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5 Thus, though the universe shall burn,
And God His works destroy,
And everlasting joy.
Rom. xi. 17--21. D.C. M. HEBER. 1
Enthroned once on high,
Thou heaven below the sky;
A curse and grief to see,
Our tears shall flow for thee, 2 Oh! had'st thou known thy day of grace,
And flocked beneath the wing
Thine own anointed King.
Gone up thy pomp to see,
And all thy sons been free. 3 “And who art thou that mournest me?"
Jerusalem may say,
May prove a cast-away?
My place is given to thee;
Of thy wild olive tree !
Our time of mercy spent,
And strange their punishment;
But, sinner, warned be ;
May send His wrath on thee!
5 “Our day of grace is sunk in night,
Thy noon is in its prime;
In this accepted time.
A lesson prove to thee,
Thy home for ever be."
John xi. 25, 26.
And sing with seraphim ;
And aid our faltering hymn. 2 Come let us praise the one Great Head,
The self-same Power to save;
And we, beside the grave.
That all might life receive !
Though he were dead, shall live. 4 Glory to Him who won the strife,
And is gone up on high !
In whom we never die !
And for His coming wait ;
Within the pearly gate.
By one church, in one home? Hasten the time; delay not, Lord;
Lord Jesus, quickly come.
C. M. 1 QIVE dust to dust; and here we leave
And his hath soared on high, Hath joined the inembers glorified
The brethren in the sky. 3 Saviour, Thy love unites us all,
The living and the dead; Tis but one mystical,
And but one glorious Head. 4 Keep us in fellowship of soul
With the dear saint that's gone; Make us in worship, service, love,
Like those before the throne. 6 And now to Him who conquered death,
United praise be given ;
The welcome-palms of heaven.
1 Cor. xv. 42-44. C. M. 1 TE principalities and powers
That never tasted death,
Our act of Christian faith. 2 Though tears will fall and hearts are stirr'd,
We know in whom we trust; And confident in His sure word,
We bear the “dust to dust." 3 We sow this seed in earth to die
In the great Master's name, Type of decay and vanity,
In weakness and in shame.
4 It shall arise a holy shrine
Of glory, beauty, might,
All purity, all light.
For all that trust His word.
Through Jesus Christ, our Lord.
1 Thess. iv. 13. P. M. HEBER. 1
art to the grave, but we will
not deplore thee, Though sorrows and darkness encompass
the tomb : The Saviour has passed through its portal
before thee, And the lamp of His love is thy guide
through the gloom.
2 Thou art gone to the grave, we no longer
behold thee, Nor tread the rough path of the world
by thy side; But the wide arms of mercy are spread to
enfold thee, And sinners may hope, since the Sinless
3 Thou art gone to the grave, and, its man
sion forsaking, Perhaps thy weak spirit in fear lingered
long : But the sunshine of Paradise beamed on
thy waking, And the sound which thou heard'st was
the seraphim's song.
4 Thou art gone to the grave, but 'twere
wrong to deplore thee, For God was thy ransom, thy guardian,
and guide. He gave thee, He took thee, and He will
restore thee; And death has no sting, since the Saviour
CAPT Christian chivalry:
2 Tim. il. 3.
C. M. 1 YAPTAIN and Saviour of the host We bless Thee for our comrade true,
Now summoned up to Thee.
In faithful following Thee;
And crowned with victory. 3 We thank Thee that the way-worn sleeps
The sleep in Jesus bless'd: The purified and ransomed soul
Hath entered into rest. 4 We bless Thee that his humble love
Hath met with such regard : We bless Thee for his blessedness,
And for his rich reward.
1 Thess. iv. 13, 14. D.C.M. DALE EAR as thou wert, and justly dear,
We will not weep for thee :
It is, that thou art free;
The tears of love restrain,
Could wish thee back again?