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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!
That opens on the sight,
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,
817 Seek those things which are above.
Leave far below thy cares and woes;
It is the rising day!
Follow the Master's way,
It is Ascension day !
Up! to the calm serene;
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;
And love, and praise, and pray, 8 One day amidst the place
Where my dear God hath been,
of pleasurable sin.
In such a frame as this,
To everlasting bliss.
L.M. 819 God blessed the seventh day.-Gen.
Another Sabbath is begun;
Improve the day thy God hath blest. 2 Come, bless the Lord, whose love
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;
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;
Employ an endless rest. 2 Thus, Lord, while we remember Thee,
We blest and happy grow;
Triumphant here below.
Of glory was displayed,
The universe was made.
With grief and pain extreme:
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;
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.
To David's only Son!
Salvation from Thy throne.
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 ;
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,
The third, the appointed day.
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;
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 !
And loud hosannas sung;
And praise on every tongue.
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 lift up mine eye:
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.
In ways of righteousness;
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
This day given to heaven alone.
The dark prison of the tomb,
Rise from sin and live to Thee. 3 Blessed Spirit, Comforter,
Sent this day from Christ on high;