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BEHOLD us, Lord, a little space

From daily tasks set free, And met within Thy holy place

To rest awhile with Thee.

2 Yet these are not the only walls

Wherein Thou mayst be sought;
On homeliest work Thy blessing falls

In truth and patience wrought.

3 Thine is the loom, the forge, the mart,

The wealth of land and sea, The worlds of science and of art,

Revealed and ruled by Thee.

4 Then let us prove our heavenly birth

In all we do and know,
And claim the kingdom of the earth

For Thee, and not Thy foe.

5 Work shall be prayer, if all be wrought

As Thou wouldst have it done,
And prayer, by Thee inspired and taught,
Itself with work be one.

John Ellerton, 1870

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4 For this, and more than words can say,

We praise and bless Thy holy name.
Come life or death, enough to know
That Thou art evermore the same.

John W. Chadwick, 1889

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PRAISE for Thee, Lord, in Zion waits;

Prayer shall besiege Thy temple gates:
All flesh shall to Thy throne repair,

And find, through Christ, salvation there. 2 How blest Thy saints! how safely led,

How surely kept, how richly fed!
Saviour of all in earth and sea,
How happy they who rest in Thee!

3 Thy hand sets fast the mighty hills,

Thy voice the troubled ocean stills;
Evening and morning hymn Thy praise,
And earth Thy bounty wide displays.

4 The year is with Thy goodness crowned;

Thy clouds drop wealth the world around;
Through Thee the deserts laugh and sing,
And nature smiles, and owns her King.

5 Lord, on our souls Thine influence pour;

The moral waste within restore;
0 let Thy love our spring-tide be,
And make us all bear fruit to Thee!

Henry F. Lyte, 1834

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4 O by that name in whom all fulness dwells,

O by that love which every love excels,
O by that blood so freely shed for sin,
Open sweet mercy's gate and take us in!

Lucy E. G. Whitmore, 1824

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1 SAVIOUR, again to Thy dear name we raise

With one accord our parting hymn of praise; We stand to bless Thee ere our worship cease;

Then, lowly kneeling, wait Thy word of peace. 2 Grant us Thy peace upon our homeward way;

With Thee began, with Thee shall end the day:
Guard Thou the lips from sin, the hearts from shame,

That in this house have called upon Thy name.
3 Grant us Thy peace, Lord, through the coming night;

Turn Thou for us its darkness into light;
From harm and danger keep Thy children free,

For dark and light are both alike to Thee.
4 Grant us Thy peace throughout our earthly life,

Our balm in sorrow, and our stay in strife;
Then, when Thy voice shall bid our conflict cease,
Call us, O Lord, to Thine eternal peace.

John Ellerton, 1866 (Text of 1868)

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