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Sing of his dying love;
Sing on your heavenly way,
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.
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,
2 While all thy own angelic bands
3 For us, mean, wretched, sinful men,
4 Bought with thy service and thy blood,
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I will sing aloud of thy mercy.-Psalm lix. 16.
COME, saints, and let us sing
On this delightful theme
3 Ah! can we sing too-loud,
4 Hail, mighty SAVIOUR, hail!
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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,
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
His people's advocate and head;
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.
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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,
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
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
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;
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
Who came from heav'n to save the lost;