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3 Glorious Lord, Thyself impart!
Light of light, from God proceeding,
Open Thou our ears and heart,
Help us by Thy Spirit's pleading.
Hear the cry Thy people raises, -
Hear, and bless our prayers and praises.
Miss Winkworth. 1858.
Tr. Tobias Clausnitzer. 1671.

48 Angulare Fundamentum. JH. M.

1 CHRIST is our Corner-stone;
On Him alone we build;
With His true saints alone
The courts of heaven are filled:
On His great Love Of present grace
Our hopes we place, And joys above.

2 0 then, with hymns of praise These hallowed courts shall ring ! Our voices we will raise, The Three in One to sing; And thus proclaim Both loud and long, In joyful song, That glorious Name.

3 Here, gracious God, do Thou
For evermore draw nigh;
Accept each faithful vow,
And mark each suppliant sigh:
In copious shower, Each holy day,
On all who pray, Thy blessing pour.

4 Here may we gain from heaven
The grace which we implore,
And may that grace, once given,
Be with us evermore,
Until that day | To endless rest
When all the blest Are called away.

5 Praise to the God of heaven,
Praise to His only Son;
And praise to Him be given
Who joins them both in One;

The Holy Dove, For the blest seat Who makes us meet Of God above. John Chandler. 1837. 49 C. M.

1 LoNG have I sat beneath the sound
Of Thy salvation, Lord;
But still how weak my faith is found,
And knowledge of Thy Word

2 My Hope, my Portion, and my God,
How little art Thou known
By all the judgments of Thy rod,
And blessings of Thy throne !

3 How cold and feeble is my love!
How negligent my fear !
How low my hope of joys above
How few affections there !

4 Great God, Thy sovereign power impart
To give Thy Word success;
Write Thy salvation in my heart,
And make me learn Thy grace.

5 Show my forgetful feet the way That leads to joys on high ; There knowledge grows without decay, And love shall never die. Watts. 1709. a. 50 W. M. I FREQUENT the day of God returns, To shed its quickening beams; And yet how slow devotion burns, How languid are its flames 1

2 Accept our faint attempts to love;
Our frailties, Lord, forgive.
We would be like Thy saints above,
And praise Thee while we live.

* Increase, O Lord, our faith and hope,
And fit us to ascend -
Where the assembly ne'er breaks up,
The Sabbath ne'er shall end;

4. Where we shall breathe in heavenly air,
When Thou and Thine appear,
And follow Thee to heaven our home;
Even so, Amen, Lord Jesus, come!
John Newton. 1779,.

*4 8,M. | 1 LoRD, dismiss us with Thy blessing, Fill our hearts with joy and peace! Let us each, Thy Lové possessing, Triumph in redeeming grace. 0 refresh us, Travelling through this wilderness.

2 Thanks we give and adoration
For Thy Gospel's joyful sound.
May the fruits of Thy salvation
In our hearts and lives abound:
May Thy presence
With us evermore be found.

Hast pleasure in the lay: ~~~~--- ~~~~v ..
Deign thus our praises to receive,
Though sung by lips of clay

3 And yet Thyself they cannot know,
Nor pierce the veil of light
That hides Thee from the thrones below,
As in profoundest night:

How then can mortal accents frame
Due tribute to their King?
Thou only, while we praise Thy Name,
Forgive us as we sing ! :
John Mason Neale. 1862. a.
Tr. Metrophanes of Smyrna. ab. 910.

CLOSE OF WORSHIP.

52 Luv still how weak my faith is found, And knowledge of Thy Word

| 2 My Hope, my Portion, and my God,
IIow little art Thou known
By all the judgments of Thy rod,
And blessings of Thy throne !

3 How cold and feeble is my love!
How negligent my fear !
How low my hope of joys above 1
How few affections there !

4 Great God, Thy sovereign power impart
To give Thy Word success;
Write Thy salvation in my heart,
And make me learn Thy grace.

5 Show my forgetful feet the way That leads to joys on high; —There knowled re grows without decay, 53 II. M. 1 ON what has now been sown, Thy blessing, Lord, bestow; The power is Thine alone To make it spring and grow: Do Thou the gracious harvest raise, And Thou alone shalt have the praise.

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2 To Thee our wants are known,
From Thee are all our powers,
Accept what is Thine own,
And pardon what is ours:
Our praises, Lord, and prayers receive,
And to Thy Word a blessing give.

3 0 grant that each of us,
Who meet before Thee here,
May meet together thus,
When Thou and Thine appear,
And follow Thee to heaven our home;
Even so, Amen, Lord Jesus, come !
John Newton. 1779.

54 8,7. 1 LoRD, dismiss us with Thy blessing, Fill our hearts with joy and peace Let us each, Thy Lové possessing, Triumph in redeeming grace. 0 refresh us, Travelling through this wilderness.

2 Thanks we give and adoration
For Thy Gospel's joyful sound.
May the fruits of Thy salvation
In our hearts and lives abound:
May Thy presence
With us evermore be found.

3 So, whene'er the signal's given
Us from earth to call away,
Borne on angels' wings to heaven,
Glad the summons to obey,
May we, ready,
Rise and reign in endless day.
Unknown. 1776. a.

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