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HYMN 245. P. M. 1 BROTHER, thou art before us gone, and thy
, Where tears are wiped from every eye, and sor.
row is unknown; From the burden of the flesh, and from care and
fear releas'd, Where the wicked cease from troubling, and the
weary are at rest. 2 The toilsome way thou'st travellid o'er, and
borne the heav'y load, But Christ has taught thy languid feet to reach
his blest abode; Thou'rt sleeping now, like Lazarus, upon his
Father's breast, Where the wicked cease from troubling, and the
weary are at rest. Ś Sin can never taint thee now, nor doubt thy faith
assail, Nor thy meek trust in Jesus Christ, and the Holy
Spirit fail; And there thou’rt sure to meet the good, whom
on earth thou loved'st best, Where the wicked cease from troubling, and the
weary are at rest. 4 “ Earth to earth," and "dust to dust," the
solemn priest hath said, So we lay the turf above thee now, and sea
thy narrow bed : But thy spirit, brother, soars away among cho
faithful blest, Where the wicked cease from troubling, and the
weary are at rest. 5 And when the Lord shall summon us, whom
thou hast left behind, May we, untainted by the world, as sure a wel
come find: May each, like thee, depart in peace, to be a
glorious guest, Where the wicked cease from troubling, and the
weary are at rest
HYMN 246. L. M
The learned and great he passes by,
His truth and grace to testify: Plain simple men, his call endues
With power and wisdom from above. And such he still vouchsafes to use, Who nothing know but Jesu's love.
HYMN 247. P. M. "THE great God of love, now hath shined from
above, And hath taught us the Impartial Song ; The Spirit is come and the work is begun,
And we all are united in one.
The members of Christ are all one ?
storm. Ever singing the Impartial Song. 3 Thus joined in one, the good race we will run,
Pressing onward in faith, without fear;
And never will till the gospel they hear. 4 The Spirit of God now hath taught us the road,
And the comforter leads us along;
And inspires with the Impartial Song. 5 We'll mount on the wing, and with ardour we'll
sing, Hallelujahs to God and the Lainb; With rapture we'll sound, o'er [mmanuel's
Join'd with seraphs in mansions above,
WHEN swelling Jordan o'er us rolls,
7 Then let us be true, and our journey pursue,
Toward heaven, our glorious home;
HYMN 248. L. M. 1
Should Christ his lovely presence hide, Will it not overwhelm our souls,
Before we reach the Canaan side ? 2 Who knows how deep the flood may be,
When we our awful summons hear; Or what dark prospect we may see,
When his black banners death shall rear ? 3 Well, should the tyrant death display
His fiercest form when we pass o'er, Our skilful guide knows all the way,
From Jordan's brink, to Canaan's shore. 4 Yes, the Redeemer once was dead 1
And, when he pass'd the gloomy grave, Death's blackest waves roll'd o'er his head,
That we might know his power to save. 5 Jesus has conquered death for us,
When his dark mansions he pass'd througk He to a blessing turn'd the curse, And we shall triumph o'er him too.
HYMN 249. P. M. HATL happy believer in Jesus!
Tho' all things around thee may frown, At present whatever thy case is,
This know, thou art born to a crown Then let not earth's trifles oppress thee,
Thy kingdom's preparing above; Be faithful, and Jesus will bless thee,
With joys that can never remove. 2 O envy not those who aspire
In splendor and honor to live; When their's is all burnt up with fire,
Thy portion will be to receive. Hail happy believer in Jesus
No longer for trifles now care;
Thy kingdom above never ceases,
And Jesus will soon call thee there.
HYMN 250. C. M. "THERES a fountain filled with blood, And sinners plung'd beneath that flood,
Lose all their guilty stains. 2 The dying thief rejoic'd to see
That fountain in his day; And there have I, as vile as he,
Wash'd all my sins away.
Shall never lose its pow'r,
Be sav'd, to sin no more.
Thy flowing wounds supply,
And shall be till I die.
I'll sing thy pow'r to save,
Lies silent in the grave.
(Unworthy though I he,
A golden harp for me!
And form'd by power divine;
No other name but thine.
HYMN 251. P. M.
Hallelujah. HARK the song of Jubilee ;
Lond as mighty thunders roar, Or the fulness of the sea,
When it breaks upon the shore; Hallelujah! for the Lord,
Gu omnipotent, shall reign;
Hallelujah! let the word
Echo round the earth and main. 2 Hallelujah!-hark! the sound,
From the centre to the skies,
All creation's harmonies:
Sheathed his sword: He speaks-'tis done,
Are the kingdoms of his Son. 3 He shall reign from pole to pole
With illimitable sway;
Yonder heavens have pass'd away:
Man's last enemy snall fall,
HYMN 252. S. M.
Around the eternal throne,
A multitude unknown.
To day the young, the old,
One shepherd and one fold.
On earth the pilgrim throng, Yet learn we in our low estate,
The church triumphant's son" 4 Worthy the Lamb for sinners slain,
Cry the redeem'd above, Blessing and honour to obtain,
And everlasting love. 5 Worthy the Lamb, on earth we sing
Who died our souls to save; Henceforth, O Death! where is thy sting
T'hy victory, O Grave ?