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2 O heavenly Comforter, sweet guest,

Hallow and calm my troubled breast :
Weary, I come to Thee for rest;

Smile on my evening hour. 3 O ever present, ever nigh,

Jesus, on Thee I fix mine eye,
Thou hear'st the contrite spirit's sigh ;

Smile on my evening hour. 4 My only Intercessor, Thou,

Mingle Thy fragrant incense now
With every prayer and every vow;

Smile on my evening hour, 5 And O, when life's short course shall end,

And death's dark shades around impend, My God, my everlasting Friend,

Smile on my evening hour.

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Isaiah ii. 3, 4. L. M. MONTGOMERY. 1

, Millions this day before Thee bowed ; Their faces Zion-ward were set, Vows with their lips to Thee they vowed: 2 But Thou, soul-searching God! hast known

The hearts of all that bent the knee,
And hast accepted those alone,

In spirit and truth that worshipped Thee. 3 People of many a tribe and tongue,

Men of strange colours, climates, lands, Have heard Thy truth, Thy glory sung,

And offered prayer with holy hands. 4 Soon as the light of morning broke

O'er island, continent, or deep,
Thy far-spread family awoke,
Sabbath all round the world to keep.

5 From east to west, the sun surveyed,

From north to south, adoring throngs ,
And still, when evening stretched her

shade,
The stars came out to hear their songs.
6 Harmonious as the winds and seas,

In halcyon hours, when storms are flown,
Arose earth's Babel languages,

In pure accordance to Thy throne.
7 Not angel-trumpets sound more clear,

Not elders' harps, nor seraphs' lays,
Yield sweeter music to Thine ear,

Than humble prayer and thankful praise. 8 And not a prayer, a tear, a sigh,

Hath failed this day some suit to gain;
To those in trouble, Thou wert nigh,

Not one hath sought Thy face in vain. 9 Thy poor were bountifully fed,

Thy chastened sons have kissed the rod,
Thy mourners have been comforted,
The pure in heart have seen their God.
10 Yet one prayer more l-and be it one,

In which both heaven and earth accord;
Fulfil Thy promise to Thy Son.
Let all that breathe call Jesus, Lord.

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Psalm lxix. 34. 7'8. MONTGOMERY.

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Heaven with hallelujahs rang, When Jehovah's work begun, When He spake, and it was done.

2 Songs of praise awoke the morn,

When the Prince of Peace was born;
Songs of praise arose, when He

Captive led captivity.
3 Heaven and earth must pass away,

Songs of praise shall crown that day;
God will make new heavens and earth,

Songs of praise shall hail their birth. 4 And shall man alone be dumb,

Till that glorious kingdom come?
No ;-the Church delights to raise

Psalms, and hymns, and songs of praise. 6 Saints below, with heart and voice,

Still in songs of praise rejoice;
Learning here, by faith and love,

Songs of praise to sing above.
6 Borne upon their latest breath,

Songs of praise shall conquer death;
Then, amidst eternal joy,
Songs of praise their powers employ.

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Rev. vii. 9-12. C. M. MONTGOMERY. 1 YING we the song of those who stand

Around the eternal throne,
Of every kindred, clime, and land,

A multitude unknown.
2 Life's poor distinctions vanish here;

To-day the young, the old,
Our Saviour and His flock appear

One Shepherd and one fold. 3 Toil, trial, suffering, still await

On earth the pilgrim-throng,
Yet learn we in our low estate,

The saint's triumphant song.

4 Worthy the Lamb for sinners slain,

Cry the redeemed above, Blessing and honour to obtain,

And everlasting love. 5 Worthy the Lamb! on earth we sing,

Who died our souls to save; Henceforth, O death! where is thy sting?

Thy victory, O grave?
6 Then hallelujah! power and praise

To God in Christ be given;
May all who now this anthem raise,

Renew the strain in heaven.

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Psalm xc. 1. 87's. SANDYS. 1

Thou by whom we live and move,
O how sweet, with joyful tongue,
To resound Thy praise in song!
When the morning paints the skies,
When the sparkling stars arise,
All Thy favours to rehearse,
- And give thanks in grateful verse.
2 Sweet the day of sacred rest,

When devotion fills the breast,
When we dwell within Thy house,
Hear Thy word and pay our vows;
Notes to heaven's high mansions raise,
Fill its courts with joyful praise ;
With repeated hymns proclaim

Great Jehovah's awful name.
3 From Thy works our joys arise,

O Thou only good and wise:
Who Thy wonders can declare?
How profound Thy counsels are!
Warm our hearts with sacred fire;
Grateful fervours still inspire;
All our powers, with all their might,
Ever in Thy praise unite.

783 Neb. IX. B. S.M.

MONTGOMERY, 1 YTAND up and bless the Lord, Stand up, and bless the Lord your God,

With heart, and soul, and voice. 2 Though high above all praise,

Above all blessing high,
Who would not fear His holy name,

And laud and magnify ? 3 O for the living flame

From His own altar brought,
To touch our lips, our minds inspire,

And wing to heaven our thought ! 4 There, with benign regard,

Our hymns He deigns to hear; Though unrevealed to mortal sense,

The spirit feels Him near.
5 God is our strength and song,

And His salvation ours;
Then be His love in Christ proclaimed

With all our ransomed powers. 6 Stand up and bless the Lord,

The Lord your God adore;
Stand up and bless His glorious name,

Henceforth for evermore.

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Neh. ix. 5. C. M. LEEDS SEL 1 O rise,

Thy glorious name to bless :
Thee, the great Lord of earth and skies,

We joyfully confess.
2 Our joy is now to sing of Thee,

To triumph in Thy love,
And this, transporting thought! shall be

Our endless work above.

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