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HYMN 661, L. M. 661

The Judgment Scene. f 1 IE Lord shall come,—the earth shall quake,

The mountains to their centre shake;
And, withering from the vault of night,

The stars shall pale their feeble light.

2 The Lord shall come,—but not the same mp As once, in lowliness, he came,-P

A silent lamb before his foes,

A weary man, and full of woes.
3 The Lord shall come,--a dreadful form,

With rainbow wreath, and robes of storm,
On cherub wings and wings of wind,

Appointed Judge of all mankind.
4 Can this be he, who wont to stray

A pilgrim on the world's highway,--
Oppressed by power, and mocked by pride,

The Nazarene--the Crucified?
mp 5 While sinners in despair shall call,--

“Rocks,-hide us !--mountains! on us fall!".-
The saints, ascending from the tomb,
Shall joyful sing," The Lord is come !"

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HYMN 662, 8s, 75 and 4. 662

Saints and Sinners judged,
mp AY of judgment! day of wonders !

Hark )--the trumpet's awful sound,
Louder than a thousand thunders,

Shakes the vast creation round:
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How the summons PP

Will the sinner's heart confound !
2 See the Judge, our nature wearing,

Clothed in majesty divine!
You, who long for his appearing,

Then shall say,---"This God is mi ze !"
Gracious Saviour!

Own me in that day for thine.
3 At his call, the dead awaken,

Rise to life from earth and sea;
All the powers of nature, shaken

By his looks, prepare to flee:
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Careless sinner!

What will then become of thee

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4 But to those who have confesséd,

Loved and served the Lord below,
He will say,

“Come near, ye blesséd !
See the kingdom I bestow!
You for ever

Shall my love and glory know."

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HYMN 663, 8s and 78, Irregular, 663

Christ coming to Judgment.
1 REAT God! what do I see and hear?
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The end of things created!
Behold the Judge of man appear,

On clouds of glory seated!
The trumpet sounds--the graves restore
The dead which they contained before !--

Prepare, my soul! to meet him.
The dead in Christ shall first arise,

At the last trumpet's sounding,
Caught up to meet him in the skies,

With joy their Lord surrounding:
No gloomy fears their souls dismay,
His presence sheds eternal day,

On those prepared to meet him.
3 Great God! what do I see and hear

The end of things created !
Behold the Judge of man appear,

On clouds of glory seated!

Low at his cross I view the day, mf When heaven and earth shall pass away,

And thus prepare to meet him.

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HYMN 664, S. M. 664

The Judgment in Prospect. mp ND will the Judge descend ?

And must the dead arise ?
And not a single soul escape

His all-discerning eyes?
2 How will my heart endure

The terrors of that day,
When earth and heaven before his face,

Astonished, shrink away?
3 But, ere that trumpet shakes

The mansions of the dead,

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Hark!--froin the gospel's cheering sound

What joyful tidings spread !
4 Ye sinners! seek his grace,-

His wrath ye cannot bear;
Fly to the shelter of his cross,

And find salvation there.
5 So shall that curse remove,

By which the Saviour bled;
And the last awful day shall pour

His blessings on your head.

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HYMN 665, C. P. M. 665

The Saint at Christ's right Hand. 1 THEN thou, my righteous Judge! shalt come To fetch thy ransomed people home,

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Shall I among them stand?
Shall such a worthless worm as I,
Who sometimes am afraid to die,

Be found at thy right hand ?
2 Blest Saviour! grant it by thy grace;
Be thou my only hiding-place,

In this th’ accepted day;
Thy pard’ning voice, Oh! let me hear,
To still my unbelieving fear,

Nor let me fall, I pray.
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Whene'er th' archangel's trump shall sound,

To see thy smiling face;
Then filled with rapture shall I sing,
While heaven's resounding mansions ring

With shouts of sovereign grace.

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HYMN 666, 8s, 75 and 4. 666

The Sinner's Doom.
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View him seated on his throne!
Now, poor sinner! now lamenting,

Stand and hear thine awful doom;
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Stand and hear thine awful doom, P 2 Hear the cries he now is venting,

Filled with dread of fiercer pain;

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While in anguish thus lamenting,

That he ne'er was born again! PP

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That he ne'er was born again l-
3 “ Yonder sits my slighted Saviour,

With the marks of dying love;
Oh! that I had sought his favor,

When I felt his Spirit move!
Golden moments,--

When I felt his Spirit move !" mp4 Now, despisers! look and wonder;

Hope and sinners here must part;
Louder than a peal of thunder,

Hear the dreadful sound, -"Depart!"
Lost for ever,

Hear the dreadful sound, -"Depart !"

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HYMN 667, L.M. 667

The Day of Wrath. mp 1

When heaven and earth shall pass away! What power shall be the sinner's stay?

How shall he meet that dreadful day,–
2 When, shriveling like a parchéd scroll,

The flaming heavens together roll;
And louder yet-and yet more dread,

Swells the high trump that wakes the dead: тр 3 Oh! on that day—that wrathful day,

When man to judgment wakes from clay,

Be thou, O Christ! the sinner's stay,mf Though heaven and earth shall pass away.

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HYMN 668, S. M. . 668

The Lord coming to Judgment. 1 EHOLD! the day is come,

The righteous Judge is near; > And sinners, trembling at their doom,

Shall soon their sentence hear. my 2 Angels, in bright attire,

Conduct him through the skies ;
Darkness and tempests, smoke and fire,

Attend him as he flies.

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3 How awful is the sight!

How loud the thunders roar!
The sun forbears to give his light,

And stars are seen no more.

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4 The whole creation groans,

But saints arise and sing;
They are the ransomed of the Lord,

And he their God and King.

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HYMN 669, C. M. 669

The cheering Prospect of Heavon.
HERE is a land of pure delight,

Where saints immortal reign,
Infinite day excludes the night,

And pleasures banish pain.
2 There, everlasting spring abides,

And never-withering flowers;
Death, like a narrow sea, divides

This heavenly land from ours.
dol 3 Sweet fields, beyond the swelling floud,

Stand dressed in living green;
So to the Jews old Canaan stood,

While Jordan rolled between.

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4 But tim'rous mortals start and shrink

To cross this narrow sea;
And linger, shivering on the brink,

And fear to launch away. тр 5 Oh! could we make our doubts remove,

Those glooiny doubts that rise,
And see the Canaan that we love,

With unbeclouded eyes;-
mf 6 Could we but climb where Moses stood,

And view the landscape o'er,--
Not Jordan's streams, nor death's cold food,

Should fright us from the shore.

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