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5 He dies, and in that dreadful night
STOCKER. Did all the powers of hell destroy;.
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
The joy of my heart, and the boast of my L.M., 6 lines. PRES. DAVIES. 295
(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?
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 :
whose whisper Who is & pardoning God like Thee ?
divine, Or who has grace so rich and free?
Seals mercy and pardon and righteousness
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.
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
Shall call, and wake up every tomb,
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.
salvation.-Psalm Ixti. 15.
, 1 L hib enever knew Thysgrace
The wonders of Thy praise.
2 We raise our shouts, O God, to Thee,
And send them to Thy throne;
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;
"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
Repeat the joyful sound
Rocks, hills, and vales, reflect the voice 5 Here the whole Deity is known,
In one eternal round.
302 While I live will I praise the Lord. The justice or the grace.
Psalm cxlvi. 2.
LOD of my life, through all its days,
My grateful powers shall sound Thy
praise ; And try their choicest strains.
shall wake with opening light, 70 may I bear some humble part
And echo to the silent night.
2 When anxious cares would break my rest, And love command my tongue.
And griefs would tear my throbbing
Thy tuneful praises raised on high,
Shall check the murmur and the sigh.
3 When death o'er nature shall prevail, GOD of salvation, we adore
And all its powers of language fail,
Joy through my swimming eyes shall
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,
With vials full of odours sweet,
And harps of sweetest sound :-
3 Those are the prayers of the saints,
And these the hymns they raise,
In that immortal song ;
Amidst His father's throne; Prepare new honours for His name And songs before unknown.
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;
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;
Or raised the fruitful hills;
Before He filled the fountains
That feed the running rille;
In ME, from everlasting, 304
The wonderful I AM
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 :
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?
The voice that speaks in thunder
Says,-Sinner, I am thine!
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
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.
4 But the high mysteries of Thy name
An angel's grasp transcend
Ineffable dotb rest,
As one with Thee, are blest.
The centre Thou, and sun.
To Heaven's Beloved One:
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
The Lamb for sinners slain ;
Worthy o'er both to reign.
Through heaven's extended coasts
Of glory and of hosts.
Incessant sing to Thee;
Adore Thy majesty.
In radiant garments dressed,
The fulness of Thy rest.
Thy righteous praise proclaim:
Thine everlasting name.
To call on Thee their Head,
Who every power hast made.
To sing Thy precious blood.
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?
Thou art every creature's theme;
Stand round the glorious Deity;
Jesus, arrayed in flesh and blood,
Ancient of eternal days;
Be Thy just and endless praise.
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,
Blessed be Thy gentle reign.
Bright, though veiled in darkness long,
Who can sing that wondrous song? Brightness of the Father's glory,
Shall Thy praise unuttered lie?
Come bending at Thy feet;
In Thee their wishes meet. 3 Millions of happy spirits live
On Thine exhaustless store:
And still Thou givest more.
They find their all in Thee :
4 From the highest throne of glory,
All honour and blessing,
With angels above,
And thanks never-ceasing,
For infinite love.
Leave Thy footstool, take Thy throne;
HIS MEDIATORIAL CHARACTER
CENNICK. 312 Rosanna.-John xii. 18. L.M. HEBER: 314 Every tonomie should confess that
Jesus Christ is Lord.-Phil. ii. 11.
OSANNA to the Living Lord
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,
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,
Till we join Thy saints above.
315 Salvation to God and the Lamb.
Glory be to the Lamb for ever.
Rev. v. 13.
* COME, let us join our cheerful songs
Ten thousand thousand are their tongues,
But all their joys are one.
2 Worthy the Lamb that died,-thoy cry,-
To be exalted thus:
Worthy the Lamb, our lips reply,-
For He was slain for us.
3 Jesus is worthy to receive
Honour and power divine;
And blessings more than we can give,
Be, Lord, for ever Thine.
4 Let all that dwell above the sky,
And air and earth and seas,
Conspire to lift Thy glories high,
And speak Thine endless praise.
5 The whole creation join in one,
To bless the sacred name
Of Him that sits upon the throne,
And to adore the Lamb.
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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,
EAD of the church triumphant!
We joyfully adore Thee.
Till Thou appear, Thy members here
Shall sing like those before Thee. 70