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To meet th' assemblies of thy saints.

448. Longing for the House of God.

How amiable are thy tabernacles, O Lord of Hosts, &c
PSALM lxxxiv.

HOW pleasant, how divinely fair,
O Lord of Hosts, thy dwellings are !
With long desire my spirit faints, iT

2 My flesh would rest in thine abode; 5

My panting heart cries out for God:
My God! my King! why should I be
A far

from all my joys and thee?; 3 Blest are the saints who sit op high, &

Around thy throne of majesty:
Thy brightest glories shine above,

And all their work is praise and love. 4 [Blest are the souls that find a place o

Within the temples of thy grace;
There they behold thy gentler rays

And seek thy face, and learn thy praise.] 5 Blest are the men whose hearts are set:

To find the way to Zion's gate; o
God is their strength; and all the road

They lean upon their helper Gop. 6 Cheerful they walk in growing strength a

Till all shalt meet in heav'n at length;
Till all before thy throne appear in'
And join in nobler worship there.r

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448. 2. The Pleasantness of Praising

God. C.M. ye the LORD: for it is good to sing praises unto our God; for it is pleasant ; and praise ís comely. PSALM cxlvii. 1.

COME, ye that love the Saviour's ! And joy to make it known; [name, The Sov'reign of your hearts proclaim,

And bow before his throne. 2 Behold your King, your SAVIOUR

With glories all divine; (crown'd And tell the wond'ring nations round

How bright those glories shine.
3 [Infinite power and boundless grace

In him unite their rays;
You that have e'er beheld his face,

* Can you forbear his praise ?]
4 When in his earthly courts we view

The glories of our King, We long to love as angels do, 1.And wish like them to sing. 5. And shall we long and wish in vain?

LORD, teach our songs to rise !
Thy love can animate the strain,

And bid it reach the skies. 60 liappy period ! glorious day!

Wiien heav'n and earth shall raise, With all their pow'rs the raptur'd lay,

To celebrate thy praise !

449. The Presence of God implored.


strinya ?with Mig lliw s'W O God, thou art my God; early will I seek theer my soul thirsteth for thee, my flesh longeth for thee,&c. to see thy power and thy glory.-PSALM lxü. 1, 2. O LORD, our languid souls inspire,

Thy presence now, display, it lol As thou hast giv'n a place for prayer, So give us hearts to pray.

#f74191 2 Show us some token of thy lover

Our fainting hope to raise;
And pour thy blessings from above,

That we may render praise. 11 € 3 Within these walls let holy peace,

And love, and concord dwell, 18 Here give the troubled consciende ease, The wounded spirit heal.

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In faith present our prayers in
And in the presence of our LORD,

Unburden all our cares. 5 And may the Gospel's joyful sound,

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To come and fill the place.

450. The Presence of the Lord implored.

C. M.

We will go into his tabernacles; we will worship at his enfootstool.. Arise, O LORD, into thy rest; thou, and

the ark of thy strength.-PsALM cxxxii. 7, 8.

ARISE, O King of grace, arise,

And enter to thy rest,
Lo! thy church waits with longing eyes;

Now be it own'd and blest.
2 Enter with all thy glorious train,

Thy Spirit and thy word;
All that the ark did once contain

Could no such grace afford. 3 Here, mighty God, accept our vows,

Here let thy praise be spread;
Bless the provisions of thy house,
Med" And fill thy poor with bread.
4 Here let the Son of David reign

Let God's anointed shine;
Justice and truth his court maintain,

With love and pow'r divine.
5 Here let him hold a lasting throne:

1. And, as his kingdom grows,
Fresh honours shall adorn his crown,

And shame confound his foes.

451. The Privilege of Public Worship.

C. M. Blessed are they that dwell in thy house: they will be

still praising thee.-Psalm lxxxiv. 4.

O HAPPY they who know the Lord,

With whom he deigns to dwell!
He feeds and cheers them by his word,

His arm supports them well.
2 To them, in each distressing hour,

His throne of grace is near ;
And when they plead his love and pow'r,

He stands engag’d to hear. 3 [He help'd bis saints in ancient days,

Who trusted in his name;
And we can witness to his praise,

His love is still the same. 4 Wand'ring in sin, our souls be found,

And bid us seek bis face;
Gave us to hear the gospel-sound,

And taste the gospel-grace.]
5 Oft in his house his glory shines,

Before our wond'ring eyes;
We wish not then for golden mines,

Or aught beneath the skies. 6 His presence sweetens all our cares,

And makes our burdens light;
A word from him dispels our fears,

And gilds the gloom of night.

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