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Litchfield. Dundee.
I AGAIN our earthly cares we leave,

And to thy courts repair ;
Again with joyful feet we come,

To meet our Saviour here.
2 Within these walls let holy peace,

And love, and concord dwell:
Here give the troubled conscience ease,

The wounded spirit heal.
mp3 The feeling heart-the melting eye,

The humble mind bestow;
And shine upon us from on high,

To make our graces grow.
4 May we in faith receive thy word,

In faith present our prayers;
And in the presence of our Lord

Unbosom all our cares.
5 Show us some token of thy love,

Our fainting, hope to raise ;
And pour thy blessing from above,

That we may render praise.
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1 WITHIN thy house, O Lord, our God,

In glory now appear;
Make this a place of thine abode,

And shed thy blessings here.
2 When we thine awful seat surround,

Thy Spirit, Lord, impart;
And let thy gospel's joyful sound

With power reachi every heart.
3 Here let the blind their sight obtain;

Here give the mourners rest:
Let Jesus here triumphant reign,

Enthroned in every breast.
4 Here let the voice of sacred joy

And humble prayer arise,
Till higher strains our tongues employ
In realms beyond the skies.

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Prayer for a Blessing on public Worship. 1 TO thy temple we repair

Lord, we love to worship there;

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Dundee Litchfield.

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There within the vail we meet

Thee upon the mercy-seat.
2 While thy glorious name is sung,

Tune our lips-unloose our tongue ;
Then our joyful souls shall bless

Thee, the Lord our Righteousness.
3 While to thee our prayers ascend,

Let thine ear in love attend;
Hear us when thy Spirit pleads-

Hear-for Jesus intercedes.
4 While thy word is heard with awe,

While we tremble at thy law,
Let thy gospel's wondrous love

Every doubt and fear remove.
5 From thy house when we return,

Let our hearts within us burn;
That at evening, we may say-

“We have walked with God to-day.'
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1 IN thy great name, O Lord, we come,

To worship at thy feet;
Oh pour thy Holy Spirit down

On all that now shall meet.
2 We come to hear Jehovah speak,

To hear the Saviour's voice :
Thy face and favor, Lord, we seek;

Now make our hearts rejoice.
3 Teach us to pray, and praise, and hear,

And understand thy word ;
To feel thy blissful presence near,

And trust our living Lord.
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Aff 1 LORD, we come before thee now;

At thy feet we humbly bow;
Oh do not our suit disdain !

Shall we seek thee, Lord, in vain ?
2 Lord, on thee our souls depend;

In compassion now descend;
Fill our hearts with thy rich grace;

Tune our lips to sing thy praise.
3 In thine own appointed way,

Now we seck thee--here we stay;

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Lord, we know not how to go,

Till a blessing thou bestow.
4 Send some message froin thy word,
That may joy and peace

afford;
Let thy Spirit now impart
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5 Comfort those who weep and mourn,

Let the time of joy return;
Those who are cast down-lift up,

Make them strong in faith and hope.
6 Grant that all may seek and find

Thee a God supremely kind :
Heal the sick-the captive free;
Let us all rejoice in thee.

C. M.

Spencer. Eastport. 467

The Sacrifice of the Heart.
1 WHEN, as returns this solemn day,

Man comes to meet his God,
What rites, what honors shall he pay?

How spread his praise abroad?
2 From marble domes and gilded spires

Shall clouds of incense rise ?
And gems, and gold, and garlands deck

The costly sacrifice ?
3 Vain, sinful man!-creation's Lord

Thy offerings well may spare;
But give thy heart-and thou shalt find,
Thy God will hear thy prayer.

C. M.

Stamford. Medfield. 468

Before Sermon.
1 ALMIGHTY God!-eternal Lord !

Thy gracious power make known:
Touch, by the virtue of thy word,

And melt the heart of stone.
2 Speak with the voice that wakes the dead,

And bid the sleeper rise ;
Oh let his guilty conscience dread

The death that never dies.
3 Let us receive the word we hear,

Each in an honest heart;
Lay up the precious treasure there,
And never with it part.

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4 Now let our darkness comprehend

The light that shines so clear:
Thy Spirit, Lord, in mercy send,

And give us ears to hear. 469

8s, 78 & 4. Sicilian Hymn. Greenville. 1 COME, thou soul-transforming Spirit,

Bless the sower and the seed :
Let each heart thy grace inherit;
Raise the weak—the hungry feed :

From the gospel
Now supply thy people's need.
2 Help us all to seek the blessing

Which thou waitest now to give,
Let us all, thy love possessing,
Joyfully the truth receive ;

And forever

To thy praise and glory live. 470

8s, 78 & 4. Sicilian Hymn. Greenville, 1 IN thy name, O Lord, assembling,

We, thy people, now draw near;
Teach us to rejoice with trembling;
Speak, and let thy servants hear-

Hear with meekness-
Hear thy word with godly fear.
2 While our days on earth are lengthened,

Let us give them, Lord, to thee:
Cheered by hope-and daily strengthened,
We would run, nor weary be,

Till thy glory
Without clouds in heaven we see.
3 There in worship, purer, sweeter,

All thy people shall adore ;
Tasting of enjoyment greater
Than they could conceive before;

Full enjoyment-
Holy bliss, forevermore.

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Edyfield. 471

After Sermon.
1 THANKS for mercies, Lord, receive;

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

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2 Bless thy word to old and young;

Grant us, now, thy peace and love;
And when life's short race is run,

Take us to thy house above. 472

Edyfield. 1 SAVIOUR, bless thy word to all,

Quick and powerful let it prove;
Oh may sinners bear thy call !

Let thy people grow in love.
2 Thine own gracious message bless,

Follow it with power divine ;
Give the gospel great success.

Thine the work-the glory thine.
3 Saviour, bid the world rejoice,

Send-oh send thy truth abroad!
Let the nations hear thy voice-
Hear it-and return to God.
C. M,

Spencer. Ely. 473

Prayer for Sincerity in Worship.
Af 1 LORD! when we bend before thy throne,

And our CONFESSIONS pour,
Oh may we feel the sins we own,

And hate what we deplore.
2 Our contrite spirits pitying see ;

True penitence impart:
And let a healing ray from thee

Beam hope on every heart.
3 When we disclose our wants in PRAYER,

Oh let our wills resign;
And not a thought our bosom share,

Which is not wholly thine. mf 4 And when with heart and voice we strive

Our grateful hymns to raise,
Let love divine within us live,

And fill our souls with PRAISE.
5 Then, on thy glories while we dwell,

Thy mercies we'll review;
With love divine, transported, tell-

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St. Martin'g. St. Ann's. 1 COME, ye that love the Saviour's name,

And joy to make it known;

C. M.

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