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Give us, for Thee long pining,
To eat till richly filled,
Our ev'ry wish is stilled.
Forth from the Saviour's heart,
A fount of love Thou art :
Our burning thirst assuage ;
Avails from age to age.
We Thee unseen adore ;
We take, and doubt no more:
On earth to live in Thee ;
Anon. (Latin, c. 17th Cent.) Tr. R. Palmer. 678
The voice that breath'd o'er Eden,
That earliest wedding day
It hath not pass'd away.
Of Christian man and maid,
The threefold grace is said.
To give away this bride,
Out of his own pierced side :
7s, 6s. 4 Be present, Son of Mary,
To join their loving hands,
In Thine eternal bands.
5 Be present, holiest Spirit,
To bless them as they kneel,
11s, 10s. O PERFECT Love, all human thought tran
scending, Lowly we kneel in pray'r before Thy
throne, That theirs may be the love which knows
no ending, Whom Thou forevermore dost join in
2 O perfect Life, be Thou their full assur
Of tender charity and steadfast faith, Of patient hope, and quiet, brave endur
ance, With childlike trust that fears nor pain
3 Grant them the joy which brightens earthly
sorrow; Grant them the peace which calms all
earthly strife, And to life's day the glorious unknown
That dawns upon eternal love and life.
Dorothy F. Bloomfield.
C.M. 81. LORD, who at Cana's wedding feast
Didst as a guest appear,
Vouchsafe Thy presence here ;
The marriage vow to be, Proclaiming it a type of love
Between the Church and Thee. 2 The holiest vow that man can make,
The golden thread in life,
That bindeth man and wife ;
No evil shall destroy,
And doubles every joy.
O Lord Thy blessing pour,
To love Thee more and more :
In purity and love,
A. Thrupp. Alt.
7s, 6s. 81.
O LOVE divine and golden,
Mysterious depth and height,
Looks up for life and light ;
The blesser and the blest,
The world lies down in rest.
2 O love divine and tender,
That through our homes dost move,
Of holy household love,
Were labor without rest,
Thy blessedness, are blest.
3 God bless these hands united ;
God bless these hearts made one !
May they through life go on,-
For the bright home above,
J. S. B. Monsell.
7s. 81. WATCHMAN, tell us of the night,
What its signs of promise are.
See that glory-beaming star.
Aught of joy or hope foretell ?
Promised day of Israel.
2 Watchman, tell us of the night;
Higher yet that star ascends.
Peace and truth, its course portends.
Gild the spot that gave them birth ? Traveler, ages are its own;
See, it bursts o’er all the earth.
3 Watchman, tell us of the night,
For the morning seems to dawn.
Doubt and terror are withdrawn.
Hie thee to thy quiet home.
J. BO ring.
78. 81. HARK! the song of jubilee,
Loud as mighty thunders roar;
When it breaks upon the shore.
God omnipotent shall reign ;'
Echo round the earth and main.
2 Alleluia ! hark, the sound,
From the centre to the skies,
All creation's harmonies.
Sheathed His sword ; He speaks ; 't is
Are the kingdoms of His Son.
3 He shall reign from pole to pole
With illimitable sway ;
Yonder heavens have passed away ;
Lin's last enemy shall fall :