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Blessings implored.

7.
ORD, we come before thee now,

O do not our suit disdain ;
Shall we seek thee, Lord, in vain?
2 Lord, on thee our souls depend;
In compassion now descend;
Fill our hearts with thy rich

grace,
Tune our lips to sing thy praise.
3 In thine own appointed way,
Now we seek thee, here we stay ;
Lord, we know not how to go,
Till a blessing thou bestow.
4 Send some message from thy word,
That may joy and peace afford;
Let thy Spirit now impart
Full salvation to each heart.
5 Comfort those who

weep
Let the time of joy return;
Those that are cast down lift up;
Make tņem strong in faith and hope.
6 Grant that all may seek and find
Thee, a gracious God and kind:
Heal' the sick, the captive free;
Let us all rejoice in thee.

and mourn;

William Hammond.

CHIR

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Tribute of praise at parting.

7. HRISTIANS, brethren, ere we part,

Every voice and every heart Join, and to our Father raise One last hymn of grateful praise. 2 Though we here should meet no more, Yet there is a brighter shore; There, released from toil and pain, There we all may meet again.

3 Now to thee, thou God of heaven,
Be eternal glory given:
Grateful for thy love divine,
May our hearts be ever thine.

H. Kirke White, alt.

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Concluding prayer and thanksgiring.

7.
OW may He who from the dead

Brought the Shepherd of the sheep, Jesus Christ, our King and lead,

All our souls in safety keep. 2 May he teach us to fulfill

What is pleasing in his sight; Make us perfect in his will,

And preserve us day and night. 3 To that great Redeemer's praise,

Who the covenant sealed with blood, Let our hearts and voices raise

Loud thanksgivings to our God.

John Newton.

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Saints and angels praising God.

7.

SONGS of praise the angels sang,

Heaven with hallelujahs rang, When Jehovah's work begun, When he spake and it was done. 2 Songs of praise awoke the morn, When the Prince of peace was born: Songs of praise arose, when he Captive led captivity. 3 Saints below, with heart and voice, Still in songs of praise rejoice; Learning here, by faith and love, Songs of praise to sing above. 4 Borne upon their latest breath, Songs of praise shall conquer death; Then amid eternal joy, Songs of praise their powers employ.

James Montgomery.

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Let all the people praise Him.

7. THANK and praise Jehovah's name;

For his mercies, firm and sure, From eternity the same,

To eternity endure. 2 Let the ransomed thus rejoice,

Gathered out of every land, As the people of his choice,

Plucked from the destroyer's hand. 3 Let the elders praise the Lord,

Him let all the people praise, When they meet with one accord,

In his courts on holy days. 4 Praise him, ye who know his love;

Praise him from the depths beneath; Praise him in the heights above;

Praise your Maker, all that breathe. 5 For his truth and merey stand,

Past, and present, and to be, Like the years of his right hand,

Like his own eternity.

James Montgomery.

GLG

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Praise and prayer.

7.
YLORY be to God on high,

God, whose glory fills the sky!
Peace on earth to man forgiven,
Man, the well-beloved of Heaven.
2 Sovereign Father, heavenly King,
Thee we now presume to sing;
Thee with thankful hearts we prove
God of power, and God of love.
3 Christ our Lord and God we own,
Christ, the Father's only Son,
Lamb of God for sinners slain,
Saviour of offending man.

4 Bow thine ear, in mercy bow,
Hear, the world's atonement, thou!
Jesus, in thy name we pray,
Take, O take our sins away.

Charles Wesley.

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Praise the Lord.

7.
RAISE the Lord, his glories show,

Saints within his courts below, Angels round his throne above, All that see and share his love. 2 Earth to heaven, and heaven to earth, Tell his wonders, sing his worth ; Age to age, and shore to shore, Praise him, praise him, evermore ! 3 Praise the Lord, his mercies trace; Praise his providence and grace; All that he for man hath done; All he sends us through his Son. 4 Strings and voices, hands and hearts, In the concert bear your parts; All that breathe, your Lord adore, Praise him, praise him, evermore!

Henry F. Lyte.

COME, let

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C. M.
The heavenly Guest.

let us who in Christ believe,
Our common Saviour praise:
To him with joyful voices give

The glory of his grace. 2 He now stands knocking at the door

Of every sinner's heart: The worst need keep him out no more,

Nor force him to depart. 3 Through grace we hearken to thy voice,

Yield to be saved from sin; In sure and certain hope rejoice,

That thou wilt enter in.

4 Come quickly in, thou heavenly Guest,

Nor ever hence remove;
But sup with us, and let the feast

Be everlasting love.

Charles Wesley.

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Blessing on worshipers.

C. M.
NCE more we come before our God;

Once more his blessing ask: 0

may not duty seem a load,

Nor worship prove a task. 2 Father, thy quickening Spirit send

From heaven, in Jesus' name, And bid our waiting minds attend,

And put our souls in frame.
3 May we receive the word we hear,

Each in an honest heart;
And keep the precious treasure there,

And never with it part.
4 To seek thee, all our hearts dispose;

To each thy blessing suit;
And let the seed thy servant sows

Produce abundant fruit.

Joseph Hart.

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Erpecting the blessing.

C. M.
EE, Jesus, thy disciples see,

The promised blessing give; Met in thy name, we look to thee,

Expecting to receive. 2 Thee we expect, our faithful Lord,

Who in thy name are joined; We wait, according to thy word,

Thee in the midst to find.
3 With us thou art assembled here,

But 0 thyself reveal;
Son of the living God, appear !

Let us thy presence feel.

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