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HYMN 481. L. M. [#]
1 JEHOVAH, God, our heavenly King,
O may its walls resound thy praise.
2 Here may thy truth in radiance shine, And grateful hearts its influence feel; And at its pure and holy shrine,
In ardent homage may we kneel. 3 May virtue's bright and living flame,
From souls renewed by heavenly love, Waft its sweet incense to thy name,—
A sacrifice thou wilt approve.
4 When, in thine earthly dwelling-place,
5 And when thy love our souls shall raise, When every knee to thee shall bend, O, then, we'll give thee deathless praise, Eternal Father, changeless Friend.
HYMN 482. L. M. [#]
1 PRAISE ye the Lord, around whose throne All heaven in ceaseless worship waits; Whose glory fills the worlds unknown;
Praise ye the Lord, from Zion's gates.
2 With mingling souls and voices join, To him the swelling anthem raise; Repeat his name with joy divine,
And fill the temple with his praise. 3 All-gracious God, to thee we owe
Each joy and blessing time affords ;
Spring from thy presence, Lord of lords.
And showed us life beyond the grave.
5 Immortal life! this thought disarms
HYMN 483. C. M. [#]
House of Prayer dedicated to God.
1 SUPREME in power, O God of grace,
2 Before thy mercy-seat we bend,
3 Wilt thou, our Father and our Friend,
4 To thee we dedicate this house,
5 Long may these temple walls resound
HYMN 484. L. M. [#]
1 FATHER of mercies, in thy house
3 So shall a bright succession run,
Till the last courses of the sun;
4 Jesus, our Lord, their hearts shall know,The Spring whence all these blessings flow; Pastors and people shout his praise, Through the long round of endless days.
HYMN 485. L. M. [#]
Settlement or Ordination of a Minister.
1 GREAT Lord of angels, we adore
The grace that builds thy courts below; And, mid ten thousand sons of light,
Stoops to regard what mortals do.
2 Amid the wastes of time and death
Successive pastors thou dost raise,
Thy servants join the heavenly band;
4 O blest employment! glorious hope!
5 Yet, while these labours we pursue,
Though distant from thy heavenly throne, Give us a zeal and love like theirs,
And half their heaven shall here be known.
HYMN 486. C. M. [#]
1 Go preach the gospel, Jesus cries;
2 Commissioned thus, through every age,
3 To him, whom we to thee ordain,
4 May all, by his instruction blest,
HYMN 487. C. M. [#]
Installation or Ordination.
1 ETERNAL Father, God of peace,
2 Within these walls, O may thy voice
3 And may thy servant, who, this day,
4 Teach him to show that peace on earth Which true religion gives;
And point the eye of hope and faith