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4 Children of Adam, all appear
With reverence round his awful bar;
To endless bliss, or endless wo.
Frequent through each revolving day,
L.M.- The Day of Judgment.
When heaven and earth shall pass away,
Whom shall he trust that dreadful day? 2 When, shrivelling like a parched scroll,
The flaming heavens together roll;
Swells the high trump that wakes the dead. 3 Oh, on that day, that wrathful day,
When man to judgment wakes from clay, Be thou, oh Christ! the sinner's stay, Though heaven and earth shall pass away.
To the wonders of that day?
Come to judgment!
He who bore the cross below,
Great his glory!
3 See the nations all assembling,
Stand before the Saviour's throne;
And on earth his name confessid,
Sweet their portion!
The end of things created!
On clouds of glory seated!
Prepare, my soul, to meet him.
585. P.M.— The Confidence of the Saints in the Day of Judgment. 1 STAND the' omnipotent decree;
Jehovah's will be done!
And hear her final groan:
Let this earth dissolve, and blend · In death the wicked and the just;
Let those ponderous orbs descend,
And grind us into dust.
At his Redeemer's beck,
And mount above the wreck;
Lo! the heavenly spirit towers,
And claps his wings of fire! 3 Nothing hath the just to lose,
By worlds on worlds destroy'd;
With smiles, the flaming void :
Around the' eternal throne! 4 Resting in this glorious hope,
To be at last restor’d,
And both fly up to heaven.
586. L.M.-Signs of Christ's coming to Judgment. 1 IN the sun and moon and stars
Signs and wonders there shall be; Earth shall quake with inward wars,
Nations with perplexity. 2 Soon shall ocean's hoary deep,
Toss'd with stronger tempests, rise; Darker storms the mountain sweep,
Redder lightning rend the skies. 3 Evil thoughts shall shake the proud,
Racking doubt and restless fear;
Shall the Judge of men appear.
4 But though from that awful face
Heaven shall fade and earth shall fly, Fear not ye, his chosen race,
Your redemption draweth nigh!
MISCELLANEOUS AND CONCLUDING
L.M.- The Star of Bethlehem. 1 WHEN marshall'd on the nightly plain,
The glittering host bestud the sky; One star alone of all the train,
Can fix the sinner's wandering eye. 2 Hark! hark! to God the chorus breaks,
From every host, from every gem; But one alone the Saviour speaks,
It is the Star of Bethlehem !
The storm was loud--the night was dark,
my foundering bark. 4 Deep horror then my vitals froze;
Death-struck, I ceas'd the tide to stem; When suddenly a star arose,
It was the Star of Bethlehem. 5 It was my guide, my light, my all,
It bade my dark forebodings cease, And through the storm, and danger's thrall,
It led me to the port peace. 6 Now safely moord !-my perils o'er,
I'll sing, first in night's diadem, For ever, and for evermore,
The Star!- the Star of Bethlehem!
L.M.- The Morning Star.
And send thy silvery beams from far;
And let me hail the dawning light. 2 Blinded by sin, I went astray,
And wandering left the heavenly way;
The course which heavenly wisdom drew,
P.M.- The Rock of Ages. 1 ROCK of Ages! cleft for me,
Let me hide myself in thee;
Save from wrath, and make me pure. 2 Should my tears for ever flow,
Should my zeal no languor know,
Simply to thy cross I cling.
When mine eye-lids close in death,