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4 So speaks the Christian, firm possessed

of faith's supporting rod,
Then breathes his soul into its rest,

The bosom of his God.



Heaven and Earth.
1 BEHOLD yon bright array

Before the heavenly throne !
There young nor old, there rich nor poor,

There bond nor free, are known.
2 At once they strike their lyres ;

At once break off, and all,
With trembling joy and silent love,

In adoration fall.
3 Whate'er their lot below,

As fellow-heirs of bliss,
In heaven their services are one :

Let earth be heaven in this.
4 As brethren so may we

Worship with one accord ;
In stillness wait, in prayer bow down,

And bless and praise the Lord.
5 As pilgrims on the way,

God's earthly courts we fill ;
And travel on from strength to strength,

Abreast, to Zion's hill.
6 There may our spirits meet,

When faith is changed to sight,
Where God the Lord himself shall be

The temple, life, and light. 602.

S. M.

Heavenly Rest.
1 AND is there, Lord, a rest

For weary souls designed,
Where not a care shall stir the breast,

Or sorrow entrance find !
2 Is there a blissful home,

Where kindred minds shall meet,
And live and love, nor ever roam

From that serene retreat?

3 For ever blesséd they,

Whose joyful feet shall stand,
While endless ages waste away,

Amid that glorious land.
4 My soul would thither tend,

While toilsome years are given;
Then let me, gracious God, ascend

To sweet repose in heaven.




S. M.

Gospel Order.
1 FAR as thy name is known

The world declares thy praise ;
Thy saints, O Lord, before thy throne,

Their songs of honor raise.
2 With joy thy people stand

On Žion's chosen hill,
Proclaim the wonders of thy hand,

And counsels of thy will.
3 Let strangers walk around

The city where we dwell,
Survey with care thine holy ground,

And mark the building well,-
4 The order of thy house,

The worship of thy court,
The cheerful songs, the solemn vows,

And make a fair report.
5 How decent, and how wise !

How glorious to behold !
Beyond the pomp that charms the eyes,

And rites adorned with gold.
6 The God we worship now

Will guide us till we die,
Will be our God while here below,
And ours above the sky.


Saints on Earth and in Heaven.
1 IN one fraternal bond of love,

One fellowship of mind,
The saints below and saints above

Their bliss and glory find.
2 Here, in their house of pilgrimage,

Thy statutes are their song ;
There, through one bright, eternal age,

Thy praises they prolong.
3 Lord, may our union form a part

Of that thrice happy whole,
Derive its pulse from thee, the heart,

Its life from thee, the soul. 605.

C. M.

Union of Saints in Heaven and on Earth.
1 COME, let us join our friends above,

Who have obtained the prize,
And on the eagle wings of love

To joy celestial rise.
2 Let saints below in concert sing

With those to glory gone ;
For all the servants of our King

In heaven and earth are one.
3 E'en now to their eternal home

Some happy spirits fly;
And we are to the margin come,

And soon expect to die.
4 O God, be thou our constant guide !

Then, when the word is given,
Bid death's cold flood its waves divide,

And land us safe in heaven.


8 & 78. M. NEWTON.
The Church God's chosen Residence.
1 GLORIOUS things of thee are spoken,

Zion, city of our God;
He whose word can ne'er be broken

Chose thee for his own abode. ·
2 Lord, thy church is still thy dwelling,
Still is precious in thy sight,

Judah's temple far excelling,

Beaming with the gospel's light.
3 On the Rock of Ages founded,

What can shake her sure repose ?
With salvation's wall surrounded,

She can smile at all her foes.
4 See, the streams of living waters,

Springing from eternal love,
Well supply her sons and daughters,

And all fear of want remove.
5 Round her habitation hovering,

See the cloud and fire appear,
For a glory and a covering,

Showing that the Lord is near.


The Church victorious. 1 DAUGHTER of Zion, awake from thy sadness ;

Awake, for thy foes shall oppress thee no more : Bright o'er thy hills dawns the daystar of gladness;

Arise, for the night of thy sorrow is o'er. 2 Strong were thy foes; but the arm that subdued them,

And scattered their legions, was mightier far; They fled like the chaff from the scourge that pursued

them ; Vain were their steeds and their chariots of war. 3 Daughter of Zion, the power that hath saved thee

Extolled with the harp and the timbrel should be ; Shout, for the foe is destroyed that enslaved thee;

Th’ oppressor is vanquished, and Zion is free. 608.


The Church.
1 O LORD of life, and truth, and grace,

Ere nature was begun !
Make welcome to our erring race

Thy Spirit and thy Son.
2 We hail the Church, built high o'er all

The heathen's rage and scoff ;
Thy providence its fenced wall,

• The Lamb the light thereof."
3 Thy Christ hath reached his heavenly seat
Through sorrows and through scars ;

The golden lamps are at his feet,

And in his hand the stars.
4 O, may he walk among us here,

With his rebuke and love ;
A brightness o'er this lower sphere,

A ray from worlds above. 609.

C. M.

The Church Triumphant.
1 A HOST of spirits round the throne

In humble posture stand,
On every head a starry crown,

A palm in every hand.
2 From different regions of the globe

These happy spirits came;
In Jesus they their trust reposed,

And triumphed in his name.
3 One glorious body now they make,

More glorious far their Head;
Their souls to rapturous joys awake;

Their sorrows all are fled.
4 Without a jarring note, they join

In ceaseless songs of praise,
And to Jehovah, holy One,

Loud hallelujahs raise. 610.

C. M.

Dedication of Children to God and Christ.
1 SEE Israel's gentle Shepherd stand,

With all-engaging charms;
Hark! how he calls the tender lambs,

And folds them in his arms!
2 “ Permit them to approach,” he cries,

66 Nor scorn their humble name;
For 't was to bless such souls as these,

The Lord angels came."
3 We bring them, Lord, in thankful hands,

And yield them up to thee;
Joyful that we ourselves are thine,

Thine let our offspring be.
4 Ye little flock, with pleasure hear ;

Ye children, seek his face,
And fly with transport to receive

The blessings of his grace.

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