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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,

HYMN 26.

(C. M.) And well deserves the praise.

Hebreus xii. 18, 22-24.
V. THE CHURCH. NOT to the terrors of the Lord,

The tempest, fire, and smoke ;
HYMN 24.

(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,

HYMN 27.

(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:
HYMN 25. (S. M.)

The fellowship of kindred minds
LOVE thy kingdom, Lord,

Is like to that above.
The house of thine abode,

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.
My voice or hands deny,
These hands let useful skill forsake,

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.
Her welfare, or her wo,

And hope to meet again.
Let every joy this heart forsake, 5 From sorrow, toil, and pain,
And every grief o'erflow.

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,

HYMN 28.

(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 :

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For lo! my great Redeemer's power 2 On this auspicious morn
Unfolds the everlasting door,

The Lord of life arose ;
And points me to his rest.

He burst the bars of death,
2 Ev'n now, to my expecting eyes

And vanquish'd all our foes :
The heaven-built tow'rs of Salem rise ; And now he pleads our

cause above, Their glory I survey;

And reaps the fruits of all his love.
I view her inansions, that contain 3 All hail, triumphant Lord !
The angel host, a beauteous train,

Heav'n with hosannas rings,
And shine with cloudless day. And earth, in mumbler strains,
3 Thither, from earth’s remotest end,

Thy praise responsive sings :
Lo! the redeem'd of God ascend,

Worthy the Lamb that once was slain,
Borne on immortal wing;

Through endless years to live and reign. There, crown'd with everlasting joy,

4 Great King, gird on thy sword,
In ceaseless hymns their tongues employ

Ascend thy conquering car;
Before th’ Almighty King.

While justice, truth and love,
4 The King a seat hath there prepar’d, This day let sinners own thy sway,

Maintain thy glorious war:
High, on eternal base upreard,
For his eternal Son :

And rebels cast their arms away!
Ilis palaces with joy abound;

HYMN 31.

(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,
Bright peace, with healing wings out-

Whose service is our choice.
Forevermore shall dweil : [spread, 2 This is the temple of the Lord .
Let me, blest seat! my name behold

How dreadful is this place!
Among thy citizens enroll'd,

With meekness let us hear his word,
And bid the world farewell.

With rev'rence seek his face.
HYMN 29.

(L. M.)

3 This is the homage he requires-.

The voice of praise and prayer,
Isaiah lii. 1, 2.

The soul's affections, hopes, desires,
TRIUMPHANT Zion! lift thy head Ourselves and all we are.
From dust, and darkness, and the 4 While rich and poor for mercy call

Propitious from the skies,
Though humbled long, awake at length, The Lord, the Maker of them all,
And gird thee with thy Saviour's

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
His hand thy ruins shall repair :

To feast his saints to-day;
Nor will thy watchful Monarch cease

Here may we sit, and see him here,
To guard thee in eternal peace.

And love, and praise, and pray.

3 One day amidst the place
VI. FESTIVALS AND FASTS. Is hetter than ten thousand days

Where Jesus is within,
THE LORD'S DAY. of pleasure and of sin.

HYMN 30. (II. 4.) 4 My willing soul would stay
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In such a frame as this,
And hail this sacred day;

Till it is call'd to soar away
In loftiest songs of praise

To everlasting bliss.
Your joyful homage pay:

HYMN 33.

(L. M.) Welcome the day that God hath blest, ANOTHER six day's work is done Me type

Another Lord's begun Ii

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Return, my soul, enjoy thy rest,

HYMN 36.

L. M.)

Improve the hours thy God hath blest. FAR from my thoughts, vain world

2 This day may our devotions rise,
As grateful incense, to the skies;
Aud heav'n that sweet repose bestow,
Which none but they who feel it know!
3 This peaceful calm within the breast
Is the sure pledge of heav'nly rest,
Which for the church of God remains,
The end of cares, the end of pains.
4 In holy duties, let the day,
In holy pleasures, pass away:
How sweet, a sabbath thus to spend,
In hope of one that ne'er shall end!

HYMN 34.

(II. 3.) GREAT God! this sacred day of thine Demands the soul's collected powGladly we now to thee resign


These solemn, consecrated hours:
O may our souls adoring own
The grace that calls us to thy throne!
2 All-seeing God! thy piercing eye
Can every secret thought explore;
May worldly cares our bosoms fly,
And where thou art intrude no more:
O may thy grace our spirits move,
And fix our minds on things above!
3 Thy Spirit's powerful aid impart,
And bid thy word, with life divine,
Engage the ear, and warm the heart;
Then shall the day indeed be thine:
Then shall our souls adoring own
The grace that calls us to thy throne.
HYMN 35. (II. 4.)

IN loud exalted strains,

The King of glory praise;
O'er heav'n and earth he reigns,
Through everlasting days:
But Zion, with his presence blest,
Is his delight, his chosen rest.
20 King of glory! come,

And with thy favour crown

This temple as thy home,
This people as thy own.

Beneath this roof vouchsafe to show

be gone;

Let my religious hours alone:
From flesh and sense I would be free,
And hold communion, Lord, with thee
2 My heart grows warm with holy fire,
And kindles with a pure desire,
To see thy grace, to taste thy love,

And feel thine influence from above.
3 When I can say that God is mine,
When I can see thy glories shine,
I'll tread the world beneath my feet,
And all that men call rich and great.
4 Send comfort down from thy right

To cheer me in this barren land; [hand,
And in thy temple let me know
The joys that from thy presence flow.
(L. M.)
MY op'ning eyes with rapture see

HYMN 37.

The dawn of thy returning day;
My thoughts, O God, ascend to thee,
While thus my early vows I pay.
2 I yield my heart to thee alone,

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Nor would receive another guest
Eternal King! erect thy throne,
And reign sole monarch in my breast
30 bid this trifling world retire,

And drive each carnal thought away,
Nor let me feel one vain desire,

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;
While thy glorious praise is sung,
Touch my lips, unloose my tongue.

2 While the pray'rs of saints ascend,
God of love, to mine attend;
Hear me, for thy Spirit pleads;

How God can dwell with men below. Hear, for Jesus intercedes.

3 Now let thine ear attend


Our supplicating cries
Now let our praise ascend,
Accepted to the skies:
Now let thy gospel's joyful sound
Spread its celestial influence round.

3 While I hearken to thy law,
Fill my soul with humble awe,
Till thy gospel bring to me
Life and immortality.

4 Here may the list'ning throng,
Imbibe thy truth and love;
Here Christians join the song
Of seraphim above:

Till all who humbly seek thy face,
Rejoice in thy abounding grace.

4 While thy ministers proclaim
Peace and pardon in thy name,
Through their voice, by faith, may I
Hear thee speaking from on high.
5 From thy house when I return,
May my heart within me burn;
And at ev'ning let me say,

I have walk'd with God to-day'

HYMN 39.

(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

have heard;

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.)

HYMN 40.

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!


HYMN 41.

(C. M.)

[ARK the glad sound, the Saviour



Joy of every waiting heart.
Born thy people to deliver,
Born a child, yet God our King,
Born to reign in us for ever,

Now thy gracious kingdom bring.
4 By thine own eternal Spirit
Rule in all our hearts alone;
By thine all-sufficient merit
Raise us to thy glorious throne


The Saviour promis'd long!

Let every heart prepare a throne,
And every voice a song.

2 On him the Spirit, largely pour'd,
Exerts his sacred fire:

Wisdom and might, and zeal and love,
His holy breast inspire.

3 He comes, the pris'ners to release,
In Satan's bondage held,
The gates of brass before him burst,
The iron fetters yield.

4 He comes, from thickest films of vice
To clear the mental ray;


HYMN 43.

(C. M.)

Luke ii. 8-15.

WHILE shepherds watch'd their

flocks by night,

All seated on the ground,
The angel of the Lord came down,
And glory shone around.

2 "Fear not," said he, for mighty dread
Had seiz'd their troubled mind;
"Glad tidings of great joy I bring
"To you, and all mankind.

3" To you, in David's town, this day
"Is born, of David's line,

"The Saviour, who is Christ the Lord "And this shall be the sign:

4 "The heavenly Babe you there shall
"To human view display'd, [find,
"All meanly wrapt in swathing bands,
"And in a manger laid."

5 Thus spake the seraph, and forthwith
Appear'd a shining throng
of angels, praising God, who thus
Address'd their joyful song:

6" All glory be to God on high,
"And to the earth be peace;
"Good-will, henceforth, from heaven to
"Begin and never ceasé."

And on the eyes oppress'd' with night, WH
To pour celestial day.

5 He comes, the broken heart to bind,
The bleeding soul to cure,
And with the treasures of his grace,
T'enrich the humble poor.

6 Our glad Hosannas, Prince of peace,
Thy welcome shall proclaim;
And heaven's eternal arches ring
With thy beloved name.

HYMN 42.

(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.

HYMN 44.

(C. M.)


THILE angels thus, O Lord, rejoice,
Shall men no anthem raise?
O may we lose these useless tongues,
When we forget to praise !

2 Then let us swell responsive notes,
And join the heavenly throng;
For angels no such love have known
As we, to wake their song.

3 Good-will to sinful dust is shown,
And peace on earth is given;
For lo! the incarnate Saviour comes,
With news of joy from heaven!

4 Mercy and truth, with sweet accord,
His rising beams adorn;

Let heaven and earth in concert sing, "The promis'd child is born!"

5 Glory to God, in highest strains,
By highest worlds is paid;
Be glory, then, by us proclaim'd,
And by our lives display'd;

Till we attain those blissful realms,
Where now our Saviour reigns;
To rival these celestial choirs
In their immortal strains!

HYMN 45.


(III. 1.)

ARK! the herald angels sing
Glory to the new-born King,
Peace on earth, and mercy mild,
God and sinners reconcil'd!

2 Joyful all ye nations rise,
Join the triumphs of the skies;
With th' angelic hosts proclaim
Christ is born in Bethlehem!

3 Christ, by highest heav'n ador'd,
Christ, the everlasting Lord,
Late in time behold him come,
Offspring of the virgin's womb!

4 Veil'd in flesh the Godhead see!
Hail th' incarnate Deity,
Pleas'd, as man, with man to dwell,
Jesus, now Emanuel!

5 Ris'n with healing in his wings,
Light and life to all he brings;
Hail the Sun of righteousness,
Hail the heaven-born Prince of peace.

HYMN 46.

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.

HYMN 47.


Isaiah ix. 2-7.

(C. M.)

race that long in darkness pin'd
Have seen a glorious light;
The people now behold the dawn,
Who dwelt in death and night.

2 To hail thy rising Sun of life!
The gath'ring nations come,
Joyous as when the reapers bear
Their harvest treasures home.

3 For thou our burden hast remov'd
Th' oppressor's reign is broke ;
Thy fiery conflict with the foe
Has burst his cruel yoke.

4 To us the promis'd Child is born;
To us the Son is giv'n;

Him shall the tribes of earth obey,
And all the hosts of heaven.

5 His name shall be the Prince of peace
For evermore ador'd,

Chorus. Shout the glad tidings, exult-The Wonderful, the Counsellor,

ingly sing;

The mighty God and Lord.

Jerusalem triumphs, Messiah 6 His pow'r increasing still shall spread

is King.

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Jerusalem triumphs, Messiah is

2 Tell how he cometh, from nation to

The heart-cheering news let the earth echo round;

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TIME hastens on; ye longing saints,
Now raise your voices high;
And magnify that sov'reign love
Which shows salvation nigh.
2 As time departs, salvation comes,
Each moment brings it near;
Then welcome each declining day;
Welcome each closing year.


Not many years their course shall run
Not many mornings rise,

How free to the faithful he offers salva-Ere all its glories stand reveal'd

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Chorus. Shout the glad tidings, exult

ingly sing;

is King.

EE, in the vineyard of the Lord,
A barren fig-tree stands;

Though planted by his hands

Jerusalem triumphs, Messiah No fruit it yields, no blossom bears,

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