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3 Let us walk the narrow way, T. 22.

Watchful, cheerful, free from toil, REJOICE, thou happy little flock, Trim our lamps from day to day, Which grounded firm on Christ the

Adding still recruits of oil ;
Rock,

Doubly doth the Spirit rest
Shalt dwell with him in lasting day, On his happy, peaceful breast,
When heav'n and earth shall pass away. Who himself to praying gives,
2 Who doth not turn to him while here, Who a life of watching lives,
And love him truly, shall with fear
And trembling, seek a shelt'ring place, 973.* T. 588.
To hide himself from Jesus' face.

YE virgins, be
3 May Christ continue still to keep,
To feed and tend his
dear-bought sheep, At midnight cometh he:

Girt with alacrity; Until his ransom'd flock shall be

Cease all your mourning, Gather'd to him eternally.

The Lord will be returning,
4 Help us, O Lord, to watch and pray, Him ye shall see
That we be ready ev'ry day,

In majesty.
To stand before thee thro’ thy grace, 12 Now ready stand,
And in thy kingdom have a place,

Yea, always ready stand;

The Bridegroom is at hand:
T. 16.

Sleep not, nor slumber,
JUDGEmenow,my God and Saviour. Let nothing you encumber,
Ev'n before the judgment-day ;

But ready stand; Then to me, a worm, thy favor

He is at hand.
Thro' eternity display.

T. 244.
972.*
T. 205

PREPARE

your lamps, stand ready, ARE you form'd a creature new, Your vessels fill with oil;

Cleans'd by Jesus' precious blood, Be clean in soul and body, Can you Christ in spirit view,

Your wishes then can't fail : Reconcil'd by him to God; Hark, 'tis the midnight cry, Rise, to meet the Bridegroom, go, 6. The bridegroom draweth nigh," Mingle with the virgin-row,

forth to meet him, Have you oil, you

need not fear, With songs of praise and joy. Tho' this moment he appear. 2 Rise, go forth to meet the Lamb,

975.* T. 580. Slumber not, ʼmidst worldly care; Let your lamps be all on flame,

O LORD of glory, grant, we pray, For his coming now prepare:

That each with ardent longing may. Then whene'er ye hear the cry,

At all times ready be ; Lo, the Bridegroom draweth nigh, In faith and love preserve us sound, You will not confounded be,

O let us day and night be found But can meet him cheerfully:

Joyfựl to meet and welcome thee,

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Arise, go

XL

Of the Church Triumphant, and the Glory of

Eternal Life.

976.
T. 159

We wait for thee, Immanuel,

Come soon, thy majesty reveal: MOUNT Zion, where the Lamb of Our voices then in higher strains shall God

raise Who for our sins aton'd,

A joyful Hallelujah to thy praise,
And bought us by his precious blood,
For ever is enthron'd;

978. T. 14.
Where his redeem'd and chosen bride
Thro' endless ages shall reside;

THERE is a house not made with hands, Is here thro' faith in Jesus' name, Eternal, and above; Our joy and final aim..

And here my spirit waiting stands,

Till it shall hence remove. 2 Jerusalem, the church above,

Now triumphs over death, 2 My Saviour by his saving grace And when we, perfected in love, Prepareth me for heav'n;

Shall once resign our breath, And, as an earnest of the place, We shall, with all the saints in light, Hath his own Spirit giv'n. In cheerful songs of praise unite, 3 We walk by faith of joys to came, And with his chosen evermore

Faith lives upon his word; His saving name adore.

But while the body is our home, 3 Deliver'd from this mortal clay, We're absent from the Lord.

From sorrow, sin, and pain,
We shall with Christ, in lasting day,

4. 'Tis pleasant to believe thy grace;

But we had rather see :
True holiness obtain.
Lord Jesus, hear our fervent pray'r,

We would be absent from the fresh, Us needy sinners all prepare,

And present, Lord, with thee,
By faith in thee to end our race,
And to behold thy face.

T. 585.'

JESUS' life of grief and sorrows, 977.* T. 97

.

All his suff'rings, death and pain, How greatly doth my soul rejoice,

Prove in life our consolation, That by my faithful Shepherd's choice,

And in death our joy remain, My name is certainly enrolld

Hallelujah! :: Among the sheep of his blest fold! Christ's our Life, hence death is gain. May I by nothing e'er be drawn aside, 2 On his precious death and merit But be a happy member of his bride.

All our hopes are safely built ; 2 My faith victorious now doth rise We rejoice in his salvation, Above all earthly vanities,

Freed from sin's condemning guilt, And hath Jerus'lem full in view,

Sing his triumphs, :jl: That holy city, fair and new;

'Twas for us his blood was spilt ! Thro' faith in Christ I am God's child 3 Jesus yieldeth up his spirit, and heir,

Lo, he bows his head and dies ! And shall the glories of his kingdom From his death we life inherit, share.

Hence our happiness takes rise; 3 Then all old things will pass away,

We now glory :ll: And a new scene itself display; Only in this sacrifice.

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4 Jesus' body, once interred, 6 In that ever lovely,

Sanctifies his brethren's rest, Heart-piercing figure, And the place which keeps their bod ies As for us bearing justice in its rigor, Since earth lodg'd that heav'nlyGuest,

Upon the

cross. Now is hallow'd; :||:

7 What ecstatic pleasure We lie down in hope most blest.

Shall I then savor, 5 Our Redeemer rose victorious, When face to face beholding thee forO what joy doth this afford !

ever,

So as thou art !
Lasting bliss awaits us yonder, 8 On what joys celestial
Rais'd to glory, like our Lord;

Shall I be feasting,
Blessed Saviour, :||:

When, in thy presence from all labor Ever be by us ador'd!

resting,

I sabbath keep! 6 Conqu’ring Lord, to heav'n ascended 9 O! what songs of praises To prepare for us a place,

Will then in heaven Pleading thine own blood and merit; Resound, when all the ransom'd souls Here, our faith rests on thy grace, thanksgiving To Jesus bring! There, in glory, :l!

10 Lamb, once slain for sinners, We shall see thee face to face. Receive our praises, 7 Jesus! at thy blest appearing,

Honor and glory from all choirs and Freed, from weakness, grief and pain,

classes, To thee they're due, We, restored to thy likeness,

11 Now let all say Amen, Once shall join thy happy train;

The Lord be praised,
Make us ready, ://

In heav'n and earth his name for ever Lord, thy glory to obtain!

blessed By all that breathe ! T. 58.

981.* T. 205. HAPPY I am, yet o'er my happiness O EXALT and praise the Lord, ,

Laud his name for evermore, Can ne'er rejoice but with a blushing

Gratefully with one accord, face For it is mere mercy, remains a wonder

With the angels him adore; Of Christ's long suff’ring, when there. Thank him for the faithfulness

Now and always. Who in heav'n are perfected,

Wherewith he his witnesses, on I ponder, 2 In the glorious presence

Thro' great tribulation led. Of God my Saviour,

2 Here by Jesus' precious blood, Tho' with abasement, this great truth

Cleans'd from sinand render'dchaste, I'll ever

Own to his praise : They, as ministers of God, 3 That his incarnation,

Him by word and deed confest; His bitter passion,

In their Lord's reproach a share, And meritorious death procurd salva- Hated by the world, they bare, tion,

And life for Now they, with th' angelic train,

Praise the Lamb for sinners slain, 4. In his great atonement I'll trust unshaken,

3 They with patience having run

Their appointed race, in hope
Until I once to see him shall be taken,
Whom here I love.

Of the prize, at last the crown

Have obtain'd, for them laid up; 5 Grant to me, Lord Jesus,

Now they serve the Lamb of God, The special favor,

(Having in his precious blood Depending on thy grace both now and Wash'd their robes &made them white) ever,

To look to thee; In his temple day and night.

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4 In fine, spotless linen drest, 3 All who in Jesus' presence live
Palms of victory they bear,

Remov'd from mortal vision,
By no sorrows e'er opprest,

The crown of righteousness receive, 'Unmolested now by care,

In endless life's fruition ;
Free from hunger, thirst and heat, They are now with the Lord at home;
They, possessing joys complete, Our humble expectation
Unto living fountains led,

Is, that he'll let us also come
By the Lamb himself are fed.

To join that congregation.
5 Since we likewise

may attain
To this happiness thro? grace,
And by foll'wing Jesus, gain

With the saints in heav'n a place;
May we tread the narrow path,
Not unfruitful in the faith,

WHAT shall I feel, when I
And unto the end endure,

The glorious choirs espy
Making our election sure.

In bliss unceasing !
6 May we always have in view Already in my heart
The example of our Lord,

Rays from bright Salem dart,
Faithfully his steps pursue,

With hopes most pleasing.
Giving heed unto his word; 2 I hear th' enraptur'd song
In our bodies, while we've breath, Rais'd by the blessed throng
May we bear about his death,

Of the redeemed;
That his life may even here

Seated upon the throne,
In our mortal flesh
appear.

The Lamb once slain, alone
7 Let us call to mind with joy

Is worthy deemed.
Those who have before us gone,

3 Rejoice, my soul, thou soon,
Who obtain’d the victory

When here thy race is run,
Thro' the blood of Christ alone; Shalt have the favor
That we all may zealously

To go and join the blest,
Imitate their constancy,

And there at home to rest
Tal we too the prize receive,

With Christ, thy Saviour.
And with them in glory live,

4 Then shall our woe and grief
982.* T. 166.

Find a most sure relief
UNTO ourselves with deepest awe

In joys unbounded:
The spirits of the righteous

Triumphant songs shall be

To the blest Trinity
We represent, and comfort draw

For ever sounded.
From hence, when trials fright us;
ejoicing, we behold them now,

5 How blest when we can say,
In Jesus' presence blessed,

All else is filed away,
From the church militant below And love prevaileth!
To the triumphant raised.

No longer faith and hope
2 There sits the princely company

We need to bear us up,
Of those, who did surrender,

Love never faileth,
For Jesus' sake, most willingly 6 See, how the victors go

Their lives and worldly grandeur: In raiment white as snow,
Undaunted meeting fire and sword, With glory crowned!

No toils too great esteemed, He grants to them, thro' grace,
If they to preach his precious word Around his throne a place,

By him were worthy deemed. On whom death frowned.

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7 The Bridegroom now appears,

With joy I for him wait; He wipes off all our tears,

Who knows but I this day may leave And ends all sadness;

the body, To him I had resign'd

Calld forth to meet the Bridegroom: Myself, and now am join'd

may he find me ready; In perfect gladness.

I long to be with him at home; 8. O Lord, grant my request,

Come soon, O come! To be in heav'n at rest,

4 O happy lot! When 'tis thy pleasure ;

To live with Christ, our Saviour, Then, to eternity,

There to behold his countenance for I ne'er shall parted be

In songs of joy

[ever'; From thee, my Treasure.

His holy name to praise ;

To thank him for our blessed consum9 At thy thro'-pierced feet I'll humbly take my seat,

mation, There's heav'n's enjoyment:

And yiew his wounds, those pledges To give thee thanks and praise,

of complete salvation, For all thy love and grace,

All pain and sorrow then forgot;
Be my employment.

O happy lot!
10 While here, I live by faith,
Relying on thy death,
For thou'rt

Saviour;
my

T, 149 There I shall sweetly rest,

O HOW excellent and fair, Reclining on thy breast,

Great beyond all measure,
In
peace

for
ever.

Will to us our lot appear,

And how rich our treasure, 984. T. 136.

When we see-bodily
My Lord and God!

Our beloved Saviour,
Who hast for me atoned, [ed; As he is for ever!
And in death's agony for me hast groan- 2 Countless hosts before God's throne,
I weep for joy,

(Where the Lamb resideth,
And raise my feeble song,
For both in life and death this meditation And, as God and Man, his own

To life's fountain guideth,) Proves unto me a sweet and strength

Now

possess--perfect bliss, ning consolation ;

Which to us is wanting, My pardon's sealed with thy blood,

And for which we're panting. My Lord! my God! 2 The time will come,

3 What here sickness, sighs and groans,

There will When endless consolation [salvation.

prove

victorious; Will be their lot, who wait for Christ's Earthly here are sown our bones, “I am redeem'd,"

They shall rise most glorious ; Saith a believing heart; [endeth, Death and woemev'ry foe “Ev'n herethe Lord, whose mercy never Which us here annoyed,

. Wipes oft my tears away, and all my There will be destroyed. steps attendeth;

4. May this ever blessed hope The time, to be with him at home, Fill our hearts with gladness, At last will come.”

And, 'midst weakness, hear us up, 3. Come soon, O come,

Till from sin and sadness
Ye hours, wherein for ever, favor We shall be-wholly free,
With hosts of saints I too shall have the And above for ever
To see my Lord!

Praise our gracious Saviour.

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