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5 Let them approach," he cries, 4 Lord, guide our doubtful feet a right, • N OT scorn their humble claim;

And keep us in thy ways; The heirs of heaven are such as these And, while we turn our vows to prayer ". For such as these I came.”

Turn thou our prayers to praise. 3 Gladly we bring them, Lord,

Devoting them to thee,

VOUTH, when devoted to the Lord,
Imploring, that, as we are thine,
Thine may our offspring be.

1 is pleasing in his eyes ;

A flow'r, though offer'd in the bud, HYMN LXXXVIII. S M.

Is no vain sacrifice. of Adults.

2 'Tis easier far if we begin
Ephesians vi. 10-13.

To fear the Lord betimes;
Q OLDIERS of Christ arise,

For sinners who grow old in sin
And put your armour on,

Are harden'd in their crimes.
Strong in the strength which God supplies 3 It saves us from a thousand sna es
Through his eternal Son.

To mind religion young; 2 Strong in the Lord of hosts,

Grace will preserve our following year And in his mighty pow'r,

And make our virtues strong. Who in the strength of Jesus trusts, 4 To thee, Almighty God, to thee Is more than conqueror.

Our hearts we now resign: 3 Stand then in his great might,

"Twill please us to look back and see With all his strength endud;

That our whole lives were thine.
And take to arm you for the fight,

The panoply of God:

n IN the morn of life, when you 4 That having all things done,

O With vital ardour glows, And all your conflicts past,

And shines in all the fairest charms
Ye may behold your vict'ry won,

That beauty can disclose,
And stand complete at last.

2 Deep in thy soul, before its pow'rs

Are yet by vice enslav'd,

Be thy Creator's glorious name

And character engrav d:
HAPPY day, that stays my choice

3 Ere yet the shades of sorrow cloud On thee, my Saviour and my God!

The sunshine of thy days;
Well may this glowing heart rejoice,

And cares and toils, in endless round,
And tell thy goodness all abroad.

Encompass all thy ways:

14 Ere yet thy heart the woes of age,
2 O happy bond! that seals my vows,
To him who merits all my love;

With vain regret, deplore,
Let cheerful anthems fi his house,

Avd sadly muse on former joys,
While to his sacred throne I move.

That now return no more. 3 'Tis done, the great transaction's done : 1

5 True wisdom, early sought and gain Deign, gracious Lord, to make me thine 1

In age will give thee rest :
Help me, through grace, to follow on,

O then, improve the morn of life,

To make its ev'ning blest!
Glad to confess thy voice divine.
4 Here rest, my oft divided heart,
Fix'd on thy God, thy Saviour, rest;
Who with the world would grieve to part,

When callid on angels' food 10 feast !

HYMN XCIII. C. M. 5 High heaven, that heard the solemn vow,

Rev. v. 12, 9. &e.
That vow renew'd shall daily hear.

THOU, God, all glory, honour, pow
Till in life's latest hour I bow,

Art worthy to receive ;
And bless in death a bond so dear.

Since all things by thy power were ma

And by thy bounty live
W ITNESS, ye men and angels, now: 1 2 And worthy is the Lamb all power,
Before the Lord we speak;

Honour, and wealth to gain,
To him we make our solemn vow.

Glory and strength; who for our sins
A vow we dare not break:

A sacrifice was slain !
? That, long as life itself shall last, 3 All worthy thou,who hast redeem'd
Ourselves to Christ we yield;

And ransom'd us to God.
Nor from his cause will we depart, From every na.ion, every coast,
Or ever quit the field.

By thy most precious blood.
3 We trust not in our native strength, 14 Blessing and honour, glory, pow'r,
But on his grace rely,

By all in earth and heaven,
That, with returning wants, the Lord To Him that sits upon the throne,
Will all our need supply.

And to the Lamb be given,

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HYMN XCIV. L. M. Thy broken flesh, thy bleeding veins,

Thy dreadful agonizing pains.
M Y God, and is thy table spread ?
T! And does thy cup with love o'erflow? 6 Let humble, penitential wo,
Thither be all thy children led,

With painful, pleasing anguish flow; And let them thy sweet mercies know ! And thy forgiving love impart,

Life, hope, and joy, to every heart. 2 Hail, sacred Feast, which Jesus makes! |

Rich banquet of his flesh and blood! Thrice happy he who here partakes ORDINATION, OR INSTITUTIO, That sacred stream, that heavenly food!

OF MINISTERS. 3 Why are its bounties all in vain

HYMN XCVII. I M. Before unwilling hearts display'd ?

St. Matt. I. Was not for you the victim slain ? Are you forbid the children's bread ? no forth, ye Heralds, in my name,

U Sweetly the Gospel trumpet sound; 4 O let thy table honour'd be,

The glorious Jubilee proclaim, And furnish'd well with joyful guests!

Where'er the human race is found. And may each soul salvation see, That here its holy pledges lastes ! 2 The joyful news to all impart,

And teach them where salvation lies; 5 Drawn by thy quick'ning grace. O Lord,

10. With care bind up the broken heart, In countless numbers let them come.

And wipe the tears from weeping eyes. And gather from their Father's board, The bread that lives beyond the tomb ! | ves hpvond the tomb ! ] 3 Be wise as serpents, where you po.

But harmless as the peaceful dove, 6 Nor let thy spreading Gospel rest,

And let your heaven-Caught conduct shoe Till through the world thy truth has

That ye're commission'd from above, run, Till with this bread all men be blest,

| 4 Freely from me ye have receiv'd, Who see the light, or feel the sun !

Freely, in love, to others give;

Thus shall your doctrines be believ'd, HYMN XCV. C. M.

And, by your labours, sinners live. AND are we now brought near to God,

A who once at distance stood ?
And, to effect this glorious change,

St. Mark xvi 15, gc, and St. Matt. Did Jesus shed his blood ?

xxviii. 18, ge. 2 0 for a song of ardent praise,

10 preach my Gospel," saith the

U To bear our souls above !

'Lord, What should allay our lively hope,

* Bid the whole earth my grace receive; Or damp our flaming love!

« Explain to them my sacred word,

" Bid them believe, obey, and live, 3 Then let us join the heavenly choirs.

2 « 1'll make my great commission To praise our heavenly King! O may that love which spread this board,


" And ye shall prove my Gospel true, Inspire us while we sing

By all the works that I have done, 4 "Glory to God in highest strains, "And all the wonders ye shall do.

" And to the earth be peace ; " Good.will from heaven to men is come,

3 “Go heal the sick, go raise the dead, "And let it never cease !”

"Go cast out devils in my naine ;

* Nor let my Prophets be afraid, HYMN XCVI. L. M.

"Though Greeks reproach, and Jews TO Jesus, our exalted Lord,

blaspheme. 1 That name, in heav'n and earth 4 " While thus ye follow my commands ador'd,

| "I'm with you till the world shall end; Fain would our hearts and voices raise “ All power is trusted in my hands; A cheerful song of sacred praise.

"I can destroy, and can defend." 2 But all the notes which mortals know, 5 He spake, and light shone round his Are weak, and languishing, and low; Far, far above our humble songs,

On a bright cloud to heaven he rode ; The theme demands immortal tongues.

They to the farthest nations spread 3 Yet whilst around his board we meet,

The grace of their ascended God. And worship at his sacred feet,

HYMN XCIX. L. M. O let our warm affections move,

T HE Saviour, when to heaven he rose, in glad returns of grateful love.

1 In splendid triumph o'er his foes, 4 Yes, Lord, we love and we adore,

Seatter'd bis gifts on men below,
But long to know and love thee more;
And, whilst we taste the bread and wine,

And wide his royal bounties flow,
Desire to feed on joys divine

2 Hence sprang the Apostle's honour'd 5 Let taith our feeble senses aid,

Sacred beyond heroic fame (name,

Hence dictates the prophetic sage, Eo see thy wondrous love display'd ; And hence the cuangelte page,

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3 In lower forms, to bless our eyes,

Pastors from hence and teachers rise ;
Who, though with feebler rays they


TESUS shall reign where'er the sun Still mark a long extended line.

J Does his successive journies run; 4 From Christ their varied gifts derive.

His kingdom spread from shore to shore, And, fed by him, their graces live ;

Till moons shall wax and wane no more. Whilst, guarded by his potent band, 2 To him shall endless prayer be made, Amidst the rage of hell they stand. And praises throng to crown his head; 5 So shall the bright succession run

His name like sweet perfume shall rise Through all the courses of the sun

With ev'ry morning sacrifice. Whilst unborn churches, by their care, | 3 Penple and realms, of ev'ry tongue, Shall rise and flourish large and fair. Dwell on his love with sweetest song i 6 Jesus, our Lord, their hearts shall

And infant voices shall proclaim know

Their early blessings on his name. The spring whence all these blessings 1 Blessings abound where'er he reigns ; flow;

The pris'ner leaps to burst bis chains; Pastors and people shout his praise, The weary find eternal rest, Through the long round of endless days. And all the sons of want are blest. HYMN C. L. M.

5 Where he displays his healing power TATHER of mercies ! bow thine ear, Death and the curse are known no mor:

T Attentive to our earest prayer; In him the tribes of Adam boast
We plead for those who plead for thee, More blessings than their father lost.
Successful pleaders may they be!

6 Let ev'ry creature rise, and bring 2 How great their work, how vast their Peculiar honours to our King: charge!

Angels descend with songs again, Do thou their anxious souls enlarge And earth repeat the loud amen. Their best acquirements are our gain.

HYMN CIII. L. M. We share the blessings they obtain. 3 Clothe, then, with energy divine,

Psalm cxvii. Their words, and let those words be I TROM all that dwell below the skies, lbine,

N Let the Creator's praise arise ; To them thy sacred truth reveal,

Jehovah's glorious name be sung
Suppress their fear, inflame their zeal.

Through ev'ry land, by ev'ry tongue.
4 Teach them to sow the precious seed, 2 Etemal are thy mercies, Lord,
Teach them thy chosen flock to feed; And truth eternal is thy word;
Teach them immortal souls to gain -

Tby praise shall sound from shore to Souls that will well reward their pain.

5 Let thronging multitudes around, Till suns shall rise and set no more,
Hear from their lips the joyful sound;

In humble strains thy grace implore,
And feel thy new-creating pow'r.

O SPIRIT of the Living God! 6 Let sinners break their massy chains,

In all thy plenitude of Grace, Distressed souls forget their pains;

Where'er the foot of man hath trod, Let light through distant' realms be

Descend on our apostate race ! spread,

2 Give tongues of fire and hearts of love, And Zion rear her drooping head

To preach the reconciling word;

Give power and unction from above, CONSECRATION OF A CHURCH. Where'er the joyful sound is heard. HYMN CI. L. M.

3 Be darkness at thy coming, light; AND wilt thou, O Eternal God,

Confusion, order, in thy path A On earth establisb thine abode ?

Souls without strength inspire with Then look propitious from thy throne,

might; And take this temple for thine own.

Bid mercy triumph over wrath. 2 These walls we to thine honour raise, 14 Convert the nations ; far and nigh Long may they echo in thy praise ;

The triumphs of the cross record; And thou, descending, fill the place

The name of Jesus glorify, With the rich tokens of thy grace

Till ev'ry people call him Lord. 3 Here may the great Redeemer reign,

HYMN CV. II. 1. With all the graces of his train : While power divine his word attende, For Missions to the new settlements in the To conquer ines and cheer bis friends.

United States. 4 And in the last decisive day,

W HEN, Lord, to this our Western When God the nations shall survey,

W land, May it before the world appear,

Led by thy providential hand, Thousands were born for glory here. Our wand'ring fathers came,

Their ancient homes, their friends in , 3 Shall we, whose souls are lighted

With wisdom from on high,
Sent forth the heralds of thy truth, Shall we, to men benighted
To keep them in thy name.

The lamp of life deny ? 2 Then, through our solitary coast,

Salvation ! oh, Salvation ! The desert features soon were lost;

The joyful sound proclaim Thy temples there a rose;

Till each remotest nation

Has learnt Messiah's name !
Our shores, as culture made them fair,
Were hallow'd by thy rites, by pray't, 4 Waft, waft, ye winds, his story,
And blossom'd as the rose.

And you, ye waters, roll, 3 And O! may we repay this debt

Till, like a sea of glory To regions solitary yet

It spreads from pole to pole; Within our spreading land!

Till o'er our ransom'd nature There, brethren, from our common home,

The Lamb for sinners slain,

Redeemer, King, Creator, Still westward, like our fathers, roam;

In bliss returns to reign. Still guided by thy hand. 4 Saviour! we own this debt of love :

HYMN CVIII. L. M. O shed thy Spirit from above,

For the Jeros. To move each Christian breast;

DISOWN'D of heaven, by man op Till heralds shall thy truth proclaim,

prest, And temples rise to fix thy name,

Outcasts from Zion's hallow'd ground, Through all our desert west.

Wherefore should Israel's sons. Once

blest, HYMN CVI. C. M.

Still roam the scorning world around ? Isaiah xxxv. 2.

2 Lord ! visit thy forsaken race, N Zion, and on Lebanon,

Back to thy fold the wand'rers bringi On Carmel's blooming height,

Teach them to seek thy slighted grace, On Sharon's fertile plains, once shone

And hail in Christ their promis's King The glory, pure and bright:

3 The veil of darkness rend in twain 2 From thence its mild and cheering ray

Which hides their Shiloh's glorious Stream'd forth from land to land;

light; And empires now behold its day,

The sever'd olive branch again And still its beams expand.

Firm to its parent stock unite. 3 Its brightest splendours, darting west, 14 Hail, glorious day, expected long! Our happy shores illume;

When Jew and Greek one pray't sisa? Our farther regions once unblest,

pour, Now like a garden bloom :

With eager feet one temple throng. 4 But ah! our deserts deep and wild

With grateful praise one God adore See not this heavenly light;

HYMN CIX. IV. I. No sacred beams, no radiance mild,

Ren xv. 3, 4. Dispel their dreary night.

TOW wondrous and great 5 Thou, who didst lighten Zion's hill,

Thy works, God of praise ! On Carmel who didst shine,

How just, King of saints, Our deserts let thy glory fill,

And true, are thy ways! Thy excellence divine!

O who shall not fear thee, 6 Like Lebanon, in tow'ring pride,

And honour thy name ! May all our forests smile;

Thou only art holy, And may our borders blossom wide,

Thou only supreme ! Like Sharon's fruitful soil !

2 To nations long dark HYMN CVII. 11. 6.

Thy light shall be shown;

Their worship and vows
FROM Greenland's icy mountains,

Shall come to thy throne:
From India's coral strand,

Thy truth and thy judgments
Where Afric's sunny fountains

Shall spread all abroad, Roll down their golden sand;

Till earth's ev'ry people
From many an ancient river,

Confess thee their God.
From many a palmy plain,
They call us to deliver

FOR SUNDAY AND CHARITY Their land from error's chain.

SCHOOLS. 2 What though the spicy breezes

HYMN CX, 11. 4.
Blow soft o'er Ceylon's Isle ;
Though ev'ry prospect pleases,

Children and Congregation.
And only man is vile:

Children In vain with lavish kindness

COME let our voices join, The gifts of God are strewn;

In one glad song of praise : The heathen in his blindness

To God, the God of love, Bows down to wood and stone.

Our grateful hearts we raise:



3 Sweet were his words and kind his look, To God alone your praise belongs;

When mothers round him press'd;

Their infants in his arms he look,
His love demands your earliest songs.

And on his bosom bless'd :

14 Safe from the world's alluring harms, 2 Now we are taught to read

Beneath his watchful eye, The book of late divine ;

O, thus encircled in his arms, Where our Redeemer's love,

May we for ever lie!
And brightest glories shine!


T ORD, how delightful 'ris to see
To God alone the praise is due,

U A whole assembly worship thee : Who sends his word to us and you.

At once they sing, at once they pray; Children

They hear of heaven, and learn the way. 3 Within these ballow'd walls,

2 I have been there, and still would go ; Our wand'ring feet are brought;

'Tis like a little heaven below; Where pray'r and praise ascend,

Not all that earth and sin can say
And heavenly truths are taught :

Shall tempt me to forget this day.

3 write upon my mem'ry, Lord, To God alone your off 'rings bring;

The text and doctrine of thy word ; Here in his church his praises sing.

That I may break thy laws no more,

But love thee beller than before.

4 With thoughts of Christ and things 4 For blessings such as these,

divine, Our gratitude receive;

Fill up this sinful heart of mine Lord, here accept our hearts,

That, hoping pardon through his blood, 'Tis all that we can give :

I may lie down and wake with God.

HYMN CIV. C. M. Great God, accept their infant songs; M ERCY, descending from above, To thee alone their praise belongs.

W In softest accents pleads;

O may each tender bosom move,

When mercy intercedes ! 5 Lord, bid this work of love

2 Children our kind protection claiin, : Be crown'd with meet success;

And God will well approve, May thousands yet unborn,

When infants learn to lisp his name,
This institution bless :

And their Creator love.
Thus shall the praise resound te thee,
Now, and through all eternity.

3 Delightful work ! young souls to win,

And tum the rising race
HYMN CXI. 111. I.

From the deceitful paths of sin,
LORY to the Father give,

To seek their Saviour's face.
U God in whom we move and live: 14 Almighty God! thine influence shed
Children's prayers he deigns to hear,

To aid this blest design; Children's songs delight his ear.

The honour of thy name be spreal, 2 Glory to the Son we bring,

And all the glory thine. Christ our Prophet, Priest, and King;

CHARITABLE OCCASIONS. Children, raise your sweetest strain To the Lamb, for he was slain.

HYMN CXv. C. M. 3 Glory to the Holy Ghost;

RLEST is the man whose soll'ning He reclaims the singer lost; Children's minds may he inspire,

Feels all another's pain; Touch their longues with holy fire.

To whom the supplicating eye 4 Glory in the higbest be

1 is never rais'd in vain To the blessed Trinity,

| 2 Whose breast responds with gen'nus For the Gospel from above,

warmth, For the word that "God is love."

A stranger's wo to feel;

Who weeps in pity o'er the wound

He wants the pow'r to heal.
TMHEN Jesus left his heavenly throne, 3 To gentle offices of love
He chose an humble birth;

His feet are never slow;
Lake nis unhonour'd and unknown, He views, through mercy's meltmg cyc,
He came to dwell on earth :

A brother in a foe. 2 Like him, may we be found below 4 To him protection shall be shown; In wisdom's paths of peace ;

And mercy, from above.
Like him, in grace and knowledge grow Descend on those who this fulfil
As years and strength increase.

The Christian law of love.

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