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4 Yet here, when two or three shall meet,

Or thronging multitudes are found,
All may sit down at Jesus' feet,
And hear from Him the joyful sound.

793 Jer. xxix. 13.

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7's. HAMMOND. ORD, we come before Thee now:

At Thy feet we humbly bow,
O do not our suit disdain :

Shall we seek Thee, Lord, in vain ? 2 Lord, on Thee our souls depend :

In compassion now descend;
Fill our hearts with Thy rich grace ;

Tune our lips to sing Thy praise. 3 In Thine own appointed way,

Now we seek Thee: here we stay.
Lord, from hence we would not go,

Till a blessing Thou bestow.
4 Send some message from Thy word,

That may joy and peace afford.
Let Thy Spirit now impart
Full salvation to each heart.
5 Comfort those who weep and mourn;

Let the time of joy return;
Those that are cast down lift up :

Make them strong in faith and hope. 6 Grant that all may seek and find

Thee a God supremely kind;
Heal the sick ; the captive free:
Let us all rejoice in Thee.

794 Isaiah 11. 7–10.

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WATTS. row beauteous are their feet

1

Who bring salvation on their tongues,

And words of peace reveal.

2 How charming is their voice!

How sweet the tidings are ! Zion, behold thy Saviour King ;

He reigns and triumphs here. 3 How happy are our ears,

That hear this joyful sound;
Which kings and prophets waited for,

And sought, but never found ! 4 How blessed are our eyes,

That see this heavenly light! Prophets and kings desired it long,

But died without the sight. 5 The watchmen join their voice,

And tuneful notes employ; Jerusalem breaks forth in songs,

And deserts learn the joy. 6 The Lord makes bare His arm

Through all the earth abroad Let every nation now behold

Their Saviour and their God.

795

1 Thess. i. 5. L. M.

KELLY. TOW may the gospel's conquering power

1

So shall this prove a joyful hour,

And God's own arm of strength appear. 2 Lord, let Thy mighty voice be heard :

Speak in Thy word, and speak with power: So shall Thy glorious name be feared,

By those who never feared before. 3 Oh! pity those who live in sin,

And save them from the sinner's doom.
Open the ark, and take them in,
And save them from the writh to come.

4 So shall Thy people joyful be ;

The angels, too, with joy will sing;
And all ascribe the praise to Thee;
To Thee, the Everlasting King.

1796 1 Sam. ff. 10.

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8.7.4. KELLY. 1 N Thy name, O Lord, assembling,

We Thy people now draw near ; Teach us to rejoice with trembling, Speak, and let Thy servants hear;

Hear with meekness; Hear Thy word with godly fear. 2 While our days on earth are lengthened,

May we give them, Lord, to Thee; Cheered by hope, and daily strengthened, May we run, nor weary be;

Till Thy glory
Without cloud in heaven we see.
3 There, in worship purer, sweeter,

All Thy people shall adore ;
Tasting of enjoyment greater
Than they could conceive before:

Full enjoyment;
Full, unmixed, for evermore.

ITS CONCLUSION.

797
THE quod hath

filled the sacred place,

Gen. xxviii. 17.

C. M. 1

The glory appeared
The Lord hath shed abroad His grace,

And all our hearts are cheered.
2 How dread and solemn this abode !

Such blessings have been given,
As prove it is the house of God,
The very gate of heaven,

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3 Lord, we would all our Sabbaths spend

In such divine employ,
Till every earthly work shall end

In heaven's eternal joy.

798

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1 Cor. iii. 6. D.C.M. HEBER. GOD, by whom the seed is given ;

By whom the harvest blest;
Whose word, like manna showered from

heaven,
Is planted in our breast;
Though buried deep, or thinly strewn,

Thou Thy grace supply ;
The hope in earthly furrows sown

Shall ripen in the sky.

799
Luke xxiv, 50.

8.7.4. 1 ORD, dismiss us with Thy blessing :

. Let us all, Thy love possessing, Triumph in redeeming grace.

O refresh us,
Travelling through this wilderness,
2 Thanks we give, and adoration,

For Thy gospel's joyful sound
Let the fruits of Thy salvation
In our hearts and lives abound.

May Thy presence
With us evermore be found.
3 So, whene'er the signal's given,'

Ús from earth to call away,
Borne on angels' wings to heaven,
Glad the summons to obey,

May we ever
Reign with Christ in endless day.

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1 Sam. i. 17. L. M. HART. 1 ISMISS us with Thy blessing, Lord;

All that has been amiss forgive,

And let Thy truth within us live.
2 Though we are guilty, Thou art good :

Sprinkle our hearts with Jesus' blood.
Give every fettered soul release,
And bid us all depart in peace.

801 2 Cor. xiil. 14.

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8.7.

NEWTON.

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And the Father's boundless love, With the Holy Spirit's favour,

Rest upon us from above. Thus may we abide in union

With each other and the Lord ; And possess in sweet communion,

Joys which earth can rot afford.

COMMENCEMENT AND CLOSE OF

THE YEAR. 802

Acts xxvi. 22. L. M. DODDRIDGE 1 TREAT God, we sing that mighty hand,

The opening year Thy mercy shews :

That mercy crowns it till it close.
2 By day, by night, at home, abroad,

Still are we guarded by our God;
By His incessant bounty fed,
By His unerring counsel led.

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