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— 5 But will, indeed, Jehovah deign,

Here to abide,—no transient guest?
Here, will our great Redeemer reign,
And here, the Holy Spirit rest ?—

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.

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. f? -J p- HYMN 515, C. M.

fj X tJ Dedication of a Church.

10D of the universe! to thee
This sacred fane we rear,
And now, with songs and bended knee,
Invoke thy presence here.

mf 2 Long may this echoing dome resound
The praises of thy name,—
These hallowed walls to all around
The Triune God proclaim.

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,
mf May all, who own thee here, be borne

': / To mansions in the skies.

MINISTRY.

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/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!
Which kings and prophets waited for,
And sought, but never found.

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,
Through all the earth abroad;
Let every nation now behold
Their Saviour and their God.

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,
By all the works that I have done,
By all the wonders ye shall do.

3 "Teach all the nations my commands,—
I'm with you till the world shall end;
All power is trusted in my hands,
I can destroy, and I defend."

< 4 He spake—and light shone round his head; mf On a bright cloud, to heaven he rode:

They, to the farthest nations, spread
The grace of their ascended God.

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;
Now let them, from the mouth of God,

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;
And watch thou daily o'er their souk,
That they may watch for thee.

: 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;
Graces and gifts to each supply,
And clothe thy priests with righteousness,

2 Within thy temple where we stand,
To teach the truth as taught by thee,

Saviour! like stars in thy right hand,
The angels of the churches be!

3 "Wisdom and zeal, and faith impart,
Firmness with meekness from above,

To bear thy people on our hearts,
And love the souls whom thou dost love :-

4 To watch and pray, and never faint;
By day and night strict guard to keep;

< To warn the sinner, cheer the saint,

— Nourish thy lambs, and feed thy sheep.

5 Then, when our work is finished here,
In humble hope, our charge resign:

When the chief Shepherd shall appear,
0 God! may they and we be thine.

520

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,—•
The aged and the young;
The watchful eye, in darkness closed,
And mute th' instructive tongue;

— 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,
His promise is our trust;

< 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;—
JA> Soul of the just, set free!
Blest be thy memory, and blest
Thy bright example be!
2 Faith, perseverance, zeal,

< 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;
But go—as each hath gone before,—

< 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:—
mf To thee we lift our eye.

< 6 On thee our hopes depend;
mf We gather round our Rock;

— 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,

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