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2 [Sweet majesty, and awful love
3 Archangels sound his lofty praise While round his throne they meet; And lay their highest honours down Submissive at his feet.
40 glorious sight! those blessed feet, That once rude iron tore,
High on a throne of light they stand
5 That sacred, that majestic head,
6 This is "the Man of Sorrows" once,
But, when our eyes behold his face,
539. The Believer desiring to be in Glory. 8s.
And I said, O that I had wings like a dove, &c.-PSL.. lv. 6.
O HAD I the wings of a dove,
I'd fly from all labour and toil, To To the place where the weary have rest; ihaz tacy VIT I'd haste from contention and broil, To the peaceful abode of the blest. 2 [How happy are they who no more, Have to fear the assaults of the foe! Arriv'd on the heavenly shore,
They have left all their conflicts below, They are far from all dangers and fear, While remembrance increases their
As the storm when escap'd will endear The retreat that the haven supplies.] 3 Around that magnificent throne,
Where the Lamb all his glory disUnited for ever in one, [plays, His people are singing his praise. How holy, how happy are they!
No tongue can express their delight: My soul, now unwilling to stay,
Prepares for her heavenly flight. 4 But why do I wish to be gone?) Do I want from the danger to flee? And shall I do nothing for one, &
Who was once such a suff'rer for me? Ah LORD! let me think of the day,
When thou wast" rejected of men;" And put the base wish far away, AT And never be fearful again, IT
5 Nor less my perverseness forgive, [... ..That when ease and prosperity come, Thy servant is willing to live;
And his exile prefers to his home,
And make me whatever thou wilt.
540. The Believer Supported by the Prospect of the Glory of Heaven. 8-8-6.
For they looked for a city which hath foundations, whose builder and maker is GOD.-HEB. xi. 10.
BEYOND the world a city stands,
And cleans'd from all their stains.
2 The cities of the world must fall, However solid, they must all The common ruin share;
But yonder city still appears,
Unchangeable through endless years,
For God himself is there.
3 Happy the people who abide by A
4 With such a prospect should we grieve
541. The Hope of Heaven the Support of the Believer under Trials on Earth.C.M.
WHEN I can read my title clear
I bid farewell to ev'ry fear,
3 Let cares like a wild deluge come,
4 With JESUS there my weary soul
And not a wave of trouble roll
542. The Prospect of Heaven the Support of the Believer in Conflict. C.M.
There the wicked cease from troubling and there the weary be at rest.-JOB iii. 17.
COURAGE, my soul! behold the prize
Eternal life beyond the skies
2 The wicked cease from troubling there, The weary are at rest;
Sorrow, and sin, and pain, and care,
3 A wicked world, and wicked heart,
4 But fighting in my SAVIOUR's strength, Though mighty are my foes,
I shall a conq'ror be at length
5 Then why, my soul, complain or fear?
543. The Joys of Heaven. C.M. COME, LORD, and warm each languid
Inspire each lifeless tongue; [heart, And let the joys of heav'n impart Their influence to our song!
2 [Sorrow, and pain, and ev'ry care, And discord there shall cease; 95And perfect joy and love sincere Shall bless the realms of peace.