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2 May he give us his unction,
On all thy priestly bands;
In the true light we trace;
From day to day in knowledge and in
choirs those special bles-
Thy flocks preserve in peace and unity, And walk amongst them with complacency.
6 From grace to grace still farther lead'
7 Thy messengers, who storms and
May thy whole flock by thee, their
Afford thee joy and in thy footsteps tread;
9 May all thy people, far and near,
Supported by thy aid, thy holy will;
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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;
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
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.
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LORD, with ev'ry needful grace
And each member own as thine.
6 Thou know'st her wants, and comfort 2 Grant us all to feel thy peace,
Yea, by thy body and thy precious blood Which hath brought us nigh to God. Thou giv'st to her an ever-strength'ning
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
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;
Of each weight may we be more di-
Live beneath thy sceptre unmolested,
2 Cheer thy chosen witnesses, O Jesus,
Bear thy great and glorious name:
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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.
ATTEND, O Saviour, to our pray'r!
2 Thou who on earth the sick didst heal,
3 Nearer and nearer draw us still;
4 Preserve by thy most gracious aid
Grant that, in all things free from blame,
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May live in godliness and honesty.
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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.
O'erstream our souls with that atoning
True bliss while we are here,
We once with thee shall share.
Of the Christian Church in general, and the
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GLORIOUS things of thee are PRAISE God for ever!
Zion, city of our God!
He whose words can ne'er be broken,
Thou may'st smile at all thy foes.
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,
5 Saviour, if of Zion's city
I thro' grace a member am;
All his boasted pomp and show;
None but Zion's children know.
Boundless is his favor
To his church and chosen flock,
On fair mount Zion,
By his Spirit, grace and word:
'Midst disgrace-to God's praise,
2 It plain appeareth,
With his chosen fold,
Thus his pow'r and faithfulness
10 Yea, his condition
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
5' For this I'm longing,
Thy holy name to praise,
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.
3 Think, my soul, how great the favor
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
To gain endless bliss for us.
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.