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And saints and angels join to sing
Where death and darkness reign,
Where we our rest shall gain. 2 To Canaan's sacred bound,
We haste with songs of joy,
And sweets that never cloy. 3 There sin and sorrow cease,
And every conflict 's o'er:
Nor thirst nor hunger more. 4 There, in celestial strains,
Enraptured myriads sing;
For God himself is king.
And soon their pleasures share :-
With all the ransomed there. 6 How sweet the prospect is !
It cheers the pilgrim's breast;
L. M. 319. A Youth, seeking heavenly Wisdom. 1 I ASK not wealth, nor pomp, nor power,
Nor fleeting pleasures of an hour:
Than all the pride and state of kings.
And grant my soul a gift so dear ?-
The sweetest token of thy love:
To fear his name, and keep his word;
To lead my feet in paths of truth,
And guide and guard my wandering youth. 4 Then shouldst thou grant a length of days,
My life shall still proclaim thy praise;
Come, struggle to be free;
However hard it be:
But cleaves yet closer to the dust. 2 Ye tempting sweets ! forbear;
Ye dearest idols ! fall;
Jesus shall have it all :
But, ah! thou must consent, my heart. 8 Ye fair enchanting throng!
Ye golden dreams! farewell!
And now I break the spell :
Jesus ! forgive these parting tears. 4 In Gilead there is balm,
A kind Physician there,
And bid me not despair :
My all I would resign to thee.
And let no idol dare,-
With thee, my Lord ! compare:
Rejoicing in Jesus.
Sing aloud in Jesus' name;
Triumph in redeeming love.
Beaming in the Saviour's face,
Praise, and bless redeeming love.
Banish all your sinful fears;
Cancelled by redeeming love.
Welcome to his sacred rest!
Nothing but redeeming love.
Strike aloud each joyful string ;
Join to praise redeeming love.
When we to his glory come,
8s and 79. 322.
Rise o'er sin, and fear and care,
šomething still to do or bear :
Think, what Fatber's smiles are thine; Think, what Jesus did to win thee;Child of heaven! canst thou repine?
2 Haste thee on from grace to glory,
Armed with faith, and winged with prayer ;
God's own hand shall guide thee there :
Soon shall pass thy pilgrim-days ;
Harmonious to the ear;
And all the earth shall hear. 2 Grace first contrived the way
To save rebellious man;
Which drew the wondrous plan. 3 Grace led my roving feet
To tread the heavenly road;
While pressing on to God,
Through everlasting days;
Abides and reigns within;
The sons of God to sin.
Do they perform his will ;
His sweet commands fulfill.
To God, within the veil;
And joys that never fail.
4 Oh! happy souls !-Oh! glorious state
Of overflowing grace,
And see his lovely face.
Call me a child of thine ;
To form my heart divine.
And make my comforts strong;
By ancient worthies trod;
Who lived and walked with God.
And in example live;
Still fresh instruction give. 3 'Twas through the Lamb's most precious blood,
They conquered every foe;
Their crowns of life they owe. 4 Lord ! may I ever keep in view
The patterns thou hast given;
That led them safe to heaven.
L. M. 326.
Salvation through Christ.
Be everlasting honors giveni,
He calls our wandering feet to heaven. 2 Not for our duties, or deserts,
But of his own abounding grace,