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5 Bless our cov'nanting together; In our peaceful habitations,

Make us like a burning torch, O how many demonstrations Kindled by our heav'nly Father, Of his favor do we prove!

In these last days of the church. To thee joined_and resigned,

3 We reply Amen thereto,

For his bounty never ceaseth, May by each of us be further'd,

Yea increaseth; What thy holy will hath order'd.

And are filled with amaze 6 Now, dear Brethren, know ye Jesus? At his grace; Happy who him truly knows;

Each himself unworthy deemeth
He's the Head, and we are members, of his love; his goodness claimeth

From him ev'ry blessing flows. Our unfeigned gratitude.
Who believeth to Christ cleaveth,
Doth rejoice in ev'ry station,
Midst reproach and tribulation.

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M. CHRISTour Saviour look on thee,
THOU Source of love, we pray, im Ransom'd congregation !
part thy favor

C. We, to him belong, for he
Each day unto thy house and family, Purchas'd our salvation.
Who as one man united are in thee;
Ogrant that ev'ry one thy grace may M. 2 In electing grace rejoice,

Prize his love and favor;
savor,
And that thy church for ever may re-

Then his calling, gifts and choice joice

He'll maintain for ever. In thee, and praise thy name with c. 3 Yea, his sympathizing heart heart and voice.

Yields us consolation; 2 0 thou whose love extends beyond May we ne'er from Christ depart, all measure,

Till our consummation.
Thou hearest us already, ere we cry,

M.4 To his voice attentive be,
Nosoulthat calls on thee thou passestby, Thankfully adore him,
But to relieve thy children is thy plea And with heart's fidelity
sure;

Humbly walk before him.
Thou art our Light, our Strength, our
Shield and Rock,

C. 5 Thus in number and in grace
Our faithful Shepherd, and we are thy

We shall be increasing, flock.

Showing forth our Saviour's praise,

And to him be pleasing.
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My soul waiteth on the Lord,
Aind shall never be ashamed ;

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He is named
God our Sun, our Shield and Rock, GRACIOUS Lord, our Shepherd and
By his flock;

Salvation,
He is merciful and gracious,

In thy presence we appear,
And his goodness doth refresh us Own us as thy flock and congregation,
When we long and pant for him, Let us feel that thou art near;
2 His enliv’ning countenance May we all enjoy thy grace and favor,
To lift up on all the needy

And obey thee as our Head and Sa-
He is ready,
And enricheth evermore

Who by thy most precious blood
All the poor ;

Mad'st'us, sinners, heirs of God. •

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2 Lord, receive our thanks and adora- 16 To thy name be evermore,
tion,

Praise and glory given ;
Which to thee we humbly pay, Thee we worship and adore
For our calling and predestinations

Lord of earth and heaven!
Gracious Saviour, on this day.
Give us grace to walk as thine anointed,

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T. 10.
In the path thou hast for us appointed;
We devote most heartily

WHEN we rejoice, that Jesus
Soul and body unto thee.

to
year

doth bless us,

And that his grace and favor!
691.

Towards us never waver ;
HEAD of thy congregation,

2. Or he that consolation
Kind Shepherd, gracious Lord ! Grants to his congregation,
Look on us with compassion,

That we shall rest for ever
Met here with one accord;

With him, our gracious Saviour;
Accept our thanks and praises
For all thy love and care,

3 Then we forget distresses,

And what would else oppress us;
Which we in various cases
Repeatedly did share.

Are we with Christ connected,

We need not be dejected,
2 Our lips would gladly mention

Thy patience, love and grace,
Our hearts with due attention

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Thy loving kindness trace, HEAD of thy church! behold us here,
Which under thy protection

Direct and rule us by thy grace;
'Midst trials we have prov'd; Hear thou each needy sinner's pray'r,
Thy fatherly correction

Confirming thus thy promises;
Show'd us, that we're belov'd.

O help us, that we may fulfil

What in thy name we take in hand,
T. 9.

Concordant with thy holy will,
JESUS CHRIST, who bled and dy'd And may it to thy glory tend. .
For mankind's salvation,

2 One suit in mercy to us grant:
Shows his wounds and pierced side

Let us from all divested be
To his congregation.

Which furthers not our covenant, 2 Yea he, with uplifted hands,

Or is displeasing unto thee;
Mark'd with nail-prints bloody, All that whence hurt to souls accrues,
Midst his chosen people stands, Whate'er thy doctrine doth disgrace,
Saviour of his body!

Or counteracts thy blessed views, 3 While he doth himself reveal, Root out and utterly erase.

Oh, what consolation
In his presence do we feel!
'Tis beyond expression.

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4 Teach us, Lord, to follow thee Bow down, ye foll'wers of the Lamb!
With entire devotion;

These are your hours of consolation; As thy willing subjects, we

With awe adore his saving name ! Wait thy Spirit's motion,

His cross and wounds are of salvation 5 Jesus, all-creating Word,

The lasting source for sinners who be. King of ev'ry nation,

lieve; But especially the Lord

Come then, and grace for grace freely Of thy congregation !

from him receive. Cc

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and

n,

2 His mercy claims our highest praise, 3 We here unite in pray'r to thee,

'Tis by his grace we were elected; And praise thee, Lord Jehovah! Freed from the world's deceitful ways, We join to sighs for mercy free

We're to his chosen flock collected; A joyful Hallelujah! His faithful heart we know, and search

it still: May thousands more believe, and do

698. T. 341. his holy will. 3 Ourselves, dear. Lord, we now to OUR souls with inmost shame thee

Address thy holy name, Resign anew with soul and body; Jesus! in our midst appear As thy redeemed property

Present to each waiting soul, Accept of us, tho' poor and needy; Ev'ry contrite sinner cheer, Out of the mouths of sucklings perfect Breathe thy Spirit thro' the whole, praise,

{ing grace, 2 We sinners humbly crave And magnify in us, thy name and sav

Thy presence here to have, 4 O let thy love our hearts constrain, In this place to find thee true

That, in one covenant united, To thy promises of grace, The bond of peace we may maintain, Still to own the gather'd few,

And be to mutual love excited'; Giving them thy life and peace. To God and to the Lamb be praises 3 From thy majestic throne

giv'n By sinners here below, and by the In mercy, Lord, look down; saints in heav'n!

View the souls a-thirst for thee,

Turn to them thy cheering face; 696.*, T. 97.

Each adores, with bended knee,
JESUS, O may we thee obey,

Thee, O Jesus! for thy grace.
Who art the Life, the Truth, the Way;
Since thou didst for our sins atone,
With right thou claim'stusas thine own:

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T. 167.
Thou was obedient unto death, that we
Migặt not be lost, but live eternally.

PEACE be to this habitation,

Peace to ev'ry soul therein; 20 let each member of thy foid

Peace, which flows from Christ's sale Be in the book of life enrollid;

vation, The Holy Ghost to us impart

Peace, the seat of cancell'd sin ; To bear the sway in ev'ry heart;

Peace, that speaks it's heav'nly Giver, Us with thy gracious presence daily

Peace, to earthly minds unknown; bless

[grace. Peace divine, that lasts for ever, And evermore vouchsafe to us thy

Here erect its glorious throne !
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LORD, when before the Father's face

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Thou, in thy ministration,
Presentest the redeemed race, THIS habitation,
Gather'd from ev'ry nation;

And all who dwell therein,
2 In love remember this thy flock Fill with salvation;
Bought by thy bitter passion: 0

may

in each be seen To thee, who art the church's rock, True We pay our adoration.

And lovely childlikeness.

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grace,

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Jesus, grant to us thy peace and favor;
Holy Ghost, abide with us

for ever,
LORD JESUS, for our call of grace And to us Christ's love explain;

To praise thy name in fellowship, Hear us, Lord our God, Amen!
We're humbly met before thy face,
And in thy presence love-least keep.

706.*
Shed in our hearts thy love abroad,
Thy Spirit's unction now impart;

O KING of peace, our Sou'reign !
Grant we may all, O Lamb of God,

Thou shalt alone us govern,
In thee be truly one in heart.

Come, form us soon to be

T'each other an example, 702.*

To th' Holy Ghost a temple,

To th’ Father pleasing constantly,
THE Sabbath is for man, that he
Therein may find repose,

2 O thou our first-born Brother,
And that the soul refreshed be

Thou Master at the rudder,
By Christ, the church's Spouse:

Who guid'st thy church, to thee
Now doth his ransom'd happy bride,

We hearts and hands deliver,
Fruit of his anguish, when he dy'd,

And promise thee for ever,
Enjoy a true sabbatic rest,

That we thy faithful souls will be.
In his communion blest.

707.* T. 185. 703. T. 205 . WE who here together are assembled, GRACIOUS Lord, with one ac- Bind ourselves, with love that's undis

Joining hearts and hands in one, cord, We're assembled in thy name;

sembled,
Deign to hear-our fervent pray'r, so may our imperfect songs and praises

Christ to love and serve alone.
Mercy is our only claim,
While with tears and blushing face

Bewell-pleasing unto thee, Lord Jesus!
We our sins to thee confess,

Say, “ My peace I leave with you."
And our hearts with thanks o'erflow

Amen, Amen! Be it so!
For the grace thou dost bestow.
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T. 590.

INCLINE thine ear in favor
JESUS, knit all our hearts to thee,

To us, most gracious Saviour,
Unite us all in one,

Accept our promises :

Thy death, thy wounds and passion
And in our meetings ev'ry where

Abide our hearts' confession,
Be thou our aim alone;

Till we shall see thee face to face,
Reign thou sole Monarch of our hearts,
Without a rival reign;

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T. 159.
Till we with angels join above
To praise the Lamb once slain.

WE now return, each to his tent,

Joyful and glad of heart,

And from our solemn covenant
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T. 185

Thro' grace will ne'er departs GRACIOUS Fathet, bless this con- Once mure we pledge both heart and gregation

hand,
As the purchase of thy Son; As in God's presence here we stand,
For his sake behold us with compassion, To live to him, and him alone,
And us all thy children own;

Till we surround his throne.
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17 O thou, the church's Head and Lord, WELCOME among thy flock of grace Thy flock, and richly with thy word

Who as a shepherd leadest With joyful acclamation !

And sacrament them feedest: Thou, whom our Shepherd we confess, What shall we say? we can't express

Come, feed thy congregation ; In words our hearts' sensation;
We own the doctrine of thy cross None thee sufficiently can praise,
To be our sole foundation;

Thou God of our salvation.
Accept from ev'ry one of us
The deepest adoration.

8 Our heav'nly Father, hear our pray'r:

For th' sake of Jesus' passion, 2 Lord Jesus, to our hearts reveal

In whom we all accepted are,
Thy grace and love unceasing;
Thy hand, once pierced with the nail, The hidden counsel of thy love,

O bring into completion
Bestow on us a blessing,
That hand, which to thy family,

Its depth stiil more unravel ;
With tender love's affection,

May we, without exception, prove Ere thou ascendedst up on high,

The fruit of thy Son's travail.
Imparted benediction.

9 0 Spirit in the Godhead's throne,
Accept our adoration

;
3 Tho' thou’rt unseen, yet we by sight Thou ever didst attend the Son,
Should not be more assured;

And aid his ministration;
As yet thy glorious heav'nly light Thou teachest us the way to bliss,
Can't be by man endured :

Keep under thy protection
The time will come, when these oureyes That church of which he Ruler is ;
Shall see thy face for ever;

We'll follow thy direction,
Faith here the want of sight supplies

In ev'ry true believer. 4 Ye who from Jesus Christ have stray'd, JESUS, God of our salvation !

And his communion slighted, Behold thy church with supplication,
To him return, be not afraid,

Humbly appear before thy face;
You're graciously invited;
Come all, whatever be your case,

We by fervent love constrained,

Since from thy death we life obtained, Come without hesitation,

To thee give glory, thanks and praise. He'll now impart to you,

thro'

grace, O listen to our pray'r, Peace, pardon and salvation.

To meet thee us prepare, 5 O thou, who always dost abide With due rev'rence;

Thy body's Head and Saviour, No tongue can tell Who art the pilgrims' constant Guide, What joy we feel, Direct thy servants ever :

When thou, Lord, dost thyself reveal. O may they an example be

2 Theet'approach with aweweventure, Unto thy congregation,

Intreating thee our gates to enter, And in thy temple faithfully

Our souls and bodies are thine own. Perform their ministration.

Speak to ev'ry church division, [sion, 6 Thy statutes to thy church declare, We'll hear thy voice with deep impresThy truth be our confession ;

For we are bound to thee alone.
Take of each member special care,

To thee in each concern
Bless pilgrims in their station : We'll always humbly, turn;
In danger constantly defend, Want we insight,
And aid thy chosen people;

May we by thee
Of all contention make an end; Instructed be,

Support the weak and feeble. Then in thy light the light we see,

711.*

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