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2 He ransom'd me from hell with blood,
8 He cheers my heart, my want supplies,
4 But ah! my inmost spirit mourns,
To think of my perverse returns ;
5 Often my gracious Friend I grieve,
6 [He bids me always freely come,
But I am strait'ned, cold, and dumb,
7 [Before the world that hates his cause, My treacherous heart has throbb'd with shame :
Loth to forego the world's applause,
8 Sure, were I not most vile and base, I could not thus my friend requite; And were not he the God of grace, He'd frown and spurn me from his sight!
44. The Fulness of his People. C.M. And of his fulness have all we received, and grace for grace.-JOHN i, 16.
LORD, we adore thy boundless grace,
2 O wond'rous gift of love divine,
4 Here shall your ev'ry want receive
5 Lord, bring unwilling souls to thee,
45. The Giver of the Holy Spirit. 7—6—8
When the Comforter is come, whom I will send unto you from the Father, even the Spirit of truth, which proceedeth from the Father, he shall testify of me.JOHN XV. 26.
SAVIOUR, I thy word believe,
Now thy quick'ning Spirit give,
2 Blessed Comforter, come down,
And with me vouchsafe to dwell:
3" Whom the world cannot receive,"
SON OF GOD, I cease to live,
Unless I live to thee:
Make me choose the better part,
46. The Guide of his People. 8-7-4.
And he led them on safely.-PSALM lxxviii. 53.
SAVIOUR thro' the desert lead us :
Let thy presence
Cheer us all our journey through.
2 With a price thy love has bought us; (SAVIOUR What a love is thine!) Hitherto thy power has brought us; Power and love in thee combine. Lord of Glory:
Ever on thine Israel shine.
3 [Thro' a desert waste and cheerless, Tho' our destin'd journey lie; Render'd by thy presence fearless, We may ev'ry foe defy.
Nought shall move us,
While we see our SAVIOUR nigh.
4 When we halt (no track discovering,) Fearful lest we go astray;
O'er our path thy pillar hov'ring,
Thus we shall not miss our way.]
5 When we hunger thou wilt feed us; Mauna shall our camp surround: Faint and thirsty thou wilt heed us;
Streams shall from the rock abound;
What a SAVIOUR thou hast found;
6 [When our foes in arms assemble,
Led by thee, shall win the day.]
Then shall fill the promis'd land.
47. The Hiding place of his People. 7-6-8.
And a man shall be as an hiding place from the wind, an a covert from the tempest; as rivers of water in a dry place; as the shadow of a great rock in a weary land.ISAIAH Xxxii. 2.
To the haven of thy grace,