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To cast our earthly thoughts away,

And think of God and heaven!

2 How sweet to be allowed to pray

Our sins may be forgiven! With filial confidence to say,

“ Father, who art in heaven!” 3 How sweet the words of peace to hear

From him to whom 't is given To wake the penitential tear,

And lead the way to heaven!

4 And if to make our sins depart

In vain the will has striven,
He who regards the inmost heart

Will send his grace from heaven.

5 Then hail, thou sacred, blessed day,

The best of all the seven,
When hearts unite their vows to pay

Of gratitude to Heaven!

L. M.



Public Worship. Psalm 95.

1 O COME, loud anthems let us sing,

Loud thanks to our almighty King; For we our voices high should raise, When our salvation's Rock we praise.

2 Into his presence let us haste,

To thank him for his favors past;
To him address, in joyful songs,
The praise that to his name belongs.

3 The depths of earth are in his hand,

Her secret wealth at his command ;
The strength of hills, that threat the skies,

Subjected to his empire lies.
4 The rolling ocean's vast abyss

By the same sovereign right is his;
'Tis moved by his almighty hand,
That formed and fixed the solid land.

5 O let us to his courts repair,

And bow with adoration there;
Down on our knees devoutly, all,
Before the Lord our Maker fall.

L. M. 66. Watts.

The Pleasure of Public Worship. Psalm 84. i How pleasant, how divinely fair,

O Lord of Hosts, thy dwellings are !
With long desire my spirit faints

To meet the assemblies of thy saints. 2 Blest are the saints, who sit on high,

Around thy throne of majesty ;
Thy brightest glories shine above,

And all their work is praise and love. 3 Blest are the souls who find a place

Within the temple of thy grace;
There they behold thy gentler rays,

And seek thy face and learn thy praise. 4 Blest are the men whose hearts are set

To find the way to Zion's gate;
God is their Strength ; and through the road
They lean upon their Helper, God.

5 Cheerful they walk, with growing strength,

Till all shall meet in heaven at length;
Till all before thy face appear,
And join the nobler worship there.

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A Psalm for the Lord's Day. Psalm 92.
i Sweet is the work, my God, my King,

To praise thy name, give thanks and sing;
To show thy love by morning light,
And talk of all thy truth at night.

2 Sweet is the day of sacred rest;
No mortal cares shall seize my breast;
O may my heart in tune be found,

Like David's harp of solemn sound. 3 My heart shall triumph in the Lord,

And bless his works, and bless his word;
His works of grace, how bright they shine!
How deep his counsels, how divine !
Then shall I see, and hear, and know
All I desired or hoped below,
And every power find sweet employ,
In that eternal world of joy.

78. M.



The Divine Glories celebrated.

i Glory be to God on high,

God, whose glory fills the sky;
Peace on earth to man forgiven,
Man, the well-beloved of heaven.

2 Favored mortals! raise the song;

Endless thanks to God belong;
Hearts o'erflowing with his praise
Join the hymns your voices raise.
3 Mark the wonders of his hand!

Power, no empire can withstand ;
Wisdom, angels' glorious theme;

Goodness, one eternal stream.
1 Awful Being! from thy throne

Send thy promised blessings down;
Let thy light, thy truth, thy peace,
Bid our raging passions cease.

L. M.

Seeking Refuge.
i Forth from the dark and stormy sky,

Lord, to thine altar's shade we fly ;
Forth from the world, its hope and fear,
Father, we seek thy shelter here :
Weary and weak, thy grace we pray ;

Turn not, O Lord, thy guests away. 2 Long have we roamed in want and pain;

Long have we sought thy rest in vain;
Wildered in doubt, in darkness lost,
Long have our souls been tempest-tost :
Low at thy feet our sins we lay;
Turn not, O Lord, thy guests away.

L. M.

Sunday Morning.
i Called by the Sabbath bells away

Unto thy holy temple, Lord,

I 'll go, with willing mind, to pray,

To praise thy name, and hear thy word. 2 O sacred day of peace and joy,

Thy hours are ever dear to me;
Ne'er may a sinful thought destroy

The holy calm I find in thee.
3 Dear are thy peaceful hours to me,

For God has given them in his love,
To tell how calm, how blest, shall be
The endless day of heaven above.

C. M.

The Resurrection on the First Day of the Week.
1 Again the Lord of life and light

Awakes the kindling ray; Unseals the eyelids of the morn,

And pours increasing day.

2 O what a night was that, which wrapt

The heathen world in gloom !
O what a sun, which broke, this day,

Triumphant from the tomb !
3 This day be grateful homage paid,

And loud hosannas sung;
Let gladness dwell in every heart,

And praise on every tongue.
4 Ten thousand differing lips shall join

To hail this welcome morn;
Which scatters blessings from its wings

To nations yet unborn.


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