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1. Let us rejoice in Christ the Lord, Who claims us for his own ; The hope that's built up
1 Let us rejoice in Christ the Lord,
Who claims us for his own;
ll: Can ne'er be overthrown. :||
And feeble is our arm,
11: Beyond the reach of harm. :||
Or, fainting, cannot fail ;
11: Must in the end prevail. : || 4 As surely as he overcame,
And conquered death and sin,
11: Will all his triumph win. ://
And search in vain for bliss ;
11: The Lord my portion is. :||
Rules heaven, and earth, and sea, Is pleased to claim me for his own,
11: And give himself to me. : || 3 His person fixes all my love ;
His blood removes my fear ; And, while he pleads for me above, 11: His arm preserves me here. : ||
Appears each grace divine ;
ll: With mildest radiance shine. : ||
To give the mourner joy,
ll: Was his divine employ. :// 3 Midst keen reproach and cruel scorn,
Patient and meek he stood ;
11: He labored for their good. :|| 4 Be Christ our pattern and our guide ;
His image may we bear;
11: His joy and glory share! :||
With whom he deigns to dwell! He feeds and cheers them with his word,
ll: His arm supports them well. : //
And makes our burdens light;
11: And gilds the gloom of night. :|| 3 Lord, we expect to suffer here,
Nor would we dare repine, But give us still to find thee near, 11: And own us still for thine. ://
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I bid fare - well
ery fear; My wants are
1 While my Redeemer's near,
My Shepherd and my Guide, I bid farewell to every fear;
My wants are well supplied. 2 To ever fragrant meads,
Where rich abundance grows, His gracious hand indulgent leads,
And guards my sweet repose. 3 Dear Shepherd, if I stray,
My wand'ring feet restore ;
Whence hope and comfort flow; Jesus, no other name than thine
Can save from future woe. 2 None else will heaven approve ;
Thou art the only way, Ordained by everlasting love,
To realms of endless day. 3 Here let our feet abide,
Nor from thy path depart:
And cheer the fainting heart.
I shall be well supplied ;
What can I want beside ?
2 He leads me to the place
Where heavenly pasture grows ;
And full salvation flows.
He doth my soul reclaim,
For his most holy name.
I cannot yield to fear; [dark shade,
My Shepherd's with me there.
And broke the fold of God;
But all the downward road.
2 How dreadful was the hour,
When God our wand'rings laid, And did at once his vengeance pour
Upon the Shepherd's head ! 3 How glorious was the grace,
When Christ sustained the stroke! His life and blood the Shepherd pays,
A ransom for the flock.
4 But God shall raise his head
O'er all the sons of men,
The foe be - fore his
ban-ner Aies, And vic - to - ry
216 1 Arise, ye saints, arise !
1 Our heavenly Father calls, The Lord your leader is ;
And Christ invites us near ; The foe before his banner flies,
With both, our friendship shall be sweet, And victory is his.
And our communion dear. 2 We follow him, our Guide,
2 How large his bounties are ! Our Captain, and our King;
What various stores of good, We follow him, through grace supplied Diffused from our Redeemer's hand, From heaven's eternal spring.
And purchased with his blood ! 3 We soon shall see the day
3 Jesus, our living Head, When all our toils shall cease ;
We bless thy faithful care ;
Our Advocate before the throne,
And our Forerunner there. 4 This hope supports us here ;
217 It makes our burdens light;
1 Thou very Paschal Lamb, 'T will serve our drooping hearts to cheer Whose blood for us was shed, Till faith shall end in sight.
Through whom we out of bondage came, T. KELLY.
Thy ransomed people led. 215 1 Thou, Lord, art gone on high,
2 Angel of gospel grace, To realms beyond the skies ;
Fulfill thy character, And round thy throne unceasingly To guard and feed the chosen race, The songs of praise arise.
In Israel's camp appear. 2 But we are lingering here,
3 Throughout the desert way With sin and care oppressed ;
Conduct us by thy light; Lord, send thy promised Comforter, Be thou a cooling cloud by day, And lead us to our rest.
A cheering fire by night. 3 And girt with griefs and fears,
4 Our fainting souls sustain Our onward course must be ;
With blessings from above;
And ever on thy people rain
The manna of thy love.
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W. B. BRADBURY.
Bless-ed Je - sus, bless-ed Je - sus, Thou hast bought us, thine we
D. A. THRUPP.
1 Saviour, like a shepherd lead us ;
With thy love our bosoms fill:
Thou hast loved us, love us still. : 11 For our use thy folds prepare : 11: Blessed Jesus, blessed Jesus,
219 Thou hast bought us, thine we are. :ll 1 Saviour! who thy flock art feeding
With the shepherd's kindest care, 2 We are thine ; do thou befriend us ; Be the Guardian of our way ;
All the feeble gently leading,
While the lambs thy bosom share ;
Now, these little ones receiving,
Fold them in thy gracious arm ; 11: Blessed Jesus, blessed Jesus, Hear, O hear us when we pray. :||
There, we know, thy word believing,
Only there, secure from harm. 3 Thou hast promised to receive us,
Poor and sinful though we be; 2 Never, from thy pasture roving, Thou hast mercy to relieve us,
Let them be the lion's prey ; Grace to cleanse, and power to free : Let thy tenderness, so loving, 11: Blessed Jesus, blessed Jesus,
Keep them all life's dangerous way: We will early turn to thee. ://
Then, within thy fold eternal,
Let them find a resting-place, 4 Early let us seek thy favor ;
Feed in pastures ever vernal, Early let us do thy will ;
Drink the rivers of thy grace. Blessed Lord and only Saviour,
W. Á. MUHLENBERG.
Je-sus, ref - uge of my soul, Let me to thy bos 1.
While the rag-ing bil-lows roll, While the tem-pest still is D. C. Safe in-to the ha - ven guide, O re-ceive me home at
Thou of life the fountain art!
Freely let me take of thee :
within Rise to all eternity.
C. WESLEY. 221 1 Lord, thou art my rock of strength,
And my home is in thine arms ;
And I feel no wild alarms :
Thy defence has o'er me thrown,
And my sorrows are thine own. 2 When my trials tarry long
Unto thee I look and wait; Knowing none, though keen and strong,
Can my trust in thee abate ; And this faith I long have nursed,
Comes alone, O God, from thee; Thou my heart didst open first,
Thou didst set this hope in me. 3 Let thy mercy's wings be spread
O'er me, keep me close to thee;
Let me dwell eternally!
Let me only seek thy will ;
And thus peaceful, calm and still.
3 Thou, O Christ, art all I want;
All in all in thee I find ;
Heal the sick, and lead the blind.
I am all unrighteousness;
Thou art full of truth and grace.
4 Plenteous grace with thee is found,
Grace to cover all my sin :
Make and keep me pure within.