Imatges de pÓgina

mp 2 See where he languished on the cross!

Beneath our sins he groaned and died mf See where he sits to plead our cause,

By his almighty Father's side!
3 How shall we, pardoned rebels, show

How much we love our Saviour God?
Lord! here we'd banish every foe-

We hate the sins which cost thy blood. 191

C. M.

Mear. Irish.
PREPARE us, Lord ! to view thy cross,

Who all our griefs hast borne;
To look on thee, whom we have pierced-

To look on thee, and mourn.
2 While thus we mourn, we would rejoice,

And, as thy cross we see,
Let each exclaim, in faith and hope-
"The Saviour died for me!"

L. M.

Lowell. Effingham. 192

Hosanna to the Son of David.
WHAT are those soul-reviving strains,
Which echo thus from Salem's plains?
What anthems loud, and louder still,
So sweetly sound from Zion's hill?
2 Lo!' tis an infant chorus sings,
Hosanna to the King of kings:
The Saviour comes ! --and babes proclaim
Salvation, sent in Jesus' naine.
3 Nor these alone their voice shall raise,
For we will join this song of praise ;
Still Israel's children forward press
To hail the Lord their righteousness.
4 Messiah's name shall joy impart
Alike to Jew and Gentile heart :
He bled for us-he bled for you,
And we will sing hosanna too.
5 Proclaim hosannas loud and clear;

See David's Son and Lord appear! ff

All praise on earth to him be given,
And glory shout through highest heaven!

L. M. Alfreton. Duke Street 193

Christ the Redecmer and Judge.
NOW to the Lord, who makes us know
The wonders of his dying love,

Be humble honors paid below,

And strains of nobler praise above.
2 'Twas he, who cleansed our foulest sins,'

And washed us in his precious blood;
"Ţis he, who makes us priests and kings,

And brings us rebels near to God,
3 To Jesus, our atoning Priest,

To Jesus, our eternal King,
Be everlasting power confessed 3

Let every tongue his glory sing.
4 Behold, on flying clouds he comes,

And every eye shall see him move:
Though with our sins we pierced him once,

Now he displays his pardoning love.
5 The unbelieving world shall wail,

While we rejoice to see the day :
Come, Lord-nor let thy promise fail,
Nor let thy chariot long delay.

L. M.

Danven. Bath, 194

The Church rejoicing in her King.
JESUS, thou everlasting King,
Accept the tribute which we bring;
Accept the well-deserved renown,
And wear our praises as thy crown.
2 Let every act of worship be
Like our espousals, Lord, to thee;
Like that blest hour, when from above
We first received thy pledge of love.
3 The gladness of that happy day,
Our hearts would wish it long to stay ;
Nor let our faith forsake its hold,
Nor comforts sink-nor love grow cold.
4 Lçt every moment, as it flies,
Increase thy praise-improve our joys,
Till we are raised to sing thy name,

And taste the supper of the Lamb. 195

S. M.

Utica. Hudson.
NOT with our mortal eyes

Have we beheld the Lord;
Yet we rejoice to hear his name,

And love him in his word.

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2 On earth we want the sight

of our Redeemer's face;
Yet, Lord, our inmost thoughts delight

To dwell upon thy grace.
3 And when we feel thy love,

Diviner joys arise ;
On wings of faith we ssar above

To mansions in the skies.


L. M. Danvers. Nazareth 196

The Spirit enlightening and renewing.
ETERNAL Spirit! we confess
And sing the wonders of thy grace;
Thy power conveys our blessings down
From God the Father, and the Son.
2 Enlightened by thine heavenly ray,
Our shades and darkness turn to day;
Thine inward teachings make us know

Our danger and our refuge too.
f 3 Thy power and glory work within,

And break the chains of reigning sin;
Our wild, imperious lusts subdue,
And form our wretched hearts anew.
4 The troubled conscience knows thy voice,

Thy cheering words awake our joys;
> Thy words allay the stormy wind
And calm the surges of the mind.

S. M. Dover. Peatonville. 1997 The indwelling Influences of the Spirit.

'TIS God the Spirit leads

In paths before unknown;
The work to be performed is ours,

The strength is all his own.
2 Supported by his grace,

We still pursue our way;
And hope at last to reach the prize,

Secure in endless day.
3 'Tis he that works to will,

"Tis he that works to do;
His is the power by which we act,

His be the glory too.

L. M. Medway. Bath 198

Teachings of the Spirit.
COME, blessed Spirit, source of light,

Whose power and grace are uuconfined,
Dispel the glooiny shades of night,

The thicker darkness of the mind.
2 To mine illuinined eyes display

The glorious truth thy words reveal;
Cause me to run the heavenly way,

Make me delight to do thy will.
3 Thine inward teachings make me know

The mysteries of redeeming love,
The vanity of things below,

And excellence of things above.
4 While through this dubious maze 1 stray,

Spread, like the sun, thy beams abroad;
Oh show the dangers of the way,
And guide my feeble steps to God.

C. M.

Lutzen. Stephens 199

Regeneration by the Holy Spirit.
NOT all the outward forms on earth,

Nor rites that God has given,
Nor will of man, nor blood, nor birth,

Can raise a soul to heaven.
2 The sovereign will of God alone

Creates us heirs of grace;
Born in the image ot' his Son,

A new, peculiar race.
3 The Spirit, like some heavenly wind,

Blows on the sons of flesh,
New-models all the carnal mind,

And forins the man afresh.
4 Our quickened souls awake and rise

From their long sleep of death ;
On heavenly things we fix our eyes,

And praise employs our breath. 200

C. M. St. Martin's. Stamforda
LE'T songs of praises fill the sky!

Behold th' ascended Lord
Hends down his Spirit from on high,

And thus fulfils his word.

2 The Spirit, by his heavenly breath,

New life creates within:
He raises sinners from the death

Of trespasses and sin.
3 The things of Christ the Spirit takes,

And shows them unto men;
The humble soul his temple makes,

God's image stamps again.
Af 4 Come, Holy Spirit! from above,

With thy celestial fire;
Oh come with holy zeal and love
Each heart and tongue inspire!
L. M.

Duke Street 201

Descent of the Holy Spirit.
BLEST day! when our ascended Lord
Fulfilled his own prophetic word;
Sent down his Spirit, to inspire
His saints, baptized with holy tire.
2 While by his power these signs were wrought,
While divers tongues his wisdom taught,
His love one only subject gave-
That Jesus died the world to save!
3 Sure peace with God !--the joyful sound
Pours wide its sacred influence round;
Relenting foes his grace receive,
And humbled myriads hear and live !

S. M. Little Marlboro'. Haverhin 202

Influences of the Spirit implored.

[To renew and sanctify.) Aff COME, Holy Spirit, come,

With energy divine;
And on this poor benighted soul

With beams of mercy shine.
2 Oh ! melt this frozen heart;

This stubborn will subdue;
Each evil passion overcome,

And form me all anew.
3 Mine will the profit he,

But thine shall be the praise ;
And unto thee will I devote

The remnant of my days.

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