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Minister. The eyes of all wait upon thee, and thou givest them their meat in due season.

Choir. Thou openest thine hand, and satisfiest the desire of every living thing.

Minister. The Lord is righteous in all his ways, and holy in all his works.

Choir. The Lord is nigh unto. all them that call upon him ; unto all that call upon him in truth.

Minister. My mouth shall speak the praise of the Lord; and let all flesh bless his name for ever and ever.

Choir. Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable in thy sight, O Lord, my strength and my redeemer.


Minister. Behold, God is my salvation: I will trust, and not be afraid.

Choir. For the Lord Jehovah is my strength and my song: he also is become my salvation.

Minister. Therefore with joy shall ye draw water out of the wells of salvation.

Choir. And in that day shall ye say, Praise the Lord ; call upon his name ; declare his doings among the people; make mention that his name is exalted.

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Minister. Sing unto the Lord; for he hath done excellent things: this is known in all the earth.

Choir. Cry out and shout, thou inhabitant of Zion; for great is the Holy One of Israel in the midst of thee.


Minister. Behold, bless ye the Lord, all ye servants of the Lord, which by night stand in the house of the Lord.

Choir. Lift up your hands in the sanctuary, and bless the Lord.

Minister. The Lord that made heaven and earth bless thee out of Zion.

Choir. The blessing of the Lord be upon you : we bless you in the name of the Lord.


Minister. O Lord, open thou our eyes,

Choir. That we may know the mysteries of the kingdom of Heaven.

Minister. O Lord, open thou our ears,

Choir. That we may hear thy word with heed, and receive it with pure affection.

Minister. O Lord, open thou our lips,
Choir. And our mouth shall show forth thy praise.

H Y M N S.*


1.- L.M.

I am the Way, and the Truth, and the Life.

1 Thou art the Way; and he who sighs,

Amid this starless waste of woe,
To find a pathway to the skies,
A light from heaven's eternal glow,
By thee must come, thou Gate of love,
Through which the saints undoubting trod,
Till faith discovers, like the dove,
An ark, a resting-place in God.

2 Thou art the Truth, whose steady day

Shines on through earthly blight and bloom ;
The pure, the everlasting Ray;
The Lamp that shines e’en in the tomb ;
The Light that out of darkness springs,
And guideth those that blindly go;
The Word whose precious radiance flings
Its lustre upon all below.

3 Thou art the Life, the blessed Well

With living waters gushing o'er,
Which those that drink shall ever dwell
Where sin and thirst are known no more.

* Additional to the Christian Psalter.

4 Thou art the guiding Pillar given,

Our Lamp by night, our Light by day;
Thou art the Sacred Bread from heaven;
Thou art the Life, the Truth, the Way.

2.- L.M.

To be made Perfect in Divine Love.

1 On that my heart was right with thee,

And loved thee with a perfect love!
Oh that my Lord would dwell in me,
And never from his seat remove !

2 Father, I dwell in mournful night Till thou dost in


heart appear : Arise, propitious Sun! and light An everlasting morning there.

3 Oh ! let my prayer acceptance find,

And bring the mighty blessing down :
Eye-sight impart, for I am blind ;
And seal me thine adopted son.



Living to God.

1 Oh! draw me, Father, after thee;

So shall I run, and never tire:
With gracious words still comfort me;
Be thou my hope, my sole desire ;
Free me from every weight: nor fear
Nor sin can come, if thou art here.

2 From all eternity, with love

Unchangeable, thou hast me viewed :
Ere knew this beating heart to move,
Thy tender mercies me pursued :
Ever with me may they abide,
And close me in on every side.

3 In suffering, be thy love my peace i

In weakness, be thy love my power ;
And when the storms of life shall cease,
My God! in that important hour,
In death as life be thou my guide,
And bear me through Death's whelming tide.


4.- C.M.

Thy Kingdom come.

1 FATHER of me and all mankind,

And all the hosts above,
Let every understanding mind

Unite to praise thy love.

2 Thy kingdom come, with power and grace,

heart of man ;
Thy peace and joy and righteousness

In all our bosoms reign.

3 The righteousness that never ends,

But makes an end of sin ;
The joy that human thought transcends,

Into our souls bring in ;

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