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3 We pray to thee---receive our prayer ;

We thank thee, Lord-accept our praise Bestow the solace of thy care,

And keep our footsteps in thy ways. 4 Uplift our thoughts above the things

Which tend to darken and depress,
And fill us with the comfortings

Which elevate, and calm, and bless.

L. MI.

11
1 AWAY from every mortal care,

Away from earth our souls retreat ;
We leave this worthless world afar,

And wait and worship near thy seat. 2 If Satan rage, and sin grow strong,

Here we receive some cheering word ; We gird the gospel armour on,

To fight the battles of the Lord. 3 Or, if our spirit faints and dies,

Our conscience galled with inward stings: Here doth the righteous Sun arise

With healing beams beneath his wings. 4 Father! my soul would still abide

Within thy temple, near thy side ; But, since my feet must hence depart,

Still keep thy dwelling in my heart.

12

S. M.
1 JESUS, we look to thee,

Thy promised presence claim!
Thou in the midst of us shall be,

Assembled in thy name.
? We wieet thy grace to take,

Which thou hast freely given;
We meet on earth for thy dear sake,

That we may meet in heaven.
3 Present we know thou art,

But, oh, thyself reveal!
Now, Lord, let my waiting heart

Thy mighty comfort feel !
4 Oh may thy quickening voice

The death of sin remove,
And bid our inmost souls rejoice,

In hope of perfect love! 13

S. J.
1 HOW charming is the place

Where my Redeemer God
Unveils the beauties of his face,

And sheds his love abroad.
2 Not the fair palaces

To which the great resort,
Are once to be compared with this,

Where Jesus holds his court.

3 Here on the mercy-seat,

With radiant glory crown'u,
Our joyful eyes behold him sit,

And smile on all around.

4 To him their prayers and cries

Each humble soul presents;
He listens to their broken sighs,

And grants them all their wants.

C. M.

14
1 DEAR Shepherd of thy people, here

Thy presence now display,
As thou hast given a place for prayer,

So gire us hearts to pray.
2 Show us some token of thy love,

Our joyful hopes to raise,
And pour thy blessing from above,

That we may render praise.
3 The feeling heart, the melting eye,

The humbled mind beston,
And shine upon us from on high,

To make our graces grow.
4. May we in faith receive thy word,

In faith present our prayers,
And in the

presence of our Lord Unbosom all our cares.

12

S. M.
1 JESUS, we look to thee,

Thy promised presence claim!
Thou in the midst of us shall be,

Assembled in thy name.
2 We nieet thy grace to take,

Which thou hast freely given; We meet on earth for thy dear sake,

That we may meet in heaven.
3 Present we know thou art,

But, oh, thyself reveal!
Nou, Lord, let my waiting heart

Thy mighty comfort feel !
4 Oh may thy quickening voice

The death of sin remove,
And bid our inmost souls rejoice,

In hope of perfect love! 13

S, M.
1 HOW charming is the place
Where

my

Redeemer God
Unveils the beauties of his face,

And sheds his love abroad.

2 Not the fair palaces

To which the great resort,
Are once to be compared with this,

Where Jesus holds his court.

2 That rich, atoning blood,

Which sprinkled round we see,
Provides for those who come to God,

An all-prevailing plea.

3 Beyond our utmost wants,

His love and power can bless ;
To those who seek his face, he grants

More than they can express.

4 Thine image, Lord, bestow,

Thy presence and thy love; We ask to serve thee here below,

And reign with thee above.

S. M.

17
1 OUR Heavenly Father calls,

And Christ invites us near ;
With both, our friendship shall be sweet,

And our communion dear.

2 God pities all our griefs ;

He pardons every day ; Almighty to protect our souls,

And wise to guide our way.

3 How large his bounties are !

What varied stores of good, Diffused from our Redeemer's hand,

And purchased with his blood !

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