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Now they see him face to face; but & Him who sav'd them by his grace.! 3 This his people's lot for ever,
This their glorious sure reward: They indeed are blest, who never
Shall be absent from the Lord. O that we may die like those, Who in JESUS thus repose!
515. At the Death of a Believer. L. M. And the spirit shall return to GOD who gave it.-ECCLE. xii. 7.
AWAY! thou dying saint, away
2 Thy toils at length have reach'd a close,
3 Away to yonder realms of light, Where multitudes, redeem'd with blood, Enjoy the beatific sight,
And dwell for ever with their God.
4 Go, mix with them, and share their joy;
5 And may our happy portion be,
516. Resignation at the Death of a Child. 7s.
But now he is dead, wherefore should I fast? Can I bring him back again? I shall go to him, but he shall not return to me.-2 SAMUEL Xii. 23.
WHEREFORE should I make my
I shall go to him, but he
2 God forbids his longer stay,
13 Faith cries out, It is the LORD,
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517. At the Death of a Faithful Minister. Č.M.
The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want.-PSALM xxiii. 1. J
NOW let our drooping hearts revive,
Why should those eyes be drown'd in Which view a SAVIOUR nigh? [grief, 2 What tho' the arm of conq'ring death Does God's own house invade; What tho' the prophet and the priest Be number'd with the dead!
3 Tho' earthly shepherds dwell in dust,
4 Th' eternal Shepherd still survives,
His eye still guides us, and his voice
5" Lo, I am with you; saith the LORD," "My church shall safe abide; "For I will ne'er forsake my own, "Whose souls in me confide."
6 Thro' every scene of life and death,
518. Death the Entrance into Glory to the Believer.
For we know that if our earthly house of this tabernacle were dissolved, we have a building of GOD, an house not made with hands, eternal in the heavens.-2 COR. v. 1. See also verses 5-8
THERE is a house not made with hands,
And here my spirit waiting stands,
2 Shortly this prison of my clay
4 We walk by faith of joys to come,
But while the body is our home,
5 'Tis pleasant to believe thy grace.
We would be absent from the flesh,
* 2 ́¿19. Tolling Bell. \L.M.'\ **
So teach us to number our days, that we may apply our hearts unto wisdom.-PSL. xc. 12.
OFT as the bell with solemn toll, Speaks the departure of a soul, Let each one ask himself, " An I Prepar'd, should I be call'd to die?” 2 Only this frail and fleeting breath Preserves me from the jaws of death; Soon as it fails, at once I'm gone, And plung'd into a world unknown.
3 Then, leaving all I lov❜d below,
5 LORD JESUS! help me now to flee,
[But could I bear to hear him say,
6 Then, when the solemn bell I hear, a. If sav'd from guilt, I need not fear; Nor would the thought distressing be, Perhaps it next may toll for me,l