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3 He died that we might be forgiven,

He died to make us good,
That we might go at last to heaven,

Saved by His precious Blood.

4 There was no other good enough

To pay the price of sin, He only could unlock the gate

Of heaven, and let us in.

5 Oh, dearly, dearly has He loved !

And we must love Him too,
And trust in His redeeming blood,
And try His works to do.

C. F. Alexander.

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LORD Jesus Christ, ,

My Savior blest.
My Hope and my Salvation !
I trust in Thee,
Deliver me
From misery;
Thy word's my consolation.

2 As Thou dost will,

Lead Thou me still,
That I may truly serve Thee;
My God, I pray
Teach me Thy way,
To my last day
In Thy true faith preserve me.

3 Most heartily

I trust in Thee,
Thy mercy fails me never.
Dear Lord, abide
My Helper tried,
Thou crucified,

From evil keep me ever.
4 Now henceforth must
I

put my trust
In Thee, O dearest Savior;
Thy comfort choice,
Thy word and voice
My heart rejoice,

Despite my ill behavior. 5 When sorrows rise,

My refuge lies
In Thy compassion tender;
Within Thine arm
Can naught alarm;
Kcep 1 ie from harm,

Be Thou my strong Defender. 6 I have Thy Word,

Christ Jesus, Lord,
Thou never wilt forsake me;
This will I plead
In time of need;
O help with speed,
When troubles overtake me!
7 Grant, Lord, we pray,

Thy grace each day,
That we Thy law revering,

May live with Thee,
And happy be
Eternally,
Before Thy throne appearing.

H. C. Sthen. H. R. Spaeth, Tr.

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"ROWN Him with many crowns,

The Lamb upon His throne;
Hark! how the heav'nly anthem drowns

All music but its own!
Awake, my soul, and sing

Of Him who died for thee;
And hail Him as thy matchless King

Through all eternity.

2 Crown Him the Son of God

Before the worlds began;
And ye, who tread where He hath trod,

Crown Him the Son of man;
Who every grief hath known

That wings the human breast,
And takes and bears them for His own,

That all in Him may rest.

3 Crown Him the Lord of Life,

Who triumphed o'er the grave, And rose victorious in the strife

For those He came to save. His glories now we sing

Who died and rose on high, Who died, eternal life to bring,

And lives that death may die.

4 Crown Him of lords the Lord,

Who over all doth reign, Who once on earth, th' Incarnate Word,

For ransomed sinners slain,
Now lives in realms of light,

Where saints with angels sing
Their songs before Him day and night,

Their God, Redeemer, King.

5 Crown Him the Lord of heaven,

Enthroned in worlds above;
Crown Him the King, to Whom is given

The wondrous name of Love.
Crown Him with many crowns,

As thrones before Him fall, Crown Him, ye kings, with many crowns, for He is King of all.

M. Bridges. G. Thring, Tr.

166

CHRIST, the Life of all the living,

Christ the Death of death our foe,
Who Thyself for us once giving

To the darkest depths of woe,
Madest reconciliation,
And idst save me from damnation;

Thousand, thousand thanks shall be,
Dearest Jesus, unto Thee.

2 Thou, ah! Thou hast taken on Thee

Bonds, and stripes, a cruel rod; Pain and scorn were heaped upon Thee,

O Thou sinless Son of God!

Thus didst Thou my soul deliver
From the bonds of sin forever.

Thousand, thousand thanks, etc. 3 Thou didst bear the smiting only

That my wounds might all be whole; Thou didst suffer, sad and lonely,

Rest to give my 'weary soul. Yea, the curse of God enduredst, Blessing thus to me securedst.

Thousand, thousand thanks, etc. 4 Heartless scoffers did surround Thee,

Treating Thee with cruel scorn; E’en with piercing thorns they crowned Thee;

All disgrace Thou, Lord, hast borne, That as Thine Thou mightest own me, And with heavenly glory crown me.

Thousand, thousand thanks, etc. 5 Thou didst suffer men to bruise Thee,

That from pain I might be free;
Falsely did Thy foes accuse Thee;

Thence I gain security:
Comfortless once Thou didst languish,
Me to comfort in my anguish.

Thousand, thousand thanks, etc. 6 Thou didst suffer great affliction,

And endure it patiently; Even death by crucifixion,

That Thou might'st atone for me; Thou didst choose to be tormented, That my doom should be prevented.

Thousand, thousand thanks, etc.

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