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3 If num'rous blessings of the earth,

Indulgent providence afford,
With warm united hearts we'll pay

Our grateful tribute to the Lord. 4 Here may he fix his sacred seat,

And spread the banner of his love;
Till, ripen’d for a happier state,
We meet th' assembled church above.

BEFORE SERMON.

31. A Psalm before Sermon. (S. M.)
1
COME, sound his praise abroad,

And hymns of glory sing ;
Jehovah is the soy’reign God,

The universal King.
2 He form'd the deeps unknown;
He
gave

the seas their bound;
The wat'ry worlds are all his own,

And all the solid ground.
3 Come, worship at his throne;

Come, bow before the Lord :
We are his works, and not our own;

He form'd us by his word.
4 To-day attend his voice,

Nor dare provoke his rod;
Come, like the people of his choice,

And own your gracious God.

5 But if your ears refuse

The language of his grace,
And hearts grow hard, like stubborn Jews,

That unbelieving race;
6 The Lord, in vengeance drest,

Will lift his hand and swear,
You that despise my promis'd rest,

“ Shall have no portion there.” 32. A Blessing implored. (C. M.) 1NTOW

may

Descending from above,
His waiting family inspire,

With joy, and peace, and love!
2 Wake, heavenly wind, arise, and come,

Blow on the drooping field;
Our spices then shall breath perfume,

And fragrant incence yield.
3 Touch with a living coal the lip

That shall proclaim thy word ;
And bid us all devoutly keep

Attention to the Lord.

33. Waiting for Divine Unction. (P.M.)
1 SOURCE of light and power divine,

Deign upon thy truth to shine;
Lord, behold thy servant stands,
Lo, to thee he lifts his hands :
Satisfy his soul's desire,
Touch his lips with holy fire !
Source of light and power divine,
Deign upon thy truth to shine.

2 Breath thy Spirit, so shall fall

Unction sweet upon us all;
Till, by odours scatter'd round,
Christ himself be traced and found;
Then shall every raptur'd heart,
Rich in peace and joy, depart:
Source of light and power divine,
Deign upon thy truth to shine.

34.

Before hearing the Word. (P.M.)
1 YE

List’ning to the gospel sonnd,
Lost and helpless as ye are,
Sons of sorrow, sin, and care,
Glorify the King of kings,

Take the peace the gospel brings.
2 Turn to Christ your longing eyes,

View his bloody sacrifice;
See in him your sins forgiven,
Pardon, holiness, and heaven:
Glorify the King of kings,
Take the peace the gospel brings.

35.

A Blessing requested. (P. M.) 1 COME, thou soul-transforming Spirit,

Bless :
Let each heart thy grace inherit,
Raise the weak, the hungry feed;

From the gospel,
Now supply thy people's need.

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2 Help us all to ask the blessing,

Which thou waitest now to give :
May we all, thy love possessing,
Joyfully the truth receive,

And for ever
To thy praise and glory live.
3 Then, whene'er the signal's given,

Us from earth to call away,
Borne on angel's wings to heaven,
Glad the summons to obey,

May we ever
Reign with Christ in endless day.

AFTER SERMON.

36.

A Blessing implored. (C. M.)
LMIGHTY God! have we not heard,

Once and again, thy voice
And has not conscience sometimes fear'd,

And pierc'd us with its cries? 2 Once and again we had a place

Beneath thy gospel's sound,
What dying beds, what opening graves,

Have we been call'd around.
3 Have not thy Spirits gentle gales

Whisper'd within our ears?
Have not thy thunder's warning peals

Awak'd our drowsy fears?
4 Blest Saviour! let thy powerful grace

Bid thoughtless sinners live;
And what thy word and rod require,

Let tby free Spirit give.

37.

Holy Resolutions. (C.M.)

1

AND does the kind Redeemer stoop,

Diseased sinners to invite,

And heal their heart-felt pains ?

2 Will he on no account cast out

The penitent, that flies
To his kind arms, for life and grace,

And all salvation’s joys?

3 From age to age have coming souls

A hearty welcome found,
Pleasures beyond whate'er they knew

In sin's enchanted round ?

4 Can they his truth and grace attest,

With their expiring breath,-
And find his word their trust in life,

Their cordial too in death?

5 Be gone, my unbelieving fears,

Nor more, my soul, delay;
Jesus, I come, and at thy feet

Fain would thy call obey.

6 Frown not away a soul that wants

Thy grace to trust and try,
Determin'd, if I perish, Lord,
Low at thy feet to die.

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