252: SWEET the moments, rich in blessingby James Allen (1734-1804), and W. W. Shirley (1725-1786)
1 SWEET the moments, rich in blessing,
Musing o'er the cross we spend;
Life, and health, and peace possessing
From the dying sinners' Friend.
2 Here we rest --- in wonder viewing
All our guilt on Jesus laid,
And a full redemption flowing
From the sacrifice He made.
3 Here we find the dawn of heaven,
While upon the Lamb we gaze,
See our trespasses forgiven,
And our songs of triumph raise.
4 O that strong in faith abiding,
We may to the Saviour cleave,
Nought with Him our hearts dividing,
All for Him content to leave!
5 May we still, God's mind discerning,
To the Lamb for wisdom go;
There new wonders daily learning,
All the depths of mercy know.
Alternative tunes (188.8.131.52.)