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THE GOSPEL.

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10th P. M. 8 lines 88. The Fountain of living waters. FOUNTAIN of life and of grace

In Christ, our Redeemer, we see: For us, who his offers embrace,

For all, it is open and free: Jehovah, himself, doth invite

To drink of his pleasures unknown: The streams of immortal delight,

That flow from his heavenly throne. 2 As soon as in him we believe,

By faith of his Spirit we take: And, freely forgiven, receive

The mercy for Jesus's sake! We gain a pure drop of his love;

The life of eternity know; Angelical happiness prove,

And witness a heaven below.

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C. M. All-sufficiency of the gospel. HE gospel! 0, what endless charms

Its influence every fear disarms,

And spreads delight around.
2 Here pardon, life, and joy divine,

In rich effusion flow,
For guilty rebels, lost in sin,

And doom'd to endless wo.
3 The' almighty Former of the skies

Stoops to our vile abode; While angels view with wond’ring eyes,

And hail the incarnate God,

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4 How rich the depths of love divine !

Of bliss a boundless store! Redeemer, let me call thee mine,–

Thy fulness I implore.
5 On thee alone my hope relies;

Beneath thy cross I fall;
My Lord, my life, my sacrifice,

My Saviour, and my all! 286

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Our debt paid upon the cross.
HAT majesty and grace

Through all the gospel shine !
'Tis God that speaks, and we confess

The doctrine most divine. 2 Down from his throne on high,

The mighty Saviour comes ; Lays his bright robes of glory by,

And feeble flesh assumes. 3 The debt that sinners owed,

Upon the cross he pays : Then through the clouds ascends to God,

'Midst shouts of loftiest praise. 4 There our High Priest appears,

Before his Father's throne; Mingles his merits with our tears,

And pours salvation down. 5 Great Sov'reign, we adore

Thy justice and thy grace,
And on thy faithfulness and power

Our firm dependence place. 287

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The divine Teacher.
OW sweetly flow'd the gospel's sound

From lips of gentleness and grace, While list'ning thousands gather'd round,

And joy and rev'rence fill’d the place.

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2 From heaven he came, of heaven he spoke,

To heaven he led his foll'wers' way; Dark clouds of gloomy night he broke,

Unveiling an immortal day. 3 Come, wand'rers, to my Father's home;

Come, all ye weary ones, and rest. Yes, sacred Teacher! we will come,

Obey, and be forever blest. 4 Decay, then, tenements of dust!

Pillars of earthly pride, decay ! A nobler mansion waits the just,

And Jesus has prepared the way. 288

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All-sufficient grace.
YRACE! 'tis a charming sound,

Heaven with the echo shall resound,

And all the earth shall hear.
2 Grace first contrived a way

To save rebellious man;
And all the steps that grace display,

Which drew the wondrous plan. 3 Grace taught my roving feet

To tread the heavenly road;
And new supplies each hour I meet,

While pressing on to God.
4 Grace all the work shall crown,

Through everlasting days;
It lays in heaven the topmost stone,

And well deserves our praise. 289

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The wonders of redemption.
OW great the wisdom, power, and grace,

Which in redemption shine;
The heavenly host with joy confess

The work is all divine.

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2 Before his feet they cast their crowns,

Those crowns which Jesus gave,And, with ten thousand thousand tongues,

Proclaim his power to save. 3 They tell the triumphs of his cross,

The suff'rings which he bore; How low he stoop'd, how high he rosc,-

And rose to stoop no more. 4 With them let us our voices raise,

And still the song renew; Salvation well deserves the praise

Of men and angels too.

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C. M. Efficacy of the atoning blood. MHERE is a fountain fill’d with blood,

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my sins

And sinners, plunged beneath that flood,

Lose all their guilty stains.
2 The dying thief rejoiced to see

That fountain in his day;
And there may I, though vile as he,
Wash all

away. 3 Thou dying Lamb! thy precious blood

Shall never lose its power,
Till all the ransom'd Church of God

Are saved, to sin no more.
4 E'er since, by faith, I saw the stream

Thy flowing wounds supply, Redeeming love has been my theme,

And shall be till I die.

5 Then in a nobler, sweeter song,

I'll sing thy power to save, When this poor lisping, stamm'ring tongue,

Lies silent in the grave.

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The joyful sound.
VALVATION! O the joyful sound !

What pleasure to our ears ;
A sov'reign balm for every wound,

A cordial for our fears.
2 Salvation ! let the echo fly

The spacious earth around, While all the armies of the sky

Conspire to raise the sound. 3 Salvation ! 0 thou bleeding Lamb!

To thee the praise belongs : Salvation shall inspire our hearts,

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Love which passeth knowledge.
F Him who did salvation bring,

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Arise, ye needy,-he'll relieve;
Arise, ye guilty,-he'll forgive.
2 Ask but his grace, and lo, 'tis given;
Ask, and he turns your hell to heaven:
Though sin and sorrow wound my soul,
Jesus, thy balm will make it whole.
3 To shame our sins he blush'd in blood;
He closed his eyes to show us God:
Let all the world fall down and know,
That none but God such love can show.
4 'Tis thee I love, for thee alone
I shed my tears and make my moan;
Where'er I am, where'er I move,
I meet the object of my love.
5 Insatiate to this spring I fly;
I drink, and yet am ever dry :
Ah! who against thy charms is proof?
Ah! who that loves, can love enough?

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