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2 To us that sacred word apply,
With sovereign power and energy ;
Teach us to know and do thy will ;
18. Communion of Saints. (4.7.) 1 GREAT the joy when Christians meet; Christian fellowship, how sweet ! When their theme of praise the same)
They exalt Jehovah's name. 2 Sing we then eternal love,
Such as did the Father move;
Lov'd the world, and gave His Son.
4 Sing we toe the Spirit's love,
With our stubborn hearts He strove;
Turn'd our night to glorious day. 5 Great the joy, the union sweet,
When the saints in glory meet;
19. For the Sabbath. Ps. 92. C.M.
To praise thy glorious name:
By night thy truth proclaim.
And seek thy house of prayer,
And all thy works declare. 3 Tho' sensual hearts, unchang’d by grace,
Such heavenly joys despise,
Thy day of rest to prize.
4 Till, fix'd within thy courts above,
Far nobler songs we raise;
20. For the Lord's Day.-Praise. D. C. M. 1 THE LORD of Sabbath let us praise
In concert with the blest ;
Employ an endless rest.
We blest and pious grow;
Triumphant here below.
Of glory was display'd
This universe was made.
With grief and pain extreme : 'Twas great to speak a world from nought,
'Twas greater to redeem.
21. Delight in Public Worship. L. M. 1 LORD, how delightful 'tis to see
A whole assembly worship Thee !
They hear of heaven, and learn the way. 2 I have been there, and still would go :
'Tis like a little heaven below:
3 O write upon my memory, Lord,
The texts and doctrines of thy word !
But love Thee better than before. 4 With thoughts of Christ, and things divine,
Fill up this foolish heart of mine :
22. Praise for daily mercies. L. M. 1 O God, how endless is thy love!
Thy gifts are every evening new; And morning mercies from above Gently distil like early dew.
2 Thou spread'st the curtains of the night, Great Guardian of our sleeping hours ! Thy sovereign word restores the light,
And quickens all our languid powers.
To Thee we consecrate our days:
Demand perpetual songs of praise. 4 Praise God, from whom all blessings flow;
Praise Him, all creatures here below;
23. The Lord's Day. c. M. 1 This is the temple of the Lord ;
Approach His throne of grace! With meekness let us hear His word,
With reverence seek His face.
Let young and old rejoice;
Whose service is our choice.
3 This is the homage He requires
The voice of praise and prayer,
Ourselves and all we are.
4 While rich and poor for mercy call,
Propitious from the skies,
Accepts the sacrifice. 5 Well pleas'd, through Jesus Christ the Son,
From sin He grants release ;
He bids them go in peace.