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4 O come, and drive each fear away,
Into my soul descend;
My author and my end.
430. The Lord's Day Morning. L.M.
It is a good thing to give thanks unto the LORD, and
to sing praises unto thy name, O Most High; to show forth thy loving kindness in the morning.PSALM xcii. 1, 2.
1 Sweet is the work, my God, my King,
To praise thy name, give thanks and sing,
2 My heart snall triumph in my Lord,
And bless his works, and bless his word; Thy works of grace how bright they shine,
How deep thy counsels, how divine ! 3 Lord, 'tis a pleasant thing to stand
In gardens planted by thine hand;
4 There grow thy saints in faith and love,
Blest with thine influence from above; Time that doth all things else impair, Still makes them flourish strong and fair
5 The plants of grace shall ever live,
Nature decays but grace must thrive;
431. The Lord's Day Morning. C.M. 1 TO-DAY God bids the faithful rest,
To-day he showers his grace: “ Seek ye my face,” the Lord hath said ;
Lord, we will seek thy face. 2 Come, let us leave the things of earth,
With God's assembly join :
And give them joys divine ! 3 Freely invited, lo! we come,
Lord of our life and soul;
Be pleased to make us whole.
Thou fountain-head of good ;
O cleanse us in thy blood,
May we be faithful found :
And in thy praise abound.
With faith thy word to hear;
And let us find thee near.
432. The Lord's Day Evening. C.M. Rejoice the soul of thy servant: for unto thee, O Lord,
do I lift up my soul.-Psalm lxxxvi. 4.
Behold thee all serene,
Without a veil between ?
Amidst a world of cares;
And then accept my prayers.
No more hell's captive led ;
For whom the Saviour bled.
That gives itself to thee!
And give thyself to me,
To be my guide and friend;
Where sabbaths never end.
433. Lord's Day Evening. L.M. God is greatly to be feared in the assembly of the
saints.- PSALM lxxxix. 7.
A whole assembly worship thee !
2 I have been there, and still would go,
'Tis like a little heaven below:
The texts and doctrines of thy word :
But love thee better than before. 4 With thoughts of Christ, and things divine,
Fill up this foolish heart of mine;
434. The Eternal Sabbath. L.M.
There remaineth therefore a rest to the people of God.
-HEB, iv. 9.
In this thine house, on this thy day;
The songs which from thy people rise. 2 Thine earthly sabbaths, Lord, we love :
But there's a nobler rest above;
With lively faith and strong desire. 3 No more fatigue, no more distress,
Nor sin, nor hell, shall reach the place;
4 No rude alarms of raging foes;
No cares to break the long repose :
But sacred, high, eternal noon. 5 O long-expected day, begin,
Dawn on these realms of woe and sin;
weary road, And sleep in death to rest with God.
435. Before Prayer. L.M. Praying always with all prayer and supplication in
the Spirit.—Eph. vi. 18. 1 Come, Holy Spirit, calm my mind,
And fit me to approach my God; Remove each vain, each worldly thought,
And lead me to thy blest abode. 2 Hast thou imparted to my soul
A living spark of heavenly fire ?
With ardent zeal my soul inspire ! 3 O make my wand'ring heart to feel
The love that Christ to sinners bore; Then mourn the wounds my sins produc'd, And
my redeeming God adore.