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2 May he give us his unction,
To tell, with heart's compunction,
The wonders of his grace;
A constant deep impression
Of Jesus' wounds and passion,
And simple, childlike cheerfulness.
3 Lord, our High Priest and Saviour!
Pour fire and spirit's fervor

On all thy priestly bands;
When we are interceding,
And for thy people pleading,
Give incense, and hold up our hands.
4 By thine illumination,
Thy church's situation

In the true light we trace;
We rise from pray'r with blessing,
O'ercome what is distressing,
Thro' thee, and run with joy our race.

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From day to day in knowledge and in
To all her

choirs those special bles-
sings grant,
Which they in their degree and measure
2 Thy servants

Thy flocks preserve in peace and unity, And walk amongst them with complacency.

us on,

6 From grace to grace still farther lead'
And finish the good work thou hast
That we thy saving name may magnify,
And forthybitter torments yield theejoy.

7 Thy messengers, who storms and
waves disdain
[to gain,
To teach the nations, and their souls
Bless thou, and touch their lips with
hallow'd fire;
To witness of thy death, their tongues

May thy whole flock by thee, their
Shepherd, led,

Afford thee joy and in thy footsteps tread;
Unto eternal life let us, by faith,
Feed on the merits of thy blood and

9 May all thy people, far and near,

Supported by thy aid, thy holy will;
To thee all praise, all honor doth pertain,
Let all who love thy name, reply, Amen!

594.* T. 583.

and thy handmaids THOU hast thy church appointed, keep in faith, [death; Lord, that she [should be And ground them all on thy atoning O'er all the world unto thy praise Let those, who have the care of souls, A church, who in herself is void of good, by thee [rous be. And yet by thee with grace and pow'r Be taught; thus will their labor prosp'- endow'd.

3 May all our pastors who instruct thy 2

Firm to the word of thy atonement keep;
Toact as in thy sight, Ogive them grace,
In word and walk may they show forth
thy praise.

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Teach us to pray for all the ransom'd fold:

[withhold, Lord! from thy church no needful gifts As Head and Ruler in thy house remain, And be the Leader of the witness-train.


Grant that we all may stedfastly adhere To those great truths, by thee to us made clear;

Altho'we have but little strength,maywe
Abiding in thy word, preserved be.
4 Oletthy congregation feel thy peace,
And daily may her joy in thee increase;
Preserve her graciously from ev'ry harm,
Protect her by thy strong and mighty.


5 Grant her to thee an ever free access, That cheerful to the mark she onward press;

And far and near, supported by thy aid, Extend thy knowledge, and thy gospel spread.

596.* T. 11.

LORD, with ev'ry needful grace
Bless thy church in ev'ry place;
Fill her with thy love divine,

And each member own as thine.

6 Thou know'st her wants, and comfort 2 Grant us all to feel thy peace,
Set each troubled heart at ease;
dost impart
Unto each needy, poor, and sin-sick Purify us by thy blood,


Yea, by thy body and thy precious blood Which hath brought us nigh to God. Thou giv'st to her an ever-strength'ning


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O SON of God, High-Priest & Lamb once slain,

Behold the purchase of thy bitter pain. 2 Thou see'st us here assembled in thy name,

To feel thy gracious presence is our aim. 3 Unto each married pair that favor grant,

Thee and thy church, O Lord, to represent.

4 O may the single men be fill'd with


To serve and follow thee and do thy will.

5 And grant the single women grace

to be

True virgin hearts devoted unto thee.

60 may the children true obedience show,

597. T. 185. GRACIOUS Saviour, bless thy congregation,

Richly all her wants supply;
Be our only joy and consolation,
Till we quit mortality:

Of each weight may we be more di-

Live beneath thy sceptre unmolested,
In thy matchless radiance shine,
Filled with thy love divine.

2 Cheer thy chosen witnesses, O Jesus,
Who thy dying love proclaim,
That with joy they may to distant places

Bear thy great and glorious name:
By thy arm O may they be defended
Till their pilgrimage on earth is ended,
And they are with thee at rest :
Lord, we pray, hear our request.

598.* T. 22.

LORD Jesus, with thy presence bless, By land and sea, thy witnesses; In ev'ry danger them defend, In ev'ry trial prove their Friend. 2 O may thy word in Christendom Be blest, and may thy kingdom come; May all thy ministers succeed In bringing fruit to thee their Head. 3 Preserve in constant love and peace, And thro' thy blessing, still increase 7 Be thou the consolation, help and Thy little flocks, which far and near stay, [pray. In towns and villages appear. Of widowers and widows, Lord, we 4 Thy thoughts of peace o'er us fulfil, 8. Give unto all the needful gifts and Incline our hearts to do thy will; [place. Thy gospel make more fully known, Yea, bless each soul thou hast in ev'ry May all the world thy goodness own.

And as in years, in grace and knowledge grow.


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ATTEND, O Saviour, to our pray'r!
All things by thy appointment are;
The world O govern for the best!
The Lord of all thou art confest.

2 Thou who on earth the sick didst heal,
And to the poor thy love reveal,
O comfort by a look from thee
All who are now in misery.

3 Nearer and nearer draw us still;
Might all but know thy holy will:
Subdue all pride and stubbornness,
O Lord, by thy prevailing grace.

4 Preserve by thy most gracious aid
Those who have thee their Refuge

Grant that, in all things free from blame,
In meekness they may praise thy name.

601.* T. 97.
OFT as the church the blessings weighs
Deriv'd from Jesus' saving grace,
And ponders on his faithful care,
Which she each day doth richly share,
By love constrain'd, to pray she is inclin'd
For the prosperity of all mankind.

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May live in godliness and honesty.

602.* T. 1.

O LORD, asham'd and blushing we declare,

That we thy poor insolvent debtors


2 O lift on us thy gracious counten.


In mercy look upon our indigence.
3 Grant us each blessing purchas'd by
thy blood,

O'erstream our souls with that atoning

T. 151.
AMEN, this the conclusion
Of our petitions be:
Lord, by thy blood's effusion,
Let us belong to thee.
Thus we await, possessing

True bliss while we are here,
The time, when joys unceasing

We once with thee shall share.



Of the Christian Church in general, and the
Brethren's Congregations in particular.

604. T. 167.

605.* T. 520.

GLORIOUS things of thee are PRAISE God for ever!


Zion, city of our God!

He whose words can ne'er be broken,
Form'd thee for his own abode:
On the Rock of ages founded,
What can shake thy sure repose?
With salvation's walls surrounded,

Thou may'st smile at all thy foes.
2 See! the streams of living waters,
Springing from eternal love,
Well supply thy sons and daughters,
And all fear of want remove:
Who can faint while such a river

Ever flows their thirst t'assuage? Grace, which like the Lord, the Giver, Never fails from age to age. 3 Round each habitation hov'ring See the cloud and fire appear! For a glory and a cov'ring,

Showing that the Lord is near: Thus deriving from their banner Light by night and shade by day, Safe they feed upon the manna Which hegives them when they pray. 5 Blest inhabitants of Zion,

Wash'd in the Redeemer's blood! Jesus, whom their souls rely on, Makes them kings and priests to God: 'Tis his love his people raises

Over self to reign as kings,
And as priests, his solemn praises
Each for a thank-off'ring brings.

5 Saviour, if of Zion's city

I thro' grace a member am;
Let the world deride or pity,
I will glory in thy name:
Fading is the worldling's pleasure,

All his boasted pomp and show;
Solid joys and lasting treasure,

None but Zion's children know.

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Boundless is his favor

To his church and chosen flock,
Founded on Christ the Rock,
His almighty Son;

On fair mount Zion,

By his Spirit, grace and word:
Blest city of the Lord!
Thou in spite of ev'ry pow'rful foe
Shalt unshaken stand, and prosp'ring

'Midst disgrace-to God's praise,
Both in love and unity,
To all eternity.

2 It plain appeareth,
As God's word declareth,
That the Lord his flock defends,
Thro' mercy which ne'er ends;
As he was of old

With his chosen fold,

Thus his pow'r and faithfulness
We in the church may trace,
For our God his people still protects
And 'mongst them his righteous throne

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T. 69.

10 Yea, his condition

HOW amiable

Thy habitations are! Wherein assemble

Thy christian people dear, O Lord,-Thy praises to record. 2 My heart with fervor

And inward longing, pants Thy grace and favor

To tell there with thy saints, Boldly The truth to testify. 3 For there thou choosest

To dwell, my living Tow'r ; Sweet rest diffusest

From that place evermore, Which thou-Ordained hast thereto.

4 There is asserted

The new birth spiritual; Souls are converted

By thy pure gospel's call, And there-In Christ's church grafted

' are.

5' For this I'm longing,
To be throughout my days
Thereto belonging,

Thy holy name to praise,
And thee-To serve incessantly.
6 All those are blessed

That come into thine house, With awe expressed,

Which deep conviction shows, And pray-And to thee homage pay. 7 Thou dost deliver

Thy church in all distress; Thou art our Saviour;

Whate'er may us oppress, Vict'ry-We may obtain thro' thee.

8 One day is better

Spent in the christian church, Thy praise to utter,

Than thousands spent in search Of joy-In the broad worldly way.

9 This territory

The Lord, as Sun, doth light, Gives grace and glory,

And sanctify'd delight To all-Who on his mercy call.

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HIGHLY favor'd congregation, Founded firm on Christ the Rock! Own with thanks and adoration,

He's the Shepherd, we his flock; He's our Saviour,-whose great favor We've 'midst many trials proved, We're unworthy, yet beloved.

2 Most who enter your blest borders View with awe your Master's aim ; And your government and orders

Prompt them to revere his name.
Lord most holy !—may we truly
Prize our great predestination
In thy chosen congregation.

3 Think, my soul, how great the favor
In Jehovah's courts to dwell!
There poor sinners meet their Saviour;

There the sin-sick souls grow well. Was not Jesus always gracious, When we, conscious how we failed. To his loving heart appealed ?

4 Here by faith we're humbly eying
Our Redeemer on the cross;
We behold him bleeding, dying,

To gain endless bliss for us.
Here is ready-for the needy,
Meat and drink at Jesus' table,
Which t'explain we are not able.
5 In thy family, O Jesus,

Love should more and more abound, This thy word and Spirit teach us, As its mark to all around. May we learning-and discerning Both thy doctrine and example, Be in truth thy holy temple.

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