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2 So from the Saviour on the cross

A healing virtue flows;
Who looks to Him with lively faith

Is saved from endless woes.
3 For God gave up His Son to death,

So generous was His love,
That all the faithful might enjoy

Eternal life above.
4 Not to condemn the sons of men

The Son of God appeared ;
No weapons in His hand are seen,

Nor voice of terror heard :
5 He came to raise our fallen state,

And our lost hopes restore:
Faith leads us to the mercy-seat,

And bids us fear no more.

AT even, ere the sun was set,

A The sick, O Lord, around Thee lay, L.M. O in what divers pains they met!

O with what joy they went away! 2 Once more 'tis eventide, and we,

Oppressed with various ills, draw near, What if Thy form we cannot see?

We know and feel that Thou art here.
3 O Saviour Christ, our woes dispel,

For some are sick, and some are sad,
And some have never loved Thee well,

And some have lost the love they had;
4 And some have found the world is vain,

Yet from the world they break not free; And some have friends who give them pain,

Yet have not sought a friend in Thee.
5 And none, O Lord, have perfect rest,

For none are wholly free from sin ;
And they who fain would serve Thee best,

Are conscious most of wrong within.

6 O Saviour Christ, Thou too art Man;

Thou hast been troubled, tempted, tried ; Thy kind but searching glance can scan

The very wounds that shame would hide. 7 Thy touch has still its ancient power,

No word from Thee can fruitless fall;
Hear in this solemn evening hour,

And in Thy mercy heal us all.

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WAKE, and sing the song

Of Moses and the Lamb;
S.M. Wake every heart and every tongue,

To praise the Saviour's name.
2 Sing of His dying love;

Sing of His rising power; :
Sing how He intercedes above

For those whose sins He bore.
3 Sing on your heavenly way,

Ye ransomed sinners, sing,
Sing on, rejoicing every day

In Christ, the eternal King.
4 Soon shall ye hear Him say,

Ye blessed children, come:
Soon will He call you hence away,

And take His wanderers home.
5 There shall our raptured tongue

His endless praise proclaim,
And sweeter voices swell the song

Of Moses and the Lamb.

11. DEFORE Jehovah's awful throne.

D Ye nations, bow with sacred joy ;
L.M. Know that the Lord is God alone,

He can create and He destroy.
2 His sovereign power, without our aid,

Made us of clay, and formed us men;
And, when like wandering sheep we strayed,

He brought us to His fold again.

3 We'll crowd Thy gates with thankful songs,

High as the heavens our voices raise ;
And earth, with her ten thousand tongues,

Shall fill Thy courts with sounding praise.

4 Wide as the world is Thy command,

Vast as eternity Thy love;
Firm as a rock Thy truth must stand,

When rolling years shall cease to move.

DEHOLD, the mountain of the Lord

In latter days shall rise
C.M. On mountain-tops above the hills,

And draw the wondering eyes.
2 To this the joyful nations round,

All tribes and tongues shall flow;
Up to the hill of God, they'll say,

And to His house we'll go.
3 The beam that shines from Zion hill

Shall lighten every land;
The King who reigns in Salem's towers

Shall all the world command.
4 Among the nations He shall judge;

His judgments truth shall guide;
His sceptre shall protect the just,

And quell the sinner's pride.
5 No strife shall vex Messiah's reign,

Or mar the peaceful years ;
To ploughshares men shall beat their swords,

To pruning-hooks their spears.
6 No longer hosts encountering hosts

Their millions slain deplore;
They hang the trumpet in the hall,

And study war no more.
7 Come then, 0 come, from every land

To worship at His shrine;
And walking in the light of God,

With holy beauties shine.

DLESS, O Lord, the opening year

D To each soul assembled here ; Clothe Thy Word with power divine, Make us willing to be Thine.

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2 Shepherd of Thy blood-bought sheep,

Teach the stony heart to weep;
Let the blind have eyes to see,
See themselves, and look on Thee.

3 Where Thou hast Thy work begun,
Give new strength the race to run ;
Scatter darkness, doubts, and fears,
Wipe away the mourner's tears.

4 Bless us all, both old and young;

Call forth praise from every tongue;
Let the whole assembly prove
All Thy power, and all Thy love.

D LEST are the pure in heart,

D For they shall see our God, The secret of the Lord is theirs,

Their soul is Christ's abode.

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The Lord, who left the heavens
Our life and peace to bring,
To dwell in lowliness with men,

Their pattern and their King:

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He to the lowly soul

Doth still Himself impart,
And for His dwelling and His throne

Chooseth the pure in heart.

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Lord, we Thy presence seek ;
May ours this blessing be;
Give us a pure and lowly heart,

A temple meet for Thee.

DLEST be the everlasting God,

D The Father of our Lord;
C.M. Be His abounding mercy praised,

His majesty adored.

2 When from the dead He raised His Son,

And called Him to the sky,
He gave our souls a lively hope

That they should never die.

3 To an inheritance divine

He taught our hearts to rise; 'Tis uncorrupted, undefiled,

Unfading in the skies.

4 Saints by the power of God are kept

Till the salvation come:
We walk by faith as strangers here;

But Christ shall call us home.

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DLEST be the tie that binds

> Our hearts in Christian love, The fellowship of kindred minds

Is like to that above.

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Before our Father's throne

We pour our ardent prayers;
Our fears, our hopes, our aims are one,

Our comforts and our cares.

3 We share our mutual woes,

Our mutual burdens bear,
And often for each other flows

The sympathizing tear.
4. From sorrow, toil, and pain,

And sin we shall be free;
And perfect love and friendship reign

Through all eternity.

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