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3 Hosannah to th' anointed King,

To David's holy Son!
Help us, O Lord; descend and bring

Salvation from thy throne.
4 Blest be the Lord, who comes to men

With messages of grace;
Who comes in God his Father's name,

To save our sinful race.
5 Hosannah, in the highest strains,

The church on earth can raise;
The highest heav'ns in which he reigns,

Shall give him nobler praise.

46. Delight in Ordinances. (S. M.)
WELCOME, sweet day of rest,

That saw the Lord arise;
Welcome to this reviving breast,

And these rejoicing eyes.
2 The King himself comes near,

And feasts his saints to-day ;
Here we may sit, and see him here,

And love, and praise, and pray. 3 One day, amidst the place Where


dear God bath been,
Is sweeter than ten thousand days

Of pleasurable sin.
4 My willing soul would stay

In such a frame as this,
And sit and sing herself away

To everlasting bliss.

47. The Lord's Day. (C.M.)

LESS'D morning, whose young dawning
Bebeld our rising God;

(rays That saw him triumph o'er the dust,

And leave his dark abode! 2 In the cold prison of a tomb

The dead Redeemer lay,
Till the revolving skies had brought

The third, th' appointed day.
3 Hell and the grave unite their force

To hold our God in vain ;
The sleeping Conqueror arose,

And burst their feeble chain.
4 To thy great name, almighty Lord,

These sacred hours we pay,
And loud hosannas shall proclaim

The triumph of the day.
5 Salvation and immortal praise

To our victorious King ;
Let beav'n, and earth, and rocks, and seas,

With glad hosannas ring.

48. For the Lord's Day Morning. (L. M.) 1 ANOTHER Six days' work is done,

sabbah ; Return, my soul, enjoy thy rest, Improve the day thy God has blest.

2 Come, bless the Lord, whose love assigns

So sweet a rest to wearied minds;
Provides an antepast of heaven,

And gives this day the food of seven.
3 0 that our thoughts and thanks may rise,

As grateful incense, to the skies;
And draw from heaven that sweet repose,

Which none but he that feels it knows. 4 This heavenly calm, within the breast,

Is the dear pledge of glorious rest,
Which for the church of God remains,

The end of cares, the end of pains. 5 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.


The same. (P.M.)

1 A

And burst the slothful band,
The wonders of this day

Our noblest songs demand :
Auspicious morn! thy blissful rays
Bright seraphs hail, in


of praise. 2 At thy approaching dawn,

Reluctant death resign'd
The glorious Prince of life,

Her dark domains confin'd:
Th' angelic host around him bends,
And’midst their shouts The God ascends.

3. All hail, triumpbant LORD!

Heaven with hosannas rings;
While earth, in humbler strains,

Thy praise responsive sings;
Worthy art thou, who once wast slain,

Through endless years to live and reign. 4. Gird on, great God, thy sword,

Ascend thy conquering car,
While justice, truth, and love,

Maintain the glorious war;
Victorious, thou thy foes shall tread,
And sin and hell in triumph lead.


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For the Lord's Day. (P. M.)
1 REAT God, this sacred day of thine

May we employ, in works divine,
These solemn, these devoted hours !

may our souls, adoring, own
The grace which calls us to thy throne !
2 Hence, ye vain cares and trifles fly,

Where God resides appear no more ;
Omniscient God! thy piercing eye
Can every secret thought explore.
O may thy grace our hearts refine,

And fix our thoughts on things divine. 3 The word of life, dispens’d to-day,

Invites us to a heavenly feast;
May every ear the call obey,
Be every heart a humble guest !
O bid the wretched sons of need
On soul-reviving dainties feed.

4 Thy Spirits powerful aid impart,

O may thy word, with life divine,
Engage the ear, and warm the heart;
Then shall the day, indeed, be thine :
Then sball our souls, adoring, own
The grace which calls us to thy throne.


The same. (L. M.)


I THANKS to thy name, O Lord, that we

One glorious sabbath more behold;
Dear Shepherd, let us meet with thee,
Among thy sheep, in this thy fold.

2 Now, Lord, among thy tribes appear,

And let thy presence fill the throng;
Thy awful voice let sinners hear,
And bid the feeble heart be strong.

3 Gather the lambs into thine arms,

And satisfy their every want,
And those with young defend from harms,

And gently lead them lest they faint.
4 Put forth thy shepherd's crook, and stay

Thy wand'ring sheep, and bring them back;
O bring the wandering home to-day,

And save them, for thy mercy's sake. 5 Dear tender-hearted Shepherd, look,

And let our wants thy bowels move;
And kindly lead thy little flock
To the sweet pastures of thy love,


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