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8 On eagles' wings they mount, they soar;
On wings of laigh and love;
They rise to heaven above.
HYMN 207. C. M.
Isaiah Ivii. 15. THUS
HUS speaks the High and Lofty One :
My throne is fix'd on high; There, through eternity, I hear
The praises of the sky:
The humble, hallow'd cell;
'Tis my delight to dweil.
The sad in spirit cheers;
The contrite simmer rears.
While they on earth remain ;
With me for ever reiga.
HYMN 208. II.1.
The budding fig-tree droop and die,
No oil the olive yield;
And by his grace be heal'd. 2 Though fields, in verdure once array'd, By whirlweis desolate be laid,
Or parch'd by scorching beam;
His inercy is supreme. 3 Though from the fold the flock decay, Thonch herds lie famishid o'er the lea,
AnÙ round the emply stall;
There God is all in all.
4 In God my strength, howe'er distrest,
To speed my course above.
HYMN 209. C. M.
St. John xiv. 6.
From sin death
Must seek him, Lord, by thee.
True wisclom can impart;
And purify the heart.
Proclairns thy conquering arm,
Nor death nor hell shall harm. 4 Thou art the way, the Truth, the Life;
Grant us that way to know,
Whose joys eternal flow.
HYMN 210. S. M.
Philippians ii, 12, 13.
While yet we sojourn here,
With trembling and with fear.
With might before unknown;
The strength is all his own,
'Tis he that works to do;
His be the glory too!
HYMN 211. II. I.
Ephesians v, 14-17. VINNER, rouse thee from thy sleep. Raise thy spirit dark and dead,
Jesus waits his light to shed.
See the bright and living path:
Leave thy folly, seek the skies.
From this hour redeem thy time;
Evil is the mortal day.
Call'd of Jesus, learn his will :
Hebrews xii. 1, 2.
Men once like us with suffering tried,
But now with glory crown'd.
Strive in the Christian race;
Their holy footsteps trace. 3 Behold a witness nobler still,
Who trod aftliction's path, Jesus, the author, finisher,
Rewarder of our faith : 4 He, for the joy before him set,
And moved by pitying love, Endured the cross, despised the shame,
And now he reigns above. 5 Thither, forgetting things behind,
Press we, to God's right hand ; There, with the Saviour and his saints,
Triumphantly to stand.
N. B. The metre marks, affixed to the Psalms and Hymns, refer to a division of the Metres, founded on the nature of the verse, into four Classes, marked-I., II., III., IV. Class I. includes Common, Long, and Short metres, marked C. M.,
L.M., S. M. Class II. includes the other lambic metres, eight in number, marked
II. 1, JI. 2, II. 3, II. 4, &c., which may be named Two, one ;
Two, two; Two, three, &c. Cass III. includes the Trochaic metres, being five in number,
marked III. 1, III, 2, III. 3, &c., which may be named Threc,
one; Three, two, &c. Class IV. includes the metres consisting chicfly of triplete, being
five in number, marked IV. 1, IV. 2, IV. 3, &c., and may be named Fuur, one; Four, two, &c.
O Father, Son, and Holy Ghos:,
The God whom we adore,
The God whom carth and heaven adore,
Is now, and shall be evermore.
And Spirit, glory be,
To all eternity.
triumphant bosta , , Holy Ghost, And saints on earth adore; Be glory as in ages past, As now it is, and so shall last
When time shall be no more.
And suffering saints on earth adore;
When time itself shall be no more.
And Spirit, ever bless'd,
It was, is now,
And shall be so
To God the Father, and to God the Son,
And songs of highest worth,