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393. Repentance at the Cross. C.M.
They shall look upon me whom they have pierced, and they shall mourn for him.-ZECH. xii. 10.
OH! if my soul was form'd for woe, How would I vent my sighs! Repentance should like rivers flow From both my streaming eyes.
2 'Twas for my sins my dearest LORD
3 Oh! how I hate those lusts of mine, That crucify'd my God;
Those sins that pierc'd his sacred flesh
4 Yes, my REDEEMER, they shall die,
EXCELLENCY OF THE GOSPEL.
394. The Blessedness of the Gospel. S.M.
How beautiful upon the mountains are the feet of him that bringeth good tidings, that publisheth peace; that bringeth good tidings of good, that publisheth salvation; that saith unto Zion, Thy GOD reigneth!—ISAI. lii. 7.
HOW beauteous are their feet
2 How charming is their voice!
3 How happy are our ears,
That hear the joyful sound,
4 [How blessed are our eyes,
That see this heav'nly light!
5 The watchmen join their voice,
The LORD makes bare his arm,
395. The Excellency of the Gospel. S.M.
The law of the LORD is perfect, converting the soul: the testimony of the LORD is sure, making wise the simple. PSALM Xix. 7.
BEHOLD the morning sun
3 How perfect is thy word!
But where the Gospel comes,
I hear thy word with love,
5 Warn me of every sin;
While with my heart and tongue I spread thy praise abroad, Accept the worship and the song, My SAVIOUR and my God!
396. The Glory of Christ displayed in the powerful effects produced by the Gospel. L.M.
My heart is indicting a good matter, &c.-PSALM xlv. 1.
2 O'er all the sons of human race
Dress thee in arms, most mighty LORD,
4 Thine anger like a pointed dart,
Shall pierce the foes of stubborn heart;
5 Thy throne, O God, for ever stands, Grace is the sceptre in thy hands;
Thy laws and works are just and right,
6 Therefore thy God has richly shed
397. The Blessedness of a Saving Knowledge of the Gospel. C.M.
Blessed is the people that know the joyful sound: they shall walk, O LORD, in the light of thy countenance. In thy name shall they rejoice all the day: and in thy righteousness shall they be exalted, &c. PSALM lxxxix. 15, 16, &c.
BLEST are the souls that hear and
The Gospel's joyful sound; [know Peace shall attend the paths they go,
And light their steps surround.
2 Their joy shall bear their spirits up, Through their REDEEMER'S Hame; His righteousness exalts their hope, Nor Satan dares condemn.
4 The LORD, our glory and defence,