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Litchfield. Corinth 142
Pity and Condescension of Christ.
Dwell in that blissful sound!
And spreads delight around.
In rich effusion flow,
And doomed to endless wo.
3 Th'almighty Former of the skies,
Stoops to our vile abode;
And hail th' incarnate God.
Or bliss, a boundless store !
I cannot wish for more!
Beneath thy cross I fall;
My Saviour, and my all ! 143
C. M. Covington. Baldwin,
Of God's eternal Son;
He left his Father's throne.
Redeemed unhappy man,
"To life and God again.
We joyfully resign:
Brewer. Montgomery. 144
Safe trusting in Christ.
Thy head, my Saviour, and my Lord ;
And writ the blessings in thy word.
2 In vain the trembling conscience seeks
Some solid ground to rest upon ;
With deep despair-the spirit breaks,
Till we apply to Christ alone.
How wise and holy thy commands !
How firm our hope, our comfort stands ! 145
Is given by everlasting love,
No other name will God approve.
Nor from the heavenly way depart!
Direct my steps and rule my heart.
My safety dwells-and peace divine ,
78. Pleyel's Hymn. Edyficld. 146
Join to praise redeeming love. 147
88 & 78. Sicilian Hymn. Meaning SAVIOUR, source of every blessing,
Tune my heart to gratefiul lays;
Call for ceaseless songs of praise.
2 Teach me some melodious measure,
Sung by raptured saints above;
While I sing redeeming love.
Wandering from the fold of God;
Didst redeem me with thy blood.
Safe through life, thus far, I'm come;
88 & 78. Walpole. Greenville 148
Christ a Friend.
Well deserves the name of Friend;
Costly-free-and knows no end.
Could, or would have shed his blood ?-
Reconciled in him to God.
FRIEND OF SINNERS was his name,
He rejoices in the same.
Teach us, Lord, at length to love ;
Christ dwelling in his people.
Joy of heaven, to earth come down:
All thy faithful mercies crown:
Pure, unbounded love thou art;
Enter every trembling heart!
Let us all thy life receive !
Never more thy temples leave!
Thee we would be always blessing,
Serve thee as thy hosts above;
L. M. Uxbridge. Duke Street. 150
Christ's unchanging Love the safety of his people. WHO shall the Lord's elect condemn?
'Tis God that justifies their souls;
O'er all their sins divinely rolls.
'Tis Christ who suffered in their stead;
Behold hun rising from the dead !
Forever interceding there :
Or what shall tempt us to despair?
Nor powers on high-nor powers below,
Or wean our hearts from Christ our love. 151
S. M. Pentonville. Hudson.
Our Saviour, and our King,
Their humble praises bring.
His counsel and his care,
And every hurtful snare.
Unblemished and complete,
With joys divinely great.
Shall meet around the throne;
And make his wonders known. f 5 To our Redeemer God,
Wisdom with power belongs,
C. M. Colchester. St. Ann's
My Lord, my hope, my trust;
My soul can ne'er be lost.
The meanest of his sheep:
His hands securely keep.
His favorites from his breast;
C. M. Litchfield. Corinth. 153
Grateful Remembrance of Christ.
And owns the grateful tie;
To feel a friend is nigh,-
The gratitude we owe
And save from death and wo!
Those pangs he would not flee,
« Meet and remember me !"
thee !--thy death, thy shame Our sinful hearts to share ! O memory! leave no other name
But his recorded there!
C. M. Grafton. St. Austin's, 154
Godly Sorrow in View of the Sufferings of Christa
And did my Sovereign die ?
For such a worm as I?
He groaned upon the tree?