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4 Could we bear from one another, 2 How couldst thou love such worms
What he daily bears from us? Yet this glorious Friend and Brother Why didst thon look upon our race?
Loves us, tho' we treat him thus; Why didst thou die upon the cross ? Tho' for good we render ill, What caus'dallthis but boundless grace? He accounts as brethren still. 'Twas, dearest Lord, thy matchless love
Which thee to save our souls did move. 6 Ob! for grace our hearts to soften! Teach us, Lord, at length to love;
3 O let thy pity thee constrain,
Pardon our sin, its pow'r subdue, We alas ! forget too often,
May all of us be born again,
Thy image in us all renew :
4 Bethou our strength, be thou our song; 390. T. 14.
Be our exceeding great reward: JESUS, thy love exceeds by far
Let ev'ry heart, and ev'ry tongue, Thy love of earthly friends;
Rejoice and triumph in the Lord: Bestows whate'er the sinner needs, Jesus, our boast shall be of thee, Is firm, and never ends,
In time, and in eternity. 2 My blessed Saviour, is thy love
392. T. 14. So bounteous, great and free?
COME, Holy Ghost, inspire my song Behold I give my sinful heart,
With thy immortal flame; My life, my all to thee.
And teach my heart, & teach my tongue, 3 No man of greater love can boast,
The Saviour's lovely name. Than for his friend to die :
2 The Saviour ! what endless charms Thou for thy enemies wast slain, Dwell in the blissful sound !
What love with thine can vie? Its influence ev'ry fear disarms, 4 Tho' in the very form of God,
And spreads sweet comfort round. With heav'nly glory crown'd,
3 Here pardon, life, and joys divine, Thou wouldst partake of human flesh,
In rich effusions flow, Beset with troubles round,
For guilty rebels lost by sin,
And doom'd to endless woe. 5 And now, ev'n on thy throne above, 4 God's only Son, (stupendous grace!) Thy love is still as great;
Forsook his throne above; Well thou remember'st Calvary,
And swift to save our wretched race, Nor canst thy death forget.
He flew on wings of love. 6 O Lord, I'll treasure in
5 Th'almighty Former of the skies The mem'ry of thy love:
Stoop'd to our vile abode; And thy dear name shall still to me Whileangelsview'dwithwond'ringeyes A grateful odor prove.
And hail'd th' incarnate God.
6 O the rich depths of love divine ! 391. T. 9.
Of bliss a boundless store : JESUS, Redeemer of mankind,
Dear Saviour, let me call thee mine, Sov'reign Creator, Lord of all,
I cannot wish for more.
Before thy cross I humbly fall: Beneath thy cross I fall;
My Lord, my Life, my sacrifice, With sacred flames my heart inspire. My Saviour, and my All.
393. T. 74.
12 Could I exalt thee worthily,
For thy unbounded grace,
My lauds would never cease.
O LORD, accept my worthless heart,
And keep it ever țhine ; 2 I know, thro' mercy free
Since thou for me, a sinful worm, Thine I shall ever be,
Hast shed thy blood divine, No separation here
Therewith to save my guilty soul From thee I need to fear;
From endless pain and woe: In thee I can confide,
What dearest friend in all the world Thou faithful wilt abide.
Could equal kindness show! 3 I know I worthless am, This fills my soul with shame,
397.* T. 56. Down in the dust I bow,
THOU, O Jesus, :: art à gracious Lord, keep me ever low ;
Lord, In thee alone I trust,
Ever faithful, :ll
: keeping to thy word; Thy love is all my boast !
None can be so full of grief,
But he soon may find relief, 394.
By the comfort :/: thy kind looks afford. BEFORE the Father's awful throne
T. 37 Our High-Priest lifts his pierced LORD, had I of thy love hands,
Such an impression, And interceding for his own
As to forget all else
In that fruition,
Of thy great mercies; 2 By faith we claim him as our own, Nor can eternity
Our Kinsman, near ally'd in blood, Sing all thy praises.
399. T.. 184.
How much we're lov'd by God our
With warmest gratitude we trace; 395.* T. 14.
His patience, mercy, pardon, favor,
Supported us throughoat our race: THY mercies and thy faithfulness, To him we trust for future blessing, Dear Lord, are daily new,
He'll lead us till our latest breath: But who can tell them to thy praise, O may we áll, with love unceasing, Upon a close review?
Rejoice in him, our Lord, by faith!
Th That lo
XXII. - Of Love to JESUS.
3 With my whole heart I cleave to thee,
And thou wilt come and dwell with me; THEE will I love, mystrength& tow'r, This is my
soul's desire; Thou Rock of my salvation ! Thee will I love, my King and God, Thou shalt remain my Portion blest, Shed in my heart thy love abroad. My All, by word and deed confest, 2 Ah, why did I so late thee know,
Till these mine eyes behold thy face; Thou fairest of the sons of men !
Meanwhile support me by thy grace, Ah, why did I no sooner go
O Jesus Christ :fl: my God and Lord, To thee who canst relieve my pain! In ev'ry trial help afford. Asham'd I sigh, and inly mourn That'I so late to thee did turn. 3 Give to my eyes repenting tears,
T. 200. Give: to my heart chaste, hallow'd fires;
O CHRIST, my only Life and Light, Give to my soul with filial fears, Whose loving condescension
The love thatall heav'n's host inspires: Refresheth me by day and night,
Grant, that I may return thy love
With grateful heart's devotion, 4016*
my T. 232.
Of mercy will improve THEE, Lord, I love with sacred awe,
With ev'ry thought and motion. Thy gracious presence ne'er withdraw From me, thy feeble creature.
2 Let' nothing dwell within my heart, The world is tasteless unto me,
But thy great love and favor: 'I find no comfort but in thee,
May this engage my soul to part And in thy loving nature:
With ev'ry sịnful savor : Yea, when the strings of life are broke, With all things, whether great or small,
Which breed the least division, Thou shalt remain my lasting Rock;
Or Collision, 'Thou art my comfort and
All, Whose blood redeem'd me from the fall;
'T.wixt me and God
All, Lord Jesus Christ, :||: thy saving name
Who sav'd me from perdition. Preserve me from eternal shame. 3 How blest, how excellent and kind, 2 All desires are fix'd on thee,
Are thy great love and merit! my Lord Jesus, thou art more to me
Were these but fix'd within my mind,
What could disturb my spirit ?
No object move my senses, ;
T'obstruct my love to thee;
Thus heav'n on earth commences. Nought in this world could comfort me; 4. O that I were still more possest My wishes centre all in thee;
Of this great, sov'reign blessing! Lord Jesus Christ ! :ll: if thou art gone, that my cold and lifeless breast My ev'ry comfort is withdrawn! Might-glow with love unceasing !
Grant I may watch both day and night, 10 Thy love, my Saviour, all supplies
To keep this heav'nly treasure That to my soul is wanting,
'Tis the true light unto mine eyes, Of Satan's secret spite,
My cordial, when I'm fainting : Who seeks our woe with pleasure. My bread and wine, my costly dress, 5 Thou cam'st in love to
relief, My joy and delectation, Bar'st sin's due pain and torment,
My salvation, Hung'st on the cross just like a thief, My comfort in distress, Or murd'rer, without garment,
My refuge 'midst oppression, Scorn'd, spit upon, and sore distrest;
11 My dearest Lord, shouldst thou re. O! let thy suff'rings enter
move, To the centre
Nought else could yield me pleasure; Of this my stubborn breast,
Shouldst thou withdraw thy precious To melt and make it tender.
love, 6 The blood, which thou hast shed for me, I lose my only treasure. Is precious, pure and holy;
I seek and entertain,
Never leave thee,
Unfaithful prove and grieve thee. Of thy creature,
12 Thy love hath always been the same, And its kind influences spread
And ever did pursue me; Thro’ ev'ry vein and feature.
Before I knew thy saving name, 7 O that my heart with eagerness In mercy thou didst view me.
Would open wide, and gather O let thy love, almighty Lord, Each drop of blood my.
sins did press Continue to direct me, From thee, my Mediator!
And protect me,
Yea, help to me afford,
'Gainst all that would obstruct me. May I ever, Freed from all needless fears,
13 Thy love uphold me, when distrest, Enjoy thy love and favor.
Give strength, when I am feeble;
And when this mortal period's past, 80 that I with a babe's desire Came running, weeping, stretching. Support
, and strengthen' my weak faith;
Thou, who to save art able,
Apply thy pow'rful merit
To my spirit,
Eternal joy inherit.
JESUS, my highest treasure ! O Jesus, be my soul thus blest,
In thy communion blest,
Olet thy bloed be healing Myself as an oblation
I have to thee assign'd,
Because thou by thy passion I am with griet bewailing.
Hast heal'd my sin-sick mind.
marrow and with fatness,
2 joy, all joys exceeding !
4. Jesus, thou my only rest,
O my Jesus, let me find thee;
Jesus, take me to thy breast,
With thy cords of love now bind me. 1 With
Thou’rt the object of my mind,
I am by thy love inflamed;
Ev'ry bliss in thee I find.
5 May I of thy chosen bride
Be a member chaste and holy;
Let me quite in thee confide;
Cleave to thee and love thee solely:
Jesus, kindly me receive;
Thine alone may I be called;
Grant, that what hath me înthralled
May no longer me enslave.
6 Thou in grace hast look'd on me, My heav'nly minded spirit
And with precious gifts hast blessed;
Yet content I cannot be,
Jesus, now upon me shine,
Jesus, be my Sun resplendent,
Jesus, be my joy transcendent,
Jesus, be thou ever mine!
405.* T. 39.
I'LL glory in nothing but only in
Jesus, le; He my soul hath captivated, As wounded and bruised from sin to sty With his love I'm penerated;
release us: He hath overcome me quite.
For he is my Refuge, to him I'll cleave 2 Round his pierced feet I'll cling,
solely, Him I seek with love most tender ; Thus can I, like Enoch, in this world And accurs'd be ev'ry thing,
live holy. Which my seeking him would hinder. 2 What tho' the world foameth and Tell me nought of worldly fame,
rageth with fury, Tell me nought of earthly treasure, I in my dear crucify'd Jesus will Would
you please in any measure, Tell me of his lovely name.
Beside him my Saviour I'll know 3 But himself I'must behold,
nothing ever, To him I will make confession: From whom neither trials, nor death My defects are manifold,
3 My Saviour takes notice of hearts Till I've found
dearest Saviour, for him pining, Till he looks on me in favor,
He soothes their distress who on him Till he grants me my request,
are reclining; R