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The Sacrifice of the Heart.
1 When, as returns this solemn day,

Man comes to meet his Maker, God,
What rites, what honors shall he pay?

How spread his sovereign's praise abroad? 2 From marble domes and gilded spires

Shall curling clouds of incense rise ?
And gems, and gold, and garlands deck

The costly pomp of sacrifice ?
3 Vain, sinful man! creation's Lord

Thy golden offerings well may spare: But give thy heart, and thou shalt find Here dwells a God who heareth prayer.


Christ in the midst of his people.
1 On the first Christian Sabbath eve,

When his disciples met,
O'er his lost fellowship to grieve,

Nor knew the scripture yet-
2 Lo, in their unidst his form was seen,

The form in which he died ;
Their Master's marred and wounded mien,

His hands, his feet, his side. 3 Then were they glad their Lord to know,

And hailed him, yet with fear ;-
Jesus, again thy presence show;
Meet thy disciples here.

4 Be in our midst; let faith rejoice

Our risen Lord to view,
And make our spirits hear thy voice

Say, “Peace be unto you."
5 And while with thee in social hours

We commune through thy word,
May our hearts burn, and all our powers

Confess, “It is the Lord."


After Divine Service.
1 AGAiN our ears have heard the voice

At which the dead shall live;
O may the sound our hearts rejoice,

And strength immortal give! 2 And have we heard the word with joy?

And have we felt its power ?
To keep it be our blest employ,

Till life's extremest hour.


The Good Seed. After Sermon.
1 ALMIGHTY God, thy word is cast

Like seed into the ground;
Now let the dew of heaven descend,

And righteous fruits abound.

2 Let not the foe of Christ and man

This holy seed remove;
But give it root in every heart,

To bring forth fruits of love.

3 Let not the world's deceitful cares

The rising plant destroy;
But let it yield, a hundred fold,

The fruits of peace and joy.
4 Nor let thy word, so kindly sent

To raise us to thy throne,
Return to thee, and sadly tell

That we reject thy Son.
5 Oft as the precious seed is sown,

Thy quickening grace bestow;
That all whose souls the truth receive,

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 ;
Heal our sins; dispel our blindness;

Then, conduct us safe to heaven.


7s. M. CowPER.

Hymn of Benediction.
1 Now may he who from the dead

Brought the shepherd of the sheep,
Jesus Christ, our king and head,
All our souls in safety keep.

2 May he teach us to fulfil

What is pleasing in his sight;
Perfect us in all his will,
And preserve us day and night.

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.
2 Thanks we give, and adoration,

For thy gospel's joyful sound;
May the fruits of thy salvation

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,
And possess, in sweet communion,

Joys which earth cannot afford.



L. M.


1 AWAKE, my soul, and with the sun

Thy daily stage of duty run;
Shaķe off dull sloth, and joyful rise

To pay thy morning sacrifice.
2 Thy precious time misspent, redeem;

Each present day, thy last esteem;
Improve thy talent with due care;

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;
Guard my first springs of thought and will,

And with thyself my spirit fill.
5 Direct, control, suggest, this day,

All I design, or do, or say;
That all my powers, with all their might,
In thy sole glory may unite.

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