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27. L. M. MRS. BARBAULD.

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.

28. C. M. MONTGOMERY.

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."

29. C. M. MONTGOMERY.

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.

30. C. M. CHRISTIAN PSALMIST.

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.

32.

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.

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MORNING AND EVENING HYMNS.

35.
L. M.

Bp. KENN.

Morning.
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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