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A charge to keep I have,

Ah, how shall fallen man,

Alas! what hourly dangers rise !

All glorious God, what hymns of praise,

Almighty Father! bless the word,

Almighty Lord ! before thy throne,

Although the vine its fruits deny,

And are we now brought near to God,

And wilt thou, O Eternal God,

And will the Judge descend ?

Another six days' work is done,

Approach, my soul, the mercy-seat,

Arise, my soul ! with rapture rise !

As panting in the sultry beam,

As when the weary trav’ller gains,

As o'er the past my memory strays,

As the sweet flow'r that scents the morn,

Awake, my soul, and with the sun,

Awake, my soul, stretch every nerve,

Awake, ye saints, awake,

Be joyful in God,

Before Jehovah's awful throne,

Be still, my heart! these anxious cares,

Bless'd be thou, the God of Israel,

Children of the heavenly King,

Christ from the dead is rais'd, and made,

Christ the Lord is ris'n to-day,

Come, Holy Ghost, Creator, come,

Come, Holy Spirit, Heavenly Dove,

Come, let our voices join,

Come, Lord, and warm each languid heart,

Come, ye that love the Lord,

Deluded souls ! that dream of heaven,

Disown's of heaven, by man oppress'd

Doxologies,

Dread Jehovah! God of nations!

Eternal Source of every joy !

Faith is the Christian's evidence

Far from my thoughts, vain world, begone,

Father of mercies! in thy word,

Father, to thee my soul I lift,

Father of all, whose love profound,

Father of mercies ! bow thine ear,

Father, whate'er of earthly bliss,

Few are thy days, and full of wo,

Fountain of mercy, God of Love,

From all that dwell below the skies,

From Greenland's icy mountains,

From whence these direful omens round

Glory to thee, my God, this night,

Glory to the Father give,

God moves in a mysterious way

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God of the seas! thine awful voice,
God of our fathers! by whose hand,
Go forth, ye heralds, in my name,
* Go preach my gospel," saith the Lord,
Grace ! 'tis a charming sound !
Great first of beings! mighty Lord,
Great God! this sacred day is thine,
Great God! to thee my evening song,
Great God, what do I see and hear !
Great God! with wonder and with praise,
Guide me, O thou great Jehovah,
Hail! thou long expected Jesus,
Hail, to the Lord's Anointed,
Hark! from the tombs a mournful sound,
Hark! the glad sound, the Saviour comes,
Hark! the herald angels sing,
Hasten, sinner, to be wise,
Hear, gracious God, my humble moan,
Hear what the voice from heaven declares,
He dies ! the friend of sinners dies !
He's come ! let every knee be bent,
Heirs of unending life,
High on the bending willows hung,
How beauteous are their feet
How firm a foundation, ye saints of the Lord,
How long shall earth's alluring toys
How helpless guilty nature lies,
How oft, alas! this wretched heart,
How short the race our friend has run,
How wondrous and great,
I love thy kingdom, Lord,
In loud exalted strains,
Inspirer and hearer of prayer,
I would not live alway: I ask not to stay,
Jesus! and shall it ever be,
Jesus, my strength, my hope,
Jesus, Saviour of my soul,
Jesus shall reign where'er the sun,
Joy is a fruit that will not grow,
Let heaven arise, let earth appear,
Let worldly minds the world pursue,
Like Noah's weary dove,
Lord ! dismiss us with thy blessing,
Lord ! for the just thou dost provide,
Lord, how delightful 'tis to see,
Lord, my God, I long to know,
Lord of life, all praise excelling,
Lord! unafflicted, undismay'd,
Lo! what a cloud of witnesses,
Lord! with glowing heart I'd praise thee,
Mercy, descending from above,
My God, and is thy table spread ?

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A TABLE OF FIRST LINES.

My God, permit me not to be,

My God, since thou hast rais'd me up,

My grateful soul, for ever praise,

My op'ning eyes with rapture see,

My Saviour hanging on the tree,

Not to the terrors of the Lord,

Now from the altar of our hearts,

Now may the God of grace and power,

Now the shades of night are gone,

O'er mountain tops the mount of God,

O happy day, that stays my choice,

O happy is the man who hears,

O for a closer walk with God,

O Holy, holy, holy Lord,

0, in the morn of life, when youth,

O let triumphant faith dispel,

On Zion, and on Lebanon,

O Spirit of the living God,

O that my load of sin were gone!

O thou that hear'st when sinners cry,

O thou, to whose all-searching sight,

Our Lord is risen from the dead,

O where shall rest be found!

Peace, troubled soul, whose plaintive moan,

Praise to God, immortal praise,

Prayer is the soul's sincere desire,

Rich are the joys which cannot die,

Rise, crown'd with light, imperial Salem, rise !

Rise, my soul, and stretch thy wings,

Rise, O my soul, the hours review,

Rock of ages! cleft for me,

Salvation doth to God belong,

Salvation ! O the joyful sound,

Saviour, source of every blessing,

Saviour, when in dust, to thee,

Saviour! when night involves the skies,

Saviour ! who thy flock art feeding,

See, in the vineyard of the Lord,

Seek, my soul, the narrow gate,

Should nature's charms, to please the eye,

Shout the glad tidings, exultingly sing,

Since Christ our Passover is slain,

Since I've known a Saviour's name,

Sing, my soul, his wondrous love,

Sinner, rouse thee from thy sleep,

Sinners, turn, why will ye die?

Softly now the light of day,

Soldiers of Christ arise,

Songs of praise the angels sang,

Stay, thou insulted Spirit, stay,

Sov'reign Ruler of the skies,

The day is past and gone,

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The gentle Saviour calls,
The God of Abraham praise,
The God of life, whose constant care
The Lord my pasture shall prepare,
The Lord will happiness divine
The mighty flood that rolls
The morning flowers display their sweets,
The race that long in darkness pin'd,
The Saviour, when to heaven he rose,
There is a land of pure delight,
The spacious firmament on high
The Spirit in our hearts,
This is the day the Lord hath made,
Thou art the way to thee alone,
Though I should seek to wash me clean,
Thou, God, all glory, honour, power,
Thus speaks the High and Lofty One,
Time hastens on; ye longing saints,
"Tis finished—so the Saviour cried,
'Tis my happiness below
To Jesus, our exalted Lord,'
To our Redeemer's glorious name,
To thee let my first off’rings rise,
To thy temple I repair,
Triumphant Zion! lift thy head,
Vital spark of heavenly flame!
We give immortal praise,
Welcome, sweet day of rest,
When all thy mercies, O my God,
When dangers, woes, or death are nigh,
When gath’ring clouds around I view,
Whene'er the angry passions rise,
When I can read my title clear,
When I survey the wondrous cross,
When Jesus left his heavenly throne,
When, Lord, to this our western land,
When, rising from the bed of death,
When, streaming from the eastern skies,
When those we love are snatch'd away,
When through the torn sail the wild tempest is streaming,
When we are rais'd from deep distress,
While angels thus, O Lord, rejoice,
While shepherds watch'd their flocks by night,
While thee I seek, protecting Power,
With joy shall I behold the day,
Witness, ye men and angels, now,
Who are these in bright array,
Who is this that comes from Edom,
Why mournest thou, my anxious soul,
Ye fields of light, celestial plains,
Ye humble souls, approach your God,
Youth, when devoted to the Lord,

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