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4 Not one, but all our days below,

Let us in hymns employ; And, in our Lord, rejoicing go

To his eternal joy. 247

L. M.
Pledge of endless rest.
ETURN, my soul, enjoy thy rest;

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Another six days' work is done; Another Sabbath is begun. 2 0 that our thoughts and thanks may rise, As grateful incense to the skies; And draw from Christ that sweet repose, Which none but he that feels it knows. 3 This heavenly calm within the breast, Is the dear pledge of glorious rest, Which for the Church of God remains, The end of cares, the end of pains. 4 In holy duties, let the day, In holy comforts, pass away; How sweet, a Sabbath thus to spend, In hope of one that ne'er shall end. 248

5th P. M. 4 lines 7s.
Life and immortality brought to light.
AY of God! thou blessed day,

At thy dawn the grave gave way
To the power of Him within,
Who had, sinless, bled for sin.
2 Thine the radiance to illume
First, for man, the dismal tomb,
When its bars their weakness own'd,
There revealing death dethroned.
3 Then the Sun of righteousness
Rose, a darken'd world to bless,
Bringing up from mortal night
Immortality and light.

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4 Day of glory, day of power,
Sacred be thine every hour,-
Emblem, earnest, of the rest

That remaineth for the blest. 249

S. M.
The eternal Sabbath.
AIL to the Sabbath-day !

The day divinely given,
When men to God their homage pay,

And earth draws near to heaven. 2 Lord, in this sacred hour,

Within thy courts we bend, And bless thy love, and own thy power,

Our Father and our Friend. 3 But thou art not alone

In courts by mortals trod; Nor only is the day thine own

When man draws near to God :4 Thy temple is the arch

Of yon unmeasured sky: :
Thy Sabbath, the stupendous march

Of vast eternity
5 Lord, may that holier day

Dawn on thy servants' sight; And purer worship may we pay

In heaven's unclouded light. 250

C. M. In the Spirit on the Lord's day. MABe in thy Spirit, Lord,

AY I, throughout this day of thine, Spirit of humble fear divine,

That trembles at thy word. 2 Spirit of faith, my heart to raise,

And fix on things above; Spirit of sacrifice and praise, Of holiness and love.

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L. M.
Anticipating the heavenly Sabbath.
ORD of the Sabbath, hear us pray,

In this thy house, on this thy day;
And own, as grateful sacrifice,
The songs which from thy servants rise.
2 Thine earthly Sabbaths, Lord, we love,
But there's a nobler rest above;
To that our lab’ring souls aspire,
With ardent hope, and strong desire.
3 No more fatigue, no more distress,
Nor sin nor hell shall reach the place;
No sighs shall mingle with the songs,
Which warble from immortal tongues.
4 No rude alarms of raging foes;
No cares to break the long repose;
No midnight shade, no clouded sun ;
But sacred, high, eternal noon.
5 O long-expected day, begin ;
Dawn on these realms of wo and sin:
Fain would we leave this weary road,
And sleep in death, to rest with God.
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S. M. Joyful in the house of prayer. YLAD was my heart to hear

My old companions say, Come, in the house of God appear;

For 'tis a holy day. 2 Thither the tribes repair,

Where all are wont to meet; And, joyful in the house of prayer,

Bend at the mercy-seat. 3 Pray for Jerusalem,

The city of our God !
Lord, send thy blessing down to them

That love the dear abede !

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4 Within these walls, may peace

And harmony be found ! Zion, in all thy palaces,

Prosperity abound!
5 For friends and brethren dear,

Our prayer shall never cease :
Oft as they meet for worship here,

God send his people peace !

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BAPTISM.

BAMI

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3d P. M. 4 6s & 2 8s. In the name of the Father, Son, and Holy Ghost.

APTIZED into thy name,

Mysterious One in Three,
Our souls and bodies claim

A sacrifice to thee:
And let us live our faith to prove,
The faith which works by humble love.
2 0 that our light may shine,

And all our lives express
The character divine,

The real holiness;
And then receive us up to'adore
The triune God forever more.

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C. M.
The covenant with Abraham.
OW large the promise, how divine,

To Abrah'm and his seed,
I am a God to thee and thine,

Supplying all their need.
2 The words of his unbounded love

From age to age endure;
The Angel of the Cov'nant proves

And seals the blessing sure.

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3 Jesus the ancient faith confirms,

To our great father given;
He takes our children to his arms,

And calls them heirs of heaven.
4 O God, how faithful are thy ways !

Thy love endures the same;
Nor from the promise of thy grace

Blots out our children's name. 255

L. M. The sacramental seal. NOME, Father, Son, and Holy Ghost,

Honour the means ordain'd by thee; Make good our apostolic boast,

And own thy glorious ministry. 2 We now thy promised blessing claim ;

Sent to disciple all mankind, Sent to baptize into thy name,

We now thy promised presence find. 3 Father, in these reveal thy Son;

In these, for whom we seek thy face, The hidden mystery make known,

The inward, pure, baptizing grace. 4 Jesus, with us thou always art;

Effectual make the sacred sign; The gift unspeakable impart,

And bless the ordinance divine. 5 Eternal Spirit, from on high,

Baptizer of our spirits thou, The sacramental seal apply,

And witness with the water now.

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C. M. Suffer the little children to come unto me. VEE, Israel's gentle Shepherd stands

Hark, how he calls the tender lambs,

And folds them in his arms.

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