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4 Be in our midst; let faith rejoice
Our risen Lord to view,

And make our spirits hear thy voice
Say, "Peace be unto you."

5 And while with thee in social hours
We commune through thy word,
May our hearts burn, and all our powers
Confess, "It is the Lord."

29. C. M.


After Divine Service.

1 AGAIN our ears have heard the voice
At which the dead shall live;
O may the sound our hearts rejoice,
And strength immortal give!

2 And have we heard the word with joy? And have we felt its power?

To keep it be our blest employ,
Till life's extremest hour.


C. M.


The Good Seed. After Sermon.

1 ALMIGHTY God, thy word is cast
Like seed into the ground;
Now let the dew of heaven descend,
And righteous fruits abound.

2 Let not the foe of Christ and man
This holy seed remove;

But give it root in every heart,
To bring forth fruits of love.

3 Let not the world's deceitful cares
The rising plant destroy;
But let it yield, a hundred fold,
The fruits of peace and joy.

4 Nor let thy word, so kindly sent
To raise us to thy throne,
Return to thee, and sadly tell
That we reject thy Son.

5 Oft as the precious seed is sown,
Thy quickening grace bestow;
That all whose souls the truth receive,
Its saving power may know.


8 & 7s. M.


Before or after Sermon.

1 LORD of nature, source of light, View in love thy world below; Guide our erring footsteps right,

Through these scenes of guilt and woe.

2 Grant thy Spirit! By thy kindness
Let our errors be forgiven;

Heal our sins; dispel our blindness;
Then, conduct us safe to heaven.


7s. M.


Hymn of Benediction.

1 Now may he who from the dead
Brought the shepherd of the sheep,
Jesus Christ, our king and head,
All our souls in safety keep.

2 May he teach us to fulfil
What is pleasing in his sight;
. Perfect us in all his will,
And preserve us day and night.

33. 8 & 7s. M.

Hymn of Dismission.


1 LORD, dismiss us with thy blessing,
Hope and comfort from above;
Let us each, thy peace possessing,
Triumph in redeeming love.

2 Thanks we give, and adoration,
For thy gospel's joyful sound;
May the fruits of thy salvation
In our hearts and lives abound.


8 & 7s. M. J. NEWTON. Benediction.

1 MAY the grace of Christ our Saviour, And the Father's boundless love, With the holy Spirit's favor,

Rest upon us from above.

2 Thus may we abide in union
With each other and the Lord,
And possess, in sweet communion,
Joys which earth cannot afford.



35. L. M.



1 AWAKE, my soul, and with the sun
Thy daily stage of duty run;
Shake off dull sloth, and joyful rise
To pay thy morning sacrifice.

2 Thy precious time misspent, redeem;
Each present day, thy last esteem;
Improve thy talent with due care;
For the great day thyself prepare.

3 In conversation be sincere ;

Keep conscience, as the noontide, clear;
Think how the all-seeing God, thy ways
And all thy secret thoughts surveys.

4 Lord, I my vows to thee renew;
Scatter my sins like morning dew;
Guard my first springs of thought and will,
And with thyself my spirit fill.

5 Direct, control, suggest, this day,
All I design, or do, or say;

That all my powers, with all their might, In thy sole glory may unite.


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Excellence of God's Word. Morning. Ps. 19.

1 BEHOLD, the morning sun

Begins his glorious way!

His beams through all the nations run,
And life and light convey.

2 But where the gospel comes,

It spreads diviner light;

It calls dead sinners from their tombs,
And gives the blind their sight.

3 How perfect is thy word!
And all thy judgments just!
Forever sure thy promise, Lord,
And men securely trust.

4 My gracious God, how plain
Are thy directions given!
I never read in vain,
But find the path to heaven.

O may

5 I hear thy word with love,
And I would fain obey;

Send thy good Spirit from above,
To guide me, lest I stray.

6 While with my heart and tongue
I spread thy praise abroad,
Accept the worship and the song,
My Saviour and my God.


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