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372. Grace Restoring and Preserving. L. M.

Thy right hand shall save me. The LORD will perfect that which concerneth me: thy mercy, O LORD, endureth for ever.-PSALM CXxxviii. 7, 8.

WITH all my pow'rs of heart and tongue I'll praise my Maker in my song: Angels shall hear the notes I raise, Approve the song, and join the praise. 2 I'll sing thy truth and mercy, LORD, I'll sing the wonders of thy word; Not all thy works and names below So much thy pow'r and glory show. 3 To GOD I cri'd when troubles rose; He heard me and subdu'd my foes; He did my rising fears controul, And strength diffus'd thro' all my soul. 4 Amidst a thousand snares I stand Upheld and guarded by thy hand; Thy words my fainting soul revive, And keep my dying faith alive.

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5 Grace will complete what grace begins, To save from sorrows, or from sins ; The work that wisdom undertakes, Eternal mercy ne'er forsakes.

373. Pardon and Sanctification through C.M.

Grace.

But now,

in CHRIST JESUS, ye who sometimes were far cff, are made nigh by the blood of CHRIST.-EPH. ii. 13.

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HOW sad our state by nature is!
Our sin how deep it stains!
And Satan binds our captive minds
Fast in his slavish chains.

2 But there's a voice of Sov'reign Grace,
Sounds from the sacred word;
Ho! ye despairing sinners, come,
And trust upon the LORD.

3 0 may we hear th' Almighty call, And run to this relief!

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We would believe thy promise, LORD ;
Oh help our unbelief!

4 To the blest fountain of thy blood,
Teach us, O LORD, to fly!

There may we wash our spotted souls
From sins of deepest dye!

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5 Stretch out thine arm, victorious King, Our reigning sins subdue:

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Beat Satan down beneath our feet,
And form our souls anew.

6 Poor, guilty, weak, and helpless worms, On thy kind arm we fall;

Be thou our strength and righteousness,
Our JESUS and our all!

374. Perseverance. 148th.

Being confident of this very thing, that he which hath begun a good work in you will perform it until the day of JESUS CHRIST.—PHIL. i. 6.

O MY distrustful heart,

How small thy faith appears,
But greater, LORD, thou art

Than all my doubts and fears:
Did JESUS once upon me shine?
Then JESUS is for ever mine.

2 Unchangeable his will,

Though dark may be my frame;
His love to me is still
Eternally the same:

My soul thro' many changes goes;
His love no variation knows.

3 Thou, LORD, wilt carry on,
And perfectly perform,
The work thou hast begun
In me a sinful worm:

'Midst all my fears, and sin, and woe, Thy Spirit will not let me go.

4 The bowels of thy grace,
To me did freely move:
I still shall see thy face,
And prove that God is love:
Helpless on thee myself I cast,
LORD, save, O save my soul at last.

375. Perseverance. S.M.

Now unto him that is able to keep you from falling, and to present you faultless before the presence of his glory, with exceeding joy to the only wise GOD our SAVIOUR be glory and majesty, dominion and power, both now and ever.-JUDE 24, 25.

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TO GOD the only wise,

Our SAVIOUR and our King, Let all the saints below the skies Their humble praises bring.!

'Tis his Almighty love,
His counsel and his care,

Preserves us safe from sin and death,
And ev'ry hurtful snare.

He will present our souls,
Unblemish'd and complete,
Before the glory of his face,
With joys divinely great.

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Then all the chosen seed
Shall meet around the throne,
Shall bless the guidance of his grace,
And make his wonders known,

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To our REDEEMER-GOD
Wisdom and pow'r belong ;
To him shall saints and angels raise
An everlasting song.

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376.

Perseverance.

C.M.

For ye are dead, and your life is hid with CHRIST in GOD. When CHRIST, who is our life, shall appear, then shall ye also appear with him in glory.-COL. iii. 3, 4. REJOICE, believer, in the LORD,

Who makes your cause his own; The hope, that's built upon his word, Can ne'er be overthrown.

2 Tho' many foes beset your road,
And feeble is your arm;

Your life is hid with CHRIST in GOD,
Beyond the reach of harm.

3 Weak as you are you shall not faint,
Or fainting shall not die:

JESUS, the strength of ev'ry saint,
Will aid you from on high.

4 Tho' sometimes unperceiv'd by sense,
Faith sees him alway near;
A guide, a glory, a defence;
Then what have you to fear?

5 As surely as he overcame,

And triumph'd once for you;
So surely you, that love his name,
Shall triumph in him too.

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