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260 "Forgive Thy people that have sinned against Thee." --1 Kings viii. 50. LORD Almighty, God of nations, 3 Through oursins, our hearts confounding, From Thy temple in the skies

Long and loud for vengeance call, Hear Thy people's supplications, Thou hast mercy more abounding, Now for their deliverance rise.

Jesus' Blood can cleanse from all. 2 Lo! with deep contrition turning, 4 Let that love veil our transgression, Humbly at Thy feet we bend ;

Let that Blood our guilt efface; Hear us, fasting, praying, mourning, Save Thy people from oppression, Hear us, spare us, and defend.

God of love and powerandgrace.Amen.

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81. If ye will not yet for all this hearken unto Me, then I will punish

you seven times more for your sins."--Lev. xxvi. 18. P1 O LORD of life and death, we come 3 Forgive the foul neglect that brought In sorrow to Thy Throne;

Thy chastening to our door ; Yet not bewildered, blind and dumb, The homes uncared-for, souls untaught, Before some power unknown.

The unregarded poor ; 2 The scourge is in our Father's hand ; 4 The slothful ease, the greed of gain,

The plague comes forth from Thee; The wasted years, forgive ; Oh, give us hearts to understand, Purge out our sins by needful pain, And faith Thy ways to see !

Then turn, and bid us live.
5 So shall the lives for which we plead

Be spared to praise Thee still ;
And we, from fear and danger freed,
Be strong to do Thy will. Amen.


With weight.




262 "I will bring a sword upon you.—Lev. xxvi. 25. I GOD the all-terrible! King, who or- 4 God the all-righteous One! Man hath dainest

defied Thee; Great winds Thy clarions, lightnings Yet to eternity standeth Thy word ; Thy sword ;

Falsehood and wrong shall not tarry Show forth Thy pity on high where Thou beside Thee; reignest :

Give to us peace in our time, O Lord ! Þ Give to us peace in our time, O Lord !

5 God the all-pitiful ! Is it not crying2 God the omnipotent! Mighty Avenger, Blood of the guiltless like water outWatching invisible, judging unheard ; poured ?

[sighing ; Doom us not now in the hour of our Look on the anguish, the sorrow, the danger;

P Give to us peace in our time, O Lord ! P Give to us peace in our time, O Lord !

6 God the all-wise! By the fire of Thy 3 God the all-merciful! Earth hath for chastening,

(restored ; saken

Earth shall to freedom and truth be Thy ways of blessedness, slighted Thy Through the thick darkness Thy Kingword;

dom is hastening; Bid not Thy wrath in its terrors awaken: Þ Thou wilt give peace in Thy time, O Þ Give to us peace in our time, O Lord!

Lord ! Amen.

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(WAR.) 263 The Lord will bless His people with peace.—Ps. xxix. 11. 1 O God of love, O King of peace, 3 Whom shall we trust but Thee, O Lord ? Make wars throughout the world to cease: Where rest but on Thy faithful word ? The wrath of sinful man restrain ;

None ever called on Thee in vain ; p Give peace, O God, give peace again. p Give peace, O God, give peace again. 2 Remember, Lord, Thy works of old, 4 Where Saints and Angels dwell above,

The wonders that our fathers told ; All hearts are knit in holy love ; Remember not our sin's dark stain ; Oh, bind us in that heavenly chain ; p Give peace, O God, give peace again. P Give peace, O God, give peace again.


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264. He maketh peace in thy borders.”—Ps.cxlvii. 14. PIO LORD of Hosts, the earth is Thine; 3 The loftiness of man bow down ;

The nations bow beneath Thy sway; The haughtiness of man make low : Thy wisdom, love, and power divine Let all the world Thy greatness own ; All things in heaven and earth obey. And Peace return to dwell below. 2 The dearth, the pestilence, the sword, 4 O'er passions fierce and hatred sore These Thy most righteous judgments Shed down Thy healing Love again ; are ;

Bid angel choirs sing out once more Yet mark not our deservings, Lord, “ Peace upon earth, good will to men." But lift from us the scourge of war.

50 Father, teach us brother's love ;

O Saviour, make us one in Thee;
O Spirit, pour forth from above
Mercy and Peace and Unity. Amen.

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5 While the earth remaineth, seed-time and harvest ..... shall

not cease."-Gen. viii. 22. P 1 God, Creator, and Preserver !

Though his hand the reaper fill not, God, who feedest man and beast;

Yet we know that Thou art true. God, whose tender mercy careth For the weakest and the least;

5 Not in vain the mighty promise,

From beneath the Bow of Peace, 2 If in former times of gladness,

Told us, while the earth remaineth, In the fulness of our bread,

Seed-time, harvest, shall not cease. Harvest gifts to Thee we offered, Harvest songs to Thee we said ; 6 But our sins have stayed Thy blessing,

Our rebellions drawn Thy sword ; 3 Shall we not in trustful patience

Pity now Thy mourning people ; Cast our care upon Thee now?

Think upon Thy Covenant, Lord. Shall we not in meek obedience To Thy righteous judgments bow? M7 So the sunshine of Thy bounty

Once again shall dry our tears ; 4 Though the earthwithhold her increase, And Thy gracious hand restore us

Though the heaven restrain its dew, All our canker-eaten years. Amen.

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(Scarcity.) 266 Be merciful unio me, for my soul trusteth in Thee."-- Ps. lvii. 1. Pi Thou that sendest sun and rain,

Still we seem to hear the words, Ruling over land and sea,

Trust, ye faithful, trust in Me." May we ne'er of Thee complain,

4 All we have we know is Thine, Ne'er, whate'er our lot may be.

Thine to give and take away ; 2 Whether sun or rain in turn

Feed us then with food Divine, Ripen or destroy the grain,

Feed us this and every day. May we still this lesson learn

5 Thus, as changeful seasons bring Ne'er to murmur or complain.

Wealth or want, whiche'er it be, 3 Fewer flocks or fewer herds,

Uncomplaining still we'll sing, Scanty though our store may be,

Simply trusting all to Thee. Amen. VERONA.


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(SCARCITY.) Although.... the fields shall yield 10 meat .... yet I will rejoice in 401 the Lord, I will joy in the God of my salvation.- Hab. iii. 17, 18. PI What our Father does is well :

For the strength His Word supplies ;
Blessed truth His children tell !

He has called us sons of God,
Though He send for plenty, want,

Can we murmur at His rod ?
Though the harvest-store be scant,

4 What our Father does is well :
Yet we rest upon His love,

May the thought within us dwell ; Seeking better things above.

Though nor milk nor honey flow 2 What our Father does is well :

In our barren Canaan now,
Shall the wilful heart rebel ?

cres. God can save us in our need,
If a blessing He withhold

mf God can bless us, God can feed. In the field, or in the fold,

F 5 Therefore unto Him we raise
Is it not Himself to be

Hymns of glory, songs of praise ;
All our Store eternally?

To the Father, and the Son, 3 What our Father does is well :

And the Spirit, Three in One,
Though He sadden hill and dell,

Honour, might, and glory be,
Upward yet our praises rise

Now, and through eternity. Amen.

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