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75. Thanksgiving Hymn for the Afternoon of a Sacra

ment Day. D. c. M. 1 Thou, God, all glory, honour, power

Art worthy to receive;
Since all things by Thy power were made,

And by Thy bounty live.
And worthy is the Lamb, all power,

Honour, and wealth to gain,
Glory and strength ; who for our sins

A sacrifice was slain.
2 All worthy Thou, who hast redeem'd

And ransom'd us to God,
From every nation, every coast,

By Thy most precious blood.
Blessing and honour, glory, power,

By all in earth and heaven,
To Him that sits upon the throne,

And to the Lamb, be given.

76. Entreating the Lord's remembrance. C. M. 1 0 Thou, from whom all goodness flows !

I lift my heart to Thee;
In all my sorrows, conflicts, woes,

Good Lord, remember me.
2 When on my guilty, burden'd heart

My sins lie heavily,
My pardon speak, new peace impart,

In love remember me.

3 Temptations sore obstruct my way,

And ills I cannot flee :
O! give me strength, Lord, as my day,

For good remember me.
4 If for thy sake, upon my name,

Shame and reproach shall be,
All hail, reproach, and welcome, shame,

If Thou remember me.
5 When in the solemn hour of death,

I wait thy just decree, • Be this the prayer of my last breath,

Good Lord, remember me.



The death of friends. c. m. 1 Why do we mourn departed friends,

Or shrink at death's alarms ? 'Tis but the voice their Saviour sends,

To call them to His arms.
2 Why should we tremble to convey

Their bodies to the tomb ?
There the exalted Saviour lay,

And cheer'd its dreary gloom. 3 The graves of all His saints He bless'd,

And soften'd every bed :
Where should the dying members rest

But with their dying Head ?”

4 Thence He arose, ascending high,

And show'd our feet the way:
Up to our Lord our souls shall fly,

At the great rising day.
5 Then let the last loud trumpet sound,

And bid our kindred rise;
Awake, ye nations under ground,

Ye saints, ascend the skies !

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1 How swift the torrent rolls,

That hastens to the sea !
How strong the tide that bears our souls

On to eternity!
2 Our fathers where are they?

With all they call’d their own,
Their joys and griefs, and hopes and cares,

And wealth and honour gone! 3 There, where the fathers lie,

Must all the children dwell; Nor other heritage possess,

But such a gloomy cell.
4 God of our fathers, hear,

Thou everlasting Friend!
While we, on life's extremest verge,

Our souls to Thee commend.

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Of all the pious dead
May we the footsteps trace,
Till with them in the land of light

We dwell before thy face.

79. Man admonished of his latter end.

C. m.

1 HEAVEN hath confirm’d the great decree,

That Adam's race must die;
One general ruin sweeps them down,

And low in dust they lie.
2 Ye living men, survey the tomb,

Where you must quickly dwell:
Hark, how the awful summons sounds

In every funeral knell.
3 Once you must die, and, once for all,

The solemn purport weigh;
For, know, that heaven and hell depend

On that important day. 4 Those eyes, though long in darkness veild,

Must wake, the Judge to see;
And every deed, and word, and thought,

Must pass His scrutiny.
5 May we in Thee, the Judge, behold

Our Saviour and our Friend,
And far above the reach of death,

With all thy saints ascend.


The solemnities of the future judgment.

(4, 8 & 3, 7,)

1 GREAT God! what do I see and hear!

The end of things created !
The judge of mankind doth appear

On clouds of glory seated.
The trumpet sounds! the graves restore
The dead, which they contain'd before !

Prepare, my soul, to meet Him.

Confirmation. 81. Intercession for children about to be confirmed.

L, M. 1 Look down, O Lord! and on our youth

Bestow the gifts of heavenly grace;
And let the seed of sacred truth

Find in each mind a fruitful place. 2 Soon to appear before thy sight,

Their vow and promise to renew,
Prepare them for the solemn rite;

Bid each his heart and life review.
3 The cross that mark'd their infant brow,
May it a faithful emblem prove,
That they shall keep that sacred vow,
And walk as children of thy love.

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