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1515 "This God is our God for ever and ever: He will be our guide even unto weath." Emf FOR Thy mercy and Thy grace, 4mf In our weakness and distress,
Faithful through another year, cres Rock of strength, be Thou our stay: Fibes Hear our song of thankfulness: mf In the pathless wilderness
Jesus, our Redeemer, hear ! cres Be our true and living way. Emf Lol our sins on Thee we cast, 5 Who of us death's awful road Thee our perfect Sacrifice;
In the coming year shall tread, res And, forgetting all the past,
With Thy rod and staff, O God,
Guide us, Bright and Morning Star: Keep us evermore Thine own;
Fit us for the promised crown.
We shall praise, on golden strings,
Thee, the only Potentate,
516 "O Lord, we beseech Thee, send now prosperity."
(CHURCH DEDICATION.] imf BE with us, gracious Lord, to-day; 4mf Here, when the Gospel sound is heard,
This house we dedicate to Thee: And here proclaimed the saving Name,
stirred, 2nf Within these walls let holy peace,
cres And souls be kindled into flame. Let love and truth be always found; 5 mf Here may the dead be made to live, May burdened hearts find sweet The dumb to sing, the deaf to hear; release,
(crowned. And do Thou to the humble give cres And souls with richest grace be Pardon and peace instead of fear. 13nf May here be heard the suppliant's 6 mf Make this, O Lord, Thine own abode;
The weary enter into rest; [sigh, Thy presence in these courts be given;
Here may the contrite to Thee cry, Be this, indeed, “the house of God," fres And waiting souls be richly blest. And this in truth the "gate of heaven."
517 I saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down from God out of heaven, prepared as a bride adorned for
her husband." [CHURCH BUILDING OR OPENING.] FimfCHRIST is made the sure Foundation 3 D Here vouchsafe to all Thy servants
And the precious Corner-stone; What they ask of Thee to gain,
With the blessed to retain,
cres And hereafter, in Thy glory,
With Thy blessed ones to reign. 2 mfTo this temple, where we call Thee, 4 f Laud and honour to the Father ! Come, O Lord of hosts, to-day !
Laud and honour to the Son ! With Thy wonted loving-kindness Laud and honour to the Spirit ! Hear Thy people as they pray ;
Ever Three and ever One, cres And Thy fullest benediction
One in grace, and One in glory,
While eternal ages runī Amen.
S. S. WESLEY, Mus. Doc.
“Behold, I lay in Zion a chief corner-stone."
[CHURCH BUILDING OR OPENING.]
For evermore draw nigh ;
Accept each faithful vow,
And mark each suppliant sigh ;
cres In copious shower,
On all who pray
Each holy day
Thy blessings pour.
These hallowed courts shall ring! The grace which we implore ;
grace, once given, The Three in One to sing ;
Be with us evermore ; cres And thus proclaim
cres Until that day
When all the blest
To endless rest
irall Are called away. Amen.
[CHURCH BUILDING.) I mf THIS stone to Thee in faith we lay ; 4 f Hosanna ! to their heavenly King,
We build the temple, Lord, to Thee; When children's voices raise thal Thine eyes be open night and day Hosanna ! let their angels sing, (song
To guard this house and sanctuary. And heaven with earth the strain 2mf Here, when Thy people seek Thy face,
prolong. p And dying sinners pray to live, 5 p But will, indeed, Jehovah deign cres Hear Thou in heaven, Thy dwellirg- Here to abide, no transient guest place,
Here will the world's Redeemer reigns And when Thou hearest, oh, forgive. And here the Holy Spirit rest? 3mf Here, when Thy messengers proclaim 6mf That glory never hence depart ! [alone The blessed Gospel of Thy Son,
Yet choose not, Lord, this house cres Still by the power of His great name cres Thy kingdom come to every heart, Be mighty signs and wonders done. of In every bosom fix Thy throne.
Amen Sr. MATTHEW.
C.M. D. WILLIAM CROFT, Mus. Dog