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Joy in the Presence of God. Ps. 83.
The Sabbath of the Soul.
MRS. BARBAULD, all.
2 Where'er ascends the sacrifice
4 To-morrow will be time enough Of fervent praise and prayer,
To feel your harsh control; Or on the earth or in the skies,
Ye shall not violate this day, The God of heaven is there.
The sabbath of the soul. 3 His presence is diffused abroad
Through realms, through worlds, un- 31.
known: Who seek the mercies of our God 1 SHINE on our souls, eternal God; Are ever near his throne.
rays of beauty shine:
Oh let thy favor crown our days, 30.
And all their round be thine! 1 O FATHER! though the anxious fear 2 Did we not raise our hands to thee, May cloud to-morrow's way,
Our hands might toil in vain : No fear nor doubt shall enter here: Small joy success itself could give, All shall be thine to-day.
If thou thy love restrain. 2 We will not bring divided hearts 3 With thee let every week begin, To worship at thy shrine;
With thee each day be spent, But each unworthy thought departs,
For thee each fleeting hour improved. And leaves this temple thine.
Since each by thee is lent. 3 Then sleep to-day, tormenting cares, 4 Thus cheer us through this desert road, Of earth and folly born;
Till all our labors cease, Ye shall not dim the light that streams And heaven refresh our weary souls From this celestial morn.
With everlasting peace.
Sincre Worship. H. ALFORD. | 2 My Saviour's face made thee to shine, 10 thou who hast thy servants taught, His rising thee did raise; That not by words alone,
And made thee heavenly and divine But by the fruits of holiness,
Beyond all other days. The life of God is shown !
3 The first-fruits oft a blessing prove 2 While in the house of prayer we meet, To all the sheaves behind; And call thee God and Loril,
And they who do the sabbath love, Give us a heart to follow thee,
A happy week will find. Obedient to thy word.
4 This day I must to God appear, 8 When we our voices lift in praise,
For, Lord, the day is thine; Give thou us grace to bring
Help me to spend it in thy fear,
And thus to make it mine.
For Guidance and Protection.
1 God of our fathers, by whose band
Thy people sı:ll are blessed, 38.
Be with us through our pilgrimage, The Lord's Day.
Conduct us to our rest! : Blest day of God, most calm, most bright,
2 Through each perplexing path of life The first and best of days;
Our wandering footsteps guide; The laborer's rest, the saint's delight, Give us each day our daily bread, The day of prayer and praise
And raiment fit provide.
8 Ob spread thy sheltering wings around, 14 Ten thousand differing lips shall join Till all our wanderings cease;
To hail this welcome morn, And, at our Father's loved abode, Which scatters blessings from its wings Our souls arrive in peace.
To nations yet unborn. 4 Such blessings, from thy gracious hand, Our humble prayers implore;
The Hour of Prayer.
1 Earth's busy sounds and ceaseless din,
Wake not this morning air!
A holy calm should welcome in 40.
This solemn hour of prayer. Ras wrrection of Christ Morning. 1 AGAiN the Lord of life and light, 2 Now peace, be still, unhallowed care, Awakes the kindling ray;
And hushed within the breast; Unseals the eyelids of the morn,
A holy joy should welcome there, And pours increasing day. .
This happy day of rest. Oh what a night was that which wrapt 3 Each better thought the spirit knows, The heathen world in gloom !
This hour the spirit fill; Oh what a sun which broke this day, And thou, from whom its being flows, Triumphant from the tomb !
Oh teach it all thy will ! 8 This day be grateful homage paid, 4 Then shall this day, which God hath blest And loud hosannas sung ;
Hallow life's every hour; Let gladness dwell in every heart,
And bear us to our better rest, And praise on every tongue.
Eternal, perfect, sure.