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3 Fear not, ye of little faith,
For He hath abolished death;
Dreading the dark way alone,
Far diffusing holiest light.
With the comfort of His care;
, 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
And His life I yet shall see;
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,
Tis there our hope begins.
Amid the scenes He trod;
At the right hand of God.
Where His dear blood was spilt;
Abolished all my guilt.
Shall strength and succour give?
Therefore His servants live. 4 By death, Hedeath's dark king defeated,
And overcame the grave;,
He lives, He reigns to save.
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;
And struck the chosen tribes with awe.
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!
And hymns of triumph sing.
His heavenly guards around
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.
Let knowledge lead the song;
Upon a thoughtless tongue.
He loved that chosen race;
And heathens taste His grace.
THE SECOND COMING OF
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 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;
Come to judgment!
See in solemn pomp appear!
Hasten, Lord, the general doom;
heaven and earth to inherit,
All creation Travails, groans, and bids Thee come. 6 Yea, amen! let all adore Thee,
High on Thine exalted throne!
O come quickly,
I will come again.-John 14, 3. 1 THE Lord of might, from Sinai's brow,
Outstretched in fear and wonder ;
The rocks were rent asunder. 2 The Lord of love, on Calvary,
A meek and suffering stranger,
In nature's hour of danger:
And met His Father's anger.
The King of all created,
On clouds of glory seated;
S.M. 186 what I say unto you, I say unto you
all, Watch.-Mark 13, 37.
Each in his office wait,
And watchful at His gate.
And trim the golden flame;
For awful is His name.
And, while we speak, He's near;
And ready all appear, 4 O happy servant he
In such a posture found;
And be with honour crowned. 5 Christ shall the banquet spread
With His own royal hand,
Amidst the angelic band.