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["A song of praise for the great benefits which God has fested to us in Christ.”]
EAR Christian people, all rejoice,
Each soul with joy upspringing;
With love and gladness singing;
The devil's captive, bound I lay,
Lay in death's chains forlorn;
The sin within me born;
Sin had possessed me wholly.
My good works could no comfort shed,
Worthless must they be rated;
Me of all hope my sins bereft,
And death was hell's dark portal.
Then God saw, with deep pity moved,
My grief that knew no measure ;
To save me was His pleasure.
His very best it cost Him.
He spoke to His belovéd Son,
With infinite compassion: “Go hence, my heart's most precious crown,
Be to the lost salvation;
With Thee to live forever!"
Willing the Son took that behest:
Born of a maiden mother,
brother. All secretly He went His way, Veiled in my mortal flesh He lay,
And thus the foe He vanquished.
death was hell's dark portal.
Thy Sorrows how are ending; Freely I give myself to thee,
Thy life with mine defending. For I am thine, and thou art mine, And where I am, there thou shalt shine
The foe shall never reach us.
fod saw, with deep pity moved, grief that knew no measure ; · He saw, and freely loved ive me was His pleasure. ther's heart to me was stirred, ed me with no sovereign word 'ery
best it cost Him.
" True, he will shed my heart's life-blog
And torture me to death;
This hold with firmest faith,
And so shalt thou be rescued.
ke to His beloved Son, infinite compassion: nce, my heart's most precious croiro, the lost salvation; his relentless tyrant, stay, ir him from his sins away, Thee to live forever!"
" I rise again to heaven from hence,
High to my Father soaring,
My Spirit on thee pouring;
Into all truth still guiding.
the Son took that behest: of a maiden mother, own earth He came a guest, iade Himself my brother. tly He went His way, i my mortal flesh He lay, lus the foe He vanquished.
• What I have done and taught on earth Do thou, and teach, none dreading;
And guard thee from the words of men,
TRANSLATED BY MRS. CHARLES,
ABIDE IN HIM.
" Tecum volo vulnerari
In cruce desidero.”
LING to the Crucified!
His death is life to thee,
It purges thee from sin;
It keeps thy conscience clean: