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1. The God that made the earth, And all the worlds on high, Who gave all creatures birth,
In earth, and sea,
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The Sabbath-day was blessed,
And so it must abide;
'T was set apart before the fall,
'T was made for man, 't was made for all.
4 The Son of God appeared
And when from Sinai's mount,
And all his precepts spoke,
After six days in work employed, Up- on the seventh a
With tidings of great joy; God's precepts he revered,
He came not to destroy; None of the law was set aside, But every tittle ratified.
Our Saviour did not die
To render null and void The law of the Most High, Which cannot be destroyed;
· er six days in work employed,
But, bruised for us, our stripes he bore,We'll go in peace and sin no more.
R. F. Cottrell.
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1 WELCOME, the Sabbath hour,
Our only care and aim
Throughout this hallowed day, To glorify thy name,
And grateful homage pay; Advance the glory of thy cause, And vindicate thy righteous laws. Descend, celestial Dove!
E'en while we wait and sing; Come from the throne of love, With healing on thy wing; With ardent zeal each heart inspire, And rebaptize with holy fire.
H. N. Smith.
LISCHER. H. M.
Welcome, delightful morn, Thou day of sa-cred rest; From the low train of mor-tal toys 1. I hail thy kind re-turn; Lord, make these moments blest. )
mor-tal joys. mortal joys.
3 Descend, celestial Dove,
With all thy quickening powers; Disclose a Saviour's love,
And bless these sacred hours:
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2 We praise thee, our Maker, our God, and 13 O send us thy Spirit, and teach us thy our King,
Extolling thy goodness we joyfully sing; For thou hast preserved us, and guarded our way,
Nor let thy sweet blessings from us be deferred;
From hour unto hour, and from day unto day.
O help us, our Father, thy will to discern, And ever to practice the truths that we learn.
F. E. Belder.
Praise God, from whom all bless-ings flow; Praise him all creat-ures here be-low;
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Praise him above, ye heaven-ly host; Praise Fa-ther, Son, and
3 When the Chief Shepherd shall appear, And small and great before him stand, O may the flock assembled here
Be with the saved at his right hand!
1 THY presence, ever-living God,
2 Now may we hear our Shepherd's voice, And gladly answer to his call; Now may our hearts in him rejoice
Who knows, and names, and loves us all.
Thou wilt redeem us by thy blood,
And make us kings and priests to God.