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Psalm 126.

1 Yes, we trust the day is breaking ;

Joyful times are near at hand ;
God, the mighty God, is speaking
By His word in every land:

When He chooses,

Darkness flies at His command. 2 Let us hail the joyful season ;

Let us hail the dawning ray;
When the Lord appears, there's reason
To expect a glorious day:

At His presence

Gloom and darkness flee away.
While the foe becomes more daring,

While he enters like a flood,
God, the Saviour, is preparing
Means to spread His truth abroad;

Every language

Soon shall tell the love of God. 4 God of Jacob, high and glorious,

Let Thy people see Thy hand!
Let the gospel be victorious
Through the world, in every land;

And the idols
Perish, Lord, at Thy command!

1 He that goeth forth with weeping,

Bearing still the precious seed,
Never tiring, never sleeping,

All his labor shall succeed: Then will fall the rain of heaven,

Then the sun of mercy shine ; Precious fruits will then be given,

Through an influence all divine. 2 Sow thy seed, be never weary,

Nor let fears thy mind employ; Be the prospect ne'er so dreary,

Thou shalt reap the fruits of joy: Lo! the scene of verdure brightening,

See the rising grain appear;
Look again, the fields are whitening:
Sure the harvest-time is near.

PRAISE the God of all creation ;

Praise the Father's boundless love; Praise the Lamb, our expiation,

Priest and King enthroned above: Praise the Fountain of salvation,

Him by whom our spirits live; Undivided adoration

To the one Jehovah give.


75. Double.



1 Come! Desire of nations, come!

Hasten, Lord, the general doom ;
Hear the Spirit and the Bride ;
Come, and take us to Thy side:
Thou, who hast our place prepared,
Make us meet for our reward ;
Then, with all Thy saints descend;
Then, our earthly trials end.

1 HARK! the song of Jubilee,

Loud as mighty thunders roar,
Or the fulness of the sea,

When it breaks upon the shore !
Hallelujah! for the Lord

God Omnipotent shall reign:
Hallelujah ! let the word

Echo round the earth and main. 2 Hallelujah! hark! the sound,

From the centre to the skies,
Wakes above, beneath, around,

All creation's harmonies.
See Jehovah's banner furled,
Sheathed His sword, He speaks-

't is done;
And the kingdoms of this world

Are the kingdoms of His Son. 3 He shall reign from pole to pole,

With illimitable sway;
He shall reign, when like a scroll

Yonder heavens have passed away;
Then the end; beneath His rod

Man's last enemy shall fall:
Hallelujah! Christ in God,

God in Christ, is All in All.

2 Mindful of Thy chosen race,

Shorten these vindictive days;
Hear us now, and save Thine own,
Who for full redemption groan:
Now destroy the Man of Sin,
Now Thine ancient flock bring in,
Filled with righteousness divine ;
Claim a ransomed world for Thine!

3 Plant Thy heavenly kingdom here;

Glorious in Thy saints appear;
Speak the sacred number sealed,
Speak the mystery revealed :
Take to Thee Thy royal power;
Reign! when sin shall be no more;
Reign! when death no more shall be;
Reign to all eternity!

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Song of Simeon. 1 'Tis enough; the hour is come; Lift their eyes, and from afar Now within the silent tomb

Hail the light of Jacob's Star, Let this mortal frame decay,

Waiting till the promised ray Mingled with its kindred clay;

Turn their darkness into day. Since Thy mercies, oft of old By Thy chosen seers foretold, 3 Sun of Righteousness, to Thee, Faithful now and steadfast prove, Lo, the nations bend the knee; God of truth, and God of love!

And the realms of distant kings

Own the healing of Thy wings ! 2 Since at length my weary eye

See the beams, intensely shed, Sees the Day-Spring from on high! Shine on Zion's favored head! Those whom death had overspread Never may they hence remove, With his dark and dreary shade,

God of truth, and God of love !

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1 A Few more years shall roll,

A few more seasons come,
And we shall be with those that rest

Asleep within the tomb:
Then, O my Lord, prepare

My soul for that great day;
Oh, wash me in Thy precious blood,

And take my sins away!
2 A few more storms shall beat

On this wild, rocky shore;
And we shall be where tempests cease,

swell no more :
Then, O my Lord, prepare

My soul for that calm day;
Oh, wash me in Thy precious blood,

And take my sins away!

3 A few more struggles here,

A few more partings o'er,
A few more toils, a few more tears,

And we shall weep no more:
Then, O my Lord, prepare

My soul for that blest day;
Oh, wash me in Thy precious blood,

And take my sins away! 4 'Tis but a little while

And He shall come again,
Who died that we might live, who lives

That we with Him may reign :
Then, O my Lord, prepare

My soul for that glad day;
Oh, wash me in Thy precious blood,

And take my sins away!

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