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These through fiery trials trod;

These from great affliction came;
Now, before the Throne of God,

Sealed with His Almighty Name,
Clad in raiment pure and white,

Victor-palms in every hand,
Through their dear Redeemer's might,

More than conquerors they stand. 3 Hunger, thirst, disease unknown,

On immortal fruits they feed ;
Them the Lamb amidst the Throne

Shall to living fountains lead :
Joy and gladness banish sighs;

Perfect love dispels all fear;
And for ever from their eyes
God shall wipe away the tear. Amen.

7. Montgomery.

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O GOD, in whom the happy dead
Yet live, united to their Head,

Their Lord and ours the same;
For all Thy saints, to memory dear,
Departed in Thy faith and fear,

We bless hy holy Name.
2 By the same grace upheld, may we
So follow those who followed Thee,

As with them to partake
The free reward of heavenly bliss :
Merciful Father, grant us this
For our Redeemer's sake. Amen.

7. Conder.

HYMNS FOR VARIOUS TIMES

AND SEASONS.

Morning

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[Advent. 1 CHRIST, whose glory fills the skies ;

Christ, the true, the only Light;
Sun of Righteousness, arise,

Triumph o’er the shades of night!
Day-Spring from on high be near!
Day-Star, in my heart appear !

2

Dark and cheerless is the morn

Unaccompanied by Thee;
Joyless is the day's return,

Till Thy mercy's beams I see;
Till they inward light impart,
Glad my eyes, and warm my heart.

3 Visit then this soul of mine,

Pierce the gloom of sin and grief ;
Fill me, Radiancy Divine,

Scatter all my unbelief;
More and more Thyself display,
Shining to the perfect day! Amen.

C. Wesley.
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[Christmas & Epiphanz. DAY-SPRING of eternity !

Hide no more Thy radiant dawning !
Light from Light's exhaustless sea

Shine on us afresh this morning!
And dispel with glorious might

All our night.

2

Let Thy mercies' morning dew

Rouse our conscience from its blindness;
Gladden life's dry plains anew

With the rivers of Thy kindness;
Water daily us Thy flock

From the Rock.

3 Let the glow of love destroy

Cold obedience faintly given,
Wake our hearts to love and joy

With the flushing eastern heaven;
Let us truly rise ere yet

Life hath set.

4 Brightest Star of eastern skies !

Grant that at Thy last appearing
These frail bodies may arise,

Joyfully Thy summons hearing,
Strong their heavenward course to run

As the sun.

5 Through this dark and tearful place

Never be Thy light denied us ;
O Thou glorious Sun of grace,

To yon world of gladness guide us,
When to joys that never end

We ascend! Amen.
Von Rosenroth. C. Winkworth. (tr.)

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[Septuagesima & Lent.
Fam lucis orto sidere.
Now that the daylight fills the sky,
We lift our hearts to God on high,
That He, in all we do or say,
Would keep us free from harm to-day :

2

Would keep our inmost conscience pure,
Our souls from folly would secure ;
From all ill sights would turn our eyes,
And close our ears from vanities.

3 So we, when this new day is done,

And night in turn is stealing on,
With conscience by the world unstained,
Shall praise His Name for victory gained.

4 O Father! that we ask be done,

Through Jesus Christ, Thine only Son;
Who with the Holy Ghost and Thee
Shall live and reign eternally. Amen.

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(Lent.
O Sol salutis intimis.
The darkness fleets, and joyful earth

Welcomes the new-born day;
Jesu, true Sun of human souls !

Shed in our souls Thy ray.
2 Thou, who dost give the accepted time,

Give tears to purify,
Give flames of love to burn our hearts,

As victims unto Thee. 3 That fountain, whence our sins have flowed,

Shall soon in tears distil,
If but Thy penitential grace

Subdue the stubborn will.
4 Lo! day returns, Thy own blest day,

All things to joy awake;
Oh may we, to Thy paths restored,

In nature's joy partake. 5 Eternal Trinity ! to Thee

Let earth's vast fabric bend ;
While evermore, from souls renewed,
New hymns of praise ascend. Amen.

E. Caswall. (tr.)

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[Easter.
Ad templa nos rursus vocat.
Now morning lifts her dewy veil,

With new-born blessings crowned :
Oh, haste we then her light to hail

In courts of holy ground !

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