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4 To him shall prayer unceasing,
And daily vows ascend;
His kingdom still increasing,-
A kingdom without end:
The tide of time shall never

His covenant remove;
His name shall stand forever;
That name to us is Love.

10th P. M. 8 lines 8s. Reigning in His kingdom of grace.

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ALL glory to God in the sky,

And peace upon earth be restored; O Jesus, exalted on high,

Appear, our omnipotent Lord; Who, meanly in Bethlehem born,

Didst stoop to redeem a lost race: Once more to thy creatures return,

And reign in thy kingdom of grace.

2 0 wouldst thou again be made known,—
Again in thy Spirit descend;
And set up, in each of thine own,
A kingdom that never shall end!
Thou only art able to bless,

And make the glad nations obey,
And bid the dire enmity cease,

And bow the whole world to thy sway.

3 0, come to thy servants again,
Who long thine appearing to know;
Thy quiet and peaceable reign
In mercy establish below:
All sorrow before thee shall fly,
And anger and hatred be o'er;
And envy and malice shall die,

And discord afflict us no more.

THE SUFFERINGS AND DEATH OF
JESUS CHRIST.

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God manifested in the flesh.

ITH glorious clouds encompass'd round,
Whom angels dimly see,

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Will the Unsearchable be found,
Or God appear to me?

2 Will he forsake his throne above,-
Himself to worms impart?
Answer, thou Man of grief and love,
And speak it to my heart.

3 In manifested love explain
Thy wonderful design;

What meant the suff'ring Son of man,-
The streaming blood divine?

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4 Didst thou not in our flesh appear,
And live and die below,

That I might now perceive thee near,
And my Redeemer know ?—

5 Might view the Lamb in his own light, Whom angels dimly see;

And gaze, transported at the sight,

To all eternity?

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The incarnate God.

NOME, Holy Ghost, inspire our songs
With thine immortal flame;
Enlarge our hearts, unloose our tongues,
To praise the Saviour's name.

2 How great the riches of his grace!
He left his throne above,

And, swift to save our ruin'd race,
He flew on wings of love.

3 Now pardon, life; and joys divine, In rich abundance flow,

For guilty rebels, dead in sin,
And doom'd to endless wo.

4 The' almighty Former of the skies
Stoop'd to our low abode;
While angels view'd with wond'ring eyes,
And hail'd the' incarnate God.

5 Renew our souls with heavenly strength, That we may fully prove

The height, and depth, and breadth, and length Of such transcendent love.

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His humiliation.

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ND did the Holy and the Just,The Sov'reign of the skies,Stoop down to wretchedness and dust, That guilty man might rise?

2 Yes, the Redeemer left his throne,
His radiant throne on high-
Surprising mercy! love unknown!-
To suffer, bleed, and die.

3 To dwell with mis'ry here below,
The Saviour left the skies,
And sunk to wretchedness and wo,
That worthless man might rise.

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4 He took the dying traitor's place, And suffer'd in his stead;

For sinful man-0 wondrous grace!-
For sinful man he bled.

5 O Lord, what heavenly wonders dwell
In thine atoning blood!

By this are sinners saved from hell,
And rebels brought to God.

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His amazing love.

PLUNGED in a gulf of dark despair,

We wretched

lay, Without one cheering beam of hope, Or spark of glimm'ring day.

2 With pitying eyes the Prince of Beheld our helpless grief:

He saw, and (0, amazing love!)
He flew to our relief.

3 Down from the shining seats above,
With joyful haste he fled;
Enter'd the grave in mortal flesh,
And dwelt among the dead.

4 O for this love let rocks and hills
Their lasting silence break;
And all harmonious human tongues,
The Saviour's praises speak.

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5 Angels, assist our mighty joys;
Strike all your harps of gold;
But when you raise your highest notes,
His love can ne'er be told.

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Our ransom paid.

OURE

UR sins on Christ were laid;
He bore the mighty load;
Our ransom-price he fully paid
In groans, and tears, and blood.

2 To save a world, he dies;
Sinners, behold the Lamb!
To him lift up your longing eyes;
Seek mercy in his name.

3 Pardon and peace abound;
He will your sins forgive;
Salvation in his name is found,-
He bids the sinner live.

4 Jesus, we look to thee;-
Where else can sinners go ?
Thy boundless love shall set us free
From wretchedness and wo.

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LOVE divine, what hast thou done! The' incarnate God hath died for me! The Father's co-eternal Son,

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Bore all my sins upon the tree!
The Son of God for me hath died:
My Lord, my Love, is crucified.
2 Behold him, all ye that pass by,-

The bleeding Prince of life and peace!
Come see, ye worms, your Saviour die,

And say, was ever grief like his?
Come, feel with me his blood applied:
My Lord, my Love, is crucified:-
3 Is crucified for me and you,

To bring us rebels back to God:
Believe, believe the record true,-

Ye all are bought with Jesus' blood:
Pardon for all flows from his side:
My Lord, my Love, is crucified.
4 Then let us sit beneath his cross,

And gladly catch the healing stream; All things for him account but loss,

And give up all our hearts to him: Of nothing think or speak beside,My Lord, my Love, is crucified.

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He died for thee.

EHOLD the Saviour of mankind Nail'd to the shameful tree; How vast the love that him inclined

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To bleed and die for thee!

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