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Self-righteousness rain. 1 How vain the hopes which sinners build

On duties they have done!
It shows the heart with pride is fill'd,

Aąd makes their folly known.
2 Tried by the law, we all must stand

Guilty before the LORD;
Our mouths are stopp'd by His command

From ev'ry boasting word.
3 The righteous law perfection claims,

And purity within;
It shows our guilt, and then condemns

And leaves us in our sin.
4 Then let us vainly strive no more

To hide our guilt and shame: Jesus our sin and sorrow bore,

And Life is in His Name.


Self-righteousness vain. 1

WHERE are the mourners, saith the LORD,
That wait and tremble at My Word?
That walk in darkness all the day?

Come, make My Name your trust and stay. 2 No works nor duties of your own

Can for the smallest sin atone;
The robes that 'nature may provide
Will not your least pollutions hide.

3 The softest couch that nature knows,

Can give the conscience no repose:
Look to My righteousness, and live:

Comfort and peace are mine to give. 4 Ye sons of pride, that kindle coals

With your own hands to warm your souls,
Walk in the light of your own fire,

Enjoy the sparks that ye desire :
5 This is your portion at my hands;

Hell waits you with her iron bands :
Ye shall lie down in sorrow there,
In death, in darkness, and despair.

Value of Christ and His Righteousness.

more, my God, I boast no more
Of all the duties I have done;
I quit the hopes I held before,

To trust the merits of Thy Son. 2 Now for the love I bear His Name,

What was my gain I count but loss;
My former pride I call my shame,

And nail my glory to His cross.. 3 Yes, and I must, and will esteem

All things but loss for JESU's sake:
O may my soul be found in Him,

And of His righteousness partake.
The best obedience of


Dares not appear before Thy throne ;
But faith can answer Thy demands,
By pleading what my LORD has done.


No other Atonement.

1 WHEREWITH, O LORD, shall I draw near,

And bow myself before Thy face?
How in Thy purer eyes appear?

What shall I bring to gain Thy grace?

2 Will gifts delight the LORD Most High?

Will multiplied oblations please? Thousands of rams His favour buy;

Or slaughter'd hecatombs appease?

3 Can these avert the wrath of God?

Can these wash out my guilty stain? Rivers of oil, and seas of blood,

Alas! they all must flow in vain!

4. What have I then wherein to trust?

I nothing have, I nothing am: Excluded is my ev'ry boast;

My glory swallow'd up in shame. 5 Guilty I stand before Thy face;

On me I feel Thy wrath abide: 'Tis just the sentence should take place;

'Tis just :- but, O, Thy Son hath died ! 6 JESUS, the LAMB of God, hath bled,

He bore our sin's upon the tree! Beneath our curse he bow'd His head;

"Tis finish'd! He hath died for me!


Salvation by Grace. i LORD,

we confess our num'rous faults : How great our guilt has been ! Foolish and vain were all our thoughts,

And all our lives were sin.

2 But, O my soul, for ever praise,

For ever love His Name,
Who turns thy feet from dang'rous ways

Of folly, sin, and shame.
3 'Tis not by works of righteousness,

Which our own hands have done ;
But we are sav'd by sov'reign grace

Abounding through His Son. 4 'Tis from the mercy of our GOD

That all our hopes begin ; 'Tis by the water and the blood

Our souls are wash'd from sin.

5 'Tis through the purchase of His death,

Who hung upon the tree,
The SPIRIT is sent down to breathe

On such dry bones as we.

6 Rais'd from the dead we live anew;

And justified by grace,
We shall appear in glory too,
And see our FATHER's face.


Salvation by Grace.

1 AMAZING grace! (how sweet the sound!).

That sav'd a wretch like me!
I once was lost, but now am found;

Was blind, but now I see.

2 'Twas grace that taught my heart to fear, And

grace my fears reliev'd; How precious did that grace appear

The hour I first believ'd!

3 Through many dangers, toils, and snares,

I have already come; "Tis grace has brought me safe thus far, And grace

will lead me home.

4 The LORD has promis'd good to me,

His Word my hope secures ; He will my shield and portion be,

As long as life endures.
5 Yes, when this flesh and heart shall fail,

And mortal life shall cease,
I shall possess, within the vail,

A life of joy and peace.
6 The earth shall soon dissolve like snow,

The sun forbear to shine ;
But God, who call'd me here below,

Will be for ever mine.

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