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700. 7s. M. 61. ANONYMOUS.
Nor at eve withhold thy hand;
Or if both alike shall stand,
To reward the sower's care?
Lanes and alleys, dark and foul,
Each with an immortal soul,
Reckless of the coming doom.
Scenes of infamy and crime;
Burst, as in the northern clime
Starts from Winter's cold embrace. 4 Sow it with unsparing hand;
'Tis the kingdom's precious seed,
And his grace shall crown the deed;
701. 6 & 4s. M. WATERSTON.
For a Religious Festival.
Look from thy throne above
And bliss impart;
Bind heart to heart.
Flowers into birth:
O'er all the earth. 3 God bless the Christian band Who, through our wide-spread land,
Go forth in might;
And scatter light.
Bless those we love;
Truth from above.
Make us as one;
True to thy Son.
702. C. M. FROTHINGHAM.
Christ and the Church.
Ere nature was begun !
Thy Spirit and thy Son.
The heathens' rage and scoff; Thy Providence its fenced wall,
« The Lamb the light thereof." 3 Thy Christ hath reached his heavenly seat,
Through sorrows and through scars ; The golden lamps are at his feet,
And in his hand the stars. *
With his rebuke and love,
A ray from worlds above.
703. C. M. BRYANT.
Dedication Hymn. 1 0 Thou, whose own vast temple stands,
Built over earth and sea,
Have raised to worship thee.
Within these courts to bide,
Securely by thy side.
* Rev. ii. 1.
3 May erring minds that worship here
Be taught the better way,
Be strengthened as they pray. 4 May faith grow firm, and love grow warm,
And pure devotion rise,
Of earth-born passion dies.
704. L. M. WATERSTON.
Ordination Hymn. 1 Great Source of good; onr God and Friend!
Fountain of life and light divine ! Here thy adoring children bend,
And pray to be forever thine. 2 Bless thou the work we here begin ;
Bless him who now is set apart; That, moved by faith lost souls to win,
Thy holy truth he may impart. 3 Long may thy blessings crown, O God,
This servant of the Prince of Peace; Here may he spread heaven's light abroad,
Bid knowledge reign, and faith increase. 4 Wisdom to us and virtue give,
And, by thy Spirit, lead us still With thee to walk, for thee to live,
To love thy word, and do thy will. 5 And when our mission here is o'er,
O, take us to thyself in love,
And dwell with Christ, in worlds above.
705. L. M. BOWRING.
Introduction to Evening Worship.
How all thy boundless love declare?
But heaven is open to our prayer,-
That glorious heaven which has no bound,
And life and beauty glow around. 2 We would adore thee, God sublime,
Whose power and wisdom, love and grace, Are greater than the round of time,
And wider than the bounds of space; 0, how shall thought expression find,
All lost in thine immensity!
Amid thy dread infinity!
As in thy glittering, high domain;
Can never seek thy face in vain :
Help us thy boundless love declare;
and hearken to our prayer.