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In love to sinners vile,
Though from man's wisdom quite To bleed for fallen Adam's race,
conceal'd. Who were accurs’d, unclean and base, Whom dost thou love ? Sinners, the
Entangled fast by Satan's guile. 2 Thou, for their sake who hated thee,
Whom dost thou bless ? Children, who Didst shed thy blood upon the tree,
scorn'd thy grace; Thy life for ours didst give; (paid, O Being most gracious ! whom angels Thou bar'st our curse ; our debt was
adore, Thy soul for sin an off'ring made,
Thou takest delight in the worthless Thou dy’dst, that we with thee might live.
[God, [blood, 3 Thus hast thou bought us with thy,
2 Our thirsling can never, O merciful
Extend as far as doth thy grace ; That price accepted was by God With him we are at peace;
On us thou more blessings and love No wrath remains on any one,
hast bestow'd, Who will but come unto the Son,
Than stripes deserv'dourtrespasses; Take and put on his righteousness.
O teach us to trust thy fidelity,
And closely united with Christ to be, 4 Never may I depart from thee; The Spirit's kind teachings in all things Thou hast procur'd my liberty, Thanks to thy boundless grace!
Yealive to thyhonor, thee serve, praise Thy wounds, whereon Itrust by faith,
and love. My refuge are from sin and death, My feeble soul's abiding-place.
3 We pray thee, O Being most gra
cious and mild, T. 22.
Instructour mindsand teachusnow,
[bled So that in Immanuel, thine image and GIVE thanks that Jesus Christ hath child, Upon the cross in Adam's stead, Howgreat thyname is, we mayknow. And freed us from th' unhappy fall; Ah! shew us how easy it is to bear Thank him for this, ye sinners all ! Thy yoke, and to trustthypaternalcare, 2 Thanks, that he by his death&cross, That till the short period of this life Hath sav'd us and restor'd our loss;
shall end, Thanks,that byhismost precious blood, Our faith and our love may the AuAll that was spoild is now made good.
thor commend. 3 Permit me therefore thee to praise, O Lamb of God, with grateful lays,
T. 14. For all the pain thou didst endure, HOW sad our state by nature is ! For me salvation to procure.
Our sin how deep it stains ! 4 O let me by the Spirit's light How Satan binds our captive souls Thy cross's myst'ry know aright,
Fast in his slavish chains!
2 But there's a voice of sov'reign grace Till I shall see thee face to face,
Sounds from the sacred word:
“ Ho! ye despairing sinners, come, T. 221.
Believe in Christ the Lord.”
[love, YE bottomless depths of God's infinite 3 My soul, obey the gracious call, In Jesus Christ to us reveald!
And haste to gain relief; Its motions how burning, how flaming I would believe thy promise, Lord; they prove!
O help my unbelief!
4 To the dear fountain of thy blood, 6 Against the fiercest pow'rs of hell, Incarnate God! Ifly:
He is my strength and shield; Here let me wash my spotted soul Within his wounds I safely dwell; From crimes of deepest dye.
He fights, I win the field. 5 A guilty, weak and helpless worm, 7 Since he became my sacrifice, Into thy arms I fall :
My bonds and chains he broke; Be thou my strength and righteousness, Now to my willing neck he ties My Jesus, and my All.
His soft and easy yoke. 25. T. 582.
8 A pardon'd sinner I remain,
But sin its pow'r hath lost, NOT one of Adam's race,
Sin still I have, but grace doth reign, If in the balance try’d,
Mercy is all my boast. Can, by his works of righteousness, 'Fore God be justify'd.
9 Arise, O happy soul, rejoice,
In endless, happiness;
Open to thee is paradise,
Go in, and take thy place.
27. T. 22.
LORD, I am vile, conceiv'd in sin, Look up to Jesus for relief,
And born unholy and unclean; And to his blood appeal :
Sprung from the man whose guilty fall God gave his only Son
Corrupts his race, and taints us all. That sinners who believe,
2 Soon as we draw our infant breath Might not be lost, but be his own,
The seeds of sin engender death; And in his kingdom live.
The law demands a perfect heart, 26. T. 14
But we're defil'd in ev'ry part. I, WITH the fallen human race,
3 O God! create my heart anew, Lay welt'ring in my blood; ,
And form my spirit pure and true; Cover'd with shame and deep disgrace,
O make me wise betimes to see And banish'd far from God.
My danger and my remedy. 2 The loving Jesus passing by,
4 Behold, I fall before thy face; His bowels yearn'd to see
My only refuge is thy grace: Me wretched sinner helpless lie
No outward forms can make meclean, In deepest misery.
The leprosy lies deep within. 3 Inclin'd to me in tenderness, 5 My sin I feel, my guilt I know, My soul he would relieve
Thy blood can make me white as snow; From all its mis’ry and distress, Lord, let me hear thy pard’ning voice,
And make He said, " Arise, and live.”
broken heart rejoice. 4. He wash'd away my ev'ry stain,
28. T. 22. And cléans'd me in his blood; Deck'd me with righteousness divine,
WHEN justice did demand its due, And brought me nigh to God. And sins increas'd the dreadful strife,
My Saviour to my succor flew, 5 My heart no condemnation fears,
And by obedience bought my life. Nor hell, nor Satan dreads, Christ as the mercy-seat appears, 2 My ransom from the pow'r of sin
His blood my pardon pleads. Could not be paid on other terms:
Run, hide thyself, my soul, within
29. T. 580. Thy bleeding Saviour's out-stretch'd
ARISE, ye who are captive led,
Complain no more, for Christ our Head 3 Whenlawcondemns,and justicecries From sin can set you For dreadful vengeance without end, Redemption Jesus freely gives, To Jesus then I turn my eyes;
Repenting sinners he receives, He tells me, he will stand my friend. He came to save both thee and me.
2 He meekly all our sorrows bore, 4 God on these terms is reconcil'd,
Us failen sinners to restore And I his gracious heart have won: To life and liberty: Now I deem'd his favor'd child,
For us he suffer'd deep distress, In Jesus his beloved Son.
Was without form or comeliness; 5 What can be laid unto my charge?
O depth of love! O mystery! When God saith,“ Freely I forgive!" 3 Th’almighty Judge condemnedwas, Tho' Satan op my crimes enlarge,
That he by death might gain our cause; Christ saith, I shall not die, but live. : The Prince of life was slain :
And since he suffer'd in our stead, 6 The curses which the law of God
We need no condemnation dread, Pronounc'd o'er me, he freely bore; Eternal life in him we gain. I'm now, by faith in Jesus' blood,
4 The Holy One, made sin for us, Acquitted of sin's dreadful score.
Was nail'd to the accursed cross,
And shed his precious blood; 7 Awaythen doubts and anxious fears!
Thus he obtain'd a righteousness
For all who mourn for pard’ning grace, O'er sin and death I conqu’ror rise.
Thro’Jesuswe have peacewithGod!
5 Rejoice, O heav'ns, and earth reply! 8 Jesus! be endless praise to thee, With praise, ye sinners, fill the sky, Let sinners loud thy laụds proclaim; All
his death procures; of old their sins could pardon'd be, Your woes to blessings he will change, And Jesus always is the same. You in his children's order range,
Thro’him eternal life is yours.
III. Of the Incarnation and Birth of Jesus Christ.
Towish,or ask, that happiness to know,
Which love alone on sinners could JESUS, th' almighty Son of God,
bestow. with mortals his abode; He who was sworn to Abraham, 3 ThenLove brake forth, “Behold me Who ever was and is the same, [veal'd, "Prepar'd, O God, to do thywill! (still Came in due time and mysteries re- "I freely come, I freely die, Which from the world's foundation "For guilty man to satisfy; were conceald.
“I in his stead will hang upon the tree,
“From sin, and death, and hell to set 2 We, dead in sins and trespasses,
him free." The narrow way to life and peace Had neither will nor pow'r to find; 4 And thus, to saveoursouls fromguilt, Norwere our stubborn hearts inclin'd Our Surety's precious bloodwas spilt;
The sins of all on him were laid, “ I'll dwell with you," our Saviour And he for all hath fully paid : (ceive
saith; Now God, as children, freely will re- Receive him in your hearts by faith. Repenting sinners who in Christ be
2 Your crimes and self-made holiness, lieve,
Your carnal reason and distress 5 Out of mere grace unmerited,
and trust to Christ alone, Salvation showers on our head; Who did for all
sins atone, Because the Lamb was crucify'd,
10 Thus sav'd by God's unbounded Because the Lord of glory dy'd, Are we invited to receive a crown,
You'll humbly render thanks andpraise, Before the world was made ordain'd
With all the num'rous ransom'd host,
To Father, Son, and Holy Ghost! 31." T. 22. To God we render thanks and praise,
32. Who pity'd mankind's fallen race,
BEHOLD, to us a Child is born, And his dear and only Son,
gave That us, as children, he might own.
Tous a Son is giv'n;
Unto the wretched and forlorn 2What grace,what great benevolence!
Descends the Lord from heav'n: What love, surpassing human sense!
The promis'd seed, Immanuel, For this great work, no angel can
The everlasting God, shell Him duly praise, much less a man.
Comes down to save from death and 3 The Word eternal did assume
Poor sinners by his blood. Our flesh and blood, and man become; 2 Great is the hidden mystery The First and Last with wonder see That God became a man! Partake of human misery.
He had from all eternity, 4 He came to seek and save the lost;
In mercy form'd a plan We sinn'd, and he would bear the cost,
To save from mis'ry and distress
The fallen human race ;
And now the Sun of Righteousness
His healing beams displays. 5 For what is all the human race,
3 The Father lov'd us as his own, That God should show such matchless
Tho' we from him had stray'd, grace, To give his Son, that we might claim
And freely gave his only Son
To suffer in our stead. Life everlasting in his name.
The Son in love to us, declar'd : 6 How wretched they who still despise “ I come to do God's will;" Jesus, the Pearl of greatest price! And in this fallen world appear’d, Such as neglect to hear his voice, His counsel to fulfil. Must perish by their own free choice,
4 The Holy Ghost had long foretold 7 Unhappy those who turn away, That Jesus should appear; Or such as carelessly delay
And thus the patriarchs of old To meet their Saviour, tho’ he came Did his salvation share : Their souls from mis’ry to reclaim. Of him blest Mary did conceive, 8 Come, sinners, Jesus will receive The holy child she bore : The worst of sinners; come and live! And he instructs us to believe с
In Christ, and him adore.
5 Thus Father, Son, and Holy Ghost,
Which is not transitory, In this decree are one,
As worldly grandeur is. To save us sinners, vile and lost,
5 Love caus'd thy incarnation, By Jesus Christ the Son:
Love brought thee down to me! The Father's love we plainly trace
Thy thirst for
salvation In Christ th' incarnate God;
Procur'd my liberty:
Wherewith thou dost embrace 6 Come sinners, view th' incarnate Mankind, 'midst all that pressure Word,
Which since the fall takes place. Who us and all things made; 6 No sinful man's endeavor, This helpless Babe is Christ the Lord,
Nor any mortal's care, Though in a manger laid.
Could draw his sov'reign favor For us to die is Jesus born,
To sinners in despair : Adore his saving name,
Uncallid, he comes with gladness Rejoice, rejoice! for all that mourn Us from the fall to raise, May his salvation claim.
And change our grief and sadness
songs of joy and praise. How shall I meet my Saviour ?
7 Be not cast down, nor frighted How shall I welcome thee?
At sin, though e'er so great ;
No! Jesus is delighted
The greatest to remit:
He comes, repenting sinners
With life and love to crown,'
And make them happy winners
Of glory like his own, 2 While with her fragrant flowers
JESUS, all praise is due to thee, To thee a grateful lay :
That thou wast pleas'd a man to be! I'l} thee, the King of glory,
O’ershadow'd by the Spirit's pow'r, For thy great goodness praise, A virgin thee conceiv'd and bore. And thankfully adore thee
Hallelujah! Throughout my future days.
2 The Son of God, who fram'd theskies, 3 What hast thou not performed Now humbly in a manger lies; From death to rescue me!
He, who the earth's foundations laid, While I was so deformed
A helpless infant now is made. Hal. By sin and misery;
3 Th’ eternal and almighty God Fair gifts of my creation
Assumes our feeble flesh and blood; Quite lost, made me despair ;
He deigns with sinful men to dwell, But thy blest incarnation
with us, Immanuel. Hal. Brought my redemption near.
4. He is the Sun of righteousness, 4 I lay in fetters groaning,
Which riseth with resplendent grace, Thou 'cam'st to set me free;
And doth dispel sin's gloomy night, My shame I was bemoaning, With
Thatwemaysharehis saving light. Hal. thou clothedst me;
grace Thou raisedst me to glory,
5 To grant us pardon, peace and rest, Endowedst me with bliss,
He in this world became a guest,