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5 If guilt and sin afford a plea,

And may obtain a place,
Surely the Lord will welcome me,

And I shall see his face.

L. M.

HYMN 119. Strangers and pilgrims.1 Pet. ii. 11. 1 We've no abiding city here:

This may distress the worldling's mind, But should not cost the saint a tear,

Who hopes a better rest to find. • 2 We've no abiding city here :

Sad truth, were this to be our home :
But let this thought our spirits cheer,

We seek a city yet to come. 3 We've no abiding city here :

Then let us live as pilgrims do : Let not this world our rest appear,

But let us haste from all below. 4 We've no abiding city here:

We seek a city out of sight;-
Zion its name ;-the Lord is there :

It shines with everlasting light.

C. M.

HYMN 120. I through the law am dead to the law.—Gal. ii. 19. I No strength of nature can suffice

To serve the Lord aright;
And what she has she mis-applies,

For want of clearer light.

2 How long beneath the law I lay

In bondage and distress!
I toild the precept to obey,

But toild without success.
3 Then, to abstain from outward sin,

Was more than I could do;
Now, if I feel its power within,

I feel I hate it too.
4 Then all my servile works were done

A righteousness to raise ;
Now, freely chosen in the Son,

I freely choose his ways.
5 What shall I do, was then the word,

That I may worthier grow?
What shall I render to the Lord ?

Is my inquiry now.
6 To see the law by Christ fulfillid,

And hear his pard’ning voice,
Changes a slave into a child,

And duty into choice.

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They shall look on me whom they pierced.

Zech. xii. 10. 1 GREAT God of Abra'am, hear our prayer ; ✓

Let Abra'am's seed thy mercy share :
Oh! may they now at length return,
And look on him they pierc'd, and mourn.

2 Remember Jacob's flock of old;

Bring home the wand'rers to thy fold;
Remember too thy promis'd word,

“ Israel at last shall seek the Lord.”
3 Lord, put thy law within their hearts,

And write it in their inward parts:
The veil of darkness rend in two,

Which hides Messiah from their view. 4 Oh! haste the day, foretold so long,

When Jew and Greek (a glorious throng) One house shall seek, one prayer shall pour, And one Redeemer shall adore.

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In the Lord put I my trust."-Psal. xi. 1.

I ETERNAL God! the strength of all

Who put their trust in thee:
The saints, who for thy succour call,

Shall thy salvation see.
2 As thou didst guard Jerusalem

With thine Almighty hand;
So hast thou put our foes to shame,

And kept our favour'd land.
3 Continue, Lord, our land to bless;

Defend our Sovereign's throne;
So may our hearts thy name confess,

And thee our safeguard own.

4 But, Lord, thy just and dreadful stroke

Did Salem's towers consume;
Oh may we fear, lest we provoke

Thine ancient people's doom.

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The Son of Man is come to seek and to save thaí

which was lost."-Luke xix. 10.

1 Plung’d in a gulf of dark despair,

We wretched sinners lay,
Without one cheerful beam of hope,

Or spark of glimm'ring day. 2 With pitying eyes, the Prince of Grace

Beheld our helpless grief;
He saw, and (Oh! amazing love!)

He came to our relief.
3 Down from the shining courts above,

With joyful haste he fled,
Enter'd the grave in mortal flesh,

And dwelt among the dead.
4 Oh! for this love, let rocks and hills

Their lasting silence break;
And all harmonious human tongues

The Saviour's praises speak ! 5 Angels, assist our mighty joys,

Strike all your harps of gold;
But, when you raise your highest notes,

His love can ne'er be told.

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Then shalt thou cause the trumpet of the Jubilee to

sound-in the day of atonement shall ye make the trumpet sound.”--Lev. xxv. 9.

1 Blow ye the trumpet, blow

The gladly solemn sound!
Let all the nations know,

To earth's remotest bound:
The year of jubilee is come!

Return, ye ransom'd sinners, home! 2 Extol the Lamb of God,

The great atoning Lamb !
Redemption in his blood

Throughout the world proclaim :
The year of jubilee is come!

Return, ye ransom’d sinners, home! 3 Ye, who have sold for nought

Your heritage above,
Shall have it back unbought,

The gift of Jesu's love:
The year of jubilee is come!

Return, ye ransom'd sinners, home! 4 The Gospel-trumpet hear,

The news of heav'nly grace:
Ye happy souls, draw near,

Behold your Saviour's face!
The year of jubilee is come!
Return, ye ransom'd sinners, home!

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