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Twelve Hundred Hymns 





it „iL>RARY 







God the Father: hymns 
Creation, Providence, and 

Redemption . . . . 1-23 

God the Son: 

His Birth 24-35 

His Life and Love . . . . 36-82 
His Names and Titles . . 83-112 
His Humiliation, Resurrec- 
tion, and Glory .. .. 113-158 
Hi* Second Coming . . 159-186 

God the Holy Spirit: 

His Office and Work . . 187-202 

Public Worship : 

Songs of Praise . . . . 203-256 

The Word of God .. .. 257-269 

The Lord's Day . . 270-276 

The Lord's Supper . . . . 277-285 

Evening and Closing Hymns 286-302 

Praver- Meetings and Revival 303-333 

After-Meetings .. .. 334-352 

The Gospel: 

Its Message . . . . . . 353-368 

Invitation . . . . , 369-427 

Warning and Entreaty . . 428-461 

Rssponse and Repentance.. 462-499 

The Christian Life: 

Christian Fellowship 

Protection and Guidance 

Desires after Holiness 


Love, Joy, and Peace 

Conflict and Victory 

(and Temperance Hymns) 

Comfort in Sorrow . . 

Service and Reward 

Songs of Pilgrimage 

Assurance and Testimony . 
The Life to Come: 

Aspirations after Heaven . 

Heaven Anticipated 

The Redeemed in Heaven . 

Death and Resurrection . 

Special Occasions: 
New Year 

Seed-Time and Harvest 
Travellers by Land and Sea 

Christian Missions . . 

Christian Endeavour 

Hymns for Young People . 

Solos and Choir Pieces 











Twelve Hundred Hymns 

In order to facilitate reference to the existing editions of Sacred 
Songs & Solos, New Hymns & Solos, and The Christian Choir, 
the original Nos. in these book* are inserted after the Nos., thus: — 

l (S); 27 (»£•); 36 (°#). 

GOD THE FATHER : Creation, Providence, Redemption 

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Praise, my soul, the King of heaven ; 

To His feet thy tribute bring ; 
Ransomed, healed, restored, forgiven, 

Who like thee His praise shall sing ? 
Praise Him ! praise Him ! 

Praise the everlasting King ! 

Praise Him for His grace and favour 
To our fathers in distress ; 

Praise Him, still the same as ever, 
Slow to chide, and swift to bless : 

Praise Him ! praise Him ! 
Glorious in His faithfulness ! 

3 Father- like He tends and spares us, 

Well our feeble frame He knows ; 
In His hands He gently bears us, 
Rescues us from all our foes : 
Praise Him ! praise Him ! 
Widely as His mercy flows. 

4 Angels, help us to adore Him, 

Ye behold Him face to face ! 
Sun and moon, bow down before 
Him ! 
Dwellers all in time and space, 

Praise Him ! praise Him ! 
Praise with us the God of grace ! 

(72a),8 8.5.* 

A mighty fortress is our God, 

A bulwark never failing : 
Our Helper He, amid the flood 
Of mortal ills prevailing. 
For still our ancient foe 
Doth seek to work his woe ; 
His craft and power are great, 
And armed with cruel hate — 
On earth is not his equal. 

2 Did we in our own strength confide, 

Our striving would be losing, 
Were not the right Man on our side, 
The Man of God's own choosing. 
Dost ask who that may be ? 
Christ Jesus, it is He ! 
Lord Sabaoth is His name, 
From age to age the same : 
And He must win the battle. 

3 And though this world, with devils 

Should threaten to undo us: 
We will not fear; for God hath willed 
His truth to triumph through us. 
Let goods and kindred go, 
This mortal life also ; 
The body they may kill : 
God's truth abideth still, 
His Kingdom is for ever. 



A safe stronghold oar God is still, 
A trusty shield and weapon ; 
He'll help us clear from all the ill 
That hath us now o'ertaken. 
The ancient prince of hell 
Hath risen with purpose fell ; 
Strong mail of craft and power 
He weareth in this hour, 
On earth is not his fellow. 

2 With force of arms we nothing can, 

Full soon were we down-ridden ; 
But for us fights the proper Man, 
Whom God Himself hath bidden. 
Ask ye, Who is this same ? 
Christ Jesus is His name, 
The Lord Sabaoth's Son ; 
He, and no other one, 
Shall conquer in the battle. 

3 And were this world all devils o'er, 

And watching to devour us, 
We lay it not to heart so sore ; 
Not they can overpower us. 
And let the prince of ill 
Look grim as e'er he will, 
He harms us not a whit : 
For why ? His doom is writ ; 
A word shall quickly slay him. 

4 God's word, for all their craft and 

One moment will not linger, [force, 
But, spite of hell, shall have its course; 
'Tis written by His finger. 
And though they take our life, 
Goods, honour, children, wife, 
Yet is their profit small ; 
These things shall vanish all, 
The citv of God remaineth. 

4 (!i 8 e) 

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 ! 

The God of Abraham praise ! 
At whose supreme command 
From earth I rise, and seek the joys 
At His right hand : 
I all on earth forsake, 
Its wisdom, fame, and power, 
And Him my only portion make, 
My Shield and Tower. 

3 The God of Abraham praise ! 
Whose all-sufficient grace 

Shall guide me all my happy days 
In all my ways : 
He calls a worm His friend ! 
He calls Himself my God ! 
And He shall save me to the end 
Through Jesus' blood ! 

4 He by Himself hath sworn, 
I on His oath depend ; 

I shall, on eagles' wings upborne, 
To heaven ascend : 
I shall behold His face, 
I shall His power adore, 
And sing the wonders of His grace 
For evermore ! 

5 The whole triumphant host 
Give thanks to God on high : 

" Hail ! Father, Son, and Holy 
They ever cry : [Ghost ! 

Hail ! Abraham's God and mine ! 
I join the heavenly lays; 
All might and majesty are Thine, 
And endless praise ! 


\22&) 6.6.4. 

Thou whose almighty word 
Chaos and darkness heard, 

And took their flight, 
Hear us, we humbly pray ; 
And, where the Gospel day 
Sheds not its glorious ray, 

" Let there be light ! " 

2 Thou, who didst come to bring. 
On Thy redeeming wing, 

Healing and sight — 
Health to the sick in mind, 
Sight to the inly blind — 
Oh, now to all mankind 

" Let there be light ! " 

3 Spirit of truth and love, 
Life-giving, holy Dove, 

Speed forth Thy flight ! 
Move on the waters' face 
By Thine almighty grace, 
And in earth's darkest place 

" Let there be light ! " 

4 Blessed and holy Three, 
Glorious Trinity, 

Wisdom, love, might ; 
Boundless as ocean's tidQ 
Rolling in fullest pride, 
O'er the world far and wide, 

" Let there be light ! " 

6 (») 


Come, Thou almighty King, 
Help us Thy name to sing, 

Help us to praise : 
Father all-glorious, 
O'er all victorious, 
Come, and reign over us, 

Ancient of Days ! 

2 Come, Thou incarnate Word, 
Gird on Thy mighty sword ; 

Our prayer attend : 
Come, and Thy people bless, 
And give Thy Word success : 
Spirit of holiness, 

On us descend ! 

3 Come, Holy Comforter, 
Thy sacred witness bear, 

In this glad hour : 
Thou, who almighty art, 
Now rule in every heart, 
And ne'er from us depart, 

Spirit of power ! 

4 To the great One in Three 
The highest praises be, 

Hence evermore ! 
His sovereign majesty 
May we in glory see, 
And to eternity 

Love and adore. 

J (402) 


Glory to God on high ! 
Let heaven and earth reply, 

" Praise ye His name ! " 
His love and grace adore, 
Who all our sorrows bore ; 
Sing loud for evermore, 

" Worthy the Lamb ! " 

2 While they around the throne 
Cheerfully join in one, 

Praising His name, — 
Ye who have felt His blood 
Sealing your peace with God, 
Sound His dear name abroad ! 

" Worthy the Lamb ! " 

3 Join, all ye ransomed race, 
Our Lord and God to bless ; 

Praise ye His name ! 
In Him we will rejoice, 
And make a joyful noise, 
Shouting with heart and voice, 

" Worthy the Lamb ! " 

4 What though we change our place, 
Yet we shall never cease 

Praising His name ; 

Creation, Providence, Redemption 

To Him our songs we bring, 
Hail Him our gracious King, 
And without ceasing sing, 
" Worthy the Lamb ! " 

O (M S.M. 

Grace ! 'tis a charming sound, 
Harmonious to the ear ; 
Heaven with the echo shall resound, 
And all the earth shall hear. 

Saved by grace alone ; 

This is all my plea- 
Jesus died for all mankind, 

And Jesus died for me. 

2 'Twas grace that wrote my name 
In life's eternal book ; 

'Twas grace that gave me to the Lamb, 
Who all my sorrows took. 

3 Grace taught my wandering feet 
To tread the heavenly road ; 

And new supplies each hour I meet, 
While pressing on to God. 

4 Grace taught my soul to pray, 
And made mine eyes o'erflow ; 

'Twas grace which kept me to this day, 
And will not let me go. 

5 Oh, let Thy grace inspire 

My soul with strength divine I 
May all my powers to Thee aspire, 
And all my days be Thine. 

9 «) 


All people that on earth do dwell, 
Sing to the Lord with cheerful voice: 
Him serve with mirth, His praise 

forth tell, 
Come ye before Him and rejoice. 

2 Know that the Lord is God indeed, 
Without our aid He did us make : 
We are His flock. He doth us feed, 
And for His sheep He doth us take. 

3 Oh, enter then His gates with praise, 
Approach with joy His courts unto : 
Praise, laud, and bless His name 

. For it is seemly so to do. [always, 

4 For why ? the Lord our God is good, 
His mercy is for ever sure ; 

His truth at all times firmly stood, 
And shall from age to age endure. 

J-U V368) 7t 

Day by day the manna fell ; 
Oh to learn this lesson well ! 
Still by constant mercy fed, 
Give us, Lord, our daily bread. 
2 " Day by day," the promise reads, 
Daily strength for daily needs; 


Cast foreboding fear away, 
Take the manna of to-day. 
3 Thou our daily task shalt give ; 
Day by day to Thee we live : 
So shall added years fulfil — 
Not our own, our Father's will. 

11 (Sft) 

Oh, worship the King, 

All glorious above ! 
Oh, gratefully sing 

His power and His love ; 
Our Shield and Defender, 

The Ancient of Days, 
Pavilioned in splendour, 

And girded with praise. 

2 Oh, tell of His might, 

Oh, sing of His grace ! 
Whose robe is the light, 

Whose canopy space ; 
His chariots of wrath 

The deep thunder-clouds form, 
And dark is His path 

On the wings of the storm. 

3 The earth with its store 

Of wonders untold, 
Almighty ! Thy power 

Hath founded of old : 
Hath 'stablished it fast 

By a changeless decree ; 
And round it hath cast, 

Like a mantle, the sea. 

4 Thy bountiful care, 

What tongue can recite ? 
It breathes in the air, 

It shines in the light ; 
It streams from the hills, 

It descends to the plain, 
And sweetly distils in 

The dew and the rain. 

5 Frail children of dust, 

And feeble as frail — 
In Thee do we trust, 

Nor find Thee to fail : 
Thy mercies how tender, 

How firm to the end ! 
Our Maker, Defender, 

Redeemer, and Friend ! 

6 O measureless Might ! 

Ineffable Love ! 
While angels delight 

To hymn Thee above, 
The humbler creation, 

Though feeble their lays, 
With true adoration 

Shall sing to Thy praise. 



Oh, praise ye the Lord 

With heart and with voice ; 
His mercies record, 

And round Him rejoice. 
Ye children of Zion, 

Your Saviour adore ! 
And learn to rely on 

His grace evermore. 

2 Repose on His arm, 

Ye sheep of His fold, 
What terror can harm 

With Him to uphold ? 
His saints are His treasure, 

Their peace will He seek, 
And pour without measure 

His gifts on the meek. 

3 Go on in His might, 

Ye men of the Lord : 
His word be your light, 

His promise your sword : 
The King of Salvation 

Your foes will subdue, 
Bring forth your oblation, 

Your praises renew. 

jL«5 (733) 

Though troubles assail, 

And dangers affright ; 
Though friends should all fail, 

And foes all unite — 
Yet one thing secures us, 

Whatever betide : 
The Scripture assures us, 

" The Lord will provide." 

2 The birds, without barn 

Or storehouse, are fed ; 
From them let us learn 

To trust for our bread : 
His saints what is fitting 

Shall ne'er be denied, 
So long as 'tis written, 

" The Lord will provide.'* 

3 His call we obey. 

Like Abram of old, 
Not knowing our way ; 

But faith makes us bold : 
For though we are strangers, 

We have a good Guide ; 
And trust in ail dangers : 

" The Lord will provide." 

4 No strength of our own, 

Or goodness we claim ; 
Yet since we have known 
The Saviour's great name, 

Creation, Providence, Redemption 

In this our strong tower 
For safety we hide, 

Almighty His power : 
" The Lord will provide.' 

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Begone, unbelief, 

My Saviour is near, 
And for my relief 

Will surely appear : 
By prayer let me wrestle, 

And He will perform ; 
With Christ in the vessel, 

I smile at the storm. 

2 Though dark be my way, 

Since He is my Guide, 
'Tis mine to obey, 

Tis His to provide : 
Though cisterns be broken, 

And creatures all fail, 
The word He hath spoken 

Shall surely prevail. 

3 His love, in time past, 

Forbids me to think 
He'll leave me at last 

In trouble to sink : 
Each sweet Ebenezer 

I have in review 
Confirms His good pleasure 

To help me quite through. 

4 Why should I complain 

Of want or distress, 
Temptation or pain ? — 

He told me no less ; 
The heirs of salvation, 

I know from His Word, 
Through much tribulation 

Must follow their Lord. 

5 How bitter that cup 

No heart can conceive, 
Which He drank quite up, 

That sinners might live ! 
His way was much rougher 

And darker than mine ; 
Did Christ, my Lord, suffer, 

And shall I repine ? 

6 Since all that I meet 

Shall work for my good, 
The bitter is sweet, 

The medicine, food ; 
Though painful at present, 

'Twill cease before long, 
And then — oh, how pleasant 

The conqueror's song ! 




Let us sing of the love of the Lord, 
As now unto Him we draw nigh ; 

Let us sing to the praise of the God 
of all grace, 
For the love that gave Jesus to die ! 

Oh, the love that gave Jesus to die ! 

The love that gave Jesus to die ! 
Praise God, it is mine, this love so divine, — 

The love that gave Jesus to die ! 

2 Oh, how great was the love that was 

To us ! — we can never tell why — 
Not to angels, but men; let us praise 

Him again, 
For the love that gave Jesus to die I 

3 Now this love unto all God commends, 

Not one would His mercy pass by ; 
" Whosoever shall call," there is 
pardon for all 
In the love that gave Jesus to die ! 

4 Who is he that can separate those 

Whom God doth in love justify ? 
Whatsoever we need He includes in 
the deed 
In the love that gave Jesus to die ! 

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Redemption ! oh, wonderful story — 
Glad message for you and for me : 

That Jesus has purchased our pardon, 
And paid all the debt on the tree. 

Believe it, O sinner, believe it ; 

Receive the glad message — 'tis true; 
Trust now in the crucified Saviour : 

Salvation He offers to you. 

2 From death unto life He hath brought 

And made us by grace sons of God ; 
A fountain is opened for sinners : 
Oh, wash and be cleansed in the 

blood ! 

3 No longer shall sin have dominion, 

Though present to tempt and annoy ; 
For Christ, in His blessed redemption, 
The power of sin shall destroy. 

4 Accept now God's offer of mercy ; 

To Jesus, oh hasten to-day ; 
For He will receive him that cometh, 
And never will turn him away. 




God loved the world of sinners lost 

And ruined by the Fall ; 
Salvation full, at highest cost* 

He offers free to all. 


Oh, 'twas love, 'twas wondrous love, 

The love of God to me ! 
It brought my Saviour from above, 

To die on Calvary. 

2 E'en now by faith I claim Him mine, 

The risen Son of God ; 
Redemption by His death I find, 
And cleansing through the Blood. 

3 Love brings the glorious fulness in, 

And to His saints makes known 
The blessed rest from inbred sin, 
Through faith in Christ alone. 

4 Believing souls, rejoicing go ; 

There shall to you be given 
A glorious foretaste, here below, 
Of endless life in heaven. 

5 Of victory now o'er Satan's power 

Let all the ransomed sing, 
And triumph in the dying hour, 
Through Christ the Lord, our King. 

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In grace the holy God 
Did full salvation plan, 
Electing in His sovereign grace 
To save rebellious man. 

By grace are ye saved through faith, 
Through faith, . . . through faith, . . . 
Through faith, and that not of yourselves, 
Through faith, and that not of yourselves, 

Not of works, . . . not of works, . . . 
Not of works, lest any man should boast : 

It is the gift of God. 
Not of works, lest any man should boast : 

It is the gift of God. 
It is the gift of God ; it is the gift of God ; 

It is the gift of God — the gift of God. 

This grace of God appears 
In Jesus Christ His Son, 
He, lifted on the cross of shame, 
The grace of God makes known. 

To all who do believe 
In God, through Christ revealed, 
By grace they full salvation have, 
And " sons of God " are sealed. 

19 (B) 

In some way or other 

The Lord will provide: 

It may not be my way, 

It may not be thy way ; 

And yet, in His own way, 

" The Lord will provide." 

Then we'll trust in the Lord, 
And He will provide : 

Yes, we'll trust in the Lord, 
And He will provide. 


2 At some time or other 

The Lord will provide : 
It may not be my time, 
It may not be thy time ; 
And yet, in His own time, 

" The Lord will provide.' 

3 Despond then no longer ; 

The Lord will provide ; 
And this be the token — 
No word He hath spoken 
Was ever yet broken : 

" The Lord will provide.' 

4 March on then right boldly ; 

The sea shall divide ; 
The pathway made glorious, 
With shoutings victorious, 
We'll join in the chorus, 

" The Lord will provide.' 



Come sing, my soul, and praise the 
Lord, [blood ; 

Who hath redeemed thee by His 

Delivered thee from chains that 
bound, [ground. 

And brought thee to redemption 

Redemption ground, the ground of peace 
Redemption ground, oh, wondrous grace 
Here let our praise to God abound, 
Who saves us on redemption ground ! 

2 Once from my God I wandered far, 
And with His holy will made war ; 
But now my songs to God abound ; 
I'm standing on redemption ground. 

3 Oh, joyous hour when God to me 

A vision gave of Calvary ; [bound : 
My bonds were loosed, my soul un- 
I sang upon redemption ground. 

4 No works of merit now I plead, 
But Jesus take for all my need ; 
No righteousness in me is found, 
Except upon redemption ground. 

5 Come, weary soul, and here find rest ; 
Accept redemption, and be blest : 
The Christ who died, by God is 

To pardon on redemption ground. 




Behold, what love, what boundless 
The Father hath bestowed [love, 

On sinners lost, that we should be 
Now called " the sons of God ! " 

" Behold . . . what manner of love . . . 
what manner of love the Father hath bestowed 
upon us, that we . . . that we should be 
called . . . should be called the sons of God 1 " 

No longer far from Him, but now 

By " precious blood " made nigh, 
Accepted in the " Well-beloved," 

Near to God's heart we lie. 
What we in glory soon shall be, 

It doth not yet appear; 
But when our precious Lord we see, 

We shall His image bear. 
With such a blessed hope in view, 

We would more holy be, 
More like our risen, glorious Lord, 

Whose face we soon shall see. 

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Holy, Holy, Holy ! Lord God 
Almighty ! [rise to Thee ; 

Early in the morning our song shall 

Holy, Holy, Holy ! Merciful and 
Mighty ! 

God in Three Persons, blessed Trinity ! 

2 Holy, Holy, Holy ! all the saints 

adore Thee, 
Casting down their golden crowns 

around the glassy sea ; 
Cherubim and Seraphim falling down 

before Thee, [shalt be. 

Which wert, and art, and evermore 

3 Holy, Holy, Holy ! though the dark- 

ness hide Thee, 
Though the eye of sinful man Thy 

glory may not see : [beside Thee, 
Only Thou art holy, there is none 
Perfect in power, in love, and purity. 

4 Holy, Holy, Holy ! Lord God 

Almighty ! 
All Thy works shall praise Thy 

name in earth, and sky, and sea ; 
Holy, Holy, Holy ! Merciful and 

Mighty ! [Trinity ! 

God in Three Persons, blessed 

JL%j (373) 


To God be the glory ! great things 
He hath done : [us His Son ; 

So loved He the world that He gave 

Who yielded His life an atonement 
for sin, [may go in. 

And opened the Life-gate that all 

Praise the Lord ! praise the Lord ! Let the 
earth hear His voice ! [people rejoice ! 

Praise the Lord ! praise the Lord ! Let the 

Oh, come to the Father, through Jesus the Son ; 

And give Him the glory — great things He hath 

2 O perfect redemption, the purchase 
of blood, [God ; 

To every believe the promise of 

Creation, Providence, Redemption 

The vilest offender who truly believes, 
That moment from Jesus a pardon 

3 Great things He hath taught us, great 

things He hath done, [the Son ; 
And great our rejoicing through Jesus 
But purer, and higher, and greater 

will be [Jesus we see. 

Our wonder, our transport, when 

His Birth 


Hark ! what mean those holy voices 
Sweetly sounding in the skies ? 

Lo ! th' angelic host rejoices, 
Loudest hallelujahs rise. 

2 Listen to the wondrous story 

Which they chant in hymns of joy: 
" Glory in the highest, glory ! 
Glory' be to God most high. 

3 " Peace on earth, good-will from heav- 

Reaching far as man is found ; [en, 
Souls redeemed and sins forgiven, 
Loud our golden harps shall sound. 

4 " Christ is born ! the great Anointed ! 

Heaven and earth His glory sing ; 
Oh receive whom God appointed 
For your Prophet, Priest, and King! 

5 " Hasten, mortals, to adore Him, 

Learn His name and taste His joy, 
Till in heaven ye sing before Him — 
Glory be to God most high ! " 

6 Let us learn the wondrous story 

Of our great Redeemer's birth ; 
Spread the brightness of His glory, 
Till it cover all the earth. 

25 C 

Hark, the glad sound — the Saviour 
The Saviour promised long ; [comes! 

Let every heart exult with joy, 
And every voice be song ! 

2 He comes ! the prisoners to release, 

In Satan's bondage held ; 
The gates of brass before Him burst, 
The iron fetters yield. 

3 He comes ! the broken hearts to bind, 

The bleeding souls to cure ; 
And with the treasures of His grace 
To enrich the humble poor. 

4 Our glad hosannas, Prince of Peace ! 

Thy welcome shall proclaim ; 
And heaven's exalted arches ring 
With Thy most honoured name. 


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46 ; 


O little town of Bethlehem, 

How still we see thee lie ! 
Above thy deep and dreamless sleep 

The silent stars go by ; 
Yet in thy dark streets shineth 

The everlasting Light ; 
The hopes and fears of all the years 

Are met in thee to-night! 

2 For Christ is bora of Mary ; 

And gathered all above, 
While mortals sleep, the angels keep 

Their watch of wondering love. 
O morning stars, together 

Proclaim the holy birth, 
And praises sing to God the King, 

And peace to men on earth ! 

3 How silently, how silently, 

The wondrous gift is given ! 
So God imparts to human hearts 

The blessings of His heaven. 
No ear may hear His coming ; 

But in this world of sin, 
Where meek souls will receive Him, 

The dear Christ enters in. [still 

4 O holy Child of Bethlehem, 

Descend to us, we pray ; 
Cast out our sin and enter in — 

Be bora in us to-day ! 
We hear the holy angels 

The great glad tidings tell, — 
Oh, come to us, abide with us, 

Our Lord Emmanuel ! 

27 ( 


64 ; 


Never shone a light so fair, 
Never fell so sweet a song, 

As the chorus in the air 
Chanted by the angel throng ; 

Every star took up the story : 

*' Christ has come, the Prince of glory. 
Come in humble hearts to dwell ; 
God with us, God with us, 
God with us, Immanuel ! " 

2 Still that Jubilee of song 

Breaks upon the rising mora ; 
While the anthem rolls along, 

Floods of light the earth adorn ; 
Old and young take up the story : 

3 Welcome now the blessed day, [King ; 

When we praise the Lord our 
When we meet to praise and pray, 

And His love with gladness sing ; 
Let the world take up the story : 

Rolling downward through the mid- 
night, [song ; 
Comes a glorious burst of heavenly 
Tis a chorus full of sweetness — 
And the singers are an angel throng. 
" Glory ! glory ... in the highest [meD I " 
On the earth good-will and peace to 
Down the ages . . . send the echo ; 
Let the glad earth shout again 1 

2 Wondering shepherds see the glory, 
Hear the word the shining ones 

declare ; 
At the manger fall in worship, [air. 
While the music fills the quivering 

3 Christ the Saviour, God's Anointed, 
Comes to earth our fearful debt to 
Man of Sorrows, and rejected, [pay — 
Lamb of God, that takes our sin away. 

J*y (sso) 8.7.4. 

Angels, from the realms of glory, 
Wing your flight o'er all the earth ; 

Ye who sang creation's story, 
Now proclaim Messiah's birth : 

Come and worship ! 
Worship Christ, the new-bora King ! 

2 Shepherds in the field abiding, 

Watching o'er their flocks by 
God with man is now residing, [night ; 
Yonder shines the Infant-light : 

Come and worship ! 
Worship Christ, the new-bora King ! 

3 Sages, leave your contemplations ; 

Brighter visions beam afar ! 

Seek the great Desire of nations, 

Ye have seen His natal star: 

Come and worship ! 
Worship Christ, the new-bora Kingj! 

4 Saints before the altar bending, 

Watching long in hope and fear, 
Suddenly the Lord, descending, 
In His temple shall appear : 

Come and worship ! 
Worship Christ, the new-bora King ! 


Hark ! the herald angels sing, 
" Glory to the new-born King, 
Peace on earth and mercy mild, 
God and sinners reconciled ! " 
Joyful, all ye nations, rise, 
Join the triumph of the skies ; 
With th' angelic host proclaim, 
" Christ is born in Bethlehem." 
Hark I the herald angels sing, 
" Glory to the new-born King." 


His Birth 

2 Christ, by highest heaven adored, 
Christ, the everlasting Lord, 
Late in time behold Him come, 
Offspring of a virgin's womb ; 
Veiled in flesh the Godhead see; 
Hail th' Incarnate Deity, 
Pleased as Man with men to dwell, 
Jesus our Immanuel ! 

Hark ! the herald angels sing, 
M Glory to the new-born King." 

3 Hail, the heavenly Prince of Peace ! 
Hail, the Sun of Righteousness ! 
Light and life to all He brings, 
Risen with healing in His wings ; 
Mild, He lays His glory by, 

Born that man no more may die, 
Born to raise the sons of earth, 
Born to give them second birth. 
Hark ! the herald angels sing, 
M Glory to the new-born King." 

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Oh come, all ye faithful, 
Joyfully triumphant, [accord : 

To Bethlehem hasten now with glad 
Lo ! in a manger 
Lies the King of angels ; 
Oh come, let us adore Him, 

Oh come, let us adore Him, Christ 
the Lord ! 

Raise, raise, choirs of angels, 
Songs of loudest triumph ; 
Through heaven's high arches be your 
praises poured : 
Now to our God be 
Glory in the highest ; 
Oh come, let us adore Him, 
Oh come, let us adore Him, Christ 
the Lord ! 

Amen ! Lord, we bless Thee, 

Born for our salvation ; 
O Jesus ! for ever be Thy name 

Word of the Father, [adored ; 

Late in flesh appearing ; 

Oh come, let us adore Him, 
Oh come, let us adore Him, Christ 
the Lord ! 


Once in royal David's city 
Stood a lowly cattle shed, 

Where a mother laid her Baby, 
In a manger for His bed. 

Mary was that mother mild, 

Jesus Christ her little Child. 

2 He came down to earth from heaven, 

Who is God and Lord of all, 
And His shelter was a stable, 

And His cradle was a stall. 
With the poor, and mean, and lowly, 
Lived on earth our Saviour holy. 

3 And through all His wondrous child- 

He would honour and obey, [hood 
Love and watch the lowly mother 

In whose gentle arms He lay. 
Christian children all must be 
Mild, obedient, good as He. 

4 For He is our childhood's pattern, 

Day by day like us He grew ; 
He was little, weak, and helpless, 

Tears and smiles like us He knew ; 
And He feeleth for our sadness, 
And He shareth in our gladness. 

5 And our eyes at last shall see Hirn 

Through His own redeeming love, 
For that Child so dear and gentle 

Is our Lord in heaven above ; 
And He leads His children on 
To the place where He is gone. 

6 Not in that poor lowly stable, 

With the oxen standing by, 
We shall see Him — but in heaven, 

Set at God's right hand on high; 
When like stars His children crowned, 
All in white shall wait around. 


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While shepherds watched their flocks 
by night, 

All seated on the ground; 
The angel of the Lord came down, 

And glory shone around. 

2 " Fear not ! " said he — for mighty 

Had seized their troubled mind, — 
" Glad tidings of great joy I bring 
To you and all mankind. 

3 " To you, in David's town, this day, 

Is born of David's line [Lord ; 

The Saviour, who is Christ the 
And this shall be the sign : 

4 " The heavenly Babe you there shall 

To human view displayed, [find 

All meanly wrapped in swathing 

And in a manger laid." [bands, 

5 Thus spake the seraph — and forth- 

Appeared a shining throng [with 
Of angels, praising God, who thus 
Addressed their joyful song : 


6 " All glory be to God on high ! 
And to the earth be peace ! 
Goodwill henceforth from heaven to 
Begin, and never cease ! " [men 

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To us a Child of hope is born, 

To us a Son is given ; 
Him shall the tribes of earth obey, 

Him all the hosts of heaven. 

2 His name shall be the Prince of Peace, 

For evermore adored, 
The Wonderful, the Counsellor, 
The great and mighty Lord ! 

3 His power, increasing, still shall 

spread ; 
His reign no end shall know: 
Justice shall guard His throne above, 
And peace abound below. 

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Thou didst leave Thy throne and Thy 
kingly crown, 
When Thou earnest to earth for me ; 
But in Bethlehem's home was there 
found no room 
For Thy holy nativity : 

Oh, come to my heart, Lord Jesus ! 

There is room in my heart for Thee ; 
Oh, come to my heart, Lord Jesus, come ! 

There is room in my heart for Thee. 

2 Heaven's arches rang when the angels 

Proclaiming Thy royal degree ; 
But of lowly birth cam'st Thou, Lord, 

on earth, 
And in great humility : 

3 The foxes found rest, and the birds 

had their nest 
In the shade of the forest tree ; 
But Thy couch was the sod, O Thou 

Son of God, 
In the deserts of Galilee : 

4 Thou earnest, O Lord, with the living 

That should set Thy people free ; 
But with mocking scorn, and with 

crown of thorn, 
They bore Thee to Calvary : 

Oh, come to my heart, Lord Jesus ! 

Thy cross is my only plea ; 
Oh, come to my heart, Lord Jesus, come! 

Thy cross is my only plea. 

5 When heaven's arches shall ring, and 
her choirs shall sing 
At Thy coming to victory ; 
Let Thy voice call me home, saying, 
" Yet there is room, 
There is room at My side for thee ! " 

And my heart shall rejoice, Lord Jesus ! 
When Thou comest and callest for me. 

His Life and Love 


36 W) 

I will sing the love of Jesus — 
Greater love was never known ; 

Yielding up His life for sinners, 
Oh, what love to me was shown ! 

I will praise . . my great Redeemer, . . . 

As my days . . are on the wing ; 
I will sing . . of Him who saves me, . 

I will magnify the Lord my King. 

2 I will sing the words of Jesus — 

Words of life from lips Divine ; 
Full of comfort, joy, and courage, 
Precious to this soul of mine. 

3 I will sing the grace of Jesus — 

Grace my heart may now receive ; 
He by faith will seal my pardon, 
If His promise I believe. 

4 I will sing the name of Jesus — 

Name of all most dear to me ; 
By the ransomed host in glory 
Shall His name exalted be. 

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Sitting by the wayside, sinful, weak, 

and blind, [day, 

Waiting in my darkness for the 

O Thou Saviour, Jesus, merciful and 

kind, [away ! 

Hear me now, and take my sins 

No one knows my sorrow, no one cares for me — 
Waiting in the darkness for the day ; 

Hear a sinner pleading, pleading, Lord, with 
Jesus, come and take my sins away 1 [Thee — 

2 Long in darkness waiting, weary, sad, 

and lone, [see ! 

How I long Thy glorious face to 

O Thou blessed Jesus, make me al! 

Thine own ; [set me free 1 

Speak the word, and Thou canst 

3 Weary with my blindness, waiting all 

the day, [pain ; 

Weary with my sorrow and my 

O Thou Son of David, pass me not, 

I pray : [again ! 

Leave me not in hopeless night 

4 Sitting by the wayside, sinful, weak, 

and blind, 

Is there any hope for one like me ? 

Something seems to whisper in my 

darkened mind, [sinner free." 

" Christ has power to set the 




I am so glad that our Father in 
heaven [given : 

Tells of His love in the Book He has 

Wonderful things in the Bible I see ; 

This is the dearest, that Jesus loves 

I am so glad that Jesus loves me, 
Jesus loves me, Jesus loves me, 
I am so glad that Jesus loves me, 
Jesu3 loves even me. 

2 Though I forget Him, and wander 

away, [stray ; 

Still He doth love me wherever I 
Back to His dear loving arms do I 

flee, [me. 

When I remember that Jesus loves 

3 Oh, if there's only one song I can 

sing, [great King, 

When in His beauty I see the 
This shall my song in eternity be, 
M Oh, what a wonder that Jesus loves 

me ! " 

4 Jesus loves me, and I know I love 

Him : [soul to redeem ; 

Love brought Him down my poor 
Yes, it was love made Him die on 

the tree : 
Oh, I am certain that Jesus loves me ! 

5 If one should ask of me, ho wean I tell? 
Glory to Jesus, I know very well ! 
God's Holy Spirit with mine doth 

agree, [me. 

Constantly witnessing — Jesus loves 

6 In this assurance I find sweetest rest, 
Trusting in Jesus, I know I am blest ; 
Satan, dismayed, from my soul now 

doth flee, [loves me. 

When I just tell him that Jesus 


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\ 109/ P.M. 

Tell the glad story of Jesus, who 
came, [claim ; 

Full of compassion, the lost to re- 
Tell of redemption through faith in 
His name : 
Tell the glad story again! 

Tell . . it again 1 . . Tell . . it again ! . . 
Tell the glad story to suffering man; 
Tell it, oh tell it, again ! 

His Life and Love 

2 Tell the glad story where, sad and 

opprest, [rest ; 

Many in bondage are sighing for 

Tell them in Jesus they all may be 

Tell the glad story again ! [blest : 

3 Tell the glad story with patience and 

love, [prove ; 

Urging the lost ones His mercy to 

Tell them of mansions preparing 

Tell the glad story again 1 [above : 

4 Tell the glad story when Jordan's 

dark wave [brave ; 

Calleth our loved ones its billows to 
Tell them that Jesus is mighty to save : 
Tell the glad story again ! 

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Jesus, my Saviour, to Bethlehem 

came, [shame ; 

Born in a manger to sorrow and 

Oh, it was wonderful — blest be His 

Seeking for me, for me! [name! 

Seeking for me ! for me ! . . 
Seeking for me ! for me ! . . 
Oh, it was wonderful — blest be His name 
Seeking for me, for me ! 

2 Jesus, my Saviour, on Calvary's tree, 
Paid the great debt, and my soul He 

set free ; [be ? — 

Oh, it was wonderful — how could it 
Dying for me, for me ! 

Dying for me ! for me ! . . 
Dying for me ! for me ! . . 
Oh, it was wonderful — how could it be ?— 
Dying for me, for me ! 

3 Jesus, my Saviour, the same as of old, 
While I was wand'ring afar from the 

fold, [my soul, 

Gently and long did He plead with 
Calling for me, for me ! 

Calling for me ! for me ! . . 
Calling for me ! for me ! . . 
Gentfy and long did He plead with my soul, 
Calling for me, for me ! 

4 Jesus, my Saviour, shall come from 

on high — 
Sweet is the promise as weary years 

fly ; " [sky, 

Oh, I shall see Him descend from the 
Coming for me, for me ! 

Coming for me ! for me ! . . 
Coming for me ! for me ! . . 
Oh, I shall see Him descend from the sky, 
Coming for me, for me I 


41 ») 

I have heard of Jesus in Bethlehem 
Of whom it hath been said, [born, 

That a star the wise men followed 
from far, 
Till they reached His lowly bed. 

He is my Saviour ! This same Jesus of 

whom I've heard ; [Word. 

He is my Saviour! I've found it in His 

2 I have heard of Jesus on Galilee's 

The wind obeyed His will, [wave ; 
And the sea grew calm at hearing His 
In the wondrous " Peace, be still ! " 

3 I have heard of Jesus at Bethany's 

When standing by the grave, [home, 
How He cried, " Come forth, O 
Lazarus, now ! " 
In His mighty power to save. 

4 I have heard of Jesus on Calvary's 

He died a Saviour true ; [brow, — 
And He said, " Forgive them, Father, 
I pray, 
For they know not what they do." 

5 I have heard of Jesus in sepulchre laid, 

In death's dark, sullen gloom ; 
How He burst the bars, and rising, 
came forth, 
Mighty Victor from the tomb. 

QiJml VIM*) 10.6. 

There is no love like the love of Jesus, 

Never to fade or fall, 
Till into the fold of the peace of God 

He has gathered us all. 

Jesus' love, precious love, 

Boundless and pure and free ; [soul, 

Oh, turn to that love, weary wandering 

Jesus pleadeth for thee. 

2 There is no heart like the heart of 

Filled with a tender love; [Jesus, 

No throb nor throe that our hearts 

But He feels it above, [can know, 

3 Oh, let us hark to the voice of Jesus ! 

Oh, may we never roam, 
Till safe we rest on His loving breast 
In the dear heavenly home. 



Tell me the story of Jesus, 

Write on my heart every word ; 
Tell me the story most precious, 

Sweetest that ever was heard : 
Tell how the angels in chorus 

Sang, as they welcomed His birth, 
" Glory to God in the highest, 

Peace and good tidings to earth ! " 

2 Fasting alone in the desert, 

Tell of the days that He passed ; 
How for our sins He was tempted, 

Yet was triumphant at last : 
Tell of the years of His labour, 

Tell of the sorrows He bore ; 
He was despised and rejected, 

Homeless, afflicted, and poor. 

3 Tell of the cross where they nailed 

Tell of His anguish and pain ; [Him ; 
Tell of the grave where they laid 

Tell how He liveth again: [Him, — 
Love, in that story so tender, 

Clearer than ever I see : 
Glory for ever to Jesus ! 

He paid the ransom for me. 

44 ("if) 

From the Bethlehem manger-home, 

Walking His dear form beside, 

We to Calvary's mount have come, 

Where our Lord was crucified. 

Sweet tones of love come down the «g<» 

through : [do." 

" Father, forgive ! they know not wb*t they 

2 Scornful words the soldiers fling, 
Wicked rulers Him deride, 
Saying, " If Thou be the King, 
Save Thyself, Thou Crucified ! M 

3 Wondrous love for sinful men, 
Of the sinless .One that died I 
May we wound Thee not again, 
Thou, O Christ, the Crucified 1 

45 (425) 8.8.8.?. 

'Tis known on earth and heaven too, 
'Tis sweet to me because 'tis true ; 
The " old, old story " is ever new ; 
Tell me more about Jesus ! 

" Tell me more about Jesus I " 
" Tell me more about Jesus ! " 
Him would I know who loved me so : 
" Tell me more about Jesus I " 

2 Earth's fairest flowers will droop and 

Dark clouds o'erspread yon azure sky ; 
Life's dearest joys flit fleetest by ; 
Tell me more about Jesus 1 

3 When overwhelmed with unbelief, 
When burdened with a blinding grief 
Come kindly then to my relief; 

Tell me more about Jesus ! 

4 And when the glory-land I see, 

And take the " place prepared " for 
me, [be- 

Through endless years my song shall 
" Tell me more about Jesus ! " 

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I love to tell the Story 

Of unseen things above $ 
Of Jesus and His glory, 

Of Jesus and His love. 
I love to tell the Story, 

Because I know it's true ; 
It satisfies my longings 

As nothing else can do. 

I love to tell the Story ! 
'Twill be my theme in glory, 
To tell the Old, Old Story, 
Of jesus and His love. 

2 I love to tell the Story : 

More wonderful it seems 
Than all the golden fancies 

Of all our golden dreams. 
I love to tell the Story : 

It did so much for me ; 
And that is just the reason 

I tell it now to thee. 

3 I love to tell the Story : 

Tis pleasant to repeat 
What seems, each time I tell it, 

More wonderfully sweet. 
I love to tell the Story : 

For some have never heard 
The message of salvation 

From God's own Holy Word. 

4 I love to tell the Story : 

For those who know it best 
S^em hungering and thirsting 

To hear it like the rest. 
And when, in scenes of glory, 

I sing the New, New Song, 
'Twill be the Old, Old Story 

That I have loved so long. 

His Life and Love 

Oh, praise His Son, our Saviour, 
For this His word of peace I 

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M Neither do I condemn thee ! " — 
Oh, words of wondrous grace ! 

Thy sins were borne upon the cross : 
Believe, and go in peace. 

" Neither do I condemn thee ! " 
Oh ? sing it o'er and o'er : 

'* Neither do I condemn thee 
Go, and sin no more." 

2 " Neither do I condemn thee ! " — 

For there is therefore now 
** No condemnation " for thee, 
As at the cross you bow. 

3 ** Neither do I condemn thee !-— 

I came not to condemn ; 
I came from God to save thee, 
And turn thee from thy sin." 

4 M Neither do I condemn thee ! "— 

Oh, praise the God of grace J 


Jesus knows thy sorrow, 

Knows thine every care ; 
Knows thy deep contrition, 

Hears thy feeblest prayer ; 
Do not fear to trust Him — 

Tell Him all thy grief; 
Cast on Him thy burden, 

He will bring relief. 

2 Trust the heart of Jesus, 

Thou art precious there ; 
Surely He would shield thee 

From the tempter's snare ; 
Safely He would lead thee, 

By His own sweet way, 
Out into the glory 

Of a brighter day. 

3 Jesus knows thy conflict, 

Hears thy burdened sigh ; 
When thy heart is wounded, 

Hears thy plaintive cry : 
He thy soul will strengthen, 

Overcome thy fears ; 
He will send thee comfort, 

Wipe away thy tears. 


What a blessed hope is mine, 
Through the love of Jesus ! 

I'm an heir of life divine, 
Through the love of Jesus ! 

He will my soul defend ; 

He, my unchanging Friend 
He will keep me to the end : 

All glory be to Jesus I 

2 I can sing without a fear, 

Praise the name of Jesus ! 
He, my present help, is near, 
Praise the name of Jesus ! 

3 Pressing on my pilgrim way, 

Trusting only Jesus ! 
Oh, 'tis joy from day to day, 
Trusting only Jesus ! 

4 Thus my journey I'll pursue, 

Looking unto Jesus ! 
Till the land of rest I view, 
There to dwell with Jesus ! 





I met a Stranger fair to see, 
As walked I down life's rugged way ; 
He spoke so sweet, so tenderly, 
He won me to Himself that day. 


It was the Man ... of Galilee . . . 
Who whispered words ... of joy to me : . . . 
" Thy many sins ... be all forgiven thee, 
Thy sins be all . . . forgiven thee." 

2 And when that Stranger spoke to me, 
My heart threw off its guilty load ; 

I felt at once that I was free ; 
I left my burdens by the road. 

3 I love that Stranger since the hour 
He talked to me in tender tone ; 
A joy is mine, I feel its power — 
And Him as Lord I'm glad to own. 

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Only Jesus feels and knows 
All the weight of human woes ; 
Full and free His mercy flows, — 
Blessed, blessed Jesus ! 

Oh, that Name we love to hear, 
Name above all others dear ! 
How it calms our every fear ! 
Blessed, blessed Jesus ! 

2 Only Jesus looks within, 

Sees our hearts and all our sin ; 
Only He can make us clean ; 
Blessed, blessed Jesus ! 

3 Only Jesus answers prayer, 
Lighter makes the cross we bear, 
Bids us cast on Him our care ; 

Blessed, blessed Jesus ! 

4 Safe in Him our souls abide, 

Safe His hand our steps will guide, 
Till we sing beyond the tide, 
" Blessed, blessed Jesus ! " 

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Come near me, O my Saviour ! 

Thy tenderness reveal ; 
Oh, let me know the sympathy 

Which Thou for me dost feel ! 

need Thee every moment ; 

Thine absence brings dismay ; 
But when the tempter hurls his darts, 

'Twere death with Thee away ! 

2 Come near me, my Redeemer, 

And never leave my side ! 
My bark, when tossed on trouble's 

The storm cannot outride, [sea, 
Unless Thy word of power 

Arrest the surging wave, [quell ; 
No voice but Thine its rage can 

No arm but Thine can save ! 

3 Come near me, blessed Jesus ! 

I need Thee in my joy. 
No less than when the direst ills 
My happiness destroy ; 

For when the sun shines o'er me, 

And flowers strew my way, 
Without Thy wise and guiding hand, 

More easily I stray. 
4 Be near me, mighty Saviour, 

When comes the latest strife ! 
For Thou hast through death's 
shadows passed, 

And ope'd the gates of life ; 
And when among the ransomed 

I stand with crown and palm, 
To Thee, Divine, unfailing Friend, 

I'll raise th' eternal psalm ! 



Oh where is He that trod the sea ? 

Oh where is He that spake, 
And demons from their victims flee, 

The dead their slumber break ? 
The palsied rise in freedom strong, 

The dumb men talk and sing, 
And from blind eyes, benighted long, 

Bright beams of morning spring. 

2 Oh where is He that trod the sea ? 

'Tis only He can save ; 
To thousands hungering wearily 

A wondrous meal He gave : [made, 
The Word, who all the worlds had 

To His own creatures spake ; 
'Twas spring-tide when He blest the 

And harvest when He brake. 

3 Oh where is He that trod the sea ? 

My soul, the Lord is here ! 
Let all thy fears be hushed in thee, 

Be thine to know Him near : 
Thy utmost needs He'll satisfy: 

Art thou diseased or dumb, 
Or dost thou in thy hunger cry ? 

" I come," saith Christ, " I come ! " 

04 (142) 9.8. 

Come, sing the sweet song of the 
ages — 

The song of Immanuel sing ! [nal 
There comes through the portals eter- 

An anthem of praise to the King ! 

Then loud let our carols of gladness 
Re-echo the song of the skies ; 

Once more to the tidings of glory 
The earth in its fulness replies. 

2 Foretold by the word of the prophets ; 

Decreed by the wisdom of God ; 
We hail the fulfilment of mercy, 
We praise our Redeemer and Lord. 

3 The centuries sing of His coming ; 

The nations His wonders proclaim ; 

His Life and Love 

And ever increasing in glory, 
We sing of His wonderful name. 
4 The song that is sweetest and noblest 
We sing to the Lord we adore ; 
And crown Him who comes to 
redeem us — 
Immanuel, King evermore ! 

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She only touched the hem of His 
As to His side she stole, [garment 

Amid the crowd that gathered around 
And straightway she was whole. 

Oh, touch the hem of His garment ! 

And thou, too, shalt be free ; 
His saving power this very hour 

Shall give new life to thee ! 

2 She came in fear and trembling 

before Him, 
She knew her Lord had come ; 
She felt that from Him virtue had 

healed her ; 
The mighty deed was done. 

3 He turned with " Daughter, be of 

good comfort, 

Thy faith hath made thee whole ! " 
And peace that passeth all under- 

With gladness filled her soul. 



Like some sweet bird that upward 
flies, [rise, 

My soul to heavenly heights would 
And while I mount to worlds above, 
Would sing of Christ's redeeming 

Redeeming love, . . . redeeming love ! . . . 
The grandest theme, all themes above ; 
My soul with joy . . . her wings would prove, 
And sing of Christ's redeeming love. 

2 Like some sweet flower of spring that 

wakes, [breaks, 

When sun and shower its slumber 
My soul would rise from doubt and 

And in His love eternal bloom. 

3 Redeeming love ! oh, can it be 
That Jesus shed His blood for me ? 
His glorious name I will adore, 
And praise and bless Him evermore. 




Safe in the arms of Jesus, 
Safe on His gentle breast, 

There by His love o'ershaded, 
Sweetly my soul shall rest. 

Hark ! 'tis the voice of angels 

Borne in a song to me, 
Over the fields of glory, 

Over the jasper sea. 

Safe in the arms of Jesus, 
Safe on His gentle breast ; 

There by His love o'ershaded, 
Sweetly my soul shall rest. 

2 Safe in the arms of Jesus, 

Safe from corroding care, 
Safe from the world's temptations, 

Sin cannot harm me there. 
Free from the blight of sorrow, 

Free from my doubts and fears ; 
Only a few more trials, 

Only a few more tears. 

3 Jesus, my heart's dear refuge, 

Jesus has died for me; 
Firm on the Rock of Ages 

Ever my trust shall be. 
Here let me wait with patience, 

Wait till the night is o'er; 
Wait till I see the morning 

Break on the golden shore. 



Can it be that Jesus bought me, 

And on the shameful cross atoned 

for me, [Him ? 

Loved me, chose me ere I knew 

Oh, what a precious, precious 

Friend is He ! 

Oh, it is wonderful, very, very wonderful, 
All His grace so rich and free ! 

Oh, it is wonderful, very, very wonderful, 
All His love and grace to me ! 

2 Praise His name, He sought and 

found me, [brought me near; 
Saved me from wandering and 
Freely now His grace bestowing, 
Jesus is growing unto me more 


3 Oh, how long He had been waiting, 

Waiting the dawning of the precious 

When I should at last be yielding, 
Yielding to Jesus every ransomed 


4 From that hour He has been seeking 

How He may fill me with His 

precious love ; 
How He may through grace trans- 
form me, [above. 

Meet for the fellowship of saints 



In tenderness He sought me, 
Weary and sick with sin, 


And on His shoulders brought me 
Back to His fold again ; 
While angels in His presence sang 
Until the courts of heaven rang. 

Oh, the love that sought me ! 

Oh, the blood that bought me ! 
Oh, the grace that brought me to the fold ! 
Wondrous grace that brought me to the fold ! 

2 lie found me bruised and dying, 

And poured in oil and wine ; 
He whispered to assure me, 
** I've found thee — thou art 
Mine ! " 
I never heard a sweeter voice, 
It made my aching heart rejoice ! 

3 Hj pointed to the nail -prints, 

For me His blood was shed ; 
A mocking crown so thorny 

Was placed upon His head, 
I wondered what He saw in me 
To suffer such deep agony. 

4 Fro sitting in His presence, 

The sunshine of His face, 
While with adoring wonder 

His blessings I retrace. 
It seems as if eternal days 
Are far too short to sound His praise. 

5 So while the hours are passing, 

All now is perfect rest ; 
I'm waiting for the morning, 
The brightest and the best, 
When He will call us to His side, 
To be with Him, His spotless Bride. 


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Jasus , the very thought of Thee 
With sweetness fills my breast; 

But sweeter far Thy face to see, 
And in Thy presence rest. 

2 Nor voice can sing, nor heart can 

Nor can the memory find [frame, 
A sweeter sound than Thy blest name, 
O Saviour of mankind ! 

3 Oh„ hope of every contrite heart ! 

Oh, joy of all the meek ! 
To those who fall, how kind Thou art ! 
How good to those who seek ! 

4 And those who find Thee, find a bliss 

Nor tongue nor pen can show ; 
The love of Jesus, what it is 
None but His loved ones know. 

5 Jesus ! our only joy be Thou, 

As Thou our prize wilt be; 
Jesus ! be Thou our glory now, 
And through eternity. 

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P. ft. 

Master, the tempest is raging ! 
The billows are tossing high I 

The sky is o'er-shadowed with black- 
No shelter or help is nigh : [ness, 

" Carest Thou not that we perish ? " 
How canst Thou lie asleep, 

When each moment so madly is 
A grave in the angry deep ? 

" The winds and the waves shall obey My will I 

Peace 1 ... be stilt ! . . . 
Whether the wrath of the storm-tost sea. 
Or demons, or men, or whatever it be, 
No waters can swallow the ship where lies 
The Master of ocean, and earth, and skies : 
They all shall sweetly obey My will ; 

Peace ! be still ! Peace ! be still ! 
They all shall sweetly obey My will ; 

Peace I peace ! be still I " 

2 Master, with anguish of spirit 

I bow in my grief to-day ; 
The depths of my sad heart arc 
troubled ; 

Oh, waken and save, I pray ! 
Torrents of sin and of anguish 

Sweep o'er my sinking soul ; 
And I perish ! I perish ! dear Master : 

Oh, hasten, and take control. 

3 Master, the terror is over, 

The elements sweetly rest ; 
Earth's sun in the calm lake is 

And heaven's within my breast ; 
Linger, O blessed Redeemer, 

Leave me alone no more : [harbour, 
And with joy I shall make the blest 

And rest on the blissful shore. 




He is seeking for the lost, 
For the lone and tempest-tost, 

Hear the tender Shepherd calling day 
by day ; . . . 
Over mountain, hill, and plain, 
In the sunshine and the rain, [away. 

He is seeking for the wanderers far 

Far away, ... far away, ... He is seeking for 
the wanderers gone astray ; . . . 

Over mountain, hill, and plain, in the sunshine 
and the rain, 

Hear the tender Shepherd celling day by day. 

2 See His feet, all bleeding, torn, 
Pierced with many a cruel thorn, 
While He struggles thro 1 the valleys 
chill and lone ; . . . 
But He presses eager on, 

His Life and Lov* 

All the rocks and caves among, 
Ever seeking to reclaim and save His 

Oh, the night is closing round, 
Have the lost ones all been found ? 

Are they coming from the mountains 
dark and cold ? . . . 
Let us heed the Shepherd's voice, 
Let us follow and rejoice, [the fold. 

While He leads us, gently leads us to 



Jesus, Thy boundless love to me 
No thought can reach, no tongue 
declare ; 

Oh, knit my thankful heart to Thee, 
And reign without a rival there ! 

Thine wholly, Thine alone I am ; 

Lord, with Thy love my heart inflame. 

2 Oh, grant that nothing in my soul 

May dwell, but Thy pure love 
alone ! 
Oh, may Thy love possess me whole — 
My joy, my treasure, and my 
crown ! 
All coldness from my heart remove ; 
May every act, word, thought, be 

3 O Love, how cheering is Thy ray ! 

All pain before Thy presence flies ; 
Care, anguish, sorrow, melt away, 

Where'er Thy healing beams arise ; 
O Jesus, nothing may I see, 
Nothing desire, or seek, but Thee. 

4 In suffering be Thy love my peace ; 

In weakness be Thy love my power ; 
And when the storms of life shall 

Jesus, in that important hour, 
In death, as life, be Thou my Guide, 
And save me who for me hast died. 


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Tenderly the shepherd, 
O'er the mountains cold, 

Goes to bring his lost one 
Back to the fold. 

Seeking to save, seeking to save ; 
Lost one, 'tis Jesus seeking to save. 
Seeking to save, seeking to save ; 
Lost one, 'tis Jesus seeking to save. 

2 Patiently the owner 

Seeks with earnest care, 
In the dust and darkness, 
Her treasure rare. 

3 Lovingly the father 

Sends the news around : 
" He once dead now liveth — 
Once lost is found." 




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One there is above all others, 

Oh, how He loves ! 
His is love beyond a brother's, 

Oh, how He loves ! 
Earthly friends may fail or leave us, 
One day soothe, the next day grieve 

But this Friend will ne'er deceive us , 

Oh, how He loves ! 

2 Tis eternal life to know Him, 

Oh, how He loves ! [Him, 

Think, oh think, how much we owe 

Oh, how He loves ! [us, 

With His precious blood He bought 
In the wilderness He sought us, 
To His fold He safely brought us, 

Oh, how He loves ! 

3 Blessed Jesus ! would you know 

Oh, how He loves ! [Him 1 

Give yourselves entirely to Him, 

Oh, how He loves ! 
Think no longer of the morrow, 
From the past new courage borrow, 
Jesus carries all your sorrow : 

Oh, how He loves ! 

4 All your sins shall be forgiven, 

Oh, how He loves ! 
Backward shall your foes be driven, 

Oh, how He loves ! 
Best of blessings He'll provide you, 
Naught but good shall e'er betide you, 
Safe to glory He will guide you, 

Oh, how He loves 1 





Who is He in yonder stall, 

At whose feet the shepherds fall ? 

'Tis the Lord ! O wondrous story I 
'Tis the Lord, the King of Glory I 
At His feet we humbly fall- 
Crown Him 1 crown Him Lord of all! 

2 Who is He in deep distress, 
Fasting in the wilderness ? 

3 Who is He the people bless 
For His words of gentleness ? 

4 Who is He to whom they bring 
All the sick and sorrowing ? 

5 Who is He who stands and weeps 
At the grave where Lazarus sleeps ? 


6 Who is He the gathering throng 
Greet with loud triumphant song ? 

7 Lo, at midnight, who is He 
Prays in dark Gethsemane ? 

8 Who is He on yonder tree 
Dies in grief and agony ? 

9 Who is He who from the grave 
Comes to succour, help, and save ? 

10 Who is He who from His throne 
Rules through all the worlds alone ? 



Hail to the Lord's Anointed, 

Great David's greater Son ; 
Hail in the time appointed, 

His reign on earth begun ! 
He comes to break oppression, 

To set the captive free ; 
To take away transgression, 

And rule in equity. 

2 He shall come down like showers 

Upon the fruitful earth : 
And love, joy, hope, like flowers, 

Spring in His path to birth. 
Before Him on the mountains 

Shall Peace, the herald, go ; 
And righteousness in fountains 

From hill to valley flow. 

3 Kings shall fall down before Him, 

And gold and incense bring ; 
All nations shall adore Him, 

His praise all people sing. 
For He shall have dominion 

O'er river, sea, and shore, 
Far as the eagle's pinion 

Or dove's light wing can soar. 

4 For Him shall prayer unceasing, 

And daily vows ascend ; 
His kingdom still increasing, 

A kingdom without end. 
The tide of time shall never 

His covenant remove ; 
His name shall stand for ever, 

That name to us is — Love ! 




Did Christ o'er sinners weep ? 
And shall our tears be dry ? 
Let floods of penitential grief 
Burst forth from every eye. 

2 The Son of God in tears 
The wondering angels see : 
Be thou astonished, O my soul ? 
He shed those tears for thee. 


He wept that we might weep; 
Each sin demands a tear : 
In heaven alone no sin is found, 
And there's no weeping there. 


I will tell you the wonderful story 


Of Jesus, the mighty to save ; 

Who purchased salvation for all on 

the cross, [grave. 

And triumphed o'er death and the 

Oh, hear it again, blessed story of love, 
Redemption through Jesus from sin ; . . 

He opened the portals of life to my soul, 
And tenderly welcomed me in. . . . 

2 I will tell you the wonderful story 

Of pardon to all that believe ; 
And, oh that the Spirit will help you 
just now, 
The message of grace to receive ! 

3 I will tell you the wonderful story 

So precious and dear to my heart ; 
'Twill give you a comfort the world 

cannot give, 
A joy it can never impart. 

4 I will tell you the wonderful story 

The wonderful story so true : [again, 
Oh, haste to the fountain of mercy 
Whose waters are flowing for you. 



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He lives and loves, our Saviour King ; 
With joyful lips your tribute bring ; 
Repeat His praise, exalt His Name, 
Whose grace and truth are still the 

His mercy flows, an endless stream, 
To all eternity the same ; 

To all eternity, to all eternity, 
To all eternity the same. 

2 His hand is strong, His Word endures, 
His sacrifice our peace secures ; 
From sin and death He doth redeem, 
His changeless love be all our theme. 

3 Each day reveals His constant love, 
With " mercies new " from heaven 

above ; 
Thro' ages past His Word hath stood ; 
Oh, taste and see that He is good ! 

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Oh, precious words that Jesus said ! — 
" The soul that comes to Me, 

His Life and Love 

I will in no wise cast him out, 
Whoever he may be." 

" Whoever he may be, 
Whoever he may be ; 
I will in no wise cast him out, 
Whoever he may be." 

Oh, precious words that Jesus said ! — 

" Behold, I am the Door ; 
And all that enter in by Me 

Have life for evermore." 

" Have life for evermore, 
Have life for evermore ; 
And all that enter in by Me 
Have life for evermore.'* 

Oh, precious words that Jesus said ! — 
" Come, weary souls oppressed, 

Come, take My yoke and learn of Me ; 
And I will give you rest." 

" And I will give you rest, 
And I will give you rest ; 
Come, take My yoke and learn of Me ; 
And I will give you rest." 

Oh, precious words that Jesus said ! — 

" The world I overcame ; 
And they who follow where I lead, 

Shall conquer in My name." 

" Shall conquer in My name, 
Shall conquer in My name ; 
And they who follow where I lead, 
Shall conquer in My name." 



O Thou precious Saviour, 
» So kind and good to me : 

That I might live, Thy blood was shed 
On Calvary's cruel tree. 

my precious Saviour, 
So wonderfully kind ! 

Should I search the wide world over, 

1 could none like Jesus find. 

2 O Thou precious Saviour, 
To whose kind, loving heart 

The burdened soul may tell its grief, 
And in Thy love have part. 

3 O Thou precious Saviour, 
Who suffer'd long for me, 

Thy power alone can save from guilt, 
From Satan's yoke set free. 

4 O Thou precious Saviour, 
Whose love will give the prize, 

When life's toils o'er, my soul wings 
To realms beyond the skies. [on 

5 O Thou precious Saviour, 
Let all my added days 

Be spent to serve and honour Thee, 
Be spent to bring Thee praise. 


Oh, sweet is the story of Jesus, 
The wonde r ful Saviour of men. 


Who suffered and died for the sinner — 
I'll tell it again and again ! 

Oh, won derful, wonderful sto - - ry! 

The dear - - - est that ever was told ; . . 

I'll repeat it in glo ry, the wonderful 

sto ry, 

Where I . . . shall His beauty behold. 

2 He came from the mansions of glory ; 

His blood as a ransom He gave 
To purchase eternal redemption — 
And oh, He is mighty to save ! 

3 His mercy flows on like a river; 

His love is unmeasured and free; 
His grace is for ever sufficient, 
It reaches and saves even me. 

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Go and tell Jesus, weary, sin-sick 
soul ! [thee whole ; 

He'll ease thee of thy burden, make 

Look up to Him, He only can forgive ; 

Believe on Him, and thou shalt surely 

Go and tell Jesus — He only can forgive : 
Go and tell Jesus — oh, turn to Him and live! 
Go and tell Jesus ! go and tell Jesus ! 
Go and tell Jesus ! — He only can forgive. 

2 Go and tell Jesus, when your sins 

arise [your eyes : 

Like mountains of dark guilt before 
His blood was shed, His precious life 

He gave, [might have. 

That mercy, peace, and pardon you 

3 Go and tell Jesus: He'll dispel thy 

fears, [thy tears; 

Will calm thy doubts, and wipe away 
He'll take thee in His arms, and on 

His breast [blest. 

Thou may'st be happy, and for ever 




Who came down from heaven to 
Jesus Christ our Saviour ! [earth ? 

Came a child of lowly birth ? 
Jesus Christ our Saviour ! 

Sound the chorus loud and clear — 
He hath brought salvation near ; 
None so precious, none so dear: 
Jesus Christ our Saviour 1 

2 Who was lifted on the tree ? 

Jesus Christ our Saviour ! 

There to ransom you and me ? 

Jesus Christ our Saviour ! 

3 Who hath promised to forgive ? 

Jesus Christ our Saviour ! 
Who hath said, " Believe and live " 
Jesus Christ our Saviour ! 


4 Who is now enthroned above ? 

Jesus Christ our Saviour ! 
Whom should we obey and love ? 
Jesus Christ our Saviour ! 

5 Who again from heaven shall come ? 

Jesus Christ our Saviour ! 
Take to glory all His own ? 
Jesus Christ our Saviour ! 

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O Love, that passeth knowledge, 

O Love, whose beams have shone 
Through everlasting ages, 

From God's eternal throne ; 
What power Thy depths can fathom ? 

What tongue can speak Thy worth ? 
And yet Thou condescendest 

To dwell with men on earth. 

O Love, all love excelling j^ 
Unnumbered hosts are telling, 
In yonder blissful dwelling, 

What Thou for them hast done. 

2 O Love, that our redemption 

Made perfect through the blood 
Of Him whose life was offered, 

To bring us near to God ; 
O Love, that now extendeth 

A pardon full and free, 
And bends with eyes of pity 

On sinners such as we. 

3 We give our hearts' devotion, 

And grateful thanks we bring, 
And lift our hearts and voices, 

To praise our Lord and King ; 
O Love, all thought surpassing, 

What will our rapture be, 
When, safe beyond the river, 

Our souls are lost in Thee ! 

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What means this eager, anxious 

Which moves with busy haste along — 
These wondrous gatherings day by 

day : [pray ? 

What means this strange commotion, 
In accents hushed the throng reply, 
M Jesus of Nazareth passeth by/* 

2 Who is this Jesus ? Why should He 
The city move so mightily ? 

A passing stranger, has He skill 
To move the multitude at will ? 
Again the stirring tones reply, 
M Jesus of Nazareth passeth by." 

3 Jesus ! 'tis He who once below 
Man's pathway trod, 'mid pain and 


And burdened ones, where'er He 
came, [lame : 

Brought out their sick, and deaf, and 
The blind rejoiced to hear the cry, 
" Jesus of Nazareth passeth by." 

4 Again He comes ! From place to place 
His holy footprints we can trace; 
He pauseth at our threshold — nay, 
He enters — condescends to stay:* 
Shall we not gladly raise the cry ? — 
" Jesus of Nazareth passeth by." 

5 Ho ! all ye heavy-laden, come ! 
Here's pardon, comfort, rest, and 

home ; 
Ye wanderers from a Father's face, 
Return, accept His proffered grace; 
Ye tempted ones, there's refuge nigh ; 
" Jesus of Nazareth passeth by." 

6 But if you still His call refuse, 
And all His wondrous love abuse, 
Soon will He sadly from you turn, 
Your bitter prayer for pardon spurn. 
" Too late ! too late ! " will be the cry — 
" Jesus of Nazareth has passed by.** 

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Once I was dead in sin, 
And hope within me died ; 

But now I'm dead to sin, 

With Jesus crucified. 

And can it be that " He loved me, 
And gave Himself for me " ? 

2 O height I cannot reach ! 

O depth I cannot sound : 
O love, O boundless love, 
In my Redeemer found ! 

3 O cold, ungrateful heart, 

That can from Jesus turn, 
When living fires of love 
Should on His altar burn. 

4 I live — and yet not I, 

But Christ that lives in me, 
Who from the law of sin 
And death hath made me free. 

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At even, ere the sun was set, 
The sick, O Lord, around Thee lay ; 
Oh, in what divers pains they met ! 
Oh, with what joy they went away ! 

2 Once more 'tis eventide, and we, 
Oppressed with various ills, draw near 
What if Thy form we cannot see ! 
We know and feel that Thou art here. 

3 O Saviour Christ, our woes dispel ! 
For some are sick, and some are sad, 

His Names and Title* 

And i ome have never loved Thee well, 
And some have lost the love they had : 

4 And all, O Lord, crave perfect rest, 
And to be wholly free from sin ; [best, 
And they who fain would serve Thee 
Are conscious most of wrong within. 

5 O Saviour Christ, Thou too art man ! 
Thou hast been troubled, tempted, 

Thy kind but searching glance can 

scan [hide : 

The very wounds that shame would 

6 Thy touch has still its ancient power; 
No word from Thee can fruitless fall : 
Hear in this solemn evening hour 
And in Thy mercy heal us all. 



Therf is love, true love, and the 
heart grows warm, 
When the Lord to Bethany comes; 
And the word of life has a wondrous 
When the Lord to Bethany comes. 
There is joy, glad joy, and a feast is 
When the Lord to Bethany comes ; 
For His heavenly voice brings to life 
the dead, 
When the Lord to Bethany comes. 

'Twai a happy, happy day in the olden time, 
When the Lord to Bethany came ; 
Open wide the door, let Him enter now, 
For Kis love is ever the same ! [the same ! . . . 
His love is ever the same ! . . His love is ever 
Open wide the door, let Him enter now ! 
For His love is ever the same I 

2 There is peace, sweet peace, and the 
life grows calm, 
When the Lord to Bethany comes ; 
And the trusting soul sings a sweet, 
soft psalm, 
When the Lord to Bethany comes. 
There is faith, strong faith, and our 
home seems near, 
When the Lord to Bethany comes ; 
And the crown more bright, and the 
cross more dear, 
When the Lord to Bethany comes. 



Sing, oh sing the old, old story 
Of our Saviour's matchless love ! 

Sing of Jesus and His glory 

With the ransomed host above ! 

Sing, oh sing . . the love of Je - - sus 1 
Sound His prais - - es far and near ! . . 
Sing the won — drous story over, 
Till the whole . . wide world shall hear ! 

2 Sing of love, to you so precious — 

Tell in song how Jesus died ; 

Let sweet music draw the nations 

To the dear Redeemer's side. 

3 Ye redeemed ones, sing the story ! 

Sing it o'er and o'er again ! 
Till from every land the people 
Join to sing the glad refrain. 


o2 iu, 

Oh, how dark the night that wrapt 

my spirit round ! [found 

Oh, how deep the woe my Saviour 

When His blessed sunshine flooded 

all my soul, [me whole ! 

Bade the darkness vanish : made 

All the way to Calvary He went for me. 
He went for me, He went for me ; 

All the way to Calvary He went for me, 
He died to set me free. 

2 Tremblingly a sinner bowed before 

His face, [grace ; 

Naught I knew of pardon — nor His 

Heard a voice so tender : ** Cease 

thy wild regret— [debt." 

I have bought thy pardon, paid thy 

3 Oh, 'twas wondrous love the Saviour 

showed for me, [Calvary, 

When He left His throne for 

When He trod the winepress, trod it 

all alone : [known ! 

Praise His name for ever — make it 

His Names and Titles 



Blessed Redeemer, full of compas- 
Great is Thy mercy, boundless and 
free ; [favour, 

Now in my weakness, seeking Thy 
Lord, I am coming closer to Thee. 

Blessed Redeemer, wonderful Saviour, 
Fountain of wisdom, Ancient of days, 

Hope of the faithful, Light of all ages, 
Jesus, my Saviour, Thee will I praise. 

2 Blessed Redeemer, Thou art my 

Refuge, [be ; 

Under Thy watch-care safe I shall 
Gladly adoring, joyfully trusting, 
Still I am coming closer to Thee. 

3 Blessed Redeemer, gracious and 

Now and for ever dwell Thou in me ; 
Thou, my Protector, Shield, and 

Defender, [Thee. 

Draw me and keep me closer to 





One offer of salvation, 

To all the world made known ; 
The only sure foundation 

Is Christ, the Corner-Stone. 

No other name is given, 

No other way is known ; 
'Tis Jesus Christ, the First and Last — 

He saves, and He alone ! 

2 One only door of heaven 

Stands open wide to-day ; 
One sacrifice is given — 

'Tis Christ, the Living Way. 

3 My only song and story 

Is — Jesus died for me ; 

My only hope for glory — 

The Cross of Calvary. 


Friend of sinners ! Lord of glory ! 

Lowly, mighty, Brother, King ! 
Musing o'er Thy wondrous story, 

Grateful we Thy praises sing. 
Friend to help us, cheer us, save us, 

In whom power and pity blend- 
Praise we must the grace which gave us 

Jesus Christ, the sinner's Friend. 

2 Friend who never fails nor grieves 

us — 

Faithful, tender, constant, kind ! 
Friend who at all times receives us, 

Friend who came the lost to find. 
Sorrow soothing, joys enhancing, 

Loving until life shall end — 
Then conferring bliss entrancing, 

Still in heaven the sinner's Friend. 

3 Oh to love and serve Thee better ! 

From all evil set us free ; 
Break, Lord, every sinful fetter, [Thee. 

Be each thought conformed to 
Looking for Thy bright appearing, 

May our spirits upward tend ; 
Till, no longer doubting, fearing, 

We behold the sinner's Friend. 


Join all the glorious names 

Of wisdom, love, and power, 
That mortals ever knew, 
That angels ever bore : 
All are too mean to speak His worth, 
Too mean to set my Saviour forth. 
2 Great Prophet of my God, 

My tongue would bless Thy 
By Thee the joyful news [name ; 
Of our salvation came : 

The joyful news of sins forgiven, 
Of hell subdued, and peace with 

3 Jesus, my great High Priest, 

Offered His blood, and died ; 
My guilty conscience seeks 

No sacrifice beside : 
His powerful blood did once atone — 
And now it pleads before the throne. 

4 My dear Almighty Lord, 

My Conqueror and my King ! 
Thy matchless power and love, 

Thy saving grace, I sing : 
Thine is the power — oh, may I sit 
In willing bonds beneath Thy feet. 

5 Then let my soul arise, 

And tread the tempter down ; 
My Captain leads me forth 

To conquest and a crown. 
The feeblest saint shall win the day, 
Though death and hell obstruct the 


6 Should all the hosts of death, 

And powers of hell unknown, 
Put their most dreadful forms 

Of rage and mischief on, 
I shall be safe ; for Christ displays 
Superior power and guardian grace. 


Golden harps are sounding, 

Angel voices ring, 
Pearly gates are opened — 

Opened for the King ; 
Christ, the King of Glory, 

Jesus, King of Love, 
Is gone up in triumph 

To His throne above. 

All His work is ended, joyfully we sing : 
Jesus hath ascended — Glory to our King 

2 He who came to save us, 

He who bled and died, 
Now is crowned with glory 

At His Father's side : 
Nevermore to suffer, 

Nevermore to die, 
Jesus, King of Glory, 

Is gone up on high. 

3 Praying for His children 

In that blessed place, 
Calling them to glory, 

Sending them His grace ; 
His bright home preparing, 

Little ones, for you, 
Jesus ever liveth, 

Ever loveth too. 

His Names and Titles 



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I've found the pearl of greatest price ! 

My heart doth sing for joy ; 
And sing I must, for Christ is mine ! 
Christ shall my song employ. 

I've found the pearl of greatest price, 

My heart doth sing for joy_; 
And sing I must, for Christ is mine ! 
Christ shall my song employ 1 

2 Christ is my Prophet, Priest, and 

My Prophet full of light, [King ; 
My great High Priest before the 
My King of heavenly might. 

3 For He indeed is Lord of lords, 

And He the King of kings ; 

He is the Sun of Righteousness, 

With healing in His wings. 

4 Christ is my peace ; He died for me, 

For me He shed His blood; 
And as my wondrous Sacrifice, 
Offered Himself to God. 

5 Christ Jesus is my All in All, 

My comfort, and my love ; 

My life below ; and He shall be 

My joy and crown above. 

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The Great Physician now is near, 
The sympathising Jesus ; [cheer, 

He speaks the drooping heart to 
Oh, hear the voice of Jesus ! 

Sweetest note in seraph song. 
Sweetest name on mortal tongue, 
Sweetest carol ever sung : 
Jesus ! blessed Jesus ! 

2 Your many sins are all forgiven ; 

Oh, hear the voice of Jesus! 
Go on your way in peace to heaven, 
And wear a crown with Jesus. 

3 All glory to the risen Lamb ! 

I now believe in Jesus; 
I love the blessed Saviour's name, 
I love the name of Jesus. 

4 His name dispels my guilt and fear, 

No other name but Jesus ; 
Oh, how my soul delights to hear 
The precious name of Jesus. 

5 Come, brethren, help me sing His 

Oh, praise the name of Jesus ! 
Come, sisters, all your voices raise, 
Oh, bless the name of Jesus ! 

6 The children, too, both great and 

Who love the name of Jesus, [small, 
May now accept the gracious call 
To work and live for Jesus. 

7 And when to the bright world above 
We rise to see our Jesus, 
We'll sing around the throne of love 
His name, the name of Jesus. 


Jesus, my Saviour, is all things to me; 
Oh, what a wonderful Saviour is He! 
Guiding, protecting, o'er life's 
troubled sea, 
Mighty Deliverer — Jesus for me 1 

Jesus for me ! Jesus for me ! 

All the time, everywhere, Jesus for me 

2 Jesus in sickness, and Jesus in health, 
Jesus in poverty, comfort or wealth, 
Sunshine or tempest, whatever it be, 

He is my Safety — Jesus for me ! 

3 He is my Refuge, my Rock, and my 

Tower — [my Power ; 

He is my Fortress, my Strength and 
Life Everlasting, my Daysman is He, 
Blessed Redeemer — Jesus for me ! 

4 He is my Prophet, my Priest, and my 

King ; [and Spring ; 

He is my Bread of Life, Fountain 
Bright Sun of Righteousness, Day- 
star is He ; 
Horn of Salvation — Jesus for me ! 

5 Jesus in sorrow, in joy, or in pain : 
Jesus my Treasure, in loss or in gain ; 
Constant Companion where'er I may 

Living or dying — Jesus for me ! [be, 


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Take the name of Jesus with you, 
Child of sorrow and of woe ; 

It will joy and comfort give you — 
Take it then where'er you go. 

Precious name, . . oh, how sweet ! . . 

Hope of earth and joy of heaven ! 
Precious name, . . oh, how sweet ! . 

Hope of earth and joy of heaven. 

2 Take the name of Jesus ever, 

As a shield from every snare ; 
If temptations round you gather, 
Breathe that holy name in prayer. 

3 Oh, the precious name of Jesus ! 

How it thrills our souls with joy, 
When His loving arms receive us, 
And His songs our tongues employ. 

4 At the name of Jesus bowing, 

Falling prostrate at His feet, [Him, 
King of kings in heaven we'll crown 
When our journey is complete. 


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In the hour when guilt assails me, 

On His gracious name I call, 
Then I find the heavenly fulness, 
Christ, my righteousness, my all ! 
All my song, when standing yonder, 

Shall be — " Christ, my joy, my all ! " 
This shall ever be my anthem, 

" Christ my glory, Christ my all ! " 
This shall ever be my anthem, 

" Christ my glory, Christ my all ! " 

2 In the night when sorrow clouds me, 

And the burning teardrops fall, 
Then I sing the song of patience, 
Christ, my Brother and my all ! 

3 In the day when this immortal 

Shall fling off its mortal thrall, 
Then my song of resurrection 
Shall be—" Christ, my all in all ! " 

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Beautiful the fields beyond the 

river ! [there ! 

Glorious the thousands gathered 

But who in heaven, so full of grace 

and glory — [compare ? . . . 

Who with Him, our Saviour, can 

Oh, He is the chief among ten thou - - - 
sand ! . . . 
Roll His praise in joyful waves along ! . . . 

For " altogether, altogether love ly 1 " 

Shall for ever be our happy song ! . . . 

2 Altogether, altogether lovely ! 

He is calling tenderly to thee; 
My soul, why not accept His great 
salvation, [free ? . . . 

Offered now so rich, so full, so 

3 Altogether, altogether lovely ! 

Hear His voice — how tender still 

the call : [heavy-laden, 

'* Come, come, ye weary ones and 

Come to Me, and let your burdens 

fall ! " . . . 



Crown Him, crown Him, Christ our 

Lord and King ! 
Through all ages let His praises ring ! 
Glory, honour to His name we'll 
Now and for evermore. [bring 

We will crown . Him, we will crown . Him j 
In the glory land we'll crown Him King ! 
Crown . Him, we will crown . Him — 
Loud let His prai; ca ring ! 

2 Hail Him, hail Him, angel-hosts on 

high, [draw nigh; 

To His throne with harps and songs 

Let all nations join the joyful cry: 

" Crown Him, the King of kings ! " 

3 He is Victor, He has conquered sin ; 
Let His Spirit rule our hearts within ; 
In His name the victory we shall win : 
Crown Him for evermore. 



Be still," the 

He hath spoken, 

Rebuker of seas 
The command was for me, and my 

heart is at ease ; 
He hath hushed into silence the waves 

and the winds, [my sins. 

By applying His blood and removing 

He's the Prince of Peacemakers, all glory to 
God, [own blood ; 

To redeem me, and cleanse me, He shed His 
My adoption is sealed, I'm a child of the King, 
And for ever and ever of Jesus I'll sing. 

2 He hath quickened my soul by a life 

from above ; [is love, 

It was done by the Spirit, its essence 
He hath pardoned and washed me as 

white as the snow, 
And my heart with His love does this 

moment overflow. 

3 He's a wonderful Jesus, this Saviour 

of mine ; [deemer Divine ; 

He's the great Son of God — a Re- 
He's my Strength and my Wisdom, 

my Life and my Lord, 
And enthroned in my heart to be 

loved and adored. 

4 I will love Him, and serve Him from 

now till I die ; 
For His love fills my heart, and His 

beauty my eye, 
He's the fairest and dearest of all to 

my soul, [eternities roll. 

And our lives shall be one, while 

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Oh, wondrous Name, by prophets 
Long years before His birth ; [heard, 

They saw His coming from afar, 
The Prince of Peace on earth. 

The Wonderful ! The Counsellor ! 

The Great and Mighty Lord ! 
The Everlasting Prince of Peace ! 

The King, the Son of God ! 

2 Oh, glorious Name the angels praise, 

And ransomed saints adore — 
The Name above all other names, 
Our refuge evermore. 

3 Oh, precious Name, exalted high, 

To whom all power is given ; 
Through Him we triumph over sin, 
By Him we enter heaven. 

His Names and Tittew 

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43 ^ 

There were ninety and nine that 
In the shelter of the fold, [safely lay 

But one was out on the hills away, 
Far off from the gates of gold — 

Away on the mountains wild and 

Away from the tender Shepherd's care. 

2 " Lord, Thou hast here Thy ninety 

and nine ; 
Are they not enough for Thee ? " 
But the Shepherd made answer: 
" This of Mine 
Has wandered away from Me; 
And although the road be rough and 

I go to the desert to find My sheep." 

3 But none of the ransomed ever knew 

How deep were the waters crossed ; 

Nor how dark was the night that the 

Lord passed through [lost. 

Ere He found His sheep that was 
Out in the desert He heard its cry — 
Sick and helpless, and ready to die. 

4 " Lord, whence are those blood-drops 

all the way [track ? " 

That mark out the mountain's 

" They were shed for one who had 

gone astray [back." 

Ere the Shepherd could bring him 

" Lord, whence are Thy hands so rent 

and torn ? " [thorn." 

" They are pierced to-night by many a 

5 But all through the mountains, 


And up from the rocky steep, 

There arose a cry to the gate of 

heaven, [sheep ! " 

" Rejoice ! I have found My 

And the angels echoed around the 

throne, [His own ! " 

" Rejoice, for the Lord brings back 



Thou art fairer than the morning, 
O my Saviour and my King ! 

Of Thy grandeur and Thy beauty, 
How my soul delights to sing. 

Thou art fair - - er than the morning, 

Thou art brighter, brighter than the day ; 

At the glo - - ry of Thy presence 
Clouds and darkness flee away. 

2 Clothed in light as with a garment, 
Crowned with majesty Divine, 
Lo, the sceptre of dominion 
Now and ever, Lord, is Thine. 

3 Oh, the greatness of Thy mercy, 

And the richness of Thy grace ! 
Oh, the love that in Thy kingdom 
Is preparing me a place ! 

4 When the silver cord is broken, 

And this mortal life is o'er, 
With ten thousand times ten thousand 
I shall sing for evermore. 

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Beautiful star of promise, 
Beautiful morning star; 

Beaming with joy and gladness 
Over the world afar. 

Smile on me, smile on me, 
Beautiful, beautiful morning star 
Smile on me, smile on me, 
Beautiful morning star. 

2 Beautiful star of promise, 

Beacon of hope and rest ; 
Lighting the couch of sorrow, 
Soothing the weary breast. 

3 Beautiful star of promise, 

Shining when waves are dark; 
Into its long-sought haven 
Guiding the lonely bark. 

4 Beautiful star of promise, 

Star of eternal love ; 
Thou wilt conduct me safely 
Home to the realms above. 

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In the Rifted Rock I'm resting, 
Sure and safe from all alarm ; 

Storms and billows have united, 
All in vain, to do me harm ; 

In the Rifted Rock I'm resting, 
Surf is dashing at my feet, 

Storm-clouds dark are o'er me hover- 
Yet my rest is all complete. [ing. 

In the Rifted Rock I'm resting, 
Sure and safe from all alarm : 

Storms and billows have united, 
All in vain, to do me harm. 

2 Many a stormy sea I've traversed, 

Many a tempest-shock have known ; 
Have been driven, without anchor, 

On the barren shore and lone. 
Yet I now have found a haven, 

Never moved by tempest shock, 
Where my soul is safe for ever, 

In the blessed Rifted Rock. 



The Lord is our Strength and Re- 
The Rock where in safety we hide ; 
He feedeth His flock like a Shepherd, 
His love shall for ever abide. 

By cool flowing waters He leads them, 

Where pastures are blooming and fair . . 

He gathers the lambs in His bosom, 
And carries them tenderly there ; . . . 

He . gathers the lambs in His bosom, 
And carries them tenderly there. . . . 

2 Th ?r . Lord is our Sh ield and Defender, 

His eye never slumbers nor sleeps : 
He feedeth His flock like a Shepherd, 
Their footsteps from wandering He 

3 Th Au Lor i d is our H °P e and Salvation, 

Oh, glory and praise to His name ! 
He feedeth His flock like a Shepherd— 
The weakest His blessings may 




Man of Sorrows," what a name 
For the Son of God, who came 
Ruined sinners to reclaim ! 

Hallelujah ! what a Saviour ! 

2 Bearing shame and scoffing rude 
In my place condemned He stood : 
Sealed my pardon with His blood ■ 

Hallelujah ! what a Saviour ! 

3 Guilty, vile, and helpless, we ; 
Spotless Lamb of God was He : 
" Full atonement ! " — can it be ? 
Hallelujah ! what a Saviour ! 

4 '' Lifted up " was He to die, 
It is finished ! " was His cry • 

Now in heaven exalted high : 
Hallelujah I what a Saviour ! 

5 When He comes, our glorious King, 
Ail His ransomed home to bring 
Then anew this song we'll sing • ' 

Hallelujah ! what a Saviour i 

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Joy to the world ! the Lord is come 
Th e mighty God, the Everlasting 
Father, and the Prince of Peace ! 
Letevery heart prepare Him room : 
The mighty God, the Everlasting 
Father, and the Prince of Peace ! 
2 Joyto the world ! the Saviour reigns 
The mighty God, the Everlasting 
Father, and the Prince of Peace ! 

Oh, praise Him, floods, rocks, hills, 
and plains, 
The mighty God, the Everlasting 
Father, and the Prince of Peace ! 

3 He rules the world with truth and 
The mighty God, the Everlasting 
Father, and the Prince of Peace ! 
And saves us by His righteousness, 
The mighty God, the Everlasting 
Father, and the Prince of Peace ! 

V645/ yj|, 

I've found a friend in Jesus,— He's 

everything to me ; [my soul ! 

He's the fairest of ten thousand to 

The " Lily of the Valley," in Him 

alone I see— [me fully whole ; 

All I need to cleanse and make 

In sorrow He's my comfort, in 

trouble He's my stay ; [roll : 

He tells me every care on Him to 

He's the " Lily of the Valley," the 

" Bright and Morning Star " ; 

He's the fairest of ten thousand to 

my soul ! 

In sorrow He's my comfort, in trouble He's 

my stay ; 

He tells me every care on Him to roll : 

He's the " Lily of the Valley," the " Bright 

and Morning Star " ; [soul 1 

He's the fairest of ten thousand to my 

2 He all my grief has taken, and all my 

sorrows borne ; 
In temptation He's my strong and 
mighty tower ; [idols torn 

I've all for Him forsaken, I've all my 
From my heart — and now He keeps 
me by His power. 
Though all the world forsake me, and 
Satan tempt me sore, 
Through Jesus I shall safely reach 
the goal. 
He's the " Lily of the Valley," the 
" Bright and Morning Star " ; 
He's the fairest of ten thousand to 
my soul ! 

3 He'll never, never leave me nor yet 

forsake me here, [blessed will ; 

While I live by faith, and do His 

A wall of fire about me, I've nothing 

now to fear: [soul shall fill. 

With His manna He my hungry 

When crowned at last in glory, I'll 

see His blessed face, [roll. 

Where rivers of delight shall ever 

His Names and Titles 

He's the " Lily of the Valley," the 
" Bright and Morning Star " ; 
He's the fairest of ten thousand to 
my soul ! 

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Jesus, Thou Refuge of the soul, 

To Thy dear arms I flee ; 
From Satan's wiles, from self and sin, 

Oh, make and keep me free. 

2 Though clouds may rise, though 

tempests rage, 
Thou wilt my shelter be, [true, 

While with a steadfast heart and 
My trust is stayed on Thee. 

3 No power on earth, or power below, 

Can tear me from Thy side, 
If 'neath Thy sheltering wings of love, 
Dear Refuge, I abide. 

4 Not death itself, that last dread foe, 

Can hold me with his chain ; 
Through Christ, who conquered 
And life eternal gain, [death, I rise, 

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Dear Refuge of my weary soul, 
On Thee, when sorrows rise. 

On Thee, when waves of trouble roll, 
My fainting hope relies. 

2 To Thee I tell each rising grief, 

For Thou alone canst heal ; 
Thy Word can bring a sweet relief 
For every pain I feel. 

3 But oh, when gloomy doubts prevail, 

I fear to call Thee mine ; 
The springs of comfort seem to fail, 
And all my hopes decline. 

4 Yet, gracious God, where sha d I flee ? 

Thou art my only trust ; [Thee, 
And still my soul would cleave to 
Though prostrate in the dust. 

5 Thy mercy-seat is open still, 

Here let my soul retreat ; 
With humble hope attend Thy will, 
And wait beneath Thy feet. 



Thou dear Redeemer, dying Lamb, 

We love to hear of Thee ; 
No music's like Thy charming name, 

Nor half so sweet can be. 
Oh, may we ever hear Thy voice 

In mercy to us speak ! 
And in our Priest we will rejoice, 

Thou great Melchisedek. 

3 Our Jesus shall be still our theme 

While in the world we stay ; 
We'll sing our Jesus — lovely name ! 
When all things else decay. 

4 When we appear in yonder cloud, 

With all the ransomed throng, 
Then will we sing more sweet, more 
And Christ shall be our song, [loud, 




There is no name so sweet on earth, 
No name so sweet in heaven ; 

The name before His wondrous birth, 
To Christ the Saviour given. 

We love to sing of Christ our King, 
And hail Him blessed Jesus 1 

For there's no word ear ever heard 
So dear, so sweet as " Jbsus ! " 

2 And when He hung upon the tree, 

They wrote this name above Him ; 
That all might see the reason we 
For evermore must love Him. 

3 So now, upon His Father's throne- 

Almighty to release us 
From sin and pains — He ever reigns 
The Prince and Saviour, Jesus. 

4 O Jesus, by that matchless Name 

Thy grace shall fail us never ; 
To-day as yesterday the same, 
Thou art the same for ever ! 


Rest of the weary, joy of the sad ; 
Hope of the dreary, light of the glad ; 
Home of the stranger, strength to the 

Refuge from danger, Saviour and 


2 Pillow where, lying, love rests its 

Peace of the dying, life of the dead ; 
Path of the lowly, prize at the end ; 
Breath of the holy, Saviour and 


3 When my feet stumble, to Thee I'll 

cry, [high ; 

Crown of the humble, cross of the 
When my steps wander, over me bend, 
Truer and fonder, Saviour and Friend. 

4 Ever confessing Thee, I will raise 
Unto Thee blessing, glory, and praise ; 
All my endeavour, world without end, 
Thine to be ever, Saviour and Friend. 




The Day-star hath risen, the night- 
clouds have flown ; 

No longer in sadness I wander alone ; 

Its beams in the valley reflected I see : 

The Day-star hath risen — it shineth 

for me. 

It shi - - - neth for me, . . shi neth 

for me ; . . [neth for me. . . 
The Day star hath ris - - en, it shi 

2 The Day-star hath risen in beauty 

sublime, [clime ; 

To cheer and illumine each far-distant 
The regions in darkness its beauty 

shall see : [for me. 

The Day-star hath risen — it shineth 

3 The Day-star hath risen, it shineth for 

all ; [ness will fall : 

O'er paths that are lonely its bright- 
O blessed Redeemer, all honour to 

Thee, [for me ! 

Thou Day-star of glory that shinest 

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Joy to the world ; the Lord is come ! 

Let earth receive her King ; 
Let every heart prepare Him room, 

And heaven and nature sing. 

2 Joy to the world ; the Saviour reigns ! 

Let men their songs employ ; 
While fields and floods, rocks, hills, 
and plains, 
Repeat the sounding joy. 

3 He rules the world with truth and 

grace ; 
And makes the nations prove 
The glories of His righteousness, 
And wonders of His love. 





How sweet the name of Jesus sounds 
In a believer's ear ; [wounds, 

It soothes his sorrows, heals his 
And drives away his fear. 

2 It makes the wounded spirit whole, 

And calms the troubled breast; 
'Tis manna to the hungry soul, 
And to the weary rest. 

3 Dear Name, the Rock on which I 

My Shield and Hiding-place, 
My never-failing Treasury, filled 
With boundless stores of grace. 

4 Jesus, my Shepherd, Saviour, Friend, 

My Prophet, Priest, and King, 

My Lord, my Life, my Way, my End, 
Accept the praise I bring. 
5 I would Thy boundless love proclaim 
With every fleeting breath ; 
So shall the music of Thy Name 
Refresh my soul in death. 

His Humiliation, Resurrection, 
and Glory 

1 A *J (sbe) pji. 

Blessed be the Fountain of blood, 

To a world of sinners revealed ; 
Blessed be the dear Son of God : 

Only by His stripes we are healed. 
Tho' I've wandered far from His fold, 

Bringing to my heart pain and woe, 
Wash me in the Blood of the Lamb, 

And I shall be whiter than snow ! 

Whi - - ter than the snow, . . . 
Whi - - ter than the snow, . . . 
Wash me in the Blood of the Lamb. . . . 
And I shall be whiter than snow f « . . 

2 Thorny was the crown that He wore, 

And the cross His body o'ercame ; 
Grievous were the sorrows He bore, 

But He suffered not thus in vain. 
May I to that Fountain be led, 

Made to cleanse my sins here 
below ! 
Wash me in the Blood that He shed, 

And I shall be whiter than snow ! 

3 Father, I have wandered from Thee, 

Often has my heart gone astray; 
Crimson do my sins seem to me — 

Water cannot wash them away. 
Jesus, to that Fountain of Thine, 

Leaning on Thy promise I go ; 
Cleanse me by Thy washing divine, 

And I shall be whiter than snow 1 


Look away to the cross of the Cruci- 
fied One, [you ; 
Where He purchased salvation for 
When He laid down His life, and 
completed the work 
That the Father had sent Him to do. 

Room at the cross, there is room at the cross, 
And a welcome that all may receive; 

There is room at the cross of the Crucified One, 
And redemption for all who believe. 

2 Look away to the cross of the Cruci- 
fied Oue, [bled; 
To the Cross where He suffered and 
And to-day He invites you to come if 
you will, [He shed. 
And be cleansed in the blood that 

His Humiliation, Resurrection, and Glory 

3 Look away to the cross of the Cruci- 

fied One, [trod ; 

Where the wine-press alone He hath 

Where He cried in His anguish, 

" Tis finished, 'tis done ! " 
And commended His spirit to God. 

4 There is life at the cross of the Cruci- 

fied One, 
And its hope is abiding and sure; 
For the rapture that flows from the 

love He bestows 
Shall for ever and ever endure. 




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When I survey the wondrous cross 
On which the Prince of Glory died, 
My richest gain I count but loss, 
And pour contempt on all my pride. 

2 Forbid it, Lord, that I should boast, 
Save in the death of Christ my God : 
All the vain things that charm me 
I sacrifice them to His blood, [most, 

3 See ! from His head, His hands, His 

Sorrow and love flow mingled down ! 
Did e'er such love and sorrow meet, 
Or thorns compose so rich a crown ? 

4 Were the whole realm of nature mine, 
That were an offering far too small : 
Love so amazing, so divine, 
Demands my soul, my life, my all. 

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On Calvary's brow . . my Saviour 
died, . . [fied : . . 

*Twas there my Lord . . was cruci- 

'Twas on the cross . . He bled for 
me, . . [free. 

And purchased there . . my pardon 

O Calvary ! dark Calvary ! 

Where Jesus shed His blood for me : . . 

O Calvary 1 blest Calvary ! 

'Twas there my Saviour died for me. 

2 *Mid rending rocks . . and darkening 

skies, . . 
My Saviour bows . . His head and 

dies; . . [way . . 

The opening vail . . reveals the 
To heaven's joys . . and endless day. 

3 O Jesus, Lord, . . how can it be, . . 
That Thou shouldst give . . Thy life 

for me ? — . . 
To bear the cross . . and agony, . . 
In that dread hour . . on Calvary ! 

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Not all the blood of beasts 
On Jewish altars slain, 
Could give the guilty conscience peace, 
Or wash away the stain. 

2 But Christ, the heavenly Lamb, 
Takes all our sins away ; 

A sacrifice of nobler name, 
And richer blood than they. 

3 My faith would lay her hand 
On that dear head of Thine, 

While like a penitent I stand, 
And there confess my sin. 

4 My soul looks back to see 
The burden Thou didst bear 

When hanging on th' accursed tree, 
And knows her guilt was there. 



** Christ hath redeemed us " : sing 

the glad word ! 

Mercy's sweet message be telling, 

How, through the ransom made by 

His blood, 

Christ now within us is dwelling. 

" Christ hath redeemed us " : Praise to His 
Praise Him, ye angels in glory ! [name ! 
" Christ hath redeemed us," bearing our shame; 
Tell out the wonderful story ! 

2 " Christ hath redeemed us," making 

us free, 
Free from the sins that enslaved us ; 
Never in bondage more Can we be, 
Trusting in Him who hath saved us. 

3 " Christ hath redeemed us " : we are 

His own, [us ; 

Purchased by blood — He will hold 
Nor will He ever leave us alone, 
Safely His arms shall enfold us, 

4 " Christ hath redeemed us " : soon 

with the throng 
Gathered in glory we'll meet Him; 
Oh, with what rapture join in the song, 
When face to face we shall greet 


119 Cf') 

Christ has for sin atonement made : 
What a wonderful Saviour ! 

We are redeemed ! — the price is paid : 
What a wonderful Saviour ! 

What a wonderful Saviour is Jesus, my Jesus' 
What a wonderful Saviour is Jesus, my Lord ! 

2 I praise Him for the cleansing blood : 
What a wonderful Saviour ! 


That reconciled my soul to God: 
What a wonderful Saviour ! 

3 He cleanses me from all my sin: 

What a wonderful Saviour ! 
And now He reigns and rules within : 
What a wonderful Saviour ! 

4 He walks beside me in the way : 

What a wonderful Saviour ! 
And keeps me faithful day by day : 
What a wonderful Saviour ! 

5 He gives me overcoming power : 

What a wonderful Saviour ! 
And triumph in each trying hour : 
What a wonderful Saviour ! 

6 To Him I've given all my heart : 

What a wonderful Saviour ! 
The world shall never share a part : 
What a wonderful Saviour ! 



Oh, what am I, that I should be 
The object of God's wondrous grace ? 
That He should send His Son to me, 
That I might see Him face to face ? 

It was for me, . . it was for me, . . 
For me He left His throne above ; 
His grace, His goodness all for me, . . 
For me the ocean of His love. 

2 That He should give His Son for me, 
A sacrifice of love Divine — 

Of love as boundless as the sea, 
That I might call the Saviour mine ? 

3 Oh, wondrous love, that He should 

His throne, and come to earth for me ! 
Should give His life my soul to save, 
The ransom pay that sets me free. 

4 A life of service, death of shame, 
Ensample true for all, for me — 
Oh, shall I not adore His name, 
Through time and through eternity. 



On yonder hill of Calvary, 
Where Jesus bled and died for me ; 
'Twas there from sin He set me free, 
On Calvary, dark Calvary. 

On Cal - - vary, dark Calvary, 
They nailed my Lord upon the tree — 
And there He died in agony, 
On Calvary, dark Calvary. 

2 On yonder hill of Calvary, 
Behold the world's great tragedy ; 
The sun that awful hour did flee 
From Calvary, dark Calvary. 

3 On yonder hill of Calvary, 

The sinner's only hope and plea, 

Christ gave Himself for such as we- 
On Calvary, dark Calvary. 





Oh, who is this that cometh 

From Edom's crimson plain, 
With wounded side, with garments 
Oh, tell me now Thy name, [dyed ? 
" I that saw thy soul's distress, 

A ransom gave ; 
I that speak in righteousness, 
Mighty to save ! " 

Mighty to save ! . . 
Mighty to save ! . . 
Lord, I'll trust Thy wondrous love, 
Mighty to save ! 

2 Oh, why is Thine apparel 

So very deeply dyed ? — [red ? 

Like them that tread the wine-press 

Oh, why this crimson tide ? 
" I the wine-press trod alone, 

'Neath darkening skies ; 
Of the people there was none 
Mighty to save ! " 

3 O bleeding Lamb, my Saviour, 

How couldst Thou bear this shame? 
With mercy fraught, Thine arm hath 
Salvation in Thy name ! 
" I the victory have won, 

Conquered the grave : 
Now the year of joy has come — 
Mighty to save ! " 




There is life for a look at the Crucified 

One, [thee ; 

There is life at this moment for 

Then, look, sinner, look unto Him 

and be saved, [tree. 

Unto Him who was nailed to the 

Look ! look ! look and live ! 

There is life for a look at the Crucified One, 

There is life at this moment for thee. 

2 Oh, why was He there as the Bearer 

of sin, 
If on Jesus thy guilt was not laid ? 
Oh, why from His side flowed the 

sin-cleansing blood, [paid ? 

If His dying thy debt has not 

3 It is not thy tears of repentance or 

prayers, [soul ; 

But the Blood, that atones for the 

On Him, then, who shed it, thou 

mayest at once 
Thy weight of iniquities roll. 

His Humiliation, Resurrection, and Glory 

4 Then doubt not thy welcome, since 

God has declared [done ; 

There remaineth no more to be 

That once in the end of the world 

He appeared, [begun. 

And completed the work He 

5 Then take with rejoicing from Jesus 

at once 
The life everlasting He gives; 
And know with assurance thou never 
canst die, [lives. 

Since Jesus, thy Righteousness, 

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Look up ! look up ! ye weary ones, 
Whose skies are veiled in night ; 

For He who knows the path you 
Will yet restore the light ; [tread 

Look up ! and hail the dawning 

Of hope's triumphant morning. 

Behold Him ! behold Him ! 

Your Saviour lives to-day ; 
Behold Him ! behold Him ! 

The clouds have rolled away. 

2 The gifts you bring with loving hand 

Your Lord will not disown ; 
Their odours sweet to heaven shall rise 

Like incense round His throne ; 
Look up ! and hail the dawning 
Of joy's transcendent morning. 

3 Rejoice ! the grave is overcome, 

And lo ! *he angels sing ; 
The grandest triumph ever known 

Has come through Christ our King ; 
All heaven proclaims the dawning 
Of love's all-glorious morning. 

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Behold a Fountain deep and wide, 
Behold its onward flow ; 

'Twas opened in the Saviour's side 
And cleanseth white as snow, 
And cleanseth white as snow ! 

Come to this Fountain ! 

'Tis flowing to-day ; 
And all who will may freely come, 

And wash their sins away. 

2 From Calvary's cross, where Jesus 

In sorrow, pain, and woe, [died 
Burst forth the wondrous crimson 
That cleanseth white as snow, [tide 
That cleanseth white as snow ! 

3 Oh, may we all the healing power 

Of that blest Fountain know ! 
Trust only in the precious blood 
That cleanseth white as snow, 
That cleanseth white as snow ! 

4 And when at last the message comes, 

And we are called to go, 

Our trust shall still be in the blood 

That cleanseth white as snow ! 

That cleanseth white as snow 1 



O sacred Head once wounded, 

With grief and pain weighed down , 
How scornfully surrounded 

With thorns, Thine only crown ! 
How art Thou pale with anguish, 

With sore abuse and scorn ! 
How does that visage languish, 

Which once was bright as mom. 

2 O sacred Head, what glory, 

What bliss till now was Thine ! 
Yet, though despised and gory, 

I joy to call Thee mine : 
Thy grief and Thy compassion 

Were all for sinners' gain ; 
Mine, mine was the transgression, 

But Thine the deadly pain. 

3 What language shall I borrow, 

To praise Thee, heavenly Friend, 
For this Thy dying sorrow, 

Thy pity without end ? 
Lord, make me Thine for ever, 

Nor let me faithless prove ; 
Oh, let me never, never 

Abuse such dying love ! 

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Look, ye saints, the sight is glorious ; 

See the " Man of Sorrows " now 
From the fight return victorious : 

Every knee to Him shall bow ! 

Crown Him ! crown Him ! 

Angels, crown Him ! 
Crown the Saviour " King of kings I " 

2 Crown the Saviour ! angels, crown 

Rich the trophies Jesus brings : 
In the seat of power enthrone Him, 
While the vault of heaven rings. 

3 Sinners in derision crowned Him, 

Mocking thus the Saviour's claim ; 
Saints and angels crowd around Him, 
Own His title, praise His name. 

4 Hark the bursts of acclamation ! 

Hark those loud triumphant chords! 
Jesus takes the highest station ; 
Oh, what joy the sight affords ! 


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O Christ, what burdens bowed Thy 
Our load was laid on Thee ; [head ! 

Thou stoodest in the sinner's stead, 
Didst bear all ill for me. 

A Victim led, Thy blood was shed ! 
Now there's no load for me. 

2 Death and the curse were in our cup : 

O Christ, 'twas full for Thee ! 
Bat Thou hast drained the last dark 

Tis empty now for me : [drop, 

That bitter cup, love drank it up, 

Now blessing's draught for me. 

3 Jehovah lifted up His rod : 

O Christ, it fell on Thee ! 
Thou wast sore stricken of Thy God ; 

There's not one stroke for me. 
Thy tears. Thy blood, beneath it 

Thy bruising healeth me. [flowed ; 

4 The tempest's awful voice was heard ; 

O Christ, it broke on Thee ! 
Thy open bosom was my ward, 

It braved the storm for me. 
Thy form was scarred, Thy visage 
marred ; 

Now cloudless peace for me. 

5 Jehovah bade His sword awake, 

O Christ, it woke 'gainst Thee ; 
Thy blood the flaming blade must 

Thy heart its sheath must be. 
All for my sake, my peace to make : 

Now sleeps that sword for me. 

6 For me, Lord Jesus, Thou hast died, 

And I have died in Thee : 
Thou'rt risen — my bands are all un- 

And now Thou liv'st in me ; 
When purified, made white, and tried, 

Thy glory then for me. 



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There is a fountain filled with blood, 
Drawn from Immanuel's veins, 

And sinners plunged beneath that 
Lose all their guilty stains, [flood 

2 The dying thief rejoiced to see 

That fountain in his day ; 
And there may I, though vile as he, 
Wash all my sins away. 

3 E'er since by faith I saw the stream 

Thy flowing wounds supply, 
Redeeming love has been my theme, 
And shall be till I die. 

in praise every 

4 Then in a nobler, sweeter song 
I'll sing Thy power to save, 
When this poor lisping, stammering 
Lies silent in the grave. [tongue 

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March on, march on ! sing joyfully, 

While the world, into hie awaking, [Day, 

Hails the bright, bright ray of the glad Easter 
O'er the hills in beauty breaking 1 

March on, while 
heart we raise 
To Him, our King all-glorious, 
For He lives on high no more to die, 
And shall reign o'er the earth 
victorious ! 

March on, march on ! etc. 

2 March on, and proclaim our Re- 

deemer's name, 
Who rent the grave asunder, 
And the angel eyes that saw Him rise, 
How they gazed on the scene with 
wonder ! 

March on, march on ! etc. 

3 March on, and rejoice with a tuneful 

Ring out a grateful chorus ; 
To His courts away, oh, haste to-day, 
Where the Saviour has gone before 
March on, march on I etc. [US ! 

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My God, I have found the thrice- 
blessed ground, 

Where life and where joy and true 

comfort abound. 

Hallelujah ! Thine the glory ! Hallelujah ! 

Amen. [again ! 

Hallelujah ! Thine the glory ! revive us 

2 'Tis found in the blood of Him who 

once stood [with God. 

My refuge and safety, my Surety 

3 He bore on the tree the sentence for 

me, [are free. 

And now both the Surety and sinner 

4 Accepted I am in the once-offered 

Lamb ; [vised the plan. 

It was God who Himself had de- 

5 And though here below, 'mid sorrow 

and woe, [know. 

My place is in heaven with Jesus, I 

6 And this I shall find, for such is His 

mind, [me behind." 

" He'll not be in glory, and leave 

7 For soon He will come, and take me 

safe home, [on His throne. 

And make me to sit with Himself 

His Humiliation, Resurrection, and Glory 





'Tis midnight : and on Olive's brow 
The star is dimmed that lately shone ; 
Tis midnight ; in the garden now 
The suffering Saviour prays alone. 

2 Tis midnight : and from all removed, 
The Saviour wrestles 'lone with <^ars ; 
E'en that disciple whom He loved 
Heeds not his Master's grief and tears. 

3 Tis midnight : and for others' guilt 
The Man of Sorrows weeps in blood ; 
Yet He, who hath in anguish knelt, 
Is not forsaken by His God. 

4 Tis midnight : and from ether-plains 
Ts borne the song that angels know; 
Unheard by mortals are the strains 
That sweetly soothe the Saviour's woe. 


Thou spotless Lamb of God, 
On Thee for help I lean ; 
[ know Thy precious blood 
Has power to make me clean. 
Oh, take my burdened heart, 
And wash away its sin ; 
Thy righteousness impart, 
And make me pure within. 

2 I have no hope beside, 
I urge no other plea, 
Save Thou hast lived and died, 
Hast lived and died for me. 
Thy pardoning voice I hear, 
That tells me I am Thine ; 
I can no longer fear 
Since Thou, O Christ, art mine ! 

3 For ever by Thy side 
My willing soul would stay ; 
Be Thou my Guard and Guide 
Through life's uncertain day. 
No other will I own, 
No other name I plead ; 
Thou didst for sin atone, 
And Thou art all I need. 

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Jesus, keep me near the Cross : 
There a precious fountain, 

Free to all — a healing stream — 
Flows from Calvary's mountain. 

In the Cross, in the Cross, be my glory ever ; 
Till my raptured soul shall find rest beyond 
the river. 

2 Near the Cross, a trembling soul, 
Love and mercy found me ; 
There the Bright and Morning Star 
Shed its beams around me. 

3 Near the Cross ! O Lamb of God, 

Bring its scenes before me ; 
Help me walk from day to day, 
With its shadow o'er me. 

4 Near the Cross, I'll watch and wait. 

Hoping, trusting ever, 
Till I reach the golden strand, 
Just beyond the river. 

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Rede on ! ride on in majesty 1 

Hark ! all the tribes hosanna cry ! 

O Saviour meek, pursue Thy road 

With palms and scattered garments 


Ride on ! . . ride on . . in ma - - jesty ! . . 
In low - - ly pomp . . ride on . . to die ! , , 

2 Ride on ! ride on in majesty 1 
The angel armies of the sky 

Look down with sad and wondering 
To see th' approaching Sacrifice, [eyes. 

3 Ride on ! ride on in majesty ! 
The last and fiercest strife is nigb ; 
The Father on His sapphire throne 
Awaits His own anointed Son. 

4 Ride on ! ride on in majesty 1 
In lowly pomp ride on to die ; 

Bow Thy meek head to mortal pain, 
Then take, O God, Thy power, and 


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Enthroned is Jesus now 
Upon His heavenly seat ; 
The kingly crown is on His brow, 
The saints are at His feet. 

There . . . with the glorified, 
Safe ... by our Saviour's side, 
We shall be satisfied by-and-by I 
By- - - and-by 1 . . by- - - and-by 
We shall be satisfied by-and-by I 

2 In shining white they stand, 
A great and countless throng; 

A palmy sceptre in each hand, 
On every lip a song. 

3 They sing the Lamb of God, 
Once slain on earth for them ; 

The Lamb through whose atoning 
Each wears his diadem. (blood 

4 Thy grace, O Holy Ghost, 
Thy blessed help supply, 

That we may join that radiant host, 
Triumphant in the sky ! 




Lo ! a fountain full and free, 
Flowing, ever flowing ! 


Fainting heart, it is for thee — 

Flowing, ever flowing ! 
Ever sparkling, never still, 
Taste its sweetness, all who will. 

Flowing ever ! flowing, ever flowing ! 
Flowing ever ! flowing now for thee 1 

2 List the murmur that it speaks, 

Flowing, ever flowing ! 
On the soul in song it breaks, 

Flowing, ever flowing ! 
Singing weary souls to ease — 
Music of all melodies. 

3 Blessed fount ! the purest known, 

Flowing, ever flowing ! 
Stream of life from out God's throne, 

Flowing, ever flowing ! 
Sacred blood for sinners spilt — 
This can cleanse away thy guilt. 




The blood has always precious been, 

'Tis precious now to me ; 
Through it alone my soul has rest, 

From fear and doubt set free. 

Oh, wondrous is the crimson tide, 
Which from my Saviour flowed ! 

And still in heaven my song shall be, 
" The precious, precious blood I " 

2 " I will remember now no more " — 

God's faithful Word has said — 
" The follies and the sins of him 
For whom My Son has bled." 

3 Not all my well-remembered sins 

Can startle or dismay : 
That precious blood atones for all, 
And bears my guilt away. 

4 Perhaps this feeble frame of mine 

Will soon in sickness lie ; 
But, resting on that precious blood, 
How peacefully I'll die ! 




Beneath the Cross of Jesus 

I fain would take my stand — 
The shadow of a mighty Rock 

Within a weary land ; 
A home within the wilderness, 

A rest upon the way, [heat, 

From the burning of the noontide 

And the burden of the day. 
2 O safe and happy shelter, 

O refuge tried and sweet, 
O trysting place, where Heaven's love 

And Heaven's justice meet ! 
As to the holy patriarch 

That wondrous dream was given, 

So seems my Saviour's cross to me 
A ladder up to heaven. 

3 There lies beneath its shadow, 

But on the farther side, 
The darkness of an awful grave 

That gapes both deep and wide ; 
And there between us stands the cross, 

Two arms outstretched to save, 
Like a watchman set to guard the way 

From that eternal grave. 

4 Upon that cross of Jesus 

Mine eye at times can see 
The very dying form of One 

Who suffered there for me ; 
And from my smitten heart, with 

Two wonders I confess — [tears, 
The wonder of His glorious love, 

And my own worthlessness. 

5 T take, O cross, thy shadow 

For my abiding place ; 
T ask no other sunshine than 

The sunshine of His face : 
Content to let the world go by, 

To know no gain nor loss — 
My sinful self my only shame, 

My glory all the cross. 

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All ye that pass by, 

To Jesus draw nigh ; 
To you is it nothing 

That Jesus should die ? 

Your ransom and peace, 

Your surety He is, 
Come, see if there ever 

Was sorrow like His. 

2 For what you have done 
His blood must atone: 

The Father hath punished 

For you His dear Son : 

The Lord, in the day 

Of His anger did lay 
Your sins on the Lamb, 

And He bore them away. 

3 He died to atone 
For sins not His own ; 

Your debt He hath paid 
And your work He hath done : 
Ye all may receive 
The peace He did leave, 

Who made intercession, 
" My Father, forgive ! " 

4 For you and for me 
He prayed on the tree ; 

The prayer is accepted, 
The sinner is free ; 

His Humiliation, Resurrection, and Glory 

The sinner am I, 

Who on Jesus rely, 
And come for the pardon 

God cannot deny. 
5 His death is my plea ; 

My Advocate see, 
And hear the blood speak 

That hath answered for me: 

He purchased the grace 

Which now I embrace ; 
O Father, Thou know'st 

He hath died in my place ! 

A 4r J. Uei) cm. 

The head that once was crowned with 
Is crowned with glory now : 
A royal diadem adorns 
The mighty Victor's brow. 

2 The highest place that heaven affords 

Is His by sovereign right : 
The King of kings, and Lord of lords, 
He reigns in perfect light. 

3 The joy of all who dwell above, 

The joy of all below, 
To whom He manifests His love, 
And grants His name to know. 

4 To them the cross, with all its shame, 

With all its grace, is given : 
Their name, an everlasting name ; 
Their joy, the joy of heaven. 

5 They suffer with their Lord below, 

They reign with Him above; 
Their profit and their bliss to know 
The fulness of His love. 

6 His cross to them is life and health, 

Though it was death to Him ; 
Their present hope, and joy, and 
And their eternal theme, [wealth, 

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Nothing either great or small — 

Nothing, sinner, no; 
Jesus did it, did it all, 

Long, long ago. 

" It is finished ! " yes, indeed, 

Finished every jot : 
Sinner, this is all you need — 
Tell me, is it not ? 

When He, from His lofty throne, 

Stooped to do and die. 
Everything was fully done : 

Hearken to His cry. 
Weary, working, burdened one, 

Wherefore toil you so ? 
Cease your doing ; all was done 

Long, long ago. 

4 Till to Jesus' work you cling 

By a simple faith, 
44 Doing " is a deadly thing — 
44 Doing " ends in death. 

5 Cast your deadly " doing " down — 

Down at Jesus' feet ; 
Stand in Him, in Him alone, 
Gloriously complete. 

143 ft!) 

Free from the law, oh, happy condi- 
tion ! [sion ! 

Jesus hath bled, and there is remis- 

Cursed by the law, and bruised by the 

Grace hath redeemed us once for all. 

Once for all, O sinner, receive it ; 
Once for all, O brother, believe it : 
Cling to the Cross, the burden will fall ; 
Christ hath redeemed us once for all. 

2 Now are we free — there's no con- 

Jesus provides a perfect salvation ; 
44 Come unto Me" — oh, hear His 

sweet call, 
Come, and He saves us once for all. 

3 " Children of God ! " oh, glorious 

calling ! [falling; 

Surely His grace will keep us from 
Passing from death to life at His call, 
Blessed salvation once for all. 

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When God of old the way of life 
Would teach to all His own, 

He placed them safe beyond the reach 
Of death, by blood alone. 

It is His word, . . God's precious word, . . 

It stands for ever true : 
" When I the Lord . . shall see the blood, . . 

I will pass over you." 

2 By Christ, the sinless Lamb of God, 

The precious blood was shed, 
When He fulfilled God's holy Word, 
And suffered in our stead. 

3 O soul, for thee salvation thus 

By God is freely given ; 
The blood of Christ atones for sin, 
And makes us meet for heaven. 

4 The wrath of God that was our due, 

Upon the Lamb was laid ; 
And by the shedding of His blood 
The debt for us was paid. 

5 How calm the judgment hour shall 

To all who do obey [pass 

The Word of God, and trust the blood, 
And make that Word their stay ! 




Would you be free from your burden 

of sin ? [in the blood ; 

There's power in the blood, power 

Would you o'er evil a victory win ? 

There's wonderful power in the 


There is power, . . . power, wonder-working 
In the blood ... of the Lamb ; . . . [power 

There is power, . . . power, wonder-working 
In the precious blood of the Lamb. [power 

2 Would you be free from your passion 

and pride ? [in the blood ; 

There's power in the blood, power 

Come for a cleansing to Calvary's 

tide, [blood. 

There's wonderful power in the 

3 Would you be whiter, much whiter 

than snow ? [in the blood ; 

There's power in the blood, power 

Sin-stains are lost in its life-giving 

flow, [blood. 

There's wonderful power in the 

4 Would you do service for Jesus your 

King ? [in the blood ; 

There's power in the blood, power 

Would you live daily His praises to 

sing ? [blood. 

There's v/onderful power in the 

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Behold, the Easter-tide is here, 
With Easter joy and bloom : 
Behold, the stone is rolled away, 
To show a conquered tomb. 

Jesus is risen, as He said — 

Risen in triumph from the grave I 

Rejoice and sing on this Easter-tide — 
Jesus is risen, mighty to save I 

2 Behold, the vestures of the dead, 

All folded back with care : 
Behold, the dark and vacant tomb, 
For Jesus is not there. 

3 Behold, He walks the earth again, 

Exalted in His love : 
Behold, the glory on His brow, 
Reflected from above. 

4 Behold, the Easter-tide is here, 

With Easter song and word : 
Behold, amid these Easter gifts, 
The triumph of the Lord. 


The Lord of glory ! who is He ? 

Who is the King of glory ? 
Only the Son of God can be 

The Christ, the King of glory :,8.8.7. 

Consider all His wounds, and see 
How Jesus' death upon the tree 
Proclaims Him King of glory. 

2 Above all heavens, at God's right 

Now sits the King of glory ; [hand, 
The angels by His favour stand 

Before the throne of glory : 
Swiftly they fly at His command, 
To guard His own of every land. 

To keep the heirs of glory. 

3 Death and the grave confess the Lamb 

To be the King of glory ; [name, 
The powers of darkness dread His 

All creatures show His glory : 
He said, M Ere Abraham was I AM " — 
Jesus is evermore the same, 

Th' Almighty King of glory. 

4 Thrice happy who in Him believe, 

They soon will share His glory ; 
Bora of His Spirit, they receive 

His secret pledge of glory : [grieve ; 
Taught by His cross, for sin they 
He calls them brethren, and they 

To Him, their hope of glory, [cleave 



Soft and sweet the bells are ringing 

From the steeple old and grey ; 
Sweet and soft the children singing- 
Christ the Lord arose to-day ! 
Sweetly, softly sounds the anthem, 

For the stone is rolled away ; 
Glory, honour give to Jesus 
On this resurrection day I 

2 Sweeter far than earthly music 

Since the Christmas melody, 
Is this song of Easter glory, 
This glad psalm of victory. 

3 Love's redeeming work is finished, 

Fought the fight, the victory won ; 
Glory, glory in the highest ! 
To the Father and the Son. 

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Hark ! ten thousand harps and voices 

Sound the note of praise above ; 
Jesus reigns, and heaven rejoices ; 

Jesus reigns, the God of love : 
. . . See, He sits on yonder throne ; 
. . . Jesus rules the world alone. 
Hallelujah ! hallelujah ! 
Jesus rules the world alone. 
2 King of glory ! reign for ever— 
Thine an everlasting crown ; 
Nothing from Thy love shall sever 
Those whom Thou hast made Thine 
own ; — 

His Humiliation, Resurrection, and Glory 

. . . Happy objects of Thy grace, 

. . . Destined to behold Thy face. 

Hallelujah ! hallelujah ! 

Destined to behold Thy face. 

3 Saviour ! hasten Thine appearing ; 

Bring, oh bring the glorious day, 

When the awful summons hearing, 

Heaven and earth shall pass away; 
. . . Then, with golden harps we'll 
..." Glory, glory to our King ! [sing, 
Hallelujah ! hallelujah ! 
Glory, glory to our King ! " 


Jesus lives, and Jesus leads, 
Though the way be dreary ; 

Morn to darkest night succeeds, 
Courage, then, ye weary : 

Still the faithful Shepherd feeds; 

Jesus lives, and Jesus leads. 

2 All the words He ever spoke, 

Still to us He speaketh ; 
All the bread He ever broke, 

Still for us He breaketh : 
Still the faithful Shepherd feeds ; 
Jesus lives, and Jesus leads. 

3 Jesus lives, but Jesus died; 

Love to death consigned Him : 
Death the mighty Love resigned, 

Could not hold or bind Him : 
Therefore still He meets our needs ; 
Jesus lives, and Jesus leads. 

4 Jesus lives, and every grace 

Comes because He giveth ; 
Life and love in every place 

Live, for Jesus liveth : 
All our thoughts His love exceeds ; 
Jesus lives, and Jesus leads. 

5 Yes, if Jesus lives, He leads — 

He will not forsake us ; 
He will crown His gracious deeds, 

And to glory take us : 
Till that hour the Shepherd feeds ; 
Jesus lives, and Jesus leads. 



Behold the Saviour of mankind 
Nailed to the shameful tree ; 

How vast the love that Him inclined 
To bleed and die for thee ! 

2 Hark, how He groans, while nature 

And earth's strong pillars bend ; 
The temple's vail in sunder breaks, 
The solid marbles rend. 

3 Tis done ! the precious ransom's paid ; 

" Receive My soul ! " He cries ; 

See where He bows His sacred head — 
He bows His head and dies. 
4 But soon He'll break death's envious 
And in full glory shine : [chain, 

O Lamb of God, was ever pain, 
Was ever love, like Thine ? 

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Low in the grave He lay — 

Jesus, my Saviour ! 
Waiting the coming day — 

Jesus, my Lord ! 

Up from the grave He arose, . . . 

With a mighty triumph o'er His foes ; . . . 

He arose a Victor from the dark domain, 

And He lives for ever with His saints to reign: 

He arose ! . . . He arose ! . . . 

Hallelujah ! Christ arose ! 

2 Vainly they watch His bed — 

Jesus, my Saviour ! 
Vainly they seal the dead — 
Jesus, my Lord ! 

3 Death cannot keep his prey — 

Jesus, my Saviour ! 
He tore the bars away — 
Jesus, my Lord ! 


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Hallelujah ! hallelujah ! 

Hearts to heaven and voices raise ; . . . 
Sing to God a hymn of gladness, 

Sing to God a hymn of praise ; . . . 
He who on the cross a victim 

For the world's salvation bled, 
Jesus Christ, the King of glory, 

Now is risen from the dead. 

2 Christ is risen, Christ the first-fruits 

Of the holy harvest-field ; . . . 
Which will all its full abundance 

At His glorious advent yield; . . . 
Then the golden ears of harvest 

Will their heads before Him wave, 
Ripened by His glorious sunshine 

From the furrows of the grave. 

3 Hallelujah ! hallelujah ! 

Glory be to God on high ! . . . 
Hallelujah to the Saviour, 

Who has gained the victory; . . . 
Hallelujah to the Spirit; 

Let our high ascriptions be, 
Hallelujah, now and ever, 

To the blessed Trinity ! 



Arise, my soul, arise ! 
Shake off thy guilty fears ; 
The bleeding Sacrifice 
In my behalf appears. 


Before the throne my Surety stands ; 
My name is written on His hands. 

2 He ever lives above, 
For me to intercede, 
His all-redeeming love, 

His precious blood to plead ; 
His blood atoned for all our race, 
And sprinkles now the throne of grace. 

3 Five bleeding wounds He bears, 
Received on Calvary; 

They pour effectual prayers, 
They strongly plead for me : 
" Forgive him, oh, forgive ! " they cry, 
" Nor let that ransomed sinner die." 

4 My God is reconciled ; 

His pardoning voice I hear : 
He owns me for His child ; 
I can no longer fear : 
With confidence I now draw nigh, 
And " Father, Abba Father ! " cry. 

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Rejoice, the Lord is King ! 

Your God and King adore ; 

Mortals, give thanks and sing, 

And triumph evermore : 
Lift up the heart, lift up the voice : 
Rejoice aloud, ye saints, rejoice ! 

2 Rejoice ! the Saviour reigns — 
The God of truth and love ; 
When He had purged our stains, 
He took His seat above : 

Lift up the heart, lift up the voice : 
Rejoice aloud, ye saints, rejoice! 

3 He all His foes shall quell, 
Shall all our sins destroy ; 
And every bosom swell 
With pure, seraphic joy ; 

Lift up the heart, lift up the voice: 
Rejoice aloud, ye saints, rejoice ! 

4 Rejoice in glorious hope ! 
Jesus, the Judge, shall come, 
And take His servants up 

To their eternal home : [voice : 

We soon shall hear th' archangel's 
The trump of God shall sound: 
Rejoice ! 




Christ hath risen ! Hallelujah ! 

Blessed morn of life and light ! 
Lo. the grave is rent asunder, 

Death is conquered through His 

Christ is risen ! Hallelujah ! [might. 

Gladness fills the world to-day ; 
From the tomb that could not hold Him, 

See, the stone is rolled away ! 

2 Christ hath risen ! Hallelujah ! 

Friends of Jesus, dry your tears ; 
Through the vail of gloom and dark- 
Lo, the Son of God appears ! [ness. 

3 Christ hath risen ! Hallelujah ! 

He hath risen, as He said ; 
He is now the King of glory, 
And our great exalted Head. 

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Hallelujah, " He is risen ! " 
Jesus is gone up on high ! 

Burst the bars of death asunder ; 
Angels, shout ; and men, reply : 

He is risen, He is risen, 
Living now, no more to die. 

2 Hallelujah, He is risen ! 

Our exalted Head to be ; 
Sends the witness of the Spirit 
That our Advocate is He : 
He is risen, He is risen, 
Justified in Him are we. 

3 Hallelujah, He is risen ! 

Death for aye has lost his sting ; 
Christ, Himself the Resurrection, 
From the grave His own will bring : 

He is risen, He is risen, 
Living Lord and coming King. 




" Christ the Lord is risen to-day ! " 

Hallelujah ! 
Sons of men and angels say ; 

Hallelujah ! 
Raise your joy and triumph high, 

Hallelujah ! 
Sing, ye heavens ! and earth, reply: 

Hallelujah ! 

2 Love's redeeming work is done : 
Fought the fight, the battle won : 
Lo ! our Sun's eclipse is o'er; 
Lo ! He sets in blood no more : 

3 Vain the stone, the watch, the seal, 
Christ hath burst the gates of hell ; 
Death in vain forbids His rise, 
Christ hath opened Paradise : 

4 Lives again our glorious King ; 
Where, O death, is now thy sting ? 
Once He died our souls to save; 
Where's thy victory, boasting grave ? 

5 King of glory ! Soul of bliss ! 
Everlasting life is this : 

Thee to know, Thy power to prove, 
Thus to sing, and thus to love : 

His Second Coming 

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On that bright and golden morning 
when the Son of Man shall come, 
And the radiance of His glory we 
shall see; 
When from every clime and nation 
He shall call His people home — 
What a gath'ring of the ransomed 
that will be ! 

What a gath' ring ! what a gath' ring I 

What a gath'ring of the ransomed in the 
summer land of love ! 

What a gath' ring ! what a gath'ring 

Of the ransomed in that happy home above ! 

2 When the blest who sleep in Jesus at 

His bidding shall arise 
From the silence of the grave, and 

from the sea ; 
And with bodies all celestial they 

shall meet Him in the skies — 
What a gath'ring and rejoicing 

there will be ! 

3 When our eyes behold the City, with 

its " many mansions " bright, 
And its river, calm and restful, 

flowing free — 
When the friends that death has 

parted shall in bliss again unite — 
What a gath'ring and a greeting 

there will be ! 

4 Oh, the King is surely coming, and 

the time is drawing nigh, 
When the blessed day of promise 

we shall see; 
Then the changing " in a moment," 

" in the twinkling of an eye," 
And for ever in His presence we 

shall be. 



They come and go, the seasons fair, 
And bring their spoil to vale and 
But oh, there is waiting in the air, 
And a passionate hope the spirit 
Why doth He tarry, the absent Lord ? 
When shall the Kingdom be restored. 
And earth and heaven with one ac- 
cord, [comes ? 
Ring out the cry that the King 

What will it be when the King comes ! 
What will it be when the King comes 1 
What will it be when He comes ! . . 
What will it be when the King comes ! 

His Second Coming 

2 The floods have lifted up their voice ; 

The King hath come to His own — 
His own ! 
The little hills and vales rejoice, 

His right it is to take the crown. 

Sleepers, awake, and meet Him first ! 

Now let the marriage hymn outburst ! 

And powers of darkness flee, dis- 

perst — [comes ! 

What will it be when the King 

3 A ransomed earth breaks forth in song, 

Her sin-stained ages over-past ; 
Her yearning, " Lord, how long, how 
long ? " 
Exchanged for joy at last — at last ! 
Angels, carry the royal commands; 
Peace beams forth throughout all the 
lands : [hands— 

The trees of the field shall clap theii 
What will it be when the King 
comes ! 

4 Now Zion's hill, with glory crowned, 

Uplifts her head with joy once 
more ; [owned, 

And Zion's King, once scorned, dis- 
Extends her rule from shore to 
Sing, for the land her Lord regains ! 
Sing, for the Son of David reigns ! 
And living streams o'erflow her 
plains — [comes ! 

What will it be when the King 

5 O brothers, stand as men that wait, 

The dawn is purpling in the east, 
And banners wave from heaven's 
high gate ; [feast. 

The conflict now — but soon the 
Mercy and truth shall meet again; 
Worthy the Lamb that once was 
slain ; [then — 

We can suffer now — He will know us 
What will it be when the King 
comes ! 



8.7 4 

Lo, He comes with clouds descending, 

Once for favoured sinners slain; 

Thousand thousand saints attending, 

Swell the triumph of His train ; 

Hallelujah ! 
Jesus comes, and comes to reign ! 
2 Every eye shall now behold Him, 
Robed in dreadful majesty; [Him, 
Those who set at naught and sold 
Pierced and nailed Him to the tree. 

Deeply wailing, 
Shall the true Messiah see. 


3 When the solemn trump has sounded, 

Heaven and earth shall flee away ; 

All who hate Him must, confounded, 

Hear the summons of that day — 

Come to Judgment ! 
Come to Judgment, come away ! 

4 Now redemption, long expected, 

See in solemn pomp appear ! 
All His saints, by men rejected, 
Now shall meet Him in the air: 

Hallelujah ! 
See the day of God appear ! 

5 Yea, Amen ! let all adore Thee, 

High on Thine eternal throne ; 
Saviour, take the power and glory, 
Claim the kingdom for Thine own ! 

Oh, come quickly ! 
Hallelujah ! come, Lord, come ! 

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Christ is coming ! let creation 
From her groans and travail cease ; 

Let the glorious proclamation 
Hope restore and faith increase : 

Christ is coming I Christ is coming ! 

Come, Thou blessed Prince of Peace ! 
Christ is coming ! Christ is coming ! 

Come, Thou blessed Prince of Peace ! 

2 Earth can now but tell the story 

Of Thy bitter cross and pain ; 
She shall yet behold Thy glory 
When Thou comest back to reign. 

3 Though once cradled in a manger, 

Oft no pillow but the sod ; 
Here an alien and a stranger, 

Mocked of men, disowned of God : 

4 Long Thy exiles have been pining, 

Far from rest, and home, and Thee ; 
But, in heavenly vesture shining, 
Soon they shall Thy glory see. 

5 With that " blessed hope " before us, 

Let no harp remain unstrung; 
Let the mighty ransomed chorus 
Onward roll from tongue to tongue. 





It may be at morn, when the day is 

When sunlight through darkness and 

shadow is breaking, 
That Jesus will come in the fulness of 

glory, [own.'* 

To receive from the world " His 

O Lord Jesus, how long f 
How long ere we shout the glad song ? — 
Christ returneth ! Hallelujah I 
Hallelujah ! Amen 1 
Hallelujah 1 Amen ! 

2 It may be at midday, it may be at 

twilight, [ness of midnight 

It may be, perchance, that the black- 
Will burst into light in the blaze of 

His glory, 
When Jesus receives " His own." 

3 While hosts cry Hosanna, from 

heaven descending. 
With glorified saints and the angels 

attending, [of glory, 

With grace on His brow, like a halo 
Will Jesus receive " His own.'* 

4 Oh, joy 1 oh, delight ! should we go 

without dying; 
No sickness, no sadness, no dread, 

and no crying ; 
Caught up through the clouds with 

our Lord into glory, 
When Jesus receives " His own." 

164 Oft) 

Rejoice ! Rejoice ! our King is com- 
And the time will not be long, [ing f 

Until we hail the radiant dawning, 
And lift up the glad new song. 

Oh, wondrous day ! oh, glorious morning, 

When the Son of Man shall come ! 
May we with lamps all trimmed and burning 

Gladly welcome His return ! 
Rejoice ! Rejoice ! our King is coming ! 

And the time will not be long, 
Until we hail the radiant dawning, 

And lift up the glad new song. 

2 With joy we wait our King's returning 

From His heavenly mansions fair; 
And with ten thousand saints appear- 
We shall meet Him in the air. fing 

3 Oh, may we never weary, watching, 

Never lay our armour down, 
Until He come, and with rejoicing 
Give to each the promised crown. 

JL05 , (lb<i) 7.C.D. 

Our lamps are trimmed and burning, 

Our robes are white and clean, 
We've tarried for the Bridegroom, 

Oh, may we enter in ? 
We know we've nothing worthy 

That we can call our own : 
The light, the oil, the robes we wear, 

All come from Him alone. 

Behold, the Bridegroom cometh 

And all may enter in, 
Whose lamps are trimmed and burning;,! 

Whose robes are white and clean. 

2 Go forth, go forth to meet Him ! 
The way is open now, 
All lighted with the glory 
That's streaming from His brow 

Accept the invitation, 

Beyond deserving kind; 
Make no delay, but take your lamps, 

And joy eternal find. 
We see the marriage splendour 

Within the open door; 
We know that those who enter 

Are blest for evermore. 
We see He is more lovely 

Than all the sons of men, 
But still we know the door, once shut, 

Will never ope again. 

1C3\3 (2*78) 9.8. 

When Jesus shall gather the nations 

Before Him at last to appear, 
Oh, how shall we stand in the Judg- 
ment, [hear ? 
When summoned our sentence to 

tie will gather the wheat in His garner, 
But the chaff will He scatter away ; 

Then how shall we stand in the Judgment— 
Oh, how shall we stand in that day ? 

2 Shall we hear from the lips of the 

Saviour [done ! " 

The words, *' Faithful servant, well 

Or, trembling with fear and with 

Be banished away from is throne ? 

3 Then let us be watching and waiting — 

Our lamps burning steady and 
bright — 
That when we are called by the 
We'll answer the call with delight. 
•1 Thus living with hearts fixed on Jesus, 
In patience we wait for the time 
When the days of our pilgrimage 
We'll rest in His presence divine. 

lO/ (iei) p.m. 

Do you see the Hebrew captive 

kneeling, [pray ? 

At morning, noon, and night, to 

In his chamber he remembers Zion, 

Though in exile far away. 

Are your windows open toward Jerusalem, 
Though as captives here a " little while " we 

For the coming of the King in His glory, [stay ? 
Are you watching day by day ? 

2 Do not fear to tread the fiery furnace, 

Nor shrink the lions' den to share ; 
For the God of Daniel will deliver, 
He wiJl send His angel there. 

3 Children of the living God, take 

courage, [sing ; 

Your great deliverance sweetly 

His Second Coming 

Set your faces toward the hill of Zion. 
Thence to hail your coming King ! 

168 CSf) 

There's a glorious Kingdom waiting 
in the land beyond the sky, 
Where the saints have been gather- 
ing year by year ; 
And the days are swiftly passing that 
will bring the Kingdom nigh: 
For the coming of the Kingdom 
draweth near ! 

Oh, the coming of the Kingdom draweth 
near J . . . [near I . . . 

Oh, the coming of the Kingdom draweth 

Be thou ready, O my soul, for the trumpet 
soon may roll, 

And the King in His glory shall appear 

2 Tis the hope of yonder Kingdom, and 

the glory there prepared, 
And the looking for the Saviour to 

That delivers us from bondage to the 

world that once ensnared : 
For the coming of the Kingdom 

draweth near ! 

3 With the coming of the Kingdom we 

shall see our blessed Lord, 
For the King ere the Kingdom 
must appear, 
Hallelujah to His name, who re- 
deemed us by His blood ! 
Oh, the coming of the Kingdom 
draweth near ! 

4 Oh, the world is growing weary, it 

has waited now so long, 
And the hearts of men are failing 

them for fear ; 
Let us tell them of the Kingdom, let 

us cheer them with the song, 
That the coming of the Kingdom 

draweth near ! 

169 ( 



A better day is coming, 

A morning promised long, 
When girded Right, with holy Might, 

Will overthrow the Wrong ; 
When God the Lord will listen 

To every plaintive sigh, 
And stretch His hand o'er every land, 

With justice by and by. 

Coming by and by, coming by and by 1 [nigh 
The better day is coming, the morning draweth 
Coming by and by, coming by and by I 
The welcome dawn will hasten on, 'tis coming 
by and by. 


2 The boast of haughty Error 

No more will fill the air, [Truth, 
But Age and Youth will love the 

And spread it everywhere ; 
No more from Want and Sorrow 

Will come the hopeless cry ; 
For strife will cease, and perfect Peace 

Will flourish by and by. 

3 Oh, for that holy dawning 

We watch, and wait, and pray, 
Till o'er the height the morning light 

Shall drive the gloom away ; 
And when the heavenly glory 

Shall flood the earth and sky, 
We'll bless the Lord for all His word, 

And praise Him by and by. 



We are waiting, blessed Saviour, 

We are watching for the hour 
When in majesty descending, 

Thou shalt come in mighty power; 
Then the shadows will be lifted, 

And the darkness rolled away, 
And our eyes behold the splendour 

Of the glorious crowning-day. 

2 We are waiting, blessed Saviour, 

We are watching not in vain 
For the cloud that bore Thee upward, 

And will bring Thee back again ; 
Then, among Thy ransomed people, 

We shall tread the shining way, 
And our eyes behold the splendour 

Of the glorious crowning-day. 

We are waiting, blessed Saviour, 

For a union, heart to heart. 
With our dear ones o'er the river, 

Where we nevermore shall part ; 
Then our sorrows, in a moment, 

Like a dream will pass away 
When our eyes behold the splendour 

Of the glorious crowning-day. 




He dies ! He dies ! the lowly Man of 

Sorrows, [and woes ; 

On whom were laid our many griefs 

Our sins He bore, beneath God's 

awful billows, [our foes. 

And He hath triumphed over all 

"I am He that liveth, that liveth, and was dead ; 
I am He that liveth, that liveth, and was dead ; 
And behold, . . I am alive . . for evermore, . . 

Behold, . . I am alive . . for evermore. . . 
I am He that liveth, that liveth, and was dead ; 
And behold, . . I am alive . . for evermore. . . 

2 He lives ! He lives ! what glorious 

consolation ! [hand ; 

Exalted at His Father's own right 
He pleads for us, and by His inter- 
cession, [stand. 

Enables all His saints by grace to 

3 He comes ! He comes ! Oh, blest 

anticipation ! [faithful word ; 

In keeping with His true and 
To call us to our heavenly consum- 
mation — [the Lord. 91 

Caught up, to be "for ever with 

172 (a) 


He is coming, the " Man of Sorrows," 

Now exalted on high; 
He is coming with loud hosannas, 

In the clouds of the sky. 

Hallelujah ! Hallelujah ! 
He is coming again ; 
And with joy we will gather round Him, 
At His coming to reign 1 

2 He is coming, our loving Saviour, 

Blessed Lamb that was slain ! 
In the glory of God the Father, 
On the earth He shall reign. 

3 He is coming, our Lord and Master, 

Our Redeemer and King ; 
We shall see Him in all His beauty, 
And His praise we shall sing. 

4 He shall gather His chosen people, 

Who are called by His name ; 
And the ransomed of every nation, 
For His own He shall claim. 




There's a light that is shining in 
darkness, [day ; 

While we wait for the dawning of 
And it cheers us along on our journey, 

Till the shadows shall vanish away ! 

So we'll wait and watch for the dawning, 

The day of eternity blest ; 
Then take the wings of the morning, 

And fly away to our rest. 

2 From the sure word the prophets 

have spoken, [the gloom; 

There is light flashing forth through 

For the Scripture can never be broken, 

And the ing in His glory will come. 

3 Now we sing 'mid the darkness and 

shadows, [dawn ; 

And we pray and we watch for the 
Till the Day-star, in glory arising, 
Shall betoken the coming of morn. 

His Second Coming 

4 We are not of the night nor of dark- 
ness, [day ; 
Let us walk, then, as children of 
Our weeping shall be for a moment, 
And our joy shall ne'er vanish 
away ! 



Oh, the weary night is waning, 

And the clouds are rolling by ; 
See, the long-expected morning 

Now is dawning in the sky ; 
When from Zion's lofty mountain 

We shall hear the watchmen cry, 
And rejoicing we shall gather 

When the King shall come. 

O Zion ! O Zion ! Great will be thy triumph 

When the King shall come ; 
O Zion ! O Zion ! Thou shalt be exalted 

When the King shall come. 

2 When the ransomed of Jehovah, 

From the East and from the West, 
Shall return with joy and gladness, 

To receive the promised rest — 
Then shall every tribe and nation 

Out of every land be blessed, 
And rejoicing they shall gather 

When the King shall come. 

3 May He find us, when He cometh, 

Faithful watchers, day and night, 
At our royal post of duty, 

With our armour shining bright ; 
May our lamps be trimmed and burn- 

With a clear and steady light, [ing 
That rejoicing we may gather 

When the King shall come. 



Behold, the Bridegroom cometh in 

the middle of the night, 
And blest is he whose loins are girt, 

whose lamp is burning bright ; 
But woe to that dull servant whom 

the Master shall surprise 
With lamp untrimmed, unburning, 

and with slumber in his eyes. 

2 Do thou, my soul, keep watch, beware 

lest thou in sleep sink down, 
Lest thou be given o'er to death, and 

lose the golden crown ; 
But see that thou art sober, with a 

watchful eye, and thus 
Cry, " Holy, Holy, Holy God, have 

mercy upon us." 

3 That day, the day of fear, shall come ; 

my soul, slack not thy toil, 

But light thy lamp, and feed it well, 

and make it bright with oil ; 
Thou knowest not how soon may 

sound the cry at eventide : 
" Behold the Bridegroom comes ! 

Arise, go forth to meet the 

Bride ! " 
4 Beware, my soul ! take thou good 

heed lest thou in slumber lie, 
And, like the five, remain without, 

and knock, and vainly cry ; 
But watch, and bear thy lamp un- 

dimmed, and Christ shall gird 

thee on 
His own bright wedding-robe of 

light — the glory of the Son. 




Our Lord is now rejected, 
And by the world disowned ; 

By the many still neglected, 
And by the few enthroned ; 

But soon He'll come in glory ! 
The hour is drawing nigh, 

For the crowning day is coming 
By and by. 

Oh, the crowning day is coming 1 

Is coming by and by ! 
When our Lord shall come in " power " 

And " glory " from on high ! 
Oh, the glorious sight will gladden 

Each waiting, watchful eye, 
In the crowning day that's coming 
By and by. 

2 The heavens shall glow with splen- 

But brighter far than they, [dour ; 
The saints shall shine in glory, 

As Christ shall them array : 
The beauty of the Saviour 

Shall dazzle every eye, 
In the crowning day that's coming 
By and by. 

3 Our pain shall then be over : 

We'll sin and sigh no more ; 
Behind us all of sorrow, 

And nought but joy before — 
A joy in our Redeemer, 

As we to Him are nigh, 
In the crowning day that's coming 
By and by. 

4 Let all that look for, hasten 

The coming joyful day, 
By earnest consecration, 

To walk the narrow way ; 
By gathering in the lost ones. 

For whom our Lord did die, 
For the crowning day that's coming 
By and by. 


177 ( 




Jesus, Thy blood and righteousness 
My beauty are, my glorious dress ; 
'Midst flaming worlds, in these 

With joy shall I lift up my head. 

2 When, from the dust of death, I rise 
To take my mansion in the skies ; 
E'en then shall this be all my plea — 
Jesus hath lived and died for me. 

3 Bold shall I stand in that great day, 
For who aught to my charge shall lay, 
While, through Thy blood, absolved 

I am 
From sin's tremendous curse and 
shame ? 

4 This spotless robe the same appears 
When ruined nature sinks in years : 
No age can change its glorious hue ; 
The robe of Christ is ever new. 

5 Oh, let the dead now hear Thy voice ! 
Bid, Lord, Thy banished ones rejoice : 
Their beauty this their glorious dress, 
Jesus, Thy blood and righteousness. 

I/O (»») P.M. 

Jesus is coming ! sing the glad word ! 
Coming for those He redeemed by 

His blood. 
Coming to reign as the glorified Lord ! 
Jesus is coming again ! 

Jesus is coming, is coming again I 
Jesus is coming again ! . . . 
Shout the glad tidings o'er mountain and 
Jesus is coming again ! [plain I 

2 Jesus is coming ! the dead shall arise, 
Loved ones shall meet in a joyful 

Caught up together to Him in the 
Jesus is coming again ! [skies. 

3 Jesus is coming ! His saints to release ; 
Coming to give to the warring earth 

Sinning, and sighing, and sorrow shall 
Jesus is coming again ! 

4 Jesus is coming ! the promise is true 
Who are the chosen^ the faithful, the 

few, [review ? 

Waiting and watching, prepared for 
Jesus is coming again ! 

1 79 GS) 

In the crimson blush of morning 
In the glitter of the noon, 

In the midnight's gloomy darkness, 
Or the gleaming of the moon. 

In the stillness of the twilight, 
As it shimmers in the sky, 

We are watching, we are waiting, 
For the end that draweth nigh. 

2 We shall see our Lord in splendour, 

And amid a countless throng, 
On the clouds to earth descending, 

With a movement swift and strong ; 
And the angels round about Him, 

In their dazzling white array, 
While before Him sounds the sum- 

For the final Judgment-day. 

3 He will welcome all His people, 

He will diadem His own ; 
He will show to them His glory, 
And will share with them His 
throne ; 
And for ever in His presence 

They shall see Him face to face, 
While they chant His matchless 
And extol His wondrous grace. 

4 He is coming, surely coming, 

For His promise cannot fail ; 
And the scoffers shall behold Him ? 

And before Him they shall quail I 
He is coming, quickly coming ! 

But His coming we shall greet ; 
We have waited for His advent, 

And have listened for His feet. 



Come on the wings of the morning ; 

Come, Thou Redeemer and King, 
Hail to the day that is dawning, 

Hail to the joy it will bring. 

Oh, come on the wings of the morning 1 
Oh, come to our hearts as we sing I . . . 

Come as we sing in the day that it 

dawn ing ; 

Oh, come, Thou Redeemer and King 1 

2 Come on the wings of the morning ; 

Come with Thy glory and grace, 
All of Thy promise performing, 
Showing the light of Thy face. 

3 Come on the wings of the morning ; 

Come with a joyful surprise, 
Lifting the sad and the mourning, 
Wiping the tears from their eyes, 

4 Come on the wings of the morning ; 

Come as the King to Thy throne; 
Have we not sounded Thy warning T 
Now let Thy glory be known. 

His Second Coming 

181 ( 


57 J 


Watch, earnestly watch, the Lord's 
approach is nearing ; 
Pray, fervently pray, no man can 
know the hour ; 
Like as a thief at night is His appear- 
ing ; [truth and power. 
He cometh to judge the world in 

Watch ye, pray ye, soldiers of the Lord ; 
Work ye, wait ye, trusting in His word ; 
Keep His commandments ? and His law obey, 
And He will reward you in the last great day. 

2 Work, joyfully work, all ye who know 

His chastening; [reward is nigh; 

Wait, patiently wait, for your 

Lift up your heads, the day of rest is 

hastening ; [and by. 

Rest, glorious rest, with Jesus by 

3 Trust, loyally trust, and as to Him 

thou'rt clinging, 
Keep, faithfully keep the Saviour's 

blest commands ; 
Then in thy heart the blest assurance 

ringing, [in His hands. 

Know surely thy name is written 

182 W) 


The Lord is coming by-and-by : 

Be ready when He comes ! 
He comes from His fair home on 
Be ready when He comes I [high : 
He h the Lord our Righteousness, 
And comes His chosen ones to bless, 
And at His Father's throne confess : 
Be ready when He comes ! 

Will you be ready when the Bridegroom 
comes ? . . . [comes ? . , . 

Will you be ready when the Bridegroom 
^ill your lamps be trimmed and bright, 
Be it morning, noon, or night ? [comes ? 

Will you be ready when the Bridegroom 

2 He soon will come to earth again : 

Be ready when He comes ! 
Begin His universal reign : 

Be ready when He comes ! 
With hallelujahs heaven will ring, 
When Jesus doth redemption bring; 
Oh, trim your lamps to meet your 

Be ready when He comes ! [King ! 

3 Behold 1 He comes to one and all : 

Be ready when He comes ! 
And soon we'll hear the trumpet call : 

Be ready when He comes ! 
To Judgment called at His command, 
From every clime, from every land, 
Before His throne we all must stand : 

Be ready when He comes ! 



Impatient heart, be still ! 
What though He tarries long ? 
What though the triumph song 

Is still delayed ? 
Thou hast His promise sure, 
And that is all secure : 
Be not afraid ! 

Be still ! be still ! 
Impatient heart, be still ! 

2 My eager heart, be still ! 
Thy Lord will surely come, 
And take thee to His home, 

With Him to dwell : 
It may not be to-day ; 
And yet, my soul, it may — 
I cannot tell ! 

Be still ! be still ! 
My eager heart, be still ! 

3 My anxious heart, be still ! 
Watch, work, and pray ; and then 
It will not matter when 

Thy Lord shall come, 
At midnight or at noon ; 
He cannot come too soon 
To take thee home. 
Be still ! be still ! 
My anxious heart, be still ! 



A lamp in the night, a song in time 

of sorrow, [ever borrow 

A great glad hope which faith can 

To gild the passing day with the glory 

of the morrow, [Lord. 

Is the hope of the coming of the 

Blessed hope, . . . blessed hope, . . . 
Blessed hope of the coming of the Lord j 
How the aching heart it cheers ; 
How it glistens through our tears, 
Blessed hope of the coming of the Lord. 

2 A star in the sky, a beacon bright to 

guide us ; [betide us ; 

An anchor sure to hold when storms 

A refuge for the soul, where in quiet 

we may hide us — [Lord. 

Is the hope of the coming of the 

3 A call of command, like trumpet 

clearly sounding, [rounding; 

To make us bold when evil is sur- 
To stir the sluggish heart, and to 

keep in good abounding — [Lord. 
Is the hope of the coming of the 

4 A word from the One to all our hearts 

the dearest, [nearest ; 

A parting word to make Him aye the 


Of all His precious words, the sweet- 
est, brightest, clearest, 
Is the hope of the coming of the 

185 as) 


Well our lamps be filled and ready, 
When the Bridegroom comes ? 

And our lights be clear and steady, 
When the Bridegroom comes ? 

In the night, . . . that solemn night, . . . 

Will our lamps be burning bright, 
When the Bridegroom comes ? 

Oh, be ready ! Oh, be ready ! 
Oh, be ready when the Bridegroom comes ! 

2 Shall we hear a welcome sounding, 

When the Bridegroom comes ? 
And a shout of joy resounding, 

When the Bridegroom comes ? 
In the night, that solemn night, 
Will our lamps be burning bright, 

When the Bridegroom comes ! 

3 Don't delay our preparation 

Till the Bridegroom comes ; 
Lest there be a separation, 

When the Bridegroom comes. 
In the night, that solemn night, 
Will our lamps be burning bright, 

When the Bridegroom comes ? 

4 It may be a time of sorrow, 

When the Bridegroom comes ; 
If our oil we hope to borrow, 

When the Bridegroom comes. 
In the night, that solemn night, 
Will our lamps be burning bright, 

When the Bridegroom comes ? 

5 Oh, there'll be a glorious meeting 

When the Bridegroom comes ! 
And a hallelujah greeting, 

When the Bridegroom comes ! 
In the night, that joyful night, 
With our lamps all burning bright, 

When the Bridegroom comes. 

186 a) 

O watchman on the mountain 
Proclaim the coming day ; [height, 

Behold the spires of golden fires 
Point upward far away. 

Coming, yes, He's coming, the Day-spring 
from on high ; [is nigh ; 

Coming, yes, He's coming ; the promised hour 

Coming, yes, He's coming ; let all the ransomed 
sing ; [the coming King ! 

The hills are bright with shining light ; all hail 

2 O watchman, bid the sleeping Church 
Awake, arise, and pray ; 

The heavenly Bridegroom soon will 
And now is on His way. [come, 
3 All hail to Zion's glorious King, 
By prophets long foretold ; 
Praise Him in song, ye angel throng, 
Strike all your harps of gold. 

His Office and Work 

187 cm. 

Jesus, Thine all-victorious love 

Shed in my soul abroad ; 
Then shall my heart no longer rove, 

Rooted and fixed in God. 

2 Oh that in me the sacred fire 

Might now begin to glow ! 
Burn up the dross of base desire, 
And make the mountains flow. 

3 Thou, who at Pentecost didst fall, 

Do Thou my sins consume ; 
Come, Holy Ghost, for Thee I call; 
Spirit of Burning, come ! 

4 Refining Fire, go through my heart, 

Illuminate my soul ; 
Scatter Thy life through every part, 
And sanctify the whole. 

5 My steadfast soul, from falling free, 

Shall then no longer move, 
While Christ is all the world to me, 
And all my heart is love. 



188 (212; on. 

Come, Holy Spirit, Heavenly Dove ! 

With all Thy quickening powers, 
Kindle a flame of sacred love 

In these cold hearts of ours. 

2 O Lord, and shall we ever live 

At this poor dying rate ?— 
Our love so faint, so cold to Thee, 
And Thine to us so great. 

3 Come, Holy Spirit, Heavenly Dove ! 

With all Thy quickening powers, 
Come, shed abroad a Saviour's love, 
And that shall kindle ours. 


Come, Holy Ghost, our hearts inspire ; 

Let us Thine influence prove, 
Source of the old prophetic fire, 

Fountain of light and love. [Thee, 
2 Come, Holy Ghost, for, moved by 

The prophets wrote and spoke ; 
Unlock the truth, Thyself the Key, 

Unseal the sacred book. 

His Office and Work 

3 Expand Thy wings, celestial Dove, 

Brood o'er our nature's night ; 
On our disordered spirits move, 
And let there now be light. 

4 God, through Himself, we then shall 

If Thou within us shine ; [know, 
And sound, with all Thy saints below, 
The depths of love divine. 



Come, Holy Spirit, come ; 
Let Thy bright beams arise, 
Dispel the darkness from our minds, 
And open all our eyes. 

Revive our drooping faith, 
Our doubts and fears remove, 
And kindle in our breasts the flame 
Of never-dying love. 

Convince us of our sin, 
Then lead to Jesus' blood, 
And to our wondering view reveal 
The secret love of God. 

Tis Thine to cleanse the heart, 
To sanctify the soul, 
To pour fresh life in every part, 
And new-create the whole. 

Dwell therefore in our hearts, 
Our minds from bondage free ; 
Then we shall know, and praise, and 
The Father, Son, and Thee ! [love 


Our blest Redeemer, ere He breathed 

His tender, last farewell, 
A Guide, a Comforter bequeathed 
With us to dwell. 

2 He came in semblance of a dove, 

With sheltering wings outspread, 
The holy balm of peace and love 
On earth to shed. 

3 He came in tongues of living flame, 

To teach, convince, subdue ; 
All-powerful as the wind He came — 
As viewless too. 

4 He comes sweet influence to impart, 

A gracious, willing Guest, 
While He can find one humble heart 
Wherein to rest. 

5 And His that gentle voice we hear, 

Soft as the breath of even, 
That checks each fault, that calms 
each fear, 
And speaks of heaven. 


6 And every virtue we possess, 

And every victory won, 
And every thought of holiness, 
Are His alone. 

7 Spirit of purity and grace, 

Our weakness pitying see ; 
O make our hearts Thy dwelling- 
And worthier Thee. [place, 


Holy Spirit, lead us now 
Boldly to the throne of grace ; 
While our heads in prayer we bow, 
Let Thy presence fill this place : 
Holy Spirit, Heavenly Guide, 
Lead us to the Crucified ! 

2 This is now our time of need, 
This is now the day of grace ; 
Now our souls with manna feed 
Ere we leave this sacred place : 
Holy Spirit, Heavenly Dove, 
Lead us to the feast of love ! 

3 At the blessed mercy-seat 
Peace and joy are freely given ; 
While we wait at Jesus' feet, 
Make this place the gate of heaven : 
Holy Spirit, Heavenly Friend, 
Now upon our hearts descend ! 

4 Weak and sinful though we be, 
Jesus' blood can cleanse from sin ; 
At the fountain full and free 
Wash and make us pure within : 
Holy Spirit, Cleansing fire, 
Burn up every base desire ! 

193 (HO 

Spirit Divine, Spirit Divine — 
Be Thou the Day-star on my darkness 
to shine ! 

2 Spirit of Truth, Spirit of Truth- 
Be Thou the Teacher and the Guide 

of my youth ! 

3 Spirit of Love, Spirit of Love — 

Be Thou the Leader to my mansion 
above ! 

4 Spirit of Power, Spirit of Power — 
Be Thou the praises of my song 

evermore ! Amen. 

194 Gft) 

Holy Spirit, faithful Guide ! 
Ever near the Christian's side, 
Gently lead us by the hand, 
Pilgrims in a desert land ; 
Weary souls for aye rejoice, 
While they hear that sweetest voice, 



Whisp'ring softly, " Wanderer, come ! 
Follow me, I'll guide thee home ! " 

2 E?er present, truest Friend, 
Ever near, Thine aid to lend, 
Leave us not to doubt and fear, 
Groping on in darkness drear : 
When the storms are raging sore, 
Hearts grow faint, and hopes give o'er, 
Wtxkper softly, " Wanderer, come ! 
Follow Mc, I'll guide thee home ! " 

3 When our days of toil shall cease, 
Waiting still for sweet release. 
Noshing left but heaven and prayer, 
Trusting that our names are there, 
Wading deep the dismal flood, 
Pleading naught but Jesus' blood; 
Whisper softly, " Wanderer, come ! 
Follow Me, I'll guide thee home ! " 

195 ft?) 


Co***, Holy Spirit, like a dove de- 
scending, [to pray ; 
Rest Thou upon us while we meet 
Show us the Saviour, His great love 
revealing ; [Truth, the Way. 
Lead us to Him, the Life, the 

2 Come, Holy Spirit, every cloud dis- 

pelling ; [Master's name : 

Fill us with gladness, through the 
String to our memory words that He 
hath spoken, 
Then shall our tongues His won- 
drous grace proclaim. 

3 Come, Holy Spirit, sent from God 

the Father — 

Thou Friend and Teacher, Com- 
forter and Guide — 
Oar thoughts directing, keep us close 
to Jesus, [abide. 

And in our hearts for evermore 


Come, Holy Ghost, in love, 
Shed on us from above 

Thine own bright ray : 
Divinely good Thou art ; 
Thy sacred gifts impart 
To gladden each sad heart : 

Oh, come to-day ! 
2 Come, tenderest Friend and best, 
Our most delightful Guest, 

With soothing power : 
Rest, which the weary know ; 
Shade, 'mid the noontide glow; 
Peace, when deep griefs o'erflow : 

Cheer us this hour. 

3 Come, Light serene and still, 
Our inmost bosoms fill ; 

Dwell in each breast ! 
We know no dawn but Thine ; 
Send forth Thy beams divine. 
On our dark souls to shine, 

And make us blest. 

4 Exalt our low desires, 
Extinguish passion's fires, 

Heal every wound ; 
Our stubborn spirits bend, 
Our icy coldness end, 
Our devious steps attend 

While heavenward bound. 

5 Come, all the faithful bless : 
Let all who Christ confess 

His praise employ ; 
Give virtue's rich reward ; 
Victorious death accord, 
And, with our glorious Lord, 

Eternal joy. 



Hear us, Thou that broodedst o'er 
the watery deep, [sleep : 

Waking all creation from its primal 

Holy Spirit, breathing breath of life 
divine, [them with Thine. 

Breathe into our spirits, blending 

Light and Life Immortal ! 

Hear us as we raise 
Hearts, as well as voices, 

Mingling prayer and praise. 

2 When the sun ariseth in a cloudless 

sky, [Spirit, nigh ; 

May we feel Thy presence, Holy 
Shed Thy radiance o'er us, keep it 

cloudless still, [Thy will. 

Through the day before us, perfecting 

3 When the fight is fiercest in the noon- 

tide heat, [feet, 

Bear us, Holy Spirit, to our Saviour's 
There to find a refuge till our work is 

done, [battle's won. 

There to fight the battle till the 

4 If the day be falling sadly as it goes, 
Slowly in its sadness sinking to its 

May Thy love in mercy, kindling ere 

it die, [sky. 

Cast a ray of glory o'er our evening 

5 Morning, noon, and evening, when- 

soe'er it be, [life in Thee ; 

Grant us, gracious Spirit, quickening 
Life, that gives us, living, life of 

heavenly love ; [heaven above. 
Life, that brings us, dying, life from 

1-Jo (an) p.m. 

Oh, spread the tidings round, wher- 
ever man is found. 
Wherever human hearts and human 
woes abound ; [the joyful sound : 
Let every Christian tongue proclaim 
The Comforter has come ! 

The Comforter has come, the Comforter 

has come I [promise given ; 

The Holy Ghost from heaven, the Father's 

Oh, spread the tidings round, wherever 

man is found : 

The Comforter has come ! 

2 The long, long night is past, the 

morning breaks at last ; 
And hushed the dreadful wail and 

fury of the blast, [vances fast : 
As o'er the golden hills the day ad- 
The Comforter has come ! 

3 The mighty King of kings, with heal- 

ing in His wings, 

To every captive soul a full deliver- 
ance brings ; 

And through the vacant cells the song 
of triumph rings : 
The Comforter has come ! 

4 Oh, boundless love divine ! how shall 

this tongue of mine 

To wondering mortals tell the match- 
less grace divine — 

That I may with Him dwell, and in 
His image shine ! — 
The Comforter has come I 

5 Oh, let the echoes fly above the 

vaulted sky, [reply 

And all the saints above to all below 
In strains of endless love, the song 

that ne'er will die : 
The Comforter has come ! 

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Holy Ghost, with light divine, 
Shine upon this heart of mine ; 
Chase the shades of night away, 
Turn my darkness into day. 

2 Holy Ghost, with power divine, 
Cleanse this guilty heart of mine ; 
Long hath sin, without control, 
Held dominion o'er my soul. 

3 Holy Ghost, with joy divine, 
Cheer this saddened heart of mine 
Bid my many woes depart, 
Heal my wounded, bleeding heart. 

4 Holy Spirit, all divine, 
Dwell within this heart of mine ; 
Cast down every idol-throne, 
Reign supreme — and reign alone ! 


His Office and Work 

200 (X) 

Descend, O Flame of sacred fire : 
Now may we feel Thy quickening 

power ; 
To purest love each heart inspire, 
And keep us in each trying hour. 

2 Come like a rushing wind, we pray, 
And let Thy presence fill this place : 
Oh, take our unbelief away, 
Baptize us with Thy boundless grace. 

3 Come down from heaven, O quench- 

less Flame, 
Through Christ, the Everlasting Son ; 
The riches of His love proclaim, 
And melt our every heart in one. 

ZX) X (2V9) CM. 

Spirit Divine ! attend our prayers. 
And make our hearts Thy home ; 

Descend with all Thy gracious powers 
Oh come, great Spirit, come ! 

2 Come as the light — to us reveal 

Our emptiness and woe ; 
And lead us in those paths of life 
Where all the righteous go. 

3 Come as the fire — and purge our 

Like sacrificial flame ; [hearts, 

Let our whole soul an offering be 
To our Redeemer's name. 

4 Come as the dew — and sweetly bless 

This consecrated hour ; 
May barrenness rejoice to own 
Thy fertilising power. 

5 Come as the dove — and spread Thy 

The wings of peaceful love ; fwiogs T 
And let Thy church on earth become 
Blest as the church above. 

6 Come as the wind — with rosbtog 

And Pentecostal grace ; [sound 
That all of woman born may sec 
The glory of Thy face. 



Come, Spirit, source of light, 
Thy grace is unconfined ; 
Dispel the gloomy shades of night, 
The darkness of the mind. 

2 Now to our eyes display 
The truth Thy words reveal : 

Cause us to run the heavenly way, 
Delighting in Thy will. 

3 Thy teachings make us know 
The mysteries of Thy love ; 

The vanity of things below, 
The joy of things above. 



4 While through this maze we stray, 
Oh, spread Thy beams abroad ; 
Disclose the dangers of the way, 
And guide our steps to God. 

Songs of Praise 

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All hail the power of Jesus' name ! 

Let angels prostrate fall ; 
Bring forth the royal diadem, 

And crown Him Lord of all ! 

2 Crown Him, ye martyrs of our God, 

Who from His altar call ; 
Extol the stem of Jesse's rod, 
And crown Him Lord of all ! 

3 Ye chosen seed of Israel's race, 

A remnant weak and small, 
Hail Him who saves you by His grace, 
And crown Him Lord of all ! 

4 Ye Gentile sinners, ne'er forget 

The wormwood and the gall ; 
Go, spread your trophies at His feet, 
And crown Him Lord of all ! 

5 Let every kindred, every tribe, 

On this terrestrial ball, 
To Him all majesty ascribe, 
And crown Him Lord of all ! 

6 Oh that with yonder sacred throng 

We at His feet may fall ; 
Join in the everlasting song, 
And crown Him Lord of all ! 

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Jesus, Thy name I love, 
All other names above ; 

Jesus, my Lord ! 
Oh, Thou art all to me ! 
Nothing to please I see, 
Nothing apart from Thee, 

Jesus, my Lord ! 

2 Thou, blessed Son of God, 
Hast bought me with Thy blood, 

Jesus, my Lord ! 
Oh, how great is Thy love, 
All other loves above, 
Love that I daily prove, 

Jesus, my Lord ! 

3 When unto Thee I flee, 
Thou wilt my refuge be, 

Jesus, my Lord ! 
What need I now to fear ? 
What earthly grief or care, 
Since Thou art ever near ? 

Jesus, my Lord ! 

4 Soon Thou wilt come again ! 
I shall be happy then, 

Jesus, my Lord ! 
Then Thine own face I'll see, 
Then I shall like Thee be, 
Then evermore with Thee, 

Jesus, my Lord ! 

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Oh, could I speak the matchless 

Oh, could I sound the glories forth 

Which in my Saviour shine, 
I'd soar, and touch the heavenly 

And vie with Gabriel, while he sings 
In notes almost divine. 

2 I'd sing the precious blood He spilt, 
My ransom from the dreadful guilt 

Of sin, and wrath divine : 
I'd sing His glorious righteousness, 
In which all -perfect, heavenly dress 

My soul shall ever shine. 

3 I'd sing the characters He bears, 
And all the forms of love He wears, 

Exalted on His throne : 
In loftiest songs of sweetest praise 
I would, to everlasting days, 

Make all His glories known. 

4 Well, the delightful day will come 
When my dear Lord will take me 

And I shall see His face ; [home, 
Then with my Saviour, Brother, 
A blest eternity I'll spend, [Friend, 

Triumphant in His grace ! 

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We praise Thee, we bless Thee, our 
Saviour divine, [Thine ! 

All power and dominion for ever be 

We sing of Thy mercy with joyful 
acclaim, [praise to Thy name ! 

For Thou hast redeemed us: all 

2 All honour and praise to Thine ex- 

cellent name, [same ! 

Thy love is unchanging — for ever the 
We bless and adore Thee, O Saviour 

and King ; [praises we sing ! 

With joy and thanksgiving Thy 

3 The strength of the hills and the 

depths of the sea, [Thee ; 

The earth and its fulness, belong unto 
And yet to the lowly Thou bendest 

Thine ear, [hear ! 

So ready their humble petitions to 

Songs of Praise 

4 Thine infinite goodness our tongues 

shall employ ; [enjoy ; 

Thou givest us richly all things to 

We'll follow Thy footsteps, we'll rest 

in Thy love, [mansions above ! 

And soon we shall praise Thee in 

207 (ft) 

Be glad in the Lord, and rejoice, 
All ye that are upright in heart ; 
And ye that have made Him your 

Bid sadness and sorrow depart. 

Rejoice ! . . . Rejoice ! . . . 

Be glad in the Lord and rejoice ! . . 

2 Be joyful, for He is the Lord, 
On earth and in heaven supreme ; 
He fashions and rules by His word ; 
The "Mighty" and "Strong" to 


3 What though in the conflict for right 
Your enemies almost prevail ! [sight, 
God's armies, just hid from your 
Are more than the foes which assail. 

4 Though darkness surround you by day, 
Your sky by the night be o'ercast, 
Let nothing your spirit dismay, 

But trust till the dagger is past. 

5 Be glad in the Lord, and rejoice, 
His praises proclaiming in song ; 
With harp, and with organ, and 
The loud hallelujahs prolong ! [voice, 

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Praise Him ! praise Him ! Jesus, our 
blessed Redeemer ! 
Sing, O earth — His wonderful love 
proclaim ! [angels in glory ; 

Hail Him ! hail Him ! highest arch- 
Strength and honour give to His 
holy name ! 
Like a shepherd, Jesus will guard 
His children, [day long ; 

In His arms He carries them all 

Praise Him ! praise Him ! tell of His excellent 
greatness ; 
Praise Him ! praise Him ever in joyful song I 

2 Praise Him ! praise Him ! Jesus, our 

blessed Redeemer ! [and died ; 

For our sins He suffered, and bled, 

He — our Rock, our hope of eternal 

salvation, [Crucified ! 

Hail Him ! hail Him ! Jesus, the 

Sound His praises — Jesus who bore 

our sorrows, [and strong ; 

Love unbounded, wonderful, deep, 

' 3 Praise Him ! praise Him ! Jesus, our 
blessed Redeemer ! 
Heavenly portals, loud with hosan- 
nas ring ! [ever : 

Jesus, Saviour, reigneth for ever and 
Crown Him ! crown Him ! Pro- 
phet, and Priest, and King ! 
Christ is coming, over the world 
victorious, [belong ; 

Power and glory unto the Lord 

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Praise the King of Glory, He is God 
alone ; [hath shown ; 

Praise Him for the wonders He to us 

For His promised presence all the 
pilgrim way, [by day. 

For the flaming pillar, and the cloud 

Praise . . . Him, shining angels, 

Strike . . . your harps of gold, . . 
All . . . His hosts adore Him, 

Who ... His face behold : . . 
Through . . . His great domin - ion, 
While . . . the ages roll, . . 
All His works shall praise Him, all His 

works shall praise Him, 
All His works shall praise Him ; bless the 
Lord, my soul ! 

2 Praise Him for redemption, free to 

every soul ; [can make us whole ; 
Praise Him for the Fountain that 
For His gifts of kindness and His 

loving care, [answers prayer. 

For the blest assurance that He 

3 Praise Him for the trials sent as cords 

of love, [things above ; 

Binding us more closely to the 
For the faith that conquers, hope, 

that naught can dim, 
For the land where loved ones gather 

unto Him. 

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Glory ever be to Jesus ! — 
God's own well-beloved Son ! 

By His grace He hath redeemed us, 
" It is finished," all is done. 

Saved by grace through faith in Jesus, 
Saved by His own precious blood, 

May we in His love abiding, 
Follow on to know the Lord. 

2 Oh, the weary days of wandering, 

Longing, hoping for the light ! 
These at last lie all behind us, 
Jesus is our strength and might. 

3 In His safe and holy keeping, 

'Neath the shadow of His wing 
Gladly in His love confiding, 
May our souls His praises sing. 


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Redeemed from death, 

from sin, 
Redeemed from ills without, within ; 
Redeemed ! what new light gilds the 

skies ! 
What glories on the soul arise ! 

Redeemed ! redeemed ! . . . my song shall be, . . . 
Through time and through . . . eternity ! . . . 
Redeemed ! let all . . . the ransomed sing, . . . 
Eternal praise ... to Christ our King 1 

2 Glory to Film, whose love unknown 
Touched man's abyss from heaven's 

high throne ; [beamed, 

Like some new star its radiance 
A new song rose — Redeemed ! re- 
deemed 1 

3 As ocean's billows swell and break, 
The mighty tide of praise shall wake ; 
Thy love, Lord, like th' unfathomed 

Shall waft a world redeemed to Thee. 

4 Redeemed ! creation joyful brings 
Its tribute to the King of kings ; 
Redeemed ! earth's million voices 

One sounding anthem to His praise. 

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Ye servants of God, 

Your Master proclaim, 
And publish abroad 

His wonderful name ; 
The name all-victorious 

Of Jesus extol ; 
His kingdom is glorious, 

And rules over all. 

2 God ruleth on high. 

Almighty to save ; 
And st ill He is nigh, 

His presence we have ! 
The great congregation 

His triumph shall sing. 
Ascribing salvation 

To Jesus our King. 

3 Salvation to God, 

Who sits on the throne ; 
Let all ciy aloud, 

And honour the Son ; 
The praises of Jesus 

All angels proclaim, 
Fall down on their faces, 

And worship the Lamb. 

4 Then let us adore 

And give Him his right ; 

All glory and power, 
All wisdom and might ; 

All honour and blessing, 
With angels above ; 

And thanks never-ceasing, 
And infinite love. 


How honoured, how dear, that 
sacred abode, [Father and God I 

Where Christians draw near their 

'Mid worldly commotion, my wearied 
soul faints [of Thy saints. 

For the house of devotion, the home 

2 The birds have their home, they fix 

on their nest ; [their rest : 

Wherever they roam, they turn to 
From them fondly learning, my soul 

would take wing ; [my King. 

To Thee so returning, my God and 

3 O happy the choirs who praise Thee 

above ! [worship is love. 

What joy tunes their lyres ! their 
Yet safe in Thy keeping and happy 

they be [strength is in Thee. 

In this world of weeping, whose 

4 Though rugged their way, they drink, 

as they go, [they flow : 

Of springs that convey new life as 
The God they rely on, their strength 

shall renew, [shall view. 

Till each, brought to Zion, His glory 

5 Thou Hearer of prayer, still grant me 

a place [courts of Thy grace : 
Where Christians repair to the 
More blest, beyond measure, one day 

so employed, [lings enjoyed. 

Than years of vain pleasure by world- 

6 The Lord is a Sun, the Lord is a 

Shield; [sealed. 

What grace has begun, with glory is 
He hears the distressed, He succours 

the just : [Him their trust. 

And they shall be blessed who make 

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Coming, coming, we are coming 

To Thy temple, gracious Lord, 
To receive the blessed teaching 

Of Thy pure and perfect Word ; 
Meekly would we learn our duty, 

Learn it kneeling at Thy feet, 
While a radiance from Thy glory 

Covers all the Mercy-seat. 

2 Singing, singing, we are singing 

Of Thy wondrous love so free, 
How it floweth ever onward 

Like a vast and mighty sea ; 
And our souls mount up with glad- 

While we swell the lofty strain, 
" Glory, glory, hallelujah 

To the Lamb for sinners slain ! " 

3 Praying, praying, we are praying 

That Thy Spirit, like a dove, 
May descend with gifts of mercy 

From Thy gracious hand above. 
Lord, we ask that, by Thy watch-care, 

We may all protected be. 
Every hand be quick to labour, 

And our hearts be stayed on Thee. 



Praise ye the Lord ! joyfully shout 

hosanna ! 

Praise the Lord with glad acclaim; 

Lift up your hearts unto His throne 

with gladness — 

Magnify His holy name. [bright, 

Marching along under His banner 

Trusting in His mercy as we go. 
His light divine tenderly o'er us will 
shine ; [now and for ever. 

We shall be guided by His hand 

Steadily marching on, with our banner waving 
o'er us j [joyful chorus ; 

Steadily marching on, while we sing the 

Steadily marching on, pillar and cloud going 
before us, 

To the realms of glory, to our home on high. 

2 Praise ye the Lord ! He is the King 
eternal ; 
Glory be to God on high ! 
Praise ye the Lord, tell of His loving- 
kindness — 
Join the chorus of the sky. [on, 
Still marching on, cheerily marching 

In the ranks of Jesus we will go : 
Home to our rest, joyfully home 
where the blest 
Gather and praise the Saviour's 
name, praise Him for ever. 

^JLO (eio) 

I heard the voice of Jesus say, 

" Come unto Me, and rest : 
Lay down, thou weary one, lay down 

Thy head upon My breast." 
I came to Jesus as I was — 

Weary, and worn, and sad ; 
I found in Him a resting-place, 

And He has made me glad. 

Songs of Praise 

2 I heard the voice of Jesus say, 

" Behold, I freely give 
The living water — thirsty one, 

Stoop down, and drink, and live " 
I came to Jesus, and I drank 

Of that life-giving stream ; 
My thirst was quenched, my soul re- 

And now I live in Him. [vived 

3 I heard the voice of Jesus say, 

"lam this dark world's Light ; 
Look unto Me, thy morn shall rise, 

And all thy day be bright." 
I looked to Jesus, and I found 

In Him my Star, my Sun ; 
And in that light of life I'll walk, 

Till travelling days are done. 

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Jerusalem the golden ! 

With milk and honey blest ; 
Beneath thy contemplation 

Sink heart and voice opprest. 
I know not, oh, I know not 

What holy joys are there ; 
What radiancy of glory, 

What bliss beyond compare. 

2 They stand, those halls of Zion, 

All jubilant with song, 
And bright with many an angel $ 

And all the martyr-throng. 
There is the throne of David ; 

And there, from toil released, 
The shout of them that triumph,, 

The song of them that feast. 

3 And they who, with their Leader,, 

Have conquered in the fight,, 
For ever and for ever 

Are clad in robes of white. 
O land that see'st no sorrow ! 

O state that fear'st no strife ! 
O royal land of flowers ! 

O realm and home of life ! 

4 O sweet and bless6d country I 

The home of God's elect : 
O sweet and blessed country 

That eager hearts expect ! 
Jesus, in mercy bring us 

To that dear land of rest ; 
Who art, with God the Father, 

And Spirit, ever blest ! 



V 850,1 

I feel like singing all the time, 
My tears are wiped away ; 

For Jesus is a Friend of mine, 
I'll serve Him every day. 




I'll praise Him ! praise Him ! praise Him all 

the time ! [the time ! 

Praise Him ! praise Him ! I'll praise Him all 

2 When on the cross my Lord I saw, 

Nailed there by sins of mine, 
Fast fell the burning tears ; but now 
I'm singing all the time. 

3 When fierce temptations try my heart, 

I'll sing, " Jesus is mine ! " 
And so, though tears at times may 
I'm singing all the time. [start, 

4 The wondrous story of the Lamb 

Tell with that voice of thine, 
Till others, with the glad new song, 
Go singing all the time. 

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15 ) 


Praise our Creator and Saviour 

eternal ! [and the grave ; 

Him who redeemed us from death 

Sing of His greatness, oh, hail and 

adore Him, [save. 

Strong to deliver and mighty to 

Praise . . . Him ! . . . praise . . . Him ! . . . 
Glory in the highest unto Him ascribing ; 

Praise . . . Him ! . . . praise . . . Him ! . . . 
Blessed be His name, our Lord and King ! 

2 Praise our Creator and gracious 

Defender ! [abide; 

Rock where in safety we still may 

He is our Shepherd, how gently He 

leads us [glide ! 

Where in the valley the cool waters 

3 Praise our Creator, the Fountain of 

goodness ! [above; 

Now in His grandeur exalted 

Rest in His mercy and trust in His 

promise, [love. 

Ever to keep us, upheld by His 



Praise the Lord and worship Him, 
a song prepare, [prayer; 

While we enter joyfully the house of 

Praise the Lord and honour Him who 
guards our way, [and day. 

Watching o'er us tenderly by night 

Praise Him ! praise Him ! join the loud 
acclaim ; [name ; 

Praise Him ! praise Him ! bless His holy 
Ever kind and merciful in all His ways, 
He alone is worthy to receive our praise. 

Praise Him in His majesty and 
strength arrayed ; [have made ; 

Praise Him in the firmament His hands 

In our lives acknowledge Him the 
King of kings, [His wings, 

Then in safety we may dwell beneath 

3 Praise Him in His righteousness, the 

Holy One ; [that He hath done ; 

Spread abroad the wondrous work 

Through His perfect sacrifice the 

world is blest, [and rest. 

Whosoever will, may come to Him 





Glorious things of thee are spoken, 

Zion, city of our God ! 
He, whose word cannot be broken, 

Formed thee for His own abode. 
On the Rock of Ages founded, 

What can shake thy sure repose ? 
With salvation's walls surrounded, 

Thou may'st smile at all thy foes. 

2 See, the streams of living waters, 

Springing from eternal love, 
Well supply thy sons and daughters, 

And all fear of want remove : 
Who can faint, while such a river 

Ever flows their thirst t' assuage ? — 
Grace, which, like the Lord, the giver, 

Never fails from age to age. 

3 Round each habitation hovering, 

See the cloud and fire appear ! 
For a glory and a covering, 

Showing that the Lord is near ; 
He who gives them daily manna, 

He who listens when they cry — 
Let Him hear the loud hosanna, 

Rising to His throne on high. 




Awake, awake, O heart of mine ! 

Sing praise to God above ; 
Take up the song of endless years, 

And sing redeeming love ! 
Redeemed by Him who bore my sins, 

When on the cross He died ; 
Redeemed and purchased with His 

Redeemed and sanctified, [blood, 

Awake, awake, . . . O heart of mine ! . . . 
Sing praise, sing praise ... to God above ; . .. 
Take up the song ... of endless years, . . . 
And sing . . . redeeming love ! . . . 

2 Redeemed by Him, my Lord and 

Who saves me day by day ; [King, 
My life and all its ransomed powers 

Could ne'er His love repay. 
And yet His mercy condescends 

My humble gift to own ; 
And through the riches of His grace, 

He brings me near His throne. 

3 Oh, love unchanging, love sublime ! 

Not all the hosts above 

Can reach the height or sound the 
Of God's eternal love. [depth 

This wondrous love enfolds the world, 
It fills the realms above ; 

Tis boundless as eternity : 
Oh, praise the God of love ! 

JLjLO ( 46/ P.M. 

Holy, holy, holy is the Lord ! 
Sing, O ye people, gladly adore 
Him ; [word, 

Let the mountains tremble at His 
Let the hills be joyful before Him ; 
Mighty in wisdom, boundless in 
Great is Jehovah, King over all ! 

Holy, holy, holy is the Lord, 

Let the hills be joyful before Him ! 

2 Praise Him, praise Him, shout aloud 

for joy ! [story ; 

Watchman of Zion, herald the 

Sin and death His kingdom shall 

destroy, [glory ; 

All the earth shall sing of His 

Praise Him, ye angels, ye who behold 

Him [divine ! 

Robed in His splendour, matchless, 

3 King eternal, blessed be His name ! 

So may His children gladly adore 
When in heaven we join the happy 
strain, [before Him ; 

When we cast our bright crowns 
There in His likeness joyful awaking, 
There we shall see Him, there we 
shall sing ! 

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Rejoice and be glad ! the Redeemer 

has come ! [and His tomb. 

Go look on His cradle, His cross, 

Sound His praises ! tell the story of Him 

who was slain ! [liveth again I 

Sound His praises ! tell with gladness, He 

2 Rejoice and be glad ! it is sunshine 

at last ! [shadows are past. 

The clouds have departed, the 

3 Rejoice and be glad ! for the blood 

hath been shed ; 
Redemption is finished, the price hath 
been paid. 

4 Rejoice and be glad ! now the pardon 

is free ! [the tree. 

The Just for the unjust has died on 

5 Rejoice and be glad ! for the Lamb 

that was slain [again. 

O'er death is triumphant, and liveth 

Songs of Praise 

6 Rejoice and be glad ! for our King is 

on high ; [the sky. 

He pleadeth for us on His throne in 

7 Rejoice and be glad ! for He cometh 

again ; [was slain. 

He cometh in glory, the Lamb that 

Sound His praises ! tell the story of Him 

who was slain ! [cometh again ! 

Sound His praises ! tell with gladness, He 



Oh, sing of my Redeemer, 
My Saviour, Lord, and King; 

A song of praise and glory 
Let all with rapture sing. 

Oh, sing ... of my Redeemer, . . . 

Who gave . . . Himself for me ; 
Upon . . . the cross He suffered, . 

From sin ... to set me free. . . 

2 Oh, sing of my Redeemer, 

And spread abroad His name; 
His mercy, free and boundless, 
Let heaven and earth proclaim. 

3 Oh, sing of my Redeemer ! 

His praise my theme shall be ; 
He took my sins upon Him, 
And bore them on the tree. 

4 Oh, sing of my Redeemer ! 

On Him alone I call ; 
My everlasting portion, 
My Hope, my Life, my All. 

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O Saviour, precious Saviour, 
Whom, yet unseen, we love; 

O Name of might and favour, 
All other names above: 

We worship Thee ! we bless Thee! 

To Thee alone we sing ! 
We praise Thee and confess Thee, 

Our Saviour, Lord, and King ! 

2 O bringer of salvation, 

Who wondrously hast wrought 
Thyself the revelation 

Of love beyond our thought : 

3 In Thee all fulness dwelleth, 

All grace and power divine ; 
The glory that excelleth, 
O Son of God, is Thine ! 

4 Oh, grant the consummation 

Of this our song, above, 
In endless adoration. 
And everlasting love. 



Jesus, Lover of my soul, 
Let me to Thy bosom fly, 


While the nearer waters roll, 
While the tempest still is high ; 

Hide me, O my Saviour, hide, 
Till the storm of life is past ; 

Safe into the haven guide. 
Oh, receive my soul at last ! 

2 Other refuge have I none, 

Hangs my helpless soul on Thee ; 
Leave, oh, leave me not alone, 

Still support and comfort me : 
All my trust on Thee is stayed, 

All my help from Thee I bring ; 
Cover my defenceless head 

With the shadow of Thy wing. 

3 Thou, O Christ, art all I want ; 

More than all in Thee I find : 
Raise the fallen, cheer the faint, 

Heal the sick, and lead the blind : 
Just and holy is Thy name, 

I am all unrighteousness ; 
Vile, and full of sin I am, 

Thou art full of truth and grace. 

4 Plenteous grace with Thee is found — 

Grace to cover all my sin : 
Let the healing streams abound ; 

Make me, keep me pure within : 
Thou of life the Fountain art, 

Freely let me take of Thee : 
Spring Thou up within my heart, 

Rise to all eternity. 

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The church's one foundation 

Is Jesus Christ her Lord ; 
She is His new creation 

By water and the Word : 
From Heaven He came and sought 

To be His holy bride ; [her 

With His own blood He bought her, 

And for her life He died. 

2 Elect from every nation, 

Yet one o'er all the earth ; 
Her charter of salvation — 

One Lord, one faith, one birth; 
One holy Name she blesses, 

Partakes one holy food ; 
And to one hope she presses, 

With every grace endued. 

Though with a scornful wonder 

Men see her sore opprest, 
By schisms rent asunder, 

By heresies distrest : 
Yet saints their watch are keeping, 

Their cry goes up, " How long ? " 
And soon the night of weeping 

Shall be the morn of song. 

4 'Mid toil and tribulation, 

And tumults of her war, 
She waits the consummation 

Of peace for evermore ; 
Till with the vision glorious 

Her longing eyes are blest, 
And the great church victorious, 

Shall be the church at rest. 

5 Yet she on earth hath union 

With God the Three in One, 
And mystic sweet communion 

With those whose rest is won: 
Oh, happy ones and holy ! 

Lord, give us grace, that we, 
Like them, the meek and lowly, 

On high may dwell with Thee ! 

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Great is the Lord, who ruleth over 

all : [wake, and sing ! 

Wake, wake, and sing ! wake, 

Down at His feet in adoration fall- 
Praise and magnify our King ! 

O ye redeemed above, strike, strike your harps 
of love ! 

Hail the Blessed One ! hail the Mighty One ! 
Sweetly His wonders tell, loudly His glory 

Praise and magnify our King I [swell — 

2 Great is the Lord, who spake and it 

was done : [has won. 

Honour and strength, dominion He 

3 Great is the Lord ! oh, come with 

holy mirth ; [earth. 

Come and rejoice, ye nations of the 

4 Great is the Lord, and holy is His 

name ! [works proclaim. 

Angels and men, His wondrous 

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Come, every joyful heart, 

That loves the Saviour's name, 
Your noblest powers exert 
To celebrate His fame ; 
Tell all above and all below, 
The debt of love to Him you owe. 

2 He left His starry crown, 

And laid His robes aside ; 
On wings of love came down. 
And wept, and bled, and died : 
What he endured no tongue can tell, 
To save our souls from death and 

3 From the dark grave He rose — 

The mansion of the dead ; 
And thence His mighty foes 
In glorious triumph led : 

Up through the sky the Conqueror 

rode, a [G° d - 

And reigns on high, the Saviour 

4 From thence He'll quickly come— 
His chariot will not stay— 
And bear our spirits home 
To realms of endless day : 
There shall we see His lovely face, 
And ever be in His embrace. 


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Hark, hark ! my soul ! angelic songs 

are swelling 

O'er earth's green fields and ocean s 

wave-beat shore ; 

How sweet the truth those blessed 

strains are telling [no more. 

Of that new life when sin shall be 

Angels, sing on ! your faithful watches keeping ; 

Sing us sweet fragments of the songs above ; 
Till morning's joy shall end the night of weeping, 

And life's long shadows break in cloudless love. 

2 Far, far away, like bells at evening 

pealing, [and sea 

The voice of Jesus sounds o'er land 
And laden souls, by thousands meekly 

stealing, [steps to Thee. 

Kind Shepherd, turn their weary 

3 Onward we go, for still we hear them 

singing, [bids you come " ; 

" Come, weary souls ! for Jesus 

And through the dark, its echoes 

sweetly ringing, [home. 

The music of the Gospel leads us 



Wake Thou my harp, O Mighty Love, 
That fiirst the boundless realm above ! 
Sweep Thou my strings, for I would 
sing [King. 

Redeeming grace through Christ my 

Redeeming grace, redeeming grace, 
That gives my soul a resting-place j 
I'll sing, while time rolls on apace, 
Redeeming grace, redeeming grace. 

2 Thou great First Cause of mortal 

good, [has stood, 

Whose throne through endless years 
Instruct my feeble voice to sing [King. 
Redeeming grace through Christ my 

3 The spark has kindled to a flame ; 
My soul, rejoicing in Thy name. 
Bids all within me join and sing [King. 
Redeeming grace through Christ my 

4 And when my spirit flees away [day. 
From all that cheers life's fleeting 

Songs of Praise 

With saints around Thy throne I'll 
sing l Km * 

Redeeming grace through Christ my 

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" God is Love ! "—His Word pro- 
claims it, 

Day by day the truth we prove ; 
Heaven and earth with joy are telling. 

Ever telling, " God is Love ! 

Hallelujah ! tell the story, 
Sung by angel choirs above ; 

Sounding forth the mighty chorus— 
«* God is Light, and God is Love J 

2 " God is Love ! "—oh, tell it gladly, 

How the Saviour from above 
Came to seek and save the lost ones. 
Showing thus the Father's love. 

3 " God is Love ! "—oh, boundless 

May we all its fulness prove ! 
Telling those who sit in darkness, 
" God is Light, and God is Love I 



Let us sing again the praise of the 
Saviour, [the Father's love; 

How He died that we might know 

Let us tell to all the world His com- 
passion, [above. 

How He ever lives to plead for us 

Let us tell ... the wondrous story, 
How He died . . . upon the tree ; 
Unto Him be all the praise and the glory ; 
He hath suffered that from sin we might be 
free. . . . 

2 Let us praise Him for the words full 

of comfort, [ago; 

That He left for us recorded long 
He is near to every one that believeth, 
And His mercy to the faithful He 

will show. 

3 Let us praise Him for the soul- 

cheering promise [yet behold ; 
Of the mansions that our e^es shall 
When we gather with the blest in 

His kingdom, [ne'er be told. 

Where the riches of His grace can 

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My faith looks up to Thee, 
Thou Lamb of Calvary, 

Saviour divine ; 
Now hear me while I pray ; 
Take all my guilt away ; 
Oh, let me from this day 

Be wholly Thine. 


2 May Thy rich grace impart 
Strength to my fainting heart, 

My zeal inspire : 
As Thou hast died for me, 
Oh, may my love to Thee 
Pure, warm, and changeless be — 

A living fire. 

3 While life's dark maze I tread, 
And griefs around me spread, 

Be Thou my Guide : 
Bid darkness turn to day, 
Wipe sorrow's tears away ; 
Nor let me ever stray 

From Thee aside. 

4 When ends life's transient dream — 
When death's cold, sullen stream 

Shall o'er me roll — 
Blest Saviour, then in love, 
Fear and distrust remove ; 
Oh, bear me safe above — 

A ransomed soul. 



Come, oh come, and let us worship, 
Gathered in the house of prayer ; 

Praise the God of our salvation 
While He waits to meet us there. 

Come, oh come, and let us worship. 

Bringing songs of love and praise, 
Unto Him whose loving kindness 

Has been o'er us all our days. 

2 He hath pardoned our transgressions 

Taken all our sins away ; 

He will lead us, by His Spirit, 

Safely to the perfect day. 

3 Soon our trials will be ended, 

And, among the loved and blest, 
We shall join the bright immortals 
In that Home of joy and rest. 

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Rock of Ages, cleft for me, 
Let me hide myself in Thee ; 
Let the water and the blood, 
From Thy riven side which flowed, 
Be of sin the double cure, 
Save me from its guilt and power. 

2 Not the labour of my hands 
Can fulfil Thy law's demands ; 
Could my zeal no respite know, 
Could my tears for ever flow, 
All for sin could not atone ; 
Thou must save, and Thou alone. 

3 Nothing in my hand I bring ; 
Simply to Thy Cross I cling ! 
Naked, come to Thee for dress ; 
Helpless, look to Thee for grace : 

Foul, I to the fountain fly; 
Wash me, Saviour, or I die. 
4 While I draw this fleeting breath, 
When mine eyes shall close in death, 
When I soar to worlds unknown, 
See Thee on Thy Judgment-throne ; 
Rock of Ages, cleft for me, 
Let me hide myself in Thee. 


God of love, and God of might, 

God of truth, and God of light, 

Heart and voice we would unite, 

Giving praise to Thee. 

2 With the sweets of morning's balm, 
With the hush of evening's calm, 
Fervent hymn and holy psalm 

Rise continually. 

3 We adore Thee, God most high, 
We Thy mercy magnify ; 

On Thy word our souls rely, 
Trusting peacefully. 

4 We have heard Thy words of cheer 
On our pilgrim journey here ; 

We have known Thy presence near, 
Shining constantly. 

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In the cross of Christ I glory, 
Towering o'er the wrecks of time ; 

All the light of sacred story 
Gathers round its head sublime. 

2 When the woes of life o'ertake me, 

Hopes deceive, and fears annoy, 
Never shall the cross forsake me ; 
Lo ! it glows with peace and joy. 

3 When the sun of bliss is beaming 

Light and love upon my way, 
From the cross the radiance 
Adds new lustre to the day. 

4 Bane and blessing, pain and pleasure, 

By the cross are sanctified ; 
Peace is there that knows no 
Joys that through all time abide. 

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I've learned to sing a glad new song 

Of praise unto our King ! 
And now with all my ransomed 
His praises I will sing. [powers 

His praises I will sing ! 
He is my Lord and King ! 
And now with all my ransomed power* 
His praises I will sing ! 

Songs of Praise 


2 I've learned to sing the song of 

Tis sweeter every day, [peace, 

Since Jesus calmed my troubled soul, 
And bore my sins away. 

3 I sing the song of perfect love, 

It casteth out all fear ! 
Oh breadth, oh length, oh depth, 
oh height ! 
Oh love so full of cheer ! 

4 I've learned to sing the song of joy; 

My cup is running o'er 
With blessings full of peace and love : 
And still there's more and more. 

5 Soon I shall sing the new, new song 

Of Moses and the Lamb, 
With all the sainted hosts above, 
Before the great I AM ! 


My Saviour's praises I will sing, 

And all His love express ; 
Whose mercies each returning day, 

Proclaim His faithfulness. 

" Every day will I bless Thee ! 
Every day will I bless Thee ! 
And I will praise, will praise 
Thy name for ever and ever ! " 

2 Redeemed by His almighty power, 

My Saviour and my King ; 
My confidence in Him I place, 
To Him my soul would cling. 

3 On Thee alone, my Saviour, God, 

My steadfast hopes depend; 
And to Thy holy will my soul 
Submissively would bend. 

4 Oh, grant Thy Holy Spirit's grace, 

And aid my feeble powers, 
That gladly I may follow Thee 
Through all my future hours. 

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Love divine, all loves excelling, 

Joy of heaven, to earth come down ; 
Fix in us Thy humble dwelling, 

All Thy faithful mercies crown. 
Jesus, Thou art all compassion, 

Pure unbounded love Thou art ; 
Visit us with Thy salvation, 

Enter every longing heart ! 
2 Breathe, oh, breathe Thy loving 

Into every troubled breast ! [Spirit 
Let us all in Thee inherit, 

Let us find Thy promised rest. 
Come, Almighty to deliver ! 

Let us all Thy grace receive ; 
Suddenly return, and never, 

Never more Thy temples leave. 

3 Finish, then, Thy new creation, 

Pure and spotless may we be ; 
Let us see our whole salvation 

Perfectly secured by Thee : 
Changed from glory into glory, 

Till in heaven we take our place ; 
Till we cast our crowns before Thee, 

Lost in wonder, love, and praise ! 

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Oh for a thousand tongues to sing 
My great Redeemer's praise ; 

The glories of my God and King, 
The triumphs of His grace. 

2 My gracious Master and my God, 

Assist me to proclaim — 
To spread thro' all the earth abroad — 
The honours of Thy name. 

3 Jesus, the Name that charms our 

That bids our sorrows cease ; [fears, 
'Tis music in the sinner's ears, 
'Tis life, and health, and peace. 

4 He breaks the power of cancelled sin, 

He sets the prisoner free ; 
His blood can make the foulest 
His blood avails for me. [clean, 

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I to the hills will lift mine eyes, 
From whence doth come mine aid ; 

My safety cometh from the Lord, 
Who heaven and earth hath made. 

2 Thy foot He'll not let slide, nor will 

He slumber that thee keeps : 
Behold, He that keeps Israel, 
He slumbers not nor sleeps. 

3 The Lord thee keeps, the Lord thy 

On thy right hand doth stay : 
The moon by night thee shall not 
Nor yet the sun by day. [smite, 

4 The Lord shall keep thy soul; He 

Preserve thee from all ill : [shall 
Henceforth thy going out and in 
God keep for ever will. 



Come, let us join our cheerful songs 

With angels round the throne; 
Ten thousand thousand are their 

But all their joys are one. [tongues, 
2 " Worthy the Lamb that died," they 

" To be exalted thus " ; [cry, 

" Worthy the Lamb," our lips reply, 

" For He was slain for us." 


3 Jesus is worthy to receive 

Honour and power divine ; 
And blessings more than we can give, 
Be, Lord, for ever Thine. 

4 Let all that dwell above the sky, 

And air, and earth, and seas, 
Conspire to lift Thy glories high, 
And speak Thine endless praise. 

5 The whole creation join in one, 

To bless the sacred name 
Of Him that sits upon the throne, 
And to adore the Lamb. 


My God, I thank Thee, who hast 
The earth so bright, [made, 

So full of splendour and of joy, 
Beauty and light ; 

So many glorious things are here, 
Noble and right. 

2 I thank Thee, too, that Thou hast 

Joy to abound ; [made 

So many gentle thoughts and deeds 

Circling us round ; 
That in the darkest spot of earth 

Some love is found. 

3 I thank Thee more that all my joy 

Is touched with pain; 
That shadows fall on brightest hours, 

That thorns remain ; 
So that earth's bliss may be my guide, 

And not my chain. 

4 For Thou who knowest, Lord, how 

Our weak heart clings, [soon 
Hast given us joys, tender and true, 

Yet all with wings, 
So that we see, gleaming on high, 

Diviner things. 

5 I thank Thee, Lord, that Thou hast 

The best in store ; [kept 

I have enough, yet not too much, 

To long for more ; 
A yearning for a deeper peace 

Not known before. 

6 I thank Thee, Lord, that here our 

Though amply blest, [souls, 

Can never find, although they seek, 

A perfect rest — 
Nor ever shall, until they lean 

On Jesus' breast. 

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"Oh, serve the Lord with gladness," 
And come before His throne ; 

He is the great Creator, 
And He is God alone ; 

The heavens declare His glory, 

The earth His power displays ; 
While millions without number 
To Him glad anthems raise. 
" Oh, serve the Lord with gladness/' 

And come before His throne ! 
He is our great Redeemer, 
And He is God alone. 

2 " Oh, serve the Lord with gladness," 

And glad hosannas bring 
To Him, the Sovereign Ruler, 

The universal King ; 
For ever through the ages 

His truth unchanging stands; 
Let all the nations fear Him, 

And reverence His commands. 

3 " Oh, serve the Lord with gladness," 

His love to all proclaim ; 
Exalt Him in the highest, 

And spread abroad His fame ; 
All majesty, dominion, 

All power and glory, be 
To Him who reigns in triumph, 

Through all eternity. 





Songs of praise the angels sang, 
Heaven with hallelujahs rang, 
When Jehovah's work begun, 
When He spake, and it was done. 

2 Songs of praise awoke the morn, 
When the Prince of Peace was born ; 
Songs of praise arose, when He 
Captive led captivity. 

3 Heaven and earth must pass away, 
Songs of praise shall crown that day ; 
God will make new heavens and earth, 
Songs of praise shall hail their birth. 

4 And will man alone be dumb, 
Till that glorious Kingdom come ? 
No : — the Church delights to raise 
Psalms, and hymns, and songs of 


5 Saints below, with heart and voice, 
Still in songs of praise rejoice ; 
Learning here, by faith and love, 
Songs of praise to sing above. 

6 Borne upon their latest breath, 
Songs of praise shall conquer death ; 
Then, amidst eternal joy, 

Songs of praise their powers employ. 

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Come, sound His praise abroad, 
And hymns of glory sing ! 
Jehovah is the sovereign God, 
The universal King ! 

Songs of Praise 

2 He formed the deeps unknown ; 
He gave the seas their bound : 

The watery worlds are all His own, 
And all the solid ground. 

3 Come, worship at His throne, 
Come, bow before the Lord : 

We are His work, and not our own, 
He formed us by His word. 

4 To-day attend His voice, 
Nor dare provoke His rod ; 

Come, like the people of His choice, 
And own your gracious God. 

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My life flows on in endless song ; 
Above earth's lamentation 

I hear the sweet though far-off hymn 
That hails a new creation : 

Through all the tumult and the strife 
I hear the music ringing ; 

It finds an echo in my soul- 
How can I keep from singing ? 

2 What though my joys and comforts 

The Lord my Saviour liveth ; [die ! 
What though the darkness gather 
round ! 
Songs in the night He giveth : 
No storm can shake my inmost calm 

While to that refuge clinging ; 
Since Christ is Lord of heaven and 
How can I keep from singing ? 

3 I lift mine eyes ; the cloud grows thin ; 

I see the blue above it ; [smooths 
And day by day this pathway 

Since first I learned to love it : 
The peace of Christ makes fresh my 

A fountain ever springing: [heart, 
All things are mine since I am His — 

How can I keep from singing ? 

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Awake, my soul, in joyful lays, 
And sing thy great Redeemer's praise ; 
He justly claims a song from me : 
His loving-kindness, oh, how free ! 

2 He saw me ruined by the Fall, 
Yet loved me, notwithstanding all ; 
He saved me from my lost estate : 
His loving-kindness, oh, how great ! 

3 Though numerous hosts of mighty 

Though earth and hell my way oppose, 
He safely leads my soul along : 
His loving-kindness, oh, how strong ! 

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Before Jehovah's awful throne, 
Ye nations, bow with sacred joy : 
Know that the Lord is God alone, 
He can create, and He destroy. 

2 His sovereign power, without our aid, 
Made us of clay, and formed us men ; 
And when like wandering sheep we 

He brought us to His fold again. 

3 We'll crowd Thy gates with thankful 

songs, [raise ; 

High as the heavens our voices 
And earth, with her ten thousand 

tongues, [praise. 

Shall fill Thy courts with sounding 

4 Wide as the world is Thy command, 
Vast as eternity Thy love ; 

Firm as a rock Thy truth must stand, 
When rolling years shall cease to 

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I love Thy kingdom, Lord, 
The house of Thine abode, 
The Church our blest Redeemer saved 
With His own precious blood. 

2 I love Thy Church, O God ! 
Her walls before Thee stand, 

Dear as the apple of Thine eye, 
And graven on Thy hand. 

3 For her my tears shall fall, 
For her my prayers ascend ; 

To her my cares and toils be given, 
Till toils and cares shall end. 

4 Beyond my highest joy 

I prize her heavenly ways, 
Her sweet communion, solemn vows, 
Her hymns of love and praise. 

5 Sure as Thy truth shall last, 
To Zion shall be given 

The brightest glories earth can yield, 
And brighter bliss of heaven. 

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Awake, and sing the song 

Of Moses and the Lamb ; 
Wake every heart and every tongue 

To praise the Saviour's name. 
2 Sing of His dying love ; 

Sing of His risen power ; 
Sing how He intercedes above 

For those whose sins He bore. 


3 Ye pilgrims on the road 
To Zion's city, sing ! 

Rejoice ye in the Lamb of God — 
In Christ, th' eternal King ! 

4 There shall each raptured tongue 
His endless praise proclaim ; 

And sweeter voices tune the song 
Of Moses and the Lamb. 




In Thy name, O Lord, assembling, 
We Thy people now draw near; 

Teach us to rejoice with trembling, 
Speak, and let Thy servants hear, 

Hear with meekness, 
Hear Thy Word with godly fear. 

2 While our days on earth are length- 

May we give them, Lord, to Thee ; 
Cheered by hope, and daily strength- 
May we run, nor weary be ; 

Till Thy glory, 
Without clouds in heaven we see. 

3 Then in worship purer, sweeter, 

Thee Thy people shall adore, 
Tasting of enjoyment greater 

Far than thought conceived before ; 

Full enjoyment, 
Full, unmixed, and evermore. 

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Glory be to the Father, and to the 
Son, and to the Holy Ghost ; 

As it was in the beginning, is now, 
and ever shall be, world without 
end. Amen. 

The Word of God 



Oh, tell me the story that never grows 
old, [foretold ; 

The story of One whom the prophets 

The Horn of salvation, the Sceptre, 
the Star, [from afar. 

The Light in the darkness they saw 

It never grows old, it never grows old ; 
The story of Jesus will never grow old. 

2 Oh, tell me the story that never grows 

old, [told ; 

The story the angel at Bethlehem 

The Babe in the manger, of lowliest 

birth, [worth. 

^The highest archangel excelling in 

3 Oh, tell me the story that never grows 

old, [fold; 

The story the Gospels repeat mani- 
The love and compassion in Jesus we 

trace, [and grace. 

The power and patience, the glory 

4 Oh, tell me the story that never grows 

old, [fold; 

The story the ages to come will un- 
The kindness of God in redeeming 

the lost ; [the cost. 

The death of our Saviour in paying 

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Father of mercies ! in Thy Word 
What endless glory shines ! 

For ever be Thy name adored 
For these celestial lines. 

2 Here may the wretched sons of want 

Exhaustless riches find ; 
Riches above what earth can grant, 
And lasting as the mind. 

3 Here the Redeemer's welcome voice 

Spreads heavenly peace around ; 
And life and everlasting joys 
Attend the blissful sound. 

4 Oh, may these heavenly pages be 

My ever dear delight ! 
And still new beauties may I see, 
And still increasing light. 

5 Divine Instructor, gracious Lord ! 

Be Thou for ever near ; 
Teach me to love Thy sacred Word, 
And view my Saviour there. 



Great God, with wonder and with 
On all Thy works I look ! [praise 

But still Thy wisdom, power, and 
Shine brightest in Thy book. 

2 The stars that in their courses roll 

Have much instruction given ; 
But Thy good Word informs my soul 
How I may rise to heaven. 

3 Here are my choicest treasures hid, 

Here my best comfort lies ; 

Here my desires are satisfied, 

And hence my hopes arise. 

4 Then may I love my Bible more, 

And take a fresh delight 
By day to read these wonders o'er 
And meditate by night. 

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Lord, I have made Thy Word my 

My lasting heritage ; 
There shall my noblest powers rejoice, 

My warmest thoughts engage. 
2 I'll read the histories of Thy love, 

And keep Thy laws in sight ; 
While through the promises I rove 

With ever fresh delight. 
'Tis a broad land of wealth unknown, 

Where springs of life arise, 
Seeds of immortal bliss are sown, 

And hidden glory lies. 
4 The best relief that mourners have, 

It makes our sorrows blest ; 
Our fairest hope beyond the grave, 

And our eternal rest. 



A glory gilds the sacred page, 

Majestic, like the sun : 
It gives a light to every age ; 

It gives, but borrows none. 

2 The hand that gave it still supplies 

The gracious light and heat : 
Its truths upon the nations rise ; 
They rise, but never set. 

3 Let everlasting thanks be Thine 

For such a bright display, 
As makes a world of darkness shine 
With beams of heavenly day. 

4 My soul rejoices to pursue 

The steps of Him I love, 
Till glory breaks upon my view 
In brighter worlds above ! 



An open Bible for the world — 
May this our glorious motto be ! 
On every breeze its flag unfurled 
Shall scatter blessings rich and free. 

Blest Word of God ! . . . send forth thy light . . , 
O'er every land and every sea, . . . 
Till all who wander in the night . . . 
Are led to God and heaven by thee. 

2 Where'er it goes its golden light, 
Streaming as from an unveiled sun, 
Shall dissipate the clouds of night, 
Undo the work that sin has done. 

3 It shows to men the Father's face, 
All-radiant with forgiving love ; 
And to the lost of Adam's race 
Proclaims sweet mercy from above. 

4 It offers rest to weary hearts ; 

It comforts those who sit in tears ; 


The Word of God 

To all who faint, it strength imparts, 
And gilds with hope th' eternal years. 





Cling to the Bible, though all else be 

taken ; [and pure ; 

Lose not its precepts so precious 

Souls that are sleeping its tidings 

awaken : [sure. 

Life from the dead in its promises 

Cling to the Bible 1 Cling to the Bible ! 

Cling to the Bible — Our Lamp and our Guide ! 

2 Cling to the Bible ! this jewel and 

treasure [man ; 

Brings life eternal, and saves fallen 

Surely its value no mortal can 

measure : [you can ! 

Seek for its blessing, O soul, while 

3 Lamp for the feet that in by-ways 

have wandered, [otherwise fall ; 

Guide for the youth that would 

Hope for the sinner whose life has 

been squandered, [all. 

Staff for the aged, and best book of 

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Oh, wonderful, wonderful Word of 
the Lord ! 
True wisdom its pages unfold ; 
And though we may read them a 
thousand times o'er, 
They never, no, never grow old. 
Each line hath a treasure, each 
promise a pearl, 
That all if they will may secure ; 
And we know that when time and 
the world pass away, 
God's Word shall for ever endure. 

2 Oh, wonderful, wonderful Word of 

the Lord ! 
The lamp that our Father above 
So kindly has lighted to teach us the 
That leads to the arms of His love ! 
Its warnings, its counsels, are faithful 
and just ; 
Its judgments are perfect and pure ; 
And we know that when time and the 
world pass away, 
God's Word shall for ever endure. 

3 Oh, wonderful, wonderful Word of 

the Lord ! 
Our only salvation is there ; 
It carries conviction down deep in 

the heart, 
And shows us ourselves as we arew 


It tells of a Saviour, and points to 
the cross, 
Where pardon we now may secure ; 
For we know that when time and the 
world pass away, 
God's Word shall for ever endure. 

4 Oh, wonderful, wonderful Word of 
the Lord ! 
The hope of our friends in the past ; 
Its truth where so firmly they anchored 
their trust, 
Through ages eternal shall last. 
Oh, wonderful, wonderful Word of 
the Lord ! 
Unchanging, abiding, and sure ; 
For we know that when time and 
the world pass away, 
God's Word shall for ever endure. 

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Now let my soul, eternal King, 
To Thee its grateful tribute bring ; 
My knee with humble homage bow, 
My tongue perform its solemn vow. 

2 All nature sings Thy boundless love, 
In worlds below and worlds above ; 
But in Thy blessed Word I trace 
Diviner wonders of Thy grace. 

3 Here Jesus bids my sorrows cease, 
And gives my labouring conscience 

Here lifts my grateful passions high, 
And points to mansions in the sky. 

4 For love like this, oh, let my song 
Through endless years Thy praise 

prolong ! 
Let distant climes Thy name adore, 
Till time and nature are no more. 



Thanks for Thy Word, O blessed 
Redeemer ! 

Open our eyes its beauty to see ; 
Grant us Thy grace to study it wisely, 

Close every heart to all but Thee. 

Thanks for the Bible, offering so freely 
Pardon and peace to all who believe ; 

Help us, O Lord, its counsel to follow, 
Meekly by faith its truth receive. 

2 Thanks for Thy Word of precept and 
promise, [way, 

Lamp to our feet and light to our 
Points us afar where pleasures im- 
mortal [of day. 
Bloom in Thine own bright realm 

3 Blessed are they who keep its com- 
mandments, [Thee ; 
They shall abide for ever with 
Close by the clear and beautiful river, 
Sharing the fruits of life's fair tree. 

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Thy Word is a lamp to my feet, O Lord, 
Thy Word is a light to my way ; 

It shines in my soul like a star by 

night, [day. 

And comforts and cheers me by 

wonderful, wonderful Word, 

My treasure, my hope, and my stay ; 

Each promise recorded delights my soul, 

And brightens each step of my way. 

2 Thy Word is a lamp to my feet, O Lord, 

And, trusting in Thee as my all, 
Whatever of evil may cross my path, 

1 never, no, never can fall. 

3 Thy Word is a lamp to my feet, O Lord ; 

And oh, when Thy glory I see, 
For all the rich blessings its truth has 
The praise will I give unto Thee. 

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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 radiant sun, the changing light, 

- And nights and days Thy power 
confess ; 
But the blest volume Thou hast writ 
Reveals Thy justice and Thy grace. 

3 Sun, moon, and stars convey Thy 

praise [stand : 

Round the whole earth, and never 
So, when Thy truth began its race, 
It touched and glanced on every land. 

4 Nor shall Thy spreading Gospel rest, 
Till through the world Thy truth has 

Till Christ has all the nations blest 
That see the light or feel the sun. 

2v>y (mo) l.m. 

There is a stream, whose gentle flow 

Supplies the city of our God ; 

Life, love, and joy, still gliding 

And watering our divine abode. 
2 That sacred stream — Thy holy 

Supports our faith, our fear controls ; 

Sweet peace Thy promises afford, 
And give new strength to tainting 

3 Loud may the troubled ocean roar : 
In sacred peace our souls abide ; 
While every nation, every shore, 
Trembles, and dreads the swelling 


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The Lord's Day 


O day of rest and gladness, 

O day of joy and light; 
O balm of care and sadness, 

Most beautiful, most bright ! 
On thee the high and lowly 

Before th' eternal throne 
Sing " Holy, Holy, Holy," 

To God the Three in One ! 

2 On Thee at the creation 

The light first had its birth ; 
On thee for our salvation 

Christ rose from depths of earth : 
On thee our Lord victorious 

The Spirit sent from heaven ; 
And thus on thee most glorious 

A triple light was given. 

3 Thou art a cooling fountain 

In life's dry, dreary sand ; 
From thee, like Pisgah's mountain, 

We view our promised land ; 
A day of sweet refection, 

A day of holy love, 
A day of resurrection 

From earth to things above. 

4 To-day on weary nations 

The heavenly manna falls ; 
To holy convocations 

The silver trumpet calls, 
Where gospel-light is glowing 

With pure and radiant beams, 
And living water flowing 

With soul-refreshing streams. 

5 New graces ever gaining 

From this our day of rest, 
We reach the rest remaining 

To spirits of the blest. 
To Holy Ghost be praises, 

To Father and to Son ; 
The Church her voice upraises 

To Thee, blest Three in One. 


How pleased and blest was I 
To hear the people cry : 
Come, let us seek our God to-day 1 

The Lord's Day 

Yes, with a cheerful zeal 
We haste to Zion's hill, 
And there our vows and honours pay. 

2 Zion, thrice happy place, 
Adorned with wondrous grace, 

And walls of strength embrace thee 
In thee our tribes appear, [round ; 
To pray and praise and hear 

The sacred Gospel's joyful sound. 

3 There David's greater Son 
Has fixed His royal throne- 
He sits for grace and judgment there 

He bids the saint be glad, 
He makes the sinner sad, 
And humble souls rejoice with fear. 

4 May peace attend thy gate, 
And joy within thee wait 

To bless the soul of every guest : 
The man that seeks thy peace, 
And wishes thine increase, 

A thousand blessings on him rest. 

5 My tongue repeats her vows, 
Peace to this sacred house ! 

For there my friends and kindred 
And since my glorious God [dwell ; 
Makes thee His blest abode, 

My soul shall ever love thee well, 

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This is the day the Lord hath made, 
He calls the hours His own ; 

Let heaven rejoice, let earth be glad, 
And praise surround the throne. 

2 To-day He rose and left the dead, 

And Satan's empire fell : 
To-day the saints His triumph spread, 
And all His wonders tell. 

3 Hosanna to th' anointed King, 

To David's holy Son ! 
Help us, O Lord ! descend and bring 
Salvation from Thy throne. 

4 Blest be the Lord who comes to men 

With messages of grace ; 
Who comes in God His Father's 
To save our sinful race. [name 

5 Hosanna, in the highest strains 

The Church on earth can raise ; 
The highest heavens in which He 
Shall give Him nobler praise. 



The dawn of God's dear Sabbath 
Breaks o'er the earth again. 

As some sweet summer morning 
After a night of pain : 


It comes as cooling showers 
To some exhausted land, 

As shade of clustered palm trees 
'Mid weary wastes of sand. 

2 O day, when earthly sorrow 

Is merged in heavenly joy, 
And trial changed to blessing 

That foes may not destroy ; 
When want is turned to fulness, 

And weariness to rest ; 
And pain to wondrous rapture, 

Upon the Saviour's breast. 

3 Lord, we would bring for offering, 

Though marred with earthly soil, 
A week of earnest labour, 

Of steady, faithful toil ; 
Fair fruits of self-denial, 

Of strong, deep love to Thee, 
Fostered by Thine own Spirit 

In our humility. 

4 And we would bring our burden 

Of sinful thought and deed, 
In Thy pure presence kneeling, 

From bondage to be freed ; 
Our hearts' most bitter sorrow 

For all Thy work undone, — 
So many talents wasted, 

So few bright laurels won ! 

5 So be it, Lord, for ever : 

Oh, may we evermore, 
In Jesus' holy presence, 

His blessed name adore : 
Upon His peaceful Sabbath, 

Within His temple walls, 
Type of the stainless worship 

In Zion's golden halls ; 

6 So that in joy and gladness 

We reach that home at last ; v 
When life's short week of sorrow, 

And sin, and strife is past ; 
When angel-hands have gathered 

The fair ripe fruit for Thee, 
O Father, Lord, Redeemer, 

Most Holy Trinity. 

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Lord of the Sabbath ! hear our vows 
On this Thy day, in this Thy house ; 
And own, as grateful sacrifice, 
The songs which from the desert rise. 

2 Thine earthly Sabbaths, Lord, we 
But there's a nobler rest above : 
To that our labouring souls aspire, 
With ardent pangs of strong desire. 

3 No more fatigue, no more distress, 
Nor sin, nor hell, shall reach the 

No groans to mingle with the songs 
Which warble from immortal tongues. 

4 No rude alarms of raging foes, 
No cares to break the long repose : 
No midnight shade, no clouded sun, 
But sacred, high, eternal noon. 

5 O long-expected day, begin ! 
Dawn on these realms of woe and sin ; 
Fain would we leave this weary road, 
And sleep in death to rest with God. 





Sweet is the work, my God, my King, 
To praise Thy name, give thanks and 

To show Thy love by morning light, 
And talk of all Thy truth at night. 

2 Sweet is the day of sacred rest, 

No mortal cares can seize my breast ; 
Oh may my heart in tune be found, 
Like David's harp of solemn sound. 

3 My heart shall triumph in the Lord, 
And bless His works, and bless His 

Word; [shine ! 

Thy works of grace, how bright they 
How deep Thy counsels, how divine ! 

4 Lord, I shall share a glorious part 
When grace hath well refined my 

And fresh supplies of joy are shed, 
Like holy oil, to cheer my head. 

5 Sin, my worst enemy before, 

Shall vex my eyes and ears no more; 
My inward foes shall all be slain, 
Nor Satan break my peace again. 

6 Then shall I see, and hear, and know 
All I desired or wished below, 

And every power find sweet employ 
In that eternal world of joy. 



Another six days' work is done, 
Another Sabbath is begun ; 
Return, my soul, enjoy the rest ; 
Improve the day thy God has blest. 

2 Come, bless the Lord, whose love 
So sweet a rest to wearied minds, 
Provides an antepast of heaven, 
And gives this day the food of seven. 

The Lord*s Supper 

3 Oh that our thoughts and thanks may 

As grateful incense to the skies, 
And draw from heaven that sweet 

repose [knows. 

Which none but he that feels it 

4 This heavenly calm within the breast 
Is the dear pledge of glorious rest, 
Which for the Church of God re- 
mains ; 

The end of cares, the end of pains. 

5 In holy duties let the day, 

In holy pleasures, pass away : 
How sweet a Sabbath thus to spend, 
In hope of one that ne'er shall end I 

The Lord's Supper 

2/ J UdV 78. 

" Till He come ! " Oh, let the words 
Linger on the trembling chords ; 
Let the " little while " between 
In their golden light be seen : 
Let us think how heaven and home 
Lie beyond that " Till He come ! " 

2 When the weary ones we love 
Enter on their rest above — 

Seems the earth so poor and vast ? — 
All our life-joy overcast ? 
Hush ! be every murmur dumb : 
It is only " Till He come I " 

3 Clouds and conflicts round us press ; 
Would we have one sorrow less ? 
All the sharpness of the cross, 

All that tells the world is loss — 
Death, and darkness, and the tomb — 
Only whisper " Till He come ! " 

4 See, the feast of love is spread, 
Drink the wine and break the bread — 
Sweet memorials — till the Lord 

Call us round His heavenly board ; 
Some from earth, from glory some, 
Severed only " Till He come ! " 



Jesus ! of Thee we ne'er would tire ; 

The new and living food 
Can satisfy our hearts' desire, 

And life is in Thy blood. 

2 If such the happy midnight song 
Our prisoned spirits raise, 
What are the joys that cause ere long 
Eternal bursts of praise ? 

3 To look within and see no stain, 

Abroad no curse to trace ; 
To shed no tears, to feel no pain, 
But see Thee face to face. 

4 To find each hope of glory gained, 

Fulfilled each precious word ; 
And fully all to have attained 
The image of our Lord. 

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Come ye yourselves apart and rest 
awhile, [throng ; 

Weary, I know it, of the press and 

Wipe from your brow the sweat and 
dust of toil, [strong. 

And in My quiet strength again be 

2 Come ye aside from all the world 

holds dear, [never known ; 

For converse which the world has 
Alone with Me and with My Father 

here, [alone. 

With Me and with My Father not 

3 Come, tell Me all that ye have said 

and done, [fears ; 

Your victories and failures, hopes and 
I know how hardly souls are wooed 

and won ; [with tears. 

My choicest wreaths are always wet 

4 Come ye and rest : the journey is too 

great, [and sink : 

And ye will faint beside the way, 
The bread of life is here for you to 

eat, [to drink. 

And here for you the wine of love 

5 Then, fresh from converse with your 

Lord, return [even : 

And work till daylight softens into 
The brief hours are not lost in which 

ye learn [heaven. 

More of your Master and His rest in 

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Come, Thou everlasting Spirit, 

Bring to every thankful mind 
All the Saviour's dying merit, 

All His sufferings for mankind : 
True Recorder of His passion, 

Now the living faith impart ; 
Now reveal His great salvation 

Unto every faithful heart. 

2 Come, Thou witness of His dying ; 
Come, Remembrancer Divine ; 
Let us feel Thy power applying 
Christ to every soul, and mine ; 


Let us groan Thine inward groaning ; 

Look on Him we pierced, and 
grieve ; 
All partake the grace atoning — 

All the sprinkled blood receive. 

3 Yes, in me, in me He dwelleth ; 

I in Him, and He in me ! 
And my empty soul He filleth, 

Here and through eternity. 
Thus I wait for His returning, 

Singing ail the way to heaven ; 
Such the joyous song of morning, 

Such the banquet song of even. 

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Come, for the feast is spread ; 

Hark to the call ! 
Come to the Living Bread, 

Broken for all ; 
Come to His " house of wine," 
Low on His breast recline ; 
All that He hath is thine ; 

Come, sinner, come. 

2 Come where the fountain flows- 

River of life — 
Healing for all thy woes, 

Doubting, and strife ; 
Millions have been supplied, 
No one was e'er denied ; 
Come to the crimson tide, 

Come, sinner, come. 

3 Come to the throne of grace, 

Boldly draw near ; 
He who would win the race 

Must tarry here ; 
Whate'er thy want may be 
Here is the grace for thee, 
Jesus thy only plea : 

Come, Christian, come. 

4 Come to the Better Land, 

Pilgrim, make haste ! 
Earth is a foreign strand — 

Wilderness waste ! 
Here are the harps of gold, 
Here are the joys untold — 
Crowns for the young and old : 

Come, pilgrim, come. 

5 Jesus, we come to Thee, 

Oh, take us in ! 
Set Thou our spirits free ; 

Cleanse us from sin ! 
Then, in yon land of light, 
Clothed in our robes of white, 
Resting not day nor night, 

Thee will we sing. 

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Thou art coming, O my Saviour 

Thou art coming, O my King ! 
Every tongue Thy name confessing, 

Well may we rejoice and sing ! 
Thou art coming ! Rays of glory 

Thro' the vail Thy death has rent 
Gladden now our pilgrim pathway, 

Glory from Thy presence sent. 

Thou art coming ! Thou art coming 

We shall meet Thee on Thy way ! 
Thou art coming ! we shall see Thee, 

And be like Thee on that day ! 
Thou art coming ! Thou art coming I 

Jesus, our beloved Lord ! 
Oh, the joy to see Thee reigning, 

Worshipped, glorified, adored 1 

2 Thou art coming ! Not a shadow, 

Not a mist, and not a tear, 
Not a sin, and not a sorrow, 

On that sunrise grand and clear: 
Thou art coming ! Jesus, Saviour, 
Nothing else seems worth a 
thought ; 
Oh, how marvellous the glory 
And the bliss Thy pain hath 

3 Thou art coming ! We are waiting 

With a " hope " that cannot fail, 
Asking not the day or hour, 

Anchored safe within the vail. 
Thou art coming ! At Thy table 

We are witnesses for this, 
As we meet Thee in communion, 

Earnest of our coming bliss. 



We adore Thee, O Lord, for the 

wonderful grace [till now; 

That has kept and preserved us 

We hallow Thy goodness, Thy 

infinite love, [we bow. 

While our hearts in Thy presence 

In accordance to-day with Thy blessed 

We commune at Thy Table with Thee, 
Recalling the words that to us Thou hast 

" Do this in remembrance of Me." [said, 

2 Though unworthy to eat of Thy life- 

giving bread, [fall ; 

Or to gather the crumbs as they 

We come through Thy merit and take 

of the feast, 
In Thy mercy provided for all. 

3 May our strength be renewed and our 

souls be impressed [behold ; 

With the scenes that by faith we 

And show forth the death of the Lord 
till He come, 
And we rest in Thy glory untold. 

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Sit down beneath His shadow, 
And rest with great delight ; 

The faith that now beholds Him 
Is pledge of future sight. 

2 Our Master's love remember, 

Exceeding great and free ; 

Lift up thy heart in gladness, 

For He remembers thee. 

3 Bring every weary burden, 

Thy sin, thy fear, thy grief; 
He calls the heavy laden, 
And gives them kind relief. 

4 A little while, though parted, 

Remember, wait, and love ; 
Until He comes in glory, 
Until we meet above : 

5 Till in the Father's Kingdom 

The heavenly feast is spread ; 
And we behold His beauty, 
Whose blood for us was shed ! 



Jesus, Thou joy of loving hearts, 
Thou Fount of life, Thou Light of 
men, [parts, 

From the best bliss that earth im- 
We turn unfilled to Thee again. 

2 Thy truth unchanged hath ever stood ; 
Thou savest those that on Thee call ; 
To them that seek Thee, Thou art 

To them that find Thee, all in all. 

3 We taste Thee, O Thou living Bread, 
And long to feast upon Thee still ; 
We drink of Thee, the Fountain 

Head, [fill- 

And thirst our souls from Thee to 

4 Our restless spirits yearn for Thee 
Where'er our changeful lot is cast ; 
Glad, when Thy gracious smile we 

see; [fast. 

Blest, when our faith can hold Thee 

5 O Jesus, ever with us stay ; 

Make all our moments calm and 

Chase the dark night of sm away : 
Shed o'er the world Thy holy light. 


Evening and Cloiing Hymns 
Evening and Closing Hymns 

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Saviour, breathe an evening blessing, 

Ere repose our spirits seal : 
Sin and want we come confessing ; 
Thou canst save, and Thou canst 

2 Though destruction walk around us, 

Though the arrow past us fiy ; 
Angel guards from Thee surround us : 
We are safe if Thou art nigh. 

3 Though the night be dark and dreary, 

Darkness cannot hide from Thee ; 
Thou art He who, never weary, 
Watchest where Thy people be. 

4 Should swift death this night o'ertake 

And our couch become our tomb, 
May the morn in heaven awake us, 
Clad in light and deathless bloom ! 

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Lord, dismiss us with Thy blessing, 

Fill our hearts with joy and peace ; 
Let us each, Thy love possessing, 

Triumph in redeeming grace. 
Oh, refresh us, oh, refresh us. 

Travelling through this wilderness. 

2 Thanks we give, and adoration, 

For Thy gospel's joyful sound ; 
May the fruits of Thy salvation 

In our hearts and lives abound. 
Ever faithful, ever faithful 

To the truth may we be found. 

3 So, whene'er the signal's given 

Us from earth to call away, 
Borne on angels' wings to heaven, 

Glad the summons to obey, 
May we ever, may we ever, 

Reign with Christ in endless day. 



Father, in high heaven dwelling, 
May our evening song be telling 

Of Thy mercy large and free : 
Through the day Thy love has fed us, 
Through the day Thy care has led us, 

With divinest charity. 
2 This day's sins, oh pardon, Saviour, 
Evil thoughts, perverse behaviour, 

Envy, pride, and vanity : 
From the world, the flesh, deliver— 
Save us now, and save us ever, 

O Thou Lamb of Calvary ! 


3 From enticements of the devil, 
From the might of spirits evil, 

Be our shield and panoply : 
Let Thy power this night defend us, 
And a heavenly peace attend us, 

And angelic company. 

4 Whilst the night-dews are distilling, 
Holy Ghost, each heart be filling 

With Thine own serenity : 
Softly let the eyes be closing, 
Loving souls on Thee reposing, 

Ever blessed Trinity ! 





Silently the shades of evening 
Gather round my lonely door ; 

Silently they bring before me 
Faces I shall see no more. 

2 Oh, not lost, but gone before us ! 

Let them never be forgot : 
Sweet their memory to the lonely ; 
In our hearts they perish not. 

3 How such holy memories cluster, 

Like the stars when storms are past ; 
Pointing up to that far heaven, 
Where we hope to meet at last. 





At evening time may there be light, 
While life's brief day is closing ; 

Then shall I fear no gathering night, 
In Jesus' love reposing. 

2 At evening time may there be light, 

The light of life eternal ; 
The radiance of those mansions 
In climes for ever vernal, [bright, 

3 At evening time there shall be light, 

Earth's day of storm is dying ; 

Sorrow and sadness take their flight, 

There shall be no more sighing. 

4 At evening time there shall be light, 

The twilight skies adorning ; 
But oh, how fair the radiance bright 
Of that swift-speeding morning. 




Saviour, again to Thy dear name we 
raise [of praise : 

With one accord our parting hymn 

We rise to bless Thee ere our worship 
cease ; [of peace. 

And now, departing, wait Thy word 
2 Grant us Thy peace upon our home- 
ward way ; [end the day ; 

With Thee began, with Thee shall 

Guard Thou the lips from sin, the 
hearts from shame, [Thy name. 
That in this house have called upon 

3 Grant us Thy peace, Lord, through 

the coming night ; flight ; 

Turn Thou for us its darkness into 
From harm and danger keep Thy 

children free, [Thee. 

For dark and light are both alike to 

4 Grant us Thy peace throughout our 

earthly life, [strife ; 

Our balm in sorrow, and our stay in 
Then, when Thy voice shall bid our 

conflict cease, [peace. 

Call us, O Lord, to Thine eternal 



Day is dying in the west, 
Heaven is touching earth with rest ; 
Wait and worship while the night 
Sets her evening lamps alight 
Through all the sky. 

Holy, holy, holy, Lord God of hosts 
Heaven and earth are full of Thee ! 
Heaven and earth are praising Thee, 
O Lord most high! 

2 Lord of life, beneath the dome 
Of the universe, Thy home, 
Gather us, who seek Thy face, 
To the fold of Thy embrace, 

For Thou art nigh. 

3 While the deepening shadows fall, 
Heart of Love, enfolding all, 
Through the glory and the grace 
Of the stars that veil Thy face, 

Our hearts ascend. 

4 When for ever from our sight 
Pass the stars, the day, the night, 
Lord of angels, on our eyes 

Let eternal morning rise, 
And shadows end. 



Once more at rest, my peaceful 

thoughts are blending ; 

Once more, O Lord, Thy loving 

smile I see; 

For softly now the twilight shades 

descending [alone with Thee. 

Have closed, and left my heart 

Still, still I hear Thy words of consolation 
That gave me hope when I was sorely tried; 

And since that hour of hallowed meditation, 
Thy counsel, Lord, has been my only guide. 

2 Once more at rest, my cares awhile 

forsaking, [have won ; 

I thank Thee, Lord, for victories I 

Evening and Closing Hymns 

For strength and grace, when earthly 

ties were breaking, 

To trust in Thee, and say, "Thy 

will be done." 

3 Once more at rest, I view the silent 

river, [bear me o'er ; 

Whose placid waves Thy love will 

There, home at last, my raptured soul 

for ever [comes no more. 

Will fold her wings, where sorrow 

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Stealing from the world away, 
We are come to seek Thy face ; 
Kindly meet us, Lord, we pray; 
Grant us Thy reviving grace. 

2 Yonder stars that gild the sky 
Shine with but a borrowed light ; 
We, unless Thy light be nigh, 
Wander wrapt in gloomy night. 

3 Sun of Righteousness, dispel 

All our darkness, doubts, and fears ; 
May Thy light within us dwell 
Till eternal day appears ! 

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" The Lord bless thee, and keep thee : 
The Lord make His face shine upon 
And be gracious unto thee, [thee, 
And be gracious unto thee : 
The Lord lift up His countenance, 
His countenance upon thee, 
And give thee peace." . . . 




Now the day is over, 
Night is drawing nigh, 

Shadows of the evening 
Steal across the sky. 

2 Jesus, give the weary 

Calm and sweet repose ; 
With Thy tenderest blessing 
May our eyelids close. 

3 Through the long night-watches 

May Thine angels spread 
Their white wings above us, 
Watching round each bed. 

4 When the morning wakens, 

Then may I arise 
Pure, and fresh, and sinlesr 
In Thy holy eyes. 

5 Glory to the Father, 

Glory to the Son, 
And to Thee, blest Spirit, 
Whilst all ages run. 

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Abide with me: fast falls the even- 
tide ; [abide : 

The darkness deepens ; Lord, with me 

When other helpers fail, and comforts 
flee, [me ! 

Help of the helpless, oh, abide with 

2 Swift to its close ebbs out life's little 

day ; [away ; 

Earth's joys grow dim, its glories pass 
Change and decay in all around I see ; 
O Thou, who changest not, abide 

with me ! 

3 Come not in terrors, as the King of 

kings ; [Thy wings ; 

But kind and good, with healing in 
Tears for all woes, a heart for every 

plea ; [with me. 

Come, Friend of sinners, thus abide 

4 I need Thy presence every passing 

hour ; [tempter's power ? 

What but Thy grace can foil the 
Who like Thyself my guide and stay 

can be ? [abide with me ! 

Through cloud and sunshine, oh, 

5 I fear no foe, with Thee at hand to 

bless : [bitterness : 

Ills have no weight, and tears no 
Where is death's sting ? where, grave, 

thy victory ? [me. 

I triumph still, if Thou abide with 

6 Be Thou Thyself before my closing 

eyes ; [me to the skies ; 

Shine through the gloom, and point 
Heaven's morning breaks, and earth's 

vain shadows flee ; [me ! 

In life, in death, O Lord, abide with 

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God be with you till we meet again ! — 
By His counsels guide, uphold you, 
With His sheep securely fold you ; 

God be with you till we meet again ! 

Till we meet ! . . . Till we meet ! . . . 
Till we meet at Jesus' feet ; . . . 
Till we meet ! . . . Till we meet ! . . . 
God be with you till we meet again 1 

2 God be with you till we meet again !— 

'Neath His wings securely hide you, 
Daily manna still provide you ; 
God be with you till we meet again ! 

3 God be with you till we meet again !— 

When life's perils thick confound 


Put His loving arms around you ; 
God be with you till we meet again! 
4 God be with you till we meet again ! — 
Keep love's banner floating o'er 
you, [before you ; 

Smite death's threatening wave 
God be with you till we meet again ! 



Jesus, Saviour, on Thy breast 
1 would lay me down to rest ; 
While mine eyelids gently close, 
Thou wilt grant me calm repose. 

May Thine angels vigil keep 
While I lay me down to sleep. 

2 Lord, this wayward heart forgive, 
Teach me more like Thee to live ; 
Every evil thought subdue ; 
May Thy grace my strength renew. 

3 When the day of life is past, 
And the twilight comes at last, 
When I cross the narrow sea, 
I shall still abide in Thee. 


Lord, keep us safe this night, 
Secure from all our fears ; 
May angels guard us while we sleep, 
Till morning light appears. Amen. 


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Glory to Thee, my God, this night, 
For all the blessings of the light ; 
Keep me, oh, keep me, King of kings, 
Beneath Thine own almighty wings. 

2 Forgive me, Lord, for Thy dear Son, 
The ill that I this day have done ; 
That with the world, myself, and 
I, ere I sleep, at peace may be. [Thee, 

3 Teach me to live, that I may dread 
The grave as little as my bed ; 
Teach me to die, that so I may 
Rise glorious at the Judgment Day. 

4 Oh, let my soul on Thee repose, 
And may sweet sleep mine eyelids 

close ; [make 

Sleep, that shall me more vigorous 
To serve my God when I awake. 




Sun of my soul, Thou Saviour dear, 
It is not night if Thou be near; 
Oh, may no earth-born cloud arise, 
To hide Thee from Thy servant's 
eyes ! 

2 When the soft dews of kindly sleep 
My wearied eyelids gently steep, 

Be my last thought — How sweet to 
For ever on my Saviour's breast ! [rest 

3 Abide with me from morn till eve, 
For without Thee I cannot live ; 
Abide with me when night is nigh, 
For without Thee I dare not die. 

4 If some poor wandering child of Thine 
Have spurned to-day the voice Divine, 
Now, Lord, the gracious work begin ; 
Let him no more lie down in sin. 

5 Come near and bless us when we wake, 
Ere through the world our way we 

Till, in the ocean of Thy love, 
We lose ourselves in heaven above. 

Prayer -Meetings and Revival 

Tis the blessed hour of prayer, when 

our hearts lowly bend, 
And we gather to Jesus, our Saviour 

and Friend ; [tection to share, 
If we come to Him in faith, His pro- 
What a balm for the weary ! Oh, 

how sweet to be there ! 

Blessed hour of prayer ! 
Blessed hour of prayer ! 
What a balm for the weary I 
Oh, how sweet to be there ! 

2 Tis the blessed hour of prayer, when 

the Saviour draws near, 
With tender compassion His people 

to hear; [feet every care, 

When He tells us we may cast at His 
What a balm for the weary ! Oh, 

how sweet to be there ! 

3 'Tis the blessed hour of prayer, when 

the tempted and tried, 

To the Saviour who loves them their 
sorrows confide : 

With a sympathising heart He re- 
moves every care ; 

What a balm for the weary ! Oh, 
how sweet to be there ! 

4 At the blessed hour of prayer, if we 

firmly believe [surely receive, 
That the blessing we ask for we'll 
In the fulness of delight we shall lose 

every care ; 
What a balm for the weary ! Oh, 

how sweet to be there ! 

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Let us sing of the wonderful mercy 

of God, [care; 

Of His constant protection and 

Let our fervent devotions like incense 

arise, [prayer. 

When we gather before Him in 

Let us praise and adore Him for all He hath 
Let us tell of His goodness and care ; [done, 

Let our fervent devotions like incense arise, 
When we gather before Him in prayer. 

2 Let us sing of the wonderful gift of 

His grace, 

That to us He has tenderly shown ; 

In the blessed communion with Jesus 

His Son, [throne. 

That has brought us so near to His 

3 Let us pray that His blessing may 

follow us still, [shine ; 

That His light on our pathway may 

And at last that our spirits made 

perfect in Him 
May inherit His kingdom divine. 

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Pray on, pray on, believing ones, 

God's promised word is sure, 
That they shall overcome by faith 

Who to the end endure ; 
Pray on, pray on ; oh, weary not, 

The cross with patience bear ; 
And though its burdens weigh us 

The Lord will answer prayer. 

2 His eye foresees our greatest good, 

While we at best are weak ; 
And thus in wisdom He withholds 

The boon that oft we seek : 
And yet His all-sufficient grace 

He bids us freely share, 
And in a way we little know 

The Lord will answer prayer. 

3 With anxious thoughts for those we 


How oft our hearts are filled ! 
But soon the clouds are rolled away, 

The troubled waves are stilled : 
Then murmur not, but trust in Him 

Who knows our every care — 
And better far than we can ask, 

The Lord will answer prayer. 

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" There shall be showers of bless- 
This is the promise of love ; [ing " : 

There shall be seasons refreshing, 
Sent from the Saviour above. 

Prayer -Meetings and Revival 

Show - - ers of blessing, 

Showers of blessing we need ; 

Mercy-drops round us are falling, 
But for the showers we plead. 

2 " There shall be showers of bless- 

Precious reviving again ; [ing " — 
Over the hills and the valleys, 
Sound of abundance of rain. 

3 " There shall be showers of bless- 

Send them upon us, O Lordl [ing " : 
Grant to us now a refreshing ; 
Come, and now honour Thy Word. 

4 " There shall be showers of bless- 

ing ": 
Oh that to-day they might fall, 
Now as to God we're confessing, 
Now as on Jesus we call ! 



God is here, and that to bless us 
With the Spirit's quickening power ; 

See, the cloud already bending 
Waits to drop the grateful shower. 

Let it come, . . O Lord, we pray Thee! 

Let the shower . . of blessing fall | 
We are wait - - ing, we are waiting j 

Oh revive . . the hearts of all I 

2 God is here ! we feel His presence 

In this consecrated place ; 
But we need the soul refreshing 
Of His free, unbounded grace. 

3 God is here ! oh, then believing, 

Bring to Him our one desire, 
That His love may now be kindled, 
Till its flame each heart inspire. 

4 Saviour, grant the prayer we offer 

While in simple faith we bow ; 
From the windows of Thy mercy 
Pour us out a blessing now. 



Oh, welcome, hour of prayer ! 

So full of peace and rest ! 
Here we may cast our every care 

Upon the Saviour's breast ; 

We leave the world without, 

To sit at Jesus' feet ; 
His love can banish every doubt, 

And make our joys complete. 
2 We see each other's face, 

And take each other's hand ; 
We sing our hymns of saving grace, 

And of the Better Land ; 

And while we feast with Him 

Who is the Truth, the Light, 
May we again our lamps retrim, 

To shine forth in the night. 


3 Thrice welcome, precious hour, 
Of faith, and hope, and love, 

When we may feel the Spirit's power 
Descending from above ! 
He dries the falling tears 
That will, unbidden, start ; 

He scatters all our anxious fears, 
And fills each waiting heart. 

4 O Thou that hearest prayer ! 
How sad this life would be — 

How hard each heavy cross to bear, 
Could we not come to Thee ! 
When faith seems lost in fear, 
And hopes are dimmed by care, 

In Thee we find refreshing cheer, 
Thou blessed hour of prayer ! 




Revive Thy work, O Lord ! 
Now to Thy saints appear ! 
Oh, speak with power to every soul, 
And let Thy people hear ! 

Revive Thy work, O Lord ! . . 
While here to Thee we bow ; . . 
Descend, O gracious Lord, descend ! 
Oh come, and bless us now 1 

2 Revive Thy work, O Lord ! 
Exalt Thy precious name ! 

And may Thy love in every heart 
Be kindled to a flame ! 

3 Revive Thy work, O Lord ! 
And bless to all Thy word ! 

And may its pure and sacred truth 
In living faith be heard ! 

4 Revive Thy work, O Lord ! 
Give pentecostal showers ! 

Be Thine the glory, Thine alone ! 
The blessing, Lord, be ours ! 





Faith is a living power from heaven 
Which grasps the promise God has 

given ; 
Securely fixed on Christ alone, 
A trust that cannot be o'erthrown. 

2 Faith finds in Christ whate'er we need 
To save and strengthen, guide and 

Strong in His grace, it joys to share 
His cross, in hope His crown to wear. 

3 Faith to the conscience whispers peace, 
And bids the mourner's sighing cease ; 
By faith the children's right we claim, 
And call upon our Father's name. 

4 Such faith in us, O God, implant, 
And to our prayers Thy favour grant, 
In Jesus Christ, Thy saving Son, 
Who is our fount of health alone. 

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What various hindrances we meet 
In coming to the mercy-seat ! 
Yet who, that knows the worth of 
But wishes to be often there ! [prayer, 

2 Prayer makes the darkened clouds 

Prayer climbs the ladder Jacob saw, 
Gives exercise to faith and love, 
Brings every blessing from above. 

3 Restraining prayer, we cease to fight ; 
Prayer makes the Christian's armour 

bright ; 
And Satan trembles when he sees 
The weakest saint upon his knees. 



Once more, O Lord, we pray ! 
Put Thy strong armour on ; 
Strike down the shield of Satan's 
Let victory be won ! [power ; 

Once more, O Lord, once more 
Thy blessing we implore ; 
In Thy great name let victory sweep 
Through Zion's gates once more. 

2 Lord Jesus, come to-day ! 
Let souls before Thee bow ; 

Be this Thine hour of triumph, Lord ; 
Oh, send salvation now ! 

3 Lord Jesus, come and reign ! 
Let error's empire fall ; 

We long to see Thy glory shine, 
And crown Thee Lord of all ! 

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O Thou that hearest prayer ! 

Attend our humble cry ; 
And let Thy servants share 
Thy blessing from on high : 
We plead the promise of Thy Word ; 
Grant us Thy Holy Spirit, Lord ! 

2 If earthly parents hear 

Their children when they cry ; 
If they, with love sincere, 
Their children's wants supply: 
Much more wilt Thou Thy love dis- 
And answer when Thy children pray. 

3 Our heavenly Father Thou ; 

We — children of Thy grace ; 
Oh, let Thy Spirit now 
Descend and fill the place : 

That all may feel the heavenly flame, 
And all unite to praise Thy name. 

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My God, is any hour so sweet, 
From blush of mora to evening star, 
As that which calls me to Thy feet — 
The hour of prayer ? 

2 Then is my strength by Thee renewed ; 
Then are my sins by Thee forgiven; 
Then dost Thou cheer my solitude, 

With hopes of heaven. 

3 No words can tell what sweet relief 
Here for my every want I find : 
What strength for warfare, balm for 

What peace of mind ! [grief, 

4 Hushed is each doubt, gone every fear ; 
My spirit seems in heaven to stay; 
And e'en the penitential tear 

Is wiped away. 

5 Lord, till I reach yon blissful shore, 
No privilege so dear shall be 

As thus my inmost soul to pour 
In prayer to Thee. 


For the tempted, Lord, we pray ; 
For the souls that go astray ; 
Weak and weary, tempest-tost, 
Stars all hid, and compass lost ; 
Sailors on the dangerous seas — 
God of love, we pray for these. 

2 For the tempted, Lord, we pray ; 
Thou didst make them, Thine are 
When alluring forms are nigh, [they ; 
When a thousand voices cry, 

Loud and clear above them all 
Let them hear Thy tender call. 

3 For the tempted, Lord, we pray ; 
For the souls that go astray, 
Beaten back by storm and sleet, 
Scorned by all they chance to meet ; 
On them let Thy mercy shine, 

Still remember they are Thine. 

4 For the tempted, Lord, we pray ; 
Dust and ashes — such are they ! 
Hear them while they make their 

Thou canst save, and Thou alone : 
See, their feet are on the sands ; 
Christ of Calvary, hold their hands. 

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Sweet the moments, rich in blessing, 
Which before the cross we spend ; 

Prayer -Meetings and Revival 

Life, and health, and peace possessing, 
From the sinner's dying Friend. 

2 Truly blessed is this station, 

Low before His cross to lie. 

While we see Divine compassion 

Beaming in His gracious eye. 

3 Love and grief our hearts dividing, 

With our tears His feet we bathe, 
Constant still in faith abiding, 
Life deriving from His death. 

4 For Thy sorrows we adore Thee, 

For the pains that wrought our 
Gracious Saviour, we implore Thee 
In our souls Thy love increase. 

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Father, before Thy throne 
My soul would bow ; 

Ne'er have I asked in vain, 
Oh, hear me now : 

Hear Thou the prayer I make, 

Answer for Jesus' sake ; 

Bid faith and love awake 
Within my heart. 

2 Father, this heart of mine, 

Which now I bring, 
Lies down before Thy feet, 

A guilty thing ; 
Kindle its altar fire, 
Then hope and zeal inspire ; 
Wake Thou its silent lyre 

In praise to Thee. 

3 Thou art our dwelling-place 

In every age ; 
In Thy sweet love we trace 

Our heritage — 
Our refuge from the storm, 
Our shelter safe and warm ; 
Help us our vows perform, 

Father Divine. 




Sweet hour of prayer ! sweet hour 

of prayer ! 
That calls me from a world of care, 
And bids me at my Father's throne 
Make all my wants and wishes known. 
In seasons of distress and grief, 
My soul has often found relief, 
And oft escaped the tempter's snare, 
By thy return, sweet hour of prayer ! 

2 Sweet hour of prayer ! sweet hour of 
prayer ! 
Thy wings shall my petition bear 





To Him whose truth and faithfulness 
Engage the waiting soul to bless ; 
And since He bids me seek His face, 
Believe His word, and trust His grace, 
I'll cast on Him my every care, 
And wait for thee, sweet hour of 
p r ayer ! 

3 Sweet hour of prayer ! sweet hour of 
prayer ! 
May I thy consolation share, [height, 
Till, from Mount Pisgah's lofty 
I view my home and take my flight. 
This robe of flesh I'll drop, and rise 
To seize the everlasting prize ; 
And shout, while passing through the 
tl ^ air > [prayer ! " 

Farewell, farewell, sweet hour of 

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What a Friend we have in Jesus, 

All our sins and griefs to bear ! 
What a privilege to carry 

Everything to God in prayer ! 
Oh, what peace we often forfeit, 

Oh, what needless pain we bear — 
All because we do not carry 

Everything to God in prayer ! 

2 Have we trials and temptations ? 

Is there trouble anywhere ? 
We should never be discouraged ; 

Take it to the Lord in prayer. 
Can we find a Friend so faithful, 

Who will all our sorrows share? 
Jesus knows our every weakness — 

Take it to the Lord in prayer ! 

3 Are we weak and heavy-laden, 

Cumbered with a load of care ? 
Precious Saviour, still our refuge — 

Take it to the Lord in prayer. 
Do thy friends despise, forsake thee ? 

Take it to the Lord in prayer ; 
In His arms He'll take and shield 

Thou wilt find a solace there, [thee. 




'Tis the hallowed hour of prayer, 

And we trustingly bring 
All our doubtings and our fears 

To our Saviour and King ; 
For we know that He delights 

A glad welcome to give, 
And the blessings that we ask for 

We shall fully receive. 

Precious hour of prayer ! 
Hallowed hour o 

Sacred season of communion, 
It is sweet to be there ! 

of < 

2 'Tis the precious hour of prayer, 

And we humbly entreat : 
Father, breathe the Spirit now, 

As we bow at Thy feet ; 
Touch our lips with power of song ; 

Fill our souls with Thy love. 
And bestow the benediction 

Of Thy peace from above. 

3 'Tis the sacred hour of prayer, 

Calm as heaven above ; 
Soul to soul is breathing here 

The communion of love ; 
Every heart is sweetly filled 

With a peace most profound ; 
Oh, the place is like to heaven 

Where such true joys abound. 




How sweet the hour of praise and 

When our devotions blend, [prayer, 
And on ihs wings of faith divine, 

Our scngs of joy ascend 1 
'Tis then we hear in tones more clear 

The gracious promise given, 
That, though we part from friends on 

We all shall meet in heaven. 

We all shall meet in heaven at last, 
We all shall meet in heaven ; 

Through faith in Jesus' precious blood, 
We all shall meet in heaven. 

2 How sweet the tie of hallowed love 

That binds our hearts in one ; 
When gathered in the blessed name 

Of Christ, the Father's Son ! 
And though the parting soon may 

Yet in His Word is given [come, 
The blessed hope that by and by 

We ail shall meet in heaven. 

3 Yes, soon our worn and weary feet 

Will reach the golden strand, 
Where those we love our coming wait 

In yonder summer land ; 
A few more days, a few more years, 

By storm and tempest driven, 
With songs and everlasting joy, 

We all shall meet in heaven. 

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O Lord, Thy work revive, 
In Zion's gloomy hour; 
And make her dying graces live 
By Thy restoring power. 
2 Awake Thy chosen few 
To fervent, earnest prayer ; 
Again may they their vows renew, 
Thy blessed presence share 

3 Thy Spirit then will speak 
Through lips of feeble clay ; 

And hearts of adamant will break, 
And rebels will obey. 

4 Lord, lend Thy gracious ear ; 
Oh, listen to our cry ; 

Oh come, and bring salvation here : 
Our hopes on Thee rely. 



Lord God, the Holy Ghost, 
In this accepted hour, 
As on the day of Pentecost, 
Descend in all Thy power. 

2 We meet with one accord 
In our appointed place, 

And wait the promise of our Lord, 
The Spirit of all grace. 

3 The young, the old, inspire 
With wisdom from above, 

And give us hearts and tongues of fire 
To pray, and praise, and love. 

4 Spirit of Light, explore 
And chase our gloom away, 

With lustre shining more and more 
Unto the perfect day ! 



Lord, we gather in Thy name ; 

May we now Thy promise claim ; 

Grant Thy presence from above, 

And fill our souls with love. 
Lord, we come on bended knee, 
Looking up by faith to Thee : 
Thou, on whom we cast our care, 
Bless tnis hour of prayer ! 

2 W T elcome hour that ever brings 
Peace and gladness on its wings ; 
Hallowed rest and calm repose 
Thy tranquil joy bestows. 

3 Now to us Thy grace impart, 
Nearer draw each waiting heart ; 
Consecrate us all Thine own, 
While here before Thy throne. 




Here from the world we turn, 

Jesus to seek ; 
Here may His loving voice 

Tenderly speak ! 
Jesus, our dearest Friend, 
While at Thy feet we bend, 
Oh, let Thy smile descend ! 

'Tis Thee we seek. 
Come, Holy Comforter, 

Presence divine. 

Prayer -Meetings and Revival 

Now in our longing hearts 

Graciously shine; 
Oh for Thy mighty power ! 
Oh for a blessed shower, 
Filling this hallowed hour 

With joy divine ! 
3 Saviour, Thy work revive, 

Here may we see 
Those who are dead in sin 

Quickened by Thee ; 
Come to our hearts' delight, 
Make every burden light, 
Cheer Thou our waiting sight ; 

We long for Thee. 

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Come, Thou Desire of all Thy saints ! 
Our humble strains attend ; 

While with our praises and corn- 
Low at Thy feet we bend, [plaints, 

2 How should our songs, like those 

With warm devotion rise ! [above, 

How should our souls, on wings of 

Mount upward to the skies ! [love, 

3 Come, Lord ! Thy love alone can 

In us the heavenly flame ; [raise 
Then shall our lips resound Thy praise, 
Our hearts adore Thy name. 

4 Dear Saviour, let Thy glory shine, 

And fill Thy dwellings here ; 
Till life, and love, and joy divine 
A heaven on earth appear. 

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Oh for a faith that will not shrink, 
Though pressed by every foe ; 

That will not tremble on the brink 
Of any earthly woe : 

2 That will not murmur or complain 

Beneath the chastening rod ; 
But in the hour of grief or pain 
Will lean upon its God : 

3 A faith that shines more bright and 

When tempests rage without ; 
That when in danger knows no fear, 
In darkness feels no doubt — 

4 A faith that keeps the narrow way 

Till life's last spark is fled, 
And with a pure and heavenly ray 
Lights up the dying bed. 

5 Lord, give us such a faith as this, 

And then, whate'er may come, 
We'll taste, e'en here, the hallowed 
Of our eternal home ! [bliss 


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Hear us, O Saviour, while we pray, 
Humbly our need confessing ; 

Grant us the promised showers to- 
Send them upon us, O Lord ! [day — 

Send showers of blessing ; send showers 

refreshing ; [Lord, we pray ! 

Send us showers of blessing] send them, 

2 Knowing Thy love, on Thee we call, 

Boldly Thy throne addressing ; 
Pleading that showers of grace may 
Send them upon us, O Lord ! [fall — 

3 Trusting Thy Word that cannot fail, 

Master, we claim Thy promise ; 
Oh that our faith may now prevail — 
Send us the showers, O Lord ! 

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Jesus, we Thy promise claim, 
We are gathered in Thy name ; 
In the midst do Thou appear ; 
Manifest Thy presence here. 

2 Sanctify us, Lord, and bless ; 
Breathe Thy Spirit, give Thy peace; 
Come and dwell within each heart; 
Light, and life, and joy impart. 

3 Make us all in Thee complete, 
Make us all for glory meet — 
Meet t' appear before Thy sight ; 
Partners with the saints in light ! 

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Come, my soul, thy suit prepare ; 
Jesus loves to answer prayer : 
He Himself has bid thee pray, 
Therefore will not say thee nay. 

2 Thou art coming to a King : 
Large petitions with thee bring ; 
For His grace and power are such, 
None can ever ask too much. 

3 With my burden I begin — 
Lord, remove this load of sin ; 
Let thy blood, for sinners spilt, 
Set my conscience free from guilt. 

4 Lord, I come to Thee for rest — 
Take possession of my breast, [tain, 
There Thy blood-bought right main- 
And without a rival reign. 

5 While I am a pilgrim here 
Let Thy love my spirit cheer ; 

As my Guide, my Guard, my Friend, 
Lead me to my journey's end. 

6 Show me what I have to do, 
Every hour my strength renew ; 
Let me live a life of faith, 

Let me die Thy people's death. 

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Lord, we come before Thee now, 
At Thy feet we humbly bow ; 
Oh, do not our suit disdain ! 
Shall we seek Thee, Lord, in vain ? 

2 Lord, on Thee our souls depend ; 
In compassion now descend : 

Fill our hearts with Thy rich grace, 
Tune our lips to sing Thy praise. 

3 In Thine own appointed way 
Now we seek Thee; here we stay: 
Lord, we know not how to go, 
Till a blessing Thou bestow. 

4 Send some message from Thy Word 
That may joy and peace afford ; 
Let Thy Spirit now impart 

Full salvation to each heart. 

5 Comfort those who weep and mourn ; 
Let the time of joy return; 

Those that are cast down lift up ; 
Make them strong in faith and hope. 

6 Grant that all may seek and find 
Thee a God supremely kind : 
Heal the sick ; the captive free ; 
Let us all rejoice in Thee. 



Pray, always pray; the Holy Spirit 

Within thee all thy daily, hourly needs. 

2 Pray, always pray; beneath sin's 

heaviest load [that flowed. 

Prayer sees the blood from Jesus' side 

3 Pray, always pray, though weary, 

faint, and lone, [ing throne. 

Prayer nestles by the Father's shelter- 

4 Pray, always pray; amid the world's 

turmoil [nerves for toil. 

Prayer keeps the heart at rest, and 

5 Pray, always pray; if joys thy path- 

way throng, [the angels' song. 
Prayer strikes the harp, and sings 

6 Pray, always pray ; if loved ones pass 

the veil, [that cannot fail. 

Prayer drinks with them of springs 

7 All earthly things with earth shall 

fade away ; [pray. 

Prayer grasps eternity: pray, always 



Lord, teach us how to pray aright, 
With reverence and with fear; 

Though dust and ashes in Thy sight, 
We may, we must draw near. 

Afte r - Meetings 

2 Burdened with guilt, convinced of sin, 

In weakness, want, and woe, 
Fightings without, and fears within, 
Lord, whither shall we go ? 

3 God of all grace, we come to Thee 

With broken, contrite hearts ; 
Give, what Thine eye delights to see, 
Truth in the inward parts. 

4 Give deep humility ; the sense 

Of godly sorrow give ; 
A strong, desiring confidence 
To hear Thy voice and live ; 

5 Faith in the holy sacrifice 

That can for sin atone ; 
To cast our hopes, to rix our eyes, 
On Christ, on Christ alone ; 

6 Patience to watch, and wait, and 

Though mercy long delay ; [weep, 
Courage, our fainting souls to keep, 
And trust Thee, though Thou slay : 

7 Give these, and then Thy will be done ; 

Thus strengthened with all might, 
We by Thy Spirit, and Thy Son, 
Shall pray, and pray aright. 


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So near to the Kingdom ! yet what 
dost thou lack ? [eth thee back ? 
So near to the Kingdom ! what keep- 
Renounce every idol, though dear it 
may be, [ing with thee ! 

And come to the Saviour now plead- 

Plead - - ing with thee! . . . [thee! 
The Saviour is pleading, is pleading with 

2 So near, that thou hearest the songs 

that resound [have found ! 

From those who, believing, a pardon 
So near, yet unwilling to give up thy 

sin, [thee in. 

When Jesus is waiting to welcome 

3 To die with no hope ! hast thou 

counted the cost ? — [be lost ? 
To die out of Christ, and thy soul to 
So near to the Kingdom ! oh come, 

we implore ! [the door ! 

While Jesus is pleading, come enter 

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Oh, do not let the Word depart, 
Nor close thine eyes against the light ; 
Poor sinner, harden not thy heart : 
Thou wouldst be saved — Why not to- 
night ? 

Why not to-night ? Why not to-night ? 
Thou wouldst be saved — Why not to-night ? 

2 To-morrow's sun may never rise, 
To bless thy long-deluded sight ; 
This is the time ! oh then, be wise ! 
Thou wouldst be saved — V\ try not to- 
night ? 

3 The world has nothing left to give — 
It has no new, no pure delight : 

Oh, try the life which Christians live ! 
Thou wouldst be saved — Why not to- 
night ? 

4 Our blessed Lord refuses none 
Who would to Him their souls unite ; 
Then be the work of grace begun ! 
Thou wouldst be saved — Why not to- 

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While Jesus whispers to you, 

Come, sinner, come ! 
While we are praying for you, 

Come, sinner, come ! 
Now is the time to own Him, 

Come, sinner, come ! 
Now is the time to know Him, 

Come, sinner, come ! 

2 Are you too heavy laden ? 

Come, sinner, come ! 
Jesus will bear your burden, 

Come, sinner, come ! 
Jesus will not deceive you, 

Come, sinner, come ! 
Jesus will now receive you, 

Come, sinner, come ! 

3 Oh, hear His tender pleading ! 

Come, sinner, come ! 
Come, and receive the blessing ! 

Come, sinner, come ! 
While Jesus whispers to you, 

Come, sinner, come ! 
While we are praying for you, 

Come, sinner, come ! 

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Weeping will not save me ! 
Though my face were bathed in tears, 
That could not allay my fears, 
Could not wash the sins of years : 

Weeping will not save me ! 

Jesus wept and died for me ; 
Jesus suffered on the tree ; 
Jesus waits to make me free : 
He alone can save me ! 

2 Working will not save me ! 
Purest deeds that I can do, 
Holiest thoughts and feelings too, 
Cannot form my soul anew : 
Working will not save me ! 


3 Waiting will not save me ! 
Helpless, guilty, lost, I lie ; 
In my ear is Mercy's cry ; 

If I wait I can but die : 
Waiting will not save me ! 

4 Faith in Christ will save me ! 
Let me trust Thy weeping Son, 
Trust the work that He has done ; 
To His arms, Lord, help me run : 

Faith in Christ will save me ! 

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Someone will enter the pearly gate 

By and by, by and by ; 
Taste of the glories that there await : 
Shall you ? shall I ? [gold, 

Someone will travel the streets of 
Beautiful visions will there behold, 
Feast on the pleasures so long fore- 
Shall you ? shall I? [told: 

2 Someone at last will his cross lay 

By and by, by and by; [down 
Faithful, approved, shall receive a 

Shall you ? shall I ? [crown : 
Someone the glorious King will see, 
Ever from sorrow of earth be free, 
Happy with Him through eternity : 

Shall you ? shall I ? 

3 Someone will knock when the door is 

By and by, by and by ; [shut — 
Hear a voice saying, *' I know you 
Shall you? shall I ? [not": 

Someone will call and shall not be 
heard, [barred, 

Vainly will strive when the door is 
Someone will fail of the saint's re- 
Shall you ? shall I ? [ward : 

4 Someone will sing the triumphant 

By and by, by and by ; [song 
Join in the praise with the blood- 
bought throng: 
Shall you ? shall I ? 
Someone will greet on the golden 
shore [before, 

Loved ones of earth who have gone 
Safe in the glory for evermore : 
Shall you ? shall I ? 

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God calling yet ! shall I not hear ? 
Earth's pleasures shall I still hold 

Shall life's swift passing years all fly, 
And still my soul in slumber lie ? 

Cal 1- - ing yet, oh, hear Him ! 
C*U - - ing yet, oh, hear Him ! 
Got! is calling yet ; oh, hear Him calling, calling ! 

Call - - ing yet, oh, hear Him ! 
Call - - ing yet, oh, hear Him ! 
God is calling yet ; oh, hear Him calling yet ! 

2 God calling yet ! shall I not rise ? 
Can I His loving voice despise, 
And basely His kind care repay ? 
He calls me still ; can I delay ? 

3 God calling yet ! and shall He knock, 
And I my heart the closer lock ? 

He still is waiting to receive ; 
And shall I dare His Spirit grieve ? 

4 God calling yet ! and shall I give 
No heed, but still in bondage live ? 
I wait ; but He does not forsake : 
He calls me still : my heart, awake 1 

5 God calling yet ! I cannot stay ; 
My heart I yield without delay : 
Vain world, farewell I from thee I 

part ; [heart. 

The voice of God has reached my 

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To-day the Saviour calls : 
Ye wanderers, come ; 

Oh, ye benighted souls, 
Why longer roam ? 

2 To-day the Saviour calls : 

Oh, listen now ! 
Within these sacred walls 
To Jesus bow. 

3 To-day the Saviour calls : 

For refuge fly ; 
The storm of justice falls, 
And death is nigh. 

4 The Spirit calls to-day : 

Yield to His power ; 
Oh, grieve Him not away ! 
"Tis mercy's hour. 

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While we pray, and while we plead, 
While you see your soul's deep need. 
While ycur Father calls you home, 
Will you not, my brother, come ? 

Why not now ? . . why not now ? 
Why not come to Jesus now ? 
Why not now ? . . why not now ? . . 
Why not come to Jesus now ? 

2 You have wandered far away, 
Do not risk another day ; 

Do not turn from God your face, 
But to-day accept His grace. 

3 In the world you've failed to find 
Aught of peace for troubled mind ; 
Come to Christ, on Him believe, 
Peace and j'oy you shall receive. 

4 Come to Christ, confession make ; 
Come to Christ and pardon take ; 
Trust in Him from day to day, 
He will keep you all the way. 


Out of Christ, and yet so near, 
That Thy heart His voice can hear, 
Pleading still— O " Come to Me ! 

1 have given My life for thee." 

Out of Christ, a slave to sin — 
Rise, and let the Saviour in ! 
If thou bid Him longer wait, 
Soon for thee 'twill be too late. 

2 Out of Christ, a wanderer yet — 
What if now thy sun should set ? 
And in darkness leave thy soul 
To the tempter's dread control. 

3 Yield to Him thy broken heart, 
He will take thee as thou art ; 
Now His offered grace receive, 
And no more the Spirit grieve. 

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There are angels hovering round, 
There are angels hovering round, 
There are angels, angels hovering 

2 To carry the tidings home, etc. [round. 

3 To the new Jerusalem. 

4 Poor sinners are coming home. 

5 And Jesus bids them come. 

6 And children too may come. 

7 All heaven is full of joy. 

8 For Jesus loves to save. 

9 Come, children, trust Him now. 

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Hark ! there comes a whisper, 

Stealing on thine ear ; 
Tis the Saviour calling, 

Soft, soft and clear. 

" Give thy heart to Me, . . 
Once I died for thee " ; . . 
Hark ! hark ! thy Saviour calls: 
Come, sinner, come 1 

2 With that voice so gentle, 

Dost thou hear Him say ? — 
" Tell Me all thy sorrows ; 
Come, come away ! " 

3 Wouldst thou find a Refuge 

For thy soul oppressed ? 
Jesus kindly answers, 
" I am thy rest." 

4 At the cross of Jesus 

Let thy burden fall ; 
While He gently whispers, 
" I'll bear it all." 

After -Meeting* 

«345 (I'li) «.7. 

Sinner, how thy heart is troubled ! 

God is coming very near ; 
Do not hide thy deep emotion, 

Do not check that failing tear. 

Oh, be saved, His grace is free ! 
Oh, be saved, He died for thee ! 
Oh, be saved, He died for thee 1 

2 Jesus now is bending o'er thee, 

Jesus lowly, meek, and mild : 
To the Friend who died to save thee, 
Wilt thou not be reconciled ? 

3 Art thou waiting till the morrow ? 

Thou may'st never see its light ; 
Come at once ! accept His mercy : 
He is waiting — come to-night ! 

4 With a lowly, contrite spirit, 

Kneeling at the Saviour's feet, 
Thou canst feel, this very moment, 
Pardon — precious, pure, and sweet ! 

5 Let the angels bear the tidings 

Upward to the courts of heaven ! 
Let them sing, with holy rapture, 
O'er another soul forgiven I 

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Not far, not far from the Kingdom, 
Yet in the shadow of sin ; 

How many are coming and going ! — 
How few there are entering in I 

How few there are entering in I 
How few there are entering in ! 
How many are coming and going £-— 
How few there are entering in! 

2 Not far, not far from the Kingdom, 

Where voices whisper and wait; 
Too timid to enter in boldly, 
So linger still outside the gate. 

3 Away in the dark and the danger 

Far out in the night and the cold ; 
There Jesus is waiting to lead you 
So tenderly into His fold. 

4 Not far, not far from the Kingdom, 

'Tis only a little space; 
But oh, you may still be for ever 
Shut out from yon heavenly place ! 

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Oh come, sinner, come ! 'tis mercy's 
Here at Jesus' feet ! [caD ; 

Oh come, and, repenting, lay thy all 
Down at Jesus' feet ! 

Oh, lay it down ! lav it down ! 

Lay thy weary burden down j 

Oh, lay it down, lay it down, 

Down at Jesus' feet 1 


2 Oh come, and, believing, seek thy rest 

Here at Jesus' feet ! 
Thy heart, with its heavy weight 
Lay at Jesus* feet ! [oppressed 

3 Oh come, where thy faith can make 

Here at Jesus' feet ! [thee whole, 

Oh come, and thy weary, troubled 

Lay at Jesus' feet ! [soul 

4 Oh come ! bless the Lord, there's 

room for thee, 
Here at Jesus' feet ! 
Thy burden of guilt, whate'er it be, 
Lay at Jesus' feet ! 


Why waitest thou, O burdened soul, 
When Jesus now will make thee 

whole ? 
Give up thy all to His control — 
The Life, the Truth, the Way. 

He is calling thee, gently calling thee ; 
He is calling thee, gently calling thee : 
Oh, come and give Him now thy heart — 
He is calling thee to-day. 

2 Why waitest thou ? why not believe ? 
His offered grace with joy receive ; 
How can you still the Spirit grieve ? 

Thou hast no time to stay. 

3 Why waitest thou ? the days are few, 
And there is work for thee to do ; 
Forsake the wrong, the right pursue; 

Arise ! no more delay. 

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Come, oh come, with thy broken 

Weary and worn with care ; 
Come and kneel at the open door, 

Jesus is waiting there : 
Waiting to heal thy wounded soul, 

Waiting to give thee rest : 
Why wilt thou walk where shadows 

Come to His loving breast ! [fall ? 

2 Firmly cling to the blessed cross, 

There shall thy refuge be ; 
Wash thee now in the crimson fount, 

Flowing so pure for thee : 
List to the gentle, warning voice ! 

List to the earnest call ! 
Leave at the cross thy burden now : 

Jesus will bear it all. 

3 Come and taste of the precious feast, 

Feast of eternal love ; 
Think of joys that for ever bloom, 

Bright in the life above : 
Come with a trusting heart to God, 

Come and be saved by grace; 

Come, for He longs to clasp thee now 
Close in His dear embrace. 




I have a Saviour, He's pleading in 
glory, [earth-friends be few ; 

A dear loving Saviour, though 
And now He is watching in tender- 
ness o'er me : [Saviour too ! 
And oh, that my Saviour were your 

For you I am praying, for you I am praying, 
For you I am praying, I'm praying for you. 

2 I have a Father : to me He has given 

A hope for eternity, blessed and true ; 

And soon He will call me to meet 

Him in heaven, [with me too ! 

But oh, may He lead you to go 

3 I have a robe: 'tis resplendent in 

whiteness, [view ; 

Awaiting in glory my wondering 

Oh, when I receive it all shining in 

brightness, [ceiving one too ! 

Dear friend, could I see you re- 

4 I have a peace : it is calm as a river — 

A peace that the friends of this 

world never knew ; 
My Saviour alone is its Author and 

Giver, [given to you ! 

And oh, could I know it was 

5 When Jesus has found you, tell others 

the story, [Saviour too ; 

That my loving Saviour is your 

Then pray that your Saviour may 

bring them to glory, 
And prayer will be answered, 'twas 

answered for you ! 




Why do you wait, dear brother ? 

Oh, why do you tarry so long ? 
Your Saviour is waiting to give you 

A place in His sanctified throng. 

Why not ?— Why not ?— 
Why not come to Him now ? 

2 What do you hope, dear brother, 

To gain by a further delay ? 
There's no one to save you but Jesus ; 
There's no other way but His way. 

3 Do you not feel, dear brother, 

His Spirit now striving within ? 
Oh, why not accept His salvation, 
And throw off thy burden of sin ? 

4 Why do you wait, dear brother ? 

The harvest is passing away ; 
Your Saviour is longing to bless you : 
There's danger and death in delay. 


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Come with thy sins to the fountain, 
Come with thy burden of grief; 

Bury them deep in its waters — 
There thou wilt find a relief. 

Haste thou away ! — why wilt thou stay ? 
Risk not thy soul on a moment's delay ; 
Jesus is waiting to save thee, 
Mercy is pleading to-day ! 

2 Come as thou art to the fountain — 

Jesus is waiting for thee ; 
What though thy sins be like crim- 
son? — 
White as the snow they shall be ! 

3 These are the words of the Saviour : 

They who repent and believe, 
They who are willing to trust Him, 
Life at His hands shall receive. 

4 Come and be healed at the fountain — 

List to the peace-speaking voice ; 
Over a sinner returning, 
Now let the angels rejoice ! 


The Gospel Message 


Oh, the precious gospel story, 

How it tells of love to all ! 
How the Saviour in compassion 

Died to save us from the Fall ; 
How He came to seek the lost ones, 

And to bring them to His fold : 
Let us hasten to proclaim it, 

For the story must be told. 

The story musi be told, . . 
The story must be told ; 
That Jesus died for sinners lost, 
The story must be told. 

2 Oh, the blessed gospel story 

Of His meek and lowly birth, 
And the welcome of the angels 

When they sang good-will to 
earth ; — 
Of the cross on which He suffered, 

As by prophets seen of old, — 
Of His death and resurrection, 

Let the story now be told. 

3 Oh, the wondrous gospel story ! 

There is life in every word ; 
There is hope and consolation 

Where the message sweet is heard; 
Let us tell it to the weary, 

And its beauties all unfold ; 
Tis the only guide to heaven, 

And the story must be told. 

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Jesus the water of life has given, 

Freely, freely, freely ; [live, 

Come to that fountain, oh, drink and 
Flowing for every sinner. 

The Spirit and the Bride say, Come ; freely, 
freely, freely ; [of the water of life. 

And he that is thirsty, let him come, and drink 

The fountain of life is flowing, flowing, freely 
flowing ; [you and for me. 

The fountain of life is flowing, is flowing for 

2 Jesus has promised a home in heaven, 

Freely, freely, freely; [given 

Treasures unfailing will there be 
Freely to those that love Him. 

3 Jesus has promised a robe of white, 

Freely, freely, freely ; [light, 

Kingdoms of glory, and crowns of 
Freely to those that love Him. 

4 Jesus has promised eternal day, 

Freely, freely, freely ; 
Pleasures that never shall pass away, 
Freely to those that love Him. 





Come, sing the gospel's joyful sound, 

Salvation full and free ; 
Proclaim to all the world around 

The year of jubilee ! 

Salvation ! Salvation I 
The grace of God doth bring ; 

Salvation 1 Salvation ! 
Through Christ our Lord and King. 

2 Ye mourning souls, aloud rejoice ; 

Ye blind, your Saviour see ! [voice : 
Ye prisoners, sing with thankful 
The Lord hath made you free ! 

3 With rapture swell the song again, 

Of Jesus' dying love ; 
'Tis peace on earth, good-will to men, 
And praise to God above ! 





The Gospel bells are ringing, 

Over land, from sea to sea ; 
Blessed news of free salvation 

Do they offer you and me. 
" For God so loved the world 

That His only Son He gave ; 
Whosoe'er believeth in Him 

Everlasting life shall have." 

Gospel bells, . . . how they ring 
Over land, from sea to sea ; 

Gospel bells . . . freely bring . . . 
Blessed news to you and me. 

2 The Gospel bells invite us 
To a feast prepared for all ; 


Do not slight the invitation, 
Nor reject the gracious call. 

" I am the Bread of life ; 

Eat o[ Me, thou hungry soul ; 

Though your sins be red as crimson, 
They shall be as white as wool."' 

3 The Gospel bells give warning, 

As they sound from day to day, 
Of the fate which doth await them 

Who for ever will delay. 
" Escape thou for thy life, 

Tarry not in all the plain ; 
Nor behind thee look — oh, never. 

Lest thou be consumed in pain." 

4 The Gospel bells are joyful, 

As they echo far and wide, 
Bearing notes of perfect pardon, 

Through a Saviour crucified. 
" Good tidings of great joy 

To all people do I bring ; 
Unto you is born a Saviour, [King. 

Which is Christ the Lord " and 

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Sing them over again to me, 
Wonderful words of Life ! 
Let me more of their beauty see, 
Wonderful words of Life ! 
Words of life and beauty, 
Teach me faith and duty 1 

Beautiful words ! wonderful words ! 
Wonderful words of Life 1 

2 Christ, the blessed One, gives to all 

Wonderful words of Life ! 
Sinner, list to the loving call, 
Wonderful words of Life ! 
All so freely given, 
Wooing us to heaven ! 

3 Sweetly echo the gospel call I 

Wonderful words of Life ! 
Offer pardon and peace to all ! 
Wonderful words of Life ! 
Jesus, only Saviour, 
Sanctify for ever ! 



Jesus knocks : He calls to thee, 
" Weary one, oh come to Me ! 
He can save, and only He : 
O - - pen wide the door ! 

O - - pen wide the door ! . . . 
O - - pen wide the door I . . . 
He can save, and only He : 
O - - pen wide the door I . . . 

2 Jesus knocks : He comes to save — 
'Twas for thee His life He gave ; 
He hath triumphed o'er the grave : 
O - - pen wide the door ! 

3 Jesus knocks, is knocking still : 
Yield to Him at once thy will ; 
He with joy thy heart can fill : 

O - - pen wide the door ! 

4 Jesus knocks, the moments fly ; 
While salvation yet is nigh, 
Ere the Saviour passeth by, 

O - - pen wide the door ! 





Oh, what a Saviour— that He died 

for me ! [me free ; 

From condemnation He hath made 

" He that believeth on the Son," saith 

" Hath everlasting life." [He, 

" Verily, verily, I say unto you " ; 
" Verily, verily," message ever new ! 
" He that believeth on the Son " — 'tis true ! — 
" Hath everlasting life 1 " 

2 All my iniquities on Him were laid, 
All my indebtedness by Him was paid ; 
All who believe on Him, the Lord 

hath said, 
" Have everlasting life." 

3 Though poor and needy, I can trust 

my Lord ; [His word ; 

Though weak and sinful, I believe 

Oh, glad mer sage 1 every child of 

" Hath everlasting life 1 " [God 

4 Though all unworthy, yet I will not 

doubt ; [out : 

For Him that cometh He will not cast 
" He that believeth," oh, the good 

news shout ! 
" Hath everlasting life ! " 

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O wanderer from thy Father's house, 
Why wilt thou longer roam ? 

Return ! oh, hear the gentle voice 
That bids thee now come home. 

** The Spirit and the bride say, Come I . . 

And let him that heareth say, Come I . . 
And let him that is athirst come, 

And whosoever will, let him take the water 
of life freely." 

2 To Jesus come — oh, trust His word, 

And on His name believe ; 
Forsake thy sins, and thro' His blood 
Eternal life receive. 

3 The gracious Saviour calls thee now 

To feast upon His love ; 
And of the living water drink, 
And all His mercy prove. 

4 The Church, His bride, invites thee 

To own her risen Lord ; [now, 

For, " Whosoever will may come." 
Is God's eternal word. 

Its Message 


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Behold, behold the wondrous love, 
That ever flows from God above ; 
Thro' Christ, His only Son, who gave 
His precious blood our souls to save. 

All praise and glory be unto Jesus, 
For He hath purchased a full salvation ; 
Behold, how wondrous the proclamation, 
" Whosoever will may come I " 

2 Behold, a fountain in His side, 
To all the world is opened wide ; 
Where all may come, by sin opprest, 
And find in Him sweet peace and rest. 

3 Behold Him now exalted high 
Above the bright and starry sky ; 
Yet through His Word He calleth still, 
" Come unto Me," whoever will. 

4 Behold in Him the Living Way, 
That onward leads to endless day; 
Where, saved by grace, the ransomed 
Lift up the everlasting song, [throng 



Thy Saviour calls ! oh, come and see 
What things He hath prepared for 

thee ! 
Life, love, and joy, from God on high, 
B> Christ Himself to thee brought 


'* Him that cometh, him that cometh, him 

that cometh to Me, 
1 will in no wise, I will in no wise, I will 

in no wise cast out." 

2 Thy Saviour calls ! oh, can it be 
That call has no sweet charm for 

thee ? [heed ? 

Wilt thou not turn and give Him 
Wilt thou not think while He doth 

plead ? 

3 Thy Saviour calls ! He knows thy sin ; 
But trust Him now, He'll enter in : 
And He thy heart will purify, 

And every needed grace supply. 

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There's a Stranger at the door : 

Let . . . Him in ! . . . 
He has been there oft before : 

Let . . . Him in ! . . . 
Let Him in ere He is gone ; 
Let Him in, the Holy One. 
Jesus Christ, the Father's Son : 

Let . . . Him in ! . . . 
2 Open now to Him your heart : 

Let . . . Him in ! . . . 
If you wait He will depart : 

Let . . . Him in ! . . . 

Let Him in : He is your Friend ; 
He your soul will sure defend : 
He will keep you to the end : 
Let . . . Him in ! . . . 

3 Hear you now His loving voice ! 

Let . . . Him in ! . . . 
Now, oh, now make Him your choice ; 

Let . . . Him in ! . . . 
He is standing at the door ; 
Joy to you He will restore, 
And His name you will adore : 

Let . . . Him in ! . . . 

4 Now admit the heavenly Guest : 

Let . . . Him in ! . . . 
He will make for you a feast : 

Let . . . Him in ! . . . 
He will speak your sins forgiven ; 
And when earth-ties all are riven, 
He will take you home to heaven : 

Let . . . Him in ! . . . 



Is there a sinner awaiting 

Mercy and pardon to-day ? [him : 
Welcome the news that we bring 

" Jesus is passing this way ! " 
Coming in love and in mercy, 

Pardon and peace to bestow, 
Coming to save the poor sinner 

From his heart-anguish and woe. 

Jesus is passing this way . . . 
To-day, . . to-day ; . . . 
While He is near, O believe Him, 
Open your heart to receive Him, 
For Jesus is passing this way, . . 
Is passing this way to-day. 

2 Brother, the Master is waiting, 

Waiting to freely forgive ; 
Why not this moment accept Him, 

Trust in His grace and live? 
He is so tender and precious, 

He is so near you to-day ; 
Open your heart to receive Him, 

While He is passing this way. 

3 Yes, He is coming to bless you 

While in contrition you bow : 
Coming from sin to redeem you, 

Ready to save you now : 
Can you refuse the salvation 

Jesus is offering here ? 
Open your heart to admit Him, 

While He is coming so near. 

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Hark, my soul ! it is the Lord ; 
'Tis thy Saviour, hear His word ; 
Jesus speaks, and speaks to thee — 
" Say, poor sinner, lov'st thou Me ? " 


2 " I delivered thee when bound, 
And, when bleeding, healed thy 

wound ; [right ; 

Sought thee wandering, set thee 
Turned thy darkness into light. 

3 " Can a woman's tender care 
Cease towards the child she bare ? 
Yes ! she may forgetful be ; 

Yet will I remember thee. 

4 " Mine is an unchanging love, 
Higher than the heights above ; 
Deeper than the depths beneath, 
Free and faithful, strong as death. 

5 " Thou shalt see My glory soon, 
When the work of grace is done ; 
Partner of My throne shalt be ; — 
Say, poor sinner, lov'st thou Me ? M 

6 Lord, it is my chief complaint 
That my love is weak and faint ; 
Yet, I love Thee and adore ; 
Oh for grace to love Thee more. 

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A ruler once came to Jesus by night, 

To ask Him the way of salvation and 

light ; [true and plain, 

The Master made answer in words 

" Ye must be born again ! " 

" Ye must be born again ! " . . 
" Ye must be born again ! " . . 
I verily, verily say unto thee — 
" Ye must be born again ! " . . 

2 Ye children of men, attend to the word 
So solemnly uttered by Jesus, the 

Lord ; [in vain : 

And let not this message to you be 
" Ye must be born again ! " 

3 O ye who would enter this glorious 

rest, [of the blest — 

And sing with the ransomed the song 
The life everlasting if ye would obtain, 
" Ye must be born again ! " 

4 A dear one in heaven thy heart yearns 

to see, [ing for thee ; 

At the beautiful gate may be watch- 

lhen list to the note of this solemn 

" Ye must be born again ! " [refrain. 

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'Tis a true and faithful saying, 
Jesus died for sinful men ; 

Though we've told the story often, 
We must tell it o'er again. 

Oh, glad and glorious Gospel ! 

With joy we now proclaim . . 
A full and free salvation. 

Through faith in Jesus' name 1 

2 He has made a full atonement, 

Now His saving work is done ; 
He has satisfied the Father, 
Who accepts us in His Son. 

3 Still upon His hands the nail-prints, 

And the scars upon His brow ; 
Our Redeemer, Lord, and Saviour, 
In the glory standeth now. 

4 But remember, this same Jesus 

In the clouds will come again ; 
And with Him His blood-bought 
Evermore shall live and reign. 



We never grow weary of telling 
The story of Jesus our King ; 

Who left the bright throne of His 

glory, [bring. 

And came His great treasures to 

Oh, wonderful gift of the Gospel, 
That each in our hearts maj receive ! 

It offers to all free salvation, 

And happy are they that believe. 

2 We never grow weary of telling 

His love to the poor and oppressed; 
And still He is tenderly calling, 
" Come hither, ye weary, and 
rest ! " 

3 We never grow weary of telling 

Of yonder bright mansions above ; 
Where we shall behold our Redeemer, 
And dwell in the smile of His love. 


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The Spirit and the bride say " Come ! " 
And take the water of life ! 

Oh, blessed call ! — good news to all 
Who tire of sin and strife ! 

The Spi - - rit says " Come ! " . . The Bride 

. . says " Come ! " . . . 
And take . . of the wa - - ter of life . . freely. 
The Spi - - rit says " Come ! " . . The bride 

. . says " Come ! " . . . 
And take . . of the wa - - ter of life . . . freely. 

2 Let every one who hears, say " Come ! " 

And joyful witness give ; 
I heard the sound, the stream I 
I drank, and now I live ! [found — 

3 Ye souls who are athirst, forsake 

Your broken cisterns first ; 
Then come, partake: one draught 
will slake 
Your soul's consuming thirst. 



4 Yea, " whosoever will " may come- 
Your longings Christ can fill ; 
The stream is free to you and me, 
And whosoever will. 

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Are you coming Home, ye wanderers, 

Whom Jesus died to win ? — 
All footsore, lame, and weary, 

Your garments stained with sin ? 
Will you seek the blood of Jesus 

To wash your garments white ? 
Will you trust His precious promise ? 

Are you coming Home to-night ? 

Are you coming Home to-night ? 

Are you coming Home to-night ? 
Are you coming Home to Jesus, 

Out of darkness into light ? 

Are you coming Home to-night ? 

Are you coming Home to-night ? 
To your loving heavenly Father 

Are you coming Home to-night ? 

2 Are you coming Home, ye lost ones ? 

Behold, your Lord doth wait ; 
Come then ! no longer linger ; 

Come ere it be too late ! 
Will you come, and let Him save you ? 

Oh, trust His love and might ! 
Will you come while He is calling ? 

Are you coming Home to-night ? 

3 Are you coming Home, ye guilty, 

Who bear the load of sin ? 
Outside you've long been standing, 

Come now, and venture in ! 
Will you heed the Saviour's promise, 

And dare to trust Him quite ! — 
" Come unto Me ! " saith Jesus : 

Are you coming Home to-night ? 



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Look to Jesus, weary one, 

Look and live ! look and live ! 
Look at what the Lord has done, 

Look and live ! 
See Him lifted on the tree, 

Look and live ! look and live ! 
Hear Him say, " Look unto Me ! M 
Look and live ! 

Look ! the Lord is lifted high ; 

Look to Him, He's ever nigh : 
Look and live ! why will ye die 

Look and live ! 

2 Though unworthy, vile, unclean, 
Look and live ! look and live ! 
Look away from self and sin, 

Look and live ! 
Long by Satan's power enslaved, 
Look and live ! look and live ! 
Look to Me, ye shall be saved, 
Look and live ! 

3 Though you've wandered far away, 
Look and live ! look and live ! 
Harden not your hearts to-day, 

Look and live ! 
'Tis Thy Father calls thee home, 
Look and live ! look and live 1 
Whosoever will may come, 
Look and live ! 

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There is a gate that stands ajar, 

And through its portals gleaming 
A radiance from the cross afar, 
The Saviour's love revealing. 
Oh, depth of mercy ! can it be 
That gate was left ajar for me, 
For me, . . for me ? . . 
Was left ajar for me ? 

2 That gate ajar stands free for all 

Who seek through it salvation ; 
The rich and poor, the great and small 
Of every tribe and nation. 

3 Press onward, then, though foes may 

While mercy's gate is open ; [frown, 
Accept the cross, and win the crown, 
Love's everlasting token. 

4 Beyond the river's brink we'll lay 

The cross that here is given, 
And bear the crown of life away, 
And love Him more in heaven. 

3/3 7.6. 

Back from the weary wandering 

Into the narrow way ; 
Jesus is tenderly calling, 

Calling the sheep that stray. 

Still, still Jesus is calling : 
Hear, oh hear Him say : 

" Weary, heavy laden, 
Come, come to-day ! " 

2 Out of the dreary desert 

Into the pastures green, 
Out of the land of darkness 
Into the light serene. 

3 Why should we longer tarry, 

Why should we longer roam 
Far from the place of refuge, 
Far from the sheltering home ? 

4 Come, for the hours are waning ; 

Come from the mountains cold ; 
Come from the storm and tempest 
Into the Shepherd's fold ! 

374 (fS) 

" Come unto Me, ye weary, 
And I will give you rest." 

Oh, blessed voice of Jesus, 
Which comes to hearts opprest ! 



It tells of benediction ; 

Of pardon, grace, and peace ; 
Of joy that hath no ending; 

Of love which cannot cease. 

2 " Come unto Me, ye wanderers, 

And I will give you light." 
Oh, loving voice of Jesus, 

Which comes to cheer the night ! 
Our hearts were filled with sadness, 

And we had lost our way; 
But. He has brought us gladness, 

And songs at break of day. 

3 " Come unto Me, ye fainting, 

And I will give you life." 
Oh, cheering voice of Jesus, 

Which comes to aid our strife : 
The foe is stem and eager, 

The fight is fierce and long, 
But He has made us mighty, 

And stronger than the strong. 

4 " And whosoever cometh 

I will not cast him out." 
Oh, welcome voice of Jesus, 

Which drives away our doubt : 
Which calls us — very sinners, 

Unworthy though we be 
Of love so free and boundless — 

To come, dear Lord, to Thee ! 



Come, weary one, and find sweet rest ; 

Jesus is passing by ! 
Come where the longing heart is blest, 

And on His word rely. 

Pass - - ing by ! . . pass - - ing by I . . 
Hasten to meet Him on the way, 
Jesus is passing by to-day ! 
Pass - - ing by ! . . pass - - ing by ! . . 

2 Come, burdened one, bring all your 

Jesus is passing by ! [care : 

The love that listens to your prayer 
Will " no good thing " deny. 

3 Come, hungry one, and tell your 

Jesus is passing by ! [need : 

The Bread of Life your soul will feed, 
And fully satisfy. 

4 Come, contrite one, and seek His 

Jesus is passing by ! [grace ; 

See in His reconciled face 
The sunshine of the sky. 

376 (51.) 


Come, ye sinners, poor and needy, 
Weak and wounded, sick and sore ; 

Jesus ready stands to save you, 
Full of pity, love, and power. 

He is able ; 
He is willing : doubt no more. 

2 Now ye needy, come and welcome; 

God's free bounty glorify : 
True belief and true repentance — 
Every grace that brings you nigh — 

Without money, 
Come to Jesus Christ and buy. 

3 Let not conscience make you linger, 

Nor of fitness fondly dream ; 
All the fitness He requireth 
Is to feel your need of Him : 

This He gives you — 
'Tis the Spirit's rising beam. 

4 Come, ye weary, heavy-laden, 

Bruised and ruined by the Fall ; 
If you tarry till you're better, 
You will never come at all : 

Not the righteous — 
Sinners, Jesus came to call. 

5 View Him prostrate in the garden, 

On the ground your Maker lies ! 
On the bloody tree behold Him, 
Hear Him cry before He dies, 

" It is finished ! " 
Sinner, will not this suffice ? 

6 Lo, th' incarnate God, ascended, 

Pleads the merit of His blood ; 
Venture on Him. venture wholly, 
Let no other trust intrude ; 

None but Jesus 
Can do helpless sinners good. 



Step over the threshold, and wander 
no more, 
Oppressed with the burden of sin ; 
Step over the threshold; why stand 
at the door ? 
The Healer is waiting within. 

Then come as thou art ; thy poor broken heart 

Renewed by His Spirit shall be : 
Step over the threshold : why stand at the door ? 

Come in, there is mercy for thee. 

2 Step over the threshold : let faith be 

thy guide 
To Him, thy Physician so kind ; 
Go wash in the fountain that flows 

from His side, [find. 

And health to thy soul thou shalt 

3 Step over the threshold, repent and 

And quickly thy burden will fall ; 
Oh, touch but His garment, and thou 

shalt receive 
The pardon He offers to all. 

4 Step over the threshold, no shelter 

Last thou ; 
Thy refuge He offers to be ; 


Step over the threshold, and come to 
Him now ; 
O lost one, He tarries for thee ! 

378 (IS) 


Behold Me standing at the door, 
And hear Me pleading evermore, 
With gentle voice : Oh, heart of sin, 
May I come in ? may I come in ? 

Behold Me standing at the door, 
And hear Ale pleading evermore : 
Say, weary heart, oppressed with sin, 
May I come in ? may I come in ? 

2 I bore the cruel thorns for thee, 
I waited long and patiently : 

Say, weary heart, oppressed with sin. 
May I come in ? may I come in ? 

3 I would not plead with thee in vain ; 
Remember all My grief and pain ! 

I died to ransom thee from sin : 
May I come in ? may I come in ? 

4 I bring thee joy from heaven above, 

I bring thee pardon, peace, and love : 
Say, weary heart, oppressed with sin, 
May I come in ? may I come in ? 

379 (») 


Have you been to Jesus for the 

cleansing power ? [Lamb? 

Are you washed in the blood of the 

Are you fully trusting in His grace 

this hour ? [Lamb ? 

Are you washed in the blood of the 

Are you washed ... in the blood, . . . 
In the soul-cleansing blood of the Lamb ? . . . 
Are your garments spotless ? Are they white as 
snow ? 
Are you washed in the blood of the Lamb ? 

2 Are you walking daily by the Saviour's 

side ? [Lamb ? 

Are you washed in the blood of the 

Do you rest each moment in the 

Crucified ? [Lamb ? 

Are you washed in the blood of the 

3 When the Bridegroom cometh will 

your robes be white ? [Lamb ? 

Pure and white in the blood of the 

Will your soul be ready for the 

mansions bright, [Lamb ? 

And be washed in the blood of the 

4 Lay aside the garments that are 

stained with sin, [Lamb ! 

And be washed in the blood of the 

There's a fountain flowing for the 

soul unclean — [Lamb ! 

Oh, be washed in the blood of the 


7.5.7 5 

Art thou troubled, sin-oppressed ? 

Come to Jesus now ; 
Wouldst thou find thy only rest ? 

Come to Jesus now. 

Weary wanderer, come and see 
What His grace will do for thee 
Hear Him say, Come away, 
Come, oh come to-day I 

2 Day is fading in the west, 

Come to Jesus now ; 
Lean thy head upon His breast — 
Come to Jesus now. 

3 He will all thy sins forgive, 

Come to Jesus now ; 
Look to Him and thou shalt live; 
Come to Jesus now. 




Once again the Gospel message 
From the Saviour you have heard; 

Will you heed the invitation ? 
Will you turn and seek the Lord t 

Come believing ! . . come believing ! . • 
Come to Jesus ! look and live 1 . . 

Come believing ! . . come believing ! .. 
Come to Jesus ! look and live ! 

2 Many summers you have wasted, 

Ripened harvests you have seen; 
Winter snows by spring have melted, 
Yet you linger in your sin. 

3 Jesus for your choice is waiting; 

Tarry not : at once decide ! 
While the Spirit now is striving, 
Yield, and seek the Saviour's side. 

4 Cease of fitness to be thinking ; 

Do not longer try to feel ; 
It is trusting, and not feeling, 
That will give the Spirit's seal. 

5 Let your will to God be given, 

Trust in Christ's atoning blood; 
Look to Jesus now in heaven, 
Rest on His unchanging word. 


Believe and receive the Saviour, 

God's gift of love divine, 
And Christ and heaven and glory 

Shall evermore be thine. 

Believe, and receive Him, 
'Tis all that you have to do ; 

For He, your great Redeemer, 
Has done all the rest for you. 

2 Believe and receive the Saviour, 
For you His blood was shed ; 
He took your sins upon Him, 
And suffered in your stead. 



3 Believe and receive the Saviour, 

And ne'er from Him depart ; 
He'll set His mark in your forehead, 
His seal upon your heart. 

4 Believe and receive the Saviour, 

Forth to the conflict go, [Spirit, 
With the word, the sword of the 
To meet the advancing foe. 

5 Go forth in the Spirit's power, 

And the all-prevailing name 
Of Christ, the world's Redeemer, 
His Gospel to proclaim. 

*5o*5 (530) l.m. 

O wandering souls, why will you 

Away from God, away from Home ? 
The Saviour calls, oh, hear Him say — 
'* Whoever will " may come to-day ! 

" Whoever will ! " " whoever will ! " 
" Whoever will " may come to-day j 
" Whoever will " may come to-day, 
And drink of the water of life. 

2 Behold His hands extended now, 
The dews of night are on His brow ; 
He knocks, He calls, He waiteth still : 
Oh, come to Him, " whoever will ! " 

3 In simple faith His word believe, 
And His abundant grace receive ; 
No love like His the heart can fill ; 
Oh, come to Him, " whoever will ! " 

4 The " Spirit and the bride say, 

Come ! " [home ; 

And find in Him sweet rest, and 
Let him that heareth echo still 
The blessed " Whosoever will I " 


O weary heart, why seek in vain 
The balm of rest from earth to gain, 
While Jesus waits, your King to reign, 
And all your sins forgive ? 

Awake, arise ! no more delay ; 
He calls you now — His voice obey ; 
The loving words He speaks to-day, 
Oh hear, and you shall live ! 

2 He calls again ; on Him believe, 

His gift of grace through faith receive ; 
Your truest Friend no longer grieve, 
But haste your heart to give. 

3 To Jesus come, and at His feet 
That precious name with praise 

repeat ; [sweet 

Oh, trust Him now, and learn how 
The peace His love will give. 

OOj (510) cm. 

" Look unto Me, and be ye saved ! " 

Oh, hear the blest command ! 
Salvation full, salvation free, 

Proclaim o'er every land ! 

" Look unto Me, . . . and be ye saved, . . . 
All ye ends of the earth ! . . . 
For I am God ; . . . there is none else : . .. 
Look unto me, and be ye saved." . . . 

2 " Look unto Me," upon the cross, 

O weary, burdened soul ; 
'Twas there on Me thy sins were 
Believe, and be made whole ! [laid — 

3 " Look unto Me," thy risen Lord, 

In dark temptation's hour ; 
The needful grace I'll freely give, 
To keep from Satan's power. 

4 " Look unto Me," and not within — 

No help is there for thee: 
For pardon, peace, and all thy need, 
Look only unto Me ! 

JOD (334) P.M. 

Jesus, Gracious One, calleth now to 
" Come, O sinner, come ! " [thee, 
Calls so tenderly, calls so lovingly, 
" Now, O sinner, come ! " 
Words of peace and blessing, 
Christ's own love confessing ! 
Hear the sweet voice of Jesus, 

Full, full of love ; 
Calling tenderly, calling lovingly, 
" Come, O sinner, come i " 

2 Still He waits for thee, pleading 


" Come, oh come, to Me ! " 
" Heavy-laden one, I thy grief have 

Come and rest in Me." [borne, 
Words with love o'erflowing, 
Life and bliss bestowing ! 

3 Weary, sin-sick soul, called so gra- 

Canst thou dare refuse ? [ciously, 
Mercy offered thee, freely, tenderly, 
Wilt thou still abuse ? 

Come, for time is flying ! 

Haste, thy lamp is dying ! 

JO/ (IS) p.m. 

Take the wings of the morning, 

speed quickly thy flight 
To Jesus, thy Saviour, thy hope, 

and thy light ! [thee, 

The fount of His mercy is open for 
Go wash, and be cleansed in its 

waters so free ! 

Fly away, fly away on the wings of the 

morning ! [Friend ! 

Fly away, fly away, to thy Saviour and 


2 Fly away to thy Saviour, He waits to 

forgive ; [shall live : 

One look of His love, and thy spirit 
Thy faith will secure thee His blessing 

divine ; [will be thine ! 

Go plead thou His merit, and peace 

3 On the wings of the morning fly home 

to His breast — [rest : 

There only thy refuge, there only thy 
The moments are precious, the noon- 
tide is near ; [not here ! 
Fly home to thy Saviour ! oh, linger 

388 (!£) 

Come, oh, come, while Christ is call- 
Linger not in paths of sin ; [ing, 

Sever every tie that binds you, 
And the heavenly race begin. 

Calling now, . . calling now, . . 
Hear the Saviour calling now ; . . 
Calling now, . . calling now, . . 
Hear the Saviour calling now. 

2 Come, oh, come, while Christ is 

pleading ; 
Oh, what love His tones convey ! 
Will you slight His proffered mercy, 
Will you longer from Him stray ? 

3 Come, oh, come, delay no longer, 

For th' accepted time is now ; 

Yield, oh, yield yourself to Jesus, 

And before His sceptre bow. 

389 ( S 24') P.M. 

" Whosoever heareth ! " shout, shout 

the sound ! 
Send the blessed tidings all the world 
around ; [man is found, 

Spread the joyful news wherever 
" Whosoever will may come." 

" Whosoever will ! " " whosoever will ! " 
Send the proclamation over vale and hill ; 
'Tis a loving Father calls the wanderer 
" Whosoever will may come." [home : 

2 Whosoever cometh need not delay ; 
Now the door is open, enter while 

you may ; [Way : 

Jesus is the True, the only Living 
" Whosoever will may come." 

3 " Whosoever will," the promise is 

secure ; [endure ; 

" Whosoever will," for ever shall 
" Whosoever will," 'tis life for ever- 
more : 
" Whosoever will may come." 

O-^U (477/ 7s. 

Sinners Jesus will receive ; 
Sound this word of grace to all 

Who the heavenly pathway leave, 
All who linger, all who fall ! 

Sing it o'er . . . and o'er again : . . . 
Christ receiv - - eth sinful men ; . . •. 

Make the mes sage clear and plain : . . 

Christ receiveth sinful men. 

2 Come : and He will give you rest ; 

Trust Him : for His word is plain ; 
He will take the sinfulest : 
Christ receiveth sinful men. 

3 Now my heart condemns me not, 

Pure before the law I stand ; 
He who cleansed me from all spot, 
Satisfied its last demand. 

4 Christ receiveth sinful men, 

Even me with all my sin ; 
Purged from every spot and stain, 
Heaven with Him I enter in. 




44 Call them in " — the poor, the 
wretched, [fold ; 

Sin-stained wanderers from the 
Peace and pardon freely offer ; 

Can you weigh their worth with 

gold ? [weary, 

"Call them in "—the weak, the 

Laden with the doom of sin ; 
Bid them come and rest in Jesus ; 

He is waiting — " Call them in." 

2 " Call them in "—the Jew, the Gen- 

Bid the stranger to the feast ; [tile ; 
44 Call them in " — the rich, the noble, 

From the highest to the least : 
Forth the Father runs to meet them, 

He hath all their sorrows seen ; 
Robe, and ring, and royal sandals, 

Wait the lost ones—" Call them in." 

3 " Call them in "—the little children, 

Tarrying far away . . . away ; 
Wait — oh, wait not for to-morrow, 

Christ would have them come to- 
Follow on ! the Lamb is leading ! 

He has conquered — we shall win ; 
Bring the halt and blind to Jesus ; 

He will heal them— 4 ' Call them in." 

4 " Call them in " — the broken-hearted, 

Cowering 'neath the brand of 
shame ; 
Speak Love's message, low and 
tender — 
'Twas for sinners Jesus came : 
See ! the shadows lengthen round us, 

Soon the day-dawn will begin; 
Can you leave them lost and lonely ? 
Christ is coming — " Call them in." 



( s «i) 


Come, every soul by sin oppressed, 
There's mercy with the Lord ; 

And He will surely give you rest 
By trusting in His word. 

Only trust Him! only trust Him 

Only trust Him mow ! 
He will save you ! He will save you I 

He will save you now I 

2 For Jesus shed His precious blood 

Rich blessings to bestow ; 
Plunge now into the crimson flood 
That washes white as snow. 

3 Yes, Jesus is the Truth, the Way 

That leads you into rest ; 
Believe in Him without delay, 
And you are fully blest. 

4 Come then, and join this holy band, 

And on to glory go, 
To dwell in that celestial land 
Where joys immortal flow. 

393 (Bf) 


Praise be to Jesus, His mercy is free : 

Mercy is free, mercy is free ! [thee — 
Sinner, that mercy is flowing for 

Mercy is boundless and free ! 
If thou art willing on Him to believe : 

Mercy is free, mercy is free ! 
Life everlasting thou mayest receive : 

Mercy is boundless and free ! 

Je«us, the Saviour, is seeking for thee, 
Seeking for thee, seeking for thee ; 

Lovingly, tenderly calling for thee, 
Calling and seeking for thee ! 

2 Why on the mountains of sin wilt 

thou roam ? [home : 

Gently the Spirit is calling thee 
Art thou in darkness ? oh, come to 

the light : [night : 

Jesus is waiting, He'll save you to- 

3 Think of His goodness, His patience, 

and love : [above : 

Pleading thy cause with His Father 
Come, and repenting, oh, give Him 

thy heart : [thou art : 

Grieve Him no longer, but come as 

4 Yes, there is pardon for all who be- 

lieve : [receive : 

Come, and this moment a blessing 
Jesus is waiting, oh, hear Him pro- 
claim : [name : 
Cling to His promise, believe on His 

OV4 (l837 

Wilt thou not come, O soul opprest, 
To Him who offers peace and rest ? 

While Jesus pleads, no longer stay; 
He's calling thee to-day. 

He is call - - ing, gently call - - ing, 

Do not turn from Him away ; 
He is call - - ing, gently call - - ing, 
He is calling thee to-day. 

2 Wilt thou not heed the Saviour's 

voice, [choice ? 

Believe His word, make Him thy 
Accept His grace without delay; 
He's calling thee to-day. 

3 Oh, hear Him say, " Be not afraid, 
On Me thy load of guilt was laid ; " 
" Come unto Me," " I am the Way ; " 

He's calling thee to-day. 

4 O wandering one, no longer roam 
Away from God, away from home ; 
The Spirit's voice at once obey ; 

He's calling thee to-day. 

395 (W 


Our life is like a stormy sea 

Swept by the gales of sin and grief; 
While on the windward and the lee 

Hang heavy clouds of unbelief. 
But o'er the deep a call we hear, 

Like harbour bell's inviting voice; 
It tells the lost that hope is near. 

And bids the trembling soul rejoice. 

" This way, this way, O heart opprest, 
So long by storm and tempest driven ; 

This way, this way — lo ! here is rest," 
Rings out the harbour bell of heaven. 

2 Oh, let us now the call obey, [shore ; 

And steer our bark for yonder 
Where still that voice directs the way, 

In pleading tones for evermore. 
A thousand life-wrecks strew the sea ; 

They're going down at every swell : 
" Come unto me ! Come unto me ! " 

Rings out th' assuring harbour bell. 

3 O tempted one, look up, be strong I 

The promise of the Lord is sure, 
That they shall sing the victor's song, 

Who faithful to the end endure. 
God's Holy Spirit comes to thee, 

Of His abiding love to tell ; 
To blissful port, o'er stormy sea, [bell. 

Calls heaven's inviting harbour 

4 Come, gracious Lord, and in Thy love 

Conduct us o'er life's stormy wave ; 

Oh, guide us to the home above, 

The blissful home beyond the 

grave ; 

There, safe from rock, and storm, and 

flood, [cease, 

Our song of praise shall never 


To Him who bought us with His 

blood, [peace. 

And brought us to the port of 

39o (Sm) p.m. 

Jesus is tenderly calling thee home — 

Calling to-day, calling to-day ! 
Why from the sunshine of love wilt 
thou roam, 
Farther and farther away ? 

Call - - ing to-day ! . . call - - ing to-day ! . . 

Je - - - bus is call ing, is tenderly calling 

to-day ! 

2 Jesus is calling the weary to rest — 

Calling to-day, calling to-day ! 
Bring Him thy burden, and thou 
shalt be blest : 
He will not turn thee away. 

3 Jesus is waiting, oh, come to Him 

now — 
Waiting to-day, waiting to-day ! 
Come with thy sins, at His feet lowly 

Come, and no longer delay ! 

4 Jesus is pleading: oh, list to His 

voice — [day ! 

Hear Him to-day, hear Him to- 

They who believe on His name shall 

Quickly arise and away ! [rejoice ; 

%5V / (493) CM. 

M Look unto Me, and be ye saved ! " 
Look, men of nations all ; 

Look, rich and poor; look, old and 
young ; 
Look, sinners, great and small ! 

Look unto Him, and be ye saved I 
O weary, troubled soul ; 

Oh, look to Jesus while you may : 
One look will make thee whole ! 

2 " Look unto Me, and be ye saved ! " 

Look now, nor dare delay ; 
Look as you are — lost, guilty, dead; 
Look while 'tis called to-day. 

3 " Look unto Me, and be ye saved ! " 

Look from your doubts and fears ; 
Look from your sins of crimson dye, 
Look from your prayers and tears 

4 " Look unto Me, and be ye saved ! " 

Look to the work all done ; 
Look to the pierced Son of Man ; 
Look, and your sins are gone 1 




Tis looking unto Jesus, 
The holy One and just ; 

'Tis His great work mat saves us - 
It is not Try, but Trust ! 

It is not Try, but Trust ! 
It is not Try, but Trust ! 
'Tis His great work that saves us: 
It is not Try, but Trust ! 

2 /Twas vain for Israel bitten 

By serpents, on their way, 
To look to their own doing, 

That awful plague to stay ; 
The only means for healing, 

When humbled in the dust, 
Was of the Lord's revealing — 

It was not Try, but Trust ! 

3 No deeds of ours are needed 

To make Christ's merit more ; 
No frames of mind, or feelings, 

Can add to His great store ; 
'Tis simply to receive Him, 

The holy One and just ; 
'Tis only to believe Him — 

It is not Try, but Trust ! 


Not saved are we by trying, 
From self can come no aid ; 

'Tis on the Blood relying, 
Once for our ransom paid. 

Come to the Saviour now ! 

He gently calleth thee ; 
In true repentance bow, 

Before Him bend the knee ! 
He waiteth to bestow 

Salvation, peace, and love, 
True joy on earth below, 

A home in heaven above. 
Come, come, come. 

2 Come to the Saviour now ! 

Gaze on that cleansing tide — 
Water and blood that flow 

Forth from His wounded side. 
Hark to the suffering One : 

" 'Tis finished ! " now He cries ; 
Redemption's work is done, 

Then bows His head and dies. 
Come, come, come. 

3 Come to the Saviour now ! 

He suffered all for thee ; 
And in His merits thou 

Hast an unfailing plea : 
No vain excuses frame, 

For feelings do not stay ; 
None who to Jesus came 

Were ever sent away. 
Come, come, come. 

4 Come to the Saviour now ! 

Ye who have wandered far, 
Renew your solemn vow, 
For His by right you are. 


Come, like poor wandering sheep 

Returning to His fold — 
His arm will safely keep, 
His love will ne'er grow cold. 
Come, come, come. 
5 Come to the Saviour, all ! 
Whate'er your burdens be ; 
Hear now His loving call — 

" Cast all your care on Me." 
Come, and for every grief 

In Jesus you will find 
A sure and safe relief, 
A loving Friend and kind. 
Come, come, come. 

400 ®) 

Whoever receiveth the crucified One, 
Whoever believeth on God's only 
Son, [have : 

A free and a perfect salvation shall 
For He is abundantly able to save. 

My brother, the Mas ter is calling for 

thee ; . . . [drously free ! . . . 

His grace and His mer - - - cy are won- 

His blood as a ran som for sinners He 

gave, . . . 

And He is abun dantly able to save. 

2 Whoever receiveth the message of 

God, [cleansing blood, 

And trusts in the power of the soul- 
A full and eternal redemption shall 

have : [save. 

For He is both able and willing to 

3 Whoever repents and forsakes every 

sin, [come in, 

And opens his heart for the Lord to 
A present and perfect salvation shall 

have : [save. 

For Jesus is ready this moment to 

401 (!&) 

Art thou weary ? art thou languid ? 
Art thou sore distrest ? [coming, 
"Come to Me," saith One; "and 
Be at rest ! " 

2 Hath He marks to lead me to Him, 

If He be my guide ? [prints, 

" In His feet and hands are wound- 
And His side." 

3 Is there diadem as Monarch 

That His brow adorns ? 
" Yea, a crown, in very surety, 
But of thorns." 

4 If I find Him, if I follow, 

What His guerdon here ? 
'* Many a sorrow, many a labour, 
Many a tear." 

5 If I still hold closely to Him, 

What hath He at last ? 
" Sorrow vanquished, labour ended, 
Jordan passed." 

6 If I ask Him to receive me, 

Will He say me nay ? 
" Not till earth, and not till heaven, 
Pass away." 

7 Finding, following, keeping, strug- 

Is He sure to bless ? [glhig, 

44 Saints, Apostles, Prophets, Martyrs, 
Answer — Yes ! " 

402 (SS) 

Press onward, press onward, and, 
trusting the Lord, [His Word ; 

Remember the promise proclaimed in 

He guideth the footsteps, directeth 
the way, [obey ! 

Of all who confess Him : believe and 

Believe and obey, believe and obey ! 
The Master is calling, — no longer delay ! 
The light of His mercy shines bright on the way 
Of all who confess Him : believe and obey. 

2 Press onward, press onward, if you 

would secure [sure ; 

The rest of the faithful, abiding and 
The gift of salvation is offered to-day 
To all who confess Him : believe and 

obey ! 

3 Press onward, press onward, your 

courage renew ; [in view ; 

The prize is before you, the crown is 
His love is so boundless, He'll never 

say Nay [and obey ! 

To those who confess Him: believe 

403 ( 




Over the thorn and thistle, 
Along the stony way, 
From the Shepherd's care to the 
desert bare, 
There wandered a sheep one day ; 
And a voice fell sadly from far 
away : [love to stray ? " 

" My sheep, how long wilt thou 

2 Over the thorn and thistle, 

Along the stony way, [sped 

With feet that bled, the Shepherd 

To where the wanderer lay; 

He had heard it crying from far 

away : [flock, I pray ! " 

" Lord, bring me home to Thy 

3 " Over the thorn and thistle, 

Along the stony way, [Me, 

I have sought for thee, now trust to 
I'll bear thee home to-day. 


The wolf and lion flee far away [lay." 
When on My shoulder My sheep I 
4 Instead of the thorn and thistle, 

The myrtle bedecks the way [leads 

Where the Shepherd feeds and gently 

The sheep He found that day; 

And He leadeth others from far away 

To rest in fields of a cloudless day. 

404 c 



Weary wanderer, stop and listen, 
Happy news we bring to thee ; 

Jesus has prepared a banquet ; 
Come, and welcome thou shalt be. 

Make no longer vain excuses, 
Jesus calls, and calls thee now ; 

Come, for everything is ready : 
Weary soul, why waitest thou ? 

2 Are thy sins a heavy burden ? 

Come to God, confess them now ; 
He is willing to forgive thee ; 
Ask, receive, why waitest thou ? 

3 On the loving arm of Jesus [now ? 

Wouldst thou lean, and trust Him 

Let Him cleanse thee at the fountain ; 

Come at once ! why waitest thou ? 

4 See the beauteous wedding garment ; 

In His hands He holds it now : 
Haste, oh haste, thee to the banquet ; 
Enter in ! why waitest thou ? 


Come, for all things are ready ! 'Tis a 
banquet of love ; [Master above : 

Here's a free invitation from the 

It is written in crimson, drawn from 
Calvary's flood, 

From the wonderful fountain of the 

soul-cleansing blood. 

Oh, what fulness in Jesus ! Oh, what glad- 
ness to know, [them as snow. 
Though our sins be as scarlet, He'll make 

2 Come, for all things are ready ! 

Heaven's bounty is spread ; 
Take the cup of salvation, take the 

life-giving bread : 
Come, though poor and unworthy; 

come, though sinful and weak ; 
'Tis the hungry and thirsty whom the 

Master doth seek. 

3 Come, for all things are ready ! here's 

a robe, snowy white, 
Fairer far than the raiment of the 

angels of light : 
For the beauty of Jesus will thy 

covering be ; [given to thee. 

Only ask for this garment, 'twill be 


406 (BO 

Though your sins are manifold — 
Jesus will not cast you out ! 

He's a Friend, of love untold — 
Jesus will not cast you out ! 

God, to save us every one, 

Freely gave His only Son ; 

Come, whate'er you may have done- 
Jesus will not cast you out ! 

2 Though you've spurned Him day by 

Jesus will not cast you out ! [day — 
Come to Him — the Light, the Way — 

Jesus will not cast you out ! 
He will cleanse and make you whole ; 
Waves of sin may o'er you roll — 
He will save your deathless soul — 

Jesus will not cast you out ! 

3 Grace is freely offered now — 

Jesus will not cast you out ! 
At the cross, O wanderer, bow — 

Jesus will not cast you out ! 
Come, nor turn again to sin ! 
Come, He bids you enter in ! 
Come, and life eternal win ! 

Jesus will not cast you out ! 

4UV (394) 

Come, thou weary ! Jesus calls thee 

To His wounded side ; 
" Come to Me," saith He, " and ever 
Safe abide." 

2 " Seeking Jesus " ? Jesus seeks thee — 

Wants thee as thou art ; 
He is knocking, ever knocking 
At thy heart. 

3 If thou let Him, He will save thee— 

Make thee all His own ; 
Guide thee; keep thee; take thee, 
To His throne. [dying. 

4 Wilt thou still refuse His offer ? 

Wilt thou say Him nay ? 
Wilt thou let Him, grieved, rejected, 
Go away ? 

5 Dost thou feel thy life is weary ? 

Is thy soul distrest ? 
Take His offer, wait no longer : 
Be at rest ! 

408 (S) 

Come to Jesus ! come away ! 
Forsake thy sins — oh, why delay ? 
His arms are open night and day ; 

He waits to welcome thee ! 
2 Come to Jesus ! all is free ; [Me ! 
Hark ! how He calls, " Come unto 
I cast out none, I'll pardon thee." 

Oh, thou shalt welcome be ! 


3 Come to Jesus ! cling to Him ; 
He'll keep thee far from paths of sin ; 
Thou shalt at last the victory win, 

And He will welcome thee. 

4 Cooae to Jesus ! do not stand : 

The Father draws — 'tis His com- 
mand ; [hand, 
And none shall pluck thee from His 
No — that can never be ! 

5 Come to Jesus ! — Lord, I come ! 
Weary of sin, no more I'd roam, 
But with my Saviour be at home ; 

I know He'll welcome me ! 

409 ( 



Look away to Jesus, soul by woe 
oppressed ; [Him and rest. 

Twas for thee He suffered, come to 

All thy griefs He carried, all thy sins 
He bore ; [more. 

Look away to Jesus ; trust Him ever- 

2 Look away to Jesus, soldier in the 

fight ; [armour bright ; 

When the battle thickens, keep thine 
Though thy foes be many, though 

thy strength be small, [all. 

Look away to Jesus ; He will conquer 

3 Look away to Jesus, when the skies 

are fair : [ner, beware ! 

Calm seas have their dangers; mari- 
Earthly joys are fleeting, going as 

they came ; [same. 

Look away to Jesus; evermore the 

4 Look away to Jesus, 'mid the toil and 

heat ; [Master's feet ; 

Soon will come the resting at the 
For the guests are bidden, and the 

feast is spread ; [tread. 

Look away to Jesus, in His footsteps 

5 When, amid the music of the endless 

feast, [shall not be least ; 

Saints will sing His praises, thine 
Then, amid the glories of the crystal 

sea, [nity. 

Look away to Jesus, through eter- 




Oh, come to the Saviour, believe in 
His name, 
And ask Him your heart to renew : 
He waits to be gracious, oh, turn not 
For now there is pardon for you. 

Yes, there is pardon for you, . . 

Yes, there is pardon for you ; . . 
For Jesus has died to redeem you, 

And offers full uardon to you. 

2 The way of transgression that leads 

unto death, 
Oh, why will you longer pursue ? 
How can you reject the sweet message 

of love, 
That offers full pardon to you ? 

3 Be warned of your danger, escape to 

the cross ; 
Your only salvation is there : 
Believe, and that moment the Spirit 

of grace 
Will answer your penitent prayer. 

41 J. (589) p.M 

I've a message from the Lord, Halle- 
lujah ! 
The message unto you I'll give; 
'Tis recorded in His Word, Halle- 
lujah ! 
It is only that you " look and live." 

" Look and live," . . . my brother, live I . . . 

Look to Jesus now and live ; 
'Tis recorded in His Word, Hallelujah ! 

It is only that you " look and live I " 

2 I've a message full of love, Halle- 

lujah ! 

A message, O my friend, for you ; 
Tis a message from above, Halle- 
lujah ! 

Jesus said it — and I know 'tis true ! 

3 Life is offered unto thee, Hallelujah ! 

Eternal life thy soul shall have, 
If you'll only look to Him, Halle- 
lujah ! 
Look to Jesus, who alone can save. 




This loving Saviour stands patiently ; 
Though oft rejected, calls again for 

Calling now for thee, prodigal, 
Calling now for thee : 
Thou hast wandered far away, 
But He's calling now for thee. 

Oh, boundless mercy, free, free to all ! 
Stay, child of error, heed the tender 

Though all unworthy, come now, 

come home; [Lord, 1 come." 
Say while He's waiting, " Jesus, 




Come to the Saviour, hear His loving 
voice ! [true; 

Never will you find a Friend so 
Now He is waiting, trust Him and 

Tenderly He calleth you ! [rejoice, 


Oh, what a Saviour standing at the door ! 
Haste while He lingers ; pardon now implore I 
Still He is waiting, grieve His love no more : 
Tenderly He calleth you. 

2 Blest words of comfort, gently now 

they fall, [Way; 

Jesus is the Life, the Truth, the 

Come to the fountain, there is room 

Jesus bids you come to-day. [for all, 

3 Softly the Spirit whispers to thy 

heart— [grace ; 

Do not slight the Saviour's offered 

Gladly receive Him, let Him not 

depart — 
Happy they who seek His face ! 

414 GS) 

Softly and tenderly Jesus is calling — 
Calling for you and for me ; 

Patiently Jesus is waiting and watch- 
Watching for you and for me ! 

" Come home ! . . come home ! . . . 

Ye who are weary — come home ! " 
Earnestly, tenderly Jesus is calling — 

Calling, O sinner, " come home I " 

2 Why should we tarry when Jesus is 

pleading — 
Pleading for you and for me ? 
Why should we linger and heed not 

His mercies — 
Mercies for you and for me ? 

3 Time is now fleeting, the moments 

are passing — 
Passing from you and from me ; 
Shadows are gathering, deathbeds are 

coming — 
Coming for you and for me ! 

4 Oh for the wonderful love He has 

promised — 
Promised for you and for me ! 
Though we have sinned, He has 

mercy and pardon — 
Pardon for you and for me ! 

4rJLD V653/ 11.10. 

Ho ! every one that is thirsty in spirit, 
Ho ! every one that is weary and 
sad ; [in Jesus, 

Come to the fountain, there's fulness 
All that you're longing for: come 
and be glad ! 
" I will pour water on him that is thirsty, 
I will pour floods upon the dry ground : 
Open your hearts for the gifts I am bringing ; 
While ye are seeking Me, I will be found." 

2 Child of the world, are you tired of 

your bondage ? [untrue ? 

Weary of earth-joys, so false, so 

Thirsting for God and His fulness of 

blessing ? — [you ! 

List to the promise — a message for 

3 Child of the Kingdom, be filled with 

the Spirit ! [can meet ; 

Nothing but fulness thy longing 

'Tis the enduement for life and for 

service ; [sweet. 

Thine is the promise, so certain, so 

416 «) 


From the cross uplifted high, 
Where the Saviour deigns to die, 
What melodious sounds we hear, 
Bursting on the ravished ear ! 
" Love's redeeming work is done — 
Come and welcome ! sinner, come ! 

2 " Spread for thee, the festal board 
See with richest bounty stored ; 
To thy Father's bosom pressed, 
Thou shalt be a child confessed, 
Never from His house to roam ; 
Come and welcome ! sinner, come ! 

3 " Soon the days of life shall end — 
Lo, I come — your Saviour, Friend ! 
Safe your spirit to convey 

To the realms of endless day, 

Up to My eternal home — 

Come and welcome ! sinner, come ! " 

417 (S) 

The whole world was lost in the 

darkness of sin, 

The Light of the world is Jesus ! 

Like sunshine at noonday His glory 

shone in, 

The Light of the world is Jesus ! 

Come to the Light, 'tis shining for thee; 
Sweetly the Light has dawned upon me; 
Cnce I was blind, but now I can see : 
The Light of the world is Jesus ! 

2 No darkness have we who in Jesus 

The Light of the world is Jesus ! 
We walk in the Light when we follew 

our Guide, 
The Light of the world is Jesus ! 

3 Ye dwellers in darkness, with sin- 

blinded eyes, 
The Light of the world is Jesus ! 
Go, wash at His bidding, and light 

will arise, 
The Light of the world is Jesus ! 

4 No need of the sunlight in heaven, 

we're told, 
The Light of that world is Jesus ! 


The Lamb is the Light in the City 
of Gold, 
The Light of that world is Jesus ! 

418 W 


Out on the mountain, sad and for- 
saken, [see ; 
Lost in its mazes, no light canst thou 
Yet in His mercy, full of compassion, 
Lo ! the Good Shepherd is calling to 
thee ! 

Calling to thee, calling to thee ; 

Jesus is calling, " Come unto Me 1 " 

Calling to thee, calling to thee, 

Hear the Good Shepherd calling to thee ! 

2 Far on the mountain, why wilt thou 

wander ? [be ; 

Darker and darker thy pathway will 
Turn from thy roaming, fly from its 

dangers, [to thee ! 

While the Good Shepherd is calling 

3 Flee from thy bondage, Jesus will 

help thee, [free ; 

Only believe Him, and thou shalt be 
Wonderful mercy, boundless com- 
passion: [thee ! 
Still the Good Shepherd is calling to 

419 ( 




Oh, hear the joyful message, 

'Tis sounding far and wide : 
Good news of full salvation, 

Through Him, the Crucified ; 
God's Word is truth eternal ; 

Its promise all may claim, 
Who look by faith to Jesus, 

And call upon His name. 

" Whosoever calleth, whosoever calleth, 
Whosoever calleth on His name shall be saved ! 

Whosoever calleth, whosoever calleth, 
Whosoever calleth on the Lord shall be saved " 

2 Ye souls that long in darkness 

The path of sin have trod, 
Behold the light of mercy ! 

Behold the Lamb of God ! 
With all your heart believe Him, 

And now the promise claim — 
That none shall ever perish 

Who call upon His name. 

3 Ye weary, heavy-laden, 

Oppressed with toil and care : 
He waits to bid you welcome, 

And all your burdens bear ; 
A precious gift He offers, 

A gift that all may claim, 
Who look to Him believing, 

And call upon His name. 

^.JJyJ die') 8.3.8.e. 

Just as thou art, without one trace 
Of love, or joy, or inward grace, 
Or meetness for the heavenly place, 
O guilty sinner, come ! 

2 Burdened with guilt, wouldst thou be 

blest ? 
Trust not the world, it gives no rest ; 
Christ brings relief to hearts opprest ; 
O weary sinner, come ! 

3 Come, leave thy burden at the cross, 
Count all thy gains but empty dross ; 
His grace repays all earthly loss : 

O needy sinner, come ! 

4 Come, hither bring thy boding fears, 
Thy aching heart, thy burning tears ; 
'Tis Mercy's voice salutes thine ears : 

O trembling sinner, come ! 

5 " The Spirit and the Bride say, 

Come ! " 
Rejoicing saints re-echo, " Come ! " 
Who faints, who thirsts, who will, 

may come : 
The Saviour bids thee come ! 

421 ( 

26 ) 


Wouldst thou, O weary soul, be 
blest ? 
In Christ the Lord thy Saviour see ; 
His grace alone can give thee rest, 
And lo ! He calleth, " Come to 

Oh, come to Me ! . . . Oh, come to Me I . . . 
The Saviour calleth, " Come to Me ! . . . 

Ye heavy la den, come to Me, . . . 

And I will give you rest." 

2 He does not wait for greater worth, 

Or more of holiness in thee ; 
He brings good news to all the earth, 
And still He calleth, " Come to 

3 Hast thou not sinned ten thousand 

times ? [free ; 

His pardoning grace will set thee 
Count unbelief the worst of crimes, 
And trust thy Saviour's " Come to 

Me !" 

4 Eternal life is in His Word, 

He asks thee now His child to be ; 
No sweeter sound was ever heard 
Than His most gracious " Come to 

5 Be this thine answer now, and here : 

" Since Thou hast kindly called for 
Thy tender love dispels my fear ; [me, 
I come. I come O Lord, to Thee ! 



( s i§) 


Knocking, knocking, who is there ? 

Waiting, waiting, oh, how fair ! 
Tis a Pilgrim, strange and kingly, 

Never such was seen before ; 
Ah, my soul, for such a wonder, 

Wilt thou not undo the door ? 

2 Knocking, knocking ! still He's there : 

Waiting, waiting, wondrous fair : 
But the door is hard to open, 

For the weeds and ivy-vine, 
With their dark and clinging tendrils, 

Ever round the hinges twine. 

3 Knocking, knocking — what, still 

there ? 

Waiting, waiting, grand and fair ! 
Yes, the pierced hand still knocketh, 

And beneath the crowned hair 
Beam the patient eyes, so tender, 

Of thy Saviour waiting there. 

423 ( 




Why perish with cold and with 
hunger ? 

There's plenty for all and to spare 
In the beautiful home of thy Father, 

And a welcome awaiting thee there. 

Come ! come ! wanderer, come ! 
There's plenty for thee in thy Father's home; 

Come ! come ! wanderer, come ! 
There's welcome and love in thy Father's home. 

2 Come, wanderer, and say to thy 

Father, [Thee ; 

" I've sinned against heaven and 
Not worthy a place with Thy children, 
Thy servant I gladly would be." 

3 Thy Father is waiting to greet thee, 

And watching for thee to return ; 
His heart is so full of compassion : 
Oh, prodigal, wilt thou not come ? 

424 (a) 


" Come unto Me ! " It is the 
Saviour's voice — [rejoice ; 

The Lord of life, who bids thy heart 

O weary heart, with heavy cares 
opprest, [you rest. 

" Come unto Me," and I will give 

" Come unto Me, . . come unto Me, . . . 
Come unto Me ; and I will give you rest, 
I will give you rest, . . I will give you 
rest ! " . . 

2 Weary with life's long struggle, full 

of pain, [again ; 

O doubting soul, thy Saviour calls 

Thy doubts shall vanish, and thy 

sorrows cease ; [you peace. 

" Come unto Me," and I will give 

3 O dying man, with guilt and sin 

dismayed, [afraid ; 

With conscience wakened, of thy God 
'Twixt hopes and fears — oh, end the 

anxious strife ! — [you life. 

" Come unto Me," and I will give 

4 Life, rest, and peace, the flowers of 

deathless bloom, [the tomb ; 

The Saviour gives us, — not beyond 
But here and now: on earth some 

glimpse is given [gates of heaven. 
Of joys which wait us through the 




word, of words the sweetest, 
O word, in which there lie 

All promise, all fulfilment, 

Arid end of mystery ! 
Lamenting, or rejoicing, 

With doubt or terror nigh, 

1 hear the " Come ! " of Jesus, 
And to His cross I fly. 

" Come ! . . . oh, come to Me ! . . . 
Come ! . . . oh, come to Me ! " 
Weary, heavy-laden, 
Come ! oh, come to Me ! " 

2 O soul ! why shouldst thou wander 

From such a loving Friend ? 
Cling closer, closer to Him, 

Stay with Him to the end : 
Alas ! I am so helpless, 

So very full of sin, 
For I am ever wandering, 

And coming back again. 

3 Oh, each time draw me nearer, 

That soon the " Come " may be 
Naught but a gentle whisper, 

To one close, close to Thee ; 
Then, over sea and mountain, 

Far from or near my home, 
I'll take Thy hand and follow, 

At that sweet whisper, " Come ! " 

426 (£) 


Oh, turn ye, oh, turn ye, for why will 
ye die, [so nigh ? 

When God in great mercy is coming 

Now Jesus invites you, the Spirit 
says " Come ! " [you home. 

And angels are waiting to welcome 

2 How vain the delusion, that, while 

you delay, [chains melt away ! 

Your hearts may grow better, your 


Come guilty, come wretched, come 

just as you are, [repair. 

All helpless and dying, to Jesus 

3 The contrite in heart He will freely 

receive ; [age believe ? 

Oh, why will you not the glad mess- 

Lf sin be your burden, why will ye 

not come ? [you come home. 

Tis you He makes welcome ; He bids 

427 (!&) 


Look to the Saviour on Calvary's 

tree — 
See how He suffered for you and me ; 
Hark while He lovingly calls to thee, 
" Look, and thou shalt live ! " 

Look, and thou shalt live ! 
Look, and thou shalt live ! 
Look to the cross where He died for thee : 
Look, and thou shalt live 1 

2 Hast thou a sin-burdened soul to 

Life everlasting wouldst thou have ? 
Jesus Himself a ransom gave : 
Look, and thou shalt live ! 

3 Look to the Saviour who rose from 

the tomb ; [is room ; 

Haste now to Him, while there yet 
His shining face will dispel thy 

gloom : 
Look, and thou shalt live ! 

4 Jesus on high lives to intercede, 
He knows the weary sinner's need : 
Surely thy footsteps He will lead : 

Look, and thou shalt live ! 

Warning and Entreaty 

428 ("if) 

Why do you linger, why do you stay, 

In the broad road, that most danger- 
ous way — 

While right before you, narrow and 
strait, [pearly gate ? 

Is the bright pathway to heaven's 

Narrow and strait, . . narrow and strait . . 
Is the bright pathway to heaven's pearly gate. 

2 Do you find pleasures lasting and 

pure [less allure — 

In the gay scenes that the thought- 
While your Redeemer, with love so 

great, [and strait ? 

Points to the way that is narrow 

3 Come, then, beloved, no longer stay ; 
Leave the broad highway, oh, leave 

it to-day ! 

Make your decision — oh, do not 

wait ! [and strait ! 

Take thou the pathway so narrow 

429 fit) 

" Yet there is room ! " The Lamb's 

bright hall of song, [along : 

With its fair glory, beckons thee 

Room, room, still room ! 
Oh, enter, enter now 1 

2 Day is declining, and the sun is low ; 
The shadows lengthen, light makes 

haste to go. 

3 The bridal hall is filling for the feast ; 
Pass in ! pass in ! and be the Bride- 
groom's guest : 

4 It fills, it fills, that hall of jubilee ! 
Make haste, make haste ! 'tis not too 

full for thee ! 

5 Yet there is room ! still open stands 

the gate — [late : 

The gate of love; it is not yet too 

6 Pass in ! pass in ! That banquet is 

for thee : 
That cup of everlasting love is free ; 

7 All heaven is there ! all joy ! Go in, 

go in ! [win : 

The angels beckon thee the prize to 

8 Louder and sweeter sounds the loving 

call : [festal hall : 

Come, lingerer, come ! enter that 

9 Ere night that gate may close, and 

seal thy doom : 
Then the last, low, long cry, " No 
room, no room ! " 

No room, no room ! 

Oh, woful cry I — " No room ! " 

430 at) 

Where will you spend Eternity ? 
This question comes to you and me ! 
Teil me, what shall your answer be- 
Where will you spend Eternity ? 

Eternity ! Eternity ! 

Where will you spend Eternity ? 

2 Many are choosing Christ to-day, 
Turning from all their sins away ; 
Heaven shall their blessed portion be 
Where will you spend Eternity ? 

3 Leaving the strait and narrow way, 
Going the downward road to-day, 
What shall the final ending be — 
Where will you spend Eternity ? 

4 Turn, and believe this very hour, 
Trust in the Saviour's grace and 

power : 

Warning and Entreaty 

Then shall your joyous answer be, 

Saved through a long Eternity ! 

Eternity J Eternity ! 

Saved through a long Eternity ! 




Nothing but leaves ! The Spirit 
O'er years of wasted life ; 
O'er sins indulged while conscience 
O'er vows and promises unkept ; [slept, 

And reaps, from years of strife, 
Nothing but leaves ! nothing but 
leaves ! 

2 Nothing but leaves ! No gathered 

Of life's fair ripening grain : 
We sow our seeds; lo, tares and 

Words, idle words, for earnest deeds : 

Then reap, with toil and pain, 
Nothing but leaves ! nothing but 
leaves ! 

3 Nothing but leaves ! Sad memory 

No veil to hide the past : [weaves 
And as we trace our weary way, 
And count each lost and misspent 

We sadly find at last — [day, 

Nothing but leaves ! nothing but 
leaves ! 

4 Ah ! who shall thus the Master meet, 

And bring but withered leaves ? 
Ah ! who shall at the Saviour's feet, 
Before the awful Judgment-seat, 

Lay down, for golden sheaves, 
Nothing but leaves, nothing but 
leaves ? 





At the feast of Belshazzar and a 

thousand of his lords, 
While they drank from golden vessels, 

as the Book of Truth records : 
In the night, as they revelled in the 

royal palace hall, 
They were seized with consternation 

— 'twas the Hand upon the wall ! 

Tis the hand of God on the wall ! . . . 
' Tis the hand of God on the wall ! . . . 
Shall the record be — " Found wanting 1 " 
Or shall it be — ** Found trusting ! " 
While that hand is writing on the wall ? . . . 

2 See the brave captive, Daniel, as he 
stood before the throng, 
And rebuked the haughty monarch 

for his mighty deeds of wrong ; 
As he read out the writing — 'twas the 
doom of one and all, 

For the kingdom now was finished — 
said the Hand upon the wall ! 

3 See the faith, zeal, and courage, that 

would dare to do the right, 
Which the Spirit gave to Daniel — 

'twas the secret of his might ; 
In his home in Judea, or a captive in 

the hall, [upon the wall ! 

He understood the writing of his God 

4 So our deeds are recorded — there's a 

Hand that's writing now : 
Sinner, give your heart to Jesus — to 

His royal mandate bow ; 
For the day is approaching — it must 

come to one and all, 
When the sinner's condemnation will 

be written on the wall ! 

Time is earnest, passing by ; 
Death is earnest, drawing nigh ; 
Sinner, wilt thou trifling be ? 
Time and death appeal to thee. 

2 Life is earnest ; when 'tis o'er. 
Thou returnest nevermore ; 
Soon to meet eternity, 

Wilt thou never serious be ? 

3 God is earnest, kneel and pray 
Ere thy season pass away ; 

Ere be set His judgment-throne, 
Vengeance ready, mercy gone. 

4 Oh, be earnest ! death is near ; 
Thou wilt perish lingering here : 
Sleep no longer, rise and flee ; 
Lo, thy Saviour waits for thee ! 

434 e£) 

Oh, list to the watchman crying : 

Come, come away ! 
The arrows of death are flying : 

Come, come to-day ! 

Come, come away ! Come, come away ! 
Jesus is gently calling : Come, come to-day! 

2 The Spirit of God is pleading : 

Come, come away ! 
The Saviour is interceding : 
Come, come to-day ! 

3 The mercy of God is calling: 

Come, come away ! 
How sweetly the words are falling 
Come, come to-day ! 

4 The angels of God entreat you : 

Come, come away ! 
The Father Himself will meet you : 
Come, come to-day ! 




\ 13 ) PJM. 

Come home, come home ! 
You are weary at heart, 
For the way has been dark, 
And so lonely and wild : 
O prodigal child ! 

Come home ; oh, come home ! 

Come . . home ! . . 
Come, oh, come home ! . . 

2 Come home, come home ! 
For we watch and we wait ; 
And we stand at the gate, 
While the shadows are piled : 

O prodigal child ! 
Come home ; oh, come home ! 

3 Come home, come home ! 
From the sorrow and blame, 
From the sin and the shame, 
And the tempter that smiled : 

O prodigal child ! 
Come home ; oh, come home ! 

4 Come home, come home ! 
There is bread and to spare, 
And a warm welcome there : 
Then, to friends reconciled, 

prodigal child ! 
Come home ; oh, come home ! 



Oh, give thy heart to Jesus, 
Thy weary heart of care ; 

No friend can love so deeply ; 
Go, find thy refuge there. 

Oh, give thy heart to Jesus — 
A balm for every care ; 

Go, hide beneath His shadow ; 
No storm can reach thee there. 

2 Oh, trust the heart of Jesus, 

Breathe all thy sorrows there ; 
He loves to hear thy pleadings, 
Thy humble, contrite prayer. 

3 Go, hide thyself in Jesus ; 

No foe can harm thee there ; 
His hand will lift thy burdens, 
And all thy sorrows bear. 

4 Go, lean thy heart on Jesus, 

Who sees each falling tear, 

No friend so true and tender 

Can soothe thy every fear. 



Life at best is very brief, 
Like the falling of a leaf, 
Like the binding of a sheaf: 

Be in time ! 
Fleeting days are telling fast 
That the die will soon be cast, 

And the fatal line be passed : 
Be in time ! 

Be in time ! ... Be in time ! . . 
While the voice of Jesus calls you, 

Be in time 1 . . . 
If in sin you longer wait, 
You may find no open gate, 
And your cry be just too late: 

Be in time ! 

2 Fairest flowers soon decay, 
Youth and beauty pass away ; 
Oh, you have not long to stay : 

Be in time ! 
While God's Spirit bids you come, 
Sinner, do not longer roam, 
Lest you seal your hopeless doom : 

Be in time ! 

3 Time is gliding swiftly by, 

Death and judgment draweth nigh, 
To the arms of Jesus fly : 

Be in time ! 
Oh, I pray you count the cost, 
Ere the fatal line be crossed, 
And your soul in hell be lost : 

Be in time ! 

4 Sinner, heed the warning voice, 
Make the Lord your final choice, 
Then all heaven will rejoice : 

Be in time ! 
Come from darkness into light ; 
Come, let Jesus make you right ; 
Come, and start for heaven to-night 

Be in time ! 



Look not behind thee ; O sinner, 
beware ! [there ; 

Haste to the mountain, thy refuge is 

Trust not the voices that lure thee to 
stay ; [delay ? 

Jesus is calling thee — then why still 

List to the warning ! no longer remain ! t 
Fly from the valley, escape from the plain ! 
Turn from the voices that lure thee to stay : 
Angels are calling thee — then why still delay ? 

2 Look not behind thee; O lost one, 

beware ! [and despair ? 

Why dost thou linger 'twixt hope 
Danger and darkness encompass thy 

way : [delay ? 

Jesus is calling thee — then why still 

3 Look not behind thee, the tempter is 

near ; [is clear : 

Speed to the mountain, thy pathway 
Jesus who loves thee is calling to- 
day : [why still delay ? 
Come to thy Father's house — oh, 

439 ( 

22 ) 


Where will you spend eternity — 
Those years that have no end ? 
Will it be in that better land ? 
Will it be at God's right hand ? 
Will it be with the angel band ? 

The angel band ? 

Eternity, eternity — 
Where will you spend eternity ? 

2 Where will you spend eternity — 

Those years that have no end ? 
Will it be where the angels sing ? 
Will it be with the glorious King ? 
What a sublime and solemn thing ! 
A solemn thing ! 

3 Where will you spend eternity — 

Those years that have no end ? 
Will it be where you are debarred 
Ever to know and see the Lord ? 
Ever to have His great reward ? 

His great reward ? 

4 Where will you spend eternity — 

Those years that have no end ? 
Will it be on the golden shore, 
Safe with the friends that have gone 
Safe and happy for evermore? [before? 
For evermore ? 




A blessing for you — will you take it ? 

Choose ye to-day ; 
A word from the heart — will you 

Choose ye to-day : [speak it ? 
Will you believe, or your Saviour 
neglect ? [ject ? 

Will you receive, or His mercy re- 
Pause, ere you answer, oh, pause and 

Choose ye to-day. [reflect — 

2 A death to be feared — will you fear 

Choose ye to-day ; [it ? 

A voice that invites — will you hear 

Choose ye to-day : [it ? 

Strait is the portal and narrow the 

way ; [you may ; 

Enter, poor soul, and be saved while 

Think what may hang on a moment's 

Choose ye to-day. [delay — 

3 The cross of your Lord — will you bear 

Choose ye to-day : [it ? 

There's life in that cross — will you 

Choose ye to-day : [share it ? 

Soon will your time of probation be 

o'er, [more, 

Then will the Spirit entreat you no 

Jesus no longer will stand at the 

Choose ye to-day. [door — 


Warning and Entreaty 

4 The bondage of sin — will you break 

Choose ye to-day : [it ? 

The Water of Life — will you take it ? 

Choose ye to-day : 

Come to the arms that are open for 

you, [may view ; 

Hide in the wounds that by faith you 

Death ere the morrow your steps may 

Choose ye to-day. [pursue— 

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In the silent midnight watches, 

List — thy bosom's door ! 
How it knocketh, knocketh, knocketh, 

Knocketh evermore ! 
Say not 'tis thy pulse is beating — 

'Tis thy heart of sin ; 
'Tis thy Saviour knocks, and crieth, 

" Rise, and let Me in ! " 

2 Death comes down with reckless foot- 

To the hall and hut ; [steps 

Think you death will tarry knocking 

When the door is shut ? 
Jesus waiteth, waiteth, waiteth ; 

But the door is fast : 
Grieved, away thy Saviour goeth, 

Death breaks in at last. 

3 Then 'tis time to stand entreating 

Christ to let thee in ; 
At the gate of heaven beating, 

Wailing for thy sin ! 
Nay ! alas, thou guilty creature ! 

Hast thou then forgot ? 
Jesus waited long to know thee, 

Now He knows thee not ! 

442 ( 



Hark, sinner, while God from on 
high doth entreat thee, 
And warnings with accents of 
mercy doth blend ; 
Give ear to His voice, lest in judg 
ment He meet thee ; 
" The harvest is passing, the sum- 
mer will end." 

" The harvest is passing, the summer 

will end." [will end." 

" The harvest is passing, the summer 

2 How oft of thy danger and guilt He 
hath told thee ! [doth send ! 

How oft still the message of mercy 
Haste, haste, while He waits in His 
arms to enfold thee ! 
" The harvest is passing, the sum- 
mer will end." 


3 Despised and rejected, at length He 

may leave thee : 

What anguish and horror thy 
bosom will rend ! 
Then haste thee, O sinner, while He 
will receive thee ! 

** The harvest is passing, the sum- 
mer will end." 

4 The Saviour will call thee in judg- 

ment before Him ; 

Oh, bow to His sceptre, and make 
Him thy Friend ; 
Now yield Him thy heart, and make 
haste to adore Him ; 

" Thy harvest is passing, thy sum- 
mer will end." 

443 (Z) 

Have you any room for Jesus, 

He who bore your load of sin ? 
As He knocks and asks admission, 
Sinner, will you let Him in ? 
Room for Jesus, King of glory ! 
Hasten now, His word obey ! 
Swing the heart's door widely open I 
Bid Him enter while you may 1 

2 Room for pleasure, room for. business ; 

But for Christ the crucified — 
Not a place that He can enter 
In the heart for which He died ? 

3 Have you any time for Jesus, 

As in grace He calls again ? 
Oh, " to-day " is " time accepted," 
To-morrow you may call in vain. 

4 Room and time now give to Jesus : 

Soon will pass God's day of grace ; 
Soon thy heart be cold and silent, 
And thy Saviour's pleadings cease. 


PJ£ e 

O wanderer, come to the Father's 
Why wilt thou farther roam ? 
There's joy and rest for the weary 
In the Father's home. [breast 

Then come to the Father's home ; 

No longer sadly roam ; 
There's joy and rest for the weary breast 
In the Father's home. 

2 Why linger away on the mountains 

cold ? [roam ? 

Why friendless and hopeless 

There's bread to spare, and there's 

In the Father's home, [room for all, 

3 Oh come, and taste of the Father's 

Return, no more to roam, [love ! 

For loved ones wait at the golden 

Of the Father's home. [gate 

4 Then come and rest in your Father's 

Beneath its sheltering dome ; [house, 

There's joy and peace that shall never 

In the Father's home. [cease 




One there is who loves thee, waiting 
still for thee ; [kind as He ! 

Canst thou yet reject Him ? none so 

Do not grieve Him longer : come and 
trust Him now ! [waitest thou ? 

He has waited all thy days: why 

One there is who loves thee : oh, receive Him 

now ! [thou ? 

He has waited all the day : why waitest 

2 Tenderly He woos thee : do not slight 

His call ; [give them all. 

Though thy sins are many, He'll for- 
Turn to Him, repenting: He will 

cleanse thee now ! [waitest thou ? 
He is waiting at thy heart: why 

3 Jesus still is waiting: sinner, why 

delay ? [away ! 

To His arms of mercy rise and haste 
Only come believing, He will save 

thee now ! [waitest thou ? 

He is waiting at the door: why 

446 (Ift) 

'Tis the Saviour who would claim 

Entrance to your heart : 
Will you send your Lord away ? — 

Will you say— 4 ' Depart ! " ? 
He will all your trials share, 
He will cleanse you from all sin. 

Tis your Saviour, 'tis your Saviour standing 
Haste, and let Him in ! let Him in 1 . [there : . 
Lest He turn away, let Him in ! 

2 No one like the Saviour knocks 

At the sinner's door ; 
'Tis no stranger that implores,— 

He has knocked before ; 
He has often sought your heart : 
Shall He cleanse it now from sin ? 

3 Oh, how can you bid Him wait 

Till another day, 
When already Jesus weeps 

At the long delay ? 
'Twas for you that Jesus died, 
And 'tis you He longs to win. 



In the land of strangers, 
Whither thou art gone, 
Hear a far voice calling, 
" My son ! my son ! 
Welcome, wanderer ! welcome ! welcome back 
to home ! [come home ! " 

Thou hast wandered far away : come home j 

Warning end Entreaty 

" From the land of hunger, 
Fainting, famished, lone, 

Come to love and gladness, 
My son ! my son ! 

" Quit the haunts of riot, 

Wasted, woe-begone; 
Sick at heart and weary, 

My son ! my son ! 

" See the door still open ! 

Thou art still my own ; 
Eyes of love are on thee, 

My son ! my son ! 

" Far off thou hast wandered : 
Wilt thou farther roam ? 

Come ! and all is pardoned, 
My son ! my son ! 

" See the well-spread table, 

Unforgotten one ! 
Here is rest and plenty, 

My son ! my son ! 

" Thou art friendless, homeless, 
Hopeless, and undone ; 

Mine is love unchanging, 
My son ! my son ! " 

448 ( 



Only a step to Jesus ! 

Then why not take it now ? 
Come, and thy sin confessing, 

To H4m, thy Saviour, bow. 

Only a step ! only a step ! 

Come, He waits for thee ; 
Come, and thy sin confessing, 
Thou shalt receive a blessing : 
Do not reject the mercy 

He freely offers thee. 

2 Only a step to Jesus ! 

Believe, and thou shalt live ; 
Lovingly now He's waiting, 
And ready to forgive. 

3 Only a step to Jesus ! 

A step from sin to grace ; 
What has thy heart decided ? 
The moments fly apace. 

4 Only a step to Jesus ! 

Oh, why not come, and say- 
" Gladly to Thee, my Saviour, 
I give myself away " ? 




Turn thee, O lost one, careworn and 

weary, [ing to-day ; 

. Lo ! the Good Shepherd is plead- 

Seeking to save thee, waiting to 

cleanse thee: [delay ! 

Haste to receive Him — no longer 

Tenderly calling, patiently pleading, 

Hear the Good Shepherd calling to thee; 

Tenderly pleading, patiently calling, 
Lovingly saying, " Come unto Me 1 " 

Still He is waiting: why wilt thou 
perish ? [from the fold — 

Though thou hast wandered so far 
Yet with His life-blood He has re- 
deemed thee ; [be told ! 
Wondrous compassion that cannot 

List to His message, think of His 

mercy ! [the tree ; 

Sinless, yet bearing thy sins on 

Perfect remission, life everlasting, 

Through His atonement He offers 

to thee. 

Come in the old way, come in the 

true way, [Door ; 

Enter through Jesus, for He is the 

He is the Shepherd, tenderly calling; 

Come in thy weakness and wander 

no more. 





Oh, what will you do with Jesus I 

The call comes low and sweet ; 
And tenderly He bids you 

Your burdens lay at His feet ; 
O soul, so sad and weary, 

That sweet voice speaks to thee : 
Then what will you do with Jesus ? 

Oh, what shall the answer be ? 

What shall the answer be ? What shall the 

answer be ? [the answer be ? 

What will you do with Jesus ? Oh, what shall 

Oh, what will you do with Jesus ? 

The call comes low and clear ; 
The solemn words are sounding 

In every listening ear ; 
Immortal life's in the question, 

And joy through eternity : 
Then what will you do with Jesus ? 

Oh, what shall the answer be ? 
Oh, think of the King of Glory— 

From heaven to earth come down ; 
His life so pure and holy ; 

His death, His cross, His crown ; 
Of His divine compassion, 

His sacrifice for thee : 
Then what will you do with Jesus ? 

Oh, what shall the answer be ? 





Where hast thou built thine house, 
Thy soul's eternal dwelling ? 
Upon the treacherous sands of sin, 
'Mid floods and tempests swelling ? 


Oh, build upon the Rock — the only sure 

foundation ; [of our salvation I 

On Christ alone, the Corner-stone, the Rock 

2 What wilt thou do when storms 
Upon thy house are beating ? [sands 
When from beneath, the treacherous 
That held thee are retreating ? 

3 Wait not until the floods, 

With final shock appalling, [save 

Shall come — and thou canst never 
Thy ruined house from falling. 

452 Ci) 

" Almost persuaded " now to believe ; 

" Almost persuaded " Christ to re- 
Seems now some soul to say, [ceive ; 
" Go, Spirit, go Thy way, 
Some more convenient day 
On Thee I'll call." [to-day; 

2 " Almost persuaded," come, come 
" Almost persuaded," turn not away ; 

Jesus invites you here, 
Angels are lingering near, 
Prayers rise from hearts so dear; 
O wanderer, come ! 

3 " Almost persuaded," harvest is past ! 
" Almost persuaded," doom comes at 

" Almost " cannot avail ; [last ! 
" Almost " is but to fail ! 
Sad, sad, that bitter wail — 
" Almost— but lost/" 



No longer wait, my brother; even 

now [your heart ; 

God's Spirit seeks an entrance to 

Come to the cross, and to the Saviour 

bow ; [He depart. 

Unbar the door: make haste, lest 

O sinner, come to Christ, the living Way ; 
Still He is pleading, why not come to-day ? 

2 No longer wait, O sad and troubled 

soul, [to all ; 

His pardoning grace He offers free 

O weary one, that grace will make 

you whole : [Saviour's call ? 

Oh, why not hear the loving 

3 No longer wait; the Lord your God 

hath said, [your heart " ; 

" I will not strive for ever with 

Oh come, ere yet the spark of life has 

fled, [better part. 

And thou hast failed to choose the 

454 ffi) 

If Jesus should call you to-day, dear 
To stand at His Judgment-seat, 

And you knew that this hour your 

life would end, [sweet ? 

Would the summons be sad or 

Oh, would . . you be ready . . . 

If Jesus should call you to-day ? . . 
Oh, would . . you be ready, . . . 

Be ready His call to obey ? . . 

2 If Jesus should call you to-day, to-day, 

Oh, what would your answer be ? 
Could you with rejoicing His voice 
Be glad His dear face to see ? [obey, 

3 Oh, would you be ready to lay life 

If Jesus should come to-day? [down, 
Would you know there awaiteth for 
you a crown 
That never shall fade away ? [when 

4 Be ready, be ready ! you know not 

The summons to you may come. 
When you shall be missed from the 
haunts of men, 
And enter your final doom. 

4^3 (sii) CM. 

Make room for Jesus ! room, sad 
Beguiled and sick of sin ; [heart 1 
Bid every alien guest depart, 
Arise, and let Him in ! 

Make room, sad heart ! make room ! make 
Bid alien guests depart ! [room 1 

Oh, let the Master in, sad heart ! 
Arise, and let Him in 1 

2 Make room for Jesus ! room ! make 

His hand is at the door ; [room ! 
He comes to banish guilt and gloom, 
And bless thee more and more. 

3 Make room for Jesus ! soul of mine : 

He waits response to-day ; 
His smile is peace, His grace divine; 
Oh, turn Him not away ! 

4 Make room for Jesus ! By and by, 

'Mid saints and seraphim, 
He'll welcome to His throne on high 
The soul that welcomed Him. 

45 O (eosi) cm. 

Return, O wanderer, now return ! 

And seek thy Father's face ! 
Those new desires which in thee bum 
Were kindled by His grace. 
Return ! Return ! 

2 Return, O wanderer, now return ! 

He hears thy humble sigh ; 
He sees thy softened spirit mourn 
When no one else is nigh. — Return ! 

3 Return, O wanderer, now return ! 

Thy Saviour bids thee live ; 
Go to His bleeding feet, and learn 
How freely He'll forgive. — Return ! 

Response and Repentance 


4 Return, O wanderer, now return, 
And wipe the falling tear ! 
Thy Father calls — no longer mourn : 
His love invites thee near. — Return ! 

457 Gft) 

Hasten, sinner, to be wise ! 
Stay not for the morrow's sun ; 
Wisdom, if you still despise, 
Harder is it to be won. 

2 Hasten, mercy to implore ! 
Stay not for the morrow's sun ; 
Lest thy season should be o'er, 
Ere this evening's stage be run. 

3 Hasten, sinner, to return ! 
Stay not for the morrow's sun, 
Lest thy lamp should fail to burn 
Ere salvation's work is done. 

4 Hasten, sinner, to be blest ! 
Stay not for the morrow's sun, 
Lest perdition thee arrest, 
Ere the morrow is begun. 



Come to Jesus, ye who wander 
Far from hope, and peace, and rest ; 

Scorned, neglected, and forsaken, 
Sorrowful, and sore distrest. 

Come to Jesus ! Come to Jesus ! 

Hark ! the Spirit whispers, " Come ! " 
Come to Jesus ! Come to Jesus ! 

Hark ! the Spirit whispers, " Come ! " 

2 Come to Jesus ! He hath loved you 

With a deep, abounding love ; 
And His heart of tenderest pity 
Needs no sacrifice to move. 

3 Come! oh come! the Master waiteth: 

" Come ! " the longing Bride doth 
say : [linger : 

" Come ! " He tarries whilst we 
He hath borne our sins away. 



O souls in darkness groping, 
And longing for the light, 

Believe ye that the Saviour 
Can give the blind their sight ? 

Oh, look to Jesus only, with Him is love and 

Believe that He is able to lead you into light. 

2 Of old He had compassion, 

The Lord of life and love, 

And He is " that same Jesus," 

Enthroned in light above. 

3 He claims your faith undoubting ; 

" Believe ye ! " is His word : 
Was ever voice so tender 
By weary mortal heard ? 

4 And now that Christ is able 
His promise to fulfil, 
Oh, cast yourselves upon Him, 
And say, " I know He will ! " 

460 (S) 

The Spirit, O sinner, in mercy doth 
move [reprove ; 

Thy heart so long hardened, of sin to 

Resist not the Spirit, nor longer 
delay ; [with to-day. 

God's gracious entreaties may end 

2 O child of the kingdom, from sin's 

service cease ; [and peace. 

Be filled with the Spirit, with comfort 
Oh, grieve not the Spirit — thy Teacher 

is He— [be. 

That Jesus thy Saviour may glorified 

3 Denied is the temple, its beauty laid 

low, [glow. 

On God's holy altar the embers faint 
By love yet rekindled, a flame may 

be fanned ; [is at hand ! 

Oh, quench not the Spirit, the Lord 

461 Gft) 


How solemn are the words, 
And yet to faith how plain, 
Which Jesus uttered while on earth— 
" Ye must be born again ! " 

2 " Ye must be born again ! " 
For so hath God decreed ; 

No reformation will suffice — 
'Tis life poor sinners need. 

3 " Ye must be born again ! " 
And life in Christ must have ; 

In vain the soul may elsewhere go — 
'Tis He alone can save. 

4 " Ye must be born again I " 

Or never enter heaven ; [there — 
'Tis only blood-washed ones are 
The ransomed and forgiven. 

Response and Repentance 

462 ( 



Oh, hear my cry, be gracious now to 
Come, Great Deliverer, come ! [me, 

My soul, bowed down, is longing now 
for Thee, 
Come, Great Deliverer, come ! 

I've wandered far away o'er mountains cold, 
I've wandered far away from home ; 

Oh, take me now, and bring me to Thy fold* 
Come, Great Deliverer, come 1 

2 I have no place, no shelter from the 

night, [life and light, 

One look from Thee would give me 


3 My path is lone, and weary are my 

feet, [to meet, 

Mine eyes look up Thy loving smile 

4 Thou wilt not spurn contrition's 

broken sigh ; [humble cry, 

Regard my prayer, and hear my 




Afflictions, though they seem severe, 

In mercy oft are sent ; 
They stopped the prodigal's career, 

And caused him to repent. 

" I'll not pine here for bread, 
I'll not pine here for bread," he cries ; 

" Nor starve in foreign lands : 
My father's house has large supplies, 

And bounteous are his hands." 

2 " What have I gained by sin," he said, 

" But hunger, shame, and fear ? 
My father's house abounds in bread, 
While I am starving here ! "* 

3 " I'll go and tell him all I've done, 

Fall down before his face ; 

Unworthy to be called his son, 

I'll seek a servant's place." 

4 His father saw him coming back ; 

He saw, he ran, he smiled, 
And threw his arms around the neck 
Of his rebellious child ! 

5 " O father, I have sinned — forgive ! " 

11 Enough ! " the father said : 
" Rejoice, my house ; my son's alive, 
For whom I mourned as dead ! " 

6 'Tis thus the Lord His love reveals, 

To call poor sinners home ; 
More than a father's love He feels, 
And welcomes all that come. 

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Take me, O my Father, take me ! 
Take me, save me, through Thy 
Son ; [make me, 

That which Thou wouldst have me, 
Let Thy will in me be done, [ing, 

Long from Thee my footsteps stray- 
Thorny proved the way I trod ; 

Weary come I now, and praying, 
Take me to Thy love, my God ! 

2 Fruitless years with grief recalling, 

Humbly I confess my sin ; 
At Thy feet, O Father, falling, 

To Thy household take me in. 
Freely now to Thee I proffer 

This repenting heart of mine ; 
Freely life and soul I offer, 

Gift unworthy love like Thine. 

3 Once the world's Redeemer, dying, 

Bare our sins upon the tree ; 
On that Sacrifice relying, 

Now I look in hope to Thee : 
Father, take me ! all forgiving, 

Fold me to Thy loving breast ; 
In Thy love for ever living, 

I must be for ever blest ! 



Hast thou no room within thy heart, 

Where Jesus may abide ? 
And canst thou say to Him, Depart 

Who for thee bled and died ? 

Oh yes, there's room within my heart, 
There's room, O Lord, for Thee : 

Come in, and never more depart : 
Come in ; abide with me 

2 No room for Him whose glory light, 

In lowly manger laid, [bright, 

Shone forth in heavenly mansions 
Before the worlds were made ! 

3 I will, O Lord, unbar the door ! 

No longer stand outside ; 
But come within, and evermore 
In my poor heart abide. 

4 Abide with me ; through all my days 

Thy presence be my light ; 
Then shall my mouth show forth Thy 
And I shall walk aright. [praise, 

5 When comes at last the Judgment- 

And I Thy face shall see, [day, 
What joy supreme to hear Thee say, 
" Come in ! there's room for thee." 

466 (SS) ?M. 

Oh, tender and sweet was the Master's 
As He lovingly called to me : [voice 

" Come over the line ! it is only a 
step — 
I am waiting, My child, for thee ! " 

" Over the line ! " Hear the sweet refrain J 
Angels are chanting the heavenly strain ! 
" Over the line " — why should I remain, 
With a step between me and Jesus ? 

2 " But my sins are many, my faith is 

small : " [clear : 

Lo ! the answer came quick and 

" Thou needest not trust in thyself at 

Step over the line : I am here ! " 

3 " But my flesh is weak," I tearfully 

" And the way I cannot see ; [said, 
I fear if I try I may sadly fail, 
And thus may dishonour Thee ! " 

4 Ah, the world is cold, and I cannot go 

Press forward I surely must : [back ; 

I will place my hand in His wounded 

Step over the line, and trust, [palm, 

" Over the line ! " Hear the sweet refrain 1 
Angels are chanting the heavenly strain 1 
" Over the line " I will not remain ; 
I'll cross it and go to Jesus 1 


I come, O blessed Lord, to Thee I 

come to-day ; 
I am no longer satisfied to stay away. 

2 I will not wait until my life like Thine 

shall grow ; [I'll tell Thee so. 
I'll come at once — I know I've sinned : 

3 It is enough for me to know Thou 

wilt receive [if I believe. 

And cleanse my heart from every sin 

4 Help me that I forget myself in loving 

Thee ; [reflected be. 

And let Thine image on my heart 

5 Oh, take me, Saviour crucified, and let 

me prove [given have most of love. 
That those who most have been for- 

468 ( 



Jesus, I will trust Thee, 

Trust Thee with my soul : 
Guilty, lost, and helpless, 

Thou canst make me whole. 
There is none in heaven 

Or on earth like Thee : 
Thou hast died for sinners — 

Therefore, Lord, for me. 

In Thy love confiding, 

I will seek Thy face, 
Worship and adore Thee 

For Thy wondrous grace. 
Jesus, I will trust Thee, 

Trust Thee with my soul ! 
Guilty, lost, and helpless, 

Thou canst make me whole. 

2 Jesus, I can trust Thee, 

Trust Thy written Word ; 
Since Thy voice of mercy 

I have often heard. 
When Thy Spirit teacheth, 

To my taste how sweet ! 
Only may I hearken, 

Sitting at Thy feet. 

3 Jesus, I do trust Thee, 

Trust Thee without doubt ; 
" Whosoever cometh " 

Thou " wilt not cast out : " 
Faithful is Thy promise, 

Precious is Thy blood — 
These my soul's salvation, 

Thou my Saviour God ! 


Response and Repentance 


Like a bird on the deep, far away 

from its nest, [Thee ; 

I had wandered, my Saviour, from 

But Thy kind, loving voice called me 

home to Thy breast, [me ! 

And I knew there was welcome for 

Welcome for me, Saviour, from Thee I 
A welcome, glad welcome for me ! 
Now, like a dove, I rest in Thy love, 
And find a sweet refuge in Thee. 

2 I am safe in the Ark; I have folded 

my wings 
On the bosom of mercy Divine ; 
I am filled with delight by Thy 

presence so bright, 
And the joy that will ever be mine. 

3 Now in Jesus I rest, and I dread not 

the storm, [roll ; 

Though around me the surges may 

I will look to the skies, where the day 

never dies, 
I will sing of the joy in my soul. 

470 (S) 

Christ is knocking at my sad heart ; 

Shall I let Him in ? 
Patiently knocking at my sad heart, 

Oh, shall I let Him in ? 
Cold and proud is my heart with sin ; 
Dark and cheerless is all within: 
Christ is bidding me turn unto Him; 

Oh, shall I let Him in ? 

2 Shall I send Him the loving word ? 

Shall I let Him in ? 
Meekly accepting my gracious Lord, 

Oh, shall I let Him in ? 
He can infinite love impart ; 
He can pardon this rebel heart : 
Shall I bid Him for ever depart, — 

Or shall I let Him in ? 

3 Yes, I'll open this proud heart's door ; 

I will let Him in ! 
Gladly I'll welcome Him evermore, 

Oh yes, I'll let Him in ! 
Blessed Saviour, abide with me ; 
Cares and trials will lighter be ; 
I am safe if I'm only with Thee ; 

Come in, O Lord, come in ! 



I've wandered far away from God : 

Now I'm coming home ; 
The paths of sin too long I've trod : 

Lord, I'm coming home. 

Coming home, coming home, nevermore tc 

roam ; [coming home, 

By Thy grace I will be Thine : Lord, I'm 


2 I've wasted many precious years : 

Now I'm coming home ; 
I now repent with bitter tears : 
Lord, I'm coming home. 

3 I'm tired of sin and straying, Lord : 

Now I'm coming home ; 
I'll trust Thy love, believe Thy word : 
Lord, I'm coming home. 

4 My soul is sick, my heart is sore : 

Now I'm coming home ; 
My strength renew, my hope restore : 
Lord, I'm coming home. 





Like wandering sheep o'er mountains 
Since all have gone astray; [cold, 

To " Life " and peace within the fold, 

How may I find the Way ? 

"I ... am the Way, . . . the Truth, . . . and 

the Life ; . . . 
No man cometh unto the Father but by Me. 

1 ... am the Way, ... the Truth, . . . and the 

Life ; . . . 
No man cometh unto the Father but by Me." 

2 Bewildered oft with doubt and care, 

To God I fain would go ; [there ! " 
But while they cry, " Lo here ! lo 
The Truth how may I know ? 

3 To Christ— the Way, the Truth, the 

I come, no more to roam ; [Life — 

He'll guide me to my " Father's 

To my Eternal home. [house," 



Just as I am — without one plea, 
But that Thy blood was shed for me, 
And that Thou bidd'st me come to 
O Lamb of God, I come ! [Thee, 

2 Just as I am — poor, wretched, blind, 
Sight, riches, healing of the mind ; 
Yea, all I need, in Thee to find, 

O Lamb of God, 1 come ! 

3 Just as I am — Thou wilt receive, 
Wilt welcome, pardon, cleanse, re- 
Because thy promise I believe, [lieve : 

O Lamb of God, I come ! 

4 Just as I am — Thy love unknown 
Has broken every barrier down : 
Now to be Thine, yea, Thine alone, 

O Lamb of God, I come ! 

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Once more, my soul, thy Saviour, 
through the Word, 

Is offered full and free ; [decide : 
And now, O Lord, I must, I must 

Shall I accept of Thee ? 

1 will ! . . I will ! . . I will ! God helping me 
I will, O Lord, be Thine ! 

Thy precious blood was shed to purchase me — 
I will be wholly Thine ! 

2 By grace I will Thy mercy now receive, 

Thy love my heart hath won : 
On Thee, O Christ, I will, I will be- 
And trust in Thee alone ! [lieve, 

3 Thou knowest, Lord, how very' weak 

And how I fear to stray ; [I am, 
For strength to serve I look to Thee 
alone — 
The strength Thou must supply ! 

4 And now, O Lord, give all with us to- 

The grace to join our song ; [day 

And from the heart to gladly with us 

" I will to Christ belong ! " [say : 

5 To all who came, when Thou wast 

here below 
And said, " O Lord, wilt Thou ? " 
To them, " I will ! " was ever Thy 
We rest upon it now. [reply : 

4/^ (io) BM. 

I hear Thy welcome voice 
That calls me, Lord, to Thee, 
For cleansing in Thy precious blood 
That flowed on Calvary. 

I am coming, Lord ! 
Coming now to Thee ! 
Wash me, cleanse me, in the blood 
That flowed on Calvary. 

2 Though coming weak and vile, 
Thou dost my strength assure ; 

Thou dost my vileness fully cleanse, 
Till spotless all and pure. 

3 'Tis Jesus calls me on 
To perfect faith and love, 

To perfect hope, and peace, and trust 
For earth and heaven above. 

4 'Tis Jesus who confirms 
The blessed work within, 

By adding grace to welcomed grace> 
Where reigned the power of sin. 

5 And He the witness gives 
To loyal hearts and free, 

That every promise is fulfilled, 
If faith but brings the plea. 

6 All hail, atoning blood ! 
All hail, redeeming grace ! 

All hail, the Gift of Christ our Lord, 
Our Strength and Righteousness 1 

476 G&) 

Jesus, my Lord, to Thee I cry ; 
Unless Thou help me, I must die: 
Oh, bring Thy free salvation nigh, 
And take me as I am ! 

And take me as I am ! And take me as I am ! 
My only plea — Christ died for me ! Oh, take 
me as I am ! 

2 Helpless I am, and full of guilt ; 
But yet for me Thy blood was spilt, 
And Thou canst make me what Thou 

And take me as I am ! [wilt, 

3 No preparation can I make, 
My best resolves I only break, 

Yet save me for Thine own name's 
And take me as I am ! [sake, 

4 Behold me, Saviour, at Thy feet, 
Deal with me as Thou seest meet ; 
Thy work begin, Thy work complete, 

But take me as I am ! 

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1 am coming to the cross ; 
I am poor, and weak, and blind ; 
I am counting all but dross ; 
I shall full salvation find. 

I am trusting, Lord, in Thee, 
Blessed Lamb of Calvary ; 
Humbly at Thy cross I bow : 
Save me, Jesus, save me now. 

2 Long my heart has sighed for Thee, 
Long has evil reigned within ; 
Jesus sweetly speaks to me — 

" I will cleanse you from all sin." 

3 Here I give my all to Thee, 
Friends, and time, and earthly store, 
Soul and body Thine to be — 
Wholly Thine for evermore. 

4 Jesus comes ! He fills my soul ! 
Perfected in Him I am ; 

I am every whit made whole ; 

Glory, glory to the Lamb ! 

Still I'm trusting, Lord, in Thee, 
Blessed Lamb of Calvary ; 
Humbly at Thy cross I bow ; 
Jesus saves me, saves me now ! 




Lord, at Thy mercy-seat 

Humbly I fall, 
Pleading Thy promise sweet — 

Lord, hear my call : 
Now let Thy work begin ; 
Oh, make me pure within, 
Cleanse me from every sin, 

Jesus, my all ! 
2 Tears of repentant grief 

Silently fall; 
Help Thou mine unbelief, 

Hear Thou my call ! 
Oh, how I pine for Thee ! 
This is all my hope, my plea : 
Jesus has died for me — 

Jesus, my all ! 

Response and Repentance 

3 Hark ! how the words of love 

Tenderly fall ; 
Ere in the realms above 

Heard is my call ! 
Now every doubt has flown, 
Broken my heart of stone ; 
Lord, I am Thine alone : 

Jesus, my all ! 

4 Still at Thy mercy-seat 

Humbly I fall; 
Pleading Thy promise sweet, 

Heard is my call : 
Faith wings my soul to Thee ; 
This all my hope shall be — 
Jesus has died for me, 

Jesus, my all ! 




Out in the desert, seeking, seeking, 
Sinner, 'tis Jesus seeking for thee ; 

Tenderly calling, calling, calling, 
Hither, thou lost one, oh, come 
unto Me ! 

Jesus is calling, Jesus is calling ; 

Why dost thou linger ? why tarry away ? 
Come to Him quickly, say to Him gladly „ 

" Lord, I am coming, coming to-day ! *' 

2 Still He is waiting, waiting, waiting ; 

Oh, what compassion beams in His 

eye ! 
Hear Him repeating, gently, gently, 
Come to thy Saviour, oh, why wilt 

thou die ? 

3 Lovingly pleading, pleading, pleading, 

Mercy, though slighted, bears with 
thee yet ; 
Thou canst be happy, happy, happy ; 
Come ere the life-star for ever shall 



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The mistakes of my life have been 
many, [more, 

The sins of my heart have been 
And I scarce can see for weeping, 

But I'll knock at the open door. 

I know I am weak and sinful, 
It comes to me more and more ; 

But when the dear Saviour shall bid me 
I'll enter the open door. [come in, 

2 I am lowest of those who love Him, 

I am weakest of those who pray ; 
But I come as He has bidden, 
And He will not say me nay. 

3 My mistakes His free grace will cover, 

My sins He will wash away; 
And the feet that shrink and falter 
Shall walk through the gates of day. 


4 The mistakes of my life have been 
And my spirit is sick with sin, 
And I scarce can see for weeping, 
But the Saviour will let me in. 



Lone and weary, sad and dreary, 
l,ord, I would Thy call obey ; 

Thee believing, Christ receiving, 
1 would come to Thee to-day. 

I am coming, I am coming, 
Coming, Saviour, to be blest ; 

I am coming, I am coming, 

Coming, Lord, to Thee for rest ! 

2 Thou, the Holy, Meek, and Lowly, 

Jesus, unto Thee I come ; 
Keep me ever, let me never 

From Thy blessed keeping roam. 
Here abiding, in Thee hiding, 

Seeks my weary soul to rest ; 
Till the dawning of the morning, 

When I wake among the blest. 
Be Thou near me, keep and cheer me, 

Through life's dark and stormy 
Turn my sadness into gladness, [way ; 

Turn my darkness into day. 

482 Oft) 

I stood outside the gate, 
A poor, wayfaring child ; 
Within my heart there beat 
A tempest loud and wild ; 
A fear oppressed my soul 
That I might be too late ! 
And oh, I trembled sore, 
And prayed outside the gate, 
And prayed outside the gate. 

2 " Oh, Mercy ! " loud I cried, 

** Now give me rest from sin ! " 
'* I will ! " a voice replied ; 
And Mercy let me in : 
She bound my bleeding wounds, 
And soothed my heart opprest ; 
She washed away my guilt, 
And gave me peace and rest. 

3 In Mercy's guise 1 knew 
The Saviour long abused, 
Who often sought my heart, 
And wept when 1 refused. 
Oh, what a blest return 
For all my years of sin ! — 

I stood outside the gate, 
And Jesus let me in. 



What shall 1 do with Jesus ? 
I hear His pleading voice ; 

He asks that He may enter. 
And make my heart rejoice. 

The hand that's gently knocking 
Bore cruel wounds for me ; 

And on His brow, so holy, 
The thorn-marks yet I see. 

What shall I do with Jesus ? 

For time is gliding by ; 
What shall I do with Jesus ? 

Eternity is nigh ! 

2 What shall I do with Jesus — 

The Lamb of Calvary ? 
His wonderful salvation 

He freely offers me : 
His precious blood for cleansing, 

The comfort of His love ; 
The glory of His blessing, 

And life with Him above. 

3 What shall I do with Jesus, 

The King upon His throne ? 
He claims my full allegiance, 

Redeemed me for His own. 
Oh, deeply solemn question ! 

Lord, help me now decide, 
And take Thee for my Saviour — 

My Master, Friend, and Guide. 




I was a wandering sheep, 

I did not love the fold ; 
I did not love my Shepherd's voice, 

I would not be controlled : 

I was a wayward child, 

I did not love my home, 
I did not love my Father's voice, 

I loved afar to roam. 

2 The Shepherd sought His sheep, 
The Father sought His child ; 

They followed me o'er vale and hill, 
O'er deserts waste and wild : 
They found me nigh to death, 
Famished, and faint, and lone ; 

They bound me with the bands of love, 
They saved the wandering one. 

3 Jesus my Shepherd is, 
'Twas He that loved my soul ; 

'Twas He that washed me in His 

'Twas He that made me whole ; 

'Twas He that sought the lost, 

That found the wandering sheep ; 
Twas He that brought me to the fold, 

'Tis He that still doth keep. 

4 I was a wandering sheep, 

I would not be controlled ; 
But now I love my Saviour's voice, 
I love, I love the fold. 

Response and Repentance 

I was a wayward child, 
I once preferred to roam ; 
But now I love my Father's voice— 
I love, I love His home. 

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Lord, I hear of showers of blessing 
Thou art scattering full and free — 

Showers the thirsty land refreshing; 
Let some droppings fall on me — 
Even me ! 

2 Pass me not, O gracious Father ! 

Sinful though my heart may be : 
Thou might'st leave me, but the 
rather [me ! 

Let Thy mercy fall on me — Even 

3 Pass me not, O tender Saviour, 

Let me love and cling to Thee : 
I am longing for Thy favour ; 
Whilst Thou'rt calling, oh, call 
me — Even me ! 

4 Pass me not, O mighty Spirit ! 

Thou canst make the blind to see : 
Witnesses of Jesus' merit, [Even me ! 
Speak the word of power to me — 

5 Love of God, so pure and changeless ; 

Blood of Christ, so rich and free ; 
Grace of God, so strong and bound- 
less; [me ! 
Magnify them all in me — Even 

6 Pass me not ; Thy lost one bringing, 

Bind my heart, O Lord, to Thee ; 
While the streams of life are springing, 
Blessing others, oh, bless me — 
Even me ! 

486 (8) 

Depth of mercy ! can there be 
Mercy still reserved for me ? 
Can my God His wrath forbear ? — 
Me, the chief of sinners, spare ? 

2 I have long withstood His grace, 
Long provoked Him to His face ; 
Would not hearken to His calls, 
Grieved Him by a thousand falls. 

3 Whence to me this waste of love ? 
Ask my Advocate above ! 

See the cause in Jesus' face, 
Now before the throne of grace. 

4 There for me the Saviour stands, 
Shows His wounds, and spreads His 
God is love, I know, I feel ; [hands ; 
Jesus weeps, and loves me still. 

5 If I rightly read Thy heart, 
If Thou all companion art, 
Bow Thine ear, in mercy bow, 
Pardon and accept me now ! 


487 {*$■ ) 


We are coming home to Jesus, 
We have heard His welcome voice ; 

We are trusting in His goodness. 

In His mercy we rejoice. 

We are coming . . home, we are comfrg . . 
home, [light ; . . . 

We are coming from the darkness to the 
We are coming . . home, we are coming . . 

We are coming . . home to-night. [home, 

2 We are coming home to Jesus, 

For He died that we might live ; 
He is willing to receive us, 
He is waiting to forgive. 

3 We are coming home to Jesus, 

By the cross, our only way ; 
There He finished our redemption, 
And we can no more delay. 

488 «) 


Pass me not, O gentle Saviour, 

Hear my humble cry ; 
While on others Thou art calling, 

Do not pass me by. 

Saviour, Saviour, hear my humble cry 
And while others Thou art calling, do 
not pass me by 1 

2 Let me at a throne of mercy 

Find a sweet relief; 
Kneeling there in deep contrition, 
Help my unbelief. 

3 Trusting only in Thy merit, 

Would I seek Thy face ; 
Heal my wounded, broken spirit, 
Save me by Thy grace. 

4 Thou the spring of all my comfort, 

More than life to me ; 
Whom have I on earth beside The© ? 
Whom in heaven but Thee ? 


Weary of earth, and laden with my 
sin, [in ; 

I look at heaven, and long to enter 

But there no evil thing may find 8 
home, [" Come ! " 

And yet I hear a voice that bids me. 

2 So vile I am, how dare I hope tc 

In the pure glory of that holy land ? 
Before the whiteness of that throne 

appear ? [draw me near 

Yet there are hands stretched out tc 

3 The while I fain would tread the 

heavenly way. 
Seems evil ever with me day by day; 


Yet on mine ears the gracious tidings 

fall: [from all." 

" Repent, confess, and thou art loosed 

4 It is the voice of Jesus that I hear, 
His are the hands outstretched to 

draw me near, [atone, 

And His the blood that can for all 
And set me faultless there before the 


5 Yea, Thou wilt answer for me, 

righteous Lord ; [reward ; 

Thine all the merits, mine the great 
Thine the sharp thorns, and mine the 

golden crown ; 
Mine the life won, and Thine the life 

laid down. 

6 Naught can I bring Thee, Lord, for 

all I owe, [bestow : 

Yet let my full heart what it can 
Myself my gift, let my devotion 

Forgiven greatly, how I greatly love. 

490 ( 


The gospel of Thy grace 

My stubborn heart has won ; 

For God so loved the world, 

He gave His only Son, 
That Whosoever will believe, 
Shall everlasting life receive ! " 

The serpent " lifted up " 
Could life and healing give, 
So Jesus on the cross 
Bids me to look and live ; 
For " Whosoever will believe, 
Shall everlasting life receive ! " 

" The soul that sinneth dies : " 

My awful doom I heard ; 

I was for ever lost, 

But for Thy gracious word, 
That " Whosoever will believe, 
Shall everlasting life receive ! " 

" Not to condemn the world " 
The " Man of Sorrows " came ; 
But that the world might have 
Salvation through His name ; 
For " Whosoever will believe, 
Shall everlasting life receive ! " 

" Lord, help my unbelief ! " 
Give me the peace of faith, 
To rest with childlike trust 
On what Thy gospel saith, 
That " Whosoever will believe, 
Shall everlasting life receive ! " 

491 ( 




Heavenly Father, bless me now, 
At the cross of Christ I bow ; 
Take my guilt and grief away, 
Hear and heal me now, I pray. 

Bless me now ! bless me now ! 
Heavenly Father, bless me now ! 

2 Now, O Lord, this very hour, 

Send Thy grace and show Thy power ; 
While I rest upon Thy word, 
Come and bless me now, O Lord ! 

3 Now, just now, for Jesus' sake, 
Lift the clouds, the fetters break ; 
While I look, and as I cry, 
Touch and cleanse me ere I die. 

4 Never did I so adore 

Jesus Christ, Thy Son, before ; 
Now the time ! and this the place ! 
Gracious Father, show Thy grace. 

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Jesus Christ is passing by, 
Sinner, lift to Him thine eye ; 
As the precious moments flee, 
Cry, " Be merciful to me ! " 

2 Jesus Christ is passing by, 
Will He always be so nigh ? 
Now is the accepted day, 

Seek for healing while you may. 

3 Lo ! He stands and calls to thee, 

" What wilt thou then have of Me ? " 
Rise, and tell Him all thy need ; 
Rise — He calleth thee indeed. 

4 " Lord, I would Thy mercy see ; 
Lord, reveal Thy love to me ; 
Let it penetrate my soul, 

All my heart and life control." 

5 Oh, how sweet ! the touch of power 
Comes, — it is salvation's hour; 
Jesus gives from guilt release, 

" Faith hath saved thee, go in peace ! " 

493 m 


Father, I stretch my hands to Thee ; 

No other help I know : 
If Thou withdraw Thyself from me, 

Ah, whither shall I go ? 

I do believe, I do believe 

That Jesus died for me ; 
And through His blood, His precious 

I shall from sin be free. [blood, 

2 What did Thine only Son endure, 
Before I drew my breath ; 
What pain, what labour, to secure 
My soul from endless death ! 

Response and Repentance 

3 O Jesus, could I this believe, 

I now should feel Thy power ; 
And all my wants Thou wouldst 
In this accepted hour. [relieve 

4 Author of faith, to Thee I lift 

My weary, longing eyes : 
Oh, let me now receive that gift ; 
My soul without it dies. 


O Jesus, Thou art standing 
Outside the fast-closed door, 

In lowly patience waiting 
To pass the threshold o'er. 

2 Oh, love that passeth knowledge, 

So patiently to wait ! 
Oh, sin that hath no equal, 
So fast to bar the gate. 

3 O Jesus, Thou art pleading 

In accents meek and low : 
" I died for you, My children, 
And will ye treat Me so ? " 

4 O Lord, with shame and sorrow 

We open now the door: 
Dear Saviour, enter, enter, 
And leave us nevermore ! 

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O Jesus, Saviour, hear my call, 
While at Thy feet I humbly fall : 
To Thee, my Hope, my Life, my all, 
O blessed Lord, I come ! 

I come — and this my only plea. 
That Thou didst give Thyself for me ; 
And casting all my care on Thee, 
O blessed Lord, I come. 

2 I have no merit of my own, 
Thou only canst for sin atone ; 
And looking up to Thee alone, 

O blessed Lord, I come ! 

3 Thy precious name salvation brings, 
To Thee my weary spirit clings ; 
And now, to rest beneath Thy wings, 

O blessed Lord, I come ! 

4 Oh, take this wandering heart of mine, 
And seal it, Lord, for ever Thine ; 
That I may know Thy love Divine, 

O blessed Lord, I come ! 

496 c 




Oh, what shall I do to be saved 

From the sorrows that burden my 

soul ? 

Like the waves in the storm 

When the winds are at war, 

Chilling floods of distress o'er me roll. 

What shall I do ? what shall I do ? 
Oh, what shall I do to be saved ? 

2 Oh, what shall I do to be saved, 
When the pleasures of youth are all 

And the friends I have loved [fled : 
From the earth are removed, 
And I weep o'er the graves of the 

3 Oh, what shall I do to be saved, 
When sickness my strength shall sub- 

Or the world in a day, [due ; 
Like a cloud, rolls away, 
And eternity opens to view ? 

4 O Lord, look in mercy on me, 
Come, come, and speak peace to my 

Unto whom shall I flee, [soul ! 
Blessed Lord, but to Thee ? 
Thou canst make my poor broken 
heart whole ! 

That will I do ! that will I do ! 
To Jesus I'll go and be saved I 

497 (!&) 


my Saviour, hear me, 
Draw me close to Thee ; 

Thou hast paid my ransom, 

Thou hast died for me ; 
Now by simple faith I claim 

Pardon through Thy gracious name ; 
Thou, my Ark of safety, 

Let me fly to Thee. 

2 O my Saviour, bless me, 

Bless me while I pray ; 
Grant Thy grace to help me, 
Take my fear away ; 

1 believe Thy promise, Lord ; 
I will trust Thy holy Word ; 

Thou, my soul's Redeemer, 
Bless me while I pray. 

3 O my Saviour, love me, 

Make me all Thine own ; 
Leave me not to wander 

In this world alone : 
Bless my way with light divine, 

Let Thy glory round me shine ; 
Thou, my Rock, my Refuge, 

Make me all Thine own. 

4 O my Saviour, guard me, 

Keep me evermore ! 
Bless me, love me, guide me, 

Till my work is o'er : 
May I then, with glad surprise, 
Chant Thy praise beyond the skies ; 
There with Thee, my Saviour, 

Dwell for evermore. 


498 (S) 


Out of my bondage, sorrow, and 

Jesus, I come ! Jesus, I come ! 
Into Thy freedom, gladness, and light, 

Jesus, I come to Thee ! 
Out of my sickness into Thy health, 
Out of my want and into Thy wealth, 
Out of my sin and into Thyself, 

Jesus, I come to Thee ! 

2 Out of my shameful failure and loss, 

Jesus I come ! Jesus, I come ! 
Into the glorious gain of Thy cross, 

Jesus, I come to Thee ! 
Out of earth's sorrows into Thy balm, 
Out of life's storm and into Thy calm, 
Out of distress to jubilant psalm, 

Jesus, I come to Thee ! 

3 Out of unrest and arrogant pride, 

Jesus, I come ! Jesus, I come ! 
Into Thy blessed will to abide, 

Jesus, I come to Thee ! 
Out of myself to dwell in Thy love, 
Out of despair into raptures above, 
Upward for aye on wings like a dove, 

Jesus, I come to Thee ! 

4 Out of the fear and dread of the tomb, 

Jesus, I come ! Jesus, I come ! 
Into the joy and light of Thy home, 

Jesus, I come to Thee ! 
Out of the depths of ruin untold, 
Into the peace of Thy sheltering fold, 
Ever Thy glorious face to behold, 

Jesus, I come to Thee ! 


I was wandering, sad, and weary, 
When the Saviour came unto me ; 
For the paths of sin were dreary, 
And the world had ceased to woo me : 
And I thought I heard Him say, 
As He came along His way : 

" Wandering souls, O do come near Me ; 
My sheep should never fear Me : [true ! " 
I am the Shepherd true, I am the Shepherd 

2 At first I would not hearken, 
But put off till the morrow, 
Till life began to darken, 
And I grew sick with sorrow : 
Then I thought I heard Him say, 
As He came along His way : 

3 At last I stopped to listen — 

His voice could ne'er deceive me — 
I saw His kind eye glisten, 
So anxious to relieve me : 
Then I knew I heard Him say, 
As He came along His way : 

4 I thought His love would weaken 
As more and more He knew me, 
But it burneth like a beacon, [me ; 
And its light and heat go through 
And I ever hear Him say, 
As He goes along His way : 


Christian Fellowship 


One is our Master, the blessed Re- 
deemer, [in Him ; 
Strong is the bond that unites us 
Oh may the love His own Spirit hath 
kindled [grow dim. 
Burn with a light that will never 

Brethren in Jesus, let us be faithful, 

Faithful to Him who is guiding our ways ; 

True in allegiance and loving obedience, 
Till in His glory hosannas we raise. 

2 One is our Master; with gladness 

we'll serve Him, 

"Doing the will" of the Lord 

" from the heart," 

Knowing His strength is made perfect 

in weakness — [impart. 

All that is needful His grace will 

3 One is our Master, the highest and 

noblest, [same " ; 

Yet in His tenderness always " the 

Be it our honour to follow His 

banner, [name. 

Blessing for ever be unto His 

4 One is our Master; and happy those 

servants, [may come ; 

Watching and ready when'er He 

Changed in His image, from " glory 

to glory," [home. 

Joyful reward in His kingdom and 




In the heavenly pastures fair, 

'Neath the tender Shepherd's care, 
Let us rest beside the living stream to- 

Calmly there in peace recline, [day ; 

Drinking in the truth divine, [obey. 

As His loving call we now with joy 

Glorious stream of life eternal, 
Beauteous fields of living green, . . . 
Thou revealed within the Word 
Of our Shepherd and our Lord, 
By the pure in heart alone can they be seen . . . 

2 Far from all the noise and strife 
That disturb our daily life, [adore ; 
Let us pause awhile in silence and 
Then the sound of His dear voice 
Will our waiting souls rejoice, 
As He nameth us His own for ever- 

Oh, how good, and true, and kind, 

Seeking His stray sheep to find, 
If they wander into danger from His 

Ever closely may we tread [side ! 

Where His holy feet have led ; 
So at last with Him in heaven we 
may abide. 



I would commune with Thee, my 
E'en to Thy seat I come : [God : 

I leave my joys, I leave my sins, 
And seek in Thee my home. 

2 I stand upon the mount of God, 

With sunlight in my soul ; 
I hear the storms in vales beneath, 
I hear the thunders roll ; 

3 But I am calm with Thee, my God, 

Beneath these glorious skies ; 
And to the height on which 1 stand, 
Nor storms nor clouds can rise. 

4 Oh, this is life ! Oh, this is joy, 

My God, to find Thee so ! 
Thy face to see, Thy voice to hear, 
And all Thy love to know ! 





Walk in the light, so shalt thou know 

That fellowship of love 
His Spirit only can bestow, 

Who reigns in light above. 

2 Walk in the light, and thou shalt find 

Thy heart made truly His 
Who dwells in cloudless light en- 
In whom no darkness is. [shrined, 

3 Walk in the light — and sin abhorred 

Shall not defile again ; 
The blood of Jesus Christ the Lord 
Shall cleanse from every stain. 

4 Walk in the light, and e'en the tomb 

No fearful shade shall wear; 
Glory shall chase away its gloom, 
For Christ hath conquered there. 

5 Walk in the light, and thou shalt own 

Thy darkness passed away, 
Because that light hath on thee shone, 
In which is perfect day. 

6 Walk in the light — thy path shall be 

Peaceful, serene, and bright; 
For God, by grace, shall dwell in thee 
And God Himself is Light. 




Sons of God, beloved in Jesus ! 
Oh, the wondrous word of grace ! 

Christian Fellowship 

In His Son the Father sees us, 
And as sons He gives us place. 

Beloved, now are we the sons of God, 
And it doth not yet appear what we shall be 
But we know . . that when He shall appear, 
We know . . that when He shall appear, 
We shall be like Him ; we shall be like Him, 
For we shall see Him as He is. 

2 Blessed hope, now brightly beaming, 

On our God we soon shall gaze ; 
And in light celestial gleaming, 
We shall see our Saviour's face. 

3 By the power of grace transforming, 

W r e shall then His image bear ; 
Christ His promised word performing, 
We shall then His glory share. 

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Praise the Saviour, ye who know 

Who can tell how much we owe Him ? 
Gladly let us render to Him 
All we are and have. 

2 " Jesus " is the name that charms us ; 
He for conflicts fits and arms us ; 
Nothing moves and nothing harms us, 

When we trust in Him. 

3 Trust in Him, ye saints, for ever ; 
He is faithful, changing never ; 
Neither force nor guile can sever 

Those He loves from Him. 

4 Keep us, Lord, oh, keep us cleaving 
To Thyself, and still believing, 

Till the hour of our receiving 
Promised joys in heaven. 

5 Then we shall be where we would be, 
Then we shall be what we should be ; 
Things which are not now, nor could 

Then shall be our own. be, 




Blest be the tie that binds 
Our hearts in Christian love ; 
The fellowship of kindred minds 
Is like to that above. 

2 Before our Father's throne 
We pour our ardent prayers ; 

Our fears, our hopes, our aims are one s 
Our comforts and our cares. 

3 We share our mutual woes, 
Our mutual burdens bear ; 

And often for each other flows 
The sympathising tear. 

4 When we asunder part 
It gives us inward pain ; 

But we shall still be joined in heart, 
And hope to meet again. 





Onward, upward, homeward ! joy- 
fully I flee [Lord to be : 
From this world of sorrow, with my 
Onward to the glory ; upward to the 
prize ; [the skies. 
Homeward to the mansions far above 
Onward to the glory ! upward to the prize! 
Homeward to the mansions far above the skies I 

2 Onward, upward, homeward ! here I 

find no rest ; [Saviour pressed. 
Treading o'er the desert which my 
Onward, upward, homeward ! I shall 

soon be there ; [grace, shall share. 
Soon its joys and pleasures I, through 

3 Onward, upward, homeward ! come 

along with me ; [company. 

Ye who love the Saviour, bear me 
Onward, upward, homeward ! press 

with vigour on ; [won. 

Yet a little moment, and the race is 




oh, let 



Rejoice in the Lord ! 

mercy cheer ; 
He sunders the bands that enthrall ; 
Redeemed by His blood, why should 

we ever fear — 
Since Jesus is our " all in all " ? 
" If God be for us, if God be for us, if God 

Who can be against us ? [be for us, 

Who ? . . . who ? . . . who ? . . . 
Who can be against us, against us ? 

Be strong in the Lord ! rejoicing in 
His might, 
Be loyal and true day by day ; 
When evils assail, be valiant for the 
right, [stay. 

And He will be our strength and 
Confide in His Word— His promises 
so sure ; [amen " ; 

In Christ they are "yea and 
Though earth pass away, they ever 
shall endure, 
'Tis written o'er and 'oer again. 
Abide in the Lord : secure in His con- 
'Tis life everlasting begun ; [trol, 
To pluck from His hand the weakest 
trembling soul — 
It never, never can be done ! 




We are out on the ocean sailing, 
Homeward bound we sweetly glide ; 

We are out on the ocean sailing, 
To a home beyond the tide. 

All the storms will soon be over, 
Then we'll anchor in the harbour; 
We are out on the ocean sailing 
To a home beyond the tide. 

2 Millions now are safely landed, 

Over on the golden shore ; 
Millions more are on their journey, 
Yet there's room for millions more. 

3 Spread your sails, while heavenly 

Gently waft our vessel on ; [breezes 
All on board are sweetly singing — 
Free salvation is the song. 

4 When we all are safely anchored, 

We will shout — our trials o'er ; 
We will walk about the city, 
And we'll sing for evermore. 



The dear old story of a Saviour's love 
Is sweeter as the days go by ; 

The glad assurance of a home above 
Is sweeter as the days go by. 

We'll fill . . the days with joy - - f ul praise. 

We'll sing as the happy moments fly ; . . . 
The song of love to Him above 

Grows sweeter as the days go by. 

2 The sunbeams shining from the living 


Are brighter as the days go by ; 
The stars of promise cheering sor- 
row's night 

Are brighter as the days go by. 

3 Hope's anchor, holding in the stormy 

Is stronger as the days go by ; [strife, 
We feel the throbbings of immortal 
Grow stronger as the days go by. 

4 The peace that Jesus gives to us anew 

Is deeper as the days go by ; 
The prospects opening to the Chris- 
tian's view 
Are grander as the days go by. 



Come, let us all unite to sing : 

God is love ! God is love ! 
While heaven and earth their praises 

God is love ! God is love ! [bring : 
Let every soul from sin awake, 
Each in his heart sweet music make, 
And sweetly sing for Jesus' sake : 

God is love ! God is love ! 
2 Oh, tell to earth's remotest bound : 

God is love ! God is love ! 
In Christ is full redemption found : 

God is love ! God is love ! 
His blood can cleanse our sins away ; 
His Spirit turns our night to day. 

Divine Protection and Guidance 

And leads our souls with joy to say, 
God is love ! God is love ! 

How happy is our portion here ! 

God is love ! God is love ! 
His promises our spirits cheer : 

God is love ! God is love ! 
He is our Sun and Shield by day, 
By night He near our tents will stay — 
He will be with us all the way : 

God is love ! God is love ! 

What though my heart and flesh shall 
God is love ! God is love ! [fail : 
Through Christ I shall o'er death 
God is love ! God is love ! [prevail : 
E'en Jordan's swell I will not fear, 
For Jesus will be with me there, 
My soul above the waves to bear ; 
God is love ! God is love ! 

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A few more marchings weary, 

Then we'll gather home ! 
A few more storm-clouds dreary, 

Then we'll gather home ! 
A few more days the cross to bear, 

And then with Christ a crown to 
A few more marchings weary, [wear; 

Then we'll gather home ! 

O'er . . time's . . rapid river, 
Soon . . we'll . . rest for ever 
No more marchings weary 
When we gather home ! 

! A few more nights of weeping, 

Then we'll gather home ! 
A few more watches keeping, 

Then we'll gather home ! 
A few more victories over sin, 

A few more sheaves to gather in, 
A few more marchings weary, 

Then we'll gather home ! 

i A few more sweet links broken, 

Then we'll gather home ! 
A few more kind words spoken, 

Then we'll gather home ! 
A few more partings on the strand, 

And then away to Canaan's land: 
A few more marchings weary, 

Then we'll gather home ! 

Divine Protection and Guidance 

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O God, our help in ages past, 
Our hope for years to come, 

Our shelter from the stormy blast, 
And our eternal home. 

2 Under the shadow of Thy throne 

Thy saints have dwelt secure ; 
Sufficient is Thine arm alone, 
And our defence is sure. 

3 Before the hills in order stood, 

Or earth received her frame, 
From everlasting Thou art God, 
To endless years the same. 

4 A thousand ages in Thy sight 

Are like an evening gone ; 
Short as the watch that ends the night 
Before the rising sun. 

5 Time, like an ever-rolling stream, 

Bears all its sons away ; 
They fly forgotten, as a dream 
Dies at the opening day. 

6 O God, our help in ages past, 

Our hope for years to come, 
Be Thou our guard while life shall 
And our eternal home. [last, 





O God of Bethel ! by whose hand 

Thy people still are fed, 
Who through this weary pilgrimage 

Hast all our fathers led : 
Our vows, our prayers, we now pre 

Before Thy throne of grace : [sent 
God of our fathers, be the God 

Of their succeeding race ! 
Through each perplexing path of life 

Our wandering footsteps guide : 
Give us each day our daily bread, 

And raiment fit provide. 
Oh, spread Thy covering wings 

Till all our wanderings cease, 
And at our Father's loved abode 

Our souls arrive in peace. 
Such blessings from Thy gracious 

Our humble prayers implore, [hand 
And Thou shalt be our chosen God 

And portion evermore. 




When all Thy mercies, O my God, 

My rising soul surveys, 
Transported with the view, I'm lost 

In wonder, love, and praise. 

2 Unnumbered comforts on my soul 

Thy tender care bestowed, 
Before my infant heart conceived 
From whom these comforts flowed. 

3 When worn with sickness, oft hast 

With health renewed my face ; 


And when in sins and sorrows sunk, 
Revived my soul with grace. 

4 Ten thousand thousand precious gifts 

My daily thanks employ ; 
Nor is the least a cheerful heart 
That tastes those gifts with joy. 

5 Through every period of my life 

Thy goodness I'll pursue ; 
And after death, in distant worlds, 
The glorious theme renew. 

6 Through all eternity to Thee 

A joyful song 1*11 raise ; 
But oh, eternity's too short 
To utter all Thy praise ! 

D 1 A \3 (ess/ cm, 

God moves in a mysterious way 

His wonders to perform ; 
He plants His footsteps in the sea, 

And rides upon the storm. 

2 Deep in unfathomable mines 

Of never-failing skill, 
He treasures up His bright designs, 
And works His sovereign will. 

3 Ye fearful saints, fresh courage take ! 

The clouds ye so much dread 
Are big with mercy, and will break 
In blessings on your head. 

4 Judge not the Lord by feeble sense, 

But trust Him for His grace; 
Behind a frowning providence 
He hides a smiling face. 

5 His purposes will ripen fast, 

Unfolding every hour; 
The bud may have a bitter taste, 
But sweet will be the flower. 

6 Blind unbelief is sure to err. 

And scan His work in vain ; 
God is His own interpreter, 
And He will make it plain. 





God will take care of you, be 

He is your safeguard through sun- 
shine and shade ; [own, 

Tenderly watching and keeping His 

He will not leave you to wander alone. 
God will take care of you still to the end ; 
Oh, what a Father, Redeemer, and Friend ! 
Jesus will answer whenever you call ; 
He will take care of you ; trust Him for all ! 

2 God will take care of you through all 

the day, [your way ; 

Shielding your footsteps, directing 

He is your Shepherd, Protector, and 

Guide. [waters glide. 

Leading His children where still 

3 God will take care of you, long as you 

live, [give ; 

Granting you blessings no other can 

He will take care of you when time is 

past, [at last. 

Safe to His kingdom will bring you 


He leadeth His own with a gentle 
A wonderful Saviour have we ! 
Oh, where is the friend that on earth 
we can find 
So full of compassion as He ? 

Won derful Saviour, won derful Saviour 

Watching so tenderly o'er us ! 
Shedding bright sunshine before us ; 
Glo - - ry, hon - - our, and praise . . to His name ! 

2 He leadeth His own with a gentle 

Whenever we faint by the way ; 
How precious the blessings that fall 

from His throne, 
Like dew at the close of the day ! 

3 He leadeth His own with a gentle 

And when we are sorrow-oppressed, 
He gathers us under the shade of His 
And there on His bosom we rest. 

4 He leadeth His own with a gentle 

And oh, when our journey is o'er, 
What rapture in Eden to sit at His 

feet, [more ! 

And praise Him when time is no 

^ J. Zs (292) lii. 

Oh, safe to the Rock that is higher 

than 1, [would fly ; 

My soul in its conflicts and sorrows 
So sinful, so weary, Thine, Thine 

would I be ; [ing in Thee. 

Thou blest " Rock of Ages," I'm hid- 

Hiding in Thee, hiding in Thee, 

Thou blest " Rock of Ages," I'm hiding in Thee. 

2 In the calm of the noontide, in sor- 

row's lone hour, [its power; 

In times when temptation casts o'er me 
In the tempests of life, on its wide, 

heaving sea, [ing in Thee. 

Thou blest " Rock of Ages," I'm hid- 

3 How oft in the conflict, when pressed 

by the foe, [out my woe ; 

I have fled to my Refuge and breathed 
How often when trials like sea-billows 

roll, [of my soul. 

Have I hidden in Thee, O Thou Rock 

Divine Protection and Guidance 

520 (») 

Hide me, O my Saviour, hide me 

In Thy holy place ; 
Resting there beneath Thy glory, 

Oh, let me see Thy face. 

Hide . me ! . hide . me ! . 

O blessed Saviour, hide me ! 
O . Saviour, keep . me 

Safely, O Lord, with Thee ! 

2 Hide me, when the storm is raging 

O'er life's troubled sea; 
Like a dove on ocean's billows, 
Oh, let me fly to Thee ! 

3 Hide me, when my heart is breaking 

With its weight of woe ; 
When in tears I seek the comfort 
Thou canst alone bestow. 



In the shadow of the Highest 
My defence shall ever be, 

For His eye, that never sleepeth, 
Still is watching over me. 

I am dwell ing in the shadow . . . 

Of the migh ty King of kings ; . . . 

With His feath ers I am covered, . . . 

And I rest . . . beneath His wings. . . . 

2 In the shadow of the Highest 

I am safe from dread alarms, 
For beneath me and around me 
Are His everlasting arms. 

3 In the shadow of the Highest, 

There no evil can befal — 
He's my Hope, my Shield, and Buck- 
My Deliverer and my All. [ler, 

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All the way my Saviour leads me ; 

What have I to ask beside ? 
Can I doubt His tender mercy, 

Who through life has been my 
Guide ? 
Heavenly peace, divinest comfort, 

Here by faith in Him to dwell ! 
For I know, whate'er befal me, 

Jesus doeth all things well. 

2 All the way my Saviour leads me, 

Cheers each winding path I tread, 
Gives me grace for every trial, 

Feeds me with the living bread. 
Though my weary steps may falter, 

And my soul athirst may be, 
Gushing from the Rock before me, 

Lo, a spring of ioy I see. 

3 All the way my Saviour leads me ; 

Oh, the fulness of His love ! 

Perfect rest to me is promised 
In my Father's house above. 

When my spirit, clothed immortal, 
Wings its flight to realms of day, 

This my song through endless ages — 
Jesus led me all the way ! 



Lead me now and lead me ever, 
Lest my feet should turn aside 

From the path of love and duty, [died. 
From the Cross where Thou hast 

Lead me now and lead me ever, 
Till beyond the crystal sea, 

Through the bright and shining portals, 
I shall come and dwell with Thee. 

2 Thou the great and only centre 

Of my love and highest praise, 

Let my soul, revolving round Thee, 

Catch Thy pure, celestial rays. 

3 Keep me, Lord, for well Thou 

How I need Thy grace divine, [me, 
From the thoughts that oft beguile 
Still to shield this heart of mine. 

3.Z4 (w) 8.7A 

Guide me, O Thou great Jehovah, 
Pilgrim through this barren land; 

I am weak, but Thou art mighty ; 
Hold me with Thy powerful hand 

Bread of heaven, 
Feed me till I want no more. 

2 Open now the crystal fountain, 

Whence the healing waters flow ; 
Let the fiery, cloudy pillar, 
Lead me all my journey through : 

Strong Deliverer, [shield. 

Be Thou still my strength and 

3 When I tread the verge of Jordan, 

Bid my anxious fears subside ; 
Bear me through the swelling current, 
Land me safe on Canaan's side : 

Songs of praises 
I will ever give to Thee ! 



Thou art my Rock, O blessed Re- 
deemer, [hide ; 
Thou art my Refuge where I may 
Thou art my Rock to shelter and 
bless me ; 
Ever in Thee 1 safely abide. 

Thou art my Rock, . . . O blessed Redeemer, . . • 

Thou art my Friend, . . . and Thou art my 

Guide ; . . . 

Thou art my Hope, . . . and Thou art my 

Saviour, . . . [hide. . . . 

Thou art my Trust ; ... in Thee will I 


Thou art my Rock when sin is invit- 
ing, [near; 
Thou art my Rock when trial is 
Thou art my Rock when sorrow is 
smiting, [should I fear ? 
Thou art my Rock; why then 

Thou art my Rock, temptations defy- 
ing, [and sure; 

Thou art my Friend unchanging 
Wholly on Thee my soul is relying, 

Ever to keep me faithful and pure. 

Thou art my Rock; when kingdom 

and nation, [to dust ; 

Ruler and crown, have crumbled 

Thou shalt remain my Rock of 


Rock everlasting, Thee will I trust. 

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How firm a foundation, ye saints of 

the Lord, [Word ! 

Is laid for your faith in His excellent 
What more can He say, than to you 

He hath said— [fled ? 

To you, who for refuge to Jesus have 
" Fear not, I am with thee ; oh, be 

not dismayed ! [thee aid ; 

For I am thy God, I will still give 
I'll strengthen thee, help thee, and 

cause thee to stand, [hand. 

Upheld by My gracious, omnipotent 

" When through the deep waters I 
call thee to go, [flow, 

The rivers of sorrow shall not over- 

For I will be with thee, thy trials to 
bless, [distress. 

And sanctify to thee thy deepest 

" When through fiery trials thy path- 
way shall lie, [supply : 
My grace, all-sufficient, shall be thy 
The flame shall not hurt thee : I only 
design [to refine. 
Thy dross to consume, and thy gold 
" E'en down to old age all My people 
shall prove [love; 
My sovereign, eternal, unchangeable 
And then, when grey hairs shall their 

temples adorn, 
Like lambs they shall still in My 

bosom be borne. 
" The soul that on Jesus hath leaned 
for repose, [foes ; 

I will not — I will not desert to its 
That soul — though all hell should 
endeavour to shake — [sake ! " 
I'll never — no, never — no, never for- 



Thou art, O Lord, my Hiding Place ; 

My soul beneath Thy care 
May fold its wings in perfect peace, 

And fear no danger there. 

My Hiding Place, my Hiding Place, 

When stormy billows roll ; 
My Rock, my Hope, my sure Defence, 

The Anchor of my soul. 

Thou art, O Lord, my Hiding Place 

From storm and tempest wild ; 
For naught can harm the humblest 

Whom Thou hast made Thy child. 
Thou art, O Lord, my Hiding Place 

From strong temptation's power ; 
For Thou hast promised by Thy grace 

To keep me hour by hour. 
Thou art, O Lord, my Hiding Place : 

My life is hid with Thee ; 
Lord, Thou art mine, and I am Thine, 

Through all eternity. 





Like a shepherd, tender, true, 

Jesus leads, Jesus leads ! 
Daily finds us pastures new, 

Jesus leads, Jesus leads ! 
Though the mists hang o'er the way, 

Or the flock 'mid danger feeds, 
He will watch them lest they stray — 

Jesus leads, Jesus leads ! [leads ! 
All along life's rugged road Jesus 
Till we reach yon blest abode, Jesus 
All the way, before, He's trod, [leads ! 

And He now the flock precedes : 
Safe into the fold of God Jesus leads ! 
Through the sunlit ways of life Jesus 
leads ! [Jesus leads ! 

Through the warrings and the strife 
When we reach the Jordan's tide, 

Where life's boundary line recedes, 
He will turn the waves aside — 

Jesus leads, Jesus leads ! 





Down in the valley with my Saviour 

I would go, 
Where the flowers are blooming and 

the sweet waters flow ; 
Everywhere He leads me I would 

follow, follow on, 
Walking in His footsteps till the 

crown be won. 
Follow 1 follow ! I would follow Jesus ! 
Anywhere, everywhere, I would follow on I 
Follow I follow I I would follow Jesus I 
Everywhere He leads me I would follow one 

Divine Protection and Guidance 

2 Down in the valley with my Saviour I 

would go, [the dark waters flow ; 
Where the storms are sweeping and 
With His hand to lead me I will 

never, never fear : [Lord is near, 
Dangers cannot fright me if my 

3 Down in the valley, or upon the moun- 

tain steep, [soul ever keep ; 

Close beside my Saviour, would my 
He will lead me safely, in the path that 

He has trod, [of God. 

Up to where they gather on the hills 


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With my Saviour ever near to guide 

I am safe, whatever may betide me; 
From the storm and tempest He will 
In the hollow of His hand ! [hide me 

In the hollow ... of His hand I . . . 
In the hollow ... of His hand I . . » 
I am safe whatever may betide me, 
In the hollow of His hand ! 

2 In His arms of love He doth enfold 

me ; [told me ; 

Words of peace His voice divine hath 

I am safe, for God Himself doth hold 

In the hollow of His hand ! [me 

3 He will guard my soul, and leave me 

never; [shall sever; 

From His love no power on earth 

And I know He'll keep me now and 

In the hollow of His hand ! [ever 



In the shadow of the Rock 
Let me rest, let me rest, 
When I feel the tempest shock 

Thrill my breast, thrill my breast ; 
All in vain the storm shall sweep, 

While I hide, while I hide, 
And my tranquil station keep, 
By Thy side. 
O my Saviour, blessed Rock ! 
Let me hide, let me hide ; 
And for ever in Thy cleft 

Safe abide. 
Till the storms of life are past, 
With their cold and chilly blast, 
And I'm anchored safe at last, 
By Thy side I 

2 On the parched and desert way, 
Where I tread, where I tread, 
With the scorching noontide ray 
O'er my head, o'er my head ; 
Let me find a welcome shade, 
Cool and still, cool and still, 
And my weary steps be stayed, 
While I will. 

I in peace will rest me there 

Till I see, till I see 
That the skies again are fair 

Over me, over me ; 
That the burning heat is past, 

And the day, and the day 
Bids the traveller go at last 
On his way. 

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Take Thou my hand, and lead me — 
Choose Thou my way ! [to say. 

" Not as I will," O Father, teach me 

What though the storms may gather, 
Thou knowest best ; [I rest. 

Safe in Thy holy keeping, there would 

2 Take Thou my hand, and lead me — 

Lord, I am Thine ! [of mine : 
Fill with Thy Holy Spirit this heart 
Then in the hour of trial 

Strong shall I be, [Thee. 

Ready to do, or suffer, dear Lord, for 

3 Take Thou my hand, and lead me, 

Lord, as I go ; [grow. 

Into Thy perfect image help me to 
Still in Thine own pavilion 

Shelter Thou me ; [close to Thee ! 
Keep me, O Father, keep me close, 

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Tenderly guide us, O Shepherd of 

love, [above, 

To the green pastures and waters 

Guarding us ever by night and by day, 

Never from Thee would we stray. 

Never ! . . . never ! . . . 
Never ! oh, never ! for Thou art the way 

Never ! . . . never ! . . . 
Never from Thee would we stray. 

2 What though the heavens with clouds 

be o'ercast ! — [blast ! 

Fearful the tempest, and bitter the 
Still with the light of Thy Word on 

the way, 
Never from Thee would we stray. 

3 Over our weakness Thy strength has 

been cast ; [the last ; 

Keep us in meekness, Thine own till 
Then, safely folded, with joy we shall 

Never from Thee would we stray. 



Leave me not, for I am lonely, 
And the way I cannot see ; 

Lest I wander into danger, 
Keep me, Saviour, near to Thee. 



Sa - viour, . Sa - viour, . 

Keep me near to Thee ; . . . 
Lest I wander into danger, 

Keep me, Saviour, aear to Thee. 

2 Leave me not, for darkness gathers 

Round about the path I tread ; 
Leave me not, but let thy footsteps 
Ever by Thy hand be led. 

3 Leave me not, for sin is near me ; 

With temptation life is fraught ; 
Then through all life's toilsome jour- 
O my Saviour, leave me not ! [ney, 



In the secret of His presence He will 
hide me, [of care ; 

From the burden of a weary world 
Overshadowed by His mercy, calmly 
My Redeemer will protect me there. 
He will hide . . . me, . safety hide . . . me, . 
Where no sorrow nor temptation can betide me ; 
He will hide . . . me, . safely hide . . . me ; . 
In the secret of His presence He will hide me. 

2 In the secret of His presence He will 

hide me, [He will show : 

And the brightness of His glory 

While He covers me with light as 

with a garment, [know ! 

Oh the rapture that my heart will 

3 In the secret of His presence He will 

hide me, [less love ; 

In the secret of His blessed, bound- 
There communing and abiding with 

my Saviour, 
What a foretaste of the joys above ! 

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82 ) 


Thou art my hiding-place, O Lord ! 

In Thee I put my trust ; 
Encouraged by Thy holy Word, 

A feeble child of dust : 
I have no argument beside, 

I urge no other plea ; 
And 'tis enough my Saviour died, 

My Saviour died for me ! 

2 When storms of fierce temptation 

And furious foes assail, [beat, 

My refuge is the mercy-seat, 

My hope within the vail : 
From strife of tongues and bitter 

My spirit flies to Thee ; [words 

Joy to my heart the thought affords — 

My Saviour died for me ! 

3 And when Thine awful voice com- 

This body to decay, [mands 

And life in its last lingering sands 
Is ebbing fast away — 

Then, though it be in accents weak, 
My voice shall call on Thee, [speak, 

And ask for strength in death to 
" My Saviour died for me ! ** 





Saviour, lead me, lest I stray, . , 
Gently lead me all the way ; . . . 
I am safe when by Thy side, . . . 
I would in Thy love abide. . . . 

Lead me, lead me, 

Saviour, lead me, lest I stray ; 
Gently down the stream of time, 

Lead me, Saviour, all the way. 

2 Thou the refuge of my soul, . . . 
When life's stormy billows roll, . 
I am safe when Thou art nigh, . 
On Thy mercy I rely. . . . 

3 Saviour, lead me, till at last, . . . 
When the storm of life is past, . 
I shall reach the land of day, . . 
Where all tears are wiped away. 


Lead us, Heavenly Father, lead us 
O'er the world's tempestuous sea ; 

Guide us, guard us, keep us, feed us, 
For we have no help but Thee ; 

Yet possessing every blessing, 
If our God our Father be. 

2 Saviour, breathe forgiveness o'er us, 

All our weakness Thou dost know ; 
Thou didst tread the earth before us, 

Thou didst feel its keenest woe ; 
Lone and dreary, faint and weary, 

Through the desert Thou didst go. 

3 Spirit of our God descending, 

Fill our hearts with heavenly joy ; 
Love with every feeling blending, 

Pleasures that can never cloy : 
Thus provided, pardoned, guided, 

Nothing can our peace destroy. 

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The Lord's our Rock, in Him we 
A shelter in the timo of storm ! 
Secure whatever ill betide : 
A shelter in the time of storm ! 
Oh, Jesus is a Rock in a weary land! 
A weary land, a weary land ; 
Oh, Jesus is a Rock in a weary land 
A shelter in the time of storm 1 

2 A shade by day, defence by night : 
A shelter in the time of storm ! 
No fears alarm, no foes affright : 
A shelter in the time of storm ! 

Divine Protection and Guidance 

3 The raging storms may round us beat : 

A shelter in the time of storm ! 

We'll never leave our safe retreat, 

A shelter in the time of storm ! 

4 O Rock divine, O Refuge dear: 

A shelter in the time of storm ! 
Be Thou our helper ever near, 
A shelter in the time of storm ! 



A wonderful Saviour is Jesus, my 
A wonderful Saviour to me ; [Lord, 

He hideth my soul in the cleft of the 
Where rivers of pleasure I see. [rock, 

He hideth my soul in the cleft of the rock, 
That shadows a dry, thirsty land ; 

He hideth my life in the depths of His love, 
And covers me there with His hand. 

2 A wonderful Saviour is Jesus, my 

He taketh my burden away ; [Lord, 
He holdeth me up, and I shall not be 
He giveth me strength as my day. 

3 With numberless blessings each mo- 

ment He crowns, [divine, 

And, filled with His goodness 
I sing in my rapture, oh, glory to God 
For such a Redeemer as mine ! 

4 When clothed in His brightness, 

transported I rise 
To meet Him in clouds of the sky, 
His perfect salvation, His wonderful 

love, [high. 

I'll shout with the millions on 



Under His wings I am safely abiding ; 

Though the night deepens and 

tempests are wild, 

Still I can trust Him — I know He 

will keep me; [His child. 

He has redeemed me, and I am 

Under His wings, under His wings, 
Who from His love can sever ? 

Under His wings my soul shall abide, 
Safely abide for ever. 

2 Under His wings, what a refuge in 

sorrow ! [its rest ! 

How the heart yearningly turns to 

Often when earth has no balm for 

my healing, [am blest. 

There I find comfort, and there I 

3 Under His wings, oh, what precious 

enjoyment ! [are o'er ; 

There will I hide till life's trials 

Sheltered, protected, no evil can 

harm me ; 
Resting in Jesus I'm safe evermore. 

54.Z (w) l.m. 

He leadeth me ! O blessed thought ! 
O words with heavenly comfort 

fraught ! 
Whate'er I do, where'er I be, 
Still 'tis God's hand that leadeth me. 

He leadeth me ! He leadeth me ! 
By His own hand He leadeth me ; 
His faithful follower I would be, 
For by His hand He leadeth me. 

2 Sometimes 'mid scenes of deepest 

gloom, [bloom, 

Sometimes where Eden's bowers 
By waters calm, o'er troubled sea — 
Still 'tis God's hand that leadeth me. 

3 Lord, I would clasp Thy hand in 
Nor ever murmur, nor repine ; [mine, 
Content, whatever lot I see, 

Since 'tis my God that leadeth me. 

4 And when my task on earth is done, 
When, by Thy grace, the victory's 

E'en death's cold wave I will not flee, 
Since Thou through Jordan leadest 





Precious promise God hath given 

To the weary passer-by, 
On the way from earth to heaven, 

" I will guide thee with Mine eye." 

" I will guide thee, I will guide thee 
I will guide thee with Mine eye ; 

On the way from earth to heaven, 
I will guide thee with Mine eye." 

2 When temptations almost win thee, 

And thy trusted watchers fly, 
Let this promise ring within thee : 
" I will guide thee with Mine eye." 

3 When thy secret hopes have perished 

In the grave of years gone by, 
Let this promise still be cherished, 
" I will guide thee with Mine eye." 

4 When the shades of life are falling, 

And the hour has come to die, 
Hear thy trusty Leader calling, 
" I will guide thee with Mine eye." 


Where my Saviour's hand is guiding, 
And for all my wants providing — 
In His precious love confiding, 
I'll go with Him all the way. 

Where my Saviour leads I'll follow, 
Where my Saviour leads I'll follow, 
Where my Saviour leads I'll follow — 
I will follow all the way. 


2 Though my path be dark and dreary, 
And my steps be faint and weary— 
With His loving voice to cheer me, 

I'll go with Him all the way. [ me 

3 Though the ills of earth may wound 
And the storms of life confound me— 
With His loving arms around me, 

I'll go with Him all the way. 

4 When the ties of earth shall sever, 
And He calls me home for ever — 
To the loved beyond the river, 

I'll go with Him all the way. 




O soul, tossed on the billows, 

Afar from friendly land, 
Look up to Him who holds thee 

In " the hollow of His hand." 

In the hollow of His hand ! 
In the hollow of His hand !— 
Oh, how safe are all who trust Him, 
In the hollow of His hand ! 

2 Though raging winds may drive thee 

A wreck upon the strand, 
Still cling to Him who holds thee 
In " the hollow of His hand." 

3 When strength is spent in toiling, 

And wearily you stand, 
Then rest in Him who holds thee 
In " the hollow of His hand." 

4 When by the swelling Jordan, 

Your feet in sinking sand, 
Remember still He holds thee 
In " the hollow of His hand." 

5 And when at last we're gathered 

With all the ransomed band, 
We'll praise our God who holds us 
In " the hollow of His hand." 

546 ») 

Lead to the shadow of the Rock of 

Refuge my weary feet ; 
Give me the water from the life-stream 


Clear, pure, and sweet. 

?r h ^ re f Iu m ^ biU 2 ws and ^e tempest hiding, 
Under the shelter of Thy love abiding, 
Safe in the shadow of the " Rock of Ages " 
Joy shall be mine ! ' 

2 Lead to the shadow of the Rock 

Eternal my heart opprest ; 
There in the secret of Thy holy 
presence, calm shall I rest. 

3 Lead to the shadow of the " Rock of 

Ages "; oh, keep Thou me 
Safe from the arrows of the world's 
temptations, close, close to Thee ! 

547(Sft) . 

When the storms of life are raging, 
Tempests wild on sea and land, 

I will seek a place of refuge 
In the shadow of God's hand. 

He will hide . me ! . He will hide . me 
Where no harm . . can e'er betide me : 
He will hide . me I . safely hide . me, . 
In the sha - - dow of His hand ! 

2 Though He may send some affliction, 

'Twill but make me long for home ; 
For in love and not in anger, 
All His chastenings will come. 

3 Enemies may strive to injure, 

Satan all his arts employ ; 
God will turn what seems to harm me 
Into everlasting joy. 

4 So, while here the cross I'm bearing, 

Meeting storms and billows wild, 
Jesus for my soul is caring, [child. 
Naught can harm His Father's 

548 (lie) 

Thou knowest, Lord, Thou knowest 

all about me, [have trod; 

And all the winding way my feet 

And now Thou know'st I cannot go 

without Thee, [swelling flood. 

To guide me onward through the 

2 Thou know'st my way— how lone, 

how dark, how cheerless, [see : 

If Thy dear hand I fail in all to 

Bright with Thy smile of love, my 

heart is fearless, [on Thee. 

When in my weakness I can lean 

3 Give me Thy presence ! Go Thou, 

Lord, before me, 

Make a plain path where all is 

rough and drear; [o'er me, 

So let me trust the love that watches 

And in the shadows still believe 

Thee near. 



Saviour, hold me close to Thee, 
Kept by the power of God ; 

Only this my trust shall be, 
Kept by the power of God. 

Sweetly kept " in perfect peace," 

When from fears He gives release ; 

Kept M through faith " till time shall cease, 
Kept by the power of God. 

2 Kept from every evil thing, 

Kept by the power of God ; 

Underneath His sheltering wing, 

Kept by the power of God. 

3 Kept till earthly perils past, 

Kept by the power of God ; 

Divine Protection and Guidance 

We shall overcome at I ast, 
Kept by the power of God. 
4 Kept to sing His praise above, 
Kept by the power of God ; 

Wondrous mercy, wondrous love, 
Kept by the power of God. 

550 ( 



Hold Thou my hand ! so weak I am, 

and helpless, [Thy aid ; 

I dare not take one step without 

Hold Thou my hand ! for then, O 

loving Saviour, [afraid. 

No dread of ill shall make my soul 

2 Hold Thou my hand ! and closer, 

closer draw me [joy, my all : 

To Thy dear self — my hope, my 

Hold Thou my hand, lest haply I 

should wander ; [feet should fall. 
And, missing Thee, my trembling 

3 Hold Thou my hand ! the way is 

dark before me [divine ; 

Without the sunlight of Thy face 

But when by faith I catch its radiant 

glory, [ous songs are mine! 

What heights of joy, what raptur- 

4 Hold Thou my hand ! that when I 

reach the margin [for me, 

Of that lone river Thou didst cross 

A heavenly light may flash along its 

waters, [shall be. 

And every wave like crystal bright 

551 ( 



Firm as a rock, that in the mighty 

ocean [majestic form, 

Hurls back the waves, and with 

Grand and sublime, amid their wild 

commotion [raging storm. 

Heeds not the tempest nor the 

Firm as a rock ! no power shall cleave asunder, 
1 hough lightnings flash and thunders loudly 

So will we trust in Him, our great Redeemer — 
Jesus, our hiding-place, for evermore ! 

2 Firm as a rock, that in the thirsty 

desert [burning ray, 

Veils like a cloud the noontide's 

While with delight the worn and 

weary traveller [way. 

Turns to its shadow from his lonely 

3 Firm as a rock, though surges dash 

around us ! [may fall ! 

Firm as a rock, though trials dark 

Yet shall we cling to Him, the Rock 

of Ages, [All ! 

Jesus, the Holy One, our All in 

4 Firm as a rock, when earthly scenes 

are waning ! [billows roll ! 

Firm as a rock, when Jordan's 

Firm as a rock, we'll rest upon His 

promise ! [soul ! 

Jesus, the Refuge of the weary 

552 ( 

747 ) 


Lord Jesus, Thou dost keep Thy 

child [pests wild ; 

Through sunshine or through tem- 

Jesus, I trust in Thee ! 
Thine is such wondrous power to save, 
Thine is the mighty love that gave 

Its all on Calvary. 

2 O glorious Saviour ! Thee I praise ; 
To Thee my new glad song I raise, 

And tell of what Thou art. 
Thy grace is boundless in its store ; 
Thy face of love shines evermore : 

Thou givest me Thy heart. 

3 Upon Thy promises I stand, [hand 
Trusting in Thee: Thine own right 

Doth keep and comfort me ! 
My soul doth triumph in Thy Word ; 
Thine, Thine be all the praise, dear 

As Thine the victory. [Lord, 

4 Love perfecteth what it begins : [sins — 
Thy power doth save me from my 

Thy grace upholdeth me. [sweet ! 
This life of trust — how glad, how 
My need and Thy great fulness meet, 

And I have all in Thee. 



love divine, how sweet Thou art ! 
When shall I find my willing heart 

All taken up by Thee ? 

1 thirst, I faint, I die to prove 
The greatness of redeeming love, 

The love of Christ to me ! 

2 Stronger His love than death or hell ; 
Its riches are unsearchable : 

The first-born sons of light 
Desire in vain its depths to see ; 
They cannot reach the mystery, 

The length, and breadth, and height. 

3 God only knows the love of God ; 
Oh, that it now were shed abroad 

In this poor stony heart : 
For love I sigh, for love I pine : 
This only portion, Lord, be mine, 

Be mine this better part. 

4 Oh, that I could for ever sit 
With Mary at the Master's feet ; 

Be this my happy choice : 


My only care, delight, and bliss, 
My joy, my heaven on earth, be this, 
To hear the Bridegroom's voice. 

D&TC P.M. 

He feedeth His flock like a Shepherd, 
Where pastures are blooming and 

He gathers the lambs in His bosom, 

And shelters them tenderly there. 

He feed - - cth His flock, . . His flock . . . like a 

Shepherd, [in His bosom ; 

And ga - - thers the lambs, . . the lambs . . . 

He feed - - eth His flock, . . His flock . . . like a 

Shepherd, [in His bosom. 

And ga - - thers the lambs, . . the lambs . . . 

2 He feedeth His flock like a Shepherd ; 

And when in the desert they roam, 
He patiently follows their footsteps, 
Arid leadeth them tenderly home. 

3 He feedeth His flock like a Shepherd ; 

The weakest His kindness may 
claim ; 
He never will leave nor forsake them 
Who trust in His excellent name. 




When storms around are sweeping, 
When lone my watch I'm keeping, 
•Mid fires of evil falling, 
*Mid tempters' voices calling, 

Remember me. O Mighty One ! 
Remember me, O Mighty One ! 

When walking on life's ocean, 

Control its raging motion ; 

When from its dangers shrinking, 

When in its dread deeps sinking, 

When weight of sin oppresses, 

When dark despair distresses, 

AH through the life that's mortal, 

And when I pass death's portal, 

556 dSd 


Jbsus, Saviour, pilot me, 
Over life's tempestuous sea ; 
Unknown waves before me roll, 
Hiding rock and treacherous shoal ; 
Chart and compass come from Thee : 
Jesus, Saviour, pilot me ! 
A3 a mother stills her child, 
Thou canst hush the ocean wild ; 
Boisterous waves obey Thy will 
When Thou say'st to them "Be 

still ! " 
Wondrous Sovereign of the sea, 
Jesus, Saviour, pilot me ! 
When at last I near the shore, 
And the fearful breakers roar 

'Twixt me and the peaceful rest — 
Then, while leaning on Thy breast, 
May I hear Thee say to me, 
" Fear not ! I will pilot thee ! " 

557 ( 




In Thy cleft, O Rock of Ages, hide 
Thou me ! [Thou me ! 

When the fitful tempest rages, hide 
Where no mortal arm can sever 
From my heart Thy love for ever, 
Hide me, O Thou Rock of Ages, 
Safe in Thee ! 

From the snare of sinful pleasure, 
hide Thou me ! [Thou me ! 

Thou, my soul's eternal Treasure, hide 
When the world its power is wielding, 
And my heart is almost yielding, 
Hide me, O Thou Rock of Ages, 
Safe in Thee ! 

In the lonely night of sorrow, hide 
Thou me ! [Thou me ! 

Till in glory dawns the morrow, hide 
When I'm nearing Jordan's billow, 
Let Thy bosom be my pillow ; 
Hide me, O Thou Rock of Ages, 
Safe in Thee ! 

558 Of) 

My soul at last a rest hath found, 

A rest that will not fail ; 
A sure and certain anchorage ground 

In Christ within the vail. 

O Rock . . of Ages, cleft for me, 
In Thee . . my soul securely hide ! 

My tower of strength, I fly to Thee, 
And safely there abide. 

2 I'll hide me in this refuge strong, 

From every stormy blast ; 
And sit and sing until the waves 
Of wrath are overpast. 

3 Ye comfortless and tempest-tost, 

By sins and woes opprest : 
Ye tempted, troubled, ruined, lost, 
Come find in Christ your rest ! 

4 Ye thirsty, from this smitten Rock 

Life's crystal water spring ; 
There hide from every stormy shock, 
And rest, and drink, and sing ! 



The Lord is my Refuge, my Strength 
and Shield, 

And this of a truth I know ; 
His tender protection is o'er me still, 

My comfort where'er I go. 

Divine Protection and Guidance 

Though bright with the joys that no tongue 
Eternity's years may be ; [can tell, 

Oh, never, no, never, can I forget 
His wonderful love to me ! 

The Lord is my Refuge, my Strength, 
and Shield, 

All glory to Him I'll give ; [day, 
And sing of His mercy by night and 

For only in Him I live. 

The Lord is my Refuge, my Strength, 
and Shield, [Guide ! 

My Saviour, my Friend, and 
He makes me a child and an heir of 

Oh, what can I ask beside ? [grace : 



Blessed is he that is trusting the 

For the help that he daily needs ; 
He shall inherit the promised reward, 

If he follow where Jesus leads. 

in the Lord 

with all . . thine 

Trust . . . 

heart, . . 
And in all thy ways acknowledge Him, . . 
And He shall direct thy paths ; . . . [heart, . . 
Trust ... in the Lord . . . with all . . thine 
And in all thy ways acknowledge Him, . . 
And He shall direct thy paths. 

2 Blessed is he that is trusting the Lord, 

Who doth follow the heavenly way ; 

Keeping with patience and hope the 

path, [day. 

All his steps shall be guarded each 

3 Blessed is he whom the Father will 

And the Saviour will e'er befriend ; 
He shall not fear, and shall not be 
For the Lord will his soul defend. 

4 Blessed is he who will keep in the way 

That will upward and onward lead ; 
Walking by faith in His love every day, 
Who supplieth his daily need. 




Give to the winds thy fears ; 
Hope, and be undismayed : 
God hears thy sighs, and counts thy 
God shall lift up thy head, [tears; 

Through waves, and clouds, and 

He gently clears thy way ; [storms, 

Wait thou His time; so shall the 

Soon end in joyous day. [night 

He everywhere hath sway, 
And all things serve His might; 
His every act pure blessing is, 
His path unsullied light. 

When He makes bare His arm, 

What shall His work withstand ? 
When He His people's cause defends, 

Who, who shall stay His hand ? 

Leave to His sovereign sway 

To choose and to command ; [own 
With wonder filled thou then shalt 

How wise, how strong His hand. 

Thou comprehend'st Him not ; 

Yet earth and heaven tell, 
God sits as Sovereign on His throne — 

He ruleth all things well. 

Thou seest our weakness, Lord, 

Our hearts are known to Thee : 
Oh, lift Thou up the sinking hand, 

Confirm the feeble knee ! 

Let us, in life and death, 

Thy steadfast truth declare ; 
And publish, with our latest breath, 

Thy love and guardian care. 




The Lord's my Shepherd, I'll not 
He makes me down to lie [want : 

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, 
Ev'n for His own name's sake. 

3 Yea, though I walk in death's dark 

Yet will I fear none ill; [vale, 

For Thou art with me ; and Thy rod 
And staff me comfort still. 

4 My table Thou hast furnished 

In presence of my foes ; 
My head Thou dost with oil anoint, 
And my cup overflows. 

5 Goodness and mercy all my life 

Shall surely follow me ; 
And in God's house for evermore 
My dwelling-place shall be. 



Trust God as a child of His love, 
Trust in Him to guide you with 
His eye ; 
Trust God for the blessings of life, 
For these He will supply. 
Trust God, as He has told you, and look to Him 
from day to day ; [way. 

Put your trust in God, as the Guardian of your 

2 Trust God when the tempter is near, 
Trust in Him for grace to turn 
aside ; 
Trust God 'mid the billows of life. 
A refuge to provide. 


3 Trust God at the coming of grief, 

Trust in Him to soothe its bitter 
Trust God 'mid the burdens of life, 
To strengthen and sustain. 

4 Trust God as you journey along, 

Trust in Him for grace to win the 
Trust God till you answer the call 
To meet Him in the skies. 

564 c 



I know not what awaits me ; 

God kindly veils mine eyes, 
And o'er each step of my onward way 

He makes new scenes to rise ; 
And every joy He sends me comes 

A sweet and glad surprise. 

Where He may lead I'll follow, 

My trust in Him repose : 
And every hour in perfect peace 

I'll sing, " He knows ! He knows ! " 

2 One step I see before me ; 

'Tis all I need to see : [shines, 

The light of heaven more brightly 

When earth's illusions flee ; 
And sweetly thro' the silence comes 

His loving, " Follow Me." 

3 Oh, blissful lack of wisdom ! 

'Tis blessed not to know ; 
He holds me with His own right hand, 

And will not let me go ; 
And lulls my troubled soul to rest 

In Him who loves me so. 

4 So on I go — not knowing, 

I would not if I might ; 
I'd rather walk in the dark with God 

Than go alone in the light ; 
I'd rather walk by faith with Him 

Than go alone by sight. 



I am sailing afar on the ocean of life, 
In my bark that is slender and frail ; 

But I know not a fear with my Pilot 
to steer, 
And in safety I\meet every gale. 

Jesus is my Pilot, 

The Pilot of my soul ; 

I will ever trust Him, 

Though surging billows roll. 

2 I am tossed on the waves, to the 

deeps I am borne, 

But my Pilot is strong at the helm ; 

In His love I abide, in His promise 

confide, [whelm. 

And the wild waters never o'er- 

When the harbour appears, and my 

voyage is done, [more ; 

And the storms never come to me 

Oh, what joy it will be all my loved 

ones to see, 

When we meet on eternity's shore. 



Amid the trials that I meet, 
Amid the thorns that pierce my feet, 
One thought remains supremely sweet— 
Thou thinkest, Lord, of me ! 

Thou thinkest, Lord, of me ! . . 
Thou thinkest, Lord, of me ! . . 
What need I fear when Thou art near, 
And thinkest, Lord, of me ? 

The cares of life come thronging fast, 
Upon my soul their shadows cast ; 
Their gloom reminds my heart at last— 

Thou thinkest, Lord, of me ! 
Let shadows come, let shadows go, 
Let life be bright, or dark with woe, 
I am content ; for this I know — 

Thou thinkest, Lord, of me ! 




and Saviour 

Jesus, my 

Trusting in Thee, trusting in Thee ; 
Oh, what a foretaste of glory is mine 

While I am trusting in Thee ! 

Trust - ing, . trust - ing, . 

Jesus, my Saviour, in Thee ; . . 
Oh, what a foretaste of glory is mine, 

While I am trusting in Thee ! 

What though around me the billows 
may roll ? 
Trusting in Thee, trusting in Thee ; 
Firm on the Rock I have anchored 
my soul ; 
Lord, I am trusting in Thee ! 

What if the shadows encompass my 
way ? 
Trusting in Thee, trusting in Thee ; 
Lord, Thou hast promised Thy 
strength as my day, 
While I am trusting in Thee. 

Jesus, my Shepherd, Redeemer, and 
Trusting in Thee, trusting in Thee; 
Thou wilt deliver, and Thou wilt 
While I am trusting in Thee. 

568 (&) 


Precious thought — my Father know- 
In His love I rest ; [eth ! 

For whate'er my Father doeth 
Must be always best ; 

Well I know the heart that planneth 
Naught but good for me ; 

Joy and sorrow interwoven, 
Love in all I see. 

2 Precious thought — my Father know- 

Careth for His child ; [eth ! 
Bids me nestle closer to Him, 

When the storms beat wild; 
Though my earthly hopes are shat- 

And the teardrops fall, 
Yet He is Himself my solace, 

Yea, my " all in all." 

3 Oh to trust Him then more fully ! 

Just to simply move 
In the conscious calm enjoyment 

Of the Father's love ; [way 
Knowing that life's chequered path- 

Leadeth to His rest ; 
Satisfied the way He taketh 

Must be always best. 

Desires after Holiness 

569 ( 



Lord Jesus, I long to be perfectly 

whole, [soul ; 

-I want Thee for ever to live in my 

Break down every idol, cast out every 
foe — [than snow. 

Now wash me, and I shall be whiter 

Whiter than snow, yes, whiter than snow, 
Now wash me, and I shall be whiter than snow. 

2 Lord Jesus, let nothing unholy re- 

main, [every stain ; 

Apply Thine own blood and extract 
To get this blest cleansing I all things 

forego — [than snow. 

Now wash me, and I shall be whiter 

3 Lord Jesus, look down from Thy 

throne in the skies, [sacrifice ; 
And help me to make a complete 
I give up myself and whatever I 

know — [than snow. 

Now wash me, and I shall be whiter 

4 Lord Jesus, for this I most humbly 

entreat ; [feet ; 

I wait, blessed Lord, at Thy crucified 
By faith, for my cleansing, I see Thy 

blood flow — [than snow. 

Now wash me, and I shall be whiter 

5 Lord Jesus, Thou seest I patiently 

wait ; [heart create ; 

Come now, and with me a new 

Desires after Holiness 

To those who have sought Thee, 
Thou never saidst No — 

Now wash me, and I shall be whiter 
than snow. 

570 (ft) 

7.9. (or 7«.\ 

Saviour, more than life to me, 
I am clinging, clinging close to Thee ; 
Let Thy precious blood, applied, 
Keep me ever, ever near Thy side. 

Every day, . . every hour, . . 

Let me feel Thy cleansing power ; 

May Thy tender love to me 

Bind me closer, closer, Lord, to Thee. 

2 Through this changing world below. 
Lead me gently, gently as I go ; 
Trusting Thee, I cannot stray, 

I can never, never lose my way. 

3 Let me love Thee more and more, 
Till this fleeting, fleeting life is o'er; 
Till my soul is lost in love, 

In a brighter, brighter world above. 




More about Jesus would I know, 
More of His grace to others show ; 
More of His saving fulness see, 
More of His love — who died for me. 

More, more about Jesus, 
More, more about Jesus ; 
More of His saving fulness 
More of His love who died 

more, more aooui jt 

More, more about J( 

More of His saving fulness see, 

More of His love who died for me. 

2 More about Jesus let me learn, 
More of His holy will discern ; 
Spirit of God, my teacher be, 
Showing the things of Christ to me. 

3 More about Jesus ; in His Word 
Holding communion with my Lord ; 
Hearing His voice in every line, 
Making each faithful saying mine. 

4 More about Jesus, on His throne, 
Riches in glory all His own ; 

More of His kingdom's sure increase ; 
More of His coming — Prince of Peace. 

•5 J Zi ( 198/ 10s. 

Fountain of purity opened for sin, 
Here may the penitent wash and be 

clean ; [woe, 

Jesus, Thou blessed Redeemer from 
Wash me, and I shall be whiter than 


Whiter than snow, . . . whiter than snow ; . . . 
Wash me, Redeem - - er, and I shall be whiter 
than snow. 

2 Though I have laboured again and 
All my self-cleansing is utterly vain ; 


Jesus, Redeemer from sorrow and 

woe, [snow. 

Wash me, and I shall be whiter than 

3 Cleanse Thou the thoughts of my 

heart, I implore ; [and more ; 
Help me Thy light to reflect more 
Daily in loving obedience to grow, 
Wash me, and I shall be whiter than 


4 Whiter than snow ! nothing farther 

I need ; [plead ; 

Christ is the Fountain: this only I 
Jesus, my Saviour, to Thee will T go — 
Wash me, and I shall be whiter than 


573 ( 


87 J 


Show me Thy face — one transient 

Of loveliness Divine, [gleam 

And I shall never think or dream 

Of other Jove save Thine : 
All lesser light will darken quite, 

All lower glories wane, 
The beautiful of earth will scarce 

Seem beautiful again. 

2 Show me Thy face — my faith and 

Shall henceforth fixed be [love 

And nothing here have power to 

My soul's serenity. [move 

My life shall seem a trance, a dream, 

And all I feel and see, 
Illusive, visionary — Thou 

The one reality ! 

3 Show me Thy face — I shall forget 

The weary days of yore, 
The fretting ghosts of vain regret 

Shall haunt my soul no more. 
All doubts and fears for future years 

In quiet rest subside, [calm 

And naught but blest content and 

Within my breast reside. 

4 Show me Thy face — the heaviest cross 

Will then seem light to bear, 
There will be gain in every loss, 

And peace with every care. 
With such light feet the years will 

Life seem as brief as blest, [fleet, 
Till I have laid my burden down, 

And entered into rest. 

574 (K) 


Thou my everlasting Portion, 
More than friend or life to me, 

All along my pilgrim journey, 

Saviour, let me walk with Thee. 

Close to Thee, close to Thee, 
Close to Thee, close to Thee, 

All along my pilgrim journey, 
Saviour, let me walk with Thee. 

2 Not for ease or worldly pleasure, 

Not for fame my prayer shall be; 
Gladly will I toil and suffer, 
Only let me walk with Thee. 

Gladly will I toil and suffer, 
Only let me walk with Thee. 

3 Lead me through the vale of shadows, 

Bear me o'er life's fitful sea ; 
Then the gate of life eternal 
May I enter, Lord, with Thee. 

Then the gate of life eternal 
May I enter, Lord, with Thee. 

O J 5 (295) 8.7. 

Soul of mine, in earthly temple 
Why not here content abide ? 

Why art thou for ever pleading ? 
Why art thou not satisfied ? 

I . . . shall be satisfied, 
I . . . shall be satisfied, 
When I awake in His likeness. 

2 Soul of mine, my heart is clinging 

To the earth's fair pomp and pride ; 
Ah, why dost thou thus reprove me ? 
Why art thou not satisfied ? 

3 Soul of mine, must I surrender, 

See myself as crucified, 
Turn from all of earth's ambition, 
That thou may'st be satisfied ? 

4 Soul of mine, continue pleading; 

Sin rebuke, and folly chide: 
I accept the cross of Jesus, 
That thou may'st be satisfied. 

576 ») 

I want the adorning Divine, 

Thou only, my God, canst bestow ; 

I want in those beautiful garments to 

shine, [below. 

Which distinguish Thy household 
I want every moment to feel [heart, 

That Thy Spirit resides in my 
That His power is present to cleanse 
and to heal, 

And newness of life to impart. 

2 I want, oh, I want to attain [Thee ! 
Some likeness, my Saviour, to 
That longed-for resemblance once 
more to regain — 
Thy comeliness put upon me ! 
I want to be marked for Thine own, 
Thy seal on my forehead to wear; 
To receive that " new name " on the 
mystic white stone, [clare. 

Which none but Thyself can de- 

Desires after Holiness 

3 I want as a traveller to haste [way ; 
Straight onward, nor pause on my 
Nor forethought, nor anxious con- 
trivance to waste 
On the tent only pitched for a day. 
I want, and this sums up my prayer, 

To glorify Thee till I die ; 
Then calmly to yield up my soul to 
Thy care, [sigh. 

And breathe out, in faith, my last 




I need Thee every hour, 
Most gracious Lord ; 

No tender voice like Thine 
Can peace afford. 

I need Thee, oh, I need Thee ; 

Every hour I need Thee ; 
Oh, bless me now, my Saviour ! 

I come to Thee. 

I need Thee every hour, 

Stay Thou near by ; 
Temptations lose their power 

When Thou art nigh. 
I need Thee every hour, 

In joy or pain ; 
Come quickly and abide, 

Or life is vain. 
I need Thee every hour ; 

Teach me Thy will ; 
And Thy rich promises 

In me fulfil. 
I need Thee every hour, 

Most Holy One : 
Oh, make me Thine indeed, 

Thou blessed Son. 


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I would have the Saviour with me, 
For I dare not walk alone ; 

I would feel His presence near me, 
And His arm around me thrown. 

Then my soul . . . shall fear no ill, . . . 
While He leads ... me where He will, . . . 
I will go . . . without a murmur, 
And His footsteps follow still. 

2 1 would have the Saviour with me, 

For my faith, at best, is weak ; 
He can whisper words of comfort 
That no other voice can speak. 

3 I would have the Saviour with me 

In the onward march of life, [shine, 
Through the tempest and the sun- 
Through the battle and the strife. 

4 I would have the Saviour with me, 

That His eye the way may guide, 
Till I reach the vale of Jordan, 
Till I cross the rolling tide. 


Thou whose hand thus far hath led 
Wheresoe'er my path may be ; [me, 
Lord, I pray that Thou wilt ever 
Draw, and keep me near to Thee. 
Near to Thee, O Lord, to Thee — 
Draw me ever near to Thee. 

2 When the way is dark and cheerless, 

When no ray of light I see, 
May Thine arms of love and mercy 
Draw me ever near to Thee. 

3 Thou in whom my soul is trusting, 

Hope of life and joy to me ; 
While on earth a pilgrim stranger, 
Draw me ever near to Thee. 

5o0 (u5") e.6. 

Nearer, blessed Jesus, to Thy 

wounded side; [my soul abide; 
Nearer to Thy heart of love, would 
There alone is safety, there alone is 

rest, [guilt opprest. 

When beset with danger, when with 

2 Purer, Saviour, purer, may I ever be, 
Free from every earthly stain, more, 

O Lord, like Thee ; 
Listening 'mid the tempest for Thy 

" Peace, be still ! " [in Thy will. 
Trusting when in darkness, resting 

3 Watching, ever watching, even unto 

prayer ; [every care ; 

Leaving all with Jesus, yielding 
Trusting, fully trusting, every pro- 
mise sweet ; [precious feet. 
Learning life's great lesson at Thy 

4 Waiting, only waiting, till the hour 

shall come, [the heavenly home ; 
When with joy I'll meet Him there, in 
Oh for that glad morning, when my 

Lord again, [with them to reign ! 
" Glorified in all His saints," comes 

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Nearer, my God, to Thee, 

Nearer to Thee ; 
E'en though it be a cross 

That raiseth me, 
Still all my song shall be- 
Nearer, my God, to Thee ! 

Nearer to Thee ! 
2 Though, like the wanderer, 

The sun gone down, 
Darkness be over me, 

My rest a stone, 
Yet in my dreams I'd be 
Nearer, my God, to Thee ! 

Nearer to Thee ! 


3 There let the way appear 

Steps unto heaven ; 
All that Thou sendest me 

In mercy given : 
Angels to beckon me 
Nearer, my God, to Thee ! 

Nearer to Thee ! 

4 Then with my waking thoughts 

Bright with Thy praise, 
Out of my stony griefs 

Bethel I'll raise : 
So by my woes to be 
Nearer, my God, to Thee ! 

Nearer to Thee ! 

5 Or if on joyful wing 

Cleaving the sky, 
Sun, moon, and stars forgot, 

Upward I fly, 
Still all my song shall be — 
Nearer, my God, to Thee ! 

Nearer to Thee ! 




More holiness give me, more strivings 
within ; [sorrow for sin ; 

More patience in suffering, more 

More faith in my Saviour, more 
sense of His care ; [in prayer. 

More joy in His service, more purpose 

2 More gratitude give me, more trust 

in the Lord ; [in His Word ; 

More zeal for His glory, more hope 
More tears for His sorrows, more 

pain at His grief; [for relief. 

More meekness in trial, more praise 

3 More purity give me, more strength 

to o'ercome ; 
More freedom from earth-stains, 

more longings for home ; 
More fit for the kingdom, more used 

would I be; [like Thee. 

More blessed and holy, more, Saviour, 



Oh for a closer walk with God, 
A calm and heavenly frame ; 

A light to shine upon the road 
That leads me to the Lamb ! 

2 Where is the blessedness I knew 

When first I saw the Lord ? 
Where is the soul-refreshing view 
Of Jesus and His word ? 

3 What peaceful hours I once enjoyed- 

How sweet their memory still ! 
But they have left an aching void 
The world can never fill. 

4 The dearest idol I have known, 

Whate'er that idol be, 
Help me to tear it from Thy throne, 
And worship only Thee. 

5 So shall my walk be close with God, 

Calm and serene my frame ; 
So purer light shall mark the road 
That leads me to the Lamb. 

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Come, let us to the Lord our God 
With contrite hearts return ; 

Our God is gracious, nor will leave 
The desolate to mourn. 

2 His voice commands the tempest 

And stills the stormy wave ; [forth, 

And though His arm be strong to 

'Tis also strong to save. [smite, 

3 Long hath the night of sorrow 

reigned ; 
The dawn shall bring us light ; 
God shall appear, and we shall rise 
With gladness in His sight. 

4 Our hearts, if God we seek to know, 

Shall know Him and rejoice ; 
His coming like the morn shall be, 
Like morning songs His voice. 

5 As dew upon the tender herb, 

Diffusing fragrance round ; 
As showers that usher in the spring, 
And cheer the thirsty ground : 

6 So shall His presence bless our souls, 

And shed a joyful light ; 
That hallowed morn shall chase away 
The sorrows of the night. 



Jesus Christ, grow Thou in me, 
And all things else recede ! 

My heart be daily nearer Thee, 
From sin be daily freed. 

2 Each day let Thy supporting might 

My weakness still embrace; 
My darkness vanish in Thy light, 
Thy life my death efface. 

3 In Thy bright beams which on me 

Fade every evil thought ; [fall 

That I am nothing, Thou art all, 
I would be daily taught. 

4 More of Thy glory let me see, 

Thou Holy, Wise, and True ! 

1 would Thy living image be, 

In joy and sorrow too. 

5 Fill me with gladness from above, 

Hold me by strength Divine : 

Desires after Holiness — Consecration 

Lord, let the glow of Thy great love 
Through my whole being shine. 
6 Make this poor self grow less and less, 
Be Thou my life and aim ; 

Oh, make me daily through Thy grace 
More meet to bear Thy name ! 



Oh, suffer me to come to Thee, 

Jesus, the Son ; 
Oh, may my heart from evil part 

To Thee be won. 

2 Thy blessing give ; help me to live, 

Jesus, for Thee ; 
Nor let me stray from Thee away, 
But strengthen me. 

3 Safe in the arms that guard from 

Jesus, my Guide, [harms, 

Protect me still, keep me from ill, 
Close to Thy side. 

4 So strong Thou art, control my 

Jesus, most kind ; [heart, 

Oh, make me true, my soul renew, 
To Thee it bind. 

5 When ends my life from care and 

Jesus, with Thee, [strife, 

In heavenly peace, where sin doth 

At home I'll be. [cease, 



Search me, O God, my actions try, 

And let my life appear 
As seen by Thine all-searching eye : 

To mine my ways make clear. 

2 Search all my sense, and know my 

Who only canst make known ; 
And let the deep, the hidden part 
To me be fully shown. 

3 Throw light into the darkened cells, 

Where passion reigns within ; 
Quicken my conscience till it feels 
The loathsomeness of sin. 

4 Search all my thoughts, the secret 

The motives that control ; [springs, 
The chambers where polluted things 
Hold empire o'er the soul. 

5 Search, till Thy fiery glance has cast 

Its holy light through all, 
And I by grace am brought at last 
Before Thy face to fall. 

6 Thus prostrate I shall learn of Thee 

What now I feebly prove — 
That God alone in Christ can be 
Unutterable love ! 


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Holy Father ! hear my cry ; 
Holy Saviour ! bend Thine ear ; 
Holy Spirit ! come Thou nigh ; — 
Father, Saviour, Spirit, hear ! 

2 Father, save me from my sin ; 
Saviour, I Thy mercy crave ; 
Gracious Spirit, make me clean; — 
Father, Son, and Spirit, save ! 

3 Father, let me taste Thy love ; 
Saviour, fill my soul with peace ; 
Spirit, come, my heart to move : 
Father, Son, and Spirit bless ! 

4 Father, Son, and Spirit, Thou 
One Jehovah, shed abroad 

All Thy grace within me now — 
Be my Father and my God ! 

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My Saviour, Thou hast offered rest : 
Oh, give it, then, to me ! — 

The rest of ceasing from myself, 
To find my all in Thee. 

2 This cruel self, oh, how it strives 

And works within my breast, 
To come between Thee and my soul 
And keep me back from rest ! 

3 How many subtle forms it takes 

Of seeming verity, 
As if it were not safe to rest, 
And venture all on Thee. 

4 O Lord, I seek a holy rest, 

A victory over sin ! 
I seek that Thou alone shouldst reign 
O'er all without, within. 

5 In Thy strong hand I lay me down — 

So shall the work be done : 
For who can work so wondrously 
As the Almighty One ? 

6 Work on, then, Lord, till on my soul 

Eternal light shall break ; 
And, in Thy likeness perfected, 
I " satisfied " shall wake. 




I have given up all for Jesus — 

This vain world is naught to me ; 
All its pleasures are forgotten 

In remembering Calvary. [me, 

Though my friends despise, forsake 

And on me the world looks cold, 
I've a Friend that will stand by me 

When the pearly gates unfold. 


Life's morn will soon be waning, 
And its evening bells be tolled, 

But my heart will know no sadness 
When the pearly gates unfold. 

2 When the voice of Jesus calls me, 

And the angels whisper low, 
I will lean upon my Saviour 

Through the valley as I go : 
I will claim His precious promise, 

Worth to me the world of gold : 
" Fear no evil, I'll be with thee 

When the pearly gates unfold." 

3 Just beyond the waves of Jordan, 

Just beyond its chilling tide, 
Blooms the Tree of Life immortal, 

And the living waters glide : 
In that happy land of spirits 

Are there stores of bliss untold, 
And the angels are awaiting 

Where the pearly gates unfold. 

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My glorious Victor, Prince Divine, 
Clasp these surrendered hands in 

Thine ; 
At length my will is all Thine own, 
Glad vassal of a Saviour's throne. 

2 My Master, lead me to Thy door; 
Pierce this now willing ear once more ; 
Thy bonds are freedom ; let me stay 
With Thee, to toil, endure, obey. 

3 Yes, ear and hand, and thought and 

Use all in Thy dear slavery still ! 
Self's weary liberties I cast [fast. 

Beneath Thy feet; there keep them 

4 Tread them still down; and then I 

know, [o'erflow ; 

These hands shall with Thy gifts 
And pierced ears shall hear the tone 
Which tells me Thou and I are one. 



" Not my own ! " but saved by Jesus, 
Who redeemed me by His blood : 

Gladly I accept the message, 
I belong to Christ the Lord ! 

" Not my own ! " . . Oh, " not my own ! " . . 

Jesus, I . . belong to Thee ! . . 
All I have, and all I hope for, 

Thine for all eternity ! 

" Not my own ! " to Christ, my 

I, believing, trust my soul ; 
Everything to Him committed, 

While eternal ages roll, 

"Not my own ! " my time, my talent, 
Freely all to Christ I bring, 
/ To be used in joyful service 
For the glory of my King. 

4 "Not my own!" The Lord accepts me. 
One among the ransomed throng, 
Who in heaven shall see His glory, 
And to Jesus Christ belong. 

D:7«5 (si) 6.5. 

Once it was the blessing, now it is 
the Lord; [His Word; 

Once it was the feeling, now it is 

Once His gifts I wanted, now the 
Giver own ; [self alone. 

Once I sought for healing, now Him- 

All in all for ever, Jesus will I sing ; 
Everything in Jesus, and Jesus everything. 

2 Once 'twas painful trying, now 'tis 

perfect trust ; [most ; 

Once a half salvation, now the utter- 
Once 'twas ceaseless holding, now He 

holds me fast ; [anchor's cast. 
Once 'twas constant drifting, now my 

3 Once 'twas busy planning, now 'tis 

trustful prayer; [has the care; 
Once 'twas anxious caring, now He 
Once 'twas what I wanted, now what 

Jesus says ; [ceaseless praise. 

Once 'twas constant asking, now 'tis 

4 Once it was my working, His it hence 

shall be ; [me ; 

Once I tried to use Him, now He uses 
Once the power I wanted, now the 

Mighty One ; [alone. 

Once for self I laboured, now for Him 

5 Once I hoped in Jesus, now I know 

He's mine ; [brightly shine ; 

Once my lamps were dying, now they 
Once for death I waited, now His 

coming hail ; [within the veil. 
And my hopes are anchored safe 


I am glad I have heard of the Saviour's 
great mercy ! 
And that now I am singing His 
redemption's new song ; 
And e'er since, by His grace, unto 
Him I surrendered, 
In my heart has been ringing — 
" I believe ! I belong ! " 

Tell it out ! tell it out ! Christ the theme of my 
story ! [it along ! 

Sing, ye mountains and hills ! breezes, waft 
Praise the Lord ! He provideth a perfect salva- 
tion ; [I belong ! ' 
So we'll take as our watchword — " I believe 


2 Once the slave of my sin, then my 

soul lay in darkness, 
Kept a prisoner by Satan in his 

dungeon so strong ; 
But the Lord, by His power, set me 

free from my bondage, 
And He gave me this watchword — 

" I believe ! I belong ! " 

3 I believe for a full and a perfect salva- 

tion ; [deep and strong ; 

I belong to my Saviour with a love 

And though oft sorely tempted to 

change my allegiance, 
Still my faith gives the answer — 

" I believe ! I belong ! " 

4 But I look for the time when, my 

journey safe ended, 
I shall join in the chorus of the 
heavenly throng : 
Oh, what rapture 'twill be on the 
throne to behold Him, 
To eternity singing — " I believe ! 
I belong ! " 


Thy will, O Lord, not mine, 

Teach me to say ; 
Not my will, Lord, but Thine, 

I would obey ; 
Then shall I know the joy, 
And Thy name glorify, 
When I, on earth, shall try 

To follow Thee. 
My weakness, Lord, I own, 

From day to day ; 
I listen for Thy voice 

To lead the way ; 
Oh, wilt Thou send the light 
To make my pathway bright, 
And show me what is right, 

The only way. 
I cannot see just where 

The Spirit leads, 
But know that Christ is there, 

Who intercedes; 
Oh, help me now to rest 
On Jesus' loving breast, 
Till He shall manifest 

His love in me ! 

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Anywhere, my Saviour, lead my 
willing feet, [presence sweet ; 

Only let me clasp Thy hand, feel Thy 

Thorns may pierce and snares beset, 
I will follow Thee [est me. 

Anywhere, my Saviour, if Thou lead- 

An y-where, my blessed Saviour, 

I will follow Thee, I will follow Thee ; 

An y-where, my blessed Saviour, 

If Thou Ieadest me. . . . 

Anywhere, my Saviour, only on me 
smile ; [let not sin beguile ; 

Strengthen, guard, and comfort me, 

Dark and toilsome though my way, 
I will never fear, [ence cheer. 

Anywhere, my Saviour, if Thy pres- 

Anywhere, my Saviour: only this I 
pray, [let me stray ; 

Keep me in the narrow path, never 

Sin may plead with siren voice, help 
me answer, Nay, [hold my way. 

Kept by Thee, my Saviour, I will 

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Jesus, I my cross have taken, 

All to leave and follow Thee ; 
Naked, poor, despised, forsaken, 

Thou, from hence, my all shalt be. 
Perish every fond ambition, [known, 

All I've sought, or hoped, or 
Yet how rich is my condition ! 

God and heaven are still my own. 

Let the world despise and leave me, 

They have left my Saviour too ; 
Human hearts and looks deceive me ; 

Thou art not, like them, untrue. 
And while Thou shalt smile upon me, 

God of wisdom, love, and might, 
Foes may hate, and friends may scorn 

Show Thy face, and all is bright. 
Man may trouble and distress me, 

'Twill but drive me to Thy breast ; 
Life with trials hard may press me, 

Heaven will bring me sweeter rest. 
Oh, 'tis not in grief to harm me, 

While Thy love is left to me : 
Oh, 'twere not in joy to charm me, 

Were that joy unblest by Thee ! 



It may not be on the mountain's 

Or over the stormy sea ; [height, 
It may not be at the battle's front 

My Lord will have need of me ; 
But if by a still small voice He calls 

To paths which I do not know, 
I'll answer, O Lord, with my hand in 
Thine, [should go. 

I'll go where Thou wouldst I 

I'll go where Thou wouldst I should go, dear 
Over mountain, or plain, or sea ; [Lord, 

I'll say what Thou wouldst I should say, dear 
I'll be what Thou wouldst I should be. [Lord, 


2 Perhaps to-day there are loving words 

Which Jesus would have me speak ; 

There may be now in the paths of sin 

Some wanderer whom I should 

seek ; [guide, 

O Saviour, if Thou wilt be my 

Though dark and rugged the way, 

My voice shall echo Thy message 

sweet — [should say. 

I'll say what thou wouldst I 

3 There must be still some lowly place 

For me in the harvest wide, 
Where I may labour through life's 

For Jesus the crucified : [short day 
So, trusting my all to Thy tender care, 

And knowing Thou lovest me, 
I'll do Thy will with a heart sincere — 

I'll be what Thou wouldst I should 



O blessed life ! the heart at rest, 
When all without tumultuous seems, 
That trusts a higher will, and deems 
That higher will, not mine, the best. 

2 O blessed life ! the mind that sees 
Whatever change the years may bring ; 
A mercy still in everything, 

And shining through all mysteries. 

3 O blessed life ! the soul that soars, 
When sense of mortal sight is dim, 
Beyond the sense — beyond to Him 
Whose love unlocks the heavenly 


4 O blessdd life ! heart, mind, and soul, 
From self-born aims and wishes free 
In all — at one with Deity, 

And loyal to the Lord's control. 

5 O life ! how blessed, how divine ! 
High life, the earnest of a higher ! 
Saviour, fulfil my deep desire, 
And let this blessed life be mine. 

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Search me, O Lord ! and try this 

heart of mine ; [am Thine : 

Search me, and prove if I indeed 
Test by Thy word, that never changed 

can be, [in Thee. 

My strength of hope and living faith 

2 Search me, O Lord ! subdue each 

vain desire, [spire; 

And in my soul a deeper love in- 
Hide Thou my life, that I, supremely 

blest, [may rest. 

Beneath Thy wings in perfect peace 


3 Search me, O Lord ! and from the 

dross of sin, [within ; 

Refine as gold, and keep me pure 
Search Thou my thoughts, whose 

springs Thine eyes can see : 
From secret faults, O Saviour, cleanse; 

Thou me ! 

4 Search me, O Lord ! let faith thro* 

grace divine 
Thyself reflect in every act of mine, 
Till at Thy call my waiting soul shall 

rise, [the skies. 

Caught up with joy to meet Thee in 


All to Jesus I surrender, 

All to Him I freely give ; 
I will ever love and trust Him, 

In His presence daily live. 

1 surrender all, ... I surrender all j . . . 

All to Thee, my blessed Saviour, I surrender 
all. . . . 

2 All to Jesus I surrender, 

Humbly at His feet I bow ; 
Worldly pleasures all forsaken — 
Take me, Jesus, take me now. 

3 All to Jesus I surrender, 

Make me, Saviour, wholly Thine ; 
Let the Holy Spirit witness 
I am Thine and Thou art mine. 

4 All to Jesus I surrender : 

Lord, I give myself to Thee ; 

Fill me with Thy love and power, 

Let Thy blessing rest on me. 

5 All to Jesus I surrender : 

Now I feel the sacred flame ; 
Oh the joy of full salvation ! 
Glory, glory to His name ! 




True-hearted, whole-hearted, faith- 
ful and loyal, [will be ! 
King of our lives by Thy grace we 
Under the standard exalted and royal, 
Strong in Thy strength we will 
battle for Thee. 

Peal out the watchword ! silence it never ! 

Song of our spirits rejoicing and free ; 
Peal out the watchword ! loyal for ever, 

King of our lives, by Thy grace we will be I 

2 True-hearted, whole-hearted, fullest 
allegiance [King ; 

Yielding henceforth to our glorious 
Valiant endeavour and loving obedi- 
ence, [bring. 
Freely and joyously now would we 


3 True-hearted, whole-hearted, Saviour 
all-glorious ! [there alone, 

Take Thy great power, and reign 
Over our wills and affections victor- 
ious, [Thine own. 
Freely surrendered and wholly 

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I am Thine own; O Christ ! hence- 
forth entirely Thine; [is mine. 
And life from this glad hour, new life, 

2 No earthly joy can lure my quiet soul 

from Thee ; [to me. 

This deep delight, so pure, is heaven 

3 My joyful song of praise in sweet 

content I sing ; [my King ! 

To Thee the note I raise, my King ! 

4 I cannot tell the art by which such 

bliss is given ; [have heaven. 

I know Thou hast my heart, and I 

5 O peace — O holy rest, O balmy breath 

of love ! [prove ! 

heart, divinest, best — Thy depth I 

6 I ask this gift of Thee — a life all lily- 

fair, [seraphs are. 

And fragrant as the place where 


1 love Thee, Lord; yet 'tis no love 

of mine [of Thine : 

That goeth forth to that great heart 
'Tis Thine own love which Thou hast 

given me [Thee. 

Returning back, O loving Lord, to 

Oh ! help me, Lord, to take, by grace divine, 
Yet more and more of that great love of 

Thine ; 
That day by day my heart may give to Thee 
A deeper love and growing constantly. 

2 The earth absorbs the soft, refreshing 

rain, [fruits again ; 

And sends it back in flowers and 
So I receive Thy love so rich and free, 
And send it back in joy and praise to 


3 The moon receives the sun's bright, 

golden light, [some night, 

And gives it forth to cheer the dark- 
So I receive the rays of love divine, 
And with them cheer this weary world 

of Thine. 

4 'Tis by Thy love that I can love and 

bless [happiness ; 

The foes who seek to blast my 
Can e'en rejoice, when bearing wrong 

and shame, [Thy name. 

Thou deem'st me meet to suffer for 

j 5 Naught but Thy love can satisfy my 

heart, [to part ; 

Constrain my will from self and sin 

In love so great Thou giv'st Thyself 

to me; 
For Thou art Love — to all eternity. 



Arise and follow Me ! 
Alas, my Lord, I hear Thy word, 
But Thee Thyself I can but dimly see ; 
Help me to rise and follow Thee. 

2 Arise and follow Me ! 

But I am bound to earth's cold ground 
By many a tie : Come, Lord, and set 
me free, 
Then I shall rise and follow Thee. 

3 Arise and follow Me ! 

The way is rough, but 'tis enough 
That through my life Thou wilt my 
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And I will boldly follow Thee. 

4 Arise and follow Me ! [tomb, 
In mist and gloom, through tears and 
Up golden streets and by the crystal 

I shall for ever follow Thee, [sea, 




Jesus, I have promised 
To serve Thee to the end ; 

Be Thou for ever near me, 
My Master and my Friend ! 

1 shall not fear the battle, 
If Thou art by my side ; 

Nor wander from the pathway, 
If Thou wilt be my Guide. 

2 Oh, let me feel Thee near me, 

The world is ever near ; 
I see the sights that dazzle, 

The tempting sounds I hear : 
My foes are ever near me, 

Around me and within ; 
But, Jesus, draw Thou nearer, 

And shield my soul from sin. 

3 Oh, let me hear Thee speaking, 

In accents clear and still, 
Above the storms of passion, 

The murmurs of self-will. 
Oh speak, to reassure me, 

To hasten or control ; 
Oh speak, and make me listen, 

Thou Guardian of my soul ! 

4 O Jesus, Thou hast promised 

To all who follow Thee, 
That where Thou art in glory 
There shall Thy servant be ! 


And, Jesus, I have promised 
To serve Thee to the end ; 

Oh, give me grace to follow 
My Master and my Friend ! 

5 Oh, let me see Thy footmarks, 

And in them plant mine own ; 
My hope to follow duly 

Is in Thy strength alone. 
Oh, guide me, call me, draw me, 

Uphold me to the end ; 
And then in heaven receive me, 

My Saviour and my Friend ! 

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I am Thine, O Lord, I have heard 
Thy voice, 

And it told Thy love to me ; [faith, 
But I long to rise in the arms of 

And be closer drawn to Thee. 

Draw me near er, nearer, blessed Lord, 

To the cross where Thou hast died ; 

Draw me nearer, nearer, nearer, blessed 
To Thy precious, bleeding side. 

2 Consecrate me now to Thy service, 

By the power of grace divine ; 
Let my soul look up with a steadfast 

And my will be lost in Thine. 

3 Oh, the pure delight of a single hour 

That before Thy throne I spend, 
When I kneel in prayer, and with 
Thee, my God, 
I commune as friend with friend. 

4 There are depths of love that I cannot 

Till I cross the narrow sea ; [reach 
There are heights of joy that I may not 
Till I rest in peace with Thee. 

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Take time to be holy, speak oft with 
thy Lord ; [His Word. 

Abide in Him always, and feed on 

Make friends of God's children ; help 
those who are weak ; [seek. 

Forgetting in nothing His blessing to 

2 Take time to be holy, the world 

rushes on ; [Jesus alone — 

Spend much time in secret with 
By looking to Jesus, like Him thou 

shalt be ; [ness shall see. 

Thy friends in thy conduct His like- 

3 Take time to be holy, let Him be thy 

Guide ; [betide ; 

And run not before Him, whatever 

In joy or in sorrow still follow thy 
Lord, [His Word. 

And, looking to Jesus, still trust in 
4 Take time to be holy, be calm in thy 
soul ; [neath His control : 

Each thought and each temper be- 
Thus led by His Spirit to fountains 
of love, [above. 

Thou soon shalt be fitted for service 

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My heart is resting, O my God, 

I will give thanks and sing : 
My heart is at the secret source 

Of every precious thing. 

2 Nov* the frail vessel Thou hast made, 

No hand bu t Thine shall fill — 
The waters of the earth have failed, 
And I am thirsty still. 

3 I thirst for springs of heavenly life, 

And here all day they rise ; 
I seek the treasure of Thy love, 
And close at hand it lies. 

4 And a " new song " is in my mouth, 

To long-loved music set — 
Glory to Thee for all the grace 
I have not tasted yet ! 

5 A prayer reposing on His truth, 

Who hath made all things mine, 
That draws my captive will to Him, 
And makes it one with Thine. 

610 Oft) 

Must Jesus bear the cross alone, 
And all the world go free ? 

No, there's a cross for every one, 
And there's a cross for me. 

2 The consecrated cross I'll bear, 

Till death shall set me free : 
And then go home my crown to wear, 
For there's a crown for me. 

3 Upon the crystal pavement, down 

At Jesus' pierced feet, 
With joy I'll cast my golden crown, 
And His dear name repeat. 

4 O precious cross ! O glorious crown ! 

O resurrection day ! 
Ye angels, from the stars come down, 
And bear my soul away. 

Oil (285) P.M. 

When the heart, made pure, is the 
temple of the Lord, 
And we feel His presence there, 
Oh, the joy that comes when we 
gather in His name, 
At the hallowed hour of prayer. 


He a precious unto all that believe Him, 
He is precious unto all that receive Him, 
Oh, the blessings we may claim, when we 
gather in His name 1 
For the Lord will answer prayer. 

2 There are floods of light from His 

glory that descend, 
When we think our prospect dim, 
There are heights of love that His 

children may attain, 
By a closer walk with Him. 

3 He will cheer us on when we follow 

where He leads, 

And our hearts with gladness fill ; 
For we know by faith that His ever- 
lasting arms 

Are beneath and round us still. 

4 Let us grow in grace and a know- 

ledge of the truth, 
Let us dwell in perfect peace ; 
Till we all clasp hands in the palace 

of the King, 
Where our joy shall never cease. 



Thrice-Blessed Spirit 1 Giver of 

salvation, [shame ; 

Purchased by Jesus on the cross of 

Dwell in our hearts ; transform them 

with Thy beauty — [name. 

Fairest adorning of our Saviour's 

2 Thy sevenfold grace bestow upon us 

freely : — [mankind ; 

Love, deep and full, to God and all 

Joy in the Lord, 'mid every earthly 

sorrow ; [eth heart and mind. 
Peace, calm and sweet, that guard- 

3 Make us long-suffering 'mid earth's 

provocations ; [wrong ; 

Gentleness give us, when enduring 

Goodness impart, that we e'en foes 

may succour, [toil to song. 

Faithfulness grant, to change our 

4 Meekness bestow, with humble self- 

abasement, [controlling might : 
And Self-control, through Thy 
And as we list to every call of duty, 
May we do all as in Thy searching 


5 Then with the gift of holiness within 

us ; [more divine ; 

We not less human, but made 

Our lives replete with heaven's 

supernal beauty, [is Thine. 

Ever declare— That beauty, Lord, 

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My Saviour, oh, what glories shine 
Through all Thy life of love divine ! 
What wondrous grace and sympathy — 
All this for me ! all this for me ! 

O blessed Sa - viour, may I be . . 
A living sac - - rirlce to Thee ; 
Both now and in eternity, 
Yes, all for Thee ! yes, all for Thee ! 

2 Thy vigils 'neath the lowly shade, 
Despised, rejected, scorned, betrayed; 
Thy sorrow in Gethsemane — 

All this for me ! all this for me I 

3 The thorns that pierced Thy sacred 

The blood that saves so fully now ; 
Oh, wondrous cross of Calvary ! — 
All this for me ! all this for me I 

4 The riches of Thy peace and love, 
The treasures of Thy home above, 
Grace everlasting, full and free — 
All this for me ! all this for me ! 



When I came to Jesus, then my heart 
was sad ; [made me glad. 

But when He received me, then He 

Freely He forgave me, met my spirit's 
need ; [would lead. 

Then He bade me follow whither He 

I will follow Jesus, follow all the day j 
Walking in His footsteps closely all the way. 

2 Oft in hours of trial I have gone 

astray, [narrow way ; 

Into worldly bypaths from the 
But my Saviour sought me, brought 

me to His side ; [Crucified. 

Then again I followed Christ, the 

3 But I would not wander, gracious 

Lord, from Thee; [loyalty: 

I would follow wholly, with true 
Every sin forsaking from my inmost 

soul ; [grand control. 

Every thought surrendered to Thy 

4 Teach me by Thy Spirit, and Thy 

Holy Word, [Thee, Lord ; 

How I best may suffer, and obey 
And however painful to obey may be, 
Love can make it gladsome, aye to 

follow Thee. 

615 (T) 

Dying with Jesus, by death reckoned 

Living with Jesus a new life divine ; 


Looking to Jesus till glory doth 

shine — [Thine. 

Moment by moment, O Lord, I am 

Moment by moment I'm kept in His love, 
Moment by moment I've life from above ; 
Looking to Jesus till glory doth shine ; 
Moment by moment, O Lord, I am Thine. 

2 Never a battle with wrong for the 

right, [fight ; 

Never a contest that He doth not 
Lifting above us His banner so 

white — [sight. 

Moment by moment I'm kept in His 

3 Never a trial that He is not there, 
Never a burden that He doth not 

bear, [share — 

Never a sorrow that He doth not 
Moment by moment I'm under His 


4 Never a heartache, and never a groan, 
Never a teardrop, and never a moan, 
Never a danger — but there on the 

throne [His own. 

Moment by moment He thinks of 

5 Never a weakness that He doth not 

feel, [heal ; 

Never a sickness that He cannot 
Moment by moment, in woe or in 

weal, [still. 

Jesus, my Saviour, abides with me 

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Take my life, and let it be 
Consecrated, Lord, to Thee ; 
Take my moments and my days, 
Let them flow in ceaseless praise. 

2 Take my hands, and let them move 
At the impulse of Thy love ; 

Take my feet, and let them be 
Swift and beautiful for Thee. 

3 Take my voice, and let me sing 
Always, only, for my King ; 
Take my lips, and let them be 
Filled with messages from Thee. 

4 Take my silver and my gold ; 
Not a mite would I withhold : 
Take my intellect, and use 

Every power as Thou shalt choose. 

5 Take my will, and make it Thine ; 
It shall be no longer mine : 
Take my heart — it is Thine own, 
It shall be Thy royal throne. 

6 Take my love : my Lord, I pour 
At Thy feet its treasure store : 
Take myself; and I will be 
Ever, only, all for Thee. 

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Christian, walk carefully: danger is 
near ! [and fear ; 

On in thy journey with trembling 

Snares from without, and tempta- 
tions within, [sin. 

Seek to entice thee once more into 

Christian, walk carefully : danger is near ! 

2 Christian, walk cheerfully through the 

fierce storm, [of alarm ; 

Dark though the sky with its threats 

Soon will the clouds and the tempest 

be o'er, [evermore. 

Then with thy Saviour thou'lt rest 

Christian, walk cheerfully : through the fierce 


3 Christian, walk prayerfully : oft wilt 

thou fall, 
If thou forget on thy Saviour to call : 
Safe thou shalt walk through each 

trial and care, [prayer. 

If thou art clad in the armour of 

Christian, walk prayerfully : fear lest thou fall. 

4 Christian, walk hopefully : sorrow and 

pain [shalt gain : 

Cease when the haven of rest thou 
Then from the lips of the Judge, thy 

reward — [Lord." 

" Enter thou into the joy of thy 

Christian, walk hopefully: rest thou shalt gain. 

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Yielded to God, my body, soul, and 
spirit, [ful breast ! 

Oh, what rejoicing fills my peace- 
All, all is well : no doubt nor fear 
disturbs me, [rest. 

While on His promise now alone I 

2 Yielded to God, reposing 'neath His 

shadow, [pathway fall ; 

Sunshine and gladness round my 

Yielded to God, whose love dispels 

all sorrow, [All. 

He is my Refuge, and my All in 

3 Yielded to God, my life and its 

devotion, [and year; 

Yielded the service of each day 

Oh, what a peace pervades my every 

feeling ! [appear ! 

Oh, what sweet visions on my sight 

4 Yielded to God, and in His holy 

keeping [shall be ; 

My heart His temple evermore 
Yielded to God, in willing consecra- 
tion, [Thee. 
Blessed Redemeer, I am lost in 





On Thee my heart is resting ! 

Ah, this is rest indeed ! 
What else, Almighty Saviour, 

Can a poor sinner need ? 
Thy light is all my wisdom, 

Thy love is all my stay ; 
Our Father's home in glory 

Draws nearer every day. 

My guilt is great, but greater 

The mercy Thou dost give ; 
Thyself, a spotless Offering, 

Hast died that I should live. 
With Thee, my soul unfettered 

Has risen from the dust ; 
Thy blood is all my treasure, 

Thy Word is all my trust. 

Through me, Thou gentle Master, 

Thy purposes fulfil ! 
I yield myself for ever 

To Thy most holy will. 
What though I be but weakness, 
My strength is not in me ; 
The poorest of Thy people 

Has all things, having Thee. 

When clouds are darkest round me, 

Thou, Lord, art then most near, 
My drooping faith to quicken, 

My weary soul to cheer. 
Safe nestling in Thy bosom, 

I gaze upon Thy face ; 
In vain my foes would drive me 

From Thee, my hiding-place. 

'Tis Thou hast made me happy, 

Tis Thou hast set me free ; 
To whom shall I give glory 

For ever, but to Thee ? 
Of earthly love and blessing 

Should every stream run dry, 
Thy grace shall still be with me, 

Thy grace, to live and die ! 

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It passeth knowledge, that dear love 

of Thine, [mine 

My Jesus, Saviour; yet this soul of 
Would of Thy love, in all its breadth 

and length, [strength, 

Its height and depth, its everlasting 
Know more and more. 
2 It passeth telling, that dear love of 

Thine, [mine 

My Jesus, Saviour; yet these lips of 
Would fain proclaim to sinners far 

and near 

A love which can remove all guilty 
And love beget. [fear, 

3 It passeth praises, that dear love of 

Thine, [mine 

My Jesus, Saviour; yet this heart of 
Would sing that love, so full, so rich, 

so free, [me, 

Which brings a rebel sinner, such as 
Nigh unto God. 

4 But though I cannot sing, or tell, or 

know [below, 

The fulness of Thy love, while here 

My empty vessel I may freely bring : 

O Thou, who art of love the living 

My vessel fill. [spring, 

5 I am an empty vessel — not one 

thought, [brought ; 

Or look of love, I ever to Thee 
Yet I may come, and come again to 

Thee, [plea— 

With this, the empty sinner's only 
Thou lovest me. 

6 Oh, fill me, Jesus, Saviour, with Thy 

love ! [above; 

Lead, lead me to the living fount 
Thither may I, in simple faith, draw 

And never to another fountain fly, 
But unto Thee. 

7 And when my Jesus face to face I see, 
When at His lofty throne I bow the 

knee, [and length, 

Then of His love, in all its breadth 

Its height and depth, its everlasting 

My soul shall sing, [strength, 



" I gave My life for thee ; 

My precious blood I shed, 
That thou might'st ransomed be, 

And quickened from the dead. 
I gave My life for thee : 
What hast thou given for Me ? 

" I spent long years for thee 

In weariness and woe, 
That an eternity 

Of joy thou mightest know. 
I spent long years for thee : 
Hast thou spent one for Me ? 

" My Father's home of light, 
My rainbow-circled throne, 

I left for earthly night, 
For wanderings sad and lone. 

I left it all for thee : 

Hast thou left aught for Me ? 



4 " I suffered much for thee — 

More than thy tongue can tell, 
Of bitterest agony — 

To rescue thee from hell. 
I suffered much for thee : 
What canst thou bear for Me ? 

5 •' And I have brought to thee, 

Down from My home above. 
Salvation full and free, 

My pardon and My love. 
Great gifts I brought to thee : 
What hast thou brought to Me ? 

6 Oh, let thy life be given, 

Thy years for Him be spent ; 
World-fetters all be riven, 

And joy with suffering blent. 
Bring thou thy worthless all : 
Follow thy Saviour's call. 

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Try life was given for me ! 

Thy blood, O Lord, was shed 
That I might ransomed be, 

And quickened from the dead. 
Thy life was given for me : 
What have I given for Thee ? 

2 Long years were spent for me 

In weariness and woe, 
That through eternity 

Thy glory I might know. 
Long years were spent for me : 
Have I spent one for Thee ? 

3 Thy Father's home of light, 

Thy rainbow-circled throne, 
Were left for earthly night, 

For wanderings sad and lone. 
Yea, all was left for me : 
Have I left aught for Thee ? 

4 Thou, Lord, hast borne for me 
More than my tongue can tell 
Of bitterest agony, 

To rescue me from hell. 
Yhoa sufferedst all for me : 
What have I borne for Thee ? 

5 And Thou hast brought to me, 

Down from Thy home above, 
Salvation full and free, 

Thy pardon and Thy love. 
Great gifts Thou broughtest me : 
What have I brought to Thee ? 

6 Oh, let my life be given, 

My years for Thee be spent ; 
World-fetters all be riven, 

And joy with suffering blent : 
To Thee my all I bring, 
My Saviour and my King ! 



" Not I, but Christ," be honoured, 
loved, exalted ; 
"Not I, but Christ," be seen, be 
known, be heard ; [and action ; 
" Not I, but Christ," in every look 
"Not I, but Christ," in every 
thought and word. 

2 " Not I, but Christ," to gently soothe 

in sorrow ; [falling tear ; 

" Not I, but Christ," to wipe the 

" Not I, but Christ," to lift the weary 

burden ; [all fear. 

" Not I, but Christ," to hush away 

3 " Not I, but Christ," in lowly, silent 

labour ; [earnest toil ; 

"Not I, but Christ," in humble, 

Christ, only Christ ! no show, no 

ostentation ; [of the spoil. 

Christ, none but Christ, the gatherer 

4 Christ, only Christ, ere long will fill 

my vision ; [see — 

Glory excelling, soon, full soon, I'll 

Christ, only Christ, my every wish 

fulfilling — [be. 

Christ, only Christ, my All in All to 



k 718' 

Oh, the bitter shame and sorrow, 

That a time could ever be, 
When I let the Saviour's pity 
Plead in vain ; and proudly answered, 
" All of self, and none of Thee ! " 

2 Yet He found me ; I beheld Him 

Bleeding on the accursdd tree : 
Heard Him pray : " Forgive them, 

Father ! " 
And my wistful heart said faintly, 

'* Some of self, and some of Thee ! " 

3 Day by day His tender mercy, 

Healing, helping, full and free ; 
Sweet and strong, and ah ! so patient, 
Brought me lower, while I whispered, 

" Less of self, and more of Thee 1 " 

4 Higher than the highest heavens, 

Deeper than the deepest sea, 
Lord, Thy love at last hath conquered ; 
Grant me now my supplication — 

" None of self, and all of Thee 1 " 

t)25 (ioi) l.h. 

Thou sweet beloved will of God, 
My anchor ground, my fortress hill, 

My spirit's silent fair abode, 
In Thee I hide me, and am still. 


2 O will, that wiliest good alone, 

Lead thou the way, thou guidest 

A little child, I follow on, [best: 

And trusting, lean upon thy breast. 

3 Thy beautiful sweet will, my God, 

Holds fast in its sublime embrace 
My captive will, a gladsome bird, 
Prisoned in such a realm of grace. 

4 Within this place of certain good 

Love evermore expands her wings, 
Or nestling in Thy perfect choice. 
Abides content with what it brings. 

5 Oh, lightest burden, sweetest yoke ! 

It lifts, it bears my happy soul, 
It giveth wings to this poor heart ; 
My freedom is Thy grand control. 

6 Upon God's will I lay me down, 

As child upon its mother's breast ; 
No silken couch, nor softest bed, 
Could ever give me such deep rest. 

7 Thy wonderful grand will, my God, 

With triumph now I make it mine ; 
And faith shall cry a joyous, Yes ! 
To every dear command of Thine. 



Something every heart is loving; 

If not Jesus, none can rest : 
Lord, my heart to Thee is given — 

Take it, for it loves Thee best. 

2 Thus I cast the world behind me, 

Jesus most beloved shall be ; 
Beauteous more than all things 
He alone is joy to me. [beauteous, 

3 Bright with all eternal radiance 

Is the glory of Thy face ; 
Thou art loving, sweet, and tender, 
Full of pity, full of grace. 

4 When I hated, Thou didst love me, 

Shedd'st for me Thy precious blood ; 
Still Thou lovest, lovest ever : 
Shall I not love Thee, my God ? 

5 Keep my heart still faithful to Thee, 

That my earthly life may be 
But a shadow to that glory 
Of my hidden life in Thee ! 


Anywhere with Jesus I can safely go ! 
Anywhere He leads me in this world 

below ! 
Anywhere without Him dearest joys 

would fade— [afraid ! 

Anywhere with Jesus, I am not 

Anywhere ! anywhere I Fear I cannot know j 
Anywhere with Jesus I can safely go I 

2 Anywhere with Jesus I am not alone ! 
Other friends may fail me, He is still 

my own ! 
Though His hand may lead me over 

dreariest ways, [praise ! 

Anywhere with Jesus is a house of 

3 Anywhere with Jesus I can go to 

sleep, [about me creep ! 

When the darkling shadows round 
Knowing I shall waken, never more 

to roam : [sweet home j 

Anywhere with Jesus will be home, 

628 flS) 

Abiding, oh, so wondrous sweet ! 
I'm resting at the Saviour's feet ; 
I trust in Him ; I'm satisfied, 
I'm resting in the Crucified ! 

Abi - - ding, abi - - ding, 
Oh, how wondrous sweet ! 
I'm rest - - ing, rest - - ing 
At the Saviour's feet. . . . 

2 He speaks, and by His word is given 
His peace, a rich foretaste of heaven ; 
Not as the world, He peace doth 

give : p>ve. 

'Tis through this hope my soul shall 

3 I live, but through His grace alone; 
By whom the mighty work is done ; 
Dead to myself, alive to Him, 

I count all loss His rest to win. 

4 Now rest, my heart, the work is done, 
I'm saved by faith through Christ the 

Son ! 
Let every power my soul employ ? 
To tell the world my peace and joy. 




Precious Saviour, I will praise Thee, 
Thine, and only Thine, I am ; 

For the cleansing blood has reached 
Glory, glory to the Lamb ! [me ; 

Glory, glory, Jesus saves me I 

Blessed be His holy name ; 
For the cleansing blood has reached ma, 

Hallelujah to the Lamb ! 

2 Long my yearning heart was trying 

To enjoy this perfect rest ; 
But when I gave over " trying,** — 
Simply trusting, I was blest. 

3 I am trusting every moment 

In the precious blood applied ; 
Calmly resting at the fountain, 
Dwelling at my Saviours side 

4 Consecrated to Thy service, 

I would live and die for Thee, 
Gladly tell the wondrous story 
Of salvation full and free. 


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Alas ! and did my Saviour bleed ? 

And did my Sovereign die ? 
Would He devote that sacred head 

For such a worm as I ? 

Help me, dear Saviour, Thee to own, 

And ever faithful be ; 
And when Thou sittest on Thy throne, 

O Lord, remember me. 

2 Was it for crimes that I had done 

He groaned upon the tree ? 
Amazing pity ! grace unknown ! 
And love beyond degree ! 

3 Well might the sun in darkness hide, 

And shut his glories in, 
When Christ, the mighty Maker, died 
For man, the creature's sin. 

4 Thus might I hide my blushing face 

Whilst His dear cross appears, 
Dissolve my heart in thankfulness, 
And melt mine eyes to tears. 

5 But drops of grief can ne'er repay 

The debt of love I owe : 
Here, Lord, I give myself away ; 
'Tis all that I can do. 




There is a Light, a blessed Light, 
That comes from God above ; 

And in the face of Christ the Lord 
Reflects the Father's love. 

Let us walk ... in the Light ! . . . 
Ever walk in the Light of God ; 

Let us walk ... in the Light 1 . . . 
Ever walk in the Light of God. 

2 There is a Light, a glorious Light, 

That falls upon our way ; 
And brighter shineth as we go, 
Till lost in perfect day. 

3 There is a Light, a holy Light, 

By which we now behold 
The jasper walls, the pearly gates, 
And streets of shining gold. 

4 O blessed, blessed holy Light, 

To all so freely given ; [Life, 

Shine forth, shine forth, O Light of 
And guide us safe to heaven. 

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More love to Thee, O Christ, 

More love to Thee ; 
Hear Thou the prayer I make 

On bended knee ; 
This is my earnest plea — 
More love, O Christ, to Thee, 

More love to Thee ! 

More love to Thee ! 

2 Once earthly joy I craved, 

Sought peace and rest ; 
Now Thee alone I seek, 

Give what is best : 
This all my prayer shall be — 
More love, O Christ, to Thee, 

More love to Thee ! 

3 Let sorrow do its work, 

Send grief and pain ; 
Sweet are Thy messengers, 

Sweet their refrain, 
When they can sing with me — 
More love, O Christ, to Thee, 

More love to Thee ! 

4 Then shall my latest breath 

Whisper Thy praise ; 
This be the parting cry 

My heart shall raise — 
This still its prayer shall be — 
More love, O Christ, to Thee, 

More love to Thee ! 


Love, that wilt not let me go, 
I rest my weary soul in Thee ; 

1 give Thee back the life I owe, 
That in Thine ocean depths its flow 

May richer, fuller be. 

2 O Light, that followest all my way, 

I yield my flickering torch to Thee ; 
My heart restores its borrowed ray, 
That in Thy sunshine's blaze its day 

May brighter, fairer be. 

3 O Joy, that seekest me through pain, 

I cannot close my heart to Thee ; 
I trace the rainbow through the rain, 
And feel the promise is not vain 

That morn shall tearless be. 

4 O cross, that liftest up my head, 

I dare not ask to fly from thee ; 
I lay in dust life's glory dead, [red 
And from the ground there blossoms 

Life that shall endless be. 




Saviour ! Thy dying love 

Thou gavest me, 
Nor should I aught withhold, 

My Lord, from Thee ; 
In love my soul would bow, 
My heart fulfil its vow, 
Some offering bring Thee now, 

Something for Thee. 
2 At the blest mercy-seat, 

Pleading for me, 
My feeb'e faith looks up, 

Jesus, t ) Thee : 


Help me the cross to bear, 
Thy wondrous lcve declare, 
Some song to raise, or prayer, 

Something for Thee. 
Give me a faithful heart — 

Likeness to Thee, — 
That each departing day 

Henceforth may see 
Some work of love begun, 
Some deed of kindness done, 
Some wanderer sought and won, 

Something for Thee. 
All that I am and have — 

Thy gifts so free — 
In joy, in grief, through life, 

O Lord, for Thee ! 
And when Thy face I see, 
My ransomed soul shall be, 
Through all eternity, 

Something for Thee. 

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Jesus ! I am resting, resting 

In the joy of what Thou art ; 
I am finding out the greatness 

Of Thy loving heart. 
Thou hast bid me gaze upon Thee, 

And Thy beauty fills my soul ; 
For, by Thy transforming power 
Thou hast made me whole. 

Jesus ! I am resting, resting in the joy of what 

Thou art ; [heart. 

I am finding out the greatness of Thy loving 

Oh, how great Thy loving-kindness, 

Vaster, broader than the sea ! 
Oh, how marvellous Thy goodness, 

Lavished all on me ! 
Yes, I rest in Thee, Beloved, [Thine 
Know what wealth of grace is 
Know Thy certainty of promise, 

And have made it mine. 
Simply trusting Thee, Lord Jesus, 

I behold Thee as Thou art, 
And Thy love so pure, so changeless, 

Satisfies my heart — 
Satisfies its deepest longings, 

Meets, supplies its every need, 
Compasseth me round with blessings : 

Thine is love indeed ! 
Ever lift Thy face upon me, 

As I work and wait for Thee ; 
Resting 'neath Thy smile, Lord Jesus, 

Earth's dark shadows flee. 
Brightness of my Father's glory, 
Sunshine of my Father's face, 
Keep me ever trusting, resting ; 
Fill me with Thy grace ! 


Help me, O Lord, the God of my 
salvation ! [Thee ; 

I have no hope, no refuge but in 
Help me to make this perfect conse- 
cration, [to be. 
In life or death Thine evermore 
Help me, O Lord, to keep my pledge 
unbroken ! 
Guard Thou my ways, my thoughts, 
my tongue, my heart ; 
Help me to trust the word which Thou 
hast spoken, [ne'er depart. 
That from Thy paths my feet may 
Help me, O Lord, when sore tempta- 
tions press me ! [from my sight ! 
Oh, lift the clouds that hide Thee 
Help me, O Lord, when anxious cares 
distress me, [and bright. 
To look beyond, where all is calm 
Help me, O Lord ! My strength is 
only weakness ; [alone I live ; 
Thine, Thine the power by which 
Help me each day to bear the cross 
with meekness, [crown shalt give. 
Till Thou at last the promised 



7 6 7.8J). 

My spirit, soul, and body, 

Jesus, I give to Thee, 
A consecrated offering, 

Thine evermore to be. 
My all is on the altar ; 

Lord, I am all Thine own ; 
Oh, may my faith ne'er falter ! 

Lord, keep me Thine alone. 

Jesus, mighty Saviour ! 

I trust in Thy great name, 

1 look for Thy salvation, 

Thy promise now I claim. 
Now, Lord, I yield my members, 

From sin's dominion free, 
For warfare and for triumph, 

As weapons unto Thee. 
Oh, blissful self-surrender, 

To live, my Lord, by Thee ! 
Now, Son of God, my Saviour, 

Live out Thy life in me. 
I'm Thine, O blessed Jesus, 

Washed in Thy precious blood, 
Sealed by Thy Holy Spirit, 

A sacrifice to God. 



Lord, for to-morrow and its needs 
I do not pray ; 


Keep me, my God, from stain of sin-r 
Just for to-day. 

2 Let me do faithfully Thy work, 

And duly pray ; 
Let me be kind in word and deed, 
Just for to-day. 

3 Let me no wrong or idle word, 

Unthinking, say : 
Set Thou a seal upon my lips — 
Just for to-day. 

4 So for to-morrow and its needs 

I do not pray ; 
But keep me, guide me, hold me, 
Just for to-day. [Lord — 

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Closer, Lord, to Thee I cling, 

Closer still to Thee ; 
Safe beneath Thy sheltering wing 

I would ever be ; 
Rude the blast of doubt and sin, 
Fierce assaults without, within : 
Help me, Lord, the battle win — 

Closer, Lord, to Thee ! 

2 Closer yet, O Lord, my Rock, 

Refuge of my soul ; 
Dread I not the tempest shock, 

Though the billows roll : 
Wildest storm cannot alarm, 
For to me can come no harm, 
Leaning on Thy loving arm — 

Closer, Lord, to Thee ! 

3 Closer still, my Help, my Stay, 

Closer, closer still ; 
Meekly there I learn to say, 
" Father, not my will ! " 
Learn that in affliction's hour, 
When the clouds of sorrow lour, 
Love directs Thy hand of power- 
Closer, Lord to Thee ! 

4 Closer, Lord, to Thee I come, 

Light of life divine ; 
Through the ever blessed Son, 

Joy and peace are mine ; 
Let me in Thy love abide, 
Keep me ever near Thy side, 
In the " Rock of Ages " hide- 
Closer, Lord, to Thee ! 


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I would not ask for earthly store — 
Thou wilt my need supply ; 

But I would covet, more and more, 
The clear and single eye, 

To see my duty face to face, 

And trust Thee, Lord, for daily grace. 

Then shall my heart keep sing . . . ing, 
While to the cross I cling ; . . 
For rest is sweet at Jesus' feet, 
While homeward faith keeps winging, 
While homeward faith keeps winging. 

2 I care not for the empty show 

That thoughtless worldlings see; 
But gladly do the best I know, 

And leave the rest with Thee ;— 
Well satisfied that sweet reward 
Is sure to those who trust the Lord, 

3 Whate'er the crosses mine shall be, 

I would not dare to shun ; 
But only ask to live for Thee, 

And that Thy will be done ; 
Thy will, O Lord, be mine each day, 
While pressing on my homeward way. 

4 And when at last, my labour o'er, 

I cross the narrow sea, 
Grant, Lord, that on the other shore 

My soul may dwell with Thee ; 
And learn what here I cannot know, 
Why Thou hast ever loved me so. 

04 i ( 83') 

I am trusting Thee, Lord Jesus, 

Trusting only Thee ! 
Trusting Thee for full salvation, 
Great and free. 

I . am . trust - ing, . 

Trusting only Thee ! 
I am trust - ing, . trust - ing,. 

Trusting only Thee ! 

2 1 am trusting Thee for pardon, 

At Thy feet I bow ; 
For Thy grace and tender mercy, 
Trusting now. 

3 I am trusting Thee for cleansing 

In the crimson flood ; 
Trusting Thee to make me holy 
By Thy blood. 

4 I am trusting Thee for power, 

Thine can never fail ; 
Words which Thou Thyself shalt 
Must prevail. [give me, 

5 I am trusting Thee, Lord Jesus ; 

Never let me fall ; 
I am trusting Thee for ever 
And for all ! 



When we walk with the Lord 

In the light of His Word, 
What a glory He sheds on our way ! 

While we do His good will. 

He abides with us still, 
And with all who will trust and obey. 

Trust and obey, for there's no other way 
To be happy in Jesus but to trust and obey. 

Love, Joy, and Peace 

2 Not a shadow can rise 
Not a cloud in the skies, 

But His smile quickly drives it away ; 

Not a doubt nor a fear, 

Not a sigh nor a tear, 
Can abide while we trust and obey. 

3 Not a burden we bear, 
Not a sorrow we share, 

But our toil He doth richly repay ; 

Not a grief nor a loss, 

Not a frown nor a cross, 
But is blest if we trust and obey. 

4 But we never can prove 
The delights of His love, 

Until all on the altar we lay ; 

For the favour He shows, 

And the joy He bestows, 
Are for them who will trust and obey. 

5 Then in fellowship sweet 
We will sit at His feet, 

Or we'll walk by His side in the way ; 
What He says we will do, 
Where He sends we will go, 

Never fear, only trust and obey. 


Love, Joy, and Peace 


Jesus redeemed and made me whole, 

I can forget Him never ; 
Out of the depths He brought my 

Now I am His for ever. [soul ; 

I'm holding on, I'm holding on, 
Daily in grace I'm growing ; 

Fast to the Rock I'm holding on, 
Peace to my heart is Sowing. 

2 Great is the love of Christ my King, 

Love that no power can sever ; 
Joyful and glad my tongue shall sing 
Praise to His name for ever. 

3 If on the Lord my care I cast, 

He will forsake me never ; 
Firm on the Rock of Ages fast 
I shall abide for ever. 

4 He has prepared a home for me 

Over the silent river ; 
There with the blest I soon shall be, 
There I shall dwell for ever. 




In the shadow of His wings 
There is rest, sweet rest ; 
There is rest from care and labour, 
There is rest for friend and neighbour : 
In the shadow of His wings 
There is rest, sweet rest ; 
In the shadow of His wings 
There is rest. . . 

There is rest ! . . there is peace 1 . . 

There is joy ! . . in the shadow of His wings. 
There is rest ! . . there is peace ! . . 

There is joy ! . . in the shadow of His wings. 

2 In the shadow of His wings 

There is peace, sweet peace ; 
Peace that passeth understanding, 
Peace, sweet peace, that knows no end- 
In the shadow of His wings [ing ; 

There is peace, sweet peace ; 
In the shadow of His wings 
There is peace. . . 

3 In the shadow of His wings 

There is joy, glad joy ; 
There is joy to tell the story, 
Joy exceeding, full of glory : 
In the shadow of His wings 

There is joy, glad joy. 
In the shadow of His wings 
There is joy. . . 



I have learnt a heavenly secret, 
Yet I know not how or where ; 

But I know 'tis sweet and precious, 
Ever true, and glad, and fair ; 

And that God in heaven reveals it 
To all whose ears can hear. 

2 And I know that ere I learnt it 

Oft my way was lone and hard ; 
And anon in life's glad music 

There was always that which jarred. 
And a hidden, dreary discord 

That all its sweetness marred. 

3 But my harp of life was lifted 

By the Lord, who knew the range 
Of its many strings who made it, 

And He struck a keynote strange : 
At the touch of Christ my Master 

I heard the music change. 

4 Then no more it failed and faltered. 

And no longer sobbed and strove ; 
But it seemed to soar and mingle 

With the song of heaven above ; 
For the pierced hand of Jesus 

Had struck the keynote — Love. 

5 All thy heart's long-prisoned music 

Let the Master's hand set free — 
Let Him whisper now His secret, 

As He whispered once to me : 
" Child, My love's the golden key- 

Of all My will for thee ! " [note 



Jesus, Beloved of my heart, 
Thy grace I earnestly implore ; 
Oh, 2' Thou wilt the gift impart, 
I'll use it but to love Thee more. 


Let others dream ... of jewelled walls, . . . 

Of golden cities fair to see ; . . . . 
No glorious scene . . . my soul enthralls, . . . 

Where'er Thou art is heaven for me. . . . 

2 The brightest forms of earthly love 
Are dull beside Thine own to me ; 
With wistful eyes I look above, 
And wonder when Thy face I'll see. 

3 Though Paradise has many joys, 
And flowers of beauty fair to see, 
Not gates of pearl nor angel's voice 
Shall thrill my soul like love of Thee. 

4 Without Thee no celestial light 
Shall shine to make my soul content ; 
But with Thee this sad earth is bright, 
And glows with joy from heaven lent. 

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Oh, what fellowship; oh, what joy 
is mine, 
Resting in the everlasting arms ! 
Oh, what blessedness ; oh, what peace 
Resting in the everlasting arms! 

Rest - - ing, rest - - ing, 

Safe and secure from all alarms ; 

Rest - - ing, rest - - ing, 

Resting in the everlasting arms I 

2 Oh, how safe am I in this pilgrim way, 

Resting in the everlasting arms ! 
Oh, how bright the path grows from 
day to day, 
Resting in the everlasting arms ! 

3 What have I to dread, what have I to 

Resting in the everlasting arms ? 
I have perfect peace with my Saviour 

Resting in the everlasting arms ! 

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The love that Jesus had for me, 
To suffer on the cruel tree. 
That I a ransomed soul might be, 
Is more than tongue can tell ! 

His love is more than tongue can tell ! . . . 

His love is more than tongue can tell ! . . . 
The love that Jesus had for me 
Is more than tongue can tell I 

2 The bitter sorrow that He bore, 
And oh, that crown of thorns He 
That I might live for evermore, [wore, 

Is more than tongue can tell ! 

3 The peace I have in Him, my Lord, 
Who pleads before the throne of God, 
The merit of His precious blood, 

Is more than tongue can tell ! 

4 The joy that comes when He is near, 
The rest He gives, so free from fear, 
The hope in Him, so bright and clear, 
Is more than tongue can tell ! 

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I know I love Thee better, Lord, 

Than any earthly joy ; 
For Thou hast given me the peace 

Which nothing can destroy. 

The half has never yet been told, . . . 

Of love so full and free ! 
The half has never yet been told, . . . 

The blood — it cleanseth me ! . . . 

2 I know that Thou art nearer still 

Than any earthly throng ; 
And sweeter is the thought of Thee 
Than any lovely song. 

3 Thou hast put gladness in my heart ; 

Then may I well be glad ! 
Without the secret of Thy love, 
I could not but be sad. 

4 O Saviour, precious Saviour, mine ! 

What will Thy presence be, 
If such a life of joy can crown 
Our walk on earth with Thee ! 

650 ( 

39 ) 

Ring the bells of heaven ! there is 

joy to-day, 

For a soul returning from the wild ! 

See ! the Father meets him out upon 

the way, [child. 

Welcoming His weary, wandering 

Glory I glory ! how the angels sing ; 
Glory ! glory ! how the loud harps ring ! 
'Tis the ransomed army, like a mighty sea, 
Pealing forth the anthem of the free. 

2 Ring the bells of heaven ! there is 

joy to-day, 
For the wanderer now is reconciled ; 
Yes, a soul is rescued from his sinful 
And is bora anew a ransomed child. 

3 Ring the bells of heaven ! spread the 

feast to-day ! [strain 1 

Angels, swell the glad, triumphant 

Tell the joyful tidings, bear it far 

away ! 
For a precious soul is bora again. 



To the Cross of Christ I cling ; 
Though but faint my faith may be, 
Yet this thought doth comfort bring: 
Jesus holdeth me. 

Love, Joy, and Peace 

Holdeth me, He holdeth me ; 
Though but faint my hold may be, 
Yet this thought doth comfort bring: 
Jesus holdeth me. 

2 Low at Jesus' feet I plead ; 
Broken though my prayer may be, 
Precious is the thought indeed ! 

Jesus pleads for me. 

3 Can I say I love the Lord ? 
Cold at times my love may be, 
Yet how precious is the word : 

Jesus loveth me. 

652 fl 



Like a river glorious is God's perfect 
peace, [crease ; 

Over all victorious in its bright in- 
Perfect, yet it floweth fuller every 
day,— [the way. 

Perfect, yet it groweth deeper all 

Stayed upon Jehovah hearts are fully blest ; 
Finding, as He promised, perfect peace and 

2 Hidden in the hollow of His blessed 

hand, [stand ; 

Never foe can follow, never traitor 
Not a surge of worry, not a shade 

of care, [there. 

Not a blast of hurry moves the spirit 

3 Every joy or trial falleth from above, 
Traced upon our dial by the Sun of 

Love. [to do : 

We may trust Him fully all for us 
They who trust Him wholly find Him 

wholly true. 

653 (SS) 


For Thy goodness, O my Saviour, 
I would praise Thee o'er and o'er ; 

May the Holy Spirit teach me 
How to love Thee more and more. 

More and more, . . more and more ! . . 
Oh to love Thee, Saviour, more and more 1 
More and more, . . more and more ! . . 
Oh to love Thee, Saviour, more and more 1 

2 For the blessings that surround me, 

Lord, Thy mercy I adore ; 
For Thy care so deep and tender, 
I would love Thee more and more. 

3 Raging tempest, rolling billow, 

Thou hast brought me safely o'er ; 
Thou hast led me, safely led me, 
And I long to love Thee more ! 

4 Till my journey here is ended, 

Till I reach the heavenly shore, 
This my earnest supplication — 
That my soul may love Thee more. 

654 Cff) u 

Rejoice ! rejoice ! ye saints, rejoice ! 

Rejoice with one accord ; 
Rejoice with all your heart and voice, 

In Christ the exalted Lord. 

" Rejoice ! . . . Rejoice in the Lord ! 
Rejoice in the Lord alway ; 
Rejoice 1 . . . Rejoice in the Lord i 
And again I say, Rejoice 1 " 

2 Rejoice ! rejoice ! lift up your head, 

And praise the living God, 
That for your souls the Saviour shed 
His own most precious blood. 

3 Rejoice ! rejoice ! let praise abound 

Before Jehovah's throne, [found , 
For dead ones raised, and lost ones 
And prodigals brought home. 

4 Rejoice ! rejoice ! the Lord will 

According to His word, [come, 
And gather all His ransomed home, 
" For ever with the Lord." 

655 ( 


God's almighty arms are round me: 
Peace, peace is mine ! [me : 

Judgment scenes need not confound 
Peace, peace is mine ! 

Jesus came Himself and sought me ; 

Sold to Death, He found and bought 
me ; [me — 

Then my blessed freedom taught 
Peace, peace is mine! 

2 While I hear life's rugged billows, 

Peace, peace is mine ! 
Why suspend my harp on willows ? 

Peace, peace is mine ! 
I may sing, with Christ beside me, 
Though a thousand ills betide me ; 
Safely He hath sworn to guide me : 

Peace, peace is mine ! 

3 Every trial draws Him nearer: 

Peace, peace is mine ! 
All His strokes but make Him dearer ; 

Peace, peace is mine ! 
Bless I then the hand that smiteth 
Gently, and to heal delighteth ; 
'Tis against my sins He fighteth ; 

Peace, peace is mine ! 

4 Welcome every rising sunlight, 

Peace, peace is mine ! 
Nearer home each rolling midnight : 

Peace, peace is mine ! 
Death and hell cannot appal me ; 
Safe in Christ whate'er befal me ; 
Calmly wait I till He call me : 

Peace, peace is mine 1 




gentle, sweet, and tender Love ! 
Greatest and best Thou art ! 

Thou comest on Thine angel-wing 
Straight from our Father's heart. 
Spirit of love, expand Thy wings, 
Brood o'er my heart to-day ; 
Fill me with heavenly tenderness 
As now to Thee 1 pray. 

2 God sendeth Thee, His messenger, 

From His bright home above ; 
And surely all that is of Thee 
Are His, for " God is love ! " 

3 Faith leadeth us through earthly life 

Down to the gates of death : 
There stays ; for where '* they see 
His face " 
They have no need of faith. 

4 Hope cometh to the threshold fair, 

But cannot pass it o'er ; 
For there our hopes are all fulfilled, 
For ever, evermore. 

5 But love goes through the pearly 

Into the city blest, [gates 

And flies on pinions swift and sure, 
Straight to our Father's breast. 

657 (-»?•) 

There comes to my heart one sweet 

strain, . . 
A glad and a joyous refrain, . . 

1 sing it again and again, 

Sweet peace, the gift of God's love. 

Peace, peace, sweet peace, 

Wonderful gift from above ; . . 

Oh, wonderful, wonderful peace, 
Sweet peace, the gift of God's love. 

2 Through Christ on the cross peace 

was made, . . 
My debt by His death was all paid, . . 
No other foundation is laid 
For peace, the gift of God's love. 

3 When Jesus as Lord I had crown'd, . . 
My heart with His peace did abound, . . 
In Him a rich blessing I found, 

Sweet peace, the gift of God's love. 

4 In Jesus at peace I abide, . . 

And while I keep close to His side, . . 

There's nothing but peace can betide, 

Sweet peace, the gift of God's love. 



Far away in the depths of my spirit 
Rolls a melody sweeter than psalm ; 
In celestial-like strains it unceasingly 
O'er my soul like an infinite calm. 

Peace ! peace ! wonderful peace! 

Coming down from the Father above, 
Sweep over my spirit for ever, I pray, 

In fathomless billows of love. 

2 What a treasure I have in this wonder- 

ful peace [soul, 

Which abides in the depths of my 

So secure that no power can e'er take 

it away 
While the years of eternity roll. 

3 I am resting to-night in this wonderful 

I have yielded to Jesus' control ; 
For I'm kept from all danger by 

night and by day, 
And His glory is filling my soul. 

4 And methinks when I rise to that 

city of peace, [see, 

Where its Author with joy I shall 

That one of the songs which the 

ransomed will sing [be: 

In that heavenly kingdom shall 

659 (K) 


My Jesus, I love Thee, I know Thou 
art mine ! [resign ; 

For Thee all the pleasures of sin I 

My gracious Redeemer, my Saviour 
art Thou ! [now ! 

If ever I loved Thee, my Jesus, 'tis 

2 I love Thee, because Thou hast first 

loved me, [Calvary's tree ; 

And purchased my pardon on 
I love Thee for wearing the thorns 

on Thy brow ; [now ! 

If ever I loved Thee, my Jesus, 'tis 

3 I will love Thee in life, I will love 

Thee in death, 
And praise Thee as long as Thou 

lendest me breath ; 
And say when the death-dew lies 

cold on my brow, [now ! " 

" If ever I loved Thee, my Jesus, 'tis 

4 In mansions of glory and endless 

delight, [bright ; 

I'll ever adore Thee in heaven so 
I'll sing with the glittering crown on 

my brow, [now ! " 

" If ever I loved Thee, my Jesus, 'tis 





When this passing world is done, 
When has sunk yon radiant sun, 
When the pearly gate I gain, 
Never to go out again ; 
Then, Lord, shall I fully know — 
Not till then — how much I owe. 

Love, Joy, and Peacn 

2 When I stand before the throne, 
Dressed in beauty not my own ; 
When I see Thee as Thou art, 
Love Thee with unsinning heart : 
Then, Lord, shall I fully know — 
Not till then — how much I owe. 

3 Chosen, not for good in me, 
Wakened up from wrath to flee, 
Hidden in the Saviour's side, 
By the Spirit sanctified : 

Teach me, Lord, on earth to show, 
By my love, how much I owe. 

661 (so 


" My times are in Thy hand : " 
My God, I wish them there ; 
My life, my friends, my soul — I leave 
Entirely to Thy care. 

2 " My times are in Thy hand," 
Whatever they may be ; 

Pleasing, or painful, dark or bright, 
As best may seem to Thee. 

3 " My times are in Thy hand ; " 
Why should I doubt or fear ? 

My Father's hand will never cause 
His child a needless tear. 

4 " My times are in Thy hand," 
Jesus, the crucified ! 

The hand my cruel sins had pierced, 
Is now my guard and guide. 


Gracious Spirit, Holy Ghost, 
Taught by Thee, we covet most 
Of Thy gifts at Pentecost, 
Holy, heavenly love. 

2 Love is kind, and suffers long; 
Love is meek, and thinks no wrong; 
Love, than death itself more strong ; 

Give us heavenly love. 

3 Prophecy will fade away, 
Melting in the light of day; 
Love will ever with us stay : 

Give us heavenly love. 

4 Faith will vanish into sight ; 
Hope be emptied in delight; 

Love in heaven will shine more bright ; 
Give us heavenly love. 

5 Faith and hope and love we see 
Joining hand in hand agree ; 
But the greatest of the three, 

And the best, is love. 

6 From the overshadowing 
Of Thy gold and silver wing, 
Shed on us, who to Thee sing, 

Holy, heavenly love. 



We bless Thee for Thy peace, O God, 
Deep as the unfathomed sea, 

Which falls like sunshine on the road 
Of those who trust in Thee. 

2 We ask not, Father, for repose 

Which comes from outward rest, 
If we may have thro' all life's woes 
Thy peace within our breast. 

3 That peace which suffers and is 

Trusts where it cannot see, [strong, 
Deems not the trial way too long, 
But leaves the end with Thee. 

4 That peace which flows serene and 

A river in the soul [deep, 

Whose banks a living verdure keep — 
God's sunshine o'er the whole. 

5 O Father, give our hearts this peace, 

Whate'er the outward be, 
Till all life's discipline shall cease, 
And we go home to Thee. 



— \ j 

\21TJ 8.7. 

Yes, for me, for me He careth, 
With a brother's tender care; 

Yes, with me, with me He shareth 
Every burden, every fear. 

Thus I wait . . for His returning, 
Singing all . . the way to heaven ; 

Such the joy - - ful song of morning, 
Such the tran - - quil song of even. 

2 Yes, for me He standeth pleading 

At the mercy-seat above, 
Ever for me interceding, 
Constant in untiring love. 

3 Yea, in me abroad He sheddeth 

Joys unearthly, love, and light ; 
And to cover me He spreadeth 
His paternal wing of might. 

4 Yes, in me, in me He dwelleth ; 

I in Him, and He in me; 
And my empty soul He filleth 
Here and through eternity. 

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Repeat the story o'er and o'er, 
Of grace so full and free ; 

I love to hear it more and more, 

Since grace has rescued me. 

The half . . was never told, . . 
The half . . was never told, . . 
Of grace divine, so wonderful, 
The half . . was never told. . . 

2 Of peace I only knew the name ; 
Nor found my soul its rest, 
Until the sweet-voiced angel came 
To soothe my weary breast. 


Of peace divine, so wonderful, 
The half . . was never told. . . 

3 My highest place is lying low 

At my Redeemer's feet ; 
No real joy in life I know, 
But in His service sweet. 

Oijoy divine, so wonderful, 
The half . . was never told. . . 

4 And oh, what rapture will it be 

With all the host above, 
To sing through all eternity 
The wonders of His love 1 

Of love divine, so wonderful, 
The half . . was never told. . . 


peace divine and pure, 
In wildest storm secure, 
That feels the summer's glow 
'Mid wintry ice and snow ; 

When may I rise to this dear prize, 
And fill my breast with inward rest ? 

2 My life is tempest-tossed, 
With wayward currents crossed, 
Unhallowed cares deface 

The soul's most holy place ; 
How may I bind these cares, and find 
All passion spent in calm content ? 

3 And though through storm and 

1 sail the vasty seas [stress 
Of troubled thought — in vain 

I toil the shore to gain : 
For yet within I'd feel my sin, 
And still afar would shine Thy star. 

4 Lord, only from Thy face 
Beams forth this mystic grace, 
And only in Thy love, 

Beneath, around, above, [whole, 
May my weak soul grow great and 
And peace divine be fully mine. 

0\) J 

Saviour, teach me, day by day, 
Love's sweet lesson to obey; 
Sweeter lesson cannot be, 
Loving Him who first loved me. 
Teach me, I am not my own, 
I am Thine and Thine alone ; 
Thine to keep, to rule, to save, 
From all sin that would enslave. 
2 With a child's glad heart of love, 
At Thy bidding may I move ; 
Prompt to serve and follow Thee, 
Loving Him who first loved me. 
Tho' Thy will should cross my own, 
May it instantly be done ; 
Thus may I rejoice to show 
That I feel the love I owe. 

3 Thine, Lord, was a bitter cup, 
Thou didst meekly drink it up ; 
Thou, the Father's only Son, 
Ever saidst, Thy will be done. 
Teach me thus Thy steps to trace, 
Strong to follow in Thy grace ; 
Learning how to love from Thee, 
Loving Him who so loved me. 

4 Love in loving finds employ, 
In obedience all her joy ; 
Ever new that joy will be, 
Loving Him who first loved me. 
Though a foolish child and weak, 
More than this I need not seek ; 
Singing till Thy face I see, 

Of His love who first loved me. 

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Resting on the faithfulness of Christ 
our Lord, [sure word ; 

Resting on the fulness of His own 

Resting on His wisdom, on His love 
and power, [to hour. 

Resting on His covenant from hour 

2 Resting 'neath His guiding hand for 

untracked days, [noontide rays; 
Resting 'neath His shadow from the 
Resting at the eventide, beneath His 

wing, [King. 

In the fair pavilion of our Saviour- 

3 Resting in the fortress while the foe 

is nigh, [waves roll high ; 

Resting in the lifeboat while the 
Resting in His chariot for the swift 

glad race, [boundless grace. 

Resting, always resting, in His 

4 Resting in the pastures, and beneath 

the Rock, [His flock ; 

Resting by the waters where He leads 
Resting, while we listen at His 

glorious feet, [rest complete ! 
Resting in His arms of love — oh, 

5 Resting and believing, let us onward 

press, [Righteousness ! " 

Resting on Himself, " the Lord our 
Resting and rejoicing, let His saved 

ones sing — [King ! " 

" Glory, glory, glory be to Christ our 

Conflict and Victory 

(including Temperance Hymns). 

669 (V) 

Ho, my comrades ! see the signal 

Waving in the sky ! 
Reinforcements now appearing, 

Victory is nigh ! 

Conflict and Victory 

"Hold the fort, for I am coming ! " 

Jesus signals still ; 
Wave the answer back to heaven, 

" By Thy grace we will ! " 

2 See the mighty host advancing, 

Satan leading on ; 
Mighty men around us falling, 
Courage almost gone ! 

3 See the glorious banner waving ! 

Hear the trumpet blow ! 
In our leader's name we'll triumph 
Over every foe ! 

4 Fierce and long the battle rages, 

But our help is near ; 
Onward comes our great Commander, 
Cheer, my comrades, cheer ! 

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Onward, soldiers ! onward to-day ! 
Christ our Leader calls us away ; 
Quickly hasten forth to the field ; 
March with sword and shield. 

" Forward, forward ! " thus saith the Lord, 
Fear not, faint not, trust in His Word ; 
He will guard us, He will defend, 
Till the strife shall end. 

2 Onward, soldiers ! make no delay ; 
Hear the orders, hear and obey ; 
On to victory, on let us go, 
Braving every foe. 

3 Onward, soldiers ! on for the right, 
Let our banners wave in the light ; 
Soon the victor's song we will sing, 
" Praise to God our King." 

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Awake ! for the trumpet is sounding ! 

Awake to its call, and obey ! 
The voice of our Leader cries, " On- 

Oh, let us no longer delay ! [ward ! " 

No truce while the foe is unconquered ; 

No laying the armour down ! 
No peace till the battle is ended, 

And victory wins the crown 1 

2 Then gird on the sword of the Spirit, 

With helmet, and breastplate, and 
shield ; 
And valiantly follow your Captain, 
Determined you never will yield ! 

3 Then forward ! O army of Zion, 

With hearts that are loyal and 

brave ! 

Stand firm by the Cross and its 

banner, [save ! " 

And trust in the " Mighty to 




Am I a soldier of the Cross — 
A follower of the Lamb ? 

And shall I fear to own His cause, 
Or blush to speak His name ? 

In the name, . . . the precious name, . . . 

Of Him who died for me. 
Through grace I'll win the promised crown s 

Whate'er my cross may be. 

2 Must I be carried to the skies 

On flowery beds of ease, 
While others fought to win the prize 
And sailed through bloody seas ? 

3 Are there no foes for me to face ? 

Must I not stem the flood ? 
Is this vile world a friend to grace, 
To help me on to God ! 

4 Since I must fight if I would reign, 

Increase my courage, Lord ! 
I'll bear the toil, endure the pain, 
Supported by Thy word. 

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Conquering now and still to conquer, 

Rideth a King in His might, 
Leading the host of all the faithful 

Into the midst of the fight ; 
See them with courage advancing, 

Clad in their brilliant array, 
Shouting the name of their Leader, 

Hear them exultingly say : 

" Not to the strong is the battle, 
Not to the swift is the race j 

Yet to the true and the faithful 

Victory is promised through grace." 

2 " Conquering now and still to con- 

Who is this wonderful King ? 
Whence all the armies which He 
While of His glory they sing ? " 
He is our Lord and Redeemer, 

Saviour and Monarch divine ; 
They are the stars that for ever 
Bright in His kingdom will shine. 

3 Conquering now and still to conquer, 

Jesus, Thou Ruler of all, 
Thrones and their sceptres all shall 
perish, [fall ; 

Crowns and their splendour shall 
Yet shall the armies Thou leadest, 

Faithful and true to the last, 
Find in Thy mansions eternal 

Rest, when their warfare is past. 




Oft in sorrow, oft in woe, 
Onward, Christians, onward go ! 
Fight the fight, maintain the strife, 
Strengthened with the Bread of Life. 


2 Onward, Christians, onward go ! 
Join the war, and face the foe : 
Will ye flee in danger's hour ? — 
Know ye not your Captain's power ? 

3 Let your drooping hearts be glad, 
March, in heavenly armour clad : 
Fight, nor think the battle long ; 
Soon shall victory tune your song. 

4 Let not sorrow dim your eye, 
Soon shall every tear be dry ; 

Let not tears your course impede, 
Great your strength, if great your need. 

5 Onward then to glory move, 

More than conquerors ye shall prove : 
Though opposed by many a foe, 
Christian soldiers, onward go ! 

O I D (ssi) . p.m. 

There's a royal banner given for dis- 

To the soldiers of the King ; [play 
As an ensign fair we lift it up to-day, 

While as ransomed ones we sing. 

Marching on ! . . Aiarching on ! . . 

For Christ count everything but loss ; . . . 
And to crown Him King, . toil and sing, . 

'Neath the banner of the cross ! 

2 Though the foe may rage and gather 

as the flood, 
Let the standard be displayed ! ■ 
And beneath its folds, as soldiers of 

the Lord, 
For the truth be not dismayed ! 

3 Over land and sea, wherever man may 

Make the glorious tidings known : 
Of the crimson banner now the story 

tell, [own ! 

While the Lord shall claim His 

4 When the glory dawns — 'tis drawing 

very near; 
It is hastening day by day — 
Then before our King the foe shall 
disappear, [sway ! 

And the Cross the world shall 

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Gird on the sword and armour ! 

Go, raise the banner high ! 
The Captain of Salvation 

To thee is ever nigh. 

Then wave the glorious banner ! 

Press forward in His name ; . . 
Fear not, for soon thy Captain 

Will victory proclaim I 

2 Gird on the sword and armour ! 
Let faith be thy strong shield ; 
His promise shall sustain thee 
On every battlefield. 

3 Gird on the sword and armour ! 
Press on, the foe to fight ; 
No enemy can harm thee. 
For God sustains the right. 

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Take courage, temperance workers ! 

You shall not suffer wreck, 
While up to God the people's prayers 

Are ringing from your deck ; 
Wait cheerily, ye workers, 

For daylight and for land, 
The breath of God is in your sails. 

Your rudder in His hand. 

Sail on, . . O ship of hope ! 

Sail on for truth and right ; 
The breath of God is in your sails, 

The haven is in sight ! 
The breath of God is in your sails, 

The haven is in sight 1 

2 Sail on ! sail on ! deep-freighted 

With blessings and with hopes ; 
The good of old, with shadowy hands, 

Are pulling at your ropes ; 
Behind you, holy martyrs 

Uplift the palm and crown ; 
Before you, unborn ages send 

Their benedictions down. 

3 Speed on ! your work is holy, 

God's errands never fail ! [wild, 
Sweep on through storm and darkness 

The thunder and the hail ; 
Toil on, the morning cometh, 

The port you yet shall win ! 
And all the bells of God shall ring 

The " Ship of Temperance " in ! 

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A song, a song for water bright, 
In love and beauty flowing ! 

It sings its way in joy and might 

The gift of heaven bestowing. 

A song, a song for water fair, 

As pure and free as mountain air I 

A song, a song for water fair, 

As pure and free as mountain air 1 

2 There's balm in every sparkling drop, 

In every wave there's pleasure ; 
In diamond spray it leaps away, 
A lovely boon and treasure. 

3 It nerves the hand to deeds of might ; 

It wakes the heart to gladness ; 
It breathes a psalm of pure delight, 
And charms us all from sadness. 

4 From every vale and glade and hill 

It speaks of nature's kindness ! 
Oh, may we heed the lessons still, 
Nor shun it in our blindness ! 

Conflict and Victory 



Jesus is calling ! Forth to the fray, 
In line be falling, serve Him to-day ! 
Follow Him ever, call no retreat ! 
His soldiers never suffer defeat. 

On to victory, follow your mighty Commander f 
On to victory, follow where Jesus may go I 

On to victory, close to your Shield and Defender ! 
On^to victory, conquering every foe 1 

2 He needs you, brother: do thou His 

Your place no other ever can fill : 
Gird on the armour, take up the 

sword ! [Lord ! 

Join your Commander, follow your 

3 Morning is coming, night will be 

past ; [last — 

Soon will the dawning break in at 
Then with the morning, glorious and 

bright, [light ! 

Rich crowns adorning victors of 

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Stand up ! stand up for Jesus ! 

Ye soldiers of the cross ; 
Lift high His royal banner, 

It must not suffer loss ; 
From victory unto victory 

His army shall He lead, 
Till every foe is vanquished, 

And Christ is Lord indeed. 

2 Stand up ! stand up for Jesus ! 

The trumpet call obey ; 
Forth to the mighty conflict 

In this His glorious day ! 
Ye that are men now serve Him, 

Against unnumbered foes ; 
Let courage rise with danger, 

And strength to strength oppose. 

3 Stand up ! stand up for Jesus ! 

Stand in His strength alone : 
The arm of flesh will fail you — 

Ye dare not trust your own : 
Put on the gospel armour, 

And, watching unto prayer, 
Where duty calls, or danger, 

Be never wanting there. 

4 Stand up ! stand up for Jesus ! 

The strife will not be long ; 
This day the noise of battle, 

The next the victor's song ; 
To him that overcometh 

A crown of life shall be ; 
He with the King of glory 

Shall reign eternally. 

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" Faint, yet Dursuine." we press onr 

Up to the glorious gates of day ; 
Following Him who has gone before, 
Over the path to the brighter shore. 

" Faint, yet pursuing," from day to day, 
Over the thorny and blood-marked way ; 
Strengthen and keep us, O Saviour Friend, 
Ever pursuing, unto life's end 1 

2 " Faint, yet pursuing," whate'er befal ; 
He who has died for us, died for all : 
So should they come as a mighty 

Bearing His banner aloft with song. 

3 ** Faint, yet pursuing," till eventide, 
Under the cross of the Crucified ; 
Knowing, when darkly are skies 

Sorrow and sighing will end at last. 

4 "Faint, yet pursuing," the eye afar 
Sees through the darkness the Morn- 
ing Star, 

Shedding its ray for the weary feet, 
Lighting the way to the golden street. 

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36 / 


Encamped along the hills of light, 

Ye Christian soldiers, rise, 
And press the battle ere the night 

Shall veil the glowing skies; 
Against the foe in vales below 

Let all our strength be hurled ; 
Faith is the victory, we know, 

That overcomes the world ! 

Faith . Is the victory ! Faith . is the victory 
Oh, glorious victory, that overcomes the world. 

2 His banner over us is Love, 

Our sword, the Word of God ; 
We tread the road the saints above 

With shouts of triumph trod ; 
By faith they, like a whirlwind's breath, 

Swept on o'er every field ; [Death 
The faith by which they conquered 

Is still our shining shield. 

3 On every hand the foe we find 

Drawn up in dread array; 
Let tents of ease be left behind, 

And — onward to the fray ! 
Salvation's helmet on each head, 

With truth all girt about, [tread, 
The earth shall tremble 'neath our 

And echo with our shout ! 

4 To him that overcomes the foe 

White raiment shall be given ; 


Before the angels he shall know 
His name confessed in heaven ; 

Then onward from the hills of light, 
Our hearts with love aflame, 

We'll vanquish all the hosts of night, 
In Jesus' conquering name ! 


Awake, our souls ; away, our fears ; 
Let every trembling thought be gone ; 
Awake, and run the heavenly race, 
And put a cheerful courage on. 

2 True, 'tis a strait and thorny road, 
And mortal spirits tire and faint ; 
But they forget the mighty God 
That feeds the strength of every saint — 

3 Thee, mighty God, whose matchless 
Is ever new and ever young, [power 
And firm endures, while endless years 
Their everlasting circles run. 

4 From Thee, the overflowing spring, 
Our souls shall drink a fresh supply, 
While such as trust their native strength 
Shall melt away, and droop, and die. 

5 Swift as an eagle cuts the air, 
We'll mount aloft to Thine abode; 
On wings of love our souls shall fly, 
Nor tire amidst the heavenly road. 

\304 (lie) SJfflJ). 

We're soldiers of the King, 

Redeemed and saved by blood, 
And now enlisted for the war 

To fight for Christ the Lord. 

In peril oft are we, 

But joyfully we sing, Deads 

Our hearts made strong by Him who 

The soldiers of the King. 

We're soldiers of the King, . . His praises we 

will sing,, . . [glorious King. 

And we will serve Him loyally, our great and 

2 We're soldiers of the King, 

His Name we gladly bear, [Cross, 
The Name once nailed above the 

When Christ our King was there. 

We'll count our losses gain, 

And welcome every sting, 
To honour our Lord Jesus' name, 

As soldiers of the King. 

3 We're soldiers of the King, 
With Him we shall appear, 

If we with Him shall suffer now, 

And His rejection share. 

Then lift His banner high, 

For time is on the wing, 
The crowning day is hastening on 

For soldiers of the King. 

685 (B) 

Firmly stand for God, in the world's 

mad strife, [the waves beat high : 

Though the bleak winds roar, and 

*Tis the Rock alone giveth strength 

and life, 

When the hosts of sin are nigh. 

Let us stand on the Rock 1 firmly stand on 
On the Rock of Christ alone : [the Rock 1 

If the strife we endure, we shall stand secure, 
'Mid the throng who surround the throne. 

2 Firmly stand for Right, with a motive 

With a true heart bold, and a faith 

e'er strong ; [sure, 

'Tis the Rock alone giveth triumph 
O'er the world's array of wrong. 

3 Firmly stand for Truth ! it will serve 

you best ; [at last ; 

Though it waiteth long, it is sure 
'Tis the Rock alone giveth peace and 
When the storms of life are past. 

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3.3. \ 


" Be ye strong in the Lord and the 

power of His might ! " [Word ; 

Firmly standing for the truth of His 

He shall lead you safely through the 

thickest of the fight, [Lord ! 

You shall conquer in the name of the 

F'rmly stand . . . for the right ! . . . 

On to victory at the King's command 
For the honour of the Lord, 
And the triumph of His Word, 

In the strength of the Lord firmly stand ! 

2 " Be ye strong in the Lord and the 

power of His might ! " [foe ; 

Never turning from the face of the 

He will surely by you stand, as you 

battle for the right : [go ! 

In the power of His might onward 

3 "Be ye strong in the Lord and the 

power of His might ! " [fail : 
For His promises shall never, never 
He will hold thy right hand, while 
battling for the right, 
Trusting Him thou shalt for ever- 
more prevail. 


" Christian, seek not yet repose ; 
Cast thy dreams of ease away, 
Thou art in the midst of foes : 
" Watch and pray." 

Principalities and powers, 
Mustering their unseen array, 
Wait for thine unguarded hours : 
" Watch and pray.'* 

Gird thy heavenly armour on, 
Wear it ever night and day ; 
Ambushed lies the Evil One : 
" Watch and pray." 

Hear the victors who o'ercame ; 
Still they mark each warrior's way ; 
All with one sweet voice exclaim, 
" Watch and pray." 

Hear, above all, hear thy Lord, 
Him thou lovest to obey ; 
Hide within thy heart His word, 
" Watch and pray." 

Watch, as if on that alone 
Hung the issue of the day ; 
Pray that help may be sent down : 
" Watch and pray." 

688 (S) 


Lo ! the day of God is breaking ; 

See the gleaming from afar ! 
Sons of earth from slumber waking 

Hail the Bright and Morning Star. 

Hear the call ! Oh, gird your armour on, 
Grasp the Spirit's mighty Sword ; 
Take the Helmet of Salvation, 
Pressing on to battle for the Lord ! 

2 Trust in Him who is your Captain ; 

Let no heart in terror quail ; 

Jesus leads the gathering legions, 

In His name we shall prevail. 

3 Onward marching, firm and steady, 

Faint not, fear not Satan's frown ; 
For the Lord is with you alway, 
Till you wear the victor's crown. 

4 Conquering hosts with banners wav- 

Sweeping on o'er hill and plain, 
Ne'er shall halt till swells the anthem 
" Christ o'er all the world doth 

[reign ! " 



Hark ! a voice is calling : " Who will 
go to-day ? . . [Me nay ? . . 

Who My service seeking, will not say 

Who will hold My banner forward in 
the fight, . . [God and right ? " 

'Gainst My foes engaging, stand for 

Jesus leads His army, 'neath His flag unfurled, 
All our foes defeating, right shall sweep the 
world ! 


Conflict and Victory 

On God's might relying till the vic- 
tory's won, . . [on ! . . 
Satan's host defying, gird our armour 
For the cause that's holy, for the right 
that's grand, . . [and hand ! 
For God's warfare solely, join we heart 
Hear the tramp of legions, marching 
as they sing, . . [King ! " . . 
" Glory to our Leader, glory to our 
One in holy purpose, from the near 
and far, . . [the war ! 
Hear the voices ringing, marching to 



Give thanks unto God who is able 
and willing [draw near ; 

To save to the uttermost all who 
To send out His light, their redemp- 
tion fulfilling, [pel every fear. 
While His wonderful love shall dis- 

Arise ! . . arise ! . . Arise, for thy light is come • 
Arise ! . . arise ! . . Arise, for thy light is come ' 
The light ... of truth . . to lead . . . thee home ; . • 
Arise ! oh, arise ! for thy light is come ! 

2 Sweet hope in the home of the 

drunkard hath risen, 
Where the darkness of sorrow too 
long held its reign ; 
He hath cast off his fetters, and burst 
from his prison, 
And the sunshine of joy fills his 
heart once again. 

3 Then banish the wine-cup, and seek 

for a blessing [can prevail : 

From Him in whose might you alone 

For they who will seek Him, their 

weakness confessing, 
Shall have strength to resist all the 

foes who assail. 


What though th' accuser roar 

Of ills that I have done ; 
I know them well, and thousands 

Jehovah findeth none. [more ; 

His be the Victor's name 

Who fought our fight alone ; 
Triumphant saints no honour claim ; 

Their conquest was His own. 

By weakness and defeat, 

He won the meed and crown ; 
Trod all our foes beneath His feet, 

By being trodden down. 

He hell in hell laid low ; 

Made sin, He sin o'erthrew ; 
Bowed to the grave, destroyed it so, 

And death, by dying, slew. 


Bless, bless the Conqueror slain ! 
Slain by Divine decree ! [again, 
Who lived, who died, who lives 
For thee, His saint, for thee. 

692 (B) 


Trust on, trust on, believer ! 

Though long the conflict be, 
Thou yet shall prove victorious ; 

Thy God shall tight for thee. 

Trust on ! . . trust on ! . . 

Though dark the night and drear : 
Trust on ! . . trust on I . . 

The morning dawn is near. 

Trust on ! the danger presses, 
Temptation strong is near; 

Over life's dangerous rapids 
He shall thy passage steer. 

The Lord is strong to save us, 

He is a faithful friend : 
Trust on, trust on, believer ! 

Oh, trust Him to the end ! 

\1M/ 8.7.D. 

Onward ! upward ! Christian soldier, 

Turn not back nor sheath thy sword : 
Let its blade be sharp for conquest 

In the battle for the Lord. 
From the great white throne eternal, 

God Himself is looking down ; 
He it is who now commands thee, 

Take the cross and win the crown. 

Onward ! upward ! doing, daring 

All for Him who died for thee; 
Face the foe and meet with boldness 

Danger, whatsoe'er it be. 
From the battlements of glory, 

Holy ones are looking down ; [ing : 
Thou canst almost hear them shout- 

" On ! let no one take thy crown.'* 

Onward ! till thy course is finished, 

Like the ransomed ones before ; 
Keep the faith through persecution, 

Never give the battle o'er. 
Onward ! upward ! till victorious 

Thou shalt lay thine armour down, 
And thy loving Saviour bids thee 

At His hand receive thy crown. 

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85 ) 


We're marching to Canaan with 
banner and song, [the wrong ; 

We're soldiers enlisted to fight 'gainst 

But, lest in the conflict our strength 
should divide, [Lord's side ? 

We ask, Who among us is on the 

Oh,, who is there among us, 

The true and the tried, 
Who'll stand by his colours ? 

Who's on the Lord's side ? 

The sword may be burnished, the 
armour be bright, [light; 

For Satan appears as an angel of 

Yet darkly the bosom may treachery 
hide, [the Lord's side." 

While lips are professing, "I'm on 

Who is there among us yet under the 
rod, [of God ! 

Who knows not the pardoning mercy 

Oh, bring to Him humbly the heart 
in its pride ; [the Lord's side. 

Oh, haste while He's waiting, and seek 

Oh, heed not the sorrow, the pain, 
or the wrong, [into song ; 

For soon shall our sighing be changed 

So, bearing the cross of our covenant 
Guide, [the Lord's side."' 

We'll shout, as we triumph, " Pm on 

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The Son of God goes forth to war, 

A kingly crown to gain ; 
His blood-red banner streams afar, 

Who follows in His train ? 
Who best can drink His cup of woe, 

Triumphant over pain ; 
Who patient bears his cross below, 

He follows in His train. 

The martyr first, whose eagle eye 

Could pierce beyond the grave : 
Who saw his Master in the sky, 

And called on Him to save : 
Like Him, with pardon on his tongue, 

In midst of mortal pain, [wrong : 
He prayed for them that did the 

Who follows in his train ? 

A glorious band, the chosen few, 

On whom the Spirit came: [knew, 
Twelve valiant saints, their hope they 

And mocked the cross and flame. 
They met the tyrant's brandished steel, 

The lion's gory mane ; [feel : 

They bowed their necks the death to 

Who follows in their train ? 

A noble army — men and boys 

The matron and the maid — 
Around the Saviour's throne rejoice, 

In robes of light arrayed, [heaven 
They climbed the steep ascent of 

Through peril, toil, and pain : 
O God, to us may grace be given 

To follow in their train. 

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Only an armour-bearer, firmly I 
stand, [command ; 

Waiting to follow at the King's 

Marching, if " Onward " shall the 
order be, [faithfully. 

Standing by my Captain, serving 

Hear ye the battle-cry ! " Forward ! " the call ; 
See, see, the faltering ones, backward they fall. 
Surely my Captain may depend on me, 
Though but an armour-bearer I may be. 

2 Only an armour-bearer, now in the 

field, [and shield, 

Guarding a shining helmet, sword, 
Waiting to hear the thrilling battle- 
cry, [here am I." 
Ready then to answer, " Master, 

3 Only an armour-bearer, yet may I 

share [wear : 

Glory immortal, and a bright crown 
If in the battle to my trust I'm true, 
Mine shall be the honours in the 

Grand Review. 



Mine eyes have seen the glory of the 

coming of the Lord ; 
He is trampling out the vintage where 

the grapes of wrath are stored ; 
He hath loosed the fateful lightning 

of His terrible, swift sword : 
Our God is marching on. 

Glory ! glory ! Hallelujah! 
Glory ! glory ! Hallelujah ! 
Glory ! glory I Hallelujah ! 
Our God is marching on. 

2 I have seen Him in the watch-fires 

of a hundred circling camps ; 
They have builded Him an altar in 

the evening dews and damps ; 
I can read His righteous sentence by 

the dim and flaring lamps : 
Our God is marching on. 

3 He has sounded forth the trumpet 

that shall never call retreat ; 
He is sifting out the hearts of men 

before His judgment-seat : 
Oh, be swift, my soul, to answer 

Him ! be jubilant, my feet ! 
Our God is marching on. 

4 In the beauty of the lilies, Christ was 

born across the sea, 
With a glory in His bosom that 

transfigures you and me : 
As He died to make men holy, let us 

die to make men free, 
While God is marching on. 

Conflict and Victory 

698 (!£) 

Yield not to temptation, for yielding 
is sin, [to win ; 

Each victory will help you some other 

Fight manfully onward, dark passions 
subdue, [through. 

Look ever to Jesus, He'll carry you 

Ask the Saviour to help you, 
Comfort, strengthen, and keep y&u; 
He is willing to aid you, 
He will carry you through. 

2 Shun evil companions, bad language 

disdain, [take it in vain : 

God's name hold in reverence, nor 
Be thoughtful and earnest, kind- 
hearted and true ; [through. 
Look ever to Jesus, He'll carry you 

3 To him that o'ercometh God giveth 

a crown ; 
Through faith we shall conquer, 

though often cast down ; 
He who is our Saviour our strength 

will renew ; [through. 

Look ever to Jesus, He'll carry you 

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O brother, life's journey beginning, 

With courage and firmness arise ! — 
Look well to the course thou art 

Be earnest, be watchful, and wise ! 
Remember — two paths are before 

And both thy attention invite ; 
But one leadeth on to destruction, 

The other to joy and delight. 

God help you to follow His banner, 
And serve Him wherever you go ; 

And when you are tempted, my brother, 
God give you the grace to say " No I " 

2 O brother, yield not to the tempter, 

No matter what others may do ; 
Stand firm in the strength of the 

Be loyal, be faithful, and tme ! 
Each trial will make you the stronger, 

If you, in the name of the Lord, 
Fight manfully under your Leader, 

Obeying the voice of His word. 

3 O brother* the Saviour is calling ! 

Beware of the danger of sin ; 
Resist not the voice of the Spirit, 

That whispers so gently within. 
God calls you to enter His service — 

To live for Him here, day by day ; 
And share by and by in the glory 

That never shall vanish away. 


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Hark ! the temperance bells are ring- 
Joyous music fills the air ; [ing, 

Strength and hope their tones are 
To the homes where dwelt despair. 

Hear the bells, . . . joyous bells, . . . 

Chime the anthem of the free ; 
Hear the bells, . . . merry bells, . . . 

Sound the temperance jubilee ! 

2 Long the tyrant foe hath taken 

Cherished loved ones for his own ; 
Now his cruel power is shaken, 
Soon will fall his tottering throne. 

3 Brothers, come ! the hosts are form- 

Let us join without delay; [ing ! 
Bright the hills with tints of morning, 
Dawning of a better day. 

Jxjl. (am) p.m. 

Down from the mountains a gay 

little stream, 

Leaping along, leaping along, 

Sang a sweet tune to the sun's merry 

Leaping along, along. [beam, 

Murmuring stream, murmuring stream, 

Flow to the rolling sea ; 
Murmuring stream, murmuring stream, 

Singing of purity. [hours, 

2 Cooling the grass in the long summer 

Smiling along, smiling along ; 
Giving a drink to the birds and the 
Smiling along, along. [flowers, 

3 Wider and wider as onward you flow, 

Rippling along, rippling along ; 
Carry a blessing wherever you go, 
Rippling along, along. 

4 Bright little streamlets we children 

may be, 
Singing along, singing along, 
Loving and helpful, pure-hearted and 
Singing along, along. [free, 




Long in darkness we have waited 
For the shining of the Light ; 

Long have felt the things we hated 
Sink us still in deeper night. 

Blessed Jesus, loving Saviour ! 

Tender, faithful, strong, and true, 
Break the fetters that have bound us, 

Make us in Thyself anew ! 

2 Now, at last, the Light appeareth, 

Jesus stands upon the shore ; 
And with tender voice He calleth, 
" Come to Me, and sin no more ! " 

3 Nothing have we but our weakness, 

Naught but sorrow, sin, and care; 

All within is loathsome vileness, 
All without is dark despair. 

4 All our talents we have wasted, 

All Thy laws have disobeyed ; 
But Thy goodness now we've tasted, 
In Thy robes we stand arrayed. 

5 Thou hast saved us — do Thou keep 

Guide us by Thine eye divine ; [us, 
Let the Holy Spirit teach us, 
That our light may ever shine. 

Blessed Jesus, be Thou near us, 
Give us of Thy grace to-day ; 

While we're calling, do Thou hear us, 
Send us now Thy peace, we pray. 

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Sound the battle-cry ! See ! the foe 
is nigh ; [Lord ! 

Raise the standard high for the 

Gird your armour on, stand firm 
every one, 

Rest your cause upon His holy Word ! 

Rouse then, soldiers ! rally round the banner ! 

Ready, steady, pass the word along ; 
Onward I forward ! shout aloud Hosanna ! 

Christ is Captain of the mighty throng ! 

2 Strong to meet the foe, marching on 

we go, [vail ; 

While our cause we know must pre- 
Shield and banner bright gleaming in 

the light, [fail ! 

Battling for the right, we ne'er can 

3 O Thou God of all, hear us when we 


Help us one and all, by Thy grace ; 

When the battle's done, and the vic- 
tory won, [face ! 

May we wear the crown before Thy 


Christian, dost thou see them on the 
holy ground, [thee around ? 

How the powers of darkness compass 

Christian, up and smite them, count- 
ing gain but loss ; [cross. 

Smite them by the merit of the holy 

2 Christian, dost thou feel them, how 

they work within, [into sin ? 

Striving, tempting, luring, goading 
Christian, never tremble, never be 

downcast ; [pray and fast. 

Gird thee for the conflict, watch and 

3 Christian, dost thou hear them, how 

they speak thee fair? [and prayer?" 
" Always fast and vigil, always watch 

Conflict and Victory — Comfort in Sorrow 

Christian, answer boldly, " While I ' 

breathe I pray" ; [end in day. 
Peace shall follow battle, night shall 

4 " Well I know thy trouble, O My 

servant true ; [too i 

Thou art very weary — I was weary 

But that toil shall make thee some 

day all Mine own, [My throne." 

And the end of sorrow shall be near 





Over hill and lofty mountain, 
Hear the gospel trumpet call ; 

Listen to the strains inspiring, 
Tis a message for us all. 

Fall into line for the con - - flict ! 
Fall into line for the con - - flict ! 
Rally at the trumpet's call, rally I rally I 
Rally, Christian soldiers all ! 

2 Girding on the royal armour, 

Wave the glorious banner high ! 

While for truth and right contending, 

Angels watch you from the sky. 

3 Sound again the silver trumpet ! 

Sound aloud the battle-cry ! 
" All for Jesus, all for Jesus ! " 
We shall conquer though we die ! 





Onward, Christian soldiers ! march- 
ing as to war, [before. 

Looking unto Jesus, who is gone 

Christ, the Royal Master, leads against 
the foe ; [go. 

Forward into battle see His banners 

Onward, Christian soldiers I marching as 

to war. 
Looking unto Jesus, who is gone before. 

2 At the name of Jesus Satan's host 

doth flee ; [victory ! 

On then, Christian soldiers, on to 
Hell's foundations quiver at the shout 

of praise : [anthems raise ! 

Brothers, lift your voices, loud your 

3 Like a mighty army moves the church 

of God : [saints have trod ; 

Brothers, we are treading where the 
We are not divided, all one body 

we — [charity. 

One in hope and doctrine, one in 

4 Crowns and thrones may perish, king- 

doms rise and wane ; [remain : 
But the church of Jesus constant will 
Gates of hell can never 'gainst that 

church prevail ; [that cannot fail. 
We have Christ's own promise and 


5 Onward then, ye people, join our 

happy throng : [triumph-song : 

Blend with ours your voices in the 

Glory, praise, and honour, unto 

Christ the King, [angels sing. 

This through countless ages men and 

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Standing by a purpose true, 
Heeding God's command, 

Honour them, the faithful few ! 
All hail to Daniel's Band ! 

Dare to be a Daniel ! 

Dare to stand alone ! 
Dare to have a purpose firm ! 

Dare to make it known 1 

2 Many mighty men are lost, 
Daring not to stand, 

Who for God had been a host, 
By joining Daniel's Band ! 

3 Many giants, great and tall, 
Stalking through the land, 

Headlong to the earth would fall, 
If met by Daniel's Band ! 

4 Hold the gospel banner high ! 
On to victory grand ! 

Satan and his host defy, 
And shout for Daniel's Band ! 



V548/ P.M. 

We will not despair, 

Though storms our bark may 
Knowing everywhere, [sever ; 

Jehovah can deliver ! 

2 When in death's dark vale, 

By Jordan's rolling river, 
Earthly helpers fail, 
Jehovah must deliver ! 

3 Oh, let come what will, 

We'll trust our faithful Giver; 
And our song is still — 
Jehovah will deliver ! 


Comfort in Sorrow 


O troubled heart, be thou not afraid, 
In the Lord thy God let thy hope be 

stayed ; 
He will hear thy cry, and will give 

thee aid, 

Whate'er thy cross may be. 

He is able still to deliver thee, [shall be : 
And His own right hand thy defence 
He is able still to deliver thee, 
Then be thou not afraid. 

2 O troubled heart, though thy foes 

unite, [armour bright ; 

Let thy faith be strong and thy 


Thou shalt overcome through His 
power and might. 
And more than conqueror be. 

3 O troubled heart, when thy way is 

drear, [fear ; 

He will rescue thee and dispel thy 

In thy greatest need He is always 

To Him all glory be ! [near — 

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O weary heart, there is a Home, 
Beyond the reach of toil and care ; 
A Home where changes never come : 
Who would not fain be resting there ? 

Oh wait, . . . meekly wait, and murmur not ! 
Oh wait, . . meekly wait, and murmur not i 

Oh wait, ... oh wait, . . . 

Oh wait, and murmur not ! . . . 

2 Yet when bowed down beneath the 

By heaven allowed, thine earthly lot ; 
Look up ! thou'lt reach that blest 

abode : 
Wait, meekly wait, and murmur not ! 

3 If in thy path some thorns are found, 
Oh, think who bore them on His 

brow ; [found, 

If grief thy sorrowing heart has 
It reached a holier than thou. 

4 Toil on ! nor deem, though sore it be, 
One sigh unheard, one prayer forgot ; 
The day of rest will dawn for thee : 
Wait, meekly wait, and murmur not ! 




What though clouds are hovering o'er 

And I seem to walk alone — [me, 
Longing, 'mid my cares and crosses, 

For the joys that now are flown ! 
If I've Jesus, " Jesus only," 

Then my sky will have a gem ; 
He's the Sun of brightest splendour, 

And the Star of Bethlehem. 

2 What though all my earthly journey 

Bringeth naught but weary hours ; 
And, in grasping for life's roses., 

Thorns I find instead of flowers ! 
If I've Jesus, " Jesus only," 

I possess a cluster rare ; 
He's the " Lily of the Valley," 

And the " Rose of Sharon " fair. 

3 What though all my heart is yearning 

For the loved of long ago — 
Bitter lessons sadly learning 

From the shadowy page of woe ! 

If I've Jesus, " Jesus only," 

He'll be with me to the end ; 
And, unseen by mortal vision, 

Angel bands will o'er me bend. 
4 When I soar to realms of glory, 

And an entrance I await, 
If I whisper, " Jesus only ! " 

Wide will ope the pearly gate ; 
When I join the heavenly chorus, 

And the angel-hosts I see, 
Precious Jesus, " Jesus only," 

Will my theme of rapture be. 

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O child of God, wait patiently, 

When dark thy path may be ; 
And let thy faith lean trustingly 

On Him who cares for thee ; 
And though the clouds hang drearily 

Upon the brow of night, 
Yet in the morning joy will come, 

And fill thy soul with light. 

2 O child of God, He loveth thee, 

And thou art all His own ; 
With gentle hand He leadeth thee — 

Thou dost not walk alone ; 
And though thou watchest wearily 

The long and stormy night, 
Yet in the morning joy will come, 

And fill thy soul with light. 

3 O child of God, how peacefully 

He calms thy fears to rest; 
And draws thee upward, tenderly, 

Where dwell the pure and blest ! 
And He who bendeth silently 

Above the gloom of night, [joy 
Will take thee home, where endless 

Shall fill thy soul with light. 

J 13 P.M. 

Be still, O heart ! why fear and 
tremble ? 

What evil can thy steps betide ? 
Though foes, a mighty host, assemble, 

Fear not, for God is on thy side. 

Be still, . . O heart ! . . 

What evil can betide thee ? 
Fear not, . . fear not, . . 

With God to walk beside thee. 

2 Be still, O heart ! the Lord of glory 

Was once a man acquaint with 

grief; [story — 

He stoops to hear — tell all thy 

He loves, He cares, He'll send 

3 Be still, O heart ! cease fearing, fret- 

About the future all unknown ; [ting 

Ne'er think the Master is forgetting 
About His child — His loved and 
4 Be still, O heart ! thy Lord will send 
The clouds or sunshine as is best ; 
His own right hand shall e'er defend 
thee ; [rest. 

Then trust His love, and be at 


O aching heart, with sorrow torn, 
Thy Lord is near and knows ! 

He knows it all — the feet way-worn, 
The weary cares and woes, 

The load of grief in anguish borne, 
Thy Lord is near: ... He knows. 

He knows, . . He knows ; . . 
Thy Lord is near : He knows. 

2 O fainting soul, with doubts op- 


Thy Lord is near and knows ! 
He knows it all — how thou art pressed 

On every side with foes, 
He waits to be thy cherished Guest ; 

Thy Lord is near: ... He knows. 

3 O weary head, that fain would rest, 

Thy Lord is near and knows ! 
He knows it all, and on His breast 

Thou raayest now repose ; 
Drop every care at His behest ; 

Thy Lord is near : He knows. 

4 O lonely one, live thou thy best, 

Thy Lord is near and knows ! 
He knows it all, sees every test — 

Yes, every tear that flows : 
Rejoice, faint heart, His way is best ; 

Thy Lord is near : He knows. 




Hope on, hope on, O troubled heart ! 

If doubts and fears o'ertake thee, 
Remember this — the Lord hath said, 

He " never will forsake thee." 
Then murmur not, still bear thy lot, 

Nor yield to care or sorrow; 
Be sure the clouds that frown to-day 

Will break in smiles to-morrow. 
2 Hope on, hope on ! though dark and 

The shadows gather o'er thee; 
Be not dismayed : thy Saviour holds 

The Lamp of Life before thee. 
And if He will that thou to-day 

Shouldst tread the vale of sorrow, 
Be not afraid ; but trust and wait — 

The sun will shine to-morrow. 

Comfort in Sorrow 

3 Hope on, hope on ! go bravely forth, 

Through trial and temptation; 
Directed by the Word of truth, 

So full of consolation. 
There is a calm for every storm ; 

A joy for every sorrow ; [wake 

A night from which the soul shall 

To hail an endless morrow. 



O troubled heart, there is a balm 

To heal thy every wound ! 
In thy Redeemer's bleeding side 

That balm alone is found. 
The hidden anguish of the soul, 

The burning tears that fall, 
The sigh that rends thy aching 
breast — 

Thy Saviour knows them all. 

2 Go where no ear but His can hear, 

No eye but His can see ; 
Has He not said that as thy day 

E'en so thy strength shall be ? 
Though heaven and earth should pass 

His Word can never fail, [away, 
If thou by faith approach His throne, 

By faith thou shalt prevail. 

3 Then why cast down ? these passing 

Thy path that sometimes dim, [ills, 
Will work together for tliy good 

If thou but trust in Him : 
The many blessings of the past 

With gratitude recall ; 
Then tell thy sorrows at the feet 

Of Him who knows them all. 




Oh, weary pilgrim, lift your head : 
For joy cometh in the morning ! 

For God in His own Word hath said 
That joy cometh in the morning ! 

Joy cometh in the morning ! 
Joy cometh in the morning ! 
Weeping may endure for a night; 
But joy cometh hi the morning 1 

2 Ye trembling saints, dismiss your 

fears : 
For joy cometh in the morning ! 
Oh, weary mourner, dry your tears : 
For joy cometh in the morning ! 

3 Rejoice ! the night will soon be gone : 

For joy cometh in the morning ! 
And then shall come the glorious 
dawn : 
For joy cometh in the morning ! 

4 Oh, may we all be glad to-day ! 

For joy cometh in the morning ! 


Our God shall wipe all tears away : 
For joy cometh in the morning ! 

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My God, my Father, while I stray 
tar from my home, on life's rough 

Oh, teach me from my heart to say, 

" Thy will be done ! " 

Thy will be done ! 
Thy will be done ! 
Oh, teach me from my heart to say, 
" Thy will be done ! " 

2 What though in lonely grief I sigh 
For friends beloved, no longer nigh, 
Submissive still would I reply, 

" Thy will be done ! " 

3 Let but my fainting heart be blest 
With Thy sweet Spirit for its guest, 
My God, to Thee I leave the rest: 

" Thy will be done ! " 

4 Renew my will from day to day : 
Blend it with Thine ; and take away 
All now that makes it hard to say, 

" Thy will be done ! " 

5 Then when on earth I breathe no more 
The prayer oft mixed with tears be- 
1*11 sing upon a happier shore, [fore, 

" Thy will be done ! " 

y jl y (362) n.10. 

Come, ye disconsolate ! where'er ye 

languish, [kneel : 

Come to the mercy-seat, fervently 

Here bring your wounded hearts, 

here tell your anguish ; 

Earth has no sorrow that heaven 

cannot heal. 

2 Joy of the desolate ! light of the 

straying, [pure ! 

Hope of the penitent, fadeless and 

Here speaks the Comforter, tenderly 

saying, [cannot cure. 

Earth has no sorrow that heaven 

3 Here see the Bread of Life ! see 

waters flowing [from above : 

Forth from the throne of God, pure 

Come to the feast of love; come, 

ever knowing, [can remove. 

Earth has no sorrow but heaven 


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Night has fallen on the city, 
And the streets at last are still, 

Where the noisy crowd, the day long, 
Did the air with shoutings fill ; 

And the weary, way-worn travellers, 
Preaching Jesus through the land, 

Are in deepest dungeon darkness, 
By the magistrates' command. 

2 Many stripes to them are given, 

Many curses on them cast ; 
Many bolts and bars surround them ; 

In the stocks their feet are fast ; 
While the cruel Roman jailer, 

All securely sleeping on, 
Little dreams the mighty wonders 

Of the morrow's early dawn. 

3 Hark the sighing of the prisoners ! 

Hear their moanings loud and long ! 
No : again, and louder, clearer, 

'Tis the voice of prayer and song ! 
See, the prison walls are shaking, 

And the door wide open stands ! 
Lo, behold the earth is quaking, 

Loosed are every prisoner's bands ! 

4 Oh, there's not a cell so lonely 

But a song may echo there ; 
Oh, there's not a night so cheerless, 

But there's potency in prayer; 
Sing, oh, sing, thou weary pilgrim I 

Song will bring thee heavenly 

peace; [prisoner ! 

Pray, oh, pray, thou burdened 

God will give thee sweet release. 

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O eyes that are weary and hearts 
that are sore, [more ; 

Look off unto Jesus, and sorrow no 

The light of His countenance shineth 
so bright, [be no night. 

That on earth as in heaven there need 

2 Looking off unto Jesus, my eyes 

cannot see [around me ; 

The troubles and dangers that throng 
They cannot be blinded with sorrow- 
ful tears ; [belief-fears. 
They cannot be shadowed with un- 

3 Looking off unto Jesus, my spirit is 

blest ; [I have rest ; 

In the world I have turmoil, in Him 
The sea of my life all about me may 

roar ; [more. 

When I look unto Jesus, I hear it no 

4 Looking off unto Jesus, I go not 

astray ; [me the way ; 

My eyes are on Him, and He shows 
The path may seem dark as He leads 

me along, 
But following Jesus I cannot go wrong. 

Comfort in Sorrow 

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How oft our souls are lifted up, 
When clouds are dark and drear; 

For Jesus comes, and kindly speaks 
These loving words of cheer : 

"In My Father's house are many mansions ; 
If it were not so, I would have told you ; 
In My Father's house are many mansions, 
I go to prepare a place for you 1 " 

2 How oft amid our daily toil, 

With anxious care opprest, 
We hear again the precious word 
That tells of joy and rest : 

3 Oh, may our faith in Him be strong, 

Who feels our every care, 
And will for us — as He hath said — 
A place in heaven prepare ! 

4 Then let us work, and watch, and 

Relying on the love [pray, 

Of Him who now prepares a place 
For us in heaven above. 





Sometimes a light surprises 

The Christian while he sings ; 
It is the Lord who rises 

With healing in His wings. 
When comforts are declining, 

He grants the soul again 
A season of clear shining, 

To cheer it after rain. 

2 In holy contemplation, 

We sweetly then pursue 
The theme of God's salvation, 

And find it ever new ; 
Set free from present sorrow, 

We cheerfully can say — 
E'en let th' unknown to-morrow 

Bring with it what it may : 

3 It can bring with it nothing 

But He will bear us through ; 
Who gives the lilies clothing, 

Will clothe His people too : 
Beneath the spreading heavens 

No creature but is fed ; 
And He who feeds the ravens 

Will give His children bread. 

4 Though vine nor fig tree neither 

Their wonted fruit should bear ; 
Though all the fields should wither, 

Nor flocks nor herds be there : 
Yet God the same abiding, 

His praise shall tune my voice ; 

For, while in Him confiding, 

I cannot but rejoice. 



How dear to my heart, when the 
pathway is lonely, [my Lord — 
That wonderful promise of Jesus 
That message of mercy, of love and 
compassion, [blessed Word. 

I read on the page of His own 
" Fear not I I am with thee," thy strength 
and Redeemer, [abide ; 

The Rock where in safety My own shall 
I'll never forsake thee — My Word hath de- 
clared it; 
I'll never forsake thee, whatever betide. 

2 When chilled by the waves that are 

surging around me, [may roll, 

And clouds of affliction like billows 

I'll cling to His word, which can 

never be broken, [my soul. 

And joy in the comfrot it brings to 

3 Though tried in the furnace, my faith 

shall not falter, [I will bear ; 

But, trusting in Jesus, the cross 

And hoping, enduring, believing, 

obeying, [in His care. 

I'll cling to His promise, and rest 

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Where'er my Father's hand may 

All, all is well ! [guide me, 

With Jesus walking still beside me, 

All, all is well ! 
Though shadows gather darkly o'er 

Still His love I'll tell; [me, 

He trod the path of tears before me, 

All, all is v/ell ! 
He trod the path of tears before me : 

All, all is well ! 

2 Though what I ask He oft denies me, 

All, all is well ! [me, 

With what I need His grace supplies 
All, all is well ! [sure. 

Thro' joy or grief, thro' pain or plea- 
Still His love I'll tell; 
He is my soul's eternal treasure : 
All, all is well ! 

3 Though round my bark life's storms 

All, all is well ! [are beating, 

I hear my Saviour's voice repeating, 

All, all is well ! 
And when I come to Jordan's river, 

Still His love I'll tell; 
And shout, while safely passing over, 

" All, all is well ! " 

J JL\5 (736) 10.10. 

Peace ! perfect peace ! in this dark 

world of sin ? [within. 

The blood of Jesus whispers peace 


2 Peace ! perfect peace ! by thronging 

duties prest ? 
To do the will of Jesus, this is rest. 

3 Peace ! perfect peace ! with sorrows 

surging round ? [found. 

On Jesus" bosom naught but calm is 

4 Peace ! perfect peace ! with loved 

ones far away ? [they. 

In Jesus' keeping we are safe, and 

5 Peace ! perfect peace ! our future ali 

unknown ? [throne. 

Jesus we know, and He is on the 

6 Peace ! perfect peace ! death shadow- 

ing us and ours ? [its powers. 
Jesus has vanquished death and all 

7 It is enough: earth's struggles soon 

shall cease, [peace. 

And Jesus call to heaven's perfect 

1 JL i P.M. 

" Let not your heart be troubled ; " 
Rest in the Lord your King ; 

Not without hope your weeping ; 

Those who in Christ are sleeping 

He in the clouds will bring. 

*' Where - - fore comfort ye, comfort ye one 

anoth - er, . [these words j . . 

Comfort ye, comfort ye, comfort ye with 

Vhere - - fore comfort ye, comfort ye one 

anoth - er, . [words." . . 

Comfort ye one anoth - er, . with these 

2 '* Let not your heart be troubled ; " 

If ye on Christ believe, 
Joy for each night of sorrow, 
Life, and a bright to-morrow, 

Ye shall from Him receive. 

3 Watch, for the Lord is coming ; 

Watch, for the time draws near ; 
He by His saints attended, 
Ke that to heaven ascended, 

Soon will again appear. 

i U& \M 6.4.D. 

Weary of wandering long, my sore 
heart saith ; [me Thy path ! " 

** Show me Thy way, O Lord ! teach 

I thought these weary feet straight- 
way would find [behind. 

All rough and rugged paths left far 

2 But as I onward passed, the way 

grew steep ; [skies did weep ; 

And black clouds gathered fast, and 
And darkness seemed to hide the 

toilsome road : [O God ? " 

Amazed, again I cried, " Thy way, 

3 "A lamp unto my feet " God's Word 

did prove; [spoke thus in love: 
A '* still, small voice," and sweet, 

"Whoso, through night and day, God's 
way pursues, [shall choose.' " 
* Him shall He teach the way that He 
4 Then, since He chose for me this 
nigged path, [fast faith ; 

My hand in His shall be with stead- 
Each step this darksome night is 

bringing me 
Still nearer to the bright eternity. 

We may not climb the heavenly steep:? 

To bring the Lord Christ down : 
In vain we search the lowest deeps, 

For Him no depths can drown. 

2 But warm, sweet, tender, even yet 

A present help is He ; 
And faith has still its Olivet, 
And love its Galilee. 

3 The healing of Hh seamless dress 

Is by our beds of pain ; [press, 

We touch Him in life's throng and 
And we are whole again. 

4 O Lord and Master of us all, 

Whate'er our name or sign, 
We own Thy sway, we hear Thy call. 
We test our lives by Thine ! 

J %5\J (658/ CM. 

Calm me, my God, and keep me 
Let Thine outstretched wing [calm ; 

Be like the shade of Elim's palm, 
Beside her desert-spring. [rude 

2 Yes, keep me calm, though loud and 

The sounds my ear that greet— 
Calm in the closet's solitude, 
Calm in the bustling street : 

3 Cairn in the hour of buoyant health, 

Calm in my hour of pain ; 

Calm in my poverty or wealth, 

Calm in my loss or gain ; 

4 Calm in the sufferance of wrong, 

Like Him who bore my shame ; 
Calm 'mid the threatening, taunting 
Who hate Thy holy name, [throng, 

5 Calm me, my God, and keep me calm, 

Soft resting on Thy breast ; 
Soothe me with holy hymn and psalm, 
And bid my spirit rest. 

731 (sV) u.10. 

Beyond our sight a city foursquare 

lieth, [mists of earth ; 

Above the clouds, the fogs and 

And none but souls that Jesus puri- 

fieth [mirth. 

Can see its walls, or hear its holy 

Comfort in Sorrow 

Beyond our sight, . . . beyond our night, . . . 

Beyond this world's sad story ; 
That city bright, ... it stands in light, . . . 

The home of all the holy. 

2 Secure and strong, this heavenly city 

builded [blood-washed throng, 

By Christ the Lamb for all the 

Gleams fair and bright, with golden 

glory gilded, [song. 

For ever thrilling with triumphant 

3 There, on the throne, the Lamb once 

slain is seated, [face ; 

The Shepherd's joy upon His holy 

While countless hosts, their warfare 

all completed, [songs of praise. 
In circling bands, lift ceaseless 

4 O sorrowing souls, beneath earth's 

burdens bending, [fair; 

Lift up your eyes to yonder city 

And through your tears let praise be 

still ascending, [waiting there. 
For rest, and home, and loved ones 


Rest in the Lord, O weary, heavy- 
laden ! [Guide : 
Look unto Him, your ever-present 
Rest in the Lord, whose Word is 
truth eternal ; [betide. 
Leave all to Him, whatever may 

2 Rest in the Lord, and tell Him all 

your sorrow ; [full, and free ; 

Trust in His love, so boundless, 

He will not leave, nor will He e'er 

forsake you ; [rest shall be. 

Rest in the Lord, and sweet your 

3 Rest in the Lord, and when your 

toil is over, [have passed — 

When every storm and danger you 

Lo ! He has said, whose Word 

abideth ever, [home at last. 

You shall receive His welcome 

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" Only a beam of sunshine " — 

But oh, it was warm and bright ; 
The heart of a weary traveller 

Was cheered by its welcome sight. 
" Only a beam of sunshine " 

That fell from the arch above : 
And tenderly, softly whispered 

A message of peace and love. 

Only a word for Jesus — 
Only a whispered prayer — 

Over some grief-worn spirit 
May rest like a sunbeam fair 1 

" Only a beam of sunshine " 
That into a dwelling crept ; 

Where, over a fading rosebud, 

A mother her vigil kept. 
" Only a beam of sunshine " [tears, 

That smiled through her falling 
And showed her the bow of promise, 

Forgotten perhaps for years. 

Only a word for Jesus, 

Oh, speak it in His dear name ; 
To perishing souls around you 

The message of love proclaim. 
Go, like the faithful sunbeam, 

Your mission of joy fulfil ; 
Remember the Saviour's promise — 

That He will be with you still. 

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On the mountain's top appearing, 
Lo ! the sacred herald stands, 

Welcome news to Zion bearing — 
Zion, long in hostile lands : 

Mourning captive, 
God Himself will loose thy bands. 

2 Has thy night been long and mourn- 

ful ? [proved ? 

Have thy friends unfaithful 
Have thy foes been proud and scorn- 
By thy sighs and tears unmoved ? 

Cease thy mourning, 
Zion still is well beloved. 

3 God, thy God, will now restore thee ; 

He Himself appears thy Friend : 
All thy foes shall flee before thee, 
Here their boasts and triumphs 
Great deliverance [end ; 

Zion's King shall surely send. 

4 Enemies no more shall trouble, 

AH thy wrongs shall be redressed ; 
For thy shame thou shalt have 
In thy Maker's favour blessed : 

All thy conflicts 
End in everlasting rest. 

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There is never a day so dreary, 

But God can make it bright ; 
And unto the soul that trusts Him, 

He giveth songs in the night. 
There is never a path so hidden, 

But God will lead the way, 
If we seek for the Spirit's guidance, 

And patiently wait and pray ; 
If we seek for the Spirit's guidance, 

And patiently wait and pray. 





There is never a cross so heavy, 

But the nail-scarred hands are there, 
Outstretched in tender compassion, 

The burden to help us bear. 
There is never a heart so broken, 

But the loving Lord can heal ; 
For the heart that was pierced on 

Does still for His loved ones feel. 
There is never a life so darkened, 

So hopeless and unblest, [God, 
But may be filled with the light of 

And enter His promised rest. 
There is never a sin or sorrow, 

There is never a care or loss, 
But that we may bring to Jesus, 

And leave at the foot of the cross. 

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When our heads are bowed with woe, 
When our bitter tears o'erflow, 
When we mourn the lost, the dear — 

Jesus, Son of David, hear ! 
Thou our feeble flesh hast worn, 
Thou our mortal griefs hast borne ; 
Thou hast shed the human tear : 

Jesus, Son of David, hear ! 
When the heart is sad within, 
With the thought of all its sin ; 
When the spirit shrinks with fear ; 

Jesus, Son of David, hear ! 
Thou the shame, the grief, hast 

known ; 
Though the sins were not Thine own, 
Thou hast deigned their load to bear : 

Jesus, Son of David, hear ! 
When our eyes grow dim in death, 
When we heave the parting breath, 
When our solemn doom is near — 

Jesus, Son of David, hear ! 
Thou hast bowed the dying head; 
Thou the blood of life hast shed ; 
Thou hast filled a mortal bier : 

Jesus, Son of David, hear ! 

/ «j> / (ebs) 


Quiet, Lord, my froward heart ; 
Make me teachable and mild, 
Upright, simple, free from art ; 
Make me as a little child — 
From distrust and envy free, 
Pleased with all that pleases Thee. 
What Thou shalt to-day provide, 
Let me as a child receive ; 
What to-morrow may betide, 
Calmly to Thy wisdom leave : 

Tis enough that Thou wilt care — 
Why should I the burden bear ? 

As a little child relies 

On a care beyond his own, 

Knows he's neither strong nor wise, 

Fears to stir a step alone — 

Let me thus with Thee abide, 

As my Father, Guard, and Guide ! 



Come un^o Me, ye weary, 
Sorrowing ones oppressed ; 

I am your tender Shepherd, 
Waiting to give you rest. 

Come, come, come unto Me, 
Weary and sore distressed j 

Come, come, come unto Me, 
Come unto Me and rest. 

Come unto Me, ye weary : 
List to the voice so dear, 

Sweeter than angel music 
Falling upon the ear. 

Come unto Me, ye weary : 

List to that voice again, 
Over the barren mountain, 

Over the lonely plain. 
Come unto Me, ye weary : 

Why will ye longer roam ? 
Come to the arms of mercy, 

Come to a Father's home. 



Thou art my great " Physician," 

My Saviour and my All ; 
I look to Thee for blessing, 

And on Thy mercy call. 
With tenderest care Thou watchest 

Beside the couch of pain, 
And givest health and healing, 

When human help is vain. 
When in the midnight watches, 

With anxious care oppressed, 
I often hear Thee whisper, 

" Come unto Me and rest." 
Thou carest for the weary, 

Dost mark the sparrow's fall : 
Then surely I can trust Thee, 

Thou art my " All in All." 

Thou art my " Tower of Refuge," 

My " Strength " upon the way ; 
My ** Hope " of endless glory, 

When ends life's fleeting day ! 
Thou art the only " Healer " 

For body, mind, and soul, 
And when all others fail me, 

Thy touch can make me whole. 

Comfort in Sorrow 

4 Thou art my " Resurrection " 

To life that never dies, 
Where Thou art now preparing 

A mansion in the skies : 
Then hasten Thine appearing, 

To take Thy people home, 
Where sickness, pain, and sorrow, 

Shall never, never come. 

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Not now, but in the coming years — 
It may be in the better land — 

We'll read the meaning of our tears, 
And there, some time, we'll under- 

Then trust in God through all thy days ; 

Fear not ! for He doth hold thy hand ; . . 
Though dark thy way, still sing and praise ; 

Some time, some time we'll understand. 

2 We'll catch the broken threads again, 

And finish what we here began ; 
Heaven will the mysteries explain, 
And then, ah then, we'll under- 

3 We'll know why clouds instead of sun 

Were over many a cherished plan ; 
Why song has ceased when scarce 
begun; [stand. 

Tis there,- some time, we'll under- 

4 Why, what we long for most of all, 

Eludes so oft our eager hand ; 
Why hopes are crushed, and castles 
fall, [stand. 

Up there, some time, we'll under- 

5 God knows the way, He holds the key, 

He guides us with unerring hand ; 
Some time with tearless eyes we'll 
see ; [stand. 

Yes, there, up there, we'll under- 



Precious words like music stealing 
O'er the troubled heart opprest ; 
To the weary, fainting spirit. 
Breathing comfort, hope, and rest. 
Thou . . wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose 

mind . . is stayed on Thee, . . . 
Because . . he trusteth in Thee . . because . . 
he trusteth in Thee. . . . 

2 Precious words that cheer us onward, 

When the day is dark and drear ; 
Lighting up the path before us, 
While their loving tones we hear. 

3 Precious words of holy promise, 

From the home of angels bright ; 
By the Spirit softly whispered 
In the silent hours of night. 

4 Precious words that lift us upward, 
All our earthly cares above ; 
To the Fount of life eternal, 
And the source of endless love. 



I see God's sun behind earth's clouds, 

Heaven's blue, beyond earth's grey ; 
The gleaming of the jasper walls 

Across earth's dusty way ; [mists, 
God's light above the darkening 

God's calm amidst the strife ; 
Bright currents of God's sweetest 

In darkest seas of life. [peace 

2 I see my Father's smile of love 

Light up earth's dreariest frowns ; 
Fair stars for heaven-diadems 

Shine round earth's thorniest 
crowns ; 
Betwixt my heart and aught of harm 

That sin or sorrow brings, 
I see the Everlasting Arms — 

The shadow of His wings. 

3 I see the glory from the cross, 

Like morning's crimson ray, 
Touch from afar earth's night of sin, 

And brightening into day : 
I see, like sunshine everywhere, 

God's goodness, mercy, grace ; 
And for the rest, I trust His love 

Until I see His face. 

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God holds the key of all unknown, 

And I am glad ; 
If other hands should hold the key, 
Or if He trusted it to me, 

I might be sad. 

2 What if to-morrow's cares were here 

Without its rest ! 
I'd rather He unlocked the day ; 
And, as the hours swing open, say, 

" My will is best." 

3 The very dimness of my sight 

Makes me secure ; 
For, groping in my misty way, 
I feel His hand ; I hear Him say, 

" My help is sure." 

4 I cannot read His future plans ; 

But this I know : 
I have the smiling of His face, 
And all the refuge of His grace, 

While here below. 

5 Enough ! this covers all my wants, 

And so I rest ! 


For what I cannot, He can see, 
And in His care I saved shall be, 
For ever blest. 

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Mourner, wheresoe'er thou art, 
At the cross there's room ! 

Tell the burden of thy heart ; 
At the cross there's room ! 

Tell it in thy Saviour's ear, 

Cast away thine every fear, 

Only speak, and He will hear ; 
At the cross there's room ! 

2 Haste thee, wanderer, tarry not, 

At the cross there's room ! 
Seek that consecrated spot ; 

At the cross there's room ! 
Heavy-laden, sore oppressed, 
Love can soothe thy troubled breast ; 
In the Saviour find thy rest ; 

At the cross there's room ! 

3 Thoughtless sinner, come to-day ; 

At the cross there's room ! 
Hark ! the Bride and Spirit say, 

At the cross there's room ! 
Now a living fountain see, 
Opened there for you and me, 
Rich and poor, for bond and free ; 

At the cross there's room ! 

4 Blessed thought ! for every one 

At the cross there's room ! 
Love's atoning work is done ; 

At the cross there's room ! 
Streams of boundless mercy flow, 
Free to all who thither go ; 
Oh, that all the world might know 

At the cross there's room ! 

When upon life's billows you are 
tempest tossed, [all is lost, 

When you are discouraged, thinking 

Count your many blessings, name 
them one by one, 

And it will surprise you what the 
Lord hath done. 

Count . . your blessings, name them one . by . 

one ; [done ! 

Count . . your blessings, see what God . hath . 
Count . . your blessings, name them one by 

one j [done. 

And it will surprise you what the Lord hath 

2 Are you ever burdened with a load 

of care ? [called to bear ? 

Does the cross seem heavy you are 

Count your many blessings, every 

doubt will fly, [days go by. 

And you will keep singing as the 

3 When you look at others with their 

lands and gold, 
Think that Christ has promised you 

His wealth untold ; 
Count your many blessings; wealth 

can never buy [home on high. 
Your reward in heaven, nor your 

4 So, amid the conflict, whether great 

or small, [over all ; 

Do not be disheartened, God is 
Count your many blessings, angels 

will attend, [journey's end. 

Help and comfort give you to your 




Only a little while 

Of walking with weary feet, 
Patiently over the thorny way 

That leads to the golden street. 

2 Suffer if 'tis God's will, 

And work for Him while we may ; 
From Calvary's cross to Zion's crown 
Is only a little way. 

3 Only a little while ! 

For toiling a few short days, 
And then comes the rest, the quiet 
Eternity's endless praise, [rest, 



The cross that He gave may be heavy, 
But it ne'er outweighs His grace : 

The storm that I feared may surround 
But it ne'er excludes His face, [me, 

The cross is not greater than His grace, 
The storm cannot hide His blessed face 

I am satisfied to know 

That with Jesus here below, 

I can conquer every foe. 

2 The thorns in my path are not sharper 

Than composed His crown for me : 
The cup that I drink not more bitter 
Than He drank in Gethsemane. 

3 The light of His love shineth brighter, 

As it falls on paths of woe : 
The toil of my work groweth lighter, 
As I stoop to raise the low. 

4 His will I have joy in fulfilling, 

As I'm walking in His sight : 
My all to the blood I am bringing, 
It alone can keep me right. 


Service and Reward 


Christians, wake, no longer sleep : 
Shall we rest while others weep ? 
Shall we sit with folded hands 
When the Lord Himself commands ? 

Service and Reward 

Go and work ! . . . this hour begin ; . . 
Go and seek . . . the lost to win ; • . . 
From the dark . . . abodes of sin, . . , 
To the feast, oh, bring them in ! . . . 

2 Do we love the Saviour's Dame ? 
Can our faith His promise claim ? 
Have we pledged to Him our all ? 
Shall we not obey His call ? 

3 Do we trust Him as we ought ? 
Do we live as He has taught ? 
Are we His, and His alone ? 

Let our faith by works be shown. 

4 There's a cross that we must bear 
If the crown we hope to wear : 
Onward, then, with vigour new : 
Time is short, the days are few. 

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Oh, where are the reapers that garner 
in [fields of sin ? 

The sheaves of the good from the 

With sickles of truth must the work 
be done, [vest home." 

And no one may rest till the " har- 

Where are the reapers ? Oh, who will come 
And share in the glory of the " harvest home " ? 
Oh, who will help us to gamer in 
The sheaves of good from the fields of sin ? 

2 Go out in the byways and search 

them all : [weeds are tall : 

The wheat may be there, though the 
Then search in the highway, and pass 

none by, [high. 

But gather from all for the home on 

3 The fields are all ripening, and far 

and wide [tide : 

The world now is waiting the harvest- 
But reapers are few, and the work is 

great, [harvest wait. 

And much will be lost should the 

4 So come with your sickles, ye sons of 

And gather together the golden grain : 
Toil on till the Lord of the harvest 

come, [home." 

Then share in the joy of the " harvest 


Arise and away, ye reapers ; 

The fields of the golden corn 
Are ripe and fully ready for you ; 

Go forth in the early morn. 

Press on, press on, to gather the sheaves, 

The work is for you alone j 
Then haste away, no time for delay ; 

Go, gather the harvest home. 


2 The gleaners are there before you, 

The garners are open wide ; 
No time to lose, so hasten away, 
All day in the field abide. 

3 Toil on till the day is over, 

Too soon will the darkness come ; 
The sun is sinking now in the west ; 
Then gather the harvest home. 

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To the work ! to the work ! We are 

servants of God, [has trod ; 

Let us follow the path that our Master 

With the balm of His counsel our 

strength to renew, 
Let us do with our might what our 
hands find to do. 
Toiling on ! . . . Toiling on ! * . . 
Toiling on ! . . . Toiling on ! . . . 
Let us hope, . . Let us watch, . . 
And labour till the Master comes. 

2 To the work ! to the work ! Let the 

hungry be fed, [be led ; 

To the fountain of Life let the weary 
In the cross and its banner our glory 

shall be, [vation is free. 1 * 

While we herald the tidings, " Sal- 

3 To the work ! to the work ! There is 

labour for all, [error shall fall : 
For the kingdom of darkness and 
And the name of Jehovah exalted 

shall be [tion is free** 

In the loud swelling chorus, " Salva- 

4 To the work ! to the work ! in the 

strength of the Lord, 
And a robe and a crown shall our 

labour reward ; [dwelling shall be, 
When the home of the faithful our 
And we shout with the ransomed, 

" Salvation is free ." 



Hark! 'tis the shepherd's voice I hear, 
Out in the desert dark and drear, 
Calling the sheep who've gone astray, 
Far from the shepherd's fold away. 

Bring them in, bring them in ! 
Bring them in from the fields of sin j 

Bring them in, bring them in I 
Bring the wandering ones to Jesus. 

2 Who'll go and help this Shepherd 

kind, [find ? 

Help Him the wandering ones to 
Who'll bring the lost ones to the fold, 
Where they'll be sheltered from the 


3 Out in the desert hear their cry, 
Out on the mountain wild and high, 


Hark ! 'tis the Master speaks to thee : 
" Go, find My sheep where'er they be." 

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Ho, reapers in the whitened harvest ! 

Oft feeble, faint, and few ; 
Come, wait upon the blessed Master, 

Our strength He will renew. 

For " they that wait upon the Lord . . . shall 
renew their strength : . . they shall mount up 
with wings, . . . they shall mount up with 
wings as eagles : they shall run . . . and not be 
wea - - ry ; they shall walk and not faint ; . . . 
i hey shall run . . . and not be wea - - ry ; they 
shall walk and not faint ; . . . they shall run and 
not be weary ; shall walk and not faint." 

2 Too oft aweary and discouraged, 

We pour a sad complaint ; 
Believing in a living Saviour, 
Why should we ever faint ? 

3 Rejoice ! for He is with us alway, 

Lo, even to the end ! [ward — 

Look up ! take courage and go for- 
All needed grace He'll send ! 

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In the harvest field there is work to 

do, [few ; 

For the grain is ripe, and the reapers 

And the Master's voice bids the 

workers true 

Heed the call that He gives to-day. 

Labour on ! . . . labour on 1 . . . 
Keep the bright reward in view ; 
For the Master has said, He will strength re- 
Labour on till the close of day ! [new : 

2 Crowd the garner well with its sheaves 

all bright, [be light ; 

Let the song be glad, and the heart 
Fill the precious hours, ere the shades 

of night 
Take the place of the golden day. 

3 In the gleaner's path may be rich 

reward, [labour hard ; 

Though the time seems long, and the 
For the Master's joy, with His chosen 

shared, [day. 

Drives the gloom from the darkest 

4 Lo ! the Harvest Home in the realms 

above [and strove, 

Shall be gained by each who has toiled 

When the Master's voice, in its tones 

Calls away to eternal day. [of love, 

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Have ye heard the song from the 
golden land ? 
Have ye heard the glad new song? 

Let us bind our sheaves with a willing 
For the time will not be long, [hand, 

The Lord of the harvest will soon appear, 
His smile, His voice we shall see and hear! 
The Lord of the harvest will soon appear, 
And gather the reapers home ! 

2 They are looking down from the 

golden land, 
Our beloved are looking down; 
They have done their work, they have 

borne their cross, 
And received their promised crown. 

3 Oh, the song rolls on from the golden 

And our hearts are strong to-day. 
For it nerves our souls with its music 

As we toil in the noontide ray. 

4 Oh, the song rolls on from the golden 

From its vales of joy and flowers ; 
And we feel and know by a living faith 
That its tones will soon be ours. 

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Behold, the Master now is calling 
For reapers brave and true ; 

The golden harvest fields are waiting, 
But labourers are few. 

Go forth, with patience, love, and kindness ; 

And, in the Master's name, 
The blessed news of free salvation 

To all the world proclaim ! 

2 Go forth, and rescue those that perish, 

Where sin and darkness reign; 
Go, lend a helping hand to save them, 
And break the tempter's chain. 

3 Go, bid the poor with joy and glad- 

The feast of love to share ; [ness 
And He, the Bread of Life Eternal, 
Will make them welcome there. 

4 Go forth, the summer days are wan- 

Their light will soon be o'er ; [ing, 
The solemn hour is quickly coming, 
When we can work no more. 

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Sowing in the morning, sowing seeds 

of kindness, [dewy eves : 

Sowing in the noontide and the 

Waiting for the harvest, and the time 

of reaping, [in the sheaves ! 

We shall come rejoicing, bringing 

Bringing in the sheaves ! bringing in the 

sheaves ! [sheaves ! 

We shall come rejoicing, bringing in the 

2 Sowing in the sunshine, sowing in the 
shadows, [chilling breeze 

Fearing neither clouds nor winter's 

Service and Reward 

By and by the harvest, and the 

labour ended, [in the sheaves ! 

We shall come rejoicing, bringing 

3 Go then ever, weeping, sowing for the 

Master, [spirit often grieves : 

Though the loss sustained our 

When our weeping's over, He will bid 

us welcome, [in the sheaves ! 

We shall come rejoicing, bringing 

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Leave not for to-morrow the work 
of to-day, [away ; 

For time, like an arrow, is speeding 

The harvest is ready, look out on the 
plain ; [grain. 

Go, thrust in the sickle and gather the 

Go, gath - - er the golden grain ; 
Go, gath - - er the golden grain ; 
The harvest is ready, lock out en the plain ; 
Go, gather the golden grain. 

2 Leave not for to-morrow the work of 

to-day, [should we stay ? 

The moments are precious, then why 
The Master is calling again and again ; 
Go, thrust in the sickle and gather the 


3 Leave not for to-morrow the work of 

to-day, [delay ; 

The summer is waning, no longer 
The sheaves for the reaping wave 

bright o'er the plain ; [grain. 

Go, thrust in the sickle and gather the 

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Sow in the morn thy seed, 
At eve hold not thine hand ; 
To doubt and fear give thou no heed, 
Broadcast it o'er the land. 

Thou know'st not which may 
The late or early sown : [thrive, 
Grace keeps the chosen germ alive, 
When and wherever strown. 

And duly shall appear 
In verdure, beauty, strength, 
The tender blade, the stalk, the ear, 
And the full corn at length. 

Thou canst not toil in vain ; 
Cold, heat, and moist, and dry, 
Shall foster and mature the grain 
For garners in the sky. 

Hence, when the glorious end, 
The day of God, is come, 
The angel-reapers shall descend, 
And heaven cry, Harvest-home ! 

Is thy cruse of comfort failing ? 

Rise and share it with a friend ! 
And through all the years of famine 

It shall serve thee to the end. 
Love divine will fill thy storehouse, 

Or thy handful still renew ; 
Scanty fare for one will often 

Make a royal feast for two. 

2 For the heart grows rich in giving : 

All its wealth is living grain ; 
Seeds — which mildew in the garner— 

Scattered, fill with gold the plain. 
Is thy burden hard and heavy ? 

Do thy steps drag wearily ? 
Help to lift thy brother's burden — 

God will bear both it and thee. 

3 Lost and weary on the mountains, 

Wouldst thou sleep amidst the 
Chafe that frozen form beside thee, 

And together both shall glow. 
Art thou wounded in life's battle ? 

Many stricken round thee moan; 
Give to them thy precious ointment, 

And that balm shall heal thine own. 

4 Is thy heart a well left empty? 

None but God its void can fill ; 
Nothing but a ceaseless fountain 

Can its ceaseless longings still. 
Is thy heart a living power ? [low ; 

Self-entwined, its strength sinks 
It can only live by loving, 

And by serving love will grow. 





Ho ! reapers of life's harvest, 

Why stand with rusted blade, 
Until the night draws round you, 

And day begins to fade ? 
Why stand ye idle, waiting 

For reapers more to come ? 
The golden morn is passing, 

Why sit ye idle, dumb ? 

2 Thrust in your sharpened sickle, 

And gather in the grain, 
The night is fast approaching, 

And soon will come again. 
The Master calls for reapers, 

And shall He call in vain ? 
Shall sheaves lie there ungathered, 

And waste upon the plain ? 

3 Come down from hill and mountain, 

In morning's ruddy glow, 
Nor wait until the dial 
Points to the noon below ; 


And come with the strong sinew, 

Nor fainl in heat or cold ; 
And pause not till the evening 

Draws round its wealth of gold. 
4 Mount up the heights of Wisdom, 

And crush each error low ; 
Keep back no words of knowledge 

That human hearts should know. 
Be faithful to thy mission. 

In service of thy Lord ; 
And then a golden chaplet 

Shall be thy just reward. 



Jesus calls us o'er the tumult 
Of our life's wild, restless sea ; 

Day by day His sweet voice soundeth, 
Saying, " Christian, follow Me ! " 

2 Jesus calls us from the worship 

Of the vain world's golden store ; 
From each idol that would keep us, 
Saying, " Christian, love Me more!" 

3 In our joys and in our sorrows, 

Days of toil and hours of ease, 
Still He calls, in cares and pleasures, 
*' Christian, love Me more than 
these ! " 

4 Josus calls us ! by Thy mercies, 

Saviour, may we hear Thy call; 
Give our hearts to Thy obedience, 
Serve and love Thee best of all ! 



Lirr up your eyes to the fields that 

ure whitening ; [and Lord : 

Hark ! 'tis the voice of the Master 

See ! on each side there is work for 

the reaper, [reward. 

Sheaves that are golden shall be the 

Are you a reaper ? Arc you a reaper ? 

Oath ering fruit . . . unto life evermore ? 

Lift up your eyes, for the harvest is ready ; 

Hasten, oh hasten to gather your store I 

2 Look on the fields how the harvest is 

Waiting for reapers to garner it in ! 
He that is faithful receiveth his wages ; 
Joy everlasting the reaper shall win. 

3 Souls that are ready to enter the 

kingdom, [day : 

Wait for the glad invitation to- 

" Go ye and tell," is the word of the 

Master — [obey ! 

Servant of Jesus, oh hear, and 

4 %eap for His glory in fields that are 

nearest, [white ; 

Look all abroad, for the harvest is 

O'er the wide earth are the sheaves 

to be garnered — [night ! 

Hasten, O reaper, fast cometh the 




Are you sitting idle ? Still there's 
work to do ; [place for you : 

In the Master's vineyard there's a 

Be a faithful servant, ever ready 
stand ; [helping hand ! 

Where the Master calls you — lend a 

l*end a hand, lend a hand, lend a helping 

hand ; 
Weary ones are falling, lend a helping hand ! 
Lend a hand, lend a hand, lend a helping 

hand ! 
Jesus still is calling, lend a helping hand I 

2 Is your voice now silent ? There are 

songs to sing ; [praises ring ! 

Come and swell the chorus, make His 
Till the strains are wafted over sea 

and land, [ing hand ! 

Reaching up to heaven — lend a help- 

3 Do your prayers no longer reach the 

throne of grace, [steps retrace ? 
Asking that some wanderer might his 
Earnest prayer may keep him — from 

the sinking sand, [helping hand 
Yours to-day may save him — lend a 



Let us with a gladsome mind 
Praise the Lord, for He is kind ; 
For His mercies shall endure, 
Ever faithful, ever sure. 

2 He, with all commanding might, 
Filled the new-made world with light : 
For His mercies shall endure, 

Ever faithful, ever sure. 

3 All things living He doth feed, 
His full hand supplies their need : 
For His mercies shall endure, 
Ever faithful, ever sure. 

4 He His chosen race did bless 
In the wasteful wilderness : 
For His mercies shall endure, 
Ever faithful, ever sure. 

5 He hath with a piteous eye 
Looked upon our misery : 
For His mercies shall endure, 
Ever faithful, ever sure. 

6 Let us, then, with gladsome mind, 
Praise the Lord, for He is kind ; 
For His mercies shall endure, 
Ever faithful, ever sure. 

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In the early morning, verdant fields 

adorning, [the dewy leaves ; 

While the golden sunlight wakes 

Haste we now with gladness, banish 

care and sadness, [the sheaves ! 

Go and help the reapers gather in 

Gather in the sheaves ! Gather in the sheaves ! 
While the voice of nature sweetest music 

breathes : 
Hear the Master calling, hear the echoes falling, 
Go and help the reapers gather in the sheaves 1 

2 When the days are brightest, when 
our hearts are lightest ; 
When the lovely summer fairest 
beauty weaves ; 
In the noontide beaming, in the twi- 
light gleaming, [the sheaves ! 
Go and help the reapers gather in 

? Should our way be dreary, let us 

never weary ; [joy receives ; 

Earnest, faithful labour greatest 

Though we toil in sorrow, soon will 

dawn the morrow, 

When we'll cross the river, bearing 

home the sheaves. 



"Arise and shine! thy light is come! " 
The Lord hath made thee free ! 

The chains of darkness bind no more ; 
Go forth in liberty ! 

" Arise and shine ! thy light is come I " 

Arise, arise and shine 1 
With love's bright adorning shine forth as 

Arise, arise and shine 1 [the morning — 

" Arise and shine ! thy light is come! " 

Let sin and sorrow hide ; 
Go forth and show to all the world 

That Light and Life abide ! 
" Arise and shine ! thy light is come! " 

Thy God thy glory is ; 
Show forth the wonders of His love, 

And let all praise be His. 
" Arise and shine ! thy light is come! " 

And night shall be no more ! 
Shine till the glory of the Lord 

Is known from shore to shore. 





Oh, scatter seeds of loving deeds 
Along the fertile field ; [sow, 

For grain will grow from what you 
And fruitful harvest yield. 

Then day by day, . . . along your way, . . . 

The seeds of pro mise cast, . . . 

That ripened grain, . . . from hill and plain, . . . 

Be gathered home ... at last. . . . 

2 Though sown in tears through weary 

The seed will surely live ; [years, 
Though great the cost, it is not lost, 
For God will fruitage give. 

3 The harvest-home of God will come ; 

And after toil and care, 
With joy untold your sheaves of gold 
Will all be garnered there. 

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Sowing to the Spirit, sowing day by 
day, [the way ; 

Dropping seeds of kindness all along 

Sowing to the Spirit, trusting in the 
Lord, [reward. 

Sweet will be our labour, blessed our 

Sow - - - ing, till in beau ty fades . . the 

setting sun ; . . . 
Weary not, nor falter, till the work i* data*. 

2 Sowing to the Spirit, praying as we 

go, [blade will grow ; 

From the seed we scatter soon the 
Sowing and believing, God will send 

the rain, [grain. 

We shall see before us fields of golden 

3 Sowing to the Spirit, though our 

faith be small, [tears may fall ; 
Sowing in our weakness, though the 
Sowing late and early, till our work 

is o'er, [evermore. 

Then will come the reaping, joy for 




Bear the cup of loving service, 

Sons and daughters of the King ; 
Water from the living fountain 

To the faint and thirsty bring ; 
Tendered in His loving spirit, 

Blessed will the mission be ; 
E'en the smallest cup that's offered, 

Christ, our gracious Lord, will see. 

2 Bear the cup of loving service 

To the weary and the sad ; 
For the draught held out to others 

Makes the giver more than glad : 
So 'twill yield a double blessing, 

Waking sweetest chords of praise, 
While we strive to follow Jesus 

In His pleasant, peaceful ways. 

3 Bear the cup of loving service, 

Listening for the Master's voice ; 
Ready always for His errands, 

In the blessed work rejoice. 
Yes, we know, for He hath told us — 

And His word is still the same — 
He will bless the cup of water 

Humbly offered in His name. 





" Cast thy bread upon the waters," 

Ye who have but scant supply ; 
Angel eyes will watch above it, 

You shall find it by-and-by. 
He who in His righteous balance 

Doth each human action weigh, 
Will your sacrifice remember, 

Will your loving deeds repay. 

2 ** Cast thy bread upon the waters," 

Sad and weary, worn with care ; 
Often sitting in the shadow — 

Have you not a crumb to spare ? 
Can you not to those around you 

Sing some little song of hope, 
As you look with longing vision 

Through faith's mighty telescope ? 

3 " Cast thy bread upon the waters," 

You who have abundant store ; 
It may float on many a billow, 

It may strand on many a shore. 
You may think it lost for ever ; 

But, as sure as God is true, 
In this life, or in the other, 

It will yet return to you. 



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Throw out the Life-Line across the 
dark wave, [should save ; 

There is a brother whom someone 

Somebody's brother ! oh, who then 
will dare [to share ? 

To throw out the Life-Line, his peril 

Throw out the Life- Line ! 

Throw out the Life-Line ! 
Someone is drifting away ! 

Throw out the Life-Line i 

Throw out the Life-Line ! 
Someone is sinking to-day. 

2 Throw out the Life-Line with hand 

quick and strong : [long ? 

Why do you tarry, my brother, so 
See — he is sinking; oh, hasten to- 
day — [then, away ! 
And out with the Life-Boat ! away 

3 Throw out the Life-Line to danger- 

fraught men, [never been : 

Sinking in anguish where you've 
Winds of temptation and billows of 

woe [dark waters flow. 

Will soon hurl them out where the 

4 Soon will the season of rescue be o'er, 
Soon will they drift to eternity's 

shore, [for delay, 

Haste then, my brother ! no time 
But throw out the Life-Line, and 

save them to-day. 

Oh, the precious love of Jesus, 

How it cheers us on our way ! 
Lightening every heavy burden, 

Brightening every weary day ! 
How it sweetens every sorrow, 

Driving all our fears away ! 
How it shines out in the darkness, 

Making sunshine all the way ! 

2 Yes, the precious love of Jesus 

Gives us smiles in place of tears ! 
Gives us courage in our troubles, 

Helps us conquer all our fears ! 
It will make our life worth living, 

It will help us when we die, 
Bear us safely o'er the river, 

To our home beyond the sky. 

3 I must have the love of Jesus 

If I do His service here ; 
I must feel His arm beneath me, 

I must know His presence near : 
Then He'll bless me in my labour, 

Then He'll lead me in the right, 
Help me win lost souls for heaven 

Out of darkness into light. 

4 Oh, I have the love of Jesus ! 

Praise His name, I know Him well ! 
And I love to sing His praises — 

Yes, I joy His love to tell ! 
Come and join me in His praises, 

Come and know His love to you, 
Come and help me in the singing 

Of the song that's ever new ! 



One little hour for watching with the 

Master, [in white ; 

Eternal years to walk with Him 

One little hour to bravely meet 

disaster, [light. 

Eternal years to reign with Him in 

Then, souls, be brave, and watch until the 
morrow ! 

Awake ! arise ! your lamps of purpose trim ; 
Your Saviour speaks across the night of sorrow ; 

Can ye not watch one little hour with Him ? 

2 One little hour to suffer scorn and 

losses, [frowns ; 

Eternal years beyond earth's cruel 

One little hour to carry heavy crosses, 

Eternal years to wear unfading 


3 One little hour for weary toils and 

trials, [rest ; 

Eternal years for calm and peaceful 

Service and Reward 

One little hour for patient self-denials, 
Eternal years of life where life is 

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Oh, list to the voice of the prophet 

of old, 

Proclaiming in language divine, 

The wonderful, wonderful message of 

truth — [shine ! " 

That " they that be wise shall 

They shall shine as bright as the stars 
In the firmament jewelled with light ; 

And they that turn many to righteousness 
As the stars for ever bright. 

2 Though rugged the path where our 

duty may lead, 
Oh, why should we ever repine ? 
When faithful and true is the promise 

to all— [shine ! " 

That " they that be wise shall 

3 The grandeur of wealth, and the 

temples of fame, [combine. 

Where beauty and splendour 

Will perish forgotten, and crumble 

to dust; [shine ! " 

But " they that be wise shall 

4 Then let us go forth to the work yet 

to do, 
With zeal that shall never decline ; 
Be strong in the Lord, and the 

promise believe — [shine ! " 

That M they that be wise shall 




Where is my wandering boy to- 
night — 

The boy of my tenderest care, 
The boy that was once my joy and light, 

The child of my love and prayer ? 

Oh, where is my boy to-night ? 
Oh, where is my boy to-night ? 
My heart o'erflow3, for I love him he knows ! 
Oh, where is my boy to-night ? 

2 Once he was pure as morning dew, 

As he knelt at his mother's knee; 
No face was so bright, no heart more 
And none was so sweet as he, [true, 

3 Oh, could I see you now, my boy, 

As fair as in olden time, [a joy, 
When prattle and smile made home 
And life was a merry chime ! 

4 Go for my wandering boy to-night; 

Go, search for him where you will ; 
But bring him to me with all his 
And tell him I love him still ! 

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Go bury thy sorrow, the world hath 
its share, [care ; 

Go, bury it deeply, go, hide it with 

Go think of it calmly, when curtained 
by night ; [right, 

Go tell it to Jesus, and all will be 

2 Go tell it to Jesus, He knoweth thy 

grief; [relief; 

Go tell it to Jesus, He'll send thee 
Go gather the sunshine He sheds on 

the way ; [weary one, pray. 

He'll lighten thy burden — go, 

3 Hearts growing a-weary with heavier 

woe [comfort them, go ! 

Now droop 'mid the darkness — go, 
Go bury thy sorrow, let others be 

blest; [the rest. 

Go give them the sunshine, tell Jesus 




Work, for the night is coming, 

Work through the morning hours ; 
Work while the dew is sparkling, 

Work 'mid springing flowers ; 
Work when the day grows brighter, 

Work in the glowing sun ; 
Work, for the night is coming, 

When man's work is done. 

2 Work, for the night is coming, 

Work through the sunny noon ; 
Fill brightest hours with labour, 

Rest comes sure and soon. 
Give very flying minute 

Something to keep in store ; 
Work, for the night is coming, 

When man works no more. 

3 Work, for the night is coming, 

Under the sunset skies ; 
While their bright tints are glowing, 

Work, for daylight flies. 
Work till the last beam fadeth, 

Fadeth to shine no more ; 
Work while the night is darkening, 

When man's work is o'er. 


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Gather them in ! for there yet is 
room [spread ; 

At the feast that the King has 
Oh, gather them in ! — let His house 
be filled, 
And the hungry and poor be fed. 
Out in the highway, out in the byway, 

Out in the dark paths of sin, 
Go forth, go forth, with a loving heart, 
And gather the wanderers in 1 


Gather them in ! for there yet is 

room ; [with pain, 

But our hearts — how they throb 

To think of the many who slight the 


That may never be heard again ! 

Gather them in ! for there yet is room ; 

'Tis a message from God above ; 
Oh, gather them into the fold of 
grace, [love ! 

And the arms of the Saviour's 

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Would we be joyful in the Lord ? 

Then count the riches o'er 
Revealed to faith within His Word, 

And note the boundless store. 

There is par don, peace, and power, . . , 

And purity, . . . and Paradise ; . . . 

With all of these ... in Christ for me, . . 
Let joyful songs of praise to Kim arise I 

2 For every sin, by grace divine, 

A pardon free bestowed ; 
And with the pardon peace is mine, 
The peace in Jesus' blood. 

3 Of grace to break the power of sin, 

He gives a full supply ; 
The Holy Ghost the heart within 
From sin doth purify. 

4 The power to win a soul to God 

The Spirit too imparts ; 
And He, the gift of Christ our Lord, 
Dwells now in all our hearts. 

5 These blessings we by faith receive, 

By simple childlike trust ; 
In Christy 'tis God's delight to give : 
He promised, and He must. 



Here below, on life's rough billows, 
'Neath our Saviour's smile, 

Let us fight as Christian soldiers — 
'Tis but for awhile. 

Life's billows cannot harm us. 

If our hopes be stayed 
On the blessed loving Saviour, 

Who our ransom paid 1 

Soon our fighting shall be ended, 

Soon shall warfare cease ; 
Then, in the celestial city, 

We shall reign in peace. 

Sweet the Name on which forgiven 

Sinners love to dwell ! 
Go ye to the poor and wretched, 

And the good news tell. 

4 Many, on their bed of anguish, 

On this world depend : 
Go and point them to the Saviour — 
He's the sinner's Friend I 

5 Oh, if every guilty sinner 

Did the Saviour know, 
Then we might exclaim with ghdness, 
" Heaven's begun below ! 

6 Let us, while on life's rough billows, 

Trust in Him alone; 
Then we shall with joy behold Him 
On His glorious throne. 

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Who will man the life-boat ? who the 
storm will brave ? [the wave ; 

Many souls are drifting helpless on 

See their hands uplifted, hear their 
bitter cry : [we die ! " 

" Save us ere we perish, save us ere 

Who will man the life-boat ? who will launch 

away ? 
Who will help to rescue dying souls to-day ? 
Who will man the life-boat ? who will breast 

> the wave ? 
All its dangers braving, precious souls to save ? 

See ! amid the breakers yonder vessel 

tossed ! [is lost ! 

Onward to the rescue : haste, or all 
Waves that dash around us cannot 

overwhelm, [the helm. 

While our faithful Pilot standeth at 
Darker yet, and darker grows the 

fearful night : [signal light ! 

Sound the trump of mercy, flash the 
Bear the joyful message o'er the 

raging wave, [lost to save ! 

Christ, the heavenly Pilot, comes the 



The walls of Jericho were strong ; 

But stronger was the mighty Lord : 
And He — the Captain of God's host — 

Had given them His faithful 

word : — [round, 

That if they would the walls sur- 

And would the trumpets blow; 
He then would give them victory, 

And overthrow their foe. 
The gates of Jericho were strong — 

They could not any stronger be : 
But there was One who them defied — 

And with the host of God was He. 
No work for Him would be too great, 

Too hard to undertake ; 
For He could burst the gates of brass 

The bars of iron break. 

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3 And we, O Lord, are waging war 

Against the mighty hosts of sin : 
And neither skill nor strength have we, 

So oft have we defeated been. 
But if Thou wilt our Captain be, 

Our weakened ranks command, 
Then led by Thee we'll face the foe. 

His fierce assaults withstand. 

4 Strong Son of God ! we need more 

In Thine almighty power to save : 
Oh ! hear the prayer of contrite 
hearts [crave ; 

As we Thy keeping grace would 
Help us to trust in Thee alone, 

To save us every day ; 
Oh ! make us, in the rest of faith, 
Triumphant all the way. 

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Who, who wiJl go to bind the broken 
heart ? [its woe, 

Burdened with grief and heavy in 

Longing to find in life some better 
part : [heart ? 

Who, who will go to bind the broken 

Lord, here am I ; send me ! send rne ! 

To bind the broken heart, 

To find the better part : 
Lord, here am I ; send me ! send me i 

2 Who, who will go to wipe away the 

tear [flow ? 

From eyes long used to sorrow's briny 
To comfort those who stand beside 

hope's bier ? [tear ? 

Who, who will go to wipe away the 

Lord, here am I ; send me ! send me ! 
To wipe away the tear, 
To stand beside hope's bier : 

Lord, here am I ; send me ! send me I 

3 Who, who will go to seek the Iambs 

astray ? 
To lift the fallen where he lies so low, 
Into the sunlight of the heavenly 

way : [astray ? 

Who, who will go to seek the lambs 

Lord, here am I ; send me i send me ! 
To seek the lambs astray, 
To point the heavenly way : 

Lord, here am I ; send me ! send me ! 


Dismiss me not Thy service, Lord, 
But train me for Thy will ; 

For even I, in fields so broad, 
Some duties may fulfil ; 

And I will ask for no reward, 
Except to serve Thee still. 

2 How many serve, how many more 

May to the service come : 
To tend the vines, the grapes to store, 

Thou dost appoint for some : 
Thou hast Thy young men at the v ar. 

Thy little ones at home. 

3 All works are good, and each is best 

As most it pleases Thee ; 
Each worker pleases when the rest 

He serves in charity ; 
And neither man nor work unbles. 

Wilt Thou permit to be. 

4 Our Master all the work hath done 

He asks of us to-day ; 
Sharing His service, every one 

Share too His Sonship may : 
Lord, I would serve and be a son ; 

Dismiss me not, I pray. 

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Lord, speak to me, that I may speak 
In living echoes of Thy tone ; 
As Thou hast sought, so let me seek 
Thy erring children lost and lone. 

2 Oh, lead me, Lord, that I may lead 
The wandering and the wavering feet ! 
Oh, feed me, Lord, that I may feed 
Thy hungering ones wiih manna 

sweet ! 

3 Oh, strengthen me, that while I stand 
Firm on the Rock, and strong in Thee t 
I may stretch out a loving hand 

To wrestlers with the troubled sea ! 



I am thinking to-day of that beautiful 

land [down ; 

I shall reach when the sun goeth 

When through wonderful grace by 

my Saviour I stand, [crown ? 

Will there be any stars in my 

Will there be any stars, any stars in my crown, 
When at evening the sun goeth down ? . . . 
When I wake with the blest in the mansions of 
Will there be any stars in my crown ? . . . [rest, 

2 In the strength of the Lord let me 

labour and pray, 
Let me watch as a winner of souls, 
That bright stars may be mine in the 

glorious day [rolls. 

When His praise like the sea-billow 

3 Oh, what joy will it be when His face 

I behold, [down ; 

Living gems at His feet to lay 

It would sweeten my bliss in the city 

of gold, [crown. 

Should there be any stars in my 


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Are you shining for Jesus, my brother, 
Shining so clear and so bright, 

That the souls that are perishing 

round you flight ? 

May be guided to Him by your 

Shining for Jesus, are you shining to-day ? 
Shining for Jesus, shining ail the way ; 
Shining for Jesus, in this world of care ; 
Shining for Jesus, shining everywhere. 

2 Are you shining for Jesus, my brother, 

Shining in deed and in word ? 
Is your life by its purity showing 
The likeness of Jesus your Lord ? 

3 Are you shining for Jesus, my brother, 

Shining for truth and for right, 
Where bold unbelief and its minions 
Are posing as angels of light ? 

4 Oh, shine out for Jesus, my brother, 

Shine where He needs you the most ; 

And shine v/here the darkness hangs 

deepest [lost. 

O'er the path of the straying and 

5 Shine only and always for Jesus : 

Then, when your toiling is o'er, 
In mansions of glory eternal, [more. 
You shall shine as the stars ever- 



" Must I go — and empty-handed ? " 

Thus my dear Redeemer meet ? 
Not one day of service give Him, 
Lay no trophy at His feet? 
" Must I go — and empty-handed ? " 

Must I meet my Saviour so ? 
Not one soul with which to greet Him ? 
Must I empty-handed go ? 

2 Not at death 1 shrink or falter, 

For my Saviour saves me now ; 
But to meet Him empty-handed, 
Thought of that now clouds my 

3 Oh, the years of sinning wasted, 

Could I but recall them now, 
I would give them to my Saviour, 
To His wilt I'd gladly bow. 

4 Up, ye saints, arouse, be earnest ! 

Up and work while yet 'tis day ; 
Ere the night of death o'ertake you, 
Strive for souls while yet you may. 




Bear the cross for Jesus, bear it every 
day; [all the way; 

Though the path be rugged, bear it 

Bear the cross for Jesus, whatsoe'er 
it be ; [thee. 

Bear it, and remember all His love for 

Bear the cross, bear the cross, bear it every day ; 
Bear the cross for Jesus, bear it all the way. 

2 Bear the cross for Jesus, bear it 

through the strife ; [hill of life ; 
On through storm or sunshine, uf) the 
Bear the cross with patience, though 

you sigh for rest; [best. 

Just the one He giveth is for you the 

3 Bear the cross for Jesus ; would you 

know the power [every hour ? 
Of His grace to keep you, keep you 
Bear the cross for Jesus, never mind 

its weight ; [palace gate. 

We shall leave our burden at His 

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When Jesus comes to reward His 


Whether it be noon or night, 

Faithful to Him will He find us 

watching, [bright ? 

With our lamps all trimmed and 

Oh, can we say we are ready, brother ? — 
Ready for the soul's bright home ? 

Say, will He find you and me still watching, 
Waiting, waiting when the Lord shall come ? 

2 If at the dawn of the early morning, 

He shall call us one by one, 
When to the Lord we restore our 
talents, [done ! " 

Will He answer thee ?— " Well 

3 Have we been true to the trust He left 

Do we seek to do our best ? [us ? 
If in our hearts there is naught 
condemns us, 
We shall have a glorious rest. 

4 Blessed are those whom the Lord 

finds watching, 
In His glory they shall share; 
If He shall come at the dawn or 

Will He find us watching there ? 





Who is on the Lord's side ? who will 
serve the King ? [to bring ? 

Who will be His helpers, other lives 

Who will leave the world's side ? who 
will face the foe ? [Him will go ? 

Who is on the Lord's side ? who for 

Who is on the Lord's side ? who will serve 
the King ? [bring ? 

Who will be His helpers, other fives to 

By Thy grand redemption, by Thy grace 
divine, [Thine 1 

We are on the Lord's side ; Saviour, we are 

2 Not for weight of glory, not for crown 

and palm, [psalm ; 

Enter we the army, raise the warrior- 

Service and Reward 

But for love that claimeth lives for 
whom He died : [His side! 

He whom Jesus nameth must be on 

3 Jesu3, Thou hast bought us, not with 

gold or gem, [Thy diadem ; 

But with Thine own life-blood, for 
With Thy blessing filling all who come 

to Thee, [made us free. 

Thou hast made us willing, Thou hast 

4 Fierce may be the conflict, strong 

may be the foe ; [overthrow ; 
But the King's own army none can 
Round His standard ranging, victory 

is secure, [triumph sure. 

For His truth unchanging makes the 

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" Arise, young men, arise ! " 
Thy Saviour's loving voice 
Now bids thee lift thine eyes, 
And in His life rejoice ; 
He raised the sleeping dead, 
And made it grand to live ; 
For thee His blood was shed, 
All help His arm will give. 

2 Arise ! for death is nigh, 
Life's day is all too brief; 
Like light its moments fly, 
Its gladness and its grief; 
Arise, and take thy part 

In God's tremendous fight ; 
To arms ! stir up thy heart — 
Go forth in heaven's great might ! 

3 Arise from dreams of fame, 
From sensual slumber rise ; 
Keep spotless Christ's dear name, 
Thy wealth seek in the skies; 
The noblest works await 

Thine aid with high reward, 
And, crowned at glory's gate, 
Thou'lt meet thy risen Lord. 

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Speak kindly ! for our days are all 

For angry strife ; [too few 

There is deep meaning, if we only 

In our brief life. [knew, 

No nobler mission can be ours, if we 

A pang can stay ; 
Or if, amidst the rush of tears we see, 

Wipe one away. 

2 Speak kindly ! gracious words God- 
sent, God-given, 
Are never lost ; 

They come all fragrant with the 
breath of Heaven, 

Yet nothing cost, [steal along 
Kind words are like kind acts — they 

Life's hidden springs ; 
Then, in the darkest storm, some little 

The sad heart sings. [song 

3 Speak kindly, graciously; for all 


Are pains and smarts ; 

The very air is full of moans and 

Of breaking hearts. [sound 

Oh, seek to bind them up at once, as 

Thy gracious Lord ; [did 

Then surely will His hand bestow on 

A bright reward. [thee 

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Do you fear the foe will in the con- 
flict win ? [within ? 
Is it dark without you, darker still 
Clear the darkened windows, open 
wide the door, 
Let the blessed sunshine in. 

Let the blessed sunshine in, . . 
Let the blessed sunshine in ; . . 
Clear the darkened windows, open wide the 
Let the blessed sunshine in. [door. 

2 Does your faith grow fainter in the 

cause you love ? 
Are your prayers unanswered from the 

throne above ? [wide the door, 
Clear the darkened windows, open 
Let the blessed sunshine in. 

3 Would you go rejoicing on the up- 

ward way, [ing in the day ? 

Knowing naught of darkness — dwell- 
Clear the darkened windows, open 

wide the door, 
Let the blessed sunshine in. 

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If in the valley where the bright 
waters flow, [I'll go ; 

Jesus my Saviour leads me, gladly 

If by His hand directed o'er ocean's 
wave ; [to save. 

Gladly I'll bear His message, lost ones 

Where the Saviour leads me, I will gladly 

follow ; [gladly go. 

Where the loving Saviour leads me, I will 

2 Out on the barren mountains, dreary 

and cold, [from the fold ; 

Seeking the sheep that wander far 

Storm-clouds may frown above me, 

fierce winds may blow ; [I'll go. 

Yet if my Saviour leads me, onward 


3 Where'er the Saviour leads me, I'll 

follow still, [will ; 

Patient in joy or sorrow, biding His 

He knows the path of safety, He 

knows the way, [bright as day. 

Home to the many mansions bright, 

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Only a little word, softly and kindly 

Breathed in the ear of the sad and 

opprest ; [melody 

Oh, how it tenderly steals like a 

Over life's billows, and lulls them 

to rest ! 

Only e little word I Only a little word ! 
Only a little word, whispered in love I 

2 Only a little word, softly and kindly 

Dropped in a heart that is blighted 

and chilled; [chord again, 

Oh, how its gentle strain tunes every 

Waking the echoes that sorrow has 
stilled ! 

3 Only a little word, carefully spoken, 

Borne to the lost on the desert 

that roam, 
Breaks like the morning light, chasing 

the dreary night, 
Pointing them upward, and leading 

them home. 

4 Only a little word, spoken for Jesus, 

Telling His pity, compassion, and 

love ; [gather in, 

Out of the path of sin, thousands may 

Joyful to enter His kingdom above. 

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Fading away like the stars of the 

morning, [sun — 

Losing their light in the glorious 

Thus would we pass from the earth 

and its toiling, [done. 

Only remembered by what we have 

Only remembered, only remembered, 
Only remembered by what we have done ; 
Thus would we pass from the earth and its 
Only remembered by what we have done. 

2 Shall we be missed, though by others 

succeeded, [time have sown ? 
Reaping the fields we in spring- 
Yes, but the sowers must pass from 

their labours, [have done. 

Ever remembered by what they 

3 Only the truth that in life we have 

spoken, [have sown ; 

Only the seed that on earth we 

These shall pass onward when we are 

forgotten, [have done. 

Fruits of the harvest and what we 

4 Oh, when the Saviour shall make up 

His jewels, [ing are won, 

When the bright crowns of rejoic- 

Then shall His weary and faithful 

disciples [have done. 

All be remembered by what they 




Work, for time is flying, 

Work with hearts sincere ; 
Work, for souls are dying, 

Work, for night is near; 
In the Master's vineyard, 

Go and work to-day ; 
Be no useless sluggard 

Standing in the way. 
In this glorious calling, 

Work till day is o'er; 
Work till, evening falling, 

You can work no more ; 
Then your labour bringing 

To the King of kings, 
Borne, with joy and singing, 

Home on angels' wings. 
There where saints adore Him, 

Where the ransomed meet, 
Joy they show before Him, 

Bowing at His feet ; 
Hear the Master saying, 

From His heavenly throne, 
When thy toil rewarding, 

M Labourer, well done ! " 


My Father, this I ask of Thee — 

Knowing that Thou wilt grant the 

For this, and only this I pray s [plea : 

Strength for to-day — just for to-day. 

Strength for each trial and each task, 
What more, my Father, should I ask ? 
Just as I need it, day by day, 
Strength for my weakness — this I pray. 

I do not ask a lifted load, 

Nor for a smooth and thornless road ; 

Simply for strength enough to bear 

Life's daily burdens anywhere, [need 

Strength for the present hour and 
This given, then I'm blest indeed, 
For each day, as it comes, will bring 
Sufficient strength for anything. 
Strength for to-day, that I may make 
Some sad souls glad for Jesus' sake ; 
Then they with me at eve shall say — 
Thank God for strength He gave to- 

Service and Reward 




Have you had a kindness shown ? 

Pass it on ! 
'Twas not given for thee alone : 

Pass it on ! 
Let it travel down the years, 
Let it wipe another's tears, 
Till in heaven the deed appears — 

Pass it on ! 

Did you hear the loving word ? 

Pass it on ! 
Like the singing of a bird ? 

Pass it on ! 
Let its music live and grow, 
Let it cheer another's woe ; 
You have reaped what others sow — 

Pass it on ! 

Twas the sunshine of a smile — 

Pass it on ! 
Staying but a little while ! 

Pass it on ! 
April beam, the little thing, 
Still it wakes the flowers of spring, 
Makes the silent birds to sing — 

Pass it on ! 

Have you found the heavenly light ? 

Pass it on ! 
Souls are groping in the night, 

Daylight gone; 
Hold thy lighted lamp on high, 
Be a star in someone's sky ; 
He may live who else would die — 

Pass it on ! 

Be not selfish in thy greed — 

Pass it on ! 
Look upon thy brother's need — 

Pass it on ! 
Live for self, you live in vain ; 
Live for Christ, you live again ; 
Live for Him, with Him you reign — 

Pass it on ! 



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There are lonely hearts to cherish, 

While the days are going by ; 
There are weary souls who perish, 

While the days are going by : 
If a smile we can renew, 
As our journey we pursue, 
Oh, the good we all may do, 
While the days are going by ! 

Going by ! . . . Going by ! . . . 
Going by ! . . . Going by ! . . . 
Oh, the good we all may do, 
While the days are going by I 


2 There's no time for idle scorning, 

While the days are going by ; 
Let your face be like the morning, 

While the days are going by: 
Oh, the world is full of sighs, 
Full of sad and weeping eyes ; 
Help your fallen brother rise, 

While the days are going by I 

3 All the loving links that bind us, 

While the days are going by ; 
One by one, we leave behind us, 

While the days are going by : 
But the seeds of good we sow, 
Both in shade and shine will grow, 
And will keep our hearts aglow, 

While the days are going by ! 

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Sound the alarm ! Let the watchman 

cry ! — 
" Up ! for the day of the Lord is nigh ; 
WTio will escape from the wrath to 

come ? [home ? " 

Who have a place in the soul's bright 

Sound the »larm, watchman ! sound the alarm 
For the Lord will come with a conquering arm 
And the hosts of sin, as their ranks advance, 
Shall wither and fall at His glance. 

2 Sound the alarm ! Let the cry go 

forth, [earth — 

Swift as the wind, o'er the realms of 

" Flee to the Rock where the soul 

may hide ! 
Flee to the Rock ! in its cleft abide ! w 

3 Sound the alarm on the 

brow ! 
Plead with the lost 
Warn them to 

embrace ; 



by the wayside 

come and the truth 


Urge them to come and be saved by 

4 Sound the alarm in the youthful ear; 
Sound it aloud that the old may hear; 
Blow ye the trump while the day- 
beams last ! [past ! 
Blow ye the trump till the light is 

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Trusting in the Lord thy God, 
Onward go ! onward go ! 

Holding fast His promised word, 
Onward go ! 

Ne'er deny His worthy name, 

Though it bring reproach and shame ; 

Spreading still His wondrous fame, 
Onward go ! 


2 Has He called thee to the plough ? 
Night is coming, serve Him now; 
Faith and love in service blend ; 
On His mighty arm depend ; 
Standing fast until the end, 

Onward go ! 

3 Has He given thee golden grain ? 
Sow, and thou shalt reap again ; 
To thy Master's gate repair, 
Watching be and waiting there ; 
He will hear and answer prayer : 

Onward go ! 

4 Has He said the end is near ? 
Serving Him with holy fear, 
Christ thy portion, Christ thy stay, 
Heavenly bread upon the way ; 
Leading on to glorious day : 

Onward go ! 

5 In this little moment then, 

In thy ways acknowledge Him ; 
Let His mind be found in thee ; 
Let His will thy pleasure be ; 
Thus in life and liberty, 
Onward go ! 

OU5 ( S 29*) 8.7. 

Brightly beams our Father's mercy 
From His lighthouse evermore ; 

But to us He gives the keeping 
Of the lights along the shore. 

Let the lower lights be burning 1 
Send a gleam across the wave ! 

Some poor fainting, struggling seaman 
You may rescue, you may save. 

2 Dark the night of sin has settled ; 

Loud the angry billows roar ; 
Eager eyes are watching, longing, 
For the lights along the shore. 

3 Trim your feeble lamp, my brother : 

Some poor seaman, tempest-tost, 
Trying now to make the harbour, 
In the darkness may be lost. 



Some have crossed the swelling flood, 
Some are now at home with God — 
Well beyond the reach of care, 
Free from every hurtful snare : 
Gone through death to glory bright, 
Present with the Lord in light ; 
But ere perfect joy begin, 
More must yet be gathered in ! 

Saved from death's eternal loss 
By the power of Jesus' cross : 
From their sorrow, shame, and sin, 
More must yet be gathered in. 

2 Some of every land and race, 
Souls redeemed by Jesus' grace, 

Now are in the Shepherd's fold, 
Bought with neither gems nor gold; 
Saved from endless death and shame, 
Saved to grace the Saviour's name ; 
Other souls are still to win — 
More must yet be gathered in. 

3 Some have drifted far from God, 
Trampling on the Saviour's blood, 
By the worldling's glitter caught, 
Selling life and soul for naught : 
Fashion's form for every hour, 
Christian name without the power ; 
Dead in trespasses and sin — 

Oh, that they were gathered in ! 

4 Some are sunk in vice and shame, 
Heedless of the Saviour's name ; 
Some, in superstition's sway, 
Hate the light of Gospel-day : 
Thou thy testimony give — 
They may yet believe and live ; 
For, from 'mong the ranks of sin, 
More must yet be gathered in ! 

807 ("if) • 

Hark ! 'tis the watchman's cry, 
** Wake, brethren, wake ! " 

Jesus Himself is nigh, 
Wake, brethren, wake ! 

Sleep is for sons of night, 

Ye are children of the light, 

Yours is the glory bright, 
Wake, brethren, wake ! 

2 Call to each wakening band, 

" Watch, brethren, watch ! " 
Clear is our Lord's command, 

" Watch, brethren, watch ! " 
Be ye as men that wait, 
Ready at their Master's gate, 
E'en though He tarry late, 

Watch, brethren, watch ! 

3 Heed we the Master's call, 

" Work, brethren, work ! " 
There's room enough for all : 

Work, brethren, work ! 
This vineyard of the Lord 
Constant labour doth afford ; 
Yours is a sure reward, 

Work, brethren, work ! 

4 Hear we the Shepherd's voice, 

" Pray, brethren, pray ! " 
Would ye His heart rejoice ? — 

Pray, brethren, pray ! 
Sin calls for ceaseless care, [near ; 
Weakness needs the Strong One 
Long as ye tarry here, 

Pray, brethren, pray ! 

Service and Reward 

808 (°&) 

There is joy in the service of Jesus 
our Lord, [His word ; 

There is joy in reposing our faith in 

There is joy in confiding our all to 
His care, [prayer. 

There is joy in sweet answers to 

There is joy in the service of Jesus our Lord, 
There is fulness of joy and eternal reward ; 
There is joy that abideth, our souls know it well, 
There is joy that we never can tell. 

2 There is joy when we slumber, and joy 

when we wake, [for His sake ; 
There is joy when we suffer reproach 
Though our pathway through life may 

be toilsome and long, [song. 

. We will brighten the journey with 

3 There is joy when He calls us His 

workers to be, [we can see ; 

There is joy in affliction — His hand 
There is joy in temptation, for then 

we can hide [tried. 

In His arms, who was tempted and 

0\)y {mi) s.m. 

Labourers for Christ, arise, 
And gird you for the toil ! 
The dew of promise from the skies 
Already cheers the soil. 

2 Go where the sick recline, 
Where mourning hearts deplore ; 

And where the sons of sorrow pine, 
Dispense your hallowed lore. 

3 Be faith, which looks above, 
With prayer, your constant guest ; 

And wrap the Saviour's changeless 
A mantle round your breast, [love 

4 So shall you share the wealth 
That earth may ne'er despoil ; 

And the blest Gospel's saving health 
Repay your arduous toil. 

OlU (240) P.M. 

Awake ! awake ! the Master now is 

calling us ; [word, 

Arise ! arise ! and, trusting in His 

Go forth, go forth ! proclaim the year 
of jubilee, 
And take the Work, the blessed 
Word, of Christ our Lord. 

On, . on, swell the cho - rus ! . 

On, . on, the Morning Star is shining o'er us ! 

On, . on, while before . us 

Our mighty, mighty Saviour leads the way I . . . 

Glory, glory, hear the everlasting throng 

Shout hosanna ! while we boldly march along I 

Faithful soldiers here below, 

Only Jesus will we know, 

Shouting halleluiahs as we onward go 

2 A cry for light from dying ones in 

heathen lands ; 
Jt comes, it comes, across the ocean's 

foam ; [words of truth abroad, 

Then haste, oh, haste, to spread the 

Forgetting not the starving poor at 

home, dear home. 

3 O Church of God, extend thy kind, 

maternal arms [dark and cold 1 

To save the lost on mountains 

Reach out thy hand with loving smile 

to rescue them, 
And bring them to the shelter of 

the Saviour's fold. 

4 Look up ! look up ! the promised day 

is drawing near, 
When all shall hail, shall hail the 

Saviour King, 
When peace and joy shall fold their 

wings in every clime, 
And glorious hallelujahs o'er the 

earth shall ring. 

811 as) 


Fear not ! God is thy shield, 
And He thy great reward ; 
His might has won the field : 
% Thy strength is in the Lord ! 

Fear not ! 'tis God's own voice 
That speaks to thee this word : 

Lift up your head — rejoice 
In Jesus Christ thy Lord 1 

2 Fear not ! for God has heard 

The cry of thy distress ; 
The water of His Word 
Thy fainting soul shall bless. 

3 Fear not ! be not dismayed ! 

He evermore will be 
With thee to give His aid, 
And He will strengthen thee. 

4 Fear not ! ye little flock ; 

Your Saviour soon will come 
The glory to unlock, 

And bring you to His home ! 


812 ®) 

Young men in Christ, arise ! 
Own Him your Saviour God, 

His name adore ; 
For by His wondrous sacrifice 
He paid the great redemption price, 
That all might have eternal life, 

That come to God through Him. 
2 Young men in Christ the Lord, 
Be mighty in His Word, 

Its truths declare ; 


And seek the Holy Spirit's power 
By faith and persevering prayer, 
That ye may witness anywhere 
That sinful men are found. 

3 Young men in Christ the King, 
Your grateful tribute bring 

Of love and praise ; 
United in His royal name, 
With loyal hearts His words proclaim 
Throughout the world to all young 

" Ye must be born again!" [men, 

4 Young men in Christ the Friend, 
On Him all hopes depend 

Of true relief; 
To every burdened soul you meet, 
His gracious, loving words so sweet, 
" Come unto Me," with love repeat, 

" And I will give you rest." 

5 Young men in Christ, behold 
The world before you lies 

Enslaved in sin ! 
Make haste to swell the mission band, 
Prepared to go at His command 
To save lost men in every land 

At any sacrifice. 

6 Young men in Christ the Son, 
In Him we all are one ; 

For this He prayed. 
Then let us join the heavenly throng, 
To sound His praise in endless song, 
For all we have and are belong 

To Christ, our Lord Divine. 

813 («•) 


Hark the voice of Jesus crying — 

" Who will go and work to-day ? 
Fields are white, and harvest waiting : 

Who will bear the sheaves away ? " 
Loud and strong the Master calleth, 

Rich reward He offers thee : 
Who will answer, gladly saying ? — 

" Here am I ; send me, send me ! " 

2 If you cannot cross the ocean, 

And the heathen lands explore, 
You can find the heathen nearer, 

You can help them at your door. 
If you cannot give your thousands, 

You can give the widow's mite ; 
And the least you do for Jesus 

Will be precious in His sight. 

3 If you cannot speak like angels, 

If you cannot preach like Paul, 
You can tell the love of Jesus, 

You can say He died for all. 
If you cannot rouse the wicked 

With the Judgment's dread alarms, 

You can lead the little children 
To the Saviour's waiting arms. 

4 If you cannot be the watchman, 

Standing high on Zion's wall, 
Pointing out the path to heaven, 

Offering life and peace to all ; (ties 
With your prayers and with your boun- 

You can do what Heaven demands ; 
You can be like faithful Aaron, 

Holding up the prophet's hands. 

5 If among the older people 

You may not be apt to teach : 
" Feed My lambs," said Christ our 
Shepherd, [reach." 

" Place the food within their 
And it may be that the children 

You have led with trembling hand 
Will be found among your jewels, 

When you reach the better land. 

6 Let none hear you idly saying, 

" There is nothing I can do," 
While the souls of men are dying, 

And the Master calls for you. 
Take the task He gives you gladly, 

Let His work your pleasure be ; 
Answer quickly when He calleth : 

" Here am I ; send me, send me I " 

814 Ca!) 


Rescue the perishing, care for the 

dying, [the grave : 

Snatch them in pity from sin and 

Weep o'er the erring one, lift up the 

fallen, [save. 

Tell them of Jesus, the Mighty to 

Rescue the perishing, care for the dying ; 
Jesus is merciful, Jesus will save. 

2 Though they are slighting Him, still 

He is waiting. 


Waiting the penitent child to re- 
Plead with them earnestly, plead with 
them gently ; 
He will forgive if they only believe. 

3 Down in the human heart, crushed 

by the tempter, [restore : 

Feelings lie buried that grace can 

Touched by a loving hand, wakened 

by kindness, [rate once more. 
Chords that were broken will vib- 

4 Rescue the perishing, duty demands 

it ; [will provide : 

Strength for thy labour the Lord 

Back to the narrow way patiently 

win them ; [has died. 

Tell the poor wanderer a Saviour 

Service and Reward 

Old (eis) l.m. 

Go, labour on ; spend and be spent — 
Thy joy to do the Father's will : 

It is the way the Master went ; [still ? 
Should not the servant tread it 

2 Go, labour on ; 'tis not for naught ; 

Thine earthly loss is heavenly gain : 
Men heed thee, love thee, praise thee 
The Master praises — what are men ? 

3 Go, labour on ; enough while here, 

If He shall praise thee — if He deign 
Thy willing heart to mark and cheer : 
No toil for Him shall be in vain. 

4 Toil on, and in thy toil rejoice ! 

For toil — comes rest, for exile — 

home ; [groom's voice, 

Soon shait thou hear the Bride- 

The midnight peal : • " Behold, I 
come ! " 


Speak gently, speak gently, oh grieve 

not again 
The hearts that are breaking with 

sorrow and pain ; [they share, 
We know not how bitter the trials 
We know not how heavy the burdens 

they bear. 

Tenderly, tenderly, lovingly speak j 
Tell them of Jesus, the lowly and meek ; 
Patiently waiting, He longs to receive 
All who are willing on Him to believe. 

2 Speak gently, speak gently, oh pity 

and pray [wandered away ; 

For those who in darkness have 
A word kindly spoken the captives 

may free ; [it, and see ! 

A word may reclaim them — oh speak 

3 Speak gently, speak gently, wherever 

you go, [woe ; 

In tempest, in sunshine, in sorrow or 
Speak gently, reposing your trust in 

the Lord, [your reward. 

And joy without measure will be 

Ol J (m) p.m. 

Seeking the lost, yes, kindly entreating 
Wanderers on the mountain astray ; 
"Come unto Me," His message re- 
peating, [day. 
Words of the Master ■ speaking to- 

. . . Going afar . . . upon the mountain, . . . 
Bringing the wanderer back again, back 

again ... 
Into the fold ... of our Redeemer, . . . 
Jesus, the Lamb for sinners slain. 

2 Seeking the lost, and pointing to Jesus, 

Souls that are weak and hearts that 

are sore, [tion, 

Leading them forth in ways of salva- 

Showing the path to life evermore. 

3 Thus would we go on missions of 

Following Christ from day to day ; 
Cheering the faint, and raising the 

Pointing the lost to Jesus the Way. 

818 (SSi 


Not now, my child ! — a little more 

rough tossing, 

A little longer on the billows' foam ; 

A few more journeyings in the desert 

darkness, [Father's Home! 

And then the sunshine of thy 

2 Not now; for I have wanderers in 

the distance, [patient love : 

And thou must call them in with 

Not; now; for I have sheep upon the 

mountains, [e'er they rove. 

And thou must follow them wher- 

3 Not now; for I have loved ones sad 

and weary ; [kindly smile ? 

Wilt thou not cheer them with a 

Sick ones, who need thee in their 

lonely sorrow ; [while ? 

Wilt thou not tend them yet a little 

4 Not now; for wounded hearts are 

sorely bleeding, [hearts to sing ; 

And thou must teach those widowed 

Not now; for orphans' tears are 

quickly falling — 
They must be gathered 'neath some 

sheltering wing. 

5 Go, with the name of Jesus to the 

dying, [living power ; 

And speak that name in all its 

Why should thy fainting heart grow 

chill and weary ? [little hour ? 

Canst thou not watch with Me one 

6 One little hour ! and then the glorious 

crowning, [victor's palm ; 

The golden harp-strings, and the 
One little hour ! and then the halle- 
lujah ! [psalm ! 

Eternity's long, deep, thanksgiving 


V229/ 12.9. 

There's a city that looks o'er the 

valley of death, 
And its glories may never be told ; 


There the sun never sets, and the 
leaves never fade, 
In that beautiful City of Gold. 

There the sun . . . never sets, . . . and the 
leaves . . . never fade ; [behold, 

There the eyes of the faithful their Saviour 
In that beautiful City of Gold. 

2 There the King, our Redeemer, the 

Lord whom we love, 
All the faithful with rapture behold; 
There the righteous for ever will 
shine like the stars, 
In that beautiful City of Gold. 

3 Every soul we have led to the foot of 

the cross, [fold, 

Every lamb we have brought to the 
Will be kept as bright jewels our 

crown to adorn, 
In that beautiful City of Gold. 



Rescue the souls that perish, 

Seek for the lost that stray ; 
atiently guide their footsteps 

Into the narrow way ; 
Over them kindly bending, 

Whisper the Saviour's call ; 
Tell them the feast is ready — 

Tell them there's room for all. 

Room . . for all, . . 
Room . . for all j . . 
Tell them the feast is ready — 
Tell them there's room for all. 

Out of the vale of sorrow, 

Out of the starless night, 
Into the golden sunshine, 

Peaceful, and pure, and bright : 
Gather them now to Jesus — 

Whisper again the call ; 
Tell them the feast is ready — 

Tell them there's room for all. 

Go with a loving spirit, 

Go in the Master's name : 
Life, and a full salvation, 

Now to the world proclaim : 
Haste while the day-beams linger; 

Haste ere the shadows fall ; 
Tell them the feast is ready — 

Tell them there's room for all. 


Songs of Pilgrimage 



Sing on, ye joyful pilgrims, 
Nor think the moments long ; 

My faith is heavenward rising 
With every tuneful song ! 

Lo ! on the mount of blessing, 
The glorious mount, I stand, 

And, looking over Jordan, 
I see the promised land ! 

Sing on : oh, blissful music I 
With every note you raise 

My heart is filled with rapture, 
t My soul is lost in praise ! 

Sing on : oh, blissful music ! 
With every note you raise 

My heart is filled with rapture, 
My soul is lost in praise ! 

Sing on, ye joyful pilgrims ! 

While here on earth we stay, 
Let songs of home and Jesus 

Beguile each fleeting day ; 
Sing on the grand old story 

Of His redeeming love — 
The everlasting chorus 

That fills the realms above. 

Sing on, ye joyful pilgrims ! 

The time will not be long, 
Till in our Father's kingdom 

We sing a nobler song ! 
Where those we love are waiting 

To greet us on the shore, 
We'll meet beyond the river, 

Where surges roll no more. 



With joy I draw from out God's well 

Rich blessings day by day, 
While living waters springing up 

I find beside the way. 
The blessed flow of this deep well 

Makes fruitful life abound, 
A watered garden in the soul 

Where'er this well is found. 
As on I go with willing hands 

And earnest heart to do, 
Oft weary, 'neath the burden's weight, 

Where labourers are but few — 
I pause to gather strength beside 

The well that springe th up, 
And from its fulness, rich and pure, 

I fill my empty cup. 

Still on, amid a desert path 

Where every spring is dry, 
There, all alone, — my loved ones 

To heaven I lift my cry : [gone, — 
When lo, upon my fainting sight, 

As onward still I go, 
Fair Elim breaks with waving palms 

And wells of crystal flow. 
And then, as on my pathway leads 

Through shadows, toil, and strife, 
I reach a lowly, quiet vale — 

A sheltered spot in life : 

Songs of Pilgrimage 

Within its shade, where jarring notes 

Of earthly discord cease, 
I gather hearts-ease day by day 

At God's sweet well of peace. 

823 ( 




Come, ye that love the Lord, 
And let your joys be known, 
Join in a song with sweet accord, 
Join in a song with sweet accord, 
And thus surround the throne, 
And thus surround the throne. 

We're marching to Zion, 
Beautiful, beautiful Zion ; 
We're marching upward to Zion, 
The beautiful city of God. 

2 Let those refuse to sing 
Who never knew our God ; 

But children of the heavenly King, 
Must speak their joys abroad. 

3 The hill of Zion yields 

A thousand sacred sweets, 
Before we reach the heavenly fields, 
Or walk the golden streets. 

4 Then let our songs abound, 

And every tear be dry ; [ground, 
We're marching through Immanuel's 
To fairer worlds on high. 

824 O) 


Along the sandy desert, 

'Mid scorching winds that blow ; 
Across the rugged mountains, 

Whose tops are white with snow ; 
Or in the darksome valley — 

Where'er our feet may roam, 
How sweet the blest assurance, 

That Jesus leads us home ! 

That Jesus leads us home, . . 
That Jesus leads us home, . . 
How sweet the blest assurance, 
That Jesus leads us home ! 

2 It makes us glad and joyful, 

And lightens every load, 
To know that He goes with us 

Along life's rugged road ; 
Each day we feel His presence, 

Though trials oft may come : 
How sweet the blest assurance, 

That Jesus leads us home ! 

3 The flowers beside our pathway 

May wither, fade, and die ; 
But fairer ones are blooming 

For us beyond the sky : 
And though 'mid care and sorrow 

Our weary steps may roam, 
How sweet the blest assurance, 

That Jesus leads us home ! 


There are shadows in the valley, 

Where our tired feet must go : 
But we hear the peaceful waters, 

As they murmur soft and low — 
And our Shepherd whispers gently, 

As He leads us onward still : 
" There are shadows in the valley, 

But 'tis sunshine on the hill." 

Sunshine on the hill, 
There is sunshine on the hill ; . . 
" There are shadows in the valley, 
But 'tis sunshine on the hill." 

2 There are shadows in the valley, 

But we breathe the sweet perfume 
Of the roses on the mountain, 

In their lovely vernal bloom ; 
And again our Shepherd whispers, 

As He leads us onward still : 
" There are shadows in the valley, 

But 'tis sunshine on the hill." 

3 Oh, the shadows in the valley, 

Like a dream will pass away : 
They will vanish at the dawning 

Of the bright and glorious day ! 
Even now there comes an echo, 

And we feel its magic thrill : 
" There are shadows in the valley, 

But 'tis sunshine on the hill." 

HJLb (3767 P.M. 

I'm a pilgrim and a stranger, 

Rough and thorny is the road ; 
Often in the midst of danger ; 

But it leads to God. 
Clouds and darkness oft distress me, 

Great and many are my foes ; 
Anxious cares and thoughts oppress 
But my Father knows. [me : 

2 Oh, how sweet is this assurance, 

'Mid the conflict and the strife ! 
Although sorrows past endurance 

Follow me through life. 
Home in prospect still can cheer me, 

Yes, and give me sweet repose, 
While I feel His presence near me : 
For my Father knows. 

3 Yes, He sees and knows me daily, 

Watches over me in love ; 
Sends me help when foes assail me — 

Bids me look above. 
Soon my journey will be ended, 

Life is drawing to a close ; 
I shall then be well attended : 
This my Father knows. 

4 I shall then with joy behold Him — 

Face to face my Father see ; 


Fall with rapture and adore Him, 

For His love to me. 
Nothing more shall then distress me, 

In the land of sweet repose ; 
Jesus stands engaged to bless me : 

This my Father knows. 




IV a pilgrim, and I'm a stranger, 

I can tarry, I can tarry but a night ; 

Do not detain me, for I am going 

To where the streamlets are ever 


I'm ■ pil - grim, . . and I'm a stran - ger ; . . 

I can tarry, I can tarry but a night : . . . 

Ym a pil - grim, . . and I'm a stran - - ger j . . 

1 cass tarry, I can tarry but a night. . . . 

2 Of that city, to which I journey, 

My Redeemer, my Redeemer is the 

There is no sorrow, nor any sighing, 
Nor any tears there, nor any dying. 

3 There the sunbeams are ever shining ; 
Oh, my longing heart, my longing 

heart is there ; [dreary, 

Here in this country, so dark and 
1 long have wandered forlorn and 


C« H ) 


Travelling to the better land, 
G*er the desert's scorching sand, 
Father, do Thou hold my hand, 

And lead me, lead me on. 
2 When at Marah, parched with heat, 
I the sparkling fountain greet, 
Make the bitter waters sweet, 

And lead me, lead me on. 
5 When the wilderness is drear, 
Show me Elim's palm-groves near, 
With its wells, as crystal clear, 

And lead me, lead me on. 

4 Tlirough the water and the fire, 
This, O Lord, my one desire: 
With Thy love my heart inspire, 

And lead me, lead me on. 

5 When I stand on Jordan's brink, 
Do not let me fear or shrink ; 
Hold me, Father, lest I sink, 

And lead me, lead me on. 

829 ( 



Oppressed by noonday's scorching 
To yonder Cross I flee, [heat, 

Beneath its shelter take my seat- 
No shade like this to me ! 

2 Beneath that Cross clear waters burst. 

A fountain sparkling free, 
And there I quench my desert thirst — 
No spring like this to me ! 

3 For burdened ones a resting-place 

Beside that Cross I see ; 
Here I cast off my weariness — 
No rest like this for me ! 

4 A stranger here I pitch my tent 

Beneath this spreading tree ; 
Here shall my pilgrim life be spent- 
No home like this for me ! 

830 ( 



Light after darkness, gain after loss, 
Strength after weakness, crown after 

cross ; 
Sweet after bitter, hope after fears, 
Home after wandering, praise after 


2 Sheaves after sowing, sun after rain, 
Sight after mystery, peace after pain ; 
Joy after sorrow, calm after blast, 
Rest after weariness, sweet rest at last. 

3 Near after distant, gleam after gloom, 
Love after loneliness, life after tomb ; 
After long agony, rapture of bliss, 
Right was the pathway leading to this. * 

0*5jL V72i) 8s. 

Leader of faithful souls, and Guide 
Of all that travel to the sky, 

Come, and with us, e'en us abide, 
Who would on Thee alone rely ; 

On Thee alone our spirits stay, 

While held in life's uneven way. 

2 Strangers and pilgrims here below, 

This earth, we know, is not our place ; 
But hasten through the vale of woe, 

And, restless to behold Thy face, 
Swift to our heavenly country move, 
Our everlasting home above, [borne, 

3 Through Thee, who all our sins hast 

Freely and graciously forgiven, 
With songs to Zion we return, 

Contending for our native heaven; 
That palace of our glorious King, 
We find it nearer while we sing. 

4 Raised by the breath of love divine, 

We urge our way with strength 

* The words of No. 830 (" After ") are used 
by special permission of Messrs. Hutchings & 
Co., Blenheim House, Blenheim Street, W. — 
the sole Proprietors of the Copyright. 

The church of the first-born to join, 

We travel to the mount of God ; 
With joy upon oar heads arise, 
And meet our Captain in the skies. 



Let us sing a song that will cheer us 
by the way — 
In a little while we're going home ; 
For the night will end in the ever- 
lasting day — 
In a little while we're going home. 

In a little while, . . 

In a little while . . 
We shall cross the billow's foam : 

We shall meet at last 

When the stormy winds are past — 
In a little while we're going home. 

2 We will do the work that our hands 

may find to do — 
In a little while we're going home ; 
And the grace of God will our daily 

strength renew — 
In a little while we're going home. 

3 We will smooth the path for some 

weary, way-worn feet — 
In a little while we're going home ; 
Oh, may loving hearts spread around 

an influence sweet ! 
In a little while we're going home. 

4 There's a rest beyond, there's relief 

from every care — 
In a little while we're going home; 
And no tears shall fall in that city 

bright and fair — 
In a little while we're going home. 




We are pilgrims looking home, 
Sad and weary oft we roam ; 
But we know 'twill all be well in the 
When, our anchor firmly cast, 
Every stormy wave is past, 
And we gather safe at last in the 

When we all meet again in the morning, ^ 
On the sweet blooming hills in the morning : 

Nevermore to say " good-night " 

In that sunny region bright, 
When we hail the blessed light of the morning. 

2 Oh, these tender broken ties, 
How they dim our aching eyes ; 
But like jewels they will shine in the 
When our victor palms we bear, 
And our robes immortal wear, 
We shall know each other there, in 
the morning. 

Songs of Pilgrimage 

3 When our fettered souls are free, 

Far beyond the narrow sea, 
And we hear the Saviour's voice in 
the morning ; 
When our golden sheaves we bring 
To the feet of Christ our King, 
What a chorus we shall sing in the 
4 On the pilgrim journey here, 

Though the night is sometimes 

drear, [morning ; 

Let us watch and persevere, till the 

Then our highest tribute raise 

For the love that crowns our days, 

And to Jesus give the praise in the 


834 (W 

Press on, press on, O pilgrim, 

Rejoicing in the Lord ; 
Believing in His promise, 

And trusting in His word ; 
Fear not ! for He is with us, 

Whate'er the cross we bear ; 
And soon, beyond the swelling tide, 

We'll gather over there ! 

Gather over there ! gather over there ! 
And soon, beyond the swelling tide, we'll 
gather over there 1 

2 Press on, press on, O pilgrim, 

Along the heavenly way ; 
Remember, God commands us 

To watch, and work, and pray ; 
He bids us all be faithful, 

And cast on Him our care ; 
And soon, beyond the swelling tide, 

We'll gather over there ! 

3 Press on, press on, O pilgrim, 

Though clouds and storms may 
The Light that never faileth [rise ; 

Shines brightly in the skies : 
Press on where crowns await us, 

In yonder mansions fair ; 
And soon, beyond the swelling tide, 

We'll gather over there ! 



Spring up, O well of blessing, 
Spring in our midst to-day ; 
For thirsty souls are longing 

To drink abundantly : 
Come from the hidden fountains, 

Come in a brimming flood ; 
Refresh us in the desert, 
Thou precious gift of God. 
We sing the song that Israel sang in the de&ert 
long ago : [living waters flow. 

" Spring up, O well, spring up, O well ; " let the 


Spring up, O well of blessing, 

We cry to Thee to-day ; 
Break forth in mighty torrent, 

As now we sing and pray : 
The souls that round us perish — 

The old, the young, the strong ; 
To Thee, by right and ransom, 

The Lord of Hosts belong. 
Spring up, O well of blessing, 

We sing to Thee to-day ; 
The " princes " and the " nobles " 

Thy great command obey : 
In toiling and in labour, 

Amid the burning sand, 
Spring up, flow forth, and gladden 

The whole expectant land. 




Simply trusting every day, 

Trusting through a stormy way ; 

Even when my faith is small, 

Trusting Jesus, that is all. 

Trusting as the moments fly, 
Trusting as the days go by ; 
Trusting Him whate'er befal, 
Trusting Jesus, that is all. 

Brightly doth His Spirit shine 
Into this poor heart of mine ; 
While He leads I cannot fall, 
Trusting Jesus, that is all. 
Singing, if my way be clear ; 
Praying, if the path be drear ; 
If in danger, for Him call ; 
Trusting Jesus, that is all. 
Trusting Him while life shall last, 
Trusting Him till earth be past, 
Till within the jasper wall : 
Trusting Jesus, that is all. 





Forward ! be our watchword, 

Steps and voices joined ; 
Seek the things before us, 

Not a look behind : 
Burns the fiery pillar 

At our army's head ; 
Who shall dream of shrinking, 
By our Captain led? 
Forward through the desert, 
Through the toil and fight ; 
Canaan lies before us, 
Zion beams with light. 
Forward ! flock of Jesus, 

Salt of all the earth : 
Till each yearning purpose 
Spring to glorious birth ; 
Sick, they ask for healing, 
Blind, they grope for day ; 

Pour upon the nations 
Wisdom's loving ray ! 
Forward, out of error, 

Leave behind the night ; 
Forward through the darkness, 
Forward into light. 

Glories upon glories 

Hath our God prepared, 
By the souls that love Him 

One day to be shared : 
Eye hath not beheld them ; 

Ear hath never heard ; 
Nor of these hath uttered 
Thought or speech a word ; 
Forward, ever forward, 

Clad in armour bright ; 
Till the vail be lifted, 
Till our faith be sight. 

Far o'er yon horizon 

Rise the city towers, 
Where our God abideth ; 

That fair home is ours !• 
Flash the streets with jasper, 
Shine the gates with gold ; 
Flows the gladdening river, 
Shedding joys untold : 
Thither, onward, thither, 

In the Spirit's might : 
Pilgrims, to your country, 
Forward into light ! 

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Children of the heavenly King, 
As we journey let us sing ; 
Sing our Saviour's worthy praise, 
Glorious in His works and ways. 

We are trav 'lling home to God, . 

In the way . . . our fathers trod, . . . 

They are hap py now, and we . . . 

Soon their happiness shall see. 

2 Lift your eyes, ye sons of light — 
Zion's city is in sight ; 
There our endless home shall be, 
There our Lord we soon shall see. 

3 Fear not, brethren ! joyful stand 
On the borders of our land ! 
Jesus Christ, our Father's Son, 
Bids us undismayed go on. 

4 Lord, obediently we'll go, 
Gladly leaving all below; 
Only Thou our Leader be, 
And we still will follow Thee. 


Only to know that the path I tread 
Is the path marked out for me ; 


That the way, though thorny, rough, 
and steep, 
Will lead me nearer to Thee ! 
Nearer to Thee ! nearer to Thee ! 
Blessed Redeemer, to Thee ! 
Only to know that the path I tread 
Is bringing me nearer to Thee ! 

2 Only to know when the day is past, 

And the evening shadows come, 
That its trials and cares have proved 
A " day's march nearer home " ! 
Nearer my home ! nearer my 

home ! 
Nearer my beautiful home ! [day 
Only to know that each fast-fleeting 
Is bringing me nearer home ! 

3 Only to know that the cross I see 

Is the cross of Calvary, 
On which the world's Redeemer died, 
To purchase life for me ! [me ! 

Purchased for me ! purchased for 
Life Thou hast purchased for me! 
Only to know that Thy death on 
the cross 
Brings light and life to me ! 

4 Only to know His peace within, 

My will to His resigned ; 
Oh, fill me with Thy fulness, Lord, 
And make me wholly Thine ! 

Wholly Thine ! wholly Thine ! 

Now and for ever Thine ! 
Fill me with love and peace divine, 

And make me wholly Thine ! 

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'Twill not be long — our journey here ; 
Each broken sigh and falling tear 
Will soon be gone; and all will be 
A cloudless sky, a waveless sea. 

Roll on, . . dark stream I . . 
We dread not thy foam ; [home. 

The pilgrim is longing for home, sweet 

2 'Twill not be long ! the yearning heart 
May feel its every hope depart, 
And grief be mingled with its song ; 
We'll meet again, 'twill not be long ! 

3 Though sad we mark the closing eye 
Of those we loved in days gone by, 
Yet sweet in death their latest song : 
" We'll meet again, 'twill not be 

[long ! " 

4 These chequered wilds, with thorns 

Through which our way so oft is led — 
This march of time, if faith be strong, 
Will end in bliss ; 'twill not be long ! 

Assurance and Testimony 
Assurance and Testimony 

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'Tis the promise of God full salvation 

to give [will believe. 

Unto him who on Jesus, His Son, 

Hallelujah ! 'tis done ; I believe on the Son ; 

1 am saved by the blood of the Crucified One ! 

2 Though the pathway be lonely and 

dangerous too, [through. 

Surely Jesus is able to carry me 

3 Many loved ones have I in yon 

heavenly throng — [their song : 
They are safe now in glory, and this is 

4 Little children I see standing close by 

their King, 
And He smiles, as their song of 
salvation they sing : 

5 There are prophets and kings in that 

throng I behold, 
And they sing as they march through 
the streets of pure gold : 

6 There's a part in that chorus for you 

and for me, [ever will be : 

And the theme of our praises for 


We walk by faith, . . . and oh, how 
sweet . . . [feet, . . . 

The flowers that grow . . . beneath our 

And fragrance breathe . . . along the 
way . . . [day. . . . 

That leads the soul ... to endless 

We walk by faith, but not alone, 
Our Shepherd's tender voice we hear, 
And feel His hand within our own, 
And know that He is always near. 

2 We walk by faith, ... He wills it 

so, . . . [should go ; . . . 

And marks the path . . . that we 
And when at times . . . our sky is 

dim, . . . [Him. . . . 

He gently draws ... us close to 

3 We walk by faith, . . . divinely 

blest, . . . [rest; . . . 

On Him we lean, ... in Him we 
The more we trust . . . our Shepherd's 

care, . . . [share. . . . 

The more His love . . . 'tis ours to 

4 And thus by faith, . . . till life shall 

end, . . . [dearest Friend, . . . 
We'll walk with Him, . . . our 
Till safe we tread . . . the fields of 

light, . . . [sight. . . . 

Where faith is lost ... in perfect 


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Oh, shall I be among that throng, 
All clothed in robes of white, 

And help to swell that glorious song 
Of rapture and delight ? 

I shall ! for I have been redeemed 
With blood of worth untold — 

The blood of Christ, the Lamb of God, 
More precious far than gold ! 

2 Oh, shall I see my Saviour's face, 

All radiant as the sun, 
And dwell through all eternity 
With God's Beloved One ? 

3 Shall I in glory Christ behold 

Exalted King and Lord ? 
What rapture, yea, what bliss untold, 
That moment will afford ! 

4 Oh, shall I gaze upon the wounds, 

From whence hath flowed the blood 
That cleansed my guilty, sinful heart, 
And brought me nigh to God ? 

5 Oh, shall I ever, " with the Lord," 

As I retrace the past, 
Praise Him for all His wondrous grace 
To me from first to last ? 

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I could not do without Thee, 

Saviour of the lost, 

Whose precious blood redeemed me 
At such tremendous cost : 

Thy righteousness, Thy pardon, 
Thy Sacrifice, must be 

My only hope and comfort, 
My glory and my plea. 

2 I could not do without Thee, 

1 cannot stand alone, 

I have no strength or goodness, 
No wisdom of my own : 

But Thou, beloved Saviour, 
Art all in all to me ; 

And weakness will be power, 
If leaning hard on Thee. 

3 I could not do without Thee, 

For years are fleeting fast, 
And soon in solemn silence 

The river must be passed : 
But Thou wilt never leave me ; 

And, though the waves run high, 
I know Thou wilt be near me, 

And whisper, " It is I." 

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Whom have I, Lord, in heaven but 
None but Thee ! None but Thee ! 

And this my song thro' life shall be : 

Christ for me ! Christ for me ! 
He hath for me the winepress trod, 
He hath redeemed me " by His blood,'* 
And reconciled my soul to God : 
Christ for me ! Christ for me ! 

2 I envy not the rich their joys : 

Christ for me ! Christ for me ! 
I covet not earth's glittering toys : 

Christ for me ! Christ for me ! 
Earth can no lasting bliss bestow, 
" Fading " is stamped on all below ; 
Mine is a joy no end can know : 

Christ for me ! Christ for me ! 

3 Though with the poor be cast my lot : 

Christ for me ! Christ for me ! 
" He knoweth best," — I murmur not : 

Christ for me ! Christ for me ! 
Though "vine" and "fig tree" 

blight assail, 
The " labour of the olive fail," 
And death o'er flock and herd prevail, 

Christ for me ! Christ for me ! 

4 Though I am now on hostile ground, 

Christ for me ! Christ for me ! 
And sin beset me all around, 

Christ for me ! Christ for me ! 
Let earth her fiercest battles wage 
And foes against my soul engage, 
Strong in His strength I scorn their 

Christ for me ! Christ for me ! 

5 And when my life draws to its close, 

Christ for me ! Christ for me ! 
Safe in His arms I shall repose, 

Christ for me ! Christ for me ! 
When sharpest pains my frame per- 
And all the powers of nature fade, 
Still will I sing through death's cold 
Christ for me ! Christ for me ! 

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A long time I wandered in darkness 
and sin, [shine in ; 

And wondered if ever the light would 

I heard Christian friends speak of 
raptures divine, 

And I wished — how I wished — that 

their Saviour were mine. 

I wished He were mine, yes, I wished He 

were mine ; [were mine. 

I wished — how I wished — that their Saviour 

2 I heard the glad gospel of " good-will 

to men " ; [again ; 

I read " whosoever " again and 

I said to my soul, " Can that promise 

be thine ? M [was mine. 

And then began hoping that Jesus 

I hoped He was mine, yes, I hoped He was 

And then began hoping that Jesus was mine. 

3 Oh, mercy surprising ! He saves even 

me! ["will I be;" 

" Thy portion for ever," He says, 

On His word I am resting — assurance 

divine : [He is mine. 

I am " hoping " no longer ; I know 

I know He is mine, yes, I know He is mine j 
I'm hoping no longer, I know He is mine. 

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'Twas Jesus, my Saviour, who died 
on the tree, [me ; 

To open a fountain for sinners like 

His blood is that fountain which 
pardon bestows, [it flows. 

And cleanses the foulest wherever 

For the Lion of Judah shall break every chain, 
And give us the victory again and again. 

2 And when I was willing with all 

things to part, [in my heart ; 

He gave me His blessing, His love 
So now I am joined with the conquer- 
ing band [command. 
Who are marching to glory at Jesus' 

3 Though round me the storms of 

adversity roll, [pass my soul, 
And the waves of destruction encom- 
In vain this frail vessel the tempest 

shall toss — [of the cross. 

My hope is secure through the blood 

4 And when with the ransomed, by 

Jesus, my Head, [be led ; 

From fountain to fountain I then shall 
I'll fall at His feet and His mercy 

And sing Hallelujah to God evermore. 



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'Tis the grandest theme through the 

ages rung, [tongue, 

'Tis the grandest theme for a mortal 

'Tis the grandest theme that the world 

e'er sung, 

" Our God is able to deliver thee ! " 

He is a - - - ble to deliver thee, 

He is a ble to deliver thee ; 

Though by sin opprest, go to Him for rest : 
" Our God is able to deliver thee ! " 

2 'Tis the grandest theme heard on 

earth or main, [strain, 

'Tis the grandest theme for a mortal 

Assurance and Testimony 

'Tis the grandest theme, tell it out 
" Our God is able to deliver thee 1 " 

3 'Tis the grandest theme, let the 

tidings roll [soul ; 

To the guilty heart, to the weary 

Look to God in faith, He will make 

thee whole : 

" Our God is able to deliver thee ! " 

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I am not skilled to understand 
What God hath willed, what God 

hath planned; 
I only know at His right hand 
Is One who is my Saviour ! 

2 I take Him at His word indeed : 

" Christ died for sinners " — this I 
For in my heart I find a need [read ; 
Of Him to be my Saviour ! 

3 That He should leave His place on 
And come for sinful man to die, [high, 
You count it strange ? — so once did I, 

Before I knew my Saviour 1 

4 And oh, that He fulfilled may see 
The travail of His soul in me, 
And with His work contented be, 

As I with my dear Saviour ! 

5 Yea, living, dying, let me bring 

My strength, my solace from this 

spring — 
That lie who lives to be my King 
Once died to be my Saviour ! 

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I came a wanderer, and alone, 
My way was dark as night ; 

I looked to Thee, O blessed One, 
And then I found the light. 

O Jesus, Saviour, Lamb of God, 
How much I owe to Thee, 

For all the wonders of Thy grace* 
And all Thy love to me ! 

2 I came with all my doubts and fears, 

No hope but in Thy Word ; 
And while I gazed upon the blood, 
Thy pardoning voice I heard. 

3 Oh, may the Spirit's power be felt 

In this poor heart of mine, [light, 
And make Thy Word my lamp and 
My shield and strength divine. 

4 Oh, teach me, Lord, Thy voice to 

Amid the surging throng; [know, 
Be Thou my hope, my life, my joy, 
My everlasting song. 





We have a firm foundation, 

Whose hope is in the Lord ; 
We have a blessed haven, 

Who anchor in His word : 
Though surges break around us, 

And clouds our sky may dim, 
He will not leave to perish 

One soul that clings to Him. 

Give praise to our Redeemer, oh, magnify 

His grace : [place. 

Oux everlasting portion, our sure abiding- 

2 We have a strong deliverer, 

Who trust His mighty arm ; 
Not all the hosts of darkness 

His chosen ones can harm ; 
His arm that brought salvation 

Defends them from above ; 
They rest within His mercy, 

O'ershadowed by His love. 

3 O love, that stooped from heaven 

To lift us up to God, 
O love, that to redeem us 

The path of sorrow trod ; 
Through yonder land of Beulah 

Glad harps with rapture ring, 
And numbers without number 

Its boundless triumph sing. 

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Loved with everlasting love, 

Led by grace that love to know ; 
Spirit, breathing from above, 

Thou hast taught me it is so ! 
Oh this full and perfect peace ! 

Oh this transport all divine ! 
In a love which cannot cease, 

I am His, and He is mine ; 
In a love which cannot cease, 

I am His, and He is mine. 

2 Heaven above is softer blue, 

Earth around is sweeter green ! 
Something lives in every hue 

Christless eyes have never seen : 
Birds with gladder songs o'erflow, 

Flowers with deeper beauties shine, 
Since I know, as now I know, 

I am His, and He is mine. 

3 Things that once were wild alarms 

Cannot now disturb my rest ; 
Closed in everlasting arms, 

Pillowed on the loving breast. 
Oh to lie for ever here, 

Doubt and care and self resign, 
While He whispers in my ear — 

I am His, and He is mine ! 

4 His for ever, only His ; 

Who the Lord and me shall part ! 
Ah, with what a rest of bliss 

Christ can fill the loving heart ! 
Heaven and earth may fade and flee, 

First-born light in gloom decline ; 
But, while God and I shall be, 

I am His and He is mine. 



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O Christ, in Thee my soul hath 
And found in Thee alone, [found, 

The peace, the joy I sought so long, 
The bliss till now unknown. 

Now none but Christ can satisfvj 
None other name for me : . . 

There's love, and life, and lasting joy 
Lord Jesus, found in Thee. 

2 I sighed for rest and happiness, 

I yearned for them, not Thee ; 
But while I passed my Saviour by, 
His love laid hold on me. 

3 I tried the broken cisterns, Lord, 

But ah ! the waters failed ! 
E'en as I stooped to drink they'd fled, 
And mocked me as I wailed. • 

4 The pleasures lost I sadly mourned, 

But never wept for Thee, 
Till grace the sightless eyes received 
Thy loveliness to see. 



The blessed Redeemer has found me, 
And shattered the fetters that bound 

Though all was confusion around me, 
He came and spoke peace to my 

In tenderest love He hath bought me, 
With patience He constantly sought 

The way of salvation He taught me, 
And made my heart perfectly whole. 

He saves me, He saves me, 
His love fills my soul, hallelujah ! 

I'll praise Him, I'll praise Him, 

His Spirit abideth within. 

He saves me. He saves mej 
His love fills my soul, hallelujah ! 

I'll praise Him, I'll praise Him, 

His blood cleanseth me from all sin. 

2 He sought me so long ere I knew Him, 
But finally winning me to Him, 
I yielded my all to pursue Him, 
And asked to be filled with His 
Although a vile sinner before Him, 
Through faith I was led to implore 

And now I rejoice and adore Him, 
Restored to His loving embrace. 
3 I never, no, never will leave Him, 
Grow weary of service and grieve 

I'll constantly trust and believe Him, 

Secure in His presence divine. 
Abiding in love ever flowing, [ing, 
In knowledge and grace ever grow- 
Confiding implicitly, knowing 
That Jesus the Saviour is mine. 

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I hear the Saviour say, 

" Thy strength indeed is small ; 
Child of weakness, watch and pray, 

Find in Me thine all in all." 

Jesus paid it all — 

All to Him I owe ; 

Sin had left a crimson stain ; 

He washed it white as snow. 

2 Lord, now indeed I find 

Thy power, and Thine alone, 
Can change the leper's spots, 
And melt the heart of stone. 

3 For nothing good have I 

Whereby Thy grace to claim — 
I'll wash my garments white 
In the blood of Calvary's Lamb. 

4 When from my dying bed 

My ransomed soul shall rise, 
Then " Jesus paid it all ! " 
Shall rend the vaulted skies. 

5 And when before the throne 

I stand in Him complete, 
I'll lay my trophies down, 
All down at Jesus' feet. 




There's a wonderful story I've heard 
long ago, [old " ; 

'Tis called " The sweet story of 
I hear it so often, wherever I go 

That same old story is told ; 
And I've thought it was strange that 
so often they'd tell 
That story as if it were new ; 
But I've found out the reason they 
loved it so well — 
That old, old story is true ! 

That old, old story is true, 
That old, old story is true ; 
But I've found out the reason they loved it so 
That old, old story is true ! [well — 

2 They told of a Saviour so lovely and 
That came to the earth to dwell, 


Assurance and Testimony 

To seek for His lost ones, and make 
them secure 
From death and the power of hell ; 
That He was despised, and with 
thorns He was crowned, 
On the cross was extended to view ; 
But oh, what sweet peace in my heart 
since I've found 
That old, old story is true ! 

But oh, what sweet peace in my heart since 
That old, old story is true 1 [I've found 

3 He arose and ascended to heaven, 

we're told, 
Triumphant o'er death and hell ; 
He's preparing a place in that city of 
gold, [dwell ; 

Where loved ones for ever may 
Where our kindred we'll meet, and 
we'll nevermore part ; 
And oh, while I tell it to you, 
It is peace to my soul, it is joy to my 
heart — 
That old, old story is true ! 

It is peace to my soul, it is joy to my heart- 
That old, old story is true 1 

4 Oh, that wonderful story I love to 

Of peace and goodwill to men ; 
There's no story to me that is half so 
As I hear it again and again. 
He invites you to come — He will 
freely receive, [you, 

And this message He sendeth to 
" There's a mansion in glory for all 
who believe," 
That old, old story is true. 

" There's a mansion in glory for all who 
That old, old story is true I [believe," 

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I know not why God's wondrous 

To me hath been made known ; 
Nor why — unworthy as I am — 

He claimed me for His own. 

But " I know whom I have believed j and 
am persuaded that He is able to keep that 
which I've committed unto Him against that 

2 I know not how this saving faith 

To me He did impart ; 
Or how believing in His Word 
Wrought peace within my heart. 

3 I know not how the Spirit moves, 

Convincing men of sin ; 
Revealing Jesus through the Word, 
Creating faith in Him. 


4 I know not what of good or ill 

May be reserved for me — 
Of weary ways or golden days 
Before His face I see. 

5 I know not when my Lord may come ; 

I know not how, nor where : 
If I shall pass the vale of death, 
Or " meet Him in the air." 




In Christ is love abounding, 

In Him redeeming grace ; 
In Him my daily manna, 

In Him my hiding-place. 
In Him there is atonement, 

In Him eternal life ; 
In Him a full salvation, 

In Him an end of strife. 

In Him ! . . In Him ! . . 
There's fulness of blessing in His service 
In Him ! . . In Him 1 . . [sweet j 
I am in Him complete I . . 

2 In Him I now am resting ; 

The half I cannot tell 
Of all the priceless blessings 

Which make my heart to swell 
With thankful adoration, 

As day by day I find 
His peace and grace sufficient, 

To keep both heart and mind. 

3 But when I see Thee, Jesus, 

W r hen face to face we meet — 
Then in Thine own dear image 

It will be far more sweet : 
Oh, then I'll sing my praises 

For all I've found in Thee ; 
And give to Him the glory 

Who has redeemed me. 





" Nearer the cross ! " my heart can 
I am coming nearer, [say, 

Nearer the cross from day to day, 

I am coming nearer ; 
Nearer the cross where Jesus died, 
Nearer the fountain's crimson tide, 
Nearer my Saviour's wounded side, 
I am coming nearer. 

2 Nearer the Christian's mercy-seat, 

I am coming nearer, 
Feasting my soul on manna sweet, 

I am coming nearer; 
Stronger in faith, more clear I see 
Jesus, who gave Himself for me ; 
Nearer to Him I still would be : 

Still I'm coming nearer. 

3 Nearer in prayer my hope aspires, 

I am coming nearer, 
Deeper the love my soul desires, 

I am coming nearer; 
Nearer the end of toil and care, 
Nearer the joy I long to share, 
Nearer the crown I soon shall wear : 

I am coming nearer. 



I know Thy hand upholdeth me, 
My Saviour and my God ; 

And step by step I'll follow Thee 
Where'er Thy feet have trod. 

I know in whom I have believed, 
And, knowing, I am blest j 

Thou art the Anchor of my soul — 
In Thee my hope shall rest. 

2 I know Thy hand upholdeth me, 

When doubt and danger near 
Would tempt me from the narrow way, 
Or fill my heart with fear. 

3 I know Thy hand upholdeth me, 

And will in safety keep 
My trusting heart, though I may pass 
Through waters dark and deep. 

4 I know Thy hand upholdeth me, 

And will my soul defend ; 
Sufficient is Thy grace, O Lord, 
To keep me to the end. 



Though I my Saviour may not see, 
Yet every hour He speaks to me ; 
And since I made of Him my choice, 
Oh, praise the Lord, I know His voice! 

I know His voice, . . . my Saviour's voice . . 
And oh, it makes . . . my heart rejoice, . . . 
Whenever He . . . shall speak to me > . . . 
Oh, praise the Lord ! I know His voice. . . . 

2 How often, though I see no form, 
I hear His voice above the storm ; 
He bids the waves their tumult cease : 
The sun breaks forth, and all is peace. 

3 He speaks to me of truth and right, 
Of joy and rest beyond our sight; 
He speaks to me of peace and love, 
And tells me of the home above. 



I wandered in the shades of night, 

Till Jesus came to me, 
And with the sunlight of His love 

Bid all my darkness flee. 
Sunlight, sunlight in my soul to-day ; . . . 
Sunlight, sunlight all along the way ; . . 
Since the Saviour found me, took away my 

sin, . . 
I have had the sunlight of His love within. 

2 Though clouds may gather in the sky, 

And billows round me roll, 
However dark the world may be, 
I've sunlight in my soul. 

3 While walking in the light of God, 

I sweet communion find ; 
I press with holy vigour on, 
And leave the world behind. 

4 I cross the wide extended fields, 

I journey o'er the plain, 
And in the sunlight of His love 
I reap the golden grain. 

5 Soon I shall see Him as He is, 

Who gave Himself for me ; 
Behold the brightness of His face 
Through all eternity. 




I looked to Jesus in my sin, 
My woe and want confessing ; 

Undone and lost I came to Him — 
I sought and found a blessing. 

" I looked . . to Him ; " . . 

'Tis true— His " Whosoever " j 
" He looked . . on me : . . 

And we were one for ever." 

2 I looked to Jesus on the cross ; 

For me I saw Him dying ; 
God's word believed — that all my sins 
Were there upon Him lying. 

3 I looked to Jesus there on high, 

From death upraised to glory ; 
I trusted in His power to save, 
Believed the old, old story. 

4 He looked on me — oh, look of love ! 

My heart by it was broken ; 
And with that look of love He gave 
The Holy Spirit's token. 

5 Now one with Christ, I find my peace 

In Him to be abiding ; 
And in His love for all my need, 
In childlike faith confiding. 

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I am redeemed, oh, praise the Lord ! 

My soul, from bondage free, 
Has found at last a resting-place 

In Him who died for me ! 

I am redeemed ! . . . I am redeemed I . . . 

I'll sing it o'er and o'er ; 
I am redeemed ! . . . Oh, praise the Lord I 

Redeemed for evermore I 

2 I looked, and lo, from Calvary's cross 

A healing fountain streamed ; 
It cleansed my heart, and now I sing, 
Praise God, I am redeemed ! 

3 The debt is paid, my soul is free ; 

And by His mighty power, 

Assurance and Testimony 

The blood that washed my sins away 
Still cleanseth every hour. 

4 All glory be to Jesus' name, 

I know that He is mine ! 
For on my heart the Spirit seals 
His pledge of love divine. 

5 And when I reach that world more 

Than mortal ever dreamed, [bright 
I'll cast my crown at Jesus' feet, 
And cry, " Redeemed, redeemed ! " 

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Have you on the Lord believed ? 

Still there's more to follow ; 
Of His grace have you received ? 

Still there's more to follow : 
Oh, the grace the Father shows ! 

Still there's more to follow ; 
Freely He His grace bestows, 

Still there's more to follow. 

More and more, more and more, 
Always more to follow ; 

Oh, His matchless, boundless lovel 
Still there's more to follow. 

2 Have you felt the Saviour near ? 
Does His blessed presence cheer ? 
Oh, the love that Jesus shows ! 
Freely He His love bestows. 

3 Have you felt the Spirit's power ? 
Falling like the gentle shower ? 
Oh, the power the Spirit shows ! 
Freely He His power bestows. 

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happy day, that fixed my choice 
On Thee, my Saviour and my God ! 
Well may this glowing heart rejoice, 
And tell its raptures all abroad. 

Happy day ! Happy day ! 
When Jesus washed my sins away ! 
He taught me how to watch and pray, 

And live rejoicing every day ; 

Happy day ! Happy day 1 
When Jesus washed my sins away I 

2 'Tis done, the great transaction's 

done — 

1 am my Lord's, and He is mine ; 
He drew me, and I followed on. 
Charmed to confess the voice divine. 

3 Now rest, my long-divided heart, 
Fixed on this blissful centre, rest ; 
Nor ever from thy Lord depart, 
With Him of every good possessed. 

4 High heaven, that heard the solemn 

That vow renewed shall daily hear, 
Till in life's latest hour I bow, 
And bless in death a bond so dear. 


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1 believed in God's wonderful mercy 

and grace ; [face ; 

Believed in the smile of His reconciled 

Believed in His message of pardon 

and peace : 

I believed, and I keep on believing ! 

Believe ! and the " feeling " may come or may 

Believe in the Word that was written to show 
That all who believe, their salvation may know ; 
Believe, and keep right on believing ! 

2 I believed in the work of my crucified 

Lord ; [His blood ; 

Believed in redemption alone through 
Believed in my Saviour by trusting 

His word : 
I believed, and I keep on believing ! 

3 I believed in the heart that was 

opened for me ; [and free ; 

Believed in the love flowing blessed 
Believed that my sins were all nailed 

to the tree : 
I believed, and I keep on believing ! 

4 I believed in Himself, as the true 

Living One ; [the throne ; 

Believed in His presence on high on 
Believed in His coming in glory full 

I believed, and I keep on believing ! 

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All my doubts I give to Jesus ! 

I've His gracious promise heard — 
I "shall never be confounded " — 

1 am trusting in that word. 

I am trusting, fully trusting, 
Sweetly trusting in His word ; 

I am trusting, fully trusting, 
Sweetly trusting in His word. 

2 All my sin I lay on Jesus ! 

He doth wash me in His blood ; 
He will keep me pure and holy, 
He will bring me home to God. 

3 All my fears 1 give to Jesus ! 

Rests my weary soul on Him ; 
Though my way be hid in darkness, 
Never can His light grow dim. 

4 All my joys I give to Jesus ! 

He is all I want of bliss ; 
He of all the worlds is Master — 
He has all I need in this. 

5 All I am I give to Jesus ! 

All my body, all my soul, 
All I have, and all I hope for, 
While eternal ages roll. 




Oh, precious heavenly knowledge, 

Surpassing earthly lore ; 
The love of God in Jesus, 

In all its boundless store. 

Known . . . and believed, . . . 

Glad ly received, . . . 

Won derful, won derful word : . .. 

Dwell ing in love, . . . 

Dwell ing in God, . . . 

Par doned and cleansed by the Blood . . . 

By God's own Word this knowledge 

To us has been revealed ; 
The written Word declares it, 

Through Him whom God hath 
By faith we have received it, [sealed, 

This love of God to men ; 
At Calvary we believed it, 

When He forgave our sin. 
The Spirit in us dwelling, 

Bears witness from above ; 
The gracious message telling, 

That God in Christ is love. 





I lay my sins on Jesus, 

The spotless Lamb of God ; 
He bears them all, and frees us 

From the accurs6d load. 
I bring my guilt to Jesus. 

To wash my crimson stains, 
White in His blood most precious, 

Till not a spot remains. 
I lay my wants on Jesus, 

All fulness dwells in Him ; 
He heals all my diseases, 

He doth my soul redeem. 
I lay my griefs on Jesus, 

My burdens and my cares : 
He from them all releases ; 

He all my sorrow shares. 
I rest my soul on Jesus, 

This weary soul of mine ; 
His right hand me embraces, 

I on His breast recline. 
I love the name of Jesus, 

Immanuel, Christ, the Lord : 
Like fragrance on the breezes, 

His name abroad is poured. 
I long to be like Jesus, 

Meek, loving, lowly, mild; 
I long to be like Jesus, 

The Father's holy child. 
I long to be with Jesus 

Amid the heavenly throng, 
To sing with saints His praises, 

To learn the angels' song. 





I've found a Friend; oh, such a 
Friend ! 

He loved me ere I knew Him ; 
He drew me with the cords of love, 

And thus He bound me to Him. 
And round my heart still closely twine 

Those ties which naught can sever, 
For I am His and He is mine, 

For ever and for ever ! 

2 I've found a Friend ; oh, such a 

Friend ! 

He bled, He died to save me ; 
And not alone the gift of life, 

But His own self He gave me ; 
Naught that I have my own I call, 

I hold it for the Giver : [all, 

My heart, my strength, my life, my 

Are His, and His for ever! 

3 I've found a Friend; oh, such a 

Friend ! 

All power to Him is given, 
To guard me on my onward course, 

And bring me safe to heaven. 
Th' eternal glories gleam afar, 

To nerve my faith endeavour : 
So now to watch ! to work ! to war ! 

And then — to rest for ever ! 

4 I've found a Friend; oh, such a 

Friend ! 

So kind, and true, and tender, 
So wise a Counsellor and Guide, 

So mighty a Defender ! 
From Him, who loves me now so well, 

What power my soul can sever ? 
Shall life ? or death ? or earth ? or 

No ! I am His for ever ! [hell ? 

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There is sunshine in my soul to-day, 

More glorious and bright 
Than glows in any earthly sky ; 
For Jesus is my light. 

Oh, there's sun shine, blessed sun 

shine, [roll ; . . . 

When the peaceful, happy moments 
When Jesus shows His smiling face, 
There is sunshine in my soul. 

2 There is music in my soul to-day, 

A carol to my King ; 
And Jesus, listening, can hear 
The songs I cannot sing. 

3 There is springtime in my soul to-day ; 

For, when the Lord is near, 
The dove of peace sings in my heart, 
The flowers of grace appear. 

Assurance and Testimony 

4 There is gladness in my soul to-day, 
And hope, and praise, and love; 
For blessings which He gives me now, 
For joys laid up above. 

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Blessed assurance — Jesus is mine ! 
Oh, what a foretaste of glory divine ! 
Heir of salvation, purchase of God ; 
Born of His Spirit, washed in His 

This is my story, this is my song, [blood. 
Praising my Saviour all the day long ; 
This is my story, this is my song, 
Praising my Saviour all the day long. 

2 Perfect submission, perfect delight, 
Visions of rapture burst on my sight ; 
Angels descending, bring from above 
Echoes of mercy, whispers of love. 

3 Perfect submission, all is at rest, 

I in my Saviour am happy and blest ; 
Watching and waiting, looking above, 
Filled with His goodness, lost in His 




What can wash away my stain ? 

Nothing but the blood of Jesus ! 
What can make me whole again ? 

Nothing but the blood of Jesus ! 

Oh, precious is the flow, 
That makes me white as snow ! 
No other fount I know, 
Nothing but the blood of Jesus ! 

2 For my cleansing this I see — 

Nothing but the blood of Jesus ! 
For my pardon this my plea — 
Nothing but the blood of Jesus ! 

3 Nothing can for sin atone — 

Nothing but the blood of Jesus ! 
Naught of good that I have done — 
Nothing but the blood of Jesus ! 

4 This is all my hope and peace — 

Nothing but the blood of Jesus ! 
This is all my righteousness — 
Nothing but the blood of Jesus ! 

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I will sing the wondrous story 

Of the Christ who died for me ; 
How He left His home in glory, 
For the cross on Calvary. 
Yes, I'll sing . . . the wondrous sto - - - ry 
Of the Christ . . . who died for me J . . . 

Sing it with . . . the saints in glo ry, 

Gathered by . . . the crystal sea. . . . 

2 I was lost ; but Jesus found me — 
Found the sheep that went astray ; 
Threw His loving arms around me, 
Drew me back into His way. 



3 I was bruised : but Jesus healed me — 

Faint was I from many a fall ; 
Sight was gone, and fears possessed me : 
But He freed me from them all. 

4 Days of darkness still come o'er me ; 

Sorrow's paths I often tread ; 
But the Saviour still is with me, 
By His hand I'm safely led. 

5 He will keep me till the river 

Rolls its waters at my feet ; 
Then He'll bear me safely over, 
Where the loved ones I shall meet. 



It came to me one precious day, 
That I had grieved my Lord away ; 
It smote me with a sense of loss, 
And drove me to His blessed cross. 

By faith I saw Him on the tree ; 
'Twas there His blood was shed for me ; 
And by that look, O love divine, 
I now am His, and He is mine. 

2 It came to me that joyful day, 
That He would take my sins away, 
If I to Him would trust my all, 
And on His name but humbly call. 

3 It came to me that golden day, 
That in my heart He'd come and stay, 
And there abide for evermore, 

If I would open wide the door. 



Standing on the promises of Christ 

my King, [ring ; 

Through eternal ages let His praises 

Glory in the highest, I will shout and 


Standing on the promises of God. 

Stand ing, . . stand ing, . . 

Standing on the promises of God my Saviour ; 

Stand ing, . . stand ing, . . 

I'm standing on the promises of God. 

2 Standing on the promises that cannot 

fail, [and fear assail, 

When the howling storms of doubt 
By the living word of God I shall 

Standing on the promises of God. 

3 Standing on the promises I now can 

see ' [blood for me ; 

Perfect, present cleansing in the 
Standing in the liberty where Christ 

makes free, 
Standing on the promises of God. 

4 Standing on the promises of Christ 

the Lord, [strong cord, 

Bound to Him eternally by love's 

Overcoming daily with the Spirit's 
Standing on the promises of God. 
5 Standing on the promises I cannot 
fall, [Spirit's call, 

Listening every moment to the 
Resting in my Saviour as my All in 
Standing on the promises of God. 



How sweet, my Saviour, to repose 
On Thine almighty power ! 

To feel Thy strength upholding me, 
Through every trying hour ! 

" Casting all . . your care upon Him, . . . 

Casting all . . your care upon Him, . . . 

Casting all . . your care upon Him, . . . 

For He careth, He careth for you." 

2 It is Thy will that I should cast 

My every care on Thee ; 
To Thee refer each rising grief, 
Each new perplexity ; 

3 That I should trust Thy loving care, 

And look to Thee alone, [rest, 

To calm each troubled thought to 
In prayer before Thy throne. 

4 Why should my heart then be distrest, 

By dread of future ill ? 
Or why should unbelieving fear 
My trembling spirit fill ? 

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Will your anchor hold in the storms 

of life? [of strife; 

When the clouds unfold their wings 
When the strong tides lift and the 

cables strain, [remain ? 

Will your anchor drift, or firm 

We have an anchor that keeps the soul 
Steadfast and sure while the billows roll ; 
Fastened to the Rock which cannot move, 
Grounded firm and deep in the Saviour's love ! 

2 Will your anchor hold in the strait3 

of fear ? [is near ; 

When the breakers roar and the reef 
While the surges rave, and the wild 

winds blow, [o'erflow ? 

Shall the angiy waves then your bark 

3 Will your anchor hold in the floods 

of death, [latest breath ? 

When the waters cold chill your 
On the rising tide you can never fail, 
While your anchor holds within the 


4 Will your eyes behold through the 

morning light [bright ? 

The city of gold, and the harbour 

Assurance and Testimony 

Will you anchor safe by the heavenly 

shore, [more ? 

When life's storms are past for ever- 



In ancient days, when Israel's host 

In darkest bondage lay, 
The Mighty power of God was 

He rolled the sea away, [shown — 

He rolls the sea away, 
He rolls the sea away ; 
With Jesus ever near, no foe have I to fear — 
He rolls the sea away. 

2 The waves of sin swept o'er my soul, 

Temptations held their sway, 
The Lord spoke peace, and pardon 
He rolled the sea away. [gave — 

3 Though doubts and fears obscure my 

With Jesus I will stay ; [path, 

He'll keep me near His loving heart, 
And roll the sea away. 

4 Lord Jesus, when in my last hour 

I face toward realms of day, 
Thy presence then shall pilot me, 
And roll the sea away. 



Now, in a song of grateful praise, 
To my dear Lord my voice I'll raise ; 
With all His saints I'll join to tell, 
My Jesus has done all things well ! 
And above the rest this note shall swell, 
This note shall swell, this note shall swell ; 
And above the rest this note shall swell : 
My Jesus has done all things well I 

2 1 low sovereign, wonderful, and free, 
Has been His love to sinful me ! 

He plucked me from the jaws of hell : 
My Jesus has done all things well ! 

3 Though many a fiery flaming dart 
The tempter levels at my heart— 
With this I all his rage repel : 

My Jesus has done all things well ! 

4 And when to that bright world I rise, 
And claim my mansion in the skies, 
Above the rest this note shall swell : 
My Jesus has done all things well ! 

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I hear the words of love, 

I gaze upon the blood, 
I see the mighty Sacrifice, 

And I have peace with God. 

'Tis everlasting peace ! 

Sure as Jehovah's name ; 
Tis stable as His steadfast throne, 

For evermore the same. 

3 The clouds may go and come, 
And storms may sweep my sky — 

This blood-sealed friendship changes 
The cross is ever nigh. [not : 

4 • My love is ofttimes low, 

My joy still ebbs and flows ; 
But peace with Him remains the 
No change Jehovah knows, [same — 

5 I change, He changes not, « 
The Christ can never die ; 

His love, not mine, the resting-place, 
His truth, not mine, the tie. 

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I'm not ashamed to own my Lord, 

Or to defend His cause ; 
Maintain the honour of His Word, 
The glory of His cross. 
At the cross 1 at the cross I where I first saw the 
And the burden of my heart rolled away ; . . . 
It was there by faith I received my sight, 
And now I am happy all the day ! 

2 Jesus, my God ! I know His name— 

His name is all my trust : 
Nor will He put my soul to shame, 
Nor let my hope be lost. 

3 Firm as His throne His promise 

And He can well secure [stands; 
What I've committed to His hands, 
Till the decisive hour. 

4 Then He will own my worthless name 

Before His Father's face ; 
And in the new Jerusalem 
Appoint my soul a place. 

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Till I learned to love Thy name, 

Lord, Thy grace denying, 
I was lost in sin and shame, 

Dying, dying, dying ! 

Hallelujah ! grace is free, 
This is now my story ; 

Jesus' blood avails for me— 
Glory ! glory ! glory I 

2 Peace the world could not impart, 

Dark and drear the morrow ; 
In my sad and weary heart, 
Sorrow, sorrow, sorrow I 

3 When I learned to love Thy name 

O Thou meek and lowly 1 
Rapture kindled to a flame — 
" Holy, holy, holy ! " 

4 Oh, that all the earth might ring 

With salvation's story, 
Till before the throne I sing, 
Glory ! glory ! glory ! 






Life wears a different face to me, 
Since I found my Saviour ; 

Rich mercy at His cross I see, 
My kind and loving Saviour. 

Doubts and fears have passed away, 
Jesus turns my night to day ; 
Heaven seems not so far away, 
Since I found my Saviour. 

2 He sought me in His wondrous love, 

Thus I found my Saviour ; 
He brought salvation from above, 
My own, my precious Saviour. 

3 Though passing clouds have inter- 

Since I found my Saviour, [vened 
Yet He is with me, though unseen, 
My ever-present Saviour. 

4 His hand still firmly holds my own, 

Since I found my Saviour ; 
He leads me onward to the throne, 
Oh, there I'll see my Saviour ! 


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I've found a joy in sorrow, 

A secret balm for pain, 
A beautiful to-morrow 

Of sunshine after rain ; 
I've found a branch of healing 

Near every bitter spring, 
A whispered promise stealing 

O'er every broken string. 

2 I've found a glad hosanna 

For every woe and wail ; 
A handful of sweet manna 

When grapes of Eshcol fail ; 
I've found a Rock of Ages 

When desert wells are dry ; 
And, after weary stages, 

I've found an Elim nigh. 

3 An Elim with its coolness, 

Its fountains, and its shade ; 
A blessing in its fulness, 

When buds of promise fade. 
O'er tears of soft contrition 

I've seen a rainbow light, 
A glory and fruition, 

So near ! — yet out of sight. 

4 My Saviour, Thee possessing, 

I have the joy, the balm, 
The healing and the blessing, 

The sunshine and the psalm ; 
The promise for the fearful, 

The Elim for the faint ; 
The rainbow for the tearful, 

The glory for the saint ! 

I am walking on the waves ! 

For my blest Redeemer saves, 
As I look with trustful eye unto Him : 

He upholds me all the way, 

And my heart is bright as day, 
For 'tis lit by heaven's ray — never dim. 

I am walking on the waves ! 
For my great Redeemer saves : 
I am walking with my Lord, on the waves. 

2 I am walking on the waves ! 
In my weakness Jesus saves, 

As I fully trust in Him every hour : 
He supports me with His arms, 
And He quiets my alarms, [power. 

And He Satan's hosts disarms, by His 

3 I am walking on the waves ! 
In my sorrows Jesus saves, 

As I everything resign to His will : 
All my burdens He doth bear, 
Every trouble He doth share — 

So my heart is free from care, and is 

4 I am walking on the waves ! [still. 
In temptations Jesus saves, [day ; 

As I trust His keeping grace all the 
For He always fights for me, 
And He gives me victory — 

So I sing rejoicingly, all the way. 



I will tell the precious story, 

And proclaim the wondrous love 
Of my Saviour now in glory, 

Seated on His throne above ; 
Once He came, despised, rejected, 

Everlasting life to bring ; 
Now exalted Prince and Saviour — 
He is Salem's mighty King ! 
He is Je - - sus crucified ; 
For am-- ined world He died j 
Now He reigns in heaven for ever 
With the saved and glorified. 

2 Though His name is high and holy, 

And His kingdom so secure, 
Yet He dwells with all the lowly, 

If their hearts are only pure ; 
Never yet was love so tender, 

Never promise half so sweet, 
Peace He gives when we surrender, 

Sitting meekly at His feet. 

3 When by sin and anguish driven 

With our needs before the throne, 
If we ask for bread from heaven, 

Will He give to us a stone ? 
No : He'll hear our sad repining, 

For He feels our every woe ; 
And will pour us out a blessing, 

That will surely overflow. 

4 Do you fear the coming morrow, 

With its crosses yet unknown ? 
Have you any care or sorrow 

That you cannot bear alone 7 
Do not yield to sad complaining, 

All your burdens on Him cast ; 
Let your light be ever shining, 

Faith will bring you home at last. 



Oh, how happy are they 

Who the Saviour obey, [above ! 
And have laid up their treasures 

Tongue can never express 

The sweet comfort and peace 
Of a soul in its earliest love. 

2 That sweet comfort was mine, 
When the favour divine [Lamb ; 

I received through the blood of the 
When my heart first believed, 
What a joy 1 received, 

What a heaven in Jesus's name ! 

3 'Twas a heaven below 
My Redeemer to know ; 

And the angels could do nothing more 

Than to fall at His feet, 

And the story repeat, 
And the Lover of sinners adore. 

4 Jesus all the day long 
Was my joy and my song ; 

Oh that all His salvation might see ! 

" He hath loved me," I cried ; 

" He hath suffered and died 
To redeem even rebels like me." 

5 Oh, the rapturous height 
Of that holy delight 

Which I felt in the life-giving blood ! 

Of my Saviour possessed, 

I was perfectly blessed, 
As if filled with the fulness of God. 




I know that Jesus ever lives, 
And has prepared a place for me ; 
And crowns of victory He gives 
To those who would His children be. 

Then ask me not to linger long 
Amid the gay and thoughtless throng ; 
For I am only waiting here 
To hear the summons : " Child, come home 1" 

2 I'm trusting Jesus Christ for all, 

I know His blood now speaks for me ; 
I'm listening for the welcome call, 
To say : " The Master waiteth thee ! " 

3 I'm now enraptured with the 

thought — 
I stand and wonder at His love — 

Assurance and Testimony 

That He from heaven to earth was 

To die, that I might live above. 
4 I know that Jesus soon will come ; 
I know the time will not be long, 
Till I shall reach my heavenly home, 
And join the everlasting song. 



Hallelujah ! Jesus saves me ; 
Oh, the sweet and precious story ! 
I will give Him all the glory, 
And adore His love to me. 

From oppression He has brought me ; 

From its bonds has set me free ; 
I will praise Him for His mercy ; 

Grace divine my song shall be. 

2 Hallelujah ! Jesus hears me ; [ing, 
When in prayer His throne address- 
While in faith I seek His blessing, 

Then His smile revealed I see. 

3 Hallelujah ! Jesus leads me ; 

I will doubt His promise never, 
But believing, follow ever 
Him who gave His life for me. 

4 Hallelujah ! Jesus keeps me ; 

In the Rock He safely hides me, 

Every comfort He provides me, 

Never friend so dear as He. 

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I know that my Redeemer lives, 

And ever prays for me ; 
A token of His love He gives, 
A pledge of liberty. 

2 I find Him lifting up my head ; 

He brings salvation near : 
His presence makes me free indeed ; 
And He will soon appear. 

3 He wills that I should holy be : 

What can withstand His will ? 
The counsel of His grace in me 
He surely shall fulfil. 

4 Jesus, I hang upon Thy word : 

I steadfastly believe 
Thou wilt return, and claim me, Lord. 
And to Thyself receive. 

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Majestic sweetness sits enthroned 

Upon the Saviour's brow ; 
His head with radiant glories crowned, 
His lips with grace o'erflow. 
2 No mortal can with Him compare 
Among the sons of men ; 
Fairer is He than all the fair 
That fill the heavenly train. 


3 He saw me plunged in deep distress, 

He flew to my relief; 
For me He bore the shameful cross, 
And carried all my grief. 

4 To Him I owe my life and breath, 

And all the joys I have ; 
He makes me triumph over death, 
He saves me from the grave. 

5 To heaven, the place of His abode, 

He brings my weary feet ; 
Shows me the glories of my God, 
And makes my joy complete. 

6 Since from His bounty I receive 

Such proofs of love divine, 
Had I a thousand hearts to give, 
Lord, they should all be Thine ! 




Amazing grace ! how sweet the sound 

That saved a wretch like me ; 
I once was lost, but now am found ; 

Was blind, but now I see. 
'Twas grace that taught my heart to 

And grace my fears relieved ; [fear, 
How precious did that grace appear 

The hour I first believed 1 
Through many dangers, toils, and 

I have already come : [snares, 

*Tis grace that brought me safe thus 

And grace will lead me home, [far, 
Yes, when this heart and flesh shall 

And mortal life shall cease, [fail, 
I shall possess within the vail 

A life of joy and peace. 


Far away my steps had wandered, 
Long in paths of sin I strayed, 

Till my wayward heart deceived me, 
And the world my trust betrayed : 

Then I cried, " There's none can 

help me, [woe," 

None whose love can soothe my 

When I heard a voice that whispered, 

, " Child, I loved thee iong ago." 

** Long ago, . . long ago ; . . 
Child, I loved thee long ago ; " 
Oh, how sweet the voice that whispered, 
" Child, I loved . . thee long ago ! " 

Through His mercy He received me, 

All my sins He washed away ; 
At His feet I knelt and praised Him 

For the joy I found that day. 
Now amid the verdant pastures, 

Where the tranquil waters flow, 
Still 1 hear His voice repeating, 

" Child. I loved thee long ago." 

Come to Him, O heavy laden, 

Only trust, and He'll forgive ; 
To the cross, where once He suffered, 

Lo, He bids thee look and live. 
If by faith and true repentance 

Thou wilt ask His love to know — 
Surely thou wilt hear Him answer, 

"Child, I loved thee long ago." 

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I will sing of my Redeemer, 
And His wondrous love to me ; 

On the cruel cross He suffered, 
From the curse to set me free. 

. of my Redeemer I . . . 
. . . He purchased me I . 

He sealed my par - don, 
. . and made me free. . . 

Sing, oh sing . . 
With His blood 
On the cross . . . 
Paid the debt, . 

I will tell the wondrous story, 

How my lost estate to save, 
In His boundless love and mercy, 

He the ransom freely gave. 
I will praise my dear Redeemer, 

His triumphant power I'll tell ; 
How the victory He giveth 

Over sin, and death, and hell. 

I will sing of my Redeemer, 
And His heavenly love to me ; 

He from death to life hath brought 
Son of God, with Him to be. [me, 

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I once was a stranger to grace and to 
God ; [my load ; 

I knew not my danger, and felt not 

Though friends spoke in rapture of 
Christ on the tree, [me. 

" Jehovah Tsidkenu " was nothing to 

Like tears from the daughters of Zion 
that roll, [His soul, 

I wept when the waters went over 

Yet thought not that my sins had 
nailed to the tree [to me. 

" Jehovah Tsidkenu " — 'twas nothing 

When free grace awoke me, by light 
from on high, [to die ; 

Then legal fears shook me, I trembled 

No refuge, no safety, in self could I 
see; [must be. 

" Jehovah Tsidkenu " my Saviour 

My terrors all vanished before the 
sweet name ; [ness I came 

My guilty fears banished, with bold- 

To drink at the fountain, life-giving 
and free : [to me. 

" Jehovah Tsidkenu " was all things 

5 E'en treading the valley, the shadow 

of death, [ing breath ; 

This watchword shall rally my falter- 

For, when from life's fever my God 

sets me free, [shall be. 

" Jehovah Tsidkenu " my death-song 


O brother, have you told how the 

Lord forgave ? [again ; 

Let us hear you tell it over once 

Thy coming to the cross where He 

died to save, [again. 

Let us hear you tell it over once 

Are you walking now in His blessed 

light ? [stain ? 

Are you cleansed from every guilty 

Is He your joy by day and your song 

by night ? [again. 

Let us hear you tell it over once 

Let us hear . . . you tell it o - ver, . . tell it 
o ver once again ; . . . 

Tell the sweet and blessed story, 

It will help you on to glory — 
Let us hear you tell it over once again. 

2 When toiling up the way, was the 

Saviour there ? [again ; 

Let us hear you tell it over once 

Did Jesus bear you up in His tender 

care ? [again. 

Let us hear you tell it over once 

Never have you found such a friend 

as He, [and pain ; 

Who can help you 'midst the toil 

Oh, all the world should hear what 

He's done for thee ; [again. 

Let us hear you tell it over once 

3 Was ever on your tongue such a 

bless6d theme ? [again ; 

Let us hear you tell it over once 

'Tis ever sweeter far than the sweetest 

dream — [again. 

Let us hear you tell it over once 

There are aching hearts in the world's 

great throng, [in vain ; 

Who have sought for rest, and all 

Hold Jesus up to them by your word 

and song ; [again. 

Let us hear you tell it over once 

4 The battles you have fought and the 

victories won, [again ; 

Let us hear you tell it over once 

Twill help them on the way who 

have just begun — [again. 

Let us hear you tell it over once 

We are striving now with the hosts 

of sin, . [shall reign ; 

Soon with Christ our Saviour we 

Assurance and Testimony 

Ye ransomed of the Lord, try a soul 

to win ; [again. 

Let us hear you tell it over ones 

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I will praise the Lord with heart and 
And in Him I will rejoice ; [voice, 

I will sing His wondrous love to me, 
And this my song shall be : 

He hath taken . all . my sins away ; . . 
Praise His holy name ! Praise His holy came 

He hath taken . all . my sins away, . . 
Hallelujah to His name ! 

2 When I came, with all my sin opprest, 

Unto Him for peace and rest, 
Then He heard my prayer and set me 
And this my song shall be: [free, 

3 I will praise Him with my latest 

For the victory over death ; 
I will praise Him through eternity, 
And this my song shall be : 


Jesus, my All, to heaven is gone, 
He whom I fixed my hopes upon ; 
His track I see, and I'll pursue 
The narrow way, till Him I view. 

2 The way the holy prophets went, 
The road that leads from banishment, 
The King's highway of holiness, 

I'll go, for all His paths are peace. 

3 This is the way I long have sought. 
And mourned because I found it not ; 
My grief and burden long have been, 
Because I could not cease from sin. 

4 The more I strove against its power, 
I sinned and stumbled but the more ; 
Till late I heard my Saviour say, 

" Come hither, soul, I am the Way." 

5 Lo ! glad I come; and Thou, blest 
Shalt take me to Thee as I am ; [Lamb, 
Nothing but sin have I to give ; 
Nothing but love shall I receive. 

6 Now will I tell to sinners round 
What a dear Saviour I have found ; 
I'll point to Thy redeeming blood, 
And say, " Behold the way to God." 

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When peace, like a river, attendeth 

my way, [roll ; 

When sorrows, like sea-billows, 

Whatever my lot, Thou hast taught 

me to know, 

" It is well, it is well with my soul." 


It is well . . . with my soul, . . . 
It is well, it is well with my soul. 

2 Though Satan should buffet, though 

trials should come, 
Let this blest assurance control, 
That Christ hath regarded my helpless 

estate, [my soul. 

And hath shed His own blood for 

3 My sin — oh, the bliss of this glorious 

thought ! 
My sin — not in part, but the whole, 
Is nailed to His cross; and I bear it 

no more : [O my soul ! 

Praise the Lord, praise the Lord, 

4 For me, be it Christ, be it Christ 

hence to live ! 
If Jordan above me shall roll, 
No pang shall be mine, for in death 

as in life [my soul. 

Thou wilt whisper Thy peace to 

5 But, Lord, 'tis for Thee, for Thy 

coming, we wait ; 
The sky, not the grave, is our goal : 
Oh, trump of the Angel ! oh, voice 

of the Lord ! [soul ! 

Blessed hope ! blessed rest of my 

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My hope is built on nothing less 
Than Jesus' blood and righteousness ; 
I dare not trust the sweetest frame, 
But wholly lean on Jesus' name. 

On Christ, the solid Rock, I stand ; 
All other ground is sinking sand, 
All other ground is sinking sand. 

2 When darkness hides His lovely face, 
I rest on His unchanging grace; 

In every high and stormy gale, 
My anchor holds within the vail. 

3 His oath, His covenant, His blood, 
Support me in the 'whelming flood ; 
When all around my soul gives way, 
He then is all my hope and stay. 

4 When He shall come with trumpet 

On ,may I then in Him be found, 
Clothed in His righteousness alone, 
Faultless to stand before the throne ! 



Drawing near with full assurance; 
Ah, my soul, how can it be ? 

How canst thou, condemned and sin- 
Think of God as near to thee ? [ful, 

Full assurance ! I am trusting 

In a Saviour crucified ; 
Full assurance ! Jesus saved me, 

When upon the cross He died. 

2 He is faithful that has promised ; 

Here my soul has found its rest, 
And by fully trusting Jesus, 
With assurance I am blest. 

3 Sins to be no more remembered, 

Full remission in His blood, 
Made by Him an heir of heaven, 
Made by Him a child of God. 

4 So I come, my sins confessing, 

Boldly come, without a fear ; 

All my right in Christ possessing, 

To the Father drawing near. 


There's not a friend like the lowly 

No, not one ! no, not one ! [Jesus, 
None else could heal all our soul's dis- 

No, not one ! no, not one ! [eases, 

Jesus knows all about our struggles, 
He will guide till the day is done ; 

There's not a friend like the lowly Jesus, 
No, not one ! no, not one ! 

2 No friend like Him is so high and holy, 

No, not one ! no, not one ! 
And yet no friend is so meek and 
No, not one ! no, not one ! [lowly, 

3 There's not an hour that He is not 

No, not one ! no, not one ! [near us, 

No night so dark but His love can 

No, not one ! no, not one ! [cheer us, 

4 Did ever saint find this Friend forsake 

No, not one ! no, not one ! [him ? 

Or sinner find that He would not take 

No, not one ! no, not one ! [him ? 

5 Was e'er a gift like the Saviour given ? 

No, not one ! no, not one ! 
Will He refuse us a home in heaven ? 
No, not one ! no, not one ! 

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Jesus ! and shall it ever be, 
A mortal man ashamed of Thee ? 
Ashamed of Thee, whom angels praise, 
Whose glories shine through endless 
days ! 

2 Ashamed of Jesus ! that dear Friend 
On whom my hopes of heaven depend ? 
No ; when I blush, be this my shame, 
That I no more revere His name. 

3 Ashamed of Jesus ! yes, I may, 
When I've no guilt to wash away ; 
No tear to wipe, no good to crave, 
No fears to quell, no soul to save. 

4 Till then — nor is my boasting vain — 
Till then, I boast a Saviour slain ! 
And oh, may this my glory be, 
That Christ is not ashamed of me ! 

Aspirations after Heaven 

906 (K) 

I was once far away from the Saviour, 
As vile as a sinner could be, 

And I wondered if Christ the Re- 
Could save a poor sinner like me. 

2 I wandered on in the darkness, 

Not a ray of light could I see ; 
And the thought filled my heart with 
sadness, [me. 

There's no hope for a sinner like 

3 And then, in that dark lonely hour, 

A voice sweetly whispered to me, 
Saying, " Look unto Me ! — I have 
To save a poor sinner like thee." 

4 I listened: and lo ! 'twas the Saviour 

That was speaking so kindly to me ; 

And I cried, " I'm the chief of sinners ; 

Canst Thou save a poor sinner like 


5 I then fully trusted in Jesus ; 

And oh, now a joy came to me ! 
My heart was filled with His praises, 
For saving a sinner like me. 

6 No longer in darkness I'm walking, 

The light is now shining on me ; 
And now unto others I'm telling, 
How He saved a poor sinner like me. 

7 And when life's journey is over, 

And I the dear Saviour shall see, 
I'll praise Him for ever and ever, 
For saving a sinner like me ! 

Aspirations after Heaven 




Give me the wings of faith to rise 
Within the vail, and see [joys, 

The saints above, how great their 
How bright their glories be. 

Many are the friends who are waiting to-day, 
Happy on the golden strand ; 

Many are the voices calling us away 
To join their glorious band — 

Calling us away, calling us away, 
Calling to the better land. 

2 Once they were mourners here below, 

And poured out cries and 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. 

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Beautiful valley of Eden ! 

Sweet is thy noontide calm , 
Over the hearts of the weary, 
Breathing thy waves of balm. 
Beautiful valley of Eden ! 

Home of the pure and blest, . . 
How often, amid the wild billows, 
I dream of thy rest — sweet rest ! 

2 Over the heart of the mourner 

Shineth thy golden day, 
Wafting the songs of the angels 
Down from the far-away. 

3 There is the home of my Saviour, 

There, with the blood-washed 
Over the highlands of glory [throng, 
Rolleth the great new song. 

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When I shall wake in that fair morn 

of morns, [returns, 

After whose dawning never night 

And with whose glory day eternal 

burns — 
I shall be satisfied, be satisfied ! 
I shall be satisfied, I shall be satisfied, 
When I shall wake in that fair morn of morns 

1 shall be satisfied, I shall be satisfied. 
When I shall wake in that fair morn of morns 

2 When I shall see Thy glory face to 

face, [child embrace, 

When in Thine arms Thou wilt Thy 
When Thou shalt open all Thy store 

of grace — 
I shall be satisfied, be satisfied ! 

3 When I shall meet with those that I 

have loved, [removed, 

Clasp in my arms the dear ones long 
And find how faithful Thou to me 

hast proved — 
I shall be satisfied, be satisfied ! 

4 When I shall gaze upon the face of 

Him [dim, 

Who died for me, with eye no longer 
And praise Him with the everlasting 

hymn — 
I shall be satisfied, be satisfied ! 

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Oh for the peace that floweth as a 

river, [and smile ; 

Making life's desert places bloom 

Oh for the faith to grasp Heaven's 

bright "for ever," [while." 

Amid the shadows of earth's " little 

2 " A little while " for patient vigil 

keeping, [the strong ; 

To face the storm and wrestle with 


" A little while " to sow the seed with 

weeping, [harvest song. 

Then bind the sheaves and sing the 

3 " A little while " the earthen pitcher 

taking [mountains fed ; 

To wayside brooks, from far-off 

Then the parched lip its thirst for 

ever slaking [head. 

Beside the fulness of the Fountain- 

4 " A little while " to keep the oil from 

failing, [lamp to trim, 

" A little while " faith's flickering 

And then the Bridegroom's coming 

footsteps hailing, 
We'll haste to meet Him with the 

bridal hymn. 




Gliding o'er life's fitful waters, 
Heavy surges sometimes roll ; 

And we sigh for yonder haven, 
For the Home-land of the soul. 

Blessed Home-land, ever fair I 
Sin can never enter there ; 

But the soul, to life awaking, 
Everlasting joy shall share. 

2 Oft we catch a faint reflection 

Of its bright and vernal hills ; 
And though distant, how we hail it ! — 
How each heart with rapture thrills ! 

3 To our Father, and our Saviour, 

To the Spirit, Three in One, 
We shall sing glad songs of triumph 
When our harvest work is done. 

4 'Tis the weary pilgrim's Home-land, 

Where each throbbing care shall 
And our longings and our yearnings, 
Like the waves, be hushed to peace. 

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Shall we all meet at home in the 

morning, [sea, 

On the shores of the bright crystal 

With the loved ones who long have 

been waiting ? 

What a meeting indeed it will be ! 

Gathered home ! . . . gathered home ! . . . 

On the shores of the bright crystal sea ! 
Gathered home ! . . . gathered home ! . . . 

With our loved ones for ever to be 1 

2 Shall we all meet at home in the 
And from sorrow for ever be free ? 
Shall we join in the songs of the ran- 
somed ? 
What a meeting indeed it will be 1 

3 Shall we all meet at home in the 
Our blessed Redeemer to see ? 
Shall we know and be known by our 
loved ones ? 
What a meeting indeed it will be ! 




Shall we meet beyond the river. 
Where the surges cease to roll ? 
Where, in all the bright " for ever," 
Sorrow ne'er shall press the soul ? 
Shall we meet ? shall we meet ? 
Shall we meet ? shall we meet ? 
Shall we meet beyond the river, 
Where the surges cease to roll ? 

2 Shall we meet in that blest harbour, 

When our stormy voyage is o'er ? 
Shall we meet and cast the anchor 
By the fair celestial shore ? 

3 Shall we meet in yonder city, 

Where the towers of crystal shine ? 
Where the walls are all of jasper, 
Built by workmanship divine ? — 

4 Where the music of the ransomed 

Rolls its harmony around, 
And creation swells the chorus 
With its sweet melodious sound ? 

5 Shall we meet with many a loved one 

That was torn from our embrace ? 
Shall we listen to their voices, 
And behold them face to face ? 

6 Shall we meet with Christ our Saviour, 

When He comes to claim His own ? 
Shall we know His blessed favour, 
And sit down upon His throne ? 

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Oh to be over yonder,* 
In that bright land of wonder, 
Where the angel-voices mingle, and 
the angel-harps do ring ! 
To be free from care and sorrow, 
And the anxious, dread to-morrow, 
To rest in light and sunshine in the 
presence of the King ! 

Oh ... to be over yonder 1 
In . . that land of wonder, . . 
There . . to be for ever 
In the presence of the King ! 

2 Oh to be over yonder ! 

My longing heart grows fonder 
Of looking to the far-off east, to see 
the day-star bring 
Some tidings of the awaking — 
Of the cloudless, pure daybreaking : 

* By Miss Florence Armstrong. From *' Thb 
King in His Beauty," by special permission. 

Aspirations after Heavei 

My heart is yearning — yearning for 
the coming of the King. 

3 Oh to be over yonder ! 
Alas ! I sigh and ponder — 

Why clings this poor weak heart of 

mine to any earthly thing ? 

For each earthly tie must sever, 

And pass away for ever : 

There's no more separation in the 

presence of the King ! 

4 Oh, when shall I be dwelling 
Where angel voices, swelling 

In triumphant hallelujahs, make the 

vaulted heavens ring ? — [ing, 

Where the pearly gates are gleam- 

And the Morning Star is beaming? 

Oh, when shall I be yonder in the 

presence of the King ? 

5 Ob, when shall I be yonder ? 
The longing groweth stronger 

To join in all the praises the redeemed 
ones do sing, 
Within those heavenly places, 
Where the angels veil their faces, 
In awe and adoration, in the presence 

[of the King ! 

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In robes made white through Jesus 5 

We soon shall meet beyond the flood, 
And hold sweet converse, free from 
Nor ever fear to part again, [pain, 
Beyond the swelling flood 1 
Beyond . . the swelling flood ! 
Beyond . . the swelling flood ! 
Beyond . . the swelling flood, 
We'll meet to part no more I 
Beyond the swelling flood ! 

2 I fear not now what ills may come : 
By faith I see my heavenly home, 
And hear the angel voices say, 

** Thy God shall wipe all tears away," 
Beyond the swelling flood ! 

3 O meeting blest, with friends so dear ! 
What sounds shall greet the listening 

ear ! 
What thrills of rapture wake the soul 
As back those golden gates shall roll, 
Beyond the swelling flood ! 

4 Dear Saviour, guide my willing feet, 
That I may have that joy complete ; 
And live to praise through endless day 
The love that dries all tears away, 

Beyond the swelling flood ! 

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Only a few more years, 
Only a few more cares ; 

Only a few more smiles and tears, 
Only a few more prayers, 

2 Only a few more wrongs, 
Only a few more sighs ; 

Only a few more earthly songs, 
Only a few good-byes. 

3 Then an eternal stay ; 
Then an eternal throng ; 

hen an eternal, glorious day; 
Then an eternal song ! 

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" For ever with the Lord ! " 

Amen, so let it be ; 
Life from the dead is in that word, 

'Tis immortality. 

Here in the body pent, 

Absent from Him I roam, 
Yet nightly pitch my moving tent, 

A day's march nearer home. 

Nearer home, nearer home, 
A day's march nearer home. 

2 My Father's house on high, 
Home of my soul ; how near 

At times to faith's foreseeing eye 

Thy golden gates appear ! 

Ah, then my spirit faints 

To reach the land I love ; 
The bright inheritance of saints, 

Jerusalem above. 

3 Yet clouds will intervene, 
And all my prospect flies ; 

Like Noah's dove, I flit between 
Rough seas and stormy skies. 
Anon the clouds depart, 
The winds and waters cease ; 

While sweetly o'er my gladdened heart 
Expands the bow of peace, 

4 I hear at morn and even, 

At noon and midnight hour— 
The choral harmonies of heaven 

Earth's Babel-tongues o'erpower — 

That resurrection word, 

That shout of victory, 
Once more: "For ever with the 

Amen, so let it be ! [Lord ! " 

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For thee, O dear, dear country, 

Mine eyes their vigils keep ; 
For very love, beholding 

Thy happy name, they weep. 
The mention of thy glory 

Is unction to the breast, 
And medicine in sickness, 

And love, and life, and rest. 


2 With jasper glow thy bulwarks, 

Thy streets with emeralds blaze ; 
The sardius and the topaz 

Unite in thee their rays ; 
Thine ageless walls are bonded 

With amethyst unpriced ; 
The saints build up its fabric, 

The cornerstone is Christ. 

3 Thou hast no shore, fair ocean ; 

Thou hast no time, bright day; 
Dear fountain of refreshment 

To pilgrims far away : 
Upon the Rock of Ages 

They raise thy holy tower ; 
Thine is the victor's laurel, 

And thine the golden dower. 

4 Oh, sweet and blessed country, 

The home of God's elect ! 
Oh, sweet and blessed country, 

That eager hearts expect ! 
Jesus, in mercy bring us 

To that dear land of rest, 
Who art, with God the Father, 

And Spirit, ever blest. 



Oh, glorious hope of perfect love ! 
It lifts me up to things above ; 

It bears on eagle's wings ; 
It gives my ravished soul a taste, 
And makes me for some moments 

With Jesus' priests and kings, [feast 

2 Rejoicing now in earnest hope, 

I stand, and from the mountain-top 

See all the land below : 
Rivers of milk and honey rise, 
And all the fruits of paradise 

In endless plenty grow. 

3 A land of corn, and wine, and oil. 
Favoured with God's peculiar smile, 

With every blessing blest; [ness, 
There dwells the Lord our Righteous- 
And keeps His own in perfect peace 

And everlasting rest. 

4 Oh, that at once I might go up ! 
No more on this side Jordan stop, 

But now the land possess : 
This moment end my legal years, 
Sorrows, and sins, and doubts, and 

A howling wilderness. [fears, 

5 Now, O my Joshua, bring me in ! 
Cast out Thy foes ; the inward sin, 

The stony heart remove ; 
The purchase of Thy death divide ; 
And oh, with all the sanctified, 

Give me Thy perfect love. 





land of rest, for thee I sigh ! 
When will the moment come, 

When I shall lay my armour by, 
And dwell in peace at home ? 
We'll work . . till Jesus comes ; 
We'll work . . till Jesus comes ; 
We'll work . . till Jesus comes j 
And we'll be gathered home. 

No tranquil joys on earth I know, 

No peaceful sheltering dome ; 
This world's a wilderness of woe, 

This world is not my home. 
To Jesus Christ I fled for rest : 

He bade me cease to roam, 
And lean for succour on His breast, 

Till He conduct me home. 

1 sought at once my Saviour's side : 

No more my steps shall roam ; 
With Him I'll brave death's chilling 
And reach my heavenly home, [tide, 





I sail . . in the light . . . that shines . . 
from the cross, . . . 
Right o'er life's troubled sea; . . . 

1 steer my soul to glory's goal 

By the rays from Calvary. . . . 

Then sail in the light, . . . 
Oh, sail in the light, . . . 

Ye children of the Gospel day ; . . 
From Cal - - vary's cross 
To glo - - ry's crown 

Ye have the light alway. . . . 

2 I sail . . in the light . . . that shines . . 

from the cross, . . . 
And by that light I see . . . 
The visage fair of Him who there 
Laid down His life for me. . . . 

3 I sail . . in the light . . . that shines . . 

from the cross, . . . 
So bright it shines for me ; . . . 
Its beams will guide safe o'er the tide 
To the land where I would be. . . . 

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The home beyond the shadows, 

Where all is calm and still ; 
Where holy joy and gladness 

The troubled heart shall fill : 
I'm longing for the Homeland, 

With golden gates so fair, 
That ever stand wide open 

To welcome pilgrims there. 

2 The home beyond the shadows, 

Beyond the crystal sea ; 
The home of many mansions, 
Where rest remains for me : 

I'm waiting, only waiting, 

Its hallowed peace to share ; 
I long its gates to enter, 

With loved ones gathered there. 
3 The home beyond the shadows 

Hath neither pain nor tears ; 
But through its cloudless regions 

The Light of Life appears — 
Dispelling every sorrow, 

Removing every care, 
And giving rest eternal 

To all who enter there. 

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We speak of the land of the blest, 

That country so bright and so fair, 

And oft are its glories confessed ; 

But what must it be to be there ! 

To be there ! ... to be there ! . . . 
Oh, what must it be to be there ! . . . 
To be there 1 ... to be there ! . . 
Ohj what must it be to be there ! 

2 We speak of its pathways of gold, 
Its walls decked with jewels so rare, 
Its wonders and pleasures untold ; 
But what must it be to be there ! 

3 We speak of its peace and its love, 
The robes which the glorified wear, 
The songs of the blessed above ; 
But what must it be to be there ! 

4 We speak of its freedom from sin, 
From sorrow, temptation, and care, 
From trials without and within ; 
But what must it be to be there ! 

5 Do Thou, Lord, in pleasure or woe, 
For heaven our spirits prepare ; 
Then shortly we also shall know, 
And feel what it is to be there ! 




There is a home eternal, 

Beautiful and bright, 
Where sweet joys supernal 

Never are dimmed by night ; 
White-robed angels are singing 

Ever around the bright throne ; 
When, oh, when shall I see thee, 

Beautiful, beautiful Home ? 

Home ! beautiful Home ! . . . 
Bright, beautiful Home ! . . . 
Bright Home of our Saviour, 
Bright, . . beautiful Home ! 

2 Flowers are ever springing 

In that Home so fair ; 
Little children singing 

Praises to Jesus there. 
How they swell the glad anthem, 

Ever around the bright throne ! 

Aspirations after Heaven 

When, oh, when shall I see thee, 

Beautiful, beautiful Home ? 
3 Soon shall I join the ransomed, 

Far beyond the sky ; 
Christ is my salvation, 

Why should I fear to die ? 
Soon my eyes shall behold Him 

Seated upon the bright throne ; 
Then, oh then, shall I see thee, 

Beautiful, beautiful Home ! 

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We would see Jesus — for the shadows 

lengthen [life ; 

Across this little landscape of our 

We would see Jesus, our weak faith 

to strengthen [strife. 

For the last weariness — the final 

2 We would see Jesus — the great Rock 

foundation, [sovereign grace ; 

Whereon our feet were set with 

Not life, nor death, with all their 

agitation, . [face. 

Can thence remove us, if we see His 

3 We would see Jesus — other lights are 

paling, [joiced to see ; 

Which for long years we have re- 

The blessings of our pilgrimage are 

failing : [go to Thee. 

We would not mourn them, for we 

4 We would see Jesus — this is all we're 

needing, [with the sight ; 

Strength, joy, and willingness, come 

We would see Jesus, dying, risen. 

pleading, [mortal night I 

Then welcome, day, and farewell, 

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I would not live alway : I ask not to 
stay [o'er the way ; 

Where storm after storm rises dark 

The few lurid mornings that dawn on 
us here [for its cheer. 

Are enough for life's woes, full enough 

2 I would not live alway, thus fettered 

by sin — [within : 

Temptation without, and corruption 
E'en the rapture of pardon is mingled 

with fears, [penitent tears. 

And the cup of thanksgiving with 

3 I would not live alway : no, welcome 

the tomb ! [not its gloom ; 

Since Jesus hath lain there I dread 
There sweet be my rest, till He bid me 

arise [from the skies. 

To hail Him in triumph descend 


4 Who, who would live alway, away 

from his God, [abode, 

Away from yon heaven, that blissful 
Where the rivers of pleasure flow o'er 

the bright plains, [reigns ? 

And the noontide of glory eternally 

5 Where the saints of all ages in har- 

mony meet, [ported to greet ; 
Their Saviour and brethren trans- 
While the anthems of rapture un- 
ceasingly roll, [of the soul ! 
And the smile of the Lord is the feast 

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After the darkest hour 
The morning draweth nigh ; 

After the tempest's power, 
The clear blue sky. 

2 After the drifting snow, 

The sunny days of calm ; 
After the crushing blow, 
God's healing balm. 

3 After the sad good-bye 

New friends around us throng ; 
After the burdened sigh, 
The sweetest song. 

4 After the cross of tears, 

The crown of joy is given; 
After earth's weary years, 
The rest of heaven. 


Heaven Anticipated 


We are march ing to a city 

On the hill ... of Zion fair ; 
With its beauty and its splendour, 

There's no other can compare : . . . 
Soon with all . . . the ransomed army, 

In their pure . . . and bright array, 
We shall gather in the morning, 

Where the shadows flee away. . . . 

2 By the martyrs and apostles, 

And the holy men of old, 
Will the story of redemption 

Through eternal years be told : 
We shall hear and join the chorus 

In that realm of endless day, 
When we gather in the morning, 

Where the shadows flee away. 

3 There are voices we remember, 

There are friends we dearly love ; 
We shall meet them at the portals 

Of that city built above : 
And our Saviour's " Come, ye 

All our trials will repay, [blessed ! " 
When we gather in the morning, 

Where the shadovs flee away. 


'Tis only a little way on to my home, 
And there in its sunshine for ever I'll 

roam ; [with song, 

While all the day long I journey 
O beautiful Edenland, thou art my 

home ! 

'Tis only a little way, only a little way j 
'Tis only a little way on to my home. 

2 'Tis only a little way farther to go, 
O'er mountain and valley where dark 

waters flow ; [cheer ; 

My Saviour is near, with blessings to 
His word is my guiding-star — why 

should I fear ? 

3 'Tis only a little way: there I shall 

see [for me ; 

The friends that in glory are waiting 
Their voices from home now float on 

the air — [me there. 

They're calling me tenderly, calling 




Far away beyond the shadows, 
Through the rifting clouds above, 

Floods of golden light are breaking 
From a world where all is love. 

Far away beyond the shadows, 

Through the gates that never close, 

There the King Himself will lead us 
Where the living water flows. 

2 Far away beyond the shadows, 

There a bright and joyful throng 
Wave their palms of holy triumph, 
While they sing the glad new 

3 Far away beyond the shadows 

Let us lift our longing eyes, 
Where the shining hills of glory 
In their strength and beauty rise. 

4 Far away beyond the shadows, 

In our Father's house at home, 
There our precious ones, departed, 
Watch and wait for us to come. 





Beyond the smiling and the weeping, 

I shall be soon ! I shall be soon ! 
Beyond the waking and the sleeping, 
Beyond the sowing and the reaping, 
I shall be soon ! I shall be soon ! 

Love, rest, and home 1 
Sweet, sweet home I 
Lord, tarry not ! Lord, tarry not, but come ! 

2 Beyond the blooming and the fading, 

I shall be soon ! I shall be soon ! 
Beyond the shining and the shading, 
Beyond the hoping and the dreading, 

I shall be soon ! I shall be soon ! 

3 Beyond the parting and the meeting, 

I shall be soon ! I shall be soon ! 
Beyond the farewell and the greeting, 
Beyond the pulse's fever-beating, 

I shall be soon ! I shall be soon ! 

4 Beyond the frost-chain and the fever, 

I shall be soon ! I shall be soon ! 
Beyond the rock-waste and the river, 
Beyond the " ever " and the " never," 

I shall be soon ! I shall be soon ! 

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Blessed hope that in Jesus is given, 
In our sorrow to cheer and sustain, 

That soon with our Saviour in heaven, 
We shall meet with our loved ones 

Blessed hope ! . . . Blessed hope I . . . 
We shall meet with our loved ones again ! 
Blessed hope ! . . . Blessed hope 1 . . . 
We shall meet with our loved ones again 1 

2 Blessed hope in the word God has 

spoken, [obtain ; 

All our peace by that word we 

And as sure as God's word was ne'er 

broken, [again. 

We shall meet with our loved ones 

3 Blessed hope ! how it shines in our 

sorrow, [plain, 

Like the star over Bethlehem's 

That it may be, with Him, ere the 

morrow, [again. 

We shall meet with our loved ones 

4 Blessed hope ! the bright star of the 

morning, [reign ; 

That shall herald His coming to 

Oh, the glory that waits its fair 

dawning, [again. 

When we meet with our loved ones 



Just beyond the silent river, 
Over on the farther shore, 

Many loved ones there shall greet us, 
Where the many mansions are. 

Just beyond earth's snow-capped mountains, 

In that land so bright and fair, 
We shall see and be like Jesus, 

Safe for ever " over there " ; 
We shall see and be like Jesus, 

Safe for ever " over there." 

Heaven Anticipated 

2 Just beyond these fleeting shadows, 

Over on the golden strand, 
Robed in white, we'll walk with Jesus 
Through that fair and happy land. 

3 Just beyond these earthly partings 

We shall soon united be, 
In the home beyond the river, 
Close beside the crystal sea. 



I hear a song, a song so sweet, 

I try all vainly to repeat 

Its melody, and trusting say, 

I'll sing it, if God will, some day. 

Some day, some hap - py day to be, . . 
My voice will learn . . its melody, . . 
And I shall sing the songs so sweet 
Of rest and heaven at Jesus' feet. 

2 Some day my journey will be done, 
Earth will be lost and heaven won; 
And when the long rough way is trod, 
I shall behold my Saviour God. 

3 " Some day," I say, content to wait 
The opening of the jasper gate — 
Come soon or late, that day will be 
The dawn of endless rest to me. 

4 When comes the time for me to go, 
The homeward path I may not know ; 
But in God's hand my own I'll lay, 
And He will lead me home " some 




Oh, for a song, a fair new song, 

Of praise, and joy, and love ! 
To reach the hearts of earth's sad 

And lift to heaven above — [throng, 
Of praise like the praise that the 
angels bring ; 

Of joy like the joy of the birds : 
Of the love in our hearts for the 
Christ our King — 

Love ever too deep for words. 

2 Oh, for a song, a fair new song, 

That ne'er was sung before ! 
To sing to Him to whom belong 

Our praises evermore — 

A song like the echo from harps 

above, [gold ; 

Dropped down from the city of 

Yea, a song of the joy, and the praise, 

and love, 

That ne'er hath been sung or told. 

3 Oh, who shall sing this fair new song, 

Or make its chords complete — 
All notes of love, in souls that throng, 
And place before His feet. 


All fadeless the flowers in His path- 
way strewn, 
The pathway of Jesus our King ? 
Help us, Lord ! for alas, sadly out of 
tune [would sing. 

Are the hearts which the song 

4 Oh, help us, Lord ! who knowest all ! 

We cannot sing or speak ; 
The clearest notes our lips let fall 

Seem e'er too cold and weak : 
Though sweet are the strains which 
our songs have rung 
From earth to the city of gold, 
Yet His fulness of glory we never have 
The half ne'er hath yet been told. 

5 Such songs as angels ne'er can bring, 

The joy more pure than birds ; 
The love we bear for Christ our 
'Tis far too deep for words. [King- 
Be still, heart of mine ! we must wait 
a while, 
Thy God will attune thee ere long ; 
Then in heaven thou shalt sing in the 
Master's smile 
For ever the fair new song ! 




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We shall meet beyond the river, 

By and by, by and by ; 
And the darkness shall be over, 

By and by, by and by ; 
With the toilsome journey done, 
And the glorious battle won, 
We shall shine forth as the sun, 

By and by, by and by. 

2 We shall strike the harps of glory, 
We shall sing redemption's story, 
And the strains for evermore 
Shall resound in sweetness o'er 
Yonder everlasting shore, 

By and by, by and by. 

3 We shall see and be like Jesus, 
Who a crown of life will give us, 
And the angels who fulfil" 

All the mandates of His will 
Shall attend and love us still, 
By and by, by and by. 

4 There our tears shall all cease flowing, 
And with sweetest rapture knowing, 
And all the blest ones, who have gone 
To the land of life and song, 

We with shoutings shall rejoin, 
By and by, by and by. 


They tell me of a land so fair, 

Unseen by mortal eyes, 
Where spring in fadeless beauty 

Beneath unclouded skies, [blooms 

" ? ye J * * hath not seen > • • • ear . . . hath 
not heard, . . . neither hath it entered into the 
heart of man, . . the things . . which God . . . 
hath prepared . . for . them, . . prepared . 
for . them . . that love . . Him." . . 

2 They tell me of a land so fair, 

_ Where all is light and song; [join 

Where angel-choirs their anthems 

With yonder blood- washed throng. 

3 No radiant beams from sun or moon 

Adorn that land so fair; 
For He who sits upon the throne 
Shines forth resplendent there ! 

4 O land of light and love and joy, 

Where comes no night of care, 
What will our song of triumph be 
When we shall enter there ! 

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" Land ahead ! " its fruits are waving 

O'er the hills of fadeless green ; 
And the living waters laving [seen. 
Shores where heavenly forms are 
Rocks and storms I'll fear no more, 
When on that eternal shore ; 
Drop the anchor ! furl the sail I 
I am safe within the vail ! [j n g . 

2 Onward, bark ! the cape I'm round- 

See the blessed wave their hands ; 
Hear the harps of God resounding 
From the bright immortal bands. 

3 There " let go the anchor," riding 

On this calm and silvery bay : 
Seaward fast the tide is gliding, 
Shores in sunlight stretch away. 

4 When we're free from all temptation, 

And the storms of life are past ; 
We'll praise the Rock of our salva- 
tion, [last ! 
Who hath brought us home at 




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Soon will come the setting sun, 
When our work will all be done, 
And the weary heart at last be still ; 
But the Lord of earth and sky 
Shall awake us by and by, 
And we'll meet again on Zion's hill. 

We'll meet each other there ; 

Yes, we'll meet each other there ; 

And the Saviour's likeness bear, 

In that land so bright and fair. 

We'll meet each other there ; 
Yes, we'll meet each other there, 
And His glo ry we shall share. 

Deep the shadows in the vale, 
Fierce the howling of the gale, 

Long and dark the storm around our 
But the Lord will guide the way 
To the shining realms of day, 

Where the storms of earth shall come 
no more. 
Though our eyes be filled with tears, 
And our hearts with many fears, 

And the days of earth be filled with 
Yet the Lord at length will come, 
In His love to take us home, 

And we'll never know a sorrow there. 



There is an hour of peaceful rest, 
To mourning wanderers given ; 
There is a joy for souls distrest, 
A balm for every wounded breast ; 
'Tis found above — in heaven. 

2 There is a home for weary souls 

By sin and sorrow driven — 
When tossed on life's tempestuous 

Where storms arise and ocean rolls, 

And all is drear — but heaven. 

3 There faith lifts up her cheerful eye 

To brighten prospects given ; 
And views the tempests passing by, 
The evening shadows quickly fly, 

And all serene — in heaven. 

4 There fragrant flowers immortal 


And joys supreme are given ; 
There rays divine disperse the gloom ; 
Beyond the confines of the tomb 

Appears the dawn — of heaven ! 

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There is a land beyond the stars, 
Glory Land, bright Glory Land ! 

Beyond the sunset's crimson bars, 
Glory Land, bright Glory Land ! 

A land of peace without alloy ; 

Of joy beyond all earthly joy ; 

And naught its calm can e'er destroy, 
Glory Land, bright Glory Land ! 
2 The city of our God is there, 

Its jasper walls with beauty fair, 

Its gates of pearl like silver gleam, 

Its skies with fadeless sunlight beam, 

Heaven Anticipated 

And through it rolls life's crystal 
Glory Land, bright Glory Land ! 
3 We lift our eyes by faith, and see 
Where Christ Himself the light shall 
be, [shall sing ; 

There songs of praise glad hearts 
The radiant air with music ring; 
Each voice proclaim our Saviour King, 
Glory Land, bright Glory Land ! 

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Oh, think of the Home over there, 
By the side of the river of light, . . . 

Where the saints, all immortal and 

fair, [white. . . . 

Are robed in their garments of 

Over there, . . . over there ; . . . 
Oh, think of the Home over there 1 . . . 
Over there, . . . over there, over there ; 
Oh, think of the Home over there ! 

2 Oh, think of the friends over there, 

Who before us the journey have 

trod ; . . . [the air, 

Of the songs that they breathe on 

In their home in the palace of 

God. . . . 

Over there, . . . over there ; . . . 

Oh, think of the friends over ther e! . . . 

3 My Saviour is now over there, 

There my kindred and friends are at 

rest; . . . [care, 

Then, away from my sorrow and 

Let me fly to the land of the blest. . . . 

Over there, . . . over there ; . . . 
My Saviour is now over there ! . . . 

4 I'll soon be at home over there, 

For the end of my journey I see ; . . . 
Many dear to my heart over there 
Are watching and waiting for me. 

Over there, . . . over there ; . . . 
I'll soon be at home over there I . . . 

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What will it matter by and by, 
What will it matter by and by, 
Whether my crosses were heavy or 
light, [or bright, 

Whether my pathway was clouded 
When I shall walk with the ransomed 
in white, 
Safe in that beautiful land ? 
2 What will it matter by and by, 
Whether my trials were many or few, 
Whether the world was unfaithful or 

When my Redeemer in glory I view, 
Safe in that beautiful land ? 


3 What will it matter by and by, 
Whether the waters were bitter or 

Murmuring gently or sat at my feet, 
When the departed with rapture I 
Safe in that beautiful land ? [meet, 

4 What will it matter by and by, 
Whether I pass with the morning 

away, [day, 

Whether at noontide or closing of 
When in the valley of Eden I stray, 
Safe in that beautiful land ? 

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I've reached the land of corn and wine, 
And all its riches freely mine ; [day, 
Here shines undimmed one blissful 
For all my night has passed away. 

Beulah Land, sweet Beulah Land, 
As on thy highest mount I stand, 

1 look away across the sea, 

Where_ mansions are prepared for me, 
And view the shining glory shore : 
My heaven, my home for evermore I 

2 My Saviour comes and walks with me, 
And sweet communion here have we ; 
He gently leads me by His hand, 
For this is heaven's borderland. 

3 A sweet perfume upon the breeze 
Is borne from ever- vernal trees ; 
And flowers that, never fading, grow 
Where streams of life for ever flow. 

4 The zephyrs seem to float to me 
Sweet sounds of heaven's melody, 
As angels with the white-robed throng 
Join in the sweet redemption song. 

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When the mists have rolled in 

From the beauty of the hills, 
And the sunlight falls in gladness 

On the river and the rills, 
We recall our Father's promise 

In the rainbow of the spray : 
We shall know each other better 

When the mists have rolled away. 

We shall know ... as we are known, . . . 
Nevermore ... to walk alone, . . . 
In the dawning of the morning 
Of that bright and happy day : 
We shall know each other better, 
When the mists have rolled away ! 

2 Oft we tread the path before us 
With a weary, burdened heart ; 
Oft we toil amid the shadows, 
And our fields are far apart : 

But the Saviour's "Come, ye blessed 1" 

All our labour will repay, 
When we gather in the morning 

Where the mists have rolled away. 
3 We shall come with joy and gladness, 

We shall gather round the throne : 
Face to face with those that love us, 

We shall know as we are known : 
And the song of our redemption 

Shall resound through endless day, 
When the shadows have departed, 

And the mists have rolled away. 

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My Father is rich in houses and lands, 
He holdeth the wealth of the world in 

His hands ! [gold, 

Of rubies and diamonds, of silver and 
His coffers are full— He has riches 

I'm the child of a King I the child of a King ! 
With Jesus my Saviour, I'm the child of a 

2 My Father's own Son, the Saviour of 

men, [poorest of them ; 

Once wandered o'er earth as the 
But now He is reigning for ever on 

high, [by and by. 

And will give me a home in heaven 

3 I once was an outcast stranger on 

A sinner by choice, an alien by birth ! 
But I've been adopted, my name's 

written down — [crown ! 

An heir to a mansion, a robe, and a 

4 A tent or a cottage, why should I 

care ? [there ! 

They're building a palace for me over 
Though exiled from home, yet still I 

may sing : [King ! 

All glory to God, I'm the child of a 



Only " a little while " sowing and 
reaping, [fog; 

Only " a little while " our vigil keep- 
Then shall we gather home, no more 
to sever, [for ever ! 

Clasped in eternal love, blest, blest 
Blest, blest for ever I no more to sever : 
Clasped in eternal love, blest, blest for ever ! 

2 Only " a little while " heart-break and 
sorrow, [less the morrow ; 

Dark though the night may be, cloud- 
Only " a little while," earth-ties to 
sever, [for ever ! 

Then in our Fatherland, blest, blest 

3 Only " a little while " shadow and 
sadness, [ness ; 

Then in eternity, sunshine and glad- 
Only " a Uttle while," then o'er the 
river, [for ever ! 

Home, rest, and victor-palm, life, joy, 

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Speeding away o'er the river of time, 
Where the sweet bells of eternity 

chime ; 
Speeding away to the Eden above, 
Filled with the fulness of rapture and 

Beautiful land, . . beautiful land, [love. 
In thy green pastures the weary shall rest : 

Beautiful land, . . beautiful land, 
Home of the glorified, home of the blest. 

2 Speeding away to the valley of song, 
Speeding away to a glorified throng ; 
Sweeping the chords of their harps 

while they sing, 
Glory to Jesus our Saviour and King. 

3 Speeding away to be severed no more, 
Speeding away to the evergreen shore ; 
There in the garments of beauty 

arrayed, [fade. 

Flowers are blooming that never shall 

4 Speeding away, we are speeding away, 
On to the region of infinite day ; 
Only a veil to be lifted, and then, 
Oh, what a meeting with dear ones 

again ! 



When all my labours and trials are 

o'er, [shore, 

And I am safe on that beautiful 

Just to be near the dear Lord I adore, 

Will through the ages be glory for me. 

Oh, that will be . . glory for me, . . 
Glory for me, . . glory for me, . . 
When by His grace I shall look on His face, 
That will be glory, be glory for me ! 

2 When by the gift of His infinite grace 
I am accorded in heaven a place, [face, 
Just to be there, and to look on His 
Will through the ages be glory for me. 

3 Friends will be there I have loved 

long ago ; 
Joy like a river around me will flow ; 
Yet, just a smile from my Saviour, I 

Will through the ages be glory for me. 

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There is a calm, beyond life's fitful 
A deep repose, an everlasting rest; 

Heaven Anticipated 

Where white-robed angels welcome 

the believer 

Among the blest, among the blest. 

There is a Home, where all the soul's 

deep yearnings [fulfilled; 

And silent prayers shall be at last 

Where strife and sorrow, murmurings 

and heart-burnings, [stilled. 

At last are stilled, at last are 

2 There is a Hope, to which the Chris- 

tian, clinging, [wave ; 

Is lifted high above life's surging 

Finds life in death, and fadeless 

flowers springing [dark grave. 

From the dark grave, from the 

There is a Crown, prepared for those 

who love Him ; [shine. 

The Christian sees it in the distance 

Like a bright beacon glittering above 

him [whispers, " Mine ! " 

And whispers, " Mine ! *' and 

3 There is a spotless Robe of Christ'.? 

own weaving : [sin-stained soul ? 

Wilt thou not wrap it round thy 

Poor wandering child, upon thy past 

life grieving, [makes thee whole ! 

Christ makes thee whole 1 Christ 

There is a Home, a Harp, a Crown in 

heaven — [refuse ! 

O God ! that any should Thy gift 

The awful choice of life and death is 

given — [wilt thou choose ? 

Which wilt thou choose? which 

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Still, still with Thee, when purple 

morning breaketh, 

When the bird waketh, and the 

shadows flee ; [daylight, 

Fairer than morning, lovelier than 

Dawns the sweet consciousness, I 

am with Thee. 

2 Alone with Thee, amid the mystic 

shadows, [born ; 

The solemn hush of nature newly 
Alone with Thee in breathless adora- 
tion, [the morn. 

In the calm dew and freshness of 

3 As in the dawning, o'er the waveless 

ocean, [rest ; 

The image of the morning-star doth 

So, in this stillness Thou beholdest 

only [breast. 

Thine image in the waters of my 

4 Still, still with Thee ! as to each new- 

born morning [is given ; 

A fresh and solemn splendour still 


So does this blessed consciousness 

awaking [Thee and heaven. 

Breathe each day nearness unto 

5 When sinks the soul, subdued by toil, 

to slumber, [prayer; 

Its closing eye looks up to Thee in 

Sweet the repose beneath Thy wings 

o'er-shading, [Thee there. 

But sweeter still, to wake and find 

6 So shall it be at last, in that bright 

morning [shadows flee ; 

When the soul waketh, and life's 

Oh, in that hour, fairer than daylight 

dawning, [am with Thee ! 

Shall rise the glorious thought— I 



A little while, and we shall be 
Where sin shall never dwell ; 

A little while, and we shall live 
Where songs of triumph swell. 

A little while, . . and we shall see . . 

Our Sa - - viour face to face, . . 
And we shall sing . . through endless years . . 

l he won - - ders of His grace. . . 

2 A little while, and we shall stand 

Amid the blood- washed throng ; 
A little while, and we shall sing 
The everlasting song. 

3 A little while, and we shall meet 

The loved ones gone before ; 
And we shall clasp their hands again 
On yonder radiant shore. 

4 A little while, and we shall hear 

The Saviour's whisper, " Come ! " 
And we shall ever dwell with Him 
In our eternal home. 



Some day, but when I cannot tell, 

To toil and tears I'll bid farewell ; 

For I shall with the angels dwell, 

Some day, some blessed day. 

Some day, . . . some day, . . . 

I'll be at home with Christ to stay, 

Some day, some blessed day. 

2 Some day within the gates so fair, 
A golden harp my hands shall bear; 
And glistening robes of white I'll 

Some day, some blessed day. [wear, 

3 Some day I'll see my Saviour's face, 
And, welcomed to His blest embrace, 
Shall with His people find a place, 

Some day, some blessed day. 

4 Some day, some blessed day, I know 
I'll find the loved of long ago, 

And learn how much to Christ I owe, 
Some day, some blessed day. 




Beyond the stars that brightly gleam 
Beyond life's short and shadowed 

There is a land of fadeless bloom, 
And flowers of rich and rare perfume : 
Perfect peace we there shall know, 
Like the river's endless flow. 

Beyond the stars . . sweet peace we'll know,. 

Calm as the crys - - tal river's flow : . . 

Where rolls the sea . . of perfect love, . . 

Beyond the stars . . that gleam above. 

2 Beyond the stars no storm will beat, 
No thorns will pierce our weary feet, 
No sad good-byes we e'er shall say, 
And see fond faces glide away : 
Forms that here we seek in vain, 
There we'll clasp their hands again. 

3 Beyond the stars no toils or tears, 
No sombre skies or gloomy fears ; 
For He who trod life's weary way 
Shall wipe all sorrow's tears away : 
Endless joys shall then be mine, 
When I see His face divine. 


O'er the cold and chilly blast, 

By and by, by and by ! 
We shall gather home at last, 

By and by, by and by ! 
Far beyond the stormy gale, 
Anchored safe within the vail, 
We shall furl our shattered sail, 

By and by, by and by ! 

2 We shall see our Saviour's face 

By and by, by and by ! 
We shall sing redeeming grace, 

By and by, by and by ! 
Where the rose and lily grow, 
Where our tears shall cease to flow, 
Oh, the joy that we shall know 

By and by, by and by ! 

3 In the golden fields above, 

By and by, by and by ! 
We shall meet the friends we love, 

By and by, by and by ! 
On that pure and fragrant shore 
All our trials will be o'er, 
We shall say farewell no more 

By and by, by and by ! 





After the mist and shadow, after the 
dreary night, [the morning light ; 

After the sleepless watching, cometh 

Beautiful, soft, and tender, leading 
the soul along, [song. 

Over the silent river, into the land of 

1 After the thorny pathway, after the 

storms we meet, [communion sweet ; 
After the heart's deep longing, joy and 
After the weary conflict, rest in the 

Saviour's love, [above. 

Over the silent river, safe in the home 

3 After the cares and trials, after the 

toils and tears, [endless years ; 

After the time of sowing, reaping thro' 
After the pilgrim journey, rapture that 

ne'er shall cease, [of peace. 

Over the silent river, rest in the land 




Beyond the light of setting suns, 

Beyond the clouded sky, 
Beyond where starlight fades in 

I have a home on high. [night — 

A mansion there, . . . not made with hands, . . . 

A place . . prepared for me ; . . . 
And while God lives, and angels sing, . . . 

That home . . my home shall be. . . . 

2 Beyond all pain, beyond all care, 

Beyond life's mystery, [change — 
Beyond the range of time and 
My home's reserved for me. 

3 Beyond where death's dark billows 

Beyond these scenes of night, [roll, 
I look, while gladness fills my soul, 
To yonder home of light. 

4 My sins and sorrows, strifes and fears, 

I bid them all farewell, 
High up amid the eternal years, 
With Christ, my Lord, to dwell. 


Sometimes I hear strange music, 

Like none e'er heard before, 
Come floating softly earthward 

As through heaven's open door : 
It seems like angel voices, 

In strains of joy and love, 
That swell the mighty chorus 

Around the throne above. 

O sweet, unearthly music, 

Heard from a land afar — 
The song of Heaven and Homeland, 

Through doors God leaves ajar ! 

2 Now soft, and low, and restful, 

It floods my soul with peace, 
As if God's benediction 

Bade all earth's troubles cease. 
Then grander than the voices 

Of wind, and wave, and sea — 
It fills the dome of heaven 

With glorious harmony. 

3 This music haunts me ever, 

Like something heard in dreams — 

Heaven Anticipated 

It seems to catch the cadence 
Of heavenly winds and streams. 

My heart is filled with rapture, 
To think, some day to come, 

I'll sing it with the angels — 
The song of heaven and home. 

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Only a look from my Saviour, 

Only a clasp of His hand, 
Only to watch for His coming, 

Only to wait His command ; 
Only to follow Him ever, 

Aiding the poor and opprest— 
Then, when the labour is ended, 

Shall come quiet rest. 

2 Only a look from my Saviour, 

When I am laden with care, 
Only a message of mercy, 

Whispered in answer to prayer. 
Only to gather the weary 

Into the fold of the blest — 
Then, when the labour is ended, 

Shall come quiet rest. 

3 Only a look from my Saviour, 

Only to trust in His love, 
While He is drawing me nearer 

Home to His kingdom above ; 
Only to work for His glory, 

Faithfully doing my best, 
Then, when the labour is ended, 

Shall come quiet rest. 

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Sitting by the gateway of a palace fair, 
Once a child of God was left to die ; 

By the world neglected, wealth would 

nothing share : [high. 

See the change awaiting there on 

Carried by the angels to the land of rest, 
Music sweetly sounding through the skies ; 

Welcomed by the Saviour to the heavenly 
Gathered with the loved in Paradise. 

2 What shall be the ending of this life 

of care ? 
Oft the question cometh to us all ; 
Here upon the pathway hard the 

burdens bear, [fall. 

And the burning tears of sorrow 

3 Follower of Jesus, scanty though thy 

store, [on high ; 

Treasures, precious treasures, wait 

Count the trials joyful, soon they'll 

all be o'er : [and by ! 

Oh, the change that's coming by 

4 Upward then, and onward ! — onward 

for the Lord! 


Time and talent all in His employ ; 

Small may seem the service — sure the 

great reward: [of joy ! 

Here the cross — but there the crown 


With friends on earth we meet in 
While swift the moments fly, 
Yet ever comes the thought of sadness, 
That we must say " Good-bye." 
We'll never say " Good-bye " in heaven. 

We'll never say " Good-bye " ; . . 
In that fair land of joy and song, 
We'll never say " Good-bye." 

How joyful is the hope that lingers, 

When loved ones cross death's sea, 
That we, when all earth's toils are 

With them shall ever be. [ended, 
No parting v/ords shall e'er be spoken 

In yonder home so fair ; [ness. 

But songs of joy, and peace, and glad- 

We'll sing for ever there. 


\25»; 8.7. 

Will you meet me at the fountain, 
When I reach the glory-land ? 

Will you meet me at the fountain ? 
Shall I clasp your friendly hand ? 

Other friends will give me welcome, 
Other loving voices cheer : 

There'll be music at the fountain- 
Will you, will you meet me there ? 

Yes, I'll meet you at the fountain, 
At the fountain bright and fair, . . . 

Oh, I'll meet you at the fountain, 
Yes, I'll meet you, meet you there. 

Will you meet me at the fountain ? 

For I'm sure that I shall know 
Kindred souls and sweet communion, 

More than I have known below; 
And the chorus will be sweeter, 

When it bursts upon my ear, 
And my heaven seem completer, 

If your happy voice I hear. 
Will you meet me at the fountain ? 

I shall long to have you near, 
When I meet my loving Saviour, 

When His welcome words I hear. 
He will meet me at the fountain, 

His embraces I shall share : 
There'll be glory at the fountain — 

Will you, will you meet me there ? 



There may be stormy days, 
There may be hours of care : 
I'll welcome all — they beckon me 
Where God and the angels are. 

Where God and the angels are, . . 

In yon bright world afar ; . . 
Oh, blessed hour when I shall dwell 

Where God and the angels are ! 

2 The Lord is all my strength 
And ever-guiding Star, 

To lead me safely to that land 
Where God and the angels are. 

3 My mansion is secure 
In yonder realms afar : 

My crown is there, laid up for me, 
Where God and the angels are. 

4 My bark is homeward bound ; 
I soon shall cross the bar, 

And safely anchor, home at last, 
Where God and the angels are. 

964 (V) 

There's a land that is fairer than day, 

And by faith we can see it afar, 
For the Father waits over the way, 
To prepare us a dwelling-place there. 

In the sweet . . . by-and-by, . . . 
We shall meet on that beautiful shore j . . . 

In the sweet . . . by-and-by, . . . 
We shall meet on that beautiful shore. 

2 We shall sing on that beautiful shore 
The melodious songs of the blest ; 
And our spirits shall sorrow no more — 
Not a sigh for the blessing of rest. 

3 To our bountiful Father above 
We will offer the tribute of praise, 
For the glorious gift of His love, 
And the blessings that hallow our days. 



When our ships have crossed the ocean, 

and been all around the world, 
When they safely gain the haven, and 

their sails again are furled ; 
We rejoice to see them enter, and to 

know the anchor's cast, 
Raising joyful shouts of welcome, for 

our ships are home at last. 

Oh what singing, oh what shouting, when our 

ships come sailing home ! 
They have stood the mighty tempests, they 

have crossed the ocean's fo«*m ; 
They have passed o'er stormy billows, but 

they now have gained the shore : 
The anchor's cast, they're home at last, the 

voyage is safely o'er. 

But if there is such rejoicing to see 

vessels here get home, 
When we know that in a little while 

these ships again will roam — 
Oh, what must it be in heaven when 

a soul comes sailing in, 
To go out no more for ever sailing on 

the sea of sin ? 

3 Oh, methinks I hear the angels shout, 

" Here comes an earthly bark, 
She has found her way to heaven, tho' 

the way was rough and dark : 
But she had a star to guide her called 

the Bright and Morning Star, 
It has guided millions over from that 

distant land afar." 

4 So with Jesus as our Captain we ex- 

pect to gain that shore ; 
We expect to cast our anchor there, 

and stay for evermore ; 
And we know the angels will be there 

to greet us when we come, 
They will join in songs of rapture, 

44 Welcome home, oh, welcome 

home ! " 


966 Oft) 

We shall stand before the King, 
With the angels we shall sing, 

By and by, . . . by and by ! . . . 
Walk the bright, the golden shore, 
Praising Him for evermore, 

By and by, . . . by and by ! . . . 

We shall stand . . . before the King, . . . 

With the angels we shall sing : 

Glory, glory to our King 1 

Hallelu jah 1 hallelu - - jah ! 

We shall stand . . . before the King. 

2 Ring, ye bells of heaven, ring ! 
We shall stand before the King, 

By and by, . . . by and by ! . . . 
There our sorrows will be o'er ; 
There His name we will adore, 

By and by, . . . by and by ! . . . 

3 Wake, my soul ! thy tribute bring ; 
Thou shalt stand before the King, 

By and by, . . . by and by ! . . . 
Lay thy trophies at His feet ; 
In His likeness stand complete, 

By and by, . . . by and by ! . . . 

sKy J (m) p.m. 

When my life-work is ended, and I 
cross the swelling tide, 
When the bright and glorious 
morning I shall see ; 
I shall know my Redeemer when I 
reach the other side, 
And His smile will be the first to 
welcome me. 
I shall know . . . Him, I shall know Him, 

When redeemed by His side I shall stand ; 
I shall know . . . Him, I shall know Him 
By the print of the nails in His hand. 

2 Oh, the soul-thrilling rapture when I 

view His blessed face, [ing eye ; 

And the lustre of His kindly beam- 

Heaven Anticipated 

How my full heart will praise Him 
for the mercy, love, and grace, 
That prepare for me a mansion in 
the sky. 

3 Oh, the dear ones in glory, how they 

beckon me to come, [recall ; 

And our parting at the river I 

To the sweet vales of Eden they will 

sing my welcome home : [of all. 

But I long to meet my Saviour first 

4 Through the gates of the city, in a 

robe of spotless white, [ever fall ; 

He will lead me where no tears will 

In the glad song of ages I shall 

mingle with delight : [of all. 

But I long to meet my Saviour first 

968 c 




By and by we shall know Jesus, 

By and by, oh, by and by ; 
Even now He looks and sees us, 

Journeying toward His Home on 
And He smiles upon us, saying, [high, 

44 By and by, oh, by and by, 
Cares and trials you'll be laying 

With your earthly garments by.*' 

Oh, " By and by," we sing it softly, 
Thinking not of earthly care, 

But the " by and by " of heaven 
Waiting for us over there. 

2 By and by we shall be standing, 

By and by, oh, by and by, 
At fair heaven's shining landing, 

While the river murmurs by ; 
And our friends will round us gather, 

By and by, oh, by and by, 
Saying, 44 Welcome, for the Father 

Loves to have His children nigh." 

3 44 By and by ! " we say it gently, 

Looking on our peaceful dead, 
And we do not think of earth-life, 

But of heaven's sweet life instead. 
By and by we all shall gather, 

By and by, oh, by and by, 
In the love of God our Father, 

That shall know no 44 by and by." 

969 Oft) 

'Tis a goodly pleasant land that we 

pilgrims journey through, 
And our Father's constant blessings 

fall around us like the dew ; 
But its sunshine and its beauty to our 

hearts no joy can bring, 
Like the splendours that await us in 

the palace of the King 


Oh, the palace of the King ! royal palace of 
the King ! [somed ones will bring ; 

Where our Father in His mercy all the ran- 

Where our sorrows and our trials like a dream 
will pass away, [realms of endless day. 

And our souls shall dwell for ever in the 

2 Our Redeemer is the King; what a 

sacrifice He made, 
When He purchased our redemption, 

and His blood the ransom paid ! 
In His cross shall be our glory; to 

that blessed cross we'll cling, 
Till we reach the gates that open to 

the palace of the King. 

3 In this goodly pleasant land only 

strangers now are we, 
For we seek a better country, and 'tis 

there we long to be ; 
Yes, we long to swell the anthem that 

for evermore shall ring, 
From the pure in heart made perfect, 

in the palace of the King. 

4 We shall see Him by and by; Halle- 

lujah to His name ! 
Through the blood of His atonement 

life eternal we may claim ; 
We shall cast our crowns before Him, 

and our songs of victory sing, 
When we enter in triumphant to the 

palace of the King. 



No longer we'll wander in darkness 

and night, 

When the beautiful gates unfold ; 

We'll walk in that city where God is 

the light, 

When the beautiful gates unfold. 

When the beautiful gates unfold, . . 
When the beautiful gates unfold ; . . [see, 
There happy we'll be, for the Lord we shall 
When the beautiful gates unfold. 

2 My loved ones will wait at the 

harbour for me, [I'll be free, 

To welcome me home, where from sin 

3 No sickness, no sorrow, no pain as 

before, [friends as of yore, 

With joy we'll commune with our 

4 A rapture unspeakable then shall be 

mine, [divine, 

As there I behold Him so pure and 

5 A halo of glory will shadow us o'er, 
With joy we will sing on that far- 
away shore, 

6 The burden of life will no longer annoy, 
With Christ we will live in perpetual 





Far, far beyond the storms that 
Dark o'er our way, [gather 

There shines the light of joy eternal 
Bright in the realms of day. 

There shall sorrow, pain, and parting, 

Grieve our hearts no more ; 
Soon, soon we'll meet beyond the river. 

Safe on the Home-land shore. 

Far, far beyond the rolling billows 

Faith spreads her wings ; 
Love tells us of the golden City, 

Hope of its glory sings. 
Far, far beyond the vale and shadow 

Loved ones have passed ; 
We'll meet them in the " many 

All gathered home at last. 
O blessed morn of joy unbounded ! 

O glorious day ! 
There every tear of grief and anguish 

Jesus shall wipe away. 

972 ff ) 


There is a land that lies afar 
Where grief is all unknown ; 

A land wherein the angels sing 
Around the heavenly throne. 

Oh, 'twill be sweet when we shall meet 

Upon that distant shore, 
Whereon the glorious sun ne'er sets, 

But shines for evermore, 

But shines for evermore. 

2 We are but pilgrims on the earth, 

And brief our sojourn here ; 
But well we know beyond this vale 
There is a brighter sphere. 

3 There is a realm of boundless love, 

A goal for hearts distrest, 
Where all may find for endless years 
A home among the blest. 





On Jordan's stormy banks I stand, 

And cast a wistful eye 
To Canaan's fair and happy land, 
Where my possessions lie. 
We will rest in the fair and happy land, . . . 

Just across on the evergreen shore, . . . 
Sing the song of Moses and the Lamb, by and 
And dwell with Jesus evermore. [by, 

2 O'er all those wide extended plains 

Shines one eternal day ; 
There God the Son for ever reigns, 
And scatters night away. 

3 When shall I reach that happy place. 

And be for ever blest ? 

When shall I see my Father's face, 

And in His bosom rest ? 
Filled with delight, my raptured soul 

Would here no longer stay : [roll, 
Though Jordan's waves around me 

Fearless I'd launch away. 




Oh, blessed home where those who 
Shall never say good-bye ; [meet 

Where kindred souls each other greet, 
And never say good-bye. 

We'll never say good-bye ; . . 

We'll never say good-bye ; . . 
In that fair land beyond the sky, 

We'll never say good-bye. 

Beyond this vale of toil and care 

We'll never say good-bye ; 
We part in tears on earth, but there — 

We'll never say good-bye. 
When safe among the ransomed 

We'll never say good-bye ; [throng, 
Where life is one eternal song, 

We'll never say good-bye. 

On yonder fair and peaceful shore, 
We'll never say good-bye ; 

But dwell with Christ for evermore, 
And never say good-bye. 




The sands of time are sinking, 

The dawn of heaven breaks, 
The summer morn I've sighed for — 

The fair, sweet morn awakes. 
Dark, dark hath been the midnight, 

But dayspring is at hand, 
And glory, glory dwelleth 

In Immanuel's land. 

Oh, Christ He is the fountain, 

The deep, sweet well of love ! 
The streams on earth I've tasted, 

More deep I'll drink above : 
There, to an ocean fulness, 

His mercy doth expand ; 
And glory, glory dwelleth 

In Immanuel's land. 
The bride eyes not her garment, 

But her dear bridegroom's face ; 
I will not gaze at glory, 

But on my King of grace, — 
Not at the crown He giveth, 

But on His pierced hand. 
The Lamb is all the glory 

Of Immanuel's land. 

With mercy and with judgment 
My web of time He wove, 

Heaven Anticipated 

And aye the dews of sorrow 

Were lustred by His love. 
I'll bless the hand that guided, 

I'll bless the heart that planned, 
When throned where glory dwelleth, 

In Immanuel's land. 


My heart's in the Home-land, far, far 

o'er the tide, [ever abide ; 

Where those who are faithful shall 

My heart's in the Home-land, that 

region so fair, [come me there. 

Where loved ones are waiting to wel- 

My heart's ... in the Home-land, 

That region, that region so fair ; . . . 
My heart's ... in the Home-land, . . . 
My Saviour, my Saviour is there. . . 

2 My heart's in the Home-land, and 

why should I fear ? [hear, 

When labour is ended, a voice I shall 
That calls to a mansion where love 

never dies, [skies. 

To yonder fair region beyond the blue 

3 My heart's in the Home-land, its 

valleys and hills, [being thrills ; 
Its sunshine with gladness my whole 
I know some glad morning my spirit 

will soar [evermore. 

Away to the Home-land, and rest 



The weary hours like shadows come 

and go, [prayer, 

As still I strive, by earnest faith and 
To do each day the duties that I know, 
And bear the cross my Saviour bids 

me bear. 
But are there many weary miles to 

tread [sight ? 

Before the promised home appears in 
And are there sad and bitter tears to 

shed [light ? 

Ere we shall meet in realms of endless 
Some little joy I have in doing still 
The humble work He bids me do for 

Him; [fill 

A tender gladness when 'tis mine to 
Again some empty chalice to the brim. 
And thus the days are slowly passing 

here, [glory blest; 

With distant gleams of hope and 
But is the hallowed moment drawing 

near [rest ? 

When we shall meet again in endless 
Ah, yes, when that great light which 

men call Death [last the strife, 
Strikes through the gloom and stills at 


Then comes a hush, a sigh, a fleeting 

breath, [life. 

And we shall meet again in endless 

Z7JO (134) L.M. 

Some day the silver cord will break, 
And I no more as now shall sing ; 
But oh, the joy when I shall wake 
Within the palace of the King ! 

And I shall see . . Him face to face, . . 
And tell the story — Saved by grace j 
And I shall see . . Him face to face, . . 
And tell the story — Saved by grace. 

2 Some day my earthly house will fall, 
I cannot tell how soon 'twill be ; 
But this I know — my All in All 
Has now a place in heaven for me. 

3 Some day, when fades the golden sun 
Beneath the rosy-tinted west, 

My blessed Lord shall say, " Well 
And I shall enter into rest, [done ! " 

4 Some day; till then I'll watch and 

wait — [bright — 

My lamp all trimmed and burning 
That when my Saviour opes the gate, 
My soul to Him may take its flight. 


Oh, the music rolling onward, 

Thro' the boundless regions bright, 
Where the King in all His beauty 

Is the glory and the light ! 
Where the sunshine of His presence 

Every wave of sorrow stills, 
And the bells of joy are ringing 

On the everlasting hills. 

2 Oh, the music rolling onward 

Like a mighty ocean tide — 
Oft I seem to hear its echoes, 

While to earth they softly glide ! 
And there comes to me a vision, 

That my soul with rapture thrills, 
For I stand by faith uplifted 

On the everlasting hills. 

3 When I wake amid the splendour 

That I see but dimly now, 
And behold the crown of jewels 

That adorns my Saviour's brow, 
Where eternal spring abideth. 

And the sky no darkness fills — 
How my grateful heart shall praise 

On the everlasting hills. [Him 

980 (°i) 

I know not the hour when my Lord 

will come [home ; 

To take me away to His own dear 

But I know that His presence will 
lighten the gloom, 

And that will be glory for me. 
And that will be glory for me ; . . . 

Oh, that will be glory for me ; [gloom, 

But I know that His presence will lighten the 

And that will be glory for me. 

2 I know not the song that the angels 

sing, [glad ring ; 

I know not the sound of the harps' 
But I know there'll be mention of 

Jesus our King, 
And that will be music for me. 
And that will be music for me, etc. 

3 I know not the form of my mansion 

fair, [bear ; 

I know not the name that I then shall 
But I know that my Saviour will 

welcome me there, 
And that will be heaven for me. 

And that will be heaven for me, etc. 



There is a land mine eye hath seen, 
In visions of enraptured thought, 
So bright that all which spreads 

Is with its radiant glories fraught. 

O land of love, ... of joy and light, . . . 
Thy glories gild . . . earth's darkest night ; . 
Thy tranquil shore ... we too shall see, .. 
When day shall break . . . and shadows flee. 

2 A land upon whose blissful shore 
There rests no shadow, falls no stain ; 
There those who meet shall part no 

And those long parted meet again. 

3 Its skies are not like earthly skies, 
With varying hues of shade and light ; 
It hath no need of suns, to rise 

To dissipate the gloom of night. 

4 There sweeps no desolating wind 
Across the calm, serene abode : 

The wanderer there a home may find 
Within the paradise of God. 



I am far frae my hame, 

An' I'm weary aftenwhiles, 
For the langed-for hame-bringin', 

An' my Father's welcome smiles; 
An' I'll ne'er be fu' content 

Until my een do see 
The gowden gates o' heaven, 

An' my ain countrie. 
The earth is flecked wi' flooers, 

Mony-tinted, fresh, and gay : 
The birdies warble blithely, 

For my Father made them sae : 

Heaven Anticipated 

But these sichts an' these soun's 
Will as naething be to me, 

When I hear the angels singin' 
In my ain countrie. 

2 I've His gude word o' promise, 

That, some gladsome day, the King 
To His ain royal palace 

His banished name will bring : 
Wi' een an' wi' hert 

Rinnin' owre, we shall see 
" The King in His beauty," 

In oor ain countrie. 
My sins hae been mony, 

An' my sorrows hae been sair, 
But there they'll never vex me, 

Nor be remembered mair ; 
For His bluid hath made me white, 

An' His nan' shall dry my e'e, 
When He brings me hame at last 

To my ain countrie. 

3 Sae little noo I ken 

O' yon blessed, bonnie place — 
I only ken it's hame, 

Whaur we shall see His face ; 
It wad surely be eneuch 

For evermair to be 
I' the glory o' His presence 

In oor ain countrie. 
Like a bairn to its mither, 

A wee birdie to its nest, 
I wad fain be gangin' noo 

Unto my Saviour's breast ; 
For He gathers in His bosom 

Witless, worthless lambs like me, 
An" carries them Himsel' 

To His ain countrie. 

4 He is faithfu' that hath promised, 

An' He'll surely come again, 
He'll keep His tryst wi' me — 

At what hour I dinna ken ; 
But He bids me still to wait, 

An' ready aye to be 
To gang at ony moment 

To my ain countrie. 
Sae I'm watchin' aye, an' singin' 

O' my hame as I wait 
For the soun'in' o' His futfa' 

This side the gowden gate : 
God gie His grace to ilka ane 

Wha listens noo to me, 
That we a' may gang in gladness 

To oor ain countrie. 




When the trumpet of the Lord shall 
sound, and time shall be no more, 
And the morning breaks, eternal, 
bright, and fair ; 

When the saved of earth shall gather 

over on the other shore, 

And the roll is called up yonder, 

I'll be there. 

When the roil ... is called up yon - - - der, 
When the roll ... is called up yon - - - der, 
When the roll ... is called up yonder, 
When the roll is called up yonder, I'll be there. 

2 On that bright and cloudless morning, 

when the dead in Christ shall rise, 
And the glory of His resurrection 

share ; 
When His chosen ones shall gather to 

their home beyond the skies, 
And the roll is called up yonder, 

I'll be there. 

3 Let me labour for the Master from 

the dawn till setting sun, 
Let me talk of all His wondrous 
love and care ; 
Then, when all of life is over, and my 
work on earth is done, 
And the roll is called up yonder, 
I'll be there. 

984 ( 

oi ) 


There is a land, a sunny land, 
Whose skies are ever bright, 

Where evening shadows never fall ; 
The Saviour is its light. 

If the cross . . we meekly bear, . ♦ 
Then the crown . . we shall wear, . . 
When we dwell . . among the fair, . . 
In the bright for-evermore. 

2 There is a clime, a peaceful clime, 

Beyond life's narrow sea, 
Where every storm is hushed to rest : 
There let our treasure be. 

3 There is a home, a glorious home. 

A heavenly mansion fair ; 
And those we loved so fondly here 
Will bid us welcome there. 

4 We long to leave these fading scenes 

That glide so quickly by, 
And join the shining host above, 
Where joy can never die. 



Beyond the sea, . . . life's boundless 
sea, . . . [me; . . . 

The stormy winds ... are bearing 

Though fierce and wild ... the surges 
roar, . . . [o'er. . . . 

They'll bear me all . . . the sooner 

Beyond the sea, the boundless sea, 
My Saviour's hand is leading me ; 
Whate'er of ill or pain I bear, 
His tender love is with me there. 


Above the clouds . . 

life, . . . 
Above its care, . . 
My Saviour's cross . . 
My beacon light, . 

Star. . . . 
Beyond the sea, . 

sea, . . . 
There is a home . . 
The light that gems . 

brow . . . 
With glory gilds . . 
Across the sea, . 

sea, . . . 
My onward course . 
Though ocean waves 

roar, . . . 
They'll bear me all 

986 ( 


94 ^ 

and storms of 

[strife, . . . 

. its toil and 

I see afar, . . . 

. my guiding 

. the raging 

[me; . . . 

. reserved for 

. my Saviour's 

[now. . . . 

. my pathway 

. the restless 

[be, . . . 

. shall brighter 

. . may loudly 

[o'er. . . . 

. . the sooner 


Out on the ocean all boundless we 

We're homeward bound ; [ride, 
Tossed on the waves of a rough, 
restless tide, 

We're homeward bound ; [God ! 

Far from the safe, quiet harbour of 

Far from our Father's celestial abode, 

Promise of which on us each He's 


We're homeward bound. 
Wildly the storm sweeps us on as it 

We're homeward bound ; [roars, 
Look ! yonder he the bright, heavenly 

We're homeward bound, [shores, 
Steady, O pilot, stand firm at the 

wheel ! [the gale ! 

Steady ! we soon shall outweather 
Oh, how we fly 'neath the loud- 
creaking sail ! 

We're homeward bound. 
Into the harbour of heaven now we 

We're home at last ! [glide, 

Softly we drift on its bright silver tide, 

We're home at last ! 
Glory to God ! all our dangers are o'er, 
Safely we stand on the radiant shore ; 
Glory to God ! we will shout ever- 

We're home at last ! [more, 

987 ( 



One sweetly solemn thought 
Comes to me o'er and o'er — 
I'm nearer home to-day, to-day, 
Than e'er I've been before. 
Nearer my home, nearer my home, 
Nearer my home to-day, to-day, 
Than e'er I've been before. 

Nearer my Father's house, 
Where many mansions be ; 

Nearer the great white throne to-day. 
Nearer the crystal sea. 
Nearer the bound of life, 
Where burdens are laid down ; 

Nearer leaving the cross to-day, 
Nearer gaining the crown. 
Be near me when rny feet 
Are slipping o'er the brink ; 

For I am nearer home to-day, 
Nearer now than I think. 




Over the river they call me, 
Friends that are dear to my heart ; 

Soon shall I meet them in glory, 
Never, no, never to part. 

Over the river to Eden, 

Home to the mansions so fair 

Angels will carry me safely, 
Jesus will welcome me there. 

Over the river they call me ; 

Hark ! 'tis their voices I hear 
Borne on the wings of the twilight, 

Murmuring softly and clear. 
Over the river they call me, 

There, is no sorrow nor night ; 
There they are walking with Jesus, 

Clothed in their garments of white. 
Over the river they call me, [eyes; 

Watching with bright, beaming 
" Over the river I'm coming,** 

Gladly my spirit replies. 


V 86 ) 


There is a Paradise of rest, 
On yonder tranquil shore ; 

Beyond the shadow and the gloom of 
Where toil and tears are o'er, [night, 

Meet me there ! . . . oh, meet me there I . . . 

At the dawning of that morning bright and 
fair ; 
Meet me there ! . . . oh, meet me there ! . . . 

In the land beyond the river, meet me there ! 

2 There is a City crowned with light, 

Its joy no tongue can tell ; 
For they who enter shall behold the 
And in His presence dwell. [King, 

3 There is a crown laid up on high, 

That Christ the Lord will give 
To those who patiently His coming 
And for His glory live. [wait, 

4 Oh, then, be faithful unto death, 

Press on the heavenly way ; 
That we may enter through the 
Gates of Life 
To realms of endless day. 

The Redeemed in Heaven 

The Redeemed in Heaven 



Brief life is here our portion ; 

Brief sorrow, short-lived care ; 
The life that knows no ending, 

The tearless life, is there : 
O happy retribution : 

Short toil, eternal rest ; 
For mortals and for sinners 

A mansion with the blest. 

2 There grief is turned to pleasure, 

Such pleasure, as below 
No human voice can utter, 

No human heart can know : 
And now we fight the battle, 

But then shall wear the crown 
Of full and everlasting, 

And passionless renown. 

3 And there is David's fountain, 

And life in fullest glow, 
And there the light is golden, 

And milk and honey flow ; 
The light that hath no evening, 

The health that hath no sore, 
The life that hath no ending, 

But lasteth evermore. 

4 'Midst power that knows no limit, 

And wisdom free from bound, 
The beatific vision 

Shall glad the saints around ; 
For He whom now we trust in 

Shall then be seen and known : 
And they that know and see Him 

Shall have Him for their own. 

5 Yes ; God, our King and Portion, 

In fulness of His grace 
We then shall see for ever, 

And worship face to face. 
Jesus, in mercy bring us 

To that dear land of rest, 
Where Thou art with the Father 

And Spirit ever blest. 




I love to think of the heavenly land, 
Where white-robed angels are, 

Where many a friend is gathered safe 
From fear, and toil, and care. 

There'll be no parting, there'll be no parting, 
There'll be no parting, there'll be no parting 

I love to think of the heavenly land, 
Where my Redeemer reigns, 

Where rapturous songs of triumph 
In endless jovous strains. [rise 

I love to think of the heavenly land, 

The saints' eternal home, 
Where palms, and robes, and crowns 

And all our joys are one. [ne'er fade, 

I love to think of the heavenly land, 
The greetings there we'll meet, 

The harps — the songs for ever ours — 
The walks — the golden streets. 

I love to think of the heavenly land, 
That promised land so fair; 

Oh, how my raptured spirit longs 
To be for ever there ! 

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Steer our bark away to the Homeland, 
Spread the sails of hope o'er the sea ; 

Think of all the friends that awaits us, 
When anchored safely there we 
shall be. 

Gathering after tears into sunshine, 
Gathering after labour into rest j . . . 
Hear the ransomed throng shouting forth their 
joyful song, 
Gathering to the mansions of the blest. . .. 

2 Steer our bark away to the Homeland, 

On without a fear let us go ; 
When the port of peace we are 
nearing, [know. 

The blessed harbour lights we shall 

3 Bright and fair the hills of the Home- 

Clad in all the bloom of the spring ; 
There to Him who loved and re- 
deemed us, [sing. 
Our joyful, joyful praise we will 

4 Soft the winds that blow from the 

Home-land, [shore ; 

Sweet the morn that breaks on the 

Soon we'll meet again our beloved 

ones, [come no more. 

Where sorrow, pain, and death 


In the land where the bright ones are 

gathered, [dwell, 

In the far-away home where they 

Do they know how our sad hearts are 

breaking — [well ? 

Do they know that we love them so 

Do they know, ... do they know, ... 
Do they know that we love them so well ? 
In the land where the bright ones are gathered, 
Do they know that we love them so well ? 

2 Where they gaze on the splendours of 
On the glories nomortal can tell, 


Do they think of the eyes that are 

weeping — [so well ? 

Do they know that we love them 

3 Do they stoop from the bright realms 

of glory, [swell ; 

Where the anthems triumphantly 

Do they long for a blessed reunion — 

Do they know that we love them 

so well ? 

4 Yes, they know; for our spirits are 

blending, [dwell ; 

In the mansion of peace where they 

And they watch and they wait for our 

coming, [so well. 

For they know that we love them 

Yea, they know, . . . yes, they know, etc. 

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Yes, we'll meet again in the morning, 

In the dawn of a fairer day ; [ing, 
When the night of watching and wait- 

With its darkness has passed away ; 
Where no shadows veil the sunshine, 

Over there in the heavenly land, 
And the crystal waves of the river 

Ever flow o'er the golden sand. 

2 Where our precious ones now are 


Free from toil and from every care ; 

With their garments spotless and 

shining, [wear. 

Like the robes that the angels 

When our pilgrimage completed, 

And our footsteps no longer roam, 
By the pearly gates gladly waiting, 
They will give us a welcome home. 

3 Oh, what joy when all shall be over, 

And the journey on earth we close, 
And the angels homeward shall bear 
us, [flows i 

Where the life-stream for ever 
We shall see the King of glory, 
We shall praise Him with harp and 
voice; [deemed us, 

We shall sing the grace that re- 
While our hearts in His love rejoice. 



There's a beautiful land that no 

mortal hath seen, 

For it lieth afar from our sight ; 

But we know that its hills are eternally 


And its rivers are rivers of light. 

O beautiful, beautiful land ! 
O land where all sorrow shall cease ! 
Where the soul, satisfied, evermore shall abide 
By the fair shining river of peace I 

2 Tis a wonderful land, for it knoweth 

no night, [no pain ; 

And its brightness is dimmed by 

For the blessed who dwell 'mid the 

regions of light 
Shall never know sorrow again. 

3 There the songs of redeemed ones for 

ever arise, 
And the King in His beauty they see : 
O beautiful land, with thy shadowless 

My weary heart yearneth for thee. 


Climbing up the steeps of glory, 
Loved ones gone before — [us, 

See ! they wave their hands and call 
Calling evermore. 

Come up higher, sister, brother, 

To the angel shore ; 
Live for Jesus, live for glory, 

Live to die no more. 

2 See ! with radiant look they linger 

By the gate so fair ; 
Wave their golden palms, and bid us 
Strive to meet them there. 

3 All their toils on earth are over, 

Now with joy they stand ; 
Hear them calling, ever calling, 
From the silent land. 



Oh, world of joy untold, 

Beyond the bounds of time, 
Where He, the Prince of glory, dwells 

In majesty sublime ; 

There faith, in wonder lost, 

Beholds a mighty throng, 
Whose grand triumphant chorus fills 

That world of love and song. 

Through sorrows deep they came, 

A path of tears they trod ; 
But oh, the life for which they toiled 

Was hid with Christ in God ; 

They sing the battle won, 

And all their trials past ; 
And at the feet of Christ the Lord 

Their crowns and palms they cast. 

No aching hearts are there, 

No dreary night of pain ; 
And they who reach that blest abode 

Shall never thirst again ; 

Beneath the tree so fair, 

Whose fruits immortal grow, [them 
They walk with Him who leadeth 

Where living fountains flow. 

The Redeemed in Heaven 

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When we gather at last over Jordan, 
And the ransomed in glory we see, 
' As the numberless sands of the sea- 
shore — [be ! 
What a wonderful sight that will 
Numberless as the sands of the seashore ! 
Numberless as the sands of the shore 1 . . . 
Oh, what a sight 'twill be, 
When the ransomed host we see, 
As numberless as the sands of the seashore ! 

2 When we see all the saved of the ages, 

Who from sorrow and trials are free, 
Meeting there with a heavenly greet- 
ing— [be ! 
What a wonderful sight that will 

3 When we stand by the beautiful river, 

'Neath the shade of the life-giving 
Gazing over the fair land of promise — 
What a wonderful sight that will be ! 

4 When at last we behold our Redeemer, 

And His glory transcendent we see, 
While as King of all kingdoms He 
reigneth — 
What a wonderful sight that will be ! 


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Hark ! hark ! the song the ransomed 
A new-made song of praise ; [sing, 

The Lord the Lamb they glorify, 
And these the strains they raise : 

" Glory to Him who loved us, 
And washed us in His blood ; 

Who cleansed our souls from guilt and sin, 
By that pure, living flood 1 " 

2 " Made white by His redeeming blood, 

Our heavenly garments shine; 
Our minds, by Him enlightened, 
The power of truth divine, [prove 

3 " By Jesus' blood we overcame 

When Satan's host assailed ; 
'Twas by the power of truth divine 
Our feeble arms prevailed. 

4 " Then be the Lamb of God adored — 

The Lord of life and light ! 
To Him be glory, honour, power, 
And majesty and might ! " 

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Shall we gather at the river 

Where bright angel-feet have trod ; 
With its crystal tide for ever 

Flowing by the throne of God ? 

Yes, we'll gather at the river, 
The beautiful, the beautiful river ; 
Gather with the saints at the river, 
That flows by the throne of God. 

2 On the margin of the river, 

Washing up its silver spray, 

We will walk and worship ever 

All the happy, golden day. 

3 Ere we reach the shining river, 

Lay we every burden down ; 
Grace our spirits will deliver, 
And provide a robe and crown. 

4 At the shining of the river, 

Mirror of the Saviour's face, 
Saints whom death will never sever 
Raise their songs of saving grace - 

5 Soon we'll reach the silver river, 

Soon our pilgrimage will cease; 
Soon our happy hearts will quiver 
With the melody of peace. 





We shall reach the summer land, 
Some sweet day, by and by ; 

We shall press the golden strand, 
Some sweet day, by and by. 

Oh, the loved ones watching there. 

By the Tree of Life so fair, 

Till we come their joy to share, 
Some sweet day, by and by ! 

By . . and . . by, . . 

Some sweet day, 
We shall meet our loved ones gone, 
Some sweet day, by and by. 

2 At the crystal river's brink, 
We shall find each broken link, 
Then the star that, fading here, 
Left our hearts and homes so drear, 
We shall see more bright and clear, 

Some sweet day, by and by. 

3 Oh, these parting scenes will end, 
We shall gather friend with friend, 
There before our Father's throne, 
When the mists and clouds have flown, 
We shall know as we are known, 

Some sweet day, by and by. 




Songs of gladness — never sadness — 
Sing the ransomed ones of heaven ; 

Anthems swelling, ever telling 
Of the joy of souls forgiven. 

Sweetest music ever swelling 
Through the courts of heaven above: 

Ever singing, ever saying, 

" God is Life, and God is Love ' " 

2 Ever sunshine — never shadow — 
Calm, mild, clear, celestial day; 
Ever summer in its brightness, 
Never winter or decay. 


3 Ever gazing, loving, praising, 

With the antze hosts above ; 
One eternal " Hallelujah ! " 
One eternal so ig of love. 

4 Never sighing, ne\ r sinning; 

No distrust, nor loubt, nor fears; 
Through the long unending ages, 
Through the long eternal years. 

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" Who are these, whose songs are 

O'er the golden harps above ? " 
Hark ! they tell of grace abounding, 

And Jehovah's sovereign love. 

" These are they . . . who washed their 
robes . . . and made them white ... in the 
blood of the Lamb." . . . 

2 " Who are these that keep their 

Round the great eternal throne ? " 
They from earthly tribulation 
To their heavenly rest are gone. 

3 See their robes of dazzling whiteness, 

Without blemish, spot, or stain; 
See their crowns that grow in bright- 
Purchased by the Lamb once slain. 

4 'Tis the Lamb of God who leads them, 

And they serve Him night and day ; 
By the heavenly fount He feeds them, 
He hath wiped their tears away. 

5 Sweet their theme : 'tis still " salvation 

Unto Christ the Holy One " ; 
And their sighs of tribulation 
Change to songs around the throne. 


Come, let us join our friends above 
That have obtained the prize, 

And on the eagle wings of love 
To joy celestial rise. 

2 Let all the saints terrestrial sing 

With those to glory gone ; 
For all the servants of our King, 
In earth and heaven, are one. 

3 One family, we dwell in Him, 

One Church, above, beneath, 
Though now divided by the stream, 
The narrow stream of death ; 

4 One army of the living God, 

To His command we bow; 
Part of His host hath crossed the flood, 
And part is crossing now. 

5 Our spirits too shall quickly join 

Like theirs with glory crowned, 
And shout to see our Captain's sign, 
To hear His trumpet sound. [Guide ! 

6 Oh that we now might grasp our 

Oh that the word were given ! 
Come, Lord of Hosts, the waves divide, 
And land us all in heaven. 





In the fadeless springtime, on the 
heavenly shore, [before ; 

Kindred spirits wait us, who have gone 

There no flowers wither, and no 
pleasures cloy, [of joy. 

In that land of beauty, in that home 

By the gate they'll meet us, 'neath that 

golden sky. 
Meet us at the portal — meet us by and by. 

2 In the misty gloaming death awaits 

us all ; [call ; 

Silent is his coming, sure the Master's 
And the angel footsteps mark the 

upward way, [day. 

Till the twilight merges into heavenly 

3 Trusting in the Saviour, may we 

humbly wait [gate, 

Till the holy angels ope the pearly 
And the loving Father, from His 

gracious throne, [venly home. 
Smiling, bids us welcome to our hea- 




Meet me there ! oh, meet me there ! 
In the heavenly world so fair, 
Where our Lord has entered in, 
And there comes no taint of sin ; 
With our friends of long ago, 
Clad in raiment white as snow, 
Such as all the ransomed wear — 
Meet me there ! yes, meet me there ! 

2 Meet me there ! oh, meet me there ! 
Far beyond this world of care ; 
When this troubled life shall cease, 
Meet me where is perfect peace ; 
Where our sorrows we lay down 
For the kingdom and the crown, 
Jesus does a home prepare — 

Meet me there ! yes, meet me there ! 

3 Meet me there ! oh, meet me there ! 
No bereavements we shall bear ; 
There no sighings for the dead, 
There no farewell tear is shed ; 

We shall, safe from all alarms, 
Clasp our loved ones in our arms, 
And in Jesus' glory share — 
Meet me there ! yes, meet me there ! 

The Redeemed in Heaven 

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Well you meet me in the morning, 
On that bright and golden shore ? 

Will your lamp be trimmed and 
When He comes to take you o'er ? 

Yes, I'll meet . . . you in the morn ing, 

When I hear . . . the Saviour's call ; . . . 

" Come, ye bles sed of My Fa ther, 

To a home . . . prepared for all." . . . 

2 Oh to meet on that bright morning, 

When the clouds have passed away ! 
Oh to walk and talk with Jesus, 
There to dwell with Him for aye ! 

3 When we meet our loving Saviour, 

What a happy hour 'twill be, 
When we're gathered with our loved 
And their happy faces see ! [ones, 

4 Oh, this thought should make us 

And we all should love Him more ; 
For He'll come, and will not tarry, 
Come to bear us safely o'er. 

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I am waiting for the Master, 
Who will rise and bid me come 

To the glory of His presence, 
To the gladness of His home, 

They are watch ing at the portal, 

They are wait ing at the door ; 

Waiting on ly for my coming, 

All the loved . . . ones gone before. 

2 Many a weary path I've travelled 

In the darkest storm and strife, 
Bearing many a heavy burden, 
Often struggling for my life. 

3 Many friends who travelled with me, 

Reached that portal long ago ; 
One by one they left me battling 
With the dark and crafty foe. 

4 Yes, their pilgrimage was shorter, 

Aiid their triumph sooner won; 
Oh, how lovingly they'll greet me 
When the toils of life are done. 



Where the faded flower shall freshen, 

Freshen nevermore to fade ; 
Where the shaded sky shall brighten, 

Brighten nevermore to shade; 
Where the morn shall wake in glad- 

And the noon the joy prolong ; 
Where the daylight dies in fragrance, 

'Mid the burst of holy song: 

We shall meet and we shall rest 
'Mid the holy and the blest ; 

We shall meet on yonder shore 
With the loved ones gone before; 

We shall meet and we shall rest 
'Mid the holy and the blest. 

2 Where the love that here we lavish 

On the withering leaves of time 
Shall have fadeless flowers to fix on 

In an ever spring-bright clime ; 
Where we find the joy of loving 

As we never loved before ; 
Loving on, unchilled, unhindered, 

Loving once and evermore : 

3 Where no shadow shall bewilder, 

Where life's vain parade is o'er, 
Where the sleep of sin is broken, 

And the dreamer dreams no more; 
Where the child has found the mother, 

Where the mother finds the child, 
Where the loved ones all are gathered 

That were scattered on the wild: 

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Jerusalem, my happy home, 

Name ever dear to me, 
When shall my labours have an end 

In joy, and peace, and thee ? 

2 When shall these eyes thy heaven- 

built walls 
And pearly gates behold ? — 
Thy bulwarks with salvation strong, 
And streets of shining gold ? 

3 Why should I shrink from pain and 

Or feel at death dismay ? [woe, 
I've Canaan's goodly land in view, 
And realms of endless day. 

4 Apostles, martyrs, prophets, there 

Around my Saviour stand ; 
And soon my friends in Christ below 
Will join the glorious band. 

5 Jerusalem, my happy home, 

My soul still pants for thee ; 
Then shall my labours have an end, 
When I thy joys shall see. 





We know there's a bright and a 
glorious home, 
Away in the heavens high, 
Where all the redeemed shall with 
Jesus dwell : 
Will you be there and I ? 
2 In robes of white, o'er streets of gold, 
Beneath a cloudless sky, [love: 
They walk in the light of their Father's 
Will you be there and I ? 


3 From every kingdom of earth they 

To join the triumphal cry [come, 

Of " Worthy the Lamb that once was 

Will you be there and I ? [slain ! " 

4 If we take the loving Saviour now, 

And follow Him faithfully — 
When He gathers His children in that 
bright home, 
Then you'll be there, and I ! 


In the land of fadeless day 
Lies " the city four-square " ; 

It shall never pass away, 

And there is " no night there." 

God shall " wipe . . away all tears " ; . . 
There's no death, . . no pain, nor fears ; . . 
And they count . . not time by years, . . 
For there is ..." no night there." 

2 All the gates of pearl are made 

In " the city four-square " ; 
All the streets with gold are laid, 
And there is ** no night there.*' 

3 And the gates shall never close 

To " the city four-square," 
There life's crystal river flows, 
And there is ** no night there." 

4 There they need no sunshine bright 

In " the city four-square," 
For the Lamb is all the light, 
And there is " no night there." 

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Beckoning hands at the gateway to- 
Faces a-shining with radiant light; 
Eyes looking down from yon heavenly 
home, [" Come." 

Beautiful hands, they are beckoning 

Beautiful hands, beckoning hands, 
Calling the dear ones to heavenly lands ; 
Beautiful hands, beckoning hands, 
Beautiful, beautiful beckoning hands, [love 

2 Beckoning hands of a mother, whose 
Sacrificed life its devotion to prove; 
Hands of a father, to memory dear, 
Beckon up higherthe waiting ones here. 

3 Beckoning hands of a little one, see ! 
Baby- voice calling, O mother, for 

thee ; [home, 

Rosy-cheeked darling, the light of the 
Taken so early, is beckoning " Come." 

4 Beckoning hands of a husband, a wife, 
Watching and waiting the loved one 

of life ; 
Hands of a brother, a sister, a friend, 
Out from the gateway to-night they 


5 Brightest and best of that glorious 

throng, [song — 

Centre of all, and the theme of their 

Jesus, our Saviour, the pierced One, 

Lovingly calling with beckoning hands. 

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I saw a way-worn traveller, 

In tattered garments clad, 
And struggling up the mountain, 

It seemed that he was sad ; 
His back was laden heavy, 

His strength was almost gone, 
Yet he shouted as he journeyed, 

" Deliverance will come ! 

" Then palms of victory, crowns of glory 
Palms of victory I shall bear." 

2 The summer sun was shining, 

The sweat was on his brow, 
His garments worn and dusty, 

His step seemed very slow ; 
But he kept pressing onward, 

For he was wending home, 
Still shouting as he journeyed, 

*' Deliverance will come ! " 

3 The songsters in the arbour 

That stood beside the way 
Attracted his attention, 

Inviting his delay : 
His watchword being " Onward ! " 

He stopped his ears and ran, 
Still shouting as he journeyed, 

" Deliverance will come ! '* 

4 I saw him in the evening ; 

The sun was bending low ; 
He'd overtopped the mountain, 

And reached the vale below : 
He saw the Golden City — 

His everlasting home, — 
And shouted loud, " Hosanna ! 

Deliverance will come ! " 

5 While gazing on that City, 

Just o'er the narrow flood, 
A band of holy angels 

Came from the throne of God ; 
They bore him on their pinions 

Safe o'er the dashing foam, 
And joined him in his triumph : 

Deliverance had come ! 

6 I heard the song of triumph 

They sang upon that shore, 
Saying, " Jesus has redeemed us 

To suffer nevermore ! " 
Then, casting his eyes backward 

On the race which he had run, 
He shouted loud, " Hosanna ! 

Deliverance has come ! " 


O Banner of Jesus, in triumph ad- 
vancing, [unfurled ; 
Thy folds in the sunlight of beauty 
From the hill sides afar to the isles 
of the ocean, [quers the world. 
Thy glory shall float till it con- 

O Banner of Jesus, thou glory-crowned 

Banner, [unfurled ; 

Thou emblem of hope o'er the nations 

March on in triumph, march on in beauty, 

Till Jesus, till Jesu3 has conquered the 


2 Oh say, can you see where the ranks 

are now marching ? 

With banners of beauty like con- 
querors they come ; 
They have fought the good fight, and 
in peace are returning, 

The ransomed of Zion; oh, wel- 
come them home ! 

3 Behold where they stand on the green 

hills immortal, 
Their weapons unheeded, they rest 

on the shore ; [glory reposing, 

There, with heroes and martyrs in 

Their warfare is ended, they weary 

no more. 

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There is a land of pure delight, 

Where saints immortal reign ; 
Eternal day excludes the night, 

And pleasures banish pain. 
There everlasting spring abides, 

And never-withering flowers ; 
Death, like a narrow sea, divides 

This heavenly land from ours. 
2 Sweet fields beyond the swelling flood 

Stand dressed in living green ; 
So to the Jews old Canaan stood, 

While Jordan rolled between. 
Could we but climb where Moses 

And view the landscape o'er, [stood, 
Not Jordan's stream, nor death's cold 

Should fright us from the shore. 



Over the river faces I see, 

Fair as the morning, looking for me; 

Free from their sorrow, grief, and 

Waiting and watching patiently there. 
Looking this way, yes, looking this way, 
Loved ones are waiting, looking this way ; 
Fair as the morning, bright as the day, 
Dear ones in glory looking this way. 

The Redeemed in Heaven 

2 Father and mother, safe in the vale, 
Watch for the boatman, wait for the sail, 
Bearing the loved ones over the tide 
Into the harbour, near to their side. 

3 Brother and sister gone to that clime, 
Wait for the others coming some time ; 
Safe with the angels, whiter than snow, 
Watching for dear ones waiting below. 

4 Sweet little darling, light of the home, 
Looking for someone, beckoning, 

Come ; [dew. 

Bright as a sunbeam, pure as the 
Anxiously looking, mother, for you. 

5 Jesus the Saviour, bright Morning Star, 
Looking for lost ones, straying afar ; 
Hear the glad message, why will you 

Jesus is calling, "Sinner, come home ! " 


O Homeland! O Homeland! no lonely 
heart is there, [dropping tear: 

No rush of blinding anguish, no slowly 

Now, like an infant crying its mother's 
face to see, [my arms to thee 1 

O blessed, blessed Homeland, I stretch 

2 O Homeland! O Homeland! whose joy 

no tongue can tell, [sad farewell ; 
No sighing of the weary, no more the 
But sound of children's voices, and 

shout of saintly song, 
Are heard thy happy highways and 

golden streets along. 

3 O Homeland ! O Homeland ! the 

vail is very thin 

That stretches thy fair meadows and 
this cold world between : 

A breath aside may blow it, a heart- 
throb burst it through, 

And bring, in one glad moment, the 
pearly gates in view. 

4 O Homeland ! O Homeland ! One — 

Chief of all thy band, [all the land, 
One — altogether lovely, One — Lord of 
Now standeth at thy portals to wel- 
come there His Bride, [satisfied. 
And, resting on His bosom, I shall be 


There's a land of life and glory, 
Just beyond the shores of time, 

Where redemption's wondrous story 
Is the theme of song sublime. 

Boundless love . . . and adoration, . . • 
Boundless glo ries none have dreamed, . 

Boundless joy ... of free salvation — . . . 
Is the song ... of the redeemed. . . . 



2 Who shall sing the song of gladness 

Through the everlasting years, 
When there cometh no more sadness, 
No more sighing, no more tears ? 

3 Who shall sing of God's salvation ? 

Who eternal life shall win ? 
They who came through tribulation, 
And have triumphed over sin. 

4 These are they who follow Jesus, 

Counting earthly gain but loss ; 
These are they who found salvation 
Through His death upon the cross. 

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High in yonder heavenly courts the 
ransomed sing, [fore their King, 

Casting down their golden crowns be- 

Banished every grief and fear and 
earthly wrong, 

While the saints redeemed now join 
the glad new song. 

Sing ing to the Lamb . . . who once was 

slain on Calvary ; . . . 
Sing ing to the Lamb . . . who lives 

through all eternity ! 

2 Oh, the wondrous song of Love, at 

last complete ! [sweet ; 

Oh, the golden vials, full of odours 
Through the risen Saviour, once for 

sinners slain, [ever reign. 

We as kings and priests to God shall 

3 Only those whose robes are washed 

can join that throng, 
None but lips attuned by grace can 

sing that song ; 
Cleanse us, blessed Saviour, from the 

stain of sin ; [begin ! 

Let the glorious song of rapture now 

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Who, who are these beside the chilly 
wave, [grave, 

Just on the borders of the silent 
Shouting Jesus' power to save, 
" Washed in the blood of the Lamb"? 

" Sweeping through the gates " of the New 

" Washed in the blood of the Lamb." 

2 These, these are they who, in their 

youthful days, [ways 

Found Jesus early, and in wisdom's 
Proved the fulness of His grace, 
" Washed in the blood of the Lamb." 

3 These, these are they who, in afflic- 

tion's woes, 
Ever have found in Jesus calm repose, 

Such as from a pure heart Sows, 
44 Washed in the blood of the Lamb." 

4 These, these are they who, in the 

conflict dire, [fire ; 

Boldly have stood amid the hottest 
Jesus now says : " Come up higher," 
44 Washed in the blood of the Lamb." 

5 Safe, safe upon the ever-shining shore, 
Sin, pain, and death, and sorrow, all 
Happy now and evermore, [are o'er ; 
44 Washed in the blood of the Lamb." 



Oh, the peaceful resting land, 
Where the saints in glory, 

Bending at the Saviour's feet, 

Tell the grand old story. 

Sweetly they are singing, . . 
Hear the echo ringing, . . 
In the land of beauty — 
Blessed land of song ! 

2 Where the cloudless beams of day 

Banish care and sadness; 
Lo, the reapers enter now, 
Bearing sheaves of gladness. 

3 Oh, the tender, loving words, 

Purest joy revealing ! 
Soft and low from kindred souls, 
On the twilight stealing. 

4 Soon together we shall stand 

By the crystal river, 
There to join the holy throng, 
Praising God for ever. 

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With harps and with vials there 

stand a great throng, 
In the presence of Jesus, and sing 

this new song : 

Unto Him who hath loved us and washed ua 

from sin, 
Unto Him be the glory for ever. Amen. 

2 All these once were sinners, defiled 

in His sight, 
Now arrayed in pure garments in 
praise they unite : 

3 He maketh the rebel a priest and a 

He hath bought us, and taught us 
this new song to sing : 

4 How helpless and hopeless we sinners 

had been, [from our sin ! 

If He never had loved us till cleansed 

5 Aloud in His praises our voices shall 

ring, [shall sing : 

So that others, believing, this new song 

Death and Resurrection 

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Ten thousand times ten thousand, 

In sparkling raiment bright, 
The armies of the ransomed saints 

Throng up the steeps of light ; 
'Tis finished — all is finished — 

Their fight with death and sin ! 
Fling open wide the golden gates, 

And let the victors in. 

Hallelujah ! Hallelujah to the Lamb who once 

was slain 
Hallelujah 1 Hallelujah to Him who lives again ! 

2 What rush of " Hallelujahs " 

Fills all the earth and sky ! 
What ringing of a thousand harps 

Bespeaks the triumphs nigh ! 
O day, for which creation 

And all its tribes were made ! 
Oh, joy ! for all its former woes 

A thousandfold repaid ! 

3 Oh, then what raptured greetings 

On Canaan's happy shore ! 
What knitting severed friendships up, 

Where partings are no more ! 
Than eyes with joy shall sparkle 

That brimmed with tears of late ; 
No longer orphans, fatherless, 

Nor widows desolate. 

Death and Resurrection 


Out of the shadow-land, into the 

sunshine, [away ; 

Cloudless, eternal, that fades not 

Softly and tenderly Jesus will call us 

Home, where the ransomed are 

gathering to-day. 

Silently, peacefully, angels will bear us 
Into the beautiful mansions above ; 

There shall we rest from earth's toiling for 
Safe in the arms of God's infinite love. 

2 Out of the shadow-land, weary and 

changeful, [night, 

Out of the valley of sorrow and 
Into the rest of the life everlasting, 
Into the summer of endless delight. 

3 Out of the shadow-land, over life's 

ocean, [Lord, 

Into the rapture and joy of the 

Safe in the Father's house, welcomed 

by angels, [reward. 

Ours the bright crown and eternal 


There'll be no dark valley when 

Jesus comes, [Jesus comes, 

There'll be no dark valley when 

There'll be no dark valley when 

Jesus comes 

To gather His loved ones home. 

To gather His loved one3 home, . . 
To gather His loved ones home ; . . 
There'll be no dark valley when Jesus comes 
To gather His loved ones home. 

2 There'll be no more sorrow when 

Jesus comes, [Jesus comes ; 

There'll be no more sorrow when 
But a glorious morrow when Jesus 

To gather His loved ones home. 

3 There'll be no more weeping when 

Jesus comes, [Jesus comes ; 

There'll be no more weeping when 
But a blessed reaping when Jesus 

To gather His loved ones home. 

4 There'll be songs of greeting when 

Jesus comes, [Jesus comes ; 

There'll be songs of greeting when 
And a joyful meeting when Jesus 

To gather His loved ones home. 

1027 (°i) 


The tide is flowing out, is flowing out ; 
And we upon its bosom borne 

Are drifting to the sea ; 
Drifting toward the portals of the 

boundless sea, 
Past all mortal vision to Eternity. 
Drifting . . nearer . . to the sea of Eternity ; 
Drifting . . nearer . . to the sea of Eternity. 

2 The tide is flowing out, is flowing out ; 
And some upon its bosom borne 

Are drifting to the sea ; 
Drifting on to glory, past all pain and 
care, [ransomed are. 

Into heaven's brightness where the 

3 The tide is flowing out, is flowing out, 
And others on its bosom borne 

Are drifting to the sea ; 
Drifting out to darkness, far from 
love and light, [endless night. 
Where the storms are raging, into 

4 The tide is flowing out, is flowing out ; 
But hark ! upon its bosom borne 

A voice floats o'er the sea ; 
'Tis the Saviour calling to His 
sheltering breast, [you rest." 

" Come to Me, ye weary, I will give 



\600/ P.M. 

On the Resurrection morning, 
Soul and body meet again ; 
No more sorrow, no more weeping, 
No more pain. 

2 Here awhile they must be parted, 

And the fiesh its Sabbath keep ; 
Waiting in a holy stillness, 
Wrapped in sleep. 

3 For a space the tired body 

Waits in peace the morning's dawn, 

When there breaks the last and 

Easter mora. [brightest 

4 On that happy Easter morning 

All the graves their dead restore — 
Father, sister, child, and mother, 
Meet once more. 

5 Soul and body, reunited, 

Thenceforth nothing shall divide; 
Waking up in Christ's own likeness, 

1029 m 


Only waiting till the shadows 

Are a little longer grown ; 
Only waiting till the glimmer 

Of the day's last beam is flown : 
Till the night of earth has faded 

From the heart once full of day ; 
Till the stars of heaven are breaking 

Through the twilight soft and grey. 

2 Only waiting till the reapers 

Have the last sheaf gathered home ; 
For the summer time has faded, 

And the autumn winds have come. 
Quickly, reapers ! gather quickly 

All the ripe hours of my heart ; 
For the bloom of life is withered, 

And I hasten to depart. 

3 Only waiting till the angels 

Open wide the pearly gate, 
At whose portals long I've lingered, 

Weary, poor, and desolate : 
Even now I hear their footsteps, 

And their voices far away ; 
If they call me, I am waiting, 

Only waiting to obey. 

4 Waiting for a brighter dwelling 

Than I ever yet have seen, 
Where the tree of life is blooming, 

And the fields are ever green : 
Waiting for my full redemption, 

When my Saviour shall restore 
All that sin has caused to wither : 

Pain and sorrow come no more. 

1030 (Hi) 

Soon shall we see the glorious morn- 
Saints, arise ! saints, arise ! [ing ! 
Sinners, attend the notes of warning ! 

Saints, arise ! saints, arise ! 
The Resurrection Day draws near, 
The King of saints shall soon appear, 
And high His royal standard rear : 
Saints, arise ! saints, arise ! 

2 Hear ye the trump of God resounding, 

Saints, arise ! saints, arise ! 
Through death's dark vaults its notes 
rebounding : 

Saints, arise ! saints, arise ! [pare ! 
To meet the Bridegroom haste ! pre- 
Put on your bridal garments fair ; 
And hail your Saviour in the air ! 

Saints, arise ! saints, arise ! 

3 The saints who sleep, with joy awaken, 

All arise ! all arise ! [saken, 

Their clay-cold beds are quick for- 

Ali arise ! all arise ! 
Not one of all the faithful few 
Who here on earth the Saviour knew, 
But starts with bliss his Lord to view : 

All arise ! all arise ! 

4 Fast by the throne of God behold them 

Crowned at last ! crowned at last ! 
See in His arms the Saviour fold them, 

Crowned at last ! crowned at last ! 
With wreaths of glory round their 
No tears of sorrow now are shed, [head ; 
To joy's full fountain all are led : 

Crowned at last ! crowned at last ! 

1031 (!£) 


One by one we cross the river, 

One by one we're passing o'er ; 
One by one the crowns are given, 

On the bright and happy shore ; 
Youth and childhood oft are passing 

O'er the dark and rolling tide ; 
And the blessed Holy Spirit 

Is the dying Christian's Guide ; 
And the loving, gentle Spirit 

Bears them o'er the rolling tide. 
2 One by one we come to Jesus, 

As we heed His gentle voice ; 
One by one His vineyard enter, 

There to labour and rejoice : 
One by one sweet flowers we gather 

In the glorious work of love, 
Garlands for the blessed Saviour 

Gather for the realms above ; 
And the loving, gentle Spirit 

Bears them to our home of love. 

Death and Resurrection 

3 One by one the heavy-laden 

Sink beneath the noontide sun ; 
And the aged pilgrim welcomes 

Evening shadows as they come. 
One by one, with sins forgiven, 

May we stand upon the shore, 
Waiting till the blessed Spirit 

Takes our hand and guides us o'er, 
Till the loving, gentle Spirit 

Leads us to the shining shore ! 

1U«5<Z Uoe) p.m. 

Pray, brethren, pray ! 

The sands are falling ; 
Pray, brethren, pray ! 
God's voice is calling. 
Yon turret strikes the dying chime ; 
We kneel upon the verge of time : 

Eternity is drawing nigh ! 
Eternity is drawing nigh ! 

2 Praise, brethren, praise ! 

The skies are rending ; 
Praise, brethren, praise ! 

The fight is ending ; 
Behold, the glory draweth near, 
The King Himself will soon appear : 

3 Watch, brethren, watch ! 

The year is dying ; 
Watch, brethren, watch ! 

Old time is flying ! [breath, 
Watch as men watch the parting 
Watch as men watch for life or death : 

4 Look, brethren, look ! 

The day is breaking ; 
Hark, brethren, hark ! 

The dead are waking : 
With girded loins all ready stand ; 
Behold, the Bridegroom is at hand ! 

Eternity is drawing nigh ! 

Eternity is drawing nigh I is drawing nigh ! 


When for me the sunlight gleams, 
And life's fairest flowers bloom, 
Joy into my bosom streams, 
Driving out the mists and gloom ; 
When the skies are bright and fair, 
And sweet music fills the air, 

Then I'll praise His name so dear: 
Jesus ! Jesus ! Light of life to me ! 
Jesus ! Jesus ! Love so full and free ! 
2 When the fondest hopes shall die, 
And like roses scattered lie, [grief, 
When my heart, bowed down with 
Sadly sighs for some relief; 
To His tender, loving heart 
Would I then my grief impart ; 
Then I rest, sweet rest shall find : 

Jesus ! Jesus ! Light of life to me ! 
Jesus ! Jesus ! Love so full and free ! 
3 When for me the end shall come, 
And from earthly scenes I glide ; 
When my bark drifts slowly out, 
O'er the river's sullen tide ; 
When my raptured vision falls 
On the fair, celestial walls, 

Joy and peace shall then be mine : 
Jesus ! Jesus ! I shall ever see ; 
Jesus ! Jesus ! through eternity ! 


Grand is the song of the Easter morn, 

Victory is won ! victory is won ! 
Far o'er the hills with the light 'tis 
Victory is won through Christ ! 
Chasing the shades of night away, 
Bringing the light of glorious day, 
Taking from Death his strength and 
Victory is won through Christ 1 

2 Grand was the scene when the stone 

was rolled, 
Off from the sepulchre dark and cold : 
Angels alone could view that sight ; 
Man could not bear that vision bright ; 
Forth came the Conqueror armed with 

Victory is won through Christ ! 

3 Grand was the word that the women 

brought, [fraught : 

Mingled with wonders, with glories 
" Seek not the living," the angels said, 
" Seek not the living among the dead " ; 
Sorrow is past and night is fled, 
Victory is won through Christ ! 

4 Grand is this truth, O saints, for you, 
Yours is the joy and the blessing too, 
Since Jesus took from Death bis key, 
He from the tomb will set us free ; 
And through all time and eternity, 

Victory is won through Christ ! 

1035 (Si) 


Why should we start, and fear to die I 
What timorous worms we mortals are! 
Death is the gate of endless joy ; 
And yet we dread to enter there. 

2 The pains, the groans, the dying strife 
Fright our approaching souls away ; 
We still shrink back again to life, 
Fond of our prison and our clay. 

3 Oh, if my Lord would come and meet, 
My soul should stretch her wings in 



Fly fearless through death's iron gate, 
Nor feel the terrors as she passed ! 
4 Jesus can make a dying bed 
Feel soft as downy pillows are ; 
While on His breast I lean my head, 
And breathe my life out sweetly there. 

XUoO (620) L.M. 

Asleep in Jesus ! blessed sleep ! 
From which none ever wake to weep ; 
A calm and undisturbed repose, 
Unbroken by the last of foes. 

2 Asleep in Jesus ! oh, how sweet 
To be for such a slumber meet ! 
With holy confidence to sing [sting ! 
That death hath lost its venomed 

3 Asleep in Jesus ! peaceful rest ! 
Whose waking is supremely blest; 
No fear — no woe — shall dim the hour 
That manifests the Saviour's power. 

4 Asleep in Jesus ! oh, for me 
May such a blissful refuge be ! 
Securely shall my ashes lie, 

And wait the summons from on high. 

5 Asleep in Jesus ! far from thee 

Thy kindred and their graves may be : 
But thine is still a blessed sleep 
From which none ever wake to weep. 

X U*5 J (lai) 8.7. 

We shall sleep, but not for ever, 

There will be a glorious dawn ! 
We shall meet to part — no, never, 

On the resurrection morn ! 
From the deepest caves of ocean, 
From the desert and the plain, 
From the valley and the mountain, 
Countless throngs shall rise again. 
We shall sleep, but not for ever, 

There will be a glorious dawn ; 
We shall meet to part — no, never, 
On the resurrection morn ! 

2 When we see a precious blossom 

That we tended with such care, 
Rudely taken from our bosom, 

How our aching hearts despair ! 
Round its little grave we linger, 

Till the setting sun is low, 
Feeling all our hopes have perished 

With the flower we cherished so. 

3 We shall sleep, but not for ever, 

In the lone and silent grave ; 
Blessed be the Lord that taketh, 

Blessed be the Lord that gave. 
In the bright, eternal city 

Death can never, never come ! 
In His own good time He'll call us 

From our rest to Home, sweet Home. 

1038 (B) 

I must walk through the valley of the 

shadow, [Saviour's care ; 

But I'll journey in a loving 

He hath said He will never, never 

leave me, [me there. 

With His " staff" He will comfort 

Through the valley, through the valley, 
Through the valley of the shadow I must go ; 
But the dark waves of Jordan will not harm me, 
There is peace in the valley, I know. 

2 When I walk through the valley of 

the shadow, [be o'er ; 

All the weary days of toiling will 

For the strong arms of Jesus will 

enfold me, [more. 

And with Him I shall sorrow no 

3 Though I walk through the valley of 

the shadow, [shall see ; 

Yet the glory of the dawning I 

I shall join in the anthems over 

Jordan, [for me. 

Where the loved ones are waiting 

4 I shall walk through the valley of the 

shadow, [gone before ; 

I shall follow where my Lord has 

Through the mists of the valley He 

will lead me, 
Till I rest on the Ever-green Shore. 



Will there be light at eventide, 
When my bark unmoors for sea ? 

Will faith's bright ray illume the way ? 
Oh, will there be light for me ? 

Will there be light ? . . . Oh, will there be 
light ? . . . 

Oh, will there be light for me, for me ? 
Will there be light at eventide, 
When my bark unmoors for sea ? 

2 When I draw near the other shore, 

Will there be a shining band 
Of those I knew and loved on earth 
Awaiting me on the strand ? 

Will there be light ? . . . Oh, will there be 
light ? . . . 

Oh, will there be light for me, for me ? 
Will there be light of faces bright 
On the banks of the crystal sea ? 

3 On yonder shore are the golden gates 

That lead to the city fair, 
Where Jesus stands, with] outstretched 
To bid me welcome there. [hands 

There will be light, . . . Oh, there will be 

light ! . . . 
Oh, there will be light for me, for me: 

He is the Light of glory bright 

That shone on Calvary ! 

Death and Resurrection 

1 04U 

Thou art gone to the grave, but we 
will not deplore thee, 
Though sorrows and darkness en- 
compass the tomb ; 
The Saviour has passed through its 
portal before thee, 
And the lamp of His love is thy 
guide through the gloom. 

2 Thou art gone to the grave, we no 

longer behold thee, 
Nor tread the rough path of the 

world by thy side; 
But the wide arms of mercy are spread 

to enfold thee, 
And sinners may hope, since the 

Sinless has died. 

3 Thou art gone to the grave ; and, its 

mansion forsaking, 
Perhaps thy weak spirit in fear 

lingered long ; [on thy waking, 

But the sunshine of Paradise beamed 

And the sound which thou heard'st 

was the seraphim's song. 

4 Thou art gone to the grave, but 'twere 

wrong to deplore thee, 
For God was thy ransom, thy 

guardian, and guide ; 
He gave thee, He took thee, and He 

will restore thee ; 
And death has no sting, since the 

Saviour has died. 





Sleep on, beloved, sleep, and take 

thy rest ; [breast : 

Lay down thy head upon thy Saviour's 

We love thee well; but Jesus loves 

thee best — [night ! 

Good-night ! Good-night ! Good- 

2 Calm is thy slumber as an infant's 

sleep ; [and weep : 

But thou shalt wake no more to toil 
Thine is a perfect rest, secure and 

deep — Good-night ! 

3 Until the shadows from this earth are 

cast ; [last ; 

Until He gathers in His sheaves at 
Until the twilight gloom is overpast — 
Good-night ! 

4 Until the Easter glory lights the skies ; 
Until the dead in Jesus shall arise, 
And He shall come, but not in lowly 

guise — Good-night ! 

5 Until made beautiful by Love Divine, 
Thou in the likeness of thy Lord shalt 

shine, [crown of thine — 

And He shall bring that golden 
Good-night ! 

6 Only " good-night," beloved — not 

44 farewell ! " [dwell 

A little while, and all His saints shall 
In hallowed union, indivisible — 

Good-night ! 

7 Until we meet again before His 

throne, [His own, 

Clothed in the spotless robe He gives 
Until we know even as we are 

known — Good-night ! 

1042 GS) 

It is not time that flies, 'tis we, 'tis we 
are flying ; [we are dying. 

It is not life that dies, 'tis we, 'tis 
Time and eternity are one, 
Time is eternity begun : 
Time changes, but without decay, 
'Tis we alone who pass away. 

2 It is not truth that flies, 'tis we, 'tis 

we are flying ; [we are dying. 
It is not faith that dies, 'tis we, 'tis 
O ever-during Faith and Truth, 
Whose youth is age, whose age is 
Twin stars of immortality, [youth ; 
Ye cannot perish from the sky. 

3 It is not hope that flies, 'tis we, 'tis 

we are flying ; [we are dying. 
It is not love that dies, 'tis we, 'tis 
Twin streams that have in heaven 

your birth, 
Ye glide in gentle joy through earth ; 
We fade like flowers beside you 

sown — 
Ye are still flowing, flowing on. 

4 Yet we but die to live, it is from death 

we're flying ; [no dying. 

For ever lives our life, for us there is 
We die, but as the spring-bud dies, 
In summer's golden glow to rise ; 
These be our days of vernal bloom. 
Our harvest is beyond the tomb. 

1043 (») 

Oh, the clanging bells of Time ! 

Night and day they never cease ; 
We are wearied with their chime, 

For they do not bring us peace ; 
And we hush our breath to hear, 

And we strain our eyes to see, 
If thy shores are drawing near : 
Eternity ! Eternity ! 


2 Oh, the clanging bells of Time ! 

How their changes rise and fall ; 
But in undertone sublime, 

Sounding clearly through them all, 
Is a voice that must be heard, 

As our moments onward flee ; 
And it speaketh aye one word : 
Eternity ! Eternity ! 

3 Oh, the clanging bells of Time ! 

To their voices, loud and low, 
In a long, unresting line 

We are marching to and fro ; 
And we yearn for sight or sound 

Of the life that is to be, 
For thy breath doth wrap us round : 
Eternity ! Eternity ! 

4 Oh, the clanging bells of Time ! 

Soon their notes will all be dumb, 
And in joy and peace sublime 

We shall feel the silence come ! 
And our souls their thirst will slake, 

And our eyes the King will see, 
When thy glorious morn shall break : 
Eternity ! Eternity ! 

1044 «) 

As shadows cast by cloud and sun, 
Flit o'er the summer grass, 

So, in Thy sight, Almighty One, 
Earth's generations pass. 

Flit - ting away, . flit - ting away, . . 

Flitting like the shadows away ; . . 
Flit - ting away, . flit - ting away, . . 

Flitting like the shadows away. . . 

2 And while the years, in endless host, 

Come passing swiftly on, [boast 
The brightest name that earth can 
But glistens, and is gone. 

3 Yet doth the Star of Bethlehem shed 

A lustre pure and sweet, 
And still it leads, as once it led, 
To the Messiah's feet. 

4 O Father, may that Holy Star 

Grow every year more bright, 
And shed its glorious beams afar 
To fill the world with light. 

1045 Gft) 

Fade, fade, each earthly joy; Jesus 
is mine ! [mine ! 

Break every tender tie; Jesus is 

Dark is the wilderness, earth has no 

Jesus alone can bless, Jesus is mine ! 

Tempt not my soul away; Jesus is 
mine ! [mine ! 

Here would I ever stay; Jesus is 

Perishing things of clay, bora but for 

one brief day, [mine ! 

Pass from my heart away ! Jesus is 

3 Farewell, ye dreams of night; Jesus 

is mine ! [mine ! 

Lost in this dawning light; Jesus is 
All that my soul has tried left but a 

dismal void, 
Jesus has satisfied ; Jesus is mine ! 

4 Farewell, mortality ; Jesus is mine ! 
Welcome, eternity ; Jesus is mine ! 
Welcome, O loved and blest ; welcome, 

sweet scenes of rest ; [is mine ! 
Welcome, my Saviour's breast; Jesus 

1046 64) 


Days and moments quickly flying, 
Blend the living with the dead ; 

Soon will you and I be lying 
Each within our narrow bed. 

2 Soon our souls to God who gave them 

Will have sped their rapid flight ; 

Able now by grace to save them — 

Oh, that while we can we might ! 

3 Jesus, Infinite Redeemer, 

Maker of this mortal frame, 
Teach, oh, teach us to remember 
What we are, and whence we came. 

Life passeth soon ; Death draweth near : 
Keep us, good Lord, till Thou appear ; 

For Thee to l»ve, in Thee to die, [Amen. 
With Thee to reign through Eternity. 

The New Year 

1047 (54) 

While, with ceaseless course, the sun 

Hasted through the former year, 
Many souls their race have run, 

Nevermore to meet us here : 
Fixed in an eternal state, 

They have done with all below: 
We a little longer wait ; 

But how little, none can know.. 

2 As the winged arrow flies 

Speedily the mark to find ; 
As the lightning from the skies 

Darts, and leaves no trace behind — 
Swiftly thus our fleeting days 

Bear us down life's rapid stream ; 
Upward, Lord, our spirits raise 1 

All below is but a dream. 

3 Thanks for mercies past receive ; 

Pardon of our sins renew ; 
Teach us henceforth how to live,. 
With eternity in view: 

The New Year 

Bless Thy Word to old and young ; 

Fill us with a Saviour's love ; 
When our life's short race is run, 

May we dwell with Thee above. 

1048 Oft) 

Come, Thou Fount of every blessing, 
Tune my heart to sing Thy grace; 

Streams of mercy, never ceasing, 
Call for songs of loudest praise. 

2 Here I'll raise my Ebenezer. 

Hither by Thy help I'm come ; 
And I hope, by Thy good pleasure, 
Safely to arrive at home. 

3 Jesus sought me when a stranger, 

Wandering from the fold of God ; 
He, to rescue me from danger, 
Interposed His precious blood. 

4 Oh, to grace how great a debtor 

Daily I'm constrained to be ! 
Let Thy grace, Lord, like a fetter, 
Bind my wandering heart to Thee. 

5 Prone to wander, Lord, I feel it; 

Prone to leave the God I love; 
Here's my heart, oh, take and seal it. 
Seal it for Thy courts above. 

1049 oft) 

Bless, O Lord, the opening year 
To each soul assembled here; 
Clothe Thy word with power divine, 
Make us willing to be Thine. 

2 Shepherd of Thy blood-bought sheep, 
Teach the stony hearts to weep ; 

Let the blind have eyes to see, 
See themselves, and look to Thee. 

3 Where Thou hast Thy work begun, 
Give new strength the race to run ; 
Scatter darkness, doubts, and fears; 
W r ipe away the mourner's tears. 

4 Bless us all, both old and young ; 
Call forth praise from every tongue ; 
Let this whole assembly prove 

All Thy power and all Thy love. 


For Thy mercy and Thy grace, 
Faithful through another year, 

Hear our song of thankfulness ; 
Father and Redeemer, hear ! 

2 In our weakness and distress, [stay: 

Rock of Strength, be Thou our 
In the pathless wilderness 
Be our true and living way. 

3 Who of us death's awful road 

In the coming year shall tread. 

With Thy rod and staff, O God, 
Comfort Thou his dying bed. 

4 Keep us faithful, keep us pure, 

Keep us evermore Thine own; 
Help, O help us to endure, 
Fit us for the promised crown. 

5 So within Thy palace gate 

We shall praise, on golden strings, 
Thee, the only Potentate, 

Lord of lords, and King of kings. 




All, all for Thee ! Dear Saviour, may 

this watchword [this year : 

Be Thine own keynote for my life 

So sweetly harmonising thought and 

action, [cord hear. 

That none who listen shall a dis- 

2 All, all for Thee ! Oh, take me now 

entirely ! [gentle hand ; 

Retune each note with Thine own 

I give myself afresh into Thy keeping, 

To do or suffer, as Thou shalt com- 


3 I give my heart — I long to love Thee 

better [before ; 

Than ever I have done in years 

That all I do may be a "joy, not 

duty " ; [Thee more 1 

Lord Jesus, grant it: may I love 

4 I give my will — O Master, do receive 

it; [Thine; 

It must rebel in any care but 

I cannot keep it, it is so self-pleasing : 

What rest to think it is no longer 

mine ! 

5 O Master, by Thine own most Holy 

Spirit, [through me, 

Send heavenly music o'er the earth 
So true, so beautiful, so soul-refresh- 
ing, [more of Thee ! 
That those who hear it may learn 

1052 Gft) 


A few more years shall roll, 
A few more seasons come, 
And we shall be with those that rest 
Asleep within the tomb. 

Then, O my Lord, prepare 
My soul for that great day; 
Oh, wash me in Thy precious blood* 
And take my sins away. 

2 A few more suns shall set, 
O'er these dark hills of time ; 
And we shall be where suns are not, 
A far serener clime. 


A few more storms shall beat 
On this wild, rocky shore ; 
And we shall be where tempests cease, 
And surges swell no more. 

A few more struggles here, 
A few more partings o'er ; 
A few more toils, a few more tears, 
And we shall weep no more. 

Tis but a little while 
And He shall come again, [lives 
Who died that we might live; who 
That we with Him may reign. 

Seed -Time and Harvest 




We plough the fields, and scatter 

The good seed on the land ; 
But it is fed and watered 

By God's almighty hand : 
He sends the snow in winter, 

The warmth to swell the grain ; 
The breezes, and the sunshine, 

And soft refreshing rain. 

All good gifts around us 
Are sent from heaven above : 

Then thank the Lord, oh, thank the Lord, 
For all His love ! 

2 He only is the Maker 

Of all things near and far : 
He paints the wayside flower ; 

He lights the evening star ; 
The winds and waves obey Him ; 

By Him the birds are fed ; 
Much more to us, His children, 

He gives our daily bread. 

3 We thank Thee, then, O Father, 

For all things bright and good : 
The seed-time and the harvest, 

Our life, our health, our food. 
Accept the gifts we offer 

For all Thy love imparts ; 
And — what Thou most desirest — 

Our humble, thankful hearts. 

1054 Cffi) 


Some are sowing their seed in the 
dawn-light fair; [glare; 

They are sowing seed in the noonday 

They are sowing seed in the soft 
twilight ; [solemn night. 

They are sowing their seed in the 

What shall the harvest be ? 
What shall the harvest be ? 
What shall the harvest be ? 
What shall the harvest be ? 

2 Some are sowing their seed of word 

and deed, [careless heed; 

Which the cold know not, nor the 
Oh, the gentle word, and the kindest 

deed, [its sorest need. 

That have blessed the sad heart in 
Sweet shall the harvest be ! 

3 Some are sowing the seed of noble 

deed, [heed ; 

With a sleepless watch and an earnest 
With a ceaseless hand in the earth 

they sow, [where'er they go. 

And the fields are all whitening 

Rich will the harvest be I 

4 Whether sown in the darkness, or 

sown in the light ; 
Whether sown in weakness, or sown 

in might ; [in wrath, 

Whether sown in meekness, or sown 
In the broadest highway, or the 

shadowy path : 

Sure will the harvest be I 

1055 D. 

Come, ye thankful people, come, 
Raise the song of harvest-home : 
All is safely gathered in, 
Ere the winter storms begin ; 
God, our Maker, doth provide 
For our wants to be supplied : 
Come to God's own temple, come, 
Raise the song of harvest-home. 

2 All this world is God's own field, 
Fruit unto His praise to yield ; 
Wheat and tares together sown, 
Unto joy or sorrow grown : 
First, the blade, and then the ear. 
Then the full corn shall appear : 
Lord of harvest, grant that we 
Wholesome grain and pure may be. 

3 For the Lord our God shall come, 
And shall take His harvest-home ; 
From His field shall in that day 
All offences purge away ; 

Give His angels charge at last, 
In the fire the tares to cast ; 
But the fruitful ears to store, 
In His garner evermore. 

4 Even so, Lord, quickly come, 
To Thy final harvest-home ; 
Gather Thou Thy people in, 
Free from sorrow, free from sin ; 
There, for ever purified, 

In Thy presence to abide : 

Come with all Thine angels, come, 

Raise the glorious harvest-home. 

Seed- Time and Harvest 





With songs and honours sounding 

Address the Lord on high; [loud, 
Over the heavens He spreads His 

And waters veil the sky. [cloud, 
He sends His showers of blessings 

To cheer the plains below ; [down, 
He makes the grass the mountains 

And corn in valleys grow, [crown, 

2 His steady counsels change the face 

Of the declining year; 
He bids the sun cut short his race, 

And wintry days appear. 
His hoary frost, His fleecy snow, 

Descend and clothe the ground; 
The liquid streams forbear to flow, 

In icy fetters bound. 

3 He sends His word and melts the 

The fields no longer mourn ; [snow, 
He calls the warmer gales to blow, 

And bids the spring return. 
The changing wind, the flying cloud, 

Obey His mighty word: [loud, 
With songs and honours sounding 

Praise ye the Sovereign Lord ! 




Sowing the seed by the dawn-light 
fair, [glare ; 

Sowing the seed by the noonday 
Sowing the seed by the fading light, 
Sowing the seed in the solemn night: 

Oh, what shall the harvest be ? 

Oh, what shall the harvest be ? 

Sown ... in the dark - • - ness or sown ... in 
the light, . . . [our might, . . . 

Sown ... in our weak ness or sown ... in 

Gathered in time or eternity, 

Sure, ah, sure will the harvest be ! . . . 

2 Sowing the seed by the wayside high, 
Sowing the seed on the rocks to die; 
Sowing the seed where the thorns will 

Sowing the seed in the fertile soil : 
Oh, what shall the harvest be ? 

3 Sowing the seed of a lingering pain, 
Sowing the seed of a maddened brain ; 
Sowing the seed of a tarnished name, 
Sowing the seed of eternal shame : 

Oh, what shall the harvest be ? 

4 Sowing the seed with an aching heart, 
Sowing the seed while the tear-drops 

start ; 
Sowing in hope till the reapers come, 
Gladly to gather the harvest home : 
Oh, what shall the harvest be ? 



We praise Thee, O Lord, for the 

bountiful harvest 

That now has been gathered and 

garnered with care ; 

Rewarding the toil of the sower and 

reaper, [share. 

While all in its blessings may 

For the boun - - - tiful harvest, we praise Thee, 
We thank Thee and bless Thee, O Lord : 

For the boun tiful harvest, we praise Thee, 

and bless Thee, O Lord. 

2 We praise Thee, O Lord, for the 

bountiful harvest, 
We praise Thee for sunshine, the 

dew, and the rain; [bending 

For soft summer breezes so gracefully 

The bright golden billows of grain. 

3 We praise Thee, O Lord, for Thy 

wonderful token [vants of old, 
That shines as it shone on Thy ser- 
The pledge and assurance that seed- 
time and harvest [hold. 
From earth Thou wilt never with- 

4 We bless Thee, O Lord, for Thy 

wonderful mercies ; [we rai&e, 

And while to Thy glory our voices 

O Thou that regardest the prayers of 

Thy people, 
Accept our thanksgiving and praise. 


Sing to the Lord of harvest, 

Sing songs of love and praise ; 
With joyful hearts and voices 

Your hallelujahs raise: 
By Him the rolling seasons 

In fruitful order move, 
Sing to the Lord of harvest 

A song of happy love. 

2 By Him the clouds drop fatness, 

The deserts bloom and spring, 
The hills leap up in gladness, 

The valleys laugh and sing: 
He filleth with His fulness 

All things with large increase; 
He crowns the year with goodness, 

With plenty and with peace. 

3 Heap on His sacred altar 

The gifts His goodness gave, 
The golden sheaves of harvest, 

The souls He died to save: 
Your hearts lay down before Him, 

When at His feet ye fall, 
And with your lives adore Him, 

Who gave His life for all. 

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SPECIAL OCCASIONS i Travellers by Land and Sea 

4 To God the gracious Father, 

Who made us " very good " ; 
To Christ, who, when we wandered, 

Restored us with His blood; 
And to the Holy Spirit, 

Who doth upon us pour 
His blessed dews and sunshine, 

Be praise for evermore. 



He sendeth the sunshine and rain, 
He scattereth dew on the flowers ; 

He maketh the desert to bloom — 
His blessings descend as the 

Boun - - - tiful, mer 
love I . . . 

ciful, won dcrful 

2 He causeth the rivers to flow, [clad ; 

The fields now with verdure are 
He tempers the wind to His lambs, 
The earth with His fulness is glad. 

3 For bounty so royal and free, 

For mercies unending and new, 
Oh, help us to praise Thee, dear Lord, 
And serve Thee in all that we do. 

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Eternal Father ! strong to save, 
Whose arm hath bound the restless 

Who bidd'st the mighty ocean deep 
Its own appointed limits keep: 
Oh, hear us when we cry to Thee 
For those in peril on the sea ! 

2 O Christ, whose voice the waters 

heard, [word, 

And hushed their raging at Thy 

Who walkedst on the foaming deep, 

And calm amid the storm didst sleep : 

Oh, hear us when we cry to Thee 

For those in peril on the sea ! 

3 O Holy Spirit ! who didst brood 
Upon the waters dark and rude, 
And bid their angry tumult cease, 
And give, for wild confusion, peace: 

Oh, hear us when we cry to Thee 
For those in peril on the sea ! 

4 O Trinity of love and power ! 

Our brethren shield in danger's hour ; 
Fro n rock and tempest, fire and foe, 
Protect them wheresoe'er they go; 
Thus evermore shall rise to Thee 
Glad hymns of praise from land and 


Great Ruler of the land and sea, 
Almighty God, we come to Thee ; 
Able to succour and to save 
From perils of the wind and wave. 
Keep by Thy mighty hand, oh keep 
The dwellers on the homeless deep I 

2 Speak to the shadows of the night, 
And turn their darkness into light; 
Smooth down the breakers* rising 

Say to the billow, " Be at rest ! " 
Keep by Thy mighty hand, oh keep 
The dwellers on the homeless deep 1 

3 Soothe the rough ocean's troubled face, 
And bid the hurricane give place 
To the soft breeze that wafts the bark 
Safely alike through light and dark. 

Keep by Thy mighty hand, oh keep 
The dwellers on the homeless deep I 

4 In storm or battle, with Thine arm 
Shield Thou the mariner from harm— 
From foes without, from ills within, 
From deeds, and words, and thoughts, 

of sin. 
Keep by Thy mighty hand, oh keep 
The dwellers on the homeless deep ! 

5 O Son of God, in days of ill, [still ! M 
Say to each sorrow, '" Peace ! be 
In hours of weakness be Thou nigh, 
Heal Thou the sickness, hear the cry. 

Keep by Thy mighty hand, oh keep 
The dwellers on the homeless deep I 

6 When hidden is each guiding-star, 
Flash out the beacon's light afar; 
From mist and rock, and shoal and 
Protect the sailor on his way. [spray, 

Keep by Thy mighty hand, oh keep 
The dwellers on the homeless deep ! 

7 Defend from the quick lightning's 

stroke, [shock ; 

And from the iceberg's crushing 
Take Thou the helm, and surely 

The wanderer o'er the wayward tide. 
Keep by Thy mighty hand, oh keep 
The dwellers on the homeless deep ! 

8 Good Pilot of the awful main, 
Let us not plead Thy love in vain; 
Jesus, draw near with kindly aid, 
Say, " It is I ; be not afraid ! " 

Keep by Thy mighty hand, oh keep 
The dwellers on the homeless deep 1 


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Light in the darkness, sailor, day is 
at hand ! [Haven's land ; 

See o'er the foaming billows fair 
Drear was the voyage, sailor, now 
almost o'er ; [for the shore. 

Safe within the lifeboat, sailor, pull 
Pull for the shore ? sailor, pull for the shore I 
Heed not the rolling waves, but bend to the 

oar ; [more I 

Safe in the lifeboat, sailor, cling to self no 
Leave the poor old stranded wreck, and pull 

for the shore. 

2 Trust in the lifeboat, sailor; all else 

will fail : [the gale ; 

Stronger the surges dash and fiercer 
Heed not the stormy winds, though 

loudly they roar; 
Watch the " Bright and Morning 

Star," and pull for the shore. 

3 Bright gleams the morning, sailor, 

uplift the eye ; [glory is nigh ! 
Clouds and darkness disappearing, 
Safe in the lifeboat, sailor, sing ever- 
more : [the shore. 
" Glory, glory, hallelujah ! " Pull for 

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Star of peace ! to wanderers weary, 
Bright the beams that smile on me ; 
Cheer the pilot's vision dreary, 
Far, far at sea. 

2 Star of hope ! gleam on the billow, 

Bless the soul that sighs for Thee ; 
Bless the sailor's lonely pillow, 
Far, far at sea. 

3 Star of faith ! when winds are mock- 

All his toil, he flies to Thee; [ing 
Save him on the billows rocking, 
Far, far at sea. 

4 Star divine ! oh, safely guide him, 

Bring the wanderer home to Thee ! 
Sore temptations long have tried him, 
Far, far at sea. 

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Fifrce and wild the storm is raging 

Round a helpless bark ; 
On to doom 'tis swiftly driving, 

O'er the waters dark ! 

Joy ! . . behold the Sa - viour ! . 

Joy ! . . the message hear ! . . 

" I'll stand by until the morning ; 

I've come to save you ; do not fear ! " 

Yes, " I'll stand by until the morning ; 

I've come to save you ; do not fear 1 " . . 

2 Weary, helpless, hopeless seamen, 
Fainting on the deck, 

With what joy they hail their saviour, 
As he hails the wreck ! 

3 On a wild and stormy ocean, 

Sinking 'neath the wave, 
Souls that perish, heed the message ! — 
Christ has come to save ! 

4 Daring death thy soul to rescue, 

He in love has come ; [ing, 

Leave the wreck ! and in Him trust- 
Thou shalt reach thy home ! 

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Coming, coming, yes, they are, 
Coming, coming, from afar ; 
From the wild and scorching desert, 

Afric's sons of colour deep ; 
Jesus' love has drawn and won them, 

At the cross they bow and weep. 

2 Coming, coming, yes, they are, 
Coming, coming, from afar; 
From the fields and crowded cities, 

China gathers to His feet ; 
In His love Shem's gentle children 
Now have found a safe retreat. 

3 Coming, coming, yes, they are, 
Coming, coming, from afar ; 
From the Indies and the Ganges, 

Steady flows the living stream, 
To love's ocean, to His bosom, 
Calvary their wondering theme. 

4 Coming, coming, yes, they are, 
Coming, coming, from afar; 
From the steppes of Russia dreary, 

From Slavonia's scattered lands, 
They are yielding soul and spirit 
Into Jesus' loving hands. 

5 Coming, coming, yes, they are, 
Coming, coming, from afar ; 
From the frozen realms of midnight, 

Over many a weary mile, 
To exchange their soul's long winter 
For the summer of His smile. 

6 Coming, coming, yes, they are, 
Coming, coming, from afar ; 
All to meet in plains of glory, 

All to sing His praises sweet ; 
What a chorus, what a meeting 
With the family complete ! 

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God of mercy ! God of grace ! 
Show the brightness of Thy face ! 
Shine upon us, Saviour, shine ; 
Fill Thy church with light divine ; 


And Thy saving health extend 
Unto earth's remotest end. 

2 Let the people praise Thee, Lord ! 
Be by all that live adored : 

Let the nations shout and sing, 
Gtory to their Saviour King ! 
At Thy feet their tribute pay, 
And Thy holy will obey. 

3 Let the people praise Thee, Lord ! 
Earth shall then her fruits afford ; 
God to man His blessing give ; 
Man to God devoted live ; 

All below, and all above, 

One in joy, and light, a ad love. 



O'er the gloomy hills of darkness, 
Look, my soul, be still, and gaze ; 

All the promises do travail 
With a glorious day of grace : 

Blessed jubilee, 
Let Thy glorious morning dawn ! 

2 Let the Indian, let the negro, 

Let the rude barbarian see 
That divine and glorious conquest 
Once obtained on Calvary ; 

Let the gospel 
Loud resound from pole to pole. 

3 Kingdoms wide that sit in darkness, 

Grant them, Lord, the saving light, 
And from eastern coast to western 
May the morning chase the night, 

And redemption, 
Freely purchased, win the day. 

4 May the glorious day approaching, 

On their grossest darkness dawn, 
And the everlasting gospel 
Spread abroad Thy holy name, 

O'er the borders 
Of the great Immanuel's land. 

5 Fly abroad, thou mighty gospel, 

Win and conquer, never cease ; 
May thy lasting, wide dominions 
Multiply, and still increase: 

Sway Thy sceptre, 
Saviour, all the world around. 

6 Every creature, living, breathing, 

In divinely grateful lays, 
Father, Son, and Spirit, praising, 
Magnify the God of grace : 

Hallelujah ! 
Fill the universe with praise. 

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Speed Thy servants, Saviour, speed 
Thou art Lord of winds and waves ; 

They were bound, but Thou hast freed 
Now they go to free the slaves; [them; 

Be Thou with them, 
'Tis Thine arm alone that saves. 

2 Friends and home and all forsaking, 

Lord, they go at Thy command ; 
As their stay Thy promise taking, 
While they traverse sea and land : 

Oh, be with them, 
Lead them safely by the hand ! 

3 Where no fruit appears to cheer them, 

And they seem to toil in vain — 
Then in mercy, Lord, draw near them, 
Then their sinking hopes sustain ; 

Thus supported, 
Let their zeal revive again. 

4 In the midst of opposition 

Let them trust, O Lord, in Thee ; 
When success attends their mission, 
Let Thy servants humble be : 

Never leave them, 
Till Thy face in heaven they see ; 

5 There to reap in joy for ever, [sown ; 

Fruit that grows from seed here 
There to be with Him, who never 
Ceases to preserve His own, 

And with triumph 
Sing a Saviour's grace alone. 

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From Greenland's icy mountains, 

From India's coral strand, 
Where Afric's sunny fountains 

Roll down their golden sand, — 
From many an ancient river, 

From many a palmy plain — 
They call us to deliver 

Their land from error's chain. 

2 What though the spicy breezes 

Blow soft o'er Ceylon's isle ; 
Though every prospect pleases, 

And only man is vile : 
In vain with lavish kindness 

The gifts of God are strown ; 
The heathen, in his blindness, 

Bows down to wood and stone. 

3 Shall we, whose souls are lighted 

With wisdom from on high — 
Shall we, to men benighted, 

The lamp of life deny ? 
Salvation ! oh, salvation ! 

The joyful sound proclaim, 
Till earth's remotest nation 

Has learned Messiah's name. 

4 Waft, waft, ye winds, His story, 

And you, ye waters, roll, 

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Till, like a sea of glory, 
It spreads from pole to pole ; 

Till o'er our ransomed nature 
The Lamb for sinners slain, 

Redeemer, King, Creator, 
In bliss returns to reign ! 

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The morning light is breaking ; 

The darkness disappears ! 
The sons of earth are waking 

To penitential tears ; 
Each breeze that sweeps the ocean 

Brings tidings from afar, 
Of nations in commotion, 

Prepared for Zion's war. 

2 See heathen nations bending 

Before the God we love, 
And thousand hearts ascending 

In gratitude above ; 
While sinners, now confessing, 

The gospel call obey, 
And seek the Saviour's blessing — 

A nation in a day. 

3 Blest river of salvation ! 

Pursue thine onward way ; 
Flow thou to every nation, 

Nor in thy richness stay : 
Stay not till all the lowly 

Triumphant reach their home : 
Stay not till all the holy 

Proclaim — " The Lord is come ! " 

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Speed away ! speed away on your 
mission of light, [ness and night ; 
To the lands that are lying in dark- 
'Tis the Master's command; go ye 
forth in His name, [claim. 

The wonderful Gospel of Jesus pro- 
Take your lives in your hand, to the 
work while 'tis day, [away ! 

Speed away ! speed away ! speed 

2 Speed away ! speed away with the 

life-giving Word, 
To the nations that know not the 

voice of the Lord ; 
Take the wings of the morning and 

fly o'er the wave, 
In the strength of your Master the 

lost ones to save. 
He is calling once more — not a 

moment's delay ! [away ! 

Speed away ! speed away ! speed 

3 Speed away ! speed away with the 

message of rest, [age opprest ; 
To the souls by the tempter in bond- 

For the Saviour has purchased their 

ransom from sin, 
And the banquet is ready : oh, gather 

them in ! 
To the rescue make haste, there's no 

time for delay, [away ! 

Speed away ! speed away ! speed 

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Tell it out among the nations that 
the Lord is King ; 
Tell it out ! Tell it out ! 
Tell it out among the nations, bid 
them shout and sing ; 
Tell it out ! Tell it out ! 
Tell it out with adoration that He 
shall increase, [King of Peace ; 
That the mighty King of Glory is the 
Tell it out with jubilation, let the 
song ne'er cease ; 
Tell it out ! Tell it out ! 

2 Tell it out among the people that 

the Saviour reigns ; 
Tell it out ! Tell it out ! 
Tell it out among the heathen, bid 
them break their chains ; 
Tell it out ! Tell it out ! 
Tell it out among the weeping ones 
that Jesus lives, [rest He gives ; 
Tell it out among the weary ones what 
Tell it out among the sinners that He 
came to save ; 
Tell it out ! Tell it out ! 

3 Tell it out among the people, Jesus 

reigns above ; 

Tell it out ! Tell it out ! 

Tell it out among the nations, that 

His reign is love ; 

Tell it out ! Tell it out ! 

Tell it out among the highways and 

the lanes at home, 
Let it ring across the mountains and 
the ocean's foam, [longer roam ; 
That the weary, heavy-laden, need no 
Tell it out ! Tell it out ! 

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Eternal Father, Thou hast said 
That Christ all glory shall obtain; 

That He who once a sufferer bled 
Shall o'er the world a conqueror 

2 We wait Thy triumph, Saviour-King ; 
Long ages have prepared Thy way ; 
Now all abroad Thy banners fling, 
Set time's great battle in array. 


3 Thy hosts are mustered to the field ; 

" The Cross ! the Cross ! " the 
battle-call : [yield, 

The old grim towers of darkness 
And soon shall totter to their fall. 

4 On mountain-tops the watch-fires 

glow, [men stand ; 

Where scattered wide the watch- 
Voice echoes voice, and onward flow 
The joyous shouts from land to 


5 Oh, fill the Church with faith and 

power ! [cease ; 

Bid her long night of weeping 
To groaning nations haste the hour 
Of life and freedom, light and peace. 


Ye Christian heralds, go proclaim 
Salvation through ImmanuePs name ; 
To distant climes the tidings bear, 
And plant the Rose of Sharon there. 

2 He'll shield you with a wall of fire, 
With flaming zeal your heart inspire ; 
Bid raging winds their fury cease, 
And hush the tempest into peace. 

3 And when our labours all are o'er, 
Then we shall meet to part no more, 
With all the ransomed hosts to fall, 
And crown our Saviour Lord of all. 


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O Church of Christ, behold at last 
The promised sign appear ! 

The Gospel preached in all the world, 
And lo ! the King draws near. 

He shall reign from sea to sea, 
When He girds on His conquering sword ; 

All the ends of the earth shall see 
The salvation of our God. 

2 With girded loins, make haste, make 

Thy witness to complete, [haste, 

That Christ may take His throne and 

All nations to His feet. [bring 

3 And Thou, O Israel, long in dust, 

Arise, and come away ! 
See how the Sun of Righteousness 
Sheds forth the beams of day. 

4 The scattered sons are gathering 

The fig tree buds again ; [home, 
A little while, and David's Son 
On David's throne shall reign. 

5 Then sing aloud, O Pilgrim Church, 

Brief conflict yet remains, 
And then Immanuel descends 
To bind thy foe in chains ! 


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Going forth at Christ's command, 
Going forth to every land ; 
Full salvation making known, 
Through the blood of God's dear Son. 

" Saved to serve 1 " the watchword ring, 
Saved to serve our glorious King ; 
Tell the story o'er and o'er. 
Saved to serve for evermore. 

2 Serving God through all our days, 
Toiling not for purse or praise ; 
But to magnify His name, 
While the gospel we proclaim. 

3 Seeking only souls to win 
From the deadly power of sin ; 
We would guide their steps aright, 
Out of darkness into light. 


Tell the whole wide world of Jesus, 
Bear the news from shore to shore ; 

Telling sinners of the Saviour, 
Let the light spread more and more. 

Tell the world, . . . the whole wide world; 

Bear the news . . . from shore to shore; 
Tell the whole wide world of Jesus, 

Praise His name for evermore 1 

2 Send abroad the gospel heralds, 

Let them take the blessed light 
Into every land of darkness, % 

Piercing through the shades of night. 

3 Yes, we'll send the joyful message 

Over mountain, over wave, 
Telling everywhere of Jesus, 
And His mighty power to save. 

4 While we pray for other nations, 

Send them help with willing hand; 
Let us not forget the home-fields — 
Jesus for our native land ! 

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We have heard the joyful sound : 

Jesus saves ! Jesus saves ! 
Tell the message all around : 

Jesus saves ! Jesus saves ! 
Bear the news to every land, [waves ; 

Climb the steeps and cross the 
Onward ! — 'tis our Lord's command: 

Jesus saves ! Jesus saves ! 
2 Waft it on the rolling tide : 

Jesus saves ! Jesus saves ! 
Say to sinners far and wide : 

Jesus saves ! Jesus saves ! 
Sing, ye islands of the sea, 

Echo back, ye ocean caves ; 
Earth shall keep her jubilee : 

Jesus saves ! Jesus saves ! 

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3 Sing above the toil and strife — 

Jesus saves ! Jesus saves ! 
By His death and endless life — 

Jesus saves ! Jesus saves ! 
Sing it softly through the gloom, 

When the heart for mercy craves ; 
Sing in triumph o'er the tomb — 

Jesus saves 1 Jesus saves ! 

4 Give the winds a mighty voice : 

Jesus saves ! Jesus saves ! 
Let the nations now rejoice — 

Jesus saves I Jesus saves ! 
Shout salvation full and free 

To every strand that ocean laves ; 
This our song of victory, 

Jesus saves ! Jesus saves ! 

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Sowing the precious seed in the early 
dawn of morning, [noonday fair ; 
Sowing the precious seed in the 
Sowing the precious seed, for the 
youthful heart's adorning, 
Sowing the precious seed with a 
patient care. 
Sowing the precious seed, sowing the precious 
seed, [hand ; 

Scattering far and wide, with patient loving 
Breaking the bread of life, 
Telling o'er the Gospel story, 
Sowing the precious seed in the dear homeland. 

2 Sowing the precious seed at the early 

day's declining, [light dim ; 

Sowing the precious seed in the twi- 

Sowing the precious seed, neither 

doubting nor repining, [to Him. 
Leaving it all to God, trusting all 

3 Sowing the precious seed with an 

earnest, true endeavour, 
Sowing the precious seed of the 

golden grain ; 
Sowing the precious seed, and the 

hand withholding never, 
Praying that God will send it the 

sun and rain. 

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Hear the everlasting song, 

Breaking through the sky : 
'* Glory, glory be to God, 

To God on high ! " 
Through the blessed courts of light, 

Saints and angels, joyful singing, 
Strike their harps and shout aloud, 

" The Lord is King ! " 
2 Hear the loud triumphant song 

O'er the world resound ; 
Like a mighty ocean rolls 

The glad, glad sound ; 

" Hallelujah ! praise the Lord ! " 
Distant climes His triumph singing. 

Lift their voice and shout aloud, 
" The Lord is King ! " 

3 Praise the blessed Three in One, 

All ye heavenly host ; 
Praise the Father, praise the Son, 

And Holy Ghost ! 
As it was in all the past, 

Through eternal ages ringing, 
Ransomed ones shall still proclaim, 

" The Lord is King ! " 

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There's a call comes ringing o'er the 

restless wave, [light ! " . . . 

" Send the light, . . . send the 

There are souls to rescue, there are 

souls to save, [light ! " . . . 

"Send the light, . . . send the 

Send the light, . . . the blessed gospel light 1 
Let it shine from shore to shore ! 

Send the light, . . . the blessed gospel light ! 
Let it shine for evermore 1 

2 We have heard the Macedonian call 

to-day, [light ! " . . . 

" Send the light, . . . send the 

And our grateful offerings at the cross 

we lay, [light ! " . . . 

" Send the light, . . . send the 

3 May the grace of Jesus unto all 

abound, [light ! " . . . 

" Send the light, . . . send the 

And a Christlike spirit everywhere be 

found, Dight ! " . . . 

" Send the light, . . . send the 

4 Let us not grow weary in the work of 

love, [light ! " 

" Send the light, . . . send the 

While we gather jewels for our crown 

above, [light ! " . . . 

" Send the light, . . . send the 

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Great Jehovah, mighty Lord, 
Vast and boundless is Thy word ; 
King of kings, from shore to shore 
Thou shalt reign for evermore. 

2 Jew and Gentile, bond and free, 
All shall yet be one in Thee ; 
All confess Messiah's name, 

All His wondrous love proclaim. 

3 From her night shall China wake ; 
Afric's sons their chains shall break ; 
Egypt, where Thy people trod, 
Shall adore and praise our God. 



4 India's groves of palm so fair 

Shall resound with praise and prayer ; 
Ceylon's isle with joy shall sing, 
" Glory be to Christ our King ! " 

5 North and South shall own Thy sway ; 
East and West Thy voice obey; 
Crowns and thrones before Thee fall, 
King of kings, and Lord of all. 

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Jesus shall reign where'er the sun 
Doth his successive journeys run ; 
His kingdom stretch from shore to 
shore, [more. 

Till moons shall wax and wane no 

2 Peoples and realms of every tongue 
Dwell on His love with sweetest song ; 
And infant voices shall proclaim 
Their early blessings on His Name. 

3 To Him shall endless prayer be made, 
And endless praises crown His head ; 
His name like sweet perfume shall 
With every morning sacrifice. [rise 

4 Then all the earth shall rise and bring 
Peculiar honours to its King ; 
Angels descend with songs again, 
And earth repeat the loud Amen. 



Send the Light, oh, send it quickly 

Far across the heaving main ; 
Speed the news of full salvation 
Through a dear Redeemer's name. 
Send the Light, oh, send it quickly 

To the isles beyond the sea ; 
Let them hear the wondrous story — 
Love is boundless, grace is free ! 

2 Send the Light, where souls are dying 

In their darkness, gloom, and night ; 
Haste, oh, haste ! the days are fleet- 

And the hours — how swift their 

3 Send the Light— the Lord commands 

t To His Holy Word attend : [it ; 
" Go ye forth and preach My gospel ; 
Lo ! I'm with you to the end." 

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Far and near the fields are teeming 

With the waves of ripened grain ; 

Far and near their gold is gleaming 

O'er the sunny slope and plain. 

Lord, we pray Thee, send forth reapers ! 

Hear us, while to Thee we cry ; 
Send them now the sheaves to gather, 
Ere the harvest-time pass by. 


2 Send them forth with morn's first 

Send them in the noontide's glare ; 
When the sun's last rays are gleaming. 
Bid them gather everywhere. 

3 Hasten now, the grain is bending, 

Gather now the sheaves of gold ; 
Homeward then at evening wending, 
Thou shalt come with joy untold. 





Hasten, Lord, the glorious time 
When, beneath Messiah's sway, 

Every nation, every clime, 
Shall the Gospel's call obey. 

2 Mightiest kings His power shall own, 

Heathen tribes His name adore ; 
Satan and his host o'erthrown, 
Bound in chains, shall hurt no more. 

3 Then shall wars and tumults cease, 

Then be banished grief and pain ; 
Righteousness, and joy, and peace> 
Undisturbed shall ever reign. 

4 Bless we, then, our gracious Lord I 

Ever praise His glorious name ! 
All His mighty acts record ; 
Ail His wondrous love proclaim* 

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Assembled at Thy great command, 
Before Thy face, great King, we stand ; 
The voice that marshalled every star, 
Has called Thy people from afar. 

2 We meet, through distant lands to 

The truth for which the martyrs bled ; 
Along the line, to either pole, 
The thunder of Thy praise to roll. 

3 Our prayers assist, accept our praise ; 
Our hopes revive, our courage raise ; 
Our counsels aid ; to each impart 
The single eye, the faithful heart. 

4 Forth with Thy chosen heralds come ; 
Recall the wandering spirits home ; 
From Zion's mount send forth the 

To spread the spacious earth around. 


1089 (W 

Lift up thine eyes, O watchman, 

The armies of the Lord 
Are riding forth to conquest 

With buckler, shield, and sword 
Glad tidings unto Zion 

That valiant host shall bring, 


Christian Endeavour 


And shout aloud, Hosanna ! 
The Lord, the Lord is King : 

2 What dost thou see, O watchman ? 

What dost thou see afar ? 
" The gleaming of a banner, 

The rising of a Star ; " 
Then cry aloud, O watchman, 

With trumpet voice proclaim 
To all a full salvation, [name. 

Through Christ the Saviour's 

3 That radiant banner gleaming, 

That Star divinely bright, 
Shall bear to every nation 

The blessed gospel light : 
All kingdoms, crowns, and sceptres, 

Before the Cross shall fall, 
And Christ shall reign triumphant, 

The King and Lord of all. 

1090 (») 

Far, far away in heathen darkness 

dwelling, [lost ; 

Millions of souls for ever may be 

Who, who will go Salvation's story 

telling — [cost ? 

Looking to Jesus, counting not the 

" All power is given unto Me ! All power is 
given unto Me ! Go ye into all the world and 
preach the Gospel ; and lo, I am with you 

2 See o'er the world wide open doors 

inviting : [in ! 

Soldiers of Christ, arise and enter 

Christians, awake ! your forces all 

uniting, [chains of sin ! 

Send forth the gospel, break the 

3 " Why will ye die ? " the voice of God 

is calling ; [His Name : 

" Why will ye die ? " re-echo in 

Jesus hath died to save from death 

appalling ; [claim. 

Life and salvation therefore go pro- 

4 God speed the day when those of 

every nation, [shall sing ; 

" Glory to God " triumphantly 

Ransomed, redeemed, rejoicing in 

salvation, [is King ! " 

Shout "Hallelujah, for the Lord 

Christian Endeavour 

1091 ») 


We coLie to-day from near and far, 
The light of hope our guiding star ; 
In Jesus' name we gather here, 
For strength and words of cheer. 


Oh, wondrous words, sweet words of cheer 
That Jesus speaks in tones so clear : 
Still may they grow to us more dear 
While gathered in His name. 

2 'Tis good to meet in His blest name, 
And all His wondrous love proclaim ; 
To find the way of life more dear, 
And hear glad words of cheer. 

3 O Saviour, bless our Christian band, 
For Thee enlisted, heart and hand ; 
Incline to us Thy gracious ear, 
And give us words of cheer. 

4 And when we leave this hallowed 

Oh, grant to us Thy heavenly grace; 
In all our way, oh, be Thou near, 
To speak glad words of cheer. 

1092 (S) 


Keep step with the Master, whatever 
betide ; [close to your Guide ; 

Though dark be the pathway, keep 

While foes are alluring, and danger is 
near, [nothing to fear. 

When walking with Jesus, you've 

Keeping step, ... go bravely forward, 
And thy cour - - age still renew ; . . . 

Daily walk . . . with Christ your Saviour, 
He will lead you all the journey through . 

2 Keep step with the Master, wherever 

you go ; 
Through darkness and shadow the 

way He will show, [will illume. 
The light of His presence your path 
And make all the desert a garden of 


3 Keep step with the Master; nor halt 

by the way ; [haste to obey ! 

Whate'er He commands you, oh, 
Arise at His bidding, press on in His 

might ; [to be right. 

While walking with Jesus, you're sure 



There is light above, there are smiles 
of love, 

When in Jesus we abide ; [ways, 
There are golden rays on our rugged 

When we keep on the sunny side. 

Keep on the sunny side, . . 

Keep on the sunny side ; . . 

With Jesus near, why should we fear ? 

Let us keep on the sunny side. 

2 A blessing will fall on the hearts of all, 
When in Jesus we confide, 
And the heavenly beam of His love 
will gleam, 
When we keep on the sunny side. 


3 Then let us press on with a cheerful 
From morn till eventide, [song, 
And our paths shall be bright in the 
Saviour's light, 
While we keep on the sunny side. 

1094 CS) 


A Christian band from far and near, 
We meet to learn of Jesus here ; 
To read His Word, whose every line 
Is filled with hope and joy divine. 

May our Endeavour Band, now gathered in 
His name, [His fame ! 

United heart and hand, go forth to spread 

Then firmly let us stand, for God and native 
land, [Christian band. 

And pray that He may bless and keep our 

2 We gather here, where all may sing 
Glad songs of praise to Christ our 

King ; [way 

Where youthful hearts may find the 
That leads to life and endless day. 

3 The Master's work we'll still pursue, 
A rid here again our pledge renew, 
To follow Him, to trust His love, 

1 ill gathered home with Him above. 




For Christ is our Endeavour, 

Our hearts to Him belong; 
His presence cheers us ever, 

His love inspires our song : 
We come in youth's bright morning, 

Obedient to His word, 
And seek for our adorning, 

The beauty of the Lord. 

2 In fulness of His blessing, 

Good work for Him we'll do ; 
His name with joy confessing, 

His standard-bearers true ; 
And He will never fail us, 

Whatever may betide ; 
Though danger should assail us, 

In Him we safe abide. 

3 With youthful ardour glowing, 

We form a Christian band ; 
The joy of Jesus knowing, 

We for His honour stand ; 
For He is our Redeemer, 

And to Him we belong, 
Whose grace shall fail us never, 

Whose love inspires our song. 

1096 ( c #) 


" For Christ and the Church " let 

our voices ring, [blessed King; 

Let us honour the name of our own 

Let us work with a will in the strength 
of youth, [of truth. 

And loyally stand for the kingdom 
For Christ, . . our dear Redeemer, 

For Christ . . who died to save ; 
For the Church . . . His blood hath purchased ; 

Lord, make us pure and brave. 

2 " For Christ and the Church " be our 

earnest prayer, [daily bear ; 

Let us follow His banner, the cross 
Let us yield, wholly yield, to the 

Spirit's power, [brightest hour. 
And faithfully serve Him in life's 

3 " For Christ and the Church " willing 

offerings make, 
Time and talents and gold for the 

dear Master's sake ; [to Him, 
We will render the best we can bring 
The heart's wealth of love, that will 

never grow dim. 

4 " For Christ and the Church " let us 

cast aside, 
By His conquering grace, chains of 

self, fear, and pride ; [so grand ; 
May our lives be enriched by an aim 
Then happy the call to the Saviour's 

right hand. 

1097 CS) 

Army of Endeavour, hear the trumpet 

call ; [one and all ! 

'Gainst the foe advancing, forward, 

Christ is our Commander; faithful 

let us be : 

He will give to us the victory ! 

Though the battle rages, what have we to 

fear ? 
In the wildest conflict He is ever near ; 
Trusting in our Leader, faithful let us be ; 
He will give the victory ! 

2 In His royal service there's a work 

for all, [those that fall ; 

Cheering on the faint ones, lifting 

Unto Him who calls us, ever faithful 

He will give to us the victory ! [be : 

3 Ever pressing onward in the cause of 

right, [the light ; 

Holding up the banner, walking in 
Keeping His commandments, great 

rewards have we : 
He will give to us the victory ! 


On, march on, O Army of En- 

deav'rers ! [unfurled ; 

On, march on, with banners wide 

Strike for right, the Lord Himself is 

with you, [world. 

Shout the cry of battle o'er the 

Christian Endeavour 

Storm the fort by Satan's host defended, 
Storm the fort, and set the prisoners free ; 

Onward still, though legions rise against you, 
Follow Him who giveth victory. 

2 On, march on, O Army of En- 

deav'rers ! [prevail; 

On, march on, the truth shall yet 

Lo, in dust the foe shall fall before 

you, [not fail. 

Trusting Him whose promise can- 

3 Hail, all hail, O Army of Endeav'rers ! 

Crowd your ranks, the sword of 

triumph wield ; [conquer, 

He who leads will give you grace to 

You shall come victorious from 
the field. 

4 Hail, all hail, O Army of Endeav'rers ! 

Robe and palm are waiting you on 
Bear the cross of Christ a little longer, 
Tell the world the crowning day is 

1099 (W 

Walking in the sunshine, beautiful 

and bright, [night ; 

In the rosy morning, or the dewy 

Steadily advancing, onward day by 

Follow Jesus all the way. [day, 

Fol - low, . we will follow Jesus ; 

Fol - low, . follow day by day ; 
On - ward, . wheresoe'er He leads us, 

We will follow Jesus all the way. 

2 In the brightest sunshine, or the 

darkest gloom, [mer's bloom : 
In the lovely springtime, or the sum- 
Hear the Saviour calling, hasten to 
Follow Jesus all the way. [obey, 

3 In the golden sunshine, or the 

shadows deep, [sinks to sleep : 

When the storm is raging, when it 

Trusting in His mercy till the closing 

Follow Jesus all the way. [day, 

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Christian soldiers all, hear our 
Leader's call ; [mand ? 

Who will rally at the King's corn- 
Firmly, steadily, on to victory, 
See, advancing, " Our Endeavour 

Forward ! soldiers all ; hear our Leader's call ! 

Onward ! onward, with the Sword and 
Shield ! 
Signals flashing bright, in the shining light, 

Cheer us onward to the battlefield ! 

2 Hear the trump of war sounding near 

and far, [name ; 

Haste to conquer in Jehovah's 

To the promised land, with His 
mighty hand, 
He will lead us with a loud acclaim. 

3 On, our foes to brave ! on, the world 

to save ! [moments fly ; 

Armed with courage as the 

Shouts of triumph rise, rank to rank 

replies, [high ! 

As with joy we wave our banners 

4 When our labour's done, and the 

victbry won, [above ; 

Then with Jesus we shall meet 

Oh, how sweet 'twill be, there His 

face to see, 
In the mansions of eternal love ! 


Whatever you do, wherever you go, 
Be loyal to Jesus, your King ! 

Oh, serve Him aright, and walk in 
the light : 
Be loyal to Jesus, your King ! 

Be loyal to Jesus, and true ! . . . [renew ; 
His arm will sustain thee, His strength will 
Walk close to Him ever, His cross keep in view : 

Be loyal to Jesus, your King ! 

2 Though tempted and tried, stand close 

by His side ; Be loyal, etc. 
Through faith in His name the victory 
claim : Be loyal, etc. 

3 Though foes may annoy, still serve 

Him with joy : Be loyal, etc. 
Though danger and doubt encompass 
about : Be loyal, etc. 

4 Go, spread the glad word, and sing of 

the Lord : Be loyal, etc. 
Your anthems of praise triumphantly 
raise: Be loyal, etc. 


From yonder western plain 

There comes the signal strain, 
Tis loyalty, loyalty, loyalty to Christ ! 

Its music rolls along, 

The hills take up the song [Christ ! 
Of loyalty, loyalty, yes, loyalty to 

" On to victory ! On to victory ! " 
Cries our great Commander ! 
" On ! " . . . We'll move at His command ; 
We'll soon possess the land, [Christ ! 

Through loyalty, loyalty, yes, loyalty to 

2 Oh hear, ye brave, the sound 
That moves the earth around, 
'Tis loyalty, loyalty, loyalty to Christ ! 
Arise to dare and do, 
Ring out the watchword true 
Of loyalty, loyalty, yes, loyalty to 
Christ ! 


3 Come join our loyal throng, 
We'll rout the giant wrong, 

Through loyalty, loyalty, loyalty to 
Where Satan's banners float [Christ! 
We'll send this bugle note [Christ ! 

Of loyalty, loyalty, yes, loyalty to 

4 The strength of youth we lay 

At Jesus' feet to-day, [Christ ! 

Through loyalty, loyalty, loyalty to 
The Gospel we'll proclaim 
Throughout the world's domain, 

Of loyalty, loyalty, yes, loyalty to 
Christ ! 




Onward, O Junior Endeav'rers ! 

Rescue the children to-day ; 
Lead them to Jesus the Saviour, 

Hasten to show them the way. 

Onward, O Junior Endeav'rers ! 

Forward for truth and the right ; 
Gather the lost from the darkness 

Into the beautiful light. 

2 Onward, O Junior Endeav'rers ! 

Why should we longer delay ? 
Many, unheeding God's mercy, 
Sadly are drifting away. 

3 Onward, O Junior Endeav'rers ! 

Haste with the life-giving bread ; 
Bring them to Jesus the Shepherd — 
Surely they all should be fed. 

4 Onward, O Junior Endeav'rers ! 

Scatter bright smiles while we may ; 
Onward and upward and homeward, 
Singing glad songs on the way. 

1104 «) 


The vows of God are on you, ye Chris- 
tian youth, arise ; 

The blood of Christ has won you your 
heritage, the skies. 

Rise up, cast off your fetters ; born of 
celestial birth, [for earth. 

Ye are no longer debtors to live alone 

The vows of God are on you, O Christian 
youth, arise ; [beyond the skies. 

The blood of Christ has won you a home 

2 It is no idle story, it is no dream of 

night, [children of the light. 

Redeemed in Christ to glory, ye 
The vows of God are on you, rise up, 

and make them good ; 
He will at last enthrone you, in death 

for you He stood. 
Then every fetter sunder, aside lay 

every chain, [calling high attain. 
And dream no more, nor wander, your 

He sets a prize before you, who won 

the prize before ; [for evermore. 

His blessed banner o'er you shall float 

4 With sin, then, do not dally, with 

flowers do not delay, 
But round Christ's standard rally, as 

children of the day ; 
Rise up, no wish reserving, lay every 

weight aside, [He bled and died. 
With joy your Master serving, for you 



Let the light of love shine clear, 
Bringing comfort, hope, and cheer ; 
Life hath oft a rainy day, 
Scatter sunbeams by the way. 

Sun . . . beams ! scatter all along, 
Making life a happy song ! 
Jesus is the light to-day, 
Scatter sunbeams by the way. 

2 Many hearts are sorrow-bowed, 
See no light beyond the cloud ; 
Point them to a heavenly ray, 
Scatter sunbeams by the way. 

3 Oh, to bring some golden gleams 
From the land where glory beams ; 
Blessing others day by day, 
Scattering sunbeams by the way. 





Oh, help me tell the story of Christ my 

Lord and King; [delights to sing. 

For of His boundless mercy my soul 

Oh, help me tell the story of Jesus' boundless 

love, [His praise above ! 

Till, with the Church triumphant, I sing 

2 He brought me out of bondage, He 

paid my debt of sin ; [might enter in. 
The door of Life He opened, that I 

3 He left His home in glory, He laid His 

sceptre down, [might wear a crown. 
And on the cross He suffered, that I 

4 Be this my one Endeavour, to glorify 

His name ; [world proclaim. 

The story of Redemption to all the 




In a world where sorrow ever will be 
known, [sad and lone ; 

Where are found the needy, and the 

How much joy and comfort you can 
all bestow, [you go ! 

If you scatter sunshine everywhere 

Scat ter sunshine all along your way, 

Cheer and bless and brighten every passing 

Christian Endeavour 

2 Slightest actions often meet the sorest 

needs, [kindly deeds ; 

For the world wants daily little 
Oh, what care and sorrow you may 

help remove, [pathy and love. 

With your songs and courage, sym- 

3 When the days are gloomy, sing 

some happy song ; [courage strong ; 
Meet the world's repining with a 
Go with faith undaunted through the 

ills of life, [toil and strife. 

Scatter smiles and sunshine o'er its 


With cheerful songs and hymns of 

Our grateful hearts to Him we raise 
Who leads us on with gentle hand, 
And crowns with love our Christian 

Then gladly let us stand, united heart and 

hand, [sin ; 

The lost to gather in from sorrow, pain, and 
Be this our constant aim — to spread abroad 

the name [love proclaim. 

Of Jesus our Redeemer, and His wondrous 

2 And while we meet together here, 

In bonds of love and friendship dear, 
Oh, may our prayers like incense rise, 
To Him whose grace each need supplies. 

3 O Thou, who art the children's Friend, 
Our steps direct, our paths defend, 
And by Thine own almighty hand, 
Protect and keep our Christian Band. 



Oh, let us all endeavour, with all our 
heart and might, [His work delight ; 

To serve our Lord and Master, and in 

Remembering that service must come 
before reward ; 

That joy must flow from doing the 
Father's will and word. 

For Christ . . and the Church . . our all, O 
Lord, we give ! [we ever Jive ! 

For Christ . . . and the Church, . . oh, may 

Oh, let us all endeavour the world for 

Christ to win ; 
To search the streets and highways for 

souls to save from sin ; 
To send the blessed tidings to all the 

world around, [the joyful sound. 
Till every race and nation shall hear 
Oh, let us all endeavour the Church 

of Christ to build, [it to yield ; 
Be faithful in its service, our all for 
Its ordinances follow, its means of 

grace attend ; [our life shall end. 
Thus grow in Christlike power until 


" Our land for Christ " we sing ; 
Our hearts to Him we bring, 

And trust His word ; 
With His dear cross in view, 
Each Christian grace renew, 
And make endeavour true, 

For Christ our Lord. 

Our land . . for . . Christ, our hearts . . we . . 
And make endeavour firm and true [bring. 

For Christ, our Lord and King. 

2 " Our land for Christ " we sing ; 
Away earth's follies fling, 

And seek His love ; 
Ours be a heavenly prize, 
Unseen by mortal eyes, 
In mansions in the skies, 

With Him above. 

3 " Our land for Christ " we sing ; 
Christ, Prophet, Priest, and King, 

Whom saints adore ; 
Each day some duty done, 
Some Christian work begun, 
Some soul to Jesus won — 

We ask no more. 

4 " Our land for Christ " we sing ; 
Our all to Him we bring 

With one accord ; 
Sinners, from sin set free, 
His wondrous grace shall see, 
And through eternity 

Worship the Lord. 

1111 (B) 





Now just a word for 

dearest Friend so true 
Come, cheer our hearts and tell 

what He hath done for you. 

Now just a word for Jesus, 'twill help us on 

our way ! [or pray ! 

One little word for Jesus, oh speak, or sing, 

Now just a word for Jesus ; you feel 

your sins forgiven, 
And by His grace are striving to reach 

a home in heaven. 

Now just a word for Jesus ; a cross it 

cannot be [His life for me." 

To say, " I love my Saviour, who gave 

Now just a word for Jesus; let not 

the time be lost ; [sorrow, to its cost. 

The heart's neglected duty brings 

Now just a word for Jesus ; and if your 

faith be dim, [the rest to Him. 

Arise in all your weakness, and leave 




Let us work and pray together, 
With a firm and strong endeavour; 
Hearts and hands united ever 

In the service of the Lord : 
In His constant love abiding, 
And to Him our all confiding, 
With His gentle hand still guiding, 

We shall conquer through His word. 

2 In the dawn of life's fair morning, 
With its smile our path adorning, 
Let us heed the Master's warning : 

" Time is flying ; work to-day ! " 
See the royal host advancing : 
Armed with zeal, and upward glancing, 
Full of hope and joy entrancing, 

Let us quickly haste away. 

3 Come and join the ranks before us ; 
Hark ! their songs are floating o'er us ; 
Hear the glad and tuneful chorus, 

How it vibrates on the air ! 
Home is near, and toil is ending, 
Soon the mount of joy ascending, 
Where the blest their harps are blend- 

We shall meet our loved ones there. 


Praise ye the Lord ! lift up the voice 

with singing ; [His name ; 

Tell to the world the glory of 

Join in the song while joyful notes are 

ringing [abroad His fame ! 

Far o'er the earth: oh spread 

Yes, we'll tell the wondrous story, 
We will laud His holy name ; 

And will give our best endeavour 
Still to spread abroad His fame. 

2 Praise ye the Lord, with holy adora- 

tion ! [praise; 

Worthy is He of all our love and 

Look unto Him, the Rock of our 

Salvation ; [our days. 

His gracious hand hath led us all 

3 Praise ye the Lord, and worship Him 

with gladness ! [wondrous love ; 

Thanks to His name for all His 

Praise ye the Lord ! let praises banish 

Now and for ever till we meet above. 

-L JL A 4 ( 138/ D.C.M. 

Our willing service, Lord, to Thee 
We pledge ourselves to give, 

For Thou hast bought us with Thy 
And died that we might live ; 

We pledge ourselves by grace to yield 

Obedience to Thy laws, 
Devotion to Thy sacred truth, 

Thy kingdom and Thy cause. 

2 We pledge ourselves with filial love 

To follow Thy commands, [deed, 
To help the Church by word and 

And aid our pastor's hands ; 
Be this our one supreme desire, 

Our purpose, thought, and aim, 
In whatsoever we shall do, 

To glorify Thy name. 

3 And so we pledge ourselves to walk, 

That those around may see 
The calm reflection of a light 

That only shines from Thee ; 
O help us, Lord, our pledge to keep ; 

We need Thy constant care 
To guard our hearts from every sin, 

Our feet from every snare. — 

lllJ ( 83 7 L.M. 

The call of God is sounding clear, 
O Christian, let it reach thine ear ; 
Endeavour now of souls to bring 
A band to love and serve the King. 

Let us go forth ! . . . the call is clear ; . . . 

Let us go forth, ... no tarrying here ! . . . 

For Him to live, . . . the Christ, the Lord, . . . 

A crown from Him . . . our high reward. 

2 Let us go forth, as called of God, 
Redeemed by Jesus' precious blood ; 
His love to show, His life to live. 
His message speak, His mercy give. 

3 Let " Christ alone ! " our watchword 

The Son of God who made us free ; 
He bore our sins, He makes us pure, 
For His name's sake we all endure. 

4 The Christ of God to glorify, 
His grace in us to magnify ; 

His word of life to all make known— 
Be this our work, and this alone. 


Go on your way rejoicing, ye children 
of the King ; [triumph sing. 

In songs of holy rapture, His glorious 
Go on your way rejoicing, and to the world 
proclaim ! [His name. 

Behold, Messiah bringeth redemption thro' 

2 Go on your way rejoicing, to brave 

the host of sin ; [tal souls to win. 
From bondage and oppression immor- 

3 Go on your way rejoicing ; the victory 

draweth near ; 
For He, your great Commander, in 
clouds will soon appear. 

Christian Endeavour 



Are we walking, daily walking, as 

the children of the light, 
Casting off the works of darkness, 

and the shadows of the night ? 
Have we left them for the sunshine 

freely streaming from above, 
For the clear and blessed sunshine of 

the Saviour's wondrous love ? 

Are we walk ing in His sight ... as the 

chil dren of the light ? . . . 

In the precious blood of Jesus have we made 
our garments white ? [of the light ? 

Are we marching on to glory as the children 

2 Are we walking, humbly walking, as 

the children of the light, 
In a world of pain and sorrow, where 

the powers of sin unite ? 
Are we seeking souls that wander in 

the dark and downward way ? 
Do we win them to the radiance of 

the everlasting day ? 

3 Let our songs ring out in gladness, 

as the children of the light, 
Let the joy of His salvation make our 

hearts and faces bright ; 
Then, oh then, will sinners listen to 

the message that we bring, 
And with us will follow Jesus to the 

city of the King. 

1118 GS) 

Lonely hearts to comfort, weary lives 
to cheer — [sion here ; 

This is our Endeavour, this our mis- 
Seeking out the lost ones on the moun- 
tains cold, [Shepherd's fold. 
We would gladly bring them to the 

2 Pressing on together, doing good to 

all, [who fall ; 

In the name of Jesus lifting those 
To the poor and friendless give with 

open hand — [command. 

This is our Endeavour, this the Lord's 

3 Onward, ever onward, trusting in 

the Lord, [reward ; 

Look we for the promise of a blest 
Robes and palms of glory, mansions 

bright and fair, [ever there. 

Welcome from the Saviour, rest for 


" For Christ and the Church " we 

United heart and hand; [stand, . . 

Our lips His praise to speak, 

Our hands to help the weak ; 

Our feet the lost to seek, 

"For Christ . . and the Church." 

" For Christ . . and the Church " we stand, 

Uni - - ted heart and hand ; 

Our lives henceforth we give to live 

" For Christ .. and the Church." 

2 " For Christ and the Church " we 
And labour day by day ; [pray, . . 
With zeal and courage new 

We'll strive some work to do ; 

And keep our covenant true, 

44 For Christ . . and the Church." 

3 " For Christ and the Church " we 
And glad hosannas bring; [sing, . . 
Since He hath made us free, 

And promised victory, 

Our motto still shall be, 

M For Christ . . and the Church." 

1120 OS) 

The prize is set before us ; 
To win, His words implore us : 
The eye of God is o'er us, 
From on high ! . . . 
His loving tones are calling, 
While sin is dark, appalling ; 
'Tis Jesus gently calling : 
He is nigh ! . . . 
By and by we shall meet Him, 
By and by we shall greet Him, 
And with Jesus reign in glory, 
By and by ! . . . 

2 We'll follow where He leadeth, 
We'll pasture where He feedeth, 
We'll yield to Him who pleadeth 

From on high ! . . . 
Then naught from Him shall sever, 
Our hope shall brighten ever, 
And faith shall fail us never: 

He is nigh 1 . . . 

3 Our home is bright above us, 
No trials dark to move us, 
But Jesus dear to love us 

There on high ! . . . 
We'll *ive our best endeavour, 
And praise His name for ever : 
His precious words can never, 

Never die 1 . . . 

1121 ( 8 « s i) 

A little pilgrim on life's way, 
Bearing his cross from day to day, 
When faint and weary, used to say, 
" Jesus, my Saviour ! " 

2 If Satan tempted him aside, 
He never on himself relied, 

But grasped the shield of faith and cried, 
" Jesus, my Saviour ! " 

3 And looking up from what he feared, 
Though far away his rest appeared, 
Oh, how the thought his spirit cheered, 

44 Jesus, my Saviour I " 

4 Thus, Lord, direct my youthful way, 
Thyself to love, Thy law obey ; 

Then shall I praise through endless day 
44 Jesus, my Saviour 1 " 




We're banded together in Christian 

Endeavour, [for ever; 

To live for the Master and serve Him 

To follow His standard, His counsel 

obeying; [the straying. 

To care for the poor, and to seek for 

"For Christ . . . and the Church "... we are 

band ed together ; . . . 

" For Christ . . and the Church "... is our 
watchword, our watchword for ever. 

2 In Jesus our Saviour, believing, abiding, 
Our all to His goodness and mercy 

confiding ; 
We'll scatter bright sunshine o'er paths 

that are dreary, [are weary. 

And tell of His love to the hearts that 

3 Thus banded together in Christian 

Endeavour, [cannot sever; 

The bonds that unite us the world 

Upheld by the Master, and kindly 

defended, [mission is ended. 

We'll work for His cause till life's 

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Our Junior Band is marching on, 

With banners waving o'er us, 
To work for Christ, whose loving hand 
Directs the way before us. 
Wave, wave our banners, 
While forward marching here below 
Wave, wave our banners, 
While onward still we go. 

2 While gladly pressing on our way, 

The path of faith pursuing, 
We know that He, in whom we trust, 
Our strength is still renewing. 

3 We'll never fear, though trials come, 

For this is our Endeavour : 
With cheerful hearts and willing hands 
To work and weary never. 

4 Oh, come and join our Junior Band, 

The lost to Jesus bringing; 
Still doing all the good we can, 
While time its flight is winging. 



Shining for Jesus everywhere I go ; 
Shining for Jesus in this world of woe ; 
Shining for Jesus, more like Him I grow : 

Shining all the time for Jesus. 

Shining all the time, shining all the time ; 

Shining for Jesus, beams of love divine ; 

Glorifying Him every day and hour. 
Shining all the time for Jesus. 

2 Shining for Jesus when the way is bright ; 
Shining for Jesus in the darkest night : 
Shining for Jesus, making burdens light : 

Shining all the time for Jesus. 

3 Shining for Jesus in a world of sin ; 
Shining for Jesus, bringing lost ones in ; 
Shining for Jesus, glorifying Him: 

Shining a" the time for Jesus. 

4 Shining for Jesus when He gives me grace ; 
Shining for Jesus while I run the race ; 
Shining for Jesus, till I see His face: 
Shining all the time for Jesus. 


O Christ, I will endeavour 

To serve Thee day by day ; 
Help me to make Thee ever 

My Life, my Truth, my Way. 
When in my breast Thou burnest, 

My thoughts grow pure and bright, 
My words are calm and earnest, 

And all seems good and right. 

2 Go with me, God my Saviour, 

Go with me every hour ; 
Control my whole behaviour 

By Thy full Spirit's power ; 
Uplift, and heal, and gladden, 

Myself and others, Lord ; 
May naught that's in me sadden 

Those here that love Thy word. 

3 Why should I not be willing 

To serve Thee with my days, 
When Thou art ever filling 

My soul with joy and praise ? 
Why should I not show others 

The Light Divine in Thee ? 
Why should not all my brothers 

See what Thou art to me ? 



We meet again with hearts aflame, 
To praise the dear Redeemer's name, 
With voices full of love and song : 
Behold a happy throng ! 
Then shout aloud, while hills around 
Re-echo with a joyful sound : 
" Let Christ be King ! let Christ be King! 
To Him our praise we bring." 

2 We thank our Saviour and our Lord 
For all the sweetness of His word — 
The Cross at which we laid our sin, 

The crown we hope to win. 

3 O teach us, Lord, in this glad hour, 
The greatness of Thy Spirit's power ; 
Reign Thou supreme in every heart — 

The King of Love Thou art. 

4 Be with us in our every home, 
Be with us in the days to come; 

May " Saved to Serve " our motto be, 
While working still for Thee. 

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Joy-bells ringing, children singing, 

Fill the air with music sweet ; 
Joyful measure, guileless pleasure, 
Make the chain of song complete. 
Joy-bells 1 Joy-bells I 
Never, never cease your ringing 1 

Children 1 Children I 
Never, never cea*e your singing I 

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List, list, the song that swells — 
Joy-bells 1 Joy-bells 1 
Joy-bells ringing, children singing, 

Hark their voices loud and clear, 
Breaking o'er us, like a chorus, 

From a purer, happier sphere. 
Earth seems brighter, hearts grow lighter, 

As the gladsome melody 
Charms our sadness into gladness, 

Pealing, pealing joyfully. 
Joy-bells nearer sound, and clearer, 

When the heart is free from care; 
Skies are cheering, and we're hearing 

Joy-bells ringing everywhere. 




Go thou in life's fair morning, 

Go in the bloom of youth ; 
And buy, for thine adorning, 

The precious pearl of truth : 
Secure this heavenly treasure, 

And bind it on thine heart, 
And let not earthly pleasure 

E'er cause it to depart. 

2 Go, while the day-star shineth, 

Go, while thy heart is light; 
Go, ere thy strength declineth, 

While every sense is bright : 
Sell all thou hast, and buy it ; 

Tis worth all earthly things — 
Rubies, and gold, and diamonds, 

Sceptres and crowns of kings. 

3 Go, ere the clouds of sorrow 

Steal o'er the bloom of youth ; 
Defer not till to-morrow, 

Go now, and buy the truth, — 
Go, seek thy great Creator, 

Learn early to be wise ; 
Go, place upon His altar 

A morning sacrifice. 



Jesus wants me for a sunbeam, 
To shine for Him each day ; 

In every way try to please Him — 
At hime, at school, at play. 

A sunbeam, a sunbeam, 

Jesus wants me for a sunbeam 

A sunbeam, a sunbeam — 
I'll be a sunbeam for Him. 

2 Jesus wants me to be loving, 

And kind to all I see; 
Showing how pleasant and happy 
His little one can be. 

3 I will ask Jesus to help me, 

To keep my heart from sin ; 
Ever reflecting His goodness, 
And always shine for Him. 

4 I'll be a sunbeam for Jesus — 

I can if I but try — 
Serving Him moment by moment, 
Then live with Him on high. 


There's a Friend for little children, 

Above the bright blue sky ; 
A Friend who never changeth, 

Whose love can never die. 
Unlike our friends by nature, 

Who change with changing years, 
This Friend is always worthy, 

The precious name He bears. 

2 There's a rest for little children, 

Above the bright blue sky ; 
Who love the blessed Saviour, 

And " Abba, Father," cry; 
A rest from every turmoil, 

From sin and danger free ; 
Where every little pilgrim 

Shall rest eternally. 

3 There's a home for little children, 

Above the bright blue sky ; 
Where Jesus reigns in glory, 

A home of peace and joy. 
No home on earth is like it, 

Nor can with it compare : 
For every one is happy, 

Nor could be happier, there. 

4 There's a crown for little children, 

Above the bright blue sky ; 
And all who look for Jesus 

Shall wear it by and by — 
A crown of brightest glory, 

Which He will then bestow 
On all who've found His favour 

And loved His name below. 

5 There's a song for little children, 

Above the bright blue sky — 
A song that will not weary, 

Though sung continually ; 
A song which even angels 

Can never, never sing; 
They know not Christ as Saviour, 

But worship Him as King. 

6 There's a robe for little children, 

Above the bright blue sky ; 
And a harp of sweetest music, 

And a palm of victory, 
All, all above is treasured, 

And found in Christ alone ; 
Oh, come, dear little children, 

That all may be your own. 

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Tell me the Old, Old Story 

Of unseen things above, 
Of Jesus and His glory, 

Of Jesus and His love. 
Tell me the Story simply, 

As to a little child, 
For I am weak and weary, 

And helpless and defiled 
Tell me the Old, Old Story 
Of Jesus and His love. 


2 Tell me the Story slowly, 

That I may take it in — 
That wonderful redemption, 

God's remedy for sin. 
Tell me the Story often, 

For I forget so soon ; 
The " early dew " of morning 

Has passed away at noon. 

3 Tell me the Story softly, 

With earnest tones and grave ; 
Remember ! I'm the sinner 

Whom Jesus came to save. 
Tell me that Story always, 

If you would really be, 
In any time of trouble, 

A comforter to me. 

4 Tell me the same Old Story, 

When you have cause to fear 
That this world's empty glory 

Is costing me too dear. 
Yes, and when that world's glory 

Is dawning on my soul, 
Tell me the Old, Old Story : 

" Christ Jesus makes thee whole." 

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Little children may be heralds of the 
great salvation, 
They may tell of our Redeemer and 
the cross He bore; 
By their grateful Sabbath offerings 
they can send the Bible, 
That will cheer the hearts of many on 
a far-off shore. 
Lit - - tie chil - dren . may . . be heralds, 

Joyful heralds of the blessed Saviour's love ; 
Lit - - tie chil - dren . may . . be heralds, 
Gladly pointing many to the home above. 

2 Little children have their mission in 

the Master's service, 
They can smile away the sorrows 
and the clouds of care ; 
O'er the worn and weary spirit, that 
with grief is pining, 
They can drop a word of kindness 
like a sunbeam fair. 

3 Little children are remembered in the 

Saviour's promise, 
They may early share the blessings 

of redeeming grace ; 
He is watching kindly o'er them, and 

His word assures us 
That in heaven their angels ever see 

the Father's face. 



Never lose the golden rule, keep it 

still in view; 
Do to others as you would they should 

do to you. 
Kindly, gently, in their burden bear 

a part, 
Meekly chiding with a loving heart. 

Never lose the golden rule, keep it still in 

view ; [to you. 

Do to others as you would they should do 

2 Help the feeble ones along, cheer the 

faint and weak ; [comfort speak. 
To the sorrow-laden heart words of 
Freely, freely, from the bounty of your 

Cheerful givers, help the humbler poor. 

3 Love the Lord, the first command, with 

thy soul and mind; [one combined. 
Love thy neighbour as thyself, both in 
Justly, justly, with each other strive to 
Ever ready, willing to forgive. [live, 



There is a green hill far away, 

Without a city wall, 
Where the dear Lord was crucified, 

Who died to save us all. 

2 We may not know, we cannot tell, 

What pains He had to bear ; 
But we believe it was for us 
He hung and suffered there. 

3 He died that we might be forgiven, 

He died to make us good, 
That we might go at last to heaven, 
Saved by His precious blood. 

4 There was no other good enough 

To pay the price of sin ; 
He only could unlock the gate 
Of heaven, and let us in. 

5 Oh, dearly, dearly has He loved ! 

And we must love Him too ; 
And trust in His redeeming blood, 
And try His works to do. 




How can we forget Him, our blessed 

Redeemer ? [away, 

How can we forget Him, and wander 

When He like a Shepherd so carefully 

guards us, [and by day ? 

And keeps us from danger by night 

We'll come in the sunshine of youth's happy 


Our lives to His service we'll cheerfully give ; 

And pray for His Spirit to guide and direct us, 

That we to His glory and honour may live. 

2 How can we forget Him, our blessed 

Redeemer ; 
Who hath brought redemption 

through sorrow and pain ? 
Yet upon the throne of His Father 

Our great Mediator now liveth again. 

3 How can we forget Him, our blessed 

Redeemer, [so near — 

Who with watchful kindness is ever 

Friend, above all others the best and 

the truest, [hear ? 

Who never refuseth His children to 

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I think when I read that sweet story 
of old, 
When Jesus was here among men, 
How He called little children as lambs 
to His fold : [them then. 

I should like to have been with 
I wish that His hands had been placed 
on my head, [around me, 

That His arms had been thrown 
And that I might have seen His kind 
look when He said, 
44 Let the little ones come unto Me." 

2 Yet still to His footstool in prayer I may 

And ask for a share in His love ; [go, 

And if I now earnesly seek Him below, 

I shall see Him and hear Him above, 

In that beautiful place He is gone to 


For all who are washed and forgiven ; 

And many dear children are gathering 

there, [heaven." 

" For of such is the kingdom of 

3 But thousands and thousands who 

wander and fall, 
Never heard of that heavenly home : 
I should like them to know there is 
room for them all, 
And that Jesus has bid them to come. 
I long for the joy of that glorious time, 
The sweetest, and brightest, and best, 
When the dear little children of every 
Shall crowd to His arms and be blest. 



Far above in highest heaven 

Jesus reigns, our Lord and King; 
He His life for us has given, 

He did life eternal bring : 
Sing, then, children, sing with gladness, 

Loud let grateful anthems ring; 
Jesus is the children's Saviour, 

Jesus is the children's King. 

2 Once on earth the children praised Him, 

And " Hosanna " was their cry ; 
Now that God to heaven has raised Him, 

Loud they praise Him in the sky: 
Shout, then, children, shout your praises, 

Loud let grateful anthems ring; 
Jesus is the children's Saviour, 

Jesus is the children's King. 

3 Come, then, early, come to Jesus, 

As the children did of old: 
He from sin and sorrow frees us, 

Never will His love grow cold : 
Daily let us learn to love Him, 

Daily let us join to sing 
Praises to our Lord and Saviour, 

Praises to the children's King. 

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4 Then, when life's short days are ended, 

If we've served our Saviour well, 
By His angels gently tended, 

In His kingdom we shall dwell : 
There we'll shout our joyous praises, 

There the song of victory sing ; 
Jesus is our Lord and Saviour, 

Jesus is the children's King. 



Jesus bids us shine with a clear, pure 

Like a little candle burning in the night ; 
In this world of darkness we must shine — 
You in your small corner, and I in mine. 

2 Jesus bids us shine, first of all for Him ; 
Well He sees and knows it, if our light 

is dim; [shine — 

He looks down from heaven, to see us 
You in your small corner, and I in mine. 

3 Jesus bids us shine, then ; for, all around, 
Many kinds of darkness in this world 

abound : [shine — 

Sin and want and sorrow; so we must 
You in your small corner, and I in mine. 

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We are but little children weak, 
Nor born in any high estate; 

What can we do for Jesus' sake, 

Who is so high, and good, and great ? 

2 Oh, day by day each Christian child 

Has much to do, without, within ; 
A death to die for Jesus' sake, 
A weary war to wage with sin. 

3 When deep within our swelling hearts 

The thoughts of pride and anger rise ; 
When bitter words are on our tongues, 
And tears of passion in our eyes : 

4 Then we may stay the angry blow, 

Then we may check the hasty word ; 
Give gentle answers back again, 
And fight a battle for our Lord. 

5 With smiles of peace and looks of love 

Light in our dwellings we may make; 
Bid kind good humour brighten there — 
And still do all for Jesus' sake. 

6 There's not a child so small and weak 

But has his little cross to take, 
His little work of love and praise 
That he may do for Jesus' sake. 

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When He cometh, when He cometh. 

To make up His jewels, 
All His jewels, precious jewels. 

His loved and His own. 


Like the stars of the morning, 
His bright crown adorning, 
They shall shine in their beauty, 
Bright gems for His crown. 

2 He will gather, He will gather, 

The gems for His kingdom ; 
All the pure ones, all the bright ones, 
His loved and His own. 

3 Little children, little children, 

Who love their Redeemer, 
Are the jewels, precious jewels, 
His loved and His own. 




Come with happy faces 
To the place of prayer ; 

Jesus now is waiting, 
We shall find Him there. 

With a grateful spirit, 
Now our voices raise ; 

Thank Him for His goodness 
In a song of praise. 

Come with happy faces — 

Jesus rose to-day ; 
Leave the world behind us, 

Seek the narrow way. 

Come with happy faces, 
Come with hearts sincere ; 

God our thoughts is reading, 
He is ever near. 

Come with happy faces, 
Learn the words of truth ; 

Jesus loves the children : 
Trust Him in our youth. 

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Of Him who left His home above, 

Children sing ! Children sing ! 
Our blessed Saviour crowned with love, 

Children sing to-day ! 
Of Him whose ever-watchful care 
Will guard our feet from every snare, 
Who loves to hear our earnest prayer, 
Children sing to-day ! 

2 Of joy and gladness through His name, 

Children sing ! Children sing ! 
And peace to all the world proclaim, 

Children sing to-day ! 
Redemption now from death and sin, 
From foes without and foes within, 
Of life eternal all may win, 

Children sing to-day ! 

3 Of Him who did salvation bring, 

Children sing ! Children sing I 
He is our Shepherd, Priest, and King, 

Children sing to-day ! 
Of loved ones in the heavenly land, 
Who ever in His presence stand, 
With yonder shining angel band, 

Children sing to-day 1 



God make my life a little light 
Within the world to glow ; 

A little flame that burneth bright, 
Wherever I may go. 

2 God make my life a little flower 

That giveth joy to all, 
Content to bloom in native bower, 
Although the place be small. 

3 God make my life a little song 

That comforteth the sad, 
That helpeth others to be strong, 
And makes the singer glad. 

4 God make my life a little staff, 

Whereon the weak may rest ; 
That so what health and strength I have 
May serve my neighbours best. 

5 God make my life a little hymn 

Of tenderness and praise ; 
Of faith — that never waxeth dim, 
In all His wondrous ways. 



I love to think, though I am young, 

My Saviour was a child ; 
That Jesus walked this earth along, 

With feet all undefined. 

2 He kept His Father's word of truth, 

As I am taught to do ; 
And while He walked the paths of youth, 
He walked in wisdom too. 

3 I love to think that He who spake, 

And made the blind to see, 
And called the sleeping dead to wake, 
Was once a child like me. 

4 That He who wore the thorny crown, 

And tasted death's despair, 
Had a kind mother like my own, 
And knew her love and care. 

5 I know 'twas all for love of me 

That He became a child, 
And left the heavens so fair to see, 
And trod earth's pathway wild. 

6 Then, Saviour, who wast once a child, 

A child may come to Thee ; 

And oh, in all Thy mercy mild, 

Dear Saviour, come to me ! 

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The morning bright with rosy light 

Has waked me from my sleep ; 
Father, I own Thy love alone 
Thy little one doth keep. 

2 All through the day, I humbly pray, 

Be thou my guard and guide; 
My sins forgive, and let me live, 
Lord Jesus, near Thy side. 

3 Oh, make Thy rest within my breast, 

Great Spirit of all grace ; 
Make me like Thee; then shall I be 
Prepared to see Thy face. 

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The wise may bring their learning, 

The rich may bring their wealth ; 
And some may bring their greatness, 

And some bring strength and health. 
We too would bring our treasures 

To offer to the King : 
We have no wealth or learning; 

What shall we children bring ? 

2 We'll bring Him hearts that love Him, 

We'll bring Him thankful praise, 
And young souls meekly striving 

To walk in holy ways. 
And these shall be the treasures 

We offer to the King ; 
And these are gifts that even 

The poorest child may bring. 

3 We'll bring the little duties 

We have to do each day ; 
We'll try our best to please Him 

At home, at school, at play. 
And better are these treasures 

To offer to our King, 
Than richest gifts without them; 

Yet these a child may bring. 



In many a little village, in many a city 
great, [of poor estate, 

The rich men, and the noble, and men 

Are entering this morning the Father's 
house of prayer — 

And wheresoe'er they seek Him, we 
know that He is there. 

2 And we, His little children, are gathered 

here to-day ; 
Our schoolroom is the temple in which 

we meet to pray : [of God — 

It is the gate of heaven, it is the house 
For He Himself is present, according to 

His word. 

3 Lord, make us really sorry as we our 

sins confess, [and to bless : 

And may we feel Thee near us, to pardon 
O purify, dear Saviour, our naughty 

hearts to-day, [humbly we may pray ! 
That gladly we may praise Thee, and 

4 And when Thy servant speaketh the 

word that Thou hast given, 
May we receive it gladly — a message sent 

from heaven: [each heart speak 

And as we humbly listen, do Thou to 
A word to bring us gladness throughout 

the coming week. 

5 Here may we learn to please Thee in 

work-time and at play — 
To seek Thee and to serve Thee, to love 

Thy holy day: [us with Thy grace, 
Thus bless our children's service, and fill 
And make each heart Thy temple, Thy 

earthly dwelling-place. 

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Hushed was the evening hymn, 
The temple courts were dark ; 

The lamp was burning dim 
Before the sacred ark : 

When suddenly a voice divine 

Rang through the silence of the shrine. 

2 Oh, give me Samuel's ear — 

The open ear, O Lord ! 
Alive and quick to hear 

Each whisper of Thy word ; 
Like him to answer at Thy call, 
And to obey Thee first of all. 

3 Oh, give me Samuel's heart ! — 

A lowly heart, that waits 
When in Thy house Thou art ; 

Or watches at Thy gates 
By day and night — a heart that still 
Moves at the breathing of Thy will. 

4 Oh, give me Samuel's mind ! 

A sweet, unmurmuring faith, 
Obedient and resigned 

To Thee in life and death : 
That I may read, with childlike eyes, 
Truths that are hidden from the wise. 

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Gentle Jesus, meek and mild, 
Look upon a little child ; 
Pity my simplicity, 
Suffer me to come to Thee. 

2 Fain I would to Thee be brought; 
Blessed Lord, forbid it not ; 

In the Kingdom of Thy grace 
Give a little child a place. 

3 Lamb of God, I look to Thee ; 
Thou shalt my example be ; 
Thou art gentle, meek, and mild ; 
Thou wast once a little child. 

4 Fain I would be as Thou art ; 
Give me Thy obedient heart ; 
Thou art pitiful and kind, 
Let me have Thy loving mind. 

5 Loving Jesus, gentle Lamb, 
In Thy gracious hands I am ; 
Make me, Saviour, what Thou art, 
Live Thyself within my heart. 



Great God, and wilt Thou condescend 
To be my Father and my Friend ? 
I a poor child, and Thou so high, 
The Lord of earth, and air, and sky ? 

2 Art Thou my Father ? Canst Thou bear 
To hear my poor imperfect prayer ? 

Or wilt Thou listen to the praise 
That such a little one can raise ? 

3 Art Thou my Father ? Let me be 
A meek, obedient child to Thee; 

And try in word, and deed, and thought, 
To serve and please Thee as I ought. 


Art Thou my Father ? I'll depend 
Upon the care of such a Friend ; 
And only wish to do and be 
Whatever seemeth good to Thee. 
Art Thou my Father ? Then at last, 
When all my days on earth are past, 
Send down and take me in Thy love 
To be Thy better child above. 





You're starting, my boy, on life's 

Along the grand highway of life ; 
You'll meet with a thousand tempta- 

Each city with evil is rife. [tions — 
This world is a stage of excitement, 

There's danger wherever you go; 
But if you are tempted in weakness, 

Have courage, my boy, to say No ! 

Have courage, my boy, to say No ! . . 

Have courage, my boy, to say No ! . . 

Have courage, my boy, have courage, my 

Have courage, my boy, to say No I [boy, 

In courage, my boy, lies your safety, 
When you the long journey begin ; 

Your trust in a heavenly Father 
Will keep you unspotted from sin. 

Temptations will go on increasing, 
As streams from a rivulet flow ; 

But if you'd be true to your manhood, 
Have courage, my boy, to say No ! 

Be careful in choosing companions : 
Seek only the brave and the true ; 

And stand by your friends when in 
Ne'er changing the old for the new. 

And when by false friends you are 
The taste of the wine-cup to know, 

With firmness, with patience, and 
Have courage, my boy, to say No ! 



It is a thing most wonderful, 

Almost too wonderful to be ; [heaven, 
That God's own Son should come from 

And die to save a child like me. 
And yet I know that it is true : 

He chose a poor and humble lot, [died, 
And wept, and toiled, and mourned, and 

For love of those who loved Him not. 
I cannot tell how He could love 

A child so weak and full of sin ; 
His love must be most wonderful, 

If He could die my love to win. 
It is most wonderful to know 

His love for me so free and sure; 
But 'tis more wonderful to see 

My love for Him so faint and poor. 
And yet I want to love Thee, Lord ; 

Oh, light the flame within my heart, 

And I will love Thee more and more, 
Until I see Thee as Thou art. 



Jesus is our Shepherd, wiping every 

tear ; [fear ! 

Folded in His bosom, what have we to 
Only let us follow whither He doth lead, 
To the thirsty desert, or the dewy mead. 
Jesus is our Shepherd: well we know 

His voice, [heart rejoice; 

How its gentlest whisper makes our 
Even when He chideth, tender is His 

tone : [His alone, 

None but He shall guide us; we are 
Jesus is our Shepherd, for the sheep 

He bled; [He shed; 

Every lamb is sprinkled with the blood 
Then on each He setteth His own secret 

sign : [He, are Mine. 

They that have My Spirit, these, saith 
Jesus is our Shepherd; guarded by His 

arm, [do us harm : 

Though the wolves may ravin, none can 
When we tread death's valley, dark with 

fearful gloom, [tomb. 

We will fear no evil, victors o'er the 



Jesus, tender Saviour, 

Thou hast died for me ! 
Make me very thankful 

In my heart to Thee. 
When the sad, sad story 

Of Thy grief I read, 
Make me very sorry 

For my sins indeed. 
Now I know Thou lovest, 

And dost plead for me ! 
Make me very thankful 

In my prayers to Thee. 
Soon I hope in glory 

At Thy side to stand ; 
Make me fit to meet Thee 

In that happy land. 

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Jesus loves me ! this I know, 
For the Bible tells me so ; 
Little ones to Him belong; 
They are weak, but He is strong. 

Yes, Jesus loves me ! Yes, Jesus loves me ! 
Yes, Jesus loves me I The Bible tells me so ! 

2 Jesus loves me ! He who died 
Heaven's gate to open wide : 
He will wash away my sin, 
Let His little child come in. 

3 Jesus loves me ! He will stay 
Close beside me all the way : 
If I love Him, when I die 

He will take me home on high. 



I love to hear the story 

Which angel voices tell, 
How once the King of Glory 

Came down on earth to dwell : 
I am both weak and sinful, 

But this I surely know : 
The Lord came down to save me, 

Because He loved me so ! 

2 I'm glad my blessed Saviour 

Was once a child like me, 
To show how pure and holy 

His little ones might be ; 
And if I try to follow 

His footsteps here below, 
He never will forget me, 

Because He loves me so ! 

3 To sing His love and mercy, 

My sweetest songs I'll raise ; 
And though I cannot see Him, 

I know He hears my praise ; 
For He has kindly promised 

That I shall surely go 
To sing among His angels, 

Because He loves me so ! 

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Hark ! hark ! the song from youthful 

voices breaking, [numbers flow ; 

Fresh from the heart its tuneful 

How sweet the song of happy children 

marching, [go ! 

Praising the Saviour as they onward 

Hark ! hark ! the song of holy adoration. 
Glory to Jesus, our Eternal King ; 

Praise ye His name, exalt Him in the highest ; 
Now, and for ever, shall the anthem ring. 

2 Hark ! hark ! the song, the grand old 

story telling ; [away ! 

Oh, how it swells and echoes far 

Life, love, and joy, through Him who 

hath redeemed us, 
Freely are offered in His name to-day. 

3 Sing, children, sing ! the song you now 

are waking, [began ; 

Long, long ago on Judah's plain 

When from the sky was heard the 

midnight chorus, [will to men. 

Peace from our Father, and good- 

4 Sing, children, sing, till — forward still 

advancing — [wave ! 

Rank after rank the royal standard 

Sing, gladly sing, the wonders of His 

greatness ! [to save ! 

Jesus, the mighty One, the Strong 


A J.^O (254/ 11.10. 

Trying to walk in the steps of the 

Saviour, [King ; 

Trying to follow our Saviour and 

Hymns for Young People 

Shaping our lives by His blessed 

example, [we bring ! 

Happy, how happy the songs that 

How beautiful to follow the steps of the Saviour, 

Walking in the light, walking in the light ! 
How beautiful to follow the steps of the Saviour, 
Led in paths of right ! 

2 Clinging more closely to Him who is 

leading, [the way ; 

When we are tempted to turn from 

Trusting the Arm that is strong to 

defend us, [day ! 

Happy, how happy our praise every 

3 Walking by faith in the steps of the 

Saviour, [our Guide; 

Upward, still upward, we'll follow 

When we shall see Him, " the King in 

His beauty," [side ! 

Happy, how happy our place at His 



Saviour, where Thou leadest, 

We will follow Thee ; 
Where Thy lambs Thou feedest, 
We will follow Thee ; 
By Thy loving smile attended, 
By Thy gentle hand defended, 
Till this mortal life is ended, 
We will follow Thee. 
In life's early morning 

We will follow Thee ; 
We have heard Thy warning — 
We will follow Thee; 
If our feet seem sometimes weary, 
And the way seems long and dreary, 
Thou wilt speak, and we shall hear Thee, 
And will follow Thee. 
In our days of gladness 
We will follow Thee ; 
In our times of sadness 
We will follow Thee ; 
Thou wilt give us, without measure, 
Richest blessings, truest pleasure, 
And in heaven, a priceless treasure, 
We will follow Thee. 



Saviour, help us in our weakness, 

Guide and keep us hour by hour ; 
Help us meet the world's temptations 

With Thine overcoming power. 
Nothing can we do without Thee, 

But all grace we know is Thine ; 
Strengthen us for every duty, 

Fill us with Thy love divine. 
Help us take Thy yoke upon us, 

And Thy blessed word obey, 
Learn of Thee, the " Meek and Lowly," 

Humbly serving, day by day. 
May we grow like Thee, our Saviour, 

Whom, though still unseen, we love; 
Help us show the light to others, 

Show the light that leads above. 


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Saviour, who Thy flock art feeding 
With the Shepherd's kindest care, 

All the feeble gently leading, 

While the lambs Thy bosom share : 

2 Now, these little ones receiving, 

Fold them in Thy gracious arm ; 
There, we know, Thy word believing, 
They are all secure from harm. 

3 Never, from Thy pasture roving, 

Let them be the lion's prey; 
Let Thy tenderness, so loving, [way. 
Keep them through life's dangerous 

4 Then within Thy fold eternal 

Let them find a resting-place; 
Feed in pastures ever vernal, 
Drink the rivers of Thy grace. 

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By cool Siloam's shady rill 

How sweet the lily grows ! 
How sweet the breath, beneath the hill, 

Of Sharon's dewy rose ! 

2 Lo ! such the child whose early feet 

The paths of peace have trod — 
Whose secret heart, with influence sweet, 
Is upward drawn to God. 

3 By cool Siloam's shady rill 

The lily must decay ; 
The rose that blooms beneath the hill 
Must shortly fade away. 

4 And soon, too soon, the wintry hour 

Of man's maturer age 
Will shake the soul with sorrow's power, 
And stormy passion's rage. 

1 1 DJ 

Early seeking, early finding, 

Ever happy, happy we ; 
Looking up in life's sweet morning. 

Coming, coming now to Thee, 
We begin our children's days, 
Lord of Glory, with Thy praise. 

2 Early asking, early getting, 

Ever happy, happy we ; 
We would ever, blessed Jesus, 

Love and follow, follow Thee : 
In Thy presence there is joy, 
In Thy service blest employ. 

3 Early knocking, early opening, 

Ever happy, happy we; 
By the holy gate we enter, 

Lord, to dwell, to dwell with Thee; 
In the city of the blest, 
In the home of heavenly rest. 

4 Early loving, early trusting, 

Ever happy, happy we ; 
Mounting upward, pressing onward, 

Closer, closer drawn to Thee; 
Earthlyjoys we leave behind, 
All in Thee, O Christ, to find 

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Saviour, like a shepherd lead us, 
Much we need Thy tenderest care ; 

In Thy pleasant pastures feed us, 
For our use Thy folds prepare. 

Blessed Jesus, blessed Jesus, 
Thou hast bought us, Thine we are. 

2 We are Thine : do Thou befriend us, 

Be the Guardian of our way ; 
Keep Thy flock, from sin defend us, 
Seek us when we go astray. 

Blessed Jesus, blessed Jesus, 
Hear, oh hear us when we pray. 

3 Thou hast promised to receive us, 

Poor and sinful though we be; 
Thou hast mercy to relieve us, 

Grace to cleanse, and power to free. 

Blessed Jesus, blessed Jesus, 
Let us early turn to Thee. 

4 Early let us seek Thy favour, 

Early let us do Thy will ; 
Blessed Lord and only Saviour, 
With Thy love our bosoms fill. 

Blessed Jesus, blessed Jesus, 
Thou hast loved us, love us still. 

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Come to the Saviour, make no delay ; 
Here in His word He has shown us the 

Here in our midst He's standing to-day, 
Tenderly saying, " Come ! " 

Joyful, joyful, will the meeting be, [free j 
When from sin our hearts are pure and 
And we shall gather, Saviour, with Thee, 
In our eternal home. 

2 " Suffer the children ! " Oh, hear His 

voice ! 
Let every heart leap forth and rejoice 
And let us freely make Him our choice 
Do not delay, but come. 

3 Think once again, He's with us to-day 
Heed now His blest command, and obey 
Hear now His accents tenderly say, 

" Will you, my children, come ?" 


We want the young for Jesus ; 
Now in their youthful days, 
Oh, may they seek the Saviour, 
And early sing His praise. 

O Lord, in life's bright morning, 
To Thee our hearts we bring ; 
Our praises Thou wilt welcome, 
When from the heart we sing. 

2 We want the young for Jesus; 

On earth, when He was near, 
With gentle, sweet affection 
He drew the children near. 

3 And still He waits to bless them 

With fond and yearning love : 


Kind Shepherd, He would lead them 

Safe to the fold above. 
We want the young for Jesus : 

Be this our blest employ; 
No mission could be nobler, 

Or fraught with sweeter joy. 

For e'en the tiniest jewel 
Shall shine in Jesus' crown, 

And sparkle there for ever 
When time itself has flown. 



Be the matter what it may, always speak 
the truth ; [speak the truth ; 

Whether at your work or play, always 

Never from this rule depart, grave it 
deeply on your heart, 

Written 'tis upon your chart : 
" Always speak the truth ! " 

2 There's a charm in honesty, always 

speak the truth ; [speak the truth ; 
There is meanness in a lie; always 
He is but a coward slave, who, a present 

pain to waive, 
Stoops to falsehood; then, be brave; 

Always speak the truth. 

3 When you're wrong, the folly own, 

always speak the truth; 
There's a triumph to be won, always 

speak the truth ; 
He who speaks with lying tongue adds 

to wrong a greater wrong; 
Then, with courage true and strong, 

Always speak the truth. 

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Careless soul, thy Saviour sees thee; 

Don't hold back ! 
Yearns till from thy thrall He frees thee 

Don't hold back ! 
Sin, long cherished, claims and shames 
thee, [thee, 

When aroused, thy conscience blames 
Thou art lost till Christ reclaims thee 

Don't hold back ! 

2 Anxious soul, thy Saviour knows thee; 
Should temptation still oppose thee; 
Death, delayed, will soon o'ertake thee, 
Then, when earthly friends forsake thee, 
None but Christ to heaven can take thee ; 

Don't hold back ! 

3 Stricken soul, thy Saviour calls thee; 
Though thy guilty fear appals thee; 
Now the Lord of life has found thee, 
He will break the chains that bound thee, 
With the arms of love surround thee ; 

Don't hold back 1 

4 Pardoned soul, thy Saviour woos thee; 
In His service He would use thee; 

Though the hosts of hell assail thee, 
His protection ne'er shall fail thee, 
Till as victor heaven shall hail thee; 
Don't hold back ! 

5 Ransomed soul, thy Saviour heeds thee; 
When to pastures green He leads thee; 
Onward, upward, He will guide thee, 
Every needful good provide thee, 
Keeping ever close beside thee ; 

Don't hold back ! 

6 Gracious soul, thy Saviour owns thee; 
Till, triumphant, He enthrones thee; 
Death's dark stream may lie before thee, 
Angel guards are watching o'er thee ; 
Loved ones, glorified, call for thee; 

Don't hold back ! 

7 Happy soul, thy Saviour loves thee, 
And when He in mercy proves thee ; 
He to save and sanctify thee 
Grace for grace will not deny thee; 
When He comes to glorify thee, 

Don't hold back ! 



golden day, when light shall break, 
And dawn's bright glories shall unfold, 

When He who knows the path I take, 
Shall ope for me the gates of gold. 

Earth's little while will soon be past, 
My pilgrim song will soon be o'er, 

The grace that saves shall time outlast, 
And be my theme on yonder shore. 

Then I shall know as I am known, 
And stand complete before the throne 
Then I shall see my Saviour's face, 
And all my song be saving grace. 

2 Life's upward way, a narrow path, 

Leads on to that fair dwelling-place, 
Where, safe from sin and storm and wrath, 

They live who trust redeeming grace. 
Sing, sing, my heart, along the way, 

The grace that saves will keep and guide, 
Till breaks the glorious crowning day, 

And I shall cross to yonder side. 

3 I dimly see myj ourney's end, 

But well I know who guideth me : 

1 follow Him, that wondrous Friend 
Whose matchless 1 ove is full and free. 

And when with Him I enter in, 
And all the way look back to trace, 

The conqueror's palm I then shall win, 
Through Christ and His redeeming 



O my Redeemer, 

What a Friend Thou art to me ! 
Oh, what a Refuge 

I have found in Thee ! 
When the way was dreary, 

And my heart was sore oppressed, 
'Twas Thy voice that lulled me 

To a calm, sweet rest. 


Nearer, draw nearer, 
Till my soul is lost in Thee ; 
Nearer, draw nearer, 
Blessed Lord, to me. 

2 When in their beauty 

Stars unveil their silver light, 
Then, O my Saviour, 

Give me songs at night — 
Songs of yonder mansions, 

Where the dear ones, gone before, 
Sing Thy praise for ever, 

On that peaceful shore. 

3 Jesus, my Saviour, 

When the last deep shadows fall; 
When in the silence 

I shall hear Thy call- 
In Thine arms reposing, 

Let me breathe my life away, 
And awake triumphant, 

In eternal day. 




From every stormy wind that blows, 
From every swelling tide of woes, 
There is a calm, a sure retreat ; 
'Tis found beneath the mercy-seat. 

2 There is a place where Jesus sheds 
The oil of gladness on our heads — 
A place than all besides more sweet ; 
It is the blood-stained mercy-seat. 

3 There is a scene where spirits blend, 
Where friend holds fellowship with 

friend ; [meet : 

Though sundered far, by faith they 
Around one common mercy-seat. 

4 There, there, on eagle wings we soar, 
And sense and sin molest no more; 
And heaven comes down our souls to 

And glory crowns the mercy-seat ! 

5 Oh, let my hand forget her skill, 
My tongue be silent, cold, and still, 
This bounding heart forget to beat, 
If I forget the mercy-seat ! 




Jesus, Lover of my soul. 
(See No. 227.) 

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" Though your sins be as scarlet, 
They shall be as white as snow ; 
Though your sins be as scarlet, 
They shall be as white as snow; 
Though they be red . . . like crimson 

They shall be as wool; " 
" Though your sins be as scarlet, 
Though your sins be as scarlet, 
They shall be as white as snow, 
They shall be as white as snow." 

2 Hear the voice that entreats you : 
Oh, return ye unto God ! 

He is of great . . . compassion, 

And of wondrous love ; 
Hear the voice that entreats you, 
Hear the voice that entreats you : 
Oh, return ye unto God ! 

3 He'll forgive your transgressions, 
And remember them no more ; 

" Look unto Me, ... ye people," 

Saith the Lord your God ; 
He'll forgive your transgressions, 
He'llf orgive your transgressions, 
And remember them no more. 



Rise, ye children of salvation, 
All who cleave to Christ the Head ; 

Wake, arise ! O mighty nation, 
Ere the foe on Zion tread. 

. . . Pour it forth . . a mighty anthem, . . 

Like the thun - - ders of the sea ; . . 
Through the blood of Christ our ransom, . . 

More than conquerors are we ! . . . 

More than con querors are we, . . . 

More than con querors are we ; . . . 

Through the blood of Christ our ransom, 

More than conquerors are we. 

2 Saints and heroes Jong before us 

Firmly on this ground have stood ; 
See their banners waving o'er us, 
Conquerors through Jesus' blood. 

3 Deathless, we are all unfearing, 

Life laid up with Christ in God ; 
In the morn of His appearing 
Floweth forth a glory flood. 

4 Soon we all shall stand before Him, 

See and know our glorious Lord ; 
Soon in joy and light adore Him, 
Each receiving his reward. 




Our Fatherland, thy name so dear, 
Our souls repeat while strangers here ; 
And oh, how oft we sigh for thee, 
Dear Fatherland beyond the sea ! 

Our Fatherland, . . . dear Fatherland, . . . 
We long to press . . . thy golden strand, . . . 
And hail the bright . . . and shining band, . . . 
In thy sweet vales, . . . dear Fatherland ! . . 

2 Above the stars, above the skies, 
Thy towering hills in beauty rise ; 
Where sunny fields with verdure glow, 
And fadeless flowers in beauty grow. 

3 There Jesus reigns, our Saviour King, 
And one by one His own will bring, 
Thy songs to join, thy bliss to share, 
O Fatherland, O Zion fair ! 

4 No tears shall dim, no pain destroy 
The light of peace, the smile of joy ; 
No more we'll clasp the parting hand 
Within the gates, our Fatherland. 

Solos and Choir Pieces 

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Along the River of Time we glide, 

Along the River, along the River; 
The swiftly flowing, resistless tide, 
The swiftly flowing, the swiftly flowing, 

And soon, ah, soon, the end we'll see ; 

Yes, soon 'twill come, and we will be 
Floating, floating, 

Out on the sea of Eternity ! 

2 Along the River of Time we glide, 

Along the River, along the River ; 
A thousand dangers its currents hide, 
A thousand dangers, a thousand dangers ; 

And near our course the rocks we see : 

Oh, dreadful thought ! a wreck to be, 
Floating, floating, 

Out on the sea of Eternity ! 

3 Along the River of Time we glide, 

Along the River, along the River; 
Our Saviour only our bark can guide, 
Our Saviour only, our Saviour only ; 

But with Him we secure may be: 

No fear, no doubt — but joy to be 
Floating, floating, 

Out on the sea of Eternity 1 

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They are gathering homeward from 

every land, 

One by one, one by one ; [strand, 
As their weary feet touch the shining 

Yes, one by one. 
Their brows are enclosed in a golden 

crown, [laid down ; 

Their travel-stained garments are all 
And clothed in white raiment they rest 

in the mead, [to lead. 

Where the Lamb doth love His saints 

Gathering home, gathering home, 
Fording the river, one by one ; 
Gathering home, gathering home, 
Yes, one by one. 

2 We, too, shall come to the river side, 

One by one, one by one : 
We are nearer its waters each eventide, 

Yes, one by one. 
To some are the floods of the river stil , 
As they ford on their way to the heavenly 

hill ! 
To others the waves run fiercely and 
wild, [defiled. 

Yet they reach the home of the un- 

3 Jesus, Redeemer, we look to Thee, 

One by one, one by one ; 
We lift lip our voices tremblingly, 

Yes, one by one. 
The waves of the river are dark and 
cold, [shall hold ; 

But we know the place where our feet 
O Thou, who didst pass through in 
deepest midnight, [and light. 

Now guide us, and send us the staff 

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Say, where is thy refuge, my brother, 
And what is thy prospect to-day ? 
Why toil for the wealth that will perish, 

The treasures that rust and decay ? 
Oh, think of thy soul, that for ever 

Must live on eternity's shore; 
When thou in the dust art forgotten, 
When pleasure can charm thee no 
'Twill profit thee nothing, but fearful the cost 
To gain the whole world if thy soul should be 

2 The Master is calling thee, brother, 

In tones of compassion and love, 
To feel that sweet rapture of pardon, 

And lay up thy treasure above: 
Oh, kneel at the cross where He suffered 

To ransom thy soul from the grave ; 
The arm of His mercy will hold thee, 

The arm that is mighty to save. 

3 As summer is waning, my brother, 

Repent, ere the season is past; 
God's goodness to thee is extended 

As long as the daybeam shall last ; 
Then slight not the warning repeated 

With all the bright moments that roll ; 
Nor say, when the harvest is ended, 

That no one hath cared for thy soul. 



All for Jesus ! all for Jesus ! 

All my being's ransomed powers ; 
All my thoughts and words and doings, 
All my days and all my hours. 
All for Jesus 1 all for Jesus ! 

All my being's ransomed powers; 
All for Jesus ! all for Jesus ! 
All my days and all my hours. 

2 Let my hands perform His bidding; 

Let my feet run in His ways ; 
Let my eyes see Jesus only ; 
Let my lips speak forth His praise. 
All for Jesus ! all for Jesus ! 

Let my feet run in His ways ; 
All for Jesus ! all for Jesus ! 

Let my lips speak forth His praise. 

3 Since my eyes were fixed on Jesus, 

I've lost sight of all beside — 
So enchained my spirit's vision, 
Looking at the Crucified. 
All for Jesus ! all for Jesus ! 

I've lost sight of all beside ; 
AH for Jesus ! all for Jesus ! 
All for Jesus Crucified ! 


Come close to the Saviour, thy loving 

O sorrowing heart oppressed ; . . . 
Life's journey is dreary, thy spirit is 

Oh, come unto Him and rest, [weary, 


Come close to the Saviour, oh, why 
dost thou linger ? 

He knoweth thy heart oppressed ; . . . 
His promise believing, His message re- 

Oh, come unto Him and rest! [ceiving, 

Peacefully, tranquilly, tenderly rest, 
Looking to Jesus above ; . . . 

Peacefully, tranquilly, tenderly rest 
Safe in the arms of His love. . . . 

2 Come close to the Saviour, He calleth 

thee gently; 
Draw near to thy Father's throne : . . . 
His eyes will behold thee, His mercy en- 
Why carry thy grief alone! [fold thee, 
Come close to the Saviour, oh, trust 
and remember, 
Through trials our souls are blest ; . . . 
Whatever betide thee, thy Refuge will 
hide thee, 
Oh, come unto Him and rest ! 

3 Come close to thy Saviour, earth's 

pleasures are fleeting, 
But Jesus will care for thee ; . . . 
Whatever may grieve thee, He never will 
leave thee, 
Thy strength as thy day shall be. 
Come close to the Saviour, while now 
He is calling, 
Come home to the pure and blest ; . . . 
Where peace, like a river, flows onward 
for ever, 
Oh, come unto Him and rest ! 

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The cross it standeth fast, 
Hallelujah ! Hallelujah ! 

Defying every blast, 
Hallelujah ! Hallelujah ! 

The winds of hell have blown, 

The world its hate hath shown, 

Yet it is not overthrown, 
Hallelujah for the cross ! 

Hallelujah ! . . hallelujah ! . . . hallelu - - jah 
for the cross ! . . . 

Hallelujah ! . . . hallelujah ! . . . 

It shall never . . suffer . . loss ! 
Hallelujah ! hallelujah ! hallelujah for the 

Hallelujah ! hallelujah ! [cross ! 

It shall never suffer loss. 

2 It is the old cross still, 
Its triumph let us tell, 

The grace of God here shone, 
Through Christ the blessed Son, 
Who did for sin atone, 
Hallelujah for the cross ! 

3 Twas here the debt was paid, 
Our sins on Jesus laid, 

So round the cross we sing, 
Of Christ our Offering, 
Of Christ our living King, 
Hallelujah for the cross ! 

I have heard of a Saviour's love, 
And a wonderful love it must be; 

But did He come down from above, 
Out of love and compassion for me ? 

" This is a faithful saying, and worthy of all 
acceptation, that Christ Jesus came into the 
world to save sinners." 

2 I have heard how He suffered and bled, 

How He languished and died on the 
But then is it anywhere said [me ? 

That He languished and suffered for 

" He was wounded for our transgressions. 
He was bruised for our iniquities ; the chastise- 
ment of our peace was upon Him ; and with 
His stripes we are healed." 

3 I've been told of a heaven on high, 

Which the children of Jesus shall see ; 
But is there a place in the sky 

Made ready and furnished for me ? 

" In My Father's house are many mansions : 
if it were not so, I would have told you. I go 
to prepare a place for you ; that where I am, 
there ye may be also." 

4 Lord, answer these questions of mine ; 

To whom shall I go but to Thee ? 
And say, by Thy Spirit divine, 
There's a Saviour and heaven for me. 

Yes, yes, yes, for me ! for me ! Yes, yes, yes, 
for me ! 
Our Lord from above, in His infinite love, 
On the cross died to save you and me. 


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A sinner was wandering at eventide, 
His tempter was watching close by at 

his side ; [against wrong — 

In his heart raged a battle for right 
But hark ! from the church he hears 

the sweet song : 

Jesus, Lover of my soul, 
Let me to Thy bosom fly. 

2 He stopped and listened to every sweet 

chord, [the Lord : 

He remembered the time he once loved 
Come on ! says the tempter, come on 

with the throng — [swells the song: 
But hark ! from the church again 

While the billows near me roll, 
While the tempest still is high. 

3 Oh, tempter, depart, I have served thee 

too long; [song: 

I fly to the Saviour, He dwells in that 

Lord, can it be that a sinner like me 
May find a sweet refuge by coming to 


Other refuge have I none ; 

Hangs my helpless soul on Thee. 

1 come, Lord, I come; Thou'lt forgive 

the dark past, and 
Oh, receive my soul at last 

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" Tis finished ! " so the Saviour cried, 
And meekly bowed His head and died; 
" 'Tis finished ! " — yes, the race is run, 
The battle fought, the victory won. 

2 " 'Tis finished ! " Heaven is reconciled, 
And all the powers of darkness spoiled ; 
Peace, love, and happiness again 
Return, and dwell with sinful men. 

3 " 'Tis finished ! " let the joyful sound 
Be heard through all the nations round ; 
" 'Tis finished 1 " let the echo fly 
Through heaven and hell, through earth 

and sky. 





" Some day," we say, and turn our eyes 
Toward the fair hills of Paradise ; 
Some day, some time, a sweet new rest 
Shall blossom, flower-like, in each 

breast ; 
Some day, some time, our eyes shall see 
The faces kept in memory; 
Some day, some time, our eyes shall see 
The faces kept in memory. 
Some day their hands shall clasp our 
Just over in the morning land, [hand, 
Just over in the morning land; [hand, 
Some day their hands shall clasp our 
Just over in the morning land : 
Oh, morning land ! Oh, morning land ! 

2 Some day our ears shall hear the song 
Of triumph over sin and wrong ; 
Some day, some time — but oh, not yet; 
But we will wait, and not forget 
That some day all these things shall be, 
And rest be given to you and me ; 
That some day all these things shall be, 
And rest be given to you and me. 
So wait, my friends, though years move 

That happy time will come, we know, 
That happy time will come, we know; 
So wait, my friends, though years move 

That happy time will come, we know: 
Oh, morning land ! Oh, morning land ! 

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In the secret of His presence how my 

soul delights to hide ! 
Oh, how precious are the lessons which 

I learn at Jesus' side ! 
Earthly cares can never vex me, neither 

trials lay me low : 
For when Satan comes to tempt me, to 

the secret place I go. 

2 When my soul is faint and thirsty, 
'neath the shadow of His wing 
There is cool and pleasant shelter, and 
a fresh and crystal spring; 

And my Saviour rests beside me, as we 

hold communion sweet : 
If I tried, I could not utter what He 

says when thus we meet. 

3 Only this I know: I tell Him all my 

doubts, and griefs, and fears; 
Oh, how patiently He listens 1 and my 

drooping soul He cheers : 
Do you think He ne'er reproves me ? 

what a false friend He would be, 
If He never, never told me of the sins 

which He must see. 

4 Would you like to know the sweetness 

of the secret of the Lord ? 
Go and hide beneath His shadow — this 

shall then be your reward : 
And whene'er you leave the silence of 

that happy meeting-place, 
You will bear the shining image of the 

Master in your face. 

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Beloved, " It is well," " It is well," 
" It is well." . . 

God's ways are always right; 
And love is o'er them all, 

Though far above our sight. 
..." It is well," " It is well." 

2 Beloved, " It is well," " It is well," 

" It is well." . . 

Though deep and sore the smart, 
He wounds who knows to bind 

And heal the broken heart. 
..." It is well," " It is well." 

3 Beloved, " It is well," " It is well," 

" It is well." . . 

Though sorrow clouds our way, 
'Twill make the joy more dear 

That ushers in the day. 
..." It is well," " It is well." 

4 Beloved, " It is well," " It is well," 

" It is well." . . 

The path that Jesus trod, 
Though rough and dark it be, 

Leads home to heaven and God. 
..." It is well," " It is well." 



If I were a voice, a persuasive voice, 
That could travel the wide world through, 
I would fly on the beams of the morning 

And speak to men with a gentle might, 
And tell them to be true. [sea, 

I would fly, I would fly over land and 
Wherever a human heart might be, 
Telling a tale, or singing a song, 
In praise of the right and in blame of the 
I would fly, I would fly, [wrong: 

I would fly over land and sea. 


If I were a voice, a consoling voice, 
I would fly on the wings of the air ; 
The homes of sorrow and guilt I'd seek, 
And calm and truthful words I'd speak, 
To save them from despair. [town, 
I would fly, I would fly o'er the crowded 
And drop like the happy sunlight down 
Into the hearts of suffering men, 
And teach them to look up again : 
I would fly, I would fly, 
I would fly o'er the crowded town. 

If I were a voice, a convincing voice, 
I would travel with the wind, 
And wherever I saw the nations torn 
By warfare, jealousy, spite or scorn, 

Or hatred of their kind, [crash, 

I would fly, I would fly on the thunder- 
And into their blinded bosoms flash : 
Then with their evil thoughts subdued, 
I'd teach them Christian brotherhood : 
I would fly, I would fly, 
I would fly on the thunder-crash. 

If I were a voice, an immortal voice, 
I would fly the earth around ; 
And wherever man to his idols bowed, 
I'd publish in notes both long and loud 

The Gospel's joyful sound. 
I would fly, I would fly on the wings 
of day, [way, 

Proclaiming peace on my world-wide 
Bidding the saddened earth rejoice — 
If I were a voice, an immortal voice, 
I would fly, I would fly, 
I would fly on the wings of day. 



Rock of Ages, cleft for me. 
(See No. 237.) 



God is love ! His mercy brightens 
All the path in which we rove ; 

Bliss He wakes, and woe He lightens; 
God is light, and God is love ! 

God is light, and God is love ! 
God is light, and God is love I 

Chance and change are busy ever ; 

Man decays, and ages move; 
But His mercy waneth never; 

God is light, and God is love ! 

E'en the hour that darkest seemeth 
Will His changeless goodness prove; 

From the gloom His brightness stream- 
God is light, and God is love ! [eth ; 




Oh, the best Friend to have is Jesus, 

When the cares of life upon you roll ; 

He will heal the wounded heart, 

He will strength and grace impart: 

Oh, the best Friend to have is Jesus 1 

The best Friend to have is Je - - - sus ! 

The best Friend to have is Je sus ! 

He will help you when you fall, 
He will hear you when you call : 

Oh, the best Friend to have is Jesus I 

What a Friend I have found in Jesus ! 
Peace and comfort to my soul He brings ; 

Leaning on His mighty arm, 

I will fear no ill nor harm : 
Oh, the best Friend to have is Jesus ! 
Though I pass through the night of 

And the chilly waves of Jordan roll, 

Never need I shrink nor fear, 

For my Saviour is so near : 
Oh, the best Friend to have is Jesus ! 
When at last to our home we gather, 
With the loved ones who have gone 

We will sing upon the shore, [before, 

Praising Him for evermore : 
Oh, the best Friend to have is Jesus ! 

1192 W) 


Beyond the smiling and the weeping, 

I shall be soon ; 
Beyond the waking and the sleeping, 
Beyond the sowing and the reaping, 
I shall be soon. 

Love, rest, and home I . . 
Lord, tarry not, but come. 

Beyond the blooming and the fading, 
Beyond the shining and the shading, 
Beyond the hoping and the dreading, 

I shall be soon. 
Beyond the rising and the setting, 
Beyond the calming and the fretting, 
Beyond remembering and forgetting, 

I shall be soon. 
Beyond the frost-chain and the fever, 
Beyond the rock-waste and the river, 
Beyond the " ever " and the " never," 

I shall be soon. 
Beyond the parting and the meeting, 
Beyond the farewell and the greeting, 
Beyond the pulse's fever-beating, 

I shall be soon. 


\m) pm. 

The Saviour stands at thy door to-night, 

And is seeking thy heart to win ; 
The world for awhile has withdrawn its 

Wilt thou open and let Him in? [light : 
He has travelled afar on a lonely road, 

In sorrow and agony ; 
He has borne sin's heavy crushing load, 

All, all for the sake of thee ! 
Let . . . Him in, . . . let . . . Him in ; . . . 
O - - pen the door . . and let . . Him come in. 
2 He stands to plead with thee to-night, 

While the dews of the evening fall ; 
O'er the moaning and surging waves of 

Dost thou hear His yearning call [life, 

Solos and Choir Pieces 

He will free thy soul from the chains of 

From its sorrow, its care, and sin; 
He will give thee joy for its hollow mirth : 

Wilt thou open and let Him in ? 

3 From the glorious heights of heaven 

To seek thee and to save ; [He came, 
But the world it gave Him a cross of 

And a lonely borrowed grave ; [shame, 
He left His radiant home above 

To bear thy load of sin ; 
He died to prove His deep, deep love: 

Wilt thou open and let Him in ? [sin, 

4 Thou hast wandered far in the paths of 

Thou art weary, and sad, and lone; 
But His blood can cleanse, and His love 
can win : 

Wilt thou make Him now thine own ? 
The world has given thee care and pain, 

And mocked thee with its sin ; [gain : 
He will give the treasures of priceless 

Wilt thou open and let Him in ? 

1194 C£) 

I have heard of a home far away above 
the skies, [be; 

Where the good and true may happy 
I have looked through the stars, and I've 
watched through lonely hours, 
And I've wondered if there's room 
there for me ? 
Yes, there's room for you and for me, 
And there's room for the whole world 
beside ; [all ; 

The wonderful love of the Lord reaches 
It gently calls us now to His side. 
Room for you and me, 
And there's room for all ; 
Listen I listen ! Hear His earnest call : 
" Whosoever will may come, . . . 
Come, ye that are weary, 
And are heavy laden " : [for all. 
Listen, He's calling thee, there's room 
2 But they say that the righteous shall 
scarcely enter there; 
How, then, shall a sinner like me ? 
I am far, far away from the gentle 
Shepherd's care ; [me ? 

Oh, I wonder if He'll make room for 
Yes, there's room, the call is for thee, 

'Tis a grand invitation, full and free; 
There's room for us all, if we list to His 
call; [for thee. 

Yes, He's willing to make room there 



I have read of a beautiful City, 

Far away in the kingdom of God ; 
I have read how its walls are of jasper, 

How its streets are all golden and 
In the midst of the street is life's river, 

Clear as crystal, and pure to behold ; 
But not half of that City's bright glory 

To mortals has ever been told. 

Not half has ever been told, . . 
Not half has ever been told ; . . 
Not half of that City's bright glory 
To mortals has ever been told. 

2 1 have read of bright mansions in 

Heaven, [pare ; 

Which the Saviour has gone to pre- 
And the saints who on earth have been 
Rest for ever with Christ over there : 
There no sin ever enters, nor sorrow, 

The inhabitants never grow old; 
But not half of the joys that await them 
To mortals has ever been told. 

3 I have read of white robes for the 

righteous, [wear, 

Of bright crowns which the glorified 
When our Father shall bid them " Come, 
And My glory eternally share : " 
How the righteous are evermore blessed, 
As they walk through the streets of 
pure gold; 
But not half of the wonderful story 
To mortals has ever been told. 

4 I have read of a Christ so forgiving, 

That vile sinners may ask and receive 
Peace, and pardon for every transgres- 

If when asking they only believe. 
I have read how He'll guide and protect 

If for safety we enter His fold ; [us, 
But not half of His goodness and mercy 

To mortals has ever been told. 


1 196 VH3/ P.M. 

Weary child, thy sin forsaking, close 

thy heart no more ; [wide its door. 

From thy dream of pleasure waking, open 

While the lamp of life is burning, 
And the heart of God is yearning, 
To His loving arms returning, 
Give thy wanderings o'er. 

2 To the Saviour's tender pleading, close 

thy heart no more ; [wide its door. 
Now the call of mercy needing, open 

3 To the Gospel invitation close thy heart 

no more ; [door. 

To receive a full salvation open wide its 

4 To the joy that fadeth never, close thy 

heart no more; [door. 

To the peace abiding ever, open wide its 

1197 (JS) 

As I wandered round the homestead, 

Many a dear familiar spot 
Brought within my recollection 

Scenes I'd seemingly forgot; 
There, the orchard — meadow, yonder — 

Here, the deep, old-fashioned well, 
With its old moss-covered bucket, 

Sent a thrill no tongue can tell. 


Though the house was held by strangers, 

All remained the same within; 
Just as when a child I rambled 

Up and down, and out and in ; 
To the garret dark ascending — 

Once a source of childish dread — 
Peering through the misty cobwebs, 

Lo ! I saw my cradle bed. 

Quick I drew it from the rubbish 

Covered o'er with dust so long : 
When, behold, I heard in fancy 

Strains of one familiar song, 
Often sung by my dear mother 

To me in that cradle bed : 
" Hush, my dear, lie still and slumber ! 

Holy angels guard thy bed ! " 

While I listen to the music 

Stealing on in gentle strain, 
I am carried back to childhood — 

I am now a child again : 
'Tis the hour of my retiring, 

At the dusky eventide ; 
Near my cradle bed I'm kneeling, 

As of yore, by mother's side. 
Hands are on my head so loving, 

As they were in childhood's days; 
I, with weary tones, am trying 

To repeat the words she says ; 
'Tis a prayer in language simple 

As a mother's lips can frame : 
" Father, Thou who art in heaven, 

Hallowed, ever, be Thy name." 

Prayer is over : to my pillow 

With a " good-night " kiss I creep, 
Scarcely waking while I whisper, 

" Now I lay me down to sleep." 
Then my mother, o'er me bending, 

Prays in earnest words, but mild : 
" Hear my prayer, O heavenly Father, 

Bless, oh bless, my precious child ! " 

Yet I am but only dreaming : 

Ne'er I'll be a child again ; 
Many years has that dear mother 

In the quiet graveyard lain ; 
But her blessed angel spirit 

Daily hovers o'er my head, 
Calling me from earth to heaven, 

Even from my cradle bed. 

1 198 CS) 


Lead me gently home, Father, 

Lead me gently home ! 
'Mid life's darkest hours, Father, 

When sad trials come. 
Keep my heart from wandering, 

Lest my feet should roam ; 
Lest I fall upon the wayside, 

Lead me gently home ! 

. . . Lead me gently home, . Father 
Lead me gently, 
Lest I fall upon the wayside, 
Lead me gently home! 

Lead me gently home, Father, 

Lead me gently home 1 
None but Thou can'st guide me, 

I cannot walk alone ! 
1 will gladly follow, 

Ever follow on : 
By Thy loving hand, O Father, 

Lead me gently home ! 
Lead me gently home, Father, 

Lead me gently home ! 
When life's toils are ended, 

And parting days have come, 
There to rest for ever 

From all earthly gloom, 
Lead me, O my heavenly Father, 

Lead me gently home ! 


National Hymns 

God save our gracious King, 
Long live our noble King, 

God save the King ! 
Send him victorious, 
Happy and glorious, 
Long to reign over us : 

God save the King ! 
2 Thy choicest gifts in store 
On him be pleased to pour ; 

Long may he reign. 
May he defend our laws, 
And ever give us cause 
To sing with heart and voice, 

God save the King ! 

A JAj\J 

My country ! 'tis of thee, 
Sweet land of liberty, 

Of thee I sing : 
Land where my fathers died ! 
Land of the Pilgrims' pride ! 
From every mountain-side 

Let Freedom ring ! 

2 My native country, thee — 
Land of the noble free — 

Thy name I love : 
I love thy rocks and rills, 
Thy woods and templed hills ; 
My heart with rapture thrills 

Like that above. 

3 Let music swell the breeze, 
And ring from all the trees 

Sweet Freedom's song: 
Let mortal tongues awake; 
Let all that breathe partake ; 
Let rocks their silence break — 

The sound prolong. 

4 Our fathers' God ! to Thee, 
Author of liberty, 

To Thee we sing: 
Long may our land be bright 
With Freedom's holy light ; 
Protect us by Thy might, 

Great God, our King ! 



A BETTER day is 169 
A blessing for you . . 440 
A Christian band from farl094 
A few more marchings . . . 512 
A few more years shall . . . 1052 
A glory gilds the sacred . . 261 

A lamp in the night 184 

A little pilgrim 1121 

A little while, and we ... . 952 
A long time I wandered . . 846 
A mighty Fortress is our. . 2 

A ruler once came 366 

A safe stronghold 3 

A sinner was wand'ring . . 1183 
A song, a song for water. . 678 
A wonderful Saviour is . . 540 

Abide with me 1 297 

Abiding, oh, so wondrous 628 
Afflictions tho' they seem. 463 
After the darkest hour . . . 927 

After the mist and 956 

Alas, and did my Saviour 630 

All, all for Thee ! 1051 

All for Jesus ! all for 1179 

All hail the power 203 

All my doubts I give to . . 868 

All people that on 9 

All the way 622 

All to Jesus I surrender . . 601 

All ye that pass by ! 140 

Almost persuaded 452 

Along the river of time . . 1176 
Along the sandy desert. . . 824 

Am I a soldier ? 672 

Amazing grace ! 894 

Amid the trials that I 566 

An open Bible for the 282 

Angels, from the realms. . 29 
Another six days' work is 276 
Anywhere, my Saviour. . . 596 
Anywhere with Jesus I . . . 627 

Are you coming ? 370 

Are you shining for Jesus. 788 

Are you sitting idle ? 764 

Are we walking, daily. . . .1117 

Arise and away, ye 750 

Arise, and follow Me 1 . . . 605 
" Arise and shine 1 thy ". 767 

Arise, my soul, arise 154 

" Arise, young men ! ". . . 793 
Army of endeavour, hear. 1097 

Art thou troubled 380 

Art thou weary ? 401 

As I wandered round .... 1197 
As shadows cast by cloud. 1044 

Asleep in Jesus 1036 

Assembled at Thy great. .1088 
At even, ere the sun was . 79 

At ev'ning time may 290 

At the feast of Belshazzar. 432 

Awake and sing 254 

Awake ! awake ! O heart . 222 
Awake I awake I the 810 


Awake ! for the trumpet . 671 

Awake, my soul 251 

Awake, our souls ; away . 683 

BACK from the weary . 373 
Be glad in the Lord ! 207 

Be still, O heart 1 713 

Be the matter what it ... . 1167 
" Be ve strong in the " . . . 686 
Bear the cross for Jesus . . 790 
Bear the cup of loving . . . 770 
Beautiful star of promise . 99 

Beautiful the fields 93 

Beautiful valley of Eden. . 908 
Beckoning hands at the . 1013 
Before Jehovah's awful. . . 252 

Begone, unbelief ! 14 

Behold a Fountain 125 

Behold, behold the 361 

Behold Me standing . 378 

Behold ! the Bridegroom. . 175 
Behold, the Eastertide is.. 146 

Behold, the Master 756 

Behold the Saviour of . . . . 151 

Behold, what love ! 21 

Believe and receive the. . . 382 
Beloved, " It is well ". . . • 1187 

Beneath the Cross of 139 

Beyond our sight a city. . . 731 

Beyond the light of 957 

Beyond the sea 985 

Beyond the smiling 931 

Beyond the (Chant) 1192 

Beyond the stars that .... 954 

Bless, O Lord, the 1049 

Blessed assurance ! 873 

Blessed be the Fountain. . 113 
Blessed hope that in Jesus 932 

Blessed is he that is 560 

Blessed Redeemer 83 

Blest be the tie 506 

Brief life is here our 990 

Brightly beams our 805 

By-and-by we shall know 968 
By cool Siloam's 1162 

CALL them in ! 391 

Calm me, my God . . 730 

Can it be that Jesus 58 

Careless soul, thy Saviourll68 

" Cast thy bread upon " . . 771 

Children of the 838 

Christ has for sin 119 

Christ hath redeemed us . 118 

Christ hath risen ! 156 

Christ is coming 162 

Christ is knocking ! 470 

Christ, the Lord, is risen . 158 

Christian, dost thou see . . 704 

Christian, seek not yet . . . 687 

Christian soldiers all 1100 

Christian, walk carefully. 617 

Christians, wake, no 748 


Climbing up the steeps . . 996 

Cling to the Bible ! 263 

Closer, Lord, to Thee ! . . 639 
Come close to the Saviour 1180 

Come, every joyful 230 

Come, every soul 392 

Come, for all things are . . 405 

Come, for the feast 281 

Come, Holy Ghost, in . . . 196 
Come, Holy Ghost, our . . 189 
Come, Holy Spirit, come. 190 
Come, Holy Spirit, hea- 
venly Dove 188 

Come, Holy Spirit, like . . 195 

Come home 1 435 

Come, let us all unite to. . 511 
Come, let us join our 

cheerful 245 

Come, let us join our 

friends 1004 

Come, let us to the Lord. 584 

Come, my soul, thy 330 

Come near me, O my. ... 52 
Come, oh come, and let . . 236 
Come, oh come, while . . . 388 
Come, oh come, with .... 349 
Come on the wings of the 180 

Come, sing my soul 20 

Come, sing the Gospel's. 355 
Come, sing the sweet .... 54 

Come, sound His 249 

Come, Spirit, source 202 

Come, Thou almighty ... 6 

Come, Thou desire ! 326 

Come, Thou everlasting. . 280 

Come, Thou fount of 1048 

Come, thou weary 407 

Come to Jesus, come 408 

Come to Jesus, ye who . . . 458 
Come to the Saviour, hear 413 
Come to the Saviour, make 

no delay 1165 

Come to the Saviour now 399 
" Come unto Me ! " it is. 424 
Come unto Me, ye weary. 374 
Come unto Me, ye weary 

(sorrowing ones) 738 

Come, weary one, and . . . 375 
Come with happy faces. . . 1141 

Come with thy sins 352 

Come, ye disconsolate 719 

Come, ye sinners 376 

Come, ye thankful people 1055 

Come, ye that love 823 

Come, ye yourselves 279 

Coming, coming, we are . 214 

Coming, coming, yes 1066 

Conquering now, and. . . . 673 
Crown Him, crown Him . 94 

DAY by day the 10 
Day is dying in the . 292 
Days and moments 1048 

Index to First Lines 


Dear refuge of my 106 

Depth of mercy ! 486 

Descend, O flame of 200 

Did Christ o'er 68 

Dismiss me not Thy 785 

Do you fear the foe will . . 795 

Do you see the Hebrew. . 167 

Down from the mountains 70l 

Down in the valley 529 

Drawing near with full. . . 903 

Dying with Jesus, by ... . 615 

"EARLY seeking, early . . 1163 
•^ Encamped along .... 682 

Enthroned is Jesus 136 

Eternal Father 1061 

Eternal Father, Thou 1074 

T7ADE, fade each 1045 

■^ Fading away like .... 798 
" Faint, yet pursuing "... 681 

Faith is a living 310 

Far above in highest 1137 

Far and near the fields . . . 1086 

Far away beyond the 930 

Far away in the depths . . . 658 
Far away my steps had. . . 895 
Far, far away, in heathen 1090 
Far, far beyond the storms 971 

Father, before Thy 317 

Father, I stretch my 493 

Father, in high heaven . . . 288 

Father of mercies ! 258 

Fear not ! God is thy. . . . 811 

Fierce and wild the 1065 

Firm as a rock, that in the 551 
Firmly stand for God ! . . . 685 
" For Christ and the 

Church " let our voicesl096 
" For Christ and the 

Church " we stand .... 1119 

For Christ is our 1095 

" For ever with the Lord " 917 
For the tempted, Lord, we 315 
For thee, O dear, dear . . . 918 
For Thy goodness, O my 653 
For Thy mercy and Thy . 1050 

Forward ! be our 837 

Fountain of purity 572 

Free from the law 143 

Friend of sinners ! Lord. . 85 
From every stormy wind. . 1171 
From Greenland's icy. . . .1070 

From the Bethlehem 44 

From the Cross uplifted. . 416 
From yonder western .... 1102 

GATHER them in ! for 779 
Gentle Jesus 1149 

Gird on the sword and. . . 676 

Give me the wings 907 

Give thanks unto God . . . 690 
Give to the winds thy. . . . 561 

Gliding o'er life's 911 

Glorious things of Thee . . 221 
Glory be to the Father. . . 256 
Glory ever be to Jesus . . . 210 
Glory to God on high .... 7 

Glory to Thee, my 301 

Go, and tell Jesus 74 

Go, bury thy sorrow 777 

Go, labour on 1 815 

Go on your way rejoicinglll6 

Go thou in life's fair 1128 

God be with you 298 


God calling yet ! 339 

God holds the key 743 

God is here, and that to. . 307 
God is love ! His mercy. .1190 
" God is Love ! " His Word 233 

God loved the world 17 

God, make my life a 1143 

God moves in a 516 

God of love, and God of. . 238 

God of mercy 1 God 1067 

God save our gracious . . . 1199 
God will take care of you. 517 

God's almighty arms 655 

Going forth at Christ's. . .1077 

Golden harps are 87 

Grace ! 'tis a charming. . . '8 
Gracious Spirit, Holy. . . . 662 
Grand is the song of the. . 1034 

Great God, and wilt 1150 

Great God, with wonder . 259 
Great is the Lord, who. . . 229 
Great Jehovah, mighty. . .1083 

Great Ruler of the 1062 

Guide me, O Thou 524 

HAIL to the Lord's 67 
Hallelujah ! 153 

Hallelujah ! He is risen. . . 157 
Hallelujah ! Jesus saves . . 891 
Hark, a voice is calling . . . 689 

Hark, hark, my soul 231 

Hark ! hark ! the song 1157 

Hark ! hark ! the song the 999 

Hark, my soul, it is 365 

Hark, sinner, while 442 

Hark, ten thousand 149 

Hark, the glad sound 25 

Hark the herald angels ... 30 
Hark ! the temperance . . . 700 

Hark the voice of 813 

Hark ! there comes a 344 

Hark ! 'tis the Shepherd's 752 
Hark ! 'tis the watchman's 

cry 807 

Hark ! what mean those . . 24 
Hast thou no room within 465 

Hasten, Lord, the 1087 

Hasten, sinner, to be 457 

Have ye heard the song. . 755 

Have you any room 443 

Have you been to Jesus. . 379 
Have you had a kindness. 801 
Have you on the Lord ... 865 

He dies ! He dies ! tb 171 

He feedeth His flock 554 

He hath spoken, Be still. . 95 

He is coming 172 

He is seeking for the lost . 62 
He leadeth His own with. 618 

He leadeth me ! . 542 

He lives and loves, our. . . 70 
He sendeth the sunshine. 1060 

Hear the everlasting 1081 

Hear us, O Saviour 328 

Hear us, Thou that 197 

Heavenly Father ! 491 

Help me, O Lord, the. . . . 636 

Here below on life's 781 

Here from the world 325 

Hide me, O my Saviour . . 520 
High in yonder heav'nly. .1020 
Ho 1 every one that is. . . . 415 

Ho I my comrades 689 

Ho ! reapers in the ...... 763 

Ho 1 reapers of life's 761 


Hold Thou my hand ! . . . . 550 

Holy Father, hear my cry. 588 

Holy Ghost, with light. . . 199 

Holy! Holy! Holy! 22 

Holy, holy, holy is 223 

Holy Spirit, faithful 194 

Holy Spirit, lead us 192 

Hope on, hope on, O . . . . 715 
How can we forget Him. .1135 

How dear to my heart. . . . 724 

How firm a foundation . . . 528 

How honoured, how dear. 213 

How oft our souls are. . . . 722 

How pleased and blest . . . 271 

How solemn are the 461 

How sweet, my Saviour. . 878 

How sweet the hour of . . . 321 

How sweet the name 112 

Hushed was the evening. 1148 

I AM coming to the 477 
I am far frae my 982 

I am glad I have heard . . . 594 

I am not skilled to 849 

I am redeem'd, oh 864 

I am sailing afar on the. . . 565 
I am so glad that our .... 38 

I am Thine, O Lord 607 

I am Thine own, 603 

I am thinking to-day 787 

I am trusting Thee, Lord 641 

I am waiting for the 1008 

I am walking on the 887 

I believed in God's 867 

I came a wanderer 850 

I come, O blessed Lord . . 467 
I could not do without. . . 844 

I feel like singing all 218 

I gave My life for thee. . . 621 

I have a Saviour 350 

I have given up all for. . . 590 
I have heard of a home . . 1194 
I have heard of a Saviour's 

love 1182 

I have heard of Jesus in . . 41 
I have learnt a heavenly. . 645 

I have read of a 1195 

I hear a song 934 

I hear the Saviour say 855 

I hear the words of 882 

I hear thy welcome 475 

I heard the voice 216 

I know I love Thee 649 

I know not the hour. 980 

I know not what awaits . . 564 
I know not why God's . . . 857 
I know that Jesus ever . . . 890 

I know that my 892 

I know Thy hand 860 

I lay my sins on Jesus 870 

I looked to Jesus in my... 863 
I love Thee, Lord ; yet. . 604 

I love Thy Kingdom 253 

I love to hear the story. . 1156 
I love to tell the story. ... 46 

I love to think of the 991 

I love to think, though. . .1144 
I met a stranger fair to. . . 50 
I must walk through the. 1038 
I need Thee every hour . . 577 
I once was a stranger .... 897 

I sail in the light that 921 

I saw a wayworn 1014 

I see God's sun behind. . . 742 
I stood outside the gate . 482 

Index to Firat Line* 


I think when I read that. . 1136 

I to the hills will lift 244 

I wandered in the shades. 862 

I want the adorning 576 

I was a wandering 484 

I was once far away 906 

I was wand'ring, sad 499 

I will praise the Lord. . . . 899 

I will sing of my 896 

I will sing the love of . . . . 36 
I will sing the wondrous. 875 

I will tell the precious 888 

I will tell you the 69 

I will commune with 502 

I would have the Saviour. 578 

I would not ask for 640 

I would not live alway 926 

I'm a pilgrim and a 826 

I'm a pilgrim, and I'm a. . 827 
I'm not ashamed to own. . 883 
I've a message from the. . 411 
I've found a friend in. . . . 104 
I've found a Friend, oh . . 871 

I've found a joy in 886 

I've found the pearl of . . . 88 
I've learned to sing a . . . . 240 
I've reached the land .... 944 
I've wandered far away . . 471 

If I were a voice 1188 

If in the valley where the. 796 
If Jesus should call you. . 454 
Impatient heart, be still . . 183 
In a world where sorrow. . 1107 
In ancient days when .... 880 

In Christ is love 858 

In grace the holy God ... 18 
In many a little village . . . 1147 

In robes made white 915 

In some way or other .... 19 
In tenderness He sought. 59 
In the crimson blush of. . 179 
In the cross of Christ .... 239 

In the early morning 766 

In the fadeless 1005 

In the harvest field there . 754 
In the heavenly pastures. 501 
In the hour when guilt. . . 92 
In the land of fadeless . . . 1012 
In the land of strangers. . 447 
In the land where the. . . . 993 

In the Rifted Rock 100 

In the secret of His pre- 
sence He will 535 

In the secret of His pre- 
sence how my soul .... 1186 
In the shadow of His .... 644 
In the shadow of the 

Highest 521 

In the shadow of the Rock 531 

In the silent midnight 441 

In Thy cleft, O Rock 557 

In Thy name, O Lord. . . 255 

Is there a sinner ? 364 

Is thy cruse of comfort ?. . 760 

It came to me one 876 

It is a thing most 1152 

It is not time that flies . . . 1042 

It may be at morn 183 

It may not be on the 598 

It passeth knowledge 620 

JERUSALEM, my 1010 
Jerusalem, the 217 

Jesus, and shall it ever be. 905 
Jesus, Beloved of my 646 


Jesus bids us shine 1138 

Jesus calls us o'er the .... 762 
Jesus Christ is passing . . . 492 

Jesus, Gracious One 386 

Jesus ! I am resting 835 

Jesus, I my cross 597 

Jesus, I will trust Thee . . 468 
Jesus is calling ! forth to . 679 

Jesus is coming ! 178 

Jesus is our Shepherd . . . 1153 
Jesus is tenderly calling. . 396 

Jesus, keep me near 134 

Jesus knocks, He calls . . . 358 
Jesus knows thy sorrow. . 48 
Jesus lives and Jesus .... 150 
Jesus, Lover of my soul . 227 
Jesus, Lover of my (Solo) 1172 

Jesus loves me 1155 

Jesus my all, to heaven . . . 900 

Jesus, my Lord ! 476 

Jesus, my Saviour, is all . . 90 
Jesus, my Saviour, to ... . 40 
Jesus, my Shepherd and. . 567 
Jesus, of Thee we ne'er. . 278 
Jesus redeemed and made 643 
Jesus, Saviour, on Thy. . . 299 
Jesus, Saviour, pilot me. . 556 

Jesus shall reign 1084 

Jesus, tender Saviour .... 1154 
Jesus, the very thought. . . 60 

Jesus, the water of 354 

Jesus, Thine all-victorious 

love 187 

Jesus, Thou joy of loving. 285 

Jesus, Thou Refuge 105 

Jesus, Thy blood 177 

Jesus, Thy boundless .... 63 
Jesus, Thy name I love. . 204 

Jesus wants me for a 1129 

Jesus, we Thy promise. . 329 

Join all the glorious 86 

Joy-bells ringing 1127 

Joy to the world ! 103 

Joy to the world (Chant). Ill 

Just as I am 473 

Just as thou art 420 

Just beyond the silent. . . . 933 

TT EEP step with the. . . . 1092 
**■ Knocking ! 422 

T ABOURERS for 809 

- L -' " Land ahead ! " . . . 938 
Lead me gently home . . . 1198 
Lead me now, and lead. . 523 

Lead to the shadow 546 

Lead us, Heavenly Father 538 
Leader of faithful souls . . 831 
Leave me not, for I am. . . 534 
Leave not for to-morrow. 758 
" Let not your heart be " 727 

Let the light of love 1105 

Let us sing a song 832 

Let us sing again the 234 

Let us sing of the love ... 15 

Let us sing of the 304 

Let us with a gladsome. . . 765 
Let us work and pray. . . .1112 
Life at best is very brief. . 437 
Life wears a diff'rent face 885 
Lift up thine eyes, O . . . . 1089 
Lift up your eyes to the. . 763 

Light after darkness 830 

Light in the darkness 1063 

Like a bird on the deep. . 469 


Like a river glorious 652 

Like a shepherd, tender. 528 
Like some sweet bird .... 56 
Like wandering sheep. . . . 472 
Little children may be. . .1132 

Lo ! a fountain, full 137 

Lo ! He comes with 161 

Lo ! the day of God 688 

Lone and weary, sad and. 481 
Lonely hearts to comfort. 1118 

Long in darkness we 702 

Look away to Jesus 409 

Look away to the Cross. . 114 
Look not behind thee. . . . 438 

Look to Jesus, weary 371 

Look to the Saviour ! . . . . 427 
" Look unto Me ! " (Look) 397 

Look unto Me ! (Oh) 385 

Look up ! look up ! ye . . . 124 

Look, ye saints 127 

Lord, at Thy mercy 478 

Lord, dismiss us with. . . . 287 
Lord, for to-morrow and. 638 
Lord God the Holy Ghost 323 
Lord, I have made Thy. . 260 

Lord, I hear of 485 

Lord Jesus, I long 569 

Lord Jesus, Thou dost. . . 552 
Lord, keep us safe this. . . 300 

Lord of the Sabbath ! 274 

Lord, speak to me, that 1 . 786 

Lord, teach us how to 333 

Lord, we come before. . . . 331 
Lord, we gather in Thy. . 324 

Love Divine, all loves 242 

Loved with everlasting. . . 852 
Low in the grave He 152 

VffAJESTIC sweet- 893 

•**■*■ Make room for 455 

Man of sorrows ! 102 

March on, march on ! . . . . 130 

Master, the tempest 61 

Meet me there ! oh, meet. 1006 
Mine eyes have seen the. 697 
More about Jesus would. 571 
More holiness give me . . . 582 

More love to Thee 632 

Mourner, wheresoe'er. . . . 744 

Must I go ? 789 

Must Jesus bear the 610 

My country ! 'tis of thee. . 1200 

My faith looks up 235 

My Father is rich 946 

My Father, this I ask of. . 800 

My Glorious Victor 591 

My God, I have found. . . 131 
My God, I thank Thee. . . 246 
My God, is any hour .... 314 

My God, my Father 718 

My heart is resting 609 

My heart's in the 976 

My hope is built on 902 

My Jesus, I love Thee . . . 659 

My life flows on in 250 

My Saviour, oh, what . . . 613 
My Saviour, Thou hast.. 589 
My Saviour's praises I . . . 241 
My soul at last a rest .... 558 
My spirit, soul, and body. 637 
My times are in Thy 661 

XTEARER, blessed 580 

•^ Nearer, my God. . . . 581 
Nearer the Cross ! 859 

Index to First Lines 


" Neither do I condemn " 47 
Never lose the golden. . . .1133 
Never shone a light so. . . 27 
Night has fallen on the. . . 720 

No longer wait, my 453 

No longer we'll wander. . 970 

Not all the blood of 117 

Not far, not far, from. . . . 346 

" Not I, but Christ " 623 

" Not my own ! " but 592 

Not now, but in the 740 

Not now, my child 818 

Not saved are we by 398 

Nothing but leaves 431 

Nothing, either great 142 

Now in a song of grateful . 881 

Not just a word for 1111 

Now let my soul 265 

Now the day is over 296 

(\ ACHING heart 714 

^ O banner of Jesus . . 1015 
O blessed life ! the heart . 599 
O brother, have you told . 898 

O brother, life's 699 

O child of God, wait 712 

O Christ, I will 1125 

O Christ, in Thee 853 

O Christ, what 128 

O church of Christ 1076 

O day of rest and 270 

O eyes that are weary .... 721 

O gentle, sweet, and 656 

O God of Bethel ! 514 

O God, our help in 513 

O golden day, when 1169 

O happy day 866 

O homeland ! 1018 

O Jesus Christ, grow. . . . 585 
O Jesus, I have promised . 606 
O Jesus, Saviour, hear . . . 495 

O Jesus, Thou art 494 

O land of rest ! 920 

O little town of 26 

O Lord, Thy work 322 

O Love divine 553 

O Love that passeth 76 

O Love that will not let . . 633 
O my Redeemer, what a. . 1170 

O my Saviour, hear 497 

O peace divine 666 

O sacred head, once 128 

O Saviour, precious 226 

O soul, tossed on the .... 545 

O souls in darkness 459 

O Thou precious Saviour 72 

O Thou that hearest 313 

O troubled heart, be thou 709 
O troubled heart, there is . 716 
O wand'rer, come to the . . 444 

O wand'rer from thy 360 

O wand'ring souls, why. . 383 

O watchman on the 186 

O weary heart, there 710 

O weary heart, why seek . 384 

O weary pilgrim 717 

O word, of words the .... 425 
O'er the cold and chilly . . 955 
O'er the gloomy hills of. 1068 

Of Him who left His 1142 

Oft in sorrow, oft in woe . 674 
Oh, blessed home whe