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2 May he give us his unction, Thyflocks preserve in peace and unitý, To tell, with heart's compunction, And walk amongst them with complaThe wonders of his grace;
centy. A constant deep impression
6 From grace to grace still farther lead Of Jesus' wounds and passion,
us on, And simple, childlike cheerfulness. And finish the good work thou hast
[begun, 3 Lord, our High Priest and Saviour ! That we thy saving name may magnify, Pour fire and spitit's fervor
And forthybittertorments yield theejoy. On all thy priestly bands';
7 Thy messengers, who storms and When we are interceding,
[to gain, And for thy people pleading, To teach the nations, and their souls
Give incense, and hold up our hands. Bless thou, and touch their lips with 4 By thine illumination,
hallow'd fire ;
[inspire. Thy church's situation
To witness of thy death, their tongues In the true light we trace; 8 May thy whole flock by thee, their We rise from pray't with blessing, Shepherd, led, O'ercome what is distressing, Afford theejoy and in thy footsteps tread; Throʻthee, and run with joy our race. Unto eternal life let us, by faith,
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death. LORD Jesus, may thy blood-bought 9 May all thy people, far and near, church increase
full, From day to day in knowledge and in Supported by thy aid, thy holy will; grace;
To thee all praise, all honor doth pertain, To all her choirs those special bles- Let all who love thy name, reply,Amen! sings grant,
want. Which they in their degree and measure
T. 583 2 Thy servants and thy handmaids THOU hast thy church appointed, keep in faith,
[death; Lord, that she [should be; And ground them all on thy atoning O'er all the world unto thy praise Let those, who have the care of souls, Achurch, who in herself is void of good,
[rous be. And yet by thee with grace and pow'r Be taught; thus will their labor prosp'. endow'd. 3 May all our pastors who instruct thy 2 Teach us to pray for all the ransom'd sheep,
(withhold, Firm to the word of thy atonement keep; Lord! from thy church no needful gifts Toactasin thy sight, Ogivethem grace, As Head and Ruler in thy house remain, In word and walk may they show forth. And be the Leader of the witness-train. thy praise,
3 Grant that we all may stedfastly adhere 4 For all our meetings, for each con- To those great truths, by thee to us ference
(nance, made clear; We crave the blessings of thy counte- Altho’we have butlittle strength,maywe Keep in the bond of harmony and love Abiding in thy word, preserved be. All elders, and their strength in weak- 4 Oletthy congregation feel thy peace, ness prove.
And daily may her joy in thee increases 5 Remain our Lord, our Shepherd, Preserve hergraciously from ev'ry harm, Head and King,
Protect her by thy strong and mighty And each toth’other in subjection bring. arm.
That Mlay ? Ha Prote from Reti:
5 Grant her to thee an ever free access,
596.* T. 11. That cheerful to the mark she onward LORD, with ev'ry needful grace
press; And far and near, supported by thy aid, Bless thy church in ev'ry place; Extend thy knowledge, and thy gospel Fill her with thy love divine, spread.
And each member own as thine 6 Thou know'st her wants, and comfort 2 Grant us all to feel thy peace, dost impart
Set each troubled heart at ease;
[heart: Unto each needy, poor, and sin-sick Purify us by thy blood, Yea, by thy body and thy precious blood which hatả brought us nigh to God. Thougiv'st to her an ever-strength'ning food,
597. T. 185. 7 By thee, as Shepherd of the flock, GRACIOUS Saviour, bless thy conwe're led,
gregation, Till we shall join the church now per Richly all her wants supply; fected:
Be our only joy and consolation,
Till we quit mortality :
Live beneath thy sceptre unmolested,
In thy matchless radiance shine,
once slain, Behold the purchase of thy bitter pain. 2. Cheer thy chosen witnesses, O Jesus,
Who thy dying love proclaim, 2 Thou see'st us here assembled in That with joy they may to distant places thy name,
Bear thy great and glorious name: To feel thy gracious presence is our aim, By thy arm o may they be defended 3 Unto each married pair that favor Till their pilgrimage on earth is ended, grant,
And they are with thee at rest : Thee and thy church, O Lord, to re-Lord, we pray, hear our request.
T. 22, may the single men be filled with zeal
LORD Jesus, with thy presence bless, To serveand follow thee and dothy will. By
land and sea, thy witnesses ; 5 And grant the single women grace In ev'ry trial prove their Friend.
In ev'ry danger them defend,
Be blest, and may thy kingdom come;
In bringing fruit to thee their Head. And
3 Preserve in constant love and peace, ledge grow.
And thro' thy blessing, still increase 7 Be thou the consolation, help and Thy little flocks, which far and near stay,
(pray. In towns and villages appear. Of widowers and widows, Lord, we 4 Thy thoughts of peace o'er us fulfil, 8 Give unto all the needful gifts and Incline our hearts to do thy will; grace,
[place. Thy gospel make more fully known, Yea, bless each soul thou hast in ev'ry May all the world thy goodness own.
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12 For all put in authority
We supplicate most fervently;
The land in which we live protect and
May all men willingly obey
Rulers, ordain'd to bear the sway;
And under their protection, grant that
May live in godliness and honesty.
2 O lift on us thy gracious counten3 Nearer and nearer draw us still;
O'erstream our souls with that atoning
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Of our petitions be:
Let us belong to thee.
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Of the Christian Church in general, and the
604. T. 167. GLORIOUS things of thee are
PRAISE God for ever! spoken
Boundless is his favor Zion, city of our God !
To his church and chosen flock, He whose words can ne'er be broken, Founded on Christ the Rock,
Form'd thee for his own abode: His almighty Son; On the Rock of ages founded,
On fair mount Zion,
By his Spirit, grace and word :
Thou in spite of ev'ry pow'rful foe 2 See! the streams of living waters,
Shalt unshaken stand, and prosp'ring Springing from eternal love,
grow, Well supply thy sons and daughters,
'Midst disgrace-to God's praise,
Both in love and unity, And all fear of want remove:
To all eternity. Who can faint while such a river · Ever flows their thirst t'assuage?
2 It plain appeareth, Grace, which like the Lord, the Giver, As God's word declareth, Never fails from age to age.
That the Lord his flock defends, 3 Round each habitation hov'ring
Thro'mercy which ne'er ends;
As he was of old
Thus his pow'r and faithfulness
We in the church may trace, Thus deriving from their banner
For our God his people still protects Light by night and shade by day,
And 'mongst them his righteous throne Safe they feed upon the manna
erects. Which hegives them when they pray. Praises be-giv'n to thee, 5 Blest inhabitants of Zion,
Mighty God, Immanuel, Wash'd in the Redeemer's blood ! That thou with us wilt dwell! Jesus, whom their souls rely on,
3 God our Salvation Makes theni kings and priests to God: Feeds his congregation 'Tis his love his people raises
With his word and sacrament;
dwell secure; 5 Saviour, if of Zion's city
Order is herein maintain'd I thro' grace a member am; By discipline unstain'd, Let the world deride or pity,
And God's servants watch with faithI will glory in thy name :
All his boasted pomp and show; God our Lord-will afford
None but Zion's children know. Until the end of days.
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10 Yea, his condition
How splendid ’tis, O Lord,
Whom thou admission
Dost to thy church afford,
And so— The heav'nly kingdom too!
u Thro grace afford us,
Dear Lord, church-liberty,
To each good purpose,
That we our days employ
With care-Thy holy word to hear.
Founded firm on Christ the Rock!
Own with thanks and adoration,
He's the Shepherd, we his flock;
He's our Saviour,-whose great favor
We've 'midst many trials proved,
We're unworthy, yet beloved.
2 Most who enter
blest borders And there--In Christ's church grafted
View with awe your Master's aim; are.
And your government and orders 5 For this I'm longing,
Prompt them to revere his name.
Lord most holy !-may we truly
Prize our great predestination
In thy chosen congregation.
In Jehovah's courts to dwell !
sinners meet their Saviour; With awe expressed,
There the sin-sick souls
well. Which deep conviction shows, Was not Jesus-always gracious, And pray-And to thee homage pay. When we, conscious how we failed. 7 Thou dost deliver
To his loving heart appealed ?
Our Redeemer on the cross ;
We behold him bleeding, dying,
To gain endless bliss for us.
Here is ready for the needy,
Meat and drink at Jesus' table,
Which t’explain we are not able,
5 In thy family, O Jesus,
Love should more and more abound, 9 This territory
This thy word and Spirit teach'us,
As its mark to all around.
May we learning-and discerning
Both thy doctrine and example,