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My body with my charge lay down,
And cease at once to work and live. 4 Walk with me through the dreadful shade,
And certified that thou art mine,
I shall into thy hands resign.
Shall damp when Jesu's presence cheers; My light, my life, iny God is come,
And glory in his face appears.
Hymn 311. L. M.
Apd gay their silken leaves unfold,
And fearless of the ev'ning cold. 2 Nip'd by the wind's unkindly blast,
· Parch'd by the sun's directer ray, The momentary glories waste,
The short-liy'd beauties die away. 3 So blooms the human face divine,
When youth its pride of beauty shows; Fairer than spring its colours shine,
And sweeter than the virgin rose. 4 Or worn by slowly rolling years,
Or broke by sickness in a day,
5 Yet these, new rising from the tomb,
With Justre brighter far shall shine: Revive with ever-during bloom,
Safe from diseases and decline.
If heaven will recompense our pains,
Hymn 312. L. M. My days are swifter than a weaver's shuttle, and are spent without hope. Job vii. 6.
ASS a few swiftly fleeting years,
And all that now in bodies live, Shall quit, like me, this vale of tears,
Their righteous sentence to receive. 2 But all before they hence remove,
May mansions for themselves prepare,
Hymn 313. C. M.
1 Sam. xx. 3.
Repent, tby end is nigh;
0! think before thou die.
Thy sins how high they mount !
How stands that dark acecant?
3. Death enters, and there's no desence,
His time there's none can tell; He'll in a moment call thee hence,
To heaven or down to hell. 4 Thy flesh, perhaps thy greatest care,
Shall crawling worms consume; But ah ! destruction stops not there:
Sin kills beyond the tomb.
Singers, it speaks to you,
And mercy will ensue:
How vile so'er he be;
Hymn 314. C. M.
Job xxx. 23. 1 NT ,
And think how near it stands, When thou must quit this bouse of clay,
And fly to unknown lands.
And place us in their stead;
And converse with the dead.
In our own glorious forms,
To dwell with mortal worms.
4 We should almost forsake our clay,
Before the summons come,
Tn their eternal home.
ON JUDGMENT. When the Son of man shall come, then shall be
sit upon the throne of his glory. Matt. xxv. 31. For we must all appear before the judgment-seat
of Christ, that every one may receive the things done in his body. 2 Cor. v. 10.
Hymn 315. L. M. With the voice of the archangel, and with the
trump of God. 1 Thess. iii. 16. 1
THEgreat 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 heads,
And shriuk to see a yawoing hell. 3 But we, who now our Lord confess,
And faithful to the end endure, Shall stand in Jesu's righteousness,
Stand as the Rock of ages sure. We, while the stars from heaven shall fall,
And mountains are on mountains horld,
Shall stand unmor'd amidst them all,
And smile to see a burning world. 5 See the celestial bodies roll,
In spires of smoke beneath our feet;
The el'ments melt with fervent heat.
6 The earth, and all the works therein,
Dissolve, by raging flames destroy'd:
Hymn 316. C. M.
night. 2 Pet. iii. 10. 1
THAT awful day will surely come,
And pass the solemn test.
Thou ruler of my heart,
Pronounce the sound, “depart." 3 The thunder of that awful word
Would so torment my ear, 'Twould tear my soul asunder, Lord,
With most tormentiog fear. 4 What, to be banish'd from my Lord,
And yet forbid to die! To linger in eternal pain,
And death for everfly!