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AMONGST His twelve Apostles

Christ spake the words of life,
And shewed a realm of beauty

Beyond a world of strife:
Upon the mount of Tabor

The promise was made good,
When, baring all the Godhead,

In light itself He stood.


In days of old on Sinai

The Lord of Sabaoth came
In majesty of terror,

In thunder-cloud and flame :
On Tabor, with the glory

Of sunniest light for vest,
The excellence of beauty

In Jesus was express’d.

3 O holy wondrous vision !

But what, when this life past,
The beauty of Mount Tabor

Shall end in heaven at last ?
But what, when all the glory

Of uncreated Light
Shall be the promised guerdon
Of them that win the fight ?

St. Cosmas. 7. M. Neale. (tr.)

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O LORD, upon Thy heritage,

Send down a gracious rain ;
And if it faint, with dews refresh

The thirsty land again.

2 There dwells Thy chosen flock, for whom

Thou hast prepared a place,
Which for the poor Thou didst provide

Of Thine especial grace.

3 God gave the word, His voice was heard

By nations far abroad;
For mighty were the men that preached

The gospel of our God.

4 Kings heard and quaked, then rose the Church

Fresh from her martyrs' fires ;
Her nursing mothers queens became,

And kings her nursing sires.

5 Therefore, ye islands of the sea !

Give thanks with one accord ;
And thou, in all thy temple gates,

O Israel ! praise the Lord !

6 Praise to the Father, to the Son,

And Holy Ghost on high ;
As was of old, is now, shall be,

Through all eternity. Amen.


i GLORIOUS things of thee are spoken,

Zion, city of our God;
He whose word cannot be broken,

Formed thee for His own abode :
On the Rock of Ages founded,

What can shake thy sure repose ?
With salvation's walls surrounded,

Thou may'st smile at all thy foes.


See the streams of living waters,

Springing from eternal love,
Well supply thy sons and daughters,

And all fear of want remove:
Who can faint, while such a river

Ever flows their thirst tassuage?
Grace, which like the Lord the giver,

Never fails from age to age.

3 Saviour, if in Zion's city

Thou record my worthless name,
Let the world deride or pity,

I will glory in the shame :
Fading is the sinner's pleasure,

All his boasted pomp and show;
Solid joy and lasting treasure,
None but Zion's children know.

7. Newton, *

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Psalm LXXII.
JESUS shall reign where'er the sun
Does his successive journeys run ;
His kingdom stretch from shore to shore,
Till moons shall wax and wane no more.

2 For Him shall endless prayer be made,

And princes throng to crown His Head ;
His Name, like sweet perfume, shall rise
With every morning sacrifice ;

3 People and realms of every tongue

Dwell on His love with sweetest song,
And infant voices shall proclaim
Their early blessings on His Name.

4 Blessings abound where'er He reigns;

The prisoner leaps to lose his chains;
The weary find eternal rest,
And all the sons of want are blest.

5 Where He displays His healing power,

Death and the curse are known no more ;
In Him the tribes of Adam boast
More blessings than their father lost.

6 Let every creature rise, and bring

Peculiar honours to our King;
Angels descend with songs again,
And earth repeat the long Amen! Amen.

1. Watts.


FATHER of mercies, in Thy Word

What endless glory shines !
For ever be Thy name adored

For these celestial lines :


Here the Redeemer's welcome voice

Spreads heavenly peace around,
And life and everlasting joys

Attend the blissful sound.

3 O may the heavenly pages be

My ever dear delight,
And still new beauties may we see,

And still increasing light.

4. Divine Instructor, glorious Lord,

Be Thou for ever near;
Teach us to love Thy sacred Word,
And find the Saviour there. Amen.

A. Steele.


GOD, in the gospel of his Son,
Makes His eternal counsels known;
Here love in all its glory shines,
And truth is drawn in fairest lines.

2 The prisoner here may break his chains;

The weary rest from all his pains;
The captive feel his bondage cease ;
The mourner find the way of peace.

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