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> Then never shall my soul despair Beneath his cross I view the day Her pardon to procure,
When heav'n and earth shall pass &Who knows thine only Son has died And thus prepare to meet him. (way, To make that pardon sure.
HYMN 195. (III. 1.)
St. Luke xiii. 24–27.
And must the dead arise,
Enter ere it be too late;
Many ask to enter there
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: And through the numerous guiltythrong Then, though sinners cry without,
Spread black despair around? He will say, “I know you not." 3“ Depart from me, accurs'd,
3 Mournfully will they exclaim To everlasting flame,
Lord! we have profess'd thy name; For rebel angels first prepard,
We have eat with thee, and heard Where mercy never came."
Heav'nly teaching in thy word. & How will my heart endure
4 Vain, alas! will be their plea, 15 The terrors of that day:
Workers of iniquity; 'When earth and heav'n before his face Sad their everlasting lotAstonish'd shrink away?
Christ will say, I know you not." gi But, ere the trumpet shakes The mansions of the dead,
HYMN 196. (S. M.)
WHERE shall rest be found, 6. Ye sinners, seek his grace,
Rest for the weary soul?-
"Twere vain the ocean's depths to Fly to the shelter of his cross, And find salvation there.
Or pierce to either pole. (sound
2 The world can never give i So shall that curse remove,
The bliss for which we sigh:
'Tis not the whole of life to live, And the last awful day shall pour
Nor all of death to die.
3 Beyond this vale of tears
There is a life above,
And all that life is love.
Outlasts the fleeting breath:
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,
HYMN 197. (C. M.)
2 Cor. iv, 18. His presence sheds eternal day
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!
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 unprepar'd to meet him.
Be lost in endless night.
With conscious sighs we own;
O'ershade the smiling noon.
Höwelang shalhearth's alluring toys
COM Beard, and warm each languid
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.
HYMN 200. (C. M.)
HOULD nature's charms, to please 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 2 Vain were her fairest beams display'd, Immortal in the skies. -[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, 4 O could my longing spirit rise And discord there shall cease;
On strong immortal wing, And perfect joy, and love sincere,
And reach ihy 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 emaploy! 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!
O'er all the blissful place; And beams ineffable delight
Who would not drop this load of clay, 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.
This innumerable throng, 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,
(C. M.) HYMN 199.
Wisdom, riches, to obtain,
New-dominion ev'ry hour."
2 These through fiery trials trod,
These from great affliction caine : 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 wbite, 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 Stand dress'd in living green;
3 Hunger, thirst, disease unknown, So to the Jews fair Canaan stood,
On immortal fruits they feed;
Them the Lamb amidst the throne While Jordan roll'd between.
Shall to living fountains lead:
Perfect lave dispels their fears ;
God shall wipe away their tears.
THERE is a land of
HYMN 205. (L. M.)
Isaiah xl. 6-8.
And gay their silken leaves unfold; Ghof people there
are rektose hand | Ascar les sites the the ev saingeald 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 e Through each perplexing path of life The momentary glories waste (ray, 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, And raiment fit provide.
When youthits pride of beauty shows; 30 spread thy shelt'ring wings around. Fairer than spring the colours shine, Til all our wand'rings cease,
And sweeter than the op'ning rose : 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, | Such blessings from thy gracioushand The fading glory disappears, Our humble pray’rs implore;
The short-liv'd beauties die away. And thou, the Lord, shalt be our God, 5 Yet these, new rising from the tomb, And portion evermore.
With lustre brighter far shall shine; HYMN 203. (III. 3.),
Revive with ever-during bloom,
Safe from diseases and decline. 1 Chroniclcs xxix. 10-13. BL LESS'D be thou, the God of Israel, o Let sickness blast, and death devour,
If heav'n shall recompense our pains Thou, our Father, and our Lurd ! Bless'd thy majesty for ever!
Perish the grass, and fade the flow'r,
If firm the word of God remains. Ever be thy name ador'd!
HYMN 206. 2 Thine, O Lord, are pow'r and great.
Isaiah xl. 27–31. ness, Glory, vict'ry, are thine'own; W ansiomie
Despairing of relief, All is thine in earth and heaven, 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 sorrow's evil day?
Can the Creator's mighty arm
Grow weary or decay?
The Rock of ages stands;
Thou canst not search his mind, nor O Religion's warning voice,
The working of his hands. [trace And who celestial wisdom makes 5 He gives the conqnest to the weak, His early, only choice.
Supports the fainting heart; 2 For she has treasures greater far
And courage in the evil hour
His heav'nly aids impart.
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. Her ways are ways of pleasantness, 8 On eagles' wings they mount, they And all her paths are peace.
On wings of faith and love'; [soar
Till, past the sphere of carth and sin, 4 Thou art the way, the truth, the Mar
Grant us that way to know,
That truth to keep, that life to win,
Whose joys eternal flow.
HYMN 210. (S. M.)
Philippians ii. 12, 13
EIRS of unending life,
While yci we sojouru bere, ? Yet, looking down, I visit oft
U let us our salvation work The huinble, liallow'd cell ;
With trembling and with fear, And, with the penitent who moum, "Tis my delight to du'ell.
12 God will support our hearts
With might before unknown; * My presence hcals the wounded heart, The work to be perform'd is oun, The sad in spirit cheers;
The strength is al his own.
3 'Tis he that works to will,
'Tis he that works to Jo; I dwell with all iny bumble saints His is the power by which we ach, While they on earth remain;
His be the glory tou:
HYMN 211. (III. 1.)
Ephesians v. 14-17.
SUINNEB ! rouse thee from thy slecp. vine its fruit deny,
Wake, and thy folly weep; 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 Thongh fields, in verilure-once array'd, Leave thy folly, seek the skies. By whirlwinde dapulare be laid,
3 Leave thy folly, cease from crime, Or parch'd by scorching bean;
From this hour redeem thy time;
Evil is the mortal day.
of Jesus, leam his will :
4 Be not blind and foolish stil, Though herds lie famisl’d o'er the la Jesus
calls from death and night
, And round the empty stall; My soul above the wreck shall rise,
Jesus waits to shed his light Ils better joys are in the skies;
Hebrews xii. 1, 2.
Men once like us with suff'ring tried,
2 Let us, with zeal like theira inspir'd, To speed my course 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. to
3 Beljold 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: 2 Thou art the truth-thy word alone 4 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 shamne And purify the heart.
And now he reigns above. 3 Thou art the life the rending tomb 5 Thither, forgetting things behind, Proclaims thy conqu’ring arm,
Press we, to God's righi hand! And those who put their trust in thee There, with the Saviour and his sainu Nor death nor hell shall harm.
Triumphantly to stand.
N. B. The metre marks, affixed to the preceding psalms and hymns, have Ieference to a division of the metres, founded on the nature of the verse, into four classes, marked-I. II. III. IV. Class I. includes common, long, and short metres, marked-C.M., L. M., S. M. Class II. includes the other lambic metres, eight in number, marked-II, 1,
II. 2, II. 3, II. 4, &c. which may be named ; Two, one; Two, two; Two,
three, fc. Class III. includes the Trochaic metres, being five in number, marked-III. 1,
III. 2, III. 3, &c. which may be named; T'hrce, one; Three, two, fc. Class IV. includes the metres consisting chiefly of triplets, being five in num:
ber, marked-IV. 1, IV. 2, IV.3, &c. and may be named; Four, one; Four two, &c
To God the Father, Son,
And Spirit, ever bless'd,
Eternal Three in One,
All worship be address'd ;
It was, is now,
And shall be so fo Father, Son, and Holy Ghost, For evermore. The God whom earth and heav'n
II. 5. se glory, as it was of old, Cadore, To God the Father, and to God the Son, Is now, and shall be evermore.
To God the Holy Spirit, Three in One S. M.
Be praise from all on earth and all in To God the Father, Son,
heav'n, And Spirit, glory be,
As was, and is, and ever shall be giv'n.
And songs of highest worth,
By all the hosts of heaven,
And all the saints on earth,
To God, supreme confessed, the God whom heav'n's triumphant and to the Spirit blessed,
To Christ, his only Son,
Eternal Three in One.
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
Be highest glory given, host
As was through ages heretofore, 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.
Be everlasting glory giv'n