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O, refresh us,
Travelling through this wilderness.
2 Thanks we give, and adoration,

For the gospel's joyful sound ;
May the fruits of thy salvation
In our hearts and lives abound :

May thy presence
With us evermore be found.
S. M.

The Spread of Truth.
1 THY name, almighty Lord,

Shall sound through distant lands :
Great is thy grace, and sure thy word ;

Thy truth for ever stands.
2 Far be thine honor spread,

And long thy praise endure,
Till morning light and evening shade

Shall be exchanged no more.
8 & 7s. M.

Prayer for a Blessing.
1 MAY the grace of Christ, our Saviour,

And the Father's boundless love,
With the Holy Spirit's favor,

Rest upon us from above.
2 Thus may we abide in union

With each other and the Lord,
And possess, in sweet communion,

Joys which earth cannot afford. 63.

7. M.

Hymn of Benediction.
1 NOW may he who from the dead

Brought the Shepherd of the sheep,
Jesus Christ, our King and Head,

All our souls in safety keep.



2 May he teach us to fulfil

What is pleasing in his sight,
Perfect us in all his will,
And preserve us day and night !
7. M.

A Blessing implored.
1 THANKS for mercies past receive ;

Pardon of our sins renew ;
Teach us, henceforth, how to live

With eternity in view.
2 Bless thy word to old and young ;

Grant us, Lord, thy peace and love ;
And, when life's short race is run,

Take us to thy house above.
C. M.

1 SALVATION ! O, the joyful sound !

'T is pleasure to our ears,
A sovereign balm for every wound,

A cordial for our fears.
2 Buried in sorrow and in sin,

At death's dark door we lay ;
But we arise, by grace divine,

To see a heavenly day.
3 Salvation ! let the echo fly

The spacious earth around,
While all the armies of the sky

Conspire to raise the sound.
L. M.

EDMESTON The Close of the Sabbath. 1 SWEET is the light of Sabbath eve,

And soft the sunbeams lingering there,
For these blest hours the world I leave,
Wafted on wings of faith and prayer.

2 The time how lovely and how still ;

Peace shines and smiles on all below,-
The plain, the stream, the wood, the hill,

All fair with evening's setting glow. 3 Season of rest! the tranquil soul

Feels the sweet calm and melts to love, -
And while these sacred moments roll,

Faith sees a smiling heaven above. 4 Nor will our days of toil be long ;

Our pilgrimage will soon be trod;
And we shall join the ceaseless song,

The endless Sabbath of our God.
8 & 7s. M.

FAWCETT. Glory to God. 1 PRAISE to thee, thou great Creator !

Praise to thee from every tongue !
Join, my soul, with every creature,

Join the universal song.
2 For ten thousand blessings given,

For the hope of future joy,
Sound his praise through earth and heaven,

Sound Jehovah's praise on high ! 68.

Prayer for a Blessing.
1 GLORIOUS in thy saints appear ;

Plant thy heavenly kingdom here;
Light and life to all impart;

Shine on each believing heart ;-
2 And, in every grace complete,
Make us, Lord, for glory meet ;
Till we stand before thy sight,
Partners with the saints in light.


C. M.

WATTS. Triumphant Praise. 1 0, FOR a shout of sacred joy

To God, the sovereign King !
Let every land their tongues employ,

And hymns of triumph sing.
2 While angels shout and praise their King,

Let mortals learn their strains ;
Let all the earth his honors sing ;

O’er all the earth he reigns.
3 Speak forth bis praise with awe profound ;

Let knowledge guide the song ;
Nor mock him with a solemn sound

Upon a thoughtless tongue. 170.

S. M.
Rejoicing at the Resurrection of Christ.
1 " THE Lord is risen indeed!”

Attending angels hear ;
Up to the courts of heaven, with speed,

The joyful tidings bear.
2 Then wake your golden lyres,

And strike each cheerful chord ;
Join, all ye bright celestial choirs,

To sing our risen Lord.
L. M.

WATTS. The faithful. Shepherd. 1 THOUGH I walk through the gloomy vale,

Where death and all its terrors are, My heart and hope shall never fail,

For God my Shepherd 's with me there. 2 Amid the darkness and the deeps,

Thou art my comfort, thou my stay ;
Thy staff supports my feeble steps,

Thy rod directs my doubtful way.

75. M.

S. F. SMITR. Sabbath Evening · 1 SOFTLY fades the twilight ray

Of the holy Sabbath day ;
Gently as life's setting sun,

When the Christian's course is run.
2 Night her solemn mantle spreads

O’er the earth as daylight fades ;
All things tell of calm repose

At the holy Sabbath's close.
3 Peace is on the world abroad ;

'Tis the holy peace of God, -
Symbol of the peace within,

When the spirit rests from sin.
4 Still the Spirit lingers near,

Where the evening worshipper
Seeks communion with the skies,

Pressing onward to the prize.
5 Saviour, may our Sabbaths be

Days of peace and joy in thee,
Till in heaven our souls repose,

Where the Sabbath ne'er shall close.
C. M.

Prayer for Divine Direction.
I ETERNAL Source of life and light !

Supremely good and wise !
To thee we bring our grateful vows,

To thee lift up our eyes.
2 Our dark and erring minds illume

With truth's celestial rays;
Inspire our hearts with sacred love,

And tune our lips to praise.
3 Safely conduct us, by thy grace,

Through life's perplexing road ;

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