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0, Judge of the world, when arrayed in thy glory,
Thy summons again shall be heard from on high, While nature stands trembling and naked before
thee, And waits on thy sentence to live or to die;
When the heaven shall fly fast from the sound
of thy thunder, And the sun, in thy lightnings, grow languid
and pale, And the sea yield her dead, and the tomb cleave
asunder, In the hour of thy terrors, let mercy prevail.
TWENTY-FIRST SUNDAY AFTER
The sound of war ! In earth and air
The volleying thunders roll:
Against the Christian's soul.
The scorner's serpent tone,
Amidst his foes alone.
Gods of the world, ye warrior host
Of darkness and of air,
In vain the tempter's snare.
Though mortal nerve and bone
Undaunted, though alone.
'Tis past, 't is o'er! in foul defeat
The demon host are fled, Before the Saviour's mercy-seat, (His live-long work of faith complete,)
Their conqueror bends his head. •The spoils thyself hast gained, Lord :
I lay before thy throne: Thou wert my rock, my shield, my sword; My trust was in thy name and word : 'T was in thy strength my heart was strong ; Thy spirit went with mine along ; How was I then alone ?
TWENTY-SECOND SUNDAY AFTER
fly; Wilt thou release my trembling soul, that to des.
pair is driven? · Forgive ! a blessed voice replied, and thou
shalt be forgiven.' My foemen, Lord, are fierce and fell, they spurn
me in their pride, They render e vil for my good, my patience they
deride ; Arise, 0 King, and be the proud to righteous
ruin driven. * Forgive!' an awful answer came, as thot
would'st be forgiven.' Seven times, O Lord, I pardoned them, seven
times they sinned again : They practise still to work me wo, they triumph
in my pain; But let them dread my vengeance now, to just re."
sentment driven. Forgive !' the voice of thunder spake, or never
Defend, o God
In faith and
A flock to
TWENTY-THIRD SUNDAY AFTER
From foes that would the land devour;
From yoke of slavery ;
Good Lord, preserve us free.
Defend, O God, with guardian hand,
In faith and unity;
A Alock to welcome thee.