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Your home is in the skies.
He is not here."
Matt. xxviii. 6.

O then, for heavenly glory born, 2 O joyful sound! O glorious hour,

Look down on all with holy scorn
When by His own almighty power

That earthly spirits prize.
He rose, and left the grave !
Now let our songs His triumph tell, 2 With Christ, with glory full in view,
Who burst the bands of death and hell, O what is all the world to you?
And ever lives to save

What is it all but loss? 3 The First-begotten of the dead,

Come on, then, cleave no more to earth,
For us He rose, our glorious Head, Nor wrong your high celestial birth,
Immortal life to bring;

Ye pilgrims of the cross.
What though the saints like Him shall die,
They share their Leader's victory,

3 The cross is ours, we bear it now; And triumph with their King.

But did He not beneath it bow, 4 No more they tremble at the grave,

And suffer there at last? For Jesus will their spirits save,

All that we feel can Jesus tell;

His gracious soul remembers well
And raise their slumbering dust:

The sorrows of the past.
O risen Lord, in Thee we live,
To Thee our ransomed souls we give, 4 O blesséd Lord, we yet shall reign,
To Thee our bodies trust.

Redeemed from sorrow, sin, and pain,
Rev. Thomas Kelly. (1769–1855.) 1806. ab. and alt.

And walk with Thee in white.
Looking unto Jesus.
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We suffer now, but O, at last
John xiv. i.

We'll bless Thee, Lord, for all the past, 1 CHILDREN of light, arise and shine!

And own our cross was light. Your birth, your hopes, are all divine,

Sir Edward Denny. (1796_) 1839

WARSAW. H. M.

Thomas Clark. 1804.

1. Rejoice, the Lord is King, Your Lord and King a - dore ; Mortals, give thanks and sing, And

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I will send Him unto you." The Lord is King."

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John. xvi. 7. 2 Jesus the Saviour reigns,

SINNERS, lift up your hearts,
The God of truth and love;

The promise to receive:
When He had purged our stains,

Jesus Himself imparts,
He took His seat above:

He comes in man to live;
Lift up your heart, lift up your voice, The Holy Ghost to man is given;
Rejoice, again I say, rejoice.

Rejoice in God sent down from heaven. 3 His kingdom cannot fail,

2 Jesus is glorified, He rules o'er earth and heaven;

And gives the Comforter,
The keys of death and hell

His Spirit, to reside
Are to our Jesus given:

In all His members here :
Lift up your heart, lift up your voice, The Holy Ghost to man is given;
Rejoice, again I say, rejoice.

Rejoice in God sent down from heaven 4 He sits at God's right hand

3 To make an end of sin, Till all His foes submit,

And Satan's works destroy,
And bow to His command,

He brings His kingdom in,
And fall beneath His feet:

Peace, righteousness, and joy:
Lift up your heart, lift up your voice, The Holy Ghost to man is given;
Rejoice, again I say, rejoice.

Rejoice in God sent down from heaven. 5 He all His foes shall quell,

4 Sent down to make us meet Shall all our sins destroy,

To see His glorious Face,
And every bosom swell

And grant us each a seat
With pure seraphic joy:

In that thrice happy place,
Lift up your heart, lift up your voice, The Holy Ghost to man is given;
Rejoice, again I say, rejoice.

Rejoice in God sent down from heaven. 6 Rejoice in glorious hope;

5 From heaven He shall once more Jesus, the Judge, shall come,

Triumphantly descend,
And take His servants up

And all His saints restore
To their eternal home:

To joys that never end:
We soon shall hear the archangel's voice, Then, then, when all our joys are given,
The trump of God shall sound, Rejoice. Rejoice in God, rejoice in heaven.
Rev. Charles Wesley. (1708-1788.) 1748.

Rev. John Wesley. (1703-1791.) 1746. ab.

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C. M.

4 Earth quakes before that rushing blast, Let us not miss the accepted hour; Heaven echoes back the sound,

Save, Lord, by love or fear. And mightily the tempest wheels

Rev. John Keble. (1792—1866.) 1827. ab.
That Upper Room around.

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Prayer to the Spirit.

C. M. 5 One moment, and the Spirit hung I SPIRIT Divine, attend our prayers, O'er all with dread desire;

And make this house Thy home; Then broke upon the heads of all Descend with all Thy gracious powers, In cloven tongues of fire.

O come, Great Spirit, come! 6 The Spirit came into the Church 2 Come as the light; to us reveal With His unfailing power;

Our sinfulness and woe;
He is the living Heart that beats

And lead us in those paths of life
Within her at this hour.

Where all the righteous go. 7 Most tender Spirit, mighty God,

3 Come as the fire, and purge our hearts, Sweet must Thy presence be,

Like sacrificial flame:
If loss of Jesus can be gain,

Let our whole soul an offering be
So long as we have Thee!

To our Redeemer's name.
Rev. Frederick William Faber. (1814–1863.) 1849. 4. Come as the dew, and sweetly bless

This consecrated hour; 342

May barrenness rejoice to own
Pentecost.

Thy fertilizing power.
1 WHEN Godofold came down from heaven,
In power and wrath He came;

5 Come as the wind, with rushing sound, Before His feet the clouds were riven,

With Pentecostal grace ; Half darkness and half flame.

And make the great salvation known,

Wide as the human race. ? But when He came the second time, He came in power and love;

6 Spirit Divine, attend our prayers, Softer than gale at morning prime,

Make a lost world Thy home;

Descend with all Thy gracious powers, Hovered His holy Dove.

O come, Great Spirit, come! 3 The fires, that rushed on Sinai down

Rev. Andrew Reed. (1787–1862.) 1843. ab. In sudden torrents dread, Now gently light, a glorious crown,

344 The Promise fulfilled.

C. M. On every sainted head.

1 LET songs of praises fill the sky:

Christ, our ascended Lord, 4 And, as on Israel's awe-struck ear

Sends down His Spirit from on high, The voice exceeding loud,

According to His word. The trump that angels quake to hear,

2 The Spirit, by His heavenly breath, Thrilled from the deep dark cloud;

New life creates within; 5 So, when the Spirit of our God

He quickens sinners from the death Came down His flock to find,

Of trespasses and sin. A voice from heaven was heard abroad, 3 The things of Christ the Spirit takes, A rushing mighty wind.

And shows them unto men;

The fallen soul His temple makes, 6 It fills the Church of God, it fills

God's image stamps again.
The sinful world around;
Only in stubborn hearts and wills 4 Come, Holy Spirit, from above,
No place for it is found.

With Thy celestial fire;

Come, and with flames of zeal and love, 7 Come, Lord,comeWisdom, Love, and Power Our hearts and tongues inspire. Open our ears to hear;

Rev. Thomas Cotterill. (1779—1823.) 1819. ab.

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345 The Spirit entreated to come.
2 Come, Thou Witness of His dying,

Come, Remembrancer divine;
Let us feel Thy power applying

Christ to every soul, and mine;
Let us groan Thine inward groaning,

Look on Him we pierced, and grieve,
All receive the grace atoning,
All the sprinkled blood receive.

Rev. Charles Wesley. (1708—1788.' 1745.

Scattering all the night of nature,

Pouring eye-sight on our eyes.
2 Still we wait for Thine appearing;

Life and joy Thy beams impart,
Chasing all our fears, and cheering

Every poor benighted heart:
Come, and manifest the favor

God hath for our ransomed race;
Come, Thou glorious God and Saviour,

Come, and bring the gospel-grace. 3 Save us in Thy great compassion,

O thou mild, pacific Prince,
Give the knowledge of salvation,

Give the pardon of our sins;
By Thine all-restoring merit,

Every burdened soul release,
Every weary, wandering spirit
Guide into Thy perfect peace.

Rev. Charles Wesley. 1745

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Prayer for Light
I Light of those whose dreary dwelling

Borders on the shades of death,
Come, and by Thy love's revealing

Dissipate the clouds beneath : "The new heaven and earth's Creator,

In our deepest darkness rise,

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