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3 Yet soon reviving plants and flowers
Anew shall deck the plain ;
And flourish green again.
Man sleeps in death's dark gloom,
The slumbers of the tomb.
become to us
And mingle with the blest.
HYMN 202. L. P. M. [#]
Life, Death, and Resurrection. | ETERNAL God, how frail is man ! Few are the hours, and short the span,
Between the cradle and the grave : Who can prolong his vital breath ? Who from the bold demands of death
Hath skill to fly, or power to save ? 2 But let no murmuring heart complain, That, therefore, man is made in vain,
Nor the Creator's grace distrust ;
A bright reward attends the just.
And we the glorious tidings hear :
Eternal praises to the Lord,
And find a resurrection there.
HYMN 203. P. M. [#]
Hymn for Easter. 1 Lift your glad voices in triumph on high,
For Jesus hath risen, and man cannot die : Vain were the terrors that gathered around him,
And short the dominion of death and the grave ; He burst from the fetters of darkness that bound
hiin, Resplendent in glory, to live and to save :
Loud was the chorus of angels on high,
The Saviour hath risen, and man shall not die. 2 Glory to God in full anthems of joy,
The being he gave us death cannot destroy : Sad were the life we must part with to-morrow,
If tears were our birthright, and death were our But Jesus hath cheered the dark valley of sorrow, And bade us, immortal, to heaven ascend :
Lift, then, your voices in triumph on high,
EMPIRE OF OHRIST.
HYMN 204. H. M. [#]
The wondrous things foretold
With joy our eyes behold :
Its silver honours pays ;
Devotes his brightest days;
That happy, glorious day,
Shall own thy gentle sway ;
Eternal be thy reign;
To wear thy gentle chain :
HYMN 205. L. M. [#]
Kingdom of Christ.
The known and unknown worlds obey,
Display his power, exalt his throne.
Shall Jesus send his blessings down :
Like heavenly dew on thirsty hills.
The shades of overspreading death,
And deserts blossom at the sight.
Dressed in the robes of joy and praise ;
HYMN 206. H. M. [#]
Empire of Righteousness.
And praise his mighty name;
And chant his growing fame :
He shall forever wield;
His foes, before his face,
To strength divine shall yield :
By sin beguiled, betrayed,
And willing subjects made :
By liberal things upheld,
All hearts with joy be filled;
HYMN 207. C. M. [#]
Reign of Christ.
Beneath his gentle sway
And his commands obey.
All nations shall be blest:
He gives his people rest.
In each returning spring,
And makes creation sing,