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HYMN 123. C.M.
Funeral Hymn - Death dreadful, or, delightful. (cont.)

  6 Prepare me, Lord, for thy right hand,
   Then come the joyful day;
Come, death, and some celestial band,
   To bear my soul away.

HYMN 124. C.M.
Funeral Hymn - Dying in the embraces of God.

  1 DEATH cannot make our souls afraid,
   If God be with us there;
We may walk thro' its darkest shade,
   And never yield to fear.
  2 I could renounce my all below,
   If my Creator bid;
And run, if I were call'd to go,
   And die as Moses did.
  3 Might I but climb to Pisgah's top,
   And view the promis'd land;
My flesh itself would long to drop,
   And pray for the command.
  4 Clasp'd in my heav'nly Father's arms,
   I would forget my breath;
And lose my life amid the charms
   Of so divine a death.

HYMN 125. C.M.
Funeral Hymn - Death and Eternity.

  1 STOOP down, my thoughts that use to rise,
   Converse a while with death;
Think how a gasping mortal lies,
   And pants away his breath.
  2 His quiv'ring lips hang feebly down,
   His pulses faint and few,
Then speechless, with a doleful groan,
   He bids the world adieu.
  3 But, O the soul that never dies!
   At once it leaves the clay!

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HYMN 125. C.M.
Funeral Hymn - Death and Eternity. (cont.)

  3 Ye thoughts pursue it where it flies,
   And trace its wondrous way.
  4 Up to the courts where angels dwell,
   It mounts triumphant there;
Or devils plunge it down to hell,
   In infinite despair.
  5 And must my body faint and die?
   And must this soul remove?
O! for some guardian angel nigh,
   To bear it safe above.
  6 Jesus, to thy dear faithful hand
   My naked soul I trust;
My flesh shall wait for thy command,
   And drop into my dust.

HYMN 126. C.M.
Funeral Hymn - Victory over Death.

  1 WHEN death appears before my sight,
   In all his dire array;
Unequal to the dreadful fight,
   My courage dies away.
  2 But see, my glorious Friend is nigh!
   My Lord, my Saviour lives:
Before him death's pale terrors fly,
   And my faint heart revives.
  3 He left his dazzling throne above,
   To meet the tyrant's dart;
And, O amazing pow'r of love!
   Receiv'd it in his heart!
  4 Now for the eye of faith divine
   To pierce beyond the grave!
To see that Friend, and call him mine,
   Whose arm is strong to save.
  5 Lord, I commit my soul to thee;
   Accept the sacred trust;


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