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Of holy love, of grateful trust
In thine almighty name. 34. L. M.
STENNETT. Holy Enjoyment anticipated. 1 ANOTHER six days' work is done,
Another Sabbath is begun ;
Improve the day that God hath blest.
As grateful incense, to the skies,
Which none but he that feels it knows ! 3 A heavenly calm pervades the breast,
The earnest of that glorious rest
The end of cares, the end of pains.
In various scenes, both old and new;
With hope, we future pleasures taste. 5 In holy duties let the day,
In holy pleasures, pass away ;
In hope of one that ne'er shall end !
EDMESTON. The Lord's Day Morning. 1 WHEN the worn spirit wants repose,
And sighs her God to seek,
That ends the weary week!
That opens on the sight,
3 Sweet day! thine hours too soon will cease ;
Yet, while they gently roll,
A Sabbath o'er my soul !
The world's long week be o'er,
That day, which fades no more ?
DODDRIDGE. The eternal Sabbath. 1 LORD of the Sabbath, hear our vows,
On this thy day, in this thy house,
The songs which from thy churches rise. 2 Thine earthly Sabbaths, Lord, we love ;
But there 's a nobler rest above ;
With earnest hope and strong desire. 3 No more fatigue, no more distress,
Nor sin, nor death, shall reach the place ;
Which warble from immortal tongues ; 4 No rude alarms of raging foes ;
No cares to break the long repose ;
But sacred, high, eternal noon. 5 O long-expected day, begin!
Dawn on these realms of woe and sin ;
And sleep in death to rest with God.
And, while hearing, let thy grace
Dews of sweet forgiveness pour ;
Till thy blessing makes it more.
More of love, and more of light,
From thy pardoning grace be given !
Pour around the throne of heaven.
L. M. CHRISTIAN PSALMIST.
To me nor earth nor death can part,
Ah, what shall fix this faithless heart? 2 Cold, weary, languid, heartless, dead,
To thy dread courts I oft repair ;
I come, nor know that God is there. 3 O God, thy sovereign aid impart,
And guard the gifts thyself hast given ;
And life, and happiness, and heaven.
Though dear as life the idol be,
Resolved to seek my all from thee.
And let our joys be known ;
And thus surround the throne.
Be banished from the place ;
To make our pleasures less.
Glory begun below;
From faith and hope may grow.
And every tear be dry ;
To fairer worlds on high.
BOWRING. Introduction to Evening Worship. 1 HOW shall we praise thee, Lord of light !
How shall we all thy love declare !
But heaven is open to our prayer,
That glorious heaven which has no bound,
And life and beauty glow around. 2 We would adore thee, God sublime,
Whose power and wisdom, love and grace,
0, how shall thought expression find,
All lost in thine immensity!
Amid thy dread infinity !
As in thy glittering, high domain ;
Can never seek thy face in vain.
Help us thy boundless love declare ;
Aid us, and hearken to our prayer. 41.
With reverence and with fear :
We may, we must, draw near.
In weakness, want, and woe,
Lord, whither shall we go?
With broken, contrite hearts;
Truth in the inward parts.
Of godly sorrow give ;
To hear thy voice and live ; –
Though mercy long delay ;
And trust thee, though thou slay,