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4 The sun receives the splendour of his ray,
Assumes his station, and creates the day ;
Num'rous as dew drops in a vernal morning.
Adoro'd with ev'ry plant and ev'ry flow'r ;
And jo new forms eternal goodness showing.
At length prepares to take her annual way,
He comes ! Jehovah comes to bless
HYMN 176. C. M.
Christ's Second Advent.
The oations as their God;
And spread his power abroad.
By falsehood over-rud;
And clouds have veil'd the sun.
On clouds behold him rise ;
And cheer his mourning bride.
In Zion's land shall rise ;
5 Now truth shall chace the clouds away,
And talsehood reign no more; But one unclouded, heavenly day Sball shine from shore to shore.
Jesus, the Sun of Heaven,
Thy rays through boundless nature shine ;
Wisdom and love, and light and heat. 2 Through heaven thy glory is display'd
In one bright day without a shade :
The nameless, endless joys of love. 3 With thee they dwell in fervid light,
Nor feel nor fear the shades of night;
But one eternal day prevail.
But truth display'd from sbore to shore ;
Thy glory, Lord, and worship thee. 5 'Tis done, the Sun of love appears,
The shades withdraw, the morning clears;
The happy state of the Christian.
Thy love demands new songs of praise ;
And all withio is settled peace.
With strength increasing we prevail;
with zeal towards the skies.
3 Look we at death? 'tis with delight;
A gentle sleep, and short the night;
Our souls have notbing here to dread. 4 Think we of judgment ?. happy day!
Joyful the summons we obey;
And take our glorious crowns above.
For this we live, for this we wait;
HYMN 179. P. M.
Lord's Day Morning. HAIL, happy
day, the type of rest, When all the faithful shall be bless'd, And cease from toil and pain ; So we to-day the emblem prove, Cease from all work, but praise and love,
And solid pleasure gain.
And dealb a captive bound;
And walk on Zion's ground !
To-day be wholly given ;
And learn the way to heav'o.
And fill me with his love!
That ev'ry sabbath I may know,
The rest of saints above!
HYMN 180. L, M.
Fulfilment of God's Promises. Is. lxiii. 7. R'
ISE, ev'ry heart and ev'ry tongue,
Prepare a sweet angelic song; Surprising mercies must require
An angel's lay, a seraph's fire.
Hath now to his owo Israel giv'n ;
The wonders of his love and grace. 3 In ev'ry age the Lord was kind,
Aud to bis church reveal'd bis mind;
Oi ineriies never known before,
Oceans of mercies sweetly roll;
Flow freely from the Fount above, 5 O happy day! we live to see
How kiod to men our God can be :
And Zion is divinely bless'd.
We will with holy songs record ;
HYMN 181. S. M.
HEN I survey this world,
With all its beauteous frame
And celebrate his name.
2 The boundless whole displays
The wonders of the Lord :
And be bis name ador'd. 3 The sun in ev'ry beam
Proclaims the God above :
Who rules the worlds in love.
The moon with paler glow,
Their Maker's honour show. 5 The universal whole
Proclaims Jehovah's praise ; And O, that ev'ry living soul
Would songs of honour raise,
By wisdom all divine;
For all thy wond'rous grace!
fallen race ! 2
Thou hast thy love reveal’d
Beyond what prophets knew; The holy book of truth unseal'd
To our astonish'd view. 3 We wander now no more
Where sons of darkness lead;
And wonder while we read,