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1541 REVELATION vi. 9. I saw under the altar the souls of them that were slain for the word of God.

10. And they cried with a loud voice, How long, O LORD, holy and true, dost Thou not judge and avenge our blood on them that dwell on the earth ?

II. And white robes were given unto every one of them ; and it was said unto them, that they should rest yet for a little season, until their fellow-servants also and their brethren should be fulfilled.

From the Burial Service. Almighty GOD, with whom the souls of the faithful are in joy and felicity, we give Thee hearty thanks, for that it hath pleased Thee to deliver these our brethren out of the miseries of this sinful world, beseeching Thee that it would please Thee shortly to accomplish the number of Thine elect, and to hasten Thy Kingdom ; that we, with all those that are departed in the true faith of Thy holy Name, may have our perfect consummation and bliss, in Thy eternal and everlasting glory.

Mee. 1542 St. MATTHEW xxv. 5. Moram faciente sponso, dormitaverunt omnes et dormierunt.

6. Mediâ nocte clamor factus est, Ecce sponsus venit, exite obviam ei,

From the Litany. In horâ mortis et in die judicii, Libera nos, Domine. Amen.

(For English Version see No. 1805.) MEE.

1543 Colossians iii. 1. If ye then be risen with Christ, seek those things which are above, where CHRIST sitteth on the right hand of God.

2. Set your affection on things above, not on things on the earth.

3. For ye are dead, and your life is hid with Christ in God.

4. When CHRIST, Who is our life shall appear, then shal

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appear with Him in glory.

1. If ye then be risen with CHRIST, seek those things which are above, where CHRIST sitteth on the right hand of God. Hallelujah. Amen.

STANFORD. 1544 NAYLOR, vv. I-4.

1545 Psalm cxii. 6. In memoriâ æternâ erit justus; ab auditione malâ non timebit.

cxlviii. 7,11. Laudate Dominum de terrâ, reges terræ, et omnes populi, principes, et omnes judices terræ.

STANFORD.

1546 Psalm cii. 15, 16. The heathen shall fear Thy Name, O LORD : and all the kings of the earth shall fear Thy Majesty ; when the LORD shall build up Sion, and when His glory shall appear.

BARUCH iv. 36. O Jerusalem, look about thee toward the east, and behold the joy that cometh unto thee from God.

37. Lo, thy sons come, whom thou sentest away, they come gathered together from the east to the west by the word of the Holy One, rejoicing in the glory of God.

Psalm cii. 15, 16. The heathen shall fear Thy Name, O LORD: and all the kings of the earth shall fear Thy Majesty; when the LORD shall build up Sion, and when His glory shall appear.

(From "The Three Holy Children," No. 6.) STANFORD.

1547 ISAIAH xliii. 10. Ye are My witnesses and My servants whom I have chosen: that ye may know and believe Me, and understand that I am He. Before Me was no Go formed, neither shall be after Me.

11. I, even I, am the LORD; and beside Me there is no Saviour.

10, 11. That ye may know and believe Me, and understand that I am He. I, even I, am the LORD.

(From "The Three Holy Children," No. 13.) STANFORD.

1548 Song of the Three Children. 29. Blessed art Thou, O LORD God of our fathers: and to be praised and exalted above all for ever.

30. And blessed is Thy glorious and holy Name: and to be praised and exalted above all for eve

31. Blessed art Thou in the temple of Thy holy glory: and to be praised and exalted above all for ever.

35. O all ye works of the LORD, bless ye the LORD: praise and exalt Him above all for ever.

36. O ye heavens, bless ye the LORD: praise and exalt Him above all for ever.

37. O ye angels of the LORD, bless ye the LORD: praise and exalt Him above all for ever.

38. O ye waters above the heaven, bless ye the LORD: praise and exalt Him above all for ever.

39. O all ye powers of the LORD, bless ye the LORD : praise and exalt Him above all for ever.

40. O ye sun and moon, bless ye the LORD: praise and exalt Him above all for ever.

41. Ye stars of heaven, bless ye the LORD: praise and exalt Him above all for ever.

42. Ye showers and dew, bless ye the LORD: praise and exalt Him above all for ever.

43. O ye winds of God, bless ye the LORD: praise and exalt Him above all for ever.

PSALM cxlviii. 7. Praise the Lord upon earth: ye dragons, and all deeps;

8. Fire and hail, snow and vapours: wind and storm, fulfilling His word;

9. O ye mountains and all hills, fruitful trees and all cedars.

Song of the Three Children. 58. O ye fowls of the air, bless ye the LORD;

59. O ye beasts and cattle, bless ye the LORD;

60, 62. O ye children of men, O ye priests of the LORD, praise Him and exalt Him for ever.

68. All that worship the LORD, bless ye the LORD. Ye that worship the LORD, O praise the LORD.

Psalm cxlviii. 12. For His Name only is excellent, and His praise above heaven and earth. Hallelujah. (From The Three Holy Children,” Nos. 16, 17.) STANFORD. 1549

RESURRECTION HYMN.
Rise again, yes, rise again wilt thou,
My dust, though buried now!

To life immortal
Is this brief rest the portal :

Hallelujah!

For the seed is sown again to bloom
Whene'er the LORD shall come,

His harvest reaping
In us who now are sleeping:

Hallelujah!

Day of praise, of joyful tears the day,
Thou of my God the day,

When shall I number
My destined years of slumber,

Thou wakenest me!

Then shall we be like to those that dream,
When on us breaks the beam

Of that blest morrow;
The weary pilgrim's sorrow

Is then no more.

Then into the Holiest Place leads me
My Saviour, there to rest

With Him for ever.
Praise His Name Who doth deliver !
Hallelujah! Amen!

STANFORD.

1550
*1. Awake, my heart, upraising

Our Maker's pow'r amazing,
Who all good gifts bestoweth,
From Whom all comfort floweth !

2. With godlike grace and holy

Thou clothest me, the lowly ;
“Sleep," say'st Thou, "free from sorrow,
Thy sun shall rise to-morrow.

3. Yea, truly hast Thou spoken,

On me the day hath broken !
Thou, LORD, alone dost make me
Once more to life betake me.

4. O hear my grateful pray'r,

Who know'st my inmost care ;
And may a glad fruition

Answer my heart's petition ! 5. Thy gracious work be ending,

To me, kind Father, sending
An angel to be near me
In loving arms to bear me.

16. All glory, praise, and merit,

To Father, Son, and Spirit,
Whose might all else excelleth
That in the wide world dwelleth.

7. Would'st Thou but rule for ever

Each falt'ring, weak endeavour,
Through paths of peace direct me

And evermore protect me!
8. Thy boundless grace be given

To guide my steps to heaven,
Thy word, a feast unending,

My weary way attending.
9. All glory, thanks, and merit,

To Father, Son, and Spirit,
Whose might all else excelleth
That in the wide world dwelleth.

STANFORD. * Sometimes sung as a separate Anthem. + This verse is sung at the same time as w. 3-5.

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