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In thy matchless radiance shine, We thee confess the sovereigo Lord,
heal, Who thy dying love proclaim, And to the poor thy love reveal, That with joy they may to distant O comfort, by a look from thee, places
All who are now in misery. Bear thy great and glorious name: By thy arm 0 may they be de- 3. Nearer and nearer draw us still ; fended,
(ended, light all but know thy holy will; Till their pilgrimage on earth is Subdue all pride and stubbornness, And they are with thee at rest:
O Lord, by thy prevailing grace. Lord, we pray, hear our request. 4. Preserve by thy almighty aid
Swertner. Those who have thee their refuge made;
T. 22. Grant that, in all things free from LORD Jesus, with thy presence In meekness they may praise thy bless,
J. Gambold. By land and sea, thy witnesses :
606. In every danger them defend,
T. 205. In every trial
prove their friend. JESUS, hear our fervent prayer, 2. O may thy word in Christendom Thee to obey from day to day
Own thy people, seal us thine; Be bless'd, and may thy kingdom
By thy Spirit us incline:
Us for ever bless and keep,
From thy fulness to us grant
Every grace and gift we want. 3. Preserve in constant love and peace, (crease
607.* T. 166. And through thy blessing still in- LORD Jesus, bless thy witnesses, Thy little flocks, which far and Spread over them thy arms of love, In towns and villages appear. (near Behold them in their destin'd race, 4. Thy thoughts of peace o'er us Where bold in faith's bright path fulfil,
they move: Incline our hearts to do thy will: Support them under every load, Thy gospel make more fully known, Console them when they weep 'fore May all the world thy goodness own. thee,
(stow'd, Joh. de Watteville. And help them, for the aid be
To praise thy name continually. 605. ATTEND, O Saviour,
608.* T. 159. prayer;
ABUNDANTLY our Saviour's hand All things by thy appointment are: Bestoweth gifts and grace;
This we in many a distant land | The magistrates who are ordain'd, With inward joy can trace: Support by thy almighty hand; When for his work engag'd in And, under their protection, grant
prayer, We know he our requests will hear, May live in godliness and honesty. And confidently can believe,
Gregor. A rich increase he'll give.
611. 609. T. 185. O GOD of heaven and earth, arise, BLESS, O Lord, we pray, thy con- And hear our loud united cries; gregation,
Behold us bow before thy face, Bless each choir and family; (tion, Throughout our land, and seek thy Bless the youth, the rising genera
grace. Bless the children dear to thee; 2. Our trust is not in mortal hosts, Bless thy servants, grant them grace Nor in the arms that guard our
and unction, (their function; coasts; That they may with care discharge Thine is the land, and thine the Lord on thee we humbly call,
main, Let thy blessing rest on all. And human force and skill are vain. 610.*
3. Our guilt might draw thy venOFT as the church the goodness On every shore, on every town; weighs,
But view us, Lord, with pitying eye, Which Jesus unto her displays, And lay thy lifted thunder by. And ponders on his faithful care, Which she each day doth richly 4. Forgive the follies of our times, share,
(inclin'd And cleanse our land from all its By love constrain'd, to pray she is
crimes; For the prosperity of all mankind. Reform’d and deck'd with grace
divine, 2. For all put in authority Let our united people shine. We supplicate most fervently;
XXXI. PUBLIC WORSHIP AND THE LORD'S DAY.
612.* 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, 3. Till we with angels join to To fill our hearts with fervent zeal,
sing To learn thy truth, and do thy will. 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.
4. To God the Father, God the Son,
615. And God the Spirit, Three in One, Be honour, praise, and glory giv'n WITH joy we hasten to the place, By all on earth and all in heaven.
Where we our Saviour oft have met; William, Duke of Weimar. And while we feast upon his grace,
Our burdens and our griefs forget. 613.
2. Tho' pinch'd with poverty at JESUS, where'er thy people meet, Or with affliction daily fed, (home, There they behold thy mercy-seat; It makes amenus, if we can come Where'er they seek thee, thou art To God's own house for heavenly found,
bread. And every place is hallow'd ground. 3. We thank thee for thy day, 0 2. For thou, within no walls con Lord :
(seek; Inhabitest the humble mind; (fin’d, Here we thy promis'd presence Such ever bring thee where they Open thine hand, with blessings come,
stor’d, And going, take thee to their home. And grant us manna for the week.
J. Newton. 3. Dear Shepherd of thy chosen few, Thy former mercies here renew;
616. Here to our waiting hearts proclaim The sweetness of thy saving name. JESUS is become at length 4. Here may we prove the power My salvation and my strength of prayer,
And his praises shall prolong, To strengthen faith, and sweeten While I live, my pleasant song. To teach our faint desires to rise, 2. Praise ye then his glorious name, And bring thy cross before our eyes. Publish his exalted fame ; 5. Behold, at thy commanding word, Still his worth your praise exceeds, We stretch the curtain and the cord: Excellent are all his deeds. O rend the heavens and come 3. Raise again the joyful sound, down,
(own. Let the nations spread it round: And make each rebel heart thine Zion, sing, thy Monarch see;
Cowper. God the Saviour dwells in thee. 614.
J. Newton. ETERNAL Sun of righteousness,
617. Display thy beams divine,
ZION, where God records his name, And cause the glory of thy face
In our esteem is dear; Upon our hearts to shine.
Tasting his goodness, we exclaim, 2. Light in thy light O may we see, “’T is good to sojourn here."
Thy grace and mercy prove, Reviv'd, and cheer'd, and blest by 2. We see his beauty, and admire thee,
The glories of his house ;
Into his will we here inquire,
And here we pay our vows.
3. Dear Saviour, bless us from on 2. From busy scenes we now rehigh,
(thee: Infuse thy love and fear; That we may here converse with And let our lives exemplify Ah, Lord, behold us at thy feet;
The precious truths we hear. Let this the gate of heaven be. 4. And as successively we quit
3. Chief of ten thousand, now apThis mortal, dying frame,
pear, May others here before thee meet
That we by faith may see thy face; To bless thy holy name.
O speak, that we thy voice may
hear, 618. T. 11. And let thy presence fill this place.
Kelly. SHEPHERD of thy blood-bought
620. sheep, Teach the stony heart to weep; WELCOME, sweet day of rest, Let the blind have eyes to see, That saw the Lord arise ; See themselves and look on thee. Welcome to this reviving breast, 2. Let the minds of all our youth
And these rejoicing eyes ! Feel the force of sacred truth; 2. The King himself comes near, While the gospel-call they hear, And feasts his saints to-day; May they learn to love and fear. Here we may sit, and see him here,
And love, and praise, and pray. 3. Show them what their
ways have been,
3. One day amidst the place, Show them the desert of sin;
Where my dear God hath been, Then thy dying love reveal, Is sweeter than ten thousand days This shall melt a heart of steel. Of pleasurable sin. 4. Where thou hast thy work 4. My willing soul would stay
In such a frame as this, begun,
And sit and sing herself away Give new strength the race to run;
To everlasting bliss. Watts. Scatter darkness, doubts, and fears, Wipe away the mourner's tears.
621. 5. Bless us all, both old and young; This is the day the Lord hath Call forth praise from every tongue: Let the whole assembly prove
made, Thy rich grace and dying love.
Let young and old rejoice; 'J. Newton. To him be vows and homage paid,
Whose service is our choice. 619.
2. This is the temple of the Lord: HOW sweet to leave the world How sacred is this place! awhile,
With meekness let us hear his word, And seek the presence of our Lord: With reverence seek his face. Blest Saviour, on thy people smile, 3. This is the homage he requires, And come according to thy word. The voice of praise and prayer,