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CXX.—The Church. ST. PHILIP (Ist Tune). · 10,10,1 0,4.

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TROYTE'S CHANT (No. 2)(2nd Tune). 10,10,10,4.

A. H. D. TROYTE.

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195 We are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses.I f FOR all the saints, who from their 5 p And when the strife is fierce, the war. lábours rest,

fare long, Who Thee by faith before the world cres Steals on the ear the distant triumphconfessed,

song, Thy name, O Jesus, be for ever blest. f And hearts are brave again, and árms Hallelujah !

are strong! Hallelujah! 2 f Thou wast their rock, their fortress, and their might ;

6 mf The golden evening brightens in the Thou, Lord, their Captain in the well

west ; fought fight;

Soon, soon, to faithful warriors cómeth Thou, in the darkness drear, their rest ; one true light, Hallelujah !

Sweet is the calm of Paradise the blest,

Hallelujah! 3 f Oh, may Thy soldiers, faithful, trúe, 7 f But lo! there breaks a yet more glóand bold,

rious day; Fight as the saints who nobly fought

The saints triumphant rise in bright of old,

array ; And win, with them, the victor's crówn

The King of Glory passes on His way!
of gold.
Hallelujah!

Hallelujah !
4mf Oh, blest communion, fellowship 8 f From earth's wide bounds, from
divine !

ocean's farthest coast, P We feebly struggle ; (f) they in glóry Through gates of pearl streams in the shine!

countless host, cres Yet all are one in Thee, for áll are Singing to Father, Son, and Hóly Ser: N Thine. Hallelujah!

Ghost- Hallelujah! Amen

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196 Christ also loved the Church, and gave Himself for it." ImfTHE Church's one foundation cres Yet saints their watch are keeping, Is Jesus Christ her Lord ;

Their cry goes up,

" How long?" She is His new creation

mf And soon the night of weeping By water and the word :

cres Shall be the morn of song. From heaven Hecame and sought her

4 P 'Mid toil and tribulation To be His holy bride ;

And tumult of her war,

She waits the consummation p And for her life He died.

Of peace for evermore ; 2 mf Elect from every nation,

cres Till with the vision glorious
Yet one o'er all the earth,

Her longing eyes are blest,
Her charter of salvation

f And the great Church victorious One Lord, one faith, one birth ; dim Shall be the Church at rest. p One holy name she blesses,

5 mf Yet she on earth hath union
Partakes one holy food,

With God the Three in One,
And to one hope she presses

p And mystic sweet communion
With every grace endued.

With those whose rest is won ; 3 p Though with a scornful wonder f Oh, happy ones and holy ! Men see her sore opprest,

P Lord, give us grace that we I By schisms rent asunder,

Like them, the meek and lowly, By heresies distrest ;

cres On high may dwell with Thee.

Amen

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197

Hear Thou in heaven, Thy dwelling-place.I mf WHEN the weary, seeking rest, 3 mf When the stranger asks a home, To Thy goodness flee ;

All his toils to end;
When the heavy-laden cast

When the hungry craveth food.
All their load on Thee;

And the poor a friend ;
p When the troubled, seeking peace, p When the sailor on the wave
On Thy name shall call;

Bows the fervent knee ;
When the sinner, seeking life,

When the soldier on the field
At Thy feet shall fall :

Lifts his heart to Thee : cres Hear then in love, O Lord, the cry, cres Hear then in love, O Lord, the cry, dim In heaven, Thy dwelling-place on high. dim In heaven, Thy dwelling-place on high. 2 mf When the worldling, sick at heart, 4 mf When the man of toil and care, Lifts his soul above;

In the city crowd,
When the
prodigal looks back

When the shepherd on the moor,
To his Father's love ;

Names the name of God; mf When the proud man, in his pride, mf When the learned and the high, Stoops to seek Thy face ;

Tired of earthly fame,
When the burdened brings his guilt Upon higher joys intent,
To Thy throne of grace:

Name the blessed nanie : cres Hear then in love, O Lord, the cry, cres Hear then in love, O Lord, the cry, dim In heaven, Thy dwelling-placeon high. di:n In heaven, Thydwelling-place on high

5 mf When the child, with grave fresh lip, 6 p When creation, in her pangs,
Youth, or maiden fair,

Heaves her heavy groan;
When the aged, weak and grey,

When Thy Saleni's exiled sons
Seek Thy face in prayer;

Breathe their bitter moan;
p When the widow weeps to Thee, dim When Thy widowed, weeping
Sad and lone and low ;

Looking for a home, [Church,
When the orphan brings to Thee, Sendeth up her silent sigh,
All his orplian woe :

Come, Lord Jesus, come !" cres Hear then in love, O Lord, the cry, cres Hear then

in love, O Lord, the cry, dim In heaven, Thy dwelling-place on high. dim In heaven, Thy dwelling-place on high.

Amen,

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198 Glorious things are spoken of thee, O city of God.if GLORIOUS things of thee are Who can faint while such a river Zion, city of our God! (spoken,

Ever flows their thirst t' assuage ?
He, whose word cannot be broken, Grace, which, like the Lord, the Giver,

Formed thee for His own abode : Never fails from age to age.
On the Rock of Ages founded,

3 f Blest inhabitants of Zion,
What can shake thy sure repose ?

Washed in the Redeemer's blood!
With salvation's walls surrounded,

Jesus, whom their souls rely on,
Thou may'st smile at all thy foes.

Makes them kings and priezts to af See, the streams of living waters, 'Tis His love His people raises (God. Springing from eternal love,

Over self to reign as kings,
Well supply thy sons and daughters, And, as priests, His solemn praises
And all fear of want remove.

Each for a thank-offering brings.

Amcn.

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Imf GOD hath two families of love, 4mf We thank Thee, Saviour, for the grace

In earth below, and heaven above, By which they reached that blessed p One is in battle sharp and sore,

place, cres And one is happy

By which they dwell in endless day.

And sin and sorrow flee away. 2mf The holy Church on earth must fight

Against the devil and his might; 5m, In Thee, with all Thy saints, they rest, The Church in heaven with war hath And never more can be distressed ; And yet the two are only one. [done; cres Oh, teach us so to live that we

May follow them, as they did Thee; 3mf For they, who loved their Saviour here

And died in God's true faith and fear, 6 mf To think on all their faith and love
Have joined the glorious Church on Until Thou callest us above,
high

To see Thee as Thou art, and bow And live and reign beyond the sky. Before Thy throne, as they do now.

Amen.

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