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"I will command My blessing upon you." Imf COMMAND Thy blessing from 3mf Command Thy blessing in this hour, above,

Spirit of truth! and fill this place
O God! on all assembled here; p With wounding and with healing
Behold us with a Father's love,

power,

(grace. P While we look up with filial fear. cres With quickening and confirming - 2 mf Command Thy blessing, Jesus, Lord !4 mfo Thou, our Maker, Saviour, Guide, May we Thy true disciples be ;

One true eternal God confessed ! Speak to each heart the mighty Whom Thou hast joined may none word,

divide,

[blest. Say to the weakest—"Follow Me." None dare to curse whom Thou hast

5 f With Thee and these for ever found,

May all the souls who here unite,
With harps and songs Thy throne surround,
Rest in Thy love, and reign in light. Amen.

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"Surely the Lord is in this place." I mf GOD reveals His presence : 3 P O Thou Fount of blessing, Let us now adore Him,

Purify my spirit ; And with awe appear before Him. Trusting only in Thy merit, p God is in His temple :

cres Like the holy angels All within keep silence,

Who behold Thy glory, Prostrate lie with deepest reverence. May I ceaselessly adore Thee. cres Him alone

mf Let Thy will God we own,

Ever still f Him our God and Saviour :

Rule Thy Church terrestrial,
Praise His name for ever !

As the hosts celestial.
2 p God reveals His presence : 4 mf Jesus, dwell within me;
Hear the harps resounding ;

Whilst on earth I tarry,
See the crowds the throne surround. Make me Thy blest sanctuary ;
PP Holy, holy, holy !”

[ing ; cres Then, on angel pinions, cres Hear the hymn ascending,

Waft me to those regions, Angels, saints, their voices blending. Filled with bright seraphic legions. Bow Thine ear

mf May this hope To us here;

Bear me up cres Hearken, O Lord Jesus,

f Till these eyes for ever dim To our meaner praises.

Gaze on Thee, my Saviour ! Amen.

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2 p Low at His feet lay thy burden of carefulness;

cres High on His heart He will bear it for thee,
mf Comfort thy sorrows, and answer thy prayerfulness,

Guiding thy steps as may best for thee be.
3 mf Fear not to enter His courts, in the slenderness

Of the poor wealth thou wouldst reckon as thine ;
Truth in its beauty, and love in its tenderness--

These are the offerings to lay on His shrine.
4 mf These, though we bring them in trembling and fearfulness,

He will accept for the Name that is dear,
Mornings of joy give for evenings of tearfulness,

Trust for our trembling, and hope for our fear.
5 mf Worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness ;

Bow down before Him, His glory proclaim ; cres Gold of obedience and incense of lowliness

Bring, and adore Him; the Lord is His name! Amen

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219 The Lord is nigh unto all them that call upon Hiin.'' i mf JESUS! where'er Thy people meet, 3 mf Dear Shepherd of Thy chosen few,

There they behold Thy mercy-seat ; Thy former mercies here renew; Where'er they seek Thee, Thou art cres Here to our waiting hearts proclaim found,

The sweetness of Thy saving name.
And every place is hallowed ground.
12 mf For Thou, within no walls confined, 4mf Heremay we prove the power of prayer
Inhabitest the humble mind;

To strengthen faith and sweeten care;
Such ever bring Thee where they come, cres To teach our faint desires to rise,
And, going, take Thee to their home. f And bring all heaven before our eyes,

5 p Lord, we are few, (cres) but Thou art near;

Nor short Thine arm, nor deaf Thine ear; cres Oh, rend the heavens, come quickly down,

f And make a thousand hearts Thine own! Amen.

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HEBER.

8,7,8,7,4,7.

E. J. HOPKINS, Mus. Doc,

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