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3 O enter then His gates with praise,
Approach with joy His courts unto : Praise, laud, and bless His Name always,
For it is seemly so to do.
is for ever sure :
And shall from age to age endure. 101.
The better part.
In life's uncertain path I stand ;
To guide my doubtful footsteps right. 2 Engage this roving treacherous heart,
To fix on Mary's better part:
For joys that none can take away. 3 Then let the wildest storms arise,
Let tempests mingle earth and skies,
But all my treasures with me bear. 4 If Thou, my Jesus! still be nigh,
Cheerful I live, and joyful die;
To find ten thousand worlds in Thee. 102.
On which the Lord was laid ;
In agony He pray'd :
2 “Father! remove this bitter cup,
If such Thy sacred will;
Thy pleasure I fulfil."
Those precious drops that flow;
For thee He lies so low.
Thy Father's will obey ;
Awake to watch and pray. 103. The Christian's Hope. DEATHLESS principle, arise !
Soar, thou native of the skies !
Made for God, to God return. 2 Lo, He beckons from on high !
Fearless to His presence fly;
And escort thee quick to heaven. 3 See the haven full in view!
Love Divine shall bear thee through ;
Saints in glory perfect made,
See they throng the blissful shore. 104. Mary at the Sepulchre. HOW sweet, in the musing of faith, to repair
To the garden where Mary delighted
to rove; To sit by the tomb where she breath'd her
fond pray'r, And paid her sad tribute of sorrow and
love; To see the bright beam which disperses
her fear, As the Lord of her soul breaks the bars
of her prison, And the voice of the angel salutes her
“ He is risen.” 2 O Saviour! as oft as our footsteps we bend,
In penitent sadness to weep at Thy
grave; On the wings of Thy greatness in pity
descend, Be ready to comfort, and "mighty to save;" We shrink not from scenes of desertion
If there we may meet with the Lord of
our love ; Contented, with Mary, to sorrow below, If with her we may drink of Thy foun
105. Love as Brethren. 8,7,4. BRETHREN, let us walk together
In the bonds of love and peace ;
'Tis in union,
Hope, and joy, and love increase, 2 While we journey homeward, let us
Help each other in the road;
It behoves us
Each to bear a brother's load.
Has forgiv'n and does forgive,
All that might offend or grieve. 4 Then, let each esteem his brother
Better than himself to be,
Happy are we
When in this we all agree. 106. Psalın XCII. SWEET is the work, my God, my King,
To praise Thy name, give thanks, and
2 Sweet is the day of sacred rest ;
No mortal care shall seize my breast;
Like David's harp of solemn sound. 3 Fools never raise their thoughts so high :
Like brutes they live, like brutes they die; Like grass they flourish, till Thy breath
Blasts them in everlasting death. 4 But I shall share a glorious part,
When grace hath well refin'd my heart,
Like holy oil, to cheer my head.
All I desir'd or wish'd below;
107. Matt. VI.
How their leaves instruction yield !
Ought to lead us, Lord, to Thee.
Guides the humblest destiny ;
3 Pass we then in faith our days,
Living to our Saviour's praise ;