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4 Blest be the Lord, Who comes to men

With messages of grace-
Who comes in God His Father's name,

To save our sinful race.

5 Hosanna in the highest strains

The Church on earth can raise !
The highest heavens, in which He reigns,
Shall give Him nobler praise. Amen.

1. Watts.

280.

I

Psalm LXXXI.
SING to the Lord, our might,

With holy fervour sing;
Let hearts and instruments unite

To praise our heavenly King.

2

This is His holy house,

And this His festal day,
When He accepts the humblest vows

That we sincerely pay.

3

The Sabbath to our sires

In mercy first was given ;
The Church her Sabbaths still requires

To speed her on to heaven.

4

We still, like them of old,

Are in the wilderness;
And God is still as near His fold,

To pity and to bless.

2

5 Then let us open wide

Our hearts for Him to fill ;
And He, that Israel then supplied,
Will help His Israel still. Amen.

H. F. Lyte.
Ember Weeks.
281.

(Advent. I O King of Salem, Prince of Peace,

Bid strife among Thy subjects cease!
One is our faith, and one our Lord ;
One body, Spirit, hope, reward :
One God and Father of us all,
On whom Thy Church and people call :
Oh! may we one communion be,

One with each other, one in Thee.
3 Bless all whose voice salvation brings,

Who minister in holy things ;
Our bishops, priests, and deacons bless :

Clothe them with zeal and righteousness. 4 Let many in the judgment day,

Turned from the error of their way,
Their hope, their joy, their crown appear ;
Save those who preach, and those who hear.

Amen.

P. Doddridge. 282.

[Lent.
0 LORD, we come before Thee now

With earnest faith and prayer,
That in the world's great harvest Thou

Wouldst send more labourers there.

I

2 Endue the bishops of Thy flock

With wisdom and with grace
Against false doctrines like a rock

To set the heart and face.

3 To all Thy priests Thy truth reveal,

And make Thy precepts clear,
Make Thou Thy deacons full of zeal

And humble and sincere.

4. Give to their flocks a lowly mind

To hear and to obey :
That each and all may mercy find
At Thine appearing day. Amen.

7. M, Neale. *

I

283.

[Whitsuntide.
THE Saviour, when to heaven He rose
In splendid triumph o'er His foes,
Scattered His gifts on men below;
And wide His royal bounties flow.

2

Hence sprang the Apostles' honoured name,
Sacred beyond heroic fame :
In lowlier forms, to bless our eyes,
Pastors from hence, and teachers rise.

3 From Christ their varied gifts derive,

And, fed by Christ, their graces live;
While, guarded by His potent hand,
'Midst all the rage of hell they stand.

4 So shall the bright succession run,

Through the last courses of the sun ;
While unborn Churches, by their care,
Shall rise and flourish, large and fair.

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.

P. Doddridge.

284.

I

[September.
POUR out Thy Spirit from on high,
Lord, Thine ordained servants bless ;
Graces and gifts to each supply,
And clothe Thy priests with righteousness.

2

Within Thy temple when they stand,
To teach the truth as taught by Thee,
Saviour, like stars in Thy right hand,
Let all Thy Church's pastors be.

3 Wisdom, and zeal, and love impart,

Firmness with meekness from above,
To bear Thy people on their heart,
And love the souls whom Thou dost love :

4 To love, and pray, and never faint,

By day and night strict guard to keep,
To warn the sinner, cheer the saint,
Nourish Thy lambs, and feed Thy sheep.

5 Then, when their work is finished here,

May they in hope their charge resign ;
When the chief Shepherd shall appear,
O God, may they in glory shine. Amen.

7. Montgomery.*

Rogation Days.

I

2

285.
LORD, in Thy Name Thy servants plead,

And Thou hast sworn to hear ;
Thine is the harvest, Thine the seed,

The spring and falling year.
Our hope, when autumn winds blew wild,

We trusted, Lord, with Thee :
And still, now Spring has on us smiled,

We wait on Thy decree.
3 The former and the latter rain,

The Summer sun and air,
The green ear, and the golden grain,

All Thine, are ours by prayer.
4 Thine too by right, and ours by grace,

The wondrous growth unseen,
The hopes that soothe, the fears that brace,

The love that shines serene.

5 Grant us Thy blessings so to use

Here in the world below,
That Thee in Thy new heaven and earth
We never may forego. Amen.

7. Keble.

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