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6 The Lord makes bare his arm,
Thro' all the earth abroad :
Their Saviour and their God.
395. The Excellency of the Gospel. s.m. The law of the Lord is perfect, converting the soul:
the testimony of the Lord is sure, making wise the simple.—Psalm xix. 7. 1 Behold the morning sun
Begins his glorious way;
And life and light convey.
It spreads diviner light;
And gives the blind their sight. 3 How perfect is thy word,
And all thy judgments just :
And men securely trust.
And I would fain obey;
To guide me, lest I stray. 5 Warn me of every sin,
Forgive my secret faults;
Whose crimes exceed my thoughts.
6 While with my heart and tongue
I spread thy praise abroad,
396. The Glory of Christ displayed in the
powerful effects produced by the Gospel.
My heart is indicting a good matter, &c.-Ps. xlv. I.
1 Now be my heart inspir’d to sing The glories of my Saviour-King, Jesus the Lord; how heav'nly fair
His form ! how bright his beauties are. 2 O'er all the sons of human race
He shines with a superior grace;
And blessings all his state compose.
Gird on the terror of thy sword,
With truth and meekness at thy side. 4 Thine anger like a pointed dart,
Shall pierce the foes of stubborn heart; Or words of mercy, kind and sweet,
Shall melt the rebels at thy feet. 5 Thy throne, O God, for ever stands, Grace is the sceptre in thy hands;
Thy laws and works are just and right,
6 Therefore thy God has richly shed
The oil of gladness on thy head;
397. The Blessedness of a Saving Knowledge
of the Gospel. C.M.
Blessed are the people that know the joyful sound:
they shall walk, O Lord, in the light of thy countenance. In thy name shall they rejoice all the day : and in thy righteousness shall they be exalted, &c. - Ps. Ixxxix. 15, 16, &c.
1 Blest are the souls that hear and know
The Gospel's joyful sound;
And light their steps surround.
Through their Redeemer's name; His righteousness exalts their hope,
Nor Satan dares condemn.
3 The Lord, our glory and defence,
Strength and salvation gives ! Israel, thy King for ever reigns,
Thy God for ever lives !
398. The Gospel worthy of all Acceptation.
This is a faithful saying, and worthy of all acceptation,
that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners.—1 Tim. i. 15. I Jesus, th' eternal Son of God,
Whom Seraphim obey,
And enters human clay.
A victim in our place.
In him salvation find :
His Spirit heals the mind.
His words are true and sure,
With universal joy;
Our tuneful powers employ! 6 "
Glory to God, who gave bis Son To bear our shame and pain ! Hence peace on earth, and grace to men
In endless blessings reign.”
INVITATIONS OF THE GOSPEL.
399. The Free Invitations of the Gospel.
The Spirit and the bride say, Come. And let him that heareth say, Come. And let him that is athirst
And whosoever will, let him take the water of life freely.—Rev. xxii. 17. 1 Ye careless, dying sinners, come! Jesus, the Lord, invites you home;
O whither can you go?
He'll wash you white as snow. 2 Backsliders, fill’d with your own ways, Whose weeping nights and wretched days
In bitterness are spent,
What you so much lament.
If faith will bear the test;
O trust him for the rest.]