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Ascended up far above all heavens.—EPH. iv. 10. n
And girt with griefs and fears
Our onward course must be ;
But only let that path of tears
Lead us at last to Thee.
3 Thou art gone up on high ;
But Thou shalt come again,
With all the bright ones of the sky
Attendant in T'hy train. s 2 Thou art gone up on high ;
mf O by Thy saving power,
So make us live and die,
That we may stand in that dread hour
At Thy right hand on high
This same Jesus, which is taken up from you into heaven, shall so come in like
manner.-Acts i. 11.
Shall behold Him as before ;
In the heaven of heavens the same Follows not, nor angels' ken;
As on earth He went and came. Through the veils of time and space,
In the many mansions there Passed into the holiest place ;
Place for us He will prepare: All the toil, the sorrow done,
In that world unseen, unknown, All the battle fought and won.
He and we may yet be one. 2 He is gone—Toward their goal
4 He is gone-But not in vain, World and Church must onward roll: Wait until He comes again : Far behind we leave the past;
He is risen, He is not here, Forward are our glances cast;
Far above this earthly sphere : Still His words before us range
Evermore in heart and mind Through the ages as they change :
There our peace in Him we find : Wheresoe'er the truth shall lead,
To our own Eternal Friend, He will give whate'er we need.
Thitherward let us ascend.
A. P. Stanley.
The names of the children of Israel
in the breast-plate.-Ex. xxviii. 29. row let our cheerful eyes survey
Our great High Priest above ;
And sympathetic love.
Where angels bow around,
With matchless honours crowned, 3 The names of all His saints He bears
Deep graven on His heart ;
That he hath lost his part.
Our everlasting trust, When gems and monuments and crowns
Are mouldered down to dust.
May Thy dear name be worn,
144 A bruised reed shall He not break.
-MATT. xii. 20. 1 TITH joy we meditate the grace His heart is made of tenderness,
It overflows with love.
He knows our feeble frame;
For He has felt the same.
The great Redeemer stood,
Aud did resist to blood.
Poured out His cries and tears;
What every member bears.
But raise it to a flame;
Nor scorns the meanest name.
His mercy and His power ;
He... hath an unchangeable priesthood.--HEB, vii. 24. pl 10. JESUS, Lord most merciful,
3 O, hy 'Thy cross and passion,
Thy tears and agony,
And crown of cruel fashion,
And death on Calvary,
By all that untold suffering
Endured by Thee alone,
O Priest, O spotless Offering,
Plead, for Thou didst atone.