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5 [Yet our Lord accepts our praises;
E'en the praise we offer here:
He on whom the Archangel gazes
With delight and holy fear,
Hears his people when they sing,
And accepts the praise they bring.]

6 Sing we then our SAVIOUR's praises : Sing the praise of him we love: When the Lord to heav'n shall raise us, Then we'll join with those above: Then, like them, unwearied sing, Glory, glory, to our King.

145 For the Excellency of his Name. C.M.

Sing praises unto his name; for it is pleasant. PSALM CXXXV. 3.

THE Saviour bears a precious name,
Of sacred pow'rs possess'd:

It takes away the sinner's shame,
And gives his conscience rest.

2 [No name on earth is half so great,
Howe'er extoll'd by fame;

Nor can celestial tongues repeat
A more exalted name.]

3 Sweet name! the sinner's blest relief, His med'cine, food, and joy! "Tis help in trouble, ease in grief, 'Tis gold without alloy.

4 JESUS, thy name to us is dear,
It saves us from our foes:
Arm'd with its pow'r, we need not fear,
Tho' earth and hell oppose.

5 In many painful conflicts past,

Thy name has brought us thro'; Nor wilt thou give up those at last, Whom thou hast sav'd till now.

6 We hope ere long to see thy face,
To join with those above;
And sing in yonder glorious place,
Thine" everlasting love.'

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146 For the Propitiation of our Sins.

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O Lord, I will praise thee: though thou wast angry with me, thine anger is turned away, and thou comfortedst me.-ISAIAH xii. 1.

I will praise thee every day,
Now thine anger's turu'd away!
Comfortable thoughts arise
From the bleeding sacrifice.

2 Here, in the fair gospel-field,
Wells of free salvation yield
Streams of life-a plenteous store;
And my soul shall thirst no more.
3 JESUS is become at length,

My salvation and my strength:
And his praises shall prolong,
While I live, my pleasant song.

4 Praise, ye, then, his glorious name, Publish his exalted fame;

Still his worth our praise exceeds ;
Excellent are all his deeds!

5 Raise again the joyful sound,
Let the nations roll it round!
Zion, shout, for this is he;
GOD, the SAVIOUR, dwells in thee.

147. For Redemption. C.M.

For ye know the grace of our Lord JESUS CHRIST, that though he was rich, yet for your sakes he became poor, that ye through his poverty might be rich.-2 COR. viii. 9.

PLUNG'D in a gulph of dark despair,
We wretched sinners lay,

Without one cheerful beam of hope,
Or spark of glimm'ring day.

2 With pitying eyes the Prince of Grace Beheld our helpless grief;

He saw, and (O amazing love!)
He came to our relief.

3 Down from the shining seats above
With joyful haste he fled;
Enter'd the grave in mortal flesh,
And dwelt among the dead.

4 Oh! for this love, let rocks and hills
Their lasting silence break;
And all harmonious human tongues
The SAVIOUR'S praises speak.

5 Angels assist our mighty joys,
Strike all your harps of gold;
But, when you raise your highest notes,
His love can ne'er be told.

148. For Redemption. 7s.

In his love, and in his pity, he redeemed them.-ISAIAH lxiii. 9.

NOW begin the heavenly theme,
Sing aloud the SAVIOUR'S name;
Ye, who JESU's kindness prove,
Triumph in-Redeeming Love.
2 Ye, who see the Father's grace
Beaming in IMMANUEL's face,
As to Canaan on ye move,
Praise and bless-Redeeming Love.
3 Mourning souls, dry up your tears,
Banish all your guilty fears;
See your guilt and sin remove,
Cancell❜d by-Redeeming Love.
4 Ye, alas! who long have been
Willing slaves of death and sin,
Now from bliss no longer rove,
Stop and taste-Redeeming Love.

5 Welcome, all by sin opprest,
Welcome all to JESUS CHRIST;
Nothing brought him from above,
Nothing but Redeeming Love.

6 Hither then your music bring,
Strike aloud each joyful string;
Mortals join the hosts above,
Join to praise-Redeeming Love.

149. For Redemption. C.M.

Then the eyes of the blind shall be opened, and the ears of the deaf shall be unstopped; Then shall the lame man leap as an hart, and the tongue of the dumb sing; for in the wilderness shall waters break out, streams in the desert.-ISAIAH xxxv. 5, 6.

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O FOR a thousand tongues to sing
My dear Redeemer's praise;
The glories of my GoD and King;
The triumphs of his grace!

2 My gracious Master and my God,
Assist me to proclaim,

To spread through all the earth abroad,
The honours of thy name.

3 JESUS subdues the pow'r of sin,
And sets the prisoners free;

His blood can make the foulest clean;
May it avail for me!

4 He speaks, and list'ning to his voice,
New life the dead receive;
The mournful, broken hearts rejoice,
The humble poor believe.

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