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Eternal praises to the Lord,
That we can read his holy word,
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 him,

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 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,
For Jesus hath risen, and man shall not die.

EMPIRE OF CHRIST.

HYMN 204. H. M.
H. M. [#]

Christ Victorious.

1 ALL hail, redeeming Lord!
The wondrous things foretold
Of thee, in sacred writ,
With joy our eyes behold:
Still does thy arm new trophies wear,
And monuments of glory rear.

2 To thee the hoary head

Its silver honours pays;
To thee the blooming youth

Devotes his brightest days;
All ages grateful tributes bring,
And bow to thee, all-conquering King.

3 O haste, triumphant Prince,
That happy, glorious day,
When souls, like drops of dew,
Shall own thy gentle sway;
O, may it bless our longing eyes,
And bear our shouts beyond the skies!

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
Shall Jesus send his blessings down:
His
grace on fainting souls distils
Like heavenly dew on thirsty hills.
3 The heathen lands, that lie beneath
The shades of overspreading death,
Revive amid his dawning light,
And deserts blossom at the sight.

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. [#]
Empire of Righteousness.

1 COME, sing a Saviour's power,
And praise his mighty name;
His wondrous love adore,

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 :
The conquest of his truth shall show
What an almighty arm can do.
3 His alienated sons,

By sin beguiled, betrayed,
Shall then be born at once,

And willing subjects made:
Such numbers shall his courts adorn,
As dew-drops of the vernal morn.
4 His realm shall ever stand,

By liberal things upheld,
And, from his bounteous hand,

All hearts with joy be filled;
A universe with praise shall own
The countless honours of his throne.

HYMN 207. C. M. [#]
Reign of Christ.

1 JESUS his empire shall extend ;
Beneath his gentle sway
Kings of the earth shall humbly bend,
And his commands obey.

2 From sea to sea, from shore to shore, All nations shall be blest :

We hear the noise of war no more;
He gives his people rest.

3 As rain descends in gentle showers
In each returning spring,
Awakes to life the fragrant flowers,
And makes creation sing,-

4 So Jesus, by his heavenly grace,
Descends on man below;
His blessings on the human race
In gentle currents flow.

5 Long as the sun shall rule the day,
Or moon shall cheer the night,
The Saviour shall his sceptre sway,
By love's resistless might.

6 All that the reign of sin destroyed
Shall Zion's King restore,
And, from the treasures of the Lord,
Give boundless blessings more.

HYMN 208. L. M. [#]

Dominion of Christ.

1 THUS the eternal Father spake

To Christ the Son :-Ascend, and sit
At my right hand till I shall make
Thy foes submissive at thy feet.
2 From Zion shall thy word proceed;

Thy word, the sceptre in thy hand,
Shall make the hearts of rebels bleed,

And bow their wills to thy command.
3 That day shall show thy power is great,
When saints shall flock with willing minds,
And sinners crowd thy temple gate,
Where holiness in beauty shines.

4 O power divine! O glorious day!
What a large victory shall ensue !
And converts, who thy grace obey,
Exceed the drops of morning dew!

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