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Till wings of faith, and strong desire,
Bear every thought above.
For thy bright courts on high ;
The chorus of the sky. 595.
The Worship of Heaven.
To animate our feeble strains,
The blissful realms where Jesus reigns. 2 There, low before his glorious throne,
Adoring saints and angels fall ;
His smile their bliss, their heaven, their all. 3 Immortal glories crown bis head,
While tuneful hallelujabs rise,
Through all th' assemblies of the skies. 4 He smiles, — and seraphs tune their songs
To boundless rapture, while they gaze;
Resound his everlasting praise.
Shall join at last the heavenly choir ;
Awake our faith and warm desire. 596.
The Issues of Life and Death.
Rest for the weary soul ?
2 The world can never give
The bliss for which we sigh;
Nor all of death to die.
There is a life above,
And all that life is love :-
Outlasts the fleeting breath ;
Around the “ second death” !
Teach us that death to shun,
And utterly undone.
Alone are found in thee
Of immortality. 597. . 7s. M.
This exulting, happy throng;
Hymning one triumphant song ? -
Blessing, honor, glory, power,
New dominion every hour.”
These from great affliction came;
Clad in raiment pure and white,
Victor-palms in every hand,
More than conquerors they stand.
On immortal fruits they feed ;
Shall to living fountains lead;
Perfect love dispels all fears ;
God shall wipe away their tears.
598. L. M. 61.
HEBER. The visible World a Shadow of the invisible. 1 I PRAISED the earth in beauty seen,
With garlands gay, of various green ;
“ Our beauties are but for a day."
On wheels of amber and of gold;
“ Our years are told, when we must fade.” 3 O God! O good beyond compare !
If thus thy nieaner works are fair, —
Eternal and on high ;
Till God shall bid it fly.
Faith lives upon his word;
. We 're absent from the Lord.
Must be dissolved and fall;
Thy Heavenly Father's call.
Experienced here below,
His folly, and his woe.
Again life's dreary waste,
With all the gloomy past.
Earth, seas, and sun, adieu !
I have no sight for you.
of faith's supporting rod,
Headen and Earth.
Before the heavenly throne !
There bond nor free, are known
At once break off, — and all,
In adoration fall.
As fellow-heirs of bliss,
Let earth be heaven in this.
Worship with one accord ;
And bless and praise the Lord.
God's earthly courts we fill ;
Abreast, to Zion's hill.
When faith is changed to sight,
The temple, life, and light. 602.
For weary souls designed,
Or sorrow entrance find ?