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HYMN 512, 78. 512
The House of Prayer and Praise.
Thou tly people's heart prepare,
Here to meet for praise and prayer.
With thy word, the heavenly bread;
May the dead be laid to rest.
While the sea shall girt the land;
While the sun and moon endure. f" 4 Hallelujah!-earth and sky
To the joyful sound reply;
HYMN 513, L. M, 513
On opening a House of Worship.
We build this earthly house for thee;
And keep it, Lord! from error free.
And dying sinners pray to live;
And when thou hearest, Lord! forgive. 3 Here, when thy messengers proclaim,
The blesséd gospel of thy Son;
Be mighty signs and wonders done.
Hosanna to their heavenly King, –
“ Hosanna !" let the angels sing.
5 But will, indeed, Jehovah deign,
Here to abide, - no transient guest ?
And here, the Holy Spirit rest ?--
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.
In glorious majesty appear;
And shed thy choicest blessings here.
Thy Spirit, with thy word, impart;
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,-
And humble supplication rise,
In realms of bliss, beyond the skies.
HYMN 515, C. M. 515
Dedication of a Church.
U This sacred fane we rear,
Invoke thy presence here.
The praises of thy name, -
The Triune God proclainn.
Thy glory here make known;
And seal it as thine own.
4 When sad with care, by sin oppressed,
Here may the burdened soul,
Here, make the wounded whole.
Upon the just, shall rise,
To mansions in the skies.
HYMN 516, S. M. 516
The Heralds of Christ.
Who stand on Zion's hill !
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 !
And sought, but never found.
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.
Through all the earth abroad;
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.
shall prove my gospel true,
By all the wonders ye shall do.
I'm with you till the world shall end;
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.
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,
The pastor's care demands;
It filled a Saviour's hands.
Did heavenly bliss forego ;
In raptures, or in woe.
Th’ account to render there; тр And should'st thou strictly mark our faults, р
Lord! how should we appear ?
Their own Redeemer, see;
That they may watch for thee.
POUR out thy Spirit from on high;
HYMN 519, L. M.
Meeting of Ministers.
Lord! thine assembled servants bless;
And clothe thy priests with righteousness. 2 Within thy temple where we stand,
To teach the truth as taught by thee,
The angels of the churches be!
Firmness with meekness from above,
And love the souls whom thou dost love :4 To watch and pray, and never faint;
By day and night strict guard to keep;
Nourish thy lambs, and feed thy sheep. 5 Then, when our work is finished here,
In humble hope, our charge resign:
O God! may they and we be thine.
HYMN 520, C. M. 520
The Death of a Minister.
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 ;
And mute th' instructive tongue;
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.