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WEEP not, mourn not o'er this bier,

Such death as this hath nought for fear; He died as dies a Christian man, And with his death true life began.

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2 Coffin and grave we deck with care,

His body reverently we bear;
It is not dead, but rests in God,
And softly sleeps beneath the sod.

3 It seems as all were over now,

The heavy limbs, the soulless brow :
Yet through these rigid limbs once more
A nobler life, ere long, shall pour.

4 God breathed into this house of clay

The spirit that hath passed away ;
Christ gave the true courageous mind,
The noble heart, ye no more find.

5 Now earth has hid it from our eyes

Till God shall bid it wake and rise,
Who ne'er the creature will forget
On whom His image He hath set.

6 Ah! would that promised day were come,

When Christ shall take us to our home :
Then shall He call, nor one be lost,
From earth and sea His buried host.

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RIEF life is here our portion,

Brief sorrow, short-lived care:
The life that knows no ending,

The tearless life is there.
2 O happy retribution-

Short toil, eternal rest!
For mortals and for sinners

A mansion with the blest!
3 Midst

power

that knows no limit,
And wisdom free from bound,
The Beatific Vision

Shall glad the saints around;
4
And
peace,

is needless;
And rest, for storm is past;
And goal from finished labour,

An anchorage at last.
5 There God, our King and Portion,

In fulness of His grace
Shall we behold for ever,

And worship face to face ! 210

ESUS died for us and rose again :

Therefore are our hopes no longer dim; Therefore know we that to die is gain,

For we sleep in Him. 2 Therefore father, mother, sister, brother,

Still are ours, for all are still the Lord's: Wherefore let us comfort one another

With these blessed words.

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TERNAL Father, strong to save,

Whose arm hath bound the restless wave, Who bidd'st the mighty ocean deep Its own appointed limits keep;

O hear us when we cry to Thee

For those in peril on the sea.
2 O Christ, whose voice the waters heard

And hushed their raging at Thy word,
Who walkedst on the foaming deep,
And calm amidst its rage didst sleep;

O hear us when we cry to Thee

For those in peril on the sea.
3 Most Holy Spirit, who didst brood

Upon the chaos dark and rude,
And bid its angry tumult cease,
And give, for wild confusion, peace ;

O hear us when we cry to Thee

For those in peril on the sea. 4 O Trinity of love and power,

Our brethren's shield in danger's hour;
From rock and tempest, fire and foe,
Protect them wheresoe'er they go:

Thus evermore shall rise to Thee

Glad hymns of praise from land and sea. 212

Psalm XLVI.
OD, our Hope and Strength abiding,

Soothes our dread, exceeding nigh:
Fear we not the world subsiding,
Roots of mountains heaving high,

Darkly heaving,
Where in Ocean's heart they lie.

2 Let them roar, his awful surges ;

Let them boil-each dark-brow'd hill Tremble, where the proud wave urges : Here is yet one quiet rill ;

Her calm waters,
Sion's joy, flow clear and still:
3 Joy of God's abode, the station

Where th' Eternal fixed His tent:-
God is there a strong salvation ;
On her place she towers unbent:

God will aid her
Ere the stars of Morn be spent.
4
Heathens rage,

dominions tremble,
God spake out, earth melts away:
God is where our hosts assemble,
Jacob's God, our Rock and Stay:

Come, behold Him
O'er the wide earth wars allay.
5 Come, behold God's work of wonder,

Scaring, wasting earth below;
How He knapped the spear in sunder,
How He brake the warrior's bow :

Wild war-chariots
Burn before Him, quenched as tow.
6 “ Silence-for th' Almighty know me;

“O’er the heathen throned am I,
“ Throned where earth must crouch below me"
Lord of hosts ! we know Thee nigh:

God of Jacob,
Thou art still our Rock on high !

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Psalm xcix.
OD is King; the nations quiver ;

Cherub-throned ; the wide earth cowers : God in Sion, great

for

ever,
High o'er mortal thrones and towers ;

High and dreadful
Own

ye

this great Lord of ours.
2 They have owned Thy Name-'tis Holy,

Might of our all-glorious King:
Thou hast loved to right the lowly,
Equity on high to bring :

Truth and pureness,
At Thy word, in Israel spring.
3 Praise the Lord our God, and lowly

At the footstool of His feet Fall ye

down, for He is Holy:Who to call on God are meet?

Whose deep sighing Will His answering mercy greet ? 4 From His pillared cloud of brightness

Gently speaks He when we weep, If in truth and heart's uprightness We His love and law will keep.

God our Saviour ! Thy kind answer will not sleep. 214

REAT King of nations, hear our prayer,

while at Thy feet we fall, [call : And humbly, with united cry, to Thee for mercy The guilt is ours, but grace is Thine—o turn us not away,

[when we pray. But hear us from Thy lofty throne, and help us

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