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2 For the Lamb of God

Fixeth his abode

In his ransom'd congregation,
And true joy and consolation,
Grace and truth, abound
Where the Lord is found.
3 All thy strength and life

From Christ's death derive,
And proclaim his bitter passion
As the cause of man's salvation,
Showing forth his praise
Till the end of days.


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T. 114. BRIDE of the Lamb, thou favor'd congregation, [flock, Thou fruit of Jesus' cross, dear cov'nant Securely built on him th' eternal Rock, Rejoice in him,the God of thy salvation, Reap all the blessings he design'd for thee,

Grow in his grace and knowledge constantly.

2 Thy glory be to all the world displayed, Toall mankind his dying love proclaim, Awake, put on thy strength, Jerusalem, And in thy beauteous garments be arrayed,

Break forth, extend thyself both far and near [share. That thousands still thy happiness may 612. T. 14.

HAIL, church of Christ, bought with

his blood!

The world I freely leave; Ye children of the living God, Me in your tents receive.

2 Bride of the Lamb, I'm one in heart With thee thro' boundless grace; And I will never from thee part,

This bond shall never cease. 3 Closely I'll follow Christ with thee, I'll go thy safest road; Thy people shall my people be, And thine shall be my God. 4 And am I, Jesus, one of those Who in thy fold have place? Who gather'd round th' erected cross Enjoy redeeming grace ?

5 O yes, nor would I change my lot
For all this world can give,
By grace I'll keep the place I've got,
And only to thee cleave.

613.* T. 26.

REDEEMED souls, adore and praise Our merciful and gracious God, For all the blessings he bestow'd, For all the wonders of his grace. 2 The Lord for us great things hath done,

Our warmest thanks to him are due; We trace his goodness when we view

His church, where he erects his throne. 3 We humbly take what he'll bestow, Who would refuse his boundless grace?

O may his church in ev'ry place His blessed views more fully know. 4 We all in spirit are agreed,

To follow Jesus as his flock,

To build on him, our only Rock, And on the path of life proceed.


And tho' a rugged path it be,

On which we oft with trials meet,
And many dangers us beset;

It leads to true felicity,


The Father's garden here below With patience must be watch'd indeed;

For, as in nature 'tis, the seed Must die before the plant can grow. 7 Here is our hand; us, Lord, assist To serve thee 'midst reproach and shame,

And thy atonement to proclaim, Until we in thy presence rest,

614.* T. 205.

RISE, exalt our Head and King;

Praise the Lord who ever lives!
Glad we are his praise to sing;

He his people's praise receives.
On his pow'rful day they rise,
Off'ring free will sacrifice;
His victorious triumph this,
Since hell's host defeated is,

2 Ye who Jesus' death proclaim,

Service yield to him with joy,
Praise with ev'ry breath his name,
Grace t' extol be your employ ;'
Grace supports us ev'ry day,
Leads us in the narrow way;
'Tis thro' grace alone that we
Can obtain the victory.

3 Gracious Lord, may we believe,
Venture all on thy free
Boldly things not seen achieve,
Trusting in thy promises;
Faith thy people's strong hold is,
Their employment daily this,
To proceed on paths unknown,
Leaning on thy grace alone.

4 Christ, thy all-atoning death

Is our life while here below;
Strengthen thou our feeble faith,
Constantly thy aid bestow;
In thy mercy we confide,
Safely to the end us guide;
Zion, if thy Head depart,
Void of life and strength thou art.
5 Lord thy body ne'er forsake,
Ne'er thy congregation leave;
We to thee our refuge take,

Of thy fulness we receive:
Ev'ry other help be gone,
Thou art our support alone,
For on thy supreme commands,
All the universe depends.

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THY church, O Lamb of God, ap

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The willing slaves of sin and death

We were, and enemies to thee; But, granting us a living faith,

Thou from the curse didst set us free. 3 Is there a thing that warms the heart, That stirs up gratitude and love, It is the grace thou dost impart,

Thy blood, the pow'r of which we prove:

We sink astonish'd at thy feet,

Thy mercy's an unfathom❜d sea,
How can we find expressions meet,
Who but so lately loved thee?
4 The word of Jesus' bloody sweat,

Of his dire passion, wounds & death, With pow'r our souls doth penetrate, And quicken with life-giving breath: The pow'rs of hell this vanquishes,

This doth the church of Christ maintain,

Tho' Satan to the threshold press,

Christ's blood won't let him entrance gain.

5 Who in the Spirit's light can trace The church of God, he must declare, It is alone thro' Jesus' grace,

That she abiding fruit can bear: To him all honor doth pertain,

Who by his blood made her his own, Her choirs repeat in cheerful strain : The Lord for us great things hath done."

6 The church of Christ who views aright,

And must with wonder and delight
He sees a glorious master-piece,

Adore him, who the Author is:
Her beauty plainly doth appear

To those who have discerning eyes; Her songs delight the ravish'd ear

Of all who know celestial joys. 7 She Christ, her faithful Shepherd, knows,

Attends to his instructive voice, Amidst adversity she grows,

In her election doth rejoice, Is by the Holy Spirit led:

The blood of covenant maintains Her union with the Lord her Head,

In whom she constant vict'ry gains.

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CHURCH of Christ, sing and rejoice,
Bring the Lord thro' all thy classes
Thanks and praises,

Glory, honor, might and pow'r,

Since he is our Head and Saviour,
And his mercy, grace and favor
Richly doth on us bestow.


2 When we on his faithfulness,
Love and mercy duly ponder,
Lost in wonder,

We desire his name to praise ; į
For his grace,

Love and goodness never ceaseth,
He the number still increaseth
Of the church in which he rules.
3 Highly favor'd church, thou art
Still beyond all contradiction,
'Midst affliction;

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By the Lord, who thee redeem'd,
Much esteem'd:
Therefore, may thy whole behavior
Be an honor to thy Saviour,
Whose great mercy never ends.

4 Tho' thou hast but little strength,
Let thy faith be manifested,
And attested

By unfeigned love to him;
Serve his name

With true zeal in ev'ry station,
As his feeble congregation,
Which relies on his support.

617.* T. 121.

O LORD, thy church which now
Sits at thy footstool low,
Adores and praises thee;
The worth she well doth know
Of thy election free,
Placing in thy grace
All her happiness.

2 We in thy ways proceed,
Refresh'd and comforted;
With us in mercy bear,
And daily forward lead
Thy flock with tender care,
Yea, at every step,
Us protect and keep.

3 Of thee both far and near
With joy and humble shame,
We gladly witness bear;
To sinners ev'ry where
We publish in thy name,
That thy blood makes clean
From all guilt and sin.

4 O give us that good part,
A sanctified heart,

Each needful gift and grace,
Dear Lord, to us impart;
Form us unto thy praise;
Thro' thy aid may we,
Yield true joy to thee.

5 O Lamb, for sinners slain,
For evermore remain,
Unto thy foll'wers nigh;
Let us thy aim attain,
Daily thy grace enjoy ;
Never from us move,
Keep us in thy love.

618.* T. 26. WHO can the love of Christ express To those who by his blood redeemed, Are as the heirs of life esteemed? He owns them as his chosen race. 2 With thanks before his throne appear, And praise his name, dear congregation,

For ev'ry proof and demonstration, That you his favor'd people are. 3 Weknow his boundless love and grace, Enjoy his goodness, care and favor, He keeps his covenant for ever, Can aught exceed his faithfulness? 4 Omight this church of Christ always Be to the world a bright example, How by the Holy Ghost, a temple May be constructed to his praise. 619. T. 155.

JESUS, slaughter'd Prince of life,
Thy remembrance ever raises
Thanks and praises;

And thy love, when shed abroad,
Lamb of God,

Prompts us gather'd here before thee,
With abasement to adore thee
For thy suff'rings, wounds and blood.

2 To redeem us from the fall,
Thou hast death for us endured,
And procured.

For all those who trust in thee
Mercy free;

Now thy ransom'd congregation
Hath thee for her sole foundation,
Here and in eternity.

3 Since thou hast deliver'd us
From the yoke of ev'ry stranger
And all danger,

In thee, Saviour of the lost!
Is our boast;

From thy all-sufficient merit
We eternal life inherit,

For thy blood hath paid the cost.

4 May thy ransom'd people, Lord,
To thy inmost courts admitted,
For priests fitted,

Off'ring pray'r and praise to thee

Prize their glorious destination,
Yield to thee their ministration,
And thy faithful foll'wers be.

5 Sanctify us for thyself,
From each thing by thy soul hated

Freed from this world's sinful ways;
Grant us grace,

In our walk and whole demeanor,
As new creatures, thee to honor,
And thy holy name to praise.

6 Deep engrave it in our hearts,
How by thee we are esteemed,
Why redeemed!

Ev'n to practise in these days
Heaven's ways,.

'Midst all poverty and weakness,
To grow up into thy likeness,
And at judgment be thy praise.

7 O lift up thy countenance
On thy church; in love remember
Ev'ry member;

Might none, who would not be thine
Enter in ;

May we all in thee believing,
Grace for grace from thee receiving,
Needful strength and succor gain.

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THRICE happpy congregation,
For thy predestination

Adore the suff'ring Lamb;
Who, mov'd by love unbounded,
To purchase thee was wounded,
The cross endur'd, despis'd the

2 It ne'er can be expressed
In words, how thou art blessed;
Thy happy lot hold fast;
Thy ransom, so expensive,
Is surely more extensive,

Than barely to be sav'd at last.

3 O yes our grace-election,
By our kind Lord's direction,
Is of a nobler kind;
John's portion to inherit,
To be with Christ one spirit,
Rightly acquainted with his mind.

4 To learn how, with precision,
In each state and condition,

To execute his will; -
His ev'ry intimation
Be our heart's inclination

To understand, and then fulfil.

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O THOU, who out of sin's dark night
Hast us, thy children, called ;
And hast thy glorious gospel-light
Unto our hearts revealed;
Abas'd with shame we all

Before thee humbly fall,

And render for electing grace
To thee, Lord Jesus, thanks and praise.
2 The patience, love, unweary'd care,
Abundant grace and blessing,
Thou dost bestow from year to year,
Is truly past expressing;
Great mercy thou hast shown
To us, we freely own,

Yet hath thy aim, most faithful Friend,
With us not fully been obtain'd.
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Of thee and thy salvation; May all men in us see, Our words and works agree, Then shall we of redeeming love To others a sweet savor prove. 5 But are there such among us still, Whose hearts thy love ne'er warmed, Who, tho' their wretched state they feel, Are not thereby alarmed;

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rouse them from death's sleep, That they may pray and weep, And flee as sinners to thy wounds, Where, for the vilest, grace abounds.


T. 126.
TO God the great Creator,
The Lord of earth and heav'n,
Who rules all things in nature,
Eternal praise be giv'n:

That blessed Lamb, which John once


We now revere with awe.

As if it had been slaughter'd,

2 Thou ransom'd church of Jesus,
The Saviour's happy bride,
Arise, show forth his praises
Who for thee bled and dy'd;
Ye, tho' a people poor and mean,
Of God are highly honor'd,
Because the Lamb was slain.
3 In our degree and measure
His love we will proclaim;
In lowliness with pleasure

Yield service to his name;
The church with tender care he'll guide,
And will in ev'ry trial
Our sure Support abide.

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