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And all the means that grace display, 17 Jesus, thou Friend divine,
Which drew the wondrous plan. Our Saviour, and our King, 3 Grace guides my wand'ring feet
Thy hand from every snare and foo To tread the heavenly road,
Shall great deliv'rance bring. And new supplies each hour Í meet 8 Sure as thy truth shall last, While pressing on to God.
To Zion shall be given 4 Grace all the work shall crown
The brightest glories earth can yield, Through everlasting days;
And brighter bliss of heaven. It lays in heaven the topmost stone,
(C. M.) And well deserves the praise.
Hebreus xii. 18, 22-24.
The tempest, fire, and smoke ;
(S. M.) Not to the thunder of that word IKE Noah's weary dove,
Which God on Sinai spoke: ,
12 But we are come to Zion's hill, But not a resting place above
T'he city of our God; The cheerless waters found; Where milder words declare his will, 20 cease, my wand'ring scul,
And spread his love abroad. On restless wing to roam ;
3 Behold th’ innumerable host All the wide world, to either pole, Of angels cloth'd in light! Has not for thee a home.
Behold the spirits of the just 3 Behold the ark of God,
Whose faith is chang'd to sight. Behold the open door;
4 Behold the bless'd assembly there Hasten to gain that dear abode,
Whose names are writ in heav'n; And rove, my soul, no more. Hear God, the Judge of all, declare 4 There, safe thou shalt abide,
Their sins, through Christ, forgiv'ni There, sweet shall be thy rest, 5 Angels, and living saints and dead, And every longing satisfied,
But one communion make; With full salvation blest.
All join in Christ, their vital Head, 5 And, when the waves of ire
And of his love partake. Again the earth shall fill,
(S. M.) The Ark shall ride the sea of fire
B Then rest on Zion's hill.
LEST is the tie that binds
Our hearts in Christian love:
The fellowship of kindred minds
Is like to that above.
2 Before our Father's throne The Church, our blest Redeemer sav'd
We pour united prayers ; With his own precious blood.
Our fears, our hopes, our-aims are ono, 2 I love thy Church, O God !
Our comforts and our cares. Her walls before thee stand,
3 We share our mutual woes, Dear as the apple of thine eye,
Our mutual burdens bear; And graven on thy hand.
And often for each other flows 3 If e'er to bless thy sons,
The sympathizing tear.
4 When we at death must part, This voice in silence die.
How keen, how deep the pain ! 4 If e'er my heart forget
But we shall still be join'd in heart.
And hope to meet again.
And sin we shall be free; 5 For her my tears shall fall;
And perfect love and friendship reign For her my prayers ascend;
Throughout eternity. To her my cares and toils be given,
(II. 1.) Till toils and cares shall end.
Psalm cxxii. 6 Beyond my highest joy
T'he Church in Glory. I prize her heavenly ways, WITH joy shall I behold the day Her sweet communion, solemn vows,
That calls my willing soul away, Her hymns of love and praise.
To dwell among the blest :
For lo! my great Redeemer's power 2 On this auspicious morn
The Lord of life arose ;
He burst the bars of death,
And vanquish'd all our foes :
cause above, Their glory I survey;
And reaps the fruits of all his love.
Heav'n with hosannas rings,
Thy praise responsive sings :
Worthy the Lamb that once was slain,
Through endless years to live and reign. There, crown'd with everlasting joy,
4 Great King, gird on thy sword,
Ascend thy conquering car;
While justice, truth and love,
Maintain thy glorious war:
And rebels cast their arms away!
(C. M ) Flis saints, by him with glory crown'd, THIS is the day the Lord hath macie, Attend share
Let old 5 Mother of cities ! o'er thy head
To him be vows and homage paid,
Whose service is our choice.
How dreadful is this place!
With meekness let us hear his word,
With rev'rence seek his face.
3 This is the homage he requires-.
The voice of praise and prayer,
The soul's affections, hopes, desires,
Propitious from the skies,
Accepts the sacrifice.
5 Well pleas'd, through Jesus Christ his 2 Put all thy beauteous garments on, From sin he grants release ; [Sun, And let thy excellence be known: According to their faith 'tis done, Deck'd in the robes of righteousness, He bids them go in peace. The world thy glories shall confess.
HYMN 32. 3 No more shall foes unclean invade, WELCOME, sweet day of rest, And fill thy hallow'd walls with dread; That saw the Lord arise ; No more shall hell's insulting host Welcome to this reviving breast, Their vict’ry and thy sorrows boast. And these rejoicing eyes. 4 God from on high has heard thy prayer, 2 The King
himself comes near
To feast his saints to-day;
Here may we sit, and see him here,
And love, and praise, and pray.
3 One day amidst the place
Where Jesus is within,
HYMN 30. (II. 4.) 4 My willing soul would stay
In such a frame as this,
Till it is call'd to soar away
To everlasting bliss.
(L. M.) Welcome the day that God hath blest, ANOTHER six day's work is done Me type
Another Lord's begun Ii
Return, my soul, enjoy thy rest,
Improve the hours thy God hath blest. FAR from my thoughts, vain world
2 This day may our devotions rise,
(II. 3.) GREAT God! this sacred day of thine Demands the soul's collected powGladly we now to thee resign
These solemn, consecrated hours:
IN loud exalted strains,
The King of glory praise;
And with thy favour crown
This temple as thy home,
Beneath this roof vouchsafe to show
Let my religious hours alone:
And feel thine influence from above.
To cheer me in this barren land; [hand,
The dawn of thy returning day;
Nor would receive another guest
And drive each carnal thought away,
One sinful thought, through all the day 4 Then, to thy courts when I repair, My soul shall rise on joyful wing, The wonders of thy love declare, And join the strains which angels sing. HYMN 38. (III. 1.)
TO thy temple I repair;
Lord, I love to worship there;
2 While the pray'rs of saints ascend,
How God can dwell with men below. Hear, for Jesus intercedes.
3 Now let thine ear attend
Our supplicating cries
3 While I hearken to thy law,
4 Here may the list'ning throng,
Till all who humbly seek thy face,
4 While thy ministers proclaim
I have walk'd with God to-day'
(L. M.) After Sermon.
12 Israel's strength and consolation, Hope of all the saints, thou art,
ALMIGHTY Father! bless the word, Long desir'd of every nation,
Which, through thy grace, we now
O may the precious seed take root, Spring up, and bear abundant fruit! 2 We praise thee for the means of grace, Thus in thy courts to seek thy face: Grant, Lord. that we who worship here May all, at length, in heaven appear. (III. 5.)
LORD! dismiss us with thy blessing,
Fill our hearts with joy and peace; Let us each, thy love possessing, Triumph in redeeming grace;
O refresh us
Trav'lling through this wilderness! 2 Thanks we give, and adoration, For the gospel's joyful sound; May the fruits of thy salvation In our hearts and lives abound: May thy presence
With us evermore be found!
[ARK the glad sound, the Saviour
Joy of every waiting heart.
Now thy gracious kingdom bring.
The Saviour promis'd long!
Let every heart prepare a throne,
2 On him the Spirit, largely pour'd,
Wisdom and might, and zeal and love,
3 He comes, the pris'ners to release,
4 He comes, from thickest films of vice
Luke ii. 8-15.
WHILE shepherds watch'd their
flocks by night,
All seated on the ground,
2 "Fear not," said he, for mighty dread
3" To you, in David's town, this day
"The Saviour, who is Christ the Lord "And this shall be the sign:
4 "The heavenly Babe you there shall
5 Thus spake the seraph, and forthwith
6" All glory be to God on high,
And on the eyes oppress'd' with night, WH
5 He comes, the broken heart to bind,
6 Our glad Hosannas, Prince of peace,
(III. 3.) HALL, thou long expected Jesus,
Born to set thy people free! From our sins and fears release us, Let us find our rest in thee.
THILE angels thus, O Lord, rejoice,
2 Then let us swell responsive notes,
3 Good-will to sinful dust is shown,
4 Mercy and truth, with sweet accord,
Let heaven and earth in concert sing, "The promis'd child is born!"
5 Glory to God, in highest strains,
Till we attain those blissful realms,
ARK! the herald angels sing
2 Joyful all ye nations rise,
3 Christ, by highest heav'n ador'd,
4 Veil'd in flesh the Godhead see!
5 Ris'n with healing in his wings,
13 Mortals! your homage be gratefully bringing,
And sweet let the gladsome hosanna arise;
Ye angels! the full hallelujah be singing, One chorus resound through the earth and the skies.
Chorus. Shout the glad tidings, exultingly sing;
Jerusalem triumphs, Messiah is King.
Isaiah ix. 2-7.
race that long in darkness pin'd
2 To hail thy rising Sun of life!
3 For thou our burden hast remov'd
4 To us the promis'd Child is born;
Him shall the tribes of earth obey,
5 His name shall be the Prince of peace
Chorus. Shout the glad tidings, exult-The Wonderful, the Counsellor,
The mighty God and Lord.
Jerusalem triumphs, Messiah 6 His pow'r increasing still shall spread
Chorus. Shout the glad tidings, exult-
Jerusalem triumphs, Messiah is
2 Tell how he cometh, from nation to
The heart-cheering news let the earth echo round;
TIME hastens on; ye longing saints,
Not many years their course shall run
How free to the faithful he offers salva-Ere all its glories stand reveal'd
Chorus. Shout the glad tidings, exult
EE, in the vineyard of the Lord,
Though planted by his hands
Jerusalem triumphs, Messiah No fruit it yields, no blossom bears,