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Directs to Jesus and his blood,
And teacheth us the will of God.
2 As fallen creatures could not bear Thou who, as the great Creator, The awful voice of God to hear, od By all creatures art ador'd ;
By men the Spirit of the Lord
Reveald God's holy cov'nant word.
3 This sacred word exposeth sin,
Convinceth us that we're unclean; he Lord our God, be ever thine,
Points out the wretched, fallen state all That thy word to us is given,
Of all mankind, both small and great, Teaching us, with pow'r divine,
4 It also shews God's boundless That the Lord of earth and heaven,
Toward the fallen human race, Everlasting life for us to gain, or
Eternal life to ev'ry one Once was slain. :ll
Who turns to Jesus Christ his Son. T.
3 Day nor night :/: 7. Never let us hold our peace;
5 This gospel cheers the poor in heart, In his blood-bought congregation
And heav'nly riches doth impart; Never shall his praises cease;
Sets forth the mystry of the cross,
And that Christ's blood aton'd for us : as man, made an oblation, Suffer’d, bled & dy'd, my soul for thee,
6 It gathers God's elected flock, Joyful be! :/:
Grounds them on Jesus Christ the rock, 4 Lord our God, :|:
Serves to instruct us and reprove, May thy precious, saving word, Confirms our hope, inflames our love; Till our race is here completed, Light unto our path afford !
7 Preserves believers in the faith And, when in thy presence seated,
Of Christ and his atoning death; We to thee will render, for thy grace,
Prompts us to do God's holy will,
And leads us safe to Salem's hill.
8 Receiveour cordial thanks, O Lord,
[cease, For granting us thy holy word; GOD's holy word, which ne'er shall 0 may we thereby guided be, Proclaimeth pardon, grace and peace;
Tilwein heav'n shall dwell with thee! B
Ceaseless praise. :fl:
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2 OGod! mine eyeswith pleasure look
On the dear volume of thy book; DEAREST Jesus! we are here, There
Redeemer's face I see, By thy word to gain instruction;
And read his name, who dy'd for me.
That we, freed from things terrestrial, Be lost and vanish in the wind;
Here I can fix my hopé secure;
This is thy word, and must endure. 2 Reason gives no saving light Unto fallen human nature; But thy Spirit clears our sight,
LORD Jesus, with thy children stay Prompts our hearts to true devotion. Till dawn of thy eternal day;
And let thy glorious gospel light, 3 Holy Ghost, eternal God,
Till then, dispel the gloom of night, We now humbly ask the favor: Shed in all our hearts abroad
2 In these degen’rate evil days The great love of God our Saviour: We pray for constancy and grace, Bless our pray'r and meditation, Thatwe keep pure,mostgracious Lord, And accept our supplication. Thy holy sacraments and word. 4, T. 106.
3 Thy sacred word is all our boast;
In this thy church can boldly trust : SPIRIT of truth, essential God, This doth alone to bliss direct; Who didst the saints of old inspire, All other doctrines we reject. Shed in their hearts thy love abroad,
4 Lord, from such teachers us preserve And touch their lips with sacred fire:
Who from the holy scriptures swerve, Thou Guide divine, who dost impart The truth to man, instruct each heart!
And by false doctrines would deceive
Those who thee love and thee believe. 2 Most holy and almighty Lord, Whose
5 The cause and glory, Lord, are thine; fills both earth and presence heav'n,
Thy word is pure, and truth divine: May we believe thy written word,
Assist us to rely on thee,
And keep us thine eternally.
7.* 3 Come, thou divine Interpreter,
FROM the doctrines I'll ne'er waver, Our sloth and ignorance thou know'st: Ah, teach us humbly to revere
In the holy scriptures stor'd;
O what sweetness do I savor
In each sacred cov’nant-word!
grace, We in the holy scriptures trace. 2 And if I myself examine
While the book I 'fore me hold, 5. T. 22.
To each truth my heart saith Amen,
One the other doth unfold. 'TWAS by an order from the Lord, The ancient prophets spoke his word; 3 Speak, O Lord, thy servant heareth His Spirit did their tongues inspire, With deep awe attentively; And warm'd their hearts with heav'nly What thy holy word declareth fire.
Shall my rule and practice be.
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With thirst t'imbibe thy word divine; 2 Sigh after siglt to thee I send, That I thy word may comprehend,
That all our minds drawn from, this
earth to thee,
May love thee more, and serve thee
faithfully, 3 Let human arts make others wise, My learning from the cross shall rise; Thy unction to each longing heart;
2 God Holy Spirit, now impart Thy wounds, thy passion, death and Isallthe knowledgethatIcrave.(grave,
Us with thy heav'nly light and fire,
To sing, to pray, and preach inspire; 4. With pity view me at thy feet, Thus blest,in spirit and in truth shallwe To be instructed, Lord, I wait; Give praise unto the Father, Son, and Here will I lie, nor wish to rise
Thee. Till by thy cross I am made wise.
T. 58. 9. T. 22.
MOST gracious God; to thee we renO HOW I love thy holy word, Thy gracious covenant, O Lord!
Since thy blest word, replete with truth It guides me in the peaceful way;
[favor ; I'll think upon it all the day.
Teacheth us to know thee and seek thy 2 What are the mines ofshining wealth, To us it proveth a life-giving savor, The strength of youth, the bloom of
Through Jesus Christ, health! What are alljoys compar'd with those
13.* T. 97 Thine everlasting word bestows ! GIVE us thy Spirit, Lord, that we,
With gladness and humility, 10. T. 14.
The holy scriptures may believe, JESUS, thy word is my delight; And with a grateful heart receive, There grace
and truth are seen : Asthy own word, to make ustruly wise, Ah, could I study day and night, And not as man's invention or device. And meditate therein!
14.* T. 83. 2 The gospel, as a polish'd glass, Thy glory lets us see;
O WHAT peace divinely sweet
my soul, when I've the favor We're render'd like to thee.
To sit down at Jesus' feet,
And his gracious words to savor ! 3 O Lamb of God, the book unseal, Then I open heart and ear; And to our hearts explain ;
What he saith finds entrance there.
Make known to us, dear Lord; Light unto our path afford;
That we in thy truth and grace
May proceed throughout our race,
II. Of the Fall and Corruption of Man, and his
Redemption by Christ.
T, 132. WHEN Adam fell, the frame entire Our whole salvation doth depend Of nature was infected; (dire,
On God's free grace and spirit; The source, whence came the poison All our best works can ne'er defend Was not to be corrected,
A boast in our own merit : But by God's grace, which saves our Derived is our righteousness
From Christ and his atoning grace ; Erom mis'ry and destruction;
He is our Mediator. The fatal lust, indulg'd at first,
2 Who can maintain the bold conceit, Brought death as its production, That fallen man is able 2 By one man's guilt we were enslav'd T'observe, by means of nat'ral light, To sin, death, and the devil;
The first and second table ! Byt by another's grace are sav'd, The Lord a feigned work abhors; Through faith, from all this evil ;
Mere flesh increaseth but the curse And as we all, by Adam's fall,
Of our entail'd corruption. Were sentenc'd to perdition; s Thelawcry'd, "justice must be done, So for us hath Christ by his death Or man doom'd to damnation;" Regainted life's fruition.
But Mercy sent th'eternal Son,
Who purchas'd our salvation, $ Since God bestow'd his only Son
Fulfill'd the law in its extent, On his rebellious creature,
And gave its wrath a thorough vent, To save our souls, whichwere undone,
To spare the sons of Adam.
4 Christ, having all the law fulfilld,
Through his blest cross and passion, His death and resurrection ;
Is now the Rock whereon we build Do not delay! make sure, this day,
Our faith and whole salvation : Thy calling and election,
We call him Lord our Righteousness, 4 I send my cries unto the Lord, Whose death hath purchas'd life and My heart implores this favor,
And ransom'd us for ever. (grace, To grant me of his living word
5 The law reveald sin's sinfulness, A never-failing savor ; [claim
Enhanc'd the accusation; That sin and shame may lose their
The gospel tenders saving grace,
To sinners. consolation,
Bids all lay hold on Jesus' cross; : I fear no condemnation.
The law could ne'er retrieve our loss, 5 His word's a lamp unto my feet,
Ev'n with our best performance. My soul's best information; 6 True faith by Jesus in us wrought, My surest guide and path to meet By works is manifested ; Eternal consolation ;
That faith is empty, which is not This light where-e'er it doth appear, By works of love attested:
Revealeth Christ our Saviour Yet faith alone us justifies ; Unto the lost, who firmly trust Love to our neighbor but implies, In him alone for ever.
We are sincere believers.
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3 Love! who hast for me endured
Keenest pains of death and hell, WHEN the due time had taken place, Love! whose suff'rings have procured God look'd
the sons of men, More for me than tongue can tell,
4 Love! my Life, and my Salvation,
Light and Truth, eternal Word!
Thou alone dost consolation
To my sinking soul afford.
Love almighty, &c. 2 Our Lord now calleth constantly:
5 Love! thy yoke I gladly carry, ·Come, sinners, come to me and live;
It is easy, gentle, light;
Grant that I
weary Repenting sinners I receive :
Thee to serve with all my might.
soul when I'm opprest, Bear'st
worthless name engraven 3 Sinners, attend to Jesus' voice;
Upon thy high-priestly breast.
Love almighty, &c.
7 Love! thou me wilt raise to glory He fills the hungry soul with good,
From the grave, the bed of dust, The thirsty heart may take its fill;
And as conqu’ror place before thee He guides us in the narrow road
Crown’d with bliss among the just. That leads to Salem's blessed hill.
Sacred Love! I long to be
Thine to all eternity.
[Son That we may all believe on thee,
Urg'd by his love, exchang'd his throne
His wand'ring sheep gone far astray
He sought with pungent pain,
And did for all a ransom pay
To bring them home again.
Art thou, my sin-sick soul;
To save and make thee whole; Şacred Love, I long to be
Now hear his voice with gratitude, Thine to all eternity.
Call on his saving name; 2 Love! before I life obtained
For thee he shed his precious blood,
And now his own doth claim.
THOŲ holy, spotless Lamb of God!
Didst leave thy glorious, blest abode,