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PUBLIC WORSHIP IN GENERAL.

EXCELLENCE OF THE BIBLE.

2 Tim, iii, 15. 16.

(c. w.) Prefixed to the Old English Bible printed in 1607. 1 HERE is the spring where waters flow,

To quench the heat of sin ;
Here is the tree where truth doth grow,

To lead our lives therein.

2 The tidings of salvation dear

Come to our ears from hence, The fortress of our faith is here,

And shield of our defence.

3 Read not this book in any case

But with a single eye;
Read not but first desire God's grace
To understand thereby.

4 Pray still in faith with this respect,

To fructify therein:
That knowledge may have this effect,

To mortify Thy sin.

5 Then happy thou in all Thy life,

What e'er to Thee befalls !
Yea, doubly happy shalt thou be,

When God, by death, thee calls

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Luke ii. 12. 1 GLORY be to God on high,

God, whose glory fills the sky; Peace on earth and man forgiv'n,

Man, the well beloy'd of heav'n.
2 Soy'reign Faruer, hear’nly King,

Thee we now presume to sing;
Glad Thine attributes confess,

Glorious all, and numberless.
8 Hail; by all Thy works ador'd!

Hail, the everlasting LORD!
Thee with thankful hearts we prove

Lord of pow'r, and God of love.
4 Christ, our LORD, and Gop we owing

Christ, the FATĦER's only Son,
LAMB of God, for sinners slain,
Saviour of offending man.

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300 Isaiah vi. 2, 3.

7,7, 1 LORD ORD and God of heav'nly pow'rs,

[Hallelujah! Theirs, and O benignly ours ! Glorious King, let earth proclaim,

Saints attempt to chaunt Thy name. 2 Bow Thine ear,

in mercy bow,
Thou art Lord and only Thou !
JESUS, in Thy name we prays
Take, O take our sins away!

3 Thee to laud, in songs divine,

Angels and arch-angels join;
We, with them, our voices raise,
Echoing Thine eternal praise.

4 Holy, holy, holy LORD!

Live, by heav'n and earth ador'd;
Let Thy praises fill the sky,
“Glory be to God on high."

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1 MEET and right it is to sing

Glory to our God aud King;
Meet in ev'ry time and place,
To rehearse His solemn praise.

2 Join, ye saints, the song around,

Angels, help the chearful sound,
Publish thro' the world aloud,
Glory to th' eternal God.

3 Praises here to Thee we give,

Gracious, Thou, our thanks receive;
Holy Father, sov'reign LORD,
Ev'ry where be Thou ador'd;

4 Thro' the world's extent proclaim,

Endless praise to JÉSU's name:
SAVIOUR, Thee we ever bless,
Thée our LORD and God confess.

(104th Psa.) 10 Praise ye

the LORD, adore His great name, His worship extol, His honor proclaim, Who for man's redemption, once offer'd His blood

All hail, holy JESUS ! our LORD and our God ! 2 Ye angels, on high, His goodness proclaim,

From regions of bliss, in mercy He came;
For thousands of sinners the Lord bow'd His head,

For thousands of sinners, on Calv'ry He bled, 3 O praise ye the LORD, in glory on high

Let all the Church join the praise of the sky, Immanuel's praise shall, while here, be our theme; Amen, Hallelujah, and worthy the Lamb.

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(P. M.)

Psalm xlv. 3.
I COME Thou incarnate WORD,

Gird on Thy mighty sword,
Our prayer attend :
Come, and Thy people bless,
And give Thy word success ;
Spirit of holiness,

On us descend.

2 Come, holy COMFORTER, Thy sacred witness bear,

In this glad hour : Thou, who almighty art, Now rule in ev'ry heart; And ne'er from us depart,

SPIRIT of pow'r !

3 To the great One in THREE Eternal praises be,

Hence evermore : His Triune Majesty May we in glory see, And to eternity,

Love and adore !

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Psalm lxxxiv, 1.

(s. M.)

1 WELCOME, sweet day of rest,

That saw the Lord arise : Welcome to this reviving breast,

And these rejoicing eyes !

2 The King himself comes near,

To bless His saints to day ;
Here may we meet, and see Him here,

And love, and praise, and pray.

3 One day amidst the place,

Where Thou, my God, hath been, Is better than ten thousand days

Of vanity and sin.

4. O that my soul could stay

In such a frame as this,
And sing Thy praise, and soar away,
To everlasting bliss.

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