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HYMN 512, 78. 512

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

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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.

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HYMN 517, L. M.

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

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• 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,
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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;

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HYMN 519, L. M.

Meeting of Ministers.
1

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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