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3 [When he came, he found us guilty; We had broken all his laws: When he look'd, he saw us filthy: All corrupt our nature was. Thus he saw our hopeless case: 'Twas a time to show his grace.
4 Yes, 'twas grace beyond all measure,
Of the Lord who thus forgave?
'Tis in thee our strength we have: Should'st thou let thy people go, They'd forget how much they owe. 6 From thy love let nothing sever;
Leave us not: but with thy strength
Till we see thy face at length:
301. A Soldier of Christ. 8-7-4.
He that overcometh shall inherit all things; and I will be this GOD, and he shall be my Son.-REV. xxi. 7. IF our warfare be laborious,
Soon the strife will reach a close: Rest is sweet, secure, and glorious, That from prosp'rous warfare flows: Doubly precious After labour is repose.
2 [Once our choice was peace inglorious; Then we yielded to our foes: Warfare now, howe'er laborious,
We thro' grace have learnt to choose.
Leading to secure repose,]
3 Are there many foes before us,
He himself is on our side.
GOD our SAVIOUR will provide.]
5 When thro' him we prove victorious,
302. Thirsting for God. LM.
My soul thirsteth for GOD, for the living GOD.-PSALM xlii. 2.
I THIRST, but not as once I did,
2 It was the sight of thy dear cross First wean'd my soul from earthly things;
And taught me to esteem as dross
5 For sure, of all the plants that share
303. Trusting in the Lord as his Refuge. C. M.
According to thy mercy remember thou me for thy goodness sake, O Lord.-PSALM XXV. 7.
OTHOU from whom all goodness flows, I lift my heart to thee:
In all my sorrows, conflicts, woes,
2 When on my mourning burden'd heart My sins lie heavily,
My pardon speak, new peace impart:
3 Temptations sore obstruct my way, And ills I cannot flee;
O give me strength, Lord, as my day; For good remember me.
4 If on my face, for thy dear name,
All hail reproach, and welcome shame!
5 The hour is near, consign'd to death,
304. Thankful. C.M.
What shall I render unto the Lord for all his benefits towards me? I will take the cup of salvation, and call upon the name of the Lord.-PSALM CXVI. 12, 13.
FOR mercies, countless as the sands,
2 Alas from such a heart as mine,.
3 Yet this acknowledgment I'll make
4 The best return for one like me,
5 I cannot serve him as I ought,