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IGHT of those whose dreary dwelling

Borders on the shades of death!

Rise on us, Thyself revealing,

Rise and chase the clouds beneath.
Thou, of life and light Creator!
In our deepest darkness rise;
Scatter all the night of nature;
Pour the day upon our eyes.
Still we wait for Thine appearing;
Life and joy Thy beams impart;
Chasing all our fears, and cheering
Every meek and contrite heart.
By Thine all-sufficient merit

Every burden'd soul release;
By the shining of Thy Spirit

Guide unto Thy perfect peace.

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LOVE divine, all love excelling,

Joy of heaven, to earth come down!
Fix in us Thy humble dwelling,

All Thy faithful mercies crown.
JESU! Thou art all compassion,
Pure, unbounded love Thou art;
Visit us with Thy salvation,
Enter every waiting heart.

Come, Almighty to deliver!
Let us all Thy grace receive;
Suddenly return, and never,

Never more Thy temple leave:
Thee would we be ever blessing,

Serve Thee as Thy hosts above, Pray, and praise Thee without ceasing, Glory in Thy perfect love.

Finish then Thy new creation!
Pure and spotless may we be:
Let us see Thy great salvation;
Perfectly restored in Thee!
Changed from glory into glory,

Till in heaven we take our place,
Till we cast our crowns before Thee,
Lost in wonder, love, and praise.


BETHLEHEM EPHRATAH. 7,7,7, 7, 7, 7, 7, 7, 7, 7. MENDELSSOHN. Died, 1846.

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