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4 For this I long, for this I pray ;

This let me still pursue,
Till visions of eternal day

Fix and complete the view.

HYMN 104. C. M. [b or #]

Prayer. 1 Now may the Lord of earth and skies

Regard us when we call :
'Tis he who bids the vapours rise,

And showers abundant fall.
2 On thee, our God, we all depend

For life, and health, and food;
O make refreshing showers descend,

And crown the year with good. 3 The evil and the just partake

These bounties of thy hand;
Nor will a God of love forsake

This long-protected land. 4 Let grace come down like copious rain

On Zion's drooping field;
So shall our souls revive again,

And fruit abundant yield.
5 Then smiling nature shall express

Her mighty Maker's praise,
And we, the children of thy grace,

Join her harmonious lays.

HYMN 105. L. M. [#]

Self-Government. 1 O THOU, whose scales the mountains weigh,

Whose will the raging seas obey,
Who canst the boisterous winds control,

Subdue the tumults of my soul. 2 May I with equal mind sustain

My lot of pleasure and of pain ;
May joys and sorrows gently flow,

Nor rise too high, nor sink too low.
3 Do thou my passions, Lord, restrain,

And in my soul unrivalled reign ;
Then, with whatever loads oppressed,
Centred in thee, my soul sha rest.

HYMN 106. S. M. [#]

Aspiring after God.
1 My God, permit my tongue

This joy, to call thee mine;
And let my earnest cries prevail

To taste thy love divine :
2 For life, without thy love,

No relish can afford ;
No joy can be compared with this,-

To serve and please the Lord.
3 To thee I'll lift my hands,

And praise thee while I live;
Not all that earth and sense can yield,

So pure a pleasure give.

4 Since thou hast been my help,

To thee my spirit flies ;
And on thy watchful providence

My cheerful hope relies.
5 The shadow of thy wings

My soul in safety keeps;
I follow where my Father leads,

And he supports my steps.

HYMN 107. L. M. [ #]

Prayer for Blessings.
1 In thee, thou all-sufficient God,

The springs of happiness arise,
That cheer this howling waste below,

And bless the mansions of the skies. 2 We, the productions of thy power,

And pensioners upon thy love,
Look to thy throne with longing eyes,

And wait thy blessings from above. 3 Protect the young from every snare,

And let thy staff support the old ;
Relieve the poor,—nor let the rich

Have all their heritage in gold.
4 Let joyful souls still taste thy grace ;

Give to the mourners heavenly day ; Sustain the strong; and quick revive

The withering plants from their decay. HYMN 108. 10s. M. [ #]

Divine Light implored. 1 O THOU, whose power o'er moving worlds pre

sides, Whose voice created, and whose wisdom guides, On darkling man, in pure effulgence shine,

And cheer the clouded mind with light divine. 2 'Tis thine alone to calm the pious breast

With silent confidence and holy rest :
From thee, great God, we spring, to thee we

tend ;

Path, Motive, Guide, Original, and End.

PRAYER AND PUBLIC WORSHIP.

HYMN 109. H. M. [#]

Delight in Public Worship.
1 LORD of the worlds above,

How pleasant and how fair
The dwellings of thy love,

Thine earthly temples, are !
To thine abode my heart aspires,
With warm desires to see my God.
2 O happy souls that pray

Where God appoints to hear !

O happy men that pay

Their constant service there!
They praise thee still ; and happy they
Who love the way to Zion's hill.
3 They go from strength to strength,

Through this dark vale of tears,
Till each arrives at length,

Till each in heaven appears;
O glorious seat, when God, our King,
Shall thither bring our willing feet !

HYMN 110. C. M. [#]

Close of Service. 1 COME, all ye saints that love the Lord,

With melody divine,
Tune every harp in sweet accord,

And all in concert join.
2 Proclaim abroad your sacred joy

To earth's remotest bounds; In heavenly notes your tongues employ,

In symphony of sounds. 3 Let every doubt and slavish fear

Be banished from the mind; While joyful songs our spirits cheer,

We'll trust the Lord is kind.
4 Then let our joyful songs abound,

And every tear be dry ;
We'll travel through Immanuel's ground

To fairer worlds on high.

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