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ADAMS, SICILIAN, 111

HYMN 332. HYMN 335. Saviour, breathe an evening blessing, Hark! what mean those holy voices, Éreiosimber we recline; " Sweetly sounding through the skies? Thy unfailing care possessing, Lo ' th' angelic host rejoices; We enjoy a bliss divine. Heavenly hallelujahs rise 1 Though destruction walk around us, Listen to the wondrous story, Though its fearful arrow fly, Which they chant in hymns of joy; Angel-guards from thee surround us— Glory in the highest, glory We are safe, if thou art nigh. Glory be to God on high Though the night be dark and dreary, Peace on earth, in all its blessing, Darkness cannot hide from thee; Peace on earth, good-will to man Thou art he who, never weary, God, in mercy never ceasing, Evermore our guard will be. Here unveils his gracious plan. Should disease this night o'ertake us, Holy Father we adore thee! And our couch become our tomb, Be thy grace forever nigh, May the morn in heaven awake us, Till in heaven we sing before thee, Clad in light and deathless bloom. Glory be to God on high hyMN 333. HYMN 336. O my soul, behold thy Saviour, Bowed beneath the weight of sorrow, And his tender mercies prove ; Seeking solace for our fears, Though the world withdraw its favor, From the Star of Hope we borrow He is faithful in his love. Light that deepest darkness cheers. What though others may be preaching, Though the clouds may blacken o'er us, Death shall reign for evermore— As we walk the narrow way, Trust, my soul, thy Saviour's teaching, Light celestial dawns before us, That its reign will soon be o'er. Shining unto perfect day. In the Lord, all things restoring, Sin affords no real pleasure, God unveils his love to man; In our journey here below, Thou, that gracious love adoring, We shall find the joyous treasure, . Trust in his redeeming plan. Only when we virtue know. In thy darkest hour of sadness, Be the kindly hand extended Hope shall beam in glory bright, To the suffering and the sad, And in every scene of gladness, Be the child of woe befriended, . Thou shalt feel his living light. And the widow's heart made glad. Then our path is bright and even, HYMN 334. - And though storms around us rise, Know, my soul, thy full salvation; Still the purest light of heaven Rise o'er sin, and fear, and care; Shall illume the darkest skies. Joy to find, in every station Pure Religion's sway will li :-..... o. o y will lighten Something still to do or bear. All ... 'neath #. sky.

Think what spirit dwells within thee; And our every prospect brighten
Think what heavenly bliss is thine; Of a resting-place on high.
Think that Jesus died to win thee;
Child of heaven canst thou repine 3 HYMN 337.

Haste thee on from grace to glory, Gracious Source of every blessing,
Arm'd by faith, and winged by prayer; Free our minds from anxious fears;

Heaven's eternal day before thee, Let us, each thy care possessing, .
God's own hand shall guide thee there. Calmly reach the vale of years.

Soon shall close thy earthly mission, All our hopes on thee reclining,
Soon shall pass thy pilgrim days; Peace companion of our way;

Hope shall change to glad fruition, May life's sun; in smiles declining,
Faith to sight, and prayer to praise. Rise in everlasting day.

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2. Here I find my joy and heaven, While in faith on him 1 gaze;

Here I feel my sins for - given, Lost in wonder, love and praise!

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Come, thou Fount of every blessing,
Tune my heart to sing thy grace;

Streams of mercy, never ceasing,
Call for songs of loudest praise.

Teach me some melodious sonnet, Sung by flaming tongues above;

Sacred mount, O fix me on it.— Mount of God's unchanging love.

Here I find my richest treasure,
Hither by thy grace I'm come,

And I hope, by thy good pleasure,
Safely to arrive at home.

Jesus sought me when a stranger, Wandering from the fold of God;

He, to save my soul from danger, Interposed his precious blood.

O, to grace how great a debtor
Daily I’m constrained to bel

Let thy grace, Lord, like a fetter,
Bind my wandering soul to thee.

Prone to wander, Lord, I feel it,
Prone to leave the God of love; -

Here's my heart, Lord, take and seal it,
Seal it for thy courts above.

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Gently, Lord, O gently lead us,
Wheresoe'er through earth we range;

May nor pride nor fear impede us,
Nor our hope to doubting change.

When temptation's darts assail us,
When in devious paths we stray,

Het thy goodness never fail us--
Lead us in thy perfect way.

In the hour of pain and anguish,
In the hour when death is near,

Suffer not our souls to languish,
Suffer not our souls to fear.

And when mortal life is ended.
Bid us in thy presence rest,

Where our praises shall be blended
With the anthems of the blest.

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May the grace of Christ o'erflowing,
And the Father's boundless love,

And the Spirit, life bestowing,
Rest upon us from above.

Thus may we abide united, With each other and the Lord,

And possess in him delighted, Joys which earth cannot afford.

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2. Thanks we give, and a - do - ra - tion, For thy gospel's joyful sound;

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GALLAGHER. AsHTON. 115

HYMN 346. HYMN 348. Christians, hail the happy morning Angels heard with admiration,” Of the gospel's glorious light; How th' eternal counsel ran ; Earth in beauty now adorning, Wondered at the great salvation, Bursts the truth upon our sight. Wondered at the gracious plan ; Blessed Saviour ! And rejoicing, Shed abroad that holy light. Sang the love of God to man. Where, amidst the desert dreary, Angels saw the Saviour dying Plant, nor flower, nor herbage grows, . On the cross, in love to men; There refresh the pilgrim weary, Angels saw his body lying With the sight of Sharon's rose; In the tomb, among the slain; And its beauties O how awful To the longing eye disclose. Sin appeared to angels, then I Where the beasts of prey are prowling, Angels saw him rise victorious And the venomed serpents hiss, From the tomb in which he lay; There exchange the doleful howling Never sight was seen more glorious, For the holy calm of peace, Than the angels saw that day, And forever When the Saviour May destruction's empire cease. Rose, and death resigned his prey. O let all the world adore thee,_ Hark! what bursts of acclamation

Universal be thy fame;
And all kindreds bow before thee,
To extol thy hallowed name,
All ascribing
fervent praises to the Lamb.

Through th' eternal arches ring 1
Angel hosts ascribe salvation
To the now exalted King !
Loud their praises,
“Glory to the Lamb,” they sing.

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Now the dead awake from slumber, From thy word with food provided,
Free, immortal, glorified,— May we feed thereon and grow;
Thousands, thousands without number, And fly thee, our saviour, guided,
All for whom the Saviour died. Through the pathless desert go,
Hallelujah! .. While thy favors
Glory, honor, joy abide. In the streams of mercy flow.
Now the bars of death are broken Saviour, keep all evil from us;
Tyrant, thy dominion's o'er Go before us in the way;
God the gracious word hath spoken, Till we reach the land of promise,
Victory is thine no more. Be thy word our guide and stay:
Hallelujah! Joy and triumph
Christ the conqueror we adore. Shall be ours in that bright day.
Hail, ye ransomed? ye immortals' Then, all sin and error over,
Cast your crowns at Shiloh's feet; All will be divinely bright, -
Throng ye now the radiant portals, For in love thou wilt discover
Give the glory that is meet. All thy glory to our sight,
Hallelujah! God our portion,

God's high purpose is completel God our everlasting light.

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