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3 The soul, from sin for ever free, ''
Shall mourn its pow'r no more a
Redeeming Love adore.]
The exalted SAVIOUR shines;
On all the heav'nly minds. 5 There shall the followers of the Lamb
Join in immortal songs;
Employ their tuneful tongues.
In their full brightness shine!
All glorious, all divine ! 7 Bat O their transports, O their songs,
What mortal thought can paint ? Transcendent glory awes our tongues,
And all our notes are faint ! 8 LORD, tune our hearts to praise and love,
Our feeble notes inspire ;
We join th' angelic choir !
544. Christ in Glory. 88.* I LONG to behold him array'da
In the fulness of glory above;
The King in his beauty display'd,
His beauty of holiest love.
Where Jesus hath fix'd bis abode:
And fly to the mountain of God ! 2 With bim I on Zion shall stand,
(For Jesus hath spoken the word), The breadth of IMMANUEL's land
Survey by the light of my LORD;
Thy face I for ever shall see ;
My beaven of heavens, in thee. 3 How happy the people that dwell
At rest in the city above!
No sorrow or sighing they prove.
My soul to the city receive.
545. The Death of an Infunt. 8—7.
Let me go, for the day breaketh. GEN. xxxii. 26. “ CEASE here longer to detain me,
6 Fondest mother drown'd in woe; “ Now thy kind caresses pain me,
« Morn advances-Jet me go
2 “ See yon orient streak appearing,
Harbinger of endless day; · Hark! a voice the darkness cheering,
“ Calls my new-boru soul away! 3 “ Lately launch'd a trembling stranger,
“On the world's wild boist'rous flood : “ Pierc'd with sorrows, toss'd with dan
Gladly I return to God. [ger, 4“ Now my cries shall cease to grieve thee,
“ Now my trembling heart find rest; « Kinder arms than thine receive me,
“ Softer pillow than thy breast ! 5 “Weep not o'er these eyes that languish,
Upward turning to their home; Raptur’d they'll forget all anguish,
“ While they wait to see thee come. 6 « There, my mother, pleasures centre;
Weeping, parting, care, or woe, « Ne'er our Father's house shall enter:
« Morn advances-let me go 7 " Yet to leave thee sorrowing,rends me
Though again bis voice 1 hear : “ Rise! may ev'ry grace attend thee !
« Rise, and seek to meet me there."
546. Jabez. L.M. And Jabez was more honourable than his brethren; and his
mother called his name Jabez (that is sor rowful), saying, Because I bare him with sorrow. And Jabez called on the God of Israel, saying, Oh that thou wouldest bless me indeed, and enlarge my coast, and that thine hand might be with me, and that thou wouldest keep me from evil, that it may not grieve me ! And God granted him that which he requested. Chron. iv. 9.20. A CHILD of sorrow from the womb, A man of sorrow to the tomb, Conceived in sin, and boru to grief,
Like Jabez, Lord! I seek relief. 2 Oh Israel's God, who hearest prayer, Ou thee alone I cast my care: Saviour, if thou thy blessing grant, I all
possess, I nothing want. 3 My heart, enlarged by thy love, To thee its faithfulness shall
prove; Supported by thy mighty hand,
I all my fears and foes withstand. 4 From evil keep me to the end;
From sin, from suff'ring, Lord, defend
5 He heard, he granted my request;
Safe in his care and love I rest;
547. Christ the Door. C.M. Then said Jesus unto them again, Verily, verily, I say unto you, I am the door of the sheep;......by me if any man enter in, he shall be saved, and sball go in and out, and find pasture.-John x.9.--And I will give the val. ley of Achor for a door of hope.-HOSEA Ïi. 15. AWAKE,our souls, and bless his name,
Whose mercies never fail;
In Achor's gloomy vale.
The buildings strong and fair: Within are pastures fresh and green,
And living streams are there,
For Jesus is the door:
Nor fear the lion's roar.
And Jews and Gentiles come,
To one eternal home!