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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 comes with succour speedy

To those who suffer wrong;
To help the poor and needy,

And bid the weak be strong;
To give them songs for sighing;

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;
And joy and 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. 4 Arabia's desert-ranger

To him shall bow the knee;
The Ethiopian stranger

His glory come to see:

With offerings of devotion,

Ships from the isles shall meet,
To pour the wealth of ocean

In tribute at his feet. 5 O’er every foe victorious,

He on his throne shall rest,
From age to age more glorious,

All-blessing and all-blest:
The tide of time shall never

His covenant remove;
His name shall stand for ever;

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:
Before him righteousness shall go,

His royal harbinger.
2 Truth from the earth, like to a flower,

Shall bud and blossom then;
And justice from her heavenly bower

Look down on mortal men. 3 Rise, Lord, judge thou the earth in might,

This longing earth redress;
For thou art he who shall by right

The nations all possess.

4 The nations all whom thou hast made

Shall come, and all shall frame
To bow them low before thee, Lord,

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:
And, withering from the vault of night,

The stars withdraw their feeble light. 2 The Lord shall come! but not the same

As once in lowliness he came-
A silent Lamb before his foes,

A weary man, and full of woes. 3 The Lord shall come! a glorious form,

With wreath of flame and robe of storm,
On cherub wings, and wings of wind,

Appointed Judge of all mankind.
4 Can this be he, once wont to stray,

A pilgrim on the world's highway,
Oppressed by power, and mocked by pride,
The Nazarene—The Crucified ?

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 !
Behold the Judge of man appear,

On clouds of glory seated !
Low at his cross I wait the day,
When heaven and earth shall pass away,
And thus prepare to meet him!

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!
Thousand thousand saints attending,
Swell the triumph of his train:

Jesus shall for ever reign.
2 Every eye shall now behold him

Robed in dreadful majesty;
Those who set at nought and sold him,
Pierced and nailed him to the tree,

Deeply wailing,
Shall the true Mes
3 Now redemption, long expected,

See in solemn pomp appear!
All his saints, by man rejected,
Now shall meet him in the air!

See the day of God appear!


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