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C.M.

Jesus comes, and through the sky

Angels tell their joy aloud.
Hark! the trumpet's awful voice

Sounds abroad o'er sea and land :
Let His people now rejoice ;

Their redemption is at hand.
2 See! the Lord appears in view;

Heaven and earth before Him fly.
Rise, ye saints, He comes for you,

Rise to meet Him in the sky:
Go and dwell with Him above,

Where no foe can e'er molest;
Happy in the Saviour's love,

Ever blessing, ever blest.
341 * Every Eye shall see Him.'
1 AND must we see that solemn day,

And rise to view His face,
From whom the heavens will flee away,

And earth obtain no place ?
2 Yes; every eye shall see Him then,

In all His majesty ;
No more to be the scorn of men,

As when He came to die.
3 And He will kindly say to some,

Who here His grace possessed, • Ye blessed of My Father, come

To My eternal rest.' 4 But those who never sought His face

Will hear the awful sound, Depart, ye cursed, to the place

Where hope is never found.'

5 The righteous then will sweetly know

Salvation's of the Lord ;
The wicked feel, in endless woe,

That death is sin's reward.

342 The Day of Judgment. 8.7.4. 1 Day of judgment, day of wonders !

Hark! the trumpet's awful sound,
Louder than a thousand thunders,
Shakes the vast creation round;

How the summons
Will the sinner's heart confound !
2 Every eye shall then behold Him,

Robed in dreadful majesty ;
Those who set at nought and sold Him,
Pierced and nailed Him to the tree,

Deeply wailing,
Shall the true Messiah see.
3 At His call the dead awaken,

Rise to life from earth and sea ;
All the powers of nature shaken
By His look prepare to flee ;

Careless sinner,
What will then become of thee?
4 But to those who have confessèd,

Loved and served the Lord below,
He will say, Come near, ye blessed,
See the kingdom I bestow ;

You for ever
Shall My love and glory know.

L, M.

343 What will ye do? (Isa. x. 3.)
1 SINNERS, attend God's solemn word,

Who still your mad career pursue ;
When He girds on His dreadful sword,

And comes in wrath, what will ye do? 2 Say, have you made this world your choice?

Is this the all you have in view ?
Hear Heaven's expostulating voice,

• In that dread day what will ye do ?' 3 Ah! see this most tremendous day

Of visitation hastes to you ;
Nor youth nor health can it delay ;

And in it, О what will ye do?
4 If you should live in sin, and die

Without a heart made clean and new,
God's justice must to you come nigh ;

And in that day what will ye do?
5 He'll call you to His judgment-seat,

And bring your sins to sad review;
Nor can you from His face retreat :

And in that day what will ye do? 344 Day of Judgment.

1 And will the Judge descend ?

And must the dead arise?
And not a single soul escape

His all-discerning eyes?
2 How will my heart endure

The terrors of that day,
When earth and heaven before His face,

Astonished, shrink away?

S.M.

3 But, ere that trumpet shakes

The mansions of the dead,
Hark, from the gospel's cheering voice

What joyful tidings spread !
4 Poor sinners seek His face,

Whose wrath they cannot bear, Fly to the shelter of His cross,

And find salvation there.

345
The Same.

8.7. 1 YE that die without repentance,

Ye must rise when Christ appears,
Rise to hear your dreadful sentence,

While the saints rejoice in theirs :
You to dwell with fiends infernal,

They with Jesus Christ to reign ;
They go into life eternal,
You to everlasting pain.

OPENING SCHOOL. 346 Prayer for the School. S, M.

1 SHINE on our Sabbath school,

Thou God of mercy, shine !
The eyes that look to Thee are ours;

The hand that gives is Thine.
2 Our teachers sow the seed;

Do Thou their labours own ;
The final increase must proceed

From Thee, and Thee alone.
3 Thy Word is in our hand ;

O may Thy grace impart

To each a mind to understand,

And a believing heart !
4 Thus may Thy Spirit bless ;

Nor let Thy favour cease ;
For wisdoni's ways are pleasantness,

And all Thy paths are peace. 347 The Lord's Day.

C.M. 1 ONCE more we keep the sacred day

That saw the Saviour rise ;
Once more we tune our youthful song

To Him that rules the skies.
2 What numbers vainly spend these hours

That are to Jesus due !
Children and parents, how they live,

And how they perish too !
3 O may the God who gave our lives,

And thus far led us on,
Be pleased to train our infant minds

To know and love His Son !
4 Teach us Thy way, while here we learn

To read Thy heavenly Word ;
Bless all the kind instruction given,

And make us Thine, O Lord. 348 Blessings Implored. L, M, 1 ASSEMBLED in our school once more,

O Lord, Thy blessing we implore ;
We meet to read, and sing, and pray,

Be with us, then, through this Thy day, 2 Our teachers, Lord, be pleased to bless,

And crown our studies with success;

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