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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


call ;

The guilt is ours, but grace is thine, O turn us

not away,

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,
Where the dazzling fields never needed light

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,
O think on those that have cost him dear,

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,
We are sinful, feeble, and helpless dust,

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;
And we are trembling in dumb dismay,

O turn not thou thy face away.
5 Thine aid, O Mighty One, we crave :

Not shorten'd is thine arm to save.
Let not thine anger ever burn;
Return, O Lord of hosts, return

41 O Lord, hear; O Lord, forgive ; 0 Lord, hearken [8s. 78.

and do.—Dan, ix. 19.
1 DREAD Jehovah, God of nations,

From thy temple in the skies,
Hear thy people's supplications,

Now for their deliverance rise.
2 Lo, with deep contrition turning,

Humbly at thy feet 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 from all.
4 Let that love veil our transgression;

Let that blood our guilt efface;
Save thy people from oppression;
Save from spoil thy holy place."

IN THE EMBER WEEKS, 42 God be merciful unto us, and bless us. [D.L.M.

Ps. lxvii. 1.
1 LORD, cause thy face on us to shine;

Give us thy peace, and seal us thine :
Teach us to prize the means of grace,
And love thy earthly dwelling-place ;
May we in truth our sins confess,
Worship the Lord in holiness,
And all thy power and glory see,

Within thy hallow'd sanctuary.
2 Bless all whose voice salvation brings,

Who minister in holy things :
Our bishops, priests, and deacons bless :
Clothe them with zeal and righteousness.
Let many in the judgment day,
Turn'd from the error of their way,
Their hope, their joy, their crown appear;
Save those who preach and those who hear.

3 O King of Salem, Prince of Peace,

Bid strife among thy subjects cease:
One is our faith, and one our Lord :
One body, Spirit, hope, reward;
One God and Father of us all,
On whom thy church and people call.
O may we one communion be,
One with each other, one in thee.

FOR THE HIGH COURT OF PARLIAMENT. 43 Cause thy face to shine and we shall be saved. [L.M.

Ps. lxxx. 3.
1 Thou Framer of the light and dark,

Steer through the tempest thine own ark;
Amid the howling wintry sea,

We are in port if we have thee.
2 The rulers of this Christian land,

'Twixt thee and us ordain'd to stand,
Guide thou their course, O Lord, aright;

Let all do all as in thy sight.
3 O God the Father, God the Son,

And God the Spirit, Three in One,
Hear thou in heaven thy children's cry,
And in our hour of need be nigh. Amen.

A PRAYER FOR ALL CONDITIONS OF MEN. 44 I will pour out of my Spirit upon all flesh. [L.M.

Acts ii. 17.
1 0 SPIRIT of the living God,

In all thy plenitude of grace,
Where'er the foot of man hath trod,

Descend on our apostate race.
2 Give tongues of fire, and hearts of love,

To preach the reconciling word;

power and unction from above,

Whene'er the joyful sound is heard.
3 Be darkness, at thy coming, light;

Confusion, order in thy path;
Souls without strength inspire with might;

Bid mercy triumph over wrath.

4 O Spirit of the Lord, prepare

All the round earth her God to meet;
Breathe thou abroad, like morning air,

Till hearts of stone begin to beat. 5 Baptize the nations; far and nigh

The triumphs of the cross record;
The name of Jesus glorify,

Till every kindred call him Lord.”

Thanksgivings upon several Occasions.



45 Make a joyful noise unto the Lord, all ye lands. [L.M.

Ps. c. 1.
1 BEFORE Jehovah's awful throne,

Ye nations, bow with sacred joy;
Know that the Lord is God alone;

He can create and he destroy.
2 His sovereign power, without our aid,

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;
And earth with her ten thousand tongues

Shall fill thy courts with sounding praise. 4 Wide as the world is thy command,

Vast as eternity thy love;
Firm as a rock thy truth must stand,

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,
With heart and hands and voices,

Who wondrous things hath done,
In whom his world rejoices;

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