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606.* T. 69.
10 Yea, his condition
How splendid 'tis, O Lord, HOW amiable
Whom thou admission Thy habitations are !
Dost to thy church afford, Wherein assemble
And so— The heav'nly kingdom too! Thy christian people dear, O Lord,-Thy praises to record.
U Throʻgrace afford us,
Dear Lord, church-liberty, 2 My heart with fervor
To each good purpose, And inward longing, pants
That we our days employ Thy ġrace and favor
With care--Thy holy word to hear. To tell there with thy saints, Boldly-The truth to testify. 3 For there thou choosest
Founded firm on Christ the Rock! From that place evermore, Own with thanks and adoration, Which thou Ordained hast thereto.
He's the Shepherd, we his flock; There is asserted
He's our Saviour,—whose great favor The new birth spiritual;
We've ʼmidst many trials proved,
We're unworthy, yet beloved,
2 Most who enter your blest borders
View with awe your Master's aim ;
And your government and orders 5 For this I'm longing,
Prompt them to revere his name. To be throughout iny days Lord most holy !-may we truly Thereto belonging,
Prize our great predestination Thy holy name to praise,
In thy chosen congregation. And thee-To serve incessantly.
3 Think, my soul, how great the favor 6 All those are blessed
In Jehovah's courts to dwell! That come into thine house, There poor sinners meet their Saviour ; With awe expressed,
There the sin-sick souls
well. Which deep conviction shows, Was not Jesus--always gracious, And pray-And to thee homage pay.
conscious how we failed.
To his loving heart appealed ? 7 Thou dost deliver
Thy church in all distress ; 4 Here by faith we're humbly eying Thou art our Saviour;
Our Redeemer on the cross ; Whate'er may us oppress,
We behold him bleeding, dying, Vict'ry-We may obtain thro' thee. To gain endless bliss for us. 8 One day is better
Here is ready-for the needy, Spent in the christian church, Meat and drink at Jesus' table, Thy praise to utter,
Which t'explain we are not able. Than thousands spent in search
5 In thy family, O Jesus, Of joy-In the broad worldly way.
Love should more and more abound, 9 This territory
This thy word and Spirit teach'us, The Lord, as Sun, doth light,
As its mark to all around. Gives grace and glory,
May we learning-and discerning And sanctify'd delight
Both thy doctrine and example, To all-Who on his mercy call. Be in truth thy holy temple,
6 Grant that’mongst thy chosen people Thy work O prosper and defend,
Each may serve thee evermore, We're feeble but confide in thee ;
Amidst oppression conqu’rors be.
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As long as Jesus Lord remains
Each day new rising glory gains,
It was, it is, and will be so In stillness he collects his flock, Leads on, doth to perfection bring, 2 Our only stay is Jesus' grace, And ground it on himself, the Rock; In ev'ry time and ev'ry place; With little hurry, noise or show, And Jesus' blood-bought righteousness He safely guideth ev'ry soul; Remains his church's glorious dress. No more the blinded world can do,
3 All self-dependence is but vain, Than scorn and ridicule the whole.
Christ doth our Corner-stone remain, 2 Thy church, great Saviour, bought Our Rock, which will unshaken stay with blood,
When heav'n and earth are fled away. Despis'd of men, but dear to thee, Esteems thy cross a pleasant load,
4 The Spirit which anointed Christ,
By which th' apostles were baptiz'd, An easy yoke, thrice happy she ! When, bearing thy reproach below,
Proceeding from the church's Head, She still partakes of thy free grace,
Is giv'n to us, and makes us glad. The grace thou richly dost bestow, 5 That cause shall never suffer harm And which affiiction's load outweighs. Which rests on Jesus' mighty arm :
What men can do, we need not fear, 3 Thou hast, with shepherd's faith
No foe shall even touch a hair. fulness, Brought many souls to thy blest fold, 6 For these our God hath number'd Made them partakers of thy grace,
all, Amongst thy foll’wers them enrolld: Without his leave not one can fall: They yield thee pleasure and delight, If in the least he is so true, When they thy voice hear and obey,
What will he not in greater do? And while they in thy love unite, 7 He is and shall remain our Lord, Thou guid’st them thro’ life's narrow Our confidence is in his word: way.
And, while our Jesus reigns above, 4 We humbly pray, support the weak, His church will more than conqu’ror Support thy children by thy grace; prove. Thou know'st for thee a-thirst we seek, Kind Master of thy chosen race! We know thy faithfulness and love, Thy mercy all our wants supplies;
610.* T. 68. May spirit, soul and body prove CHURCH of Christ be glad, To thee a pleasing sacrifice.
Praise thy Lord and Head;
That thour't filled with his Spirit
Proyes that thou art his.
2 For the Lamb of God
50 yes, nor would I change my lot Fixeth his abode
For all this world can give, In his ransom'd congregation,
, By grace I'll keep the place I've got, And true joy and consolation,
And only to thee cleave.
T. 26. 3 All thy strength and life
REDEEMED souls, adore and praise From Christ's death derive,
Our merciful and gracious God, And proclaim his bitter passion For all the blessings he bestow'd, As the cause of man's salvation, For all the wonders of his grace. Showing forth his praise
2 The Lord for us great things hath Till the end of days.
done, 611,*' T, 114.
Our warmest thanks to him are due;
We trace bis goodness when we BRIDE of the Lamb, thou favor'd view congregation,
[flock, His church, where he erects his throne. Thou fruit of Jesus'cross, dear cov’nant 3 We humbly take what he'll bestow, Securely built on him th' eternal Rock,
Who would refuse his boundless Rejoice in him, the God of thy salvation, Reap all the blessings he design'd for
O may his church in ev'ry place thee,
His blessed views more fully know. Grow in his grace and knowledge
4 We all in spirit are agreed, constantly.
To follow Jesus as his flock,
To build on him, our only Rock,
On which we oft with trials meet, Break forth, extend thyself both far
And many dangers us beset;
It leads to true felicity,
With patience must be watch'd in612. T. 14.
deed; HAIL, church of Christ, bought with For, as in nature 'tis, the seed his blood !
Must die before the plant can grow. The world I freely leave; 7 Here is our hand; us, Lord, assist Ye children of the living God, To serve thee ʼmidst reproach and Me in your tents receive.
With thee thro' boundless grace ; Until we in thy presence rest,
Praise the Lord who ever lives! Thy people shall my people be, Glad we are his praise to sing ; And thine shall be my God.
He his people's praise receives. 4 And am I, Jesus, one of those On his pow'rful day they rise,
Who in thy fold have place ? Off'ring free will sacrifice; Who gather'd round th' erected cross His victorious triumph this, Enjoy redeeming grace ?
Since hell's host deleated is,
2 Ye who Jesus' death proclaim, The willing slaves of sin and death
Service yield to him with joy, We were, and enemies to thee; Praise with ev'ry breath his name, But, granting us a living faith,
Grace textol be your employ; Thou from the curse didst set us free. Grace supports us ev'ry day, 3 Is there a thing that warms the heart, Leads us in the narrow way;
That stirs up gratitude and love, 'Tis thro' grace alone that we It is the grace thou dost impart, Can obtain the victory.
Thy blood, the pow'r of which we 3 Gracious Lord, may we beliere,
prove : Venture all on thy free
We sink astonish'd at thy feet,
grace, Boldly things not seen achieve,
Thy mercy's an unfathom'd sea, Trusting in thy promises;
How can we find expressions meet, Faith thy people's strong hold is,
Who but so lately loved thee ? Their employment daily this,
4 The word of Jesus' bloody sweat, To proceed on paths unknown, Of his dire passion, wounds & death, Leaning on thy grace alone.
With pow'r our souls doth penetrate,
And quicken with life-giving breath: 4 Christ, thy all-atoning death
The pow'rs of hell this vanquishes, Is our life while here below;
This doth the church of Christ Strengthen thou our feeble faith,
maintain, Constantly thy aid bestow;
Tho' Satan to the threshold press, In thy mercy we confide,
Christ's blood won't let him entrance Safely to the end us guide;
gain. Zion, if thy Head depart, Void of life and strength thou art.
5 Who in the Spirit's light can trace
The church of God, he must declare, 5 Lord thy body ne'er forsake, It is alone thro' Jesus' grace,
Ne'er thy congregation leave; That she abiding fruit can bear : We to thee our refuge take, To him all honor doth pertain, Of thy fulness we receive:
Who by his blood made her his own, Ev'ry other help be gone,
Her choirs repeat in cheerful strain : Thou art our support alone,
• The Lord for us great things hath For on thy supreme commands,
done.” All the universe depends.
6 The church of Christ who views a. 615.*
He sees a glorious master-piece, THY church, O Lamb of God, ap- And must with wonder and delight pears
Adore him, who the Author is: Before thee, filled with humble Her beauty plainly doth appear shame;
To those who have discerning eyes; Our eyes o'erflow with grateful tears, j Her songs delight the ravish'd ear With melted hearts we praise thy Of all who know celestial joys.
name, For the discov'ries of thy grace,
7 She Christ, her faithful Shepherd,
knows, And proofs of all thy faithful care,
Attends to his instructive voice, Experienc'd in so various ways, Amidst adversity she grows, Of which each soul can witness bear.
In her election doth rejoice, 2 With-thanks we call to mind the day Is by the Holy Spirit led :
On which the power of thy blood The blood of covenant maintains We felt, when chain’d by sin we lay, Her union with the Lord her Head,
As sinners dead and void of good; In whom she constant vict'ry gains.
616.* T. 155.
3 Of thee both far and near CHURCH of Christ, sing and rejoice, With joy and humble shame,
We gladly witness bear;
To sinners ev'ry where
We publish in thy name, Glory, honor, might and pow'r,
That thy blood makes clean Evermore;
From all guilt and sin. Since he is our Head and Saviour,
4 O give us that good part, And his mercy, grace and favor Richly doth on us bestow.
A sanctified heart,
Each needful gift and grace,
Thro’ thy aid may we,
5 O Lamb, for sinners slain, Love and goodness never ceaseth,
For evermore remain, He the number still increaseth
Unto thy foll'wers nigh; Of the church in which he rules.
Let us thy aim attain, 3 Highly favor'd church, thou art Daily thy grace enjoy ; Still beyond all contradiction,
Never from us move, 'Midst affliction;
Keep us in thy love.
T. 26. Therefore, may thy whole behavior WHO can the love of Christ express Be an honor to thy Saviour, .
To those who by his blood redeemed, Whose great mercy never ends.
Are as the heirs of life esteemed ? 4 Tho’thou hast but little strength,
He owns them as his chosen race. Let thy faith be manifested,
2 With thanks before his throne appear, And attested
And praise his name, dear congreBy unfeigned love to him;
gation, Serve his name
For ev'ry proof and demonstration, With true zeal in ev'ry station, That you his favor'd people are. As his feeble congregation,
3 Weknow his boundless loveand grace, Which relies on his support.
Enjoy his goodness, care and favor, 617.*
He keeps his covenant for ever,
Can aught exceed his faithfulness?
4 O might this church of Christ always Sits at thy footstool low,
Be to the world a bright example, Adores and praises thee;
How by the Holy Ghost, a temple The worth she well doth know
May be constructed to his praise,
619. T. 155. All her happiness.
JESUS, slaughter'd Prince of life, 2 We in thy ways proceed,
Thy remembrance ever raises Refresh'd and comforted;
Thanks and praises ; With us in mercy bear,
And thy love, when shed abroad,
Lamb of God,
Prompts us gather'd here before thee, Yea, at every step,
With abasement to adore thee Us protect and keep
For thy suff'rings, wounds and blood.