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3 He sheds abroad the Father's love ;
Applies redeeming blood ;
And brings him near to God. 168 The Holy Spirit invoked. L.M. 1 COME, gracious Spirit, heavenly Dove,
With light and comfort from above;
O’er every thought and step preside. 2 Conduct us safe, conduct us far
From every sin and hurtful snare ;
And teach us lessons how to live. 3 The light of truth to us display,
And make us know and choose Thy way;
That we from God may ne'er depart. 4 Lead us to holiness, the road
That we must take to dwell with God ;
Nor let us from His pasture stray. 5 Lead us to God, that final rest,
In His enjoyment to be blest ;
REGENERATION. 169 The Old and New Creation. L.M. 1 That was a wonder-working word
Which could the vast creation raise :
Angels, attendant on their Lord,
Admired the plan, and sang His praise. 2 From what a dark and shapeless mass
All nature sprang at His command ! • Let there be light !' and light there was,
And sun, and stars, and sea, and land. 3 But man, the lord and crown of all,
By sin his honour soon defaced ;
Is dark, deformed, and void, and waste. 4 The new creation of the soul
Does now e'en greater power display
And kindled darkness into day.
Strong in its native sin,
By him who dwells within.
And calls the place his own ;
And rules as on a throne.
And keeps his goods in peace;
Nor wishes a release.
In His appointed hour
Appears, to set His people free
From the usurper's power. 5 This heart I bought with blood,' He says,
And now it shall be mine;'
He knows he must resign.
And self, and Satan's art,
And Jesus wins the heart.
7.6 double. 1 HEAVEN smiles, and earth rejoices
Beneath the cheering rays;
Sound the Creator's praise :
Melt winter's icy chains,
On verdant hills and plains. 2 But 'tis a brighter morning
When God, His grace to prove,
Of everlasting love !
Drives night and guilt away ;
A never-ending day.
3 And what a burst of splendour
Will on the saints arise,
To meet Him in the skies !
Their bodies free from pain,
And ever with Him reign.
S.M. 1 UNLESS we're born again,
To heaven we cannot go ;
Guilt, wretchedness, and woe.
Immortal life impart,
And give us a new heart, —
Wrath must our portion be ;
Unless from sin set free.
Indeed you must be born again,
Or with me you can never reign.
From Jesus we must all receive;
Be cleansed from sin in His own blood,
Or with Him we can never live.
Unless new creatures we are made ;
Or sink in endless wrath and dread. 174
'Ye must be Born again.' C.M. 1 Now may the truth our minds engage
(No word was penned in vain);
‘Ye must be born again.?
And under Satan's reign;
The sinner born again.
Or from his sins abstain,
And he is born again.
And great Immanuel's pain,
He must be born again.
And make our ruin plain,
That we are born again ! 6 They who are brought the Lord to know,
With Him in heaven shall reign ;