4 His anger is but short; his love,

which is our life, hath certain stay; Grief may continue for a night,

but joy returns with rising day! 5 Then what I vow'd in my distress,

in happier hours I now will give, And strive, that in my grateful verse

his praises may for ever live. 6 To Father, Son, and Holy Ghost,

the blest and undivided Three, The one sole Giver of all life,

glory and praise for ever be.


Funeral Consolations. 1 TTEAR what the voice from heaven declares

to those in Christ who die!
66 Releas'd from all their earthly cares,

“they reign with him on high."
2 Then why lament departed friends,

or shake at death's alarms? Death's but the servant Jesus sends

to call us to his arms.
3 If sin be pardon'd we're secure,

death hath no sting beside;
The law gave sin its strength and power;

but Christ, our ransom, died!
4 The graves of all his saints he bless'd,

when in the grave he lay;
And, rising thence, their hopes he rais'd

to everlasting day!
5 Then joyfully, while life we have,

to Christ, our life, we'll sing,
" Where is thy victory, O grave?
and where, O death, thy sting?"

Christ's Commission to preach the Gospel. St. Matt.

chap. x. 1 NO forth, ye Heralds, in my name,

sweetly the Gospel trumpet sound; The glorious Jubilee proclaim,

where'er the human race is found. 2 The joyful news to all impart,

and teach them where salvation lies; With care bind up the broken heart,

and wipe the tears from weeping eyes. 3 Be wise as serpents where you go,

but harmless as the peaceful dove, And let your heaven-taught conduct show that ye're commission'd from above.



4 Freely from me ye have receiv'd,

freely, in love, to others give;
Thus shall your doctrines be believ'd,
and, by your labours, sinners live.

The same Commission, from St. Mark xvi. 15, fc.

and from St. Matt. xxiii. 18, &c. 1 66 10 Go ”

“ bid the whole earth my grace receive; “ Explain to them my sacred Word,

“ bid them believe, obey, and live. 2 “ I'll make my great commission known,

" and ye shall prove my Gospel true, “ By all the works that I have done, 6 and all the wonders

ye shall do. 3 “Go heal the sick, go raise the dead,

cast out devils in my name; “ Nor let my Prophets be afraid,

“though Greeks reproach, and Jews blaspheme. 4 “ While thus ye follow my commands,

“ I'm with you till the world shall end; “ All power is trusted in my hands;

“I can destroy, and can defend." 5 He spake, and light shone round his head;

on a bright cloud to heaven he rode; They to the farthest nations spread

the grace of their ascended God.






ADVENT. The Coming and Office of Christ. Luke iv. 18, 19. 1 HA TARK! the glad sound, the Saviour comes,

the Saviour promised long! Let every heart prepare a throne,

and every voice a song. 2 On him the spirit, largely pour’d,

exerts his sacred fire; Wisdom and might, and zeal and love

his holy breast inspire. 3 He comes, the pris'ners to release,

in Satan's bondage held,

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The gates of brass before him burst,

the iron fetters yield. 4 He comes, from thickest films of vice

to clear the mental ray; And on the eyes oppress'd with night,

to pour celestial day. 5 He comes, the broken heart to bind,

the bleeding soul to cure, And with the treasures of his grace, t' enrich the humble

poor. 6 Our glad Hosannas, Prince of Peace,

thy welcome shall proclaim; And heaven's eternal arches ring with thy beloved name.


EPIPHANY. The Blessedness of Gospel Times; or, the Revela

tion of Christ to Jews and Gentiles. Isa. y. 2,

7---10. Matt, xiii. 16, 17. 1 OW

beauteous are their feet who stand on Zion's hill; Who bring salvation on their tongues,

and words of peace reveal! 2 How charming is their voice!

how sweet their tidings are!
Zion, behold thy Saviour-King,

“ he reigns and triumphs here." 3 How happy are our ears

that hear this joyful sound, Which kings and prophets waited for,

and sought, but never found ! 4 How blessed are our eyes

that see this heavenly light! Prophets and kings desired it long,

but died without the sight! 5 The watchmen join their voice,

and tuneful notes employ, Jerusalem breaks forth in songs,

and deserts learn the joy. 6 The Lord makes bare his arm

through all the earth abroad! Let every nation now behold their Saviour and their God.

Christ dying, rising, and reigning.
1 E dies! the Friend of sinners dies!

Lo! Salem's daughters weep around !
A solemn darkness veils the skies!
A sudden trembling shakes the ground!


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2 Come saints, and drop a tear or two

For him who groan'd beneath your load;
He shed a thousand drops for you,

A thousand drops of richer blood!
3 Here's love and grief beyond degree;

The Lord of glory dies for men!
But lo! what sudden joys we see!

Jesus, the dead, revives again!
4 The rising God forsakes the tomb!

Up to his Father's court he flies;
Cherubic legions guard him home,

And shout him welcome to the skies !
5 Break off your tears, ye saints, and tell

How high our great Deliv'rer reigns;
Sing how he spoil'd the hosts of hell,

And led the tyrant death in chains !
6 Say, “Live for ever, glorious King,

“ Born to redeem, instruct and save!'' Then ask---" O death, where is thy sting! “ And where thy victory, O grave!

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Christ's Ascension. Psalm xxiv. 7. 1 UR Lord is risen from the dead,

Our Jesus is gone up on high; The powers of hell are captive led,

Dragg'd to the portals of the sky. 2 There his triumphal chariot waits,

And angels chant the solemn lay;
“ Lift up your heads, ye heavenly gates!
“ Ye everlasting doors, give way!

19 3 Loose all your bars of massy light,

And wide unfold the radiant scene;
He claims those mansions as his right,

Receive the King of Glory in.
4 “ Who is the King of Glory, who ?

The Lord that all his foes o'ercame,
The world, sin, death, and hell o'erthrew,

And Jesus is the conqueror's name. 5 Lo! his triumphant chariot waits,

And angels chant the solemn lay,
“ Lift up your heads, ye heavenly gates!

“ Ye everlasting doors, give way!"
6 “ Who is the King of Glory, who ?”

The Lord of boundless power possest,
The King of saints and angels too,
God over all, for ever blest!

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The Penitent's Supplication. 1 THOU that hear'st when sinners cry,

Though all my crimes before thee lie, Behold them not with angry look,

But blot their mem'ry from thy book. 2 Create my nature pure within,

And form my soul averse to sin:
Let thy good Spirit ne'er depart,

Nor hide thy presence from my heart. 3 I cannot live without thy light,

Cast out and banish'd from thy sight;
Thine holy joys, my God, restore,

And guard me that I fall no more.
4 Though I have griev'd thy Spirit, Lord,
Thy help and comfort still afford

li And let a wretch come near thy throne,

To plead the merits of thy Son.
5 A broken heart, my God, my King,

Is all the sacrifice I bring;
The God of grace will ne'er despise

A broken heart for sacrifice.
6 My soul lies humbled in the dust,

And owns thy dreadful sentence just;
Look down, O Lord, with pitying eye,

And save the soul condemn’d to die.
7 Then will I teach the world thy ways;

Sinners shall learn thy sov'reign grace;
I'll lead them to my Saviour's blood,

And they shall praise a pard’ning God. 8 O may thy love inspire my tongue,

Salvation shall be all my song;
And all my powers shall join to bless
The Lord, my strength and righteousness.



Jer. iii. 22. Hos. xiv. 4. 1 ITOW oft, alas ! this wretched heart

has wander'd from the Lord ! How oft my roving thoughts depart,

forgetful of his word! 2 Yet sovoreign mercy calls, “ Return;!?

dear Lord, and may I come! My vile ingratitude I mourn;

O take the wanderer home. 3 And canst thou; wilt thou yet forgive,

and bid my crimes remove? And shall a pardon'd rebel live

to speak thy wondrous love?


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