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3 May we, blest seat ! our names behold,

Among thy citizens enrolld,

In thee for ever dwell;
Let Charity our steps attend,
Our sole crimpanion and our friend,
And Faith and Hope, farewell.

HYMN 260. P. M. “And I saw the holy city, neu Jerusalem, coming down

from God out of heaven, prepared as a bride adorned
for her husband.
THIEN it burst, the glorious view,

In the Spirit as I lay;
Heavens and earth created new,

For the first were pass'd away :
Sea was none, with billowy roar
Severing shore from kindred shore ;
But refulgent as a bride

For her husband beautified,
2 Forth from heaven and God descending,

Lo! the Holy City came,
Glories past expression blending,

New Jerusalem her name!
Hark! a voice from heaven, Our God
Plants withi men bis blest abode;
They liis hallow'd people; he,

He, their present God shall be.”
3. “God's own hand from all their eyes

Wipes for ever every tear;
Death is dead -no more to rise ;

Pain and sorrow disappear.”
Hark! he speaks—the lirst, the Last :
6. See! the whole creation past!
A new universe begun!
Write the changeless truth-'Tis done!"

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HYMN 261. L. M.
ALMIGHTY Father, bless the word,
Which through thy mercy we have heard ;
O may the precious seed take root,
Spring up, and bear abundant fruit.
So may we use the means of grace,
While in thy courts we seek thy face ;
That all who worship here may meet
Round thy celestial mercy-seat.

HYMN 262. 78.
CHRISTIAN brethren, ere we part,
Let us each, with grateful heart,
Once more to our Father raise
Our united hymns of praise.
Here, perhaps, we meet no more ;
But we seek a brighter shore,
Where, above all sin and pain,
Brethren, we shall meet again.
To the Triune God of heaven
Love and praise be ever given;
Here, and by his hosts above,
Endless praise, adoring love.

HYMN 263. L. M.
THY presence, everlasting God,
Wide o'er all nature spreads abroad;
Still on our souls vouchsafe to shine,
And guard and guide us still as thine.
Give us, in this thy house of prayer,
Again thy mercy, Lord, to share ;
Or if that joy no more be known, .
Give us to meet around thy throne.

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HYMN 264. 78.
YE that in his courts are found,
Listening to the joyful sound;
Lost and guilty as ye are,
Full of sorrow, sin, and care;
Glorify the King of kings,
Take the peace the gospel brings.
Turn to Christ your suppliant eyes,
View his perfect sacrifice;
See in him your sins forgiven,
Follow in his steps to heaven;
Glorify the King of kings,
Take the peace the gospel brings.

HYMN 265. 8.7.
WORSHIP, honour, glory, blessing,

Lord, we offer to thy name; . Young and old, thy praise expressing,

Join their Saviour to proclaim :
As the saints in heaven adore thee,

We would bow before thy throne;
As thine angels serve before thee,
So on earth thy will be done.

HYMN 266. 8.8. 6.
TO God the Father, God the Son,
And God the Spirit, Three in One,

In earth and heaven ador'd; Our hearts, and hands, and lips we raise, With humble prayer and grateful praise,

And own our Sovereign Lord. Father, Redeemer, Heavenly Guide ! May we by faith in thee abide,

And bless thy constant love; Till we in heaven thy glory see, And praise thee through eternity,

With angel hosts above,

HYMN 267. L. M.

1 THE day of wrath, that dreadful day,

When heaven and earth shall pass away!
What power shall be the sinner's stay?
How shall he meet that dreadful day?
When, shrivelling like a parched scroll,
The flaming heavens together roll;
And louder yet, and yet more dread,
Swells the high trump that wakes the dead ;
Ob! on that day, that awful day,
When man to judgment wakes from clay,
Be thou, O Christ, thy servants' stay,
Though heaven and earth shall pass away.

HYMN 268. 10s.

Christmas. 1 CHRISTIANS awake, salute the happy morn,

Whereon the Saviour of mankind was born;
Rise to adore the mystery of love,
Which hosts of angels chanted from above;
With them the joyful tidings were begun,

Of God incarnate, and the Virgin's Son.
2 Oh! may we keep and ponder in our mind,
God's wondrous love in saving lost mankind;
Trace we the babe, who hath retriev'd our loss,
From the poor manger to the bitter cross ;
Tread in his steps, assisted by his grace,

Till man's first heavenly state again take place. 3 Then may we hope, the angelic hosts among,

To join, redeem'd, a glad triumphant throng :
He that was born upon this joyful day,
Around us all his glory shall display:
Sav'd by his love, unceasingly we'll sing
Eternal praise to heaven's Almighty King.

HYMN 269. P. M.

Epiphany. I BRIGHTEST and best of the sons of the morning,

Dawn on our darkness and lend us thine aid ! Star of the East, the horizon adorning,

Guide where our infant Redeemer is laid : Cold on his cradle the dew-drops are shining;

Low lies his bed with the beasts of the stall ; Angels adore him, in slumber reclining,

Maker, and Monarch, and Saviour of all ! 2 Say, Shall we yield him, in costly devotion,

Odors of Edom and offerings divine ; Gems of the mountain and pearls of the ocean,

Myrrh from the forest and gold from the mine? Vainly we offer each ample oblation,

Vainly with gold would his favour secure ;
Richer by far is the heart's adoration,
Dearer to God are the prayers of the poor !

HYMN 270. 8.7.

Good Friday.
1 PASCHAL Lamb! by God appointed,

All our sins on thee were laid ;
By almighty love anointed,

Thou hast full atonement made :
Every sin may be forgiven,

Through the virtue of thy blood ;
Open'd is the gate of heaven,

Peace is made for man with God!
Worship, honour, love increasing,

Thou art worthy to receive ;
Loudest praises, without ceasing,

Meet it is for us to give ;
Help, ye pure angelic spirits,

Hither bring your sweetest lays;
Join to sing our Saviour's merits,

Join to chant Immanuel's praise,

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