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P.M. 1067 :

Alleluia : for the Lord God omnipotent

reigneth.Rev. 19. 6. 1 SING Hallelujah! forth in duteous praise,

,

An endless Hallelujah!

2 Ye next, who stand before the Eternal Light, In hymning choirs re-echo to the height,

An endless Hallelujah ! 3 The Holy City shall take up your strain, And, with glad songs resounding, wake again,

An endless Hallelujah! 4 Ye who have gained at length your palms in

bliss, Victorious ones, your chant shall still be this,

An endless Hallelujah! 5 There, in one grand acclaim, for ever ring The strains which tell the honour of your King,

An endless Hallelujah! 6 While Thee, by whom were all things made,

we praise For ever, and tell out in sweetest lays,

An endless Hallelujah! 7 Almighty Christ, to Thee our voices sing Glory for evermore; to Thee we bring

An endless Hallelujah!

J. ELLERTON. 1865. THE HOLY SPIRIT:

HIS WORK AND WORSHIP. 1068 The promise of the Holy Ghost.-Aets 2. 33. 1 CREAT YREATOR Spirit, by whose aid

The world's foundations first were laid,
Come visit every waiting mind,
Come pour Thy joys on human kind;
From sin and sorrow set us free,

And make Thy temples worthy Thee. 2 0 Source of uncreated heat,

The Father's promised Paraclete !
Thrice holy Fount, thrice holy Fire,
Our hearts with heavenly love inspire :
Come, and Thy sacred unction bring,

To sanctify us while we sing.
3 Plenteous of grace, descend from high,

Rich in Thy sevenfold energy!
Thou strength of His Almighty hand
Whose power does heaven and earth com-

mand,
Refine and purge our earthly parts,

And stamp Thine image on our hearts. 4 Create all new; our wills control,

Subdue the rebel in our soul;
Chase from our minds the infernal foe;
And

peace, the fruit of faith, bestow :
And, lest again we go astray,

Protect and guide us in the way. 5 Immortal honours, endless fame,

Attend the Almighty Father's name;

The Saviour Son be glorified,
Who for lost man's redemption died ;
And equal adoration be,
Eternal Comforter, to Thee.

LATIN HYMN. VII. CENT.

TR. BY DRYDEN. 1693.

1069 I will pour out in those days of My Spirit.

Acts 2. 18. 1 WHEN ";

CHEN God of old came down from heaven, Before His feet the clouds were riven,

Half darkness and half flame.
2 But when He came the second time,

He came in power and love;
Softer than gale at morning prime

Hovered His Holy Dove.
3 The fires that rushed on Sinai down

In sudden torrents dread,
Now gently light, a glorious crown,

On every sainted head.
4. And as on Israel's awe-struck ear

The voice exceeding loud,
The trump that angels quake to hear

Thrilled from the deep, dark cloud; 5 So, when the Spirit of our God

Came down His flock to find,
A voice from heaven was heard abroad,

A rushing, mighty wind.
6 It fills the Church of God; it fills

The sinful world around;
Only in stubborn hearts and wills

No place for it is found.

7 Come, Lord! come Wisdom, Love and Power,

Open our ears to hear;
Let us not miss the accepted hour;
Save, Lord, by love or fear!

JOHN KEBLE. 1845.

1070 If I depart

, I will send Him unto you.

8.6.8.4.

John 16. 7.

OU breathed

1 UR

His tender, last farewell,
A Guide, a Comforter bequeathed

With us to dwell.
2 He came in semblance of a dove,

With sheltering wings outspread, The holy balm of peace and love

On each to shed.
3 He came in tongues of living flame

To teach, convince, subdue;
All powerful as the wind He came-

As viewless too.
4 He came sweet influence to impart,

A gracious, willing Guest,
Where He can find one humble heart

Wherein to rest.
5 And His that gentle voice we hear,

Soft as the breath of even, That checks each fault, that calms each fear,

And speaks of heaven. 6 And every virtue we possess,

And every victory won,
And every thought of holiness,

Are His alone.

7 Spirit of purity and grace,

Our weakness pitying see;
O make our hearts Thy dwelling-place,
And meet for Thee.

HARRIET AUBER. 1829. (See also 285.)

1071 The Comforter

7.7.7.5.

whom I will send unto you.—John 15. 26. YOME to our poor nature's night,

Holy Ghost, the Infinite,

Comforter Divine.
2 We are sinful-cleanse us, Lord;

Sick and faint--Thy strength afford;
Lost—until by Thee restored,

Comforter Divine.
3 Orphans are our souls, and

poor;
Give us from Thy heavenly store
Faith, love, joy for evermore,

Comforter Divine.
4 Like the dew Thy peace distil ;

Guide, subdue our wayward will,
Things of Christ unfolding still,

Comforter Divine.
5 Gentle, awful, holy Guest,

Make Thy temple in each breast;
There Thy presence be confessed,

Comforter Divine.
6 With us, for us, intercede,

And with voiceless groanings plead
Our unutterable need,

Comforter Divine.

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