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3 In thy strength may we be strong ;

Sweeten every cross and pain ;
And our wasting lives prolong,

Till we meet on earth again.
S. M.

Man's Frailty, God's Compassion.
1 OUR days are as the grass,

Or like the morning flower ;
When blasting winds sweep o'er the field,

It withers in an hour.
2 But thy compassions, Lord,

To endless years endure,
And children's children ever find

Thy words of promise sure. 90.

L. P. M. Tate & Brady.

Exhortation to universal Praise.
1 YE saints and servants of the Lord,
The triumphs of his name record ;

His sacred name for ever bless :
Where'er the circling sun displays
His rising beams or setting rays,

Due praise to his great name address.
2 God, through the world, extends his sway!
The regions of eternal day

But shadows of his glory are :
To him whose majesty excels,
Who made the heaven wherein he dwells,
Let no created power compare.
H. M.

Universal Praise.
JEHOVAH'S praise sublime

Through the wide earth be sung ;



Ye realms of every clime !

Ye tribes of every tongue ! -
His infinite compassion bless, –

His ever-during faithfulness. 92.

7s. M.

Praise from all Lands.
1 ALL ye nations, praise the Lord ;

All ye lands, your voices raise ;
Heaven and earth, with loud accord,

Praise the Lord, for ever praise. 2 For his truth and mercy stand,

Past, and present, and to be,
Like the years of his right hand,

Like his own eternity.
3 Praise him, ye who know his love ;

Praise him from the depths beneath ;
Praise him in the heights above ;

Praise your Maker, all that breathe. 93.

7s. M.

S. F. Adams.
Dews and Tears.
1 GENTLY fall the dews of eve,

Raising still the languid flowers ;
Sweetly flow the tears that grieve

O’er a mourner's stricken hours.
2 Blessed tears and dews that yet

Lift us nearer unto heaven !
Let us still his praise repeat,

Who in mercy all hath given. 94.

S. M. Wesley's Coll.
Prayer for Strength and Guidance.
I GOD of almighty love,

By whose sufficient grace
I lift my heart to things above,
- And humbly seek thy face.

2 Through Jesus Christ the just,

My faint desires receive,
And let me in thy goodness trust

And to thy glory live.

H. M.

For a Blessing.
1 TO thee our wants are known,

From thee are all our powers ;
Accept what is thine own,

And pardon what is ours :
Our praises, Lord, and prayers, receive,

And to thy words a blessing give.
2 O, grant that each of us

Now met before thee here
May meet together thus,

When thou and thine appear :
To thy blest presence may we come
And dwell in an eternal home.


75. M. Spirit OF THE PSALMS

The Heir of Headen.
1 WHO, O Lord, when life is o'er,

Shall to heaven's blest mansions soar ;
Who, an ever-welcome guest,

In thy holy place shall rest ?
2 He, whose heart thy love has warmed ;

He, whose will to thine conformed,
Bids his life unsullied run;
He, whose words and thoughts are one ; —
3 He, who shuns the sinner's road,
Loving those who love their God;
Who, with hope, and faith unfeigned,
Treads the path by thee ordained.


7 & 5s. M. ANONYMOUS.

Death of the Virtuous
1 MARK the virtuous man and see

Peace and joy his steps attend,
All his path is purity,

Happy is his end.
2 Come and see his dying bed ;

Calm his latest moments roll ;
Angels hover round his bed ;

Heaven receives his soul.
L. M. 6 L.

T. MOORE. The Song of Angels. 1 ARRAYED in clouds of golden light,

More bright than heaven's resplendent bow,
Jehovah's angel comes by night

To bless the sleeping world below;
How soft the music of his tongue,

How sweet the hallowed strains he sung. 2 Good-will henceforth to man be given,

The light of glory beams on earth ;
Let angels tune the harps of heaven,

And saints below rejoice with mirth :
On Bethlehem's plains the shepherds sing,

And Judah's children hail their King.
C. M.

Penitential Joy.
1 0, WHILE I breathe to thee, my Lord,

The penitential sigh,
Confirm thy kind, forgiving word,

With pity in thine eye.
2 Then shall the mourner at thy feet

· Rejoice to seek thy face;
And grateful own how kind, how sweet,
Is thy forgiving grace.



7. M.

A Blessing desired.
1 FATHER, bless thy word to all;

Quick and powerful let it prove :
0, may sinners hear thy call;

Let thy people grow in love.
2 Thine own gracious message bless ;

Follow it with power divine;
Give the gospel great success;

Thine the work, the glory thine.
3 Father, bid the world rejoice;

Send, O, send thy truth abroad ;
Let the nations bear thy voice,

Hear it, and return to God. 101. L. M.

The Joy and Blessing of Worship.
1 LORD, how delightful 't is to see

A whole assembly worship thee ;
At once they sing, at once they pray ;

They hear of heaven and learn the way. 2 0, write upon my memory, Lord,

The text and doctrines of thy word ;
That I may break thy laws no more,

But love thee better than before. 102. 8 & 7s. M. ANONYMOUS.

1 GRACIOUS Source of every blessing !

Guard our breasts from anxious fears ;
Let us each, thy care possessing,

Sink into the vale of years.
2 All our hopes on thee reclining,

Peace companion of our way :
May our sun, in smiles declining,

Rise in everlasting day.

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