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3 Attending angels shout for joy,
Celestial armies sing;
Mortals, behold the sacred seat
Of your descending King.

4 His own soft hand shall wipe the tears
From every weeping eye;

And pains, and groans, and griefs, and fears,
And death itself, shall die.

5 How long, dear Saviour, O how long
Shall this bright hour delay?
Fly swifter round, ye wheels of time,
And bring the welcome day.


HYMN 286. L. M. [#]

Salvation by Grace.

1 Now to the
power of God
Be everlasting honours given;
He saves from sin,-we bless his name,—
And calls our wandering feet to heaven.

2 Not for our duties or deserts,

But of his own abundant grace, He works salvation in our hearts, And forms a people for his praise.

3 'Twas his own purpose that begun To rescue sinners doomed to die;

He gave us grace
in Christ his Son,
Before he spread the starry sky.

4 Jesus, the Lord, appeared at last,

And made his Father's counsels known ; Declared the great transactions past,

And brought immortal blessings down.

5 He died! and, in that dreadful night,

Did all the powers of death destroy; Rising, he brought our heaven to light, And took possession of the joy.

HYMN 287. L. M. [#]

Morn of Salvation.

1 AWAKE the song that gave to earth
Salvation in Immanuel's birth!
Angelic tongues the strain began,—
'Twas peace on earth, good will to man.

2 Celestial peace! and is it ours

To strike the harp on Salem's towers?
To welcome back the dove that brings
The balm of healing in her wings?

3 She comes! and, lo, the orphan's wail
No longer loads the passing gale;
Contentment sheds her sacred calm,
And nature owns the sovereign charm.

4 She comes! and banner, spear and plume,
That led to conquest and the tomb,
Wreathed with the olive, now adorn
The triumph of salvation's morn.

HYMN 288. C. M.
C. M. [#]


1 SALVATION! O the joyful sound!
"Tis pleasure to our ears;
A sovereign balm for every wound,
A cordial for our fears.

2 Buried in sorrow and in sin,

At death's dark door we lay;
But we arise, by grace divine,
To see a heavenly day.

3 Salvation! let the echo fly

The spacious earth around, While all the armies of the sky Conspire to raise the sound.

HYMN 289. L. M. [#]
Salvation by Christ.

1 SALVATION is for ever nigh

The souls that love and trust the Lord; And grace, descending from on high, Fresh hopes of glory shall afford.

2 Now truth and mercy meet on earth, In Christ, for our salvation given; And, by a new celestial birth,

He fits us for the courts of heaven.

3 His peace and glory shall abound, Religion dwell on earth again; Its balmy comforts spread around,

In our Redeemer's gentle reign.

4 By him we have access to God;

Our wandering feet shall stray no more; While his salvation shines abroad, We'll praise his justice, love, and power.

HYMN 290. S. M. [#]

Praise for Salvation.

1 SING to Jehovah's name,
And in his strength rejoice;
When his salvation is our theme,
Exalted be our voice.

2 With thanks approach his sight,
And hymns of honour sing;
The Lord's a God of boundless might,
The whole creation's King.

3 Let princes, angels, know,

How mean their natures seem;
Those gods on high, and gods below,
When once compared with him.

4 Earth, with its caverns deep,
Lies in his spacious hand;

He fixed the seas what bounds to keep,
And where the hills must stand.

5 Come, humble souls, adore,-
Come, kneel before his face;
O may the creatures of his power
Be children of his grace!

HYMN 291. L. M. [#]

Eternal Life by Grace.

1 ETERNAL life! how sweet the sound, To sinners who in bondage sigh: Publish the bliss the world around; Echo the joys, ye worlds on high. 2 Eternal life! how will it reign,

When, mounting from this breathless clod, The soul, discharged from sin and pain, Ascends to meet its Father, God!

3 Eternal life! O how refined

The joys, the triumphs how divine, When we, in body and in mind,

Shall in the Saviour's image shine!

4 Holy and heavenly is the soul,

Where dwells a hope so bright as this;
We wish and long to reach the goal,
And seize the prize of endless bliss.

HYMN 292. H. M. [#]

Salvation of the World.

1 LET earth and heaven agree,
Angels and men be joined,
To celebrate with me

The Saviour of mankind :
To praise the all-redeeming Lamb,
And bless the sound of Jesus' name.

2 Jesus, transporting sound!

The joy of earth and heaven;

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