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WHEN I visit Jesus' grave in spirit,
MOST holy Lord and God!
Holy and most merciful Saviour!
Thou eternal God!
Lose the comforts from thy death!
O Lord !
VI, Of the Resurrection of Christ from the Grave.
4 How great and wondrous was the CHRIST Jesus was to death abas'd
Life was by death assailed! (strife, Because of our transgression;
But Jesus Christ, the Prince of life,
O'er sin and death prevailed;
He triumph'd over them in death,
And we are conqu’rors too by faith
In Christ our risen Saviour.
5 He is the blessed Paschal Lamb, 2 By none of all the human race By God himself appointed: Could death and hell be foiled;
The prophets all aloud proclaim
That he is the Anointed.
If on our hearts his blood appear,
We're freed from death's enslaving fear,
and was entail'd on all; Subdu'd is that destroyer,
To lively hopes to raise us :
Let heav'n rejoice, let earth be glad,
And all the pow'rs of darkness.
7 The bread of life we eat in faith 16 His resurrection's pow'r divine, Is Jesus Christ our Saviour,
By grace on us bestow'd, Who conquer'd Satan, sin, and death, Renews us, that we dead to sin, And liveth now and ever:
May live alone to God:
Praise him in word and deed.
7 In all we do, constrain'd by love, SING Hallelujah, Christ doth live,
We'll joy to him afford,
And to God's will obedient And peace on earth restore !
Thro' Jesus Christ our Lord.
Sing Hallelujah! and adore
On earth the Lamb once slain, Our thanks in humble wise :
Till we in heav'n shall evermore Who ought unto our charge can lay?
Exalt his name, Amen! 'Tis God that justifies.
132. 2 Who can condemn ? since Christ was BELIEVING souls, rejoice and sing, And ever lives to God; [dead,
Your risen Saviour see, Now our whole debt is fully paid,
And say, "O death, where is thy sting? He saves us by his blood. The ransom'd hosts in earth and heav'n He dy'd your guilty souls to save ;
O grave, thy victory ?." Thro' countless choirs proclaim « He hath redeem'd us; praise be giv’n Was bury'd in the gloomy grave,
And, dying, conquer'd death; To God and to the Lamb !"
But re-assum'd his breath. 3 God rais'd him up, when he for all 2 Rejoice, your conqu’ring Saviour Had freely tasted death,
He lives, to die no more ; [lives, And thus redeem'd us from the fall;
And life eternal freely gives, On this we ground our faith.
Since he our sorrows bore, For God thereby his sacrifice
To all who their lost state bewail;
For Jesus' precious blood
Before the throne of God. 4 The God of peace to guilty man
3 Sing praises to our risen Lord, Doth pard’ning grace afford,
For all; for you
and me. That Shepherd who so freely shed Believe the wondrous deed, His blood for sinners poor ;
Adore his saving name; Who dy'd, but now is ris'n indeed, Rejoice, ye saints, from pole to pole And lives for evermore.
His love and pow'r proclaim. 5. The God of mercies let us praise, 4 The Prince of life reclir'd his head, Who saveth fallen men,
Expiring on the cross;
Is ris'n and lives for us.
Rejoice, and in the dust adore
The Lamb for sinners slain;
He liveth now and evermore, Reserv'd for us, partake.
For evermore to reign,
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He truly tasted death
For wretched fallen men;
But now is ris'n again.
3 He hath himself the keys The resurrection of our King. Hal.
Of death, the grave and hell;
His is the victory and praise,
Death now no more I dread,
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From the curse he set us free;
bring. He the ransom fully paid.
All our guilt on him was laid,
God's well pleased in his Son;
For he rais'd him from the dead,
Christ now reigns, the church's Head. white
3 His redeem'd his praise show forth,
He will certainly return;
3 His church is still his joy and crown, Find in our Saviour, day and night, He looks with love and pity down A source of comfort and delight; On her he did redeem:
'Tis this makes life important. Each member of his church he knows, 4 He pardon'd me, like Magdalen, He shares their joysand feels their woes,
I love him, my Preserver? And they shall ever reign with him. I love him, but (it gives me pain)
I love not with such fervor. 137. T. 22.
When Jesus I shall once behold,
I then shall feel as she of old,
140.* Praise him to all eternity.
[Saviour ! 2 Behold the great accuser cast, HAIL, all hail, victorious Lord, and The hour of darkness now is past; Thou hast burst the bonds of death! No right to us can Satan claim,
Grant us, as to Mary, that great favor If we believe in Jesus' name.
To embrace thy feet in faith:
Thou hast in our stead the curse endured, 138. T. 14.
And for us eternal life procured; ON this glad day a brighter scene
Joyful, we with one accord Of glory was display'd
Hail thee as our risen Lord, By God th' eternal Word, than when 2 O thou matchless Source of consolaThe universe was made.
tion, 2 He riseth, who mankind hath bought when a heart-enliv’ning salutation
Scarce thy resting moments end With grief and pain extreme: 'Twas great to speak the world from
To thy children thou dost send; nought,
We would share thy dear disciples' 'Tis greater to redeem.
feeling, As before their risen Master kneeling;
Thus shall we, with all our heart,
Witness what a Friend thou art !
To assuage his children's grief, Directly turn'd about in haste,
Unto Thomas did appear, His feet with heart-felt joy embrac'd,
To remove his unbelief, [view, And haild her risen Master.
“ Come,” he said, " my nail prints 2 His holy name for ever be
And my side, the spear pierc'd thro';" Adored, bless’d and praised, Bold in faith he then avow'd : That he hath such invariably “ Christ, thou art my Lord, my God!"
To taste his friendship raised, 2 I would go from pole to pole As Mary Magdalen, and me,
To behold my risen Lord; Who nought can boast of, but that he But content thyself my soul, Hath pardon'd their transgressions.
Listen to thy Saviour's word: 3 How happy feels a contrite heart, “ They who me by faith receive,
Enjoying Christ's salvation ! Without seeing who believe, Those who have chosen Mary's part
word and thereon rest, And fav'rite occupation,
They abundantly are blest.”
VII. Of the Ascension of Christ; his Sitting at the Right
Hand of God, and interceding for us.
8 O when will the time draw near, SURELY God is present here!
That he, who to heay'n ascended,
Will in majesty appear,
By the heav'nly hosts attended!
But we're silent:-to believe
Is our lot, while here we live,
143. * T. 58. 2 O might all my wishes tend YE, the Lord's redeemed,
Unto Christ without cessation, Holy, beloved, He's my best and nearest Friend, Who as new creatures are in Christ
Full of grace, truth and salvation; approved, Look heaven-ward! I, when he is present, feel
2 That he, who ascended Happiness, no tongue can tell. For our salvation, 3 Holy awe pervades my heart,
May give you of his grace a sweet
sensation, Tho' still unseen. When I see my great Creator Of man's nature taking part,
3 Countenance majestic, That he, as my Mediator,
Yet kind and gracious, Might lay down his life for me, Of our once suff'ring, now exalted And from death might set me free,
We gaze at thee. 4 In the grave for me he lay, 4 Hark! the Father welcomes
Then arose, with pow'r, and glorious, His Son beloved : Grace triumphant to display,
“ Come thou, whose pow'rful arm vicProving over death victorious; torious proved, Come to my throne ! And for forty days was seen,
5 Sit thou at my right-hand, By his foll'wers, God with men! Till for thy passion, 5 When the Lord's disciples saw
Thy foes shall at thy footstool with prostration
Confess thee Lord.” Jesus, gloriously arrayed, From their longing sight withdraw,
6 At the word of th' Father, In a cloud to heav'n conveyed;
With awe before him Sure, alternate grief and joy
The countless heav'nly hosts fall down, Did their hearts and thoughts employ.
And homage pay. 6 He ascended up on high,
7 While on earth we tarry, Glorious and with honor crowned, His death and passion Cloth'd in god-like majesty,
We will show forth, and our sanctifi, Is at God's right-hand enthroned ;
From him derive,
8 With his ransom'd people, Pleading for poor sinners there. Each day that passes 7 God be prais'd, they who are his,
Shall be devoted unto solemn praises In this present dispensation,
For Jesus' death. Nought essential ever miss,
9 Lamb of God most holy ! Since they share in his salvation ;
Praise, honor, blessing, Tho' unseen, he's nigh to all,
Be giv'n to God, thro' thee, by all Who in truth upon him call.
possessing Thy saving grace.
And doth still as man appear,