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Psalm CXXXIX. i LORD, Thou hast known mine inmost mind,

Thou dost my path and bed enclose ;
My waking soul on Thee reclines;
On Thee my sleeping thoughts repose :
Where from Thy presence can I fly?
Lord, ever present, ever nigh!
If to the highest heaven I climb,
Or on the wings of morning soar,
Thy dwelling-place salutes me there,
Thy piercing eyes my steps explore :
Where from Thy presence can I fly?

Lord, ever present, ever nigh !
3 And if, to hide the evil thought,

To secret darkness I repair,
A still small voice within me speaks,
And tells that God is also there :
Where from Thy presence can I fly?
Lord, ever present, ever nigh !

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THOU, Lord, the Living Bread

To feed the world hast given ;
And now Thou ever praying art

Upon the hills of heaven.
Thy Church is tost with waves,

The night is drear and dark,
A weary night to them who row

In the storm-beaten bark.

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But walking on the waves,

In the last watch of night,
Thou wilt appear, and in the gloom

Wilt shine with glorious light.

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All swellings of the proud

Thou wilt beneath Thee beat;
The billows of the world will be

A pavement for Thy feet.

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And then, O Lord, Thy Church

In heavenly peace will be,
Securely anchored evermore
In the calm crystal sea. Amen.

C. Wordsworth.

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On the mountain's top appearing,

Lo! the sacred herald stands,
Welcome news to Zion bearing,
Zion long in hostile lands;

Mourning captive !
God Himself will loose thy bands.

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Has thy night been long and mournful ?

Have thy friends unfaithful proved ?
Have thy foes been proud and scornful,
By thy sighs and tears unmoved ?

Cease thy mourning !
Zion still is well beloved !

3 God, thy God, will now restore thee;

He Himself appears thy friend ;
All thy foes shall flee before thee;
Here their boasts and triumphs end :

Great deliverance
Zion's King vouchsafes to send !

4 Enemies no more shall trouble ;

All thy wrongs shall be redress’d;
For thy shame thou shalt have double,
In Thy Maker's favour bless'd ;

All thy conflicts
End in everlasting rest! Amen.

T. Kelly.

St. Andrew's Day.

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O JESUS, Source of holiness !

In whom Thy servants live,
All glory for Thy Saints to Thee,

Saviour of men, we give.

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All glory for Thy chosen band,

To whom the charge was given,
To publish peace from land to land,

And point the way to heaven.

3 All glory for Saint Andrew's faith,

Who sought Thy low abode,
And, warmed by love, his brother led

To Thee, the Lamb of God.

4 For him we bless and praise Thy name,

And humbly pray that we,
Strong in Thy faith, may follow him,

As he, Lord, followed Thee.

5 To Thee, O Father ; Son, to Thee,

To Thee, O Spirit Blest,
Through endless ages glory be

By all Thy Church addrest. Amen.

St. Thomas's Day.

225. I O THOU, Who didst, with love untold,

Thy doubting servant chide,
And bad'st the eye of sense behold

Thy wounded Hands and Side.

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Grant us, like him, with heartfelt awe,

To own Thee God and Lord,
And from his hour of darkness draw

A fuller faith's reward.

3 And while that wondrous record now

Of unbelief we hear,
Oh ! let us only lowlier bow

In self-distrusting fear;

4 And pray that we may never dare

Thy Spirit so to grieve;
But at the last their blessing share

Who see not, yet believe !

5 Our Lord and God, Eternal Son,

To Thee all glory be,
With Father, Spirit, Three in One,

Through all eternity. Amen.

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We walk by faith, and not by sight;

No gracious words we hear
From Him who spoke as never man ;

But we believe Him near.

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We may not touch His Hands and Side,

Nor follow where He trod;
But in His promise we rejoice,

And cry “My Lord and God.

3 Help Thou, O Lord, our unbelief:

And may our faith abound,
To call on Thee when Thou art near,

And seek where Thou art found:

4. That when our life of faith is done,

In realms of clearer light,
We may behold Thee as Thou art

With full and endless sight.

5* To Father, Son, and Holy Ghost,

The God Whom we adore,
Be glory, as it was,
And shall be evermore. Amen.

H. Alford.

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