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i With one consent, let all the earth

To God their cheerful voices raise ;
Glad homage pay, with hallowed mirth,
And sing before him songs of praise;-

2 Convinced that he is God alone,
From whom both we and all proceed,-
We, whom he chooses for his own,
The flock which he vouchsafes to feed.

3 O enter then his temple gate,

Thence to his courts devoutly press;
And still your grateful hymns repeat,
And still his name with praises bless.

4 For he's the Lord supremely good;
His
mercy

is for ever sure ;
His truth, which always firmly stood,
To endless ages shall endure.

6 & 48. M.

2.

DOBELL'S COL.

Solemn Invocation.

1 Come, thou Almighty King!
Help us thy name to sing ;

Help us to praise !
Father all-glorious,
O’er all victorious,
Come and reign over us,

Ancient of Days!

% Come, thou all-gracious Lord !
By heaven and earth adored,

Our prayer attend.
Come, and thy children bless;
Give thy good word success;
Make thine own holiness

On us descend!

3 Never from us depart;
Rule thou in every heart

Hence evermore!
Thy sovereign majesty
May we in glory see,
And to eternity

Love and adore.

C. M.

3.

BRYANT.

For God's Blessing on Worship.

i LORD, from thine inmost glory send,

Within these courts to hide,
The peace that dwelleth without end

Securely by thy side.

2 May erring minds that worship here

Be taught the better way,
And they who mourn, and they who fear,

Be strengthened as they pray. 3 May faith grow firm, and love grow warm,

And pure devotion rise, While round these hallowed walls the storm

Of earth-born passion dies.

S. M.

EMILY TAYLOR

Invitation to the House of God.

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2

3

Come to the house of prayer,

O thou afflicted, come;
The God of peace shall meet thee there,

He makes that house his home.
Come to the house of praise,

Ye who are happy now;
In sweet accord your

voices raise,
In kindred homage bow.
Ye aged, hither come,

For ye have felt his love;
Soon shall your trembling tongues be dumb,

Your lips forget to move.
Ye young, before his throne,

Come, bow; your voices raise ;
Let not your hearts his praise disown,

Who gives the power to praise.
Thou, whose benignant eye

In mercy looks on all;
Who see'st the tear of misery,

And hear'st the mourner's call;

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6 Up to thy dwelling-place

Bear our frail spirits on,
Till they outstrip time's tardy pace,

And heaven on earth be won.

L. M.

5.

Liv. R. S. COL.

Worship in Truth.

1 ALMIGHTY God! before whose throne

The secrets of all hearts are known;
Who dost approve the vow sincere,
And hear and answer earnest prayer,

2 Thou the vain homage wilt despise

Of heedless lips and wandering eyes,
And spurn the sacrifice that brings
To heavenly aims terrestrial things.

3 O grant us, in this sacred hour,

To feel thy love, to own thy power, And, from the world's allurements free, To raise each thought in truth to thee.

C. M.

6.

PATRICK.

Te Deum.

1 O God! we praise thee, and confess

That thou the only Lord
And everlasting Father art,

By all the earth adored.

2 To thee all angels cry aloud;

To thee the powers on high,
Both cherubim and seraphim,

Continually do cry,

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