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Who brings salvation down to earth

2 Let ev'ry nation, ev'ry age,
In this delightful work engage ;
Old men and babes in Zion sing
The growing glories of her King.



496 HYMN 43— 45. Book III

HYMN 43. C. M.

1 TTOSANNA to the Priace of Grace :
O Zion, behold thy King!

Proclaim the Son of David's race,
And teach the babes to sing.

2 Hosanna to th' incarnate Word,
Who frdm the Father came ;

Ascribe salvation to the Lord,
With blessings on his Name.

HYMN 44. S. M.

1 TTOSANNA to the Son
-O. Of David, and of God;

Who brought the news of pardon down,
And bought it with his blood.

2 To Christ, th J Anointed King,
Be endless blessings given •,

Let the whole earth hi-s glory sing,

Who made our peace with Heaven.

HYMN 45. ft. M.

1 TTOSANNA to the King,
"-1 Of David's ancient blood ;

Behold he comes to bring

Forgiving grace from God :
Let old and young I And at his feet

Attend his way, | Their honours lay.

2 Glory to God on high ;
Salvation to the Lamb ;
Let earth, and sea, and sky,
His wondrous love proclaim :

Upon his head I And ev'ry age

Shall honours rest, | Pronounce him bless'd.



END OF THE THIRD BOOK OF HYMNS.



HYMPTS

SELECTED

FROM VARIOUS AUTHORS.



HYMN 1. L. M. Old Hundred. [*]
Being of God. Ps. civ.
e 1 rpHERE is a God— all nature speaks,

-■- Through earth, and air, and sea, and
o See from the clouds his glory breaks, [skies ;

When the first beams of morning rise.
— 2 The rising sun, serenely bright,

O'er the wide world's extended frame,

Inscribes, in characters of light, •

His mighty Maker's glorious name.
o 3 The flow'ry tribes all blooming rise,

Above the weak attempts of art ;
e The smallest worms, the meanest flies,

Speak sweet conviction to the heart.
— 4 Ye curious minds, who roam abroad,

And trace creation's wonders o'er,
e Confess the footsteps of the God ; —
a Bow down before him — and adore. Steele

HYMN 2. C. M. Tunbridge. [b *]
Goodness of God. Nahuin i, 7.

1 ~%7E humble souls, approach your God,

JL With songs of sacred praise j
For he is good, immensely good,
And kind are all his ways.

2 All nature owns his guardian care j
In him we live and move ;

o But nobler benefits declare

The wonders of his love.
e 3 He gave his Son, his only Son,

To ransom reoel worms ;
■ — 'Tis here he makes his goodness known,

In its divinest forms.
e 4 To this dear refuge, Lord, we come,

'Tis here our hope rel ies :
o A safe defence, a peaceful home,

When storms of trouble rise.



503 HYMN 3, 4. Select.

— 5 Thine eye beholds, with kind regard,
The souls who trust in thee ;
Their humble hope tliou wilt reward,
With bliss divinely free.
o 6 Great God, to thy almighty Love
What honours shall we raise?
Not all the raptur'd songs above
Can render equal praise. Steele.

HYMN 3. C. M. Mitcham. Arundel. [*]

God the Creator.
1 "INTERNAL Wisdom, thee we praise;

-a-^ Thee the creation sings ;
With thy lov'd name, rocks, hills, and seas,
And heaven's high palace rings.
g 2 Thy hand, — how wide it spread the sky 1

How glorious to behold !
— Ting'd with a blue of heavenly die,
And starr'd with sparkling gold.
b Thy glories blaze, all nature round,

And strike the gazing sight,
Through skies, and seas, and solid ground,
With terrour and delight.
g 4 Infinite strength, and equal skill,
Shine through the worlds abroad,
e Our souls with vast amazement fill,

And speak the builder — God.
— 5 But still the wonders of thy grace
e Our softer passions move ;
Pity divine, in Jesus' face,
We see, adore, and love. Watts.

HYMN 4. C. M. Bedford. [*1
Sovereignty and Dominion of God.
a 1 XT EEP silence — all created things,
•la- And wait your Maker's nod ;
My soul stands trembling while she sings
The honours of her God.
e 2 Life, death, and hell, and worlds unknown.
Hang on his firm decree ;
He sits on no precarious throne,

Nor borrows leave — to be.
3 Chain'd to his throne a volume lies,
With all the fates of men ,



Select. HYMN 5. 507

Withev'ry angel's form and size,

Drawn by th' eternal pen.
—4 His providence unfolds the book,

And makes his counsels shine ;
Each opening leaf, and ev'ry stroke,

Fulfils some deep design.

5 (Here lie exalts neglected worms,
To sceptres and a crown ;

And there, the following page he turns,
And treads the monarch down.

6 Not Gabriel asks the reason why,
Nor God the reason gives 5

Nor dares the fav'rite angel pry

Between the folded leaves.)
t 7 My God, I would not long to see

My fate, with curious eyes ;
What gloomy lines are writ for me,

Or what bright scenes may rise.
— 8 In thy fair book of life and grace,

O may I find my name,
Recorded in some humble place,

Beneath my Lord — the Lamb. Watts

HYMN 5. L. P. M. St. Helen's [*]
Go<Ps Name proclaimed. Ex. xxxiv, 6 — 8.
1 A TTEND, my soul, the voice divine,
-^*- And mark what beaming glories shine
Around thy condescending God !
To us — to us, he still proclaims
e His awful, his endearing names;
[0 Attend, and sound them all abroad,
j d 2 ' Jehovah I, the sovereign Lord,
•The mighty God, by heaven ador'd,
' Down to the earth my footsteps bend :
e ' My heart the tenderest pity knows,
'Goodness, full-streaming, wide o'erflows,

'And grace and truth shall never end.
3 ' My patience long can crimes endure,

* My pard'ning love is ever sure,

' When penitential sorrow mourns ,

* To millions, through unnumber'd years,
1 New hope and new delight it bears ;

' Yet wrath against the sinner burns*'



508 HYMN 6, 7. Select.

o 4 Make liaste, my soul, the vision meet,
e All prostrate at thy Sovereign's feet,
— And drink the tuneful accents in :
o Speak on, my Lord, repeat the voice,
Diffuse these heart-expanding joys,
Till heaven repeat the rapt'rous scene.

Doddridge.

HYMN 6. C. M. Colchester. [*]
Adam ; or, the Fall of Man. Gen. ill.
1 f~|N man, in his own image made,

*J How much did God bestow 1
The whole creation homage paid,
And own'd him Lord below.
o 2 He dwelt in Eden's garden, stor'd
With sweets for ev'ry sense ;
Ard there, with his descending Lord,
He walk'd in confidence.
e 3 But oh ! by sin how quickly chang'd I
His honour forfeited ;
His heart, from God and truth estrang'd,
His conscience, fill'd with dread.
— 4 Now from his Maker's voice he flies.
Which was before his joy :
And thinks to hide amidst the trees,
From an all-seeing eye.

5 Compell'd to answer to his name, —
With stubbornness and pride,

He cast on God himself the blame,
Nor once for mercy cried.

6 But grace, unask'd, his heart subdu'd,
And all his guilt forgave :

By faith the promis'd Seed he view'd,
And felt the power to save. Newton.

HYMN 7. II. M. Allcrton. [*]
Types of the jMessiah. Heb. iv, 2.
1 TSRAEL, in ancient days,
X Not only had a view
Of Sinai in a biaze,
But learn'd the gospel too :
The types and figures were a glass,
In which they saw the Saviour's face.



(Select. HYMN 8. 509

2 The paschal sacrifice,

And blood-besprinkled door, —
Seen with enlighten 'd eyes,

And once apply'd with power,
J Would teacli the need of other blood,
j To reconcile an angry God.

3 The lamb, the dove, set forth
His perfect innocence,

Whose blood of matchless worth
Should be the soul's defeuce:
For he who can for sin atone,
Must have no failings of his own.

4 The scape-coat, on his head,
The people's trespass bore ;

And. to the desert led,
Was to be seen no more:
i In him our Surety seem'd to say,
i ' Behold, I bear your sins away.'
L- 5 Dipp'd in his fellow's blood,
The living bird went free :
The type, well understood,
Expiess'd the sinner's plea —
8 Describ'd a guilty soul enlarg'd,
And by a Saviour's death discharg'd
6 Jesus, I love to trace,

Throughout the sacred page,
The footsteps of thy grace,
The same in ev'ry age !
-O grant that I may faithful be
To clearer light vcmchsaf'd to me 1 Cowper

HYMN 8. 7's Redeeming Love. [*]
Birth of the Saviour.

1 TTARK ! the herald angels sing,
l * ' Glory to the new-born King!

•Peace on earth, and mercy mild,
*God and sinners reconcil'd!'

2 Joyful, all ye nations, rise,
Join the triumph of the skies ;
With th' angelic host proclaim,
Christ is born in Helhleheiu.

4 Veil'd in llesh— the Godhead see,
Hail th' incarnate Deity ;



510 HYMN 9, 10. Select

Pleas'd as man with men t' appear,

Jesus our Emmanuel here.
o 5 Hail the heaven-born Prince of Peace 1

Hail the >7un cf Righteousness !

Light and life to all he brings,

Ris'n with healing in his wings.
c 6 Mild, he lays his glory by ;

Born, that man no more may die ;

Born, to raise the sons of earth ;

Born, to give them second birth. Rippon's Col

HYMN 9. C. M. Bethlehem. [*]
Joy of Angels at the Saviour's birth.
1 "VSTHILE shepherds watch'd their flocks by
" » All seated on the ground, [night)

The angel of the Lord came down,
And glory shone around,
e 2 ' Fear not,' said he, for mighty dread

Had seiz'd their troubled mind,
o l Glad tidings of great joy I bring,

' To you and all mankind,
b 3 ' To you, in David's town, this day,
' Is born of David's line.
The Saviour, who is Christ the Lord,
' And this shall be the sign :—
4 ' The heavenly Babe you there shall find,
' To human view display'd,
e ' All meanly wrapp'd in swaddling bands,

' And in a manger laid.'
— 5 Thus spake the seraph ; and forthwith
Appear'd a shining throng
Of angels, praising God, who thus
Address'd their joyful song: —
s 6 ' All glory be to God on high,
' And to the earth be peace ;
g ' Good will henceforth from heaven to men,
' Begin, and never cease.' Patrick or Tatn,

HYMN (0. C. M. Devizes. [*J
JlnvcPs Son<r.
o 1 * ^JHEPHERDS, rejoice ; lift up your eyes,
£5 ' And send your fears away ;
* News from the region of the skies —
a ' Salvation's bom to-day ! .



[Select. HYMN 11. 511

fe 2 'JESUS, the God, whom angels fear,

'Comes down to dwell with you ;
• [— ' To-day he makes his entrance here,
p ' But not as monarchs do.
!J 3 ' No gold, nor purple swaddling bands,

' Nor royal, shining things ;
I * A manger for his cradle stands,
k ' And holds the King of kings 1
p 4 ' Go, shepherds, where the Infant lies,

' And see his humble throne ;
lb ' With tears of joy, in all your eyes,

'Go, shepherds, kiss the Son.'
[J— 5 Thus Gabriel sang — and straight around

The heavenly armies' throng :
They tune their harps to lofty sound,

And thus conclude the song : —
6 ' Glory to God who reigns above,

' Let peace surround the earth ;
' Mortals shall know their Maker's love,

' At their Redeemer's birth.' JVatts's Lyr

HYMN 11. 8, 6&5. Christmas. [*]
Christmas Morn,
1 T IFT up your heads in joyful hope,
JLi Salute the happy morn i
— Each heavenly power,
9 Proclaim the glad hour ;
3 Lo, Jesus the Saviour is born 1
Jo 2 All glory be to God on high,
To him all praise is due ;
The promise isseal'd —
The Saviour's reveal'd—
And proves that the record is true,
e 3 Let joy around like rivers flow }
Flow on, and still increase ;
Spread o'er the glad earth,
At Emmanuel's birth —
For heaven and earth are at peace
« 4 Now V:)e good will of God is shown

Towards Adam's helpless race;
o Messiah is come —
To ransom his own —
To save them by infinite grace



512 HYMN 12, 13. Select.

o 5 Tnen let us join the heavens above,

Where hymning seraphs sing;
B Join oil the glad powers —

For their Lord io ours— [Col.

Our Propliot, our Priest, and our King. Modem's

HYMN 12. C. P. M. Pilgrim, [b]
Infancy of the Saviour.
p 1 f\ SIGHT of anguish ! view it near, —
V? What weeping innocence is here —
A manger tor his lied !
— The brutes yield refuge to his wo —
e Men, worse than brutes, no pity show,

Nor give him friendly aid !
2 Why do no rapid thunders roll ?

Why da not tempests rock the pole ?
f O miracle of grace !
o Or why no angels on the wing,

Warm for the honour of their King,
e To punish all the race !
e 3 Tho' now an INFANT batlrd in tears,
o He call'd to form the rolling spheres ;
g And seraphs ovvn'd his nod !
e Helpless he calls, but men delay : —
e Ungrateful sinners disobev

The first-born Son of God !
— 4 Say, radiant seraphs, thron'd in light,
o Did love eer tower so high a flight? —
e Or glory sink so low ?
— This wonder angels scarce declare ;
Angels the rapture scarce can bear,
Or equal praise bestow.
e 5 Redemption! 'tis a boundless theme ;
Thou boundless Mind, our hearts inflame—
With ardour from above :
d Words are bat. faint, l«t joy express —
Vain is mere joy — let actions bless —
This prodigy of love.

HYMN 13. CM. Arundel. [*]
Christ's Ministry/. Luke iv, 18, 19.
d 1 TJARK,— the glad sound !— the Saviour:
-ti The Saviour promis'd long! [comes Is
-Let ev 'ry heart prepare a throne—
And ev'ry voice a song.



[ Select. HYMN 14. 513

' 2 On him the Spirit, largely pour'd,

Exerts its sacred fire ;
Wisdom and might, and zeal and love,

His holy breast inspire.
p 3 He comes — the pris'ners to release,

In Satan's bondage held ;
p The gates of brass before him burst —

The iron fetters yield !
p 4 He comes — from thickest films of vice

To clear the mental ray ;
}> And on the eye-balls of the blind

To pour celestial day.
5 He comes— the broken heart to bind —

The bleeding soul to cure ;
i And, with the%easures of his grace,

T' enrich the humble poor
i 6 Our glad hosannas, Prince of Peace,

Thy welcome shall proclaim ;
And heaven's eternal arches ring

With thy beloved name. Doddridge

HYMN 14. L. M. Islington. [*]
Christ's Example.

1 A ND is the gospel peace and love ?
-£»- Such let our conversation be ;

The serpent blended with the dove,—
Wisdom and meek simplicity.

2 Whene'er the angry passions rise,

And tempt our thoughts or tongues to strife;
To Jesus let us lift our eyes,
Bright pattern of the Christian life.

3 O how benevolent and kind !
How mild — how ready to forgive 1
Be this the temper of our mind,

And these the rules by which we live

4 To do his heavenly Father's will,
Was his employment and delight j
Humility and holy zeal

Shone through .his' life, divinely bright

5 Dispensing good where'er he came,
The labours of his life were love ;
Then, if we bear the Saviour's name

By Ills example let us move Stent



514 HYMN 15, 16. Select.

HYMN 15. L. M. Weldon. [*]
Christ's Transfiguration. Matt, xvii, 4.

1 "yTSTHEN at this distance, Lord, we trace

» » The various glories of thy face,
What transport pours o'er all our breast,
And charms our cares and woes to rest!

2 With thee, in the obscurest cell,

On some bleak mountain would 1 dwell j

Rather than pompous courts behold,

And share their grandeur and their gold.
d 3 Away, ye charms of mortal joy !

Raptures divine my thoughts employ!
O I seethe King of glory shine ; —
e 1 feel his love, and call him mine.
—4 On Tabor thus his servants view'd

His lustre, when transform'd he stood ;

And, bidding earthly scenes farewell,
d Cried, ' Lord, 'tis pleasant here to dwell.'
— 5 Yet still our elevated eyes

To nobler visions long to rise ;
O That grand assembly would we join.

Where all thy saints around thee shine.
d 6 That mount — how bright ! those forms — how
o 'Tis good to dwell for ever there : [fair 1

-4'ome, death, dear envoy of our God,

And bear me to that blest abode. Doddridge.

HYMN 16. L. M. Dresden. [*]
Christ weeping over Jerusalem-. Luke xix, 41, 42.
p 1 "fl^H AT venerable sight appears ! —

' * The Son of God, dissolv'd in tears ! —
Trace, O my soul, with sat! surprise,
The sorrows of a Saviour's eyes.

e 2 For whom, bless'd Jesus, we would know,
Doth such a sacred torrent flow ? —
What brother, or what friend of thine,
Is grae'd and mourn'd with drops divine?

—3 Nor brother, there, nor friend I see—

d But sons of pride and cruelty ;
Who like rapacious tigers stood,
Impatient, panting for thy blood.

p 4 Dear Lord, and did thy gushing eyea
Thus stream o'er dying enemies ?



Select. HYMN 17. 515

And can thy tenderness forget

The sinner, humbled at thy feet?
e 5 With deep remorse our bowels move, —

That we have wrong'd such matchless love ,
e Thy gentle pity, Lord, display,

And smile these trembling fears away.
—6 Give us to shine before thy face,

Eternal trophies of thy grace ;
o Where songs of praise thy saints employ,

And mingle with a Saviour's joy. Doddridge.

HYMN 17. 7's. St. John's, [b]

Oethsemane ; or, Agony in the Garden. Matt

xxvi, 36 — 45.

1 TV/I" ANY woes had Christ endur'd,
1*1. Many sore temptations met,

Patient and to pains inur'd!
e But the sorest trial yet

Was to be sustain'd in thee, —
a Gloomy — sad — Gethsemane !
e 2 Came at length the dreadful night 1
d Vengeance, with his iron rod,

Stood, and with collected might,

Bruis'd the harmless Lamb of God :
p See, my soul, the Saviour see —

Prostrate in Gethsemane.
e 3 There my God bore all my guilt ;
— This, through grace, can be believ'dl
e But the torments which he felt,

Are too vast to be conceiv'd :

None can penetrate through the* 1 —
a Doleful — dark — Gethsemane.

4 All my sins against my God —
e All my sins against his laws —

All my sins against his blood —

All my sins against his cause : —
e Sins as boundless as the sea !

Hide me. O Gethsemane 1
—5 Here's my claim, and here alone

None a Saviour more can need ;

Deeds of righteousness I've none

Not a work that I can plead :

Not a glimpse of hope for me

Only in Gethsemane.
35



516 HYMN 18, 19. Select.

o 6 Father, Son, and Holy Ghost,
One almighty God of love,
Prais'd by all the heavenly host,
In thy shining courts above —
We, poor sinners, gracious Three,
Praise thee for Gethsemane. Hart.

HYMN 18. C. M. China, [b]
TJis Saviour's Death.
i 1 T^ROM whence these direful omens round,
m. Which heaven and earth amaze !
Wherefore do earthquakes cleave the ground ?
Why hides the sun his rays ?
-2 Well may the earth astonish'd shake,
And nature sympathize ;
The sun as darkest night be black —
a Their Maker, JESUS— dies.
p 3 Behold, fast streaming from the tree —

His all atoning blood I
d Is this the INFINITE ?— 'tis he—

My Saviour and my God.
p 4 For me — these pangs his soul assail,
For me — this death is borne ;
My sins gave sharpness to the nail,
And pointed ev'ry thorn.
— 5 Let sin no more my soul enslave ;
d Break, Lord, its tyrant chain •,
e Oh, save me, whom thou cam'st to save,
Nor bleed — nor die in vain.

HYMN 19. L. M. Carthage. Munich, [b *]
It is finished. John xix, 30.

1 'rplS finish'd :— so the Saviour cried :

A And meekly bow'd his head, and died I
'Tis finish'd : — yes, the race is run,—
The battle fought, the vict'ry won.

2 'Tis finish'd — all that Heaven decreed,
And all that ancient prophets said,

Is now fulfill'd, as was design'd,
In me, the Saviour of mankind.

3 'Tis finish'd : — Aaron now no more
Must stain his robes with purple gore
The sacred veil is rent in twain ;
The Jewish rites no more remain.



(Select. HYMN 20. 517

| 4 'Tis finish'd :— this my dying groan
| Shall sins of ev'ry kind atone ;

Millions shall be redeem'd from death,
j— By this my last, expiring breath.

1 5 'Tis finish'd : — Heaven is reconcil'd,
And all the powers of darkness spoil'd :

p. Peace, love, and happiness, again
Return, and dwell with sinful men.

— 6 'Tis finish'd : — let the joyful sound
| Be heard through all the nations round :

'Tis finish'd : — let the echo fly,

Through heaven and hell, through earth and
sky. Dr. Stemiet



HYMN 20. L. M. Dresden. [b*|

Christ's Dying, Rising, and Reigning

p 1 T3"E dies ! — the Friend of sinners dies !

-d Lo ! Salem's daughters weep around 1
a A solemn darkness veils the skies !
d A sudden trembling shakes the ground !

5 2 Come, saints, and drop a tear or two,
For him who groan'd beneath your load ,

p He shed a thousand drops for you —
A thousand drops of richer blood.

3 Here's love and grief beyond degree —
a The Lord of glory dies for men !

But, lo ! what sudden joys we serf !
d Jesus, the dead — revives again !

o 4 The rising God forsakes the tomb 1

Up to his Father's court he flies !
g Cherubic legions guard him home,

And shout him welcome to the skies !

a 5 Break off your tears, ye saints, and tell

How high our great Deliv'rer reigns ;
o Sing how he spoil'd the hosts of hell,
d And Ted the tyrant, death — in chains.

B 6 Say, ' Live for ever, glorious King,

* Born to redeem, and strong to save !'

d Then ask — ' O death, where is thy sting ?

* And where thy vict'ry, boasting grave .



518 HYMN 21,22. Select.

HYMN 21. 7's. Redeeming Love. [*]
Christ's Resurrection. Matt, xxviii, 6.

d 1 TTARK ! the herald angels say,

■H Christ, the Lord, is risen to-day f
o Raise your joys and tr'umphs high,
Let the glorious tidings fly.

e 2 Love's redeeming work is done !
Til' battle's fought, the vict'ry won!
Lo ! the sun's eclipse is o'er 5
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 has open'd Paradise.

o 4 Lives again our glorious King,

d ' Where, O death, is now thy sting?'

e Once he died our souls to save,

d ' Where's thy vict'ry, boasting grave ?

— 5 What though once we perish'd all,

Partners of our parents' fall ; —
o Second life we shall receive,

And in Christ for ever live. Cudworth.

HFMN 22. 7's. Epiphany. [*]

Christ's Ascension.

s 1 TJAIL, the day that saw him rise,

O. Rav-sh'd from our wishful eyes ;
e Christ, awhile to mortals given,
o Reascends his native heaven :
—There the pompous triumph waits ;
e Lift your heads, eternal gates !

1 Wide unfold the radiant scene,

' Take the King of glory in !'

— 2 Him though highest heaven receives,
Still he loves the'earth he leaves ;
Though returning to his throne,
Still he calls mankind his own.
Still for us he intercedes,
Prevalent, his death he pleads ;
Next hims&f prepares a place,
Harbinger of human race.






Select. HYMN 23. 519

3 Master, (may we ever say,)

Taken from the world away,

See thy faithful servants, see,

Ever gazing up to thee.

Grant^ though parted from our sight,
— High above yon azure height, —

Grant our souls may thither rise —

Foll'wing thee beyond the skies.
4 Ever upward let us move,

Wafted on the wings of love ;

Looking when our Lord shall come —

Looking for a happier home.
o There we shall with thee remain,

Partners of thy endless reign ;

There thy face unclouded see —

Find a heaven of heavens in thee.

HYMN 23. L. M. Oporto. [*]

Christ's Death, Resurrection, and Ascension.

Acts ii, 32—36.

1 /""< OME, tune, ye saints, your noblest strains,
v> Your dying, rising Lord to sing ;

And echo, to the heavenly plains,
The triumphs of your Saviour King.

2 In songs of grateful rapture tell,
How he subdu'd your potent foes ;
Subdu'd the powers of death and hell,
And, dying, finish'd all your woes.

3 Then to his glorious throne on high,
Return'd ; while hymning angels round,
Through the bright arches of The sky,
The God, the conquering God, resound.

4 Almighty love, victorious power!
Not angel tongues can e'er display
The wonders of that dreadful hour —
The joys of that illustrious day.

5 Then well may mortals try in vain.
In vain their feeble voices raise ;
Yet. Jesus hears the humble strain,
And kindly owns our wish to praise.

6 Dear Saviour, let thy wondrous grace
Fill ev'ry heart, and ev'ry tongue j
Till the full glories of thy face
Inspire a sweeter, nobler song.



520 HYMN 24, 25. Select.

HYMN 24. 7's. Redeeming Love. [*]

Christ's Resurrection and Ascension. Matt,
xxviii, 2.
d 1 A NGELS, roll the rock away !

x*- Death, yield up the mighty preyl
s See, the Saviour quits the tomb—

Glowing with immortal bloom.
u 2 Shuut, ye seraphs •, Gabriel, raise

Thine eternal trump of praise ;
— Let the earth V> remotest bound

Echo to the blissful sound.
o 3 Now, ye saints, lift up your eyes j

See the Conqueror mount the skies ;

Troops of angels on the road,

Hail and sing th' incarnate God.
g 4 Heaven unfolds her portals wide —

Glorious Hero, through them ride ;

King of glory, mount thy throne ;

Boundless empire is thine own.
s 5 Praise him, ye celestial choirs,

Praise, and sweep your golden lyres ;

Praise him in the noblest songs,

From ten thousand thousand tongues.
—6 Let Emmanuel be ador'd —
d Ransom, Mediator, Lord ;
o To creation's utmost bound,

Let th' immortal praise resound. Gibbons.



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