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Ye happy souls, draw near ;
Saviour's face :
The Father's love displayed ;
Ye mourning souls, be glad :
HYMN 282. P. M. [#]
New Jerusalem. 1 Away with our sorrow and fear; We soon shall recover our home
; The city of saints shall appear,
The day of eternity come :
And mount to our native abode,
The palace of angels and God. 2 By faith we already behold
That lovely Jerusalem here;
As crystal her buildings are clear ;
She stands as she ever hath stood, And brightly her Builder displays,
And flames with the glory of God. 3 No need of the sun in that day,
Which never is followed by night,
Where Christ does his brightness display,
A pure and a permanent light:
And lo, by reflection, they shine,
And bright in effulgence divine !
HYMN 283. C. M. [#]
A pure and countless band,
In glorious order stand. 2 From earth's remotest bounds they came,
From tribulations great,
Have reached the heavenly state.
From every stain of sin;
And of his mercies sing.
From burning heats refreshed ;
And give them endless rest.
And they his wonders tell,
And God with them shall dwell.
HYMN 284. C. M. [#] ]
Open upon our sight,
And day disperse the night?
With healing in his wings,
With love's eternal springs ?
Its brightness shall unfold
While we with joy behold. 4 A new creation then shall rise
By the Almighty's hand,
The new shall always stand.
HYMN 285. C. M. [+]
New Jerusalem descending.
To our believing eyes !
And yonder rolling skies. 2 From heaven above, where God resides,
That holy, happy place,
Adorned with shining grace.
3 Attending angels shout for joy,
Celestial armies sing ;
Of your descending King.
From every weeping eye ;
And death itself, shall die.
Shall this bright hour delay?
And bring the welcome day.
GRACE AND SALVATION.
HYMN 286. L. M. [#]
Salvation by Grace. 1 Now to the power of God supreme
Be everlasting honours given; He from
,we bless his name, And calls our wandering feet to heaven 2 Not for our duties or deserts,
But of his own abundant grace, He works salvation in our hearts,
And forms a people for his praise. 3 'Twas his own purpose that begun
To rescue sinners doomed to die e ;
gave us grace in Christ his Son,
Before he spread the starry sky. 4 Jesus, the Lord, appeared at last,
And made his Father's counsels known; Declared the great transactions past,
And brought immortal blessings down. 5 He died ! and, in that dreadful night,
Did all the powers of death destroy ; Rising, he brought our heaven to light,
And took possession of the joy.
HYMN 287. L. M. [#]
Morn of Salvation.
Salvation in Immanuel's birth !
'Twas peace on earth, good will to man! 2 Celestial peace ! and is it ours
To strike the harp on Salem's towers ?
The balm of healing in her wings?
No longer loads the passing gale ;
And nature owns the sovereign charm.
That led to conquest and the tomb,