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2. Lo! the Prisoner is releast,

Lighten'd of his Fleshly Load, Where the Weary are at Reit

He is gather'd into God!. Lo! the Pain of. Life is past,

All his Warfare now is o’re, Death, and Hell behind are cast,

Grief and Suffering are no more." 3. Yes, the Christian's Course is run,

Ended is the Glorious Strife, Fought the Fight, the work is done, Death is swallow'd


of Life; Born by Angels on their Wings

Far from Earth the Spirit flies, Finds his God, and fits and fings

Triamphing in Paradise. 4. Join we then with one Accord,

In the new, the joyful Song;
Absent from our loving LORD

We shall not continue long;
We shall quit the House of Clay,

We a better Lot shall share,
We shall see the Realms of Day

Meet our Happy Brother there!

5. Let the World bewail their Dead,

Fondly of their Loss complain; Brother, Friend, by Jesus freed,

Death to Thee, to Us is Gain; Thou art entred into Joy:

Let the Unbelievers mourn, We in Songs our Lives employ,

Till we ait to God return.

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Ark! a Voice divides the Sky!:

Dead, In the Lord who sweetly die,

They from all their Toils are freed. Them the Spirit hath declar'd

Bleft, unutterably bleft, JESUS is their great Reward,

Jesus is their Endless Reft.

2. Follow'd by their Works they go

Where their Head had gone before, Reconcild by Grace below;

Grace had opend Mercy's Door: Justified thro' Faith alone,

Here they knew their Sins forgiven, Here they laid their Barden down

Hallow'd, and made fit for Heaven..

3. Who can now lament the Lot

Of a Saint in Chrift deceas'd: Let the World who know us not

Call us hopeless and unbless'd: When from Flesh the Spirit freed.

Haftens homeward to return, Mortals cry A Man is Dead!

Angels sing A Child is born! 4. Born into the World above

They our happy. Brother greet, Bear him to the Throne of Love,

Place him at the Saviour's Feet :
Jesus smiles, and says Well done,

Good and Faithful Servant Thou,..
Enter, and receive thy Crown,
Reign with Me Triumphant now.

5. Angels

5. Angels catch th' Approving Sound,

Bow, and bless the juft Award, Hail the Heir with Glory crown'd

Now rejoicing with his LORD: Fuller Joys ordain’d to know,

Waiting for the General Doom, When th' Archangel's Trump shall blow “ Rise ye Dead, to Judgment come."

After the Funeral. NOME, let us who in CHRIST believe, COM

With Saints and Angels join, Glory, and Praise, and Blessing give,

And Thanks to Love Divine.

2. Our Friend in fure and certain Hope

Hath laid his Body down ; He knew that CHRIST shall raise him up

And give the Starry Crown.
3. To All who His Appearing Love

He opens Paradise,
And We shall join the Hosts above,

And we shall grasp the Prize.
4. Then let us wait to see the Day,

To hear the joyful Word,
To answer, Lo! we come away,

We die to meet our LORD.

A Midnight Hymn.
EARKEN to the Solemn Voice,

The awful Midnight Cry,
Waiting Souls, rejoice, rejoice,

And see the Bridegroom nigh;

Lo! He comes to keep His Word;

Light and joy His Looks impart, Go ye

forth to meet your LORD, And meet Him in your Heart:

2. Ye who faint beneath the Load

Of Sin, your Heads lift up, See your dear, Redeeming God,

He comes, and bids you hope. In the Midnight of your“Grief,

Jesus doth His Mourners chear, Now he brings you sure Relief:

Believe, and feel Him here.

-3. Ye whose Loins are girt stand forth !

Whose Lamps are burning bright, Worthy in your Saviour's Worth,

To walk with Christ in Light: Jesus bids your Hearts be clean,

Bids you All his Promise prove; Jesus comes to cast out Sin,

And perfect you in Love. 4. Happiest Souls, (if such are here,)

Who have attain'd the Prize,


appear, Descending from the Skies: Still forget the things behind,

Toward your Thrones of Glory press, -Stop not, till above ye find

The Crown of Righteousness. 5. Wait we all in patient Hope

Till Christ the Judge shall come, We shall soon be All caught up

To meet the General Doom; In an Hour to Us unknown

As a Thief in deepest Night, CHRIST shall suddenly come down

With all His Saints in Light.

6. Happy He, whom Christ shall find,

Watching to see Him come, Him the Judge of All Mankind

Shall bear triumphant home: Who can answer to His Word?

Which of you dares meet His Day! Rise,, and come to Judgment"-LORD

We rise, and come away!




Ft Have we pass’d the Guilty Night

In Revellings and frantick Mirth,
The Creature was our fole Delight,

Our Happiness the Things of Earth;
Bat O! suffice the Season paft,
We chuse the Better Part at last.
2. We will not close our wakeful Eyes,

We will not let our Eyelids sleep,
But humbly lift them to the Skies,

And all a solemn Vigil keep:
So many Nights on Sin beltow'd,
Can we not watch One Hour for God?

3. We can, dear JESU, for Thy fake,

Devote our Every Hour to Thee,
Speak but the Word, our Souls shall wake

And fing with chearful Melody,
Thy Praise Thall our glad Tongues employ,
And Every Heart shall dance for Joy.

4. Dear Object of our Faith, and Love,

We listen for Thy welcome Voice, Our Persons, and our Works approve

And bid us in Thy Strength rejoice, Now let us hear the Midnight Cry, And thout to find the Bridegroom nigh.

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