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Eternal praises to the Lord,
HYMN 203. P. M. [#]
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 him,
Resplendent in glory, to live and to save :
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 end;
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 CHRIST.
HYMN 204. H. M.
1 ALL hail, redeeming Lord!
2 To thee the hoary head
Its silver honours pays;
Devotes his brightest days;
3 O haste, triumphant Prince,
4 All hail, ascended Lord!
Eternal be thy reign;
Behold the nations sue
To wear thy gentle chain :
When earth and time are known no more, Thy throne shall stand forever sure.
HYMN 205. L. M. [#]
Kingdom of Christ.
1 GREAT God, whose universal sway The known and unknown worlds obey, Extend the kingdom of thy Son, Display his power, exalt his throne.
2 As rain on meadows newly mown
4 The saints shall flourish in his days, Dressed in the robes of joy and praise; Peace, like a river, from his throne, Shall flow to nations yet unknown.
HYMN 206. H. M. [#]
1 COME, sing a Saviour's power,
And chant his growing fame : Wide o'er the world a King shall reign, And righteousness and peace maintain.
2 The sceptre of his grace
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. [#]
1 JESUS his empire shall extend ;
2 From sea to sea, from shore to shore, All nations shall be blest :
We hear the noise of war no more;
3 As rain descends in gentle showers
4 So Jesus, by his heavenly grace,
5 Long as the sun shall rule the day,
6 All that the reign of sin destroyed
HYMN 208. L. M. [#]
Dominion of Christ.
1 THUS the eternal Father spake
To Christ the Son :-Ascend, and sit
Thy word, the sceptre in thy hand,
And bow their wills to thy command.
4 O power divine! O glorious day!