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WILMOT. 8. 7.
C. M. von Weber. 1820.
14. Redeeming Love.
Praise the Lord, for he hath spoken; FATHER, source of every blessing,
Worlds his mighty voice obeyed: Tune my heart to grateful lays:
Laws, which never can be broken, Streams of mercy, never ceasing,
For their guidance he hath made. Call for ceaseless
songs of praise. Praise the Lord, for he is glorious ; Teach me some melodious measure, Never shall his promise fail :
Sung by raptured saints above; God hath made his saints victorious ; Fill my soul with sacred pleasure,
Sin and death shall not prevail. While I sing redeeming love.
Praise the God of our salvation ; Thou didst seek me when a stranger, Hosts on high his power proclaim ; Wandering from the fold above;
Heaven and earth, and all creation, Thou, to save my soul from danger, Praise and magnify his name. Didst redeem me with thy love.
John Kempthorne. 1810. By thy hand restored, defended,
The Benediction of Peace.
FATHER, give thy benediction,
Give thy peace, before we part; Robinson. Still our minds with truth's conviction,
Calm with trust each anxious heart. 15.
Praise the Lord. PRAISE the Lord; ye heavens, adore him ; Let thy voice, with sweet commanding,
Praise him, angels, in the height; Bid our griefs and struggles end : Sun and moon, rejoice before him ; Peace which passeth understanding Praise him, all ye stars of light.
On our waiting spirits send.
The common home of rich and poor, Great God, the followers of thy Son, Of bond and free, and great and small; We bow before thy mercy-seat,
Large as thy love for everinore, To worship thee, the Holy One,
And warm and bright and good to all. And pour our wishes at thy feet.
And dwell thou with us in this place, Oh, grant thy blessing here to-day! Thou and thy Christ, to guide and bless! Oh, give thy people joy and peace ! Here make the well-springs of thy grace The tokens of thy love display,
Like fountains in the wilderness. And favor that shall never cease.
May thy whole truth be spoken here; We seek the truth which Jesus brought ; Thy gospel light for ever shine ; His path of light we long to tread;
Thy perfect love cast out all fear, Here be his holy doctrines taught,
And human life become divine. And here their purest influence shed.
Robert Collyer. 1873. May faith and hope and love abound;
Close of the Service. Our sins and errors be forgiven;
COME, Christians, brethren, ere we part, And we, in thy great day, be found
Join every voice and every heart;
One solemn hymn to God we raise,
One final song of grateful praise.
Soon, brethren, we may meet again. 8
Henry Kirke White. 1806.
Come, Holy Spirit, like the fire,
Lord of all life, below, above,
Come like the sun's enlightening beam; Grant us thy truth to make us free,
Till all thy living altars claim
One holy light, one heavenly flame.
O. W. Holmes, 1860.
Not now on Zion's height alone
Nor where, at sultry noon, thy Son
From every place below the skies,
The grateful song, the fervent prayer Of all who seek this sacred place;
The incense of the heart — may rise With power proclaimed, in peace re
To heaven, and find acceptance there. ceived,
O Thou to whom, in ancient time, Our spirits' light, thy Spirit's grace.
The lyre of prophet-bards was strung!-That love its holy influence pour,
To thee, at last, in every clime, To keep us meek and make us free, Shall temples rise, and praise be sung. And throw its binding blessing more
John Pierpont. 1824
Close of Worship,
Thy grace once more, O God, we crave,
N. L. Frothingham. From folly and from sin to save. 23
ROCKINGHAM. (ENGLISH.] L. M.
Edward Miller. 1807.
25. Come, Holy Spirit.
Prayer for the Spirit of God.
And be my daily Quickener.
Give me to bless my Comforter.
Enjoy my fuller faithfulness: