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26th P. M. 76, 76, 76, 76. Grateful praise.

WE

E bring no glitt'ring treasures,
No gems
from earth's deep mine;

We come, with simple measures,
To chant thy love divine.
Children, thy favours sharing,

Their voice of thanks would raise;
Father, accept our off'ring,

Our song of grateful praise.
2 The dearest gift of Heaven,
Love's written word of truth,
To us is early given,

To guide our steps in youth;
We hear the wondrous story,
The tale of Calvary;
We read of homes in glory,
From sin and sorrow free.

3 Redeemer! grant thy blessing!
O! teach us how to pray,
That each, thy fear possessing,

May tread life's onward way;
Then where the pure are dwelling
We hope to meet again,
And sweeter numbers swelling,
Forever praise thy Name.

1015

L. M.

WH

Hosanna to the Son of David. HAT are those soul-reviving strains Which echo thus from Salem's plains? What anthems loud, and louder still, So sweetly sound from Zion's hill?

2 Lo! 'tis an infant chorus sings
Hosanna to the King of kings:
The Saviour comes !-and babes proclaim
Salvation, sent in Jesus' name.

3 Nor these alone their voice shall raise,
For we will join the song of praise;
Still Israel's children forward press,
To hail the Lord their Righteousness.

4 Messiah's name shall joy impart
Alike to Jew and Gentile heart:
He bled for us, he bled for you,
And we will sing hosanna too.

5 Proclaim hosannas, loud and clear;
See David's Son and Lord appear!
All praise on earth to him be given,
And glory shout through highest heaven.

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C. M.

Children in heaven.

THERE is a glorious world of light,

Above the

Where saints departed, clothed in white,
Adore the Lord most high.

2 And hark, amid the sacred songs
Those heavenly voices raise,

Ten thousand thousand infant tongues
Unite in perfect praise.

3 These are the hymns that we shall know, If Jesus we obey;

That is the place where we shall go,
If found in wisdom's way.

4 Soon will our earthly race be run-
Our mortal frame decay;
Children and teachers, one by one,
Must die and pass away.

5 Great God, impress this serious thought, To-day, on every breast;

That both the teachers and the taught
May dwell among the blest.

MISCELLANEOUS.

PUBLIC FASTS.

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1st P. M. 6 lines 8s.
Unfaithfulness acknowledged and lamented.
GOD, thy righteousness we own;
Judgment is at thy house begun ;
With humble awe thy rod we hear,
And guilty in thy sight appear;
We cannot in thy judgment stand,
But sink beneath thy mighty hand.
2 Our mouth as in the dust we lay,
And still for mercy, mercy pray;
Unworthy to behold thy face,
Unfaithful stewards of thy grace,
Our sin and wickedness we own,
And deeply for acceptance groan.
3 We have not, Lord, thy gifts improved,
But basely from thy statutes roved;
Yet do not drive us from thy face,
A stiff-neck'd and hard-hearted race:
The melting power of love impart;
Soften the marble of our heart.

1018

C. M.

Deprecating the anger of God.

BEThym

EHOLD, O Lord! before thy throne
Thy mourning people bend:

'Tis on thy sov'reign grace alone
Our humble hopes depend.

2 Tremendous judgments from thy hand Thy dreadful power display; Yet mercy spares this guilty land,

And yet we live to pray.

3 And why, great God, are we thus spared, Ungrateful as we are?

O make thine awful warnings heard,
While mercy cries,-Forbear!

4 0 turn us, turn us, blessed Lord,
By thine almighty grace;

Then shall our hearts obey thy word,
And ever seek thy face.

5 Hear thou our prayers, and grant us aid; Bid wars forever cease:

Heal every breach that sin has made,
And bless our land with peace.

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9th P. M. 87, 87.

D

Pardon implored for national sins.
READ Jehovah! God of nations!
From thy temple in the skies,
Hear thy people's supplications;
Now for their deliv'rance rise.
2 Lo! with deep contrition turning,
In thy holy place we bend;
Hear us, fasting, praying, mourning;
Hear us, spare us, and defend.

3 Though our sins, our hearts confounding, Long and loud for vengeance call, Thou hast mercy more abounding;

Jesus' blood can cleanse them all. 4 Let that mercy veil transgression ; Let that blood our guilt efface: Save thy people from oppression; Save from spoil thy holy place. 1020

C. M.

Impending judgments.

OME, let our souls adore the Lord,
Whose judgments yet delay;
Who yet suspends the lifted sword,
And gives us time to pray.

2 Great is our guilt, our fears are great, But let us not despair;

Still open is the mercy-seat
To penitence and prayer.
3 Kind Intercessor, to thy love
This blessed hope we owe:
O let thy merits plead above,
While we implore below.

4 Though justice near thy awful throne Attends thy dread command,

Lord, hear thy servants, hear thy Son, And save a guilty land.

1021

The day of vengeance.

call obeyThe latest call of grace:

The day is come, the vengeful day
Of a devoted race:

Devils and men combine

To plague the faithless seed, And phials full of wrath divine Are bursting on your head. 2 Enter into the Rock,

S. M.

Ye trembling slaves of sin-
The Rock of your salvation, struck
And cleft to take you in:
To shelter the distress'd

He did the cross endure; Enter into the clefts, and rest In Jesus' wounds secure.

1022

S. M.

Continued. Our help cometh from the Lord.
ESUS, to thee we fly
From the devouring sword;
Our city of defence is nigh;
Our help is in the Lord.

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