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2 Hence ye vain cares and trifles, fly!
Where God resides, disturb no more;
Can every secret thought explore :
3 Thy Spirit's powerful aid impart,
And bid thy word, with life divine,
Then shall the day indeed be thine;
Praise for the Sabbath. (4. 6 & 2. 8.)
Your joyful homage pay:
On this auspicious morn
And vanquish'd all our foes :
All hail, triumphant Lord !
Thy praise responsive sings :
6. For the Morning of the Sabbath. (4. 10.) 1 AGAiN the day returns of holy rest, Which, when He made the world, Jehovah
blest, When, like His own, He bade our labours
cease, And all be piety, and all be peace. 2 Let us devote this consecrated day,
To learn His will, and all we learn obey; In pure religion's hallow'd duties share,
And join in penitence, and join in prayer. 3 So shall the God of mercy pleas'd receive
That only tribute man has power to give, So shall He hear, while fervently we raise
Our choral harmony in hymns of praise. 4 Father of heaven! in whom our hopes
confide, Whose power defends us, and whose pre
cepts guide, In life our guardian, and in death our friend, Glory supreme be thine till time shall end. 7. For the Morning of the Sabbath. (4. 8 & 2. 6.)
1 The festal morn, O God! is come,
Thy presence to adore :
And tread the sacred floor. 2 E'en now to our enraptur'd eyes The heaven-built towers of Salem rise !
E’en now, with glad survey,
And shine with cloudless day.
Their tribute thither bring :
And hail the Immortal King.
8. Praise for the Sabbath. Ps. 118. c. M. 1 This is the day the Lord hath made;
He calls the hours His own;
And praise surround the throne.
2 To-day He rose, and left the dead,
And Satan's empire fell ;
And all His wonders tell. 3 Bless'd be the Lord, who comes to men,
The messenger of grace, Descending in His Father's name,
To save our guilty race.
The church on earth can raise ;
Shall yield Him nobler praise.
Seeking God in the sanctuary.
1 LORD! in the morning Thou shalt hear
My voice ascending high ;
To Thee lift up mine eye.
To taste thy mercies there; I will frequent thy holy court,
And worship in thy fear. 3 From vanity O turn mine eyes ;
Let no corrupt design, Nor any selfish wish arise
Within this soul of mine.
4 O may thy Spirit guide my feet
In ways of truth and grace; Make every path of duty straight
And plain before my face.. 5 All they, who love and fear thy name,
Shall see their hopes fulfill'd; . The mighty God shall compass them
With favour as a shield.
10. The Light of the Gospel. Ps. 19. S. M. 1 BEHOLD, the morning sun
Begins his glorious way:
And life and light convey.
It spreads diviner light;
And gives the blind their sight.
My gracious God, how plain
Are thy directions given !
But find the path to heaven.
I hear thy word with love,
And I would fain obey :
To guide me, lest I stray.