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3 And can no sov'reign balm be found?
Look up, O fainting soul, and live:
Life, health, and bliss, abundant flow; 'Tis only this dear sacred flood? Can ease thy pain and heal thy woe. 6 Sin throws in vain its pointed dart; For here a sov'reign cure is foundA cordial for the fainting heart, A balm for every painful wound.
64. The Portion of his People. C.M.
The Lord is my portion saith my soul; therefore will I hope in him.-LAM. iii. 24.
FROM pole to pole, let others roam,
2 JESUS, who on his glorious throne
3 His grace and mercy fix my love,
4 His word of promise is my food, .... I
Thus daily is my strength renew'd, ́ ́
5 For him, I count as gain each loss, Him, though despis'd, I'll own; Well may I glory in his cross, prepares my crown!
Precious to his People.
Unto you, therefore, which believe, he is precious.1 PETER i. 7.
JESUS, I love thy charming name,
'Tis music to my ear;
Fain would I sound it out so loud That earth and heav'n might hear.
2 Yes, thou art precious to my soul !
3 All my capacious powers can wish,
4 Thy grace shall dwell upon my heart,
5 I'll speak the honours of thy name
66. Precious to his People. C.M. And without controversy great is the mystery of godliness: GOD was manifest in the flesh, justified in the Spirit, seen of Angels, preached unto the Gentiles, believed on in the world, received up into glory.1 TIM. iii. 16.
MOST precious name of all above,
Jesus, who can resist thy love,
2 Tis thro' thy righteousness and death,
Are terrors to my mind.
4 But, if IMMANUEL's face appear,
5 Let others on their works rely,
67. Precious to his People.
C.M. Because of the savour of thy good ointments, thy name is as ointment poured forth.SONG of SOL. i. 3.
HOW sweet the name of JESUS sounds In a believer's ear!
It sooths his sorrows, heals his wounds, And drives away his fear.
2 It makes the wounded spirit whole,
3 Dear name! the rock on which I build ; My shield and hiding-place,
My never-failing treas'ry, fill'd
4 By thee my prayers acceptance gain, Although with sin defil'd;
Satan accuses me in vain,
5 JESUS! my Shepherd, Husband, Friend,
6 Weak is the effort of my heart,
68. Precious to his People. 7—6—8.
But God forbid that I should glory save in the cross of our LORD JESUS CHRIST, by whom the world is crucified unto me, and I unto the world.-GAL. vi. 14.
VAIN, delusive world adieu,
With all of creature good!
Who bought me with his blood;
I'd trample on thy wealth and pride;
2 Other knowledge is but vain,
3 [Here will I set up my rest; O may my wand'ring heart From the haven of his breast
No more henceforth depart ;