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4 Oh send us not away unblessed,
For on thy gracious word we rest;
Helpless and hopeless but in thee. C. (original) 7 The Praises of Heaven.
C.M. 1 COME, Lord, and warm each languid heart,
Inspire each lifeless tongue; And let the joys of heaven impart
Their influence to our song. 2 The saints, from sin for ever free,
There mourn its power no more ; But, clothed in spotless purity,
Redeeming love adore.
Join in immortal songs;
Employ their tuneful tongues.
Our feeble notes inspire ;
Mrs. Steele. 8
Invocation of the Saviour.
Our humble strains attend;
Low at thy feet we bend.
And all thy sufferings trace, What sweetly awful scenes appear!
What rich, unbounded grace!
With warm devotion rise!
Mount upward to the skies!
In us the heavenly flame;
Our hearts adore thy name.
And fill thy dwellings here,
Till life and love and joy divine
Mrs. Steele. 9 Spiritual Strength implored.
L. M. COME, gracious Lord, descend and dwell
By faith and love in every breast; Then shall we know and taste and feel
The joys that cannot be expressed. 2 Come, fill our hearts with inward strength,
Make our enlarged souls possess, And learn the height and breadth and length
Of thine unmeasurable grace.
More than our thoughts or wishes know,
Watts. 10 The Presence of the Saviour.
L. M. 1 JESUS, where'er thy people meet,
There they behold thy mercy-seat ; Where'er they seek thee, thou art found ;
And every place is hallowed ground. 2 Dear Shepherd of thy chosen few,
Thy former mercies here renew ;.
The sweetness of thy saving name. 3 Here may we prove
our faint desires to rise To things unseen beyond the skies. 4 Lord, we are few, but thou art near,
Nor short thine arm, nor deaf thine ear ; Oh rend the heavens this favored hour Let thousands feel thy saving power. Cowper. 11 Sincerity.
LORD, when we bend before thy throne,
And hate what we deplore.
True penitence impart;
And let a healing ray from thee
Beam hope on every heart. 3 When our responsive tongues essay
Their grateful songs to raise, Grant that our souls may join the lay,
And rise to thee in praise.
May we our wills resign;
And waft it to the skies ;
That grants it, or denies.
78. 1 SAFE AFELY through another week
God has brought us on our way ;
Waiting in his courts to-day;
Emblem of eternal rest.
Through the dear Redeemer's name ;
Take away our sin and shame;
May we rest this day in thee.
Let us feel thy presence near :
While we in thy house appear :
Of our everlasting feast.
Conquer sinners, comfort saints,
Bring relief from all complaints :
& M. 1 HW charming is the place Unvails the beauties of his face,
And sheds his love abroad! 2 Not the fair palaces
To which the great resort,
Where Jesus holds his court. 3 Here on the mercy-seat,
With radiant glory crowned, Our joyful eyes behold him sit,
And smile on all around. 4 To him their prayers and cries
Each humble soul presents; He listens to their broken sighs,
And grants them all their wants. 5 Give me, O Lord, a place
Within thy bless'd abode, Among the children of thy grace, The servants of my God.
Stennett. 14 Prayer and Vow. Gen. xxviii. 19-21. C. M. 10 GOD of Bethel, by whose hand Thou through this weary pilgrimage
Hast all our fathers led. 2 Our vows, our prayers we now present
Before thy throne of grace ; God of our fathers, be the God
Of their succeeding race. 3 Through each perplexing path of life
Our wandering footsteps guide; Give us each day our daily bread,
And raiment fit provide. 4 Oh spread thy covering wings around,
Till all our wanderings cease, And at our Father's loved abode
Our souls arrive in peace. 5 Such blessings from thy gracious hand Our humble
prayers implore; And thou shalt be our chosen God And portion evermore.
A hearty welcome here receive;
The joys which only he can give. 2 May he by whose kind care we meet,
Send his good Spirit from above, Make our communications sweet,
And cause our hearts to burn with love. 3 Forgotten be each worldly theme,
When Christians see each other thus; We only wish to speak of him
Who lived, and died, and reigns for us. 4 We'll talk of all he did and said
And suffered for us here below; The path he marked for us to tread,
And what he's doing for us now. 5 Thus, as the moments pass away,
We 'll love and wonder and adore, And hasten on the glorious day
When we shall meet to part no more. Newton. 16
Heavenly Joy on Earth. 1 COME, we who love the Lord,
be Join in a song, with sweet accord,
And thus surround the throne. 2 The sorrows of the mind
Be banished from the place; Religion never was designed
To make our pleasures less. 3 Let those refuse to sing,
Who never knew our God; But children of the heavenly King
May speak their joys abroad. 4 The God who rules on high,
And thunders when he please, Who rides upon the stormy sky,
And manages the seas :5 This awful God is ours,
Our Father and our love ;
S. M. VE