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30. For his Word. C.M. Thou hast known the holy Scriptures, which are able

to make thee wise unto salvation through faith,
which is in Christ Jesus.--2 Tim. iii. 15.
1 Father of mercies, in thy word

What endless glory shines !
For ever be thy name ador'd

For these celestial lines.
2 Here springs of consolation rise,

To cheer the fainting mind :
And thirsty souls receive supplies,

And sweet refreshment find. 3 When guilt, and terror, pain, and grief,

United rend the heart,
Here sinners meet divine relief,

And cool the raging smart.
4 Here the Redeemer's welcome voice

Spreads heav'nly peace around;
And life, and everlasting joys

Attend the blissful sound.
5 Oh! may these heav'nly pages be

My ever dear delight!
And still new beauties may I see,

And still increasing light:
6 Divine instructor, gracious Lord,

Be thou for ever near;
Teach me to love thy sacred word,

And view my Saviour there.

SECTION II.

CHARACTERS OF CHRIST.

31. Advocate. C.M. Father, I will that they also, whom thou hast given

me, be with me where I am ; that they may behold my glory, which thou hast given me.--Jonn xvii. 24 1 AWAKE, sweet gratitude ! and sing

Th' ascended Saviour's love ;
Sing how he lives to carry on

His people's cause above.
2 With cries and tears, he offered up

His humble suit below;
But with authority he asks,

Enthron'd in glory now.
3 For all that come to God by him,

Salvation he demands;
Points to their names upon his breast,

And spreads his wounded hands. 4 His sweet atoning sacrifice

Gives sanction to his claim :-
“Father, I will that all my saints

Be with me where I am.” 5 Eternal life, at his request,

To every saint is given;
Safety below, and after death,

The plenitude of heaven.

32. All in all. C.M.
Christ is all, and in all.—Col. iii. 11.
1 COMPAR’D with Christ, in all beside

No comeliness I see;
The one-thing-needful, gracious Lord,

Is to be one with thee.
2 The knowledge of thy dying love

Into my soul convey :
Thyself bestow, for thee alone,

My all in all, I pray.
3 Less than thyself will not suffice

My comfort to restore ;
More than thyself I cannot crave,

And thou can'st give no more. 4 Lov'd of my God, for him again

With grateful love I'd burn;
Chosen of thee, ere time began,

I'd choose thee in return.
5 Whate'er consists not with thy love,

O teach me to resign :
I'm rich to all th’intents of bliss,
If, thou, O God, art mine.

33. All in all. 7s. Whom have I in heaven but thee? and there is none upon earth that I desire besides thee.-Ps. lxxiii. 25. 1 Jesu! meek, redeeming lamb,

Thine and only thine I am;
Take my body, spirit, soul,
Only thou possess the whole.

2 Thou my one thing needful be;

Let me ever cleave to thee,
Let me choose the better part,

Let me give thee all my heart. 3 Fairer than the sons of men,

Do not let me turn again ;
Leave the fountain-head of bliss,

Stoop to creature happiness!
4 Whom have I on earth below ?

Only thee I'd wish to know;
Whom have I in heav'n but thee?
Thou art all in all to me.

5 All my treasure is above,

All my riches is thy love.
Who the worth of love can tell ?
Infinite, unsearchable !

34. All in all. 113th.

In the time of trouble he shall hide me in his

pavilion ; in the secret of his tabernacle shall he hide me; he shall set me upon a rock.-PSALM xxvii. 5.

1 Why should I fear the darkest hour,

Or tremble at the tempest's pow'r ?

Jesus vouchsafes to be my tow'r. 2 Though hot the fight, why quit the field,

Why must I either flee or yield,
Since Jesus is my mighty shield ?

3 When creature-comforts fude and die,

Worldlings may weep, but why should I ?

Jesus still lives, and still is nigh. 4 Though all the flocks and herds were dead,

My soul a famine need not dread,

For Jesus is my living bread. 5 I know not what may soon betide,

Or how my wants shall be supplied ;

But Jesus knows, and will provide. 6 Though sin would fill me with distress,

The throne of grace I dare address,

For Jesus is my righteousness. 7 Though faint my pray’rs, and cold my love,

My steadfast hope shall not remove,

While Jesus intercedes above.
8 Against me earth and hell combine ;

But on my side is pow'r divine ;
Jesus is all, and he is mine.

35. All in all. P.M. Looking unto Jesus.—HEBREWS xii. 2. 1 LAMB of God, we fall before thee,

Humbly trusting in thy cross:
That alone be all our glory;

All things else we count but loss. 2 Thee we own a perfect Saviour,

Only source of all that's good :
Every grace and every favour

Comes to us through Jesu's blool.

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