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Enough, if Thou at last

The word of blessing give,
And let us rest beneath Thy feet,

Where Saints and Angels live.

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All glory, Lord, to Thee,

Whom heaven and earth adore ;
To Father, Son, and Holy Ghost,
One God for evermore. Amen.

Sir H. W. Baker,

St. Bartholomew's Day.

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BLESSED are they whose hearts are pure,

From guile their spirits free;
To them shall God reveal Himself,

They shall His glory see.

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Their simple souls upon His word,

In fullest light of love,
Place all their trust, and ask no more

Than guidance from above:
3 Who in meek faith unmixed with doubt

The engrafted word receive,
Whom the first sign of heavenly power

Persuades, and they believe:

4. They, as they walk the painful world,

See hidden glories rise;
Our God the sunshine of His love

Unfolds before their eyes.

5 For them far greater things than these

Doth Christ the Lord prepare ;
Whose bliss no heart of man can reach,

No human voice declare.

6* To Father, Son, and Holy Ghost,

The God whom we adore,
Be glory, as it was,

is

now,
And shall be evermore. Amen.

H. Alford,

St. Matthew's Day.

241.
1 JESUS calls us o'er the tumult

Of the world's wild restless sea :
Day by day His sweet voice soundeth,

Saying, Christian, follow Me.

2 Jesus calls us from the worship

Of the vain world's golden store,
From each idol that would keep us,

Saying, Christian, love Me more.

3 In our joys and in our sorrows,

Days of toil and hours of ease,
Still He calls in cares and pleasures,

Christian, love Me more than these. 4 Jesus calls us : by Thy mercies,

Saviour, may we hear Thy call,
Give our hearts to Thy obedience,

Serve and love Thee best of all.

5* Glory be to God the Father,

Glory be to God the Son,
Glory be to God the Spirit,

Co-eternal Three in One.

Amen.

St. Michael & All Angels.

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1 AROUND the throne of God a band

Of bright and glorious Angels stand ;
Sweet harps within their hands they hold,
And on their heads are crowns of gold.

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Some wait around Him, ready still
To sing His praise and do His will ;
And some, when He commands them, go
To guard His servants here below.

3 Lord, give Thy Angels every day

Command to guide us on our way,
And bid them every evening keep
Their watch around us while we sleep.

4 So shall no wicked thing draw near,

To do us harm, or cause us fear,
And we shall dwell, when life is past,
With Angels round Thy throne at last.

5 Praise God, from whom all blessings flow,

Praise Him, all creatures here below,
Praise Him above, ye heavenly host,
Praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost. Amen.

3. M. Neale.

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THINE Angels, Christ! we laud in solemn

lays,
Our elder brethren of the crystal sky,

Who, 'mid Thy glory's blaze,

The ceaseless anthem raise,
And gird Thy throne in faithful ministry.

We celebrate their love, whose viewless wing
Hath left for us so oft their mansion high,

The mercies of their King

To mortal saints to bring,
Or guard the couch of slumbering infancy.

But Thee, the First and Last, we glorify,
Who, when Thy world was unk in death and

sin,
Not with Thine hierarchy,

The armies of the sky,
But didst with Thine own arm the battle win.

Therefore, with Angels and Archangels, we
To Thy dear love our thankful chorus raise,

And tune our songs to Thee

Who art, and art to be,
And endless as Thy mercies sound Thy praise.

Bp. R. Heber.
St. Luke's Day.

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LIFT high the song of praise

For him whose holy pen
Gave down the hymns of other days

To glad the sons of men !

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Glory to God on high,

And peace upon the earth,
Goodwill to men,” be now proclaimed,

As at the Saviour's birth.
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“ The Lord to magnify,

Be lifted every voice,
And in our God and Saviour,

Let every soul rejoice.
4 “With benedictions high

Let Israel's God be praised;
Who hath salvation's mighty horn

Up for His people raised.” 5 And when around our path

The call of death is heard,
Lord, let Thou us depart in peace,

According to Thy word.” 6* To God the Father, Son,

And Holy Ghost be given
Eternal praise by saints on earth,
And angel choirs in heaven. Amen.

H. Alford.

St. Simon & St. Jude.

245.
LET the Church of God rejoice

For the Apostles' fostering care,
For the sounding of their voice,

For their preaching and their prayer ;

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