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To MIDI File Litany No. 2  

(D.S.M.)

This tune and Litany No. 1 by Sullivan is included in the 1875
edition of “Church Hymns with Tunes”, replacing tunes to the same words by
C. C. Schofield and F. Clay given in the first edition.

OF THE FOUR LAST THINGS.

1 Jesu, Life of | those who die
Advocate with | God on High,
Hope of Im-|-mortality:
  2 Thou, whose death to | mortals gave
Power to triumph | o’er the grave;
Living now from | death to save:
    Hear us, Holy Jesu.       Hear us, Holy Jesu.
         
3 Thou, before whose | great white throne,
All transgression | must be shown;
Pleading now for | us Thine own:
  4 Thou, whose death was | born that we,
From the power of | Satan free,
Might not die e-|-ternally:
    Hear us, Holy Jesu.       Hear us, Holy Jesu.

5 Thou, who dost a | place prepare,
That in heavenly | mansions fair
Sinners may Thy | glories share:
    Hear us, Holy Jesu.

Death

1 Jesu, Life of | those who die
Advocate with | God on High,
Hope of Im-|-mortality:
  2 Thou, whose death to | mortals gave
Power to triumph | o’er the grave;
Living now from | death to save:
    Hear us, Holy Jesu.       Hear us, Holy Jesu.
         
3 Thou, before whose | great white throne,
All transgression | must be shown;
Pleading now for | us Thine own:
  4 Thou, whose death was | born that we,
From the power of | Satan free,
Might not die e-|-ternally:
    Hear us, Holy Jesu.       Hear us, Holy Jesu.

10 In the gloom Thy | light provide,
Safely through the | valley guide;
Thee we trust, for | Thou hast died!
    Hear us, Holy Jesu.

Judgement

11 When Thy summons | we obey,
On the dreadful | Judgement Day
Let not fear our | soul dismay
  12 While the lost in | terror fly,
May we see with | joyful eye
Our Redemption | drawing nigh:
    Hear us, Holy Jesu.       Hear us, Holy Jesu.
         
13 May we see Thee | on Thy throne,
As the Saviour | we have known
And have followed | as our own:
  14 May we, then, a-|-mong the blest,
Who Thy Name on | earth confessed
Hear Thee calling | us to rest:
    Hear us, Holy Jesu.       Hear us, Holy Jesu.

Hell

15 From the awful | place of doom,
Where the rayless | outer gloom,
Dead souls lie as | in a tomb:
  16 From the black, the | dull despair
Ruined men and | angels share;
From the dread com-|-panions there:
    Save us, Holy Jesu.       Save us, Holy Jesu.
         
17 From the unknown | agonies
Of the soul that | helpless lies,
From the worm that | never dies:
  18 From the lusts that never tame
From the fierce mysterious flame,
From the everlasting shame:
    Save us, Holy Jesu.       Save us, Holy Jesu.

Heaven

19 Where Thy saints in | glory reign,
Free from sorrow, | free from pain,
Pure from every | guilty stain:
  20 Where the captives | find release,
Where all foes from | troubling cease,
Where the weary | rest in peace:
    Bring us, Holy Jesu.       Bring us, Holy Jesu.
         
21 Where the pleasures | never cloy,
Where in Angel’s | holy joy
God-like men their | powers employ:
  22 Where in wondrous | light are shown
All Thy dealings | with Thine own,
Who shall know as | they are known:
    Bring us, Holy Jesu.       Bring us, Holy Jesu.

23 Where, with loved ones | gone before,
We may love Thee, | and adore
In Thy presence | evermore:
    Bring us, Holy Jesu. Amen

Thomas Benson Pollock, 1836 - 96..

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