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O'er every fierce temptation bound,
3 But if from him I turn mine cye, And see the raging floods run high, And feel my fears within,
My focs so strong, my flesh so frail-
4 Lord, I my unbelief confess,
129. The Leper healed. S. M.
MAT. viii. 2 to 4.
BEHOLD the leper comes
2 'O speak the word,' he cries,
3 The Lord in mercy hears;
JESUS, to thee I look,
But thy Almighty grace
130. For the Atonement.
When we were yet without strength, in due time CHRIST died for the ungodly.-ROM. v. 6.
O THOU, who didst thy glory leave, Rebellious sinners to retrieve
From nature's deadly fall, If thou hast bought me with a price, My sins against me ne'er shall rise, For thou hast borne them all.
2 And wast thou punish'd in my stead? Didst thou without the city bleed,
To expiate my stain?
On earth iny Gon vouchsaf'd to dwell,
3 Behold him for transgressors given!
4 Ye saints, the man of sorrows bless,
Praise, till, with all the ransom'd throng,
131. For Deliverance from Sin. 8-7-4.
If the Son shall make you free, ye shall be free indeed.--JOHN viii. 36.
GRACIOUS Lord, my heart is fixed,
Thou hast set the pris'ner free.
2 Lute and harp, awaké to praise him! All my pow'rs your tribute bring: Tho' no praise can higher raise him (What can higher raise our King?) Were 1 silent,
E'en the stones would rise and sing.
While he waves his banner o'er me,
I shall live because he lives.
5 When the world would bid me leave Telling me of shame and loss: [thee, SAVIOUR, guard me lest I grieve thee, Lest I cease to love thy cross:
This is treasure:
All things else I'd count but dross.
132. For his Excellency. L. M.
How great is his goodness and how great is his beauty!ZECH. ix. 17.
GO, worship at IMMANUEL's feet,
Earth is too narrow to express
2 The whole creation can afford
3 Is he compar'd to Wine or Bread? Lord, may my soul with thee be fed; That flesh, that dying blood of thine, Is bread of life, is heavenly wine.
4 Is he a Tree? The world receives Salvation from his healing leaves; That righteous branch, that fruitful bough,
Is David's root and offspring too.
5 Is he a Rose? Not Sharon yields Such fragrancy, in all her fields: Or, if the Lily he assume,
The vallies bless the rich perfume.
6 IS CHRIST a Vine? His heavenly root Supplies the boughs with life and fruit: O let a lasting union join
My soul to CHRIST, the living vine!
a John vi. 35; Mat. xxvi. 27.
b Isaiah xi. 1; Rev. xxii. 2, 16. e Song of Solomon ii. 1.
d John xv. 1.