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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,

Each 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 the seed thy servant sows,

Produce abundant fruit.

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HYMN 65.

Unfruitfulness lamented. 1 LONG have we heard the joyful sound

Of thy salvation, Lord;
But still how weak our faith is found,

And knowledge of thy word! 2 Oft we frequent thy holy place,

And hear almost in vain :
How small a portion of thy grace

Do our false hearts retain !
3 How cold and feeble is our love !

How negligent our fear!
How low our hope of joys above!

How few affections there !

Great God! thy sovereign power impart,

To give thy word success :
Write thy salvation on our heart,

And make us learn thy grace. 5 Show our forgetful feet the way

That leads to joys on high ;
Where knowledge grows without decay,

And love shall never die.

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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.

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HYMN 67.

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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 ?

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.

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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,

HYMNS.

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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.

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HYMN 70.

After Sermon.
1 BEYOND the dearest joys of earth,

Thy courts, O Lord, I love;
But still my fainting heart desires,

To see thy house above.
2 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;
The
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is thine alone
To make it spring and grow;
Do thou the gracious harvest raise,
And thou alone shalt have the praise.

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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.

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HYMN 78.

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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