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Hymn 69. 1. Lamb goes forth and bears the guilt.
Of Adam's Generations :
For all mankind's trangressions ;
Depriv'd of consolation.
With willing resignation. 2. This Lamb is Christ, the greatest friend,
And Saviour of our spirits,
To serve us by his merits.
Without thine intercession.
By thy own blood's oblation.
Command and I will suffer.
To execute thine offer.
Force God the Lord of wonder
Whose awe splits rocks asunder. 4. Thou nail'st him to the cross with shame
O'erload'st his soul with sorrow; Dost sacrifice him like a lamb,
And melt'st his heart and marrow. The heart in groans sighs out its pow'r, The veins pour out the purple gore,
To the last drops descension.
In praise of thy redemption.
With all my mind and senses.
Without the least suspences.
Thine shall be my receiver.
To be thy own forever. 6. By night and day my heart shall sing.
Of thy transporting sweetness. My body, soul, and mind shall bring
An off'ring to thy meekness. My spring of life shall overflow With grateful purlings from below,
T'increase thy name's sweet savor; And what thy love vouchsafes to me, Shall in my mind and memory
Be deep imprest forever. 7. Enlarge thyself, O heart of mine,
Thou shalt store up a treasure
Nay, heav'n and earth in measure.
I've found what is far better;
From thy own wounds: what's greater? 8. This blood I shall improve from hence,
In all my time and station :
In fight it shall be my defence,
In tears my exultation ;
This manna shall support me.
At home, or on a journey.
Thy blood's my life unfading ;
It will afford sweet shading.
On which I lean and conquer. Let swelling surges raise th' alarm, And toss my ship about in storm,
Then thou art still mine anchor. 10. At last when I with joy shall see
Thy glorious kingdom clearing, This blood shall then my purple beg Which I desire t appear
Of thine eternal Father :
To live and reign together.
, Who has rescued thee from hell,
And the chains of the blasphemer. Think on his profound oblation,
And rejoice in thy salvation.
2. Lo! th' eternal Son of God
Feels for thee what thou shouldst suffer. His whole body swims in blood,
Bears the scorn of every scoffer. He for thee was bruis'd and wounded, Greater love was no where grounded. 3. Thou deserv’dst the hottest place
'Midst the lowest hell of devils, Ne'er to see the God of grace,
For thy many wilful revels:
God's eternal wrath and vengeance ;
Cancell'd its most dreadful sentence.
To return thy God and Saviour?
His great love no shame-behaviour.
Make the least return in nature.
All efforts of every creature.
Never be from me repeated;
T' have my life new consecrated. Christ, thy love shall be the measure. Of my honour, gain and pleasure.
8. Sins, ye satan's brood get hence, You shan't live within
my borders. You'd deprive me of my sense,
And my Saviour's saving orders:
Be my Sovereign, Lord, and Leader.
Thou shalt be my food and feeder.
In my thoughts, my words, and actions. Every mercy shall renew
All my vows without distractions. What thou lov'st, I will be loving, What thou hat'st I'll be removing. 11. What thou wilt, shall be my will,
My life's mirror thine example.
Do but make my heart thy temple :
To this solemn resolution,
'Gainst the tempting world's intrusion. Thy sure presence shall solace me, I will never cease t embrace thee. 13. Dost thou, Lord, vouchsafe us here
Such foretast's of heav'nly pleasure, When by faith we dare draw near
Jesu! to thy living treasure; Do we taste so much in weakness, "Vhat will shew thy future greatness ?