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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.

601.

S. M. MONTGOMERY.

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.

R. PALMER.
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.

THE CHURCH, BAPTISM, AND CHRISTIAN

FELLOWSHIP.

603.

S. M.

Watts.
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.

604.

C. M. MONTGOMERY.
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.

C. WESLEY.
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.

606.

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.
607.

Ils. M. ANONYMOUS.

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.

C. M, FROTHINGHAM.

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.

BEDDOME.
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.

DoddRIDGE.
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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