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Ye that stand in the house of the LORD, in the courts of the house of our GOD, praise the LORD.-PSALM CXXXV. 2, 3.
YE that in his courts are found,
2 Turn to CHRIST your longing eyes;
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I will instruct thee, and teach thee in the way which thou shalt go, &c.-PSALM XXXII. 8.
WE come to seek thy counsel, LORD;
2 In all things we desire to be,
Obedient to our SAVIOUR's voice:
3 [This is a privilege indeed, That thou our gracious LORD wilt grant In ev'ry time of doubt or need, The help that we thy people want.] 4 Though blind to see the perfect way, And slow to choose it when discern'd, Thou wilt not let thy people stray; This from thy precious word we've learn'd.
5 With confidence we seek thy face: Thy gracious promise, LORD, fulfil; And grant us light, and grant us grace, To know and do thy perfect will.
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For our gospel came not unto you in word only, but also in power.-1 THESS. i. 5.
MAY the pow'r that brings salvation,
By its quick'ning operation
Joy to those who know the LORD! 2 Hark the voice of love proclaiming, Mercy through a SAVIOUR's blood! Vain the schemes of human framing: This alone is own'd of GOD. 'Tis the Gospel,
Points to heav'n and shows the road.'
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All things are ready: come unto the marriage.-Matt, xxii. 4.
COME, ye sinners, come to JESUS,
Let us find thy promis'd rest.
Not by might, nor by power, but by my Spirit, saith the LORD of Hosts.-ZECH. iv. 6.
COME, thou soul-transforming Spirit,
2 O may all enjoy the blessing,
To thy praise and glory live.
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Lond, lift thou up the light of thy countenance upon us. PSALM iv. 6.
SUN of Righteousness, arise!
2 May the gospel's joyful sound
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for me, that utterance may be given unto me, that I may open my mouth boldly, to make known the mystery of the gospel.-EPH. vi. 18, 19.
FATHER of Mercies, bow thine ear, Attentive to our earnest prayer!
We plead for those who plead for thee, Successful pleaders may they be!
2 [How great their work! how vast their charge!
Do thou their anxious souls enlarge;
Hear from their lips the joyful sound;
6 Let sinners break their massy chains, Distressed souls forget their pains; Let light through distant realms be