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Engage the ear-and warm the heart;
Then shall the day indeed be thine:
Murray. Darwells. 451
Resurrection of Christ celebrated.
And burst the slothful band;
Our noblest songs demand :
Reluctant death resigned
In dark domains confined :
Heaven with hosannas rings ;
Thy praise responsive sings?
Ascend thy conquering car,
Maintain the glorious war:
And sin and hell in triumph lead. 452
Litchfield. Dundee. 1 AGAIN the Lord of life and light
Awakes the kindling ray ;
And pours increasing day.
A sinful world in gloom!"
Triumphant from the tomb!
Let gladness dwell in every heart,
4 Ten thousand thousand lips shall join
To hail this welcome morn,
To nations yet unborn.
C. M. Litchfield. Nottingham 453
The Sabbath commemorative of Christ's Resurrection. 1 THE Lord of Sabbath let us praise,
In concert with the blest;
Employ this day of rest.
And more in knowledge grow;
While waiting here below.
Of glory was displayed,
This universe was made.
With blood, and grief, and pain-
'Twas greater-to redeem.
Clinton. Nazareth 454
The eternal Sabbath.
But there's a nobler rest above;
With cheerful hope-and strong desire.
Nor sin, nor death shall reach the place ;
Which warble from immortal tongues.
No cares to break the long repose;
But sacred, high, eternal noon.
But there's a nobler rest above;
Ward. Hingham. 455
Delight in Worship.
Let my religious hours alone;
I wait a visit, Lord, from thee.
And kindle there a pure desire:
And fill my soul with heavenly love.
How sweet thy entertainments are !
Redeeming grace and dying love. mf 4 Hail, great Immanuel, all divine !
In thee thy Father's glories shine;
And every tongue confess thee Lord. 456
Pleyel's Hymn Turin. 1 LORD of hosts, how lovely, fair,
Ev'n on earth, thy temples are !
Much of heaven and much of thee.
Bliss that softens all our woes ;
Warms our hearts with pure desire.
Here, thy pardoning grace is known;
Taste thy love and sing thy praise. 457
He holds communion with his friends,
And shines with bright, but friendly ruys, 2 While hovering o'er the happy place,
The Spirit sheds his heavenly grace;.
And tune our souls to love and praise.
To know and do our Maker's will;
And, while we hear, and sing, and pray,
With heavenly joy we soar away.
Oh! sweetest joys of all below :
And dwell forever near my God. 458
Hudson. Shirland. 1 HOW charming is the place
Where my Redeemer God
And sheds his love abroad!
With radiant glory crowned,
And smile on all around.
Each contrite soul presents:
He grants them all their wants.
Within thy blest abode;
The servants of my God.
C. M. 459
The Presence of God sought in his House.
Our humble tribute own,
We bow before thy throne.
With warm devotion rise !
Mount upward to the skies !
How languid our desire!
Till thou the heart inspire !
And fill thy dwellings here;
A heaven on earth appear.
5 Then shall our hearts, enraptured, say
Come, great Redeemer-come;
That calls thy children home.
Thy presence now display:
Oh! give us hearts to pray.
In pity, Lord, remove;
The message of thy love.
To kneel before thy face;
The children of thy grace. 461
God has brought us on our way;
Waiting in his courts to-day:
Emblem of eternal rest.
Through the dear Redeemer's name;
Take away our sin and shame;
May we rest this day in thee.
Let us feel thy presence near:
While we in thy house appear:
Of our everlasting feast.
Conquer sinners-comfort saints;
Bring relief from all complaints: