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5 Bless our cov'nanting together ; In our peaceful habitations, Make us like a burning torch, O how many
demonstrations Kindled by our heav'nly Father, Of his favor do we prove!
In these last days of the church. To thee joined and resigned,
3 We reply Amen thereto,
For his bounty never ceaseth, May by each of us be further's,
Yea increaseth; What thy holy will hath order'd.
And are filled with amaze 6 Now, dear Brethren, know ye Jesus? At his grace ; Happy who him truly knows:
Each himself unworthy deemeth He's the Head, and we are members, of his love; his goodness claimeth
From him ev'ry blessing flows. Our unfeigned gratitude.
T. 114. M. CHRISTour Saviour look on thee, THOU Source of love, we pray,
Ransom'd congregation ! part thy favor
C. We to him belong, for he
Purchas'd our salvation.
In electing grace rejoice,
Prize his love and favor; savor, And that thy church for ever may re
Then his calling, gifts and choice
He'll maintain for ever. joice In thee, and praise thy name with C. 3 Yea, his sympathizing heart heart and voice.
Yields us consolation ; 2 0 thou whose love extends beyond May we ne'er from Christ depart, all measure,
Till our consummation.
Humbly walk before him.
C. 5 Thus in number and in grace
We shall be increasing, Our faithful Shepherd, and we are thy flock.
Showing forth our Saviour's praise,
And to him be pleasing. 688.*
T. 155. My soul waiteth on the Lord, And shall never be ashamed;
690. T. 185. He is named God our Sun, our Shield and Rock; GRACIOUS Lord, our Shepherd and By his flock;
Salvation, He is merciful and gracious,
In thy presence we appear, And his goodness doth refresh us Own us as thy flock and congregation, When we long and pant for him, Let us feel that thou art near; 2 His enliv’ning countenance
May we all enjoy thy grace and favor, To lift up on all the needy
And obey thee as our Head and SaHe is ready,
viour ; And enricheth evermore
Who by thy most precious blood All the poor ;
Mad'st us, sinners, heirs of God.
2 Lord, receive our thanks and adora. 6 To thy name be evermore tion,
Praise and glory given;
Lord of earth and heaven!
WHEN we rejoice, that Jesus
From year to
doth bless us, And that his
Towards us never waver ;
2 Or he that consolation Kind Shepherd, gracious Lord ! Grants to his congregation, Look on us with compassion,
That we shall rest for ever
With him, our gracious Saviour ;
3 Then we forget distresses, Which we in various cases
And what would else oppress us ;
Are we with Christ connected,
We need not be dejected. 2 Our lips would gladly mention
Thy patience, love and grace, Our hearts with due attention
Thy loving kindness trace, HEAD of thy church! behold us here, Which under thy protection
Direct and rule us by thy grace; 'Midst trials we have prov'd; Hear thou each needy sinner's pray'r, Thy fatherly correction
Confirming thus thy promises;
O help us, that we may
fulfil What in thy name we take in hand, T. 9.
Concordant with thy holy will, JESUS CHRIST, who bled and dy'd And may it to thy glory lend. For mankind's salvation,
2 One suit in mercy to us grant: Shows his wounds and pierced side
Let us from all divested be
Which furthers not our covenant, 2 Yea he, with uplifted hands,
Or is displeasing unto thee; Mark'd with nail-prints bloody, All that whence hurt to souls accrues, 'Midst his chosen people stands, Whate'er thy doctrine doth disgrace, Saviour of his body!
Or counteracts thy blessed views, 3 While he doth himself reveal, Root out and utterly erase.
Oh, what consolation In his presence do we feel! 'Tis beyond expression.
695.* T. 101. 4. Teach us, Lord, to follow thee Bow down, ye follwers of the Lamb! With entire devotion;
These are your hours of consolation; As thy willing subjects, we
With awe adore his saving name! Wait thy Spirit's motion,
His cross and wounds are of salvation 5 Jesus, all-creating Word,
The lasting source for sinners who be. King of ev'ry nation,
lieve; But especially the Lord
Come then, and grace for grace freely of thy congregation !
from him receive. Сс
2 His mercy claims our highest praise, 3 We here unite in pray'r to thee,
'Tis by his grace we were elected; And praise thee, Lord Jehovah! Freed from the world's deceitful ways, We join to sighs for mercy free
We're to his chosen flock collected ; A joyful Hallelujah! His faithful heart we know, and search
it still : May thousands more believe, and do
698. . T. 341. his holy will. 3 Ourselves, dear Lord, we now to OUR souls with inmost shame thee
Address thy holy name, Resign anew with soul and body; Jesus! in our midst
appear As thy redeemed property
Present to each waiting soul, Accept of us, tho' poor and needy; Ev'ry contrite sinner cheer, Out of the mouths of sucklings perfect
Breathe thy Spirit thro' the whole. praise,
[ing grace, 2 We sinners humbly crave And magnify in us, thy name and sav- Thy presence here to have, 4 ( let thy love our hearts constrain, In this place to find thee true
That, in one covenant united, To thy promises of grace, The bond of peace we may maintain, Still to own the gather'd few,
And be to mutual love excited; Giving them thy life and peace. To God and to the Lamb be praises giv'n
3 From thy majestic throne By sinners here below, and by the In mercy, Lord, look down; saints in heav'n!
View the souls a-thirst for thee,
Turn to them thy cheering face; 696.* T.
Each adores, with bended knee,
Thee, O Jesus ! for thy grace. Who art the Life, the Truth, the Way; Since thou didst for our sins atone, With right thou claim'stusas thineown:
699. T. 167. Thou wast obedient unto death, that we PEACE be to this habitation, Might not be lost, but live eternally.
Peace to ev'ry soul therein; 2 O let each member of thy fold
Peace, which flows from Christ's salBe in the book of life enroll'd;
vation, The Holy Ghost to us impart
Peace, the seal of cancelld sin; To bear the sway in ev'ry heart;
Peace, that speaks it's heav'nly Giver, Us with thy gracious presence daily
Peace, to earthly minds unknown; bless
(grace. Peace divine, that lasts for ever, And evermore vouchsafe to us they
Here erect its glorious throne! '697.* LORD, when before the Father's face Thou, in thy ministration,
700.* T. 69. Presentest the redeemed race, THIS habitation,
Gather'd from ev'ry nation; And all who dwell therein,
in each be seen
And lovely childlikeness.
701. T. 166.
Jesus, grant to us thy peace and favor; LORD JESUS, for our call of grace And to us Christ's love explain ;
Holy Ghost, abide with us for ever, To praise thy name in fellowship, Hear us, Lord qur God, Amen! We're humbly met before thy face,
And in thy presence love-feast keep. Shed in our hearts thy love abroad,
T. 79. Thy Spirit's unction now impart; O KING of peace, our Sov'reign! Grant we may all, O Lamb of God,
Thou shalt alone us govern,
Come, form us soon to be
To th' Father pleasing constantly.
2 thou our first-born Brother, And that the soul refreshed be
Thou Master at the rudder, By Christ, the church's Spouse:
Who guid'st thy church, to thee Now doth his ransom'd happy bride, We hearts and hands deliver, Fruit of his anguish, when he dy'd,
And promise thee for ever, Enjoy a true sabbatic rest,
That we thy faithful souls will be. In his communion blest.
T. 185. 703. T. 205.
WE who here together are assembled, GRACIOUS Lord,—with one ac- Bind ourselves, with love that's undis
Joining hearts and hands in one, cord,
sembled, We're assembled in thy name; Deign to hear-our fervent pray's
, lo may our imperfect songs and praises
Christ to love and serve alone.
Bewell-pleasing unto thee, Lord Jesus! We our sins to thee confess,
Say, " My peace I leave with you." And our hearts with thanks o'erflow
Amen, Amen! Be it so! For the grace thou dost bestow,
INCLINE thine ear in favor
To us, most gracious Saviour,
Accept our promises : Unite us all in one,
Thy death, thy wounds and passion And in our meetings ev'ry where Abide our hearts' confession, Be thou our aim alone;
Till we shall see thee face to face. Reignthou sole Monarch of our hearts, Without a rival reign;
709. T. 159 Till we with angels join above To praise the Lamb once slain.
WE now return, each to his tent,
Joyful and glad of heart,
And from our solemn covenant 705. T. 185.
Thro' grace will ne'er depart; GRACIOUS Father, bless this con- Once more we pledge both heart and gregation
hand, As the purchase of thy Son;
As in God's presence here we stand, For his sake behold us with compassion, To live to him, and him alone, And us all thy children own; Till we surround his throne.
17 O thou, the church's Head and Lord,
Who as a shepherd leadest WELCOME among thy flock of grace Thy flock, and richly with thy word With joyful acclamation !
And sacrament them feedest: Thou, whom our Shepherd we confess, What shall we say? we can't express
Come, feed thy congregation; In words our hearts' sensation;
Thou God of our salvation.
8 Our heav'nly Father, hear our pray’r:
For th’ sake of Jesus' passion, 2 Lord Jesus, to our hearts reveal In whom we all accepted are, Thy grace and love unceasing ;
O bring into completion
Its depth still more unravel; That hand, which to thy family, May we, without exception, prove With tender love's affection,
The fruit of thy Son's travail.
9 O Spirit in the Godhead's throne,
Accept our adoration ; 3 Tho’thou’rt unseen, yet we by sight Thou ever didst attend the Son, Should not be more assured ;
And aid his ministration; As yet thy glorious heav'nly light
Thou teachest us the way to bliss, Can't be by man endured :
Keep under thy protection
We'll follow thy direction.
Behold thy church with supplication, To him return, be not afraid,
Humbly appear before thy face; You're graciously invited;
We by fervent love constrained, Come all, whatever þe your case, Since from thy death we life obtained, Come without hesitation,
To thee give glory, thanks and praise. He'll now impart to you, thro'
grace, O listen to our pray'r, Peace, pardon and salvation.
To meet thee us prepare, 5 thou, who always dost abide With due rev'rence;
Thy body's Head and Saviour, No tongue can tell Who art the pilgrims' constant Guide, What joy we feel, Direct thy servants ever ;
When thou, Lord, dost thyself reveal. O may they an example bę
2 Theet'approach with aweweventure, Unto thy congregation,
Intreating thee our gates to enter, And in thy temple faithfully
Our souls and bodies are thine own. Perform their ministration.
Speak to ev'ry church division, (sion, 6 Thy statutes to thy church declare, We'll hear thy voice with deep impres.
Thy truth be our confession ; For we are bound to thee alone, Take of each member special care, To thee in each concern
Bless pilgrims in their station ; We'll always humbly turn;
May we by thee
Support the weak and feeble. Then in thy light the light we see.