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3 He who bore all pain and loss,
Comfortless

upon

the Cross, Lives in glory now on high, Pleads for us, and hears our cry,

Hallelujah! 4 Now He bids us tell abroad

How the lost may be restored :
How the penitent forgiven,
How we, too, may enter heaven.

Hallelujah! 5 Thou our Paschal Lamb indeed,

Christ, to-day Thy people feed;
Take our sins and guilt away,
That we all may sing

for
aye,

Hallelujah!
MICHAEL WEISS. 1531.
TR. BY C. WINKWORTH. 1858.

1045 The same day at evening

C.M.
The same day at evening

came Jesus, and stood in the midst.-John 20. 19.

,

1

ON the first Christian Sabbath ere,

O’er His lost fellowship to grieve,

Nor knew the Scriptures yet, -
2 Lo, in their midst His form was seen,

The form in which He died,
Their Master's marred and wounded mien,

His hands, His feet, His side.
3 Then were they glad their Lord to know,

And worshipped, yet with fear.
Jesus, again Thy presence show ;

Meet Thy disciples here.
4 Be in our midst: let faith rejoice

Our risen Lord to view ;

Sing, for the door of the dungeon is open, The captive came forth at the dawn of the day;

[broken; How vain the precautions! the signet is The watchmien in terror have fled far away. Praise the Redeemer, almighty to save; Emmanuel has triumphed o'er Death and the

Grave! 2 Praise to the Conqueror ; O tell of His love!

In pity to mortals He came from above.
Who shall rebuild for the tyrant his prison ?
The sceptre lies broken that fell from his

hands : His dominion is ended; the Lord has arisen, The helpless shall soon be released from their

bands. Praise the Redeemer, almighty to save, Emmanuel has triumphed o'er Death and the Grave!

W. GROSER. 1854.

1044

75.
I am the Resurrection and the Life . .
whosoever liveth and believeth in Me shall never die.

John 11. 25, 26.
1 YHRIST, the Lord, is risen again ;

Christ hath broken every chain;
Hark, angelic voices cry,
Singing evermore on high,

Hallelujah! 2 He who gave for us His life,

Who for us endured the strife,
Is our Paschal Lamb to-day.
We, too, sing for joy, and say,

Hallelujah! 3 He who bore all pain and loss,

Comfortless upon the Cross,
Lives in glory now on high,
Pleads for us, and hears our cry,

Hallelujah!

4 Now He bids us tell abroad

How the lost may be restored :
How the penitent forgiven,
How we, too, may enter heaven.

Hallelujah! 5 Thou our Paschal Lamb indeed,

Christ, to-day Thy people feed;
Take our sins and guilt away,
That we all may sing for aye,

Hallelujah!
MICHAEL WEISS. 1531.
TR. BY C. WINKWORTH. 1858.

1045 The same day at evening . . . came Jesus,

C.M.

:
and stood in the midst.-John 20. 19.

the first Christian Sabbath eve,

1

ON thh ein His disciples met,

O’er His lost fellowship to grieve,

Nor knew the Scriptures yet,-
2 Lo, in their midst His form was seen,

The form in which He died,
Their Master's marred and wounded mien,

His hands, His feet, His side.
3 Then were they glad their Lord to know,

And worshipped, yet with fear.
Jesus, again Thy presence show;

Meet Thy disciples here.
4 Be in our midst: let faith rejoice

Our risen Lord to view;

O

And make our spirits hear Thy voice

Say, “ Peace be unto you-
5 To you “My brethren :" oh! unfold

The Scriptures to our mind;
Their mysteries let us now behold,

Their hidden treasures find.
6 And while with Thee in social hours,

We commune through Thy Word,
May our hearts burn, and all our powers
Confess, “It is the Lord.”

JAMES MONTGOMERY. 1845. 1046 Blessed are they that have not seen, and yet

have believed.—John 20. 29.
1 THOU, who didst, with love untold,

Thy doubting servant chide,
And bad’st the eye of sense behold

Thy wounded Hands and Side, -
2 Grant us, like him, with heartfelt awe,

To own Thee God and Lord,
And from this hour of darkness draw

A fuller faith's reward.
3 And while that wondrous record now

Of unbelief we hear,
Oh! let us only lowlier bow

In self-distrusting fear;-
4 And
pray

may

never dare
Thy Spirit so to grieve;
But at the last their blessing share

Who see not, yet believe !
5 Our Lord and God, Eternal Son,

To Thee all glory be,
With Father, Spirit, Three in One,
Through all eternity.

MRS, E. TOKE. 1852.

that we

THE LORD JESUS CHRIST :

HIS ASCENSION.

THE

1047

C.M.
I go to prepare a place for you.—John 14. 2.
1 HE eternal gates lift up their heads,

The doors are opened wide,
The King of Glory is gone up

Unto His Father's side.
2 Thou art

gone

in before us, Lord !
Thou hast prepared a place,
That we may be where now Thou art,

And look upon Thy face.
3 And ever on our earthly path

A gleam of glory lies;
A light still breaks upon the cloud

That veils Thee from our eyes.
4 Lift up our thoughts, lift up our songs,

And let Thy grace be given,
That while we linger yet below
Our hearts

may

be in heaven.
5 That where Thou art, at God's right hand,

Our hope, our love may be :
Dwell in us now, that we may dwell
For evermore in Thee.

MRS. C. F. ALEXANDER. 1858. 1048 Lift up your heads

, 0 ye gates ; even lift them up, ye everlasting doors; and the King of glory

shall come in.-Ps. 24. 9.
1 NOLDEN harps are sounding,

Angel voices ring,
Pearly gates are opened-

Opened for the King;

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