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3 "I have my days of combat known,

And in the dust was laid ;
But thence I mounted to my throne,

And glory crowns my head. 4. “That throne, that glory, you shall share ;

My hands the crown shall give; And you the sparkling honors wear

While God himself shall live."

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The Examples of Christ and the Saints.
1 GIVE me the wings of faith to rise

Within the veil, and see
The saints above, how great their joys,

And bright their glories be. 2 Once they were mourning here below,

And wet their couch with tears ;
They wrestled hard, as we do now,

With sins, and doubts, and fears.
3 I ask them whence their victory came;

They, with united breath,
Ascribe their conquest to the Lamb,

Their triumph to his death.

4 Our glorious Leader claims our praise,

For his own pattern given,
While the long cloud of witnesses

Show the same path to heaven.

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WATTI. Praise for the Gospel. Ps. 98. 1 TO our Almighty Maker, God,

New honors be addressed;
His great salvation shines abroad,

And makes the nations blessed.

2 He spake the word to Abraham first;

His truth fulfils the grace ;
The Gentiles make his name their trust,

And learn his righteousness. 3 Let the whole earth his love proclaim,

With all her different tongues,
And spread the honors of his name

In melody and songs.

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WATTS. A blessed Gospel. Ps. 89. 1 BLEST are the souls that hear and know

The gospel's joyful sound;
Peace shall attend the path they go,

And light their steps surround.
2 Their joy shall bear their spirits up

Through their Redeemer's name; His righteousness exalts their hope,

Nor Satan dares condemn. 3 The Lord, our glory and defence,

Strength and salvation gives; Israel, thy King forever reigns,

Thy God forever lives.

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Sinai and Sion.

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1 NOT to the terrors of the Lord,

The tempest, fire, and smoke,
Not to the thunder of that word

Which God on Sinai spoke, 2 But we are come to Sion's hill,

The city of our God,
Where milder words declare his will,

And spread his love abroad. 3 Behold the innumerable host

Of angels clothed in light !
Behold the spirits of the just,

Whose faith is turned to sight!
4 The saints on earth and all the dead

But one communion make;
All join in Christ, their living Head,

And of his grace partake. 5 In such society as this

My weary soul would rest;
The man that dwells where Jesus is,

Must be forever blest.

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Moses and Christ.

1 THE law by-Moses came;

But peace, and truth, and love,
Were brought by Christ, -a nobler name,

Descending from above.

2 Amidst the house of God,

Their different works were done ;
Moses a faithful servant stood,

But Christ a faithful Son. 3 Then to his new commands

Be strict obedience paid ;
O’er all his Father's house he stands

The Sovereign and the Head.

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Watts. The Law and Gospel. 1 THE Lord declares his will,

And keeps the world in awe;
Amidst the smoke on Sinai's hill

Breaks out his fiery law. 2 The Lord reveals his face,

And, smiling, from above
Sends down the gospel of his grace,

The epistles of his love. 3 These sacred words impart

Our Maker's just commands,
The pity of his melting heart,

And vengeance of his hands. 4 Hence we awake our fear ;

We draw our comfort hence;
The arms of grace are treasured here,

And armor of defence.
5 We read the heavenly word,

We take the offered grace,
Obey the statutes of the Lord,
And trust his promises.

6 In vain shall Satan rage

Against a book divine, Where wrath and lightning guard the page,

Where beams of mercy shine.

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Watts.

Paradise on Earth.

1 GLORY to God, that walks the sky,

And sends his blessings through,
That tells his saints of joys on high,

And gives a taste below. 2 When Christ, with all his graces crowned,

Sheds his kind beams abroad, 'Tis a young heaven on earthly ground,

And glory in the bud.
3 A blooming paradise of joy

In this wild desert springs,
· And every sense I straight employ

On sweet, celestial things.
4 White lilies all around appear,

And each his glory shows;
The rose of Sharon blossoms here,

The fairest flower that blows.
5 But, ah! how soon my joys decay!

How soon my sins arise,
And snatch the heavenly scene away

From these lamenting eyes! 6 Up to the fields above the skies

My hasty feet would go;
There everlasting flowers arise,

And joys unwithering grow.

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