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5 When gladness wings my favor'd hour, Thy love my thoughts

shall fill : Resign'd, when storms of sorrow low'r,

My soul shall meet thy will. 6 My lifted eye, without a tear,

The gath’ring storm shall see ;
My steadfast heart shall know no fear;.
That heart will rest on thee.

HYMN 116. C. M.

The devout request. 1 NATHER, whate'er of earthly bliss,

Thy sov’reign will denies, Accepted at thy throne of grace,

Let this petition rise :
2 “Give me a calm, a thankful heart,

From ev'ry murmur free;
The blessings of thy grace impart,

And make me live to thee.
3 “Let the sweet hope that I am thine,

My life and death attend;
Thy presence thro' my journey shine,
And crown my journey's end."

HYMN 117. C. M.

Retirement. 1 VAR from the world, O Lord, I flee,

; From scenes where Satan wages still

His most successful war.
2 The calm retreat, the silent shade,

With pray’r and praise agree:
And seem by thy sweet bounty made

For those who follow thee,
3 Then if thy Spirit touch the soul,

And grace her mean abode,
Oh, with what peace and joy and love,

She there communes with God !
4 There, like the nightingale, she pours

Her solitary lays;
Nor asks a witness of her song,
Nor thirsts for human praise.

HYMN 118. C. M.

Evening twilight. 1

From ev'ry cumb’ring care,
And spend the hours of setting day,

In humble, grateful pray’r.
2 I love in solitude to shed
The penitential tear,



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And all His promises to plead,

Where none but God can hear. 3 I love to think on mercies past,

And future good implore,
And all my cares and sorrows cast

On Him whom I adore.
4 I love by faith to take a view

Of brighter scenes in heav'n ;
The prospect doth my strength renew,

While here by tempests driv’n.
5 Thus when life's toilsome day is o'er,

May its departing ray
Be calm as this impressive hour,
And lead to endless day.

HYMN 119. C. M.

Evening worship.
LORD, another day has flown,

And we, a lonely band,
Are met once more before thy throne,

To bless thy fost'ring hand.
2 And wilt thou bend a list'ning ear,

To praises low as ours ?
Thou wilt! for thou dost love to hear

The song which meekness pours.
3 And Jesus, thou thy smiles wilt deign,

As we before thee pray;
For thou didst bless the infant train,

And we are less than they.
4 O let thy grace perform its part,

And let contention cease;
And shed abroad in ev'ry heart

Thine everlasting peace !
5 Thus chasten'd,cleans'd, entirely thine,

A flock by Jesus led ;
The sun of holiness shall shine,

In glory on our head.
6 And thou wilt turn our wand'ring feet,

And thou wilt bless our way:
Till worlds shall fade, and faith shall greet
The dawn of lasting day,

HYMN 120. L. M.

Family worship. 1 NATHER of all, thy care we bless,

Which crowns our families with peace; From thee they spring, and by thy hand,

They have been, and are still sustain'd. 2 To God, most worthy to be prais’d,

Be our domestic altars rais'd;


Who, Lord of heav'n, scorns not to dwell

With saints, in their obscurest cell.
3 To thee may each united house,

Morning and night present its vows;
Our servants there, and rising race,

Be taught thy precepts and thy grace.
4 Oh, may each future age proclaim

The honors of thy glorious name;
While pleas'd and thankful, we remove
To join the family above.

HYMN 121, P. M. 7.

Saturday evening.
AFELY through another week,


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Let us now a blessing seek

On th' approaching Sabbath day:
Day of all the week the best,

Emblem of eternal rest.
2 Mercies multiplied each hour,

Through the week,our praise demand :

by Almighty pow'r,
Fed, and guided by his hand :
Though ungrateful we have been,

Only made returns of sin.
3 While we pray for pard’ning grace,

Through the dear Redeemer's name,
Show thy reconciled face,

e away our sin, and shame,
From our worldly care set free,

May we rest this night with thee,
4 When the morn shall bid us rise,

May we feel thy presence near !
May thy glory meet our eyes,

When we in thy house appear.
There afford us, Lord, a taste
Of our everlasting feast.
5 May thy gospel's joyful sound,

Conquer sinners, comfort saints;
Make the fruits of grace abound,

Bring relief for all complaints :
Thus may.

all our Sabbaths prove,
Till we join the church above.

HYMN 122. C. RI..
God speaking peace to his people.
TNITE, my roving thoughts, unite,

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And thou, my soul, sit gently down

At thy great Sov’reign's feet,

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64 HYMN CXXIII. CXXIV. CXXV. B. II. 2 Jehovah's awful voice is heard,

Yet gladly I attend;
For lo! the everlasting God

Proclaims himself my friend. 3 Harmonious accents to my soul,

The sounds of peace convey;
The tempest at his word subsides,

And winds, and seas obey.
4 By all its joys, I charge my heart

To grieve his love no more;
But charm'd by melody divine,
To give its follies o’er.

HYMN 123. L. M.
Commencement of Public Worship.
THY presence, gracious God, afford-

Prepare us to receive thy word;
Now let thy voice engage our ear,

And faith be mixt with what we hear. 2 Distracting thoughts and cares remove,

And fix our hearts and hopes above;
With food divine may we be fed,

And satisfied with living bread. 3 To us thy sacred word apply,

With sov'reign pow'r and energy ;
And inay we in true faith and fear,
Reduce to practice what we hear.

HYMN 124. P. M. 8,7, 4.

At the close of worship. 1 ORD, dismiss us with thy blessing

; Let us each, thy love possessing, Triumph in redeeming grace;

Oh, refresh us!
Tray'lling through this wilderness.
2 Thanks we give, and adoratinn,

For thy Gospel's joyful sound;
May the fruits of thy salvation
In our hearts and lives abound :

May thy presence
With us evermore be found.
3 So, whene'er the signal's giv'n,

Us from earth to call away;
Borne on angels' wings to hear'n,
Glad to leave our cumb'rous clay,

May we, ready,
Rise and reign in endless day!
ob; HYMN 125. L. M.

Social Worship 1 6 HERE two or three with sweet accord,



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Meet to recount his acts of grace,

And offer solemn pray'r and praise2 There, says the Saviour, will I be,

Amid this little company ;
To them unveil my shining face,

And shed my glories round the place.” 3 We meet at thy command, dear Lord,

Relying on thy faithful word;
Now send thy spirit from above,
Now fill our hearts with heav'nly love,

HYMN 126. 8s.

Our God forever.
God is the ,
Our faithful, unchangeable friend;
Whose love is as large as his pow'r,

And neither knows measure nor end; 2 'Tis Jesus, the first and the last,

Whose spirit shall guide us safe home, We'll praise him for all that is past,

And trust him for all that's to come.


HYMN 127. P. M. 8, 7.

Declension of Religion lamented.

NCE, O Lord, thy garden flourish'd,

Ev'ry part look'd gay and green ;
Then thy word our spirits nourish'd,

Happy seasons we have seen !
2 But a drought has since succeeded,

And a sad decline we see ;
Lord, thy help, is greatly needed,

Help can only come from thee.
3 Some, in whom we once delighted,
We shall meet no more below

; Some, alas ! we fear are blighted,

Scarce a single leaf they show. 4 Dearest Saviour, hasten hither,

Thou canst make them bloom again ;
Oh, permit them not to wither,
Let not all our hopes be vain !
HYMM 128. P. M. 8, 7, 4.

Prayer for a Revival.
1 SAVIOUR, visit thy plantation :

Grant us, Lord, a gracious rain!
All will come to desolation,

Unless thou return again.

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