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5 Behold him rising from the grave;
Behold him rais'd on high;
Transgressors doom'd to die.
And by his pow'r divine
Of Satan and of sin. 7 Thence shall the Lord to judgment come,
And with a sov'reign voice
While waking saints rejoice. 8 O! may I then with joy appear
Before the Judge's face,
Sing his redeeming grace!
SONG IV. PRAISE FOR MERCIES SPIRITUAL AND TEMPORAL. 1 WHENE'ER I take my walks abroad,
How many poor I see!
What shall I render to my God
For all his gifts to me?
Yet God hath given me more;
Or beg from door to door.
Half naked I behold;
And cover'd from the cold. 4 While some poor wretches scarce can tell
Where they may lay there head; I have a home wherein to dwell,
And rest upon my bed. 5 While others early learn to swear,
And curse, and lie, and steal; Lord, I am taught thy name to fear,
And do thy holy will.
To me above the rest?
And try to serve thee best.
1 GREAT God, to thee my voice I raise,
To thee my youngest hours belong; I would begin my life with praise,
Till growing years improve the song. 2 'Tis to thy sov’reign grace I owe
That I was born on British ground; Where streams of heav'nly mercy flow,
And words of sweet salvation sound. 3 I would not change my native land
For rich Peru with all her gold;
Than East or Western Indies hold.
Where ignorance and darkness reigns!
Those endless joys, these endless pains.
5 Thy glorious promises, O Lord!
Kindle my hopes, and my desire; While all the preachers of thy word
Warn me t escape eternal fire. 6 Thy praise shall still employ my breath, Since thou hast mark'd my way to
heav'n; Nor will I run the road to death,
And waste the blessings thou hast giv'n.
1 LORD, I ascribe it to thy grace,
And not to chance as others do, That I was born of Christian race,
And not a heathen nor a Jew. 2 What would the ancient Jewish kings
And Jewish prophets once have giv'n,
Could they have heard those glorious
things Which Christ reveal'd and brought
from heav'n! 3 How glad the heathens would have been,
That worshipp'd idols, wood and stone, If they the book of God had seen,
Or Jesus and his gospel known! 4 Then if this gospel I refuse,
How shall I e'er lift up my eyes; For all the Gentiles and the Jews,
Against me will in judgment rise.
1 GREAT God, with wonder and with praise
On all thy works I look; But still thy wisdom, pow'r, and grace,
Shine brightest in thy book.