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2 On all the wings of time it flies;
Each moment brings it near : Then welcome each declining day,
Welcome each closing year.
Not many mornings rise,
To our admiring eyes.
Ye mortal powers decay?
Ye bring eternal day.
43. S. M.
The living Sacrifice. 1 AND will th' eternal King
So mean a gift reward?
Which thy own hand prepar’d. 2 We own thy various claim,
And to thine altar move,
And bound with cords of love. 3 Descend, celestial fire!
The sacrifice inflame!
Through our Redeemer's name.
The Lord our Righteousness. Jer. xxiii. 6. Isa. liv. 17. 1 JESUS, thy blood and righteousness
My beauty are, my glorious dress;
'Midst flaming worlds, in these array'd,
With joy shall I lift up my head.
To claim my mansion in the skies;
“Jesus hath liv'd, hath died for me.” 3 Thus Abraham the friend of God,
Thus all the armies bought with blood,
Sinners, of whom the chief I am.
When ruin'd nature sinks in years :
of Christ is ever new.
Now bid thy banish'd ones rejoice!
Rock. Isa. xxxii. 2. Psa. cv. 1. Cor. x. 4. 1 WHILST we are marching through
This land with drought accursid, Rivers of living waters flow
In thee, to quench our thirst. 2 This world's a weary land;
By sin a desart made; "Tis all around a burning strand;
Has no refreshing shade. 3 But thou’rt our mighty Rock ;
Thy shadow very great!
Where all thy weary pilgrim flock
Find a divine retreat. 4 Though once with sin oppress’d,
From which no part was free; Our grievances are now redress’d,
Dear, glorious Man, in thee. 5 In thee we now have found
Whate’er we lost, and more;
Than sin hath done before. 6 Thy praise be our employ;
Thy glories ever shine ;
Art thou, O Man Divine!
46. L. M.
Sacrifice. Isa. liii. 7, 8. 1 Cor. v. 7. 1 THE wonders, Lord, thy love has wrought,
Exceed our praise, surmount our thought ; Should I attempt the long detail
My speech would faint, my numbers fail. 2 No blood of beasts on altars spilt,
Can cleanse the souls of men from guilt ;
An all-sufficient Sacrifice.
To thy designs he bows his ears
And well performs a work so hard.
With love and duty in his eyes ;)
3 'Tis written in thy great decree,
'Tis in thy book foretold of me, I must fulfil the Saviour's part ;
And lo! thy law is in my heart. 6 I'll magnify thy holy law,
And rebels to obedience draw
Or to my crown above the sky.
8s. 7s. 45.
Close of Service.
1 LORD dismiss us with thy blessing,
Fill our hearts with joy and peace;
Triumph in redeeming grace. 0! refresh us, Travelling through this wilderness. 2 Thanks we give and adoration,
For thy gospel's joyful sound; May the fruits of thy salvation In our hearts and lives abound. May thy presence, With us evermore be found. 3 And whene'er the signal's given,
Us from earth to call away; Borne on angel's wings to heaven, Glad may we the call obey. May we ever, Reign with Christ in endless day.
48. S. M. Salvation, Righteousness and strength. Isa. xlix. 6; lix. 16,17;
xxvi. 4. Ps. lxxi. 15, 16. 1 The Lord on hign proclaims
His Godhead from his throne; * Mercy and justice are the names
By which I will be known. 2 Ye dying souls, that sit
In darkness and distress,
To my recovering grace.”
Their thankful tongues shall own
In thee, O Lord, alone.
And see their guilt forgiven;
And take the saints to heaven.
Trust in God. Ps. iv. 1 WHILE many cry, in Nature's night,
Ah! who will show the way to bliss ? Lord, lift on us thy saving light;
We seek no other guide than this. 2 Gladness thy sacred presence brings,
More than the joyful reaper knows; Or he who treads the grapes, and sings,
While with new wine his vat o'erflows.