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4 Children of Adam, all appear

With reverence round his awful bar;
For, as his lips pronounce, ye go

To endless bliss, or endless wo.
5 Lord, to mine eyes, this scene display

Frequent through each revolving day,
And let thy grace my soul prepare
To meet its full redemption there.


L.M.- The Day of Judgment.
1 THE day of wrath! that dreadful day,

When heaven and earth shall pass away,
What power shall be the sinner's stay?

Whom shall he trust that dreadful day? 2 When, shrivelling like a parched scroll,

The flaming heavens together roll;
When louder yet, and yet more dread,

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.

P.M.-". Behold the Lord cometh." Jude 14.
1 WHAT were Sinai's awful wonders,

To the wonders of that day?
When a voice like many thunders:
Shall be heard from heaven to say,

Come to judgment!
Lo! the Judge is on his way.
2 Lo! he comes! the Lord from heaven:

He who bore the cross below,
All the power to him is given,
He appears in glory now:

Great his glory!
Every knee to him shall bow.

3 See the nations all assembling,

Stand before the Saviour's throne;
Thousands at his presence trembling,
Hope extinguish’d, pleasure gone:

Calling, seeking
For relief, and finding none.
4 But his people, they who knew him,

And on earth his name confessid,
These the Saviour welcomes to him;
These he makes supremely bless'd:

Sweet their portion!
Their's an everlasting rest.

P.M.-Luther's Judgment Hymn.
GREAT God! what do I see and hear?

The end of things created!
The Judge of mankind doth appear,

On clouds of glory seated!
The trumpet sounds, the graves restore
The dead which they contain'd before;

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!
Nature's end we wait to see,

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.
2 Rests secure the righteous man,

At his Redeemer's beck,
Sure to emerge and rise again,

And mount above the wreck;

Lo! the heavenly spirit towers,
Like flames o’er nature's funeral pyre;
Triumphs in immortal powers,

And claps his wings of fire! 3 Nothing hath the just to lose,

By worlds on worlds destroy'd;
Far beneath his feet he views,

With smiles, the flaming void :
Sees this universe renew'd,
The grand millennial reign begun;
Shouts with all the sons of God,

Around the' eternal throne! 4 Resting in this glorious hope,

To be at last restor’d,
Yield we now our bodies

To earthquake, plague, or sword:
Listening for the call divine,
The last trumpet of the seven:
Soon our soul and dust shall join,

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;
And, amid the thunder-cloud,

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!




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 !
3 Once on the raging seas I rode,

The storm was loud--the night was dark,
The ocean yawnd,--and rudely blow'd
The wind that toss'd

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!

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L.M.- The Morning Star.
1 ARISE, thou bright and morning star,

And send thy silvery beams from far;
Dispel the shades of dreary night,

And let me hail the dawning light. 2 Blinded by sin, I went astray,

And wandering left the heavenly way;
Dart forth thy soul-reviving rays,
And guide me all my

future days.
3 With growing strength may I pursue

The course which heavenly wisdom drew,
Till I shall reach the blissful shore,
Where pilgrims rest and stray no more.


P.M.- The Rock of Ages. 1 ROCK of Ages! cleft for me,

Let me hide myself in thee;
Let the water and the blood,
From thy side a healing flood,
Be of sin the double cure;

Save from wrath, and make me pure. 2 Should my tears for ever flow,

Should my zeal no languor know,
This for sin could not atone;
Thou must save, and thou alone;
In my hand no price I bring,

Simply to thy cross I cling.
3 While I draw this fleeting breath,

When mine eye-lids close in death,
When I rise to worlds unknown,
And behold thee on thy throne,
Rock of Ages! cleft for me,
Let me hide myself in thee.

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