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3 Scatter'd the shades of death and night,

And spread around his heav'nly light !
By hin what wond'rous grace is shown

To fouls impoverilh'd and undone.
4 He shows, beyond these mortal fhores,

A bright inheritance as ours;
Where faints in light our coming wait,
To share their holy, happy ftate!

HYMN XVIII.
For public Mercies and Deliverances.
ALVATION doth to God belong;

His pow'r and grace shall be our long : From him alone all mercies flow;

His arm alone fubdues the foe!
2 Then praise this God, who bows his car

Propitious to his people's pray'r;
And though deliv'rance he may Atay,

Yet answers ftill in his own day. 30 may this goodness lead our land,

Still lav'd by thine Almighty hand,
The tribute of its love to bring

To thee, our Saviour and our King i 4. Till ev'ry public temple raise

A song of triumph to thy praise ;
And ev'ry peaceful private home

To thee a temple shall become. 5 Still be it our fupreme delight,

To walk as in thy glorious fight;
Still in thy precepts and thy fear,
Till life's last hour, to persevere.

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HYMN XIX.
On GOD's Dominion over the Sea.
OD of the seas! thine awful voice.

Bids all the rolling waves rejoice!
And one soft word of thy command

Can Gink them filent in the sand.
2 The finallest fish that swims the feas,

Sportful, to thee a tribute pays;
And largest monsters of the deep,
At thy command, or rage or sleep.

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3 Thus is thy glorious pow'r ador'd

Among the wat’ry nations, Lord !
Yet men, who trace the dang'rous waves,
Forget the Mighty God who'laves !

The following Prayer, to be used in the congregations
is Diocese while the disease called Asiatic Cholera is im.
n ding, is put forth in conformity with Canon XLVII, of
132, of the General Convention of the P. E. Church in
e United States.

A. POTTER,

Bishop of the Diocese of Pennsylvania. #roam, Philadelphia, Dec. 12, 1848.

PRAYER.

O God, with whom are the issues of life and death, to hom it justly belongeth to punish sinners, and to be merful to them that truly repent; save us, we humbly beseech vee, from the ravages of that pestilence with which we are ircatened. We have provoked thy righteous judgments y our manifold transgressions and hardness of heart, and hough we should utterly perish, our punishment would be ess than our sins deserve. But, O God, who desirest not he death of a sinner, but rather that he should turn from lig wickedness and live, have pity upon us, thy unworthy creatures, and grant that we, repenting of our iniquities and forsaking our sins, may experience thy forgiving and protecting grace. As thou didst deliver thy people of old when they turned to thee from their rebellion, and didst cause thy destroying angel to cease from punishing, so turn thine anger from us, who meekly acknowledge our vileness, and repent us of our sins. Spare those who are now suffering from this grievous sickness, restore the voice of joy and health to their dwellings; and grant that all who shall taste thy forbearing mercy may devote their souls and bodies a living sacrifice to thee; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

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attend his people's humble cr Defend them in the needful hour,

and send deliv'rance from on high
2 In his falvation is our hope,

and in the Name of Ifrael's God
Our troops shall lift their banners up i

3 Scatter'd the shades of death and night,

And spread around his heav'nly light !
By him what wond'rous grace is shown

To fouls impoverish'd and undone.
4 He shows, beyond these mortal fhores,

A bright inheritance as ours;
Where faints in light our coming wait,
To share their holy, happy ftate!

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3 Thus is thy glorious pow'r ador'd

Among the wat’ry nations, Lord !
Yet men, who trace the dang’rous waves,
Forget the Mighty God who'laves !

HYMN XX.
Which may be used at Sea or on Land.
ORD! for the just thou dost provide ;

thou art their fure defence ! Eternal Wisdom is their guide,

their help Omnipotence. 2 Though they through foreign lands should roam,

and breathe the tainted air In burning climates, far from home;

yet thou, their God, art there. 3 Thy goodness sweetens ev'ry foil,

makes ev'ry country please; Thou on the snowy hills dost smile,

and smooth’st the rugged seas ! 4 When waves on waves, to heav'n uprear'd,

defy'd the pilot's art; When terror in each face appear’d,

and sorrow in each heart; 5 To thee I rais'd my humble pray'r,

to snatch me from the grave ! I found thine ear not flow to hear,

Nor Ahort thine arm to save ! 6 Thou gav'st the word—the winds did ceale,

the storins obey'd thy will, The raging lea was hulh'd in peace,

and ev'ry wave was still ! 7 For this, my life, in ev'ry state,

a life of praise shall be ; And death, when death shall be my fate,

shall join my soul to thee.

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HYMN XXI.
Prayer and Hope of VICTORY.
OW may the God of grace and pow'r

attend his people's humble cry; Defend them in the needful hour,

and send deliv'rance from on high. 2 In his falvation is our hope,

and in the Name of Irael's God
trong Boll lift their

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3. Some trust in horses train'd for war,

and some of chariots make their boasts; Our sureft expectations are

from thee, the Lord of heav'nly hosts ! Then save us, Lord, from Navish fear,

and let our trust be firm and strong,
Till thy salvation fhall appear,
and hymns of peace conclude our song. .

HYMN XXII.
For the use of the Sick.
HEN dangers, woes, or death are nigh,

Past mercies teach me where to fly;
Thine arm, Almighty God, can aid,

When fickness grieves, and pains invade. 2 To all the various helps of art

Kindly thy healing pow'r imparts
Bethesda's* bath refus'd to save 1

Unless an Angel blefs'd the wave.
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All med'cines act by thy decree, 7
Receive commission all from thee;
And'not a plant which spreads the plains,

But teams with health, when heay'n ordains. 4 Clay and Siloam's pool, we find,

At heav'n's command restor'd the blind;
And Jordan'sI waters hence were seen:

To wash a Syrian leper clean.
5 But grant me nobler favours ftill, i

Grant me to know and do thy will;
Purge my foul soul from ev'ry stain,

And save me from eternal pain.
6 Can such a wretch for pardon fue ?

My crimes, my crimes, arise in view,
Arrest my trembling tongue in pray',

And pour the horrors of despair.
7 But thou, regard my contrite fighs,

My tortur'd breast, my streaming eyes ;
To me thy boundless love extend,

My God, my Father, and my Friend.
8 These lovely Names I ne'er could plead,

Had not tliy Son; vouchsaf'd to bleed;
His Blood procur'd for lyuman race

Admittance to the Throne of Grace.
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When fin has shot its poison's dart,
And conscious guilt corrodes the heart,

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