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2 Nor gold nor gems could buy our peace;
Nor the whole world's collected store
Suffice to purchase our release!
A thousand worlds were all too poor.

3 [The LORD himself, the mighty God,
An all-sufficient ransom paid:
JESUS his own most precious blood
For vile rebellious traitors shed.]

4 The spotless, sin-atoning Lamb
Beneath avenging justice fell:
A sacrifice for sin became,
To rescue guilty souls from hell.

5 Amazing goodness! love divine!

O may our grateful hearts adore
The matchless grace; nor yield to sin,
Nor wear its cruel fetters more!

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6 JESUS, O may thy love pursue

The glorious work it has begun:
Each secret lurking foe subdue,
And let our hearts be thine alone.

383. Redemption. C.M.

But GOD commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, CHRIST died for us.-ROM. V. 8.

AND did the Holy and the Just,
The Sovereign of the skies,
Stoop down to

That guilty retchedness and dust,

worms might rise?

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2 Yes, the REDEEMER left his throne,
His radiant throne on high,
(Surprising mercy! love unknown!)
To suffer, bleed, and die.

3 [He took the dying sinner's place,
And suffer'd in his stead;
For man (O miracle of grace!)
For man the SAVIOUR bled !]

4 O LORD, what heavenly wonders dwell In thine atoning blood!

By this are sinners sav'd from hell,
And rebels brought to God!

5 JESUS, my soul adoring bends
To love, so full, so free:
And may I hope that love extends
It's saving power to me?

6 What glad returns then can I make For favours so divine?

My heart, O LORD, tho' worthless, take
And seal it wholly thine.

384. Salvation by Grace. C.M.

Fear the LORD and his goodness.-Hos. iii. 5.
COMPASS'D with mercies night and
Our joyful songs we raise; [day,
But who can thy rich grace display,
Or show forth all thy praise?

2 Objects of everlasting love
Before the days of yore;
Design'd thine endless grace to prove,
When time shall be no more!

3 Thy mercy's streams for ever flow, The wilderness along;

From strength to strength thy people
And thou their joy and song. [go,
4 Beneath them everlasting arms!
By thee, securely led,

In peace they rest from all alarms,
Nor death nor torment dread.

5 Kept by thy power through faith we see, The great salvation near;

Nor can we, LORD, ungrateful be,,
Since we thy goodness fear.

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385. Salvation by Grace.

C.M. Not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to his mercy he saved us, by the washing of regeneration and renewing of the Holy Ghost; which he shed on us abundantly through JESUS CHRIST our SAVIOUR; that being justified by his grace, we should be made heirs according to the hope of eternal life.TIT. iii. 5 to 7.

LORD, we confess our num'rous faults; How great our guilt has been ; bn Foolish and vain were all our thoughts, Rab And all our lives were sin.

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2 But, O my soul, for ever praise,
For ever love his name,
Who turns thy feet from dang'rous ways,
Of folly, sin, and shame.

3 'Tis not by works of righteousness, Which our own hands have done; But we are sav'd by sov'reign grace, Abounding through his Son.

4 'Tis from the mercy of our GOD
That all our hopes begin;
'Tis by the water and the blood
Our souls are wash'd from sin.

5 ['Tis through the purchase of his death,
Who hung upon the tree,
The Spirit is sent down to breathe
On such dry bones as we.]

6 Rais'd from the dead we live anew;
And justify'd by Grace,
We shall appear in glory too,
And see our Father's face.

386.

Salvation by Grace.

C.M.

I will greatly rejoice in the LORD, my soul shall be joyful in my GOD; for he hath clothed me with the garments of salvation, he hath covered me with the robe of righteousness.-ISAIAH Ixi. 10.

AWAKE, my heart, arise, my tongue,
Prepare a tuneful voice:

In GOD, the life of all my joys,
Aloud will I rejoice.

2 'Tis he adorn'd my naked soul,
And made salvation mine;
And in a poor polluted worm
He makes his graces shine.

3 And, lest the shadow of a spot
Should on my soul be found,
He took the robe my SAVIOUR wrought,
And cast it all around.

4 The Spirit's fruit is faith, and love,
And hope, and every grace;
But CHRIST by his obedience wrought
The robe of righteousness.

5 How well, my soul, art thou array'd By the most HOLY THREE!

In sweetest harmony of praise

Let all thy powers agree.

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387. Salvation by Grace. S. M.

By grace ye are saved.-EPH. ii. 5.

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GRACE! 'tis a charming sound,
Harmonious to our ear;

Heav'n with the echo shall resound,
And all the earth shall hear.

Grace first contriv'd a way
To save rebellious man,'
And all the steps that grace display,
Which drew the wondrous plan.

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