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Bright seraphs, dispatch'd from the throne,
Repair to their stations assign'd; And angels elect are sent down
To guard the elect of mankind. Tby worship no interval knows;
Their fervour is still on the wing; And while they protect my repose,
They chant to the praise of my King: I too, at the season ordain'd,
Their chorus for ever shall join; And love and adore, without end,
Their faithful Creator and mine.
109. Wrestling Jacob. Alcester. LORD, I cannot let thee go,
Till a blessing thou bestow;
Thou hast help'd in ev'ry need;
110. Mercy. MONMOUTH. THY mercy, my God, is the theme of
my song, The joy of my heart, and the boast of my
tongue: Thy free grace alone, from the first to the
last, Has won my affections, and bound my soul
fast. Thy mercy is more than a match for my
heart, Which wonders to feel its own hardness
depart: Dissolv'd by thy sun-shine, I fall to the
ground, And weep to the praise of the mercy I found. Thy mercy in Jesus exempts me from hell; Of mercy I'll sing, of thy mercy I'll tell: ?Twas Jesus my friend, when he hung on
the tree, That open'd the channel of mercy for me.
Great Father of mercies, thy goodness I own, And covenant-love of thy crucified Son: All praise to the Spirit, whose whisper divine Seals mercy, and pardon, and righteousness,
mine. 111. Joy of Faith. Haughton. HOW happy are we
Our election who see,
From eternity lov’d;
On the bosom divine,
And upheld by thy love,
Our seeking thy face
Was the fruit of thy grace; Thy goodness deserves, and shall have all
the praise: No sinner can be
Beforehand with thee; Thy grace is preventing, almighty and free.
We came to thy Son; And thou'lt perfect the work, for the work
was thy own: Thy breath, from above,
The spark shall improve; No floods can extinguish our dawning of love.
112. Part Second.
Part Second. WINWICK. LORD, one thing we want;
More holiness grant! For more of thy mind, and thy likeness we
pant: Thine image impress
On thy favorite race; Oh, fashion and polish thy vessels of grace.
Thy workmanship we
More plainly would be:
Thy likeness to wear;
We shall still be renew'd,
Till thy Spirit and blood Have ripen'd us quite for the vision of God:
When that moment is come,
Thou wilt send for us home, And thy perfected saints to thy glory assume.
On Immanuel's land
We shortly shall stand
in our hand :
Lo, we cast down our crowns!
. Following Christ. CHINA. JESUS, my all, to heav'n is gone,
He whom I fix my hopes upon;
Then will I tell to sinners round,