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409 Hosanngis 6. othe Son of David.


4 Hark, those bursts of acclamation !

Hark, those loud triumphant chords !
Matt. xxi. 9.

Jesus takes the highest station :
TOSANNA to the King

O what joy the sight affords !
Of David's ancient blood !

Crown Him, crown Him,
Behold He comes to bring.

King of kings, and Lord of lords !
Forgiving grace from God :
Let old and young attend His way,


SCOTT. And at His feet their honours lay.


He shall reign for ever and ever.

Rev. xi. 15. % Glory to God on high !

1 Salvation to the Lamb!

The wondrous things foretold
Let earth and sea and sky,

Of Thee, in sacred writ,
His wondrous love proclaim:
Upon His head shall honours rest,

With joy our eyes behold:

Still does Thine arm new trophies wear, And every age pronounce Him blest. And monuments of glory rear.

2 To Thee the hoary head

KELLY. Its silver honours pays;
If we suffer, we shall reion with Him. To Thee the blooming youth
2 Tim. ii. 12.

Devotes His brightest days:
head that once was crowned with

And every age their tribute bring,
Is crowned with glory now: [thorns,

And bow to Thee, all-conquering King. A royal diadem adorns

3 O haste, victorious Prince, The mighty Victor's brow.

That glorious, happy day, 2 The highest place that heaven affords

When souls, like drops of dew, Is His by sovereign right:

Shall own Thy gentle sway: The King of kings, and Lord of lords,

O may it bless our longing eyes, He reigns in glory bright.

And bear our shouts beyond the skies.

4 3 The joy of all who dwell above,

All hail, triumphant Lord !

Eternal be Thy reign :
The joy of all below

Behold! the nations gue
To whom He manifests His love,
And grants His name to know

To wear Thy gentle chain:

When earth and time are known no more, 4 To them the cross, with all its shame,

Thy throne shall stand for ever gure. With all its grace, is given;


BRIDGES. Their name an everlasting name,

On His head were many crowns. Their joy the joy of heaven.

Rev. xix. 12. 5 They suffer with their Lord below

1 They reign with Him above;

The Lamb upon His throne; Their profit and their joy, to know

Hark ! how the heavenly anthem drowns The mystery of His love.

All music but its own.
2 Awake, my soul, and sing

Of Him who died for thee;

W& see Jesus crowned with glory.

And hail Him as thy matchless King,
Heb. ii. 9.

Through all eternity. 1 OOK, ye saints, the sight is glorious :

3 Crown Him the Lord of love : See the Man of Sorrows now,

Behold His hands and side, From the fight returned victorious :

Rich wounds, yet visible above, Every knee to Him shall bow.

In beauty glorified. Crown Him, crown Him:

4 Crown Him the Lord of heaven, Crowns become the Victor's brow.

One with the Father known; 2 Crown the Saviour, angels! crown Him:

And the blest Spirit through Him given, Rich the trophies Jesus brings;

Exalt Him to His throne. In the seat of power enthrone Him,

5 All bail ! Redeemer, hail ! While the vault of heaven rings.

For Thou hast died for me; Crown Him, crown Him:

Thy praise shall never, never fail Crown the Saviour, King of kings !

Throughout eternity.

PERRONETT. 3 Sinners in derision crowned Him, Mocking thus the Saviour's

claim; Saints and angels crowd around Him,


’ name ! Own His title, praise His name.

Let angels prostrate fall. Crown Him, crown Him

Bring forth the royal diadem, Spread abroad the Victor's fame.

And crown Him Lord of all.




414 He is Lord of ail.-Acts 2. 36.

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2 Crown Him, ye martyrs of your God,

For us, He bore the weight of woe, Who from His altar call:

For us, He gave His blood to flow, Extol the stem of Jesse's rod,

And met His Father's ar.ger.
And crown Him Lord of all.

3 The Lord of love, the Lord of might, 3 Ye saints redeemed of Adam's race,

The King of all created,
Ye ransomed from the fall;

Shall back return to claim His right, Hail Him who saves you by His graco,

On clouds of glory seated;
And crown Him Lord of all.

With trumpet-sound and angel-song, 4 Sinners, whose love can ne'er forget

And hallelujahs loud and long,
The wormwood and the gall,

O'er death and hell defeated.
Go spread your trophies at His feet,

L.M. And crown Him Lord of all.

HEBER 5 Let every kindred, every tribe On this terrestrial ball,

from heaven.--2 Thess. i. 7. To Him all majesty aseribe,

THE Lord shall come ! the earth shall And crown Him Lord of all.

quake;. 6 O that with yonder sacred throng,

The mountains to their centre shake; We at His feet may fall,

And, withering from the vault of night

, Join in the everlasting song,

The stars withdraw their feeble light. And crown Him Lord of all !

2 The Lord shall come ! but not the same L.M.

As once in lowliness He came,415

He hath made us kings and priests

A silent Lamb before His foes,
unto God.-Rev. i. 6.

A weary man, and full of woes. 1 , Tow to the Lord that makes us know

3 The Lord shall come ! a glorious form,

With wreath of flame and robe of storm, Be humble honours paid below,

On cherub wings, and wings of wind, And strains of nobler praise above.

Appointed Judge of all mankind. 2 'Twas He that cleansed us from our sins,

4 Can this be He, once wont to stray, And washed us in His precious blood;

A Pilgrim on the world's highway, 'Tis He that makes us priests and kings,

Oppressed by power, and mocked by pride, And brings us rebels near to God.

The Nazarene, -The Crucified ? 8 To Jesus, our atoning Priest, To Jesus, our exalted King,

5 While sinners, in despair, shall call, Be everlasting power confessed,

Rocks, hide us; mountains, on us fall! And every tongue His glory sing.

The saints, ascending from the tomb;

Shall joyful sing, The Lord is come! 4 Behold on flying clouds He comes, And every eye shall see Him move: 418

87,87,47. Though with our sins we pierced Him

Behold, He cometh with clouds. once,

Rev. 1. 7. Then He displays His pardoning love. 5 The unbelieving world shall wail,


0! He comes with clouds descending, While we rejoice to see the day:


Thousand thousand saints attending, Come, Lord; por let Thy promise fail,

Swell the triumph of His train :
Nor let Thy chariot long delay.

Jesus comes and comes to reign.

2 Every eye shall then behold Him, HIS SECOND ADVENT, AND THE

Robed in dreadful majesty;

Those who set at nought and sold Him, 416


Pierced and nailed Him to the tree,
The Son of man coming in the clouds

Deeply wailing,
of heaven.-Matt. xxiv. 30.

Shall the true Messiah see.

3 Every island, sea, and mountain,
Gave forth His voice of thunder ;

Heaven and earth shall flee away;
And Israel lay on earth below,

All who hate Him must,

confounded, Outstretched in fear and wonder ;

Hear the summons of that day :Beneath His feet was pitchy night,

Come to judgment, And at His left hand, and His right,

Come to judgment, come away! The rocks were rent asunder.

4 Now redemption, long expected, 2 The Lord of love, on Calvary,

See, in solemn pomp, appear; A meek and suffering stranger,

All His saints, by man rejected, Upraised to heaven His languid eye,

Now shall meet Him in the air: In nature's hour of danger;

Hallelujah! 92

See the day of God appear.




Yvirgin souls, arise


3 Yea, Amen ; let all adore Thee,

9 Thou lovely Chief of all my joys, High on Thine eternal throne:

Thou Sovereign of my heart,
Saviour, take the power and glory,

How could I bear to hear Thy voice
Make Thy righteous sentence known. Pronounce the sound-Depart?

O come quickly,
Claim the kingdom for Thine own.

30 wretched state of deep despair,

To see my God remove,

NEWTON. And fix my doleful station where
The judgment of the great day.

I must not taste His love!
Jude 6.
D41 of judgment, day of wonders !

4 Jesus, to Thy kind arms I flee,
Hark! the trumpet's awful sound,

And hang upon Thy breast
Louder than a thousand thunders,

Without a gracious smile from Thee,
Shakes the vast creation round;

My spirit

cannot rest. How the summons Will the sinner's heart confound !

8 O tell me that my worthless name

Is graven on Thy hands 2 See the Judge, our nature wearing,

Show me some promise in Thy book,
Clothed in majesty divine;

Where my salvation stands.
Ye who long for His appearing,
Then shall say, This God is mine:


C. WESLEY. Gracious Saviour,

422 Own me in that day for Thine.

Behold, the Bridegroom cometh.

Matt. xxv. 6. 3 At His call the dead awaken,

1 Rise to life from earth and sea; All the powers of nature shaken

With all the dead, awake;
By His look prepare to flee;

Unto salvation wise,
Careless sinner,

Oil in your vessels take:
What will then
become of thee

Upstarting at the midnight cry, 4 But to those who have confessed,

Behold the heavenly Bridegroom nigh. Loved and served the Lord below,

He comes, He comes to call He will say,Come near, ye blessed,

The nations to His bar,
See the kingdom I bestow :

And raise to glory all
You for ever

Who meet for glory are :
Shall My love and glory know.

Made ready for your full reward;

Go forth with joy to meet your Lord. 420

87,87,887. RINGWALD AND COLLYER. And I saw a great white throne, and

3 Go, meet Him in the sky, Him that sat on it.-Rev. xx. 11.

Your everlasting Friend: 1 GREAT God, what do I see and hear?

Your Head to glorify,

With all His saints ascend: Behold the Judge of man appear,

Ye pure in heart, obtain the grace On clouds of glory seated !

To see without a veil His face. The trumpet sounds, the

graves restore The dead which they contained before;

4 The everlasting doors Prepare, my soul, to meet Him.

Shall soon the saints receive, 2 The dead in Christ shall first arise,

Above yon angel-powers,

In glorious joy to live,
At the last trumpet's sounding;
Caught up to meet Him in the skies,

Far from a world of grief and sin,

With God eternally shut in.
With joy their Lord surrounding :
No gloomy fears their souls dismay ;

5 Then let us wait to hear
His presence
sheds eternal day

The trumpet's welcome sound: On those prepared to meet Him.

To see our Lord appear, 3 Great God, what do I see and hear?

Watching, let us be found, The end of things crcated :

With lamps well trimmed; then joyful Behold the Judge of man appear,

And meet our Saviour in the skies. [rise, On clouds of glory seated! Low at His cross I view the day When heaven and earth shall pass away,

423 The sheeps His right hand.
And thus prepare to meet Him.

Matt. xxv. 33.


1 HEN Thou, my righteous Judge,

shalt come
The judgment-seat of Christ.
Rom. xiv. 10.

To fetch Thy ransomed people home im

Shall I among them stand?
The appointed hour makes haste,

Shall such a worthless worm as I,
When I must stand before my Judge,

Who sometimes am afraid to die,
And pass the solemn test.

Be found at Thy right hand ?




2 I love to meet among them now,
Before Thy gracious feet to bow,

Though vilest of them all:
But can I bear the piercing thought,
What ! if my name should be left out,

When Thou for them shalt call ? 3 Prevent it, Saviour, by Thy grace; Be Thou my only hiding-place,

In this the accepted day.
Thy pardoning voice, 0 let me hear,
To still my unbelieving fear;

Nor let me fall, I pray.
4 Among Thy saints let me be found,
Whene'er the archangel's trump shall

And see Thy smiling face: (sound, Then with what rapture shall I sing, While heaven's resounding mansions

With shouts of sovereign grace. [ring

2 Lo ! on a narrow neck of land,

Twixt two unbounded seas I stand,

Secure, insensible;
A point of time, a moment's space,
Removes me to that heavenly place,

Or shuts me up in hell.
3 O God, mine inmost soul convert,
And deeply on my thoughtful heart

Eternal things impress;
Give me to feel their solemn weight,
And tremble on the brink of fate,

And wake to righteousness.
4 Before me place, in dread array,
The pomp of that tremendous day,

When I'hou with clouds shalt come
To judge the nations at Thy bar;
And tell me, Lord, shall I be there

To meet a joyful' doom?
5 Be this my one great business here,
With serious industry and fear,

Eternal bliss to ensure;
Thine utmost counsel to fulfil,
And suffer all Thy righteous will,

And to the end endure.
6 Then, Saviour, then my soul receive,
Transported from this vale, to live

And reign with Thee above;
Where faith is sweetly lost in sight,
And hope in full, supreme delight,

And everlasting love.

886,886. 424

The Son of man coming in the

clouds.-Mark xiii. 26. 1

To Thee, against myself, to Thee,
A worm of earth, I cry;
A half-awakened child of man,
An heir of endless bliss or pain,

A sinner, born to die.

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426 425 The Spirit gave them utterance.


The promise of the Father.-Acts i. 4.

Acts ii. 4.

NTHRONED on High, Almighty

Lord, i GREAT was the day, the joy was great,

The Holy Ghost send down;

Fulfil in us Thy faithful word, Whilst on their heads the Spirit came,

And all Thy mercies crown. And sat like tongues of cloven flame. 2. What gifts, what miracles He gave,

2 Though on our heads no tongues of fire And power to kill, and power to save !

Their wondrous powers impart, Furnished their tongues with wondrous


Saviour, what we more desire, words,

Thy Spirit in our heart. Instead

of shields and spears and swords. 3 Spirit of life and light and love 3 These weapons of the holy war,

Thy heavenly influence give;
Of what almighty force they are
To make our stubborn passions bow,

Quicken our souls, born from above,

In Christ that we may live. And lay the proudest rebel low. 4 Nations, the learned and the rude,

4 To our benighted minds reveal Are by these heavenly arms subdued

The glories of His grace; While Satan rages at his loss,

And bring us where no clouds conceal And hates the doctrine of the cross.

The brightness of His face. 5 Great King of grace, my heart subdue, I would be led in triumph too,

5 His love within us shed abroad, A willing captive to my Lord,

Life's ever-springing well; And sing the victories of His word.

Till God in us, and we in God, 94

In love eternal dwell.

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4 God, through Himselt, we then shall They were all filled with the Holy If Thou within us sbine, [know, Ghost.-Acts ii. 4.

And sound, with all thy saints below,
ORD God, the Holy Ghost!

The depths of love divine.
In this accepted hour,


WATTS. As on the day of Pentecost,

430 Descend in all Thy power.

The Spirit like a dove descending.

Mark i. 10.
2 We meet with one accord
In our appointed place,

With all Thy quickening powers;
And wait the promise of our Lord,
The Spirit of all grace.

Kindle a flame of sacred love

In these cold hearts of ours. 3 Like mighty, rushing wind Upon the waves beneath,

2 Look how we grovel here below, Move with one impulse every mind;

Fond of these trifling toys;

Our souls can neither fly nor go
One soul, one feeling breathe.

To reach eternal joys.
4 The young, the old inspire
With wisdom from above;

3 In vain we tune our formal songs,

In vain we strive to rise ;
And give us hearts and tongues of fire Hosannas languish on our tongues,
To pray and praise and love.

And our devotion dies.
5 Spirit of light, explore
And chase our gloom away,

4 Dear Lord, and shall we ever live
With lustre shining more and more

At this poor dying rate?
Unto the perfect day.

Our love so faint, so cold to Thee,

And Thine to us so great ? 6 Spirit of truth, be Thou In life and death our Guide.

5 Come, Holy Spirit, heavenly Dove, O Spirit of adoption, now

With all Thy quickening powers; May we be sanctified.

Come, shed abroad a Saviour's love,

And that shall kindle ours.


The Spirit of Christ.–1 Peter i. 11. 431

He shall teach you all things.
ET songs of praises fill the sky

John xiv. 26.

Sends down His Spirit from on high,

TERNAL Spirit I we

And sing the wonders of Thy grace ;
According to His word.

Thy power conveys our blessings down 2 The Spirit, by His heavenly breath,

From God the Father and the Son. New life creates within ; ! He quickens sinners from the death

2 Enlightened by Thine heavenly ray, Of trespasses and sin.

Our shades and darkness turn to day;

Thine inward teachings ipake us know 3 The things of Christ the Spirit takes,

Our danger and our refuge too.
And to our hearts reveals;
Our bodies He His
temple makes,

3 Thy power and glory work within,
And our redemption seals.

And break the chains of reigning sin; 4 Come, Holy Spirit, from above,

Do our imperious lusts subdue,

And form our wretched hearts anew. With Thy celestial fire; Come, and with flames of zeal and love

4 The troubled conscience knows Thy voice; Our hearts and tongues inspire.

Thy cheering words awake our joys;

Thy words allay the stormy wind,

And calm the surges of the mind.
They spake as they were
moved by

BATHURST. the Holy Ghost.--2 Pet. i. 21,

432 The Eternal Spirit.—Heb. ix. 14. 1 Let us Thine influence prove,

Are burst the bands of death,
Source of the old prophetic fire,
Fountain of light and love.

On our cold hearts Thy blessings shower;

Revive them with Thy breath. 2 Come, Holy Ghost, for moved by Thee The prophets wrote and spoke;

2 "Tis Thine to point the heavenly way,

Each rising fear control, Unlock the truth, Thyself the key,

And with a warm, enlivening ray Unseal the sacred book.

To melt the icy soul; 3 Expand Thy wings, celestial Dove,

3 'Tis Thine to cheer us when distressed; Brood o'er our nature's night;

To raise us when we fall; On our disordered spirits move,

To calm the doubting, troubled breast, And let there now be light.

And aid when sinners call;

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