Imágenes de páginas

233. L. M.

MILMAN Christ's Entry into Jerusalem. 1 RIDE on, ride on in majesty!

Hark, all the tribes hosanna cry !
Thy humble beast pursues his road,

With palms and scattered garments strowed. 2 Ride on, ride on in majesty!

In lowly pomp ride on to die !
O Christ, thy triumphs now begin

O’er captured death and conquered sin. 3 Ride on, ride on in majesty !

The wingéd squadrons of the sky
Look down with sad and wondering eyes,

To see th' approaching sacrifice. 4 Ride on, ride on in majesty!

Thy last and fiercest strife is nigh ;
The Father, on his sapphire throne,

Expects his own anointed Son ! 234. C. H. M.

The Agony in Gethsemane.
1 HE knelt ; the Saviour knelt and prayed,

When but his Father's eye
Looked, through the lonely garden's shade,

On that dread agony ;
The Lord of high and heavenly birth
Was bowed with sorrow unto death.
2 The sun went down in fearful hour ;

The heavens might well grow dim,
When this mortality had power

To thus o'ershadow him ;
That he who came to save might know

The very depths of human woe.
3 He knew them all, — the doubt, the strife,
The faint, perplexing dread ;


The mists that hang o’er parting life

All darkened round his head;
And the Deliverer knelt to pray ;

Yet passed it not, that cup, away.
4 It passed not, though the stormy wave

Had sunk beneath his tread ;
It passed not, though to him the grave

Had yielded up its dead;
But there was sent him, from on high,

A gift of strength, for man to die. 5 And was his mortal hour beset

With anguish and dismay ?
How may we meet our conflict yet

In the dark, narrow way?
How, but through him that path who trod ?

“ Save, or we perish, Son of God.” 235.

L. M.

Christ the Sufferer. 1 O, SUFFERING Friend of human kind!

How, as the fatal hour drew near, Came thronging on thy holy mind

The images of grief and fear. 2 Gethsemane's sad midnight scene,

The faithless friends, th' exulting foes, The thorny crown, the insult keen,

The scourge, the cross, before thee rose. 3 Did not thy spirit shrink dismayed,

As the dark vision o'er it came ;
And, though in sinless strength arrayed,

Turn, shuddering, from the death of shame ? Onward, like thee, through scorn and dread,

May we our Father's call obey,
Steadfast thy path of duty tread,
And rise, through death, to endless day.

236. L. M.

STENNETT, Christ suffering on the Cross. 1 "'T IS finished !” — so the Saviour cried,

And meekly bowed his head and died :
"'T is finished !” — yes, the race is run,

The battle fought, the victory won. 266'T is finished!” - all that Heaven foretold

By prophets in the days of old ;
And truths are opened to our view,

That kings and prophets never knew. 3“'T is finished !” – Son of God, thy power

Hath triumphed in this awful hour;
And yet our eyes with sorrow see

That life to us was death to thee.
4. "'Tis finished !” – let the joyful sound

Be heard through all the nations round;
6. 'Tis finished !” let the triumph rise,

And swell the chorus of the skies. 237.

L. M. . Watts. Christ's Dying, Rising, and Reigning. 1 HE dies ! the Friend of sinners dies !

Lo! Salem's daughters weep around ;
A solemn darkness veils the skies ;

A sudden trembling shakes the ground. 2 Here 's love and grief beyond degree ; .

The Lord of glory dies for men !
But, lo ! what sudden joys we see !

Jesus, the dead, revives again !
3 The rising Lord forsakes the tomb ;

The tomb in vain forbids his rise ;
Cherubic legions guard him home,

And shout him welcome to the skies. 4 Break off your tears, ye saints, and tell How high our great Deliverer reigns ;

Sing how he spoiled the hosts of hell,

And led the monster Death in chains. 5 Say, “ Live for ever, wondrous King !

Born to redeem, and strong to save”;
Then ask the monster, “ Where 's thy sting ? "

And “ Where thy victory, boasting grave ? " 238. 75. M.

Resurrection of Christ.
1 MORNING breaks upon the tomb !

Jesus dissipates its gloom !
Day of triumph through the skies,

See the glorious Saviour rise !
2 Christians, dry your flowing tears ;

Chase those unbelieving fears ;
Look on his deserted grave ;

Doubt no more his power to save.
3 Ye who are of death afraid,

Triumph in the scattered shade ;
Drive your anxious fears away ;

See the place where Jesus lay.
4 So the rising sun appears,

Shedding radiance o'er the spheres ;
So returning beams of light

Chase the terrors of the night.
L. M.

Resurrection of Christ.
1 HOSANNA ! let us join to sing

The glories of our rising King ;
Recount his deeds of might, and tell

How Jesus triumphed when he fell.
2 Soon as the morning's early ray

Brings on the third, th' appointed day,
Behold the angel cleave the skies,
Roll back the stone, and Jesus rise


3 With strength immortal forth he comes,

And power and life from God resumes ;
The days of pain and sorrow past,

His triumph shall for ever last.
4 Hosanna ! sons of men, record

The glories of your rising Lord ;
The triumphs of the Saviour tell,

Who died, and conquered when he fell. 240.

S. M.
Song of Moses and the Lamb.
1 AWAKE, and sing the song

Of Moses and the Lamb ;
Wake every heart, and every tongue,

To praise the Saviour's name.
2 Sing, till we feel our heart

Ascending with our tongue ;
Sing, till the love of sin depart,

And grace inspire our song.
3 Sing on your heavenly way,

Ye ransomed sinners, sing ;
Sing on, rejoicing every day

In Christ, the Heavenly King.
4 Soon shall we hear him say,

“ Ye blessed children, come !"
Soon will he call us hence away,

To our eternal home.
5 There shall our raptured tongue

His endless praise proclaim,
And sweeter voices tune the song

Of Moses and the Lamb. 241.

7s. M.

Resurrection of Christ.
1 CHRIST, the Lord, is risen to-day,

Sons of men and angels say ;


« AnteriorContinuar »