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4 The seeds which piety and love
Have scattered here below,
To ample harvests grow.
DODDRINGE. The near Approach of Salvation. 1 AWAKE, ye saints, and raise your eyes,
And raise your voices high;
That shows salvation nigh.
Each moment brings it near ; Then welcome, each declining day;
Welcome, each closing year.
Nor many mornings rise,
To our admiring eyes.
Ye mortal powers, decay;
Ye bring eternal day.
To mansions in the skies,
And wipe my weeping eyes.
2 Let cares like a wild deluge come,
And storms of sorrow fall,
My God, my heaven, my all, —
In seas of heavenly rest,
Across my peaceful breast.
Watts. The Martyrs glorified. 1 "THESE glorious minds, how bright they shine!
Whence all their white array ? How came they to the happy seats
Of everlasting day?"
On fiery wheels they rode,
In Jesus' dying blood.
And bow before his throne ;
Adore the Holy One.
And hunger fly as fast;
Shall be their sweet repast.
Where living fountains rise, And love divine shall wipe away
The sorrows of their eyes.
Watts. A Vision of the Lamb. 1 ALL mortal vanities, be gone,
Nor tempt my eyes nor tire my ears ; Behold, amidst the eternal throne,
A vision of the Lamb appears! 2 Lo, he receives a sealed book
From him that sits upon the throne ! Jesus, my Lord, prevails to look
On dark decrees and things unknown. 3 All the assembling saints around
Fall worshipping before the Lamb, And in new songs of gospel sound
Address their honors to his name. 4 The joy, the shout, the harmony,
Flies o'er the everlasting hills;
“ To read the book, to loose the seals.” 5 Our voices join the heavenly strain,
And with transporting pleasure sing, " Worthy the Lamb, that once was slain,
To be our Teacher and our King!”
TIMES, AND SEASONS, AND
PRIVATE OCCASIONS AND CIRCUMSTANCES.