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14. What extatic scenes of life,
What triumphing joy of glory? What transportings after strife,
When that's past, what's transitory? Lord! I shall forever praise thee, When immortal thou shalt raise me. 15. Every moment I rejoice
At this promis'd expectation,
Jesu! for thy free donation.
So full of pain and scorn,
Mock'd with a crown of thorn!
With brightest majesty,
Saluted be by me.
Thou life-creating Sun
Now bruis'd and spit upon!
How are those gracious eyes,
Clouded in cruel wise?
Are marred, fall’n, and wan:
Spoke heav'nly truth to man:
Death's horrors did reduce
Thy strength, and quite exhausted
Each drop of vital juice.
Was my sins' heavy load!
Which thou didst pay in blood.
On whom wrath ought to light: O thou my health's beginner!
Let thy grace cheer my sight. 5. Own me, Lord, my preserver,
My shepherd, me receive ;
By all thy pain and gricf.
My soul with heav'nly food,
Thy holy ffesh and blood. 6. what a consolation
Doth in my heart take place,
Can in some measure trace ;
My dear redeemer's cross,
Great gain would be that loss, 7. I give thee thanks unfeigned,
O Jesus, friend in need!
When thou for me didst bleed,
Upon thy faithfulness,
To see thee face to face,
Upon the cursed tree ! Behold him, whilst expiring, And for mankind acquiring
Their life and grace and liberty. 2. Who hath thee thus abused, Dear Lord, and so much bruised
Thy most majestic face? Thou art no sin's transactor, Thou art no malefactor,
Like others of the human race.. 3. I, I, and my transgressions, Which by my own confessions,
Exceed the sea-shore sands; These, these have been the reason Ofthy whole bitter season,
Of all thy bruises, stripes and bands. 4. As surety thou presentest Thyself, to die consentest
For me in debt all o'er;
With patience never known before. 5. Into death's jaws thus leaping, Provid'st for my escaping,
That I its sting mayn't prove. My curse and condemnation Thou bear'st for my salvation :
O most un-heard of flame of love!
T'express my thanks to thee.
I'll yield thee service willingly,
7. Whilst here on earth I'm living,
To thee, for all thy pain ;
Deep in my heart engrav'd remain.
Where'er I turn or move.
To guilt, but seal of truth and love.
God's holiness how stern;
This will I by thy sufferings learn. 10. From thence I'll be taught truly, How to be pure and holy,
Resign’d, compos’d and still;
Rude acts of malice and ill will.
With Christ, each sinful lust.
By help and strength which thou bestow'st. 10. Thy sighs and groans unnumber'd, And from thy heart encumber'd,
The countless tears forth prest;
Convey me to thy arms and breast.
4. THE RESURECTION OF CHRIST.
Hymn 73. P. m. The resurrection of Christ, Luke xxvi. 34. 1.
ES the Redeemer rose;
The Saviour left the dead;
In wild dismay
In full assembly meet,
Joyful they come,
To Jesus' tomb.
The joyful news to bear.
Their anthems say,
“ He rose to-day.”
Redeem'd by him from hell;
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