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5 Onward then, in battle move,
1 FATHER of mercies, in thy word,
What endless glory shines !
For these celestial lines.
To cheer the fainting mind ; And thirsty souls receive supplies,
And sweet refreshment find. 3 Here the Redeemer's welcome voice
Spreads heav'nly peace around; And life and everlasting joys,
Attend the blissful sound.
My ever dear delight;
And still increasing light! , 5 Divine Instructor! gracious Lord !
Be thou for ever near;
And view my Saviour there.
Psalm lxxxix, 15. (C. M.) 1 HAPPY are they, to whom the Lord
His gracious name makes known ! And by his Spirit and his word,
Adopts them for his own!
And hears their humble prayer ;
They find his presence near.
They count the trial small;
It makes amends for all.
They mount on eagle's wings,
The pride and pomp of kings. 5 O Lord, assist our souls to pay
The debt of praise we owe,
And heav'n begun below.
Luke i, 68. (c. m.) 1 HARK, the glad sound! the Saviour comes ;
The Saviour promis'd long ;
And ev'ry voice a song.
2 He comes, the pris’ners to release,
In Satan's bondage held;
The iron fetters yield.
To clear the mental ray,
To pour celestial day. 4 He comes, to bind the broken heart, • To make the wounded whole; : To preach glad tidings to the meek,
And bless the humble soul. 5 Our glad hosannas, Prince of Peace!
Thy welcome shall proclaim :
The glories of thy name.
1 O ZION! when I muse on thee,
I long for pinions like the dove;
So distant from the place I love. 2 While here I walk on hostile ground,
The few that I can call my friends,
3 But yet we shall behold the day
When Zion's children shall return;
And we shall never, never mourn.
Philippians ii, 1. (l.m.)
1 LED by a Father's gentle hand,
Through this dark wilderness of woe,
Where streams of lasting comfort flow. 2 Oh! may our meetings here be blest,
To fit us for that holy place;
With zeal to run the heav'nly race. 3 Here may the Spirit shed the light
Of truth, to guide us on our way;
And teach us how to watch and pray. 4 We would dismiss each worldly thought,
When thus we commune with our God: Our theme shall be the love that brought A Saviour from his blest abode.
5 We'll think how Jesus liv'd and died,
The pains and sorrows that he bore,
The home to which he's gone before. 6 There we will hope to rest ere long,
And gladly change, before his throne,
5 1 John vii, 37. (s. M.)
To meet around his board :
Communion with their Lord. 2 Here we survey that love,
Which spoke in every breath ; Which crown'd each action of his life,
And triumph'd in his death. 3 Here let our pow'rs unite,
His glorious name to raise :
And ev'ry voice be praise. 4 And while we share the gifts
His gracious hands bestow,
With kind affections glow.