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6 'T is finish'd—let the joyful sound 13 Vain the stone, the watch, the seal
Be heard through all the nations round; CHRIST has burst the gates of hell;
"T is finish'd- let the echo dy

Death in vaid forbids him rise, Through heaven and hell, through earth CHRIST hath open'd paradise. and sky.

4 Soar we now where CHRIST hath lod, HYMN 67. L. M.

Following our exalted Head;

Made like him, like him we rise;
For the Jews.

Ours the cross, the grave, the skies 1 HIGH on the bending willows hung,

HYMN 70. L. M.
Israel, still sleeps the tuneful string?
Still mute remains the sullen tongue,

Col. iii. 1, 2
And Zion's song denies to sing?

1 YE faithful souls who Jesus koon, 2 Awake! thy loudest raptures raise;

If risen indeed with him ye are,
Let harp and voice unite their strains : Superior to the joys below,
Thy promised King his sceptre sways;

His resurrection's power declare:
Behold, thy own Messiah reigns.

2 Your faith by holy tempers prove, 3 By foreign streams no longer roam,

By actions show your síns forgiven, And, weeping, think on Jordan's food; And seek the glorious things above, In every clime behold a home;

And follow CHRIST, your Head, to In every temple see thy God.

heaven. 4 No taunting foes the song require;

3 There your exalted Saviour see, No strangers mock thy captive chain;

Seated at God's right hand again; Thy friends provoke the silent lyre,

In all his Father's majesty, And brethren ask the holy strain.

In everlasting power to reign. 5 Then why on bending willows hung,

4 To him continually aspire, Israel, still sleeps the tuneful string?

Contending for your destined place, Why mute remains the sullen tongue,

And emulate the angel choir, And Zion's song delays to sing?

And only live to love and praise

HYMN 71. C. M.
EASTER.

1 Cor. xv. 20, 21, 22. Col. iii. I.
HYMN 68. C. M.

1 CHRIST from the dead is raised and

made 1 Cor. v. 8. Rom. vi. 9, 10, 11.

The First Fruits of the tomb; 1 SINCE CHRIST our Passover is slain, A sacrifice for all,

For, as by man came death, by man

Did resurrection come.
Let all, with thankful hearts, agree
To keep the festival :

2 For, as in Adam all mankind 2 Not with the leaven, as of old,

Did guilt and death derive; Of sin and malice fed ;

So, by the righteousness of CHRIST,

Śhall all be made alive.
But with unfeign'd sincerity,
And truth's unleaven'd bread.

3 If then ye risen are with CHRIST,

Seek only how to get 3 CHRIST being raised by power divine, And rescued from the grave,

The things which are above, where CARIST Shall die no more ; death shall on him

At God's right hand is set. No more dominion have.

ASCENSION. 4 For that he died, ' was for our sins

HYMN 72. L. M. He once vouchsafed to die;

1 HE dies! the Friend of sinners dies ! But that he lives, he lives to God For all eternity.

Lo! Salern's daughteps weep around!

A solenin darkness veils the skies ! 5 So count yourselves as dead to sin, A sudden trembling shakes the ground!

But graciously restored,
And made, henceforth, alive to God,

2 Ye saints, approach! the anguish vier, Through Jesus Christ, our Lord.

Of him who groans beneath your load; HYMN 69. III. 1.

For you he sheds his precious blood. 1 CHRIST the Lord is risen to-day, 3 Here's

love and grief beyond

degree! Sons of men and angels say:

The Lord of glory dies for men! Raise your joys and triumphs high, But lo! what sudden joys we see! Sing ye heavens, and earth reply!

Jesus, the dead, revives again! 2 Love's redeeming work is done, 4 The rising God forsakes the tomb; Fought the fight, the vict'ry won:

Up to his Father's court he flies 3 JESUS' agony is o'er,

Cherubic legions guard him home, Darkness veils the earth po more.

And shout him welcome to the skies

5 Break off your tears, ye saints, and tell

HYMN 75. C. M. How high our great Delivrer reigns ; 1 COME, HOLY SPIRIT, Heavenly Dove, Sing how he spoil'd the hosts of hell, With all thy quick’ning powers;

And led the tyrant death in chaius! Kindle a flame of sacred love 6 Say, “Live for ever, glorious King,

In these cold hearts of ours.
“Born to redeem, instruct, and save!" 2 See how we grovel here below,
Then ask, “O death where is thy sting! Fond of these earthly toys:
" And where thy victory, O grave!" Our souls, how heavily they go,

To reach eternal joys !
HYMN 73. L. M.

3 In vain we tune our lifeless songs, 1 OUR LORD is risen from the dead, In vain we strive to rise !

Our JESUS is gone up on high; Hosannag languish on our tongues The powers of hell are captive led,

And our devotion dies. Dragg‘d to the portals of the sky.

4 Come, HOLY SPIRIT, Heavenly Dove ? There his triumphal chariot waits, With all thy quick’ning powers; And angels chant the solemn lay;

Come, shed abroad a Saviour's love, "Lift up your heads, ye heavenly gates! And that shall kindle ours. “Ye everlasting doors, give way!"

HYMN 76. C. M. 3 Loose all your bars of massy light, And wide unfold the radiant scene;

1 HE's come! let every knee be bent, He claims those mansions as his right;

All hearts new joy resume; Receive the King of Glory in. Sing, ye redeem'd, with one consent,

« The Comforter is come." 4 "Who is the King of Glory, who?" The LORD that all his foes o'ercame,

2 What greater gift, what greater love, The world, sin, death, and helt oerthrew,

Could God on man bestow ? And Jesus is the conqueror's name.

Angels for this rejoice above, 6 Lo! his triumphal chariot waits,

Let man rejoice below! And angels chant the solemn tay, 3 Hail, blessed Spirit! may each soul “Lift up your heads, ye heavenly gates!

Thy sacred influence feel; “ Ye everlasting doors, give way!"

Do thou each sinful thought control, 6 “ Who is the King of Glory, who?"

And fix our wav'ring zeal! The LORD of boundless power possessid, 4 Thou to the conscience dost convey, The King of saints and angels too,

Those checks which we should know; GOD over all, for ever bless'd.

Thy motions point to us the way ;

Thou giv'st us strength to go.
WHITSUNDAY.

TRINITY SUNDAY,
HYMN 74. C. M.

HYMN 77. L M.
I COME, Holy Ghost! Creator, come 1 0 HOLY, holy, hoiy, LORD!

Inspire these souls of thine;
Till every heart which thou hast made,

Bright in thy deeds and in thy name; Be fild with grace divine.

For ever be thy name adored,

Thy glories let the world proclaim! 2 Thou art the Comforter, the gift Of God, and fire of love;

2 O JESUS, Lamb once crucified

To take our load of sins away,
The everlasting spring of joy,
And unction from above.

Thine be the hymn that rolls its tide

Along the realms of upper day! 3 Thy gifts are manifold, thou writ'st God's law in earh true heart;

3 O HOLY SPIRIT, from above, The promise of the FATHER, thou

In streams of light and glory given, Dost heavenly speech impart.

Thou source of ecstacy and love,

Thy praises ring thrcugh earth and heaven . 4 Enlighten our dark souls, till they Thy sacred love embrace;

40 GOD triune! to thee we owe Assist our minds, by nature frail,

Our every thought, our every song; With thy celestial grace.

And ever may thy praises flow

From saint and seraph's burning tongue 6 Drive far from us the mortal foe, And give us peace within,

HYMN 78. L. M. That, hy thy guidance blest, we may 1 FATHER of all, whose love profound Escape the snares of sin.

A ransom for our souls hath found, 6 Teach us the FATHER to confess,

Before thy throne we sinners bend; And Son, frorn death revived,

To us thy pard'ning love extend ! And thee, with both, O Holy GHOST, 2 Almighty Son, incarnate Word, Who art from both derivedo

Our Prophet, Pricst, Redeemer, LORD,

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Before thy throne we sinners bend; 15 Then, should oppressing foes lavado, To us thy saving grace extend!

We will not sink in fear;

Secure of all-sufficient aid,
S Eternal SPIRIT, by whose breath

When God, our God, is near
The soul is raised from sin and death,
Before thy throne we sinners bend;

HYMN 81. III. 3.
To us thy quick'ning power extend!

1 DREAD JEHOVAH! God of nation! 4 JEHOVAH! Father, Spirit, Son,

From thy temple in the skies, Mysterious GODAEAD, Three in one!

Hear thy people's supplications, Before thy throne we sinners bend;

Now for their deliv'rance rise:
Grace, pardon, life, lo us extend !

2 Lo! with deep contrition turning,
HYMN 79.
II.

Humbly at thy feet we bend; 1 WE give immortal praise

Hear us, fasting, praying, mourning, To God the Father's love,

Hear us, spare us, and defend. For all our comforts here,

3 Though our sins, our hearts confounding And all our hopes above:

Long and loud for vengeance call,
He sent his own,

Thou hast mercy more abounding,,
Eternal Son,

JESUS' blood can cleanse them all.
To die for sins

4 Let that love veil our transgression, That man had done.

Let that blood our guilt efface; 2 To God the Son belongs

Save thy people from oppression,
Immortal glory too,

Save from spoil thy holy place.
Who saved us by his blood
From everlasting wo:

HYMN 82.
And now he lives,

Prayer and Hope of Victory.
And now he reigns,
And sees the fruit

1 NOW may the God of grace
Of all his pains.

Attend his people's humble cry;

Defend them in the needful hour, 3 To God the Spirit, praise

And send deliv'rance from on high
And endless worship give,
Whose new-creating power

2 In his salvation is our hope, Makes the dead sinner livo.

And in the name of Israel's GOD
His work completes

Our troops shall lift their banners up,
The great design,

Our navies spread their flags abroad. And fills the soul

3 Some trust in horses train'd for war, With joy divine.

And some of chariots make their boasts; 4 Almighty God! to thea

Our surest expectations are Be endless honors done;

From thee, the LORD of heavenly hosts The sacred Persons three, The GODHEAD only one:

4 Then save us, LORD, from slavish fear,

And let our trust be firun and strong, Where reason fails

Till thy salvation shall appear,
With all her powers,

And hymns of peace conclude ourisonge
These faith prevails,
And love adores.

THANKSGIVING-DAY.
FAST DAY.

HYMN 83. (Part 1.) II. 2
HYMN 80. C. M.

I PRAISE to God, immortal praise,

For the love that crowns our days; 1 ALMIGHTY LORD! before thy throne Bounteous source of every joy, Thy mourning people bend!

Let the praise our tongues employ. 'Tis on thy pard'ning grace alone

All to thee, our God, we owe, Our prostrate hopes depend.

Source whence all our blessings flow. 2 Dark judgments, from thy heavy hand, 2 All the blessings of the fields, Thy dreadful power display;,

All the stores the garden yields, Yet mercy spares our guilty land,

Flocks that whiten all the plain, And still we live to pray.

Yellow shequça of ripend grain: 8 How changed, alas! are truths divine, LORD, for these our souls shall raise For error, guilt, and shame!

Grateful vows and solcmn praise. What impious numbers, bold in sin, s Clouds that drop their fatl'ning dews, Disgrace the Christian name!

Suns that genial warmth diffuse, 4 O turn us, turn us, mighty LORD, All the plenty summer pours, Convert us by thy grace;

Autumn's rich o'erflowing stores; Then shall our hearts obey thy word, LORD, for these our souls shall raise And see again thy face.

Grateful vows and solemn praise

4 Peace, prosperity, and health,

4 Till every public temple raise Private bliss and public wealth,

A song of triumph to thy praise; Knowledge, with its gladdening streams, And every peaceful, private home, Pure religion's holier beams;

To thee a temple shall become.
LORD, for these our souls shall raise 5 Still be it our supreme delight
Grateful vows and solemn praise.

To walk as in thy glorious sight;
PART II.

Still in thy precepts and thy fear,

Till life's last hour, to persevere.
5 Yet, should rising whirlwinds tear
From its stem the ripening ear;.
Though the sick’ning flock should fall, VII. ORDINANCES AND SPECIAL
And the herd desert the stall;

OCCASIONS.
Still to thee our souls shall raise
Grateful vows and solemn praise.

BAPTISM OF INFANTS. 6 Should thine alter'd hand restrain

HYMN 86. III. 3.
The early and the latter rain,
Blast each opening bud of joy,

1 SAVIOUR! who thy flock art feeding And the rising year destroy ;

With the shepherd's kindest care, Still to thee our souls shall raise

All the feeble gently leading, Grateful vows and solemn praise.

While the lambs thy bosom share 7 Life and grace, whate'er our wo,

2 Now, these little ones receiving, Still to thee, our God, we owe;

Fold them in thy gracious arm-, Though of earthly hopes bereft,

There, we know-thy word believing Yet our hope of heaven is left;

Only there, secure from harm. And for these our souls shall raise

3 Never from thy pasture roving, Grateful vows and solemn praise.

Let them be the Lion's prey;
HYMN 84. C. M.

Let thy tenderness, so loving,

Keep them all life's dangerous wax 1 FOUNTAIN of mercy, God of love, How rich thy bounties are!

4 Then, within thy fold eternal, The rolling seasons as they move,

Let them find a resting place; Proclaim thy constant care.

Feed in pastures ever vernal,

Drink the rivers of thy grace. 2 When in the bosop of the earth The sower hid the grain,

HYMN 87.

S. M. Thy goodness mark'd its secret birth,

1 THE gentle Saviour calls And sent the early rain.

Our children to his breast;
3 The spring's sweet influence, LORD, was He folds them in his gracious arms,
thine,

Himself declares them blest.
The plants in beauty grew;
Thou gav'st the summer's sans to shine,

2 " Let them approach,” he cries, The mild refreshing dew.

“Nor scurn their humble claim;

« The heirs of heaven are such as these, 4 These various mercies from above

" For such as these I came." Matured the swelling grain; A kindly harvest crowns thy love,

3 Gladly we bring them, LORD, And plenty fills the plain.

Devoting them to thee,

Imploring, that, as we are thine, 6 We own and bless thy gracious sway: Thine may our offspring be.

Thy hand all nature hails ;
Seed-time nor harvest, night nor day,
Summer nor winter fails.

BAPTISM OF ADULTS.
HYMN 85. L. M.

S. M.

HYMN 88. For Public Mercies and Deliverances.

Ephesians vi. 10, 13. 1 SALVATION doth to God belong,

1 SOLDIERS of CHRIST arise, His power and grace shall be our song;

And put your armor on, From him alone all mercies flow,

Strong in the strength which God supplies His arm alone subdues the foe!

Through his eternal Son. 2 Then praise this God, who bows his ear 2 Strong in the LORD of hosts, Propitious to his people's prayer;

And in his mighty power, And though deliverance he may stay,

Who in the strength of Jesus trusts, Yet answers still in his own day.

Is more than conqueror. 3 O may this goodness lead our land,

3 Stand then in his great might, Still saved 'hy thine Almighty hand,

With all his strength endyed, The tribute of its love to bring

And take to arm you for the fight, To thee our Saviour, and our King The panoply of GOD.

4 That having all things done,

HYMN 92 C.M. And all your conflicts past,

10, IN the morn of life, when youth Ye may behold your vict'ry won,

With vital ardor glows,
And stand complete at last.

And shines in all the fairest charts
CONFIRMATION.

That beauty can disclose;

2 Deep in thy soul, before its powers HYMN 89. L. M.

Are yet by vice enslaved,
1 0 HAPPY day, that stays my choice Be thy Creator's glorious name
On thee, my Saviour and my God!

And character engraved:
Well may this glowing heart rejoice, 3 Ere yet the shades of sorrow cloud
And tell thy goodness all abroad.

The sunshine of thy days;
2 O happy bond! that seals my vows, And cares and toils, in endless round,
To him who merits all my love;

Encompass all thy ways: Let cheerful anthems fill his house,

4 Ere yet thy heart the woes of age, While to his sacred throne I move.

With vain regret, deplore,
S T is done, the great transaction 's done; And sadly muse on former joys,
Deign, gracious LORD, to make me thine; That now return no more.
Help me, through grace, to follow on,
Glad to confess thy voice divine.

5 True wisdom, early sought and gain'd,

In age will give thee rest :
4 Here rest, my oft divided heart, O then, improve the murn of life,
Fix'd on thy Gor; thy Saviour, rest; To make its evening blest !
Who with the world would grieve to part,
When call'd on angels' food to feast?

THE LORD'S SUPPER. 5 High heaven, that heard the solemn vow,

HYMN 98. C. M.
That vow renew'd shall daily hear,
Till in life's latest hour I bow,

Rev. v. 9, 12, 13
And bless iv death a bond so dear. I THOU, God, all glory, honor, power,

Art worthy to receive;
HYMN 90. C. M.

Since all things by thy power were made, 1 WITNESS, ye men and angels, now And by thy bounty live.

Before the LORD we speak;
To him we make our solemn vow,

2 And worthy is the Lamb all power,

Honor, and wealth, to gain, A vow we dare not break :

Glory and strength; who for our sins 2 That, long as life itself shall last,

A sacrifice was slain!
Ourselves to CHRIST we yield;
Nor from his cause will we depart,

3 All worthy thou, who hast redeem'd, Or ever quit the field.

And ransom'd us to God,

From every nation, every coast, 3 We trust not in our native strength, But on his grace rely,

By thy most precious blood. That, with returning wants, the LORD

4 Blessing and honor, glory, power, Will all our need supply.

By all in earth and heaven,

To him that sits upon the throne, 4 LORD, guide our doubtful feet aright, And to the Lamb be given.

And keep us in thy ways;
And, while we turn our vows to prayers,

HYMN 94. L. M. Turn thou our prayers to praise. 1 MY God, and is thy table spread ? HYMN 91. C. M.

And does thy cup with love verflow!

Thither be all thy children led, 1 YOUTH, when devoted to the LORD, Is pleasing in his eyes;

And let them thy sweet mercies know! A flower, though offer'd in the bud, 2 Hail, sacred feast, which JESUS makes! Is no vain sacrifice.

Rich banquet of his flesh and blood! 2'T is easier far if we begin

Thrice happy he who here partakes To fear the LORD betimes;

That sacred stream, that heaveuly food For sinners who grow old in sin

3 Why are its hounties all in vain Are harden'd by their crimes.

Befure unwilling hearts display'd ? 3 It saves us from a thousand snares

Was not for you the viction stain? To mind religion young;

Are you forbid the children's bread? Grace will preserve our following years, 4 O let thy table honor'd be, And make our virtues strong.

And furnish'd well with joyful guests 4 To thee, ALMIGHTY GOD, to thee

And may each soul salvation see, Our hearts we now resign

That here its holy pledges tastes! "T will please us to look back and see 5 Drawn by thy quick’ning grace, O LORD That our whole lives were thine.

La countless numbers let them come

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