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HYMN CXVI. CXVII. CVIII.
5 When gladness wings my favor'd hour, Thy love my thoughts
shall fill : Resign'd, when storms of sorrow low'r,
My soul shall meet thy will. 6 My lifted eye, without a tear,
The gath’ring storm shall see ;
HYMN 116. C. M.
The devout request. 1 NATHER, whate'er of earthly bliss,
Thy sov’reign will denies, Accepted at thy throne of grace,
Let this petition rise :
From ev'ry murmur free;
And make me live to thee.
My life and death attend;
HYMN 117. C. M.
Retirement. 1 VAR from the world, O Lord, I flee,
; From scenes where Satan wages still
His most successful war.
With pray’r and praise agree:
For those who follow thee,
And grace her mean abode,
She there communes with God !
Her solitary lays;
HYMN 118. C. M.
Evening twilight. 1
From ev'ry cumb’ring care,
In humble, grateful pray’r.
And all His promises to plead,
Where none but God can hear. 3 I love to think on mercies past,
And future good implore,
On Him whom I adore.
Of brighter scenes in heav'n ;
While here by tempests driv’n.
May its departing ray
HYMN 119. C. M.
And we, a lonely band,
To bless thy fost'ring hand.
To praises low as ours ?
The song which meekness pours.
As we before thee pray;
And we are less than they.
And let contention cease;
Thine everlasting peace !
A flock by Jesus led ;
In glory on our head.
And thou wilt bless our way:
HYMN 120. L. M.
Family worship. 1 NATHER of all, thy care we bless,
Which crowns our families with peace; From thee they spring, and by thy hand,
They have been, and are still sustain'd. 2 To God, most worthy to be prais’d,
Be our domestic altars rais'd;
Who, Lord of heav'n, scorns not to dwell
With saints, in their obscurest cell.
Morning and night present its vows;
Be taught thy precepts and thy grace.
The honors of thy glorious name;
HYMN 121, P. M. 7.
Let us now a blessing seek
On th' approaching Sabbath day:
Emblem of eternal rest.
Through the week,our praise demand :
by Almighty pow'r,
Only made returns of sin.
Through the dear Redeemer's name,
e away our sin, and shame,
May we rest this night with thee,
May we feel thy presence near !
When we in thy house appear.
Conquer sinners, comfort saints;
Bring relief for all complaints :
all our Sabbaths prove,
HYMN 122. C. RI..
And thou, my soul, sit gently down
At thy great Sov’reign's feet,
64 HYMN CXXIII. CXXIV. CXXV. B. II. 2 Jehovah's awful voice is heard,
Yet gladly I attend;
Proclaims himself my friend. 3 Harmonious accents to my soul,
The sounds of peace convey;
And winds, and seas obey.
To grieve his love no more;
HYMN 123. L. M.
Prepare us to receive thy word;
And faith be mixt with what we hear. 2 Distracting thoughts and cares remove,
And fix our hearts and hopes above;
And satisfied with living bread. 3 To us thy sacred word apply,
With sov'reign pow'r and energy ;
HYMN 124. P. M. 8,7, 4.
At the close of worship. 1 ORD, dismiss us with thy blessing
; Let us each, thy love possessing, Triumph in redeeming grace;
Oh, refresh us!
For thy Gospel's joyful sound;
May thy presence
Us from earth to call away;
May we, ready,
Social Worship 1 6 HERE two or three with sweet accord,
B.2. HYMN CXXVI.CXXVII. CXXVIII.
Meet to recount his acts of grace,
And offer solemn pray'r and praise2 There, says the Saviour, will I be,
Amid this little company ;
And shed my glories round the place.” 3 We meet at thy command, dear Lord,
Relying on thy faithful word;
HYMN 126. 8s.
Our God forever.
And neither knows measure nor end; 2 'Tis Jesus, the first and the last,
Whose spirit shall guide us safe home, We'll praise him for all that is past,
And trust him for all that's to come.
Declension of Religion lamented.
NCE, O Lord, thy garden flourish'd,
Ev'ry part look'd gay and green ;
Happy seasons we have seen !
And a sad decline we see ;
Help can only come from thee.
; Some, alas ! we fear are blighted,
Scarce a single leaf they show. 4 Dearest Saviour, hasten hither,
Thou canst make them bloom again ;
Prayer for a Revival.
Grant us, Lord, a gracious rain!
Unless thou return again.