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O Death where is thy sting!
Thanks be unto God, who giveth | us the f victory, Through Jesus Christ our Lord.
O ALL ye works of the Lord, bless ye the Lord!
ve powers of the Lord, bless | ve the | Lord !
and stars of heaven, bless ýe the | Lord ! Praise him, and magnify him for ever. O let the earth | bless the | Lord ! Yea, let it praise him, and magnify | him for lever: ye
children of men, bless / ye the Lord!
ye spirits and souls of the righteous, bless / ye
the Lord ! Praise him, and magnify him for ever.
ye holy and humble men of heart, bless / ye the
SONG OF THE THREE CHILDREN.
WE praise thee, O God:
Thou art the king of glory, O Christ!
Thou sittest at the right hand of God,
O Lord I save thy | people,
vern | them,
Vouch / safe, () | Lord,
O Lord, let thy mercy | lighten up / on us,
93 THE rose is sweet, but it is sur | rounded with
thorns ; The lily of the valley is fragrant, but it springeth 1 up
a mong the brambies. The spring is pleasant, but it is l soon past : The summer is bright, but the winter des / troyetá.
the beauty there of. The rainbow is very glorious, but it soon vanish | eth
ļa / way; Life is good, but it is quickly / swallowed | up in
death. There is a land where the roses are with | out | thorns, Where the flowers | are not / mixed with | brambles. In that land there is eternal spring, And light with out any cloud. The tree of life groweth in the midst there of: Rivers of pleasure are there, and I flowers that |
never | fade. Myriads of happy / spirits are there, And surround the throne of God with a per i pe
tual hymn. The angels with their golden harps sing | praises
continually, And the cherubim | fly on | wings of fire. This country is | Heaven : it is the country of those that are I good; And nothing that is wicked Must | • in | habit | there. The toad “ust not spit its venom among | lurtle
doves ; Nor the poisɔnous henbane / grow a / mongst sweet!
Neither must any one that doethill,
more, nor do I wrong i any | more.
here no | more ; But there we shall embrace them again, and I live
with | them for ever. There we shall meet | all good | men, Whom we | read of in | holy l books. They loved God on earth; They | praised | him on earth ; But in that country they will praise him | better, And I will love him more. There we shall see Jesus, who is gone before us to
that happy / place ; And there we shall behold the glory / of the high !