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ST. MICHAEL. 8. M.
14 Stand up, and bless the Lord,
The Lord your God, adore,
Stand up and bless his glorious name,
Henceforth for evermore.
ET every creature join
Ye heavenly hosts, the song begin,
And sound his name abroad. 3 There, safe thou shalt abide, There, sweet shall be thy rest,
12 Thou sun with golden beams,
And moon with paler rays,
Ye starry lights, ye twinkling flames,
Shine to your DIaker's praise. 3 He built those worlds above,
And fixed their wondrous frame; 344 II.
By his command they stand or move,
And ever speak his name. TAND up, and bless the Lord,
14 Ye vapors, when ye rise, Stand up, and bless the Lord your God, Ye thunders, murmuring round the
Or fall in showers of snow, [skies, With heart, and soul, and voice.
His power and glory show. 2 Though high above all praise, 15 Wind, hail, and flaming fire, Above all blessing high,
Agree to praise the Lord, Who would not fear his holy name, When ye in dreadful storms conspire And laud, and magnify?
To execute his word. 3 God is our strength and song, 6 By all his works above And his salvation ours;
His honors be expressed; Then be his love in Christ proclaimed, But saints that taste his saving love,
With all our ransomed powers. Should sing his praises best.
13 Within thy churches, Lord,
I long to find my place,
And feel thy quickening grace.
To thee my spirit flies, 2 Ye angels great in might,
And on thy watchful providence
My cheerful hope relies.
15 The shadow of thy wings Whose pleasure ye fulfil.
My soul in safety keeps; 3 Let the bright hosts who wait
I follow where my Father leads,
And he supports my steps.
Join in the praise they sing. 4 While all his wondrous works 349
Through his vast kingdom show
And ways into his hands;
Who earth and heaven commands
2 Who points the clouds their course, FOR SOCIAL AND PRIVATE WORSHIP.
Whom winds and seas obey;
He shall direct thy wandering feet, 347
He shall prepare thy way.
3 On God alone rely;
Then safe shalt thou go on : Let not the foes that seek my blood Fix on his work thy steadfast eye ; Still triumph in my shame.
Then shall thy work be done. 2 From the first dawning light
4 When he makes bare his arm, Till evening shades arise,
What shall his aim withstand? For thy salvation, Lord, I wait, When he will save his friends from With ever-longing eyes.
Who,who shall stay his hand? [harm, 3 Remember all thy grace,
j5 He hears thy softest prayer, And lead me in thy truth :
He girdeth thee with might; Forgive the sins of riper days,
His works the purest blessings are ; And follies of my youth.
His ways, the purest light. 4 The Lord is just and kind, The meek shall learn his ways,
350 And every humble sinner find The methods of his grace.
, 5 For his own goodness' sake
Thy glorious acts to sing, He saves my soul from shame;
To praise thy name, and hear thy word, He pardons, though my guilt be great,
And grateful offerings bring. Through my Redeemer's name. 2 Sweet at the dawning light,
Thy boundless love to tell ; 348
And when approach the shades of
Still on the theme to dwell. [night, MY
3 Sweet, on this day of rest, This joy to call thee mine;
To join in heart and voice And let my early cries prevail With those who love and serve thee To taste thy love divine.
And in thy name rejoice. [best, 2 My thirsty fainting soul
4 To songs of praise and joy, Thy mercy does implore:
Be every Sabbath given, Not travellers in desert lands
That such may be our blest employ Can pant for water more.
Eternally in heaven.
S The builder's did refuse ;
ST. THOMAS S. M. 351 I.
2 The work, O Lord, is thine,
And wondrous in our eyes:
This day declares it all divine,
This day did Jesus rise.
That our Redeemer made; 2 Sing how eternal Love
Let us rejoice, and sing, and pray; Its chief Beloved chose,
Let all the church be glad.
Of David's royal blood :
Bless him, ye saints; he comes to bring 3 His hand no thunder bears,
Salvation from your God.
5 We bless thine holy word, To fiercer flames below.
Which all this grace displays;
And offer on thine altar, Lord, 4 'Twas mercy filled the throne,
Our sacrifice of praise.
To rebels doomed to die. [down, 353 5 Lord, we obey thy call ;
, We lay an humble claim
Let all the nation's fear;
And saints be humble there.
Let earth adore its Lord; 352 II.
Bright cherubs his attendants stand,
Swift to fulfil his word. EE what a living stone
13 In Zion stands his throne,
His honors are divine; [known, Yet God hath built his church thereon His church shall make his wonders In spite of envious Jews.
For there his glories shine.
4 How holy is his name!
Thy arduous work will not be done How terrible his praise!
Till thou hast got the crown.
Shall bring thee to thy God;
He'll take thee, at thy parting breath, 354 II.
Up to his blest abode.
10 his own blood.
I my heart and voice; 2 I love thy church, O God!
O let me not be put to shame, Her walls before thee stand,
Nor let my foes rejoice. Dear as the apple of thine eyc, 2 Thy mercies and thy love, And graven on thy hand.
O Lord, recall to mind; 3 If e'er to bless thy sons,
And graciously continue still, My voice or hands deny,
As thou wast ever, kind. These hands let useful skill forsake, 3 Let all my youthful crimes This voice in silence die.
Be blotted out by thee, 4 If e'er my heart forget
And, for thy wondrous goodness' sake, Her welfare or her woe,
In mercy think on me. Let every joy this heart forsake, 4 His mercy and his truth And every grief o'erflow.
The righteous Lord displays, 5 For her my tears shall fall;
In bringing wandering sinners home, For her my prayers ascend:
And teaching them his ways.
but little while, Her sweet communion, solemn vows, Her hymns of love and praise.
Who died that we might live, who
That we with him may reign: 7 Jesus, thou Friend divine, Our Saviour and our King,
2 Then, O my Lord, prepare Thy hand from every snare and foe
My soul for that glad day; Shall great deliverance bring.
O wash me in thy precious blood,
And take my sins away! 8 Sure as thy truth shall last,
To Zion shall be given
This mortal frame decay?
And must these active limbs of mine FOR SOCIAL AND PRIVATE WORSHIP.
Lie mouldering in the clay? 355
2 God my Redeemer lives,
And often from the skies My
Looks down and watches all my dust, Ten thousand foes arise;
Till he shall bid it rise. And hosts of sins are pressing hard, 3 Arrayed in glorious grace To draw thee from the skies.
Shall these vile bodies shine, 2 O watch, and fight, and pray,
And every shape and every face The battle ne'er give o'er ;
Look heavenly and divine. Renew it boldly every day,
4 These lively hopes we owe And help divine implore.
To Jesus' dying love; 3 Ne'er think the victory won,
We would adore his grace below, Nor once at ease sit down ;
And sing his power above.
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NEWCOURT. L. P. M.
4 Who knows the errors of my thoughts?
My God, forgive my secret faults, I What light and joythose cavesatford Accept my poor antempts of praise,
; To souls benighted and distressed ! That I have read thy book of grace, Thy precepts guide my doubtful way, And book of nature, not in vain. Thy fear forbids my feet to stray, Thy promise leads my heart to rest.
1. 2 From the discoveries of thy law The perfect rules of life I draw: These are my study and delight: O ;
GOD-my gracious God—to thee Not honey so invites the taste, Nor gold that hath the furnace passed My fainting flesh implores thy grace,
For thee my thirsty soul doth pant! Appears so pleasing to the sight. Within this dry and barren place,
Where I refreshing waters want. 3 Thy threatenings wake my slumbering eyes,
2 O to my longing eyes once more And warn me where my danger lies; That view of glorious power restore,
But 'tis thy blessed gospel, Lord, Which thy majestic house displays! That makes my guilty concience clean, Because to me thy wondrous love Converts my soul, subdues my sin, Than life itself does dearer prove,
And gives a free, but large reward. My lips shall always speak thy praise.