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Sing of his dying love;
Sing of his rising power;
Sing how he intercedes above
For those, whose sins he bore.

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Sing on your heavenly way,
Ye ransom'd sinners, sing;
Sing on, rejoicing every day
In CHRIST, the eternal King.

Soon shall we hear him say "Ye blessed children, come:" 'Soon will he call us hence away, And take his pilgrims home.

Soon shall our raptur'd tongue His endless praise proclaim; And sweeter voices swell the song Of Moses and the Lamb.

160. 2.

For Salvation. C.M.

The Son of Man came not to be ministered unto, but to minister, and to give his life a ransom for many.MATTHEW Xx. 28.

SAVIOUR of men, and Lord of love,
How sweet thy gracious name!
With joy that errand we review,
On which thy mercy came.

2 While all thy own angelic bands
Stood waiting on the wing,
Charm'd with the honour to obey
Their great eternal King;

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3 For us, mean, wretched, sinful men,
Thou laidst that glory by ;-
First, in our mortal flesh, to serve ;
Then, in that flesh, to die.

4 Bought with thy service and thy blood,
We doubly, Lord, are thine;
To thee our lives we would devote,
To thee our death resign.

161. For Salvation. S.M.

I will sing aloud of thy mercy.-Psalm lix. 16.

COME, saints, and let us sing
Of CHRIST Our risen Lord,
Of CHRIST, the everlasting King,
Of CHRIST, the incarnate Word.

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On this delightful theme
The angels love to dwell:-
How glorious should the subject seem
To sinners sav'd from hell!

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3 Ah! can we sing too-loud,
Whom God hath deign'd to call?
To other gods we lately bow'd,
But he has pardon'd all!

4 Hail, mighty SAVIOUR, hail!
Whose power we daily prove:
Till heart and flesh together fail,
We'll sing thy matchless love!

162. For Salvation.

L.M.

Serve the Lord with gladness; come before his presence with singing.-PSALM C. 2. |

NOW raise a solemn cheerful strain, The noblest, sweetest theme invites ; 'Tis he who bore our sin and pain, And in our welfare now delights. 2 'Tis JESUS the eternal" Word," The praise of all the hosts above; Who reigns the universal Lord; The GoD of everlasting love.

3 'Tis JESUS in the form of man,
And lower than the angels made,
To execute the gracious plan
In God's eternal purpose laid.

4 'Tis JESUS hanging on the cross, (Mysterious spectacle of woe), For whom we count the world but loss, And freely part with all below.

5 'Tis JESUS ris'n from the dead,

And now in heav'n "both CHRIST and
Lord,"

His people's advocate and head;
Their joy, their crown, their " great
reward."

6 Ah! Lord, how feeble is our song! How much below thy matchless love; But by thy grace we hope, 'ere long, To raise a nobler strain above.

163 For Salvation.

L. M.

Unto him that loved us, and washed us from our sins in his own blood, and hath made us Kings and Priests unto GOD and his Father; to him be glory and dominion for ever and ever.-REV. i. 5, 6.

HOW pleasant is the sound of praise! It well becomes the saints of GOD: Should they refuse their songs to raise, The stones might tell their shame abroad. 2 For him who wash'd you in his blood, Ye saints, your loudest songs prepare: He sought you wand'ring far from GOD, And now preserves you by his care.

3 Tho' angels may with rapture see,
How mercy flows in streams of blood,
It is not theirs to prove, as we,
The cleansing virtue of this flood.

4 While angels praise the heav'nly King, And worship him as God alone, The saints with exultation sing

"He wears our nature on the throne."

5 [Sweet truth! it yields unceasing cause
Of wonder and of praise above;
That man, who once accursed was,
Should be the object of such love.]

6 Great King of Angels and of Saints! (Whose matchless glories far outshine What eye beholds or fancy paints), Let everlasting praise be thine!

164. For Salvation. C. M.

Unto you therefore which believe he is precious.-1 PET. ii. 7.

WE'LL sing of CHRIST, no matter who
Should disapprove the theme:
When he is precious in our view,
We can't but sing of him.

2 And he is precious in the sight Of all who know his voice: 'Twas he who brought them to the light, And taught them to rejoice.

3 'Tis he who cheers them by his smile, And guards them by his pow'r; Who keeps them safe from force and In ev'ry trying hour. [guile,

4 'Tis he who will conduct them home, Beyond the reach of ill:

Where all the ransom'd people come;
Where saints for ever dwell.

5 Let glory wreath his blessed head,

Who once was crown'd with thorns; Whose blood upon the cross was shed;

Whom man reviles and scorns.

6 And let his people make their boast
Of him, and him alone,

Who came from heav'n to save the lost;
The praise be his alone,

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