252. Sweet the Moments Which, in Blessing

8,7.
by Jas. Allen, 1757, altered by Shirley
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Sweet the moments which, in blessing,
 
Musing o'er the cross we spend;
 
Life and health and peace possessing
 
From the dying sinner's Friend.
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Here we rest—in wonder viewing
 
All our guilt on Jesus laid!
 
And a full redemption flowing
 
From the sacrifice He made.
Isaiah 53:4-8; Hebrews 9:12
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Here we find the dawn of heaven,
 
While upon the Lamb we gaze,
 
See our trespasses forgiven,
 
And our songs of triumph raise.
Colossians 2:13
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Oh! that strong in faith abiding,
 
We may to the Saviour cleave,
 
Naught with Him our hearts dividing,
 
All for Him content to leave.
Romans 4:20; Acts 11:23; Philippians 3:8
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May we still, God's mind discerning,
 
To the Lamb for wisdom go:
 
There new wonders daily learning,
 
All the depths of mercy know.
Romans 12:2; Colossians 2:3; 1 Peter 1:3