THE Church in her militant state
1 THE Church in her militant state
Is weary, and cannot forbear;
The saints in an agony wait
To see him again in the air;
The Spirit invites, in the bride,
Her heavenly Lord to descend,
And place her, enthroned at his side,
In glory that nev ... read more
THE day of Christ, the day of God,
L.M. Philippians i. 10; Peter iii. 12.
1 THE day of Christ, the day of God,
We humbly hope with joy to see,
Washed in the sanctifying blood
Of an expiring Deity,
Who did for us his life resign;
There is no other God but one;
For all the plenitude d ... read more
THE earth with all her fulness own
L.M. Psalm xxiv.
1 THE earth with all her fulness own
Jehovah for her sovereign Lord;
The countless myriads of her sons
Rose into being at his word.
2 His word did out of nothing call
The world, and founded all that is;
Launched on the floods th ... read more
THE foe behind, the deep before,
1 THE foe behind, the deep before,
Our hosts have dared and passed the sea:
And Pharaoh's warriors strew the shore,
And Israel's ransomed tribes are free.
2 Lift up, lift up your voices now!
The whole wide world rejoices now!
The Lord hath triu ... read more
THE God of Abraham praise,
6 6 8 4, 6 6 8 4. Genesis xv. 1.
1 THE God of Abraham praise,
Who reigns enthroned above,
Ancient of everlasting days,
And God of love:
Jehovah, Great I AM,
By earth and heaven confest;
I bow and bless the sacred name,
For ever blest.
2 The Go ... read more
THE great archangel's trump shall sound,
1 THE great archangel's trump shall sound,
(While twice ten thousand thunders roar)
Tear up the graves, and cleave the ground,
And make the greedy sea restore.
2 The greedy sea shall yield her dead,
The earth no more her slain conceal;
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THE harvest of my joys is passed,
6-8s. Jeremiah viii. 20.
1 THE harvest of my joys is passed,
The summer of my comforts fled,
Yet am I unredeemed at last,
And sink unsaved among the dead,
If on the margin of the grave
Thou canst not in a moment save.
2 Destroy me not by thy del ... read more
THE heathen perish; day by day,
L.M. Christian responsibility.
1 THE heathen perish; day by day,
Thousands on thousands pass away
O Christians, to their rescue fly;
Preach Jesus to them ere they die.
2 Wealth, labour, talents, freely give,
Yea, life itself, that they may live; ... read more
THE heavens declare thy glory, Lord,
1 THE heavens declare thy glory, Lord,
In every star thy wisdom shines;
But when our eyes behold thy word,
We read thy name in fairer lines.
2 The rolling sun, the changing light,
And night and day, thy power confess;
But the blest volume t ... read more
THE Lord is King, and earth submits,
1 THE Lord is King, and earth submits,
Howe'er impatient, to his sway,
Between the cherubim he sits,
And makes his restless foes obey.
2 All power is to our Jesus given,
O'er earth's rebellious sons he reigns;
He mildly rules the hosts o ... read more
THE Lord Jehovah reigns,
4-6s & 2-8s.
1 THE Lord Jehovah reigns,
His throne is built on high;
The garments he assumes
Are light and majesty:
His glories shine with beams so bright,
No mortal eye can bear the sight.
2 The thunders of his hand
Keep the wide world in awe: ... read more
THE Lord unto my Lord hath said,
C.M. Psalm cx.1.
1 THE Lord unto my Lord hath said,
"Sit thou, in glory sit,
Till I thine enemies have made
To bow beneath thy feet."
2 Jesu, my Lord, mighty to save,
What can my hopes withstand,
While thee my Advocate I have,
Enthroned at Go ... read more
THE Lord unto my Lord thus said,
8 7, 8 7, 8 8 7. Psalm cx.
1 THE Lord unto my Lord thus said,
Rule thou of right enthroned,
Till, all thy foes thy footstool made,
Thou by the earth art owned.
The Lord from Zion forth shall send
Thy sceptre, till to thee shall bend
The foes that g ... read more
THE Lord's my Shepherd, I'll not want,
1 THE Lord's my Shepherd, I'll not want,
He makes me down to lie
In pastures green; he leadeth me
The quiet waters by.
2 My soul he doth restore again,
And me to walk doth make
Within the paths of righteousness,
Even for his own name sak ... read more
THE MAGI CAME FROM LANDS AFAR
The Magi came from lands afar,
Led by the guidance of a star,
They journeyed on to Bethlehem,
To seek the Savior, born for them.
And there in humble cottage-home,
Unto the heavenly Child they come;
And low before Him bend the knee
In love and dee ... read more
THE MAKER OF THE SUN AND MOON
The Maker of the sun and moon,
The Maker of our earth,
Lo! late in time, a fairer boon,
Himself is brought to birth!
How blest was all creation then,
When God so gave increase;
And Christ, to heal the hearts of men,
Brought righteousness and peac ... read more
THE men who slight thy faithful word,
C.M. Jeremiah vii 4.
1 THE men who slight thy faithful word,
In their own lies confide,
These are the temple of the Lord,
And heathens all beside!
2 The temple of the Lord are these.
The only church and true,
Who live in pomp, and wealth, and ea ... read more
THE morning flowers display their sweets,
L.M. Isaiah xl 6-8
1 THE morning flowers display their sweets,
And gay their silken leaves unfold
As careless of the noontide heats,
As fearless of the evening cold.
2 Nipt by the wind's unkindly blast,
Parched by the sun's directer ray,
The m ... read more
THE past no longer in my power;
6-8s. Matthew vi. 34.
1 THE past no longer in my power;
The future, who shall live to see?
Mine only is the present hour,
Lent to be all laid out for thee,
Now, Saviour, with thy grace endowed,
Now let me serve and please my God.
2 Why should I ... read more
THE people that in darkness lay,
6-8s. Isaiah ix. 2 - 5.
1 THE people that in darkness lay,
The confines of eternal night,
We, we have seen a gospel day,
The glorious beams of heavenly light,
His Spirit in our hearts hath shone,
And showed the Father in the Son.
2 Father of eve ... read more
THE spacious firmament on high,
L.M. Psalm xix.
1 THE spacious firmament on high,
With all the blue ethereal sky,
And spangled heavens, a shining frame,
Their great Original proclaim.
2 The unwearied sun, from day to day,
Does his Creator's power display;
And publishes to eve ... read more
THE Spirit of the Lord our God
L.M. Isaiah lxi 1 - 3.
1 THE Spirit of the Lord our God
(Spirit of power, and health, and love)
The Father hath on Christ bestowed,
And sent him from his throne above;
2 Prophet, and Priest, and King of peace,
Anointed to declare his will,
To mi ... read more
THE strain upraise of joy and praise, Alleluia.
"All Thy works praise Thee, O Lord."
THE strain upraise of joy and praise, Alleluia.
To the glory of their King
Shall the ransomed people sing Alleluia.
And the choirs that dwell on high
Shall re-echo through the sky Alleluia.
They in the rest of ... read more
THE thing my God doth hate
1 THE thing my God doth hate
That I no more may do,
Thy creature, Lord, again create,
And all my soul renew;
My soul shall then, like thine,
Abhor the thing unclean,
And, sanctified by love divine,
For ever cease from sin.
2 That blessed ... read more
THE thirsty are called to their Lord,
1 THE thirsty are called to their Lord,
His glorious appearing to see;
And, drawn by the power of his word,
The promise I know is for me:
I thirst for the streams of thy grace,
I gasp for the Spirit of love,
I long for a glimpse of thy face,
A ... read more
THE voice that speaks Jehovah near,
L.M. 1 Kings xix. 13.
1 THE voice that speaks Jehovah near,
The still small voice, I long to hear;
O might it now my Lord proclaim,
And fill my soul with holy shame!
2 Ashamed I must for ever be,
Afraid the God of love to see,
If saints and prop ... read more
THE winds were howling o'er the deep,
C.M. Mark iv. 36-v. 19.
1 THE winds were howling o'er the deep,
Each wave a watery hill,
The Saviour wakened from his sleep,
He spake, and all was still.
2 The madman in a tomb had made
His mansion of despair;
Woe to the traveller who strayed
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THEE we adore, eternal name!
1 THEE we adore, eternal name!
And humbly own to thee,
How feeble is our mortal frame,
What dying worms we be!
2 Our wasting lives grow shorter still,
As days and months increase;
And every beating pulse we tell
Leaves but the number less. ... read more
THEE will I love, my strength, my tower,
1 THEE will I love, my strength, my tower,
Thee will I love, my joy, my crown,
Thee will I love with all my power,
In all thy works, and thee alone;
Thee will I love, till the pure fire
Fill my whole soul with chaste desire.
2 Ah, why did ... read more
THEE will I praise with all my heart,
6-8s. Psalm ix.
1 THEE will I praise with all my heart,
And tell mankind how good thou art,
How marvellous thy works of grace;
Thy name I will in songs record,
And joy and glory in my Lord,
Extolled above all thanks and praise.
2 The Lord will s ... read more
THEE, Jesu, thee, the sinner's friend,
8s & 6s.
1 THEE, Jesu, thee, the sinner's friend,
I follow on to apprehend,
Renew the glorious strife;
Divinely confident and bold,
With faith's strong arm on thee lay hold,
Thee my eternal life.
2 Thy heart, I know, thy tender heart
Doth in ... read more
THEE, Jesus, full of truth and grace,
1 THEE, Jesus, full of truth and grace,
Thee, Saviour, we adore,
Thee in affliction's furnace praise,
And magnify thy power.
2 Thy power, in human weakness shown,
Shall make us all entire;
We now thy guardian presence own,
And walk unburn ... read more
THEE, O my God and King,
2-6s & 4-7s. Luke xv 20 - 24.
1 THEE, O my God and King,
My Father, thee I sing!
Hear, well-pleased, the joyous sound,
Praise from earth and heaven receive;
Lost, I now in Christ am found,
Dead, by faith in Christ I live.
2 Father, behold thy so ... read more
THERE is a book who runs may read,
C.M. Romans i.20.
1 THERE is a book who runs may read,
Which heavenly truth imparts;
And all the lore its scholars need,
Pure eyes and Christian hearts.
2 The works of God, above, below,
Within us, and around,
Are pages in that book, to show
Ho ... read more
THERE is a fountain filled with blood
1 THERE is a fountain filled with blood
Drawn from Immanuel's veins;
And sinners, plunged beneath that flood,
Lose all their guilty stains.
2 The dying thief rejoiced to see
That fountain in his day;
And there may I, though vile as he,
Wa ... read more
THIS, this is he that came
S.M. 1 John v. 6.
1 THIS, this is he that came
By water and by blood!
Jesus is our atoning Lamb,
Our sanctifying God.
2 See from his wounded side
The mingled current flow!
The water and the blood applied
Shall wash us white as snow.
3 The w ... read more
THIS, this is the God we adore,
THIS, this is the God we adore,
Our faithful, unchangeable Friend;
Whose love is as great as his power,
And neither knows measure nor end.
'Tis Jesus, the First and the Last,
Whose Spirit shall guide us safe home;
We'll praise him for all tha ... read more
THOU art gone up on high
2-6s & 4-7s.
1 THOU art gone up on high
Our Saviour in the sky,
Principalities and powers
Thou hast spoiled, and captive led,
Conquered all thy foes and ours,
More than conquered in our stead.
2 Mysterious gifts unseen
Thou hast received for me ... read more
THOU art the Way; by thee alone
C.M. "I am the Way, the Truth, and the life." John xiv, 6.
1 THOU art the Way; by thee alone
From sin and death we flee:
And he who would the Father seek
Must seek him, Lord, by thee.
2 Thou art the Truth; thy word alone
True wisdom can impart; ... read more
THOU bidd'st me ask, and with the word
C.M. Matthew vii. 7.
1 THOU bidd'st me ask, and with the word
Dost give the power to pray;
I ask the mercy of my Lord
To take my sins away;
The sins with which I cannot part
I pray thee to remove,
And calm, and purify my heart
By thy forgiving lo ... read more
THOU God of glorious majesty,
8s & 6s.
1 THOU God of glorious majesty,
To thee, against myself, to thee,
A worm of earth, I cry;
A Half-awakened child of man;
An heir of endless bliss or pain;
A sinner born to die!
2 Lo! on a narrow neck of land,
'Twixt two unbounded seas ... read more
THOU God of truth and love,
4-6s & 2-8s.
1 THOU God of truth and love,
We seek thy perfect way,
Ready thy choice to approve,
Thy providence to obey:
Enter into thy wise design,
And sweetly lose our will in thine.
2 Why hast thou cast our lot
In the same age and place?
An ... read more
THOU God that answerest by fire,
412 1 Kings xviii.
1 THOU God that answerest by fire,
On thee in Jesu's name we call;
Fulfil our faithful hearts' desire,
And let on us thy Spirit fall.
2 Bound on the altar of thy cross,
Our old offending nature lies;
Now, for the honour of t ... read more
THOU God unsearchable, unknown,
1 THOU God unsearchable, unknown,
Who still conceal'st thyself from me,
Hear an apostate spirit groan,
Broke off, and banished far from thee;
But conscious of my fall I mourn,
And fain I would to thee return.
2 Send forth one ray of heave ... read more
THOU great mysterious God unknown,
8s & 6s.
1 THOU great mysterious God unknown,
Whose love hath gently led me on,
Even from my infant days,
Mine inmost soul expose to view,
And tell me if I ever knew
Thy justifying grace.
2 If I have only known thy fear,
And followed with a hea ... read more
THOU great Redeemer, dying Lamb,
C.M. Hebrews vi. 20.
1 THOU great Redeemer, dying Lamb,
We love to hear of thee;
No music's like thy charming name,
Nor half so sweet can be.
2 O may we ever hear thy voice
In mercy to us speak!
And in our Priest we will rejoice,
Thou great Me ... read more
THOU hidden God, for whom I groan,
1 THOU hidden God, for whom I groan,
Till thou thyself declare,
God inaccessible, unknown,
Regard a sinner's prayer!
A sinner weltering in his blood,
Unpurged and unforgiven;
Far distant from the living God
As far as hell from heaven.
2 ... read more
THOU hidden love of God, whose height,
1 THOU hidden love of God, whose height,
Whose depth unfathomed, no man knows,
I see from far thy beauteous light,
Inly I sigh for thy repose;
My heart is pained, nor can it be
At rest, till it finds rest in thee.
2 Thy secret voice invite ... read more
THOU hidden source of calm repose,
1 THOU hidden source of calm repose,
Thou all-sufficient Love Divine,
My help and refuge from my foes,
Secure I am, if thou art mine;
And lo! from sin, and grief; and shame,
I hide me, Jesus, in thy name.
2 Thy mighty name salvation is,
A ... read more
THOU Judge of quick and dead,
1 THOU Judge of quick and dead,
Before whose bar severe,
With holy joy, or guilty dread,
We all shall soon appear;
Our cautioned souls prepare
For that tremendous day,
And fill us now with watchful care,
And stir us up to pray:
2 To pray, ... read more