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134. C. M. The times of refreshing. Isa. xxv. 6. Exod. xxxi. 17. Isa. xi. 9. 1 ON Zion, his most holy mount,

God will a feast prepare;
And Israel's sons, and Gentile lands,

Shall in the banquet share.
2 Marrow and fatness are the food

His bounteous hand bestows :
Wine on the lees, and well refin'd,

In rich abundance flows. 3 See, to the vilest of the vile

A free acceptance given !
See rebels, by adopting grace,

Sit with the heirs of heaven.
4 The pain'd, the sick, the dying, now

To ease and health restor'd,

eager appetites partake
The plenties of the board.
5 But 0, what draughts of bliss unknown,

What dainties shall be given,
When, with the myriads round the throne,

We join the feast of heaven! 6 There joys immeasurably high

Shall overflow the soul,
And springs of life, that never dry,

In countless channels roll.


L. M. The great Jubilee. Numb. x. 10. Isa. xxvii. 13. 1 Cor. xv. 23. 1 LOUD let the tuneful trumpet sound, And spread the joyful tidings round: Let every soul with transport hear, And hail the Lord's accepted year.

2 Ye debtors, whom he gives to know,

That you ten thousand talents owe,
When humbled at his feet you fall,

Your gracious God forgives them all.
3 Slaves, that have borne the heavy chain

Of sin and hell's tyrannic reign,
To liberty assert your claim,

urge the great Redeemer's name. 4 The rich inheritance of heaven,

Your joy, your boast, is freely given;
Fair Salem your arrival waits,

With golden streets and pearly gates. 5 Her blest inhabitants no more

Bondage and poverty deplore;
No debt, but love immensely great,

The joy still rises with the debt.
6 O happy souls, that know the sound !

Celestial light their steps surround,
And shew the jubilee begun,
Which through eternal years shall run.


L. M. Ordination of a Minister. Psa. lxxii. 1 FATHER of mercies ! in thy house,

We pay our homage and our vows;
While with a grateful heart we share

These pledges of our Saviour's care,
2 The Saviour, when to heaven he rose,

In splendid triumph o'er his foes,
Scatter'd his gifts on men below,
And wide his royal bounties flow.

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3 Hence sprang th' apostle's honour'd name,

Sacred beyond heroic fame;
Hence dictates the prophetic sage,

And hence the evangelic page.
4 In lower forms, to bless our eyes,

Pastors from hence, and teachers, rise;
Who, though with feebler rays they shine,

Still mark a long extended line.
5 So shall the bright succession run,

Through all the courses of the sun;
Whilst unborn churches, by their care,

Shall rise and flourish large and fair,
6 Jesus, our Lord, their hearts shall know,

The spring whence all these blessings flow;
Pastors and people shout his praise,
Through the long round of endless days.


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God glorified for his power and goodness. Psa. xxix.

GIVE glory to God in the highest ; give praise,

Ye noble, ye mighty, with joyful accord; All-wise are his counsels, all-perfect his ways; In the beauty of holiness worship the Lord.

2 The voice of the Lord on the ocean is known,

The God of eternity thundereth abroad; The voice of the Lord, from the depth of his throne, Is terror and power ;-all nature is awed.

3 At the voice of the Lord the cedars are bow'd,

And towers from their base into ruin are hurld; The voice of the Lord, from the dark bosom'd cloud,

Dissevers the lightning in flames o'er the world.

The voice of the Lord through the calm of the wood,

Awakens its echoes, strikes light through its caves, The Lord sitteth King on the turbulent flood; The winds are bis servants, his servants the waves.

5 The Lord is the strength of his people; the Lord

Gives health to his people, and peace evermore; Then throng to his temple, his glory record,

But, O! when He speaketh, in silence adore.


L. M. Blessed in Him with all spiritual blessings. Eph. i. 3. Psa.

lxxii. 17.
1 WHAT blessings in the Lamb abound !

To all who know the joyful sound;
Thy countenance, O Lord, shall shine

On them with brightness all divine.
2 The grievances which them oppress’d,

In Jesus now they see redress d ;
This mercy we thy children-prove,

And bless thy grace, thou God of love. 3 Infinite Wisdom ! all our days

Will we admire thy pleasant ways;
Thy paths are peace, we'll run and bless
The Lord our life and righteousness.


L. M.
God's Omniscience and Omnipresence.
1 FATHER of all! omniscient Mind !

Thy wisdom who can comprehend ?
Its highest point what eye can find,
Or to its lowest depths descend?

2 What cavern deep, what hill sublime,

Beyond thy reach, shall I pursue ?
What dark recess, what distant clime,

Shall hide me from thy boundless view ? 3 If up to heaven's ethereal height,

Thy prospect to elude, I rise;
In splendor there, supremely bright,

Thy presence shall my sight surprise. 4 Thee, mighty God! my wondering soul,

Thee, all her conscious powers adore; Whose being circumscribes the whole,

Whose eyes the universe explore. 5 Thine essence fills this breathing frame,

It glows in every vital part;
Lights up our souls with livelier flame,
And feeds with life each beating heart.
6 To Thee, from whom our being came,

Whose smile is all the heaven we know,
Inspir'd with this exalted theme,
To Thee our grateful strains shall flow.

140. L. M.

Public Worship. Psa. lxv. 1 FOR thee, O God, our constant praise

In Zion waits, thy chosen seat;
Our promis'd altars there we'll raise,

And all our zealous vows complete. 2 0 thou, who to our humble prayer

Didst always bend thy listning ear,
To thee shall all mankind repair,

And at thy gracious throne appear.

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