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4 Farewell, conflicting hopes and fears, Where lights and shades alternate dwell:
(pears! How bright the unchanging morn ap
Farewell, inconstant world, farewell! 5 Life's duty done, as sinks the clay,
Light from its load the spirit flies; While heaven and earth combine to say, How blest the righteous when he dies!
607 He shall enter into peace.
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softly on the western hills,
The sunset light is shed! So Christ the Lord sheds forth His
Melts into deeper gloom;
Into his Saviour's tomb. 3 The sun is gone, but round the heavens
The crimson hues are east;
When good men breathe their last. 4 And now, above the dews of night,
The vesper star appears; Thus faith lights up the mourner's
heart, Lights up the mourner's tears. 5 The darkness deepens; sure to bring
The morning in the skies; So all that sleep in Jesus now, In glory shall arise,
78. 608 He will swallow up death in vic
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LESSING, honour,thanks,and praise,
Pay we, gracious God, to Thee;
2 LO! the prisoner is releast,
Lightened of his earthly load;
Grief and suffering are no more.
Ended is the glorious strife;
Triumphing in Paradise.
In the new, the joyful song ;
609 it is sown in dishonour; it is UN
43 1 TNVEIL thy basora, faithful tomb!
Take this new treasure to thy trust, And give these sacred relics room
Awhile, to slumber in the dust. 2 Nor pain, nor grief, nor anxious fear,
Invades thy bound; no mortal woes, Can reach the forms that sluuber here,
id ai Is watch their repose. 3 So Jesus slept: God's dying Son
(bed: Passed through the grave, and blest the Rest here, dear saint, till from His throue
shade. The morning break, and pierce the Break from His throne, illustrious
morn! Attend, O earth! His sovereign word; Restore thy trust, a glorious form: He must ascend to meet his Lord.
P.M. 610 Sorrow not, even as others which
have no hope.-1 Thess. 4, 13.
But we will not deplore thee,
Is thy guide through the gloom. 2 Thou art gone to the grave,
We no longer behold thee,
611 A good soldier of Jesus Christ.CAPTAIN and Sayiour of the host
2 Tim. 2, 3.
We bless Thee for our comrade true,
Now summoned up to Thee.
In faithful following Thee;
3 We thank Thee that the way-worn
The sleep in Jesus blest: (sleeps The purified and ransomed soul
Hath entered into rest.
Hath met with such regard :
8.7. 612 1 will receive you unto Myself.
-John 14, 3. 1 HAPPY soul! thy days are ended,
thy : Go, by angel guards attended,
To the sight of Jesus, go!
Lo! the Saviour stands above;
Holding forth the crown of love.
To thy dear Redeemer's breast:
To his everlasting rest.
Bear a momentary pain;
78. 613 That they may rest from their
And the weary are at rest.
And laid down thy heavy load,
3 Sin can never taint thee now,
Doubts nor fears thy faith assail;
Here, mid earthly gloom, is said,
And the weary are at rest.
7s. 614 We have a building of God, a house
not made with hands.-2 Cor. 5, 1. 1 SPI (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!
All the regions of the sky.
Grave, the treasury of the skies !