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Hymn 34. s. M.

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row heavy is the night

That hangs upon our eyes, 'Till Christ with his reviving light

Over our souls arise! 2. Our guilty spirits dread

To meet the wrath of heay'n; But in his righteousness array'd,

We see our sins forgiv’n. 3. Unholy and impure

Are all our thoughts and ways“; His hands depraved nature cure

With sanctifying grace. 4. The pow'rs of hell agree

To hold our souls in vain;
He sets the sons of bondage free,

And breaks the cursed chain. 5. Lord, we adore thy ways,

To bring us near to God,
Thy sov'reign pow'r, thy healing grace,

And thine atoning blood.


Hymn 35. L.M.

The erample of Christ. 1. Y dear Redeemer, and my Lord!

I read my duty in thy word:
But in thy life the law appears,

Drawn out in living characters. 2. Such was thy truth, and such thy zeal,

Such def'rence to thy Father's will,
Thy love and meekness so divine,

I would transcribe and make them minc. 3. Cold mountains, and the midnight air

Witness'd the fervor of thy pray'r.

The desert thy temptations knew,

Thy conflict, and thy victry too.
4. Be thou my pattern; make me bear

More of thy gracious image here;
Then God, the Judge, shall own my name
Among the fol’wers of the Lamb.



Hymn 36. C.M.

God reconciled in Christ. 1. EAREST of all the names above,

My Jesus, and my God, Who can resist thy heav'nly love,

Or trifle with thy blood ? 2. 'Tis by the merits of thy death

The Father smiles again; 'Tis by thine interceding breath

The Spirit dwells with men. 3. Till God in human flesh I see,

My thoughts no comfort find; The holy, just, and sacred Three

Are terrors to my mind.
4. But if Immanuel's face appear,

My hope, my joy begins;
His name forbids my slavish fear,

His grace removes my sins.
5. While Jews on their own law rely,

And Greeks of wisdom boast, I love th' incarnate mystery,

And there I fix my trust.

Hymn 37. 1. M.
Christ appearing to his Church. Sol, Song ü. 8, 9,

10, 11, 12, 13.
1. THE voice of my beloved sounds

Over the rocks and rising grounds;

O'er hills of guilt, and seas of grief,

He leaps, he lies, to my relief.
2. Now through the veil of flesh I see,

With eyes of love he looks at me;
Now in the gospel's clearest glass

He shows the beauties of his face. 3. Gently he draws my heart along,

Both with his beauties and his tongue:
"Rise," saith my Lord, “make haste away,

“ No mortal joys are worth thy stay. 4. “ The Jewish wintry state is gone,

“ The mists are fled, the spring comes on, * The sacred turtle-dove, we hear,

« Proclaims the new, the joyful year. 5.“ Th’immortal vine, of heav'nly root,

« Blossoms and buds, and gives her fruit." Lo, we are come to taste the wine,

Our souls rejoice, and bless the vine. 6. And when we hear our Jesus say,

“ Rise up my love, make haste away," Our hearts would fain out-fly the wind, And leave all earthly joys behind.

Hymn 38. L. M.
The coronation of Christ, and espousals of the churchi

Sol. Song iii. 2.
ESUS, thou everlasting King!

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Accept the well deserv'd renown,

And wear our praises as thy crown. 2. Let ev'ry act of worship be

Like our espousals, Lord, to thee;
Like the blest hour, when from above
We first receiv'd thy pledge of love.

3. The gladness of that happy day!

Our hearts would wish it long to stay;
Nor let our faith forsake its hold,

Nor hope decline, nor love grow cold. 4. Each fol'wing minute, as it flies,

Increase thy praise, improve our joys,
Till we are rais’d to sing thy name,

At the great supper of the Lamb.
5. Oh that the months would roll away,
And bring that coronation day!
The king of grace shall fill the throne,
With all his Father's glories on.

Hymn 39. L. M. Glory and grace in the person of Christ. ", ; .

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Awake, my soul; awake, my tongue. Hosanna to th' eternal name,

And all his boundless love proclaim. 2. See where it shines in Jesus' face,

The brightest image of his grace :
God, in the person of his Son,

Hath all his mightiest works outdone.
3. The spacious earth and spreading flood

Proclaim the wise and pow'rful God,
And thy rich glories from afar

Sparkle in ev'ry rolling Star.
4. But in his looks a glory stands,

The noblest labour of thine hands;
The pleasing lustre of his eyes

Outshines the wonders of the skies,
5. Grace! 'tis a sweet, a charming theme;

My thoughts rejoice at Jesus' name!
Ye angels, dwell upon the sound;
Ye heavens reflect it to the ground!

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5. O may I live to reach the place

Where he unveils his lovely face!
Where all his beauties you behold,
And sing his name to harps of gold.


Hymn 40. L. M. Christ's Humiliation and exaltation, Rev. v. 12. 1. THAT equal honours shall we bring

To thee, O Lord our God, the Lamb. When all the notes that angels sing,

Are far inferior to thy name! 2. Worthy is he that once was skain,

The Prince of Peace that groan’d and died, Worthy to rise, and live and reign

At his Almighty Father's side. 3. Pow'r and dominion are bis. due,

Who stood condemn'd at Pilate's bar; Wisdom belongs to Jesus too,

Though he was charg'd with madness here. 4. All riches are his native right,

Yet he sustain'd amazing loss ; To him ascribe eternal might,

Who left his weakness on the cross. 5. Honour immortal must be paid,

Instead of scandal and of scorn; While glory shines around his bead,

And a bright crown without a thorn. 6. Blessings forever on the Lamb,

Who bore the curse for wretched men: Let angels sound his sacred name,

And every creature say, Amen.

Hymn 41. L. M. Miracles in the life, death, and resurrection of Christ. 1. EHOLD, the blind their sight receive!

Beholdthe dead awake, and live;

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