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822 He is risen from the dead.—Matt.

28, 7.

1 BLEST morning, whose young dawn:

ing rays

Beheld our rising God:

That saw Him triumph o'er the dust, And leave His dark abode !

2 In the cold prison of a tomb
The dead Redeemer lay,

Till the revolving skies had brought
The third, the appointed day.

3 Hell and the grave unite their force
To hold our Lord in vain;

The sleeping Conqueror arose,
And burst their feeble chain.

4 To Thy great name, Almighty Lord,
These sacred hours we pay;
And loud hosannas shall proclaim
The triumph of the day.

5 Salvation and immortal praise
To our victorious King;

Let heaven, and earth, and rocks, and


With glad hosannas ring.


823 The Sabbath was made for man.—

Mark 2, 27.

1 AGAIN the Lord of life and light

the kindling ray;

Unseals the eyelids of the morn,
And pours celestial day..

2 O what a night was that which wraps A sinful world in gloom!

O what a Sun which broke, this day,
Triumphant, from the tomb!

8 This day be grateful homage paid,
And loud hosannas sung;

Let gladness dwell in every heart,
And praise on every tongue.

4 Ten thousand joyful lips shall join,
To hail this welcome morn,

Which scatters blessings from above,
To nations yet unborn.


824 In the morning will I direct my

prayer unto Thee.-Ps. 5, 3.

1 LORD, in the morning Thou shalt My voice ascending high;

To Thee will I direct my prayer,
To Thee lift up mine eye:


2 Up to the hills, where Christ is gone
To plead for all His saints,
Presenting at His Father's throne
Our songs and our complaints.
3 Thou art a God before whose sight
The wicked shall not stand;
Sinners shall ne'er be Thy delight,
Nor dwell at Thy right hand.

4 But to Thy house will I resort,
To taste Thy mercies there;
I will frequent Thy holy court,
And worship in Thy fear.
5.0 may Thy Spirit guide my feet
In ways of righteousness;
Make every path of duty straight,
And plain before my face.


825 The rest of the holy Sabbath. —

Ex. 16, 23.

1 GREAT Creator, who this day

From Thy perfect work didst rest; By the souls that own Thy sway, Hallowed be its hours and blest; Cares of earth aside be thrown, This day given to heaven alone. 2 Saviour, who this day didst break The dark prison of the tomb, Bid my slumbering soul awake, Shine through all its sin and gloom; Let me, from my bonds set free, Rise from sin and live to Thee.

3 Blessed Spirit, Comforter,

Sent this day from Christ on high;
Lord, on me Thy gifts confer,
Cleanse, illumine, sanctify;
All Thine influence shed abroad,
Lead me to the truth of God.


826 A day in Thy courts is better than



a thousand.-Ps. 84, 10.

LEST day of God, most calm, most The first and best of days; [bright, The labourer's rest, the saint's delight, Sweet day of joy and praise!

2 Daily, O Lord, Thy flocks are blest
In pastures large and fair;
But better is the weekly feast
Provided by Thy care.

3 Welcome, kind Shepherd, to Thy sheep
Are these sweet tastes of love;
But what a Sabbath shall they keep,
When safe with Thee above!

4 How wise Thy love, how light its chain! Which binds us to be free,

Cuts short our toil, ensures our gain, And lifts our souls to Thee.

5 Here, as we sing, and hear, and pray,
And all Thy footsteps trace,

We seem to tread the pleasant way.
That leads us to Thy face.




Early will I seek Thee.-Ps. 63, 1.
ARLY, my God, without delay,
I haste to seek Thy face;


My thirsty spirit faints away
Without Thy cheering grace.

2 So pilgrims on the scorching sand,
Beneath a burning sky,

Long for a cooling stream at hand,
And they must drink or die.

3 I've seen Thy glory and Thy power
Through all Thy temple shine;
My God, repeat that heavenly hour,
That vision all divine!

4 Not life itself, with all her joys,
Can my best passions move;
Or raise so high my cheerful voice
As Thy forgiving love.

5 Thus, till my last expiring day,
I'll bless my God and King;
Thus will I lift my hands to pray
And tune my lips to sing.


828 Peace be within Thy walls.--Ps.


122, 7.

THE festalls me to Thy honoured festal morn, my God, is come, Thy presence to adore:


My feet the summons shall attend,
With willing steps Thy courts ascend,
And tread the hallowed floor.

2 Hither from Judah's utmost end,
The heaven-protected tribes ascend;
Their offerings hither bring:

Here, eager to attest their joy, [ploy,
In hymns of praise their tongues em-
And hail the immortal King.

3 Be peace implored by each on Thee,
O Zion, while with bended knee
To Jacob's God we pray:

How blest who calls himself Thy friend!
Success his labours shall attend,
And safety guard his way.

4 Seat of my friends and brethren, hail!
How can my tongue, O Zion, fail
To bless thy loved abode?

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How cease the zeal that in me glows
Thy good to seek, whose walls enclose
The mansions of my God?


829 It is a good thing to give thanks

unto the Lord.-Ps. 92, 1.

1 SWEET is the work, my God, my

To praise Thy name, give thanks, and
To show Thy love by morning light,
And talk of all Thy truth at night.

2 Sweet is the day of sacred rest,
No mortal care shall seize my breast:
O may my heart in tune be found,
Like David's harp of solemn sound!
3 My heart shall triumph in the Lord,
And bless His works, and bless His


Thy works of grace, how bright they


How deep Thy counsels, how divine!


4 Then shall I share a glorious part
When grace has well refined my heart,
And fresh supplies of joy are shed,
Like holy oil, to cheer my head.
5 Sin, my worst enemy before,
Shall vex my eyes and ears no more;
My inward foes shall all be slain,
Nor Satan break my peace again.
6 Then shall I see, and hear, and know
All I desired or wished below;

And every power find sweet employ
In that eternal world of joy.


830 A day in Thy courts is better than


a thousand.-Ps. 84, 10.

HO Lord, Thy sacred courts appear! OW lovely, how divinely sweet, Fain would my longing passions meet The glories of Thy presence there. 2 O blest the men, blest their employ, Whom Thy indulgent favours raise To dwell in those abodes of joy, And sing Thy never-ceasing praise. 3 One day within Thy sacred gate Affords more real joy to me

Than thousands in the tents of state: The meanest place is bliss with Thee, 4 God is a Sun; our brightest day From His reviving presence flows; God is a Shield, through all the way, To guard us from surrounding foes. 5 He pours His kindest blessings down, Profusely down, on souls sincere ; And grace shall guide, and glory crown The happy favourites of His care. 6 O Lord of hosts, thou God of grace, How blest, divinely blest, is he

Who trusts Thy love, and seeks Thy face, And fixes all his hopes on Thee!


831 Unto you shall the Sun of right


eousness arise.-Mal. 4, 2.

HOU glorious Sun of Righteousness
Risen on high to set no more,

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