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PUBLIC WORSHIP.

HYMN 64.
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ONCE more we come before our God,
Once more his blessing ask;
O may not duty seem a load,
Nor worship prove a task!

Father, thy quickening Spirit send,
In Jesus' name, we pray:
With waiting mind may each attend
To what thy voice shall say.

May we receive the word we hear,
Éach in an honest heart;

Lay up the precious treasure there,
And never with it part.

To seek thee all our hearts dispose;
To each thy blessing suit ;
And let seed thy servant sows,

Produce abundant fruit.

HYMN 65.

Unfruitfulness lamented.

LONG have we heard the joyful sound
Of thy salvation, Lord;

But still how weak our faith is found,
And knowledge of thy word!

Oft we frequent thy holy place,
And hear almost in vain :
How small a portion of thy grace
Do our false hearts retain !

How cold and feeble is our love!
How negligent our fear!
How low our hope of joys above!
How few affections there!

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Great God! thy sovereign power impart,
To give thy word success:
Write thy salvation on our heart,
And make us learn thy grace.
Show our forgetful feet the way
That leads to joys on high;
Where knowledge grows without decay,
And love shall never die.

HYMN 66.

For the Lord's Day Evening.
FREQUENT the day of God returns,
To shed its quickening beams;
And yet how slow devotion burns!
How languid are its flames!

Accept our faint attempts to love,
Our frailties, Lord, forgive:
We would be like thy saints above,
And praise thee while we live.

Increase, O Lord, our faith and hope.
And fit us to ascend,

Where the assembly ne'er breaks up,
Where sabbaths never end:

Where we shall breathe in heavenly air,
With heavenly lustre shine;
Before the throne of God appear,
And feast on love divine.

HYMN 67.

For the Lord's Day Evening.

WHEN, O my Saviour, when shall I
Behold thee all serene,
Blest in perpetual sabbath-day,
Without a veil between?

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Assist me while I wander here
Amidst a world of cares;
Incline my heart to pray with love,
And then accept my prayers.

Thy Spirit, O my Father, give,
To be my guide and friend;
To light my path to ceaseless joys,
Where sabbaths never end.

HYMN 68.

The eternal Sabbath.

1 LORD of the sabbath, hear our vows,
On this thy day in this thy house:
And own, as grateful sacrifice,
The songs which from thy temple rise.

2 Thine earthly sabbaths, Lord, we love;
But there's a nobler rest above;
To that our labouring souls aspire
With ardent hope and strong desire.

3 No more fatigue, no more distress,

Nor sin, nor death shall reach the place;
No groans to mingle with the songs,
Which warble from immortal tongues.

4 No rude alarms of raging foes;
No cares to break the long repose;
No midnight shade, no clouded sun,
But sacred, high, eternal noon.

5 O long expected day, begin!

Dawn on these realms of woe and sin:
Fain would we leave this weary road,
And sleep in death, to rest with God,

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HYMN 69.

Praise to the Saviour.

NOT unto us, but thee alone,
Blest Lamb, be glory given !
Here shall thy praises be begun,
And carried on in heaven.

Till we the veil of flesh lay down,
Accept our humble lays;

And when we reach thy Father's throne,
We'll give thee nobler praise.

HYMN 70.
After Sermon.

BEYOND the dearest joys of earth,
Thy courts, O Lord, I love;
But still my fainting heart desires,
To see thy house above.

Mingled with all the shining band,
My soul would there adore;
A pillar in thy temple fix'd,
To be remov'd no more.

HYMN 71.

For a blessing on the word preached.
ON what has now been sown,

Thy blessing, Lord, bestow;
power is thine alone

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To make it spring and grow;
Do thou the gracious harvest raise,
And thou alone shalt have the praise.

HYMN 72.

At the close of Public Worship.
THANKS for mercies past receive;
Pardon of our sins renew;
Teach us henceforth how to live
With eternity in view :

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Bless thy word to young and old,
Fill us with a Saviour's love;
And, when life's short tale is told,
Take us to thy house above.

HYMN 73.
Dismission.

DISMISS us with thy blessing, Lord,
Help us to feed upon thy word;
All that has been amiss forgive,
And let thy truth within us live.
Though we are guilty, thou art good;
Wash all our works in Jesus' blood;
Grant every burden'd soul release,
And bid us all depart in peace.

HYMN 74.
Dismission.

LORD, dismiss us with thy blessing;
Fill our hearts with joy and peace;
Let us each, thy love possessing,
Triumph in redeeming grace:
O refresh us,
Travelling through this wilderness.
Thanks we give, and adoration,

For thy gospel's joyful sound;
May the fruits of thy salvation
In our hearts and lives abound!
May thy presence
With us evermore be found!
So, whene'er the signal's given
Us from earth to call away,
Borne on angels' wings to heaven,
Glad the summons to obey,
May we ever

Reign with Christ in endless day!

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