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9 "Shine into my distressed soul,

“ Let thy compassion save; “And though my flesh sink down to death,

“ Redeem it from the grave. 10 “ I shall arise to praise thy name,

“ Shall reign in worlds unknown; “And thy salvation, O my God,

“Shall seat me on thy throne.”

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79. Christ's Passion, and Sinners Salvation. (L. M.)

EEP in our hearts let us record

The deeper sorrows of our Lord;
Behold! the rising billows roll,

To overwhelm his holy soul.
2 In long complaints he spends his breath,

While hosts of hell, and pow'rs of death,
And all the sons of malice join,

To execute their curst design.
3 Yet, gracious God, thy pow'r and love

Has made the carse a blessing prove;
Those dreadful suff'rings of thy Son,

Aton'd for sins which we had done. 4 The pangs of our expiring Lord,

The honours of thy law restor'd ;
His sorrows made thy justice known,
And paid for follies not his own.
50! for his sake, our guilt forgive,

And let the mourning sinner live;
The Lord will hear us, in his name,
Nor shall our hope be turn'd to shame.

80. The Lord's Supper instituted. 1 Cor. xi. 23, &

(L. M.) 1 WAS on that dark, that doleful night,

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Against the Son of God's delight,

And friends betray'd him to his foes. 2 Before the mournful scene began,

He took the bread, and bless'd, and brake;
What love thro' all his actions ran !

What wond'rous words of grace he spake ! 3 “ This is my body, broke for sin;

“ Receive and eat the living food :"
Then took the cup, and bless'd the wine;
“ 'Tis the new coy'nant in my

blood.” 4 For us, his flesh with nails was torn,

He bore the scourge, he felt the thorn,
And justice pour'd upon his head

Its heavy veng'ance in our stead. 5 For us, his vital blood was spilt,

To buy the pardon of our guilt ;
When for black crimes of largest size

He gave his soul a sacrifice.
6“ Do this, (he cry'd,) 'till time sball end,

“ In mem’ry of your dying Friend ;
“ Meet at my table, and record

The love of your departed Lord.” 7 Jesus ! thy feast we celebrate,

We show thy death, we sing thy name,
'Till thou return, and we shall eat
The marriage-supper of the Lamb.

81. Communion with Christ, and with Saints.

1 Cor. x. 16, 17. (8. M.)
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JESUS
ESUS invites his saints

To meet around his board:
Here pardon's rebels sit and hold

Communion with their Lord. 2

For food he gives his flesh ;

He bids us drink his blood;
Amazing favour, matchless grace

Of our descending God! 3 This holy bread and wine

Maintains our fainting breath,
By union with our living Lord,
And int'rest in his death.
Our heav'nly Father calls

Christ and his members one;
We the young children of his love,

And he the first-born Son, 5 We are but sev'ral parts

Of the same broken bread;
One body hath its sev'ral limbs,

But Jesus is the head.
6 Let all our pow'rs be join'd,

His glorious name to raise ;
Pleasure and love fill ev'ry mind,

And ev'ry voice be praise. 82. Christ's Dying Love; or, our Pardon bought at

a dear Price. (C. M.)
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and how kind
Was God's eternal Son !
Our mis’ry reach'd his heav'nly mind,
And pity brought him down.

2 When justice, by our sins provok'd,

Drew forth its dreadful sword, He gave his soul up to the stroke, * Without a murm'ring word.

3 He sunk beneath our heavy woes,

To raise us to his throne;
There's ne'er a gift his hand bestows,

But cost his heart a groan.

4 This was compassion like a God,

That when the Saviour knew
The price of pardon was his blood,

His pity ne'er withdrew.

í Now, tho' he reigns exalted high,

His love is still as great;
Well he remembers Calvary,

Nor lets his saints forget.

6 Here we behold his bowels roll,

As kind as when he dy'd;
And see the sorrows of his soul

Bleed thro' his wounded side.

7 Here we receive repeated seals

Of Jesus' dying love;
Hard is the heart that never feels

One soft affection move.

8 Here let our hearts begin to melt,

While we his death record,
And, with our joy for pardon'd guilt,

Mourn tbat we pierc'd the Lord.

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83. Crucifixion to the World, by the Cross of Christ. Gal. vi. 4. (L. M.)

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THEN I survey the wond'rous cross,

On which the Prince of Glory dy'd,
My richest gain I count but loss,

And pour contempt on all my pride. 2 Forbid it, Lord, that I should boast,

Save in the death of Christ my God;
All the vain things that charm me most,

I sacrifice them to his blood.
3 See from his head, his hands, his feet,

Sorrow and love flow mingled down!
Did e'er such love and sorrow meet,

Or thorns compose so rich a crown? 4 His dying crimson, like a robe,

Spreads o'er his body on the tree;
Then am I dead to all the globe,

And all the globe is dead to me.
5 Were the whole realm of nature mine,

That were a present far too small;
Love so amazing, so divine,
Demands my soul, my life, my all.

84. The Spirit, the Water, and the Blood,

1 John v. 6. (S. M.)
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LET all our tongues be one,

To praise our God on high,
Who from his bosom sent his Son,

To fetch us strangers nigh.

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