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Warn me of every sin,
Forgive my secret faults,
Whose crimes exceed my thoughts.
Morning or Evening.
11. For a due improvement of the Sabbath. L. M.
1 This is the day the Lord hath bless’d,
The day to us in mercy given;
The pledge and type of rest in heaven. 2 This day within thy courts, O Lord,
Thy saints delight to seek thy face,
Unfold their wants, implore thy grace. 3 May we the blest assembly join,
To God devote the sacred day ;
Look up to heaven, and learn the way. 4 May we by every Sabbath grow
In grace, humility, and love;
12. The rest of the Sabbath. L. M. 1 LORD of the Sabbath! hear us pray,
In this thy house, on this thy day :
The songs which from thy temple rise. 2 Now met to pray, and bless thy name,
Whose mercies flow each day the same, Whose kind compassions never cease;
We seek instruction-pardon-peace. 3 Thine earthly Sabbaths, Lord! we love ;
But there's a nobler rest above;
From sin, from sorrow, and from pain. 4 O long expected day, begin!
Dawn on this world of woe and sin;
13. God's blessing on Public Worship. c. M. 1 ONCE more we come before our God,
Once more His blessing ask; O may not duty seem a load,
Nor worship prove a task !
In Christ's prevailing name ;
And put our souls in frame.
3 May we receive the word we hear,
Each in an honest heart;
And never with it part.
To each thy blessing suit;
Produce abundant fruit. 5 Revive the parch'd with heavenly showers,
The cold with warmth divine; And as the benefit is ours,
Be all the glory thine!
14. Hymn of Praise. (4.7.)
While Jehovah's praise we sing ;
Be thy gracious name ador'd!
Our humble hallelujahs hear;
Where Thou reign’st supremely great;
4 While on earth ordain'd to stay,
15. For God's blessing in the sanctuary. (4. 6 & 2.8.) 1 In loud exalted strains
The King of glory praise,
Through everlasting days :
Is His delight, His chosen rest. 2 O King of Glory! come,
And with thy favour crown
This people as thine own:
How God can dwell with man below. 3 Now let thine ear attend
Our supplicating cries :
Accepted to the skies :
Here may the listening throng
Of Seraphim above:
16. For God's blessing in the sanctuary. Ps. 132. L. M. 1 God in His temple let us meet,
Low on our knees before Him bend;
Here on His worship we attend. 2 Arise into thy resting-place,
Thou and thine ark of strength, O Lord ! : Shine through the veil, we seek thy face,
Speak, for we hearken to thy word.
Joyful thy chosen people be;
17. For God's blessing on the means of grace. (6. 8.) 1 VOUCHSAFE thy gracious presence, Lord !
Dispose us now to hear thy word ;