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|SWEET the moments, rich in blessing,
Which before the cross I spend,
Life, and health, and peace possessing
From the sinner’s dying Friend!
|2||Here I rest, in wonder viewing
All my sins on Jesus laid,
And a full redemption flowing
From the sacrifice He made.
|3||Here I find my hope of Heaven,
While upon the Lamb I gaze;
Loving much, and much forgiven,
Let my heart o’erflow in praise.
|4||Love and grief my heart dividing,
With my tears His feet I’ll bathe;
Constant still in faith abiding
Life deriving from His death.
|5||Lord, in ceaseless contemplation
Fix my thankful heart on Thee!
Till I taste Thy full salvation,
And Thine unveiled glory see.
|William Walter Shirley, 1725-86|