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Hail in the time appointed,
His reign on earth begun!
To set the captive free;
And rule in equity.
To those who suffer wrong;
And bid the weak be strong;
Their darkness turn to light, Whose souls, condemned and dying,
Were precious in his sight. 8 He shall descend like showers
Upon the fruitful earth;
Spring in his path to birth.
Shall peace, the herald, go;
From hill to valley flow. 4 Arabia's desert-ranger
To him shall bow the knee;
His glory come to see:
With offerings of devotion,
Ships from the isles shall meet,
In tribute at his feet. 5 O’er every foe victorious,
He on his throne shall rest,
All-blessing and all-blest:
His covenant remove;
That name to us is Love.
CHRIST'S SECOND COMING. C.M. St. Ann's, Winchester Old-Canterbury. 1 The Lord will come, and not be slow;
His footsteps cannot err:
His royal harbinger.
Shall bud and blossom then;
Look down on mortal men. 3 Rise, Lord, judge thou the earth in might,
This longing earth redress;
The nations all possess.
4 The nations all whom thou hast made
Shall come, and all shall frame
And glorify thy name. 5 For great thou art, and wonders great
By thy strong hand are done: Thou in thine everlasting seat
Remainest God alone. 111.
THE LORD SHALL COME. L. M. Soldau-Advent-St. Chad--Munich. 1 The Lord shall come! the earth shall quake;
The mountains to their centre shake:
The stars withdraw their feeble light. 2 The Lord shall come! but not the same
As once in lowliness he came-
A weary man, and full of woes. 3 The Lord shall come! a glorious form,
With wreath of flame and robe of storm,
Appointed Judge of all mankind.
A pilgrim on the world's highway,
5 While sinners, in despair, shall call,
Rocks, hide us; mountains, on us fall! The saints ascending from the tomb, Shall joyful sing—The Lord is come!
8. 7. 8. 7. 112. THE LAST DAY.
8.8. 7. Luther's Hymn. 1 Great God! what do I see and hear?
The end of things created ! Behold the Judge of man appear,
On clouds of glory seated! The trumpet sounds, the graves restore The dead which they contained before:
Prepare, my soul, to meet him! 2 The dead in Christ shall first arise,
At the last trumpet's sounding, Caught up to meet him in the skies,
With joy their Lord surrounding; No gloomy fears their souls dismay; His presence sheds eternal day
On those prepared to meet him. 3 But sinners, filled with guilty fears,
Behold his wrath prevailing; For they shall rise, and find their tears And sighs are un
unavailing; The day of grace is past and gone; Trembling they stand before the throne,
All unprepared to meet him!
4 Great God, what do I see and hear?
The end of things created !
On clouds of glory seated !
8. 7. 8.7. 113. REDEMPTION DRAWING NEAR. 4. 7.
Alma-Emperor's Hymn Lewes. 1 Lo! he comes with clouds descending,
Once for favoured sinners slain!
Robed in dreadful majesty;
See in solemn pomp appear!