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4 Not one, but all our days below,
Let us in hymns employ ; And, in our Lord, rejoicing go
To his eternal joy. 247
Improve the day thy God hath blest :
5th P. M. 4 lines 7s.
At thy dawn the grave gave way
4 Day of glory, day of power,
That remaineth for the blest. 249
The day divinely given,
And earth draws near to heaven. 2 Lord, in this sacred hour,
Within thy courts we bend, And bless thy love, and own thy power,
Our Father and our Friend. 3 But thou art not alone
In courts by mortals trod; Nor only is the day thine own
When man draws near to God :4 Thy temple is the arch
Of yon unmeasured sky:
Of vast eternity.
Dawn on thy servants' sight; And purer worship may we pay
In heaven's unclouded light. 250
Be in thy Spirit, Lord, -
That trembles at thy word. 2 Spirit of faith, my heart to raise,
And fix on things above; Spirit of sacrifice and praise,
Of holiness and love.
In this thy house, on this thy day;
S. M. Joyful in the house of prayer.
GLMy ord companions say,
— Come, in the house of God appear;
For 'tis a holy day. 2 Thither the tribes repair,
Where all are wont to meet; And, joyful in the house of prayer,
Bend at the mercy-seat. 3 Pray for Jerusalem,
The city of our God !
That love the dear abode!
4 Within these walls, may peace
And harmony be found !
Prosperity abound !
shall never cease :
God send his people peace !
3d P. M. 4 6s & 2 8s. In the name of the Father, Son, and Holy Ghost.
APTIZED into thy name,
Mysterious One in Three,
A sacrifice to thee:
And all our lives express
The real holiness;
To Abrah'm and his seed,
Supplying all their need.
From age to age endure;
And seals the blessing sure.
3 Jesus the ancient faith confirms,
To our great father given;
And calls them heirs of heaven.
Thy love endures the same;
Blots out our children's name. 255
Honour the means ordain'd by thee; Make good our apostolic boast,
And own thy glorious ministry. 2 We now thy promised blessing claim ;
Sent to disciple all mankind, Sent to baptize into thy name,
We now thy promised presence find. 3 Father, in these reveal thy Son;
In these, for whom we seek thy face, The hidden mystery make known,
The inward, pure, baptizing grace. 4 Jesus, with us thou always art;
Effectual make the sacred sign; The gift unspeakable impart,
And bless the ordinance divine. 5 Eternal Spirit, from on high,
Baptizer of our spirits thou, The sacramental seal apply,
And witness with the water now. 256
C. M. Suffer the little children to come unto me.
With all-engaging charms;
And folds them in his arms.