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Beneath his cross I view the day While clouds of sorrow, care, and pain,
4 O could our thoughts and wishes fly HYMN 195.
(III 1) Above these gloomy shades, St. Luke xiii. 24-27.
To those bright worlds beyond the sky,
Which sorrow ne'er in vades! SEEK, my soul, the narrow gate,
5 There joys unseen by mortal eyes, Many ask to enter there,
Or reason's feeble ray, When too late to offer pray’r.
In ever blooming prospects rise, 2 God from mercy's seat shall rise,
Unconscious of decay. And for ever bar the skies:
6 Lord, send a beam of light divine, Then, though sinners cry without, To guide our upward aim ! He will say, " I know you not.” With one reviving touch of thine 3 Mournfully will they exclaim
Our languid hearts inflame. Lord! we have profess'd thy name ; 17 Then shall, on faith's sublimest wing, We have eat with thee, and heard Our ardent wishes rise, Ileavenly teaching in thy word. To those bright scenes where pleasures 1 Vain, alas! will be their plea,
Immortal in the skies. (spring Workers of iniquity;
(C.M.) Sad their everlasting lot Christ will say, “I know you not.”
COME, Lord, and warm each languid
Inspire each lifeless tongue;
And let the joys of heaven iinpart
Their influence to our song. HYMN 196.
2 Sorrow, and pain, and ev'ry care, O WHERE shall rest be found !
And discord there shall cease;
And perfect jny, and love sincere, 'Twere vain the ocean's depths to sound,
Adorn the realms of peace. Or pierce to either pole.
3 The soul from sin for ever free, 2 The world can never give
Shall mourn its power no more ; The bliss for which we sigh: But, cloth'd in spotless purity, 'Tis not the whole of life to live,
Redeeming love adore. Nor all of death to die.
1 There, on a throne (how dazzling 3 Peyond this vale of tears
Th'exalted Saviour shines ; (bright!) There is a life above,
And beans ineffable delight Unmeasur'd by the flight of years
On all the heavenly ininds. And all that life is love.
5 There shall the followers of the Lamb 4 There is a death, whose pang
Join in iminortal songs ; Outlasts the fleeting breath :
And endless honours to his name o what eternal horrors hang
Employ their tuneful tongues. Around the second death! 5 Lord God of truth and grace,
6 Lord, tune our hearts to praise and
Our feeble notes inspire ; Teach is that death to shun,
Till in thy blissful courts above
We join the angelic choir.
VHERE is a land of pure delight,
And pleasures banish pain.
2 There everlasting spring abides, And strangers to the skies!
And never-fading flow'rs;
They fude upon the sight; [cay, This heavenly land from ours.
3 Bright fields beyond the swelling flood
Stand dress’d in living green; 3 Their brightest diy, alas, how vain! so to the Jews fair Canaan stood, With conscious siglis Wie wil ;
While Jordan roll'd between.
But tim'rous mortals start, and shrink Them the Lamb amidst the throne To cross the narrow sea;
Shall to living fountains lead : And linger, trembling on the brink, Joy and gladness banish sighs; And fear to launch away.
Perfect love dispels their fears; 5 Oh! could we make our doubts remove, And, for ever from their eyes
God shall wipe away their tears.
HYMN 202. 6 Could we but climb where Moses stood,
(C. M.) And view the landscape o'er,
Genesis xxviii. 20, 21. Not Jordan's streams, not death's cold TOD of our fathers! by whose hand
flood, Should fright us from the shore. Be with us through our pilgrimage, HYMN 200.
Conduct us to our rest. SHOULD nature's charms, to please 2 Through each perplexing path of life In sweet assemblage join, [the eye,
Our wand'ring footsteps guide ; All nature's charms would droop and die, Give us each day our daily bread, Jesus, compar'd with thine.
And raiment fit provide. 2 Vain were her fairest beams display'd, 3 O spread thy shelt'ring wings around, And vain her blooming store ;
Till all our wand'rings cease, Her brightness languishes to shade,
And, at our Father's lov'd abode Her beauty is no more.
Our souls arrive in peace. 3 But, ah! how far from mortal sight
4 Such blessings from thy gracious hand The Lord of glory dwells !
Our humble pray’rs implore; A veil of interposing night
And thou, the Lord, shalt be our God, His radiant face conceals.
And portion evermore. 40 could my longing spirit rise
(III. 3.) On strong immortal wing,
1 Chronicles xxix. 10-13, And reach thy palace in the skies, My Saviour and my King!
BLESS'DO be thou, the God of Israel,
Thou, our 5 There thousands worship at thy feet, Bless'd thy majesty for ever! And there, divine employ!
Ever be thy name ador'd! The triumphs of thy love repeat 2 Thine, O Lord,are pow'rand greatness In songs of endless joy.
Glory, vict'ry, are thine own; 6 Thy presence beams eternal day All is thine in earth and heaven, O'er all the blissful place;
Over all thy boundless throne. Who would not drop this load of clay, 3 Riches come of thee, and honour, And die to see thy face?
Pow'r and might to thee belong ; HYMN 201.
(III. 1.) Thine it is to make us prosper, Revelation vii. 9, &c.
Only thine to make us strong.
4 Lord our God ! for these, thy bounties,
? This innumerable throng,
Hymns of gratitude we raise; Round the altar, night and day
To thy Name, for ever glorious, Tuning their triumphant song?
Ever we address our praise ! “Worthy is the Lamb once slain, .
(C. M.) “ Blessing, honour, glory, power,
Proverbs iii. 13-17.
HAPPY is the man who hears
Religion's warning voice, 2 These through fiery trials trod ;
And who celestial wisdom makes
His early, only choice.
Than east or west untold ; :
Than gems, or stores of gold..
And heavenly crowns displays.
4 And, as her holy labours rise, 17 They, with unwearied step, shall tread So her rewards increase;
The path of life divine; Her ways are ways of pleasantness, With growing ardour onward move, And all her paths are peace.
With growing brightness shine. HYMN 205.
(L. M.) 8 On eagles' wings they mount, they soar Isaiah xl. 6-8.
On wings of faith and love; THE morning flow’rs display their Till, past the sphere of earth and sin,
They rise to heaven above. And gay their silken leaves unfold; HYMN 207.
(C. M.) As careless of the noon-day heats, And fearless of the ev'ning cold.
Isaiah lvii. 15. 2 Nippd by the wind's unkindly blast, THUS speaks the High and Lofty Parch'd by the sun's more fervent ray, There,
through eternity, I hear
My throne is fix'd on high ; [One The momentary glories waste, The short-liv'd beauties die away.
The praises of the sky: 3 So blooms the human face divine,
2 Yet, looking down, I visit oft When youth its pride of beauty shows; And, with the penitent who mourn,
The humble, hallow'd cell ;
'Tis my delight to dwell. 4 But, worn by slowly rolling years,
13 My presence heals the wounded heart, Or broke by sickness in a day,
The sad in spirit cheers; The fading glory disappears,
My presence, from the bed of dust, The short-liv'd beauties die away.
The contrite sinner rears. 5 Yet these, new rising from the tomb, 4 I dwell with all my humble saints With lustre brighter far shall shine;
While they on earth remain ; Revive with ever-during bloom,
And they, exalted, dwell with me, Safe from diseases and decline.
With me for ever reign. 6 Let sickness blast, and death devour, HYMN 208.
(II. 1.) If heaven shall recompense our pains:
Habakkuk iii. 17–19.
The budding fig tree droop and die
(C. M.) No oil the olive yield; Isaiah xl. 27-31.
Yet will I trust me in my God,
HY mournest thou, my anxious Yea, bend rejoicing to his rod,
And by his grace be heal’d.
By whirlwinds desolate be laid, 2 Hast thou not known, hast thou not
Or parch'd by scorching beam; That firm remains on high; heard, My joy; for, though his frown is just,
Still in the Lord shall be my trust,
His mercy is supreme. 3 Art thou afraid his power will fail
3 Though from the fold the flock decay In sorrow's evil day?
Though herds lie famish'd o'er the lea Can the Creator's mighty arm
And round the empty stall; Grow weary or decay?
My soul above the wreck shall rise,
Its better joys are in the skies; 4 Supreme in wisdom as in power
There, God is all in all. The Rock of ages stands ; Thou canst not search his mind, nor trace 4 In God my strength, howe'er distrest, The working of his hands.
I yet will hope, and calmly rest,
Nay, triumph in his love; 5 He gives the conquest to the weak,
My ling’ring soul, my tardy feet, Supports the fainting heart;
Free as the hind he makes and feet, And courage in the evil hour
To speed my course above. His heavenly aids impart.
HYMN 209. 6 Mere human energy shall faint,
(C. M.) And youthful vigour cease ;
St. John xiv. 6. But those who wait upon the Lord
THOU art the way to thee alone In strength shall still increase.
sin and death
1 And he who would the Father seek, 12 Wake from sleep, arise from death,
Must seek him, Lord, by thee. See the bright and living path : 2 Thou art the truth--thy word alone
Watchful tread that path; be wise, True wisdom can impart;
Leave thy folly, seek the skies. Thou only canst i form the mind 3 Leave thy folly, cease from crime, And purify the heart.
From this hour redeem thy time : 3 Thou art the life-the rending tomb
Life secure without delay,
Evil is the mortal day.
Nor death nor hell shall harm. Call'd of Jesus, learn his will:
Jesus waits to shed his light. That truth to keep, that life to win,
(CM) Whose joys eternal flow.
Hebrews xii. 1, 2.
0! what a cloud of witnesses
Encompass us around;
Men once like us with suff'ring tried,
But now with glory crown'd: O let us our salvation work
2 Let us, with zeal like theirs inspir'd, With trembling and with fear.
Strive in the Christian race; 2 God will support our hearts
And, freed from ev'ry weight of sin, With might before unknown;
Their holy footsteps trace. The work to be perform'd is ours, 3 Behold a witness nobler still, The strength is all his own.
Who trod affliction's path, 3 'Tis he that works to will,
Jesus, the author, finisher, 'Tis he that works to do;
Rewarder of our faith: His is the power by which we act,
4 He, for the joy before him set, His be the glory too!
And mov'd by pitying love, HYMN 211.
(III. 1.) Endur'd the cross, despis'd the shame, Ephesians v. 14--17.
And now he reigns above. S' NINNER! rouse thee from thy sleep, 5 Thither, forgetting things behind,
Wake, and o'er thy folly weep; Press we, to God's right hand ! Raise thy spirit dark and dead, There, with the Saviour and his saints Jesus waits his light to shed.
Triumphantly to stand.
XV. GLORIA PATRI. N. B. The metre marks, affixed to the preceding hymns, have reference 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 Iambick metres, eight in number, marked-II. 1.
II. II. 3, II. 4, &c. which may be named ; Two, one ; Two, two ; Two,
three, &c. Class III. includes the Trochaick metres, being five in number, marked-III. 1,
III. 2, III. 3, &c. which may be named; Three, one ; Three, two, Sc.
marked—IV.1, IV.2, IV.3, &c. and may be named; Four, one ; Four, two, &c.
The God whom we adore,
And shall be evermore.
Is now, and shall be evermore.
As was through ages beretofore, To God the Father, Son,
Is now, and shall be evermore, And Spirit, glory be,
By all in earth and heaven.
By all on earth and all in heaven,
Be everlasting glory givet,
To God the Father, God the Son,
And God the Spirit; equal Three
In undivided Unity, To Father, Son, and Holy Ghost, The God 'whom heaven's triumphant As was, and is, be highest praise,
Ere time had yet its course begun. And saints on earth adre;
As still shall be through endless days Be glory, as in ages past, As now it is, and so shall last
Holy Father, Holy Son,
Now, and evermore shall be !
III. 2. Be glory, as in ages past,
Praise the name of God most high, As now it is, and so shall last
Praise him all below the sky,
Praise him all ye heavenly host,
Father, Son, and Holy Ghost :
IIJ. 3. By all on earth, and all in heaven,
Praise the Father, earth and heaven As was thro!igh ages heretofore,
Praise the Son, the Spirit praise, Is now, and shall be evermore.
As it was, and is, be given
Glory through eternal days.
To the Father, thron'd in heaven, All worship be address'd;
To the Saviour, Christ, his Son,
To the Spirit, praise be given,
Everlasting Three in One:
As of old, the Trinity
Still is worshipp'd, still shall be
Great Jehovah! we adore thee,
God the Father, God the Son, To God the Iloly Spirit, Three in One, God the Spirit, join’d in glory Be praise from all on earth and all in On the same eternal throne : heaven,
To Jehovah, Three in One.
By angels in heaven And all the saints ou earth,
Of ev'ry degree, To God, supreme confess'd,
And saints upon earth, To Christ, his only Son,
All praise be address'd . And to the Spirit blessed,
To God in three persons, Eternal Three in One.
One God ever bless'd,
As it has been, now is,
And ever shall be.
And Spirit, thrice livly and blessid,