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He now is passing by;
And heard thy mournful cry;
Grace to save thee from thy fears ;
And wipes away thy tears.
1. RISE, my soul, and stretch thy wings;
Thy better portion trace;
Towards heaven, thy native place :
Time shall soon this earth remove; Rise, my soul, and haste away
To seats prepared above. 2. Rivers to the ocean run,
Nor stay in all their course;
Both speed them to their source:
Pants to view his glorious face,
To rest in his embrace.
Press onward to the prize;
Triumphant in the skies:
will be given,
And earth exchanged for heaven.
2. Why art thou afraid to come,
And tell him all thy case?
Nor frown thee from his face:
Wilt thou dread the Lamb of God
Has shed his precious blood?
3. Think how on the cross he hung,
Pierced with a thousand wounds!
The voice of pardon sounds !
Blood of wondrous virtue flow!
And ransom thee from woe.
4. Though his majesty be great,
His mercy is no less;
He feels for thy distress :
He delights not in thy death,
That thou mayest live by faith.
To our eternal home;
A journey to the tomb:
Blooming beauty lose its charms;
Enclosed in death's cold arms. 2. Time is winging us away
To our eternal home;
A journey to the tomb;'
Health and beauty soon above,
Secure in Jesus' love.
5. Raise thy downcast eyes, and see
What throngs his throne surround!
Have full salvation found :
While he says, “There yet is room;"
Since Jesus calls thee, come.
Let me hide myself in thee;
Save from wrath, and make me pure. 2. Should my tears forever flow,
Should my zeal no languor know,
Simply to thy cross I cling.
Ye that feel temptation's power;
Watch with him one bitter hour:
Learn of Jesus Christ to pray. 2. Follow to the judgment-ball:
View the Lord of life arraigned!
O, the pangs his soul sustained !
Learn of him to bear the cross.
There, admiring at his feet,
God's own sacrifice complete:
Learn of Jesus Christ to die. 4. Early hasten to the tomb
Where they laid his breathless clay-
Who has taken him away?
427. 1. WEARY sinner, keep thine eyes
On th'atoning Sacrifice;
Weeping soul, lament no more. 2. Cast thy guilty soul on him;
Find him mighty to redeem;
415. 1. YE, who in his courts are found
Listening to the joyful sound,
Take the peace the gospel brings. 2. Turn to Christ your longing eyes;
View this bleeding sacrifice;
Break, by Jesus' cross subdued;
Covered with a gore of blood;
Crucified th' eternal Son.
Driven the nails that fixed bim there,
Plunged into his side the spear,
While for sinful man he dies.
Still to death thy Lord pursue ?
And the shameful cross renew