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To each rebel sinner pardon,
Free forgiveness in his name.
3 Tempted souls, they bring you succour ;
Chase away the falling tears.
HYMN 248. C. M. [#]
Blessings of the Gospel.
1 WHAT glorious tidings do I hear
2 The blind receive their sight with joy;
The dumb their loosened tongues employ;
3 The dead are raised to life anew
The glorious gospel's preached to you,
4 O wondrous type of things divine,
HYMN 249. C. M. [#]
1 GREAT God, the nations of the earth
And in thy works, by all beheld,
2 But thy compassion, Lord, has sent
3 Lord, when shall these glad tidings spread
Shall hear the joyful sound?
4 Haste, sovereign mercy, and transform Their cruelty to love;
Soften the tiger to a lamb,
The vulture to a dove.
5 Smile, Lord, on each sincere attempt
HYMN 250. C. M. [#]
Sinai and Zion.
1 NOT to the terrors of the Lord,
2 But we are come to Zion's hill,
Where milder words declare his will,
3 Behold the blest assembly there,
Whose names are writ in heaven!
4 The saints on earth, and all the dead,
5 In such society as this
My weary soul would rest :
The man that dwells where Jesus is
Must be forever blest.
HYMN 251. C. M. [#]
Rich Treasure in earthen Vessels.
1 How rich thy bounty, King of kings! Thy favours how divine!
The blessings which thy gospel brings,
2 Gold is but dross, and gems but toys,
3 Yet all these treasures of thy grace
And the weak sons of mortal race
4 Feebly they lisp thy glories forth,
5 Such wonders power divine effects;
HYMN 252. L. M. [#]
Excellency of the Christian Religion. 1 LET everlasting glories crown
Thy head, my Saviour and my Lord;
2 In vain the trembling conscience seeks
3 How well thy sacred truths agree!
How wise and holy thy commands !
How firm our hope and comfort stand! 4 Should all the forms that men devise Assault my faith with treacherous art, I'd call them vanity and lies,
And bind the gospel to my heart.
HYMN 253. C. M. [#]
Triumph of the Gospel.
1 LORD, send thy word, and let it fly,
2 Beneath the influence of thy grace,
With sudden greens and fruits arrayed,-
3 True holiness shall strike its root
4 Peace, with her olives crowned, shall stretch
5 Lord, for those days we wait; those days
HYMN 254. S. M. [#]
Excellency of the Gospel.
1 BEHOLD, the heavens declare