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PREFACE.

This book is meant to accompany a volume of larger size bearing the same name, containing these hymns set to appropriate music, in the exact order of arrangement here employed. The object of its issue is merely to meet the convenience of those who desire a more portable form.

The compiler has designed the “Songs for the Sanctuary” for use not only in the House of God, but in the Social Meetings of Christians, and even in the Family; to be a book, if God and His people shall honor it so far, familiar in the Home as well as in the Church; which children with their parents shall love and study; and by which all shall be aided and taught to take part more joyfully in the worship of the Redeemer.

It needs only to be observed, that, although for symmetry and convenience no separation

as to arrangement or numbering has been adopted, to distinguish between Hymns and what are technically called Psalms, yet the best versions of these latter have been carefully and lovingly sought from every source, so that each of the old songs of inspired authors might, if possible, have its representative here. An additional Index of Texts of Scripture will be found in the larger volume.

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SONGS FOR THE SANCTUARY.

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1 SAFELY through another week,

God has brought us on our way;
Let us now a blessing seek,

Waiting in his courts to-day :
Day of all the week the best,
Emblem of eternal rest.

2 While we seek supplies of grace,

Through the dear Redeemer's name,
Show thy reconciling face-

Take away our sin and shame;
From our worldly cares set free,-
May we rest this day in thee.

3 Here we come thy name to praise ;

Let us feel thy presence near ;
May thy glory meet our eyes,

While we in thy house appear:
Here afford us, Lord, a taste
Of our everlasting rest.

1 May the gospel's joyful sound

Wake our minds to raptures new:
Let thy victories abound, -

Unrepenting souls subdue :
Thus let all our Sabbaths prove,
Till we rest in thee above.

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