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  • China:
    4. Then he arose, ascended high,
    To show our feet the way,
    Up to the Lord our souls shall fly,
    At the great rising day.

    5. Then let the last loud trumpet sound,
    And bid our kindred rise,
    Awake ye nations underground,
    Ye saints ascend the skies.
  • Dove of Peace:
    4. 'Twas on Ambition's craggy hill,
    The Bird of Peace might stray;
    I sought her there, tho' vainly still,
    She never flew that way.

    5. Faith smiled and shed a silent tear,
    To see my search around,
    Then whisper'd, "I will tell you where
    The Dove may yet be found.

    6. "By meek Religion's humble cot,
    She builds her downy nest;
    Go, seek that sweet secluded spot,
    And win her to your breast"
  • Green Fields:
    2. His name yields the richest perfume,
    And sweeter than music his voice;
    His presence disperses my gloom,
    And makes all within me rejoice;
    I should, were he always thus nigh,
    Have nothing to wish or to fear;
    No mortal so happy as I,
    My summer would last all the year.

    3. Content with beholding his face,
    My all to his pleasure resigned,
    No changes of seasons or place
    Would make any change in my mind!
    While bless'd with a sense of his love,
    A palace a toy would appear;
    And prisons would palaces prove,
    If Jesus would dwell with me there.

    4. Dear Lord, if indeed I am thine,
    If thou are my sun and my song,
    Say why do I languish and pine,
    And why are my winters so long!
    O drive these dark clouds from my sky,
    Thy soul-cheering presence restore,
    Or take me unto thee on high,
    Where winter and clouds are no more.
  • Idumea:
    4. Waked by the trumpet's sound
    I from my grave shall rise
    And see the Judge with glory crowned
    And see the flaming skies
  • In that Morning:
    3. I have some friends before me gone,
    And we'll all shout together in that morning;
    I am determined to follow on,
    And we'll all shout together in that morning;
    In that morning...etc.

    4. Behold the Saviour on the tree
    And we'll all shout together in that morning;
    He died for you, I hope for me.
    And we'll all shout together in the morning;
    In that morning... etc.
  • Lovely Vine:
    2. Its circling branches rise,
    And shade the neighbouring lands;
    With lovely charms she spreads her arms,
    With clusters in her hands.

    3. This city can't be hid.
    It's built upon a hill,
    The dazzling light it shines so bright,
    It doth the valleys fill.

    4. Ye trees which lofty stand,
    And stars with sparkling light;
    Ye Christians hear, both far and near,
    'Tis joy to see the light.

    5. Shall feeble nature sing,
    And Man not join the lays?
    O may their throats be swelled with notes,
    And filled with songs of praise.

    6. Glory to God on high,
    For His redeeming Grace;
    The blessed Dove came from above,
    To save our ruined race.
  • Northfield:
    2. From the third heaven where God resides,
    That holy happy place,
    The New Jerusalem comes down,
    Adorned with shining grace.

    3. Lo, what a glorious sight appears
    To our believing eyes;
    The earth and sea are pass'd away
    And the old rolling skies!

    4. His own soft hand shall wipe the tears
    From every weeping eye
    And pains and groans and doubts and fears
    And death itself shall die.
  • Parting Hand: (the words are actually on page186)
    2. How sweet the hours have pass'd away
    Since we have met to sing and pray;
    How loath we are to leave the place
    Where Jesus shows his smiling face.
    O could I stay with friends so kind,
    How would it cheer my drooping mind!
    But duty makes me understand
    That we must take the parting hand.
  • Tender Care:
    2. Unnumbered comforts on my soul
    Thy tender care bestowed
    Before my infant heart conceived
    From whence those comforts flowed
    When in the slipp'ry paths of youth
    With heedless steps I ran
    Thine arm, unseen ,conveyed me safe
    And led me up to man.
  • Windham:
    4. Lord let not all my hopes be vain,
    Create my heart entirely new,
    Which hypocrites could ne'er attain,
    Which false apostates never knew.
  • Zion:
    2. Has thy night been long and mournful?
    Have thy friends unfaithful proved?
    Have thy foes been proud and scornful?
    By thy sighs and tears unmoved?
    (x2) Cease thy mourning
           Zion still is well beloved.

    3. God, thy God, will now restore thee!
    He himself appears thy friend;
    All thy foes shall flee before thee.
    Here their boasts and triumphs end.
    (x2) Great deliv'rance
           Zion's King will surely send

    4. Peace and joy shall now attend thee,
    All thy warfare now be past;
    God my Savior will defend thee,
    Victory is thine at last;
    (x2) All thy conflicts
           End in everlasting rest.
  • Angels Singing:
    2. Hear them tell the wondrous story;
    Hear them chant in hymns of joy,
    "Glory in the highest - glory!
    Glory be to God most high!

    3. "Peace on earth, good-will from heaven,
    Reaching far as man is found,
    Souls redeemed, and sins forgiven,"
    Loud our golden harps shall sound.

    4. "Christ is born, the great Anointed;
    Heaven and earth his praises sing;
    O, receive whom God appointed,
    For your Prophet, Priest, andKing."

    5. Haste, ye mortals, to adore him;
    Learn his name, and taste his joy'
    Till in heaven ye sing before him,
    "Glory be to God most high!"
  • Sherburne:
    2. 'Fear not,' said he (for mighty dread
    Had seized their trouble mind);
    'Glad tidings of great joy I bring
    To you and all mankind.

    3. 'To you, in David's town, this day
    Is born of David's line
    The Saviour, who is Christ the Lord;
    And this shall be the sign:

    4. 'The heav'nly Babe you there shall find
    To human view displayed,
    All meanly wrapped in swathing bands,
    And in a manger laid.'

    5. Thus spake the seraph; and forthwith
    Appear'd a shining throng
    Of Angels praising God, who thus
    Address'd their joyful song:

    6. All glory be to God on high,
    And on the earth be peace,
    Good will henceforth from heaven to man
    Begin and never cease.






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