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2 But, hark ! amid the joyful song

Those happy voices raise,
Ten thousand thousand infant tongues

Unite, and perfect praise.
3 Soon must our earthly course be run,

Our mortal frames decay;
Teachers and children, one by one,

Must fade, and pass away.
4 O may the deeply solemn thought

On every heart remain-
We cannot to this heaven be brought

Unless we're born again ! 333 Happiness of Heaven. 8.7.4. 1 CHILDREN who are gone to glory,

Mingle now their sweetest strains ; They, with countless choirs of angels, Fill with praise the heavenly plains ;

Songs triumphant Tune their harps where Jesus reigns. 2 While on earth they had afflictions,

Natures vile, and tempting foes; Now, secure from every danger, They enjoy a sweet repose ;

Peace eternal Now succeeds to all their woes. 3 Be it our concern to follow

All their upward footsteps here;
And, like them, to know a Saviour,
Feel His love and learn His fear ;

That in glory
We, with them, may there appear.


334 Jesus in Heaven.
1 HEAVEN is that pure and blissful place

Where God the Saviour reigns;
And where the children of His grace

Praise Him in endless strains. 2 With heavenly zeal each bosom glows,

Pure love inspires each breast; With lively joy each heart o’erflows,

Through the bright realms of rest. 3 The Lamb of God on Calvary slain,

For sinners doomed to die,
Does there in brightest glory reign,

And fills all heaven with joy.
4 Redeemed spirits cast their crowns

In rapture at His feet; And seraphs bright, and powers, and thrones,

His highest praise repeat. 5 O may we reach that blissful place,

And join that glorious throng ! Then will we praise redeeming grace

In one eternal song. 335 Saints in Glory. 1 How bright these glorious spirits shine !

Whence all their bright array ? How came they to the blissful seats

Of everlasting day? 2 Lo! these are they from sufferings great,

Who came to realms of light,
And in the blood of Christ have washed

Those robes which shine so bright.


3 Now, with triumphal palms, they stand

Before the throne on high,
And serve the God they love, amidst

The glories of the sky.
4 His presence fills each heart with joy,

Tunes every voice to sing ;
By day, by night, the sacred courts

With glad hosannas ring.
5 Hunger and thirst are felt no more,

Nor suns with scorching ray ;
God is their sun, whose cheering beams

Diffuse eternal day.
6 In pastures green He'll lead His flock

Where living streams appear,
And God the Lord from every eye

Shall wipe off every tear. 336 Heaven.

8's. WE speak of the realms of the blest,

That country so bright and so fair ;
And oft are its glories confessed,-

But what must it be to be there? 2 We speak of its pavements of gold,

Its walls decked with jewels so rare ;
Its wonders and beauties untold, -

But what must it be to be there? 3 We speak of its freedom from sin,

From sorrow, temptation, and care ;
From trials without and within,-

But what must it be to be there? 4 We speak of its service of love,

The robes which the glorified wear ;

The Church of the first-born above,

But what must it be to be there? 5 Do Thou, Lord, 'midst pleasure and woe,

For heaven our spirits prepare ; And shortly we also shall know

And feel what it is to be there. 337 Happiness of Heaven. C.M. 1 FAR from these narrow scenes of night,

Unbounded glories rise ;
And realms of infinite delight,

Unknown to mortal eyes.
2 Fair, distant land ! could mortal eyes

But half its joys explore,
How would our spirits long to rise,

And dwell on earth no more !
3 There pain and sickness never come,

And grief no more complains;
Health triumphs in immortal bloom,

And endless pleasure reigns.
4 No cloud those blissful regions know,

For ever bright and fair!
For sin, the source of mortal woe,

Can never enter there.
5 There no alternate night is known,

Nor sun's faint, sickly ray ;
But glory, from the sacred throne,

Spreads everlasting day.
6 Prepare us, Lord, by grace divine,

For Thy bright courts on high ;
Then bid our spirits rise, and join

The chorus of the sky.

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338 Many Mansions.

L.M. 1 BEYOND, beyond the glitt'ring stars,

There, where eternal ages shine,
Jesus for every saint prepares

Mansions of glory, joys divine. 2 Blest mansions ! fixed beyond the bounds

Of sin and sorrow, woe and pain ;
Where peace, and love, and joy resounds,
Where Christ and saints for ever reign.

CHRIST'S SECOND COMING. 389 Sheep and Goats. 1 WHEN Christ shall come to take His throne,

And judge the sons of men, Each soul of man will stand alone

Before His glory then.
2 His friends shall be from sorrow free,

His foes of hope bereft ;
The sheep will stand at His right hand,

The goats upon the left.
3 O what a gulf will then divide

The saints and sinners there!
These shall in His sweet likeness shine,

Those sink in deep despair.
4 Grant, gracious God, before we tread

The dark and silent grave, That we to Jesus may be led,

To prove Thy power to save ! 340 Second Coming. 7's double. HARK! that shout of rapt'rous joy,

Bursting forth from yonder cloud ;

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