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2 But, hark ! amid the joyful song
Those happy voices raise,
Unite, and perfect praise.
Our mortal frames decay ;
Must fade, and pass away.
On every heart remain-
Unless we're born again! 333 Happiness of Heaven. 8.7.4. 1 CHILDREN who are gone to glory,
Mingle now their sweetest strains ;
Natures vile, and tempting foes ;
All their upward footsteps here;
That in glory
334 Jesus in Heaven.
Where God the Saviour reigns;
Praise Him in endless strains. 2 With heavenly zeal each bosom glows,
Pure love inspires each breast; With lively joy each heart o'erflows,
Through the bright realms of rest. 3 The Lamb of God on Calvary slain,
For sinners doomed to die,
And fills all heaven with joy.
In rapture at His feet; And seraphs bright, and powers, and thrones,
His highest praise repeat. 5 O may we reach that blissful place,
And join that glorious throng ! Then will we praise redeeming grace In one eternal song.
Saints in Glory. 1 How bright these glorious spirits shine !
Whence all their bright array ? How came they to the blissful seats
Of everlasting day? 2 Lo! these are they from sufferings great,
Who came to realms of light,
Those robes which shine so bright.
3 Now, with triumphal palms, they stand
Before the throne on high,
The glories of the sky.
Tunes every voice to sing ;
With glad hosannas ring.
Nor suns with scorching ray ;
Diffuse eternal day.
Where living streams appear, And God the Lord from every eye
Shall wipe off every tear. 336 Heaven.
8's. 1 WE speak of the realms of the blest,
That country so bright and so fair ; *And oft are its glories confessed,
But what must it be to be there? 2 We speak of its pavements of gold,
Its walls decked with jewels so rare ;
But what must it be to be there? 3 We speak of its freedom from sin,
From sorrow, temptation, and care ;
But what must it be to be there? 4 We speak of its service of love,
The robes which the glorified wear ;
The Church of the first-born above,
But what must it be to be there? 5 Do Thou, Lord, 'midst pleasure and woe,
For heaven our spirits prepare ;
And feel what it is to be there. -337 Happiness of Heaven. C.M. 1 Far from these narrow scenes of night,
Unbounded glories rise ;
Unknown to mortal eyes.
But half its joys explore,
And dwell on earth no more !
And grief no more complains ;
And endless pleasure reigns.
For ever bright and fair!
Can never enter there.
Nor sun's faint, sickly ray;
Spreads everlasting day.
For Thy bright courts on high ;
The chorus of the sky.
338 Many Mansions.
There, where eternal ages shine,
Mansions of glory, joys divine. 2 Blest mansions ! fixed beyond the bounds
Of sin and sorrow, woe and pain ;
CHRIST'S SECOND COMING. 339 Sheep and Goats. 1 WHEN Christ shall come to take His throne,
And judge the sons of men, Each soul of man will stand alone
Before His glory then.
His foes of hope bereft ;
The goats upon the left.
The saints and sinners there!
Those sink in deep despair.
The dark and silent grave,
To prove Thy power to save ! 340 Second Coming.
7's double. i HARK! that shout of rapt'rous joy,
Bursting forth from yonder cloud ;