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4 My willing soul would stay

In such a frame as this,
Till it is call'd to soar away

To everlasting bliss.

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HYMN 33,

(L. M.) 1 A , i

ic Another Lord's day has begun; L Return, my soul, enjoy thy rest,

Improve the hours thy God hath blest.
2 This day may our devotions rise,
As grateful incense, to the skies;

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And heav'n that sweet repose bestow,

Which none but those who feel it know!
3 This peaceful calm within the breast

Is the sure pledge of heav'nly rest,
Which for the church of God remains,

The end of cares, the end of pains.
4 In holy duties, let the day,

In holy pleasures, pass away;
How sweet, a sabbath thus to spend,
In hope of one that ne'er shall end !
HYMN 34.

(1.1. 3.)
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LREAT God! this sacred day of thine

Demands the soul's collected pow'rs;
Gladly we now to thee resign
L These solemn, consecrated hours:

O may our souls adoring own

The grace that calls us to thy throne !
2 All-seeing God! thy piercing eye

Can ev'ry secret thought explore:
May worldly cares our bosom fly,

And, where thou art, intrude no more:
O may thy grace our spirits move,

And fix our minds on things above!
3 Thy Spirit's pow'rful aid impart,

And bid thy word, with life divine,
Engage the ear, and warm the heart:

Then shall the day indeed be thine;
Then shall our souls adoring own
The grace that calls us to thy throne.

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HYMN 35.

(11. 4.) 1 IN N loud exalted strains,

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Through everlasting days;
But Zion, with his presence blest,

Is his delight, his chosen rest. 2 O King of glory! come,

And with thy favour crown 1
This temple as thy home,

This people as thy own.
Beneath this roof vouchsafe to show

How God can dwell with men below. 3 Now let thine ear attend

Our supplicating cries;
Now let our praise ascend,

Accepted to the skies:
Now let thy gospel's joyful sound

Spread its celestial influence round. 4 Here may the list'ning throng,

. Imbibe thy truth and love;
Here Christians join the song

Of seraphim above:
Till all who humbly seek thy face,
Rejoice in thy abounding grace.

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1 AR from my thoughts, vain world, be gone;

Let my religious hours alone:
From flesh and sense I would be free,

And hold communion, Lord, with thee. 2 My heart grows warm with holy fire,

And kindles with a pure desire,
To see thy grace, to taste thy love,

And feel thine influence from above. 3 When I can say that God is mine,

When I can see thy glories shine,
I'll tread the world beneath my feet,
And all that men call rich and great.

Send comfort down from thy right hand,
To cheer me in this barren land;
And in thy temple let me know
The joys that from thy presence flow.

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HYMN 37.

(L. M.)
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Mycop'ning eyes with rapture see

The dawn of thy returning day;
My thoughts, O God, ascend to thee,

While thus my early vows I pay.
2 I yield my heart to thee alone,

Nor would receive another guest; L.
Eternal King! erect thy throne, L

And reign sole monarch in my breast.
3 O bid this trifling world retire,

And drive each carnal thought away;
Nor let me feel one vain desire,

One sinful thought, through all the day. 4 Then, to thy courts when I repair,

My soul shall rise on joyful wing, /
The wonders of thy love declare,

And join the strains which angels sing.

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HYMN 38.

1(111. 1.) To thy temple I repair

Lord, I love to worship there: 1. While thy glorious praise is sung,

Touch my lips, unloose my tongue. 2 While the pray’rs of saints ascend, God of love, to mine attend;

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Hear me, for thy Spirit pleads;

Hear, for Jesus intercedes.
3 While I hearken to thy law,

Fill my soul with humble awe,
Till thy gospel bring to me

Life and immortality.
4 While thy ministers proclaim

Peace and pardon in thy name,
Through their voice, by faith, may I
Hear thee speaking from on high.

5 From thy house when I return,

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May my heart within me burn;
And at ev'ning let me say,
“ I have walk'd with God to-day."

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HYMN 39.

(L. M.) After Sermon. 1 LMIGHTY Father! bless the word,

Which, through thy grace, we now have heard; O may the precious seed take root,

vi Spring up, and bear abundant fruit ! 2. We praise thee for the means of grace, Thus in thy courts to seek thy face:

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HYMN 40.

(111. 5.)

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Fill our hearts with joy and peace,
Let us each, thy love possessing,
Triumph in redeeming grace; L.. [ Sof

i Sof 17 1843 O refresh us Ian 0148 Trav’ling through this wilderness ! 2 Thanks we give, and adoration,

For the gospel's joyful sound;
May the fruits of thy salvation
In our hearts and lives abound:

May thy presence
With us evermore be found !
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ARK! the glad sound, the Saviour comes,

The Saviour promis'd long!
Let ev'ry heart prepare a throne,

And ev'ry voice a song.
2 On him the Spirit largely pour'd,

Exerts his sacred fire;
Wisdom and might, and zeal and love,

His holy breast inspire.

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3 He comes, the pris'ners to release, L

In Satan's bondage held;
The gates of brass before him burst,

The iron fetters yield.
4 He comes, from thickest films of vice

To clear the mental ray;
And on the eyes oppress'd with night,

To pour celestial day.
5 He comes, the broken heart to bind,

The bleeding soul to cure,
L L And with the treasures of his grace,

T enrich the humble poor.
6 Our glad Hosannas, Prince of peace,
L Thy welcome shall proclaim;
And heav'n's eternal arches ring

With thy beloved name.
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HYMN 42.

(111. 3.) 2017! HALL, thou long expected Jesus,

Born to set thy people free!
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From our sins and fears release us,

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Let us find our rest in thee.
2 Israel's strength and consolation,

Hope of all the saints, thou art;
Long desir'd of ev'ry nation,

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Joy of ev'ry waiting heart.
3 Born thy people to deliver,

Born a child, yet God our King,
Born to reign in us for ever,

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Now thy gracious kingdom bring.
4 By thine own eternal Spirit

Rule in all our hearts alone;
By thine all-sufficient merit
Raise us to thy glorious throne.

CHRISTMAS.
HYMN 43.

(c. M.)
LUKE ii. 8-15.
HILE shepherd's watch'd their flocks by night,

All seated on the ground,
The angel of the Lord came down,

And glory shone around.

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