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When close to me sad anguish came,

I nam'd aloud Jehovah's name: 3 “Now free my soul, O Lord”

The Lord most true and kind,
The Just One, our Ador'd,-

He bears a Father's mind.
The Lord preserves the simple soul:

I pin'd and shrank; He made me whole. 4 Return, unto thy rest,

Return my weary heart,
With the Lord's bounty blest ;

My rescue, Lord, thou art.
My soul from death, mine eyes from tears,

My feet from falling, God uprears. 5 Now in Jehovah's sight,

To walk at large I'll dare,
In fields of life and light,

Speed fearless here and there.
I have believ'd; my words must flow:

'Twas mine but only to lie low,” 6 “ To cry in anguish sore,

Mankind is but a lie;'
Now, while his love runs o'er,

What offering meet have I ?
The cup of blessing at thy board

I lift, and name thy Name, O Lord. 7 My vows to Israel's King

Make haste and let me pay;
His tribes shall see me bring

Mine homage, due to-day.
The death his holy ones shall die.

Is precious to Jehovah's Eye.
8 Thine am I; - hear from heaven,

Thine own, thine handmaid's son:
My fetters thou hast riven,

My praises thou hast won.
Mysacrifice of thanks I frame,
And call upon Jehovah's name.

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My vows to Israel's King,

Make haste, and let me pay,
'Mid all his people bring

Mine homage due to day;
In his own courts, his holy ground,
Thy bulwarks, Salem, glittering round.

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L. M.-Psalm cxvii.

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I ALL nations, praise the Lord above,

All realms with melody adore;
For mighty o'er us is His love,

The Lord's high truth is evermore.

600.

78.- The same. I HALLELUJAH, praise the Lord !

Praise him every Heathen land; Praise him all with one accord,

Through the earth each scatter'd band. 2 Mighty is the tender love,

Which for us his will hath stor'd; No decay his truth shall

prove : Hallelujah, praise the Lord !

601.
148th M.-Prayer for the Holy Spirit.
1 O THOU that hearest prayer!

Attend our humble cry;
And let thy servants share

Thy blessing from on high:
We plead the promise of thy word,

Grant us thy Holy Spirit, Lord ! 2 If earthly parents hear

Their children when they cry;
If they, with love sincere,

Their children's wants supply ;
Much more wilt thou thy love display,
And answer when thy children pray. .

3 Our heavenly Father! Thou

We—children of thy grace-
0, let thy Spirit now

Descend and fill the place;
That all may feel the heavenly flame,

And all unite to praise thy name. 4 Oh, may that sacred fire,

Descending from above,
Our frozen hearts inspire

With fervent zeal and love;
Enlighten our beclouded eyes,

And teach our grovelling souls to rise. 5 And send thy Spirit down

On all the nations, Lord!
With great success to cro

The preaching of thy word;
That heathen lands may own thy sway,

And cast their idol-gods away.
6 Then shall thy kingdom come

Among our fallen race,
And the whole earth become

The temple of thy grace ;
Whence pure devotion shall ascend,
And songs of praise, till time shall end.
PUBLIC AND SOCIAL WORSHIP.

602. S.M.—The word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than

any two-edged sword.” Heb. iv. 12. 1 THY word, Almighty Lord,

Where'er it enters in,
Is sharper than a two-edged sword,

To slay the man of sin.
2 Thy word is power and life,

It þids confusion cease,
And changes envy, hatred, strife,

To love, and joy, and peace.

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Then let our hearts obey

The gospel's glorious sound;
And all its fruits from day to day,

Be in us and abound.

604.

L. M.-“ Search me, O God!" Ps. cxxxix. 23, 24. 1 SEARCH, Lord ! O search, my inmost heart!

And light, and hope, and joy impart ;
From guilt and error set me free,
And guide me safe to heaven and Thee.

606.
C.M.- Earnestness. Ps. Ixxxiv. 8.
1 LORD God, omnipotent to bless,

My supplication hear;
Guardian of Jacob, to my voice

Incline thy gracious ear. 2 If I have never yet begun

To tread the sacred road,
O teach my wandering feet the way

To Zion's blest abode !
3 Or, if I'm travelling in the path,

Assist me with thy strength,
And let me swift advances make,

And reach thine heaven at length.
4 My care, my hope, my first request,

Are all compris'd in this,
To follow where thy saints have led,
And then partake their bliss.

612.
P. M.—“ Shew me a token for good.” Ps. Ixxxvi. 17.
1 OF thy love some gracious token

Grant us, Lord, before we go ;
Bless thy word which has been spoken,

Life and peace on all bestow,
When we join the world again,
Let our hearts with thee remain;

O direct us,

And protect us!
Till we gain the heavenly shore,
Where thy people want no more.

615.

L. M.- Dismission.
| DISMISS us with thy blessing, Lord ;

Help us to feed upon thy word :
All that has been amiss forgive;
And let thy truth within us live.

616.

S. M.-The same.
1 ONCE more before we part,

We'll bless the Saviour's name,
Record his mercies every heart,

Sing every tongue the same.
Hoard

up

the sacred word,
And feed thereon and grow;
Go on to seek and know the Lord,
And practise what you

know.
617.

L. M.–At parting. 1 LORD, now we part in thy blest name,

In which we here together came;
Grant us our few remaining days

To work thy will, and spread thy praise. 2 Teach us in life and death to bless

The Lord our strength and righteousness;
And grant us all to meet above,
Then shall we better sing thy love!
DOMESTIC AND PRIVATE WORSHIP.

628.

85.-Evening. 1 WHAT though my frail eyelids refuse

Continual watching to keep, And punctual as midnight renews,

Demand the refreshment of sleep;

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