« AnteriorContinuar »
HYMN 17. Sevens Metre.
Jesus glorified. Acts i. 10, 11. Preo. .. 5.
AIL the day that saw him rise,
Ravish'd from our wishful eyes!
Christ, awhile to mortals giv'n,
Reascends his native heav'n'
There the pompous triumph waits,
List your heads, eternal gates!
Wide unfold the radiant scene,
Take the King of glory in 1
2 Him, though highest heav'n receives,
Still he loves the earth he leaves;
Though returning to his throne,
Still he calls mankind his own :
Still for us he intercedes,
Prevalent his death he pleads;
Next himself prepares our place,
Harbinger of human race.
3 Master, (may we ever say)
Taken from our head to-day,
See thy faithful servant, see,
Ever gazing up to thee!
Grant, though parted from our sight,
High above yon azure height,
Grant our hearts may thither rise,
. Following thee beyond the skies.
4 Ever upward let us move,
Wafted on the wings of love;
Looking when our Lord shall come,
Longing, gasping after home;
There we shall with thee remain
Partners of thine endless reign ;
There thy face unclouded see,
Find our heav'n of heav’n in thee.
NGELS, roll the rock away !
Death yield up thy mighty prey !
See he rises from the tomb,
Glowing with immortal bloom. Hallelujah.
2 "Tis the Saviour ! angels, raise
Fame's eternal trump of praise;
Let the earth's remotest bound
Hear the joy-inspiring sound. Hallelujah.
3 Now, ye saints, lift up your eyes,
Now to glory see him rise,
In long triumph up the sky,
...Up to waiting worlds on high. Hallelujah
4 Heaven displays her portals wide;
Glorious Jesus, through them ride;
King of glory, mount thy throne,
Thy great Father's and thine own. Hallelujah.
5 Praise him, all ye heav'nly choirs,
Praise and sweep your golden lyres;
Shout, O earth, in rapt’rous song !
Let the strains be sweet and strong. Hallelujah.
6 Ev'ry note with wonder swell,
Sin o'erthrown, and captiv'd hell:
Where is hell's once dreaded king?
Where, O death, thy mortal sting 7 Hallelujah.
Jesus exalted as a Prince and Saviour. Acts vi. 31. Isa. lxxxix. 27. Heb, ii. 8.
XALTED Prince of life, we own
The royal honours of thy throne;
'Tis fix’d by God's almighty hand,
And seraphs bow at thy command
2 Exalted Saviour, we confess
The sov’reign triumphs of thy grace;
Where beams of gentle radiance shine,
And temper majesty divine. *
Wide thy resistless sceptre sway,
Till all thine enemies obey:
Wide may thy cross its virtue prove,
And conquer millions by its love.
Mighty to vanquish, and forgive!
Thine Israel shall repent and live; -
And loud proclaim thy healing breath,
Which works their life, who wrought thy death.
DoDDRIDGE. HYMN 20. L. M. The Triumphs of the Exalted. Ps, xc. 1–4. WHUS the eternal Father spake To Christ the Son: “Ascend and sit At my right hand, till I shall make Thy foes submissive at thy feet.
2 From Zion shall thy word proceed;
Thy word, the sceptre in thy hand,
Shall make the hearts of rebels bleed,
And bow their wills to thy command.
3 That day shall show thy power is great,
When saints shall flock with willing minds,
And sinners crowd thy temple gate,
Where holiness in beauty shines.”
What a large vict'ry shall ensue !
And converts, who thy grace obey,
Exceed the drops of morning dew. WATTs.
HYMN 21. C. M.
The privilege of Public Worship. Ps. cxxxii.
HE Lord in Zion plac'd his name,
His ark was settled there;
To Zion the whole nation came
To worship thrice a year.
2. But we have no such lengths to go,
Nor wander far abroad;
Where'er thy saints assemble now,
There is a house for God.
3 Here, mighty God! accept our vows,
Here let thy praise be spread;
Bless the provisions of thy house,
And fill thy poor with bread.
4 Here let the son of David reign;
Let God's anointed shine;
Justice and truth his court maintain,
With love and power divine. WATTs.
Asking the Way to Zion. Jer, i. 5.
NQUIRE, ye pilgrims, for the way,
That leads to Zion's hill;
And thither set your steady face,
With a determin'd will.
2 Invite the strangers all around,
Your pious march to join ;
And spread the sentiments you feel
Of faith and love divine.
3 Come, let us to his temple haste,
And seek his favour there; -
Before his footstool humbly bow,
And pour our fervent prayer.
4 Come, let us join our souls to God,
In everlasting bands;
And seize the blessings he bestows
With eager hearts and hands.
5 Come, let us seal, without delay,
The covenant of his grace;
Nor shall the years of distant life
Its memory efface. - ---
6 Thus may our rising offspring haste
To see their fathers' God; -
Nor e'er forsake the happy path
Their youthful feet have trod. DoDDRIDGE.
Attendance on Divine Worship. Ps. cxxii.
OW did my heart rejoice to hear
My friends devoutly say,
In God's own house let us appear,
And keep the solemn day.
2 My soul shall pray for Zion still
While life or breath remains;
There my best friends, my kindred dwell,
There God my saviour reigns.
3 Peace be within this sacred place,
And joy a constant guest!
With holy gifts and heavenly grace
Be her attendants blest l WATTs.
The church the garden of God. Ps. xcii. 12, &c.
ORD ! 'tis a pleasant thing to stand
In gardens planted by thy hand;
Let me within thy courts be seen,
Like a young cedar, fresh and green.
2 There grow thy saints in faith and love,
Blest with thine influence from above;
Not Lebanon, with all its trees,
Yields such a comely sight as these.
3 The plants of grace shall ever live;
Nature decays, but grace must thrive;
Time, that doth all things else impair,
Still makes them flourish strong and fair.
4 Laden with fruits of age, they show -
The Lord is holy, just, and true ;
None that attend his courts shall find
A God unfaithful or unkind. WATTs,