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LORD; we come before thee now,
O do not our suit disdain;
Shall we seek thee, Lord, in vain?
4 Send some message from thy word,
Full salvation to each heart.
5 Comfort those who weep and mourn;
6 Grant that all may seek and find
Tribute of praise at parting. HRISTIANS, brethren, ere we part, Every voice and every
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,
3 Now to thee, thou God of heaven,
H. Kirke White, alt.
Concluding prayer and thanksgiving.
NOW may He who from the dead
Brought the Shepherd of the sheep, Jesus Christ, our King and Head, 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.
24 Saints and angels praising God.
3 Saints below, with heart and voice,
4 Borne upon their latest breath,
Songs of praise their powers employ.
Let all the people praise Him.
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,
4 Praise him, ye who know his love;
LORY be to God on high,
3 Christ our Lord and God we own,
4 Bow thine ear, in mercy bow,
Praise the Lord.
ISE the Lord, his glories show,
2 Earth to heaven, and heaven to earth,
The heavenly Guest.
Henry F. Lyte.
COME, let us who in Christ believe,
Our common Saviour praise:
To him with joyful voices give
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,
4 Come quickly in, thou heavenly Guest, Nor ever hence remove;
But sup with us, and let the feast
Blessing on worshipers.
NCE more we come before our God;
O may not duty seem a load,
2 Father, thy quickening Spirit send
3 May we receive the word we hear,
And keep the precious treasure there,
4 To seek thee, all our hearts dispose;
And let the seed thy servant sows
Expecting the blessing.
EE, Jesus, thy disciples see,
2 Thee we expect, our faithful Lord,
We wait, according to thy word,
3 With us thou art assembled here,
Son of the living God, appear!