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4 All needful grace will God bestow,
And crown that grace with glory too:
He gives us all things and withholde
No real good from upright souls.

5 O God, our King, whose sovereign sway 5 The glorious host of heaven obey,

Display thy grace-exert thy power,
Till all on earth thy name adore.

84 THIRD Part. C. M. Medford.

MY soul, how lovely is the place

To which thy God resorts !
'Tis heaven to see his smiling face,

Though in his earthly courts.
2 There the great Monarch of the skies

His saving power displays;
And light breaks in upon our eyes,

With kind and quickening rays.
3 With his rich gifts the heavenly Dove

Descends and fills the place;
While Christ reveals his wondrous love,

And sheds abroad his grace.
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The secrets of thy will:

And still we seek thy mercies there, i

And sing thy praises still.

84' FOURTH PART. C. M. Dedham. O LORD, my heart cries out for thee,

While far from thine abode ;
When shall I tread thy courts, and see

My Saviour, and my God?
2 To sit one day beneath thine eye,

And hear thy gracious voice,
Exceeds a whole eternity

Employed in carnal joys.
3 Lord, at thy threshold I would wait,

While Jesus is within,
Rather than fill a throne of state,

Or dwell in tents of sin.

4 Could I command the spacious land,

Or the more boundless sea,
For one blest hour at thy right hand,

I'd give them both away. 84 FIFTA PART. C. M. Dunchurch.

O GOD of hosts-the mighty Lord,

How lovely is the place,
Where, in thy glory, we behold

The brightness of thy face!
2 My fainting soul with longing waits

To view thy blest abode:
My panting heart and flesh cry out

For thee, the living God.
3 Thrice happy they, whose choice has thee

Their sure protection made;
Who long to tread the sacred ways,

Which to thy dwelling lead.
fil 4 For God-who is our sun and shield

Will grace and glory give;
And no good thing will he withhold

From them that justly live.
5 O Lord of hosts-my king, my God,

How highly blest are they,
Who in thy temple always dwell,

And there thy praise display!

84 SIXTH PART. H. M. Newbury.

LORD of the worlds above,

How pleasant and how fair
The dwellings of thy love,

Thine earthly temples are !
To thine abode

With warm desires, My heart aspires, To see my God. mp 2 O happy souls, who pray,

Where God appoints to hear ;
O happy men, who pay

Their constant service there! ( They praise thee still!

Who love the way And happy they,

To Zion's hill.

3 They go from strength to strength,

Through this dark vale of tears,
Till each arrives at length,

Till each in heaven appears :
O glorious seat,

Shall thither bring king

Our willing feet. 84 SEVENTH PART. H.M. Newbury.

TO spend one sacred day

Where God and saints abide,
Affords diviner joy

Than thousand days beside:
Where God resorts, To keep the door,
I love it more

Than shine in courts. 2 God is our sun and shield,

Our light, and our defence :
With gifts his hands are filled ;

We draw our blessings thence:
He shall bestow

Peculiar grace,
On Jacob's race

And glory too.
3 The Lord his people loves;

His hand no good withholds
From those his heart approves,

From pare and upright souls:
Thrice happy he,

Whose spirit trusts
O God of hosts!

Alone in thee.

85

FIRST PART. L. M. Ralston.

Quickening Grace implored
LORD, thou hast called thy grace to mind,
So God forgave, when Israel sinned,

And brought his wandering captives home. 2 Thou hast begun to set us free,

And made thy fiercest wrath abate:
Now let our hearts be turned to thee,

And thy salvation be complete.
3 Revive our dying graces, Lord,

And let thy saints in thee rejoice:
Make known thy truth-fulfil thy word-

We wait for praise to tune our voice.

4 We wait to hear what God will say,

He'll speak-and give his people peace;
But let them go no more astray,

Lest his returning wrath increase.

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85 Second Part. L. M. Uröridge.

Salvation through Christ.
SALVATION is forever nigh

The souls who fear and trust the Lord;
And grace, descending from on high,

Fresh hopes of glory shall afford.
2 Mercy and truth on earth are met, [heaven;

Since Christ, the Lord, came down from By his obedience, so complete,

Justice is pleased-and peace is given.
3 Ilis righteousness is gone before,

To give us free access to God;
Our wandering feet shall stray no more,

But mark his steps, and keep the road. 85 THIRD PART. H. M. Acton.

JESUS, the Saviour's nigh

To those who fear his name;
He comes !-his praise on high

Let all his church proclaim.
His footsteps still And all the land
Ou earth shall stand, His glory fill.
2 Thy mercy, O our God,

To all thy church display:
Proclaim thy grace abroad, 1

And spread the gospel day:
High on thy throne, And quickly send

Our prayer attend, Salvation down. 85

FOURTH PART. H. M. Acton
THE Lord his blessing pours

Around our favored land;
His grace, like gentle showers,

Descends at his command :
O'er all the plains In rich supplies,
Blest fruits arise, Since Jesus reigns.

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2 His righteousness alone

Prepares his wondrous way:
He rises to his throne,

In realms of endless day!
His steps we trace, And, heaven in view,
His path pursue ;

Adore his

grace.

86 FIRST PART. L. M. Old Hundred.

The Creator only worthy to be worshipped.
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TERNAL God-almighty cause

Of earth, and sea, and worlds unknown;
All things are subject to thy laws,

All things depend on thee aloné. 2 Thy glorious being singly stands,

of all, within itsell, possessed; Controlled by none are thy commands;

Thou, from thyself alone, art blest.
3 To thee alone ourselves we owe;

To thee alone, our homage pay ;
All other gods we disavow,

Deny their ciaims-renounce their sway. p 4 Spread thy great name through heathen lands,

Their idol deities dethrone;
Subdue the world to thy commands,

And reign, as thou art—God alone.

86 SECOND PART. L. M. Winchester.

THOU great Instructer, lest I stray, P

Oh teach my erring feet thy way!

Thy truth, with ever fresh delight, mf Shall guide my doubtful steps aright.

2 How oft my heart's affections yield,
And wander o'er the world's wide field !
My roving passions, Lord, reclaim;

Unite them all to fear thy name.
f 3 Then, to my God, my heart and tongue,

With all their powers, shall raise the song:
On earth thy glories I'll declare,
Till heaven th’ immortal notes shall hear.

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