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4 Peace, prosperity, and health,
Private bliss and public wealth,
Knowledge, with its gladdening streams,
Pure religion's holier beams;
LORD, for these our souls shall raise
Grateful vows and solemn praise.
PART II.

5 Yet, should rising whirlwinds tear
From its stem the ripening ear;
Though the sick'ning flock should fall,
And the herd desert the stall;
Still to thee our souls shall raise
Grateful vows and solemn praise.
6 Should thine alter'd hand restrain
The early and the latter rain,
Blast each opening bud of joy,
And the rising year destroy;
Still to thee our souls shall raise
Grateful vows and solemn praise.
7 Life and grace, whate'er our wo,
Still to thee, our GOD, we owe;
Though of earthly hopes bereft,
Yet our hope of heaven is left;
And for these our souls shall raise
Grateful vows and solemn praise.
C. M.
HYMN 84.
1 FOUNTAIN of mercy, GOD of love,
How rich thy bounties are!
The rolling seasons as they move,
Proclaim thy constant care.

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5 We own and bless thy gracious sway
Thy hand all nature hails;
Seed-time nor harvest, night nor day,
Summer nor winter fails.

HYMN 85. L. M.

For Public Mercies and Deliverances. 1 SALVATION doth to GOD belong, His power and grace shall be our song; From him alone all mercies flow, His arm alone subdues the foe!

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OCCASIONS.

BAPTISM OF INFANTS.
HYMN 86. III. 3.

1 SAVIOUR! who thy flock art feeding
With the shepherd's kindest care,
All the feeble gently leading,

While the lambs thy bosom share 2 Now, these little ones receiving,

Fold them in thy gracious arm-
There, we know-thy word believing
Only there, secure from harm.
3 Never from thy pasture roving,
Let them be the Lion's prey;
Let thy tenderness, so loving,
Keep them all life's dangerous way
4 Then, within thy fold eternal,
Let them find a resting place;
Feed in pastures ever vernal,
Drink the rivers of thy grace.
S. M..

HYMN 87.

1 THE gentle Saviour calls
Our children to his breast;
He folds them in his gracious arms,
Himself declares them blest.

2 "Let them approach," he cries,

"Nor scorn their humble claim; "The heirs of heaven are such as these, "For such as these I came."

3 Gladly we bring them, LORD, Devoting them to thee, Imploring, that, as we are thine, Thine may our offspring be.

BAPTISM OF ADULTS.
S. M.
HYMN 88.
Ephesians vi. 10, 13.

1 SOLDIERS of CHRIST arise,
And put your armor on,

Strong in the strength which GOD supplies Through his eternal Son.

2 Then praise this GOD, who bows his ear 2 Strong in the LORD of hosts,

And in his mighty power,

Who in the strength of JESUS trusts,
Is more than conqueror.

Propitious to his people's prayer;
And though deliverance he may stay,
Yet answers still in his own day.
30 may this goodness lead our land,
Still saved by thine Almighty hand,
The tribute of its love to bring
To thee our Saviour, and our King.

3 Stand then in his great might, With all his strength endued, And take to arm you for the fight, The panoply of GOD.

4 That having all things done,
And all your conflicts past,
Ye may behold your vict'ry won,
And stand complete at last.

CONFIRMATION.

HYMN 89.

L.M.

10 HAPPY day, that stays my choice
On thee, my Saviour and my GOD!
Well may this glowing heart rejoice,
And tell thy goodness all abroad.
2 O happy bond! that seals my vows,
To him who merits all my love;
Let cheerful anthems fill his house,
While to his sacred throne I move.
S "T is done, the great transaction 's done;
Deign, gracious LORD, to make me thine;
Help me, through grace, to follow on,
Glad to confess thy voice divine.
4 Here rest, my oft divided heart,
Fix'd on thy Gor, thy Saviour, rest;
Who with the world would grieve to part,
When call'd on angels' food to feast?

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HYMN 92.

C. M.

10, IN the morn of life, when youth With vital ardor glows,

And shines in all the fairest charms
That beauty can disclose;

2 Deep in thy soul, before its powers
Are yet by vice enslaved,
Be thy Creator's glorious name
And character engraved:

3 Ere yet the shades of sorrow cloud
The sunshine of thy days;
And cares and toils, in endless round,
Encompass all thy ways:

4 Ere yet thy heart the woes of age,
With vain regret, deplore,
And sadly muse on former joys,
That now return no more.

5 True wisdom, early sought and gain'd,
In age will give thee rest:
O then, improve the morn of life,
To make its evening blest!

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HYMN 94. L. M.

1 MY GOD, and is thy table spread? And does thy cup with love o'erflow? Thither be all thy children led,

And let them thy sweet mercies know! 2 Hail, sacred feast, which JESUS makes! Rich banquet of his flesh and blood! Thrice happy he who here partakes

That sacred stream, that heavenly food 8 Why are its hounties all in vain

Before unwilling hearts display'd? Was not for you the victim slain?

Are you forbid the children's bread? 4 0 let thy table honor'd be,

And furnish'd well with joyful guests' And may each soul salvation see, That here its holy pledges tastes!

5 Drawn by thy quick'ning grace, O LORD In countless numbers let them come,

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2 But all the notes which mortals know,
Are weak, and languishing, and low;
Far, far above our humble songs,
The theme demands immortal tongues.
3 Yet whilst around his board we meet,
And worship at his sacred feet,
O let our warm affections move,
In glad returns of grateful love.

4 Yes, LORD, we love and we adore,
But long to know and love thee more;
And, whilst we taste the bread and wine,
Desire to feed on joys divine.

5 Let faith our feeble senses aid,
To see thy wondrous love display'd;
Thy broken flesh, thy bleeding veins,
Thy dreadful agonizing pains.
6 Let humble, penitential wo,
With painful, pleasing anguish flow;
And thy forgiving love impart,
Life, hope, and joy to every heart.
ORDINATION, OR INSTITUTION

MINISTERS.

HYMN 97. L. M.

St. Matt. x.

1 GO forth, ye heralds, in my name, Sweetly the gospel trumpet sound; The glorious jubilee proclaim,

Where'er the human race is found. 2 The joyful news to all impart,

And teach them where salvation lies; With care bind up the broken heart, And wipe the tears from weeping eyes.

3 Be wise as serpents, where you go, But harmless as the peaceful dove; And let your heaven-taught conduct show That ye 're commission'd from above. 4 Freely from me ye have received,

Freely, in love, to others give; Thus shall your doctrines be believed, And by your labors, sinners live.

HYMN 98. L. M.

St. Mark xvi. 15, &c. and St. Matt. xxviii. 18, &c. 1 "GO preach my Gospel," saith the LORD,

"Bid the whole earth my grace_receive; "Explain to them my sacred word, "Bid them believe, obey, and live.

2 "I'll make my great commission known. "And ye shall prove my Gospel true, "By all the works that I have done,

"And all the wonders ye shall do. 8"Go heal the sick, go raise the dead, "Go cast out devils in my name; "Nor let my prophets be afraid, "Though Greeks reproach, and Jews blaspheme.

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4 "While thus ye follow my commands, "I'm with you till the world shall end "All power is trusted in my hands; "I can destroy, and can defend."

5 He spake, and light shone round his head;

On a bright cloud to heaven he rode; They to the farthest nations spread The grace of their ascended GOD.

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4 From CHRIST their varied gifts derive, OF And, fed by him, their graces live;

Whilst guarded by his potent hand,
Amidst the rage of hell they stand.
5 So shall the bright succession run
Through all the courses of the sun;
Whilst unborn churches, by their care,
Shall rise and flourish large and fair.

6 JESUS, our LORD, their hearts shall
know,

The spring whence all these blessings
Aow;

Pastors and people shout his praise,
Through the long round of endless days.

HYMN 100, L. M.

1 FATHER of mercies, bow thine ear,
Attentive to our earnest prayer;
We plead for those who plead for thee,
Successful pleaders may they be!
2 How great their work, how vast their
charge!

Do thou their anxious souls enlarge;
Their best acquirements are our gain,
We share the blessings they obtain,

8 Clothe, then, with energy divine,
Their words, and let those words be thine;
To them thy sacred truth reveal,
Suppress their fear, inflame their zeal
4 Teach them to sow the precious seed,
Teach them thy chosen flock to feed;
Teach them immortal souls to gain;
Souls that will well reward their pain.
5 Let thronging multitudes around,
Hear from their lips the joyful sound;
In humble strains thy grace implore,
And feel thy new-creating power.

6 Let sinners break their massy chains,
Distressed souls forget their pains;
Let light through distant realms be spread,
And Zion rear her drooping head.

CONSECRATION OF A CHURCH. HYMN 101. L. M. 1 AND wilt thou, O Eternal GOD, On earth establish thine abode? Then look propitious from thy throne, And take this temple for thine own. 2 These walls we to thine honor raise, Long may they echo in thy praise; And thou, descending, fill the place With the rich tokens of thy grace. 3 Here may the great Redeemer reign, With all the graces of his train; While power divine his word attends, To conquer foes and cheer his friends. 4 And in the last decisive day, When God the nations shall survey, May it before the world appear, Thousands were born for glory here.

MISSIONS.

HYMN 102. L. M

1 JESUS shall reign where'er the sun
Does his successive journey's run;
His kingdom spread from shore to skore,
Till moons shall wax and wane no more.
2 To him shall endless prayer be made,
And praises throng to crown his head;
His name like sweet perfume shall rise
With every morning sacrifice.

8 People and realms, of every tongue, Dwell on his love with sweetest song; And infant voices shall proclaim Their early blessings on his name.

14 Blessings abound where'er he reigns;
The prisoner leaps to burst his chains;
The weary find eternal rest,
And all the sons of want are blest.

5 Where he displays his healing power, Death and the curse are known no more: In him the tribes of Adam boast

More blessings than their father lost.
6 Let every creature rise, and bring
Peculiar honors to our King:
Angels descend with songs again,
And earth repeat the loud amen.

HYMN 108. L. M
Psalm cxvii.

1 FROM all that dwell below the skies,
Let the Creator's praise arise;
JEHOVAH'S glorious name be sung
Through every land, by every tongue.
2 Eternal are thy mercies, LORD,
And truth eternal is thy word;
Thy praise shall sound from shore to shore.
Till suns shall rise and set no more.

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8 Shall we, whose souls are lighted With wisdom from on high; Shall we, to men benighted

The lamp of "fe deny? Salvation! oh, Salvation!

The joyful sound proclaim, Till each remotest nation

Has learnt Messiah's name! 4 Waft, waft, ye winds, his story, And you, ye waters, roll, Till, like a sea of glory,

It spreads from pole to pole;

Till o'er our ransom'd nature
The Lamb for sinners slain,
Redeemer, King, Creator,
In bliss returns to reign.

HYMN 108. L. M.
For the Jews.

1 DISOWN'D of heaven, by man opprest,
Outcasts from Zion's hallow'd ground,
Wherefore should Israel's sons, once blest,
Still roam the scorning world around?
2 LORD! visit thy forsaken race,

Back to thy fold the wand'rers bring; Teach them to seek thy slighted grace, And hail in CHRIST their promised King. 3 The veil of darkness rend in twain Which hides their Shiloh's glorious light; The sever'd olive branch, again

Firm to its parent stock unite.

4 Hail, glorious day, expected long! When Jew and Greek one prayer shal

pour,

With eager feet one temple throng,
With grateful praise one GoD adore
HYMN 109. IV. 1.
Rev. xv. 3, 4.

1 HOW wondrous and great Thy works, GoD of praise! How just, King of saints,

And true, are thy ways!
Oh, who shall not fear thee,
And honor thy name!
Thou only art holy,

Thou only supreme!
2 To nations long dark
Thy light shall be shown;
Their worship and vows

Shall come to thy throne:
Thy truth and thy judgments
Shall spread all abroad,
Till earth's every people
Confess thee their God.

FOR SUNDAY AND CHARITY
SCHOOLS.

HYMN 110. II. 4.

CHILDREN AND CONGREGATION.
Children.

1 COME let our voices join, In one glad song of praise; To GOD, the GOD of love,

Our grateful hearts we raise:

Congregation.

To GOD alone your praise belongs; His love demands your earliest songs.

Children.

2 Now we are taught to read The book of life divine; Where our Redeemer's love, And brightest glories shine:

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