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4 The seeds which piety and love

Have scattered here below,
In the fair, fertile fields above,

To ample harvests grow.

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C. M.

DODDRINGE. The near Approach of Salvation. 1 AWAKE, ye saints, and raise your eyes,

And raise your voices high;
Awake, and praise that sovereign love,

That shows salvation nigh.
2 On all the wings of time it flies;

Each moment brings it near ; Then welcome, each declining day;

Welcome, each closing year.
3 Not many years their round shall run,

Nor many mornings rise,
Ere all its glories stand revealed

To our admiring eyes.
4 Ye wheels of nature, speed your course;

Ye mortal powers, decay;
Fast as ye bring the night of death,

Ye bring eternal day.

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C. M.

Watts.
The Hope of Heaven a Support under Trials.
1 WHEN I can read my title clear

To mansions in the skies,
I bid farewell to every fear,

And wipe my weeping eyes.

2 Let cares like a wild deluge come,

And storms of sorrow fall,
May I but safely reach my home,

My God, my heaven, my all, —
3 There shall I bathe my weary soul

In seas of heavenly rest,
And not a wave of trouble roll

Across my peaceful breast.

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C. M.

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?"
2 From torturing pains to endless joys

On fiery wheels they rode,
And strangely washed their raiment white

In Jesus' dying blood.
3 Now they approach a spotless God,

And bow before his throne ;
Their warbling harps and sacred songs

Adore the Holy One.
4 Tormenting thirst shall leave their souls,

And hunger fly as fast;
The fruit of life's immortal tree

Shall be their sweet repast.
5 The Lamb shall lead his heavenly flock

Where living fountains rise, And love divine shall wipe away

The sorrows of their eyes.

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L. M.

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;
Worthy art thou alone,” they cry,

“ 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!”

BOOK V.

TIMES, AND SEASONS, AND

OCCASIONS,

SECTION I.

(p. 423.)

PUBLIC OCCASIONS.

SECTION II.

(p. 524.)

PRIVATE OCCASIONS AND CIRCUMSTANCES.

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