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C. M. *Mrs. BARBAULD

The Lord's Day Morning 1 AGAiN the Lord of life and light

Awakes the kindling ray,
Unseals the eyelids of the morn,

And pours increasing day. 2 0, what a night was that which wrapped

The heathen world in gloom!
0, what a sun which broke, this day,

Triumphant from the tomb!
3 This day be grateful homage paid,

And loud hosannas sung;
Let gladness dwell in every heart,

And praise on every tongue.
4 Ten thousand differing lips shall join

To hail this welcome morn,
Which scatters blessings from its wings

To nations yet unborn.
5 Jesus, the friend of human kind,

Was crucified and slain : Behold, the tomb its prey restores ;

Behold, he lives again. 6 And while his conquering chariot wheels

Ascend the lofty skies,
Broken beneath his powerful cross
Death's iron sceptre lies.

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Omniscient God, thy piercing, eye
Can every secret thought explore:
O may thy grace our hearts refine,

And fix our thoughts on things divine. 3 The word of life dispensed to-day

Invites us to a heavenly feast.
May every ear the call obey;
Be every heart a humble guest;
O bid the wretched sons of need

On soul-reviving dainties feed.
4 Thy Spirit's powerful aid impart;

O may thy word, with life divine,
Engage the ear, and warm the heart;

Then shall the day indeed be thine;
Then shall our souls adoring own
The grace which calls us to thy throne.

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L. M.

*WATTS. Sabbath on Earth, and in Heaven. Ps. 92. 1 Sweet is the work, my God, my King,

To praise thy name, give thanks, and sing; To show thy love by morning light,

And talk of all thy truth at night. 2 Sweet is the day of sacred rest!

No mortal cares shall seize my breast.
O may my heart in tune be found,

Like David's harp of solemn sound. 3 My heart shall triumph in the Lord,

And bless his works, and bless his word : Thy works of grace, how bright they shine!

How deep thy counsels, how divine! 4. And I shall share a glorious part When grace hath well refined my heart,

Omniscient God, thy piercing, eye
Can every secret thought explore:
O may thy grace our hearts refine,

And fix our thoughts on things divine.
3 The word of life dispensed 10-day

Invites us to a heavenly feast.
May every ear the call obey;
Be every heart a humble guest;
O bid the wretched sons of need

On soul-reviving dainties feed.
4 Thy Spirit's powerful aid impart;

O may thy word, with life divine,
Engage the ear, and warm the heart;
Then shall the day indeed be thine;
Then shall our souls adoring own
The grace which calls us to thy throne.

24.

L. M. *WATTS.
Sabbath on Earth, and in Heaven. Ps. 92.
I SWEET is the work, my God, my King,

To praise thy name, give thanks, and sing;
To show thy love by morning light

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And talk of all thy truth at night.
2 Sweet is the day of sacred rest!

No mortal cares shall seize my breast.
O may my heart in tune be found,

Like David's harp of solemn sound.
3 My heart shall triumph in the Lord,

And bless his works, and bless his word:
Thy works of grace, how bright they shine!

How deep thy counsels, how divine!
4 And I shall share a glorious part
When
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hath well refined my heart,
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S. M.

*WATTS. Rejoicing in the Lord's Day. 1 WELCOME, sweet day of rest,

That saw the Lord arise ; Welcome to this reviving breast,

And these rejoicing eyes. 2 The King himself comes near,

And feasts his saints to-day : Here we may sit, and see him here, And love, and praise, and

pray. 3 One day amidst the place

Where my dear Lord hath been, Is sweeter than ten thousand days

Of folly and of sin.
4 My willing soul would stay

In such a frame as this,
Till called to leave this house of clay

For everlasting bliss.

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H. M.

*HAYWARD.
Invocation, for Lord's Day Morning.
1 WELCOME, delightful morn,

Thou day of sacred rest!
We hail thy glad return :

Lord, make these moments blest.
From low delights and mortal toys
We soar to reach immortal joys.
2 Now may the King descend,

And fill his throne of grace;
Thy sceptre, Lord, extend,

While we address thy face.
O let us feel thy quickening word,
And learn to know and fear the Lord.

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26. S. M.

*WATTS.
Rejoicing in the Lord's Day.
1 WELCOME, sweet day of rest,

That saw the Lord arise ;
Welcome to this reviving breast,

And these rejoicing eyes.
2 The King himself comes near,

And feasts his saints to-day:
Here we may sit, and see him here,

And love, and praise, and pray.
3 One day amidst the place

Where my dear Lord hath been,
Is sweeter than ten thousand days

Of folly and of sin.
4 My willing soul would stay

In such a frame as this,
Till called to leave this house of clay

For everlasting bliss.

27. H. M. *HAYWARD

Invocation, for Lord's Day Morning.
1 WELCOME, delightful morn,

Thou day of sacred rest!
We hail thy glad return :

Lord, make these moments blest.
From low delights and mortal toys
We soar to reach immortal joys.
2 Now may the King descend,

And fill his throne of grace;
Thy sceptre, Lord, extend,

While we address thy face.
O let us feel thy quickening word,
And learn to know and fear the Lord.

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