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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.
3 Not many years their round shall run,

Not many mornings rise,
Ere all its glories stand reveald

To our admiring eyes.
4 Ye wheels of nature speed your course;

Ye mortal powers decay?
Fast as ye bring the night of death,

Ye bring eternal day.

43. S. M.

The living Sacrifice. 1 AND will th' eternal King

So mean a gift reward?
That off’ring, Lord ! with joy we bring,

Which thy own hand prepar’d. 2 We own thy various claim,

And to thine altar move,
The willing victims of thy grace,

And bound with cords of love. 3 Descend, celestial fire!

The sacrifice inflame!
So shall a grateful odour rise

Through our Redeemer's name.

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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.
2 When, from the dust of death, I rise

To claim my mansion in the skies;
E’en then shall this be all my plea,

“Jesus hath liv'd, hath died for me.” 3 Thus Abraham the friend of God,

Thus all the armies bought with blood,
Saviour of sinners thee proclaim ;

Sinners, of whom the chief I am.
4 This spotless robe the same appears

When ruin'd nature sinks in years :
No age can change its glorious hue,

of Christ is ever new.
5 O let the dead now hear thy voice,

Now bid thy banish'd ones rejoice!
Their beauty this, their glorious dress,
Jesus the Lord, our righteousness.

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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;
We see thy grace much more abound,

Than sin hath done before. 6 Thy praise be our employ;

Thy glories ever shine ;
All our salvation, hope and joy,

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 ;
But thou hast set before our eyes

An all-sufficient Sacrifice.
3 Lo! thine eternal Son appears,

To thy designs he bows his ears
Assumes a body well prepar'd,

And well performs a work so hard.
4 “Behold I come! (the Saviour cries,

With love and duty in his eyes ;)
I come to bear the heavy load
Of sins, and do thy will, my God.

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
When on my cross I'm lifted high,

Or to my crown above the sky.
7 The spirit shall descend and show
What thou hast done, and what I do;
The wond'ring world shall learn thy grace,
Thy wisdom and thy righteousness.”


P. M.

8s. 7s. 45.

Close of Service.

1 LORD dismiss us with thy blessing,

Fill our hearts with joy and peace;
Let us each, thy love possessing,

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,
Look from the borders of the pit

To my recovering grace.”
3 Sinners shall hear the sound;

Their thankful tongues shall own
Our righteousness and strength is found

In thee, O Lord, alone.
4 In thee shall Israel trust,

And see their guilt forgiven;
God will pronounce the sinners just,

And take the saints to heaven.

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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.

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