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The Saviour promis'd long !
prepare a throne,
In Satan's bondage held ;
The iron fetters yield.
The bleeding soul to cure ;
T enrich the humble poor.
Thy welcome shall proclaim ;
How glorious is Thy name !
Thy majesty proclaim.
That he Thy care should prove;
Such mighty acts of Love !
Next to the heavenly host,
Each privilege he lost.
4 Then did the pitying Saviour leave
The glories of the sky, (O love too wondrous to conceive !)
For sinful man to die :
Might life and glory claim,
How excellent Thy name.
For He hath left His gloomy bed ; What angel rollid the stone away
? What Spirit brought Him from the dead ? 2 By His omnipotence He rose,
By His own Spirit lived again ;
To raise for ever ruin'd men.
Tho' worms in dust their flesh consume, Shall sleep in Jesus, and awake
To life eternal from the tomb. 10. Christ is Risen.
SEVENS. CHRIST the Lord is risen to-day,”
Sons of men, and angels say; Raise your joys and triumphs high ;
Sing, ye heavens, and earth reply. 2 Love's redeeming work is done ;
Fought the fight, the battle won;
3 Vain the stone, the watch, the seal,
Christ has burst the gates of hell ;
Christ has open'd Paradise.
Where, 0 death, is now thy sting ?
“Where's thy victory, boasting grave ?” 11.
His sufferings and sorrows are past,
And shall to eternity last.
Our Advocate make our plea good ;
The sheep He has bought with His blood. 2 Our Prophet will point out the way
Which leads to the mansions above;
Our Friend of unchangeable love.
Our hearts and our voices we raise;
Above all our blessings and praise.
Nor dare to tempt my sight;
Before I end this night.
2 Jesus! how pleasing is the sound ! How worthy of my
love! Why is
heart so lifeless found ?
Excite a grateful frame;
Some good of Jesu’s name.
By Christ the living way;
Through an eternal day.
AS the dew from heaven distilling,
Gently on the grass descends, And revives it, thus fulfilling
What Thy providence intends : Let Thy doctrine, Lord, so gracious,
Thus descending from above, Blest by Thee, prove efficacious
To fulfil Thy work of love. 2 Lord, behold this congregation;
Precious promises fulfil ;
Let the dew of life distil :
Sweetest influence shed around ;
And confess the joyful sound.
14. Nativity. (Luke ii. 25.) 8,7. COME, Thou long-expected Jesus,
Born to set Thy people free ; From our fears and sins release us,
Let us find our rest in Thee ! Israel's strength and consolation,
Hope of all the earth Thou art; Dear desire of
every nation, Joy of every longing heart. 2 Born Thy people to deliver ;
Born a child, and yet a king ;
Now Thy gracious kingdom bring :
Rule in all our hearts alone :
Raise us to Thy glorious throne.
15. The Lord's Day.
Behold Thee all serene;
Without a veil between ? 2 Assist me, while I wander here,
Amidst a world of cares ; Incline
my heart to pray with love,
To be my guide and friend,
To sabbaths without end.