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8 On eagles' wings they mount, they soar;

On wings of laigh and love;
Till, pas: ihe sphere of earth and sin,

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:
2 Yet, looking down, I visit oft

The humble, hallow'd cell;
And, with the penitent who mourn,

'Tis my delight to dweil.
3 My presence heals the wounded heart,

The sad in spirit cheers;
My presence, from the bed of dust,

The contrite simmer rears.
4 I dwell with all my humble saints

While they on earth remain ;
And they, exalted, dwell with me,

With me for ever reiga.

HYMN 208. II.1.
Habakkuk iii. 17-19.

The budding fig-tree droop and die,

No oil the olive yield;
Yet will I trust me in iny God,
Yea, bend rejoicing to his rod,

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;
Sill in the Lord shall be my trust,
My joy; for, though his frown is just,

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;
My soul above the wreck shall rise,
Its helter joys are in the skies;

There God is all in all.

4 In God my strength, howe'er distrest,
1 yet will hope, and calmly rest,
Nay, triumph in his love:
My lingering soul, my tardy feet,
Free as the hind he makes, and fleet.

To speed my course above.

HYMN 209. C. M.

St. John xiv. 6.
THOU art the Way, to thee alone

From sin death
And he who would the Father seek,

Must seek him, Lord, by thee.
2 Thou art the Truth, thy word alone

True wisclom can impart;
Thou only canst inform the mind

And purify the heart.
3 Thou art the Life, the rending tomb

Proclairns thy conquering arm,
And those who put their trust in thee

Nor death nor hell shall harm. 4 Thou art the way, the Truth, the Life;

Grant us that way to know,
That truth to keep, that life to win,

Whose joys eternal flow.

HYMN 210. S. M.

Philippians ii, 12, 13.
HERS of unending life,

While yet we sojourn here,
O let us our salvation work

With trembling and with fear.
2 God will support our hearts

With might before unknown;
The work to be perform'd is ours,

The strength is all his own,
3 'Tis he that works to will,

'Tis he that works to do;
His is the power by which 'we act,

His be the glory too!

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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.
2 Wake from sleep, arise from death,

See the bright and living path:
Watchful iread that path; be wise,

Leave thy folly, seek the skies.
3 Leave thy folly, cease from crime,

From this hour redeem thy time;
Life secure without delay,

Evil is the mortal day.
4 Be not blind and foolish still;

Call'd of Jesus, learn his will :
Jesus calls from death and night,
Jesus waits to shed his light.

HYMN 212.C.M.

Hebrews xii. 1, 2.
O! what a cloud of witnesses

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Men once like us with suffering tried,

But now with glory crown'd.
2 Let us, with zeal like theirs inspired,

Strive in the Christian race;
And, freed from every weight of sin,

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.

GLORIA PATRI.

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.

CLASS I.

C. M.
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O Father, Son, and Holy Ghos:,

The God whom we adore,
Be glory, as it was, is now,, 1
And shall be evermore.

L. M.
To Father, Son, and Holy Ghost,

The God whom carth and heaven adore,
Be glory, as it was of old,

Is now, and shall be evermore.

S. M.
To God the Father, Son,

And Spirit, glory be,
As 'iwas, and is, and shall be 80

To all eternity.

CLASS II.

II. 1.
T The theorie Wohnuna heaven's

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.

Il. 2.
To Father, Son, and Holy Ghost,
The God whom heaven's triumphant host,

And suffering saints on earth adore;
Be glory as iu ages past,
As now it is, and so shall last

When time itself shall be no more.

Il. 3.
To God the Father, God the Son,
And God the Spirit, Three in One,
Be glory in the highest given,
By all in earth, and all in heaven,
As was through ages heretofore,
Is now, and shall be evermore.

JI. 4.
To God the Father, Son,

And Spirit, ever bless'd,
Eternal Three in One,
All worship be address'd,
As heretofore

It was, is now,

And shall be so
For everinore.

II, 5.

To God the Father, and to God the Son,
To God the Holy Spirit, Three in One,
Be praise from all on earth and all in heaven,
As was, and is, and ever shall be given.

Il. 6.
Eternal praise be given,

And songs of highest worth,

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