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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.

Thanks for all Saints.

ANCIENT HYMNS.

1 FOR all thy saints, O God,
Who strove in Christ to live,
Who followed him, obeyed, adored,
Our grateful hymn receive.

2 For all thy saints, O God,
Accept our thankful cry,

Who counted Christ their great reward,
And strove in him to die.

3 They all, in life and death,
With him, their Lord, in view,
Learned from thy Holy Spirit's breath
To suffer and to do.

4 For this, thy name we bless,
And humbly beg that we
May follow them in holiness,
And live and die in thee.

C. M.

317.

"We look for new heavens and a new earth."

1 WE wait in faith, in prayer we wait,

Until the happy hour

When God shall ope the morning gate,

By his almighty power.

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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!

318.

SPIRIT OF THE PSALMS
The Christian Zion. Psalm 48.

C. M.

1 WITH stately towers and bulwarks strong,
Unrivalled and alone,
Loved theme of many a sacred song,
God's holy city shone.

2 Thus fair was Zion's chosen seat,
The glory of all lands;
Yet fairer, and in strength complete,
The Christian temple stands.

3 The faithful of each clime and age
This glorious Church compose;
Built on a rock, with idle rage
The threatening tempest blows.

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4 In vain may hostile bands alarm,
For God is her defence;
How weak, how powerless each arm,
Against Omnipotence!

7s. M.

319.

Future Glory of the Church. Psalm 67.

1 ON thy Church, O Power Divine,
Cause thy glorious face to shine;
Till the nations from afar
Hail her as their guiding star;
Till her sons, from zone to zone,
Make thy great salvation known.

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2 Then shall God, with lavish hand,
Scatter blessings o'er the land;
Earth shall yield her rich increase,
Every breeze shall whisper peace,
And the world's remotest bound
With the voice of praise resound.

L. M.

320.

• Final Acceptance of all the Righteous.

1 FROM north and south, from east and west,
Advance the myriads of the blest:
From every clime of earth they come,
And find in heaven a common home.

BUTCHER.

2 In one immortal throng we view
Pagan and Christian, Greek and Jew;
But, all their doubts and darkness o'er,
One only God they now adore.

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;
Hence all their errors are forgiven,
And Jesus welcomes them to heaven.

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THE CHRISTIAN ORDINANCES.

BAPTISM AND THE LORD'S SUPPER.

321.

Offering of Children in Baptism.

1 SEE Israel's gentle Shepherd stand,
With all-engaging charms;

C. M.

DODDRIDGE.

Hark! how he calls the tender lambs,
And folds them in his arms!

2 "Permit them to approach," he cries,
"Nor scorn their humble name;
For 't was to bless such souls as these
The Lord of angels came."

3 We bring them, Lord, in thankful hands,
And yield them up to thee;
Joyful, that we ourselves are thine,
Thine let our offspring be.

4 If orphans they are left behind,
God's guardian care we trust:
That care shall heal our bleeding hearts,
If weeping o'er their dust.

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