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Beneath his cross I view the day While clouds of sorrow, care, and pain,
When heaven and earth shall pass away, O'erslade the smiling noon.
And thus prevare to meet him.

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;

HYMN 198.

(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.

(S. M.)

2 Sorrow, and pain, and ev'ry care, O WHERE shall rest be found !

And discord there shall cease;
Rest for

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
Lest we be driven from thy face,
For evermore undone.

We join the angelic choir.
HYMN 197.

HYMN 199.
(C. M.)

(C. M.)

VHERE is a land of pure delight,
2 Cor. iv. 18.
TOW long shall carth's alluring toys; Eternal day excludes the night,
Detain our hearts and eyes,

And pleasures banish pain.
Regardless of immortal joys,

2 There everlasting spring abides, And strangers to the skies!

And never-fading flow'rs;
. These transient scenes will soon de-Death, like a narrow sea, divides

They fude upon the sight; [cay, This heavenly land from ours.
A quickly will their brightest day
Be lost in endless night.

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
To cross the narrow sea;
And linger, trembling on the brink,
And fear to launch away.

5 Oh! could we make our doubts remove,
Those gloomy doubts that rise,
And see the Canaan that we love
With faith's illumin'd eyes!

6 Could we but climb where Moses stood,
And view the landscape o'er,

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Genesis xxviii. 20, 21.

Not Jordan's streams, not death's cold Thy people still are blest,

OD of our fathers! by whose hand


Should fright us from the shore.

HYMN 200.

(C. M.) SHOULD nature's charms, to please In sweet assemblage join, [the eye, All nature's charms would droop and die, Jesus, compar'd with thine.

2 Vain were her fairest beams display'd,

And vain her blooming store;
Her brightness languishes to shade,
Her beauty is no more.

3 But, ah! how far from mortal sight
The Lord of glory dwells!
A veil of interposing night

His radiant face conceals.

4 O could my longing spirit rise
On strong immortal wing,

And reach thy palace in the skies,
My Saviour and my King!

5 There thousands worship at thy feet,
And there, divine employ !
The triumphs of thy love repeat
In songs of endless joy.

6 Thy presence beams eternal day
O'er all the blissful place;

Who would not drop this load of clay,
And die to see thy face?
HYMN 201.


Be with us through our pilgrimage,
Conduct us to our rest.


Through each perplexing path of life
Our wand'ring footsteps guide;
Give us each day our daily bread,
And raiment fit provide.


O spread thy shelt'ring wings around,
Till all our wand'rings cease,
And, at our Father's lov'd abode

Our souls arrive in peace.

4 Such blessings from thy gracious hand
Our humble pray'rs implore;
And thou, the Lord, shalt be our God,
And portion evermore.

HYMN 203.


(III. 3.)

1 Chronicles xxix. 10-13. LESS'D be thou, the God of Israel, Thou, our Father, and our Lord! Bless'd thy majesty for ever!

Ever be thy name ador'd!

2 Thine, O Lord, are pow'r and greatness
Glory, vict'ry, are thine own;
All is thine in earth and heaven,

Over all thy boundless throne.
3 Riches come of thee, and honour,
Pow'r and might to thee belong;

(III. 1.) Thine it is to make us prosper,
Only thine to make us strong.

Revelation vii. 9, &c. WHO are these in bright array? This innumerable throng, Round the altar, night and day Tuning their triumphant song? "Worthy is the Lamb once slain,. "Blessing, honour, glory, power, "Wisdom, riches, to obtain "New dominion ev'ry hour." 2 These through fiery trials trod; These from great affliction came; Now before the throne of God, Seal'd with his eternal name: Clad in raiment pure and white, Victor palms in ev'ry hand, Through their great Redeemer's might More than conquerors they stand. 3 Hunger, thirst, disease unknown, On immortal fruits they feed;

4 Lord our God! for these, thy bounties,
Hymns of gratitude we raise;
To thy Name, for ever glorious,
Ever we address our praise!
HYMN 204.

(C. M.)

Proverbs iii. 13-17.
HAPPY is the man who hears
Religion's warning voice,

And who celestial wisdom makes
His early, only choice.

2 For she has treasures greater far
Than east or west unfold; :
More precious are her bright rewards,
Than gems, or stores of gold..
3 Her right hand offers to the just

Immortal, happy days;
Her left, imperishable wealth,
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 ;
Fairer than spring the colours shine,
And sweeter than the op’ning rose.

'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.
Perish the grass, and fade the flow'r,
If firm the word of God remains. A

The budding fig tree droop and die
HYMN 206.

(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,
Despairing of relief, [soul,

And by his grace be heal’d.
As if the Lord o'erlook'd thy cares, 2 Though fields, in verdure once array'd,
Or pitied not thy grief?

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,
The everlasting throne of Him
Who made the earth and sky?

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.

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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,
Proclaims thy conqu’ring arm,

Evil is the mortal day.
And those who put their trust in thee 4 Be not blind and foolish still,

Nor death nor hell shall harm. Call'd of Jesus, learn his will:
4 Thou art the way, the truth, the life ; Jesus calls from death and night,
Grant us that way to know,

Jesus waits to shed his light. That truth to keep, that life to win,

HYMN 212.

(CM) Whose joys eternal flow.

Hebrews xii. 1, 2.
HYMN 210. (S. M.)


0! what a cloud of witnesses
Philippians ii. 12, 13.

Encompass us around;
EIRS of unending life,

Men once like us with suff'ring tried,
While yet we sojourn here,

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.

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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.
Class IV. includes the metres consisting chiefly of triplets, being five in number,

marked—IV.1, IV.2, IV.3, &c. and may be named; Four, one ; Four, two, &c.


C. M.
Tn Father, Son, and Holy Ghost,

The God whom we adore,
Be glory, as it was, is now,

And shall be evermore.

L. M.
To Father, Son, and Holy Ghost,
The God whom earth and heaven

Be glory, as it was of old,

Is now, and shall be evermore.

S. M.

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.

II. 8.
As 'twas, and is, and shall be so
To all eternity.

By all on earth and all in heaven,

Be everlasting glory givet,

To God the Father, God the Son,
II. 1.

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

When time shall be no more.

III. 1.
II. 2.

Holy Father, Holy Son,
To Father, Son, and Holy Ghost, Holy Spirit, Three in One !
Che God whom heaven's triuinphant Glory, as of old, to thee,

Now, and evermore shall be !
And suff'ring saints on earth adore ;

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,
When time itself shall be no more.

Praise him all ye heavenly host,

Father, Son, and Holy Ghost :
To God the Father, God the Son, As through countless ages past,
And God the Spirit, Three in One, Evermore his praise shall last.
Be glory in the highest given,

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
II. 4.

Glory through eternal days.
To God the Father, Son,

III. 4.
And Spirit, ever bless'd,
Eternal Ihree in One,

To the Father, thron'd in heaven, All worship be address'd;

To the Saviour, Christ, his Son,

To the Spirit, praise be given,
As heretofore
It was, is

Everlasting Three in One:

As of old, the Trinity
And shall be so

Still is worshipp'd, still shall be
For evermore.

II, 5.

Great Jehovah! we adore thee,
To God the Father, and to God the Son,

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,

Endless praises
As was, and is, and ever shall be given.

To Jehovah, Three in One.
II. 6.

Eternal praise be given,
And songs of highest worth,

IV. 1.
By all the hosts of heaven,

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,
Il. 7.

And ever shall be.
To Father, Son, and Spirit bless'd,
Supreme o'er earth and heaven,

IV. 2.
Eternal Three in One confess'd, All praise to the Father, the Son,
Be highest glory given,

And Spirit, thrice livly and blessid,

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