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THE FULNESS OF CHRIST.
(DIE FÜLLE CHRISTI.)
WHERE is Divine compassion, that will sinners not
despise ;Love, that with open arms would meet the penitent who
cries? Where shall all guilt be covered o'r ; and who can sins
forgive; And, in death's terrors, who true life and blessedness can
give? Take courage, trembling-hearted ones! such perfect grace
is found : Such Fulness of compassion doth in Jesus Christ abound.
Where is there balm for wounds; and who can healing
power impart; Who, comfort and support devise, for joyless, lonely
heart? Who shall raise up the fallen ones—the weary souls
Who strengthen them to run their course, and keep them
right and true ? Be comforted, desponding hearts ; such strengthening
help is found : In Jesus Christ this Fulness of compassion doth abound.
Who giveth life that satisfies? Who can give joy in
woe? Who keeps our hearts in glad content with all that God
may do? Who giveth child-like faith, and lays us on The Father's
Breast;Reveals His wonders to our souls, and keeps us in His
Rest? Rejoice, poor homeless wanderers: this Resting-Place is
found : This Fulness of all mercy doth in Jesus Christ abound.
The spirit of God's children, is there one who can be
stow ? What hand can give humility, and keep us meek and
low? Who giveth love that faileth not, and shuns no sacri
ficeThat with glad hearts rejoiceth, and doth weep with
weeping eyes ?
O thank The Heavenly Father that this blessed gift is
found ! This Fulness of all graces in Christ Jesus doth abound.
Who leaves us not, in dying, any fear of death to know; But giveth endless joy and life, when forth from earth we
go? Who to the earth the seed entrusts, which there a season
lies, That through His Word, when Spring-time comes, in
glory it may rise ? Give thanks and sing, O children ; for this blessedness is
I found: In Jesus Christ this Fulness of Salvation doth abound.
0 Thou, our only Helper--Who, to all, all things
must be; Because by God's good pleasure, all His Fulness dwells
in Thee ! Draw Thou all hearts to Thee, and let Thy Love all souls
embrace ; And let all seeking spirits find the treasures of Thy
Grace ! O blessèd children, that partake of what Thou dost impart; And, thus partaking, through Thy Love, thus know Thee
as Thou art !