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L.M. 340 Unto us which are saved it is
the power of God,-1 Cor. 1, 18. 1 GOD in the
gospel of His Son, Makes His eternal counsels known; Tis here His richest mercy shines,
And truth is drawn in fairest lines. 2 Here Jesus in ten thousand ways
His soul-attracting charms displays,
And tells His love in melting strains. 8 Wisdom its dictates here imparts, To form our minds, to cheer our
It bids the drooping saint revive. 4 Our raging passions it controls,
And comfort yields to contrite souls;
And guides us all,our journey through.
C.M. 341 Thy testimonies have I taken as a
heritage for ever.-Ps. 119, 111. 1 LORDoichave made Thy word my
, My lasting heritage: There shall my noblest powers rejoice,
My warmest thoughts engage. 2 I'll read the histories of Thy love,
And keep Thy laws in sight, While through Thy promises I rove
With ever-fresh delight. 3 Tis a broad land of wealth unknown,
Where springs of life arise, Seeds of immortal bliss are sown,
And hidden glory lies. 4 The best relief that mourners have, Our fairest hope beyond the grave, - And our eternal rest.
C.M. 342 The entrance of Thy words giveth
light.-Ps. 119, 130. 1 The spirit breathes upon the Word,
A sanctifying light.
Majestic, like the sun;
It gives, but borrows none.
The gracious light and heat:
They rise, but never set.
For such a bright display,
With beams of heavenly day. 5 My soul rejoices to pursue
The steps of Him I love,
1 1. CH YHRIST and His cross is all our theme;
The mysteries that we speak Are scandal in the Jew's esteem,
And folly to the Greek. 2 But souls enlightened from above
With joy receive the word ; They see what wisdom, power, and love,
Shine in their dying Lord. 3 The vital savour of His name,
Restores their fainting breath; While unbelief perverts the same,
To guilt, despair, and death.
ITS INVITATIONS AND PROMISES.
344 Him that cometh
to Me, I will in no
6 1 ELCOME, welcome! sinner, hear!
Doubt not, nor distrust the call; [fear;
Mercy is proclaimed to all,
Welcome, prisoner, to release:
Grace has made thy heart relent:
God in Christ is reconciled.
Springing from the sacred mount;
Bread of life, and living wine. 5 All ye weary and distrest,
Welcome to relief and rest:
There is ample room for all.
Mercy called whom Grace inclined;
Hear the bitter word--Depart! 7 Oh! the virtue of that price,
That redeeming sacrifice!
8.7.4. 345 Come unto Me, all ye that labour
and are heavy laden.-Matt. 11, 28. 1
Come, tis mercy's welcome hour;
He is able,
2 Oye needy, come and welcome,
God's free bounty glorify:
Nor of fitness fondly dream;
This He gives you;
Bruised and mangled by the fall!
Not the righteous-
came to call.
On the ground the Saviour lies ! On the bloody tree behold Him! Hear Him cry before He dies,
It is finished!
Pleads the merit of His blood:
None but Jesus
Sing the praises of the Lamb;
8.7.4. 346 Take My yoke upon you, and learn
of Me.-Matt. 11, 29.
Bowed with fruitless sorrow down,
Look to Jesus !
2 Take His easy yoke and wear it,
Love will inake obedience sweet; Christ will give you strength to bear it, While His wisdom guides your feet
Safe to glory, Where His ransomed captives meet. 3 Sweet as home to pilgrims weary,
Light to newly opened eyes, Flowing springs in deserts dreary, Is the rest the cross supplies :
All who taste it, Shall to rest immortal rise. 4 Blessed are the eyes that see Him;
Blest the ears that hear His voice; Blessed are the souls that trust Him, And in Him alone rejoice;
His commandments Then become their happy choice. 5 But to sing the rest of glory,
Mortal tongues far short must fall; Tongues celestial strive to reach it, But it soars beyond them all;
Faith, and ope, and Love desireit, But it overwhelms them all.
347 Let your soul delight itself in
LET every mortal ear, attend,
; The trumpet of the gospel sounds
With an inviting voice.
That feed upon the wind,
To fill an empty mind.
A soul-reviving feast:
The rich provision tastē.
And pinē away and die; Here you may quench your raging thirst
With springs that never dry.