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2 Mercies multiplied each hour
Through the week, our praise demand;
Guarded by Thy mighty power,
Fed and guided by Thy hand;
Though ungrateful we have been,
Only made returns of sin.

3 While we pray for pardoning grace,
Through the dear Redeemer's name,
Show Thy reconciling face,
Take away our sin and shame:
From our worldly cares set free,
May we rest this day in Thee.

4 Here we're come, Thy name to praise;
Let us feel Thy presence near:
May Thy glory meet our eyes,
While we in Thy house appear:
Here afford us, Lord, a taste
Of our everlasting feast.


May the Gospel's joyful sound
Conquer sinners, comfort saints;
Make the fruits of grace abound,

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1 JESUs, Sun of Righteousness,
Brightest beam of love divine,
With the early morning rays
Do Thou on our darkness shine,
And dispel with purest light
All our [long and gloomy] night!

2 Like the sun's reviving ray, ,
May Thy Love, with tender glow,
All our coldness melt away,
Warm and cheer us forth to go,
Gladly serve Thee and obey
All our [life's short earthly] day !

3 Thou our only Life and Guide?
Never leave us nor forsake:
In Thy light may we abide
Till the endless morning break;
Moving on to Zion's hill,
[Onward, upward,J homeward still!
H. L. L. 1853. a.
Tr. Christian Knorr von Rosenroth. 1684.


41 PSALM 132. C. M. 1 ARIs E, O King of grace, arise, And enter to Thy rest; Behold, Thy Church, with longing eyes, Waits to be owned and blest. 2 Enter with all Thy glorious train, Thy Spirit and Thy Word; All that the ark did once contain Could no such grace afford. 3 Here, mighty God, accept our vows; Here let Thy praise be spread; Bless the provisions of Thy house, And fill Thy poor with bread. 4 Here let the Son of David reign, Let God's Anointed shine; Justice and truth His court maintain, With love and power divine. Watts. 1719. a

42 PSALM 84. II. M.

1 Lord of the worlds above, How pleasant and how fair The dwellings of Thy Love, Thine earthly temples are To Thine abode With warm desires My heart aspires, To see my God. 37

2 0 happy souls, that pray Where God appoints to hear ! - O happy men, that pay Their constant service there ! They praise Thee still; That love the way And happy They 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, Shall thither bring When God our King Our willing feet! Watts. 1719.

43 PSALM 122. C. M.

1 Peace be within this sacred place,
And joy a constant guest;
With holy gifts and heavenly grace
Be her attendants blest !

2 My soul shall pray for Zion still,
While life or breath remains;
There my best friends, my kindred dwell,
There God, my Saviour, reigns.
Watts. 1719.

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1 Sweet is the work, my God, my King,
To praise Thy Name, give thanks, and sing;
To show Thy Love by morning light,
And talk of all Thy truth at night.

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2 Sweet is the day of sacred rest,
No mortal cares shall seize my breast.
My heart shall triumph in my Lord,
And bless His works, and bless His Word.

3 Thy works of grace, how bright they shine;
How deep Thy counsels, how divine!
And I shall share a glorious part, -
When grace hath well refined my heart.

4 Then shall I see, and hear, and know,
All I desired or wished below;
And every power find sweet employ
In that eternal world of joy. Watts. 1719.

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1 Away from every mortal care, Away from earth, our souls retreat; We leave this worthless world afar, And wait and worship near Thy seat. 2 Lord, in the temples of Thy grace, We bow before Thee and adore; We view the glories of Thy face, And learn the wonders of Thy power. S 3 Whilst here our various wants we mourn, United prayers ascend on high; And faith expects a sure return Of blessings in variety. 4 Father! my soul would here abide; Or, if my feet must hence depart, Still keep me, Father, near Thy side, Still keep Thy dwelling in my heart. From Watts. 1709. 46 78. 1 To Thy temple I repair: Lord, I love to worship there; When, within the veil, I meet Christ before the mercy seat. 2 I through Him am reconciled, I through Him become Thy child: Abba, Father give me grace In Thy courts to seek Thy face.

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3 While Thy glorious praise is sung,
Touch my lips, unloose my tongue:
That my joyful soul may bless
Thee, the Lord my Righteousness.

4 While the prayers of saints ascend,
God of love, to mine attend;
Hear me, for Thy Spirit pleads;
Hear, for Jesus intercedes.
While I hearken to Thy Law,
Fill my soul with humble awe;
Till Thy Gospel bring to me
Life and immortality.

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While Thy ministers proclaim
Peace and pardon in Thy Name,
Through their voice, by faith may I
Hear Thee speaking from the sky.

7. From Thy house when I return,
May my heart within me burn;
And at evening let me say,
“I have walked with God to-day.”
James Montgomery. 1825. a.

Liebster Jesu, wir sind hio. 7,8,8.
BLESSED. Jesus, at Thy word
We gathered all to hear Thee;
Let our hearts and souls be stirred
Now to seek and love and fear Thee;
By Thy teachings sweet and holy,
Drawn from earth to love Thee solely.

All our knowledge, sense, and sight
Lie in deepest darkness shrouded,
Till Thy Spirit breaks our night
With the beams of truth unclouded.
Thou alone to God canst win us,
Thou must work all good within us.

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