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O CHRIST, who hast prepared a place

For us around Thy throne of grace, We pray Thee, lift our hearts above, And draw them with the cords of love!

Source of all good, Thou, gracious Lord,
Art our exceeding great reward:
How transient is our present pain!
How boundless our eternal gain!

O future Judge, Eternal Lord,
Thy Name be hallow'd and adored ;
To God the Father, King of heaven,
And Holy Ghost, like praise be given.


With open face and joyful heart,
We then shall see Thee as Thou art;
Our love shall never cease to glow,
Our praise shall never cease to flow.

Thy never-failing grace to prove,
A surety of Thine endless love,
Send down Thy Holy Ghost to be
The raiser of our souls to Thee.


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REJOICE, the Lord is King,

Your Lord and King adore;
Mortals, give thanks and sing,

And triumph evermore:
Lift up your hearts, lift up your voice;
Rejoice, again I say, rejoice.
Jesus the Saviour reigns,

The God of truth and love; When He had purged our stains,

He took His seat above: Lift up your hearts, lift up your voice; Rejoice, again I say, rejoice.

ہے وہ ہے

لے لے



His kingdom cannot fail;

He rules o'er earth and heaven;
The keys of death and hell

To Christ, the Lord, are given :
Lift up your hearts, lift up your voice ;
Rejoice, again I say, rejoice.

He sits at God's right hand,

Till all His foes submit,
And bow to His command,

And fall beneath His feet:
Lift up your hearts, lift up your voice;
Rejoice, again I say, rejoice.

• Handel set to music, as songs, with organ accompaniment, this and two other of Wesley's hymns. The three, in their original form, were published by Samuel Wesley, the organist, in 1826, from the Fitzwilliam MSS. Mr. Havergal has slightly altered the melody of the above tune.

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81. WHEN

God ofold came down from heaven, So, when the Spirit of our God
In power and wrath He came;

Came down His flock to find,
Before His feet the clouds were riven, A voice from heaven was heard abroad,
Half darkness and half flame:

A rushing, mighty wind.
But when He came the second time, It fills the Church of God; it fills
He came in power and love;

The sinful world around;
Softer than gale at morning prime

Only in stubborn hearts and wills Hover'd His holy Dove.

No place for it is found. The fires, that rush'd on Sinai down

Come Lord, come Wisdom, Love, and In sudden torrents dread,

Open our ears to hear; [Power, Now gently light, a glorious crown,

Let us not miss the accepted hour; On every sainted head.

Save, Lord, by love or fear.
And as on Israel's awe-struck ear

The voice exceeding loud,
The trump, that Angels quake to hear,
Thrill'd from the deep, dark cloud;


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82, OUR UR bless'd Redeemer, ere He breathed

virtue we possess, His tender last farewell,

And every victory won,
A Guide, a Comforter, bequeath'd And every thought of holiness,
With us to dwell.

Are His alone.

He came sweet influence to impart,

A gracious, willing guest,
While He can find one humble heart

Wherein to rest.

Spirit of purity and grace,

Our weakness, pitying, see;
O make our hearts Thy dwelling-place,

And meet for Thee.

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And His that gentle voice we hear,

Soft as the breath of even, (fear, That checks each fault, that calms each

And speaks of heaven.


JOHANNES SCHEFFLER, Med. Doc., Breslau. 1657.

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84. SPIRIT of God, that moved of old

Upon the waters' darken'd face, Come, when our faithless hearts are cold,

And stir them with an inward grace. Thou that art Power and Peace combined,

All highest Strength, all purest Love, The rushing of the mighty wind,

The brooding of the gentle dove; Come, give us still Thy powerful aid,

And urge us on, and keep us Thine ; Nor leave the hearts, that once were made

Fit temples for Thy grace divine: Nor let us quench Thy sevenfold light;

But still with softest breathings stir Our wayward souls—and lead us right,

O Holy Ghost, the Comforter !

83. COME, gracious Spirit, heavenly Dove,

With light and comfort from above; Be Thou our guardian, Thou our guide, O'er every thought and step preside.

The light of truth to us display,
And make us know and love Thy way ;
Plant holy fear in every heart,
That we from God may ne'er depart.

Lead us to holiness,—the road,
The narrow road which leads to God;
Bring us to Christ, the living Way,
Nor let us from Him ever stray.

Lead us to God, our only rest,
To be with Him for ever bless'd;
Lead us to heaven, its bliss to share,
Fulness of joy for ever there.

SE A. men.


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