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Strong in the Lord of Hosts,
And in his mighty power;
Is more than conqueror.
With all his strength endued ;
The panoply of God.
And all your conflicts past,
And stand entire at last.
In close and firm array; Legions of wily fiends oppose,
Throughout the evil day:
Oppose their vain design,
Of righteousness divine.
No weakness of the soul; Take every virtue, every grace,
And fortify the whole :
To battle all proceed;
That was in Christ your Head.
SABBATH AND WORSHIP.
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;
On this sweet day of sacred rest.
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;
On all that now shall meet.
To hear the Saviour's voice:
Now make our hearts rejoice. 3 Teach us to pray, and praise, and hear,
And understand thy word;
And trust our living Lord. 320
7s & 4s.
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.
Now cease from sin,
4 Then, when thou com’st to judgment,
On flying clouds descending,
May we rejoice,
The solid earth is rending. 321
LORD, we come before thee now;
Shall we seek thee, Lord, in vain ? 2 Lord, on thee our souls depend;
In compassion now descend;
grace; Tune our lips to sing thy praise.
6s & 4s. 322
Answer to Prayer supplicated.
Thy radiant throne.
My worship own.
Thy law demands:
My High Priest stands.
Saviour! to thee for rest,
My spirit flies:
My help arise.
Triumph is mine:
every tongue confess,
C. M. 323
Prayer for Sincerity in Worship.
And our CONFESSIONS pour,
And hate what we deplore. 2 When we disclose our wants in PRAYER,
May we our wills resign;
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.