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These through fiery trials trod;
These from great affliction came;
Sealed with His Almighty Name,
Victor-palms in every hand,
More than conquerors they stand. 3 Hunger, thirst, disease unknown,
On immortal fruits they feed ;
Shall to living fountains lead :
Perfect love dispels all fear;
Their Lord and ours the same;
We bless hy holy Name.
As with them to partake
HYMNS FOR VARIOUS TIMES
[Advent. 1 CHRIST, whose glory fills the skies ;
Christ, the true, the only Light;
Triumph o’er the shades of night!
Dark and cheerless is the morn
Unaccompanied by Thee;
Till Thy mercy's beams I see;
3 Visit then this soul of mine,
Pierce the gloom of sin and grief ;
Scatter all my unbelief;
[Christmas & Epiphanz. DAY-SPRING of eternity !
Hide no more Thy radiant dawning !
Shine on us afresh this morning!
All our night.
Let Thy mercies' morning dew
Rouse our conscience from its blindness;
With the rivers of Thy kindness;
From the Rock.
3 Let the glow of love destroy
Cold obedience faintly given,
With the flushing eastern heaven;
Life hath set.
4 Brightest Star of eastern skies !
Grant that at Thy last appearing
Joyfully Thy summons hearing,
As the sun.
5 Through this dark and tearful place
Never be Thy light denied us ;
To yon world of gladness guide us,
We ascend! Amen.
[Septuagesima & Lent.
Would keep our inmost conscience pure,
3 So we, when this new day is done,
And night in turn is stealing on,
4 O Father! that we ask be done,
Through Jesus Christ, Thine only Son;
Welcomes the new-born day;
Shed in our souls Thy ray.
Give tears to purify,
As victims unto Thee. 3 That fountain, whence our sins have flowed,
Shall soon in tears distil,
Subdue the stubborn will.
All things to joy awake;
In nature's joy partake. 5 Eternal Trinity ! to Thee
Let earth's vast fabric bend ;
E. Caswall. (tr.)
With new-born blessings crowned :
In courts of holy ground !