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ANNIVERSARY SERVICES,

L.M. 844 We are His people, and the sheep of

His pasture.-Ps. 100, 3. 1 YE nations round the

earth, rejoice Before King;

(voice, Serve Him with cheerful heart and

With all your tongnes His glory sing. 2 The Lord is God: tis He alone

Doth life, and breath, and being give;
We are His work and not our own,
The sheep that on His pastures live.
3 Enter His gates with songs of joy,
With praises to His courts repair;
And make it your divine employ
To pay your thanks and honours there,
4 The Lord is good, the Lord is kind;

Great is His grace, His mercy sure;
And the whole race of man shall find
His truth from age to age endure.

L.M. 845 Neither in this mountain, nor yet

. 1 O whom

Thelyreof Hebrew bards was strung; Whom kings adored in songs sublime, And prophets praised with glowing

tongue:
2 Not now on Zion's height alone.

The favoured worshipper may dwell;
Nor where at sultry noon Thy Son

Sat weary by the patriarch's well:
3 From every place below the skies,
The grateful song, the fervent prayer,
The incense of the heart, may rise

To heaven, and find acceptance there. 4 To Thee shall age with snowy hair, And strength, and beauty, bend the

knee; And childhood lisp, with reverent air, Its praises and its prayers to Thee.

846 Behold Ilaj in zion a chief corner

50 Thou, to whom in ancient time,

The lyre of prophet hards was strung;
To Thee at last in every clime,
Shall temples rise, and praise be sung.

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The true Foundation-stone,
And with those a covenant made

Who build on that alone:
Hear us, Architect divine !
Great Builder of Thy church below
Now upon Thy servants shine,

Who seek Thy praise to show. 2 Earth is Thine; her thousand hills

Thy mighty hand sustains ;
Heaven, Thine awful presence fills;

O'er all, Thy glory reigns.
Yet the

place of old prepared
By royal David's favoured son,
Thy peculiar blessing shared,

And stood Thy chosen throne. 3 We, like Jesse's son, would raise

A temple to the Lord; [praise, Sound throughout its courts His

His saving name record; Dedicate a house to Him, Who, once in mortal,weakness shrined, Sorrowed, suffered, to redeem ;

The Saviour of mankind!
4 Father, Son, and Spirit ! send

The consecrating flame;
Now in majesty descend;

Inscribe the living Name;
That great Name by which we live,
Now write on this accepted stone;
Us into Thy hands receive;

Our temple make Thy throne ! 847 Will God in very deed dwell with

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We build the temple, Lord, to l'hee:
Thine eye be open night and day,
Here to protect Thy sanctuary.

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2 Here, when Thy people seek Thy face,

And dying sinners pray to live; [place, Hear Thou, in heaven, Thy dwelling.

And, when Thou hearest, o forgive! 3 Here, when Thy messengers proclaim

The blessed Gospel of Thy Son,
Still, by the power of His great name,

Be mighty signs and wonders done. 4 Hosanna! to their Heavenly King

When children's voices raise that song. Hosanna ! let their angels sing. [lony.

And heaven with earth the strain pro5 But will, indeed, Jehovah deign Here to abide no transient guest? Here will the world's Redeemer reign,

And here the Holy Spirit rest? 6 O may Thy glory ne'er depart!

Yet choose not, Lord! this house alone;
Thy kingdom come to every heart,
In every bosom fix Thy throne.

C.M. 848 Neither on this mountain, nor get

in Jerusalem.-John 4, 21. 1 NOT TOT in Jerusalem alone,

God hears and answers prayer; Nor, on Samaria's mountain known,

Dispenses blessings there. 2 True worshippers may now draw nigh,

Sinners may seek His face ; Assured to meet His ear and eye,

All times in every place. 3 Hence in the secrecy of thought,

Our silent souls may pray: Or round the household altar brought,

Begin and close the day. 4 Yet meet it is, and right, and good,

Where He records His name, To mingle with the multitude,

And His high praise proclaim. 5 There while the Lord their God they

And He shines forth on them, [bless, His church appears in holiness,

Their new Jerusalem,

6 Then let us consecrate to Him,

These walls with love and fear; God dwelt between the cherubim,

May God in Christ dwell here.

C.M. 849 Arise, O Lord, into Thy rest. -

Ps. 132, 8. 1 A RISE, 0 King of grace, arise

enter to Lo, Thy church waits, with longing eyes,

Thus to be owned and blest.
2 Enter with all Thy glorious train,

Thy Spirit and Thy Word;
All that the ark did once contain

Could no such grace afford.
3 Here, mighty God! accept our vows,

Here let Thy praise be spread;
Bless the provisions of Thy house,

And fill Thy poor with bread. 4 Here let the Son of David reign;

Let God's Anointed shine;
Justice and truth His court maintain,

With love and power divine.
5 Here let Him hold a lasting throne

And, as His kingdom grows,
Fresh honours shall adorn His crown,
And shame confound His foes.

C.M. 850 Hear Thou from the heavens their

prayer.- Chron. 6, 35.. 10 Built over earth and sea, (stands,

THOU, whose own temple Accept the walls that human hands

Have raised to worship Thee. 2 May erring minds that worship here,

Be taught the better way: [fear, And they who mourn, and they who

Be strengthened as they pray. 3 May faith grow firm, and love grow And pure devotion rise;

(warm, While round these hallowed walls, the

Of earth-born passion dies. [storm

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The household of God.--Eph. 2, 19. 1 CREAT Father of mankind ! G

We bless the wondrous grace
Which could for Gentiles find
Within Thy courts a place;

How kind the care
Our God displays,

For us to raise

A house of prayer!
2 Though once estranged afar,

We now approach the throne;
For Jesus brings us near,
And makes our cause His own:

Strangers no more,
To Thee we come,

And find our home,

And rest secure.
3 To Thee our souls we join,

And love Thy sacred name:
No more our own, but Thine,
We triumph in Thy claim:

Our Father-King,

Thy covenant grace

Our souls embrace,

Thy titles sing.
4 May all the nations throng

To worship in Thy house;
And Thou attend the song,
And smile upon their vows:

Indulgent still,
Till earth conspire

To join the choir
On Zion's hill.

852 wiu God indeed dwell on the

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earth ?-1 8 1 ND will the great, eternal God,

On earth establish His abode? And will He, from His radiant throne

Avow our temples for His own? 2 These walls we to Thy honour raise!

Long may they echo with Thy praise;
And

Thou, descending, fill the place
With choicest tokens of Thy grace.

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