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132 "I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ
jesus." i mfSAVIOUR, blessed Saviour, 4 f Clearer still, and clearer, Listen while we sing ;
Dawns the light from heaven, cros Hearts and voices raising
p In our sadness bringing s Praises to our King.
News of sins forgiven ; mf All we have to offer,
cres Life has lost its shadows,
Pure the light within ;
Thou hast shed Thy radiance
On a world of sin. 2 mf Nearer, ever nearer,
5 mf Onward, ever onward, Christ, we draw to Thee,
Journeying o'er the road dim Deep in adoration
Worn by saints before us,
Journeying on to God; ☆ Thou, for our redemption,
cres Leaving all behind us, *Can'st on earth to die;
May we hasten on, cres Thou, that we might follow,
Backward never looking f Hast gone up on high.
f Till the prize is won. 3 f Great, and ever greater,
6 f Higher then, and higher,
Bear the ransomed soul,
Earthly toils forgotten,
Saviour, to its goal ; p Where no pain nor sorrow,
f Where, in joys unthought of, Toil nor care, is known
Saints with angels sing, cres Where the angel-legions
Never weary, raising
Praises to their King. Amen.
135 "The morning stars sang together, and all the sons of God shouted for joy." if SONGS of praise the angels sang, 4 p And shall man alone be dumb Heaven with hallelujahs rang,
Till that glorious kingdom come? When Jehovah's work begun, cres No! the Church delights to raise
When He spake, and it was done. Psalms and hymns and songs of praise. 2 f Songs of praise awoke the morn 5 mf Saints below, with heart and voice,
When the Prince of Peace was born ; Still in songs of praise rejoice ;
f Songs of praise to sing above. 3 mf Heaven and earth must pass away; 6mf Born upon their latest breath, cres Songs of praise shall crown that day: Songs of praise shall conquer death f God will make new heavens and earth ;cres Then, amidst eternal joy, Songs of praise shall hail their birth. f Songs of praise their powers employ.
136 “Thou art worthy, O Lord, to receive glory and honour." mf MIGHTY God! while angels bless 3mf But Thy rich, Thy free redemption, Thee,
Bright, though veiled in darkness May a mortal sing Thy name?
[pression ; Lord of men as well as angels,
Thought is poor, and poor exThou art every creature's theme. Who can sing that wondrous song? Lord of every land and nation,
Brightness of the Father's glory,
Shall Thy praise unuttered lie? tres Sounded through the wide creation cres Break, my tongue, such guilty silence !
f Be Thy just and endless praise. Sing the Lord (dim) who came to die. mf For the grandeur of Thy nature, 4mf From the highest throne of glory
Grand beyond a seraph's thought ; p To the cross of deepest woe, For the wonders of creation,
Thou didst stoop to ransom captives; Works with skill and kindness cres Flow my praise, for ever flow; wrought ;
Re-ascend, immortal Saviour !
Thence return, and reign for ever : Wings an angel, guides a sparrow, Be the kingdom all Thine own! Blessèd be Thy gentle reign !
THE LORD JESUS CHRIST: HIS GLORY AND PRAISE.
" Unto Him that loved 11s." I mfTO Him that loved the souls of men, 3 f Behold, on flying clouds He comes ! And washed us in His blood,
His saints shall bless the riay; cres To royal honours raised our head p While they that pierced Him sadly And made us priests to God,
In anguish and dismay. (mourn 2 f To Him let cvery tongue be praise, 4mf Thou art the First, and Thou the Last; And every heart be love!
Time centres all in Thee, All grateful honours paid on earth, cres Th' Almighty God, who was, and is, And nobler songs above !
And evermore shall be. Amen.
138 “He shall receive of Mine, and shall show it unto you."d but
Our most delightful Guest,
With hing power :
Rest, which the weary know,
Shade, 'mid the noontide glow,
Peace, when deep griefs o'erflow, cres Oh, come to-day!
cres Cheer us, this hour !