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4. Think, O my soul, the dreadful day, When this incensed God


Shall rend the sky, and burn the sea,
And send his wrath abroad!

5. What shall the wretch, the sinner do?
He once defy'd the Lord :

But he shall dread the thund❜rer now,
And sink beneath his word.

6. Tempests of angry fire sltall roll,
To blast the rebel-worm,
And beat upon his naked soul
In one eternal storm.

Hymn 431. L. M.

The books opened, Rev. xx. 12.


HE mighty deep gives up her trust, Aw'd by the Judge's high command; Both small and great now quit their dust, And round the dread tribunal stand.

2. Behold the awful books display'd,

Big with th' important fates of men; Each deed and word now public made,

As wrote by heaven's unerring pen. 3. To ev'ry soul, the books assign

The joyous or the dread reward: Sinners in vain lament and pine,

No plea the Judge will here regard. 4. Lord, when these awful leaves unfold,

May life's fair book my soul approve : There may I read my name enroll'd, And triumph in redeeming love.

Hymn 432. L. M.

E comes! he comes! the Judge severe ;



His lightnings flash, his thunders roll;
How welcome to the faithful soul!
2. From heav'n angelic voices sound,
See the Almighty Jesus crown'd!
Girt with omnipotence and grace,
And glory decks the Sayiour's face.
3. Descending on his azure throne,
He claims the kingdoms for his own;
The kingdoms all obey his word,
And hail him their triumphant Lord!
4. Shout all the people of the sky,

And all the saints of the Most High;
Our Lord who now his right obtains,
For ever and for ever reigns.

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Hymn 433. P. M.


O! he comes with clouds descending,
Once for favour'd sinners slain !
Thousand, thousand saints attending,
Swell the triumph of his train;

God appears with man to reign.

2. Ev'ry eye shall now behold him,
Rob'd in dreadful majesty !

Those who set at nought and sold him,
Pierc'd and nail'd him to the trec,
Deeply wailing,

Shall the true Messiah see.
3. The dear tokens of his passion,
Still his dazzling body bears;
Cause of endless exultation

To his ransom'd worshippers;
With what rapture

Gaze we on those glorious scars! 4. Yea, Amen! let áll adore thee, High on thine eternal throne!

Saviour take thy pow'r and glory,
Claim the kingdom for thine own:
Jah! Jehovah !
Everlasting God, come down!



Hymn 434. c. M.

Assurance of Heaven, 2 Tim. iv. 6, 7, 8, 18.


OD has laid up in heav'n for me A crown which cannot fade; The righteous Judge, at the great day Shall place it on my head.

2. Nor hath the King of grace decreed This prize for me alone;

But all that love and long to see
Th' appearance of his Son.

3. Jesus, the Lord, shall guard me safe
From ev'ry ill design;
And to his heav'nly kingdom take
This feeble soul of mine.

4. God is my everlasting aid,.

And hell shall rage in vain; To him be highest glory paid, And endless praise. Amen.

Hymn 435. c. M.

Heaven invisible and holy. 1 Cor. ii. 9, 10.
Rev. xxi. 27.

1.NOR eye hath seen, nor ear hath heard,

sense nor reason known, What joys the Father has prepar'd For those that love the Son.

2. But the good Spirit of the Lord Reveals a heav'n to come:

The beams of glory in his word
Allure and guide us home.

3. Pure are the joys above the sky,
And all the region peace;
No wanton lips, nor envious eye,
Can see or taste the bliss.

4. Those holy gates for ever bar
Pollution, sin, and shame;
None shall obtain admittance there,
But followers of the Lamb.

5. He keeps the Father's book of life,
There all their names are found;
The hypocrite in vain shall strive
To tread the heav'nly ground.


Hymn 436. c. M.


N Jordan's rugged banks I stand,
And cast a wishful eye
To Canaan's fair and happy land,
Where my possessions lie.

2. O the transporting, rapturous scene,
That rises to my sight!

Sweet fields array'd in living green,
And rivers of delight!

3. There gen'rous fruit that never fails,
On trees immortal grow:

There rocks and hills, and brooks and vales,
With milk and honey flow.

4. O'er all those wide extended plains Shines one eternal day:

There God, the sun, for ever reigns,

And scatters night away.

5. No chilling winds,, nor poisonous breath,
Can reach that healthful shore:
Sickness and sorrow, pain and death
Are felt and fear'd no more.


Hymn 437. c. M.



HAT sacred raptures fire my breast,
And snatch me to the skies,


Whilst the low earth stretch'd out immense A spacious prospect lies!

2. Bright gilded palaces in view
Their shining turrets rear,
And rivers in rich smiling vales,
With seats of bliss appear.

3. Lo! the wide shrinking orbs no more
Their florid beauty show,

But wrapt in clouds their fading scene
A groupe of figures grow.

4. What sparkling orbs, thro' the great void, Fill all the ambient skies?

Whilst happy vales and amber streams,
Transport the ravish'd eyes.


1. HAIL glorious GOD! thy boundless pow'r
Acts thro' all nature's sphere!
Wher'er I look creation round,
I see thy goodness there.

2. What rapid car thus whirls my soul Beyond the azure skies?

A burst of glory drowns my sight,
And scenes ecstatic rise.

In bright effulgence, here, thy beams
In all their splendour blaze,

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