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To bless thy loved abode?
How cease the zeal that in me glows
Thy good to seek, whose walls inclose

The mansions of

my God?

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29.

H. M.

ANONYMOUS.
The Lord's Day Morning.
1 AWAKE, our drowsy souls !

Shake off each slothful band :
The wonders of this day

Our noblest songs demand.
Auspicious morn, thy blissful rays
Bright seraphs hail in songs of praise.
2 At thy approaching dawn

Reluctant death resigned
The glorious Prince of life,

In the dark tomb confined.
Th' angelic host around him bends,
And, 'midst their shouts, the Lord ascends.
3 All hail, triumphant Lord!

Heaven with hosanna rings,
Whilst earth, in humbler strains,

Thy praise responsive sings.
Worthy art thou, who once wast slain,
Through endless years to live and reign.
4 Gird on, great King, thy sword,

Ascend thy conquering, car,
Whilst justice, truth, and love,

Maintain the glorious war.
Victorious thou thy foes shalt tread,
And sin and death in triumph lead.
5 Make bare thy potent arm,

And wing th' unerring dart,
With salutary pangs,

To each rebellious heart.

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To bless thy loved abode ?
How cease the zeal that in me glows
Thy good to seek, whose walls inclose

The mansions of my God ?

29.

H. M. ANONYMOUS.
The Lord's Day Morning.
I AWAKE, our drowsy souls !

Shake off each slothful band:
The wonders of this day

Our noblest songs demand.
Auspicious morn, thy blissful rays
Bright seraphs hail in songs of praise.
2 At thy approaching dawn

Reluctant death resigned
The glorious Prince of life,

In the dark tomb confined.
Th' angelic host around him bends,
And, 'midst their shouts, the Lord ascends.
3 All bail, triumphant Lord!

Heaven with hosanna rings,
Whilst earth, in humbler strains,

Thy praise responsive sings.
Worthy art thou, who once wast slain,
Through endless years to live and reign.
4 Gird on, great King, thy sword,

Ascend thy conquering car,
Whilst justice, truth, and love,

Maintain the glorious war.
Victorious thou thy foes shalt tread,
And sin and death in triumph lead,
6 Make bare thy potent arm,

And wing th' unerring dart,
With salutary pangs

each rebellious heart

Thy son,

31.
L. M.

Watts. Communion with God. Ps. 63. 1 GREAT God, indulge my humble claim;

Thou art my hope, my joy, my rest;
The glories that compose thy name

Stand all engaged to make me blest. 2 Thou great and good ! thou just and wise ! Thou art my Father and my

God : And I am thine by sacred ties

thy servant, bought with blood. 3 With heart, and eyes, and lifted hands,

For thee I long, to thee I look,
As travellers, in thirsty lands,

Pant for the cooling water-brook. 4 With early feet I love t appear

Among thy saints, and seek thy face;
Oft have I seen thy glory here,

And felt the power of sovereign grace. 5 My life itself, without thy love,

No taste of pleasure could afford :
"Twould but a tiresome burden prove,

If I were banished from the Lord.
6 I'll lift my hands, I'll raise my voice,

While I have breath to pray or praise.
This work shall make my heart rejoice,
And spend the remnant of my days.

32.
C. M.

WATTS. Communing with God. Ps. 63. 1 EARLY, my God, without delay,

1 haste to seek thy face: My thirsty spirit faints away Without thy cheering grace.

Watts.

31.

L. M.
Communion with God. Ps. 63.
1 GREAT God, indulge my humble claim;

Thou art my hope, my joy, my rest;
The glories that compose thy name

Stand all engaged to make me blest.
2 Thou great and good! thou just and wise !
Thou art iny Father and

my

God:
And I am thine by sacred ties -

Thy son, thy servant, bought with blood.
3 With heart, and eyes, and listed hands,

For thec I long, to thee I look,
As travellers, in thirsty lands,

Pant for the cooling water-brook.
4 With early feet I love t' appear

Among thy saints, and seek thy face;
On have I seen thy glory here,

And felt the power of sovereign grace.
5 My life itself, without thy love,

No taste of pleasure could afford:
"Twould but a tiresome burden prore,

If I were banished from the Lord.
6 I'll lif my hands, I'll raise my voice,

While I have breath to pray or praise.
This work shall make

my

heart rejoice, And spend the remnant of my days.

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32.
C. M.

Watts.
Communing with God. Ps. 63.
1 EARLY, my God, without delay,

I haste to seek thy face:

Their gentle words, like ointment shed,

Shall never bruise, but cheer, my head. 4 When I behold them prest with grief,

I'll cry to heaven for their relief;
And by my warm petitions prove
How much I prize their faithful love.

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34.

L. M.

*RICHARDS.
Prayer for Divine Manifestations.
1 PERMIT thy suppliants, gracious Lord,

Again to bend th' adoring knee,
And yield their grateful hearts, O God,

In fervent, solemn prayer to thee. 2 Thyself, the way, reveal to all

Of Adam's race the globe around;
And be thy love, in Jesus Christ,

Adored to nature's utmost bound.
3 For nothing less than light and truth

The reign of sin and death can hound;
And life and love alone can flood

The world with peace and joy around.
4 Hear, thou in heaven! and grant these prayers ;

Then all thy churches, filled with light,
And full of truth, and love, and peace,

Shall come with songs to Zion's height, 5 Where light and truth forever shine;

Where life and love eternal reign;
And angels, men, in rapture cry,
So be it, Lord, amen! amen

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35.

L. M.

*BOWRING Evening Hymn. 1 How shall we praise thee, Lord of light! How shall we all thy love declare !

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