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187 I saw the dead, small and great, stand before God.-Rev. 20, 12.
REAT God, what do we see and hear!
The Judge of mankind doth appear,
The trumpet sounds, the graves restore
2 The dead in Christ shall first arise,
On those prepared to meet Him.
3 Great Judge! to Thee our prayers we
In deep abasement bending;
O shield us through that last dread
May we, in this our trial-day,
With wakeful hearts Thy word obey,
188 The former things are passed
away.-Rev. 21, 4.
Lo, what a glorious sight appears
To our believing eyes!
The earth and seas are passed away,
2 From the high heavenwhere God resides,
3 The God of glory down to men
Men, the dear objects of His grace,
4 His own kind hand shall wipe the tears From every weeping eye;
And pains, and groans, and griefs, and fears,
And death itself shall die.
189 The Lord Jesus shall be revealed
from heaven.-2 Thess. 1, 7.
1 THAT day of wrath, that dreadful day, When heaven and earth shall pass
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 dead;
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
God and our Saviour.-Titus 2, 13.
1 NOW to the Lord, that makes us know The wonders of His dying love,
Be humble honours paid below,
2 "Twas He that cleansed our foulest sins
191 For God shall bring every work into judgment.-Ecc. 12, 14. ND will the Judge descend? And must the dead arise?
And not a single soul escape
2 How will my heart endure The terrors of that day,
When earth and heaven before His face, Astonished, shrink away?
8 But ere the trumpet shakes The mansions of the dead;
Hark! from the gospel's gracious voice,
So shall that curse remove
192 He cometh to judge the earth.-
Ps. 96, 13.
THEN Thou, my righteous Judge,
To fetch Thy ransomed people home,
2 I love to meet among them now,
But can I bear the piercing thought!
3 Prevent-prevent it by Thy grace,
4 Let me among Thy saints be found Whene'er the archangel's trump shall To see Thy smiling face;
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. 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:
Your everlasting Friend;
With all His saints ascend;
3 The everlasting doors
Shall soon the saints receive,
Far from a world of grief and sin,
194 Let us therefore come boldly unto
the throne of grace.-Heb. 4. 16.
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,
Soon to come to earth again,
Hear us now, and hear us then;
Jesus, hear and save!
THE DOMINION OF CHRIST.
195 They shall fear Thee... through.
out all generations.-Ps. 72, 5.
GREAT God, whose universal sway
The known and unknown worlds obey,
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 shall 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.
196 Yet have I set my King upon my
holy hill of Zion.-Ps. 2, 6.
WHAT though the people rage,
And kings with counsels vain,