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For these, for all Thy saints Thy Name
We laud, and pray that we,
As they have followed Thee.
Commemoration of Apostles. “ Their sound went into all the earth, and their words unto the ends of the world." 155 THE LORD's eternal gifts,
The Apostles' mighty praise,
Sing we in joyful lays.
Triumphant chiefs of war,
True lights for evermore.
And quenchless hope's pure glow,
The world's fell tyrant low.
In them the Son o'ercame,
And filled their hearts with flame.
And SPIRIT, glory be ;
Through all eternity.
“ Who maketh the clouds His chariot and walketh upon the wings of the wind ; He maketh His angels spirits, and His mi. nisters a flaming fire.” 156.
And Judge of the earth,
The weak and the poor;
To frail earthen vessels
And things of no worth, Entrusting T'hy riches
Which aye shall endure: Those vessels soon fail,
Though full of Thy light, They at Thy decree
Are broken and gone ; Then brightly appeareth
The Arm of Thy might, As through the clouds breaking
The lightnings have shone. Like clouds are they borne
To do Thy great will, And swift as the wind
About the world go; All full of Thy Godhead
While earth lieth still,
The waters o'erflow.
It is CHRIST the LORD!
His citadels fall!
Went forth at Thy word,
The Canaanite's wall. O loud be Thy trump,
And stirring the sound To rouse us, O LORD,
From sin's deadly sleep; May lights which Thou kindlest
In darkness around, The dull soul awaken
Her vigils to keep. All glory to Thee
Who art hid from sight,
Yet fillest with love
The vast infinite;
As One, and yet Three,
Thy glory to see.
“O worship the LORD in the beauty of holiness, let the whole earth stand in awe of Him.
Tell it out among the heathen that the LORD is King."
157. YE captains of a Heavenly host,
Ye princes of a Heavenly hall,
And judges at its funeral.
With tidings of eternal youth,
Emerging with the lamp of truth.
No rebel hosts with steel to tame,
Nought but the lowly cross of shame.
The world's long stern captivity,
Whose yoke alone is liberty.
By God's mysterious presence led ;
Like morn upon the mountains spread.
All glory be as was of old,
His saying glory to behold.
Commemoration of Evangelists. “ Behold upon the mountains the feet of him that bringeth good tidings, that publisheth peace.” 158. CHRIST's everlasting messengers,
Who from the opening skies,
And sow with mysteries ;
Behind the shadowy screen,
With not a veil between.
Which man as God hath done,
Who see the circling sun.
One Spirit sways you all ;
Hear now that living call.
All glory be to Thee,
Thy wondrous light to see.
Commemoration of Apostles and Evangelists
in the Paschal Season. “And ye now therefore have sorrow : but I will see you again, and your heart shall rejoice, and your joy no man taketh from you.' 159. The Apostles wept with hearts forlorn
The Bridegroom to the burial borne,
“ The LORD, His own full speedily
Unceasing Paschal gladness be;
The new-born sons of life set free.
And Son, Who from the dead art raised,
One God, through endless ages praised.
“And with great power gave'the Apostles witness of the re. suurrection of the LORD JESUS : and great peace was upon them all."
160. Now daily shines the sun more fair,
Recalling that blest time,
In radiant light sublime.
Like stars divinely glow;
Throughout the world they go.
Our inmost hearts possess ;
Thy Name for ever bless.
Of sin ; and deign to be
Of all new-born in Thee.