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3 But when thy boundless grace shall me

To thy lov'd courts restore,
On Thee I'll fix my longing eyes,

And humbly there adore.
4 To righteous men the righteous Lord

His blessing will extend,
And with his favour all his saints,

As with a shield, defend.



Prayer in spiritual distress.
1 GENTLY, gently lay thy rod

On my sinful head, o God:
Stay thy wrath, in mercy stay,

Lest I sink before its sway.
2 Heal me, for my flesh is weak;

Heal me, for thy grace I seek;
This my only plea I make,

Heal me for thy mercy's sake.
3 Who within the silent grave

Shall proclaim thy power to save ?
Lord, my sinking soul reprieve,

Speak, and I shall rise and live.
4 Lo! He comes ! He heeds my plea!

Lo! He comes ! the shadows flee!
Glory round me dawns once more ;
Rise, my spirit, and adore.


C. M.

1 TO CELEBRATE thy praise, O Lord,

I will my heart prepare;
To all the list’ning world thy works,

Thy wondrous works, declare.

2 The thought of them shall to my soul

Exalted pleasure bring ;
Whilst to thy Name, 0 Thou Most High,

Triumphant praise I sing.

3 All those who have his goodness prov'd

Will in his truth confide;
Whose mercy ne'er forsook the man

That on his help relied.

4 Sing praises, therefore, to the Lord,

From Sion, his abode;
Proclaim his deeds, till all the world

Confess no other God.

5 To Father, Son, and Holy Ghost,

The God whom we adore, Be glory; as it was, is now,

And shall be evermore,



L. M.

God our defence.
1 NO CHANGE of times shall ever shock

My firm affection, Lord, to Thee;
For Thou hast always been my rock,
A fortress and defence to me.

2 Thou my deliv’rer art, my God,

My trust is in thy mighty power ;
Thou art my shield from foes abroad,
At home my safeguard and my tower.

3 To heaven I made my mournful prayer,

To God address'd my humble moan ;
Who graciously inclin'd his ear,
And heard me from his lofty throne.

4 Let the eternal Lord be prais'd,

The rock on whose defence I rest;
O’er highest heavens his Name be rais'd,
Who me with his salvation blest.

5 Therefore to celebrate his fame

My grateful voice to heaven I'll raise ;
And nations, strangers to his Name,
Shall thus be taught to sing his praise.



C. M.

God our defence.
1 O God, my strength and fortitude,

Of force I must love Thee;
Thou art my castle and defence,

In my necessity.
2 When sore beset with pain and grief,

I prayed to God for grace ;
And He forthwith heard my complaint,

Out of his holy place.
3 The Lord descended from above,

And bow'd the heavens most high ;
And underneath his feet He cast

The darkness of the sky. 4 On cherubim and seraphim

Full royally He rode,
And on the wings of all the winds

Came flying all abroad.

L. M.

God's glory in his works and word. 1 The heavens declare thy glory, Lord ;

In every star thy wisdom shines;
But when our eyes behold thy word,
We read thy name in fairer lines.

2 The rolling sun, the changing light,

And nights and days, thy power confess;
But the blest volume Thou hast writ

Reveals thy justice and thy grace.
3[Sun, moon, and stars convey thy praise
Round the whole earth, and never stand ;
So, when thy truth began its race,

It touch'd and glanc'd on ev'ry land. 4 Nor shall thy spreading gospel rest,

Till through the world thy truth has run;
Till Christ hath all the nations blest,

That see the light, or feel the sun.]
5[Great Sun of Righteousness, arise !
Bless the dark world with heavenly light;
Thy gospel makes the simple wise;

Thy laws are pure, thy judgments right. 6 Thy noblest wonders here we view,

In souls renew'd and sins forgiven :
Lord, cleanse my sins, my soul renew,

And make thy word my guide to heaven.]

8. M.
Gospel light.
BEHOLD, the morning sun

Begins his glorious way ;
His beams through all the nations run,

And light and life convey.


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