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2 Thanks we give, and adoration,
For thy Gospel's joyful sound;
In our hearts and lives abound.
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1 PRAISE to thee, thou great Creator!
Praise to thee from every tongue; Join, my soul, with every creature,
Join the universal song. 2 For ten thousand blessings given,
For the hope of future joy, Sound his praise through earth and heaven, Sound Jehovah's praise on high. 8 & 7s. M.
743. J. NEWTON.
May the grace of Christ, our Saviour,
And the Father's boundless love, With the Holy Spirit's favor,
Rest upon us from above. 2 Thus may we abide in union
With each other and the Lord; And possess, in sweet communion,
Joys which earth cannot afford.
8 & 78. M.
Reliance for the Future.
1 Gracious Source of every blessing!
Guard our breasts from anxious fears; May we, still thy love possessing,
Sink into the vale of years.
2 All our hopes on thee reclining,
Peace companion of our way,
Rise in everlasting day.
745. EXETER COL.
For a Blessing on the Word.
To give thy word success;
And deep its truths impress.
That leads to joys on high,
And love shall never die!
1 O ALL ye nations, praise the Lord,
Each with a different tongue;
And let his name be sung.
Proclaim his praise abroad :
the faithful God.
For the Peace of the Church.
1 RESTORE, O Father! to our times restore
The peace which filled thine infant Church of yore, Ere lust of power had sown the seeds of strife, And quenched the new-born charities of life.
2 O never more may differing judgments part
Frorn kindly sympathy a brother's heart;
And share with each the sacred joy they feel. 3 From soul to soul, quick as the sunbeam's ray,
Let concord spread one universal day;
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1 ISRAEL's Shepherd, guide us, feed us,
Through our pilgrimage below,
Where thy flock rejoicing go.
Meekly kneeling, we implore;
Never wander from thee more.
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S. F. ADAMS.
Peace be with you.
i Part in peace! is day before us?
Praise his name for life and light;
Bless his care who guards the night.
Rendering, as we homeward tread,
Tranquil memory to the dead.
3 Part in peace! such are the praises
God, our Maker, loveth best; Such the worship that upraises
Human hearts to heavenly rest.
C. P. M.
i Be it my only wisdom here,
With loving gratitude;
And walking in the good.
Father, to me be given!
And find my way to heaven.
On restless wing to roam ;
Has not for thee a home.
Behold the ark of God;
Behold the open door;
And rove, my soul, no more.
3 There, safe thou shalt abide,
There, sweet shall be thy rest,
With full salvation blest.
L. M. 752.
WATTS. Devout Aspiration. 1 How blest are they, O gracious Lord,
Who fear thy name, and keep thy word; Thy wisdom guides, thy power defends
Their life, till life its journey ends. 2 O that my soul, with awful sense
Of thy transcendent excellence,
Watchful against each darling sin. 3 Never, O never from heart
May this great principle depart,
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Praise for Salvation.
i To Thee be praise for ever,
Thou glorious King of kings!
Éach ransomed spirit sings. 2 We'll celebrate thy glory,
With all thy saints above,
Of thy redeeming love.