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“Hold Thou up my goings in Thy paths, that my footsteps slip not.” 119. O THOU, Who dost all nature sway, Dread TRINITY in Unity! Accept the trembling praise we pay To Thy eternal Majesty.

Almighty LORD ! whatever guilt
Satan hath wrought in us this night,

May it before Thy Presence melt,
Like mist before the morning light.

Grant us a body pure within,
A wakeful heart, a ready will;

Grant us, by no deep cherished sin,
The fervour of the soul to chill.

Fill Thou our souls, Redeemer true !
With Thy most pure celestial ray !

So may we walk in safety through
All the temptations of the day.

FATHER of mercies' hear our cry,
Hear us, O sole-begotten SoN

Who, with the Holy GHosT most high,
Reignest while endless ages run.

“Thou makest him to have dominion of the works of Thy jo, : and Thou hast put all things in subjection under his 12O. AND now, O GOD, Thy Mind resolves, A holier work to frame; A ruler for Thy new-made world, A herald of Thy Name.

And man is made : to favoured dust
The breath of life is given;

The likeness of a holy GoD,
The lineaments of heaven.

The wide expanse of earth must own
His delegated sway,

To GoD alone, his rightful LoRD,
Due homage he must pay.

Alas for man corrupt, depraved,
The yoke he will not wear:

Wile dust presumes with GoD above
A rival front to rear.

And, oh! from hence what wretchedness
The world hath overspread;

If JESUS had not succoured us,
E'en hope itself were dead.

O! praise the FATHER, and the SoN,
Who saved us by His death,

And Holy GHOST, Who quickens us
By His celestial Breath.

“O Lord, be gracious unto us; we have waited for Thee: be Thou their arm every morning, our salvation also in the time of trouble.”

121. GLORY of the Heavens Supernal,

Blessed Hope of all on earth,
Sole-Begotten of the Eternal,
Spotless Virgin's Virgin Birth !

Thy Right Hand to us extending,
LORD, our soul in calmness raise,

Till to GoD in hymns ascending,
We be kindled all to praise.

Morning's star is risen and shining,
Herald of day's glory bright,
Night's dun shadows are declining;
hed on us Thine holy Light;

Light, that this world's night dispelling
In our senses may abide,

In our breasts for ever dwelling,
Sanctified till glorified.

Deep through all our hearts entwined
There be fixed, nor ever move,

Faith and Hope in gladness joined,
With their j sister Love.

To the FATHER lauds unending,
To the SoN and SPIRIT Blest,

Still from aye to aye ascending,
Be throughout all worlds addrest.

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“And God made the beast of the earth after his kind, and cattle after their kind, and everything that creepeth upon the earth after his kind.” 122. MAKER of men | Who by Thyself, All things in wisdom ordering, Didst from the quickening earth bring forth Wild beasts, and every creeping thing;

At Whose command, instinct with life,
Huge forms emerged from shapeless clay;

Ordained, through their appointed times,
Man, Thy frail servant, to obey:

Expel from us wild passions, LORD,
ith all the reptile brood of sin;
Nor suffer vice, familiar grown,
To make itself a home within.

Hereafter grant Thine endless joys,
Here Thy continual grace supply;

Loosen the guilty chains of strife,
I)raw close the bonds of unity.

FATHER of mercies' hear our cry,
Hear us, O sole-begotten SoN

Who, with the Holy Ghost most high,
Reignest while endless ages run.

“Let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth so easily beset us, and let us run with patience the race that is set before us, looking unto Jesus the Author and Finisher of our faith, Who for the joy that was set before Him, endured the Cross, despising the shame.” 123. ANGELs, lament, behold your GoD Man's sinful likeness wears; Behold, upon the accursed tree, Man's sins the SAVIOUR bears.

O CHRIST, with wondering minds we see
What mighty love was Thine !

Did GoD consent to suffer thus,
And, oh! shall man repine P

No, SAviour, no! the power of death
Thy Cross hath overcome;

To save us not from earthly woe,
But from the eternal doom.

The flesh may shrink, but we submit
Whate'er our cross may be :

So Thou by grace enable us
To bear it after Thee.

Thy stripes have healed us, and Thy Blood
Our guilty stains effaced;

Then may Thy Name by sins of ours
Be never more disgraced.

Praise GoD, Who gave His only SoN
To be for sinners slain,

And Holy SPIRIT by Whose Breath
Our souls are raised again.

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“Hear my crying, O God: give ear unto my prayer.”
124. O THou eternal Source of love,
Ruler of nature's scheme,
In substance One, in Persons Three,
Omniscient and Supreme !

For Thy dear mercy's sake, receive
The strains and tears we pour,

And purify our hearts to taste
Thy sweetness more and more.

Our flesh, our reins, our spirits, LORD,
In Thy clear fire refine,

Break down the self-indulgent will,
Gird us with strength divine.

So may all we, who here are met
Thy holy Name to bless,

One day, in our eternal home,
Thine endless joys possess.

FATHER of Mercies! hear our cry;
Hear us, Co-equal SON,

Who reignest with the Holy GHosT,
While ceaseless ages run.

“Let us labour therefore to enter into that rest, lest any man fall after the same example of unbelief.” 125. AND now Thy labours, LORD, are done, And on the sixth returning sun, Thou to Thy work hast set the bound,— The heavens take up the gladsome sound.

But while the Sabbath now is blest,
And consecrate to endless rest,
Another labour doth demand
The great Creator’s mighty hand.

For all things now have found a tongue,
Together raise one rival song,
Together, earth, and sea, and stars;–
One sinner the glad concert mars.

Our heart of stone, LoRD, from us take,
And fleshly hearts within us make,
That so abounding fruits of love
A welcome hymn to Thee may prove.

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