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Hymn #394: 'Tis The Gospel'S Joyful Tidings

Hymn #393 Hymn #395

The Gospel

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394 (8.7.8.7) John Kent

'Tis the gospel's joyful tidings,

Full salvation sweetly sounds;

Grace to heal thy foul backslidings,

Sinner, flows from Jesus' wounds.

Are thy sins beyond recounting,

Like the sand the ocean laves?

Jesus is of life the fountain;

He unto the utmost saves.

Love's abyss there's no exploring;

'Tis beyond the seraph's ken;

Prostrate at Thy feet adoring,

We revere Thy love to men.

Hail the Lamb who came to save us;

Hail the love that made Him die!

'Tis the gift that God hath giv'n us;

We'll proclaim His honours high.

When we join the gen'ral chorus

Of the royal blood-bought throng,

Who to glory went before us,

Saved from ev'ry tribe and tongue,

Then we'll make the blissful regions

Echo to our Saviour's praise;

While the bright angelic legions

Listen to the charming lays.

Hymn #393 Hymn #395