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4 Lord, we are few but thou art near;

Nor short thine arm, nor deaf thine ear :
O, rend the heavens, come quickly down,

And make a thousand hearts thine own! 8 25.

L. M.
L. 1

S. S. CUTTING. Family Hymn. Evening. 1 FATHER, we bless the gentle care

That watches o'er us day by day,
That guards us from the tempter's snare,

And guides us in the heavenward way:-
We bless thee for the tender love,

That mingles all our hearts in one, —
The music of the soul ; - above

'T is purer spirits' unison.
2 Father, 't is evening's solemn hour,

And cast we now our cares on thee ;
Darkly the storm may round us lower, -

Peace is within, — Christ makes us free, -
And when life's toil and joy are o'er,

And evening gathers on its sky,
Our circle broke, — we sing no more, —

O, may we meet and sing on high. 826. L. M. 6. METHODIST COLL.

Religion at Home.
1 WHEN quiet in my house I sit,

Thy book be my companion still ;
My joy thy sayings to repeat,

Talk o'er the records of thy will,
And search the oracles divine,

Till every heart-felt word be mine.
2 0, may the gracious words divine

Subject of all my converse be ;
So will the Lord his follower join,
And walk and talk bimself with me ;

WATTS.

So shall my heart his presence prove,

And burn with everlasting love.
3 Oft as I lay me down to rest,

O, may the reconciling word
Sweetly compose my weary breast,

While, trusting in my gracious Lord,
I sink in peaceful dreams away,

And visions of eternal day!
4 Rising to sing my Father's praise,

Thee may I publish all day long ;
And let thy precious word of grace

Flow from my heart and fill my tongue ;
Fill all my life with purest love,

And join me to the church above. 827. C. M.

Christian Union.
1 LO! what an entertaining sight

Those friendly brethren prove,
Whose cheerful hearts in bands unite

Of harmony and love !
2 Where streams of bliss from Christ, the spring,

Descend to every soul,
. And heavenly peace, with balmy wing,

Shades and bedews the whole.
3 'T is pleasant as the morning dews

That fall on Zion's hill,
Where God his mildest glory shows,

And makes his grace distil. 828. C. M.

The Love of the Brethren.
1 A HOLY air is breathing round,

A savor from above ;
Be every soul from sense unbound, .

Be every spirit love.

ANONYMOUS,

2 O God, unite us heart to heart,

In sympathy divine,
That we be never drawn apart,

And love nor thee nor thine.
3 But, by the cross of Jesus taught,

And all thy gracious word,
Be nearer to each other brought,

And nearer to our Lord. 829.

H. M. Wesley's Coll.

Parting to meet again.
1 NOW, Lord, we part a while ;

But, still in spirit joined,
Embrace the happy toil

Thou hast to each assigned ;
And while we do thy blesséd will,
We bear our heaven about us still.
2 0, let us then go on

In all thy pleasant ways;
And, armed with patience, run

With joy th' appointed race:
Keep us, and every seeking soul,
Till all attain the heavenly goal.
3 There we shall meet again,

When all our toils are o'er,
And death, and grief, and pain,

And parting are no more, -
In the new earth and heaven above,

The world of righteousness and love, 830.

L. M.

R. Palmer Self-Consecration. 10, SWEETLY breathe the lyres above,

When angels touch the quivering string,
And wake, to chant the Father's love,
Such strains as angel lips can sing.

PALMER

2 And sweet, on earth, the choral swell,

From mortal tongues, of gladsome lays ;
When pardoned souls their raptures tell,

And, grateful, hymn the Saviour's praise. 3 Great God, thy name our souls adore ;

We own the bond that makes us thine ;
And earthly joys, that charmed before,

For Christ, our Saviour, we resign. 4 Our hearts, by dying love subdued,

Accept thine offered grace to-day ;
Beneath the cross, with souls renewed,

We bow, and own thy gracious sway. 5 In thee we trust, — on thee rely ;

Though we are feeble, thou art strong ;
O, keep us till our spirits fly

To join the bright, immortal throng. 831.

C. M. . MONTGOMERY.

Resignation.
1 ONE prayer I have, — all prayers in one,

When I am wholly thine ;
Thy will, my God, thy will be done,

2 All-wise, almighty, and all-good,

In thee I firmly trust ;
Thy ways, unknown or understood,

Are merciful and just.
3 May I remember that to thee

Whate'er I have I owe ;
And back, in gratitude, from me

May all thy bounties flow.
4 Thy gifts are only then enjoyed,

When used as talents lent;
Those talents only well employed,
When in thy service spent.

5 And though thy wisdom takes away,

Shall I arraign thy will ?
No, let me bless thy name, and say,

“The Lord is gracious still.”
6 A pilgrim through the earth I roam,

Of nothing long possessed,
And all must fail when I go home,

For this is not my rest. 832.

ANONYMOUS. “ With his stripes we are healed." 1 A VOICE upon the midnight air,

Where Kedron's moonlit waters stray,
Weeps forth in agony and prayer,

“O Father, take this cup away!” 2 Ah ! thou who sorrow'st unto death,

We conquer in thy mortal fray ;
And earth for all her children saith,

“O God, take not this cup away !" 3 O Lord of sorrow, meekly die ;

Thou 'lt heal or hallow all our woe;
Thy name refresh the mourner's sigh ;

Thy peace revive the faint and low. 4 Great Chief of faithful souls, arise ;

None else can lead the martyr band,
Who teach the brave how peril Alies,

When faith, unarmed, uplifts the hand. 5 O King of earth, the cross ascend ;

O'er climes and ages, 't is thy throne ;
Where'er thy fading eye may bend,

The desert blooms and is thine own. 6 Thy parting blessing, Lord, we pray ;

Make but one fold below, above ;
And when we go the last, lone way,

O, give the welcome of thy love!

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