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5. But where the Lord of grace and pow'r
Has bless'd the happy field,
The deep-wrought furrows yield? -6. Father of mercies, we have need
Of thy preserving grace;
Hymn 173. c. M. Thy word is a lamp to my feet. Psalm cxix. 105. 1. OW precious is the book divine,
By inspiration giv'n!
To guide our souls to heav'n.
In this dark vale of tears;
And quells our rising fears.
Of life shall guide our way,
Hymn 174. C. M. 1.
I fly to thee, my
But in thy written word.
Does all my grief assuage:
Almost in ev'ry page.
The pearl of price unknown;
1. Laneno with guilt, and full of fears,
They shew the labour of thine hands,
Where vengeance and compassion join
4. Here the whole Deity is known,
Which of the glories brightest shone,
Nor danger dwells therein.
Thro' all this gloomy vale.
That leads to thy right hand.
ATHER, how wide thy glory shines!
By thousands through the skies.
1. Here consecrated water flows
To quench my thirst of sin;
2. Part of thy name
Or impress of thy feet. 3. But when we view thy strange design
To save rebellious worins,
In their divinest forms ;
Nor dare a creature guess
The justice or the grace.
5. Now the full glories of the Lamb
Adorn the heav'nly plains;
And try their choicest strains. 6. O may I bear some humble part
In that immortal song!
And love command my tongue.
Hymn 176. c. M.
Salvation by grace. Titus iii. 4-7. 1. LO
ORD we confess our num'rous faults,
How great our guilt has õeen; Foolish and vain were all our thoughts,
And all our lives were sin.
For ever love his name,
Of folly, sin, and shame.
Which our own hands have done; But we are sav'd by sov'reign grace,
Abounding through his Son. 4. 'Tis from the mercy of our God
That all our hopes begin; 'Tis by the water and the blood
Our souls are wash'd from sin.
Who hung upon the tree,
On such dry bones as we.
And justify'd by grace,
And see our father's face.
Hymn 177. s. M. 1.
HE Lord on high proclaims
His Godhead from his throne;
By which I will be known.”
« In darkness and distress, " Look from the borders of the pit
“ To my recov'ring grace.” 3. Sinners shall hear the sound;
Their thankful tongues shall own : Our righteousness and strenth is found
“ In thee, the Lord, alone.” 4. In thee shall Israel trust,
And see their guilt forgiv'n; God will pronounce believers just,
And take the saints to heav'n.
Hymn 178. C. M. The different success of the gospel. 1. Cor. i. 23, 24,
2. Cor. ii. 16. 1. Cor. iii. 6, 7. 1,
The myst’ries that we speak Are scandal in the Jews esteem,
And folly to the Greek.
With joy receive the word;
Shine in their dying Lord. 3. The vital savour of his name
Restores their fainting breath; But unbelief perverts the same
To guilt, despair, and death.
4. Till God diffuse his graces down,
Like show'rs of heav'nly rain, In vain Apollos sows the ground,
And Paul may plant in vain.
Hymn 179. C. M. Regeneration. John i. 13. and iii. 3, &c. 1. TOT all the outward forms on earth,
Nor rites that God has giv'n, Nor will of man, nor blood, nor birth,
Can raise a soul to heav'n. 2. The sov’reign will of God alone
Creates us heirs of grace ; Born in the image of his Son,
A new, peculiar race. 3. The Spirit, like some heav'nly wind,
Breathes on the sons of flesh ; New-models all the carnal mind,
And forms the man afresh. 4. Our quicken'd souls awake and rise
From the long sleep of death ; On heav'nly things we fix our eyes,
And praise employs our breath.
Hymn 180. c. M. 1. TTEND, while God's exalted Son
Doth his own * Behold I sit upon my throne,"
“Creating all things new." 2. “Nature and sin are pass'd away,"
And the old Adam dies;”. “My hands a new foundation lay,'
“See the new world arise!” 3." I'll be a sun of righteousness"
“To the new heav'ns I make;"».