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3 Roand each habitation hov'ring,

See the cloud and fire appear! For & glory and a cor'ring,

Showing that the Lord is near: He who gives us daily manna,

He who listens when we cry, Let him hear the loud Hosanna

Rising to his throne on high. 234

L. M. Put on thy beautiful garments, 0 Jerusalem,

A WAKE, Jerusalem, awake, -
A No longer in thy sing lie down:
The garment of salvation take;

Thy beauty and thy strength put on. 2 Shake off the dust that blinds thy sight,

And hides the promise from thine eyes; Arise, and struggle into light;

The great Deliv'rer calls, -Arise!
3 Shake off the bands of sad despair ;

Zion, assert thy liberty;
Look up, thy broken heart prepare,

And God shall set the captive free. 4 Vessels of mercy, sons of grace,

Be purged from every sinful stáin; Be like your Lord, his word embrace,

Nor bear his hallow'd name in vain. 235

L. M. The heavenly Zion. ARM of the Lord, ewake, awake!

Thine own immortal strength put on! With terror clothed, hell's kingdom shako,

And cast thy foes with fury down. ? As in the ancient days appear! (The sacred annals speak thy fame ;) Be now omnipotently near, To endless ages still the same.

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8 By death and hell pursued in vain,

To thee the ransom'd seed shall come; Shouting, their heavenly Zion gain,

And pass through death triumphant home. 4 The pain of life shall then be o'er,

The anguish and distracting care; There sighing grief shall weep no more,

And bin shall never enter there.

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8th P. M. 87, 87, 47. Her enemies confounded. ZION stands with hills surrounded,

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All her foes shall be confounded,
Though the world in arms combine :

Happy Zion,
What a favour'd lot is thine!
2 Every human tie may perish;

Friend to friend unfaithful prove; Mothers cease their own to cherish; Heaven and earth at last remove;

But no changes Can attend Jehovah's love. 3 In the furnace God may prove thee,

Thence to bring thee forth more bright, But can never cease to love thee; Thou art precious in his sight:

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Love for Zion. I

LOVE thy kingdom, Lord,

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

With his own precious blood.

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9 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 aseend;
To her my cares and toils be given,
Till toils and cares shall end.

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.

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9th P. M. 87, 87, 87, 87.
God her everlasting light.
HEAR what God the Lord hath spoken:
Comfortless, afflicted, broken,

Fair abodes I build for you:
Scenes of heartfelt tribulation
Sbull no more perplex your ways;
You shall name your walis salvation,

And your gates shall all be praise.
2 Ye, no more your suns descending,

Waning moons no more shall see;
But, your griefs forever ending,

Find eterual noon in me:
God shall rise, and, shining o'er you,

Change to day the gloom of nigt,
He, the Lord, shall be your glory-

God your everlasting light

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1st P. M. 6 lines 8s. The day consecrated. (REAT God, this hallow'd day of thine

Demands our souls' collected powers; May we employ in works divine

These solemn and devoted hours : O may our souls, adoring, own The grace which calls us to thy throne. 2 Hence, ye vain cares and trifles, fly!

Where God resides appear no more ! Omniscient Lord, thy piercing eye

Doth every secret thought explore : O may thy grace our thoughts refine, And fix our hearts on things divine ! 240

C. M. The day improved. THIS HIS day the Lord hath call'd his own

Let us his praise declare, Fix our desires on him alone,

And seek his face with prayer.
2 Lord, in thy love we would rejoice,

Which sets the sinner free,
And, with united heart and voice,

Devote these hours to thee.
3 Now let the world's delusive things

No more our thoughts employ, But faith be taught to stretch her wings,

Tow'rd beaven's unfailing joy.
40 let these earthly Sabbaths, Lord,

Be to our welfare blest;
The purest comfort here afford,

And fit us for our rest.

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L. M.

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The joys of the Sabbath,
SWEET is the work, my God, my Kings,
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To praise thy name, give thanks, and sing
To show thy love by morning light,
And talk of all thy truth by night.
2 Sweet is the day of sacred rest;
No mortal cares shall seize my breast;

O may my heart in tune be found,
- Like David's barp of solemn sound.

3 When grace has purified my heart,
Then I shall share a glorious part:
And fresh supplies of joy be shed,
Like boly oil to cheer my head.
4 Then shall I see, and bear, and know
All I desired or wish'd below;
And every power find sweet employ
In that eternal world of joy.
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Delight in ordinances.
ELCOME, sweet day of rest,

That saw the Lord arise :
Welcome to this reviving breast,

And these rejoicing eyes !
2 The King himself comes near,

And feasts his saints to-day;
Here we may sit, and see him here,

And love, and praise, and pray.
3 One day in such a place,

Where thon, my God, art seen,
Is sweeter than ten thousand days

Of pleasurable sin.
4 My willing soul would stay

In such a frame as this,
And sit and sing herself away

To everlasting bliss.

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