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553. Saints in glory. C.M.
of all nations, and kindred, and people, and tongues, stood
Within the veil, and see
How bright their glories be.
And wet their couch with tears;
With sins, and doubts, and fears.
They, with united breath,
Their triumph to his death.
(His zeal inspired their breast.) And, following their incarnate God, Possess the
promis'd rest. 5 Our glorious Leader claims our praise,
For his own pattern given; While the long cloud of witnesses
Show the same path to heaven.
554. The Believer's triumph over Death.
C.M. I know that my Redeemer liveth, and that he shall stand
at the latter day upon the earth : and though after my
And nature must decay:
To dwell with fellow clay. 2 Yet faith may triumph o'er the grave,
And trample on the tombs ;
My God, my Saviour comes.
High on a royal seat;
Lie vanquish'd at his feet. 4 Though greedy worins devour my skin,
And gnaw my wasting flesh;
And clothe thein all afresh.
Exalted on his throne;
And know, as I am known.
555. The Believer's union with a risen
and ascended Saviour. C.M, Go to my brethren, and say unto them, I ascend unto my
Father, and your Father; and to my God and your
Our heav'nly seats to view;
Our rising Saviour drew. 2 " Up to my Father, and
;" the conq'ror cries ;
God, My brethren, lift your eyes.
" 3 And doth the Lord of glory call
Such worms his brethren dear?
And show our Father there?
That tuneful sound, My God?
To shed his grace abroad?
And thou shalt have my love;
· And Christ who dwells above.
That struggles with its clay;
To wing its heav'nly way.
556. The superiority of Christ's Priest
hvod over the Levitical. C.M.
They were many Priests because they were not suffered to continue
A thousand glories more
The sons of Aaron wore. 2 Their priesthood ran through several
Eternal as thy days. 3 They first their own burnt off” rings
And all thy nature clean.
Was on their altar spilt;
For ever all our guilt.
On Sion's beav'nly hill;
6 He ever lives to intercede
Before his Father's face : Give him, my soul, thy cause to plead,
Nor doubt the Father's grace.
557. Spiritual declension lamented, and
a restoration of spiritual comfort im
plored. C.M. He went on frowardly in the way of his heart. I have
seen his ways, and will heal him: I will lead him also,
The wonders of thy grace,
And hide this wretched face. 2 Shall love like thine be thus repaid?
Ah, vile ungrateful heart!
From Jesus to depart:
True pleasure, peace, and rest:
My wand'ring soul restores;
The pardon it implores.
The penitential sigh,