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5 Then, fresh from converse with your Lord,

return And work till daylight softens into even: The brief hours are not lost in which

ye learn More of your Master and his rest in heaven.

Dedication or Consecration of a Church. “ THIS IS NONE OTHER THAN THE HOUSE OF GOD,

AND THIS IS THE GATE OF HEAVEN." 540 May thine eyes be open toward this house night [L.M.

and day.-1 Kings viii. 29.
1 This stone to thee in faith we lay;

We build the temple, Lord, to thee;
Thine eye be open night and day

To guard this house and sanctuary. 2 Here, when thy people seek thy face,

And dying sinners pray to live,
Hear thou in heaven, thy dwelling-place,

And when thou hearest, О forgive. 3 Here, when thy messengers proclaim

The blessèd Gospel of thy Son,
Still by the power of his great name

Be mighty signs and wonders done. 4 Hosanna! to their Heavenly King,

When children's voices raise that song,
Hosanna ! let their angels sing,

And heaven with earth the strain prolong, 5 But will, indeed, Jehovah deign

Here to abide, no transient guest ?
Here will the world's Redeemer reign ?

And here the Holy Spirit rest? 6 That glory never hence depart;

Yet choose not, Lord, this house alone : Thy kingdom come to every heart,

In every bosom fix thy throne.


Blessed are they that dwell in thy house.

Ps. lxxxiv. 4.

[6s. 45.


1 Christ is our corner-stone,

On him alone we build ;
With his true saints alone
The courts of heaven are fill'd:

On his great love
Our hopes we place

Of present grace

And joys above.
2 O then with hymns of praise

These hallow'd courts shall ring;
Our voices we will raise
The Three in One to sing ;
And thus proclaim

In joyful song

Both loud and long

That glorious name.
3 Here, gracious God, do thou

For evermore draw nigh;
Accept each faithful vow,
And mark each suppliant sigh:
In copious shower

On all who pray

Each holy day

Thy blessings pour.
4 Here may we gain from heaven

The grace which we implore;

grace, once given,
Be with us evermore,
Until that day

When all the blest

To endless rest
Are call'd away."

may that

542 I saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming [Six 8s. 78.

down from God out of heaven, prepared
as a bride adorned for her husband.
Rev. xxi. 2.

1 BLESSÈD city, heavenly Salem,

Vision dear of peace and love,
Who of living stones up-builded

Art the joy of heaven above,
And, with angel cohorts circled,

As a bride to earth dost move.

2 Bright thy gates of pearl are shining:

They are open evermore.
And by virtue of his merits

Thither faithful souls may soar,
Who for Christ's dear name in this world

Pain and tribulation bore.

3 Many a blow and biting sculpture

Polish'd well those stones elect,
In their places now compacted

By the heavenly Architect,
Who therewith hath will’d for ever

That his palace should be deck'd.

4 Christ is made the sure Foundation,

Christ the Head and Corner-stone,
Chosen of the Lord, and precious,

Binding all the Church in one,
Holy Zion's help for ever,

And her confidence alone.

5 To this temple, where we call thee,

Come, O Lord of hosts, to-day;
With thy wonted loving-kindness

Hear thy people as they pray;
And thy fullest benediction

Shed within its walls alway.

6 Here vouchsafe to all thy servants

What they supplicate to gain,
Here to have and hold for ever

What they through thy grace obtain,
And hereafter in thy glory

With thy blessèd ones to reign.

Royal Accession—National Hymns.



543 Behold, O God, our shield ; and look upon the [L.M.

face of thine anointed.-Ps. Ixxxiv. 9. 1 O King of kings; thy blessing shed

On our anointed Sovereign's head;
And, looking from thy holy heaven,

Protect the crown thyself hast given. 2 Her may we honour and obey,

Uphold her right and lawful sway:
Remembering that the powers that be

Are ministers ordain'd of thee.
3 Her with thy choicest mercies bless,

To all her counsels give success :
In war, in peace, thine aid be seen,

Thy strength command-God save the Queen. 4 And oh! when earthly thrones decay,

And earthly kingdoms fade away,
Grant her a throne in worlds on high,
A crown of immortality,


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544 And all the people shouted and said, God save

the king.--1 Sam. x. 24.
1 GOD save our gracions Queen,
Long live our noble Queen,

God save the Queen :

Send her victorious,
Happy and glorious,
Long to reign over us:

God save the Queen.
2 O Lord our God, arise,
Scatter her enemies,

And make them fall :
Confound their politics ;
Frustrate their knayish tricks;
On her our hopes we fix;

God save us all.
3 Thy choicest gifts in store
On her be pleased to pour;

Long may she reign:
May she defend our laws,
And ever give us cause
To sing with heart and voice,

God save the Queen.



545 He will be very gracious to thee at the voice of thy

cry.—Isa. xxx. 19.
1 JESU, from thy throne on high,

Far above the bright blue sky,
Look on us with loving eye;

Hear us, Holy Jesu.
2 Little children need not fear,

When they know that thou art near :
Thou dost love us, Saviour dear;

Hear us, Holy Jesu.
3 Little lambs may come to thee;

Thou wilt fold us tenderly,
And our careful Shepherd be;

Hear us, Holy Jesu.

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