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267. Drawn by. Love. 8-8-6.
Surrenders all to thee;
And trampled on thy laws:
And seen my sins the cause.
I can resist no more :
I wonder and adore.]
For thou hast set me free ;
To be employ'd by thee.
On thee my hope, desire, and love,
In fix'd attention join:
But now they shall be thine ! 6 [And can I be the very same, Who lately durst blaspheme thy name,
And on thy Gospel tread?
Invincible indeed!] 268. Exhorted to Watch. 87–7. But ye, brethren, are not in darkness, that that day should
overtake you as a thief._1 Thess. V. 4.
When the world shall pass away ;
To expect a glorious day:
They shall see the Saviour then:
Never can oppose again :
if we are his.
Be it ours his word to keep;
Let us watch while others sleep:
All is ours,
4 Being of the favour'd number,
Whom the Saviour calls bis own, 'Tis not meet that we should slumber,
We to whom his grace is known: This should be his people's aim: Still to glorify his name.
269. Exhorted to Watchfulness. 7s. And that, knowing the time, that now it is high time to
awake out of sleep: for now is our salvation nearer than when we believed. The night is far spent, the day is at hand: let us therefore cast off the works of darkness, and let us put on the armour of light.-ROMANS xiii.
DARKNESS overspreads us here,
Leading on eternal day!
Triin our lamps and stand prepar'd;
Lest he find us off our guard. 3 Let his people courage take;
Bear with a submissive mind
Rich amends they soon will find. 4 He will wipe away their tears,
Near himself appoint their lot;
5 Though already sav'd by grace,
From the time we first believ'd;
We have but in part receiv’d: 6 Still we for salvation wait:
Every bour it nearer comes !
And admit us to our homes.
You, who now the Saviour dare;
You must stand before his bar!
Oh the horrors of that sound !--
270. Glorying in the Cross of Christ.
112th. But God forbid that I should glory, save in the cross of our Lord JESUS CHRIST, by whom the world is crucified unto me, and I unto the world.-GAL. vi. 14. REDEEMER! whither should I flee,
Or how escape the wrath to come? The weary sinner flies to thee,
For shelter from impending doom: Smile on me, gracious Lord, and show Thyself the friend of sinners now!
2 Beneath the shadow of thy cross
The heavy-laden soul finds rest;
So I might be of Christ possess'd!
For thou art life and light to me. 3 Close to the ignominious tree,
Jesus! myhumbledsoulwould cleave! Despis'd and crucified with thee,
With thee resolv'd to die and live: This pray'r and this ambition mine,
Living and dying to be thine.
By holy love's resistless chain,
Never to wander wide again,
271. Grateful for Salvation. C. M. I waited patiently for the Lord; and he inclined unto
me, and heard my cry. He brought me up also out
And triumph in my God!
His glorious grace abroad.