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DEDICATION AND ORDINATION. 758. L. M.

PIERPONT. Dedication of a House of Worship. 1 0, BOW thine ear, Eternal One!

On thee our heart adoring calls ;
To thee the followers of thy Son

Have raised and now devote these walls. 2 Here let thy holy days be kept ;

And be this place to worship given,
Like that bright spot where Jacob slept,

The house of God, the gate of heaven. 3 Here may thine honor dwell; and here,

As incense, let thy children's prayer,
From contrite hearts and lips sincere,

Rise on the still and holy air.
4 Here be thy praise devoutly sung ;

Here let thy truth beam forth to save,
As when, of old, thy spirit hung,

On wings of light, o'er Jordan's wave. 5 And when the lips, that with thy name

Are vocal now, to dust shall turn,
On others may devotion's flame

Be kindled here, and purely burn !
759.
C. M.

BRYANT. Dedication Hymn. 10 THOU, whose own vast temple stands,

Built over earth and sea,
Accept the walls that human hands

Have raised to worship thee.
2 Lord, from thine inmost glory send,
Within these courts to bide,

The peace that dwelleth, without end,

Serenely by thy side.
3 May erring minds that worship here

Be taught the better way,
And they who mourn, and they who fear,

Be strengthened as they pray!
4 May faith grow firm, and love grow warm,

And pure devotion rise,
While round these hallowed walls the storm

Of earth-born passion dies !
760.
L. M.

Willis. Dedication Hymn. 1 THE perfect world, by Adam trod,

Was the first temple, — built by God;
His fiat laid the corner-stone,

And heaved its pillars, one by one. 2 He hung its starry roof on high,

The broad, illimitable sky;
He spread its pavement, green and bright,

And curtained it with morning light.
3 The mountains in their places stood, -
the sky,

and “ all was good ”; And, when its first pure praises rang,

The morning stars together sang.”
4 Lord ! 't is not ours to make the sea,

And earth, and sky a house for thee;
But in thy sight our offering stands,

A humbler temple, " made with hands.”
761.
H. M.

FRANCIS.
Prayer for God's Presence and Blessing.
1 GREAT King of glory, come,

And with thy favor crown
This temple as thy home,
This people as thine own:

The sea,

Beneath this roof, o, deign to show
How God can dwell with men below.
2 Here may thine ears attend

Our interceding cries,
And grateful praise ascend,

Like incense to the skies :
Here may thy word melodious sound,
And spread celestial joys around.
3 Here may our unborn sons

And daughters sound thy praise,
And shine, like polished stones,

Through long-succeeding days :
Here, Lord, display thy saving power,
While temples stand and men adore.
4 Here may the listening throng

Imbibe thy truth and love;
Here Christians join the song

Of seraphim above ;
Till all, who humbly seek thy face,

Rejoice in thy abounding grace. 762.

L. M.

MONTGOMERY. A blessing implored. 1 HERE, in thy name, Eternal God,

We build this earthly house for thee ; 0, choose it for thy fixed abode,

And guard it long from error free.
2 Here, when thy people seek thy face,

And dying sinners pray to live,
Hear thou, in heaven, thy dwelling-place,

And when thou hearest, Lord, forgive. 3 Here, when thy messengers proclaim

The blesséd gospel of thy Son,
Still by the power of his great name
Be mighty signs and wonders done.

4 When children's voices raise the song,

Hosanna ! to their Heavenly King,
Let heaven with earth the strain prolong;

Hosanna ! let the angels sing. 5 But will, indeed, Jehovah deign

Here to abide, no transient guest ?
Here will our great Redeeiner reign,

And here the Holy Spirit rest? 6 Thy glory never bence depart;

Yet choose not, Lord, this house alone ;
Thy kingdom come to every heart;

In every bosom fix thy throne. 763.

7s. M.

MONTGOMERY.
The House of Prayer and Praise.
1 LORD of hosts, to thee we raise

Here a house of prayer and praise ;
Thou thy people's hearts prepare

Here to meet for praise and prayer.
2 Let the living here be fed

With thy word, the heavenly bread ;
Here, in hope of glory blest,

May the dead be laid to rest ;
3 Here to thee a temple stand,

While the sea shall gird the land ;
Here reveal thy mercy sure,

While the sun and moon endure.
4 Hallelujah! — earth and sky

To the joyful sound reply ;
Hallelujah! - hence ascend

Prayer and praise till time shall end. 764.

L. M.

MONTGOMERY.
A Pastor welcomed.
1 WE bid thee welcome in the name
Of Jesus, our exalted Head;

Come as a servant ; so he came,

And we receive thee in his stead. 2 Come as an angel, hence to guide

A band of pilgrims on their way;
That, safely walking at thy side,

We never fail, nor faint, nor stray. 3 Come as a teacher sent from God,

Charged his whole council to declare
Lift o'er our ranks the prophet's rod,

While we uphold thy hands with prayer. 4 Come as a messenger of peace,

Filled with the Spirit, fired with love;
Live to behold our large increase,

And die to meet us all above.

J. Young,

765. 6 & 4s. M.

Prayer for a Minister's Success.
10 HOLY Lord, our God!
By heavenly hosts adored,

Hear us, we pray ;
To thee the cherubim,
Angels, and seraphim
Unceasing praises bring,

Their homage pay.
2 Here give thy word success,
And this thy servant bless,

His labors own ;
And while the sinner's Friend
His life and words commend,
Thy Holy Spirit send,

And make him known.
3 May every passing year
More happy still appear
Than this glad day;

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