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CHRISTIAN HYMNS.

INTRODUCTION OF WORSHIP, AND THE

SABBATH.

ANONYMOUS.

6 & 4s. M.

Solemn Intocation.
1 COME, thou Almighty King !
Help us thy name to sing ;

Help us to praise !
Father all-glorious,
O'er all victorious,
Come and reign over us,

Ancient of Days !
2 Come, thou all-gracious Lord !
By heaven and earth adored,

Our prayer attend !
Come, and thy children bless ;
Give thy good word success ;
Make thine own holiness

On us descend !
3 Never from us depart;
Rule thou in every heart,

Hence, evermore !

Thy sovereign majesty
May we in glory see,
And to eternity

Love and adore.

8 & 7s. M. WESLEY'S COLL.

Divine Love.
I LOVE divine, all love excelling,

Joy of heaven to earth come down !
Fix in us thy humble dwelling,

All thy faithful mercies crown.
Father ! thou art all compassion,

Pure, unbounded love thou art ;
Visit us with thy salvation,

Enter every longing heart.
2 Breathe, O, breathe thy loving spirit

Into every troubled breast;
Let us all in thee inherit,

Let us find thy promised rest.
Come, almighty to deliver,

Let us all thy life receive,
Graciously come down, and never,

Never more thy temples leave.

L. M. Tate & BRADY. All exhorted to Adoration and Praise. 1 WITH one consent, let all the earth

To God their cheerful voices raise ; Glad homage pay, with hallowed mirth,

And sing before him songs of praise ; — 2 Assured that he is God alone,

From whom both we and all proceed, We whom he chooses for his own,

The flock which he delights to feed.

3 O, enter, then, his temple gate ;

Thence to his courts devoutly press ; And still your grateful hymns repeat,

And still his name with praises bless; 4 For he's the Lord, supremely good;

His mercy is for ever sure ;
His truth, which always firmly stood,
To endless ages shall endure.

C. M. Mrs. Foller.

Love of Sabbath Service.
1 HOW sweet, upon this sacred day,

The best of all the seven,
To cast our earthly thoughts away,

And think of God and heaven! 2 How sweet to be allowed to pray

Our sins may be forgiven !
With filial confidence to say,

" Father, who art in heaven!”
3 How sweet the words of peace to hear

From him to whom 't is given
To wake the penitential tear,

And lead the way to heaven ! 4 And if to make our sins depart

In vain the will has striven,
He who regards the inmost heart

Will send his grace from heaven. 5 Then hail, thou sacred, blesséd day,

The best of all the seven,
When hearts unite their vows to pay
Of gratitude to Heaven !
S. M.

WATTS..
Exhortation to Praise.
1 COME, sound his praise abroad,

And hymns of glory sing :

HEBER.

Jehovah is the sovereign God,

The universal King.
2 Come, worship at his throne ;

Come, bow before the Lord ;
We are his work and not our own ;

He formed us by his word.
3 To-day attend his voice,

Nor dare provoke his rod;
Come, like the people of his choice,
And own your gracious God.

L. M. 6 L.

Seeking Refuge.
1 FORTH from the dark and stormy sky,

Lord, to thine altar's shade we Ay ;
Forth from the world, its hope and fear,
Father, we seek thy shelter here :
Weary and weak, thy grace we pray ;

Turn not, O Lord, thy guests away.
2 Long have we roamed in want and pain ;

Long have we sought thy rest in vain;
Wildered in doubt, in darkness lost,
Long have our souls been tempest-tost :
Low at thy feet our sins we lay ;
Turn not, O Lord, thy guests away.

L. M.

The Hour of Prayer. 1 BLEST hour, when mortal man retires

To hold communion with his God, To send to heaven his warm desires,

And listen to the sacred word. 2 Blest hour, when earthly cares resign

Their empire o'er his anxious breast, While, all around, the calm divine

Proclaims the holy day of rest.

RAFFLES

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