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Vinegar, and gall, and reed,
And the pang His soul that freed ;3. These shall ghostly strength restore,
Make our hearts with love run o'er,
And mature its glorious fruit. 4. Crucified, we Thee adore,
Thee with all our hearts implore,
In the realms of heav'nly light.
Christ, for us a captive made,
"God forbid that I should glory, save in the Cross of our Lord Jesus Christ.”—Gal. vi. 14. 52 THE Royal Banners forward
go ;. The Cross shines forth in mystic glow, Where He in Flesh, our flesh Who made,
Our sentence boie, our ransom paid.
Life's torrent rushing from His side,
Where mingled Water flow'd and Blood. 3. Whom prophets sang in heav'nly strain,
A King that should for ever reign,
upon His purple ThroneLet all the earth His sceptre own! 4. Behold the Tree of life and light;
The Tree with royal purple bright;
Elect, on whose triumphal breast
Those holy limbs should find their rest : 5. On whose dear arms, so widely flung,
The weight of this world's ransom hung;
And spoil the Spoiler of his prey. 6. To Thee, Eternal Three in One,
Let homage meet by all be done;
“ Behold, I will stand before thee there npon the rock in. Horeb;
and thou shalt smite the rock, and there shall come water out of it, that the people may drink. And Moses did so in the sight of the elders of Israel.”—Exod. xvii. 6.
“ One of the soldiers with a spear pierced His side, and forthwith came thereout Blood and Water."-S.John, xix. 34. 53 ROCK of Ages ! cleft for me,
Let me hide myself in Thee;
Save from wrath and make me pure. 2. Nothing in my hand I bring,
Only to Thy Cross I cling :
Thou must save, and Thou alone. 3. While I draw this fleeting breath,
When mine eyelids close in death,
4. Praise and honour without end
God the Father's Name attend;
“God forbid that I should glory, save in the Cross of our Lord Jesus Christ."--Gal. vi. 14. 54 WHEN I survey the wondrous Cross
On which the Prince of Glory died, My richest gain I count but loss,
And pour contempt on all my pride. 2. Forbid it, Lord, that I should boast,
Save in the Cross of Christ, my God;
I sacrifice them to His Blood. 3. See, from His head, His hands, His feet,
Sorrow and love flow mingled down;
Or thorns compose so rich a crown? 4. Were the whole realm of nature mine,
That were an off 'ring far too small;
Demands my life, my soul, my all! Amen.
SUNDAY NEXT BEFORE EASTER. “ And the multitudes that went before, and that followed, cried, saying, Hosanna to the Son of David; Blessed is Hé that cometh in the Name of the Lord: Hosanna in the highest."-S. Matt. xxi. 9. 55 GLORY, praise, and honour be,
Christ, our Lord, alone to Thee-
2. Thee the sons of Salem greet,
Thee with palms go forth to meet,
We rejoice to welcome now. 3. On Thy road to suff'ring they
Sought the meed of praise to pay ;
High enthron’d, our melody.
Lifted hearts our boughs of palm ;
This our song of victory.
Be, through never-ending days,
And the Spirit, Three in One! Amen. " He was taken from prison and from judgment.”—Isa. liii. 8. 56 FROM judgment taken, lo, beneath
His own Cross faintly bending,
Is wearily ascending. 2. And now, His hands and feet pierc'd through,
Upon the Cross they raise Him,
For man was pleas’d to cherish !
That sinners might not perish. 4. Our sin's pollution to remove
His Blood was ask'd and given :
So mighty was the Saviour's love,
So great the wrath of Heaven.
And chain of condemnation,
For our entire salvation.
The Lamb for sinners given,
Our hearts are rais'd to Heaven. Amen.
“ Behold and see if there be any sorrow like unto My sorrow."-Lam. i. 12.
57 Go to dark Gethsemane,
Ye who feel the Tempter's power;
Watch with Him one bitter hour !
Learn of Him to watch and pray. 2. See Him in the Judgment-hall,
Bound, and beaten, and arraign'd;
0, the pangs His soul sustain'd!
Learn of Christ to bear the Cross. 3. Calvary's mournful hill ascend,
There see grace and justice meet,
God's own Sacrifice complete !