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L. M.

Vows remembered and renewed.

HAPPY day that fix'd my choice
On thee, my Saviour and my God!
Well may this glowing heart rejoice,
And tell its raptures all abroad.
2 O happy bond, that seals my vows
To Him who merits all my love;
Let cheerful anthems fill his house,

While to that sacred shrine I move.
3 'Tis done, the great transaction's done;
I am my Lord's, and he is mine;
He drew me, and I follow'd on,

Charm'd to confess the voice divine. 4 Now rest, my long-divided heart;

Fix'd on this blissful centre, rest; Nor ever from thy Lord depart: With him of every good possess'd.

5 High Heaven, that heard the solemn vow, That vow renew'd shall daily hear,

Till in life's latest hour I bow,

And bless in death a bond so dear.

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15th P. M. 12 9, 12 9. Joy of the young convert.

HOW happy are they,
Who the Saviour obey,
And have laid up their treasure above;
Tongue can never express
The sweet comfort and peace

Of a soul in its earliest love.

2 That sweet comfort was mine,
When the favour divine

I received through the blood of the Lamb;
When my heart first believed,
What a joy I received,-

What a heaven in Jesus's name!

3 'Twas a heaven below
My Redeemer to know,
And the angels could do nothing more,
Than to fall at his feet,
And the story repeat,

And the Lover of sinners adore.

4 Jesus all the day long
Was my joy and my song:
O that all his salvation might see!
He hath loved me, I cried,
He hath suffer'd and died,
To redeem even rebels like me.

5 0 the rapturous height
Of that holy delight
Which I felt in the life-giving blood;
Of my Saviour possess'd,
I was perfectly blest,

As if fill'd with the fulness of God.

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7th P. M. 8 lines 7s.

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Comfort arising from a sense of pardon.
APPY soul, who sees the day,
The glad day of Gospel-grace:
Thee, my Lord, thou then wilt say,
Thee will I forever praise;
Though thy wrath against me burn'd,
Thou dost comfort me again;
All thy wrath aside is turn'd,—

Thou hast blotted out my sin.
2 Me, behold; thy mercy spares;
Jesus my salvation is;
Hence, my doubts; away, my fears;
Jesus is become my peace:
Jah, Jehovah, is my Lord,

Ever merciful and just;
I will lean upon his word;
I will on his promise trust,

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5th P. M. 4 lines 7s. Love to the Saviour.

ARK, my soul, it is the Lord ;

word.

Jesus speaks, he speaks to thee :-
Say, poor sinner, lov'st thou me?

2 Lord, it is my chief complaint
That my love is still so faint,
Yet I love thee and adore :
O for grace to love thee more!

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10th P. M. 8 lines 8s.

Thy vows are upon me, O God.

0 HOW shall a sinner perform the Lord?

The vows he hath

A sinful and impotent worm,

How can I be true to my word?

I tremble at what I have done :

O send me thy help from above: The power of thy Spirit make known, The virtue of Jesus's love.

2 My solemn engagements are vain;
My promises empty as air;
My vows, I shall break them again,
And plunge in eternal despair:
Unless my omnipotent God

The sense of his goodness impart,
And shed, by his Spirit, abroad
The love of himself in my heart.

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The healing and cleansing Fountain. Y faith I to the fountain fly, Open'd for all mankind and me, To purge my sins of deepest dye,My life and heart's impurity.

L. M.

2 From Christ, the smitten Rock, it flows, The purple and the crystal stream; Pardon and holiness bestows,

And both I gain through faith in him.

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13th P. M. 10 10, 11 11. The plenteousness of His grace.

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WHAT shall I do my Saviour to praise, So faithful and true, so plenteous in grace; So strong to deliver, so good to redeem, The weakest believer that hangs upon him. 2 How happy the man whose heart is set free; The people that can be joyful in thee; Their joy is to walk in the light of thy face, And still they are talking of Jesus's grace. 3 For thou art their boast, their glory, and power, And I also trust to see the glad hour, My soul's new creation, a life from the dead, The day of salvation that lifts up my head. 4 For Jesus, my Lord, is now my defence; I trust in his word; none plucks me from thence; Since I have found favour, he all things will do ; My King and my Saviour shall make me anew. 5 Yes, Lord, I shall see the bliss of thine own; Thy secret to me shall soon be made known; For sorrow and sadness I joy shall receive, And share in the gladness of all that believe.

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14th P. M. 10 11, 10 11. Accepted in the Beloved.

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Through faith in the Saviour's adorable Name: In him I confide, his blood is applied; For me he hath suffer'd, for me he hath died.

2 Not a doubt doth arise, to darken the skies, Or hide for a moment my Lord from mine eyes: In him I am blest, I lean on his breast,

And lo! in his wounds I continue to rest.

ADOPTION AND ASSURANCE.

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Knowledge of forgiveness.

OW sinner know

How can a on earth forgiven?
HOW

How can my gracious Saviour show
My name inscribed in heaven?

2 What we have felt and seen
With confidence we tell;
And publish to the sons of men,
The signs infallible.

S. M.

3 We who in Christ believe
That he for us hath died,
We all his unknown peace receive,
And feel his blood applied.

4 Exults our rising soul,
Disburden'd of her load,
And swells, unutterably full
Of glory and of God.

5 His love, surpassing far
The love of all beneath,
We find within our hearts, and dare
The pointless darts of death.

6 Stronger than death or hell
The sacred power we prove;
And, conqu❜rors of the world, we dwell
In heaven, who dwell in love.

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S. M.

Continued.-The indwelling Spirit.
E by his Spirit prove,

And know the things of God,-
The things which freely of his love
He hath on us bestow'd.

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