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THE HYMNAL 



Revised and Enlarged 



BEING THE REPORT OF THE COA/JHSS/OjV ON THE HYMNAL, 
APPOINTED BY THE GENERAL CONVENTION OF 1889 



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REV. CHARIIS IIUTCHINS 
MAY 24, 1939 



THE GENERAL CONVENTION. 



liESOLUTIOX ADOPTED BY THE HoUSE OF DEPUTIES AND CONCURRED IX BY 

THE House of Bishops, the fifteexth day of the Sessiox, October 
18th, 1889. 

Resolved, The House of Bishops concurring, that the- Commission on the 
Hymnal be instructed to print their final Eeport at least three months before 
the next General Convention ; that the Committee furnish to the Secretary of 
the Convention a sufficient number of copies for the Bishops and Deputies 
elect; and that the Secretary mail the same to them without delay. The 
expense of carrying out this order shall be paid hy the Treasurer of the Con- 
vention, on the approval of the Chairman of the Committee on Expenses. 

Attest: CHARLES L. HUTCHIXS, 

Secretary, 



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The following is believed to be a correct list of 
Hymns of the present Hymnal which are not retained 
in the Revised Hymnal to be reported to the General 
Convention in October, 1892, and is printed for con- 
venient reference : — 

2. The Lord will come. 

3. That day of wrath, that dreadful day. 
6. The Lord unto my Lord thus spake. 

11. The lx>rd hath spoke, the mighty God. 

14. O wisdom ! spreading mightily. 

21. Christians, awake, salute the happy morn. 

25. Come hither, ye faithful. 
" 26. Calm on the listening ear of night. 

27. To hail thy rising, Sun of life. 

80. The God of life, whose constant care. 
"31. While with ceaseless course the sun. 
-37. Brightest and best. 

38. Lo ! hills and mountains shall bring forth. 

41. 0*er mountain tops the mount of God. 

43. Watchman 1 tell us of the night. 

46. When, marshalled on the nightly plain. 

47. Sons of men, behold from far. 

48. Once more the solemn season calls. 

50. In mercy, not in wrath. 

51. Thy chastening wrath, O Lord, restrain. 

52. Thou, Lord, by strictest search hast known. 

54. Sinners ! turn, why will ye die ? 

55. My soul with patience waits. 

56. How oft, alas ! this wretched heart. 



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58. Hasten, sinner ! to be wise. 

59. Sinner, rouse thee from thy sleep. 
61. As o*er the past my memory strays. 
64. My sins, my sins, my Saviour. 
66.* O gracious Go<J, in whom I live. 
75. My Saviour, hanging on the tree. 

-^7. Who is this that comes from Kdom ? 
- 82. Bound upon the accursed tree. 

85. 'Tis finished ; so the Saviour cried. 
-86. Go to dark Gethsemane. 

88. Hark I the voice of love and mercy. 

91. Pain and toil are over now. 

92. All is o'er, the pain, the sorrow. 
98. I would not live alway. 

94. God of my life, O Lord most high. 

95. My grateful soul shall bless the Lord. 

96. This life 's a dream, an empty show. 

97. It is not death to die. 

101. Angels, roll the rock away ! 

102. Come, see the place where Jesus lay. 
108. Lift your glad voices in triumph on high. 

110. Thus God declares His sovereign will. 

111. Once the angel started back. 

112. Joy fills the dwelling of the just. 
115. Look, ye saints, the sight is glorious. 

118. The atoning work is done. 

119. The rising God forsakes the tomb. 

1 20. O, all ye people, clap your hands. 

121. Lift up your beads, eternal gates. 

122. The servants of Jehovah's will. 

123. Behold the glories of the Lamb. 

124. Stand up, my soul, shake off thy fears. 

125. He's come ! let every knee be bent. 
127. Come, Holy Gho^t, Creator, come. 

"128. Come, Holy Spirit, heavenly Dove. 
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186. When God of old came down from heaven. 
148. We give immortal praise. 
144. Holy, holy, holy Lord. 

147. Welcome, sweet day of rest. 

148. Awake, ye saints, awake. 

1$0. Sweet is the work, my God, my King. 
151. Great God, this sacred day of thine. 

153. Another six days' work is done. 

154. Lord, in the morning Thou shalt hear. 

156. Again the Lord of life and light. 

157. Lord of the worlds above. 

158. My opening eyes with rapture see. 

161. Far from my thoughts, vain world, begone. 

163. To Thy temple I repair. 

164. Now may He who from the dead. 

167. Dismiss us with Thy blessing, Lord. 

168. May the grace of Christ, our Saviour. 

173. Lord, spare and save our sinful race. 

1 74. Great is our guilt, our fears are great. 

1 77. How bright these glorious spirits shine ! 
182. Praise to God who reigns above. 

185. How vast must their advantage be. 

186. For the Apostles' glorious company. 

192. Triumphant Zion ! lift thy head. 

193. God's temple crowns the holy mount. 

194. God is our refuge in distresji. 

195. Like Noah's weary dove. 

196. The Lord, the only God, is great. 

197. One sole baptismal sign. 

198. Head of the host in glory. 

199. With joy shall I behold the day. 
201. Forth from the dark and stormy sky. 
204. To Jesus, our exalted Lord. 

206. And are we now brought near to God ? 

212. The gentle Saviour calls. 

215. O, in the morn of life, when youth. 



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21 7. My God, Thy covenant of love. 
219. When His salvation bringing. 

221. How bless'd are they who always keep! 

222. O, happy is the man who hears. 
228. What a strange and wondrous story. 
224. By cool Siloam's shady riil. 

228. O, write upon my memory, Lord. 
289. Witness, ye men and angels ; now. 
241. Lord, shall Thy children come to Thee ? 
248. His mercy and his truth. 

244. May God accept our vow. 

245. O, God of hosts, the mighty Lord. 

246. As by the light of opening day. 

247. Deign this union to approve. 

248. The voice that breathed o'er Kden. 

249. Be still, my heart, these anxious cares. 
' 250. When gathering clouds around I view. 

253. Thou art my hiding place, O Lord ! 
255. When musing sorrow weeps the past. 

258. Lord, let me know my term of days. 

259. Hear what the voice from heaven declares. 
.261. Not for the dead in Christ we weep. 

262. As the sweet flower that scents the morn. 

264. Star of peace, to wanderers weary. 

265. Fierce was the wild billow. 

266. When through the torn sail the wild tempest is streaming. 

268. O Thou, who didst prepare. 

269. Lord, for the just thou dost provide. 

273. Go forth, ye heralds, in my name. 

274. Come, Holy Ghost, eternal God. 

275. This stone to thee in faith wc lay. 
278. I'll wash my hands in innocence. 
281. O, 'twas a joyful sound to hear. 
286. On Sion and on Lebanon. 

288. O'er the gloomy hills of darkness. 
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291. Hasten the time appointed. 

293. When, Lord, to this our western land. 

294. Disowned of heaven, by man oppress'd. 

295. High on the bending willows hung. 

297. Rich are the joys which cannot die 

298. Sow in the mom thy seed. 

- -301. O come loud anthems let us sing. 

304. Salvation doth to God belong. 
~ ^05. Praise, O praise our God and King. 

807. Before the Lord we bow. 

S09. God bless our native land. 

311. Almighty Lord, before thy throne. 

313. Now may the God of grace and power. 

314. When streaming from the eastern skies. 
818. Forth in thy name, O Lord, I go. 

319. He that has God his guardian made. 

320. O God, my gracious God, to thee, 

321. Up to the hills I lift mine eyes. 
822. We build with fruitless cost, unless. 

323. When I can trust my all with God. 

324. My God, how endless is thy love. 

326. God of our fathers by whose hand. 

327. To-morrow, Lord, is thine. 

328. Arise, my soul, with .rapture rise. 
334. The day is past and gone. 

347. Now from the altar of our hearts. 

348. Time hastens on, ye longing saints. 

350. Safely through another week. 

351. Lord, when this holy morning broke. 

353. The winged heralds of the day. 

354. Dawn purples all the east with light. 

355. Come, Holy Ghost, with God the Son. 

356. God of Truth, O Lord of might. 

357. O God I Creation's secret force. 

358. As now the sun's declining rays. 

359. Before the ending of the day. 



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361 . The heavens declare thy glory, Lord. 
363. God's perfect law converts the soul. 

864. Behold the rooming sun. 

865. A glory gilds the sacred page. 

866. Thy word is to my feet a lamp. 

367. Great God, with wonder and with praise. 
868. Instruct me, in thy statutes, Lord. 
369. Salvation! O the joyful sound. 

371. All glorious God, what hymns of praise. 

372. To our Redeemer's glorious name. 

874. O could I speak the matchless worth. 

875. Peace, troubled soul, whose plaintive moan. 
ResoX^^ ^^^' Grace! 'tis a charming sound. 

877. He's blest whose sins have pardon gained. 
378. Behold the Saviour of mankind. 

879. Ah, not like erring man is God. 

880. When wounded sore, the stricken soul. 
_Z^i 381. Come, ye sinners, poor and needy. 

382. Ah, how shall fallen man. 

384. The voice of free grace, 
the ne 8j)5^ O to grace how great a debtor. 

the Col 3S7. Stay, thou long-suffdrin^ Spirit, stay. 

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390. O, let triumphant faith dispel. 
^^V^"^^ 891 . Rock of ages, cleft for me. 

TentioJ [The version No. 531 retained.] 

396. For ever here my rest shall be. 

897. A mountain fastness is our Go<l. 

898. How firm a foundation, ye saints of the Lord. 
400. Lord, teach us how to pray aright. 

402. Shepherd divine, our wants relieve. 

403. From every 'stormy wind that blows. 

404. Prayer is the soul's sincere desire. 

405. All people that on earth do dwell. 
, 408. Magnify Jehovah's name. 

410. Bless God, my soul ; Thou Lord alone. 



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411. Ye boundless realms of joy. 

412. O, praise the Lord in that blest place. 

414. O, God, my heart is fixed, 'tis bent. 

415. Through all the changing scenes of life. 

416. O, render thanks to God above. 

417. I sing the almighty power of God. 

418. Jehovah reigns, let all the earth. 

419. Begin, my soul, th' exalted lay. 

420. I'll praise my Maker with my breath. 

421. Adored forever be the Lord. 

427. With glory clad, with strength arrayed. 
429. Awake, my soul, to joyful lays. 
438. Angel bands, in strains sweet sounding. 
486. Who place on Zion's God their trust. 
489. My soul for help on God rely. 
442. Although the vine its fruit deny. 

444. Is there a lone and dreary hour. 

445. *Tis my happiness below. 

446. Go<l of my life, to Thee I call. 

448. Thy presence. Lord, hath me supplied. 
'451. As pants the hart for cooling streams. 

452. As, panting in the sultry beam. 

453. When I can read my title clear. 

457. I love my God, but with no love of mine. 

459. Thou, whom my soul admires above. 

460. My God, how wonderful Thou art. 

461. Thee will I love, my strength, my tower. 

462. Come, ye that love the Lord. 
465. Quiet, Lord, my froward heart. 

467. O, for a heart to praise my God. 

468. There is a fold whence none can stray. 
471. Am I a soldier of the cross. 

473. Awake, our souls ! away our fears. 
475. Supreme in wisdom as in power. 
478. Since I've known a Saviour's name. 
480. Jesus, Thy blood and righteousness. 



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481. Day of judgment, day of wonders! 

482. How will ray heart endure. 

487. How long shall earth's alluring toys. 

496. Jerusalem, my happy home. 

497. Jerusalem ! high tower thy glorious walls. 

498. O Lord, Thy mercy, my sure hope. 

499. My soul inspired with sacred love. 
600. The Lord descended from above. 
603. Happy, thrice happy they who hear. 

504. The Lord my pasture shall prepare. 

505. Guide me, Thou great Jehovah. 

[The version No. 530 retained.] 

508. The spacious firmament on high. 

510. In Thee I put my steadfast trust. 

61 1. Almighty God ! I call to Thee. 

616. The Lord our God is clothed with might. 

617. O Thou to whom all creatures bow. 

618. My hope, my steadfast trust. 

622. My hope, my all, my Saviour Thou ! 

624. The mighty flood that rolls. 

625. Seek, my soul, the narrow gate. 

626. Thy bitter anguish o'er. 
632. Jesus, Saviour of my soul. 

[The version No. 393 retained.] 

The whole number omitted is two hundred and sixty- 
one (261), including three which are merely duplicates. 
It may be mentioned that : — 
16. Hail, thou long expected Jesus. 
188. Com.e, let us join our friends above. 
469. God shall charge his angel legions. 
486. Christ leads me through no darker rooms, 
are retained, the first lines being : — 
Come thou long expected Jesus (No. 48). 
Let saints on earth in concert sing (No. 391). 
Call Jehovah thy salvation (No. 414). 
Lord, it belongs not to my care (No, 658). 
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CORRECTIONS : 

The following are also omitted : 
42. Hark the song of jubilee. 
438. The Lord himself, the mighty LorcL 
519. worship the King. 

The following are not omitted : 
309. God bless our native land. 
814, When streaming from the eastern skies. 
826. God of our fathers by whose hand. 

But are retained in ditferent form, thus : 

Our fathers* God I to Thee (No. 198). 
As every day Thy mercy spares (No. 630). 
O God of Bethel, by whose hand (No. 416). 



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PREFACE. 



The Joint Commission to which was referred the Hymnal reported to the General Con- 
vention of 1880, begs leave to report : — 

First, That it recommends the omission of certain hymns in the said ITymnal, as will 
be noted by tlie Report, whidi tlie Commission herewitli presents to the Convention. 

Second, That it recommends tlie addition of certain hymns from the present Hymnal, 
such addition being contained also in the Report. 

Third, That it recommends the addition of several hymns from other sources, which will 
be found as well in the Report. 

The lines laid down by the previous Committee have in general been followed, both as 
to principles and as to matters of detail. The following statements of that Committee are 
repeated here, as marking the course of the present Commission. Its aim has been 

1. To provide for the present needs and demands of the Church in her i)ublic worship 
and her increased activities, as the conditions have changed within the last twenty years. 

2. To provide so fully for hymns in the various departments of Church life and work as 
to make unnecessary the purchase of additional books for special occasions. 

3. To meet the necessities not merely of the larger City Parishes, but to include hymns 
wliicli would satisfy the wants of smaller Parishes and remote Missions and the needs of 
individual souls for the deepening, cultivation and expression of their personal devotion. 

4. To include, as far as possible, the expression of the varying schools of theological 
thought and phases of religious feeling in the Church. 

5. To place as many as possible of the hymns for the various seasons under the heading 
of "General,'' where they can readily be found by means of the first- line references, and 
where yet they will naturally come into use throughout the year. 

As to details, the Commission has been careful to conform its action to the instruction of 
the resolution under which it was appointed. The original versi»)ns of hymns have been 
carefully sought out and adopted, except when the general consensus of the leading 
Hymnals has shown that the "best existing text of suchhynms" varied from the original. 

It has made a distinction, as in the Report of ISSI), between hymns for comnum, and hymns 
for special use, pl.icing the latter in an Appendix, yet with continuous numbering, so that 
they may be available at any and all times. 

It has grouped together, as far as possible, according to their thought, the hymns placed 
under the heading of "General," and has arranged them generally after the main plan of 
the Report. 

It has provided an Index of Subjects — which, it is hoped, will be of use to the Clergy — 
as well as a Table of References by first lines. 

The Commission has not thought best to compile a list of hymns for the different Sundays, 
fearing that such a Table W(mld result in the jjractical disuse of the hymns not represented 
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Nor does the Commission advise the printing of the names of authors — though a list 
of such names is in hand, and at the disposal of the Convention — because, in its judgment, 
tlie hymns having become tlie property of the Church, and being in some instances altered 
from the original, need not, and ought not to be, associated with the names of those who 
wrote them. 

Every effort has been made to obtain the consent of living authors for the use of their 
hymns, and of the editora of Hymnals from which hymns have been taken, and the Commis- 
sion gratefully acknowledges the cordial courtesy with which the consent has been invariably 
given. 

The Commission must make mention here, with reverent affection, of two of its number, 
who entered three years ago upon this labor of love, both of whom also belonged to the 
preceding Committee : The Rt. Rev. Dr. Paddock of Massachusetts was among the most 
earnest and enthusiastic members of the Commission, No one gave more, perhaps none as 
much, thorough and unsparing thought and pains to the examination and selection of hymns. 
His habits of systematic exactness, his whole-souled devotion to every duty, his spiritual 
elevation — all marked features of his character — came out in striking ways in the hearty 
service which he gave to this w^ork. The venerable Dr. Benedict, of Ohio, all his life a 
student in hymnology, is remembered by his fellows, all these six years, with affectionate 
respect for the faithful interest and large experience which he brought to this work, for 
the consistent courage of his own opinions, and for his liberal consideration of needs and 
feelings of which he had no consciousness himself. To the one, with the suddenness of a 
translation ; to the other, through the peaceful patience of long anticipation, the sumnums 
came. But the faithful servant is always ready for his Lord's call ; and those who enter 
upon the labor of such servants of God as these, are cheered and comforted not only by the 
memory of pleasant companionship, and by the example of devoted lives, but by the blessed 
sense that where they are, and where we are, the service and the worship of the Master 
are one. 



William Croswell Do axe, D.D., LL.D., Chamnan. 
Thomas Uxdekwood Dudley, D.D., D.C.L. 
J. S. B. Hodges, D.D. 

E. A. Bradley, D.D. 
J. S. Biddle. 
Henry Coppee. 

F. E. Oliver. 

H. W. Nelson, Jr., D.D., Secretary, 



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CONTENTS. 



I. DAILY PRAYER 

MORXING 1- 6 

EvEXixo 7-22 

The Lord's Day 23-32 

IL THE CHRISTIAX YEAR. 

Advent 33- 48 

Christmas 49- 58 

Epiphany 59- 68 

SEPTU AGESIMA, ETC 69- 73 

Lent 74- 85 

Holy Week 86-102 

Easter Even 103-105 

Eastertide 100-121 

Ascensiontide 122-127 

"Whitsuntide 128-131 

Trinity 132-136 

St. Andrew 137 

St. Thomas 138 

St. Stephen 139, 140 

St. John the Evangelist. .. 141,142 

The Holy Innocents 143, 144 

The CiRCi'MCisioN 145, 146 

The Conversion of St. Paul. 147 

The PnuFiCATioN 148-151 

St. Matthias 152 

The Annunciation 153-155 

St. Mark 156 

St. Philip and St. James..-. 157 

St. Barn-\bas 158, 159 

The Nativity of St. John 

Baptist 160 

St. Peter 161, 102 j 

St. James 163 ■ 



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The Transfiguration 164-166 

St. Bartholomew 167 

St. Matthew 168 

St. Michael and All An- 
gels 169, 170 

St. Luke 171 

St. Simon and St. Jude 172 

General for Saints' Days.. 173-180 

Ember Days 181-186 

Rogation Days 187-100 

Thanksgiving Day 191-195 

National Days 196-20:3 

The Old Year 204, 20rj 

The New Year 20(V-208 

The Seasons 209-212 

in. THE CHURCH. 

Holy Baptism 213-218 

Confirmation 219-225 

Holy Communion 226-243 

Holy Matrimony 244-240 

Burial of the Dead 247-254 

Missions 255-271 

Almsgiving 272-274 

Charities 275-270 

Orphans 280, 281 

Temperance 282, 2S3 

Divinity Schools 284 



IT. THE HOLY SCRIPTURES. 
Y. SPECIAL OCCASIONS. 



285-288 



Ordination 289-203 

Institution of Ministers . . . 294 

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HYMNS 

Laying of a Cobxer-Stoxe . 205-208 
Consecration of Ciit:rches. 290-302 
Restoration of a Cuurch . . 30^ 

Dedication of Houses, 

Places and Things 304-308 

Travellers by Sea or Land 300-314 



VL GEXERAL 315-502 



YIL PROCESSIONALS 503-513 



HYMNS 

VIIL LITANIES 514-522 

IX. APPENDIX, 

For Children 523-5(58 

Lay Helpers 509-570 

Teachers 578 

Guilds or Friendly Socie- 
ties 570 

Parochial Missions 580-615 

For the Sick and Afflicted 610-02l> 
Home and Personal Use . . . 630-073 



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MORNING. 

1 L. M. 

"VTEW every morning is the love 
a. 1 Our wakening and uprising prove ; 
Through sleep and darkness safely brought, 
Restored to life, and power, and thought. 

2 New mercies, each returning day, 
Hover around us while we pray ; 
New perils past, new sins forgiven, 

New thoughts of God, new hopes of heaven. 

3 If on our daily course our mind 
Be set to hallow all we find. 

New treasures still, of countless price, 
God will provide for sacritice. 

4 Old friends, old scenes, will lovelier be. 
As more of heaven in each we see ; 
Some softening gleam of love and prayer 
ijjhall dawn on every cross and care. 

5 The trivial round, the common task. 
Will furnish all we need to ask; 
Room to deny ourselves, a road 

To bring us daily nearer God. 

6 Only, O Lord, in Thy dear love, 
Fit us for perfect rest above; 
And help us, this and every day. 
To live more nearly as we pray. 



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AWAKE, my soul, and with the sun 
Thy daily stage of duty run ; 
Shake off dull sloth, and early rise 
To pay thy morning sa^irifice. 

2 Redeem thy misspent time that's past. 
And live this day as if thy last; 
Improve thy talent with due care; 
For the great day thyself prepare. 

3 Wake, and lift up thyself, my heart. 
And with the angels bear thy i)art. 
Who all night long, unwearied, sing 
High praise to the eternal King. 

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4 All praise to Thee, Who safe hast kept. 
And hast refreshed me while I slept; 
Grant, Lord, when I from death shall wake, 
I may of endless light partake. 

5 Lord, I my vows to Thee renew ; 
Scatter my sins as morning dew; 

Guard my first springs of thought and will, 
And with Thyself my spirit fill. 

(5 Direct, control, suggest, this day, 
I All I design, or do, or say; 

That all my powers, with all their might, 
' In Thy sole glory may unite. 

7 Praise God, from Whom all blessings fiow ; 
I Praise Him, all creatures here below ; 
I Praise Him above, angelic host; 
. Praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost. 

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3 L. M. 

OJESU, Lord of heavenly grace, 
Thou brightness of Thy Father's face. 
Thou fountain of eternal light, 
t Whose beams dispei*se the shades of night, 

2 Come, holy Sun of heavenly love. 
Shower down Thy radiance from above; 
And to our inward hearts convey 

The Holy Spirit's cloudless ray. 

3 May faith, deep-rooted in the soul, 
Subdue our flesh, our minds control; 

, May guile depart, and discord cease, 
I And all within be joy and peace. 

4 Oh, hallowed be the approaching day; 
I Let meekness be our morning ray; 

' And faithful love our noonday light; 
And hope our sunset, calm and bright. 

5 O Christ, with each returaing morn, 
I Thine image to our hearts be borne; 
I Oh, may w^e ever clearly see 

I Our Saviour and our God in Thee. 



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4 P.M. 

COME, my soul, thou must be waking, 
Now is breaking 
O'er the eartli another day; 
Come, to Him who made this splendor 
bee thou render 
All thy feeble strength can pay. 

2 Pray that He may prosper ever 
Each endeavor, 

When thine aim is good and true; 
But that He may ever thwart thee, 
And convert tliee, 

When thou evil would' st pursue. 

8 Think tliat He thy ways beholdeth ; 
He unfoldeth 

Every fault that lurks within ; 
He the hidden shame glossed over 
Can discover, 

And discern each deed of sin. 



4 Mayest thou on life's last morrow, 
Free from sorrow, 

Pass away in slumber sweet; 
And, released from death's dark sadness, 
Rise in gladness, 

Tliat far brighter Sun to greet. 

5 Only God's free gifts abuse not, 
Light refuse not, 

But His Spirit's voice obey; 
Thou witli Him shalt dwell, beholding 
Light enfolding 

All things in unclouded day. 



EYERY morning mercies new 
Fall as fresh as morning dew; 
Every morning let us pay 
Tribute with the early day : 
For Thy mercies, Loi-d, are sure; 
Thy compassion doth endure. 

Still the greatness of Thy love 
Daily doth our sins remove ; 
Daily, far as east from west, 
Lifts the burden from the breast; 
Gives unbought, to those who pray. 
Strength to stand in evil day. 



3 Let our prayers each morn prevail. 
That these gifts may never fail; 
And, as we confess the sin 

And the tempter's power within. 
Feed us with the Bread of Life; 
Fit us for our daily strife. 

4 As the morning light returns. 
As the sun with splendor burns, 
Teach us still to turn to Thee, 
Ever blessed Trinity, 

With our hands our hearts to raise. 
In unfailing prayer and praise. 



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JESUS, crucified for man, 
O Lamb, all glorious on Thy throne, 
I Teach Thou our wondering souls to scan 
I The mystery of Thy love unknown. 

2 We pray Thee, grant us strength to take 
I Our daily cross, whate'er it be, 

And gladly for Thine own dear sake 
In paths of pain to follow Thee. 

3 As on our daily way we go. 

Through light or'shade, in calm or strife, 
Oh ! may we bear Thy marks below 
In conquered sin and chastened life. 

4 And week by week this day we ask 

That holy memories of Thy cross 
May sanctify each common task. 
And turn to gain each earthly loss. 

5 Grant us, dear Lord, our cross to bear 

Till at Thy feet we lay it down. 
Win through Thy blood our pardon there, 
j And through the cross attain the crown. 

Also the following: 

, 310 Christ, Whose glorv fills the skies. 
' 383 Holy, Holy, Holy, Lord God almighty. 
I (KU My Father, for another night. 
I (J32 When the bright morn I see. 



EYENING. 



IO.G.10.6. 



BRIGHTNESS of the immortal Father's 
face. 
Most holy, heavenly, blest, 
Lord Jesus Christ, in Whom His truth and 
grace 
Are visibly expressed: 



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2 The sun is sinking now, and one by one 

The lamps of evening shine : 
We liymn the eternal Father, and the Son, 
And Holy Ghost divine. 

3 Worthy art Thou at all times to receive 

Our hallowed praises, Lord: 
O Son of God, be Thou, in Whom we live, 
Through all the world adored. 

8 L.M. 

ALL praise to Thee, my God, this night, 
For all the blessings of the light; 
Keep me, oh, keep me. King of kings, 
Beneath Thine own almighty wings. 

2 Forgive me, Lord, for Thy dear Son, 
The ill tliat I this day have done; 
That with the world, myself, and Thee, 
I, ere I sleep, at peace may be. 

3 Teach me to live, that I may dread 
The grave as little as my bed; 
Teach me to die, that so I may 
Rise glorious at the awful day. 

4 Oil, may my soul on Thee repose, 

And may sweet sleep mine eyelids close; 
.Sleep that shall me more vigorous make 
To serve my God when I awake. 

5 AVlien in the night I sleepless lie, 

My soul with heavenly thoughts supply; 
Let no ill dreams disturb my rest, 
Xo powers of darkness me molest. 

6 Oh, when shall I, in endless day, 
Forever chase dark sleep away, 
And hymns divine with angels sing, 
All praise to Thee, eternal King ? 

7 Pi-aise God, from Whom all blessings flow; 
Praise Him, all creatures here below; 
Praise Him above, angelic host: 

Praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost. 

9 7.7.7.5 

HOLY Father, cheer our way 
With Thy love's perpetual ray: 
Grant us every closing day 
Light at evening-time. 

2 Holy Saviour, calm our fears 

When earth's brightness disappears: 
Grant us in our later years 
Light at evening-time. 
3 



3 Holy Spirit, be Thou nigh 
When in mortal pains we lie; 
Grant us, as we come to die. 

Light at evening-time. 

4 Holy, blessed Trinity, 
Darkness is not dark to Thee : 
Those Thou keepest always see 

Light at evening-time. 

10 8.8.8.4. 

THE radiant morn hath passed away, 
And spent too soon her golden st\>re ; 
The shadows of depaii:ing day 
Creep on once more. 

2 Our life is but an autumn sun, 

Its glorious noon, how quickly past; 
Lead us, O Christ, our life-work done, 
Safe home* at last. 

:5 Oh, by Thy soul-inspiring grace 

Uplift our hearts to realms on high ; 
Help us to look to that bright place 
Beyond the sky; 

4 Where light, and life, and joy, and peace 

In undivided empire reign. 
And thronging angels never cease 
Their deathless strain; 

5 Where saints are clothed in spotless white. 

And evening shadows never fall, 
Where Thou, eternal Light of Light, 
Art Lord of all. 

11 L. M. 

SUX of my soul. Thou Saviour dear, 
It is not night if Thou be near ; 
Oh, may no earth-born cloud arise 
To hide Thee from Thy servant's eyes. 

2 When the soft dews of kindly sleep 
My weary eyelids gently steep. 

Be my last thought, how sweet to rest 
Forever on my Saviour's breast. 

3 Abide with me from morn till eve, 
For without Thee I cannot live; 
Abide with me when night is nigh, 
For without Thee I dare not die. 

4 If some poor wandering child of Thine 
Have spurned to-day the voice divine, 
Xow, Lord, the gracious work begin; 
Let him no more lie down in sin. 



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5 Watch by the sick; enrich the i)(>or 

With blessings from Thy boundless store; 
Be every mourner's sleep to-nijjht, 
Like infant's slumbei*s, pure and light. 

Come near and bless us when we wake, 
Ere through the world our way we take, 
Till in the ocean of Thy love 
AVe lose ourselves in heaven above. 



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13 



L. M. 



Once more 'tis eventide, and wo 

Oppressed with various ills draw near; 

What if Thy form we cannot see ? 

We know and feel that Thou art here. 
4 



ABIDE with me: fast falls the eventide: 
The darkness deepens; Lord, with 
me abide: 
When other helpers fail, and comforts flee. 
Help of the helpless, oh, abide with me. 

2 Swift to its close ebbs out life's little day; 
Earth's joys grow dim, its glories pass away. 
Change and decay in all around I see; 

Thou Who changest not, abide with me. 

3 I need Thy presence every passing hour; 
What but Thy grace can foil the tempter's 

power ? 
AVho, like Thyself, my guide and stay can be? 
Through cloud and sunshine, Lord, abide 

with me. 

4 I fear no foe, with Thee at hand to bless: 
Ills have no weight, and tears no bitterness. 
Where is death's sting? where, grave, thy 

victory ? 

1 triumph still, if Thou abide with me. 



:3 O Saviour Christ, our woes dispel; 
I For some are sick, and some are sad, 
' And some have never loved Thee well. 
And some have lost the love they had ; 

4 And some have found the world is vain, 
Yet from the world they break not free; 
And some have friends who give them pain. 
Yet have not sought a friend in Thee. 

."> And none, O Lord, have perfect rest, 
For none are wholly free from sin; 
And they who fain would love Thee best 
Are conscious most of wrong within. 

() O Saviour Christ, Thou too art man; 

Thou hast been troubled, tempted, trietl ; 
Thy kind but searching glance can scan 
The very wounds that shame would hide. 

7 Thy touch has still its ancient power; 
No word from Thee can fruitless fall ; 
Hear, in this solemn evening hour. 
And in Thy mercy heal us all. 

14 C. M. 

THE sliadows of the evening hours 
Fall from tlie darkening sky; 
Upon the fragrance of the flowers 
The dews of evening lie. 

2 Before Thy throne, O Lord of heaven, 
We kneel at close of day; 
Look on Thy children from on high. 
And hear us while we pray. 



Hold Thou Thy cross before my closing eyes; , '^ 
Shine through the gloom, and point me to ' 

tlie skies; I 

Heaven's morning breaks, and earth's vain . 

shadows flee; ' 

In life, in death, () Lord, abide with me. ; ** 



AT even, ere the sun was set, , 5 

The sick, O Lord, around Thee lay; ' 
Oh, in what divers pains they met I 
Oh, with what joy they went away ! 



The sorrows of Thy servants, Lord, 
Oh, do not Thou despise, 

But let the incense of our prayers 
Before Thy mercy rise. 

The brightness of the coming niglit 
Upon the darkness rolls; 

With hopes of future glory chase 
The shadows on our souls. 

Slowly the rays of daylight fade: 

So fade within our heart 
The hopes in earthly love and joy. 

That one by one depart. 



Slowly the bright stars, one by one, 
I Within the heavens shine: 

, (Jive us, O Lord, fresh hopes in heaven, 
I And trust in things divine. 



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7 Let peace, O I^ord I Thy peace, O God ! 

Upon our souls clesceml, 
From midnight fears, and perils, Thou 
Our trembling hearts defend: 

8 Give us a respite from our toil, 

Calm and subdue our woes; 
Through the long day we labor, Lord, 
Oh, give us now repose. 



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SWEET Saviour, bless us ere we go: \ 

Thy word into our minds instill; 
And make our lukewarm hearts to glow < 
With lowly love and fervent will. I 

Through life's long day and death* s dark ! 
night, I 

O gentle Jesu, be our light. | 



SOFTLY now the light of day 
Fiules ujKin my sight away; 
Free from care, from labor free, 
Lord, 1 would commune with Thee. 

2 Thou, Whose all-pervading eye 

Naught escapes, without, within, 
Pardon each infirmity, 
Open fault, and secret 8in. 

3 Soon, for me, the light of day 
Shall forever pass away; 
Then, from sin and sorrow free, 
Take me, Lord, to dwell with Thee. 

4 Thou Who, sinless, yet hast known 

All of man's infirmity; 
Then, from Thine eternal throne, 
Jesus, look with pitying eye. 



The day is gone, its hours have run, i 

And Thou hast taken count of all, J'T 

The scanty triumphs grace hath won, 
The broken vow, the freciuent fall. 

Through life's long day and death^s dark 
night, 

O gentle jesu, be our light. 



:i Grant us, dear Lord, from evil ways 
True absolution and release ; 
And bless us, more than in past days. 

With purity and inward peace. 
Through lifers long day and death's dark 

night, 
O gentle Jesu, be our light. 

4 For all we love, the poor, the sad, 
The sinful, unto Thee we call ; 
Oh, let Thy mercy make us glacl ; 

Thou art our Saviour, and our all. 
Through life's long day and death's dark 

night, 
O gentle Jesu, be our light. 



8.7. 

SAVIOUR, breathe an evening blessing. 
Ere repose our spirits seal; 
Sin and want we come confessing; 
Thou canst save and Thou canst heal. 



5 Sweet Saviour, bless us; night is come; [ 

Through Aight and darkness near us be ; [ 
Goo<l angels watch about our home. 

Ami we are one day nearer Thee. 6 

Through life's long day and death's dark 
night, I 

O gentle Jesu, be our light. 
5 



Though the night be dark and dreary, 
Darkness cannot hide from Thee; 

Thou art He who, never weary, 
Watchest where Thy people be. 

Though destruction walk around us. 
Though the arrows past us fly, 

Angel-guards from Thee surround us; 
We are safe, if Thou art nigh. 

Be Thou nigh, should death overtake us; 

Jesus then our refuge be. 
And in Paradise awake us, 

There to rest in peace with Thee. 

Father, to Thy holy keeping 
Humbly we ourselves resign; 

Saviour, Who hast slept our sleeping. 
Make our slumbers pure as Thine; 

Blessed Spirit, brooding o'er us. 
Chase the darkness of our night, 

Till the perfect day before us 
Breaks in everlasting light. 



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THE Bun is sinking fast, 
The daylight dies; 
Let love awake, and pay 
Her evening sacrifice. 

2 As Christ upon the cross 

His head inclined, 
And to His Father's hands 
His parting soul resigned; 

3 So now herself my soul 

Would wholly give 
Into His sacred charge, 
In Whom all spirits live; 

4 So now beneath His eye 

Would calmly rest, 
Without a wish or thought 
Abiding in the breast ; 

6 Save that His will be done, 
Whate'er betide; 
Deatl to herself, and dead 
In Him to all beside. 



6 Thus would I live: yet now 

Not I, but He, 
In all His power and love, 
Henceforth alive in me. 

7 One sacred Trinity, 

One Lord divine. 
May I be ever His, 
And He forever mine. 



6 4 6 6 ^^^® ^^^^^ ^^ ^^^ ^^^ over; 

I raise the hymn to Thee, 
And ask that free from peril 

The hours of fear may be : 
O Jesu, keep me in Thy sight, 
And guard me through the coming night. 

4 Lighten mine eyes, O Saviour, 

Or sleep in death shall I, 

And he, my wakeful tempter, 

Triumphantly shall cry 
* He could not make their darkness light, 
Xor guard them through the houi*s of 
night.' 



Be Thou my soul's preserver, 
O God I for Thou dost know 

How many are the perils 
Through which I have to go. 

Lover of men, oh, hear my call, 

And guard and save me from them all ! 



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P.M. 



THE day is past and over: 
All thanks, O Lord, to Thee! 
I pray Thee that offenceless 
The hours of dark may be. 
O Jesu, keep me in Thy sight. 
And save me through the coming night! 

2 The joys of day are over: 
I lift my heaVt to Thee ; 
And call on Thee that sinless 
The hours of gloom may be. 
O Jesu, make their darkness light, 
And save me through the coming night ! 
6 



GOD, that madest earth and heaven, 
Darkness and light ; 
Who the day for toil hast given, 

For rest the night: 
May Thine angel-guards defend us. 
Slumber sweet Tliy mercy send us, 
Holy dreams and hopes attend us, 
This livelong night. 

2 Guard us waking, guard us sleeping, 

And, when we die. 
May we in Thy mighty keeping. 

All peaceful lie: 
When the last dread call shall wake us, 
Do not Thou, our God, forsake us, 
But to reign in glory take us 

With Thee on high. 



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OUR day of praise is done ; 
Tlie evening shadows fall; 
But pass not from us with the sun. 
True Light that lightenest all. 

2 Around the throne on high, 
Where night can never be, 
The white-rol)ed harpers of the sky 
Bring ceaseless hymns to Thee. 



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3 Too faint our anthems here ; 

Too soon of praise we tire: 
But oh, the strains how full and clear 
Of that eternal choir! 

4 Yet, Lord, to Thy dear will 

If Thou attune the heart, 
We in Thine angels' music still 
May bear our lower pai*t. 

5 'Tis Thine each soul to calm. 

Each wayward thought reclaim, 
And make our life a daily psalm 
Of glory to Thy Name. 

6 A little while, and then 

Shall come the glorious end ; 

And songs of angels and of men 

In perfect praise shall blend. 



22 lOs. 

THE day is gently sinking to a close. 
Fainter and yet more faint the sun- 
light glows ; 
O brightness of Thy Father's glory, Thou 
Eternal Light of Light, be with us now : 
Where Thou art present darkness cannot be; 
Midnight is glorious noon, O Lord, with 
Thee. 

2 Our changeful lives are ebbing to an end : 
Onward to darkness and to death we tend: 
O conqueror of the grave, be Thou our g^ide, 
Be Thou our light in death's dark eventide; 
Then in our mortal hour will be no gloom, 
No sting in death, no terror in the tomb. 

3 Thou, Wlio in darkness walking didst appear 
Upon the waves, and Thy disciples cheer. 
Come, Lord, in lonesome' days, when storms 

assail, 
And earthly hopes and human succors fail: 
When all is dark may we behold Thee nigh, 
And hear Thy voice — " Fear not, for it is I." 

4 The weary world is mouldering to decay. 
Its glories wane, its pageants fade away ; 
In that last sunset when the stars shallfall, 
M«ay we arise awakened by Thy call. 

With Thee, O Lord, forever to abide 
In that blest day which has no eventide. 
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Also the following: 
389 Three in One, and One in Three. 
408 The roseate hiies of early dawn. 
527 Now the day is over. 
(5:i5 Tarry with me, O my Saviour. 
(530 Inspirer and hearer of prayer. 
637 Great God, to Thee, my evening song. 
G38 Through the day Thy love has spared us. 
(5:59 Hear our prayer, O Heavenly Father. 
069 One sweetly solemn thought 



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7.6. 



ODAY of rest and gladness, 
O day of joy and light, 
O balm of care and sadness. 

Most beautiful, most bright; 
On thee, the high and lowly. 

Through ages joined in tune, 
Sing, Holy, Holy, Holy, 
To the great God Triune. 

2 On thee, at the creation. 

The light lirst had its birth; 
On thee for our salvation 

Christ rose from depths of earth; 
On thee our Lord victorious 

The Spirit sent from heaven; 
And thus on thee most glorious 

A triple light was given. 

3 Thou art a port protected 

From storms that round us rise ; 
A garden intersected 

With streams of Paradise; 
Thou art a cooling fountain 

In life's dry, dreary sand; 
From thee, like Pisgah's mountain, 

We view our promised land. 

4 To-day on weary nations 

The heavenly manna falls: 
To holy convocations 

The silver trumpet calls; 
Where gospel light is glowing 

With pure and radiant beams: 
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New graces ever gaining 

From this our day of rest, 
We reach the Rest remaining 

To spirits of the blest. 
To Holy Ghost be praises, 

To Father, and to Son ; 
The Church her voice upraises 

To Thee, blest Three in One. 



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8.6.8.4. 



HAIL ! sacred day of earthly rest. 
From toil and trouble free ; 
Hail I day of light, that bringest light 
And joy to me. 

2 A holy stillness, breathing calm 

On all the world around, 
Uplifts my soul, O God, to Thee, 
Where rest is found. 

3 On all I think, or say, or do, 

A ray of light divine 
Is shed, O God, this day by Thee, 
For it is Thine. 

4 Accept, O God, my hymn of praise. 

That Thou this day hast given, 
Sweet foretaste of that endless day 
Of rest in heaven. 



25 8.8.6. 

COME, let us all with one accord 
Adore and magnify the Lord, 
And festal service pay; 

2 On this the day that God hath blest, 
The day of peace and heavenly rest, 

The Lord's own holy day; 

3 That saw primaeval darkness break. 
And that more glorious life awake 

That lasteth evermore ; 

4 That saw hell's legions prostrate fall, 
And Christ, triumphant over all, 

His own to heaven restore. 

6 This day the peace that flows from heaven 
Was unto the Apostles given, 

When doors were closed at night ; 

8 



Thii? day the Holy Spirit's flame 
Upon the Church's teachers came, 
And filled their souls with light. 

7 Still on this day with ti-umpet sound 
The Gospel notes are ringing round, 

To call the world to pray: 

8 Then on this day let us adore 
Our God, and supplication pour, 

That, when worlds pass away, 

9 Through Christ's dear grace our souls may 

rest 
In peace and joy, forever blest, 
Till the great Judgment Day. 

26 s. M. 

THIS istheday of light: 
Let there be light to-day ; 
O Day-spring, rise upon our night. 
And chase its gloom away. 

2 This is the day of rest: 

Our failing strength renew: 
On weary brain and troubled breast 
Shed Thou Thy freshening dew. 

3 This is the day of peace : 

Thy peace our spirits fill; 
Bid Thou the blasts of discord cease. 
The waves of strife be still. 

4 This is the day of prayer: 

Let earth to heaven draw near: 
Lift up our heai*ts to seek Thee there; 
Come down to meet us here. 

5 This is the first of days : 

Send forth Thy quickening breath, 
And wake dead souls to love and praise, 
O vanquisher of death ! 

27 c. M. 

WITH joy we hail the sacred day. 
Which God hath called His own; 
With joy the summons w^e obey, 
To worship at His throne. 

2 Thy chosen temple. Lord, how fair! 
As here Thy servants throng 
To breathe the humble, fervent prayc:, 
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3 Spirit of grace, oh, deij^ to dwell 

Within Thy Church below! 
Make her in holiness excel, 
With pure devotion glow. 

4 Let peace within her walls be found ; 

Let all her sons unite 
To spread with holy zeal around 
Her clear and shining light. 

5 Great God, we hail the sacred day 

Wliich Tliou hast called Thine own : 
With joy the summons we obey 
To worship at Thy throne. 



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BLEST day of God I most calm, most 
bright, 
The first, the best of days; 
The laborer's rest, the saint's delight, 
The day of prayer and praise. 

2 My Saviour's face made thee to shine; 

His rising thee did raise. 
And ma^le thee heavenly and divine 
Beyond all other days. 

3 The first-fruits oft a blessing prove 

To all the sheaves behind ; 
And they the day of Christ who love, 
A happy week shall find. 

4 This day I must with God appear; 

For, Lord, the day is Thine; 
Help me to spend it in Thy fear. 
And thus to make it mine. 

29 c. M. 

^V^OW that the wants are told, that brought 
i.1 Thy children to Thy knee; 
Here lingering still, we ask for naught, 
But simply worship Thee. 

"1 The hope of heaven's eternal days 
Absorbs not all the heart 
That gives Thee glory, love, and praise. 
For being what Thou art. 

3 For Thou art God, the one, the same, 

O'er all tilings high and bright; 
And round us, when we speak Thy name, 
There spreads a heaven of light. 

4 O wondrous peace, in thought to dwell 

On excellence divine; 
To know that naught in man can tell 
How fair Thy beauties shine. 
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5 O Thou, above all blessing blest, 
O'er thanks exalted far. 
Thy very greatness is a rest 
To mortals as we are ; 

C For when we feel the praise of Thee 
A task beyond our powers. 
We say, " A perfect God is He, 
And He is fully ours." 

30 105. 

SAVIOUR, again to Thy dear Name we 
raise 
With one accord our parting hymn of praise : 
Once more we bless Thee ere our worship 

cease. 
Then, lowly kneeling, wait Thy word of 
peace. 

2 Grant us Thy peace upon our homeward 

way; 
With Thee began, with Thee shall end tae 

day; 
Guard Thou the lips from sin, the hearts 

from shame, 
That in this house have called upon Thy 

Name. 

3 Grant us Thy peace through this approach- 

ing night, 
Turn Thou for us its darkness into light; 
From harm and danger keep Thy children 

free, 
For dark and light are both alike to Thee. 

4 Grant us Thy peace throughout Our earthlv 

life, 
Our balm in sorrow, and our stay in strife; 
Then, wlien Thy voice shall bid our coullict 

cease. 
Call us, O Lord, to Thine eternal peace. 



31 L. M. 

ALMIGHTY Father, bless the word 
Which through Tljy grace we now 
have heard ; 
Oh, may the precious seed take root. 
Spring up, and bear abundant fruit. 

2 We praise Thee for the means of grace, 
Thus in Thy courts to seek Thy face: 
Grant, Lord, that we who worship here 
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8.7.8.7.4.7. 



LORD, dismiss us with Thy blessing; 
Fill our hearts with joy and peace; 
Let us each, Thy love possessing, 
Triumph in redeeming grace: 

Oh, refresh us, 
Travelling through this wilderness. 

2 Thanks we give and adoration 

For Thy Gospel's joyful sound: 
May the fruits of Thy salvation 
In our hearts and lives abound: 

May Thy presence 
With us evermore be found ; 

3 So that when Thy love shall call us, 

Saviour, from the world away, 
Fear of death shall not appal us, 
Glad Thy summons to obey. 

May we ever 
Reign with Thee in endless day. 



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6.5. 



HARK ! the voice eternal, 
Robed in majesty. 
Calling into being 

Earth and sea and sky ; 
Hark ! in countless numbers 

All the angel-throng 
Hail creation's morning 
With one burst of song. 
High in regal glory, 
'Mid eternal light. 
Reign, O King immortal. 
Holy, infinite. 

Bright the world and glorious. 

Calm both earth and sea, 
Noble in its grandeur 
Stood man's purity; 
Came the great transgression. 

Came the saddening fall. 
Death and desolation 
Breathing over all. 
Still in regal glory, 

'Mid eternal light, 
Reigned the King immortal. 
Holy, infinite. 
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3 Long the nations waited, 

Through the troubled night, 
Looking, longing, yearning . 

For the promised light. 
Prophets saw the morning 

Breaking far away, 
Minstrels sang the splendor 
Of that opening day. 
Whilst in regal glory, 
'Mid eternal light. 
Reigned the King immortal, 
Holy, infinite. 



4 Brightly dawned the Advent 
Of the new-born King, 
Joyously the watchers 

Heard the angels sing. 
Sadly closed the evening 

Of His hallowed life, 
As the noontide darkness 
Veiled the last dread strife. 
Lo! again in glorv, 

'Mid eternal light, 
Reigns the King immortal. 
Holy, infinite. 



Lo! again He cometh, 

Robed in clouds of light. 
As the Judge eternal, 

Armed with power and might. 
Nations to His footstool 

Gathered then shall be; 
Earth shall yield her treasures. 
And her dead, the sea. 
Till the trumpet soundeth, 

'Mid eternal light 
Reign, Thou King immortal^ 
Holy, infinite. 



6 Jesus! Lord and Master, 
Prophet, Priest and King, 
To Thy feet triumphant 

Hallowed praise we bring. 
Thine the pain and weeping. 

Thine the victory; 
Power, and praise, and honor, 
Be, () Lord, to Thee. 
High in regal glory, 
'Mid eternal light. 
Reign, O King immortal. 
Holy, infinite. 

[This hymn may be sung with or without the refrain, 
as a Processional or not, as desired.] 



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DAY of wrath! oh, day of mourning! 
See fulfilled the prophets' warning, 
Heaven and earth in ashes burning! 

2 Oh, what fear man's bosom rendeth, 
When from heaven the Judge descendeth, 
On Whose sentence all depeudeth. 

3 Wondrous sound the trumpet flingeth ; 
Through earth's sepulchres it ringeth; 
All before the throne it bringeth. 

4 Death is struck, and nature quaking. 
All creation is awaking, 

To its Judge an answer making. 

5 Lo! the Book exactly worded. 
Wherein all hath been recorded : 
Thence shall judgment be awarded. 

When the Judge His seat attaineth, 
And each hidden deed arraigneth. 
Nothing Unavenged remaineth. 

7 What shall I, frail man, be pleading ? 
Who for me be interceding. 

When the just are mercy needing? 

8 King of majesty tremendous, 
AVho dost free salvation send us. 
Fount of pity, then befriend us I 

Think, good Jesu, my salvation 
Cost Thy wondrous Incarnation ; 
Leave me not to reprobation I 

10 Faint and weary Thou hast sought me, 
On the cross of suffering bought me. 
Shall such grace be vainly brought me ? 

11 Righteous Judge! for sin's pollution 
(rrant Thy gift of absolution, 

Ere that day of retribution. 

12 Guilty, now I pour my moaning, 
All my shame with anguish owning; 
Spare, O God, Thy suppliant groaning! 

13 Thou the sinful woman saved' st; 
Thou the dying thief forgavest; 
And to me a hope vouchsafest. 

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14 Worthless are my prayers and sighing. 
Yet, good Loi-d, in grace complying. 
Rescue me from fires undying! 

15 With Thy favored sheep oh, place mel 
Nor among the goats abase me; 

But to Thy right hand upraise me. 

16 While the wicked are confounded. 
Doomed to fiames of woe unbounded. 
Call me, with Thy saints surrounded. 

17 Low I kneel, with heart-submission. 
See, like ashes, my contrition ; 
Help me in my last condition. 

18 Ah! that day of tears and mourning! 
From the dust of earth returning 
Man for judgment must prepare him; 
Spare, O God, in mercy spare him ! 

19 Lord, all pitying, Jesu blest. 
Grant us Thine eternal rest. 

35 8.7.8.7.8.8.7. 

GREAT God, what do I see and hear! 
The end of things created ! 
The Judge of mankind doth appear 

On clouds of gloiy seated ! 
The trumpet sounds; the graves restore 
The dead which 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 But sinnei-s, filled with guilty fears. 

Behold His wrath prevailing; 
For they shall rise, and find their teai*a 

And sighs are unavailing: 
The day of grace is past and gone; 
Trembling, they stand before the throne, 

All unprepared to meet Him. 

4 Great God, to Thee my spirit clings. 

Thy boundless love declaring, 
One wondrous sight my comfort brings, 

The Judge my nature wearing. 
Beneath His cross I view the day 
When heaven and earth shall pass away. 

And thus prepare to meet Him. 



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OXCE more, O Lord, Thy sign shall be 
Upon the heavens displayed, 
And earth and its inhabitants 

Be terribly afraid : 
For, not in weakness clad, Thou com'st. 

Our woes, our sins to bear, 
But girt with all Thy Father's might. 
His judgment to declare. 



2 The terrors of that awful day 

Oh, who can understand ? 
Or who abide, when Thou in wrath 

Shalt lift Thy holy hand ? 
The earth shall quake, the sea shall roar. 

The sun in heaven grow pale; 
But Thou hast sworn, and wilt not change. 

Thy faithful shall not fail. 



3 Then grant us. Saviour, so to pass 

Our time in trembling here. 
That when upon the clouds of heaven 

Thy glory shall appear. 
Uplifting high our joyful heads, 

In triumph we may rise. 
And enter, with Thine angel train, 

Thy palace in the skies. 



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8.7.8.7.4.7. 



LO, He comes with clouds descending, 
Once for our salvation slain; 
Thousand angel-hosts attending 
Swell the triumph of His train: 

Alleluia! 
Christ, the Lord, returns to reign. 



Every eye shall now behold Him, 
Kobed in dreadful majesty; 

Those who set at naught and sold Him, 
Pierced, and nailed Him to the tree. 

Deeply wailing, 
Shall the true Messiali see. 



3 Now redemption, long expected. 
See in solemn pomp appear: 
All His saints, by men rejected, 
Xow shall meet Him in the air: 

Alleluia: 
See the day of (Jod appear. 
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4 Yea, Amen ; let all adore Thee, 
High on Thine eternal throne; 
Saviour, take the power and glory; 
Claim the kingdoms for Thine own : 

Alleluia! 
Thou Shalt reign, and Thou alone. 



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P.]VL 



WAKE, awake, for night is flying: 
The watchmen on the heights are 
crying, 
Awake, Jerusalem, arise! 
Midnight's solemn hour is tolling. 
His chariot wheels are nearer rolling; 

He comes; prepare, ye Virgins wise. 
Rise up; with willing feet 
Go forth, the Bridegroom meet : 

Alleluia! 
Bear through the night your well-trimmed 

light. 
Speed forth to join, the marriage rite. 

2 Sion hears the watchmen singing, 

Her heart with deep delight is springing. 
She wakes, she rises from her gloom : 

Forth her Bridegroom comes, all-glorious, 

In grace arrayed, by truth victorious; 
Her Star is risen, her Light is come ! 

All hail, Incarnate Lord, 

Our crown, and our reward! 
Alleluia! 

We haste along, in pomp of song. 

And gladsome join the marriage throng. 

3 Lamb of God, the heavens adore Thee, 
And men and angels sing before Thee, 

With harp and cymbal's clearest tone. 
By the pearly gates in wonder 
We stand, and swell the voice of thunder. 

That echoes round Thy dazzling throne. 
No vision ever brought, 
No ear hath ever caught. 

Such bliss and joy: 
We raise the song, we swell the throng. 
To pi-aise Thee ages all along. 

39 S.7.8.7.4.7. 

HARK! ye faithful, rouse from sleeping! 
Strikes the Advent bell again: 
With the Church your watch be keeping. 
Lifting still her old refrain! 

Alleluia, 
Jesus, come to judge and reign! 



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2 Fast flows on the tide of ajjes; 

Of it8 fullness signs appear: 
Tokens by the prophet pages, 
JSeem to tell the coming near. 

Alleluia, 
Welcome, Lord and Saviour dear! 

3 Waxeth rold the love of many; 

Waxeth hot the Devil's spite; 
Few the steadfast — hardly any 
Daring for the true and right. 

Alleluia, 
Jesus come in Thine own might. 

4 Join their cry whoWe gone before us, 

Waiting for their final home: 
Their' s and our's redemption's chorus, 
Come, Lord Jesus, quickly come. 

Alleluia, 
Even so. Lord Jesus, come. . 



40 87. 

HARK! a thrilling voice is sounding; 
"Christ is nigli," it seems to say; 
** Cast away the works of darkness, 
O ye children of the day!'' 

2 Wakened by the solemn waraing. 
Let the earth-bound soul arise ; 
Chiist, her Sim, all sloth dispelling, 
Shines upon the morning skies. 

:5 Lo! the Lamb, so long expected. 

Comes with pardon down from heaven; 
Let us haste, with tears of sorrow. 
One and all to be forgiven; 

4 So wlien next He comes with glory. 
Wrapping all tlie world in fear, 
May He with His mercy shield us. 
And with words of love draw near. 



2 Oh, quickly come, great King of all; 

Reign all around us, and within; 
Let sin no more our souls enthral. 

Let pain and sorrow die with sin; 
Oh, quickly come: for Thou alone 
Canst make Thy scattered people one. 

3 Oh, quickly come, true Life of all ; 

For death is mighty all around; 
On every home his shadows fall, 

On every heart his mark is found : 
Oh, quickly come: for grief and pain 
Can never cloud Thy glorious reign. 

4 Oh, quickly come, sure Light of all. 

For gloomy night bnxKls o'er our way; 
And fainting souls begin to fall 

With weary watching for the day: 
Come, quickly come: for round Thy throne 
No eye is blind, no night is known. 



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7.6. 



REJOICE, rejoice, believers! 
And let your lights appear; 
The evening is advancing. 

And darker night is near. 
The Bridegroom is arising. 

And socm He will draw nigh; 
Up! pray, and watch, and wrestle! 
At midnight comes the cry. 



2 See that your lamps are burning; 

Replenish them witli oil ; 
Look now for your salvation. 

The end of sin and toil. 
The watchers on the mountain 

Proclaim the Bridegroom near. 
Go meet Him as He cometh. 

With alleluias clear. 



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8s. 



OH, quickly come, dread Judge of all: 
For, awful though Thine Advent be. 
All shadows from the truth will fall, 

And falsehood die, in sight of Thee: 
Oh, (jnickly come: for doubt and fear 
Like clouds dissolve when Tlu>u art near. 
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3 O wise and holy virgins. 

Now raise your voices higher, 
Till, in your jubilaticms 

Ye meet the angel choir. 
The marriage-feast is waiting, 

The gates wide open stand; 
Up, up, ye heirs of glory! 

The Brideirroom is at hand. 



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4 Our hope and expectation, 

O Jesu, now appear; 
Arise, Thou Sun so longed for, 

O^er this benighted sphere I 
With hearts and hands uplifted. 

We plead, O Lord, to see 
The day of earth's redemption, 

And ever be with Thee I 



43 L.M. 

ON Jordan's bank the Baptist's cry 
Announces that the Lord is nigh ; 
Awake, and hearken, for he brings 
Glad tidings of the King of kings. 

2 Then cleansed be every Christian breast, 
And furnished for so great a guest ; 
Yea, let us each our hearts prepare 

For Christ to come and enter there. 

3 For Thou art our salvation, Lord, 
Our refuge and our great reward ; 
Without Thy grace we waste away. 
Like flowers that wither and decay. 

4 To heal the sick stretch out Thine hand, 
And bid the fallen sinner stand ; 

Once more upon Thy people siiine. 
And fill the world with love divine. 

5 All praise, eternal Son, to Thee, 
Whose Advent set Thy people free; 
Whom with the Father we adore. 
And Holy Ghost for evermore. 



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8s. 



OH COME, oh come, Emmanuel, 
And ransom captive Israel ; 
That mourns in lonely exile here. 
Until the Son of God appear. 
Rejoice! Rejoice! Emmanuel 
Shall come to thee, O Israel ! 

2 Oh come, Thou Rod of Jesse, free 
Thine own from Satan's tyranny; 
From depths of hell Thy people save, 
And give them victory o'er the grave. 
Rejoice! Rejoice! Emmanuel 
Shall come to thee, O Israel ! 
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Oh come, Thou Day-spring, come and cheer 
Our spirits by Thine Advent here ; 
Disperse the gloomy clouds of night. 
And death's dark shadows put to flight. 
Rejoice! Rejoice! Emmanuel 
Shall come to thee, O Israel ! 



4 Oh come. Thou Key of David, come, 
And open wide our heavenly home ; 
Make safe the way that leads on high, 
And close the path to misery. 

Rejoice! Rejoice! Emmanuel 
Shall come to thee, O Israel ! 

5 Oh come, oh come, Thou Lord of might ! 
Who to Thy tribes, on Sinai's height. 

In ancient times didst give the law. 
In cloud, and majesty, and awe. 
Rejoice! Rejoice! Emmanuel 
Shall come to thee, O Israel 1 



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6.6.8.6.6.6.8.6.a 



THE Church has waited long 
Her absent Lord to see ; 
And still in loneliness she waits; 
A friendless sti-anger she. 
Age after age has gone. 
Sun after siin has set, 
Antl still in garb of widowhood 
She weeps, a mourner yet. 

Come, then. Lord Jesus, come I 

Saint after saint on earth 

Has lived, and loved, and died; 
And as they left us one by one. 

We laid t]iem side by side; 

We laid them down to sleep, 

But not in liope forlorn; 
We laid them but to rest, and wake 

Upon the glorious morn. 

Come, tlicn, Lord Jesus, come I 

We long to hear Thy voice. 

To see Thee face to face, 
To sliare Tliy crown and glory then. 

As now we share Thy grace. 

Should not the loving Bride 

The absent Bridegroom mourn ? 
Should she not wear the signs of grief. 

Until her Lord return ? 

Come, then. Lord Jesus, come! 



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The whole creation groans, 
And waits to hear that voice, 

That shall restore her comeliness, 
And make her wastes rejoice. 
Come, Lord, and w^ipe away 
The curse, the sin, the stain, 

And make this blighted world of ours 
Thine own fair world again. 

Come, then. Lord Jesus, come ! 



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8.7.8.7.4.7 



O^ER the distant mountains breaking 
Comes the reddening dawn of day ; 
Rise, my soul, from sleep awaking. 
Rise, and sing, and watch, and pray; 
'Tis thy Saviour, 
On His bright returning way. 

2 O Thou long-exi>ected ! weary 

Waits my anxious soul for Thee, 
Life is dark, and earth is dreary, 

Where Thy light 1 do not see; 
O my Saviour, 
When wilt Thou return to me ? 

3 Xearer is my souVs salvation. 

Spent the night, the day at hand; 
Keep me in my lowly station. 

Watching for Thee, till I stand, 
O my Saviour, 
In Thy bright. Thy promised land. 

4 With my lamp well trimmed and burning, 

Swift to hear and slow to roam. 
Watching for Thy glad returning 

To restore me to my home. 
Come my Saviour, 
Thou hast promised : quickly come. 



47 c. M. 

HARK! the glad sound I the Saviour 
comes. 
The Saviour promised long: 
Let every heart prepare a throne, 
And every voice a song. 

2 He comes the prisoners to release 
In Satan's bondage held: 
The gates of brass before Him burst. 
The iron fetters yield. 
1.5 



3 He comes from thickest films of vice 

To clear the mental ray. 
And on the eyes oppressed with night 
To pour celestial day. 

4 He comes the broken heart to bind. 

The bleeding soul to cure: 
And with the treasures of His grace 
To enrich the humble poor. 

5 Our glad hosannas. Prince of Peace, 

Thy welcome shall proclaim : 
And heaven's eternal arches ring 
With Thy beloved Name. 



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8.7. 



COME, Thou long-expected Jesus, 
Bom to set Thy people free; 
From our fears and sins release us; 
Let U8 find our rest in Thee. 

2 IsraePs strength and consolation, 
Hope of all the earth Thou art; 
Dear desire of every nation, 
Joy of every longing heai-t. 

8 Bom Thy people to deliver. 
Born a child, and yet a King, 
Born to reign in us forever. 
Now Thy gracious kingdom bring. 

4 By Thine own etemal Spirit, 
Rule in all our hearts alone: 
By Thine all-sufficient merit. 
Raise us to Thy glorious throne. 

Also the following: 

321 Thou art coming, O my Saviour. 

322 Jesus came, the heavens adoring. 

404 The world is very evil. 

405 Brief life is here our portion. 
522 Jesus, Life of those who die. 



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P.M. 



OH come, all ve faithful, 
Joyful ana triumphant; 
Oh come ye, oh come ye, to Bethlehem ; 
Come and behold Him 
Bom, the King of angels: 
Oh come, let us adore Him, 
Oh come, let us adore Him, 
Oh come, let us adore Him, Christ the Lord. 



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(iod of God, 

lA^hl of Light, 
Lol He abhors not the Virgin's womb; 

Very God, 

Begotten, not created : 
Oh come, let us adore Him, etc. 

Sing, choirs of angels, 

Sing, in exultation, 
Sing, all ye citizens of heaven above, 

Glory to God 

In the highest; 
Oh come, let us adore Him, etc. 

Yea, Lord, we greet Thee, 

Born this happy morning; 
Jesu, to Thee be glory given; 

Word of the Father, 

Now in flesh appearing; 

Oh come, let us adore Him, 

Oh come, let us adore Him, 
Oh come, let us adore Him, Christ the Lord. 



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iS. 



HARK ! the herald angels sing 
Glory to the new-born King; 
Peace on earth, and mercy mild, 
God and sinners reconciled ! 

2 Joyful, all ye nations, rise. 
Join the triumph of the skies; 
With the angelic host proclaim^, 
Christ is born in Bethlehem ! 

3 Christ, by highest heaven adored; 
Christ, the everlasting Lord; 
Late in time behold Him come. 
Offspring of the Virgin's womb. 

4 Veiled in flesh the Godhead see; 
Hail the Incarnate Deity, 
Pleased as Man with man to dwell ; 
Jesus, our Emmanuel ! 

5 Mild He lays His glory by, 
Born that man no more may die. 
Born to raise the sons of earth. 
Born to give them second birth. 

Risen with healing in His wings. 
Light and life to all He brings, 
Hail, the Sun of Righteousness I 
Hail, the heaven-l)urn Prince of Peace I 
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51 8.7.8.7.8.7.7. 

OF the Father's love begotten. 
Ere the worlds began to be. 
He the Alpha and Omega, 
I He the source, the ending He, 

i Of the things that are, that have been, 
j And that future years shall see, 

Evermore and evermore! 



2 Oh, that ever-blessfed birthday, 

When the Virgin, full of grace. 
By the Holy Ghost conceiving. 

Bare the Saviour of our race; 
And that Child, the world's Redeemer, 

First displayed His sacred face. 
Evermore and evermore ! 

3 Praise Him, O ye heaven of heavens! 

Praise Him, angels in the height! 
Every power and every virtue 

Sing the praise of God aright : 
Let no tongue of man be silent. 

Let each heart and voice unite. 
Evermore and evermore ! 

4 Thee let old men. Thee let young men. 

Thee let boys in chorus sing; 
Matrons, virgins, little maidens. 

With glad voices answering; 
Let their guileless songs re-echo. 

And the heart its praises bring. 
Evermore and evermore! 

5 Laud and honor to the Father I 

Laud and honor to the Son ! 
Laud and honor to the Spirit! 

Ever Three and ever One; 
Consubstantial, co-eternal. 

While unending ages run. 
Evermore and evermore! 



52 P.M. 

SHOUT the glad tidings, exultingly sing; 
Jerusalem triumphs, Messiah is king. 
1 Sion, the marvellous story be telling, 
I The S(m of the Highest, how lowly His 
1 birth! 

The brightest archangel in glory excelling, 
I He stoops to redeem thee, He reigns \\\n>n 

earth. 
Shout the glad tidings, etc. 



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2 Tell how He conieth; from nation to nation 
The heartrcheering news let the earth echo 

round : 
How free to the faithful He offers salvation, 
How His people with joy everlasting are 
crowned ; 
Shout the glad tidings, etc. 

:^ Mortals, your homage be gratefully bring- 
ing, 
And sweet let the gladsome hosanna aiise : 
Ye angels, the full alleluia be singing; 
One chorus resound through the earth and 
the skies: 
Shout the glad tidings, etc. 



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CM. 



XTTHILE shepherds watched their Hocks 
Y V by night. 

All seated on the ground, 
The angel of the Lord came down. 

And glory shone around. 

2 **Fear not," said he, for mighty dread 

Had seized their troubled mind; 
Glad tidings of great joy I bring 
To you and all mankind. 

3 "To you, in David's town, this day 

Is born of David's line, 
The Saviour, Who is Christ the Lord; 
And this shall be the sign; 

4 "The heavenly Babe you there shall find 

To human view displayed. 
All meanly wrapt in swathing bands, 
And in a manger laid.-' 

5 Thus spake the seraph ; and forthwith 

Appeared a shining throng 
Of angels praising God, who thus 
Addressed their joyful song: 

6 " All glory be to God on high. 

And to the earth be peace; 
Good-will henceforth from heaven to men 
Begin and never cease." 



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SING, oh, sing, this blessed morn. 
Unto us a Cliild is born. 
Unto us a Son is given, 
God Himself comes down from heaven; 
Sing, oil, sing, this blessed morn, 
Jesus Christ to-day is born. 

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2 God of God, and Light of Light, 
Comes with mercies infinite, 
Joining in a wondrous plan 
Heaven to earth, and God to man. 

Sing, oh, sing, etc. 

3 God with us, Emmanuel, 
Deigns forever now to dwell ; 
He <m Adam's fallen race 
Sheds the fullness of His grace. 

Sing, oh, sing, etc. 

4 God comes down that man may rise, 
Lifted by Him to the skies; 
Christ is Son of Man that we 

Sons of God in Him may be. 
Sing, oh, sing, etc. 

5 Oh, renew us. Lord, we pray, 
With Thy Spirit day by day, 
That we ever one may be 
With the Father and with Thee. 

Sing, oh, sing, etc. 



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P.M. 



LITTLE town of Bethlehem! 
How still we see thee lie: 
Above thy deep and dreamless sleep 

The silent stars go by; 
Yet in thy dark streets shineth 

The everlasting Light; 
Tlie hopes and fears of all the years 
Are met in thee to-night. 

For Christ is bom of Mary, 

And gathered all above. 
While mortals sleep, the angels keep 

Their watch of wondering love. 
O morning stars, together 

Proclaim the holy birth! 
And praises sing to God the King, 

And pe.ice to men on earth. 

How silently, how silently, 

The wondrous gift is given! 
So God imparts to human hearts 

The blessings of His heaven. 
Xo ear may hear His coming, 

But in this world of sin. 
Where meek souls will receive Him still, 

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O holy Child of Bethlehem! 

Descend to us, we pray ; 
Cast out our sin, and enter in. 

Be bom in us to-day. 
We hear the Christmas angels 

The great glad tidings tell ; 
Oh come to us, abide with us, 

Our Lord Emmanuel ! 



56 D.C.M. 

IT came upon the midnight clear, 
That glorious song of old, 
From angels bending near the earth 

To touch their harps of gold ; 
Peace on the earth, good-will to men, 

From heaven's all-gracious King; 
The world in solemn stillness lay 
To hear the angels sing. 

2 Still through the cloven skies they come, 

With peaceful wings unfurled ; 
And still their heavenly music floats 

O'er all the weary world: 
Above its sad and lowly plains 

They bend on hovering wing. 
And ever o'er its Babel sounds 

The blessed angels sing. 

3 O ye, beneath life's crushing load, 

Whose forms are bending low, 
Who toil along the climbing way 

With painful steps and slow ! 
Look now, for glad and golden hours 

Come swiftly on the wing: 
Oh, rest beside the weary road, 

And hear the angels sing. 

4 For lo, the days are hastening on, 

By prophets seen of old. 
When with the ever-circling years, 

Shall come the time foretold, 
When the new heaven and earth shall own 

The Prince of Peace their King, 
And the whole world send back the song 

Which now the angels sing. 



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8.7.8.7.4.7 

ANGELS, from the realms of glory, 
Wing your flight o'er all the earth; 
Ye who sang creation's story, 
Xow proclaim Messiah's birth: 

Come and worship. 
Worship Christ, the new-born King. 
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2 Shepherds in the field abiding, 

Watching o'er your flocks by night; 
God with man is now residing, * 
Yonder sliines the infant-light: 

Come and worship, 
Worship Christ, the new-born King. 

3 Sages, leave your contemplations ; 

Brighter visions beam afar: 

Seek the great Desire of nations. 

Ye have seen His natal star: 

Come and worship, 
Worship Christ, the new-bom King. 

4 Saints before the altar bending, 

Watching long in hope and fear. 
Suddenly the Lord, descending. 
In His temple shall appear: 

Come and worship. 
Worship Christ, the new-bom King. 

58 8.7. 

HARK I what mean those holy voices 
Sweetly sounding through the skies ? 
Lo ! the angelic host rejoices. 
Heavenly alleluias rise. 

2 Listen to the wondrous story, 

Which they chant in hvmns of joy — 
** Glory in the highest, glory! 
Glory be to God most high! 

3 " Peace on earth, good-will from heaven, 

Reaching far as man is found ; 
Souls redeemed and sins forgiven, 
Loud our golden harps shall sound. 

4 ** Christ is bom; the great Anointed ! 

Heaven and earth His praises sing! 
Oh, receive Whom God appointed 
For your Prophet, Priest, and King I 

5 ** Hasten, mortals, to adore Him; 

Learn His name to magnify, 
Till in heaven ye sing before llim, 
Glory be to God most high!" 

Also the following: 

323 Thou didst leave Thy throne and Thy 

kingly crown. 

324 All praise to Thee, eternal Lord. 

530 All my heart this night rejoices. 

531 Joy fills our inmost hearts to-day. 

532 Once in royal David's city. 



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EPIPHAXY. 



FROM the eastern mountains 
Pi*essing on they come, 
Wise men in their wisdom 

To His humble home; 
Stirred by deep devotion, 

Hasting from afar, 
Ever journeying onward, 
Guided by a star. 
Light of Light that shineth 

Ere the worlds began, 
Draw Thou near, and lighten 
Every heart of man. 

2 There their Lord and Saviour 

Meek and lowly lay, 
Wondrous Light that led them 

Onward on their way. 
Ever now to lighten 

Nations from afar. 
As they journey homeward 

By that guiding Star. 
Light of Light, etc. 

3 Thou Who in a manger 

Once hast lowly lain. 
Who dost now in glory 

O'er all kingdoms reign, 
Gather in the heathen, 

Who in lands afar 
"Ne'er have seen the brightness 

Of Thy guiding Star. 
Light of Light, etc. 

4 Gather in the outcasts, 

All who've gone astray, 
Throw Thy r^iance o'er them. 

Guide them on their way, 
Those who never knew Thee, 

Those who've wandered far, 
Lead them by the brightness 

Of Thy guiding Star. 
Light of Light, etc. 

5 Onward through the darkness 

Of the lonely night. 
Shining still before them 
With Thy kindly light, 
Guide them, Jew and Gentile, 

Homeward from afar. 
Young and old together. 
By Thy guiding Starr- 
Light of Light, etc. 
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Until every nation, 
r - Whether bond or free, 

'Neath Thy starlit banner, 

Jesu, follows Thee 
O'er the distant mountains 

To that heavenly home, 
Where nor sin nor sorrow 
Evermore shall come. 
Light of Light that shineth 

Ere the worlds began, 
Draw Thou near, and lighten 
Every heart of man. 

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8.7. 



EARTH has many a noble city; 
Bethlehem, thou dost all excel : 
Out of thee the Lord from heaven 
Came to rule His Israel. 

2 Fairer than the sun at morning 

Was the star that told His birth, 
To the world its God announcing 
Seen in fleshly form on earth. 

3 Eastern sages at His cradle 

Make oblations rich and rare; 
See them give, in deep devotion. 
Gold, and frankincense, and myrrh. 
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4 Sacred gifts of mystic meaning: 

Incense doth their God disclose. 

Gold the King of kings proclaimeth, 

Myrrh His sepulchre foreshows. 

5 Jesu, Whom the Gentiles worshipped 

At Thy glad Epiphany, 
Unto Thee, with God the Father 
And the Spirit, glory be. 



61 L.M. 

WHEN from the East the wise men 
came. 
Led by the Star of Bethlehem, 
The gifts they brought to Jesus were 
Of gold and frankincense and myrrh. 

2 Bright gold of Ophir, passing fine. 
Proclaims a King of royal line; 
For David's son in David's town. 
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3 The incense-clouds, with fragrance rare, 
The presence of a God declare ; 

Lo! kings in adoration fall, 
For Mary's Son is Lord of all. 

4 The myrrh, with bitter taste, foreshows 
A life of sorrows, wounds and woes ; — 
The deadly cup, that overran 

With anguish for the Son of Man. 



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SONGS of thankfulness and ])raise, 
Jesu, Lord, to Thee we raise, 
Manifested by the star 
To the sages from afar; 
Branch of royal David's stem 
In Thy birth at Bethlehem; 
Anthems be to Thee atldressed, 
God in Man made manifest. 



ii Our gold upon Thine altar lies; 

Our prJiyers to Thee, as incense, rise ; 
Accept as myrrh our tears and siglis: 
O King, O God, O Sacrifice! 



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AS with gla<lness men of old 
Did the guiding st-ar behold ; 
As with joy they hailed its light. 
Leading onward, beaming bright; 
So, most gracious Lord, may we 
Evermore be led to Thee. 

2 As with joyful steps they sped 
To that lowly manger-bed ; 
There to bend the knee before 
Him Whom heaven and earth adore; 
So may we with willing feet 

Ever seek the mercy-seat. 

3 As they offered gifts most rare 
At that manger rude and bare; 
So may we with holy joy. 
Pure and free from sin's alloy. 
All our costliest treasures bring, 
Christ! to Thee our heavenly King. 

4 Holy Jesus ! every day 
Keep us in the narrow way ; 

Ami, when earthly things are past, 
Bring our ransomed souls at last 
Where they need no star to guide, 
Where no clouds Thy glory hide. 



■ 2 Manifest at Jordan's stream, 

Prophet, Priest, and King supreme ; 
I And at Cana, wedding-guest, 
I In Thy Godhead manifest; 
Manifest in power divine, 
Changing water into wine ; 
Anthems be to Thee addressed, 
7s. ! God in Man made manifest. 



Manifest in making whole 
Palsied limbs and fainting soul ; 
Manifest in valiant fight. 
Quelling all the devil's might; 
Manifest in gracious will. 
Ever bringing good from ill ; 
Anthems be to Thee addressed, 
God in Man made manifest. 



4 Sun and moon shall darkened be. 
Stars shall fall, the heavens shall flee; 
Christ will then like lightning shine, 
All will see His glorious sign: 
All will then the trumi)et hear; 
All will see the Judge appear; 
Thou by all wilt be confessed, 
God in Man made manifest. 



Grant us gra<?e to see Thee, Lord, 
Present in Thy holy word ; 
May we imitate Thee now. 
And be pure, as pure art Thou; 
That we like to Thee may be 
At Thy great Epiphany; 
And may praise Thee, ever blest, 
God in Man made manifest. 



In the heavenly country bright, 
Need they no created light; 
Thcui its Light, its Joy.its Crown, 
Thou its Sun which goes not down. 
There forever may we sing 
Alleluias to our King. 
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OONE with God the Father 
In majesty and might. 
The brightness of His glory, 
Eternal Light of Light; 



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Or this our home of darkness 
Thy rays are streaminj^ now ; 

The sliadows flee before Thee, 
The world's true Light art Thou. 

Yet, Lord, we see but darkly : 

O heavenly Li^ht, arise! 
Dispel these mists that shroud us, 

And hide Thee from our eyes! 
We long to track the footprints 

That Tliou Thyself hast trod: 
We long to see the pathway 

That leads to Thee our God. 

O Jesu, shine around us 

With radiance of Thy grace ; 
O Jesu, turn upon us 

The brightness of Thy face. 
We need no star to guide us, 

As on our way we press, 
If Thou Thy light vouchsafest, 

O Sun of Righteousness. 



7 Till we behold Thy f;\ce. 

And know, as we are known, 
Thee, Father, Son and Holy Ghost, 
Co-equal Three in One. 



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65 



S.M. 

WITHIN the Father's house 
The Son hath found His home; 
And to His temple suddenly 
The Lord of Life hath come. 



2 The doctors of the law 

Gaze on the wondrous child. 
And marvel at His gracious words 
Of wisdom undefiled. 

3 Y'et not to them is given 

The mighty truth to know, 
To lift the eartlily veil wliich hides 
Incarnate God below. 

4 The secret of the Lord 

Escapes each human eye. 
And faithful pondering hearts await 
The full Epiphany. 

5 Lord, visit Thou our souls 

And teach us by Thy grace, 
Eacli dim revealing of Thyself 
With loving awe to trace ; 

6 Till from our darkened sight 

The cloud shall pass away, 
And on tlie cleansfe<l soul shall burst 
The everlasting day ; 
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ALL praise to Thee, O Lord, 
Who by Thy mighty power 
Didst manifest Thy glory forth 
In Cana's marriage hour. 

Thou spakest: it was done: 
Obedient to Thy word. 
The water reddening into wine 
Proclaimed the present Lord. 

Blest were the eyes which saw 
That wondrous mystery. 
The great beginning of Thy works. 
That kindled faith in Thee. 

And blessed they who know 
Tliine unseen presence true, 
AVhen in the kingdom of Tliy grace 
Tliou makest all things new. 

For by Thy loving hand 
Thy people still are fed; 
Tliine is tlie ('up of blessing. Lord, 
And Thine the heavenly Bread. 

Oh, m«ay that grace be ours, 
Ever in Thee to live, 
And drink of those refreshing streams. 
Which Thou alone canst give ; 

So, led from strength to strength, 
Grant us, O Lord, to see 
The marriage supper of the Lamb, 
The great Epiphany. 



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S.M. 



FIERCE was the storm of wind. 
The surging waves ran high. 
Failed the disciples' hearts with fear, 
Though Thou, their Lord, wast nigh. 

But at the stern* rebuke 
Of Thy almighty word. 
The wind was hushed, the billows ceased. 
And owned Thee God and Lord. 



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So, now, when depths of sin 
Our souls with terrors till, 
Arise, and be our helper, Lord, 
And speak Thy "Peace, be still." 

When death's dark sea we cross. 
Be with us in Thy power, 
Nor let the water-floods prevail 
In that dread tiial-hour. 

And, when amid the signs, 
Which speak Thine Advent near, 
The roaring of the sea and waves 
Fills faithless hearts with fear; 

May we all undismayed 
The raging tempest see. 
Lift up our heads and hail with joy 
Thy great Epiphany. 



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S. M. 



NOT by Thy mighty hand. 
Thy wondrous works alone. 
But by the marvels of Thy Word, 
Thy glory, Lord, is known. 

Forth from the eternal gates, 
Thine everlasting home. 
To sow the seed of truth below. 
Thou didst vouchsafe to come. 



And still from age to age. 
Thou, gracious Lord, hast been 
The bearer forth of goodly seed, 
The sower still unseen. 



And Thou wilt come again, 
And heaven beneath Thee bow. 
To reap the harvest Thou hast sown, 
Sower and reaper Thou. 

Watch, Lord, Thy harvest-field, 
With Thine unsleeping eye, 
The children of the kingdom keep 
To Thy Epiphany; 

That, when in Thy great day 
The tares shall severed be. 
We may be surely gathered in 
With all Thy saints to Thee. 
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Also the following: 

327 Hail to the Lord's anointed. 

328 Joy to the world, the Lord is come. 

329 Light of those whose dreary dwelling. 
'SS'y God of mercy, God of grace. 

634 Saw you never in the twilight. 

g9 SEPTITAGESIMA, Etc. ^j 

ALLELUIA, song of gladness. 
Voice of joy that cannot die; 
Alleluia is the anthem 

Ever dear to choirs on high ; 
In the house of God abiding 
Thus they sing eternally. 

2 Alleluia thou resoundest, 

Ti*ue Jerusalem and free; 
Alleluia joyful mother, 

AH thy children sing with thee ; 
But by Babylon's sad waters 

Mourning exiles now are we. 

3 Alleluia cannot always 

Be our song while here below ; 
Alleluia our transgressions 

Make us for a while forego: 
For the solemn time is coming 

When our tears for sin must flow. 

4 Therefore in our hymns we pray Thee, 

Grant us blessed Trinity, 
At the last to keep Thine Easter 

In our home beyond the sky ; 
There to Thee forever singing 

Alleluia joyfully. 

70 7.6.7.6.8.6.8.a 

IN exile here we wander : 
In heaven is our abode, — 
The city of the angels. 
The city of our God. 
And here we toil, and strive, and fight^ 

With sin and woe opprest; 
There God will give the sons of light 
Eternal joy and rest. 

2 Through many sore temptations, 

By many sorrows torn, 
We strive to win the glory; 
Our many falls we mourn. 
But faith holds out the vision bright 

Of our eternal home; 
And hope assures that realm of light, 
When we have overcome. 



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Jesu, our joy and gladness, 
To Thee for aid we flee : 
Give tears of true contrition ; 
Our souls from guilt set free : — 
And we shall see that gladsome day, 

Where, bathed in joy divine, 
Among Thy saints, and bright as they, 
We shall forever shine. 



There we, as children dwelling. 

Who here as exiles groan, 
God's praises shall be telling 
Before His glorious throne : 
There in our endless home shall rest, 

From strife and sorrow free, 
And join the anthem of the blest, 
Forever, Lord, to Thee. 



71 



S.M. 



LORD of the hearts of men, 
Thou hast vouchsafed to bless. 
From age to age, Thy chosen saints 
With fruits of holiness. 



Here faith, and hope and love 
Keign in sweet bond allied; 
There, when this little day is o'er, 
Shall love alone abide. 



Here, bearing the good ^eed, 
'Mid cares and tears we come; 
There, with rejoicing hearts, we bring 
Our harvest-treasures home. 



Oh, give us, mighty Lord, 
The fruits Thyself dost love; 
Soon shalt Thou from Thy judgment seat 
Crown Thine own gifts above. 



2 Love is kind, and suffers long. 
Love is meek, and thinks no wrong, 
Love than death itself more strong; 

Therefore, give us love. 

3 Prophecy will fade away. 
Melting in the light of day; 
Love will ever with us stay ; 

Therefore, give us love. 

4 Faith will vanish into sight; 
Hope be emptied in delight; 

Love in heaven will shine more bright; 
Therefore, give us love. 

6 Faith and hope and love we see. 
Joining hand in hand, agree, 
But the greatest of the three. 
And the best, is love. 

6 From the overshadowing 
Of Thy gold and silver wing, 
Shed on us, wlio to Thee sing. 
Holy, heavenly love. 



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72 



7.7.7.5. 



/GRACIOUS Spirit, Holy Ghost, 
\X Taught by Thee we covet most 
Of Thy gifts at Pentecost, 
Holy, heavenly love. 
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THOU, Who on that wondrous journey 
Sett'st Thy face to die, 
By Thy holy, meek example 
Teach us charity ! 

2 Thou, Who that dread cup of suffering 

Didst not put from Thee; 
O most loving of the loving, 
Give us charity ! 

3 Thou, Who reignest, bright in glory. 

On God's throne on high, 
Oh, that we may share Thy triumph. 
Grant us charity I 

4 Send us faith, that trusts Thy promise ;. 

Hope, with upward eye; 
But more blest than both, and greater. 
Send us charity! 

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74 C. M. 

LORD! Who throughout these forty (lays, 
For us didst fast and pray, 
Teach us with Thee to mouni our sins, 
And close by Thee to stay. 

2 As Thou with Satan didst contend, 

And didst the victory win, 
Oil, give us strength in Thee to fight, 
In Thee to conquer sin. 

3 As Thou didst hunger bear and thirst, 

So teach us, gracious Lord, 
To die to self, and chieHy live 
By Thy most holy Word. 

4 And through these days of penitence, 

And through Thy Passion-tide, 
Yea, evermore, in life and death, 
Jesus! with us abide. 

5 Abide with us, that so, this life 

Of suffering overpast. 

An Easter of unending joy 

We may attain at last ! 



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TjlORTY days and forty nights 
Jr Thou wast fasting in the wild ; 
Forty days and forty nights 
Tempted, and yet undeliled. 

2 Shall not we Thy sorrow share. 

And from earthly joys abstain, 
Fasting with unceasing prayer, 
(ilad with Thee to suffer pain ? 

3 And if Satan, vexing sore. 

Flesh or spirit sliould assail, 
Thou, his Vanquisher before, 
Grant we may not faint or fail. 

4 So shall we have peace divine; 

Holier gladness oui-s shall be: 
Round us, too. shall angels sliine, 
Sucli as ministered to Thee. 

•5 Keep, oh keep us, Saviour dear, 
Ever constant by Tliy side ; 
Tliat with Thee we may appear 
At the eternal Eastertide. 
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L.M. 



AWHILE in spiiit, Lord, to Thee 
Into the desert would we flee ; 
Awhile upon the barren steep 
Our fast with Thee in spirit keep : 

2 Awhile from Thy temptation learn 
False Satan's wileful lures to spurn, 
And in our hearts to feel and own 

** Miin liveth not by bread alone." 

3 O Thou once tempted like as we. 
Thou knowest our infirmity; 

Be Thou our helper in the 'strife, 
Be Thou our true, our inward life. 

4 And while at Thy command we pray 
** Give us our bread from day to day," 

May we with Thee, O Christ, be fed. 
Thou Word of Gotl, Thou living Bread. 



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CHRISTIAN! dost thou see them 
On the holy ground, 
How the powers of darkness 

Rage tliy steps around ? 
Christian I up and smite them. 

Counting gain but loss; 
In the strength that cometh 
By the holy cross. 

2 Christian! dost thou feel then*, 

How they work within. 
Striving, tempting, luring, 

(loading into sin ? 
Cliristian! never tremble; 

Never bd downcast ; 
Gird thee for the battle. 

Watch and pray and fast. 

3 Christian! dost thou hear them. 

How they speak thee fair ? 
*' Always fast and vigil ? 

Always watcli and prayer?" 
Christian! answer boldly: 

*' While I breatlie 1 pray J" 
Peace shall follow battle. 

Night shall end in day. 

4 "Well I know thy trouble, 

My servant true; 
Thou art very weary, 

1 was weary too; 
But that toil shall make thee 

Some day all Mine own, 
And the end of sorrow 
Shall be near Mv tlirone." 



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78 los. 

WEARY of earth, and laden with my sin, 
I look at heaven and long to enter in, 
But there no evil thing may find a home : 
And yet I hear a voice that hids me ** Come." 

2 So vile I am, how dare I hope to stand 
In the pure glory of that holy land ? 
Before the whiteness of that throne appear ? 
Yet there are hands stretehed out to draw 



3 The while I fain would tread the heavenly 

way, 
Evil is ever with me day by day; 
Yet on mine ears the gracious tidings fall, 
" Repent, confess, thou shalt be loosed from 

all." 

4 It is the voice of Jesus that I hear. 

His are the hands stretched out to draw me 

near. 
And His the blood that can for all atone, 
And set me faultless there before the throne. 

5 'Twas He Who found me on the deathly 

wild, 
And made me heir of heaven, the Father's 

child, 
And day by day, whereby my soul may live. 
Gives me His grace of pardon, and will give. 

O great Absolver, grant my soul may wear 
The lowliest garb of penitence and prayer, 
That in the Father's courts my glorious 

dress 
May be the garment of Thy righteousness. 

7 Yea, Tliou wilt answer for me, righteous 

I-.ord ; 
Thine all the merits, mine the great reward; 
Thine the sharp thorns, and mine the golden 

crown; 
Mine the life won, and Thine the life laid 

down. 

79 8s. 

WEARY of wandering from my God, 
And now made willing to return, 
I hear and bow me to the rod ; 

For Thee, not without hope, I mourn: 
I have an Advocate above, 
A Friend before the throne of love. 
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2 O Jesu, full of pardoning gra<^e. 

More full of grace than I of sin; 
Yet once again I seek Thy face : 

Open Thine arms and take me in; 
And freely my backslidings heal, 
• And love the faithless sinner still. 

3 Thou know'st the way to bring me back. 

My fallen spirit to restore; 
Oh, for Thy truth and mercy's sake. 

Forgive, and bid me sin no more : 
The ruins of my soul repair, 
And make my heart a house of prayer. 



80 8.8.8.6. 

OTHOU, the contrite sinners' friend. 
Who, loving, lov'st them to the end. 
On this alone my hopes depend, 
That Thou wilt plead for me. 

2 When, weary in the Christian race, 
Far off appears my resting place. 
And, fainting, I mistrust Thy grace, 

Then, Saviour, plead for me. 

3 When I have erred and gone astray 
Afar from Thine and wisdom's way, 
And see no glimmeiing, guiding ray, 

Still, Saviour, plead for me. 

4 When Satan, by my sins made bold, 
Strives from Thy cross to loose my hold. 
Then with Thy pitying arms enfold, 

And plead, oh, plead for me ! 

') And when my dying hour draws near, 
Darkened with sorrow, pain, and fear, 
Then to my fainting sight appear. 
Pleading in heaven for me. 



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CM. 



JESUS, Saviour of the lost, 
My rock and hiding-place, 
By storms of sin and sorrow tossed, 
I seek Thy sheltering grace. • 

2 Guilty, forgive me, Lord, I cry; 
Pursued by foes, I come; 
A sinner, save me, or I die; 
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3 Once safe in Thine almighty arms, 

Let storms come on amain; 
There danger never, never harms ; 
There death itself is gain. 

4 And when I stand before Thy throne, 

And all Thy glory see, 
Still be my righteousness alone 
To hide myself in Thee. 



82 L. M. 

OTHOU that hear'st when sinners cry, 
Though all my sins before Thee lie. 
Behold them not with angry look. 
But blot their memory from Thy book. 

2 Create my nature pure within, 
And form my soul averse to sin: 
Let Thy good Spirit ne'er depart, 
Nor hide Thy presence from my heart. 

3 I cannot live without Thy light. 

Cast out and banished from Thy sight: 
Thy holy joys, my God, restore, 
And guard me that I fall no more. 

4 A brqken heart, my God, my King, 
Is all the sacrifice I bring; 

The God of grace will ne'er despise 
A broken heart for sacrifice. 

5 Oh, may Thy love inspire my tongue 1 
Salvation shall be all my song: 

And all my powers shall join to bless 
The Lord, my strength and righteousness. 



83 L. M. 

WITH broken heart and contrite sigh, 
A trembling sinner. Lord, I cry: 
Thy pardoning grace is rich and free: 
O God, be merciful to me. 



2 I smite upon my troubled breast, 
With deep and conscious guilt opL 
Christ and His cross my only plea 
O God, be merciful to me. 

3 Far oft I stand with tearful eyes. 
Nor dare uplift them to the skies; 
But Thou dost all my anguish see: 
O God, be merciful to me. 

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4 Nor alms, nor deeds that I have done, 
Can for a single sin atone ; 

To Calvary alone I flee: 
O God, be merciful to me. 

5 And when, redeemed from sin and hell, 
With all the ransomed throng I dwell, 
My raptured song. shall ever be, 

God has been merciful to me. 



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P.M. 



LORD, in this Thy mercy's day, 
Ere the time shall pass away, 
On our knees we fall and pray. 

2 Holy Jesu, grant us tears. 

Fill us with heart-searching fears. 
Ere that day of doom appears. 

3 Lord, on us Thy Spirit pour. 
Kneeling lowly at Thy door. 
Ere it close for evermore. 



4 By Thy night of agony, 
By Thy supplicating cry. 
By Thy willingness to aie, 

5 By Thy tears of bitter woe 
For Jerusalem below. 

Let us not Thy love forego. 

6 Judge and Saviour of our race. 
Grant us, when we see Thy face. 
With Thy ransomed ones a place. 

7 On Thy love we rest alone, 

And that love shall then be known 
By the pardoned, round Thy throne. 



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iS. 



SAVIOUR! when in dust to Thee 
Low we bow the adoring knee, 
When, repentant, bo the skies 
Scarce we lift our weeping eyes. 
Oh ! by all Thy pains and woe 
Suffered once for man below; 
Bending from Thy throne on high. 
Hear our solemn litany ! 



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2 By Thy helpless infant years, 
By Thy life of wajit and tears, 
By Thy days of sore distress 
In the savage wilderness, 

By the dread permitted hour 
Of the mighty tempter's power: 
Turn, oh turn a favoring eye, 
Hear our solemn litany! 

3 By the sacred grief that wept 

O'er the grave where Lazarus slept; 
By the bciling teai-s that flowed 
Over Salem's loved ahode; 
By the anguished sigh that told 
Treachery lurked within Thy fold ; 
From Thy seat ahove the sky, 
Hear our solemn litany! 

4 By the burthen Thou didst bear, 
By Thine agony of prayer, 

By the cross, the nail, the thorn, 
Piercing spear, and torturing scorn; 
By the gloom that veiled the skies 
O'er the dreadful sacrifice; 
Listen to our humble cry, 
Hear our solemn litany ! 

5 By Thy deep expiring gi*oan; 
By the sealed sepulchral stone; 
By the vault, whose dark abode 
Held in vain the rising God : 

Oh! from earth to heaven restored. 
Mighty, re-ascended Lord, 
Listen, listen to the cry 
Of our solemn litany ! 

Also the following: 
341 In the hour of trial. 
:>48 Sinful, sighing to be blest. 
:r>0 Out of the deep I call. 
:iol Jesus, Lord of life and gloi-y. 
:i.'>2 Have mercy, Lord, on me. 
:J.>4 Lord, when we bend before Thy throne. 
:i"»0 Heal me, O my Saviour, heal. 
•iol O Jesu, Thou art standing. 
;io9 In the cross of Christ I glory. 
:>84 God, my Father, hear me pray. 
.■)H) (iod the Father, God the Son. Litany. 
.j20 Father hear Thy children's call. ** ' 
•aSI To-day Thy mercy calls us, 
:)S2 When at Thy footstool, Lord, I bend. 
51)5 Thy life was given for me. 
598 Love of Jesus, all divine. 
■jini Lol the voice of Jesus. 
•K):i Oh, the bitter shame and sorrow^. 
*'^)o Lord Jesus, think on me. 
012 Onward Christian, though the region. 

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7.6. 



ALL glory, laud, and honor. 
To Thee, Redeemer, King ! 
To Wliom the lips of children 
Made sweet hosannas ring. 

2 Thou art the King of Israel, 

Thou David's royal Son, 
Who in the Lord's name comest, 
The King and blessM One. 

All glory, etc. 

3 The company of angels 

Are praising Thee on high; 
And mortal men, and all things 
Created, make reply. 

All glory, etc. 

4 The people of the Hebrews 

With palms before Thee went: 
Our praise and prayer and anthems 
Before Thee we present. 

All glory, etc. 

5 To Thee before Thy Passion 

They sang their hymns of praise: 
To Thee, now high exalted 
Our melody we raise. 

All glory, etc. 

6 Thou didst accept their praises; 

Accept the prayers we bring, 
Who in all good delightest, 
Thou good and gracious King. 

All glory, etc. 



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L.M. 



RIDE on! ride on in majesty! 
Hark ! all the tiibes hosanna cry ; 
() Saviour meek, pursue Thy road 
With palms and scattered garments strowed. 

2 Ride on! ride on in majesty! 
In lowly pomp ride on to die: 

O Christ, Thy triumphs now begin 
O'er captive death and conquered sin. 

3 Ride on ! ride on in majesty I 
The angel armies of the sky 

Look down with sad and wondering eyes 
To see the approaching sacrifice. 



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4 Ride on ! ride on in majesty ! 

Thy last and fiercest strife is nigh ; 
The Father on His sapphire throne 
Expects His own anointed Son. 

5 Ride on! ride on in majesty! 
In lowly pomp ride on to die; 

Bow Thy meek head to mortal pain, 
Then take, O God, Thy power, and reign. 



88 c. M 

OTHOU, Who through this holy week 
Didst suffer for us all ; 
The sick to heal, the lost to seek. 
To raise up them that fall : 

2 We cannot understand the woe 

Thy love was pleased to bear; 
O Lamb of God, we only know 
That all our hopes are there. 

3 Thy feet the path of suffering trod, 

Thy hand the victory won : 
What shall we render to our God 
For all that He hath done ? 

4 To God, the blessed Three in One, 

All praise and glory be: 
Crown, Lord, Thy servants who have won 
The victory through Thee. 



89 L.M. 

THE royal banners forward go. 
The cross shines forth in mystic glow ; 
Where He in flesh, our flesh Who made, 
Our sentence bore, our ransom paid. 

2 There whilst He hung, His sacred side 
By soldier's spear was opened wide, 
To cleanse us in the precious flood 

Of water mingled with His blood. 

3 Fulfilled is now what David told 
In true prophetic song of old, 

How God the heathen's King should be; 
For God is reigning from the ti*ee. 

4 O tree of glory, tree most fair. 
Ordained those holy limbs to bear, 
How bright in purple robe it stood. 
The purple of a Saviour's blood I 

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5 Upon its arms, like balance true. 
He weighed the price for sinners due. 
The price wiiich none but He could pay, 
And spoiled the spoiler of his prey. 

To Thee, eternal Three in One, 
I^et homage meet by all be done: 
As by the cross Thou dost restore. 
So rule and guide us evermore. 

: 90 L. M. 

LORD Jesus! when we stand afar. 
And gaze upon Thy holy cross, 
I In love of Thee, and scorn of self, 
' Oh, may w^e count the world as loss ! 

I 2 When we behold Thy bleeding wounds. 
And the rough way that Thou hast innl, 
Make us to hate the load of sin 
That lay so heavy on our God. 

:i O holy Lord, vpli^ted high. 

With outstretched arms, in mortal woe 
Embracing in Thy wondrous love 
The sinful world that lies below ; 

4 Give us an ever-living faith 

To gaze beyond the things we see; 
And in the mystery of Thy death 
Draw us and all men unto Thee. 



91 



p. M. 



BEHOLD the Lamb of God! 
O Thou for sinners slain. 
Let it not be in vain 

That Thou hast died : 
Thee for my Saviour let me take. 
My only refuge let me make 
Thy pierced side. 

2 Behold the Lamb of God! 
Into the sacred fiood 

Of Thy most precious blood 

My soul I cast: 
Wash me and make me clean witliin, 
And keep me pure from every sin, 

Till life be past 

3 Behold the Lamb of God ! 
All hail, incarnate W^ord, 
Thou everlasting Lord, 

Saviour most blest; 
Fill us with love that never faints, 
Grant us with all Thy blessed saints, 

Etenial rest. 



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Behold the Lamb of God ! 
Worthy is He alone, 
That sitteth on the throne 

Of God above; 
One with the Ancient of all days, 
One with the Comforter in praise, 

All light and love. 



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SEE the destined day arise! 
See, a willing sacritice, 
Jesus, to redeem our loss, 
Hangs upon the shameful cross ! 

2 Jesus, who but Tliou had borne, 
Lifted on that tree of scorn, 
Eveiy pang and bitter throe. 
Finishing Thy life of woe ? 

3 Wlio but Thou had dared to drain 
Steeped in gall the cup of i)ain, 
And with tender body bear 
Thorns, and nails, and piercing spear ? 

4 Thence the cleansing water flowed, 
Mingled from Thy side with blood; 
Sign to all attesting eyes 

Of the finished sacrifice. 

5 Holy Jesus, grant us grace 
In that sacritice to place 

All our trust for life renewed. 
Pardoned sin and promised good. 



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8.7. 



Part I. 



O ING, my tongue, the Saviour's battle, 
r5 Tell His triumph far and wide; 
Tell aloud the wondrous story 

Of His Body crucified ; 
How upon the cross a victim, 

Vanquishing in death. He died. 



2 Eating of the tree forbidden, 

3Ian had simk in Satan's snare, 
"When our pitying Creator 

Did this second tree prepare, 
Destined, many ages later. 
That first evil to repair. 
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So, when now at length the fullness 
Of tlie time foretold drew nigh, 

God the Son, the world's Creatoi, 
Left His Fatlier's throne on high, 

From the Virgin's womb appearing 
Clothed in our humanity. 



Thus did Christ to perfect manhood 
In our mortal fiesh attain; 

Then of His free choice He goeth 
To a death of bitter pain; 

He, the Lamb upon the altar 
Of the cross, for us was slain. 



Lo, with gall His thirst He quenches, 
See the thorns up<m His brow ; 

Nails His tender fiesh are rending; 
See, His side is pierced now; 

Whence, to cleanse the whole creation 
Streams of blood and water flow. 



Part II. 

6 Tj^AITHFUL Cross! above all other, 
X; One and only noble tree ! 
None in foliage, none in blossom. 

None in fruit thy peers may be : 
Sweetest wood and sweetest iron, 

Sweetest weight is hung on thee. 



Bend thy boughs, O tree of glory ! 

Thy relaxing sinews bend ! 
For awhile the ancient rigor 

That thy birth bestowed suspend! 
And the King of heavenly beauty 

On tliy bosom gently tend. 



8 Thou alone wast counted worthy 
This world's ransom to uphold; 

For a shipwrecked race preparing 
Harbor like the Ark of old; 

With the sacred blood anointed 
From the smitten Lamb that rolled. 



9 Blessing, honor, laud and glory 

To the immortal Deity: 
To the Father, Son, and Spirit, 

Equal praises ever be; 
Glory tlirough the earth and heaven. 

To the Blessed Trinity. 



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94 8^ 

"VTOW, my soul, thy voice upraising, 
jJl Tell in sweet and mournful strain 
How the Crucified, enduring 

Grief, and wounds, and dying pain, 
Freely of His love was offered, 

ISinless was for sinners slain. 



2 Scourged with unrelenting fury, 

For the sins which we deplore. 
By His livid stripes He heals us, 

Kaising us to fall no more ; 
All our bruises gently soothing, 

Binding up tlie bleeding sore. 

3 See ! His hands and feet are fastened ; 

So He makes His people free; 
Not a wound whence blood is flowing 

But a fount of grace shall be ; 
Yea the very nails which nail Him 

Nail us also to the tree. 

4 Through His heart the spear is piercing, 

Though His foes have seen Him die; 
Blood and water thence are streaming 

In a tide of mystery; 
Water from our guilt to cleanse us, 

Blood to win us crowns on high. 

5 Jesu, may those precious fountains 

Drink to thirsting souls afford : 
Let them be our present healing. 

And at length our great reward; 
So a ransomed world shall ever 

Praise Thee, its redeeming Lord. 



95 L. M. 

WE sing the praise of Him Who died, 
Of Him Who died upon the cross: 
The sinner's hope let men deride: 
For this we count the world but loss. 

2 Inscribed upon the cross we see 

In shining letters, God is love: 
He bears our sins upon the tree: 
He brings us mercy from above. 

3 The cross — it takes our guilt away; 

It holds the fainting spirit up; 
It cheers with hope the gloomy day, 
And sweetens every bitter cup. 
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4 It makes the coward spirit brave, 

I And nerves the feeble arm for fight; 
It takes its terror from the gitive. 
And gilds the bed of death with light. 

5 The balm of life, the cure of woe. 

The measure and the pledge of love. 
The sinner^ s refuge here below, 
The angels' tlieme in heaven above. 



96 L. M. 

WHEN I survey the wondrous cross 
On which the Prince of glory died. 
My richest gain I count but loss, 
And pour contempt on all my pride. 



2 Forbid it. Lord, that I should boast, 
Save in the cross of Christ, my God : 
All the vain things that charm me most, 
I sacrifice them to His blood. 



3 See, from His head. His hands, His feet. 

Sorrow and love flow mingled down ! 
Did e'er such love and sorrow meet? 
Or thorns compose so rich a crown ? 

I 

4 Were the whole realm of nature mine. 

That were a tribute far too small ; 
! Love so amazing, so divine, 
I Demands my soul, my life, my all. 



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SACRED head surrounded 
By crown of piercing thorn ! 
O bleeding head, so wounded. 

Reviled and put to scorn ! 
Death's pallid hue comes o'er thee, 

The glow of life decays. 
Yet angel-hosts adore thee, 
1 And tremble as they gaze. 

2 I see Thy strength and vigor, 

All fading in the strife. 

And death with cruel rigor, 

Bereaving Thee of life; 

I O agony and dying ! 

I O love to sinners free! 

Jesu, all grace supplying, 
I Oh, turn Thy face on me. 



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3 In this, Thy bitter passion, 

Good Shepherd, think of me 
"VV'itli Thy most sweet compassion, 

Unworthy though I be: 
Beneath Thy cross abiding 

Forever would I rest, 
In Thv dear love confiding, 

And with Thy presence blest. 

4 Be near when I am dying; 

Oh, show Thy cross to me: 
And to my succor flying, 

Come, Lord, and set me free. 
These eyes, new faith receiving. 

From Jesus shall not move; 
For he, who dies believing. 

Dies safely through Thy love. 

98 8.8.7.8.8.7. 

AT the cross her station keeping 
Stood the mournful mother weeping, 
Where He hung, the dying Lord; 
For her soul of joy bereaved, 
Bowed with anguish deeply grieved. 
Felt the sharp and piercing sword. 

2 Oh, how sad and sore distressed 
Now was she, that mother blessed 

Of the sole-begotten One; 
Deep the woe of her affliction, 
When she saw the crucifixion 

Of her ever-glorious Son. 

3 Wlio, on Christ's dear mother gazing, 
Pierced by anguish so amazing. 

Born of woman, would not weep ? 
Who, on Christ's dear mother thinking, 
Such a cup of sorrow drinking, 

Would not share her sorrows deep ? 

4 For His people's sins chastised, 
She beheld her Son despised. 

Scourged, and crowned with thorns en- 
twined; 
Saw Him then from judgment taken. 
And in death by all foraaken, 

Till His Spirit He resigned. 

5 Jesu, may her deep devotion 
Stir in me the same emotion. 

Fount of love. Redeemer kind ; 
That my heart fresh ardor gaining, 
And a purer love attaining, 

3Iay with Thee acceptance find. 
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SWEET the moments, rich in blessing. 
Which before the cross I spend ; 
Life and health and peace possessing 
Through the sinner's dying friend. 

2 Here I kneel in wonder, viewing 

Mercy poured in streams of blood ; 
Precious drops, for pardon suing. 
Make and plead my peace with God. 

3 Truly blessed is the station. 

Low before His cross to lie, 

While I see divine compassion 

Pleading in His dying eye. 

4 Here I find my hope of heaven, 

While upon the Lamb I gaze; 
Loving much, and much forgiven. 
Let my heart overflow with praise. 

5 Lord, in loving contemplation 

Fix my heart and eyes on Thee, 
Till I taste Thy full salvation. 
And Thine unveiled glories see. 

For Thy sorrows I adore Thee, 

For the griefs that wrought our peace; 
Gracious Saviour, I implore Thee, 
In my heart Thy love increase. 



100 L. M. 

OH come and mourn with me awhile; 
And tarry here the cross beside ; 
Oh come, together let us mourn; 
Jesus, our Lord, is crucified. 

2 Have we no tears to shed for Him, 

While soldiers scoff and Jews deride ? 
Ah! look how patiently He hangs; 
Jesus, our Lord, is crucified. 

3 Seven times He spake, seven words of love; 

And all three hours His silence cried 
For mercy on the souls of men; 
Jesus, our Lord, is crucified. 

4 O love of God I O sin of man! 

In this dread act your strength is tried ; 
And \ictory remains with love ; 
For Thou, our Lord, art crucified ! 



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G.4.6.3. 



THE STORY OF THE CROSS. 

/. — The Question, 

IX His own raiment clad — 
AVitli His blood dyed; 
Women walk sorrowinjj 

By His side. 

[Heavy that cross to Him, 

Weary the weight — 
One who wiU help Him waits 
At the gate. 



3 See ! they are travelling 

On the same road — 
Simon is sharing with 

Him the load.] 

4 Oh, whither wandering 

Bear they that tree ? 
He Who first carries it — 

Who is He ? 

//. — The Answer. 

5 Follow to C'alvary — 

Tread where He trod — 
He Who forever was 

Son of God. 

6 [You who would love Him stand, 

Gaze at His face: 
Tarry awhile on your 

Earthly race. 

7 As the swift moments fiy 

Through the blest week, 
Read the great stoi-y the 

Cross will teach.] 

8 Is there no beauty to 

You who pass by, 
In that lone figure which 

Marks that sky ? 

///. — The Story of the Cross. 

9 On the cross lifted 

Thy face we scan — 
Bearing that cross for us, 

Son of Man. 

10 Thorns form Thy diadem, 
Rough wood Thy throne — 
For us Thy blood is shed — 
Us alone. 
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11 No pillow under Thee 

To rest Thy head — 
Only the splintered cross 

Is Thy bed. 

12 [Xails pierced Thy hands and feet, 

Thy side the spear ; 
No voice is nigh to say 

Help is near. 

13 Shadows of midnight fall. 

Though it is day — 
Thy friends and kinsfolk stand 
Far away. 

14 Loud is Thy bitter cry; 

Sunk on Thy breast 
Hiingeth Thy bleeding head 

Without rest. 

15 Loud scoffs the dying thief, 

Who mocks at Thee — 
Can it, my Saviour, be 

All for me ? 

10 Gazing, afar from Thee, 
Silent and lone. 
Stand those few weepers, Thou 

Callest Thine own. 

17 I see Thy title, Lord, 

Inscribed above — 
*' Jesus of Nazareth,'' 

King of Love ! ] 

18 AVliat, O my Saviour I 

Here didst Thou see. 
Which ma4:le Thee suffer and 
Die for me ? 

[_IV. — The Appeal from the Cross. 

19 Child of My grief and pain — 

Watched by My love — 
I came to call thee to 

Realms above. 

20 I saw thee wandering 

Far off from Me : 
In love I seek for thee — 

Do not flee. 

21 For thee My blood I shed — 

For thee alone ; 
I came to purchase thee — 

For Mine own. 



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22 Weep thou not for My grief 

Child of My love — 

Strive to be with Me in 

Heaven above.] 

r. — Our Cry to Jesus, 

2:\ Oh, 1 will follow Thee, 
Star of my houI, 
Through the deep shades of life 
To the goal. 

24 Yea, let Thy cross be bonie 

Each day by me — 
Mind not how heavy, if 

But with Thee. 

25 Lord, if Thou only wilt, 

Make us Thine own, 
Give no companion, save 

Thee alone. 

20 Grant through each day of life 
To stand by Thee; 
With Tliee, when morning breaks 
Ever to be. 



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rerses. 

102 P. M. 

MY people come make to thy God answer 
true : 
What have I done to thee ? Wherein wearied 

you? 
Because I safe led thee through Egypt's 

Red Sea, 
Thou hast fashioned a cross for thy Saviour, 
for Me I 

Refkaix. 
Now spare Thy poor servant, O most h<»ly 
God! 
O holy and mighty, come strengthen my 
heart I 
Thou holy Immortal, oh suffer me not. 
For any sharp death-pangs, from Thee to 
depart. 

2 Because in the desert, for forty long years, 
I fed thee with manna and wiped dry thy 

tears, 
And brought thee in safety the good land to 

see. 
Thou ha.st fashioned a cross for thy Saviour, 
for Me! 
Xow spare, etc. 

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3 What more couhl I do that I did not t<» thee ? 
The vine which I chose has grown bitter to 

Me; 
With acid and gall.thou My thirst would' st 

allay. 
And tiie side of thy Saviour tliou piercedst 

to-day. 

Now spare, etc. 

4 Behold, all ye sinners, the wood of the 

cross, 

I On which the world's Ransom saved all men 

, from loss! 

I Oh, come let us woi-ship 1 come let us adore ! 
Both delivered from hell and given life ever- 
more. 

5 O Lord, at Thy ci-oss we with reverence bow : 
I Thy glorious Easter we praise and laud now. 
I Behold, all ye nations, Christ's banner un- 
furled 1 

By the cross joy has come, joy has come to 
, the world. 

Also the following: 
I 300 There is a green hill far away. 

301 O Jesu, Lord most merciful. 

302 Christ, the life of all the living. 
3(Ki Glory be to Jesus. 

3(J5 O Jesu, we adore Thee. 

3*MJ Hail, Thou once despised Jesus. 

621 Jesu, in Thy dying woes. 



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RESTING from His work to-day. 
In the tomb the Saviour lay; 
Still He slept, from head to feet 
Shrouded in the winding sheet, 
Lying in the rock alone, 
Hidden by the sealed stone. 

2 Late at even there was seen 
Watching hmg the Magdalene ; 
Early, t re the break of day, 
Sorrowful she took her way 
To the holy garden glade. 
Where her buried Lord was laid. 

3 So with Thee, till life shall end, 
1 would solemn vigil spend: 

Let me hew Thee, Lord, a shrine 
In this rocky heart of mine. 
Where in pure embalmed cell 
None but Thou may ever dwell. 



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Myrrh and spices will I bring, 

True affection's offering?; 

Close the door from sight and sound 

Of the busy world around ; 

And in patient watch remain 

Till my Lord appear again. 



104 



4.4.7.7.6. 



SO rest, our Rest! 
Thou ever blest ! 
Thy grave with sinnei-s making: 
By Thy precious death, from sin 
Our dead souls awaking. 

2 Here hast Thou lain 
After much pain, 

Life of our life, reposing: 
Round Thee now a rock-hewn grave, 
Rock of Ages, closing. 

3 Breath of all breath I 
We know, from death 

Thou wilt our dust awaken: 
Wherefore should we dread the gi*ave. 
Or our faith be shaken? 

4 The body dies 
(Xaught else), and lies 

In dust until victorious 
From the grave, it shall arise 
Beautiful and glorious. 

5 Meantime we will, 
Our Jesu, still 

Deep in remembrance lay Thee, 

Musing on Thy death ; in death 

Be with us, we pray Thee. 

105 c. M. 

THE grave itself a garden is, 
Where loveliest flowers abound; 
Since Christ, our never-fading life, 
Spi-ang from that holy ground, 

2 Oh, give us grace to die to sin. 

That we, O Lord, may have 
A holy, happy rest in Thee, 
A Sabbath in the grave. 

3 Thou, Lord, baptized in Thine own blood, 

And buried in the gi*ave, 
Didst raise Thyself ti) endless life, 
Onmipotent to save. 
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: 4 Baptized into Thy death we died, 
And buried were with Thee, 
That we might live with Thee to God, 
And ever blest might be. 

o Lord, through the grave and gate of death 
May we, with Thee, arise 
To an eternal Easter-day 
Of glory in the skies I 



EASTERTIDE. 

106 115. 

"TXTELCOME, happy morning I" age to 
VV age shall say; 
Hell to-day is vanquished, heaven is won 

to-day ! 
Lol the dead is li\ing, God for evermore! 
Him, their true Creator, all His works adore ! 



I "Welcome, happy morning!" age to age 
i shall say. 

2 Earth her joy confesses, clothing her for 

spring. 
All fresh gifts returned with her returning 

King: 
Bloom in every meadow, leaves on every 

bough, 
Speak His sorrow ended, hail His triumph 

now. 

Ilell to-day is vanquished, heaven is won 
to-day. 

3 Months in due succession, days of lengtlien- 

ing light. 
Hours and passing moments i)raise Thee in 

their flight; 
Brightness of the morning, sky and flelds 

and sea. 
Vanquisher of darkness, bring their praise 

to Thee! 

"Welcome, happy morning!'' age to age 
shall say. 

4 Maker and Redeemer, life and health of all, 
Thou from heaven beholding human nature's 

fall. 
Of the Father's Godhead true and only Son, 
Manhood to deliver, manhood didst put on. 

Hell to-day is vanquished, heaven is won 
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6 Thou, of life the author, death didst un- 
dergo, 

Tread the path of darkness, saving strength 
to shoAv ; 

Come tlien, true and faithful, now fulfil 
Thy word ; 

'Tis Thine own third morning, rise O buried 
Lord! 

** Welcome, happy morning!" age to age 
shall say. 

6 Loose the souls long prisoned, bound with 

Satan^s chain; 
All that now is fallen raise to life again; 
•Shew Thy face in brightness, bid the nations 

see; 
Bring again our daylight: dav returns with 

Thee! 

Hell to-day is vanquished, heaven is won 
to-day ! 

Both the first and second lines of Terse 1 may be 
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7.6. 



COME, ye faithful, raise the strain 
Of triumphant gladness; 
God hath brought His Israel 

Into joy from sadness; 
Loosed from Pharaoh's bitter yoke 

Jacob's sons and daughters; 

Led them with unmoistened foot 

Through the Red Sea waters. 



'Tis the spring of souls to-day; 

Christ hath burst His prison, 
And from three days' sleep in death 

As a sun hath risen ; 
All the winter of our sins, 

Long and dark, is flying 
From His light, to Whom we give 

Laud and praise undying. 



3 Now the Queen of seasons, bright 

With the day of splendor, 

With the royal feast of feasts. 

Comes its joy to render; 
Comes to glad Jei-usalem, 
Who with true affection 
Welcomes in unwearied strains 
Jesu's resurrection. 
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Neither might tlie gates of death. 

Nor the tomb's dark portal, 
Nor the watchers, nor the seal. 

Hold Thee as a mortal : 
But to-day amidst Thine own 

Thou didst stand, bestowing 
That Thy peace which evemiore 

Passe th human knowing. 



108 

CHRIST the Lord is risen to-day, 
Sons of men and angels say : 
Raise your joys and triumphs high, 
Sing, ye heavens, and earth reply. 

2 Love's redeeming work is done, • 
Fought the fight, the victory won: 
Jesu's agony is o'er. 

Darkness veils the earth no more. 

3 Vain the stone, the watch, the seal, 
Christ hath burst the gates of hell; 
Death in vain forbids Him rise, 
Christ hath opened Pai-adise. 

4 Soar we now where Christ hath led, 
Following our exalted Head ; 
Made like Him, like Him we rise; 
Oui*s the cross, the grave, the skies. 



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JESUS Christ is risen to-day. 
Our triumphant holy day. 
Who did once upon the cross 
Suffer to redeem our loss. 

Alleluia! 

2 Hymns of praise then let us sing 
Unto Christ, our heavenly King, 
Who endured the cross and grave, 
Sinnei's to redeem and save. 

Alleluia! 

3 But the pains which He endured, 
Our salvation have procured ; 
Now above the sky He's King, 
Where the angels ever sing, 

Alleluia! 

4 Sing we to our God above 
Praise eternal as His love; 
Praise Him, all ye heavenly host. 
Father, Son, and Holy Ghost: 

Alleluia! 



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CHRIST is risen! Clirist is risen! 
He liath burst His bonds in twain; 
Christ is risen! Christ is risen! 
Alleluia! swell the strain! 
For our gain He suffered loss 

By divine decree; 
He hath died upon the cross, 
But our God is He. 
Christ is risen! Christ is risen! 

He hath bui-st His bonds in twain; 
Christ is risen! Christ is risen! 
Alleluia! swell the strain! 

2 See the chains of death are broken ; 
Earth below and heaven above 
Joy in each amazing token 
Of His rising, Lord of love; 
He for evermoi*e shall reign 

By the Father's side, 
Till He comes to earth again, 
Comes to claim His bride. 

Christ is risen ! etc. 

Glorious angels downward thronging 

Hail the Lord of all the skies; 
Heaven, with joy and holy longing 
For the Word incarnate, cries, 
** Christ is risen! Earth, rejoice! 
Gleam, ye starry train ! 
All creation, find a voice; 
He o'er all shall reign." 
Christ is risen! Christ is risen! 

He hath burst His bonds in twain; 
Christ is risen! Christ is risen, 
O'er the universe to reign. 

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CHRIST the Lord is risen again; 
Christ hath broken every chain; 
Hark, angelic voices cry. 
Singing evermore on high. 

Alleluia! 

2 He Who gave for us His life. 
Who for us endured the strife. 
Is our Paschal Lamb to-day; 
We too sing for joy, and say 

Alleluia! 

3 He Who bore all pain and loss 
f 'omfortless upon the cross. 
Lives in glory now on high, 
Pleads for us and hears our crv; 

Alleluia! 

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4 He Who slumbered in the grave 
is exalted now to save; 

Now through Christendom it rings 
That the Lamb is King of kings. 
Alleluia I 

5 Now He bids us tell abroad 
How the lost may be restored. 
How the penitent forgiven. 
How Ave too may enter heaven. 

Alleluia! 

6 Thou, our Paschal Lamb indeed, 
Christ, Thy ransomed people feed : 
Take our sins and guilt away, 

Let us sing by night and day 

Alleluia! 



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THE day of resuri-ection! 
Earth, tell it out abroad; 
The Passover of gladness, 

The Passover of God. 
From death to life eternal, 
From earth unto the sky. 
Our Christ hath brought us over 
With hymns of victory. 

2 Our hearts be pure from evil, 

That we may see aright 
The Lord in rays eternal 

Of resurrection-light; 
And, listening to His accents, 

May hear so calm and plain 
His own ** All hail," and hearing 

May raise the victor strain. 

3 Now let the heavens be joyful, 

Let earth her song begin. 
The round world keep high triumph, 

And all that is therein; 
Let all things seen and unseen 

Their notes together blend, 
For Christ the Lord is risen, 

Our joy that hath no end. 



113 8.7.8.7.7. 

HE is risen. He is risen; 
Tell it out with joyful voice: 
He has bui-st His three days' prison; 

Let the whole wide earth rejoice: 
Death is conquered, man is free, 
Christ has won the victory. 



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2 Come, ye sad and fearful-hearted, 
With glad smile and radiant brow ; 
Lent's long shadows have departed; 

All His woes are over now, 
And the passion that He bore: 
Sin and pain can vex no more. 

:^ Come, with high and holy hymning, 

Chant our Lord's triumphant lay; 

Not one darksome cloud is dimming 

Yonder glorious morning ray, 
Breaking o'er the purple East, 
Symbol of our Easter feast. 

4 He is risen. He is risen; 

He hath opened heaven's gate: 
We are free from sin's dark prison, 

Risen to a holier state; 
And a brighter Easter beam 
On our longing eyes shall stream. 

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4S. 



AT the LamVs high feast we sing 
Praise to our victorious King, 
Who hath washed us in the tide 
Flowing from His pierced side; 
Pi*aise we Him, Whose love divine 
Gives His sacred blood for wine, 
Gives His body for the feast, 
Christ the victim, Christ the priest. 

2 Where the Paschal blood is poured, 
Death's dark angel sheathes his sword; 
Israel's hosts triumphant go 
Through the wave that drowns the foe. 
Praise we Christ, Whose blood was shed, 
Pa.schal victim, Paschal bread; 

With sincerity and love 
Eat we manna from above. 

3 Mighty victim from the sky! 

Hell's fierce powers beneath Thee lie; 
Thou hast conquered in the fight. 
Thou hast brought us life and light: 
Now no more can death appal, 
Now no more the grave enthral; 
Thou hast opened Pai*adise, 
And in Thee Thy saints shall rise. 

4 Easter triumph, Easter joy, 
Sin alone can this destroy; 

From sin's power do Thou set free 
Souls new-bom, O Lord, in Thee. 
Hymns of glory and of praise. 
Risen Lord, to Thee we raise; 
Holy Father, praise to Thee, 
With the Spirit, ever be. 
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115 LM. 

LIFT up, lift up your voices now I 
The whole wide world rejoices now : 
The'Lord hath triumphed gloriously, 
The Lord shall reign victoriously ! 

i 2 In vain with st4)ne the cave they barred ; 
In vain the watch kept ward and guard; 
Majestic fr(»m the spoiled tomb. 
In pomp of triumph Christ is come ! 

3 He binds in chains the ancient foe; 
A countless host he frees from woe. 
And heaven's high portal open files. 
For Christ has risen, and man shall rise. 

I 4 And all He did, and all He bare, 
He gives us as our own to share; 
And hope and joy and peace begin. 
For Christ has won, and man shall win. 

5 O Victor, aid us in the fight, 

And lead through death to realms of light; 
We safely pass where Thou hast trod ; 
In Thee we die to rise to God. 

Thy flock, from sin and death set free. 
Glad Alleluia raise to Thee; 
And ever with the heavenly host 
Praise Father, Son and Holy Ghost. 



116 8.8.8.4. 

MORN'S roseate hues have decked the 
sky; 
The Lord has risen with victoiy: 
, Let earth be glad, ami raise the cry, 

Alleluia. 

2 The Prince of Life with death has striven, 
I To cleanse the earth His blood has given, 

Has rent the veil, and opened heaven: 
I Alleluia. 

3 And He, the wheat-corn, sown in earth, 
Has given a glorious harvest birth: 
Rejoice, and sing with holy mirth 

Alleluia. 

4 Our bodies, mouldering to decay. 
Are sown to rise to heavenly day; 
For He by rising burst the way : 

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5 And he, dear Lord, that with Thee dies, 
And fleshly passions crucifies, 
In body, like to Thine, shall rise : 

Alleluia. 

C Oh grant us, then, with Thee to die. 
To spurn earth's fleeting vanity, 
And love the things above the sky: 

Alleluia. 

7 Oh, praise the Father and the Son, 
Who has for us the triumph won, 
And Holy Ghost, — the Three in One: 

Alleluia. 



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P.M. 



Jesus lives! for us He died; 

Then, alone to Jesus living, 
Pui-e in heart may w,e abide, 

Glory to our Saviour giving. 

Alleluia! 

Jesus lives ! our hearts know well 
Naught from us His love shall sever; 

Life, nor death, nor powei-s of hell 
Tear us from His keeping ever. 

Alleluia! 

Jesus lives! to Him the throne 

Over all the world is given: 
May we go where He has gone, 

Rest and reign with Him in heaven. 
Alleluia! 



THE strife is o'er, the battle done! 
The victory of life is won; 
The song of triumph has begun. 

Alleluia ! 

2 The powers of death have done their woi-st, 
But Christ their legions hath dispersed: 
Let shout of holy joy outburst. 

Alleluia! 

3 The three sad days are quickly sped; 
He rises glorious fix>m the dead: 
All gloiT to our risen Head ! 

Alleluia! 

4 He closed the yawning gates of hell; 
The bare from heaven's high portals fell; 
Let hymns of praise His triumphs tell ! 

Alleluia! 

5 Lord ! by the stripes which wounded Thee, 
From death's dread sting Thy servants free. 
That we may live, and sing to Thee 

Alleluia! 



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ALLELUIA! Alleluia! 
Hearts and voices heaven-ward i*aise; 
Sing to God a hymn of gladness. 
Sing to God a hymn of praise: 
He, Who on the cross a victim. 

For the \<^orUrs salvation bled, 
Jesus Christ, the King of glory. 
Now is risen from the dead. 



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JESUS lives! thy ten*ors now 
Can no longer, death, appal us : 
Jesus lives ! by this we know 

Thou, O grave, canst not enthral us. 
Alleluia! 

Jesus lives! henceforth is death 
But the gate of life immortal; 

This shall calm our trembling breath. 
When we i>ass its gloomy portal. 

Alleluia! 

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2 Now the iron bars are broken, 

Christ from death to life is born, 
Glorious life, and life immortal. 

On this holy. Easter morn: 
Christ lia« triumphed and we conquer 

By His mighty enterprise, 
We with Him to life eternal 

By His resurrection rise. 

3 Christ is risen, Christ, the fti'st-fruits 

Of the holy hai'vest-flehl, 
Wliich will all its full abundance 

At His second coming yield: 
Then the golden eai-s of harvest 
Will their heads before Him wave, 
I Ripened by His glorious sunshine 
I From the furrows of the grave. 

4 Christ is risen, we ai-e risen! 
Shed upon us heavenly grace. 

Rain and dew and gleams of glory 
From the brightness of Thy face : 

That, with hearts in heaven dwelling. 
We on earth may fruitful be. 

And by angel-hands be gathered. 
And' be ever, Lord, with Thee. 



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5 Alleluia! Alleluia! 

Glory be to Gotl on high ; 
Alleluia to the Saviour 

Who has won the victoi-y ; 
Alleluia to the Spirit, 

Fount of love and sanctity; 
Alleluia! Alleluia! 

To the Triune Majesty. 



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SING, with all the sons of gloiy, 
Sing the resurrection-song! 
Death and sorrow, earth's dark stoiy, 

To the ** former days" belong. 
Even now the dawn is breaking, 

Soon the night of time shall cease. 
And, in Grod's own likeness waking, 
Man shall know eternal peace. 

2 Oh, what glory, far exceeding 

All that eye lias yet perceived ! 
Holiest hearts, for ages pleading, 

Never that full joy conceived. 
God has promised, Christ prepares it, 

There on high our welcome waits; 
Every humble spirit shares it; 

Christ has passed the eternal gates. 

3 ** Life eternal!" Heaven rejoices, 

Jesus lives Who once was dead; 
Join, O man, the deathless voices, 

Child of God, lift up thy head. 
Patriarchs from distant ages, 

Saints all longing for their heaven, 
Prophets, psalmists, seers, and sages. 

All await the glory given. 

4 *' Life eternal!" Oh, what wonders 

Crowd on faith — what joy unknown, 
When, amidst earth's closing thunders. 

Saints shall stand before the throne ! 
Oh! to enter that bright portal, 

See that glowing firmament, 
Know, with Thee, O God immortal, 
** Jesus Christ, Whom Thou hast sent I" 



2 Jesus lives. His conflict over, 
Lives to claim His great reward; 
Angels round the victor hover, 
Crowding to behold their Loixl. 

3 Yonder throne for Him erected 
Now becomes the victor's seat; 
Lo, the Man on earth rejected, 
Angels Avorship at His feet! 

4 All the powers of heaven adore Him^ 
All obey His sovereign wonl; 

Day and night they ciy before Him, 
**H<)ly, Holy, Holy Lord!" 

Also Uie following: 

249 On the resurrection morning. 

MM To Him, Who for our sins was slain. 

■H\S Jesus, our risen King. 

309 Alleluia! sing to Jesus. 

444 Come, let us sing the song of songs. 

445 All hail the power of Jesus' Name. 
449 <) God of God! O Light of Light! 
451 Rejoice, the Loixl is King. 



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HAKK! ten thousand voices sounding 
Far and wide throughout the sky; 
'Tis the voice of joy abounding, 
Jesus lives, no more to die! 
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122 8.7. 

SEE the conqueror mounts in triumph; 
See the King in royal state, 
Riding <m the clouds His chariot 

To His heavenly palace gate! 
Hark! the choira of angel voices 

Joyful alleluias sing. 
And the portals high are lifted 
To receive their heavenly King, 

2 Who is this that comes in glory, 

With the trump of jubilee ? 
Li)rd of battles, God of armies, 

He hath gained the victory ! 
He Who on the cross did sutler. 

He Who from the grave arose. 
He has vanquished sin and Satan; 

He by death has spoiled His foes. 

3 While He raised His hands in blessing, 
I He was parted from His friends; 

While their eager eyes behold Him, 

He up<m the clouds ascends ; 
He Who walked with God and pleased Him, 

Preaching tiiith and doom to come. 
He, our Enocli, is translated. 

To His everlasting home. 



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4 Now our heavenly Aaron entei-s, 

With His blood, within the veil; 
Joshua now is come to Canaan, 

And the kings before Him quail; 
Now He plants the tribes of Israel 

In their promised resting-place ; 
Now our great Elijah offers 

Double portion of His grace. 

5 Thou hast raised our human nature 

On tlie clouds to God's right hand: 
There we sit in heavenly places. 

There with Thee in glory stand. 
Jesus reigns, adored by angels; 

Man with God is on the throne; 
Mighty Lord, in Thine Ascension, 

We by faith behold our own. 

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IS, 



HAIL the day that sees Him rise 
To His throne above the skies; 
Christ, the Lamb for sinners given, 
Enters now tlie highest heaven. 

Alleluia! 

2 There for Him high triumph waits; 
Lift your heads, eternal gates; 
He hath conquered death and sin; 
Take the King of glory in. 

Alleluia! 

8 Lo! tlie heaven its Lord receives, 
Yet He loves the earth He leaves; 
Though returning to His throne, 
.Still Ho calls mankind His own. 

Alleluia! 

4 See! Pie lifts His hands above; 
See! He shews the prints of love; 
Hark! His gracious lips bestow 
Blessings on His church beh)w. 

Alleluia! 

5 Still for us He intercedes, 

His prevailing death He pleads, 
Near Himself prepares our place. 
He the first-fruits of our race. 

Alleluia! 

6 Lord, though parted from our sight 
Far above the starry height, 
Gi-ant our hearts may thither rise, 
Seeking Thee above the skies. 

Alleluia! 

The Alleluia may be sung at the eud of each line it 
desired. 

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THE eternal gates lift up their heads, 
The doors are opened wide ; 
The King of glory is gone up 
Unto His Father s side. 

2 Thou art gone in before us. Lord, 

Tlum hast prepared a place, 
That we may be wiiere now Thou art. 
And look upon Thy face. 

3 And ever on Thine earthly path 

A gleam of glory lies; 
A light still breaks behind the clouds 
That veil Thee from our eyes. 

, 4 Lift up our thoughts, lift up our songs, 
I And let Thy gnu^e be given, 
I That while we linger yet below. 
Our hearts may be in heaven; 
I 

5 That where Thou art at God's right hand, 
I Our hope, our love may be: 

Dwell in us now, that we may dwell 
i For evermore with Thee. 



125 8.: 

C1HRIST our King to heaven ascendetli, 
/ Past the blue sky's utmost bound ; 
Christ (mr King to heaven ascendetli. 
Clouds of angels close Him round. 
Alleluia, alleluia, 

Alleluia loud tliey ci*y: 
Christ our King to heaven ascendetli, 
Glory be to God on high ! 

2 Our High-Priest to heaven ascendcth, 

Lo! the Lamb, as it were slain! 
Our High-Priest to heaven ascendeth, 

On God's throne He lives again; 
Pleads His sacrifice of wonder. 

Claims the fruit of all His pain: 
Our High-Priest to heaven ascendetli, 

Peace on earth, good-will to men! 

:5 Christ our Lord to heaven ascendeth, 

Cloven tongues of fire appear. 
Christ our Lord to heaven ascendeth, 

Lol the rushing wind is here! 
Mighty armies forth with banners 

Conquering and to con<iuer go; 
Christ our Lord to heaven ascendeth, 

He shall reign o'er all below. 



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4 Christ now reitjns, the Kinj; of gh>ry, 

All His foes hefore Him fall; 
Christ now reigns, the King of glory, 

He shall triumph over all. 
King of kings shall men behold Him, 

Lord of lords for evermore; 
Christ now reigns, the King of glory, 

Bow before Him, and atlorel 

126 L. M. 

O SAVIOUR, Who for man hast tixMl 
The w^inepress of the wrath of God, 
Ascend, and claim again on higli 
Thy glory, left for us to die. 

2 A radiant cloud is now Thy seat, 
And earth lies stretched beneath Thy feet; 
Ten thousand thousands round Thee sing. 
And share the triumph of their King. 

3 The angel-host enraptured waits: 
" Lift up your heads, eternal gates'." 

O (rod and Man! the Fathers throne 
Is now for evermore Thine own. 

4 Our great High Priest and Shepherd, Thou 
Within the veil art entei-ed now, 
To offer there Thy precious blood 
Once poured on earth, a cleansing Hood. 

5 And thence the Church, Thy chosen bride, I 
With countless gifts of grace supplied, ' 
Through all her membei-s draws from Thee , 
Her hidden life of sanctity. | 

6 O Christ our Lord, of Thy dear care 
Thy lowly members heaven-ward bear; 
Be oui*8 with Thee to suffer pain, 
With Thee for evermore to reign. 

127 L.M. 

OUR Lonl is risen from the dead ; 
Our Jesus is gone up on high ; 
The powers of hell are captive led, 
Diagged to the portals of the sky. 

2 There His triumphal chariot waits, 

And angels chant the solemn lay: 
** Lift up your heads, ye heavenly gates," 
Ye everlasting doors, give way. 

3 Loose all your bars of massy light, 

And wide unfold the radiant scene; 
He claims those mansions as His right; 
Receive the King of glor>' in. 
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4 Who is the King of glory, w'ho? 
The Lord that all His foes o'eroame, 

The world, sin, death, and hell o'erthrew; 
j And Jesus is the Conqueror's name. 

5 Lo! His triumphal chariot waits, 
And angels chant the solemn lay: 

*'Lift up your heads, ye heavenly gates," 
Ye everlasting doors, give way. 

(i Who is the King of glory, who? 

The Lord, of boundless power possessed. 
The King of saints and angels too, 
j God over all, for ever blessed. 

Also the following: 

368 Jesus, our risen King. 

371 Triumphant Lord, Thy work is done. 

372 Christ, above all gloiy seated. 
:i73 The head that once ^vas crowned with 

I thorns. 

374 Thou art gone up on high. 

375 Crown Him with many crowns. 
445 All hail the power of Jesus' name. 
451 Rejoice, the Lord is King. 
53(3 Golden harps are sounding. 



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WHITSUNTIDE. 



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HEAR us, Thou that broodest 
O'er the watery deep. 
Waking all creation 

From its primal sleep; 
Holy Spirit, breathing 
Breath of life divine. 
Breathe into our spirits. 
Blending them with Thine. 
Light and Life immortal I 

Hear us as we raise 
Hearts, as well as voices, 
Mingling prayer and praise. 

When the sun ariseth 

In a cloudless sky. 
May we feel Thy presence. 

Holy Spirit, nigh; 
Shed Thy radiance o'er us, 

Keep it cloudless still. 
Through the day before us. 

Perfecting Thy will. 
Light and Life immortal! etc. 



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3 When the^li^ht is fiercest 

In the noontide he»at, 
Bear us, Holy Spirit, 

To our Saviours feet; 
There to find a refuge 

Till our work is done, 
There to fifjht the battle, 

Till the battle's won. 
Light and Life immortal I etc. 

4 If the day be falling 

Sadly as it goes. 
Slowly in its sadness 

Sinking to its close, 
May Thy love in mercy 

kindling, ere it die, 
Cast a i*ay of glory 

O'er our evening sky. 
Light and Life immortal! etc. 

5 Morning, noon, and evening, 

Whensoe'er it be, 
Grant us, gi*acious Spirit, 
Quickening life in Thee; 
Life, that gives us, living, 

Life of heavenly love, 
Life, that brings us, dying, 
Life from heaven above. 
Light and Life immortal! 

Hear us as we rnise 
Hearts, as well as voices, 
Mingling prayer and praise. 

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129 8.8.C. 

O Thee, O Comforter divine. 

For all Thy grace and power benign. 
Sing we Alleluia! 

2 To Thee, Whose faithful love had place 
In God's great covenant of grace, 

Sing we Alleluia! 

3 To Thee, Whose faithful voice doth win 
The wandering from the ways of sin. 

Sing we Alleluia! 

4 To Thee, Whose faithful power doth heal. 
Enlighten, sanctify, and seal, 

Sing we Alleluia! 

5 To Thee, Whose faithful truth is shown 
By every promise made our own, 

Sing we Alleluia! 
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6 To Thee, our teacher and our friend. 
Our faithful leader to the end, 

Sing we Alleluia! 

7 To Thee, by Jesus Christ sent down. 
Of all His gifts the sum and crown. 

Sing we Alleluia! 

8 To Thee, Who art with God the Son, 
Anci God the Father ever One, 

Sing we Alleluia! 



130 7.7 

CiOME to our poor nature's night 
) With Thy blessed inward light, 
Holy Ghost the infinite, 
Comfoiter divine. 

2 We ai-e sinful, cleanse us. Lord, 
Sick and faint. Thy strength afford. 
Lost, until by Thee restored, 

Comforter divine. 

3 Orphan are our souls and poor, 
(iive us from Thy heavenly store 
Faith, love, joy for evermore, 

Comfoi-ter divine. 

4 Like the dew Thy peace distil: 
(iuide, subdue our wayward will. 
Things of Christ unfolding still. 

Comforter divine. 

."5 Gentle, awful, holy guest, 

Make Thy temple in each breast; 

There Thy presence be confessed, 

Comfoi-ter divine. 

(J With us, for us, intercede. 

And with voiceless groanings plead 
Our unutterable need, 

Comforter divine. 

7 In us, **Abba, Father," cry; 
Earnest of the bliss on high, 
Seal of immortality, 

Comforter di\ine. 

8 Search for us the depths of God I 
Upwards, by the starry road. 
Bear us to Thy high abode. 

Comforter divine. 



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131 L.M. 

SPIRIT of mercy, tnith, and love, 
Oh, shed Thine inriuence from above; 
And still from age to ajje convey 
* The wonders of this sacred day. 

2 In every clime, by every tongue, 
Ke Go€rs surpassing gloi-y sung: 
Let all the listening earth be taught 
The deeds our great Redeemer wrought. 

3 Unfailing Comfort, heavenly guide, 
^^tiH o'er Thy holy Church preside; 
Still let mankimrThy blessings prove; 
Spirit of mercy, truth, and love. 

Also the following: 

21*3 Come, Holy Ghost, our souls inspire. 

:>Tt5 Our blest Redeemer, ei-e He breathed. 

'Ml Come, Holy Spirit, come. 

:57S Come, Thou Holy Spirit, come. 

IM*^ Come, gracious Spirit, heavenly Dove. 

:iso Come, Holy Ghost, Creator blest. 

:Jsi Creator Spirit, by Whose aid. 

:\S'2 Spirit divine, attend our prayers. 

ol4 Holy Spirit, heavenly Dove. 



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L.M. 



OHOLY, Holy, Holy Lord, 
Bright in Thy deeds and in Thy Name, 
Forever be Thy Name a<lored, 
Thy glories let the world proclaim. 

2 O .Jesus, Lamb once crucified 

To take our load of sins away, 
Thine be the hymn that rolls its tide 
Along the realms of upper day. 

3 O Holy Spirit from above, 

In streams of light and glory given, 
Thou source of ecstacy and love, 
Thy praises ring through earth and heaven. 

4 O God Triune, to Thee we owe 

Our every thought, our every song; 
And ever may Thy praises flow 
From saint and seraph's burning tongue. 

133 8s 

OGOD of life. Whose power benign 
Doth o'er the world in mercy shine, 
Accept our praise, for we are Thine. 
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2 O Father, uncreated Lord, 

Be Thou in every land adored, 

Be Thou by all with faith implored. 

3 O Son of God, for sinners slain. 

We bless Thee, Loi*d, Whose dying pain 
For us did endless life I'egain. 

4 O Holy Ghost, Whose guardian care 
Doth us for heavenly joys prepare, 
May we in Thy communion share. 

5 O Holy, Blessed Trinity, 

With faith we sinners bow to Thee; 
In us, O God, exalted be. 



134 L. :m. 

FATHER of all. Whose love profound 
A ransom for our souls hath found, 
Before Thy thrcme we sinners bend: 
To us Thy pardoning love extend. 

2 Almighty Son, incarnate Word, 

Our Prophet, Priest, Redeemer, Lord, 
Before Thy throne we sinners bend; 
To us Thy saving grace extend. 

3 Eternal Spirit, by Whose bi-eath 

The soul is raised from sin and death, 
Before Thy thnme we sinners bend; 
To us Thy quickening power extend. 

4 Jehovah, Father, Spirit, Son! 
Mysterious Godhead, Three in One! 
Before Thy throne we sinners bend; 
Grace, pardon, life, to us extend. 



135 



7.8.7.8.7.7. 



HARK ! the loud celestial hymn. 
Angel choirs above are raising: 
Cherubim and seraphim 

In unceasing chorus praising. 
Fill the heavens with sweet accord; 
Holy, Holy, Holy Lord! 

Lo! the apostolic train 

Join Thy saci-ed Name to hallow ! 
Prophets swell the hmd refrain. 

And the white-robed martyrs follow; 
And from morn to set of sun, 
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3 Holy Father, Holy Son, 

Holy Spirit, Three we name Thee; 
While in essence only One, 

Undivided God, we claim Thee; 
And, adoring bend the knee, 
While we own the mystery. 

4 Spare Thy people, Lord, we pray, 

By a thousand snares surrouucled: 
Keep us without sin to-day, 

Never let us be confounded. 
Lo! I put my trust in Thee; 

Never, Lord, abandon me. 

136 8.7.8.7.8.8.7. 

SOUND aloud Jehovah's praises. 
Tell abroad the awful Name; 
Heaven the ceaseless anthem raises, 

Let the earth her God proclaim : 
God, the hope of eveiy nation, 
God, the source of consolation. 
Holy, blessM Trinity! 

2 This the Name fixtm ancient ages 

Hidden in its dazzling light; 
This the Name that kings and sages 

Prayed and strove to know aright, 
Through God's wondnms Incarnation 
Now revealed the world's salvation. 

Ever blessed Trinity! 

3 Into this great Name and holy. 

We all tribes and tongues baptize; 
Thus the Highest owns the lowly, 

Homeward, heavenward, bids them rise; 
Gathers them from eveiy nation. 
Bids them join in adoration 

Of the blessM Trinity! 

4 In this Name the heart rejoices, 

Pouring forth its sacred prayer: 
In this Name we lift our voices. 

And our common faith declare; 
Offering humble supplication, 
Thanks, and praise, and veneration 

To the blessed Trinity! 

Also the following: 

383 Holy, Holy, Holy, Lord God almighty. 

384 God my Father, hear me pray. 

385 Holy, Holy, Holy Lord. 
380 Holy Father, great Creator. 
388 Come Thou almighty King. 

380 Three in One, and One in Three. 
537 Great Creator, Lord of all. 
608 Glory be to God the Father. 
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©rtjer JTeasts anU Jfagte, 

ST. ANDREW. 
137 8.7. 

JESUS calls us; o'er the tumult 
Of our life's wild, restless sea. 
Day by day His sweet voice soundeth. 
Saying, *' Christian, follow Me;'' 

2 As of old. Saint Andrew heard it 

By the Galilean lake. 
Turned from home, and toil, and kindred, 
Leaving all for His dear sake. 

3 Jesus calls us from the worship 

Of the vain world's golden store; 
From each idol that would keep us. 
Saying, ** Christian, love Me more.'* 

4 In our joys and in our sorrows, 

Days of toil and houi*s of ease, 
Still He calls, in cares and pleasures, 
**That we love Him more than these." 

5 Jesus calls us; by Thy mercies, 

Sa\iour, make us hear Thy call, 

Give our hearts to Thine obedience, 

Serve and love Thee best of all. 



ST. THOMAS. 

138 c. M. 

OTHOU, Who didst with love untold. 
Thy doubting servant chide, 
And bad' St the eye of sense behold 
Thy wounded hands and side; 

2 Grant us, like him, with heartfelt awe. 

To own Thee God and Lord, 
And from this hour of darkness draw 
A fuller faith's reward. 

3 And while that wondrous recoi*d now 

Of unbelief we hear. 
Oh, let us only lowlier bow 
In self -distrusting fear; 

4 And pray that we may never dare 

Thy loving heart to grieve; 
But at the last their blessing share 
Who see not, yet believe ! 

Also the following: 
424 We walk by faith and not by sight. 



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ST. STEPHEN. 

139 7s 

JESUS, Lord, Thy praise we slug, 
Thou tlie martyr's Crown and King, 
^V^lo dost raise above the skies 
All who earth and sin despise: 
Hear us now, and as we tell 
How Thy martyr Stephen fell, 
Gi-ant tlie prayer Thy servants pray, 
Wash our stain of guilt away. 

2 'Twas Thy Spirit from above 

Filled his heart with strength and love: 
First to own his Lord in death, 
First to gain the crown of faitli; 
Gazing upward to the skies. 
With his parting breath he cries, 
Jesus, Lord, my soul receive, 
Jesus, Lord, my foes forgive. 

3 Lord, for him Thy Name we bless, 
Grant to us like holiness; 

May we ever live to Thee, 
And in death have victory: 
Then through ages all along, 
This shall he our endless song, 
Praise the Father and the Son, 
And the Spirit, Three in One. 

140 L. M. 

OSON of Man, Thyself once crossed 
By every suffering here below, 
Who taught' St Thy noble martyr-host 
To follow in Thy path of woe: 

2 O Son of God, whose glory cast 

Its light upon Thy champion's face. 
Revealing to his eyes at last 
The marvels of the holiest place : 

:5 Be ours the faith that sees Thee stand 
Beside the throne of God on higli. 
To succor with Thy strong right hand 
Thy soldiei-s when to Thee they cry. 

4 Be ours the hope, resigned and meek, 

That trusts the spirit to Tliy care, 
That longs Thy face in heaven to seek, 
And dwell with Thee in glory there. 

5 Be ours the love, divine and free, 

Which asks forgiveness for our foes; 
Which di*aw8, in life, its life from Thee, 
And, dying, finds in Thee repose. 
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ST. JOHN THE EVANGELIST. 

141 C. M. 

THE life, which God's incarnate Word 
Lived here below with men, 
Three blest Evangelists record 
With heaven-inspired pen: 

2 John soai-s on high, beyond the three, 

To God the Father's throne; 

And shews in what deep mvstery 

The Word with God is One. 

3 Upon the Saviour's loving breast 

Invited to recline, 
'Twas thence he drew, in moments blest, 
Rich stores of truth divine: 

4 And thence did that angelic love 

His inmost spirit fill, 
Which, once enkindled from above. 
Breathes in his pages still. 

5 Jesu, the Virgin's holy Son, 

We praise Thee and adore. 
Who art with God the Father One 
And Spirit evermore. 



142 



L.M. 



OTHOU, Who gav'st Thy servant grace 
On Thee the living Rock to rest. 
To look on Thine unveiled face, 
And lean on Thy protecting breast; 

2 Grant us, O King of mercy, still 

To feel Thy presence from above, 
And in Thy word and in Thy will 
To hear Thy voice and know Thy love; 

3 And when the toils of life are done. 

And nature waits Thy just decree. 
To find our rest beneath Thy throne, 
And look in certain hope to Thee. 

4 To Thee, O Jesus, Light of Light, 

Whom as their King the saints adore. 
Thou strength and refuge in the fight, 
Be laud and glory evermore. 



143 



THE HOLY INNOCENTS. 



IS. 



LORD, to Thee glad songs of praise 
For Thine Innocents we raise. 
Firstlings of Thy martyr band. 
Slain by Herod's cruel hand. 



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2 First to follow Thee, the Lamb, 
Triumphing with crown and palm, 
Death shall never touch them more, 
Pain and grief for them are o'er. 

3 Infant martyrs round Thy throne, 
Thou dost keep them for Thine own; 
Thy blest steps they follow still, 
Praise Thy Name, and work Thy will. 

4 With their anthems, Lord, we sing 
'* Glory to tlie new-bom King, 

Glory to the Father, Son, 
Holy Spirit, Three in One." 



144 s. ^L 

GLOUY to Thee, O Lord, 
Wlio, from this world of sin. 
By cruel Herod's ruthless sword 
Those precious ones didst win. 

2 Baptized in their own blood. 

Earth's untried perils o'er. 
They passed unconsciously the flood. 
And safely gained the shore. 

3 Glory to Thee for all 

The ransomed infant band. 
Who since that hour have heard Thy call, 
And reached the quiet land. 

4 Oh, that our hearts within. 

Like theirs, were pure and bright; 
Oh, that as free from deeds of sin 
We shrank not from Thy sight. 

5 Lord, help us every hour 

Thy cleansing grace to claim; 
In life to glorify Thy power. 
In death to praise Thy Name. 



3 To-day the Xame is Thine, 
At which we bend the knee; 
They call Thee Jesus, Child divine! 
Our Jesus deign to be. 



146 

JESUS! Name of wondrous love! 
Name all other names above ! 
Unto which must every knee 
Bow in deep humility. 

2 Jesus ! Name decreed of old : 
To the maiden mother told, 
Kneeling in her lowly cell, 
By the angel Gabrief. 

3 Jesus ! Name of priceless worth 
To the fallen sons of earth. 
For the promise that it gave, 

*' Jesus shall His people save." 

4 Jesus! Name of mercy mild, 
(riven to the holy Child, 
When the cup of human woe 
Fii*st He tasted here below. 

5 Jesus! only Name that's given 
Under all the mighty heaven, 
Whereby man, to sin enslaved, 
Bursts his fetters, and is saved. 

Jesus ! Name of wondrous love ! 
Human Name of God above; 
Pleading only this we flee, 
Helpless, O our God, to Thee. 

Also the following: 

32.5 To the Name of our salvation. 
326 Conquering kings their titles take. 



145 



THE CIRCUMCISION. 



S.M. 



THE ancient law departs 
And all its terrors cease; 
For Jesus makes with faithful hearts 
A covenant of peace. 

2 The Light of Light divine. 
True brightness undefiled, 
He bears for us the shame of sin, 
A holy, spotless child. 
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I THE CONVERSION OF ST. PAUL. 

147 7.G 

WE sing the glorious conquest 
Before Damascus gate. 
When Saul, the Church's spoiler. 

Came breathing threats and hate; 
The ravening wolf rushed forward 
Full early to the prey; 
[ But U) ! the Shepherd met him^ 
I And bound him fast to-day. 



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2 Oh, glory most excelling 

That smote across his path ! 
Oh, light that pierced aud blinded 

The zealot in his wrath ! 
Oh, voice that spake within him 

The calm reproving word ! 
Oh, love that sought and held him 

The bondman /of his Loixi ! 

3 O Wisdom, ordering all things 

In order strong and sweet, 
What nobler spoil was ever 

Cast at the Victor's feet ? 
What wiser master-builder 

E'er wrought at Thine employ 
Than he, till now so furious 
. Thy building to destroy ? 

4 Lord, teach Thy Church the lesson. 

Still in her darkest hour 
Of weakness and of danger, 

To trust Thy hidden power: 
Thy grace by Ways mysterious 

The wrath of man can bind, 
And in Thy boldest foeman 

Thy chosen saint can tind. 



149 



6.6.6.6.8.8. 



148 



THE PURIFICATIOX. 



8.7. 



IN" His temple now behold Him; 
See the long-expected Lord I 
Ancient prophets had foretold Him; 
God hath now fulfilled His word. 
Now to praise Him, His redeemed 
Shall break forth with one accord. 

2 In the arms of her who bore Him, 

Virgin pure, behold Him lie. 
While His aged saints adore Him, 

Ere in perfect faith they die: 
Alleluia! Alleluia! 

Lo, the incarnate God most high ! 

3 Jesus, by Thy Presentation, 

Thou, Who didst for us endure. 
Make us see Thy great salvation. 

Seal us with Thy promise sure; 
And present us inThy glory 

To Thy Father cleansed and pure. 

4 Prince and author of salvation, 

Be Thy boundless love our tlieme! 
Jesus, praise to Thee be given 

By the world Thou didst redeem, 
Witii the Father and the Spirit, 

Lord of majesty supreme! 
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EEJOICE ye sons of men! 
• Your brightest praises yield! 
The everlasting Son 
See in the flesh revealed ! 
The world's Redeemer comes to-day 
His own redemption's price to pay! 

Lo! Simeon's saintly arms 

The holy burden bear; 

He sees with raptured eye 

His true salvation there. 
The weary waiting now is past: 
The long-expected comes at last. 

The ag^d saint's embrace 
The blessed mother saw. 
And on his words so strange 
She mused with silent awe. 

What conflict for her child is stored ? 

And what for her this piercing sword ? 

O Saviour, in Thy courts 

We all our sins confess: 

But Thou didst once for us 

Fulfll all righteousness. 
Impure, unclean, oh, may we be 
Presented pure and clean in Thee! 

And when, O God made Man, 

Upon our waiting eye. 

In glorious might revealed. 

Salvation draweth nigh ; 
In that great day Thy servants bless, 
And be **the Lord our Righteousness" I 



150 



S. M. 



BEHOLD a humble train 
The courts of God draw near; 
A virgin mother and her babe 
Before the Lord appear, 

2 O wondrous, blessed sight! 

To faithful eyes made known, 

That lowly babe — the mighty God, 

The Prince of Peace, they own. 

3 And now this temple shines 

AVith glory far more bright 
Than e'er the former temple saw. 
E'en at its greatest height. 



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4 Tlie cloud indeed was there, 

The symbol of the Lord ; 
But here the Lord Himself appears, 
The true, incarnate Word. 

5 Blest Saviour, come once more 

With power and grace divine; 
Our hearts Thy living temj^les make. 
Wholly and ever Thine. 



151 



Gs. 



HAIL to the Lord Wlio comes, 
Comes to His temple gate ; 
Not with His angel host, 
Not in His kingly state; 
No shouts proclaim Him nigh, 
No crowds His coming wait. 

But, borne upon the shrine 
Of Mary's gentle breast, 
Watched by her duteous love, 
In her fond arms at rest: 
Thus to His Father's house 
He comes, the heavenly guest. 

Hail to the great First-born 
Whose ransom-price they pay ! 
The Son, before all worlds; 
The Child of man, to-day; 
That He might ransom us 
Who still in bondage lay. 

O Light of all the earth. 
Thy children wait for Thee! 
Come to Thy temples here, 
That we, from sin set free. 
Before Thy Father's face 
May all presented be ! 



ST. MATTHIAS. 

152 

PRAISE to the heavenly Wisdom 
Who knows the hearts of all — 
The saintly life's beginnings. 

The traitor's secret fall; 
Our own ascended Master, 

Who heard His Church's cry. 
Made known His guiding presence, 
And ruled her from on high. 
48 



7.6. 



2 Elect in His foreknowledge, 

To fill the lost one's place; 
He formed His chosen vessel 

By hidden gifts of grace ; 
Then, by the lot's disposing, 

He lifted up the poor. 
And set him with the Princes 

On high for evermore. 

3 Still guide Thy Church, chief Shepherd, 

Her losses still renew; 
Be Thy dread keys entrusted 

To faithful hands and true; 
Apostles of Thy choosing 

May all her rulers be. 
That each with joy may render 

His last account to Thee I 



THE ANNUNCIATION. 
153 8.7. 

THE angel sped on wings of light. 
With wondrous tidings laden ; 
He came from heaven's unclouded height 
To greet a lowly maiden. 



2 For God upon her low estate 
Had looked with royal favor; 
And all earth's kindreds celebrate 
The mighty gift He gave her. 



3 Oh, awful bliss! that from her womb 

Should spring the Uncreated, 
The great and holy One, for Whom 
The world so long hatl waited. 

4 O Son divine! we fain would trace 

Thy mother's steps so lowly. 
Her joys and woes, her saintly grace. 
Her life so calm and holy. 



5 But lo ! as all too near we press, 
A veil the scene enfoldeth I 
No tongue may sing its loveliness, 
No eye its peace beholdeth ! 



; And as we read with kindling eye 

This day's all-gracious story, 
I The blessed mother passeth by, 
I And Thine is all the glory ! 



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6.5. 



NOW, the blessed Dayspring 
Cometh from on high; 
Now, the world's Redeemer, 

To her aid, draws nigh ; 
Bearer of the tidings. 

From the throne of light, 
To a lowly maiden, 
Speeds an angel bright. 

2 In the chosen daughter, 

Of King David's line, 
God fulfils the promise 

Of King Ahaz' sign, 
Gabriel hath spoken; 

Mary hath believed ; 
And, behold a virgin 

Hath a Son conceived. 

3 Though He take our nature. 

Linked to low estate. 
Though He stoop to suffer, 

Yet shall He be great; 
Though His crown and sceptre 

Be of thorn and reed. 
His shall be the kingdom 

Sworn to David's seed. 

4 Light to light the Gentiles 

Bending at His throne; 
Glory of His people, 

When His sway they own. 
He shall reign forever, 

King of kings, confest, 
And all tribes and kindreds 

Shall, in Him, be blest. 



4 Meekly she bowed her head 

To hear the gracious word, 
Mary, the pure and lowly maid, 
The favored of the Lord. 

5 Blessfed shall be her name 

In all the Church on earth, 
Through whom that wondrous mercy came, 
The incarnate Saviour's birth. 



156 



ST. MARK. 



7.G. 



155 



S.M, 



PRAISE we the Lord this day. 
This day so long foretold. 
Whose promise shone with cheering ray 
On waiting saints of old. 

2 The prophet gave the sign 

For faithful men to reiul ; 
A virgin bom of David's line, 
Shall bear the promised Seed. 

3 Ask not how this should be. 

But worship and adore. 
Like her whom heaven's majesty 
Came down to shadow o'er. 
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WE praise Thy ojrace, O Saviour, 
That beareth with us long, 
And ever out of weakness 
Thy servants maketh strong. 

2 The saint, who left his comrades, 

And turned back from the fight, 
Behold at last victorious 
In Thy prevailing might I 

3 From Thee, Lord, came the courage, 

Once more to front the host: 
Thy strength, most mighty Saviour, 
In weakness shineth most. 

4 Thy love Thy saint hath numbered 

Among the blessfed Four, 

And all the world rejoiceth 

To learn his Gospel-lore. 

5 O Lord, our human weakness 

With pitying eye behold; 
Uplift the fainting spirit. 
And make the coward bold. 

6 O Jesus, glorious Victor 

O'er all the hosts of sin, 
In us Thy strength make perfect, 
In us the victory win. 

ST. PHILIP AND ST. JAMES. 
157 L. M. 

THERE is one way, and only one, 
Out of our gloom, and sin, and care, 
To that fair land where shines no sun 
Because the face of God is there. 

2 There is one truth, the truth of God, 

That Christ came down from heaven to 
sliow, 
One life that His redeeming blood 
Has won for all His saints below. 



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3 The lore from Philip once concealed, 

To us is fully known in Christ; 
In Him the Father is revealed, 
And all our longing is sufficed. 

4 And still unwavering faith holds sure 

The words that James wrote sternly down ; 
Except we labor and endure, 
We cannot win the heavenly crown. 

5 O Way divine, through gloom and strife, 

Bring us Thy Father's face to see; 
O lieavenly Truth, O precious Life, 
At last, at last, to rest in Thee. 

Also the following: 

422 O Light whose beams illumine all. 

423 Thou art the Way, to Thee alone. 



158 



ST. BARNABAS. 



11.10.11.10. 



OSON" of God, our Captain of salvation, 
Thyself by suffering schooled to human 
grief. 
We bless Thee for Thy sons of consolation, 
Who follow in the steps of Thee their 
chief; 

2 Those whom Thy Spirit's dread vocation 

severs, 
To lead the vanguard of Thy conquering 

host; 
Whose toilsome years are spent in brave 

endeavors 
To bear Thy saving Natoe from coast to 

coast; 

3 Those whose bright faith makes feeble 

hearts grow stronger, 
And sends fresh warriors to the great 

campaign, 
Bids the lone convert feel estranged no 

longer. 
And wins the sundered to be one again; 

4 And all true helpers, patient, kind, and 

skilful. 
Who shed Thy light across our darkened 
earth, 
Counsel the doubting, and restrain the wil- 
ful. 
Soothe the sick bed, and share the chil- 
dren's mirth. 
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5 Such was Thy Levite, strong in self -oblation 

To cast his all at Thine Apostles' feet; 
He wliose new name, through every Chris- 
tian nation. 

From age to age our thankful strains re- 
peat. 

6 Thus, Lord, Thy Barnabas in memory keep- 

ing, 
Still be Thy Church's watchword, "Com- 
fort ye;" 

Till in our Father's house shall end our 
weeping. 

And all our wants be satisfied in Thee. 



159 



7.6. 



THE son of Consolation! 
Of Levi's priestly line, 
Filled with the Holy Spirit 
And fervent faith divine. 
With lowly self-oblation. 

For Christ an offering meet. 
He laid his earthly riches 
At the Apostles' feet. 

2 The son of Consolation ! 

Oh, name of soothing balm ! 
It fell on sick and weary 

Like breath of heaven's own calm I 
And the blest son of comfort. 

With fearless, loving hand. 
The Gentiles' great Apostle 

Led to the faithful band. 

3 The son of Consolation! 

Drawn near unto his Lord, 
He won the martyr's glory, 

And passed to his reward. 
With him is faith now ended, 

Forever lost in sight. 
But love, made perfect, fills him 

With praise, and joy, and light 

4 The son of Consolation ! 

Lord, hear our humble prayer, 
That each of us Thy children 

Such blessed name may bear! 
That we, sweet comfort shedding 

O'er homes of pain and woe, 
Midst sickness and in prisons. 

May seek Thee here below. 



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The sons of Consolation ! 

Oh, what their bliss will be, 
When Christ the King shall tell them 

"Ye did it unto Me"! 
The merciful and loving 

The Lord of life shall own. 
And as His priceless jewels 

Shall set them round His throne. 



THE NATIVITY 
OF ST. JOHN THE BAPTIST. 

160 s.M. 

THE heavenly King must come 
His desert realm to see ; 
Must leave His own eternal home, 
And all His majesty. 

2 And lo I before Him sent 

His herald, who must cry 
And never spare, "Repent, repent; 
Your King, your God, is nigh!" 

3 He, when his work is done. 

Must see his light decay, 
Must hail with joy the brighter Sun, 
The glorious King of day. 

4 O Lord, O King, O Sun, 

Whose messenger he came. 
Baptize us all, most holy One, 
In Thy refining flame. 

6 Give us Thy grace, that we 
All evil may forsake, 
May boldly speak the truth for Thee, 
The lowest place may take. 

6 So, when Thou com'st again. 
Thy realm redeemed to see. 
Thy steps shall find 'mid hearts of men 
A way made straight for Thee. 



ST. PETER. 
161 6.6.6.6 8.8. 

THOU art the Christ, O Lord, 
The Son of God most high!" 
For ever be adored 
That Name in earth and sky, 
In which, though mortal strength may fail, 
The saints of God at last prevail ! 
51 



Oh, surely lie was blest 

With blessedness unpriced, 

Who, taught of God, confessed 

The Godhead in the Christ! 
For of Thy Church, Lord, Thou didst own 
Thy saint a true foundation-stone. 

Thrice fallen, thrice restored ! 

The bitter lesson learnt. 

That heart for Thee, O Lord, 

With triple ardor burnt. 
The cross he took, he laid not down 
Until he grasped the martyrs crown. 

Oh bright triumphant faith I 

Oh courage void of feai-s! 

Oh love, most strong in death! 

Oh penitential tears ! 
By these. Lord, keep us lest we fall. 
And make us go where Thou shalt call. 



162 9.8. 

OROCK of ages, one Foundation, 
On which the living Church doth 
rest, — 
The Church, whose walls are strong salvar 
tion, 
Whose gates are praise, — Thy Name be 
blest! 



2 Son of the living God ! Oh, call us 

Once and again to follow Thee I 
And give us strength, whatever befal us, 
Thy true disciples still to be. 

3 Wlien fears appal, and faith is failing, 

Make Thy voice heard o'er wind and wave, 
** Why doubt?" and by Thy love prevailing 
Put forth Thine hand to help and save. 



4 And if our coward hearts deny Thee, 
In inmost thought, in deed, or word. 
Let not our hardness still deny Thee, 
But with a look subdue us. Lord. 



5 Oh, strengthen Thou our 'w^eak endeavor 
Thee in Thy sheep to serve and tend. 
To give ourselves to Thee forever. 
And find Thee with us to the end! 



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ST. JAMES. 

163 CM. 

FOR all Thy saints, a noble throng, 
Who fell by fire and sword, 
Who soon were called, or waited long, 
We praise Thy Name, O Lord. 



2 For him who left his father's side. 

Nor lingered by the shore, 
When, softer than the weltering tide. 
Thy summons glided o'er; 

3 Who stood beside the maiden dead. 

Who climbed the mount with Thee, 
And saw the glory round Thy head, 
One of Thy chosen three; 

4 Who knelt beneath the olive shade. 

Who drank Thy cup of pain. 
And passed from Herod's flashing blade 
To see Thy face again. 

5 Lord give us grace, and give us love, 

Like him to leave behind 
Earth's cares and joys, and look above 
With true and earnest mind. 

6 So shall we learn to drink Thy cup. 

So meek and iirm4)e found. 
When Thou shalt come to take us up 
Where Thine elect are crowned. 



THE TRANSFIGURATION. 

164 8s 

LORD, it is good for us to be 
High on the mountain here with Thee ; 
Where stand revealed to mortal gaze 
Those glorious saints of other days; 
Who once received on Horeb's height 
The eternal laws of truth and right; 
Or caught the still small whisper, higher 
Than stonn, than earthquake, or than lire. 

2 Lord, it is good f«r us to be 
Entranced, enwrapt, alone with Thee; 
And watch Thy glistering raiment glow 
Whiter than Hermon's whitest snow, 
The human lineaments that shine 
Irradiant with a light divine : 
Till we too cliange from grace to grace, 
Gazing on that transfigured face. 
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5 Lord, it is good for us to be 
Here on tlie holy mount with Thee ; 
When darkling in the depths of night. 
When dazzled with excess of light. 
We bow before the heavenly voice 
That bids bewildered souls rejoice. 
Though love wax cold, and faith be dim, 

"This is My Son; Oh, hear ye Him!" 



165 CM. 

LORD Jesus, on the holy mount 
We would abide with Thee, 
Still drinking from the blessed fount 
Of grace, so rich and free. 

2 There prophets praise Thy glorious Name, 

And deeds which Thou hast done. 
And there the Father's words proclaim 
His own beloved Son. 

3 The rays of Thy transfigured face 

Beam with such golden light. 
That we would never leave the place' 
Nor lose the heavenly sight. 

4 But there is work on earth to do, 

The suffering soul to heal ; 
The harvest great, the laborers few 
Thy Kingdom to reveal. 

5 We may not linger on the mount. 

Where bright Thy glories shine; 
We may not taste the sacred fount 
Of blessedness divine: 

6 But let some beams of heavenly light 

Make bright our earthly way; 
Then grant the beatific sight 
Of heaven and endless day. 



166 L. M. 

WONDROUS type I O vision fair 
Of glory tliat the Church shall share. 
Which Christ upon the mountain shows. 
Where brighter than the sun He glows ' 

2 From age to age the tale declare. 
How with the three disciples there, 
Where Moses and Ellas meet. 
The Lord holds converse high and sweet. 



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3 With sliining face and bright array, 
Christ deigns to manifest to-day 
What glory shall be theirs abov^e, 
Who joy in God with perfect love. 

4 And faithful hearts are raised on high 
By this great vision's mystery; 

For which in joyful strains we raise 
The voice of prayer, the hymn of praise. 

5 O Father, with the eternal Son, 
And Holy Spirit ever One, 
Vouchsafe to bring us by Thy grace 
To see Thy glory face to face. 



ST. BARTHOLOMEW. 
167 87. 

KING of saints, to Whom the number 
Of Thy starry host is known, 
Many a name, by man forgotten. 

Lives forever round Thy throne: 
Lights, which earth-born mists have dark- 
ened. 
There are shining full and clear, 
Princes in the court of heaven, 
Nameless, unremembered here. 

2 In the roll of Thine apostles 

One there stands, Bartholomew, 
He for whom to-day we offer, 

Year by year, our praises due : 
How he toiled for Thee and suffered 

None on earth can now recortl ; 
All his saintly life is hidden 

In the knowledge of his Lord. 

3 Noted well, it all is written 

In the Lamb's great book of life. 
All the faith, and prayer, and patience, 

All the toiling, and the strife: 
There are told Thy hidden treasures ; 

Number us, O Lord, with them. 
When Thou makest up the jewels 

Of Thy living diadem. 



168 



ST. MATTHEW. 



L.M. 

BEHOLD, the Master passeth by ! 
Oh, seest thou not His plea<ling eye ? 
With low sad voice He calleth thee, 
' Leave this vain world, and follow Me." 
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2 O soul, bowed down with harrowing care. 
Hast thou no thought for heaven to spare ? 
From earthly toils lift up thine eye; 
Behold, the Master passeth by ! 

3 One heard Him calling long ago. 
And straightway left all things below, 
Counting his earthly gain as loss 

For Jesus and His blessed cross. 

4 That " follow Me" his faithful ear 
Seemed every day afresh to hear: 
Its echoes stirred his spirit still, 

And fired his hope, and nerved his will. 

5 God gently calls us every day : 

Why should we then our bliss delay ? 
He calls to heaven and endless light: 
Why should we love the dreary night ? 

Praise, Lord, to Thee for Matthew's call, 
At which he rose and left his all: 
Thou, Lord, e'en now art calling me; 
I will leave all, and follow Thee. 



ST. MICHAEL AND ALL ANGELS. 

169 lOs. 

STARS of the morning, so gloriously 
bright. 
Filled with celestial splendor and light. 
These that, where night never foUoweth day. 
Raise the ** Thric.e Holy" song ever and aye: 

2 These are Thy ministers, these dost Thou 

own, 
God of Sabaoth, the nearest Thy throne; 
These are Thy messengers, these dost Thou 

send. 
Help of the helpless ones! man to defend. 

3 These keep the guard amid Salem's dear 

bowers, 
Thrones, Principalities, Virtues, and Powers, 
Where, with the living Ones, mystical Four, 
Cherubim, Seraphim bow and adore. 

4 Still let them succor us; still let them fight, 
Lord of angelic hosts, battling for right; 
Till, where their anthems they ceaselessly 

pour. 
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170 8.7. 

WHERE the angel-hosts adore Tliee, 
Thou, O God, in heaven dost reign; 
At Thy word they rose around Thee, 
And Thy word doth them sustain. 

2 Thousand times ten thousand, bending 

At Thy throne, their homage pay; 
Flames of fire in strength excelling. 
Swift Thy pleasure to obey. 

3 Fashioned in a wondrous order. 

Thee they serve, their Lord and King; 
Grant that in our cares and dangers 
They may timely succor bring. 

4 Praise to Thee Wlio hast created 

Earth and heaven with all their host; 
Praise to Thee, O God most mighty, 
Father, Son, and Holy Ghost. 



171 



ST. LUKE. 



L.M. 



WHAT thanks and praise to Thee we 
owe, 
O Priest and Sacrifice divine, 
For Thy dear saint through whom we know 
So many a gracious word of Thine; 

2 Whom Thou didst choose to tell the tale 

Of all Thy manhood's toils and teai*s, 
And for a moment lift the veil 
That hides Thy boyhood's spotless yeai*s. 

3 And still the Church through all her days 

Uplifts the strains that never cease. 
The blessed Virgin's hymn of praise. 
The aged Simeon's words of peace. 

4 O happy saint! whose sacred page^ 

So rich in words of truth and love, 
Pours on the Church from age to age 
This healing unction from above; 

6 The witness of the Saviour's life, 
Tlie great apostle's chosen friend 
Through weary years of toil and strife, 
And still found faithful to the end. 

6 So grant us. Lord, like him to live. 
Beloved by man, approved by Thee, 
Till Thou at last the summons give. 
And we, with him. Thy face shall see, 
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172 



ST. SIMOX AND ST. JUDE. 



8.7. 



THOU Who sentest Thine apostles 
Two and two before Thy face, 
Partners in the night of toiling. 
Heirs together of Thy gi-ace, 
Throned at length, their labore ended. 
Each in his appointed place; 

2 Praise to Thee for those Thy champions 

Whom our hymns to-day pri>claim; 
One, whose zeal by Thee enlightened 

Burned anew with nobler fiame; 
One, the kinsman of Thy childhood. 

Brought at last to know Thy Name. 

3 Praise to Theel Thy fire within them 

Spake in love, and wrought in power; 
Seen in mighty signs and wonders 

In Thy Church's morning hour; 
Heard in tones of sternest warning 

When the storms began to lower. 

4 Once again those storms are breaking; 

Hearts are failing, love grows cold; 
Faith is darkened, sin abounding; 

Grievous wolves assail Thy fold : 
Save us, Lord, our one Salvation ; 

Save the faith revealed of old. 

5 Call the erring by Thy pity; 

Warn the tempted by Thy fear; 
Keep us true to Thine allegiance. 

Counting life itself less dear, 
Standing firmer, holding faster, 

As we see the end draw near: 

6 Till, with holy Jude and Simon 

And the thousand faithful more, 
We, the good confession witnessed 

And the lifelong confiict o'er. 
On the sea of fire and crystal 

Stand, and wonder, and adore. 



173 ^*EXERAL FOR SAINTS' DAYS. r' ^ 

FROM all Thy saints in warfare, for all 
Thy saints at rest, 
To Thee, O blessed Jesus, all praises be 

addressed. 
Thou, Lord, didst win the battle that they 

might conquerors be : 
Their crowns of living glory are lit with rays 
I from Thee. 

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St. Andrew. 

2 Praise, Lord, for Thine apostle, the first to 

welcome Thee, 
Tlie first to leacl his brother, the very Christ 

to see. 
AVith hearts for Thee made reatiy, watch we 

throughout the year, * 
Foi-ward to leatl our brethren to own Thine 

Advent near. 



The Coxveksiox of St. Paul. 

7 Praise for the light from heaven, praise for 

the voice of awe, 
Praise for the glorious vision the persecutor 

saw. 
Thee, Lord, for his conversion, we glorify 

to-day: 
So lighten all our darkness with Thy true 

Spirit's ray. 



St. Thomas. 

3 All praise for Thine apostle, whose short- 
lived doubtings prove 

Thy perfect twofold nature, the fulness of 
Thy love. 

On all who wait Thy coming shed forth Thy 
l)eace, O Lord, 

And grant us faith to know Thee, true Man, 
true God, adored. 



St. Stephen'. 



St. Matthias. 

8 Lord, Thine abiding presence directs the 
wondrous choice ; 

For one in place of Judas the faithful now 
rejoice. 

Thy Church from false apostles for ever- 
more defend, 

And by Thy parting promise be with her to 
the end. 



St. Mark. 



4 Praise for the first of martyrs, who saw Thee For him, O Lord, we praise Thee, the weak 



ready stand, 
To aid in midst of torments, to plead at 

Gocl's right hand. 
Share we Avith him, if summoned by death 

our Lord to own, 
On earth the faithful witness, in heaven the 

martyr crown. 



St. John the Evangelist. 

5 Praise for the loved disciple, exile on Pat- 
mos' shore; 

Praise for the faithful record, he to Thy God- 
head bore; 

Pi-aise for the mystic vision, through him to 
us revealed. 

May we, in patience waiting, with Thine 
elect be sealed. 



The Holy Innocents. 

Praise for Thine infant martyrs, by Thee 

with tenderest love 
Called early from the warfare to share the 

rest above. 
O Rachel ! cease thy weeping: they rest from 

pains and cares. 
Lord, grant us hearts as guileless, and 

crowns as bright as theirs. 
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by grace made strong, 
"Whose labors and whose Gospel enrich our 

triumph-song. 
May we in all our weakness find strength 

from Thee supplied, 
And all, as fruitful branches, in Thee, the 

Vine, abide. 



St. Philip and St. James. 

10 All praise for Thine apostle, blest guide 

To Greek and Jew, 
And him surnamed Thy brother; keep us 

Thy brethren true. 
And grant us grace to know Thee, the Way, 

the Truth, the Life; 
To wrestle with temptations till victors in 

the strife. 



St. Barnabas. 

11 The Son of Consolation, moved by Thy law 
of love. 
Forsaking earthly treasures, sought riches 

from above. 
As earth now teems with increase, let gifts 

of grace descend. 
That Thy true consolations may through 
I the world extend. 



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St. Jonx Baptist. 



St. Luke. 



12 We praise Thee for the Baptist, forerunner 17 For that "beloved physician/' all praise, 
of the Word, I whose Gospel shows 

Our true Elias, making a highway for the The healer of the nations, the sharer of our 

Lord. I woes. 

Of prophets last and greatest, he saw Thy Thy wine and oil, O Sa>iour, on bruised 
dawning ray: _ . hearts deign to pour, 



Make us the rather blessed, who love Thy 
glorious day. 



St. Petkh. 

13 Praise for Thy great apostle, the eager and 

the bold ; 
Thrice falling, yet repentant, thrice charged 

to keep Thy fold. 
Lord, make Thy pastors faithful, to guard 

their tlocks from ill. 
And grant them dauntless courage, with 

humble, earnest will. 



St. James. 

14 For him, O Lord, we praise Thee, who, slain 

by Herod's swoi-d, 
Drank of Thy cup of suffering, fulfilling 

thus Thy word. 
Curb we all vain impatience to read Thy 

veiled decree, 
And count it joy to suffer, if so brought 

nearer Thee. 



St. Bartholomew. 

15 All praise for Thine apostle, the faithful, 
pure, and true. 

Whom underneath the fig tree Thine eye 
all-seeing knew. 

Like him may we be guileless, true Israel- 
ites indeed, 

That Thy abiding presence our longing: 
souls may feed. 



And with true balm of Gilead anoint us 
evermore. 



St. Simon and St. Jide. 

18 Praise, Lord, for Thine apostles, who sealed 

their faith to-day: 
One love, one zeal impelled them to tread 

the sacred way. 
May we with zeal as earnest the faith of 

Christ maintain. 
And, bound in love as brethren, at length 

Thy rest attain. 



General Ending. 

10 Apostles, prophets, martyrs, and all the 

sacred throng. 
Who wear the spotless raiment, who raise 

the ceaseless song; 
For these, passed on before us. Saviour, we 

Thee adore, 
And, walking in their footsteps, would serve 

Thee more and more. 



20 Then praise we God the Father, and praise 

we God the Son, 
And God the Holy Spirit, eternal Thi*ee in 

One; 
Till all the ransomed number fall down 

before the throne, 
And honor, power, and glory ascribe to God 

alone. 



St. Matthew. 

16 Praise, Lord, for him whose Gospel Thy 
human life declared. 
Who, worldly gains forsaking. Thy path of 

suffering shared. 
From all unrighteous mammon, oh, give us 

hearts set free. 
That we, whatever our calling, may rise and 
follow Thee. 
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ALL SAIXTS. 

174 8s. 

THE saints of God ! Their conflict past, 
And life's long battle won at last, 
Xo more they need the shield or sword. 
They cast them down before their Lord: 
O happy saints I forever blest. 
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2 The saints of God I Their wanderings done, 
No more their weary course tliey run, 

No more tliey faint, no more they fall, 
No foes oppress, no fears appal : 
O happy saints I forever blest, 
In that dear home how sweet your rest I 

3 The saints of God ! Life's voyage o'er, 
Safe landed on that blissful shore, 

No stormy tempests now they dread, 
No roaring billows lift their head : 
O happy saints I forever blest, 
In that calm haven of your rest ! 

4 The saints of God their vigil keep. 
While yet tlieir mortal bodies sleep, 
Till from the dust they too shall nse 
And soar triumphant to the skies: 

O happy saints! rejoice and sing: 

He quickly comes, your Lord and King ! 

5 O Go4 of saints! To Thee we cry; 
O Saviour! plead for us on high; 

O Holy Ghost! our guide and friend. 
Grant us Thy grace till life shall end; 
That with all saints our rest may be 
In that bright Paradise with Thee! 



175 



P.M. 



1jX)R all the saints, who from their labors 

J? rest, 

Who Thee by faith before the world 

confessed, 
Thy Name, O Jesu, be forever blest. 

Alleluia. 

2 Thou wast their Rock, their Fortress, and 

their Mi^ht: 
Thou, Lord, their Captain in the well-fought 

fight; 
Thou, in the darkness drear, the one true 

Light. Alleluia. 

3 Oh, may Thy soldiers, faithful, true, and 

bold, 
Fight as the saints who nobly fought of old, 
And win, with them, the victor's crown of 

gold. Alleluia. 

4 O blest communion, fellowship divine! 
We feebly struggle, they in glory shine ; 
Yet all are one in Thee, for all are Thine. 

Alleluia. 
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5 And when the strife is fierce, the warfare 

long. 
Steals on the ear the distant triumph-song. 
And hearts are brave again, and arms are 

strong. Alleluia. 

6 The golden evening brightens in the west; 
Soon, soon to faithful warriors cometh 

rest; 
Sweet is the calm of Paradise the blest. 

Alleluia. 

7 But lo! there breaks a yet more glorious 

day; 
The saints triumphant rise in bright array; 
The King of glory i)asses on His way. 

Alleluia. 



8 From earth's wide bounds, from ocean's far- 
thest coast, 
Through gates of pearl streams in the count- 
less host. 
Singing to Father, Son, and Holy Ghost, 

Alleluia! 



176 11.10. 

OKING of saints, we give Thee praise 
and glory 
For the bright cloud of witnesses unseen. 
Whose names shine forth like stars, in 
sacred story. 
Guiding our steps to realms of light se- 
rene; 



2 And for Thy hidden saints, our praise ador- 
ing, 
Fount of all sanctity, to Thee we yield. 
Who in Thy treasure-house, on high, art 
storing 
Jewels whose lustre was, on earth, con- 
cealed. 



3 Thine arm sustained them all in conflict 
mortal. 
With sin, the world, and all the powers of 
hell; 
Thy hand hath oped for all, the shining 
portal. 
To realms where peace and joy forever 
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4 There are the throned and white-robed 

elders, casting 

Before the King of kings, their crowns of 
gold; 
And tliere are crow^ns and mansions ever- 
Lasting, 

And palms and harps for multitudes un- 
told. 

5 Though, in Thy service, we too oft have 

slumbered, 
Like the ten virgins, foolish ones and wise; 
Yet with Thy saints, may we, at last, be 

numbered, 
And at Thy call with burning lamps arise. 

177 8.7.8.7.7.7. 

WHO are these like stars appealing, 
These, before God's throne who 
stand? 
Each a golden crown is wearing; 
Who are all this glorious band ? 
Alleluia! hark they sing. 
Praising loud their heavenly King. 

2 Who are these of dazzling brightness. 

These in God's own truth arrayed, 
Clad in robes of purest whiteness, 
Kobes whose lustre ne'er shall fade. 
Ne'er be touched by time's i-ude 

hand *? 
Whence comes all this glorious band ? 

3 These are they w^ho have contended 

For their Saviour's honor long, 
W^restling on till life was ended. 

Following not the sinful throng: 
These, who well the fight sustained, 
Triumph by the Lamb have gained. 

4 These are they whose hearts were riven. 

Sore with woe and anguish tried, 
Who in prayer full oft have striven 

With the God they glorified: 
Now, their painful conflict o'er, 
God has bid them weep no more. 

5 These, like priests, have watched and 

waited. 

Offering up to Christ their will, 
Soul and body consecrated. 

Day and night they serve Him still. 
Now in God's most holy place. 
Blest they stand before His face. 

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178 



8.7. 



HARK ! tlie sound of holy voices, 
Chanting at tlie crystal sea. 
Alleluia, alleluia. 

Alleluia, Lord, to Thee: 
Multitude which none can number. 

Like the stars in glory stands. 
Clothed in white apparel, holding 
Palms of victory in tlieir hands. 

2 Patriarch, and holy prophet, 

Who prepared the way of Christ, 
King, apostle, saint, confessor. 

Martyr and evangelist; 
Saintly maiden, godly matron, 

W^idows who have watched to prayer. 
Joined in holy concert, singing 

To the Lord of all, are there. 

3 Marching with Thy cross, their banner. 

They have triumphed, following 
Thee, the Captain of salvation, 

Thee, their Saviour and their King. 
Gladly, Lord, with Thee they suffered; 

Gladly, Lord, with Thee they died; 
And by death to life immortal 

They were bora and glorified. 

4 Now they reign in heavenly glory, 

Now they walk in golden light. 
Now they drink, as from a river. 

Holy bliss and infinite: 
Love and peace they taste forever, 

And all truth and knowledge see 
In the beatific vision 

Of the blessed Trinity. 



179 

WHO are these in bright array, 
This innumerable throng, 
I Round the altar, night and day, 
' Tuning their triumphant song ? 

"Worthy is the Lamb, once slain. 
Blessing, honor, glory, power, 
Wisdom, riches to obtain, 
New dominion every hour." 

2 These through fiery trials trod; 
These from great affliction came; 
' Now before the throne of God, 
I Sealed with His eternal Name; 



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Clad in raiment pure and white, 
Victor palms in every hand, 

Through their great Redeemer's might, 
More than conquerors they stand. 

Hunger, tliirst, disease unknown, 

On immortal fruits they feed ; 
Them the Lamb amidst the throne. 

Shall to living fountains lead: 
Joy and gladness banish sighs ; 

Perfect love dispels their fears; 
And forever from their eyes, 

God shall wipe away their tears. 



180 



S.M. 



rR all Thy saints, O Lord, 
Who strove in Thee to live. 
Who followed Thee, obeyed, adored. 
Our grateful hymn receive. 



EMBER DAYS. 
181 8.8.6.8.8.6. 

LORD of the Church, we humbly pray 
For those who guide us in Thy way. 
And speak Thy holy word ; 
With love divine their hearts inspire, 
And touch their lips with hallowed fire. 
And needful strength afford. 

2 Help them to preach the truth of God, 
Redemption through the Saviour's blood; 

Nor let the Spirit cease 
On all the Church His gifts to shower; 
To them a messenger of power, 

To us, of life and peace. 

3 So may they live to Thee alone; 

Then hear the welcome word, ** Well done ! " 
And take their crown above ; 

Enter into their Master's joy, 

Antl all eternity employ 

In praise, and bliss, and love. 



2 For Thy dear saints, O Lord, 

Who strove in Thee to die. 
Who counted Thee their great reward. 
Accept our thankful cry. 

3 Thine earthly members fit 

To join Thy saints above, 
In one communion ever knit. 
One fellowship of love. 



4 Jesus, Thy Xame we bless. 
And humbly pray that we 
May follow them in holiness, 
Wlio lived and died for Thee. 



Also the following: 

390 Oh I what, if we are Christ's. 

31U Let saints on earth in concert sing. 

392 Not to the terrors of the Lord. 

:)94 O Paradise, O Paradise. 

31H> Ten thousand times ten thousand. 

397 Oh, what the joy and the glory must be. 

400 Blessed city, heavenly Salem. 

401 O heavenly Jerusalem. 
40S I heard a sound of voices. 

4r)(> Sing alleluia forth in duteous praise. 
.>()6 The call to arms is sounding. 
540 King of glory. Saviour dear. 
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182 CM. 

GUIDE Thou, O God, the guardian hands 
Which rule Thy ransomed sheep. 
And may they faithful shepherds choose, 
Their Master's flock to keep. 

2 We pray Thee, Jesus, Who didst fiVst 

The chosen twelve ordain. 
In order due and holy life, 
The Church they ruled sustain. 

3 We pray Thee, Jesus, with Thy gifte 

Our pastors still to bless, 
With doctrine uncorrupt and pure, 
With zeal and righteousness. 

4 We pray Thee, Jesus, that their lips 

May still be clothed with power, 
Their hearts with love and strength upheld, 
Sufficient for the hour. 

5 O Holy Ghost, Anointer, come; 

Both priest and people fill ; 

Till all the nations of the earth 

Shall do their Fathers will: 

6 Then to the Father and the Son, 

And Thee, her songs of praise. 
One living undivided Church 
Through endless years shall raise. 



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L.M. 185 



S.M. 



LORD, pour Thy Spirit from on high, 
And Thine ordained servants bless; 
Graces and gifts to each supply, 
And clothe Thy priests with righteousness. 

2 Within Thy temple when they stand, 

To teach the truth as taught by Thee, 
Saviour, like stai-s in Thy right hand, 
Let all Thy Church's pastors be. 

3 Wisdom, and zeal, and faith impart, 

Firmness and meekness from above, 
To bear Thy people in their heart. 
And love the souls whom Thou dost love ; 

4 To watch, and pray, and never faint. 

By day and night strict guard to keep, 
To warn the sinner, cheer the saint, 
To feed Thy lambs, and fold Thy sheep. 

5 So, when their work is finished here. 

They may in hope their charge resign; 
So, when their Master shall appear, 
They may with crowns of glory shine. 

184 8s. 

THOU Who the night in prayer didst 
spend. 
And then Thy twelve apostles send ; 
And bidd'st us pray the harvest's Lord 
To send forth sowers of Thy word, 
Hear, and Thy chosen servants bless 
With seven-fold gifts of holiness. 

2 Oh, may Thy pastors faithful be, 

Not laboring for themselves, but Thee; 
Give grace to feed with wholesome fooid 
The sheep and lambs bought by Thy blood ; 
To tend Thy flock, and thus to prove 
How dearly they the Shepherd love I 

3 Oh, may Thy people faithful be, 
And in Thy pastors honor Thee, 

And with them work, and for them pray, 
And gladly Thee in them obey ; 
Receive the prophet of the Lord, 
And gain the prophet's own reward I 

4 So may we, when our work is done. 
Together stand before the throne; 
And joyful hearts and voices raise 
In one united song of praise, 
With all the bright celestial host, 
To Father, Son, and Holy Ghost. 

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LORD of the harvest, hear 
Thy needy servants' cry; 
Answer our faith's effectual prayer, 
And all our wants supply. 

2 On Thee we humbly wait, 

Our wants are in Thy view: 
The harvest, Lord, is truly great. 
The laborers are few. 

3 Anoint and send forth more 

Into Thy Church abroad, 
And let them speak Thy word of power, 
As workers with their God. 

4 Oh, let them spread Thy Name, 

Their mission fully prove: 

Thy universal grace proclaim. 

Thine all-redeeming love. 



186 



S.M. 



YE servants of the Lord, 
Each in your office, wait. 
Observant of His heavenly word. 
And watchful at His gate. 

2 Let all your lamps be bright, 

And trim the golden flame ; 
Gird up your loins as in His sight, 
For awful is His Name. 

3 Watch! 'tis your Lord's command. 

And while we speak He's near; 
Mark the flrst signal of His hand. 
And ready all appear. 

4 Oh, happy sei-vant he 

In such a posture found ; 
He shall his Lord with rapture see, 
And be with honor crowned. 



ROGATION DAYS. 

187 CM. 

GREAT King of nations, hear our prayer, 
While at Thy feet we fall. 
And humbly with united cry 
To Thee for mercy call. 

2 The guilt is ours, but grace is Thine, 
Oh, turn us not away; 
But hear us from Thy lofty throne, 
And help us when we pray. 



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3 Our fathers^ sins were manifold^ 

And ours no less we own, 
Yet wondrously from age to age 
Thy goodness hath been shown- 

• 

4 When dangers, like a stormy sea, 

Beset our country round, 
To Thee we looked, to Thee we cried, 
And help in Thee was found. 

6 With one consent we meekly bow 
Beneath Thy chastening hand, 
And, pouring forth confession meet, 
Mourn with our mourning land. 

6 With pitying eye behold our need, 
As thus we lift our prayer; 
Correct us with Thy judgments, Lord, 
Then let Thy mercy spare. 



188 



6.6.6.6.8.8. 



TO Thee our God we fly 
For mercy and for grace; 
Oh, hear our lowly cry, 

And hide not Thou Thy face. 
O Lord, stretch forth Thy mighty hand, 
And guard and bless our fatherland. 

Arise, O Lord of hosts. 

Be jealous for Thy Name, 
And drive from out our coasts 
The sins that put to shame. 
O Lord, stretch forth Thy mighty hand. 
And guard and bless our fatherland. 

Thy best gifts from on high 

In rich abundance pour, 
That we may magnify 

And praise Thee more and more. 
O Lord, stretch forth Thy mighty hand, 
And guard and bless our fatherland. 

The powers ordained by Thee, 
With heavenly wisdom bless; 
May they Thy servants be. 
And rule in righteousness. 
O Lord, stretch forth Thy mighty hand, 
And guard and bless our fatherland. 

The Church of Thy dear Son 

Inflame with love's pure fire. 
Bind her once more in one. 
And life and truth inspire. 
O Lord, stretch forth Thy mighty hand. 
And guard and bless our fatherland. 
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Give peace. Lord, in our time; 

Oh, let no foe draw nigh, 
Nor lawless deed of crime 
Insult Thy Majesty. 
O Lord, stretch forth Thy mighty hand, 
And guard and bless our fatherland. 



189 



is. 



CHRIST, by heavenly hosts adored, 
Gracious, mighty, sovereign Lord, 
God of nations. King of kings. 
Head of all created things, 
By the Church with joy confest, 
God o'er all forever blest; 
Pleading at Thy throne we stand. 
Save Thy people, bless our land. 

2 On our fields of grass and grain 
Send, O Lord, the kindly rain; 
O'er our wide and goodly land 
Crown the labors of each hand. 
Let Thy kind protection be 
O'er our commerce on the sea; 
Open, Lord, Thy bounteous hand. 
Bless Thy people, bless our land. 

3 Let our rulers ever be 

Men that love and honor Thee; 
Let the powers by Thee ordained 
Be in righteousness maintained; 
In the people's hearts increase 
Love of piety and peace; 
Thus united we shall stand 
One wide, free, and happy land. 



190 CM. 

LORD, in Thy Name Thy servants plead. 
And Thou hast sworn to hear; 
Tliine is the harvest. Thine the seed. 
The fresh and fading year. 

2 Our hope, when autumn winds blew wild, 

We trusted. Lord, with Thee: 
And now that spring has on us smiled. 
We wait on Thy decree. 

3 The former and the latter rain. 

The summer sun and air, 
The green ear, and the gt>lden grain, 
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4 Thine too by right, and ours by grace, 

The wondrous growth unseen, 
The hopes that soothe, the fears that brace, 
The love that shines serene. 

5 So grant the precious things brought forth 

By sun and moon below. 
That Thee, in Thy new heavens and earth. 
We never may forego. 



THANKSGIVING DAY. 
191 8.8.8.8.4.4.8. 

LORD of the harvest. Thee we hail ! 
Thine ancient promise doth not fail; 
The varying seasons haste their round ; 
With goodness all our years are crowned; 
Our thanks we pay. 
This holy day; 
Oh, let our hearts in tune be found. 

2 When spring doth wake the song of mirth. 
When summer warms the fruitful earth, 
When autumn yields its ripened grain. 

Or winter sweeps the naked plain. 

We still do sing 

To Thee our King; 
Through all their changes Thou dost reign. 

3 But chiefly when Thy liberal hand 
Bestows new plenty o'er the land. 
When sounds of music fill the air. 

As homeward all their treasures bear; 

We too will raise 

Our hymn of praise. 
For we Thy common bounties share. 

4 Lord of the harvest, all is Thine: 

The rains that fall, the suns that shine, 
The seed once hidden in the ground, 
The skill that makes our fruits abound: 

New every year. 

Thy gifts appear; 
New praises from our lips shall sound. 

192 87. 

TO Thee, O Lord, our hearts we raise 
In hymns of adoration, 
To Thee bring sacrifice of praise 

With shouts of exultation: 
Bright robes of gold the fields adorn, 

The hills with joy are ringing, 
The valleys stand so thick with corn 
That even they are singing. 
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2 And now on this our festal day. 

Thy bounteous hand confessing. 
Upon Thine altar. Lord, we lay 

The first-fruits of Thy blessing. 
By Thee the souls of men are fed 

With gifts of grace supernal. 
Thou Who dost give us daily bread, 

Give us the Bread eternal. 

3 We bear the burden of the day. 

And often toil seems dreary; 
But labor ends with sunset ray, 

And rest is for the weary. 
May we, the angel-reaping o'er, 

Stand at the last accepted, 
Christ's golden sheaves for evermore 

To garners bright elected. 

4 Oh, blessed is that land of God, 
Where saints abide forever; 

Where golden fields spread fair and broad. 
Where flows the crysUl river: 

The strains of all its holy throng 
With ours to-day are blending; 

Thrice blessed is that harvest-song 
Which never hath an ending. 



193 CM. 

FATHER of mercies, God of love, 
Whose gifts all creatures share, 
The rolling seasons as they move 
Proclaim Thy constant care. 

2 When in the bosom of the earth 

The sower hid the grain. 
Thy goodness marked its secret birth. 
And sent the early rain. 

3 The spring's sweet influence. Lord, 

Thine, 
The seasons knew Thy call ; 
Thou mad' St the summer sun to shine, 
The summer dews to fall. 

4 Thy gifts of mercy from above 

Matured the swelling grain; 
And now the harvest crowns Thy love, 
And plenty fills the plain. 

5 Oh, ne'er may our forgetful hearts 

O'erlook Thv bounteous care. 
But what our Father's hand imparts 
Still own in praise and prayer. 



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PRAISE to God, immortal praise, 
For the love that crowns our days; 
Bounteous source of every joy, 
Let Thy praise our tongues employ; 
All to Thee, our God, we owe. 
Source whence all oiu* blessings flow. 

2 All the plenty summer pours; 
Autumn's rich o'erfl owing stores; 
Flocks that whiten all the plain; 
Yellow sheaves of ripened grain : 
Lord, for these our souls shall raise 
Grateful vows and solemn praise. 

3 Peace, prosperity, and health, 
Private bliss, and public wealth, 
Know^ledge with its gladdening streams, 
Pure religion's holier beams: 

Lord, for these our souls shall raise 
Grateful vows and solemn praise. 

4 As Thy prospering hand hath blest, 
May we give Thee of our best; 
And by deeds of kindly love 

For Thy mercies grateful prove ; 
Singing thus through all our days, 
Praise to God, immortal praise. 



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COME, ye thankful people, come. 
Raise the song of harvest-home : 
All is safely gathered in, 
Ere the winter storms begin; 
God, our Maker, doth provide 
For our wants to be supplied ; 
Come to God's own temple, come. 
Raise the song of harvest-home. 

2 For ourselves are God's own field, 
Fruit unto His praise to yield; 
Wheat and tares together sown, 
Unto joy or sorrow gi-own: 
First the blade, and then the ear, 
Then the full com shall appear: 
Grant, O harvest Lord, that we 
AVholesome grain and pure may be. 

3 For the Lord our God shall come, 
And shall take His harvest home; 
From His field shall in that day 
All offences purge away; 

Give His angels charge at last 
In the fire the tares to cast. 
But the fruitful ears to store 
In His garner evemiore. 
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4 Even so. Lord, quickly come 
' To Thy final harvest-home: 
Gather Thou Thy people in, 
Free from^orrow, free from sin; 
There forever purified, 
In Thy presence to abide: 
Come with all Thine angels, come, 
Raise the gloiious harvest-home. 

Also the following: 
455 The strain upraise of joy and praise^ 
458 For the beauty of the earth. 
460 Now thank we all our God. 
4tt5 Before Jehovah's awful throne. 
4(58 O Lord of heaven and earth and sea. 



NATIONAL DAYS. 

196 los. 

GOD of our fathers, Whose almighty hand 
Leads forth in beauty all the starry 
band 
Of shining worlds in splendor through the 

skies. 
Our grateful songs before Thy throne arise. 

2 Thy love divine hath led us in the past. 
In this free land by Thee our lot is cast; 
Be Thou our ruler, guardian, guide and stay. 
Thy word our law. Thy paths our chosen 

way. 

3 From war's alarms, from deadly pestilence, 
Be Thy strong arm our ever sure defence; 
Thy true religion in our hearts increase. 
Thy bounteous goodness nourish us in peace. 

4 Refresh Thy people on their toilsome way, 
Lead us from night to never-ending day ; 
Fill all our lives with love and grace divine, 
And glory, laud and praise be ever Thine. 



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5.4. 



GOD of our fathers. 
Bless this our land; 
Ocean to ocean 

Owneth Thy hand. 
Home of all nations 

From far and near, 
Give, to unite us. 

Thy faith and fear. 
God of our fathers 

Failing us never, 
God of our fathers. 

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Lord God of Sabaoth, 

Mighty in war, 
Boundless and numberless 

Thine armies are. 
Thy right hand conqueretli 

All that oppose ; 
Launch forth Thy thunderbolts, 

Smite down our foes; 
Lord God of Sabaoth, 

Failing us never, 
Lord God of Sabaoth, 

Fight for us ever. 

Lord God our Saviour, 

Thy love overflows, 
Making our wilderness 

Bloom as the rose. 
Thou with true liberty 

Makest us free, 
Knowing no master, 

No king, but Thee; 
Lord God our Saviour, 

Failing us never, 
Lord God our Saviour, 

Reign Thou forever. 

Spirit of unity. 

Crown of all kings. 
Find us a resting place 

Under Thy wings: 
By Thine own presence 

Thy will be done. 
Millions of free men 

Banded as one. 
Lord God almighty, 

Failing us never, 
Thine be the glory. 

Now and forever. 



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6.6.4.6.6.6.4. 
UR fathers' God! to Thee, 



Author of liberty. 

To Thee we sing: 
Long may our land be bright 
With freedom's holy light; 
Protect us by Thy might. 

Great God, our King I 

Bless Thou our native land! 
Firm may she ever stand. 

Through storm and night; 
When the wild tempests rave, 
Ruler of wind and wave. 
Do Thou our country save 

By Thy great might. 
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3 For her our prayer shall rise 
To God, above the skies; 

On Him we wait; 
Thou AVho art ever nigh, 
Guarding with watchful eye, 
To Thee aloud we ciy, 

God save the state ! 

199 L.M. 

OLORD of Hosts! Almighty King! 
Behold the sacrifice we bring: 
To every arm Thy strength impart; 
Thy Spirit shed through every heart. 

2 Wake in our breast the living fires, 
The holy faith that warmed our sires; 
Thy hand hath made our nation free; 
To die for her is serving Thee. 

3 Be Thou a pillared flame to show 
The midnight snare, the silent foe; 
And when the battle thunders loud. 
Still guide us in its moving cloud. 

4 God of all nations! Sovereign Lord! 

In Thy dread Name we draw the sword. 
We lift the starry flag on high 
That fills with light our stormy sky. 

•5 From treason's rent, from murder's stain, 
Guard Thou its folds till peace shall reign. 
Till fort and field, till shore and sea. 
Join our loud anthem, praise to Thee! 

200 11.10.11.9. 

GOD the all-merciful ! earth hath forsaken 
Thy ways of blessedness, slighted Thy 
word; 
Bid not Thy wrath in it« terrors awaken ; 
Give to us peace in our time O Lord. 

2 God the all-righteous One ! man hath defied 

Thee; 
Yet to eternity stand eth Thy word, 
Falsehood and wrong shall not tarry beside 

Thee; 
Give to us peace in our time O Lord. 

3 God the all-wise ! by the fire of Thy chas- 

tening. 

Earth shall to freedom and truth be re- 
stored ; 
Through the thick darkness Thy kingdom 
is hastening; 

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Praise Him Who saved them from peril 
and sword, 
Shouting in chorus from ocean to ocean, 
Peace to the nations, and praise to the 
Lord. 



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201 L.M. 

OGOD of love, O King of peace, 
Make wars throughout the world to 
cease; 
The w^rath of sinful man restrain. 
Give peace, O God, give peace again! 

2 Remember, Lord, Thy works of old, 
The wonders that our fathers told ; 
Remember not our sin's dark stain. 
Give peace, O God, give peace again I 

3 Whom shall we trust but Thee, O Lord ? 
Where rest but on Thy faithful word ? 
None ever called on Thee in vain. 

Give peace, O God, give peace again I 

4 Where saints and angels dwell above. 
All hearts are knit in holy love; 

Oh, bind us in that heavenly chain! 
Give peace, O God, give peace again! 



202 



P.M. 



LORD God, we worship Thee! 
In loud and happy chorus 
We praise Thy love and power, 
WTiose goodness reigneth o'er us. 
To heaven our song shall soar, 

Forever shall it be 
Resounding o'er and o'er, 
Lord God, we worship Thee ! 

2 Lord God, we worship Thee! 

For Thou our land defendest; 
Thou pourest down Thy grace. 
And strife and war Thou endest. 
Since golden peace, O Lord, 

Thou grantest us to see. 
Our land, with one accord. 
Lord God, gives thanks to Thee ! 

3 Lord God, we worship Thee ! 

Thou didst indeed chastise us, 
Yet still Thy anger spares. 
And still Thy mercy tries us: 
Once more our Father's hand 
Doth bid our sorrows flee. 
And peace rejoice our land : 
Lord God, we worship Thee ! 



DREAD Jehovah, God of nations, 
From Thy temple in the skies, 
Hear Thy people's supplications. 
Now for their deliverance rise. 



2 Lo, with deep contrition turning, 

Humbly at Thy feet w^e bend; 
Hear us, fasting, praying, mourning; 
Hear us, spare us, and defend. 

3 Though our sins, our hearts confounding. 

Long and loud for vengeance call. 
Thou hast mercy more abounding, 
Jesus' blood can cleanse from all. 

4 Let that love veil our transgression, 

Let that blood our guilt efface : 

Save Thy people from oppression. 

Save from spoil Thy holy place. 

THE OLD YEAR. 
204 8.7.8.7.8.8.7. 

ACROSS the sky the shades of night 
J\. This winter's eve are fleeting: 
We deck Thine altar, Lord, with light. 

In solemn worship meeting: 
And as the year's last hours go by, 
We lift to Thee our earnest cry. 
Once more Thy love entreating. 

2 Before the cross, subdued we bow, 

To Thee our prayers addressing; 
Recounting all Thy mercies now. 

And all our sins confessing; 
Beseeching Thee, this coming year, 
To hold us in Thy faith and fear. 

And crown us with Thy blessing. 

3 And, while we kneel, we lift our eyes 

To dear ones gone before us. 
Safe housed with Thee in Paradise, 

Whose peace descendeth o'er us: 
And beg of Thee, when life is past. 
To re-unite us all, at last. 

And to our lost restore us. 

4 Wi gather up, in this brief hour. 

The memory of Thy mercies; 
Thy wondrous goodness, love, and power. 

Our grateful song rehearses : 
For Thou hast been our strength and stay. 
In many a dark and dreary day 

Of sorrow and reverses. 



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5 In many an hour, when fear and dread, 

Like evil spells have bound us, 
And clouds were gathering overhead, 

Thy providence hath found us: 
In many a night when waves ran high, 
Thy gracious presence drawing nigh 

Hath made all calm around us. 

6 Then, O great God, in years to come. 

Whatever fate betide us. 
Right onward through our journey home 

Be Thou at hand to guide us : 
Nor leave us till, at close of life, 
Safe from all perils, toil, and strife. 

Heaven shall unfold and hide us. 



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A FEW more years shall roll, 
A few more seasons come, 
And we shall be with those that rest 
Asleep within the tomb; 
Then, O my Lord, prepare 
My soul for that great day; 
Oh, wash me in Thy precious blood. 
And take my sins away. 

A few more suns shall set 
O'er these dark hills of time, 

And we shall be where suns are not, 
A far serener clime: 
Then, O my Lord, prepare 
My soul for that blest day; 

Oh, wash me in Thy precious blood. 
And take my sins away. 

A few more storms shall beat 
On this wild rocky shore, 

And we shall be where tempests cease. 
And surges swell no more: 
Then, O my Lord, prepare 
My soul for that calm day ; 

Oh, wash me in Thy precious blood. 
And take my sins away. 

A few more struggles here, 
A few more partings o'er, 

A few more toils, a few more tears, 
And we shall weep no more : 
Then, O my Lord, prepare 
My soul for that bright day ; 

Oh, wasli me in Thy precious blood, 
And take my sins away. 
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5 'Tisbut a little while 

And He sliall come again, 
Who (lied that we might live, Who lives 

That we with Him may reign: 

Then, O my Lord, prepare 

My soul for that glad day; 
Oh, wash me in Thy precious blood, 

And take my sins away. 

Also the following: 

416 O God of Bethel, by Whose hand. 

417 O God, our help in ages past. 

418 Jesus still lead on. 

420 Lead us, O Father, in the paths of peace. 
613 Days and moments quickly flying. 
615 I'm but a stranger here. 



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TjlOR Thy mercy and Thy grace, 
X; Faithful through another year, 
Hear our song of thankfulness ; 
Jesus, our Redeemer, hear. 

2 In our weakness and distress. 

Rock of strength, be Thou our stay ; 
In the pathless wilderness 
Be our true and living way. 

3 Who of us death's awful road 

In the coming year shall tread, 
With Thy rod and staff, O God, 
Comfort Thou his dying bed. 

4 Keep us faithful, keep us pure. 

Keep us evermore Thine own. 
Help, oh, help us to endure. 
Fit us for the promised crown ! 

5 So within Thy palace gate 

We shall praise, on golden strings, 
Thee the only Potentate, 
Lord of lords and King of kings. 

207 7.6. 

FROM glory unto glory! Be this our joy- 
ous song; 
As on tlie King's own highway, we bravely 

march along. 
From glory unto glory! O word of stirring 

cheer, 
As dawns the solemn brightness of auother 
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2 From glory unto glory! What great things 

He liath done, 

What wonders He hath shown us, what tri- 
umphs He hath won! 

From glory unto glory! What mighty 
blessings crown 

The lives for whicli our Lord hath laid His 
own so freely down ! 

3 The fullness of His blessing encompasseth 

our way; 
The fullness of His promises crowns every 

brightening day ; 
The fullness of His glory is beaming from 

above, 
While more and more we learn to know the 

fullness of His love. 

4 And closer yet and closer the golden bonds 

shall be, 

Uniting all who love our Lord in pure sin- 
cerity; 

And wider yet and wider shall the circling 
glory glow, 

As more and more are taught of God that 
mighty love to know. 

5 Oh, let our adoration for all that He hath 

done. 

Peal out beyond the stars of God, while 
voice and life are one; 

And let our consecration be real, deep, and 
true: 

Oh, even now our hearts shall bow, and joy- 
ful vows renew. 

6 Xow onward, ever onward, from strength to 

strength we go, • 

AYliile grace for grace abundantly shall from 
His fullness flow, 

To glory's full fruition, from glory's fore- 
taste here. 

Until His very presence crown our happiest 
New Year. 



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7.6. 



ANOTHER year is dawning, 
. Dear Master, let it be 
In working and in waiting 
Another year with Thee. 

2 Another year of leaning 
Upon Thy loving breast, 
Of ever deepening trustfulness, 
Of quiet, happy rest. 
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3 Another year of mercies. 

Of faithfulness and grace ; 
Another year of gladness 
In the shining of Thy face. 

4 Another year of progress. 

Another year of praise; 
Another year of proving 
Thy presence "all the days." 

6 Another year of service. 
Of witness for Thy love; 
Another year of training 
For holier work above. 

6 Another year is dawning. 
Dear Master, let it be, 
On earth, or else in heaven. 
Another year for Thee. 

Also the following: 

497 Go forward Christian soldier. 

498 Looking upward every day. 
633 Now a new year opens. 
619 My times are in Thy hand. 
621 Though faint yet pursuing. 
659 Jesus I live to Thee. 



THE SEASONS. 

[spring.] 

209 P.M. 

TjlOR all Thy love and goodness, so bounti- 
JD ful and free, 

Thy Name, Lord, be adored! 
On the wings of joyous praise our hearts 
soar up to Thee : 

Glory to the Lord ! 

2 The spring-time breaks all round about, 

waking from winter's night: 
Thy Name, Lord, be adored! 
The sunshine, like God's love, pours down 
in floods of golden light: 
Glory to the Lord ! 

3 A voice of joy is in all the earth, a voice is 

in all the air: 
Thy Name, Lord, be adored ! 
All nature singeth aloud to God; there is 

gladness everywhere: 
Glory to the Lord ! 



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4 The flowers are strewn in field and copse, on 

the hill and on the plain: 
Thy Name, Lord, be adored ! 
The soft air stirs in the tender leaves that 

clothe the trees again: 
Glory to the Lord I 

5 The works of Thy hands are very fair; and 

for all Thy bounteous love, 

Thy Name, Lord, be adored ! 
But wliat, if this world is so fair, is the bet- 
ter land above ? 

Glory to the Lord I 

6 Oh, to awake from death's short sleep, like 

the flowers from their wintry grave ! 
Thy Name, Lord, be adored ! 
And to rise all glorious in the day when 

Christ shall come to save I 
Glory to the Lord ! 

7 Oh, to dwell in that happy land, where the 

heart cannot choose but sing ! 
Thy Name, Lord, be adored ! 
And where the life of the blessed ones is a 

beautiful endless Spring! 
Glory to the Lord 1 



4 We will never doubt Thee, 

Though Thou veil Thy light: 
Life is dark without Thee; 

Death with Thee is bright. 
Light of light! shine o'er us 

On our pilgrim way; 
Go Thou still before us 

To the endless day. 



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7.6. 



OJQ [summer.] 

SUMMER suns are glowing 
Over land and sea, 
Happy light is flowing 

Bountiful and free. 
Everything rejoices 

In the mellow rays, 
All earth's thousand voices 
Swell the psalm of praise. 

2 God's free mercy streameth 

Over all the world. 
And His banner gleameth 

Everywhere unfurled. 
Broad and deep and glorious 

As the heaven above. 
Shines in might victorious 

His eternal love. 

3 Lord, upon our blindness 

Thy pure radiance pour; 
For Thy loving-kindness 

Make us love Thee more. 
And when clouds are drifting 

Dark across our sky, 
Then, the veil uplifting. 

Father, be Thou nigh. 
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THE year is swiftly waning; 
The summer days are past: 
And life, brief life, is speeding; 
The end is nearing fast. 

2 The ever-changing seasons 

In silence come and go; 
But Thou, eternal Fatlier, 
No time nor change canst know. 

3 Oh, pour Thy grace upon us, 

That we may worthier be, 
Each year that passes o'er us, 
To dwell in heaven with Thee! 

4 Behold the bending orchards 

With bounteous fruits are crowned ; 
Lord, in our hearts more richly 
Let heavenly fruits abound. 

5 Oh, by each mercy sent us. 

And by each grief and pain, 

By blessings like the sunshine, 

And sorrows like the rain, 

Our barren hearts make fruitful 
With every goodly grace, 
That we Thy Name may hallow, 
And see at last Thy face. 



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WINTER reigneth o'er the land, 
Freezing with its icy breath : 
Dead and bare the tall trees stand ; 
All is chill and drear as death. 

2 Yet it seemeth but a day 

Since the summer flowers were here, 
Since they stacked the balmy hay. 
Since they reaped the golden ear. 



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;3 Sunny days are past and gone : 
So the years go speeding fast, 
Onward ever, each new one 
Swifter speeding than the last. 



4 Life is waning; life is brief; 

Death, like winter, standeth nigh : 
Each one, like the falling leaf, 
Soon shall fade, and fall, and die. 



5 But the sleeping earth shall wake. 

New bom flowers shall burst in bloom, 
And all nature, rising, break 
Glorious from its wintry tomb. 

6 So the saints from slumber blest, 

Rising shall awake and sing. 
And our flesh in hope shall rest, 
Till this breaks the endless Spring. 



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HOLY BAPTISM. 
213 10.6.10.6.8.8.4. 

FATHER of heaven, Who hast created all 
In wisest love, we pray. 
Look on this child, who at.Thy gracious call 
Is entering on life's way! 
Oh, make it Thine, Thy blessing give, 
That to Thy glory it may live. 
Father of heaven ! 



2 O Son of God, atoning Lord, behold 
We bring this child to Thee; 
Take it, O loving Shepherd, to Thy fold, 
Forever Thine to be: 
Defend it through this earthly strife, 
And lead it in the path of life, 
O Son of God! 



3 O Holy Ghost, Who broodest o'er the wave. 
Descend upon this child ; 
Give it undying life, its spirit lave 
With waters undefiled ; 
And make it evermore to be 
A child of God, a home for Thee, 
O Holy Ghost! 
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4 O Triune God, what Thou hast willed is 
done ; 
We speak: but Thine the might; 
This child hath scarce yet seen our earthly 
sun. 
Yet pour on it Thy light 
Of faith, and hope, and joyful love, 
Thou Sun of all below, above, 
O Triune God. 



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SAVIOUR, Who Thy flock art feeding, 
With the shepherd's kindest care. 
All the feeble gently leading. 

While the lambs Thy bosom share; 



2 Now, these little ones receiving. 

Fold them in Thy gracious arm ; 
There we know. Thy word believing, 
Only there secure from harm. 

3 Never from Thy pasture roving 

Let them be the lion's prey; 
Let Thy tenderness, so loving. 
Keep them all life's dangerous way. 

4 Then, within Thy fold eternal. 
Let them find a resting-place; 

Feed in pastures ever vernal. 
Drink the rivers of Thy grace. 



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FATHER, bless the children 
Brought hither to Thy gate; 
Lift up their fallen nature. 
Restore their lost estate; 
Renew Thy image in them, 

And own them, by this sign. 
Thy very sons and daughters. 
New born of birth divine. 

2 O Jesu, Lord, receive them; 

Thy loving arms of old 
Were opened wide to welcome 

The children to Thy fold; 
Let these, baptized, and dying. 

Then rising from the dead. 
Henceforth be living members 

Of Thee, their living Head. 



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3 O Holy Spirit, keep them; 

Dwell with them to the last, 
Till all the fight is ended, 

And all the storms are past. 
Renew the gift baptismal, 

From strength to strength, till each, 
The troublous waves o'ercoming, 

The land of life shall reach. 

4 O Father, Son, and Spirit, 

O Wisdom, Love, and Power, 
We wait the promised blessing 

In this accepted hour ! 
We name upon the children 

The Threefold Name divine; 
Receive them, cleanse them, own them, 

And keep them ever Thine. 

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OGOD our strength, our hope, our rock. 
Whose promise faileth never, 
Into Thy chosen blood-bought flock. 
Receive this child forever. 

2 Now sealed with Thy thrice holy Name 

In these baptismal waters, 
For him a place we humbly claim 
Among Thy sons and daughters. 

3 We mark the cross upon tns brow, 

The symbol of Thy Passion ; 
O Christ, vouchsafe his earliest vow 
May be his lifers confession. 

4 This banner over him unfurled, 

May he fight on, subduing 
The desh, the devil, and the world ; 
Ilis strength in Thee renewing. 

5 May nothing, Lord, in life or death 

From Thee Thy servant sever: 
Thy soldier true to plighted faith, 
Henceforward, and forever. 



3 In token that thou too shalt tread 

The path He travelled by, 
Endure the cross, despise the shame. 
And sit thee down on high; 

4 Thus outwardly and visibly 

We seal thee for His own: 
And may the brow that wears His cross 
Hereafter share His crown. 



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ADULTS. 



S.M. 



217 



CM. 



IN token that thou shalt not fear 
Christ crucified to own, 
We print the cross upon thee here, 
And stamp thee His alone. 

In token that thou shalt not blush 

To glory in His Name, 
We blazon here upon thy front. 

His glory and His shame. 
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STAND, soldier of the cross, 
Thy high allegiance claim. 
And vow to hold the world but loss 
For thy Redeemer's Name. 

2 Arise, and be baptized, . 

And wash thy sins away; 
Thy league with God be solemnized, 
Thy faith avouched to-day. 

3 Thine is our country now, 

Our Lord and Master thine. 
Receive imprinted on thy brow 
His Passion's awful sign. 

4 No more thine own, but Christ's; 

With all the saints of old. 
Apostles, seers, evangelists, 
And martyr throngs enrolled. 

5 Oh, bright the conqueror's crown. 

The song of triumph sweet, 
When faith casts every trophy down 
At our great Captain's feet. 

Also the following: 

282 O Lord, our strength in weakness. 

496 Soldiers of Christ, arise. 

497 Go forward, Christian soldier. 



CONFIRMATION. 
219 D.L.M. 

OGOD, in Whose all-searching eye 
Thy servants stand, to ratify 
The vow baptismal, by them made 
When first Thy hand wa« on them laid; 
Bless them, O Holy Father, bless. 
Who Thee with heart and voice confess; 
May they, acknowledged as Thine own, 
Stand evermore before Thy throne. 



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2 O Christ, Who didst at Pentecost 
Send down from heaven the Holy Ghost; 
And at Samaria baptize 

Those whom Thou didst evangelize; 
And then on Thy baptized confer 
The best of gifts, the Comforter, 
By apostolic hands, and prayer; 
Be with us now, as Thou wert there. 

3 Arm these Thy soldiers, mighty Lord, 
With shield of faith, and Spirit's sword; 
Forth to the battle may they go, 

And boldly fight against the foe, 
With banner of the cross unfurled. 
And by it overcome the world; 
And so at last receive from Thee 
The palm und crown of victory. 

4 Come, ever blessed Spirit, come, 

And make Thy servants' hearts Thy home; 
Thus consecrated. Lord, to Thee, 
May each a living temple be. 
Enrich that temple's holy shrine 
With sevenfold gifts of grace divine; 
With wisdom, light, and knowledge, bless, 
Strength, counsel, fear, and godliness. 



220 S.M. 

THE cross is on our brow. 
Redemption's awful sign: 
Come Thou, O Holy Spirit, now, 
To seal the work* divine. 

2 Thy sevenfold gifts impart, 

O Comforter most sweet : 
Inflame with zeal each lukewarm heart, 
And guide the trembling feet. 

3 With Pentecostal force 

Thy presence let us feel : 
With strength. Who art Thyself its source. 
Inspire us as we kneel. 

4 Confirm in us to-day 

The work that Thou hast wrought: 
Illume the souls with love's pure ray. 
Which Jesus' blood hath bought. ' 

5 No earth-forged arms we bear: 

Strength, weapons, all are Thine: 
Accept each vow and hear each prayer, 
Blest Trinity divine. 

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HOLY Spirit, Lord of love. 
Thou Who camest from above, 
(iifts of blessing to bestow 
On Thy waiting Church below; 
Once again in love draw near 
To Thy children gathered here. 

2 From their bright baptismal day. 
Through their childhood's onward way. 
Thou hast been their constant guide, 
Watching ever by their side; 

May they now till life shall end. 
Choose and know Thee as their friend. 

3 Give them light Thy truth to see. 
Give them life to live for Thee, 
Daily power to conquer sin, 
Patient faith the crown to win; 
Shield them from temptation's breath, 
Keep them faithful unto death. 

4 When the holy vow is made. 
When the hands are on them laid, 
Come, in this most solemn hour, 
With Thy sevenfold gifts of power. 
Come, Thou blessed Spirit, come. 
Make each heart Thy happy home. 



222 



L.M. 



DRAW, Holy Ghost, Thy sevenfold veil 
Between us and the fires of youth ; 
Breathe, Holy Ghost, Thy freshening gale 
Our fevered brow in age to soothe. 

2 Forever on our souls be traced 

This blessing from the Saviour's hand,. 
A sheltering rock in memory's waste, 
O'ershadowing all the weary land. 



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HOLY Spirit, Lord of glory, 
Look on us Thy flock to-day. 
Meekly kneeling at Thy footstool 

For Thy sevenfold gffts we pray; 
(iuide us all our earthly journey 
In the true and narrow way. 

Foes on every hand are round us. 
And our hearts are weak and frail; 

Gird us with Thy heavenly armor; 
Never let us yield or quail; 

Give us victory in the struggle. 
When the hosts of sin assail. 



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3 Blebsed Jesus, draw Thou near us, 

As before Thy cross we bow ; 
Help us to be true and faithful, 

Seal our sacramental vow ; 
We Thy soldiers are, and servants; 

Hear our solemn promise now. 

4 Lead us by Thy guiding presence 

Through the waste, with danger rife; 
Feed us with the heavenly manna. 

That we faint not in the strife; 
Slake our weary spirits' thirsting, 

From the living well of life. 

5 Looking ever unto Jesus, 

Leaning on His staff and rod ; 
May we follow in His footsteps, 

Tread the path that He has trod, 
Till we dwell with Him forever 

In the Paradise of God. 



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THINE forever! God of love, 
Hear us from Thy throne above; 
Thine forever may we be. 
Here, and in eternity. 

2 Thine forever ! Oh, how blest 
They who find in Thee their rest! 
Shepherd, Guardian, heavenly Friend, 
Oh, defend us to the end ! 

3 Thine forever ! Lord of life, 
Shield us through our earthly strife: 
Thou the Life, the Truth, the Way, 
Guide us to the realms of day. 

4 Thine forever! Saviour, keep 

These Thy weak and trembling sheep, 
Safe alone beneath Thy care, 
Let us all Thy goodness sliare. 

5 Thine forever ! Thou our Guide, 
All our wants by Thee supplied ; 
All our sins by Thee forgiven. 
Lead us, Lord, from earth to heaven. 



225 



L.M. 



O HAPPY day, that stays my choice 
On Thee, my Saviour and my God, 
Well may this glowing heart rejoice. 
And tell Thy goodness all abroad. 
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2 Here rest, my oft-divided heart. 

Fixed on thy God, thy Saviour, rest; 

Who with the world would grieve to part 

When called on angels' food to feast ? 

3 High Heaven that heard the solemn vow, 

That vow renewed shall daily hear; 
Till in life's latest hour 1 bow. 
And blcbs in death a bond so dear. 



HOLY COMMUXIOX. 

226 los. 

HERE, O my Lord, I see Thee face to 
face; 
Here would I touch and handle things 
unseen ; 
Here grasp with firmer hand eternal grace. 
And all my weariness upon Thee lean. 

2 Here w^ould I feed upon the bread of God; 

Here drink with Thee the royal wine of 
heaven ; 
Here would I lay aside each earthly load, 
Here taste afresh the calm of sin forgiven. 

3 I have no help but Thine; nor do I need 

Another arm save Thine to lean upon; 
It is enough, my Lord, enough indeed; 
My strength is in Thy might, Thy might 
alone. 

4 Mine is the sin, but Tliine the righteousness: 

Mine is the guilt, but Thine the cleansing 

blood : 
Here is my robe, my refuge, and my peace; 
Thy blood. Thy righteousness, O Lord, my 

God! 



227 los. 

DRAW nigh and take the Body of the 
Lord, 
And drink the holy Blood for you outpoured. 

2 Saved by that Body and that holy Blood, 
With souls refreshed, we render thanks t<» 

God. 

3 Salvation's giver, Christ, the only Son, 

By His dear cross and blood the victory won. 

; 4 Offered was He for greatest and for least, 
i Himself the Victim, and Himself the Priest. 



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5 Victims were offered by the law of old, 
That in a type celestial mysteries told. 



He, Ransomer from death, and Light from 
shade, 
Xow gives His holy grace, His saints to aid. 

7 Approach ye then with faithful hearts sin- 

cere, 
And take the safeguard of salvation here. 

8 He, that His saints in this world rules and 

shields. 
To all believers life eteraal yields; 

With heavenly bread makes them that hun- 
ger w^hole. 
Gives living waters to the thirsting soul. 

10 Alpha and Omega, to Whom shall bow 
All nations at the doom, is with us now. 



228 c. M. 

OGOD, unseen yet ever near, 
Thy presence may we feel ; 
And thus inspired with holy fear, 
Before Thine altar kneel. 

2 Here may Thy faithful people know 

The blessings of Thy love. 
The streams that through the desert flow, 
The manna from above. 

3 We come, obedient to Thy word. 

To feast on heavenly food ; 
Our meat the Body of the Lord, 
Our drink His precious Blood. 

4 Thus may we all Thy word obey, 

For we', O God, are Thine; 
And go rejoicing on our way, 
Renewed with strength divine. 



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JESU to Thy table led. 
Now let every heart be fed. 
With the true and living bread. 

2 While in penitence we kneel. 
Thy blest presence let us feel, 
All Thy wondrous love reveal. 
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3 While on Thy dear cross we gaze. 
Mourning o'er our sinful ways, 
Turn our sadness into praise. 

4 Wlien we taste the mystic wine. 
Of Thine outpoured blood the sign. 
Fill our hearts with love divine. 

5 Draw us to Thy wounded side, 
Whence there flowed the healing tide; 
There our sins and sorrows hide. 

6 From the bonds of sin release; 
Cold and wavering faith increase; 
Lamb of God, grant us Thy peace. 

7 Lead us by Thy pierced hand, 
Till around Thy throne we stand, 
In the bright and better land. 



230 7.7.6.7.7.6. 

O BREAD of Life from heaven, 
To saints and angels given; 
O manna from above! 
The souls that hunger, feed Thou, 
The hearts that seek Thee, lead Thou, 
With Thy sweet, tender love. 

2 O fount of grace redeeming, 
O river ever streaming 

From Jesus* holy side! 
Come Thou, Thyself bestowing 
On thirsting souls, and flowing 

Till all are satisfled. 

3 Jesu, this feast receiving. 
Thy word of truth believing. 

We Thee unseen adore; 
Grant, when the veil is rended, 
That we, to heaven ascended. 

May see Thee evermore. 



231 



<s. 



BREAD of heaven, on Thee we feed, 
For Thy flesh is meat indeed : 
Ever may our souls be fed 
With this true and living bread; 
Day by day with strength supplied, 
Through the life of Him Who died. 



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2 Vine of heaven, Thy blood supplies 
This blest cup of sacrifice; 
Lord, Thy wounds our healing give, 
To Thy cross we look and live: 
Jesu, may we ever be 
Grafted, rooted, built in Thee. 

232 P.M. 

BREAD of the world, in mercy broken, 
Wine of the soul, in mercy shed. 
By Whom the words of life were spoken, 
And in Whose death our sins are dead ; 

2 Look on the heart by sorrow broken, 
Look on the tears by sinners shed ; 
And be Thy feast to us the token 
That by Thy grace our souls are fed. 



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SAVIOUR, Who didst come to give 
Living bread, that all might live; 
Grant me grace on Thee to feed. 
For Thy flesh is meat indeed. 

2 Hungry, thirsty, faint, I pray. 
Help me on the heavenward way; 
Vine of strength, supply my need. 
For Thy blood is drink indeed. 

234 L.M. 

O SAVING Victim, opening wide 
The gate of heaven to man below, 
Our foes press on from every side, 
Thine aid supply, Thy strength bestow. 

2 All praise and thanks to Thee ascend 
For evermore, blest One in Three; 
Oh, grant us life that shall not end 
In our true native land with Thee. 



235 lOs. 

O HEAVENLY Father, mindful of the 
love 
That bought us, once for all, on Calvary's 
tree. 
And having with us Him that pleads above, 
We here present, we here spread forth to 
Thee, 
Tliat only offering perfect in Thine eyes. 
The one true, pure, immortal sacrifice. 
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2 Look, Father, look on His anointed face. 
And only look on us as found in Him ; 
Look not on our misusings of Thy grace. 
Our prayer so languid, and our faith, so 
dim; 
For lol between our sins and their reward, 
We set the passion of Thy Son our Lord. 

.3 And then for those, our dearest and our best. 

By this prevailing presence we appeal ; 

Oh, fold them closer to Thy mercy's breast! 

Oh, do Thine utmost for their souls' true 

weal ! 

From tainting mischief keep them white and 

clear. 
And crown Thy gifts with strength to per- 
severe. 

4 And so we come; Oh draw us to Thy feet. 
Most patient Saviour, Who canst love us 
still! 
And by this food, so awful and so sweet, 

Deliver us from every touch of ill : 
In Thine own service make us glad and free. 
And grant us never more to part with Thee. 

236 8s. 

OTHOU, before the world began, 
Ordained a sacrifice for man, 
And by the eternal Spirit made 
An offering iu the sinner's stead; 
Our everlasting Priest art Thou, 
Pleading Thy death for sinners now. 

2 Thy offering still continues new 
Before the righteous Father's view; 
Thyself the Lamb forever slain, 

Thy priesthood doth unchanged remain ; 
Thy years, O God, can never fail. 
Nor Thy blest work within the veil. 

3 Oh, that our faith may never move, 
But stand unshaken as Thy love! 
Sure evidence of things unseen. 
Now let it pass the years between. 
And view Thee bleeding on the tree. 
My Lord, my God, Who dies for me. 

237 los. 

THOU, Who at Thy first Eucharist dids't 
pray* 
That all Thy Church might be forever one. 
Grant us at every Eucharist to say 
With longing heart and soul, " Thy will 
be done." 
Oh, may we all one Bread, one Body be. 
Through this blest Sacrament of Unity. 



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2 For all Thy Church, O Lord, we intercede; 

Make Thou our Bad divisions soon to 
cease; 
Draw us the nearer each to each, we plead, 

By drawing all to Thee, O Prince of Peace ; 
Thus may we all one Bread, one Body be. 
Through this blest Sacrament of Unity. 

3 We pray Thee, too, for wanderers from Thy 

fold; 
Oh, bring them back, good Shepherd of 
the sheep. 
Back to the faith which saints believed of 
old, 
Back to the Church which still that faith 
doth keep; 
Soon may we all one Bread, one Body be. 
Through this blest Sacrament of Unity. 

4 So, Lord, at length when Sacraments shall 

cease. 
May we be one with all Thy Church above. 
One with Thy saints in one unbroken jjeace, 
One with Thy saints in one unbounded 
love; 
More blessed still, in peace and love to be 
One with the Trinity in Unity. 



238 L. M. 

MY God, and is Thy table spread. 
And does Thy cup with love overflow, 
Thither be all Thy children led. 
And let them Thy sweet mercies know. 

2 Hail ! sacred feast, which Jesus makes. 

Rich banquet of His flesh and blood : 
Thrice happy he who here partakes 

That sacred stream, that heavenly food. 

3 Oh, let Thy table honored be. 

And furnished well with joyful guests: 
And may each soul salvation see. 
That heie its sacred pledges tastes. 

4 Drawn by Thy quickening grace, O Lord, 

In countless numbers let them come; 
And gather from their Father's board 
The bread that lives beyond the tomb. 

5 Nor let Thy spreading Gospel rest, 

Till through the world Thy truth has run ; 
Till with this bread all men be blest, 
Who see the light or feel the sun. 



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239 P.M. 

HOLY Jesu, Prince of Peace ! 
Thy peace be with us gathering 
round Thy board, 
Here, where the presence of an unseen Lord 
Waits to be gracious, charged with full re- 
lease 
To every heavy-laden soul 

Which here remembers Thee. 

2 Once more, as in that upper room. 
Thou Who didst love Thine own unto the 

end, 
Thou Whose dear voice to every sorrowing 

friend 
Spoke the great promise through the deep- 
ening gloom. 
Thou bidd'st us, Master of the feast. 
To-day remember Thee. 

3 And e^en as in our hands we take 
This broken bread, tliis precious cup of love, 
Thy dying testament, which from above 
Thou deignest ever new and fresh to make, 

A fount of grace and life to all ; 
We do remember Thee. 

4 Ours is the bond of love divine. 
Which knits us each to all and all to each: 
That love whose ever-lengthening cords can 

reach 
From the white choir around Thy heavenly 
shrine 
To those who come in faith to-day 
Here to remember Thee. 

5 Thy banquet over, as we go, 

Strong in the strength of this celestial meat, 
To tread the path of life with firmer feet. 
To work the works which Thou hast bid us 
do. 
Abide with us, O Lord, that still 
We may remember Thee ! 

240 c. M. 

ACCORDING to Thy gracious word. 
In meek humility, 
This will I do, my dying Lord, 
I will remember Thee. 

2 Thy body, broken for my sake. 
My bread from heaven shall be; 
The cup. Thy precious blood, I take. 
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3 Gethsemane, can I forget ? 

Or there Thy conflict see, 

Thine agony and bloody sweat, 

And not remember Thee ? 

4 When to the cross I turn mine eyes, 

And rest on Calvary, 
O Lamb of God, my sacrifice, 
I must remember Thee. 

5 And when these failing lips grow dumb, 

And mind and memory flee. 
When Thou shalt in Thy kingdom come. 
Then, Lord, remember me. 



241 CM. 

I AM not worthy, holy Lord, 
That Thou shouldst come to me ; 
Speak but the word : one gracious word 
Can set the sinner free. 

2 I am not worthy; cold and bare 

The lodging of my soul ; 
How canst Thou deign to enter there ? 
Lord, speak, and make me whole. 

3 I am not worthy; yet, my God, 

How can I say Thee nay ; 
Thee, Who didst give Thy flesh and blood 
My ransom-price to pay ? 

4 Oh, come! in this sweet morning hour 

Feed me with food divine ; 
And fill with all Thy love and power 
This 'worthless heart of mine. 



242 



CM. 



SHEPHERD of souls, refresh and bless 
Thy chosen pilgrim flock, 
With manna in the wilderness, 
With water from the rock. 

2 Hungry and thirsty, faint and weak, 

As Thou when here below, 
Our souls the joys celestial seek 
Which from Thy sorrows flow. 

3 We would not live by bread alone 

But by that word of grace, 
In strength of which we travel on 
To our abiding-place. 
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4 Be known to us in breaking bread. 

But do not then depart; 
Saviour, abide with us, and spread 
Thy table in our heart. 

5 Lord, sup with us in love divine; 

Thy body and Thy blood. 
That living bread, that heavenly wine, 
Be our immortal food. 



243 8.8.8.4. 

BY Christ redeemed, in Christ restored, 
We keep the memory adored. 
And show the death of our dear Lord, 
Until He come. 

2 His body broken in our stead 
Is here, in this memorial bread ; 
And so our feeole love is fed. 

Until He come. 

3 His fearful drops of agony. 

His life-blood shed for us we see: 
The wine shall tell the mystery. 
Until He come. 

4 And thus that dark betrayal night, 
With the last Advent we unite — 
The shame, the glory, by this rite. 

Until He come. 

5 Until the trump of God be heard. 
Lentil the ancient graves be stirred. 
And with the great commanding word. 

The Lord shall come. 

6 O blessed hope! with this elate 
Let not our hearts be desolate. 

But strong In faith, in patience wait. 
Until He come ! 



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LORD, Who at Cana's wedding feast 
Didst as a guest appear. 
Thou dearer far than earthly guest 

Vouchsafe Thy presence here; 
For holy Thou indeed dost prove 

The marriage vow to be. 
Proclaiming it a type of love 
Between the Church and Thee. 



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2 The holiest vow that man can make, 

The golden thread in life, 
The bond that none may dare to break, 

That bindeth man and wife ; 
Which, blessed by Thee, whatever betides, 

No evil shall destroy, 
Through care-worn days each care divides, 

And doubles every joy. 

3 On those who at Thine altar kneel, 

O Lord, Thy blessing pour, 
That each may wake the other^s zeal 

To love Thee more and more : 
Oh, grant them here in peace to live. 

In purity and love, 
And, this world leaving, to receive 

A crown of life above ! 



245 11.10. 

PERFECT Love, all human thought 
transcending. 
Lowly we kneel in prayer before Thy 
throne. 
That theirs may be the love that knows no 
ending, 
Whom Thou for evermore dost join in one. 

2 O perfect Life, be Thou their full assur- 

ance 
Of tender charity and steadfast faith. 
Of patient hope, and quiet, brave endurance, 
With childlike trust that fears nor pain 
nor death. 

3 Grant them the joy which brightens earthly 

sorrow ; 

Grant them the peace which calms all 
earthly strife, 
And to life's day the glorious unknown mor- 
row 

That dawns upon eternal love and life. 



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TO Thee, O Father throned on high, 
Our marriage hymn, we duly sing; 
Knit Thou the sacred, bond we tie. 

And do Thou bless the wedding ring. 
Thy love, at first, in Paradise, 

It was that made one flesli of twain; 
Work Thou, while here our prayera arise. 
That sacred mystery, again. 

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2 To Thee, O Jesus, throned beside 

Thy Father's right hand, here we cry; 
True Bridegroom of Thy spotless Bride, 

With all Thy human love, draw nigh. 
Our human nature, Thy divine 

Hsis wedded, and in Thee, dear Lord, 
As Cana's water turned to wine, 

Its lost godlikeness is restored. 

3 O Holy Ghost the Paraclete, 

Thee too we worship, God and Lord, 
And honor Thee, with praises meet, 

One with the Father and the Word. 
Lord and Life-giver, hear our prayer, 

Come, sanctify and bless, and guide. 
Strengthen, and slielter 'neath Thy care. 

The life of bridegroom and of bride. 

4 O God Triune, Whom heaven's host 

Adores, with sweet and ceaseless song; 
O Father, Son and Holy Ghost, 

To Whom all worsliip doth belong ; 
Hear, in these echoes faint and dim 

Of chant and prayer and holy psalm. 
Their songs, the heavenly feast who hymn. 

The marriage supper of the Lamb. 

BURIAL OF THE DEAD. 

247 7s. 

BLESSING, honor, thanks, and praise, 
Pay we, gracious God, to Thee; 
Thou in Thine abundant grace 

Givest us the victory. 
True and faithful to Thy word. 
Thou hast gloriiied Thy Son: 
Jesus Christ, our dying Lord, 
Has for us the victory won. 

2 Happy are the faithful dead, 

BlessM who in Jesus die; 
They from all their toils are freed 

In God's keeping safely lie. 
These the Spirit hath declared 

Blest, unutterably blest, 
Jesus is their great reward, 

Jesus is their endless rest. 

3 Absent from our loving Lord 

We shall not continue long; 
Join we then with one accord 

In the new, the joyful song; 
Blessing, honor, thanks, and praise. 

Triune God, we pay to Thee, 
Who in Thine abundant grace 

Givest us the victory ! 



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248 7.7.7.7.8.8. 

NOW the laborer's task is o'er; 
Now the battle day is past; 
Now upon the farther shore 
Lands the voyager at last. 
Father, in Thy gracious keeping 
Leave we now Thy servant sleeping. 

2 There the tears of earth are dried; 

There its hidden things are clear; 
There the work ot life is tried 

By a juster Judge than here. 
Father, in Thy gracious keeping 
Leave we now Thy servant sleeping. 

3 There the sinful souls, that turn 

To the cross their dying eyes. 
The dear love of Christ shall learn 

At His feet in Paradise. 
Father, in Thy gracious keeping 
Leave we now Thy servant sleeping. 

4 There no more the powers of hell 

Can prevail to mar their peace; 
Christ the Lord sliall guard them well, 

He Wlio died for their release. 
Father, in Thy gracious keeping 
Leave we now Thy servant sleeping. 

5 "Earth to earth, and dust to dust," 

Calmly now the words we say, 
Leaving him to sleep in trust 

Till the resurrection-day. 
Father, in Tliy gracious keeping 
Leave we now Thy servant sleeping. 



249 



8.7.8.3. 



ON the resurrection morning 
Soul and body meet again; 
No more sorrow, no more weeping, 
No more pain! 

2 Here awhile they must be parted. 

And the flesh its sabbath keep. 
Waiting in a lioly stillness. 
Wrapt in sleep. 

3 For a space the tired body 

Lies with feet toward the dawn; 
Till there breaks the last and brightest 
Easter morn. 



4 But the soul in contemplation 

Utters earnest prayer and strong ; 
Breaking at the resurrection 
Into song. 

5 Soul and body reunited. 

Thenceforth nothing shall divide. 
Waking up in Christ* s own likeness, 
Satisfied. 

(5 Oh, the beauty, oh, the gladness 
Of that resurrection-day! 
Which shall not, through endless ages. 
Pass away ! 

7 On that happy Easter morning 

All the gi-aves their dead i^estore, 
Father, sister, child and mother, 
Meet once more. 

8 To that brightest of all meetings 

Bring us, Jesus Christ, at last; 
To Thy cross, through death and judgment. 
Holding fast. 



250 L.M. 

ASLEEP in Jesus! blessM sleep! 
From which none ever wakes to weep ; 
A calm and undisturbed repose, 
Unbroken by the last of foes. 

2 Asleep in Jesus! Oh, how sweet 
To be for such a slumber meet; 
With holy confidence to sing 

That death hath lost its painful sting ! 

3 Asleep in Jesus ! peaceful rest ! 

I Whose waking is supremely blest; 
' No fear, no woe shall dim that hour 
I That manifests the Saviour* s power. 

4 Asleep in Jesus ! Oh, for me 

I May such a blissful refuge be ! 

I Securely shall my ashes lie, 

I Waiting the summons from on higli. 

' ."> Asleep in Jesus ! far from thee 

I Thy kindred and their gi-aves may be; 

1 But there is still a blessed sleep, 

From which none ever wakes to weep. 



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251 



FOR A CHILD. 



iS. 



LET no hopeless tears be shed, 
Holy is this narrow bed. 

Alleluia. 

2 Death eternal life bestows, 
Open heaven's portal throws. 

Alleluia. 

3 And no peril waits at last 
Ilim who now away hath past. 

Alleluia. 

4 Not salvation hardly won, 

Not the meed for race well run ; 

Alleluia. 

5 But the pity of the Lord 
Gives His child a full reward ; 

Alleluia. 

6 Grants the prize without the course, 
Crowns, without the battle's force. 

Alleluia. 

7 Christ, when this sad life is done, 
Join us to Thy little one; 

Alleluia. 

8 And in Thine own tender love, 
Bnng us to the ranks above. 

Alleluia. 



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SAFELY, safely gathered in. 
Far from sorrow, far from sin, 
No more childish griefs or fears, 
No more sadness, no more tears; 
For the life so young and fair 
Now hath passed from earthly care; 
God Himself the soul will keep, 
Giving His belovkl, sleep. 

2 Safely, safely gathered in. 
Far from sorrow, far from sin ; 
Passed beyond all giief and pain. 
Death for thee is truest gain; 
For our loss we may not weep, 
Nor our loved ones long to keep 
From the home of rest and peace. 
Where all sin and sorrow cease. 
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3 Safely, safely gathered in, 
Far f i*om soitow, far from sin ; 
God has saved from weai^ strife, 
In its dawn, this fresh young life; 
Now it waits for us above, 
Resting in the Saviour's love; 
Jesu, grant that we may meet 
There, adoring at Thy feet. 



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SAVIOUR, for the little one, 
Safely gathered in Thine arms. 
Ere the battle had begun, 

Victor, spared from war's alarms, 
We who toil and stiniggle sing 
Praise to Thee, the children's King. 

2 First of all Thy martyr-band. 

Infants for Thy sake were slain ; 
Day by day, from every land, 

Infants swell the guileless train. 
Who, this vale of tears untrod, 
Stand before the throne of God. 

3 Thou dost give and take away. 

Full of love, in all Thy ways : 
Be ejich mourner's heart to-day 

Full of loving ti*ust and praise. 
In the midst of grief to bring 
Thanks to Thee, the children's King. 



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7 8.7,8.7.7. 



TENDER Shepherd, Thou hast stilled 
Now Thy little lamb's brief weeping: 
Ah, how peaceful, pale, and mild 
In its narrow bed 'tis sleeping! 
And no sigh of anguish sore 
Heaves that little bosom more, 

2 In this world of care and pain, 

Lord, Thou wouldst no longer leave it; 
To the sunny heavenly plain 

Thou dost now with joy receive it; 
Clothed in robes of spotless white. 
Now it dwells with Thee in light. 

3 Ah, Lord Jesus, grant that we 

Where it lives may soon be living, 
And the lovely pastures see 

That its heavenly food ai*e giving; 
Then the gain of death we prove, 
Though Thou take what most we love. 



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Also the following. 

104 So rest, our Rest. 

105 The grave itself a garden is. 
115 Lift up, lift up your voices now. 

11(3 Mom's roseate hues have decked the sky. 

117 The strife is o'er, the battle done. 

118 Jesus lives 1 Thy terrors now. 
120 Sing, with all the sons of glory. 

175 For all the saints, who from tlieir laboi-s 

rest. 
180 For all Thy saints, O Lord. 
349 When our heads are bowed with woe. 
3{)6 Ten thousand times ten thousand. 
307 Oh, what the joy and the glory must be. 
:>>9 Light's abode, celestial Salem. 
4 >3 I heard a sound of voices. 
405 Brief life is here our portion. 
522 Jesus, life of those who die. 

619 My times are in Thy hand. 

620 O Love divine that stooped to share. 
629 Come, ye disconsolate. 

660 My God, my Father, while I stray. 

661 Whate'er my God ordains is right. 

672 A voice is heard on earth. 

673 There is a blessed home. 



MISSIONS. 
255 P.M. 

OSIOX haste, thy mission high fulfilling, 
To tell to all the world that God is 
Light; 
That He Who made all nations is not willing 
One soul should perish, lost in shades of 
night: 
Publish glad tidings; 

Tidings of peace; 
Tidings of Jesus, 
Redemption and release. 

2 Behold how many thousands still are lying 

Bound in the darksome prison-house of 
sin, 
With none to tell them of the Saviour's 
dying, 
Or of the life He died for them to win. 
Publish, etc. 

3 'Tis thine to save from peril of perdition 

The souls for whom tlie Lord His life laid 
down; 
Beware lest, slothful to fulfil Thy mission, 
Thou lose one jew^el that should deck His 
crown. 
Publish, etc. 
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Proclaim to every people, tongue and nation 
That God in Whom they live and move is 
love: 
Tell how He stooped to save His lost crea- 
tion, 
And died on earth that man might livfc 
above. 
Publish, etc. 

Give of thy sons to bear the message glo- 
rious; 
Give of thy wealth to speed them on their 
way; 
Pour out thy soul for them In prayer victo- 
rious; 
And all thou spendest Jesus will repay. 
Publish, etc. 

He comes again — O Sion ere thou meet Him, 
Make known to every heart His saving 
gi'ace; 
Let none whom He hath ransomed fail to 
greet Him, 
Through thy neglect imfit to see His face. 
Publish, etc. 



256 8.7.8.7.4.7. 

SAINTS of God! the dawn is brightening. 
Token of our coming Lord; 
O'er the earth the field is whitening; 
Louder rings the Master's word: 

Pi-ay for reapers 
In the harvest of the Lord I 

2 Now, O Lord! fulfil Thy pleasure, 

Breathe upon Thy chosen band. 
And, with Pentecostal measure. 
Send forth reapers o'er our land; 

Faithful reapers 
Gathering sheaves for Thy right hand. 

3 Broad the shadow of our nation. 

Eager millions hither roam ; 
Lo! they wait for Thy salvation; 
Come, Lord Jesus ! quickly come ! 

By Thy Spirit, 
Bring Thy ransomed people home. 

4 Soon shall end the time of weeping. 

Soon the reaping time will come ; 
Heaven and earth together keeping 
God's eternal Harvest Home. 

Saints and angel& 
Shout the world's great Harvest Home. 



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257 L. M. 

LOOK from Thy sphere of endless day, 
O God of mercy and of might! 
In pity look on those who stray, ' 

Benighted in this land of light. | 

2 In peopled vale, in lonely glen, 

In crowded mart, by stream or sea, 
How many of the sons of men 
Hear not the message sent from Thee ! | 

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3 Send forth Thy heralds. Lord, to call 

The thoughtless young, the hardened old, , 
A scattered, homeless flock, till all 
Be gathered to Thy peaceful fold. 

4 Send them Thy mighty word to speak, , 

Till faith shall dawn and doubt depart, I 
To awe the bold, to stay the weak, \ 

And bind and heal the broken heart. 

5 Then all these wastes, a dreary scene 

That makes us sadden as we gaze, 

Shall grow with living waters green. 

And lift to heaven the voice of praise. 



258 



7.6. 



THE morning light is breaking; 
The darkness disappears; 
The sons of earth are waking 

To penitential tears ; 
Each breeze that sweeps the ocean 

Brings tidings from afar, 
Of nations in commotion. 
Prepared for Sion's war. 

2 See heathen nations bending 

Before the God we love. 
And thousand hearts ascending, 

In gratitude above ; 
While sinners now confessing. 

The gospel call obey. 
And seek the Saviour's blessing, 

A nation in a day. 

3 Blest river of salvation ! 

Pursue Thy onward way ; 
Flow thou to every nation. 

Nor in Thy richness stay: 
Stay not till all the lowly 

Triumphant reach their home; 
Stay not till all the holy 

Proclaim ** The Lord is come!" 

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259 L.M. 

FLING out the banner! let it float 
Skyward and seaward, high and wide; 
The sun, that lights its shining folds, 
The cross, on which the Saviour died. 

2 Fling out the banner! angels bend 
In anxious silence o'er the si^n; 
And vainly seek to comprehend 
The wonder of the love divine. 



3 Fling out the banner! heathen lands 

Shall see from far the glorious sight, 
And nations, crowding to be bom, 
Baptize their spirits in its light. 

4 Fling out the banner! sin-sick souls 

That sink and perish in the strife, 
Shall touch in faith its radiant hem, 
And spring immortal into life. 

') Fling out the banner! let it float 

Skyward and seaward, high and wide. 
Our glory, only in the cross; 
Our only hope, the Crucifled! 

6 Fling out the banner! wide and high. 
Seaward and skyward, let it shine: 
Nor skill, nor might, nor merit ours; 
We conquer only in that sign. 



260 

FROM Greenland's ley mountains. 
From India's coral strand, 
Where Afric's sunny fountains 
Roll down their golden sand ; 
From many an ancient river. 
From many a palmy plain. 
They call us to deliver 
Their laud from error's chain. 

2 What though the spicy breezes 

Blow soft o'er Ceylon's isle; 
Though every prospect pleases. 

And only man is vile: 
In vain with lavish kindness 

The gifts of God are strewn; 
The heathen in his blindness 

Bows down to wood and stone. 



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3 Can we, whose souls are liorlited 

With wisdom from on hijjh; 
Can we to men benighted 

The lamp of life deny ? 
Salvation, O salvation! 

The joyful sound proclaim, 
Till each remotest nation 

Has learnt Messiah's Xame. 

4 Waft, waft, ye winds. His story, 

And you, ye waters, roll, 
Till, like a sea of glory. 

It spreads from pole to pole: 
Till o'er our ransomed nature. 

The Lamb for sinnei's slain. 
Redeemer, King, Creator, 

In bliss returns to reign. 



261 



8.7.8.7.4.7. 



SOULS in heathen darkness lying. 
Where no light has broken through. 
Souls that Jesus bought by dying, 
Whom His soul in travail knew: 

Thousand voices 
Call us, o'er the waters blue. 

2 Christians, hearken! None has taught them 

Of His love so deep and dear; 
Of the precious price that bought them ; 
Of the nail, the thorn, the spear; 

Ye who know Him, 
Guide them from tneir darkness drear. 

3 Haste, oh haste, and spread the tidings 

Wide to earth's remotest strand; 
Let no brother's bitter c hidings 
Rise against us, when we stand 

In the Judgment, 
From some far, forgotten land. 

4 Lo ! the hills for harvest whiten. 

All along each distant shore; 

Seaward far the islands brighten; 

Light of nations! lead us o'er: 

When we seek them, 
Let Thy Spirit go before. 



262 

SAVIOL^R, sprinkle many nations; 
Fruitful let Thy sorrows be; 
By Thy pains and consolations 
Draw the Gentiles unto Thee ! 

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2 Of Thy cross the wondrous story, 

Be it to the nations told; 
Let them see Thee in Thy glory 
And Thy mercy manifold. 

3 Far and wide, though all unknowing. 

Pants for Thee each mortal breast. 
Human tears for Thee are flowing, 
Human hearts in Thee would rest. 

4 Thirsting as for dews of even, 

As the new-mown grass for rain. 
Thee they seek as God of heaven. 
Thee as Man for sinnere slain. 

5 Saviour, lo! the isles are waiting! 

Stretched the hand and strained the sight. 
For Thy Spirit, new creating, 
Love's pure flame, and wisdom's light, 

6 Give the word, and of the preacher 

Speed the foot and touch the tongue. 
Till on earth by every creature 
Glory to the Lamb be sung ! 

263 8.7. 

LORD, a Saviour's love displaying, 
Show the heathen lands Thy way; 
Thousands still like sheep are straying 
In the dark and cloudy day. 

2 Shades of death are gathering o'er them. 

Lord, they perish from Thy sight! 
Let Thine angel go before them ; 
Bring the Gentiles to Thy light. 

3 Fetch them home from every nation. 

From the islands of the sea; 
By the word of Thy salvation 
Call the wanderers back to Thee. 

4 Thou their pasture h.ast provided, 

Grant the blessing long foretold; 
Let Thy sheep, divinely guided, 
Find at last the one true fold. 



264 



6.6.6.G.8.8. 



ARISE, O Lord, and shine 
In all Thy saving might. 
And prosper each design 
To spread Thy glorious light : 
Let healing streams of mercy flow, 
That all the earth Thy truth may know. 



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Oh, bring the nations near, 

That they may sing Thy praise; 

Let all the people hear 

And learn Thy holy ways: 
Reign, mighty God, assert Thy cause, 
And govern by Thy righteous laws. 

Put forth Thy glorious power: 

The nations then shall see, 

And earth present her store. 

In converts bora to "^hee: 
God, our own God, His Church shall bless. 
And earth be filled with righteousness. 



265 8.7. 

LORD, her w-ttch Thy Church is keeping: 
When shall earth Thy rule obey ? 
When shall end the night of weeping ? 
When shall break the promised day ? 
See the whitening harvest languish. 

Waiting still the laboi'ers^ toil; 
Was it vain. Thy Son's deep anguish ? 
Shall the Strong retain the spoil ? 

2 Tidings, sent to every creature. 

Millions yet have never heard : 
Can they hear without a preacher ? 

Lord almighty, give the word! 
Give the word ! in evei*y nation 

Let the gospel trumpet sound, 
Witnessing a world's salvation. 

To the earth's remotest bound. 

:5 Then the end I Thy Church completed. 

All Thy chosen gathered in, 
With their King in glory seated, 

Satan bound, and banished sin; 
Gone forever parting, weeping. 

Hunger, sorrow, death, and pain; 
Lo! her watch Thy Church is keeping; 

Come, Lord Jesus, come to reign ! 



266 LM. 

JESUS shall reign where'er the sun 
Does his successive journeys run; 
His kingdom stretch from shore to shore, 
Till moons shall wax and wane no more. 

2 To Him shall endless prayer be made, 
x\nd pitiises throng to crown His head; 
His Xame like sweet- perfume shall rise 
With every morning sacrifice. 
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3 People and realms of every tongue 
Dwell on His love with sweetest song; 
And infant voices shall proclaim 
Their early blessings on His Name. 

4 Blessings abound where'er He reigns; 
The prisoner leaps to burst his chains, 
The weary find eternal rest, 

And all the sons of want are blest. 

5 Let every creature rise and bring 
Peculiar honors to our King; 
Angels descend with songs again, 
And earth repeat the loud Amen. 



267 



10.10.7. 



LORD of the harvest, it is right and meet 
That we should lay oblations at Thy 
feet, 

With joyful Alleluia! 

2 Sweet is tlie praise that follows toil and 

prayer; 
Sweet is the worship that with heaven we 

\\lio sing the Alleluia! 

3 We toiled and prayed and Thou hast heard 

on high ; 
Hast cheered our hearts and changed our 
suppliant cry 

To festal Alleluia! 

4 So sing we now in time with that great song, 
That all the age of ages shall prolong, 

The endless Alleluia ! 

6 To Thee, O Lord of harvest. Who hast 
heard. 
And to Thy white-robed reapers given the 
word, 

We sing our Alleluia ! 

6 O Christ, Who in the wide world's fallow 

lea, 
Hast sown in blood the precious seed, to 
Thee 

We sing our Alleluia ! 

7 To Thee, O Holy Ghost, whose gracious rain 
And living breath hath fed the ghostly 

grain, 

We sing our Alleluia! 



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8 Yea, West and East, the Harvest men went 

forth: 
** We come" has sounded to the South and 
North. 

At mom sing Alleluia ! 

9 In fields of home, in fields the far away, 
Toilers for Jesus hail the golden day. 

At noon sing Alleluia! 

10 The winds of God have blown with living 

breath, 
His dews have fallen on the plains of death. 
At eve sing Alleluia. 

11 Yea, for sweet hope fulfilled, new hope 

begun, 
Sing Alleluia to the Three in One, 
Adoring Alleluia. 

12 Glory to God ! the Church in patience cries ; 
Glory to God ! the Church in bliss replies. 

With endless Alleluia! 



268 



8.7.8.7.4.7. 



SPEED Thy servants. Saviour, speed them ; 
Thou art Lord of winds and waves ; 
They were bound, but Thou hast freed them ; 
Now they go to free the slaves ; 

Be Thou with them : 
^Tis Thine arm alone that saves. 



2 Friends and home and all forsaking. 

Lord, they go at Thy command, 
As their stay Thy promise taking 
While they traverse sea and land: 

Oh, be with them ! 
Lead them safely by the hand. 

3 When they reach the land of strangers. 

And the prospect dark appears, 
Nothing seen but toils and dangers. 
Nothing felt but doubts and fears, 

Be Thou with them; 
Hear their sighs, and count their tears. 

4 Where no fruit appears to cheer them. 

And they seem to toil in vain: 
Then in mercy, Lord, draw near them, 
Then their kinking hopes sustain: 

Thus supported, 
Let tlieir zeal revive again. 
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5 In the midst of opposition. 

Let them trust, O Lord, in Thee ; 
When success attends their mission. 
Let Thy sen'ants humbler be; 

Never leave them. 
Till Thy face in heaven they see : 

There to reap in joy forever 

Fruit that grows from seed here sown ; 
There to be with Him, Who never 
Ceases to preserve His own; 

And with gladness 
Give the praise to Him alone. 



269 



L.M. 



A RM of the Lord, awake, awake, 
J\. Put on Thy strength, the nations 

shake ; 
And let the world adoring see 
Triumphs of mercy wrought by Thee. 

2 Say to the heathen from Thy throne, 
I am Jehovah, God alone: 
Thy voice their idols shall confound. 
And cast their altars to the ground. 



3 Let Sion's time of favor come; 
Oh, bring the tribes of Isi-ael home; 
And let our wondeiing eyes behold 
Gentiles and Jews in Jesus' Fold. 



4 Almighty God, Thy grace proclaim 
In every clime, of every name ; 
Let adverse powers before Thee fall, 
And crown the Saviour Lord of all. 



Also the following: 

59 From the eastern mountains. 
292 O Spirit of the living God. 
327 Hail to the Lord's Anointed. 

331 Thou, Whose almighty word. 

332 Lord of all power and might. 

333 Thy kingdom come, O God. 

334 Blow ye the trumpet, blow. 
SSo God of mercy, God of grace. 

462 From all that dwell below the skies. 

569 O brothei-s, lift your voices. 

570 Christ for the world we sing. 

571 Soldiers of the cross arise. 



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270 



FOR THE JEWS. 



i.6. 



OH, that the Lord's salvation 
Were out of Si on come, 
To heal His ancient nation, 
To lead His outcasts home I 

2 How long the holy city 

Shall heathen feet profane ? 
Return, O Lord, in pity; 
Rebuild her walls again. 

3 Let fall Thy rod of terror; 

Thy saving grace impart; 
Roll back the veil of error; 
Release the fettered heart. 

4 Let Israel, home returning, 

Her lost Messiah see ; 
Give oil of joy for mourning, 
And bind Thy Chui-ch to Thee. 



271 



CM. 



WAKE, harp of Si on, wake again, 
Upon Thine ancient hill, 
On Jordan's long-deserted plain. 
By Kedron's lowly rill. 

2 The hymn shall yet in Sion swell. 

That sounds Messiah's praise. 
And Thy loved Name, Emmanuel, 
As once in ancient days. 

3 For Israel yet shall own her Kin^', 

For her, salvation waits, 
And hill and dale shall sweetly sin;r. 
With praise in all her gat«s. 

4 Oh, hasten. Lord, these promised days. 

When Israel shall rejoice; 
And Jew and Gentile join in praise. 
With one united voice ! 



272 ALMSGIVING. g. M. 

TTTE give Thee but Thine own, 
VV Whatever the gift may be: 
All that we have is Thine alune, 
A trust, O Lord, from Thee. 

2 May we Thy bounties thus 
As stewaixls true receive. 
And gladly, as Thou blesaest us. 
To Thee our first-fruits give. 
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3 Oh, hearts are bruised and dead, 

And homes ai-e bare and cold. 
And lambs for whom the Shepherd bled, 
Are straying from the Fold! 

4 To comfort and to bless, 

To find a balm for woe. 
To tend the lone and fatherless 
Is angel's work below. 

5 The captive to release. 

To God, the lost to bring, 
To teach the way of life and peace, 
It is a Christ-like thing. 

6 And we believe Thy word. 

Though dim our faith may be; 
Whate'er for Thine we do, O Lord, 
We do it unto Thee. 



273 



CM. 



FOUNTAIN of good, to own Thy love 
Our thankful hearts incline: 
What can we render, Lord, to Thee, 
When all the worlds are Thine ? 



2 But Thou hast needy brethren here, 
Paitakers of Thy grace, 
Whose names Thou wilt Thyself confess 
Before the Father's face. 



3 In each sad accent of distress 

Thy pleading voice is heard; 
In them Thou may'st be clothed and fed, 
And visited, and cheered. 

4 Help us then. Lord, Thy yoke to wear, 

And joy to do Thy will; 
Each other's burdens gladly bear. 
And love's sweet law fulfil. 

5 Thy face with reverence and with love 

We in Thy poor would see ; 
And while we minister to them, 
Would do it as to Thee. 

6 Do Thou, O Lord, our alms accept. 

And with Thy blessing speed; 
Bless us in giving; greatly bless 
Our gifts to them that need. 



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CM. 



LORD, lead the way the Saviour went, 
By lane and cell obscure, 
And let love's treasures still be spent, 
Like His, upon the poor. 

2 Like Him through scenes of deep distress, 

Who bore the world's sad weight. 
We, in their crowded loneliness, 
Would seek the desolate. 

3 For Thou hast placed us side by side. 

In this wide world of ill, 
And, that Thy followers may be tried. 
The poor ai-e with us still. 

4 Mean are all offerings we can make, 

But Thou hast taught us, Lord, 
If given for the Saviour's sake. 
They lose not their reward. 

Also the following: 

468 O Lord of heaven and earth and sea. 
401) Holy offerings rich and rare. 



6 And may Thy Holy Spirit move 
All those who live, to live in love. 
Till Thou shalt greet in heaven above 
All those who give to Thee. 



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CHARITIES. 



8.8.8.6. 



OGOD of mercy, God of might. 
In love and pity intinite, 
Teach us, as ever in Thy sight. 
To live our life to Thee. 

2 And Thou, Who cam'st on earth to die. 
That fallen man might live thereby, 
Oh, hear us, for to Thee we cry. 

In hope, O Lord, to Thee. 

3 Teach us the lesson Thou hast taught, 
To feel for those Thy blood hath bought, 
That every word, and deed, and thought 

May work a work for Thee. 

4 For all are brethren, far and wide. 
Since Thou, O Lord, for all hast died; 
Then teach us, whatsoe'er betide. 

To love them all in Thee. 

5 In sickness, sorrow, want, or care. 
Whatever it be, 'tis ours to share; 
May we, where help is needed, there 

Give help as unto Thee. 
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L.M. 



OTHOU through suffering perfect made, 
On Whom the bitter cross was laid; 
In hours of sickness, giief, and pain, 
No sufferer turns to Thee in vain. 

2 The halt, the maimed, the sick, the blind. 
Sought not in vain Thy tendance kind; 
Now in Thy poor Thyself we see, 

And minister through them to Thee. 

3 O loving Saviour, Thou canst cure 
The pains and woes Thou didst eudui'e; 
For all who need. Physician great. 
Thy healing balm we supplicate. 

4 But, oh, far more, let each keen pain 
And hour of woe be heavenly gain, 
Each stroke of Thy chastising rod 
Bring back the wanderer nearer God ! 

.") Oh, heal the bruised heart within I 
Oh, save our souls all sick with sin! 
Give life and health in bounteous store, 
That we may pi-aise Thee evermoi-e ! 



277 



D. C. M. 



THINE arm, O Lord, in days of old 
Was strong to heal and save ; 
It triumphed o'er disease and death, 

O'er darkness and the grave. 
To Thee they went, the blind, the dumb. 

The palsied and the lame. 
The leper with his tainted life. 
The sick with fevered fi-ame. 

And lo! Thy touch brought life and health. 

Gave speech, and strength, and sight; 
And youth renewed and frenzy calmed 

Owned Thee, the Lord of light. 
And now, O Lord, be near to bless, 

Almighty as of yore. 
In crowded street, by restless couch. 

As by Gennesareth's shore. 



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3 Though love and might no longer heal 

By touch, or woi*d, or look; 
Though they who do Thy work must reatl 

Thy laws in nature's book: 
Yet come to heal the sick man^s soul, 

Come, cleanse the leprous taint, 
Give joy and peace, where all is strife, 

And strength, where all Is faint. 

4 Be Thou our great deliverer still, 

Thou Lord of life and death, 
Restore and quicken, soothe and bless 

With Thine almighty breath. 
To hands that work and eyes that see. 

Give wisdom's heavenly lore. 
That whole and sick, and weak and strong, 

Alay praise Thee evermore. 



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8.7.8.' 



THOU to Whom the sick and dying 
Ever came, nor came in vain, 
Still with healing wordsj replying 
To the wearied cry of pain; 
Hear us, Jesus, as we meet, 
buppliants at Thy mercy seat, 

2 Every care, and every sorrow, 

Be it great, or be it small, 
Yesterday, to-day, to-morrow, 

When, where'er, it may befall, 
Lay we humbly at Thy feet. 
Suppliants at Thy mercy seat. 

3 Still the weary, sick, and dying 

Need a brother's, sister's care; 
On Thy higher help relying 

May we now their burden share. 
Bringing all our offerings meet. 
Suppliants at Thy mercy seat. 

4 May each child of Thine be willing, 

Willing both in hand and heart. 
All the law of love fulfilling. 
Ever comfort to impart; 
Ever bringing offerings meet. 
Suppliant to Thy mercy seat. 

5 So may sickness, sin, and sadness. 

To Thy healing virtue yield, 
Till the sick and sa<l, in gladness, 

Rescued, ransomed, cleansed, healed. 
One in Thee together meet, 
Pardoned at Thy judgment seat. 

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279 L. M. 

OGOD of mercy I hearken now : 
Before Thy throne we humbly bow ; 
With heart and voice to Thee we cry 
For all on earth who suffering lie. 

2 We seek Thee where Thou dwell'ston high. 
Beyond the glittering, starry sky: 

AVe find Thee where Thou dwell' st below 
Beside the beds of want and woe. 

3 Be ours the hearts and hands to bless 
The sorrowing sons of wretchedness; 
Send Thou the help we cannot give; 
Bid dying souls arise and live. 

4 Oh, let the healing waters spring, 
Touched by Thy pitying angel's wing; 
AVith quickening power new strength impart 
To palsied will, to withered heart. 

5 Where poverty in pain must lie, 
AVhere little suffering children cry. 
Bid us haste forth as called by Thee, 
And in Thy poor. Thyself to see. 

6 Be Thou, O God eternal, blest. 
Thy holy Name on earth conf est ! 
Echo Thy praise from every shore 
Forever and for evermore. 



[orphans.] 

280 8s. 

OTHOU, Who madest land and sea. 
And guidest all, in all their ways. 
Who hearest those who bring to Thee 
Their sacrifice of prayer and praise; 
Oh, hear Thy children as they bring 
Themselves a lowly offering! 

2 Great God, Who with a Father's love 

Dost watch o'er all created things. 
And gatherest all, below, above. 

Beneath the shadow of Thy wings; 
Protect, we pray Thee, now, and bless 
Thy children who are fatherless. 

3 Thou hearest still the eagle's cry, 

And notest e'en a sparrow's fall. 
Thy listening ear doth heed on high. 

And hearken to the raven's call; 
Then, heavenly Father, hear and bless 
Thy children who are fatherless. 



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4 Come, heavenly Father, come to-day, 
For we Thy children come to Thee, 
And Thou wilt never say us, nay. 

If come we in humility; 
New-bom in Thee, O Father, bless 
Thy children who are fatherless. 



Cast forth upon the barren strand 
Of this lone world, to Thee we fly; 

In faith and hope, we fain would stand 
Beneath Thy sheltering arm for aye ; 

Stretch forth Thy hand, and pitying bless 

Thy children who are fatherless. 



6 And may we all with joyful mind 

Our hearts as living offerings bring. 
The first-fruits of our life, to find 
A Father in our heavenly King; 
And learn in life and death to bless 
Thee, ** Father of the fatherless." 



281 



[orphans.] 



THOU Wlio with dying lips 
Thy mother didst commend 
Unto the tender care 

Of Thy beloved friend; 
Thou Who by Lazarus' grave 
In human grief didst groan, 
Turn, Lord, Thine eyes on those 
Left in the world alone. 



2 Thou Who didst call Thy Twelve 

Their home and friends to leave. 
And in Thy kingdom all, 

Yea, more than all, receive. 
To those bereft of all. 

Thy pitying love extend. 
And let them find in Thee 

Father, and home, and friend. 



3 Thou Who didst say of old, 
^* Thine orphans lend to Me; 
Unto the fatherless 

I will a Father be," 
Thy promises are sure; 

Help us to trust Thee still; 
To those who need Thee sore, 
That faithful word fulfil, 
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Thou Who in Thy stilt rest 

Our dear ones safe dost keep ; 
Thou Wlio Shalt bring them back 

One day from their long sleep, 
Oh, keep us by Thy grace. 

That we at last may be. 
When that bright morning dawns, 

At home with them and Thee. 



[temperance.] 

282 76. 

OLORD, our strength in weakness, 
We pray to Thee for grace ; 
For power to fight the battle, 
For speed to run the race ; 
When Thy baptismal waters 

Were poured upon our brow. 

We then were made Thy children. 

And pledged our earliest vow ; 

2 We then were sealed and hallowed 

By Thy life-giving word; 
Were made the Spirit's temples. 

And members of the Lord; 
With His own blood He bought us, 

And made the purchase sure; 
His are we: may He keep us 

Sober, and chaste, and pure. 

3 Conformed to His own likeness 

May we so live and die, 
Til at in the grave our bodies 

In holy peace may lie; 
And at the resurrection 

Forth from those graves may spring, 
Like to the glorious body 

Of Christ, our Loi*d aiid King. 

4 The pure in heart are blessed. 

For they shall see the Lord 
Forever and forever 

By seraphim adored; 
And they shall drink the pleasures, 

Such as no tongue can tell, 
From the clear crystal river. 

And life's eternal well. 



[temperance.] 

283 L. M. 

WHEN, doomed to death, the apostle lay 
At night in Herod's dungeon cell, 
A light shone round him like the day. 
And from his limbs the fetters fell. 



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'2 A messenger from God was there, 

To break his chain and bid him rise; 
And lo! the saint, as free as air, 

Walked forth beneath the open skies. 

3 Chains yet more strong and cruel bind 

The victims of that deadly thirst 
AVliich drowns the soul, and from the mind 
Blots the bright image stamped at first. 

4 O God of love and mercy, deign 

To look on those with pitying eye 
Who struggle with that fatal chain. 
And send them succor from on high I 

5 Send down, in its resistless might, 

Thy gracious Spirit, we implore, 

And lead the captive forth to light, 

A rescued soul, a slave no morel 



DIVINITY SCHOOLS. 

284 lOs. 

GOD of the prophets ! Bless the prophets' 
sons: 
Elijah's mantle o'er EHsha cast; 
Each age its solemn task may claim but once : 
Make each a nobler, stronger than the last! 



2 Anoint them prophets! Make their ears 

attend 
To Thy divinest speech; their hearts 

awake 
To human need; their lips make eloquent 
To assure the right, and every evil break. 

3 Anoint them priests! Strong intercessora 

they 
For pardon, and for charity and peace ! 
Ah, if with them the world might pass, 

astray. 
Into the dear Christ's life of sacrifice! 



4 Anoint them kings! Aye kingly kings O 
Lord! 
Anoint them with the spirit of Thy Son: 
Theirs, not a jeweled crown, a blood stained 
sword ; 
Theirs, by sweet love, for Christ a king- 
dom won. 
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I 5 Make them apostles ! Heralds of Thy cross, 
Forth may they go to tell all realms Thy 
grace; 
Inspired of Thee, may they count all but 
loss, 

j And stand at last with joy before Tliy 
face. 

6 O mighty age of prophet-kings, return ! 
O truth, O faith enrich our urgent time ! 
Lord Jesus Christ, again with us sojourn; 
A weary world awaits Thy reign sublime ! 



IV. STije 3&olg J^criptures. 



285 



CM. 



LAMP of our feet, whereby we trace 
Our path when wont to stray; . 
Stream from the fount of heavenly grace, 
Brook by the traveller's way; 

2 Bread of our souls, whereon we feed, 

True manna from on high; 
Our guide and chart, wherein we read 
Of realms beyond the sky; 

3 Pillar of fire, through watches dark, 

And radiant cloud by day; 
When waves would 'whelm'our tossing bark. 
Our anchor and our stay: 

4 Word of the everlasting God, 

Will of His glorious Son; 
Without thee how could earth be trod, 
Or heaven itself be won ? 

5 Lord, grant us all aright to learn 

The wisdom it imparts; 
And to its heavenly teaching turn, 
With simple, childlike hearts. 



286 



Cs. 



LORD, Thy Word abideth, 
And our footsteps guideth ; 
Who its truth believeth 
Light and joy receiveth. 

2 When our foes are near us, 
Then Thy Word doth cheer us, 
Word of consolation, 
Message of salvation. 



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3 When the storms are o'er us, 
And dark clouds before us, 
Then its light directeth, 
And our way protecteth. 

4 Who can tell the pleasure, 
Who recount the treasure, 
By Thy Word imparted 
To the simple-hearted ? 

5 Word of mercy, giving 
Succor to the living; 
AVord of life, supplying 
Comfort to the dying ! 

6 Oh, that we discerniug 
Its most holy learning, 

Lord, may love and fear Thee ! 
Evermore be near Thee ! 



287 



CM. 



FATHER of mercies! in Thy Word 
What endless glory shines! 
Forever be Thy Name adored 
For these celestial lines. 

2 Here the Redeemer's welcome voice 
Spreads heavenly peace around; 
And life and everlasting joys 
Attend the blissful sound. 



3 Oh, may these heavenly pages be 

My ever dear delight; 
And still new beauties may I see, 
And still increasing light. 

4 Divine Instructor, gracious Lord, 

Be Thou forever near; 
Teach me to love Thy sacred Word, 
And view my Saviour there. 



288 



OWORD of God incarnate, 
O Wisdom from on high, 
O Truth unchanged, unchanging, 

O Light of our dark sky ; 
We praise Thee for the radiance 
That from the hallowed page, 
A lantern to our footsteps, 
Shines on from age to age. 
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2 The Church from her dear Master 

Received the gift divine, 
And still that light she lifteth 

O'er all the earth to shine. 
It is the golden casket 

Where gems of truth are stored, 
It is the heaven-drawn picture 

Of Christ, the living Word. 

3 It floateth like a banner 

Before God's host unfurled; 
It shineth like a beacon 

Above the darkling world ; 
It is the chart and compass 

That o'er life's surging sea, 
Mid mists, and rocks, and quicksands 

Still guides, O Christ, to Thee. 

4 Oh, make Thy Church, dear Saviour, 

A lamp of purest gold. 
To bear before the nations 

Thy true light as of old; 
Oh, teach Thy wandering pilgrims 

By this, their path to trace. 
Till, clouds and darkness ended, 

They see Thee face to face. 

Also the following: 

68 Not by Thy mighty hand. 
485 Come pure hearts in sweetest measures. 



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289 



ORDINATION. 



7.6. 



LORD of the living harvest 
That whitens o'er the plain, 
Where angels soon shall gather 

Their sheaves of golden gi'ain; 
Accept these hands to labor, 

These hearts to trust and love, 
And deign with them to hasten 
Thy kingdom from above. 

As laborers in Thy vineyard 

Still faithful may they be, 
Ccmtent to bear the burden 

Of weary days for Thee; 
To ask no other wages, 

When Thou shalt call them home, 
But to have shared the travail 

Which makes Thy kingdom come. 



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3 Come down, Thou Holy Spirit, 

And fill their souls with light, 
Clothe them in spotless raiment, 

In vesture clean and white; 
Within Thy sacred temple 

Be with them where they stand. 
To guide and teach Thy people 

Throughout our native land. 

4 Be with them, God the Father I 

Be with them, God the Son! 
And God the Holy Spirit! 

Most blessed Three in One I 
Make them a holy priesthood, 

Thee humbly to adore. 
And fill them with Thy fullness 

Both now and evermore 1 



290 L.M. 

BOW down Thine ear, almighty Lord, 
And hear Thy Church's suppliant cry 
For all who preach Thy saving word. 
And wait upon Thy ministry. 

2 In mercy, Father, now give heed. 

And pour Thy quickening Spirit's breath 
On those whom Thou dost call to feed 
Thy flock redeemed by Jesus' death. 

3 O Saviour, from Thy pierced hand 

Shed o'er them all Thy gifts divine: 
That those who in Thy presence stand 
May do Thy will with love like Thine. 

4 Blest Spirit, in their hearts abide, 

And give them grace to watch and pray; 
That as they seek Thy flock to guide, 
Themselves may keep the narrow way. 

5 O God, Thy strength and mercy send 

To shield them in their strife with sin; 
a Grant them, enduring to the end. 
The crown of life at last to win. 

291 L. M. 

FATHER of mercies, bow Thine ear, 
Attentive to our earnest prayer: 
We plead for those who plead for Thee; 
Successful pleaders may they be I 

2 How ^reat their work, how vast their charge I 
Do Thou their anxious souls enlarge: 
Their best acquirements are our gain; 
We share the blessings they obtain. 
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3 Clothe, then, with energy divine 

I Their words, and let those words be Thine ; 

To them Thy sacred truth reveal, 
I Suppress their fear, inflame their zeal. 

4 Teach them to sow the precious seed ; 
Teach them Thy chosen flock to feed ; 
Teach them immortal souls to gain. 
Souls that will well reward their pain. 

5 Let thronging multitudes around 
Hear from their lips the joyful sound; 
In humble strains thy grace implore, 
And feel Thy new-creating power. 

6 Let sinners break their massy chains. 
Distressed souls forget their pains; 

Let light through distant realms be spread. 
And Sion rear her drooping head. 



292 L. M. 

SPIRIT of the living God, 
In all Thy plenitude of grace, 
Where'er the foot of man hath trod. 
Descend on our apostate race. 

2 Give tongues of fire and hearts of love, 

To preach the reconciling word ; 
Give power and unction from above. 
Where'er the joyful sound is heard. 

3 Be darkness, at Thy coming, light; 

Confusion, order, in Thy path ; 
Souls without strength inspire with might. 
Bid mercy triumph over wrath. 

4 Convert the nations ! far and nigh 

The triumphs of the cross record ; 
The Name of Jesus glorify. 
Till every people call Ilim Lord. 

293 P. M. 

COME, Holy Ghost, our souls inspire, 
And lighten with celestial fire. 

2 Thou the anointing Spirit art, 

Who dost Thy sevenfold gifts impart. 

3 Thy blessed unction from above 
Is comfort, life, and fire of love. 

4 Enable with perpetual light 

The dullness of our blinded sight. 



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5 Anoint and cheer our soiled face 
With the abundance of Thy grace. 

6 Keep far our foes, give peace at home: 
Where Thou ail guide, no ill can come. 

7 Teach us to know the Father, Son, 
And Thee of both to be but One, 

8 That, through the ages all along. 
This may be our endless song; 

9 Praise to Thy eternal merit, 
Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. 

Also the following: 
485 Come, pure hearts, in sweetest measures. 
571 Soldiers of the cross, arise. 
574 Go labor on, spend and be «pent. 
577 Lord speak to me that I may speak. 



INSTITUTION OF MINISTERS. 

294 



7s. 



HEAVENLY Shepherd, Thee we pray 
For Thy servant here to-day: . 
By the cross upon his brow, 
By his ordination vow, 
By the prayers whicli we have prayed 
For the Holy Spirit's aid. 
By the deep and fervent love 
Owing to his Lord above, 
Gi*ant him faithful watch to keep. 
Tend Thy lambs, and feed Thy sheep. 

2 From the silent power of sin 
Lurking secretly within, 

May tlie grace that flows from Thee, 
Heavenly Shepherd, set him free; 
By tlie blessing on him breathed, 
By the charge to him bequeathed, 
Thou the Way, the Truth, the Life, 
Gird him for the sacred strife. 
Aye his faithful watch to keep, 
Tend Thy lambs, and feed Thy sheep. 

3 Speed him on his life-long way. 
Speed him whom we speed to-day; 
Thou, the gracious, loving Lord, 
Give him souls for his reward : 
Till he win the promised crown. 
When he lays his burden down 
Humbly at his Saviour's feet. 
Low before the mercy-seat: 

Give him, Lord, Thy grace to keep. 
Tend Tliy lambs, and feed Thy sheep. 
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4 To the blessed Trinity 
Now let praise and gfory be, 
In Whose Name we meet to-day 
For our guidance, as we pray, " 
That we may, in all we do. 
Pastor, and his flock, be true; 
True to man in heavenly love, 
True to Thee, our God, above, 
Till we, sheep and shepherd, meet. 
Ransomed, at Thy judgment seat. 



LAYING OF A CORNER STONE. 

295 L. M. 

OLORD of hosts. Whose glory fills 
The bounds of the etemaf hills, 
And yet voucli safes, in Christian lands. 
To dwell in temples made with hands; 

2 Grant that all we who here to-day 
Rejoicing this foundation lay. 
May be in very deed Thine own. 
Built on the precious Conier-stone. 

3 Endue the creatures with Thy grace, 
That shall adorn Thy dwelling-place; 
The beauty of the oak and pine. 

The gold and silver, make them Thine. 

4 To Thee they all pertain; to Thee 
The treasures of the earth aud sea; 
And when we bring them to Thy throne, 
We but present Thee with Thine own. 

5 The minds that guide, endue with skill ; 
The hands that work, preserve from ill ; 
That we, who these foundations lay, 
May raise the top-stone in its day. 

Both now and ev^r, Lord, protect 
The temple of Thine own elect; 
Be Thou in them, and they in Thee, 
O ever blessM Trinity! 



296 



8.7. 



IN tlie Name which earth and heaven 
Ever worship, praise, and fear. 
Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, 

Shall a house be builded here : 
Here with prayer its deep foundations, 

In the faith of Christ, we lay, 

Trusting by His help to crown it 

With the top-stone in its day. 



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2 Here as in their due succession 

Stone on stone the workmen place, 
Thus, we pray, unseen but surely, 

Jesus, build us up in gi^ace; 
Till, within these walls completed, 

We complete in Thee are found ; 
And to Thee, the one Foundation, 

Strong and living stones, are bound. 

3 Fair shall be Thine earthly temple: 

Here th.e careless passer-by 
Shall bethink him, in its beauty, 

Of the holier house on high; 
TVeary hearts and troubled spirits 

Here shall find a still retreat; 
Sinful souls shall bring their burden 

Here to the Absolver's feet. 

4 Yet with truer, nobler beauty. 

Lord, we pray, this house adorn, 
Where Thy Bride, Thy Church redeemed, 

Robes lier for her marriage morn ; 
Clothed in garments of salvation. 

Rich with gems of heavenly grace. 
Spouse of Christ, arrayed and waiting 

Till she may behold His face. 

5 Here in due and solemn order 

May her ceaseless prayer arise; 
Here may strains of holy gladness 

Lift her heart above the skies; 
Here the word of life be spoken; 

Here the child of God be sealed; 
Here the bread of heaven be broken, 
**Till He come," Himself revealed. 

6 Praise to Thee, O Master-Builder, 

Maker of the eai*th and skies; 
Praise to Thee, in W^hom Thy temple 

Fitly framed togetlier lies; 
Praise to Thee, eternal Spirit, 

Binding all that lives in one: 
Till our earthly praise be ended. 

And the eternal song begun ! 

297 L. M. 

OTHOU, in Whom alone is found 
The strength by which our toil is blest. 
Upon this consecrated ground 
Xow bid Thy cloud of glory rest. 

2 In Thy great Name we place this stone ; 
To Thy great truth these walls we rear; 
Long may they make Thy glory known. 
And long our Saviour triumph here. 
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3 And while Thy sons, from earth apart. 

Here seek the truth from heaven that 
sprung, 
Fill with Thy Spirit every heart, 
With living hre touch every tongue. 

4 Lord, feed Thy Church with peace and love; 

Let sin and error pass away, 
Till truth's full influence from above 
Rejoice the earth with cloudless day. 



298 



6.6.6.6.8.8. 



CHRIST is our corner-stone, 
On Him alone we build : 
With His true saints alone 

The courts of heaven are filled; 
On His great love our hopes we place, 
Of present grace and joys above. 

2 Oh, then with hymns of pmise 

These hallowed courts shall ring ; 
Our voices we will raise 

The Three in One to sing, 
And thus proclaim in joyful song. 
Both loud and long, that glorious Name. 

3 Here, gracious God, do Thou 

For evermore draw nigh ; 
Accept each faithful vow. 

And mark each suppliant sigh; 
In copious shower on all who pray. 
Each holy day Thy blessings pour. 

4 Here may we gain from heaven, 

The grace which we implore; 
And may that grace, once given. 

Be with us evennore ; 
Until that day, when all the blest 
To endless rest are called away. 



CONSECRATION OF CHURCHES. 

299 L.M. 

THY Temple is not made with hands, 
'Tis lit by many a golden star; 
The purple heights of mountain lands 
Its everlasting pillars are. 

2 Thee, highest heaven cannot contain, 
Great Lord of earth, and sky, and seal 
Yet enter in, Jind bless the fane 
Adoring hands have reared for Thee. 



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3 [*Unworthy gift and touched with fears, 

And memories of our loved at rest; 

Draw nigh, O Lord, and dry our tears, 

And be Thy presence here conf est. ] 

4 For welcome to the babe new born, 

For strengthening hands on bended head. 
For blessings on the marriage morn, 
And sweet words whispered o'er the dead ; 

5 For food divine to souls sufficed. 

For words that warn, for prayers that 
press, 
Arise and enter in, O Christ! 
And with Thy presence all things bless. 

6 So praise to Thy great Name shall rise 

Up from these walls, this sacred floor. 
Who made. Who saves. Who sanctifies. 
Forever and for evermore. 

• To be used of a memorial oharch. 



300 L. M. 

JESU! wherever Thy people meet. 
There they behold Thy mercy-seat; 
Where'er they seek Thee, Thou art found. 
And every place is hallowed ground. 

2 And since within no walls confined. 
Thou dwellest in the humble mind: 
Let all within Thy house who come. 
Departing, take Thee to their home. 

3 Yet everywhere Thou guid'st Thine own 
To raise for Thee an earthly throne ; 
And where Thy Name Thou dost record. 
There Thou wilt come and bless tliem. Lord ! 

4 [*Behold, at Thy commanding word. 
We stretch the curtain and the cord; 
Come Thou and fill this wider space. 
And bless us with a large increase.] 

5 Great Shepherd of Thy chosen few, 
Thy former mercies here renew; 
And here to wayward hearts proclaim 
The sweetness of Thy saving Name ! 

6 Here may we prove the miglit of prayer. 
To strengthen faith and sweeten care : 
To teacli our faint desires to rise. 
And bring all heaven before our eyes! 

•For enlargement of the Church. 
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7 Here to the babe new-born on earth. 
Grant Thou the newer, better birth ; 
By water and the Holy Gliost 
Restoring all that Adam lost. 

8 Here to the weary, hungry soul. 

Give Thou the gift that maketh whole; 
The bread that is Christ's flesh, for food, 
The wine that is the Saviour's blood. 

9 Lord, we are few, but Thou art near; 
Nor short Thine arm, nor deaf Thine ear: 
Oh, rend the heavens, come quickly down^ 
And make a thousand hearts Thine own I 



301 L M. 

COME, Jesus, from the sapphire throne. 
Where Thy redeemed behold Thy face. 
Enter this temple, now Thine own, 
And let Thy glory fill the place. 

2 We praise Thee that to-day we see 

Its sacred walls before Thee stand ; 

'Tis Thine for us: 'tis ours for Thei ; 

Reared by Thy kind assisting hand. 

3 Oft as returns the day of rest. 

Let heartfelt woi-ship here ascend ; 
With Thine own joy fill every breast. 
With Thine own power Thy word atteml. 

4 Here in the dark and sorrowing day, 

Bid Thou the throbbing heart be still; 
Oh, wipe the mourner's tears away, 
And give new strength to meet Thy will. 

! o When round this Board Thine own shall 
I meet, 

And keep the feast of dying love, 
I Be our communion ever sweet ' 
I With Thee, and with Thy Church above. 

Come, faithful Shepherd, feed Thy sheep; 
j In Thine own arms the lambs enfold; 

Give help to climb the heavenward steeps 
Till Thy full glory we behold. 



302 



8.7. 



GOD of love, our Father, Saviour, 
Holy Spirit Thee we pi*aise! 
Triune God, all tliought transcending, 

Fain would we a temple raise 
Worthy of Thy loving-kindness, 
Hallowed through all earthly days ! 



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2 Make these stones a hallowed symbol, 

Saints of God who run may read, 
Types of those whom, blest Redeemer, 

Thou from sin and woe hast freed, 
Pillars Thou hast hewn and shapen. 

Thine elect in very deed ! 

3 Lord ! restore the gates of Sion, 

Let her courts v^h praise resound ! 
May Thy light and love descending 

Shed their radiant joys around, 
So shall man reveal Thy glor>' : 

Earth, like heaven, be hallowed ground ! 

Also the following: 

382 Spirit divine, attend our prayers. 
470 Oh, with due reverence let us all. 

472 In loud exalted strains. 

473 Christ is made the sure foundation. 

474 We love the place, O God. 
477 Pleasant are Thy courts above. 



RESTORATION OF A CHURCH. 

303 8.7. 

LIFT the strain of high thanksgiving ! 
Tread with songs the hallowed way! 
Praise our fathers' God, for mercies 

Xew to us their sons to-day: 
Here they built for Him a dwelling. 

Served Him here in ages past, 
Fixed it for His sure possession. 
Holy ground, while time shall last. 

2 When the years had wrought their changes, 

He, our own unchanging God, 
Thought on this His habitation. 

Looked on His decayed abode; 
Heard our prayers, and helped our counsels, 

Blessed the silver and the gold, 
Till once more His house is standing 

Firm and stately as of old. 

3 Entering then Thy gates with praises, 

Lord, be ours Thine Israel's prayer: 
** Rise into Thy place of resting, 

Shew Thy promised presence there!" 
Let the gracious word be spoken 
Here, as once on Sion's height, 
" This shall be My rest forever. 
This My dwelling of delight '^ 
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4 Fill this latter house with glory 

Greater than the former knew ; 
Clothe with righteousness its priesthood, 

Guide us all to reverence true ; 
Let Thy Holy One's anointing 

Here its sevenfold blessing shed ; 
Spread for us the heavenly banquet, 

Satisfy Thy poor with bread. 

'} Praise to Thee, almighty Father, 

Praise to Thee, eternal Son, 
Praise to Thee, all-quickening Spirit, 

Ever blessM Three in One : 
Threefold Power and Grace and Wisdom, 

Moulding out of sinful clay. 
Living stones for that true temple 

Which shall never know decay. 



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PIRIT of truth, we call 
On Thee this house to bless. 
Give wisdom, strength and grace to all 
Who here Thy Name confess. 



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2 Spirit of mercy, bring 

Thy balm the sick to heal; 
And make the weary ones to sing, 
Who shall Thy presence feel. 

3 Spirit of peace descend. 

Thyself the heavenly Dove; 
Let care for souls and bodies blend 
In ministries of love. 

4 Spirit of Christ abide 

In every heart alway; 
And crown, O Jesus crucified. 
The work begun to-day. 

[home for the aged.] 

305 7s. 

LORD of life, of love, of light, 
Clothed in mercy, armed with might, 
Worshij) centres at Thy throne, 
Praise belongs to Thee alone! 
Be this house forever Thine: 
Through it let Thy favor shine; 
Feed the souls that here shall meet. 
From Thy bounty pure and sweet. 



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2 Write salvation on these walls; 
Succor those whom sin enthralls ; 
Lightened with celestial rays, 
Let these gates reflect Thy praise. 
Thou Who dwellest where is sung 
Praise to Thee by human tongue, 
With the presence of Thy grace 
Dwell henceforth w^ithin this place. 

3 On Thine aged servants, pour 
Richest mercies from Thy store. 
And till life's brief hour shall end. 
Be their Guardian, Saviour, Friend. 
Father holy! Christ most blest I 
Evermore within us rest! 

Spirit pure, illume our ways 
With Thy bright, celestial rays ! 



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OThou, in Whom Thy saints repose. 
When life's brief conflict finds its close ; 
Behold us met before Thy face 
To hallow this their resting-place: 
Safe are the souls whom Thou dost keep; 
And safely here their dust shall sleep. 

2 Thou knowest, Lord, — for Thou hast wept 
Beside the tomb where Lazarus slept, — 
What tears must flow, what hearts must 

bleed, 
When here we sow the precious seed : 
Thou still rememberest, on Thy throne, 
Thy garden grave and sealtid stone. 

3 Bid then Thy hosts encamp around 
This chosen spot of holy ground: 
Here let calm hope with memory dwell, 
And faith of heavenly comfort tell : 

No thought of ill, no footstep rude 
Profane the sacred solitude. 

4 Here when Thy mourners shall repair 
In lonely grief and trembling pi-ayer. 
Lift Thou sad hearts and streaming eyes 
To tliose fair glades of Paradise, 
Where safe within the guarded gate 
Thy ransomed souls in patience wait. 

5 And when the valley, thick with corn. 
Shall joy to see Thy harvest-mom. 
Here may the angel-reapers find 
Full many a sheaf for Thee to bind, 
And in Thy golden garner store. 
Gathered and safe for evermore. 

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307 8.7. 

RAISED between the earth and heaven, 
Now our bells are set on high ; 
In the Name of Him Who giveth 
Skill, and strength, and industiy. 

2 For His praise we meekly lay them 

As a gift beneath His throne; 

All their sweet and noblest music 

Shall resound for Him alone. 

3 Faithful men afar shall listen, 

'Mid their daily toil or rest, 
While the melody shall bid them 
Love the Church where all are blest. 

4 E^^rth's rejoicings, bright and holy, 

Shall be signed with joyful peal; 
And the music from the steeple 
Shall our faith and love reveal. 

5 They who languish, sick and lonely, 

Shall be minded, as they sigh. 

Of the Church's one communion, 

God's true home and family. 

When the spirits of the faithful 
Pass away to light and peace; 
Solemn tones shall then forewarn us. 
Soon our life and work must cease. 

7 May these loud and well-tuned voices, 
Pealing forth In grand accord. 
Lift our hearts through joy and sorrow 
To Thy tlirone, most gracious Lord. 

[an organ.] 

308 P.M. 

ANGEL-VOICES, ever singing 
Round Thy throne of light: 
Angel-harps, forever ringing. 

Rest not day nor night; 
Thousands only live to bless Thee, 
And confess Thee 
Lord of might! 

2 Lord, we know Thy love rejoices 
O'er each work of Thine; 
Thou didst ears, and hands, and voices 

For Thy praise combine; 
Craftsman's art and music's measure 
For Thy pleasure 
Didst design. 



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3 Here, gjreat God, to-dav we offer 

Of Thine own to Thee; 
And for Thine acceptance proffer, 

All unworthily, 
Hearts and minds, and hands and voices, 
In our choicest 
Melody. 

4 Honor, glory, might, and merit. 

Thine shall ever be ! 
Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, 

Blessed Trinity ! 
Of the best that Thou hast given. 
Earth and heaven 
Render Thee! 



TRAVELLERS BY SEA OR LAND. 



309 



CM. 



OLORD, be with us when we sail 
Upon the lonely deep. 
Our guard when on the silent deck 
The nightly watch we keep. 

2 We need not fear, though all around, 

'Mid rising winds, we hear 

The multitude of waters surge; 

For Thou, O God, art near. 

3 The calm, the breeze, the gale, the storm. 

The ocean and the land. 
All, all are Thine, and held within 
The hollow of Thy hand. 

4 As when on blue Gennesaret 

Rose high the angry wave. 
And Thy disciples quailed in dread. 
One word of Thine could save ; 

5 So when the fiercer storms arise 

From man's unbridled will. 
Be Thou, Lord, i)resent in our hearts 
To whisper, ** Peace, be still." 

*If duty calls, from threatened strife 
To guard our native shore. 
And shot and shell are answering 
The booming cannon's roar; 

7 Be Thou the mainguard of our host 
Till war and dangei*s cease, 
Defend the right, put up the sword, 
And through the world make peace. 

* To be added in time of war. 
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8 Across this troubled tide of life 
Thyself our pilot be. 
Until we reach that better land. 
The land that knows no sea. 



310 8s. 

ETERNAL Father! strong to save, 
Whose arm hath bound the restless 
wave. 
Who bid' St the mighty ocean deep 
Its own appointed limits keep; 

Oh, hear us when we cry to Theo 
For those who sail upon the sea! 

2 O Christ ! Whose voice the waters heard 
And hushed their raging at Thy word, 
Who walked' st on the foaming deep. 
And calm amidst its rage didst sleep; 

Oh, hear us when we cry to Thee 
For those who sail upon the sea ! 

3 Most Holy Spirit! Who didst brood 
Upon the chaos dark and rude. 
And bid its angry tumult cease. 
And give, for wild confusion, peace; 

Oh, hear us when we cry to Thee 
For those who sail upon the sea! 

4 O Trinity of love and powei! 

Our brethren shield in danger's hour; 
From rock and tempest, lire and foe, 
Protect them whereso'er they go; 
Thus evermore shall rise to Thee 
Glad hymns of praise from land and sea ! 



311 LM. 

ALMIGHTY Father, hear our cry. 
As o'er the trackless deep we roam; 
Be Thou our haven always nigh. 
On homeless waters. Thou our home. 

2 O Jesus, Saviour, at Wliose voice 

1 The tempest sank to perfect rest, 

' Bid Thou the fearful heart rejoice, 

And cleanse and calm the troubled breast. 

3 O Holy Ghost, beneath Whose power 

The' ocean woke to life and liglrt. 
Command Thy blessing in this hour. 
Thy fostering warmth, Thy quickening 
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4 Great God of our salvation, Thee 
We love, we worehlp, we adore; 
Our refuge on time's changeful sea, 
Our joy on heaven's eternal -shore. 



312 L. M. 

WHILE o'er the deep Thy servants sail, 
Send Thou, O Lord, the prosperous 
gale; 
And on their hearts, where'er they go, 
Oh, let Thy heavenly breezes blow. 

2 If on the morning's wings they fly. 
They will not pass beyond Thine eye: 

The wanderer's prayer Thou bend'st to hear. 
And faith exults to know Thee near. 

3 When tempests rock the groaning bark, 
Oh, hide them safe in Jesus' ark! 
When in the tempting port they ride, 
Oh, keep them safe at Jesus' side! 

4 If life's wide ocean smile or roar, 
Still guide them to the heavenly shore; 
And grant their dust in Christ may sleep, 
Abroad, at home, or in the deep. 



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SAFE upon the billowy deep. 
Loving Lord, Thy servants keep ; 
Helpless, trusting pilgrims they. 
Guard them on their watery way. 

2 In the morning fill their sails. 
Mid the dark send favoring gales; 
If their sky be overcast. 

Calm the waves, and still the blast. 

3 Let Thy sunshine guide by day; 
Send at eve the starry ray ; 
Through the watches of the night, 
Be Thou, Lord, their shining liglit. 

4 Thus as hour by hour rolls by 
Watch them with Thy sleepless eye: 
Guide w^ith Thine almighty hand 
Safe unto the haven-land. 

5 And at last, life's voyage o'er. 
Take us to the heavenly shore, 
Safe in port, to dwell with Thee 
Where there shall be **no more sea." 

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8.8.8.8.8.8.8.7. 



O MIGHTY God, Creator, King, 
Who rulest over sea and land. 
And dost the ocean deeps sustain 

Within the hollow of Thine hand; 
Oh, hear us as we cry to Thee 
For those who traverse land or sea, 
That they may now and ever be 
Safe in Thy holy keeping. 

2 And Thou Wlio cam'st on earth to breathe 

The breath of peace o'er heath and hill, 
Didst walk upon the angry wave, 

And bid the troubled sea ** be still; " 
Oh, hear us as we cry to Thee 
For those who traverse land or sea. 
That they may now and ever be 
Safe in Thy holy keeping. 

3 Wlierever danger threatens, then, 

O Holy Spirit, be Thou there. 
And breathe into each trembling heart 

The will and power of fervent prayer; 
That we and all who cry to Thee, 
With those who traverse land or sea. 
Both now and evermore may be, 
O ever Blessed Trinity, 

Safe in Thy holy keeping. 



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315 11.10. 

ANCIENT of days, Wlio sittest, throned 
in glory; 
To Thee all knees are bent, all voices pray ; 
Thy love has blessed the wide world's won- 
drous story. 
With light and life since Eden's dawning 
day. 

2 O Holy Father, Who hast led Thy children 

In all the ages, with the Fire and Cloud, 
Through seas dry-shod; through weary 

wastes bewildering; 
To Thee, in reverent love, our hearts are 

bowed. 

3 O Holy Jesus, Prince of Peace and Saviour, 

To Thee we owe the peace that still pre- 
vails. 
Stilling the rude wills of men's wild behavior, 

And calming passion's fierce and stormy 
gales. 



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4 O Holy Ghost, tlie Lord and the Life-giver, 

Thine is the quickening power that gives 

increase : 
From Thee have flowed, as from a pleasant 

river, 
Our plenty, wealth, prosperity and peace. 

5 O Triune God, with heart and voice adoring, 

Praise we the goodness that doth crown 
our days; 
Pray we, that Thou wilt hear us, still im- 
ploring 

Thy love and favor, kept to us always. 



316 



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CHRIST, Whose glory fills the skies, 
Christ, the true, the only light. 
Sun of Righteousness, arise ! 

Triumph o'er the shades of night! 
Day-spring from on high, be near; 
Day-star, in my heart appear. 

2 Dark and cheerless is the morn 

Unaccompanied by Thee; 
Joyless is the day's return, 

Till Thy mercy's beams I see; 
Till Thou inward light impart. 
Glad my eyes, and warm my heart. 

3 Visit then this soul of mine! 

Pierce the gloom of sin and grief! 
Fill me. Radiancy divine! 

Scatter all my unbelief! 
More and more Thyself display. 
Shining to the perfect day ! 



317 



L.M. 



4 Lord of all life, below, above, 

Whose light is truth. Whose warmth is love. 
Before Thy ever-blazing throne 
We ask no lustre of our own. 

5 Grant us Thy truth to make us free. 
And kindling hearts that burn for Thee, 
Till all Thy living altars claim 

One holy light, one heavenly Hame ! 



318 8s. 

OH, who like Thee, so calm, so bright. 
Lord Jesus Christ, Thou Light of Light ! 
Oh, who like Thee did ever go 
So patient through a world of woe I 
So meek, so lowly, yet so high. 
So glorious in humility. 

2 O wondrous Lord, our souls would be 
Still more and more conformed to Thee ; 
Would lose the pride, the taint of sin. 
That burns these fevered veins within; 
And learn of Thee, the lowly One, 
And like Thee all our journey run. 

3 Oh, grant us ever on the road 

To trace the footsteps of our God ; 
That when Thou shalt appear, arrayed 
In light to judge the quick and dead. 
We may to life immortal soar, 
Through Thee, who livest evermore. 



319 



L.M. 



WHERE'ER have trod Thy sacred feet, 
Teach us, O Lord, Thy steps to trace. 
Where men in busy concourse meet, 
Or in the lonely wilderness. 



LORD of all being; throned afar, 2 Bid us with Thee to watch and prav, 

Thy glory flames from sun and star; with Thee to die, with Thee to rise. 



Centre and soul t)f every sphere, 
Yet to each loving heart how near! 

2 Sun of our life, Thy quickening ray 
Sheds on our path the glow of day ; 
Star of our hope. Thy softened light 
Cheers the long watches of the night. 

3 Our midnight is Thy smile withdrawn; 
Our noontide is Thy gracious dawn; 
Our rainbow arch. Thy mercy's sign; 
All, save the clouds of sin, are Thine I 

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With Thee to bear our cross each day, 
With Thee to soar beyond the skies. 

3 Where'er Thou art may we remain; 

Where'er Thou goest may we go: 

With Thee, O Lord, no grief is pain; 

Away from Thee, all joy is woe. 

4 Oh, may we in each holy tide. 

Each solemn season, dwell with Thee I 
Content if only by Thy side 
In life or death we still may be. 



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HOSANNA to the living Lord ! 
Hosanna to the incarnate Word ! 
To Christ, Creator, Saviour, King, 
Let earth, let heaven, Hosanna sing! 
Hosanna, Lord! Hosanna in the highest! 

2 Hosanna, Lord! Thine angels cry; 
Hosanna, Lord! Thy saints reply; 
Above, beneath us, and around. 
The dead and living swell the sound; 

Hosanna, Lord! Hosanna in the highest! 

3 O Saviour, witli protecting care, 
Return to this Thy house of prayer: 
Assembled in Thy sacred Xame, 
Where we Thy parting promise claim: 

Hosanna, Lord! Hosanna in the highest! 

4 But, chiefest, in our cleansed breast. 
Eternal! bid Thy Spirit rest; 

And make our secret soul to be 
A temple pure, and worthy Thee. 
Hosanna, Lord! Hosanna in the highest! 

5 So in the last and dreadful day, 

When earth and heaven shall melt away. 
Thy flock, redeemed from sinful stain, 
Shall swell the sound of praise again. 
Hosanna, Lord! Hosanna in the highest! 



321 P.M. 

THOU art coming, O my Saviour! 
Thou art coming, O my King! 
In Thy beauty all-resplendent. 
In Thy glory all-transcendent; 

Well may we rejoice and sing; 
Coming: in the opening east 

Herald brightness slowly swells; 
Coming: O Thou glorious Priest! 
Hear we not Thy golden bells ? 



2 Thou art coming, Thou art coming; 

AVe shall meet Thee on Thy way ; 
We shall see Thee, we shall know Thee, 
We shall bless Thee, we shall show Thee 

All our hearts could never say; 
What an anthem that will be. 

Music rapturously sweet. 
Pouring out our love to Thee 

At Thine own all-glorious feet. 
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3 Thou art coming; at Thy table 

We are witnesses for this ; 
While remembering hearts Thou meetest 
In communion clearest, sweetest. 

Earnest of our coming bliss; 
Showing not Thy death alone. 

And Thy love exceeding great, 
But Thy coming, and Thy throne, 

All for which we long and wait. 

4 Thou art coming; we are waiting 

With a hope that cannot fail ; 
Asking not the day or hour. 
Resting on Thy word of power. 

Anchored safe within the veil. 
Time appointed may be long, 

But the vision must be sure ; 
Certainty shall make us strong. 

Joyful patience can endure. 

5 Oh, the joy to see Thee reigning. 

Thee, our own belovM Lord ! 
Every tongue Thy Name confessing, 
Worship, honor, glory, blessing 

Brought to Thee with one accord; 
Thee, our Master, and our Friend, 

Vindicated and enthroned; 
Unto earth's remotest end 

Glorified, adored, and owned ! 



322 87. 

JESUS came; the heavens adoring: 
Came with peace from realms on high ; 
Jesus came for man's redemption, 

Lowly came on earth to die : 
Alleluia! Alleluia! 
Came in deep humility. 

2 Jesus comes again in mercy. 

When our hearts are bowed with care ; 
Jesus comes again in answer 

To an earnest, heart^felt prayer; 
Alleluia! Alleluia! 

Comes to save us from despair. 

3 Jesus comes to hearts rejoicing, 

Bringing news of sins forgiven; 
Jesus comes in sounds of gladness, 

Leading souls redeemed to heaven; 
Alleluia! Alleluia! 

Now the gate of death is riven. 



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4 Jesiis comes in joy and sorrow, 

Shares alike our liopes and fears; 
Jesus comes, whate'er befalls us, 

Glads our hearts, and dries our tears; 
Alleluia! Alleluia I 

Cheering e'en our failing years. 

5 Jesus comes on clouds triumphant, 

When the heavens shall pass away; 
Jesus comes again in glory; 

Let us then our homage pay, 
Alleluia I ever singing. 

Till the dawn of endless day. 

323 p. M 

THOU didst leave Thy throne and Thy 
kingly crown, 
When Thou camest to earth for me ; 
But in Bethlehem's home was there found 
no room 
For Thy holy Nativity. 

Oh, come to my heart, Lord Jesus I 
There is room in my heart for Thee. 

2 Heaven's arches rang when the angels sang, 

Proclaiming Thy royal degree; 
But in lowly birth didst Thou come to earth, 
And in great humility. 

Oh, come to my heart, Lord Jesus ! 

There is room in my heart for Thee. 

3 The foxes found rest, and the birds had their 

nest 
In the shade of the forest tree; 
But Thy couch was the sod, O Thou Son of 
God, 
In the desert of Galilee. 

Oh, come to my heart. Lord Jesus I 
There is room in my heart for Thee. 

4 Thou camest, O Lord, with the living word, 

That should set Thy people free ; 
But with mocking scorn, and with crown of 
thorn. 
They bore Thee to Calvary. 

Oh, come to my heart. Lord Jesus ! 
Thy cross is my only plea. 

5 When the heavens shall ring, and the angels 

sing 
At Thy coming to victoiy. 
Let Thy voice call me home, saying, *Yet 
there is room, 
There is room at My side for The*.' 

And my heart shall rejoice, Lr>rd Jesus, 
When Thou comest and callest for me. 
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324 L.M. 

ALL praise to Thee, eternal Lord, 
Who wore the garb of tlesh and blood ; 
And chose a manger for Thy throne, 
While worlds on worlds were Thine alone. 

2 Once did the skies before Thee bow ; 
A virgin's arms contain Thee now; 
AV'hile angels who in Thee rejoice 
Now listen for Thine infant voice. 

3 A little child. Thou art our guest. 
That weary ones in Thee may rest; 
Forlorn and lowly is Thy birth, 

That we may rise to heaven from eartli. 

4 Thou comest in the darksome night, 
To make us children of the light. 
To make us, in the realms divine. 

Like Thine own angels, round Thee shine. 

5 All this for us Thy love hath done ; 
By this to Thee our love is won; 
For this our joyful songs we raise. 
For this we sing Thee ceaseless praise. 



325 



8.7. 



TO the Xame of our Salvation, 
Laud and honor let us pay, 
AVhich for many a generation 

Hid in God's foreknowledge lay; 
But with holy exultation 
AVe may sing aloud to-day. 

2 Jesus is the Name we treasure; 

Name beyond what words can tell; 
Name of gla<lness, Name of plejisure, 

Ear and heart delighting well ; 
Name of sweetness, )>aHsing measure. 

Saving us from sin and hell. 

3 'Tis the Name for adoration. 

Name for songs of victory, 
Name for holy meditation 

In this vale of misery. 
Name for joyful veneration 

By the citizens on high. 

4 'Tis the Name that whoso preacheth 

Speaks like music to the ear; 
Who in prayer this Name beseecheth 

Sweetest comfort tindeth near; 
Who its perfect wisdom reacheth, 

Heavenly joy possesseth here. 



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Therefore we In love adoring. 
This most blessed Name revere; 

Holy Jesus, Thee imploring 
So to write it in us here, 

That hereafter, heavenward soaring, 
We may sing with angels there. 



326 



TS. 



CONQUERING kings their titles take 
From the foes they captive make: 
Jesus, by a nobler deed, 
From the thousands He hath freed. 

2 Yes: none other Name is given 
Unto mortals under heaven, 
Which can make the dead arise, 
And exalt them to the skies. 

3 We would gladly for that Name 
Bear the cross, endure the shame : 
Joyfully for Him to die. 

Is not death but victory. 

4 Jesus, Who dost condescend 

To be called the sinners Friend, 
Hear us, as to Thee we pray. 
Glorying in Thy Name to-day. 



327 



7.6. 



HAIL to the Lord's Anointed, 
Great David's greater Son! 
Hail, in the time appointed. 
His reign on earth begun ! 
He comes to break oppression. 

To set the captive free: 
To take away transgression. 
And rule in equity. 

2 He comes with succor speedy 

To those who suffer wrong. 
To help the poor and needy. 

And bid the weak be strong; 
To give them songs for sighing, 

Their darkness turn to light. 
Whose souls, condemned and dying, 

Were precious in His sight. 

3 He shall come down like showers 

Upon the fruitful earth, 
And love, joy, hope, like flowers, 

Spring in His path to birth: 
Before Him on the mountains 

Sliall peace, the herald, go: 
And righteousness in fountains 

From hill to valley flow. 
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4 Kings shall bow down before Him, 

And gold and incense bring; 
All nations shall adore Him, 

His praise all people sing; 
To Him shall prayer unceasing 

And daily vows ascend; 
His kingdom still increasing, 

A kingdom without end. 

6 O'er every foe victorious, 

He on His throne shall rest; 
From age to age more glorious. 

All-blessing and all-blest: 
The tide of time shall never 

His covenant remove; 
His Name shall stand forever. 

His changeless Name of Love. 

328 c. M. 

Joy to the world ! the Lord is come : 
Let earth receive her King; 
Let every heart prepare Him room. 
And heaven and nature sing. 

2 Joy to the world ! the Saviour reigns : 

Let men their songs employ; 
While flelds and floods, rocks, hills, and 
plains, 
Repeat the sounding joy. 

3 No more let sins and sorrows grow. 

Nor thorns infest the ground; 
He comes to make His blessings flow 
Far as the curse is found. 

4 He rules the world with truth and grace- 

And makes the nations prove 
The glories of His rijjhteousness. 
And wonders of His love. 

' 329 8.7. 

IIGHT of those whose dreary dwelling 
J Borders on the shades of death, 
I Jesu, now Thyself revealing, 
I Scatter every cloud beneath. 

2 Still we wait for Thine appearing; 
I Life and joy Thy beams impart, 
I Chasing all our doubts, and cheering 
j Every meek and contrite heart. 
I 
' 3 Show Thy power in every nation, 

O Tbou prince of i)eace and love ! 
, Give the knowledge of salvation, 
i Fix our hearts on things above. 



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4 By Thine all-sufficient merit, 
Every burdened soul release: 
By the presence of Thy Spirit, 
Guide us into perfect peace. 

330 CM. 

OVERY God of very God, 
And very Light of Light, 
Whose feet this earth's dark valley trod, 
That so it might be bright; 

2 Our hopes are weak, our fears are strong. 

Thick darkness blinds our eyes ; 
Cold is the night; Thy people long 
That Thou, their Sun, wouldst rise I 

3 And even now, though dull and grey. 

The east is brightening fast. 
And kindling to the perfect day, 
That never shall be past. 

4 Oh, guide us till our path is done. 

And w^e have reached the shore 
Where Thou, our everlasting Sun, 
Art shining evermore! 

5 W^e wait in faith, and turn our face 

To where the dayliglit springs, 
Till Thou Shalt come our gloom to chase, 
With healing in Thy wings. 

331 6.6.4.6.6.6.4. 

THOU, Whose almighty word 
Chaos and darkness heard, 
And took their flight; 
Hear us, we humbly pray, 
And, where the Gospel day 
Sheds not its glorious ray. 
Let there be light! 

2 Thou Who didst come to bring 
On Thy redeeming wing 

Healing and sight, 
Health to the sick in mind. 
Sight to the inly-blind, 
Oh, now, to all mankind, 

Let there be light! 

3 Spirit of truth and love, 
Life-giving, holy Dove, 

Speed forth Thy flight! 
Move on the waters' face, 
Bearing the lamp of grace, 
And, in earth's darkest }>lace 

Let there be light! 
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4 Holy and blessed Three, 
Glorious Trinity, 

Wisdom, Love, Might; 
Boundless as ocean's tide. 
Rolling in fullest pride. 
Through the world, far and wl<le, 

Let there be light! 



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6.6.4.6.6.6.4. 



LORD of all power and might. 
Father of love and light. 
Speed on Thy word ! 
Oh, let the Gospel sound 
All the wide world around. 
Wherever man is found ! 
God speed His word! 

2 Hail, blesskl Jubilee! 
Thine, Lord, the glory be; 

AUeluia! 
Thine was the mighty plan; 
From Thee the work began; 
Away with praise of man! 

Glory to God! 

3 Lo, what embattled foes, 
Stem in their hate, oppose 

God's holy word! 
One for His truth we stand. 
Strong in His own right hand. 
Firm as a martyr-band: 

God shieUrHis word! 

4 Onward shall be our course, 
Despite of fraud or force ; 

God is before. 
His words ere long shall run 
Free as the noon-day sun ; 
His purpose must be dcme: 

God bless His word ! 



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THY kingdom come, O God! 
Thy rule, O Clirist, begin! 
Break with Thine iron rod 
The tyrannies of sin! 

2 Where is Thy reign of peace. 
And purity, and love ? 
When shall all hatred cease. 
As in the realms above ? 



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3 When comes the promised time 

That.war shall be no more, 
Oppression, lust, and crime 
Shall flee Thy face before ? 

4 We pray Thee, Lord, arise, 

And come in Thy great might; 
Revive our longing eyes, 
Which languish for Thy sight. 

6 O^er heathen lands afar 

Thick darkness broodeth yet: 
Arise, O morning Star, 
Arise, and never set. 



334 



6.6.C.6.8.8. 



BLOW ye the trumpet, blow ! 
The gladly solemn sound ; 
Let all the nations know, 
To earth's remotest bound, 
The year of Jubilee is come; 
Return, ye ransomed sinners, home ! 

Jesus, our great High-Priest, 
Hath full atonement made ; 
Ye weary spirits, rest! 

Ye mournful souls, be glad ! 
The year of Jubilee is come; 
Return, ye ransomed sinners, home! 

Extol the Lamb of God ! 
The all- atoning Lamb; 
Redemption by His blood 
Through all the world proclaim ! 
The year of Jubilee is come; 
Return, ye ransomed sinners, home ! 



3 Let the people praise Thee, Lord ; 
Earth shall then her f ruit<s afford ; 
God to man His blessing give, 
Man to God devoted live; 
All below, and all above. 
One in joy, and light, and love. 

336 s. M. 

FAR from my heavenly home, 
Far from my Father's bi-east. 
Fainting I cry, blest Spirit, come. 
And speed me to my rest. 

2 My spirit homeward turns, 

And fain would thither flee; 
My heart, O Sion, droops and' yearns, 
AVhen I remember thee. 

3 To thee, to thee I press, 

A dark and toilsome road ; 
When shall I pass the wilderness, 
And reach the saints' abode ? 

4 God of my life, be near: 

On Thee my hopes I cast: 
Oh, guide me through the desert here. 
And bring me home at last I 



335 



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GOD of mercy, God of grace, 
Show the brightness of Thy face; 
Shine upon us, Saviour, shine. 
Fill Thy Church witli light divine; 
And Thy saving health extend 
Unto earth's remotest end. 

2 Let the people praise Thee, Lord ; 
Be by all that live adored; 
Let the nations shout and sing 
Gloiy to their Saviour King; 
At Thy feet their tribute pay. 
And Thy holy will obey. 
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337 

JESUS, lover of my soul, 
Let me to Thy bosom fly, 
AVhile the nearer waters roll. 

While the tempest still is high: 
Hide me, O my Saviour, hide. 

Till the storm of life be past; 
Safe into the haven guide. 
Oh, receive my soul at last! 

2 Other refuge have I none, 

Hangs my helpless soul on Thee; 
Leave, ah ! leave me not alone, 

Still support and comfort me: 
All my trust on Thee is stayed ; 

All my help from Thee I bring; 
Cover my defenceless head 

With the shadow of Thy wing. 

3 Plenteous grace with Thee is found, 

Grace to cleanse from every sin; 
Let the healing streams abound, 

Make and keep me pure within: 
Thou of life the fountain art, 

Freely let me take of Thee: 
Spring Thou up within my heart. 

Rise to all eternity. 



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338 7s. 

ROCK of agea, cleft for me. 
Let me hide myself in Thee; 
Let the water and the blood, 
From Thy side, a healing flood, 
Be of sin the double cure, 
Save from wrath, and make me pure. 

2 Should my tears forever flow, 
Should my zeal no languor know, 
All for sin could not atone, 
Thou must save, and Thou alone; 
In my hand no price I bring, 
Simply to Thy cross I cling. 

3 While I draw this fleeting breath, 
When mine eyelids close in death, 
AVhen I rise to worlds unknown, 
And behold Thee on Thy throne. 
Rock of ages, cleft for me, 

Let me hide myself in Thee. 

339 c. M. 

OH, help us. Lord; each hour of need 
Thy heavenly succor give; 
Help us in thought, and word, and deed. 
Each hour on earth we Jive ! 

2 Oh, help us when our spirits cry 

AVith contrite anguish sore; 
And when our hearts are cold and dry. 
Oh, help us. Lord, the more! 

3 Oh, help us through the prayer of faith 

More firmly to believe! 
For still the more the servant hath, 
The more shall he receive. 

4 Oh, help us, Saviour, from on high: 

We have no help but Thee. 
Oh, help us so to live and die 
As Thine in heaven to be ! 

340 L.M. 

OTHOU to Whose all-searching sight 
The darkness shineth as the light. 
Search, prove my heart; it pants for Thee; 
Oh, burst these bonds, and set it free ! 

2 Wash out its stains, refine its dross, 
Nail my affections to the cross; 
Hallow each thought; let all within 
Be clean, as Thou, my Lord, art clean. 

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3 If in this darksome wild I stray, 

Be Thou my light, be Thou my way; 

Xo foes, no violence I fear, 

No harm, while Thou, my God, art near. 

4 When rising floods my soul overflow, 
AVhen sinks my heart in waves of woe, 
Jesus, Thy timely aid impart, 

And raise my head, and cheer my heart. 

5 Saviour, where'er Thy steps I see. 
Dauntless, untired, I follow Thee: 
Oh, let Thy hand support me still, 
And lead me to Thy holy hill! 



341 



6.6. 



IX the hour of trial, 
Jesu, plead for me; 
Lest by base denial 

I depart from Thee; 
When Thou see'st me waver. 

With a look recall, 
Xor for fear or favor 
Suffer me to fall. 

2 With forbidden pleasures 

Would this vain world charm ; 
Or its sordid treasures 

Spread to work me harm; 
Bring to my remembrance 

Sad (TCthsemane, 
Or, in darker semblance, 

Cross-crowned Calvary. 

3 Should Thy mercy send me 

Sorrow, toil, and woe; 
Or should pain attend me 

On my path below ; 
Gi-ant that I may never 

Fail Thy hand to see; 
Grant that I may ever 

Cast my care on Thee. 

4 When my last hour cometh, 

Fraught with strife and pain. 
When my dust retumeth 

To the dust again; 
On Thy truth relying. 

Through that moital strife, 
Jesu, take me, dying, 

To eternal life. 



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342 88.8.4. 

JESUS, my Saviour! look on me, 
For I am weary and opprest; 
I come to cast myself on Thee; 
Tbou art my Rest, 

2 Look down on me, for I am weak ; 

I feel the toilsome journey's length; 
Thine aid omnipotent I seek: 
Thou art my Strength. 

3 I am bewildered on my way, 

Dark and tempestuous is the night; 
Oh, send Thou forth some cheering ray! 
Thou art my Light. , 

4 When Satan flings his fiery darts, 

I look to Thee ; my terrors cea«e ; 
Thy cross a hiding-place imparts : 
Thou art my Peace. 

5 Standing alone on Jordan's bi*ink, 

In that tremendous, latest strife. 
Thou wilt not suffer me to sink: 
Thou art my Life. 

6 Thou wilt my every want supply, 

E'en to tlie end, whatever befall; 
Through life, in death eternally. 
Thou art my All. 



343 P.M. 

ART thou weary, art thou languid, 
Art thou sore distrest ? 
"Come to Me," saith One, "and coming, 
Be at rest." 



2 Hath lie marks to lead me to Him, 

If He be my guide ? 
"In His feet and hands are wound-prints, 
And His side." 



5 If I still hold closely to Him, 

AVhat hath He at last? 
"Sorrow vanquished, labor ended, 
Jordan past." 

6 If I ask Him to receive me, 

Will He say me nay ? 
"Not till earth, and not till heaven 
Pass away." 

7 Finding, following, keeping, struggling. 

Is He sure to bless ? 
Saints, apostles, prophets, martyre, 
Answ^er, "Yes." 



344 



6s. 



I HUNGER and I thirst; 
Jesu, my Manna be: 
Ye living waters, burst 
Out of the rock for me. 

2 Thou bruised and broken Bread, 

My life-long wants supply; 
As living souls are fed, 
Oh, feed me, or I die ! 

3 Thou true life-giving Vine, 

Let me Thy sweetness prove ; 
Renew my life with Thine, 
Refresh my soul with love. 

4 Rough paths my feet have trod. 

Since first their course began; 
Feed me, Thou Bread of God; 
Help me. Thou Son of Man. 

5 For still the desert lies 

My thirsting soul before; 
Oh, living waters, rise 
Within me evermore! 



3 Is there diadem, as monarch, 

That His brow adorns ? 

"Yea, a crown, in very surety. 

But of thorns." 

4 If I find Him, if I follow, 

What His guerdon here ? 
*• Many a sorrow, many a labor, 
Many a tear." 
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345 



P.M. 



NEARER, my God, to Thee, 
Nearer to Thee, 
E'en though it be a cross. 

That raiseth me; 
Still all my song shall be, 
Nearer, my God, to Thee, 
Nearer to Thee. 



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2 Though like a wanderer, 

Weai*y and lone, 
Darkness comes over me, 

My rest a stone ; 
Yet in my dreams I'd be 
Nearer, my God, to Thee, 

Nearer to Thee. 

3 There let my way appear 

Steps unto heaven ; 
All that Thou sendest me 

In mercy given; 
Angels to beckon me 
Nearer, my God, to Thee, 

Nearer to Thee. 

4 Then with my waking thoughts 

Bright with Thy praise. 
Out of my stony griefs 

Altars I'll raise; 
So by my woes to be 
Nearer, my God, to Thee, 

Nearer to Thee, 

5 Or if on joyful wing, 

Cleaving the sky. 
Sun, moon, and stars forgot, 

Upward I fly. 
Still all my song shall be 
Nearer, my God, to Thee, 

Nearer to Thee. 

346 G.6.4.6.G.6.4. 

'VTY faith looks up to Thee, 
iyJL Thou Lamb of Calvary, 

Saviour divine! 
Now hear me while I pray; 
Take all my guilt away ; 
Oh, let me from this day 
Be wholly Thine! 

2 May Thy rich grace impart 
Strength to my fainting heart. 

My zeal inspire; 
As Thou hast died for me. 
Oh, may my love to Thee 
Pure, warm, and changeless be, 

A living lire. 

3 While life's dark maze I tread. 
And griefs around me spread. 

Be Thou my guide; 
Bid darkness turn to day; 
Wipe sorrow's tears away; 
Nor let me ever stray 

From Thee aside! 
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4 When ends life's transient dream. 
When death's cold, sullen stream 

Shall o'er me roll; 
Blest Saviour, then in love. 
Fear and distrust remove; 
Oh, bear me safe above, 

A ransomed soul ! 



347 



CM, 



LORD, as to Thy dear cross we flee, 
And plead to be forgiven, 
So let Thy life our pattern be. 
And form our souls for heaven. 

2 Help us, through good report and ill. 

Our daily cross to bear; 
Like Thee, to do our Father's will. 
Our brethren's grief to share. 

3 Let grace our selfishness expel, 

Our earthliness refine; 
And kindness in our bosoms dwell. 
As free and true as Thine. 

4 If joy shall at Thy bidding fly. 

And griefs dark day come on. 
We in our turn would meekly cry, 
** Father, Thy will be done." 

5 Kept peaceful in the midst of strife. 

Forgiving and forgiven. 
Oh, may we lead the pilgrim's life, 
And follow Thee to heaven! 



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SINFUL, sighing to be blest; 
Bound, and longing to be free; 
Weary, waiting for my rest; 
God be merciful to me. 

2 Goodness I have none to plead, 

Sinfulness in all I see, 

I can only bring my need; 

God be merciful to me. 

3 Broken heart and downcast eyes 

Dare not lift themselves to Thee; 
Yet Thou canst interpret sighs: 
God be merciful to me. 

4 From this sinful heart of mine 

To Thy bosom I would flee: 
I am not my own but Thine: 
God be merciful to me. 



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5 There is One beside the tlirone, 

And ray only liope and plea 
Are in Him, and Him alone: 
God be merciful to me. 

6 He my cause will undertake, 

My Interpreter will be; 
He's my all; and for His sake 
God be merciful to me. 



349 7s. 

WHEX our heads are bowed with woe, 
When our bitter tears o'erliow. 
When we mourn the lost, the dear, 
Jesu, Son of Mary, hear! 

2 Thou our throbbing flesh hast worn, 
Thou our mortal griefs hast borne. 
Thou hast shed the human tear; 
Jesu, Son of Mary, hear I 

3 When the solemn death-bell tolls 
For our own departing souls, 
When our final doom is near, 
Jesu, Son of Mary, hear I 

4 Thou hast bowed the dying head. 
Thou the blood of life hast shed. 
Thou hast filled a mortal bier; 
Jesu, Son of Mary, hear I 

5 When the heart is sad within 
With the thought of all its sin, 
When the spirit shrinks with fear, 
Jesu, Son of Mary, hear I 

6 Thou the shame, the grief, hast known. 
Though the sins were not Thine own: 
Thou hast deigned their load to bear; 
Jesu, Son of Mary, hear! 



350 



S.M. 



OUT of the deep I call 
To Thee, O Lord, to Thee; 
Before Thy throne of grace I fall; 
Be merciful to me. 

Out of the deep I cry, 

The woful deep of sin, 
Of evil done in days gone by. 

Of evil now within. 
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3 Out of the deep of fear. 

And dread of coming shame. 
From morning watch till night is near 
I plead the precious Name. 

4 Lord, there is mercy now. 

As ever was, with Thee; 
Before Thy throne of grace I bow ; 
Be merciful to me. 



351 8.7.8.7.4.7. 

JESUS, Lord of life and glory, 
Bend from heaven Thy gracious ear ; 
While our waiting souls adore Thee, 
Friend of helpless sinners, hear: 

By Thy mercy. 
Oh, deliver us, good Lord. 

2 From the depths of nature's blindness, 

From the hardening power of sin. 
From all malice and unkindness, 
From the pride that lurks within. 

By Thy mercy, 
Oh, deliver us, good Lord. 

3 When temptation sorely presses. 

In the day of Satan's power, 
In our times of deep distresses, 
lu each dark and trying hour. 

By Thy mercy. 
Oh, deliver us, good Loi*d. 

4 When the world around is smiling, 

In the time of wealth and ease. 

Earthly joys our hearts beguiling. 

In the day of health and peace, 

By Thy mercy. 
Oh, deliver us, good Lord. 

5 In the weary hours of sickness, 

In the times of grief and pain, 
When we feel our moii;al weakness. 
When all human help is vain. 

By Thy mercy, 
Oh, deliver us, good Lord. 

6 In the solemn hour of dying. 

In the awful judgment day, 
May our souls, on Thee relying, 
Find Thee still our hope and stay : 

By Thy mercy. 
Oh, deliver us, good Lord. 



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352 s. M. 

HAVE mercy. Lord, on me, 
As Thou wert ever kind; 
Let me, oppressed with loads of guilt, 
Thy wonted mercy find. 

2 Wash off my foul offence, 

And cleanse me from my sin; 

For I confess my crime, and see 

How great my guilt has been. 

3 Against Thee, Lord, alone, 

And only in Thy sight, 
Have I transgressed; and, though con- 
demned, 
3Iust own Thy judgment right. 

4 Blot out my crying sins, 

Nor me in anger view : 
Create in me a heart that's clean. 
An upright mind renew. 

5 Withdraw not Thou Thy help, 

Nor cast me from Thy sight; 
Nor let Thy Holy Spirit take 
His everlasting flight. 

6 The joy Thy favor gives 

Let me, O Lord, regain ; 
And Thy free Spirit's firm support 
My fainting soul sustain. 

353 L.M. 

MY God, permit me not to be 
A stranger to myself and Thee: 
Amidst a thousand thoughts I rove, 
Forgetful of my highest love. 

2 Why should my passions mix with earth. 
And thus debase my heavenly birth ? 
Why should I cleave to things below. 
And all my purest joys forego ? 

3 Call me away from flesh and sense ; 
Thy grace, O Lord, can draw me thence: 
I would obey the voice divine. 

And all inferior joys resign. 

354 CM. 

LORD, when we bend before Thy throne, 
And our confessions pour. 
Teach us to feel the sins we own, 
And hate what we deplore. 
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2 Our broken spirits, pitying, see; 

True penitence impart; 
And let a kindling glance from Thee 
Beam hope upon the heart. 

3 When we disclose our wants in prayer, 

May we our wills resign ; 
And not a thought our bosom share 
Which is not wholly Thine. 

4 Let faith each weak petition fill, 

And waft it to the skies, 
And teach our hearts 'tis goodness still 
That grants it, or denies. 



355 7s, 

SAVIOUR, Whom I fain would love, 
Jesus, crucified for me. 
Fix my roving heart above, 
Di-aw me nearer unto Thee. 
Thee to praise and Thee to know 
Make the joy of saints below : 
Thee to see and Thee to love 
Make the bliss of saints above. 

*2 Lord, it is not life to live, 
If Thy presence Thou deny : 
Lord, if Thou Thy presence give, 
'Tis no longer death to die. 
Source and Giver of repose. 
Only from Thy love it flows; 
Peace and happiness are Thine, 
Mine they are, if Thou art mine. 



356 



7s. 



HEAL me, O my Saviour, heal; 
Heal me as I suppliant kneel ; 
Heal me, and my pardon seal. 

2 Fresh the wounds that sin hath made; 
Hear the prayers I oft have prayed, 
And in mercy send me aid. 

3 Helpless, none can help me now ; 
Cheerless, none can cheer but Thou; 
Suppliant, Lord, to Thee I bow. 

4 Thou the true Physician art ; 
Thou, O Christ, canst health impart. 
Binding up the bleeding heart. 



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5 Other comforters are gone; 
Thou canst heal, and Thou alone, 
Thou for all my sin atone. 

6 Heal me, then, my Saviour, heal ; 
Heal me, as I suppliant kneel ; 
To Thy mercy I appeal. 

357 

OJESU, Thou art standing 
Outside the fast-closed door, 
In lowly patience waiting 

To pass the threshold o'er: 

Shame on us, Christian brothers, 

His Name and sign who bear: 

Oh, shame, thrice shame upon us, 

To keep Him standing there I 

2 O Jesu, Thou art knocking: 

And lo I that hand is scarred, 
And thorns Thy brow encircle, 

And teara Thy face have marred : 
O love that passeth knowledge. 

So patiently to wait ! 
O sin that hath no equal, 

So fast to bar the gate! 

3 O Jesu, Thou art pleading 

In accents meek and low, 
** I died for you, My children, 

And will ye treat Me so ?" 
O Lord, with shame and sorrow 

We open now the door : 
Dear Saviour, enter, enter. 

And leave us nevermore. 

358 

JESUS, I my cross have taken. 
All to leave and follow Thee; 
Destitute, despised, forsaken, 

Thou from hence my all shalt be : 
Perish every fond ambition. 

All I've sought, or hoped, or known; 
Yet how rich is ray condition! 
God and heaven are still my own. 

2 Man may trouble and distress me, 

'Twill but drive me to Thy breast; 
Life with trials hard may press me, 

Heaven will bring me sweeter rest. 
Oh, 'tis not in grief to harm me. 

While Thy love is left to me: 
Oh, 'twere not in joy to charm me. 

Were that joy unmixed with Thee. 

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3 Take, my soul, thy full salvation; 

Rise o'er sin, and fear, and care; 
Joy to find in every station 

Something still to do or bear: 
Think what Spirit dwells within thee; 

W^hat a Father's smile is thine; 
What a Saviour died to win thee; 

Child of heaven, shouldst tliou repine ? 

4 Haste then on from grace to glory, 

Armed by faith, and winged by prayer, 
Heaven's eternal day's before thee, 

God's own hand shall guide thee there. 
Soon shall close thy earthly mission. 

Swift shall pass thy pilgrim days; 
Hope soon change to glad fruition, 

Faith to sight, and prayer to praise. 



359 

IN the cross of Christ I glory. 
Towering o'er the wrecks of time; 
All the light of sacred story 
Gathers round its head sublime. 



2 When the woes of life o'ertake me, 
I Hopes deceive, and fears annoy. 

Never shall the cross foreake me': 
Lo! it glows with peace and joy. 

3 When the sun of bliss is beaming 

Light and love upon my way, 
From the cross the radiance streaming. 
Adds new lustre to the day. 

4 Bane and blessing, pain and pleasure. 

By the cross are sanctified ; 
Peace is there that knows no measure, 
Joys that through all time abide. 

5 In the cross of Christ I glory, 

Towering o'er the wrecks of time; 
All the light of sacred story 
Gathers round its head sublime. 



360 



CM. 



THERE is a green hill far away. 
Without a city wall, 
Where the dear Lord was crucified 
Who died to save us all. 



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2 We may not know, we cannot tell, 

What pains He had to bear, 
But we believe it was for us 
He hung and suffered there. 

3 He died that we might be forgiven, 

He died to make us good, 
That we might go at last to heaven. 
Saved by His precious blood. 

4 There was no other good enough 

To pay the price of sin, 
He only could unlock the gate 
Of heaven, and let us in. 

5 Oh, dearly, dearly has He loved, 

And we must love Him too. 
And trust in His redeeming blood. 
And try His works to do. 



361 



OJESU! Lord most merciful, 
Low at Thy cross I lie; 

sinner's friend, most pitiful, 
Hear my bewailing cry. 

1 come to Thee with mourning, 
I come to Thee in woe; 

With contrite heart returning. 
And teare that overflow. 

2 O gracious Intercessor! 

Priest within the veil! 
Plead, for a lost transgressor. 

The blood that cannot fail. 
I spread my sins before Thee, 

1 tell them one by one; 

Oh, for Thy Name's great glory, 
Forgive all I have done! 

3 Oh, by Thy cross and passion. 

Thy tears and agony, 
And crown of cruel fashion. 

And death on Calvary; 
By all that untold suffering 

Endured by Thee alone; 
O Priest! O spotless Offering! 

Plead, for Thou didst atone ! 

4 And in this heart now broken 

Re-enter Thou and reign; 
And say, by that dear token, 

I am absolved again; 
And build me up, and guide me. 

And guard me day by day; 
And in Thy presence hide liie. 

And keep my soul alway. 
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362 8.7.8.7.7.7.7.7. 

C1HRIST, the Life of all the living, 
i Christ, the Death of death our foe, 
Who, Thyself for us once giving 

To the darkened depths of woe, 
Patiently didst yield Thy breath, 
Man to save from sin and death ; 
Thousand, thousand thanks shall be, 
BlessM Jesus, brought to Thee. 

2 Thou, ah. Thou hast taken on Thee 

Bitter strokes, a cruel rod; 
Pain and scorn were heaped upon Thee, 

Thou sinless Son of God ; 
Only thus for us to win 
Rescue from the bonds of sin ; 
Thousand, thousand thanks shall be. 
Blessed Jesus, brought to Thee. 

3 Thou didst bear the smiting, only 

That it might not fall on me; 
Stoodest falsely charged and lonely. 

That I might be safe and free; 
Comfortless, that I might know 
Comfort from Thy boundless woe; 
Thousand, thousand thanks shall be, 
Blessed Jesus, brought to Thee. 

4 Then for all that wrought our pardon. 

For, Thy sorrows deep and sore. 
For Thine anguish in the garden, 

1 will thank Thee evermore; 
Thank Thee with the latest breath 
For Thy sad and cruel death ; 

For that last most bitter cry, 
Praise Thee evermore on high. 



363 



G.5. 



GLORY be to Jesus, 
Who in bitter pains, 
Poured for me the lifeblood 

From His sacred veins! 
Grace and life eternal 
In that blood 1 find, 
Blest be His compassion 
Infinitely kind! 

2 Blest through endless ages 

Be the precious stream, 
Which from sin and sorrow 

Does the world redeem! 
Abel's blood for vengeance 

Pleaded to the skies; 
But the blood of Jesus 

For our i)ardon cries. 



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Oft as earth exultinj^ 

Wafts its praise on high, 
Angel hosts, rejoicinj::, 

Make their glad rei>ly. 
Lift ye then your voices; 

Swell the mighty Hood; 
Louder still and louder, 

Praise the precious Blood. 



364 



7.6. 



OLAMB of God, still keep me 
Near to Thy wounded side ! 
'Tis only there in safety 
And peace I can abide. 
What foes and snares surround me I 

What doubts and fears within! 
The grace that sought and found me, 
Alone can keep me clean. 

2 'Tis only in Thee hiding, 

1 feel my life secure; 
Only in Thee abiding, 

The conflict can endure: 
Thine arm the victory gaineth 

O'er every hateful foe; 
Thy love my heart sustaineth 

In all its care and woe. 

3 Soon shall my eyes behold Thee, 

With rapture, face to face; 
One half hath not been told me 

Of all Thy power and grace : 
Thy beauty. Lord, and glory, 

The wonders of Thy love. 
Shall be the endless story 

Of all Thy saints above. 



365 



7.6. 



OJESU, we adore Thee, 
Upon the cross, our King: 
We bow our hearts before Thee ; 

Thy gracious Name we sing: 
That Name hath brought salvation. 

That Name, in life our stay; 
Our peace, our consoIati(m 
When life shall fade away. 

2 Yet doth the world disdain Thee, 
Still pressing by Thy cross: 
Lord, may our hearts retain Thee, 

Counting all else but loss. 
The grief Thy soul endured. 

Who can that grief declare ? 
Thy pains have thus assured 
That Thou Thy foes wilt spare. 
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3 Ah, Lord, our sins arraigned Thee, 

And nailed Thee to the tree : 
Our pride, O Lord, disdained Thee; 

Yet deign our hope to be. 
O gloi-ious King, we bless Thee, 

No longer pass Thee by ; 
O Jesu, we confess Thee 

Our Lord enthroned on high. 

366 s.i 

HAIL, Thou once-despised Jesus! 
Hail, Thou Galilean King! 
Thou didst suffer to release us: 

Thou didst free salvation bring. 
Hail, Thou agimizing Saviour, 
Bearer of our sin and shame! 
By Thy merit we find favor: 
Life is given through Thy Name. 

2 Paschal Lamb, by God appointed. 

All our sins on Thee were laid: 
By almighty love anointed. 

Thou hast full atonement made. 
All Thy i)eople are forgiven 

Through the virtue of Thy blood: 
Opened is the gate of heaven, 

Peace is miwle 'twixt man and God. 

3 Jesus, hail ! enthroned in glory. 

There forever to abide. 
All the heavenly hosts adore Thee, 

Seated at Thy Father's side. 
There for sinners Thou art pleading : 

There Thou dost our place prepare : 
Ever for us interceding, 

Till in glory we appear. 

4 Worship, honor, power, and blessing 

Thou ai*t worthy to receive: 
Loudest i)raises, without ceasing. 

Meet it is for us to give. 
Help, ye bright angelic spirits! 

Bring your sweetest, noblest lays! 
Help to sing our Saviour's merits! 

Help to chant Emmanuel's praise! 



367 8.8.6. 

To Him Who for our sins was slain. 
To Him for all His dying pain, 

Sing we Alleluia! 
To Him, the Lamb our sacrifice. 
Who gave His blood our ransom-price. 

Sing we Alleluia! 



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2 To Him Who died that we mijclit die 
To sin, and live with Him on hi^h, 

H\u<i we Alleluia! 
To Him Who rose that we mijjht rise, 
And reign with Him beyond the skies, 

Sing we Alleluia! 

3 To Him Who now for us doth plead, 
And helpeth us in all our need, 

Sing we Alleluia! 
To Him Wlio doth prepare on high 
Our home in immortality, 

Sing we Alleluia! 

4 To Him be glory evermore: 

Ye heavenly hosts, your Lord adore; 

Sing we Alleluia! 
To Father, Son, and Holy (Ihost, 
Our God most great, our joy, our boast, 

Sing we Alleluia! 



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JESUS, our risen King, 
Glory to Thee we sing. 
Praising Thy Name : 
Thy love and grace adore. 
Which all our sorrows bore; 
Singing for evermore, 
•* Worthy the Lamb." 

2 Oh, hAste, ye ransomed race ! 
For all His gifts of grace 

Praise ye Ilis Name : 
He wondrous things hath done ; 
Triumph o'er death hath won; 
Heaven's gate hath open thrown; 
** Worthy the Lamb." 

3 Come, all ye hosts above ! 
Join in one song of love, 

Praising His Name: 
To Him ascribed be 
Honor and majesty 
Through all eternity: 
'* Worthy the Lamb." 

4 Blessed and holy Three, 
Glorious Trinity, 

Praise to Thy Name: 
Father, Thy love we bless; 
Spirit of holiness. 
We praise Thee and confess, 
"Worthy the Lamb." 
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369 8.7. 

ALLELULA! sing to Jesus! 
J\. His the sceptre, His the throne; 
Alleluia! His the triumph, 

His the victory alone; 
ILark! the songs of peaceful Sion 

Thunder like a mighty flood ; 
Jesus out of every nation 

Hath redeemed us by His blood. 

2 Alleluia ! not as orphans 

Are we left in sorrow now; 
Alleluia! He is near us. 

Faith believes, nor questions how: 
Though the cloud from sight received Him, 

When the forty days were o'er; 
Shall our hearts forget His promise, 
'•I am with you evermore" ? 

3 Alleluia! Bread of angels. 

Thou on earth our Food, our Stay ! 
Alleluia! here the sinful 

Flee to Thee from day to day; 
Intercessor, Friend of sinners. 

Earth's Redeemer, plead for me, 
Where the songs of all the feinless 

Sweep across the crystal sea. 

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4 Alleluia! King eternal. 

Thee the Lord of lords we own , 
Alleluia! born of Mary, 

Earth Thy footstool, heaven Thy throne: 
Thou within the veil hast entered. 

Robed in flesh, our great High Priest; 
Thou on earth both Priest and Victim 

In the Eucharistic feast. 



Alleluia! sing to Jesus! 

His the sceptre, His the throne; 
Alleluia! His the triumph. 

His the victory alone; 
Hark! the son<]:s of peaceful Sion 

Thunder like a mighty flood; 
Je-^us out of every nation 

Hath redeemed us by His blood. 



370 



S.M. 



A WAKE, and sing the song 
J\. Of Moses and the Lamb! 
Wake every heart and every tongue 

To praise the Saviour's Name. 



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2 Sing of His dying love! 

Sing of His rising power I 
Sing how He intercedes above 
For those whose sins He bore ! 

3 Sing on your heavenly way ! 

Ye ransomed sinners, sing ! 
Sing on, rejoicing every day 
In Christ, the eternal King! 

4 Soon shall ye hear Him say, 

** Ye blessM children, come:" 
Soon will He call you hence away, 
And take His wanderers home. 

5 There shall our raptured tongue 

His endless pi*aise proclaim. 
And sweeter voices swell the song 
Of glory to the Lamb. 



371 



L.M. 



TRIUMPHANT Lord, Thy work is done, 
Thy toil is o'er, Thy victory won: 
Oh, aid Thy servants in the strife; 
Help us to win the crown of life ! 

2 Presenting Thine own sacrificef 

Our prayers like incense round Thee rise; 
For " Thou art Priest forever," Thou 
Art interceding for us now. 

3 Oh, by Thy spotless, wondrous birth, 
And by Thy bitter death on earth. 
And by Thy rising from the grave. 
Ascended Lord, Thy people save ! 

4 " Thou art the King of Glory," Thine 
All honor, praise, and power divine; 
One with the Father now confest. 
And with the Spirit ever blest. 



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8.7. 



CHRIST, above all glory seated! 
King eternal, strong' to save! 
Dying, Thou hast death defeated, 
Buried, Thou hast spoiled the gi*ave. 

2 Thou art gone, where now is given 
What no mortal might could gain. 
On the eternal throne of heaven 
In Thy Father's power to reign. 
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3 There Thy kingdoms all adore Thee, 

Heaven above and earth below; 
While the depths of hell before Thee 
Trembling and defeated bow. 

4 We, O Lord, with hearts adoring, 

Follow Thee above the sky; 
Hear our prayers. Thy grace imploring, 
Lift our souls to Thee on high; 

5 So, when Thou again in glory 

On the clouds of heaven shalt shine, 
We Thy flock may stand before Thee, 
Owned for evermore as Thine. 

6 Hail! all hail! In Thee confiding, 

Jesus, Thee shall all adore. 

In Thy Father's might abiding 

With one Spirit evermore ! 



373 c. M. 

THE Head, that once was crowned with 
thorns, 
Is crowned with glory now ; 
A royal diadem adorns 
The mighty Victor's brow. 

2 The highest place that heaven affords 

Is His, is His by right, 
The King of kings, and Lord of lords, 
And heaven's eternal Light. 

3 The joy of all who dwell above; 

The joy of all below, 
To whom He manifests His love 
And grants His Xame to know. 



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5 They suflFer with their Lord below. 
They reign with Him above. 
Their profit and their joy to know 
The mystery of His love. 

The cross He bore is life and health, 
I Though shame and death to Him: 
I His people's hope, His people's wealth, 
! Their everlasting theme. 



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THOU art gone up on high 
To mansions in the skies; 
And round Thy throne unceasingly 
The songs of praise arise : 
But we are lingering here, 
With sin and care opprest ; 
Lord, send Thy promised Comforter, 
And lead us to Thy rest. 

Thou art gone up on high ; 

But Thou didst first come down, 
Through earth's most bitter agony, 

To pass unto Thy crown; 

And girt with griefs and fears 

Our onward course must be ; 
But only let that path of tears 

Lead us at last to Thee. 

Thou art gone up on high ; 

But Thou shalt come again, 
With all the bright ones of the sky 

Attendant in Thy train. 

Lord, by Thy saving power. 

So make us live and die, 
That we may stand, in that dread hour 

At Thy right hand on high. 



375 



D. S. M. 



CROWN Him with many crowns. 
The Lamb upon His throne; 
Hark ! how the heavenly anthem drowns 
All music but its own: 
Awake, my soul, and sing 
Of Him Who died for thee, 
And hail Him as thy matchless King 
Through all eternity. 

Crown Him the Son of God 

Before the worlds began. 
And ye, who tread where He hath trod, 

Crown Him the Son of Man ; 

Who every grief hath known 

That wrings the human breast. 
And takes and bears them for His own. 

That all in Him may rest. 

Crown Him the Lord of Life, 

Who triumphed o'er the grave. 
And rose victorious in the strife 

For those He came to save; 

His glories now we sing 

Who died, and rose on hijjh, 
Who died, eternal life to brin*:. 

And lives, that death may die. 
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4 Crown Him of lords the Lord, 
Who over all doth reign, 

Who once on earth, the Incarnate Word, 

For ransomed sinners slain. 

Now lives in realms of light, 

Where saints with angels sing 
Their songs before Him day and night, 

Their God, Redeemer, King. 

5 Crown Him the Lord of heaven. 
Enthroned in worlds above; 

Crown Him the King to Whom Is given 

The wondrous name of Love. 

Crown Him with many crowns, 

As thrones before Him fall, 
Crown Him, ye kings, with many crowns, 

For He is King of all. 

376 8.6.8.4. 

OUR blest Redeemer, ere He breathed 
His tender, last farewell, 
A Guide, a Comforter, bequeathed 
With us to dwell. 

2 He came sweet influence to impart, 

A gracious, willing guest, 
While He can find one humble heart 
Wherein to rest. 

3 And His that gentle voice we hear. 

Soft as tlie breatli of even. 
That checks each thought, that calms each 
fear, 
And speaks of heaven. 

4 And every virtue we possess. 

And every victory won, 
And every thought of holiness 
Are His alone. 

5 Spirit of purity and grace. 

Our weakness, pitying, see: 
Oh, make our hearts Thy dwelling-place. 
And meet for Thee. 



377 



S.M. 



CiOME, Holy Spirit, come! 
/ Let Thy briglit beams arise; 
Dispel the sorrow from our minds. 
The darkness from our eyes. 

2 Revive our drooping faith, 

Our doubts and fears remove, 
And kindle in our breasts the tlame 
Of never-dying love. 



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3 Convince us of our sin; 

Then lead to Jesus' blood, 
And to our wondering view reveal 
The secret love of God. 

4 'Tis Thine to cleanse the heart, 

To sanctify the soul, 
To i)our fresh life in every part, 
And new-create the whole. 

5 Dwell therefore in our hearts. 

Our minds from bondage free; 
Then shall we know, and praise, and love 
The Father, ISon, and Tliee. 



2 The light of truth to us display, 

j And make us know and choose Thy way; 
Plant holy fear in every heart, 
That we from Thee may ne'er depart. 

3 Lea<l us to Christ, the living Way, 
Nor let us from His i»recepts stray; 
Lead us to holiness, the road 

That we must take to dwell with God. 

4 Lead us to heaven, that we may share 
Fullness of joy forever there : 

Lead us to God, our final rest, 
To be with Him forever blest. 



378 

CiOME, Thou Holy Spirit, come! 
} And f iom Thy celestial home 
Shed a ray of light divine ! 
Come, Thou Father of the poor I 
C<mie, Thou source of all our store! 
Come, within our bosoms shine ! 

2 Thou of comforters the best; 
Thou the soul's most welcome guest; 

Sweet refreshment here below ; 
In our labor rest most sweet; 
Grateful coolness in the heat; 

Solace in tlie midst of woe. 

3 O most blessed Light divine, 
Shine within these hearts of Thine, 

And our inmost being fill ! 
AVhere Thou art not, man hath nought, 
Nothing good in deed or thought, 

Nothing free from taint of ill. 

4 Heal our wounds; oiir strength renew; 
On our dryness pour Thy dew; 

Wash tlie stains of guilt away: 
Bend the stubborn heart and will; 
Melt the frozen, warm the chill; 

Guide the steps that go astray. 

5 On the faithful, who adore 
And confess Thee, evermore 

In Thy sevenfold giftis descend; 
Give them virtue's sure reward; 
Give them Thy salvation, Lord ; 

Give them joys that never end. 

379 L. M. 

COME, gracious Spirit, heavenly Dove, 
With light atd comfort fr(un above; 
Be Thou our guardian, Thou our guide, 
O'er every thought and step preside. 
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COME, Holy Ghost, Creator blest. 
Vouchsafe within our souls to rest; 
Come with Thy grace and heavenly aid, 
' And fill the hearts which Thou hast made. 

2 To Thee, the Comforter, wo cry; 

To Thee, the gift of Go<l most Iligh; 
I The fount of life, the fire of love, 
! The soul's anointing from above. 

:> The saci-ed, sevenfold grace is Thine, 

Dread Finger of the Hand divine: 
i The promise of the Father Thou ! 

Who dost the tongue with power endow. 

4 Thy light to every sense impart, 
And shed Thy love in every heart; 
Thine own unfailing might supply 
To strengthen our infirmity. 

5 Drive far away our ghostly foe, 
And Thine abiding peace bestow ; 
If Thou be our preventing guide, 

! No evil can our steps betide. 



381 8s. 

CREATOR Spirit, by Wliose aid 
The world's foundations first were hiid, 
j Come, visit every humble mind ; 

Come, pour Thy joys on human kind; 
From sin and sorrow set us free, 
j And make Thy temples worthy Thee. 

2 O source of uncreated light, 

The Father's promised Paraclete! 
' Thrice holy Fount, thrice holy F'ire, 
Our hearts with heavenly love inspire; 
Come, and Thy sacred unction bring 
To sanctify us while we sing. 



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Plenteous of grace, come from on high, 
Rich in Thy sevenfohl energy; 
Make us eternal truth receive, 
And practise all that we believe; 
Give us Thyself, that we may see 
The Father and the Son by Thee. 



Holy, Holy, Holy! Lord God Almighty! 

AH Thy works shall praise Thy Name, in 
earth, and sky, and sea: 
Holy, Holy, Holy! merciful and mighty! 

God in Three Pereons, blessed Trinity 1 



382 



CM. 



SPIRIT divine, attend our prayers, 
And make this liouse Thy home ; 
Descend with all Thy gracious powers. 
Oh, come, great Spirit, come! 

2 Come as the light; to us reveal 

Our emptiness and woe: 
And lead us in those paths of life, 
Whereon the righteous go. 

3 Come as the Are, and purge our hearts 

Like sacrificial flame; 
Let our whole soul an offering be 
To our Redeemer's Name. 

4 Come as the dove, and spread Thy wings, 

The wings of peaceful love; 
And let TJiy Church on earth become 
Blest as the Church above. 

5 Spirit divine, attend our prayers; 

Make a lost world Thy home; 
Descend with all Thy gracious powers, 
Oh, come, great Spirit, come! 

383 p. M. 

HOLY, Holy, Holy! Lord God Almighty! 
Early in the morning our song shall 
rise to Thee: 
Holy, Holy, Holy ! merciful and mighty ! 
God in Three Pei*sons, blessed Trinity I 

2 Holy, Holy, Holy! All the saints adore 

Thee, I 

Casting down their golden crowns around ' 

the glassy sea; I 

Cheru!)im and seraphim falling down before 

Thee, I 

Which wert, and art, and evermoi'e shalt 

be. , 

3 Holy, Holy, Holy ! though the darkness hide 

Thee, 
Though the eye of sinful man Thy glory 
may not see, " I 

Only Thou art holy; there is none beside 
Thee, 
Perfect in power, in love, and purity. i 

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384 



GOD, my Father, hear me pray. 
Wash my crimson guilt away; 
Wretched, helpless, lost, undone. 
Hear me for Thy blessed Son; 
Lord, unnumbered sins are mine, 
But eternal love is Thine. 

God, my Saviour, look on me; 
All my guilt I cast on Thee : 
Give my tnmbled si)irit peace; 
Bid my fears and sorrows cease ; 
Lord, unnumbered sins are mine. 
But eternal love is Thine. 

God, my Comforter, my Light, 
Strengthen me with holy might. 
Make Thy dwelling in my heart: 
Faith, and joy, and hope impart. 
Lord, unnumbered sins are mine, 
But eternal love is Thine. 

Blessed, glorious Trinity! 
Holy, everlasting Three! 
Hear, oh, hear my earnest prayer. 
And my soul for heaven prepare ! 
Lord, unnumbered sins are mine; 
But eternal love is Thine. 



385 



HOLY, Holy, Holy, Lord, 
God of Ilosts, eternal King, 
By the heavens and earth adored ; 

Angels find archangels sing, 
Chanting everlastingly 
To the blessed Trinity. 

Since by Thee were all things made, 
And in Thee do all things live, 

Be to Thee all honor paid, 
Praise to Thee let all things give. 

Singing everlastingly 

To the blessed Trinfty- 



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3 Thousands, tens of thousands stand, 

Spirits blestf before Thy throne. 
Speeding thence at Thy command ; 

And when Thy command is done, 
Singing everlastingly 
To the blessed Trinity. 

4 Cherubim and seraphim 

Veil their faces with their wings; 
Eyes of angels are too dim 

To behold the King of kings, 
While they sing eternally 
To the blessed Trinity. 

5 Thee, apostles, prophets. Thee, 

Thee, the noble martyr band. 
Praise with solemn jubilee, 

Thee, the Church in every land; 
Singing everlastingly 
To the blessed Trinity. 

6 Alleluia! Lord, to Thee, 

Father, Son, and Holy Ghost, 
Three in One, and One in Three, 

Join we with the heavenly host. 
Singing everlastingly 
To the blessed Trinity. 

386 8.7.8.7.4.7. 

HOLY Father, great Creator, 
Source of mercy, love, and peace. 
Look upon the Mediator, 
Clothe us with His righteousness; 
Heavenly Father, 
Through the Saviour hear and bless. 

2 Holy Jesus, Lord of glory. 

Whom angelic hosts proclaim, 
While we hear Thy wondrous story, 

Meet and worship in Thy Name, 
Dear Redeemer, 
In our hearts Thy peace proclaim. 

3 Holy Spirit, Sanctifier, 

Come with unction from above, 
Raise our hearts to raptures higher. 

Fill them with the Saviour's love! 
Source of comfort, 
Cheer us with the Saviour's love. 

4 God the Lord, through every nation 

Let Thy wondrous mercies shine ! 
In the song of Thy salvation 

Every tongue and race combine I 
Great Jehovah, 
Form our hearts and make them Thine. 

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387 8.7. 

ROUXD the Lord in glory seated 
Cherubim and seraphim 
Filled His temple, and repeated 
Each to each the alternate hymn: 
"Lord, Thy glory fills the heaven. 
Earth is with Thy fullness stored; 
Unto Thee be glory given, 
Holy, Holy, Holy Lord." 

2 Heaven is still with glorj' ringing. 

Earth takes up the angels' cry. 
"Holy, Holy, Holy," singing, 
'*Lord of Hosts, the Lord most High." 
With His seraph train before Him, 

With His holy Church below. 
Thus unite we to adore Him, 

Bid we thus our anthem How : 

3 " Lord, Thy glory fills the heaven, 

Earth is with Thy fullness stored ; 
Unto Thee be glory given. 
Holy, Holy, Holy Lord." 
Thus Thy glorious Name confessing. 
With Thine angel hosts we cry 
"Holy, Holy, Holy," blessing 

Thee, the Lord of Hosts most high. 



388 G.G.4.6.6.6.4. 

COME, Thou almighty King, 
Help us Thy Name to sing, 
Help us to praise I 
Father all glorious, 
O'er all victorious. 
Come and reign over us, 
Ancient of days ! 

2 Come, Thou Incarnate Word, 
Gird on Thy mighty sword; 

Our prayer attend ! 
Come, and Thy people bless; 
Come, give Thy word success; 
Lord, God of righteousness, 

Thy cause defend ! 

3 Come, Holy Comforter, 
Thy sacred witness bear. 

In this glad hour I 
Thou, Who almighty art, 
Now rule in every heart, 
And ne'er from us depart. 

Spirit of power! 



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4 To Thee, great One in Three, 
The highest praises be, 

Hence evermore; 
Thy sovereign majesty 
May we in glory see, 
And to eternity 

Love and adore. 



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.7.7.5. 



THREE in One, and One in Three, 
Ruler ot the earth and sea, 
Hear us, while we lift to Thee 
Holy chant and psalm. 

2 Light of lights! with morning shine; 
Lift on us Thy light divine; 

And let charity benign 

Breathe on us her balm. 

3 Light of lights! when falls the even, 
Let it close on sin forgiven; 

Fold us in the peace of heaven; 
Shed a holy calm. 

4 Three in One, and One in Three, 
Dimly here we worship Thee; 
With the saints hereafter we 

Hope to bear the palm. 

390 s.M. 

OH! what, if we are Christ's, 
Is earthly shame or loss ? 
Bright shall the crow^n of glory be 
When we have borne the cross. 

2 Keen was the trial once, 

Bitter the cup of woe, 
W^hen martyred saints, baptized in blood, 
Christ's sufferings shared below. 

3 Bright is their glory now, 

Boundless their joy above, 
Where, on the bosoni of their God, 
They rest in perfect love. 

4 Lord, may that grace be ours. 

Like them in faith to bear 
All that of sorrow, grief, or pain 
May be our portion here; 

5 Enough if Thou at last 

The word of blessing give. 
And let us rest beneatTi Thy feet, 
Where saints and angels live. 
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391 c. M. 

LET saints on earth in concei*t sing 
With those whose work is done ; 
For all the servants of our King 
In heaven and earth are one. 

2 One family, we dwell in Him, 

One Church, above, beneath ; 
Though now divided by the stream. 
The naiTow stream of death. 

3 One army of the living God, 

To His command we bow ; 
Part of the host have crossed the flood, 
And part are crossing now. 

4 E'en now to their eternal home 

There pass some spirits blest ; 
While others to the mai-gin come. 
Waiting their call to rest. 

5 Jesus, be Thou our constant guide; 

Then, when the word is given, 
Bid Jordan's narrow stream divide, 
And bring us safe to heaven. 



392 CM. 

NOT to the terrors of the Lord, 
The tempest, fire, and smoke; 
Not to the thunder of that word 
Which God on Sinai spoke: 

2 But we are come to Sion's hill, 

The city of our God; 
Where milder words declare His will. 
And spread His love abroad. 

3 Behold the innumerable host 

Of angels clothed in light: 
Behold the spirits of the just. 
Whose faith is changed to sight. 

4 Behold tlie blest assembly there 

Whose names are writ in heaven; 
Hear God, the Judge of all, declare 
Their sins, through Christ, forgiven. 

5 Angels, and living saints and dead, 

But one communion make: 
All join in Christ, their living Head, 
And of His love partake. 



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LO ! what a cloud of witnesses 
Encompass us around ! 
Men once like us with suffering tried, 
But now with glory crowned. 

2 Let us, with zeal like theire inspired, 
Strive in the Christian race ; 
And, freed from every weight of sin. 
Their lioly footsteps trace. 

8 Behold a witness nobler still, 
Who trod affliction's path; 
Jesus, the author, finisher, 
Kewarder of our faitli. 

4 He, for the joy before Him set. 

And moved by pitying love, 
Endured the cross, despised the shame. 
And now He reigns above. 

5 Thither, forgetting things behind, 

Press we to God's right hand; 
There, with the Saviour and His saints, 
Triumphantly to stand. 



Lord Jesus, King of Paradise, 
Oh, keep us in Thy love, 

And guide us to that happy land 
Of perfect rest above; 
Where loyal hearts, etc. 



394 



P.M. 



PARADISE, O Paradise, 
Who doth not crave for rest ? 
Who would not seek the happy land 
Wliere they that loved are blest; 
Where loyal liearts, and true, 

Stand ever in the light. 
All rapture, through and through, 
In God's most holy sight? 

2 O Paradise, O Paradise, 

The world is growing old ; 
Who would not be at rest and free 
Where love is never cold ? 
Where loyal hearts, etc. 

3 O Paradise, O Paradise, 

We long to sin no more ; 
We long to be as pure on eailh 
As on thy spotless shore; 
Where loyal hearts, etc. 

4 O Paradise, O Paradise, 

We shall not wait for long; 
E'en now the loving ear may catch 
Faint fragments of Thy song; 
Where loyal hearts, etc. 
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6,5. 



THOSE eternal bowers 
Man hath never trod. 
Those unfading flowers 

Round the throne of God : 
Who may hope to gain them 

After weary fight ? 
Who at length attain them, 
Clad in robes of white ? 



2 He who wakes from slumber 

At the Spirit's voice, 
Daring here to number 

Things unseen his choice : 
He who casts his burden 

Down at Jesus' cross; 
Christ's reproach his guerdon. 

All beside but loss. 

3 He who gladly baiters 

All on earthly ground ; 
He who, like the martyrs, 

Says, •* I will be crowned;" 
He whose one oblation 

Is a life of love, 
Knit in God's salvation 

To the blest above. 

4 Shame upon you, legions 

Of the heavenly King, 
Citizens of regions 

Past imagining! 
What, with pipe and tabor 

Dream away the light ! 
When He bids you labor, 

When He tells you, "Fight" 

5 Jesu, Lord of glory, 

As we breast the tide, 
Whisper Thou the story 

Of the other side; 
Where the saints are casting 

Crowns before Thy feet, 
Safe for everlasting, . 

In Thyself complete. 



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P.M. 



rpEX thousand times ten thousand 
_L In sparkling raiment bright, 
The armies of tlie ransomed saints 

Throng up the steeps of liglit: 
'Tis finished! all is finished, 

Their fight with death and sin. 
Fling open wide the golden gates, 

And let the victors in. 

2 What rush of alleluias 

Fills all the earth and sky ! 
What ringing of a thousand harps 

Bespeaks the triumph nigh! 
O day, for which creation 

And all its tribes were made ! 
O joy, for all its former woes 

A thousand-fold repaid ! 

3 Oh, then what raptured greetings 

On Canaan's happy shore! 
What knitting severed friendships up, 

Where partings are no more ! 
Then eyes with joy shall sparkle 

That brimmed with tears of late; 
Orphans no longer fatherless, 

Nor widows desolate. 

4 Bring near Thy great salvation, 

Thou Lamb for sinners slain; 
Fill up the roll of Thine elect, 

Then take Thy power and reign ! 
Appear, Desire of nations ! 

Thine exiles long for home: 
Show in the heavens Thy promised sign! 

Thou Prince and Saviour, come! 

397 los. 

OH, what the joy and the glory must be, 
Those endless Sabbaths the blessed 
ones see ; | 

Crown for the valiant, to weary ones rest; 
God shall be all, and in all ever blest. 

2 What are the Monarch, His court, and His 

throne ? I ^ 

What are the peace and the joy that they 

own ? * I 

Oh, that the blest ones, who in it have share, | 
All that they feel could as fully declare ! 

3 Truly Jerusalem name we that shore, 
Vision of peace, that brings joy evermore; 
Wi.sh and fulfilment can severed be ne'er, 
Nor the thing prayed for come short of the 

prayer. 

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4 There, where no troubles distraction can 
bring, 

We the sweet anthems of Sion shall sing; 
While for Thy grace, Lord, their voices of 

praise 
Thy blessed people eternally raise. 

5 There dawns no Sabbath, no Sabbath is o'er, 
Those Sabbath-keepers have one evermore ; 
One and unending is that triumph-song 
Which to the angels and us shall belong. 

Now, in the meanwhile, with hearts raised 

on high, 
We for that country must yearn and must 

sigh; 
Seeking Jerusalem, dear native land, 
Through our long exile on Babylon's strand. 

7 Low before Him with our praises w^e fall, 
Of Whom, and in Whom, and through Whom 

are all ; 
Of Whom, the Father; and in Whom, the 

Son; 
Through Whom, the Spirit, with Them ever 

One. 



398 P.M. 

HARK! hark, my soul! Angelic songs 
are swelling 
O'er earth's green fields and ocean's wave- 
beat shore ; 
How sweet the trutli those blessed strains 
are telling 
Of that new life when sin shall be no more ! 
Angels of Jesus, 

Angels of light, 
Singing to welcome 

The i)ilgrims of the night. 



Onward we go, for still we hear them sing- 
ing. 
"Come, weary souls, for Jesus bids you 

come;" 
And through the dark, its echoes sweetly 
ringing, 
The music of the Gospel leads us honiB. 
Angels of Jesus, 

Angels of light. 
Singing to welcome 

Tlie pilgrims of the night. 



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3 Far, far away, like bells at evening pealing, 
The voice of Jesus sounds o'er land and 
sea. 
And laclen souls by thousands meekly steal- 



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Kind Shepherd, turn their weary steps to 
Thee. 

Angels of Jesus, 

Angels of liglit, 
Singing to welcome 
The pilgrims of the night. 

4 Rest comes at length, though life be long 

and dreary. 
The day must dawn, and darksome night 
be past; 
Faith's journeys end in welcome to the 
weary. 
And heaven, the heart's true home, will 
come at last. 

Angels of Jesus, 

Angels of light, 
Singing to welcome 
The pilgrims of the night. 

5 Angels, sing on! your faithful watches keep- 

ing; 
Sing us sweet fragments of the songs 
above; 
Till morning's joy shall end the night of 
weeping. 
And life's long shadows break in cloud- 
less love. 

Angels of Jesus, 

Angels of light. 
Singing to welcome 

The pilgrims of the night. 



399 8.7. 

LIGHT'S abode, celestial Salem, 
Vision whence true peace doth spring. 
Brighter than the heart can fancy, 

Mansion of the highest King; 
Oh, how glorious are the praises 
Which of Thee the prophets sing I 



2 There forever and forever 
' Alleluia is outpoured; 
F(u* unending, for unbroken 

Is the feast-day of the Lord ; 
All is pure and all is holy 

Tliat within Thy walls is stored. 
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3 There no cloud nor passing vapor 

Dims the brightness of the air; 
Endless noon-day, glorious noon-day, 

From the Sun of suns is there; 
There no night brings rest from labor. 

For unknown are toil and care. 

4 Oh, how glorious and resplendent, 

Fragile body, shalt thou be. 
When endued with so much beauty, 

Full of health, and strong, and free, 
Full of vigor, full of pleasure 

That shall last eternally I 

5 Now with gladness, now with courage. 

Bear the buixlen on thee laid. 
That hei-eafter these thy labors 

May with endless gifts be paid. 
And in everlasting glory 

Thou with brightness be arrayed. 

400 8.7. 

BLESSED city, heavenly Salem, 
Vision dear of peace and love, 
Who of living stones art builded 
In the height of heaven above, 
And, with angel hosts encircled. 
As a bride dost earthward move; 

2 From celestial realms descending. 

Bridal glory round thee shed. 
Meet for Him Whose love espoused thee, 

To Tliy LoitI shalt thou be led ; 
All thy streets, and all thy bulwarks 

Of pure gold are fashioned. 

3 Bright thy gates of pearl are shining, 

They are open evermore ;- 
And by virtue of His merits 

Thither faithful souls do soar. 
Who for Christ's dear Name, in this world 

Pain and tribulation bore. . 

4 Many a blow and biting sculpture 

Polished well those stones elect. 
In their places now compacted 

By the heavenly Architect, 
Wlio therewith hath willed forever 

That His palace should be decked. 

5 Laud and honor to the Father, 

Laud and honor to the Son, 
Laud and honor to the Spirit, 

Ever Three, and ever One, 
Consubstantial, Co-eternal, 

While unending ages run. 



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HEAVENLY Jerusalem, 
Of everlastiniif halls, 
Thrice blessed are the people 
Thou storest in Thy walls. 

2 Thou art the polden manslou, 

Whei-e saints forever sinp, 
The seat of (iod's own chosen, 
The palace of the king. 

3 There God forever sitteth, 

Himself of all the crown; 
The Lamb, the Light that sliineth. 
And never goetli down. 

4 Nought to this seat approacheth 

Their sweet peace to molest; 
They sing their (rod forever, 
Nor day nor night they rest. 

5 Sure hope doth thither lead us; 

Our longings thither tend; 
May short-lived toil ne'er daunt us 
For joys that cannot end. 

6 To Christ, the Sun that lightens 

His Church above, below ; 
To Father, and to Spirit 
All things created bow. 



402 



C. M. 



MOTHER dear, Jerusalem, 
When shall I come to Thee ? 
When shall my sorrows have an end ? 
Thy joys when shall I see :* 

2 O happy harbor of God's saints! 

O sweet and pleasant soil I 
In thee no sorrow can be found. 
Nor grief, nor care, nor toil. 

3 No murky cloud o'ershadows thee. 

Nor gloom, nor darksome night ; 
But every soul shines as tlie sun; 
For God Himself gives light. 

4 O my sweet home, Jerusalem, 

Thy joys when shall I see ? 
The king that sitteth on thy throne 
In His felicity ? 
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5 Thy gardens and thy goodly walks 

Continually are green, 
AVliere grow such sweet and pleasant flowers 
As nowhere else are seen. 

6 Right through thy streets, with silver sound, 

The living watei*s flow. 
And on the banks, on either side. 
The trees of life do grow. 

7 Those trees for evermore bear fruit. 

And evermore do spring: 
There evermore the angels are, 
And evermore do sing. 

8 Jerusalem, my happy home. 

Would (rod I were in Thee ! 
Would God my woes were at an end, 
Thy joys that I might see ! 

403 r.M. 

I HEARD a sound of voices 
Around the great white throne, 
AVith harpers harping on their harps 
To Him that sat thereon: 
"Salvation, glory, honor!" 
I heard the song arise, 
As through the courts of heaven it rolled 
In wondrous harmonies. 

2 From every clime and kindred, 

And nations from afar, 
As serried ranks returning home 

In triumph from a war, 
I heard the saints upraising, 

The myriad hosts among. 
In praise of Him Who died and lives» 

Their one glad triumph-song. 

3 I saw the holy city. 

The New Jerusalem, 
Come down from heaven a bride adorned 

With jewelled diadem; 
The flood of crystal waters 

Flowed down the golden street; 
And nations brought their honors there. 

And laid them at her feet. 

4 And there no sun was needed, 

Nor moon to shine by night, 
God's glory did enlighten all, 

The Lamb Himself, the light; 
And there His servants serve Him, 

And, life's long battle o'er, 
Enthroned with Him, their Saviour, King, 

They reign for evermore. 



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5 O great and glorious vision ! 

The Lamb upon His throne; 
O wondrous siglit for man to see! 

The Saviour with His own: 
To drink the living waters 

And stand upon the shore, 
Where neither sorrow, sin, nor death 

Shall ever enter more. 

6 O Lamb of God Who reignest ! 

Tliou Bright and Morning Star, 
Whose glory lightens that new earth 

Which now we see from far! 
O worthy Judge eternal! 

When Thou dost bid us come, 
Then open wide the gates of pearl, 

And call Thy servants home. 



404 



Part I. 



7.6. 



THE world is very evil ; 
The times are waxing late; 
Be sober and keep vigil, 

The Judge is at the gate; 
The Judge Who comes in mercy, 

The Judge Who comes with might. 
To terminate the evil, 
To diadem the right. 

2 Arise, arise, good Christian, 

Let right to wrong succeed; 
Let penitential sorrow 

To heavenly gladness lead : 
To the home of fadeless splendor, 

Of flowers that fear no thorn, 
Where they shall dwell as children 

Who here as exiles mourn; 

3 'Mid power that knows no limit. 

And wisdom free from bound, 
The beatific vision 

Shall glad the saints around. 
O happy, holy portion. 

Refection for the blest. 
True vision of true beauty. 

Sweet cure for all distrest! 

4 Thou hast no shore, fair ocean! 

Thou hast no time, bright day! 
Dear fountain of refreshment 

To pilgrims far away! 
Strive, man, to win that glory; 

Toil, man, to gain that light; 
Send hope before to grasp it, 

Till hope be lost in sight. 
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405 ^^^^"^ "• "S 

BRIEF life is here our portion, 
Brief sorrow, short-lived care; 
The life that knows no ending, 

The tearless life is there! 
O happy retribution! 

Short toil, eternal rest, 
For mortals and for sinners, 
A mansion with the blest! 

2 There grief is turned to pleasure; 

Such pleasure as below 
No human voice can utter, 

No human heart can know; 
And after fleshly weakness, 

And after this world's night, 
And after storm and whirlwind 

Are calm, and joy, and light. 

3 And now we fight the battle, 

But then shall wear the crown 
Of full and everlasting 

And passionless renown; 
And He Whom now we trust in, 

Shall then be seen and known, 
And they that know and see Him, 

Shall have Him for their own. 

4 And now we wat«h and struggle. 
And now we live in hope. 

And Sion in her anguish, 
With Babylon must cope; 

But there is David*s Fountain, 
And life in fullest glow ; 

And there the light is golden. 
And milk and honey flow. 

5 The morning shall awaken. 
The shadows flee away. 

And each true-hearted servant. 
Shall shine as doth the day; 

For God our King and Portion, 
In fullness of His grace, 

We then shall see forever. 
And worship face to face. 



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406 ^"^'^ "^- T.6. 

R thee, O dear, dear countiy. 
Mine eyes their vigils keep ; 
For very love beholding 

Thy holy name, they weep. 
The mention of thy glory 
Is unction to the breast, 
And medicine in sickness. 
And love, and life and rest. 



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2 O one, O only mansion ! 

O Paradise of joy I 
Where teai-s are ever banished 

And smiles liave no alloy; 
Thy loveliness oppresses 

All human thought and heart, 
And none, O Peace, O Sion, 

Can sing thee as thou ait. 

3 With jaspers glow thy bulwarks. 

Thy streets with emeralds blaze; 
The saixlius and the topaz 

Unite in thee their rays; 
Thine ageless walls are bonded 

With amethyst unpriced; 
The saints build up thy fabric, 

And the comer stone is Christ. 

4 The cross is all thy splendor, 

The Crucified thy praise ; 
His laud and benedicti(m 

Thy ransomed people raise: 
Upon the Rock of ages 

They build thy holy tower; 
Thine is the victor's laurel. 

And thine the golden dower. 



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O sweet and blessed country. 

The home of God's elect! 
O sweet and blessed country, 

That eager hearts expect! 
Jesu, in mercy bring us 

To that dear land of rest ! 
Who art, with God the Father, 

And Spirit, ever blest. 



407 



Pabt IV. 

JERUSALEM, the golden! 
With milk and honey blest; . 
Beneath thy contemplation 

Sink heart and voice opprest. 
I know not, oh, I know not, 
What joys await us there ! 
What radiancy of glory ! 
What bliss beyond compare ! 

2 They stand, those halls of Sion, 

All jubilant with song, 
And bright with many an angel. 

And all the martyr throng. 
The Prince is ever in them, 

The daylight is serene; 
The pastures of the blessed 

Are decked in glorious sheen. 

3 There is the throne of David ; 

And there, from care released, 
The shout of them that triumph. 

The song of them that feast. 
And they, who with their Leader, 

Have conquered in the light, 
Forever and forever 

Are clad in robes of white. 
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408 



CM. 



THE roseate hues of early dawn. 
The brightness of the day. 
The crimson of the sunset sky, 

How fast they fade away I 
Oh, for the pearly gates of heaven! 

Oh, for the golden Hoor! 
Oh, for the Sun of righteousness 
That setteth nevermore ! 

2 The highest hopes we cherish here. 

How fast they tire and faint ! 
How many a spot defiles the robe 

That wraps an earthly saint! 
Oh, for a heart that never sins! 

Oh, for a soul washed white ! 
Oh, for a voice to praise our King, 

Nor weary day nor night! 

3 Here faith is ours, and heavenly hope. 

And grace to lead us higher;' 
But there are perfectness, and peace, 

Beyond our best desire. 
Oh, by Thy love and anguish. Lord, 

And by Thy life laid down, 
Grant that we fall not from Thy grace, 

Nor cast away our crown! 

409 s. M. 

BLEST are the pure in heart. 
For they shall see our God ; 
The secret of the Lord is theirs; 
Their soul is Christ's abode. 

2 The Lord, Who left the heavens 

Our life and peace to bring. 
To dwell in lowliness with men 
Their pattern and their King: 

3 He to the lowly soul 

Doth still Himself impart; 
And for His dwelling and His throne 
Chooseth the pure in heart. 



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4 Lord, we Thy presence seek ; 
May oura this blessing be ; 
Give us a pure and lowly heart, 
A temple meet for Thee. 



410 7s 

SHEPHERD, with Thy tenderest love, 
Guide me to Thy fold above; 
Let me hear Thy gentle voice; 
More and more in Thee rejoice ; 
From Thy fullness grace receive, 
Ever in Thy Spirit live. 

2 Filled by Thee my cup o'erflows, 
For Thy love no limit knows; 
Guardian angels, ever nigh, 
Lead and di*aw my soul on high : 
Constant to ray latest end. 
Thou my footsteps wilt attend. 

3 Jesu, with Thy presence blest, 
Death is life, and labor rest; 
Guide me while I draw my breath; 
Guard me through the gate of death. 
And at last, oh, let me stand 

With the sheep at Thy right hand ! 



411 p. M. 

THE King of love my Shepherd is. 
Whose goodness faileth never; 
I nothing lack if I am His 
And He is mine forever. 

2 Where streams of living water flow 

My ransomed soul He leadeth. 
And, where the verdant pastures grow, 
With food celestial feedeth. 

3 Perverse and foolish oft I strayed, 

But yet in love He sought me. 
And on His shoulder gently laid; 
And home, rejoicing, brought me. 

4 In death's dark vale I fear no ill 

With Thee, dear Lord, beside nie; 
Thy rod and staff my comfort still, 
Thy cross before to guide me. 

5 Thou spread' st a table in my sight; 

Thy unction grace bestoweth ; 
And oh, what transport of delight 
From Thy pure chalice tloweth ! 
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6 And so through all the length of days. 
Thy goodness faileth never; 
Good Shepherd, may I sing Thy praise 
Within Thy house forever. 

412 8.6.8.4. 

THE God of love my Shepherd is, 
My gracious, constant guide; 

1 shall not want, for I am His: 

In all supplied. 

2 In His gi-een pastures do I feed, 

And there lie down at will; 
He leads me in my thii-sty need 
By waters still. 

3 His tenderness restores my soul, 

When sick and faint I roam ; 
Shows the right path and makes me whole. 
Bearing me home. 

4 Yea! the dark valley when I tread. 

No evil will I fear; 
Thy rod and staff dispel my dread ; 
I feel Thee near. 

5 Thoit spread' st my table 'mid my foes; 

The oil of grace is mine; 

My cup with mercy overflows. 

And love divine. 

6 Goodness and mercy all my days 

My constant song shall be. 
Till heavenly anthems fill with praise 
Eternity. 

413 87. 

GUIDE me, O Thou great Jehovah, 
Pilgrim through this bairen land, 
I am weak, but Thou art mighty : 
Hold me with Thy powerful hand. 

2 Open now the crystal fountains 

Whence the living waters flow ; 
Let the fiery, cloudy pillar 

Lead me all my journey through. 

3 Feed me with the heavenly manna 

In this barren wilderness; 
Be my sword, and shield, and banner; 
Be the Lord my Righteousness. 



I 

I 4 When I tread the verge of Jordan, 

I Bid my anxious fears subside; 

I Death of death, and hell's destruction, 

I Land me safe on Canaan's side. 



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8/ 



C^ALL Jehovah Thy salvation, 
J Rest beneath th' Almighty's shade, 
In His secret habitation 
Dwell, and never be dismayed. 

2 There nOrtmnult can alarm thee, 

Thou shalt dread no hidden snare ; 
Guile nor violence can haim thee, 
In eternal safeguard there. 

3 God shall charge His angel legions 

Watch and ward o'er thee to keep: 
Though thou walk through hostile regions, 
Though in desert wilds thou sleep. 

4 Since, with pure and firm affection, 

Thou on God hast set Thy love, 

With the wings of His protection. 

He will shield thee from above. 

5 Thou shalt call on Him in trouble, ^ 

He will hearken, He will save ; 
Here for grief reward thee double, 
Crown with life beyond the grave. 



415 8.7.8.7.8.8.7. 

A TOWER of strength our God doth stand, 
A shield and sure defender: 
True help from all our woes Hi.s hand 

Through life doth freely render. 
Our foe hath fixed his purpose fell, 
With might and craft he's armed full w^ell, 
On earth is not his fellow. 



2 With force of arms we nothing can: 

Full soon were we o'erridden: 
But for us flgfats the goodly Man 

Whom God Himself hath bidden. 
Ask ye His Name? 'Tis Christ our Lord, 
The God of Hosts alone-adored. 

Our Champion, none dare brave Him. 

3 Should heirs whole legion round us press, 

All banded to devour us. 
Yet this should work us good success. 

Nor fear e'en then overpower us: 
Though this world's prince look fierce and 

bold, 
It mattei*s not, his doom is told, 
A single word can foil him. 
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4 Our foes must let the Word stand sure; 

No thanks for this they're reaping; 
God's Spirit in His way secure, 

God's grace our souls is keeping; 
Those foes may spoil all earthly bliss; 
Let be! they win no gain from this, 

God's kingdom still is left us^ 

416 CM. 

OGOD of Bethel, by Whose hand 
Thy people still are fed; 
Who through this weary pilgrimage 
Hast all our fathers led : 

2 Our vows, our prayers, we now present 

Before Thy throne of grace: 
God of our fathers, be the God 
Of their succeeding race. 

3 Through each perplexing path of life 

Our wandering footsteps guide; 
Give us each day our daily bread. 
And raiment fit provide. 

4 Oh, spread Thy sheltering wings around. 

Till all our wanderings cease, 
And at our Father's loved abode 
Our souls arrive in peace! 

5 Such blessings from Thy gracious hand 

Our humble prayei-s implore; 
And Thou shalt be our chosen God, 
And portion evermore. 



417 



CM. 



OGOD, our help in ages past, 
Our hope for years to come, 
Our shelter from the stormy blast 
And our eternal home: 

2 Under the shadow of Thy throne 

Thy saints have dwelt secure; 
Sufficient is Thine arm alone, • 
And our defence is sure. 

3 Before the hills in order stood, 

Or earth received her frame, 
From everlasting Thou art (iod. 
To endless yeai-s the same. 

4 A thousand ages in Thy sight 

Are like an evening gone; 
Short as the watch that ends the night 
Before the rising sun. 



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5 Time, like an ever-rolling stream, 

Bears all its sons away; 
Tliey fly, forgotten, as a dream 
Dies at the opening day. 

6 O God, our help in ages past. 

Our hope for years to come, 
Be Thou our guide while life shall last, 
And our eternal home. 

418 5.5.8.8.5.5. 

JESU, still lead on. 
Till our rest be won ; 
And, although the way be cheerless, 
We will follow calm and fearless; 
Guide us by Thy hand, 
To our Fatherland. 

2 If the way be drear, 
If the foe be near, 

Let not faithless fears overtake us. 
Let not faith and hope forsake us ; 

For through many a woe 

To our home we go. 

3 AVhen we seek relief 
From a long-felt grief: 

When temptations come alluring, 
Make us patient and enduring; 

Show us that bright shore 

Where we weep no more. 

4 Jesu, still lead on. 
Till our rest be won: 

Heavenly Leader, still direct us. 
Still support, console, protect us, 

Till we safely stand 

In our Fatherland. 

419 8.7. 

LEAD us, heavenly Father, lead us 
O'er the world's tempestuous sea; 
Guard us, guide us, keep us, feed us. 
For we have no help but Thee : 
Yet possessing 
Every blessing, 
If our God our Father be. 

2 Saviour, breathe forgiveness o'er us; 
All our weakness Thou dost know ; 
Thou didst tread this earth before us; 
Thou didst feel its keenest woe; 
Lone and dreary. 
Faint and weary. 
Through the desert Thou didst go. 

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3 Spirit of our God, descending. 

Fill our hearts with heavenly joy; 
Love with every passion blending. 
Pleasure that can never cloy: 
Thus provided, 
Pardoned, guided. 
Nothing can our peace destroy. 



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lOs. 



LEAD us, O Father! in the paths of peace ; 
Without Thy guiding hand we go astray. 
And doubts appal, and sorrows still increase ; 
Lead us through Christ, the true and liv- 
ing Way. 

2 Lead us, O Father I in the paths of truth; 

Unhelped by Thee, in error's maze we 

grope. 
While passion stains, and folly dims our 

youth,* 
And age comes on, uncheered by faith 

and hope. 

3 LeJid us, O Father! in the paths of right; 

Blindly we stumble when we walk alone. 
Involved in shadows of a darksome night, 
I Only with Thee we journey safely on. 

4 Lead us, O Father ! to Thy heavenly rest. 

However rough and steep tlie path may be. 
Through joy or sorrow, as Thou deemest 
I best. 

Until our lives are perfected in Thee. 



421 



p. :m. 



LEAD, kindly Light, amid the encircling 
gloom. 

Lead Thou me on ! 
The night is dark, and I am far from home. 

Lead Thou me on! 
Keep Thou my feet! I do not ask to see 
The distant scene; one step enough for me. 

2 I was not ever thus, nor prayed that Thou 
I Shouldst lead me on; 

I I loved to choose and see my path ; but now 
Lead Thou me on ! 
1 loved the garish day; and, spite of fears. 
Pride ruled my will: remember not past 
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3 So long Tliy power has blest me, sure it still 
Will lead me on 
O'er moor and fen, o'er crag and torrent, till 

The night is gone; 
And with the mom those angel faces smile, 
Which I have loved long since, and lost 
awhile. 

422 8s. 

LIGHT, Whose beams illumine all 
From twilight dawn to perfect day, 
Shine Thou before the shadows fall, 

That lea<i our wandering feet asti-ay: 
At mom and eve Thy radiance pour. 
That youth may love, and age adore. 

2 O Way, through Whom our souls draw near 

To yon eternal home of peace, 
Where perfect love shall cast out fear. 

And earth's vain toil and wandering cease ; 
In strength or weakness may we see 
Our heavenward path, O Lord, through 
Thee. 

3 O Truth, before Whose shrine we bow, 

Thou priceless pearl for all who seek, 
To Thee our earliest strength we vow ; 

Thy love will bless the pure and meek; 
When dreams or mists beguile our sight, 
Turn Thou our darkness into light. 

4 O Life, the well that ever flows 

To slake the thirst of those that faint. 
Thy power to bless, what seraph knows ? 

Thy joy supreme, what words can paint? 
In earth's last hour of fleeting breath 
Be Thou our conqueror over death. 

5 O Light, O Way, O Truth, O Life, 

O Jesus, born mankind to save. 
Give Thou Thy peace in deadliest strife; 

Shed Thou Thy calm on stormiest wave; 
Be Thou our hope, our joy, our drecid. 
Lord of the living and the dead. 



3 Thou art the Life, the rending tomb 

Proclaims Thy conquering arm; 
And those who put their trust in Thee 
Nor death nor hell shall harm. 

4 Thou art the Way, the Truth, the Life; 

Grant us that way to know. 
That truth to keep, that life to win. 
Whose joys eternal flow. 



424 



CM. 



WE walk by faith, and not by sight; 
No gracious words we hear 
From Him Who spake as man ne'er spake; 
But we believe Him near. 

2 We may not touch His hands and side, 

Nor follow where He trod ; 
But in His promise we rejoice. 
And cry, " My Lord and God!" 

3 Help then, O Lord, our unbelief; 

And may our faith abound. 
To call on Thee when Thou art near, 
And seek where Thou art found: 

4 That, when our life of faith is done. 

In realms of clearer light 
We may behold Thee as Thou art, 
AVith full and endless sight. 



425 



CM. 



423 



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THOU art the Way, to Thee alone 
From sin and death we flee ; 
And he who would the Father seek, 
Must seek Him, Lord, by Thee. 

2 Thou art the Truth, Thy word alone 
True wisdom can impart; 
Thou only canst inform the mind 
And purify the heart. 
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GOD moves in a mysterious way 
His wonders to perform: 
He plants His footsteps in the sea, 
And rides upon the storm. 

2 Deep in unfathomable mines, 

With never-failing skill. 
He treasures up His bright designs, 
And works His sovereign will. 

3 Ye fearful saints, fresh courage take; 

The clouds ye so much drefvd 
Are big with mercy, and shall break 
In blessings on your head. 

4 Judge not the Lord by feeble sense. 

But trust Him for His grace; 
Behind a frowning providence 
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5 His purposes will ripen fast, 

Unfolding every hour: 
The bud may have a bitter taste, 
But sweet will be the flower. 

6 Blind unbelief is sure to err, 

And scan His work in vain; 
God is His own Interpreter, 
And He will make it plain. 



426 L. M. 

OTHOU, Who hast at Thy command 
The hearts of all men in Thy hand, 
Our wayward, erring hearts incline 
To have no other will but Thine. 

2 Our wishes, our desires, control ; 
Mold every purpose of the soul ; 
O'er all may we victorious prove 
That stands between us and Thy love. 

3 Thrice blest will all our blessings be. 
When we can look through them to Thee; 
When each glad heart its tribute pjiys 

Of love, and gratitude, and praise. 

4 And while we to Thy glory live, 
May we to Thee all glory give. 
Until the final summons come. 
That calls Thy willing servants home. 



428 L. M. 

JEJSU, Thou joy of loving hearts! 
Thou Fount of life ! Thou Light of men ! 
From the best bliss that earth imparts 
We turn unfllled to Thee again. 

2 Thy truth unchanged hath ever stood ; 

Thou savest those that on Thee call; 
To them that seek Thee, Thou art good, 
To them that find Thee, all in all. 

3 We taste Thee, O Thou living Bread! 

And long to feast upon Thee still ; 
We drink of Thee, the Fountain Head, 
And thirst from Thee our souls to fill. 

4 Our restless spirits yearn for Thee, 

Where'er our changeful lot is cast; 
Glad, when Thy gracious smile we see, 
Blest, when our faith can hold Thee fast. 

5 O Jesu, ever with us stay ! 

Make all our moments calm and bright! 
Chase the dark night of sin away ! 
Shed o'er the world Thy holy light! 



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427 



C. M. 



MY God, accept my heart this day, 
And make it always Thine, 
That I from Thee no more may stray. 
No more from Thee decline. 

2 Before the cross of Him Who died, 

Behold, I prostrate fall ; 

Let every sin be crucified. 

And Christ be all in all. 

3 Anoint me with Thy heavenly grace 

And seal me for Thine own ; 
That I may see Thy glorious face, 
And worship near Thy throne. 

4 Let every thought, and work, and word. 

To Thee be ever given; 
Then life shall be Thy service, Lord, 
And de.ath the gate of heaven ! 
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OLOVE that casts out fear, 
O love that casts out sin, 
Tarry no more without, 
But come and dwell within! 

2 True sunlight of the soul. 

Surround us as we go ; 
So shall our way be safe. 
Our feet no straying know. 

3 Great love of God come in ! 

Well-spring of heavenly peace ; 
Thou Living Water, come! 
Spring up, and never cease. 

4 Love of the living God, 

Of Father and of Son ; 
Love of the Holy Ghost, 
Fill Thou each needy one. 



430 



8.7. 

LOVE divine, all love excelling, 
Joy of heaven, to earth come down ! 
Fix in us Thy humble dwelling, 
All Thy faithful mercies crown. 



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2 Jesus, Thou art all compassion, 

Pure, unbounded love Thou art; 
Visit us with Thy salvation, 
Enter every trembling heart, 

3 Come, almighty to deliver, 

Let us all Thy life receive; 
Come to us, dear Lord, and never, 
Never more Thy temples leave. 

4 Thee we would be alway blessing; 

Serve Thee as Thy hosts above ; 
Pray, and praise Thee without ceasing; 
Glory in Thy perfect love. 

5 Finish then Thy new creation, 

Pure and spotless let us be : 

Let us see our whole salvation, 

Perfectly secured in Thee: 

6 Changed from glory into glorj-, 

Till in heaven we take our place: 

Till we cast our crowns before Thee, 

Lost in wonder, love, and praise. 



431 



CM. 



HOW sweet the Name of Jesus sounds 
In a believer's ear! 
It soothes our sorrows, heals our wounds, 
And drives away our fear. 

2 It makes the wounded spirit whole, 

And calms the troubled breast; 
'Tis manna to the hungi*y soul, 
And to the weary rest. 

3 Dear Name, the rock on which I build, 

My shield and hiding-place, 
My never-failing treasury, filled 
With boundless stores of grace. 

4 Jesus! my Shepherd, Guardian, Friend, 

My Prophet, Priest, and King, 
My Lord, my Life, my Way, my End, 
Accept the praise I bring. 

5 Weak is the effort of my heart, 

And cold my warmest thought: 
But when I see Thee as Thou art, 
I'll praise Thee as I ought. 

6 Till then I would Thy love proclaim 

With every fleeting' breath; 
And may the music of Thy Name 
Refresh my soul in death. 
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432 CM. 

JESU, the very thought of Thee 
With sweetness fills the breast; 
But sweeter far Thy face to see, 
And in Thy presence rest. 

2 No voice can sing, no heart can frame, 

Nor can the memory find, 
A sweeter sound than Jesus' Name, 
The Saviour of mankind. 

3 O hope of every contrite heart, 

O joy of all the meek, 
To those who fall, how kind Thou art! 
How good to those who seek I 



4 But what to those who find ? Ah ! 

Nor tongue nor pen can show ; 
The love of Jesus, what it is 
None but His loved ones know. 

5 Jesu, our only joy be Thou, 

As Thou our prize wilt be; 
In Thee be all our glory now. 
And through eternity. 



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CM. 



ETERNAL God! we look to Thee, 
To Thee for help we fly; 
Thine eye altme our wants can see. 
Thy hand alone supply. 

2 Lord! let Thy fear within us dwell, 

Thy love our footsteps guide: 
That love will all vain love expel; 
That fear all fear beside. 

3 Not what we wish, but what we want, 

Oh, let Thy grace supply I 
The good unasked in mercy grant; 
The ill, though asked, deny. 



434 



8.7. 



LABORING and heavy laden, 
Wanting help in time of need, 
Fainting by the way from hunger, 
*' Bread of life!" on Thee we feed. 

2 Thirsting for the springs of waters 
That, by love's eternal law. 
From the stricken Rock are flowing, 
*' Well of life!" from Thee we draw. 



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3 lu the land of cloud and shadow, 

Where no human eye can see, 
Light to those who sit in darkness, 
** Light of life!" we walk in Thee. 

4 Thou the grace of life supplying. 

Thou the crov/n of life wilt give; 
Dead to sin, and daily dying, 
"Life of life I*' in Thee we live. 



435 



*' piOME unto Me, ye weaiy, 
Kj And I will give you rest.'* 
Oh, blessed voice of Jesus, 

Which comes to hearts opprestl 
It tells of benediction. 

Of pardon, grace, and peace, 
Of joy that hath no ending, 

Of love that cannot cease. 

2 ** Come unto Me, ye wanderers. 

And I will give you light.'* 
Oh, loving voice of Jesus, 

Which comes to cheer the night I 
Our hearts were tilled with sadness, 

And we had lost our way, 
But He has brought us gladness, 

And songs at break of day. 

3 *' Come unto Me, ye fainting. 

And I will give you life." 
Oh, cheering voice of Jesus, 

Which comes to aid our strife I 
The foe is stern and eager. 

The fight is fierce and long; 
But Thou hast made us mighty, 

And stronger than the strong. 

4 ** And whosoever cometh, 

I will not cast him out.'* 
Oh, welcome voice of Jesus, 

Wliich drives away our doubt I 
Which calls us, very sinners, 

Unworthy though we be 
Of love so free and boundless. 

To come, O Lord, to Thee. 



436 Ts. 

SING, my soul, His wondrous love. 
Who, from yon bright throne above, 
Ever watchful o'er our race, 
Still to man extends His grace. 
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2 Heaven and earth by Hira were made; 
All is by His scepter swayed; 
What are we that He should show 
.So much love to us below ? 

I 3 God, the merciful and good, 

j Bought us with the Saviour's blood; 

I And, to" make our safety sure, 

' Guides us by His Spirit pure. 

_ I 4 Sing, my soul, adore His Xame! 
• .0. j Let His glory be thy theme: 

Praise Him till He calls thee home; 

Trust His love for all to come. 



437 c. 51. 

OH, for a thousand tongues to sing 
My blest lledeemer's praise, 
I The glories of my God and King, 
I The triumphs of His grace! 

I 

j 2 Jesus, the Name that charms our fears, 

! That bids our sorrows cease ; 

I 'Tis music in the sinner's ears, 

I 'Tis life, and health, and peace. 

I 3 He speaks; and listening to His voice, 

New life the dead receive, 
, The mournful, broken hearts rejoice, 
I The humble poor believe. 

4 Hear Him, ye deaf; His praise, ye dumb, 
! Your loosened ttmgues employ; 

Ye blind, behold your Saviour come* 
I And leap, ye lame, for joy ! 

5 My gracious Master and my God, 

Assist me to proclaim 
And spread througli all the earth abroad 
The honors of Thy Name. 



438 s 

SAVIOUR, source of every blessing. 
Tune my heart to grateful lays : 
Streams of mercy, never ceasing. 
Call for ceaseless songs of praise. 

2 Teach me s(mie melodious measure, 
Sung by raptured saints above; 
Fill my soul with sacred pleasure, 
While 1 sing redeeming love. 



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:i Thou didst seek me when a stranger, 
Wandering from the fold of God ; 
Thou to save my soul from danger, 
Didst redeem me with Thy blood. 

4 By Thy hand restored, defended, 

Safe through life thus far I've come; 
»Safe, O Lord, when life is ended, 
Bring me to my heavenly home. 

439 87. 

LORD, with glowing heart I'd praise Thee 
For the bliss Thy love bestows, 
For the pardoning grace that saves nie, 

And the peace that from it flows; 
Help, O God, my weak endeavor; 
This dull soul to rapture raise: 
Thou must light the flame, or never 
Can my love be warmed to praise. 

2 Pr;iise, my soul, the God that sought thee, 

Wretched wanderer, far astray; 
Found thee lost, and kindly brought thee 

From the paths of death away; 
Praise, with love's devoutest feeling 

Him Who saw thy guilt-born fear, 
And, the light of hope revealing, 

Bade the blood-stained cross appear. 

3 Lord, this bosom's ardent feeling 

Vainly would my lips express: 
Li)W before Thy footstool kneeling. 

Deign Thy suppliant's pi-ayer to bless: 
Let Thy grace, my soul's chief treasure, 

Love's pure flame within me raise; 
And, since words can never measure. 

Let my life show forth Thy praise. 



440 



7.6. 



SAVIOUR, precious Saviour, 
Whom yet unseen we love! 
O Xame of might and favor. 
All other names above! 
We worship Thee, we bless Thee, 

To Thee, O Christ, we sing; 
We praise Thee, and confess Thee 
Our holy Lord and King. 

2 O HHnger of salvation. 

Who wondrously hast wrought. 
Thyself the revelation 
Of love beyond our thought; 
We worship Thee, we bless Thee, 

To Thee, O Christ, we sing; 
We praise Thee, and confess Thee 
Our gracious Lord and King. 
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In Thee all fullness dwelleth. 
All grace and power divine; 
The gloi^y that excelleth, 
O Son of God, is Thine; 
We worship Tliee, we bless Thee, 

To Thee, O Christ, we sing; 
We praise Thee, and confess Thee 
Our glorious Lord and King. 

Oh, gi-ant the consummation 

Of this our song above, 
In endless adoration, 
And everlasting love ! 

Then shall we i)raise and bless Thee 

Where perfect i)i*aises ring, 
And evermore confess Thee 
Our Saviour and our King. 



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Cs. 



WHEN morning gilds the skies. 
My heart awaking cries, 
May Jesus Christ be praised: 
Alike at work and prayer 
To .Jesus I repair; 
May Jesus Christ be praised! 

2 Whene'er the sweet church bell 
Peals over hill and dell, 

May Jesus Christ be praised : 
Oh, hark to what it sings, 
As joyously it rings, 

May Jesus Christ be praised! 

3 My tongue shall never tire 
Of chanting with the choir. 

May Jesus Christ be praised: 
This song of sacred joy, 
It never seems to cloy. 

May Jesus Christ be praised 

4 When sleep her balm denies, 
My silent spirit sighs, 

May Jesus Christ be praised: 
When evil thoughts molest. 
With this I shield my breast. 

May Jesus Christ be praised! 

5 Does sadness All my mind ? 
A solace here I find. 

May Jesus Christ be praised: 
Or fades my earthly bliss ? 
My comfort still is this. 

May Jesus Christ be praised! 



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6 The night becomes as day, 
When from the heart we say, 

May Jesus Christ be praised: 
The powers of darkness fear, 
"When this sweet chant they hear, 

May Jesus Christ be praised ! 

7 In heaven's eternal bliss 
The loveliest strain is this. 

May Jesus Christ be praised: 
Let earth, and sea, and sky 
From depth to height repfy, 

May Jesus Christ be praised I 

8 Be this, while life is mine, 
My canticle divine, 

May Jesus Christ be praised : 
Be this the eternal song 
Through ages all along, 

May Jesus Christ be praised ! 



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6.6.4.6.6.6.4. 



SHEPHERD of tender youth. 
Guiding in love and tinith 
Through devious ways; 
Christ our triumphant King, 
We come Tliy Name to sing; 
Hither our children bring 
Tributes of praise. 

2 Thou art our liolv Lord, 
The all-subduing Word, 

Healer of strife : 
Thou didst Thyself abase. 
That from sin's deep disgrace 
Thou miglitest save our race. 

And give us life. 

3 Thou art the great High Priest; 
Thou hast prepared the feast 

Of heavenly love ; 
While in our 'mortal pain 
None calls on Thee in vain; 
Help Thou dost not disdain. 

Help from above. 

4 Ever be Thou our guide, 
Our shepherd and our pride, 

Our staff and song: 
Jesus, Thou Christ of God, 
By Thy perennial word 
J^ead us where Thou hast trod, 

Make our faith strong. 
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5 So now, and till we die, 
Sound we Thy praises high, 

And joyful sing. 
Let all the holy throng 
Who to Thy Church belong, 
Unite and swell the song 

To Christ our King! 



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CM. 



C10ME, let us join our cheerful songs 
) With angels round the tlirone! 
Ten thousand thousand ai-e their tongues. 
But all their joys are one. 

2 "Worthy the Lamb that died," they cry, 
**To be exalted thus:" 

** Worthy the Lamb," our lips reply. 
For He was slain for us. 

3 Jesus is worthy to receive 

Honor and power divine; 
And blessings more than we can give, 
Be, Lord, forever Thine. 

4 Let all that dwell above the sky, 

And air, and earth, and seas. 
Conspire to lift Thy glories high, 
And speak Thine endless praise ! 

5 The whole creation join in one 

To bless the sacred Name 
Of Him that sits upon the throne, 
And to adore the Lamb. 



444 L. M. 

C10ME, let us sing the song of songs! 
/ The saints in heaven began the sti-ain: 
The homage wliich to Christ belongs: 
" Worthy the Lamb, for He was slain! " 

2 Slain to redeem us by His blood. 

To cleanse from every sinful stain. 
And make us kings and priests to God : 
'' Worthy the Lamb, for He was slain!" 

3 To Him Who suffered on the tree. 

Our souls, at His soul's price, to gain, 
Blessing, and praise, and glor>' be: 
** Worthy the Lamb, for He was slain!" 

4 To Him, entlironed by filial right. 

All power in heaven and earth proclaim. 
Honor, and majesty, and might: 
** Worthy the Lamb, for He was slain!" 



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Long Jis we live, and when we die, 

And while in heaven with Him we reign; 
This song, our song of songs shall be : 
** Wortliy the Lamb, for He was skiini" 



5 Lord, obediently we go, 
(iladly leaving all below; 
Only Thou our Leader be, 
And we still will follow Thee. 



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C.]VL 



ALL hail the power of Jesus' Name! 
Let angels prostrate fall; 
Bring forth the royal diadem, 
And crown Him Lord of all! 

2 Crown Him, ye martyrs of our God, 
Who from His altar call : 
Extol the Stem of Jesse's rod, 
And crown Him Lord of all ! 

.T Hail Him, the Heir of David's line. 

Whom David, Lord did call ; 

The God incarnate! Man divine! 

And crown Him Lord of all! 

4 Ye seed of Israel's chosen race. 

Ye ransomed of the fall. 
Hail Him Who saves you by His grace, 
And crown Him Lord of all! 

5 Sinners, wiiose love can ne'er forget 

The wormwood and the gall, 
Go, spread your trophies at His feet, 
And crown Him Lord of all! 

6 Let every kindred, every tribe, 

Before Him prostrate fall ! 
To Him all majesty ascribe. 
And crown Him Lord of all ! 



446 



iS. 



CHILDREN of the heavenly King, 
As ye journey, sweetly sing ! 
Sing your Saviour's worthy praise, 
Glorious in His works and ways ! 

2 We are travelling home to God, 
In the way the fathers trod : 
They are happy now, and we 
Soon tlieir happiness shall see. 

3 Lift your eyes, ye sons of light! 
Sion's city is in sight: 

There our endless home shall be, 
There our Lord we soon shall see. 

4 Fear not, brethren ! Joyful stand 
On the borders of your land ; 
Jesus Christ, your Father's Son, 
Bids you undismayed go on. 

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PRAISE to the Holiest in the height 
And in the depth be praise; 
In all His words most wonderful. 
Most sure in all His ways. 

2 O loving wisdom of our God! 

When all was sin and shame, 
A seccmd Adam to the fight 
And to the rescue came. 

3 O wisest love ! that flesh and blood, 

Which did in Adam fail. 
Should strive afresh against their foe 
Should stiive and should prevail : 

4 And that a higher gift than grace 

Should flesh and blood refine; 
God's presence and His very self, 
And essence all-divine. 

5 O generous love ! that He, Wlio smote 

In Man for man the foe; 
The double agony in Man 
For man should undergo ; 

And in the garden secretly. 
And on the cross on high. 
Should teach His brethren, and inspire 
To suffer and to die. 

7 Praise to the Holiest in the height, 
And in tlie depth be praise; 
In all His words most wonderful. 
Most sure in all His ways. 

448 L. M. 

LIFT up your heads, ye mighty gates! 
Behold, the King of glory waits; 
The King of kings is drawing near; 
The Saviour of the world is here. 

2 The Lord is just, a helper tried; 
Mercy is ever at His side; 

His kingly crown is holiness; 
His scepter, pity in distress. 

3 Oh, blest the land, the city blest, 
Where Christ the Ruler is confest ! 
Oh, happy hearts and happy homes 
To whom this King of triumph comes! 



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4 Fling wide the portals of your heart I 
Make it a temple, set apart 
From earthly use for heaven's employ, 
Adorned with prayer and love and joy. 

6 Redeemer, come ! I open wide 

My heart to Thee : here. Lord, abide ! 
Let me Thy inner presence feel : 
Thy grace and love in me reveal. 

6 So come, my Sovereign! enter in! 
Let new and nobler life begin! 
Thy Holy Spirit guide us on. 
Until the glorious crown be won! 

449 L. M. D. 

OGOD of God! O Light of Light! 
Thou Prince of peace, Thou King of 
kings. 
To Thee, where angels know no night, 
The song of praise forever rings: 
To Him Who sits upon the tlirone, 

The Lamb once slain for sinful men, 
Be honor, might; all by Him won; 
Glory and praise ! Amen, Amen. 

2 Deep in the Prophets' sacred page, 

Grand in the poets' winged word, 
Slowly in type, from age to age, 
Nations beheld their coming Lord; 
Till through the deep Judean night 
Rang out the song '* Good-will to 
men!" 
Hymned by the first-born sons of light, 
Re-echoed now, *' Good-will ! " Amen. 

3 That life of truth, those deeds of love, 

That death of pain, 'mid hate and scorn; 
These all are past, and now above, 
He reigns our King! once crowned with 
thorn. 
Lift up your heads, ye lieavenly gates, 
So sang His hosts, unheard by men; 
Lift up your heads, for you He waits. 
We lift them up I Amen, Amen! 

4 Nations afar, in ignorance deep; 

Isles of the sea, where darkness lay; 
These hear His voice, they wake from sleep, 
And throng with joy the upward way. 
They cry with us, **Send forth Thy 
light," 
O Lamb, once slain for sinful men; 
Burst Satan's bonds, O God of might. 
Set all men free! Amen, Amen! 
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5 Sing to the Lord a glorious song, 

Sing to His Name, His love forth tell : 
Sing on, heaven's hosts. His praise prolong; 
Sing, ye who now on earth do dwell ; 
Worthy the Lamb for sinners slain. 
From angels, praise ; and thanks from 
men; 
Worthy the Lamb, enthroned to reign. 
Glory and power! Amen, Amen! 

450 c. M. 

THOU, God, all glory, honor, power, 
Art worthy to receive ; 
Since all things by Thy power were made, 
And by Thy bounty live. 

2 And worthy is the Lamb all power, 

Honor, and wealth to gain. 
Glory and strength ; Who for our sins 
A sacrifice was slain. 

3 All worthy Thou, Wlio hast redeemed 

And ransomed us to God, 
From every nation, every coast. 
By Thy most precious blood. 

4 Blessing and honor, glory, power. 

By all in earth and heaven. 
To Him that sits upon the throne, 
And to the Lamb, be given. 



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6.6.6.6.8.8. 



REJOICE, the Lord is Kingl 
Your Loi-d and King adore! 
Mortals, give thanks and sing. 
And triumph evermore: 
Lift up your he.irt! lift up your voice! 
Rejoice ! again I say, rejoice ! 

Jesus the Saviour reigns. 

The God of truth and love; 
W^hen He had purged our stains, 
He took His seat above. 
Lift up your heart! lift up your voice! 
Rejoice! again I say, rejoice! 

He sits at God's right hand, 

Till all His foes submit. 
And bow to His command. 
And fall beneath His feet. 
Lift up your heart! lift up your voice I 
Rejoice I again I say, rejoice ! 



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4 Rejoice in glorious liope ! 

Jesus the Judge shall come, 
And take His servants up 
To their eternal home. 
We soon shall hear the archangel's voice; 
The trump of God shall sound: Rejoice! 

452 8.7. 

PRAISE, my soul, the King of heaven; 
To His feet Thy tribute bring; 
Ransomed, healed, restored, forgiven, 
Evermore His praises sing: 

Alleluia! Alleluia! 
Praise the everlasting King. 

2 Praise Him for His grace and favor 

To our fathers in distress; 
Praise Him still the same as ever, 
Slow to chide, and swift to bless : 

Alleluia! Alleluia! 
Glorious in His faithfulness. 

3 Father-like He tends and spares us; 

Well our feeble frame He knows; 
In His hands He gently bears us. 
Rescues us from all our foes. 

Alleluia! Alleluia! 
Widely yet His mercy flows. 

4 Angels in the height adore Him! 

Ye behold Him face to face; 
Saints triumphant bow before Him! 
Gathered in from every race. 

Alleluia! Alleluia! 
Praise with us the God of grace. 

453 L.M. 

THE Lord is King! He wrought His will 
In heaven above, and earth below ; 
His wonders the wide ocean fill, 
The cavemed deeps His judgment show. 

2 The Lord is King! The word stands fast: 

Nature abides, for He is strong; 
The perfect note He gave, shall last 
Till cadence of her even-song. 

3 The Lord is King! Ye worlds, rejoice! 

The waves of power, that from His shrine 
Thrill out in silence, have no choice. 
They harm not till He gives the sign. 

4 The Lord is King! Hush, wayward heart! 

Earth's wisdom fails, earth's daring faints. 
There seek Him whence He ne'er departs. 
And own Him greatest in His saints. 
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we. 
To cast our crowns before the throne: 
By us the creature worships Thee, 
Yet we but bring Thee of Thine own. 

To the great Maker, to the Son, 
Himself vouchsafing to be made, 
To the good Spirit, Three in One, 
All praise by all His works be paid. 



454 



P.M. 



THE God of Abraham praise, 
Who reigns enthroned above ; 
Ancient of everlasting days, 
And God of love: 
Jehovah, great I AM, 
By earth and heaven confest; 
I bow and bless the sacred Name, 
Forever blest. 

2 He by Himself hath sw^om, 
I on His oath depend, 

I shall, on angel-wings upborne, 
To heaven ascend : 
I shall behold His face, 
I shall His power adore. 
And sing the wcmdere of His grace 
For evermore. 

3 There dwells the Lord, our King, 
The Lord, our Righteousness, 

Triumphant o'er the world and sin. 
The Prince of peace ; 
On Sion's sacred height 
His kingdom He maintains. 
And, glorious with His saints in light, 
Forever reigns. 

4 The whole triumphant host 
Give thanks to God on high; 

Hail, Father, Son, and Holy Ghost! 
They ever cry: 
Hail, Abraham's God and mine! 
I join the heavenly lays; 
j All might and majesty are Thine, 
I And endless praise. 

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455 



P.M. 



THE strain upraise of joy and praise, 
Alleluia! 
To the gloiy of their King 
Shall the ransomed peoi)le sing. Alleluia ! 
And the choirs that dwell on high 
Shall re-echo through the sky Alleluia! 



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2 They through the fiehls of Paradise who 

roam^ 
The blessed ones repeat through that bright 

home, Alleluia! 

The planets beaming on their heavenly way, 
The shining constellations, join and say 

Alleluia! 

3 Ye clouds that onward sweep, 

Ye winds on pinions light, 
Ye thunders, echoing loud and deep. 

Ye lightnings, wihlly bright. 
In sweet consent unite your Alleluia! 

4 Ye floods and ocean billows, 

Ye storms and winter snow, 
Ye days of cloudless beauty, 

Hoar frost and summer glow: 
Ye groves that wave in spilng. 
And glorious forests, sing Alleluia! 

5 First let the birds, with painted plumage 

gay. 

Exalt their great Creator's praise, and say 

Alleluia! 

Then let the beasts of earth, with varying 
strain. 

Join in creation's hymn, and cry again 

Alleluia! 

Here let the mountains thunder forth sono- 
rous Alleluia! 
There let the valleys sing in gentler chorus 

Alleluia! 
Tho\i jubilant abyss of ocean cry Alleluia! 
Ye tracts of earth and continents, reply 

Alleluia! 

7 To God, Who all creation made, 

The frequent hymn be duly paid : Alleluia ! 
This is the strain, the eternal strain, the 

Lord Almighty loves: Alleluia! 

This is the song, the heavenly song, that 

Christ, the King, approves: Alleluia! 

Wherefore we sing, both heart and voice 

awaking. Alleluia ! 

And children's voices echo, answer making, 

Alleluia I 

8 Now from all men be outpoured 
Alleluia to the Lord; 

With Alleluia evermore 
The Son and Spirit we adore. 
Praise be done to the Three in One, 
Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia! 
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456 p. M. 

ING Alleluia forth in duteous praise, 
O citizens of heaven; and sweetly raise 
An endless Alleluia. 



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2 Ye Powers, who stand before the eternal 

Light, 
In hymning choirs re-echo to the height 
An endless Alleluia. 

3 The holy city shall take up your strain. 
And with glad songs resounding wake again 

An endless Alleluia. 

4 In blissful antiphons ye thus rejoice 

To render to the Lorcl with thankful voice 
An endless Alleluia. 

5 Ye who have gained at length your palms in 

bliss. 
Victorious ones, your chant shall still be 
this. An endless Alleluia. 

There, in one grand acclaim, forever ring 
The strains which tell the honor of your 
King, An endless Alleluia. 

7 This is the rest for weary ones brought back ; 
This is the food and drink which none shall 

lack; An endless Alleluia. 

8 While Thee, by Whom were all things made, 

we praise 
Forever, and tell out in sweetest lays 

An endless Alleluia. 

9 Almighty Christ, to Thee our voices sing 
Glory for evermore; to Thee we bring 

An endless Alleluia. 

457 L. M. 

ALL praise to Him Who built the hills; 
All praise to Him the streams Who tills ; 
All praise to Him Who lights each star 
That sparkles in the sky afar. 

2 All praise to Him Who wakes the mom, 
And bids it glow with beams new-bom; 
Who draws the shadows of the night, 
Like curtains, o'er our wearied sight. 

3 All praise U} Him Whose love hath given. 
In Christ His Son, the life of heaven; 
Who gives us, for our darkness, light, 
And turns to day our deepest night. 



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4 All praise to Him in love Who came, 
To bear our woe, and sin, and shame; 
Who lived to die. Who died to rise, 
The all-prevailing sacrifice. 

5 All praise to Him Who sheds abroad 
Within our hearts the love of God : 
The Spirit of all truth and peace. 
The fount of joy and holiness. 

To Father, Son, and Spirit now 

Our hands we lift, our knees we bow: 
To Thee, blest Trinity, we raise. 
E'en here, in exile, songs of praise. 



458 

TT^OR the beauty of the earth, 
Jj For the beauty of the skies. 
For the love which from our birth 

Over and around us lies : 
Christ, our (iod, to Thee we raise 
This our hymn of grateful praise. 

2 For the beauty of each hour 

Of the day and of the night. 
Hill and vale, and tree and flower. 

Sun and mo<m and stars of light: 
( 'hrist, our God, to Thee we raise 
This our hymn of grateful praise. 

3 For the joy of ear and eye. 

For the heart and mind's delight, 
For the mystic harmony 

Linking sense to sound and sight: 
Christ, our God, to Thee we i*aise 
This our hymn of grateful praise. 

4 For the joy of human love, 

Brother, sister, parent, child. 
Friends on earth, and friends above. 

For all gentle thoughts and mild : 
Christ, our (rod, to Thee we raise 
This our hymn of grateful praise. 

5 For Thyself, best gift divine! 

To our race so freely given; 
For that great, great love of Thine, 

Peace on earth, and joy in heaven: 
Christ, our God, to Thee we raise 
This our hymn of grateful praise. 



459 



iS, 



2 Honor great our God befitteth ; 

Who His majesty can reach ? 
Age to age His works transmitteth, 
Age to age His power shall teach. 

3 They shall talk of all Thy glory. 

On Thy might and greatness dwell, 
Speak of Thy dread acts the story, 
And Thy deeds of wonder tell. 

4 Xor shall fail from memory's treasure, 

Works by love and mercy wrought, 
Works of love surpassing measure. 
Works of mercy passing thought. 

5 Full of kindness and compassion. 

Slow to anger, vast in love, 
(lod is good to all creation; 
All His works His goodness prove. 

All Thy works, O Lord, shall bless Thee, 
Thee shall all Thy saints adore: 
King supreme shall they confess Thee, 
And proclaim Thy sovereign power. 



460 P.M. 

^OW thank we all our God, 

1.1 With heart and hands and voices! 

Who wondrous things hath done, 

In Whom His world rejoices; 
Who from our mother's arms 

Hath blessed us on our way 
With countless gifts of love; 

And still is ours to-day. 

2 Oh, may this bounteous God 

Through all our life be near us! 
With ever joyful hearts 

And blessed peace to cheer us; 
And keep us in His grace, 

And guide us when perplexed^ 
And free us from all ills 

In this world and the next. 



461 



5.5.5.5.6.5.6.5. 



8.7. 



GOD, my King, Thy might confessing. 
Ever will I bless Thy Name; 
Day by day Thy throne addressing, 
Still will I Thy praise proclaim. 
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HOW wondrous and great 
Thy works, God of praise! 
How just, King of saints. 
And true are Thy ways! 
Oh, who shall not fear Thee, 

And hcmor Thy Name ? 
Thou only art holy. 
Thou only supreme. 



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2 To nations long dark 

Thy light shall be shown; 
Their worship and vows 

Shall come to Thy throne : 
Thy truth and Thy judgments 

Shall spread all abroad, 
Till earth's every people 

Confess Thee their God. 



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462 

TT^ROM all that dwell below the skies 
Jo Let the Creator's praise arise! 
Let the Redeemer's Name be sung 
Through every land, by every tongue I 

2 Eternal are Thy mercies, Lord, 
And truth eternal is Thy word : 
Thy praise shall sound from shore to shore, 
Till suns shall rise and set no more. 

463 L.M. 

WITH one consent let all the earth 
To God their cheerful voices raise ; 
G4ad homage pay with awful mirth, 
And sing before Uim songs of praise. 

2 Convinced that He is God alone, 

From Whom both we and all proceed ; 
We, whom He chooses for His own, 
The flock that He vouchsafes to feed. 

3 Oh, enter then His temple gate. 

Thence to His courts devoutly press ; • 
And still your grateful hymns repeat, 
And still His Name with praises bless. 

4 For He's the Lord, supremely good. 

His mercy is forever sure: 
His truth, which always firmly stood, 
To endless ages shall endure. 

464 5.5.5.5.6,5.6.5. 

PRAISE ye the Lord I 



O 



Prepare your glad voice 
His praise in the great 

Assembly to sing: 
In their great Creator 

Let Israel rejoice ; 
And children of Sion 

Be glad in their King. 

2 Let them His great Name 

Extol in their songs, 

With hearts well attuned 

His praises express; 

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Who always takes pleasure 
To hear their glad tongues, 

And waits with salvation 
The humble to bless. 

3 With glory adorned. 

His people shall sing 
To God, Who their heads 

With safety doth shield ; 
Such honor and triumph 

His favor shall bring: , 
Oh, therefore forever 

All praise to Him yield ! 

465 L. M. 

BEFORE Jehovah's awful throne, 
Ye nations, bow with sacred joy ; 
Know that the Lord is God alone; 
He can create, and He destroy. 

2 His sovereign power without our aid. 

Made us of clay, and formed us men; 
And when like wandering sheep we strayed. 
He brought us to His fold again. 

3 We are His people, we His care, 

Our souls, and all our mortal frame; 
What lasting honora shall we rear, 
Almighty Maker, to Thy Name! 

4 We'll crowd Thy gates with thankful songs. 

High as the heaven our voices raise; 
And earth, with her ten thousand tongues. 
Shall fill Thy courts with sounding praise. 

5 Wide as the world is Thy command. 

Vast as eternity Thy love; 
Firm as a rock Thy truth must stand. 
When rolling years shall cease to move. 



466 



S.M. 



OH, bless the Lord, my soul I 
His grace to thee proclaim ! 
And all that is within me join 
To bless His holy Name !^ 

2 Oh, bless the Lord, my soul! 

His mercies bear in mind ! 
Forget not all His benefits ! 
The Lord to thee is kind. 

3 He will not always chide; 

He will with patience wait; 
His wrath is ever slow to rise. 
And ready to abate. 



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4 lie pardons all thy sins; 

Prolongs thy feeble breath ; 
He healeth thine infirmities, 
And ransoms thee from death. 

5 He clothes thee with His love; 

Upholds thee with His trutli; 
And like the eagle He renews 
The vigor of thy youth. 

6 Then bless His holy Xame, 

Whose grace hath made thee whole, 
Whose loving-kindness crowns thy days! 
Oh, bless Uie Lord, my soul ! 



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467 

SOXGS of praise the angels sang; 
Heaven with alleluias rang, 
When Jehovah's work begun, 
When He spake and it was done. 

2 Songs of praise awoke the morn, 
When the Prince of peace was born; 
Songs of praise arose, when He 
Captive led captivity. 

3 Heaven and earth must pass away; 
Soijgs of praise shall crown that day: 
God will make new heavens and earth; 
Songs of praise shall hail their birth. 

4 And shall man alone be dumb 
Till that glorious kingdom come ? 
No; the Church delights to raise 
Psalms, and hymns, and songs of praise. 

6 Saints below, with heart and voice. 
Still in songs of praise rejoice; 
Learning here, by faith and love, 
Songs of praise to sing above. 

6 Borne upon their latest breath. 
Songs of praise shall conquer death ; 
Then, amidst eternal joy, 
Songs of praise their powers employ. 



468 8.8.8.4. 

LORD of heaven, and earth, and sea. 



O 



To Thee all praise and glory be; 
How shall we show our love to Thee, 
Who givest all ? 
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2 The golden sunshine, vernal air, 

Sweet flowers and fruits Thy love declare. 
Where harvests ripen, Thou art there, 
Who givest all! 

3 For peaceful homes, and healthful days, 
For all the blessings earth displays, 
We owe Thee thankfulness and praise, 

Who givest all ! 

4 Thou didst not spare Thine only Son, 
But gav'st Him for a world undone, 
And freely with that blessed One 

Thou givest all. 

5 Thou giv'tt the Holy Spirit's dower, 
Spirit of life, and love, and power. 
And dost His seven-fold graces shower 

Upon us all. 

For souls redeemed, for sins forgiven, 
For means of grace and hopes of heaven, 
O Lord, what can to Thee be given. 
Who givest all ? 

7 We lose what on ourselves we spend ; 
We have as treasure without end 
Whatever, Lord, to Thee we lend. 

Who givest all. 

8 Whatever, Lord, we lend to Thee 
Repaid a thousandfold will be ; 
Then gladly will we give to Thee, 

Who givest all; 

9 To Thee, from Whom we all derive 
Our life, our gifts, our power to give; 
Oh, may we ever with Thee live, 

Who givest all! 

469 p. lU 

HOLY offerings, rich and rare. 
Offerings of praise and prayer, 
Purer life and purpose high, 
Clasped hands, uplifted eye, 
Lowly acts of adoration 
To the God of our salvation; 
On His altar laid, we leave them : 
Christ, present them ! God, receive them I 

2 Homage of each humble heart, 
Ere we from Thy house depart; 
Worship fervent, deep and high, 
Adoration, ecstasy; 



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All that childlike love c«in render 

Of devotion true and tender; 

On Thine altar laid, we leave them: 

Christ, present them ! God, receive them ! 

To the Father, and the Son, 

And the Spirit, Three in One, 

Though our mortal weakness raise 

Offerings of imperfect praise, 

Yet with hearts bowed down most lowly, 

Crying, Holy! Holy! Holy! 

On Thine altar laid, we leave them: 

Christ, present them ! God, receive them! 



470 c. M. 

OH, with due reverence let us all 
To God's abode repair; 
And prostrate at His footstool fall. 
To breathe our humble prayer. 

2 Arise, O Lord, and now possess 
Thy constant place of rest ; 
Be that not only with Thy ark, 
But with Thy presence blest. 

:i Clothe Thou Thy priests with righteousness. 
Make Thou Thy saints rejoice; 
And, for Thy servant David's sake, 
Hear Thy Anointed' s voice. 



471 L.M. 

FOR Thee, O God, our constant praise 
In Sion waits. Thy chosen seat; 
Our promised altars there we'll raise, 
And all our zealous vows complete. 

2 Thou, Who to every humble prayer 

Dost always bend Thy listening ear, 
To Thee shall all mankind repair, 
And at Thy gracious throne appear. 

3 Our sins, though numberless, in vain 

To stop Thy flowing mercy try; 
Whilst Thou o'erlook'st the guilty stain. 
And washest out the crimson dye. 

4 Blest is the man who, near Thee place<l, 

Within Thy sacred dwelling lives! 
'Tis there abundantly we taste 

The vast delights Thy temi)le gives. 
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472 6 6.6.6.8.8. 

IX loud exalted strains, 
The King of glory ])raise; 
O'er heaven and earth He reigns, 

Through everlasting days; 
But Sion, with His [iresence blest, 
Is His delight, His chosen rest. 

2 O King of glory, come; 

And with Thy favor crown 
This temple as Thy home, 

This people as Thy own; 
Beneath this roof vouchsafe to show 
How God can dwell with men below. 

3 Now let Thine ear attend 

Our supplicating cries; 
Xow let our praise ascend, 

Accepted, to the skies: 
Xow let Thy Gospel's joyful sound 
Spread its celestial influence round. 

4 Here may the listening throng 

Imbibe Thy truth and love; 
Here Christians join the song 

Of seraphim above : 
Till all who humbly seek Thy face 
Rejoice in Thy abounding gi*ace. 

473 8.7. 

CHRIST is made the sure foundation, 
Christ the head and corner-stone, 
Chosen of the Lord, and precious. 

Binding all the Church in one; 
Holy Sion's help forever. 
And her confidence alone. 

2 All that dedicated city. 

Dearly loved of God on high. 
In exultant jubilation 

Pours perpetual melody; 
God the One in Three adoring 

In glad hymns eternally. 

3 To this temple, where we call Thee, 

Come, O Lord of Hosts, to-day: 
With Thy wonted loving-kindness. 

Hear Thy servants as they pray; 
And Thy fullest benediction 

Shed within its walls alway. 

4 Here vouchsafe to all Thy servants 

What they ask of Thee to gain, 
What they gain from Thee, forever 

With the blessed to retain. 
And hereafter in Thy glory 

Evermore with Thee to reign. 



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474 



WE love the place, O God, 
Wherein Thine honor dwells; 
The joy of Thine abode 
All other joy excels. 

2 We love the house of prayer. 

Wherein Thy servants meet; 
For Thou, O Lord, art there 
Thy chosen ones to greet. 

3 We love the sacred font, 

Wherein the holy Dove 
Bestows, as ever wont, 
His blessing from above. 

4 We love Thine altar. Lord, 

Its mysteiies revere; 
For there in faith adored, 
We find Thy presence near. 

6 We love Thy holy word, 

The lamp Thou gav'st to guide 
All wanderei-s home, O Lord, 
Home to their Father's side. 

6 Then let us sing the love 
To us so freely given, 
Until we sing above 
The triumph-song of heaven! 

475 s. M. 

I LOVE Thy kingdom. Lord, 
The house of Thine abode, 
The Church our blest Kedeemer saved 
With His own precious blood. 

2 For her my tears shall fall; 

For her my prayers ascend ; 
To her my cares and toils be given, 
Till toils and cares shall end. 

3 Beyond my highest joy 

I prize her heavenly ways, 
Her sweet communion, solemn vows. 
Her hymns of love and praise. 

4 Jesus, Thou friend divine, 

Our Saviour and our King, 
Thy hand from every snare and foe 
Shall great deliverance bring. 

5 Sure as Thy truth shall last, 

To Sion shall be given 
The brightest glories earth can yield, 
And brighter bliss of heaven. " 
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Gs. 476 10s. 

RISE, crowned with light, imperial Salem, 
rise! 
Exalt thy towering head and lift Thine eyes! 
See heaven its sparkling portals wide dis- 
play. 
And break upon thee in a flood of day. 

2 See a long race thy spacious courts adorn : 
See future sons, and daughters yet unborn. 
In crowding ranks on evei-y side arise, 
Demanding life, impatient for the skies. 

3 See barbai-ous nations at thy gates attend. 
Walk in thy light, and in thy temple bend: 
See thy bright altars thronged w ith pros- 
trate kings. 

While every land its joyous tribute brings. 

4 The seas shall waste, the skies to smoke 
decay. 

Rocks fall to dust, and mountains melt 
away ; 

But fixed His word, His saving power re- 
mains; 

Thy realm shall last, thy own Messiah 
reigns. 



477 

PLEASANT are Thy courts above 
In the land of life and love; 
Pleasant are Thy courts below 
In this land of sin and woe. 
Oh, my spirit longs and faints 
For the converse of Thy saints. 
For the brightness of Thy face, 
For Thy fullness, God of grace! 

2 Happy birds that sing and fiv 
Round Thy altars, O Most High! 
Happier souls that find a rest 

In a heavenly Father's breast! 

Like the wandering dove, that found 

No repose on earth around. 

They can to their ark repair 

And enjoy it ever there. 

3 Happy souls ! Their praises flow 
Ever in this vale of woe; 
Waters in the desert rise, 
Manna feeds them fnmi tlie skies: 
On they go from strength to strength 
Till they reach Thy tlirone at length, 
At Thy feet adoring fall, 

Who hast led them safe through all. 



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4 Lord! be mine this prize to win; 
Guide me through a world of sin; 
Keep me by Thy saving grace; 
Give me at Thy side a place. 
Sun and shield alike Thou art; 
Guide and guard ray erring heart. 
Grace and glory flow from Thee ; 
Shower, oh, shower them, Lord, on me I 

478 87 

GLORIOUS things of thee are spoken, 
Sion, city of our God; 
He, Whose word cannot be broken, 
Formed thee for His own abode: 
On the Rock of ages founded, 

What can shake thy sure repose ? 
With salvation's walls surrounded, 
Thou may' St smile at all thy foes. 

2 See, the streams of living waters 

Springing from eternal love, 
Well supply thy sons and daughters. 

And all fear of want remove. 
Who can faint, when such a river 

Ever will their thirst assuage ? 
Grace which, like the Lord the giver. 

Never fails from age to age. 

3 Round each habitation hovering, 

See the cloud and fire appear 
For a glory and a covering, 

Showing that the Lord is near. 
Thus deriving from their banner, 

Light by night, and shade by day, 
Safe they feed upon the manna, 

Which He gives them when they pray. 

4 Blest inhabitants of Sion, 

Washed in the Redeemer's blood! 
Jesus, Whom their souls rely on. 

Makes them kings and priests to God. 
'Tis His love His people raises 

Over self to reign as kings: 
And as priests, His solemn jjraises 

Each for a thank-offering brings. 



479 



7.6. 



THE Church's one foundation 
Is Jesus Christ her Lord ; 
She is His new creation 

By water and the word : 
From heaven He came and sought her 

To be His holy Bride; 
With His own blood He bought her. 
And for her life He died. 
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2 Elect from every nation, 

Yet one o'er all the eartli. 
Her charter of salvation. 

One Lord, one Faith, one Birth ; 
One holy Name she blesses, 

Partakes one holy food. 
And to one hope she presses. 

With every grace endued. 

3 Though with a scornful wonder 

Men see her sore opprest. 
By schisms rent asunder. 

By heresies distrest; 
Yet saints their watch are keeping, 

Their cry goes up ** How long ?" 
And soon the night of weeping 

Shall be the morn of song. 

4 'Mid toil and tribulation. 

And tumult of her war 
She waits the consummation 

Of peace for evermore; 
Till with the vision glorious 

Her longing eyes are blest. 
And the great Church victorious 

Shall be the Church at rest. 

5 Yet she on earth hath union 

With God the Three in One, 
And mystic sweet communion 

With those whose rest is won: 
O happy ones and holy ! 

Lord, give us grace that we 
Like them, the meek and lowly. 

On high may dwell with Thee. 



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CHRIST is gone up, yet ere He passed 
From earth, in heaven to reign, 
He formed One Holy Church, to last 
Till He should come again. 

2 His twelve Apostles first He made 

His ministers of grace; 
And they their hands on others laid, 
To fill in turn their place. 

3 So age by age, and year by year, 

His gi*ace is handed on; 
And still the Holy Church is here. 
Although her Lord is gone. 

4 Let those find pardon, Lord, from Thee, 

Whose love to her is cold. 
And bring them in, and let there be 
One Shepherd and one Fold. 



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481 L.M.! 

OHOLY Ghost, Thou God of peace, 
Pity Thy Church, now rent in twain; 
Bid wrath, and strife, and variance cease, 
And let us all be one again ; 

2 One with our bretliren here in love, 

And one with saints that are at rest, 
And one with angel hosts above, 
And one with God forever blest. 

3 Oh, make on earth all churches one. 

One with the blessed gone before, 
All knit in sweet communion. 
To love Thee, worship, and adore. 

4 For one the Lord on Whom we call. 

The Spirit one which He hath given. 
One God and Father of us all. 
One faith on earth, one hope of heaven. 



482 8.8.8.4. 

FATHER of all, from land and sea 
The nations sing, ' ' Thine, Lord, are we. 
Countless in number, but in Thee 
May we be one.'' 

2 O Son of God, Whose love so free 
For men did make Thee Man to be. 
United to our God in Thee 

May we be one. 

3 Thou, Lord, didst once for all atone: 
Thee may both Jew and Gentile own 
Of their two walls the Corner Stone, 

Making them one. 

4 Thou art the fountain of all good. 
Cleansing with Thy most precious blood. 
And feeding us with angels' food. 

Making us one. 

5 Join high and low, join young and old. 
In love that never waxes cold ; 
Under one Shepherd, in one Fold, 

Make us all one. 

6 O Spirit blest, Who from above 
Cam' St gently gliding like a dove. 
Calm all our strife, give faith and love ; 

Oh make us one I 
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7 O Trinity in Unity, 

One only God, in Pei-sons Three, 
Dwell ever in our hearts; like Thee 
May we be one. 

8 So, when the world shall pass away, 
May we awake with joy and say, 

"Now in the bliss of endless day 
We all are one." 

483 CM. 

WHAT time the evening shadows fall 
Around the Church on earth. 
When darker forms of doubt appall. 

And new false lights have birth ; 
Then closer should her faithful band 

For truth together hold. 
Hell's last devices to withstand, 
And safely guard her fold. 

2 O Father, in that hour of fear. 

Fail not Thy Church to keep, 
Thy altar to the last to rear, 

And feed Thy fainting sheep: 
May she the holy truths attest, 

Apostles taught of yore, 
Nor quit the faith by saints confest, 

But love it more and more. 

3 O Christ, Who for Thy flock didst pray, 

That all might be as one. 
Unite us all ere fades the day, 

Thou sole-begotten Son: 
The East, the West, together bind 

In love's unbroken chain; 
Give each one hope, one heart, one mind, 

One gl«ry, and one gain. 

4 O Spirit, Lord of light and life. 

The Church with strength renew, 
Compose the angry voice of strife. 

All jealousies subdue: 
i Do Thou in ever-quickening streams 

Upon Thy saints descend, 
[ And warm them with reviving beams, 
I And guide them to the end. 

Great Three in One, great One in Three, 

Our hymns of prayer receive. 
And teach us all from sin to flee. 

And live as we believe: 
So, pure in faith, our thoughts and speech 

And acts that faith shall own; 
So shall we to Thy presence reach. 

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484 11.11.11.5. 1 

LORD of our life, and God of our salva- 1 
tion, I 

Star of our night, and hope of every nation, 
Hear and receive Thy Church's supplication, 
Lord God Almighty. 

2 See round Thine Ark the hungry billows 

curling! 
See how Thy foes their banners are unfurl- 

ingl 
Lord, while their darts envenomed they are 

hurling, 

Thou canst preserve us. 

3 Lord, Thou canst help when earthly armor 

f aileth ; 
Lord, Thou canst save when deadly sin as- 

saileth ; 
Lord, o'er Thy Rock nor death nor hell 

prevaileth : 

Grant us Thy peace. Lord ! 

4 Peace in our hearts, our evil thoughts as- 

suaging. 

Peace in Thy Church, where brothers are 
engaging, 

Peace, when the world its busy war is wag- 
ing; i 
Calm Thy foes raging I 

5 Grant us Thy help till backward they are 

driven; I 

Grant them Thy truth, that they may be i 

forgiven; I 

Grant peace on earth, and after wo have 

striven. 

Peace in Thy heaven. 1 



485 8.8.7.8.8.7. 

C10ME, pure hearts, in sweetest measures 
f Sing of those who spread the treasures 
In the holy gospels slirined! 
Blessed tidings of salvation. 
Peace on earth their proclamation, 
Love from God to lost mankind. 

2 See the rivers four that gladden 
Witli their streams the better Eden 

Planted by our Lord most dear; 
Christ tlie fountain, these the watei-s; 
Drink, O Sion's sons and daughters, 
Drink and find salvation here. 
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3 Oh, that we, Thy truth confessing. 
And Thy holy word possessing, 

Jesu, may Thy love adore ! 
Unto Thee our voices raising. 
Thee with all Thy ransomed praising. 

Ever and for evermore. 

486 S.M. 

HOW beauteous are their feet, 
Wlio stand on Sion's hill; 
Who bring salvation on their tongues, 
And words of peace reveal ! 

2 How charming is their voice I 

How sweet their tidings are! 
**Sion, behold thy Saviour-King! 
He reigns and triumphs here." 

3 How happy are our ears 

That liear this joyful sound. 
Which kings and prophets waited for, 
And sought, but never found ! 

4 How blessed are our eyes 

That see this heavenly light! 
Prophets and kings desired it long, 
But died without tlie sight. 

5 The watchmen join their voice. 

And tuneful notes emi)loy; 
Jerusalem breaks fortli in songs, 
And desei-ts learn the joy, 

6 The Lord makes bare His arm 

Through all the eartli abroad: 
Let every nation now behold 
Their Saviour and their God. 



487 L. M. 

ALMIGHTY God, Whose only Son 
XjL O'er sin and death the triumph w(»n. 
And ever lives to intercede 
For souls who Thy sweet mercy need ; 

2 In His dear Name to Thee we pray 
For all who err and go astray, 

I For sinners, wheresoe'er they be, 
I Who do not serve and honor Thee. 

3 And some within Thy sacred fold, 
j To holy things are dead and cold, 

I And waste the precious hours of life 
I In selfish ease, or toil, or strife; 



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4 And many a quickened soul within , 
There lurks the secret love of sin, 

A wayward will, or anxious fears, 
Or lingering taint of bygone yeare : 

5 Oh, give repentance true and deep 
To all Thy lost and wanderina; slieep ! 
And kindle in their hearts the fii^ 
Of holy love and pure desire: 

6 That so from angel hosts above 
May rise a sweeter song of love. 
And we, with all the blest, adore 
Thy Xame, O God, for evermore. 

488 S.M. 

TO bless Thy chosen race, 
In mercy. Lord, incline; 
And cause the brightness of Thy face 
On all Thy saints to shine; 

2 That so Thy wondrous way 

May through the world be known; 
While distant lands their tribute pay. 
And Thy salvation own. 

.'} Oh, let them shout and Rinfj, 
With joy and pious mirth! 
For Thou, the righteous Judge and King, 
Shalt govern all the earth. 

4 Let differing nations join 

To celebrate Thy fame I 
Let all the world, O Lord, coni])ine 
To praise Thy glorious Name! 

5 Then God upon our land 

Shall constant blessings sliower; 
And all the world in awe shall stand 
Of His resistless power. 



4 Help me to watch and pray, 
And on Thyself rely : 
Sure, if my trust I keep alway. 
To reign with Thee on high. 



490 



S.M. 



HEIRS of unending life. 
While yet we sojourn here. 
Oh, let us our salvation work 
With trembling and with fear! 

2 God will support our hearts 

With might before unknown; 
The work to be performed is ours, 
The strength is all His own. 

3 'Tis He that works to will, 

'Tis He that works to do; 
His is the power by which we act. 
His be the glory too ! 

491 CM. 

A WAKE, my soul, stretch every nerve, 
J\. And press with vigor on; 
A heavenly race demands thy zeal. 

And an immortal crown. 

2 A cloud of witnesses around 

Hold thee in full survey; 
Forget the steps alreaxiy trod. 
And onward urge thy way. 

3 'Tis God's all-animating voice 

That calls thee from on high, 
'Tis His own hand presents the prize 
To thine uplifted eye. 



489 



A CHARGE to keep I have, 
A God to glorify; 
A never-dying soul to save, 
And fit it for the sky. 

2 From youth to hoarv age, 

My calling to fultill: 
Oh, may it all my powers engage 
To do my Master's will! 

3 Arm me with jealous care, 

As in Thy sight to live. 
And oh. Thy servant. Lord, prepare 
A strict account to give I 
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I 4 Then wake, my soul, stretch every nerve, 
. M. . And press with vigor on; 

1 A heavenly race demands thy zeal, 
And an immortal crown. 



492 

MY soul, be on thy guard! 
Ten thousand foes arise; 
The hosts of sin are pressing hard 
To draw thee from the skies. 

2 Oh, watch, and fight, and pray! 
The battle ne'er give o'er; 
Renew it boldly every day, 
And help divine implore. 



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3 Ne'er think the victory won, 

Nor lay thine armor down: 
Thy arduous work will not be done 
Till thou obtain thy crown. 

4 Fijjht on, my soul, till death 

Shall bring thee to thy God ! 
He'll take thee, at thy parting breath 
Up to His blest abode. 

493 

FIGHT the good fight with all thy might, 
Christ is thy strength, and Christ thy 
right; 
Lay hold on life, and it shall be 
Thy joy and crown eternally. 

2 Run the straight race through God's good 

grace. 
Lift up thine eyes, and seek His face; 
Life with its way before us lies, 
Christ is the path, and Christ the prize. 

3 Cast care aside, lean on thy Guide; 
His boundless mercy will provide; 
Tmst, and thy trusting soul shall prove 
Christ is its life, and Christ its love. 

4 Faint not nor fear. His arms are near. 
He changeth not, and thou art dear; 
Only believe, and thou shalt see 
That Christ is all in all to Thee. 



494 



OFT in danger, oft in woe, 
Onward, Christians, onward go: 
Fight the fight, maintain the strife, 
Strengthened with the bread of life. 

2 Let your drooping hearts be glad: 
March in heavenly armor clad : 
Fight, nor think the battle long, 
Soon shall victory tune your song. 

3 Let not sorrow dim your eye. 
Soon shall every tear be dry; 
Let not fears your course impede, 
Great your strength, if great your need. 

4 Onward then to battle move. 

More than conquerors ye shall prove ; 
Though opposed by many a foe, 
Christian soldiers, onward go. 
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495 c. M. 

THE Son of God goes forth to war, 
A kingly crown to gain: 
His blood- red banner streams afar: 
Who follows in His train ? 

2 Wlio best can drink his cup of woe. 
Triumphant over pain; 
Who patient bears his cross below, 
I He follows in His train. 

L. M. 3 The martyr first, whose eagle eye 
Could pierce beyond the grave ; 
Who saw his Master in the sky. 
And called on Him to save. 

4 Like Him, with pardon on his tongue, 
In midst of mortal pain, 

He prayed for them that did the wi-ong: 
Who f ollov/s in his train ? 

5 A glorious band, the chosen few, 
On whom the Spirit came: 

Twelve valiant saints, their hope they knew, 
And mocked the cross and flame. 

6 They met the tyrant's brandished steel, 
The lion's gory mane; 

They bowed their necks the death to feel : 
Who follows in their train ? 

7 A noble army : men and boys. 
The matron and the maid ; 

Around the Saviour's throne rejoice. 
In robes of light arrayed. 

7s 8 They climbed the steep ascent of heaven 
I Through peril, toil, and pain: 
I O God, to us may grace be given 
To follow in their train. 



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496 s. M. 

SOLDIERS of Christ, arise, 
And put your armor on; 
Strong in the strength which God supplies. 
Through His eternal Son. 

2 Strong in the Lord of Hosts, 

And in His mighty power; 
Who in the strength of Jesus trusts 
Is more than conqueror. 

3 Stand tlien in His great might. 

With all His strength endued; 
And take, to arm you for the fight, 
The panoply of God. 



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4 From strength to strength go on, 

Wrestle, and fight, and pray ; 
Tread all the powers of darkness down, 
And win the well-fought day. 

5 That having all things done. 

And all your conflicts pa.st, 
Ye may o'ercome, through Christ alone, 
And stand complete at last. 



497 



GO forward, Christian soldier, 
Beneath His banner true ! 
The Lord Himself, thy Leader, 

Shall all thy foes subdue. 
His love foretells thy trials; • 

He knows thine hourly need ; 
He can with bread of heaven 
Thy fainting spirit feed. 

2 Go forward, Christian soldier I 

Fear not the secret foe; 
Far more o'er thee are watching 

Than human eyes can know: 
Trust only Christ, thy Captain; 

Cease not to watch and pray ; 
Heed not the treacherous voices 

That lure thy soul asti-ay. 

3 Go forward, Christian soldier! 

Nor dream of peaceful rest, 
Till Satan's host is vanquished 

And heaven is all possessed ; 
Till Christ Himself shall call thee 

To lay thine armor by, 
And wear in endless glory 

The crown of victory. 

4 Go forward, Christian soldier! 

Fear not the gathering niglit: 
The Lord litis been thy shelter; 

The Lord will be thy light. 
When morn His face revealeth, 

Thy dangera all are past: 
Oh, pray that faith and virtue 

May keep thee to the last ! 



498 



LOOKING upward every day. 
Sunshine on our faces; 
Pressing onward every day 
Toward the heavenly places : 
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2 Growing every day in awe. 

For Thy Name is holy; 

Learning every day to love 

"With a love more lowly: 

3 Walking every day more close 

To our elder Brother; 
Growing every day more true 
Unto one another : 

4 Leaving every day behind 

Something which might hinder; 
Running swifter every day, 
Growing purer, kinder: 

5 Lord, 80 pray we every day : 

Hear us in Thy pity. 
That at last we enter in 
To the Holy City. 



499 



7.6. 



HAPPY band of pilgrims, 
If onward ye will tread 
With Jesus as your Fellow 
To Jesus as your Head ! 

2 Oh, happy if ye labor 

As Jesus did for men! 
Oh, happy if ye hunger 
As Jesus hungered then! 

3 Tlie cross that Jesus carried, 

He carried as your due: 
The crown that Jesus weareth, 
He weareth it for you. 

4 The faith by which ye see Him, 

The hope in which ye yearn. 
The love that through all troubles 
To Him alone will turn; 

5 The trials that beset you. 

The sorrows ye endure. 
The manifold temptations 
That death alone can cure; 

6 What are they but His jewels, 

Of right celestial worth ? 
WTiat are they but the ladder 
Set up to heaven on earth ? 

7 O happy band of pilgrims, 

Look upward to the skies. 

Where such a light affliction 

Shall win so great a prize! 



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500 L. M. 

LET me be with Thee wliere Tliou art 
My Saviour, my eternal rest; 
Then only will this longing heart 
Be fully and forever blest. 

2 Let me be with Thee where Thou art, 

Thine unveiled glory to behold: 
Then only will this wandering heart 
Cease to be treacherous, faithless, cold. 

3 Let me be with Thee where Thou art, 

Where spotless saints Thy Name adore; 
Then only will this evil heart 
Be sinful and defiled no more. 

4 Let me be with Thee where Thou art, 

Where none can die, where none remove ; 
There neither life nor death can part 
Me from Thy presence and Thy love I 



501 7.6. 

RISE, my soul, and stretch thy wings, 
Thy better portion trace; 
Rise from transitory things, 

Toward heaven, thy destined place ; 
Sun and moon and stars decay, 

Time shall soon this earth remove; 
Rise, my soul, and haste away 
To seats prepared above. 

2 Cease, my soul, oh, cease to mourn! 

Press onward to the prize; 
Soon thy Saviour will return, 

To take thee to the skies: 
There is everlasting peace. 

Rest, enduring rest, in heaven; 
There will sorrow ever cease. 

And crowns of joy be given. 



502 



S.M. 



OH, where shall rest be found, 
Rest for the weary soul ? 
'Twere vain the ocean-depths to sound, 
Or pierce to either i)ole. 

2 The world can never give 

The bliss for which we sigh ; 
*Ti8 not the whole of life to live. 
Nor all of death to die. 
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3 Beyond this vale of tears 

There is a life above, 
Unmeasured by the flight of yeara, 
And all that*life is love. 

4 There is a death, whose pang 

Outlasts the fleeting breath; 
Oh, what eternal horrors hang 
Around the second death ! 

5 Lord God of truth and grace. 

Teach us that death to shun, 
Lest we be banished from Thy face, 
For evermore undone. 

6 Here would we end our quest: 

Alone are found in Thee 
The life of perfect love, the rest 
Of immortality. 

503 ^^^'—^^^^^SSionalg* p ^^ 

WE march, we march to victory ! 
With the cross of the Lord before us. 
With His loving eye looking down from the 
sky, 
And Ilis holy arm spread o'er us. 

1 We come in the might of the Lord of light, 

In reverent train to meet Him; 
And we put to flight the armies of night. 
That the sons of the day may greet Him. 
We march, we march, etc. 

2 Our sword is the Spirit of God on high. 

Our helmet is His salvation. 
Our banner, the Cross of Calvary, 
I Our watchword, the Incarnation. 
We march, we march, etc. 

3 And the choir of angels with song awaits 
i Our march to the golden Sion; 

; For our Captain has broken the brazen gates, 

And burst the bars of iron. 
I We march, we march, etc, 

4 Then onward we march, our arms to ]>rove. 

With the banner of Christ before us, 
With His eye of love looking down fnmi 
above, 
And His holy arm spread o'er us. 

We march, we march to victory! 

With the cross of the Lord before us. 
With His loving eye looking down from the 
sky. 

And His holy arm spread o'er us. 



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504 



6.5. 



BRIGHTLY gleams our banner 
Pointing to tlie sky, 
Waving wanderers onward 

To their home on high. 
Journeying o'er the desert, 

Gladly thus we pray, 
And with hearts united 
Take our heavenward w^ay. 
Brightly gleams our banner 

Pointing to the sky, 
Waving wanderers onward 
To their home on high. 

2 Jesu, Lord and Master^ 

At Thy sacred feet. 
Here with hearts rejoicing 

See Thy cliildren meet : 
Often have we left Thee, 

Often gone astray; 
Keep us, mighty Saviour, 

In the narrow way. 

Briglitly gleams, etc. 

3 All our days direct us 

In the way we go, 
Lead us on victorious 

Over every foe: 
Bid Thine angels shield us 

When the storm-clouds lower, 
Pardon, Lord, and save us 

In the last dread hour. 

Brightly gleams, etc. 

4 Then with saints and angels 

May we join above. 
Offering prayers and praises 

At Thy throne of love; 
When the toil is over. 

Then come rest and peace, 
Jesus in His beauty. 

Songs that never cease. 

Brightly gleams, etc. 



505 



Onward, Christian soldiers. 
Marching as to war, 

With the cross of Jesus 
Going on before! 

2 At the sign of triumph 

Satan's host doth flee; 
On, then, Christian soldiers, 

On to victory! 
Hell's foundations quiver 

At the shout of praise; 
Brothei-s, lift your voices, 

Loud your anthems raise! 
Onward, etc. 

3 Like a mighty army 

Moves tlie Church of (iod ; 
Brothers, we are trejuling 

Where the saints have trod; 
We are not divided, 

All one Body we. 
One in hope and doctrine, 

One in charity. 
Onward, etc. 

4 Crowns and thrones may perish, 

Kingdoms rise and wane. 
But the Church of Jesus 

Constant will remain; 
Gates of hell can never 

'Gainst that Churcli prevail; 
We have Christ's own promise. 

And that cannot fail. 
Onward, etc. 

5 Onward, then, ye people! 

Join our happy throng! 
Blend with ours your voices 

In the triumph song! 
Glory, laud, and honor. 
Unto Christ the King; 
This tlirougli countless ages 
Men and angels sing. 

Onward, Christian soldiers, 

Marching as to war. 
With the cross of Jesus 
Going on before ! 



ONWARD, Christian soldiers, 
Marcliing as to war, 
With the cross of Jesus 

Going on before! 
Christ the royal Master 
Leads against tlie foe; 
Forward into battle. 
See, His banners go. 
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7.6. 



THE call to arms is sounding, 
The freemen muster stroug, 
While saints beneath the altar 

Are crying **Lord, how long?" 
The living and the loving 

Clirist's loyal standard raise, 
And marching on to conflict. 
Shout forth their Cai)tain's praise. 



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2 No time for self-indulgence, 

For resting by the way ; 
Repose will come at even, 

But toil is for the day; 
Work like the blessed Jesus, 

Who from His earliest youth 
Would do His Father's business, 

And witness for the truth. 



For the one Faith, the true Faith, 

The Faith which cannot fail, 
For the one Church, the true Church, 

'Gainst which no foes prevail. 
Made one with God Incarnate 

We in His might must win 
The glory of self-conquest. 

Of victory over sin. 



Behold ! upon Mount Sion 

A glorious people stand, 
A crown on every forehead, 

A palm in every hand. 
Lo these are they who boldly 

The Name of Christ confessed, 
And now triumphant praise Him, 

In heaven's unresting rest. 



O Jesu, Who art waiting. 

Thy faithful ones to crown, 
Vouchsafe to bless our conflict, 

Our loving service own; 
Come in each heart, forever 

As King adored to reign, 
Till we with saints triumphant. 

Uplift the victor strain. 



507 8.7. 

SING, ye faithful! sing with gladness! 
Wake your noblest, sweetest strain! 
With the praises of your Saviour 

Let His house resound again! 
Him let all your music honor. 
And your songs exalt His reign! 

2 Sing how He came forth from heaven. 
Bowed Himself to Bethlehem's cave, 
Stooped t<o wear the servant's vesture, 
Bore the pain, the cross, the grave, 
Passed within the gates of darkness. 
Thence His banished ones to save! 
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3 So He tasted death for all men, 

He of all mankind the Head, 
Sinless One among the sinful, 

Prince of life among the dead; 
So He wrought the full redemption. 

And the captor captive led. 

4 Now on high, yet ever with us. 

From His Father's throne, the Son 
Rules and guides the world He ransomed. 

Till the appointed work be done. 
Till He see, renewed and perfect. 

All things gathered into one. 

5 Day of promised restitution! 

Fruit of all His sorrows past! 
When the crown of His dominions 

He before the throne shall cast, 
And throughout the wide creation 

God be **allinall" at last. 



508 



6.5. 



AT the Name of Jesus 
Every knee shall bow. 
Every tongue confess Him 

King of glory now; 
'Tis the Father's pleasure 

We should call Him Lord, 
Who from the beginning 
Was the mighty Word. 

2 At His voice creation 

Sprang at once to sight. 
All the angel faces. 

All the hosts of light, 
Thrones and dominations, 

Stai-s upon their way. 
All the heavenly ordera, 

In their great array. 

3 Humbled for a season, 

To receive a Name 
From the lips of sinners 

Unto whom He came, 
Faithfully He bore it 

Spotless to the last, 
Brought it back victorious. 

When from death He passed ; 

4 Bore it up triumphant, 

With its human light, 
Through all ranks of ci-eatures, 
To the central height; 



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To the throne of Godhead, 
To the Father's breast, 

Filled it with the glory 
Of that perfect rest.' 

6 In your hearts enthrone Him; 

There let Him subdue 
All that is not holy, 

All that is not true: 
Crown Him as your Captain 

In temptation's hour; 
Let His will enfold you 

In its light and power. 

6 Brothers, this Lord Jesus 

Shall return again, 
With His Father's glory, 

With His angel train; 
For all wreaths of empire 

Meet upon His brow. 
And our hearts confess Him 

King of glory now. 



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6.5. 



SAVIOUR, blessed Saviour, 
Listen while we sing; 
Hearts and voices raising 

Praises to our King. 
All we have we offer. 
All we hope to be. 
Body, soul, and spirit, 
All we yield to Thee. 

2 Nearer, ever nearer, 

Christ, we draw to Thee, 
Deep in adoration 

Bending low the knee: 
Thou for our redemption 

Cam' St on earth to die: 
Thou, that we might follow, 

Hast gone up on high. 

3 Great and ever greater 

Are Thy mercies here, 
True and everlasting 

Are the glories there ; 
Where no pain, or sorrow, 

Toil, or care, is known, 
Where the angel legions 

Circle round Thy throne. 

4 Clearer still, and clearer. 

Dawns the light from heaven, 
In our sadness bringing 
News of sins forgiven; 
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Life has lost its shadows; 

Pure the light within; 
Thou hast shed Thy radiance 

On a world of sin. 

6 Brighter still, and brighter. 

Glows the western sun, 
Shedding all its gladness 

O'er our work that's done; 
Time will soon be over. 

Toil and sorrow past. 
May we, blessed Saviour, 

Find a rest at last! 

6 Onward, ever onward, 

Journeying o'er the road 
Worn by saints before us, 

Jouraeying on to God ! 
Leaving all behind us, 

May we hasten on, 
Backward never looking 

Till the prize is won. 

7 Bliss, all bliss excelling, 

When the ransomed soul, 
Earthly toils forgetting. 

Finds its promised goal; 
Where in joys unheard of 

Saints with angels sing, 
Never weary raising 

Praises to their King. 



510 s.M. 

REJOICE, ye pure in heart! 
Rejoice, ffive thanks, and sing! 
Your glorious banner wave on high, 
The cross of Christ your King! 

2 Bright youth; and snow-crowned age, 

Strong men and maidens meek : 

Raise high your free, exulting song! 

God's wondrous pi-aises speak! 

3 With all the angel choirs. 

With all the saints of earth. 
Pour out the strains of joy and bliss, 
True rapture, noblest mirth ! 

4 Your clear hosannas raise, 

And alleluias loud ! 
Whilst answering echoes upward float, 
Like wreaths of incense cloud. 



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5 Yes, on through life's long path! 
Still chanting as ye go; 
From youth to age, by night and day, 
In gladness and in woe. 

Still lift your standard high I 
Still nwch in firm array! 
As warriors through the darkness toil 
Till dawns the golden day! 

7 At last the march shall end ; 

The wearied ones shall rest; 
The pilgrims find their Father's house, 
Jerusalem the blest. 

8 Then on, ye pure in heart! 

Kejoice, give thanks, and sing! 

Your glorious banner wave on high, 

The cross of Christ your King! 

511 87. 

THROUGH the night of doubt and sorrow 
Onward goes the pilgrim band, 
Singing songs of expecuition, 

Marching to the promised land. 
Clear before us through the darkness 
(ileams and burns the guiding light: 
Brother clasps the hand of brother, 
Stepping fearless through the night. 

2 One, the light of God's own presence. 

O'er His ransomed people shed. 
Chasing far the gloom and terror, 

Brightening all the path we tread: 
One, the object of our journey. 

One, the faith which never tires. 
One, the earnest looking forward. 

One, the hope our God inspires. 

3 One, the strain the lips of thousands 

Lift as from the heart of one; 
One the conflict, one the peril. 

One, the march in God begun: 
One, the gladness of rejoicing 

On the far eternal shore, 
Where the one Almighty Father 

Reigns in love for evennore. 

4 Onward therefore, pilgrim brothers! 

Onward, with the Cross our aid! 
Bear its shame, and fight its battle, 

Till we rest beneath its shade! 
Soon shall come the great awaking; 

Soon the rending of the tomb; 
Then, the scattering of all shadows. 

And the end of toil and gloom! 
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OX our way rejoicing, 
As we homeward move. 
Hearken to our praises, 
O Thou God of love I 
Is there grief or sadness ? 

Thine it cannot be! 
Is our sky beclouded ? 
Clouds are not from Thee ! 
On our way rejoicing. 

As we homeward move. 
Hearken to our praises, 
O Thou God of love! 

2 If with honest-hearted 

Love for God and man, 
Day by day Thou find us 

Doing what we can. 
Thou Who giv'st the seed-time 

Wilt give large increase. 
Crown the heiul with blessings. 

Fill the heart with peace. 

On our way rejoicing, etc. 

3 On our way rejoicing 

Gladly let us go; 
Conquered hath our Leader ! 

Vanquished is our foe! 
Christ without, our safety; 

Christ within, our joy; 
Who, if we be faithful. 

Can our hope destroy ? 

On our way rejoicing, etc. 

4 Unto God the Father 

Joyful songs we sing; 
Unto God the Saviour 

Thankful hearts we bring; 
Unto God the Spirit 

Bow we and adore. 
On our way rejoicing 

Now and evermore! 

On our way rejoicing, etc. 



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6.5. 



FORWARD! be our watchword, 
Steps and voices joined ; 
Seek the things before us, 

Not a look behind: 
Burns the fiery pillar 

At our army's head; 
Who shall dream of shrinking. 
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Forward through the desert ! 

Through the toil and fight: 
Jordan flows before us; 

JSion beams with light. 

2 Glories upon glories 

Hath our God prepared, 
By the souls that love Him 

One day to be shared ; 
Eye hath not beheld them, 

Ear hath never heard ; 
Nor of these hath uttered 
Thought or speech a word ; 
Forw^ard ! marching eastward 
Where the heaven is bright, 
Till the veil be lifted, 
Till our faith be sight. 

3 Far o'er yon horizon 

Rise the city towers. 
Where our God abideth ; 
That fair home is ours : 
Flash the streets with jasper, 
Shine the gates with gold ; 
Flows the gladdening river 
Shedding joys untold. 
Thither, onward thither. 

In the Spirit's might! 
Pilgrims to your country, 
Forward into light ! 

4 To the eternal Father 

Loudest anthems raise : 
To the Son and Spirit 

Echo songs of praise: 
To the Lord of glory, 

Blessed Three in One, 
Be by men and angels 
Endless honor done. 
Weak are earthly praises, 
Dull the songs of night: 
Forward into triumph ! 
Forward into light ! 

Also the following: 

315 Ancient of days. 
317 Lord of all being throned afar. 
321 Thou art coming, O my Saviour. 
327 Hail to the Lord's anointed. 
3t30 Hail, Thou once despised Jesus. 

308 Jesus, our risen King. 

309 Alleluia! sing to Jesus. 

375 Crown Him with many crowns. ' 
378 Come Thou Holy Spirit, come. 
382 Spirit divine, attend our prayers. 
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385 Holy, Holy, Holy Lord. 

395 Those eternal bowers. 

396 Ten thousand times ten thousand. 

397 Oh, what the joy and the glory must be. 
400 Blessed citv, heavenly Salem. 

402 O mother dear, Jerusalem. 

403 I heard a sound of voices. 

406 For thee, O dear, dear country. 

407 Jerusalem the golden. 
418 Jesus, still lead on. 

422 O Light, Whose beams illumine all. 

440 O Saviour, precious Saviour. 

441 When morning gilds the skies. 

442 Shepherd of tender youth. 

444 Come, let us sing the song of songs. 

447 Praise to the Holiest in the height. 

448 Lift up your heads, ye mighty gates. 

449 O God of God! O Light of Light! 
452 Praise my soul the King of heaven. 

473 Christ is made the sure foundation. 

474 We love the place, O God. 

477 Pleasant are Thy courts above. 

478 Glorious things of thee are spoken. 

479 The Church's one foundation. 

494 Oft in danger, oft in woe. 

495 The Son of God goes forth to war. 
497 Go forward, Christian soldier. 
499 O happy band of pilgrims. 

569 O brothers, lift your voices. 



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514 7.7.7.6. 

HOLY Spirit, heavenly Dove, 
Dew descending from above, 
Breath of life, and fire of love; 
Hear us, Holy Spirit. 

2 Source of strength, of knowledge clear. 
Wisdom, godliness sincere. 
Understanding, counsel, fear; 

Hear us, Holy Spirit. 

3 Source of meekness, love, and peace, 
Patience, pureness, faith's increase, 
Hope and joy that cannot cease; 

Hear us, Holy Spirit. 

4 Spirit guiding us aright, 
Spirit making darkness light, 
Spirit of resistless might; 

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5 Thou by Whom the Virgin bore 
Him Whom heaven and earth adore, 
bent our nature to restore; 

Hear us, Holy Spirit. 

Thou Whom Jesus from His throne 
Gave to cheer and help His own, 
That they might not be alone; 
Hear us, Holy Spirit. 

7 Thou Whose grace the Church doth fill. 
Showing her God's perfect will, 
Making Jesus present still ; 

Hear us, Holy Spirit. 

8 Coming with Thy power to save, 
Moving on baptismal wave. 
Raising us from sin's dark grave; 

Hear us. Holy Spirit. 

Thou by Whom our souls are fed 
With the true and living Bread, 
Even Him Who for us bled; 
Hear us, Holy Spirit 

10 All Thy sevenfold gifts bestow. 
Gifts of wisdom God to know, 
Gifts of strength to meet the foe; 

Hear us. Holy Spirit. 

11 All our evil passions kill, 
Bend aright our stubborn will, 
Though we grieve Thee, patient still; 

Hear us, Holy Spirit. 

12 Come to raise us when we fall, 
And, when snares our souls enthrall, 
Lead us back with gentle call; 

Hear us, Holy Spirit. 

13 Come to strengthen all the weak, 
Give Thy courage to the meek, 
Teach our faltering tongues to speak; 

Hear us, Holy Spirit. 

14 Come to aid the souls who yearn 
More of truth divine to learn, 
And with deeper love to burn; 

Hear us, Holy Spirit. 

15 Keep us in the narrow way, 
Warn us when we go astray, 
Plead within us when we pray; 

Hear us, Holy Spirit. 
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16 Holy, loving, as Thou art, 

Come, and live within our heart; 
Never more from us depart ; 
Hear us, Holy Spirit. 



LITANY OF THE CHURCH. 

515 7.7.7.6. 

JESU, with Thy Church abide, 
Be her Saviour, Lord, and Guide, 
While on earth her faith is tried : 
We beseech Thee, hear us. 

2 Keep her life and doctrine pure, 
Help her, patient to endure, 
Trusting in Thy promise sure: 

We beseech Thee, hear us. 

3 Be Thou with her all the days, 
May she, safe from error's ways. 
Toil for Thine eternal praise: 

We beseech Thee, hear us. 

4 May her voice be ever clear, 
Warning of a judgment near, 
Telling of a Saviour dear: 

We beseech Thee, hear us. 

5 All her fettered powers release, 
Bid our strife and envy cease, 
Grant the heavenly gift of peace: 

We beseech Thee, hear us. 

6 May she one in doctrine be. 
One in truth and charity. 
Winning all to faith in Thee: 

We beseech Thee, hear us. 

7 May she guide the poor and blind. 
Seek the lost until she find, 

And the broken-hearted bind: 

We beseech Thee, hear us. 

8 Save her love from growing cold, 
Make her watchmen strong and bold, 
Fence her round. Thy peaceful fold: 

We beseech Thee, hear us. 

9 May her priests Thy people feed, 
Shepherds of the flock indeed, 
Ready, where Thou call'st, to lead: 

We beseech Thee, hear us. 



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10 Judge her not for work undone, 
Judge her not for fields unwon, 
Bless her works in Thee begun : 

We beseech Thee, hear us. 

11 For the past give deeper shame, 
Make her jealous for Thy Name, 
Kindle zeal's most holy fiame: 

We beseech Thee, hear us. 

12 Raise her to her calling high. 
Let the nations far and nigh 
Hear Thy heralds' warning cry: 

We beseech Thee, hear us. 

13 May her lamp of truth be bright. 
Bid her bear aloft its light 
Through the realms of heathen night: 

We beseech Thee, hear us. 

14 May her scattered children bo 
From reproach of evil free, 
Blameless witnesses for Thee : 

We beseech Thee, hear us. 

15 Arm her soldiers with the cross. 
Brave to suffer toil or loss, 
Counting earthly gain but dross: 

We beseech Thee, hear us. 

16 May she holy triumphs win. 
Overthrow the hosts of sin. 
Gather all the nations in: 

We beseech Thee, hear us. 

17 May she soon all glorious be. 
Spotless and from wrinkle free, 
Pure, and bright, and worthy Thee : 

We beseech Thee, hear us. 

18 Fit her all Thy joy to share 

In the home Thou dost prepare. 
And be ever blessed there: 

We beseech Thee, hear us. 

LITANY OF THE BLESSED SACRAMENT. 
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OD the Father, God the Son, 
God the Spirit, Three in One, 
Spare us, Holy Trinity. 



2 God of God, and Light of Light, 
King of glory. Lord of might. 
Hear us. Holy Jesu. 
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3 Very Man, Who for our sake 
Didst true flesh of Mary take. 

Hear us, Holy Jesu. 

4 Shepherd, Whom the Father gave 
His lost sheep to find and save. 

Hear us, Holy Jesu. 

5 Priest and victim, Whom of old 
Type and prophecy foretold. 

Hear us. Holy Jesu. 

6 King of Salem, Priest divine, 
Bringing forth Thy bread and wine. 

Hear us. Holy Jesu, 

7 Paschal Lamb, Whose sprinkled blood 
Saves the Israel of God, 

Hear us. Holy Jesu. 

8 Manna, found at dawn of day. 
Pilgrim's food in desert- way. 

Hear us. Holy Jesu. 

9 Offering pure, in every place 
Pledge and means of heavenly grace. 

Hear us, Holy Jesu. 

Part II. 

10 By the mercy, that of yore 
Shadowed forth Thy gifts in store, 

Save us, Holy Jesu. 

11 By the love, on that last night 
That ordained the better rite, 

Save us, Holy Jesu. 

12 By the death, that could alone 
For the whole world's sin atone. 

Save us, Holy Jesu. 

13 By the wounds, that ever plead 
For our help in time of need. 

Save us, Holy Jesu. 

Part IIL 

14 That we may remember still 
Kedron's brook and Calvary's hill, 

Grant us, Holy Jesu. 

15 That our thankful hearts may glow 
As Thy precious death we show. 

Grant us, Holy Jesu. 



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10 That, with humble contrite fear, 
We may joy to feel Thee near, 
Grant us, Holy Jesu. 

17 That in faith we may adore, 
Praise, and love Thee more and more, 

Grant us, Holy Jesu. 

18 That Thy sacred Flesh and Blood 
Be our true life-givinf? food, 

Grant us, Holy Jesu, 

19 That in all our words and ways 
We may dally show Thy praise. 

Grant us, Holy Jesu. 

20 That, as death's dark vale we tread. 
Thou mayst be our strengthening Bread, 

Grant us. Holy Jesu. 

21 That, unworthy though we be. 
We may ever dwell with Thee, 

Grant us, Holy Jesu. 



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JESU, from Thy throne on high. 
Far above the bright blue sky. 
Look on us with loving eye: 
Hear us. Holy Jesu. 

2 Little children need not fear. 
When they know that Thou art near: 
Thou dost love us, Saviour dear: 

Hear us, Holy Jesu. 

3 Little hearts may love Thee well, 
Little lips Thy love may tell, 
Little hymns Thy praises swell: 

Hear us. Holy Jesu. 

4 Little lives may be divine. 
Little deeds of love may shine. 
Little ones be wholly Thine: 

Hear us, Holy Jesu. 

5 Jesu, once an infant small. 
Cradled in the oxen's stall, 
Though the God and Lord of all : 

Hear us. Holy Jesu. 
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6 Once a child so good and fair. 
Feeling want, and toil, and care. 
All that we may haVe to bear: 

Hear us. Holy Jesu. 

7 Jesu, Thou dost love us still. 
And it is Thy holy will 

That we should be safe from ill : 
Hear us. Holy Jesu. 

8 Be Thou with us every day, 
In our work and in our play, 
When we learn and when we pray: 

Hear us, Holy Jesu. 

9 When we lie asleep at night, 
Ever may Thy angels bright 
Keep us safe till morning's light: 

Hear us. Holy Jesu. 

10 Make us brave without a fear, 
Make us happy, full of cheer, 
Sure that Thou art always near: 

Hear us. Holy Jesu. 

11 May we prize our Christian name. 
May we guard it free from blame. 
Fearing all that causes shame: 

Hear us. Holy Jesu. 

12 May we grow from day to day. 
Glad to learn each holy way. 
Ever ready to obey : 

Hear us. Holy Jesu. 

13 May we ever try to be 
From our sinful tempers free, 
Pure and gentle, Lord, like Thee: 

Hear us. Holy Jesu. 

14 May our thoughts be undefiled. 
May our words be true and mild, 
Make us each a holy child : 

Hear us, Holy Jesu. 

15 Jesu, Son of God most high. 
Who didst in a manger lie. 
Who upon the cross didst die : 

Hear us, Holy Jesu. 

16 Jesu, from Thy heavenly throne. 
Watching o'er each little one. 
Till our life on earth is done: 

Hear us. Holy Jesu. 



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17 Jesu, Wliom we hope to see 
Calling us in heaven to be 
Happy evermore with Thee: 
Hear us, Holy Jesu. 



LITANY OF THE INCARNATE LIFE. 

518 7.7.7.6. 

LORD of mercy and of might, 
Of mankind the life and light, 
Maker, Teacher infinite : 
Jesu, hear and save. 

2 Strong Creator, Saviour mild, 
Humbled to a mortal child, 
Captive, beaten, bound, reviled: 

Jesu, hear and save. 

3 Throned above celestial things. 
Borne aloft on angels' wings, 
Lord of lords, and King of kings: 

Jesu, hear and save. 

4 Soon to come to earth again, 
Judge of angels and of men, 
Hear us now, and hear us then : 

Jesu, hear and save. 



LITANY OF THE INCARNATE LIFE. 

519 7.7.7.6. 

GOD the Father, God the Son, 
God the Spirit, Three in One, 
Hear us from Thy heavenly throne : 
Spare us, Holy Trinity. 

2 Tliou "Who leaving crown and throne 
Camest here, an outcast lone, 

That Thou mightest save Thine own: 
Hear us, Holy Jesu. 

3 Thou with sinners wont to eat, 
Who with loving words didst greet 
Mary weeping at Thy feet : 

Hear us. Holy Jesu. 

4 Thou "Wliose saddened look did chide 
Peter when he thrice denied. 

Till with bitter tears he cried: 
Hear us. Holy Jesu. 
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5 Thou Wlio hanging on the tree 

To the thief saidst, ** Thou slialt be 
To-day in Paradise with Me:'' 
Hear us, Holy Jesu. 

6 Thou, despised, denied, refused. 
And for man's transgressions bruised, 
Sinless, yet of sin accused : 

Hear us, Holy Jesu. 

7 Thou Who on the cross didst reign, 
Dying there in bitter pain. 
Cleansing with Thy blood our stain : 

Hear us, Holy Jesu. 

8 Shepherd of the straying sheep. 
Comforter of them that weep, 
Hear us crying from the deep: 

Hear us. Holy Jesu. 

That in Thy pure innocence 
We may wash our souls' offence. 
And find tiniest penitence : 
We beseech Thee, Jesu. 

10 That we give to sin no place, 
That we never quench Thy grace, 
That we ever seek Thy face : 

We beseech Thee, Jesu. 

11 That denying evil lust, 
Living godly, meek, and just. 
In Thee only we may trust : 

We beseech Thee, Jesu. 

12 That to sin forever dead, 
We may live to Thee instead, 
And the narrow pathway tread : 

We beseech Thee, Jesu. 

13 "WHien shall end the battle sore, 
When our pilgrimage is o'er. 
Grant Thy peace for evermore :, 

We beseech Thee, Jesu. 



LITANY OF PENITENCE. 

520 7.7.7.6. 

Part I. 

FATHER, hear Thy children's call: 
Humbly at Thy feet we fall. 
Prodigals, confessing all : 

We beseech Thee, hear us. 



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2 Christ, beneath Thy cross we blame 
All our life of sin and shame ; 
Penitent we breathe Thy Name: 

We beseech Thee, hear us. 

3 Holy Spirit, grieved and tried, 
Oft forgotten and defied, 

Now we mourn our stubborn pride : 
We beseech Thee, hear us. 

4 Love, that caused us first to be, 
Love, that bled upon the tree. 
Love, that draws us lovingly: 

We beseech Thee, hear us. 

5 We Thy call have disobeyed. 
Into paths of sin have strayed. 
And repentance have delayed : 

We beseech Thee, hear us. 

6 Sick, we come to Thee for cure, 
Guilty, seek Thy mercy sure. 
Evil, long to be made pure: 

We beseech Thee, hear us. 

7 Blind, we pray that we may see, 
Bound, we pray to be made free. 
Stained, we pray for sanctity: 

We beseech Thee, hear us. 

8 Thou Who hear'st each contrite sigh, 
Bidding sinful souls draw ni^h. 
Willing not that one should die : 

We beseech Thee, hear us. 

Part II. 

9 By the gracious saving call, 
Spoken tenderly to all 

Who have shared in Adam's fall. 
We beseech Thee, hear us. 

10 By the nature Jesus wore. 

By the stripes and death He bore. 
By His life for evermore. 

We beseech Thee, hear us. 

11 By the love that longs to bless, 
Pitying our sore distress. 
Leading us to holiness. 

We beseech Thee, hear us. 

12 By the love so calm and strong. 
Patient still to suifer wrong 
And our day of grace prolong, 

We beseech Thee, hear us. 
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13 By the love that speaks within. 
Calling us to flee from sin, 
And the joy of goodness win. 

We beseech Thee, hear us. 

14 By the love that bids Thee spare. 
By the heaven Thou dost prepare. 
By Thy promises to prayer. 

We beseech Thee, hear us. 

Part III. 

15 Tea<;h us what Thy love has borne, 
That with loving sorrow torn 
Truly contrite we may mourn: 

We beseech Thee, hear us. 

16 Gifts of light and grace bestow. 
Help us to resist the foe. 
Fearing what alone is woe : 

We beseech Thee, hear us. 

17 Let not sin within us reign, 
May w^e gladly suffer pain. 
If it purge away our stain: 

We beseech Thee, hear us. 

18 May we to all evil die. 
Fleshly longings crucify. 

Fix our hearts and thoughts on high: 
We beseech Thee, hear us. 

19 Grant us faith to know Thee near. 
Hail Thy grace. Thy judgment fear, 
And through trial persevere : 

W^e beseech Thee, hear us. 

20 Grant us hope from earth to rise. 
And to strain with eager eyes 
Towards the promised heavenly prize: 

We beseech Thee, hear us. 

21 Grant us love Thy love to own. 
Love to live for Thee alone, 

And the power of grace make known: 
We beseech Thee, hear us. 

22 All our weak endeavors bless. 
As we ever onward press. 
Till we perfect holiness : 

We beseech Thee, hear us. 

23 Lead us daily nearer Thee, 
Till at last Thy face we see, 
Croivned with Thine own purity: 

We beseech Thee, hear us. 



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THE WORDS ON THE CROSS. I 

Part I. | 

" Father forgive tbem, for they know not what they | 
do."— St. Lukb, xxiii. 34. i 

JESU, in Thy dying woes, 
Even while Thy life-blood flows, 
Craving pardon for Thy foes: 
Hear us, Holy Jesu. 

2 Saviour, for our pardon sue, 
When our sins Thy pangs renew, 
For we know not what we do; 

Hear us. Holy Jesu. 

3 Oh, may we, who mercy need. 
Be like Thee in heart and deed. 
When w^ith wrong our spirits bleed : 

Hear us, Holy Jesu. 

Part II. 

'* To-day Shalt thon be with Me in Paradise." 
St. Luke, xxiii. 43. 

1 Jesu, pitying the sighs 
Of the thief, who near Thee dies, 
Promising him Paradise: 

Hear us. Holy Jesu. 

2 May we, in our guilt and shame. 
Still Thy love and mercy claim, 
Calling humbly on Thy Name: 

Hear us, Holy Jesu. 

3 Oh, remember us who pine. 
Looking from our cross to Thine; 
Cheer our souls with hope divine: 

Hear us, Holy Jesu. 

Part III. 

" Woman, behold thy son." *' Behold thy mother." 
St. JOHN, xix. 26, 27. 

1 Jesu, loving to the end 
Her whose heart Thy sorrows rend, 
And Thy dearest human friend: 

Hear us. Holy Jesu. 

2 May we in Thy sorrows share. 
And for Thee all peril dare. 
And enjoy Thy tender care: 

Hear us, Holy Jesu. 
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3 May we all Thy loved ones be, 
All one holy family. 
Loving for the love of Thee: 
Hear us, Holy Jesu. 

Part IV. 

*' My God, My God, why hast Thoa forsaken Me.*' 
—St. Matt, xxvii. 46. ., 

1 Jesu, whelmed In fears unknown. 
With our evil left alone. 

While no light from heaven is shown: 
Hear us. Holy Jesu. 

2 When we vainly seem to pray. 
And our hope seems far away. 
In the darkness be our stay : 

Hear us, Holy Jesu. 

3 Though no Father seem to hear. 
Though no light our spirits cheer. 
Tell our faith that God is near: 

Hear us, Holy Jesu. 



Part V. 
•' I thirst."— St. John, xlx. 28. 

1 Jesu, in Thy thirst and pain. 

While Thy wounds Thy life-blood drain, 
Thirsting more our love to gain : 
Hear us, Holy Jesu. 

2 Thirst for us in mercv still ; 
All Thy holy work fulfill: 
Satisfy Thy loving will: 

Hear us. Holy Jesu. 

3 May we thirst Thy love to know ; 
Lead us in our sin and woe 
Where the healing waters flow: 

Hear us, Holy Jesu. 



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•• It is finished."— St. John, xix. 30. 

1 Jesu, all our ransom paid, 
All Thy Father's will obeyed. 
By Thy sufferings perfect made: 

Hear us. Holy Jesu. 

2 Save us in our soul^s distress. 
Be our help to cheer and bless, 
While we grow in holiness: 

Hear us, Holy Jesu. 



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3 Brighten all our heavenward way, 
With an ever holier ray, 
Till we pass to perfect day: 
Hear us, Holy Jesu. 



Part VII. 

" Fat]|^ Into Thy hands I eommend My Spirit/* 
St. Luke, zxiii. 46. 

1 Jesu, all Thy labor vast. 

All Thy woe and conflict past, 
Yielding up Thy soul at last: 
Hear us, Holy Jesu. 

2 When the death shades round us lower, 
Guard us from the tempter's power. 
Keep us in that trial hour: 

Hear us, Holy Jesu. 

3 May Thy life and death supply 
Grace to live and grace to die, 
Grace to reach the home on high : 

Hear us, Holy Jesu. 



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JESU, life of those who die, 
Advocate with God on high, 
Hope of immortality : 

Hear us, Holy Jesu. 

• 2 Thou Whose death to mortals gave 
Power to triumph o'er the grave, 
Living now, from death to save : 
Hear us, Holy Jesu. 

3 Thou before Whose great white throne 
All our doings must oe shown. 
Pleading now for us Thine own: 

Hear us, Holy Jesu. 

4 Thou Whose death was borne that we. 
From the power of Satan free. 
Might not die eternally: 

Hear us. Holy Jesu. 

5 Thou Who dost a place prepare, 
That in heavenly mansions fair 
Sinners may Thy glory share: 

Hear us, Holy Jesu. 
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DEATH. 

6 We are dying day by day; 
Soon from earth we pass away; 
Lord of life, to Thee we pray : 

Hear us, Holy Jesu. 

7 Ere we hear the angel's call, 
And the shadows round us fall, 
Be our Saviour, be our all : 

Hear us, Holy Jesu. 

8 Wean our hearts from things below; 
Make us all Thy love to know ; 
Guard us from our ghostly foe: 

Hear us, Holy Jesu. 

9 Shelter us with angel's wing; 
To our souls Thy pardon bring; 
So shall death have lost its sting: 

Hear us, Holy Jesu. 

10 In the gloom Thy light provide; 
Safely through the valley guide; 
Thee we trust, for Thou hast died: 
Hear us, Holy Jesu. 



JUDGMENT. 

11 When Thy summons we obey 
On the dreadful Judgment day, 
Let not fear our soul dismay : 

Hear us. Holy Jesu. 

12 While the lost in terror fly, 
May we see with joyful eye 
Our redemption drawing nigh : 

Hear us. Holy Jesu. 

13 May we see Thee on Thy throne 
As the Saviour we have known, 
And have followed as our own : 

Hear us. Holy Jesu. 

14 May we then, among the blest 
Who Thy Name on earth confessed. 
Hear Thee calling us to rest: 

Hear us. Holy Jesu. 



15 From the awful place of doom. 
Where in ray less outer gloom 
Dead souls lie as in a tomb. 
Save us, Holy Jesu, 



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16 From the black, the dull despair 
Ruined men and angels share, 
From the dread companions there, 

Save us, Holy Jesu. 

17 From the unknown agonies 
Of the soul that helpless lies ; 
From the worm that never dies, 

Save 118, Holy Jesu. 

18 From the lusts that none can tame, 
From the fierce mysterious flame, 
From the everlasting sliame, 

Save us, Holy Jesu. 



19 Where Thy saints in glory reign, 
Free from sorrow, free from i>ain. 
Pure from every guilty stain, 

Bring us, Holy Jesu. 

20 Where the captives find release, 
Where all foes from troubling cease. 
Where the weary rest in peace. 

Bring us, Holy Jesu. 

21 Where the pleasures never cloy. 
Where in angels^ holy joy 

Thy redeemed their powei-s employ. 
Bring us. Holy Jesu. 

22 Where in wondrous light are shown 
All Thy dealings with Thine own. 
Who shall know as they are known, 

Bring us, Holy Jesu. 

23 Where, with loved ones gone before. 
We may love Thee and adore 

In Thy presence evermore. 
Bring us. Holy Jesu. 



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FOR CHILDREN. 



JESUS, King of glory 
Throned above the sky, 
Jesus, tender Saviour, 

Hear Thy children crj'. 
Pardon our transgressions, 
Cleanse us from our sin; 
By Thy Spirit help us 
Heavenly life to win. 
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Jesus, King of glory 
Throned above the sky, 

Jesus, tender Saviour, 
Hear Thy children ciy. 

2 On this day of gladness. 

Bending low the knee 
In Thine earthly temple. 

Lord, we worship Thee; 
Celebrate Thy goodness, 

Mercy, grace, and truth, 
All Thy loving guidance 

Of our heedless youth; 
Jesus, King of glory 

Throned above the sky, 
Jesus, tender Saviour, 

Hear our grateful cry. 

3 For the little children. 

Who have come to Thee; 
For the glad, bright spirits 

Who Thy glory see; 
For the loved ones resting 

In Thy dear embrace; 
For the pure and holy 

Who behold Thy face, 
Jesus, King of glory 

Throned above the sky, 
Jesus, tender Saviour, 

Hear our grateful cry. 

4 For Thy faithful servants 

Who have entered in; 
For Thy fearless soldiers 

Who have conquered sin; 
For the countless legions 

Who have followed Thee, 
Heedless of the danger. 

On to \ictory; 
Jesus, King of glory 

Throned above the sky, 
Jesus, tender Saviour, 

Hear our grateful cry. 

5 When the shadows lengthen, 

Show us, Lord, Thy way; 
Through tlie darkness lead U8 

To the heavenly day. 
When our coui*se is finished, 

Ended all the strife, 
Grant us with the faithful 

Palms and crowns of life. 
Jesus, King of glory 

Throned above the sky, 
Jesus, tender Saviour, 

Hear Thy children cry. 



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WITH gladsome hearts we come, 
Within our holy home 
Our Saviour' s Name to sing. 
Oh, well His House we love! 
Oh, joy all joys above 

To praise the children's King! 

2 The angels sing on high 
Thy gloi-y through the sky, 

And then to earth they wing; 
To guard us while we sleep 
And, as their watch they keep. 

To praise the children's King. 

3 Oh, may we while we live 
Such willing service give, 

A holy offering. 
And still thy glory show 
By deeds of love below, 

To praise the children's King. 

4 And may our hearts aspire 
To join the heavenly choir. 

Whose strains forever ring ; 
And learn on earth their hymn. 
The song of seraphim. 

To praise the children' s King. 

5 O Light of Light, to Thee 
Let earth and sky and sea 

Eternal homage bring; 
And gi-ant us through Thy love 
Before Thy throne above 

To praise the children' s King. 



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COME, praise your Lord and Saviour 
In sti-ains of holy mirth; 
Give thanks to Him, O children, 

Who lived a child on earth. 
He loved tlie little children. 

And called them to His side. 

His loving arms embraced them. 

And for their sake He died. 

! O Jesus, we would praise Thee 
With songs of holy joy; 
For Thou on earth didst sojourn 

A pure and spotless boy. 
Make us like Thee, obedient, 

Like Thee from sin- stains free. 
Like Thee in God's own temple. 
In lowly home like Thee. 
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3 O Jesus, we would praise Thee, 

The lowly maiden's son: 
In Thee all gentlest graces 

Are gathered into one. 
Oh, give that best adornment 

That Christian child can wear, 
The meek and quiet spirit 

Which shone in Thee so fair! 

4 O Lord, with voices lifted 

We sing our songs of praise; 
Be Thou the light and pattern 

Of all our childhood's days; 
And lead us ever onward. 

That while we stay below. 
We may, like Thee, O Jesus, 

In grace and wisdom grow. 

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JESUS, tender Shepherd, hear me; 
Bless Thy little lamb to-night; 
Through the darkness be Thou near me; 
Keep me safe till morning light. 

2 All this day Thy hand has led me, 

And I thank Thee for Thy care; 
Thou hast wanned me, clothed and fed me; 
Listen to my evening prayer ! 

3 Let my sins be all forgiven; 

Bless the friends I love so well : 
Take us all at last to heaven, 
Happy there with Thee to dwell. 



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NOW the day is over. 
Night is drawing nigh ; 
Shadows of the evening 
Steal across the sky ; 

2 Jesus, give the weary 

Calm and sweet repose; 
With Thy tendei-est blessing 
May our eyelids close. 

3 Grant to little childi-en 

Visions bright of Thee; 
Guard the sailors tossing 
On the deep, blue sea. 

4 Comfort every sufferer 

Watching late in pain; 
Those who plan some evil 
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5 Through the long night-watches 

May Thine angels spread 

Their white wings above me, 

Watching round my bed. 

6 When the morning wakens, 

Then may I arise 
Pure, and fresh, and sinless 
In Thy holy eyes. 



528 



S.M. 



WE come, Lord, to Thy feet 
OnthisThy holy day: 
Oh, come to us, while here we meet 
To learn, and praise, and pray ! 

2 Our many sins forgive; 

The Holy Spirit send; 
And teach us to begin to live 
The life that knows no end. 

3 Lord, fill our hearts with love; 

Our teachers* labors own; 

1 hat we and they may meet above. 
To sing before Thy throne. 

529 8.5.7.5. 

GLORT to the blessed Jesus! 
Who for us was bom, 
In the stable, cold and poor, 
On glad Christmas morn. 

2 Glory to the blessed Jesus I 

Who was crucified 
On Good Friday for our sins: 
Loving us He died. 

3 Glory to the blessed Jesus ! 

Who for sinners lay 
In the tomb, and rose upon 
Happy Easter day. 

4 Glory to the blessed Jesus! 

He Who is our Way 
Went up in a cloud to heaven 
On Ascension day. 

5 Glory to the blessed Jesus ! 

Who at Whitsuntide 
Sent His Holy Spirit down 
With us to abide. 

6 Glory to the blessed Jesus ! 

We will praise His love, 
All our days on earth below, 
. - And for aye above. 

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ALL my heart this night rejoices. 
As I hear. 
Far and near. 
Sweetest angel voices; 
** Christ is bom," their choirs are singing. 
Till the air 
Everywhere 
Now with joy is ringing. 

2 Hark ! a voice from yonder manger. 

Soft and sweet. 

Doth entreat, 
^*Flee from woe and danger; 
Brethren, come, from all doth grieve you. 

You are freed. 

All you need 
I will surely give you." 

3 Come, then, let us hasten yonder; 

Here let all. 

Great and small. 
Kneel in awe and wonder: 
Love Him who with love is yearning; 

Hail the Star 

That from far 
Bright with hope is burning I 

4 Thee, dear Lord, with heed Fll cherish. 

Live to Thee, 

And with Thee 
Dying, shall not perish ; 
But shall dwell with Thee forever, 

Far on high. 

In the joy 
That can alter never. 



531 8.6.8.6.8.6.8.4. 

JOY fills our inmost hearts to-day! 
The royal Child is bora: 
And angel hosts in glad array 
His Advent keep this mora. 

Rejoice, rejoice ! Th' incarnate Word 
Has come on earth to dwell ; 

No sweeter sound than this is heard, 
Emmanuel ! 

2 Low at the cradle throne we bend, 
We wonder and adore; 
And feel no bliss can ours transcend. 
No joy was sweet before. 
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3 For us the world must lose its charms 

Befoi-e the manger shrine, 
When, folded in Thy mother's arms, 
We see Thee, Babe divine. 
Rejoice, etc. 

4 Thou Light of uncreated Light, 

Shine on us, Holy Child; 
That we may keep Thy birthday bright, 
With service undefiled. 
Rejoice, etc. 



532 8.7.8.7.7.7. 

ONCE in royal David's city 
Stood a lowly cattle shed, 
Where a mother laid her baby. 

In a manger for His bed ; 
Mary was that mother mild, 
Jesus Christ her little child. 

2 He came down to earth from heaven 

Who is God and Lord of all. 
And His shelter was a stable, 

And His cradle was a stall; 
With the poor, and mean, and lowly. 
Lived on earth our Saviour holy. 

3 And, through all His wondrous childhood. 

He would honor and obey, 
Love, and watch the lowly maiden 

In whose gentle arms He lay; 
Chnstian children all must be*^ 
Mild, obedient, good as He. 

4 For He is our childhood's pattern; 

Day by day like us He grew ; 
He was little, weak and helpless. 

Tears and smiles like us He knew; 
And He feeleth for our sadness. 
And He shareth in our gladness. 

5 And our eyes at last shall see Him, 

Through His own redeeming love; 
For that child so dear and gentle 

Is our Lord in heaven above; 
And He leads His children on 
To the place where He is gone. 

6 Not in that poor lowly stable, 

With the oxen standing by, 
We shall see Him ; but in heaven, 

Set at God's right hand on high; 
When like stars His children crowned, 
All in white shall wait around. 
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Now a new year opens, 
Now we newly turn 
To the holy Saviour, 
Lessons fresh to learn. 

2 This the holy lesson 

On the year's first day; 
Jesus by obedience 
Teaches to obey. 

3 Of Thy cross thus early. 

Tokens Thou dost give; 
By Thy wounds Thou healest; 
By Thy death we live. 

4 Not to suffer only, 

Jesus, didst Thou come, 
But to leave us way-marks 
Pointing to our home. 

5 In Thy blessed footsteps 

Ever may we tread ; 
Safe when keeping near Thee, 
By Thy Spirit led. 



534 8.7. 

SAW you never, in the twilight. 
When the sun had left the skies. 
Up in heaven the clear stars shining 

Through the gloom, like silver eyes ? 
So of old the wise men, watching. 

Saw a little stranger star. 
And they knew the King was given, 
And they followed it from far. 

2 Heard you never of the story 

How they crossed the desert wild, 
Journeyed on by plain and mountain, 

Till they found the holy Child? 
How they opened all their treasure, 

Kneeling to that infant King; 
Gave the gold and fragrant incense. 

Gave the myrrh in otfering. 

3 Know ye not that lowly baby 

Was the bright and morning Star? 
He Who came to light the Gentiles, 

And the darkened isles afar ? 
And, we too, may seek His cradle ; 

There our hearts' best treasures bring ; 
Love, and faith, and true devotion, 

For our Saviour, God, and King. 



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LAMB of God, for sinners slain; 
By Thy mercy born again, 
For Thy guidance still we pray, 
Lest from grace we fall away. 

2 By the mystic, cleansing flood, 
By the Water and the Bloo<l, 
Washed and sanctified to Thee, 
Holy may we ever be. 

3 Aid us with Thy daily grace 
Steadfastly to run our race; 
Gi-ant us victory in the strife, 
And the prize of endless life. 

4 Praise to Thee, from all on earth, 
God, Who gavest us new birth; 
Praise from all the heavenly host; 
Father, Son, and Holy Ghost. 



536 



GOLDEN harps are sounding, 
Angel voices sing, 
Pearly gates are opened. 
Opened for the King; 
Jesus, King of glory, 
Jesus, King of love, 
Is gone up in triumph 
To His throne above. 
All His work is ended. 

Joyfully we sing; 
Jesus hath ascended ! 
Glory to our King I 

2 He Who came to save us. 

He Who bled and died. 
Now is crowned with glory, 

At His Father's side. 
Never more to suffer, 

Never more to die; 
Jesus, King of glory. 

Is gone up on high ! 
AH His work, etc. 

3 Pleading for His children 

In that blessed place, 
Calling them to glory, 

Sending them His grace; 
His bright home preparing. 

Faithful ones, for you ; 
Jesus ever liveth. 
Ever loveth too. 
All His work, etc. 
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GREAT Creator, Lord of all, 
Father, Friend, on Thee we call; 
Hear Thy children' s prayer. 
Guide us, rule us, as is best, 
With Thy loving favor blest, 
Till we reach Thy home of rest. 
And are with Thee there. 

2 Jesus, Who for man didst die. 
Who dost plead Thy death on high. 

And our place prepare; 
From sin's bondage set us free. 
Lead us onward after Thee, 
Till with joy Thy face we see. 

And Thy likeness wear. 

3 Holy Spirit, Life, and Light, 
Wisdom, Pureness, Love, and Might, 

Fallen souls restore ; 
Guide our spirits when we pray. 
Cheer us, help us on our way, 
6.0. Make us holier day by day. 

Till we sin no more. 

4 Ever blessed Three in One, 
May Thy will in us be done, 

Show in us Thy love ; 
Keep us Thine while here below, 
Make us in Thy grace to grow. 
And at last Thy glory know 

In the world above. 



538 7s. 

GLORY to the Father give, 
God in Whom we move and live; 
Children's prayers He deigns to hear. 
Children's songs delight His ear. 

2 Glory to the Son we bring, 

Christ our Prophet, Priest, and King; 
Children raise your sweetest strain 
To the Lamb, for He was slain. 

3 Glory to the Holy Ghost! 
Be this day a Pentecost; 
Children's minds may He inspire, 
Touch their tongues with holy fire. 

4 Glory in the highest be 
To tlie blessed Trinity, 
For the Gospel from above. 

For the word that ' ' God is love. ' ' 



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539 8.7.8.7.4.7. 

GOD Almighty, in Thy temple 
Low before Thy throne we bow ; 
From Thy dwelling?- place in glory 
Hear our supplications now, 

While we offer 
Earnest prayer and solemn vow. 

2 Christ our Saviour, Thou "Who carest 

For the youngest of Thy fold, 
Give us now Thy heavenly blessing, 
As Thou didst in days of old ; 

Priceless treasure, 
Richer far than gems or gold. 

3 God the Holy Ghost, be near us ; 

Ever dwell our hearts within ; 
Keep them pure, and brave, and earnest, 
Give us grace to conquer sin, 

And, through Jesus, 
Heaven* s eternal crown to win. 

4 Holy Trinity, defend us 

In a world with evil rife ; 
Let Thine angel- guards surround us, 
In each sore and bitter strife: 

Oh, preserve us 
Unto everlasting life ! 



540 

KING of glory! Saviour dear I 
Grant us grace to persevere: 
Leader of the ho^ts of God, 
May we tread where Thou hast trod ! 

2 Once for Thee, the Crucified, 
Many a faithful martyr died: 
How can we. Thy children, show- 
All our love for all Thy woe ? 

8 They for Thee faced axe and wheel, 
Fire, and beasts, and piercing steel: 
Like them, may we suffer shame, 
Pain or loss for Thy dear Name. 

4 Bearing calmly for our Lord 
Thoughtless jest or bitter word; 
Curbing angry speecli and tear, 
Strong in Thee to persevere. 

fi Persevere, Thy yoke is light! 
Persevere, Thy crown is bright! 
Persevere, and we shall sing 
In the palace of our King I 
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JESUS, high in glory. 
Lend a listening ear; 
When we bow before Thee, 
Children's praises hear. 

2 Though Thou art so holy. 

Heaven' s almighty King, 
Thou wilt stoop to listen, 
When Thy praise we sing. 

3 We are little children, 

Weak and apt to stray; 
Saviour, guide and keep us 
In the heavenly way. 

4 Save us. Lord, from sinning ; 

Watch us day by day; 
Help us now to love Thee; 
Take our sins away. 

5 Then, when Thou dost call us 

To our heavenly home, 
We shall gladly answer, 
Saviour, Lord, we come. 



542 

GOD of mercy, tlironed on high. 
Listen from Thy lofty seat; 
Hear, oh, hear our lowly cry ! 
Guide, oh, guide our wandering feet! 

2 Young and erring travellers, we 
All our dangers do not know; 
Scarcely fear the stormy sea, 
Hardly feel the tempest blow. 

8 Jesus, lover of the young, 

Cleanse us with Thy blood divine; 
Ere the tide of sin grow strong. 
Make us, take us, keep us Thine. 

4 When perplexed in danger' s snare. 
Thou alone our guide canst be; 
When oppressed with deepest care. 
Whom have we to trust but Thee P 



5 Let us ever hear Thy voice, 
Ask Thy counsel every day: 
Saints and angels will rejoice, 
If we walk in wisdom* s way. 



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6 Saviour, give us faith, and pour 
Hope and love on every soul ; 
Hope, till time shall be no more; 
Love, while endless ages roll. 

543 

LOVING Shepherd of Thy sheep, 
Keep Thy lambs, in safety keep; 
Nothing can Thy power withstand ; 
None can pluck us from Thy hand. 

2 Loving Saviour, Thou didst give 
Thine own life that we might live; 
And the hands outstretched to bless 
Bear the cruel nails^ impress. 

3 We would praise Thee every day, 
Gladly all Thy will obey, 

Like Thy blessed ones above 
Happy in Thy precious love. 

4 Loving Shepherd, ever near, 
Teach Thy lambs Thy voice to hear; 
Suffer not our steps to stray 

From the strait and narrow way. 

5 Where Thou leadest we would go. 
Walking in Thy steps below. 
Till before our Father's throne 
We shall know as we are known. 



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544 



r.6. 



THERE'S a friend for little children 
Above the bright blue sky, 
A friend Who never changes. 
Whose love will never die; 
Our earthly friends may fail us, 

And change with changing years. 
This friend is always worthy 
Of that dear Name He bears. 

2 There's a rest for little children, 

Above the bright blue sky, 
Who love the blessed Saviour, 

And to the Father cry ; 
A rest from every turmoil, 

From sin and sorrow free. 
Where every little pilgrim 

Shall rest eternally. 

8 There's a home for little children 
Above the bright blue sky, 
Where Jesus reigns in glory, 
A home of peace and joy; 



No home on earth is like it. 
Nor can with it compare; 

For everj' one is happy. 
Nor could be happier there. 

4 There's a song for little children 

Above the bright blue sky, 
A song that will not weary, 

Though sung continually ; 
A song which even angels 

Can never, never sing; 
They know not Christ as Saviour, 

But worship Him as King. 

5 There's a crown for little children 

Above the bright blue sky, 
And all who look for Jesus 

Shall w^ear it by and by; 
All, all above is treasured, 

And found in Christ alone; 
Lord, grant Thy little children 

To know Thee as their own. 



545 



CM. 



COME, Christian children, come and raise 
Your voice with one accord ; 
Come, sing in joyful songs of praise 
The glories of your Lord. 

2 Sing of the wonders of His love. 

And loudest praises give 
To Him Who left His throne above. 
And died that you might live. 

3 Sing of the wonders of His truth, 

And read in every page 
The promise made to earliest youth, 
Fulfilled to latest age. 

4 Sing of the wonders of His power. 

Who with His own right arm 
Upholds and keeps you hour by hour, 
And shields from every harm. 

5 Sing of the wonders of His grace. 

Who made and keeps you His, 
And guides you to the appointed place 
At His right hand in bliss. 

546 8.7. 

GRACIOUS Saviour, gentle Shepherd, 
Children all are dear to Thee; 
Gathered with Thine arms and carried 

In Thy bosom may we be; 
Sweetly, fondly, safely tended. 
From all want and danger free. 



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2 Tender Shepherd, never leave us 

From Thy fold to go astray; 
By Thy look of love directed 

May we walk the narrow way; 
Thus direct us, and protect us, 

Lest we fall an easy prey. 

3 Cleanse our hearts from sinful folly 

In the stream Thy love supplied. 
Mingled stream of blood and water, 

Flowing from Thy wounded side; 
And to heavenly pastures lead us, 

Where Thy own still waters glide. 

4 Let Thy holy Word instruct us; 

Guide us daily by its light; 
Let Thy love and grace constrain us 

To approve whate'er is right; 
Take Thine easy yoke, and wear it, 

Strengthened with Thy heavenly might. 

5 Taught to lisp the holy praises 

Which on earth Thy children sing, 
Both with lips and hearts unfeigned, 

May we our thank-offerings bring; 
Then with all the saints in glory 

Join to praise our Lord and King. 

547 8.7. 

HEAVENLY Father, send Thy blessing. 
On Thy children gathered here. 
May they all, Thy Name confessing. 

Be to Thee forever dear; 
May they be like Joseph, loving. 
Dutiful, and chaste, and pure; 
And their faith, like David, proving, 
Steadfast unto death endure. 

2 Holy Saviour, Who in meekness 

Didst vouchsafe a child to be. 
Guide their steps and help their weakness, 

Bless and make them like to Thee; 
Bear Thy lambs when they are weary 

In Thine arms and at Thy breast; 
Through life' s desert dry and dreary, 

Bring them to Thy heavenly rest. 

3 Spread Thy golden pinions o*er them, 

Holy Spirit from above; 
Guide them, lead them, go before them. 

Give them peace, and joy, and love: 
Temples of Thy glorious Godhead, 

May they with Thy presence shine, 
And immortal bliss inherit, 

And for evermore be Thine. 
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548 8.8.8.8.7. 

TTTHEN in the Lord Jehovah's Name, 

W The Saviour lowly riding came, 
Loudest and first an infant throng 
Greeted His coming with their song, 
Hosanna in the highest. 

2 We too are taught to know the Lord, 
To fear His Name, to read His Word; 
And though we simple are and young, 
Can praise Him with our joyful song, 

Hosanna in the highest. 

3 Soon shall the Lord again pass by 

To judgment from His throne on liigh ; 
And from the saints' assembled throng. 
Shall burst upon the world the song, 
Hosanna in the highest ! 

4 Then may our youthful band be found 
I With coronals of triumph crowned ; 

I Raising, the heavenly hosts among. 
Our chorus of eternal song, 

Hosanna in the highest. 



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CM. 



HOSANNA I raise the pealing hymn 
To David's Son and Lord: 
With cherubim and seraphim. 
Exalt the Incarnate Word. 

2 Hosanna! Lord, our feeble tongue 

No lofty strains can raise; 
But Thou wilt not despise the young, 
Who meekly chant Thy praise. 

3 Hosanna! Sovereign, Prophet, «Priest, 

How vast Thy gifts, how free ! 
Thy Blood, our life; Thy Woi-d, our feast; 
Thy Name, our only plea. 

4 Hosanna! once Thy gracious ear 

Approved a lisping throng; 
Be gracious still, and deign to hear 
Our ever grateful song. 

550 P.M. 

HOSANNA we sing, like the children 
dear. 
In the olden days when the Lord lived here; 
He blessed little children, and smiled on. 

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While they chanted His praise in Jerusalem. 



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2 Alleluia we sing, like the children bright, 
With their harps of gold and their raiment 

white, 

As they followed their Shepherd, with lov- 
ing eyes, 

Through the beautiful valleys of Paradise. 

3 Hosanna we sing, for He bends His ear, 
And rejoices the hymns of His own to hear; 
We know that His heart will never wax cold 
To the lambs that He feeds in His earthly 

fold. 

4 Alleluia we sing in the Church we love, 
Alleluia resounds in the Church above; 

To Thy little ones, Lord, may such grace be 

given. 
That we lose not our pai-t in the song of 

heaven. 

551 CM. 

WHEN Jesus left His Father's throne, 
He chose an humble birth; 
Like us, unhonored and unknown, 

He came to dwell on earth. 
Like Him may we be found below, 

In wisdom's path of peace; 
Like Him in grace and knowledge grow, 
As years and strength increase. 

2 Sweet were His words and kind His look, 

When mothers round Him pressed; 
Their infants in His arms He took. 

And on His bosom blessed. 
Safe from the world's alluring harms. 

Beneath His watchful eye, 
Thus in the circle of His arms 

May we forever lie. 

3 When Jesus into Salem rode, 

The children sang around ; 
For joy they plucked the palms, and strowed 

Their garments on the ground. 
Hosanna our glad voices raise, 

Hosanna to our King ! 
Should we forget our Saviour's praise, 

The stones themselves would sing. 

552 p. M. 

I THINK when I read that sweet story of 
old, 
When Jesus was here among men, 
How He called little children as lambs to 
His fold, 
I should like to have been with them then. 
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2 I wish that His hands had been placed on 

my head. 
That His arm had been thrown around me, 
And that I might have seen His kind look 

when He said, 
**Let the little ones come unto Me." 

3 Yet still to His footstool in prayer I may go. 

And ask for a share in His love; 
And if I thus earnestly seek Ilim below, 
I shall see Him and'hear Him above, 

4 In that beautiful place He has gone to pre- 

pare 
For all who are washed and forgiven ; 
And many dear children shall be with Him 

there. 
For ^* of such is the kingdom of heaven." 

5 But thousands and thousands who wander 

and fall. 
Never heard of that heavenly home ; 

1 wish they could know there is room for 

them all. 
And that Jesus has bid them to come. 

553 7s 

FATHER, lead us, day by day. 
Ever in Thine own sweet way; 
Teach us to be pure and true. 
Show us what we ought to do. 

2 When in danger make us brave; 
Make us know that Thou canst save : 
Keep us safe by Thy dear side ; 

Let us in Thy love abide. 

3 When we' re tempted to do wrong. 
Make us steadfast, wise, and strong; 
And, w^hen all alone we stand. 
Shield us with Thy mighty hand. 

4 When our hearts are full of glee, 
Help us to remember Thee ; 
Happy most of all to know 
That our Father loves us so. 

5 When our work seems hard and di-y, 
May we press on cheerily; 

Help us patiently to bear 

Pain and hardship, toil and care. 

May we do the good we know, 
Be Thy cliildren true below, 
Then at last go home to be 
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SAVIOUR! teach me, day by day, 
Love' 8 «weet lesson to obey ; 
Sweeter lessons cannot be, 
Loving Him Who first loved me. 

2 With a childlike heart of love, 
At Thy bidding may I move ; 
Prompt to serve and follow Thee, 
Loving Him Who first loved me. 

3 Teach me all Thy steps to trace. 
Strong to follow in Thy grace; 
I^earning how to love from Thee; 
Loving Him Who firat loved me. 

4 Love in loving finds employ. 
In obedience all her joy; 
Ever new that joy will be, 
Loving Him Who first loved me. 

6 Thus may I rejoice to show 
That I feel the love I owe ; 
Singing, till Thy face I see, 
Of His love Who first loved me. 



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555 



C. M. 



DEAR Jesus, ever at my side. 
How loving Thou must be, 
To leave Thy home in heaven to guard 
A little child like me. 



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LAMB of God, I look to Thee: 
Thou Shalt my example be; 
Thou art gentle, meek, and mild, 
Thou wast once a little child. 

2 Fain I would be as Thou art ; 
Give me Thy obedient heart; 
Thou art pitiful and kind. 
Let me have Thy loving mind. 

3 Let me, above all, fulfill 

God my heavenly Father's will. 
Never His good Spirit grieve, 
Only to His glory live. 

4 Loving Jesus, gentle Lamb, 
In Thy gracious hands I am ; 
Make me. Saviour, what Thou art. 
Live Thyself within my heart. 

5 I shall then show fortli Thy praise, 
Serve Thee all my happy days ; 
Then the world sliall always see 
Christ the holy Child in me. 



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6.5, 



JESU, meek and gentle, 
Son of God most high, 
Pitying, loving Saviour, 
Hear Thy children' s ci-y. 



2 I cannot feel Thee touch my hand, 

Witli pressure light and mild, 
To check me as my mother did, 
When I was but a child. 

3 But I have felt Thee in my thoughts. 

Rebuking sin for me; 
And when my heart loves God, I know 
The sweetness is from Thee. 



2 Pardon our offences, 

Loose our captive chains, 
Break down every idol 
Which our soul detains. 

3 Give us holy freedom. 

Fill our hearts with love; 
Draw us, holy Jesu, 
To the realms above. 



4 And when, dear Saviour, I kneel down. 

Morning and night to prayer, 
Something there is within my heart 
Which tells me Thou art there. 

5 Yes, when I pray, Thou prayest too : 

Thy prayer is fill for me; 
But when 1 sleep, Thou sleepest not. 
But watch est patiently. 
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4 Lead us on our journey. 

Be Thyself the way 
Through terrestrial darkness 
To celestial day. 

5 Jesu, meek Jind gentle, 

Son of God most high. 
Pitying, loving Saviour, 
Hear Thy children's cry. 



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6.6.6.6.8.8. 



HUSHED was the evening hymn, 
The temple courts were dark, 
The lamp was huming dim, 

Before the sacred ark: 
When suddenly a voice divine 
Rang through the silence of the shrine. 

2 The old man, meek and mild. 

The priest of Israel, slept ; 
His watch the temple-child. 

The little Levite, kept; 
And what from Eli's sense was sealed. 
The Lord to Hannah's son revealed. 

3 Oh, gire me Samuel's ear, 

The open ear, O Lord, 
Alive and quick to hear 

Each whisper of Thy word ! 
Like him to answer at Thy call, 
And to obey Thee first of all. 

4 Oh, give me Samuel's heart, 

A lowly heart, that waits 
Where in Thy house Thou art, 

Or watches at Thy gates I 
By day and night, a heart that still 
Moves at the breathing of Thy will. 

5 Oh, give me Samuel's mind, 

A sweet, unmurmuring faith, 
Obedient and resigned 

To Thee in life and death ! 
That I may read with childlike eyes 
Truths that are hidden from the wise. 



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FAIR waved the golden corn 
In Canaan's pleasant land. 
When, full of joy, some shining morn. 
Went forth the reaper- band. 

2 To God so good and great 

Their cheerful thanks tliey pour; 
Then carry to His temple-gate 
The choicest of their store. 

^ Like Israel, Lord, we give 
Our earliest fruits to Thee, 
And pray that, long as we shall live, 
We may Thy children be. 
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4 Thine is our youthful prime. 

And life and all its powers; 

Be with us in our morning time. 

And bless our evening hours. 

5 In wisdom let us grow, 

As years and strength are given, 
That we may serve Thy Church below. 
And join Thy saints in heaven. 



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6.6.6.6.4.4.4.4. 

ABOVE the clear blue sky. 
In heaven's bright abode. 
The angel host on high 
Sing praises to their God: 
Alleluia! 
They love to sing 
To God their King 
Alleluia! 



2 But God from children's tongues 

On earth receiveth praise; 
We then our cheerful songs 
In sweet accord will raise : 
Alleluia! 
We too will sing 
To God our King 
Alleluia! 

3 O blessed Lord, Thy truth 

To all Thy flock impart, 
And teach us in our youth 
To know Thee as Thou art. 
Alleluia! 
Then shall we sing 
To God our King 
Alleluia! 

4 Oh, may Thy holy Word 

Spread all the world around ! 
And all with one accord 
Uplift the joyful sound: 
Alleluia ! 
All then shall sing 
To God their King 
Alleluia! 



561 



GREAT Shepherd of the sheep, 
Who all Thy flock doth keep, 
I^eading by waters calm ; 
Do Thou my footsteps guide. 
To follow by Thy side; 
Make me Thy little lamb. 



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2 I fear I may be torn 

By many a sharp-set thorn, 
As far from Thee I stray ; 
My weary feet may bleed, 
For rough are paths which lead 
Out of Thy pleasant way. 

3 But when the road is long. 
Thy tender arm, and strong, 

The weary one will bear; 
And Thou wilt wash me clean, 
And lead to pastures green, 

Where all the flowers are fair. 

4 Till, from the soil of sin 
Cleansed and made pure within. 

Dear Saviour, Who hast died, 
Thou bringest me in love, 
Safe to Thy fold above, 

Forever to abide. 



562 



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563 8.7.8.7.4.7. 

SAVIOUR, like a shepherd lead us, 
Much we need Thy tender care; 
In Thy pleasant pastures feed us; 
For our use Thy folds prepare; 
Blessed Jesus! 
Thou hast bought us, Thine we are. 

2 Thou hast promised to receive us, 

Poor and sinful though we be; 
Thou hast mercy to relieve us, 

Gi-ace to cleanse, and power to free: 
Blessed Jesus! 
Let us early turn to Thee. 

3 Early let us seek Thy favor, 

Early let us learn Thy will; 
Do Thou, Lord, our only Saviour, 

With Thy love our bosoms till : 
Blessed Jesus ! 
Thou hast loved us : love us still. 



LORD, Thy children guide and keep, 
As with feeble steps they press 
On the pathway rough and steep 
Through the weary wilderness. 
Holy Jesus, day by day, 
Lead us in the narrow way. 

2 There are stony ways to tread ; 

Give the strength we sorely lack. 
There are tangled paths to tread ; 

Light us, lest we miss the track. 
Holy Jesus, day by day. 
Lead us in the narrow way. 

3 There are sandy wastes that lie 

Cold and sunless, vast and drear. 
Where the feeble faint and die; 

Grant us grace to peraevere. 
Holy Jesus, day by day. 
Lead us in the narrow way. 

4 There are soft and flowery glades 

Decked with golden-fruited trees. 
Sunny slopes and scented shades; 

Keep us, Lord, from slothful ease. 
Holy Jesus, day by day, 
Lead us in the narrow way. 

5 Upward still to purer heights! 

Onward yet to scenes more blest, 
Calmer regions, clearer lights. 

Till we reach the promised rest ! 
Holy Jesus, day by day. 
Lead us in the narrow way. 
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564 87 

GRAXT us, O our heavenly Father, 
In the dawning of our days, 
Thee in all things to remember. 
Thee to serve, and Thee to praise. 

I 

2 With the cross of Christ, our Saviour, 
I Stamped upon our infant brows, 

I May we in the battle's dawning 

Heed His word, and keep our vows. 

3 Then in Holy Confirmation, 

I By the laying on of hands, 
! Strength may we receive, and blessing. 
To obey our Lord's commands. 

4 Drawing nearer still and nearer, 

May we close and closer cling 
To our Lord, and to His altar 
There ourselves an offering bring. 

5 Step by step in life advancing, 

I Onward, upward, an we move 

Through the world unharmed, rejoicing 
In His all-redeeming love: 

6 Blest in joy, upheld in sorrow, 

At our work as in His sight. 
May His presence still be with us, 
I As we do it with our might. 



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7 Serving Thee, our heavenly Father, 

From the dawn to set of sun, 
Serving Thee in life's young morning, 
Till our work on earth is done: 

8 Till the shadows of the evening 

Shall forever pass away, 
And the Resurrection-morning 
Kindle into perfect day. 



565 



L.M. 



OLORD, the Holy Innocents 
Laid down for Thee their infant life, 
And martyra brave and patient saints 
Have stood for Thee in tire and strife. 

2 We wear the cross they wore of old. 

Our lips have learned like vows to make ; 
We need not die; we cannot fight; 
What may we do for Jesus' sake ? 

3 Oh, day by day each Christian child 

Has much to do, without, witliin; 
A death to die for Jesus' sake, 
A weary war to wage witli sin. 

4 When deep within our swelling hearts, 

The thoughts of pride and antjer rise. 
When bitter words are on our tongues, 
And tears of passion in our eyes ; 

5 Then we may stay the angry blow, 

Then we may check the hasty word, 
Give gentle answers l)ack again, 
And fight a battle for our Lord. 

With smiles of peace and looks of love. 
Light in our dwellings we may make, 
Bid kind good-humor brighten there. 
And do all still for Jesus' sake. 

7 There's not a child so weak and small 
But has his little cross to take, 
His little work of love and praise, 
That he may do for Jesus' sake. 



2 Nature cannot hold Thee, 

Heaven is all too strait 
For Thine endless glory, 
And Thy royal state. 

3 Out beyond the shining 

Of the farthest star, 
Thou art ever stretching 
Infinitely far. 

4 Yet the heai-ts of children 

Hold what worlds cannot, 
And the God of wonders 
Loves the lowly spot. 

5 Jesus, gentlest Saviour, 

Thou art with us now ; 
Fill us with Thy goodness 
Till our hearts o' erflow. 

6 Multiply our graces; 

Give us love and fear. 
And, dear Lord, the chiefest, 
Grace to persevere I 

7 Oh, how can we tliank Thee 

For a gift like this, 
Gift that truly maketh 
Heaven' s eternal bliss ? 



567 



8.7.8.7.4.7. 



566 



6.5. 



JESUS, gentlest Saviour, 
God of might and power. 
Thou Thyself art dwelling 
With us at this hour. 



IN the vineyard of our Father 
Daily work we find to do: 
Scattered gleanings we may gather. 
Though we are but young and few; 

Little clusters 
Help to fill the garners too. 

Toiling early in the morning, 

Catching moments through the day, 

Nothing small or lowly scorning 
AVhile we work, and watch, and pray; 

Gathering gladly 
Free-will offerings by the way. 

Not for selfish praise or glory, 
Not for objects nothing worth, 

But to send the blessed story 
Of the Gospel o'er the earth, 

Telling mortals 
Of our Lord and Saviour's birth. 



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4 Up and ever at our calling, 

Till in death our lips are dumb, 
Or till, sin's dominion falling, 
Christ shall in His kingdom come, 

And His children 
Reach their everlasting home. 

5 Steadfast, then, in our endeavor, 

Heavenly Father, may we be; 
And forever, and forever, 
We will give the praise to Thee ; 

Alleluia! 
Singing all eternity. 



568 



8.7. 



GOD in heaven, hear our singing! 
Only little ones are we ; 
Yet a great petition bringing, 
Father, now we come to Thee. 

2 Let Thy kingdom come, we pray Thee; 

Let the world in Tliee find rest! 
Let all know Thee and obey Thee, 
Loving, praising, blessing, blest! 

3 Let the sweet and joyful story 

Of the Saviour's wondrous love. 
Wake on earth a song of glory. 
Like the angels' song above! 

4 Father, send the glorious hour! 

Every heart be Thine alone! 

For the kingdom, and the power, 

And the glory are Thine own. 

Also the following : 
517 Jesu, from Thy throne on high. 



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7.6. 



BROTHERS, lift your voices, 
Triumphant songs to raise; 
Till heaven on high rejoices. 

And earth is filled with i)raise. 
Ten thousand hearts are bounding 

With holy hopes and free; 
The Gospel trump is sounding, 
The trump of Jubilee. 

O Christian brothers, glorious 
Shall be the conflict's close: 

The cross hath been victorious. 
And shall be o'er its foes. 
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Faith is our battle- token: 

Our Leader all controls; 
Our trophies, fetters broken; 

Our captives, ransomed souls. 

3 Not unto us : Lord Jesus, 

To Thee all praise be due ! 
Whose blood-bought mercy frees us. 

Has freed our brethren too. 
Not unto us : in glory 

The angels catch the strain, 
And cast their crowns before Thee 

Exultingly again. 

4 Captain of our salvation, 

Thy presence we adore: 
Praise, glory, adoration 

Be Thine for evermore ! 
Still on in conflict pressing 

On Thee Thy people call. 
Thee, King of kings confessing, 

Thee, crowning Lord of all. 



570 



6.6.4.6.6.6.4. 



CHRIST for the world we sing; 
The world to Christ we bring. 
With loving zeal; 
The poor, and them that mourn, 
The faint and overborne, 
Sin-sick and sorrow-worn. 
Whom Christ doth heal. 

2 Christ for the world we sing; 
The world to Christ we bring. 

With fervent prayer; 
The wayward and the lost, 
By restless passions tost, 
Redeemed at countless cost, 

From dark despair. 

3 Christ for the world we sing; 
The world to Christ we bring. 

With one accord; 
With us the work to share, 
With us reproach to dare. 
With us the cross to bear. 

For Christ our Lord. 

4 Christ for the world we sing; 
The world to Christ we bring, 

With joyful song; 
The new-born souls, whose days. 
Reclaimed from error's ways, 
Inspired with hope and praise. 

To Christ belong. 



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SOLDIERS of the cross, arise! 
Gird you with your armor bright I 
Mighty are your enemies. 
Hard the battle ye must fight. 

2 O'er a faithless fallen world 

Raise your banner in the sky ! 
Let it float there wide unfurled ! 
Bear it onward ! lift it high I 

3 'Mid the homes of want and woe, 

Strangers to the living word, 
Let the Saviour' s herald go ! 
Let the voice of hope be heard I 

4 Where the shadows deepest lie, 

Carry truth's unsullied ray! 
Where are crimes of blackest dye, 
There the saving sign display ! 

5 To the weary and the worn 

Tell of realms where sorrows cease I 
To the outcast and forlorn 
Speak of mercy and of peace ! 

6 Guard the helpless ! seek the strayed ! 

Comfort troubles! biinish grief! 
In the might of God arrayed, 
Scatter sin and unbelief! 

7 Be the banner still unfurled, 

Still unsheathed the Spirit's sword. 
Till the kingdoms of the world 
Are the kingdom of the Lord ! 



572 



7.6. 



STAND up, stand up, for Jesus, 
Ye soldiei*8 of the cross! 
Lift high His royal banner! 

It must not suffer h)ss: 
From victory unto victory 
His army shall He lead ; 
Till every foe is vanquished, 
And Christ is Lord indeed. 

2 Stand up, st^nd up, for Jesus ! 

The tnimpet call obey ! 

Forth to the mighty conflict 

In this His glorious day ! 
Ye that are men now serve Him 

Against unnumbered foes ! 
Let courage rise with danger, 
And strength to strength oppose. 
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3 Stand up, stand up, for Jesus ! 

Stand in His strength alone ! 
The arm of flesh will fail you. 

Ye dare not trust your own : 
Put on the gospel armor. 

And watching unto prayer, 
Wlien duty calls, or danger, 

Be never wanting there ! 

4 Stand up, stand up, for Jesus ! 

The strife will not be long: 
This day, the noise of battle; 

The next, the victor's song. 
To him that overcometh 

A crown of life shall be ; 
He with the King of glory 

Shall reign eternally. 



573 7.6.7.5. 

WORK, for the night is coming, 
Work through the morning hours ; 
Work while the dew is sparkling, 

Work 'mid springing flowers; 
Work when the day grows brighter, 

Work in the glowing sun; 

Work, for the night is coming, 

When man's work is done. 

2 Work, for the night is coming, 

Work through the sunny noon; 
Fill brightest hours with labor. 

Rest comes sure and soon : 
Give evei-y flying minute 

Something to keep in store: 
Work, for the night is coming, 

When man works no more. 

3 Work, for the night is coming, 

Under the sunset skies; 
While their bright tints are glowing, 

Work, for daylight flies: 
Work, till the last beam fadeth, 

Fadeth to s^ ine no more: 
Work, while the night is darkening. 

When man' s work is o' er. 



574 L.M. 

GO, labor on ! spend and be spent ! 
Thy joy to do the Father's will; 
It is the way the Master went ; 
I Should not the servant tread it still ? 



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2 Go, labor on I 'tis not for naught; 

Thine earthly loss is heavenly gain; 
Men heed thee, love thee, praise thee not; 
The Master praises : what are men ? 

3 Go, labor on! enough, while here. 

If He shall praise thee, if He deign 
The willing heart to mark and cheer: 
No toil for Him shall be in vain. 

4 Go, labor on, while it is day! 

The world's dark night is hastening on: 
Speed, speed thy work ! cast sloth away ! 
It is not thus that souls are won. 

5 Toil on! faint not! keep watch and pray! 

Be wise the erring soul to win ! 
Go forth into the world' s highway ! 
Compel tlie wanderer to come in ! 

6 Toil on, and in thy toil rejoice ! 

For toil comes rest, for exile home; 
Soon shalt tliou hear the Bridegroom' s voice, 
The midnight peal, "Behold, I come!" 



575 CM. 

HOW blessed from the bonds of sin 
And earthly fetters free, 
In singleness of heart and aim. 

Thy servants, Lord, to be ! 
The hardest toil to undertake 
With joy at Thy command, 
The meanest office to receive 
With meekness at Thy hand: 

2 With willing heart and longing eyes 

To watch before Thy gate, 
Ready to run the weary race, 

To bear the heavy weight: 
No voice of thunder to expect. 

But follow, calm and still; 
For love can easily divine 

The one beloved's will. 

3 Thus may we serve Thee, gracious Lord ! 

Thus ever Thine alone. 
Our souls and bodies given to Thee, 

The purchase Thou hast won. 
Til rough evil or through good report 

Still keeping by Thy side. 
By life or death, in this poor flesh, 

Let Christ be magnified ! 
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4 How happily the working days 

In this dear service fly! 
How rapidly the closing hour, 

The time of rest, draws nigh ; 
When all the faithful gather home, 

A joyful company! 
And ever where the Master is 

Shall His blest servants be! 



576 



r.6. 



OTHOU before Whose presence 
Naught evil may come in. 
Yet Who dost look in mercy 
Down on this world of sin; 
Oh, give us noble pui*pose 

To set the sin-bound free, 

And Christ-like, tender pity 

To seek the lost for Thee. 

2 Fierce is our subtle foeman: 

The forces at his hand, 
With woes that none can number. 

Despoil the pleasant laud; 
All they who war j^aiust them, 

In stnfe so keen an<l long, 
Must in their Saviour's armor 

Be stronger than the strong. 

3 So hast Thou wrought among us 

The great things that we see: 
For things that are we thank Thee, 

And for the things to be: 
For bright Hope is uplifting 

Faint hands and feeble knees. 
To strive beneath Thy blessing 

For greater things than these. 

4 Lead on, O Love and Mercy, 

O Purity and Power ! 
Lead on, till peace eternal 

Shall close this battle-hour: 
Till all who prayed and struggled 

To set their bretliren free. 
In triumph meet to praise Thee, 

Most Holy Trinity. 



577 L.ir. 

LORD, speak to me, that I may speak 
In living echoes of Thy tone; 
As Thou hast sought, so let me seek. 
Thy erring children lost and lone. 



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2 Oh, lead me, Lord, that I may lead 

The wandering and the wavering feet ; 
Oh, feed me. Lord, that I may feed 
Thy hungering ones with manna sweet. 

S Oh, strengthen me, that while I stand 
Firm on the Rock, and strong in Thee, 
I may stretch out a loving hand 
To wrestlers with the troubled sea. 

4 Oh, teach me. Lord, that I may teach ' 

The pi-ecious things Thou dost impart; 
And wing my words, tliat they may reach 
The hidden depths of many a heart. 

5 Oh, give Thine own sweet rest to me, 

That I may speak with soothing power ' 
A word in season, as from Thee, 
To weary ones in needful hour. 

6 Oh, fill me with Thy fullness, Lord, j 

Until my very heart o'erfiow 
In kindling thought and glowing word, 
Thy love to tell, Thy praise to show. 

7 Oh, use me, Lord, use even me, I 

Just as Thou wilt, and when, and where; 
Until Thy blesskl face I see, 
Thy rest, Thy joy, Thy glory share. 



578 



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SHINE Thouupon us, Lord, 
True Light of men, to-day; 
And through the written Word 

Thy very self display; 
That so from liearts which bum 

With gazing on Thy face. 
The little ones may learn 
The wonders of Thy grace. 

2 Breathe Thou upon us. Lord, 

Thy Spirit's living fiame, 
That so with one accord 

Our lips may tell Thy Name; 
Give Thou the hearing ear. 

Fix Thou the wandering tliought, 
That those we teach may hear 

The great things Thou hiist wrought. 

3 Speak Thou for us, O Lord, 

In all we say of Thee; 
According to Thy Word 
Let all our teaching be; 
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That BO Thy lambs may know 
Their own true Shepherd' s voice, 

Where' er He leads them go, 
And in His love rejoice. 

4 Live Thou within us, Lord ; 

Thy mind and will be ours; 
Be Thou beloved, adored. 

And served, with all our powers; 
That so our lives may teach 

Thy children what Thou art, 
And plead, by more than speech. 

For Thee with every heart. 



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579 c. M. 

THROUGH Him, Who all our sickness felt, 
Who all our sorrows bare, 
Through Him, in Whom Thy fullness dwelt, 
We lift to Thee our prayer. 

2 Help us to help each other. Lord, 
Ea<;h other's burdens bear; 

lA*t each his friendly aid aft'ord, 
To soothe another's care. 

3 Help us to build each other up, 
, Helj) us oui-selves to prove; 

j Increase our faith, confirm our hope. 
And perfect us in love. 

4 Complete at length Thy work of grace. 

And take us to Thy rest, 
I Among the saints who see Thy face 
To be forever blest. 

Also the following : 

lo8 O Son of God, our Captain of salvation. 
, loJ) The s<m of consolaticm. 
lOo Lord Jesus, on the holy mount. 
4Hii What time tlie evening shadows fall. 
484 Lord of our life and God of our salvation. 
487 Almighty God, Whose <mly Son. 
408 Figlit the good figlit with all thy might. 
41)5 The Son of God goes forth to war. 

497 Go forward, Christian soldier. 

498 Looking upward every day. 

499 O happy band of pilgrims. 

510 Rejoice ye pure in heart. 

511 Through the night of doubt and sorrow. 

512 On our way rejoicing. 

569 O brothers, lift your voices. 



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8.7.8.7.3. 



IORD, I hear of showers of blessing, 
J Thou art scattering full and free I 
Showers the thirsty land refreshing; 
Let some portion fall on me, 

Even me ! 

2 Pass me not, O gracious Father ! 

Sinful though my heart may be; 
Thou might' st punish, but the rather 
Let Thy mercy light on me, 

Even me ! 

3 Pass me not, O tender Saviour ! 

Let me love and cling to Thee ; 
I am longing for Thy favor; 

Whilst Thou' rt calling, oh, call me, 
Even me I 

4 Pass me not, O mighty Spirit! 

Thou canst make the blind to see; 
Witnesser of Jesus' merit. 
Speak the word of power to me, 
Even me ! 

5 Have I long in sin been sleeping ? 

Long been slighting, grieving Thee ? 
Has the world my heart been keeping ? 
Oh, forgive and rescue me. 

Even me I 

Love of God, so pure and changeless ; 
Blood of (xod, so rich and free; 
Grace of God, so strong and boundless. 
Magnify it all in me, 

Even me ! 

7 Pass me not! this lost one bringing, 
'Tis out one more, Lord, for Thee! 
All my heart to Thee is springing; 
Blessing others, oh, bless me, 

Even me I 



581 



7.6. 



TO-DAY Thy mercy calls us 
To wash away our sin. 
However great our trespass. 

Whatever we have been; 
However long from mercy 

Our hearts have turned away, 
Thy precious blood can cleanse us. 
And make us white to-day. 
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2 To-day Thy gate is open, 

And all who enter in 
Shall find a Father's welcome, 

And pardon for their sin. 
The past shall be forgotten, 

A present joy be given, 
A future grace be promised, 

A glorious crown in heaven. 

3 To-dav our Father calls us. 

His Holy Spirit Waits; 
His blessed angels gather 

Around the heavenly gates : 
No question will be asked us 

How often we have come ; 
Although we oft have wandered. 

It is our Father's home. 

4 Oh, all-embracing mercy! 

Oh, ever-open door! 
What should we do without Thee 

When heart and eyes run o'er ? 
When all things seem against us. 

To drive us to despair, 
We know one gate is open, 

One ear will hear our prayer. 



582 L. :m. 

WHEN at Thy footsU>ol, Lord, I bend. 
And plead with Thee for mercy there. 
Think of the sinner' s dying Friend, 
And for His sake receive my prayer. 

2 Oh, think not of my shame and guilt. 

My thousand stains of deepest dye ! 

Think of the blood which Jesus spilt, 

And let that blood my pardon buy. 

3 Think, Lord, how I am still Thine own. 

The trembling creature of Thy hand ; 
Think how my heart to sin is prone, 
And what temptations round me stand. 

4 Oh, think upon Thy holy Word, 

And every [dightcd promise there! 
How prayer should evermore be heard. 
And how Thy glory is to spare. 

5 Oh, think not of my doubts and fears. 

My striviuirs with Thy grace divine; 
Think ui)on .lesus' woes and tears. 
And let His merits .stand for mine. 



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Thine arm can never shortened be; 
Behold me here ; my heart is full ; 
Behold, and spare, and succor me. 



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583 

JESUS Christ is passing by ; 
Sinner, lift to Him thine eye; 
As the precious moments tiee, 
Cry, '*Be merciful to me.'* 

2 Jesus Christ is passing by; 
Will He always be so nigh ? 
Now is the accepted day; 
Seek for healing while you may. 

3 Fearest thou He will not hear ? 
Art thou bidden to forbear ? 
Let no obstacle defeat; 

Yet more earnestly entreat. 

4 Lo ! He stands and calls to thee, 

'' What wilt thou then have of Me ? " 
Rise and tell Him all thy need ; 
Rise, He calleth thee indeed. 

5 "Lord, I would Thy mercy see; 
Lord, reveal Thy love to me : 
Let it penetrate my soul; 

All my heart and life control.'* 

6 Oh, how sweet! the touch of power 
Comes; it is salvation's hour: 
Jesus gives from guilt release; 
Faith hath saved thee, go in peace. 

7 (ilory to the Saviour's Name! 
He is ever still the same; 

To His matchless honor raise 
Never-ending songs of praise. 



584 c. M. 

THERE is a fountain filled with blood 
Drawn from Emmanuel's veins: 
And sinners plunged beneath that Hood 
Lose all their guilty stains. 

2 The dying thief rejoiced to see 
That fountain in his day; 
And there may I, as vile as he. 
Wash all my sins away. 
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:> Dear, dying Lamb, Thy precious blood 
Shall never lose its power, 
Till all the ransomed Church of God 
Be saved to sin no more. 

4 E'er since, by faith, I saw the stream 

Thy flowing wounds supply, 
Redeeming love has been my theme. 
And shall be till I die. 

5 Then in a nobler, sweeter song, 

I'll sing Thy power to save. 
When this poor, lisping, stammering tongue 
Lies silent in the grave. 



585 

|NLY one prayer to-day, 
One earnest, tearful plea; 
A litany from out the heart, 
Have mercy. Lord, on me. 



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2 Although my sin is great. 

Still to my God I fiee: 
Yes, I can dare look up, and say, 
"Have mercy. Lord, on me." 

3 Because of Jesus' cross, 

And that unfathomed sea. 
The crims<m tide which laves the world. 
Have mercy, Lord, on me. 

4 No other Name than His, 

My hope, my help may be: 
Oh, by that one all-saving Name, 
Have mercy, Lord, on me! 

5 In garb of sorrow clad 

I crave Thy pardon free ; 
In life to die, in death to live ; 
Have mercy. Lord, on me. 



586 8.6.8.6.4. 

RETURN, O wanderer, to thy home. 
Thy Father calls for thee ; 
No longer now an exile roam 
In guilt and misery; 

Return, return. 

2 Retura, O wanderer, to thy home, 
'Tis Jesus calls for thee; 
The Spirit and the Bride say " Come,'* 
Oh, now for refuge liee; 
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Return, O wanderer, to thy home, 

'Tis madness to delay; 
There are no pardons in the tomb, 

And brief is mercy's day: 
Return, return. 



587 s.M. 

THE Spirit, in our hearts. 
Is whispering, Sinner, come: 
The Bride, the Cliurch of Christ, proclaims 
To all His children, Come. 

2 Let him that heareth say 

To all about him. Come : 
Let him tliat thirsts for righteousness, 
To Christ, the fountain, come. 

3 Yes, whosoever will, 

Oh, let him freely come. 
And freely drink the stream of life I 
'Tis Jesus bids him come. 

4 Lo, Jesus, Who invites. 

Declares, 1 quickly come. 
Lord I even so; I wait Thy hour! 
Jesus, my Saviour, come. 



588 L. M. 

JESUS, and shall it ever be, 
A mortal man ashamed of Thee ? 
Ashamed of Thee, Whom angels praise, 
Whose glories shine through endless days ? 

2 Ashamed of Jesus ! sooner far 

Let night disown each radiant star; 
'Tis midnight with my soul, till He, 
Bright Morning Star, bid darkness llee. 

3 Ashamed of Jesus! oh, as soon 
Let morning blush to own the sun! 
He sheds the beams of light divine 
O'er this benighted soul of mine. 

4 Ashamed of Jesus ! that dear friend 
On Whom my hopes of heaven depend ! 

♦ No; when I blush, be this my sliame, 
That I no more revere His Name. 

5 Ashamed of Jesus ! empty pride ! 
I'll boast a Saviour crucified; 
And oh, may this my portion be. 
My Saviour not ashamed of me. 

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589 L. M. 

ASHAMED of Thee! O dearest Lord, 
I marvel how such wrong can be: 
And yet how oft in deed and word 
Have I been found ashamed of Thee I 

'2 Ashamed of Thee ! my King, my God, 
Who soughtest me with wondrous love. 
Whose feet the way of sorrow trod 
To bring me to Thy home above. 

3 Ashamed of Thee! of that blest Name 

Which speaks of mercy full and free ! 
Nay, Lord, I would my only shame 
Might be to be ashamed of Thee. 

4 Ashamed of Thee! Whose love divine 

Was not ashamed of our lost race, 
But even this cold heart of mine 
Dost make Thy home and dwelling-place. 

5 Ashamed of Thee ! O Lord, I pray 

This cruel wrong no more may be: 
And in Thy last great Advent>day, 
Oh, be not Thou ashamed of me ! 



590 7s 

HARK, my soul! it is the Lord ; 
'Tis thy Saviour, hear His word; 
' Jesus speaks, and speaks to tliee. 

Speaks to each one, '' Lov'st thou Me ?"" 

2 He delivered thee when bound. 

And when wounded, healed thy wound; 
i Sought thee wandering, set thee rigljt, 
I Turned thy darkness into light. 

i 3 Can a woman's tender care 

I Cease towards tlie child she bare ? 

Yes, she may forgetful be; 

Yet will He remember thee. 

I 4 His is an unchanging love, 
I Higher than the heights above, 

Deeper than the depths beneath, 
Free and faithful, strong as death. 

6 We shall see His glory soon, 
When the work of grace is done; 
Partners of His throne shall be; 
Hear Him asking, *' Lov'st thou Me?" 



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Lord, it is my chief compLaint 
That my love is weak and faint; 
Yet I love Thee and adore ; 
Oh, for grace to love Thee more ! 



591 8s. 

JESU, my Lord, ray God, my all, 
Hear me, blest Saviour, when I call ; 
Hear me, and from Thy dwelling-place 
Pour down the riches of Thy grace. 
Jesu, my Lord, I Thee adore; 
Oh, make me love Thee more and more ! 

2 Jesu, too late I Thee have sought, 
How can I love Thee as I ought ? 
And how extol Thy matchless fame, 
The glorious beauty of Thy Name ? 

Jesu, my Lord, I Thee adore ; 

Oh, make me love Thee more and more! 

3 Jesu, what didst Thou find in me 
Tliat Thou liast dealt so lovingly ? 

How great the joy that Thou hast brought I 
Oh, far exceeding hope or thought! 

Jesu, my Lord, I Thee adore ; 

Oh, make me love Thee more and more! 

4 Jesu, of Thee shall be my song. 
To Thee my heart and soul belong : 
All that I am or have is Thine; 

And Thou, my Saviour, Thou art mine. 
Jesu, my Lord, 1 Thee adore; 
Oh, make me love Thee more and more ! 



3 I need Thee, precious Jesus, 

I need a friend like Thee, 
A friend to soothe and pity, 

A friend to care for me. 
I need the heart of Jesus 

To feel each anxious care, 
To tell my every trial, 

And all my sorrows share. 

4 1 need Thee, precious Jesus, 

And hope to see Thee soon, 
Kncircled with the rainbow 

And seated on Thy throne: 
There, with Thy blood- bought children. 

My joy shall ever be, 
To sing my Jesus' praises, 

To gaze, O Lord, on Thee. 



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I NEED Thee, precious Jesus, 
For I am full^of sin; 
My soul is dark and guilty. 
My heart is dead within. 
I need the cleansing fountain 

Where I can always flee, 
The blood of Christ most precious. 
The sinner's perfect plea. 

I need Thee, precious Jesus, 

For I am very poor; 
A stranger and a pilgrim, 

I have no earthly store. 
I need the love of Jesus 

To cheer me on my way, 
To guide my doubting footsteps, 

To be my strength and stay. 
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6 4.6.4.7.6.7.4. 

I NEED Thee every hour. 
Most gracious Lord ; 
No tender voice like Thine 
Can peace afford. 
1 need Thee, oh, I need Thee, 

Every hour I need Thee ; 
Oh, bless me now, my Saviour, 
1 come to Thee 1 



2 I need Thee every hour; 

Stay Thou near by; 
Temptations lose their power 
When Thou art nigh. 

3 I need Thee every hour, 

In joy or pain; 
Come <iuickly and abide, 
Or life is vain. 

4 I need Thee every hour; 

Teach me Thy will; 
And Thy rich promises 
In me fulfill. 

5 I need Thee every hour. 

Most Holy One ; 
Oh, make me Thine indeed. 
Thou blessed Son ! 



594 



I COULD not do without Thee, 
O Saviour of the lost, 
Whose i)re('i(>us blood redeemed me 
At such tremendous cost; 



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Thy righteousness, Thy pardon. 
Thy precious blood, must be 

My only hope and comfort, 
3Iy glory and my plea. 



I could not do without Thee, 

I cannot stand alone, 
I have no strength or goodness. 

No wisdom of my own; 
But Thou, belovkf Saviour, 

Art all in all to me, 
And weakness will be power 

If leaning hard on Thee. 



3 I could not do without Thee, 

For, oh, the way is long, 
And I am often weary, 

And sigh replaces song: 
How could I do without Thee ? 

I do not know the way; 
Thou knowest, and Tliou leadest. 

And wilt not let me stmy. 



I could not do without Thee, 

Jesus, Saviour dear; 
E'en when my eyes are holden, 

1 know that Thou art near. 
How dreary and how lonely 

Tliis cliangeful life would be 
"Without the sweet communitm. 
The secret rest with Tliee! 



5 I could not do without Thee; 

No other friend can read 
The spirit's strange deep longings. 

Interpreting its need; 
No human lieart could enter 

Each dim recess of mine, 
And soothe, and hush, and calm it, 

O blessed Lord, but Thine. 



6 I could not do without Thee, 
For years are fleeting fast, 
And^oon in solemn loneliness 

The river must be passe(i; 
But Thou wilt never leave me, 

And though the waves roll high, 
I know Thou wilt be near me. 
And whisper, "It is I." 
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595 

THY life was given for me ! 
Thy blood, O Lord, was shed 
That I might ransomed be, 
And quickened from the dead. 
Thy life was given for me: 
What have I given for Thee ? 

2 Long yeai*s were spent for me 

In weariness and woe, 
That through eternity 
Thy glory I might know. 
Long years were spent for me : 
Have I spent one for Thee ? 

3 Thy Fathers home of light. 

Thy i-ainbow-circled throne, 
Were left for earthly night. 

For wanderings sad and lone. 
Yea, all was left for me: 
Have I left aught for Thee ? 

4 And Thou hast brouglit to me 

Down from Thy home above 
Salvation full and free. 
Thy -pardon and Thy love. 
Great gifts Tliou broughtest me; 
What have I brought to Thee ? 

5 Oil, let my life be given, 

My years for Thee be spent! 
World-fetters all be riven. 
And joy witli suffering blent. 
Thou gavest Thyself for me : 
I give myself to Thee. 

596 

I LAY my sins on Jesus, 
The spotlegs Lamb of God ; 
He bears them all, and frees us 

From the accuraed load. 
I bring my guilt to Jesus, 

To wash my crimson stains 
White in His blood most precious, 
Till not a spot remains. 

2 I lay my wants on Jesus: 

All fullness dwells in Him; 
He heals all my diseases, 

He doth my soul redeem. 
I lay my griefs on Jesus, 

My burdens and my cares; 
He from them all releases; 

He all my sorrows shares. 



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3 I rest my soul on Jesus, 

This weary soul of mine; 
His right hand me embraces, 

I on His breast recline. 
I love the Name of Jesus, 

Emmanuel, Christ, the Lord; 
Like fragrance on the breezes. 

His Name abroad is poured. 

4 I long tx) be like Jesus, 

Meek, loving, lowly, mild; 
I long to be like Jesus, 

The Father's holy Child; 
I long to be with Jesus, 

Amid the heavenly tlirong; 
To sing with saints His praises, 

To learn the angels' song. 

597 8.8.8.6. 

TL'ST as I am, without one plea, 
But that Thy blood was shed for me, 
And tliat Thou bidd'st me come to Thee, 
O Lamb of God, I come. 

2 Just as I am, and waiting not 

To rid my soul of one dark blot, ' j 

To Thee, Whose blood can cleanse each spot, I 
O Lamb of God, I come. 

3 Just as I am, though tossed about 
With many a conflict, many a doubt. 
Fightings and fears within, without, 

O Lamb of God, I come. 

4 Just as I am, poor, wretched, blind; 
Sight, riches, healing of the mind, 
Yea, all I need, in Thee to find, 

O Lamb of God, I come. 

5 Just as I am : Thou wilt receive. 
Wilt welcome, pardon, cleanse, relieve; 
Because Thy promise 1 believe, 

O Lamb of God, I come. 

6 Just as I am. Thy love unknown 
Has broken every barrier down ; 
Now to be Thine, yea, Thine alone, 

O Lamb of God, I come. 



Saviour, Jesus, lend Thine aid; 
Lift Thou up my fainting head; 
Lead me to my long-sought rest. 
Pillowed on Thy loving breast. 



2 Thou alone my trust shalt be. 
Thou alone canst comfort me ; 
Only, Jesus, let Thy grace 
Be my shield and hiding-place; 
Let me know Thy saving power 
In temptation's fiercest hour: 
Then, my Saviour, at Thy side 
Let me evermore a^ide. 



3 Thou hast wrought this fond desire, 
Kindled here this sacred fire. 
Weaned my heart from all below, 
Tliee, and Thee alone to know. 
Thou, Who hast inspired the cry. 
Thou alone canst satisfy: 
Love of Jesus, all divine. 
Fill this longing heart of mine. 



599 



6.5. 



598 



LOVE of Jesus, all divine, 
Fill this longing heart of mine ; 
Ceaseless struggling after life. 
Weary with the endless strife. 
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LO I the voice of Jesus 
Fondly speaks to all : 
He it is Who frees us 

From sin's bitter thrall; 
He it is Whose nature. 
Human as our own, 
Pleatls for every creature 
By the Father's throne. 



2 Lo! the voice of Jesus, 

Heard within the breast, 
Tells us He will ease us, 

Howsoe'er distrest: 
Tells us that our sorrow 

For the night may last, 
But a gla<l to-morrow 

Breaks upon us fast. 



3 Lo ! the voice of Jesus 

Bids us still endure: 
Seek not what will please us, 

But things just and pure; 
Strive through self-denial 

Upwards to the light. 
Where faith's years of tritil 

Shall be lost in sight. 



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600 P.M. 

WHEX the weary, seeking rest, 
To Thy goodness flee; 
When the heavy-laden cast 

All their load on Thee; 
When the troubled, seeking peace, 

On Thy Name shall call ; 
When the sinner, seeking life, 

At Thy feet shall fall: 
Hear then in love, O Lord, the cry 
In heaven, Thy dwelling-place on high. 

2 AVhen the worldUng, sick at heart, 

Lifts his soul {U)ove; 
When the prodigal looks back 

To his fjither's love; 
When the proud man from his pride 

Stoops to seek Thy face; 
W^hen the burdened brings his guilt 

To Thy throne of grace : 
Hear then in love, O Lord, the cry 
In heaven. Thy dwelling-pla<;e on high. 

3 When the stranger asks a home, 

All his toils to end ; 
When the hungry craveth food, 

And the poor a friend ; 
When the sailor on the wave 

Bows the fervent knee ; 
When the soldier on the field 

Lifts his heart to Thee : 
Hear then in love, O Lord, the cry 
In heaven. Thy dwelling-place on high. 

4 When the child, with loving heart. 

Youth, or maiden fair; 
When the aged, trusting still. 

Seek Thy face in prayer; 
When the widow weeps to Thee, 

Sad and lone and low; 
W^hen the orphan brings to Thee 

All his orphan woe : 
Hear then in love, O Lord, the cry 
In heaven, Thy dwelling-place on high. 



2 Blest with communion so divine, 
Take what Thou wilt, shall I repine, 
When, as the branches to the vine. 
My soul may cling to Thee ? 

i 3 W^hat though the world deceitful prove, 
I And earthly friends and joys remove, 
I With patient, uncomplaining love, 
I Still would I cling to Thee. 

I 4 Oft when I seem to tread alone 

1 Some barren waste with thorns o'ergrown, 

A voice of love in gentle tone 
j AVhispers, "Still cling to Me." 

5 Though faith and hope awhile be tried, 
I We ask not, need not aught beside, 
IIow safe, how calm, how satisfied. 
The souls that cling to Thee. 

I 6 They fear not life's rough storms to brave. 
Since Thou art near and strong to save, 
Xor shudder e'en at death's dark wave, 
Because they cling to Thee. 



602 

JESUS, merciful and mild. 
Lead me as a helpless child: 
I On no other arm but Thine 
I Would my weaiy soul recline. 
Thou art ready to forgive. 
Thou canst bid the sinner live; 
Guide the wanderer, day by day. 
In the strait and narrow way. 

2 Thou canst fit me by Thy grace 
For the heavenly dwelling-place; 
All Thy promises are sure. 
Ever shall Thy love endure; 
Then what more could I desire, 
How to greater bliss aspire ? 
All I need, in Thee I see; 
Thou art all in all to me. 



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OnOLY Saviour, Friend unseen. 
The faint, the weak, on Thee 
lean ; 

Help me, throughout life's varying scene. 
By faith to ding to Thee. 
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3 Jesus, Saviour, all divine, 

Thou hast macle me truly Thine; 
Thou hast bouglit me by Thy blood ; 
Reconciled my heart to God. 
Hearken to my humble prayer. 
Let me Tliine own image bear, 
Let me love Thee more and more. 
Till I reach heaven's blissful shore. 



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603 8.7.8.8.7. 

OH, the bitter shame ami sorrow, 
That a time could ever be 
When 1 let the Saviour's pity 
Plead in vain, and proudly answered, 
*' Ail of self, and none of Thee." 

2 Yet He found me : I beheld Him 

Bleeding on the a<!curs^d tree; 
Heard Him pray, ** Forgive them. Father;" 
And my wistful heart said faintly, 
"Some of self, and some of Thee." 

3 Day by day His tender mercy, 

Healing, helping, full and free. 
Sweet and strong, and ah ! so patient. 
Brought me lower, while I whispered, 
"Less of self and more of Thee." 

4 Higher than the highest heavens. 

Deeper than the deepest sea, 
Lord, Thy love at last has conquered; 
Grant me now my soul's desire, 
** None of self, and all of Thee." 



2 Lord Jesu, think on me, 

With care and woe opprest, 
Let me Thy loving servant be, 
And taste Thy promised rest. 

3 Lord Jesu, think on me. 

Nor let me go astray ; 
Through darkness and pei*plexity 
Point Thou the heavenly way. 

4 Lord Jesu, think on me, 

That, when the flood is past, 
I may the eternal brightness see. 
And share Thy joy at last. 



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604 

PRINCE of Peace, control my will; 
Bid this struggling heart be still; 
Bid my fears and doubtings cease; 
Hush my spirit into peace. 

2 Thou hast bought me with Thy blood, 
Opened wide the gate to God : 
Peace I ask; but peace must be. 
Lord, in being one with Thee. 

3 May Thy will, not mine, be done; 
May Thy will and mine be one; 
Chase tliese doubtings from my heart; 
Now Thy perfect peace impart. 

4 Saviour, at Thy feet I fall; 
Thou my life, my God, my all! 
Let Thy happy servant be^ 
One for evermore with Thee I 



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S.M. 



LORD Jesu, think on me, 
And purge away my sin; 
From earthborn passions set me free. 
And make me pure within. 

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JESUS, I have promised 
To serve Thee to the end ; 
Be Thou for ever near me, 

My Master and my Friend ! 
I shall not fear the battle 
^ If Thou art by my side. 
Nor wander from the patliway 
If Thou wilt be my guide. 

2 Oh, let me feel Thee near me ! 

The world is ever near; 
I see the sights that dazzle. 

The tempting sounds I hear; 
My foes are ever near me, 

Around me and within; 
But, Jesus, draw Thou nearer. 

And shield my soul from siu. 

3 Oh, let me hear Thee speaking 

In accents clear and still, 
Above the storms of passion, 

The murmurs of self-will! 
Oh, speak to re- assure me, 

To hasten or control ! 
Oh, speak, and make me listen, 

Thou guardian of my soul I 

4 O Jesus, Thou hast promised 

To all who follow Thee, 
That where Thou art in glory 
•, ' There shall Thy servant be; 
And, Jesus, I have promised 

To .serve Thee to the end ; 
Oh, give me grace to follow, 

My Master and my Friend I 

5 Oh, let me see Thy foot-marks, 

And in them plant my own I 
My hope to follow duly 
Is in Thy strength alone. 



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Oh, guide me, call me, draw me, 

Uphold me to the end ! 
At last in heaven receive me, 

My Saviour and my Friend ! 

607 L.M.I 

HE leadeth mel oh, blessed thought! | 
Oh, words with heavenly comfort 
fraught! 
Whatever I do, where'er I be, 
Still 'tis God's hand that leadeth me. 

Refrain: 

He leadeth me ! He leadeth me ! 
By His own hand He leadeth me; 
His faithful follower I would be, 
For by His hand He leadeth me. 

2 Sometimes 'mid scenes of deepest gloom, 
Sometimes where Eden's bowers bloom, 
By waters calm, o'er troubled sea. 

Still ' tis His hand that leadeth me. 

3 Lord, I would clasp Thy hand in mine, 
Nor ever murmur nor repine; 
Content, whatever lot I see. 

Since ' tis my God that leadeth me. 

4 And when my task on earth is done, 
When, by Tliy grace, the victory's won, 
E'en death's cold wave I will not flee. 
Since God through Jordan leadeth me. 



608 



8.7.8.7.4.7. 



GLORY be to God the Father! 
Glory be to God the Son ! 
Glory be to God the Si)irit! 
Great Jehovah, Three in One! 

Glory, glory. 
While eternal ages run ! 

2 Glory be to Him W^ho loved us. 

Washed us from each spot and stain ! 
Glory be to Ilim Who bought us. 
Made us kings with Him to reign ! 

Glory, glory. 
To the Lamb that once was slain I 

3 Glory to the King of angels ! 

Glory to the Church's King! 
Glory to the King of nations I 

Heaven and earth your praises bring: 

(ilory, glory, 
To the King of glory bring! 
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4 Glory, blessing, praise eternal ! 
Thus the choir of angels sings; 
Honor, riches, power, dominion! 
Thus its praise creation brings; 

Glory, glory, 
Glory to the King of kings! 

609 P.M. 

PRAISE, praise ye the Name of Jehovah 
our God ! 
Declare, oh, declare ye His glories abroad ! 
Proclaim ye His mercy from nation to nation. 
Till the uttermost islands have heard His 

salvation ! 
For His love floweth on free and full as a 

river, 
And His mercy endureth forever and ever. 

2 Praise, praise ye the Lamb, Who for sinners 

was slain! 
Who went down to the grave, and ascended 

again; 
And Who soon shall return when these dark 

days are o'er. 
To set up His kingdom in glory and power: 
For His love floweth on free and full as a 

river. 
And His mercy endureth forever and ever. 

3 Then the heaven and the earth and the sea 

shall rejoice, 
The field and the forest shall lift the glad 

voice, 
The sands of the desert shall bloom and lie 

green. 
And Lebanon's glory be shed o'er the scene; 
For His love floweth on free and full as a 

river. 
And His mercy endureth forever and ever. 

4 Her bridal attire and her festal array. 

All nature shall wear on that glorious day. 
For her King cometh down with His peupk* 

to reign, 
And His presence shall bless her with Eden 

again; 
For His love floweth on free and full as a 

river, 
And His mercy endureth forever and ever. 

610 s M 

REVIVE Thy work, O Lord, 
Thy mighty arm make bare ; 
Speak with the voice that wakes the dead. 
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2 Revive Thy work, O Lord, , 

Disturb this sleep of death ; 
Quicken the smouldering embers now 
By Thine almighty breath. 

3 Revive Thy work, O Lord, 

Create soul-thirst for Thee; 
And hungering for the Bread of life, 
Oh, may our spirits be I 

4 Revive Thy work, O Lord, 

Exalt Thy precious Name; 
And, by the Holy Ghost, our love 
For Thee and Thine inflame. 

6 Revive Thy work, O Lord, 

And give refreshing showers; 
The glory shall be all Thine own, 
The blessing, Lord, be ours. 

611 8.7 

CALL them in ! tlie poor, the wretched. 
Sin-stained wanderers from the fold; 
Peace and pardon freely offer ! 

Can you weigh tlieir wortli with gold ? 
Call them in! the weak, the weary. 

Laden with the doom of sin; 

Bid them come and rest in Jesus I 

He is waiting: call them in! 

2 Call them in! the Jew, the Gentile; 

Bid the stranger to the feast! 
Call them in! the rich, the noble, 

From the highest to tlie least. 
Forth tlie Fatlier runs to meet them, 

He hath all their soitows seen ; 
Robe, and ring, and kiss of pardon, 

Wait the lost ones: call them in! 

3 Call them in! the broken-hearted, 

Cowering *neath the brand of sliame: 
Speak love's message low and tender! 

'Twas for sinnei-s Jesus came. 
See the shadows lengthen round us, 

Soon the day-dawn will begin; 
Call them in! the lost and lonely: 

Christ is coming: call them in! 

612 87. 

ONWARD, Christian! though the region 
Where thou art be drear and lone ; 
God has set a guardian legion 
Very near thee; press thou on! 
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2 Listen, Christian ! their hosanna 

RoUeth o'er thee: "God is love:" 
Write upon thy red-cross banner, 
''Upward ever; heaven's above." 

3 By the thorn-road, and none other," 

Is the mount of vision won ; 
Tread it without shrinking, brother! 
Jesus trod it; press thou on! 

4 Be this world the wiser, stronger, 

For thy life of pain and peace. 
While it needs thee; oh, no longer 
Pray thou for thy quick release ! 

5 Pray thou. Christian, daily rather, 

That thou be a faithful son; 
By the prayer of Jesus, '* Father, 
Not my will, but Thine, be done." 



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P.M. 



DAYS and moments quickly flying 
Speed us onward to the dead : 
Oh, how soon shall we be lying 
Each within his narrow bed! 

2 Jesus, merciful Redeemer, 

Rouse dead souls to hear Thy voice; 
Wake, oh, wake each idle dreamer 
Now to make the eternal choice ! 

3 Mark we whither we are wending; 

Ponder how we soon must go 
To inherit bliss unending 
Or eternity of woe. 

4 As a shadow life is fleeting; 

As a vapor so it flies: 
For the bygone years retreating 
Pardon grant, and make us wise ; 

5 Wise that we our days may number, 

Strive and wrestle with our sin; 
Stay not in our work nor slumber 
Till Thy holy rest we win. 

Soon before the Judge all glorious 
We with all the dead shall stand ; 
Saviour, over death victorious. 
Place us then on Thy right liJind. 

[After fourth and sixth verses.] 
Life passeth soon; 

Death draweth near: 
Keep us, good Lord, 

Till Thou appear; 



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With Thee to live, 
With TJiee to die, 

With Thee to reijru 
Through eternity! 



614 8s. 

MY hope is built on nothing? less 
Than Jesus^ blood and righteousness ; 
I dare not trust the sweetest frame, 
But wholly lean on Jesus' Xame. 
On Christ, the solid rock, I stand ; 
All other ground is shifting sand. 

2 W^hen clouds and darkness veil His face, 
I rest on His unchanging grace; 

In every high and stormy gale 
My anchor holds within the veil. 
On Christ, the solid rock, I stand; 
All other ground is shifting sand. 

3 His word. His covenant, His blood, 
Support me in the 'whelming tiood; 
When all around my soul gives way. 
He then is all my hope and stay. 
On Christ, the solid rock, I stand ; 
All other ground is shifting sand. 

4 When He shall come, with trumpet sound, 
Oh, may I then in Him be found ! 
Clothed in His righteousness alone, 
Faultless to stand before the throne. 

On Christ, the solid rock, I stand; 
All other ground is shifting sand. 



615 



6.4.G.4.G.6.6.4. 



I'M but a stranger liere. 
Heaven is my liome; 
Earth is a desert drear. 
Heaven is my home. 
Danger and sorrow stand 
Round me on every hand. 
Heaven is my fatherland. 
Heaven is my home. 

2 Wliat though the tempest rage. 
Heaven is my home ; 
Short is my pilgrimage. 

Heaven is my home. 
And time's wild wintry blast 
Socm will be over-past; 
1 shall reach home at last, 
Heaven is my home. 
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3 Therefore I murmur not, 

Heaven is my home; 
Whate'er my earthly lot, 

Heaven is my home. 
And I shall surely stand 
There at my Lord's right hand; 
Heaven is my fatherland. 

Heaven is my home. 

Also the following; 

13 At even when the sun did set. 

81 O Jesus, Saviour of the lost. 

82 O Thou that hear'st when sinners cry. 
84 Lord, in this Thy mercy's day. 

90 When I survey the wondrous cross. 
20o A few more years shall roll. 
257 Look from Thy sphere of endless day. 

337 Jesus, lover of my soul. 

338 Rock of ages. 
34:3 Art thou w^eary. 

346 My faith looks up to Thee. 
348 Sinful, sighing to be blest. 

350 Out of the deep I call. 

351 Jesus, Lord of life and glory. 

356 Heal me, O my Saviour, heal. 

357 O Jesu, Thou art standing. 

360 There is a green hill far away. 

361 O Jesus, Lord most merciful. 
36i3 Glory be to Jesus. 

364 O Lamb of God, still keep me. 

365 O Jesu we adore Thee. 

366 Hail! Thou once despised Jesus. 
377 Come, Holy Spirit, come. 

384 God my Father, hear me pray. 
427 My God, accept my heart this day. 

429 O love that casts out fear. 

430 Love divine, all love excelling. 
4.35 Come unto Me, ye weary. 

4SS Saviour, source of every blessing. 
439 Lord, with glowing heart I'd praise Thee. 
442 Shepherd of tender youth. 
444 Come, let us sing the song of songs. 
448 Lift up your heads, ye mighty gates. 
466 Oh, bless the Lord, my soul. 
490 Heirs of unending life. 
492 My soul, be on thy guard. 
502 Oh, where shall rest be found. 
511 Through the night of doubt and sorrow. 
520 Father, hear Thy children call. 
569 O brothers, lift your voices. 
597 Just as I am. 

618 Jesus, Thy boundless love to me. 
621 Though faint yet pursuing. 
623 Thou knowest Lord, the weariness and 
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644 Come my soul, Thy suit prepare. 

045 Approach my soul, tlie mercy seat. 

6ol Thou hidden love of God, whose height. 

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616 CM. 

OH, for a faith that will not shrink 
Though pressed by every foe. 
That will not tremble on the brink 
Of any earthly woe I 

2 That will not murmur nor complain 

Beneath the chastening rod, 
But, in the hour of grief or pain. 
Will lean upon its God; 

3 A faith that shines more bright and clear 

When tempests rage without; 
That, when in danger, knows no fear. 
In darkness, feels no doubt. 

4 Lord, give us such a faith as this; 

And then, whate'er may come, 
"We'll taste, even here, the hallowed bliss 
Of an eternal home. 



617 8 4. 

]\ T Y God, I thank Thee, ^Vlio hast made 
irX The earth so bright ; 

iSo full of splendor and of joy, 

Beauty and light; 
So many glorious things are here, 

Noble and right. 



2 I thank Thee too that Thou hast made 

Joy to abound; 
So many gentle thoughts and deeds 

Circling us round. 
That in the darkest spot of earth 

Some love is found. 



I thank Thee more that all our joy 

Is touched with pain; 
That shadows fall on brightest hours; 

That thorns remain ; 
So that earth's bliss may be our guide, 

And not our chain. 
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4 For Thou Who knowest, Lord, how soon 
I Our weak heart clings, 

Hast given us joys, tender and true. 

Yet all with wings; 
So that we see, gleaming on high. 
Diviner things. 



5 I thank Thee, Lord, that Thou hast kept 

The best in store ; 
We have enough, yet not too much 

To long for more : 
A yearning for a deeper peace, 

Not known before. 



6 I thank Thee, Lord, that here our souls, 

Though amply blest. 
Can never find, although they seek, 

A perfect rest; 
Nor ever shall, until they lean 

On Jesus' breast. 



618 8s. 

JESUS, Thy boundless love to me 
No thought can reach, no tongue declare ; 
Oh, knit my thankful heart to Thee, 

And reign without a rival there! 
Thine wholly, Thine alone, I am; 
Be Thou alone my constant flame. 



2 Oh, grant that nothing in my soul 

May dwell, but Thy pure love alone! 
Oh, may Thy love possess me whole, 

My joy, my treasure, and my crown I 
Strange flames far from my heart remove; 
May every act, word, tliought, be love! 

3 O love, how cheering is thy ray! 

All pain before thy presence flies: 
Care, anguisli, sorrow, melt away, 

Where'er thy healing beams arise. 
O Jesus, nothing may I see. 
Nothing desire or seek, but Thee! 

4 Still let Thy love point out my way ! 

What wondrous things Thy love hath 
wrought! 
Still lead me, lest I go astray ; 

Direct my word, inspire my thought; 
And if I fall, soon may I hear 
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In sufferinj^, be Thy love my peace; 

In weakness, be Thy love my power; 
And when the storms of life shall cease, 

Jesus, in that dark, final hour 
Of death, be Thou my guide and friend, 
That I may love Thee without end. 



619 



S.M. 



" IVT Y times are in Thy hand : " 
irX My God, I wish them there; 
My life, my friends, my soul, I leave 
Entirely to Thy care. 

2 **My times are in Thy hand," 

Whatever they may be; 
Pleasinjc or painful, dark or bright, 
As best may seem to Thee. 

3 * * My times are in Thy hand : '' 

Why should I doubt or fear ? 
My Father's hand will never cause 
His child a needless tear. 

4 ** My times are in Thy hand," 

Jesus, the crucified I 
The hand my cruel sins had pierced 
Is now my guard and guide. 



620 



621 lis. 

THOUGH faint, yet pursuing, we go on 
our way ; 
The Lord is our leader, His Word is our stay; 
Though suffering, and sorrow, and trial be 

near, 
The Lord is our refuge, and whom can we 
fear ? 

2 He raiseth the fallen. He cheereth the faint ; 
The weak and oppressed. He will hear their 

complaint; 
The way may be weary, and thorny the 

road, 
But how can we falter ? Our help is in God ! 

3 And to His green pastures our footsteps He 

leads ; 
His flock in the desert how kindly He feeds I 
The lambs in His bosom He tenderly bears. 
And biings back the wanderers safe from 

the snares. 

4 Though clouds may surround us, our God is 

our light; 
Though storms rage around us, our God is 

our might; 
So faint, yet pursuing, still onward we come ; 
The Lord is our leader, and heaven is our 
. home! 



OLOVE divine, that stooped to share | 
Our sharpest pang, our bitterest tear! 
On Thee we cast each earth-born care; 1 

We smile at pain while Thou art near. ! 

2 Though long the weary way we tread, , 

And sorrow crown each lingering year, | 
Xo path we shun, no darkness dread, 
Ourheails still whispering. Thou art near. [ 

3 When drooping pleasure turns to grief, 

And trembling faith is changed to fear. 
The munnuring wind, the quivering leaf, 
Shall softly tell us. Thou art near. 

4 On Thee we rest our burdening woe, 

O Love divine, forever dear! 
Content to suffer, while we know. 
Living and dying, Thou art near. 
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L. M. 622 11.10. 

WE would see Jesus; for the shadows 
lengthen 
Across this little landscape of our life; 
We would see Jesus, our weak faith to 
strengthen 
For the last weariness, the final strife. 



We would see Jesus, the great rock founda- 
tion 
Whereon our feet were set by sovereign 
grace : 
Nor life nor death, with all their agitation. 
Can thence remove us, if we see His face. 

We would see Jesus: other lights are paling, 

Which for long years we have rejoiced to 

see; 

The blessings of our pilgrimage are failing: 

We would not moum them, for we go to 

Thee. 



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4 We would see Jesus; yet the spirit linfrers 

Round the dear objects it has loved so 

long, 
And earth from earth can scarce unclasp its 

fingers; 
Our love to Thee makes not this love less 

strong. 

5 We would see Jesus : sense is all too binding, 

And heaven appears too dim, too far away ; I 
We would see Thee, Thyself our hearts re- ! 

minding 
What Thou hast suffered, our great debt 

to pay. 

C We would see Jesus: this is all we're need- 
ing; 
Strength, joy, and willingness come with 
the sight; 
We would see Jesus, dying, risen, pleading; 
Then welcome day, and farewell mortal 
night. 



623 11.10.11.10.10.10. 

THOU knowest, Lord, the weariness and 
sorrow 
Of the sad heart that comes to Thee for 
rest; 
Cares of to-day, and burdens of to-morrow. 
Blessings implored, and sins to be confest; 
We come before Tliee at Thy gracious word, 
And lay them at Thy feet: Thou knowest, 
Lord. 

2 Thou knowest all the past; how long and 

blindly 
On the dark mountains the lost wanderer 

strayed ; 
How the Good Shepherd followed, and how 

kindly 
He bore it home, upon His shoulders laid; 
And healed the bleeding wounds, and 

soothed the pain, 
And brought back life, and hope, and 

strength again. 

3 Thou knowest all the present; eachtempta- I 

tion. 
Each toilsome duty, each foreboding fear; 
All to each one assigned, of tribulation. 

Or to beloved ones, than self more dear; 
All pensive memories, as we journey on. 
Longings for vanished smiles and voices 
gone. 
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4 Thou knowest all the future; gleams of 

gladness 
By stormy clouds too quickly overcast; 
Hours of sweet fellowship and parting sad- 
ness. 
And the dark river to be crossed at last. 
Oh, what could hope and confidence afford 
To tread that path! but this. Thou knowest. 
Lord. 

5 Thou knowest, not alone as God, all-know- 

ing; 
As Man, our moital weakness Thou hast 
proved ; 
On earth, with purest sympathies o'erflow- 

inK» 
O Saviour, Thou hast wept, and Thou hast 

loved ; 
And love and sorrow still to Thee may come. 
And find a hiding-place, a rest, a home. 

6 Therefore we come. Thy gentle call obeying. 

And lay our sins and sorrows at Thy feet; 
On everlasting strength our weakness stay- 
ing. 
Clothed in Thy robe of righteousness com- 
plete : 
Then rising and refreshed we leave Thy 

throne. 
And follow on to know as we are known. 



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L.M. 



WITH tearful eyes I look around ; 
Life seems a dark and stormy sea; 
Yet, ^mid the gloom, I hear a sound, 
A heavenly whisper, **Come to Me.'' 

2 It tells me of a place of rest; 

It tells me where my soul may flee: 
Oh, to the weary, faint, oppressed. 
How sweet tlie bidding, '*Come to Me!" 

3 "Come, for all else must fail and die I 

Earth is no resting-place for thee; 
To heaven direct thy weeping eye, 
I am thy portion; Come to Me." 

4 O voice of mercy! voice of love! 

In conriict, grief, and agony. 
Support me, clieer me from above; 
And gently whisper, *'Come to Me!" 



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THY way, not mine, O Lord, 
However dark it be : 
Lead me by Thine own hand, 
Choose out the path for me. 
Smooth let it be or rough. 
It will be still the best ; 
Winding or straight, it leads 
Right onward to Thy rest. 

2 I dare not choose my lot; 

I would not, if I might; 
Choose Thou for me, my God: 

So shall I walk aright. 
Take Thou my cup, and it 

With joy or sorrow fill, 
As best to Thee may seem ; 

Choose Thou my good and ill. 

3 Choose Thou for me my friends. 

My sickness or my health ; 
Choose Thou my cares for me. 

My poverty or wealth. 
Not mine, not mine the choice. 

In things or great or small ; 
Be Thou my guide, my strength, 

My wisdom, and my all. 



626 



10.4. 



I DO not ask, O Lord, that life may be 
A pleasant road ; 
I do not ask that Thou wouldst take from mc 
Aught of its load. 

2 I do not ask that flowers should always 

spring 

Beneath my feet ; 
I know too well the poison and the sting 
Of tilings too sweet. 

3 For one thing only. Lord, dear Lord, I plead ; 

Lead me aright, 
Though strength should falter and though 
heart should bleed. 

Through peace to light. 

4 I do not ask, O Lord, that Thou sliouldst 

shed 

Full radiance here; 
Give but a ray of peace, that I may tread 
Without a fear. 
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5 I do not ask my cross to understand, 

My way to see; 
Better in darkness just to feel Thy hand, 
And follow Thee. 

6 Joy is like restless day; but peace divine 

Like quiet night. 
Lead me, O Lord, till perfect day shall shine, 
Through peace to light. 



627 



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MY Jesus, as Thou wilt ! 
Oh, may Thy will be mine; 
Into Thy hand of love 

I would my all resign; 
Through sorrow, or through joy, 

Conduct me as Thine own. 
And help me still to say. 
My Lord, Thy will be done ! 

2 My Jesus, as Thou wilt! 

Though seen through many a tear. 
Let not my star of hoi)e 

Grow dim or disappear; 
Since Thou on earth hast wept. 

And sorrowed oft alone, 
If 1 must weep with Thee, 

My Lord, Thy will be done ! 

3 My Jesus, as Thou wilt! 

All shall be well for me; 
Each changing future scene 

I gladly trust with Thee: 
Straight to my home above 

I travel calmly on, 
And sing in life or death. 

My Lord, Thy will be done I 



628 



7.6. 



LORD Jesus by Thy Passion, 
To Thee I make my prayer; 
Thou Who in mercy smitest. 
Have mercy. Lord, and spare. 

2 Oh, wash me in the fountain. 

That floweth from Thy side! 
Oh, clothe me in the raiment 
Thy blood hatli purified ! 

3 Oh, hold Thou up my goings. 

And lead fnmi strength to strength. 
That unto Thee in Sion 
I may appear at length ! 



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4 Oh, hearken to my knocking, 

And open wide the door, 
That I may enter freely 
And never leave Thee more I 

5 Oh, bring me, loving Jesus, 

To that most blessed place. 
Where angels and archangels 
Look ever on Thy face; 

6 Where gladsome alleluias 

Unceasingly resound ; 
Where martyrs, now triumphant, 
Walk robed in white and crowned ! 

7 Oh, make my spirit worthy, 

To join that ransomed throng! 
Oh, teach my lips to utter 
That everlasting song I 

8 Oh, give that last, best blessing. 

That even saints can know. 
To follow in Thy footstei)s 
Wherever Thou dost go! 

9 Not wisdom, might, or glory, 

I ask to win above ; 
I ask for Thee, Thee only, 
O Thou eternal love ! 



629 



11.10. 



C10ME, ye disconsolate, where'er ye lan- 
/ guish; 

Come to the mercy-seat, fervently kneel ; 
Here bring your wounded hearts, here tell 
your anguish; 
Earth has no sorrow that heaven cannot 
heal. 

2 Joy of the desolate, light of the straying, 

Hope of the penitent, fadeless and pure, 
Here speaks the Comforter, tenderly saying, 
"Earth has no sorrow that heaven cannot 
cure." 

3 Here see the Bread of life; see waters flow- 

ing 
Forth from the throne of God, pure from 
above; 
Come to the feast of love; come, ever know- 
ing 
Earth has no sori'ow but heaven can re- 
move. I 
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As every day, Thy Yiiercy spares, 
Will bring its trials and its cares, 
O Saviour, till my life shall end. 
Be Thou my counselor and friend I 
Teach me Thy precepts all divine, 
And be Thy great example mine. 

2 When each day's scenes and labors close, 
And wearied nature seeks repose. 

With pardoning mercy richly blest, 
Guard me, my Saviour, while I rest; 
And as each morning sun shall rise. 
Oh, lead me onward to the skies! 

3 And at my life's last setting sun. 
My conflicts o'er, my labors done, 
Jesus, Thy heavenly radiance shed, 
To cheer and bless my dying bed ; 
Then from death's gloom my spirit raise, 
To see Thy face and sing Thy praise. 



631 c. M. 

MY Father, for another night 
Of quiet sleep and rest. 
For all the joy of morning light. 
Thy holy Name be blest. 

2 Now with the new-bom day I give 

Myself anew to Thee, 
That as Thou wiliest I may live, 
And what Thou wiliest be. 

3 Whate'er I do, things great or small, 

Whate'er I speak or frame, 
Thy glory may I seek in all. 
Do all in Jesus' Name. 

4 My Father, for His sake, I pray. 

Thy child accept and bless; " 
And lead me by Thy gra<re to-day 
In paths of righteousness. 



632 



6.6.4. 



WHEN the bright mom I see, 
My soul I lift to Thee, 
Jesus, my King. 
E'er in my heart abide. 
Each day till eventide, 
With comforting. 



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2 So in night's lonely hour, 
Be my protecting power: 

On Thee I lean. 
Turn Thou my heart to praise, 
E'en through life's troubled ways, 

And sorrows keen. 

3 Thus by no ill beguiled, 

O Father I keep Thy child: 

Thy spirit pour; 
That to some weary heart 
Thy love I may impart, 

Thine aid implore. 

4 Lift me with soaring wings, 
Musing on holy thin^^s, 

Earth's cares above. 
Grant me Thy gi*ace, to win 
If but one soul, from sin 

To Jesus' love. 



633 



CM. 



THE morning bright with rosy light 
Has waked me from my sleep ; 
Father, I own Thy love alone 
Thy little one doth keep. 

2 All through the day, I humbly pray, 

Be Thou my guard and guide; 
My sins forgive, and let me live. 
Lord Jesus, near Thy side. 

3 Oh, make Thy rest within my breast. 

Great Spirit of all grace I 
Make me like Thee ; then shall I be 
Prepared to see Thy face. 



4 O'er earth, when shades of evening steal, 
To death and Thee my thoughts I give; 
To death, whose power I soon must feel, 
To Thee, with Whom I trust to live. 



635 8.7. 

TARRY with mc, O my Saviour! 
For the day is passing by; 
See I the shades of evening gatlier, 
And the night is drawing nigh. 

2 Deeper, deeper grow the shadows, 

Paler nov the glowing west, 
Swift the night of death advances; 
Shall it be the night of rest ? 

3 Lonely seems the vale of shadow ; 

Sinks my heart with troubled fear; 
Give me faith for clearer vision. 
Speak Thou, Lord, in words of cheer. 

4 Let me hear Thy voice behind me. 

Calming all these wild alarms; 
Let me, underneath my weakness. 
Feel the everlasting arms. 

5 Feeble, trembling, fainting, dying. 

Lord, I cast myself on Thee ; 
Tarry with me through the darkness; 
While I sleep, still watch by me. 

6 Tarry with me, O my Saviour! 

Lay my head upon Thy breast 
Till the morning; then awake me I 
Morning of eternal rest. 



634 L. M. 

SAVIOLTR, when night involves the skies. 
My soul, adoring, turns to Thee; 
Thee, self-abased in mortal guise, 
And wrapt in shades of death for me. 

2 On Thee my waking raptures dwell. 

When crimson gleams the east adorn, 
Thee, victor of the grave and hell. 
Thee, source of life's eternal morn. 

3 When noon her throne in light arrays. 

To Thee my soul triumphant springs; 
Thee, throned in glory's endless blaze, 
Thee, Lord of lords and King of kings. 
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636 8s. 

IXSPIRER and hearer of prayer, 
Thou shepherd and guardian of Thine, 
My all to Thy covenant care, 
I, sleeping or waking, resign. 

2 If Thou art my shield and my sun. 

The niglit is no darkness to me ; 
And, fast as my minutes roll on, 
They bring me but nearer to Thee. 

3 A sovereign protector I have. 

Unseen, yet forever at hand; 
Unchangeably faithful to save. 
Almighty to rule and command. 



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4 His smiles and His comforts abound, 
His grace, as the dew, shall descend; 
And walls of salvation surround 
The soul He delights to defend. 



637 L.M. 

GREAT God, to Thee my evening song 
With humble gratitude I raise : 
Oh, let Thy mercy tune my tongue. 
And fill my heart with lively praise. 

2 My days unclouded as they pass, 

And every onward rolling hour. 
Are monuments of wondrous grace. 
And witness to Thy love and power. 

3 And yet this thoughtless, wretched heart, 

Too oft regai-dless of Thy love, 
Ungrateful, can from Thee depart. 
And from the path of duty rove. 

4 Seal my forgiveness in the blood 

Of Christ my Lord; His Name alone 
I plead for pardon, gracious God, 
And kind acceptance at Thy throne. 

5 With hope in Him mine eyelids close; 

With sleep refresh my feeble frame; 
Safe in Thy care may I repose, 
And wake with praises to Thy Name. 

638 8.78.7.7.7. 

THROUGH the day Thy love has spared us ; 
Hear us ere the hour of rest: 
Through the silent watches guard us, 
Let no foe our peace molest; 
Jesus, Thou our guardian be; 
Sweet it is to trust in Thee. 

2 Pilgrims here on earth, and strangers. 
Dwelling in the midst of foes; 
Us and ours preserve from dangers; 
In Thine arms may we repose; 
And, when life's short day is past. 
Rest with Thee in heaven at last. 



639 8.7 

HEAR our prayer, O Heavenly Father, 
Ere we lay us down to sleep; 
Bid Thine angels, pure and holy, 
Round our bed their vigils keep. 
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2 Heavy though our sins, Tliy mercy 

Far outweighs them every one, 
Down before tlie cross we cast them, 
Trusting in Thy help alone. 

3 Keep us through this night of peril 

Stife beneath its sheltering shade; 
Take us to Thy rest, we pray Thee, 
When our pilgrimage is made. , 

4 None can measure out Thy patience 

By tlie span of human thought; 
None can boimd the tender mercies 
Wliich Thy holy Son has bought. 

5 Pardon all our past transgressions, 

(iive us strength for days to come; 
Guide and guard us with Thy blessing 
Till Thine angels bear us home. 



640 



C. M. 



TO Sion's hill I lift mj eyes, 
From thence expecting aid; 
From Sion's hill, and Sion's God, 
Who heaven and earth has made. 

2 He will not let thy foot be moved, 

Tliy guardian will not sleep; 
Behold, the God who slumbers not 
Will favored Israel keep. 

3 Sheltered beneath th' Almighty's wings, 

Thou shalt securely rest, 
Where neither sun nor moon shall thee 
By day or night molest. 

4 At homo, abroad, in peace, in war, 

Thy (tcxI shall thee defend; 
Conduct thee through life's pilgrimage. 
Safe to thy journey's end. 



641 

LORD, forever at Thy side 
Let my place and portion be : 
Strip me of the robe of pride, 
Clothe me with humility. 

2 Meekly may my soul receive, 
All Thy Spirit hath revealed; 
Thou hast spoken; I believe, 
Though the oracle be sealed. 



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3 Humble as a little child, 

Weaned from the mother's breast, 
By no subtleties beguiled, 
On Thy faithful word I rest. 

4 Israel now and evermore, 

In the Lord Jehovah trust; 
Him, in all His ways, adore. 
Wise, and wonderful, and just. 



642 L. M. 

TURNED by Thy grace I look within 
My restless soul, nor knew till now 
The stains I bear, the wounds my sin 
Has scarred upon my Saviour's brow. 

2 The sight afflicts my guilty soul : 

My conscience cries and spares me not. 
Griefs bitter waves now o'er me roll: 
Teai-s flow that cannot cleanse one spot. 

3 O God, my God, I see my sin: 

I crucifled the Lord of love. 
Wormwood and gall I gave to Him ; 
And sorely grieved God's holy Dove. 

4 Turned back and won by grace so free, I 

My sin confessed I'll ne'er repeat: 
Converted now, my aim shall be 
To tread the prints of Christ's dear feet. 

5 Forgiveness for the wrongs done me, | 

With my wh(»le heart I freely give; 

'Tis only so that there can be 

Pardon from Christ and grace to live. | 

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My sin thus seen, wept o'er, confest, | 

Turned from and loathed as i)aiuing Thee, 

As Thou forgiv'st, O Saviour blest, I 

Is pardoned, cleansed I My soul is free. | 



2 Give me a true regard, 

A single, steady aim, 
Unmoved by threatening or reward. 

To Thee and Thy great Name ; 
A jealous, just concern 

For Thine immortal praise ; 
A pure desire that all may learn 

And glorify Thy grace. 

3 I rest upon Tliy word ; 

The promise is for me; 
My succor and salvation, Lord, 

Shall surely come from Thee : 
But let me still abide. 

Nor from my hope remove. 
Till Thou my patient spirit guide 

Into Thy perfect love. 



!644 7s 

COME, my soul, thy suit prepare; 
Jesus loves to answer prayer; 
He Himself has bid thee pray. 
Therefore will not say thee, Nay. 

2 Thou art coming to a King: 
Large petitions with thee bring; 
For His grace and power are such. 
None can ever ask too much. 

3 With my burden I begin: 
Lord, remove this lojwl of sin; 
Let Thy blood, for sinners spilt, 
Set my conscience free from guilt. 

4 Lord, I come to Thee for rest; 
Take possession of my breast; 
There Thy blood-bought right maintain. 
And without a rival reign. 

5 While I am a pilgrim here, 
Let Thy love my spirit cheer; 
As my guide, my guard, my friend. 
Lead me to my journey's end. 



643 



S.M. 



JESUS, my strength, my hope. 
On Thee I cast my care ; 
With humble confidence look uj). 

And know Thou hear st my prayer. 
Give me on Thee to wait. 
Till I can all things do; 
On Thee, almighty to create. 
Almighty to renew, 
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Show me what I have to do; 
I Every h<mr my strength renew ; 

Let me live a life of faith; 
Let me die Thy people's death. 

645 



CM. 



APPROACH, my soul, the mercy-seat, 
Where Jesus answei*s prayer; 
There humbly fall before His feVt, 
For none can perish there. 



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2 Thy promise is my only plea, 

With this I venture nip:h ; 
Thou callest burdened souls to Thee, 
And such, O Lord, am 1. 

3 Bowed down beneath a load of sin, 

By Satan sorely pressed, 
By war without, and fears within, 
I come to Thee for rest. 

4 Be Thou my shield and hidinjj-place; 

That, sheltered near Thy side, 
I may my fierce accuser face, 
And tell him. Thou hast died ! 

5 O wondrous love ! to bleed and die. 

To bear the cross and shame, 
That guilty sinners, such as I, 
Might plead Thy gracious Name. 



646 



CM. 



MY God, I love Thee : not because 
I hope for heaven thereby ; 
Nor yet because if I love not 
I must forever die. 

2 But, O my Jesus, Thou didst me 

Upon the cross embrace; 
For me didst bear the nails and spear, 
And manifold disgrace, 

3 And griefs and torments numberless. 

And sweat of agony, 
E'en death itself; and all for me 
Who was Thine enemy. 

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4 Then why, O blessed Jesus Christ, 

Should I not love Thee well ? 
Not for the hope of winning heaven. 
Nor of escaping hell ; 

5 Not with the hope of gaining aught; 

Not seeking a reward : 
But as Thyself hast loved me, 
O ever-loving Lord I 

6 E'en so I love Thee, and will love, 

And in Thy praise will sing; 
Solely because Thou art my God, 
And my eternal King. 
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647 



6.4.6.4.6.6.4. 

MORE love to Thee, O Christ! 
More love to Thee! 
Hear Thou the prayer 1 make 

On bended knee ; 
This is my earnest plea, 
More love, O Christ, to Thee, 
More love to Thee ! 

2 Once earthly joy I craved. 

Sought i^eace and rest; 
Now Thee alone I seek; 

Give what is best: 
This all my prayer shall be. 
More love, O Christ, to Thee I 

More love to Thee I 

3 Let sorrow do its work, 

Send grief and pain; 
Sweet are Thy messengers, 

Sweet their refi*ain, 
When they can sing with me. 
More love', O Christ, to Thee, 

More love to Thee. 

4 Then shall my latest breath 

Whisper Thy praise ; 
This be tlie parting cry 

My heart shall raise. 
This still its prayer shall be. 
More love, O Christ, to Tliee, 

More love to Thee I 

648 L.M. 

No change of time shall ever shock 
My firm affection. Lord, to Thee; 
For Thou hast always been my rock, 
A fortress and defence to me. 

2 Thou my deliverer art, my God; 

My trust is in Thy mighty power: 
Thou art my shield from foes abroa<l. 
At home my safeguard and my tower^ 

3 To Thee I will address my prayer. 

To Whom all praise we justly owe; 
So shall I, by Thy watchful care, 
Be guarded safe from every foe. 



649 



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BREAST the wave. Christian, 
When it is strongest; 
Watch for day. Christian, 
When the night's longest; 



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Onward and onward still 

Be thine endeavor; 
The rest that remaineth 

Will be forever. 

2 Fight the fight, Christian, 

Jesus is o'er thee; 
Run the race, Christian, 

Heaven is before thee ; 
He Who hatli promised 

Faltereth never; 
He Who hath loved so well, 

Loveth forever, 

8 Lift thine eye, Christian, 

Just as it eloseth; 
Raise tliy heart. Christian, 

Ere it reposeth; 
Thee from the love of Christ 

Nothing shall sever; 
And, when tliy work is done, 

Praise Him forever. 



650 



CM. 



WHEN all Thy mercies, O my God, 
My rising soul surveys. 
Transported witli the view, Pm lost 
In wonder, love, and praise. 

2 Oh, how shall words with equal warmth 

The gratitude declare 
That glows within my ravished heart ? 
But Thou canst rejid it there. 

3 Ten thousand thousand precious gifts 

My daily thanks employ ; 
Nor is the least a cheerful heart, 
That tastes those gifts with joy. 

4 Through every period of my life 

Thy goodness I'll pursue; 
And after death, in distant worlds, 
The glorious theme renew. 

5 When nature fails, and day and night 

Divide Thy works no more, 
My ever grateful heart, O Lord, 
Thy mercy shall adore. 

6 Through all eternity, to Thee 

A joyful song I'll raise; 
But oh, eteniity's too short 
To utter all thy pmisel 
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THOU hidden love of God, whose height, 
Whose depth unfathomed uo man 
knows : 
I see from far Thy beauteous light, 

Inly I sigh for Thy repose : 
My heart is pained, nor can it be 
At rest till it find rest in Thee. 

2 Is there a thing beneath the sun 

That strives with Thee my heart to share ? 
Ah ! tear it thence, and reign alone, 

The Lord of every motion there. 
Then shall my heart from earth be free. 
When it hath found repose in Thee. 

3 Oh, hide this self from me, that I 

No more, but Christ in me, may live! 
My base affections crucify, 

Nor let one favorite sin survive; 
In all things nothing may I see, 

Nothing desire, or seek, but Thee. 

4 Each moment draw from earth away 

My heart, that lowly waits Thy call! 
Speak to my inmost soul, and say 

I am Thy love, thy God, thy all! 
To feel Thy power, to hear Thy voice. 
To taste Thy love, be all my choice ! 



652 



7s. 



JESUS, cast a look on me, 
Give me sweet simplicity; 
Make me poor and keep me low. 
Seeking only Thee to know: 

2 Weaned from my lordly self, 
Weaned from the miser's pelf. 
Weaned from the scorner's ways, 
Weaned from the lust of praise. 

3 All that feeds my busy pride, 
Cast it evermore aside; 

Bid my will to Thine submit. 
Lay me humbly at Thy feet. 



4 Make me like a little child, 

Of ray strength and wisdom spoiled ; 
Seeing only in Thy light, 
Walking only in Thy might: 



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5 Leaning on Tliy loving breast, 
Where a weary soul may rest; 
Feeling well the peace of God, 
Flowing from Thy precious blood. 



653 



CM. 



OH, for a closer walk with God, 
A calm and heavenly frame : 
A light to shine upon the road 
That leads me to the Lamb ! 

2 Eetum, O holy Dove, return, 

Sweet messenger of rest; 
I hate the sins that made Thee mourn. 
And drove Thee from my breast. 

3 The dearest idol I have known, 

Whatever that idol be, 
Help me to tear it from Thy throne. 
And worship only Thee. 

4 So shall my walk be close with God, 

Calm and serene my frame; 
So purer light shall mark the road 
That leads me to the Lamb. 



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654 lOs. 

As pants the wearied hart for cooling 
spiings, 
That sinks exhausted in the summer's 
chase. 
So pants my soul for Thee, great King of 
kings, 
So thirsts to reach Thy sacred dwelling- 
place. 

2 Lord, Thy sure mercies, ever in my sight. 

My heai-t shall gladden through the tedi- 1 
ous day ; I 

And 'midst the dark and gloomy shades of . 
night, 

To Thee, my God, I'll tune the grateful 
lay. 

3 Why faint, my soul ? why doubt Jehovah's 

aid? 
Thy God, the God of mercy still shall 
prove ; 
Within His courts thy thanks shall yet be 
paid : 
Unquestioned be His faithfulness and love. 
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LET me with light and truth be blest; 
Be these my guides to lead the way. 
Till on Thy holy hfll I rest. 
And in Thy sacred temple pray. 

2 Then will I there fresh altars raise 

To God, Wlio is my only joy; 
And well-tuned harps, with songs of praise, 
Shall all my grateful hours employ. 

3 Why then cast down, my soul ? and why 

So much oppressed with anxious care ? 
On God, thy God, for aid rely. 
Who will thy ruined state repair. 



656 CM. 

OTHOU, from Whom all goodness flows, 
I lift my heart to Thee; 
In all my sorrows, conflicts, woes. 
Dear Lord, remember me. 

2 When on my aching, burdened heai*t 

My sins lie heavily, 
Thy pardon grant, Thy peace impart: 
In love, remember me. 

3 When trials sore obstruct my way. 
And ills I cannot flee. 

Oh, let my strength be as my day ! 
For good, remember me. 

4 If worn with pain, disease, and grief, 
' This feeble frame should be, 

Grant patience, rest, and kind relief: 
Hear and remember me. 

5 And oh, when in tlie hour of death 
I own Thy just decree. 

Be this the prayer of my last breatli. 
Dear Lord, remember me. 



657 s. M. 

MY spirit, on Thy care, 
Blest Saviour, I recline; 
Thou wilt not leave me to despair, 
For Thou art love divine. 

2 In Thee I place my trust. 
On Thee I calmly rest; 
I know Thee good, I know Thee just. 
And count Thy choice the best. 



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3 Whatever events betide, 

Thy will they all perform: 
Safe in Thy breast my head I hide, 
Nor fear the coming storm. 

4 Let good or ill befall, 

It must be good for me; 
Secure of having Thee in all, 
Of having all in Thee. 



658 c. M. 

LOKD, it belongs not to my care 
Whether I die or live; 
To love and serve Thee is my share. 
And this Thy gra<;e must give. 

2 If life be long, oh, make me glad 

The longer to obey; 
If short, no laborer is sad 
To end his toilsome day. 

3 Christ leads me through no darker rooms 

Than He went through before; 
And he that to God's kingdom comes 
Must enter by this door. 

4 Come, Lord, when grace hath made me meet 

Thy blessed face to see : 
For if Thy work on earth be sweet, 
What will Thy glory be ? 

5 Then I shall end my sad complaints 

And weary, sinful days, 
And join with the triumphant saints 
That sing my Saviour's praise. 

My knowledge of that life is small, 
The eye of faith is dim; 
But 'tis enough that Christ knows all, 
And I shall be with Him. 



659 



S.M. 



TESLTS, I live to Thee, 
The loveliest and best ; 
My life in Thee, Thy life in me. 
In Thy blest love I rest. 

2 Jesus, I die to Thee, 

Whenever death shall come; 
To die in Thee is life to me. 
In my eternal home. 
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3 Whether to live or die, 

I know not which is best; 
To live in Thee is bliss to me, 
To die is endless rest. 

4 Living or dying. Lord, 

1 ask but to be Thine ; 
My life in Thee, Thy life in me. 
Makes heaven forever mine. 

660 8.8.8.4. 

MY God, my Father, while I stray 
Far from my home in life's rough way. 
Oh, teach me from my heart to say, 
"Thy will be done!" 

2 Though dark my path, and sad my lot, 
TiCt me be still and murmur not, 

Or breathe the prayer divinely taught, 
"Thy will be done!" 

3 What though in lonely grief I sigh 
For friends beloved, no longer nigh, 
Submissive still would I reply, 

** Thy will be done!" 

4 If Thou should' st call me to resign 
What most I prize, it ne^er was mine; 
I only yield Thee what is Thine; 

**Thy will be done!" 

5 Let but my fainting heart be blest 
With Thy good Spirit for its guest, 
My God, to Thee I leave the rest; 

'* Thy will be done!" 

6 Renew my will from day to day, 
Blend it with Thine, and take away 
All that now makes it hard to say, 

"Thy will be done!" 

7 Then, when on earth I breathe no more 
The prayer oft mixed with tears befoi'e, 
I'll sing up(m a happier shore, 

" Thy will be done." 



661 



P.M. 

WHATE'ER my God ordains is right; 
His will is ever just; 
Howe'er He orders now my cause, 
1 will be still and trust. ' 
He is my God; 
Though'dark my road, 
He holds me that I shall not fall, 
Wherefore to Him I leave it all. 



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2 Whatever my God ordains is right; 

He never will deceive; 
He leads me by the proper path, 
And so to Him I cleave, 
And take content 
What He hath sent; 
His hand can turn my griefs away, 
And patiently I wait His day. 

3 Whatever my God ordains is right; 

Though I the cup must drink 
That bitter seems to my faint heart, 
I will not fear nor shrink ; 
Tears pass aw^ay 
With dawn of day ; 
Sweet comfort yet shall fill my heart. 
And pain and sorrow all depart. 

4 W^hate'er my God ordains is right; 

My light, my life is He, 
Who cannot will me aught but good; 
I trust Him utterly; 
For well I know, 
In joy or woe, 
We soon shall see, as sunlight clear, 
How faithful was our guardian here. 

5 WTiate^er my God ordains is right; 

Here will I take my stand, 
Though sorrow, need, or death make earth 
For me a desert land. 
My Father's care 
Is round me there. 
He holds me that I shall not fall; 
And so to Him I leave it all. 



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CM. 



662 



7S. 



SOVEREIGN ruler of the skies. 
Ever gracious, ever wise, 
All our times are in Thy hand, 
All events at Thy command. 

2 He that formed us in the womb. 
He shall guide us to the tomb; 
All our ways shall ever be 
Ordered by His wise decree. 

3 Times of sickness, times of health, 
Blighting want and cheerful wealth. 
All our pleasures, all our X)ain8, 
Come, and end, as God ordains. 

4 May we always own Thy hand. 
Still to Thee surrendered stand, 
Know that Thou ait God alone. 
We and ours are all Thy own! 

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FATHER, whate'er of earthly bliss 
Thy sovereign will denies, . 
Accepted at Thy throne of grace 
Let this petition rise. 

2 Give me a calm and thankful heart. 

From every murmur free ; 
The blessings of Thy grace impart, 
And make me live to Thee. 

3 Let the sweet hope that Thou art mine 

My path of life attend : 
Thy presence through my journey shine. 
And crown my journey's end. 



664 



CM. 



WHILE Thee I seek, protecting Power, 
Be my vain wishes stilled ; 
And may this consecrated hour 
With better hopes be filled. 

2 Thy love the power of thought bestowed, 

To Thee my thoughts would soar: 
Thy mercy o'er my life has flowed, 
That mercy I adore. 

3 In each event of life, how clear 

Thy ruling hand I see; 
Each blessing to my soul more dear, 
Because conferred by Thee. 

4 In every joy that crowns my days, 

In eveiy pain I bear, 
My heart shall find delight in praise. 
Or seek relief in prayer. 

5 Wlien gladness wings my favored hour. 

Thy love my thoughts shall fill; 
Resigned when storms of sorrow lower. 
My soul shall meet Thy will. 

6 My lifted eye, without a tear. 

The gathering storms shall see; 
My steadfast heart shall know no fear. 
That heart will rest on Thee. 



665 



S.M. 



BLEST be the tie that binds 
Our hearts in Jesus' love: 
The fellowship of Christian minds 
Is like to that above. 



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2 Before our Father's throne 

We pour united prayers; 
Our fears, our hopes, our aims are one ; 
Our comforts and our cares. 

3 We share our mutual woes, 

Our mutual burdens bear; 
And often for each other flows 
The sympathizing tear. 

4 When we at death must part, 

Not like the world' s, our pain ; 
But one in Christ, and one in heart, 
We part to meet again. 

6 From sorrow, toil, and pain, 
And sin, we shall be free ; 
And perfect love and friendship reign 
Throughout eternity. 



666 



CM. 



I HEARD the voice of Jesus say 
Come unto Me and rest; 
Lay down, thou wearj' one, lay do"vvn 

Thy head upon My breast. 
I came to Jesus as 1 was, 

Weary and worn and sad, 

I found in Him a resting-place, 

And He has made me glad. 

2 I heard the voice of Jesus say 

Behold 1 freely give 
Tlie living water; thirsty one. 

Stoop down and drink, and live. 
I came to Jesus, and I drank 

Of that life-giving stream; 
My thii-st was quenched, my soul revived, 

And now I live in Him. 

3 I heard the voice of Jesus say 

I am this dark world's light; 
Look unto Me, thy morn shall rise, 

And all thy day be bright. 
I looked to Jesus, and I found 

In Him my star, my sun; 
And in that 'light of life I'll walk, 

' Till travelling days are done. 



667 lOs. 

PEACE, perfect peace, in this dark world 
of sin ? 
Tlie blood of Jesus whispers peace within. 
2(U 



2 Peace, perfect peace, by thronging duties 

pressed ? 
To do the will of Jesus, this is rest. 

3 Peace, perfect peace, with sorrows surging 

round ? 
On Jesus' bosom naught but calm is found. 

4 Peace, perfect peace, with loved ones far 

away? 
In Jesus' keeping we are safe, and they. 

5 Peace, perfect peace, our future all unknown? 
Jesus we know, and He is on the throne. 

6 Peace, perfect peace, death shadowing us 

and ours ? 
Jesus has vanquished death and all its 
powers. 

7*It is enough: earth's struggles soon shall 
cease, 
And Jesus call us to heaven's perfect peace. 

668 s. M. 

FOREVER with the Lord! 
Amen! so let it be! 
Life from the dead is in that word. 
And immortality! 

2 Here in the body pent, 

Absent from Hira 1 roam. 
Yet nightly pitch my moving tent 
A day's march nearer home. 

3 My Father's house on high, 

Home of my soul, how near, 
At times, to faith* s foreseeing eye, 
Thy golden gates appear! 

4 Ah ! then my spirit faints 

To reach the land I love, 
The briglit inlicritance of saints, 
Jerusalem above! 

5 Tlien, then I feel, that He, 

Remembered or forgot. 
The Lonl, is never far from me, 
Tliougli I perceive Him not. 

6 So wlien my latest breatli 

Shall rend the veil in twain. 
By death I shall escape from death, 
And life eternal gain. 



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ONE sweetly solemn thought 
Comes to me o'er and o'er; 
I am nearer my home to-day 
Than I ever have been before ; 

2 Nearer the great white throne, 

Nearer the crystal sea, 
Nearer my Father's house, 
Where the *^many mansions" be; 

3 Nearer the bound of life, 

Where we lay our burdens down; 
Nearer leaving the cross, 
Nearer gaining the crown ; 

4 But lying darkly between, 

Winding down through the night, 
Is the deep and unknown stream 
To be crossed ere we reach the light. 

5 Jesus, perfect my trust. 

Strengthen the hand of my faith: 
Let me feel Thee near when I stand 
On the edge of the shore of death ; 

6 Feel Thee near when my feet 

Are slipping over the brink; 
For it may be I'm nearer home, 
Nearer now than I think. 



670 L. M. 

AS, when the weary traveller gains 
The height of some commanding hill, 
His heart revives, if o'er the plains 
He sees his home, though distant still; 

2 Thus, when tlie Christian pilgrim views 

By faith his mansion in the skies. 
The sight his fainting strength renews. 
And wings his speed to reach the prize. 

3 The thought of heaven his spirit cheers; 

No more he grieves for troubles past; 
Nor any future trial fears, 
So he may safe arrive at last. 

4 Jesns, on Thee our hopes we stay, 

To lead us on to Thine abode; 
Assured Tliy love will far o'erpay 
The hardest labors of the road. 
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671 CM. 

THERE is a land of pure delight, 
Where saints immortal reign; 
Eternal day excludes the night. 
And pleasures banish pain. 

2 There everlasting spring abides, 

And never-fading flowers; 
Death, like a narrow sea, divides 
This heavenly land from ours. 

3 Bright fields beyond the swelling flood 

Stand dressed in living green ; 

So to the Jews fair Canaan stood. 

While Jordan rolled between. 



4 But timorous mortals start and shrink 

To cross the narrow sea; 
And linger, trembling on the brink, 
And fear to launch away. 

5 Oh, could we make our doubts remove. 

Those gloomy doubts that rise. 
And see the Canaan that we love. 
With faith's illumined eyes: 

Could we but climb where Moses stood. 
And view tlie landscape o'er, 
Not Jordan's stream, nor death's cold flood, 
Should fright us from the shore. 



672 11.6. 

A VOICE is heard on earth of kinsfolk 
weeping 
The loss of one they love ; 
But he is gone wliere the redeemed arc 
keeping 
A festival above. 

2 The mourners throng the way, and from the 

steeple 
The funeral bell tolls slow ; 
But on the golden streets, the holy people 
Are passing to and fro; 

3 And saying as they meet, rejoice! another 

Long waited for is come : 
The Saviour's heart is glad: a younger 
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3 joy all joys beyond, 


mHERE is a blessed home 
X Beyond this land of woe, 
\VTiere trials never come, 


To see the Lamb Who died, 
And count each sacred wound 
In hands, and feet, and side ! 


Nor tears of sorrow flow ; 


To give to Him the praise 


Where faith is lost in sight, 

And patient hope is crowned, 
And everlasting light 


Of every triumph won. 
And sing through endless days 
The great things He hath donel 


Its glory throws around. 




2 There is a land of peace; 


4 Look up, ye saints of God! 


Good angels know it well; 


Nor fear to tread below 


Glad songs that never cease 


The path your Saviour trod 


Within its portals swell; 


Of daily toil and woe! 


Around its glorious throne 


Wait but a little while 


Ten thousand saints adore 


In uncomplaining love ! 


Christ, with the Father One, 


His own most gracious smile 


And Spirit, evermore. 


Shall welcome you above. 



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L.M. 

PRAISE God, from Whom all blessings flow ! 
Praise Him-, alL creatures here below! 
Praise Him above, ye heavenly host! 
Praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost! Amen. 

L.M. 

TO Father, Son, and Holy Ghost, 
The God Whom earth and heaven adore. 
Be glory, as it was of old, 

Is now, and shall be evermore. Amen. 

D. L. M. 

TO God the Father, God the Son, 
And God the Spirit, praise be given, 
The everlasting Three in One, 

Adored by all in earth and heaven; 
As was in circling ages past, 

Is now, and shall forever be, 
While saints their crowns of glory cast 
Before Thy throne, blest Trinity. 

CM. 

TO Father, Son, and Holy Ghost, 
The God Whom we adore, 
Be glory, as it was, is now. 

And shall be evermore. Amen. 



D. C. M. 

TO praise the Father, and the Son, 
And Spirit all-divine. 
The One in Three, and Three in One 

Let saints and angels join: 
Glory to Thee, blest Three in One, 

The God Whom we adore. 
As was, and is, and shall be done. 
When time shall be no more. Amen. 

S.M. 

TO God, the Father, Son, 
And Spirit, ever blest. 
The One in Three, the Three in One, 
Be endless praise addressed. Amen. 
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D. S. M. 

PRAISE, as in ages past. 
Praise, as in glory now. 
Praise, while eternity shall last. 

To Thee, O God, we vow; 
Whom all the heavenly host 
And saints on earth adore; 
To Father, Son, and Holy Ghost, 
Be glory evermore. Amen. 

1 10s. 

TO God the Father, and to God the 
Son, 
To God the Holy Spirit, Three in One, 
Be praise from all on earth and all in 

heaven. 
As was, and is, and ever shall be given. 

Amen. 



ALL praise to the Father, the Son, 
And Spirit, thrice holy and blest, 
Th' eternal, supreme Three in One, 
Was, is, and shall still be addressed. 

Amen. 

3 8.8.8.8.8.8. 

TO God the Father, God the Son, 
And God the Spirit, Three in One, 
Be glory in the highest given. 
By all in earth, and all in heaven. 
As was through ages heretofore. 
Is now, and shall be evermore. 

Amen. 

4 8.8.8.8.8.8. 

TO Father, Son, and Holy Ghost, 
The God Whom heaven's trium- 
phant host 
And suffering saints on earth adore. 
Be glory as in ages past. 
As now it is, and so shall last 
When time itself shall be no more. 

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ETERNAL Father! throned above, 
Thou fountain of redeeming love! 
Eternal Word! Who left Thy throne 
For man's rebellion to atone; 
Eternal Spirit, Who dost give 
That grace whereby our spirits live: 
Thou God of our salvation, be 
Eternal praises paid to Thee. Amen. 



6s. 



11 D. 6s. 

TO Father and to Son, 
And Holy Ghost, to Thee, 
Eternal Three in One, 

Eternal glory be; 
As hath been, and is now, 
And shall be evermore: 
Before Thy throne we bow. 
And Thee our God adore. Amen. 



6 7s. 

HOLY Father, Holy Son, 
Holy Spirit, Three in One! 
Glory, as of old, to Thee, 
Now, and evermore shall be. Amen. 



7 7.7.7.7.7.7. 

PRAISE the Name of God most high, 
Praise Him, all beh)w the sky. 
Praise Him, all ye heavenly host. 
Father, Son, and Holy Ghost; 
As through countless ages past. 
Evermore His praise shall last. Amen. 



8 D.7s. 

HOLY Father, Fount of light, 
God of wisdom, goodness, might; 
Holy Son, Who cam^st to dwell, 
God with us, Emmanuel ; 
Holy Spirit, heavenly Dove, 
God of comfort, peace, and love; 
Evermore be Thou adored. 
Holy, Holy, Holy Lord. Amen. 



8.7. 



9 



6s. 



TO Father, and to Son, 
And Holy Ghost, to Thee, 
Eternal Three in One, 
Eternal glory be. Amen. 



10 6.6.6.6.6.6. 

TO Gwl, the Father, Son, 
And Spirit, Three in One, 
All praise and glory be ; 
As was in ages past. 
And shall forever last. 
Most Holy Trinity. 
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12 8 7. 

FtAISE the Father, earth and heaven. 
Praise the Son, the Spirit praise. 
As it was, and is, be given 
Glory through eternal days. Amen. 

13 8.7.8.7.8.7. 

PRAISE and honor to the Father, 
Praiee and honor to the Son, 
Praise and honor to the Spirit, 

Ever Three and ever One ; 
One in might and one in glory 
While eternal ages run. Amen. 

14 D. 8.7. 

LET the voice of all creation, 
Earth and heaven's triumphant; 
host. 
Praise the God of our salvation, 
Father, Son, and Holy Ghost. 
See the heavenly elders casting 

Golden crowns before His throne : 
Alleluias everlasting 
Be to Him, and Him alone. Amen. 

15 7.6. 

TO Father, Son, and Spirit, 
The God Whom we adore. 
Be loftiest praises given, 
Now and for evermore. Amen. 

16 D. 7.6. 

FATHER ever glorious, 
O everlasting Son, 
O Spirit all victorious, 

Thrice holy Three in One, 
Great God of our salvation, 

Whom earth and heaven adore. 
Praise, glory, adoration, 
Be Thine for evermore. Amen. 



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GLORY to the Father, 
Glory to the Son, 
And to Thee, blest Spirit, 
Whilst all ages run. Amen. 

18 D. 6.5. or lis. 

FATHER Almighty, to Thee be ad- 
dressed, 
With Christ and the Spirit, one God 

ever blest. 
All glory and worship, from earth and 

from heaven, 
As was, and is now, and shall ever be 
given. Amen. 



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9.8. 
O God the Father, Son and Spirit, 
The everlasting Three in One, 
Be glory due Thy boundless merit, 
While never ending ages run. 



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20 8.7.8.7.4.7. 

GREAT Jehovah ! we adore Thee, 
God the Father, God the Son, 
God the Spirit, joined in glory 
On the same eternal throne : 

Endless praises 
To Jehovah, Three in One. Amen. 



7.6.7.6.8.8. 

npo Father, Son, and Spirit, 
X God ever Three in One, 
Let glory due Thy merit. 
By angel choirs begun. 
As in the countless ages past. 
Be sung while endless ages last. 

Amen. 



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8.5. 



21 



FATHER, Son, and Holy Spirit, 
God forever One, 
Praise to Thine eternal merit, 
While the ages run. Amen. 



8.8.8.4. 

TO Father, Son, and Holy Ghost, 
Our God forever Three in One, 
Be praise from men and angel host 
While ages run. Amen. 



26 8.8.8.6. 

OHOLY Father, Holy Son, 
And Holy Ghost, God Three in 
One, 
While everlasting ages run. 
All glory be to Thee. Amen. 



Father 



8.7.8.7.7.7. 
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PRAISE the 
heaven ; 
Praise the everlasting Son; 
Praise the Spirit freely given; 

Praise the blessed Three in One, 
As of old, the Trinity 
Still is worshipped, still shall be. 

Amen 



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TpATHER, Son and Holy Ghost, 
Jj Three in One; from every coast. 
Earth, and Heaven's adoring host, 
Thy true Godhead x^raise. Amen. 



22 8.7.8.7.8.8.7. 

TO Father, Son, and Spirit blest. 
Supreme o'er earth and heaven. 
Eternal Three in One confest. 

Be highest glory given. 
As hath been from the ages past, 
As shall be while the ages last. 
By all in earth and heaven. Amen. 
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28 6.6.6.6.8.8. 

TO God the Father's throne 
Your highest honors raise; 
Glory to God the Son; 
To God the Spirit, praise: 
With all our powers, eternal King, 
Thy Name we sing, while faith adores. 

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TO Father and to Son, 
And Spirit, Three in One, 
All praise be given, 
As hath been heretofore 
And shall be evermore: 
Let all His Name adore 
In earth and heaven. Amen. 



Hymx 460. 

TO God, the Father, Son, 
And ever blessed Spirit, 
Eternal Three in One, 

Be glory due Thy merit; 
As was in ages past. 

Is now, and still shall be. 
While endless ages last, 
Most Holy Trinity. Amen. 



P.M. 



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30 4.4.7.7.6. 

TO Father, Son, 
And Spirit, One 
True God, be glory given ; 
Now, and while the ages run, 
Lord of earth and Heaven. Amen. 
210 



COME, let us adore Him ! come, bow 
at His feet! 
Oh, give Him the glory, the pi-aise that 

is meet! 
Let joyful hosannas unceasing arise, 
And join the full chorus that gladdens 
the skies! Amen. 



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HVMy 1 

A charge to keep I have 489 j 

A few more years shall roll 205 

A tower of strength our God doth stand . 415 
A voice is heard on earth of kinsfolk 

weeping 672 

Abide with me: fast falls the eventide ... 12 

Above the clear blue sky 560 

According to Thy gracious word 240 

Across the sky the shades of night 204 

All glory, laud, and honor 86 

All hail the power of Jesus^ Xarae 445 

All my heart this night rejoices 530 

All pi-aise to Him Who built the hills 457 

All praise to Thee, eternal Lord 324 

All praise to Thee, my God, this night. . . 8 

All praise to Thee, O Lord 66 

Alleluia! Alleluia! 119 

Alleluia! sing to Jesus! 369 

Alleluia, song of gladness 69 

Almighty Father, bless the word 31 

Almighty Father, hear our cry 311 

Almighty God, Whose only Son 487 

Ancient of days, Who sittest, throned in 

glory 315 

Angels from the realms of glory 57 

Angel-voices, ever singing 808 

Another year is dawning 208 

Approach, my soul, the mercy seat 645 

Arise, O Lord, and shine 264 

Arm of the Lord, awake, awake 269 

Art thou weary, art thou languid 343 

As every day, Thy mercy spares 630 

As pants the wearied hart for cooling 

springs 654 

As when the weary traveller gains 670 

As with gladness men of old 62 

Ashamed of Thee, O dearest Lord 589 

Asleep in Jesus ! blessM sleep ! 250 

At even, ere the sun was set 13 

At the cross her station keeping 98 | 

At the Lamb's high feast we sing 114 

At the Name of Jesus 508 

Awake, and sing the song 370 | 

Awake, my soul, and with the sun 2 | 

Awake, my soul, stretch every nerve 491 ' 

Awhile in spirit. Lord; to Thee 76 | 

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HTMW 

Before Jehovah's awful throne 465 

Behold a humble train 150 

Behold the Lamb of God! 91 

Behold, the Master passetli by ! 168 

Blessed city, heavenly Salem 400 

Blessing, honor, thanks, and praise 247 

Blest are the pure In heart 409 

Blest be the tie that binds 6^5 

Blest day of God ! most calm, most bright 28 

Blow ye the trumpet, blow ! 334 

Bow down Thine ear. Almighty Lord 290 

Bread of heaven, on Thee we feed 231 

Bread of the world, in mercy broken 232 

Breast the wave. Christian 649 

Brief life is here our portion 405 

Brightly gleams our banner 504 

By Christ redeemed, in Christ restored . . 243 

Call Jehovah thy salvation 414 

Call them in! the poor, the wretched 611 

Children of the heavenly King 446 

Christ, above all glory seated ! 372 

Christ, by heavenly hosts adored 189 

Christ, for the world we sing 570 

Christ is gone up; yet ere He passed 480 

Christ is made the sure foundation 473 

Christ is our corner-stone 298 

Christ is risen ! Christ is risen ! 110 

Christ our King to heaven ascendeth 1'25 

Christ, the life of all the living 302 

Christ the Lord is risen again Ill 

Christ the Lord is risen to-day 108 

Christ, Whose glory fills the skies 316 

Christian! dost thou see them 77 

Come, Christian children, come and rai.se 545 

Come, gracious Spirit, heavenly Dove 379 

Come, Holy Ghost, Creator blest 3S0 

Come, Holy Ghost, our souls inspire 293 

Come, Holy Spirit, come ! 377 

Come, Jesus, from the sapphire throne. . . 301 

Come, let us all with one accord 25 

Come, let us join our cheerful songs 443 

Come, let us sing the song of songs ! 444 

Come, my soul, thou must be waking 4 

Come, my soul, thy suit prepare 644 

Come, praise your Lord and Saviour 525 



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HYMN 

H.irk! ye faithful, rouse from sleeping!.. 39 

Have mercy, Lord, on me .352 

He is risen. He is risen 113 

He leadeth me! O blessed thought! 607 

Ileal me, O my Saviour heal 356 

Hear our prayer, O heavenly Father 639 

Hear us, Thou that broodest 128 

Heavenly Father, send Thy blessing 547 

Heavenly Shepherd, Thee we pray 294 

Heirs of unending life 490 

Here, O my Lord, I see Thee face to face. 226 

Holy Father, cheer our way 9 

Holy Father, great Creator 886 

Holy, Holy, Holy, Lord 3&5 

Holy, Holy, Holy! Lord God Almighty!.. 383 

Holy offerings, rich and rare 469 

Holy Spirit, heavenly Dove 514 

Holy Spirit, Lord of glory 223 

Holy Spirit, Lord of love 221 

Hosanna! raise the pealing hymn 549 

Hosanna to the living Lord ! 320 

Hosanna we sing, like the children dear. . 550 

How blessed from the bonds of sin 575 

How beauteous ai-e their feet 486 

How sweet the Name of Jesus sounds .... 431 

How wondrous and great 461 

Hushed was the evening hymn 558 

I am not worthy, holy Lord 241 

1 coukl not do without Thee 594 

I do not ask, O Lord, that life may be. . . 626 

I heard a sound of voices 40;} 

I heard the voice of Jesus say 666 

I hunger and I thirst 344 

I lay my sins on Jesus 596 

I love Thy kingdom. Lord 475 

r m but a stranger here 615 

I need Thee every hour 593 

I need Thee, precious Jesus 592 

I think when I read that sweet story of old 552 

In exile here we wander 70 

la His own raiment clad 101 

In His temple now behold Him 148 

In loud exalted strains 472 

In the cross of Christ I glory 359 

In the hour of trial 341 

In the Name which earth and heaven. . . . 296 

In the vineyard of our Father 567 

In token that thou shalt not fear 217 

Inspirer and hearer of prayer 036 

It came upon the midnight clear 56 

Jerusalem, the golden ! 407 

Jesus, and shall it ever be 588 

Jesus calls us; o'er the tumult 137 | 

Jesus came; the heavens adoring 322 > 

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HYMX 

Jesus, cast a look on me 0.')2 

Jesus Christ is passing by 58;> 

Jesus Christ is risen to-day 109 

Jesus, from Thy throne on high 517 

Jesus, gentlest Saviour 50i 

Jesus, high in glory 541 

Jesus, I live to Thee OoJ) 

Jesus, I my cross have taken 358 

Jesus, in Thy dying woes 521 

Jesus, King of glory 523 

Jesus, life of those who die. . •. 522 

Jesus lives! Thy terrors now 118 

Jesus, Lord of Hfe and glory 351 

Jesus Lord, Thy praise we sing 139 

Jesus, lover of my soul 337 

Jesus, meek and gentle 557 

Jesus, merciful and mild 602 

Jesus, my Lord, my God, my all 591 

Jesus, my Saviour! look on me 342 

Jesus, my strength, my hope 64.3 

Jesus! Name of wondrous love! 146 

Jesus, our risen King 3(58 

Jesus shall reign where'er the sun 266 

Jesus, still lead on 418 

Jesus, tender Shepherd, hear me 526 

Jesus, the very thought of Thee 432 

Jesus, Thou joy of loving hearts! 428 

Jesus, Thy boundless love to me 618 

Jesus, to Thy table led 229 

Jesus! where'er Thy people meet 300 

Jesus, with Thy Church abide 515 

Joy fills our inmost heart to-day 531 

Joy to the world ! the Lord is come 328 

Just as I am, without one plea 5U7 

King of glory! Saviour dear! 540 

King of saints, to Whom the number 167 

Laboring and heavy laden 434 

Lamb of God, for sinners slain 535 

Lamb of God, I look to Thee 556 

Lamp of our feet, whereby we trace 285 

Lead, kindly Light, amid the encircling 

gloom ■ 421 

Lead us, heavenly Father, lead us 419 

Lead us, O Father I in the paths of peace . 420 

Let me be with Thee where Thou art 500 

Let me with light and truth be blest (555 

Let no hopeless tears be shed 251 

Let saints on earth in concert sing 3'U 

Lift the strain of high thanksgiving 303 

Lift up, lift up your voices now ! 1 1 "> 

Lift up your heads, ye mighty gates 44^ 

Light of those whose dreary dwelling 3>9 

Light's abode, celestial Salem 3 ):) 

Lo! He comes with clouds descending. . . 37 



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nvMN 

Lo ! the voice of Jesus 'M) 

Lo ! what a cloud of witnesses 393 

Look from Thy sphere of endless day 257 

Looking upward every day 498 

Lord, a Saviour's love displaying 20;i 

Lord, as to Thy dear cross we tieo 347 

Lord, dismiss us with Thy blessing 32 

Lord, forever at Thy side 641 

Lord God, we worship Thee 202 

Lord, her watch Thy Church is keeping. . 2(55 

Lord, I hear of showei-s of blessing 580 

Lord, in this Thy mercy's day 84 

Lord, in Thy Name Thy servants plead. . 190 

Lord, it belongs not to my care 058 

Lord, it is good for us to be 164 

Lord Jesus, by Thy Passion &2S 

Lord Jesus, on the holy mount 165 

Lord Jesus, think on me 605 

Lord Jesus! when we stand afar 90 

Lord, lead the way the Saviour went 274 

Lord of all being; throned afar 317 

Lord of all power and might 332 

Lord of life, of love, of light 305 

Lord of mercy and of might 518 

Lord of our life, and God of our salvation 484 

Lord of the Church, we humbly pray 181 

Lord of the harvest, hear 185 

Lord of the harvest! it is right and meet. 267 

Lord of the harvest. Thee we hail ! 191 

Lord of the hearts of men 71 

Lord of the living harvest 289 

Lord, pour Thy Spirit from on high 183 

Lord, speak to me, that I may speak 577 

Lord, Thy children guide and keep 562 

Lord, Thy word abideth 286 

Lord, to Thee glad songs of praise 143 

Lord, when we bend before Thy throne. . 354 

Lord, Who at Cana's wedding feast 244 

Lord, Who throughout these forty days. . 74 
Lord, with glowing heart I'd praise Thee 439 

Love divine, all love excelling 430 

Love of Jesus, all divine 598 

Loving Shepherd of Thy sheep 543 



More love to Thee, O Christ 647 

Morn's roseate hues have decked the sky. 116 

My faith looks up to Thee \. 346 

My Father, for another night 631 

My God, accept my heart this day 427 

My God, and is Thy table spread . 
My God, I love Thee: not because 



My Jesus, as Thou wilt! 627 

My people, come make to thy God answer 

true 102 

My soul, be on thy guard ! 492 

My spirit, on Thy care 657 

My times are in Thy hand 619 

Nearer, my God, to Thee 345 

New every morning is the love 1 

No change of time shall ever shock 648 

Not by Thy mighty hand 6S 

Not to the terrors of the Lord 3')J 

Now a new year opens u-Vi 

Now, my soul, thy voice upraising 94 

Now thank we all our God 4.»0 

Now that the wants are told, that brought l9 

Now, the blessed Dayspring 154 

Now the day is over 527 

Now the laborer's task is o'er 148 



My God, I thank Thee Who hast made. . . 617 

My God, my Father, while I stray 600 

^ly God, permit me hot to be 353 



O, bless the Lord, my soul ! 406 

O Bread of Life from heaven l30 

O brightness of the immortal Father s face 7 

O brothers, lift your voices 569 

O come, all ye faithful 49 

O, come and mourn with me awhile 100 

O, come, O come, Emmanuel 44 

O day of rest and gladness 2.) 

O Father, bless the children 215 

O for a closer walk with God 653 

O for a faith that will not shrink 616 

O for a thousand tongues to sing 437 

O (Jod, in Whose all- searching eve 219 

O God of Bethel, by Whose hand 416 

O God of God I O Light of Light! 449 

O God of life. Whose power benign 1:>:J 

O God of love, O King of peace 201 

O God of mercy, God of might 275 

O God of mercy ! hearken now 279 

O God, our help in ages past 417 

O God our strength, our hope, our rock . . 21<; 

O God, unseen yet ever near 22s 

O happy band of pilgrims 499 

O happy day, that stays my choice 225 

O heavenly Father, mindful of the love. . 235 

O heavenly Jerusalem 401 

O, help us, Lord ; each hour of need 330 

O Holy Ghost, Thou God of peace 4S1 

O Holy, Holy, Holy Lord 13J 

23S I O Holy Jesus, Prince of peace! 239 

646 O Holy Saviour, friend unseen 601 



O Jesus, crucified for man 6 

O Jesus, I have promised 60t> 

O Jesus ! Lord most merciful o'M 



My hope is built on nothing less 614 O Jesus, Lord of heavenly grace 3 

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MYMX 

() Jesus, Saviour of the lost 81 

O Jesus, Tliou art standing 357 

(> Jesus, we adore Thee iJ(J5 

O King of saints, we give Thee praise and 

glory 170 

O Lamb of God, still keep me 364 

O Light, Whose beams illumine all 422 

O little town of Bethlehem \ 55 

O Lord, be with us when we sail 300 

() Lord of heaven, and eartli, and sea 468 

() Lord of Hosts! Almighty King! IIH) 

() Lord of hosts, Whose gloi*y fills 295 

O Lord, our strength in weakness 282 

O Lord, the Holy Innocents 665 

O Lord, to Thee glad songs of praise 142 

O Love divine, that stooped to share 620 

O love that casts out fear 429 

O mighty God, Creator, King 314 

O mother dear, Jerusalem ! 402 

O One with God the Father 64 

O Paradise, O Paradise 304 

O perfect Love, all human thought tran- 
scending 245 

O praise ye the Lord 464 

O quickly come, dread Judge of all 41 

O Kock of ages, one Foundation 162 

O sacred head, surrounded 97 

O saving Victim, opening wide 234 

O Saviour, precious Saviour 440 

O Saviour, Who for man hast trod 126 

O Sion, haste, thy mission high fulfilling. 255 

O Son of God, our Captain of salvation. . . 158 

O Son of Man, Thyself once crossed 140 

O Spirit of the living God 292 

O, that the Lord's salvation 270 

O, the bitter shame and sorrow 603 

(> Thou, before tlie world began 236 

() Thou, before Whose presence 676 

O Thou, from Whom all goodness flows. . 650 

C) Thou, in Wliom alone is found 297 

O Thou, in Whom Thy saints repose 300 

O Thou that hear'st when sinners cry. ... 82 

O Tliou, the C(mtrite sinners' friend 80 

O Thou through suffering perfect made. . 27(5 

O Thou to Whose all-searching sight 340 

() Thou, Wlio didst, with love untold 138 

C) Tliou, Who hast at Thy command 426 

() Thou, Who gav'st Thy servant grace. . 142 

O Thou, Who madest land and sea 280 

O Thou, Who through tliis holy week 88 

O very God of very God 330 

(), what, if we are Christ's 390 

O, what the joy and the glory must be . . . 397 

O, wliere shall rest be foiind 502 

O who like Thee, so calm, so bright 318 

O, with due reverence let us all 470 

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HYMN 

O wondrous type, O vision fair 166 

O Word of God incarnate 288 

O'er the distant mountains breaking 46 

Of the Father's love begotten 51 

Oft in danger, oft in woe 494 

On Jordan's bank, the Baptist's cry 43 

On the resurrection morning 249 

On our way rejoicing 512 

Once in royal David's city 532 

Once more, O Lord, Thy sign shall be 30 

One sweetly solemn thought 669 

Only one prayer to-day 585 

Onward, Christian soldiers 505 

Onward, Christian! though the region. . . 612 

Our blest Redeemer, ere He breathed 370 

Our day of praise is done 21 

Our fathers' God! to Thee 198 

Our Lord is risen from the dead 127 

Out of tlie deep I call 350 

Peace, perfect peace. In this dark world 

of sin 667 

Pleasant are Thy courts above 477 

Praise, my soul, the King of heaven 452 

Praise, praise ye the Name of Jehovah our 

God! 609 

Praise to God, immortal praise 194 

Praise to the heavenly Wisdom 152 

Praise to the Holiest In the height 447 

Praise we the Lord this day 155 

Prince of peace, control my will 604 

Raised between the earth and heaven 307 

Rejoice, rejoice, believers ! 42 

Rejoice, the Lord is King! 451 

Rejoice, ye pure in heart! 510 

Rejoice ye sons of men ! 149 

Resting from His work to-day lOS 

Return, O wanderer, to thy home 586 

Revive Thy work, O Lord 610 

Ride on ! ride on in majesty ! 87 

Rise, crowned with light 476 

Rise, my soul, and stretch thy wings 501 

Rock of ages, cleft for me 338 

Round the Lord in glory seated 387 

Safe upon the billowy deep 313 

Safely, safely gathered in 252 

Saints of God! the dawn is brightening. . 256 

Saviour, again to Tliy dear Name we raise 30 

Saviour, blessed Saviour 509 

Saviour, breathe an evening blessing 17 

Saviour, for the little one 253 

Saviour, like a shepherd lead us 663 

Saviour, source of every blessing 4:^8 

Saviour, sprinkle many nations 202 



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Saviour! teach me day by day 554 

Saviour, when in dust toThee 85 

Saviour, when night involves the skies . . . 6:i4 

Saviour, Wlio didst come to give 283 

Saviour, Who Thy flock art feeding 214 

Saviour, Whom I fain would love 355 

Saw you never, in the twilight. 534 

See the Conqueror mounts in triumph . . . 122 

See the destined day arise ! 92 

Shepherd of souls, refresh and bless 242 

Shepherd of tender youth 442 

Shepherd, with Thy tenderest love 410 

Shine Thou upon us, Lord 578 

Shout the glad tidings, exultingly sing. . . 52 

Sinful, sighing to be blest 348 

Sing Alleluia forth in duteous praise 456 

Sing, my soul. His wondrous love 436 

Sing my tongue the Saviour's battle 93 

Sing, oh sing, this blessed morn 54 

Sing, with all the sons of glory 120 

Sing ye faithful I sing, with gladness!. . . . 507 

So rest, our Rest 104 

Softly now the light of day 16 

Soldiers of Christ, arise 496 

Soldiers of the cross, arise ! 671 

Songs of praise the angels sang 467 

Songs of thankfulness and praise <J3 

Souls in heathen darkness lying 261 

Sound aloud Jehovah's praises 136 

Sovereipjn ruler of the skies 662 

Speed Thy servants, Saviour, speed them 268 

Spirit divine, attend our prayers 382 

Spirit of mercy, truth, and love 131 

Spirit of truth, we call 304 

Stand, soldier of the cross 218 

Stand up, stand up, for Jesus 572 

Stars of the morning, so gloriously bright 169 

Summer suns are glowing 210 

Sun of my soul. Thou Saviour dear 11 

Sweet Saviour, bless us ere we go lo 

Sweet the moments, rich in blessing 99 

Tarry with me, O my Saviour! 635 

Ten thousand times ten thousand SDj 

Tender Shepherd, Thou hast stilled 2o4 

The ancient law departs 14 5 1 

The angel sped on wings of light ir)3 i 

The call to arms is sounding 50r> I 

The Church hius waited long 45 

The Church's one foundation 479 ■ 

The cross is on our brow 220 j 

The day is gently sinking to a close 22 j 

The day is past and over 19 | 

The day of resuiTcction! 112 , 

Th' eternal gates lift up their heads 124 

The God of Abraham praise 454 j 

216 



HVMN 

The God of love my shepherd is 412 

The grave itself a garden is 105 

The Head that once was crowned with 

thorns 373 

The heavenly King must come .160 

The King of love my Shepherd is 411 

The life, which God's Incarnate Word. . . 141 

The Lord is King! He wrought His will. 4.53 

The morning bright with rosy light 6:W 

The morning light is breaking 258 

The radiant morn hath passed away 10 

The roseate hues of early dawn 4C8 

The royal banners forward go 89 

The saints of God! their conflict past 174 

The shadows of the evening hours 14 

The Son of Consolation ! 159 

The Son of God goes forth to war 495 

The Spirit, in our hearts 587 

The strain upraise of joy and praise 455 

The strife is o'er, the battle done! 117 

The sun is sinking fast 18 

The world is very evil 404 

The year is swiftly waning 211 

There is a blessed home 673 

There is a fountain fllled with blood 5S4 

There is a green hill far away 860 

There is a land of pure delight 671 

There is one way, and only one 157 

There's a friend for little children .544 

Thine arm, O Lord, in days of old 277 

Thine forever: God of love 224 

This is the day of light 26 

Those eternal bowei-s 3'C) 

Thou art coming, O my Saviour! Sn 

Thou art gone up on high 374 

Thou art the Christ, O Lord 161 

Thou art the Way, to Thee alone 423 

Thou didst leave Thy throne and Thy 

kingly crown *. 323 

Thou, God, all glory, h(>nor, power 450 

Thou hidden love of God, whose height . 651 
Thou knowest. Lord, the weariness and 

sorrow 623 

Thou to Whom the sick and dying 278 

Thou, Who at Thy first Eucliarist didst 

pray 237 

Thou, Who on that wondrous journey 73 

Thou Wlio sentest Thine apostles 172 

Thou Who the night in prayer did.stsi)tnd l.'^4 

Thou Who with dying lips 281 

Thou Whose almighty word 3 il 

Though faint, yet pursuing 621 

Three in One, and One in Three o^'' 

Through Him, Who all our sickness felt . 57'.' 

Througli the day Thy love has spared us. 6:)S 

Through the night of doubt and sorrow . . 511 



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BTMN 

Thy kingdom come, O Godl 333 

Thy life was given for me 1 595 

Tliy temple is not made with hands 299 

Thy way, not mine, O Lord 625 

To bless Thy chosen race 488 

To Him Who for our sins was slain 367 

To Sion's hill I lift my eyes 640 

To the Name of our salvation 325 

To Thee, O Comforter divine 129 

To Thee, O Father, throned on high 246 

To Thee, O Lord, our hearts we raise .... 192 

To Thee our God we fly 188 

To-day Thy mercy calls us 581 

Triumphant Lord, Thy work is done 371 

Turned by Thy grace I look within 642 

Wake, awake! for night is flying 38 

Wake, harp of Sion, wake again 271 

We come. Lord, to Thy feet 528 

We give Thee but Thine own 272 

We love the place, O God 474 

We march, we march to victory ! 503 

We praise Thy grace, O Saviour 156 

We sing the glorious conquest 147 

We sing the praise of Him Who died 95 

We walk by faith, and not by sights 424 

W^e would see Jesus; for the shadows 

lengthen 622 

Weary of earth, and laden with my sin. . . 78 

Weary of wandering from my God 79 

Welcome happy morning 100 

Whatever my God ordains is right 661 

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HYMN 

What thanks and praise to Thee we owe. 171 

What time the evening shadows fall 483 

When all Thy mereies, O my God 650 

When at Thy footstool, Lord, I bend 582 

When, doomed to death, the apostle 

lay 283 

When from the East the wise men came. . 61 

When in the Lord Jehovah^ s Name 548 

When I survey the wondrous cross 96 

When Jesus left His Father's throne 551 

When morning gilds the skies 441 

When our he^s are bowed with woe .... 349 

When the bright mom I see 6:i2 

When the weary, seeking rest 600 

Where the angel-hosts adore Thee 170 

Where'er have trod Thy sacred feet. 319 

While o'er the deep Thy servants sail 312 

While shepherds watched their flocks by 

night 53 

Wliile Thee I seek, protecting power 664 

Who are these in bright array 179 

Who are these like stars appearing 177 

Winter reigneth o'er the land 212 

With broken heart and contrite sigh 83 

With gladsome hearts we come 524 

With joy we hail the sacred day 27 

With one consent let all the earth 403 

With tearful eyes I look around 624 

Within the Father's house 65 

Work, for the night is coming 573 

Ye servants of the Lord 186 



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Adoration— 29, 3G.3, 308, 309, 371, 372, 373, 375, 

38.5, 387, 440, 441, 443, 444, 445, 449, 450, 

451, 452, 454, 455, 450, 457. 
Aspiration— 02, 130, 340, 344, 345, 408, 410, 

428, 429, 4:50, 591, 598, 002, 003, 004, 005, 

000, 051, 053, (i59, 008. 
Associations or Guilds — 158, 159, 100, 102, 

105, 107, 272 at vs. 3, 278, 498, 499, 570, 

571, 574, 575, 579. 
Autumn — 211. 

Clirist's Call— 137, 108, 4.35, 500, 581, 587, 024, 

000. 
Church, Intercession for the — 172, 204, 205, 

330, 331, 332, 3-33, 483, 484, 487, 515. 
Church Militant— 475, 478, 479, 480, 483, 484, 

495, 505, 50(J, 511, 570. 
Church at Rest— 10, 174, 178, 179, 394, 390,397, 

073. 
Church Triumphant — 70, 120, 399, 400, 401, 

402 403 400 407. 
Clergy,' The — 102, 181, 182, 183, 184, 289, 290, 

292, 485, 571. 
Confession of Christ — 100, 102 at vs. 2, 343, 

;r)8, 359, 302, 305, 432, 572, 589, 591. 
Consecration — 18, 90, 345, 340, 395, 427, 448, 

495, 497, 498, 004, 059. 
Country, Our— 187, 188, 189, 190, 197, 198, 

199, 200, 202. 

Doubt — 138, 142, 418, 420, 422, 424, 425, 483. 

Faith — 10 at vs. 2, 22, 45, 90, 330, 346, 355, 

433, 442, 597, 601, 002, 615, 616, 619, 657, 

601 604 6()8. 
Fellowship with God — 12, 64, 307, 310, 319, 

345, 355, 40i), 428, ^U, 
Following Christ — 04, 440, 495, 497, 498, 499, 

606. 

Guidance — 3.30, 3.30, 342, 344, 379, 3S0, 410, 
413, 410, 418, 419, 420, 421, 422, (502, 005, 
600, 007. 

Hope — 42, 322, 397, 403, 400, 501, 511, 513, 668, 

609, 673. 
Hospitals— 13, 270, 277, 278, 304. 
House of God — 470, 472, 473, 474, 477. 
Humility — 409, 594, 002, 025, 041, 052. 
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' Joy — 42, 47, 328, 451, 458, 512, 569. 
Judgment, Day of — 34, 35, 522. 

I Love of God — 95, 90, 429, 430, 432, 018, 620, 

651. 
Love to God — 71, 72, 73, 321, 439, 440, 500, 

554, 590, 591, 040, 047. 
Love to Man — 272 at vs. 3, 273, 279, 570, 577. 

Xame of Jesus — 140, 325, 320, 431, 508. 

Orphans — 280, 281. 

Peace — 14, 30, 484, 004, 626, 607. 

Penitence — 78, 81, 82, m, 85, 348, 350, 351, 

352, 354, 350, 301, 384, 520, 042. 
Perseverance — 490, 497, 498, 499, 540. 
Praise — 21, 303, 3(J7, 370, 430, 438, 439, 441. 

446, 447, 449, 450, 452, 454. 455, 450, 457, 

458, 459, 402, 403, 404, 400, 008, (>09. 
Preparation for Christ— 38, 40, 42, 43, 40, 320, 

404. 
Progress — 393, 395, 491, 403, 494, 490, 497, 

498, 511, 512, 513, 012, 049. 
Protection— 17, 19, 20, 414, 415, 410, 417, 4.33, 

m), 040. 
Providence — 190, 193, 425, 433, 453, 458, 459. 

Spring — 200. 

Summer — 210. 

Submission — 347, 601, 004, 007, 019, 025, 027, 

059, 600, 601, 004. 
Sympathy — 158, 159, 273, 275, 278, 279, (J23. 

Temperance — 282, 283. 
Thanksgiving — 302, 3(38, 309, 017. 
Triumph of Christ — 37, 125, 308, 371, 372, 451. 
Trust — 80, 140, 337, 338, 341, 342, 304, 411, 

412, 4;j3, 434, 581, 597, 014, 019, (521, (>35, 

a57. 

Unity — 237, 481, 482, 483. 

Watchfulness — .38, 39, 180, 404, 489, 492. 
Work — 499, 570, 571, 572, 573, 574, 575, Oil. 



Zeal— 393, 491, 021. 



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Lists of Hymns in the present Hymnal omitted 
from, and of new Hymns included in, the Report 
of the Commission on the Hymnal. 

The Delegation from 



HYMNS OMITTED. 

2. The Lord will come. 

3. That day of wrath, that dreadful day. 
6. The Lord unto my Lord thus spake. 

II. The Lord hath spoke, the mighty God. 

14. O wisdom! spreading mightily. 

21. Christians, awake, salute the happy morn. 

25. Come hither, ye faithful. 

26. Calm on the listening ear of night. 

27. To hail thy rising. Sun of life. 

30. The God of life, whose constant care. 

31. While with ceaseless course the sun. 

37. Brightest and best. 

38. Lo ! hills and mountains shall bring forth. 

41. O'er mountain tops the mount of God. 

42. Hark the song of jubilee. 

43. Watchman ! tell us of the night. 

46. When marshalled on the nightly plain. 



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47- Sons of men, behold from far. 

48. Once more the solemn season calls. 

50. In mercy, not in wrath. 

51. Thy chastening wrath, 'O Lord, restrain. 

52. Thoti, Lord, by strictest search hast known. 

54. Sinners ! turn, why will ye die? 

55. My soul with patience waits. 

56. How oft, alas I this wretched heart. 

58. Hasten, sinner I to be wise. 

59. Sinner, rouse thee from thy sleep. 
61. As o'er the past my memory strays. 
64. My sins, my sips, my Saviour. 

. 66. gracious (Jod, in whom I live. 

75. My Saviour, hanging on the tree. 

77. Who is this that comes from Edom ? 

82. Bound upon the accursed tree. 

85. 'Tis finished ; so the Saviour cried. 

86. Go *o dark Gethsemane. 

SS. Hark ! the voice of love and mercy. 

91. Pain and toil are over now. 

92. All is o'er, the pain, the sorrow. 

93. I would not Uve alway. 

94. (Jod of my life, () Lord most high. 

95. My grateful soul shall bless the Lord. 

96. This life's a dream, an empty show. 

97. It is not death to die. 

10 1. Angels, roll the rock away I 

102. Come, see the place where Jesus lay. 
108. Lift your glad voices in triumph on high. 
no. Thus God declares His sovereign will. 

111. Once the angel started back. 

112. Joy fills the dwelling of the just. 



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IIS- Look, ye saints, the sight is glorious. 

1 1 8. The atoning work is done. 

119. The rising God forsakes the tomb. 

1 20. O, all ye people, clap your hands. 

121. Lift up your heads, eternal gates. 
T22. The servants of Jehovah's will. 

123. Behold the glories of the Lamb. 

124. Stand up, my soul, .shake off thy fears. 

125. He's come ! let every knee be bent. 

127. Come Holy Ghost, Creator, come. 

128. Come, Holy Spirit, heavenly Dove. 
130. Lord God, the Holy Ghost. 

136. When God of old came down from heaven. 

143. We give immortal praise. 

144. Holy, holy, holy Lord. 

147. Welcome, sweet day of rest. 

148. Awake, ye saints, awake. 

150. Sweet is the work, my God, my King. 

151. Great (Jod, this sacred day of thine. 

153. Another six days' work is done. 

154. Lord, in the morning thou shalt hear. 

156. Again the Lord of life and light. 

157. Lord of the worlds above. 

158. My opening eyes w^ith rapture see. 

161. Far from my thoughts, vain world, begone. 

163. To Thy temple I repair. 

164. Now may He who from the dead. 

167. Dismiss us with Thy blessing, Lord. 

168. May the grace of Christ, our Saviour. 
173 Lord, spare and save our sinful race. 
174. Great is our guilt, our fears are great. 
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1 82. Praise to God who reigns above. 

185. How vast must their advantage be. 

186. For the Apostles' glorious company. 

192. Triumphant Zion ! lift thy head. 

193. God's temple crowns the holy mount. 

194. God is our refuge in distress. 

195. Like Noah's weary dove. 

196. The Lord, the only God, is great. 

197. One sole baptismal sign. 

198. Head of the hosts in glory. 

199. With joy shall I behold the day. 
201. Forth from the dark and stormy sky. 
204. To Jesus, our exalted Lord. 

206. And are we now brought near to God? 

212. The gentle Saviour calls. 

215. O, in the morn of life, when youth. 

217. My God, Thy covenant of love. 

219. When His salvation bringing. 

221. How bless'd are they who always keep I 

222. O, happy is the man who hears. 

223. What a strange and wondrous story. 

224. By cool Siloam's shady rill. 

228. O, write upon my memory. Lord. 

239. Witness, ye men and angels, now. 

241. Lord, shall Thy children come to Thee? 

243. His mercy and his truth. 

244. May God accept our vow. 

245. O, God of hosts, the mighty Lord. 

246. As by the light of opening day. 

247. Deign this union to approve. 

248. The voice that breathed o'er Eden. 

249. Be still, my heart, these anxious cares. 



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250 When gathering clouds around I view. 
253. Thou art my hiding place, O LorcJ ! 
255. When musing sorrow weeps the past. 

258. Lord, let me know my term of days. 

259. Hear what the voice from heaven declares. 

261. Not for the dead in Christ we weep. 

262. As the sweet flower that scents the morn. 

264. Star of peace, to wanderers weary. 

265. Fierce was the wild billow. 

266. When through the torn sail the wild tempest is streaming. 

268. O Thou, who didst prepare. 

269. Lord, for the just thou dost provide. 

273. Go forth, ye heralds, in my name. 

274. Come, Holy Ghost, eternal God. 

275. This stone to thee in faith we lay. 
278. ril wash my hands in innocence. 
281. O, 'twas a joyful sound to hear. 
286. On Sion and on Lebanon. 

288. O'er the gloomy hills of darkness. 

290. Ye Christian heralds, go, proclaim. 

291. Hasten the time appointed. 

293. When, Lord, to this our western land. 

294. Di.sown'd of heaven, by man oppress'd. 

295. High on the bending willows hung. 

297. Rich are the joys which cannot die. 

298. Sow in the morn thy seed. 

301. O come, loud anthems let us sing. 

304. Salvation doth to God belong. 

305. Praise, O praise our God and King. 
307. Before the Lord we bow. 

311. Almighty Lord, before thy throne. 
313. Now may the God of grace and power. 



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318. Forth in thy name, O Lord, I go. 

319. He that has God his guardian made. 

320. O God, my gracious God, to thee. 

321. Up to the hills I lift mine eyes. 

322. We build with fruitless cost, unless. 

323. When I can trust my all with God. 

324. My Cxod, how endless is thy love. 
■327. To morrow, Lord, is thine. 

325. Arise, my soul, with rapture rise. 
334. The day is past and gone. 

347. Now from the altar of our hearts. 

348. Time hastens on, ye longing saints. 

350. Safely through another week. 

351. Lord, when this holy morning broke. 

353. The winged heralds of the day. 

354. Dawn purples all the east with light. 

355. Come, Holy (rhost, with God the Son. 

356. God of truth, () Lord of might. 

357. (iod 1 Creation's secret force. 

358. As now the sun's declining rays. 

359. Before the ending of the day. 

361. The heavens declare thy glory, Lord. 

363. (iod's perfect law converts the soul. 

364. Htfhold the morning sun. 

365. A glory gilds the sacred page. 

366. Thy word is to my feet a lamp. 

367. Great (iod, with wonder and with praise. 

368. Instruct me, in thy statutes, Lord. 

369. Salvation I O the joyful sound. 

371. All glorious (iod, what hymns of praise. 

372. To our Redeemer's glorious name. 
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375- Peace, troubled soul, whose plaintive moan. 

376. Grace ! 'tis a charming sound. 

377. He's blest whose sins have pardon gained. 

378. Behold the Saviour of mankind. 

379. Ah, not like erring man is God. 

380. When wounded sore, the stricken soul. 

381. Come, ye sinners, poor and needy. 

382. Ah, how shall fallen man. 

384. The voice of free grace. 

385. O to grace how great a debtor. 

387. Stay, thou long-suffering Spirit, stay. 

389. O, that my load of sin were gone. 

390. (), let triumphant faith dispel. 

391. Rock of ages, cleft for me. 

[The version No. 531 retained.] 
396. Forever here my rest shall be. 
398. How firm a foundation, ye saints of the Lord. 
400. Lord, teach us how to pray aright. 

402. Shepherd divine, our wants relieve. 

403. From every stormy wind that blows. 

404. Prayer is the soul's sincere desire. 

405. All people that on earth do dwell. 
408. Magnify Jehovah's name. 

410. Kless God, my soul ; Thou Lord alone. 

41 1. Ye boundless realms of joy. 

412. O, praise the Lord in that blest place. 

414. (), (iod, my heart is fixed, 'tis bent. 

415. Through all the changing scenes of life. 

416. O, render thanks to God above. 

417. I sing the almighty power of (iod. 

418. Jehovah reigns, let all the earth. 

419. Begin, my soul, th' e.xalted lay. 

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420. I'll praise my Maker with my breath. 

421. Adored forever be the Lord. 

427. With glory clad, with strength arrayed. 

429. Awake, my soul, to joyful lays. 

433. Angel bands, in strains sweet sounding. 

436. Who place on Zion's God their trust. 

438. The Lord Himself, the mighty Lord. 

439. My soul for help on God rely. 
442. Although the vine its fruit deny. 

444. Is there a lone and dreary hour. 

445. 'Tis my happiness below. 

446. God of my life, to Thee I call. 

448. Thy presence, Lord, hath me supplied. 

451. As pants the hart for cooling streams. 

452. As, panting in the sultry beam. 

453. When I can read my title clear. 

457. I love my God, but with no love of mine. 

459. Thou, whom my soul admires above. 

460. My God, how wonderful Thou art. 

461. Thee will I love, my strength, my tower. 

462. Come, ye that love the Lord. 
465. Quiet, Lord, my froward heart. 

467. O, for a heart to praise my God. 

468. There is a fold whence none can stray. 
471. Am I a soldier of the cross. 

473. Awake, our souls! away our fears. 

475. Supreme in wisdom as in power. 

478. Since I've known a Saviour's name. 

480. Jesus, Thy blood and righteousness. 

481. Day of judgment, day of wonders! 

482. How will my heart endure. 

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496. Jerusalem, my happy home. 

497. Jerusalem ! high tower, thy glorious walls. 

498. O Lord, Thy mercy, my sure hope. 

499. My soul inspired with sacred love. 

500. The Lord descended from above. 

503. Happy, thrice happy they who hear. 

504. The Lord my pasture shall prepare. 

505. Guide me, O Thou great Jehovah. 

[The version No. 530 retained.] 
508. The spacious firmament on high. 

510. In Thee I put my steadfast trust. 

511. Almighty God ! I call to Thee. 

516. The Lord our God is clothed with might. 

517. O Thou to whom all creatures bow. 

518. My hope, my steadfast trust. 

519. O worship the King. 

522. My hope, my all, my Saviour Thou ! 

524. The mighty flood that rolls. 

525. Seek, my soul, the narrow gate. 

526. Thy bitter anguish o'er. 
532. Jesus, Saviour of my soul. 

[The version No. 393 retained.] 

It may be mentioned that : — 
16. Hail, thou long expected Jesus. 
188. Come, let us join our friends above. 
469. God shall charge his angel legions. 
486. Christ leads me through no darker rooms, 
are retained, the first lines being: — 
Come thou long expected Jesus (No. 48). 
Let saints on earth in concert sing (No. 391). 
Call Jehovah thy salvation (No. 414). 
Lord, it belongs not to my care (No. 658). 

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NEW HYMNS. 

3» 5» 6, 7, 9, lo, 13, 17, 24, 25, 27, 29, 33, 38, 39, 40, 45, 
46, 51, 54, SSy 59» 60^ 61, 63, 64, 65, 66, 67, 68, 70, 71, 73, 

74, 76, 80, 88,90, 93, 94, 98, loi, 102, T04, 105, 106, 107, 

no, 115, 116, 119, 120, 121, 122, 123, 124, 125, 126, 128, 

129, 130, 133, T35, 136, 137, 138, 139, 140, 141, 142, 143, 

144, 147, 148, 149, 151, 152, 153, 154, 156, 157, 158, 159, 

160, 161, 162, 163, 164, 165, 166, 167, 168, 169, 170, 171, 

172, 174, 176, 177, 180, 181, 182, 183, 184, 187, 188, 189, 

190, 191, 192, 193, 196, 197, 199, 200, 204, 206, 207, 208, 

209, 210, 211, 212, 213, 215, 216, 218, 219, 220, 221, 226, 

227, 228, 229, 230, 233, 234, 235, 236, 237, 239, 241, 243, 

244, 245,. 246, 247, 248, 249, 251, 252, 253, 255, 256, 257, 

258, 259, 262, 263, 264, 265, 267, 268, 270, 271, 275, 276, 

277, 278, 279, 280, 281, 282, 283, 284, 285, 286, 289, 290. 

294, 295, 296, 297, 299, 300, 301, 302, 303, 304, 305, 306, 

307. 308, 309, 311, 312, 313, 314, 315, 317, 318, 319, 321, 

322, 323. 324, 325* 326, 330, 332, 334, 335, 339, 344, 348, 

35i» 355» 35^^ 359, 361, 362, 364, 3^5, 3^8, 369, 371, 372, 

37^» 380, 382, 384, 389, 390, 395, 396, 397, 399, 400, 401, 

403, 408, 409, 410, 412, 418, 420, 422, 424, 426, 428, 429, 

433. 434« 435» 437, 440, 441, 442, 444, 447, 448, 449, 451, 

453, 457, 458, 468, 469, 472, 474, 480, 481, 482, 483, 484, 

487, 493,. 497, 498, 499, 5°°, 5^3, 5^4, 5°^, 507, 508, 509, 

510, 511, 512, 513, 514, 515, 516, 517, 518, 519, 520, 521, 

522, 523, 524, 525, 528, 529, 530, 531, 533, 534, 535, 536, 

537, 539, 540, 541, 542, 543, 544, 545, 547, 54^, 549, 55©' 

553' 554, 555, 55^, 55^, 559, 5^°, 5^1, 562, 564, 566, 568, 

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581, 582, S^3y S^Sy 586, 589, 591, 592, 593, 594, 595, 506, 
'598, 599, 600, 601, 602, 603, 604, 605, 606, 607, 608, 609, 
610, 611, 612, 613, 614, 615, 616, 617, 618, 619, 620, 621, 
622, 623, 624, 626, 627, 628, 629, 630, 631, 632, 633, 635, 
639, 642, 643, 647, 652, 657, 659, 667, 672. 

Please cross out in either list the numbers of the Hymns 
which it is desired to restore or to omit, and return the lists 
not later than Wednesday noon to the Secretary of the Com- 
mission, Dr. H. W. Nelson, of the Delegation from Western 
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TO THE GENERAL CONVENTION OF 1892. 



The Commission on the Hymnal presents its final Report, 
amended — 

By the omission of the following Hymns : Nos. 3, 29, 39, 
45, 102, 104, 139, 141, 143, 162, 165, 182, 187, 193, 209, 
210, 211, 212, 216, 453, 458, 480, 483, 498, 500, 506, 516, 
522, 553, 575» 586, 609, 616, 632, 633, 672. 

And by the restoration from the present Hymnal of the 
following : 

21. Christians, awake, salute the happy morn. 

25. Come hither, ye faithful. 

26. Calm on the listening ear of night. 
37. Brightest and best. 

43. Watchman ! tell us of the night. 

50. In mercy, not in wrath. 

55. My soul with patience waits. 

66. O gracious God, in whom I live. 

77. Who is this that comiCS from Edom? 

86. Go to dark Gethsemane. 

97. It is not death to die. 
loi. Angels, roll the rock away I 
115. Look, ye saints, the sight is glorious. 
128. Come, Holy Spirit, heavenly Dove. 
143. We give immortal praise. 
147. Welcome, sweet day of rest. 
163. To Thy temple I repair. 
192. Triumphant Zion ! lift thy head. 
195. Like Noah's weary dove. 
197. One sole baptismal sign. 
219. When His salvation bringing. 
224. By cool Siloam's shady rill. 



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239- Witness, ye men and angels, now. 
281. O, 'twas a joyful sound to hear. 

290. Ye Christian heralds, go, proclaim. 

291. Hasten the time appointed. 

301. O come, loud anthems let us sing. 

334. The day is past and gone. 

347. Now from the altar of our hearts. 

359. Before the ending of the day. 

372. To our Redeemer's glorious name. 

403. From every stormy wind that blows. 

405. All people that on earth do dwell. 

408. Magnify Jehovah's name. 

460. My God, how wonderful Thou art. 

467. O, for a heart to praise my God. 

471. Am I a soldier of the cross? 

496. Jerusalem, my happy home. 

5p8. The spacious firmament on high. 

519. O, worship the King. 

The only other changes which the commission has made are 
in Hymn 51, verses 4 and 5, and in Hymn 195, verse 2, line 
I, so that it shall read, as in the Report of 1889, *'AIl the 
world is God's own field." 

Although some very desirable new Hymns had come into the 
hands of the commission, and others from existing Hymnals 
had been asked for by several of the delegations, it did not 
seem just to the Convention to ask its consideration of any- 
thing which had not already been before it. 



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