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Its home, when time shall be no more,
In heaven with Thee for evermore;
Accepted in Thy boundless love
To share His throne and joy above.

O Father, bless, for they are Thine,
O Son, direct in love divine,
O Holy Ghost, with grace endue
The old creation and the new. Amen.

48. c. M.

Almightt God, Thy word is cast,
Like seed, into the ground;

Now let the dew of heaven descend,
And plenteous fruits abound.

Let not the foe of Christ and man

This holy seed remove,
But give it root in every heart

To bring forth fruits of love.

Let not the world's deceitful cares

The rising plant destroy,
But let it yield a hundredfold,

The fruits of peace and joy.

Where'er the precious seed is sown
Thy quickening grace bestow,

That all whose souls the Truth receive
Its saving power may know.

To God the Father, God the Son,

And God the Holy Ghost,
All honour by the church be done,

And by the heavenly host. Ainen.

49. c. M.

Theee is a book who runs may read,
Which heavenly truth imparts;

And all the lore its scholars need,
Pure eyes and Christian hearts.

The works of God above, below,

Within us and around,
Are pages in that book to show

How God himself is found.

The glorious sky, embracing all,

Is like the Maker's love Wherewith encompassed, great and small

In peace and order move.

The moon above, the church below,

A wondrous race they run;
But all their radiance, all their glow,

Each borrows of its sun.

The Saviour lends the light and heat

That crowns His holy hill;
The saints, like stars, around His seat

Perform their courses still.

Thou who hast given me eyes to see

And love this sight so fair,
Give me a heart to find out Thee,

And read Thee everywhere. Amen.

50. L. M.

Jesu, Creator of the world!

Of all mankind Eedeemer blest! True God of God, in whom we see

The Father's image clear express'd !.

Thee, Saviour, love alone constrained
To make our mortal flesh Thine own;

Thou as a second Adam cam'st,
For the first Adam to atone.

That self-same love, which made the sky,
Which made the sea, and stars and earth,

Took pity on our misery,

And broke the bondage of our birth.

O Jesu, in Thy breast divine

That self-same love doth ever glow;

For ever mercy to mankind

Shall from that ceaseless fountain flow.

For this Thy pierced and wounded heart
Poured forth the water and the blood,

To cleanse us from the stains of guilt
And reconcile the world to God.

To God the Father and the Son
All praise and power and glory be,

With Thee, O Holy Comforter,
Through time and through eternity.

Amen.

51. 8, 8, 6.

Geeat mover of all hearts, Whose hand
Doth all the secret springs command

Of human thought and will,
Thou, since the world was made, dost bless
Thy saints with fruits of holiness,

Their order to fulfil.

Faith, hope, and love here weave one chain,
But love alone shall then remain

When this short day is gone;
O Love, O Truth, O endless Light,
When shall we see Thy sabbath bright

With all our labours done?

We sow 'mid perils here and tears;
There the glad hand the harvest bears,

Which here in grief hath sown:
Great Three in One, the increase give;
These gifts of grace, by which we live,

With heavenly glory crown. Amen.

Unit.

52. c. M.

Lobd, when we bend before Thy throne,

And our confessions pour, Teach us to feel the sins we own,

And hate what we deplore.

Our broken spirits pitying see;

True penitence impart;
Then let a kindling glance from Theo

Beam hope upon the heart.

When we disclose our wants in prayer

May we our wills resign,
And not a thought our bosoms share

Which is not wholly Thine.

May faith each weak petition fill,

And waft it to the skies, And teach our hearts 'tis goodness still

That grants it or denies.

All glory to the Father be,

All glory to the Son,
All glory, Holy Ghost, to Thee,

While endless ages run. Amen.

53. 8-7, 8-7, 4-7.

Jestj Lobd, we kneel before Thee, Bend from heaven Thy gracious ear;

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