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2 So, when the transient storm is past,
The sudden gloom, and driving show'r;
The same subject.
And as the setting sun
Our parting beams be gone.
Our sacred rites attend;
Till life's short journey end :
Our virtue still improve;
Of never-fading love.
544. L. M. DODDRIDGE.
The Christian farewell.
Wide thro' all nature spreads abroad:
In ev'ry place thy children keep.
Thou dost our lives and pow'rs sustain ;
3 To thee we now commit our ways,
And still implore thy heav'nly grace; Still cause thy face on us to shine,
And guard and guide us still as thine. 4 Give us, in thy beloved house,
Again to pay our grateful vows;
Domestic and Private Worship.
Of It will readily occur to the intelligent reader, that
many of the hymns classed under this head are not exclusively confined either to domestic or private worship, but
may with great propriety be used in public assemblies of Christians.
545. L. M. DODDRIDGE.
Family religion. 1 FATHER of men ! thy care we bless, Which crowns our families with
peace From thee they sprung, and by thy hand
Their root and branches are sustain'd. 2 To God, most worthy to be prais’d,
Be our domestic altars rais'd;
With saints in their obscurest celi. 3 To thee let each united house,
Morning and night, present its vows :
Be taught thy precepts and thy grace. 4 O may each future age proclaim
The honours of thy glorious name;
While pleas'd, and thankful, we remove
546. L. M. Miss SCOTT.
Family religion. 1 WHERE’ER the LORD shall build my
The sacrifice of pray’r and praise.
Shall search the records of thy law;
With filial reverence and awe.
Indulgent providence afford,
Our grateful tribute to the LORD. 4 Here may he fix his sacred seat,
And spread the banner of his love ;
547. C. M. D. TAYLOR'S COLLECTION.
The same subject. 1 GREAT GOD! where'er we pitch our tent,
Let us an altar raise ;
Our sacrifice of praise.
2 To thee we give our health and strength,
While health and strength shall last; For future mercies humbly trust,
Nor e'er forget the past.
548. S. M. WATTS.
Domestic peace and harmony. 1 LO, what a pleasing sight
Are brethren that agree!
In bands of piety!
Such streams of comfort flow,
Nor honours can bestow. 3 All in their stations move,
And each performs his part,
With sympathizing heart : 4 Form’d for the purest joys,
By one desire possest;
To make each other blest. 5 No bliss can equal theirs,
Where such affections meet :
Make their communion sweet.