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" REJOICE EVERMORE!”
Songs of praise the angels sang,
Songs of praise awoke the morn,
Heaven and earth must pass away, Songs of praise shall crown that day : God will make new heavens and earth, Songs of praise shall hail their birth.
And will man alone be dumb,
Saints below, with heart and voice, Still in songs of praise rejoice ; Learning here, by faith and love, Songs of praise to sing above.
Borne upon the latest breath,
“ BREATHE UPON THESE SLAIN, THAT THEY MAY LIVE!"
O SPIRIT of the living God! .
In all Thy plenitude of grace,
Descend on our apostate race.
Give tongues of fire and hearts of love
To preach the reconciling word :
Whene'er the joyful sound is heard.
Be darkness at Thy coming, light,
Confusion, order, in Thy path ;
Bid mercy triumph over wrath.
O Spirit of the Lord ! prepare
All the round earth her God to meet ;
Till hearts of stone begin to beat.
Baptize the nations ; far and nigh,
The triumphs of the cross record; The name of Jesus glorify,
Till every kindred call Him Lord.
God from eternity hath willd,
All flesh shall his salvation see; So be the Father's love fulfill'd,
The Saviour's sufferings crown'd, through Thee.
“ AND I SAW A GREAT WHITE THRONE.”
The days and years of time are fled ;
Sun, moon, and stars have shone their last; The earth and sea gave up their dead,
Then vanish'd, at the archangel's blast : All secret things have been reveald,
Judgment is pass'd, the sentence seald, And man to all eternity
What he is now henceforth must be.
From Adam to his youngest heir,
Not one escaped that muster-roll; Each, as if he alone were there,
Stand up, and won or lost his soul;
Down into everlasting woe;
The scenes within no tongue can tell.