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To the dear fountain of thy blood, 6 Against the fiercest pow'rs of hell,
He is my strength and shield;
Within his wounds I safely dwell;
He fights, I win the field,
My bonds and chains he broke; Be thou mystrength and righteousness, Now to my willing neck he ties My Jesus, and my All.
His soft and easy yoke. le: 25. T. 582.
8 A pardon'd sinner I remain,
But sin its pow'r hath lost, soi, Not one of Adam's race,
Sin still I have, but grace doth reign, If in the balance try'd,
Mercy is all my boast. ;
Can, by his works of righteousness,
9 Arise, O happy soul, rejoice, The works which we have done
In endless, happiness;
Open to thee is paradise,
Go in, and take thy place. And cleans'd thereby from sin. m2 Ye sinners, who with grief
LORD, I am vile, conceiv'd in sin, Look up to Jesus for relief,
And born unholy and unclean;
Sprung from the man whose guilty fall God gave his only Son
Corrupts his race, and taints us all. That sinners who believe, DET, Might not be lost, but be his own,
2 Soon as we draw our infant breath And in his kingdom live.
The seeds of sin engender death;
The law demands a perfect heart, 26. T. 14.
But we're defil'd in ev'ry part: I, WITH the fallen human race,
3 O God! create my heart anew, re, Lay weltring in my blood; And form my spirit pure and true; Cover'd with shame and deep disgrace,
O make me wise betimes to see
My danger and my remedy. 2 The loving Jesus passing by,
4 Behold, I fall before thy face; His bowels yearn'd to see
My only refuge is thy grace: Me wretched sinner helpless lie
No outward forms can make meclean, In deepest misery.
The leprosy lies deep within. 3 Inclin'd to me in tenderness,
5 My sin I feel, my guilt I know, My soul he would relieve
Thy blood can make me white as snow; From all its mis'ry and distress,
Lord, let me hear thy pard'ning voice, He said, “ Arise, and live.
And make my broken heart rejoice. 4 He wash'd away my ev'ry stain,
WHEN justice did demand its due,
And sins increas'd the dreadful strife, 5 My heart no condemnation fears,
My Saviour to my succor flew,
And by obedience bought my life.
2 My ransom from the pow'r of sin His blood my pardon pleads.
Could not be paid on other terms:
Run, hide thyself, my soul, within
29. T. 580. Thy bleeding Saviour's out-stretch'd
ARISE, ye who are captive led, arms.
Complain no more, for Christ our Head 3 When lawcondemns,andjusticecries From sin can set you For dreadful vengeance without end, Redemption Jesus freely gives, To Jesus then I turn my eyes ;
Repenting sinners he receives, He tells me, he will stand my friend. He came to save both thee and me.
2 He meekly all our sorrows bore, 4 God on these terms is reconcil'd,
Us fallen sinners to restore And I his gracious heart have won: To life and liberty: Now I am deem'd his favor'd child,
For us he suffer'd deep distress, In Jesus his beloved Son.
Was without form or comeliness ; 5 What can be laid unto my charge?
O depth of love! O mystery! When God saith, “ Freely I forgive!” 3 Th'almighty Judge condemnedwas, Tho' Satan on my crimes enlarge, That heby death might gain our cause; Christ saith, I shall not die, but live. : The Prince of life was slain :
And since he suffer'd in our stead, 6 The curses which the law of God
We need no condemnation dread, Pronounc'd o'er me, he freely bore; Eternal life in him we gain. I'm now, by faith in Jesus' blood, Acquitted of sin's dreadful score.
4 The Holy One, made sin for us,
Was naild 'to the accursed cross, 7 Awaythen doubtsand anxious fears! And shed his precious blood;
Thus he obtain’d a righteousness Be silent all my needless sighs;
For all who mourn for pard'ning grace, My Saviour wipes away my tears, O'er sin and death I conqu’ror rise.
ThroʻJesuswe have peacewithGod!
5 Rejoice, O heav'ns, and earth reply! 8 Jesus! be endless praise to thee, With praise, ye sinners, fill the sky, Let sinners loud thy laụds proclaim; All grace his death procures; Of old their sins could pardon'd be, Your woes to blessings he will change, And Jesus always is the same. You in his children's order range,
Thro' him eternal life is yours.
III. Of the Incarnation and Birth of Jesus Christ.
Towish,or ask, that happiness toknow,
Which love alone on sinners could JESUS, th' almighty Son of God,
bestow. Takes up with mortals his abode; He who was sworn to Abraham, 3 Then Love brake forth, “Behold me Who ever was and is the same, (veald, “Prepar'd, O God, to do thywill! (still Came in due time and mysteries re “I freely come, I freely die, Which from the world's foundation "For guilty man to satisfy; were conceald.
"I in his stead will hang upon the tree,
“From sin, and death, and hell to set 2 We, dead in sins and trespasses,
him free.” The narrow way to life and peace Had neither will nor pow'r to find; 4 And thus, to saveoursouls fromguilt, Norwere our stubborn hearts inclin'd | Our Surety's precious bloodwas spilt ;
The sins of all on him were laid, “ I'll dwell with you,” our Saviour
2 Your crimes and self-made holiness, lieve,
Your carnal reason and distress
Give 5 Out of mere grace unmerited,
and trust to Christ alone, Salvation showers on our head;
Who did for all
sins atone, Because the Lamb was crucify'd,
10 Thus sav'd by God's unbounded Because the Lord of glory dy'd,
grace, Are we invited to receive a crown,
You'll humbly render thanks andpraise, Before the world was made ordain'd
With all the num'rous ransom'd host,
To Father, Son, and Holy Ghost! T. 22. 15 TO God we render thanksand praise,
32. Who pity'd mankind's fallen race,
BEHOLD, to us a Child is born, And gave his dear and only Son,
To us a Son is giv'n; That us, as children, he might own.
Unto the wretched and forlorn 2 What grace,what great benevolence!
Descends the Lord from heav'n: What love, surpassing human sense!
The promis'd seed, Immanuel, For this great work, no angel can
The everlasting God, [hell Him duly praise, much less a man.
Comes down to save from death and 3 The Word eternal did assume
Poor sinners by his blood. Our flesh and blood,and man become;
2 Great is the hidden mystery The First and Last with wonder see That God became a man! Partake of human misery.
He had from all eternity,
In 4 He came to seek and save the lost;
To save from mis'ry and distress We sinn'd, and he would bear the cost,
The fallen human race ; That we might share eternal bliss';
And now the Sun of Righteousness O what unbounded love was this !
His healing beams displays. 5 For what is all the human race,
3 The Father lov'd us as That God should show such matchless
Tho' we from him had stray'd, grace,
And freely gave his only Son To give his Son, that we might claim
To suffer in our stead. Life everlasting in his name.
The Son in love to us, declar'd: 6 How wretched they who still despise
“ I come to do God's will;" Jesus, the Pearl of greatest price!
And in this fallen world appear’d, Such as neglect to hear his voice,
His counsel to fulfil, Must perish by their own free choice,
4 The Holy Ghost had long foretold 7 Unhappy those who turn away, Or such as carelessly delay,
And thus the patriarchs of old To meet their Saviour, tho' he came
Did his salvation share : Their souls from mis’ry to reclaim.
Of him blest Mary did conceive, 8 Come, sinners, Jesus will receive
The holy child she bore : The worst of sinners; come and live!
And he instructs us to believe
In Christ, and him adore,
form'd a plan
That Jesus should appear;
5 Thus Father, Son, and Holy Ghost,
Which is not transitory,
As worldly grandeur is.
5 Love caus’d thy incarnation, By Jesus Christ the Son :
Love brought thee down to me! The Father's love we plainly trace Thy thirst for
salvation In Christ th' incarnate God;
Procur'd my liberty : What we possess of life and grace O Love beyond all measure ! The Spirit hath bestow'd.
Wherewith thou dost embrace 6 Come sinners, view th' incarnate
Mankind, 'midst all that pressure
Which since the fall takes place.
6 No sinful man's endeavor, This helpless Babe is Christ the Lord,
Nor any mortal's care, Though in a manger laid.
Could draw his sov'reign favor For us to die is Jesus born,
To sinners in despair : Adore his saving name,
Uncallid, he comes with gladness Rejoice, rejoice! for all that mourn
Us from the fall to raise, May his salvation claim.
And change our grief and sadness
To songs of joy and praise.
7 Be not cast down, nor frighted How shall I meet my Saviour?
At sin, though e'er so great; How shall I welcome thee?
No! Jesus is delighted What manner of behaviour
The greatest to remit: Is now requir'd of me?
He comes, repenting sinners I wait for thy salvation,
With life and love to crown,' Grant me thy Spirit's light,
And make them happy winners Thus will my preparation
Of glory like his own. Be pleasing in thy sight, 2 While with her fragrant flowers
Thy Zion strews thy way, I'll raise with all my powers
JESUS, all praise is due to thee, To thee a grateful lay:
That thou wast pleas'd a man to be! I'll thee, the King of glory,
O’ershadow'd by the Spirit's pow'r, For thy great goodness praise, A virgin thee conceiv'd and bore. And thankfully adore thee,
Hallelujah! Throughout my future days.
2 The Son of God, who fram'd the skies, 3 What hast thou not performed Now humbly in a manger lies; From death to rescue me!
He, who the earth's foundations laid, While I was so deformed
A helpless infant now is made. Hal. By sin and misery;
3 Th'eternal and almighty God Fair gifts of my creation
Assumes our feeble flesh and blood; Quite lost, made me despair ;
He deigns with sinful men to dwell, But thy blest incarnation
Is God with us, Immanuel. Hal. Brought my redemption near.
4. He is the Sun of righteousness, 4 I lay in fetters groaning,
Which riseth with resplendent grace,
And doth dispel sin's gloomy night,
Thatwemaysharehis savinglight. Hal. thou clothedst me;
grace Thou raisedst me to glory,
5 To grant us pardon, peace and rest, Endowedst me with bliss,
He in this world became a guest,
He is come to be
Full of love, to remove
Guilt and curse for ever.
7 Jesus, hear my supplication,
Grant me grace to embrace
Hal. Then like Simeon, (O what favor!)
I desire to retire
INFINITE Source, whence all did
Thou of all things the Head and Lord, 35.*
Thou mighty and eternal King,
Thouwhomthe heav'nscannot contain,
Didst deign to leave thy throne above, Unto is born a Saviour
To be an infant poor and mean: On this day;-don't delay
O myst'ry deep! O boundless love! To accept God's favor.
2 The cause of this, I know it well, 2 Our eternal, kind Creator
Was thy great love and my great woe; Leaves his own-glorious throne, I was an heir of death and hell, And assumes our nature :
This prompted thee to stoop so low; From perdition full exemption My mis’ry mov'd the God of grace, To procure,--and endure
Who in the Father's bosom lay, Death for our redemption.
When the due time had taken place
His deep compassion to display. 3 O th' amazing demonstration Of his love,ấwhich we prove
3 What oft'ring shall I bring to thee, we! By his incarnation !
Immanuel, my King and God ! If mankind by him were loathed,
Thou who vouchsaf'st a man to be, How could he-deign to be
To save me by thy precious blood; .! With our nature clothed?
Thou to whom angels praises sing, 4 See
“Peace upon earth, good will to men;" Saviour in a manger ; your
To whom the sages humbly bring 'Midst his own,-yet unknown,
Their gifts, tho’thou appear so mean, Treated like a stranger; Tended by an earthly mother :
* This will I do, thou Child divine ! Him believe,—and receive,
I'll give thee that forwhich thou cam'st; He is Christ your Brother?
My soul and body, Lord, are thine,
And them in love to me thou claim’st. 5 Lo! he in the
My humble sacrifice receive,
Dear Jesus ! born to bleed for me, Sweetly thus he crieth: "Cease my brethren,now from grieving, And with thee live eternally.
That I by faith in thee might live, Anxiousness and distress; Your loss I'm retrieving." 6 Ye that feel quite poor and needy, Ocome andviewthe greatest mystery! Come, who will, take your fill,
He who made all the world, the seas All things now are ready:
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