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But the mild rays of Paradise beamed on thy waking,
And the sound which thou heardst was the seraphim's song. 4 Thou art gone to the grave—but we will not deplore thee,
Since God was thy ransom.thy guardian, thy guide;
He gave thee, He took thee, and He will restore thee;
And death has no sting, for the Saviour hath died.
1 TJARK! a thrilling voice is sounding;
"Cast away the dreams of darkness,
2 Wakened by the solemn warning,
Let the earth-bound soul arise;
3 Lo! the Lamb, so long expected,
Comes with pardon down from heaven;
4 That when next He comes with glory,
And the world is wrapped in fear,
5 Honour, glory, might, and blessing
To the Father and the Son,
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1 T IGHT of the lonely pilgrim's heart,
Arise, and with Thy morning beams
2 Come, blessed Lord! Let every shore,
And answering island sing
„ 3 Bid the whole earth, responsive now
4 Jesus, Thy fair creation groans,
The air, the earth, the sea,
In unison with all our hearts,
And calls aloud for Thee.
5 Thine was the cross, with all its fruits
Of grace and peace Divine:
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1 TO! He comes with clouds descending, Jj Once for favoured sinners slain, Thousand thousand saints attending
Swell the triumph of His train:
2 Every eye shall now behold Him
Those who set at nought and sold Him,
3 They who loved Him, and expected,
Now His joy and glory share;
4 Yea, amen! let all adore Thee,
High on Thine eternal throne;
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1 TTTHEN Christ came down on earth of old,
YV He took our nature poor and low,
2 But when He hither comes once more,
3 O Son of God, in glory crowned,
The Judge ordained of quick and dead!
4 Be with us in that awful hour,
And by Thy crown, and by Thy grave,
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1 A NGELS, from the realms of glory J\ Wing your flight o'er all the earth! Ye who sang creation's story,
Now proclaim Messiah's birth!
2 Shepherds, in the field abiding,
Watching o'er your flocks by night!
Yonder shines the Infant-light.
3 Sages, leave your contemplations;
Brighter visions beam afar:
Ye have seen His natal star:
4 Saints, before the altar bending,
Watching long in hope and fear!
In His temple shall appear:
5 Sinners, wrung with true repentance,
Doomed for guilt to endless pains,
Mercy calls you—break your chains!
1 /CHRISTIANS, awake, salute the happy morn, \J Whereon the Saviour of mankind was born; Rise to adore the mystery of love,
Which hosts of angels chanted from above;
2 Then to the watchful shepherds it was told, Who heard the angelic herald's voice: "Behold,
I bring good tidings of a Saviour's birth
3 He spake; and straightway the celestial choir
4 To Bethlehem straight the enlightened shep
herds ran, To see the wonders God had wrought for man: Then to their flocks, still praising God, return, And their glad hearts with holy rapture burn: To all the joyful tidings they proclaim, The first apostles of the Saviour's name.
5 Oh! may we keep and ponder in our mind God's wondrous love in saving lost mankind; Trace we the Babe, who hath retrieved our loss, From the poor manger to the bitter cross; Tread in His steps, assisted by His grace,
Till man's first heavenly state again takes place.