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6 But Thy rich, Thy free redemption,

Dark through brightness all along, Thought is poor, and poor expression,

Who shall sing that awful song ? 6 Brightness of the Father's glory,

Shall Thy praise unutter'd lie?
Fly, my tongue, such guilty silence;

Sing the Lord who came to die. 260 Jude 24, 25.

S. M.

WATTS. 1 Tour Saviour and

our King, God the only Let all the saints below the skies

Their humble praises bring. 2 'Tis His almighty love,

His counsel and His care,
Preserves us safe from sin and death,

And every hurtful snare. 3 He will present our souls,

Unblemish'd and complete,
Before the glory of His face,

With joys divinely great. 4 Then all the chosen seed

Shall meet around the throne,
Shall bless the conduct of His grace,

And make His wonders known. 5 To our Redeemer God

Wisdom and power belongs,
Immortal crowns of majesty,

And everlasting songs. 261

Rev. xv. 3. S. M. HAMMOND. 1

A

Of Moses and the Lamb ;
Wake, every heart and every tongue,

To praise the Saviour's name.

2 Sing of His dying love;

Sing of His rising power ; Sing how He intercedes above,

For those whose sins He bore. 3 Ye pilgrims on the road

To Zion's city, sing;
Rejoice ye in the Lamb of God,

In Christ, th' Eternal King. 4 Soon shall we hear Him say,

Ye blessed children, come;
Soon will He call us hence away,

And take His wanderers home.
5 There shall each raptured tongue

His endless praise proclaim ;
And sing in sweeter notes the song

Of Moses and the Lamb.

262

Rev. vii. 9-12 C. M.

WATTS. 1

My tongue would bear her part,
Would sound aloud Thy saving love,

And sing Thy bleeding heart. 2 All glory to the dying Lamb,

And never-ceasing praise,
While angels live to know His name,

Or saints to feel His grace.

Matt. i. 21.

C. M.

C. WESLEY.

263 10

My great Redeemer's praise ;
The glories of my God and King,

The triumphs of His grace.
2 My gracious Master and my God,

Assist me to proclaim,-
To spread through all the earth abroad
The honours of Thy name.

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3 Jesus! the name that charms our fears,

That bids our sorrows cease : 'Tis music in the sinner's ears,

'Tis life, and health, and peace.
4 He breaks the power of reigning sin,

He sets the prisoner free;
His blood can make the foulest clean ;

His blood availed for me.
5 Look unto Him, ye nations; own

Your God, ye fallen race;
Look, and be saved by faith alone,

Be justified by grace.

264 Heb iv. 14–16. LORE

7.7.7.5. HEBER. 1 ORD of mercy and of might,

of mankind the life and light, Maker, Teacher, Infinite !

Jesus, hear and save!
2 Strong Creator, Saviour mild,

Humbled to a mortal child,
Captive, beaten, bound, reviled!

Jesus, hear and save!
3 Throned above celestial things,

Borne aloft on angels' wings,
Lord of lords, and King of kings!

Jesus, hear and save!
4 Soon to come to earth again,

Judge of angels and men!
Hear us now, and hear us then I

Jesus, hear and save!

265

Matt. viii. 25.

8.8.8.6.

Faithless fears our hearts are shaking, For our succour undertaking,

Lord and Saviour, help us.

2 Lo, the world from Thee rebelling,

Round Thy church in pride is swelling : With Thy word their madness quelling,

Lord and Saviour, help us. 3 On Thine own command relying,

We our onward task are plying;
Unto Thee for safety sighing,

Lord and Saviour, help us.
4 By Thy birth, Thy cross, and passion,

By Thy tears of deep compassion,
By Thy mighty intercession,

Lord and Saviour, help us.

HIS PRE-EXISTENCE 266 John 1. 1; 3; 14. L. M. Watts. 1 VRE the blue heavens were stretch'd ERE

abroad, From everlasting was the Word ; With God He was; the Word was God,

And must divinely be adored. 2 By His own power were all things made;

By Him supported all things stand
He is the whole creation's Head,

And angels fly at His command. 3 Ere sin was born, or Satan fell,

He led the host of morning stars :
Thy generation who can tell,

Or count the number of Thy years ? 4 But lo! He leaves those heavenly forms,

The Word descends and dwells in clay, That He may hold converse with worms, Cloth'd in such feeble flesh as they.

5 Mortals with joy beheld His face,

The Eternal Father's only Son;
How full of truth ! how full of grace!

When through His eyes the Godhead shone. 6 Archangels leave their high abode,

To learn new mysteries here, and tell
The love of our descending God,
The glories of Immanuel

267

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Prov. viii. S. M.

WATTS. 1 YHALL wisdom cry aloud,

And not her speech be heard ?
The voice of God's eternal word,

Deserves it no regard ? 2 I was His chief delight,

His everlasting Son,
Before the first of all His works,

Creation, was begun.
3 Before the flying clouds,

Before the solid land,
Before the fields, before the floods,

I dwelt at His right hand.
4 When He adorn'd the skies,

And built them, I was there,
To order when the sun should rise,

And marshal every star.
5 When He pour'd out the sea,

And spread the flowing deep,
I gave the flood a firm decree

In its own bounds to keep. 6 Upon the empty air

The earth was balanced well;
With joy I saw the mansion where

The song of men should dwell.

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