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6 Thus bought with blood and born again,

Redeem'd and sav'd by grace;
Rebels in God's own house obtain

A son's and daughter's place.

390. Man Honoured above Angels. L.M.

The angels which kept not their first estate, but left

their own habitation, he hath reserved in everlasting chains under darkness unto the judgment of the great day.-JUDE 6.

1 Now let us join with heart and tongues,

And emulate the angels' songs;
Yea, sinners may address their king
In

songs that angels cannot sing.

2 They praise the Lamb who once was

slain;

But we can add a higher strain;
Not only say, “ He suffer'd thus,
But that he suffer'd all for us.”

3 When angels by transgression fell,

Justice consign'd them all to hell ;
But
mercy

form’d a wondrous plan, To save and honour fallen man.

4 Jesus, who pass'd the angels by,

Assum'd our flesh to bleed and die;
And still he makes it his abode;
As man he fills the throne of God.

5 But ah! how faint our praises rise !

Sure, 'tis the wonder of the skies,
That we, who share his richest love,

So cold and unconcern'd should prove. 6 O glorious hour, it comes with speed ! When we,

from sin and darkness freed, Shall see the God who died for man, And praise him more than angels can.

391. Salvation by Grace. C.M. This is a faithful saying, and worthy of all accepta

tion, that CHRIST JEsus came into the world to save sinners; of whom I am chief.--1 Tim. i. 15.

1 The Gospel comes with welcome news

To sinners lost like me :
Their various schemes let others choose,

Saviour, I come to thee

2 Of merit now let others speak,

But nierit I have none;
I'm justify'd for Jesu's sake,

I'm sav'd by grace alone. 3 'Twas grace my wayward heart first won; 'Tis grace

that holds me fast; Grace will complete the work begun,

And save me to the last.

4 Then shall my soul, with rapture trace

What God hath done for me :

And celebrate redeeming grace,

Throughout eternity.

392. Salvation entirely of Grace. C.M.

That in the ages to come he might show the exceed

ing riches of his grace in his kindness towards us through Christ Jesus.—Eph. ii. 7.

1 AMAZING grace! (how sweet the sound)

That sav'd a wretch like me!
I once was lost, but now am found,

Was blind, but now I see. 2 "Twas grace that taught my heart to fear,

And grace my fears reliev'd;
How precious did that grace appear,

When first my soul believ'd ! 3 Through many a danger, toil, and snare,

I have already come; 'Tis grace has brought me safe thus far, And grace

will lead me home.
4 The Lord has promis'd good to me,

His word my hope secures;
He will my shield and portion be,

As long as life endures. 5 Yes, when this flesh and heart shall fail

And mortal life shall cease,
I shall possess, within the veil,

6 The earth shall soon dissolve like snow,

The sun forbear to shine;
But God, who call’d me here below,

Will be for ever mine.

393. Repentance at the Cross. C.M.

They shall look upon me whom they have pierced,

and they shall mourn for him.-ZECH. xii. 10. 1 Oh! if my soul was form’d for woe,

How would I vent my sighs !
Repentance should like rivers flow

From both my streaming eyes,

2 'Twas for my sins my dearest Lord

Hung on the cursed tree,
And groan'd away a dying life

For thee, my soul, for thee.

3 Oh! how I hate those lusts of mine,

That crucify'd my God;
Those sins that pierc'd his sacred flesh

And shed his precious blood.

4 Yes, my Redeemer, they shall die,

My heart has so decreed;
Nor will I spare the guilty things

That made my Saviour bleed.

THE

EXCELLENCY OF THE GOSPEL.

394. The Blessedness of the Gospel. s.M. How beautiful upon the mountains are the feet of him

that bringeth good tidings, that publisheth peace; that bringeth good tidings of good, that publisheth salvation; that saith unto Zion, Thy God reigneth ! -ISAIAH lii. 7. 1 How beauteous are their feet

Who stands on Zion's hill,
Who bring salvation on their tongues,

And words of peace reveal !
2 How charming is their voice !

How sweet the tidings are !
Zion, behold thy Saviour King,

He reigns and triumphs here." 3 How happy are our ears,

That hear the joyful sound,
Which kings and prophets waited for,

And sought but never found. [4 How blessed are our eyes,

That see this heav'nly light!
Prophets and kings desir'd it long,

But died without the sight.]
5 The watchmen join their voice,

And tuneful notes employ ;
Jerusalem breaks forth in songs,

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