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32. For a blessing in the Sanctuary. L. M.

(Psalm cxxxii. 7—10.)
1 GOD in His temple let us meet;

Low on our knees before Him bend;
Here hath He fix'd His mercy-seat;

Here, on His worship, we attend.
2 Arise into Thy resting-place,

Thou and Thy ark of strength, O Lord !
Shine through the veil, we seek Thy face;

Speak, for we hearken to Thy word.
3 With righteousness Thy priests array:

Joyful Thy chosen people be:
Let those who teach, and hear, and pray,

Let all be holiness to Thee. 33. For the profitable use of Scripture. C. M.

(Col. iii. 16.)
1 BEFORE Thy mercy-seat, O Lord,

Behold Thy servants stand,
To ask the knowledge of thy word,

The guidance of Thy hand.
2 Let Thy eternal truths, we pray,

Dwell richly in each heart;
That from the safe and narrow way

We never may depart.
3 Lord, from Thy word remove the seal;

Unfold its hidden store;
And teach us as we read to feel

Its value more and more.
4 Help us to see a Saviour's love

Shining in every page:
And let the thoughts of joy above

Our inmost souls engage.
5 Thus while Thy word our footsteps guides,

O may we safely go
To those fair realms where love provides
A final rest from woe.


For a Prayerful spirit. (Prov. xvi. 1.) C. M. 1 LORD, teach us how to pray aright,

With reverence and with fear;
Though dust and ashes in Thy sight,

We may, we must draw near :
2 God of all grace, we come to Thee,

With broken, contrite hearts ;-
Give, what Thine eyes delight to see,

Truth in the inward parts:
3 Give deep humility ;--the sense

Of godly sorrow give :
A strong desiring confidence

To see Thy face and live ;-
4 Faith in the holy sacrifice,

That can for sin atone!
To cast our hopes and fix our eyes

On Christ--and Him alone :-
5 Patience to watch, and wait, and weep,

Though mercy long delay;
Courage our fainting souls to keep,

And trust Thee though Thou slay :
6 Give these, and then Thy will be done ;

Thus strengthen’d with all might,
We, through Thy Spirit, and Thy Son,
Shall pray, and pray aright.

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The infinite power of God. (Prov. xv. 3.) 1st P.M. 1 THE eye of the Lord is in every place;

Resistless His power! unbounded His grace !
He is not a stranger to aught that we love,

Nor is there a danger He could not remove. 2 Have mercy, O God! our Father on high !

And teach us to live as under Thine eye;
We pray for Thy blessing, thro’ Jesus our Lord,

To walk as possessing Thy help and Thy word. 3 It is not our skill, nor might of our arm,

Can guide us to heav'n or shield us from harm,
Bless Thou each endeavour, each holy design!
And glory for ever, O Lord, shall be Thine !

36. Exhortation to Praise. (Deut. vi. 4, 5.) S. M. 1 STAND up and bless the Lord,

Ye people of His choice;
O let us praise our gracious God,

With heart, and soul, and voice.
2 Though high above all praise,

Above all blessing high-
Who would not fear his holy name,

And laud and magnify?
3 Oh for the living flame,

From His own altar brought,
To touch our lips, inspire our minds,

And wing to heav'n each thought!
4 God is our strength and song,

And His salvation ours;
Then be His love in Christ proclaim’d

With all our ransom'd pow'rs.
5 Arise, and bless the Lord ;

The Lord your God adore;
Arise, and bless His glorious name

Henceforth, for evermore. 37. Love to the Sanctuary. (Psalm xlviii.) S. M.

1 GREAT is the Lord our God,

And let his praise be great :
He makes His churches His abode,

His most delightful seat.
2 These temples of His grace,

How beautiful they stand !
The honours of our native place,

And bulwarks of our land.
3 In ev'ry new distress

We'll to His house repair;
We'll think upon His wond'rous grace,

And seek deliv'rance there.
4 The God whose love we know

Will guide us till we die;
Will be our God while here below,

And through eternity.


For Protection. (Psalm iv. 8.) L. M. 1 GLORY to Thee, my God, this night, For all the

blessings of the light; Keep me, o keep me! King of kings,

Under Thine own almighty wings !
2 Forgive me, Lord, for Thy dear Son,

The ills that I this day have done;
That with the world, myself, and Thee,

I, ere I sleep, at peace may be. 3 Teach me to live, that I may

dread The grave as little as my bed ; Teach me to die, that so I may

Rise glorious at the judgment day. 4 O may my soul on Thee repose,

And may sweet sleep mine eyelids close,
Sleep, that shall me more vig'rous make

To serve my God when I awake. 5 When in the night I sleepless lie,

My soul with heavenly thoughts supply:
Let no ill dreams disturb my rest,

of darkness me molest. 6 Lord, let my soul for ever share

The bliss of thy paternal care;
'Tis heaven on earth, 'tis heaven above,

To see Thy face, to sing Thy love! 39. For the Lord's Day. (Exod. xxix. 39.) 5th P.M. 1 SOON shall the evening star, with silver ray,

Shed its mild lustre on this sacred day;
Resume we then, ere sleep and silence reign,

The rites that holiness and heav'n ordain. 2 Still let each awful truth our thoughts engage,

That shines reveald on inspiration's page;
Nor let those hours in vanity be pass'd,

Which all who lavish shall lament at last. 3 O God our Saviour, in our hearts abide;

Thy blood redeem'd us, and Thy precepts guide;
In life our Guardian, and in death our Friend,
Glory supreme be Thine till time shall end.


Confidence in God. (Psalm xci.) L. M. 1 HE that hath made his refuge God,

Shall find a most secure abode;
Shall walk all day beneath His shade,
And there at night shall rest his head.
2 Thrice happy man! thy Maker's care

Shall keep thee from the fowler's snare;
As when a hen protects her brood.

From birds of prey that seek their blood. 3 What, though a thousand at thy side,

At thy right hand ten thousand died ?
Thy God His chosen people saves

Among the dead, amidst the graves. 4 But if the fire, or plague, or sword,

Receive commission from the Lord
To strike His saints among the rest,

Their very pains and deaths are blest. 5 The sword, the pestilence, or fire,

Shall but fulfil their best desire;
From sins and sorrows set them free,

And bring Thy children, Lord, to Thee. 41. For Acceptance with God. (Psalm exli.) L. M. 1 LORD, let my prayer like incense rise ;

And when I lift my hands to Thee,
As on the evening sacrifice,

Look down from heav'n, well-pleased, on me. 2 Set Thou a watch to keep my tongue;

Let not my heart to sin incline;
Save me from those who practice wrong,

And make Thy pleasure ever mine. 3 Our eyes are unto Thee, O Lord ;

Behold us humbled in the dust;
Thy saving health and strength afford ;

Leave not our souls; in Thee we trust. 4 Redeem us, Lord, from all the snares,

With which the world surrounds our feet;
Its riches, vanities, and cares,
Its love, its hatred, its deceit.

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