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SERVANTS of God, awake To hail this sacred day, And in glad songs of praise Your grateful homage pay; Come, bless the day that God hath blest, The type of heaven's eternal rest.

2 Upon this happy morn

The Lord of life arose;
He burst the bands of death,

And vanquished all our foes;
And now He pleads our cause above,
And reaps the fruit of all His love.

3 All hail! triumphant Lord!

Heaven with hosannas rings,
And earth in humbler strains

Thy praise responsive sings; Worthy the Lamb that once was slain, Through endless years to live and reign!

ERE another Sabbath's close,
Ere again we seek repose,
Lord, our song ascends to Thee,
At Thy feet we bow the knee.

2 For the mercies of the day,
For this rest upon our way,
Thanks to Thee alone be given,
Lord of earth and King of heaven.

3 Cold our services have been,
Mingled every prayer with sin:
But Thou canst and wilt forgive;
By Thy grace alone we live.

4 Whilst this thorny path we tread,
May Thy love our footsteps lead;
When our journey here is past,
May we rest with Thee at last.

5 Let these earthly Sabbaths prove
Foretastes of our joys above;
While their steps Thy pilgrims bend
To the rest which knows no end.

SOON, too soon, the sweet repose
Of this day of God will cease;
Soon this glimpse of heaven will close,

Vanish soon these hours of peace;
Soon return the toil, the strife,
All the weariness of life.

But the rest which yet remains
For Thy people, Lord, above,

Knows nor change, nor fears, nor pains-
Endless as their Saviour's love:

O may every Sabbath here

Bring us to that rest more near!

O SAVIOUR, bless us ere we go;
Thy word into our minds instil;
And make our lukewarm hearts to glow

With lowly love and fervent will:
Through life's long day and death's dark night,
O blessed Jesus, be our Light.

2 The day is gone, its hours have run,

And Thou hast taken count of all, The scanty triumphs grace hath won,

The broken vow, the frequent fall: Through life's long day and death's dark night, O blessed Jesus, be our Light.

3 Grant us, dear Lord, from evil ways

True absolution and release;
And bless us, more than in past days,

With purity and inward peace:
Through life's long day and death's dark night,
O blessed Jesus, be our Light.

4 Do more than pardon; give us joy,

Sweet fear, and sober liberty, And simple hearts without alloy

That only long to be like Thee: Through life's long day and death's dark night, O blessed Jesus, be our Light.

5 Labour is sweet, for Thou hast toiled;

And care is light, for Thou hast cared; O never let our works be soiled

With strife, or by deceit ensnared: Through life's long day and death's dark night, O blessed Jesus, be our Light.

For all we love, the poor, the sad,

The sinful, unto Thee we call;
O let Thy mercy make us glad;

Thou art our Saviour, and our all:
Through life's long day and death's dark night, ,
O blessed Jesus, be our Light.

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JESUS, where'er Thy people meet
There they behold Thy mercy-seat;
Where'er they seek Thee, Thou art found,
And every place is hallowed ground.

2 For Thou, within no walls confined,
Inhabitest the humble mind:

Such ever bring Thee where they come,
And going take Thee to their home.

3 Great Shepherd of Thy faithful few I
Thy former mercies here renew;
Here to our waiting souls proclaim
The glories of Thy saving name.

4 Now may we prove the power of prayer,
To strengthen faith and banish care;

To teach our faint desires to rise,
And bring all heaven before our eyes.

5 Lord, we are weak, but Thou art near;
Nor short Thine arm, nor deaf Thine ear:
O rend the heavens, Thyself make known,
And make our sinful hearts Thine own.

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POUR down Thy Spirit, gracious Lord,
On all assembled here;
Let us receive the engrafted word,
With meekness and with fear.

2 By faith in Thee the soul receives •

New life, though dead before;
And he, who in Thy name believes,
Shall live, to die no more.

3 Preserve the power of faith alive

In those that love Thy name;
For sin and Satan daily strive
To quench the sacred flame.

4 Thy grace and mercy first prevailed

From death to set us free;
And often since our life had failed,
Unless renewed by Thee.

5 To Thee we look, to Thee we bow,

To Thee for help we call;
Our Life and Resurrection Thou,
Our hope, our joy, our all.

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IN Thy presence we appear;
Lord, we love to worship here;
Here Thy faithful people meet
Thee upon Thy mercy-seat.

While to Thee our prayers ascend,
Let Thine ear in love attend;
Hear us when Thy Spirit pleads;
Hear, for Jesus intercedes.

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