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6 Grant that 'mongst thy chosen people Thy work O prosper and defend,
Each may serve thee evermore, We're feeble but confide in thee; Foll'wing thee as thy disciple, Let thy true foll'wers to the end And in spirit thee adore,
Amidst oppression conqu’rors be.
609.* T. 22.
As long as Jesus Lord remains 608.*
Each day new rising glory gains, UNFATHOM'D wisdom ofour King! With his church militant below!
It was, it is, and will be so In stillness he collects his flock, Leads on, doth to perfection bring, 2 Our only stay is Jesus' grace, And ground it on himself, the Rock; In ev'ry time and ev'ry place; With little hurry, noise or show, And Jesus' blood-bought righteousness He safely guideth ev'ry soul; Remains his church's glorious dress. No more the blinded world can do,
3 All self-dependence is but vain, Than scorn and ridicule the whole.
Christ doth our Corner-stone remain, 2 Thy church, great Saviour, bought Our Rock, which will unshaken stay with blood,
When heav'n and earth are fed away, Despis'd of men, but dear to thee, Esteems thy cross a pleasant load,
4 The Spirit which anointed Christ,
By which th' apostles were baptiz’d, An easy yoke, thrice happy she !
Proceeding from the church's Head, When, bearing thy reproach below, She still partakes of thy free grace,
Is giv'n to us, and makes us glad. The
grace thou richly dost bestow, 5 That cause shall never suffer harm And which affliction's load outweighs. Which rests on Jesus' mighty arm:
What men can do, we need not fear, 3 Thou hast, with shepherd's faith.
No foe shall even touch a hair. fulness, Brought many souls to thy blest fold, 6 For these our God hath number'd Made them partakers of thy grace,
all, Amongst thy foll'wers them enrolld; Without his leave not one can fall; They yield thee pleasure and delight, If in the least he is so true, When they thy voice hear and obey,
What will he not in greater do? And while they in thy love unite, 7 He is and shall remain our Lord, Thou guid'st them thro' life's națrow Our confidence is in his word: way.
And, while our Jesus reigns above, 4 We humbly pray, support the weak, His church will more than conqu’ror Support thy children by thy grace; prove. Thou know'st for thee a-thirst we seek, Kind Master of thy chosen race! We know thy faithfulness and love, Thy mercy all our wants supplies;
.610. May spirit, soul and body prove CHURCH of Christ be glad, To thee a pleasing sacrifice.
Praise thy Lord and Head; 5 By thee protected, gracious Lord, Grounded on thy Saviour's merit, O may we ever live secure;
That thour't filled with his Spirit Led by thy Spirit, grace, and word, Is perceiv'd, and this Relying on thy cov’nant sure ;
Proyes that thou art his.
2 For the Lamb of God
5 O yes, nor would I change my lot Fixeth his abode
For all this world can give,
And only to thee cleave.
613.* T. 26. 3 All thy strength and life
REDEEMED souls, adore and praise From Christ's death derive,
Our merciful and gracious God, And proclaim his bitter passion For all the blessings he bestow'd, As the cause of man's salvation, For all the wonders of his
grace. Showing forth his praise
2 The Lord for us great things hath Till the end of days.
Our warmest thanks to him are due; T. 114.
We trace his goodness when 'we BRIDE of the Lamb, thou favor'd
[flock, His church, where he erects his throne. Thou fruit of Jesus'cross, dear cov'nant Securely buili on him th’ eternal Rock, 3 We humbly take what he'll bestow,
Who would refuse his boundless Rejoice in him, the God of thy salvation, Reap all the blessings he design'd for
O may his church in ev'ry place thee, Grow in his grace and knowledge 4 We all in spirit are agreed,
His blessed views more fully know. constantly.
To follow Jesus as his flock, 2 Thy glory be to all the world displayed, Toall mankind his dying love proclaim, And on the path of life proceed.
To build on him, our only Rock, Awake, put on thy strength, Jerusalem, And in thy beauteous garments be 5 And tho' a rugged path it be,
On which we oft with trials meet, arrayed, Break forth, extend thyself both far
And many dangers us beset; [share.
It leads to true felicity. That thousands still thy happiness may 6 The Father's garden here below
With patience must be watch'd in612. T. 14
deed ; HAIL, church of Christ, bought with For, as in nature 'tis, the seed his blood!
Must die before the plant can grow. The world I freely leave;
7 Here is our hand; us, Lord, assist Ye children of the living God,
To serve thee ʼmidst reproach and Me in your tents receive.
shame, 2 Bride of the Lamb, I'm one in heart And thy atonement to proclaim, With thee thro' boundless
Until we in thy presence rest.
T. 205 3 Closely I'll follow Christ with thee, RISE, exalt our Head and King; I'll go thy safest road;
Praise the Lord who ever lives! Thy people shall my people be, Glad we are his praise to sing; And thine shall be
He his people's praise receives, 4 And am I, Jesus, one of those On his pow'rful day they rise,
Who in thy fold have place ? Of’ring free will sacrifice; Who gather'd round th' erected cross His victorious triumph this, Enjoy redeeming grace ?
Since hell's host defeated is,
2 Ye who Jesus' death proclaim, The willing slaves of sin and death
Service yield to him with joy, We were, and enemies to thee; Praise with ev'ry breath his name, But, granting us a living faith,
Grace textol be your employ; Thou from the curse didst set us free. Grace supports us ev'ry day, 3 Is there a thing that warms the heart, Leads us in the narrow way ;
That stirs up gratitude and love, "Ţis thro' grace alone that we It is the grace thou dost impart, Can obtain the victory.
Thy blood, the pow'r of which we 3 Gracious Lord, may we believe, prove : Venture all on thy free
We sink astonish'd at thy feet,
grace, Boldly things not seen achieve,
Thy mercy's an unfathom'd sea, Trusting in thy promises;
How can we find expressions meet, Faith thy people's strong hold is,
Who but so lately loved thee ? Their employment daily this,
4 The word of Jesus' bloody sweat, To proceed on paths unknown,
Ofhis dire passion, wounds & death, Leaning on thy grace alone.
With pow'r our souls doth penetrate,
And quicken with life-giving breath: of Christ, thy all-atoning death
The pow'rs of hell this vanquishes, Is our life while here below;
This doth the church of Christ Strengthen thou our feeble faith,
maintain, Constantly thy aid bestow;
Tho' Satan to the threshold press, In thy mercy we confide,
Christ's blood won't let him entrance Safely to the end us guide ;
gain. Zion, if thy Head depart, Void of life and strength thou art,
5 Who in the Spirit's light can trace
The church of God, he must declare, 5 Lord thy body ne'er forsake, It is alone thro' Jesus' grace,
Ne'er thy congregation leave ; That she abiding fruit can bear : We to thee our refuge take, To him all honor doth pertain, Of thy fulness we receive:
Who by his blood made her his own, Ev'ry other help be gone,
Her choirs repeat in cheerful strain : Thou art our support alone,
“ The Lord for us great things hath For on thy supreme commands,
done." All the universe depends.
6 The church of Christ who views a. T. 166.
He sees a glorious master-piece, THY church, o Lamb of God, ap- And must with wonder and delight pears
Adore him, who the Author is : Before thee, fild with humble Her beauty plainly doth appear shame;
To those who have discerning eyes; Our eyes o'erflow with grateful tears,
Her songs delight the ravish'd ear With melted hearts we praise thy Of all
who know celestial joys. name,
7 She Christ, her faithful Shepherd, For the discoy'ries of thy grace,
knows, And proofs of all thy faithful care,
Attends to his instructive voice, Experienc'd in so various ways, Amidst adversity she grows, Of which each soul can witness bear.
In her election doth rejoice, 2 With thanks we call to mind the day Is by the Holy Spirit led :
On which the power of thy blood The blood of covenant maintains We felt, when chain'd by sin we lay, Her union with the Lord her Head,
As sinners dead and void of good; In whom she constant vict'ry gains,
For his grace,
616.* T. 155.
3 Of thee both far and near CHURCH of Christ, sing and rejoice, With joy and humble shame,
We gladly witness bear; Bring the Lord thro' all thy classes
To sinners ev'ry where Thanks and praises,
We publish in thy name, Glory, honor, might and pow'r,
That thy blood makes clean
From all guilt and sin.
4 O give us that good part,
A sanctified beart, Richly doth on us bestow.
Each needful gift and grace, 2 When we on his faithfulness, Dear Lord, to us impart; Love and mercy duly ponder, Form us unto thy praise; Lost in wonder,
Thro' thy aid may, we, We desire his name to praise; } Yield true joy to thee.
5 O Lamb, for sinners slain, Love and goodness never ceaseth,
For evermore remain, He the number still increaseth
Unto thy foll'wers nigh; Of the church in which he rules.
Let us thy aim attain, 3 Highly favor'd church, thou art Daily thy grace enjoy; Still beyond all contradiction,
Never from us move, 'Midst affliction;
Keep us in thy love.
618.* Therefore, may thy whole behavior
WHO can the love of Christ express Be an honor to thy Saviour,
To those who by his blood redeemed, Whose great mercy never ends. Are as the heirs of life esteemed ? 4 Tho' thou hast but little strength,
He owns them as his chosen race. Let thy faith be manifested,
2 With thanks before his throne appear, And attested
And praise his name, dear congreBy unfeigned love to him;
gation, Serve his name
For ev'ry proof and demonstration, With true zeal in ev'ry station, That you his favor'd people are. As his feeble congregation,
3 Weknow his boundless love and graces Which relies on his support,
Enjoy his goodness, care and favor,
He keeps his covenant for ever, 617.* T. 121.
Can aught exceed his faithfulness ? O LORD, thy church which now
4 O might this church of Christ always Sits at thy footstool low,
Be to the world a bright example, Adores and praises thee;
How by the Holy Ghost, a temple The worth she well doth know
May be constructed to his praise.
619. T. 155. All her happiness.
JESUS, slaughter'd Prince of life, 2 We in thy ways proceed, Thy remembrance ever raises Refresh'd and comforted;
Thanks and praises ; With us in mercy bear,
And thy love, when shed abroad,
Lamb of God,
Prompts us gather'd here before thee, Yea, at every step,
With abasement to adore thee Us protect and keep,
For thy suff'rings, wounds and blood. 2 To redeem us from the fall,
620. T. 79
THRICE happpy congregation,
Adore the suff’ring Lamb;
The cross endur'd, despis'd the
shame. 3 Since thou hast deliver'd us From the yoke of ev'ry stranger 2 It ne'er can be expressed And all danger,
In words, how thou art blessed ; In thee, Saviour of the lost!
Thy happy lot hold fast; Is our boast;
Thy ransom, 80 expensive, From thy all-sufficient merit
Is surely more extensive, We eternal life inherit,
Than barely to be sav'd at last. For thy blood hath paid the cost. 4 May thy ransom'd people, Lord,
3 O yes our grace-election, To thy inmost courts admitted,
By our kind Lord's direction,
Is of a nobler kind;
John's portion to inherit,
To be with Christ one spirit, Prize their glorious destination, Rightly acquainted with his mind. Yield to thee their ministration,
4 To learn how, with precision, And thy faithful foll'wers be.
In each state and condition, 5 Sanctify us for thyself,
To execute his will;
Be our heart's inclination
In body and in soul,
Till we to his full stature 6 Deep engrave it in our hearts, How by thee we are esteemed,
Are grown, and of his nature
Partakers are, throughout the whole. Why redeemed! Ev'n to practise in these days
6 A bow of grace, appearing Heaven's ways,
To the world, witness bearing 'Midst all poverty and weakness,
That God is well inclin'd; To grow up into thy likeness,
A light, whose radiation, And at judgment he thy praise.
From Christ's illumination 7 O lift up thy countenance
Deriv'd, may shine to all mankind. On thy church; in love remember Ev'ry member;
7 The Father's kind inspection, Might none, who would not be thine His blessing and protection, Enter in;
Be daily our support; May we all in thee believing, The holy Spirit's leading, Grace for grace from thee receiving, And Jesus' pow'rful pleading, Needful strength and suecor gain. Convey us through this world unhurt.