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16. S. M.
The Pleasures of Religion.
Come, ye who love the Lord ! And let your joys be known: Join in a song with sweet accord,
And thus surround his throne.
2 The sorrows of the mind
Be banished from this place! Religion never was designed
To make your pleasures less.
God, your eternal Friend,
No present good denies;
Will call you to the skies.
There shall you see his face,
And never, never sin;
Drink endless pleasures in.
The sons of God have found,
Glory begun below:
From faith and hope may grow.
6 Then let our sorrows cease,
And every tear be dry;
17. L. M.
The One Living and True God. Ps. lxxxvi. 1 ETERNAL God! Almighty cause
Of earth, and seas, and worlds unknown! All things are subject to thy laws;
All things depend on thee alone. 2 Thy glorious being singly stands,
Of all within itself possessed;
And in thyself completely blessed. 3 Worship to thee alone belongs,
Worship to thee alone we give;
And to thy glory may we live. 4 Spread thy great name through every land,
In every heart erect thy throne;
18. C. M.
Prayer for Spiritual and Eternal Blessings.
1 ETERNAL source of life and light,
Supremely good and wise!
To thee, lift up our eyes.
2 Our dark and erring minds illume
With truth's celestial rays;
And tune our lips to praise.
3 Conduct us safely, by thy grace,
Through life's perplexing road,
19. L, M,
The Divine Blessing implored. Heb. xii. 9.
1 ETERNAL source of life and thought!
Be all beneath thyself forgot,
In prostrate homage round thy throne. 2 O may we live before thy face,
The willing subjects of thy grace;
20. 8 & 7 s. M.
Pardon and Peace from God.
1 Far from mortal cares retreating,
Sordid hopes and fond desires,
Every heart to heaven aspires.
Light celestial cheers our eyes,
Peace and pardon from the skies. 2 Who may share this great salvation !
Every pure and humble mind;
From the dross of guilt refined:
Blessings all around bestowing,
God withholds his care from none; Grace and mercy ever flowing
From the fountain of his throne.
3 Every stain of guilt abhorring,
Firm and bold in virtue's cause, Still thy providence adoring,
Faithful subjects to thy laws, Lord! with favour still attend us,
Bless us with thy wondrous love; Thou, our sun and shield, 'defend us; All our hope is from above.
21. L. M.
The Lord's Prayer.
Thy glorious name be hallowed still;
2 Lord ! make our daily wants thy care ;
Forgive the sins which we forsake:
3 Evils beset ys every hour;
Thy kind protection we implore :
22. C. M.
The Lord's Prayer.
1 Father in heaven! thy sacred name In hallowed strains be
sung Thy kingdom spread o'er all the earth;
Thy praise fill every tongue.
As thy commands are done;
By all beneath the sun. 3 Our numerous wants are known to thee,
Who canst alone supply;
Nor other good deny!
The wrongs that others do;
Lest we those sins renew.
5 Thou art our safety and defence,
When dangers threatening stand;
With thy almighty hand !
6 Thy sceptre all creation sways;
Thy power knows no control;
† Liverpool (Paradise st.) Colla