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208“ Take heed now ; for the Lord hath chosen thee to build an house for
the sanctuary: be strong, and do it.”-1 Chron. xxviii. 10. I LORD, whose Temple once did glisten 3 Hither on each holy morning With a monarch's rich supplies,
Guide us on our churchway path ; To our humbler praises listen,
Here, O Lord, in life's first dawning Bless our willing sacrifice !
Sprinkle every child of wrath : Be our freewill offering, given
Here around Thy Table bending, To the Father and the Son,
Feed us with the Living Bread ; Sweeter in the sight of heaven
Here, to wait their Lord's descending, Than the scents of Lebanon !
PY Hallowed earth receive the dead !
2 Clouds and darkness veiled Thy dwell- P 4 When our Israel's sore transgression
In Thy chosen home of old, [ing Stops the windows of the sky; Though the hymn of praise wasswelling When we sink beneath oppression, 'Mid the pomp of Ophir's gold:
When we see our thousands die ; Here Thy love our hearts shall cres. Father, when we here adore Thee, brighten :
In Thy house our prayers receive ; Hence, ye earthborn clouds, away! mf When we spread our hands before Here Thy Spirit shall enlighten,
Thee, cres. Shining to the perfect day.
mf Here behold us, and forgive! Amen.
hearest, forgive."-1 Kings viii. 30.
In Sion's chosen gate,
Where Israel's faithful wait;
Unworthy though we be ;
We dedicate to Thee.
Thy people when they pray;
Let sin be washed away.
For ghostly strength and good ;
Their Saviour's Flesh and Blood.
And by Thy precepts live,
And when Thou hear'st, forgive !
Or pestilence, or foe,
When here Thy flock fall low.
'That raised Thy temple here,
With joy they may appear.
Praise to the Father be,
And, Holy Ghost, to Thee! Amen.
silence before Him."- Hab. ii. 20.
Temple of the glorious Godhead, Angels shouted at their birth ;
And the whole creation chanted, "Alleluia, Lord, to Thee !"
In the darkness and the stillness of the holy oracle ;
In the consecrated Temple of the princely Solomon.
And he heard the voice of Seraphs singing hymns of praise to Thee :
Sing they in the heavenly Temple to the Blessed Trinity.
In the Temple was presented; and the Temple's Lord was He :
And the Feast of Dedication “God-with-us" did celebrate.
Quick'ning through the holy laver with regenerating love ;
Pardoning, refreshing, cleansing, with Thy Body and Thy Blood.
Seed of Evangelic doctrine, Apostolic discipline ;
And in heaven by Angel-reapers may they safely garnered be.
And we pray Thee, by Thy Spirit, us, O Lord, to consecrate;
8 So when earthly temples shall be all dissolved in the dust,
For her husband, with Thy presence shall, O Lord, be glorified ;
Shall descend, and in its portals all the risen saints enfold;
Glory be to God the Father, to the Son, and Holy Ghost. Amen.
18.104.22.168. D. JOSEPH HAYDN, d. 1809.
(CHURCH RESTORATION.) 311 “We are the servants of the God of heaven and earth, and build the house
that was builded these many years ago.”—Ezra v. 11. FI Lift the strain of high thanksgiving ! Let the gracious word be spoken Tread with songs the hallowed way!
Here, as once on Sion's height, Praise our fathers' God for mercies
“This shall be My rest for ever, New to us their sons to-day :
This My dwelling of delight." Here they built for Him a dwelling,
4 Fill this latter house with glory Served Him here in ages past,
Greater than the former knew;[hood, Fixed it for His sure possession,
Clothe with righteousness its PriestHoly ground, while time shall last.
Guide its Choir to reverence true; M 2 When the years had wrought their Let Thy Holy One's anointing
Here its sevenfold blessing shed ; He, our own unchanging God;
Spread for us the heavenly Banquet,
Satisfy Thy poor with Bread.
... FF 5 Praise to Thee, Almighty Father!
Praise to Thee, Eternal Son !
Praise to Thee, all-quickening Spirit !
Ever-blessed Three in One! cres. Till once more His house is standing mf Threefold Power and Grace and f Firm and stately as of old.
Wisdom; 3 Ent'ring then Thy gates with praises, dim. Moulding out of sinful clay
Lord, be ours Thine Israel's prayer; cres. Living stones for that true Temple "Rise into Thy place of resting,
Which shall never know decay ! Show Thy promised Presence there!"
“Do all that is in thine heart, for the Lord is with thee.”—2 Sam. vii. 3.
I JESU ! where'er Thy people meet,
There they behold Thy mercy-seat ;
2 For Thou, within no walls confined,
Inhabitest the humble mind;
3 Yet everywhere Thou guid'st Thine own
To raise for Thee an earthly throne ;
4 Great Shepherd of Thy chosen few,
Thy former mercies here renew ;
5 Here may we prove the might of prayer
To strengthen faith and sweeten care ; cres. To teach our faint desires to rise,
f And bring all heaven before our eyes !
6 Behold, obedient to Thy word,
We stretch the curtain and the cord ;