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2 Begone, unworthy of my cares,
Ye flattering baits of sense!
The pearl of price immense.
Their boasted stores resign,
For leave to call thee mine.
of this dear gift possessed, I'd clasp it to my joyful heart,
And be for ever blessed.
Thy love is bliss divine;
C. M. 97.
Christ, our Support in Death.
Hath overpowering charms:
While in the Saviour's arms. 2 And while ye hear my heart-strings break,
How sweet the minutes roll !
L. M. 98. Christ, our Wisdom and our Righteousness. I BURIED in shadows of the night,
We lie, till Christ restores the light;
And chase the darkness of the mind.
And sing the Lord, our righteousness. 3 Jesus beholds where Satan reigns,
Binding his slaves in heavy chains:
4 Poor helpless worms in thee possess
Grace, wisdom, power, and righteousness:
S. M. 99.
All Things in Christ. 1 THOU very present Aid
In suffering and distress!
Is kept in perfect peace. 2 The sonl, by faith reclined
On the Redeemer's breast,
An everlasting rest.
Whene'er thy face appears;
And dries the widow's tears. 4 It hallows every cross,
It sweetly comforts me;
And lose myself in thee. 5 Jesus, to whom I fly,
Will all my wishes fill;
I have the fountain still.
I find them all in one:
And heaven, in Christ, begun.
L. M. 100.
The Mercy of God in Christ. 1 NOT to condemn the sons of men,
Did Christ, the Son of God, appear;
No flaming sword, nor thunder there. 2 Such was the pity of our God,
He loved the race of man so well,
of sins, and save our souls from hell.
3 Sinners! believe the Saviour's word,
Trust in his mighty name and live;
Love of Christ in the Heart.
By faith and love in every breast;
The joys that cannot be expressed.
Make our enlarged souls possess,
Of thine eternal love and grace.
More than our thoughts and wishes know,
Vital Union to Christ.
By everlasting bonds;
Our hearts are in thy hands.
With ever-growing zeal ;
Oh ! let them ne'er prevail.
Our souls to thee, our head;
That we thy paths may tread.
From these abodes of clay ;
Through all the gloomy way.
Why should we doubt and fear ?
He 'N fix his members there.
C. M. 103.
God's Love in Christ.
Dwell in the blissful sound!
And spreads sweet peace around. 2 Here pardon, life, and joys divine,
In rich effusion flow,
And doomed to endless wo.
Or bliss a boundless store!
I cannot wish for more.
Beneath thy cross I fall;
My Saviour, and my all !
H. M. 104.
Mission of Christ.
That loves the Saviour's name!
To celebrate his fame;
The debt of love to him you owe. 2 He left his starry crown,
And laid his robes aside;
And wept, and bled, and died:
The mansion of the dead;
In glorious triumph led;
And bear our spirits home
To realms of endless day:
C. M. 105.
King of Saints. 1 COME, ye that love the Saviour's name,
And joy to make it known!
And bow before the throne. 2 Behold your King, your Saviour, crowned
With glories all-divine;
How bright these glories shine.
In him unite their rays;
Can ye forbear his praise ?
The beauties of our King,
And wish like them to sing.
Lord! teach our songs to rise ;
And bid it reach the skies.
C. M. 106.
A new Song to the Lamb. 1 BEHOLD the glories of the Lamb,
Amidst his Father's throne !
And songs, before unknown. 2 Let elders worship at his feet,
The church adore around;
And harps of sweeter sound.
And these the hymns they raise :
He loves to hear our praise.