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7 Cheerful they walk with growing strength, Till all shall meet in heaven at length; Till all before Thy face appear,

And join in nobler worship there.


L. M.



1 GREAT God attend, while Zion sings
The joy that from Thy presence springs:
To spend one day, with Thee on earth,
Exceeds a thousand days of mirth.

2 Might I enjoy the meanest place
Within Thy house, O God of grace;
Not tents of ease, nor thrones of power,
Should tempt my feet to leave Thy door.
3 God is our sun, He makes our day;
God is our shield, He guards our way
From all th' assaults of hell and sin,
From foes without and foes within.

4 All needful grace will God bestow,
And crown that grace with glory too:
He gives us all things, and withholds
No real good from upright souls.

5 O God, our King, Thy sovereign sway,
The glorious hosts of heaven obey;
And devils at Thy presence flee:

Blessed is the man that trusts in Thee!

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1 LORD of the worlds above,
How pleasant and how fair,
The dwellings of Thy love,
Thine earthly temples are!

To Thine abode,


With warm desires

My heart aspires, To see my God.

2 The sparrow for her young
With pleasure seeks a nest,
And wandering swallows long
To find their wonted rest:

My spirit faints

With equal zeal,

To rise and dwell

Among Thy saints.

3 O happy souls that pray

Where God appoints to hear!
O happy men that pay

Their constant service there!

They praise Thee still

And happy they,

That love the way

To Zion's hill.

4 They go from strength to strength,
Through this dark vale of tears;
Till each arrives at length,

Till each in heaven appears.

O glorious seat,

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Shall thither bring

When God our King | Our willing feet!

5 To spend one sacred day,

Where God and saints abide,

Affords diviner joy,

Than thousand days beside:

Where God resorts, To keep the door, Than shine in courts.

I covet more

6 God is our sun and shield,

Our light and our defence;
With gifts His hands are filled;
We draw our blessings thence:
Peculiar grace,
On Jacob's race, And glory too.

He shall bestow

7 The Lord His people loves;

His hand no good withholds
From those His heart approves,
From pure and pious souls.

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1 LORD, Thou hast called Thy grace to mind,
Thou hast reversed our heavy doom:
So God forgave when Israel sinned,

And brought His wandering captives home.

2 Thou hast begun to set us free,

And made Thy fiercest wrath abate:
Now let our hearts be turned to Thee;
And Thy salvation be complete.

3 Revive our dying graces, Lord,

And let Thy saints in Thee rejoice:
Make known Thy truth, fulfil Thy word;
We wait for praise to tune our voice.
4 We wait to hear what God will say;
He'll speak, and give His people peace:
But let them run no more astray,
Lest His returning wrath increase.

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1 SALVATION is for ever nigh,


The souls that fear and trust the Lord;
And grace, descending from on high,
Fresh hopes of glory shall afford.

2 Mercy and truth on earth are met,

Since Christ the Lord came down from heaven: By His obedience so complete,

Justice is pleased, and peace is given.

3 Now truth and honour shall abound;
Religion dwell on earth again;

And heavenly influence bless the ground,
In our Redeemer's gentle reign.

4 His righteousness is gone before,
To give us free access to God:
Our wandering feet shall stray no more,
But mark His steps, and keep the road.

86-PART I.

C. M.



1 AMONG the princes, earthly gods,
There's none hath power divine;
Nor is their nature, mighty Lord!
Nor are their works like Thine.
2 The nations, Thou hast made, shall bring
Their offerings round Thy throne:
For Thou alone dost wondrous things;
For thou art God alone.

3 Lord, I would walk with holy feet:
Teach me Thy heavenly ways;
And my poor scattered thoughts unite
In God my Father's praise.

4 Great is Thy mercy, and my tongue
Shall those sweet wonders tell;
How by Thy grace my sinking soul
Rose from the deeps of hell.


L. M.



1 JESUS, my God, my all in all,

Display Thy power, unveil Thy face; Wilt Thou not hear when sinners call? Is not Thy reign, a reign of grace? 2 A thousand times my tongue hath said, "Bought with a price, I'm not my own;" A thousand times my soul hath fled, And sought relief before Thy throne.

3 But now I grope, as in the night;

I can't believe, and dare not trust:

My path is hedged, I see no light,

My hopes are prostrate in the dust. 4 With fears that all experience past

Hath been delusive, false and vain,
I dread, lest falling short at last,

I never shall the prize obtain.
5 When to the cross I wish to fly,
And see the blood of sprinkling flow;
To Sinai's mount, not Calvary,
A legal spirit bids me go.

6 Striving to stretch my withered arms,
I fain would give myself away;
But sins and guilt excite alarms,
And check a near approach to Thee.

7 Oh! if already I've believed,

If Christ and I indeed be one:
Then prove thyself my Help and Shield,
Or, let the work be now begun.

8 Show me a token, Lord, for good,

And let me know that I am Thine;
Dispel my doubts, disperse the cloud,
And on my soul benignant shine.
9 Now, let Thy Spirit from above,

Bear witness to my troubled heart;
Now shed abroad my Father's love,
And filial confidence impart.

10 Then shall my foes, who hate me, see
That God is faithful to His saints;
That He hath heard and helped me,
And changed to praise my sad complaints.


L. M.



1 GOD in His earthly temples lays

Foundations for His heavenly praise;

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