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3 Let the minds of all our youth

Feel the force of sacred truth :
While the gospel call they hear,

May they learn to love and fear!
4 Where thou hast that work begun,

Give new strength the race to run ;
Scatter darkness, doubts, and fears,

Wipe away the mourner's tears.
5 Bless us all, both old and young ;

Call forth praise from ev'ry tongue;
Let the whole assembly prove
All thy pow'r, and all thy love!

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1 SPIRIT of mercy, truth, and love,

Oh shed thine influence from above !
And still from age to age convey

The wonders of this sacred day.
2 In every clime, by every tongue,

Be God's amazing glory sung;
Let all the list’ning earth be taught

The wonders by our Saviour wrought. 3 Unfailing comfort ! heav'nly guide!

Still o'er thy favour'd church preside;
Still let mankind thy blessings prove,
Spirit of mercy, truth, and love.

182

Mark xvi, 6. (7's.) 1 CHRIST, the Lord, is ris'n to-day,

Sons of men and angels say:
Raise your joys and triumphs high,

Sing, ye heav'ns, and earth reply. 2 Love's redeeming work is done;

Fought the fight, the battle won ;
Lo, our sun's eclipse is o'er ;

Lo, he sets in blood no more.
3 Lives again our glorious King,

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;
Thee we greet triumphant now,
Hail the resurrection, thou !

183 James iv, 14. (s. M.)
1 TO-MORROW, Lord, is thine,

Lodg'd in thy sov'reign hand;
And if its sun arise and shine,

It shines by thy command. 2 The present moment flies,

And bears our life away;
Oh! may thy servants, truly wise,

Improve each passing day.

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Since on each winged hour

Eternity is hung,
Awaken, by thy mighty power,

The aged and the young.
One thing demands our care ;

Be that one thing pursu'd,
Lest, now despis'd, we never hear

Thy pard’ning voice renew'd.
Teach us thy name to fear;
Spread an alarm abroad;
And cry in every careless ear,

“ Prepare to meet thy God!”

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184 Psalm cxxxix, 23—24. (L. M.) 10 THOU, to whose all searching sight,

The darkness shineth as the light,
Search, prove my heart, it pants for thee,

O burst these bonds and set it free.
2 Wash out its stains, refine its dross,

Nail my affections to the cross ;
Hallow each thought, let all within

Be clean, as thou, O Lord, art clean. 3 Saviour! where'er thy steps I see,

Dauntless, untir'd, I follow thee!
O let thy hand support me still,

And lead me to thy holy hill.
4 If rough and thorny be the way,

My strength proportion to my day,
Till toil, and grief, and pain shall cease,
Where all is calm, and joy, and peace!

185 Micah iv, 1—2. (c. m.)
1 BEHOLD the mountain of the Lord,

In latter day shall rise,
Shall tower above the meaner hills,

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.”
3 No strife shall vex Messiah's reign,

Or mar the peaceful years ;
To plough-shares shall they beat their swords,

To pruning-hooks their spears.
4 Come, then, oh come from ev'ry land,

To worship at his shrine ;
And walking in the light of God,

With holy beauty shine.

186 1 Chronicles xxix, 14. (c. M.)
1 LORD, when our off'rings we present,

Before thy gracious throne,
We but return what thou hast lent,

And give thee “ of thine own.”
2 Ourselves, our all, to thee we owe,

To us thou’rt ever kind :
And while we of thy gifts bestow,

Give thou the willing mind.

3 The pow'r and willingness to give,

Alike proceed from thee;
Debtors we are, and while we live,

Debtors shall ever be.

4 O Lord, our contributions bless,

For their appointed end,
And crown, with happiest success,

The cause that we befriend.

187 Hebrews xiii, 14. (L. M.)
1 “WE'VE no abiding city here;"

This may distress the worldling's mind ;
But should not cost the saint a tear,

Who hopes a better rest to find. 2 “We've no abiding city here ;"

Sad truth, were this to be our home ;
But let this thought our spirits cheer,

“We seek a city yet to come.”
3 “We've no abiding city here ;''

Then let us live as pilgrims do;
Let not the world our rest appear,

But let us haste from all below. 4 “We've no abiding city here;”.

We seek a city out of sight ;
Zion its name, the Lord is there,
It shines with everlasting light.

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