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The ruined race.


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Pressing toward the moʻn. 151-C. LE ET God, who comforts the distress'u,


THANK thee, uncrcäred Sun, Let Israel's Consolation, hear;

That thy bright beams on me have shined Ilear, Holy Ghost, our joint request, I thank thee, who hast overthrown And show thyself the Comforter;

My foes, and heald my wounded mind; And swell the unutterable groan,

I thank thee, whose enlivening voice And breathe our wishes to the throne. Bids my freed heart in thee rejoice. 2 We wrestle for the ruin'd race;

2 Uphold me in the doubtful race, By sin eternally undone,

Nor suffer me again to stray ; Unless thou magnify thy grace,

Strengthen my teet, with steady pace, And make thy richest merey known,

Still to press forward in thy way; And make thy vanquishid rebels fini My soul and Aesh, O Lord of might, Pardon in Christ for all mankind.

Fill, satiate, with thy heavenly light. 3 Father of everlasting love,

3 Give to mine eyes refreshing tears; To every soul thy Sun reveal,

Give to my heart chaste, hallow'd fires; Our guilt and suffrings to remove,

Give to my soul, with filial fears, Our deep, original wound to heal; The love that all heaven's host inspires, And bid the fallen race arise,

That all my powers, with all their might, And turn our earth to paradise.

In thy sole glory may unite.

4 Thee will I love, my joy, my crown; 52 Speak our sins forgiven. 151-0. Thec will I love, my Lord, my God;

Thec will I love, beneath thy frown
ATHER of everlasting grace,

Or smile, thy sceptre or thy rod.
Be mindful of thy changeless word; What though my flesh and heart decay ;
We worship tow'rd that holy place, Thee shall I love in endless day.

In which thou dost thy name record; Dost make thy gracious nature known, That living temple of thy Son.

793 Triumphant confidence in the Saviour. 156-1 2 Thou dost with sweet complacence see S TILL nigh me, O my Saviour, stand,

O , The temple fill'd with light divine;

And guard in fierce temptation's hour; And art thou not well pleased with me, Hide in the hollow of thy hand;

Who, turning to that heavenly shrine, Show forth in me thy saving power: Through Jesus to thy throne apply, Still be thy arms my sure defence, Through Jesus for acceptance cry? Nor earth nor hell shall pluck me thence. 3 With all who for redemption groan, 2 Since thou hast bid me come to thee, Father, in Jesus' name we pray ;

(Good as thou art, and strong to save,) And still we cry and wrestle on,

I'll walk o'er life's tempestuous sea, Till mercy take our sins away:

Upborne by the unyielding wave; Hear from thy dwelling-place in heaven, Dauntless, though rocks of pride be near, And now pronounce our sins forgiven. And yawning whirlpools of despair.

3 When darkness intercepts the skies, 862 Pleading for restoring yrace.


And sorrow's waves around me roll,

And high the storms of troubles rise, TIS enough, my God,

And o'erwhelm my sinking soul; No longer trample on thy blood,

And hear a whisper,-Peace; be still ! And grieve thy gentleness no more; No more thy ling’ring anger move,

4 Though in affliction's furnace tried, Or sin against thy light and love.

Unhurt, on snares and death I'll tread:

Though sin assail, and hell, thrown wide, 2 O Lord, if mercy is with thee,

Pour all its flames upon my head; Now let it unto me be shown;

Like Moses' bush I'll mount the higher,
To me, the chief of sinners, me,
Who humbly for thy mercy groan :

And flourish, unconsumed, in fire.
Me to thy Father's grace restore,
Nor let me ever grieve thee more.


Doxology. 3 Fountain of unexhausted love,

IMMORTAL, honour, endless fame, Of infinite compassion,-hear:

Attend the almighty Father's Name:
My Saviour, and my Prince above, The Saviour Son be glorified,
Once more in my behalf appear:

Who for lost man's redemption dierl;
Repentance, faith, and pardon give: And equal adoration be,
O let me trrn ugain and live!

terpal Comforter, to thee!

O "Here flet me give my wand'rings o’er: MArouhal sudlen calm Shall feel




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1. I love thy king-dom, Lord, The house of thine a-bode,

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For sin, the source of mortal wo,

Can never enter there.
4 () may the prospect fire

Our hearts with ardent love,
Till wings of faith, and strong desire,

Bear every thought above. 5 Prepared, by grace divine,

For thy bright courts on high, Loril, bid our spirits rise and join

The chorus of the sky.


LOVE thy kingdom, Lord,

The house of thine abode,-The Church our blest Redeemer saved

With his own precious blood. ? I love thy Church, O God!

Her walls before thee stand, Dear as the apple of thine eye,

And graven on thy hand.
3 For her my tears shall fall;

For her my prayers ascend ;
To her my cares and toils be given,

Till toils and cares shall end. 4 Beyond my highest joy

I prize her heavenly ways;
Her sweet communion, solemn vows,

Her hymns of love and praise. 5 Sure as thy truth shall last,

To Zion shall be given The brightest glories earth can yield,

And brighter bliss of heaven.

728 The well-fought day.

141PRAY, without ceasing, pray,

(Your Captain gives the word ;) Ilis summons cheerfully obey,

And call upon the Lord:
To God your every want

In instant prayer display;
Pray always; pray, and never faint;

Pray, without ceasing, pray. 2 In fellowship,--alone,

To God with faith draw near; Approach his courts, besiege his throne

With all the power of prayer: His mercy now implore,

And now show forth his praise; In shouts, or silent awe, adore

His miracles of grace. 3 From strength to strength go on;

Wrestle, and fight, and pray ; Tread all the powers of darkness down,

And win the well-fought day: Still let the Spirit cry,

In all his soldiers, — Come, Till Christ the Lord descend from high,

And take the conqu’rors home

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627 Ilousehold consecration,

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130-C THE power to bless my house,


Y soul, be on thy guard; Belongs to God alone;

Ten thousand toes arise ; Yet rend'ring him my constant vows,

The hosts of sin are pressing hard He sends his blessings down.

To draw thee from the skies. 2 Shall I not then engage

2 O watch, and fight, and pray ; My house to serve the Lord,

The battle near give o'er; To search the soul-converting page,

Renew it boldly every day, And feed upon his word :

And help divine inplore. 3 To ask, with faith and hope,

3 Ne'er think the victory won, The grace which he supplies,

Nor lay thine armour down: In prayer and praise to offer up

The work of faith will not be done, Their daily sacrifice ?

Till thou obtain the crown. 4 Let each his sin eschew,

4 Then persevere till death Through thy restraining grace;

Shall bring thee to thy God; Our father Abrah’m's steps pursue,

He'll take thee, at thy parting breatn, And walk in all thy ways.

To his divine abode. 5 Saviour of men, incline The hearts which thou hast made,-

14 Exhortation to praise and thanksgiving. 132-6. Which thou hast bought with blooil divine, To ask thy promised aid.

RISE, and bless the Lord, 6 Me and my house receive,

Arise, and bless the Lord your God,
Thy fam'ly to increase ;
And let us in thy favor live,

With heart, and soul, and voice.
And let us die in peace.

2 Though high above all praise,

Above all blessing high, 176

Who would not fear his holy Name,
The Redeemer on his throne.


And laud, and magnify ? 'NTHRONED is Jesus now,

3 () for the living flame,

From his own altar brought, The kingly crown is on his brow,

To touch our lips, our souls inspire, The saints are at his feet.

And wing to heaven our thought. 2 In shining white they stand,

4 God is our strength and song, A great and countless throng;

And his salvation ours; A palmy sceptre in each hand,

Then be his love in Christ proclaim’u On every lip a song.

With all our ransom'd powers. 3 They sing the Lamb of God,

5 Arise, and bless the Lord; Once slain on earth for them;

The Lord your God adore ;
The Lamb, through whose atoning blood, Arise, and bless his glorious Name,
Each wears his diadem.

Henceforth, for evermore.
4 Thy grace, O Holy Ghost,
Thy blessed help supply,

682 Safety in keeping God's precepts.

131-b. That we may join that radiant host, Triumphant in the sky.

How perfect is thy word,

Thy judgments all are just;

And ever in thy promise, Lord, 274 The supper of the Lamb.


May man securely trust.
HEE, King of saints, we praise

2 I hear thy word in love ;For this our living bread;

In faith thy word obey; Nourish'd by thy preserving grace,

O send thy Spirit from above, And at thy table fed.

To teach me, Lord, thy way. 2 Yet still a higher seat

3 Thy counsels all are plain, We in thy kingdom claim,

Thy precepts all are pure; Who here begin by faith to eat

And long as heaven and earth remain, The supper of the Lamb.

Thy truth shall still endure. 3 That glorious, heavenly prize,

4 O may my soul, with joy, We surely shall attain,

Trust in thy faithful worii ; And, in the palace of the skies,

Be it through life my glad employ, With thee forever reign.

To keep thy precepts, Lord.


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General invitution to praise the Redeemer. 0

FOR a thousand tongues, to sing

My great Redeemer's praise ; The glories of my God and King,

The triumphs of his grace.
2 My gracious Master, and my God,

Assist me to proclaim,-
To spread, through all the earth abroail,

The honours of thy Name. 3 Jesus !—the Name that charms our fears,

That bids our sorrows cease ; >Tis music in the sinner's ears,

'Tis life, and health, and peace.
4 He breaks the power of cancell'd sin,

He sets the pris'ner free;
Hlis blood can make the foulest clean;

His blood avail'd for me. :5 He speaks,-and, list'ning to his voice,

New life the dead receive;
The mournful, broken hearts rejoice;
The humble


believe. 6 Hear him, ye deaf; bis praise, ye dumb,

Your loosen'd tongues employ ;
Ye blind, behold your Saviour come;

And leap, ye lame, for joy.

998 Christ, the Conqueror. JESUS, immortal. King, arise ;

Assert thy rightful sway; Till earth, subdued, its tribute brings,

And distant lands obey. 2 Rile forth, victorious Conqu’ror, ride

Till all thy foes submit,
And all the powers of hell resign

Their trophies at thy feet.
3 Send forth thy word, and let it fly

The spacious earth around, Till every soul beneath the sun

Shall hear the joyful sound. 4 () may the great Redeemer's Name

Through every clime be known, And heathen gods, forsaken, fall,

And Jesus reign alone. 5 From sea to sea, from shore to shore,

Be thou, () Christ, adored, And earth, with all her millions, shout

Hosannas to the Lord. 1131

TFather, Son, and Holy Ghost,

Who sweetly all agree
To save a world of sir.ners lost,

Eternal glory be.

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Behold the Lamb.

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Erening: Angelic guardianship. 78-0. AI LL praise to Him who dwells in bliss,

Who made both day and night; Whose throne is in the vast abyss

Of uncreated light. 2 Each thought and deed bis piercing eyes

With strictest search survey;
The deepest shades no more disguise,

Than the full blaze of day. 3 Whom thou dost guard, O King of kings,

No evil sball molest:
Under the shadow of thy wings

Shall they securely rest.
4 Thy angels shall around their beds

Their constant stations keep; Thy fa'th and truth shall shield their heads,

For thou dost never sleep. 5 May we with calm and sweet repose,

And heavenly thoughts refreshid, Our eyelids with the morn unclose,

And bless Thee, ever blest.

Look, and be saved through faith alone,

Be justified by grace.
2 See all your sins on Jesus laid:

The Lamb of God was slain;
His soul was once an offøring made

For every soul of man.
3 Awake from guilty nature's sleep,

And Christ shall give you light; Cast all your sins into the deep,

And wash the Ethiop white. 4 With me, your chief, ye then shall know,

Shall feel, your sins forgiven; Anticipate your heaven below,

And own that love is heaven.

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We shall see Him as he is.

76-6. IIE heavenly treasure now we have

In a vile house of clay;
But Christ will to the utmost save,

And keep us to that day.
2 Our souls are in his mighty hand,

And he shall keep them still; And you and I shall surely stand

With him on Zion's hill. 3 Him eye to eye we there shall see;

Our face like his shall shine: O what a glorious company;

When saints and angels join!
4 O what a joyful meeting there!

In robes of white array'd,
Palms in our hands we all shall bear,

And crowns upon our head.
5 Then let us lawfully contend,

And fight our passage through ; Bear in our faithful minds the end,

And keep the prize in view.

1029 National deliverances ascribed to God. 341-a. O LORD, our fathers oft have told,

In our
Thy wonders in their days perform’d,

And in more ancient years. 2 'Twas not their courage, or their sworu,

To them salvation gave; 'Twas not their number, or their strength,

That did their country save. 3 But thy right hand, thy powerful arm,

Whose succor they implored, Thy providence protected them,

Who thy great Name adored. 4. As thee their God our fathers own'd,

So thou art still cur King; 0, therefore, as thou didst to them,

To us deliv'rance bring.
5 To thee the glory we ascribe,

From whom salvation came;
In God, our shield, we will rejoice,

And ever bless thy Name.

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Perfect freedom.

78-6 IF thou impart thyself to me,

No need
If thou, the Son, shalt make me free,

I shall be free indeed.
2 I cannot rest till in thy blood

I full redemption have; But thou, through whom I come to God,

Canst to the utmost save. 3 From sin,—the guilt, the power, the pain,

Thou wilt redeem my soul : Lord, I believe-and not in vain;

My faith shall make me whole. 4 1, too, with thee, shall walk in white;

With all thy saints shall prove The length and depth, and breadth and height,

Of everlasting love.

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