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HYMN 180. 7. M. [#]

King of Salem.
1 God, from whom all things proceed,

Hear thy wounded servants plead ;
Let our souls thy comforts find;

Calm the tempest of the mind. 2 May the King of Salem now

Cause each stubborn heart to bow ;
All our inward foes destroy,

Bringing peace, and hope, and joy. 3 Lord, no tithes to thee we give;

Life, and strength, and all we have,
Here we offer at thy throne :

O receive us as thine own.
4 Thine we are for time to come;

Fit us for our heavenly home,
Clothe us with a richer dress,
Fairest robe of righteousness.

HYMN 181. L. - M. [#]

Christ the Pattern.
1 WHEN Jesus dwelt in mortal clay,

What were his works, from day to day,
But miracles of power


grace, Which spread salvation through our race? 2 Teach us, O Lord, to keep in view

Thy pattern, and thy steps pursue ;
While alms bestowed, and kindness done,
Are witnessed by each rolling sun.

HYMN 182. 7s. M. [#]

Characters of Christ. 1 MEDIATOR, Son of God,

Spread thy boundless love abroad :
Counsellor, the Prince of peace,

Fill the world with truth and grace. 2 Sun of Righteousness, arise ;

Send thy light around the skies :
Life of all the quick and dead,

Feed our souls with living bread. 3 Leader of the halt and blind,

Raise to life the sinking mind :
Binder of the broken heart,

Grace to every soul impart. 4 Opener of the sealed book,

Cause the world therein to look :
Taker of the veil away,
Lead us to eternal day.

HYMN 183. L. M. [#]

Characters of Christ.
1 A KING shall reign in righteousness,

And all the kindred nations bless ;
He's King of Salem, King of peace,

Nor shall his spreading kingdom cease. 2 In him the naked soul shall find

A hiding-place from chilling wind;
Or, when the raging tempests beat,
A covert warm, a safe retreat.

3 In burning sands, and thirsty ground,

He like a river shall be found ;
Or lofty rock, beneath whose shade

The weary traveller rests his head.
4 The dimness gone, all eyes

His glory, grace, and majesty ;
All ears shall hearken, and obtain
The words of life from Christ the Lamb.

shall see

HYMN 184. L. M. [#]

Jacob's Star. 1 Behold the long-expected Light !

'Tis Jacob's Star, and Jesse's Root ; The sun itself is not so bright,

Nor bears a tree such heavenly fruit. 2 With spreading glories, lo, he comes,

And gloomy darkness flies apace : He's brighter than ten thousand suns,

With beams of mercy in his face. 3 Sin, now condemned, shall cease to be,

The righteous Judge shall bear the sway, Shall set our race from bondage free,

And take all guilt and wo away. 4 Roll on, thou glorious Star of light,

Display thy matchless grace abroad, And chase the darkness of our night, And bring the nations home to God.



HYMN 185. L. M. [b]

Death of Christ. 1 He dies ! the Friend of sinners dies !

Lo, Salem's daughters weep around, A solemn darkness veils the skies,

A sudden trembling shakes the ground ! 2 Here's love and grief beyond degree;

The Lord of glory dies for men ; But, lo, what sudden joys we see,

Jesus, the dead, revives again! 3 Break off your tears, ye saints, and say,

How high your great Deliverer reigns ; Sing how he rose to endless day,

And led the tyrant Death in chains : 4 Say, Live forever, glorious King,

Born to redeem, and strong to save ! Then ask the monster, Where's thy sting,

And, Where's thy victory, boasting grave ?

HYMN 186. C. M. [b]

Sufferings and Death of Christ.
1 Alas! and did my Saviour bleed?

And did my Jesus die ?
Would he devote that sacred head

For such a worm as I?

2 Was it for crimes that I had done

He groaned upon the tree?
Amazing pity! grace unknown !

And love beyond degree !
3 Well might the sun in darkness hide,

And shut his glories in,
When Christ, the great Redeemer, died

To save a world from sin.
4 Thus might I hide my blushing face,

While his dear cross appears,


heart in thankfulness,
And melt my eyes in tears.
5 But floods of tears can ne'er repay

The debt of love I owe;
Here, Lord, I give myself away,

'Tis all that I can do.

HYMN 187. C. M. [b]

Christ's Death and Exaltation. 1 YE humble souls, who seek the Lord, Chase all your


And bow with transport down to see

The place where Jesus lay.
2 His life for us he freely gave,-

Such wonders love can do :
Thus cold in death that bosom lay,

Which throbbed and bled for you. 3 A moment give your hearts to grief,

And mourn your Saviour slain ;

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