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5 Blest are the men whose hearts are set
To find tbe way to Zion's gate ;
They lean upon their helper, God.
Till all shall meet in heav'n at length;
2. God and his Church; or, Grace and Glory. (L. M.)
The joy that from thy presence springs;
Exceeds a thousand days of mirth. 2 Might I enjoy the meanest place
Within thine house, O God of grace,
Should tempt my feet to leave thy door. 3 God is our sun, he makes our day:
God is our shield, he guards our way,
From foes without, and foes within. 4 All needful grace will God bestow,
And crown that grace with glory too;
No real good from upright souls.
The glorious hosts of heav'n obey;
3. Delight in Ordinances of Worship; or, God pre
sent in his Churches. (C. M.) 1 I MY
Y soul, how lovely is the place
To which thy God resorts !
Tho' in his earthly courts.
His saving pow'r displays,
With kind and quick’ning rays.
Descends and fills the place;
And sheds abroad his grace.
The secrets of thy will;
While far from thine abode :
My Saviour and my God?
And suffers no remove :
To dwell but where I love.
And hear thy gracious voice,
8 Lord, at thy threshold I would wait,
While Jesus is within ;
Or live in tents of sin.
And the more boundless sea,
I'd give them both away. 4. Longing for the House of God. (P. M.)
ORD of the worlds above,
How pleasant and how fair
To thine abode
With pleasure seeks a nest;
My spirit faints
Among thy saints.
Where God appoints to hear !
They praise thee still;
4 They go from strength to strength,
Thro this dark vale of tears,
O glorious seat,
Where God resorts,
Than shine in courts.
Our light and our defence;
He shall bestow
And glory too.
His hand no good withholds
pure and pious souls;
An Invitation to Worship. (C. M.)
And in his strength rejoice;
Exalted be our voice.
And psalms of honour sing ;
The whole creation's King !
How mean their natures seem ;
When once compar'd with him.
Lies in his spacious hand;
And where the hills must stand.
Come, kneel before his face ;
Be children of his grace!
New honours be addrest ;
And makes the nations blest.
His truth fulfils the grace;
name their trust, And learn his righteousness.