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Make justice drop her angry rod !
e What creature would have form'd the plan i

Or who fulfil it, but — a God ?

— 3 No drop remains of all the curse,
For wretches who deserv'd the whole }
No arrows, dipt in wrath, to pierce
The guilty, but returning soul.

« 4 Feace, by such means, so dearly bought,
What rebel could have hop'd to see?

p Peace — by his injiir'd Sovereign wrought—
His Sovereign fasten'd to the tree !

— 5 Now, Lord, thy feeble worm prepare ;
For strife with earth and hell begins ;
Confirm and gird me for the war ;
They hate the soul who hates his sins.

e 6 Let them in horrid league agree !

They may assault, they may distress ;
o But cannot quench thy love to me,

Nor rob me of the Lord, my peace. Cowper.

HYMN 78. C. M. Hymn 2d. Sunday. [*]

Thankfulness for Providential Goodness.
1 T*7HEN all thy mercies, O my God,
» » My rising soul surveys ;
Transported with the view, I'm lost
In wonder, love, and praise.

—2 Thy providence my life sustain'd,
And all my wants redress'd,
When in the silent womb I lay j
Or hung upon the breast.



Select. HYMN 79. 555

3 To all my weak complaints and cries

Thy mercy lent an ear,
Ere yet my feeble thoughts had learn'd

To form themselves in prayer,
e 4 When in the slipp'ry paths of youth,

With heedless steps I ran,
Thine arm, unseen, convey'd me safe,

And led me up to man.
5 When worn with sickness, oft hast thou

With health renew'd my fcice ;
e And when in sin and sorrow sunk,
o Reviv'd my soul with grace.
6 Ten thousand thousand precious gifts

My daily thanks employ ;
* Nor is the least a cheerful heart,

That tastes those gifts with joy.
— 7 Through ev'ry period of my life,

Thy goodness I'll pursue ;
o And after death, in distant worlds,

The glorious theme renew.
8 Through all eternity — to thee

A grateful song I'll raise ;
e For oh, eternity's too short,

To utter all thy praise. Addison

HYMN 79. C. M. Swanwick. [*]
Encouragement to trust and Love God. Ps. xxxiv
1 rpH ROUGH all the changing scenes of life

J»- In trouble and in joy,
The praises of my God shall still
My heart and tongue employ^
o 2 Of Irs deliverance I will boast,
Till all who are distress'd,
From my example couifort take,
And charm their griefs to rest.
« 3 The hosts of God encamp around
The dwellings of the just ;
Protection he affords to all,
Who make his Name their trust
— 4 O make but trial of his love, —
Experience will decide,
How bless'd are they, and only they, ,

Who in his truth eonfide.



5f,6 HYMN 80, 81. Select.

< 5 Fear him, ye saints, and you will then

Have nothing else to fear :
o Make you his service your delight,

Your wants shall he his care. Tate

HYMN 80. 8 & 7. Love Divine. [*]

Grateful Recollection. 1 Sam. vii, 12.

1 rf^OME, thou Fount of ev'ry blessing,

v^ Tune my heart to sing thy grace ;
Streams of mercy never ceasing,
Call for songs of loudest praise.
o Teach me some melodious sonnet,
Sung by flaming tongues above:
o Praise, the mount, — Pin fix'd upon it —
u Mount of God's unchanging love.

— 2 Here I raise my Ebenezer ;

Hither by thine help I'm come ;
And I hope, by thy good pleasure,

Safely to arrive at home.
Jesus sought me when a stranger,
Wand'ring from the fold of God ;
o He, to rescue me from danger,
Interpos'd with precious blood.

e 3 Oh ! to grace how great a debtor
Daily I'm const rain'd to be!

— Let that grace now, like a fetter,
Bind my wand'ring heart to thee:

o Prone to wander, Lord, I feel it-
Prone to leave the God T love—

d Here's my heart — O take and seal it }

Seal it from thy courts above. Robinson.



HYTMN81. 8's. Consolation. [*]

Excellencies of Christ.

1 TTOW shall I my Saviour set forth ?
A A How shall I his beauties declare?
Oh how shall 1 speak of his worth,
Or what his chief dignities are?
His angels can never express,
Nor saints who sit nearest his throne,
How rich are his treasures of grace : —
No ! this is a myst'ry unknown.



Select. HYMN 82. 557

g 2 In him all the fulness of God

For ever transcendently shines ;
e Though once like a mortal he stood,

To finish his gracious designs :
p Though once he was nail'd to the cross,

Vile rebels like me to set free ;
— His glory sustained no loss,
g Eternal his kingdom shall be.

— 3 His wisdom, his love, and his power,

Seem'd then with each other to vie ;
e When sinners he striop'd to restore,
p Poor sinners condemned to die !
& He laid all his grandeur aside,

And dwelt in a cottage of clay:

Poor sinners he lov'd, till he dy'd,

To wash their pollution away.

— 4 O sinner, believe and adore

The Saviour so rich to redeem ;

No creature can ever explore

The treasures of goodness in him :
d Come, all ye who see yourselves lost,

And feel yourselves burden'd with sin,

Draw near, while with terrour you're toss'd }

Believe — and your peace shall begin.
— 5 Now, sinner, attend to his call,
d ' Whoso hath an ear let him hear!'
—He promises mercy to all,

Who feel their sad wants, far and near j
o He riches has ever in store,

And treasures that never can waste:
o Here's pardon, here's grace, yea, and more —
u Here's glory eternal at last. Rippon's Col

HYMN 82. L. M. Jlrmley. [*]
All good in Christ.

1 rrUTOTJ only Sovereisn of my heart,

A My Refuge, my almighty Friend ;—
6 And can my soul froni tliee depart,
On whom alone my lmpes depend ?

2 Whither, ah ! whither shall I go—
A wretched wand'rer from my Lord?
Can this dark world of sin and wo
One glimpse of happiness afford ?



558 HYMN 83. Select.

— 3 Eternal life thy words impart ;

On these my fainting spirit lives :
o Here sweeter comforts cheer my heart,

Than all the round of nature gives.

—4 Let earth's alluring joys combine $
e While thou art near, in vain they call :
i» One smile, one blissful smile of thine,
My dearest Lord, outweighs them all.

— 5 Thy Name, my inmost powers adore ;
o Thou art my life, my joy, my care ;
d Depart from thee, — 'tis death — 'tis more!
'Tis endless ruin — deep despair I

6 Low at thy feet my soul would lie ;
Here safety dwells, and peace divine ;
— Still let me live beneath thine eye,
o For life, eternal life is thine. Steele,



HYxMN 83. L. EL Leeds. [*]

Temptation ; or, Safety in the Storm.

d 1 HP HE billows swell, the winds are high,
■■- Clouds overcast my wintry sky ;
Out of the depths to thee I call ;
* My fears are great, my strength is small.

—2 O Lord, the pilot's part perform,
And guide and guard me through the storm 1
Defend me from each threat'niug ill j

d Control the waves — say, ' Peace— be still 1'

-3 Amidst the roaring of the sea,
My soul still hangs her hopes on thee ;
Thy constant love, thy faithful cars,
Is ali that saves me from despair.

e 4 Dangers of ev'ry shape and name
Attend the followers of the Lamb,
Who leave the world's deceitful shore,
And leave it to return no more.

5 Though tempest-toss'd, and half a wreck,

My Saviour through the Moods I seek ;

a Let neither winds, nor stormy rain,
Force back my shatter' d bark again.

Cowper.



Select. HYMN 84, 85. 55H

HYMN 84. 7's. Hotham. [*]
Christ, the Refuge from the Storm. Deut. xxxU 27

1 TESUS, lover of my soul,
*J Let me to thy bosom fly,

While the billows near me roll,
While the tempest still is nigh!
Hide me, O my Saviour, hide,
Till the storm of life is pastj
Safe into the haven guide ;

receive my soul at last !

2 Other refuge have I none ;
Hangs my helpless soul on thee ,
Leave, ah! leave me not alone —
Still support and comfort me.

All my trust on thee is stay'd,
All my help from thee I bring ;
Cover my defenceless head
With the shadow of thy wing.

3 Thou, O Christ, art all I want ;
More than all in thee I find ;
Raise the fallen, cheer the faint,
Heal the sick, and lead the blind.
Just and holy is thy name, —

1 am all unrighteousness ;
Vile and full of sin I am, —

Thou art full of truth and grace. Cowper

HYMN 85. H. M. Allertoii [*]
Jesus, the Pilot. Luke viii, 22

1 TESUS, at thy command,
v I launch into the deep ;

And leave my native land,

Where sin lulls all asleep:
For thee 1 fain would all resign,
And sail to heaven with thee and thine

2 Thou art my Filot wise ;
My compass is thy word ;
My soul each storm defies,
While I have such a Lord !

I trust thy faithfulness and power,
To save me in the trying hour.

3 Though rocks and quicksands deep
Through all my passage lie j



560 HYMN 86. Select.

Yet tliou wilt safely keep,
And guide me with thine eye:
My anchor, hope, shall firm abide,
And 1 each boisterous storm outride
e 4 By faith I see the land,
The port of endless rest ;
My soul, thy sails expand,
And fly to Jesus' breast.
Oh may I reach the heavenly shore,
Where winds and waves distress no morel
e 5 Whene'er becalm'd I lie,

And storms and winds subside ;
Lord, to my succour fly,
And keep me near thy side :
For more the treach'rous calm 1 dread,
Than tempests bursting o'er my head.
o 6 Come, heavenly Wind, and blow
A prosperous gale of grace,
To waft me from below,
To heaven, my destin'd place :
8 Then, in full sail, my port I'll find.
And leave the world, and sin, behind.

Huntingdon.

' HYMN 86. L. M. Castle-Street. [*]
My Redeemer livcth. Job xix, 25.

1 ' T KNOW that my Redeemer lives j'

-B- What comforts tnis sweet sentence gives!
He lives, he lives, who once was dead,
He lives, my ever living head !

2 He lives — triumphant from the grave,
He lives — eternally to save ;

He lives — all glorious in the sky, —
He lives — exalted there on high.

3 He lives— to bless me with his love,
He lives — to plead for me above ;

He lives — my hungry soul to feed,
He lives — to help in time of need.

4 He lives — to grant me rich supply,
He lives — to guide me with his eye ;
He lives — to comfort me when faint,
He lives— to hear my soul's complaint.

5 He lives — to sil« nee all my fears,
He lives— to stoop and wipe my tears t



Select. HYMN 87, 88. 561

He lives — to calm my troubled heart,
He lives — all blessings to impart.

6 He lives — my kind, wise, heavenly Friend,
He lives — and loves me to the end •,

He lives — and while he lives I'll sing,
He lives — my prophet, priest, and king.

7 He lives — and grants me daily breath,
He lives — and I shall conquer death 1
He lives — my mansion to prepare,

He lives — to bring me safely there
o 8 He lives — all glory to his name !

He lives — my Jesus, still the same :
e Oh the sweet joy this sentence gives, —
o ' 1 know that rny Redeemer lives !' Medley

HYMN" 87. 7's. Fairfax. [*]
Life and Strength in Christ.
1 ^ONcf God, thy blessing grant,
£~> Still supply my every want ;
Tree of life, thine influence shed ;
With thy sap my spirit feed.
e 2 Tenderest branch, alas ! I lie
Wither'd, without thee, and die ;
Weak as helpless infancy ;

confirm my soul in thee I

3 Unsustain'd by thee, I fall •,
Send the strength for which I call :
Weaker than a bruised reed,
Help I ev'ry moment need.

4 All my hopes on thee depend ;
—Love me, save me to the end !

Give me the continuing grace, —
o Take the everlasting praise. Madan's Cvl

HYMN 88. L. M. Castle- Street. [*]
Jeliovah-Jesus.

1 TVTY song shall bless the Lord of all ;
-L'-l My praise shall climb to his abode.

d Thee, SAVIOUR, by that name I call,
The great Supreme, the mighty God.

— 2 Without beginning, or decline,
Object of faith, and not of sense j

g Eternal ages saw Him shine-
He shines eternal ages hence



562 HYMN 89. Select.

s 3 As much when in the manger laid,
o Almighty ruler of tiie sky ;
—As when the six days' work he made
o Fill'd all the morning stars with joy.
— 4 Of all the crowns Jehovah hears,

Salvation is his dearest claim ;

That gracious sound well pieas'd he hears,

And owns EMMANUEL for his name,
o 5 A cheerful confidence I feel,

My well-plac'd hopes with joy I see ;

My bosom glows with heavenly zeal,

To worship him who dy'd for me.
c 6 As man, he pities my complaint ;
o His power and truth are all divine ;
— He will not fail, he cannot faint, —
g Salvation's sure, — and must be mine. Cowper.

HYMN 89. L. M. Leeds. [*]

Assurance in Christ, our Righteousness. Is. xiv,

24 ; Jer. xxiii, 6.

] TESUS, thy blood and righteousness

** My beauty are, my glorious dress j

o 'Midst flaming worlds, in these array'd,

With joy shall I lift up my head,
c 2 When from the dust of death I rise,

To claim my mansion in the skies ;
— E'en then shall this be all my plea —
d ' Jesus hath liv'd — and dy'd forme.
—3 Bold shall I stand in that great day,

For who aught to my charge shall lay ?

Fully, through thee, absolv'd I am

From sin's tremendous curse and shame.

4 Thus Abraham, the friend of God,

Thus all the armies bought with blood,
» Saviour of sinners, thee proclaim —
r Sinners, of whom the chief I am.
-5 This spotless robe the same appears,

When ruin'd nature sinks m years ;

No age can change its glorious hue ;

The robe of Christ is ever new.
o 6 O let the dead now hear thy voice ;
o Now bid thy banish'd ones rejoice ;
-Their beauty this, their glorious dress,
g * Jesus, the Lord, our Righteousness. ? Wesley



Select. HYMN 90, 91. 563

HYMN 90. C. IE. Arundel. [*]

Holy Fortitude ; or, tha Christian Soldier.
1 A M I a soldier of the ctoss?

-£»- A follower of the Lamb!
« And shall I fear to own his cause,

Or blush to speak his name ?
—2 Must I be carry'd to the skies,

On flowery beds of ease ?
e Whilst others fought to win the prize,

And sail'd through bloody seas?
—3 Are there no foes for me to face f

Must [ not stem the flood ?
e Is this vile world a friend to grace,

To help me on to God ?

o 4 Sure I must fight, if I would reign ;
e Increase my courage, Lord ;
o I'll bear the toil, endure the pain,

Supported by thy word.
5 Thy saints, in all this glorious war,

Shall conquer, though they die ;
o They view the triumph from afar,

And seize it with their eye.
o 6 When that illustrious day shall rise,

And all thy armies shine,
In robes of victory, through the skies —
g The glory shall be thine. Waits.

HYMN 91. 8, 7, &. 4. Tamworth [*]
Ood, the Pilgrim's Guide. Ps. xlviii, 14.
1 /^ UrDE me, O thou great Jehovah,
^J Pilgrim through this barren land ,

1 am weak, but thou art mighty ;
Hold me with thy powerful hand :

Bread of heaven,
Feed me till I want no more

2 Open, Lord, the crystal fountain,
Whence the healing waters flow ;

Let the fiery, cloudy pillar
Lead me all my journey through :

Strong Deliv'rer!
Be thou still rny strength and shield.
• 3 When I tread the verge of Jordan,
Bid my anxious fears subside :
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564 HYMN 92, 93. Select.

o Death of death, and hell's destruction,
Land me safe on Canaan's side :

Songs of praises —
I will ever give to thee. Robinson,

HYMN 92. L. P. M. Devotion. [*]
The Christian's Shepherd. Ps. xxiii.
1 rip HE Lord my pasture shall prepare,

A And feed me with a shepherd's care ;
His presence shall my wants supply,
And guard me with a watchful eye ;
My noonday walks he shall attend,
And all my midnight hours defend.

e 2 When in the sultry glehe 1 faint,
Or on the thirsty mountains pant,
To fertile vales and dewy meads,
My weary wandering steps he leads, —
Where peaceful rivers, soft and slow,
Amid the verdant landscapes flow.

e 3 Though in a bare and rugged way,
Through devious, lonely wilds I stray j

— Mis bounty shall my pains beguile •,

o The barren wilderness shall smile,
With lively greens and herbage crown'd,
And streams shall murmur all around.

o 4 Though in the paths of death I tread,
With gloomy honours overspread,

o My steadfast heart shall fear no ill,

e For thou, O Lord, art with me still ;
Thy friendly crook shall give me aid,
And guide me through the dismai shade.

Addison.

HYMN 93. L. M. Oporto. [*]
Ministry ofJlnirels. Ps. xci, 11.
1 QJEE, Gabriel swift descends to earth,

£5 Glad to foretell a Saviour's birth j
Hark ! — a full choir of angels sing
The new-born Saviour, and the King.
6 2 Behold these swift-wing'd envoys wait

On Jesus, in his humble state ;
p The desert and the garden prove

Their glowing zeal, their tender love,
o 3 They saw the Conqueror mount on high.
To glorious worlds beyond the sky,



Select. HYMN 94, 95. 565

Escorted by a shining hand,

To take his place at God's right hand.

— 4 Still are these glorious hosts above
Empluy'd in messages of love ;
On saints below they cheerful wait,
Nor think the work beneath their state

5 Jesus, my Lord, my living Friend,
Way these thy servants me attend,
Through life ; and when I quit this clay,
Safe to thine arms my sou! convey. Needham

HYMN 94. C. M. Devizes. [*]
Servants of God always safe.
1 ljrOW are thy servants bless'd, O Lord,
JT1 How sure is their defence I
o Eternal Wisdom is their guide,
Their help, Omnipotence.

—2 In foreign realms, and lands remote,
Supported by thy care,
Through burning clim°s they pass unhurt,
And breathe in tainted air.

e 3 When by the dreadful tempest borne,

High on the broken wave, —
o They know thou art not slow to hear,

Nor impotent to save.

—4 The storm is laid — the winds retire,
Obedient to thy will :
The sea, that roars at thy command,
At thy command is still.

o 5 In midst of clangers, fears, and deaths,

Thy goodness we'll adore ;
o We'll praise thee for thy mercies past,
e And humbly hope for more.

— 6 Our life, while thou nreserv'st that life,
Thy sacrifice shall be ;
And death, when death shall be our lot,
o Shall join our souls to thee. Adaison

HYMN 95. L. M. PlcyeVs. [*]
Confidence and Joy in God. Hah. iii, 17 IS
e 1 A LTHOUGH "the vine its fruit deny
-£»- Although the olive yield no oil,



566 HYMN 96, 97. Select.

The with'rins fig-tree droop and die,
The field delude the tiller's toil ;—

2 Although Ihe stall no herd afford,
p And perish all the bleating race ;
o Yet will I triumph in the Lord,
8 The God of my salvation praise.
e 3 Though comfortless my soul remain,

And not a gleam of light appear ;
a Though joy he sought, and sought in vain,

And though despair itself be near ;—
p 4 Although assurance all be lost,

And blooming hopes cut offT see ;
o Yet will I in my Saviour trust,
g And glory that he died for me. Wesley*

HYMN 96. C. M. Zion. [*]
Christ, the Believer's Song.
t 1 fT^HOU dear Redeemer, dying Lamb,

A We love to hear of thee ;
—No music's like thy charming name,
Nor half so sweet can be.

e 2 Oh may we ever hear thy voice,

In mercy to us speak •,
o And in our Priest will ws rejoice,

Thou great Melchisedec.

—3 Our Jesus shall be still our theme,

While in this world we stay ;
o We'll sing our Jesus' lovely name,

When all things else decay.

— 4 When we appear in yonder cloud,

Witii all the favourd throng,
s Then will we sing more sweet, more loud,—

Ana onrist shall he our song. Marfan'* Col.

HYMN 97. 7's. St. John's. [*]
Jldien to the vain World.
d 1 "VI70RLD, adieu! thou real cheat;
* ' Oft have thy deceitful charms
Fill'd my heart with fond conceit,
Foolish hopes and false alarms ;
—Now I see as clear as day,
How thy follies pass away.



j Select. HYMN 98. 567

I e 2 Vain, thy entertaining sights ;

False, thy promises renevv'd j

All the pomp of thy delights

Does but flatter and delude :

Thee I quit for heaven above,

Object of the noblest love.
| —3 Let not, Lord, my wan taring mind

Follow after fleeting toys ;

Since in thee alone [ rind

Solid and substantial. joys, —
o Joys that, never overpast,

Through eternity shall last.
e 4 Lord, how happy is a heart,

After thee while it aspires!
—True and faithful as thou art,

Thou wilt answer its desires :
g It shall see the glorious scene

Of t hine everlasting reign. Madan's Col.

HYMjN 98. 7 & 0. Amsterdam. [*]
The Pilgrim's Song.
oil) ISE, my soul, and stretch thy wings,

•IV Thy better portion trace ;
Rise from transitory things,

Tow'rds heaven thy native place:
p Sun, and moon, and stars decay ;

Time shall soon this earl": remove:
B Rise, my soul, and haste away,

To seats prepar'd above.
—2 Rivers to the ocean run,

Nor stay in all their course ;
Fire, ascending, seeks the sun ;

Both speed them to their source:
e So a soul that's born of God,

Pants to view his glorious face,—
Upward tends to his abode,

To rest in his pmbrace.
d 3 Cease, ye pilgrims, cease to mourn ,

Press onward to the prize •,
o Soon our Saviour will return,

Triumphant in the shies.
e Yet a season, and you know,

Happy entrance will be given ;
All our sorrows left below,

And earth exchang'd for heaven. Mada*'sCaL



568 HYMN 99, 100. Select.

HYMN 99. 10 & 11. Walicorth. [*]
View of Heaven. Rev. xxii, 1 — 5. [rise,

1 i~|N wings of faith mount up, my soul, and
^J View thine inheritance beyond the skies;

Nor heart can think, nor mortal tongue can tell,

What endless pleasures in those mansions dwell:

There my Redeemer lives, all bright and glorious,

O'er sin, and death, and hell, he reigns victorious.

2 No gnawing grief, no sad, heart-rending pain,
In that bless'd country can admission gain ;
Np sorrow there, no soul-tormenting fear,

For God's oivn hand shall wipe the falling tear :
There my Redeemer lives, &c.

3 Before the throne a crystal river glides,
Immortal verdure decks its cheerful sides ;
There the fair tree of life majestic rears

Its blooming head, and sovereign virtue bears :
There my Redeemer lives, &c.

4 No rising sun his transient beams displays,
No sickly moon emits her feeble rays ;

The Godhead there celestial glory sheds ;
Th' exalted Lamb eternal radiance spreads :
There my Redeemer lives, &c.

5 One distant glimpse my eager passion fires!
Jesus, to thee my longing soul aspires !
When shall I at my heavenly home arrive —
When leave this earth, and when begin to live?

For there my Saviour is, all bright and gloriou.3 j
O'er sin, and death, and hell, he reigns victorious.

Strapham.

HYMN 100. 7's. St. John's. [*]
Privileges of Adoption. 1 John iii, 1,2.

1 T&LESSED are the sons of God :

O They are bought with Christ's own blood,
They are ransom'd from the grave j
Life eternal they shall have :
With them number'd may we be,
Here, and in eternity.

2 God did love them in his Son,
Long before the world begun ;
They the seal of this receive,
Wlien on Jesus they believe :



Select HYMN 101. 569

With them number'd may we be,
Here, and in eternity.

3 They are justifi'd by grace ;
They enjoy a solid peace ;

All their sins are wash'd away ;
. They shall stand in God's great day :
With them numher'd may we be,
Here, and in eternity.

4 They produce the fruits of grace,
In the works of righteousness ;
They are harmless, meek, and mild,
Holy, blameless, undefil'd :

With them numher'd may we be,
Here, and in eternity.

5 They are lights upon the earth,
o Children of an heavenly birth ;

One with God, with Jesus one ;
Glory is in them begun :
g With them number'd may we be,
Here, and in eternity. Humphreys

HYMN 101. 8's. Consolation. r *J
Supreme Love to Christ.

1 1\/TY gracious Redeemer I love,
1* A His praises aloud I'll proclaim ;

And join with the armies above,

To shout his adorable name.

To gaze on his glory divine,

Shall be my eternal employ —

To see it incessantly shine,

My boundless, ineffable joy.
e 2 He freely redeem'd with his blood

My soul from the confines of hell,
— To live on the smiles of my God,

And in his sweet piesen.ce to dwell }
To shine with the angels of light,

With saints and with seraphs to sing }
g To view, with eternal delight, —

My Jesus, my Saviour, my King.
e 3 In Mesech as yet I reside —

A darksome and restless abode !

Molested with foes on each side,

And longing to dwnll with my God.



570 HYMN 102. Select

e Oh when shall my spirit exchange
This cell of corruptible clay,

— For mansions celestial, and range
Through realms of ineffable day!
4 My glorious Redeemer, I long-
To see thee descend on the cloud,
Amidst the bright, numberless throng,
And mix with the triumphant crowd.

t Oh when wilt thou bid me ascend,
To join in thy praises above —
To gaze on thee— world without end,
And feast on thy ravishing love ?

— 5 Nor sorrow, nor sickness, nor pain,
Nor sin, nor temptation, nor fear,
Shall ever molest me again, —

o Perfection of glory reigns there.

—This soul and this body shall shine,
In robes of salvation and praise •,
And banquet on pleasures divine,



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