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6 In Thy strength may we be strong;
Sweeten every cross and pain:
Give us, if we live, ere long,
Here to meet in peace again.


894 Not forsaking the assembling of



ourselves together.-Heb. 10, 25.

F tis sweet to mingle where
Christians meet for social prayer-

If tis sweet with them to raise

Songs of holy joy and praise-
Passing sweet that state must be
Where they meet eternally.

2 Saviour, may these meetings prove
Preparations for above;

While we worship in this place,
May we go from grace to grace;
Till we, each in his degree,
Meet for endless glory be.


895 Peace be to the brethren, and love



with faith.-Eph. 6, 23.
Christian brethren, ere we

. part,

Join every voice and every heart;
One solemn hymn to God we raise,
One final song of grateful praise.

2 Christians, we here may meet no more,
But there is yet a happier shore:
And there, released from toil and pain,
Brethren, we all shall meet again.

3 Now to our God, the Three in One,
Be everlasting glory done;


Rehearse, ye saints, the sound againLet every voice repeat Amen!



He is our peace.-Eph. 2, 14.

PART in peace! Christ's life was

Let us live our life in Him; [peace; Part in peace! Christ's death was peace, Let us die our death in Him.

2 Part in peace! Christ promise gave
Of a life beyond the grave;

Where all mortal partings cease;
Holy brethren, part in peace!


897 Be diligent, that ye may be found

of Him in peace.-2 Pet. 3, 14.

1 NOW, Lord, we part awhile, But still in spirit joined,



Embrace the happy toil

Thou hast to each assigned;
And while we do Thy blessed will.
We find our heaven within us still.

But we shall meet again,
When all our toils are o'er,

And death, and grief, and pain,
And parting are no more,

In the new earth and heavens above,
The world of righteousness and love.
O happy, happy day,

That calls Thine exiles home,
When sorrows pass away,

And wanderers cease to roam!
We meekly wait the dread release,
And labour to be found in peace.


898 The God of love and peace shall be


with you.-2 Cor. 13, 11.

MAY the grace of Christ our Saviour,

And the Father's boundless love,

With the Holy Spirit's favour,

Pest upon us from above.

2 Thus may we abide in union

With each other and the Lord;
And possess, in sweet communion,
Joys which earth cannot afford.


899 The peace of God, which passeth


all understanding.--Phil. 4, 7.

EACE be to this habitation!
Peace to all that dwell therein;

Peace, the earnest of salvation;
Peace, the fruit of pardoned sin;

Peace, that speaks the heavenly Giver;
Peace to worldly minds unknown;
Peace divine, that lasts for ever;
Peace, that comes from God alone.

2 Prince of Peace! be present near us;
Fix in all our hearts Thy home;


With Thy gracious presence cheer ns;
Let Thy sacred kingdom come.
Raise to heaven our expectation:
Give our favoured souls to prove
Glorious and complete salvation,
In the realms of bliss above.


900 Jesus was called, and His disciples,


to the marriage.-John 2, 2.

INCE Jesus freely did appear
To grace a marriage feast,

O Lord! we ask Thy presence here:
Be Thou our glorious guest.

2 Upon the bridal pair look down,
Who now have plighted hands:
Their union with Thy favour crown,
And bless their nuptial bands.
3 In purest love their souls unite,
That they, with Christian care,
May make domestic burdens light,
By taking mutual share.

4 With gifts of grace their hearts endow, Of all rich dowries best;

Their substance bless; Thy peace bestow,
To sweeten all the rest.


901 What God hath joined together. let



not man put asunder.-Matt. 19, 6.
EIGN this union to approve,
And confirm it, God of love!
Bless Thy servants; on their head
Now the oil of gladness shed;
In this nuptial bond, to Thee
Let them consecrated be.

2 In prosperity, be near


To preserve them in Thy fear;
In affliction, let Thy smile
All the woes of life beguile :
And when every change is past,
-Take them to Thyself at last.


902 And they blessed Rebekah.-Gen.


24, 60.

E join to crave with wishes kind,
A blessing, Lord, from Thee,

On those who now the bands have
Which ne'er may broken be. [twined

2 We know that scenes not always bright May unto them be given;

But let there shine o'er all the light
Of love, and truth, and heaven.
3 Still hand in hand theirjourney through,
Meek pilgrims may they go,

Mingling their joys as helpmeets true,
And sharing every woe.

4 The Saviour whom they trust, the same; The same their home above;

May each in each still feed the flame
Of pure and holy love.

5 And when the solemn hour shall come,
Which severs earthly ties, [gloom,
May hope rise brightening through the
And point to fairer skies!



903 In the morning will I direct my



prayer unto Thee.-Ps. 5, 3.

10 thee, my God and Saviour,
My soul exulting springs;
Rejoicing in Thy favour,
Almighty King of kings.
I'll celebrate Thy glory,
With all the saints above;
And tell the pleasing story
Of Thy redeeming love.

2 Soon as the morn with roses
Bedecks the dewy east,
And when the sun reposes
Upon the ocean's breast;
My voice in supplication
Well pleased Thou shalt hear:
O grant me Thy salvation,
And to my soul draw near.

3 By Thee through life supported,
I'll pass the dangerous road,
By heavenly hosts escorted,
Up to Thy bright abode;

There cast my crown before Thee,
When all my woes are o'er;
And day and night adore Thee
Rejoicing evermore.


904 Man goeth forth unto his labour,


until the evening.-Ps. 104, 23.

AWAKE, my soul, and with the sun
Thy daily stage of duty run;
Shake off dull sloth, and joyful rise
To pay thy morning sacrifice.

2 Wake, and lift up thyself, my heart,
And with the angels bear thy part,
Who, all night long, unwearied sing
High praises to the Eternal King..
3 May I, like them, in God delight;
Have all day long my God in sight;
Perform, like them, my Maker's will,
And celebrate His glories still.

4 Lord, I my vows to Thee renew,
Disperse my sins as morning dew:
Guard my first springs of thought and
And with Thyself my spirit fill,

5 Direct, control, suggest this day, All I design, or do, or say;


That all my powers, with all their might,
In Thy sole glory may unite.

6 Glory to Thee, who safe hast kept,
And hast refreshed me while I slept;
Grant, Lord, when I from death shall
I may of endless life partake. [wake,


905 When I awake I am still with Thee.



-Ps. 139, 18.

N sleep's serene oblivion laid,
I safely passed the silent night:
Again I see the breaking shade;
I drink again the morning light.
2 New-born, I bless the waking hour;.
Once more with awe rejoice to be:

My conscious soul resumes her power,
And springs, my guardian God, to Thee.

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