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3 By faith we are come

To our permanent home;
By hope we the rapture improve :
By love we still rise,

And louk down on the skies
For the heaven of heavens is love.

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4 Who on earth can conceive

How happy wa live,
In the palace of God the great King:

W list a concert of praise,

When our Jesus's grace
The whole heavenly company sing!

6 What & rapturous song,

When the glorified throng. In the spirit of harmony join

Join all the glad choirs,

Hearts, voices, and lyres,
And the burden is, -Mercy divine;

6 Hallelujah, they cry,

To the King of the sky,
To the great everlasting I AM;

To the Lamb that was slain,

And that liveth again,-Hallelujah to God and the Lamb ;

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10th P. M. & lines 8. The heavenly Jerusalen.

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We goon shall recover our home;
The city of saints shall appear, --

The day of eternity come.
From earth we shall quickly remove,

And mount to our native abode;
The house of our Father above-

The palace of Angels and God,

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2 Our mourning is all at an end,

When, raised by the life-giving Word,
We see the new city descend,

Adorn'd as a bride for her Lord :
The city so holy and clean,

No sorrow can breathe in the air:
No gloom of affliction or sin;

No shadow of evil is there.

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3 By faith we already behold

That Invely Jerusalem bere :
Her walls are of jasper and gold;

As crystal her buildings are clear;
Immovably founded iv grace,

She stands as she ever bath stood,
And brightly her Builder displays,

And flames with the glory of God.

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10th P. M. 8 Tines 86. Continued.-There shall be no night there. ΝΤΟ

Which never is follow'd by night,
Where Jesus's beauties display,

A pure and a pernianent light:
The Lamb is their Light and their Sun,

And, lo! by reflection they shine ;
With Jesus ineffably one,

And bright in effulgence divine.
2 The saints in his presence receive

Their great and eternal reward ;
In Jesus, in heaven, they live -

They reign in the smile of their Lord.
The flame of angelical love

Is kindled at Jesus's face;
And all the enjoyment above,

Consists in the rapturous gaze.

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4th P. M. 886, 886. The pilgrim's happy lot. HoWhappy is the pilgrim's lot;

How free from every anxious thought,
From worldly hope and fear!
Confined to neither court nor cell,
His soul disdains on earth to dwell,

He only sojourns here.
% This happiness in part is mine,
Already saved from low design,

From every creature-love;
Blest with the scorn of finite good,
My soul is lighten'd of its load,

And seeks the things above.
3 There is my house and portion fair;
My treasure and my heart are there,

And my abiding home;
For me my elder brethren stay,
Apd angels beckon me away,

And Jesus bids me come.
4 I come, thy servant, Lord, replies;
I come to meet thee in the skies,

And claim my heavenly rest! Soon will the pilgrim's journey end ; Theu, O my Saviour, Brother, "Friend,

Receive me to thy breast!

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C.M. The goodly city in prospect. JERUSALEM! my happy home! When shall my labours have an end,

In joy, and peace in thee! 20 when, thou city of my God,

Shall I thy courts ascend,
Whero congregations ne'er break up,

And Sabbath has no end !

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3 Why should I shrink at pain and wo!

Or feel, at death, dismay!
I've Canaan's goodly land in view,

And realms of endless day.
4 Apostles, martyrs, prophets there,

Around my Saviour stand;
And soon my friends in Christ below

Will join the glorious band.
6 Jerusalem! my happy home!

My soul still pants for thee;
Then shall my labours have an end,

When I thy joys shall see.

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At home in heaven.
FOREVER with the Lord !
Life from the dead is in that word,

'Tis immortality.
2 Here in the body pent,

Absent from Him I roam ;
Yet nightly pitch my moving tent

A day's march neurer home.
8 Forever with the Lord !

Father, if 'tis thy will,
The promise of that faithful word,

E'en here to nie fulfil.

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4 So when my latest breath

Shall rend the veil in twain,
By death I shall escape from death,

And life eternal gain.
6 Knowing as I am known,

How shall I love that word,
And oft repeat before the throne,

Forever with the Lord !

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944 21st P. M. 66, 84, 86, 84.

The God of Abraham; my God. THE God of Abrah'm praise, Ancient of everlasting days,

And God of love : JEHOVAH, GREAT I AM!

By earth and heaven confess'd; I bow and bless the sacred Nande,

Forever blest.

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2 The God of Abrah’m praise;

At whose supreme contoiand
From earth I rise, and seek the joys

At his right handl:
I all on earth forsake,

Its wisdom, fame, and power:
Anil him my only portion make,

My shield and tower.

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3 The God of Abrah'm praise,

Whose all-sufficient grace
Shall guide me all ny happy days

In all his ways;
He calls a worm his friend :

He calls himself iny God!
And he shall save me to the end,

Through Jesus' blood.

4 He by bimself bath sworn:

I on his onth depend;
I shuil, on eagles' wings upbone,

To henven ascend :
I shall behold his face;

I shall his power ndore,
And sing the wonders of his grace

Forever more.

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