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3d P. M. 4 6s & 2 8s. Praises to our Prophet, Priest, and K’ing.

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That ever mortals knew,

Or angels ever bore:
All are too mean to speak his worth,-
Too mean to set the Saviour forth.
2 Great Prophet of our God,

Our tongues shall bless thy Name;
By thee the joyful news

Of our salvation came,-
The joyful news of sins forgiven,
Of hell subdued, and peace with heaven.
3 Jesus, our great High Priest,

Has shed his blood and died;
The guilty conscience needs

No sacrifice beside :
His precious blood did once atone,
And now it pleads before the throne.
4 0 thou almighty Lord,

Our Conqueror and King,
Thy sceptre and thy sword,

Thy reigning grace, we sing :
Thine is the power; behold we sit
In willing bonds beneath thy feet.
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9th P. M. 87, 87, 87, 87.

Our Paschal Lamb.
AIL, thou once despised Jesus !

Hail, thou Galilean King!
Thou didst suffer to release us;

Thou didst free salvation bring. Hail, thou agonizing Saviour,

Bearer of our sin and shame! By thy merits we find favour;

Life is given through thy name.

HAHI

2 Paschal Lamb, by God appointed,

All our sins on thee were laid : By almighty love anointed,

Thou hast full atonement made. All thy people are forgiven,

Through the virtue of thy blood; Open'd is the gate of heaven;

Peace is made 'twixt man and God.

3 Jesus, hail! enthroned in glory,

There forever to abide;
All the heavenly hosts adore thee,

Seated at thy Father's side:
There for sinners thou art pleading;

There thou dost our place prepare: Ever for us interceding,

Till in glory we appear. 4 Worship, honour, power, and blessing,

Thou art worthy to receive; Loudest praises, without ceasing,

Meet it is for us to give. Help, ye bright angelic spirits ;

Bring your sweetest, noblest lays; Help to sing our Saviour's merits;

Help to chant Immanuel's praise.

L. M.

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Because He liveth I shall live also.
KNOW that my Redeemer lives-

What joy the blest assurance gives !
He lives, he lives, who once was dead;
He lives, my everlasting Head !
2 He lives, to bless me with his love;
He lives, to plead for me above;
Ic lives, my hungry soul to feed;
He lives, to help in time of need.

3 He lives, and grants me daily breath;
He lives, and I shall conquer death;
He lives, my mansion to prepare;
He lives, to bring me safely there.
4 He lives, all glory to his Name;
He lives, my Saviour, still the same;
What joy the blest assurance gives -
I know that my Redeemer lives.

PROCLAIM

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21st P. M. 66, 84, 66, 84. Immanuel's praise.

the lofty praise
Of Him who once was slain,
But now is risen, through endless days

To live and reign :
He lives and reigns on high,

Who bought us with his blood,-
Enthroned above the farthest sky,

Our Saviour God.

2 All honour, power, and praise,

To Jesus' Name belong ;
With hosts seraphic, glad we raise

The sacred song:
Worthy the Lamb, they cry,

That on the cross was slain ;
But now, ascended up on high,

He lives to reign. 3 He lives to bless and save

The souls redeem'd by grace,
And rescue from the dreary grave

The fallen race;
And soon we hope, above,

A louder strain to sing,
With all our powers to praise and love

Our Saviour King.

THE HOLY SPIRIT.

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L. M. The promised Comforter. , ours The apostolic promise given; We wait the pentecostal powers,

The Holy Ghost sent down from heaven. 2 Assembled here with one accord,

Calmly we wait the promised grace, The purchase of our dying Lord;

Come, Holy Ghost, and fill the place. 3 If every one that asks may find,

If still thou dost on sinners fall, Come as a mighty rushing wind;

Great grace be now upon us all. 4 Ah ! leave us not to mourn below,

Or long for thy return to pine; Now, Lord, the Comforter bestow,

And fix in us the Guest divine. 182

L. M. The Saviour's legacy. ESUS, we on the words depend,

Spoken by thee while present here, The Father in my name shall send

The Holy Ghost, the Comforter. 2 That promise made to Adam's race,

Now, Lord, in us, we pray, fulfil; And give the Spirit of thy grace,

To teach us all thy perfect will. 3 That heavenly Teacher of mankind,

That Guide infallible, impart,To bring thy sayings to our mind,

And write them on each faithful heart.

JESUS,

4 He only can the words apply,

Through which we endless lito possess; And deal to each his legacy,

Our Lord's unutterable peace.

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3d P. M. 4 6s & 2 Ss. Pleading the promise. THOU that hearest prayer,

Attend our humble cry;
And let thy servants share

Thy blessing from on high :
We plead the promise of thy word ;-
Grant us thy Holy Spirit, Lord !
2 If earthly parents hear

Their children when they cry;
If they, with love sincere,

Their children's wants supply;
Much more wilt thou thy love display,
And answer when thy children pray.
3 Our heavenly Father, thou;

We, children of thy grace;
O let thy Spirit now

Descend and fill the place;
That all may feel the heavenly flame,
And all unite to praise thy name.

ETI

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Witnessing with our spirits.
TERNAL Spirit! God of truth !

Our contrite hearts inspire;
Kindle a flame of heavenly love-

The pure celestial fire. 2 'Tis thine to soothe the sorrowing,

With guilt and fear oppress'd; 'Tis thine to bid the dying live,

And give the weary rest.

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