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2 The dying thief, rejoiced to see

That fountain in his day,
And there may sinners, vile as le,

Wash all their sins away. 3 Dear dying Lamb, thy precious blood

Shall never lose its power,
Till all the ransomed Church of God

Be saved to sin no more.
4. E'er since by faith I saw the stream

Thy flowing wounds supply, Redeeming love has been my theme,

And shall be till I die.

5 Then in a nobler, sweeter song,

I'll sing thy power to save, When this poor lisping, stammering

Lies silent in the grave. [tongue, CLOSE OF THE SERVICE.

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(See Music at the end, No. 7.)
1 WHEN shall we meet again,

Meet ne'er to sever!
When shall peace wreathe her chain

Round us for ever?
Our hearts will ne'er repose,
Safe from each blast that blows,
In this dark vale of woes-

Never, no, never !

2 When shall love freely flow,

Pure as life's river?
When shall sweet friendship glow,

Changeless for ever?
Where joys celestial thrill,
Where bliss each heart shall fill,
And fears of parting chill-

Never, no, nerer!
3 Up to that world of light,

Take us, dear Saviour;
There may we all unite

Happy for ever!
Where kindred spirits dwell,
There may our music swell,
And time our joys dispel-

Never, no, never !

4 Soon shall we meet again,

Meet ne'er to sever;
Soon shall peace wreathe her chain

Round us for ever.
Our hearts will then repose,
Safe from each blast that blows,
And songs of praise shall close

Never, no, never ! 90

7's.
1 FOR a season called to part,

Let us now ourselves commend,
To the gracious eye and heart,

Of our ever-present Friend.
2 Jesus! hear our humble prayer !

Tender Shepherd of thy sheep!
Let thy mercy and thy care

All our souls in safety keep. 3 In thy strength may we be strong;

Sweeten every cross and pain ; Give us, if we live, ere long,

Here to meet in peace again. 91

(See Music at the end, No. 1.)
1 FATHER of love and power,
Guard thou our evening hour,

Shield with thy might:
For all thy care this day
Our grateful thanks we pay,
And to our Father pray-

Bless us to-night.

2 Jesus Immanuel,
Come in thy love to dwell

In hearts contrite :
For many

sins we grieve,
But we thy grace receive,
And in thy Word believe-

Bless us to-night.
3 Spirit of truth and love,
Life-giving, holy Dove,

Shed forth thy light!
Heal
every

sinner's smart,
Still every throbbing heart,
. And thine own peace impart-

Bless us to-night.

L. M.

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1 DEAR Saviour ! bless us ere we go,

Thy Word into our minds instil;
And make our lukewarm hearts to glow

With lowly love and fervent will. 2 The day is done, its hours have run;

And thou hast taken 'count of allThe scanty triumphs grace hath won,

The broken vow, the frequent fall. 3 Grant us, dear Lord! from evil ways

True absolution and release ;
And bless us more than in past days

With purity and inward peace.

4 Do more than pardon ; give us joy,

Sweet fear, and holy liberty ; And simple hearts without alloy,

That only long to be like thee. 5 For all we lore, the poor, the sad,

The sinful, unto thee we call ; Oh, let thy mercy make us glad ;

Thou art our Jesus and our all.

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L. M.
1 SUN of my soul, thou Saviour dear,

It is not night if thou be near ;
Oh, may no earth-born cloud arise,

To hide thee from thy servant's eyes. 2 Abide with me from morn till eve,

For without thee I cannot live;
Abide with me when night is nigli,
For without thee I dare not die.

3 If some poor, wandering child of thine,

Have spurned to-day the voice divine,
Now, Lord, the gracious work begin ;
Let him no more lie down in sin.

4 Watch by the sick ; enrich the poor

With blessings from thy boundless store ;
Be every mourner's sleep to-night,
Like infant's slumbers, pure and light.

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