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625. T. 90. 3. Command thy blessing in this
hour, NOT to the mount that burn’d with Spirit of truth, and fill the place fire,
With wounding and with healing To darkness, tempest, and the sound
(grace. Of trumpet, waxing higher and With quickening and confirming higher,
(ground, Nor voice of words that rent the 4. Othou, our Maker, Saviour, While Israel heard, with trembling One irue eternal God confess'd!
Guide, awe, Jehovah thunder forth his law:
Whom thou hast join'd, may none
divide, 2. But to Mount Zion we are come, None dare to curse whom thou
(hast bless'd. The city of the living God, Jerusalem, our heavenly home,
5. With thee and these forever found, The courts by angel-legions tród, May all the souls who here unite, Where meet in everlasting love,
With harps and songs thy throne The Church of the first-born above: surround, 3. To God, the judge of quick and Rest in thy love, and reign in light.
J. Montgomery. The perfect spirits of the just, (dead, Jesus,our great new-covenant Head,
627. The blood of sprinkling,—from the dust,
LORD of the Sabbath, hear us pray, That better things than Abel's cries, In this thy house, on this thy day: And pleads a Saviour's sacrifice. Accept as grateful sacrifice, (rise, 4. O hearken to the healing voice, The songs which from thy temple That speaks from heaven in tones 2. Now met to pray, and bless thy so mild !
(same, To-day are life and death our choice; Whose mércies flow each day the To-day, through mercy reconcil'd, Whose kind compassions never Our all to God we yet may give:
cease, Now let us hear his voice and live. We seek instruction, pardon, peace.
3. Thine earthly Sabbaths, Lord, 626.
But there's a nobler rest above; COMMAND thy blessing from o that we might that rest attain, above,
From sin, from sorrow, & from pain! O God, on all assembled here: Behold us with a Father's love,
4. In thy blest kingdom we shall be While we look up with filial fear.
From every mortal trouble free: 2. Command thy blessing, Jesus,
No sighs shall mingle with the May we thy true disciples be, (Lord, Resounding from immortal tongues.
songs Speak to each heart thy mighty word:
5. O long-expected day, begin! Say to the weakest, “ Follow me.” Dawn on this world of woe and sin:
Fain would we leave this weary road 5. Oft as the precious seed is sown, To sleep in death, and rest in God. Thy quickening grace bestow;
Doddridge. That all, whose souls the truth re
Its saving power may know.
Congregational H. B. THY presence, gracious God, afford, Prepare us to receive thy word ;
630. Now let thy voice engage our ear, ON what, in weakness, has been And faith be mix'd with what we
Thy blessing, gracious Lord, bestow; 2. Distracting thoughts and cares The power is thine, yea thine alone, remove,
To make it spring and fruitful grow: And fix our hearts and hopes above: Do thou the plenteous harvest raise, With food divine may we be fed, And thou alone shalt have the praise. And satisfied with living bread.
J. Newton (ad.) 3. To each thy sacred word apply, With sovereign power and energy; And may we, in thy faith and fear, ONCE more, before we part,
Bless the Redeemer's name; Reduce to practice what we hear.
Let every tongue and every heart 4. Father, in as thy Son reveal;
Praise and adore the same.
2. Let us upon his word And guide us to the realms of day: Let us go on to know the Lord,
Still live, and feed, and grow;
632. ALMIGHTY God, thy word is cast Like seed into the ground;
DISMISS us with thy blessing, Now let the dew of heaven descend,
Lord ! And righteous fruits abound. Help us to feed upon thy word:
All that has been amiss forgive, 2. Let not the foe of Christ and man And let thy truth within us live.
This holy seed remove;
2. Though we are guilty, thou art To bring forth fruits of love.
(blood : 3. Let not the world's deceitful cares Give every fetter'd soul release,
Sprinkle our works with Jesus' The rising plant destroy ; And bid us all depart in peace. But let it yield, a hundred-fold,
Hart. The fruits of peace and joy.
633. 4. Nor let thy word, so kindly sent
To raise us to thy throne, TO thee, O Lord, our wants are Return to thee, and sadly tell,
known, That we reject thy Son.. From thee deriv'd are all our powers;
Accept, we pray, what is thine own, 4. I may not to thy courts repair,
Here sabbath-joys impart.
5. To faith reveal the things un2. O Saviour grant, that each of us, seen, Now met in thy bless'd presence To hope, the joys untold; here,
Let love, without a vail between, Again may meet together thus, Thy glory now behold. When thou and all thy saints appear,
J. Montgomery. And follow thee to heaven, our home: Ev’n so, Amen, Lord Jesus, come.
636. T. 581 or 83. J. Newton (ad.) SAFELY through another week 634. t. 585. God hath brought us on our way:
Let us now a blessing seek LORD, dismiss us with thy blessing; On the approaching Sabbath day; Fill our hearts with joy and peace; Day of all the week the best, Let us each, thy love possessing, Emblem of eternal rest. Triumph in redeeming grace:
2. Mercies, multiplied each hour, () refresh us, : 11 :
Gracious Lord, our praise demand, Travelling through this wilderness. Guarded by thy mighty power, 2. Thanks we give, and adoration, Nourish'd by thy bounteous hand: For thy gospel's joyful sound; Now from worldly cares set free, May the fruits of thy salvation May we rest this night with thee. In our hearts and lives abound:
3. When the morn shall bid us rise, King of glory, : 11:
May we feel thy presence near; Sway thy sceptre all around.
May thy glory meet our eyes, Rippon, or Burder's Coll. When we in thy house appear; 635.
And may all our Sabbaths prove
637. And tens of thousands throng to
Their homage at thy feet. (pay THIS stone to thee in faith we lay, 2. The dew lies thick on all the We build the temple, Lord, to thee; ground,
Thine eye be open night and day Shall my poor fleece be dry ? To guard this house and sanctuary. The
manna rains from heaven 2. Here, when thy people seek thy Shall I of hunger die ? (around, face, 3. Behold thy prisoner, loose my And dying sinners pray to live,
If 'tis thy gracious will; (bands, Hear, thou, in heaven, thy dwel. If not, contented in thy hands,
ling-place, Behold thy prisoner still. And when thou hearest, О forgive.
3. Here, when thy messengers pro- And pour thy blessings from above, claim
That we may render praise. The blessed gospel of thy Son,
4. And may the gospel’s joyful Still, by the power of his great
Enforc'd by mighty grace, Be mighty signs and wonders done.
sinners round, 4. Hosanna! to their heavenly To come and fill the place. King; (song,
J. Newton. When children's voices raise that Hosanna! let their angels sing,
639. And heaven with earth the strain O THOU, who didst the temple fill prolong.
With thy resplendent, awful train, 5. But will indeed Jehovah deign
The glory of thine Israel still, Here to abide, no transient guest ? Appear in those bright robes again. Here will the world's Redeemer | 2. In us, and round about us shine, reign,
Here cause us to behold thy face; And here the Holy Spirit rest? O make this tabernacle thine! 6. That glory never hence depart! O sanctify this holy place! Yet choose not, Lord, this house 3. Now send the promis’d unction alone;
down, Thy kingdom come to every heart, And all our waiting hearts inspire; In every bosom fix thy throne.
Lord Jesus, make thy goings J. Montgomery.
known, 638. T. 14. Thy ministers a flame of fire. DEAR Shepherd of thy people, 4. Work with them, and confirm thy hear!
word Thy presence now display:
To all who worship in this place; As thou hast giv’n a place for pray’r, O pour upon us, holy Lord, So give us hearts to pray.
Unceasing showers of saving grace. 2. Within these walls let holy peace, 5. So shall thy servants' hopes be And love, and concord dwell:
crown'd, Here give the troubled conscience And glory to thy name be giv'n; The wounded spirit heal. (ease, While this Bethesda shall be found
The house of God, the gate of 3. Show us some token of thy love, heaven. Our fainting hopes to raise ;
Congregational H. B.
640. t. 167. Fading is the worldling's pleasure,
All his boasted pomp and show; GLORIOUS things of thee are Solid joy and lasting treasure spoken,
None but Zion's children know. Zion, city of our God;
J. Newton. He whose word cannot be broken, Form'd thee for his own abode:
641.* On the Rock of ages founded,
Thy habitations are,
Wherein assemble Thou mayst smile at all thy foes.
Thy Christian people dear, 2. See, the streams of living waters, O Lord,—thy praises to record. Springing from eternal love,
2. My heart with fervour Well supply thy sons and daughters,
And inward longing pants,
Thy grace and favour
To tell there with thy saints, Grace, which like the Lord, the giver,
Boldly—the truth to testify. Never fails from age to age.
3. For there thou choosest 3. Round each habitation hovering, sweet rest diffusest
To dwell, my living Tower; See the cloud and fire appear, From that place evermore, For a glory and a covering,
Which thou-ordained hast thereto. Showing that the Lord is near: Thus deriving from their banner 4. There is asserted Light by night and shade by day, The new birth spiritual; Safe they feed upon the manna, Souls are converted Which he gives them when they By thy pure gospel's call, pray.
And there - in Christ's church 4. Blest inhabitants of Zion,
grafted are. Wash'd in the Redeemer's blood ! 5. For this I'm longing, Jesus, whom their souls rely on, To be throughout my days Makes them kings and priests toGod: Thereto belonging, 'Tis his love his people raises Thy holy name to praise, In his courts to reign as kings, And thee-to serve incessantly. And as priests, his solemn praises 6. All those are blessed Each for a thank-offering brings.
That come into thine house, 5. Saviour, if of Zion's city With awe expressed, I thro' grace a member am,
Which deep conviction shows, Let the world deride or pity, And pray- and to thee homage I will glory in thy name: