Immagini della pagina
PDF
ePub

CHARACTERS OF CHRIST.

HYMN 151. L. M. [#]

Beauties of the Saviour.
1 WHEN strangers stand and hear me tell

What beauties in my Saviour dwell,
Where he is gone they fain would know,

That they might seek and love him too. 2 My blest Redeemer keeps his throne

On hills of light in worlds unknown;
But he descends, and shows his face

In the young gardens of his grace.
3 He has engrossed my warmest love;

No earthly charms my soul can move :
I have a mansion in his heart,

Nor life nor death can make us part. 4 O, may my spirit daily rise

On wings of faith above the skies;
Till death shall make

my

last remove, To dwell forever with

my

Love.

HYMN 152. L. M. [#]

Christ and his Church.
1 The King of saints, how fair his face,

Adorned with majesty and grace!
He comes with blessings from above,
And wins the nations to his love.

2 At his right hand our eyes behold

The queen arrayed in purest gold;
The world admires her heavenly dress,

Her robe of joy and righteousness. 3 O happy hour, when thou shalt rise

To his fair palace in the skies,
And all thy sons (a numerous train)

Each like a prince in glory reign !
4 Let endless honours crown his head;

Let every age his praises spread;
While we, with cheerful songs, approve
The condescensions of his love.

HYMN 153.

L. M. [#]

Christ the Beloved. 1 The wondering world inquires to know

Why I should love my Jesus so :
What are his charms, say they, above

The objects of a mortal love? 2 Yes, my Beloved, to my sight,

Displays a mixture red and white;
All human beauties, all divine,
In

my Redeemer meet and shine.
3 White is his soul, from blemish free;

Red with the blood he shed for me ;
The fairest of ten thousand fairs,

A sun amongst ten thousand stars. 4 All over glorious is my

Lord; He must be loved, and yet adored; His worth if all the nations knew, Sure the whole earth would love him too.

HYMN 154. L. M. [#]

Corner-Stone.
1 Lo, what a precious Corner-Stone

The Jewish builders did refuse !
But God hath built his church thereon,

And blessed the Gentiles with the Jews. 2 Great God, the work is all divine,

The joy and wonder of our eyes ! This is the day that proves it thine,

The day that saw our Saviour rise. 3 Sinners, rejoice, and, saints, be glad ;

Hosanna, let his name be blest; A thousand honours on his head,

With peace, and light and glory rest ! 4 In God's own name he comes to bring

Salvation to our sinful race;
Let all on earth address their King,

With hearts of joy and songs of praise.

HYMN 155. S. M. [#]

Stone laid in Zion.
1 BEHOLD the Corner-Stone,

Which God in Zion lays,
To build our heavenly hopes upon,

And his eternal praise.
2 The work, O Lord, is thine,

And wondrous in our eyes ;
This day declares it all divine ;

This day did Jesus rise.

3 How glorious is the day

By our Redeemer made !
Let us rejoice, and sing, and pray ;

Let all the world be glad.
4 Hosanna to the King,

Of David's royal blood :
Bless him, our souls; he comes to bring

Salvation from our God.

HYMN 156. H. M. [#]

Saviour and Prophet.
1 Join all the glorious names

Of wisdom, love, and power,
That mortals ever knew,

Or angels ever bore:
All are too mean to speak his worth,
Too mean to set the Saviour forth,
2 Lo, what endearing words,

What condescending ways,
Doth our Redeemer use

To teach his heavenly grace !
My soul, with joy and wonder gee
What forms of love Christ bears for thee.
3 Great Prophet of our God,

Our souls would bless thy name :
By thee the joyful news

Of our salvation came ;-
The joyful news of sin forgiven,
Of death subdued, and peace with heaven.

HYMN 157. 7's. M. [6]

Christ our Refuge.
1 Jesus, Lover of my soul,

Let me to thy bosom fly,
While the billows near me roll,

While the tempest still is nigh : 2 Hide me, O my Saviour, hide,

Till the storm of life is passed, Safely to the haven guide;

O receive my soul at last. 3 Other refuge have I none;

Hangs my helpless soul on thee : Leave, O leave me not alone ;

Still support and comfort me. 4 All my trust on thee is stayed,

All my help from thee I bring; Cover my defenceless head

With the shadow of thy wing.

HYMN 158. 6 1. L. M. [#]

Shepherd. 1 The Lord my pasture shall prepare,

And feed me with a shepherd's care; His

presence shall my wants supply, And guard me with a watchful eye ; My noon-day walks he shall attend,

And all my midnight hours defend. 2 When in the sultry glebe I saint,

Or on the thirsty mountains pant,

« IndietroContinua »