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HYMN 284.

C. M. [ #]

New Creation.
1 WHEN will the eyelids of that morn

Open upon our sight,
When all creation shall be born,

And day disperse the night?
2 When will the Sun of Righteousness,

With healing in his wings,
The numerous sons of Adam bless

With love's eternal springs?
3 The promised day will surely come;

Its brightness shall unfold
What Jesus hath for mortals done,

While we with joy behold. 4 A new creation then shall rise

By the Almighty's hand,
And, though the old creation dies,

The new shall always stand.

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HYMN 285. C. M. [#]

New Jerusalem descending. 1 Lo, what a glorious sight appears

To our believing eyes !
The earth and sea shall

pass away,
And yonder rolling skies.
2 From heaven above, where God resides,

That holy, happy place,
The New Jerusalem comes down,

Adorned with shining grace.

3 Attending angels shout for joy,

Celestial armies sing ;
Mortals, behold the sacred seat

Of your descending King.
4 His own soft hand shall wipe the tears

From every weeping eye ;
And pains, and groans, and griefs, and fears,

And death itself, shall die.
5 How long, dear Saviour, O how long

Shall this bright hour delay?
Fly swifter round, ye wheels of time,

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 saves from sin,—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;

He 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.
1 Awake the song that gave to earth

Salvation in Immanuel's birth !
Angelic tongues the strain began,-

'Twas peace on earth, good will to man.
2 Celestial peace ! and is it ours

To strike the harp on Salem's towers ?
To welcome back the dove that brings

The balm of healing in her wings?
3 She comes! and, lo, the orphan's wail

No longer loads the passing gale ;
Contentment sheds her sacred calm,

And nature owns the sovereign charm. 4 She comes ! and banner, spear and plume,

That led to conquest and the tomb,
Wreathed with the olive, now adorn
The triumph of salvation's morn.

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HYMN 288. C. M. [#]

Salvation. 1 SalvatION! O the joyful sound !

'Tis pleasure to our ears ; A sovereign balm for every wound,

A cordial for our fears. 2 Buried in sorrow and in sin,

At death's dark door we lay ; But we arise, by grace divine,

To see a heavenly day. 3 Salvation ! let the echo fly

The spacious earth around, While all the armies of the sky

Conspire to raise the sound.

HYMN 289. L. M. [#]

Salvation by Christ. 1 SALVATION is for ever nigh

The souls that love and trust the Lord; And grace, descending from on high,

Fresh hopes of glory shall afford. 2 Now truth and mercy meet on earth,

In Christ, for our salvation given ;
And, by a new celestial birth,

He fits us for the courts of heaven. 3 His peace and glory shall abound,

Religion dwell on earth again ;
Its balmy comforts spread around,

In our Redeemer's gentle reign.

4 By him we have access to God;

Our wandering feet shall stray no more ; While his salvation shines abroad,

We'll praise his justice, love, and power.

HYMN 290. S. M. [#]

Praise for Salvation. 1 Sing to Jehovah's name,

And in his strength rejoice;
When his salvation is our theme,

Exalted be our voice.
2 With thanks approach his sight,

And hymns of honour sing;
The Lord's a God of boundless might,

The whole creation's King. 3 Let princes, angels, know,

How mean their natures seem;
Those gods on high, and gods below,

When once compared with him. 4 Earth, with its caverns deep,

Lies in his spacious hand;
He fixed the seas what bounds to keep,

And where the hills must stand. 5 Come, humble souls, adore,

Come, kneel before his face;
O may the creatures of his

power
Be children of his grace!

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