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179. Love to Christ. L. M.
Neither is there salvation in any other for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved.-ACTs iv. 12.
THERE'S not a name beneath the skies,
Nor is there one in heav'n above,
But that of JESUS can suffice,
The sinner's burden to remove.
2 Sweet name! whence once its virtue's known,
How weak all other helps appear!
The sinner trusts to it alone,
And finds a sure salvation there:
3 ['Twas long before I knew this truth, And learn'd to trust the SAVIOUR'S In vanity I spent my youth: [name, The thought now fills my heart with shame.
4 But since I've known the life and pow'r, With which his name is richly stor❜d; The world can keep my heart no more, Nor can its joys content afford.]
5 The things I once esteem'd the most,
I now account as worthless dross;
JESUS! thy name is all my boast,
For thee the world appears but loss.
6 Lord, grant me boldness to proclaim,
(Unmov'd by any fear but thine,)
The saving virtues of thy name,
And show its influence divine.
7 Nor let its savour be confin'd!
Through ev'ry region let it spread!
Impart its blessings to mankind!
And by its pow'r revive the dead.
GOD is love; and he that dwelleth in love dwelleth in
GOD, and GOD in him.-1 JOHN iv. 16.
LOVE divine, all love excelling,
Joy of heav'n to earth come down,
Fix in us thy humble dwelling,
All thy faithful mercies crown.
JESUS! thou art all compassion,
Pure, unbounded love thou art:
Visit us with thy salvation;
Enter every longing heart.
2 Breathe, O breathe thy gracious Spirit
Into every troubled breast;
Let us all in thee inherit,
Let us find thy promis'd rest.
Take away the love of sinning,
Alpha and Omega be;
End of faith as its beginning,
Set our hearts at liberty.
3 Finish, Lord, thy new creation;
Pure, unspotted, may we be!
Let us see our full salvation,
Perfect and secure in thee!
Chang'd from glory into glory,
Till in heav'n we take our place;
Till we cast our crowns before thee,
Lost in wonder, love, and praise!
181. Love. 8-6-8.
A new commandment I give unto you, that ye love one another; as I have loved you, that ye also love one another. By this shall all men know that ye are my disciples, if ye have love one to another.-JOHN xiii. 34, 35.
BEHOLD, how sweet and good a thing It is to dwell in peace!
How pleasing to our heav'nly King
This fruit of righteousness!
When brethren all in love agree,
How blest the joy of unity.
2 The holy oil on Aaron's head,*
Or dew on Hermon's hill,
Could no such heav'nly odours shed,
Or powers of life distil;
"Tis to his church by JESUS given,
An earnest and foretaste of heav'n.
3 In him when holy brethren join,
And follow after peace,
The hallow'd fellowship divine
He promises to bless;
His chiefest graces to bestow,
Where two or three thus meet below.
* Psalm cxxxiii. 1, 2.
4 JESUS, to us vouchsafe to give,
The blessing from above;
May all thy children henceforth live
United in thy love;
May peace, and love, and unity
Bind us for ever one in thee.
182. Love. 8-8-6.
And we have known and believed the love that GOD hath to us.-1 JOHN iv. 16.
O LOVE divine, how sweet thou art!
When shall 1 find my longing heart
All taken up by thee?
Grant me, O gracious Lord, to prove
The sweetness of redeeming love,
The love of CHRIST to me!
2 God only knows the love of God:
O that it now were shed abroad
In this poor stony heart!
Give me to "know the love" divine;
This heav'nly portion, Lord, be mine,
Be mine this better part!
3 0 that I could for ever sit,
With Mary, at the Master's feet;
Be this my happy choice!
My only care, delight, and bliss,
My joy, my heav'n on earth, be this,
To hear the Bridegroom's voice!
4 O that I may, with favour'd John, Recline my weary head upon
My dear REDEEMER's breast! From care, and sin, and sorrow free, Give me, O Lord, to find in thee My everlasting rest!
Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on thee; because he trusteth in thee. ISAIAH xxvi. 3. -O Lord, I am oppressed, undertake for me.-ISAIAH xxxviii. 14.
THOU friend of friendless sinners hear, And magnify thy grace divine; Pardon a worm that would draw near,
That would his heart to thee resign;
A worm, by self and sin opprest,
That pants to reach thy promis'd rest.
2 With holy fear, and rev'rend love,
I long to lie beneath thy throne;
I long in thee to live, and move,
And stay myself on thee alone:
Teach me to lean upon thy breast,
To find in thee the promis'd rest.
3 Take me, my SAVIOUR, as thine own,
And with thy Father plead my cause;
Be thou my portion, Lord, alone,
And bend me to obey thy laws; And with thy gracious presence blest, Give me to find thy promis'd rest.