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1702 ST. LUKE xxiv. 5. Why seek ye the living among the dead ?

St. MATTHEW xxviii. 6. He is not here: but is risen, as He said. Come, see the place where the LORD lay.

ST. JOHN xi. 25. Jesus said, I am the resurrection and the life : He that believeth in Me, though he were dead, yet shall he live :

26. And whosoever liveth and believeth in Me shall never die.

I CORINTHIANS XV. 57. Thanks be to GOD, Who giveth us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ. Amen.

Peel.

1703 PSALM xvi. II. (Bible Version.) Thou shalt shew me the path of life, in Thy presence is the fulness of joy: and at Thy right hand there is pleasure for evermore.

lxxiii. 24. Thou shalt guide me with Thy counsel, and afterward receive me to glory.

Bowdler.

1704 PSALM cxxxvii. 1. By the waters of Babylon we sat down and wept, when we remembered thee, O Sion.

2. As for our harps, we hanged them up, upon the trees that are therein.

3. For they that led us away captive, required of us then a song and melody in our heaviness : sing us one of the songs of Sion.

4. How shall we sing the Lord's song, in a strange land?

7. Remember the children of Edom, O LORD, in the day of Jerusalem : how they said, Down with it, down with it, even to the ground.

8. O daughter of Babylon, wasted with misery, yea, happy shall he be that rewardeth thee as thou hast served us.

J. H. CLARKE.

1705 Genesis xxxii. 24. And Jacob was left alone ; and there wrestled a man with him until the breaking of the day.

26. And he said, Let me go, for the day breaketh. And he said, I will not let thee go, except Thou bless me.

Come, O Thou Traveller unknown,

Whom still I hold, but cannot see,
My company before is gone,

And I am left alone with Thee;
With Thee all night I mean to stay,

And wrestle till the break of day.

27. And He said unto him, What is thy name? And he said, Jacob.

28. And He said, thy name shall be called no more Jacob, but Israel : for as a prince hast thou power with God and with men, and hast prevailed.

In vain Thou strugglest to get free,

I never will unloose my hold;
Art Thou the Man that died for me?

The secret of Thy love unfold.
Wrestling, I will not let Thee go,

Till I Thy Name, Thy Nature know.

29. And Jacob asked Him, and said, Tell me, I pray Thee, Thy Name. And He said, Wherefore is it that thou dost ask after My Name? And He blessed him there.

'Tis Love ! 'tis Love! Thou diedst for me!

I hear Thy Whisper in my heart !
The morning breaks, the shadows flee !

Pure universal Love Thou art !
In vain I have not wept nor strove ;
Thy Nature and Thy Name is Love.

STAINER.

1706 ST. MATTHEW XX. 30. Behold, two blind men sitting by the way-side, when they heard that Jesus passed by, cried out, saying, Have mercy upon us, O LORD, Thou Son of David.

31. And the multitude rebuked them, because they should hold their peace : but they cried out the more, saying, Have mercy on us, O LORD, Thou Son of David, have mercy.

32. And Jesus stood still and called them, and said, What will ye that I shall do unto you?

33. They said, LORD, that our eyes may be opened:

34. So Jesus had compassion on them, and touched their eyes : and immediately their eyes received sight, and they followed Him.

O lift the veil, Thou God of Love,

That dims our blinded sight,
The darkness from our souls remove,

And pour on us Thy light.
Do Thou our path to Thee direct,

And guide us with Thy grace,
Till near Thy Throne, 'midst Thine elect,
We see Thee face to face. Amen.

STAINER.

1707 PROVERBS iii. 9. Honour the LORD with thy substance, and with the first-fruits of all thine increase.

10. So shall thy barns be filled with plenty, and thy presses shall burst out with new wine.

19. The LORD by wisdom hath founded the earth; by understanding He established the heavens.

20. By His knowledge the depths are broken up, and the clouds drop down the dew..

DeuteRONOMY xxxiii. 27. The eternal God is thy refuge, and underneath are the everlasting arms:

28. Israel shall dwell then alone in safety: the fountain of Jacob shall be upon a land of corn and wine; also his heaven shall drop down dew.

29. Happy art thou, O Israel, happy art thou! who is like unto thee, O people, happy art thou! saved by the LORD, the shield of thy help, the sword of thy excellency! Hallelujah!

STAINER.

1708 LAMENTATIONS i. 12. Is it nothing to you, all ye that pass by? Behold and see if there be any sorrow like unto My sorrow which is done unto Me, wherewith the LORD hath afflicted Me in the day of His fierce anger.

From the Throne of His Cross, the King of grief
Cries out to the world of unbelief :
Oh! men and women afar and nigh,
Is it nothing to you, all ye that pass by ?
I laid My eternal power aside,
I came from the Home of the Glorified,
A Babe, in a lowly cave to lie;
Is it nothing to you, all ye that pass by ?
I wept for the sorrows and pains of men,
I healed them, and helped them, and loved them—but

then
They shouted against Me-Crucify!
Is it nothing to you, all ye that pass by ?
Behold Me and see : pierced thro' and thro'
With countless sorrows-and all is for you;
For you I suffer, for you I die,
Is it nothing to you, all ye that pass by ?
Oh! men and women, your deeds of shame,
Your sins without reason and number and name;
I bear them all on the Cross on high ;
Is it nothing to you, all ye that pass by ?
Is it nothing to you that I bow My Head ?
And nothing to you that My Blood is shed ?
O perishing souls to you I cry,
Is it nothing to you, all ye that pass by ?
O come unto Me—by the woes I have borne,
By the dreadful scourge, and the crown of thorn,
By these, I implore you to hear My cry,
Is it nothing to you, all ye that pass by?
O come unto Me—this awful price,
Redemption's tremendous sacrifice-
Is paid for you-Oh! why will ye die?
Is it nothing to you, all ye that pass by?

(From The Crucifixion,” Nos. 17, 18.) STAINER.

1709 ECCLESIASTICUS iv. 31. Let not thine hand be stretched out to receive, and shut when thou should'st repay.

XXXV. 10. Give unto the Most High according as He hath enriched thee.

iv. 4. Reject not the supplication of the afflicted, neither turn thy face from a poor man.

vii. 35. Be not slow to visit the sick, for that shall make thee to be beloved.

LORD, shower upon us from above
The sacred gift of mutual love;
Each other's wants may we supply,

And reign together in the sky. xviii. 25. When thou hast enough, remember the time of hunger; and when thou art rich, think upon poverty and need.

Stainer.
1710
Lo! summer comes again,

And after springtide rain,
The quickening sunbeams flood the world with light:

See, high in night's clear skies,

The joy of longing eyes,
The moon of harvest shines serenely bright.

O LORD of Heaven and earth,

Who givest joy and mirth,
Open our lips to show Thy wondrous praise :

Our hearts are dull and cold,

We leave Thy love untold,
O give us strength our anthems glad to raise.

Each month we sow or reap,

Each hour we toil or sleep,
Thou givest life and joy, and Thou alone:

O grant to each and all,

When death's dark shadows fall,
To stand true workers round our Master's Throne.

So life's long task-work o'er,

Set free for evermore,
We shall sit down at Thy great Harvest Feast;

Reaper and sower met,

The burning heat forget,
And taste God's love, the greatest as the least.

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