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4 Great God, Triune Jehovah, thee

We love, we worship, we adore;
Our refuge on time's changeful sea,

Our joy on heaven's eternal shore.

533 These see the works of the Lord, and his [Sıx 83.

wonders in the deep.-Ps. cvii. 24. 1 ETERNAL FATHER, strong to save,

Whose arm doth bind the restless wave,
Who bidd’st the mighty ocean deep
Its own appointed limits keep;

O hear us when we cry to thee

For those in peril on the sea.
2 0 Saviour, whose almighty word

The winds and waves submissive heard,
Who walkedst on the foaming deep,
And calm amid its rage didst sleep;

O hear us when we cry to thee

For those in peril on the sea. 3 O sacred Spirit, who didst brood

Upon the chaos dark and rude, Who bad'st its

angry

tumult cease And gavest light, and life, and peace;

O hear us when we cry to thee

For those in peril on the sea. 4 O Trinity of love and power,

Our brethren shield in danger's hour;
From rock and tempest, fire and foe,
Protect them wheresoe'er they go;

And ever let there rise to thee
Glad hymns of praise from land and sea.

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Be of good cheer; it is I; be not afraid.

Matt. xiv. 27.
1 FIERCE was the wild billow;

Dark was the night;
Oars labour'd heavily ;

Foam glimmer'd white;

Trembled the mariners;

Peril was high;
Then said the God of God,

“ Peace: it is I.”
2 Ridge of the mountain wave,

Lower thy crest:
Wail of the tempest wind,

Be thou at rest.
Sorrow can never be,

Darkness must fly,
When saith the Light of Light,

“ Peace: it is I."
3 Jesu, Deliverer,

Come thou to me;
Soothe thou my voyaging

Over life's sea;
Thou, when the storm of death

Roars sweeping by,
Whisper, 0 Truth of Truth,

“ Peace: it is I.”

535 And he arose and rebuked the wind, and said [8s. 3.

unto the sea, Peace, be still.-Mark iv. 39. 1 FIERCE raged the tempest o’er the deep,

Watch did thine anxious servants keep,
But thou wast wrapp'd in guileless sleep,

Calm and still. 2 "Save, Lord, we perish,” was their cry,

“O save us in our agony!”
Thy word above the storm rose

high,

Peace, be still.” 3 The wild winds hush'd; the angry deep

Sank, like a little child, to sleep;
The sullen billows ceased to leap,

At thy will.

4 So, when our life is clouded o'er,

And storm-winds drift us from the shore,
Say, lest we sink to rise no more,

“Peace, be still."

536

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The Lord of peace himself give you peace

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always by all means.--2 Thess. iii. 16.
With the sweet word of peace

We bid our brethren go;
Peace as a river to increase,

And ceaseless flow.
With the calm word of prayer

We earnestly commend
Our brethren to thy watchful care,

Eternal Friend.

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3 With the dear word of love

We give our brief farewell;
Our love below, and thine above,

With them shall dwell.
4 With the strong word of faith

We stay ourselves on thee;
That thou, O Lord, in life and death

Their help shalt be.
5 Then the bright word of hope

Shall on our parting gleam,
And tell of joys beyond the scope

Of earthborn dream.
6 Farewell : in hope, and love,

In faith, and peace, and prayer;
Till he whose home is ours above

Unite us there.

" VENI CREATOR SPIRITUS."

537

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He breathed on them, and saith unto them,

Receive ye the Holy Ghost.-John xx. 22.

COME, Holy Ghost, our souls inspire,
And lighten with celestial fire.
Thou the anointmg Spirit art,
Who dost thy sevenfold gifts impart.
Thy blessèd unction from above
Is comfort, life, and fire of love.
Enable with perpetual light
The dulness of our blinded sight.
Anoint and cheer our soilèd face
With the abundance of thy grace.
Keep far our foes, give peace at home:
Where thou art guide, no ill can come.
Teach us to know the Father, Son,
And thee of both to be but One,
That, through the ages all along,
This may be our endless song;

Praise to thy eternal merit,
Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. Amen.

538 Ye shall receive power after that the Holy Ghost [L.M.

is come upon you.-Acts i. 8. 1 Pour out thy Spirit from on high,

Lord, thine assembled servants bless; Graces and gifts to each supply,

And clothe thy priests with righteousness. 2 Within thy temple when we stand

To teach the truth, as taught by thee, Saviour, like stars in thy right hand,

The angels of the churches be.

3 Wisdom and zeal and faith impart,

Firmness with meekness, from above, To bear thy people on our heart,

And love the souls whom thou dost love 4 To watch and pray, and never faint;

By day and night strict guard to keep; To warn the sinner, cheer the saint,

Nourish thy lambs, and feed thy sheep. 5 Then, when our work is finish'd here,

In humble hope our charge resign : When the Chief Shepherd shall appear,

O God, may they and we be thine.b

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539 And Jesus said unto them, Come ye yourselves

apart into a desert place, and rest a while. -
Mark vi. 31.

1 Come ye yourselves apart and rest awhile,

Weary, I know it, of the press and throng, Wipe from your brow the sweat and dust of toil

, And in my quiet strength again be strong. 2 Come ye aside from all the world holds dear,

For converse which the world has never

known,

Alone with me and with

my

Father here, With me and with my Father not alone. 3 Come, tell me all that ye have said and done,

Your victories and failures, hopes and fears. I know how hardly souls are wooed and won: My choicest wreaths are always wet with

tears. 4 Come ye and rest : the journey is too great, And

ye

will faint beside the way and sink: The bread of life is here for you to eat,

And here for you the wine of love to drink.

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