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5. Sing — " Live for ever, Wondrous King !
“ Born to redeem, and strong to save; “ Thine arm has torn from death its sting,
“ And snatch'd the vict'ry from the grave.”
IX. ASCENSION DAY;
OR THE FOLLOWING SUNDAY. 28. T'he ascension and intercession of Christ. (P. M.) 1 Hail! the day that sees Him rise, Hallelujah. Glorious to His native skies !
Hal. CHRIST, awhile to mortals giv'n,
Hal. Enters now the highest heav'n.
Hal. 2 There the glorious triumph waits - Hal. Lift your heads, eternal gates !
Hal. Christ has vanquish'd death and sin,
Hal. Take the King of Glory in. 3 Lo! the heav'n its LORD receives ! Hal.
Yet He loves the earth He leaves ; Hal. Though returning to His throne,
Hal. Still He calls mankind His own.
Hal. 4 Still for us He intercedes,
Ha.. His prevailing death He pleads :
Hal. Near Himself prepares our place,
Hal. Harbinger of human race. ,
Hal. 5 O! though parted from our sight Hal. Far above yon azure height,
Hal. Grant our hearts may thither rise, Hal. Seeking Thee above the skies.
Hal. X. WHITSUNDAY.
29. Veni Creator. (C. M.)
Inspire the souls of Thine,
; Is fill'd with grace divine.
Of God, and fire of love :
And unction from above.
With Thy celestial grace..
That, by Thy guidance blest, we may
And Son from death reviv'd ;
Who art from both deriv’d.
The God whom we adore,
30. Veni Creator. (L. M.)
And visit all the souls of Thine: - Thou hast inspir'd our hearts with life, - Inspire them now with life divine. .
2 Enlighten our dark souls, till they
Thy love thy heav'nly love embrace ; And, since we are by nature frail,
Assist us with Thy saving grace. 3 Drive far from us the mortal foe, .
And grant us to have peace within ; That, with Thy light and guidance blest,
We may escape the snares of sin. 4 Teach us the Father to confess,
And Son, who from the grave reviv'd: And, with the Father and the Son,
Thee, Holy Ghost, from both derivd.. 5 With Thee, O FATHER, therefore, may
The Son, who was from death restorid, And Sacred COMFORTER, One God,
To endless ages be ador'd.
31. Hymn from the Ordination Service. (P. M.)
And lighten with celestial fire !
2 Enable with perpetual light
The darkness of our bounded sight; Anoint our heart, and cheer our face, With the abundance of Thy grace; . Keep far our foes ;.give peace at home, Where Thou art Guide, no ill can come.
3 Teach us to know the Father, Son, .
And Thee of both, to be but one; -
32. Veni Creator. (L. M.) 1 CREATOR SPIRIT ! by whose aid
The world's foundations first were laid ! « Come, visit ev'ry pious mind;
Come, pour Thy joys on human kind !” 2 Thrice holy fount ! thrice holy fire ! Our hearts with heav'nly love inspire: Come, and Thy sacred unction bring,
To sanctify us while we sing.
And peace, the fruit of love, bestow ;
Protect and guide us in the way. 4 Make us eternal truths receive,
And practise all that we believe;
The FATHER and the Son by Thee ! 5 Immortal honours, endless fame,
Attend th’ Almighty FATHER's name ;
Who for lost man's redemption died. 6 And equal adoration be,
ETERNAL SPIRIT, paid to Thee;
- XI. TRINITY SUNDAY.
33. Hymn from the Litany. (L. M.) i Father of Heav'n! whose love profound
A ransom for our souls hath found,
To us Thy pardoning love extend.
Our Prophet, Priest, Redeemer, LORD! Before Thy throne we sinners bend;
To us Thy saving grace extend.
The soul is rais'd from sin and death,
To us Thy quick’ning power extend.
Mysterious Godhead! Three in One!
34. Praise to the Trinity. (P. M.) i Glory be to God on high ! God, whose glory fills the sky! Peace on earth to man forgiv'n !
2 SOVEREIGN FATHER! heav'nly King!
Thee we now presume to sing !
Glorious all and numberless.
Hail the everlasting Lord !