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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.
The bed of peaceful rest,
And mingle with the blest.
HYMN 202. L. P. M. [#]
Life, Death, and Resurrection.
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; For though his servants; day by day, Go to their graves, and turn to clay,
A bright reward attends the just. 3 Jesus hath made thy purpose known, A new and better life hath shown,
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
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
But Jesus hath cheered the dark valley of sorrow,
Lift, then, your voices in triumph on high,
EMPIRE OF CHRIST.
HYMN 204. H. M. [#]
The wondrous things foretold
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. 2 As rain on meadows newly mown
Shall Jesus send his blessings down :
Like heavenly dew on thirsty hills. 3 The heathen lands, that lie beneath
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. 2 From sea to sea, from shore to shore,
All nations shall be blest :
He gives his people rest.
In each returning spring,
And makes creation sing,