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38. For a Blessing on the Word. (P. M.)

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Thy blessing, Lord, bestow;
The power is thine alone,

To make it spring and grow:
Do thou the gracious harvest raise,
And thou alone shalt have the praise,

39. After Sermon. (P. M.)
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!
3 To that dear Redeemer's praise,

Who the cov'nant seal'd with blood,
Let our hearts and voices raise

Loud thanksgivings to our God.

40. The same. (P. M.)
1 HASTEN, sinner, to be wise,

Stay not for the morrow's sun :
The longer, wisdom you despise,

Harder is she to be won.

2 Hasten, mercy to implore;

Stay not for the morrow's sun: Lest thy season should be o'er,

Ere this evening's stage be run. 3 Hasten, sinper, to return,

Stay not for the morrow's sun; Lest thy lamp should fail to burn,

Ere salvation's work is done. 4 Hasten, sinner, to be blest;

Stay not for the morrow's sun; Lest perdition thee arrest,

Ere the morrow is begun.

LORD'S DAY. 41. For a Lord's Day Morning. (S. M.)

B!
EHOLD the lofty sky

Declares its Maker Go
And all his starry works on high

Proclaim his pow'r abroad,
2 The darkness and the light

Still keep their course the same; While night to day, and day to night,

Divinely teach his name. 3 In ev'ry diff'rent land

Their gen’ral voice is known ; They shew the wonders of his hand,

And orders of his throne.
4 Ye British lands, rejoice;

Here he reveals his word:
We are not left to Nature's voice,

To bid us know the Lord.

5 His statutes and commands

Are set before our eyes:
He puts his gospel in our hands,

Where our salvation lies.
6 His laws are just and pure,

His truth without deceit;
His promises for ever sure,

And his rewards are great.
7 While of thy works I sing,

Thy glory to proclaim,
Accept the praise, my God, my King,

In my Redeemer's name.

42. For a Lord's Day Morning (S. M.)
1

BE
EHOLD the morning sun

Begins his glorious way;
His beams thro' 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!
For ever sure thy promise, Lord,-

And men securely trust.
4 My gracious God, how plain

Are thy directions giv'n!
O may I never read in vain,

But find the path to heav'n.

1

1 EAR

43. The Morning of a Lord's Day. (C.M.)

ARLY, my God, without delay,

I haste to seek thy face:
My thirsty spirit faints away,

Without thy cheering grace.
2 So pilgrims on the scorching sand,

Beneatli a burning sky,
Long for a cooling stream at hand,

And they must drink or die.
3 I've seen thy glory and thy pow'r,

Thro' all thy temple shine;
My God, repeat that heav'nly hour,

That vision so divine !
4 Not all the blessings of a feast

Can please my soul so well,
As when thy richer grace I taste,

And in thy presence dwell.
5 Not life itself, with all her joys,

Can my best passions move,
Or raise so high my cheerful voice,

As thy forgiving love.
6 Thus, till my last expiring day,

I'll bless my God and King ;
Thus will I lift my hands to pray,

And tune my lips to sing.
44. For the Lord's Day. (L. M.)
1
SW

WEET is the work, my God, my King,

To praise thy name, give thanks, and sing ; To shew thy love by morning light, And talk of all thy truth at night.

2 Sweet is the day of sacred rest,
No mortal care shall seize my breast;

; O may my heart in tune be found,

Like David's harp, of solemn sound ! 3 My heart shall triumph in my Lord,

And bless his works, and bless his word: Thy works of grace, how bright they shine!

How deep thy counsels! how divine ! 4 And I shall share a glorious part,

When grace hath well refind my heart,
And fresh supplies of joy are shed,
Like holy oil, to cheer my

head. 5 Sin (my worst enemy before)

Shall vex my eyes and ears nom ore:
My inward foes shall all be slain,

Nor Satan break my peace again.
6 Then shall I see, and hear, and know,

All I desir'd or wish'd below:
And ev'ry pow'r find sweet employ
In that eternal world of joy.

45.

The same. (C. M.) 1 THIS THIS is the day the Lord hath made,

He calls the hours his own;
Let heav'n rejoice, let earth be glad,

And praise surround the throne.
2 To-day he 'rose and left the dead,

And Satan's empire fell ;
To-day the saints his triumphs spread,

And all his wonders tell.

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