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St Michael and all Angels. (29th Sept.) 404.
“ They overcame him by the Blood of the
Lamb." (Rev. xii. 11.) C. M.
Within the veil, and see
How bright their glories be.
And wet their couch with tears;
With sins, and doubts, and fears.
They with united breath
Their triumph to His death.
(His zeal inspir'd their breast ;)
Possess the promis’d rest.
For His own pattern giv'n;
From the Te Deum. L. M.
(Isai. vi. 2, 3. Rev. iv. 8.)
We praise Thy name with one accord :
Through all the world do worship Thee.
And ceaseless raise their songs on high,
The heav'ns and all the powers therein.
The Prophets swell th' immortal song ;
Eternal anthems to Thy praise.
Thee, the Lord God of Hosts, they sing;
The Christian Soldier. 7th P. M.
(2 Tim. iv. 7.)
Onward, Christians, onward go;
Steep with tears the bread of life.
Will ye quit the painful field?
Nor your foeman rally more.
Speaks their forces overthrown,
Crowns to grace the conqu’ror's brow. 407.
The Harvest of the Lord. L. M.
(Luke x. 2. John iv. 35.)
The shades disperse, the dawn appear !
The beauteous tints of Eden's bloom !
To raise our faith, our zeal to fire :
Present a harvest to the sight.
In the bless'd labour share a part;
To aid the triumph of our King.
Spread to each breeze our hoisted sail ;
Shall be with Thy salvation bless’d.
Sweet incense to Thy name shall rise ;
408. Deliverance from Bondage. (Jude i. 5.) C.M. 1 FROM Egypt's bondage come,
Where death and darkness reign,
Where we our rest shall gain.
And ev'ry conflict o'er,
Nor thirst nor hunger more.
Enraptured myriads sing,
bosom reigns ;
And soon their pleasures share,
With all the ransom'd there.
“ Love one another.” (John xv. 17.) 9th P.M. 1 BRETHREN, let us walk together
In the bonds of love and peace;
Brethren should from conflict cease ? 'Tis in union-Hope, and joy, and love increase. 2 While we journey homeward, let us
Help each other on the road ;
Snares through all the way are strew'd ;
Has forgiv'n, and does forgive,
Free from wrath and strife to live,
Better than himself to be;
When in this we all agree.
410. The Future Happiness of the Saints. L.M.
(Rev. vii.) 1 LO! round the throne, at God's right hand,
The saints in countless myriads stand :
every tongue redeem'd to God, Array'd in garments wash'd in blood. 2 Through tribulation great they came;
They bore the cross, despised the shame;
In God's eternal glory blest.
Nor sin, nor pain, nor death deplore :
And sorrow yields to endless joy.
And sing the triumphs of His grace ;
To Him their loud hosannas raise. 411. Christ our High-Priest. C.M.
(Heb. iv. 15. Isai. xlii. 3.)
Of our High-Priest above;
Of sympathy and love.
He knows our feeble frame :
For He has felt the same.
But raise it to a flame;
Nor scorn the meanest name.
and His pow'r :
In the distressing hour.
Self Communion. (Psalm iv.) L.M.
1 RETURN, my wandering heart, return,
And earth's vain shadows chase no more;
And Thy forsaken God implore.
Distinctly marks each deep retreat,
And let me here Thy presence meet.
My search let heavenly wisdom guide,
Till all be known and purified.
Vouchsafe mine inmost soul to cheer,
That Thou hast fixed Thy dwelling there. 413. Self Discipline. (Psalm xxvi.) C. M. 1 JUDGE me, O Lord, and try my heart,
For Thou that heart canst see ;
That dares compete with Thee.
My soul adores Thee still;
3 Thine altar, Lord, I would embrace
With hands by Christ made clean :
Where Thy bright face is seen.
My soul on Thee I cast;