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3 But we, who now our Lord confess,
And faithful to the end endure, Shall stand in Jesus' righteousness;
Stand, as the Rock of Ages, sure. 4 We, while the stars from heaven shall fall,
And mountains are on mountains hurld, Shall stand unmoved amidst them all,
And smile to see a burning world. 5 The earth and all the works therein
Dissolve, by raging flames destroy'd; While we survey the awful scene,
And mount above the fiery void. 6 By faith we now transcend the skies,
And on that ruin'd world look down : By love above all height we rise,
And share the everlasting throne. 1116
C. M. The dissolution of all things. ESUS, to thy dear wounds we flee;
We shelter in thy side; Assured that all who trust in thee
Shall evermore abide. 2 Then let the thund'ring trumpet sound;
The latest lightnings glare ;
Dissolve as liquid air ;
. Amidst the gen’ral fire ; And shrivel as a parchment scroll,
And all in smoke expire 4 Yet still the Lord, the Saviour reigns,
When nature is destroy'd; And no created thing remains
Throughout the flaming void.
5 Sublime on his eternal throne,
He speaks the almighty word:
And paradise restored.
This ruinous earth and skies;
The new creation rise.
Thy brightest majesty;
My Lord, remember me. 1117
G The end of things created
The Judge of mankind doth appear,
On clouds of glory seated : The trumpet sounds; the graves restore The dead which they contain'd before;
Prepare, my soul, to meet him. 2 The dead in Christ shall first arise,
At the last trumpet's sounding, Caught up to meet him in the skies,
With joy their Lord surrounding : No gloomy fears their souls dismay; His presence sheds eternal day
On those prepared to meet him. 3 Great God! what do I see and hear!
The end of things created : Behold the Judge of man appear,
On clouds of glory seated: Low at his cross I view the day When heaven and earth shall pass away,
And thus prepare to meet him.
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Security of the righteous at the last day.
STAND the' omnipotent decree ;
Jehovah's will be done;
And hear her final groan.
In death the wicked and the just;
And grind us into dust :
2 Rests secure the righteous man;
At his Redeemer's beck, Sure to emerge and rise again,
And mount above the wreck : Lo! the heavenly spirit towers,
Like flames o'er nature's funeral pyre; Triumphs in immortal powers,
And claps his wings of fire.
3 Nothing hath the just to lose,
By worlds on worlds destroy'd; Far beneath his feet he views,
With smiles, the flaming void ; Sees this universe renew'd,
The grand millennial reign begun; Shouts, with all the sons of God,
Around the eternal throne.
4 Resting in this glorious hope,
To be at last restored, Yield we now our bodies up,
To earthquake, plague, or sword: List’ning for the call divine,
The latest trumpet of the seven, Soon our soul and dust shall join,
And both fly up to heaven.
CLOSE OF WORSHIP.
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Parting ;-to meet again.
That to thy Name belongs;
Subject of all our songs;
But still in spirit join'd,
Thou hast to each assign'd;
In all thy pleasant ways,
With joy the appointed race :
When all our toils are o'er,
And parting are no more :
That calls thy exiles home;
The earth receive its doom :
6 According to his word,
His oath, to sinners given,
The ruin'd earth and heaven;
That shall our souls release,
Of him in spotless peace :
The glory of thy grace ;
to thee we render back În ceaseless songs of praise. 2 Through thee we now together came,
In singleness of heart;
And in thy Name we part.
Our minds continue one;
We hand in hand go on.
; And mountains rise, and oceans roll,
To sever us in vain. 5 Present we still in spirit are,
And intimately nigh; While on the wings of faith and prayer
We to each other fly.