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3 Never, from Thy pasture roving,
Let them be the lion's prey ;
Keep them all life's dangerous way:
4 Then, within Thy fold eternal,
Let them find a resting-place,
Drink the rivers of Thy grace!
5* Glory give we, praise and blessing,
To the Father, and the Son,
One true God, the Three in One. Amen.
O Christ, who didst at Pentecost
Forth to the battle may they go,
3 Come, ever-blessed Spirit, come !
And make Thy servants' hearts Thy home;
4 O Trinity in Unity,
One only God, and Persons Three !
THINE for ever! God of love,
2 Thine for ever! Lord of life,
Shield us through our earthly strife;
3 Thine for ever! O how blest
They who find in Thee their rest;
4 Thine for ever! Saviour, keep
These Thy frail and trembling sheep ;
Let us all Thy goodness share.
All our wants by Thee supplied,
That earliest wedding day,
It hath not passed away.
2 Still in the pure espousal
Of Christian man and maid,
The three-fold grace is said :
3 For dower of blessèd children,
For love and faith's sweet sake,
Which nought on earth may break.
4 Be present, awful Father,
To give away this Bride,
Out of his own pierc'd side.
5 Be present, Son of Mary,
To join their loving hands,
In Thine eternal bands.
6 Be present, Holiest Spirit,
To bless them as they kneel;
The heavenly Spouse dost seal.
? O spread Thy pure wing o'er them !
Let no ill power find place,
The hallowed path they trace,
8 To cast their crowns before Thee
In perfect sacrifice,
Didst as a guest appear,
Vouchsafe Thy presence here:
The marriage vow to be,
Between the Church and Thee. 3. On those who at Thy altar kneel,
O Lord, Thy blessing pour,
To love Thee more and more.
In purity and love,
A crown of life above.
The God whom we adore,
Burial of the Dead.
Now lay we calmly in the grave