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2 Here may thine ears attend
Our interceding cries,
Like incense, to the skies:
And daughters sound thy praise,
Through long-succeeding days:
Receive thy truth in love;
Of seraphim above;
L. M. THE Lord our God alone is strong;
His hands build not for one brief day; His wondrous works, through ages long,
His wisdom and his power display. 2 His mountains lift their solemn forms,
To watch in silence o'er the land ; The rolling ocean, rocked with storms,
Sleeps in the hollow of his hand. 3 Beyond the heavens he sits alone,
The universe obeys his nod;
And thunders voice the name of God. 4 Thou sovereign God, receive this gift
Thy willing servants offer thee; Accept the prayers that thousands lift,
And let these halls thy temple be.
5 And let those learn, who here shall meet,
True wisdom is with reverence crowned, And Science walks with humble feet
To seek the God that Faith hath found.
Caleb T. Winchester.
On earth establish his abode?
Philip Doddridge. 868
11. Where is the house that ye build unto Me?-Isa. 66: 1. TE rear not a temple, like Judah's of old,
ings were gold; No incense is lighted, no victims are slain, No monarch kneels praying to hallow the fane. 2 More simple and lowly the walls that we raise, And humbler the pomp of procession and praise, Where the heart is the altar whence incense
shall roll, And Messiah the King who shall pray for the
Henry Ware, Jr.
3 O Father, come in! but not in the cloud Which filled the bright courts where thy
chosen ones bowed; But come in that Spirit of glory and grace, Which beams on the soul and illumines the race. 4 O come in the power of thy life-giving word, And reveal to each heart its Redeemer and Lord; Till faith bring the peace to the penitent given, And love fill the air with the fragrance of
heaven. 5 The pomp of Moriah has long passed away, And soon shall our frailer erection decay; But the souls that are builded in worship and love Shall be temples to God, everlasting above. 869 Dedication hymn.
Built over earth and sea,
Have raised to worship thee!
Within these courts to bide, The
peace that dwelleth without end,
Be taught the better way;
Be strengthened as they pray. 4 May faith grow firm, and love grow warm,
And pure devotion rise, While round these hallowed walls the storm,
Of earthborn passion dies. 870 Blessings entreated.
C. M. GOD, though countless worlds of light
Thy power and glory show, Though round thy throne, above all height,
Immortal seraphs glow,
William C. Bryant.
2 Yet, Lord, where'er thy saints apart
Are met for praise and prayer, Wherever sighs a contrite heart,
Thou, gracious God, art there.
This temple, Lord, to thee;
And here thy beauty see. 4 Here, Saviour, deign thy saints to meet;
With peace their hearts to fill; And here, like Sharon's odors sweet,
May grace divine distill. 5 Here may thy truth fresh triumphs win;
Eternal Spirit, here,
A living temple rear.
J. D. Knowles.
His most delightful seat.
How beautiful they stand! The honors of our native place,
And bulwarks of our land. 3 In Zion God is known,
A refuge in distress;
Through all her palaces! 4 In every new distress
We'll to his house repair;
And seek deliverance there.
CHILDREN AND YOUTH. 872 For the Shepherd's care.
8, 7,4. AVIOUR, like a shepherd lead us,
Much we need thy tenderest care; In thy pleasant pastures feed us, For our use thy folds prepare:
Blessed Jesus, Thou hast bought us, thine we are. 2 We are thine, do thou befriend us,
Be the guardian of our way; Keep thy flock, from sin defend us, Seek us when we go astray:
Blessed Jesus, Hear, O hear us, when we pray. 3 Thou hast promised to receive us,
Poor and sinful though we be; Thou hast mercy to relieve us, Grace to cleanse, and power to free:
Blessed Jesus, We will early turn to thee. 4 Early let us seek thy favor,
Early let us do thy will;
Dorothy A. Thrupp.
8, 7, 4.
Guide us, Saviour,