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548. The Believer encouraged by the prospect of the near approach of the, completion of his salvation. C.M.
And that knowing the time, that now it is high time to awake out of sleep: for now is our salvation nearer than when we believed.-ROM. xiii. 11.
AWAKE, ye saints, and raise your
And raise your voices high;
2 On all the wings of time it flies,
3 Not many years their round shall run, Nor many mornings rise,
Ere all its glories stand reveal'd
4 Ye wheels of nature,speed your course!
549. The everlasting Song. C.M.
And they fell down before the Lamb, having every one of them harps......and I heard the voice of many angels saying with a loud voice, Worthy is the Lanıb that was slain. REV. v. 8, 11, 12.
EARTH has engross'd my heart too
2 There the blest man, my Saviour, sits; The God! how bright he shines! And scatters infinite delights
On all the happy minds.
3 Seraphs with elevated strains
4 Jesus, the Lord, their praise employs;—
5 Now let me mount and join their song,
My heart, my hand, my ear, my tongue,
- 6 I would begin the music here,
7 There, ye that love my Saviour, sit; There I would fain have place, Among your thrones, or at your feet, So I might see his face.
550. Communion desired. L.M.
In thy presence is fulness of joy; at thy right hand are pleasures for evermore.-PSALM xvi. 11.
FAR from my thoughts, vain world,
Let my religious hours alone;
2 Oh let thy presence fill the place; Come, spread the tables of thy grace; Bring down a taste of truth divine, And cheer my heart with sacred wine. 3 Send comforts down from thy right hand,
While I pass thro' this barren land;
4 Hail, great Immanuel, all divine!
551. The Promised Land. C.M.
Thine eyes shall see the King in his beauty; they shall be-
2 Fair distant land! could mortal eyes But half its joys explore,
How would our spirits long to rise,
3 No cloud those blissful regions know,
4 The King of Glory there displays
5 0 may the heavenly prospect fire
6 Prepare us, Lord, by grace divine
552. The good Samaritan, or a spirit of compassion and sympathy for those in distress. C.M.
Go and do thou likewise.-LUKE X. 37.
FATHER of mercies! send thy grace,
2 Oh, may our sympathising breasts
3 When the most helpless sons of grief In low distress are laid;
Soft be our hearts their pains to feel,
4 So Jesus look'd on dying man,
5 On wings of love the Saviour flew