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HYMN 372. L. M.

The Lord's day.

1. ANOTHER six days' work is done,

is begun : Return, my soul, enjoy thy rest, Improve the day thy God has blest.

2. Come, bless the Lord, whose love assigns So sweet a rest to wearied minds; Provides an antepast of heav'n,

And gives this day the food of sev❜n.

3. O that our thoughts and thanks may rise, As grateful incense to the skies;

And draw from heav'n that sweet repose, Which none, but he who feels it, knows. 4. With joy, great God! thy works we view In various scenes both old and new;

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With praise we think on mercies past,
With hope we future pleasures taste.

5. In holy duties let the day,

In holy pleasures pass away.
How sweet, a sabbath thus to spend,
In hope of one that ne'er shall end.
HYMN 373. L. M.

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 churches rise.

2. Thine earthly sabbaths, Lord! we love; But there's a nobler rest above.

Thy servants to that rest aspire With ardent hope and strong desire. 3. There languor shall no more oppress; The heart shall feel no more distress; No groans shall mingle with the songs, That dwell upon immortal tongues. 4. No gloomy cares shall there annoy, No conscious guilt disturb our joy; But ev'ry doubt and fear shall cease, And perfect love give perfect peace.

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5. When shall that glorious day begin,
Beyond the reach of death or sin:
Whose sun shall never more decline,
But with unfading lustre shine!
HYMN 374. c. M.

1. FREQUENT the day of God returns,
To shed its quick'ning beams;
And yet how slow devotion burns ;
How languid are its flames!

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

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

Where the assembly ne'er breaks up,
The sabbath ne'er shall end;

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

HYMN 375. L. M.

God,

1.

is the

King!
To praise thy name, give thanks, and sing;
To show thy love by morning light,
And talk of all thy truth at night.

2. Sweet is the day of sacred rest :

No mortal care shall fill my breast;
My heart shall triumph in the Lord,
And bless his works, and bless his word.
3. And I shall share a glorious part,

When grace hath well refin'd my heart,
When doubts and fears no more remain,
To break my inward peace again.

4. And shall I see, and hear, and know,
All I desir'd or wish'd below;
And ev'ry pow'r find sweet employ
In the eternal world of joy.

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HYMN 376. c. M.

1. THIS is the day the Lord hath made;
He calls the his own.
Let heav'n rejoice, let earth be glad,
And praise surround the throne.
2. To-day arose our glorious head,

And death's dread empire fell,
To-day the saints his triumph spread,
And all its wonders tell.

3. Hosannah! the anointed King
Ascends his destin'd throne:
To God your grateful homage bring,
And his Messiah own.

4. Blest be the Lord, who came to men
With messages of grace;

Who came in God his Father's name,
To save our sinful race.

5. Hosannah in the highest strains
The church on earth can raise !
The highest heav'ns in which he reigns,
Shall give him nobler praise.

HYMN 377. s. M.

1. AGAIN the Lord of light

Awakes the kindling ray:
Unseals the eyelids of the morn,
And pours increasing day.

2. O what a night was that

Which wrapp'd mankind in gloom! O what a sun, which broke this day Triumphant from the tomb !

3. This day be homage paid,

And loud hosannahs sung; Let gladness dwell in ev'ry heart, And praise on ev'ry tongue. 4. Ten thousand lips shall join To hail this welcome morn, Which scatters blessings from its wings To nations yet unborn.

HYMN 378. c. M.

1. HAIL, happy morn! whose early ray

Saviour rise.

Welcome again, auspicious day!
To our reviving eyes.

2. On this blest morn, birth-day of hope!

Let not one soul be sad.

This is the day the Lord hath made,
And bids his saints be glad.

3. Come, and the wonders of the day
In notes harmonious sing;
Tell to the world the conquests gain'd
By your victorious King.

4. O happy souls, that feel the pow'r Of his attractive love!

With him they die, with him they live,
And seek the things above.

HYMN 879. P. M.
Close of the Service.

1. 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,

Trav'lling through this wilderness.
2. 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!

HYMN 380. P. M.

1. THANKS for mercies past receive;

our sins renew; Teach us henceforth how to live, With eternity in view.

2. Bless thy word to old and young; Grant us, Lord! thy peace and love; And, when life's short course is run,

Take us to thy house above.

HYMN 381. L. M.

The Christian Farewell.

1. THY presence, everlasting God!

Wide through all nature spreads abroad:
Thy watchful eyes which never sleep,
In ev'ry place thy children keep.
2. While near each other we remain,
Thou dost our lives and pow'rs sustain ;
When sep'rate, we rejoice to share
Thy counsels and thy gracious care.
3. To thee we now commit our ways,
And still implore thy heav'nly grace.
Still cause thy face on us to shine,
And guard and guide us still as thine.
4. Give us in thy beloved house,

Again to pay our grateful vows;
Or, if that joy no more be known,
Give us to meet around thy throne.

XXIII.
BAPTISM.

HYMN 382. c. M.
Of Adults.

," said Christ, "God's wondrous grace

1." PROCLAIM," s

To all the sons of men:
He who believes and is baptis'd,
Salvation shall obtain."

2. Let plenteous grace descend on those,
Who, hoping in his word,

This day have publicly declar'd,
That Jesus is their Lord.

3. With cheerful feet may they go on,
And run the christian race;
And, in the troubles of the way,
Find all-sufficient grace.

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