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1169.

78 & 8s.
1. Jesus lives: thy terrors now

Can no longer, Death, appall me;
Jesus lives! and well I know,

From the dead he will recall me;
Better life will then commence-
This shall be

my

confidence.
2. Jesus lives! to Him the throne

Over all the world is given:
I shall go where He is gone,

Live and reign with Him in heaven;
God is pledged, weak doubtings, hence !

This shall be my confidence.
3. Jesus lives! I know full well,
Naught froin Him

my

heart can sever;
Life, nor death, nor powers of hell,

Joy, nor grief, henceforth, forever.
God will power and grace dispense-
This shall be

my

confidence.
4. Jesus lives! henceforth is death

Entrance into life immortal;
Calmly I can yield my breath;

Fearless tread the frowning portal;
Thou, when faileth flesh and sense,
Lord, wilt be my confidence !

GERMAN TR, COX,

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1. STAND th' omnipotent decree!

Jehovah's will be done;
Nature's end we wait to see,

And hear her final groan.
Let those pond'rous orbs descend,

And grind us into dust.
Let this earth dissolve and blend

In death the wicked and the just.

2. Rests secure the righteous man;

At his Redeemer's beck,
Sure t' emerge and rise again,

And mount above the wreck;
Lo! the heavenly spirit towers,

Like flames o'er nature's funeral pyre;
Triumphs in immortal powers,

And claps his wings of fire.
3. Nothing hath the just to lose,

By worlds on worlds destroyed;
Far beneath his feet he views,

With smiles, the flaming void ;
Sees this universe renewed

The grand millennial reign begun;
Shouts, with all the sons of God,

Around the eternal throne.
4. Resting in this glorious hope,

To be at last restored,
Yield we now our bodies up

To earthquake, plague, or sword;
List’ning for the call divine,

The latest trumpet of the seven,
Soon our soul and form shall join,

And both fly up to heaven. C. WESLEY.

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1. O how cheating, O how fleeting,

Is our earthly being,
'Tis a mist in wint'ry weather,
Gathered in an hour together,

And as soon dispersed forever.
2. O how cheating, O how fleeting

Are our days departing !
Like a deep and headlong river,
Flowing onward, flowing ever,
Tarrying not, and stopping never.

3. O how cheating, O how fleeting

Are the world's enjoyments;
All the hues of change they borrow,
Bright to-day and dark to-morrow,

Mingled lot of joy and sorrow.
4. O how cheating, O how fleeting

Is all earthly beauty !
Like a summer flow'ret flowing,
Scattered by the breezes, blowing

O’er the bed on which ’t was growing. 5. O how cheating, O how fleeting,

All, yes! all that's earthly!
Every thing is fading, flying,
Man is mortal, earth is dying,
Christian! live, on Heaven relying.

1172.

8s & 3s. 1. What's this that steals upon my

frame?
Is it death?
That soon will quench this vital flame?

Is it death ?
If this be death, I soon shall be
From every pain and sorrow free,
I shall my Lord in glory see-

All is well! 2. Weep not my friends, weep not for me,

All is well;
My sins are pardoned, I am free;

All is well.
There's not a cloud that doth arise,
To hide my Saviour from my eyes;
I soon shall mount the upper skies-

All is well. 3. Tune, tune your harps, ye saints in glory,

All is well;
I will rehearse the pleasing story,

All is well.

Bright angels have from glory come,
They 're round my bed, they 're in my room,
They wait to waft my spirit home-

All is well, 4. Hark, hark, my Lord and Master calls me,

All is well;
I soon shall see His face in glory,

All is well.
Farewell dear friends, adieu, adieu,
I can no longer stay with you-
My glitt’ring crown appears in view;

All is well. 5. Hail, hail, all hail ye blood-washed throng,

Saved by grace;
I've come to join your rapturous song,

Saved by grace.
All, all is peace and joy divine,
All heaven and glory now are mine;
Oh, hallelujah to the Lamb !

All is well!

1173.

88 & 7s.
1. SEE the leaves around us falling,

Dry and withered to the ground.
Thus to thoughtless mortals calling,

In a sad and solemn sound.
2. Sons of Adam, once in Eden,

When like him, ye blighted fell,
Hear the lesson we are reading,

'Tis alas! the truth we tell.
3. Youth, on length of days presuming,

Who the paths of pleasure tread,
View us, late in beauty blooming,

Numbered now among the dead.
4. Though as yet no losses grieve you,

Gay with health and many a grace,
Let no cloudless skies deceive you;
· Summer gives to autumn place,

5. Yearly in our course appearing,

Messengers of shortest stay,
Thus we preach in mortal hearing-
Ye, like

us,
shall

pass away.
6. On the tree of life eternal,

O let all our hopes be laid !
This alone, forever vernal,

Bears a leaf that shall not fade.

HORNE,

1174.

88 & 78.
1. Cease, ye mourners, cease to languish

O'er the grave of those you love;
Pain, and death, and night and anguish,

Enter not the world above.
2. While our silent steps are straying

Lonely through night's deepening shade,
Glory's brightest beams are playing

Round the happy Christian's head. 3. Light and peace at once deriving

From the hand of God most high,
In His glorious presence living,

They shall never, never die.
4. Endless pleasure, pain excluding,

Sickness, there, no more can come;
There, no fear of woe intruding,

Sheds o'er heaven a moment's gloom.

COLLYER.

1175.

8s & 7s.
1. Cease here longer to detain me,

Fondest mother, drowned in woe,
Now thy kind caresses pain me,

Morn advances, let me go.
2. See yon orient streak appearing,

Harbinger of endless day;
Hark! a voice beyond thy hearing,

Calls my new-born soul away.

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