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BLESSED is thy presence, Lord ! while lowly bending,
Abased by sin, we humbly seek thy face : On children of the dust, thy love descending,
Shall bid us rise, and fill us with thy grace.
Hallowed thy presence, Lord ! before thee kneeling,
Pure thoughts and holy transports fill the soul : Thy peace within our troubled spirits stealing,
Far off life's storms and ocean billows roll.
Heavenly thy presence, Lord ! while here before thee
In faith we see the mansions of the just, Enraptured join the angelic host to adore thee,
And feel thee all our joy, our hope, our trust.
And let thy blessed presence, Lord, attend us,
While struggling in the world with sin and care! Oh may thy everlasting shield defend us!
May all our hearts be thine, our thoughts be prayer !
ABRAHAM heard : believing God,
IS there a lone and dreary hour
Is there a time of fear or grief,
Is there an hour of
peace When hope is all my soul's employ? My Father! still my hopes will roam, Until they rest with thee, their home. The noon-tide blaze, the midnight scene, The dawn, or twilight's sweet sorene, The sick, nay, e'en the dying hour, Shall own my Father's grace and power.
O GOD, all-holy, and all just !
Thy mercy we adore,
and sin no more.
When humbled, Lord, before thy face,
Or with despondence tried, We see the tokens of thy grace
In Jesus crucified.
His word hath power to make us whole,
And life and light impart, To sanctify the inmost soul,
And heal the broken heart.
Our life's best praise, O God, be thine,
For this effulgent ray,
And turn our gloom to day.
( For the Lord's Supper. ) FROM the table now retiring,
Which for us the Lord hath spread, May our souls, refreshment finding,
Grow in all things like their head.
His example by beholding,
May our lives his image bear : Him our Lord and Master calling,
His commands may we revere. Love to God and man displaying,
Walking stedfast in thy way, Joy attend us in believing,
Peace from God through endless day.
( For the Lord's Supper. ) JESUS, the Friend of man,
Invites us to his board ;
And own our gracious Lord.
One faith, one hope, one Lord,
One God alone we know ; Brethren we are; let every heart
With kind affections glow.
Warmed with our Master's love,
And all mankind embrace,
107. TIS mercy
calls :—let all their tribute bring Of grateful homage to our heavenly King :
In strains of joy proclaim abroad
beholds each anxious care,
He hears the hungry orphan's cry:
eye, And know, the Lord, your help, is nigh : These sorrows from your breast shall roll,
And comfort bless the humble soul : Let cheerful hope in every bosom spring, For boundless mercy dwells with heaven's immortal
King. All уе,
who bend beneath the stroke of time,
Your Maker and Presei ver praise