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2 Such was Thy grace, that for our sake,
Thou didst from heaven come down,
In all our misery one,
Were borne on earth by Thee; The gall,the curse, thewrath,were Thine,
To set Thy members free. 4 Ascended now in glory bright,
Still one with us Thou art, Norlife, nor death, nor depth, nor height,
Thy saints and Thee can part. 5 Soon, soon shall come that glorious day,
When, seated on Thy throne, Thou shalt to wondering worlds display
That Thou with us art one.
THE CHRISTIAN LIFE:
C.M. 458 The greatest of these is charity.
1 Cor. 13, 13. 1 Where love inspires the breast;
, Love is the brightest of the train,
And strengthens all the rest. 2 Knowledge, alas! tis all in vain,
And all in vain our fear;
If love be absent there,
In swift obedience move;
But Satan cannot love.
When faith and hope shall cease;
In the sweet realms of bliss.
Or leave this dark abode,
To see our Father God.
C.M. 459 The glorious liberty of the chil
dren of God.. ?
ORD, I address Thy heavenly throne; Send down the Spirit of Thy Son
To form' my heart divine. 2 Not from the terrors of a slave
Thy children do Thy will; But, with the noblest powers they
have, Thy sweet commands fulfil, 3 Grace, like an uncorrupted seed,
Abides and reigns within; Immortal principles forbid
The sons of God to sin. They find access at every
hour To God within the veil; Hence they derive a quickening power
And joys that never fail
And hope to see His face!
C.M. 460 The Lord is my portion, saith eng soul. Lam, 3, 24.
, And search in vain for bliss; My soul is satisfied at home,
The Lord my portion is.
Rules heaven, and earth, and sea,
And give Himself to me.
His blood removes my fear;
His arm preserves me here.
His Spirit is my guide;
And all my wants supplied.
5 For Him I count as gain each loss,
Disgrace for Him renown:
C.M. 461 we love
Him becaure He first
us. 1 W
TE love Thee, Lord, yet not alone Showers down its rich and ceaseless On ocean and on land:
[gifts Tis not alone because Thy names
Of wisdom, power, and love,
The glorious skies above. 2 We love Thee, Lord, because when we
Had erred and gone astray, Thou didst recal our wandering souls
Into the heavenward way.
In sin and sorrow's night,
Of Thy benignant light.
Nor kept Thy holy will,
But gracious Father still:
Yet Thou hast not forgot; Because we have forsaken Thee,
Yet Thou forsakest not: 4 Because, O Lord, Thou lovedst us
With everlasting love; Because Thy Son
came down to die, That we might live above; Because, when we were heirs of wrath,
Thou gavest hopes of heaven:(sinned, Yes; much we love, who much have And much have been forgiven.
C.M. 462 The love of Christ constraineth us.
-- 2 . 1 Y God, I love Thee, not because Nor because they who love Thee not
Are lost eternally.
2 Thou, O my Jesus, Thou didst me
Upon the cross embrace; For me didst bear the nails and spear,
And manifold disgrace; 3 And griefs, and torments numberless,
And sweat of agony;
Who was Thine enemy.
Should I not love Thee well ?
Or of escaping hell:
Nor seeking a reward ;
O ever-loving Lord.
And in Thy praise will sing, Because Thou art my loving God, And my redeeming King.
8.8.6. 463 The love of Christ, which passeth
knowledge.-Eph. 3, 19, 10
LOVE divine, how sweet thou art !
When shall I find my willing heart All taken up by thee? I thirst, I faint, I die to prove The greatness of redeeming love,
The love of Christ to me! 2 Stronger His love than death and hell, Its riches are unsearchable:
The first-born sons of light Desire in vain its depths to see; They cannot reach the mystery, The length, and breadth,
and height. 3 God only knows the love of God: o that it now were shed abroad
In this poor stony heart
Be mine this better part !
Be this my happy choice:
My only care, delight, and bliss,
C.M. 464 The excellency of the knowledge
of Christ Jesus.-Phil. 3, 8. 10
TEACH us more of Thy blest ways,
Thou holy Lamb of God!
As those redeemed by blood. 2.0 tell us often of Thy love,
Of all Thy grief and pain;
From thence comes all our gain. 3 For this, O may we freely count
Whate'er we have but loss;
Compared with Thee, but dross.
8.7. 465 Hitherto hath the Lord helped us.
-1 Sam. 7, 12. 1 Tune my heart to sing Thy grace!
! Streams of mercy, never ceasing,
Call for songs of loudest praise.
Sung by ransomed hosts above:
Of my Lord's unchanging love! 2 Here I raise my Ebenezer,
Hither by Thy help I'm come;
Safely to arrive at home.
Wandering from the fold of God;
Interposed His precious blood. 3 Oh, to grace how great a debtor
Daily I'm constrained to be;
Bind my wandering heart to Thee!
Prone to leave the God I love: Take my heart-o take and seal it !
Seal it from Thy courts above,