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And there appeared an angel unto him from
heaven, strengthening him.
FATHER! that in the olive shade
When the dark hour came on,
Strengthen thy Son:
O, by the anguish of that night,
Send us down blest relief;
Hallow this grief !
And thou, that when the starry sky
Saw the dread strife begun, Didst teach adoring faith to cry,
* Thy will be done :'
Be thy meek spirit, thou, of all
That e'er have mourned the chief-
Hallow this grief.
Consider Him, lest ye be wearied.
HE knelt, the Saviour knelt and prayed,
When but his Father's eye
He proved them all,—the doubt, the strife,
The faint perplexing dread;
All gathering round his head;
It passed not, though the stormy wave
Had sunk beneath his tread;
Had yielded up its dead:
And was the Sinless thus beset
With anguish and dismay?
In the dark narrow way?
By his stripes we are healed.
A VOICE upon the midnight air,
Where Kedron's moonlit waters stray, Weeps forth in
Ah! Thou who sorrowest unto death,
We conquer in thy mortal fray;
"O God! take not this cup away.'
O Lord' of sorrow! meekly die :
Thou'lt heal or hallow all our woe; Thy name refresh the mourner's sigh ;
Thy peace revive the faint and low.
Great Chief of faithful souls ! arise:
None else can lead the martyr-band, Who teach the brave, how peril flies,
When Faith, unarmed, uplifts the hand.
O King of earth! the cross ascend :
O'er climes and ages, 'tis thy throne : Where'er thy fading eye may bend,
The desert blooms, and is thy own.
Thy parting blessing, Lord, we pray;
Make but one fold below, above : And when we go the last lone way,
O give the welcome of thy love.
He is despised and rejected of men.
DESPISED is the Man of grief,
All we, like sheep, have gone astray,
O let us cast each vice away,
Looking unto Jesus, the author and finisher of
HOW beauteous were the marks divine
Oh! who like Thee, so calm, so bright,
Oh! who like Thee, so humbly bore
the scoffs of men before ; So meek, forgiving, God-like, high, So glorious in humility.
The bending angels stooped to see
And death, that sets the prisoners free,