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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.
61.
S. M.

WATTI.
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.
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8 & 7s. M.

NEWTON.
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.

COWPER.

64.

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.

Anonymors.
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.
65.
C. M.

Watts.
Salvation
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.
66.
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.
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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.

SALISBURY COLL KELLY.

69.
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.
1.
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.
3.
C. M.

CAPPE's SEL.
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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