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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.
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.
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,
And I am left alone with Thee;
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;
The secret of Thy love unfold.
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 !
Pure universal Love Thou art !
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,
And pour on us Thy light.
And guide us with Thy grace,
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!
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
(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
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.
And after springtide rain,
See, high in night's clear skies,
The joy of longing eyes,
O LORD of Heaven and earth,
Who givest joy and mirth,
Our hearts are dull and cold,
We leave Thy love untold,
Each month we sow or reap,
Each hour we toil or sleep,
O grant to each and all,
When death's dark shadows fall,
So life's long task-work o'er,
Set free for evermore,
Reaper and sower met,
The burning heat forget,