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2 Lord God of hosts, that reign'st on high,
They are the truly blest,
In thee alone will rest.
The dry and barren ground,
Where springs and showers abound.
With joy and gladsome cheer,
In Zion do appear.
Gives grace and glory bright;
Whose ways are just and right.
Let earth receive her King ;
And heaven and nature sing.
Let men their songs employ ;
Repeat the sounding joy.
Nor thorns infest the ground;
As far as sin is found.
And makes the nations prove
817. 7. M.
Look in mercy from above;
Hear, and grant thy pardoning love.
Asking grace and seeking peace,
And from worldly cares release.
Far removed all vain desire ;
Let our souls to thee aspire.
And his words with zeal obey,
“He will meet us when we pray." 818.
Which breaks upon the ear,
Christians unite in prayer!
Up to Jehovah's throne;
And sends his blessings down.
Before the morning light, –
And wrestle all the night.
To rescue souls condemned to die,
And make his people one.
Close of a Prayer Meeting.
Christians meet for social prayer ;
Scenes of servent Christian love;
Fit for endless glory be.
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Come t' enjoy the heavenly rest :
Wondrous joy, and peace, and rest !
Fit our souls for heavenly bliss ?
Peace, which makes all churches one;
Fits the soul for peace above.
C. WESLEY. Domnestic Worship. 1 PEACE be to this habitation ;
Peace to all that dwell therein,
823. 7. M. 6 L. Ancient HYMNS.
Commendatory of social Worship.
The abode of saints on high,
Holy, holy, holy cry:
We our humbler voices raise.
Thy benignant light extend ;
Here thy people's vows attend;
Father, with thy heavenly dew.
Of the faithful heart obtain
Visions bright of glory gain,
We those blissful mansions see. 824.
For social Worship.
There they behold thy mercy-seat;
And every place is hallowed ground. 2 For thou, within no walls confined,
Inhabitest the humble mind ;
And, going, take thee to their home.
To strengthen faith, and sweeten care ;