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or thine's the to thee were,
HYMN 134, 135. Select. 7 For thine's the power, the kingdom thine,
All glory's due to thee :
Exhortation to Prayer.
W In coming to a mercy seat!
The weakest saint upon his knees. e 4 While Moses stood with arms spread wide,
Success was found on Israel's side ; But when through weariness they fail'd, That moment Amalek prevail'd. 5 Have you no words ? Ah, think again; Words flow apace when you complain, And fill a fellow-creature's ear With the sad tale of all your care. 6 Were half the breath thus vainly spent, To heaven in supplication sent, . Your cheerful song would oft'ner be, 'Hear what the Lord hath done for me.' Couper.
HYMN 135. 75. Fairfax. [*]
Power of Prayer. Acts xii, 5--12.
1 How can poor believers stand,
He who taught their hearts to pray,
Public Fast. Joel i, 14. 1 SEE, gracious Lord, before thy throne
Thy mourning people bend ! 'Tis on thy sovereign grace alone,
Our humble hopes depend. e 2 Tremendous judgments, from thy hand,
Thy dreadful powers display ; Yet mercy spares this guilty land,
And still we live to pray. p 3 How chang’d, alas! are truths divine,
For errour, guilt, and shame! What impious numbers, bold in sin,
Disgrace the Christian name.
By thy resistless grace;
And humbly seek thy face.
We shall not sink in fear; o Secure of never-failing aid,
When God, our God, is near. Steele.
Public Fast. Gen. xviii, 23–32.
W Before Jehovah stood;
For guilty Sodom su'd :-
Was his petition crown'd!
Ten righteous men were found.
So rich a boon obtain ?
And plead with thee in vain ?
e ? Som and tears, suilt up dreadfui supreme
0 4. Still we are thine--we bear thy name;
Here yet is thine abode ; o Long has thy presence bless'd our lande Forsake us not, O God!
Public Fast. Ezek. ix, 4—6.
We tremble at thy dreadful name!
In dust and tears before thy throne.
Such crimson tincture dyes our sin,
We trample on thy sacred law :
Anew we crucify thy Son. e 4 Justly might this polluted land
Prove all the vengeance of thy hand; a And, bath'd in heaven, thy sword might come,
To drink our blood and seal our doom. e 5 Yet hast thou not a remnant here,
Whose souls are fill'd with pious fear?
While prostrate at thy feet they lie.
Nor turn away their secret groan :
Fast. God's Controversy. Mic. vi, 1–3. e 1 T ISTEN, ye hills; ye mountains, hear;
Jehovah vindicates his laws;
Thou earth, attend thy Maker's cause. d 2 Israel, appear; present thy plea ;
And charge th’ Almighty to his face ;
e 3 Eternal Judge, the action cease;
Our lips are seal'd in conscious shame;
4 Ten thousand witnesses arise ;
And all our dreadful guilt declare.
And in thine awful presence bow ?
Or calm the terrours of thy brow?
Rivers of oil might blaze in vain;
Whom impious sinners dard to slay ! o Has sovereign virtue in his blood
To purge the nation's guilt away. --8 With humble faith to that we fly; With that may we be sprinkled o'er; Trembling no more in dust we lie, And dread thy hand and bar no more. Doddridge.
HYMN 140. L. M. Weldon. [*] Thanksgiving : Seasons crowned with Goodness. Ps. lxv, 11. 1 QTERNAL Source of every joy!
1 Well may thy praise our lips employ, While in thy temple we appear, To hail thee Sovereign of the year. 2 Wide as the wheels of nature roll, Thy hand supports and guides the whole ; The sun is taught by thee to rise, And darkness when to veil the skies. 3 The flowery spring, at thy command, Perfumes the air, and paints the land ; The summer rays with vigour shine, To raise the corn, and cheer the vine. 4 Thy hand, in autumn, richly pours, Through all our coasts, redundant stores; And winters, soften’d by thy care, No more the face of horrour wear
5 Seasons, and months, and weeks, and days,
HYMN 141. L. M. Green's. [*]
Dedication of a house for Worship. Ps. lxxxvii, 5. e1 AND will the great, eternal God
On ea from for his
And will he, from his radiant throne,
Avow our temple for his own?
And sing that condescending grace,
To fill our worshippers with dread.
Long may they echo to thy praise ; And thou, descending, fill the place, With choicest tokens of thy grace. -5 Here let the great Redeemer reign, o While power divine his Word attends, Whilan me loves hi Wodnine
To conquer foes, and cheer his friends. g 6 And in the great, decisive day,
When God the nations shall survey,
Dedication of a House for Worship.
I The King of glory praise ;
Through everlasting days;