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Int J Then never shall my soul despair Beneath his cross I view the day
Her pardon to procure,

When heav'n and earth shall pass &. is au Who knows thine only Son has died And thus prepare to meet him. [way, To make that pardon sure.

HYMN 195. (III. 1.)
HYMN 193. (S. M.)

St. Luke xiii. 24-27.
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EEK, my soul, the narrow gate,
And must the dead arise,

Enter ere it be too late;

Many ask to enter there
Back to the open and not a single soul escape
His all-discerning eyes?

When too late to offer pray'r.
& And from his righteous lips

2 God from mercy's seat shall rise, Shall this dread sentence sound;

And for ever bar the skies:
Deep thietera And through the numerous guiltythrong Then, though sinners cry without,

Spread black despair around? He will say, “I know you not."
1 40 marlimen 3 " Depart from me, accurs’d,

3 Mournfully will they exclaim To everlasting flame,

Lord! we have profess'd thy name; Secure tre 5) 2! For rebel angels first prepard,

We have eat with thee, and heard Where mercy never came."

Heav'nly teaching in thy word. 5 Cheer's 10 How will my heart endure

4 Vain, alas! will be their plea,
The terrors of that day:

Workers of iniquity;
Tri mr appen 'When earth and heav'n before his face Sad their everlasting lot-
Astonish'd shrink away?

Christ will say, “ I know you not."
ETDI 5 But, ere the trumpet shakes
The mansions of the dead,

XIII. ETERNITY.
Elark, from the gospel's cheering sound,
What joyful tidings spread!

HYMN 196. (S. M.)
Oibe 72.3. the end 6 Ye sinners, seek his grace,

WHERE shall rest be found, 0

Rest for the weary soul ?-
Whose wrath ye cannot bear;

'Twere vain the ocean's depths to And let a Fly to the shelter of his cross,

Or pierce to either pole.
And find salvation there.

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2 The world can never give
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The bliss for which we sigh:
By which the Saviour bled;

'Tis not the whole of life to live,
And the last awful day shall pour

Nor all of death to die.
His blessings on your head.

3 Beyond this vale of tears
HYMN 194. (II. 7.)

There is a life above,
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REAT God, what do I see and hear! Unmeasur'd by the flight of years
The end of things created.

And all that life is love.
The Judge of man I see appear, 4 There is a death, whose pang
On clouds of glory seated :

Outlasts the fleeting breath:
Che trumpet sounds: the graves restore O what eternal horrors hang
The dead which they contain'd before: Around the second death!
Prepare, my soul, to meet him.

5 Lord God of truth and grace,
2 The dead in Christ shall first arise, Teach us that death to shun,

At the last trumpet's sounding, Lest we be driven from thy face,
Caught up to meet him in the skies, For evermore'undone.
With joy their Loi surrounding:

HYMN 197. (C. M.)
No gloomy fears their souls dismay,
His presence sheds eternal day

2 Cor. iv. 18.
On those prepar'd to meet him.
3 But sinners, fill'd with guilty fears,

Detain our hearts
Behold his wrath prevailing;

Regardless of immortal joys,
For they shall rise, and find their tears

And strangers to the skies!
And sighs are unavailing:

2 These transient scenes will soon de.
The day of grace is past and gone; They fade upon the sight; [cay,
Trembling they stand before the throne, And quickly will their brightest day
All unprepard to meet him.

Be lost in endless night. ( Great God, what do I see and hear! 3 Their brightest day, alas, how vain! The end of things created!

With conscious sighs we own; The Judge of man I see appear,

While clouds of sorrow, care, and pain,
On clouds of glory seated :

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4 O could our thoughts and wishes fly 5 0, could we make our doubts remove Above these gloomy shades,

Those gloomy doubts that rise ; To those bright worlds beyond the sky, And see the Canaan that we love, Which sorrow ne'er invades!

With faith's illumind eyes; 5 There, joys, unseen by mortal eyes, 6 Could we but climb where Moses stood, Or reason's feeble ray,

And view the landscape o'er; In ever blooming prospects rise, Not Jordan's streams, nor death's cold Unconscious of decay.

fiood, 6 Lord, send a beam of light divine, Should fright us from the shore. To guide our upward aim;

HYMN 200. (C. M.) With one reviving touch of thine

HOULD nature's charms, to please Our languid hearts inflame! 7 Then shall, on faith's sublimest wing, all nature's charms would droop and Our ardent wishes rise

Jesus, compard with thine. [die, To those bright scenes where pleasures Immortal in the skies.

? Vain were her fairest beams display'd, [spring

And vain her blooming store; HYMN 198. (C. M.) Her brightness languishes to shade,

Her beauty is no more. heart,

3 Bnt, ah! how far from mortal sight Inspire each lifeless tongue;

The Lord of glory dwells! And let the joys of heav'n impart

A. veil of interposing night Their influence to our song.

His radiant face conceals. 2 Sorrow, and pain, and ev'ry care, 1/4 O could my longing spirit rise And discord there shall cease;

On strong immortal wing, And perfect joy, and love sincere,

And reach thy palace in the skies, Adorn the realms of peace.

My Saviour and my King! 3 The soul, from sin for ever free,

5 There, thousands worship at thy feet, Shall mourn its pow'r no more ; And there, divine employ! But, cloth'd in spotless purity, The triumphs of thy love repeat Redeeming love adore.

In songs of endless joy. 4 There, on a throne how dazzling 6 Thy presence beams eternal day

Th'exalted Saviour shines; [bright! who would not drop this load of clay,
And beams ineffable delight
On all the heav'nly minds.

And die to see thy face? 5 There shall the followers of the Lamb

HYMN 201. (III. 1.) Join in immortal songs;

Revelation vii. 9, &c. And endless honours to his Name

THO are these in bright array? Employ their tuneful tongues.. 6 Lord, tune our hearts to praise and Round the altar, night and day

Our feeble notes inspire; (love, Tuning their triumphant song ?-Till in thy blissful courts above “Worthy is the Lamb, once slain, We join the angelic choir.

Blessing, honour, glory, pow'r,
HYMN 199. (C. M.)

Wisdom, riches, to obtain,
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dominion ev'ry hour."
Where saints immortal reign;

2 These through fiery trials-trod,

These from great affliction came : Eternal day excludes the night, And pleasures banish pain.

Now, before the throne of God,

Seal'd with his eternal name, 2 There, everlasting spring abides, Clad in raiment pure and white, And never fading flow'rs ;

Victor palms in ev'ry hand, Death, like a narrow sea, divides

Through their great Redeemer's might This heav'nly land from ours.

More than conquerors they stand. 3 Bright fields beyond the swelling flood 3 Hunger, thirst, disease unknown, Stand dress'd in living green;

On immortal fruits they feed; So to the Jews fair Canaan stood,

Them the Lamb amidst the throne
While Jordan roll'd between.

Shall to living fountains lead:
But tim'rgus mortals start, and shrink Joy and gladness banish sighs,
To cross the narrow sea;

Perfect love dispels their

fears ; And linger, trembling, on the brink, And for ever from their eyes And fear to launch away.

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HYMN 202. (C. M.)

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And fearless of the ev'ning cold:
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Be with us through our pilgrimage,

2 Nipp'd by the wind's unkindly blast, Conduct us to our rest.

Parch'd by the sun's more fervent
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Our wand'ring footsteps guide;

The short-liv'd beauties die away.
Give us each day our daily bread, 3 So blooms the human face divine,
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When youthits pride of beauty shows;
A Dailm's house 3 O spread thy sheli'ring wings around. Fairer than spring the colours shine,
Till all our wand'rings cease,

And sweeter than the op’ning rose 1 And at our Father's lov'd abode

4 But, worn by slowly rolling years, Our souls arrive in peace.

Or broke by sickness in a day,
Bez oriche en laat Such blessings from thy gracious hand The fading glory disappears,
Our humble pray'rs implore ;

The short-liv'd beauties die away.
3 Bar, al' materia And thou; the Lord,sbralt be our God, 5 Yet these new rising from the tomb:
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shall ; HYMN 203. (III. 3.),

Revive with ever-during bloom, 1 Chroniclcs xxix. 10-13.

Safe from diseases and decline. B Thou,

our Father, and our Lord! LESS'D be thou, the God of Israel, 6 Let sickness blast, and death devour,

If heav'n shall recompense our pains

Perish the grass, and fade the flow'r, Bless'd thy majesty for ever!

If firm the word of God remains. Ever be thy name ador'd!

HYMN 206. 2 Thine, O Lord, are pow'r and great.

(C. M.)

Isaiah xl. 27-31.
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Glory, vict'ry, are thine own; W anxioue
All is thine in earth and heaven,

Despairing of relief, (soul,

As if the Lord o'erlook'd thy cares, Over all thy boundless throne.

Or pitied not thy grief? 3 Riches come of thee, and honour,

2 Hast thou not known, hast thou not Pow'r and might to thee belong; That firm remains on high [heard, Thine it is to make us prosper, The everlasting throne of Him

Only thine to make us strong. Who made the earth and sky ?
4 Lord our God! for these thy bounties 3 Art thou afraid his pow'r will fait

Hymns of gratitude we raise; In sorrows evil day?
To thy Name, for ever glorious, Can the Creator's mighty arm
Ever we address our praise !

Grow weary or decay?
HYMN 204. (C. M.)

4 Supremne in wisdom as in pow'r Proverbs iii. 13–17.

The Rock of ages stands;

Thou canst not search his mind, nor Religion's warning voice,

The working of his hands. (trace And who celestial wisdom makes 5 He gives the conquest to the weak, His early, only choice.

Supports the fainting heart;
2 For she has treasures greater far

And courage in the evil hour
Than east or west unfold;

His heav'nly aids impart.
More precious are her bright rewards 6 Mere human energy shall faint,
Than gems, or stores of gold.

And youthful vigour cease;.
3 Her right hand offers to the just

But those who wait upon the Lord
Immortal, happy days;

In 'strength shall still increase.
Her left, imperishable wealth 7 They, with unwearied step, shall

And heav'nly crowns displays. The path of life divine;' (tread 4 And as her holy labours rise,

With growing ardour onward move, So her rewards increase;

With growing brightness shine.

8 On eagles' wings they mount, they And all her paths are peace. Perfect for opt> Her ways are ways of pleasantness,

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Grant us that way to know,
HYMN 207. (C. M.)

That truth to keep, that life to win,
Isaiah lvii. 15.

Whose joys eternal flow.

HYMN 210. (S. M.)
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Philippians ii. 12, 13
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The praises of :le sky:

HERS of unending life

While yci we sojourn here, 2 Yel, looking down, I visit oft

U let us our salvation work The humble, liallow'd cell ;

With trembling and with fear. And, with the penitent who mour,

12 God will support our hearts "Tis my delight to du'ell.

With might before unknown: > My presence hcals the wounded heart, The work to be periora'd is oun, The sad in spirit cheers;

The strength is all his own. My presence, froni the bed of dust,

3 'Tis he that works in will, The contrite sinner rears.

'Tis he that works to do; Il dwell with all iny bumble saints

His is the power by which we ach,
While they on earth remain;

His be the glory lou:
And they, exalted, dweli with me,
With me for ever reign.

HYMN 211. (III. 1.)
HYMN 208.
(II. 1.)

Ephesians v. 14-17.
Habakkuk iii. 17-19.

SUINNEB! rouse thee from thy slecp.
The budding fig tree droopand dic, Raise thy spirit dark and dead,
No oil the olive yield;

Jesus waits his light to sned. Yet will I trust me iu iny God, 2 Wake from sleep, arise from deatha Yea, bend rejoicing to his rou, See the bright and living path: And by his grace be leaid.

Watchful tread that path; be wise, 2 Though fields, ip verdure-once array'd, Leave thy folly, seek the skies. By whirlwinde dapulale be laid, 3 Leave thy folly, cease from crime,

Or parch'd by scorching beam; From this hour redeem thy time; Still in the Lord shall be my trust,

Life secure without delay, My joy; for, though his frown is just,

Evil is the mortal day. His mercy is suprenie. 3 Though from the fold the flock decay, Called

of Jesus, learn his will:

4 Be not blind and foolish stil, Though herds lie famish'd o'er the Ica Jesus

calls from death and night, And round the empty stall;

Jesus waits to shed his light.
My soul above the wruck shall rise,
Its better joys are in the skies ;

HYMN 212.
There, God is all iís all.

Hebrews xii. ], 2.

0! what a cloud of witnesses I yet will hope, and calmly rest, Nay, triumph in his love;

Men once like us with suff'ring tried, My ling'ring soul, my tardy seet,

But now with glory crown'd:
Free as the hind he makes and flett, 12 Let us, with zeal like theirs inspir'd,
To speed my courst above.

Strive in the Christian race;
HYMN 209.

(C. M.) And, freed from ev'ry weight of sin, St. John xiv. 6.

Their holy footsteps trace. CHOU art the way to thee alone 13 Behold a witness nobler stil,

From sin and death we flee; Who trod affliction's path, And he who would the Father seek, Jesus, the author, finisher, Must seek him, Lord, by thee.

Rewarder of our faith: 9 Thou art the truth thy word alone 14 He, for the joy before him set, True wisdom can impart;

And inov'd by pitying love, Thou only canst inform the mind Endur'd the cross, despis'd the samo And purify the heart.

And now he reigns above. Thou art the life-the rending tomb 5 Thither, forgetting things behind,

Proclaims thy conqu'ring arm, Press we, to God's right hand ! And those who put their trust in thee There, with the Saviour and his saini Nor death nor hell shall harm.

Triumphantly to stand.

(C. M.)

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To God the Father, Son,
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And Spirit, ever bless'd,
Yo Father, Son, and Holy Ghost,

Eternal Three in One,
The God whom we adore,
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All worship be address'd;
Be glory, as it was, is now,

As heretofore
And shall be evermore.

It was, is now,
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And shall be so
To Father, Son, and Holy Ghost, For evermore.
The God whom earth and heav'n

II. 5.
Te glory, as it was of old, [adore, To God the Father, and to God the Son,
Is now, and shall be evermore.

To God the Holy Spirit, Three in One
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heav'n,
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As was, and is, and ever shall be giv'n.
As 't was, and is, and shall be so
To all eternity.

II. 6.
Eternal praise be given,

And songs of highest worth,
CLASS II.

By all the hosts of heaven,
II. 1.

And all the saints on earth,
To Father, Son, and Holy Ghost,

To God, supreme confessed,
The God whom heav'n's triumphant and to the Spirit blessed,

To Christ, his only Son,
And saints on earth adore; [host

Eternal Three in One.
Be glory, as in ages past,
As now it is, and so shall last

II. 7.
When time shall be no more. To Father, Son, and Spirit bless'd,
II. 2.

Supreme o'er earth and heaven,
To Father, Son, and Holy Ghost,

Eternal Three in One confess'd,
The God whom heav'n's triumphant As was through ages heretofore,

Be highest glory given,
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And suff'ring saints on earth adore; Is now, and shall be evermore,
Be glory, as in ages past,

By all in earth and heaven.
As now it is, and so shall last

II. 8.
When time itself shall be no more. By all on earth and all in heav'n,
II. 3.

Be everlasting glory giv'n
To God the Father, God the Son, To God the Father, God the Son,

And God the Spirit; equal Three
And nor'etr y And God the Spirit, Three in One,

Be glory in the highest givin, In undivided Unity,
By all on earth, and all in heav'n; Ere time had yet its course begun :
As was through ages heretoforé, As was, and is, be highest praise,
Is now, and shall be evermore As still shall be through endless days.

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