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1584 1 SAFELY through another week
i Light of life, seraphic Fire ; God has brought us on our way; Love divine, Thyself impart : Let us now a blessing seek,
Every fainting soul inspire; Waiting in His courts to-day;
Shine in every drooping heart. Day of all the week the best,
2 Every mournful sinner cheer, Emblem of eternal rest.
Scatter all our guilty gloom; 2 While we pray for pardoning grace Son of God, appear, appear!
Through the dear Redeemer's Name, To Thy human temples come ! Show Thy reconciled face,
13 Come, in this accepted hour, Take away our sin and shame;
Bring Thy heavenly kingdom in ; From our worldly cares set free,
Fill us with the glorious power, May we rest this day in Thee.
· Rooting out the seeds of sin. 3. Here we come Thy Name to praise; la Nothing more can we require. Let us feel Thy presence near;
We will covet nothing less : May Thy glory meet our eyes
Be Thou all our heart's desire, While we in Thy house appear:
All our joy, and all our peace! Here afford us, Lord, a taste Of our everlasting feast.
DOXOLOGY. 4 May Thy gospel's joyful sound
PRAISE the Name of God most high, Conquer sinners, comfort saints; Praise Him, all below the sky, Make the fruits of grace abound; Praise Him, all ye heavenly host,
Bring relief for all complaints: Father, Son, and Holy Ghost ! Thus let all our Sabbaths prove
As through countless ages past, Till we rest in Thee above.
Evermore His praise shall last.
1 Light of Light, enlighten me! 14 Let me with my heart to-day, Now anew the day is dawning;
Holy, Holy, Holy, singing, Sun of grace, the shadows flee,
Rapt awhile from earth away, Brighten Thou my Sabbath morning! All my soul to Thee up-springing, With Thy joyous sunshine blest,
Have a foretaste inly given, Happy is my day of rest.
How they worship Thee in heaven.
2 Fount of all our joy and peace, 5 Rest in me and I in Thee, To Thy living waters lead me;
Build a paradise within me ; Thou from earth my soul release, Oh reveal Thyself to me,
And with grace and mercy feed me; 1 Blesséd Love, who died'st to win me: Bless Thy Word that it may prove Fed from Thine exhaustless urn, Rich in fruits that Thou dost love. Pure and bright my lamp shall burn.
3 Kindle Thou the sacrifice
That upon my lips is lying ;
That, from every error flying,
6 Hence all care, all vanity,
For the day to God is holy:
Deign to fill this temple lowly;
15 To spend one sacred day I LORD of the worlds above,
Where God and saints abide,
Affords diviner joy
Than thousand days beside:
Where God resorts, I love it more
To keep the door, than shine in courts. With warm desires to see my God. 587 Psalm 150. 2 The sparrow for her young
1 In Zion's sacred gates With pleasure seeks a nest,
Let hymns of praise begin, And wandering swallows long | Where acts of faith and love To find their wonted rest:
With ceaseless beauty shine: My spirit faints with equal zeal
In mercy there while God is known, To rise and dwell among Thy saints. Before His throne with songs appear. 3 Oh happy souls that pray
2 His wondrous acts demand, Where God appoints to hear !
His wisdom and His grace,
The labors of our hands,
And transports of our praise :
The timbrel's softer sound,
The organ's solemn peal,
United praise resound :
I come with willing feet,
In full assembly meet :
Thy truth with heavenly ray
And guide my doubtsul way:
And all my sorrows heal ;
Oh make my bosom feel:
Before Thine altar, Lord, My harp and song shall sound
The glories of Thy word : Henceforth to Thee, O God of grace, A hymn of praise my life shall be.
Thou day of sacred rest;
Lord, make these moments blest!
And fill His throne of grace ;
While saints address Thy face: | Let sinners feel Thy quickening word, And learn to know and fear the Lord. 3 Descend, celestial Dove,
With all Thy quickening powers; Disclose a Saviour's love,
And bless the sacred hours:
And Spirit ever blest,
All worship be addrest :
Lord, I love to worship there,
Christ before the mercy-seat. 2 Thou, through Him, art reconciled;
I, through Him, became Thy child ;
In Thy courts to seek Thy face! 3 While Thy glorious praise is sung,
Touch my lips, unloose my tongue,
Thee, the Lord my Righteousness! 4 While the prayers of saints ascend,
God of love, to mine attend ;
Hear, for Jesus intercedes!
Fill my soul with humble awe;
Peace and pardon in Thy Name,
Hear Thee speaking from the sky.
At Thy feet we humbly bow;
Shall we seek Thee, Lord, in vain? 2 Lord, on Thee our souls depend;
In compassion now descend ;
Tune our lips to sing Thy praise. 3 In Thine own appointed way
Now we seek Thee, here we stay;
Till a blessing Thou bestow. 4 Comfort Those who weep and mourn,
Let the time of joy return;
Make them strong in faith and hope. 5 Grant that all may seek and find
Thee a God supremely kind ;
Let us all rejoice in Thee.
Upward to the listening skies. 2 Lord, with suppliant voice we pray,
Bring us all who meet to-day