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27. L. M. MRS. BARBAULD.
The Sacrifice of the Heart.
Man comes to meet his Maker, God,
How spread his sovereign's praise abroad? 2 From marble domes and gilded spires
Shall curling clouds of incense rise ?
The costly pomp of sacrifice ?
Thy golden offerings well may spare: But give thy heart, and thou shalt find Here dwells a God who heareth prayer.
28. C. M. MONTGOMERY.
Christ in the midst of his people.
When his disciples met,
Nor knew the scripture yet-
The form in which he died ;
His hands, his feet, his side. 3 Then were they glad their Lord to know,
And hailed him, yet with fear ;-
4 Be in our midst; let faith rejoice
Our risen Lord to view,
Say, “Peace be unto you."
We commune through thy word,
Confess, “It is the Lord."
29. C. M. MONTGOMERY.
After Divine Service.
At which the dead shall live;
And strength immortal give! 2 And have we heard the word with joy?
And have we felt its power ?
Till life's extremest hour.
30. C. M. CHRISTIAN PSALMIST.
The Good Seed. After Sermon.
Like seed into the ground;
And righteous fruits abound.
2 Let not the foe of Christ and man
This holy seed remove;
To bring forth fruits of love.
3 Let not the world's deceitful cares
The rising plant destroy;
The fruits of peace and joy.
To raise us to thy throne,
That we reject thy Son.
Thy quickening grace bestow;
Its saving power may know.
31. 8 & 7s. M. CALAMY.
Before or after Sermon. 1 LORD of nature, source of light,
View in love thy world below; Guide our erring footsteps right,
Through these scenes of guilt and woe. 2 Grant thy Spirit! By thy kindness
Let our errors be forgiven ;
Then, conduct us safe to heaven.
7s. M. CowPER.
Hymn of Benediction.
Brought the shepherd of the sheep,
2 May he teach us to fulfil
What is pleasing in his sight;
8 & 7s. M. ANONYMOUS.
Hymn of Dismission. 1 LORD, dismiss us with thy blessing,
Hope and comfort from above; Let us each, thy peace possessing,
Triumph in redeeming love.
For thy gospel's joyful sound;
In our hearts and lives abound.
8 & 7s. M. J. NEWTON.
Benediction. 1 May the grace of Christ our Saviour,
And the Father's boundless love, With the holy Spirit's favor,
Rest upon us from above. 2 Thus may we abide in union
With each other and the Lord,
Joys which earth cannot afford.
MORNING AND EVENING HYMNS.
Thy daily stage of duty run;
To pay thy morning sacrifice.
Each present day, thy last esteem;
For the great day thyself prepare. 3 In conversation be sincere;
Keep conscience, as the noontide, clear; Think how the all-seeing God, thy ways
And all thy secret thoughts surveys. 4 Lord, I my vows to thee renew;
Scatter my sins like morning dew;
And with thyself my spirit fill.
All I design, or do, or say;