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Evangelist's Day. 2 Chance and change are busy ever,

Worlds decay, and ages move;
But his mercy waneth never:

God is light, and God is love.
3 E'en the hour that darkest seemeth

Will his changeless goodness prove;
From the mist his brightness streameth:

God is light, and God is love. 4 He with earthly cares entwineth

Hope and comfort from above; -
Everywhere his glory shineth:

God is light, and God is love. 34

S. M. Invitation to Christ.

Rev. xxii, 17, 20. 1 THE Spirit in our hearts

Is whisp'ring, Sinner, Come! The bride, the church of Christ, proclaims

To all his children,-Come! 2 Let him, that heareth, say

To all about him,-Come!
Let him, that thirsts for righteousness,

To Christ, the Fountain, come. 3 Yes! whosoever will,

Oh! let him freely come,
And freely drink the stream of life;

'Tis Jesus bids him-Come.

Evangelist's Day.
4 Lo! Jesus, who invites,

Declares, “I quickly come:”.
Lord, even so! I wait thy hour:

Jesus, my Saviour, Come!

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Innocents' Day. 35

Little ones in heaven.

Prov. viii, 17. Mark x, 14.
1 YES, there are little ones in heaven,

Children like us around the throne,
To whom the King of kings hath given

A living glory like his own:
Jesus! thy grace, so rich and free,
Hath suffer'd them to come to Thee.
2 Oh! let us think of them to-day-

Their sweet and everlasting song-
And hope to sing as loud as they

In the same holy heaven ere long:
Jesus! may this our portion be!

Oh! suffer us to come to Thee!
3[Those blessed children in the sky

Went from this sad and sinful earth:
How were their spirits raised so high

Above their low estate by birth?
They came to Christ, and so will we:
Lord! suffer us to come to Thee!]

Day. 4[To come with humbleness of mind,

With simple faith, and earnest prayer,
To seek thy precious cross, and find

Peace, pardon, joy, salvation, there:
Oh! set our sin-bound spirits free,

And suffer us to come to Thee!)
5 To come, while we are young and gay,

While life, and joy, and hope, run high;
To come, in sorrow's gloomiest day;

To come, when death itself is nigh:
Lord! in that day our guardian be,
And suffer us to come to Thee!

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Children singing in glory.

Matt. xviii, 10. Rev. vii, 13, 14.
1 AROUND the throne of God in heav'n

Thousands of children stand;
Children, whose sins are all forgiv'n;
A holy, happy band:

Singing glory, glory, glory. 2[In flowing robes of spotless white

See every one array'd;
Dwelling in everlasting light,
And joys that never fade:

Singing glory, glory, glory.]

Day.
3 Once they were little ones like you,

And liv'd on earth below,
And could not praise, as now they do,
The Lord who lov'd them so:

Singing glory, glory, glory.

4 What brought them to that world above

That heav'n so bright and fairWhere all is peace, and joy, and love? How came those children there?

Singing glory, glory, glory.

5 Because the Saviour shed his blood

To wash away their sin;
Bathed in that pure and precious flood,
Behold them white and clean:

Singing glory, glory, glory. 6[On earth they sought their Saviour's grace;

On earth they lov'd his name:
So now in heav'n they see his face,
And stand before the Lamb:

Singing glory, glory, glory.]

Christmas. 37

8.7.4. Birth of Christ.

Isa. ix, 6. Luke ii, 16, 18. 1 Christ is born, go tell the story,

Tell the nations of his birth:
Tell them that the Lord of Glory
Comes from heaven to dwell on earth:

Let the tidings
Fill the world with sacred mirth!
2 See He lies in yonder manger;

Prince of Life his title is: 'Midst his own, and yet a stranger; All things seen and unseen his:

Yet neglected:
Wonder, O ye heavens, at this !
3 See fulfill'd prophetic vision-

Unto us a child is born-
Though an object of derision,
Though the theme of human scorn,

Yet his people
Hail his birth, and cease to mourn.
4 Hail Immanuel! Child of promise!

Lord of all, in humble guise!
Long detain'd, and absent from us,
Come at length to bless our eyes:

Hail Immanuel !
God the Saviour, only wise!

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