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Kept by the power of God through faith unto [C.M. salvation.-1 Pet. i. 5.

1 Nor unto us, but thee, O Lord,

Be praise and glory given,

For every gracious thought and word,
Which brings us nearer heaven!
2 Thy saints are in thy faithful hand,
Šecure beneath thine eye;

And safe, at last, they all shall stand,
Before thy throne on high.

3 Redeem'd from sin, and saved by grace,
Thy glory they shall see;
And eye to eye, and face to face,
For ever dwell with thee.

4 O hasten, Lord, the glorious day;
Call all thy children home;

Teach us, with humble hope, to say,
Lord Jesu, quickly come."

Lord, teach us to pray.-Luke xi. 1.
1 PRAYER is the soul's sincere desire,
Utter'd or unexpress'd;

The motion of a hidden fire,

That trembles in the breast.

2 Prayer is the burden of a sigh,
The falling of a tear,

The upward glancing of an eye,
When none but God is near.

3 Prayer is the simplest form of speech
That infant lips can try,


Prayer the sublimest strains that reach
The Majesty on high.

4 Prayer is the Christian's vital breath,
The Christian's native air,

His watchword at the gates of death:
He enters heaven with prayer.


5 Prayer is the contrite sinner's voice,
Returning from his ways;
While angels in their songs rejoice,
"Behold, he prays."

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6 The saints in prayer appear as one,
In word, and deed, and mind;
While with the Father and the Son
Sweet fellowship they find.

7 Nor prayer is made on earth alone,
The Holy Spirit pleads;
And Jesus on the eternal throne
For sinners intercedes.

8 0 thou by whom we come to God,
The Life, the Truth, the Way,
The path of prayer thyself hast trod :
Lord, teach us how to pray.

Continuing instant in prayer.-Rom. xii. 12.

1 WHAT various hindrances we meet,
In coming to the mercy-seat!

Yet who that knows the worth of prayer
But wishes to be often there?


2 Prayer makes the darken'd cloud withdraw;
Prayer climbs the ladder Jacob saw,
Gives exercise to faith and love,
Brings every blessing from above.

3 Restraining prayer, we cease to fight;
Prayer makes the Christian's armour bright;
And Satan trembles when he sees

The weakest saint upon his knees.

4 Have we no words? ah! think again :
Words flow apace when we complain,
And fill our fellow-creature's ear
With the sad tale of all our care.

5 Were half the breath thus vainly spent
To heaven in supplication sent,

Our cheerful song would oftener be,
Hear what the Lord hath done for me."

214 The Lord will bless his people with peace.

Ps. xxix. 11.


1 SAVIOUR, again to thy dear name we raise With one accord our parting hymn of praise, We stand to bless thee ere our worship cease, Then lowly kneeling wait thy word of peace. 2 Grant us thy peace upon our homeward way; With thee began, with thee shall end the day; Guard thou the lips from sin, the hearts from shame,

That in this house have call'd upon thy name. 3 Grant us thy peace, Lord, through the coming night,

Turn thou for us its darkness into light;

From harm and danger keep thy children free, For dark and light are both alike to thee.

4 Grant us thy peace throughout our earthly life,

Our balm in sorrow, and our stay in strife;

Then, when thy voice shall bid our conflicts


Call us, O Lord, to thine eternal peace P


While he blessed them, he was parted from [8s, 7s, 4.
them.-Luke xxiv. 51.

1 LORD, dismiss us with thy blessing,
Fill our hearts with joy and peace ;
Let us each, thy love possessing,
Triumph in redeeming grace :
O`refresh us,

Travelling through this wilderness.


2 Thanks we give, and adoration,
For thy gospel's joyful sound;
May the fruits of thy salvation
In our hearts and lives abound:
May thy presence

With us evermore be found.

3 So, whene'er the signal's given,
Us from earth to call away,
Borne on angels' wings to heaven,
Glad the summons to obey,
May we ever

Reign with Christ in endless day."

Go in peace.-Luke vii. 50.

1 MAY the grace of Christ our Saviour,
And the Father's boundless love,
With the Holy Spirit's favour,
Rest upon us from above.

2 Thus may we abide in union
With each other and the Lord,
And possess, in sweet communion,
Joys which earth can not afford."

The Ascension: Heaven.

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Thou hast ascended on high.-Ps. Ìxviii. 18. [78.

1 HAIL the day that sees him rise,
Ravish'd from our wishful eyes;
Christ, awhile to mortals given,
Re-ascends his native heaven.


Hallelujah !



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Still he loves the earth he leaves; Hallelujah!

Though returning to his throne,


Still he calls mankind his own.


4 See, he lifts his hands above;


See, he shows the prints of love;
Hark, his gracious lips bestow

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Blessings on his church below.


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6 Lord, though parted from our sight, Hallelujah!

High above yon azure height,

Grant our hearts may thither rise,
Following thee beyond the skies.



218 He was taken up, and a cloud received him out of their sight.-Acts i. 9.


1 HE is gone. A cloud of light
Has received him from our sight;
High in heaven, where eye of men.
Follows not, nor angel's ken;
Through the veils of time and space,
Pass'd into the holiest place;
All the toil, the sorrow done,
All the battle fought and won.
2 He is gone. And we remain
In this world of sin and pain :
In the void which he has left
On this earth, of him bereft,

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