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To leave my dear friends, and, with neighbors to part, And go from my home, affects not my eart, Like the thought of abstaining myself for a da From that blest retreat, I have chosen to pray; I have chosen to pray.
2 Dear bower where the pine and the pop
lar leaves spread,
And woven their branches a roof o'er my head;
How oft have I knelt on the ever-green there,
And poured out my soul to my Saviour in prayer;
To my Saviour in prayer.
3 The early shrill notes of a lov’d nightingale That dwelt in the bower, I observ’d as my bell; It called me to duty while birds in the air; Sung anthems of praises as # went to prayer; As I went to prayer.
4 How sweet were the zephyrs, perfum’d
In answer to prayer.
5 For Jesus my Saviour oft deigned to
6 Dear bower I must leave you and bid
new, - Well knowing my Saviour resides every where, And can in all places give answer to prayer; Give answer to prayer.
THQU, who ruls’t the stormy deep, And bidst the billows rise; By thy command the heaving deep Ne'er meets the lofty skies. .
2. By thy good will our trusty bark
3 Throughout the voyage of life, do thou
W HEN morn awakes our hearts,
To pour the early prayer;
When toil-worn day departs.
When those our souls love best
To ask thy peace and rest—
2. When worldly snares without.
And evil thoughts within,
Of grace would raise a doubt,
When human strength proves frail,
When faith begins to fail—
3 When in our cup of mirth
The drop of trembling falls,
And the frail drops of earth
When back we gaze with grief,
When faileth man's relief—
4 And when death’s awful hand
HRIST hath a table richly spread. ...a
Come, all ye needy, come and buy,
If you would live with Christ on high.
2 His blood was shed for you and me,
3 And since in Adam all have died,
Ho, that heavenly grace,
Though he may often seem abas'd,
2 The scripture says, if we would be
3 To Jacobs God I now will seek