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6 Assured that though we labour now,

We labour not in vain : But shall, through our redeeming Lord, A crown of life obtain.

Hymn 118.

(C. M. MANCHESTER.) They shall be mine, saith the Lord, &c. Mal. iii. 16-18. 1 While sinners utter boasting words,

And glory in their shame, The Lord, well pleased, an ear affords

To those who fear his name. 2 Whatever good this ransom'd race

Or think, or do, or say, Is noted in his book of

grace,
Against the judgment-day.
3 For they, by faith, that day descry,

And joyfully expect,
When He, descending from on high,

His jewels shall collect.
4 Unnoticed now, because unknown,

A poor and suffering few,
He comes to claim them for his own,

And bring them forth to view.
5 Assembled words will then discern

Who are the truly blest,
When sinners God to hell shall turn,
And take his saints to rest.

HYMN 119.

(S. M. SHIRLAND.) The judgment day the time to find retribution. Heb. iv. 12. 1 The word of Christ our Lord,

With whom we have to do,

Is sharper than a two edged sword,

To pierce the sinner through. 2 No heart can be conceal'd,

From his all-piercing eye,
Each thought and purpose stand reveald,

Naked, without disguise.
3 He knows his people's fears;

He hears them when they pray; And treasures up their sighs and tears

Unto the judgment-day. 4 He sees the wicked too ;

And will repay them soon, For all the evil deeds they do,

And all they would have done.* 5 We soon must all

appear Before his awful throne, And the decisive sentence hear

Of joy, or woe, unknown,
6 O grant us, Lord! thy grace,

To guide our steps aright;
And give us each a name and place,

Among thy saints in light.

HYMN 120.
(P. M. HELMSLEY.)

The second coming of Christ.
1 Lo! He comes, in clouds descending,
Once for favour'd sinners slain ;

• Matt. v. 28.

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Thousand thousand saints attending

Swell the triumph of his train:
Hallelujah!
God appears on earth to reign !
2 Every island, sea, and mountain,

Heaven and earth shall flee away;
All the wicked must, confounded,

Hear the trump proclaim the day; “ Come to judgment ! “Come to judgment, come away !" 3 Now redemption, long expected,

See in solemn pomp appear!
All his saints, by man rejected,

Now shall meet him in the air:
Hallelujah!
See the day of God appear!
4 Yea, Amen ! let all adore Thee,

High on thine eternal throne :
Saviour, take the power and glory;

Claim the kingdom for thine own :
O come quickly!
Hallelujah! come, Lord, come!

HYMN 121.

(c. M. WINDSOR.)
The final consternation and doom of the wicked.
1 The awful day will soon arrive,

Yea now is close at hand,
When all the dead, both small and great,

Before their Judge shall stand.
2 How will the wicked, struck aghast,

In hopeless anguish mourn !

Better for them, oh! better far,

That they had not been born. 3 “ Fall on us, rocks; ye mountains, fall,

“ Our guilty heads to hide: “ For ah ! this day of fiery wrath

“What sinners may abide ?”* 4 Hark to the sentence from the throne !

While earth and heaven retire; “I know you not; depart accursed

“To everlasting fire." +
5 Behold! they fall beneath the curse

Down to the abyss of hell,
With Satan and with Satan's hosts

For ever doom'd to dwell. 6 Sinner ! awake- and pause--and think

This doom how canst thou bear?
Flee to the cross, oh! flee with speed,
And seek salvation there.

Hymn 122.
(L. M. TRIUMPH.)

The future happiness of the saints. i Lo! round the throne at God's right hand

The saints in countless myriads, stand;
Of

every tongue redeem'd to God, Array'd in garments wash'd in blood. 2. Through tribulation great they came;

And bore the cross, and scorn'd the shame:
From all their labours now they rest,

In God's eternal glory blest.
3 Hunger and thirst they feel no more;
Nor sin, nor pain, nor death, deplore:
# Hos. X. 8.

† Matt. vii. 23.

The tear is wiped from every eye,

And sorrow yields to endless joy.
4 They see their Saviour face to face,

And sing the triumphs of his grace:
Him day and night they ceaseless praise.

And thus the loud hosanna raise.
5 “ Worthy the Lamb, for sinners slain,

“ Through endlss years to live and reign, “ Thou hast redeem'd us by thy blood, “ And made us kings and priests to God.”

Hymn 12:3.
(L. M. LUTHER.)

The judgment day.
1 On that dread day, that wrathful day,

When heaven and earth shall pass away, What power shall be the sinner's stay ?

How shall he meet that dreadful day?
2 When, shrivelling like a parched scroll,

The flaming heavens together roll,
And louder yet, and yet more dread,

The high trump swells that wakes the dead. 3 Oh! on that day, that wrathful day,

When man to judgment wakes from clay,
Be Thou the trembling sinner's stay,
Though heaven and earth shall pass away.

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