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2 Welcome as the water spring
Thou hast my succour been, In my utter helplessness,
Restrain me still from sin!
48. The Hiding Place of his People. L.M.
Thou art my hiding place; thou shalt preserve me from trouble; thou shalt compass me about with songs of deliverance.-PSALM XXXii. 7.
HAIL sov'reign love that first began, The scheme to rescue fallen man! Hail matchless, free, eternal grace, That gave my soul a hiding-place! 2 Against the GOD that rules the sky I fought with hand uplifted high; Despis'd his rich abounding grace, Too proud to seek a hiding-place. 3 Indignant justice stood in view, To Sinai's fi'ry mount I flew ;
But justice cried with frowning face, "This mountain is no hiding-place."
4 Vain ev'ry hope, until I heard,
5 Since then, tho' various tempests roll,
6 A few more fleeting years at most, Will land me safe on Canaan's coast; Where I shall see him face to face, JESUS, my glorious hiding-place.
49. High Priest.
Unto him that loved us, and washed us from our sins in his own blood, and hath made us Kings and Priests unto GOD and his father to him be glory and dominion for ever and ever. Amen. Behold he cometh with clouds; and every eye shall see him, and they also which pierced him: and all kindreds of the earth shall wail because of him.REV. i. 5 to 7.
NOW to the Lord, that makes us know
2 'Twas he that cleans'd our foulest sins, And wash'd us in his richest blood; "Tis he that makes us Priests and Kings, And brings us, rebels, near to GOD.
3 TO JESUS, our atoning Priest,' TO JESUS, our superior King, Be everlasting power confess'd, And every tongue his glory sing. 4 Behold! on flying clouds he comes, And every eye shall see him move; Though with our sins we pierc'd him
He'll then display his pard'ning love. 5 The unbelieving world shall wail, While we rejoice to see the day: Come, Lord! nor let thy promise fail, Nor let thy chariots long delay.
50. Lamb. C. M.
Worthy is the Lamb that was slain to receive power, and riches, and wisdom, and strength, and honour, and glory, and blessing.-REV. v. 12.
COME, let us join our cheerful songs
But all their joys are one.
2 "Worthy the Lamb that died," they cry, "To be exalted thus;"
"Worthy the Lamb," our lips reply, "For he was slain for us."
3 JESUS is worthy to receive
4 Let all that dwell above the sky,
60 may I bear some humble part
51. Lamb. S. M.
Neither by the blood of goats and calves, but by his own blood, he entered once into the holy place, having obtained eternal redemption for us.- -HEB. ix. 12.
NOT all the blood of beasts,
Could give the guilty conscience peace,
But CHRIST, the heavenly Lamb,
3 My faith would lay her hand
4 My soul looks back to see
Believing, we rejoice
To see the curse remove; We bless the Lamb with cheerful voice, And sing his bleeding love.
52. Lamb. L. M.
The love of CHRIST constraineth us; because we thus judge, that if one died for all, then were all dead: and that he died for all, that they which live should not henceforth live unto themselves, but unto him which died for them, and rose again.-2 COR. v. 14, 15.
O COME, thou wounded Lamb of God!
2 Take our poor hearts, and let them be For ever clos'd to all but thee; Seal thou our breasts, and let us wear That pledge of love for ever there. 3 How can it be, thou heavenly King,
That thou should'st man to glory bring! Make slaves the partners of thy throne, And give them an immortal crown! 4 Ab, Lord! enlarge our scanty thought, To know the wonders thou hast wrought;