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Pardon and Peace implorea.
We now recall to mind,
And let us mercy find :
Every burdened soul release;
And bid us go in peace!
And bloody sweat, we pray-
Take all our sins away:
From all sin do thou release;
And bid us go in peace!
Let sinners pardon feel;
And all our sickness heal:
Let our griefs and troubles cease;
L. M. 439
Remembering Christ at his Table.
Thou dearest, tenderest, best of friends!
Of löng eternity transcends.
Thy glories through these vails to see :
And happy they who sit with thee! 440
Not ashamed of Christ crucified.
Here we attend thy dying feast;
And thine own flesh feeds every guest. 2 Our faith adores thy bleeding love,
And trusts for life in one that died;
We hope for heavenly crowns above,
From a Redeemer crucified. 3 What tho' the world pronounce it shame,
And cast their scandals on thy cause ? We come to boast our Saviour's name,
And make our triumph in his cross.
"He that was dead hath left his tomb;
S. M. Silver Street. Pentonville. 441
The Sabbath welcomed.
That saw the Lord arise ;
And these rejoicing eyes !
And feasts his saints to-day;
And love, and praise, and pray.
Where God my Saviour's been,
Of pleasure and of sin.
In such a frame as this,
To everlasting bliss.
Murray 1 WELCOME, delightful morn!
Thou day of sacred rest;
Lord make these moments blest.
And fisi his throne of grace ;
While saints address thy face :
And learn to know and fear the Lord. mp3 Descend, celestial Dove,
With all thy quickening powers ;
Disclose a Saviour's love,
And bless these sacred'hours : r Then shall my soul new life obtain,
Nor Sabbaths be indulged in vain. 443
Savannah. Il 1 HAIL, happy day! thou day of holy rest,
What heavenly peace and transport till our breast!
And kindly holds communion with his friends.
Move from my sight, and leave my soul alone;
And to immortal beauties turn my eyes.
And on my Saviour's glories fix my eyes :
And waft it to the blissful realms above ! 444
Arlington. 1 AND now another week begins,
This day we call the Lord's ;
For so his word records.
Their voices fill the sky-
And welcome him on high.
Their joys oh may we feel;
And emulate their zeal.
Of Christ, our risen Lord;
Of Christ, th' incarnate Word.
, mighty Saviour, thee we hail!
We'll sing thy matchless love. 445
Semley. St. George's. 1 MY opening eyes with rapture see
The dawn of thy returning day;
While thus my early vows I pay.
2 1 yield my heart to thee alone,
Nor would receive another guest :
And reign sole monarch in my breast.
And drive each carnal thought away;
One sinful thought-through all the day. f 4 Then, to thy courts when I repair,
My soul shall rise on joyful wing,
Effingham. Springfield. 446
The Rest of the Sabbath.
Another Sabbath is begun:
Improve the day thy God has blest.
As grateful incense, to the skies;
Which none but he that feels it knows.
The dearest pledge of glorious rest,
The end of cares--the end of pains. f 4 With joy, great God, thy works we view,
In varied scenes, both old and new;
With hope, we future pleasures taste.
In holy pleasures, pass away:
In hope of one that ne'er shall end !
In hymns around the throne:
Hath made, and called his own.
The brightest of the seven;
Savannah 1 AGAIN the day returns of holy rest,
Which, when he made the world, Jehovah blest;
And all be piety—and all be peace. 2 Let us devote this consecrated day,
To learn his will, and all we learn obey;
Our supplications, and our songs of praise.
Whose power defends us, and whose precepts guide;
L. M. 449 Preparation for the Duties of the Sabbath implored. mp 1 COME, dearest Lord, and bless this day,
Come, bear our thoughts from earth away:
With ardor to their native skies.
With rays of light upon us shine ;
On this sweet day of sacred rest.
And we arrive on Canaan's shore,
A Sabbath which shall never end.
Demands the soul's collected powers ;
These solemn, consecrated hours :
grace that calls us to thy throne.
Can every secret thought explore;
And where thou art intrude no more :
And fix our minds on things above!
And bid thy word, with life divine,
L. M. 61.