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4 The apostles of my Lord,

' To whom it first was given, They could not speak a greater word,

Nor all the saints in heaven. 739

S. M.
The universal victory of the cross.
ESUS, the Conqu’ror, reigns,

In glorious strength array'd;
His kingdom over all maintains,

And bids the earth be glad :
Ye sons of men, rejoice

In Jesus' mighty love;
Lift up your heart, lift up your voice,

To Him who rules above. 2 Extol his kingly power;

Kiss the exalted Son,
Who died, and lives to die no more,

High on his Father's throne:
Our Advocate with God,

He undertakes our cause, And spreads through all the earth abroad

The vict'ry of his cross. 740

S. M.
Victory is on the Lord's side.
RISE, ye saints, arise!

The Lord our leader is ;
The foe before his banner flies,

And victory is His. 2 We follow thee, our Guide,

Our Saviour, and our King ; We follow thee, through grace supplied

From heaven's eternal spring. 3 We soon shall see the day

When all our toils shall cease; When we shall cast our arms away,

And dwell in endless peace.


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4 This hope supports us here;

It makes our burdens light:
'Twill serve our drooping hearts to cheer,

Till faith shall end in sight :-
5 Till, of the prize possess'd,

We hear of war no more;
And ever with our Leader rest,

On yonder peaceful shore.




22d P. M. 88, 88, 84.
Crowns cast at the feet of Jesus.
ARK! how the gospel trumpet sounds,

As through the world the echo bounds,
Proclaiming to a ruin'd race,
That through the riches of His grace,
Sinners may see the Saviour's face,

In endless day.
2 Hail, Jesus ! all victorious Lord !
Be thou by all mankind adored !
For us didst thou the fight maintain,
And o’er our foes the vict'ry gain,
That we, with thee, might ever reign,

In endless day.
3 And when, through grace, our course is run,
The battle fought, the vict'ry won,
Then crowns unfading we shall wear,
The glory of thy kingdom share,
With thee, our glorious leader, there,

In endless day.
4 Then, in thy presence, heavenly King:
In loftier strains thy praisu we'll sing,
When with the blood-bought hosts we meet,
Triumphant there, in bliss complete,
And cast our crowns before thy feet,

In endless day.



S. M.
Tribulation to be expected.
S strangers here below,

With various woes oppress'd,
We must through tribulation go

To our eternal rest.
2 Thus Christ, our glorious Head,

Ascended to his throne :
Why should his servants fear to tread

The way their Lord has gone ? 3 The path to glory lies

Through conflict and distress :But joyful we at length shall rise,

The kingdom to possess. 743

1st P. M. 6 lines 8s. Christ our pattern and example. AVIOUR of all, what hast thou done?

What hast thou suffer'd on the tree?
Why didst thou groan thy mortal groan,

Obedient unto death for me?
The myst’ry of thy passion show,
The end of all thy griefs below.
2 Pardon, and grace, and heaven to buv,

My bleeding sacrifice expired;
But didst thou not my pattern die,

That, by thy glorious Spirit fired,
Faithful to death I might endure,
And make the crown by suff'ring sure ?
3 Thou didst the meek example leave,

That I might in thy footsteps tread ;
Might like the Man of Sorrows grieve,

And groan, and bow with thee my Head: Thy dying in my body bear, And all thy state of suff'ring share.


13th P. M. 10 10 11li.

The Lord will provide. HOUGH troubles assail, and dangers affright, Though friends should all fail, and foes all

unite, Yet one thing secures us, whatever betide, The promise assures us,—The Lord will provide. 2 The birds, without barn or storehouse, are fed; From them let us learn to trust for our bread: His saints what is fitting shall ne'er be denied, So long as 'tis written,—The Lord will provide. 3 When Satan appears to stop up our path,

nd fills us with fears, we triumph by faith; He cannot take from us (though oft he has tried) The heart-cheering promise,—The Lord will pro

vide. 4 He tells us we're weak,—our hope is in vain; The good that we seek we ne'er shall obtain : But when such suggestions our graces have tried, This answers all questions,—The Lord will pro

vide. 5 No strength of our own, nor goodness we claim: Our trust is all thrown on Jesus's Name; In this our strong tower for safety we hide; The Lord is our power,—The Lord will provide. 6 When life sinks apace, and death is in view, The word of his grace shall comfort us through. Not fearing or doubting, with Christ on our side, We hope to die shouting,—The Lord will provide


C. M.
Light shining out of darkness.
MOD moves in a mysterious way,

His wonders to perform ;
He plants his footsteps in the sea,

And rides upon the storm.

2 Deep in unfathomable mines Of never-failing skill

, He treasures up his bright designs,

And works his sov’reign will. 3 Ye fearful saints, fresh courage take: :

The clouds yo so much dread
Are big with mercy, and shall break

In blessings on your head. 4 Judge not the Lord by feeble sense,

But trust him for his grace; Behind a frowning providence

He hides a smiling face.
5 His purposes will ripen fast,

Unfolding every hour :
The bud may have a bitter taste,

But sweet will be the flower. 6 Blind unbelief is sure to err,

And scan his work in vain : God is his own interpreter,

And he will make it plain.


L. M.
A blessing for those who mourn.
EEM not that they are blest alone



For God, who pities man, has shown

A blessing for the eyes that weep. 2 The light of smiles shall fill again

The lids that overflow with tears; And weary hours of wo and pain,

Are promises of happier years. 3 There is a day of sunny rest,

For every dark and troubled night; Though grief may bide an evening guest,

Yet joy shall come with early light.

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