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Where faith is chang'd to sight: Then shall we mix with that blest throng, (song, And raise the ransom'd sinner's In realms of everlasting light.

989. T. 14.

THERE is a house not made with
Eternal, and above; (hands,
And here my spirit waiting stands,
Till it shall hence remove.
2. My Saviour by his saving grace
Prepareth me for heaven;
And, as an earnest of the place,
Hath his own Spirit giv'n,
3. We walk by faith of joys to come,
Faith lives upon his word;
But while the body is our home,
We’re absent from the Lord.
4. 'Tis pleasant to believe thy grace,
But we would rather see:
We would be absent from the flesh,
And present, Lord, with thee.
Watts.

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Walking in all his ways, they find Their heaven on earth begun. 2. The church above no other theme But Jesus' love doth know ; In joyful hymns they praise his name, We do the same below.

3. Him in his glorious realms they praise, And bow before his throne; We, in the kingdom of his grace: The kingdoms are but one.

992. T. 14.

THERE, where my blessed Jesus
reigns
In heaven's unmeasur’d space,
I shall a long eternity
Spend in ne'er-ceasing praise.
2. Dear Jesus, every smile of thine
Will fresh endearments bring;
And streams of ever-new delight
From all thy graces spring.
3. Haste, my Beloved, fetch my soul
Up to thy blest abode;
Haste, for my spirit longs to be
With thee, my Lord and God.
Watts.

993. T. 14.

GOD hath laid up in heaven for me
A crown which cannot fade;
The righteous Judge at that great
Will place it on my head. (day
2. Nor hath the King of grace de-
This prize for me alone; (creed
But all shall it obtain who love

The appearance of his Son. Watts.

994.4 T. 205.

WITH thee, Lord, while I remain, Thou wilt near thy child abide,

Till, thy perfect aim to attain,
, I am wholly sanctified:
All my wants, all my distress,
I'll to thee, my Lord, confess;
Soon will come the happy day,
When all tears are wiped away.
Loskiel.
2. Amen, yea, Hallelujah,
Jesus, praise to thee be giv'n,
That a place for me, thro' grace,
Is by thee prepar'd in heaven:
Ah, how blest will be my case,
When I shall behold thy face,
And, from pain and sorrow free,
Live for evermore with thee.
F. W. Neisser.

995. T. 114.

THE just made perfect, now in glory seated Around the throne enjoy eternal bliss, Beholding God our Saviour as he is ; (permitted Ah, when shall I poor traveller be To join that happy, numerous company, (see. And my Redeemer face to face to

996.” T. B. p. 113.

WHAT happiness,
What joy and happiness,
Lord, shall we then possess,
When we adore thee,
With angels fall before thee,
And see thy face:
What happiness!

2. Amen, Amen,
Then will in highest strain
Unto the Lamb once slain
Eternal praises
Resound in heavenly places;
Hallelujah. : :

997. T. 582.

“FOR ever with the Lord l’’
Amen, so let it be:
Life from the dead is in that word,
'T is immortality.
2. Here in the body pent,
Absent from him I roam,
Yet nightly pitch my moving tent
A day's march nearer home.
3. My Father's house on high 1
Home of my soul! how near
At times to faith's foreseeing eye,
Thy golden gates appear.
4. Ah! then my spirit faints
To reach the land of love,
The bright inheritance of saints,
Jerusalem above.
5. Yet clouds will intervene,
And all my prospect flies;
Like Noah’s dove, I flit between
Rough seas and stormy skies. "

6. Anon the clouds dispart;
The winds and waters cease;
And sweetly o'er my gladden’d heart
Expands the bow of peace.
7. “For ever with the Lord l?”
Father, if 'tis thy will,
The promise of that faithful word
Even now to me fulfil.
8. Be thou at my right hand,
Then I can never fail:
Uphold thou me, and I shall stand;
Fight, and I must prevail.
9. So, when my latest breath
Shall rend this wail in twain,
By death I shall escape from death,
And life eternal gain.
10. Knowing as I am known,
How shall I love that word,
And oft repeat before thy throne:
“For ever with the Lord '''
J. Montgomery.

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A blessed pattern Christ our
blessed sense of guilt impart
cheerful confidence I feel
child of God for ever pants
child true happiness may
country I’ve found
dying, risen Jesus
faithful memory bestow
guilty, weak, and helpless
heart, in every thought
heart, resigned, submissive,
lowly mind impart to me
mortal body he assum’d
pardon'd sinner I remain
patient, a victorious mind
second look he gave, which
single eye, a faithful heart
single mind to me impart
sinner on mere mercy cast
stranger and a pilgrim, I
subject I of Christ my King
table for me he prepares
Abide with me, from morn till
Above the starry sky
Abram rejoiced to see his day
Abundantly our Saviour's
Accept, O God of our salvation
us as we are, though
According to the appointed
to thy gracious
Act full of godlike majesty
Admit us, we pray
Adored be the Lamb of God
Afflicted souls, await the end
Again another fleeting year
as teacher of mankind
we raise the strain
Against the fiercest pow'rs of
Agonizing in the garden

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could we preach in every
do not of his goodness
give me, Lord, myself to
Lord, enlarge our scanty
Lord, how apt am I to
Lord, how very short I
might in my behaviour
might my heart a mirror
remain, Ah, remain our
remember me for good
then my spirit faints
then we feel that life
whither should I go
who are we, thou God of
who can render thee just
why am I so blest
why did I so late thee
Alarm’d at their successful
Alas! and did my Saviour
from such a heart as
I knew not what I did
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All fears and terrors, when he
glory be to God on high
glory power and might
glory to Immanuel's name
glory to the Saviour's
glory to the sovereign
hail, our church’s Elder
his glorious work is done
I ask for is, enough
may of thee partake
my hope and consolation
my own schemes, each
our days, O Jesus
our woes he did retrieve
praise to thee, my God
righteousness did he fulfil
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