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Imploring a blessing on the Means.

I THOU Son of God, whose flaming eyes

Our inmost thoughts perceive,
Accept the ev'ning sacrifice,

Which now to Thee we give.
2 We bow before Thy gracious throne,

And think ourselves sincere;
But show us, LORD, is ev'ry one

Thy real worshipper?

3 Is here a soul that knows Thee not,

Nor feels his want of Thee?
A stranger to the blood which bought

His pardon on the tree?

4 Convince him now of unbelief;

His desp'rate state explain ;
And fill his heart with sacred grief,

And penitential pain.

5 Speak with that voice which wakes the dead,

And bid the sleeper, Rise!
And bid his guilty conscience dread

The death that never dies.

6 Extort the cry, "What must be done

"To save a wretch like me? • How shall a trembling sinner shun

That endless misery?


Hymn. Imploring a blessing on the Means. 1 COME, O Thou all-victorious LORD,

Thy pow'r to us make known;
Strike with the hammer of Thy word,

And break these hearts of stone. 2 O that we all might now begin

Our foolishness to mourn ;
And turn at once from ev'ry sin,

And to our SAVIOUR turn.
3 Give us ourselves, and Thee to know,

In this our gracious day:
Repentance unto life bestow,

And take our sins away.
4. Conclude us first in unbelief,

And freely then release ;
Fill ev'ry soul with sacred grief,

And then with sacred peace.
5 Impov'rish, LORD, and then relieve,

And then enrich the poor ;
The knowledge of our sickness give;

The knowledge of our cure.
6 That blessed sense of guilt impart,

And then remove the load;
Trouble, and wash the troubled heart

In the atoning blood. 7 Our desp'rate state through sin declare,

And speak our sins forgiv'n;
By perfect holiness prepare,
And take us up to heav'n.

D. . Imploring a blessing on the Meuns. 1 O LORD, our languid souls inspire!

For here, we trust, Thou art:
Send down a coal of heav'nly fire,

To warm each waiting heart. 2 Dear SHEPHERD of Thy people, hear,

Thy presence now display;
As Thou hast giv'n a place for pray’r,

So give us hearts to pray!
3 Show us some token of Thy love,

Our fainting hope to raise ;
And pour Thy blessings from above,

That we may render praise !

4 Within these walls let holy peace,

And love, and concord, dwell;
Here give the troubled conscience ease,

The wounded spirit heal!

5 The feeling heart, the melting eye,

The humble mind, bestow;
And shine upon us from on high,

To make our graces grow!
6 And may the Gospel's joyful sound,

Enforc'd by mighty grace, Awaken many sinners round,

To come and fill the place !


Imploring a blessing on the Means.


JESUS, where'er Thy people meet, There they behold Thy mercy-seat; Where'er they seek Thee, Thou art found, And ev'ry place is hallow'd ground.

2 For Thou, within no walls contin'd,

Inhabitest the humble mind;
Such ever bring Thee, where they come,
And going, take Thee to their home.

3 Dear SHEPHERD of Thy chosen few,

Thy former mercies here renew!
Here, to our waiting hearts, proclaim
The sweetness of Thy saving Name!

4 Here may we prove the pow'r of pray'r,

To strengthen faith, and sweeten care;
To teach our faint desires to rise,
And bring all heav'n before our eyes !

5 LORD, we are few, but Thou art near;

Nor short Thine arm, nor deaf Thine ear;
Oh rend the heav'ns, come quickly down,
And make each sinner's heart Thine own!


The Lord's Prayer.

1 FATHER of all! to -Thee we bow,

Who dwell'st in heav'n ador'd,
At present art through all Thy works

Thé universal LORD.

2 For ever hallow'd be Thy Name

By all beneath the skies !
And may Thy kingdom still advance

Till grace to glory rise !

3 To Thee, O FATHER ! may each heart

In filial love be giv'n!
And let Thy blessed will be done

On earth, as 'tis in heav'n!

4 Give us each day our daily bread;

The bread of life bestow :
As we our brother's faults forgive,

To us forgiveness show.

5 Direct our life, and guard our feet,

From ev'ry evil way,
Lest in temptation's fatal path

Our wand'ring footsteps stray. 6 Thine is the pow'r, the kingdom Thine,

The glory due to Thee ; Thine from eternity they were ;

And Thine shall ever be !

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