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3 Behold, what heavenly prophets sung
Is now at last fulfill'd; And Death yields up his ancient reign,
And, vanquish’d, quits the field.
4 Let Faith exalt her joyful voice,
And now in triumph sing :
And where, O Death, thy sting ?
7th P. M. 8 lines 7s. Clothed with immortality. VPIRIT, leave thy house of clay;
Ling’ring dust, resign thy breath ; Spirit, cast thy chains away;
Dust, be thou dissolved in death :-Thus the mighty Saviour speaks,
While the faithful Christian dies; Thus the bonds of life he breaks,
And the ransom'd captive flies.
2 Pris'ner, long detain'd below,
Pris'ner, now with freedom blest, Welcome from a world of wo;
Welcome to a land of rest :Thus the choir of angels sing,
As they bear the soul on high, While with hallelujahs ring
All the regions of the sky. 3 Grave, the guardian of our dust,
Grave, the treasury of the skies,
Rests in hope again to rise :
Soul, rebuild thy house of clay;
And eternity thy day.
THE DAY OF JUDGMENT.
4th P. M. 886, 886. Tokens of the judgment a source of joy to the believer. TOW happy are the little flock,
Who, safe beneath their guardian-rock, In all commotions rest! When war's and tumult's waves run high, Unmoved, above the storm they lie,
They lodge in Jesus' breast. 2 The plague, and dearth, and din of war, Our Saviour's swift approach declare,
And bid our hearts arise :
To meet thee in the skies.
The earthquake speaks thy power:
And nature's final hour.
A sign of Jesus near :
Triumphant Lord, appear. 1103
8th P. M. 87, 87, 47. We also shall appear with Him in glory. IFT your heads, ye friends of Jesus,
Christ, to all believers precious,
Mark the tokens
2 Sun and moon are both confounded,
Darken'd into endless night, When, with angel-hosts surrounded, In his Father's glory bright,
Beams the Saviour, Shines the everlasting light. 3 See the stars from heaven falling;
Hark, on earth the doleful cry; Men on rocks and mountains calling, While the frowning Judge draws nigh:
Hide us, hide us,
Shall the saints his banner see!
All discern him :
Come for his espoused below;
Palms of vict'ry,
5th P. M. 4 lines 7s. Signs of approaching judgment.
Signs and wonders there shall be ; Earth shall quake with inward wars,
Nations with perplexity. 2 Soon shall ocean's hoary deep,
Toss'd with stronger tempests, rise ; Wilder storms the mountains sweep,
Louder thunders rock the skies.
3 Dread alarms shall shake the proud,
Pale amazement, restless fear; And, amid the thunder-cloud,
Shall the Judge of men appear. 4 But though from his awful face
Heaven shall fade, and earth shall fly, Fear not ye, his chosen race,
Your redemption draweth nigh. 1105
His lightnings flash, his thunders roll;
1 See the almighty Jesus crown'd: Girt with omnipotence and grace, And glory decks the Saviour's face. 3 Descending on his great white throne, He claims the kingdoms for his own; The kingdoms all obey his word, And hail him their triumphant Lord. 4 Shout, all the people of the sky, And all the saints of the most High; Our Lord, who now his right obtains, Forever and forever reigns. 1106
And answer in that day
And every word I say?
Shall shortly be made known, And I receive my just desert
For all that I have done.
3 How careful then ought I to live;
With what religious fear;
For my behaviour here.
The watchful power bestow;
To all I speak or do.
O let me feel thee near;,
I at thy bar appear. 1107
The Judge prepares to come;
And wakes the gen'ral doom. 2 Nature, in wild amaze,
Her dissolution mourns;
The sun to darkness turns.
The frighted dead arise,
And lift their ghastly eyes. 4 Horrors all hearts appal ;
They quake, they shriek, they cry; Bid rocks and mountains on them fall;
But rocks and mountains fly. 5 Great God, in whom we live,
Prepare us for that day : Help us in Jesus to believe,
To watch, and wait, and pray.