106 HEBER. C. M.
I. Hark, the glad sound! the Sav - iour comes—The Sav-i'our, prorn - is'd long;
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Let ev - 'ry heart pre - pare a throne, And ev - 'ry voice a
Design and Object of his Advent. C M.
2 He comes, the pris'ner to release,
In Satan's bondage held;
The gates of brass before him burst,
The iron fetters yield.
3 He comes, from thickest films of vice,
To clear the mental ray.
And on the eyes oppres-'d by night
To pour celestial day.
4 He comes, the broken heart to bind,
The wounded soul to cure,
And, with the treasures of his grace,
T' enrich the humble poor.
5 Our glad hosannas, Prince of peace,
Thy welcome shall proclaim,
And heaven's eternal arches ring
With thy beloved name.
107 Stupenduous Love. C M.
I Plunged in a gulf of dark despair,
We wretched sinners lay,
Without one cheering beam of hope,
Or spark of glimm'ring day.
2 With pitying eyes the Prince of grace
Beheld our helpless grief;
He saw, and ( O amazing love)!
He ran to our relief.
3 Down from the shining seats above
With joyful haste he fled,
Entered the grave in mortal flesh,
And dwelt among the dead.
4 O for this love let rocks and hills
Their lasting silence break!
And all harmonious human tongues
The Saviour's praises speak.
5 Angels, assist our mighty joys,
Strike all your harps of gold;
But when you raise your highest notes,
His love can ne'er be told!
108 The Fountain of Atonement.
I There is a fountain filled with blood,
Drawn from Immanuel's veins;
And sinners, plunged beneath that flood,
Lose all their guilty stains.
2 The dying thief rejoiced to see
That fountain in his day;
And there may I, though vile as he,
Wash all my sins away.
3 Dear dying Lamb, thy precious blood
Shall never lose its power,
Till all the ransomed Church of God
Be saved to sin no more.
4 E'er since, by faith, I saw the stream
Thy flowing wounds supply,
Redeeming love has been my theme,
And shall be till I die.
5 Then, in a nobler, sweeter song,
I'll sing thv power to save,
When this poor lisping, stamm'ring tongue-
Lies silent in the grave.