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Strong in the Lord of Hosts,

And in his mighty power;
He, who in his Redeemer trusts,

Is more than conqueror.
2 Stand, then, in his great might,

With all his strength endued ;
Take ye, to arm you for the fight,

The panoply of God.
Then, when your work is done,

And all your conflicts past,
Ye shall o'ercome, through Christ alone,

And stand entire at last.
3 Stand, then, against your foes,

In close and firm array; Legions of wily fiends oppose,

Throughout the evil day:
But meet the sons of night,

Oppose their vain design,
Armed in the arms of heavenly light,

Of righteousness divine.
4 Leave no unguarded place,

No weakness of the soul; Take every virtue, every grace,

And fortify the whole :
Ever together joined,

To battle all proceed;
Arm ye yourselves with all the mind

That was in Christ your Head.



L. M.
The Sabbath welcomed.

MY opening eyes with rapture see

The dawn of thy returning day; My thoughts, O God, ascend to thee,

While thus my early vows I pay. 2 I yield my heart to thee alone,

Nor would receive another gues Eternal King! erect thy throne,

And reign sole monarch in my breast. 3 Oh bid this trifling world retire,

And drive each carnal thought away; Nor let me feel one vain desire

One sinful thought--through all the day. 4 Then, to thy courts when I repair,

My soul shall rise on joyful wing, The wonders of thy love declare, And join the strains which angels sing.

L. M. 318

Preparation for the Duties of the Sabbath implored. COME, dearest Lord, and bless this day, Come, bear our thoughts from earth away: Now let our noblest passions rise

With ardor to their native skies. 2 Come, Holy Spirit, all divine,

With rays of light upon us shine;
And let our waiting souls be blest,

On this sweet day of sacred rest.
3 Then, when our Sabbaths here are o'er,

And we arrive on Canaan's shore,

With all the ransomed, we shall spend A Sabbath which shall never end.

C. M. 319

Prayer for a Blessing on public Worship. IN thy great name, O Lord, we come,

To worship at thy feet;
Oh pour thy Holy Spirit down

On all that now shall meet.
2 We come to hear Jehovah speak,

To hear the Saviour's voice:
Thy face and favor, Lord, we seek;

Now make our hearts rejoice. 3 Teach us to pray, and praise, and hear,

And understand thy word;
To feel thy blissful presence near,

And trust our living Lord. 320

7s & 4s.
COME, O thou mighty Saviour,
We look for thine appearing;

Descend we pray,

Thy love display,

Our waiting spirits cheering. 2 Come, clothed with glorious power;

Let all thy saints adore thee,

And let thy word,

The Spirit's sword,

Subdue thy foes before thee.
3 May every heart with gladness,
Thine offered grace receiving,

Now cease from sin,
And pure within,
Have peace, in thee believing.


4 Then, when thou com’st to judgment,

On flying clouds descending,

May we rejoice,
When, at thy voice,

The solid earth is rending. 321

LORD, we come before thee now;
At thy feet we humbly bow;
Oh do not our suit disdain !

Shall we seek thee, Lord, in vain ? 2 Lord, on thee our souls depend;

In compassion now descend;
Fill our hearts with thy rich

grace; Tune our lips to sing thy praise.

6s & 4s. 322

Answer to Prayer supplicated.
ETERNAL God of love!
Thou hast in light above,

Thy radiant throne.
As low before thee

In penitence I bow,
My humble prayer allow,

My worship own.
2 No gift to thee I bring ;
Of me no offering

Thy law demands:
Jesus, one victim given,
The vail forever riven-
Now entered into heaven,

My High Priest stands.
3 With guilt and fear distressed,

Saviour! to thee for rest,

My spirit flies:
Smile thou, and cheer my soul;
Let grace my sins control;
When round me billows roll,

My help arise.
4 If thy right hand sustain,
My foes may rage in vain;

Triumph is mine:
Onward my soul shall press,
Strong in thy righteousness,

every tongue confess,
The glory thine.

C. M. 323

Prayer for Sincerity in Worship.
LORD! when we bend before thy throne,

And our CONFESSIONS pour,
Oh may we feel the sins we own,

And hate what we deplore. 2 When we disclose our wants in PRAYER,

May we our wills resign;
And not a thought our bosom share,

Which is not wholly thine. 3 And when with heart and voice we strive

Our grateful hymns to raise, Let love divine within us live,

And fill our souls with PRAISE.

L. M. 324

Christ ever present in his Churches. 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.

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