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4 Ye sinners, come ! 'tis Mercy's voice;
T'he gracious call obey ;
And can you yet delay ?
The blessings of his love;
Of nobler joys above.
264. C. M.
My Saviour and my head;
Hath rais'd him from the dead. 2 Eternal life to all mankind
Thou hast in Jesus giv’n;
The happiness of heav'n.
Thou never wilt reprove;
And perfect me in love.
And faithfulness I give;
And Christ in me shall live,
265. L. M. DODDRIDGE.
Christ's second appearing.
Beyond the verge of mortal things;
And rocks and mountains melt away. 2 Behold the fi'ry deluge roll Through heav'n's wide arch from pole to
pole, Pale sun-no more thy lustre boast;
Tremble and fall, ye starry host. . 3 The wreck of nature all around,
The angel's shout, the trumpet's sound,
And echo his tremendous name. 4 Children of Adam, all appear
With rev'rence round his awful bar;
To endless bliss or unknown woe.
Frequent through each returning day;
266. L. M. JERVIS.
The same subject.
Th’important, the decisive day,
2 Deep thunders usher in the morn,
And through the heav'ns tremendous roll: The wide expanse is all on fire,
While lightnings blaze from pole to pole. 3 In glory, see! the Judge descends,
Array'd in majesty and might;
And angels of celestial light.
Sounds through the regions of the dead:
Rise from the dust, their lowly bed. 5 All-righteous and eternal Judge!
When summon'd at thy bar to stand;
267. P. M. SALISBURY COLLECTION.
The same subject. 1 LO! he comes from heav'n descending,
Sent to judge both quick and dead; 'Midst ten thousand saints and angels, See our great exalted head.
Hallelujah! Welcome, welcome, Son of God. 2 Full of awful expectation,
All before the Judge appear;
3 “Come, ye blessed of my father,
Enter into life and joy;
fear and sorrow, Endless praise be your employ.
Hallelujah! Welcome, welcome, to the skies." 4 Now at once they rise to glory,
Jesus brings them to the King ;
268. C. M. CowPER,
Human frailty acknowledged. 1 WEAK and irresolute is man: 'The purpose
of to-day, Woven with pains into his plan,
To-morrow rends away.
Finds out his weaker part;
But pleasure wins his heart.
Through dangers little known: A stranger to superior strength,
Man vainly trusts his own.
To reach the distant coast;
Or all the toil is lost.