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His precious blood, his wounds and
1203.* T. 151. death, Shall, when I draw my latest breath, WHEN I shall gain permission Be my support and comfort.
To leave this mortal tent, 3 I of his body am a limb,
And get from pain dismission, This is my consolation;
Jesus, thyself present; And death between my soul and And let me, when expiring, him
Recline upon thy breast, Shall make no separation:
Thus I shall be acquiring He in me, I in him abide;
Eternal life and rest. In him who for me liv'd and died, · I've found life everlasting.
1204.* T. 232. 4. Since he did from the dead arise, LORD, let thy blest angelic bands And then ascend victorious,
Convey my soul into thy hands, I likewise in the hope rejoice,
When soul and body sever ; To rise again more glorious : My body, tho' reduc'd to dust, Thus free from fear, I can in peace Thou wilt, O Lord, I firmly trust, Depart to see him as he is,
Raise up to live for ever: And live with him for ever.
Then shall I see thee face to face
In everlasting joy and peace, 1202.* T. 244. And sing with all the saints above
The wonders of redeeming love; IN spirit I am waiting,
O Christ, my Lord, :11: Lord Jesus, near to thee,
I'll thee adore
Here and above for evermore.
T. 14. Bow down thy head in death,
I hear thee cry, “ 'Tis finish'd," O HOW I long with Christ to be, And watch thy latest breath.
And in his presence rest, 2 Thy sighs, thy groans in anguish,
He draws my soul most powerfully;
I to his bosom haste. Thy tears, a bitter flood, When thou for me didst languish, 2 Meanwhile may I in spirit view
Thy wounds and precious blood, His sufferings, cross, and death; Be present night and day
These to my beart be daily new, To me, while here I stay,
Till I resign my breath. And at my dissolution
3 Me for thy coming, Lord, prepare; My soul to heaven convey.
Grant I may ready be, 3 Midst joy beyond expression, Whene'er thou callest, without fear I shall abased be
To meet and welcome thee. With deep humiliation,
4 Thou know'st my insufficiency; When called home to thee:
All my diseases cure;
O let thy stripes and wounds on me
Exert their healing power.
5 Thus will my wants be well supO hasten thy a ppearance ;
Thus will my soul with grace Yet as it pleaseth thee: Meanwhile to me thy presence
Abundantly be satisfied, Vouchsafe continually:
And kept in heavenly peace; Fix thou my heart and eyes
6 Until the hour shall strike at last, Upon thy sacrifice,
When I, from sorrow free, Until my race is finish'd,
Shall hasten to thy arms and breast And I obtain the prize.
And ever live with thee,
1208. T. 102: THE spirits of the just,
WHERE is this infant? It is gone: Confin'd in bodies, groan, [dust, To whom? To Jesus who redeem'd Till death consigns the corpse to it : And then the conflict's done:
It now appears before his throne, Jesus who came to save,
Where he continues still to tend it, The Lamb for sinners slain,
His favour--for ever
To prove: he doth bear
This lamb in his bosom, 'tis sufe in 2 Why should we fear to trust
his care. The place where Jesus lay? He'll raise our bodies from the dust,
2 He took such in his arms on And unto life convey:
earth, Sin 's pardon'd, we're secure,
And show'd to them peculiar favour; Death hath no sting beside;
Hence we may know, that from The law gives sin condemning power, He is their ever-gracious Saviour:
their birth But Jesus for us died.
He gave them,- he takes them, 3 Confiding in thy name,
Whene'er he sees best Jesus, the church's Head, (frame, For them to come to him, and with We give to earth the breathless
him to rest. Remembering thou wast dead: A bitter death indeed
3 This infant rests now happily Was thine, O Lamb of God; In Christ, the source of our salvaBut from the curse thou hast us Rejoicing to eternity; [tion,
By thy atoning blood. [freed, Join'd to the perfect congregation: 4 O death, where is thy sting ?
The body-we bury; O grave, thy victory?
We know that, from pain [again. He that believes in Christ can sing, Released, we shall once behold it . “He hath redeemed me:' Trusting in him by faith,
HOW sweetly this our brother sleeps, Who for us rose again.
Enjoying endless peace;
The grave, wherein his Saviour lay, 1207.
Is now his resting-place. WHYdowemourn departing friends,
2 Nought can disturb this heir of Or shake at death's alarms?
life, 'Tis but the voice that Jesus sends
All worldly cares are filed; To call them to his arms.
To be with Christ was his desire, 2 Why should we tremble to convey
And now he's perfected.
T. 16. And left a long perfume.
HAPPY soul thy days are ended, 3 The graves of all his saints he And soften'd every bed; [blest, Thou, by angel-guards attended,
All thy mourning days below; Where should the dying members Didst to Jesus' presence go.
But with the dying Head. (rest, 4 Thence he arose, ascending high, 2 Trusting in thy Saviour's merit, And show'd our feet the way:
Thou hast seen thy Lord above, Up to the Lord our flesh shall fly
Waiting to receive thy spirit, At the great rising-day.
Reaching out the crown of love Ō Then let. the last loud trumpet 3 For the joy he set before thee,
And bid our kindred rise; (sound, Thou didst bear a moment's pa Awake, ye nations under ground, Die, to live a life of glory, Ye saints, ascend the skies
Suffer, with thy Lord to reign.
1211.* T. 79. 2 His sufferings have deliver's thes
From misery, woe, and death; [be WHEN children, bless'd by Jesus, His word, " 'Tis finish'd,” prov'd to To whom their souls are precious, The triumph of thy faith. Depart in early years,
3 Now to the earth let these remains They are not lost ; for heaven To children shall be given;
In hope committed be;
Until the body, chang'd, obtains Eternal happiness is theirs.
Blest immortality. 2. This child is therefore blessed, Let no one be distressed,
1213.* T. 483. Christ bid it fall asleep:
NOW rest in peace: : : The body dead, the spirit
Our prayers, when dying, thee atWill endless life inherit
Thou hast ended [tended; With his redeemid & happy sheep. Thy mortal life, and now thro' grace
Beholdest Jesus face to face: 1212.*
The holy angels did convey
Thy soul to realms of endless day; BLEST soul, how sweetly dost thou There bless thee, God, -the Father, rest
and the Son,
(in One: From every toil and care,
And Holy Ghost, -Jehovah, Three Enjoying now, on Jesus' breast, With saints adore the Lamb Bliss far beyond compare.
That sitteth on the throne.
XLI. THE LAST JUDGMENT.
15 Under sorrows and reproaches
May this thought our courage DAY of judgment, day of won
Swiftly God's great day approaches; Hark, the trumpet's awful sound, Sighs will then be changed to Louder than a thousand thunders,
We shall triumph : [praise : Shakes the vast creation round:
When the world is in a blaze.
1215.* T. 132. 2 See the Judge our nature wearing, 'TIS sure that awful time will come
Cloth'd in majesty divine;
When Christ, the Lord of glory, Then shall say, This God is mine: Shall from his throne give men their Gracious Saviour, ::
doom, Own me on that day as thine.
And change things transitory:
This will strike dumb each im3 At his call the dead awaken,
pious jeer, Rise to life from earth and sea; When all things are consumed by All the powers of nature shaken,
fire, At his call prepare to flee:
And heav'n and earth dissolved. Careless sinner, :11: What will then become of thee?
2 The wakening trumpet all shall
hear, 4 Then to all who have confessed,
The dead shall then be raised, Lov'd and serv'd the Lord below, And 'fore the judgment-seat appear, He will say, “Come near, ye blessed, On the right and left hand placed See the kingdom I bestow : Those in the body at that time You for ever :Il:
Shall, in a manner most sublime, Shall my love and glory know."
Endure a transmutation.
3 Woe, then, to him that hath de- Henceforth his unbounded grace
God's word and revelation, [spis'd Is their theme of endless praise. And here done nothing but devis'd 5 In the hope of all this joy,
His lust's gratification : Then, how confounded will he stand, Steadfast in the faith of Christ,
Brethren, let us still be found; When he must go, at Christ's comTo everlasting torment. [mand, Till we shall, when time is o'er,
May we all in love abound, 4 When all with awe shall stand Live with him for evermore.
around To hear their doom allotted,
1217. T. 585. O may my worthless name be found
LO, he cometh; countless trumpets In the Lamb's book unblotted: Grant me that firm, unshaken faith, 'Midst ten thousand saints and an
Christ's appearance usher in : That thou, my Saviour, by thy death
gels Hast purchas'd my salvation.
See our Judge and Saviour shine 5 Before thou shalt as Judge ap Hallelujah, :I!:
[slain. Plead as my Intercessor, [pear, Welcome, welcome, Lamb once And on that awful day declare
2 Now the song of all the saved, That I am thy confessor; Then bring me to that blessed
place, Now resplendent shine his nail
“Worthy is the Lamb,” resounds; Where I shall see with open face
prints, The glory of thy kingdom.
Every eye shall see his wounds: 6 O Jesus, shorten the delay,
Great his glory; :|: And hasten thy salvation,
Every knee to him shall bow. That we may see that glorious day 3 Every island, sea, and mountain,
Produce a new creation: [King, Earth and heaven flee away; Lord Jesus, come, our Judge and all his enemies confounded Come, change our mournful notes,
Hear the trump proclaim his day: to sing
Come to judgment;:11:
Stand before the Son of Man.
4 All who love him view his glory, HARK, the trump of God is heard,
In his bright once marred face And the archangel's voice on high;
Jesus cometh ; all his people Yea, the Lord himself descends
Now their heads with gladness With a shout that rends the sky;
Happy mourners, :ll: [raise; Lo, the bars of death are burst,
Lo, on clouds he comes, he comes. See, the dead in Christ rise first. 5 See redemption, long expected, 2 His blest people, still on earth,
On that awful day appear; In a moment chang'd, arise, All his people, once despised, And with them, in clouds caught up, Joyful meet him in the air:
Meet their Saviour in the skies; Hallelujah, :Il: Fears and doubts are far remov'd, Saviour, now thy kingdom come. Him they see whom here they lov'd. 3 See this transient, mortal life
1218. T. 590, Swallow'd up eternally :
MY faith shall triumph o'er the Death, O death, where is thy sting?
grave, Where, O grave, thy victory?
And trample on the tombs; Thanks to God, thro' Christ we have
My Jesus, my Redeemer lives, Victory over death and grave.
My God, my Saviour comes : 4 Now all tears are wip'd away; Ere long I know he shall appear
Free from guilt, and fear, & pain, In power and glory great; Al his ransom'd saints with him And death, the last of all his foes, Kings and priests for ever reign: Lie vanquish'd at his feet.
2 Then, tho' the worms my flesh 2 His shame to all will be display'd, devour,
However specious here his dress, And make my corpse their prey,
Who is not in the robe array'd I know I shall arise with power,
Of Jesus' perfect righteousness; On the last judgment day:
Who of Christ's fulness ne'er reWhen God shall stand upon the ceiv'd, earth,
Will tremble at the judgmentHim these mine eyes shall see,
day; My flesh shall feel a second birth, However righteous here believ'd, And ever with him be.
Then naked must he go away: 3 Then his own hand shall wipe the Haste then to Jesus Christ; thrice From every weeping eye; (tears
happy they, And pains, and groans, and griefs, Who to the mercy-seat have found Shall cease etern:lly : [and fears,
their way. How long, dear Saviour, o how
1221.* T. 22. long, Shall this bright hour delay? REJOICE, thou happy little flock, Oh, hasten thy appearance, Lord, Which, grounded firm on Christ the And bring the welcome day,
Shalt dwell with him in lasting day 1219.
When heaven and earth shall pass WHEN rising from the bed of death, away.
O'erwhelm'd with guilt and fear, 2 Who will not turn to him while I see my Maker face to face,
here, Oh, how shall I appear?
And love him truly, shall with fear 2 If yet while pardon may be found, And trembling seek a sheltering Thy mercy I've not sought,
place, My heartwith inward horror shrinks, To hide himself from Jesus' face.
And trembles at the thought, 3 That thou, O Lord, wilt stand To feed and tend his dear-bought
3 May Christ continue still to keep, In majesty severe, [disclos'd
sheep, And sit in judgment on my soul :
Until his ransom'd flock shall be How then shall I appear?
Gather'd to him eternally. 4 But thou declarest in thy word, That sinners who to thee,
4 Help us, O Lord, to watch and While here they live, repentingturn, That we be ready every day,
, Shall live eternally.
To stand before thee thro'tby grace, 5 Grant then, that I may favour’d And in thy kingdom have a place.
Full pardon to obtain, [be, Since Jesus Christ, to save my soul,
T. 151. Upon the cross was slain.
WHEN conscious sinners tremble, 1220.* T. 592.
To hear the trumpet's sound, THIS transient world is not our That bids the dead assemble home,
The judgment-seat around;
May we thy call obey,
To view a glorious day.
1223.* His friendship's fire doth still re- JUDGE me now, my God and Samain: [happy are,
viour, The scorn'd selected few thrice Ev'n before the judgment-day; Who have in Jesus' love and grace Then to me, a worm, thy favour a share.
Thro' eternity display.