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1191 Better Times Coming. THE world is very evil;

The times are waxing late: Be sober and keep vigil;

The Judge is at the gate; The Judge who comes in mercy, The Judge who comes in might, To terminate the evil,

To diadem the right.

2 Arise, arise, good Christian, Let right to wrong succeed; Let penitential sorrow

To heavenly gladness lead; To light that hath no evening,

That knows no moon nor sun, The light so new and golden,

The light that is but one.

at the gate; The Judge who comes in mer- cy, The Judge who

3 Oh, home of fadeless splendor, Of flowers that fear no thorn, Where they shall dwell as children Who here as exiles mourn! Strive, man, to win that glory;

Toil, man, to gain that light; Send hope before to grasp it,

Till hope be lost in sight.

J. M. Neale, tr.

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1192 "They Seek a Country." THERE is a land immortal,

The beautiful of lands; Beside its ancient portal

A silent sentry stands; He only can undo it,

And open wide the door; And mortals who pass through it, Are mortal nevermore.

2 Though dark and drear the passage That leadeth to the gate,

Yet grace attends the message,

To souls that watch and wait: And at the time appointed

A messenger comes down, And guides the Lord's anointed

From cross to glory's crown.

3 Their sighs are lost in singing,

They 're blesséd in their tears; Their journey heavenward winging, They leave on earth their fears: Death like an angel seemeth;

"We welcome thee," they cry; Their face with glory beameth-"T is life for them to die!

Thomas MacKellar.

PARADISE. P. M.

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O Par-a-dise, O Par-a-dise, Who doth not crave for rest? Who would not seek the happy land, Where they that loved are blest?

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J. BARNBY.

3 O Paradise, O Paradise,
I greatly long to see,

The special place my dearest Lord
In love prepares for me;

Where loyal hearts and true, etc.

4 Lord, Jesus, King of Paradise,
Oh, keep me in thy love,
And guide me to that happy land
Of perfect rest above;

Where loyal hearts and true
Stand ever in the light,
All rapture through and through,
In God's most holy sight.

sa-lem, When shall I come to thee?

Frederick W. Faber.

German Melody.

When shall my sor-rows

have an end? Thy joys when shall I see? Thy joys when shall I see?

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To thee we hasten

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Oh, land relieved from sorrow! Oh, land secure from tears! Oh, res-pite on the morrow From all the toil of years!

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1194 "Darkness Cometh Never.”

OH, land relieved from sorrow!
Oh, land secure from tears!
Oh, respite on the morrow

From all the toil of years!
To thee we hasten ever,

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ever, To thee our steps ascend, Where darkness cometh nev-er, And joy shall never end.

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2 O happy harbor of God's saints!
O sweet and pleasant soil!
In thee no sorrow can be found,
Nor grief, nor care, nor toil.

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For thee, O dear, dear Country, Mine eyes their vigils keep; For very love, be hold -ing Thy hap-py name, they weep.

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