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If to the LORD our hearts we give,
In purity and love,

Then by our Saviour's death we live,
And dwell with Him above.

cxxviii. 5. Lo! thus shall the man be blessed that feareth the LORD.

cxxxiv. 1. Now, praise the LORD, all ye servants of the LORD. MARTIN.

1455

Come, my soul, while daylight dying,
Moments flying,

Bring the end to one more day;
Come to Him, Whose mighty powers
Rule the hours,

Know no rest, nor change display.

Come, Holy Ghost, Thy grace impart,
And comfort every longing heart.

Glory, honour, praise, thanksgiving,
To the Living

Mighty, Gracious, Potent One,
Father, Son, and Holy Spirit,
Praise and merit

Now, and aye, till time be done.

Amen.

1456

1. Far from my heavenly home,
Far from my Father's breast,
Fainting I cry, "Blest Spirit, come,
And speed me to my rest."

2. Upon the willows long,

My harp hath silent hung;
How should I sing a cheerful song
Till Thou inspire my tongue.

3. My spirit homeward turns,

And fain would thither flee;
My heart, O Sion, droops and yearns
When I remember thee.

MARTIN.

4. To thee, to thee, I press,
A dark and toilsome road;
When shall I pass the wilderness,
And reach the saints' abode ?

5. GOD, of my life, be near,

On Thee my hopes I cast:
Oh, guide me through the desert here,
And bring me home at last.

Amen.
MARTIN, PAGE, I, 3-5; VINCENT, 1-5.

1457

ISAIAH lv. 1. Ho, every one that thirsteth, come ye to the waters, and he that hath no money; come ye, buy, and eat.

2. Wherefore do ye spend money for that which is not bread? and your labour for that which satisfieth not? Hearken diligently unto Me, eat ye that which is good, and let your soul delight itself in fatness.

3. Incline your ear, and come unto Me: hear, and your soul shall live.

1. Ho, every one that thirsteth, come ye to the waters, and he that hath no money; come ye, buy and eat.

7. Let the wicked forsake his way, and the unrighteous man his thoughts: and let him return unto the LORD, and He will have mercy upon him; and to our GOD, for He will abundantly pardon.

3. Incline your ear, and come unto Me: hear, and your soul shall live.

12. Then ye shall go out with joy, and be led forth with peace: the mountains and hills shall break forth before you into singing, and all the trees of the fields shall clap their hands. Then ye shall go out with joy, and be led forth with peace: the mountains and hills shall break forth before you into singing.

13. Instead of the thorn shall come up the fir tree, instead of the brier, shall come up the myrtle tree.

1, 12. Ho, every one that thirsteth, come ye, come to the waters; then ye shall go out with joy.

MARTIN.

1458

Veni, Sancte Spiritus,
Et emitte cœlitus
Lucis tuæ radium.

Veni, pater pauperum,
Veni, dator munerum,
Veni, lumen cordium.

Consolator optime,
Dulcis hospes animæ,
Dulce refrigerium;

In labore requies,
In æstu temperies,
In fletu solatium.

O lux beatissima,
Reple cordis intima
Tuorum fidelium.

Sine tuo numine
Nihil est in homine,
Nihil est innoxium.

Lava quod est sordidum,
Riga quod est aridum,
Rege quod est devium ;

Fove quod est languidum,
Flecte quod est rigidum,
Sana quod est saucium.

Da tuis fidelibus
In te confidentibus
Sacrum septenarium ;

Da virtutis meritum,
Da salutis exitum,

Da perenne gaudium. Amen.

English Version.

Holy Spirit, come, O come,
Send from Thy celestial home
The glory of Thy Light divine.

Father of the poor, descend,
Bounteous Giver, constant Friend,
Come into our hearts and shine.

Thou of comforters the Best,
Thou the soul's most joyous Guest,

Thou, all-quickening, saving One;

'Mid earth's labour Rest most meet,
'Mid earth's tempest Calm most sweet,

'Mid earth's tears true Peace alone.

Come then, O most blessed Light,
Come, and fill with radiance bright

Hearts most faithfully Thine own.

Thy sustaining grace apart,
Every good will fail man's heart,
Nought therein but ill have sway.

Cleanse Thou all impurity,
Pour Thy dew upon the dry,
Heal all wounds, all pains allay.

Gently the unyielding bend,
Warmth into the cold heart send,

Guide the wanderer in Thy way.

On Thy faithful here below,
Trusting in Thy strength, bestow

This Thy holy sevenfold grace;

Grant them strength that shall uplift,
Grant salvation's highest gift,

Ever to behold Thy Face. Amen.

MARTIN.

1459

Holiest, breathe an evening blessing,
Ere repose our spirits seal;
Sin and want we come confessing,

Thou canst save, and Thou canst heal.

Though the night be dark and dreary,

Darkness cannot hide from Thee;
Thou art He Who, never weary,

Watches where Thy children be.

Though destruction walk around us,
Though the arrow past us fly,
Angel guards from Thee surround us,
We are safe if Thou art nigh.

Should swift death this night o'ertake us,
And our couch become our tomb,
May the morn in Heaven awake us,
Clad in light and deathless bloom.

Amen.

MARTIN.

1460

PSALM C. 1. O come before His presence with singing. ciii. 8. The LORD is full of compassion and mercy, long-suffering, and of great goodness.

9. He will not alway be chiding, neither keepeth He His anger for ever.

10. He hath not dealt with us after our sins, nor rewarded us according to our wickednesses.

II. For look how high the heaven is in comparison of the earth; so great is His mercy also toward them that fear Him.

12. Look how wide also the east is from the west; so far hath He set our sins from us.

13. Like as a father pitieth his own children, so is the LORD merciful to them that fear Him.

MARTIN.

1461 F. E. GLADSTONE, Psalm ciii. vv. 8, 10–12, 8, 10, 13.

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