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And now, before his father God,
And justice arm’d with frowns appears;
Sweet mercy smiles, and all is peace. 3. Hence then ye black, despairing thoughts,
Above our fears, above our faults,
And guilt recedes, and terror dies. 4. In every dark, distressful hour,
When sin and Satan join their power:
That Jesus bears us on his heart.
On him our humble hopes depend :
· Hymn 95. c. M.
V Of our High-Priest above:
His bowels melt with love.
He knows our feeble frame; He knows what sore temptation's mean,
For he hath felt the same. 3. He in the days of feeble flesh.
Pour'd out strong cries and tears;, And in his measure feels afresh,
What ev'ry member bears.
But raise it to a flame;
Nor scorns the meanest name.
5. Then let our humble faith address
His mercy and his pow'r;
In the distressing hour.
Hymn 96. c. M. 1. T KNOW that my Redeemer lives.
1 And ever prays for me:
A pledge of liberty.
In all its depth and height,
And grasp the Infinite.
Of paradise possess’d,
And everlasting rest..
Hymn 97., P. M. 1, M LORY be to God on high,
U God whose glory fills the sky:: Peace on earth to man forgivin,
Man the well belov'd of heav'n.
Thee we now presume to sing;
Glorious all and numberless. 3. Hail ! by all thy works ador'd; Hail! thou everlasting Lord; Thee with thankful hearts we prove, Lord of pow'r and God of love! 4. Christ, our Lord and God we own;,
Christ, the Father's only Son;
Lamb of God for sinners slain, • Saviour of offending man, .
5. Bow thine ear, in mercy bow,
Take, O take our sins away. 6. Pow'rful Advocate with God,
Justify us by thy blood!
Hymn 98. P. .
In my behalf appears.
For me to intercede;
His precious blood to plead;
Receiv'd on Calvary: They pour effectual pray'rs,
They strongly speak for me:
His dear anointed One;
The presence of his Son:
. 5. My God is reconcild, . His pard’ning voice I hear; . He owns me for his child,
I can no longer fear. · With confidence I now draw nigh, And Father, Abba Father! cry.
Hymn 99, P. M.
J Offer'd his blood and died ;
Before the throne.
For my defence on high;
Not all that hell
Hymn 100. L. M.
O’er all their sins divinely rolls.
'Tis Christ that suffer'd in their stead ; And the salvation to fulfil,
Behold him rising from the dead. 3. He lives! he lives! and sits above,
Forever interceding there :
'Who shall divide us from his love,
Or what should tempt us to despair ?
Famine, or sword, or nakedness?
And makes us more than conqu’rors too.
It triumphs in the dying hour;
III. INFLUENCES OF THE SPIRIT OF
Hymn 101, P. u.
Thy foolness and thy truth we prove ;
The spirit of life, and power, and love ;
For which thy word and oath were join'd;
Is now pour'd out on all mankind.
To claim, and then the grace impart :