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Godly sorrow at the cross.
LAS! and did my Saviour bleed ?

And did my Sov'reign die ?
Would he devote that sacred head

For such a worm as I ? 2 Was it for crimes that I have done,

He groan'd upon the tree? Amazing pity! grace unknown!

And love beyond degree ! 3 Well might the sun in darkness hide,

And shut his glories in, When Christ, the mighty Maker, died,

For man, the creature's sin. 4 Thus might I hide my blushing face

While his dear cross appears; Dissolve my heart in thankfulness,

And melt mine eyes to tears.
5 But drops of grief can ne'er repay

The debt of love I owe:
Here, Lord, I give myself away,

'Tis all that I can do.

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Glory to the dying Lamb.
LL glory to the dying Lamb,

And never-ceasing praise,
While angels live to know thy name,

Or men to feel thy grace. 2 With this cold stony heart of mine,

Jesus, to thee I flee;
And to thy grace my soul resign,

To be renew'd by thee.
3 O may the uncorrupted Seed

Abide and reign within ;
And thy life-giving word forbid

My new-born soul to sin.

THE RESURRECTION AND ASCENSION OF

JESUS CHRIST.

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Dying, rising, reigning.
E dies ! the Friend of sinners dies !
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Lo! Salem's daughters weep around;
A solemn darkness veils the skies,

A sudden trembling shakes the ground: Come, saints, and drop a tear or two

For him who groan’d beneath your load; He shed a thousand drops for you,

A thousand drops of richer blood. 2 Here's love and grief beyond degree :

The Lord of glory dies for man ! But lo! what sudden joys we see:

Jesus, the dead, revives again. The rising God forsakes the tomb;

(In vain the tomb forbids his rise ;) Cherubic legions guard him home,

And shout him welcome to the skies. 3 Break off your tears, ye saints, and tell

How high your great Deliv'rer reigns; Sing how he spoild the hosts of hell,

And led the monster death in chains : Say, Live forever, wondrous King!

Born to redeem, and strong to save; Then ask the monster, Where's thy sting?

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Easter Sunday.
HE Lord of Sabbath let us praise,

In concert with the blest,
Who, joyful in harmonious lays,

Employ an endless rest.

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2 Thus, Lord, while we remember thee.

We blest and pious grow;
By hymns of praise we learn to be

Triumphant here below.
3 On this glad day a brighter scene

Of glory was display'd,
By the eternal Word, than when

This universe was made.
4 He rises, who mankind has bought,

With grief and pain extreme: 'Twas great to speak the world from naught;

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Paradise opened.
HE Sun of righteousness appears,

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Adore the Scatt'rer of your fears,

Your rising Sun adore.
2 The saints, when he resign’d his breath,

Unclosed their sleeping eyes ;
He breaks again the bands of death,

Again the dead arise.
3 Alone the dreadful race he ran,-

Alone the wine-press trod; He dies and suffers as a man,

He rises as a God.
4 In vain the stone, the watch, the seal,

Forbid an early rise
To Him, who breaks the gates of hell,

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Joy from the certainty of His resurrection.
THE Lord is risen indeed;

The grave hath lost its prey ;
With him shall rise the ransom'd seed,

To reign in endless day.

S. M.

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2 The Lord is risen indeed;

He lives, to die no more;
He lives, his people's cause to plead,

Whose curse and shame he bore. 3 The Lord is risen indeed;

Attending angels, hear; Up to the courts of heaven, with speed,

The joyful tidings bear : 4 Then take your golden lyres,

Ard strike each cheerful chord ; Join, all ye bright celestial choirs,

To sing our risen Lord.

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5th P. M. 4 lines 7s. If we suffer with Him we shall reign with Him. HRIST, the Lord, is risen to-day,

Son3 of men and angels say: Raise your joys and triumphs high ; Sing, yo heavens,—and earth, reply. 2 Love's redeeming work is done,Fought the fight, the battle won : Lo! the sun's eclipse is o'er; Lo! he sets in blood no more. 3 Vain the stone, the watch, the seal,-Christ has burst the gates of hell : Death in vain forbids his rise; Christ hath open'd Paradise. 4 Lives again our glorious King; Where, 0 death, is now thy sting? Once he died our souls to save; Where's thy vict'ry, boasting grave ? 5 Soar we now where Christ has led, Follow our exalted head; Made like him, like him we rise ; Ours the cross, the grave, the skies.

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Ascension day.
AIL the day that sees Him rise,

Ravish'd from our wishful eyes !
Christ, awhile to mortals given,
Reascends his native heaven.
2 There the pompous triumph waits :
Lift your heads, eternal gates ;
Wide unfold the radiant scene;
Take the King of glory in.
3 Circled round with angel powers,
Their triumphant Lord and ours,
Conqu’ror over death and sin,
Take the King of glory in.
4 Him though highest heaven receives,
Still he loves the earth he leaves ;
Though returning to his throne,
Still he calls mankind his own.
5 See, he lifts his hands above!
See, he shows the prints of love!
Hark, his gracious lips bestow
Blessings on his Church below!
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3d P. M. 4 6s & 2 83. Glory to glory's King. OD is gone up on high,

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The clarions of the sky

Proclaim the' angelic joys:
Join all on earth, rejoice and sing;
Glory ascribe to glory's King.
2 All power to our great Lord

Is by the Father given;
By angel hosts adored,

He reigns supreme in heaven:
Join all on earth, rejoice and sing;
Glory ascribe to glory's King.

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