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Sing our SAVIOUR's worthy praise,
2 Ye are trav'lling home to GOD,
3 Oye banish'd seed, be glad!
CHRIST, our advocate is made! Us to save our flesh assumes, Brother to our souls becomes. 4 Shout, ye little flock and blest, You on JESU's throne shall rest; There your seat is now prepar'd, There your kingdom and reward.
5 Fear not, brethren, joyful stand On the borders of your land; JESUS CHRIST, your Father's Son, Bids you undismay'd go on.
6 Lord! obediently we'll go,
281. A Pilgrim and Stranger. L.M.
For here we have no continuing city, but we seek one to come.-HEB. xiii. 14.
"WE'VE no abiding city here"This may distress the worldling's mind, But should not cost the saint a tear, Who hopes a better rest to find. 2 ["We've no abiding city here"Sad truth were this to be our home: But let the thought our spirits cheer, "We seek a city yet to come."] 3 "We've no abiding city here"Then let us live as pilgrims do; Let not the world our rest appear; But let us rise from all below.
4 "We've no abiding city here"-
6 Thither our course with joy we bend, In hopes the sacred place to gain; Where toil, and pain, and sorrow end, And peace and love for ever reign.
282. A Pilgrim and Stranger. 8-8-6.
These all died in faith, not having received the promises, but having seen them afar off, and were persuaded of them, and embraced them, and confessed that they were strangers and pilgrims on the earth.-HEB. xi. 13.
HOW happy is the pilgrim's lot,
2 Nothing on earth I'd call my own:
3 There is my house and portion fair;
4 I come, thy servant, Lord! replies:
283 Freely Pardoned. C.M.
And not only so, but we also joy in GOD, through our LORD JESUS CHRIST, by whom we have now received the atonement.-ROM. v. 11.
TEN thousand talents once I ow'd,
2 Yet, since the Lord forgave my sin,
3 My guilt is cancell'd quite, I know,
But the vast debt of love I owe
4 The love I owe for sins forgiv❜n,
For present peace and promis'd heav'n,
5 [That love of thine, thou sinner's friend! (Witness thy bleeding heart!) My little all can ne'er extend To pay a thousandth part.
6 Nay more, the poor returns I make 1 first from thee obtain:
And 'tis of grace that thou wilt take Such poor returns again.]
7 "Tis well-it shall my glory be
To owe thee more and more.
284. Pressing on in the Christian Race. C.M.
I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of GOD in CHRIST JESUS.-PHIL. iii. 14.
AWAKE, my soul, stretch ev'ry nerve
2 A cloud of witnesses around
4 Blest SAVIOUR, introduc'd by thee,