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5 They knew to whom their trust was given,
They could not doubt his word; Before them beamed the light of heaven,
The presence of their Lord.
S. M. 316. ANCIENT HYMNS.
Thanks for all Saints.
Our grateful hymn receive.
Accept our thankful cry,
And strove in him to die.
3 They all, in life and death,
With him, their Lord, in view,
To suffer and to do.
For this, thy name we bless,
And live and die in thee.
We look for new heavens and a new earth."
i We wait in faith, in prayer we wait,
Until the happy hour
By his almighty power.
2 We wait in faith, and turn our face
To where the daylight springs; Till Christ shall come earth's gloom to chase,
With healing on his wings. 3 And even now,
amid the gray, The East is brightening fast, And kindling to that perfect day
Which never shall be past 4 We wait in faith, we wait in prayer,
Till that blest day shall shine, When earth shall fruits of Eden bear,
And all, O God, be thine! 5 O, guide us till our night is done!
Until, from shore to shore, Thou, Lord,, our everlasting sun,
Art shining evermore!
SPIRIT OF THE PSALMS
The Christian Zion. Psalm 48.
i With stately towers and bulwarks strong,
Unrivalled and alone,
God's holy city shone.
The glory of all lands;
The Christian temple stands.
This glorious Church compose; Built on a rock, with idle rage
The threatening tempest blows.
4 In vain may hostile bands alarm,
For God is her defence;
Ziti Future Glory of the Church. Psalm 67. i On thy Church, O Power Divine,
Cause thy glorious face to shine;
2 Then shall God, with lavish hand,
Scatter blessings o'er the land ;
• Final Acceptance of all the Righteous.
i From north and south, from east and west,
Advance the myriads of the blest:
2 In one iminortal throng we view
Pagan and Christian, Greek and Jew;
3 Howe'er divided here below,
One bliss, one spirit, now they know; Though some ne'er heard of Jesus' name, Yet God admits their honest claim.
4 On earth, according to their light,
They aimed to practise what was right;
i SEE Israel's gentle Shepherd stand,
With all-engaging charms;
And folds them in his arms!
2 " Permit them to approach," he cries,
4 Nor scorn their humble name;
The Lord of angels came."
3 We bring them, Lord, in thankful hands,
And yield them up to thee;
Thine let our offspring be.
4 If orphans they are left behind,
God's guardian care we trust:
If weeping o'er their dust.