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4 Thy arising, Lord, shall fill

All my thoughts in sorrow's hour;
Thy arising, Lord, shall still

All my dread of death's dark power :
Through my smiles and through my tears,

Still Thy light, O Lord, appears.
5 Let me, Lord, in peace depart

From this evil world to Thee!
Where Thyself sole brightness art,

Thou hast kept a place for me;
In the radiant city there,
Crowns of light Thy saints shall wear.

Miss Winkworth. 1855.

Tr. John Rist. 1855. 143 O Jesu Christe, wahres Licht. L. M. 1 O Christ, our true and only Light,

Illumine those who sit in night;
Let those afar now hear Thy voice,

And in Thy fold with us rejoice.
2 Fill with the radiance of Thy grace

The souls now lost in error's maze,
And all, O Lord, whose secret minds

Some dark delusion hurts and binds.
3 And all who else have strayed from Thee,

O gently seek! Thy healing be
To every wounded conscience given,

And let them also share Thy heaven. 4 0 make the deaf to hear Thy Word,

And teach the dumb to speak, dear Lord,
Who dare not yet the faith avow,

Though secretly they hold it now.
5 Shine on the darkened and the cold,

Recall the wanderers to Thy fold,
Unite those now who walk apart,

Confirm the weak and doubting heart.

6 So they with us may evermore

Such grace with wondering thanks adore,
And endless praise to Thee be given,
By all Thy Church in earth and heaven.

Miss Winkworth. 1858.

Tr. John Hermann. 1630. 144

H.M. 1 Great Father of mankind,

We bless that wondrous grace
Which could for Gentiles find

Within Thy courts a place.
How kind the care For us to raise
Our God displays,

A house of prayer!
2 Though once estrangéd far,

We now approach the throne;
For Jesus brings us near,

And makes our cause His own :
Strangers no more,

And find our home, To Thee we come,

And rest secure.
3 To Thee our souls we join,

And love Thy sacred Name;
No more our own,

but Thine, We triumph in Thy claim. Our Father-King,

Our souls embraco, Thy covenant grace

Thy titles sing.
4 May all the nations throng

To worship in Thy house;
And Thou attend the song,

And smile upon their vows;
Indulgent still,

To join the choir Till earth conspire

On Zion's hill.

Doddridge. 1755. 145

H.M. 1 ARISE, O God, and shine,

In all Thy saving might,
And prosper each design

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To spread Thy glorious light:
Let healing streams of mercy flow,
That all the earth Thy truth may know.
2 Bring distant nations near,

To sing Thy glorious praise ;
Let every people hear

And learn Thy holy ways !
Reign, mighty God, assert Thy cause,
And govern by Thy righteous laws !
3 Put forth Thy glorious power,

That Gentiles all may see,
And earth present her store

In converts born to Thee :
God, our own God, His Church shall bless,
And fill the world with righteousness.
4 To God the only wise,

The one immortal King,
Let hallelujahs rise

From every living thing:
Let all that breathe, on every coast,
Praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost.

Unknown. 1829. a.

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146 The Presentation in the Temple. 8,. 1 In His temple now behold Him,

See the long-expected Lord;
Ancient prophets had foretold Him,

God has now fulfilled His Word.
Now to praise Him, His redeemed

Shall break forth with one accord.
2 In the arms of her who bore Him,

Virgin pure, behold Him lie,
While His aged saints adore Him,

Ere in perfect faith they die.
Hallelujah! Hallelujah!

Lo, the incarnate God most high !

3 Jesus, by Thy Presentation,

Thou who didst for us endure,
Make us see our great salvation,

Seal us with Thy promise sure;
And present us, in Thy glory,
To Thy Father, cleansed and pure,

Unknown. 1857. 147 Herr Jesu, Licht der leiden. S. M. 1 Light of the gentile world !

Thy people's joy and love !
Drawn by Thy Spirit we are come

Thy presence, Lord, to prove.
Within Thy temple walls

We wait with earnest mind,
As Simeon waited long of old,

His Saviour God to find.
2 Thou wilt be found of us,

O Lord, in every place,
Where Thou hast promised faithfully

We should behold Thy face.
Thou yet dost suffer us

Who oft are gathered here,
To bear Thee in the arms of faith,

As once that aged seer.
3 Be Thou our Bliss, our Light,

Shining 'mid pain and loss,
Our Sun of strength in time of fear,

The glory round our cross :
A glow in sinking hearts,

A sunbeam in distress,
Physician, nurse, in sickness' hours,

In death our happiness !
4 O let us, Lord, prevail

With Simeon at the last;
May we take up his dying song
When life is waning fast.

“Let me depart in peace,

Since that mine aged eyes
Have seen the Saviour here on earth,

Have seen His glory rise.” 5 Yes, with the eye of faith

My Jesus I behold;
No foe can rob me of my Lord,

Though fierce his threats and bold.
I dwell within Thy heart,

Thou dost in mine abide;
Not sorrow, pain, nor death itself,
Can tear me from Thy side.

Mi88 Winkworth. 1855.
Tr. John Franck. 1674.

EXAMPLE AND TEACHING OF CHRIST.

148

L. M. 1 My dear Redeemer, and my Lord!

I read my duty in Thy Word:
But in Thy life the law appears

Drawn out in living characters.
2 Such was Thy truth, and such Thy zeal,

Such deference to Thy Father's will,
Such love, and meekness so divine,

I would transcribe and make them mine. 3 Cold mountains and the midnight air

Witnessed the fervor of Thy prayer:
The desert Thy temptations knew,

Thy conflict, and Thy victory too.
4 Be Thou my pattern; make me bear

More of Thy gracious image here.
Then God the Judge shall own my name
Among the followers of the Lamb.

Watts. 1709.

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