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5 Thus rais'd from death, we live anew ;
And, justified by grace, We hope in glory to appear, And see our Father's face.
Unconscious of its load!
To happiness and God.
In paths of ruin stray: Reason debas'd ran never find
The safe, the narrow way. 3 Can aught beneath a power divine
The stubborn will subdue ? 'Tis thine, Almighty Saviour, thine
To form the heart anew, 4 'Tis thine the passions to recall,
And upwards bid them rise; And make the scales of error fall
From reason's darken'd eyes.
Ard bid the sinner live;
'Tis thine alone to give.
And give them life divine!
On thee my hope depends, Convinc'd that every perfect gift
From thee alone descends. 2 Mercy and grace are thine alone,
And pow'r and wisdom too ; Without the Spirit of thy Son
We nothing good can do.
Our good is all divine;
And righteous word is thine.
The pow'r on thee to call,
Our God is ali in all.
(C. M.) (IIL 1.)
Who, from yon bright throne above,
Still to man extends his grace.
All is by his sceptre sway'd;
So much love to us below ? 3 God, the merciful and good,
Bought us with the Saviour's blood;
Guides us by his Spirit pure.
Let his glory be thy theme:
Harmonious to the ear;
And all the earth shall hear. 2 Grace first contriv'd a way
To save rebellious man,
Which drew the wondrous plan. 3 Grace guides my wand'ring feet
To tread the heavenly road,
While pressing on to God.
Through everlasting days;
And well deserves the praise,
V. THE CHURCH.
HYMN 24. 1 LIKE Noah's weary dove,
That soard the earth around, But not a resting place above
The cheerless waters found; 2 0 cease, my wand'ring soul,
On restless wing to roam;
8 Behold the Ark of God,
Behold the open door; Hasten to gain that dear abode,
And rove, my soul, no more. 4 There, safe thou shalt abide,
There, sweet shall be thy rest, And every longing satisfied,
With full salvation blest. 5 And, when the waves of ire
Again the earth shall fill,
HYMN 25. 1 I LOVE thy kingdom, Lord,
The house of thine abode,
With his own precious blood. 2 I love thy Church, O God !
Her walls before thee stand, Dear as the apple of thine eye,
And graven on thy hand. 3 If e'er to bless thy sons,
My voice or hands deny,
This voice in silence die. 4 If e'er my heart forget
Her welfare, or her wo,
And every grief o'erflow. 5 For her my tears shall fall;
For her my pray’rs ascend;
Till toils and cares shall end, 6 Beyond my highest joy
I prize her heavenly ways,
Her hymns of love and praise. 7 Jesus, thou Friend divine,
Our Saviour and our King,
Shall great deliv'rance bring. 8 Sure as thy truth shall last,
To Zion shall be giv'n
And brighter bliss of heaven,
Hebrews xii. 18. 22--24. 1 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 Zion's hill,
The city of our God;
And spread his love abroad. 3 Behold th' innumerable host
Of angels cloth'd in light! Behold the spirits of the just
Whose faith is chang'd to sight. 4 Behold the bless'd assembly there
Whose names are writ in heav'n; Hear God, the Judge of all, declare
Their sins, through Christ, forgivin! 5 Angels, and living saints and deat,
But one communion make;
And of his love partake.
HYMN 27. 1 BLEST is the tie that binds
Our hearts in Christian love: The fellowship of kindred minds
Is like to that above, 2 Before our Father's throne We pour united
prayers; Our fears, our hopes, our aims are one;
Our coinforts 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,
How keen, how deep the pain ! But we shall still be join'd in heart,
And hope to meet again.
And sin we shall be free;
(II 1.) Psalm cxxii.
The Church in Glory,
To dwell among the blest:
And points me to his rest,
The heaven-built tow'rs of Salem rise;
And shine with cloudless day.
Borne on immortal wing;
Before th’ Almighty King.
For his eternal Son:
Attend and share his throne.
For evermore shall dwell:
And bid the world farewell.
Isaiah lii. 1,
From dust, and darkness, and the dead !
And gird thee with thy Saviour's strength ! 2 Put all thy beauteous garments on,
And let thy excellence be known:
The world thy glories shall confess. 3 No more shall foes unclean invade,
And fill thy hallow'd walls with dread;