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IFT
up,

lift up your voices now,

The Lord hath triumphed gloriously,
The Lord shall reign victoriously.
In vain with stone the cave they barred,
In vain the watch kept ward and guard :
Majestic from the spoiled tomb
In pomp of triumph Christ is come.
He binds in chains the ancient foe,
A countless host He frees from woe;
And heaven's high portal open flies,
For Christ has risen, and man shall rise.
And all He did, and all He bare,
He gives us as our own to share

;
And hope and joy and peace begin,
For Christ has won, and man shall win.
O Victor, aid us in the fight,
And lead through death to realms of light;
We safely pass where Thou hast trod,
In Thee we die, to rise to God.

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7 HEN two friends on Easter-Day
To Emmaus bent their

way,
On that Paschal eventide
Christ was walking at their side.
Then their hearts within them glowed
When Himself to them He showed
In the Scriptures as a King
Glorified by suffering.
So Thy presence, Lord, we feel
When we at Thy Table kneel;
When we

Thee there,
We too at Emmaus are,
Then our eyes are opened
In the breaking of the bread;
Faith Thee ever present sees
In Thy holy mysteries.
Though not kenned by carnal eye,
Yet we know Thee ever nigh ;
Though Thou art much further gone,
Even to Thy heavenly throne,
Yet we, Lord, behold Thy face
Ever in Thy means of grace;
There Thou walkest by our side,
There Thou with us dost abide.

feed upon

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O ,

GOD, by Whom the seed is given,

By Whom the harvest blest; Whose word, like manna showered from heaven,

Is planted in our breast; Preserve it from the passing feet,

And plunderers of the air,
The sultry sun's intenser heat,

And weeds of worldly care.
Though buried deep, or thinly strown,

Do Thou Thy grace supply :
The hope in earthly furrows sown

Shall ripen in the sky.

ASCENSIONTIDE

116
HO

AIL the day that sees Him rise, Alleluia !
Glorious, from our wondering eyes !

Alleluia ! Christ, awhile to mortals given, Alleluia ! Enters now the highest heaven. Alleluia ! There the glorious triumph waits ; Alleluia Lift your heads, eternal gates :

Alleluia ! Victor over death and sin,

Alleluia ! Comes the King of glory in.

Alleluia !

Lo! the heaven its Lord receives ;
Yet He loves the earth He leaves :
Though returning to His throne,
Still He calls mankind His own.

Alleluia !
Alleluia !
Alleluia !
Alleluia !

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"HE eternal

gates

lift
up

,
The doors are opened wide ;
The King of glory is gone up

Unto His Father's side.
Thou art gone in before us, Lord,

Thou hast prepared a place,
That we may be where now Thou art,

And look upon Thy face.
And ever on our earthly path

A gleam of glory lies ;
A light still breaks behind the cloud

That veils Thee from our eyes.
Lift up our hearts, lift up our minds,

And let Thy grace be given,
That, while we linger yet below,

Our treasure be in heaven :
That, where Thou art at God's right hand,

Our hope, our love, may be ;
Dwell in us now,

dwell For evermore in Thee.

that we may

118 WHERE high the heavenly temple stands,

The house of God not made with hands, A great High Priest our nature wears, Jesus, the Son of Man, appears. He, Who for men their surety stood, And poured on earth His precious blood, Now high exalted for us pleads, And with His Father intercedes. He knows--for He hath borne the sameThe wants and frailty of our frame ; And, though ascended up on high, Still bends on earth a pitying eye. Saviour, with boldness to Thy throne We come to make our sorrows known; For mercy and for grace we plead, 'To help us in the hour of need.

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CROWN Him with crowns of gold,
Crown Him, ye martyred saints of old,

The Lamb once slain for all :
The Lamb once slain for them

Who bring their praises now,
As jewels in the diadem

That girds His sacred brow.

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