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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.
4 Thou challengest the loftiest song

Of that celestial host:
Yet still Thy majesty they wrong,

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:
Above, beneath us, all around,

The dead and living swell the sound. 3 O Saviour, with protecting care,

Return to this Thy house of prayer:
Assembled in Thy sacred name,
Here we Thy parting promise claim.

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 ;
We gaze upon Thy lovely face,

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 ;
But if my feet must hence depart,
Still keep Thy dwelling in my heart.

787

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Isaiah lvi. 7. 148th M. DODDRIDGE. 1 (REAT Father of mankind,

We bless that wondrous grace,
Which could for Gentiles find

Within Thy courts a place.
How kind the care our God displays,

For us to raise a house of prayer! 2 Though once estranged far,

We now approach the throne;
For Jesus brings us near,

And makes our cause His own:
Strangers no more, to Thee we come,

And find our home, and rest secure. 3 To Thee our souls we join,

And love Thy sacred name;
No more our own, but Thine,

We triumph in Thy claim :
Our Father-king, Thy covenant-grace

Our souls embrace, Thy titles sing. 4 May all the nations throng

To worship in Thy house ;
And Thou attend the song,

And smile upon their vows;
Indulgent still, till earth conspiro
To join the choir on Zion's hill.

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788 Exod. XXV. 22. 78. MONTGOMERY. TO Lord, te rope to worship there,

Thy temple I repair,
Christ before the Mercy-seat.

When within the veil I meet

2 Thou, through Him, art reconciled;

I through Him become Thy child ;
Abba! Father! give me grace,

In Thy courts to seek Thy face.
3 While Thy glorious praise is sung,

Touch my lips, unloose my tongue,
That my joyful soul may bless

Thee, the Lord, my righteousness.
4 While the prayers of saints ascend,

God of love, to mine attend;
Hear me, for Thy Spirit pleads,

Hear, for Jesus intercedes.
5 While I hearken to Thy law,

Fill my soul with humble awe,
Till Thy gospel bring to me

Life and immortality.
6 While Thy ministers proclaim
Peace and pardon in Thy name,
Through their voice, by faith may I
Hear Thee speaking from the sky.
7 From Thy house when I return,

May my heart within me burn,
And at evening let me say,
I have walked with God to-day.

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;
Composed and softened by the day,
All things another aspect wear.

3 With joy they hasten to the place

Where they their Saviour oft have met;
And while they feast upon His grace,

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.

790

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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.
2 Command Thy blessing, Jesus! Lord !

May we Thy true disciples be;
Speak to each heart the mighty word,

Say to the weakest,-follow me.
3 Command Thy blessing in this hour,

Spirit of truth ! and fill the place
With wounding and with healing power,

With quickening and confirming grace. 4 0 Thou, our Maker, Saviour, Guide,

One true eternal God confessid,
Whom Thou hast joined may none

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,
With harps and songs Thy throne surround,
Rest in Thy love, and reign in light.

1791

Gen. xxviii. 16, 17. 112th M, TERSTEEGEN. Trans. by J. WESLEY. O! God is here, let us adore,

place ;

Let all within us feel His power,
And silent bow before His face;
Who know His power, His grace who prove,

Serve Him with awe, with reverence love. 2 Lo! God is here; Him day and night

The united choirs of angels sing ;
To Him, enthroned above all height,
Heaven's host their noblest praises bring :
Disdain not, Lord, our meaner song,

Who praise Thee with a stammering tongue. 3 Gladly the toys of earth we leave,

Wealth, pleasure, fame,- for Thee alone,
To Thee our will, soul, flesh, we give ;
O take, O seal them for Thine own.
Thou art the God, Thou art the Lord :

Be Thou by all Thy works adored. 4 Being of beings, may our praise

Thy courts with grateful fragrance fill:
Still may we stand before Thy face,
Still hear and do Thy sovereign will :
To Thee may all our thoughts arise,
As ceaseless holy sacrifice.

792

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 ;
So full of glory, truth, and grace,

That faith alone such light can see. 3 Nor as He in the temple taught,

Is Christ within these walls revealed,
When blind, and deaf, and dumb were

brought,
Lepers, and lame,--and all were healed.

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