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2 Nor gold nor gems could buy our peace;
Nor the whole world's collected store
A thousand worlds were all too poor. 3 [The Lord himself, the mighty God,
An all-sufficient ransom paid :
For vile rebelliours traitors slied.] 4. The spotless, sin-atoning Lamb
Beneath avenging justice fell :
To rescue guilty souls from hell. 5 Amazing goodness! love divine !
O may our grateful hearts adore
Nor wear its cruel fetters more! 6 Jesus, O may thy love pursue
The glorious work it has begun:
383. Redemption. C.M.
But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while
we were yet sinners, CHRIST died for us.--ROM. V, 8.
AND did the Holy, and the Just,
The Sovereign of the skies,
2 Yes, the REDEEMER left his throne,
His radiant throne on high, (Surprising mercy! love unknown !)
To suffer, bleed, and die. 3 [He took the dying sinner's place,
And suffer'd in his stead ; For man (O miracle of grace!)
For man the Saviour bled!] 4 O LORD, what heavenly wonders dwell
In thine atoning blood !
And rebels brought to God! 5 Jesus, my soul adoring bends
To love, so full, so free:
It's saving power to me?
For favours so divine? My heart, O LORD, tho' worthless, take
And seal it wholly thine.
384. Salvation by Grace, C.M.
Fear the LORD and his goodness. -Hos. iii. 6.
COMPASS'D with mercies night and
Our joyful songs we raise; [day, But who can thy rich grace display,
Or show forth all thy praise ?
2 Objects of everlasting love
Before the days of yore;
When time shall be no more!
The wilderness along;
And thou their joy and song. [go, 4 Beneath them everlasting arms!
By thee, securely led,
Nor death nor tormeut dread. 5 Kept by thy power through faith we see,
The great salvation near;
Since we thy goodness fear.
385. Salvation by Grace. C.M. Not by works of righteousness which we have done, but
according to his mercy he saved us, by the washing of
How great our guilt has been; bn Foolish and vain were all our thoughts, Pob And all our lives were sin.
2 But, O my soul, for ever praise,
For ever love bis name,
Of folly, sin, and shaine.
Which our own hands have done; But we are sav'd by sov'reign grace,
Abounding through his Son. 4 'Tis from the mercy of our GOD
That all our hopes begin;
Our souls are wash'd from sin. 5 ['Tis through the purchase of his death,
Who hung upon the tree,
On such dry bones as we.]
And justify'd by Grace,
And see our Father's face.
386. Salvation by Grace. C.M. I will greatly rejoice in the Lord, my soul shall be joyful
in my God; for he hath clothed me with the garments of salvation,
he hath covered me with the robe of righ.
Prepare a tuneful voice:
Aloud will I rejoice.
2 'Tis he adornd my naked soul,
And made salvation mine;
He makes his graces shine. 3 And, lest the shadow of a spot
Should on my soul be found,
And cast it all around.
And hope, and every grace;
The robe of righteousness.
By the most Holy THREE!
Let all thy powers agree.
387. Salvation by Grace. S. M.
By grace ye' are saved.--Eph. ï. 5.
Harmonious to our ear ;
And all the earth shall hear. 2 Grace first contriv'd a way
To save rebellious man,