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4 lo gentle offices of love
His feet are never slow:
A brother in a foe.
from above; That mercy moves him to fulfil The perfect law of love.
For Sabbath Schools.
In joyful songs of praise ;
Our thankful hearts we'll raise.
The book of life divine,
And brightest glories shine:
Our wandering feet are brought,
And heavenly truths are taught:
and old his praises sing.
Be crowned with full success!
Thy sacred name here bless!
We'll raise throughout eternity.
Columbia 1 GREAT God! our voice to thee we raise; Tune thou our lips and hearts with praise,
Thy goodness to adore :
Kind Father of the poor!
Our shield and refuge be:
Thy Spirit, Lord, conduct our youth,
That we may come to thee!
And crown it with thy love;
In nobler praise above.
Denton. Dresden 665
In Behalf of Widows and Orphans.
Thou art our refuge in distress;
The father of the fatherless!
To them thy promises are sure:
Oh may we always thus be poor!
To bear each other's burdens here;
And walk in all thy faith and fear.
Thou art our refuge in distress;
The father of the fatherless! 666
C. M. St. Austin's. Dundee. 1 OH gracious Lord, whose mercies rise
Above our utmost need!
And hear the orphan plead.
And all a father's care,
To whom direct our prayer ?
Thou shalt our Father be :
We find, O Lord, in thee!
And wiped away our tears:
Thy mercy has a refuge found
To guard our helpless years.
Who pity to us show;
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On Opening a Place of Worship.
We build this earthly house for thee;
And guard it long from error free.
And dying sinners pray to live,
And when thou hearest, Lord, forgive. 3 Here, when thy messengers proclaim
The blessed gospel of thy Son,
Be mighty signs and wonders done.
Hosanna! to their heavenly King,
Hosanna! let the angels sing.
Here to abide, no transient guest?
And here the Holy Spirit rest?
Yet choose not, Lord, this house alone; Thy kingdom come to every heart,
In every bosom fix thy throne.
Pleyel's Hymn. Rotterdam 1 LORD of Hosts, to thee we raise
Here a house of prayer and praise ;
Here to meet for praise and prayer.
With thy word, the heavenly bread ;
3 Here to thee a temple stand,
While the sea shall gird the land;
While the sun and moon endure.
To the joyful sound reply;
Prayer and praise till time shall end. 669
Old Hundred. 1 AND will the great eternal God
On earth establish his abode?
Avow our temples for his own?
And sing that condescending grace,
And call us, sinful mortals, near.
Long may they echo with thy praise ;
With choicest tokens of thy grace.
With all the graces of his train;
To conquer foes and cheer his friends.
When God the nations shall survey,
That crowds were born to glory here. 670
Bethesda. St. Philip's 1 GREAT King of glory, come,
And with thy favor crown
This people as thine own:
How God can dwell with men below.
Our interceding cries,
Like incense, to the skies:
3 Here may our unborn sons
And daughters sound thy praise,
Through long succeeding days:
While temples stand, and men adore.
Imbibe thy truth and love;
Of seraphim above:
Rejoice in thy abounding grace. 671
Bethesda. St. Philip's. 1 GREAT Father of mankind,
We bless that wondrous grace,
Within thy courts a place.
the throne; For Jesus brings us near,.
And makes our cause his own: Strangers no more,
And find our home, To thee we come,
And rest secure.
To worship in thy house ;
To join the choir
C. M. Stamford. St. Martin's. | GREAT Sovereign of the earth and sky,
And Lord of all below;
Ten thousand seraphs bow.
Thy presence knows no bound;
There thou art always found.
Oh meet thy people here;
And in thy church appear.