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"None but the new-born heirs of grace"

“My glories shall partake.”
4. Mighty Redeemer! set me free

From my old state of sin;
Oh, make


soul alive to thee, Renew and make me clean. .

Hymn 181. S. M.
Adoption. 1. John ü. 1. &c. Gal. iv. 6. .
JEHOLD what wond'rous grace


On sinners of a mortal race,

To call them sons of God!
2. 'Tis no surprising thing,

That we should be unknown;
The Jewish world knew not their King,

God's everlasting Son.
3. Nor doth it yet appear

How great we must be made: But when we see our Saviour here,

We shall be like our head. 4. A hope so much divine

May trials well endure,
May purge our souls from sense and sing

As Christ the Lord is pure. 5. If in my father's love

I share a filial part,
Send down thy Spirit like a dove,

To rest upon my heart. 6. We would no longer lie

Like slaves beneath the throne My faith shall Abba, Father, cry,

And thou the kindred own,


Hymn 182. L. M. Christians the Sons of God. John i. 12. 1. John ü. lg 1. OT all the nobles of the earth,

Who boast the honours of their birth, Such real dignity can claim,

As those who bear the Christian name. 2. To them the privilege is giv'n

To be the Sons and heirs of Heav'n: '
Sons of the God who reigns on high,

And heirs of joy beyond the sky.
3. His will he makes them early know,

And teaches their young feet to go;
Whispers instruction to their minds,

And on their hearts his precepts. binds.. 4. Their daily wants his hands supply,

Their steps he guards with watchful eye,
Leads them from earth to heav'n abovc,

And crowns them with eternal love. 5. If I've the honour, Lord, to be

One of this num'rous family,
On me the gracious gift bestow,

To call thee Abba, Father! too. 6. So may my conduct ever prove

My filial piety and love!
Whilst all my brethren clearly trace
Their Father's likeness in my face..

Hymn 183. c. M.
Walking with God. Gen. v. 24.-
H for a closer walk with God,

A calm and heav'nly frame ;
And light to shine upon the Road

That leads me to the Lamb!. 2. Where is the blessedness I knew

When first I saw the Lord!.

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Where is the soul-refreshing view

Of Jesus, and his word?
3. What peaceful hours I once enjoy'd!

How sweet their mem'ry still!
But they have left an aching void,

The world can never fill.
4. Return, O holy Dove, return,

of rest !
I hate the sins that made thee mourn,

And drove thee from my breast. 5. The dearest idol I have known,

Whate'er that idol be,
Help me to tear it from thy throne,

And worship only thee.
S. So shall my walk be close with God;

Calm and serene my frame;
So purer light shall mark the road

That leads me to the Lamb.


Hymn 184. L. M. Religion vain without love. 1. Cor. xii, 1, 2, 3. 1. AD I the tongues of Greeks and Jews,

And nobler speech than Angels usos
If love be absent, I am found,

Like tinkling brass, an empty sound. 2. Were I inspir'd to preach and tell

All that is done in heav'n and hell;
Or could my faith the world removey

Still I am nothing without love.
3, Should I distribute all my store,

To feed the bowels of the poor,
Or give my body to the flame;
To gain a martyr's glorious name ;

4. If love to God, and love to men,

Be absent, all my hopes are vain ;
Nor tongues, nor gifts, nor fiery zeal"
The work of love can e'er fulfil.

Hymn 185. c. M.
S is strait,

That leads to joys on high ;
'Tis but a few that find the gate,

While crowds mistake, and die. 2: Beloved self must be deny'd,

The mind and will renew'd,
Passion suppress'd, and patience try'd,

And.vain desires subdu'd.
3. Flesh is a dangʻrous foe to grace,

Where it prevails and rules ;
Flesh must be humbled, pride abas'd,

Lest they destroy our souls.
4. The love of gold be banish'd hence,

(That vile idolatry) And ev'ry member, ev'ry sense,

In sweet subjection lie.
5. The tongue, that most unruly pow'r,

Requires a strong restraint ;
We must be watchful ev'ry hour,


6. Lord ! can a feeble, helpless worm

Fulfil a task so hard !
Thy grace must all my work perform;

And give the free reward:

Hymn 186. C.M. Sins and sorrows laid before God. Job xxiii. 3, 4.1. H that I knew the secret place,

Where I might find my God!

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I'd spread my wants before his face,

And pour my woes abroad. 2. I'd tell him how my sins arise,

What sorrows I sustain ;
How grace decays, and comfort dies,

And leaves my heart in pain.
3. He knows what arguments I'd take

To wrestle witl, my God;
I'd plead for his own mercy's sake,
And for


Saviour's blood.
4. My God will pity my complaints,

And heal my broken bones ;
He takes the meaning of his saints,

The language of their groans.
5. Arise, my soul from deep distress,

And banish ev'ry fear ;
He calls thee to his throne of grace,

To spread thy sorrows there.

Hymn 187. L. u. 1. ESUS, my Saviour and my God,

Thou hast redeem'd ne with thy blood : By ties both nat'ral and divine I

I am, and ever will be thine.
2. But ah ! should my inconstant heart,

Ere I'm aware, from thee depart,
What dire reproach would fall on me,

For such ingratitude to thee!
3. The thought I dread, the crime I hate,

The guilt, the shame, I deprecate :
And yet so mighty are my foes

I dare not trust my warmest vows. 4. Pity my frailty, dearest Lord,

Grace in the needful hour afford :
O steel this tim’rous heart of mine
With fortitude and love divine.

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