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I will sing of mercy.-Psalm ci. 1. Rising, He brought our heaven to light, 1 And took possession of the joy.

TI IY mercy, my God, is the theme of

my song,

The joy of my heart, and the boast of my L.M., 6 lines. PRES. DAVIES. 295

tongue;

(last, His ū God like unto Thee, that

Thy free grace alone, from the first to the pardmeth iniquity l-Mic. vii. 18. Hath won my affections, and bound my

soul fast. 1

! ways Are worthy Thyself,--divine : 2 Without Thy rich mercy I could not live But the hrignt glories v f Thy grace,

here; Bey! na Thine other wonders shine.

Sin soon would reduce me to utter despair; Who is a pardoning God like Thee? But through Thy free goodness my spirits Or who has grace so rich and free?

revive,

And He that first made me still keep me Such deep transgressions to forgive,

alive. Such guilty, daring worms to spare, This is Thy grand prerogative,

3 Thy mercy is mightier far than my heart, And in the honour none may share.

Which wonders to feel its own hardness Is there a pardoning God like Thee ?

depart; Or is there grace so rich and free?

Dissolved by Thy goodness I fall to the

And weep to the praise of the mercy I've 3 Pardon-from an offended God:

found. Pardon-for sins of deepest dye; Pardon-bestowed through Jesus' blood :

4 Thy mercy in Jesus exemptsmefrom hell; Pardon—that brings the rebel nigh.

Its glories T’U sing,

and its wonders I'll

tell; Where is the pardoning God like Thee? Or where the grace so rich and free?

'Twas Jesus, my Saviour, who hung mo Who opened the channel

of mercy for me. 4 0 may this glorious, matchless love, 5 Great Father of mercies, Thy goodness I This wondrous miracle of grace,

own: Teach mortal tongues, like those above

And the covenant love of Thy crucified. To raise this song of lofty praise :

All praise
to the Spirit,

whose whisper Who is & pardoning God like Thee ?

divine, Or who has grace so rich and free?

Seals mercy and pardon and righteousness

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The glory of His grace.-Eph. i. 6. toward you.—2 Cor. ix. 8.

The justice and the grace, 1 THY ceaseless, unexhausted lovo,

That joined in council to restore,

And save our ruined race. Delights our evil to remove,

2 Blessed be the Lord that sent His Son, And help our misery.

To take our flesh and blood; 2 Thou waitest to be gracious still:

He, for our lives, gave up His own, Thou dost with sinners bear;

To make our peace with God. That, saved, we may Thy goodness feel,

3 He honoured all His Father's laws, And all Thy grace declare.

Which we have disobeyed;

He bore our sins upon the cross, 3 Thy goodness and Thy truth to mo

And our full ransom paid.
To every soul, abound:
A vast, unfathomable sea,

4 Behold Him rising from the grave, Where all our thoughts are drowned,

Behold Him raised on high;

He pleads His merits there to save 4 Its streams the whole creation reach,

Transgressors doomed to die. So plenteous is the store;

6 There on a glorious throne He reigns, Enough for all, enough for each,

And, by His power divine, Enough for evermore,

Redeems us from the slavish chains 5 Faithful, O Lord, Thy mercies are,

Of Satan and of sin. A rock that cannot move:

6 Thence shall the Lord to judgment come, A thousand promises declare

And, with a sovereign voice
Thy constancy of love:

Shall call, and wake up every tomb,
While ransomed

saints rejoice.
6 Throughout the universe it reigns,
Unalterably sure;

7 O may I then with joy appear And while the truth of God remains,

Before the Judge's face; His goodness must endure.

And, with the blest assembly there, 66

Sing Ilis redeeming grace,

296 God is able to make all graice abouni 1 Biersoorten en de grond the power,

303 And they sung a new song.--Rev. v.9.

209

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C.M. WATTS. 301 My mouth shau show forih Thy

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The exceeding riches of His grace.
Eph. ii. 7.

salvation.-Psalm Ixti. 15.
How high myidendere pisey, shingamis

, 1 L hib enever knew Thysgrace
how wide Thy glory shines ET them neglect Thy glory, Lord,
Known through the earth by thousand But cur loud songs shall still record
By thousands through the skies.

The wonders of Thy praise.
Ba2 Those mighty orbs proclaim Thy power,
Their motions speak Thy skill,

2 We raise our shouts, O God, to Thee,
And on the
wings of every hour

And send them to Thy throne;
We read Thy patience still.

All glory to the united Three,

The undivided One. 3 But when we view Thy strange design To save rebellious worms,

3 'Twas He, and we'll adore His name, Where vengeance and compassion join

That formed us by a word;
In their divinest forms;

"Tis He restores our ruined frame:

Salvation to the Lord ! 4 Our thoughts are lost in reverent awe, We love and we adore;

4 Hosanna I let the earth and skies
The highest angel never saw

Repeat the joyful sound
So much of God before.

Rocks, hills, and vales, reflect the voice 5 Here the whole Deity is known,

In one eternal round.
Nor dares a creature guess

DODDRIDGE.
Which
of the glories brighter shone,

302 While I live will I praise the Lord. The justice or the grace.

Psalm cxlvi. 2.
6 Now the full glories of the Lamb
Adorn the heavenly plains,

1
GO

LOD of my life, through all its days,
Bright seraphs learn Immanuel's name

My grateful powers shall sound Thy

praise ; And try their choicest strains.

The song

shall wake with opening light, 70 may I bear some humble part

And echo to the silent night.
Wonder and joy shall tune my heart,

2 When anxious cares would break my rest, And love command my tongue.

And griefs would tear my throbbing

breast, L.M.

Thy tuneful praises raised on high,

DODDRIDGE.
We will rejoice in His salvation.

Shall check the murmur and the sigh.
Isa. xxv. 9.

3 When death o'er nature shall prevail, GOD of salvation, we adore

And all its powers of language fail,
Thy saving love, Thy saving power ;

Joy through my swimming eyes shall
And, to our utmost stretch of thought,

break, Hail the redemption Thou hast wrought.

And mean the thanks I cannot speak. 2 We love the stroke that breaks our chain,

4 But O! when that last conflict's o'er, The sword by which our sins are slain ;

And I am chained to flesh no more, And, while abased in dust we bow,

With what glad accents shall I rise, We sing the grace that lays us low.

To join the music of the skies. 3 Perish each thought of human pride,

5 Soon shall I learn the exalted strains, Let God alone be magnified;

Which echo through the heavenly plains; His glory let the heavens resound, Echoed from earth's remotest bound.

And emulate, with joy unknown,

The glowing seraphs round Thy throne. 4 Saints, who His full salvation know, Saints, who but taste it here below,

6 My cheerful tribute will I give, Join every angel's voice to raise

Long as a deathless soul can live; Continued, never-ending praise.

A work so sweet, a theme so high,

Demauds and crowns eternity.

GOD-THE SON. HIS DIVINE GLORY AND WORSHIP.

2 Let elders worship at His feet,

The church adore around,
C.M.

WATTS.

With vials full of odours sweet,

And harps of sweetest sound :-
EHOLD the glories of the Lamb

3 Those are the prayers of the saints,

And these the hymns they raise,
Jesus is kind to our complaints,
He loves to hear our praise.

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Amidst His father's throne; Prepare new honours for His name And songs before unknown.

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4 Now to the Lamb that once was slain Be endless blessings paid;

0 Archangels leave their high abode Salvation, glory, joy remain

To learn new mysteries here, and tell

The love of our Incarnate God, For ever on Thy head.

The glories of Immanuel. 5 Thou hast redeemed our souls with blood, Hast set the prisoners free;

7.6. D.

COWPER Hast made us kings and priests to God,

306 And we shall reign with Thee.

The Lord possessed me in the

beginning.-Prov. viii. 22. 6 The worlds of nature and of grace

1 HRE God had built the mountains, Are put beneath Thy power;

ERE

Or raised the fruitful hills;
Then shorten these delaying days,
And bring the promised hour.

Before He filled the fountains

That feed the running rille;

In ME, from everlasting, 304

L.M.
WATTS.

The wonderful I AM
The express image of His person. Found pleasures, never wasting;
Heb. i. 3.

And Wisdom is My name. 1 row to the Lord a noble song!

2 When, like a tent to dwell in, Hosanna to the eternal name,

He spread the skies abroad, And all His boundless love proclaim.

And swathed about the swelling 2 See where it shines in Jesus' face,

Of ocean's mighty flood; The brightest image of His grace;

He wrought by weight and measure; God, in the person of His Son,

And I was with Him then :
Myself

the Father's pleasure, Hath all His mightiest works outdone.

And Mine, the sons of men. 3 The spacious earth and spreading flood Proclaim the wise and powerful God;

3 Thus Wisdom's words discover And Thy rich glories from afar

Thy glory and Thy grace, Sparkle in every rolling star.

Thou everlasting Lover

Of our unworthy race! 4 But in His face a glory stands,

Thy gracious eye surveyed us, The noblest labour of Thy hands;

Ere stars were seen above; The radiant lustre of His eyes

In wisdom Thou hast made us, Outsbines the wonders of the skies.

And died for us in love. 5 Grace ! 'tis a sweet, a charming theme; My thoughts rejoice at Jesus' name :

4 And couldst Thou be delighted Ye angels, dwell upon the sound;

With creatures such as we, Ye heavens, reflect it to the ground.

Who, when we saw Thee, slighted

And nailed Thee to a tree?
6 O may I live to reach the place
Where He unveils His lovely face;

Unfathomable wonderi
Where all His beauties you behold,
And sing His name to harps of gold.

The voice that speaks in thunder

Says,-Sinner, I am thine!
L.M.

CONDER. 305 In the beginning was the Word.

WATTS. 307 That...every knee should bow. John i. 1.

Phil. ii. 10. 1 TRE the blue heavens were stretched ERE

1 abroad,

THOU art the Everlasting Word, From everlasting was the Word : With God He was; the Word was God,

God, manifestly seen and heard, And must divinely be adored.

And Heaven's beloved One.

Worthy, Lamb of God, art Th011, 2 By His own power were all things made;

That every knee to Thee should low. By Him supported all things stand; He is the whole creation's Head,

2 In Thee, most perfectly expressed, And angels fly at His command.

The Father's glories shine: 8 Ere sin was born, or Satan fell,

Of the full Deity possessed,

Eternally divine. He led the host of morning stars :

Worthy, OʻLamb of God, art Thou, Thy generation who can tell,

That every knee to Thee should bow. Or count the number of Thy years ? 4 Mortals with joy behold His face,

3 True Image of the Infinite, The Eternal Father's only Son;

Whose Essence is concealed; How full of truth ! how full of grace!

Brightness of Uncreated Light; When through His eyes the Godhead

The heart of God revealed. shone.

Worthy, o Lamb of God, art Thou, 68

That every knee to Thee should bow.

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4 But the high mysteries of Thy name

An angel's grasp transcend
The Father only-glorious

claim-
The Son can comprehend.
Worthy, 0 Lamb of God, art Thou,
That every knee to Thee should bow.
5 Yet, loving Thee, on whom His love

Ineffable dotb rest,
Thy glorious worshippers above,

As one with Thee, are blest.
Worthy, 0 Lamb of God, art Thou,
That every knee to Thee should bow.
6 Throughout the universe of bliss,

The centre Thou, and sun.
The eternal theme of praise is this,

To Heaven's Beloved One:
Worthy, 0 Lamb of God, art Thou,
That every knee to Thee should bow.

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TOPLADY. To Him be dominion and glory.

Rev. i. 6. 1

of God, Fountain of life and grace ; We praise

Thee, Son of man, whose blood
Redeemed our fallen race.
2 Thee we acknowledge God and Lord,

The Lamb for sinners slain ;
Who art by heaven and earth adored,

Worthy o'er both to reign.
3 To Thee all angels cry aloud,

Through heaven's extended coasts
Hail | holy, holy, holy Lord

Of glory and of hosts.
4 The cherubim and seraphim

Incessant sing to Thee;
The worlds and all the powers therein

Adore Thy majesty.
5 The prophets' goodly fellowship,

In radiant garments dressed,
Praise Thee, Thou Son of God, and reap

The fulness of Thy rest.
6 The apostles' glorious company

Thy righteous praise proclaim:
The martyred army glorify

Thine everlasting name.
7 Through all the world, Thy churches join

To call on Thee their Head,
Brightness of majesty Divine,

Who every power hast made.
8 Among their number, Lord, we love

To sing Thy precious blood.
Reign here, and in the worlds above,
Thou Holy Lamb of God!

ROBINSON.

8.7. 311 Thou art worthis, O Lord, to receive

glory and honour.-Rev. iv. 11. TIGHTY God, while angels bless Thee,

May a mortal sing Thy name?
Lord of men as well as angels,

Thou art every creature's theme;
Lord of every land and nation,

L.M.

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Equal with God.-Phil. ii. 6.
BRIGHT King of Glory, dreadful God !
To Thee we lift a humble thought,
And worship at Thine awful feet.
2 Thy power hath formed, Thy wisdom

sways,
All nature with a sovereign word;
And the bright world of stars obeys
The will of their superior Lord.
3 A thousand seraphs, strong and bright,

Stand round the glorious Deity;
But who, amongst the sons of light,
Pretends comparison with Thee?
4 Yet there is One of human frame,

Jesus, arrayed in flesh and blood,
Thinks it no robbery to claim
A full equality with God.
5 Then let the name of Christ our King
With equal honours be adored;
His praise let every angel sing,
And all the nations own their Lord.
C.M.

Ancient of eternal days;
Sounded through the wide creation

Be Thy just and endless praise.
2 For the grandeur of Thy nature,

Grand beyond a seraph's thought; For the wonders of creation,

Works with skill and kindness wrought; For Thy providence, that governs

Through Thine empire's wide domain,
Wings an angel, guides a sparrow;

Blessed be Thy gentle reign.
3 But Thy rich, Thy free redemption,

Bright, though veiled in darkness long,
Thought is poor, and poor expression ;

Who can sing that wondrous song? Brightness of the Father's glory,

Shall Thy praise unuttered lie?
Break, my tongue, such guilty silence,
Sing the Lord who came to die.

FAWCETT.
The Desire of all nations.-Hag. ii. 7.
INFINITE excellence is Thine,
Thine uncreated

glories shine
With never-fading rays.
2 Sinners, from earth's remotest end,

Come bending at Thy feet;
To Thee their prayers and songs ascend;

In Thee their wishes meet. 3 Millions of happy spirits live

On Thine exhaustless store:
From Thee they all their bliss receive,

And still Thou givest more.
4 Thou art their triumph and their joy ;

They find their all in Thee :
Thy glories will their tongues employ
Through all eternity,

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4 From the highest throne of glory,

All honour and blessing,
To the cross of deepest woe,

With angels above,
Thou didst stoop to ransom captives ;-

And thanks never-ceasing,
Flow, my praise, for ever flow :

For infinite love.
Re-ascend, Immortal Saviour !

Leave Thy footstool, take Thy throne;
Thence return, and reign for ever,

HIS MEDIATORIAL CHARACTER
Be the kingdom all Thine own.

AND TITLES.

CENNICK. 312 Rosanna.-John xii. 18. L.M. HEBER: 314 Every tonomie should confess that

Jesus Christ is Lord.-Phil. ii. 11.
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OSANNA to the Living Lord
Hosanna to the Incarnate Word

1 BRETHREN, let us join to bless To Christ, Creator, Saviour, King,

Christ, our Peace and Righteousness: Let earth, let heaven, hosanna sing.

Let our praise to Him be given,
CHORUS. Hosanna in the highest.

High at God's right hand in heaven. 2 Hosanna, Lord ! Thine angels cry;

2 Son of God, to Thee we bow: Hosanna, Lord ! Thy saints reply:

Thou art Lord, and only Thou; Above, beneath us, all around,

Thou the woman's promised Seed; The dead, the living, swell the sound.

Thou, who didst for sinners bleed. 3 O Saviour, with protecting care,

3 Thee, the angels ceaseless sing: Return to this Thy house of prayer ;

Thee we praise, our Priest and King. Assembled in Thy sacred name,

Worthy is Thy name of praise, Here we Thy parting promise claim.

Full of glory, full of grace. 4 But chiefest, in our cleansed breast,

4 Thou hast the glad tidings brought, Eternal ! bid Thy Spirit rest;

Of salvation by Thee wrought ;And make our secret soul to be

Wrought to set Thy people free, A temple pure, and worthy Thee.

Wrought to bring our souls to Thee. 5 So, in the last and dreadful day,

5 Thee, our Lord, whom we adore, When earth and heaven shall melt away,

May we follow more and more. Thy flock, redeemed from sinful stain,

Guide and bless us with Thy love,
Shall swell the sound of praise again.

Till we join Thy saints above.
C.M.

WATTS.
313
10.10.11.11. C. WESLEY.

315 Salvation to God and the Lamb.

Glory be to the Lamb for ever.

Rev. v. 13.
Rev. vii. 10.
1 Yservants of God,

* COME, let us join our cheerful songs
Your Master proclaim,
And publish abroad

Ten thousand thousand are their tongues,
His wonderful name;

But all their joys are one.
The name all-victorious

2 Worthy the Lamb that died,-thoy cry,-
Of Jesus extol;

To be exalted thus:
His kingdom is glorious,

Worthy the Lamb, our lips reply,-
And rules over all,

For He was slain for us.
2 God ruleth on high,

3 Jesus is worthy to receive
Almighty to save;

Honour and power divine;
And still He is nigh,

And blessings more than we can give,
His presence we have;

Be, Lord, for ever Thine.
The great congregation

4 Let all that dwell above the sky,
His triumph shall sing,

And air and earth and seas,
Ascribing salvation
To Jesus our King.

Conspire to lift Thy glories high,

And speak Thine endless praise.
8 Salvation to God,
Who sits on the throne,-

5 The whole creation join in one,

To bless the sacred name
Let all cry aloud,
And honour the Son;

Of Him that sits upon the throne,

And to adore the Lamb.
The praises of Jesus
The angels proclaim,

77,87. D. O. WESLEY
Fall down on their faces,

316 And worship the Lamb.

The Head over all to the Church.

Eph. i. 22. 4 Then let us adore,

1 And give Him His right,

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EAD of the church triumphant!

We joyfully adore Thee.
All glory and power,
All wisdom and might,

Till Thou appear, Thy members here

Shall sing like those before Thee. 70

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