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3 But oh, our feeble strains of praise,
How short of Thee they fall! Let angels stronger voices raise,
To hymn the Lord of all.
Of that celestial host:
When they exalt it most. 785 John xil. 13.
L. M. HEBER. 1 H Hosanna to the Incarnate word !
! To Christ, Creator, Saviour, King,
Let earth, let heaven, hosanna sing. 2 Hosanna, Lord! Thine angels cry;
Hosanna, Lord! Thy saints reply:
The dead and living swell the sound. 3 O Saviour, with protecting care,
Return to this Thy house of prayer:
786 Psalm xcii. B. ? ;
5 L. M.
WATTS. WAY from every mortal care,
We leave this worthless world afar,
And wait and worship near Thy seat. 2 Lord, in the temple of Thy grace
We see Thy feet, and we adore ;
And learn the wonders of Thy power. 3 While here our various wants we mourn,
United prayers ascend on high ; And faith obtains a quick return of blessings in variety.
4 Father, my soul would still abide
Within Thy temple, near Thy side ;
Isaiah lvi. 7. 148th M. DODDRIDGE. 1 (REAT Father of mankind,
We bless that wondrous grace,
Within Thy courts a place.
For us to raise a house of prayer! 2 Though once estranged far,
We now approach the throne;
And makes our cause His own:
And find our home, and rest secure. 3 To Thee our souls we join,
And love Thy sacred name;
We triumph in Thy claim :
Our souls embrace, Thy titles sing. 4 May all the nations throng
To worship in Thy house ;
And smile upon their vows;
788 Exod. XXV. 22. 78. MONTGOMERY. TO Lord, te rope to worship there,
Thy temple I repair,
When within the veil I meet
2 Thou, through Him, art reconciled;
I through Him become Thy child ;
In Thy courts to seek Thy face.
Touch my lips, unloose my tongue,
Thee, the Lord, my righteousness.
God of love, to mine attend;
Hear, for Jesus intercedes.
Fill my soul with humble awe,
Life and immortality.
May my heart within me burn,
789 Isaiah lviii. 13. Ноу
L. M. NEWTON. 1 OW welcome to the saints, when
press'd With six days' noise, and care, and toil, Is the returning day of rest,
Which hides them from the world awhile, 2 Now, from the throng withdrawn away,
They seein to breathe a different air;
3 With joy they hasten to the place
Where they their Saviour oft have met;
Their burdens and their griefs forget. 4 We thank Thee for Thy day,
Lord; Here we Thy promised presence seek : Open Thy hand with blessings stored, And give us manna for the week.
Levit. xxv. 21. L. M. MONTGOMERY. 1
O God! on all assembled here; Behold us with a Father's love,
While we look up with filial fear.
May we Thy true disciples be;
Say to the weakest,-follow me.
Spirit of truth ! and fill the place
With quickening and confirming grace. 4 0 Thou, our Maker, Saviour, Guide,
One true eternal God confessid,
divide,None dare to curse whom Thou hast bless'd. 5 With Thee and these for ever found,
May all the souls who here unite,
Gen. xxviii. 16, 17. 112th M, TERSTEEGEN. Trans. by J. WESLEY. O! God is here, let us adore,
Let all within us feel His power,
Serve Him with awe, with reverence love. 2 Lo! God is here; Him day and night
The united choirs of angels sing ;
Who praise Thee with a stammering tongue. 3 Gladly the toys of earth we leave,
Wealth, pleasure, fame,- for Thee alone,
Be Thou by all Thy works adored. 4 Being of beings, may our praise
Thy courts with grateful fragrance fill:
Matt. xviii. 20. L. M. MONTGOMERY. 1
The Lord upon His throne appears; Nor seraph-tongues responsive cry,
Holy! thrice holy ! in our ears. 2 Yet God is present in this place,
Veiled in serener majesty ;
That faith alone such light can see. 3 Nor as He in the temple taught,
Is Christ within these walls revealed,