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III 4 There shall I wear a starry crown,
And triumph in alınighty grace;
Join in my glorious Leader's praise.
St. Thomas. Pentonvillo.
Watchfulness and Prayer inculcated.
Ten thousand foes arise;
To draw thee from the skies.
The battle ne'er give o'er;
And help divine implore.
Nor lay thine armor down:
Till thou obtain thy crown.
Shall bring thee to thy God;
Stamford. Stephens 382
Christian Courage and Self-denial.
A follower of the Lamb ?--
Or blush to speak his name?
Must I not stem the flood ?
To help me on to God?
Increase my courage, Lord !
Supported by thy word.
Shall conquer, though they're slain :
And soon with Christ shall reign.
And all thy armies shine
In robes of victory through the skies,
Grafton. Bether. 383
Succor implored in spiritual Conflicts.
What snares beset my way!
And hourly watch and pray.
And melt in flowing tears!
How strong my foes and fears!
My feeble efforts aid;
Though trembling and afraid.
When foes and fears preyail;
Or soon my strength will fail.
Or lure my feet aside,
My guardian and my guide.
And bid the tempter flee;
Patmos. Judea. 384
The heavenly Mansion.
Eternal, and on high;
Till God shall bid it fly.
Must be dissolved, and fall;
Thy heavenly Father's call.
That forms thee fit for heaven;
Has his own Spirit given.
4 We walk by faith of joys to come;
Faith lives upon his word;
We're absent from the Lord.
But we had rather see;
Arlington. Judea. 385
Hope of Heaven by Christ.
The Father of our Lord;
His majesty adored.
And called him to the sky,
That they should never die.
Command our flesh to dust?
So all his followers must.
He taught our hearts to rise;
Unfading, in the skies.
Till his salvation come;
Till Christ shall call us home. 386
L. M. 61.
Dresden. Eaton. 1 AND art thou, gracious Master, gone
A mansion to prepare for me?
And there forever sit with thee?
I'll triumph in thy glorious name.
When thou my worthless name wilt own!
And know as I myself am known!
Alfreton. Duke Street
387 The Sight of God and Christ the Joy of Heaven.
Of our almighty Father's throne!
Clothed with a body like our own.
And thrones and powers before him fall; The God shines gracious through the man,
And sheds bright glories on them all!
While to their golden harps they sing,
The glorious triumphs of their King !
That I shall mount to dwell above,
And view thy face—and sing thy love? 388
Ralston. Appleton. 1 UP to the fields where angels lie,
And living waters gently roll,
But sin hangs heavy on my soul.
The glories of th' eternal skies !
How empty all its fleeting joys!
Let me but view thy lovely face,
Utica. Pentonvulo. 389
Heavenly Joy on Earth.
And let our joys be known;
And thus surround the throne.
Who never knew our God;
May speak their joys abroad.
A thousand sacred sweets
Before we reach the heavenly fields,
Or walk the golden streets. f 4 Then let our songs abound,
And every tear be dry;
To fairer worlds on high. 390
Pleyel's Hymn. Pilton. 1 CHILDREN of the heavenly King
As ye journey, sweetly sing ;
Glorious in his works and ways.
In the way the fathers trod;
Soon their happiness shall see.
You on Jesus' throne shall rest:
There your kingdom and reward.
Gladly leaving all below;
C. M. Christmas. Litchfield 391
This Life a Pilgrimage.
That yields us no supply,
But we march upward still ;
And reach at Zion's hill.
Our weary souls shall sit-
The labors of our feet.
Whose hand conducts us through ;
And endless praise renew.