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And, listening to his accents,

May hear, so calm and plain,
His own “All hail !” and, hearing,

May raise the victor-strain.
3 Now let the heavens be joyful,

Let earth her song begin;
Let the round world keep triumph,

And all that is therein ;
Invisible and visible,

Their notes let all things blend,
For Christ the Lord hath risen,

Our Joy that hath no end."

187 A lively hope by the resurrection. [D. 8s. 78.

1 Peter i. 3. 1 HALLELUJAH, Hallelujah! Hearts to heaven and

voices raise ; Sing to God a hymn of gladness, sing to God

a hymn of praise ! He who on the cross a victim for the world's

salvation bled, Jesus Christ, the King of Glory, now is risen

from the dead. 2 Now the iron bars are broken, Christ from

death to life is born, Glorious life, and life immortal, on this holy

Easter morn: Christ has triumph’d, and we conquer by his

mighty enterprise, We with him to life eternal by his resurrection

rise. 3 Christ is risen, Christ the first-fruits of the

holy harvest-field, Which will all its full abundance at his second

coming yield;

Then the golden ears of harvest will their heads

before him wave, Ripen’d by his glorious sunshine, from the

furrows of the grave. 4. Christ is risen; we are risen; shed upon us

heavenly grace, Rain and dew and gleams of glory from the

brightness of thy face, That we, Lord, with hearts in heaven, here on

earth may fruitful be, And by angel-hands be gather'd, and be ever

safe with thee. 5 Hallelujah, Hallelujah! Glory be to God on

high; Hallelujah to the Saviour, who has gain'd the

victory; Hallelujah to the Spirit, Fount of love and

sanctity; Hallelujah, Hallelujah to the Triune Majesty !

Amen.

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Sundays after Easter : the Lord's

Hay. « THIS IS THE DAY WHICH THE LORD HATH MADE :

WE WILL REJOICE AND BE GLAD IN IT.

188 Jesus stood in the nvidst, and saith unto them, [L.M.

Peace be unto you.Johu xx. 19.
1 COME, condescending Saviour, come,

Almighty from the vanquish'd tomb;
Here thine assembled servants bless,

And fill our hearts with sacred
2 O come thyself, most gracious Lord,

With all the joy thy smiles afford;
Reveal the lustre of thy face,
And make us feel thy vital grace.

peace.

3 Enter our hearts, Redeemer blest;

Enter, thou ever-honour'd guest,
Not for one transient hour alone,

But there to fix thy lasting throne.
4 Enter, and make our hearts thy home;

And when our life's last hour is come,
Let us but die as in thy sight,

And death shall vanish in delight. 189 He shall be as the light of the morning, even as [S.M.

a morning without clouds.—2 Sam. xxiji. 4.
) This is the day of light:

Let there be light to-day;
O Dayspring, rise upon our night,

And chase its gloom away.
2 This is the day of rest :

Our failing strength renew;
On weary brain and troubled breast

Shed thou thy freshening dew.
3

This is the day of peace :
Thy peace our spirits fill;
Bid thou the blasts of discord cease ;

The waves of strife be still.
4 This is the day of prayer:

Let earth to heaven draw near
Lift up our hearts to seek thee there;

Come down to meet us here.
5 This is the first of days:

Send forth thy quickening breath,
And wake dead souls to love and praise,

O Vanquisher of death." 190 Save now, I beseech thee, O Lord.-Ps.cxviii. 25. [P.M. 1 HOSANNA to the living Lord !

Hosanna to the incarnate Word!
To Christ, Creator, Saviour, King,
Let earth, let heaven, Hosanna sing:

Hosanna, Lord: Hosanna in the highest! 2 Hosanna, Lord ! thine angels cry;

Hosanna, Lord ! thy saints reply;
Above, beneath us, and around,
The dead and living swell the sound;

Hosanna, Lord : Hosanna in the highest ! 3 O Saviour, with protecting care,

Return to this thy house of prayer;
Assembled in thy sacred name,
Where we thy parting promise claim;

Hosanna, Lord: Hosanna in the highest! 4 But, chiefest, in our cleansèd breast,

Eternal ! bid thy spirit rest;
And make our secret soul to be
A temple pure and worthy thee.

Hosanna, Lord : Hosanna in the highest ! 5 So in the last and dreadful day,

When earth and heaven shall melt away,
Thy flock, redeem'd from sinful stain,
Shall swell the sound of praise again,

Hosanna, Lord: Hosanna in the highest !

191

The Lord's day.- Rev. i. 10.

[7s. 6s. 1 O DAY of rest and gladness,

O day of joy and light,
O balm of care and sadness,

Most beautiful, most bright;
On thee, the high and lowly,

Through ages join'd in tune,
Sing, Holy, Holy, Holy,

To the great God Triune.
2 On thee, at the Creation,

The light first had its birth;
On thee for our salvation

Christ rose from depths of earth;
On thee our Lord victorious

The Spirit sent from heaven;
And thus on thee most glorious

A triple light was given.

3 Thou art a port protected

From storms that round us rise;
A garden intersected

With streams of Paradise ;
Thou art a cooling fountain

In life's dry dreary sand ;
From thee, like Pisgah's mountain,

We view our promised land.
4 To-day on weary nations

The heavenly manna falls ;
To holy convocations

The silver trumpet calls;
Where gospel-light is glowing

With pure and radiant beams;
And living water flowing

With soul-refreshing streams.
5 May we, new graces gaining

From this our day of rest,
Attain the rest remaining

To spirits of the blest.
And there our voice upraising,

To Father and to Son
And Holy Ghost, be praising

Ever the Three in One. Amen,

[S. J

192 A day in thy courts is better than a

thousand.-Ps. Ixxxiv. 10.
1 WELCOME, sweet day of rest,

That saw the Lord arise ;
Welcome to this reviving breast,

And these rejoicing eyes.
2 The King himself comes near,

And feasts his saints to-day;
Here we may seek and see him here,

And love, and praise, and pray.

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