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CXX.—The Church. ST. PHILIP (Ist Tune). · 10,10,1 0,4.
TROYTE'S CHANT (No. 2)(2nd Tune). 10,10,10,4.
A. H. D. TROYTE.
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!
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
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
Her longing eyes are blest,
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
With God the Three in One,
p And mystic sweet communion
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.
“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 hungry craveth food.
And the poor a friend ;
Bows the fervent knee ;
When the soldier on the field
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 shepherd on the moor,
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,
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,
Heaves her heavy groan;
When Thy Saleni's exiled sons
Breathe their bitter moan;
Looking for a home, [Church,
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.
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 ?
Formed thee for His own abode : Never fails from age to age.
3 f Blest inhabitants of Zion,
Washed in the Redeemer's blood!
Jesus, whom their souls rely on,
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,
Each for a thank-offering brings.
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
To see Thee as Thou art, and bow And live and reign beyond the sky. Before Thy throne, as they do now.