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I can no longer fear;
With confidence I now draw nigh,
And Father, Abba Father! cry.

C. Wesley. 1742. 209

L. M. 61. 1 When gathering clouds around I view,

And days are dark and friends are few,
On Him I lean, who, not in vain,
Experienced every human pain;
He sees my wants, allays my fears,

And counts and treasures up my tears.
2 If aught should tempt my soul to stray

From heavenly wisdom's narrow way,
To fly the good I would pursue,
Or do the sin I would not do;
Still He, who felt temptation's power,

Shall guard me in that dangerous hour.
3 When vexing thoughts within me rise,

And sore dismayed, my spirit dies,
Still He, who once vouchsafed to bear
The sickening anguish of despair,
Shall sweetly soothe, shall gently dry,

The throbbing heart, the streaming eye.
4 When sorrowing o'er some stone I bend,

Which covers what was once a friend:
And from his voice, his hand, his smile,
Divides me for a little while;
Thou, Saviour, seest the tears I shed,

For Thou didst weep o'er Lazarus dead.
5 And 0, when I have safely past

Through every conflict but the last,
Still, still unchanging, watch beside
My painful bed, for Thou hast died ;
Then point to realms of cloudless day,
And wipe the latest tear away.

Sir Robert Grant. 1812.

6. See all your sins on Jesus laid:

The Lamb of God was slain :
His soul was once an offering made
For
every

soul of man.
7 Glory to God, and praise, and love,

Be ever, ever given;
By saints below and saints above,
The Church in earth and heaven.

C. Wesley. 1740. a. 15

H. M. 1 LET earth and heaven combine,

Angels and men agree,
To praise in songs divine
To Him all majesty ascribe,

And crown Him Lord of all.
60 that with yonder sacred throng

We at His feet may fall ;
We'll join the everlasting song,
And crown Him Lord of all.

From Edward Perronet. 1785. 0

213
3 For me and all mankind

The Lamb of God was slain :
My Lord His life resigned

For every soul of man:
Loving to all, He none passed by,
He would not have one sinner die.
4 O unexampled Love!

O all-redeeming grace!
Of Thy clemency imploring

So to write it in our heart,
That hereafter, upward soaring,
We with angels may have part.
From John Mason Neale. 1851.

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I can no longer fear;
With confidence I now draw nigh,
And Father, Abba Father! cry.

C. Wesley. 1742. 209

L. M. 61. 1 When gathering clouds around I view,

And days are dark and friends are few,
On Him I lean, who, not in vain,
Experienced every human pain;
He sees my wants, allays my fears,

And counts and treasures up my tears.
2 If aught should tempt my soul to stray

From heavenly wisdom's narrow way, 214

C. M.
1 0 FOR a thousand tongues to sing

My great Redeemer's praise !
The glories of my God and King,

The triumphs of His grace !
2 My gracious Master and my God,

Assist me to proclaim,
To spread through all the earth abroad
The honors of Thy Name.

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4 When sorrowing o'er some stone I bend,

Which covers what was once a friend :
And from his voice, his hand, his smile,
Divides me for a little while;
Thou, Saviour, seest the tears I shed,

For Thou didst weep o'er Lazarus dead.
5 And 0, when have safely past

hawanu conflict but the last,
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1 All hail the power of Jesus' Name!

Let angels prostrate fall;
Bring forth the royal diadem,

And crown Him Lord of all.

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6 See all your sins on Jesus laid:

The Lamb of God was slain :
His soul was once an offering made

For every soul of man.
7 Glory to God, and praise, and love,

Be ever, ever given ;
By saints below and saints above,
The Church in earth and heaven.

C. Wesley. 1740. a. 215

H. M. 1 Let earth and heaven combine,

Angels and men ágree,
To praise in songs divine

The incarnate Deity:
To adore the all-atoning Lamb,
And bless the sound of Jesus' Name.
2 Jesus! transporting sound!

The joy of earth and heaven;
No other help is found,

No other name is given,
By which we can salvation have;
But Jesus came the world to save.
3 For me and all mankind

The Lamb of God was slain :
My Lord His life resigned

For every soul of man:
Loving to all, He none passed by,
He would not have one sinner die.
4 O unexampled Love!

O all-redeeming grace!
How swiftly didst Thou move

To save a fallen race!
What shall I do to make it known,
What Thou for all mankind hast done?

C. Wesley. 1756. a.

216 IH. M. 1 Join all the glorious names Of wisdom, love, and power, That ever mortals knew, That angels ever bore: All are too mean to speak His worth; Too mean to set my Saviour forth.

2. But 0, what gentle terms,
What condescending ways,
Doth our Redeemer use,
To teach His heavenly gracel
Mine eyes with joy and wonder see
What forms of love He bears for me.

3 Arrayed in mortal flesh,
He like an angel stands;
And holds the promises
And pardons in His hands:
Commissioned from His Father's throne,
To make His grace to mortals known.

4 Great Prophet of my God, My tongue would bless Thy Name; By Thee the joyful news Of our salvation came; The joyful news of sins forgiven, Of hell subdued, and peace with heaven. 5 Be Thou my Counsellor, My Pattern and my Guide; And through this desert land Still keep me near Thy side; 0 let my feet ne'er run astray, Nor rove, nor seek the crooked way! Watts. 1709. 21? 8, 7, 7. 1 ONE there is, above all others, Well deserves the name of Friend. His is love beyond a brother's,

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