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Hallelujah! 1 HARK! the voice of love and mercy Came in deep humility. Sounds aloud from Calvary ;

2 Jesus comes again in mercy, See ! it rends the rocks asunder,

When our hearts are bowed with care ; Shakes the earth, and veils the sky: Jesus comes again in answer “It is finished !"

To our earnest, heartfelt prayer; • Hear the dying Saviour cry.

Hallelujah! 2. “It is finished !"-oh, what pleasure

Comes to save us from despair. Do these precious words afford ! 3 Jesus comes to souls rejoicing, Heavenly blessings, without measure, 1 Bringing news of sin forgiven; Flow to us from Christ the Lord : Jesus comes in sounds of gladness, “It is finished !"

Lifting up our souls to heaven; Saints, the dying words record.

Hallelujah! 3 Tune your harps anew, ye seraphs,

Now the gate of death is riven. Join to sing the pleasing theme: 4 Jesus comes in joy and sorrow, All on earth and all in heaven,

Shares alike our hopes and fears; Join to praise Immanuel's name! Jesus comes whate'er befalls us, Hallelujah!

Glads our hearts and dries our tears, Glory to the bleeding Lamb !

Hallelujah!

Cheering e'en our failing years. 161

5 Jesus comes on clouds, triumphant, 1 JESUS came, the heavens adoring,

When the heavens shall pass away; Came with peace from realms on Jesus comes again in glory; high;

Let us then our homage pay: Jesus came for man's redemption

Hallelujah! Lowly came on earth to die ;

Sing we“ till the break of day.”

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1 BOUND upon the accurséd tree, 13 Bound upon the accurséd tree,
Faint and bleeding, who is He?

Sad and dying, who is He?
By the eyes so pale and dim,

By the last and bitter cry, Streaming blood and writhing limb, The ghost given up in agony; By the flesh with scourges torn,

By the lifeless body laid By the crown of twisted thorn,

In the chamber of the dead; By the side so deeply pierced,

By the mourners come to weep By the baffled, burning thirst,

Where the bones of Jesus sleep ; By the drooping, death-dewed brow; Crucified ! we know Thee now;

Son of Man! 'tis Thou ! 'tis Thou ! Son of Man, 'tis Thou ! 'tis Thou ! 2 Bound upon the accurséd tree, 14 Bound upon the accurséd tree, Dread and awful, who is He?

Dread and awful, who is He ? By the sun at noonday pale,

By the prayer for them that slew, Shivering rocks and rending veil, “Lord ! they know not what they do!" By earth that trembles at His doom, By the spoiled and empty grave, By yonder saints that burst their tomb, By the souls He died to save, By Eden, promised ere He died

By the conquest He hath won, To the felon at His side;

By the saints before His throne, Lord! our suppliant knees we bow; By the rainbow round His brow; Son of God, 'tis Thou! 'tis Thou! i Son of God, 'tis Thou! 'tis Thou !

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163 (In ordinary use.)

13 Dear dying Lamb, Thy precious blood

Shall never lose its power, 1 THERE is a fountain filled with blood

Till all the ransomed Church of God Drawn from Immanuel's veins ;

Be saved, to sin no more.
And sinners, plunged beneath that flood,
Lose all their guilty stains.

4 E'er since, by faith, I saw the stream

Thy flowing wounds supply, 2 The dying thief rejoiced to see

Redeeming love has been my theme,
That fountain in his day;

And shall be till I die.
And there may I, though vile as he,
Wash all my sins away.

5 Then in a nobler, sweeter song,

I'll sing Thy power to save, 3 Dear dying Lamb, Thy precious blood

When this poor lisping, stammering Shall never lose its power,

tongue Till all the ransomed Church of God

Lies silent in the grave.
Be saved, to sin no more.

6 Lord, I believe Thou hast prepared, 4 E’er since, by faith, I saw the stream

Unworthy though I be,
Thy flowing wounds supply,

For me a blood-bought free reward, Redeeming love has been my theme,

A golden harp for me : And shall be till I die. 5 Then in a nobler, sweeter song,

7 'Tis strung, and tuned for endless years,

And formed by power divine,
I'll sing Thy power to save,

To sound in God the Father's ears
When this poor lisping, stammering
tongue

No other name but Thine. Lies silent in the grave.

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1 My dying Saviour and my God, 1 There is a fountain filled with blood I Fountain for guilt and sin,

Drawn from Immanuel's veins; Sprinkle me ever with Thy blood, And sinners plunged beneath that flood, And cleanse, and keep me clean. Lose all their guilty stains.

2 Wash me, and make me thus Thine ' 2 The dying thief rejoiced to see

own; That fountain in his day ;

Wash me, and mine Thou art ! And there have I, as vile as he,

Wash me, but not my feet alone ; Washed all my sins away.

My hands, my head, my heart !

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I RESTING from His work to-day,

In the tomb the Saviour lay ;
Still He slept, from head to feet
Shrouded in the winding sheet,
Lying in the rock alone,

Hidden by the sealéd stone. 2 Late at even there was seen

Watching long the Magdalene ;
Early, ere the break of day,
Sorrowful she took her way
To the holy garden glade,
Where her buried Lord was laid.
3 So with Thee, till life shall end,

I would solemn vigil spend ;
Let me hew Thee, Lord, a shrine
In this rocky heart of mine,
Where in pure embalméd cell

None but Thee may ever dwell. 4 Myrrh and spices will I bring,

True affection's offering;
Close the door from sight and sound
Of the busy world around ;
And in patient watch remain
Till my Lord appear again.

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I ALL is over! pain and sorrow,

Human taunts and fiendish spite ;
Death shall be despoiled to-morrow

Of the prey he grasps to-night;
Yet, to seal the Victim's doom,

Christ must sleep within the tomb. 2 Fierce and deadly was the anguish,

Which on yonder cross He bore;
How did soul and body languish,

Till the toil of death was o'er !
But that toil, so fierce and dread,

Bruised and crushed the serpent's head. 3 Close and still the cave that holds Him,

While in brief repose He lies;
Deep the slumber that enfolds Him,

Veiled awhile from mortal eyes;
Slumber such as needs must be

After hard-won victory. 4 Now to-night, with plaintive voicing,

Chant His requiem soft and low; | Loftier strains of loud rejoicing

From to-morrow's harps shall flow;
Heaviness endures with night,
Joy is born with morning light.

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I Our sins, our sorrows, Lord, were laid on Thee;

Thy stripes have healed, Thy bonds have set us free;
And now Thy toil is o'er ; Thy grief and pain
Have passed away; the veil is rent in twain.

2 Now hast Thou laid Thee down in perfect peace

Where all the wicked from their troubling cease,
Thy tranquil Sabbath in the grave to keep:
Thy Father giveth His Belovéd sleep.

3 Yet in Thy glory, on the throne above,

Thou wast abiding ever, Love of Love,
Eternal, filling all created things
With Thine own presence, Jesus, King of kings!

4. E'en now our place is with Thee on the throne,

For Thou abidest ever with Thine own;
Yet in the tomb with Thee, we watch for day;
Oh, let Thine angel roll the stone away!

5 Oh, by Thy life within us, set us free!

Reveal the glory that is hid with Thee !
Glory to God the Father, God the Son,
And God the Holy Spirit, ever One.

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