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5 O wretched state of deep despair,
To see my God remove,
Hymn 317. P. M.
heaven with his mighty angels. 2 Thess. j. 7. 1 L IFT your heads, ye friends of Jesus,
Partners in his patience here, Christ, to all believers precious, Lord of lords, shall soon appear :
Mark the tokens
of his heavenly kingdom near! 2 Hear all nature's groans proclaiming
Nature's swift approaching doom : War, and pestilence, and faraine, Signify the wrath to come :
Cleaves the centre,
Nations rush into the tomb! 3 Close behind the tribulation
of the last tremendous days;
Earth and heaven
Melt before the Judge's face.
Darken'd into endless night,
Beams the Saviour,
5 See the stars from heaven falling,
Hark! on earth the doleful cry, Men on rocks and mountains calling, While the frowning Judge draws nigh;
Hide us, bide us,
Rocks and mountains, front bis eye: 6 With what different exclamation
Shall the saints his banper see! By the nion'ments of his passion, By the niarks receiv'd for ne!
All discern him,
All with shouts cry out, “ 'Tis HE!" 7 Lo! 'tis HE! our heart's desire,
Come for his espous'd below,
Palmıs of victory,
Crowns of glory, to bestow.
We his open face shall see ;
Love shall crown us
Hynn 318. C. M. All these things shall be dissolved. 2 Pet. iii. 11. 1 THY should this earth delight us so
Wby should we fix our eyes
And every pleasnre dies?
2 While death his sbarpest teeth prepares
Our comforts to devour,
And joys above his power.
The sun mast end bis race, The earth and sea for ever fly
Before my Saviour's face. 4 When will that glorious morning rise,
When the last trump shall sound ! Shall call the nations to the skies From underneath the ground?
Hymn 319. P. M. Behold the bridegroom cometh, go ye out to meet
him. Matt. xxv. 6, 1 CE virgin souls arise,
Unto salvation wise,
Oil in your vessels take; Upstarting at the midnight cry,
Behold the heav'vly Bridegroom nigh. 2 He comes, he comes to call
The nations to his bar,
Who fit for glory are :,
Go forth with joy to meet your Lord. 3 Go meet him in the sky,
Your everlasting Friend;
With all his saints ascend:
Ye pure is heart obtain the grace,
To see without a veil bis face! 4 Ye that have here receiv'd
The unction from above,
Obedient to his love;
Rejoice with all the sanctified: 5 The everlasting doors
Shall soon the saints receive,
In glorious joy to live:
With God eternally shut in. 6 Then let us wait to hear
The trumpet's welcome sound;
Watching let us be found;
Hymn 320. C. M.
the air. Rev. xvi. 17.
Nor dread th' Almighty's frown;
And shower his judgments down.
To meet your God prepare !
His vial on the air.
3 Lo! from their seats the mountains leap:
The mountains are not found : Transported far into the deep,
And in the ocean drown'd!
Anå face the Judge severe?
where shall I appear?
We may a place provide!
Of hell our spirits hide.
May view the fatal scene : For lo! the everlasting Rock
Is clest to take us ia.
And the lead in Christ shall rise first.
1 Thess. iv. 16.
Shall witb a shout descend :
Shall joyfully attend.
Lightnings swist, and thunders lond;
And with the trump of God. First the dead in Christ shall rise;
Then we that yet remain,