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7 Is he the Head? Each member lives, And owns the vital powers he gives; The saints below, and saints above Join'd by his Spirit and his love.


8 Is he a Fountain? There I bathe,
And heal the plague of Sin and death;
These waters all my soul renew,
And cleanse my spotted garments too.

9 is

he a Rock? How firm he proves! The Rock of ages never moves: And the sweet streams that from him Attend me all the desert through.[flow,

10 Is he a Door? I'll enter in ; Behold the pastures large and green, A paradise divinely fair;

None but the sheep have freedom there.


11 IS JESUS laid a Corner-stone,
To build our hopes of heaven upon
I'll make him my foundation too,
Nor fear the plots of hell below.



12 Is he a Star? He breaks the night, Piercing the shades with dawning light;

e 1 Corinthians xii. 27.

2 Sam. xxii. 2; 1 Cor. x. 4. il Peterii. 4 to 7.

f Zechariah xiii. 1.

John x. 9.
k Rev. xxii. 16.

I know his glories from afar,

I know the bright, the morning star.

13 Is he a Sun? His beams are grace, His course is joy and righteousness; Nations rejoice when he appears

To chase their clouds, and dry their


140 let me climb those higher skies, Where storms and darkness never rise! There he displays his powers abroad, And shines and reigns th' incarnate GOD.


15 Nor earth, nor seas, nor sun, nor stars,
Nor heaven his full resemblance bears;
His beauties we can never trace,
Till we behold him face to face.

133. For his Glory. 7s.

Without controversy great is the mystery of godliness:
GOD was manifest in the flesh.-1 TIMOTHY iii. 16.
LO, the infant SAVIOUR lies!
Angels call him only wise;

To his name they join the words-
"King of Kings, and Lord of Lords."

2 See, he stands at Pilate's bar! Most despis'd of all by far;

Still to him belong the words


King of Kings, and Lord of Lords."

7 Malachi iv. 2.


3 He who wears the crown of thorns,
He whom man reviles and scorns,
Claims exclusively the words-
"King of Kings, and Lord of Lords."
4 On the cross 'tis still the same;
Never does he yield his claim:

Clear his title to the words-
"King of Kings, and Lord of Lords.”

5 Past the conflict of his love;
See, he takes his place above!
On his vesture shine the words-
"King of Kings, and Lord of Lords.”
6 [0, ye bright seraphic choirs,
Strike anew your golden lyres!
While ye gaze, proclaim the words
"King of Kings, and Lord of Lords."

7 Join, ye saints, with heav'n agree;
Let the name of JESUS be,

Still united to the words-
"King of Kings, and Lord of Lords."]

134 For his Glory. 7s.

I have sworn by myself, the word is gone out of my mouth in righteousness, and shall not return, that unto me every knee shall bow, every tongue shall swear.— ISAIAH xlv. 23.

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JESUS, hail, thou great I AM!
High and holy is thy name;

Angel-harps resound thy praise;
Saints adore thy saving grace;
Every creature bows the knee,
Worshipping thy majesty!

2 Hail, thou everlasting Lord,
"God with us," incarnate Word!
Glory of thy church thou art,
Life and light of every heart.
Angels, saints, below, above
Join to praise thy boundless love.

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These are great and awful words;
'Tis to JESUS they belong:

Let his people raise their song.

2 Hark! how angels sound his praise ! Fill'd with transport, while they gaze: Glory, honour, praise, and pow'r, These are thine for evermore.

3 Crown him then whom angels sing; Crown him everlasting King!

JESUS fills the throne above,
JESUS is the God of love.

4 Holy, holy, holy, Lord!


Heav'n and earth thy name record:

Pow'r and praise to thee belong,
Lord, accept our feeble song.
5 [Rich in glory thou didst stoop;
This is now thy people's hope:
Thou wast poor, that they might be
Rich in glory, LORD, with thee.
6 When we think of love like this,
Joy and shame our hearts possess:
Joy, that thou could'st pity thus;
Shame, for such returns from us.]
7 Yet we hope the day to see,

When we shall from earth be free;
Borne aloft, to heav'n be brought,
There to praise thee as we ought.
8 While we still continue here,
May this hope our spirits cheer;
Till in heav'n thy face we see,
Teach us, LORD, to live to thee.

136. For his Greatness.-7-6-8.

PRAISE the Lord who reigns above,
And keeps his court below;
Praise the holy GoD of love,

And all his greatness show;
Praise him for his noble deeds,
O praise him for his mighty power;
Him from whom all good proceeds,
Let heaven and earth adore!

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