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3.* T. 84.
2 God! mine eyeswith pleasure look
On the dear volume of thy book; . DEAREST Jesus! we are here, There
Redeemer's face I see,
And read his name, who dy'd for me.
Be lost and vanish in the wind;
Here I can fix my hopé secure;
This is thy word, and must endure.
6.* 'T. 22.
LORD Jesus, with thy children stay Prompts our hearts to true devotion. Till dawn of thy eternal day;
And let thy glorious gospel light, 3 Holy Ghost, eternal God,
Till then, dispel the gloom of night.
2 In these degen’rate evil days
Thy holy sacraments and word,
3 Thy sacred word is all our boast;
In this thy church can boldly trust:
4 Lord, from such teachers us preserve And touch their lips with sacred fire:
Who from the holy scriptures swerve, Thou Guide divine, who dost impart
And by false doctrines would deceive The truth to man, instruct each heart!
Those who thee love and thee believe. 2 Most holy and almighty Lord,
5 The cause and glory,Lord, are thine; Whose presence fills both earth and
Thy word is pure, and truth divine: heav'n,
Assist us to rely on thee,
And keep us thine eternally.
T. 16. 3. Come, thou divine Interpreter,
FROM the doctrines I'll ne'er waver,
In the holy scriptures stor'd;
O what sweetness do I savor The Father, Son, and Holy Ghost,
In each sacred cov’nant-word! For all the mercy, truth and
grace, We in the holy scriptures trace. 2 And if I myself examine
While the book I 'fore me hold, 5. T. 22.
To each truth my heart saith Amen,
One the other doth unfold. "TWAS by an order from the Lord, The ancient prophets spoke his word; 3 Speak, O Lord, thy servant heareth His Spirit did their tongues inspire, With deep awe attentively; And warm'd their hearts with heav'nly What thy holy word declareth fire,
Shall my rule and practice be.
8. T. 22.
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With thirst t'imbibe thy word divine; 2 Sigh after sigh to thee I send,
That all our minds drawn from, this
earth to thee,
May love thee more, and serve thee
2 God Holy Spirit, now impart
Us with thy heay'nly light and fire,
To sing, to pray, and preach inspire;
MOST gracious God; to thee we ren
der praise, Thy gracious covenant, o Lord !
Since thy blest word, replete with truth It guides me in the peaceful way;
[favor; I'I think upon it all the day,
Teacheth us to know thee and seek thy 2 Whatarethemines ofshiningwealth, To us it proveth a life-giving savor, The strength of youth, the bloom of
Through Jesus Christ.
With gladness and humility,
The holy scriptures may believe,
and truth are seen : Asthy own word,to make ustruly wise, Ah, could I study day and night, And not as man's invention or device. And meditate therein!
14.* T. 83.
O WHAT peace divinely sweet
Fills my soul, when I've the favor
To sit down at Jesus' feet,
And his gracious words to savor ! 3 O Lamb of God, the book unseal, Then I open heart and ear; And to our hearts explain ;
What he saith finds entrance there. Let all its life and spirit feel, And he av'nly wisdom gain.
15.* T, 11. 4 That thou for us didst live and die, LET the splendor of thy word
Make known to us, dear Lord; Light unto our path afford; To us the promises apply,
That we in thy truth and grace Contained in thy word.
May proceed throughout our race.
II. Of the Fall and Corruption of Man, and his
Redemption by Christ.
17.* T, 132. WHEN Adam fell, the frame entire OUR whole salvation doth depend Of nature was infected; [dire, On God's free
grace The source, whence came the poison All our best works can ne'er defend Was not to be corrected,
A boast in our own merit :
Derived is our righteousness
From Christ and his atoning grace; Erom mis'ry and destruction;
He is our Mediator. The fatal lust, indulg'd at first,
2 Who can maintain the bold conceit, Brought death as its production.
That fallen man is able 2 By one man's guilt we were enslav'd T' observe, by means of nat'ral light, To sin, death, and the devil;
The first and second table ! Bạt by another's grace are sav'd,
The Lord a feigned work abhors;
Of our entail'd corruption.
But Mercy sent th' eternal Son,
Who purchas'd our salvation, 3 Since God bestow'd his only Son Fulfill'd the law in its extent, On his rebellious creature,
And gave its wrath a thorough vent, To save our souls, whichwere undone,
spare the sons of Adam. And free our sinful nature From shameand guilt,byhis blood spilt,
4 Christ, having all the law fulfillid, His death and resurrection ;
Through his blest cross and passion,
Is now the Rock whereon we build Do not delay! make sure, this day,
Our faith and whole salvation : Thy calling and election.
We call him Lord our Righteousness, 4. I send my cries unto the Lord, Whose death hath purchas'd life and My heart implores this favor,
And ransom'd us for ever. (grace, To grant me of his living word
5 The law reveal'd sin's sinfulness, A never-failing savor; [claim
Enhanc'd the accusation; That sin and shame may lose their
The gospel tenders saving grace,
To sinners consolation,
The law could ne'er retrieve our loss, 5 His word's a lamp unto my feet
Ev'n with our best performance.
By works is manifested;
That faith is empty, which is not
Revealeth Christ our Saviour Yet faith alone us justifies ;
We are sincere believers.
3 Love! who hast for me endured
Keenest pains of death and hell,
More for me than tongue can tell,
4 Love! my Life, and my Salvation,' Then Jesus came to set us free,
Light and Truth, eternal Word ! end
And for our guilt to shed his blood; it;
Thou alone dost consolation
To my sinking soul afford.
Love almighty, &c. 2 Our Lord now calleth constantly:
5 Love! thy yoke I gladly carry,
It is easy, gentle, light;
Repenting sinners I receive : goeie, My life I freely gave for you;
Thee to serve with all my might.
Sacred Love, &c.
6 Love! who interced'st in heaven, Oturn to me, why will ye die?”
For my soul when I'm opprest, 5;
worthless name engraven 3 Sinners, attend to Jesus' voice; He is the Lord our Righteousness:
Upon thy high-priestly breast.
Love almighty, &c.
7 Love! thou me wilt raise to glory He fills the hungry soul with good,
From the grave, the bed of dust, The thirsty heart may take its fill;
And as conqu’ror place before thee He guides us in the narrow road
Crown'd with bliss among the just. That leads to Salem's blessed hill.
Sacred Love! I long to be ent,
Thine to all eternity. 4 Ah! come Lord Jesus, hear our pray's l'd, Thou worthy Son of God most high!
T. 590. Sion,
We humbly ask; our souls prepare, THE true good Shepherd, God's own wild That we nay to thy mercy fly;
From all eternity,
[Son That we may all believe on thee,
Urg'd by his love,exchang'd his throne ness,
And on thy flesh and blood may feed, For human misery; and
True members of thy body be, His wand'ring sheep gone far astray
For eyer join'd to thee our Head. ace,
He sought with pungent pain,
And did for all a ransom pay
To bring them home again.
Art thou, my sin-sick soul;
To save and make thee whole; Sacred Love, I long to be
Now hear his voice with gratitude, Thine to all eternity. ht,
Call on his saving name; 2 Love! before I life obtained
For thee he shed his precious blood,
And now his own doth claim.
THOŲ holy, spotless Lamb of God! I would be for ever thine.
Didst leave thy glorious, blest abode,
In love to sinners vile,
Though from man's wisdom quite To bleed for fallen Adam's race,
conceal'd. Who were accurs’d, unclean and base, Whom dost thou love? Sinners, the
Entangled fast by Satan's guile. 2 Thou, for their sakewho hated thee, Whom dost thou bless ? Children, who Didst shed thy blood
scorn'd thy grace; upon Thy life for ours didst give; (paid,
O Being most gracious ! whom angels Thou bar'st our curse ; our debt was
adore, Thy soul for sin an off’ring made,
Thou takest delight in the worthless Thou dy'dst, that we with thee might live. [blood,
2 Our thirsling can never, O merciful 3 Thus hast thou bought us with thy.
Extend as far as doth thy grace;
On us thou more blessings and love God
hast bestow'd, No wrath remains on any one,
Than stripes deserv'dourtrespasses; kilala Who will but come unto the Son,
O teach us to trust thy fidelity, Take and put on his righteousness.
And closely united with Christ to be, der 4 Never may I depart from thee ; The Spirit's kind teachings in all things Thou hast procur'd my liberty,
to prove, Thanks to thy boundless grace! Yealive to thyhonor, thee serve, praise Thy wounds, whereon I trust
and love. My refuge are from sin and death, My feeble soul's abiding-place.
3 We pray thee, O Being most gra-gare ha
cious and mild,
a mot ! [bled so that in Immanuel, thine image and that in bi GIVE thanks that Jesus Christ hath Upon the cross in Adam's stead, Howgreat thyname is, we mayknow. And freed us from th' unhappy fall; Ah! shew us how easy it is to bear Thank him for this, ye sinners all! Thy yoke, and to trustthypaternalcare, li wel 2 Thanks, that he by his death & cross, That till the short period of this life towie Haih sav'd us and restor'd our loss;
Our faith and our love Thanks,that byhismost precious blood,
24. T. 14.
Our sin how deep it stains !
Fast in his slavish chains !
2 But there's a voice of sov'reign grace Till I shall see thee face to face.
Sounds from the sacred word:
“ Ho! ye despairing sinners, come,
Believe in Christ the Lord.” YEbottomless depths of God's infinite 3 My soul, obey the gracious call, In Jesus Christ to us reveald!
And haste to gain relief; Its motions how burning, how flaming I would believe thy promise, Lord; they prove!
help my unbelief!