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123. T. 208. NOW while I, like Mary, My best spices carry To my Saviour's tomb ; I'll behold his body 'Mangled, pale, and bloody;

Now my sabbath's come,

But, alas ;-what spices has

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And Author of salvation!

My poor heart, save tears and crying, Thy unbounded love demands

Heart-felt throbs and sighing!

2 Lo! methinks his body, There stretch'd out already,

Lifeless I behold:

Yes, I view him yonder,
And astonish'd ponder
O'er him dead and cold,
Deep and wide--I see his side,
Livid wounds on ev'ry member
I see without number.

3 Back, the scourges ploughed !
Side, whence blood-streams flowed!
Hands, and feet, and head!
Lips, o'er which death hover'd,
Now with paleness cover'd!

Cheeks, whose color's fled!
Bruised face-still full of grace!
On this scene I gaze ashamed,
Weep whene'er 'tis named.
4 Lamb of God, my Saviour,
Thou shalt be for ever
My most fav'rite theme:
And for thy atonement,
Might I ev'ry moment

Praise thy saving name:
Constantly-thy passion be,
Till my final consummation,
My heart's meditation.

Humble adoration.

5 How blest he is-who weigheth this, That God became his Saviour,

To bestow eternal life

Upon him for ever!

6 O Jesus blest!--my heart's true rest,
Be thou my soul's desire,
Till I too can in my tomb
From this world retire.

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VI. Of the Resurrection of Christ from the Grave.

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T. 132.

CHRIST Jesus was to death abas'd
Because of our transgression;
But now for us, by being rais'd,

Hath gain'd life and salvation.
'Tis this should prompt us to rejoice,
To praise the Lord with heart and voice,
In singing Hallelujah!

2 By none of all the human race

Could death and hell be foiled;
Sin render'd all men weak and base,
All ruin'd were and spoiled;
Death having enter'd by the fall,
Bore sway and was entail'd on all;
All sinners are by nature.

3 But Jesus Christ, the Son of God,
In love and great compassion,
To free us from sin's galling load,
Appear'd in human fashion:
He hath destroy'd sin's pow'r & claim,
And left death nothing but the name;
Its sting can't hurt believers.
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4 How great and wondrous was the Life was by death assailed! [strife, But Jesus Christ, the Prince of life,

O'er sin and death prevailed;
He triumph'd over them in death,
And we are conqu'rors too by faith
In Christ our risen Saviour.

5 He is the blessed Paschal Lamb,
By God himself appointed:
The prophets all aloud proclaim
That he is the Anointed.
If on our hearts his blood appear,
We're freed from death's enslaving fear,
Subdu'd is that destroyer.

6 This is the day the Lord hath made To lively hopes to raise us: Let heav'n rejoice, let earth be glad,

And join to sing his praises: For Christ, our everlasting light, Dispels the clouds of sin's dark night,

And all the pow'rs of darkness.

7 The bread of life we eat in faith
Is Jesus Christ our Saviour,
Who conquer'd Satan, sin, and death,
And liveth now and ever:
Our souls desire no other food,
But our Redeemer's flesh and blood,
Which gives us life eternal.

131.* T. 590.

SING Hallelujah, Christ doth live,

And peace on earth restore!
Come, ransom'd souls, and glory give,
Sing, worship and adore!
With grateful hearts to him we pay

Our thanks in humble wise:
Who ought unto our charge can lay ?

'Tis God that justifies.

2 Who can condemn? since Christ was
And ever lives to God; [dead,
Now our whole debt is fully paid,

He saves us by his blood.
The ransom'd hosts in earth and heav'n
Thro' countless choirs proclaim
"He hath redeem'd us; praise be giv'n

To God and to the Lamb!"

3 God rais'd him up, when he for all
Had freely tasted death,
And thus redeem'd us from the fall;
On this we ground our faith.
For God thereby his sacrifice
Declar'd, unto his praise,
An all-sufficient ransom-price
For Adam's fallen race.

4 The God of peace to guilty man
Doth pard'ning grace afford,
Since from the dead he brought again
Our Shepherd, Head, and Lord;
That Shepherd who so freely shed

His blood for sinners poor;
Who dy'd, but now is ris'n indeed,

And lives for evermore.

5 The God of mercies let us praise,
Who saveth fallen men,

And by his pow'r which Christ did raise,
From death begets again
Us to a lively confidence,

That we for Jesus' sake
Shall of that blest inheritance,
Reserv'd for us, partake.

6 His resurrection's pow'r divine,
By grace on us bestow'd,
Renews us, that we dead to sin,
May live alone to God:
Thus we, supported by his might,
From strength to strength proceed;
And, walking in his truth and light,
Praise him in word and deed.
7 In all we do, constrain'd by love,
We'll joy to him afford,
And to God's will obedient prove

Thro' Jesus Christ our Lord.
Sing Hallelujah! and adore

Ön earth the Lamb once slain,
Till we in heav'n shall evermore
Exalt his name, Amen!

132. T. 590.

BELIEVING souls, rejoice and sing,
Your risen Saviour see,
And say, "O death, where is thy sting?
He dy'd your guilty souls to save;
O grave, thy victory?"
Was bury'd in the gloomy grave,
And, dying, conquer'd death;

But re-assum'd his breath.

2 Rejoice, your conqu'ring Saviour
He lives, to die no more; [lives,
And life eternal freely gives,
Since he our sorrows bore,
To all who their lost state bewail;
For Jesus' precious blood
Doth for each contrite soul prevail

Before the throne of God.

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3 Sing praises to our risen Lord; Life, immortality,

And lasting bliss are now restor❜d

For all; for you and me.
Believe the wondrous deed, my soul,
Adore his saving name;

Rejoice, ye saints, from pole to pole
His love and pow'r proclaim.

4 The Prince of life reclin❜d his head,
Expiring on the cross;

But now the Lord is ris'n indeed,
Is ris'n and lives for us.
Rejoice, and in the dust adore

The Lamb for sinners slain;
He liveth now and evermore,
For evermore to reign.

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2 He, having triumph'd over death,
Now re-assumes his vital breath:
The angels wait with watchful
And joy to see their God arise.
3 Our gracious Saviour, Head and Lord,
Hath well perform'd his promis'd word;
And now would have his church rejoice;
He loves to hear her cheerful voice.

4 Let us then with the heav'nly throng
Now join in that eternal song:
"Salvation to our God and King,
Whose death did our redemption bring.
5 Blessing and praise we give to thee,
That thou from death hast set us free;
Thy resurrection from the grave
Proves clearly thou hast pow'r to save.
6 Thy blood shall wash our garments
white

Then we, with all the saints in light,
Shall joyful meet our Lord and Head,
We know for us thy blood was shed.
7 Astonish'd, at thy footstool low,
With humble gratitude we bow:
Our words can never fully tell
What in our thankful hearts we feel!

134. T. 595. CHRISTIANS, dismiss your fear; Let hope and joy succeed, The joyful news with gladness hear, "The Lord is ris'n indeed!" The promise is fulfill'd

In Christ our only Head; Justice with mercy's reconcil'd; He lives who once was dead.

2 The Lord is ris'n again,

Who on the cross did bleed; He lives to die no more, Amen! The Lord is ris'n indeed.

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He truly tasted death

For wretched fallen men ;
In bitter pangs resign'd his breath;
But now is ris'n again.

3 He hath himself the keys
Of death, the grave and hell;
His is the victory and praise,
And he rules all things well.
Death now no more I dread,
But cheerful close mine eyes:
Death is a sleep, the grave a bed;
With Jesus I shall rise.

135. T. 11.

GLORY unto Jesus be!
From the curse he set us free;

All our guilt on him was laid, He the ransom fully paid. 2 All his glorious work is done; God's well pleased in his Son; For he rais'd him from the dead, Christ now reigns, the church's Head. 3 His redeem'd his praise show forth, Ever glorying in his worth; Angels sing around the throne, "Thou art worthy, thou alone!" 4 Ye who love him, cease to mourn, He will certainly return; All his saints with him shall reign; Come, Lord Jesus, come! Amen.

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CHRIST, being risen from the tomb,
To Mary show'd his favor,
And kindly called her by name;
She, when she saw her Saviour,
Directly turn'd about in haste,
His feet with heart-felt joy embrac❜d,
And hail'd her risen Master.

2 His holy name for ever be

Adored, bless'd and praised, That he hath such invariably

To taste his friendship raised, As Mary Magdalen, and me, Who nought can boast of, but that he Hath pardon'd their transgressions. 3 How happy feels a contrite heart, Enjoying Christ's salvation! Those who have chosen Mary's part And fav'rite occupation,

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T. 185. [Saviour! HAIL, all hail, victorious Lord, and Thou hast burst the bonds of death! Grant us, as to Mary, that great favor

To embrace thy feet in faith: Thou hast in our stead the curse endured, And for us eternal life procured; Joyful, we with one accord Hail thee as our risen Lord.

2 O thou matchless Source of consola tion,

When a heart-enliv'ning salutation
Scarce thy resting moments end

To thy children thou dost send; We would share thy dear disciples' feeling,

As before their risen Master kneeling; Thus shall we, with all our heart, Witness what a Friend thou art!

141.* T. 205

JESUS, who is always near,
To assuage his children's grief,
Unto Thomas did appear,

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To remove his unbelief, Come," he said, " my nail prints And my side,the spear pierc'd thro';" Bold in faith he then avow'd:

Christ, thou art my Lord, my God!" 2 I would go from pole to pole To behold But content thyself my soul, risen Lord; : my Listen to thy Saviour's word: They who me by faith receive, Without seeing who believe, Trust my word and thereon rest, They abundantly are blest."

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