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4 Thrice happy morn for those
Who love the ways of peace;
Or shade their perfect bliss.
The appointed hour makes haste,
And pass the solemn test.
Thou ruler of my heart,
Pronounce the word, -Depart!
Would so torment my ear,
With most tormenting fear.
And yet forbid to die;
And death forever fly!
To see my God remove,
I must not taste his love.
(While twice ten thousand thunders roar.) Tear up the graves, and cleave the ground,
And make the greedy sea restore.
The earth no more her slain conceal;
And shrink to see a yawning hell."
8 But we, who now our Lord confess,
And faithful to the end endure,
Stand, as the Rock of Ages, sure.
And mountains are on mountains hurlid,
And smile to see a burning world.
Dissolve, by raging flames destroy'd;
And mount above the fiery void.
And on that ruin'd world look down:
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.
The latest lightnings glare;
Dissolve as liquid sir;
Amidst the gen'ral fire;
And all in smoke expire :-
When nature is destroy'd; And no created thing remains
Thmughout the faming void.
5 Sublime on his eternal throne,
He speaks the almighty word:
And paradise restored.
This ruinous earth and skies;
The new creation rise.
Thy brightest majesty
My Lord, remember me.
39th P. M.
On clouds of glory sented :
Prepare, my soul, to meet him.
At the last trumpet's sounding,
With joy their Lord surrounding:
On those prepared to meet him.
The end of things created :
On clouds of glory seated :
12th P. M. 76, 76, 78, 78,
And hear her final groan.
In death the wicked and the just;
And grind us into dust :-
At his Redeemer's beck,
And mount above the wreck:
Like flames o'er nature's funeral pyro;
And claps his wings of fire.
By worlds on worlds destroy'd;
Wità siniles, the flaming void;
The grand millennial reign begun;
Around the eternal throne.
To be at last restored,
To earthquake, plague, or sword:
The latest trumpet of the seven,
And both fly up to heaven.