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Laying the Foundation Stone, fa. 2 Accept our faint attempts to love, R ita

Our frailties, Lord, forgive; .-'
We would be like thy saints above,

And praise thee while we live.
3 Increase, O Lord, our faith and hope,

And fit us to ascend, - No
Where the assembly ne'er breaks up,

The Sabbath ne'er shall end: 4 Where we shall breathe in heavenly air, To

With heavenly lustre shine;
Before the throne of God appear,

And feast on love divine:
5 Where we, in high seraphic strains,

Shall all our powers employ;
Delighted range the ethereal plains,

And take our fill of joy. BROWNE.


HYMN 306. L.M. Laying the Foundation Stone of a Place of

This stone to thee in faith we lay :

We build the temple, Lord, to thee;
Thy eye be open, night and day,

'i'o guard this house and sanctuary. 2 Here when thy people seek thy face,

And dying sinners pray to live,
Hear thou in heaven thy dwelling-place;

And when thou hearest, oh, forgive! 3 Here when thy messengers proclaim

The blessed gospel of thy Son;
Still by the power of his great name,
Be mighty signs and wonders done.

On Opening a Place of Worship. 4 Hosanna to their heavenly King,

When children's voices raise that song; Hosanna let their angels sing,

And heaven with earth the strain prolong. 5 But will, indeed, Jehovah deign,

Here to abide, no transient guest? Here will the world's Redeemer reign?

And here the Holy Spirit rest ? 6 That glory never hence depart

Yet choose pot, Lord, this house alone:
Thy kingdom come to every heart,
In every bosom fix thy throne.

HYMN 307. L.M.
On Opening a Pluce of Worship.
GREAT God, thy watchful care we bless,
Which guards our synagogues in peace;
Nor dare tumultuous foes invade,

To fill thy worshippers with dreau.
2 These walls we to thy honour raise,

Long may they echo to thy praise;
And thou, descending, fill the place,
With choicest tokens of thy grace.
3 Here let the Great Redeemer reign,

With all the graces of his train;
While power divine his word attends,

To conquer foes, and cheer his friends.
4 And in the great decisive day,
When God the nations shall survey,
May it before the world appear,
That crowds were born to glory here.

HYMN 308. 4-6's & 2-8's.

The same.
In sweet exalted strains,
The King of glory praise !

On Opening a Place of Worship.
O'er heaven and earth he reigns,

Through everlasting days;
He with a nod the world controls,

Sustains or sinks the distant poles. 2 To earth he bends his throne,

His throne of grace divine;
Wide is his bounty known,

And wide his glories shine;
Fair Salem, still his chosen rest,

Is with his smiles and presence blest. 3 Then, King of glory, come,

And with thy favour crown
This temple as thy dome,

This people as thy own:
Beneath this roof, oh! deign to show
How God can dwell with men below.

Here may thy ear attend
Our interceding cries,
And grateful praise ascend

All fragrant to the skies :
Here may thy word melodious sound, :
And spread celestial joys around.

Here may the attentive throng
Imbibe thy truth and love ;
And converts join the song

Of seraphim above;
And willing crowds surround thy board.
With sacred joy and sweet accord.

Here may our unborn sons
And daughters sound thy praise,
And shine like polish'd stones,

Through long succeeding days:
Here, Lord, display thy saving power,
While temples stand, and men adore. I

HYMN 309. C.M.

The same.
COME, Saviour, and our souls inspire

To feel how good thou art;
Send down a flame of sacred fire

To cheer each waiting heart."

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On Opening a Place of Worship.

2 Dear Shepherd of thy people, here

Thy glories now display:
As thou hast given a place for prayer,

Lord, give us hearts to pray.
3 Show us some token of thy love,

Our fainting hope to raise ;
And pour thy blessings from above,

That we may render praise.
4 Within these walls let holy peace,

And love, and concord dwell :
Here give the troubled conscience ease,

The wounded spirit heal.
The feeling heart, the streaming eye,

The humbled mind bestow :
And shine upon us from on high,

To make our graces grow.
6 May we in faith receive thy word,

In faith present our prayers;
And in the presence of our Lord

Unbosom all our cares. 7 Lord, send the gospel's joyful sound,

Enforced by mighty grace;
Awaken many sinners round,

To come and fill the place.
HYMN 310. 4-6's & 2-8's.

- The same.
Exalt the King of kings!

Rehearse his praise profound:
Exalted seraphs join,

And loud responses sound;
The Lord descends from realms of day,

And deigna to dwell in tents of clay. 2 Adore his care divine,

Which does, from age to age,
Ambassadors provide

To unfold the sacred page :
To show our feet the blissful road,
That leads to heaven, that leads to God.

Going to Worship.


This house, which we have raised,

Be sacred to thy cause;
Here may thy mandates sound,

And we obey thy laws:
Do thou descend, and fill the place
With sweet discoveries of thy grace.
When prayer ascends thy throne,

An ear propitious lend;
And to thy humble poor,

The heavenly manna send;
Oft may they feed beneath that rock,
Where Christ, the Shepherd, leads his flock
Here, conq'ring on his throne,

May our Redeemer reign,
And with his glitt'ring sword

The holy truth maintain;
May power divine, with mercy's dart,
Subdue each stout rebellious heart.
And when the archangel's trump

Shall with dread awe proclaim,
Arise, ye waiting dead!

Through earth and sea's domain;
Th n may a numerous host appear
Of those who date their birth-place here.

Hymn 311. C.M.

Going to Worship.
How did my heart rejoice to hear

My friends devoutly say,
In Zion let us all appear,

And keep the solemn day.
2 I love her gates, I love the road :

The church, adorn'd with grace,
Stands like a palace built for God,

To show his milder face.
3 Up to her courts with joys unknown

The holy tribes repair;
The Son of David holds his throne,

And sits in judgment there.

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