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ARE you form'd a creature new,
Reconcil'd by him to God;
2 Rise, go forth to meet the Lamb, Slumber not, 'midst worldly care; Let your lamps be all on flame,
For his coming now prepare: Then whene'er ye hear the cry, Lo, the Bridegroom draweth nigh, You will not confounded be, But can meet him cheerfully.
Of the Church Triumphant, and the Glory of
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We wait for thee, Immanuel, Come soon, thy majesty reveal:
MOUNT Zion, where the Lamb of Our voices then in higher strains shall
Who for our sins aton'd,
And bought us by his precious blood,
For ever is enthron'd;
Where his redeem'd and chosen bride
2 Jerusalem, the church above,
3 Deliver'd from this mortal clay,
From sorrow, sin, and pain,
True holiness obtain.
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HOW greatly doth my soul rejoice,
And hath Jerus'lem full in view,
Thro' faith in Christ I am God's child
THERE is a house not made with hands, Eternal, and above;
And here my spirit waiting stands,
Till it shall hence remove.
2 My Saviour by his saving grace
3 We walk by faith of joys to came,
4 'Tis pleasant to believe thy graces
We would be absent from the flesh,
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JESUS' life of grief and sorrows,
And in death our joy remain,
Christ's our Life, hence death is gain.
Freed from sin's condemning guilt, Sing his triumphs, :||; 'Twas for us his blood was spilt!
3 Jesus yieldeth up his spirit,
Lo, he bows his head and dies!
And shall the glories of his kingdom From his death we life inherit,
3 Then all old things will pass away, And a new scene itself display;
Hence our happiness takes rise: We now glory :||: Only in this sacrifice.
4 Jesus' body, once interred,
6 Conqu❜ring Lord, to heav'n ascended
We shall see thee face to face.
7 Jesus! at thy blest appearing, Freed from weakness, grief and pain, We, restored to thy likeness,
Once shall join thy happy train;
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HAPPY I am, yet o'er my happinessO
For it is mere mercy, remains a wonder
2 In the glorious presence
Of God my Saviour,
3 That his incarnation, His bitter passion, And meritorious death procur'd salvation, And life for me.
4 In his great atonement I'll trust unshaken,
EXALT and praise the Lord, Gratefully with one accord,
Laud his name for evermore,
With the angels him adore; Thank him for the faithfulness Wherewith he his witnesses, Who in heav'n are perfected, Thro' great tribulation led. 2 Here by Jesus' precious blood, Cleans'd from sin and render'd chaste, They, as ministers of God,
Him by word and deed confest; In their Lord's reproach a share, Hated by the world, they bare, Now they, with th' angelic train, Praise the Lamb for sinners slain. 3 They with patience having run Their appointed race, in hope
Until I once to see him shall be taken, Of the prize, at last the crown
Whom here I love.
Have obtain❜d, for them laid up; Now they serve the Lamb of God, (Having in his precious blood Wash'd their robes &made them white,) In his temple day and night.
4 In fine, spotless linen drest,
With the saints in heav'n a place;
Giving heed unto his word;
7 Let us call to mind with joy
Thro' the blood of Christ alone;
WHAT shall I feel, when I
2 I hear th' enraptur'd song
3 Rejoice, my soul, thou soon,
Shalt have the favor To go and join the blest, And there at home to rest With Christ, thy Saviour. 4 Then shall our woe and grief Find a most sure relief
In joys unbounded: Triumphant songs shall be To the blest Trinity
For ever sounded.
5 How blest when we can say, All else is fled away,
And love prevaileth! No longer faith and hope We need to bear us up,
Love never faileth.
6 See, how the victors go In raiment white as snow,
With glory crowned! He grants to them, thro' grace, Around his throne a place,
On whom death frowned.