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Father, source of all compassion,

Pure, unbounded grace is Thine: Hail, the God of our salvation,

Praise Him for His love divine. 2 For ten thousand blessings given,

For the hope of future joy, Sound His praise through earth and heaven,

Let His love your hearts employ; Joyfully on earth adore Him,

Till in heaven our song we raise ; There, enraptured, fall before Him,

Lost in wonder, love, and praise.

246 Psalm xl. 16. L. M. DODDRIDGE

1 NOD of salvation, we adore

U Thy saving love, Thy saving power;
And, to our utmost stretch of thought,

Hail the redemption Thou hast wrought. 2 We love the stroke that breaks our chain,

The sword by which our sins are slain :
And while abased in dust we bow,

We sing the grace that lays us low.
3 Perish each thought of human pride :

Let God alone be magnified :
His glory let the heavens resound,

Echoed from earth's remotest bound. 4 Saints, who His full salvation know,

Saints, who but taste it here below,
Join every angel's voice to raise
Continued, never-ending praise.
Psalm cxxxvi. 3–6; 23, 24. C. M.

WATTS. 1

How Thy wonders !
Known through the earth by thousand

signs,
By thousands through the skies.

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FATHER, how wide Thy glory shines,

2 But when we view Thy strange design

To save rebellious worms,
Where vengeance and compassion join

In their divinest forms:
3 Here the whole Deity is known,

Nor dares a creature guess
Which of the glories brightest shone,

The justice or the grace.
4 Now the full glories of the Lamb

Adorn the heavenly plains;
Bright angels learn Immanuel's naine,

And try their choicest strains. 6 O may I bear some humble part

In that immortal song!
Wonder and joy shall tune my heart,

And love command my tongue.

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And every labour of His hands

Shews something worthy of a God. 2 But in the grace that rescued man,

His brightest form of glory shines :
Here, on the cross, 'tis fairest drawn,

In precious blood and crimson lines. 30 the sweet wonders of that cross,

Where God the Saviour loved and died ! Her noblest life my spirit draws

From His dear wounds and bleeding side. 4 I would for ever speak His name,

In sounds to mortal ears unknown;
With angels join to praise the Lamb,
And worship at His Father's throne.

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above,

John 1. 14. C. M.

WATTS. 1

Invites His children near, While power, and truth, and boundless love

Display their glories here.
2 Here in Thy gospel's wondrous frame,

Fresh wisdom we pursue;
A thousand angels learn Thy name,

Beyond whate'er they knew.
3 Thy name is writ in fairest lines,

Thy wonders here we trace;
Wisdom through all the mystery shines,

And shines in Jesus' face.
4 The law its best obedience owes

To our incarnate God;
And Thy revenging justice shews

Its honours in His blood.
5 But still the lustre of Thy graco

Our warmer thoughts employs,
Gilds the whole scene with brighter rays,

And more exalts our joys.

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John iil. 16-18. L. M. WATTS. OT to condemn the sons of men,

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No weapons in His hands are seen,

No flaming sword nor thunder there, 2 Such was the pity of our God,

He loved the race of man so well,
He sent His Son to bear our load

Of sins, and save our souls from hell. 3 Sinners, believe the Saviour's word,

Trust in His mighty name and live;
A thousand joys His lips afford,
His hands a thousand blessings give.

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Col. i. 26.

113th M.

1

TE sing the deep mysterious plan,

:

At length disclos'd in all its light: We bless the wondrous birth of love, Which beams around us from above,

With grace so free, and hopes so bright. 2 Here has the wise, Eternal Mind In Christ, their common Head, conjoined

Gentiles and Jews, and earth and heaven: Through Him, from the great Father's

throne, Rivers of bliss come rolling down,

And endless peace and life are given.

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Tit. iii. 5, 6.

L. M. WATTS. to the power of God supreme

1

He saves from hell, we bless His name,
He calls our wandering feet to heaven.

2 Not for our duties or deserts,

But of His own abounding grace,
He works salvation in our hearts,

And forms a people for His praise. 3 'Twas His own purpose that begun

To rescue rebels doomed to die;
He gave us grace in Christ His Son

Before He spread the starry sky. 4 Jesus the Lord appears at last,

And makes His Father's counsels known,
Declares the great transactions past,
And brings immortal blessings down.

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5 He dies, and in that dreadful night

Did all the powers of hell destroy ; Rising, He brought our heaven to light,

And took possession of the joy. 253 1 John iv. 19. D. C. M. I. A. E 1 ΓΕ

Because Thy bounteous hand, Showers down its rich and ceaseless gifts

On ocean and on land :
Because Thou bidst the Sun go forth

Rejoicing in his might,
And kindle earth to glowing life

And beauty, with his light:
2 Because Thou roll'st the orbs of light

Through trackless fields of space, And giv'st to each low creeping flower

Its fragrance and its grace:
Because in sunshine and in storm

Alike we see Thee near;
In summer gale and rushing wind,

Alike Thy voice we hear :
3 'Tis not aione because Thy names

Of wisdom, power, and love, Are written on the earth beneath,

The glorious skies above.
For these Thy gifts we praise Thee, Lord ;

Yet not for these alone,
The incense of Thy children's love

Arises to Thy throne.
4 We love Thee, Lord, because when we

Had err'd and gone astray,
Thou didst recall our wandering souls

Into the heavenward way.
When helpless, hopeless, we were lost

In sin and sorrow's night,
Thou didst send forth a guiding ray

Of Thy benignant light.

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