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Prepare the bride, and then return
And to thyself receive. 5 Now to thy gracious kingdom come,
(Thou hast a token given) And when thy arms receive us home, Recall thy pledge in heaven.
HYMN 196. P. M. 1 IN
time of tribulation,
Hear, Lord, iny feeble cries;
To Thee my spirit flies ;
Scarce can my voice consplr in;
Still watch and weep in vain. 2 The days of old, in vision,
Bring vanish'd bliss to view; The years of lost fruition
Their joys in pangs renew : Remember'd songs of gladness,
Through night's lone silence brought, Strike notes of deeper sadness,
And stir desponding thought. 3 Hath God cast off for ever?
Can time his truth impair ? His tender mercy, never
Shall I presume to share?
Shut up in endless wrath?
That cannot see his path. 4 I call to recollection
The years of his right hand;
Again through faith I stand;
Holy are all thy ways;
Shall utter forth thy praise.
O God, the billows saw
They saw Thee, and they trembled,
Turn'd, and stood still, with awe; The clouds shot hail-they lighten'd;
"he earth reeld to and fro; 'The fiery pillar brightend
The gulf of gloom below. 6 Thy way is in great waters,
Thy footsteps are not known;
Confide in Thee alone:
Thy chosen flocks of yore,
HYMN 197. P. M.
Or brethren who agree,
And bond of charity; 'Tis like the precious ointment, shed
O er all his robes, from Aaron's head, 2 "Tis like the dews that fill
The emps of Bermon's flowers; Or Zion's fruitf! hill,
Bright with the drops of showers, When mingling odours breathe around,
And glory rests on all the ground. 3 For there the Lord commands
Blessings, a bounuless store,
Yea, life for evermore:
HYMN 198. P. M.
L Mouring and portion are the
Day and night we plead before thee-
Send thy Spirit,
2 Ah! dear Lord, they're bound for ruin,
Hast'ning down to endless wo: While their danger we are viewing, Streams of briny sorrow flow.
Lord, alarm them,
Or to ruin they must go! 3 See, dear Lord, our near connexions,
Dear companions all around, Brothers, sisters, children, parents, Down to desperation Sound.
Jesus, save them,
Let the lost again be found. 4 Prayers and tears, alas! we've vented
Shall we weep and pray in vain ? Yęt, alas! they seem contented! Nought but scoffs and frowns we gain,
Jesuis, save them,
Save them, Lord, from endless pain 5 Death, it may be, now is near them,
Soon they'll feel his cold embrace: Gracious lieaven shall we hear them Mourn thy long rejected grace ?
Lord, constrain them
Now to seek a Saviour's face. 6 Lord, we view the separation
At thy great tren:endous bar;
Must we see them
Stand their awful doom to hear ? 7 Must we there be separated,
Never, never more to meet ?
Lay them prostrate,
Precious Jesus, at thy feet. 8 Lord, display thy matchless power,
Pierce their stubborn hearts of stone
Save them Jesus,
HYMN 199. P. M.
'Twas early as the morning broke,
With tears to gain his favour;
The tomb that held the body;
With wicked hands all bloody.
To find the grave was empty;
While onward she did venture :
T" anticipate her sorrow;
And why this gloomy horror.
Why are you thus in mourning ? Because they've ta'en my Lord away,
Whom I thought to've seen this morning I'll sigh and weep, poor Mary said,
Till I know where they've laid him!
Began for to upbraid them.
She thought he was the gard'ner :
Not knowing 'twas her pard'ner:
Exclaimed poor weeping Mary; Some comfort to my mind afford,
So much oppress'd and wearied. 5 0 weeping Mary! said the man ;
She then perceived her Saviour; And to lois feet she weeping ran
Not fearing harm or danger.
And kiss the feet of Jesus,
HYMN 200. P. M.
Birth of Christ.
Has dawnd upon the earth;
And angels sing his birth:
And share their joys, and swell their song. 2 “Good will and peace divine
To highly favour'd man:"
TCould form the gracious plan,
Thyself remaining true and just. 3 Praise then the Lord most high,
On earth he deigns to dwell;
The works of death and hell:
HYMN 201. P. M. I TE IS mercies in Jesus renew'd,
Each morning I wake to adore, A fountain of infinite good,
A sea without bottom or shore. 2 My Lord's unexpressibly kind,
o when shall I thank him above, To Jesus eternally join'd Absorb'd in the depths of his love.
HYMN 202. C. M. 1 LROM whence these direful omens round. F
Which heaven and earth amaz ? Wherefore do earthquakes cleave the ground,
Why hides the sun his rays?
And nature sympathise!