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HYMN 327:


Pleas'd we read in sacred ftory,

How our Lord resum'd his breath; Where, O grave's, thy conqu’ring

glory? Where's thy fting, thou phantom Death? Soon thy jaws, restrain'd from chewing,

Must disgorge their ransom'd prey : Man first gave thee pow'r to ruin,

Man too takes that pow'r away. 2 I am Alpha, says the Saviour;

I Omega likewise am;
I was dead, and live for ever,

God Almighty and the Lamb.
In the Lord is our perfection,

And in him our boast we'll make;
We shall share his resurrection,

If we of his death partake. Ye that die without repentance, 3

Ye must rise when CHRIST appears;
Rise to hear your dreadful fentence,

While the faints rejoice in theirs :
You to dwell with fiends infernal,

They with Jesus CHRIST to reign :
They go into life eternal,

You to everlasting pain.

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4 Bold rebellion, base backsiding,

Stop your course, reflect with dread ; In deftruction there's no hiding;

Death and hell give up their dead;
Ev'ry sea, and lake, and river,

Shall restore their dead to view :
Shout for gladness, O believer,

CHRIST IS RIS'N, and so shall you,

HYMN 328.


H AIL the day that fees him rise,

Ravish'd from our wishful eyes!
Christ awhile to mortals giv'n,
Re-afcends his native heav'n:
There the pompous triumph waits,
Lift your heads, eternal gates!
Wide unfold the radiant scene,

Take the King of glory in !
2 Him, tho' highest heaven receives,

Still he loves the earth he leaves ;
Tho' returning to his throne,
Still he calls mankind his own :
Still for us he intercedes,
Prevalent his death he pleads ;
Next himself prepares our place,
Harbinger of human race,

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3 Master (may we ever say)

Taken from our head to-day;
See thy faithful servants, fee,
Ever gazing up to thee!
Grant, tho' parted from our sight,
High above yon azure height:
Grant our hearts may thither rise,

Following thee beyond the skies. 4 Ever upward let us move,

Wafted on the wings of love ;
Looking when our LORD shall come,
Longing, gasping after home :
There we shall with thee remain,
Partners of thine endless reign ;
There thy face unclouded fee,
Find our heav'n of heav'n in thee.

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Be mindful of thy promise, Lord, Thy promise made to all, and me: Thy followers, who thy steps pursue, And dare believe that God is true..

2 Thou saidīt, I will the Father pray,

And he the Holy Ghost shall give,
Shall give him in your hearts to stay,
And never more his temples leave;
Myself will to my children come,
And make them mine eternal home.


Come then, dear LORD, thyself reveal,
And let thy promise now take place ;
Be it according to thy will,
According to thy word of grace :
Thy sorrowful disciples chear,

And send us down the Comforter. 4 He visits now the troubled breast,

And oft relieves our fad coinplaint;
But soon we lose the transient guest,
But soon we droop again, and faint :
Repeat the melancholy moan-

“ Our joy is fled, our comfort gone." 5 Send him, O Lord, into each heart,

Our sure, inseparable guide :
O might we meet; and never part;
O might he in our hearts abide,
And keep his house of praise and pray’r,
And rest, and reign for ever there.




I Come, holy Spirit, heav'nly Dove,

With all thy quick’ning pow'rs ; Kindle a flame of sacred love

In these cold hearts of ours. 2 See how we grovel here below,

Fond of these earthly toys;
Our souls, how heavily they go,

To reach eternal joys.
3 In vain we tune our formal songs,

In vain we strive to rise ;
Hosannas languish on our tongues,

And our devotion dies.
4 Dear LORD, and shall we ever live

At this poor dying rate ?
Our love so faint, so cold to thee,

And thine to us so great ?
5 Come, holy Spirit, heav'nly Dove,

With all thy quick’ning pow’rs ;
Come shed abroad a Saviour's love,

And that shall kindle ours.

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