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Shall be caught up to the skies,
And see our Lord again, We shall meet him in the air,
All caught up to beav'n shall be; Find, and love, and praise him there
To all eternity 3 Who can tell the happiness
This glorious hope affords?
In these reviving words:
Mightier bliss ordain'd to know!
To the third heaven wego!
Hymn 322. C. M.
The heavens being on fire shall be dissolved.
2 Peter jii. 12
we find that place above,
The Rock that
And in the cleft remain.
We in thy love confide! Assur'd that all who trust in thee
Shall evermore abide.
The fiercest lightnings glare;
Dissolve as liquid air.
4 The huge celestial bodies roll,
Amidst the gen'ral fire;
And in the smoke expire.
Fear not little flock; for it is your Father's
good pleasure to give you the kingdom. Luke
xii. 32. 1
row happy are the little fock,
Who safe beneath their guardian Rock, In all commotions rest! When wars and tumult's waves run high, Unmov'd above the storm they lie;
They lodge in Jesu's breast. 2 Such happiness, O Lord, bave we, By mercy gather'd unto thee
Before the floods descend: And while the bursting cloud comes down, We mark the vengeful day begun,
And calmly wait the end.
And bid our hearts arise:
To meet thee in the skies.
The earthquake speaks thy power :
The famine all thy fulness brings;
And nature's fual hour.
A sigu of Jesus mar ;
Triumphant Lord appear?"
Thy confessors t'approve: * *Thy members on thy throne to place, And stamp thy name on every face,
In glorious heavenly love!
Hymn 324. C. M.
But thou art the same, and thy years shall not
foil. Heb. i. 12. 1
TET still the Lord, the Saviour reigns,
When natare is destroy'd, And no created thing remains
Throughoui the Haming void. 2 Soblime upon his azure throne,
He speaks th'almighty word; His fiat is obey'r!! 'tis done,
And paradise restord. 3 So be it, let the system end;
This roinous earth and skies! The new Jerusalem descend,
The new creation rise!
4 Thy power omnipotent assume!
Thy brightest majesty!
My Lord, remember me!
Hymn 325. L. M. The sinners in Zion are afraid. Isa. xxxiii. 14. 1 THE Lord, the Judge, the Church he
Let fallen saints tremble and fear,
But make not faith and love their care. 2 Vile wretches dare rehearse his name
With lips of falsehood and deceit;
And soothe and Aatter those they hate. 3 They watch to do their neighbours wrong;
Yet dare to seek their Maker's face:
But break his laws, abuse his grace. 4 To heaven they lift their hands unclean ;
Defild with lust, defil'd with blood;
By day their mouths draw nigb to God. 5 And while his judgments long delay,
They grow secure, and sin the more:
And put far off the dreadful kour.
6.0 dreadful hour! when God draws near,
And sets their crilues before their eyes ! His wrath their guilty souls shall tear, And no deliv'rer dare to rise.
Hymn 326. S. M. For the Lord himself shall descend
from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel,
and with the trump of God. 1 Thess. iv. 16. 1
The Judge prepares to come!
And wakes the general doom! 2 Nature in wild amaze,
Her dissolution mourns ; Blushes of blood the moon deface;
The sun to darkness turns. 3 The living look with dread;
The frighted dead arise;
And lift their gbastly eyes. 4 Horrors all hearts appal,
They quake, they shriek, they cry;
But rocks and mountains fly. 5 Ye wilful wanton fools,
Let dangers make you wise !
Unclose your sleeping eyes. 6 'Tis time we all awake;
The dreadful day draws dear :