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2 While our days on earth are lengthened, May we give them, Lord, to Thee; Cheered by hope, and daily strengthened, May we run, nor weary be,

Till Thy glory

Without clouds in Heaven we see.

3 There in worship purer, sweeter, Thee Thy people shall adore; Tasting of enjoyment greater

Far than thought conceived before;
Full enjoyment,

Full, unmixed, and evermore.

Rev. Thomas Kelly (1769-1855), 1815.

8.7.4. Dismission.


I LORD, dimiss us with Thy blessing,
Fill our hearts with joy and peace;
Let us now, Thy love possessing,
Triumph in redeeming grace :
O refresh us,
Travelling through this wilderness.
2 Thanks we give, and adoration,
For Thy Gospel's joyful sound :
May the fruits of Thy salvation
In our hearts and lives abound;
May Thy presence
With us evermore be found.

3 So, whene'er the signal's given
Us from earth to call away,
Borne on angels' wings to Heaven,
Glad the summons to obey,

May we ever

Reign with Christ in endless day.
Rev. John Fawcett (1739-1817), 1774.


L. M. 6L.
"Unto the Lord."-ROM. xiv, 8.

I WHEN, streaming from the eastern skies,
The morning light salutes mine eyes,
O Sun of Righteousness Divine,
On me with beams of mercy shine :
Chase the dark clouds of guilt away,
And turn my darkness into day.

2 And when to Heaven's all-glorious King My morning sacrifice I bring,

And, mourning o'er my guilt and shame,
Ask mercy in my Saviour's Name,
Then, Jesus, cleanse me with Thy blood,
And be my advocate with God.

3 When each day's scenes and labors close,
And wearied nature seeks repose,
With pardoning mercy richly blest,
Guard me, my Saviour, while I rest;
And as each morning sun shall rise,
O lead me onward to the skies.

4 And at my life's last setting sun,

My conflicts o'er, my labors done,
Jesus, Thy Heavenly radiance shed,
To cheer and bless my dying bed ;
And from death's gloom my spirit raise.
To see Thy face, and sing Thy praise.

William Shrubsole, Jr. (1759—1829), 1813. Ab, and ait.


6.6 4. 6. 6. 6. 4.
The Trinity invoked.

I COME, Thou Almighty King,
Help us Thy Name to sing,
Help us to praise :

Father all-glorious,
O'er all victorious,
Come, and reign over us,
Ancient of days.

2 Jesus, our Lord, arise; Scatter our enemies,

And make them fall;
Let Thine almighty aid
Our sure defence be made;
Our souls on Thee be stayed:
Lord, hear our call.

3 Come, Thou Incarnate Word,
Gird on Thy mighty sword,
Our prayer attend:
Come, and Thy people bless,
And give Thy Word success :
Spirit of Holiness,
On us descend.

4 Come, Holy Comforter,
Thy sacred witness bear
In this glad hour:
Thou who Almighty art,
Now rule in every heart,
And ne'er from us depart,
Spirit of Power.

5 To the great One and Three Eternal praises be

Hence, evermore. His Sovereign Majesty May we in glory see, And to eternity

Love and adore.

Rev. Charles Wesley (1708-1788), 1757.


L. M. "Christ always with His people." I JESUS, where'er Thy people meet, There they behold Thy Mercy-seat; Where'er they seek Thee, Thou art found, And every place is hallowed ground.

2 For Thou, within no walls confined, Inhabitest the humble mind;

Such ever bring Thee where they come, And, going, take Thee to their home.

3 Dear Shepherd of Thy chosen few,
Thy former mercies here renew;
Here to our waiting hearts proclaim
The sweetness of Thy saving Name.

4 Here may we prove the power of prayer
To strengthen faith, and sweeten care,
To teach our faint desires to rise,
And bring all Heaven before our eyes,

5 Lord, we are few, but Thou art near; Nor short Thine arm, nor deaf Thine ear: O rend the heavens, come quickly down, And make a thousand hearts Thine own. William Cowper (1731-1800), 1760. Ab.

L. M.
"Jam lucis orto sidere."


I WHILE now the daylight fills the sky,
We lift our hearts to God on high,
That He, in all we do or say,

Would keep us free from harm to-day.

2 So when the daylight leaves the sky,
And night'sdark hours once more are nigh,
May we, unsoiled by sinful stain,
Sing glory to our God again.
Ambrose of Milan (340-397).
Tr. by Rev. John Mason Neale (1818-1866), Ab. and alt.

L. M.

The Love of God shed abroad in the Heart.-EPH. iii. 16.


I COME, dearest Lord, descend and dwell, By faith and love, in every breast; Then shall we know, and taste, and feel, The joys that cannot be exprest.

2 Come, fill our hearts with inward strength;
Make our enlarged souls possess,
And learn the height and breadth and
Of Thine immeasurable grace. [length

3 Now to the God, whose power can do More than our thoughts or wishes know, Be everlasting honors done,

By all the church, thro' Christ, His Son.
Rev. Isaac Watts (1674-1748), 1709.

L. M.


(Abridged form.) "Gott ist gegenwärtig Olasset uns anbeten.” I Lo, God is here: let us adore,

And own how dreadful is this place; Let all within us feel His power, And silent bow before His face.

2 Lo, God is here: Him day and night
United choirs of angels sing;
To Him, enthroned above all height,
Let saints their humble worship bring.

3 Lord God of hosts, O may our praise Thy courts with grateful incense fill ;

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