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254. C. M. Dr. Watts. Christ's first and second Coming. Ps. xcvi.

ING to the Lord, ye distant lands,

Ye tribes of ev'ry tongue;
His new discover'd grace demands

A new and nobler song.
2 Say to the nations, Jesus reigns,

God's owu almighty Son
His pow'r the sinking world sustains,

And grace surrounds his throne.
3 Behold! he comes, he comes to bless

The nations as their God;
To show the world his

Aud send his truth abroad.
4 But when his voice shall raise the dead,

And bid the world draw near,
How will the guilty nations dread
To see their Judge appear!

255. L. M. Dr. Watts. Christ reigning in Heaven, and coming to

Judgment. Ps. xevii. 1-5. - He reigns, the Lord, the Saviour reigns!

: Let the whole earth in songs rejoice,

And distant islands join their voice.
2 Deep are his counsels, and unknown;
But grace and truth support his throne,
Though gloomy clouds his way surround,
Justice is their eternal ground.
3 In robes of judgment, lo, he comes,

Shakes the wide earth, and cleaves the tombs;
Before him bnrns devouring fire,

The mountains melt, the seas retire.
4 His enemies with sore dismay,
Fly from the sight, and shon the day
Then lift yonr heads, ye saints, on high,
And sing, for your redemption's nigh.

256. P. M. Dr. Doddridge. The Triumph of Christ. Psalm xlv. 3, 4. 1 OUD to the Prince of heav'n

Your cheerful voices raise;
To him your vows be giv'n,

And mil his courts with praise.'

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With conscious worth,
All clad in arms,
All bright in charms,

He sallies forth.
Gird on thy conjuring sword,

Ascend thy shining car,
And march, almighty Lord,
To wage thy holy wa,

Before his wheels,
In glad surprise,
Ye vaileys rise,

And sink, ye hills!
Fair truth, and siniling love,

And injur'd righteousness,
in thy retinne move,
And seek from thee redress:

Thou in their cause
Shalt prosp'rous side,
And far and wide

Dispense thy laws.
Before thive awful face

Millions of foes shall fall,
The captives of thy grace,
That grace which conquers all,

The world shall know,
Great King of kings,
What wondrous things

Tbine arm can do!
Here, to my willing soal,

Bend thy triumphant way,
Here every foe control,
Aud all thy pow'r display.

My heart ihy throne,
Blest Jesus see,
Bows low to thee,

To thee alone!



837. L. M. Steele. The exalted Saviour.

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And join the blissful choir above There our exalted Saviour reigns,

And there they sing his wondrous love. & While seraphs tune th' immortal song,

O may we feel the sacred name:

L And every heart, and every tongue

Adore the Saviour's glorious name. 3 Jesus, who once upon ihe tree,

In agonizing pains expir'd;
Who died for rebels-yes, 'tis he?

How bright! how lovely! how admir'd! 4 Jesus, who died that we might live,

Died in the wretched traitor's place: O what returns can mortals give,

For such immeasurable grace? 5 Were universal nature ours,

And art with all her boasted store; Nature and art, with all their pow'rs,

Would still confess the offer poor. 6 Yet though for bounty so divine!

We ne'er can equal honours raise;
Jesus, may all our hearts be thine,
And all our tongues proclaim thy praise.

258. L: M. Mr. John Fawcett.

The Kingdom of Jesus Christ. 1 ET men on earth, and angels bring

: Let sinners own his sev'reign sway,

And ev'ry land his will obey; 2 0'er worlds below and worlds above, Ile rules by wisdom, pow'r, and love;

Ile curbs his foes, and guards his friends;
His wide dominion never ends.
3 In Zion he maintains his throne,

And makes his kingly glory known:
Nor hell, nor death, can e'er withstand

The pow'r of his almighty hand. 4 The saints shall reign with Christ their bead,

When gloomy death himself is dead;
There shall they shine in bliss complete,
And cast their crowns at Jesu's feet.

259. Mr. Madan's Collection.
The Kingdon of Christ. Phil. iv. 4.
1 ;

EJOICE, the Lord is King,
Mortals, give thanks and sing,

In triumph evermore!
Lift up the heart, lift up the voice,
Rejoice aloud, ye saints, rejoice.

2 Rejoice, the Saviour reigns,

The Lord of truth and love;
When he had parg'd our stains,

He took his seat above:
Lift up the heart, &c.
3 His kingdom cannot fail,

He rules o’er earth and heav'n;
The keys of death and hell

Are to our Jesus given:
Lift up the heart, &c.
4 He all his foes shall quell,

Shall all our sins destroy,
And ev'ry bosom swell

With pure seraphic joy:
Lift up the heart, &c.
5 Rejoice in glorious hope,

Jesas, the judge, shall come
And take his servants up

To their eternal home :
We soon shall hear th' Archangel's voice,
The trump of God shall soand, rejoice!

260. S. M. Dr. Watts. Christ's Kingdom and Majesty. Psalm xcix. * J !

ESUS the Saviour reigns,
Let sinners tremble at his throne,

And saints be hunble there. 9 Jesus the Saviour reigns;

Let earth adore its Lord !
Bright Cherubs his attendants stand

Swift to fulfil his word. 3 In Zion is his throne,

His honours are divine;
His church shall make his wonders known,

For there his glories shine. 4 How holy is his name!

How terrible his praise!
Justice and truth, and judgment join,
In all his works of grace.

261. C. M. Dr. Watts. Christ's Kingdom and Priesthood. Psalm cm 1

JESUS, our Lord, ascend thy throne,
în zion shall thy pow'r be known,

And make thy foes submit,

What wonders shali thy gospel do!

Thy converts shall surpass
The num'rous drops of morning dew,

And owu thy sov’reign grace.
3 God hath pronounc'd a firm decree,

« Eternal shall thy priesthood be,

“When Aaron is no more.
“ Melchisedec, that wondrous priest,

“ That king of high degree
That holy man who Abra'm blest,

“ Was but a type of thee." 5

Jesus our priest for ever lives

To plead for us above:
Jesus our king for ever gives

The blessings of his love.
6 God shall exalt his glorious head,

And his high throne maintain;
Shall strike the pow'rs and princes dead
Who dare oppose his reign.

262. L. M. Dr. Watts.
The Kingdom of Christ Triumphant.

Rev. xi. 15.
1 ET the seventh angel sound on high,

Kings of the earth, with glad accord,

Give up your kingdoms to the Lord. & Almighty God! thy power assume,

Who wast, and art, and art to come:
Jesus the Lamb who once was slain,

For ever live, for ever reign!
3 The angry nations fret and roar,
That they can slay the saints no more;
On wings of vengeance flies onr God,
To pay the long, arrears of blood.
4 Now must the rising dead appear;
Now the decisive sentence hear;
Now the dear martyrs of the Lord
Receive an infinite reward.

263. L. M. Dr. Doddridge. Wisdom, Riglareousness, Sanctification, and Redemption in Christ. 1 Cor. i. 30, 31.

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