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4 O come, and drive each fear away,

Into my soul descend;
No longer from thy creature stay,

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,
Sweet is the day of sacred rest;
No mortal cares shall seize



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;
Let me within thy courts be seen,
Like a young cedar fresh and green.

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;
Laden with fruits of age they show
The Lord is holy, just, and true.

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 :
Jesus descends his saints to meet,

And give them joys divine ! 3 Freely invited, lo! we come,

Lord of our life and soul;
We come diseas’d, and faint, and sick,

Be pleased to make us whole.
4 We thirst, and fly to thee, O Lord,

Thou fountain-head of good ;
Sinful we come, and all unclean,

O cleanse us in thy blood,
5 Amidst th' assembly of thy saints

May we be faithful found :
With them in humble pray'r unite,

And in thy praise abound.
6 Let thy good Spirit help our souls

With faith thy word to hear;
Be with us in thy temple, Lord,

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.
1 WHEN, O my Saviour, when shall I

Behold thee all serene,
Bless'd in perpetual sabbath-day,

Without a veil between ?
2 Assist me while I wander here

Amidst a world of cares;
Incline mine heart to pray with love,

And then accept my prayers.
3 Release my soul from ev'ry chain,

No more hell's captive led ;
And pardon a repenting child,

For whom the Saviour bled.
4 Spare me, my God! O spare the soul

That gives itself to thee!
Take all that I possess below,

And give thyself to me,
5 Thy Spirit. O my Father! give,

To be my guide and friend;
To light my way to ceaseless joys,

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.
1 LORD, how delightful 'tis to see

A whole assembly worship thee !
At once they sing, at once they pray!
They hear of heav'n and learn the way.

2 I have been there, and still would go,

'Tis like a little heaven below:
May nothing draw


Or tempt me to forget this day.
3 O write upon my mem’ry, Lord,

The texts and doctrines of thy word :
That I may break thy laws no more,

But love thee better than before. 4 With thoughts of Christ, and things divine,

Fill up this foolish heart of mine;
That hoping pardon through his blood,
I may lie down and wake with God.

434. The Eternal Sabbath. L.M.

There remaineth therefore a rest to the people of God.

-HEB, iv. 9.
1 LORD of the Sabbath, hear us pray

In this thine house, on this thy day;
And own as grateful sacrifice,

The songs which from thy people rise. 2 Thine earthly sabbaths, Lord, we love :

But there's a nobler rest above;
To that our longing hearts aspire

With lively faith and strong desire. 3 No more fatigue, no more distress,

Nor sin, nor hell, shall reach the place;
No groans shall mingle with the songs
Which issue from immortal tongues.

4 No rude alarms of raging foes;

No cares to break the long repose :
No midnight shade, no clouded sun,

But sacred, high, eternal noon. 5 O long-expected day, begin,

Dawn on these realms of woe and sin;
Fain would we leave the

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 ?
O kindle now the sacred flame,

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.

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