201. St. Agnes    Durham

 CM

 

O LORD, how much Thy Name unfolds

To every opened ear;

The pardoned sinner's memory holds

None other half so dear.

 

2. Jesus! it speaks a life of love,

And sorrows meekly borne;

It tells of sympathy above,

Whatever griefs we mourn.

 

3. It tells us of Thy sinless walk

In fellowship with God;

And to our ears no tale so sweet

As Thine atoning blood.

 

4. This Name encircles every grace

That God, as man, could show;

There only can the Spirit trace

A perfect life below.

 

5. The mention of Thy Name shall bow

Our hearts to worship Thee;

The chiefest of ten thousand Thou!

The chief of sinners we.

 

 

202. St. Kilda    Wetherby   

 CM

 

O LORD, when we the path retrace

Which Thou on earth hast trod,

To man Thy wondrous love and grace,

Thy faithfulness to God.

 

2. Thy love to man, so sorely tried,

Proved stronger than the grave;

The very spear that pierced Thy side

Drew forth the blood to save.

 

3. Faithful amidst unfaithfulness,

Midst darkness only light,

Thou didst Thy Father's Name confess,

And in His will delight.

 

4. Unmoved by Satan's subtle wiles,

By suffering, shame, and loss;

Thy path, uncheered by earthly smiles,

Led only to the Cross.

 

5. O Lord, with sorrow and with shame,

We meekly would confess,

How little we, who bear Thy Name,

Thy mind, Thy ways express.

 

6. Give us Thy meek, Thy lowly mind;

We would obedient be;

And all our rest and pleasure find

In fellowship with Thee.

 

 

203. Marienberg    Cornwall    Innsbruck    Meribah    Ravendale    Redeeming Love

 8.8.6.8.8.6.

 

O LOVE divine, how sweet Thou art!

When shall I find my longing heart

All taken up by Thee?

O may I pant and thirst to prove

The greatness of redeeming love!

The love of Christ to me.

 

2. God only knows the love of God:

O that it more were shed abroad

In this poor longing heart!

For love I sigh, for love I pine;

This only portion, Lord, be mine,

Be mine this better part.

 

3. O that I may for ever sit,

Like Mary, at the Master's feet!

Be this my happy choice;

My only care, my only bliss,

My joy, my heaven on earth be this,

To hear the Bridegroom's voice.

 

4. O that I may like favoured John

Recline my wearied head upon

My Saviour's loving breast!

From care, and sin, and sorrow free,

Give me, O Lord, to find in Thee

My everlasting rest.

 

 

204. Berkshire   Norfolk    Broughton

 LM

 

O LORD, where'er Thy people meet

There they behold Thy mercy‑seat:

Where'er they seek Thee, Thou art found,

And every place is hallowed ground.

 

2. Great Shepherd of Thy chosen few

Thy former mercies here renew;

Here to our waiting hearts proclaim

The sweetness of Thy saving Name.

 

3. Now may we prove the power of prayer

To strengthen faith and banish care;

To teach our faint desires to rise,

And bring all heaven before our eyes.

 

 

205. Morning Light    Sewing    Lymington 

 7.6.7.6.D

 

O LORD, who now art seated

Above the heavens on high,

The gracious work completed,

For which Thou cam'st to die.

To Thee our hearts are lifted

While pilgrims wand'ring here,

For Thou art truly gifted

Our every weight to bear.

 

2. We know that Thou hast bought us

And cleansed us by Thy blood;

We know Thy grace has brought us

As kings and priests to God.

We know that soon the morning,

Long looked for, hast'neth near,

When we, at Thy returning,

In glory shall appear.

 

3. O Lord, Thy love's unbounded!

So full, so vast, so free!

Our thoughts are all confounded

Whene'er we think on Thee.

For us Thou cam'st from heaven,

For us to bleed and die;

That, purchased and forgiven,

We might ascend on high.

 

4. O let this love constrain us

To give our hearts to Thee;

Let nothing henceforth pain us

But that which paineth Thee.

Our joy, our one endeavour,

Through suff'ring, conflict, shame,

To serve Thee, gracious Saviour,

And magnify Thy Name.

 

 

206. Ewing    Llangloff    Lymington    Penlan    Morning Light

 7.6.7.6.D

 

O LORD, Thy love's unbounded!

So sweet, so full, so free!

My soul is all transported

Whene'er I think of Thee.

Yet, Lord, alas! what weakness

Within myself I find;

No infant's changing pleasure

Is like my wandering mind.

 

2. And yet Thy love's unchanging,

And doth recall my heart

To joy in all its brightness

The peace its beams impart!

Yet sure, if in Thy presence

My soul still constant were,

Mine eye would, more familiar,

Its brighter glories bear.

 

3. And thus Thy deep perfections

Much better should I know,

And, with adoring fervour

Should in Thy likeness grow.

Still, sweet 'tis to discover,

If clouds have dimmed my sight,

When passed, eternal Lover,

Towards me, as e'er, Thou'rt bright.

 

4. O guard my soul, Lord Jesus,

Abiding still with Thee;

And if I wander, teach me

Soon back to Thee to flee,

That all Thy gracious favour

May to my soul be known;

And versed in this Thy goodness,

My hopes Thyself shalt crown.

 

 

207. St. Anne    St. Magnus

 CM

 

O GOD, our help in ages past,

Our hope for years to come,

Our shelter from the stormy blast,

And our eternal home.

 

2. Before the hills in order stood,

Or earth received her frame,

From everlasting Thou art God,

To endless years the same.

 

3. Under the shadow of Thy throne

Thy saints have dwelt secure;

Sufficient is Thine arm alone,

And our defence is sure.

 

4. O God, our help in ages past,

Our hope for years to come,

Be Thou our guard while life shall last,

And our eternal home.

 

 

208. Lynnwood    Credition    Tiverton

 CM

 

O WHAT a lonely path were ours

Could we, O Father, see

No home or rest beyond it all,

No guide or help in Thee.

 

2. But Thou art near and with us still

To keep us on the way

That leads along the vale of tears

To yon bright world of day.

 

3. There shall Thy glory, O our God!

Break fully on our view;

And we, Thy saints, rejoice to prove

That all Thy Word was true.

 

4. There Jesus, on His heavenly throne,

Our wondering eyes shall see;

While we the blest associates there

Of all His joy shall be.

 

5. Sweet hope! we leave without a sigh

A blighted world like this;

To bear the cross, despise the shame,

For all that weight of bliss.

 

 

209. Verily, Verily

 PM

 

O WHAT a Saviour that He died for me!

From condemnation He hath made me free;

He that believeth on the Son saith He,

Hath everlasting life.

 

Verily, verily, I say unto you;

Verily, verily, message ever new!

He that believeth on the Son, 'tis true.

Hath everlasting life.

 

2. All my iniquities on Him were laid,

All my indebtedness by Him was paid;

All who believe on Him, the Lord hath said,

Have everlasting life.

 

3. Though poor and needy I can trust my Lord;

Though weak and sinful I believe His Word;

O glad message! every child of God

Hath everlasting life.

 

4. Though all unworthy, yet I will not doubt;

For him that cometh He will not cast out;

He that believeth, O the good news shout!

HATH everlasting life.

 

 

210. Battishill

 7.7.7.7.

 

O OUR Saviour, crucified!

Near Thy Cross would we abide,

There to look with steadfast eye

On Thy dying agony.

 

2. Jesus bruised and put to shame

Tells us all Jehovah's Name;

God is love, we surely know

By the Saviour's depths of woe.

 

3. In His spotless soul's distress

We perceive our guiltiness;

O how vile our low estate

Since our ransom was so great.

 

4. Dwelling on Mount Calvary

Contrite shall our spirits be;

Rest and holiness shall find,

Fashioned like our Saviour's mind.

 

 

211. Broadlands    Spanish Hymn

 6.6.6.6.D

 

ONCE more before we part,

Bless the Redeemer's Name;

Let every tongue and heart

Praise and adore the Lamb.

 

Jesus, the sinner's Friend,

Him whom our souls adore,

His praises have no end;

Praise Him for evermore.

 

2. Lord, in Thy grace we came;

That blessing still impart;

We met in Jesus' Name;

In Jesus' Name we part.

 

3. Still on Thy holy Word

We'd live, and feed, and grow;

Go on to know the Lord,

And practise what we know.

 

 

212. Duke Street    Worcester

 LM

 

ON Christ salvation rests secure;

The Rock of Ages must endure;

Nor can that faith be overthrown

Which rests upon the "Living Stone."

 

2. No other hope shall intervene;

To Him we look, on Him we lean;

Other foundations we disown,

And build on Christ, the "Living Stone."

 

3. In Him it is ordained to raise

A temple to Jehovah's praise,

Composed of all His saints, who own

No Saviour but the "Living Stone."

 

4. View the vast building, see it rise;

The work, how great! the plan, how wise!

O wondrous fabric! power unknown,

That rests it on the "Living Stone."

 

5. But most adore His precious Name;

His glory and His grace proclaim;

For us, the lost, condemned, undone,

He gave Himself, the "Living Stone."

 

 

213. Tenderness    Makerstoun    Main    Ar Hyd Y Nos

 8.4.8.4.8.8.8.4.

 

ONE there is above all others;

O how He loves!

His is love beyond a brother's;

O how He loves!

Earthly friends may fail or leave us,

One day soothe, the next day grieve us,

But this Friend will ne'er deceive us;

O how He loves!

 

2. 'Tis eternal life to know Him;

O how He loves!

Think, O think how much we owe Him;

O how He loves!

With His precious blood He bought us,

In the wilderness He sought us,

To His fold He safely brought us;

O how He loves!

 

3. We have found a friend in Jesus;

O how He loves!

'Tis His great delight to bless us;

O how He loves!

How our hearts delight to hear Him

Bid us dwell in safety near Him!

Why should we distrust or fear Him?

O how He loves!

 

4. Through His Name we are forgiven;

O how He loves!

Backward shall our foes be driven;

O how He loves!

Best of blessings He'll provide us;

Nought but good shall e'er betide us;

Safe to glory He will guide us;

O how He loves!

 

 

214. Snowdon   Dearhurst    Vesper

8.7.8.7.D

 

ON Thy broken body feeding,

Lord, our hearts in one unite;

Here our souls behold Thee bleeding,

Put to grief in sinners' sight.

O that Jesus thus should love us,

Love us unto death and shame!

Let the dear remembrance move us

While we meet in His blest Name.

 

2. Here the pledge of Thy returning

Tells of all the joys of home,

And our hearts within us burning,

Cry "Amen, Lord Jesus, come!"

Soon, full soon, we thus together

In the Father's house shall meet;

And the heavenly courts for ever

Tread with undefiled feet.

 

 

215. Selma    Ebford    Southport    St Beuno    Tuam

 SM

 

O PATIENT, spotless One!

Our hearts in meekness train

To bear Thy yoke and learn of Thee,

That we may rest obtain.

 

2. Saviour! Thou art enough

The mind and heart to fill;

Thy life, to calm the anxious soul,

Thy love, its fear dispel.

 

3. O fix our earnest gaze

So wholly, Lord, on Thee,

That with Thy beauty occupied

We elsewhere none may see.

 

 

216. Emmanuel    Sawley    St Saviour    Warwick    Binchester

 CM

 

O PRECIOUS blood, O glorious death,

By which the sinner lives!

When stung by sin this blood we view,

And all our joy revives.

 

2. The blood that purchased our release,

And purged our crimson stains,

We challenge earth and hell to show

A sin it cannot cleanse.

 

3. Our scarlet crimes are made as wool,

And we brought nigh to God;

Thanks to that wrath‑appeasing death,

That heaven‑procuring blood.

 

4. The blood that makes His glorious Church

From every blemish free;

And O the riches of His love!

He poured it out for me.

 

5. The Father's everlasting love,

And Jesus' precious blood,

Shall be our endless themes of praise

In yonder blest abode.

 

6. In patience let us then possess

Our souls till He appear;

Our Head already is in heaven,

And we shall soon be there.

 

    

217. Rockingham    Abends    Fulda

 LM

 

O SPOTLESS Lamb of God, in Thee

The Father's holiness we see;

And with delight Thy children trace,

In Thee, His wondrous love and grace.

 

2. For Thou didst leave Thy throne above

To teach us that our God is Love;

And now we see His glory shine

In every word and deed of Thine.

 

3. When we behold Thee, Lamb of God,

Beneath our sin's tremendous load,

Expiring on the accursed tree,

How great our guilt with grief we see.

 

4. There we with joy Thy grace behold;

Its height and depth can ne'er be told!

It bursts our chains and sets us free,

And sweetly draws our souls to Thee.

 

5. The Cross reveals Thy love below;

But better soon our hearts shall know,

When we behold Thy face above,

The fulness of our Father's love.

 

 

218. Zacher    Buckland

 7.7.7.7.

 

O THOU spotless Lamb of God

Thou hast bought us with Thy blood;

We would value nought beside

Jesus, Jesus crucified.

 

2. We are Thine, and Thine alone;

This we gladly, fully own,

And in all our works and ways

Now would only seek Thy praise.

 

3. Help us to confess Thy Name,

Bear with joy the cross and shame;

Only seek to follow Thee,

Though reproach our portion be.

 

4. When Thou shalt in glory come,

And we reach our heavenly home,

Louder still our lips shall own

We are Thine, and Thine alone!

 

 

219. Melcombe

 LM

 

OUR Father! O what gracious ways

And thoughts of love that Name conveys!

It tells us of the tender care

Beloved children ever share.

 

2. Our Father! by Thy mercies past,

We learn on Thee our cares to cast;

And while our wants are known to Thee,

We need not fear whate'er they be.

 

3. How oft when wand'ring far away

Thy care has hedged up all our way;

So bidding us return and live,

And learn how much Thou canst forgive.

 

4. How precious are Thy thoughts to us!

How dear Thy Name revealed thus!

O make us followers of Thee,

As Thy dear children ought to be.

 

 

220. Munich    Cruger    Ellacombe    Pilgrimage    St Matthew

 7.6.7.6.D

 

OUR Father! we would worship

In Jesus' holy Name;

For He, whate'er our changes,

For ever is the same.

Through Him Thy children's praises

As incense sweet will be;

And songs Thy Spirit raises

Can want no melody.

 

2. The fire Thy love hath kindled

Shall never be put out;

The Spirit keeps it burning

Though dimmed by sin and doubt:

O make it burn more brightly

With purifying powers!

That we may value rightly

The grace that made Thee ours.

 

 

221. Haven of Rest    Fountain

 CMD

 

OUR souls are in God's mighty hand,

We're precious in His sight;

And you and I shall surely stand

With Him in glory bright.

 

We'll stem the storm, it won't be long,

We'll anchor by and by

In the haven of eternal rest,

With Jesus ever nigh.

 

2. Him eye to eye we then shall see,

Our face like His shall shine;

O what a glorious company

Where saints and angels join!

 

3. O what a joyful meeting there!

In robes of white arrayed;

We all shall join in praising Him

Whose glories never fade.

 

4. When we've been there ten thousand years,

Bright shining as the sun,

We'll have no less to sing His praise

Than when we first begun.

 

 

222. Boylston    Swabia

 SM

 

OUR times are in Thy hand;

Father, we wish them there!

Our life, our souls, our all we leave

Entirely to Thy care.

 

2. Our times are in Thy hand,

Whatever they may be;

Pleasing or painful, dark or bright,

As best may seem to Thee.

 

3. Our times are in Thy hand;

Why should we doubt or fear?

Our Father's hand will never cause

His child a needless tear.

 

4. Our times are in Thy hand,

Jesus the crucified!

The hand our many sins have pierced

Is now our guard and guide.

 

5. Our times are in Thy hand,

O Lord, our Advocate!

Nor is that hand outstretched in vain

For us to supplicate.

 

6. Our times are in Thy hand;

We'll always trust in Thee,

Till we have left this weary land

And all Thy glory see.

 

 

223. Crowning Day

 PM

 

OUR Lord is now rejected

And by the world disowned,

By the many still neglected

And by the few enthroned;

But soon He'll come in glory!

The hour is drawing nigh,

For the crowning day is coming

By and by.

 

O the crowning day is coming!

Is coming by and by!

When our Lord shall come in power

And glory from on high!

O the glorious sight will gladden

Each waiting, watchful eye,

In the crowning day that's coming

By and by.

 

2. The heavens shall glow with splendour;

But brighter far than they

The saints shall shine in glory

As Christ shall them array:

The beauty of the Saviour

Shall dazzle every eye

In the crowning day that's coming

By and by.

 

3. Our pain shall then be over,

We'll sin and sigh no more;

Behind us all our sorrow,

And nought but joy before

A joy in our Redeemer

As we to Him are nigh,

In the crowning day that's coming

By and by.

 

4. Let all who look for "hasten"

The coming joyful day

By earnest consecration

To walk the narrow way;

By gathering in the lost ones

For whom our Lord did die,

For the crowning day that's coming

By and by.

 

 

224. Love of Christ

 PM

 

OURS are peace and joy divine,

Who are one with Christ,

When, like branches in the vine,

We abide in Christ.

As a living grafted shoot,

Nourished from a hidden root,

We may bear all holy fruit

Through "the love of Christ."

 

Love of Christ, love of Christ,

Clusters grow on every branch

Through "the love of Christ."

 

2. Christian pity moves our heart

Through "the love of Christ;"

Other's woes pierce like a dart

When there's love to Christ.

Gospel tidings we must tell,

Sinners warn to flee from hell,

Lure and win, alarm, compel,

By "the love of Christ."

 

Love of Christ, love of Christ,

Heaven's ranks we'll seek to swell

For "the love of Christ."

 

3. We will love with tender care,

Knowing love to Christ,

Brethren who His image bear,

For "the love of Christ."

Jesus only shall we know,

And our love to all shall flow

In His blood‑bought Church below,

For "the love of Christ."

 

Love of Christ, love of Christ,

We now love all Christ‑like ones

For "the love of Christ."

 

4. Now we live and walk by faith

Through "the love of Christ:"

We can triumph over death,

One in life with Christ.

Rooted, settled, knowing more,

Depths and heights of love explore,

Till we gain the heavenly shore

Through "the love of Christ."

 

Love of Christ, love of Christ,

When He comes we then shall know

All "the love of Christ."

 

 

225. Hiding in Thee    Security    Montgomery    St Denio

 11.11.11.11.

 

O WHAT shall we feel in Thy presence when first

The visions of glory upon us shall burst!

Since now our soul longeth and seeketh for Thee;

O when, blessed Saviour, Thy face shall we see?

 

2. That face, once so marred, we shall gaze on at length,

And fearless behold, as the sun in his strength;

Those eyes, flames of fire, that so searching we prove,

Shall beam on us then inexpressible love.

 

3. Thy voice, like great waters, how calmly our soul

Shall hear in the glory its deep waters roll;

Though now it rebukes us and humbles our pride,

It shall speak only love to Thy glorified Bride.

 

4. O Thou who this world as a lone pilgrim trod,

Thy Father our Father, Thy God is our God;

To Thee we behold the bright seraphim bow;

Lord Jesus, what glory doth rest on Thee now!

 

5. Thy Spirit has shown God's deep purpose to be

To empty, then fill us with glory like Thee;

And now Thou dost wait ‑ Thy full joy to impart,

For that day of espousals ‑ the joy of Thy heart.

 

6. Now moment by moment, to answer our needs,

Thy blood, holy Saviour, in righteousness pleads;

And sheltered by that, how serene and how calm

Our souls on Thy bosom are shielded from harm.

 

7. We see Thee, Lord Jesus, with glory now crowned,

And waiting Thy coming, in peace would be found;

The visions of glory have turned all to dross;

For Thee give us grace to count all things but loss.