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1 SOV'REIGN and transforming Grace!
We invoke thy kindling ray;
Turn our darkness into day.
Hope all other hopes above;
F. H. HEDGE.
Invocation. 1 THOU Power and Peace! in whom we find All holiest strength, all purest love, The rushing of the mighty wind,
The brooding of the gentle dove,— 2 Forever lend thy sovereign aid,
And urge us on, and keep us thine; Nor leave the hearts which thou hast Fit temples of thy grace divine. [made 3 Nor let us quench thy saving light;
But still with softest breathings stir Our wayward souls, and lead us right, O Holy Spirit, Comforter!
1 ANOTHER Six days' work is done,
2 O that our tho'ts and thanks may rise,
In holy pleasures-pass away:
ОH, come, Creator Spirit blest,
Come, Holy Spirit! now descend; Most blessed gift which God can send ; Thou Fire of Love, and Fount of Life! Consume our sins, and calm our strife. With patience firm and purpose high, The weakness of our flesh supply; Kindle our senses from above, And make our hearts o'erflow with love. 14
Pleasure of God's Service.
1 SWEET is the work, my God, my King, To praise thy name, give thanks, and To show thy love by morning light, [sing; And talk of all thy truth at night.
Sweet is the day of sacred rest;
My heart shall triumph in my Lord, And bless his works, and bless his word, Thy works of grace, how bright they shine! How deep thy counsels! how divine! 4 Lord, I shall share a glorious part, When grace hath well refined my heart, And fresh supplies of joy are shed, Like holy oil to cheer my head.
Invoking a Blessing.. 1 LORD! when thy people seek thy face, And dying sinners pray to live, Hear thou in heaven,thy dwelling-place, 17 And, when thou hearest, O forgive! 2 Hear when thy messengers proclaim The blessed Gospel of thy Son, Still, by the power of his great name, Be mighty signs and wonders done. 3 But will indeed Jehovah deign
Here to abide, no transient guest? Here will the world's Redeemer reign, And here the Holy Spirit rest?
4 That glory never hence depart!
Yet choose not, Lord, this house alone;
WATTS. 4 How amiable are thy Tabernacles, O Lord of Hosts. 1 GREAT God! attend, while Zion sings, The joy that from thy presence springs; To spend one day with thee, on earth, Exceeds a thousand days of mirth. 2 Might I enjoy the meanest place Within thy house, O God of grace, Not tents of ease, nor thrones of power, Should tempt my feet to leave thy door. 3 God is our sun,-he makes our day; God is our shield,-he guards our way; All needful grace he will bestow, And crown that grace with glory too.
14 O God! our King, whose sovereign sway
"Speak, Lord, for thy Servant heareth."
Speak in thy gentlest tones of love,
To conscience speak thy quickening word,
1 AWAKE, my soul, and with the sun.
2 Lord, I my vows to thee renew:
4 And if, to make our sins depart,
2 Now peace, be still, unhallowed care,
4 Then shall the day indeed be blest,
A Sabbath Morning.
1 How sweet, how calm this Sabbath morn!
8 Each better thought the spirit knows,
2 It seems as if the Christian's prayer,
The Day of Prayer and Rest.
Friends of God.
1 EARTH'S busy sounds and ceaseless din 1 UNITE, my rising thoughts, unite
Wake not this morning air!
3 Let each unholy passion cease,
2 Jehovah's gentle voice is heard,
By all its joys, I charge my heart,