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— 5 But will, indeed, Jehovah deign,
Here to abide,—no transient guest?
6 Thy glory never hence depart!
Yet choose not, Lord! this house alone;
< Thy kingdom come, in every heart,-— mf In every bosom, fix thy throne.
pr+A HYMN 514, L. M.
fj JL Td Prayer on opening a Church Edifice.
m 1 WITHIN thy house, O Lord our God! mf »» In glorious majesty appear;
— Make this a place of thine abode,
And shed thy choicest blessings here.
2 When we thy mercy seat surround,
Thy Spirit, with thy word, impart;
< And lei thy gospel's joyful sound, mf With power divine, reach every heart.
3 Here, let the blind their sight obtain, mp Here, give the broken spirit rest;
< Let Jesus here triumphant reign,— mf Enthroned in every yielding breast.
— 4 Here, let the voice of sacred joy
And humble supplication rise,
< Till higher strains our tongues employ, / In realms of. bliss, beyond the skies.
. f? -J p- HYMN 515, C. M.
fj X tJ Dedication of a Church.
10D of the universe! to thee
mf 2 Long may this echoing dome resound
8 Here, let thy love—thy presence dwell,— Thy glory here make known; < Thy people's home, Oh! come, and fill,
— And seal it as thine own.
p 4 "When sad with care, by sin oppressed, ♦
Here may the burdened soul, *
> Beneath thy sheltering wing, find rest; \
< Here, make the wounded whole. *
— 5 And, when the last long Sabbath morn.
< Upon the just, shall rise,
': / To mansions in the skies.
/r-i n HYMN 516, S. M.
O X 0 The Heralds of Christ.
[~OW beauteous are their feet/ Who stand on Zion's hill! mf Who bring salvation on their tongues, — And words of peace reveal!
2 How charming is their voice! How sweet the tidings are!— mf "Zion! behold thy Saviour King, f He reigns and triumphs here!"
mf 3 How happy are our ears,
That hear this joyful sound!
4 How blessed are our eyes,
That see this heavenly light! Prophets and kings desired it long, mp But. died without the sight.
mf 5 The watchmen join their voice, And tuneful notes employ;
f Jerusalem breaks forth in songs,
And deserts learn the joy.
6 The Lord makes bare his arm,
FL-try HYMN 517, L. M.
l/l I The great Commission,
m'1 1 "r\ O, preacli my gospel!"—saith the Lord,— VJ "Bid the whole earth my grace receive; He shall be saved who trusts my word; mp. He shall be damned who don't believe.
— 2 "I '11 make your great commission known,
And ye shall prove my gospel true,
3 "Teach all the nations my commands,—
< 4 He spake—and light shone round his head; mf On a bright cloud, to heaven he rode:
They, to the farthest nations, spread
rin HYMN 518, CM.
t/lO Ministers watch for Souls.
mf 1 T ET Zion's watchmen all awake,
— -LJ And take th' alarm they give;
mp Their awful charge receive.
— 2 'T is not a cause of small import,
The pastor's care demands;
< But what might fill an angel's heart ;—
> It filled a Saviour's hands.
— 3 They watch for souls, for which the Lord
Did heavenly bliss forego ;—
< For souls, that must for ever live,
> In raptures, or in woe.
— 4 All to the great tribunal haste,
Th' account to render there; mp And should'st thou strictly mark our faults, p Lord! how should we appear?
— 5 May they that Jesus, whom they preacli,
Their own Redeemer, see;
: 526 HYMNS DXIX, DXX.
r1Q HYMN 519, L. M.
t)li/ Meeting of Ministers.
m 1 pOUR out thy Spirit from on high;
A Lord! thine assembled servants bless;
2 Within thy temple where we stand,
Saviour! like stars in thy right hand,
3 "Wisdom and zeal, and faith impart,
To bear thy people on our hearts,
4 To watch and pray, and never faint;
< To warn the sinner, cheer the saint,
— Nourish thy lambs, and feed thy sheep.
5 Then, when our work is finished here,
When the chief Shepherd shall appear,
HYMN 520, C. M.
The Death of a Minister.
m 1 "VTOW let our drooping hearts revive,
li And all our tears be dry; > Why should those eyes be drowned in grief,
< That view a Saviour nigh?
mp 2 Though earthly shepherds dwell in dust,—•
— 3 Th' eternal Shepherd still survives,
New comfort to impart;
< His eye still guides us, and his voice mf Still animates our heart.
— 4 "Lo! I am with you," saith the Lord,
aMy church shall safe abide;" The Lord will ne'er forsake his own, Who in his love confide
5 Through every scene of life and death,
< And this shall be our children's song,
> When we are cold in dust.
^01 HYMN 521, S. M.
0/1 . The Pastor's Death.
m 1 T>EST from thy labor, rest;—
< Language of light and power,
— Love,—prompt to act, and quick to feel,—
> , Marked thee, till life's last hour.
— -3 Now,—toil and conflict o'er,—
Go, take with saints thy place;
< A sinner saved by grace.
— 4 Lord Jesus! to thy hands mp Our pastor we resign;
— And now we wait thine own commands;—
We were not his, but thine. 5 Thou art thy church's head;
> And, when the members die,
< Thou raisest others in their stead:—
< 6 On thee our hopes depend;
— Send whom thou wilt; but condescend
Thyself to feed thy flock.
/^QQ HYMN 522, S. M.
%J/&/& TVie Death of an aged Minister.
mf"\ "OERVANT of God! well done!
O Rest from thy loved employ: /" The battle fought,—the vict'ry won,—
Enter thy Master's joy."
— 2 The voice at midnight came,
He started up to hear;
> A mortal arrow pierced his frame,
< He fell—but felt no fear. *
— 3 Tranquil amid alarms,
It found him on the field,