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1307 7s. D. Rev. 7:13. C. Wesley. / Beside its ancient portal

A silent sentry stands;
Who are these arrayed in white,

He only can undo it,
Brighter than the noon-day sun ?

And open wide the door;
Foremost of the sons of light,

And mortals who pass through it,
Nearest the eternal throne ?

Are mortal nevermore,
These are they that bore the cross;
Nobly for their Master stood;

2 Though dark and drear the passage Sufferers in his righteous cause;

That leadeth to the gate,
Followers of the dying God.

Yet grace comes with the message,

To souls that watch and wait;
2 Out of great distress they came;

And at the time appointed
Washed their robes, by faith below, A messenger comes down,
In thy blood, () glorious Lamb!

And leads the Lord's anointed
Blood that washes white as snow; From cross to glory's crown.
Therefore are they next the throne;
Serve their Maker day and night;

3 Their sighs are lost in singing,

They're blessed in their tears ;
God resides among his own,

Their journey heavenward winging,
God doth in his saints delight.

They leave on earth their fears :

Death like an angel seeineth ; 1308 75 & 6s. D. Heb. 2:14. McKellar

“We welcome thee," they cry; There is a land immortal,

Their face with glory beameth=
The beautiful of lands;

'Tis life for them to die!

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National.

Anon. 4 Thy hand, in autumn, richly pours,

Through all our coasts, redundant stores: 1 Great God of nations! now to thee

And winters, softened by thy care, Our hymn of gratitude we raise; With humble heart, and bending knee,

No more the face of horror wear. We offer thee our song of praise. 5 Seasons and months, and weeks, and days, 2 Thy name we bless, Almighty God! Demand successive songs of praise ;

For all the kindness thou hast shown, And be the grateful homage paid,
To this fair land the Pilgrims trod,-

With morning light and evening shade.
This land we fondly call our own. 6 Here in thy house let incense rise,
3 Here, freedom spreads her banner wide, And circling Sabbaths bless our eyes,
And casts her soft and hallowed ray ;-

Till to those lofty heights we soar, Here, thou our fathers' steps didst guide Where days and years revolve no more. In safety, through their dangerous way.

1311 New Year. DODDRIDGE. 4 We praise thee, that the gospel's light, Through all our land, its radiance sheds; /

Our Helper, God! we bless thy name, Dispels the shades of error's night, Whose love forever is the same; And heavenly blessings round us spreads.

The tokens of thy gracious care

Open, and crown, and close the year. 1310 Thanksgiving. DoDDRIDGE.

2 Amid ten thousand snares we stand, ETERNAL Source of every joy,

Supported by thy guardian hand;
Well may thy praise our lips employ,
While in thy temple we appear,

And see, when we review our ways, To hail thee, Sovereign of the year!

Ten thousand monuments of praise. 2 Wide as the wheels of nature roll,

3 Thus far thine arm has led us on ; Thy hand supports and guides the whole,

Thus far we make thy merey known; The sun is taught by thee to rise,

And while we tread this desert land, And darkness when to vail the skies.

New mercies shall new songs demand. 3 The flowery spring at thy command, 4 Our grateful souls, on Jordan's shore,

Perfumes the air, adorns the land; Shall raise one sacred pillar more ; The summer rays with vigor shine, Then bear, in thy bright courts above, To raise the corn, to cheer the vine. Inscriptions of immortal love.

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National.

BURGESS.

1312 National.

Bacon. 3 With grateful hearts the past we own

The future—all to us unknown-
O God, beneath thy guiding hand,

We to thy guardian care commit,
Our exiled fathers crossed the sea;
And when they trod the wintry strand,

And peaceful leave before thy feet.
With prayer and psalm they worshiped 4 In scenes exalted or depressed,
thee.

Be thou our joy, and thou our rest;

Thy goodness all our hopes shall raise,
2 Thou heard'st, well-pleased, the song, Adored, through all our changing days.

the prayer;
Thy blessing came; and still its power

5 When death shall close our carthly songs, Shall onward through all ages bear

And seal, in silence, mortal tongues, The memory of that holy hour.

Our IIelper, God, in whom we trust,

Shall keep our souls and guard our dust. 3 Laws, freedom, truth, and faith in God

1314 Seamen.
Came with those exiles o'er the waves ;
And where their pilgrim feet have trod,

While o'er the deep thy servants sail,
The God they trusted guards theirgraves.

Send thou, O Lord, the prosperous gale;

And on their hearts where'er they go, 4 And here thy name, O God of love, Oh, let thy heavenly breezes blow!

Their children's children shall adore, 12 If on the morning's wings they fly.
Till these eternal hills remove,

They will not pass beyond thine eye;
And spring adorns the earth no more.

The wanderer's prayer thou bend'st to

hear, 1313 New Year. DoDDRIDGE.

And faith exults to know thee near. Great God, we sing that mighty hand,

by hand, 3 When tempests rock the groaning bark,

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By which supported still we stand :

Oh, hide them safe in Jesus' ark !
The opening year thy mercy shows;

When in the tempting port they ride,
Let mercy crown it till it close.

Oh, keep them safe at Jesus' side! 2 By day, by night—at home, abroad, 4 If life's wide ocean smile or roar, Still we are guarded by our God;

Still guide them to the heavenly shore; By his incessant bounty fed,

And grant their dust in Christ may sleep, By his unerring counsel led.

Abroad, at home, or in the deep.

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1315 National WELFORD. | 3 Oh, may each soul assembled here, LORD! while for all mankind we pray, Be married, Lord, to thee ! Of every clime and coast,

Clad in thy robes, made white and fair, Oh, hear us for our native land,

To spend eternity !
The land we love the most.

1317 Fast.

STEELE 2 Oh, guard our shore from every foe, See, gracious God, before thy throne, With peace our borders bless,

Thy mourning people bend ! With prosperous times our cities crown, 'Tis on thy sovereign grace alone, Our fields with plenteousness.

Our humble hopes depend. 3 Unite us in the sacred love

2 Alarming judgments from thy hand, Of knowledge, truth, and thee ;

Thy dreadful power display; And let our bills and valleys shout Yet mercy spares this guilty land, The songs of liberty.

And yet we live to pray. 4 Here may religion, pure and mild, | 3 Oh, bid us turn, Almighty Lord, Smile on our Sabbath hours ;

By thy resistless grace; And piety and virtue bless

Then shall our hearts obey thy word, The home of us and ours.

And humbly seek thy face. 5 Lord of the nations, thus to thee I218

Seamen. Our country we commend ;

We come, O Lord, before thy throne, Be thou her refuge and her trust,

And, with united plea, Her everlasting friend.

We meet and pray for those who roam 1316 A Marriage Hymn. BERRIDGE.

Far off upon the sea. Since Jesus freely did appear

2 Oh, may the Holy Spirit bow
To grace a marriage feast,

The sailor's heart to thee,
Dear Lord, we ask thy presence here, | Till tears of deep repentance flow,
To make a wedding guest.

Like rain-drops in the sea !
8 Upon the bridal pair look down, 3 Then may a Saviour's dying love
Who now have plighted hands;

Pour peace into his breast, Their union with thy favor crown, And waft him to the port above And bless the nuptial bands.

Of everlasting rest.

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1319 New Year.

Anon. | 3 Great God! on what a slender thread Our Father! through the coming year

Hang everlasting things !

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We know not what shall be ;

The eternal state of all the dead
But we would leave without a fear

Upon life's feeble strings !
Its ordering all to thee.

4 Infinite joy, or endless woe,
2 It may be we shall toil in vain

Attends on every breath;
For what the world holds fair ;

And yet, how unconcerned we go
And all the good we thought to gain, Upon the brink of death!
Deceive and prove but care.

5 Waken, O Lord, our drowsy sense, 8. It may be it shall darkly blend

To walk this dangerous road!
Our love with anxious fears,

And if our souls are hurried hence,
And snatch away the valued friend,

May they be found with God.
The tried of many years.
4. It may be it shall bring us days

1321 Close of the Year. DODDRIDGE. And nights of lingering pain;

Awake, ye saints ! and raise your eyes,
And bid us take a farewell gaze

And raise your voices high :
Of these loved haunts of men.

Awake, and praise that sovereign love, 5 But calmly, Lord, on thee we rest;

That shows salvation nigh.
No fears our trust shall move;

2 On all the wings of tiine it flies,
Thou knowest what for each is best,

Each moment brings it near ;
And thou art Perfect Love.

Then welcome each declining day,

Welcome each closing year.
1320 Close of the Year. WATTS.
Thee we adore, eternal Name !

3 Not many years their rounds shall run, And humbly own to thee

Nor many mornings rise,
How feeble is our mortal frame,

Ere all its glories stand revealed
What dying worms are we !

To our admiring eyes.
2 The year rolls round, and steals away | 4 Ye wheels of nature ! speed your course;
The breath that first it gave;

Ye mortal powers ! decay ;
Whate'er we do, whate'er we be,

Fast as ye bring the night of death,
We're traveling to the grave.

Ye bring eternal day.

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