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3 We thank Thee that the way-worn The sleep in Jesus blest:
The purified and ransomed soul
4 We bless Thee that his humble love
We bless Thee for his blessedness,
612 I will receive you unto Myself..
--John 14, 3.
1 HAPPY soul! thy days are ended,
Go, by angel guards attended,
To his everlasting rest.
4 For the joy He sets before thee,
613 That they may rest from their
labours.-Rev. 14, 13.
ROTHER! thou art gone before; While we weep, Thy soul hath flown Where the tears can fall no more; For all sorrow is unknown :From the burden of the flesh, And from care and toil releast; There the wicked trouble not, And the weary are at rest. 2 Ended is thy toilsome way, And laid down thy heavy load, Free thy spirit soars away To thy Saviour's own abode : There the holy and the good Welcome thee with greeting blest; There the wicked harm no more, And the weary are at rest.
3 Sin can never taint thee now,
4 "Earth to earth, and dust to dust,"
5 When the Lord for us shall send,
614 We have a building of God, a house
not made with hands.-2 Cor. 5, 1. PIRIT, leave thy house of clay! Lingering dust, resign thy breath! Spirit, cast thy chains away! Dust, be thou dissolved in death! Thus the Almighty Saviour speaks, While the faithful Christian dies; Thus the bonds of life He breaks, And the ransomed captive flies. 2 Prisoner, long detained below! Prisoner, now with freedom blest! Welcome, from a world of woe! Welcome, to a land of rest! Thus the choir of angels sing, As they bear the soul on high, While with hallelujahs ring All the regions of the sky.
3 Grave, the guardian of our dust! Grave, the treasury of the skies! Every atom of thy trust
Rests in hope again to rise!
Hark! the judgment trumpet calls!
And eternity thy day.
615 This mortal must put on immor
tality.-1 Cor. 15, 53.
IVE dust to dust! and here we leave
'That so this mortal may receive
2 Spirit to spirits purified;
And [his] hath soared on high,
3 Saviour, Thy love unites us all,
4 Keep us in fellowship of soul
5 And now to Him who conquered death, United praise be given:
Amidst the parting tears of earth,
616 Thanks be to God which giveth us
the victory.-1 Cor. 15, 57.
THOUGH tears will fall, and hearts
We know in whom we trust,
2 We sow this seed in earth to die,
8 It shall arise a holy shrine
4 Thanks be to God, there is no death,
He fell asleep.-Acts 7, 60.
E "fell asleep" in Christ his Lord:
The soul His great love had redeemed,
3 Now is the spirit with the Lord;
And rise in Jesus' name,
618 I will redeem them from death.
Hosea 13, 14.
WHY should we start, and fear to die?
What timorous souls we mortals
Death is the gate of endless joy,
2 The pains, the groans, and dying strife,
3 Oh! if my Lord would come and meet, My soul should stretch her wings in haste,
Fly fearless through death's iron gate,
4 Jesus can make a dying bed
THE BLESSEDNESS OF HEAVEN.
619 The good land that is beyond Jor
dan.-Deut. 3, 25.
HERE is a land of pure delight,
So to the Jews old Canaan stood,
But timorous mortals start and shrink
And linger shivering on the brink,
5 O could we make our doubts remove,
6 Could we but climb where Moses stood, And view the landscape o'er,
Not Jordan's stream, nor death's cold flood,
Should fright us from the shore.
S.M. or 18.104.22.168.4.7.
620 They declare plainly that they seek
a better country.-Heb. 11, 14.
FROM Egypt lately come,
Where death and darkness reign,
We seek our new, our better home,
We are on our way to God.]
To Canaan's sacred bound