine uncreated beauties shine

With never-fading rays.
2 Sinners, from earth's remotest end,

Come bending at thy feet;
To Thee their pray’rs and vows ascend,

In Thee their wishes meet.
3 Thy name, as precious ointment shed,

Delights the church around;
Sweetly the sacred odour's spread

Through all Immanuel's ground. 4 Millions of happy spirits live

On thine exhaustless store;
From Thee they all their bliss receive,

And still Thou givest more.
5 Thou art their triumph, and their joy;

They find their all in Thee :
Thy glories will their tongues employ
Through all eternity.

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Let the Creator's praise arise:
Let the Redeemer's name be sung

Through ev'ry land, by ev'ry tongue. 2 Eternal are thy mercies, Lord ;

Eternal truth attends thy word ;
Thy praise shall sound from.shore to shore,
Till suns shall rise to set no more.


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Fountain opened. Zec. xiii. 1. Ps. xxxvi. 9. Isa. xii. 18.

THERE is a fountain fill'd with blood,

And sinners, plung'd beneath that flood,

Lose all their guilty stains.
2 The dying thief rejoic'd to see

That fountain in his day;
O may I there, though vile as he,

Wash all my sins away!
3 Dear, dying Lamb, thy precious blood

Shall never lose its power,
Till all the ransom'd church of God

Be sav'd, to sin no more.
4 E'er since, by faith, I saw the stream,

Thy flowing wounds supply,
Redeeming love has been my theme,

And shall be till I die.
5 But when this lisping, stamm’ring tongue

Lies silent in the grave,
Then, in a nobler, sweeter song,
I'll sing thy 'pow'r to save.


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