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5. Sing — " Live for ever, Wondrous King !

“ Born to redeem, and strong to save; “ Thine arm has torn from death its sting,

“ And snatch'd the vict'ry from the grave.”

Hal

IX. ASCENSION DAY;

OR THE FOLLOWING SUNDAY. 28. T'he ascension and intercession of Christ. (P. M.) 1 Hail! the day that sees Him rise, Hallelujah. Glorious to His native skies !

Hal. CHRIST, awhile to mortals giv'n,

Hal. Enters now the highest heav'n.

Hal. 2 There the glorious triumph waits - Hal. Lift your heads, eternal gates !

Hal. Christ has vanquish'd death and sin,

Hal. Take the King of Glory in. 3 Lo! the heav'n its LORD receives ! Hal.

Yet He loves the earth He leaves ; Hal. Though returning to His throne,

Hal. Still He calls mankind His own.

Hal. 4 Still for us He intercedes,

Ha.. His prevailing death He pleads :

Hal. Near Himself prepares our place,

Hal. Harbinger of human race. ,

Hal. 5 O! though parted from our sight Hal. Far above yon azure height,

Hal. Grant our hearts may thither rise, Hal. Seeking Thee above the skies.

Hal. X. WHITSUNDAY.

29. Veni Creator. (C. M.)
1 COME, Holy Ghost, Creator ! come,

Inspire the souls of Thine,
Till ev'ry heart which Thou hast made

; Is fill'd with grace divine.
2 Thou art the COMFORTER, the gift

Of God, and fire of love :
The everlasting spring of joy,

And unction from above.
3 Enlighten our dark souls, till they
.." Thy sacred love embrace;
Assist our minds (by nature frail)

With Thy celestial grace..
4 Drive far from us the mortal foe,
. And give us peace within ;

That, by Thy guidance blest, we may
· Escape the snares of sin.
5 Teach us the Father to confess,

And Son from death reviv'd ;
And with Them both, Thee, Holy Ghost,

Who art from both deriv’d.
6 To FATHER, Son, and Holy Ghost,

The God whom we adore,
Be glory, as it was, is now,
And shall be evermore.

30. Veni Creator. (L. M.)
· 1 COME, Holy Ghost, Creator ! come,

And visit all the souls of Thine: - Thou hast inspir'd our hearts with life, - Inspire them now with life divine. .

2 Enlighten our dark souls, till they

Thy love thy heav'nly love embrace ; And, since we are by nature frail,

Assist us with Thy saving grace. 3 Drive far from us the mortal foe, .

And grant us to have peace within ; That, with Thy light and guidance blest,

We may escape the snares of sin. 4 Teach us the Father to confess,

And Son, who from the grave reviv'd: And, with the Father and the Son,

Thee, Holy Ghost, from both derivd.. 5 With Thee, O FATHER, therefore, may

The Son, who was from death restorid, And Sacred COMFORTER, One God,

To endless ages be ador'd.

31. Hymn from the Ordination Service. (P. M.)
i Come, Holy Ghost ! our souls inspire,

And lighten with celestial fire !
Thou the Anointing Spirit art,
Who dost Thy sevenfold gifts impart.
Thy blessed unction from above
Is comfort, life, and fire of love.

2 Enable with perpetual light

The darkness of our bounded sight; Anoint our heart, and cheer our face, With the abundance of Thy grace; . Keep far our foes ;.give peace at home, Where Thou art Guide, no ill can come.

3 Teach us to know the Father, Son, .

And Thee of both, to be but one; -
That through the ages all along
This theme may form our endless song:-
Praise be to Thine eternal merit,
O FATHER, Son, and HOLY SPIRIT!

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32. Veni Creator. (L. M.) 1 CREATOR SPIRIT ! by whose aid

The world's foundations first were laid ! « Come, visit ev'ry pious mind;

Come, pour Thy joys on human kind !” 2 Thrice holy fount ! thrice holy fire ! Our hearts with heav'nly love inspire: Come, and Thy sacred unction bring,

To sanctify us while we sing.
3 Chase from our minds th' infernal foe,

And peace, the fruit of love, bestow ;
And, lest our feet should step astray,

Protect and guide us in the way. 4 Make us eternal truths receive,

And practise all that we believe;
Give us Thyself, that we may see

The FATHER and the Son by Thee ! 5 Immortal honours, endless fame,

Attend th’ Almighty FATHER's name ;
The Saviour Son be glorified,

Who for lost man's redemption died. 6 And equal adoration be,

ETERNAL SPIRIT, paid to Thee;
6 Come, visit every pious mind,
Come, pour thy joys on human kind !”

- XI. TRINITY SUNDAY.

33. Hymn from the Litany. (L. M.) i Father of Heav'n! whose love profound

A ransom for our souls hath found,
Before Tły throne we sinners bend;

To us Thy pardoning love extend.
2 ALMIGHTY Son ! Incarnate Word,

Our Prophet, Priest, Redeemer, LORD! Before Thy throne we sinners bend;

To us Thy saving grace extend.
3 ETERNAL SPIRIT! By whose breath

The soul is rais'd from sin and death,
Before Thy throne we sinners bend;

To us Thy quick’ning power extend.
4 Jehovah! Father! Spirit! Son !

Mysterious Godhead! Three in One!
Before Thy throne we sinners bend ;
Grace, pardon, life, to us extend.

34. Praise to the Trinity. (P. M.) i Glory be to God on high ! God, whose glory fills the sky! Peace on earth to man forgiv'n !

2 SOVEREIGN FATHER! heav'nly King!

Thee we now presume to sing !
Glad Thine attributes confess,

Glorious all and numberless.
3 Hail ! by all Thy works ador'd!

Hail the everlasting Lord !
Thee with thankful hearts we prove,
Lord of power, and life, and love.

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