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ISAIAH xxv. 9. Lo, this is our God; we have waited for Him, and He will save us : This is the LORD; we have waited for Him, we will be glad and rejoice in His salvation.
PSALM lxxxv. 9. For His salvation is nigh them that fear Him : that glory may dwell in our land.
10. Mercy and truth are met together : righteousness and peace have kissed each other.
II. Truth shall flourish out of the earth : and righteousness hath looked down from heaven. ISAIAH xxv.
9. This is the LORD ; we have waited for Him, we will be glad and rejoice in His salvation.
St. Luke i. 68. Blessed be the LORD God of Israel : for He hath visited and redeemed His people. Amen.
I hope for heaven thereby,
Are lost eternally.
Upon the Cross embrace;
And manifold disgrace,
And sweat of agony ;
Who was Thine enemy.
Should I not love Thee well ?
Nor of escaping hell;
Not seeking a reward ;
O ever-loving LORD.
And in Thy praise will sing ;
G. J. Bennett.
1900 On the morn of Easter day, From the tomb wherein He lay,
Christ our Hope rose gloriously; Trampling down th'infernal king, Hell and Satan vanquishing,
He return'd victoriously.
Was the herald whom He chose :
Bearing joy to end their woes.
Jesu more than all the rest;
Pardon for her troubled breast.
Marys twain, with news of gladness,
One the gate, whereby salvation
G. J. BenneTT.
A few more seasons come;
Asleep within the tomb:
My soul for that great day;
And take my sins away.
On this wild rocky shore;
And surges swell no more :
My soul for that calm day;
A few more partings o'er,
And we shall weep no more :
My soul for that bright day;
And take my sins away.
And He shall come again,
That we with Him may reign :
My soul for that glad day;
1902 Psalm xcvi. 7. Ascribe unto the LORD, O ye kindreds of the people ; ascribe unto the LORD worship and power.
8. Ascribe unto the LORD the honour due unto His Name : bring presents, and come into His courts.
9. O worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness ; let the whole earth stand in awe of Him.
St. Luke xii. 37. Blessed are they whom the LORD when He cometh shall find watching. They shall go into Life Eternal, they shall be His people.
Revelation xxi. 3. And God Himself shall be with them, and shall be their GOD.
(From “ Blessed are they who watch," No. 1.)
$ 2. 1 THESSALONIANS iv. 13. Sorrow not for those that sleep, even as others which have no hope.
14. If we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so them also which sleep in Jesus will God bring with Him.
St. John V. 25. Behold the hour cometh when the dead shall hear the voice of the Son of God, and they that hear shall live.
1 ThessALONIANS iv. 16. For the LORD Himself shall descend from Heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and the trump of God.
ISAIAH xxvi. 19. Awake and sing, ye that sleep in the dust. Thy dead men shall live, together with my dead body shall they arise; and the earth shall cast out the dead.
(From "Blessed are they who watch," Nos. 2, 3.)
$ 3. 1 St. John ii. 17. The world passeth away, and the lust thereof; but he that doeth the will of the LORD abideth for ever.
REVELATION xxi. 6. I will give unto him that is athirst of the fountain of the water of life freely.
7. He that overcometh shall inherit all things; I will be his God, and he shall be My son.
(From "Blessed are they who watch," Nos. 4, 5.)
$ 4. Revelation xii. 10. Now is come salvation and strength, and the kingdom of our God, and the power of His Christ.
ISAIAH xxv. 9. Lo! This is our GOD, we have waited for Him, He will save us. (From "Blessed are they who watch," No. 6.)
BLAIR. 1904 Psalm lxxi. 14. I will go forth in the strength of the LORD GOD: and will make mention of Thy righteousness only.
7. O let my mouth be filled with Thy praise: that I may sing of Thy glory and honour all the day long.
From everlasting was the Word ;
And must divinely be adored. Job xxxviii. 7. The morning stars sang together, and all the sons of God shouted for joy.
St. John i. 14. And we beheld His glory, as of the only begotten of the Father, full of grace and truth.
This is He Whom seers in old time
Chanted of with one accord ;
Promised in their faithful word ;
Evermore and evermore.
And, O Holy Ghost, to Thee,
And unwearied praises be,