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3 Yet soon reviving plants and flowers

Anew shall deck the plain ;
The woods shall hear the voice of spring,

And flourish green again.
4 So, to the dreary grave consigned,

Man sleeps in death's dark gloom,
Till the eternal morning wake

The slumbers of the tomb.
5 O may the grave become to us

The bed of peaceful rest,
Whence we shall gladly rise at length,

And mingle with the blest.

HYMN 202. L. P. M. [#]

Life, Death, and Resurrection.
1 ETERNAL God, how frail is man !
Few are the hours, and short the span,
Between the cradle and the

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,
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.


HYMN 204. 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.
i 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,

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