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my flight

3 Ev'ry island, sea, and mountain, 12 If yet while pardon may be found, Earth and heaven flee away;

Thy mercy I've not sought, All his enemies confounded

My heart with inward horror shrinks, Hear the trump proclaim his day: And trembles at the thought: Come to judgment! :ll:

3 That thou, O Lord, wilt stand disclos'd Stand before, the Son of man!

In majesty severe; 4 All who love him view his glory,

And sit in judgment on my soul;

How then shall I appear ?
In his bright, once marred face:
Jesus cometh, all his people

4 But thou declarest in thy word, Now their heads with gladness raise: That sinners who to thee, Happy mourners! :/:

While here they live, repenting turn, Lo, on clouds he comes! he comes ! Shall live eternally. 5 See redemption, long expected,

5 Grant that I never may despair On that awful day appear;

Full pardon to obtain, All his people, once despised,

Since Jesus Christ, to save my soul, Joyful meet him in the air:

Upon the 'cross was slain.
Hallelujah! ://
Now the promis'd kingdom comes !

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ACCORDING to my state on earth

Will the decisive sentence be; My faith shall triumph o'er the grave, They who have felt the second birth, And trample on the tombs ;

The second death shall never see; My Jesus, my Redeemer lives,

But if from hence I take My God, my Saviour comes :

A captive to the tyrant sin, Ere long I know he shall appear Farewel to ev'ry cheering light, In pow'r and glory great;

A scene of darkness must

begin. And death, the last of all his foes,

Lie vanquish'd at his feet. 2 Then, tho’the worms my flesh devour. Thiş transient world is not our home.

969, * And make my corpse their

prey, I know I shall arise with pow'r,

„No soul finds here or rest, or bliss ; On the last judgment-day :

The man by this vain world o'ercome When God shall stand upon the earth,

Will of salvation surely miss: Him these mine eyes shall see,

Jesus alone yields comfort true, My flesh shall feel a second birth,

Jesus is pleasure void of pain ; And ever with him be.

His mercies ev'ry day are new, 3 Then hisown handshallwipe the tears The scorn'd selected fewthricehappyare

His friendship’s fire doth stillremain. From ev'ry weeping eye;

Who havein Jesus'lovę& gracea share. And pains,& groans, & griefs, and fears, Shall cease eternally ;

2 His shame to all will be display'd, How long, dear Saviour, O how long However specious here his dress, Shall this bright hour delay ?

Who is not in the robe array'd Oh, hasten thy appearance, Lord, of Jesus' perfect righteousness; And bring the welcome day.

Who of Christ's fulness ne'er receiv'd,

Will tremble at the judgment-day; 967. T. 14.

However righteous here believ'd, WHEN rising from the bed of death, Then naked must he go away :(they

O’erwhelm'd with guilt and fear, Haste then to Jesus Christ; thrice happy I see my Maker face to face,

Who to the mercy-seat have found thei Oh, how shall I appear ?

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way!

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3 Let us walk the narrow way,

Watchful, cheerful, free from toil, REJOICE, thou happy little flock, Trim our lamps from day to day, Which grounded firm on Christ the

Adding still recruits of oil;
Rock,

Doubly doth the Spirit rest
Shalt dwell with him in lasting day, On his happy, peaceful breast,
When heav'n and earth shall pass away. Who himself to praying gives,
2 Who doth not turn to him while here, Who a life of watching lives.
And love him truly, shall with fear
And trembling, seek a shelt'ring place,

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To hide himself from Jesus' face.

YE virgins, be
3 May Christ continue still to keep,
To feed and tend his dear-bought sheep, At midnight cometh he:

Girt with alacrity;
Until his ransom'd flock shall be
Gather'd to him eternally.

Cease all your mourning,

The Lord will be returning,
4 Help us, O Lord, to watch and pray, Him ye shall see
That we be ready ev'ry day,

In majesty.
To stand before thee thro' thy grace,
And in thy kingdom have a place,

2 Now ready stand,

Yea, always ready stand; 971.* T. 16.

The Bridegroom is at hand:

Sleep not, nor slumber, JUDGEmenow, my God and Saviour. Let nothing you encumber, Ev'n before the judgment-day;

But ready stand; Then to me, a worm, thy favor He is at hand. Thro' eternity display.

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T. 205. PREPARE your lamps, stand ready, ARE you form'd a creature new, Your vessels fill with oil;

Cleans'd by Jesus' precious blood, Be clean in soul and body,
Can you Christ in spirit view,

Your wishes then can't fail :
Reconcil'd by him to God; Hark, 'tis the midnight cry,
Rise, to meet the Bridegroom, go, " The bridegroom draweth nigh'
Mingle with the virgin-row,

Arise, go forth to meet him,
Have you oil, you need not fear, With songs of praise and joy.
Tho' this moment he appear.
2 Rise, go forth to meet the Lamb,

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Slumber not, ’midst worldly care;
Let your lamps be all on flame, O LORD of glory, grant, we pray,
For his coming now prepare:

That each with andent longing may
Then whene'er ye hear the

At all times ready be ;

cry, Lo, the Bridegroom draweth nigh, In faith and loye preserve us sound, You will not confounded be,

O let us day and night be found But can meet him cheerfully:

Joyful to meet and welcome thee,

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XL.

Of the Church Triumphant, and the Glory of

Eternal Life.

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We wait for thee, Immanuel,

Come soon, thy majesty reveal: MOUNT Zion, where the Lamb of Our voices then in higher strains shall God

raise Who for our sins aton'd,

A joyful Hallelujah to thy praise,
And bought us by his precious blood,
For ever is enthron'd;

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Where his redeem'd and chosen bride
Thro' endless ages shall reside;

THERE is a house not made with hands, Is here thro' faith in Jesus' name, Eternal, and above; Our joy and final aim.

And here my spirit waiting stands, 2 Jerusalem, the church above,

Till it shall hence remove.
Now triumphs over death, 2 My Saviour by his saving grace
And when we, perfected in love, Prepareth me for heav'n;

Shall once resign our breath, And, as an earnest of the place,
We shall, with all the saints in light, Hath his own Spirit giv'n.
In cheerful songs of praise unite, 3 We walk by faith of joys to came,
And with his chosen evermore

Faith lives upon his word; His saving name adore.

But while the body is our home, 3 Deliver'd from this mortal clay, We're absent from the Lord.

From sorrow, sin, and pain,
We shall with Christ, in lasting day,

4 'Tis pleasant to believe thy grace;

But we had rather see :
True holiness obtain.
Lord Jesus, hear our fervent pray'r,

We would be absent from the fresh, Us needy sinners all prepare,

And present, Lord, with thee,
By faith in thee to end our race,
And to behold thy face.

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JESUS' life of grief and sorrows, 977.* T. 97.

All his suff'rings, death and pain, How greatly doth my soul rejoice,

Prove in life our consolation, That by my faithful Shepherd's choice, And in death our joy remain, My name is certainly enrolld

Hallelujah! :: Among the sheep of his blest fold! Christ's our Life, hence death is gain. May I by nothing e'er be drawn aside, 2 On his precious death and merit But be a happy member of his bride.

All our hopes are safely built ; 2 My faith victorious now doth rise We rejoice in his salvation, Above all earthly vanities,

Freed from sin's condemning guilt, And hath Jerus'lem full in view,

Sing his triumphs, :jl: That holy city, fair and new;

'Twas for us his blood was spilt ! Thro' faith in Christ I am God's child 3 Jesus yieldeth up his spirit, and heir,

Lo, he bows his head and dies ! And shall the glories of his kingdom From his death we life inherit, share.

Hence our happiness takes rise ; 3 Then all old things will pass away,

We now glory :ll: And a new scene itself display; Only in this sacrifice.

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4. Jesus' body, once interred, 16 In that ever lovely,

Sanctifies his brethren's rest, Heart-piercing figure, And the place which keeps their bod ies As for us bearing justice in its rigor, Since earth lodg’d that heav'nlyGuest,

Upon the cross. Now is hallow'd; :/:

7 What ecstatic pleasure We lie down in hope most blest. Shall I then savor, 5 Our Redeemer rose victorious, When face to face beholding thee forwhat joy doth this afford !

ever,

So as thou art ! Lasting bliss awaits us yonder, 8. On what joys celestial Rais'd to glory, like our Lord; Shall I be feasting, Blessed Saviour, :11:

When, in thy presence from all labor Ever be by us ador'd !

resting,

I sabbath keep! 6 Conqu’ring Lord, to heav'n ascended 9 O! what songs of praises To prepare for us a place,

Will then in heaven Pleading ihine own blood and merit; Resound, when all the ransom'd souls Here, our faith rests on thy grace,

thanksgiving To Jesus bring! There, in glory, ' :||:

10 Lamb, once slain for sinners, Weishall see thee face to face. Receive our praises, 7 Jesus! at thy blest appearing,

Honor and glory from all choirs and Freed, from weakness, grief and pain,

classes, To thee they're due. We, restored to thy likeness,

11 Now let all say Amen, Once shall join thy happy train;

The Lord be praised,
Make us.ready, ::

In heav'n and earth his name for ever Lord, thy glory to obtain !

blessed By all that breathe!

981.* T. 205. T. 58, HAPPY I am, yet o'er my happiness O EXALT and praise the Lord,

Laud his name for evermore, Can ne'er rejoice but with a blushing face

Gratefully with one accord, For it is mere mercy, remains a wonder

With the angels him adore; Of Christ's long suff’ring, when there- Thank him for the faithfulness on I ponder, Now and always.

Wherewith he his witnesses,

Who in heav'n are perfected, 2 In the glorious presence

Thro' great tribulation led. Of God my Saviour,

2 Here by Jesus' precious blood, Tho' with abasement, this great truth Cleans'd from sinand render'd chaste, I'll ever

Own to his praise: They, as ministers of God, 3 That his incarnation,

Him by word and deed confest ; His bitter passion,

In their Lord's reproach a share, And meritorious death procur'd salva- Hated by the world, they bare, tion,

And life for me.

Now they, with th' angelic train,

Praise the Lamb for sinners slain, 4 In his great atonement I'll trust unshaken,

3 They with patience having run Until I once to see him shall be taken, of the prize, at last the crown

Their appointed race, in hope
Whom here I love.

Have obtain'd, for them laid up; 5 Grant to me, Lord Jesus,

Now they serve the Lamb of God, The special favor,

(Having in his precious blood Depending on thy grace both now and/ Wash'd their robes &made them white) ever,

To look to thee ; In his temple day and night.

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4. In fine, spotless linen drest, 13 All who in Jesus' presence live Palms of victory they bear,

Remov'd from mortal vision, By no sorrows e'er opprest,

The crown of righteousness receive, 'Unmolested now by care,

In endless life's fruition ; Free from hunger, thirst and heat, They are now with the Lord at home; They, possessing joys complete,

Our humble expectation Unto living fountains led,

Is, that he'll let us also come By the Lamb himself are fed.

To join that congregation. 5 Since we likewise

may

attain To this happiness thro? grace, And by follwing Jesus, gain

With the saints in heav'n a place ;
May we tread the narrow path,
Not unfruitful in the faith,

WHAT shall I feel, when I
And unto the end endure,

The glorious choirs espy Making our election sure.

In bliss unceasing ! 6 May we always have in view Already in my heart The example of our Lord,

Rays from bright Salem dart, Faithfully his steps pursue,

With hopes most pleasing. Giving heed unto his word; 2 I hear th' enraptur'd song In our bodies, while we've breath, Rais'd by the blessed throng May we bear about his death,

Of the redeemed: That his life may even here

Seated upon the throne, In our mortal flesh appear.

The Lamb once slain, alone 7 Let us call to mind with joy

Is worthy deemed.
Those who have before us gone, 3 Rejoice, my soul, thou soon,
Who obtain'd the victory

When here thy race is run,
Thro' the blood of Christ alone; Shalt have the favor
That we all may zealously

To

gol and join the blest, Imitate their constancy,

And there at home to rest Til we too the prize receive,

With Christ, thy Saviour. And with them in glory live, 4 Then shall our woe and grief

Find a most sure relief 982. * T. 166. UNTO ourselves with deepest awe

In joys unbounded:

Triumphant songs shall be
The spirits of the righteous To the blest Trinity
We represent, and comfort draw

For ever sounded.
From hence, when trials fright us;

5 How blest when we can say, Rejoicing, we behold them now,

All else is fled away,
In Jesus' presence blessed,
From the church militant below

And love prevaileth !
To the triumphant raised.

No longer faith and hope 2 There sits the princely company

We need to bear us up,

Love never faileth,
Of those, who did surrender,
For Jesus' sake, most willingly 6 See, how the victors go

Their lives and worldly grandeur: In raiment white as snow,
Undaunted meeting fire and sword, With glory crowned !

No toils too great esteemed, He grants to them, thro' grace, If they to preach his precious word Around his throne a place,

By him were worthy deemed. On whom death frowned.

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