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2. And the naked soul, surrounded

With realities unknown,
Triumph in the view unbounded,

Feel herself with God alone!
In that sudden, strange transition,

By what new and finer sense
Shall she grasp the mighty vision,

And receive its influence ?

3. Angels, guard the new immortal,

Through the wonder-teeming space,
To the everlasting portal,

To the spirit's resting-place.
Till the trump, which shakes creation,

Through the circling heavens shall roll,
Till the day of consummation,

Till the bridal of the soul.



88 & 7s. (Part 2)
1. Jesus, blessed Mediator !

Thou the airy path hast trod;
Thou the Judge, the Consummator!

Shepherd of the fold of God!
Can I trust a fellow-being ?

Can I trust an angel's care?
0 Thou merciful All-seeing !

Beam around my spirit there.
2. Blessed fold ! no foe can enter;

And no friend departeth thence;
Jesus is their sun, their center,

And their shield, Omnipotence.
Blessed! for the Lamb shall feed them,

All their tears shall wipe away,
To the living fountains lead them,

Till fruition's perfect day.
3. Lo! it comes, that day of wonder!

Louder chorals shake the skies :
Hades' gates are burst asunder;

See! the new-clothed myriads rise.

Thought ! repress thy weak endeavor;

Here must reason prostrate fall;
O! th' ineffable Forever!

And th' eternal All in All!


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1. BROTHER, thou art gone before us,

Where thy saintly soul has flown,
Tears are wiped away forever,

And all sorrow is unknown;
2. From the burden of the body,

From all care and fear released,
Where the wicked cease from troubling,

And the weary are at rest.
3. O'er the toilsome way thou 'st traveled,

And endured the heavy load;
Christ hath brought thy footsteps languid

Safely to His blest abode.
4. Thou art resting now, like Laz'rus,

On thy heavenly Father's breast,
Where the wicked cease from troubling,

And the weary are at rest.
5. Sin no more can taint thy spirit,

Nor can doubt thy faith assail;
Thou thy welcome hast received,

Now thy strength shall never fail;
6. And thou ’rt sure to meet the holy,

Whom on earth thou loved'st best,
Where the wicked cease from troubling,

And the weary are at rest.
7. To thy grave we sadly bear thee,

There in dust we place thy head;
O'er thee now the turf is pressing,

grows green thy narrow bed.

8. But thy spirit soars to glory,

Free, among the faithful blest,
Where the wicked cease from troubling,

And the weary are at rest.

9. When the Lord shall send His summons

Unto us who ’re left behind,
May we, by the world untainted,

Gracious welcome with thee find;

10. Each like thee, in peace departing,

To the kingdom of the blest,
Where the wicked cease from troubling,

And the weary are at rest.




1. Come, Desire of nations, come!

Hasten, Lord, the general doom!
Hear the Spirit and the Bride;

Come, and take us to Thy side.
2. Thou, who hast our plans prepared,

Make us meet for our reward;
Then with all Thy saints descend:

Then our earthly trials end.
3. Mindful of Thy chosen race,

Shorten these vindictive days;
Who for full redemption groan;

and save Thine own.

Hear us now,

4. Now destroy the man of sin,

Now Thine ancient flock bring in!
Filled with righteousness divine,
Claim a ransomed world for Thine.

5. Plant Thy heavenly kingdom here;

Glorious in Thy saints appear:
Speak the sacred number sealed;
Speak the mystery revealed.

6. Take to Thee Thy royal power :

Reign! when sin shall be no more;
Reign! when death no more shall be;
Reign to all eternity!

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1. LORD of earth! Thy forming hand

Well this beauteous frame hath planned,
Woods that wave, and hills that tower,

Ocean rolling in His power.
2. All that strikes the gaze unsought,

All that charms the lonely thought,
Friendship-gem transcending price-

Love—a flower from paradise.
3. Yet amid this scene so fair,

Should I cease Thy smile to share,
What were all its joys to me?

Whom have I on earth but Thee?
4. Lord of Heaven! beyond our sight

Rolls a world of purer light;
There in love's unclouded reign

Parted hands shall clasp again.
5. O! that world is passing fair,

Yet if Thou wert absent there,
What were all its joys to me?

Whom have I in heaven but Thee?
6. Lord of earth and heaven!


breast Seeks in Thee its only rest; I was lost—Thy accents mild

Homeward lured Thy wandering child. 7. I was blind-Thy healing ray

Charmed the long eclipse away ;
Source of every joy I know,
Solace of my every woe!

8. O, if once Thy smile divine

Ceased upon my soul to shine,
What were earth or heaven to me?
Whom have I in each but Thee ?


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1. To Jesus, the crown of my hope,

My soul is in haste to be gone;
O bear me, ye


And waft me away to His throne.
My Saviour, whom absent I love;

Whom, not having seen, I adore;
Whose name is exalted above

All glory, dominion, and power.
2. Dissolve Thou those bands that detain

My soul from her portion in Thee,
Ah! strike off this adamant chain,

And make me eternally free.
When that happy era begins,

When arrayed in Thy glories I shine,
Nor grieve any more, by my sins,

The bosom on which I recline, 3. O then shall the vail be removed !

And round me Thy brightness be poured;
I shall meet Him, whom absent I loved,

I shall see, whom unseen I adored.
And then, never more shall the fears,

The trials, temptations, and woes,
Which darken this valley of tears,



Intrude on my



1. This God is the God we adore,

Our faithful, unchangeable Friend;
Whose love is as large as His power,

And neither knows measure nor end.

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