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Before whom every barrier falls,
And now once more shine forth as then

0 rend the heavens and make us free

Come, Lord, and bring us back to Thee!

5 And let Thy Word have speedy course,
Through every land be glorified,
Till all the heathen know its force,
And fill Thy churches far and wide;
Wake Israel from her sleep, O Lord,
And spread the conquests of Thy Word '

6 The Church's desert paths restore;
Let stumbling blocks that in them lie
Hinder Thy Word henceforth no more:
Error destroy, and heresy,
And let Thy Church, from hirelings free,
Bloom as a garden fair to Thee!

From Miss Winkworth. 1855.
Tr. Charles Henry Bogatzky. 1749.

290 Laying of a Corner-stone. 7, 6, 8.

1 Thou, who hast in Zion laid
The true Foundation-Stone,
And with those a covenant made
Who build on that alone:
Hear us, Architect divine !
Great Builder of Thy Church below!
Now upon Thy servants shine,
Who seek Thy praise to show.
2 Earth is Thine; her thousand hills -
Thy mighty hand sustains;
Heaven Thy awful presence fills;
O'er all Thy glory reigns:
Yet the place of all prepared
By regal David's favored son,
Thy peculiar blessing shared,
And stood Thy chosen throne.

3 We, like Jesse’s son, would raise
A temple to the Lord;
Sound throughout its courts His praise,
His saving Name record;
Dedicate a house to Him
Who once, in mortal weakness shrined,
Sorrowed, suffered, to redeem,
To rescue all mankind.

4 Father, Son, and Spirit, send
The consecrating flame;
Now in majesty descend,
Inscribe the living Name:
, That great Name by which we live,
Now write on this accepted stone;
Us into Thy hands receive;
Our temple make Thy throne.

Agnes Bulmer. 1831.

Dedication. 291 Angulare Fundamentum. 8, 7.

1 CHRIST, Thou art the sure Foundation,
Thou the Head and Corner-stone;
Chosen of the Lord, and precious,
Binding all the Church in one;
Thou Thy Zion's Help for ever,
And her Confidence alone.

2 To this temple, where we call Thee,
Come, O Lord of hosts, to-day !
With Thy wonted loving-kindness
Hear Thy servants as they pray;
And Thy fullest benediction
Shed within these walls alway.

3 Here vouchsafe to all Thy servants
What they ask of Thee to gain,
What they gain from Thee forever

With the blessed to retain,
And hereafter in Thy glory
Evermore with Thee to reign.

4 Praise and honor to the Father,
Praise and honor to the Son,
Praise and honor to the Spirit,
Ever Three and ever One;
One in might, and One in glory,
While eternal ages run.

From John Mason Neale. 1851. 292 8, 7.

1 CoME Thou now, and be among us,
Lord and Maker, while we pray:
Let Thy presence fill the temple
Which we dedicate to-day;
And, Thyself its Consecrator,
Dwell within its walls alway.

2 Grant that all Thy faithful people
May Thy truer temple be;
Neither flesh, nor soul, nor spirit,
Know another Lord than Thee;
But, to Thee once dedicated,
Serve Thee everlastingly.

3 Bright be here the Monarch's altar,
With the presents that we bring;
Held in holy veneration,
Rich with many an offering;
Ever hallowed, ever quiet,
Ever dear to God its King.

4 Here our souls, as Thy true altars,
Deign to hallow and to bless,
O Thou future Judge of all men,
With Thy grace and holiness:
That Thy gifts, sent down from heaven,
We may evermore possess.

5 Praise and honor to the Father;
Praise and honor to the Son;
Praise and honor to the Spirit,
Ever Three and ever One;
Consubstantial, coeternal,
While unending ages run.
Unknown. 1860.

29.3 7S. 1 LoRD of hosts, to Thee we raise Here a house of prayer and praise; Thou Thy people's hearts prepare Here to meet for praise and prayer. 2 Let the living here be fed With Thy Word, the heavenly bread; Here, in hope of glory blest, May the dead be laid to rest. 3 Here to Thee a temple stand, While the sea shall gird the land; Here reveal Thy mercy sure, While the sun and moon endure. 4 Hallelujah!—earth and sky To the joyful sound reply; Hallelujah!—hence ascend Prayer and praise till time shall end.

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1 LET all the earth their voices raise,
To sing the choicest psalm of praise,
To sing and bless Jehovah's Name:
His glory let the heathen know,
His wonders to the nations show,
And all His saving works proclaim.

2 He framed the globe; He built the sky;
He made the shining worlds on high,
And reigns complete in glory there:
His beams are majesty and light;
His beauties, how divinely bright!
His temple, how divinely fair!
3 Come the great day, the glorious hour,
When each shall feel His saving power,
And barbarous nations fear His Name:
Then shall the race of men confess
The beauty of His holiness,
And in His courts His grace proclaim.

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1 JESUS shall reign where'er the sun
•I)oes his successive journeys run;
His kingdom stretch from shore to shore
Till moons shall wax and wane no more.

2 For Him shall endless prayer be made,
And endless praises crown His head;
His Name, like sweet perfume, shall rise
With every morning sacrifice.
3 People and realms of every tongue
Dwell on His Love with sweetest song;
And infant voices shall proclaim
Their early blessings on His Name.
4 Blessings abound where'er He reigns;
The prisoner leaps to lose his chains;
The weary find eternal rest,
And all the sons of want are blest.
5 Where He displays His healing power,
Death and the curse are known no more;
In Him the tribes of Adam boast
More blessings than their father lost.

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