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2 Teach us in life and death to bless
The Lord, our strength and righteousness;
And grant us all to meet above,
Then shall we better sing thy love.

717. S. M.

The Saviour.


1 JESUS, my truth, my way,
My sure, unerring light,
On thee my feeble soul I stay,
Which thou wilt lead aright.


2 My wisdom and my guide,
My counsellor thou art;
O, never let me leave thy side,
Or from thy paths depart!

C. M.

The Light of the World.

1 ON us the Sun of Righteousness
Its brightest beams hath poured;
With grateful hearts and holy zeal,
Lord, be thy love adored;


2 And let us look with joyful hope
To that more glorious day,
Before whose brightness, sin and death,
And grief shall flee away.


719. S. M.


1 THE traveller, lost in night,
Breathes many a longing sigh,
And marks the welcome dawn of light,
With rapture in his eye.

720. 7s. M.

2 Thus sweet the dawn of day
Which weary sinners find,
When mercy, with reviving ray,
Beams o'er the fainting mind.



Closing Thanksgiving.

1 THANKS for mercies past, receive;
Pardon of our sins renew;
Teach us, henceforth, how to live
With eternity in view.


2 Bless thy word to young and old; Grant us, Lord, thy peace and love And, when life's short tale is told, Take us to thy home above.

H. M.

For a Blessing.

1 TO THEE Our wants are known, From thee are all our powers: Accept what is thine own,


And pardon what is ours: Our praises, Lord, and prayers receive, And to thy word a blessing give.

2 O, grant that each of us Now met before thee here, May meet together thus,

When thou and thine appear:
To thy blest presence may we come,
And dwell in an eternal home.

722. 8 & 7s. M. ADAMS.
Close of Worship.

1 PART in peace! with deep thanksgiving,
Rendering, as we homeward tread,
Gracious service to the living,
Tranquil memory to the dead.

2 Part in peace! such are the praises God, our Maker, loveth best; Such the worship that upraises

Human hearts to heavenly rest.

723. 8 & 7s. M. ANON.
Prayer for Guidance.

1 LEAD US, Heavenly Father, lead us
O'er the world's tempestuous sea;
Guard us, guide us, keep us, feed us,
For we have no help but thee;
Still possessing every blessing,
If our God our Father be.

2 Spirit of our God, descending,

Fill our hearts with heavenly joy,
Love with kind affections blending,

Pleasures time can never cloy; Thus provided, pardoned, guided, Nothing shall our peace destroy.

724. 8 & 7s. M.

Close of Divine Service.

1 WHAT of truth we have been hearing,
Fix, O Lord, in every heart;
In the day of thy appearing,
May we share thy people's part.

2 Truth! how sacred is the treasure! Teach us, Lord, its worth to know; Vain the hope, and short the pleasure,

Which from other sources flow.

3 Till we leave this world forever,

May we live beneath thine eye;
This our aim, our sole endeavor,
Thine to live, and thine to die.

725. 78. M.


Prayer for a Blessing.

1 GLORIOUS in thy saints appear;
Plant thy heavenly kingdom here;
Light and life to all impart;
Shine on each believing heart;-

2 And, in every grace complete,

Make us, Lord, for glory meet;
Till we stand before thy sight,
Partners with the saints in light.




Seven Syllable Metre.

ALL who vital breath enjoy,
In God's praise that breath employ,
And in one great chorus join;
Praise, O praise the name divine.

VI. Ten Syllable Metre.

BURST into praise, my soul! all nature join!
Angels and men in harmony combine;
While human years are measured by the sun,
And while eternity its course shall run.

VII. Eleven Syllable Metre.

COME, let us adore Him, come, bow at his feet;
O give him the glory, the praise that is meet;
Let joyful hosannas unceasing arise,
And join the full chorus that gladdens the skies.

It was thought unnecessary to give Doxologies in any other than the above simple metres. An easy transition may be made from other metres into one of these. The Long Metre Doxology may be sung with a hymn in Long Metre Six Lines; the Seven Syllable Metre Doxology may be sung with a hymn in Eight and Seven Syllable Metre; and so on, according to the taste and discretion of the Minister or Choir.



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