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115 The Lord God Omnipotent reigneth.-Rev. xix. 6. [D. 78.
1 Hark! the song of Jubilee,

Loud as mighty thunders roar;
Or the fulness of the sea,
When it breaks

upon

the shore.
Hallelujah! for the Lord

God omnipotent shall reign:
Hallelujah! let the word

Echo round the earth and main. 2 Hallelujah !-hark.! the sound,

From the centre to the skies,
Wakes above, beneath, around,

All creation's harmonies :
See Jehovah's banners furl'd,

Sheathed his sword: he speaks-'tis cone;
And the kingdoms of this world

Are the kingdoms of his Son. 3 He shall reign from pole to pole

With illimitable sway;
He shall reign, when, like a scroll,

Yonder heavens have pass'd away.
Then the end : beneath his rod

Man's last enemy shall fall :
Hallelujah! Christ in God,

God in Christ, is all in all.
116 Let the hills be joyful together before the Lord, [6s. 8s.

for he cometh.-Ps. xcviii. 8, 9. 1 Hills of the North, rejoice,

River and mountain spring,
Hark to the advent voice,

Valley and lowland, sing:
Though absent long, your Lord is nigh;

He judgment brings and victory. 2 Isles of the Southern seas,

Deep in your coral caves
Pent be each warring breeze,

Lull’d be your restless waves :

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He comes to reign with boundless sway,

And make your wastes his great highway. 3 Lands of the East, awake,

Soon shall your sons be free;
The sleep of ages break,

And rise to liberty.
On your far hills, long cold and gray,

Has dawn'd the everlasting day. 4 Shores of the utmost West,

Ye that have waited long,
Unyisited, unblest,

Break forth to swelling song:
High raise the note, that Jesus died,

Yet lives and reigns, the Crucified. 5 Shout while ye journey home,

Songs be in every mouth;
Lo, from the North we come,

From East, and West, and South.
City of God, the bond are free :
We come to live and reign in thee."

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117 Pray for us, that the word of the Lord may have [6s. As.

free course. -2 Thess. iii. 1.
1 LORD of all power and might,
Father of love and light,

Speed on thy Word :
O let the Gospel sound
All the wide world around,
Wherever man is found;

God speed his Word.
2 Hail, blessed Jubilee:
Thine, Lord, the glory be;

Hallelujah!
Thine was the mighty plan,
From thee the work began;
Away with praise of man,

Glory to God!

3 Lo, what embattled foes,
Stern in their hate, oppose

God's holy Word :
One for his truth we stand,
Strong in his own right hand,
Firm as a martyr-band;

God shield his Word.
4 Onward shall be our course,
Despite of fraud or force ;

God is before;
His word ere long shall run
Free as the noon-day sun ;
His
purpose

must be done :-
God bless his Word.

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God said, Let there be light, and there was

light.-Gen. i. 3.
1 Thou, whose almighty word
Chaos and darkness heard,

And took their flight,
Hear us, we humbly pray,
And, where the Gospel's day
Sheds not its glorious ray,

Let there be light.
2 Thou, who didst come to bring
On thy redeeming wing

Healing and sight,
Health to the sick in mind,
Sight to the inly blind,
O now, to all mankind,

Let there be light.
3 Spirit of truth and love,
Life-giving holy Dove,

Speed forth thy flight:
Move on the water's face,
Bearing the lamp of grace,
And in earth's darkest place

Let there be light.

4 Holy and Blessèd Three,
Glorious Trinity,

Wisdom, Love, Might,
Boundless as ocean's tide,
Rolling in fullest pride,
Through the world, far and wide,

Let there be light.

Lent: Penitential Hymns.

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119 Him that cometh unto me I will in no wise cast [C.M.

out.—John vi. 37.
1 APPROACH, my soul, the mercy-seat,

Where Jesus answers prayer ;
There humbly fall before his feet,

For none can perish there.
2 Thy promise is my only plea,

With this I venture nigh:
Thou callest burden’d souls to thee,

And such, O Lord, am I.
3 Bow'd down beneath a load of sin,

By Satan sorely press'd,
By war without, and fears within,

I come to thee for rest.
4 Be thou my shield and hiding-place,

That, shelter'd near thy side,
I may my fierce accuser face,

And tell him, thou hast died.
5 O wondrous love, to bleed and die,

To bear the cross and shame,
That guilty sinners, such as I,

Might plead thy gracious name.°

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120 I have surely heard Ephraim bemoaning hin- [C.M.

self.Jer. xxxi. 18.
1 O LORD, turn not thy face from me,

Who lie in woeful state,
Lamenting all my sinful life

Before thy mercy-gate;
2 A gate which opens wide to those

That do lament their sin;
Shut not that gate against me, Lord,

But let me enter in.
3 I need not to confess my life

To thee, who best can tell
What I have been ; and what I am,

I know thou know'st it well.
4 So come I to thy mercy-gate,

Where mercy doth abound,
Imploring pardon for my sin,

To heal my deadly wound.
5 O Lord, I need not to repeat

The comfort I would have :
Thou know'st, O Lord, before I ask

The blessing I do crave.
6 Mercy, good Lord, mercy I ask;

This is the total sum ;
For mercy, Lord, is all my suit,

Lord, let thy mercy come.

121 He healeth the broken in heart.--Ps. cxlvii. 3. [C.M. 1 WHEN, wounded sore, the stricken soul

Lies bleeding and unbound,
One only hand, a piercèd hand,

Can salve the sinner's wound.
2 When sorrow swells the laden breast,

And tears of anguish flow,
One only heart, a broken heart,

Can feel the sinner's woe.

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