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Hark! the judgment trumpet calls!
Soul, rebuild thy house of clay-
Immortality thy walls,
And eternity thy day.

C.M. 615 This mortai must put on immor.

tality.-1 Cor. 15, 53. 1 GTVEdust to dust! and here we leave

The earthly to
That so this mortal may receive

Its immortality.
2 Spirit to spirits purified;

And [his) hath soared on high,
Hath joined the members glorified-

The brethren in the sky.
3 Saviour, Thy love unites us all,

The living and the dead;
Tis but one body mystical,

And but one glorious Head. 4 Keep us in fellowship of soul

With the dear saint that's gone; Make us in worship, service, love,

Like those before the throne. 5 And now to IIim who conquered death,

United praise be given:
Amidst the parting tears of earth,
The welcome-palms of heaven.

O.M. 616 Thanks be to God which giveth us

the victory.- 1 Cor. 15, 57. 1 THOUGIL tears wil fall, and hearts

are stirred, We know in whom we trust, And confident in His sure word,

We bear the “dust to dust." 2 We sow this seed in earth to die,

In the great Master's name; Type of decay and vanity,

In weakness, and in shame. 8 It shall arise a holy shrine

Of glory, beauty, might,
Fit for a spirit made divine,

All purity, all light.
4 Thanks he to God, there is no death,

For all that trust His word; Thanks be to God, for victory,

Through Jesus Christ our Lord.

617 C.M.

He fell asleep.--Acts 7, 60. 1 HE

E"fell asleep" in Christ his Lord :

He gave to Him to keep
The soul lsis great love had redeemed,

Then, calmly went to sleep:.
And as a tired bird folds its wing,

Sure of the morning light,
He laid him down, in trusting faith,

And did not dread the night.
2 He“fell asleep” in Jesus' love:

So on its mother's breast
The little child is comforted

When there it goes to rest ;
His, was a childlike confidence,

And as he closed his eyes,
The whisper was within his soul,

"To-day in Paradise.”
3 Now is the spirit with the Lord ;

And soon the mouldering frame
Shall put on immortality,

And rise in Jesus' name,
A tenement of radiant light,

A shrine for the blest soul,
To worship in, rejoice, and serve,
While the great ages roll.

L.M.

618 1 will redeem them from death.

WHY

Hosea 13, 14. 1

Y should we start, and fear to die?

What timorous souls we mortals Death is the gate of endless joy, [are!

And yet we dread to enter there. 2 The pains, the groans, and dying strife,

Fright our approaching souls away;
Still we shrink back again to life,

Fond of our prison and our clay. 8 Oh! if my Lord would come and meet, My soul should stretch her wings in

haste, Fly fearless through death's iron gate,

Nor feel the terrors as she passed. 4. Jesus can make a dying bed

Feel soft as downy pillows are,
While on His breast I lean my head,
And breathe my life out sweetly there.

THE BLESSEDNESS OF HEAVEN.

C.M. 619 The good land that is beyond Jor

dan.-Deut. 3, 25. 1 VERE is a land of pure delight, Infinite day excludes the night,

And pleasures banish pain.
2 There everlasting spring abides,

And never-withering flowers;
Death, like a narrow sea, divides

This heavenly land from ours.
3 Sweet fields beyond the swelling flood

Stand drest in living green:
So to the Jews old Canaan stood,

While Jordan rolled between.
But timorous mortals start and shrink

To cross this narrow sea;
And linger shivering on the brink,

And fear to launch away.
5 ( could we make our doubts remove,

Those glooray doubts that rise,
And see the Canaan that we love

With unbeclouded eyes! 6 Could we but climb where Moses stood,

And view the landscape o'er,
Not Jordan's stream, nor death's cold

flood,
Should fright us from the shore.

S.M. or 6.6.8.6.4.7. 620 They declare plainly that they seek

a better country.-Heb. 11, 14. 1 FROM Egypt lately come, Where

death and darkness reign, We seek our new, our better home, Where we our rest shall gain.

[IIallelujah:
We are on our way to God.)
To Canaan's sacred bound

We haste with songs of joy;
Where peace and liberty are found,

And sweets that never cloy.

2

3 There sin and sorrow cease,

And every conflict's o'er; There we shall dwell in endless peace,

And never hunger more.
4 There, in celestial strains,

Enraptured myriads sing;
There love in every bosom reigns,

For God Himself is King.
5 We soon shall join the throng;

Their pleasures we shall share; And sing the everlasting song,

With all the ransomed there. 6 How sweet the prospect is!

It cheers the pilgrim's breast: [ness, We're journeying through the wilder

But soon shall gain our rest.

112th.

621 Now we see through a glass darkly,

but then face to face.-1 Cor. 13, 12. 1

At God's right hand, where Jesus

reigns, Since the sweet earnest of His love O'erwhelms us on these dreary plains ! No heart can think, no tongue explain,

What bliss it is with Christ to reign. 2 When sin no more obstructs our sight,

When sorrow pains our heart no more, How shall we view the Prince of

light, And ail His works of grace explore! What heights and depths of love divine, Will there through endless ages shine! 3 Well, He has fixed the happy day

When the last tear shall all our eyes,
And God shall wipe that tear away,
And fill us with divine surprise
To hear His voice, and see His face,

And feel His infinite embrace !
4 This is the heaven I long to know:

For this, with patience, I would wait,
Till, weaned from earth, and all below,
I mount to my celestial seat,
And wave my palm, and wear my crown,
And, with the elders, cast them down.

TO

8s. 622 In whom believing ye rejoice with

joy unspeakable.-1 Pet. 1, 8. 1 10 Jesus, the crown of my hope,

My soul is in haste to be gone; O bear me, ye cherubim, up,

And waft me away to His throne! 2 My Saviour! whom absent I love;

Whom, not having seen, I adore;
Whose name is exalted above

All glory, dominion, and power;
3 Dissolve Thou these bonds that detain

My soul froin her portion with Thee;
Ostrike off this adamant chain,

And make me eternally free. 4 O then shall the veil be removed, And round me Thy brightness be

poured ; I shall meet Him whom absent I loved,

I shall see whom unseen I adored.
5 And then never more shall the fears,

And trials, temptations, and woes,
Which darken this valley of tears,

Intrude on my blissful repose! 6 Or, if yet remembered above,

Remembrance no sadness shall raise:
They'll be but new signs of Thy love,
New themes for my wonder and

praise!

L.M. 623 There shall in no wise enter into it

any thing that defileth.-Rev.21,27. 1 H ;

But all who hope to enter there, Must here that holy course begin,

Which shall their souls for rest prepare. 2 Clean hearts, O God! in us create ;

Right spirits, Lord, in us renew;
Connence we now that higher state,

Now do Thy will as angels do.
3 life in heaven! ( what is this?

The sum of all that faith believed:
Pulness of joy, and depths of bliss,

seen, unfathomed, unconceived.

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