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5 on me, thy helpless worm, O Lord, Till I can, by grace restor❜d,
A living faith bestow; That I thy mercy, truth and love, May by experience know.
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LONG I strove my God to love,
2 When with sense of guilt opprest,
Glorious off'ring, precious blood!
Jesus the unspotted Lamb: Worthy truth, great mystery!
By his blood salvation came. By his stripes my wounds are heal'd, By his death, God's love reveal'd; We, once strangers far from God, Are brought nigh by Jesus' blood.
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SAVIOUR of thy chosen race, View me from thy heav'nly throne; Give the sweet relenting grace,
Soften thou this heart of stone;
2 By thy Spirit me reprove,
Let me see, and let me feel;
3 Jesus, seek thy wand'ring sheep,
Say: thou know'st, I love thee, Lord,
5 Ah, remember me for good,
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AH! whither should I
2 What is it keeps me back,
Some cursed thing unknown
3 Jesus, the hind'rance show,
Which I have fear'd to see:
4 I now believe; in thee
Which thou wouldst fain remove: Remove it, then shall I declare,
That thou, O God, art love!
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OLORD, how vile am I,
How can I venture to draw nigh
And must I then indeed
Sink in despair and die ? ·
3 Break, O break this heart of stone;
Form it for thy use alone;
Build thy temple in my heart.
4 This be my support in need, That thou didst so freely bleed: All my joys and hopes arise
Fain would I hope that thou didst bleed From thy bleeding sacrifice.
For such a wretch as I.
2 That blood which thou hast spilt,
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THE mist before my eyes remov'd
By which I've grieved thee.
3 Thy love hath thaw'd my frozen heart,
And caus'd my tears to flow now abhor that monster sin, And find he is my foe.
4 I trust my guilt was done away
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HEAR, O Jesus, my complaints,
2 Known to thee, whose eyes are flame.
5 This confirms me when I'm weak, Comforts me, when I am sick, Gives me courage, when I faint, Well supplies my ev'ry want. 6 Saviour, to my heart be near, Exercise thy Shepherd-care; Guard my weakness by thy grace, Fill my soul with heav'nly peace. 263.* T. 205.
OH, how great, how rich, how free, Is the grace which Christ bestows! Only cast your misery
At the foot of Jesus' cross; Weeping at the throne of grace Lie, and never quit the place, Never till your suit's obtain'd, Never till the blessing's gain'd.
264. T. 16. NOTHING but thy blood, O Jesus! Can relieve us from our smart; Nothing else from guilt release us, Nothing else can melt the heart, 2 Nothing else can ease our burthen: Jesus' precious blood alone, Can produce a sense of pardon, And dissolve a heart of stone. 265.* T. 66.
BE not dismay'd-in time of need, Thy Saviour knows thy irksome situation;
His heart is mild,-with pity fill'd, Can't see thy grief without commisera
2 ToChrist draw nigh-for help apply, He will pour out on thee the oil of gladness; [woes, thy griefs and comfort all thy
He feels and knows Will turn to joy and sadness.
[stretched, Thou know'st I am needy, and greatly distrest,
Were not thy arms of love to me out
But thou my Refuge art, my Consola-Thou callest the weary to come and And whole Salvation.
XV. Of FAITH.
Now I have found the ground
Sure my soul's anchor may remain; Ev'n Christ, who to atone for sin,
Was as a spotless victim slain; Whose mercy shall unshaken stay When heav'n and earth are fled away. 2 O Lord, thy everlasting grace Our scanty thought surpasseth far: Thou show'st maternal tenderness,
Thy arms of love still open are, Thy heart o'er sinners can't but break, Whether thy grace they slight or take. 3 God in man's death takes no delight; Each soul may grace and life obtain, In him, who left his glory bright,
Took flesh, and dy'd, and rose again: And now he knocks times numberless At our hearts' door, and offers grace. 4 O Love! thou bottomless abyss!
My sins are swallow'd up in thee; Cover'd is my unrighteousness,
From condemnation now I'm free; Since Jesus' blood, thro' earth and skies, Mercy, free boundless mercy!" cries. 5 By faith I plunge into this sea, Here is my hope, my joy, my rest; Hither, when sin assails, I flee,
I look into my Saviour's breast: Away, sad doubt, and anxious fear .. Mercy" is all that's written there.
IN holy writ it is avow'd
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That Christ was Israel's Cov'nant-God,
By Christ was man to life restor❜d;
3 No wonder therefore that we read,
5 We love the Lamb of God who dy'd: 14 Then shall we go from strength to
To bring us to the gospel-rest.
2 The joyful sound is news of grace,
3 The promise of immortal bliss
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The Truth, the Life, the Path.
And fill our hearts with love.
3 O let that faith which thou hast taught
From grace to greater grace; From each degree of faith to more, Till we behold thy face.
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FROM life and grace, (this we are bold Before an erring world t' assert,) Nothing one moment doth withhold
A man, but his unwilling heart: In our dear Lord there's no delay, Fix'd is his will, and plain his way. 2 Should any one of serious frame,
That long hath seem'd to seek his face, His tedious tasks and trials name,
We say, "No, Christ requires them not,
Which binds his soul, is unbelief:
His glorious work in all to do; To ev'ry one it must be said,
"Thou hadst been happy long ago, Hadst thou in faith cast all thy care On Jesus Christ, who heareth pray'r."
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BY various maxims, forms and rules,
To bear and suffer for his sake.
5 To look to Jesus as he rose
7 I see him look with pity down,
8 By faith I see the hour at hand
LAMB of God, who thee receive,
2 Fix, O fix our wav'ring mind,
6 Blest are they who follow thee,
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O JESUS, 'fore whose radiation
The seraphim must cover'd stand, When, in their awful ministration,
They wait for thy supreme command: How can this body's eyes, dim-sighted, Which by sin's gloomy misery And earthly shadows are benighted, Endure thy glorious light to see! 2 Yet let by faith my penetration Reach ev❜n within the sanctuary; Thy mercy be my consolation,
May this uphold and strengthen me. Reach unto me thy sceptre gracious, Who low, like Esther, 'fore thee bow, Say, "I will be to thee propitious,
And loving kindness to thee show."