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2 He hath pour'd his precious blood ;

He hath made our peace with God;
He hath overcome the grave;
Ours the souls he came to save:
In his name we now appear;

Lord, through him, receive our prayer. 3 Needful grace to all afford ;

Bless the message of thy word ;
Let the Holy Ghost impart
Light and peace to ev'ry heart;
Heal the sick, the captive free:
Let us all rejoice in thee.

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Genesis xxviii, 8. (c. M.)
1 O GOD of Bethel, by whose hand

Thy people still are fed ;
Who, through this weary pilgrimage,

Hast all our fathers led. 2 Our vows, our pray’rs, we now present

Before thy throne of grace ;
God of our fathers, be the God

Of their succeeding race.
3 Through each perplexing path of life,

Our wand'ring footsteps guide ;
Give us each day our daily bread,

And raiment fit provide.
4 O spread thy cov’ring wings around,

Till all our wand'rings cease; .
And at our Father's lov'd abode,

Our souls arrive in peace.

5 Such blessings from thy gracious hand,

Our humble pray’rs implore; -
And thou shalt be our chosen God,

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Isaiah Ixiii, 4. (P. M.)
1 BLOW ye the trumpet, blow

The gladly solemn sound;
Let all the nations know,

To earth's remotest bound,
The year of jubilee is come;
Return, ye ransom'd sinners, home.
2 Jesus, our great High Priest,

Hath full atonement made ;
Ye weary spirits, rest,

Ye mournful souls, be glad,
The year of jubilee is come;

Return, ye ransom’d sinners, home. . 3 Extol the Lamb of God,

The sin-atoning Lamb;
Redemption by his blood

Through all the world proclaim,
The year of jubilee is come;

Return, ye ransom'd sinners, home. 4 Ye slaves of sin and hell,

Your liberty receive,
And safe in Jesus dwell,
And blest in Jesus live,
The year of jubilee is come ;
Return, ye ransom'd sinners, home.

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Ye who have sold for nought
Your heritage above,
Shall have it back, unbought,

The gift of Jesus' love,
The year of jubilee is come;
Return, ye ransom'd sinners, home.

The gospel trumpet hear,
The news of heavenly grace;
And, sav'd from earth, appear

Before your Saviour's face,
The year of jubilee is come;
Return, ye ransom'd sinners, home.

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Acts ii, 1–4. (D. S. m.)
1 LORD God, the Holy Ghost,

In this accepted hour,
As on the day of Pentecost,

Descend in all thy power :
We meet with one accord,

In our appointed place,
And wait the promise of our Lord,

The Spirit of all grace.
2 Like mighty rushing wind,

Upon the waves beneath,
Move with one impulse ev'ry mind,

One soul, one feeling breathe :
The young, the old, inspire

With wisdom from above;
And give us hearts and tongues of fire,

To pray, and praise, and love.

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Spirit of light! explore,

And chase our gloom away ;
With lustre shining more and more,

Unto the perfect day :
Spirit of truth! be thou

In life and death our guide ;
Oh, Spirit of adoption, now

May we be sanctified !

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Matthew x, 8. (6 l. m.) 1 CHRISTIANS, the glorious hope we know, Which soothes the heart in ev'ry woe; While heathens helpless, hopeless, lie, No ray of glory meets their eye : Oh! give to their desiring sight,

The hope that Jesus brought to light.
2 Christians, ye taste the heav'nly grace

Which cheers believers in their race ;
Uncheer'd by grace, through heathen gloom,
See millions hast ning to the tomb :
To heathen lands that grace convey,

Which trains the soul for endless day.
3 Christians, ye prize the Saviour's blood,

In which the soul is cleans'd for God;
Millions of souls in darkness dwell,
Uncleans'd from sin, expos'd to hell :
Oh! strive that heathens soon may view
That precious blood which cleanseth you.

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Isaiah xxvi, 12. (c. m.)
1 FATHER, to thee my soul I lift,

My soul on thee depends ;
Convinc'd that ev'ry perfect gift

From thee alone descends.
2 Mercy and grace are thine alone,

And pow'r and wisdom too ;
Without the Spirit of thy Son,

We nothing good can do.
3 We cannot speak one useful word,

One holy thought conceive,
Unless, in answer to our Lord,

Thyself the blessing give.
4 Thou, all our works in us hast wrought,

Our good is all divine ;
The praise of ev'ry virtuous thought

And righteous word is thine !
5 From thee, through Jesus, we receive

The power on thee to call ;
In whom we are, and move, and live :

Our God is all in all. 6 4 2 Corinthians xiii, 14. (L. M.) 1 FATHER of heav'n! whose love profound

A ransom for our souls hath found;
Before thy throne we sinners bend,
To us thy pard'ning love extend.

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