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2 Objects of everlasting love

Before the days of yore;
Design'd thine endless grace to prove,

When time shall be no more.
3 Thy mercy's streams for ever flow,

I'he wilderness along;
From strength to strength thy people go,

And thou their joy and song. 4 Beneath them everlasting arms!

By thee, securely led,
In peace they rest from all alarms,

Nor death nor torment dread. 5 Kept by thy power through faith we see,

The great salvation near;
Nor can we, Lord, ungrateful be,

Since we thy goodness fear.

385. Salvation by Grace. C.M. Not by works of righteousness which we have done,

but according to his mercy he saved us, by the washing of regeneration and renewing of the Holy Ghost; which he shed on us abundantly through Jesus Christ our Saviour; that being justified by his grace, we should be made heirs according to the hope of eternal life.—Tit. iii. 5 to 7. 1 LORD, we confess our num’rous faults;

How great our guilt has been ; Foolish and vain were all our thoughts,

And all our lives were sin.

2 But, O my soul, for ever praise,

For ever love his name,
Who turns thy feet from dang’rous ways,

Of folly, sin, and shame.
3 "Tis not by works of righteousness,

Which our own hands have done;
But we are sav'd by sov'reign grace,

Abounding through his Šon. 4 'Tis from the mercy of our God

That all our hopes begin;
'Tis by the water and the blood

Our souls are wash'd from sin.
[5 "Tis through the purchase of his death,

Who hung upon the tree,
The Spirit is sent down to breathe

On such dry bones as we.]
6 Rais'd from the dead we live anew :

And justify'd by grace,
We shall appear in glory too,

And see our Father's face.

386. Salvation by Grace. C.M. I will greatly rejoice in the Lord, my soul shall be

joyful in my God; for he hath clothed me with the garments of salvation, he hath covered me with the

robe of righteousness.—Isaiah lxi. 10.
1 AWAKE, my heart-arise, my tongue,

Prepare a tuneful voice:
In God, the life of all my joys,

Aloud will I rejoice,

2 'Tis he adorn'd my naked soul,

And made salvation mine;
And in a poor polluted worm
He makes his

graces shine. 3 And, lest the shadow of a spot

Should on my soul be found,
He took the robe my Saviour wrought

And cast it all around.
4 The Spirit's fruit is faith, and love,

And hope, and every grace ;
But Christ by his obedience wrought

The robe of righteousness. 5 How well, my soul, art thou array'd

By the most Holy Three!
In sweetest harmony of praise

Let all thy powers agree.

1

387. Salvation by Grace. S.M. By grace ye are saved.—EPHESIANS ii. 5. Grace! 'tis a charming sound,

Harmonious to our ear ;
Heav'n with the echo shall resound,

And all the earth shall hear.

2

Grace first contriv'd a way

To save rebellious man,
And all the steps that grace display,
Which drew the wondrous plan.

3 Grace taught our wand'ring feet

To tread the heav'nly road,
And new supplies each hour we meet,

While pressing on to God.
4 Grace all the work shall crown

Thro' everlasting days;
It lays in heav'n the topmost stone,

And well deserves the praise. 388. Grace the source of every thing good in

the Believer. C.M. Thou hast wrought all our works in us.-ISAIAH

xxvi. 12.
1 FATHER, to thee my soul I lift,

On thee my hope depends,
Convinc'd that every perfect gift

From thee alone descends.
2 Mercy and grace are thine alone,

And power, and wisdom too; Without the Spirit of thy Son

We nothing good can do. 3 We cannot speak one gracious word,

One holy thought conceive, Unless in answer to our Lord,

Thyself the blessing give. 4 Thou all our works in us hast wrought;

Our good is all divine;
The praise of every holy thought

And righteous word is thine.

5 From thee, through Jesus, we receive

The power on thee to call;
In thee our God we move and live :

Thou art our all in all.

389. Salvation by Grace. C.M. By grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of

yourselves : it is the gift of God.-Eph. ii. 8. 1 Alas by nature how deprav'd

How prone to ev'ry ill!
Our lives to Satan how enslav'd,

How obstinate our will !

2 And can such sinneis be restor'd

Such rebels reconcil'd ?
Can
grace

itself the means afford
To make a foe a child ?

[3 Yes, grace has found the wondrous means

Which will effectual prove;
To cleanse us from our countless sins,

And teach our hearts to love.] 4 Jesus for sinners undertakes,

And died that we may live;
His blood a full atonement makes,

And cries aloud, “ Forgive.” 5 But God the Spirit must reveal

The Saviour's work and worth ;
Then the hard heart begins to feel

A new and heav'nly birth.

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