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HYMN 431. L. M. [#]
Progressive Grace and Devotion. 1 LORD, 'tis a pleasant thing to stand
In gardens planted by thy hand :
Like a young cedar, fresh and green. 2 There grow thy saints in faith and love,
Blest with thine influence from above ;
Yields such a comely sight as these. 3 The plants of grace shall ever live ;
Nature decays, but grace must thrive ; Time, that doth all things else impair,
Still makes them flourish strong and fair. 4 Laden with fruits of age, they shew
The Lord is holy, just and true;
HYMN 432. 61. L. M. [# or b ]
Light of Devotion. 1 WHEN, streaming from the eastern skies,
The morning light salutes my eyes,
And turn my darkness into day. 2 When to thy throne, my Lord and King,
A morning sacrifice I bring,
And, mourning o'er my guilt and shame,
And be my Advocate with God. 3 As every day thy mercy spares
Will bring its trials and its cares,
HYMN 433. L. M. [#orb ]
Be all beneath thyself forgot,
In prostrate homage round thy throne. 2 O may we live before thy face
The willing subjects of thy grace,
HYMN 434. L. M. [#]
Ardent Devotion. 1 GREAT God, indulge my humble claim ;
Thou art my Hope, my Joy, my Rest; The glories that compose thy name
Stand all engaged to make me blest. 2 Not all by worldly men possessed,
Nor all the joys our senses know,
Could make me so divinely blest,
Or raise my cheerful passions so. 3 Amidst the wakeful hours of night,
When busy cares afflict my head,
And adds refreshment to my bed. 4 I'll lift my hands, I'll raise my voice,
While I have breath to pray or praise ; This work shall make my heart rejoice,
And fill the remnant of my days.
HYMN 435. L. M. [#]
Private and public Devotion. 1 God in his earthly temple lays
Foundations for his heavenly praise ;
Which forms his offspring for the skies. 2 His mercy every house attends,
Whence pure devotion's flame ascends,
Where churches join in praise and prayer. 3 His blessing yields a large increase
Of wisdom, and of sacred peace;
Prepare their souls for joys above.
All worlds, all beings, must obey,
HYMN 436. 8 & 7s. M. [#]
Devotional Praise. 1 PRAISE to thee, thou great Creator ;
Praise to thee from every tongue ; Join, my soul, with every creature,
Join the universal song.
For the hope of future joy,
Sound Jehovah's praise on high.
HYMN 437. S. M. [#]
And kindle to a flame,
In our Redeemer's name. 2 His word, like drops of dew,
Descends on every heart,
And bids our sins depart. 3 His grace our faith sustains,
And dissipates our fear,
And gives us comforts here. 4 He bids our willing eyes
Look through the gloomy shade,
That never cloy nor fade.
HYMN 438. C. M. [b]
God the Source of Consolation.
Would sink us to the tomb,
shall save us from despair ? What dissipate the gloom? 2 No balm that earthly plants distil
Can soothe the mourner's smart;
up the broken heart.
Our wo to joy can turn,
That long has ceased to burn.
To God thy woes reveal ;
power alone can heal.
HYMN 439. L. M.
L. M.  Death the Gate of endless Joy. 1 Why should we start and fear to die?
What timorous worms we mortals are ! Death is the gate of endless joy,
And yet we dread to enter there.