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He will send down his heavenly powers,

To carry us above.
6 There shall we see his face,

And never, never sin ;
There, from the rivers of his

Drink endless pleasures in.
7 Yes, and before we rise

To that immortal state,
The thoughts of such amazing bliss

Should constant joys create. 8

The men of grace have found

Glory begun below;
Celestial fruits, on earthly ground,

From faith and hope may grow. 9 The hill of Zion yields

A thousand sacred sweets,
Before we reach the heavenly fields,

Or walk the golden streets. 10 Then let our songs abound,

And every tear be dry; We're marching through Immanuel's ground To fairer worlds on high.

Watts. 17 Worthy the Lamb.

6.4. 1

Let heaven and earth reply-
“Praise ye his name;"
His love and grace adore,
Who all our sorrows bore :
Sing loud for evermore-

Worthy the Lamb."
2 They who surround the throne

Join cheerfully in one,

Praising his name;
We who have felt his blood
Sealing our peace with God,

through the earth abroad

"Worthy the Lamb.? 3 Join, all ye ransomed race, Jesus our Lord to bless; Praise ye his name ;


S. M.

In him we will rejoice,
Making a joyful noise,
Shouting with heart and voice-

“Worthy the Lamb.”
4 Soon must we change our place,
Yet will we never cease

Praising his name :
Still will we tribute bring,
Hail him our gracious King,
And through all ages sing-

Worthy the Lamb.” 18

The Song of the Redeemed. 1 A WAKE, and sing the song

; Wake, every

heart and every tongue,
To praise the Saviour's name.
2 Sing of his dying love;

Sing of his rising power :
Sing how he intercedes above

For those whose sins he bore. 3 Sing till we feel the heart

Ascending with the tongue;
Sing till the love of sin depart,

And grace inspire the song. 4 Sing on your heavenly way,

Ye ransomed sinners, sing ;
Sing on, rejoicing every day

In Christ, th’ eternal King. 5 Soon shall we hear him say

6. Ye blessed children, come;" Soon will he call us hence away,

And take his wand'rers home. 6 Soon shall our raptured tongue

His endless praise proclaim;
And sweeter voices tune the song

Of Moses and the Lamb. Hammond. 19 Exhortation to Praise.

S, M. 1 STAND up and bless the Lord,

Ye people of his choice;
Stand up and bless the Lord your God,

With heart and soul and voice.

2 Oh for the living flame

From his own altar brought,
To touch our lips, our souls inspire,

And wing to heaven our thought. 3 God is our strength and song,

And his salvation ours;
Then be his love in Christ proclaimed

With all our ransomed powers. 4 Stand up and bless the Lord,

The Lord your God adore ;
Stand up and bless his glorious name,

Henceforth, for evermore. Montgomery. 20 Praise to the Saviour.

5. 6. 1 YE seuraMaster proclaim,

And publish abroad

His wonderful name;
The name all victorious

Of Jesus extol ;
His kingdom is glorious,

And rules over all.
2 God ruleth on high,

Almighty to save;
And still he is nigh,

His presence we have;
The great congregation

His triumph shall sing,
Ascribing salvation

To Jesus our King.
3 Salvation to God

Who sits on the throne;
Let all cry aloud

And honor the Son;
Immanuel's praises

The angels proclaim;
Fall down on their faces

And worship the Lamb.
4 Then let us adore,

And give him his right-
All glory and power,
And wisdom and might;

All honor and blessing,

With angels above,
And thanks never ceasing,

And infinite love. 21 Retirement.

C.M. 1 F

AR from the world, O Lord, I flee, From scenes where Satan wages still

His most successful war. 2 The calm retreat, the silent shade, With prayer

and praise agree; And seem by thy sweet bounty made

For those who follow thee.
3 Then, if thy Spirit touch the soul,

And grace her mean abode,
Oh, with what peace and joy and love

She there communes with God!
4 There, like the nightingale, she pours

Her solitary lays;
Nor asks a witness of her song,

Nor thirsts for human praise.
5 Author and guardian of my life,

Sweet source of light divine,
And-all harmonious names in one-

My Saviour, thou art mine.
6 What thanks I owe thee, and what love!

A boundless, endless store
Shall echo through the realms above,
When time shall be no more.

Cowper 22 Retirement and Meditation.

ETURN, my roving heart, return,

L. M

1 more:

Seek out some solitude to mourn,

And thy forsaken God implore.
2 O) thou great God, whose piercing eye

Distinctly marks each deep recess,
In these sequestered hours draw nigh,

And with thy presence fill the place. 3 Through all the windings of my heart,

My search let heavenly wisdom guide;

And still its radiant beams impart,

Till all be cleansed and purified. 4 Then, with the visits of thy love,

Vouchsafe my inmost soul to cheer;
Till every grace

shall join to prove
That God has fixed his dwelling there.

Doddridge. 23

Prayer for the Divine Presence. L. M. 1 VAR from my thoughts, vain world, begone;

Let my religious hours alone; Fain would my eyes my Saviour see ;

I wait a visit, Lord, from thee.
2 Oh warm my heart with holy fire,

And kindle there a pure desire :
Come, blessed Jesus, from above,

And fill my soul with heavenly love. 3 Hail, great Immanuel, all divine!

In thee the Father's glories shine ;
Thou brightest, dearest, fairest one
That eyes have
seen, or angels known.

Watts. 24 Delight in God.

C. M. 1 WHILE thee I seek, protecting Power,

vain And may this consecrated hour

With better hopes be filled. 2 Thy love the power of thought bestowed ;

To thee my thoughts would soar ; Thy mercy o'er my life has flowed;

That mercy I adore.
3 In each event of life, how clear

Thy ruling hand I see!
Each blessing to my soul most dear,

Because conferred by thee.
4 In every joy that crowns my days,

In every pain I bear,
My heart shall find delight in praise,

Or seek relief in prayer.
5 When gladness wings my favored hour,

Thy love my thoughts shall fill; Resigned, when storms of sorrow lower,

My soul shall meet thy will.

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