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18.* T. 166.

WHEN the due time had taken place,
God look'd upon the sons of men,
Saw them a sinful, cursed race,
Perverse, polluted and unclean :
Then Jesus came to set us free,
And for our guilt to shed his blood;
His death procur'd our liberty,
And reconcil'd us unto God.

2 Our Lord now calleth constantly:
"Come, sinners, come to me and live;
Surrender ye yourselves to me,
Repenting sinners I receive:
My life I freely gave for you;
Now all your wants I will supply,
Yea, pardon, rest, and life bestow;
O turn to me, why will die ?"
ye

3 Sinners, attend to Jesus' voice;
He is the Lord our Righteousness:
Mourn not, but in his name rejoice,
Accept of his redeeming grace:
He fills the hungry soul with good,
The thirsty heart may take its fill;
He guides us in the narrow road
That leads to Salem's blessed hill.

4 Ah! come Lord Jesus, hear our pray'r
Thou worthy Son of God most high!
We humbly ask: our souls prepare,
That we may to thy mercy fly;
That we may all believe on thee,
And on thy flesh and blood. may
feed,
True members of thy body be,
For ever join'd to thee our Head.
19.*

T. 89.

IN thine image, Lord, thou mad'st me,

Gav'st me being out of love;
Though I fell, yet thou hast sent me
Full redemption from above:
Sacred Love, I long to be
Thine to all eternity.

2 Love! before I life obtained
I was chose to bliss by thee:
Thou, O God, hast not disdained
To become a man like me ;
Love almighty and divine!
I would be for ever thine.

3 Love! who hast for me endured

Keenest pains of death and hell, Love! whose suff'rings have procured More for me than tongue can tell, Sacred Love, &c.

4 Love! my Life, and my Salvation, Light and Truth, eternal Word! Thou alone dost consolation

To my sinking soul afford.
Love almighty, &c.

5 Love! thy yoke I gladly carry,
It is easy, gentle, light;
Grant that I may ne'er be weary
Thee to serve with all my might.
Sacred Love, &c.

6 Love! who interced'st in heaven
For
soul when I'm opprest,
my
Bear'st my worthless name engraven
Upon thy high-priestly breast.
Love almighty, &c.

7 Love! thou me wilt raise to glory
From the grave, the bed of dust,
And as conqu'ror place before thee
Crown'd with bliss. among the just,
Sacred Love! I long to be
Thine to all eternity.

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THE true good Shepherd, God's own
From all eternity,
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Urg'd by his love, exchang'd his throne
For human misery;

His wand'ring sheep gone far astray
He sought with pungent pain,
And did for all a ransom pay

To bring them home again.

2 One of those sheep, in deserts lost,
Art thou, my sin-sick soul;
His life it hath the Shepherd cost
To save and make thee whole;
Now hear his voice with gratitude,
Call on his saving name;
For thee he shed his precious blood,
And now his own doth claim.

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THOU holy, spotless Lamb of God! Didst leave thy glorious, blest abode,

In love to sinners vile,

To bleed for fallen Adam's race, Who were accurs'd, unclean and base,

Entangled fast by Satan's guile.

2 Thou, for their sake who hated thee, Didst shed thy blood upon the tree,

Thy life for ours didst give; [paid, Thou bar'st our curse; our debt was Thy soul for sin an off'ring made, Thou dy'dst, that we with thee might live. [blood, 3 Thus hast thou bought us with thy That price accepted was by God

With him we are at peace; No wrath remains on any one, Who will but come unto the Son, Take and put on his righteousness. 4 Never may I depart from thee; Thou hast procur'd my liberty,

Thanks to thy boundless grace! Thy wounds, whereon I trust by faith, My refuge are from sin and death, My feeble soul's abiding-place. 22. T. 22.

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GIVE thanks that Jesus Christ hath
Upon the cross in Adam's stead,
And freed us from th' unhappy fall;
Thank him for this, ye sinners all!
2 Thanks, that he by his death & cross,
Hath sav'd us and restor'd our loss;
Thanks, that by hismost precious blood,
All that was spoil'd is now made good.
3 Permit me therefore thee to praise,
O Lamb of God, with grateful lays,
For all the pain thou didst endure,
For me salvation to procure.
4 Olet me by the Spirit's light
Thy cross's myst'ry know aright,
That I on thee my faith may place,
Till I shall see thee face to face.

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Though from man's wisdom quite

conceal'd.

Whom dost thou love? Sinners, the vilest race;

Whom dost thou bless? Children, who scorn'd thy grace;

O Being most gracious! whom angels adore,

Thou takest delight in the worthless and poor. [God,

2 Our thirsting can never, O merciful Extend as far as doth thy grace;

On us thou more blessings and love hast bestow'd,

Than stripes deserv'd our trespasses; O teach us to trust thy fidelity,

And closely united with Christ to be, TheSpirit's kind teachings in all things to prove,

Yea live to thy honor, thee serve, praise and love.

3 We pray thee, O Being most gracious and mild,

Instruct our minds and teach us now, So that in Immanuel, thine image and child,

Howgreat thyname is, we mayknow. Ah! shew us how easy it is to bear Thy yoke, and to trust thy paternalcare, That till the short period of this life

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To the dear fountain of thy blood, Incarnate God! Ifly: Here let me wash my spotted soul From crimes of deepest dye.

5 A guilty, weak and helpless worm, Into thy arms I fall:

Be thou my strength and righteousness, My Jesus, and my All.

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NOT one of Adam's race,
If in the balance try'd,
Can, by his works of righteousness,
'Fore God be justify'd.

The works which we have done

Are all, alas! unclean;
But we are sav'd by faith alone,
And cleans'd thereby from sin.
2 Ye sinners, who with grief
Your condemnation feel,
Look up

to Jesus for relief,

And to his blood appeal: God gave his only Son

That sinners who believe,

Might not be lost, but be his own, And in his kingdom live.

26.

T. 14. I, WITH the fallen human race, Lay welt'ring in my blood; Cover'd with shame and deep disgrace,

And banish'd far from God.

2. The loving Jesus passing by,
His bowels yearn'd to see
Me wretched sinner helpless lie
In deepest misery.

3 Inclin'd to me in tenderness,
My soul he would relieve
From all its mis'ry and distress,
He said, 66
Arise, and live."
4 He wash'd away my ev'ry stain,

And cleans'd me in his blood;
Deck'd me with righteousness divine,
And brought me nigh to God.
My heart no condemnation fears,
Nor hell, nor Satan dreads,
Christ as the mercy-seat appears,
His blood my pardon pleads.

6 Against the fiercest pow'rs of hell, He is my strength and shield; Within his wounds I safely dwell; He fights, I win the field.

7 Since he became my sacrifice,

My bonds and chains he broke;
Now to my willing neck he ties
His soft and easy yoke.

8 A pardon'd sinner I remain,
But sin its pow'r hath lost,
Sin still I have, but grace doth reign.
Mercy is all my boast.

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,
And born unholy and unclean;
Sprung from the man whose guilty fall
Corrupts his race, and taints us all.
2 Soon as we draw our infant breath
The seeds of sin engender death;
The law demands a perfect heart,
But we're defil'd in ev'ry part.

3 O God! create my heart anew,
And form my spirit pure and true;
O make me wise betimes to see
My danger and my remedy.

4 Behold, I fall before thy face;
My only refuge is thy grace:
No outward forms can make me clean,
The leprosy lies deep within.

5 My sin I feel, my guilt I know,
Thy blood can make me white as snow;
Lord, let me hear thy pard'ning voice,
And make my broken heart rejoice.

28. T. 22.

WHEN justice did demand its due,
And sins increas'd the dreadful strife,
My Saviour to my succor flew,
And by obedience bought my life.
2 My ransom from the pow'r of sin
Could not be paid on other terms;

Run, hide thyself, my soul, within Thy bleeding Saviour's out-stretch'd

arms.

3 When lawcondemns,andjustice cries
For dreadful vengeance without end,
To Jesus then I turn my eyes;
He tells me, he will stand my friend.

4 God on these terms is reconcil'd,
And I his gracious heart have won:
Now I am deem'd his favor'd child,
In Jesus his beloved Son.

5 What can be laid unto my charge? When God saith," Freely I forgive!" Tho' Satan on my crimes enlarge, Christ saith, I shall not die, but live.

6 The curses which the law of God
Pronounc'd o'er me, he freely bore;
I'm now, by faith in Jesus' blood,
Acquitted of sin's dreadful score.

7 Awaythen doubts and anxious fears!
Be silent all my needless sighs;
My Saviour wipes away my tears,
O'er sin and death I conqu'ror rise.

8 Jesus! be endless praise to thee,
Let sinners loud thy lauds proclaim;
Of old their sins could pardon'd be,
And Jesus always is the same.

29. T. 580.

ARISE, ye who are captive led, Complain no more, for Christ our Head From sin can set you free: Redemption Jesus freely gives, Repenting sinners he receives,

He came to save both thee and me. 2 He meekly all our sorrows bore, Us fallen sinners to restore

To life and liberty: For us he suffer'd deep distress, Was without form or comeliness; O depth of love! O mystery 3 Th'almighty Judge condemnedwas, That he by death might gain our cause; The Prince of life was slain: And since he suffer'd in our stead, We need no condemnation dread, Eternal life in him we gain. 4 The Holy One, made sin for us, Was nail'd to the accursed cross,

And shed his precious blood; Thus he obtain'd a righteousness For all who mourn for pard'ning grace, Thro'Jesuswe have peacewithGod! 5 Rejoice, O heav'ns, and earth reply! With praise, ye sinners, fill the sky,

All grace his death procures; Your woes to blessings he will change, You in his children's order range, Thro' him eternal life is yours.

III. Of the Incarnation and Birth of Jesus Christ.

30.* T. 97.

JESUS, th' almighty Son of God,
Takes up with mortals his abode;
He who was sworn to Abraham,
Whoever was and is the same, [veal'd,
Came in due time and mysteries re-
Which from the world's foundation
were conceal'd.

2 We, dead in sins and trespasses,
The narrow way to life and peace
Had neither will nor pow'r to find;
Nor were our stubborn hearts inclin'd

Towish,orask,that happiness to know, Which love alone on sinners.could bestow.

3 Then Love brake forth, "Behold me "Prepar'd, O God,to do thywill! [still "I freely come, I freely die, "For guilty man to satisfy; "I in his stead will hang upon the tree, "From sin, and death, and hell to set him free."

4 And thus, to save oursouls fromguilt, Our Surety's precious blood was spilt;

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To God we render thanks and praise,
Who pity'd mankind's fallen race,
And gave his dear and only Son,
That us, as children, he might own.
2 What grace, what great benevolence!
What love, surpassing human sense!
For this great work, no angel can
Him duly praise, much less a man.
3 The Word eternal did assume
Our flesh and blood,and man become;
The First and Last with wonder see
Partake of human misery.

4 He came to seek and save the lost;
We sinn'd, and he would bear the cost,
That we might share eternal bliss;
O what unbounded love was this!

5 For what is all the human race, That God should show such matchless grace,

To give his Son, that we might claim Life everlasting in his name.

6 Howwretched they who still despise Jesus, the Pearl of greatest price! Such as neglect to hear his voice, Must perish by their own free choice.

7 Unhappy those who turn away, Or such as carelessly delay To meet their Saviour, tho' he came Their souls from mis'ry to reclaim. 8 Come, sinners, Jesus will receive The worst of sinners; come and live! с

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BEHOLD, to us a Child is born,
To us a Son is giv❜n;

Unto the wretched and forlorn
Descends the Lord from heav'n:
The promis'd seed, Immanuel,
The everlasting God, [hell
Comes down to save from death and
Poor sinners by his blood.
2 Great is the hidden mystery
That God became a man!
He had from all eternity,

In mercy form'd a plan
To save from mis'ry and distress

The fallen human race;
And now the Sun of Righteousness
His healing beams displays.
3 The Father lov'd us as his own,
Tho' we from him had stray'd,
And freely gave his only Son

To suffer in our stead.
The Son in love to us, declar'd:

"I come to do God's will;" And in this fallen world appear'd,

His counsel to fulfil.

4 The Holy Ghost had long foretold
That Jesus should appear;
And thus the patriarchs of old

Did his salvation share :
Of him blest Mary did conceive,

The holy child she bore:
And he instructs us to believe
In Christ, and him adore.

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