The Masonic Vocal Manual

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Masonic Publishing Company, 1873 - Freemasonry - 48 pages
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Page 38 - BLEST be the tie that binds Our hearts in Christian love ; The fellowship of kindred minds Is like to that above. 2 Before our Father's throne We pour our ardent prayers ; Our fears, our hopes, our aims are one, Our comforts and our cares.
Page 24 - How swift the heavenly course they run, Whose hearts, whose 'faith, whose hopes are one ! 2. To each the soul of each how dear ! What jealous love, what holy fear ! How doth the generous flame within Refine from earth, and cleanse from sin ! 3. Their streaming eyes together flow For human guilt and mortal woe ; Their ardent prayers together rise, Like mingling flames in sacrifice.
Page 47 - UNVEIL thy bosom, faithful tomb ; Take this new treasure to thy trust, And give these sacred relics room To slumber in the silent dust. 2 Nor pain, nor grief, nor anxious fear Invade thy bounds ; no mortal woes Can reach the peaceful sleeper here, While angels watch the soft repose. 3 So Jesus slept ; God's dying Son...
Page 10 - CHRISTIANS ! brethren ! ere we part, Join every voice and every heart ; One solemn hymn to God we raise, One final song of grateful praise. Christians, we here may meet no more, But there is yet a happier shore ; And there, released from toil and pain, Brethren, we shall meet again.
Page 38 - When we asunder part, It gives us inward pain ; But we shall still be joined in heart, And hope to meet again. 5 This glorious hope revives Our courage by the way, While each in expectation lives, And longs to see the day. 6 From sorrow, toil, and pain, And sin we shall be free ; And perfect love and friendship reign Through all eternity.
Page 47 - Passed through the grave, and blest the bed. Rest here, blest saint, till from his throne The morning break, and pierce the shade. ' Break from his throne, illustrious morn ! Attend, O earth ! his sovereign word ; Restore thy trust — a glorious form Shall then arise to meet the Lord.
Page 13 - The summer rays with vigour shine, To raise the corn and cheer the vine. 4 Thy hand in autumn richly pours Through all our coasts redundant stores ; And winters, softened by thy care, No more the face of horror wear. 5 Seasons, and months, and weeks, and days, Demand successive songs of praise ; And be the grateful homage paid, With morning light and evening shade.
Page 13 - Well may thy praise our lips employ, While in thy temple we appear, . To hail thee, Sovereign of the year. 2 Wide as the wheels of nature roll, Thy hand supports and guides the whole The sun is taught by thee to rise, And darkness when to veil the skies. 3 The...
Page 13 - ETERNAL Source of every joy ! Well may thy praise our lips employ, While in thy temple we appear, Whose goodness crowns the circling year.
Page 24 - In every joy that crowns my days, In every pain I bear, My heart shall find delight in praise, Or seek relief in prayer. 5 When gladness wings my favored hour, Thy love my thoughts shall fill ; Resigned, when storms of sorrow lower, My soul shall meet thy will. 6 My lifted eye, without a tear, The gathering storm shall see ; My steadfast heart shall know no fear ; That heart will rest on thee.

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