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Thy name shall be praised in the great congregation; And saints shall delight in ascribing salvation.
4 When on Zion we stand, having gaind the blest
shore With our harps in our hands we will praise him ever
more, We will range the blest fields on the banks of the
river, And sing hallelujahs for ever and ever.
The Heavenly Courtier..
ET Christ the glor’ous lover,
Have everlasting praise ;
The riches of his grace-
To woo himself a bride :
And will not be deny'd,
2 Unwilling she discovers
Herself for tu deny,
And lay her honors by
That puffs her up with pride, And take him for her portion,
And be his loving bride.
3 He calls aloud unto her,
“ Pursue your ways no more ;" She thinks it will undo her,
To part with all her store ;
She willinglly refuses
To yield unto his will, And in her heart she chuses.
Her former lovers still.
4. She bolts the door
him, And bids the Lord depart; She will not serve his honor,
Nor let him have her heart ; Vet Jesus loves the sinner,
And will not leave the door, But cries. « Oh wretched creature !
• Reject my grace no more.
5.“ Behold my matchless fulness!
66 Arise and let me in ; 66 How can you be so cruel
“ To bar your heart with sin ? • If calls and invitation,
66. Will not excite your love, • Prepare for condemnation,
66. For I will not remove."
6 He then displays his power,
By an almighty word ; He threatens to devour,
And shews a flaming sword : She now begins to tremble
At what she sees and hears ; And fain she would be humble,
And wash her crimes with tears.
7 She does not yet discover
The filth of her in-side ; She thinks the Lord will love her,
And take her for his bride ; But like refiners' fire
He searches every part ; Conviction rises higher,
She feels a troubled heart.
8 She now begins to languish,
And none can her relieve, Her heart is full of anguish,
To find she can't believe. Her hopes are now departed,
And left her full of woe, With all the broken hearted,
She cries what shall I do?:
9. But Jesus has compassion,
Still moving in his breast, Intends to give salvation,
Unto the souls distress'd ; One glimpse of love and power,
Makes her forget her pain, She cries, oh! happy hour,
Is this the lovely Lamb ?
10 Is he whom I rejected,"
Stoop'd down to me so low? Goodness, but unexpected,
It hardly can be true ; And still she cries more ferventy,
Lord don't thy mercy hide, . May I become a servant,
And fit to be a bride.
11 The marriage is made ready
The parties are agreed, The holy son of David
And Adam's wretched seed; The sinner is attir'de
With raiment clean and white, Her sins are freely pardon'd,
And she's her Lord's delight.
12 They eat and drink togethers ,
And mutally embrace, Both saints and angels wonder,
At the surprising grace ;
This union shall continue,
For evermore the same; And nothing part asunder,
The christian and the Lambi.
HYMN 150, C. M;.
EGIN the high celestial strain,
My ravish'd soul and sing
To heav'n's Almighty king.
2 Ye curling fountains as ye roll
Your silver waves along, Whisper to allyour.verdant shores
The subject of my soug. & Retain it long y’echoing rocks,
The sacred sound retain, And from
hollow winding caves. Return it oft again :
4 Bear it, ye winds, on all your wings,
To distant climes away,
My lofty theme convey.
5 Take the glad burden of his name,
Ye clouds as you arise,
Or shade the ev’ning skies.
6 Let harmless thunders roll along
The smooth etherial plain,
To ev'ry flying strain.
7 Long let it warble round the spheres
And echo through the sky, Till angels with immortal skills
Improve the harmony,
8 While I, with sacred rapture fir'd;
The blest creator sing, And warble consecrated lays
To heav'n's Almighty king.
HYMN 151. L. M.
Human righteousness insuficient to justify Werbew myselt before thy face?
HEREWITH, O Lord, shall I draw near, How in thy purer eyes appear
? What shall I bring to gain thy grace
e ? 2 Will gifts delight the Lord most high? Will multiply'd oblations please ? Thousands of rams his favor buy; Or slaughter'd hécatombs appease?
3. Can these assuage the wrath of God ?:
4. What have I then wherein to trust?
5 Guilty, I stand before thy face ;
6 I plead the merits of thy Song