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505

— In God's own Son believing,

From sin may they be free;
And gospel grace receiving,
Find life and peace in thee.

HYMN 505, L. M.

The Close of the Sabbath.

m 1 A NOTHER day has passed along,

-£*• And we are nearer to the tomb,—

< . Nearer to join the heavenly song, > Or hear the last eternal doom.

dol 2 Sweet is the light of Sabbath eve,

And soft the sunbeams lingering there;

< For these blest hours, the world I leave, / "Wafted on wings of faith and prayer.

dol 3 The time—how lovely and how still;

Peace shines and smiles on all below,—
The plain, the stream, the wood, the hill,—
All fair with evening's setting g?ow.

4 Season of rest! the tranquil soul

Feels the sweet calm, and melts to love; And, while these sacred moments roll, mf Faith sees a smiling heaven above.

— 5 Nor will our days of toil be long,

Our pilgrimage will soon be trod;

< And we shall join the ceaseless song,— / The endless Sabbath of our God.

* KClR HYMN 506, CM. ] { «_/ KJ O Evening of the Lord's Day. \

\ m 1 "PREQUENT the day of God returns, j

* -T To shed its quickening beams; j I And yet how slow devotion burns! t | mp How languid are its flames! \

J 2 Accept our faint attempts to love, j

I Our frailties, Lord! forgive; *

j — We would be like thy saints above, J

| And praise thee while we live. j

I 3 Increase, O Lord! our faith and hope, j

j And fit us to ascend, j

A < "Where the assembly ne'er breaks up, 1

| mf The Sabbath ne'er shall end:— { SABBATH, 519 1

4 Where we shall hreathe in heavenly air,
With heavenly lustre shine,
Before the throne of God appear,
And feast on love divine :—

f 5 Where we, in high seraphic strains,
Shall all our powers employ;
Delighted range th' ethereal plains,
And take our fill of joy.

507

HYMN 507, C. M.

Lord's Day Evening.

off 1 WHEN, O dear Jesus! when shall I
»* Behold thee all-serene;
Blest in perpetual Sabbath day,
Without a veil .between?

{ 2 Assist me while I wander here,

♦ Amidst a world of cares;
| Incline my heart to pray with love,
I And then accept my prayers.

} 8 Spare me, my God! Oh! spare the soul

I That gives itself to thee;

| Take all that I possess below,

I And give thyself to me.

t 4 Thy Spirit, O my Father! give

# To be my guide and friend, *

* < To light my path to ceaseless joys, j ; mf Where Sabbaths never end.' ♦

SANCTUARY.

508

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HYMN 508, S. M.

The Mercy Seat.

mf 1 TTOW charming is the place,
XI Where my Redeemer God
Unveils the glories of his face,
And sheds his love abroad!

i —• 2 Not the fair palaces, v

I To which the great resort,

j Are once to be compared with this, I

I Where Jesus holds his c ourt. i 520 HYMNS DIX, DX. [

,. . . , __ ——— f

3 Here, on the mercy seat,'

mf With radiant glory crowned, \

Our joyful eyes behold thee sit, i

And smile on all around. \

HYMN 509, C. M.

The Glory of Zion.

aff 4 To thee, our prayers and cries $

Each humble soul presents; \

Oh! listen to our broken sighs, J

And grant us all our wants. j

5 Give us, O Lord! a place, $

Within thy blest abode, $

Among the children of thy grace,— \

The servants of our God. \

509

mf 1 ITOW honorable is the place, \

"Where we adoring stand; J

/ Zion!—the glory of the earth, \

And beauty of the land! |

2 Bulwarks of mighty grace defend \

The city where we dwell; I

The walls, of strong salvation made, \

Defy th' assaults of hell. *

3 Lift up the everlasting gates, {

The doors wide open fling; \

Enter, ye nations that obey
The statutes of our King!

— 4 Here shall you taste unmingled joys,
> And live in perfect peace,—

— You that have known Jehovah's name,

And ventured on his grace.

mf 5 Trust in the Lord, for ever trust,

And banish all your fears: / Strength, in the Lord Jehovah, dwells,

Eternal as his years.

pz^r\ HYMN 510, L. M. \

OIU The Church, the Palace of God. \

mf 1 TTAPPY the church, thou sacred place, j

-El The seat of thy Creator's grace! \

Thy holy courts are his abode, |

Thou earthly palace of our God! |

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— Indulgent still,

Till earth conspire

< To join the choir, / On Zion's hill.

/r-j Q HYMN 512, 7s.

%J 1 /& The House of Prayer and Praise,

m IT ORD of hosts! to thee we raise,

Jj Here, a house of prayer and praise;
Thou thy people's heart prepare,
Here to meet for praise and prayer.

2 Let the living here he fed,

"With thy word, the heavenly bread;
Here, in hope of glory blest,
May the dead be laid to rest.

3 Here, to thee a temple stand,
While the sea shall girt the land;
Here, reveal thy mercy sure,
While the sun and moon endure.

/" 4 Hallelujah!—earth and sky
To the joyful sound reply;
Hallelujah!—hence ascend
Prayer and praise, till time shall end.

r^ HYMN 513, L. M.

t/lO On opening a House of Worship.

m 1 TTERE, in thy name, eternal God!

•H We build this earthly house for thee;
Oh! make it now thy fixed abode,
And keep it, Lord! from error free.

2 When here thy people seek thy face,

< And dying sinners pray to live;

— Hear thou, in heaven, thy dwelling place, > And when thou nearest, Lord! forgive

< 3 Here, when thy messengers proclaim, mf The blessed gospel of thy Son;

< Still, by the power of his great name, f Be mighty signs and wonders done.

< 4 When children's voices raise the song,— / Hcsanna to their heavenly King,—

Let heaven, with earth, the strain prolong ■ u Hosanna!" let the angels sing.

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