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3 Here let the great Redeemer reign,

With all the graces of His train ; While power divine His word attends, To conquer foes, and cheer His friends. 4 And in the great decisive day,

When God the nations shall survey,
May it before the world appear
That crowds were born to glory here.

C.M. 853 Let Thy saints shout for joy.-Ps.

132, 9. 1 THY HY presence and Thy glories, Lord,

Fill all the realms of space;
O come, and at Thy people's prayer,

Now consecrate this place.
2 Sacred to Thine eternal Name,

Behold these walls we raise;
Let heralds here Thy truth proclaiin,

And saints show forth Thy praise, 3 This day begins the solemn sound

Of sacred worship here;
This day let joy and peace abound,

And Thou, O God, be near.
4 Gracious Redeemer, mighty King,

Enter with all Thy train ;
Thy choicest blessings with Thee bring,

And long may they remain.
5 Eternal Spirit, heavenly Dove,

Thou Author of all grace,
Often reveal a Saviour's love
To many in this place.

C.M. 854 Peace be to the brethren, and love

with faith.--Eph. 6, 23. 1 1

EAR Shepherd of Thy people, here As Thou hast given a place for prayer,

So give us hearts to pray.
2 Show us some token of Thy love,

Our joyful hopes to raise ;
And pour Thy blessing from above,

That we may render praise.
3 Within these walls let holy peace,

And love, and concord dwell;

Here give the troubled conscience ease,

The wounded spirit heal. 4 The feeling heart, the melting eye,

The humbled mind bestow; And shine upon us from on high,

To make our graces grow! 5 May we in faith receive Thy word,

In faith present our prayers: And in the presence of our Lord

Unbosom all our cares. 6 And may the Gospel's joyful sound,

Enforced by mighty grace, Awaken many sinners round, To come and fill the place.

L.M. 855 There am I in the midst of them.

Matt. 18, 20.
1
JES
ESUS, where'er Thy people meet

There they behold Thy mercy seat,
Where'er they seek Thee, Thou art

found,
And every place is hallowed ground.
2 For Thou within no walls confined,

Inhabitest the humble mind;
Such ever bring Thee where they come,

And, going, take Thee to their home.
3 Dear Shepherd of Thy chosen few !
Thy former mercies here renew;
Here, to our waiting hearts, proclaim

The sweetness of Thy saving name. 4 Here may we prove the power of prayer,

To strengthen faith and sweeten care:
To teach our faint desires to rise,

And bring all heaven before our eyes. 5 Behold, at Thy commanding word,

We stretch the curtain and the cord;
Come Thou, and fill this wider space,

And bless us with a large increase. 6 Lord, we are few, but Thou art near; Nor short Thine arm, nor deaf Thine ear:

(down, O rend the heavens, come quickly And make our waiting hearts Thine 6 May thousands in the realms of day

own,

Who shall with Jesus reign, Point here, and each rejoicing say,

There I was born again,

C.M. 856 Lord, I beseech Thee, send now

prosperity.-Ps. 118, 25.) ? Now.eracious Lord, Thinearm reveal

And make
Now let us all Thy presence feel,

And soften hearts of stone.
2 Help us to venture near Thy throne,

And plead our Saviour's name; For all that we can call our own,

Is vanity and shame.
3 From all the guilt of former sin

May mercy set us free;
And let the year we now begin,

Begin and end with Thee.
4 Send down Thy Spirit from above,

That saints may love Thee more; And sinners now may learn to love

Who never loved before.
5 And when before Thee we appear

In our eternal home,
May growing numbers worship here,

And praise Thee in our room.

78.

857 Thou carriest them away as with u

,

Ps , 5.
CHILE with ceaseless course the sun

1

Many souls their race have run,
Never more to meet us here.
Fixed in an eternal state,
They have done with all below:
We a little longer wait;

But how little, none can know. 2 As the winged arrow flies,

Speedily the mark to find;
As the lightning from the skies
Darts, and leaves no trace behind;

Swiftly thus our fleeting days
Bear us down life's rapid stream:
Upwards, Lord, our spirits raise;

All below is but a dream.
3 Thanks for mercies past receive,

Pardon of our sins renew,
Teach us henceforth how to live
With eternity in view.
Bless Thy word to young and old,
Fill us with a Saviour's love:
And when life's short tale is told,
May we dwell with Thee above

O.M. 858

WITH A COLLECTION,
Of Thine own have we given Thee.-

of Thron. 2o, 14. i LORD, when our offerings we present

Thy ,
We but return what Thou hast lent,

And give Thee of Thine own. 2 The earth with all its wealth is Thine,

The heavens with all their host;
Why should we then in want repint,

Or in abundance boast?
3 The power and willingness to give

Alike proceed from Thee;
We still are debtors, since we live

Only by Thy decree.
4 Ourselves, our all, to Thee we owe;

And, if we come behind
What others of their wealth bestow,

Accept our willing mind.

SOCIAL WORSHIP.

L.M. 859 Pray without ceasing.–1 Thess. 3,

17. 1 WHAT various hindrances we meet

In coming to a mercy-seat!
Yet who that knows the worth of prayer
But wishes to be often there?

2 Prayer makes the darkened cloud with

draw;
Prayer climbs the ladder Jacob saw,
Gives exercise to faith and love,

Brings every blessing from above. 3 Restraining prayer, we cease to fight; Prayer makes the Christian's armour

bright:
And Satan trembles when he sees

The weakest saint upon his knees. 4 While Moses stood with arms spread

wide, Success was found on Israel's side; But,when through weariness they failed,

That moment Amalek prevailed. 5 Have you no words ? ah! think again,

Words flow apace when you complain,
And fill your fellow-creature's ear

With the sad tale of all your care. 6 Were half the breath thus vainly spent,

To heaven in supplication sent,
Your cheerful song would oftener be,
Hear what the Lord has done for me!

C.M. 860 I will pray with the spirit.—1 Cor.

14, 15, 1 PRAYE)

RAYER is the soul's sincere desire

Uttered or unexprest; The motion of a hidden fire,

That trembles in the breast, 2 Prayer is the burden of a sigh,

The falling of a tear;
The upward glancing of an eye,

When but God near.
3 Prayer is the simplest form of speech

That infant lips can try;
Prayer, the sublimest strains that

reach

The Majesty on high.
4 Prayer is the Christian's vital breath,

The Christian's native air;
His watchword at the gates of death
He enters heaven with prayer.

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