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ST. MATTHEW. 183

Rise, he calleth thee."-St. Mark x. 49. I BEHOLD, the Master passeth by! 4 That “ Follow Me" his faithful ear

Oh, seest thou not His pleading Eye? Seemed every day afresh to hear :
With low sad voice He calleth thee- . Its echoes stirred his spirit still,

“ Leave this vain world, and follow Me." And fired his hope, and nerved his will 2 Osoul, bowed down with harrowing care, 5 God gently calls us every day:

Hast thou no thought for heaven to spare? Why should we then our bliss delay? From earthly toils lift up thine eye ; He calls to heaven and endless light: Behold, the Master passeth by!

Why should we love the dreary night? 3. One heard Him calling long ago, 6 Praise, Lord, to Thee for Matthew's call,

And straightway left all things below, At which he rose and left his all :
Counting his earthly gain as loss

Thou, Lord, e'en now art calling me,For Jesus and His blessed Cross.

I will leave all, and follow Thee. Amen.

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ST. MICHAEL AND ALL ANGELS.
184 All the Angels stood round about the throne." --Rev. vii. 11.
I FATHER, before Thy throne of light Oh! may we feel, as low we kneel
The guardian Angels bend,

To pray Thee for Thy grace,
And ever in Thy presence bright

That Thou art here for all who fear
Their psalms adoring blend ;

The brightness of Thy face.
And casting down each golden crown

3 Here where the Angels see us come Beside the crystal sea,

To worship day by day, cres. With voice and lyre, in happy choir,

Teach us to seek our heavenly Home, Hymn glory, Lord, to Thee.

And serve Thee e'en as they ; 2 And as the rainbow lustre falls

With them to raise our notes of praise, Athwart their glowing wings,

With them Thy love to own ; [prime While seraph unto seraph calls, cres. That boyhood's time and manhood's And each Thy goodness sings ;

Be Thine, and Thine alone! Amen.

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The Son of Man shall come in His glory, and all the holy Angels

with Him."-St. Matt. xxv. 31.

FIO GOD the Son eternal, Thy dread might
Sent forth Saint Michael and the hosts of heaven,

And from the realms of light

Cast down in burning fight
Satan's rebellious hosts, to darkness given.
2 Thine Angels, Lord, we sing with thankful lays,
Dwelling with Thee above yon depths of sky;

Who, 'mid Thy glory's blaze,

Heaven's ceaseless anthems raise,
And gird Thy Throne in faithful ministry.
M3 We celebrate their love, whose viewless wing
Hath left for us so oft their mansion high,

The mercies of their King

To mortal saints to bring,
p Or guard the couch of slumbering infancy.

4. But Thee, the First and Last, we glorify,
Who, when Thy world was sunk in death and sin,

Not with Thine hierarchy, .

The armies of the sky,
But didst with Thine own arm the battle win.

5 Therefore with Angels and Archangels we
To Thy dear love our thankful chorus raise,

And tune our songs to Thee,

Who art, and art to be ;
And, endless as Thy mercies, sound Thy praise ! Amen.

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186

The morning stars sang together, and all the sons of God shouted

for joy.”--Job xxxviii. 7.

F1 STARS of the morning, so gloriously bright,

Filled with celestial resplendence and light;
These that, where night never followeth day,
Raise the Tris-hagion* ever and aye ;

2 These are Thy counsellors : these dost Thou own,
God of Sabaoth ! the nearest Thy throne ;
These are Thy ministers; these 'Thou dost send,
Help of the helpless ones! man to defend.

3 Then, when the earth was first poised in mid-space,

Then, when the planets first sped on their race,-
Then, when were ended the six days' employ,--
Then all the Sons of God shouted for joy.

4 Still let them succour us; still let them fight,
Lord of angelic hosts, battling for right!
Till, where their anthems they ceaselessly pour,
We with the Angels may bow and adore! Amen.

* This word, signifying 'Thrice-Holy,' represents in the Greek Liturgies the “Holy, Holy, Holy," sung in the Communion Service.

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197 The chariots of God are twenty thousand, even thousands

of Angels.”—Ps. lxviii. 17. F WHERE angelic hosts adore Thee, 3 Ranged around in wondrous order,

Thou, O God, in heaven dost reign; Thee they serve, their Lord and King ; At Thy word they rose around Thee, „ Grant that in our cares and danger

And Thy word doth them sustain." They may timely succour bring. 2 Thousand times ten thousand, bending 4 Praise to Thee, Who hast created

At Thy throne, their homage pay; Earth and heaven, with all their host; Flames of fire in strength excelling Praise to Thee, O God most mighty, Haste Thy pleasure to obey.

Father, Son, and Holy Ghost. Amen.

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ST. LUKE. 198 Who went about doing good, and healing all that were oppressed

of the devil.Acts x. 38. I OH, blest was he, whose earlier skill4 Lo! souls are lying cold and dead The suffering frame made whole,

In palsy's numbing chain ; Called, Lord, by Thee from deadlier Speak Thou the word of power, good

To heal the dying soul! [woes And bid them live again. (Lord, 2 0 true Physician ! heal the souls 5 The fever burns in guilty breastsThat sick and wounded lie ;

Hot passion's wilful fire ; With wholesome medicine of 'Thy word, Calm Thou the storm with words of Oh, heal them lest they die !

And quell each vain desire, (peace, 3 Lo! to our nature cleaveth still 6 0 Jesu, Healer of all ills, The leprosy of sin;

To Thee for help we flee ; Put forth Thy hand and touch us, Lord, Our souls, by Thine all-cleansing grace, And make us clean within.

From every bond set free. Amen.

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I SAINTS of God, whom faith united

In the Twelve Apostles' band :

Who for Christ in pain delighted, cres. Who are now at Christ's right hand ; dim. Ye had many a bitter trial, P Ye were scorned and set at nought,

Fearing nothing but denial cres. Of the Lord for whom ye fought.

2 Called on earth to different stations

In the battle of the Lord, Ye went on through tribulations, Faith your shield, and truth your

sword: Far apart through toils and dangers

Passed ye onward to your rest;
In the land where none are strangers

Now together ye are blest i

P 3 Leaves of Autumn tell the story

How our lives must also pass,
And that this world's pomp and glory

Fadeth like the summer grass :
Earthly joys are vain and hollow,

Earthly hopes but poor at best ;
Christ's true Martyrs, we would

follow

In your steps, and gain our rest ! F 4 Him whose love mankind created,

Him who came for man to bleed,
Him who hath regenerated

Us and all His chosen seed,
We, as we are onward pressing

To His glorious Home on high,
With His saints and angels blessing

Now and ever magnify! Amen.

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