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FAVOURABLY WITH MERCY HEAR OUR PRAYERS."
IN TIME OF DEARTH, OR WAR, OR PLAGUE. 38 O Lord, correct me, but with judgment. [D.C.M.
Jer, x. 24. 1 GREAT King of nations, hear our prayer, while
at thy feet we fall, And humbly, with united cry, to thee for mercy
The guilt is ours, but grace is thine, O turn us
But hear us from thy lofty throne, and help us
when we pray. 2 Our fathers' sins were manifold, and ours no
less we own, Yet wondrously from age to age thy goodness
hath been shown; When dangers, like a stormy sea, beset our
country round, To thee we look'd, to thee we cried, and help in
thee was found. 3 With one consent we meekly bow beneath thy
chastening hand, And, pouring forth confession meet, mourn with
our mourning land; With pitying eye behold our need, as thus we
lift our prayer, Correct us with thy judgments, Lord, then let
thy mercy spare. 39 Peace shall be upon Israel.-Ps. cxxv. 5. [P.M. 1 God the all-terrible! King, who ordainest
Great winds thy clarions, the lightnings thy
sword; Show forth thy pity on high where thou reignest:
Give to us peace in our time, O Lord.
2 God the omnipotent ! Mighty Avenger,
Watching invisible, judging unheard, Doom us not now in the hour of danger:
Give to us peace in our time, O Lord. 3 God the all-merciful! earth hath forsaken
Thy ways of blessedness, slighted thy word: Bid not thy wrath in its terrors awaken:
Give to us peace in our time, O Lord. 4 So shall thy children, in thankful devotion,
Laud him who saved them from peril abhorr’d, Singing in chorus from ocean to ocean,
Peace to the nations, and praise to the Lord.
40 Persecuted, but not forsaken.--2 Cor. iv, 9. [P.M. 1 O thou that dwell'st in the heavens high,
Above yon stars, and within yon sky,
Of the sun by day, or the moon by night. 2 Though flaming millions around thee stand,
For the sake of him at thy right hand,
Now lingering in sadness and darkness here. 3 Our night is dreary, and dim is our day,
And if thou shalt turn thy face away,
With none to look to, and none to trust. 4 The powers of darkness are all abroad,
They know no Saviour, they fear no God;
O turn not thou thy face away.
Not shorten'd is thine arm to save.
41 O Lord, hear; O Lord, forgive ; 0 Lord, hearken [8s. 78.
and do.—Dan, ix. 19.
From thy temple in the skies,
Now for their deliverance rise.
Humbly at thy feet we bend;
Hear us, spare us, and defend.
Long and loud for vengeance call,
Jesus' blood can cleanse from all.
Let that blood our guilt efface;
IN THE EMBER WEEKS, 42 God be merciful unto us, and bless us. [D.L.M.
Ps. lxvii. 1.
Give us thy peace, and seal us thine :
Within thy hallow'd sanctuary.
Who minister in holy things :
3 O King of Salem, Prince of Peace,
Bid strife among thy subjects cease:
FOR THE HIGH COURT OF PARLIAMENT. 43 Cause thy face to shine and we shall be saved. [L.M.
Ps. lxxx. 3.
Steer through the tempest thine own ark;
We are in port if we have thee.
'Twixt thee and us ordain'd to stand,
Let all do all as in thy sight.
And God the Spirit, Three in One,
A PRAYER FOR ALL CONDITIONS OF MEN. 44 I will pour out of my Spirit upon all flesh. [L.M.
Acts ii. 17.
In all thy plenitude of grace,
Descend on our apostate race.
To preach the reconciling word;
power and unction from above,
Whene'er the joyful sound is heard.
Confusion, order in thy path;
Bid mercy triumph over wrath.
4 O Spirit of the Lord, prepare
All the round earth her God to meet;
Till hearts of stone begin to beat. 5 Baptize the nations; far and nigh
The triumphs of the cross record;
Till every kindred call him Lord.”
Thanksgivings upon several Occasions.
TE DEUM LAUDAMUS.
A GENERAL THANKSGIVING.
45 Make a joyful noise unto the Lord, all ye lands. [L.M.
Ps. c. 1.
Ye nations, bow with sacred joy;
He can create and he destroy.
Made us of clay and form’d us men; And, when like wandering sheep we stray'd,
He brought us to his fold again. 3 We'll crowd thy gates with thankful songs,
High as the heavens our voices raise;
Shall fill thy courts with sounding praise. 4 Wide as the world is thy command,
Vast as eternity thy love;
When rolling years shall cease to move. 46 This God is our God for ever and ever. [P.M.
Ps. xlviii. 14.
1 Now thank we all our God,
Who wondrous things hath done,