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That we at length in joy may meet

Around thy throne above.

HYMN 93.
(CM. UNIVERSITY.)
Early attention to the scripture recommended.
1 BESTOW, O Lord ! upon our youth,

The gift of saving grace;
And let the seed of sacred truth

Fall in a fruitful place.
2 Grace is a plant, where'er it grows,

Of pure and heavenly root,
But fairest in the youngest shews,

And yields the sweetest fruit.
3 Ye careless children ! hear betimes

The voice of sovereign love:
Your life is stain’d with numerous crimes,

But mercy reigns above. 4 True, you are young, but there's a stone

Within the youngest breast,
Or half the sins which you have done

Would rob you of your rest.
5 For you the public prayer is made;

Oh ! join the public prayer;
For
you

the secret tear is shed,
Oh! shed yourselves a tear.
6 We pray that you may early prove

The Spirit's power to teach :
You cannot be too young to love

That Saviour whom we preach.

HYMN 94.
(c. M. ST. JAMES's.)

No peace to the wicked.
1 Lost in the wildering maze of sin,

And far from God astray,
The wicked, guiled by Satan's arts,

Pursue their dreadful way.
2 From day to day they roam for rest,

But all their search is vain ;
They seek the living 'mong the dead,

And joy where sorrows reign. 3 Estranged from Thee, Thou God of peace,

What peace can sinners find ?
What, but the phantom Satan gives,

To lure the captive mind ?
4 The wicked, like the troubled sea,

In restless motion rage,
And with their conscience, and with Thee,

Unceasing warfare wage.
5. Till Thou direct our feet aright,

And guide us by thy love,
From heaven and peace, and safety far,

Our wandering footsteps rove.
6 When faith, uplifting meek her eye,

Beholds thine anger cease,
And grace inspires the hope of heaven ;-
This, this alone is

peace.
HYMN 95.
(P. M. BURNHAM.)

Praise for the Sabbath. 1 AWAKE, ye saints awake! And hail this sacred day;

* Isa. lvii. 20.

In loftiest songs of praise

Your joyful homage pay;
Come, bless the day that God hath bless'd,
The type of heaven's eternal rest.
2 On this auspicious morn

The Lord of life arose,
And burst the bars of death,

And vanquish'd all our foes :
And now He pleads our cause above,
And reaps the fruit of all his love.
3 All hail; triumphant Lord?

Heaven with hosannas rings ; And earth, in humbler strains, Thy praise responsive sings: 6 Worthy the Lamb that once was slain, Through endless years to live and reign !” 4. Great King! gird on thy sword,

Ascend thy conquering car,
While justice, power, and love,

Maintain the glorious war:
This day let sinners own thy sway,
And cast their fruitless arms away.

HYMN 96.
(L. M. PORTUGUESE.)

On the Sabbath. 1 This is the day the Lord hath bless’d,

The day to us in mercy given ;
The holy sabbath of his rest,

The pledge and type of rest in heaven. 2 This day within thy courts, O Lord !

Thy saints delight to seek thy face,

To sing thy praises, hear thy word,

Unfold their wants, and taste thy grace. 3 May we the blest assembly join,

To God devote this sacred day;
Our earthly cares and thoughts resign,

“Look up to heaven, and learn the way!" 4 May we by every sabbath grow

In grace, humanity, and love;
Thus, by thy holy rest below,
Made fitter for thy rest above.

HYMN 97.
(L. M. NEW SABBATH.)

The Sabbath an emblem and type of heaven. 1 AGAIN our weekly labours end,

And we the Sabbath's call attend;
Improve, our souls, the sacred rest;

Come, bless the day that God hath bless’d. 2 This day may our devotions rise

To heaven a grateful sacrifice;
And heaven that peace of God bestow,

Which none, but they who feel it, know ! 3 That peace of God within the breast

Is the rich foretaste of a rest,
Which for the church of God remains;

A rest from sin, and guilt, and pains. 4 In holy duties let this day,

Heaven's type and emblem, pass away:
And may we thus cach Sabbath spend
In hopes of that which shall not end !

HYMN 98

(c. M. EGYPT.)
For the blessing of God on public worship.
I AGAin our earthly cares we leave,

And to thy courts repair;
Again with joyful feet we come,

To meet our Saviour there.
2 Great Shepherd of thy people ! hear ;

Thy presence now display:
We stand within thy house of prayer ;

Oh! give us hearts to pray. 3 The clouds which vail Thee from our sight,

In pity, Lord! remove:
Dispose our hearts to hear aright

The message of thy love.
4 Impress'd with holy fear and love,

We kneel before thy face:
Oh ! may the children of thy power
Be children of thy grace !

HYMN 99.

(L. M. DERBY.) )
For the blessing of God on public worship.
1 JESUS! thy people love to meet,

And fall before thy mercy-seat :
Whene'er they seek Thee, Thou art found

Within thy temple's hallow'd ground. 2 Great Shepherd of thy chosen few !

Thy former mercies here renew :
Here to our waiting souls proclaim,
The glories of thy saving name.

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