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301 Her sins, which are many, are forgiven, for (D.C.M.

she loved much.--Luke vii. 47. 1 We love thee, Lord; yet not alone, because thy

bounteous hand Showers down its rich and ceaseless gifts on

ocean and on land; We praise thee, gracious Lord, for these, yet not

for these alone The incense of thy children's love arises to thy

throne. 2 We love thee, Lord, because, when we had err'd

and gone astray, Thou didst recall our wandering souls into the

heavenward way, When helpless, hopeless, we were lost in sin and

sorrow's night, A guiding ray was granted us from thy pure

fount of light. 3 Because, O Lord, thou lovedst us with ever

lasting love, And sentest forth thy Son to die that we might

live above; Because, when we were heirs of wrath, thou

gavest hopes of heaven; We love because we much have sinn'd, and much

have been forgiven."


We are debtors.-Rom. viii. 12. [Six 78. 1 WHEN this passing world is done,

When has sunk yon glaring sun,
When we stand with Christ in glory,
Looking o'er life's finish'd story,
Then, Lord, shall I fully know,-
Not till then, -how much I owe.

2 When I stand before the throne,

Dress'd in beauty not my own;
When I see thee as thou art,
Love thee with unsinning heart;
Then, Lord, shall I fully know,-

Not till then,-how much I owe.
3 When the praise of heaven I hear,

Loud as thunders to the ear,
Loud as many waters' noise,
Sweet as harp's melodious voice;
Then, Lord, shall I fully know,-

Not till then,-how much I owe.
4 Even on earth, as through a glass,

Darkly, let thy glory pass;
Make forgiveness feel so sweet,
Make thy Spirit's help so meet;
Even on earth, Lord, make me know

Something of how much I owe
5 Chosen not for good in me,

Waken'd up from wrath to flee,
Hidden in the Saviour's side,
By the Spirit sanctified,
Teach me, Lord, on earth to show,
By my love, how much I owe.




303 Leaving us an example that ye should follow

his steps.—1 Pet. ii. 21.
1 LORD, as to thy dear cross we flee,

And plead to be forgiven,
So let thy life our pattern be,

And form our souls for heaven.

2 Help us, through good report and ill,

Our daily cross to bear;
Like thee to do our Father's will,

Our brethren's grief to share.
3 Let grace our selfishness expel,

Our earthliness refine,
And kindness in our bosoms dwell,

As free and true as thine.
4. If joy shall at thy bidding fly,

And grief's dark day come on,
We, in our turn, would meekly cry,

Father, thy will be done.
5 Should friends misjudge, or foes defame,

Or brethren faithless prove,
Then, like thine own, be all our aim

To conquer them by love.
6 Kept peaceful in the midst of strife,

Forgiving and forgiven,
O may we lead the pilgrim's life,

And follow thee to heaven..


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They gave their own selves to the Lord.

2 Cor. viii. 5.
1 I GAVE my life for thee,

My precious blood I shed,
That thou might'st ransom'd be,

And quicken'd from the dead.
I gave my life for thee;

What hast thou given for me?
2 I spent long years for thee,

In weariness and woe,
That an eternity

Of joy thou mightest know.
I spent long years for thee;

Hast thou spent one for me?
3 My Father's home of light,

My rainbow-circled throne,

I left for earthly night,

For wanderings sad and lone.
I left it all for thee;

Hast thou left aught for me?
4 I suffer'd much for thee,

More than thy tongue can tell,
Of bitterest agony,

To rescue thee from hell.
I suffer'd much for thee;

What canst thou bear for me?
5 And I have brought to thee,

Down from my home above,
Salvation full and free,

My pardon and my love.
Great gifts I brought to thee;

What hast thou brought to me?
6 Oh, let thy life be given,

Thy years for me be spent,
World-fetters all be riven,

And joy with suffering blent.
I gave myself for thee;
Give thou thyself to me.

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305 A new heart will I give you, and a new spirit [C.M.

will I put within you.—Ezek. xxxvi. 26. 1 O FOR a heart to praise my God,

A heart from sin set free:
A heart that's sprinkled with the blood

So freely shed for me :
2 A heart resign’d, submissive, meek,

My dear Redeemer's throne;
Where only Christ is heard to speak,

Where Jesus reigns alone :
3 A humble, lowly, contrite heart,

Believing, true, and clean;
Which neither life nor death can part

From him that dwells within :

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4 A heart in every thought renew'd,

And full of love divine,
Perfect, and right, and pure, and good,

A copy, Lord, of thine.
5 Thy nature, gracious Lord, impart:

Come quickly from above;
Write thy new name upon my heart,

Thy new best name of love.

306 I am the way, the truth, and the life.--John xiv. 6. [C.M. 1 Thou art the way,--to thee alone

From sin and death we flee;
And he, who would the Father seek,

Must seek him, Lord, by thee.
2 Thou art the truth, thy word alone

True wisdom can impart;
Thou only canst inform the mind,

And purify the heart.
3 Thou art the life,-the rending tomb

Proclaims thy conquering arm;
And those, who put their trust in thee,

Nor death nor hell shall harm.
4 Thou art the way, the truth, the life;

Grant us that way to know,
That truth to keep, that life to win

Whose joys eternal flow.o

307 Changed into the same image from glory to glory. [C.M.

2 Cor. iii. 18.
1 0 Saviour, may we never rest

Till thou art form'd within ;
Till thou hast calm'd our troubled breast,

And crush'd the power of sin.
2 O may we gaze upon thy cross,

Until the wondrous sight
Makes earthly treasures seem but dross,

And earthly sorrows light.

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