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in Advent.
5 Oh! may these heav'nly pages be

My ever-dear delight!
And still new beauties may I see,

And still increasing light!
6 Divine Instructor! gracious Lord !

Be Thou for ever near;
Teach me to love thy sacred word,

And view my Saviour there! 9

D. 7's. Christ's triumphant reign.

Rev. xi, 15; xis, 6. 1 HARK! the song of Jubilee !

Loud as mighty thunders roar; Or the fulness of the sea,

When it breaks upon the shore ! Hallelujah! for the Lord

God omnipotent shall reign: Hallulejah! let the word

Echo round the earth and main. 2 Hallelujah! Hark! the sound,

From the centre to the skies, Wakes, above, beneath, around,

All creation's harmonies: See Jehovah's banners furld ;

Sheath'd his sword : He speaks—’tis done, And the kingdoms of this world

Are the kingdoms of his Son.

. 3 He shall reign from pole to pole

With illimitable sway;
He shall reign, when like a scroll

Yonder heavens have pass'd away:
Then the end-beneath his rod

Man's last enemy shall fall: Hallelujah! Christ in God,

God in Christ, is all in all.


Luther's. Sinai, Calvary, and Olivet. Ex. xix, 16-19. Luke xxiii, 33. Zech. siv, 4, 5. 1 The Lord of might, from Sinai's brow, · Gave forth his voice of thunder; And Israel lay on earth below,

Outstretch'd in fear and wonder:
Beneath his feet was pitchy night,
And, at his left hand and his right,

The rocks were rent asunder. 2 The Lord of love, on Calvary,

A meek and suff'ring stranger,
Uprais’d to heaven his languid eye

In nature's hour of danger:
For us He bore the weight of woe;
For us He gave his blood to flow,

And met his Father's anger.


in Advent.
3 The Lord of love, the Lord of might,

The King of all created,
Shall back return to claim his right,
· On clouds of glory seated ;
With trumpet-sound and angel-song,
And hallelujahs loud and long,
O’er death and hell defeated :

8. 7.7.
Joy at Christ's return.
John xvi, 22. 1 Thess. iv, 16, 17. 2 Tim. iv, 8.
I WELCOME sight! the Lord descending !

Jesus in the clouds appears:
Lo! the Saviour comes, intending

Now to dry his people's tears:
Lo! the Saviour comes to reign,
Welcome to his waiting train.
2 Long they mourn'd their absent Master,

Long they felt like men forlorn,
Bid the seasons fly still faster,

While they sigh'd for his return:
Lo! the hour is come at last,

All their sorrows now are past.
3 Now, from home no longer banish'd,

They are going to their rest:
Though the heav'ns and earth have vanishid,

With their Lord they shall be blest:
Blest with Him his saints shall be,
Blest throughout eternity,

in Advent. 4 Happy people! grace unbounded,

Grace alone, exalts you thus:
Be asham'd, and be confounded;

Sing for ever:- Not to us,
Not to us be glory givin:

Glory to the God of heav'n! 12

8.8.6. The Lord's kingdom established.

Isa. ii, 17, 18; xxiv, 23. Rev. xi, 15.
1 His kingdom come! ye saints, rejoice!
Let earth and heaven unite their voice

To swell the lofty strain:
Proclaim the joyful news abroad;
The mighty King ! the glorious God !

He comes on earth to reign.
2 High o'er the pomp of worldly state,
On chosen Zion's lofty seat,

Jehovah sets his throne:
Now shall the lands confess his power,
And all the earth his name adore,

And serve the Lord alone.
3 Before the terrors of his face
Let mortal man his pride abase,

And ev'ry idol fall:
Prostrate be ev'ry haughty foe,
The pomp and power of earth be low,

And God be all in all,


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8.7.4. The Judgment. Isa. xxv, 9. Matt. xxv, 34. John v, 28, 29. 1 Day of judgment! day of wonders !

Hark! the trumpet's awful sound,
Louder than ten thousand thunders,
Shakes the vast creation round!

How the summons

Will the sinner's heart confound ! 2 See the Judge, our nature wearing,

Cloth’d in majesty divine !
Ye, who long for his appearing,
Then shall say:- This God is mine-

Gracious Saviour!

Own me in that day for thine. 3 At his call the dead awaken,

Rise to life from earth and sea:
All the pow'rs of nature, shaken,
From his glance prepare to flee.

Careless sinner!

What will then become of thee? 4 But to those, who have confessed,

Lov'd, and serv'd the Lord below,
He will say:-Come near, ye blessed,
Take the kingdom I bestow:

You for ever
Shall my love and glory know.

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