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1 See that pilgrim—lowly bending ;
Hear his prayer to heav'n ascending;
From his lips in mournful strain :
"Jesus, come! oh, come to reign !" 2 Christian, cheer thee-land is nearing,
Still be hopeful—nothing fearing ;
You'll behold the Lamb once slain,
so I have come on earth to reign."
When thou wilt again appear;
Stay thee in thy coming here.
Patience now becomes thy saints ;
Faith should silence all complaints. 2 Coming judgments round us darken,
Human hearts may fail or fear;
“Your redemption draweth near.” Make each waiting child obedient,
Stay our anxious hearts on this :
Surely thy return is bliss.
Son of God, thy peo-ple's shield, Must we still thine ab - sence 1.
Let thy prom-ise be ful-filled ; Thou hast said, “I will
1 Son of God, thy people's shield,
Still we for redemption wait,
He will break the prison-gate,
And admit us to our homes.
ANON. Quickly bring thy morning light:
32 Then will cease the constant tear, Hope be turned to joyful sight. 1 To the kingdom promised long,
With his shining angel throng, 2 As a woman counts the days
Righteous vengeance to fulfill,
Recompense for good and ill,
prays, Adam's race from dust to call, So the church must long for thee. Lo, he cometh, Judge of all! Come that we may see thee nigh,
Adam's race from dust to call, Then thy sheep shall feed in peace ; Lo, he cometh, Judge of all! Hush forever trouble's sigh, Sin and sorrow's triumphs cease. 2 He shall speak, and earth shall hear;
Rending rocks shall quake with fear,
And the waking dead shall come 31
From the silence of the tomb. 1 Darkness overspreads us here,
Shaken heavens and shattered earth But the night wears fast away ;
Then shall rise to second birth ; Jacob's star will soon appear,
Shaken heavens and shattered earth Harbinger of endless day;
Then shall rise to second birth. Now 'tis time to rouse from sleep,
Trim our lamps, and stand prepared, 3 Earth is fleeing, fleeing fast, For our Lord strict watch to keep,
And its beauty fades at last; Lest he find us off our guard.
O beloved, then, awake,
Bonds of carnal slumber break; 2 Though already saved by grace
Wake, beloved, watch and pray, From the hour we first believed,
While remains one hour of day! Yet, while sin and war have place, Wake, beloved, watch and pray, We are but in part relieved ;
While remains one hour of day!
Arr. by F. A. BLACKMER.
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Sav - iour de - scend-ing will come with all pow - er,
trump of Je-ho - vah will sound thro’ the air; And ter - ri - fied millions will
wail in their anguish, Their hearts fail with terror, and sink in de - spair.
1 The day of our God in its grandeur is coming,
Time's record is closing, the judgment is near;
Will reap the dread harvest-Death's sickle they bear.
The trump of Jehovah will sound through the air ;
Their hearts fail with terror, and sink in despair.
The “wise" see its peril, and look for the end ;
Expecting the Bridegroom will soon her defend.
And put on the robe which her Lover will bring ;
At the coronation of Jesus, her King.
Appointed to Jesus, our Saviour and Lord ;
And dwell in his presence, their glorious reward.
Whose walls are of jasper, whose streets are of gold;
We're watching and longing thy face to behold !
A. A. HOYT.
Hark! the song of ju - bi - lee; Loud as mighty thun - ders roar, 1.
Or the full - ness of the sea, When it breaks up-on the shore : S D.C. Hal - le - lu - jah! let the word Ech- o round the earth and main.
1 Hark! the song of jubilee ;
Jesus comes to break the chain, Loud as mighty thunders roar,
Lord of living and of dead; Or the fullness of the sea,
Christ the Conqueror comes to reign, When it breaks upon the shore :
He shall bruise the serpent's head.
2 Captives long by Satan bound,
bonds away. Hallelujah! let the word
See the King with glory crowned, Echo round the earth and main.
Ushers in redemption's day. 2 Hallelujah!-hark! the sound,
He can burst your galling chains, From the center to the skies,
He can set each captive free; Wakes above, beneath, around,
He can cleanse sin's foulest stains ; All creation's harmonies :
He can give you liberty.
1 Come, Desire of nations, come!
Hasten, Lord, the general doom !
Hear the Spirit and the bride, 3 He shall reign from pole to pole
Come and take us to thy side. With illimitable sway ;
Thou, who hast our place prepared, He shall reign, when, like a scroll, Make us meet for our reward ; Yonder heavens have passed away :
Then with all thy saints descend ; Then the end ;-beneath his rod
Then our earthly trials end. Man's last enemy shall fall;
2 Plant thy heavenly kingdom here, Hallelujah! Christ in God,
Glorious in thy saints appear ; God in Christ, is all in all.
Speak the sacred number sealed,
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Speak the mystery revealed.
Take to thee thy royal power, 1 Ye whose harps, untuned so long,
Reign, when sin shall be no more ; Have by Babel's waters hung, Wake aloud the joyful song,
Reign, when death no more shall be,
Reign to all eternity. Join the chorus every tongue :