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ATHER, God, who seest in me
Only sin and misery,
See Thine own anointed One,
Look on Thy beloved Son.
2 Turn from me Thy glorious eyes
To the perfect sacrifice;
To the full atonement made,
To the utmost ransom paid ;
3 To the blood that speaks above,
Calling for forgiving love;
To the promise in His death,
Sealed and witnessed here beneath.
UIDE us, O Thou great Jehovah!
Pilgrims through this barren land :
We are weak, but Thou art mighty;
Hold us with Thy powerful hand :
Bread of heaven,
Feed us till we want no more.
Open Thou the living fountain
Whence the healing waters flow;
Let the fiery cloudy pillar
Lead us all our journey through:
Be Thou still our strength and shield.
When we tread the verge of Jordan,
Bid our anxious fears subside;
Bear us through the o'erwhelming torrent,
Land us safe on Canaan’s side:
Songs of praises
We will ever give to Thee.
WEET is the Spirit's strain;
Breathed by soft pleadings inly heard,
By all the heart's deep fountains stirred,
By conscience, and the written Word;
Come, wanderers, home again!
2 The Bride repeats the call;
By high thanksgiving, lowly prayer,
By days of rest, and fostering care,
By holy rites, that all may share,
She whispers, Come! to all.
3 Let him who hears say, Come!
If thou hast been sin's wretched slave,
If thou art risen from that grave,
Thy sleeping brethren seek to save,
And call the wanderers home.
4 And let all come, who thirst
Freely for every child of woe
The streams of living water flow ;
And whosoever will, may go
Where healing fountains burst.
5 There drink and be at rest;
On Him who died for thee believe,
The Spirit's quickening grace receive,
No more the God who seeks thee grieve:
Be holy, and be blest
ARK the glad sound ! the Saviour comes, The Saviour promised long! Let every heart prepare a throne, And every voice a song.
2 . He comes, the captives to release,
In Satan's bondage held;
The gates of death before Him burst,
Its iron fetters yield.
3 He comes, from thickest films of vice
To clear the mental ray,
And on the eyelid of the blind
To pour celestial day.
4 He comes, the broken heart to bind,
The contrite soul to cure,
And with the treasures of His grace
To bless the humble poor.
5 Our glad hosannas, Prince of Peace,
Thine advent shall proclaim;
And heaven's eternal arches ring
With Thy beloved name.
N the sun and moon and stars
Signs and wonders there shall be;
Earth shall quake with inward wars,
Nations with perplexity.
2 Soon shall ocean's hoary deep,
Tossed with stronger tempests, rise,
Darker storms the mountains sweep,
Redder lightning rend the skies.
3 Evil thoughts shall shake the proud,
Racking doubt and restless fear;
Then, amid the thunder-cloud,
Shall the Judge of men appear.
4. But though from that awful face
Heaven shall fade and earth shall fly,
Fear not ye, His chosen race,
Your redemption draweth nigh!
HEN Christ came down on earth of old,
He took our nature poor and low ;
He wore no form of angel mould,
But shared our weakness and our woe.
z But when He cometh back once more,
Then shall be set the great white throne;
And earth and heaven shall flee before
The face of Him that sits thereon.
3 O Son of God! in glory crowned,
The Judge ordained of quick and dead;
O Son of Man so pitying found
For all the tears Thy people shed;
4 Be with us in that awful hour,
And by Thy crown, and by Thy grave,
By all Thy love and all Thy power,
In that great day of judgment save!
OSANNA to the living Lord!
Hosanna to the incarnate Word |
To Christ, Creator, Saviour, King,
Let earth, let heaven, Hosanna sing !
Hosanna, Lord! Hosanna in the highest :
Hosanna, Lord! Thine angels cry;
Hosanna, Lord! Thy saints reply;
Above, beneath us, and around,
The dead and living swell the sound:
Hosanna, Lord! Hosanna in the highest
O Saviour ! with protecting care
Return to this Thy house of prayer!
Assembled in Thy sacred name,
Where we Thy parting promise claim!
Hosanna, Lord! Hosanna in the highest!
But, chiefest, in our cleansed breast,
Eternal 1 bid Thy Spirit rest,
And make our secret soul to be
A temple pure, and worthy Thee!
Hosanna, Lord! Hosanna in the highest
So, in the last and dreadful day,
When earth and heaven shall melt away,
Thy flock, redeemed from sinful stain,
Shall swell the sound of praise again:
Hosanna, Lord! Hosanna in the highest 1