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And all the means that grace display, 17 Jesus, thou Friend divine,
Thy hand from every snare and foo
Shall great deliv'rance bring. And new supplies each hour I meet 8 Sure as thy truth shall last, While pressing on to God.
To Zion shall be given 4 Grace all the work shall crown
The brightest glories earth can yield, Through everlasting days;
And brighter bliss of heaven. It lays in heav'n the topmost stone,
(C. M.) And well deserves the praise.
Hebrews xii. 18, 22_-24.
TOT to the terrors of the Lord,
The tempest, fire, and smoke ;
(S. M.) Not to the thunder of that word IKE Noah's weary dove,
Which God on Sinai spoke : L'
That soar’d the earth around, | 2 But we are come to Zion's hill, But not a resting place above
T'he city of our God; The cheerless waters found; Where milder words declare his will, 20 cease, my wand'ring scul,
And spread his love abroad. On restless wing to roam ;
3 Behold th' innumerable host All the wide world, to either pole, Ol' angels cloth'd in light! Has not for thee a home.
Behold the spirits of the just 3 Behold the ark of God,
Whose faith is chang'd to sight. Behold the open door;
4 Behold the bless'd assembly there Hasten to gain that dear abode,
Whose names are writ in heav'n; And rove, my soul, no more. Hear God, the Judge of all, declare 4 There, safe thou shalt abide,
. Their sins, through Christ, forgivin. There, sweet shall be thy rest, 5 Angels, and living saints and dead, And every longing satisfied,
But one communion make; With full salvation blest.
All join in Christ, their vital Head, 5 And, when the waves of ire
And of his love partake. Again the earth shall fill,
(S. M.) The Ark shall ride the sea of fireThen rest on Zion's hill.
BLEST is the tie that binds
Our hearts in Christian love:
The fellowship of kindred minds
Is like to that above. The house of thine abode,
2 Before our Father's throne The Church, our blest Redeemer sav'd
We pour united prayers ; With his own precious blood.
Our fears, our hopes, our-aims are ono, 2 I love thy Church, O God!
Our comforts and our cares. Her walls before thee stand,
3 We share our mutual woes, Dear as the apple of thine eye,
Our mutual burdens bear; And graven on thy hand.
And often for each other flows 3 If e'er to bless thy sons, My voice or hands deny,
The sympathizing tear. These hands let useful skill forsake,
4 When we at death must part, This voice in silence die.
How keen, how deep the pain ! 4 If e'er my heart forget
But we shall still be join'd in heart. Her welfare, or her wo,
And hope to meet again. Let every joy this heart forsake, 5 From sorrow, toil, and pain, And every grief o’erflow.
And sin we shall be free; 5 For her my tears shall fall;
And perfect love and friendship
reign For her my prayers ascend;
Throughout eternity. To her my cares and toils be given,
(II. 1.) Till toils and cares shall end.
Psalm cxxii. 6 Beyond my highest joy
The Church in Glory. I prize her heavenly ways, W
TITH joy shall I behold the day Her sweet communion, solemn vows,
That calls my willing soul away, Her hymns of love and praise.
To dwell among the blest :
Return, my soul, enjoy thy rest,
HYMN 36. L. M.S Improve the hours thy God hath blest. FAR from my thoughts; vain world
be gone; 2 This day may our devotions rise, As grateful incense, to the skies;
Let my religious hours alone: Aud heav'n that sweet repose bestow,
From flesh and sense I would be free, Which none but they who feel it know! And hold communion, Lord, with thee 3 This peaceful calm within the breast 2 My heart grows warm with holy fire,
And kindles with a pure desire,
And feel thine influence from above. The end of cares, the end of pains. 4 in holy duties, let the day,
3 When I can say that God is mine, In holy pleasures, pass away:
When I can see thy glories shine, Liow sweet, a sabbath thus to spend,
I'll tread the world beneath my feet,
And all that men call rich and In lope of one that ne'er shall end !
great. HYMN 31. (II. 3.)
4 Send comfort down from thy right GREAT God! this sacred day of thine Tocheer me in this barren land; [hand,
Demands the soul's collected pow- And in thy temple let me know Gladly we now to thee resign
The joys that from thy presence flow.
ers; These solemn, consecrated hours:
HYMN 37. (L. M.) O may our souls adoring own The grace that calls us to thy throne! Myopning eyes with rapture see
The dawn of thy returning day; 2 All-seeing God! thy piercing eye My thoughts, O God, ascend to thee,
Can every secret thought explore ; While thus my early vows I pay.
Ånd where thou art intrude no more : 2 I yield my heart to thee alone,
Nor would receive another guest, And fix our minds on things above!
Eternal King! erect thy throne,
And reign sole monarch in my breast 3 Thy Spirit's powerful aid impart, And bid thy word, with life divine,
30 bid this trifiing world retire, Engage the ear, and warm the heart;
And drive each caral thought away, Then shall the day indeed be thine:
Nor let me feel one vain desire, Then shall our souls adoring own
One sinful thought through all the day The grace that calls us to thy throne. 4 Then, to thy courts when I repair, HYMN 35. (II. 4.)
My soul shall rise on joyful wing,
The wonders of thy love declare, I loud exalted strains,
And join the strains which angels sing, The King of glory praise ; O'er heav'n and earth he reigns, HYMN 38.
(III. 1.) Through everlasting days: But Zion, with his presence blest, Tothy temple I repair ; Is his delight, his chosen rest.
Lord, I love to worship there;
While thy glorious praise is sung, 20 King of glory! come,
Touch my lips, unloose my tongue.
2 While the pray’rs of saints ascend, This people as thy own.
God of love, to mine attend; Beneath this roof vouchsafe to show
Hear me, for thy Spirit pleads ; Ilow God can dwell with men below. Hear, for Jesus intercedes.
3 While I hearken to thy law, 3 Now let thine ear attend Our supplicating cries;
Fill my soul with humble awe, Now let our praise ascend,
Till thy gospel bring to ine
Life and immortality.
Through their voice, by faith, may I
Hear thee speaking from on high.
5 From thy house when I return, Of seraphim above:
May my heart within me burn; Till all who hunbly seek thy face, And at ev’ning let me say, Rejoice in thy abounding gruce.
l« I have walk'd with God to-day"
A Which, through thy grace, we now
HYMN 39. (L. M.) 12 Israel's strength and consolation,
Hope of all the saints, thou art,
Joy of every waiting heart. have heard ;
3 Born thy people to deliver,
Now thy gracious kingdom bring.
Raise us to thy glorious throne
CHRISTMAS. Let us each, thy love possessing,
IIYMN 43. (C. M.)
Luke ii. 8-15.
WHILE shepherds watch'd their Trav’lling through this wilderness !
flocks by night, 2 Thanks we give, and adoration,
All seated on the ground, For the gospel's joyful sound;
The angel of the Lord came down, May the fruits of thy salvation
And glory shone around. In our hearts and lives abound: 2 " Fear not,” said he, for mighty dread May thy presence
Had seiz'd their troubled mind; With us evermore be found ! “Glad tidings of great joy I bring
“ To you, and all mankind. ADVENT.
3" To you, in David's town, this day HYMN 41.
“ Is born, of David's line,
“The Saviour, who is Christ the Lorr HARK the glad sound, the Saviour
“And this shall be the sign : The Saviour promis'd long!
4 "The heavenly Babe you there shall Let every heart prepare a throne,
"To human view display'd, [find, And every voice a song.
“ All meanly wrapt in swathing bands,
"And in a manger laid.” 2 On him the Spirit, largely pour'd, Exerts his sacred fire;
5 Thus spake the seraph, and forthwith Wisdom and might, and zeal and love, of angels, praising God, who thus
Appear'd a shining throng His holy breast inspire.
Address'd their joyful song: 3 He comes, the pris'ners to release,
6 " All glory be to God on higli, In Satan's bondage held,
" And to the earth be peace; The gates of brass before him burst,
“Good-will, henceforth, from heaven to The iron fetters yield.
“ Begin and never cease."
[men, 4 He comes, from thickest films of vice
HYMN 44. (C. M.) To clear the mental ray; And on the eyes oppress d’with night, WHILE angels thus, O Lord, rejoice,
! To pour celestial day.
O may we lose these useless tongues, 5 lle comes, the broken heart to bind, When we forget to praise !
The bleeding soul to cure,
2 Then let us swell responsive notes,
And join the heavenly throng; T'enrich the humble poor.
For angels no such love have known 6 Our glad Hosannas, Prince of peace, As we, to wake their song.
Thy welcoine shall proclaim; 3 Good-will to sinful dust is shown, And heaven's eternal arches ring And peace on earth is given ; With thy beloved nane.
For lo ! the incarnate Saviour comes, HYMN 42.
(III. 3.) With news of joy from heaven !
, 4 Mercy and truth, with sweet accord, Boru to set thy people free!
His rising beans adorn; From our sing and fears release us, Let heaven and earth in concert singa doet us fiud our rest in thee.
“ The promis'd child is born !"
5 Glory to God, in highest strains, 13 Mortals! your homage be gratefully By highest worlds is paid;
bringing, Be glory, then, by us proclaim'd, And sweet let the gladsome hosanna
And by our lives display'd; 6 Till we attain those blissful realms,
Ye angels! the full hallelujah be singing, Where now our Saviour reigns;
One chorus resound through the earth
and the skies. To rival these celestial choirs In their immortal strains !
Chorus. Shout the glad tidings, exultHYMN 45. (III. 1.)
Jerusalem triumphs, Alessiah HARK! the herald angels sing
is King. Glory to the new-born King,
(C. M.) Peace on earth, and mercy mild, God and sinners reconcil'd!
Isaiah ix. 2-7.
E race that long in darkness pin'd 2 Joyful all ye nations rise,
Have seen a glorious light; Join the triumphs of the skies;
The people now behold the dawn, With th' angelic hosts proclaim
Who dwelt in death and night. Christ is born in Bethlehem !
12 To hail thy rising Sun of life! 3 Christ, by highest heav'n ador'd,
The gath’ring nations come, Christ, the everlasting Lord,
Joyous as when the reapers bear Late in time behold hiin come,
Their harvest treasures home. Offspring of the virgin's womb!
3 For thou our burden hast remov'd 4 Veil'd in flesh the Godhead see !
Th' oppressor's reign is broke; Hail th' incarnate Deity,
Thy fiery conflict with the foe Pleas'd, as man, with man to dwell, Kas burst his cruel yoke. Jesus, now Emanuel !
4 To us the promis'd Child is born ; 5 Ris'n with healing in his wings, To us the Son is giv’n ; Light and life to all he brings;
Him shall the tribes of earth obey, Hail the Sun of righteousness,
And all the hosts of heaven. Hail the heaven-born Prince of peace.
5 His name shall be the Prince of peace HYMN 46.
For evermore ador'd, Chorus. Shout the glad tidings, exult-The Wonderful, the Counsellor, ingly sing ;
The mighty God and Lord. Jerusalem triumphs, Messiah 6 His pow?r increasing still shall spread is King.
His reign no end shall know; Zion! the marvellous story be telling,
Justice shall guard his throne above, The Son of the Highest, how lowly
And peace abound below. his birth! The brightest archangel in glory excel
END OF THE YEAR. lilig,
HYMN 48 (C. M.) He stoops to redeem thee, he reigns T'NE hastens on; ye longing saints,
Now raise ; Chorus. Shout the glad tidings, exult
And magnify that sovereign love
Which shows salvation nigh.
Each moment brings it near;
Then welcome each declining day; 2 Tell how he cometh, from nation to Welcoine each closing year.
nation, The heart-cheering news let the earth 3 Not many years their course shall run echo round
Not many mornings rise, ; How free to the faithful he offers salva- Ere all its glories stand reveal'd tion,
To our transported eyes. How his people with joy everlasting HYMN 49. (C. M.) are crown'd.
St. Luke xiii. 6-9. Chorus. Shout the glad tidings, exult- SEE, in the vineyard of the Lord,
Jerusalem triumplas, Messiah No fruit it yields, no blossom bears,
Though planted by his kvads