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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.
C. M. All-sufficiency of the gospel. HE gospel! 0, what endless charms
Its influence every fear disarms,
And spreads delight around.
In rich effusion flow,
And doom'd to endless wo.
Stoops to our vile abode; While angels view with wond’ring eyes,
And hail the incarnate God,
4 How rich the depths of love divine !
Of bliss a boundless store! Redeemer, let me call thee mine,–
Thy fulness I implore.
Beneath thy cross I fall;
My Saviour, and my all! 286
Through all the gospel shine !
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,
Our firm dependence place. 287
From lips of gentleness and grace, While list'ning thousands gather'd round,
And joy and rev'rence fill’d the place.
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
Heaven with the echo shall resound,
And all the earth shall hear.
To save rebellious man;
Which drew the wondrous plan. 3 Grace taught my roving feet
To tread the heavenly road;
While pressing on to God.
Through everlasting days;
And well deserves our praise. 289
Which in redemption shine;
The work is all divine.
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.
C. M. Efficacy of the atoning blood. MHERE is a fountain fill’d with blood,
And sinners, plunged beneath that flood,
Lose all their guilty stains.
That fountain in his day;
away. 3 Thou dying Lamb! thy precious blood
Shall never lose its power,
Are saved, to sin no more.
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.
What pleasure to our ears ;
A cordial for our fears.
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,
And dwell upon our tongues. 292
Arise, ye needy,-he'll relieve;