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And walls of strength embrace thee round!

In thee our tribes appear

To pray, and praise, and hear
The sacred gospel's joyful sound.
3 There David's greater Son

Has fixed his royal throne;
He sits for grace and judgment there :

He bids the saint be glad,

He makes the sinner sad,
And bumble souls rejoice with fear.
4 May peace attend thy gate,

And jos within thee wait,
To bless the soul of every guest.

The man that seeks thy peace,

And wishes thine increase,
A thousand blessings on him rest.
5 My tongue repeats her vows —

Peace to this sacred house,
For here my friends and kindred dwell:

And since my glorious God

Makes thee his blest abode,
My soul shall ever love thee well.?

WATTS.

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Blessedness of Public Worship. Ps. 84.
1 How pleasant, how divinely fair,

O Lord of hosts, thy dwellings are!
With long desire my spirit faints

To meet ih' assemblies of thy saints. 2 My flesh would rest in thine abode;

My panting heart cries out for God:
My God! my King! why should I be

So far from all my joys and thee? 3 Blest are the saints who sit on

thy throne of majesty

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Where God resorts,
I love it more to keep the door

Than shine in courts. 4 O happy souls that pray,

Where God appoints to hear !
O happy men that pay
Their constant service there!

They praise thee still ;
And happy they that love the way

To Zion's hill!
5 They go from strength to strength

Through this dark vale of tears,
Till each arrives at length –
Till each in heaven appears.

O glorious seat,
When God, our King, shall thither bring

Our willing feet.

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Delight in Public Worship. Ps. 84.
1 GREAT God, attend, while Zion sings

The joy that from thy presence springs.
To spend one day with thee on earth

Exceeds a thousand days of mirth. 2 Might I enjoy the meanest place

Within thy house, O God of grace,
Not tents of ease, nor thrones of power,

Should tempt my feet to leave thy door. 3 God is our sun - he makes our day;

God our shield – he guards our way
From all th' assaults of hell and sin,

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From foes without and foes within. 4 All needful grace will God bestow, And

that grace with glory too.

crown

Where God resorts,
I love it more to keep the door

Than shine in courts.
4 0 happy souls that pray,

Where God appoints to hear !
O happy men that pay
Their constant service there!

They praise thee still ;
And happy they that love the way

To Zion's hill:
5 They go from strength to strength

Through this dark vale of tears,
Till each arrives at length
Till each in heaven appears.

O glorious seat,
When God, our King, shall thither bring

Our willing feet.

*WATTS.

13. L. M.

Delight in Public Worship. Ps. 84.
I Great God, attend, while Zion sings

The joy that from thy presence springs.
To spend one day with thee on earth

Exceeds a thousand days of mirth. 2 Might I enjoy the meanest place

Within thy house, O God of grace,
Not tents of ease, nor thrones of power,

Should tempt my feet to leave thy door. 3 God is our sun - he makes our

God is our shield — he guards our way
From all th' assaults of hell and sin,

From foes without and foes within.
4 All needful grace will God bestow,
And crown that grace with glory too.

day;

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2 But we have no such lengths to go,

Nor wander far abroad : Where'er thy saints assemble now

There is a house for God.
3 Arise, O King of grace, arise,

And enter to thy rest :
Lo, thy church waits with longing eyes

Thus to be owned and blessed. 4 Enter with all thy glorious train,

Thy Spirit and thy word;
All that the ark did once contain

Could no such grace afford.
5 Here, mighty God, accept our vows;

Here let thy praise be spread ; Bless the provisions of thy house,

And fill thy poor with bread. 6 Here let the Son of David reign

Let God's Anointed shine; Justice and truth his court maintain,

With love and power divine.

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*E. TAYLOR.
Call to the House of Prayer.
1 COME to the house of prayer,

O ye afflicted, come:
The God of peace shall meet you there -

He makes that house his home. 2 Come to the house of praise,

Ye who are happy now;
In sweet accord your voices raise,

In kindred homage bow.
3 Ye aged, hither come,
For ye have felt his love:

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2 But we have no such lengths to go,

Nor wander far abroad:
Where'er thy saints assemble now

There is a house for God.
3 Arise, O King of grace, arise,

And enter to thy rest :
Lo, thy church waits with longing eyes

Thus to be owned and blessed.
4 Enter with all thy glorious train, —

Thy Spirit and thy word ;
All that the ark did once contain
Could no such

grace

afford.
5 Here, mighty God, accept our vows ;

Here let thy praise be spread ;
Bless the provisions of thy house,

And fill thy poor with bread.
6 Here let the Son of David reign-

Let God's Anointed shine;
Justice and truth his court maintain,

With love and power divine.

16.

S. M. *E. TAYLOR.
Call to the House of Prayer.
1 Come to the house of prayer,

O ve afflicted, come:
The God of peace shall meet you there -

He makes that house his home.
2 Come to the house of praise,

Ye who are happy now;
In sweet accord your voices raise,

In kindred homage bow.
3 Ye aged, hither come

ye have felt his love

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