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57. C. M. Offices of Christ prophetically described. Isa. xxix. 18, 24. 1 HARK the glad sound! the Saviour comes,

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 its 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 setters yield.
4 He comes, from thickest films of vice

To clear the mental ray;
And on the eye, oppress'd with night,

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 Heavens eternal arches ring

With thy beloved name.

58.

L. M.
Blessings of Grace to the Spiritual Citizen. Ps. xxiv.
1 THE earth is thine, Jehovah ;-thine

Its peopled realms, and wealthy stores;
Built on the flood, by power divine,

The waves are ramparts to the shores.

2 But who shall reach thine holy place,

Or who, O Lord, ascend thine hill ? The pure in heart shall see thy face,

The perfect man that doth thy will.
3 He who to bribes hath closed his hand,

To idols never bent the knee,
Nor sworn in falsehood, -He shall stand

Redeem'd, and own'd, and kept by Thee.

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For the Dedication of a Place of Worship. Ps. lxxxvii. 5. 1 AND will the great eternal God

On earth establish his abode ?
And will he from his radiant throne

Regard our temples as his own?
2 These walls we to thy honour raise ;

Long may they echo with thy praise;
And thou, descending, fill the place

With choicest blessings of thy grace. 3 And in the great transcendant day,

When God the nations shall survey,
May it before the world appear,
That crowds were born to glory, here.

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The Types and Prophecies fulfilled in Christ. Rom. x. 4.

1 Pet. i. 19. John i. 24.
1 BEHOLD the woman's promis'd Seed !

Behold the great Messiah come!
Behold the prophets all agreed
To give him the superior room !

2 Abrah’m, the saint, rejoic'd of old

When visions of the Lord he saw ;
Moses, the man of God, foretold
This great Fulfiller of his law.

3 The types bore witness to his name,

Obtain d their chief design and ceas'd;
The incense, and the bleeding lamb,

The ark, the altar, and the priest. 4 Predictions in abundance meet,

To join their blessings on his head;
Jesus, we worship at thy feet,
And nations own the promis'd seed.

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Praise. Psa. lxxii. 18, 19. Isa. xliv. 23 1 SURE thy name is Wonderful

Counsellor, the mighty God, Whom the heavenly hosts adore,

Praise we through the earth abroad. 2 Thou the Godhead bearing down

To the sight of mortal man, Flesh in form, and God in power,

Suited art to all thy plan. 3 Center'd in thy lovely face, Judgment, mercy, both

appear; All the Father's honour meets,

All his glory triumphs here. 4 Thou that Prophet art and King,

Thou the Priest foretold to rise : Thou the sacrificer art,

Thou too art the sacrifice.

5 Lamb of God, that once was slain,

Bleeding on the painful tree;
Risen and ascended high

We adore thy majesty,
6 Wonderful art thou in power,

Wonderful art thou in love ;
Be thou all our theme below,

Be thou all our heaven above.

62. L. M.

An Evening Hymn.
1 ANOTHER fleeting day is gone;

Slow o'er the west the shadows rise ;
Swift the soft stealing hours have flown,

And night's dark mantle veils the skies. 2 Another fleeting day is gone,

Swift from the records of the year;
And still, with each successive sun,

Life's fading visions disappear. 3 Another fleeting day is gone,

To join the fugitives before;
And we, when life's employ is done,

Shall sleep, in time to wake no more. 4 Another fleeting day is gone:

But soon a fairer day shall rise,
A day whose never-setting sun

Shall pour its light o'er cloudless skice. 5 Another fleeting day is gone;

In solemn silence rest, my soul;
Bow down before his awful throne,
Who bids the morn and evening roll.

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1 AWAKE, each soul! and with the sun

The daily stage of duty run;
Shake off dulĩ sloth, and joyful rise

To pay the morning sacrifice. 2 By influence of the light divine

Let our own light to others shine ;
Reflect all heaven's propitious rays,

In ardent love and cheerful praise. 3 Lord! we our vows to thee renew,

Scatter our sins as morning dew!
Guard our first springs of thought and will,

And with thyself our spirits fill. 4 Direct, control, suggest, this day,

All we design, or do, or say;
That all our powers, with all their might,

In thy sole glory may unite.
9 All praise to thee, who safe hast kept,

And hast refresh'd us while we slept :
Grant, Lord! when we from death awake,
We may of endless life partake.

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The Word made Flesh. John i. 14. 1 John i. 2.

1 MORTALS awake, with angels join,

And chant the solemn lay; Joy, love and gratitude combine

To hail th’ auspicious day.

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