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3 No more let sins and sorrows grow,

Nor thorns infest the ground;
He comes to make his blessings flow,

Far as the curse is found.
4 He rules the world with truth and grace,

And makes the nations prove The glories of his righteousness,

And wonders of his love.
B1. Christ's Kingdom and Majesty. (S. M.)

THE God Jehovah reigns,

Let all the nations fear;
Let sinners tremble at his throne,

And saints be humble there. 2 Jesus the Saviour reigns,

Let earth adore its Lord;
Bright cherubs his attendants stand,

Swift to fulfil his word. 3 In Zion is his throne,

His honours are divine; His church shall make his wonders known,

For there his glories shine. 4 How holy is his name !

How terrible his praise !
Justice, and truth, and judgment join,

In all his works of grace.
B2. Christ's Kingdom and Priesthood. (C. M.)
JESUS, our Lord, ascend thy throne,

And near the Father sit;
In Zion shall thy power be known,

And make thy foes submit.

2 What wonders shall thy gospel do !

Thy converts shall surpass
The num'rous drops of morning dew,

And own thy sov'reign grace.
3 God hath pronounc'd a firm decree,

Nor changes what he swore;
“ Eternal shall thy priesthood be,

“ When Aaron is no more.
4“ Melchisedek, that wond'rous priest,

“ That king of high degree;
“ That holy man who Abr’am blest,

Was but a type of thee.” 5 Jesus our Priest for ever lives,

To plead for us above;
Jesus our King for ever gives

The blessings of his love.
6 God shall exalt his glorious head,

And his high throne maintain ;
Shall strike the powers and princes dead,

Who dare oppose his reign.

383. A Vision of the Kingdom of Christ amo

Men. Rev. xxi. 1-4. (C. M.) ILO

0, what a glorious sight appears,

To our believing eyes!
The earth and sea are pass'd away,

And the old rolling skies. 2 From the third heay'n where God resides,

That holy, happy place,
The New Jerusalem comes down,

Adorn’d with shining grace.

3 Attending angels shout for joy,

And the bright armies sing,
Mortals, behold the sacred seat

Of your descending King.
4 “ The God of glory, down to men

“ Removes bis blest abode; “ Men, the dear objects of his grace,

“ And he the loving God. 5 “ His own soft hand shall wipe the tears

“ From every weeping eye, And pains, and groans,

and griefs, and fears, “ And death itself shall die.” 6 How long, dear Saviour, O how long

Shall this bright hour delay!
Fly swifter round, ye wheels of time,

And bring the welcome day.

84. The Personal Glories and Government of

Christ. (C. M.) 1 ’LL speak the honours of my King,

His form divinely fair ; None of the sons of mortal race

May with the Lord compare.
2 Sweet is thy speech, and heavenly grace

Upon thy lips is shed;
Thy God, with blessings infinite,

Hath crown'd thy sacred head.
3 Gird on thy sword, victorious Prince,

Ride with majestic sway;
Thy terrors shall strike through thy foes,
And make the world obey.

4 Thy throne, O God, for ever stands;

Thy word of grace shall prove
A peaceful sceptre in thy hands,

To rule the saints by love.
5 Justice and truth attend thee still,

But mercy is thy choice;
And God, thy God, thy soul shall fill

With most peculiar joys.

385. The Kingdom of Christ. Zech. ix. 9. (P. 1 REYour God and King adore ;

Mortals, give thanks and sing,

And triumph evermore:
Lift up your hearts, lift up your voice;

Rejoice aloud, ye saints, rejoice.
2 The Saviour, Jesus, reigns,

The God of truth and love;
When he had purg'd our stains,

He took his seat above :
Lift up your hearts, &c.

His kingdom cannot fail,
He rules o’er earth and heaven;
The keys of death and hell

Are to our Jesus given :
Lift up your hearts, &c.
4 Rejoice in glorious hope,

Jesus the judge shall come,
And take his servants up

To their eternal home :
We soon shall bear th' archangel's voice,
The trump of God shall sound, rejoice.

386. Christ's everlasting Kingdom. Rev. v. 6–10.

(P.M.) How glorious the Lamb is seen on the throne!

His labours are o'er, his conquests are won:
A kingdom is given,

To Jesus's hand,
In earth and in heaven,

For ever to stand.
Ye sinners below, then trust in the Lord ;

up to his arm, his honour, his word ;
Athirst for his favour,

His Godhead adore ;
Look up to your Saviour,

And joy evermore!

XXXV. 10.

387. For a Display of Divine Power. Isa. li. 9.

(L. M.) 1 ARM of the Lord, awake, awake,

Thine own immortal strength put on! With terror cloth’d, hell's kingdom sbake,

And cast thy foes with fury down !
2 As in the ancient days, appear!
The sacred annals speak thy fame :
Be now omnipotently near,
To endless ages still the same.
3 Thine arm, Lord, is not shortened now;

It wants not now the power to save:
Still present with thy people, thou
Bear'st them through life's disparted wave.

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