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COLLECTION OF HYMNS, &c.

I. Of the WORD of GOD.

T. 119. HOLY Lord, :/:

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Directs to Jesus and his blood,

And teacheth us the will of God. Holy and almighty Lord !

2 As fallen creatures could not bear Thou who, as the great Creator, The awful voice of God to hear, By all creatures art ador'd ;

By men the Spirit of the Lord Source of universal nature !

Reveald God's holy cov'nant word. And to man, redeem'd by Jesus' blood, Gracious God! :||:

3 This sacred word exposeth sin, 2 Thanks and praise, :ll:

Convinceth us that we're unclean ; Lord our God, be ever thine,

Points out the wretched, fallen state 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 grace That the Lord of earth and heaven,

Toward the fallen human race, Everlasting life for us to gain,

Eternal life to ev'ry one Once was slain. :/:

Who turns to Jesus Christ his Son. 3 Day nor night :11: 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 tħe myst'ry of the cross, God, as man, made an oblation,

And that Christ's blood aton'd for us: 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, :11:

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, Ceaseless praise. :Il:

And leads us safe to Salem's hill. 2.* T. 22.

8 Receiveour cordial thanks, O Lord,

(cease, For granting us thy holy word; GOD's holy word, which ne'er shall O may we thereby guided be, Proclaimeth pardon, grace and peace; Till wein heav'n shall dwell with thee!

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T. 106.

T. 84.

2 OGod! mine eyeswith pleasure look

On the dear volume of thy book ; DEAREST Jesus! we are here, There

my

Redeemer's face I see,
By thy word to gain instruction;

And read his name, who dy'd for me.
Grant to us an open ear,
And thy Spirit's manuduction; 3 Let the false raptures of the mind
That we, freed from things terrestrial,

Be lost and vanish in the wind;
May aspire to joys celestial.

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,

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Makes the sinner a new creature;
And by his divine emotion,

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, Thatwekeep pure,mostgracious Lord,
And accept our supplication. Thy holy sacraments and word,
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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:
Thou Guide divine, who dost impart

Who from the holy scriptures swerve,

And by false doctrines would deceive The truth to man, instruct each heart!

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,
Which was by inspiration giv'n:

And keep us thine eternally.
Thou only canst thyself explain,
As truth divine, to fallen man.

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FROM the doctrines I'll ne'er waver,
Our sloth and ignorance thouknow'st:
Ah, teach us humbly to revere

In the holy scriptures stor’d;
The Father, Son, and Holy Ghost,

O what sweetness do I savor For all the mercy, truth and grace,

In each sacred cov’nant-word! 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, 'TWAS by an order from the Lord,

One the other doth unfold.
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
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11. T. 97 FAINwould I, dear Redeemer, learn, HERE in thy presence we appear, Fain what is excellent discerp; Lord Jesus Christ, thy word to hear; Thy will would search, my duty know; Our wand'ring thoughts and hearts inO let thy word the secret show!

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With thirst l'imbibe thy word divine; 2 Sigh after sight to thee I send,

That all our minds drawn from, this That I thy word may comprehend,

earth to thee, That word, which learnt&understood, Affords the soul a lasting food.

May love thee more, and serve thee

faithfully. 3. Let human arts make others wise, My learning from the cross shall rise;

2 God Holy Spirit, now impart Thy wounds, thy passion, death and Thy unction to each longing heart;

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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.

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T. 22.
O HOW I love thy holy word,

MOST gracious God; to thee we ren-
Thy gracious covenant, O Lord !
It guides me in the peaceful way;

Since thy blest word, replete with truth

[favor; I'll think upon it all the day.

Teacheth us to know thee and seek thy 2 What are the mines ofshiningwealth, 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, 10. T. 14.

With gladness and humility,

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 us truly wise, Ah, could I study day and night, And not as man's invention or device. And meditate therein!

T. 83. 2 The gospel, as a polish'd glass, Thy glory lets us see;

O WHAT peace divinely sweet And by beholding there thy face Fills 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. Let all its life and spirit feel, And he av'nly wisdom gain.

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T, 11. 4 That thou for us didst live and die, LET the splendor of thy word

Make known to us, dear Lord; Light unto our path afford; To us the promises apply,

That we in thy truth and grace Contained in thy word,

May proceed throughout our race.

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II. Of the Fall and Corruption of Man, and his

Redemption by Christ.
T. 212.

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 wewere enslav'd T'observe, by means of nat'ral light, To sin, death, and the devil;

The first and second table ! But by another's grace are sav'd,

The Lord a feigned work abhors; Through faith, from all this evil ;

Mere fesh increaseth but the curse
And as we all, by Adam's fall,

of our entail'd corruption.
Were sentenc'd to perdition; 3 Thelawcry'd, "justice must be done,
So for us hath Christ by his death Or man doom'd to damnation ;'S
Regained life's fruition.

But Mercy sent th' eternal Son,

Who purchas'd our salvation, 3 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, which were undone,

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spare the sons of Adam. And free our sinful nature From shame and guilt,byhis blood spilt,

4 Christ, having all the law fulfillid, His death and resurrection ;

Through his blest cross and passion,

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 reveal'd 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 hinder my salvation :

To sinners consolation, In Christ the scope of all my hope,

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 WHEN the due time had taken place,

Keenest pains of death and hell,

Love! whose suff'rings have procured God look'd

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the sons of men, More for me than tongue can tell, Saw them a sinful, cursed race, Sacred Love, &c. Perverse, polluted and unclean :

4 Love! my Life, and my Salvation, Then Jesus came to set us free,

Light and Truth, eternal Word! And for our guilt to shed his blood;

Thou alone dost consolation
His death procur’d our liberty,
And reconcil'd us unto God.

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; Surrender ye yourselves to me, Grant that I

may

ne'er be weary, Repenting sinners I receive :

Thee to serve with all my might. My life I freely gave for you ;

Sacred Love, &c. Now al

your

wants I will supply, Yea, pardon, rest, and life bestow;

6 Love! who interced'st in heaven O turn to me, why will

For my soul when I'm opprest, die po ye

Bear'st my worthless name engraven 3 Sinners, attend to Jesus' voice;

Upon thy high-priestly breast.
He is the Lord our Righteousness: Love almighty, &c.
Mourn not, but in his name rejoice,
Accept of his redeeming grace:

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

Crown'd with bliss among the just. He guides us in the narrow road That leads to Salem's blessed hill.

Sacred Love! I long to be

Thine to all eternity. 4 Ah! come Lord Jesus, hear our pray'r Thou worthy Son of God most high!

T. 590. We humbly ask; our souls prepare, THE true good Shepherd, God's own That we nay to thy mercy fly;

From all eternity,

[Son That we may all believe on thee,

Urg'd by his love, exchang'd his throne And on thy flesh and blood may feed, For human misery; True members of thy body be, His wand'ring sheep gone far astray For ever join'd to thee our Head.

He sought with pungent pain,

And did for all a ransom pay
T. 89.

To bring them home again.
IN thineimage, Lord, thou mad'st me, 2 One of those sheep, in deserts lost,
Gav'st me being out of love;

Art thou, my sin-sick soul; Though I fell, yet thou hast sent me His life it hath the Shepherd cost Full redemption from above;

To save and make thee whole; Sacred 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.
I was chose to bliss by thee:
Thou, O God, hast not disdained
To become a man like me ;

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Love almighty and divine !

THOŲ holy, spotless Lamb of God! I would be for ever thine.

Didst leave thy glorious, blest abode,

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