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3 Break, O break this heart of stone; O LORD, how vile am I,
Form it for thy use alone;
Bid each vanity depart,
Build thy temple in my heart.
4 This be my support in need, • And must I then indeed
That thou didst so freely bleed: Sink in despair and die ?
All my joys and hopes arise Fain would I hope that thou didst bleed From thy bleeding sacrifice. For such a wretch as I.
5 This confirms me when I'm weak,
Comforts me, when I am sick, 2 That blood which thou hast spilt, That
Gives me courage, when I faint, which is thy own,
grace Can cleanse the vilest sinner's guilt,
Well supplies my ev'ry want. And soften hearts of stone.
6 Saviour, to my
heart be near, Low at thy feet I bow,
Exercise thy Shepherd-care; Oh pity and forgive :
Guard my weakness by thy grace, Here will I lie, and wait till thou Fill my soul with heav'nly peace. Shalt bid me rise and live.
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OH, how great, how rich, how free,
Is the grace which Christ bestows! THE mist before my eyes remov'd Only cast your misery With wonder struck I see,
At the foot of Jesus' cross; Dear Lord, the black, the num'rous Weeping at the throne of grace crimes,
Lie, and never quit the place, By which I've grieved thee. Never till your suit's obtain'd, 2 These were the unrelenting foes,
Never till the blessing's gain'd. Which made thee
T. 16. Caus’d thee to shed thy precious blood, NOTHING but thy blood, O Jesus! And bow thine head, and die.
Can relieve us from our smart; 3 Thy love hath thaw'd my frozen Nothing else from guilt release us, heart,
else can melt the heart, And caus’d my tears to flow; 2. Nothing else can ease our burthen: I now abhor that monster sin,
Jesus' precious blood alone,
Can produce a sense of pardon, 4 I trust my guilt was done away
And dissolve a heart of stone. By my incarnate God,
265.* Who felt, † atone for man's offence,
BE not dismay'd-in time of need, The sin-avenging rod.
Thy Saviour knows thy irksome situa.
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His heart is mild, with pity fillid, HEAR, O Jesus, my complaints, Can't see thy grief without commiseraKnown to thee are all my wants ; tion. Self-convicted, self-abhorr'd,
2 To Christ draw nigh—for help apply, I approach thee, dearest Lord.
He will pour out on thee the oil of 2 Known to thee, whose eyes are flame. gladness;
woes, I thy love and pity claim:
He feels and knows-thy griefs and With an eye of love look down, Will turn to joy and comfort all thy Help me, Lord, O help me soon. sadness,
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HERE come I, my Shepherd, athirst Were not thy blood still pleading in
after thee; my favor.
In mercy receive me, for mercy's my Where should I, poorest among all the needy, Find succor ready! The word thou hast spoken,
plea : 2. What should I do, a sinner vile and Can never be broken; wretched,
(stretched, Thou know'si I am needy, and greatly Were not thy arms of love to me out- distrest, But thou my Refuge art, my Consola- Thou callest the weary to come and tion,
And whole Salvation. find rest.
XV. Of FAITH. .
16 Tho' waves and storms go o'er my
head, Now I have found the ground Tho'strength, and health, and friends
wherein, Sure my soul's anchor may remain; Tho' joys be wither'd all and dead; Ev'n Christ, who to atone for sin,
Tho' ev'ry comfort be withdrawn; Was as a 'spotless victim slain ;
Jesus, thy mercy never dies. When heav'n and earth are fled away.
7 Fix'd on this ground may I remain, 2 O Lord, thy everlasting grace Tho' my heart fail, and flesh decay;
Our scanty thought surpasseth far : This anchor shall my soul sustain, Thou show'st maternal tenderness, When earth's foundations melt away:
Thy arnis of love still open are, Mercy's full pow'r I then shall prove, Thy heart o'er sinners can't but break, Lov'd with an everlasting love ! Whether thy grace they slight or take.
That Christ was Israel's Cov'nant-God,
Word, 4 O Love! thou bottomless abyss ! My sins are swallow'd up in thee;
By Christ was man to life restor'd; Coverd is my unrighteousness,
The Prophets, strong in faith and bold, From condemnation now I'm free; His coming in the flesh foretold. Since Jesus' blood, thro'earth and skies, 3 No wonder therefore that we read, “ Mercy, free boundless mercy!" cries. Abra’m to see his day was glad ; 5 By faith I plunge into this sea,
Isaiah too his glory saw, Here is my hope, my joy, my rest;
And spoke of him with joy and awe. Hither, when sin assails, I fee, 4 'Tis sure that by his bitter pain,
I look into my. Saviour's breast : He for mankind did life obtain, Away, sad doubt, and anxious fear— Did for his church on earth atone, “Mercy" is all that's written there. And for the ransom'd round the throne.
3 We love the Lamb of God who dy'd: 14 Then shall we go from strength to Whoever seeketh ought beside,
strength Belongs not to our company;
From grace to greater grace; bialy Christ is our All eternally.
From each degree of faith to more,
Till we behold thy face.
His blood, the ransom paid for all. en
Before an erring world t'assert,)
Nothing one moment doth withhold 270. T. 22.
A man, but his unwilling heart: FAITH'comes by hearing God's record In our dear Lord there's no delay, Concerning Jesus Christ the Lord;
Fix'd is his will, and plain his way. The happy means, which heav'n hath 2 Should any one of serious frame, blest
That long hath seem'd to seek his face, To bring us to the gospel-rest.
His tedious tasks and trials name,
Preparatory steps of grace; 2 The joyful sound is news of grace, We say, “No, Christ requires them not, ez Redemption of a fallen race,
And this fine web a false heart wrought." Thro' Jesus' righteousness divine, ! Which bright from faith to faith doth 3 Should any think he's so hemm’d in
With sin, as to be past relief, my shine,
Alas! he knows not, that the sin, 3 The promise of immortal bliss
Which binds his soul, is unbelief: We have in Christ our Righteousness; If to the cross we lift our eye, 210, By this our righteousness is bought,
Then sin and Satan soon must fly. maji Faith pleads that right, but buys it not.
4 Ready our Saviour is indeed, 4 True faith receives the offer'd good His glorious work in all to do; And promise seald with Jesus' blood : To ev'ry one it must be said, Faith gives no title to the bliss, « Thou hadst been happy long ago, But takes the Saviour's righteousness. Hadst thou in faith cast all ihy care 5 In the Redeemer, as my Head,
On Jesus Christ, who heareth pray'r."
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By various maxims, forms and rules,
for wisdom in the schools, 271. T. 14.
I strove my passion to restrain; HAIL, Alpha and Omega, hail!
But all my efforts prov'd in vain.
2 But since my Saviour I have known, Thou Author of our faith, The Finisher of all our hopes,
My rules are all reduc'd to one ;
To keep my Lord, by faith, in view, The Truth, the Life, the Path.
This strength supplies, and motives too. 2 Hail, First and Last, thou great I AM! 3 I see him lead a suff'ring life,
In whom we live and move; Patient, amidst reproach and strife; Increase our little spark of faith, And from his pattern courage
To bear and suffer for his sake,
Be treasur'd in our breast; And by the sight from guilt am freed;
This sight destroys the life of sin,
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5 To look to Jesus as he rose Confirms my faith, disarms my foes; Satan I shame and overcome,
HEAL us, Immanuel, here we are, By pointing to my Saviour's tomb. Waiting to feel thy touch;
, 6 Exalted on his glorious throne,
Deep wounded souls to thee repair, I see him make my cause his own;
And, Saviour, we are such. Then all
anxious caręs subside, 2 Our faith is feeble, we confess, For Jesus lives, and will provide. We faintly trust thy word; 7 I see him look with pity down, But wilt thou pity us the less ? And hold in view the conqu’rors crown;
Be that far from thee, Lord! If press'd with griefs and cares before, 3 Remember him who once apply'd,“ My soul revives, nor asks for more.
With trembling, for relief; 8 By faith I see the hour at hand
“ Lord, I believe," with tears he cry'd, When in his presence I shall stand ; “ O help niy unbelief." Then it will be my endless bliss,
4 She too, who touch'd thee in the To see him where, and as he is.
Was answer'd, “Daughter, go in peace,
Thy faith hath made thee whole." LAMB of God, who thee receive,
5 Conceal'damidst the gath'ring throng, Who in thee desire to live,
She would have shunn'd thine eyes; Cry by day and night to thee,
And if her faith was firm and strong, As thou art, so let us be.
Strong were her doubts likewise. 2 Fix, O fix our wavring mind,
6 Like her, with hopes and fears, we To thy cross us firmly bind : Gladly now we would be clean;
To touch thee if we may; Cleanse our hearts from ev'ry sin.
Oh! send us not despairing home, 3 Dust and ashes tho' wę be,
Send none unheal'd away.
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O JESUS, 'fore whose radiation Everlasting life receive;
The seraphim must cover'd stand, They with joy behold thy face,
When, in their awful ministration, Triumph in thy pard’ning grace.
They wait for thy supreme command: 5 Life deriving from thy death, How can this body's eyes, dim-sighted, They proceed from faith to faith, Which by sin's gloomy misery Walk the new, the living way And earthly shadows are benighted, Leading to eternal day,
Endure thy glorious light to see! 6 Blest are they who follow thee,
2 Yet let by faith my penetration While this light of life they see;
Reach ev'n within the sanctuary;
Thy mercy be my consolation,
May this uphold and strengthen me. 7 Praise on earth to thee be
Reach unto me thy sceptre gracious, Never-ceasing praise in heav'n; Wholow, like Esther,'fore thee bow, Boundless wisdom, pow'r divine, Say," I will be to thee propitious, Love unspeakable are thine!
And loving kindness to thee show."
3 O Jestas, show thy great compassion The flame of love shall break forth Unto the soul that pants for thee ;
stronger, Hear thou my humble supplication, When here my pulse no longer beats.
My God, be merciful to me! I know thou art with pity filled
277. T. 14. To sinners who thy mercy crave; MISTAKEN souls! that dream of My pardon by thy blood is sealed,
heav'n I know 'twas shed my soul to save.
And make their empty, boast 4 I recommend myself for ever Of inward joys, and sins forgiv'n,
To thee, with filial confidence; While they are slaves to lust. I pray, O Lord, regard in favor
2 Vain are our fancies, airy lights, My tears, and humble penitence; If faith be cold and dead; I thro' thy death am justified,
None but a living pow'r unites
To Christ the living Head.
3 'Tis faith that changes all the heart,
'Tis faith that works by love, 5 O let thy Spirit still attend me,
That bids all sinful joys depart,
And lifts the thoughts above,
4 'Tis faith that conquers earth and That I without variation, may;
hell, By humbly walking in thy ways,
By a celestial pow'r ; Suit to thy will my conversation, This is the grace that shall prevail While here I run my mortal race.
In the decisive hour. 6 Give me the armor of the Spirit,
15 True faith obeys its Author's will, Support me with thy pow'rful aid,
As well as trusts his grace;
For his own holiness.
6 When from the curse he sets us free, Thus will thy kingdom, mighty Saviour, He makes our nature clean;
In which'true righteousness is seen, Nor would he send his Son to be
7 His Spirit purifies the heart,
And seals our peace with God;
But Jesus' cleansing blood.
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THO ev'ry child of God
Is a new creature,
Yet do we feel the load :8 Lord, while my faith to thee as
Of sinful nature ;
Which, if by faith we cleave
To Christ our Saviour,
Can, tho' it cause us grief,
Condemn us never.
Past all expression;