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HYMN 512, 78. 512

The House of Prayer and Praise.
1 ORD of hosts! to thee we raise,
* L praise ;

Thou tly people's heart prepare,

Here to meet for praise and prayer.
2 Let the living liere be fed,

With thy word, the heavenly bread;
Here, in hope of glory blest,

May the dead be laid to rest.
3 Here, to thee a temple stand,

While the sea shall girt the land;
Here, reveal thy mercy sure,

While the sun and moon endure. f" 4 Hallelujah!-earth and sky

To the joyful sound reply;
Hallelujah!-hence ascená
Prayer and praise, till time shall end.

HYMN 513, L. M, 513

On opening a House of Worship.
HERE, in thy name, eternal God !

We build this earthly house for thee;
Oh! make it now thy fixed abode,

And keep it, Lord! from error free.
2 When here thy people seek thy face,

And dying sinners pray to live;
Hear thou, in heaven, thy dwelling place,

And when thou hearest, Lord! forgive. 3 Here, when thy messengers proclaim,

The blesséd gospel of thy Son;
Still, by the power of his great name,

Be mighty signs and wonders done.
4. When children's voices raise the song,

Hosanna to their heavenly King, –
Let heaven, with earth, the strain prolong-

“ Hosanna !" let the angels sing.


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5 But will, indeed, Jehovah deign,

Here to abide, - no transient guest ?
Here, will our great Redeemer reign,

And here, the Holy Spirit rest ?--
6 Thy glory never hence depart !

Yet choose not, Lord ! this house alone;

Thy kingdom come, in every heart, — mf In every bosom, fix thy throne. 514

HYMN 514, L. M.
Prayer on opening a Church Edifice.
1 WITHIN thy house, O Lord our God!

In glorious majesty appear;
Make this a place of thine abode,

And shed thy choicest blessings here.
2 When we thy mercy seat surround,

Thy Spirit, with thy word, impart;
And let thy gospel's joyful sound,

With power divine, reach every heart. 3 Here, let the blind their sight obtain, mp Here, give the broken spirit rest;

Let Jesus here triumphant reign,-
mf Enthroned in every yielding breast.
4 Here, let the voice of sacred joy

And humble supplication rise,
Till higher strains our tongues employ,

In realms of bliss, beyond the skies.

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HYMN 515, C. M. 515

Dedication of a Church.
1 MOD of the universe! to thee

U This sacred fane we rear,
And now, with songs and bended knee,

Invoke thy presence here.
ms 2 Long may this echoing dome resound

The praises of thy name, -
These hallowed walls to all around

The Triune God proclainn.
3 Here, let thy love thy presence dwell,-

Thy glory here make known;
Thy people's home, Oh! come, and fill,

And seal it as thine own.

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4 When sad with care, by sin oppressed,

Here may the burdened soul,
Beneath thy sheltering wing, find rest;

Here, make the wounded whole.
5 And, when the last long Sabbath morn,

Upon the just, shall rise,
May all, who own thee here, be borne

To mansions in the skies.




HYMN 516, S. M. 516

The Heralds of Christ.
1 TOW beauteous are their feet,

Who stand on Zion's hill !
mf Who bring salvation on their torgues,

And words of peace reveal ! 2 How charming is their voice!

How sweet the tidings are ! mf " Zion! behold thy Saviour King,

He reigns and triumphs here!" mp3 How happy are our ears,

That hear this joyful sound !
Which kings and prophets waited for,

And sought, but never found.
4 How blessed are our eyes,

That see this heavenly light!

Prophets and kings desired it long, тр

But died without the sight. mf 5 The watchmen join their voice,

And tuneful notes employ; f Jerusalem breaks forth in songs,

And deserts learn the joy.
6. The Lord makes bare his arm,

Through all the earth abroad;
Let every nation now behold

Their Saviour and their God.


HYMN 517, L. M.

The great Commission. m' 1 “Qo, preach my gospel !”—saith the Lord,


• Bid the whole earth my grace receive;

He shall be saved who trusts my word; тр

He shall be damned who don't believe.
2 "I'll make your great commission known,


shall prove my gospel true,
By all the works that I have done,

By all the wonders ye shall do.
3 “ Teach all the nations my commands,

I'm with you till the world shall end;
All power is trusted in my hands,

I can destroy, and I defend." < 4 He spake—and light shone round his head; mf On a bright cloud, to heaven he rode :

They, to the farthest nations, spread

The grace of their ascended God.

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HYMN 518, C. M. 518

Ministers watch for Souls. mf 1 LET Zion's watchmen all awake,

And take alarm they give;

Now let them, from the mouth of God,
mp Their awful charge receive,
2 'T is not a cause of small import,

The pastor's care demands;
But what might fill an angel's heart;-

It filled a Saviour's hands.
3 They watch for souls, for which the Lord

Did heavenly bliss forego ;
For souls, that must for ever live,

In raptures, or in woe.
4 All to the great tribunal haste,

Th’ account to render there; тр And should'st thou strictly mark our faults, р

Lord! how should we appear ?
5 May they that Jesus, whom they preach,

Their own Redeemer, see;
And watch thou daily o'er their souls,

That they may watch for thee.

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POUR out thy Spirit from on high;


HYMN 519, L. M.

Meeting of Ministers.

Lord! thine assembled servants bless;
Graces and gifts to each supply,

And clothe thy priests with righteousness. 2 Within thy temple where we stand,

To teach the truth as taught by thee,
Saviour! like stars in thy right hand,

The angels of the churches be!
3 Wisdom and zeal, and faith impart,

Firmness with meekness from above,
To bear thy people on our hearts,

And love the souls whom thou dost love :4 To watch and pray, and never faint;

By day and night strict guard to keep;
To warn the sinner, cheer the saint,

Nourish thy lambs, and feed thy sheep. 5 Then, when our work is finished here,

In humble hope, our charge resign:
When the chief Shepherd shall appear,

O God! may they and we be thine.

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HYMN 520, C. M. 520

The Death of a Minister.
OW let our drooping hearts revive,

And all our tears be dry ;

Why should those eyes be drowned in grief, 긋

That view a Saviour nigh? mp 2 Though earthly shepherds dwell in dust,

The aged and the young ;
The watchful eye, in darkness closed,

And mute th' instructive tongue;
3 Th' eternal Shepherd still survives,

New comfort to impart;

His eye still guides us, and his voice mf Still animates our heart. 4. "Lo! I am with you,” saith the Lord,

'My church shall safe abide ;" The Lord will ne'er forsake his own,

Who in his love confide.

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