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438. Encouragement to Prayer. S.M.

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BEHOLD the throne of grace!
The promise calls me neare
There JESUS shows a smiling face,
And waits to answer pray'r.

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3 My soul, ask what thou wilt,
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Thou canst not be too bold;
Since his own blood for thee he spilt,
What else can he withhold?

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His love and pow'r can bless;
To praying souls he always grants
More than they can express.
5 Thine image, LORD, bestow,
Thy presence and thy love:"
I ask to serve thee here below,
And reign with thee above.

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Let me victorious be in death,
And then in glory shine.

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If thou these blessings give,
And wilt my portion be;
Cheerful the world's poor toys I leave,
To them who know not thee.

439. Prayer for Unity. 7s.

Be ye all of one mind, having compassion one of another, love as brethren.1 PETER iii. 8.

JESU, LORD, we look to thee,
Let us in thy name agree,
Show thyself the Prince of Peace,
Bid all strife for ever cease.

2 By thy reconciling love,

Ev'ry stumbling-block remove;
Each to each unite, endear,
Come and spread thy banner here.

3 Make us of one heart and mind,
Courteous, pitiful, and kind,
Lowly, meek, in thought and word,
Altogether like our LORD.

4 Let us each for other care,
Each his brother's burden bear,
To thy church the pattern give,
Show how true believers live.

5 Let us then with joy remove
To thy family above,
On the wings of angels fly,
Show how true believers die.

440. At the Opening of Public Worship. L.M.

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Where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them.MAT. xviii. 20.

HOW sweet to leave the world awhile, And seek the presence of our Lord! JESUS, upon thy people smile, And come according to thy word. 2 From busy scenes we now retreat, That we may here converse with thee: Oh LORD, behold us at thy feet! Let this the "gate of heaven" be. 3 "Chief of ten thousand," now appear, That we by faith may see thy face! O speak, that we thy voice may hear, And let thy presence fill this place! 4 [LORD, thou hast cast a pleasant lot For those whom thou hast call'd thine own;

'Tis true the world esteems them not, But thou wilt place them on thy throne. 5 Then let the worldling boast his joys! We've meat to eat he knows not of: We count his treasures worthless toys, While we possess a SAVIOUR's love.]

6 LORD, let thy people's views be clear,
And let their hearts be fill'd with love:
O may their light to all appear,
And prove their doctrine from above.

440.2. For the Coming of the Kingdom of Christ in its Fulness. S. M.

GOD be merciful unto us, and bless us; and cause his face to shine upon us. That thy way may be known upon earth, thy saving health among all nations, &c. -PSALM lxvii, 1, 2, &c.

TO bless thy chosen race,
In mercy, LORD, incline;

And cause the brightness of thy face
On all thy saints to shine:

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2. That so thy wondrous ways.

May through the world be known; While distant lands their tribute pay, And thy salvation own.

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Let differing nations join "To celebrate thy fame;

Let all the world, O LORD, combine
To praise thy glorious name.

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O let them shout and sing,
Dissolv'd in holy mirth;
For thou, the righteous Judge and
Shalt govern all the earth. [King,

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441. Before Public Worship.

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I will instruct thee and teach thee in the way which thou shalt go; I guide thee with mine eye. PSALK xxxii. 8. # ebl979d 77

GRANT us, LORD, thy gracious presence
While we worship at thy throne;
Teach our souls important lessons, 7
Lessons learn'd of thee alone—
While we pray, and sing, and hear,
In the midst do thou appear:

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Light to all our minds impart,
Love convey to every heart.

Sin reproving;
Fear removing;

442. The Blessedness of Public Worship. S.M.

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Great is the LORD, and greatly to be praised in the city
of our GOD, &c.-PSALM xlviii, 1, &c.
GREAT is the LORD our God,[
And let his praise be great;
He makes his churches his abode,
His most delightful seat.

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A refuge in distress;
How bright has his salvation shone
Thro' all her palaces!

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