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Jesus, thou art all compassion;
Pure, unchanging love thou art;
Visit us with thy salvation,

Enter every trembling heart.

2 Come, thou mighty to deliver, Let us all thy grace receive; Suddenly return, and never,

Never more thy temples leave: Thee we would be always blessing, Serve thee as thy hosts above; Bless and praise thee without ceasing, Glory in thy perfect love.

3 Finish, then, thy new creation; Pure and spotless let us be ; Let us see thy great salvation,

Perfectly restored by thee;
Changed from glory into glory,

Till in heaven we take our place,
Till we cast our crowns before thee,
Lost in wonder, love, and praise.

HYMN 220. C. M. [#]
Presence of Christ delightful.

1 0 THE delights, the heavenly joys,
The glories of the place
Where Jesus sheds the brightest beams
Of his o'erflowing grace!

2 Sweet majesty and perfect love
Sit smiling on his brow,

And all the glorious ranks above
At humble distance bow.

3 Princes, to his imperial name,
Bend their bright sceptres down;
Dominions, thrones, and powers rejoice
To see him wear the crown.

4 Archangels sound his lofty praise
Through every heavenly street,
And lay their highest honours down
Submissive at his feet.

HYMN 221. L. M. [#]
Praise for Blessings through Jesus.

1 To God, of every good the Spring,
The tribute of your praises bring,
For grace and truth, through Jesus given,
Mercy, and peace, and hope of heaven.

2 Grateful the joyous news proclaim,

Salvation is in Jesus' name;
Salvation! shout the glorious sound,
Proclaim it to the world around.

3 Tell every fearful, trembling soul,
That gospel grace will make him whole :
Invite the weary poor to come;
At Jesus' feast there still is room.

4 Jesus, that name shall calm their fears, Dispel their doubts, and dry their tears; Shall ease the anxious, throbbing breast, And give the weary mourner rest.

L. M. [#]

HYMN 222. L. M.

Christ exalted a Prince and a Saviour.
1 EXALTED Prince of life, we own
The royal honours of thy throne;
"Tis fixed by God's almighty hand,
And seraphs bow at thy command.
2 Exalted Saviour, we confess

The sovereign triumphs of thy grace,
Where beams of gentle radiance shine,
And temper majesty divine.

3 Wide thy resistless sceptre sway,
Till all thy enemies obey;
Wide may thy cross its virtue prove,
And conquer millions by thy love.

4 Mighty to vanquish and forgive,

Thy ransomed shall repent and live ;
And loud proclaim thy healing breath,
Which gives them life who wrought thy death.

HYMN 223. 8 & 7s. M. [#]

To Jesus.

1 JESUS, thou eternal Saviour,
Reign in mercy from above;
Now display celestial favour,

Open wide the door of love.
May we holy joys inherit,

Through the medium of thy word;
Give us each a loving spirit,
Let us speak thy grace abroad.

2 May we grow in pure affection, Feel an overflowing peace, Love as Jesus gives direction,

Love the weakest child of grace.
Jesus, may we now adore thee,

Feel our souls aspire above;
Crown us all with rays of glory,
Crown us with immortal love.

HYMN 224. L. M. [#]

He hath done all things well. 1 COME, let us join in sacred songs, With sweetest music on our tongues; Let every voice conspire to tell, Our Saviour hath done all things well. 2 Under the law he came for us,

And for our sins was made a curse;
He bore our crimes, which on him fell:
Our Saviour hath done all things well.

3 The legal dispensation closed

When Jesus from the dead arose ;
All righteousness he did fulfil :
Our Saviour hath done all things well.

4 He'll finish sin, and man restore;

All creatures shall their God adore; The anthem long and loud shall swell, For Jesus hath done all things well.

HYMN 225. P. M. [#]

Christ's Glories divine.

1 My gracious Redeemer I'll love,
His praises aloud I'll proclaim,
And join with the armies above

To shout his adorable name.

2 To gaze on his glories divine

Shall be my eternal employ,
And feel them incessantly shine
My boundless, ineffable joy.
3 No sorrow, nor sickness, nor pain,
Nor sin, nor temptation, nor fear,
Shall ever molest me again;

Perfection of glory reigns there.

4 This soul and this body shall shine
In robes of salvation and praise,
And banquet on pleasures divine,
Where Christ his full beauty displays.

HYMN 226. L. M. [#]

Cloud and Pillar of Fire.

1 LONG as the darkening cloud abode,
So long did ancient Israel rest;
Nor moved they, till the guiding Lord
In brighter garments stood confest.

2 Father of spirits, Light of light,

Lift up the cloud, and rend the veil; Shine forth in fire, amid that night, Whose blackness makes the heart to fail.

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