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3 The pure, the humble, contrite mind,
Sincere, and to thy will resigned,
Than Sheba's groves or Sharon's fields. 4 Love God and man- this great command
Doth on eternal pillars stand ;
From the Breviary. Fasting 1 THE solemn season calls us now
A holy fast to keep;
Both priest and people weep!
Or outward form of prayer;
That penitence is there.
God asketh not of thee;
In true humility.
Draw near unto our God,
And stay the uplifted rod.
To grant us all we need,
And grace to turn indeed...
Praise to God.
1 PRAISE to God, immortal praise,
For the love that crowns our days :
Let thy praise our tongues employ, 2 For the blessings of the field,
For the stores the gardens yield,
For the generous olive's use ; — 3 Flocks that whiten all the plain,
Yellow sheaves of ripened grain,
Suns that temperate warmth diffuse.
Scatters o'er the smiling land
From her rich, o'erflowing stores; 5 These to thee, my God, we owe,
Source whence all our blessings flow;
Grateful vows and solemn praise.
From its stem the ripening ear;
Drop her green, untimely fruit;
Nor the olive yield her store ;
8 Should thine altered hand restrain
The early and the latter rain,
And the rising year destroy ;-
Grateful vows and solemn praise,
C. M. CHRISTIAN PSALMIST. Thanks for an abundant Harvest. 1 FOUNTAIN of mercy, God of love,
How rich thy bounties are !
Proclaim thy constant care.
The sower hid the grain,
And sent the early rain. 3 The spring's sweet influence, Lord, was thine;
The plants in beauty grew ;
And mild, refreshing dew.
Matured the swelling grain ;
And plenty fills the plain.
Thy hand all nature hails;
Summer nor winter, fails.
On leaving an ancient Church.
1 HERE, to the high and holy One,
Our fathers early reared
Yet long to them endeared
Held with their covenant God,
His hallowed courts they trod. 2 Gone are the pious multitudes,
That here kept holy time,
For worship more sublime.
In meekness, Lord, thy call,
Our Hope, our Trust, our All. 3 These time-worn walls, the resting-place,
So oft, from earthly cares,
We leave with thanks and prayers ;
Vouchsafed through all the past,
For guidance to the last. 4 Though from this house, so long beloved,
We part with sadness now,
In fairer courts to bow:
So when our souls, forsaking
These bodies, fallen and pale,
With joy the change shall hail.
WATTS. A Church established. Ps. 132. 1 THE Lord in Zion placed his name;
His ark was settled there ;
To worship thrice a year.
Nor wander far abroad;
There is a house for God.
And enter to thy rest;
Thus to be owned and blessed. 4 Enter with all thy glorious train,
Thy Spirit and thy Word;
PIERPONT, Dedication of a House of Worship. 1 O, BOW thine ear, Eternal One;
On thee our heart adoring calls; To thee the followers of thy Son
Have raised, and now devote, these walls.