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3 Let the minds of all our youth
Feel the force of sacred truth :
May they learn to love and fear!
Give new strength the race to run ;
Wipe away the mourner's tears.
Call forth praise from ev'ry tongue;
1 SPIRIT of mercy, truth, and love,
Oh shed thine influence from above !
The wonders of this sacred day.
Be God's amazing glory sung;
The wonders by our Saviour wrought. 3 Unfailing comfort ! heav'nly guide!
Still o'er thy favour'd church preside;
Mark xvi, 6. (7's.) 1 CHRIST, the Lord, is ris'n to-day,
Sons of men and angels say:
Sing, ye heav'ns, and earth reply. 2 Love's redeeming work is done;
Fought the fight, the battle won ;
Lo, he sets in blood no more.
Where, O death, is now thy sting? Once he died, our souls to save,
Where thy victory, O grave? 4 Hail the Lord of earth and heay’n,
Praise to thee by both be giv'n;
183 James iv, 14. (s. M.)
Lodg'd in thy sov'reign hand;
It shines by thy command. 2 The present moment flies,
And bears our life away;
Improve each passing day.
Since on each winged hour
Eternity is hung,
The aged and the young.
Be that one thing pursu'd,
Thy pard’ning voice renew'd.
“ Prepare to meet thy God!”
184 Psalm cxxxix, 23—24. (L. M.) 10 THOU, to whose all searching sight,
The darkness shineth as the light,
O burst these bonds and set it free.
Nail my affections to the cross ;
Be clean, as thou, O Lord, art clean. 3 Saviour! where'er thy steps I see,
Dauntless, untir'd, I follow thee!
And lead me to thy holy hill.
My strength proportion to my day,
185 Micah iv, 1—2. (c. m.)
In latter day shall rise,
And draw the wond'ring eyes. 2 To this the joyful nations round
All tribes and tongues shall flow; “ Ascend the hill of God,” they say,
“And to his temple go.”
Or mar the peaceful years ;
To pruning-hooks their spears.
To worship at his shrine ;
With holy beauty shine.
186 1 Chronicles xxix, 14. (c. M.)
Before thy gracious throne,
And give thee “ of thine own.”
To us thou’rt ever kind :
Give thou the willing mind.
3 The pow'r and willingness to give,
Alike proceed from thee;
Debtors shall ever be.
4 O Lord, our contributions bless,
For their appointed end,
The cause that we befriend.
187 Hebrews xiii, 14. (L. M.)
This may distress the worldling's mind ;
Who hopes a better rest to find. 2 “We've no abiding city here ;"
Sad truth, were this to be our home ;
“We seek a city yet to come.”
Then let us live as pilgrims do;
But let us haste from all below. 4 “We've no abiding city here;”.
We seek a city out of sight ;