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23, 24. THE SABBATH.

Night will not veil his ceaseless ray,
The heavenly Sabbath never dies.

23. The Sabbath. L. M. Uxbridge. Mrs. Gilman. 1 WE bless Thee for this sacred day, Thou, who hast every blessing given, Which sends the dreams of earth away, And yields a glimpse of opening heaven.

2 Rich day of holy thoughtful rest,
May we enjoy thy calm repose;
And, in thy service truly blest,
Forget the world, its joys and woes.

3 Lord! may thy truth, upon the heart,
Now fall and dwell as heavenly dew,
And flowers of grace in freshness start,
Where once the weeds of error grew.

4 May prayer now lift her sacred wings,
Contented with that aim alone,

Which bears her to the King of Kings,
And rests her at his sheltering throne.

24. Commencing Hymn. 8's & 7's M. Greenville. J. Taylor.

1 FAR from mortal cares retreating,
Sordid hopes and fond desires,
Here our willing footsteps meeting,
Every heart to heaven aspires.

2 From the fount of glory beaming, Light celestial cheers our eyes; * Mercy from above proclaiming Peace and pardon from the skies.


3 Who may share this great salvation?
Every pure and humble mind;
Every kindred, tongue and nation,
From the dross of guilt refined.

4 Blessings all around bestowing,
God withholds his care from none;
Grace and mercy ever flowing
From the fountain of his throne.

5 Lord, with favor still attend us;
Bless us with thy wondrous love;
Thou, our sun and shield, defend us:
All our hope is from above.

25. Evening Hymn. S. M. - Olmutz. 1 THE sun has gone to rest, The bee forsakes the flower; The young bird slumbers in its nest, Within the leafy bower.

3 Where have I been this day?
Into what follies run ?
Forgive me, Father, when I pray
Through Jesus Christ, thy Son.

3 When all my days are o'er,
And in the tomb I rest,
Oh may my ransom'd spirit soar
Up to a Saviour's breast.

26. Closing Hymn. 8's & 7's M. Sicily. 1 LoRD, dismiss us with thy blessing, Hope and comfort from above:



Let us each, thy peace possessing,
Triumph in redeeming love.

2 Thanks we give, and adoration,
For thy gospel's joyful sound;
May the fruits of thy salvation
In our hearts and lives abound.

3 Make us gentle, kind and lowly;

Teach us, Father, by thy word,
How we may be good and holy,

Like to Jesus Christ our Lord.

27. Closing Hymn. L. M.
1 FATHER, once more let grateful praise
And humble prayer to thee ascend;
Thou Guide and Guardian of our ways,
Our early and our only Friend.

2 Since every day and hour that's gone
Has been with mercy richly crown'd,
Mercy, we know, shall still flow on,
Forever sure, as time rolls round.

3 Hear then the parting prayers we pour,
And bind our hearts in love alone;
And if we meet on earth no more, .

May we at last surround thy throne.

28. Benediction. 8's & 7's M.
Sicily. -
1 MAY the grace of Christ our Saviour,
And the Father's boundless love,
With the holy Spirit's favor,
Rest upon us from above.

DOXOLOGY. 29, 30.

2 Thus may we abide in union
With each other and the Lord ;
And possess, in sweet communion,
Joys which earth cannot afford.

29. Dowology. L. M. Old Hundred. Watts. 1 FROM all that dwell below the skies, Let the Creator's praise arise; Let the Redeemer's name be sung, Thro’ every land, by every tongue.

2 Eternal are thy mercies, Lord ;
Eternal truth attends thy word;
Thy praise shall sound from shore to shore,
Till suns shall rise and set no more.

30. Songs of Praise. 7’s M. Wilmot. Montgomery. 1 SoNgs of praise the angels sang, Heaven with hallelujahs rang, When Jehovah's work begun, When he spake and it was done.

2 Songs of praise awoke the morn,
When the Prince of peace was born ;
Songs of praise arose, when he
Captive led captivity.

3 Heaven and earth must pass away,
Songs of praise shall crown that day;
God will make new heavens and earth,
Songs of praise shall hail their birth.

4 And will man alone be dumb,
Till that glorious kingdom come?


No: the church delights to raise
Psalms, and hymns, and songs of praise.

5 Saints below, with heart and voice,
Still in songs of praise rejoice;
Learning here by faith and love
Songs of praise to sing above.

6 Borne upon their latest breath,
Songs of praise shall conquer death;
Then amidst eternal joy,
Songs of praise their powers employ.

31. Praise for Creation and Provi- C. M.

- dence.
Ballerma. Watts.

1 I sing the mighty power of God
That made the mountains rise;
That spread the flowing seas abroad,
And built the lofty skies.

2 I sing the wisdom that ordained
The sun to rule the day;
The moon shines full at his command,
And all the stars obey.

3 I sing the goodness of the Lord,
Who fills the earth with food;
He formed the creatures by his word,
And then pronounced them good.

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