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This day the Saviour left the grave,
3 This day the Holy Spirit came
With fiery tongues of cloven flame :
4. O day of light, and life, and grace,
From earthly toils sweet resting-place!
A day to all believers dear;
Ye people all,
Obey the call,
Obedient to Thy summons, Lord,
We to Thy sanctuary come ;
Of Thee our King,
Oh! may we sing,
3 Oh! hasten, Lord, the day when those,
Who know Thee here, shall see Thy face ;
Then shall they rest
He calls the hours His own ;
And praise surround the throne.
2 To-day He rose and left the dead,
And Satan's empire fell ;
And all His wonders tell.
3 Hosanna to the anointed King,
To David's holy Son ;
Salvation from the throne.
4 Blest be the Lord, Who comes to men
With messages of grace-
To save our sinful race.
5 Hosanna in the highest strains
The Church on earth can raise !
With holy fervour sing ;
To praise our heavenly King.
This is His holy house,
And this His festal day,
That we sincerely pay.
The Sabbath to our sires
In mercy first was given ;
To speed her on to heaven.
We still, like them of old,
Are in the wilderness;
To pity and to bless.
5 Then let us open wide
Our hearts for Him to fill ;
H. F. Lyte.
(Advent. 1 O King of Salem, Prince of Peace,
Bid strife among Thy subjects cease!
One with each other, one in Thee.
Who minister in holy things;
Clothe them with zeal and righteousness. 4 Let many in the judgment day,
Turned from the error of their way,
P. Doddridge. 282.
[Lent. O LORD, we come before Thee now
With earnest faith and prayer,
Wouldst send more labourers there.
2 Endue the bishops of Thy flock
With wisdom and with grace
To set the heart and face.
3 To all Thy priests Thy truth reveal,
And make Thy precepts clear,
And humble and sincere.
4 Give to their flocks a lowly mind
To hear and to obey :
7. M. Neale. *
Hence sprang the Apostles' honoured name,
3 From Christ their varied gifts derive,
And, fed by Christ, their graces live;