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Loud, still louder swell the strain :
Peace on earth! good-will to men! 2. Breezes! whisp'ring soft and low,
Gently murmur as ye blow,
Praises to the God of peace. 3. Ocean's billows ! far and wide,
Rolling in majestic pride!
Peace on earth! good-will to men! 4. Vocal songsters of the grove!
Sweetly chant in notes of love,
Praises to the God of peace.
Christians who before him kneel!
5. FOR A CONGREGATION.
HYMN 428. L. M.
On earth establish his abode ?
Regard our temples as his own ?
And sing that condescending grace,
And call us sinful mortals near.
Which guards our house of pray’r in peace,
To fill the worshippers with dread. 4. These walls we to thy honour raise :
Long may they echo with thy praise;
5. And in the great decisive day,
When God the nations shall survey,
'HYMN 429. P. M. 1. IN sweet exalted strains
The King of glory praise :
Through everlasting days.
Sustains cr sinks the distant poles. 2. To earth he bends his throne,
His throne of grace divine ; Wide is his bounty known,
And wide his glories shine. Fair Salem, still his chosen rest,
Is with his smiles and presence blest. 3. Then King of glory! come;
And with thy favour crown
This people as thy own.
How God can dwell with men below. 4. Here'may thine ears attend
Our interceding cries,
All fragrant to the skies.
And spread the joys of heav'n around. 5. Here may th' attentive throng
Imbibe thy truth and love;
Of Seraphim above;
With sacred joy and sweet accord. 6. In peace, here may our sons
And daughters sound thy praise :
Through long succeeding days.
HYMN 430. L. M. At the ordination or settlement of a Minister. 1.
His ministers to preach his word;
And spread the gospel of their Lord. 2. “ Go forth, ye heralds, in my name ;
Bid the whole earth my grace receive ;
And call them to repent and live. 3." The joyful news to all impart,
And teach them where salvation lies;
And wipe the tear from weeping eyes. 4.“ Be wise as serpents where you go,
But harmless as the peaceful dove; And let your heav'n-taught conduct show,
· That you're commission'd from above. 5.“ Freely from me ye have receiv'd;
Freely in love to others give:
And by your labour sinners live.” 6. Happy those servants of the Lord,
Who thus their Master's will obey !
HYMN 481. I.. M.
The grace that builds thy courts below;
Stoops to regard whạt mortals do! 2. Amidst the wastes of time and death,
Successive pastors thou dost raise,
And form a people for thy praise.
Thy servants join th' angelic band,
With them before thy presence stand.
4. O blest employment! glorious hope !
Sweet lenitive of grief and care!
And all their joys and honours share ?
Tho' distant from thy heav'nly throne,
HYMN 432. L. M.
Thou know'st the anxious cares we feel,
And all our trembling lips would tell.
Nor smite the shepherd of the flock;
Stretch out thine arm, make haste to save.
And pray’rs and tears cannot prevail :
Support him through the gloomy way.
Waiting the signal of thy hand,
HYMN 438. c. M. For a vacant congregation on the death of its Ministe 1. Now.let our drooping hearts revive,
And let our tears be dry:
Which view a Saviour nigh?
The aged the young;
And mute th’ instructive tongue :
New comfort to impart.
His hand still guides us, and his voice
Still animates our heart.
Through ev'ry rising race.
Thy mourning servants bless.
Their accents of distress.
6. SICKNESS AND RECOVERY.
HYMN 434. c. M.
And thy deliv'rance send.
When will my troubles end ?
To bear my Father's rod :
And live upon my God.
When new distress begins ;
And hate my former sins.
When earthly joys were fled ;
Had sunk amongst the dead.
Though they may seem severe.
HYMN 435. s. M.
Ye husy cares, be still !