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3 We give Thee, sacred Spirit, praise,

Who in our hearts of sin and woo
Mak’st living springs of grace arise,

And into boundless glory flow.
4 Thus God the Father, God the Son,

And God the Spirit we adore;
That sea of life and love unknown,
Unfathom'd depth without a shore.

450 2 Cor. xil. 14.

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7's. LUTHER 1 YOD the Father, with us be,

From sin's bondage set us free,

Help us happily to die.
2 God the Saviour, with us be,

Shield us, Thou, from danger nigh;
From sin's bondage set us free,

Help us happily to die.
3 God the Spirit, with us be,

Shield us, Thou, from danger nigh;
From sin's bondage set us free,

Help us happily to die.
4 Keep us in the heavenly faith,

From all evil set us free;
Thine in life, and Thine in death,
Thine alone,

-eternally.

451 Rev. vil. 12.

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6 7's. CONDER, 1 row with angels round the throne,

Cherubim and seraphim,
And the church which still is one,
Let us swell the sulemn hymn-
Glory to the great I AM:
Glory to the Victim Lamb.

2 Blessing, honour, glory, might,

And dominion infinite,
To the Father of our Lord,
To the Spirit and the Word ;
As it was all worlds before,
Is, and shall be evermore.

452

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PRAISE

Col. i. 12-20.

8.7. the God of all creation : Praise the Father's boundless love ; Praise the Lamb, our expiation,

Priest and King enthron'd above; Praise the Fountain of Salvation,

Him by whom our spirits live : Undivided adoration

To the One Jehovah give.

HYMNS

CONCERNING MAN.

HIS SPIRITUAL AND IMMORTAL

NATURE. 453 Gen. Il. 7. C. M. SIR J. E. SMITH 1 To which the angels bow,

Name, By which the worlds from nothing came,

The heaven of heavens, and thou. 2 The God who sits enthron'd above

Thy breath of life has given : His voice in thunder, and in love,

Calls thee from earth to heaven. 3 This speck of earth is not thy home,

Nor mortal joys thine end : Beyond the starry-spangled dome

T'hy boundless views extend.
4 Why fondly pluck the withering flowers

That only deck thy tomb,
While amaranthine wreaths and bowers

For thee immortal bloom ?
6 Resign thy joys and hopes to God;

Cast flesh and sin away ;
Pursue the path thy Saviour trod,
And rise to endless day.

454 Eccles. Ix. 10. 8.7. LONGFELLOW.

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JELL me not in mournful numbers,

For the soul is dead that slumbers,

And things are not what they seem. 2 Life is réal, life is earnest,

And the grave is not its goal; “Dust thou art, to dust returnest,"

Was not spoken of the soul. 3 Not enjoyment, and not sorrow,

Is our destined end or way; But to act, that each to-morrow

Find us farther than to-day. 4 Art is long, and time is fleeting,

And our hearts, though stout and brave, Still like muffled drums are beating

Funeral marches to the grave. 5 Lives of good men all remind us

We can make our lives sublime,
And, departing, leave behind us,

Footprints on the sands of time: 6 Footprints that perhaps another,

Sailing o'er life's solemn main,
A forlorn and shipwrecked brother,

Seeing, shall take heart again. 7 Let us then be up and doing,

Nor our onward course abate;
Still achieving, still pursuing,

Learn to labour and to wait.

455

Mark viii. 36, 37. C. M. MONTGOMERY. 1

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VHAT is the thing of greatest price, That which was lost in Paradise ;

That which in Christ is found :

2 The soul of man,--Jehovah's breath,

That keeps two worlds at strife; Hell moves beneath to work its death,

Heaven stoops to give it life. 3 God to redeem it did not spare

His well-beloved Son ;
Jesus, to save it, deigned to bear

The sins of all in one.

4 And is this treasure borne below

In earthen vessels frail ?
Can none its utmost value know,

Till flesh and spirit fail?
5 Then let us gather round the cross,

That knowledge to obtain, Not by the soul's eternal loss,

But everlasting gain.

Prov. xix. 2. D.L.M. LEEDS SEL.

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all that live, and move, and breathe,

He looks above, around, beneath,
At once the heir of heaven and earth :
Beyond the grave, with hope sublime,
Destined a nobler course to run,
In his career the end of time

Is but eternity begun.
2 What guides him in his high pursuit,

Opens, illumines, cheers his way,
Discerns the immortal from the brute,
God's image from the mould of clay?
"Tis knowledge :-knowledge to the soul
Is power, and liberty, and peace;
And while celestial ages roll,
The joys of knowledge shall increase.

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