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3 Fear not, ye of little faith,

For He hath abolished death;
Death, no longer now we die,
We but follow Christ on high.
4 And before each fainting one,

Dreading the dark way alone,
Now appear His footsteps bright,

Far diffusing holiest light.
5 As our Shepherd He is there,

With the comfort of His care;
Fear no evil, doubt no more,
Christ to heaven is gone before.

, 179 The power of His resurrection.

Phil. 3, 10. 1 JESS, my Redeemer, lives;

Christ, my trust, is dead no more; In the strength this knowledge gives, Shall not all my fears be o'er? Calm, though death's long night be

fraught
Still with many an anxious thought.
2 Jesus, my Redeemer, lives,

And His life I yet shall see;
Bright the hope this promise gives,
Where He is I too shall be ;
Shall I fear then? can the Head

Rise and leave the members dead? 3 Close to Him my soul is bound,

In the bonds of death enclasped; Faith's strong hand this hold hath found, And the Rock hath firmly grasped ; Death shall ne'er my soul remove From its refuge in Thy love.

9.6. 180 I am He that liceth, and was dead.

-Rev. 1, 18. "Os show me not my Saviour dying.

As on the cross He bled Nor in the tomh a captive

lying, For He has left the dead. Then bid me not that form extended

For my Redeemer own, Who, to the highest heavens ascended,

In glory fills the throne,

2 Weep not for Him at Calvary's station;

Weep only for thy sins,
View where He lay with exultation;

Tis there our hope begins.
Yet stay not there, thy sorrows feeding,

Amid the scenes He trod;
Look up and see Him interceding

At the right hand of God.
3 Still in the shameful cross I glory,

Where His dear blood was spilt;
For there the Great Propitiatory

Abolished all my guilt.
Yet what, mid conflict and temptation.

Shall strength and succour give?
He lives, the Captain of Salvation ;

Therefore His servants live. 4 By death, Hedeath's dark king defeated,

And overcame the grave;,
Rising, the triumph He completed;

He lives, He reigns to save.
Heaven's happy myriads bow before

Him;
He comes, the Judge of men;
These eyes shall see Him and adore

Him;
Lord Jesus ! own me then.

L.M. 181 The Lord is among them, as in

Sinai, in the holy place.-Ps.68, 17. · sky

ORD,when Thoudidst ascendon high, Those heavenlyguards around Theewait,

Like chariots that attend Thy state. 2 Not Sinai's mountain could appear

More glorious when the Lord was there;
While He pronounced His dreadful law,

And struck the chosen tribes with awe.
3 How bright the triumph none can tell,
When the rebellious powers of hell,
That countless souls had captive made.
Were all in chains, like captives, led.
Raised by His Father to the throne,
He sent the promised Spirit down,
With gifts and grace for rebel men,
That God might dwell on earth again.

C.M. 182 God is gone up with a shout.–Ps.

47, 5. 1 10

FOR a shout of sacred joy,

To God the sovereign King!
Let every land its tongues employ,

And hymns of triumph sing.
2 Jesus our God ascends on high;

His heavenly guards around
Attend Him rising through the sky,

With trumpets'joyful soud. 3 While angels shout and praise their

Let mortals learn their strains; [King, Let all the earth His honours sing;

O’er all the earth He reigns.
Rehearse His praise with awe profound,

Let knowledge lead the song;
Nor mock Him with a solemn sound

Upon a thoughtless tongue.
5 In Israel stood His ancient throne;

He loved that chosen race;
But now He calls the world His own,

And heathens taste His grace.

THE SECOND COMING OF

CHRIST.

LM.

183 The Lord Jesus shall he revealed 1 THE Lord shall come! the earth shall

from heaven.-2 Thess. 1, 7. 1

quake; The mountains to their centre shake; And, withering from the vault of night,

The stars shall pale their feeble light. 2 The Lord shall come! but not the same

As once in lowliness He came:
A silent Lamb before His foes,

A weary man, and full of woes. 3 The Lord shall come! a dreadful form, With rainbow wreath and robes of

storm, On cherub wings, and wings of wind; Appointed Judge of all mankind.

4 Can this be He, once wont to stray

A pilgrim on the world's highway, Opprest by power, and mocked by pride, The Nazarene,-the Crucified? 5 While sinners in despair shall call,

"Rocks, hide us; mountains, on us fall!" The saints, ascending from the tomb, Shall joyful sing, “The Lord is come!

8.7.4. 184 Behold, He cometh with clouds.

Rev. 1, 7. 1 L0 O! Hecomes, with clouds descending,

Once for favoured sinners slain! Thousand thousand saints attending Swell the triumph of His train:

Hallelujah! Jesus now shall ever reign. 2 Every eye shall now behold Him

Robed in dreadful majesty; Those who set at nought and sold Him, Pierced and nailed Him to the tree,

Deeply wailing, Shall the great Messiah see. 3 When the solemn trump has sounded,

Heaven and earth shall flee away;
All who hate Him must, confounded,
Hear the trump proclaim the day:

Come to judgment!
Come to judgment! come away!
4 Now redemption, long expected,

See in solemn pomp appear!
All His saints, by man rejected,
Now shall meet Him in the air:

Hallelujah!
See the day of God appear!
5 Answer Thine own bride and Spirit,

Hasten, Lord, the general doom;
The new

heaven and earth to inherit,
Take Thy pining exiles home:

All creation Travails, groans, and bids Thee come. 6 Yea, amen! let all adore Thee,

High on Thine exalted throne!
Saviour, take the power and glory:
Claim the kingdom for Thine own!

O come quickly,
Hallelujah! come, Lord, come!

185

8.7.8.7.8.8.7.

I will come again.-John 14, 3. 1 THE Lord of might, from Sinai's brow,

or
And Israel lay on earth below,

Outstretched in fear and wonder ;
Beneath His feet was blackest night,
And at His left hand and His right,

The rocks were rent asunder. 2 The Lord of love, on Calvary,

A meek and suffering stranger,
Upraised to heaven His languid eye,

In nature's hour of danger:
For us He bore the weight of woe,
For us He gave His blood to flow,

And met His Father's anger.
3 The Lord of love, the Lord of might,

The King of all created,
Shall back return to claim His right,

On clouds of glory seated;
With trumpet sound, and angel song,
And hallelujahs loud and long,
Ver death and hell defeated.

S.M. 186 what I say unto you, I say unto you

all, Watch.-Mark 13, 37.
1
YE

Each in his office wait,
Observant of His heavenly word,

And watchful at His gate.
2 Let all your lamps be bright,

And trim the golden flame;
Gird up your loins, as in His sight,

For awful is His name.
3 Watch, tis your Lord's command,

And, while we speak, He's near;
Mark the first signal of His hand,

And ready all appear, 4 O happy servant he

In such a posture found;
He shall his Lord with rapture see,

And be with honour crowned. 5 Christ shall the banquet spread

With His own royal hand,
And raise that favoured servant's hcad

Amidst the angelic band.

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