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1,2.8. HYMN 25.
1 LOVE thy kingdom, Lord,
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The Church our blest Redeemer sar'd

With his own precious blood,
2 I love thy Church, O God!

Her walls before thee stand,
Dear as the apple of thine eye,

And graven on thy hand.
3 If e'er to bless thy sons,
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My voice or hands deny,
These hands let useful skill forsake,

This voice in silence die.

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4 If e'er my heart forget

Her welfare, or her wo,
Let ev'ry joy this heart forsake,

And ev'ry grief o'erflow.
5 For her my tears shall fall;

For her my pray’rs ascend;
To her my cares and toils be giv'n,

Till toils and cares shall end.

6 Beyond my highest joy

I prize her heav'nly ways,
Her sweet communion, solemn vows,

Her hymns of love and praise.
7 Jesus, thou friend divine,

Our Saviour and our King,
Thy hand from ev'ry snare and foe

Shall great deliv'rance bring.
8 Sure as thy truth shall last,

To Zion shall be giv'n
The brightest glories earth can yield,

And brighter bliss of heav'n.

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The tempest, fire, and smoke;
Not to the thunder of that word Ľ

Which God on Sinai spoke:
2 But we are come to Zion's hill,
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The city of our God;
Where milder words declare his will,

And spread his love abroad.
3 Behold th' innumerable host

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Of angels cloth'd in light !
Behold the spirits of the just

Whose faith is chang’d to sight.
4 Behold the bless'd assembly there

Whose names are writ in heav'n; .
Hear God, the Judge of all, declare

Their sins, through Christ, forgiv'n!
5 Angels, and living saints and dead,

But one communion make;
All join in Christ, their vital Head,
And of his love partake.

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LEST is the tie that binds

Our hearts in Christian love:
The fellowship of kindred minds ᄂ

Is like to that above.
2 Before our Father's throne

We pour united pray'rs;
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Our fears, our hopes, our aims are one;

Our comforts and our cares.
3 We share our mutual woes,

Our mutual burdens bear;
And often for each other flows

The sympathizing tear.
4 When we at death must part,
How keen, how deep the pain !


But we shall still be join'd in heart,

And hope to meet again.

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5 From sorrow, toil, and pain,

And sin we shall be free;
And perfect love and friendship reign

Throughout eternity.

HYMN 28.

(11. 1.)

The Church in Glory. Psalm cxxii.

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That calls my willing soul away,
To dwell among the blest;
For lo! my great Redeemer's pow'r
Unfolds the everlasting door,

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2 Ev'n now, to my expecting eyes
The heav'n-built tow’rs of Salem risc;

Their glory I survey;
I view her mansions, that contain
The angel host, a beauteous train,

And shine with cloudless day.

3 Thither, from earth's remotest end,
Lo! the redeem'd of God ascend,

Borne on immortal wing;
There, crown'd with everlasting joy,
In ceaseless hymns their tongues employ

Before th' Almighty King.

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4 The King a seat hath there prepard,
High, on eternal base upreard,

For his eternal Son:
His palaces with joy abound;
His saints, by him with glory crown'd,

Attend and share his throne.

5 Mother of cities ! o'er thy head
Bright peace, with healing wings outspread,

For evermore shall dwell:
Let me, blest seat! my name behold
Among thy citizens enroll’d,

And bid the world farewell,

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HYMN 29.

(L. M.) Isaiau lii. 1, 2. TRIUMPHANT Zion! lift thy head

From dust, and darkness, and the dead : Though humbled long, awake at length,

And gird thee with thy Saviour's strength! 2 Put all thy beauteous garments on,

And let thy excellence be known:
Deck'd in the robes of righteousness,

The world thy glories shall confess. 3 No more shall foes unclean invade,

And fill thy hallow'd walls with dread;
No more shall hell's insulting host

Their vict'ry and thy sorrows boast.
4 God from on high has heard thy pray’r,

His hand thy ruins shall repair :
Nor will thy watchful Monarch cease
To guard thee in eternal peace.

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FESTIVALS AND FASTS.

THE LORD'S DAY.

HYMN 30.

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.WAKE, ye saints, awake,

And hail this sacred day;
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In loftiest songs of praise

Your joyful homage pay:
Welcome the day that God hath blest,
· The type of heav'n's eternal rest.
2 On this auspicious morn

The Lord of Life arose;
He burst the bars of death,

And vanquish'd all our foes :
And now he pleads our cause above,

And reaps the fruits of all his love. 3 All hail, triumphant Lord!

Heav'n with hosannas rings,
And earth, in humbler strains,

Thy praise responsive sings :
Worthy the Lamb that once was slain,
Through endless years to live and reign.

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4 Great King, gird on thy sword,

Ascend thy conqʼring car;
With justice, truth, and love,

Maintain thy glorious war:
This day let sinners own thy sway,
And rebels cast their arms away!
HYMN 31.

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THIS is the day the Lord hath made,

Let young and old rejoice: To him bé vows and homage paid,

Whose service is our choice. 2 This is the temple of the Lord :

How dreadful is this place!
With meekness let us hear his word

With rev'rence seek his face. 3 This is the homage he requires ;

The voice of praise and prayer; The soul's affections, hopes, desires,

Ourselves and all we are. 4 While

rich and poor for mercy call, Į L L Propitious from the skies, The Lord, the Maker of them all,

Accepts the sacrifice. 5. Well pleas'd, through Jesus Christ his Son,

From sin he grants release; According to their faith 'tis done, He bids them go in peace. HYMN 32.

(s. m.) 1 ELCOME, sweet day of rest,

That saw the Lord arise; Welcome to this reviving breast,

And these rejoicing eyes.
2 The King himself comes near

To feast his saints to-day;
Here may we sit, and see him here,

And love, and praise, and pray. 3 One day amidst the place

Where Jesus is within,
Is better than ten thousand days

Of pleasure and of sin.

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