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He burst from the fetters of darkness
that bound Him, Resplendent in glory to live and to save: Loud was the chorus of angels on high, "The Saviour hath risen, and man shall
not die!" 2 Glory to God in full anthems of joy: The being He gave us, death cannot
destroy: Sad were the life we must part with to
morrow, Il tears were our birthright, and death
were our end; But Jesus hath cheered the dark valley
of sorrow, And bids us immortal to Heaven
ascend: Lift up your voices in triumph on high, For Jesus hath risen, and man shall
C.M. 170 Come, see the place where the
Lord lay.-Matt. 28, 6. 1
Y Chasebali your fears away,
E humble souls that seek the Lord, And bow with pleasure down to see
The place where Jesus lay. 2 Thus low the Lord of life was brought;
Such wonders love can do;
Which throbbed and bled for you. 3 Then raise your eyes, and tune your
songs, The Saviour lives again; Not all the bolts and bars of death
The Conqueror could detain. 4 High o'er the angelic bands He rears
His once dishonoured head; And through unnumbered years He
His empty tomb survey
C.M. 171 who hath abolished death.—2 Tim.
1, 10. 1 BRIGHT sunbeams deck the joyful
(sky, All heaven is shouting, Victory,
And hell is in despair.
From death's infernal cave,
Hath left his ancient grave.
In vain they watched His tomb; The Lord hath gained the victory,
And death is overcome. 4 Then weep no more at death's dark
Let no more tears be shed; (power, For Christ, the vanquisher of death,
Is risen from the dead.
In pain and peril sore,
Be praises evermore.
yet He liveth.10 CHRISTI our hope, our heart's
Redemption's only spring ![desire, Creator of the world art Thou,
Its Saviour and its King. 2 How vast the mercy and the love,
Which laid our sins on Thee, And led Thee to a cruel death,
To set Thy people free!
The ransom has been paid;
In glorious robes arrayed.
Our sinful souls to spare!
And find acceptance there!
Our future great reward!
THE ASCENSION OF CHRIST.
173 Thou hast escended on high.–Ps.
Entered the iron gates of death,
And tore the bars away.
Since our Immanuel rose;
And to His Father flies,
And triumph in His eyes!
To reach His blest abode,
To our Incarnate God, 5 Bright angels, strike your loudest
174 The King of glory shall come in.*OUB. Lord is risen from the dead,
Ps. 24, 7. 1
Dragged to the portals of the sky.
And angels chant the solemn lay:
Ye everlasting doors, give way!
And wide unfold the radiant scene;
4 Who is the King of glory, who?
The Lord that all our foes o'ercame,
And Jesus is the Conqueror's name.
Ye everlasting doors, give way!
The Lord of boundless power possest;
175 He ever liveth to make intercession
for them.-Heb. 7, 25.
Christ, awhile to mortals given,
Enters now the gates of heaven,
Lift your heads, eternal gates!
Take the King of glory in.
Yet He loves the earth He leaves;
Still He calls mankind His own. 4
His prevailing death He pleads;
Great Forerunner of our race.
Far above yon starry height;
into the heavens. Heb. 4, 14.
The victim's blood is shed,
His people's cause to plead:
2 No temple made with hands
His place of service is;
A heavenly priesthood His:
Are all fulfilled, and now withdraw. 3 And though awhile He be
Hid from the eyes of men,
Their great High Priest again;
177 Behold, I am alive for evermore.
Can thy terrors, Death, appal us;
This shall calm our trembling breath,
Pure in heart may we abide,
Lite, nor death, nor powers of hell,
May we go where He is gone,
7s. The man, Christ Jesus.- Tim. 2, 3. 1 CHRI YHRIST to heaven is gone before
In the body here He wore ;
Is our Brother glorified,
Tis our nature on the throne: