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404 (1st P.) L. M. Derby 169. Wells Row 98.
The Presence of CHRIST the joy of bis People.
The sacred prophecy fulfill'd ;
That show'd the great Messiah born ;
Whom ince! the Saviour! long desir'd,
Rise o'er the world with healing ray.
His saints behold his smiling face;
With power and majesty divine :
And pray and wish his kind return;
'Tis all å scene of gloomy night.
Our graces droop, our comforts die ;
Again to our admiring eyes :
Thy courts below, like those above,
404 (24 P.) L. M. Claybury 310. Lewton 30. The perpetual Presence of God with bis Church desired,
Jer, xiv, 8. 1 O THOU, the Hope of Israel's host,
Theirstrength, their helper, and their boast; How oft their Saviour bast thou been,
In times of trouble and of sin!
Thy visits crown'd the means of grace ;
Run 3 « Enter our hearts, Redeemer bless'd, 1%,
Enter, thou ever honour'd guest;
Thy house, thy temple, and thy throne. - 4 And stay, not only for a night,
To bless us with a transient eight;
In heaven for evermore. Amen.
Asking the Way to Sion, Jer. 1. 5.'
That leads to Sion's hill,
With a determin’d will.
Your pious march to join: -
Of faith and love divine.
And seek his favour there;
And pour your fervent prayer!
In everlasting bands ;!.
DR. DODDRIDGE. 405 (20P.) C. M. Braintree 25. Great Milton 212.
The High Way to Zion, Isaiah xxxv. 8, 8, 10:
Your great Deliv'rer sing :
Be joyful in your Kinga
How holy and how plain !
Nor ask the track in vain.
3 No ravening lion shall destroy,
Nor lurking serpent wound;
Thro' all the path are found.
Thro? all the blissful road;
And see your smiling God.
! 6 March, then, in your Redeemer's strength;
Pursue his footsteps still ;
While lab'ring up the hill,
At the forming of a Church.
We bless that wond'rous grace
How kind the care
A house of prayer! 2 Tho' once estrang'd afar, We
e now approach the throne :
Strangers no more,
And ręst secure
And love thy sacred names
No more our own, but thine,
Thy titles sing
On dainties all divine;
Incense shall rise.
To worship in thy house ;
407 L. M. Portugal 97. Derby 169.
Epb. iv. 8, 11, 12.
Smile on our homage and our vows
These pledges of our Saviour's care. 2 The Saviour, when to heaven he rose
In splendid triumph o'er his foes,
And wide his royal bounties flow
Sacred beyond heroic fame:*
237 Pastors from hence, and teachers rise
4 From Christ their varied gifts derive,
And fed by Christ their graces live :
'Midst all the rage of hell they stand, 8 So shall the bright succession run
Thro' the last courses of the sun ;
Shall rise and flourish large and fair,
The spring whence all these blessings flow
DR. DODDRIDGE. 408 L. M. Wareham 117. On sending a Member into the Work of the Ministry..
Isaiah's Obedience to the heavenly Vision, Isa, vi. 8. 1 OUR
UR God ascends his lofty throne,
Array’d in majesty unknown;
And spreads o'er all th' ethereal hills: 2 The holy, holy, holy LORD,
By all the Seraphim ador'd,
They veil their faces and their feet, 3 Lord! how can sinful lips proclaim
The honour of so great a name!
To touch his lips, to fire his soul! 4 Then if a messenger thou ask,
A labourer for the hardest task,
Love shall reply, Thy servant's here."
effort seem in vain ; It ample recompense shall be But to have wrought, o God, for thee.
• If sung on any other occasion, his, in the three last Verses, may be exchanged for 'py.'