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841 Mine house shall be called an house
of prayer for all people.-Isa. 56,7. ILLIONS within Thy courts have met, Millions this day before Thee bowed; Their faces Zion-ward were set, [vowed: Vows with their lips to Thee they 2 People of many a tribe and tongue, Men of strange colours, climates, lands, Have heard Thy truth, Thy glory sung, And offered prayer with holy hands. 3 Soon as the light of morning broke O'er island, continent, or deep, Thy far-spread family awoke,
Sabbath all round the world to keep. 4 From east to west, the sun surveyed, From north to south, adoring throngs; And still, where evening stretched her shade,
The stars came out to hear their songs. 5 And not a prayer, a tear, a sigh,
Hath failed this day some suit to gain; To those in trouble Thou wert nigh; Not one hath sought Thy face in vain. 6 Thy poor have all been freely fed, Thy chastened sons have kissed the rod, Thy mourners have been comforted, The pure in heart have seen their God. 7 Yet one prayer more-and be it one, In which both heaven and earth accord; Fulfil Thy promise to Thy Son, Let all that breathe call Jesus, Lord.
842 Abide with us, for it is toward
evening.-Luke 24, 29.
TOLY Father! whom we praise
Ancient of eternal days!
Lord of heaven and earth and air;
Hear and help us while we raise,
2 We have trod Thy temple, Lord;
843 The end of the Sabbath.-Matt.
1 RE another Sabbath close,
4 Whilst this thorny path we tread,
While their steps Thy children bend
844 We are His people, and the sheep of
His pasture.-Ps. 100, 3.
E nations round the earth, rejoice Before the Lord, your sovereign King; [voice, Serve Him with cheerful heart and With all your tongues 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.
845 Neither in this mountain, nor yet
at Jerusalem.-John 4, 21.
1THOU to whom in ancient time Thelyre of Hebrew bards was strung; Whom kings adored in songs sublime, And prophets praised with glowing tongue :
2 Not now on Zion's height alone,
And childhood lisp, with reverent air,
5 O Thou, to whom in ancient time, The lyre of prophet bards was strung; To Thee at last in every clime,
Shall temples rise, and praise be sung. 126.96.36.199.188.8.131.52.
846 Behold I lay in Zion a chief corner
stone.-1 Pet. 2, 6.
1 THOU who hast in Zion laid
The true Foundation-stone,
And with those a covenant made
Great Builder of Thy church below
Who seek Thy praise to show.
We, like Jesse's son, would raise
Who, once in mortal weakness shrined,
4 Father, Son, and Spirit! send
Inscribe the living Name;
Our temple make Thy throne!
847 Will God in very deed dwell with
men on the earth.-2 Chron. 6, 18.
HIS stone to Thee in faith we lay;
Thine eye be open night and day,
Here to protect Thy sanctuary.
2 Here, when Thy people seek Thy face, And dying sinners pray to live; place, Hear Thou, in heaven, Thy dwellingAnd, 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,
6 O may Thy glory ne'er depart!
848 Neither on this mountain, nor pet
in Jerusalem.-John 4, 21.
No hears and answers prayer;
OT in Jerusalem alone,
Nor, on Samaria's mountain known,
2 True worshippers may now draw nigh,
3 Hence in the secrecy of thought,
Or round the household altar brought, Begin and close the day.
4 Yet meet it is, and right, and good
To mingle with the multitude,
5 There while the Lord their God they