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Isaiah ix, 6. (L. M.)

1 MY song shall bless the Lord of all,

My praise shall climb to his abode ;
Thee, Saviour, by that name I call,

The great Supreme, the mighty God! 2 Without beginning or decline,

Object of faith, and not of sense,
Eternal ages saw him shine,

He shines eternal ages hence !
3 Of all the crowns Jehovah bears,

Salvation is his dearest claim,
That gracious sound well pleas'd he hears,
And owns Emmanuel for his name!

27 Revelation v,

13. (c. M.)
1 COME, let us join our cheerful songs,

With angels round the throne,
Ten thousand thousand are their tongues,

But all their joys are one. 2 “Worthy the Lamb that died,” they cry,

“ To be exalted thus :"
Worthy the Lamb,” our lips reply,

“For he was slain for us. 3 Jesus is worthy to receive

Honour and power divine,
And blessings more than we can give,

Be, Lord, for ever thine.

4 Let all that dwell below the sky,

And air, and earth, and seas,
Conspire to lift thy glories high,

And speak thine endless praise. 5 The whole creation join in one,

To bless the sacred name,
Of him that sits upon the throne,

And to adore the Lamb.

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Zechariah xiii, 1. (c. M.)

1 THERE is a fountain fill'd with blood,

Drawn from Immanuel's veins,
And sinners, plung'd beneath that flood,

Lose all their guilty stains. 2 The dying thief rejoic'd to see

That fountain in his day;
And there may I, as vile as he,
Wash all

my
sins

away.
3 Lord, I believe thou hast prepar'd,

(Unworthy though I be,)
For me a blood-bought free reward,

A golden harp for me! 4 'Tis strung, and tun'd for endless years,

And form’d by power divine,
To sound in God the Father's ears,

No other name but thine.

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John iii, 18. (c. M.)

1 LORD, when we bend before thy throne,

And our confessions pour, Teach us to feel the sins we own,

And shun what we deplore.
2 When our responsive tongues essay,

Their grateful songs to raise ;
Grant that our souls may join the lay,

And rise to thee in praise.
3 When we disclose our wants in pray’r,

May we our wills resign;
And not a thought our bosom share,

Which is not wholly thine.
4 Let faith each meek petition fill,

And waft it to the skies; And teach our hearts, 'tis goodness still That

grants it or denies.

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Psalm lxxii, 17-19. (D. L. M.)

1 BLESSED be thy name for ever,

Thou, of life the guard and giver:
Thou can’st guard thy creatures sleeping,
Heal the heart long broke with weeping;
God of stillness and of motion,
Of the desert and the ocean,
Of the mountain, rock and river,
Blessed be thy name for ever!

2 Thou, who slumb’rest not nor sleepest,

Blest are they thou kindly keepest;
God of ev'ning's parting ray,
Of midnight's gloom and dawning day,
That rises from the azure sea,
Like breathings of eternity;
God of life, that fadeth never,
Blessed be thy name for ever!

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Hebrews iv, 9. (c. m.)

1 LORD, I believe a rest remains

To all thy people known ;
A rest where pure enjoyment reigns,

And thou art lov'd alone!

2 Celestial Spirit, make me know

That I shall enter in ;
Now, Saviour, now thy power bestow,

And wash me from my sin. 3 Remove this hardness from my heart,

This unbelief remove ;
To me the rest of faith impart,

The sabbath of thy love!
4 Come, O my Saviour, come away,

Into my soul descend,
No longer from thy creature stay,

My Author and my End !

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Psalm xix, 8. (L. M.)

1 I LOVE the sacred book of God,

No other can its place supply;
It points me to the saints' abode ;

It gives me wings, and bids me fly.
2 Sweet book! in thee my eyes discern

The image of my absent Lord :
From thine instructive page I learn

The joys his presence will afford. 3 In thee I read my title clear,

To mansions that will ne'er decay ;
My Lord, oh when will he appear,

And bear his pris'ner far away?
4 Then shall I need thy light no more,

For nothing shall be then conceal'd : When I have reach'd the heav'nly shore,

The Lord himself will stand reveal'd. 5 But while I'm here, thou shalt supply

His place, and tell me of his love ;
I'll read with faith's discerning eye,
And get a taste of joys above!

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Isaiah lxiii, 16. (c. m.)
1 OUR Father sits on yonder throne,

Amidst the hosts above;
He reigns throughout the world alone,

He reigns, the God of love !

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