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Vinegar, and gall, and reed,

And the pang His soul that freed ;3. These shall ghostly strength restore,

Make our hearts with love run o'er,
In our souls plant virtue's root,

And mature its glorious fruit. 4. Crucified, we Thee adore,

Thee with all our hearts implore,
Us with saintly bands unite

In the realms of heav'nly light.
5. Christ, by faithless hands betrayed,

Christ, for us a captive made,
Christ, upon the bitter tree
Slain for man, be praise to Thee ! Amen


"God forbid that I should glory, save in the Cross of our Lord Jesus Christ.”—Gal. vi. 14. 52 THE Royal Banners forward

go ;. The Cross shines forth in mystic glow, Where He in Flesh, our flesh Who made,

Our sentence boie, our ransom paid.
2. Where deep for us the spear was dyed,

Life's torrent rushing from His side,
To wash us in that precious flood

Where mingled Water flow'd and Blood. 3. Whom prophets sang in heav'nly strain,

A King that should for ever reign,

upon His purple ThroneLet all the earth His sceptre own! 4. Behold the Tree of life and light;

The Tree with royal purple bright;

Elect, on whose triumphal breast

Those holy limbs should find their rest : 5. On whose dear arms, so widely flung,

The weight of this world's ransom hung;
The price of human kind to pay,

And spoil the Spoiler of his prey. 6. To Thee, Eternal Three in One,

Let homage meet by all be done;
Whom by the Cross Thou dost restore,
Preserve and govern evermore! Amen.

“ Behold, I will stand before thee there npon the rock in. Horeb;

and thou shalt smite the rock, and there shall come water out of it, that the people may drink. And Moses did so in the sight of the elders of Israel.”—Exod. xvii. 6.

“ One of the soldiers with a spear pierced His side, and forthwith came thereout Blood and Water."-S.John, xix. 34. 53 ROCK of Ages ! cleft for me,

Let me hide myself in Thee;
Let the Water and the Blood,
From Thy side a bounteous flood,
Be of sin the double cure;

Save from wrath and make me pure. 2. Nothing in my hand I bring,

Only to Thy Cross I cling :
Should my tears for ever flow,
Should my zeal no languor know,
All for sin could not atone;

Thou must save, and Thou alone. 3. While I draw this fleeting breath,

When mine eyelids close in death,
When I soar to worlds unknown,
See Thee on Thy judgment throne;-
Rock of Ages ! cleft for me,
Let me bide myself in Thee.

4. Praise and honour without end

God the Father's Name attend;
God the Son be glorified,
Who for man's redemption died;
Equal adoration be,
Blessed Comforter, to Thee. Amen.

“God forbid that I should glory, save in the Cross of our Lord Jesus Christ."--Gal. vi. 14. 54 WHEN I survey the wondrous Cross

On which the Prince of Glory died, My richest gain I count but loss,

And pour contempt on all my pride. 2. Forbid it, Lord, that I should boast,

Save in the Cross of Christ, my God;
All the vain things that charm me most

I sacrifice them to His Blood. 3. See, from His head, His hands, His feet,

Sorrow and love flow mingled down;
Did e'er such love and sorrow meet,

Or thorns compose so rich a crown? 4. Were the whole realm of nature mine,

That were an off 'ring far too small;
Love so amazing, so divine,

Demands my life, my soul, my all! Amen.

SUNDAY NEXT BEFORE EASTER. “ And the multitudes that went before, and that followed, cried, saying, Hosanna to the Son of David; Blessed is Hé that cometh in the Name of the Lord: Hosanna in the highest."-S. Matt. xxi. 9. 55 GLORY, praise, and honour be,

Christ, our Lord, alone to Thee-
Thee to Whom, their heav'nly King,
Children loud Hosannas sing.

2. Thee the sons of Salem greet,

Thee with palms go forth to meet,
Thee with hymn, and prayer, and vow,

We rejoice to welcome now. 3. On Thy road to suff'ring they

Sought the meed of praise to pay ;
We upraise, O Lord, to Thee,

High enthron’d, our melody.
4. Ours be conquest pure and calm,

Lifted hearts our boughs of palm ;
While our voices sing to Thee

This our song of victory.
5. Honour, glory, love, and praise,

Be, through never-ending days,
To the Father and the Son,

And the Spirit, Three in One! Amen. " He was taken from prison and from judgment.”—Isa. liii. 8. 56 FROM judgment taken, lo, beneath

His own Cross faintly bending,
Jesus, true Isaac, to His death

Is wearily ascending. 2. And now, His hands and feet pierc'd through,

Upon the Cross they raise Him,
Where even now, in distant view,

of faith
3. O wondrous love, that God most high

For man was pleas’d to cherish !
His sinless Son He gave to die,

That sinners might not perish. 4. Our sin's pollution to remove

His Blood was ask'd and given :

surveys Him.

So mighty was the Saviour's love,

So great the wrath of Heaven.
5. Yea, 'tis the Cross that breaks thę rod,

And chain of condemnation,
And makes a league 'twixt man and God

For our entire salvation.
6. O praise the Father, praise the Son,

The Lamb for sinners given,
And Holy Ghost, through Whom alone

Our hearts are rais'd to Heaven. Amen.

“ Behold and see if there be any sorrow like unto My sorrow."-Lam. i. 12.

57 Go to dark Gethsemane,

Ye who feel the Tempter's power;
There your Saviour's conflict see,

Watch with Him one bitter hour !
Turn not from His griefs away,

Learn of Him to watch and pray. 2. See Him in the Judgment-hall,

Bound, and beaten, and arraign'd;
O, the wormwood and the gall!

0, the pangs His soul sustain'd!
Ye that suffer shame or loss

Learn of Christ to bear the Cross. 3. Calvary's mournful hill ascend,

There see grace and justice meet,
Proof of love that knows no end,

God's own Sacrifice complete !
" It is finish'd !” hear Him cry;
Look on Him, and learn to die. Amen,

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