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6 Till then I would Thy love proclaim

With every fleeting breath;
And may the music of Thy name

Refresh my soul in death!

J. NEWTON.

C.M.

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INFINITE excellence is Thine,
Thy uncreated beauties shine

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

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

In Thee their wishes meet.

3 Thy name, as precious ointment shed,

Delights the Church around ;
Sweetly the sacred odours spread

Through all Immanuel's ground.
4 Millions of happy spirits live

On Thy exhaustless store;
From Thee they all their bliss receive,

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

They find their all in Thee ;
Thy glories will their tongues employ
Through all eternity.

J. FAWCETT.

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8.7. ESUS came, the heavens adoring, Jesus came for man's redemption, Lowly came on earth to die;

Hallelujah ! Hallelujah!

Came in deep humility. 2 Jesus comes again in mercy,

When our hearts are bowed with care ; Jesus comes again in answer

To an earnest, heartfelt prayer;

Hallelujah! Hallelujah !

Comes to save us from despair. 3 Jesus comes to hearts rejoicing,

Bringing news of sins forgiven; Jesus comes in sounds of gladness, Leading souls redeemed to heaven;

Hallelujah! Hallelujah !

Now the gate of death is riven.
4 Jesus comes on clouds triumphant,

When the heavens shall pass away ;
Jesus comes again in glory :
Let us then our homage pay.

Hallelujah! ever singing,
Till the dawn of endless day.

G. THRING.

C.M.

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JESUS, I love Thy charming name,

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Fain would I sound it out so loud

That earth and heaven might hear.
2 Yes, Thou art precious to my soul,

My transport and my trust :
Jewels to Thee are gaudy toys,

And gold is sordid dust.
3 All my capacious powers can wish,

In Thee doth richly meet;
Nor to my eyes is light so dear,

Nor friendship half so sweet.
4 Thy grace still dwells upon my heart,

Ånd sheds its fragrance there;
The noblest balm of all its wounds,

The cordial of its care.
5 I'll speak the honours of Thy name

With my last labouring breath;
Then, speechless, clasp Thee in mine arms,
My joy in life and death.

DODDRIDGE. *

C.M.

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ESUS, the name high over all,
In hell

, or earth, or sky,
Angels and men before it fall,

And devils fear and fly.
2 Jesus, the name to sinners dear, ::

The name to sinners given;
It scatters all their guilty fear;
It turns their hell to heaven.

3. Jesus the prisoner's fetters breaks,

And bruises Satan's head ; Power into strengthless souls He speaks,

And life into the dead.
4 O that the world might taste and see

The riches of His grace!
The arms of love that compass me

Would all mankind embrace. 5 Happy, if with my latest breath

I may bnt gasp His name ;
Preach Him to all, and cry in death,

Behold, behold the Lamb!”

WESLEY

C.M.

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ESU ! the very thought of Thee

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But sweeter far Thy face to see,

And in Thy presence rest. 2 Nor voice can sing, nor heart can frame,

Nor can the memory find, A sweeter sound than Thy blest name,

O Saviour of mankind ! 3 O hope of every contrite heart !

O joy of all the meek! To those who fall, how kind Thou art !

How good to those who seek ! 4 But what to those who find ? Ah ! this

Nor tongue nor pen can show;
The love of Jesus, what it is,
None but His loved ones know.

5 Jesu! our only joy be Thou,

As Thou our crown wilt be ;
Jesu! be Thou our glory now,
And through eternity!

BERNARD OF CLAIRVAUX,

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L.M. ESUS, Thou Joy of loving hearts !

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From the best bliss that earth imparts,

We turn unfilled to Thee again. 2 Thy truth unchanged hath ever stood ;

Thou savest those that on Thee call; To them that seek Thee, Thou art good,

To them that find Thee, All in All ! 3 We taste Thee, O Thou Living Bread !

And long to feast upon Thee still ; We drink of Thee, the Fountain-Head,

And thirst our souls from Thee to fill. 4 Our restless spirits yearn for Thee,

Where'er our changeful lot is cast; Glad, when Thy gracious smile we see,

Blest, when our faith can hold Thee fast. 5 O Jesus ! ever with us stay,

Make all our moments calm and bright; Chase the dark night of sin away, Shed o'er the world Thy holy light !

BERNARD OF CLAIRVAUX, trans. RAY PALMER.

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