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5 While in Thy house of prayer we kneel, With trust and holy fear;

Thy mercy and Thy truth reveal,
And lend a gracious ear.

6 With fervour teach our hearts to pray, And tune our lips to sing;

Nor from Thy presence cast away
The sacrifice we bring.


802 In My Father's house are many THOUGH nature's temple, large and

mansions.-John 14, 2.



Resounds with joyful lays,

From creatures taught to swell the tide Of their Creator's praise:

2 A fairer habitation greets The Christian's joyful eye, Where Christ his new-born wishes meets,

And lifts his hopes on high.

3 A calm asylum for the soul
With guilt and fear opprest,
Where mercy waits, as seasons roll,
To give the weary rest.

4 The still small voice of heavenly love
Here calls our thoughts away
To purer joys, that shine above
The influence of decay.

5 While faith, with undiverted eyes,
Through all the storms of time,
Elated views the glorious prize
Of heaven's eternal clime.

6 Lord! with delight my constant feet
To Thine abode would come;
Till death my willing soul shall meet,
And gently waft it home.



803 I will exalt Thee, I will praise


Thy name.-Isa. 25, 1.

WE humble souls, approach your God
With songs of sacred praise,

For He is good, immensely good,
And kind are all His ways.

2 All nature owns His guardian care,
In Him we live and move;
But nobler benefits deelare
The wonders of His love.

3 He gave His Son, His only Son,
To ransom rebel men:

Tis here He makes His goodness known,
And gives us life again.

4 To this dear refuge, Lord, we come;
Tis here our hope relies,
A safe defence, a peaceful home,
When storms of trouble rise.

5 Thine eye beholds, with kind regard,
The souls who trust in Thee:
Their humble hope Thou wilt reward
With bliss divinely free.

6 Great God, to Thine almighty love
What honours shall we raise?
Not all the raptured songs above
Can render equal praise,


804 4 great multitude, which no man

could number.-Rev.7, 9.

1 SING we the song of those who stand

Around the eternal throne,

Of every kindred, clime, and land,-
A multitude unknown.

2 Life's poor distinctions vanish here;
To-day the young, the old,
Our Saviour and his flock appear
One Shepherd and one fold.

3 Toil, trial, suffering, still await
On earth the pilgrim throng,
Yet learn we in our low estate,
The saints' triumphant song.

4 Worthy the Lamb for sinners slain!
Cry the redeemed above,

Blessing and honour to obtain,
And everlasting love.

5 Worthy the Lamb! on earth we sing. Who died our souls to save; Henceforth, O death! where is thy sting?

Thy victory, O grave?

6 Then hallelujah! power and praise
To God in Christ be given;

May all who now this anthem raise,
Renew the strain in heaven.


805 Surely the Lord is in this place,—


Gen. 28, 16,

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; [prove, Who know His power, His grace who Serve Him with awe, with reverence love.

2 Lo! God is here; Him day and night The united choirs of angels sing; To Him, enthroned above all height, Heaven's host their noblest praises bring:

Disdain not, Lord, our meaner song,
Who praise Thee with a stammering

3 Gladly the toys of earth we leave,-
Wealth, pleasure, fame-for Thee alone,
To Thee our will, soul, flesh, we give;
O take, O seal them for Thine own.
Thou art the God, Thou art the Lord:
Be Thou by all Thy works adored.
4 Being of beings, may our praise
Thy courts with grateful fragrance fill;
Still may we stand before Thy face,
Still hear and do Thy sovereign will;
To Thee may all our thoughts arise,
As ceaseless holy sacrifice.


806 Ye shall seek Me and find Me.

Jer. 29, 13.

1 LORD, we come before Thee now, At Thy feet we humbly bow;

O do not our suit disdain;

Shall we seek Thee, Lord, in vain?
2 Lord, on Thee our souls depend,
In compassion now descend;
Fill our hearts with Thy rich grace,
Tune our lips to sing Thy praise.

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3 In Thine own appointed way,
Now we seek Thee, here we stay;
Lord, from hence we would not go,
Till a blessing Thou bestow.

4 Send some message from Thy word
That may joy and peace afford;
Let Thy Spirit now impart
Full salvation to each heart.

5 Grant that all may seek and find
Thee a God supremely kind;
Heal the sick, the captive free;
Let us all rejoice in Thee.


807 I will pay my vows unto the Lord.

-Ps. 116, 14.

1 WHAT shall I render to my God

For all His kindness shown?
My feet shall visit Thine abode,
My songs address Thy throne.
2 Among the saints that fill Thy house
My offerings shall be paid;

There shall my zeal perform the vows
My soul in anguish made.

3 How much is mercy Thy delight,
Thou ever-blessed God!

How dear Thy servants in Thy sight!
How precious is their blood!

4 How happy all Thy servants are!
How great Thy grace to me!

My life which Thou hast made Thy care
Lord, I devote to Thee.

L.M., or 112th.

808 Therefore are we all here present



before God.-Acts 10, 33.

HY presence, gracious God, afford:
Prepare us to receive Thy word;
Now let Thy voice engage our ear,
And faith be mixed with what we hear.
[Thus, Lord, Thy waiting servants bless,
And crown Thy gospel with success.]
2 Distracting thoughts and cares remove,
And fix our hearts and hopes above;
With food divine may we be fed,
And satisfied with living bread,

3 To us the sacred word apply,
With sovereign power and energy;
And may we in Thy faith and fear,
Reduce to practice what we hear.
4 Father, in us Thy Son reveal,

Teach us to know and do Thy will:
Thy saving power and love display;
And guide us to the realms of day.


809 Wilt Thou not revive us again?—


Ps. 85, 6.

THOU that hearest! let our prayer Like incense come before Thy face; Behold our Intercessor there,

The pledge and surety of Thy grace. 2 Amidst us, Lord, Thy work revive; Let Thine almighty power be known; O bid these dying sinners live,

The stubborn, bow before Thy throne! 3 Deep fix conviction, like a dart

In the galled conscience, ne'er to move
Till Thou hast won the rebel's heart,
Surrendered all to grief and love.

4 Conduct the doubtful to Thy feet,
And make the trembling soul rejoice;
Let crowds around Thy table sit,
And bless Thy name with cheerful voice.


810 That they might be saved.—Rom.



10. 1.

AVED ourselves by Jesus' blood,
Let us now draw nigh to God:
Many round us blindly stray;
Moved with pity, let us pray-
Pray that they who now are blind
Soon the way of truth may find.
2 Lord, awaken all around,

Let them know the joyful sound;
Slaves to Satan heretofore,

Let them now be slaves no more:
Lord, we turn our eyes to Thee,
Set the captive sinner free!

3 Glorious things of Thee are told, What Thine arm has wrought of old;

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