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How Shall I My Savior Set Forth?

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"And He is before all things, and in Him all things consist" (Colossians 1:17).

1.   How shall I my Savior set forth?
         How shall I His beauties declare?
      O how shall I speak of His worth,
         Or what His chief dignities are?
      His angels can never express,
         Nor saints who sit nearest His throne,
      How rich are His treasures of grace;
         No! this is a mystery unknown.

2.   In Him all the fulness of God
         Forever transcendently shines;
      Though once like a mortal He stood,
         To finish His gracious designs.
      Though once He was nailed to the cross,
         Vile rebels like me to set free;
      His glory sustained no loss,
         Eternal His kingdom shall be.

3.   His wisdom, His love, and His pow'r
         Seemed then with each other to vie;
      When sinners He stooped to restore,
         Poor sinners condemned to die!
      He laid all His grandeur aside,
         And dwelt in a cottage of clay;
      Poor sinners He loved, till He died
         To wash their pollution away.

4.   O sinner, believe and adore
         The Savior so rich to redeem;
      No creature can ever explore
         The treasures of goodness in Him.
      Come, all ye who see yourselves lost,
         And feel yourselves burdened with sin,
      Draw near, while with terror you're tossed;
         Believe, and your peace shall begin.

5.   Now, sinner, attend to His call,
         "Whoso hath an ear, let him hear!"
      He promises mercy to all,
         Who feel their sad wants, far and near;
      He riches has ever in store,
         And treasures that never can waste;
      Here's pardon, here's grace, yea, and more:
         Here's glory eternal at last.

"How Shall I My Savior Set Forth?"
Words by James Maxwell (1720-1800)
Music: Early American Melody

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