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4 Thrice happy morn for those

Who love the ways of peace;
No night of sorrow e'er shall close,

Or shade their perfect bliss.
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C. M.
The dreadful sentence.

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The appointed hour makes haste,
When I must stand before my Judge,

And pass the solemn test.
2 Jesus, thou source of all my joys,

Thou ruler of my heart,
How could I bear to hear thy voice

Pronounce the word, -Depart!
8 The thunder of that awful word

Would so torment my ear,
'Twould tear my soul usunder, Lord,

With most tormenting fear.
4 What, to be banish'd from my Lord,

And yet forbid to die;
To linger in eternal pain,

And death forever fly!
50 wretched state of deep despair,

To see my God remove,
And fix my doleful station where

I must not taste his love.
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L. M.
The final conflagration.
THE great archangel's trump shall sound,

(While twice ten thousand thunders roar.) Tear up the graves, and cleave the ground,

And make the greedy sea restore.
2 The greedy sea shall yield her dead;

The earth no more her slain conceal;
Sinners shall lift their guilty head,

And shrink to see a yawning hell."

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8 But we, who now our Lord confess,

And faithful to the end endure,
Shall stand in Jesus' righteousness,

Stand, as the Rock of Ages, sure.
& We, while the stars from heaven shall fall,

And mountains are on mountains hurlid,
Shall stand unmoved amidst them all,

And smile to see a burning world.
☆ The earth and all the works therein

Dissolve, by raging flames destroy'd;
While we survey the awful scene,

And mount above the fiery void.
6 By faith we now transcend the skies,

And on that ruin'd world look down:
By love above all height we rise,
And share the everlasting throne.

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C. M. The dissolution of all things. JESUS, to thy dear wounds we flee;

We shelter in thy side; Assured that all who trust in thee

Shall evermore abide.
2 Then let the thund'ring trumpet sound;

The latest lightnings glare;
The monntnins melt; the solid ground

Dissolve as liquid sir;
8 The huge celestial bodies roll

Amidst the gen'ral fire;
And shrivel as 8 parchment seroll,

And all in smoke expire :-
4 Yet still the Lord, the Saviour reigna,

When nature is destroy'd; And no created thing remains

Thmughout the faming void.

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5 Sublime on his eternal throne,

He speaks the almighty word:
His fiat is obey'd : 'tis cone;

And paradise restored.
6 So be it; let this system end;

This ruinous earth and skies;
The New Jerusalem descend,

The new creation rise.
7 Thy power omnipotent assume;

Thy brightest majesty
And when thou dost in glory come,

My Lord, remember me.

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39th P. M.
The end of things created.
TREAT God! what do I see and hear!
u The end of things created ;
The Judge of mankind doth appear,

On clouds of glory sented :
The trumpet sounds; the graves restore
The dead which they contain'd before ;

Prepare, my soul, to meet him.
9 The dead in Christ shall first arise,

At the last trumpet's sounding,
Caught up to meet him in the skies,

With joy their Lord surrounding:
No gloomy fears their souls dismay;
His presence sheds eternal day

On those prepared to meet him.
8 Great God! what do I see and hear!

The end of things created :
Behold the Judge of man appear,

On clouds of glory seated :
Low at his cross I view the day
When heaven and earth shall pass away,
And thus prepare to meet him.

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12th P. M. 76, 76, 78, 78,
Security of the righteous at the last day,
STAND the' omnipotent decree;
Nature's end we wait to see,

And hear her final groan.
Let this earth dissolve, and blend

In death the wicked and the just;
Let those pond'rous orbs descend,

And grind us into dust :-
2 Rests secure the righteous man;

At his Redeemer's beck,
Sure to emerge and rise again,

And mount above the wreck:
Lo! the heavenly spirit towers,

Like flames o'er nature's funeral pyro;
Triumphs in immortal powers,

And claps his wings of fire.
3 Nothing hath the jnst to lose,

By worlds on worlds destroy'd;
Far beneath his feet he views,

Wità siniles, the flaming void;
Sees this universe renew'd, -

The grand millennial reign begun;
Shouts, with all the sons of God,

Around the eternal throne.
4 Resting in this glorious hope,

To be at last restored,
Yield we now our bodies up,

To earthquake, plague, or sword:
List’ning for the call divine,

The latest trumpet of the seven,
Soon our soul and dust shall join,

And both fly up to heaven.

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