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L. M. Waterville. St. Paul's. 1 LORD, how shall wretched sinners dare

Look up to thy divine abode,
Or offer their imperfect prayer

Before a just and holy God?
2 Bright terrors guard thine awful seat,

And dazzling glories vail thy face;
Yet mercy calls us to thy feet:

Thy throne is still a throne of grace.
3 Oh! may our souls thy grace adore ;

May Jesus plead our humble claim,
While thy protection we implore,

In his prevailing, glorious name.
4 Let past experience of thy care

Support our hope-our trust invite;
Again attend our humble prayer ;-
Let mercy still be thy delight.

Calmar. Hudsop. 551

Lord's Prayer.
1 OUR heavenly Father, hear

The prayer we offer now;
Thy name be hallowed far and near,

To thee all nations bow!
2 Thy kingdom come—tly will

On earth be done in love,
As saints and seraphim fulfil

Thy perfect law above!
3 Our daily bread supply,

While by thy word we live;
The guilt of our iniquity

Forgive-as we forgive.
4 From dark temptation's power,

From Satan's wiles defend;
Deliver in the evil hour,

And guide us to the end. mf 5 Thine shall forever be

Glory and power divine ;
The sceptre, throne, and majesty

Of heaven and earth are thine. mp 6 Thus humbly taught to pray

By thy beloved Son,
Through him we come to thee, and say,

• All for his sake be done!'

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C. M.

Litchfield. Dundee. 1 OUR Father who in heaven art!

All hallowed be thy naine ;
Thy kingdom come-thy will be done,

Throughout this earthly frame,–
2 As cheerfully as 'tis by those

Who dwell with thee on high
Lord, let thy bounty, day by day

Our daily food supply.
3 As we forgive our enemies,

Thy pardon, Lord, we crave;
Into temptation lead us not,

But us from evil save.
mf 4 For kingdom, power, and glory, all

Belong, O Lord, to thee;

Thine from eternity they were, Lep And thine shall ever be. 553

68 & 53. Portuguese Hymn. Lyons. 1 OUR Father in heaven,

We hallow thy name!
May thy kingdoin holy

On earth be the same!
Oh give to us daily

Our portion of bread;
It is from thy bounty

That all must be fed.
2 Forgive our transgressions,

And teach us to know
That humble compassion

Which pardons each foe :
Keep us from temptation,

From weakness and sin,
And thine be the glory
Forever-Amen.
C. M.

Litchfield. Corinth. 554

Retirement and Meditation,
1 FAR from the world, O Lord, I flee,

From strife and tumult far;
From scenes where Satan wages still

His most successful war.
P 2 The calm retreat--the silent shade,

With prayer and praise agree;

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hy thy sweet bounty, made
For those who follow thee.
3 There, if the Spirit touch the soul,

And grace her mean abode,
Oh! with what peace, and joy, and love,

She communes with her Göd !
4 Author and guardian of my life,

Sweet source of light divine,
And-all harmonious names in one-

My SAVIOUR--thou art mine!
5. What thanks I owe thee! and what love!

A boundless, endless store!
Thy praise shallsound through realms above,

When time shall be no more. 555

L. M. Bellville. Waterville. 1 MY God, permit me not to be

A stranger to myself and thee;
Amid a thousand thoughts I rove,

Forgetful of my highest love.
2 Why should my passions mix with earth,

And thus debase my heavenly birth?
Why should I cleave to things below,
And let my God, my Saviour, go ?
3 Call me away from earth and sense ;

Thy sovereign word can draw me thence ;
I would obey the voice divine,

And all inferior joys resign.
4 Be earth, with all her scenes, withdrawn;

Let noise and vanity be gone;
In secret silence of the mind,

My heaven-and there'my God I find. 556

C. M. Brattle Street. Corinth. 1 WHILE thee I seek, protecting Power!

Be my vain wishes stilled;
And may this consecrated liour

With better hopes be filled.
2 Thy love the power of thought bestowed ;

To thee iny thoughts would soar:
Thy mercy o'er my life has flowed ;

That mercy I adore.
3 In each event of life, how clear

Thy ruling hand I see !

Each blessing to my soul most dear,

Because conferred by thee.
4 In every joy that crowns my days,

In every pain I bear,
My heart shall find delight in praise,

Or seek relief in prayer.
5 When gladness wings my favored hour,

Thy love my thoughts shall fill;
Resigned, when storms of sorrow lower,

My soul shall meet thy will.
6 My lifted eye, without a tear,

The gathering storm shall see;
My steadfast heart shall know no fear;

That heart will rest on thee.

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S. M.

557

Hudson. Little Marlboro'. 1 OUR heavenly Father's.eye

Sees through the darkest night;
In deep retirement he is nigh,

With heart-discerning sight.
2 Then let that eye survey

Our duteous homage paid,
With every morning's dawning ray,

And every evening's shade.
3 O God! may heavenly fire

The incense still inflame;
While grateful vows to thee aspire,

Through my Redeemer's name.
4 Oh warm my heart with love,

My soul in secret bless;
So shalt thou deign, in worlds above,

Thy suppliant to confess.

L. M.

Medway. Shoel 558

Desiring the Presence of God.
1 MY God, I bow before thy feet;

When shall my soul approach thy seat?
When shall I see thy glorious face

With mingled majesty and grace ?
2 How should I love thee, and adore,

With hopes and joys unknown before!
And bid this trifling world be gone,
Nor tease my heart so near thy throne.

C. M.

3 My soul should pour out all her cares

In flowing words, or flowing tears;
Thy smiles would ease my sharpest pain,

Nor should I seek my God in vain. 559

C. M.... St. Martin's. Berwick 1 ETERNAL Sun of Righteousness,

Display thy beams divine,
And cause the glory of thy face

On all our hearts to shine!
2 Light in thy light, oh may we see,

Thy grace and mercy prove!
Revived, and cheered, and blest by thee,

Thou God of pardoning love! 560

St. Martin's. Stephens. 1 SHINE on our souls, eternal God,

With rays of mercy shine:
Oh let thy favor crown our days,

And all their round be thine.
2 With thee let every week begin;

With thee each day be spent;.
To thee each fleeting hour be given,

Since each by thee is lent.
3 Thus cheer us through this desert road,

Till all our labors cease ;
Till heaven refresh our' weary souls
With everlasting peace.

Corinth. Arlington. 561

God's Presence a Comfort in Life.
1 OH happy they who know the Lord,

With whom he deigns to dwell !
He feeds and cheers them by his word;

His arm supports them well.
2 To them, in each distressing hour,

His throne of grace is near;
And when they plead his love and power,

He stands engaged to hear.
3 His presence cheers us in our cares,

And makes our burdens light;
His gracious word dispels our fears,

And gilds the gloom of night.
4 Let us enjoy, and highly prize
These tokens of thy love ;

C. M.

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