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C. M.

Blessedness of obeying and serving God.
1 OH happy man, whose soul is filled

With zeal and reverend awe!
His lips to God their honors yield,

His life adorns thy law.
2 A careful providence shall stand,

And ever guard his head;
Shall on the labors of his hand

Its kindly blessings shed.
3 The Lord shall his best hopes fulfil,

For months and years to come;
The Lord, who dwells on Zion's hill,

Shall send the blessings honie.
4 This is the man, whose happy eyes

Shall see his house increase ;
Shall see the mourning, church arise,
Then leave the world in peace.

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130 First Part. L. M. Tallis' Ev. Hymn.

Mercy and Pardon penitently implored.
1 FROM deep distress, and troubled thoughts,

To thee, my God, I raised my cry:
If thou severely mark our faults,

Oh! who could stand before thine eye? 2 But thou hast built thy throne of grace,

Free to dispense thy pardons there,
That sinners may approach thy face,

And hope, and love-as well as fear.
mf 3 My trust is fixed upon thy word,

Nor shall I trust thy word in vain:
Let mourning, souls address the Lord,

And find relief from all their pain.
mf 4 Great is his love-and large his grace,

Through the redemption of his Son;
He turns our feet from sinful ways,

And pardous what our hands have done.




130 SECOND PART. C. M. Barby Aff 1 OUT of the deeps of long distress,

The borders of despair,
I sent my cries to seek thy grace,

My groans to move thine ear.
2 Great God! should thy severer eye,

And thine impartial hand,
Be strict to mark iniquity,

No mortal flesh could stand.
mf 3 But there are pardons with my God,

For crimes of high degree;
Thy Son has bought them with his blood,

To draw us near to thee.
my 4 I wait for thy salvation, Lord ;-

With strong desires I wait;
My soul, invited by thy word,

Stands watching at thy gate.
[ 5 In God the Lord let Israel trust,

O sinners, seek his face ;
The Lord is good, as well as just,

And plenteous is his grace. 130 THIRD PART. S. M. Little Marlboro' AF 1 FROM lowest depths of wo,

To God I send my cry;
Lord, hear my supplicating voice,

And graciously reply!
2 Shouldst thou severely judge,

Who can the trial bear?
Forgive, O Lord, lest we despond,

And quite renounce thy fear. 3 My soul with patience waits

For thee, the living Lord;
My hopes are on thy

promise built,
Thy never-failing word.
4 My longing eyes look out

For thine enlivening ray,
More duly than tha morning watch

To hail the dawning day.


5 Let Israel trust in God,

No bounds his mercy knows;
The plenteous source and spring from whence

Eternal succor flows.





FIRST PART. C. M. Dundee.

Resignation and Contentment.
1 1s there ambition in my heart?-

Search, gracious God, and see;
Or, do I act a haughty part?-

Lord, I appeal to thee.
2 Whate'er thine all-discerning eye

Sees for thy creature fit,
I'll bless the good—and to the ill

Contentedly submit.
< 3 Let not despair nor fell revenge

Be to my bosom known;
Oh give me tears for others' wo,

And patience for my own.
- 4 Feed me, O Lord, with needful food:

I ask not wealth, or fame;
But give me eyes to view thy works,

A heart to praise thy name.
5 Oh may my days obscurely pass,

Without remorse or care ;
And let me for my parting hour

From day to day prepare.
131 SECOND Part. 88 & 79. Sicilian Hymn.
1 LET thy grace, Lord, make me lowly;

Humble all my swelling pride:
Fallen, guilty, and unholy,

Greatness from my eyes I'll hide:
2 I'll forbid my vain aspiring,

Nor at earthly honors aim;
No ambitious heights desiring,

Far above my humble claim.
3 Weaned from earth's vexatious pleasures,

In thy love I'll seek for mine;
Placed in heaven my nobler treasures,

Earth I quietly resign,



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mf 4 Israel, thus the world despising,

On the Lord alone rely;
Then, from him thy joys arising

Like himself shall never die.

132 FIRST PART. L. M. Dunstan

The Church the Dwelling-Place of God.
" i WHERE shall we go to seek and find

A habitation for our God?
A dwelling for the eternal mind,

Among the sons of flesh and blood ?
2 The God of Jacob chose the hill

Of Zion for his ancient rest;
And Zion is his dwelling still ;

His church is with his presence blest.
3 Here will he meet the hungry poor,

And fill their souls with living bread;
Sinners, that wait before his door,

With sweet provision shall be fed.
4 Here will I fix my gracious throne,

And reign forever-saith the Lord:
Here shall my power and love be known,

And blessings shall attend my word.

132 SECOND PART. C. M. Marlow. mf 1 ARISE ! O King of grace, arise,

And enter to thy rest;
Lo! thy church waits with longing eyes

Thus to be owned and blest.
2 Enter with all thy glorious train,

Thy Spirit and thy word;
All that the ark did once contain,
Could no such grace

mp 3 Here, mighty God, accept our yows,

Here let thy praise be spread;
Bless the provisions of thy house,

And fill thy poor with bread. mf 4 Here let the Son of David reign,

Let God's Anointed shine ;
Justice and truth his court maintain,
With love and power divine.

p 5 Here let him hold a lasting throne,

And as his kingdom grows,
Fresh honors shall adorn his crown,

And shame confound his foes.

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133 FIRST PART. C. M. Bordoin.

Excellence of Christian Unanimity and Love.
1 SPIRIT of peace! celestial Dove!

How excellent thy praise !
No richer gift than Christian love

Thy gracious power displays.
dol 2 Sweet as the dew on herb and flower,

That silently distils,
At evening's soft and balmy hour,

On Zion's fruitful hills :-
3 So, with mild influence from above,

Shall promised grace descend,
Till universal peace and love
O'er all ine earth extend.





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133 SECOND PART. C. M. Arlington.
1 LO! what an entertaining sight

Those friendly brethren prove,
Whose cheerful hearts in bands unite,

Of harmony and love!
2 Where streams of bliss from Christ the spring

Descend to every soul;
And heavenly peace, with balmy wing,

Shades and bedews the whole.
3 'Tis pleasant as the morning dews

That fall on Zion's hill,
Where God his mildest glory shows,

And makes his grace distil.

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133 THIRD PART. S. M. Haverhill
dol 1 BLEST are the sons of peace,

Whose hearts and hopes are one;
Whose kind designs to serve and please

Through all their actions run.

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