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3. On this glad day a brighter scene
By God th' eternal Word, than when
4 He rises, who mankind hath bought With grief and pain extreme;
'Twas great to speak the world from naught "Twas greater to redeem.
SEVENs. 37. NEWTON
SAFELY through another week
2 Mercies multiplied each hour,
3 May our thoughts to thee arise,
Long 38. RHopes.
THE Lord commands his day shall be
2 The rude, the ignorant, and base,
They run from all the means of grace,
3 When children in their early days
Led by example in the ways
4 The Lord of sabbath they despise,
Till mighty vengeance from the skies
ns around the throne; This is the day our risen Lord Hath made and call'd his own.
2 This is the day which God hath blest, The brightest of the seven;
of: of that everlasting rest
3 Then let us in his name sing on,
When our Redeemer shall come down,
4. Not one, but all, our days below
And in our Lord rejoicing go
SIxEs AND EIGHTs. 40
JESUS, our holy Lord,
2 O Lord, forgive the child Who plays and sins away The mercies we enjoy - On this thy sacred day; For here we learn to serve the Lord, And sing his praise, and hear his word
3 Through thy redeeming blood, .
WEET is the work, O Lord,
2 Sweet—at the dawning light,
And when approach the shades of night,
3 Sweet—on this day of rest, To join in heart and voice,
With those, who love and serve thee best, And in thy name rejoice.
4 To songs of praise and joy
That such may be our blest employ
Long. 42. TAYLOR.
WE 'WE pass'd another sabbath day,
2 Forgive our inattention, Lord,
Forgive our carelessness abroad;
3 May all we heard and understood
Long. 43. TAYLOR. W HEN to the house of God we go, To hear his word, and sing his love, We ought to worship him below, As saints and angels do above.
2 They stand before his presence now, And praise him better far than we, Who only at his footstool bow, • And love him though we cannot see.
3 But God is present everywhere,
He marks who humbly join in prayer,
4 The triflers, too, his eye can see,
They move the lip, and bend the knee,