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127.* T. 185. WHEN I visit Jesus' grave in spirit,
MOST holy Lord and God!
I can life and strength obtain : Holy and most merciful Saviour !
Lose the comforts from thy death!
Have mercy, O Lord !
VI. Of the Resurrection of Christ from the Grave.
4 How great and wondrous was the CHRIST Jesus was to death abas'd
Life was by death assailed! (strife,
But Jesus Christ, the Prince of life, Because of our transgression; O'er sin and death prevailed; But now for us, by being rais'd,
He triumph'd over them in death, Hath gain'd life and salvation. 'Tis this should prompt us to rejoice,
And we are conqu’rors too by faith
In Christ our risen Saviour.
5 He is the blessed Paschal Lamb, 2 By none of all the human race By God himself appointed:
Could death and hell be foiled; The prophets all aloud proclaim Sin render'd all men weak and base, That he is the Anointed.
All ruin'd were and spoiled; If on our hearts his blood appear, Death having enter'd by the fall, We're freed from death's enslaving fear, Bore sway and was entail'd on all; Subdu'd is that destroyer.
All sinners are by nature. '3 But Jesus Christ, the Son of God, 6 This is the day the Lord hath made
In love and great compassion, To lively hopes to raise us : To free us from sin’s galling load, Let heav'n rejoice, let earth be glad, Appeard in human fashion:
And join to sing his praises : He hath destroy'd sin's pow'r & claim, For Christ, our everlasting light, And left death nothing but the name; Dispels the clouds of sin's dark night, Its sting can't hurt believers, And all the pow'rs of darkness.
7 The bread of life we eat in faith 16 His resurrection's pow'r divine, Is Jesus Christ our Saviour,
By grace on us bestow'd, Who conquer'd Satan, sin, and death, Renews us, that we dead to sin, And liveth now and ever:
May live alone to God: Our souls desire no other food, Thus we, supported by his might, But our Redeemer's flesh and blood, From strength to strength proceed; Which gives us life eternal. And, walking in his truth and light,
Praise him in word and deed. 131.*
7 In all we do, constrain'd by love, SING Hallelujah, Christ doth live,
We'll joy to him afford,
And to God's will obedient prove And peace on earth restore ! Come, ransom'd souls, and glory give,
Thro' Jesus Christ our Lord.
Sing Hallelujah! and adore
On earth the Lamb once slain,
Till we in heav'n shall evermore Who ought unto our charge can lay?
Exalt his name, Amen! 'Tis God that justifies.
132. 2 Who can condemn ? since Christ was BELIEVING souls, rejoice and sing, And ever lives to God; [dead,
Your risen Saviour see, Now our whole debt is fully paid,
And say, “O death, where is thy sting? He saves us by his blood. The ransom'd hosts in earth and heav'n He dy'd your guilty souls to save;
O grave, thy victory?” Thro' countless choirs proclaim " He hath redeem'd us; praise be giv'n Was bury'd in the gloomy grave,
And, dying, conquer'd death; To God and to the Lamb!"
But re-assum'd his breath. 3 God rais'd him up, when he for all 2 Rejoice, your conqu’ring Saviour Had freely tasted death,
He lives, to die no more ; And thus redeem'd us from the fall;
And life eternal freely gives, On this we ground our faith.
Since he our sorrows bore, For God thereby his sacrifice
To all who their lost state bewail; Declar'd, unto his praise,
For Jesus' precious blood An all-sufficient ransom-price
Doth for each contrite soul prevail For Adam's fallen race.
Before the throne of God. 4 The God of peace to guilty man 3 Sing praises to our risen Lord,
Doth pard'ning grace afford, Life, immortality, Since from the dead he brought again And lasting bliss are now restor'd Our Shepherd, Head, and Lord;
For all; for
you That Shepherd who so freely shed Believe the wondrous deed, my soul, His blood for sinners poor ;
Adore his saving name; Who dy'd, but now is ris'n indeed,
Rejoice, ye saints, from pole to pole And lives for evermore.
His love and pow'r proclaim. 5. The God of mercies let us praise, 4 The Prince of life reclir'd his head, Who saveth fallen men,
Expiring on the cross; And by his pow'r which Christdid raise, But now the Lord is ris'n indeed, From death begets again
Is ris'n and lives for us. Us to a lively confidence,
Rejoice, and in the dust adore That wé for Jesus' sake
The Lamb for sinners slain; Shall of that blest inheritance,
He liveth now and evermore, Reserv'd for us, partake.
For evermore to reign.
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He truly tasted death
For wretched fallen men; REJOICE, O church, the Saviour's In bitter pangs resign'd his breath; bride,
But now is ris'n again.
3 He hath himself the keys The resurrection of our King.
Of death, the grave and hell;
His is the victory and praise,
Death now no more I dread,
135. T. 11. 4 Let us then with the heav'nly throng GLORY unto Jesus be! Now join in that eternal song:
From the curse he set us free; • Salvation to our God and King, Whose death did our redemption bring.' All our guilt on him was laid,
He the ransom fully paid.
God's well pleased in his Son;
For he rais'd him from the dead,
Christ now reigns, the church's Head. 6 Thy blood shall wash our garments white
3 His redeem'd his praise show forth, Then we, with all the saints in light, Ever glorying in his worth ; Shall joyful meet our Lord and Head, Angels sing around the throne, We know for us thy blood was shed. “ Thou art worthy, thou alone !" 7 Astonish'd, at thy footstool low, 4 Ye who love him, cease to mourn, With humble gratitude we bow: He will certainly return; Our words can never fully tell All his saints with him shall reign; What in our thankful hearts we feel! Come, Lord Jesus, come! Amen,
Let hope and joy succeed,
" The Lord is ris'n indeed!” The promise is fulfill'd
In Christ our only Head; Justice with mercy's reconcil'd;
He lives who once was dead. 2 The Lord is ris'n again,
Who on the cross did bleed; He lives to die no more, Amen! The Lord is ris'n indeed.
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By his almighty pow'r:
He lives again, to die no more. 2 Children of God, look
Triumphant o'er the tomb:
And soon willcome to take you home.
3 His church is still his joy and crown, Find in our Saviour, day and night, He looks with love and pity down A source of comfort and delight; On her he did redeem:
'Tis this makes life important. Each member of his church he knows, 4 He pardon'd me, like Magdalen, He shares their joysand feels their woes, And they shall ever reign with him. I love him, but (it gives me pain)
I love him, my Preserver!
I love not with such fervor.
When Jesus I shall once behold,
I then shall feel as she of old,
[Saviour ! 2 Behold the great accuser cast, HAIL, all hail, victorious Lord, and The hour of darkness now is past; Thou hast burst the bonds of death! No right to us can Satan claim,
Grant us, as to Mary, that great favor If we believe in Jesus' name.
To embrace thy feet in faith :
Thou hast inourstead the curse endured, 138. T. 14.
And for us eternal life procured ; ON this glad day a brighter scene
Joyful, we with one accord Of glory was display'd
Hail thee as our risen Lord, By God th' eternal Word, than when 2 O thou matchless Source of consolaThe universe was made.
tion, 2 He riseth, who mankind hath bought when a heart-enliv'ning salutation
Scarce thy resting moments end With grief and pain extreme: 'Twas great to speak the world from
To thy children thou dost send; nought,
We would share thy dear disciples? 'Tis greater to redeem.
Thus shall we, with all our heart,
Witness what a Friend thou art !
To Mary show'd his favor,
To assuage his children's grief,
Unto Thomas did appear, His feet with heart-felt joy embrac'd,
To remove his unbelief, [view, And hail'd her risen Master.
“ Come,” he said, “ my nail prints 2 His holy name for ever be
And my side,the spear pierc'd thro';" Adored, bless'd and praised, Bold in faith he then avow'd: That he hath such invariably “ Christ, thou art my Lord, my God!"
, To taste his friendship raised,
2 I would go from pole to pole As Mary Magdalen, and me,
risen Lord; Who nought can boast of, but that he
But content thyself my soul, Hath pardon'd their transgressions.
Listen to thy Saviour's word: 3. How happy feels a contrite heart, They who me by faith receive,
Enjoying Christ's salvation ! Without seeing who believe, Those who have chosen Mary's part Trust my word and thereon rest, And fav'rite occupation,
They abundantly are blest."
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VII. Of the Ascension of Christ; his Sitting at the Right
Hand of God, and interceding for us.
8 O when will the time draw near, SURELY God is present here!
That he, who to heav'n ascended,
Will in majesty appear,
and favor To my spirit doth appear,
By the heav'nly hosts attended!
But we're silentito believe
Is our lot, while here we live,
Unto Christ without cessation, Holy, beloved,
Full of grace, truth and salvation; approved, Look heaven-ward!
2 That he, who ascended Happiness, no tongue can tell. For our salvation, 3 Holy awe pervades my heart, May give you of his grace a sweet When I see my great Creator
Tho' still unseen. Of man's nature taking part,
3 Countenance majestic,
Yet kind and gracious,
We gaze at thee. 4 In the
4 Hark! the Father welcomes
" Come thou, whose pow'rful arm vic-
Till for thy passion,
Thy foes shall at thy footstool with Jesus, gloriously arrayed,
Confess thee Lord." From their longing sight withdraw,
6 At the word of th' Father,
With awe before him
The countless heav'nly hosts fall down,
And homage pay. 6 He ascended up on high,
7 While on earth we tarry, Glorious and with honor crowned, His death and passion Cloth'd in god-like majesty,
We will show forth, and our sanctifiIs at God's right-hand enthroned;
From him derive.
8 With his ransom'd people,
Shall be devoted unto solemn praises
For Jesus' death. Nought essential ever miss,
9 Lamb of God most holy ! Since they share in his salvation ; Praise, honor, blessing,
unseen, he's nigh to all, Be giv'n to God, thro' thee, by all Who in truth upon him call.
possessing Thy saving grace.