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THE LORD'S DAY.

O.M. 816 The Sabbath was made for man.

Mark 2, 27. 1 CHEN the worn spirit wants repose, How sweet to hail the evening's close,

That ends the weary week!
2 How sweet to hail the early dawn

That opens on the sight,
When first that soul-reviving morn

Beams its new rays of light! 3 Sweet day! thine hours too soon will

Yet, while they gently roll, [cease Breathe, Heavenly Spirit, source of A Sabbath o'er my soul. (peace,

S.M.

817 Seek those things which are above.

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1.
ISE, heart! thy Lord arose

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Leave far below thy cares and woes;

It is the rising day!
2 Rise! with a spirit's love,

Follow the Master's way,
And seek the things that are above;

It is Ascension day !
3 Mount in the holy light;

Up! to the calm serene;
To heavenly places take thy flight

Where Christ the Lord is seen. + Ascend where angels soar!

Pray with them side by side, And, with the white-robedchurch,adore Thy Saviour glorified

S.M. 818 A day in Thy courts is better than

a thousand.-Ps. 84, 10. 1

WELCOME, sweet day of rest, Welcome, to this reviving breast,

And these rejoicing eyes !

2 The King Himself comes near,

And feasts His saints to-day;
Here we may sit, and see Him here,

And love, and praise, and pray, 8 One day amidst the place

Where my dear God hath been,
Is sweeter than ten thousand days

of pleasurable sin.
4 My willing soul would stay

In such a frame as this,
And sit and sing herself away

To everlasting bliss.

L.M. 819 God blessed the seventh day.-Gen.

2, 3.
1 done,

Another Sabbath is begun;
Return, my soul, enjoy thy rest,

Improve the day thy God hath blest. 2 Come, bless the Lord, whose love

assigns
So sweet a rest to wearied minds;
Provides an antepast of heaven,

And gives this day the food of seven. 3 O that our thoughts and thanks may

rise. As grateful incense to the skies; And draw from heaven that sweet

repose Which none but he that feels it knows. 4 This heavenly calm within the breast,

Is the dear pledge of glorious rest, Which for the church of God remains, The end of cares, the end of pains. 5 With joy, great God, Thy works we

view, In various scenes, both old and pew; With praise we think on mercies past;

With hope we future pleasures taste. 6 In holy duties let the day,

In holy pleasures pass away;
How sweet a Sabbath thus to spend,
In hope of one that ne'er shall end!

C.M. 820 The Son of Man is Lord also of the

Sabbath.-Mark 2, 28. 1 LO

ORD of the Sabbath, Thee we praise

In concert with the blest;
Who, joyful, in harmonious lays

Employ an endless rest. 2 Thus, Lord, while we remember Thee,

We blest and happy grow;
In hymns of praise we learn to be

Triumphant here below.
3 On this glad day a brighter scene

Of glory was displayed,
By God, the Eternal Word, than when

The universe was made.
4 He rises, who our pardon bought

With grief and pain extreme:
'Twas great to speak the world from

nought,
'Twas greater to redeem!

C.M. 821 This is the day which the Lord hath

made.-Ps. 118, 24. 1 THIS THIS is the day the Lord hath made,

He calls the hours His own;
Let heaven rejoice, let earth be glad,

And praise surround the throne. 2 To-day He rose and left the dead,

And Satan's empire fell: To-day the saints His triumph spread,

And all His wonders tell.
3 Hosanna to the anointed King,

To David's only Son!
Help us, O Lord! descend and bring

Salvation from Thy throne.
4 Blest be the Lord who comes to men

With messages of grace; Who comes in God His Father's name,

To save our sinful race. 5 Hosanna, in the highest strains

The church on earth can raise ;
The highest heavens in which He

reigns
shall give Him nobler praise.

C.M. 822 He is risen from the dead.—Matt.

28, 7. 1 BLES LEST morning, whose young davn

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

seas,
With glad hosannas ring.

C.M. 823 The Sabbath was made for man.

Mark 2, 27. 1 A light

Awakes the kindling ray: Unseals the eyelids of the morn,

And pours celestial day. . 2 O what a night was that which wrapi

A sinful world in gloom! ( what a Sun which broke, this day,

Triumphant, from the tomb !
3 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.

C.M. 824. In the morning will I direct my

prayer unto Thee.-Ps. 5, 3. LMDonce the morning Thou shalt

My 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. O may Thy Spirit guide my feet

In ways of righteousness;
Make every path of duty straight,

And plain before my face.

78. 825 The rest of the holy Sabbath.

Ex. 16, 23. i Grom the perfect work didst rest ;

REAT Creator, who
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.

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