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3 Our Jesns shall be still our theme,

While in this world we stay; We'll sing our Jesu's lovely name,

When all things else decay.

4 When we appear in yonder cloud,

With all his favour'd throng; Then will we sing more sweet, more loud,

And Christ shall be our song.

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C. M.

Mercy Seat.

EXALL.

1 THE temple's lofty golden spires,

Fell at the warriors' feet, Forsaken are the marble choirs,

And lost the mercy seat.

2 Now, where shall sinful, guilty man,

Whose days are few and fleet, Find ere he crosses life's short span,

The heav'nly mercy seat.

3 While thus I mourn'd beneath my load,

I beard in accents sweet,
A voice that cry'd the lamb of God,

“Christ is the mercy seat.”

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4 Thus spake the voice, and glad I heard,

My heart with pleasure beat,
I pray'd have mercy on me Lord,

Now at the mercy seat.

5 The Saviour answers from the sky,

The' inspiring sounds I greet,
“Who'er believes shall never die,

While there's a mercy seat.”

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C. M. Alpha and Omega.

ANON.

1 HAIL, Alpha and Omega hail;

Author of all our faith, The finisher of all our hopes,

The truth, the life, the path!

2 Hail, first and last, the morning star,

In whom we live and move ! Increase our little spark of faith,

And multiply our love.

3 Let that belief which Jesus taught,

Be treasur'd in our breast; The evidence of unseen joys,

The substance of our rest.

4 0 let us go from strength to strengti,

From grace to greater grace, From one degree of faith to more,

Till we behold thy face. 78

8. 7. Precious. SEARLE. 1 SWEET to see the floweret blushing,

Opening all its beauties wide; Sweet to taste the streamlet gushing,

Fresh’ning from the mountain's side. Sweet to hear soft numbers flowing

From the lute's melodious string ; Sweet to feel mild zephyrs blowing,

Bearing odours on the wing. 2 Sweeter far Jehovah Jesus,

To the sight, the ear, the taste; He has every thing to please us,

With such gentle glory grac'd.
He a flower is, ever precious,

None its varied tints can paint;
He life's waters to refresh us,

When the thirsty soul is faint, 3 His dear name, like heav'n's high chorus

Sounds in accents passing sweet;
And his spirit breathing o'er us,

Heav'n and earth appear to meet.

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4 Ever shall our souls adore tbee,

O thou matchless Lord of light! While thy beauties in full glory,

Burst upon the ravish'd sight.

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C. M.

Portion.

NEWTON.

1

FROM pole to pole let others roam,

And search in vain for bliss ; My soul is satisfi'd at home,

The Lord my portion is.

2 Jesus, who on his glorions throne,

Rules heav'n, and earth, and sea; Is pleas'd to claim me for his own,

And give himself to me.

3 His person fixes all my love,

His blood removes my fear;
And while he pleads for me above,

His arm preserves me here.

4 His word of promise is my food,

His spirit is my guide;
Thus daily is my strength renew'd

And all my wants supply'd.

5 For him I count as gain each loss,

Disgrace, for bim, renown; Well may I glory in his cross,

While he prepares my crown.

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L. M. Prince of Salem. CAMPBELL

1 O

Zion! lift thy raptur'd eye.

The long-expected hour is nigli ;
The joys of nature rise again,
The Prince of Salem comes to reign.

2 See mercy from the golden urn,

Pours a rich stream to them that mourn; Behold, she binds, with tender care, The bleeding bosom of despair.

3 He comes, to cheer the trembling heart,

Bids Satan and his host depart!
Again the day-star gilds the gloom,
Again the bow'rs of Eden bloom!

4 0 Zion! lift thy raptur'd eye,

The long-expected hour is nigh;
The joys of nature rise again,
The Prince of Salem conies to reign.

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