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PUBLIC WORSHIP AND THE LORD’S DAY.
T. 22. Revive our hope, our faith increase,
LORD Christ, reveal thy holy face, To taste the sweetness of thy grace:
And send the Spirit of thy grace, To fill our hearts with fervent zeal, To learn thy truth, and do thy will.
3. Till we with angels join to sing Eternal praise to thee, our King
2. Lord, lead us in thy holy ways, Till we behold thy face most bright, And teach our lips to tell thy praise: |In joy and everlasting light.
WELCOME, sweet day of rest,
To everlasting bliss. watts. 621. T. 14. THIS is the day the Lord hath
made, Let young and old rejoice; To him be vows and homage paid, Whose service is our choice. 2. This is the temple of the Lord: How sacred is this place : With meekness let us hear his word, With reverence seek his face. 8. This is the homage he requires, The voice of praise and prayer,
NOT to the mount that burn’d with fire, To darkness, tempest, and the sound Of trumpet, waxing higher and higher, (ground, Nor voice of words that rent the While Israel heard, with trembling awe, Jehovah thunder forth his law:— 2. But to Mount Zion we are come, The city of the living God, Jerusalem, our heavenly home, The courts by angel-legions trod, Where meet in everlasting love, The Church of the first-born above: 3. To God, the judge of quick and The perfect spirits of the just, (dead, Jesus, our great new-covenant Head, The blood of sprinkling,-from the dust, That better things than Abel's cries, And pleads a Saviour's sacrifice. 4. O hearken to the healing voice, That speaks from heaven in tones so mild ! To-day are life and death our choice; To-day, through mercy reconcil'd, Our all to God we yet may give:
Now let us hear his voice and live. J. Montgomery.
626. T. 22.
COMMAND thy blessing from above, O God, on all assembled here: Behold us with a Father's love, While we look up with filial fear. 2. Command thy blessing, Jesus, May we thy true disciples be, (Lord, Speak to each heart thy mighty word : Say to the weakest, “Follow me.”
3. Command thy blessing in this hour, Spirit of truth, and fill the place With wounding and with healing power, (grace. With quickening and confirming 4. O thou, our Maker, Saviour, Guide, One true eternal God confess'd, Whom thou hast join'd, may none divide, (hast bless'd, None dare to curse whom thou
5.With thee and these forever found, May all the souls who here unite, With harps and songs thy throne surround,
Rest in thy love, and reign in light. J. Montgomery.
* 627. . 22. LORD of the Sabbath, hear us pray, In this thy house, on this thy day; Accept as grateful sacrifice, (rise, The songs which from thy temple
2. Now met to pray, and bless thy name, (same, Whose mercies flow each day the Whose kind compassions never cease, We seek instruction, pardon, peace.
3. Thine earthly Sabbaths, Lord, we love; But there’s a nobler rest above; O that we might that rest attain, From sin, from sorrow, & from pain! :
4. In thy blest kingdom we shall be From every mortal trouble free: No sighs shall mingle with the songs Resounding from immortal tongues.
5. O long-expected day, begin! Dawn on this world of woe and sin: