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173. T. 590. Be our comfort every day; FATHER of angels and of men,
May the Holy Ghost in each proSaviour, who us hast bought,
(leading : Spirit, by whom we're born again, Favour us with his most gracious And sanctified, and taught;
Thus shall we be truly blest,
Both in labour and in rest. Thy glory, holy Three in One,
Gr. Thy people's song shall be, (run, Long as the wheels of time shall
T. 185. And thro' eternity.
THE Lord bless and keep thee in 174.
his favour, T. 581, or 83.
As his chosen property ; NOW, with angels round the throne, The Lord make his face shine on Cherubim and seraphim, And the church which still is one, And be gracious unto thee; Let us swell the solemn hymn : The Lord lift his countenance most Glory to the great I AM!
(tious, Glory to the slaughter'd Lamb ! Upon thee, and be to thee propi2. Blessing, honour, glory, might,
And his peace on thee bestow; And dominion infinite,
Amen, Amen, be it so.
B. Latrobe. To the Father of our Lord, To the Spirit and the Word ;
YE angels round the throne,
And men that dwell below,
Worship the Father, love the Son,
And bless the Spirit too. THAT peace which God alone re
veals, And by his word of grace imparts,
179. Which only the believer feels, Direct, and keep, and cheer our The love of God so highly prized,
THE grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, hearts: And may the holy Three in One,
The Holy Ghost's communion be
With all of us most sensibly. The Father, Word, and Comforter
J. de Watteville. Pour an abundant blessing down On every soul assembled here.
NOW sing thou happy church of
(God, WITH thy presence, Lord, our Redeem'd with Jesus'precious blood Head and Saviour,
From every tribe and nation : Bless us all, we humbly pray; Most holy, blessed Trinity, (thee Our dear heavenly Father's love for the Lamb slain all praise to and favour
Buth now and ever. Amen.
X. OUR HEAVENLY FATHER.
T. 22. See of the travail of his soul,
And is well satisfied.
5. Peace and good-will are now to
Most gloriously display'd, (man His mercy, love, and boundless
And life eternal we obtain grace We see display'd in Jesus' face.
From God, in Christ our Head.
6. O let us then repeat the theme, 2. O God, how dreadful was thy Which always sounds above; name,
And ever sing with joyful hearts Until the God-man Jesus came; The wonders of his love. We cannot love nor honour thee, Unless the Son hath made us free. 3. O love, no human tongue can THOU hast the world so greatly O love divine, unsearchable! (tell !
lov’d, The Father gave his only Son
Father, that thou by mercy mor'd For guilty sinners to atone. Didst give thy well-beloved Son,
By death for sinners to atone. 4. Can any ill distress my heart, Since God with his own Son did Might in thy family receive,
2. That he all who in him believe, part?
For thou didst deem his sacrifice Whate'er I want can't be denied,
An all-sufficient ransom-price. Since Christ for me was crucified.
M. Taylor. 3. As children we are own'd by thee,
Since Christ our brother deign'd to 182.
We feel thy kind, paternal heart BEHOLD what love the Father hath To us who have in him a part. On guilty men bestow'd,
4. The whole salvation of thy Son, That we, who children are of wrath, And all his merits make our own; Should children be of God.
Yea, grant us richly, for his sake, 2. O how beyond expression great Of heavenly blessings to partake.
His love in Christ doth shine! 5. Thou art our Father and our God, 'Tis like himself-the eternal God, Since Christ assum'd our flesh and Past knowledge, all divine.
Therefore in thee our trust we place, 3. Behold, for fallen, guilty man,
And give thee never-ceasing praise. The Lord of glory dies; Lays down his life us to redeem, A precious sacrifice.
T. 205. 4. Now doth our Lord, the Son of FATHER of eternal grace,
Who for us liv'd and died, (God, Glorify thyself in me;
Meekly heaming in my face,
186. T. 595. May the world thine image see: Happy only in thy love,
OUR heavenly Father, hear Poor, unfriended, or unknown,
The prayer we offer now; Fix my thoughts on things above, Thy name be hallow'd far and near, Stay my heart on thee alone.
To thee all nations bow;
Thy kingdom come; thy will 2. Humble, holy, all resign'd On earth be done in love,
To thy will,—thy will be done! As saints and seraphim fulfil
Of thy well-beloved Son:
The guilt of our iniquity
Montgomery. From dark temptation's power,
From Satan's wiles defend; 185. T. 341. Deliver in the evil hour, THEE, O my God and King,
And guide us to the end.
3. Thine, then, for ever be Praise from earth and heaven re
Glory and power divine; ceive:
The sceptre, throne, and majesty
Of heaven and earth are thine. Lost, I now in Christ am found,
Thus humbly taught to pray, Dead, by faith in Christ I live.
By thy beloved Son,
(say, 2. Father, behold thy Son, Through him we come to thee and In Christ I am thine own:
All for his sake be done. Stranger long to thee and rest,
Montgomery. See, the prodigal is come ; Open wide thy arms and breast, Take the weary wanderer home.
187. 3. Thine eye observ'd from far,
FATHER of all, almighty Lord, Thy pity drew me near:
Our Father, and our God, Me thy bowels yearn'd to see,
Since Jesus Christ, the eternalWord,
Assumed our flesh and blood. Me thy mercy ran to find, Empty, poor, and void of thee,
2. Let all with love and filial fear Hungry, sick, and faint, and blind.
Thy sacred name adore; 4. Thou on my neck didst fall, O may thy kingdom soon appear, Thy kiss forgave me all.
And spread the world all o'er. Still the gracious words I hear, Words that made the Saviour mine, 3. Help us thy pleasure to fulfil, • Haste, for him the robe prepare,
As done by heavenly powers; His be righteousness divine.” Accomplish in us all thy will,
And let that will be ours.
4. Our souls and bodies feed, we | The watery deep I pass, pray,
With Jesus in my view, With food which thou see'st best, / And through the howlingwilderness We ask our portion for the day, My pilgrim path pursue. And leave to thee the rest.
4. The goodly land I see, 5. Let mercy pardon all our crimes, With peace and plenty bless’d; Which justice must condemn;
A land of sacred liberty, As some have wrong'd us many And everlasting rest. times,
There milk and honey flow, And we would pardon them.
And oil and wine abound; 6. Let not temptation us befall,
And trees of life for ever grow While here our race we'run;
With endless mercy crown'd.
5. There dwells the Lord our King,
The Lord our righteousness, 7. Thine is the kingdom, thine the Triumphant o'er the world and sin,
O'er angels and o'er men; (power Jesus, the Prince of peace.
His kingdom he maintains,
Enthron'd for ever reigns. (light, 188.
6. He keeps his own secure, THE God of Abraham praise,
He guards them by his side, Who reigns enthron’d above;
Arrays in garments white and pure Ancient of everlasting days,
His blood-bought, spotless bride. Th’ almighty God of love.
With streams of sacred bliss, Jehovah, Great I Am !
With groves of living joys, By earth and heaven confess'd:
With all the fruits of paradise I bow and bless the sacred name
His saints he still supplies. For ever, ever bless'd. 2. The God of Abraham praise,
7. Before the Three in One At whose supreme command
They all exulting stand, From earth I rise, and seek the And tell the wonders he hath done Of heaven, at his right hand. (joys With his almighty hand. I all on earth forsake,
The list’ning spheres attend, Its wisdom, fame and power;
And swell the growing fame, And him my only portion make,
And sing, in songs which never end,
Jehovah's wondrous name. My shield, my rock and tower. 3. Though nature's strength decay, 8. The whole triumphant host And earth and hell withstand, Give thanks to God on high : To Canaan's bounds I urge my way, · Hail, Father, Son, and HolyGhost,' At his divine command.
Eternally they cry:
JESUS CHRIST, THE SON OF GOD.
Hail, Abraham's God and mine, Of thy concerns will notice take, I join the heavenly lays;
And mercy freely to thee show. All might and majesty are thine, And never-ceasing praise.
2. My griefs and cares, to thee well Oliver. (adapted.)
My God, I cast on thee alone,
In thee is all my trust: DRAW me, O Father, to the Son, Since thou dost govern, I'll be still, That he may draw me unto thee: Into thy hands resign my will, Thy Spirit render me his own, And thank thee prostrate in the And rule without control in me;
dust. Shed in my heart thy love abroad, And keep me in thy peace, O God. 3. I confidently do believe, (leave,
B. Cresselius. Me, thy poor child, thou wilt not 190.* T. 79.
For thou my Father art: (faith,
Fill thou my soul with love and REJOICE, my soul, God cares for Thus I am rich in life and death, Trust to his word assuredly, (thee, And from thy love nought shall me However things may go: (sake,
part. T'hy heavenly Father, for Christ's
XI. JESUS CHRIST, THE SON OF GOD.
191. T. 22. That gracious sound well-pleas'd
he hears, MY song shall bless the Lord of all, And owns Immanuel for his name. My praise ascend to his abode :
5. A cheerful confidence I feel, Thee, Saviour, by that name I call, My well-plac'd hopes with joy I see; The great Supreme, the mighty My bosoin glows with heavenly God.
zeal, 2. Without beginning or decline,
To worship him who died for me. Object of faith, and not of sense; 6. As man he pities my complaint; Eternal ages saw him shine, His power and truth are all divine, He shines eternal ages hence. He will not fail, he cannot faint,
Salvation's sure, and must be mine. 3. As much, when in the manger
Cowper. Almighty ruler of the sky, (laid,
192.* A3 when the six days' work he made
O ETERNAL Word, Fillid all the morning-stars with
Jesus Christ, our Lord ! (thee,
While the hosts of heaven adore 4. Of all the crowns Jehovah bears, We with awe fall down before Salvation is his dearest claim;