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3. On this glad day a brighter scene
Of glory was display'd,

By God th' eternal Word, than when
This universe was made.

4 He rises, who mankind hath bought With grief and pain extreme;

'Twas great to speak the world from naught "Twas greater to redeem.


SAFELY through another week
God hath brought us on our way;
Let us now a blessing seek
On this holy 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 care set free,
May we spend this day with thee.

3 May our thoughts to thee arise,
May we feel thy presence near;
May thy glory meet our eyes
While we in thy house appear;
And may all our sabbaths prove
Foretastes of the joys above.

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Long 38. RHopes.

THE Lord commands his day shall be
A day of holiness and prayer;
A day of rest from industry,
From vain pursuits, and worldly care.

2 The rude, the ignorant, and base,
The Lord's most holy sabbath break;

They run from all the means of grace,
And by their sin destruction seek 1

3 When children in their early days
Begin the sabbath to profane;

Led by example in the ways
Of wickedness and pleasures vain;

4 The Lord of sabbath they despise,
More harden'd in their baseness grow;

Till mighty vengeance from the skies
Shall hurl them down to endless wo.

CoMMON. 39.
COME, let us join with one accord
In h

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
e saints enjoy in heaven.

3 Then let us in his name sing on,
And hasten to that day

When our Redeemer shall come down,
And shadows pass away.

4. Not one, but all, our days below
Let us in hymns employ;

And in our Lord rejoicing go
To his eternal joy.


JESUS, our holy Lord,
Thy name we join to sing,
Who didst on this glad day
Complete salvation bring;
We bless the Lord, who from the grave
Arose again, lost man to save.

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, .
O Saviour, set us free ;
Assisted by thy grace,
O may we live to thee:
And take us, Lord, when we shall die,
To dwell with thee above the sky.

SHORT. 42.

WEET is the work, O Lord,
Thy glorious name to sing,
To praise and pray—to hearthy word,
And grateful offerings bring.

2 Sweet—at the dawning light,
Thy boundless love to tell;

And when approach the shades of night,
Still on the theme to dwell.

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
Be every sabbath given,

That such may be our blest employ
Eternally in heaven.

Long. 42. TAYLOR.

WE 'WE pass'd another sabbath day,
And heard of Jesus and of heaven:
We thank thee for thy word, and pray
That this day's sins may be forgiven.

2 Forgive our inattention, Lord,
Our looks and thoughts that went astray;

Forgive our carelessness abroad;
At home, our idleness and play.

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3 May all we heard and understood
Be well remember'd through the week,
And help to make us wise and good,
More humble, diligent, and meek.
4 So when our lives are finish'd here,
And days and sabbaths shall be o'er,
May we above in heaven appear,
To serve and love thee evermore.


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,
And watches all our thoughts and ways;

He marks who humbly join in prayer,
And who sincerely sing his praise.

4 The triflers, too, his eye can see,
Who only seem to take a part;

They move the lip, and bend the knee,
But do not seek him with the heart.

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