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68. C. M. Dodbridge.

Looking in the Sepulchre.
1 YE humble souls, that seek the Lord,

Chase all your fears away,
And bow with pleasure down to see

The place where Jesus lay.
2 Thus low the Lord of life was brought;

Such wonders love can do;
Thus cold in death that bosom lay,

Which throbbed and bled for you.
3 Then raise your eyes and tune your songs;

The Savior lives again!
Not all the bolts and bars of death

The Conqueror could detain.
4 High o'er th' angelic bands he rears

His once dishonored head;
And through unnumbered years he reigns,

Who dwelt among the dead.
5 With joy like his shall every saint

His empty tomb survey ;
Then rise with his ascending Lord,

Through all his shining way.

69. P. M. H. WARE, JR.

Hymn for Easter. 1 Lift your glad voices in triumph on high,

For Jesus hath risen, and man cannot die: Vain were the terrors that gathered around him,

And short the dominion of death and the grave : He burst from the fetters of darkness that bound him, Resplendent in glory, to live and to save :

Loud was the chorus of angels on high,
The Savior hath risen, and man shall not die.

2 Glory to God in full anthems of joy ;

The being he gave us death cannot destroy: Sad were the life we must part with to-morrow,

If tears were our birthright, and death were our end; But Jesus hath cheered the dark valley of sorrow, And bade us, immortal, to heaven ascend :

Lift, then, your voices in triumph on high,
For Jesus hath risen, and man shall not die.

70. L. M. Heber.

The last Advent of Christ.
1 The Lord will come! the earth shall quake,

The hills their fixéd seat forsake,
And, withering, from the vault of night
The stars withdraw their feeble light.

2 The Lord will come! but not the same

As once in lowly form he came,
A silent lamb to slaughter led,
The bruised, the suffering, and the dead.

3 The Lord will come! a dreadful form,

With wreath of flame, and robe of storm,
On cherub wings, and wings of wind,
Anointed Judge of human kind!

4 Can this be he who wont to stray

A pilgrim on the world's highway,
By power oppressed, and mocked by pride?

O God, is this the Crucified ?
5 Go, tyrants ! to the rocks complain !

Go seek the mountain's cleft in vain;
But faith, victorious o'er the tomb,
Shall sing for joy — the Lord is come!

71. L. M. Watts.

Christ's Kingdom.
1 Jesus shall reign where'er the sun

Does his successive journeys run;
His kingdom stretch from shore to shore,

Till moons shall wax and wane no more; — 2 People and realms of every tongue

Dwell on his love with sweetest song,
And infant voices shall proclaim

Their early blessings on his name.
3 Blessings abound where'er he reigns ;

The prisoner leaps to loose his chains,
The weary find eternal rest,
And all the sons of want are blest.

4 Let every creature rise and bring

Peculiar honors to our King,
Angels descend with songs again,
And earth repeat the long amen.

72. S. M. H. MartinEAU.
The Coming of Christ in the Power of his Gospel.
1 LORD Jesus, come; for here

Our path through wilds is laid;
We watch as for the dayspring near,

Amid the breaking shade.
· 2 Lord Jesus, come; for hosts

Meet on the battle-plain;
The 'patriot mourns, the tyrant boasts,
And tears are shed like rain.

3 Lord Jesus, come; for still

Vice shouts her maniac mirtn;
The famished crave in vain their fill,

While teems the fruitful earth.

4 Hark! herald voices near

Lead on thy happier day;
Come, Lord, and our hosannas hear;

We wait to strow thy way. 5 Come, as in days of old,

With words of grace and power ; Gather us all within thy fold,

And never leave us more.

73. L. M. DODdridGE.

Christ the Sun of Righteousness.
1 To thee, O God, we homage pay,

Source of the light that rules the day,
Who, while he gilds all nature's frame,

Reflects thy rays and speaks thy name. 2 In louder strains we sing that grace

Which gives the Sun of Righteousness,
Whose nobler light salvation brings,

And scatters healing from his wings. 3 Still on our hearts may Jesus shine,

With beams of light and love divine;
Quickened by him our souls shall live,

And cheered by him shall grow and thrive. 4 O, may his glories stand confessed,

From north to south, from east to west;
Successful may his gospel run,
Wide as the circuit of the sun.

5 When shall that radiant scene arise,

When, fixed on high, in purer skies,
Christ all his lustre shall display
On all his saints through endless day?

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1 BEHOLD, the blind their sight receive!

Behold, the dead awake and live!
The dumb speak wonders! and the lame

Leap like the hart, and bless his name ! 2 Thus doth th' eternal Spirit own

And seal the mission of his Son;
The Father vindicates his cause,

While he hangs bleeding on the cross.
3 He dies ! the heavens in mourning stood;
He rises ! and appears with God:
Behold the Lord ascending high,

No more to bleed, no more to die! 4 Hence, and forever, from my heart

I bid my doubts and fears depart;
And to those hands my soul resign,
Which bear credentials so divine.

75. C. M. ENFIELD.

Example of Christ.
1 BEHOLD, where in a mortal form

Appears each grace divine ;
The virtues, all in Jesus met,
With mildest radiance shine.

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