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2 Take bis easy yoke and wear it;

Love will make obedience sweet: CNRIsT will give you strength to bear it, mit While his wisdom guides your feet

Safe to gloryWhere his ransom'd captives meet, 3 Sweet as home to pilgrims weary,

Light to newly-open's eyes, Flowing springs in deserts dreary,—. 3 Is the rest the Cross supplies :

All who taste it Shall to rest immortal rise. 4 But, to sing the rest of glory,

Mortal tongues far short must fall; Saints in heav'n who taste its fulness,

Not e'en they can utter all.
Faith believes it-Hope expects it--Love

desires it
But it far exceeds them all.

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424. Delight in the Lord's Day. S. M.
Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy.EXODUS

XX. 8.
WELCOME, sweet day of rest !!!

That saw the LORD arise;
Welcome to this reviving breast,

And these rejoicing eyes.
2 The King himself comes near,

And feasts his saints to-day:
Here may we meet, and see him bere,

And love, and praise, and pray. 3 One day amid the place

Where Jesu's love we taste,
Is sweeter than ten thousand days

In sinful pleasure past. 4

My willing soul would stay

In such a frame as this,
Waiting the still more perfect day

Of everlasting bliss !

425. Delight in the Lord's Day. S. M.

Rejoice in the LOBD alway.-Puil. iv. 4.
COME, ye that love the Lord,

And let your joys be known;
Join in a song with sweet accord,

While ye surround the throne. 2 The sorrows of the mind

Be banish'd from this place!
Religion never was design'd

To make our pleasures less. 3 Let those refuse to sing,

That never knew our God:
But children of the heav'nly King

May speak their joys abroad. 4 The God whom we adore,

Whose goodness here we prove; Will keep and bring us by his power

To dwell with him above.
5 There shall we see his face,

And never, never sin ;
There from the rivers of his grace

Drink endless pleasures in.
6 [The men of grace have found

Glory begun below;
Celestial fruits on earthly ground

From faith and hope may grow.

7 The hill of Zion yields]

A thousand sacred sweets,
Before we reach the hearinly fields,
Or walk the golden streets.]

1 8 Then let our songs abound,

And ev'ry tear be dry:
We're marching through IMMANUEL'S

To fairer worlds on high. [ground,

426. Delight in the Lord's Day. 148th. This is the day which the LORD hath made; we will re

joice and be glad in it.-PSALM cxviii. 24.
THE LORD is ris'n indeed, 11
And bids bis members rise;
Ye saints by Jesus freed,

Pursue him to the skies:
This is the day the LORD hath made;

Rejoice and be for ever glad. 2 On this triumphant day

Peculiarly his own,
He calls his church to pray

And sing around his throne; };
This is the day the LORD hath made;

Rejoice and be for ever glad. 3 Jesus, to us impart,

Thy resurrection's power,
And teach our quickeu'd heart

Its living Lord t'adore, ...,
To vie with the redeem'd above,
Rejoicing in thy pard'ning love.

4

Us graciously assure
Thou dost our sins forgive,
And then our spirits pure

Unto thyself receive,
To keep the day of rest above,
Rejoicing in thy heav'nly love.

427. The Lord's Day the Emblem of a

better Rest above. ·8-86.

There remaineth therefore a rest to the people of God.

HEB. iy. 9.
SWEET day of rest! for thee I'd wait,
Emblem and earnest of a state

Where saints are fully blest:
For thee I'd look, for thee I'd sigh;
I'd count the days till thou art nigb,

Sweet day of sacred rest!
2 But oft, with sorrow I confess,
My privilege my burden is:

No joy, alas! have I!
When I would take my harp and sing,
I find it oft without a string,

And lay it coldly by. 3 But while I thus confess my shame, 'Tis right that I should praise his name,

Who makes me sometimes sing; Yes, LORD (I speak it to thy praise), My cheerful song I sometimes raise,

And triumph in my King.

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