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2 May he give us his unction, Thy flocks preserve in peace and unity,' To tell

, with heart's compunction, And walk amongst them with complaThe wonders of his grace;,

cency. A constant deep impression

6 From

grace
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still farther lead Of Jesus' wounds and passion,

us on,

[begun, And simple, childlike cheerfulness. And finish the good work thou hast 3 Lord, our High Priest and Saviour ! That we thy saving name inay magnify, Pour fire and spirit's fervor

And forthy bittertorments yield theejoy. On all thy priestly bands; When we are interceding,

7 Thy. messengers, who storms and waves disdain

(to gain, And for thy people pleading, To teach the nations, and their souls

Give incense, and hold up our hands. Bless thou, and touch their lips with 4 By thine illumination,

hallow'd fire;

[inspire. Thy church's situation

To witness of thy death, their tongues In the true light we trace; 8 May thy whole flock by thee, their We rise from pray'r with blessing, Shepherd, led, O'ercome what is distressing, Afford theejoy and in thy footsteps tread; Thro’thee, and run with joy our ráce. Unto eternal life let us, by faith,

Feed on the merits of thy blood and T. 583.

death, LORD Jesus, may thy blood-bought 9 May all thy people, far and near, church increase

fulfil, From day to day in knowledge and in Supported by thy aid, thy holy will; grace;

To thee all praise, all honor doth pertain, To all her choirs those special bles- Let all who love thy name, reply, Amen! sings grant,

[want. Which they in their degree and measure 594.* T. 583. 2 Thy servants and thy handmaids THOU hast thy church appointed, keep in faith,

[death; Lord, that she [should be; And ground them all on thy atoning O'er all the world unto thy praise Let those, who have the care of souls, Achurch, who in herself is void of good, by thee

[rous be. And yet by thee with grace and pow'r Be taught; thus will their labor prosp'- endow'd. 3. May all our pastors who instruct thy 2 Teach us to pray for all the ransom'd sheep,

[withhold, Firm to the wordof thyatonement keep; Lord! from thy church no needful gifts To act as in thy sight, Ogive them grace, As Headand Ruler in thy house remain, In word and walk may they show forth And be the Leader of the witness-train. thy praise.

3 Grant that we all'may stedfastly adhere 4 For all our meetings, for each con- To those great truths, by thee to us ference

[nance,

made clear; We crave the blessings of thy counte- Altho'we have but little strength, maywe Keep in the bond of harmony and love Abiding in thy word, preserved be. All elders, and their strength in weak- 4 O letthy congregation feel thy peace, ness prove.

And daily may her joy in thee increase; 5 Remain our Lord, our Shepherd, Preserve hergraciously from ev'ry harm, Head and King,

Protect her by thy strong and mighty. And each to th'other in subjection bring.

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5 Grant her to thee an ever free access,

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T. 11. That cheerful to the mark she onward

LORD, with ev'ry needful grace press ; And far and near, supported by thy aid, Bless thy church in ev'ry place; Extend thy knowledge, and thy gospel Fill her with thy love divine, spread.

And each member own as thine. 6 Thou know'st her wants, and comfort 2 Grant us all to feel thy peace, dost impart

Set each troubled heart at ease;

[heart : Unto each needy, poor, and sin-sick Purify us by thy blood, Yea, bythy body and thy precious blood which hath brought us nigh to God. Thougiv'st to her an ever-strength’ning food.

597. T. 185. 7 By thee, as Shepherd of the flock,GRACIOUS Saviour, bless thy conwe're led,

gregation, Till we shall join the church now per- Richly all her wants supply; fected:

Be our only joy and consolation, Till then thy blessed aim with us fulfil,

Till we quit mortality : And teach us in all things to do thy will. Of each weight may we be more di

vested,

Live beneath thy sceptre unmolested, T. 1.

In thy matchless radiance shine, O SON of God, High-Priest & Lamb Filled with thy love divine.

once slain, Behold the purchase of thy bitter pain. 2 Cheer thy chosen witnesses, O Jesus,

Who thy dying love proclaim, 2 Thou see'st us here assembled in That with joy they may to distant places : thy name,

Bear thy great and glorious name: To feel thy gracious presence is our aim. By thy arm o may they be defended 3 Unto each married pair that favor Tín their pilgrimage on earth is ended, grant,

And they are with thee at rest : Thee and thy church, O Lord, to re

Lord, we pray, hear our request. present, 40 may the single men be filled with | LORD Jesus, with thy presence bless,

T. 22. zeal To serveand follow thee and dothy will. By land and sea, thy witnesses;

In ev'ry danger them defend, 5 And grant the single women grace In ev'ry trial prove their Friend.

to be True virgin hearts devoted unto thee. 2. O may thy word in Christendom

Be blest, and may thy kingdom come; 6 O may

the children true obedience May all thy ministers succeed show,

In bringing fruit to thee their Head. And as in years, in grace and knowledge grow.

3 Preserve in constant love and

peace,

And thro' thy blessing, still increase 7 Be thou the consolation, help and Thy little flocks, which far and near stay,

(pray. In towns and villages appear. Of widowers and widows, Lord, we 4 Thy thoughts of peace o'er us fulfil, 8. Give unto all the needful gifts and Incline our hearts to do thy will; grace,

[place. Tby gospel make more fully known, Yea, bless each soul thou hast in ev'ry May all the world thy goodness own.

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T. 22.

2 For all put in authority

We supplicate most fervently; ACCORDING to thy mercy, Lord, The magistrates thou hast ordain'd True christian faith to us afford,

Support by thy almighty hand, That we thy kindness, love and grace, In guarding church and state give May taste throughout our future race.

them success; 2 Hold over us thy gracious hand,

The land in which we live protect and Protect and keep us to the end

bless. From earthly noise and misery, 3 From strife and tumult, God of Retir'd and still to walk with thee.

grace, 3 O grant that we may thine remain, Preserve us, bless the land with peace ; And deeper ground in thee obtain; May all men willingly obey Yea, give us to our latest breath

Rulers, ordain'd to bear the sway; T'enjoy the merits of thy death. And under their protection, grant that T. 22.

May live in godliness and honesty. ATTEND, O Saviour, to our pray'r! All things by thy appointment are; The world o govern for the best!

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T. 1. The Lord of all thou art confest. O LORD, asham'd and blushing we 2 Thou who on earth the sick didst heal, declare, And to the poor thy love reveal, That we thy poor insolvent debtors O comfort by a look from thee All who are now in misery.

2 O lift on us thy gracious counten. 3 Nearer and nearer draw us still; Might all but know thy holy will:

In mercy look upon our indigence. Subdue all pride and stubbornness, 3 Grant us each blessing purchas'd by O Lord, by thy prevailing grace.

thy blood, 4 Preserve by thy most gracious aid

O'erstream our souls with that atoning Those who have thee their Refuge

flood. made; Grant that, in all things free from blame,

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T. 151.
In meekness they may praise thy name.

AMEN, this the conclusion
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Of our petitions be :
OFTas the church the blessings weighs Lord, by thy blood's effusion,
Deriv'd from Jesus' saving grace,

Let us belong to thee. And ponders on his faithful care, Thus we await, possessing, Which she each day doth richly share, True bliss while we are here, By love constrain'd, to pray she is inclip'd The time, when joys unceasing For the prosperity of all mankind. We once with thee shall share.

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Of the Christian Church in general, and the
Brethren’s Congregations in particular.

T. 520.

604. T. 167.

605.* GLORIOUS things of thee are

PRAISE God for ever! spoken

Boundless is his favor Zion, city of our God!

To his church and chosen flock, He whose words can ne'er be broken, Founded on Christ the Rock,

Form'd thee for his own abode : His almighty Son; On the Rock of ages founded,

On fair mount Zion,
What can shake thy sure repose ?

By his Spirit, grace and word :
With salvation's walls surrounded, Blest city of the Lord !
Thou may’st smile at all thy foes.

Thou in spite of ev'ry pow'rful foe

Shalt unshaken stand, and prosp'ring 2 See! the streams of living waters,

grow, Springing from eternal love,

'Midst disgrace-to God's praise, Well supply thy sons and daughters,

Both in love and unity,
And all fear of want remove:

To all eternity.
Who can faint while such a river
Ever flows their thirst t'assuage?

2 It plain appeareth,
Grace, which like the Lord, the Giver, As God's word declareth,
Never fails from to
age

That the Lord his flock defends, age.

Thro' 3 Round each habitation hov'ring

which ne'er ends; mercy

As he was of old See the cloud and fire

appear!

With his chosen fold, For a glory and a cov'ring,

Thus his pow'r and faithfulness Showing that the Lord is near :

We in the church may trace, Thus deriving from their banner

For our God his people still protects Light by night and shade by day,

And ʼmongst them his righteous throne Safe they feed upon the manna

erects.
Which hegives them when they pray. Praises be-giv'n to thee,
5 Blest inhabitants of Zion,

Mighty God, Immanuel,
Wash'd in the Redeemer's blood ! That thou with us wilt dwell!
Jesus, whom their souls rely on,
Makes them kings and priests to God: Feeds his congregation

3 God our Salvation 'Tis his love his people raises

With his word and sacrament;
Over self to reign as kings, All evil doth prevent,
And as priests, his solemn praises

That the weak and poor
Each for a thank-off'ring brings.

Here
may

dwell secure; 5 Saviour, if of Zion's city

Order is herein maintain'd I thro' grace a member am ; By discipline unstain'd, Let the world deride or pity,

And God's servants watch with faith
I will glory in thy name :
Fading is the worldling's pleasure, O'er his flock, and offer fervent pray's.
All his boasted

pomp
and show;

God our Lord-will afford
Solid joys and lasting treasure, Righteousness, and joy, and peace,

None but Zion's children know, Until the end of days.

ful care

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10 Yea, his condition HOW amiable

How splendid 'tis, O Lord,

Whom thou admission Thy habitations are !

Dost to thy church afford, Wherein assemble

And so—The heav'nly kingdom too! Thy christian people dear,

1 Thro' O Lord, -Thy praises to record.

afford grace us,

Dear Lord, church-liberty, 2 My heart with fervor

To each good purpose, And inward longing, pants

That we our days employ Thy grace and favor

With care-Thy holy word to hear. To tell there with thy saints, Boldly-The truth to testify. 3 For there thou choosest

607.

T. 161.
To dwell, my living Tow'r; HIGHLY favor'd congregation,
Sweet rest diffusest

Founded firm on Christ the Rock! From that place evermore, Own with thanks and adoration, Which thou-Ordained hast thereto.

He's the Shepherd, we his flock; 4. There is asserted

He's

's our Saviour,-whose great favor The new birth spiritual;

We've 'midst many trials proved, Souls are converted

We're unworthy, yet beloved. By thy pure gospel's call,

2 Most who enter your blest borders And there-In Christ's church grafted

View with awe your Master's aim ; And

your government and orders 5' For this I'm longing,

Prompt them to revere his name. To be throughout my days Lord most holy !-may we truly Thereto belonging,

Prize our great predestination Thy holy name to praise,

In thy chosen congregation. And thee-To serve incessantly.

3 Think, my soul, how great the favor 6 All those are blessed

In Jehovah's courts to dwell! That come into thine house, There

poor

sinners meet their Saviour; With awe expressed,

There the sin-sick souls

grow

well. Which deep conviction shows, Was not Jesus-always gracious, And pray-And to thee homage pay. When we, conscious how we failed. 7 Thou dost deliver

To his loving heart appealed ? Thy church in all distress; 4 Here by faith we're humbly eying Thou art our Saviour;

Our Redeemer on the cross ; Whate'er may us oppress,

We behold him bleeding, dying, Vict'ry-We may obtain thro’thee,

To gain endless bliss for us, 8 One day is better

Here is ready-for the needy, Spent in the christian church, Meat and drink at Jesus' table, Thy praise to utter,

Which t’explain we are not able. Than thousands spent in search

5 Iņ thy family, O Jesus, Of joy-In the broad worldly way. Love should more and more abound, 9 This territory

This thy word and Spirit teach us, The Lord, as Sun, doth light,

As its mark to all around. Gives glory,

May we learning—and discerning And sanctify'd delight

Both thy doctrine and example, To all-Who on his mercy call, Be in truth thy holy temple.

grace and

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