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The pow'rs of hell are captire led, 13 In vain we line our lifeless song,

Dragg’d to the portals of the sky. In vain we strive to rise ! 2 There his triumphal chariot waits,

Hosannas languish on our tongues, And angels chant the solemn lay;

And our devotion dies. “ Lift up your heads, ye heavenly gates ! 4 Come, Holy Spirit, Fleavenly Dove,

“ Ye everlasting doors, give way!” With all thy quick’ning powers ; 3 Loose all your bars of massy light,

Come, shed abroad a Saviour's love, And wide unfold the radiant scene;

And that shall kindle ours.
He claims those mansions as his right; HYMN 76. (C. M.)

Receive the King of Glory in.
4“Who is the King of Glory, who ?”

E'S come! let every knee be bent, HES

All hearts new joy resume; The Lord that all his foes o'ercame, Sing, ye redeem'd, with one cousent, The world, sin, death, and hello'erthrew, « The Comforter is come.” And Jesus is the conqʻror's name.

2 What greater gift, what greater love, 5 Lo! his triumphal chariot waits, Could God on man bestow ?

And angels chant the solemn lay, Angels for this rejoice above, “Lift up your heads, ye heavenly gates!

Let man rejoice below! “ Ye everlasting doors give way!” 6“Who is the King of Glory, who?» 3 Hail, blessed Spirit! may each sou:

The Lord of boundless power possess'd, Do thou each sinful thought control, The King of saints and angels too,

And fix our wavering zeal! God over all, for ever blessid.

4 Thou to the conscience dost convey WHITSUNDAY,

Those checks which we should know HYMN 74. (C. M.)

Thy motions point to us the way ;

Thou giv'st us strength to go.
COME, holy Ghost! Creator, come,

Till every heart which thou hast made
Be fill'd with grace divine.

HYMN 77.

(L. M.) 2 'Thou art the Comforter, the gift O HOLY, holy, holy Lord, Of God, and fire of love;

Bright in thy deeds and in thy The everlasting spring of joy,

For ever be thy name ador'd, [name, And unction from above.

Thy glories let the world proclaim' 3 Thy gifts are manifold, thou writ'st

20 Jesus, Lamb once crucified God's law in each true heart;

To take our load of sins away, The promise of the Father, thou

Thine be the hymn that rolls its tide Dost heavenly speech impart.

Along the realms of upper day! 4 Enlighten our dark souls, till they

3 O Holy Spirit, from above, 'Thy sacred love embrace ;

In streams of light and glory givin, Assist our minds, by nature frajl,

Thou source of ecstasy and love, With thy celestial grace.

Thy praises ring through earth and

heav'n! 5 Drive far from us the mortal foe,

4 O God triune! to thee we owe And give ris peace within,

Our every thought, our very song ;
That, by thy guidance blest, we may
Escape the snares of sin.

And ever may thy praises flow

From saint and serapn's burning tongue! 6 Teach us the Father to confess,

HYMN 78. (L. M.)
And Son, from death reviv'd,
And thee, with both, O Holy Ghost,


ATHER of all, whose love profound

A ransom for our souls hath found, Who art from both deriv'd.

Before thy throne we sinners bend; HYMN 75, (C. M.) To us thy pardoning love extend ! COWE, Holy Spirit

, Heavenly

Dove, 2 Alinighty Son, incarnate Word, With all thy quick’ning powers • Our Prophet, Priest, Redeemer, Lord, Kindle a flame of sacred love

Before thy throne we sinners bend; In these cold hearts of ours,

To us thy saving grace extend ! 2 See how we grovel here below, 3 Eternal Spirit, Ly whose breath Fond of these earthly toys ;

T'he soul is rais'd froin sir: and death Our souls, how heavily they go, Before thy throne we sinners bend; To reach eternal joys!

"To us tlıý quick’ning pow'r extend !

DREAD Schowan! cod of mattone


Jehovah! Father, Spirit, Son,

HYMN 81. (III. 3)
Mysterious Godhead, T'irrée in one!
Before thy throne we sinners bend


From thy temple in the skies,
Grace, pardon, life, to us extend !

Hear thy people's supplications,
HYMN 79. (I1.4)

Now for their delivrance rise • We give immortal praise 2 Lo! with deep contrition turning,

To God the Father's love, Huibly at thy feet we bend; For all our comforts here,

Fear us, fasting, praying, mourning,
And all our nopes above :

Hear us, spare us, and defend.
lle sent his own
Eternal Son,

3 Though our sins, our hearts confound

ing, To die for sins

Long and loud for vengeance call, That man had done.

Thou hast mercy more abounding, 2 To God the Son belongs

Jesus' blood can cleanse them all. Immortal glory too,

4 Let that love veil our transgression, Who sav'd us by his blood

Let that blood our guilt efface:
From everlasting wo:

Save thy people from oppression,
And now lie lives,

Save from spoil thy holy place.
And now he reigns,
And sees the fruit

HYMN 82. (L. M.)
Of all his pains.

Prayer and Hope of Victory. 3 To God the Spirit, praise And endless worship give,

Attend his people's humble cry; Whose new-creating pow'r

Defend them in the needful hour,
Makes the dead sinner live :

And send deliv'rance from on high
His work completes

2 In his salvation is our hope, The great design,

And in the name of Israel's God And fills the soul

Our troops shall lift their banners up, With joy divine.

Our navies spread their flags abroad. 4 Almighty God! to thee

3 Some trust in horses train'd for war, Be endless honours done ;

And some of chariots make their The sacred Persons three,

Our surest expectations are [bo:ists The Godhead only one:

From thee, the Lord of heavenly hosts! Where reason fails

4 Then save us, Lord, from slavisii fear, With all her pow'rs,

And let our trust be firin and strong,
There faith prevails,

Till thy salvation shall appear,
And love adores

And hymns of peace conclude our song

HYMN 80. (C. M.) HYMN 83.

Part 1.([[1.2.) ALMIGHTY Lorde before thy, throne

DRAISE to God, immortal praise,

For the love that crowns our days : "Tis on thy pard’ning grace alone Bounteous source of every joy,

Our prostrate hopes depend. Let thy praise our tongues employ: 2 Dark judgments, froin thy heavy hand, All to thee, our God, we owe,

Thy dreadful pow'r display ; Source whence all our blessings flow. Yet inercy spares our guilty land,

2 All the blessings of the fields, And still we live to pray.

All the stores the garden yields, 3 Ilow chmug’d, alas ! are truths divine, Flocks thai whiten all the plaini, For error, guilt and share !

Yellow sheaves of ripreu'd grain; What impious mumbers, bold in sin, Lord, for these our souls sliall raise

Disgrace the Christiani name! Grateful vows and solemn praise. 40 turn us, tum us, inigiity Lord, 3 Clouds that drop their fatt'ning dows, Convert us by thy grico;

Suns that genial warint: ditfose, Thien ghall our hearts obey thy word, All the pleniy summer pours, And see again thy fuce.

riutunn's rich o’ertlowing stores; 5 Then, should oppressing fues invade, Lord, for these our souls shall rise We will not sink in fear

Grateful vows and sole praise. Secure of all sufficient aid,

4 Peace, prosperity, and health, When God, our God, is near. | Private bliss and public wealth,

Knowledge, with its gladd’ning streams, The tribute of its love to bring
Pure religion's holier beams; To thee, our Saviour and our King;
Lord, for these our souls shall raise

4 Till every public temple raise Grateful vows and solemn praise. A song of triumph to thy praise ; Part 2.

And every peaceful, private home, 5 Yet, should rising whirlwinds tear To thee a temple shall become. From its stem the rip'ning ear ; 5 Still be it our supreme delight Though the sick’ning flock should fall, To walk as in thy giorious sight; And the herd desert the stall;

Still in thy precepts and thy fear, Still to thee our souls shall raise

Till life's last hour, to persevere. Grateful vows and solemn praise. 6 Should thine alter'd hand restrain

VII. ORDINANCES AND Th' early and the latter rain,

SPECIAL OCCASIONS. Blast each op’ning bud of joy,

And the rising year destroy ;
Still to thee our souls shall raise

HYMN 86.

(III. 3.) Grateful vows and solemn praise.


With the shepherd's kindest care, 7 Life and grace, whate'er our wo, All the feeble gently leading, Still to thee, our God, we owe;

While the lambs thy boso share ; Though of earthly hopes berett, Yet our hope of heaven is left;

2 Now, these little ones receiving, And for these our souls shall raise

Fold them in thy gracious arın Grateful vows and solemn praise.

There, we know-thy word believing

Only there, secure from harm.
HYMN 84. (C. M.)

3 Never from thy pasture roving, FOUNTAIN Df mercy, God of love, Let them be the Lion's prey ;

Let thy tenderness, so loving, The rolling seasons, as they move, Keep them all life's dang’rous way: Proclaim thy constant care.

4 Then, within thy fold eternal, 2 When in the bosom of the earth Let them find a resting place ; The sower hid the grain,

Feed in pastures ever vernal, Thy goodness mark'd its secret birth, Drink the rivers of thy grace. And sent the early rain.

HYMN 87. (S. M.) 3 The spring's sweet influence, Lord, was thine,

THE gentle Saviour calls

Our children to his breast; The plants in beauty grew;

He folds them in his gracious arms Thou gav'st the summer's suns to shine,

Himself declares them blest. The mild refreshing dew.

2" Let them approach,” he cries, 4 These various mercies from above

“ Nor scorn their liumble claiin; Matur'd the swelling grain,

4 The heirs of heaven are such as these A kindly harvest crowns thy love,

“ For such as these I came." And plenty fills the plain.

3 Gladly we bring them, Lord, 5 We own and bless thy gracious sway:

Devoting them to thee,
Thy hand all nature hails;
Seed-lime nor harvest, night'nor day,

Imploring, that, as we are thine,

Thine may our offspring be. Summer nor winter fails.

HYMN 88.

(S. M.) HYMN 85. (L. M.) For Public Mercies and Deliverances.

Of Adults.

Ephesians vi. 10--13. SALVATION doth to God belong, SOLDIERS of Christ arise,

His power and grace shall be our And put your armour on, From him alone all mercies flow, (song; Strong in the strength which God supHis arm alone subdues the foe!

Through his eternal Son.

[plies 2 Then praise this God, who bows his 2 Strong in the Lord of hosts, Propitious to his people's prayer; [ear And in his mighty pow'r, And though deliv'rance he may stay, Who in the strength of Jesus trusts, Yet answers still in his own day.

Is more than conqueror. 30 may this goodness lead our land, 3 Stand then in his great night, Still sav'd by thine almighty hand,

With all his strength endu'u;

And take to arm you for the figlit, 13 It saves us from a thousand snares The panoply of God:

To mind religion young 4 That having all things done,

Grace will preserve our following years,

And make our virtues strong.
And all your conflicts past,
Ye may behold your vict'ry won, 4 To thee, Almighty God, to thee
And stand complete at last.

Our hearts we now resign :

"Twill please us to look back and see CONFIRMATION.

That our whole lives were thine. HYMN 89. (L. M.)

HYMN 92.

(C. M.) O

HAPPY day, that stays my choice IN the morn of life, when youth

On thee, my Saviour and my God! With vital ardour glows, Well may this glowing heart rejoice, And shines in all the fairest charms And tell thy goodness all abroad.

That beauty can disclose, 20 happy bond! that seals my vows, 2 Deep in thy soul, before its pow'rs To him who merits all my love;

Are yet by vice enslav'd. Let cheerful anthems fill his house, Be thy Creator's glorious name While to his sacred throne I move. And character engrav'd: 3 'Tis done, the great transaction's done ;|3 Ere yet the shades of sorrow cloud Deign, gracious Lord, to make me thine 3 The sunshine of thy days; Help me, through grace, to follow on, And cares and twils, in endless round, Clad to confess thy voice divine.

Encompass all thy ways: 4 Here rest, my oft divided heart,

4 Ere yet thy heart the woes of age, Fix'd on thy God, thy Saviour, rest; With vain regret, deplore, Who with the world would grieve to And sadly muse on foriner joys, part,

That now return no more. When call'd on angels' fnod to feast.

5 True wisdom, early sought and gain'd 5 High heaven, that heard the solemn

In age will give thee rest :

O then, improve the morn of life,
That vow renew'd shall daily hear,

To make its ev’ning blest !
Till in lite's latest hour I bow,
And bless in death a bond so dear.

HYMN 90. (C. M.)

HYMN 93. (C. M.)
TITNESS, ye men and angels, now;

Rev. v. 12, 9, &c.
Before the Lord we speak;
To him we make our solemn vow, THOU, God, all glory, honour, pow's,
A vow we dare not break:

Art worthy to receive;

Since all things by thy power were made, 2 That, long as life itself shall last,

And by thy bounty live.
Ourselves to Christ we yield;
Nor from his cause will we depart,

2 And worthy is the Lamb all power, Or ever quit the field.

Honour, and wealth, to gain, 3 We trust not in our native strength,

Glory and strength; who for our sins

A sacrifice was slain !
But on his grace rely,
That, with returning wants, the Lord

3 All worthy thou, who hast redeem'd, Will all our need supply.

And ransom'd us to God,

From every nation, every coast, 4 Lord, guide our doubtful feet aright, And keep us in thy ways;

By thy most precious blood. And, while we turn our vows to prayers, 4 Biessing and honour, glory, pow'r, Turn thou our prayers to praise.

By all in earth and heaven, HYMN 91..

(C. M.)

To him that sits upon the throne,

And to the Lamb be given. YOUTH, when devoted to the Lord, is pleasing in his eye.;

HYMN 94. (L. M.) A flow'r, though offer'd in the bud,

My God, and is thy table spread? Is no vain sacrifice.

And does thy cup with love a'er. 2 'Tis easier far if we begin

Thither be all thy children led, [flow : To fear the Lord betimes;

And let them thy sweet mercies know! For sinners who grow old in sin 2 Hail, sacred feast, which Jesus makes! Are harden'd by their crimes.

Rich banquet of his flesh and blood! Kk

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Thrice happy he who here partakes Thy broken flesh, thy bleeding veins, That sacred stream, that heavenly Thy dreadful agonizing pains. food!

6 Let humble, penitential wo, 3 Why are its bounties all in vain With painful, pleasing anguish flow;

Before unwilling hearts display'd ? And thy forgiving love impart, Was not for you the victim slain ? Life, hope, and joy, to every heart.

Are you forbid the children's bread 40 let thy table honour'd be,

ORDINATION, OR INSTITUAnd furnish'd well with joyful guests!

TION OF MINISTERS. And may each soul salvation see,

HYMN 97 (L. M.) That here its holy pledges tastes !

St. Matt. x 5 Drawn by thy-quick’ning grace, Go forth, ge heralds, in my name,

In countless numbers let them come, The glorious jubilee proclaim, And gather from their Father's board, Where'er the human race is found. The bread that lives beyond the tomb !

2 The joyful news to all impart, 6 Nor let thy spreading gospel rest, And teach them where salvation lies; Till through the world thy truth has With care bind up the broken heart, run,

And wipe the tears from weeping eyes. Till with this bread all men be blest, 3 Be wise as serpents, where you go, Who see the light, or feel the sun!

But harmless as the peaceful dove; HYMN 95. (C. M.) And let your heaven-taught conduct

show AND are we now brought near to God,

That ye're commission'd from above Ard, to effect this glorious change, 4 Freely from me ye have receiv'd, Did Jesus shed his blood ?

Freely, in love, to others give; 20 for a song of ardent praise, Thus shall your doctrines be believ'd, To bear our souls above!

And, by your labours, sinners live What should allay our lively hope,

HYMN 98. (L. M.) Or damp our flaming love!

St. Mark xvi. 15, &c. and St. Matt 3 Then let us join the heavenly choirs,

xxviii. 18, &c.
To praise our heavenly King !
O may that love which spread this board,

VO preach my gospel," saith the

[ceive; Inspire us while we sing

" Bid the whole earth my grace re. 4 “Glory to God in highest strains, - Explain to them my sacred word, " And to the earth be peace;

“Bid them believe, obey, and live. "Good-will from heaven to men is come, 2"I'll make my great commission known, “And let it never cease!"

" And ye shall prove my gospel true, HYMN 96. (L. M.) “ By all the works that I have done,

"And all the wonders ye shall do. To Jesus, our exalted Lord, [ador’d,

That name, in heav'n and earth 3 “ Go heal the sick, go raise the dead, Fain would our hearts and voices raise "Go cast out devils in my name; A cheerful song of sacred praise. “ Nor let my prophets be afraid, 2 But all the notes which mortals know,

Though Greeks reproach, and Jews Are weak, and languishing, and low;

blaspheme. Far, far above our humble songs, 4 “While thus ye follow my commands, The theme demands immortal tongues.

“ I'm with you till the world shall end; 3 Yet whilst around his board we meet, “ All power is trusted in my hands; And worship at his sacred feet,

“I can destroy, and can defend.” O let our warm affections move, 5 He spake, and light shone round his In glad returns of grateful love.

head; 4 Yes, Lord, we love and we adore,

On a bright cloud tɔ heaven he rode, But long to know and love thee more; They to the farthest nations spread And, whilst we taste the bread and wine,

The grace of their ascended God. Desire to feed on joys divine.

HYMN 99. (L. M.) 5 Let faith our feeble senses aid, THE Savionr, when to heaven lie rose, To see thy wondrous love display'd ; In splendid triumph o'er his foes,

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