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2 Here may thine ears attend

Our interceding cries,
And grateful praise ascend,

Like incense, to the skies:
Here may thy word melodious sound,
And spread celestial joys around.
3 Here may our unborn sons

And daughters sound thy praise,
And shine, like polished stones,

Through long-succeeding days:
Here, Lord, display thy saving power,
While temples stand and men adore.
4 Here may the listening throng

Receive thy truth in love;
Here Christians join the song

Of seraphim above;
Till all, who humbly seek thy face,
Rejoice in thy abounding grace.

Benjamin Francis.

866
Dedication of a hall of science.

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;
The lightning-rifts disclose his throne,

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.

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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.

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867
The tokens of His grace.

L. M.
ND will the great eternal God

On earth establish his abode?
And will he, from his radiant throne,
Accept our temples for his own?
2 These walls we to thy honor raise;
Long may they echo with thy praise:
And thou, descending, fill the place
With choicest tokens of thy grace.
3 Here let the great Redeemer reign,
With all the graces of his train;
While power divine his word attends,
To conquer foes, and cheer his friends.
4 And in the great decisive day,
When God the nations shall survey,
May it before the world appear
That crowds were born to glory here.

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,

W

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

soul.

Henry Ware, Jr.

O

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.

C. M.
THOU, whose own vast temple stands,

Built over earth and sea,
Accept the walls that human hands

Have raised to worship thee!
2 Lord, from thine inmost glory send,

Within these courts to bide, The

peace that dwelleth without end,
Serenely by thy side!
3 May erring minds that worship here

Be taught the better way;
And they who mourn, and they who fear,

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.

O

2 Yet, Lord, where'er thy saints apart

Are met for praise and prayer, Wherever sighs a contrite heart,

Thou, gracious God, art there.
3 With grateful joy, thy children rear

This temple, Lord, to thee;
Long may they sing thy praises here,

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,
In many a heart now dead in sin,

A living temple rear.

J. D. Knowles.

871

S. M.
The honor and safety of a nation.
TREAT is the Lord our God,
u And let his praise be great;
He makes his churches his abode,

His most delightful seat.
2 These temples of his grace,

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;
How bright has his salvation shone

Through all her palaces! 4 In every new distress

We'll to his house repair;
We'll think upon his wondrous grace,

And seek deliverance there.

I8330 Watts.

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;
Blessed Lord and only Saviour,
With thy love our bosoms fill:

Blessed Jesus,
Thou hast loved us, love us still.

Dorothy A. Thrupp.

GOD

873
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8, 7, 4.
OD has said, “Forever blessed
U Those who seek me in their youth;
They shall find the path of wisdom,
And the narrow way of truth :"

Guide us, Saviour,
In the narrow way of truth.

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