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2117 David spake to the chief of the Levites to appoint their brethren to

be the singers with instruments of music."-1 Chron. xv. 16.

F1 COME forth, O Christian brothers,

In ordered fair array ;
Come forth with strains of gladness,

To greet your festal day!
Rejoice in God your Saviour ;

Your hearts and voices raise,
His gates with songs to enter,

And tread His courts with praise ! 2 Here, joined in holy union,

Assembling year by year,
With one accord to worship,

Before Him we appear ;
With joy, like holy David's,

Our hearts receive the word,
Which bids us seek together

The house of David's Lord !

P 4 Yet who may venture nigh Thee,

Or who may touch Thine ark ?
O Thou, beside whose pureness

The heaven of heavens is dark,
Whose fire is swift to chasten,

Whose scourge is strong to smite,
Whose eyes and heart are watching

Thy Temple day and night!
P 5 Before Thy Throne great Angels

With veiled faces bow;
Have mercy on the sinful

Who dare to seek Thee now;
And o'er our earth-soiled garments

Thy robe of whiteness fling,
cres. And touch with fire supernal
mf Our lips before we sing !
6 So, kindled from Thine altar,

Prepared and owned by Thee,
Shall body, soul, and spirit,

A whole burnt offering be ;
So with the eternal anthem

Our praises shall unite,
And this our lowly service

De pleasing in Thy sight! Amen.

3 Levites of that new Temple

Not built by human hands,
Before whose heavenly altar

One Priest for ever stands;
Through Him our gifts we offer,

Through Him our vows we pay, The fruit of lips made ready

To give Him thanks to-day.

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Speak unto the children of Israel, that they go forward.”—Exod. xiv. 15.

F 1 FORWARD go in glad accord,

Ye who know your risen Lord ! Let the strain of fervent love Lift each drooping heart above. Dark and troublous though the day, Cast unworthy care away; Trust in Him whose mighty hand Guards the Church and rules the land ! 2 Forward still and let the strain

Tell of triumph yet again ;
For the Lord, who reigns on high,
Leads His own to victory;
Through the world's opposing might,
Through the gathering gloom of night;
Strong in faith, let holy song
Cheer us as we march along.
3 Now let all, as children dear,

In our Father's courts appear ;
Let the choral harmony
Tell the spirits' unity:

Here nor hate nor strife be found ; "Here let love and peace abound ;

S Let us offer, while we sing,
"Loyal hearts to serve our King.
4 Forward go, despond no more !

Jesus calls, and goes before !
He will guard His chosen Bride,
He will never leave her side :
Kingdoms flourish and decay,
Heaven and earth will pass away;
Evermore the Church shall raise

Songs of triumph, joy, and praise. 5 Forward go !--the saints above

Still prolong the strain of love ;
Soon may we, within the gate,
See with them our King in state :
There will He His choir unite,
All arrayed in robes of white;
'I here will songs of purest joy,
All their blissful life employ. Amen.

Also the following:MARCH, march onward, soldiers true (431). On our way rejoicing (478). O GOD of Hosts, the mighty Lord (443). ONWARD, Christian soldiers (480). O LORD, how joyful 'tis to see (453). REJOICE, ye pure in heart (489). SING Alleluia forth in duteous praise (497).

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Praise Him with stringed instruments and organs.”—Ps. cl. 4.

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Also the following:-
ANGEL voices, ever singing (316).

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2920 The Lord of peace Himself give you peace always by all

means.—2 Thess. iii. 16. PI With the sweet word of peace M4 With the strong word of faith We bid our brethren go;

We stay ourselves on Thee ;
Peace as a river to increase,

That Thou, O Lord, in life and death,
And ceaseless flow.

Their help shalt be. P 2 With the calm word of prayer

F 5 Then the bright word of hope We earnestly commend

Shall on our parting gleam, Our brethren to Thy watchful care,

And tell of joys beyond the scope Eternal Friend!

Of earthborn dream. P 3 With the dear word of love

6 p Farewell! in hope, and love, We give our brief farewell ;

p In faith, and peace, and prayer ; Our love below, and Thine above cres. Till He whose home is ours above With them shall dwell.

f Unite us there! Amen.

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