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Fain would we leave this weary road 5. Oft as the precious seed is sown,

To sleep in death, and rest in God. Doddridge.

628. T. 22.

THYpresence, gracious God, afford, Prepare us to receive thy word; Now let thy voice engage our ear, And faith be mix’d with what we hear. 2. Distracting thoughts and cares remove, And fix our hearts and hopes above: With food divine may we be fed, And satisfied with living bread.

3. To each thy sacred word apply, With sovereign power and energy; And may we, in thy faith and fear, Reduce to practice what we hear.

4. Father, in us thy Son reveal; Teach us to know, and do thy will; Thy saving power and love display, And guide us to the realms of day. Fawcett.

629. T. 14.

ALMIGHTY God, thy word is cast Like seed into the ground;

Now let the dew of heaven descend, And righteous fruits abound.

2. Let not the foe of Christ and man
This holy seed remove;
But give it root in every heart,
To bring forth fruits of love.
8. Let not the world's deceitful cares
The rising plant destroy ;
Butlet it yield, a hundred-fold,
The fruits of peace and joy.
4. Nor let thy word, so kindly sent
To raise us to thy throne,
Return to thee, and sadly tell,
That we reject thy Son.

Thy quickening grace bestow; That all, whose souls the truth receive, Its saving power may know. Congregational H. B.

630. T. 90.

ON what, in weakness, has been sown,

Thy blessing, gracious Lord, bestow; The power is thine, yea thine alone, To make it spring and fruitful grow: Do thou the plenteous harvest raise, And thou alone shalt have the praise.

J. Newton (ad.)

631. T. 595.

ONCE more, before we part,
Bless the Redeemer's name;
Let every tongue and every heart
Praise and adore the same.
2. Let us upon his word
Still live, and feed, and grow;
Let us go on to know the Lord,
And practice what we know.

32. T. 22. DISMISS us with thy blessing, Lord! Help us to feed upon thy word: All that has been amiss forgive, And let thy truth within us live.

2. Though we are guilty, thou art good; (blood: Sprinkle our works with Jesus' Give every fetter'd soul release, And bid us all depart in peace.

Hart. 633. T. 90. TO thee, O Lord, our wants are

known, From thee deriv'd are all our powers;

Accept, we pray, what is thine own,
In mercy pardon, what is ours:
Our praises, Lord, and prayers re-
And to thy word a blessing give.

2. O Saviour grant, that each of us,
Now met in thy bless'd presence
Again may meet together thus,
When thou and all thy saints appear,
And follow thee to heaven, our home:
Ev’n so, Amen, Lord Jesus, come.
J. Newton (ad.)

634. T. 585.

LORD, dismiss us with thy blessing:
Fill our hearts with joy and peace;
Let us each, thy love possessing,
Triumph in redeeming grace :
O refresh us, : |
Travelling through this wilderness.

2. Thanks we give, and adoration,
For thy gospel's joyful sound;
May the fruits of thy salvation
In our hearts and lives abound:
King of glory, ||:
Sway thy sceptre all around.
Rippon, or Burder's Coll.

635. T. 14.

THOUSANDS, O Lord of hosts, Within thy temple meet; (to-day And tens of thousands throng to Their homage at thy feet. (pay 2. The dew lies thick on all the ground. Shall my poor fleece be dry 2

The manna rains from heaven Shall I of hunger die? (around,

3. Behold thy prisoner, loose my If 'tis thy gracious will; (bands,

If not, contented in thy hands,
Behold thy prisoner still.

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SAFELY through another week
God hath brought us on our way:
Let us now a blessing seek
On the approaching Sabbath day;
Day of all the week the best,
Emblem of eternal rest.
2. Mercies, multiplied each hour,
Gracious Lord, our praise demand,
Guarded by thy mighty power,
Nourish’d by thy bounteous hand:
Now from worldly cares set free,
May we rest this night with thee.
3. When the morn shall bid us rise,
May we feel thy presence near;
May thy glory meet our eyes,
When we in thy house appear;
And may all our Sabbaths prove
Foretastes of the joys above.
J. Newton.

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