252. Sweet the Moments Which, in Blessing

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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
“Surely he hath borne our griefs, and carried our sorrows: yet we did esteem him stricken, smitten of God, and afflicted. But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed. All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned every one to his own way; and the Lord hath laid on him the iniquity of us all. He was oppressed, and he was afflicted, yet he opened not his mouth: he is brought as a lamb to the slaughter, and as a sheep before her shearers is dumb, so he openeth not his mouth. He was taken from prison and from judgment: and who shall declare his generation? for he was cut off out of the land of the living: for the transgression of my people was he stricken.” (Isaiah 53:4-8)
“Neither by the blood of goats and calves, but by his own blood he entered in once into the holy place, having obtained eternal redemption for us.” (Hebrews 9:12)
“And you, being dead in your sins and the uncircumcision of your flesh, hath he quickened together with him, having forgiven you all trespasses.” (Colossians 2:13)
“He staggered not at the promise of God through unbelief; but was strong in faith, giving glory to God.” (Romans 4:20)
“Who, when he came, and had seen the grace of God, was glad, and exhorted them all, that with purpose of heart they would cleave unto the Lord.” (Acts 11:23)
“Yea doubtless, and I count all things but loss for the excellency of the knowledge of Christ Jesus my Lord: for whom I have suffered the loss of all things, and do count them but dung, that I may win Christ.” (Philippians 3:8)
“And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.” (Romans 12:2)
“In whom are hid all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge.” (Colossians 2:3)
“Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, which according to his abundant mercy hath begotten us again unto a lively hope by the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead.” (1 Peter 1:3)