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200 Help us, O God of our salvation, for the glory of Thy name." Imf LORD of our life, and God of our 3 P Peace in our hearts, our evil thoughts salvation,
assuaging, Star of our night, and Hope of every Peace in Thy Church, where brothers nation,
are engaging, cres Hear and receive Thy Church's suppli- Peace when the world its busy war is cation,
waging : f Lord God Almighty.
Calm Thy foes' raging. 2 mf Lord, Thou canst help when earthly 4 mf Grant us Thy help till foes are backarmour faileth,
ward driven ; Lord, Thou canst save when deadly Grant them Thy truth, that they may sin assaileth,
be forgiven ; cres Lord, o'er 'Thy rock nor death nor p Grant peace on earth, and, after we hell prevaileth :
have striven, dim Grant us Thy peace, Lord.
PP Peace in Thy heaven.
“One faith, one hope, one baptism." I mf ONE sole baptismal sign,
3 P Oh, may that holy prayer,
His tenderest and His last,
His constant, latest care,
Ere to His throne He passed, cres From different temples though it rise, cres No longer unfulfilled remain,
One song ascendeth to the skies. The world's offence, His people's stain! 2 mf Our sacrifice is one ;
4 mf Head of Thy Church beneath, One Priest before the throne,
The catholic, the true,
On all her members breathe,
When Christians love and live as one!
“I was in the Spirit on the Lord's day," Imf LORD, remove the veil away, 3 From beyond the grave's dark night Let us see Thyself to-day !
What mild radiance meets my sight' Thou who camest from on high, Softly stealing on the ear, p For our sins to bleed and die,
What strange music do I hear? cres Help us now to cast aside
mf 'Tis the golden crowns on high ! All that would our hearts divide; "Tis the chorus of the sky! With the Father and the Son dim Lord, Thy sinful child prepare Let Thy living Church be one.
For a place and portion there. 2mf Oh, from earthly cares set free, 4mf Give my soul the spotless dress Let us find our rest in Thec !
Of Thy perfect righteousness; May our toils and conflicts cease Then at length, a welcome guest, In the calm of Sabbath peace,
I shall enter to the feast, hoes That Thy people, here below, f Take the harp, and raise the song
Something of the bliss may know, All Thy ransomed ones among ; Something of the rest and love, Earthly cares and sorrows o'er, In the Sabbath-home above.
Joys to last for evermore! Amen.
S. S. WESLEY, Mus. Doc.
(See also “ Day of Rest," No. 302.)
A day of sweet refection
Thou art, a day of love,
From earth to things above. fres On thee, the high and lowly
4ms To-day on weary nations Before the eternal throne
The heavenly manna falls ; f Sing, “Holy, holy, holy !"
To holy convocations
cres The silver trumpet calls, 2 mf On thee, at the creation,
| Where Gospel-light is glowing The light first had its birth,
With pure and radiant beams On thee, for our salvation,
And living water flowing
5 mf New graces ever gaining
From this our day of rest,
We reach the rest remaining
To spirits of the blest.
To Father and to Son ; cres From thee, like Pisgah's mountain, f The Church her voice upraises We view our promised land ;
To Thee, blest Three in One.
“Call the Sabbath a delight.'' IP MY Lord, my Life, was crucified ; 4mf Welcome and dear unto my soul He all the pains did bear ;
Are these sweet feasts of love : cres But in the sweetness of His rest
But what a Sabbath shall I keep,
When I shall rest above !
2mf How sweetly rest Thy saints above, 5mf I bless Thy wise and wondrous love, Who in Thy bosom lie !
Which binds us to be free ; The Church below doth rest in hope Which makes us leave our earthly Of that felicity.
That we may come to Thee. (snares
3 mf Thou, Lord, who daily feed'st Thy 6mf I come, I wait, I hear, I pray;
Mak'st them a weekly feast ; (sheep, Thy footsteps, Lord, I trace: Thy flocks meet in their several folds cres I sing to think this is the way Upon this day of rest.
Unto my Saviour's face ! Amen.
W. H. GLADSTONE
205 “There remaineth, therefore, a rest to the people of God."
On this Thy day, in this Thy house; Which warble from immortal tongues;
No cares to break the long repose; 2 mf Thine earthly Sabbaths, Lord, we love; No midnight shade, no clouded sun, cres But there's a nobler rest above; cres But sacred, high, eternal noon.
To that our labouring souls aspire
Dawn on these realms of woe and sin! 3 mf No more fatigue, no more distress; dim Fain would we leave this weary road, Nor sin nor hell shall reach the place; p And sleep in death, to rest with God.
206 “He rose again the third day according to the scriptures."
Heaven with hosannas rings;
And earth, in humbler strains,
Thy praise responsive sings : Come, bless the day that God hath Worthy the Lamb that once was slain, blest,
Through endless years to live and The type of heaven's eternal rest.
reign! 2 mf On this auspicious morn
4 f Great King, gird on Thy sword, The Lord of life arose,
Ascend Thy conquering car,
While justice, power, and love
Maintain the glorious war: