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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,-
In every bosom, fix thy throne.
HYMN 514, L. M. 514
Prayer on opening a Church Edifice. 1 TITHIN thy house, O Lord our God! mf 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, mf 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.
GOD of the universe :
HYMN 515, C. M. -515
Dedication of a Church.
This sacred fane we rear,
Invoke thy presence here.
The praises of thy name,
The Triune God proclaim.
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.
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HYMN 516, S. M. 516
The Heralds of Christ,
Who stand on Zion's hill! my Who bring salvation on their tongues,
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!" mf 3 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, mp
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. 517
The great Commission.
U Bid the whole earth my grace receive;
He shall be saved who trusts my word; mp
He shall be damned who don't believe.
And ye 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.
Ministers watch for Souls.
Now let them, from the mouth of God,
Their awful charge receive.
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;
Lord! how should we appear ?
Their own Redeemer, see;
That they may watch for thee.
HYMN 519, L. M. 519
Meeting of Ministers. 1
out thy Spirit from on high; 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,
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 ;
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;
Still animates our heart.
“My church shall safe abide;">
Who in his love confide
o Through every scene of life and death,
His promise is our trust;
When we are cold in dust.
HYMN 521, s. M. 521
The Pastor's Death.
Soul of the just, set free!
Thy bright example be!
Language of light and power,
Marked thee, till life's last hour.
Go, take with saints thy place;
A sinner saved by grace. 4 Lord Jesus! to thy hands mp
Our pastor we resign;
We were not his, but thine.
And, when the members die,
Thou raisest others in their stead: mf
To thee we lift our eye. 6 On thee our hopes depend; mf We gather round our Rock;
Send whom thou wilt; but condescend
Thyself to feed thy flock.
HYMN 522, S. M. 522
The Death of an aged Minister. mf" 1 " !
Rest from thy loved employ:
Enter thy Master's joy."
He started up to hear;
He fell--but felt no fear.
It found him on the field,