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INDEX OF PECULIAR METRES.
The victory by.
I safely pass'd.
IN THE SEVENTEENTH EDITION.
9. 105.-“ And God blessed the seventh day, and sanctified it." Gen. ii. 3. 1 AGAIN returns the day of holy rest,
Which when he made the world Jehovah blest; When like his own he bade our labours cease, And all be piety, and all be
peace. 2 Let us devote this consecrated day
To learn his will, and all we learn obey;
And join in penitence, and join in prayer. 3 So shall the God of mercy pleased receive
That only tribute man has power to give;
Our choral harmony in hymns of praise. 4 Father of heaven, in whom our hopes confide, Whose power defends us, and whose precepts
guide ; In life our guardian, and in death our friend, Glory supreme be thine, till time shall end.
75.—The resurrection of Christ.
Bursting from the sealed tomb;
their mightier prey:
2 Heirs of Adam, sons of clay,
Long in death's dark thrall we lay ;
To the everlasting sky.
Our vile bodies off we throw,
15. S.M.—“ Stand up and bless the Lord your God for ever and ever;
and blessed be thy glorious name, which is exalted above all blessing
and praise." Neh. ix. 5. 1 STAND up and bless the Lord,
Ye people of his choice;
Above all blessing high,
And laud and magnify. 3 O for the living flame,
From his own altar brought,
And wing to heaven our thought ! 4 There, with benign regard,
Our hymns he deigns to hear; Though unrevealed to mortal sense,
The spirit feels him near.
5 God is our strength and song,
And his salvation ours;
With all our ransomed powers. 6 Stand up and bless the Lord,
The Lord your God adore;
Henceforth for evermore.
6 85.— The communion of saints. Heb. xii, 18—26. 1 NOT to the mount that burn'd with fire,
To darkness, tempest, and the sound
Nor voice of words that rent the ground;
Jehovah thunder forth his law;
The city of the living God,
The courts by angel-legions trod,
The church of the first-born above :
The perfect spirits of the just,
The blood of sprinkling, - from the dust,
And pleads a Saviour's sacrifice. 4 O hearken to the healing voice
That speaks from heaven in tones so mild:
To-day, through mercy reconciled,