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1042 He rose again the third day.--I Cor. 15. 4 i MHE day of Resurrection !

Earth, tell it out abroad;
The Passover of gladness,

The Passover of God!
From death to life eternal,

From earth unto the sky,
Our Christ has brought us over,

With hymns of victory.
2 Our hearts be pure from evil,

That we may see aright
The Lord in

rays

eternal
Of résurrection-light;
And, listening to His accents,

May hear so calm and plain
His own

“ All hail,” and, hearing,
May raise the victor strain.
3 Now let the heavens be joyful,

And earth her song begin,
Let the round world keep triumph,

And all that is therein ;
Invisible and visible,

Their notes let all things blend,
For Christ the Lord is risen,
Our joy that hath no end !

JOHN OF DAMASCUS. X. CENT.

TR. BY J. M. NEALE. 1862.

P.M. 1043 O death, where is thy sting? O grave, where

is thy victory ?-1 Cor. 15. 55. 1 PRAISE RAISE the Redeemer, almighty to save ; Emmanuel has triumphed o'er Death and

the Grave'

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

John 11. 25, 26.
1 (HRIST, 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.

C.M. 1045

The same day at evening .. came Jesus,

and stood in the midst.—John 20. 19. 1 N the first Christian Sabbath eve,

ON thahen His disciples met,

eve,

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 ;

eye

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.

C.M. 1046 Blessed are they that have not seen, and yet

have believed.—John 20. 29.
1
0
THOU, who didst, with love untold,

Thy doubting servant chide,
And bad'st the 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 that we 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. THE LORD JESUS CHRIST:

HIS ASCENSION. 1047

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

,

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
Dwell in us now,

dwell
For evermore in Thee.

MRS. C. F. ALEXANDER. 1858. 1048 Lift up your heads, o ye gates ; even lift them up, ye everlasting doors; and the King of glory

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

U Angel voices ring,
Pearly gates are opened


Opened for the King;

be: that we may

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