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What are the treasures which the Earth's greatest honors are, howe'er worldlings hoaidi
they please us,
[chaff: To comfort weary souls they are not To this compar’d, but vain and empty able,
Yea, what this world can never give, But Jesus can, and doth abundantly; May, thro' the Shepherd's grace, each All earthly joys will fail, but never he. needy sheep receive. 3 How highly blest, how happy is the 2 Here is a pasture rich and neverspirit,
failing, Which, weary of self-working, inly Here living waters in abundance flow; mourns,
None can conceive the grace with And unto hint for aid and succor turns! them prevailing, The humble ev'ry good from him ins Who Jesus' Shepherd-voice obey and herit,
know; He to the troubled soul imparteth easë, He banisheth all fear and strife, Restoring to the wounded conscience and leads them gently on to ever. peace.
lasting life. 4 That which the law could have im- 3 Whoe'er would spend his days in parted never
lasting pleasure, Is then produc'd alone by Jesus' grace; Must come to Christ, and join his flock This is the source of genuine holiness,
with speed ; This changes and reforms our whole Here is a feast prepar'd, rich beyond behavior;
measure, From strength to strength, from grace The world meanwhile on empty husks to grace led on,
must feed : We safe proceed; until our race is run. Those sheep may share in ev'ry good, Ś O may I look to Christ without ces Whose Shepherd doth
possess the trea sation !
suries of God. Come visit me, thou Day-spring from on high,
T. 164 That in thy light, the light I may espy, O DAYS of solid happiness, On grace depending as my sole founda ( antepast of heaven!
When, in th'accepted time of grace, Confirm my faith, grant that no fault We know our sins forgiven,
Cleans'd in the precious food May intercept the light that beams of Christ's atoning blood, from thee.
Enjoying in our hearts by faith & Thou Source of love, I rest in thy The blessings purchas'd by his death. embraces
2 The peace of God then fills the soul, Thou art alone my everlasting Peace! And heals the wounded spirit; My only treasure is thy boundless grace; The broken heart is then made whole, 'Tis heav'n on earth to live upon thy By virtue of his merit; mercies;
Yea his sweet looks of
grace And since in thee all happiness I find, Convey such happiness, I seek nought else to satisfy my mind. That we, in his redeeming love,
Anticipate the bliss above.
3 But why do tears, grief and distress How
great the bliss to be a sheep of Sometimes allay our gladness, ..Jesus !!
And tho' we've tasted pard’ning grace, And to be guided by his Shepherd-staff;l Still often cause ds sadness?
Because we can't forget
Tho' foes should join in combination,
Who shall condemn? Lord my Salvation,
I'll simply trust in thee, O Lord;
The clouds at thy command must feed We take it prostrate in the dust,
me, With joy, yet deep abasement;
And rocks must drink to me afford : For all that we possess
In thy kind leadings acquiescing, [ing; Is undeserved
I'm sure to meet with nought but bless-
If I have thee, it doth suffice:
I know that souls to bliss created,
Who shall te glory be translated,
And great beyond expression!
4 Friend of my soul! O how contented He bears us with compassion,
Am I, when leaning upon thee.! Applies his healing pow'r,
By sin I am no more tormented,
Since thou dost aid and comfort me.
O may the heart-reviving feeling
I have of thy most gracious dealing, In death itself and in the
A foretaste yield of joys above.
When call'd to see our Saviour, For Jesus is my delectation,
And I'm an object of his love.
342.* T, 582.
To my poor heart, by faith,
Thy wounds, thy blood and death.
To me can comfort yield,
To God am reconcil'd.
Is cheered by thy grace,
White I recline upon thy breast : But am assur'd that thou
Who seek in thee their peace and rest. Procured life and heav'n.
Teach me to trust in thee
Shall praise eternally:
Ev'n here thou art my song,
Thy grace doth richly claim Thou art my Shield and Hiding- That thy church militant on earth place;
Give glory to thy name.
4 Unfeigned thanks receive,
6 Jesus wipes away their tears, For thy unbounded grace,
And alleviates all their cares;
Evermore in Christ rejoice.
344.* T. 166. And for us, by thy precious blood, WITH grateful hearts we all declare, Eternal bliss obtain'd.
That in Christ's congregation 5 The merits of thy death
We may substantial blessings share, Each day' to us apply,
Since he is our Salvation; And grant, that to the throne of grace And he requires of us, that we We boldly may draw nigh;
Deeply abas'd before him, That we may mercy find,
Stir up each other heartily
To love, and to adore him.
That we, altho' deserving hell, 6 Thy cross and saving name
By sin most deeply wounded, We freely will confess,
Are by the virtue of Christ's death Thy gospel we will spread on earth,
From sin's pollution cleared, And sound thy matchless praise ;
And, cleaving unto him by faith,
Are one with him declared !
T. 590. By thy atoning blood.
JESUS, whose hands once pierc'd with
Were stretch'd upon the wood,
Out of whose wounds in plenteous BLEST are they, supremely blest,
streams Who, of Jesus' grace possest,
Flow'd the atoning blood : Cleave to him by living faith,
How safely rests a weary child Till they shall resign their breath.
Who keeps thee, Lord, in view; 2 One with Christ their Head they Let unbelief say what it will, share
This is for ever true, Happiness beyond compare; 2 The more the Lamb of God we view, Since on him their hopes they build, The more we walk in light; He is their Reward and Shield, His gracious presence doth dispel
Sin's dark and dismal night: 3 Tho' all earthly joys be fled, If in him they trust indeed,
Thecheering beamswhichČhristthe Sun He will be their constant Friend,
of righteousness displays,
Enkindle And protect them to the end.
a lifeless heart,
And love unfeigned raise, 4 If to Jesus they appeal, When their faith and courage fail,
3 Is there a thing that moves and breaks
A heart as hard as stone,
That warms a heart as cold as ice?
'Tis Jesus' blood alone: 5 They who simply to him cleave, This precious balm can truly cheer From his fulness grace receive;
And heal the wounded soul ; And throughout their mortal days, What multitudes of broken hearts Their employment is his praise. This stream of life makes whole!
4 Hark, O my soul, what sing the choirs
347. T. 14. Around the glorious throne ?
AMAZING grace! (how sweet the Hark! “ the Lamb slain” for evermore
That sav'd a wretch like me;
Was blind, but now I see.
2 'Twas grace that taught my heart
And grace my fears reliev'd;
How precious did that grace appear
The hour I first believ'd!
3 Thro'many dangers, toils and snares, Thy grace to us more sweet,
I am already come;
'Tis grace hath brought me safe thụs far,
will lead me home.
His word my hope secures;
Shield and Portion be
As long as life endures,
And mortal life shall cease,
348. T. 22.
My Saviour left his throne, and came He bears, and loves us dearly ;
From guilt lost sinners to redeem, A contrite soul He ne'er forsakes, That they might have their sins forgiv'n, · That acteth but sincerely.
And find in him their
Since Jesus on the cross's tree
3 Lord, I am thine, ( take me now, That we the Spirit grieved,
I in the dust before thee bow,
Ashani'd, that I no sooner ran
To thee the Saviour of lost man.
“Lord Jesus, I have been to blame,'
DEAR Lord, when I trace
The offers of grace
Received from thee,-Thy drawings of
love from my first infancy;
I'm lost in amaze:-Thy love and for,
bearance all thooghts far surpass, P
3 I now wish to be
T. 83. Devoted to thee,
O REJOICE, Christ's happy sheep! Whọ for me hast dy'd-Grant that I may serve thee, and in thee abide. You, his flock in safety keep;
For your Shepherd will for ever
You are objects of his favor : 350.* T, 228.
Only fast unto him cleave, O HOW enraptur'd is my heart,
You he'll ne'er forsake nor leave. That in
Jesus I have part, He is my only treasure ! May I for evermore abide
MY All in all, my faithful Friend! A member of his chosen bride, Upon whose mercy I depend;
And live unto his pleasure; Than ought in earth or heav'n more dear; Oh! I have joy,
My Paschal Lamb from year to year; At the favor that
My Shield, my Rock, my Polar-star,
XX, Of Thankfulness of the Heart for Jesus' Incarnation
And Grant And
4 Ah remain ::
This will rule our whole behavior,
Us with love inspire, till we shall be,
Lord, with thee. :ff:
354. T. 14. From thy human life and passion;
To our Redeemer's glorious name Mayour hearts and lips with one accord
Awake the sacred song! Praise thee, Lord ! :||:
O may his love (immortal flame!) 2 For thy death :/:
Tune ev'ry heart and tongue.
Imagination's utmost stretch And our souls uninterruptedly
In wonder dies
away. Cleave to thee. :ll:
3 He left his radiant throne on high, 3 O how great ::
Left the bright realms of bliss, Are the blessings we derive
And came on earth to bleed and die!
Was ever love like this!
Our humble thanks to thee,
• The Saviour dy'd for me.