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3 Save us from guilt and shame,
Thy glory to display;
Wash all our sins away.
Stonefield. The Church's Prayer in Time of Desertion. mf 1 GREAT shepherd of thine Israel,
Who didst between the cherubs dwell, And lead the tribes, thy chosen sheep,
Safe through the desert and the deep-
Shine from on high-and guide us through;
We shall be saved-and sigh no more.
A lovely vine in this our land?
And heavenly dew enrich the ground ?
And bless the nations with their fruit?
Thy mourning vine, that lovely tree. < 5 Return, almighty God, return,
Nor let thy bleeding vineyard mourn:
St. Ann's. Praise to God in his Temples. f 1 TO God, our strength, your voice, aloud,
In strains of glory raise;
Exalt in notes of praise.
On each appointed feast,
The Sabbath's sacred rest.
- 3 This was the statute of the Lord,
To Israel's favored race:
And there we wait his grace.
Let all his temples ring;
And songs of triumph sing.
A greater Ruler takes his seat :
The kings of earth, and all their ways.
Or why support th’ unrighteous cause?
When will they vex the saints no more?
Possess his universal throne;
Perpetual silence keep?
And let his vengeance sleep?
Assume thy sovereign sway;
And yield their hearts to thee.
And spread thy name abroad;
FIRST PART. L. M. Hebron.
O Lord of hosts, thy dwellings are;
To meet th' assemblies of thy saints.
My panting heart cries out for God:
So far from all my joys and thee!
Around thy throne above the sky;
And all their work is praise and love.
Within the temple of thy grace;
And seek thy face, and learn thy praise.
To find the way to Zion's gate:
They lean upon their helper, God.
Till all shall 'meet in heaven at length:
84 SECOND PART. L. M.
Sharon. 1 GREAT God, attend, while Zion sings
The joy that from thy presence springs:
Exceeds a thousand days of mirth.
Within thy house, O God of grace,
Should tempt my feet to leave thy door. f113 God is our sun-he makes our day;
God is our shield-he guards our way
4 All needful grace will God bestow,
And crown that grace with glory too:
No real good from upright souls.
The glorious host of heaven obey,
THIRD PART. C. M. Medford. 1 MY soul, how lovely is the place
To which thy God resorts !
Though in his earthly courts.
His saving power displays;
With kind and quickening rays.
Descends and fills the place;
The secrets of thy will:
And sing thy praises still.
84 Fourth Part. C. M. Dedham 1 O LORD, my heart cries out for thee,
While far from thine abode;
My Saviour, and my God?
And hear thy gracious voice,
Employed in carnal joys.
While Jesus is within,
Or dwell in tents of sin.
4 Could I command the spacious land,
Or the more boundless sea,
I'd give them both away.
FIFTH PART. C. M. Dunchurch. 1 O GOD of hosts—the mighty Lord,
How lovely is the place,
The brightness of thy face!
To view thy blest abode :
For thee, the living God.
Their sure protection made;
Which to thy dwelling lead.
Will grace and glory, give;
From them that justly live.
How highly blest are they,
And there thy praise display!
Sixth PART. H. M. Newbury. 1 LORD of the worlds above,
How pleasant and how fair
Thine earthly temples are:
To see my
Where God'appoints to hear;
Their constant service there!
Who love the way
To Zion's bill