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4 Yet here, when two or three shall meet,
Or thronging multitudes are found,
793 Jer. xxix. 13.
7's. HAMMOND. ORD, we come before Thee now:
At Thy feet we humbly bow,
Shall we seek Thee, Lord, in vain ? 2 Lord, on Thee our souls depend :
In compassion now descend;
Tune our lips to sing Thy praise. 3 In Thine own appointed way,
Now we seek Thee: here we stay.
Till a blessing Thou bestow.
That may joy and peace afford.
Let the time of joy return;
Make them strong in faith and hope. 6 Grant that all may seek and find
Thee a God supremely kind;
794 Isaiah 11. 7–10.
WATTS. row beauteous are their feet
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;
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.
1 Thess. i. 5. L. M.
KELLY. TOW may the gospel's conquering power
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.
4 So shall Thy people joyful be ;
The angels, too, with joy will sing;
1796 1 Sam. ff. 10.
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
All Thy people shall adore ;
filled the sacred place,
Gen. xxviii. 17.
C. M. 1
The glory appeared
And all our hearts are cheered.
Such blessings have been given,
3 Lord, we would all our Sabbaths spend
In such divine employ,
In heaven's eternal joy.
1 Cor. iii. 6. D.C.M. HEBER. GOD, by whom the seed is given ;
By whom the harvest blest;
Thou Thy grace supply ;
Shall ripen in the sky.
8.7.4. 1 ORD, dismiss us with Thy blessing :
. Let us all, Thy love possessing, Triumph in redeeming grace.
O refresh us,
For Thy gospel's joyful sound
May Thy presence
Ús from earth to call away,
May we ever
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.
Sprinkle our hearts with Jesus' blood.
801 2 Cor. xiil. 14.
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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.
Still are we guarded by our God;