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With trembling our souls on thy mercy wecast:
4th Sunday in Advent. 19
8.7.7. Christ coming suddenly.
Luke xii, 35, 36. 1 Thess. v, 1-8.
When the world shall pass away;
To expect a glorious day,
And his people cease to mourn.
Then it is the day will come;
Sinners then must meet their doom;
Shall obtain their bright reward.
Be it ours his word to keep;
Let us watch while others sleep:
Rejoicing in Christ's reign.
Your Lord and King adore:
And triumph evermore.
Rejoice! again I say, rejoice! 2 Jesus the Saviour reigns,
The God of truth and love;
He took his seat above..
Rejoice! again I say, rejoice! 3[His kingdom cannot fail;
He rules o’er earth and heav'n:
Are to our Jesus giv'n.
Rejoicel again I say, rejoice !] 4 He sits at God's right hand,
Till all his foes submit;
And fall beneath his feet.
Jesus the Judge shall come,
To their eternal home.
C. M. Christ's second coming desired.
Rev. xxii, 20.
“On clouds of glory fly!""
Our waiting souls reply. 2 Come, raise thy servants' mould'ring dust,
And all their frames refine;
They in full beauty shine. 3 Come, loose these bonds of flesh and 'sin,
And end our pains and cares;
Beyond the shining stars.
Our humble names to own;
To dwell around thy throne.
. 5 With winged speed, O Saviour! come;
Bring in the glorious day:
Beneath thy long delay.
8. 8.6. Readiness for Christ's coming implored.
Rev. x3, 11-15. 1 WHEN Thou, my righteous Judge, shalt come To fetch thy ransom'd people home,
Shall I among them stand? Shall such a worthless worm as I, Who sometimes am afraid to die,
Be found at thy right hand ?
Though vilest of them all:
When Thou for them shalt call.
In this th' accepted day:
Nor let me fall away.
in Advent. 4 Let me among thy saints be found, Whene'er th' archangel's trump shall sound,
To see thy glorious face:
With shouts of sov’reign grace.
Christ our hope in the day of wrath.
Rom. viii, 1. 2 Pet. iii, 7-10. Rev. vi, 14. 1 The day of wrath, that dreadful day,
When heaven and earth shall pass away!
2 When, shriv'lling like a parched scroll,
The flaming heavens together roll,
3 Oh! on that day, that wrathful day,
When man to judgment wakes from clay; Be Thou, O Christ! the sinner's stay, Though heaven and earth shall pass away.