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85. 8.7.4.-“ Behold the place where they laid him." Mark xvi. 6. 1 COME, ye saints, look here and wonder,

See the place where Jesus lay : He has burst the bands asunder: He has borne our sins away;

Joyful tidings!
Yes, the Lord is risen to-day.
2 Jesus triumphs! sing ye praises :

By his death he overcame;
Thus the Lord his glory raises ;
Thus he fills his foes with shame:

Sing ye praises !
Praises to the victor's name.
3 Jesus triumphs ! countless legions

Come from heaven to meet their king :
Soon in yonder blessed regions
They shall join his praise to sing;

Songs eternal
Shall through heaven's high arches ring.

148th m.-Christ the king of saints.
1 REJOICE, the Lord is King !

Your Lord and King adore;
Mortals, give thanks and sing,

And triumph evermore:
Lift up your hearts, lift up your voice,

Rejoice, again I say, rejoice.
2 Jesus the Saviour reigns,

The God of truth and love;
When he had purg'd our stains,

He took his seat above;
Lift up your hearts, lift up your voice
Rejoice, again I say, rejoice.

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3 His kingdom cannot fail,

He rules o'er earth and heaven;
The keys of death and hell

Are to our Jesus given;
Lift up your hearts, lift up your voice,

Rejoice, again I say, rejoice.
4 He sits at God's right hand,

Till all his foes submit,
And bow at his command,

And fall beneath his feet:
Lift up your hearts, lift up your voice,

Rejoice, again I say, rejoice.
5 Rejoice in glorious hope,

Jesus the judge shall come,
And take his servants up

To their eternal home:
We soon shall hear the archangel's voice,
The trump of God shall sound, Rejoice.

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75.-Christ our example in suffering. 1 GO to dark Gethsemane,

Ye that feel the tempter's power, , Your Redeemer's conflict see,

Watch with him one bitter hour : Turn not from his griefs away, Learn of Jesus Christ to pray.

2 Follow to the judgment-hall,

View the Lord of Life arraign'd; O the wormwood and the gall!

O the pangs his soul sustain'd! Shun not suffering, shame, or loss, Learn of him to bear the cross.


3 Calvary's mournful mountain climb;

There, adoring at his feet,
Mark the miracle of time,

-God's own sacrifice complete;
• It is finish'd :" hear him cry;

Learn of Jesus Christ to die. 4 Early hasten to the tomb,

Where they laid his breathless clay ;
All is solitude and gloom;

Who hath taken him
Christ is risen; he meets our eyes;
Saviour, teach us how to rise.

122. 75.-Christ the good shepherd. John X. 11—16. 1 HAPPY soul, that free from harms,

Rests within his Shepherd's arms !
Who his quiet shall molest?
Who shall violate his rest?
Jesus doth his spirit bear:
Jesus takes his every care:
He who found the wandering sheep,

Jesus still delights to keep. 2 0 that I might so believe,

Steadfastly to Jesus cleave;
On his only love rely,
Smile at the destroyer nigh:
Free from sin and servile fear,


Jesus ever near ; All his care rejoice to prove;

All his paradise of love.
3 Jesus, seek thy wandering sheep;

Bring me back, and lead, and keep;
Take on thee my every care;
Bear me, on thy bosom bear:

Let me know my Shepherd's voice,
More and more in thee rejoice;
More and more of thee receive;

Ever in thy Spirit live.
4 Live, till all thy life I know,

Perfect like my Lord below :
Gladly then from earth remove,
Gather'd to the fold above.
O that I at last may stand
With the sheep at thy right hand;
Take the crown so freely given,
Enter in by thee to heaven.


8.7.4.—“ A light to lighten the Gentiles.” Luke ii. 32. 1 O'ER the realms of

pagan darkness
Let the eye of pity gaze;
See the kindreds of the people,
Lost in sin’s bewildering maze:

Darkness brooding
On the face of all the earth,
2 Light of them that sit in darkness !

Rise and shine, thy blessings bring;
Light to lighten all the gentiles !
Rise with healing in thy wing;

To thy brightness,
Let all kings and nations come.
3 May the heathen now adoring

Idol-gods of wood and stone,
Come, and worshipping before him,
Serve the living God alone :

Let thy glory
Fill the earth as floods the sea.

4 Thou to whom all power is given,

Speak the word; at thy command
Let the company of preachers
Spread thy name from land to land :

Lord, be with them,
Alway to the end of time.

L. M.-" The light of the world.John viii. 12.
1 THE law and prophets all foretold

That Christ should die and leave the grave, Gather the world into his fold,

The church of Jews and Gentiles save. 2 Yet, by the prince of darkness bound,

The nations still are wrapt in night; They never heard the joyful sound,

They never saw the gospel light. 3 Light of the world, again appear

În mildest majesty of grace,
And bring the great salvation near,
And claim our whole apostate race.

136. 8.8.6.—“ To wait for his son from heaven.” 1 Thess. i. 10. 1 TO wait for that important day, When Jesus will his power display,

Be this my one great care;
To do his will, my business here;
No toil to shun, no danger fear,

Resolv'd his cross to share.
2 Though he should long prolong his stay,
And sinners mock at his delay,

His people need not fear:
The man who wore the crown of thorns,
Whose claim the world rejects and scorns,

In glory will appear.

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