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may be Worshipped in every place.
1 THE heaven of heavens cannot contain
The universal Lord;
Yet he in humble hearts will deign
To dwell and be adored.
2 Where'er ascends the sacrifice
Of fervent praise and prayer,
Or on the earth, or in the skies,
The God of heaven is there.
His presence is diffused abroad
Through realms, thro' worlds unknown;
Who seek the mercies of our God
Are ever near his throne.
Opening of Worship.
1 GREAT God! before thy throne we bow,
In humble praise-in humble prayer;
O let thy Spirit's influence now
Descend on all assembled here.
2 Diffuse thy love and peace abroad,
Bid worldly cares and follies flee,
While in thy house, O Lord, our God,
We dedicate ourselves to thee.
3 An offering poor-yet thou wilt own
The humble and the contrite heart,
That meekly worships at thy throne,
Nor would from thy commands depart.
4 Accept the humble strains we raise,
And when our sabbaths here decay,
O may they rise in loftier praise,
Through an eternal Sabbath day.
C. M. VERMONT COLL.
HERE in the presence of our God,
We've met to seek thy face;
> let us feel th' eternal word,
And feast upon thy grace.
O may this be a happy hour
To every mourning soul;
Display thy love, make known thy power,
And make the wounded whole.
30 may a spark of heavenly fire
Each stupid soul inflame,
And sacred love our tongues inspire
To praise thy worthy name.
4 Let every soul the Saviour see,
And taste his love divine;
And every heart for ever be
United, Lord, with thine.
1 THY presence gracious God, afford,
Prepare us to receive thy word:
Now let thy voice engage our ear,
And faith be mixed with what we hear:
Thus, Lord, thy waiting servants bless,
And crown thy Gospel with success.
2 Distracting thoughts and cares remove,
And fix our hearts and hopes above;
With food divine may we be fed,
And satisfied with living bread.
3 To us the sacred word apply,
With sovereign power and energy:
And may we, in thy faith and fear,
Reduce to practice what we hear.
4 Father, in us thy Son reveal;
Teach us to know and do thy will:
Thy saving power and love display,
And guide us to the realms of day.
L. M. RIPPON'S COLL.
1 LOOK from on high, great God, and see
Thy saints lamenting after thee:
We sigh, we languish, and complain;
Revive thy gracious work again.
2 To-day thy cheering grace impart,
Bind up and heal the broken heart;
Our sins subdue, our souls restore,
And let our foes prevail no more.
3 Thy presence in thy house afford,
To every heart apply thy word;
That sinners may their danger see,
And now begin to mourn for thee.
1 COME, dearest Lord, descend and dwell
By faith and love in every breast;
Then shall we know and taste and feel,
The joys that cannot be expressed.
2 Come fill our hearts with inward strength, Make our enlarged souls possess,
And learn the height, and breadth, and length Of thine unmeasurable grace.
3 Now to the God whose power can do More than our thoughts and wishes know; Be everlasting honours done,
By all the church, through Christ his Son.
1 IN thy name, O Lord, assembling,
We, thy people, now draw near;
Teach us to rejoice with trembling;
Speak, and let thy servants hear
Hear with meekness-
Hear thy word with godly fear.
2 While our days on earth are lengthened,
Let us give them, Lord, to thee:
Cheered by hope-and daily strengthened,
We would run, nor weary be,
Till thy glory
Without clouds in heaven we see.
3 There in worship, purer, sweeter,
All thy people shall adore;
Tasting of enjoyment greater
Than they could conceive before;
Holy bliss for evermore.
AVIOUR, bless thy word to all,
Quick and powerful let it prove;
Oh may sinners hear thy call!
Let thy people grow in love.
2 Thine own gracious message bless,
Follow it with power divine;
Give the gospel great success-
Thine the work-the glory thine.
3 Saviour, bid the world rejoice,
Send oh send thy truth abroad!
Let the nations hear thy voice-
Hear it and return to God.
C. M. MONTGOMERY.
1 AGAIN our ears have heard the voice
At which the dead shall live;
O may the sound our hearts rejoice,
And strength immortal give!
2 And have we heard the word with joy?
And have we felt its power?
To keep it be our blest employ,
Till life's extremest hour.
491. C. M. CHRISTIAN PSALMIST.
The Good Seed.
1 ALMIGHTY God, thy word is cast
Like seed into the ground;
Now let the dew of heaven descend,
And righteous fruits abound.
2 Let not the foe of Christ and man
This holy seed remove;
But give it root in every heart,
To bring forth fruits of love.
3 Let not the world's deceitful cares
The rising plant destroy;
But let it yield, a hundred fold,
The fruits of peace and joy.
4 Nor let thy word, so kindly sent
To raise us to thy throne,
Return to thee, and sadly tell
That we reject thy Son.
5 Oft as the precious seed is sown,
Thy quickening grace bestow;
That all whose souls the truth receive,
Its saving power may know.
C. M. RIPPON'S COLL.
1 NOW, Lord, the heav'nly seed is sown,
Be it thy servants' care
Thy heavenly blessing to bring down,
By humble fervent prayer.
2 In vain we plant, without thine aid,
And water too in vain;
Lord of the harvest, God of grace,
Send down thy heavenly rain.
3 Then shall cur cheerful hearts and tongues Begin this song divine;
"Thou, Lord, hast given the rich increase, And be the glory thine."
1 LORD of nature, source of light, In pity view thy world below Guide our erring footsteps right,
Through these scenes of guilt and wo.
2 Grant thy Spirit! By thy kindness
Let our errors be forgiven;
Heal our sins; dispel our blindness
Then conduct us safe to heaven.
Ss & 7s. ANONYMOUS.
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.
L. M. HART.
1 DISMISS us with thy blessing, Lord,
Help us to feed upon thy word;
All that has been amiss, forgive,
And let thy truth within us live.
2 Tho' we are guilty, thou art good,
Wash all our soul's in Jesus' blood;
Give every fetter'd soul release,
And bid us all depart in peace.