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Away pale dreams, dim shadows fly;
Lo, Jesus lightens from on high. 2. Now let the sluggard soul arise,
That, sunk in guilt, and wounded lies;
Bright beams the new-born Morning Star. 3. Behold the Lamb, sent down below Freely to pay
the debt we owe; (), let us all with tears most due,
For that His dear-bought pardon sue. 4. That, when once more His light unfurl'a
With terror girds the trembling world,
not utmost vengeance take,
To God the Son, all glory be;
“ Behold He cometh with clouds; and every eye shall see Him."-Rev. i 7. 4 LO! He comes with clouds descending,
Once on earth for sinners slain ;
Robed in dreadful majesty ;
3. See the Saviour, long expected,
Now in solemn pomp appear !
High on Thine eternal throne !
Come, Lord Jesu,
“ Then shall appear the sign of the Son of Man in heaven."-S. Matt. xxiv. 30.
“That day is a day of wrath, a day of trouble and distress, a day of wasteness and desolation, a day of darkness and gluominess, a day of clouds and thick darkness.”—Zeph. i. 15. +5 DAY of wrath, that awful day,
Shall the banner'd Cross display, Earth in ashes melt away! 2. O the shrinking, quiv'ring fear,
When the Judge is drawing near
To the reckoning stern and clear! 3. At th' unearthly trump's command,
Heard in graves of ev'ry land,
All before the Throne must stand. 4. Death and time shall stand aghast,
And creation, at the blast,
+ See also No. 149.
* 5. Then the volume shall be spread,
And the writing shall be read,
Which shall judge the quick and dead. * 6. When the Judge is thron'd on high,
Guilty secrets open lie,
Nought from vengeance then can fly. 7. What shall then the sinner plead?
Whọ for me will intercede,
When the righteous scarce is freed ? 8. King of dreadful Majesty,
Author of salvation free,
Fount of pity, save Thou me. 9. Call to mind, O Saviour dear,
How I caused Thy sojourn here,
Lose me not when doom is near. 10. Thou wast faint in seeking me,
Thou didst buy me on the tree,
Shall such anguish fruitless be? * 11. Righteous Judge, before the day
When too late for grace to pray,
Cancel what I ne'er can pay. * 12. O'er my crimes I guilty groan,
Blush to think what I have done;
Spare Thy suppliant, Holy One. * 13. Her that sinn'd Thy love set free,
Heark’ned to the robber's plen,
Hope vouchsafing e'en to me. * 14. Nought of Thee my prayers can claim;
Jesus is Thy loving name!
Save me from the deathless fame. * The-Stanzas marked thus may be omitted in Singing.
* 15. Let me with Thy sheep find grace
Sever'd from the guilty race,
On the right appoint my place. * 16. When the lost, confounded, fly,
Doom'd to flames that never die,
Call me with the blest on high. 17. Suppliant, Lord, to Thee I bend,
From the dust my groans ascend,
Care for me at my last end.
Day of weeping, day of dread!
Spare, O God, in mercy spare. 19. Lord all-loving, Jesu blest, Grant Thine everlasting rest !
“And when these things begin to come to pass, then look up, and lift up your heads ; for your redemption draweth. nigh."-S. Luke, xxi. 28. 6 THE Lord shall come, the earth shall quake,
The mountains to their centre shake;
The stars withdraw their feeble light.
As once in lowliness He came,
A weary Man, and full of woes.
And trumpet sounding loud and long;
4. Can this be He Who wont to stray
A pilgrim on the world's highway,
The Nazarene, the Crucified ?
“ Rocks hide us, mountains on us fall,”
Shall joyful sing, “ The Lord is come !" 6. To Him Who comes the world to free,
To God the Son, all glory be;
“ Behold, I send My messenger before Thy face, which shall prepare Thy way before Thee."-S. Luke, vii. 27. 7 ON Jordan's bank the Baptist's cry
Announces that the Lord is nigh;
Glad tidings from the King of kings.
And furnish'd for so great a Guest !
For Christ to come and enter there. 3. For Thou art our Salvation, Lord,
Our Refuge, and our sure Reward;
And wither like a flower decay'd. 4. Stretch forth Thine hand to heal our sore,
And make us rise to fall no more;