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1. SAFELY through another week

God has brought us on our way;
Let us now a blessing seek,

Waitinz in His courts to-day:
Day of all the week the best,
Emblem of eternal rest.

2. While we seek supplies of 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.

53. 78.
1. Light of life, seraphic fire;

Love divine, Thyself impart:
Every fainting soul inspire;

Enter every drooping heart: 2. Every mournful sinner cheer,

Scatter all our guilty gloom;
Father! in Thy grace appear,

To Thy human temples come. 3. Come, in this accepted hour,

Bring Thy heavenly kingdom in;
Fill us with Thy glorious power,

Rooting out the seeds of sin : 4. Nothing more can we require,

We will covet nothing less :
Be Thou all our heart's desire,
All our joy, and all our peace.


3. Here we come Thy name to praise;

Let us feel Thy presence near;
May Thy glories meet our eyes,

While we in Thy house appear:
Here afford us, Lord, a taste
Of our everlasting rest.

4. May the Gospel's joyful sound

Wake our minds to raptures new;

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2. Thus may we abido in union

With each other and the Lord, And possess, in sweet communion, Joys which earth can not afford.


58. 85 & 7s. 1. Far from mortal cares retreating,

Sordid hopes and fond desires, Here, our willing footsteps meeting,

Every heart to heaven aspires; From the Fount of glory beaming,

Light colestial cheers our eyes, Mercy from above proclaiming

Peace and pardon from the skies.

60. 88 & 7s.

2. Who may share this great salvation ?

Every pure and humble mind; Every kindred, tongue, and nation,

From tho dros3 of guilt refined : Blessings all around bestowing,

Gol withholds His care from none; Grace and mercy ever flowing

From the fountain of His throne.

1. CALL Jehovah thy salvation,

Rest beneath th' Almighty's shado;
In Ilis secret habitation

Dwell, nor ever be dismayed :
There no tumult can alarm thee,

Thou shalt dread no hidden snare,
Guile nor violence can harm thee,

In eternal safeguard there.

3. Every stain of guilt abhorring,

Firm and bold in virtue's cause, Still Tay Providenco adoring,

Faithful subjects to Thy laws; Lord, with favor still attend us,

Bless us with Thy wondrous love; Thou, our Sun, our Shield, defend us; All our hope is from above.


2. From the sword, at noonday wasting,

From the noisome pestilenco,
In the depth of midnight, blasting,

God shall be thy sure defense:
Fear not thou the deadly quiver,

When a thousand feel the blow;
Mercy shall thy soul deliver,

Though ten thousand bo laid low.

59. 88 & 7s. 1. May the grace of Christ, our Saviour,

And tho Father's boundless love, With the Holy Spirit's favor,

Rest upon us from above.

3. Since, with pure and firm affection,

Thou on God hast set thy love,
With the wings of His protection

He will shield thee from above;
Thou shalt call on Him in trouble,

He will hearken, Ho will save;
Here, for grief, reward theo double,
Crown with life beyond the grave.


61. 8 & 7s.

1. WELCONE, welcome, quiet morning,

Welcome is this holy day;
Now the Sabbath inorn, returning,

Says a week has passed away.
Let me think low time is passing;

Soon the longest life departs;
Nothing human is abiding

Save the love of humble hearts.

2. Love to God, and to our neighbor,

Makes our purest happiness;
Vain the wish, the care, the labor,

Earth's poor tries to possess.
Swist my lito's vain dreams are passing;

Like the startled dove they fly,
Or the clouds, each other chasing

Over yonder quiet sky.
3. Father, now one praver I raiso Thee;

Give an humble, grateful heart;
Never let me cease to praise Thea,

Never from Thy fear depart:
Then, when years have gathered o'er me,

And the world is sunk in shade.
Heaven's bright realm will rise hi-fure ine;
Thero my treasure will be huil.


63. 88, 78 & 4s.
1. LORD, dismiss us with Thy blessing,

Fill our hearts with joy and peace;
Let us each, Thy love possessing,
Triumph in redeeming grace:

0, refresh us,
Traveling through this wilderness.
2. Thanks we give, and adoration,

For Thy Gospei's joyful sound;
May the fruits of Thy salvation
In our hearts and lives abound;

May Thy presence
With us evermore be found.
3. Then, whene'er tho signal's given

Us from earth to call away,
Borne, on augel's wings to heaven-
Glad the summons to obey-

May wo ever
Reign with Christ in endless day.


62. 85 & 7s.

1. Set the clouds upon the mountains,

Rolling, rising, melt away,
Light, forth flowing from its fountain,

Pours an unobstructed ray. 2. So beforo Thy presence fading,

Lord, may every shadow fly;
Chase the gloom my soul invading,

With the sunbeam of Thino eye. 3. Lo! it dawns, the Sabbath morning

Streams with radiance all divine;
Sanctity Thy courts adorning,

Beautiful with grace they shine. 4. IIoliness becomes Thy dwelling,

Peerless Sovereign of the sky,
Princely palaces excelling,

Pomp of earthly majesty.
5. Risc, my soul, the day is breaking,

Gladdened nature drinks the light;
From the sleep of darkness waking,

Put off all tho clouds of night. 6. Take the rest this day is bringing,

Best of all our carthly days,
Enter thou His gates with singing,
Tread the hallower floor with praise.


61. 8 & 7s. 1. LORD, with glowing heart l'll praise Thce,

For the bliss Thy love bestows;
For the pardoning grace that saves me,

And the peace that from it flows:
Ilelp, O Lord, my weak endeavor,

This dull soul to rapture raise:
Thou must light the llame, or never

Can my love be warm’d to praise. 2. Praise, my soul, the God that sought thee,

Wretched wanderer, far astray ;
Found thee lost, and kindly brought thee

From the paths of death away :
Praise, with love's devoutest feeling,

Him who saw thy guilt-born fear,
And, the light of hope revealing,

Bade the blood-stain'd cross appear. 3. Lord, this bosom's ardent feeling

Vainly would my lips express:
Low before Thy footstool kneeling,

Deign Thy suppliant's prayer to bless:
Let Thy grace, my soul's chief pleasure,

Love's pure flame within me raise;
And since words can never measure,
Let my life show forth Thy praise.

S. F. KEY.

Doxology. 8 & 78.

PRAISE the God of all creation ;

Praise the Father's boundless love; Praise the Lamb, our expiation

Priest and King, enthroned above; Praise the Fountain of salvation

Him by whom our spirits live; Undivided adoration

To the one Jehovah give.


3. All hail, triumphant Lord! Heav'n with hosannas rings;While earth, in humbler strains, Thy praise re


- sive sings: Wor-thy art thou, who once wast slain, Thro' endless years to live and reign.

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65. II. M.

2. Man drew from man his birth;

But God his noble frame,
Built of the ruddy earth,

Filled with celestial name.
Ilis sons we are, by Him are led,
Preserved and fed with tender care.

3. Then to His portals press

In your divino resorts;
With thanks his power profess,

And praise him in his courts.
How good! how pure! Ilis mercies last;
His promiso past is ever sure.


1. AWAKE, our drowsy souls,

And break each slothful band; The wonders of this day

Our noblest songs demand ! Auspicious morn, thy blissful rays Bright seraphs hail in songs of praisa. 2. At thy approaching dawn

Reluctant death resigned
The glorious Prince of life,

Its dark domains confined:
Th' angelic host around him bends,
And mid their shouts the God ascends.
3. “All hail, triumphant Lord !"

Heaven with hosannas rings;
Whilo carth, in humbler strains,

Thy praise responsive sings: Worthy art thon, who once wast slain, Through endless years to live and reign. 4. Gird on, great God, Thy sword,

Ascend Thy conquering car, While justice, truth, and love,

Maintain the glorious war; Victorious Thou, Thy foes shall tread, And sin and hell in triumph lead.

67. H. M.

1. REJOICE! the Lord is King!

Your God and King adore;
Mortals! give thanks and sing,

And triumph overmore :
Lift up the heart--lilt up the voice
Rejoice aloud, ye saints' rejoice.

2. His kingdom can not fail;

He rules o'er earth and heaven;
The keys of death and hell

Are to our Jesus given:
Lift up the heart-lift up the voice
Rejoico aloud, ye saintsl rejoice.


66. H. M.

1. All, from the sun's uprise

Unto his setting rays,
Resound in jubilees

The great Creator's praise.
Him serve alone; in triumph bring
Your gifts, and sing before his thronel

3. He all his foes shall quell

Shall all our sins destroy,
And every bosom swell

With pure seraphic joy:
Lift up the heart-lift up the roicom
Rejoice aloud, ye saints' rejoice.

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