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Hymn 34. s. M.
Christ our wisdom and righteousne88. HON
row heavy is the night
That hangs upon our eyes, 'Till Christ with his reviving light
Over our souls arise! 2. Our guilty spirits dread
To meet the wrath of heay'n; But in his righteousness array'd,
We see our sins forgiv’n. 3. Unholy and impure
Are all our thoughts and ways“; His hands depraved nature cure
With sanctifying grace. 4. The pow'rs of hell agree
To hold our souls in vain;
And breaks the cursed chain. 5. Lord, we adore thy ways,
To bring us near to God,
And thine atoning blood.
Hymn 35. L.M.
The erample of Christ. 1. Y dear Redeemer, and my Lord!
I read my duty in thy word:
Drawn out in living characters. 2. Such was thy truth, and such thy zeal,
Such def'rence to thy Father's will,
I would transcribe and make them minc. 3. Cold mountains, and the midnight air
Witness'd the fervor of thy pray'r.
The desert thy temptations knew,
Thy conflict, and thy victry too.
More of thy gracious image here;
Hymn 36. C.M.
God reconciled in Christ. 1. EAREST of all the names above,
My Jesus, and my God, Who can resist thy heav'nly love,
Or trifle with thy blood ? 2. 'Tis by the merits of thy death
The Father smiles again; 'Tis by thine interceding breath
The Spirit dwells with men. 3. Till God in human flesh I see,
My thoughts no comfort find; The holy, just, and sacred Three
Are terrors to my mind.
My hope, my joy begins;
His grace removes my sins.
And Greeks of wisdom boast, I love th' incarnate mystery,
And there I fix my trust.
Hymn 37. 1. M.
10, 11, 12, 13.
Over the rocks and rising grounds;
O'er hills of guilt, and seas of grief,
He leaps, he lies, to my relief.
With eyes of love he looks at me;
He shows the beauties of his face. 3. Gently he draws my heart along,
Both with his beauties and his tongue:
“ No mortal joys are worth thy stay. 4. “ The Jewish wintry state is gone,
“ The mists are fled, the spring comes on, * The sacred turtle-dove, we hear,
« Proclaims the new, the joyful year. 5.“ Th’immortal vine, of heav'nly root,
« Blossoms and buds, and gives her fruit." Lo, we are come to taste the wine,
Our souls rejoice, and bless the vine. 6. And when we hear our Jesus say,
“ Rise up my love, make haste away," Our hearts would fain out-fly the wind, And leave all earthly joys behind.
Hymn 38. L. M.
Sol. Song iii. 2.
Accept the well deserv'd renown,
And wear our praises as thy crown. 2. Let ev'ry act of worship be
Like our espousals, Lord, to thee;
3. The gladness of that happy day!
Our hearts would wish it long to stay;
Nor hope decline, nor love grow cold. 4. Each fol'wing minute, as it flies,
Increase thy praise, improve our joys,
At the great supper of the Lamb.
Hymn 39. L. M. Glory and grace in the person of Christ. ", ; .
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Awake, my soul; awake, my tongue. Hosanna to th' eternal name,
And all his boundless love proclaim. 2. See where it shines in Jesus' face,
The brightest image of his grace :
Hath all his mightiest works outdone.
Proclaim the wise and pow'rful God,
Sparkle in ev'ry rolling Star.
The noblest labour of thine hands;
Outshines the wonders of the skies,
My thoughts rejoice at Jesus' name!
5. O may I live to reach the place
Where he unveils his lovely.face!
Hymn 40. L. u. Christ's Humiliation and exaltation, Rev. v. 12. 1. THAT equal honours shall we bring
To thee, O Lord our God, the Lamb. When all the notes that angels sing,
Are far inferior to thy name! 2. Worthy is he that once was slain,
The Prince of Peace that groan'd and died, Worthy to rise, and live and reign
At his Almighty Father's side. 3. Pow'r and dominion are bis. due,
Who stood condemn'd at Pilate's bar; Wisdom belongs to Jesus too,
Though he was charg'd with madness here. 4. All riches are his native right,
Yet he sustain'd amazing loss ; To him ascribe eternal might,
Who left his weakness on the cross. 5. Honour immortal must be paid,
Instead of scandal and of scorn; While glory shines around his head,
And a bright crown without a thorn. 6. Blessings forever on the Lamb,
Who bore the curse for wretched men: Let angels sound his sacred name,
And every creature say, Amen.
Hymn 41. L. M. Miracles in the life, death, and resurrection of Christ. 1. EHOLD, the blind their sight receive!
Behold, the dead awake, and live;