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2 “ Come unto me, dear children,

And I will give you light.”
Oh, loving voice of Jesus,

Which comes to cheer the night!
Our hearts were fill’d with sadness,

And we had lost our way,
But morning brings us gladness,

And songs the break of day.
3.“ Come unto me, ye fainting,

And I will give you life.”
Oh, peaceful voice of Jesus,

Which comes to end our strife!
The foe is stern and eager,

The fight is fierce and long;
But thou hast made us mighty,

And stronger than the strong.
4 “ And whosoever cometh,

I will not cast him out.”
Oh, patient voice of Jesus,

Which drives away our doubt!
Which calls us, very sinners,

Unworthy though we be
Of love so free and boundless,

To come, dear Lord, to thee.

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346 The Spirit and the Bride say, Come. [S.M.

Rev. xxii. 17. 1 The Spirit in our hearts

Is whispering, Sinner, come:
The Bride, the church of Christ, proclaims

To all her children, Come. 2 Let him that heareth say

To all about him, Come:
Let him that thirsts for righteousness,

To Christ, the fountain, come.

3 Yea, whosoever will,

O let him freely come,
And freely drink the stream of life;

'Tis Jesus bids him come.
4 Lo, Jesus, who invites,

Declares, I quickly come.
Lord, even so we wait thine hour:

O blest Redeemer, come.

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347 There is hope in thine end, that thy children [S.M.

shał come again.-Jer. xxxi. 17. 1 GLORY to thee, O Lord,

Who from this world of sin,
By the fierce monarch's ruthless sword

Those precious ones didst win. 2 Glory to thee, O Lord;

For now, all grief unknown,
They wait in patience their reward,

the martyr's heavenly crown. 3 Baptized in their own blood,

Earth's untried perils o'er,
They pass'd unconsciously the flood,

And safely gain’d the shore. 4 Glory to thee, for all

The ransom'd infant band,
Who since that hour have heard thy call,

And reach'd the quiet land. 5 O that our hearts within,

Like theirs, were pure and bright;

O that, as free from wilful sin,

We shrank not from thy sight!
6 Lord, help us every hour

Thy cleansing grace to claim;
In life to glorify thy power,

In death to praise thy name.'


348 They brought him to Jerusalem, to present him [8s. 78.

to the Lord.—Luke ii. 22.
1 In his temple now behold him;

See the long-expected Lord :
Ancient prophets had foretold him;

God hath now fulfill'd his word.
Now to praise him his redeemed

Shall break forth with one accord.
2 In the arms of her who bore him,

Virgin pure, behold him lie;
While his agèd saints adore him,

Ere in perfect faith they die.
Hallelujah! Hallelujah !

Lo, the incarnate God Most High.
3 Jesu, by thy presentation,

Thou who didst for us endure,
Make us see thy great salvation,

Seal us with thy promise sure;
And present us in thy glory

To thy Father, cleansed and pure.
4 Prince and Author of salvation,

Be thy boundless love our theme:
Jesu, praise to thee be given

By the world thou didst redeem,
With the Father and the Spirit,

Lord of majesty supreme. Amen.

349 Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see [S.M.

God.-Matt. v. 8.
1. Bless'd are the pure in heart,

For they shall see our God:
The secret of the Lord is theirs,

Their soul is Christ's abode.
2 The Lord, who left the heavens

Our life and peace to bring,
To dwell in lowliness with men,

Their pattern and their king:
3 He to the lowly soul

Doth still himself impart,
And for his dwelling and his throne,

Chooseth the pure in heart.
4 Lord, we thy presence seek;

May ours this blessing be;
Give us a pure and lowly heart,

A temple meet for thee.


350 A virgin shall conceive and bear a Son, and shull[Sıx 8s.

call his name Emmanuel.-Isa. vii. 14.
1 O SAVIOUR, who in love didst take

A human body, for our sake;
To share with us the griefs of life,
Its watchings, weariness, and strife
All that belongs to man, but sin,

Thou didst this day thyself begin.
2 Saviour of infants, thou didst rest,

Helpless, upon thy mother's breast;
Saviour of children, thou didst play,
And grow beside her, day by day,
All human life to soothe and save,

Up from the cradle to the grave.
3 Saviour, as low as thou didst bend

From heaven to be the sinner's friend,

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So high our nature lift with thine,
Till human things become divine,
And thy eternal love once more

God's image to the soul restore.
4 And when we cling too close to earth,

Forgetful of our heavenly birth.
And for the love of its poor dross,
Despise thy crown or shun thy cross,
O let this festal day reprove
Such wrong to thine incarnate love.s



351 Be ye followers of them who through faith and [S.M.

patience inherit the promises.---Heb. vi. 12.
1 For all thy saints, O Lord,

Who strove in thee to live,
Who follow'd thee, obey'd, adored,

Our grateful hymn receive.
2 For all thy saints, O Lord,

Accept our thankful cry;
Who counted thee their great reward

And strove in thee to die.
3 They all, in life and death,

With thee their Lord in view,
Learn'd from thy Holy Spirit's breath

To suffer and to do.
4 For this thy name we bless,

And humbly pray that we
May follow them in holiness,

And live and die in thee.

352 The armies in heaven followed hinz. [D.C.M.

Rev. xix. 14.
1 The Son of God goes forth to war,

A kingly crown to gain;
His blood-red banner streams afar,

Who follows in his train ?

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