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3 The friends gone there before me,
Are calling from on high,
And joyous angels o'er me
Tempt sweetly to the sky.
"Why wait," they say, "and wither,
Mid scenes of death and sin?
O rise to glory hither,

And find true life begin!"

4 I hear the invitation,


And fain would rise and come,
A sinner, to salvation;
An exile, to his home:
But while I here must linger,
Thus, thus let all I see
Point on with faithful finger,
To heaven, O Lord, and Thee.


995 Abide with me, for it is toward evening.-Luke 24, 29.

ABIDE with me,fast falls the eventide;

The darkness thickens: Lord, with

me abide;

[flee, When other helpers fail, and comforts Help of the helpless, O abide with me! 2 Swift to its close ebbs out life's little


Earth's joys grow dim, its glories pass


Change and decay in all around I see: O Thou who changest not, abide with me! 3 Not a brief glance I beg, a passing word, But as Thou dwell'st with Thy disciples,


Familiar, condescending, patient, free, Come not to sojourn, but abide with me; 4 Come not in terrors, as the King of kings, But kind and good, with healing in Thy


Tears for all woes, a heart for every plea; Come, Friend of sinners, thus abide with


5 I need Thy presence every passing hour,

What but Thy grace can foil the tempter's power?

Who like Thyself my guide and stay can be?

Through cloud and sunshine, O abide with me!

6 I fear no foe, with Thee at hand to bless: Ills have no weight, and tears no bitter


Where is death's sting? where, grave, thy victory?

I triumph still, if Thou abide with me. 7 Hold Thou Thy cross before my closing eyes,

Shine through the gloom, and point me to the skies:

Heaven's morning breaks, and earth's vain shadows flee;

In life, in death, O Lord, abide with me!


996 At evening time it shall be light.—

Zech. 14, 7.

1ALife's little day is near its close,

Tevening time-when day is done,

And all the glare and heat are gone, And gentle dews foretel repose, To crown my faith before the night, At evening time let there be light. 2 At evening time-when labour's past, Though storms and toils have marred my day,

Mercy has tempered every blast, [way, And love and hope have cheered the Now let the parting hour be bright, At evening time let there be light! 3 God doth send light at evening time, And bid the fears, the doubtings flee I trust His promises sublime! His glory now is risen on me; His full salvation is in sight! At evening time, there now is light.


997 The time of my departure is at


hand.-2 Tim. 4, 6.

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1 THE hour of my departure's come, I hear the voice that calls me home;


At last, O Lord, let trouble cease,
And let Thy servant die in peace.
2 The race appointed I have run,
The combat's o'er, the prize is won;
And now my witness is on high,
And now my record's in the sky.

3 Not in mine innocence I trust,

I bow before Thee in the dust;

And through my Saviour's blood alone I look for mercy at Thy throne. 4 I come, I come at Thy command; I give my spirit to Thy hand: Stretch forth Thine everlasting arins, And shield me in the last alarms.


998 Which hope we have as an anchor


of the soul.-Heb. 6, 19.

IN age and feebleness extreme,

Who shall a sinful worm redeem? Jesus! my only hope Thou art! Strength of my failing flesh and heart O could I catch a smile from Thee, And drop into eternity!



He fell asleep.-Acts 7, 60.

1 CALM on the bosom of thy God,

Fair spirit, sleep thee now!
E'en while with us thy footsteps trod,
His sal was on thy brow.

2 Dust, to its narrow house beneath!
Soul, to its home on high!

They that have seen thy look in death;
No more need fear to die.




To die is gain.-Phil. 1, 21.

AWAY, away! thou Christian soul,

Where feet nor wings could ever climb;

Beyond the heavens where planets roll, Measuring the cares and joys of time. 2 Now go! where God and glory shine, Where His smile makes eternal day: And all that's mortal now resign, For angels wait and point thy way.


A charge to keep I have.

A debtor to mercy alone

A few more years shall roll

A Friend there is, your voices join





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A mighty mystery we set forth.
Abide with me, fast falls the eventide 995
According to thy gracious word
Adore, my soul, that awful Name
Afflicted saint to Christ draw near
Again the Lord of life and light
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Ah! whither should I go


Alas! and did my Saviour bleed


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All hail, redeeming Lord

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All people that on earth do dwell
All that I was, my sin, my guilt.
All ye that pass by

Almighty Father of mankind.
Almighty Maker of my frame
Along my earthly way

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And is the day of mercy set
And is this life prolonged to me
And will the eternal King
And will the great eternal God
And will the Judge descend
Angels, from the realms of glory
Angels, roll the rock away
Another six days' work is done
Approach, my soul, the mercy-seat
Are we the soldiers of the cross
Arise, my soul, my joyful powers
Arise, O King of grace, arise
Arm of the Lord, awake, awake
Around the throne of God in heaven 961
Around thy grave, Lord Jesus

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As when the weary traveller gains
At evening time, when day is done
At length this restless heart is still
Awake, and sing the song.
Awake, my heart, arise, my tongue
Awake, my soul, and with the sun
Awake, my soul, in joyful lays.
Awake, my soul, stretch every nerve. 541
Awake, my zeal, awake, my love





Awake, our souls, and bless his name. 234
Awake, our souls, away our fears
Awake, sweet gratitude and sing
Awake, ye saints, and raise your eyes
Awake, ye saints, awake

Away, away! thou Christian soul
Away from every mortal care

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Behold, the morning sun

Behold, the throne of grace

Behold, the sure Foundation-stone

Behold, a Stranger at the door


Behold the glories of the Lamb... 261

Behold, the mountain of the Lord'




Behold what wondrous grace


Be merciful to us, O God'

Behold, where in the friend of man. 183





Beneath thy wing, O God, I rest
Beset with snares on every hand
Beyond, beyond that boundless sea


Beyond the dark and stormy bound. 579 Beyond the glittering starry skies

Birds have their quiet nests

Bless, O my soul, the living God


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Blessed are they who have not seen. 432

Blessed is the faithful heart

Blessing, honour, thanks, and praise

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