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187 1 saw the dead, small and great,


.-, 12. 1 MREAT God, what do we see and hear!

The end of things created!
The Judge of mankind doth appear,

On clouds of glory seated;
The trumpet sounds, the graves restore
The dead whom they contained before:

Prepare, my soul, to meet Him. 2 The dead in Christ shall first arise,

At the last trumpet's sounding; Caught up to meet Him in the skies;

With joy their Lord surrounding: No gloomy fears their souls dismay; His presence sheds eternal day

On those prepared to meet Him. 3 Great Judge! to Thee our prayers we

pour, In deep abasement bending; [hour, Oshield us through that last dread

Thy wondrous love extending:
May we, in this our trial-day,
With wakeful hearts Thy word obey,

And thus prepare to meet Thee.

C.M. 188 The former things are passed

away.-Rev. 21, 4.
* Lo what a glorious sight appears

believing !
The earth and seas are passed away,

And the old rolling skies. 2 From the high heavenwhere God resides,

That holy, happy place,
The new Jerusalem comes down,

Adorned with shining grace. 3 The God of glory down to men

Removes His blest abode;
Men, the dear objects of His grace,

And He the loving God. 4 His own kind hand shall wipe the tears

From every weeping eye;
And pains, and groans, and griefs, and

And death itself shall die.

L.M. 189 The Lord Jesus shall be revealed from heaven.- 2 Thess. 1, 7.

, When heaven and earth shall pass

away, What power shall be the sinner's stay?

How shall he meet that dreadful day? 2 When, shrivelling like a parched scroll,

The flaming heavens together roll,
When louder yet, and yet more dread,
Swells the high trump that wakes the

3 Oh! on that day, that awful day,

When mantojudgmentwakes from clay,
Be Thou, O Christ, the sinner's stay,
When heaven and earth shall pass away,

L.M. 190 The glorious appearing of the great

and 1 Now COW to the Lord, that makes us know

The wonders of His dying love,
Be humble honours paid below,

And strains of nobler praise above. 2 'Twas He that cleansed our foulest sins

And washed us in His richest blood : Tis He that makes us priests and kings,

And brings us rebels near to God. 3 To Jesus, our atoning Priest,

To Jesus, our immortal King,
Be everlasting power confest,

And every tongue His glory sing. 4 Behold!onflying clouds He comes, [own;

All heaven and earth their Sovereign
And saints, uprising from their tombs,

Triumphant gather round His throne. 5 The unbelieving world shall wail,

While we rejoice to see the day;
Come, Lord; nor let Thy promise fail,
Nor let Thy chariot long delay.

S.M. 191 For God shati bring every work

into judgment,-Ecc. 12, 14, I AND will the Judge descend?

And must ?
And not a single soul escape

His all-discerning eyes ?

2 How will my heart endure

The terrors of that day, When earth and heaven before His face,

Astonished, shrink away?
3 But ere the trumpet shakes

The mansions of the dead;
Hark! from the gospel's gracious voice,

What welcome tidings spread. 4 Ye sinners, seek His grace,

Whose wrath ye cannot bear; Fly to the shelter of His cross,

And find salvation there.
5 So shall that curse remove

By which the Saviour bled,
And the last awful day shall pour
His blessings on your head.

. 192 He cometh to judge the earth. -

Ps. 96, 13. 1 WHEN Thou, my righteous Judge,

come To fetch Thy ransomed people home,

Shall I among them stand? Shall such a worthless worm as I, Who sometimes am afraid to die,

Be found at Thy right hand ?
2 I love to meet among them now,
Before Thy gracious feet to bow,

Though vilest of them all:
But can I bear the piercing thought!
What, if my name should be left out,

When Thou for them shalt call ?
3 Prevent-prevent it by Thy grace,
Be Thou, dear Lord, my hiding-place,

In this, the accepted day;
Thy pardoning voice, 0 let me hear,
To still my unbelieving fear,

Nor let me fall, I pray. 4 Let me among Thy saints be found Whene'er the archangel's trump shall

To see Thy smiling face; (sound, Then loudest of the crowd I'll sing, While heaven's resounding mansions

With shouts of sovereign grace.

193 Watch, for ye know not what hour

your Lord doth come.-Matt 24, 42. 1 YEY E virgin souls, arise,

With all the dead awake;
Unto salvation wise,

Oil in your vessels take:
Upstarting at the midnight cry,

Behold your heavenly Bridegroom nigh. 2 He comes, He comes, to call

The nations to His bar,
And take to glory all

Who meet for glory are:
Make ready for your free reward;

Go forth with joy to meet your Lord. 3 Go, meet Him in the sky;

Your everlasting Friend;
Your Head to glorify,

With all His saints ascend;
Ye pure in heart, obtain the grace

To see, without a veil, His face. 4 Ye, that have here received

The unction from above,
And in His Spirit lived,

And thirsted for His love:
Jesus shall claim you for His bride;
Rejoice with all the sanctified.
3 The everlasting doors

Shall soon the saints receive,
Above those angel-powers

In glorious joy to live;
Far from a world of grief and sin,
With God eternally shut in. 194 Let us therefore come boldly unto

the throne of grace.-Heb, 4. 10. · ,

ORD of mercy and of might, Maker, Teacher, Infinite,

Jesus, hear and save. 2 Great Creator, Saviour mild,

Humbled to a mortal child,
Captive, broken, bound, reviled,

Jesus, hear and save,

3 Throned above celestial things,

Borne aloft on angels' wings,
Lord of lords, and King of kings,

Jesus, hear and save. # Soon to come to earth again,

Judge of angels and of men,
Hear us now, and hear us then;

Jesus, hear and save!


L.M. 195 They shall fear Thee through

out all generations.-Ps. 72, 5. 1 GI REAT God, whose universal sway The known and unknown worlds

Now give the kingdom to Thy Son;

Extend His power, exalt His throne. 2 Thy sceptre well becomes His hands:

All heaven submits to His commands:
His worship and His fear shall last

Till hours, and years, and time be past. 3 As rain on meadows newly mown,

So shall He send His influence down:
His grace on fainting souls distils,

Like heavenly dew on thirsty hills.
4 The heathen lands, that lie beneath

The shades of overspreading death,
Revive at His first dawning light,

And deserts blossom at the sight.
5 The saints hall flourish in His days,

Drest in the robes of joy and praise;
Peace, like a river, from His throne
Shall flow to nations yet unknown.

S.M. 196 Yet have I set my King upon my

hill of , 1 WI

CHAT though the people rage,

And kings with counsels vain,
Against the Omnipotent engage,
And spurn Messiah's reign;

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