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2, Visit, thou, this soul of mine,
Pierce the gloom of sin and grief;
Scatter all my unbelief:
2. Let the people praise thee, Lord!
Be by all that live adored:
And thy holy will obey. 8. Let the people praise thee, Lord !
Earth shall then her fruits afford;
Hy. 246. 1. Ye who in his courts are found,
Listening to the joyful sound,
Take the peace the gospel brings. 2. Turn to Christ your longing eyes,
View his bleeding sacrifice;
1031. Filial Prayer. Ps. 123. ii. 1. LORD, before thy throne we bend;
Lord, to thee our eyes ascend:
Abba, Father, hear our cry!
We are weak, but mighty thou:
Till our Saviour God appear.
Shed, O shed, thy pardoning grace:
Still they gaze, and pass along.
Of temptation's darkest hour:
Lord of life and victory! 1032.
Christ the Light [Hy. 191.! 1. CHRIST, whose glory fills the skies,
Christ, the true, the only light,
Triumph o'er the shades of night;
1034. The Lord's Supper. Luy. 655. 1. Many centuries have fled
Since our Saviour broke the bread,
Thus shall meet till his return,.
When, from priest or pastor's lips,
To his love who died to save.
Here their common faith proclaim;
Members of one common head.
Which the Saviour's death declare;
1035. Learning of Christ. [lly. 114. 1. Go to dark Gethsemane,
Ye that feel the tempter's power,
Watch with him one bitter hour;
Learn of Jesus Christ to pray.' 2. Follow to the judgment-hall ;
View the Lord of life arraigned;
O the pangs his soul sustained!
Learn of him to bear the cross.
There, adoring at his feet, Mark that miracle of time,
God's own sacrifice complete: “ It is finished,”-hear him cry;
Learn of Jesus Christ to die. 4. Early hasten to the tomb,
Where they laid his breathless clay;
Who hath taken him away?
1036. The Saviour's Invitation. [ly, 202. 1. From the cross uplifted high,
Where the Saviour deigns to die,
Come and welcome, sinner, come ! 2. “Sprinkled now with blood the throne
Why beneath thy burdens groan?
Come and welcome, sinner, come ! 3. “Spread for thee, the festal board
See with richest bounty stored;
Come and welcome, sinner, come! 4. “Soon the days of life shall end
Lo, I come-your Saviour, Friend!
[Hy. 811. 1. Rock of Ages! cleft for me,
1. QUIET, Lord, my froward heart, Let me hide myself in thee;
Make me teachable and mild, Let the water and the blood,
Upright, simple, free from art, From thy wounded side that flowed,
Make me as a weanéd child: Be of sin the perfect cure;
From distrust and envy free, Save me, Lord, and make me pure.
Pleased with all that pleases thee. 2. Should my tears forever flow,
2. What thou shalt to-day provide, Should my zeal no languor know,
Let me as a child receive; This for sin could ne'er atone;
What to-morrow may betide, Thou must save, and thou alone;
Calmly to thy wisdom leave : In my hand no price I bring,
'T is enough that thou wilt care, Simply to thy cross I cling.
Why should I the burden bear 8. While I draw this fleeting breath,
3. As a little child relies When mine eye-lids close in death,
On a care beyond his own; When I rise to worlds unknown,
Knows he's neither strong por wise, And behold thee on thy throne,
Fears to stir a step alone; Rock of Ages ! cleft for me,
Let me thus with thee abide, Let me hide myself in thee.
As my Father, Guard, and Guide.
Praise the Lord ye heavens, a - dore him; Praise him, an-gels in
Sun and moon, re - joice before him; Praise him, all ye stars
1039.. Praise to God. (Ps. 148. v. 3. Riches come of thee and honor,
Power and might to thee belong; 1. PRAISE the Lord ! ye heavens, adore him, Thine it is to make us prosper, Praise him, angels in the height;
Only thine to make us strong. Sun and moon, rejoice before him ;
4. Lord, to thee, thou God of mercy, Praise him, all ye stars of light!
Hymns of gratitude we raise; 2. Praise the Lord-for he hath spoken;
To thy name, forever glorious,
Ever we address our praise !
1041. Christ's Birth [Hy. 107.
1. Hark! what mean those holy voices, 8. Praise the Lord-for he is glorious ;
Sweetly sounding through the skies? Never shall his promise fail;
Lo! th' angelic host rejoices;
Heavenly hallelujahs rise.
2. Listen to the wondrous story, 4. Praise the God of our salvation,
Which they chant in hymns of joy Hosts on high his power proclaim;
“Glory in the highest, glory! Heaven and earth, and all creation,
Glory be to God most high!
3. “ Peace on earth, good-will from heaven,
Reaching far as man is found; 1040. The Grer of good Gifts. Ily. 22. Souls redeemed, and sins forgiven ;
Loud our golden harps shall sound. 1. BLEST be thou, O God of Israel, Thou, our Father, and our Lord !
4. “ Christ is born, the great Anointed; Blest thy majesty forever!
Heaven and earth his praises sing i Ever be thy name adored.
O receive whom God appointed,
For your Prophet, Priest and King! 2. Thine, O Lord, are power and greatness, | 6. “Hasten, mortals, to adore him ; Glory, victory, are thine own;
Learn his name and taste his joy; All is thine in earth and heaven,
Till in heaven ye sing before him,
Glory be to God most high!"
1042. Christ eralted. [Ps. 18. vi.] 1044. Glory of the Church. Hy. 433. 1. Lo! the Lord Jehovah liveth!
1. Glorious things of thee are spoken, He's my rock, I bless his name:
Zion, city of our God;
He, whose word cannot be broken,
Formed thee for his own abode.
On the rock of ages foundedThough by powers of hell assaulted,
What can shake thy sure repose !
With salvation's walls surrounded.
Thou may'st smile at all thy foes. 3. God, Messiah's cause maintaining,
Shall his righteous throne extend: 2. See, the streams of living waters,
Springing from eternal love,
Well supply thy sons and daughters,
And all fear of want remove:
Who can faint while such a river 1. JEsus comes, his conflict over,
Ever flows thy thirst tassuage !
Grace, which, like the Lord, the giver, Angels round the victor hover,
Never fails from age to age. Crowding to behold their Lord. 2. Yonder throne for him erected,
3. Round each babitation hovering, Now becomes the victor's seat;
See the cloud and fire appear!
For a glory and a covering,
Showing that the Lord is near ;8. Day and night they cry before him,
He who gives them daily manna, "Holy, holy, holy Lord !”
He who listens when they cry, All the powers of heaven adore him; Let him hear the loud hosanna All obey his sovereign word.
Rising to his throne on high.