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THE PRECIOUS BLOOD!

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1 O Jesus, sweet the tears I shed,

While at thy cross I kneel,
Gaze on thy wounded, fainting head,

And all thy sorrows feel.-Cho.
2 I know this cleansing blood of thine

Was shed, dear Lord, for me : For me, for all,- grace divine !

Who look by faith on thee.-Cho.

3 O Christ of God, O spotless Lamb,

By love my soul is drawn ;
Henceforth, forever, thine I am ;

Here life and peace are born.-Cho. 4 In patient hope the cross I'll bear,

Thine arm shall be my stay ;
And thou, enthroned, my soul shalt spare,

On thy great judgment-day.-Cho.

R. PALMER.

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I. WATTS.

1 Welcome, thou Victor in the strife, 4 Salvation and immortal praise Welcome from out the cave!

To our victorious King! To-day we triumph in thy life

Let heaven and earth, and rocks and seas, Around thine empty grave.

With glad hosannas ring: 2 Our enemy is put to shame,

275 His short-lived triumph o'er ;

1 Again the Lord of life and light Our God is with us, we exclaim,

Awakes the kindling ray ; We fear our foe no more.

Unseals the eyelids of the morn, 3 Fearless we lay us in the tomb,

And pours increasing day. And sleep the night away,

2 O what a night was that, which wrapt If thou art there to break the gloom, The heathen world in gloom ! And call us back to day.

O what a sun, which broke, this day,

Triumphant from the tomb ! 4 We trust in thee ; O help us live Henceforth to thee aright!

3 This day be grateful homage paid, The blessings thou hast died to give

And loud hosannas sung ;
Be daily in our sight.

Let gladness dwell in every heart,
And praise on every tongue.

A. L. BARBAULD. 274

276 1 In the cold prison of a tomb

1 Awake, glad soul! awake! awake! The great Redeemer lay,

Thy Lord has risen long, Till the revolving skies had brought

Go to his grave, and with thee take The third, th’appointed day.

Both tuneful heart and song. 2 Hell and the grave combined their force 2 Then wake, glad heart! awake! awake! To hold our Lord, in vain ;

And seek thy risen Lord,
The sleeping conqueror arose,

Joy in his resurrection take,
And burst their feeble chain.

And comfort in his word. 3 To thy great name, almighty Lord, 3 And let thy life, through all its ways, These sacred hours we pay,

One long thanksgiving be, And loud hosannas shall proclaim

Its theme of joy, its song of praise – The triumph of the day.

Christ died, and rose for me.

J. S. B. MONSELL.

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1 Our Lord is risen from the dead, 4 Though in the dust I lay my head, Our Jesus is gone up on high ;

Yet, gracious God! thou wilt not leave The powers of hell are captive led — My flesh forever with the dead,

Dragged to the portals of the sky. Nor lose thy children in the grave. 2 There his triumphal chariot waits,

279 And angels chant the solemn lay;

1 Lord, when thou didst ascend on high, Lift up your heads, ye heavenly gates,

Ten thousand angels filled the sky : Ye everlasting doors give way!

Those heavenly guards around thee wait, 3 Loose all your bars of massy light, Like chariots that attend thy state.

And wide unfold th'ethereal scene; 2 Not Sinai's mountain could appear He claims these mansions as his right,

More glorious when the Lord was there, Receive the King of glory in!

While he pronounced his dreadful law 4 Who is the King of glory? who?

And struck the chosen tribes with awe. The Lord, that all our foes o'ercame ; 3 Raised by his father to the throne, The world, sin, death and hell o'erthrew,

He sent the promised Spirit down, And Jesus is the Conqueror's name! With gifts and grace for rebel men, 278

That God might dwell on earth again.

I. WATTS. 1 When I the holy grave survey,

280 Where once my Saviour deigned to lie, 1 A hymn of glory let us sing ; [ring ; I see fulfilled what prophets say,

New songs throughout the world shall And all the power of death defy.

By a new way none ever trod, 2 This empty tomb shall now proclaim Christ mounteth to the throne of God.

How weak the bands of conquered 2 Th’apostles on the mountain stand, death :

The mystic mount, in Holy Land; Sweet pledge, that all who trust his name They, with the virgin mother, see

Shall rise, and draw immortal breath. Jesus ascend in majesty. 3 Jesus, once numbered with the dead, 3 The angels say to the eleven :

Unseals his eyes to sleep no more ; “Why stand ye gazing into heaven? And ever lives their cause to plead, This is the Saviour,- this is he! For whom the pains of death he bore. Jesus hath triumphed gloriously!"

C. WESLEY.

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3 God has promised, Christ prepares it, 1 Sing with all the sons of glory,

There on high our welcome waits ; Sing the resurrection song!

Every humble spirit shares it, Death and sorrow, earth's dark story,

Christ has passed the heav'nly gates To the former days belong. Cho.

Cho. 2 O what glory, far exceeding

4 Life eternal! heaven rejoices, All that eye has yet perceived !

Jesus lives who once was dead ; Holiest hearts for ages pleading,

Join, O man, the deathless voices, Never that full joy conceived. Cho. Child of God, lift up thy head! Cho

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1 Mary to the Saviour's tomb

Hasted at the early dawn;
Spice she brought, and sweet perfume ;

ll: But the Lord she loved had gone. : || 2 For a while she lingering stood,

Filled with sorrow and surprise ; Trembling, while a crystal flood

11: Issued from her weeping eyes. :|| 3 But her sorrows quickly fied

When she heard his welcome voice ; Christ had risen from the dead ;

11: Now he bids her heart rejoice. :|| 4 What a change his word can make,

Turning darkness into day!
Ye who weep for Jesus' sake,
11: He will wipe your tears away. :||

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1 Sing, O heavens! O earth! rejoice ;

Angel harp, and human voice!

Round him, as he rises, raise 11: Your ascending Saviour's praise. :|| 2 Bruised is the serpent's head :

Hell is vanquished, death is dead ;

And to Christ, gone up on high, 1: Captive is captivity. : il 3 All his work and warfare done,

He into his heaven is gone ;

And, upon his Father's throne, ll: Now is pleading for his own. :||

J. S. B. MONSELL.

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1 He is gone! a cloud of light

Hath received him from our sight;

Gone to heaven, where mortal eye || : Cannot reach the radiant sky. : || 2 Through the veil of time and space

Passed into the holiest place ;

All his toil and sorrow done, ll: All the battle fought and won. :|| 3 He is gone! towards their goal

World and church must onward roll :

Far behind we leave the past ; 11: Forward are our glances cast. : || 4 He is gone! but we once more

Shall behold him as before ;

In the heaven of heavens the same, ll: As on earth he went and came. ://

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