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91. The Way, Truth, and Life. L.M.

JESUS saith unto him, I am the way, and the truth, and

the life: no man cometh unto the Father but by me.— JOHN xiv. 6.

JESUS, my all, to heaven is gone,
He, whom I fix my hopes upou;
His track I see, and I'll pursue
The narrow way, till him I view.

2 The way the holy prophets went,
The road that leads from banishment,
The King's highway of holiness
I'll go, for all his paths are peace.
3 This is the way I long have sought,
And mourn'd, because I found it not,
My grief a burden long has been,
Because I could not cease from sin.

4 The more I strove against its pow'r,
I sinn'd and stumbled but the more;
Till Jesus did his grace display
Himself revealing as "the way."

5 Lo! glad I come, and thou, blest Lamb,
Shalt take me to thee, as I am:
Nothing but sin 1 thee can give,
Nothing but love shall I receive.

6 And henceforth I'll to sinners round
Proclaim the Saviour I have found,
I'll point to thy redeeming blood,
And say, "Behold the way to God."

92. The Way, Truth, and Life. 8—8—6.

Ye will not come to me, that ye might have life.-JOHN V. 40.

THERE is no path to heavenly bliss, Or solid joy, or lasting peace,

But CHRIST th' appointed road;
O may we tread the sacred way,
By faith rejoice, and praise and pray,
Till we sit down with God!

2 The types and shadows of the Word
Unite in CHRIST, the Man, the Lord,
The Saviour, just and true;
O may we all his word believe,
And all his promises receive,
And all his precepts do!

3 As he above for ever lives,
And life to dying sinners gives,
Eternal and divine,

O may his Spirit in me dwell!

Then sav'd from sin, and death, and hell,
Eternal life is mine.

93. Wisdom, &c. L. M.

But of him are ye in CHRIST JESUS, who of GOD is made unto us wisdom, and righteousness, and sanctification, and redemption.-I COR. i. 30.

BURY'D in shadows of the night,
We lie, till CHRIST restores the light;
"Wisdom" descends to heal the blind,
And chase the darkness of the mind.

2 Th' awaken'd soul is fill'd with fears, Till his atoning blood appears; Then we arise from deep distress, And sing "The Lord our Righteousness."

3 Our very frame is mix'd with sin, But JESU's Spirit makes us clean; Such virtues from his suff'rings flow, To "sanctify" and pardon too. 4 JESUS beholds where Satan reigns, Binding his slaves in heavy chains; He sets the pris'ners free, and breaks The iron bondage from our necks. 5 Poor helpless worms in thee possess Grace, wisdom, pow'r, and righteous


Thou art our mighty All, and we
Give our whole selves, O Lord, to thee.

94. Various. 8-7-7.

Turn not away the face of thine anointed.-PSALM cxxxii. 10.

JESUS is the Lord's anointed;
Come, eternal life to bring:
Lamb of GOD, to death appointed;
Israel's Prophet, Priest, and King;

Object of his people's trust::
GOD, and yet allied to dust.

2 This is he whom man despises;

He with whom the world contends:
'Till the light of beav'n arises;
Then its opposition ends :
What the sinner scorn'd before
Render'd wise, he scorus no more.

3 This is he, whom heav'n confesses,
"King of Kings, and Lord of Lords;"
They are blessed whom he blesses;
Sweet the joys his smile affords :
JESUS is the GOD of grace,
And 'tis heav'n to "see his face."

95. His Advent. C. M.

Behold he shall come, saith the Lord of Hosts.—MAL. iii. 1.

'HE comes! the Saviour full of grace!
By ancient prophets sung;
The smile of mercy in his face,
And truth upon his tongue.

2 In him the world no beauty sees,
"No form nor comeliness,"
Rejected and despised he is,
And plung'd in deep distress.

3 But there's a people taught by grace, To know his matchless worth;

They own him though accounted base,
And show his praises forth.

4 They own him as the Lord of all,
Their Saviour and their GoD;
Before his feet they prostrate fall,
The purchase of his blood!

5 To him who bore the sinner's shame,
Be endless glory giv'n,
Immortal honours crown his name,
The Lord of earth and heav'n!

96. His Advent. 7s.

And the Angel said unto them, Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people. For unto you is born this day, in the city of David, a Saviour, which is CHRIST the Lord. LUKE ii. 10, 11.

SWEETER sounds than music knows
Charm me in IMMANUEL'S name;
All her hopes my spirit owes

To his birth, and cross, and shame.

2 When he came the angels sung "Glory be to GOD on high;' Lord, unloose my stamm'ring tongue; Who should louder sing than I?

3 Did the Lord a man become

That he might the law fulfil,
Bleed and suffer in my room? vnt}
And caust thou, my tongue, be still?

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