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Shad tidings to our ears,

Blind unbelief is sure to err,

When Jesus, from the realis above, And scan bis work in vain :

Borne on the wings of boundless love, God is his own interpreter,

3 Scatter'd the shades of death and night, And he will make it plain.

And spread around his heav'nly light!

By hiro what wondrous grace is shown IV. REDEMPTION. To souls impoverish'd and undone! HYMN 13. (S. M.) 4 He shows, beyond these mortai shores, Job ix. 2-6.

A bright inheritance as ours;

Where saints in light our coming wait Be just before his God!

To share their holy, happy state. if he contend in righteousness,

HYMN 16. (C. M.) We sink beneath his rod.

ALVATION! O the joyful sound, ! If he our ways should mark With strict inquiring eyes,

A sov'reign balm for ev'ry wound,

A cordial for our fears.
Could we for one of thousand faults
A just excuse devise ?

2 Salvation! buried once in sin, 3 All-seeing, pow'rful God!

At hell's dark door we lay; Who can with thee contend? But now we rise by grace divine, Or who that tries th' unequal strife,

And see a heav'nly day. Shall prosper in the end?

3 Salvation! let the echo fly 4 The mountains, in thy wrath,

The spacious earth around; Their ancient seats forsake!

While all the arinies of the sky The trembling earth deserts her place, Conspire to raise the sound. Her rooted pillars shake!

4 Salvation ! O thou bleeding Lamb,

To Thee the praise belongs: $ Ah, how shall guilty man

Our hearts shall kindle at thy name
Contend with such a God?

Thy name inspire our songs.
None, none can meet him, and escape,
But through the Saviour's blood.

Chorus, for the end of each verse

Glory, honour, praise, and power
HYMN 14. (L. M.)

Be unto the Lamb for ever!
Job ix. 30-33.

Jesus Christ is our Redeeiner!
"HOUGH I should seek to wash me

Hallelujah, praise the Lord clean

HYMN 17. In water of the driven snow

(C. M.) My soul would yet its spot retain,

To our Redeemer's glorious Name And sink in'conscious guilt-and wo:

Awake the sacred song!

O may his love (immortal fame!) & The Spirit, in his pow'r divine, Tune every heart and tongue.

Would cast my vaunting soul-to. 2 His love, what mortal thought can Expose the foulness of its sin, (earth;

What mortal tongue display!

[reach And show the vileness of its worth.

Imagination's utmost stretch 3 Ah, not like erring man is God, In wonder dies away.

That men to answer him should dare; 3 He left his radiant throne on high, Condemn'd, and into silence aw'd,

Left the bright realms of bliss, They helpless stand before his bar.

And came to earth to bleed and die 4 There, must a Mediator plead,

Was ever love like this?
Who, God and man, may both em- 4 Dear Lord, while we adoring pay
With God, for man to intercede, (brace; Our humble thanks to thee,

And offer man the purchas'd grace. May every heart with rapture say, $ And lo! the Son of God is slain

"The Saviour died for ine."
To be this Mediator crown'd: 5 O may the sweet, the blissful theme
In Him, my soul, be cleans'd from stain, Full every heart and tongue:
In Him ihy righteousness be found! Till strangers love thy charming name
HYMN 15. (L. M.).

And join the sacred song.
LL glorious God, what hymns of HYMN 18. (III. 3.)

Shall our transported voices raise !

Tune my heart to grateful lays;
What ardent love and zeal are due, Streams of mercy, never ceasing,
While heav'n stands open to our view! Call for ceaseless songs of praise.

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All my soul with sacied pleasure, Convinced that every perfect gif
While I sing redeeming love.

From thee alonie descends.
9 Thou didst seek me when'a stranger, 2 Merey and grace are thing atona,

Wand'ring from the fold of God; And pow'r and wisdom too;
Thou, to save my soul from danger, Without the Spirit of thy Son

Didst redeem me with thy blood. We nothing good can do.
* By thy hand restor'd, defended, 3 Thou all our works in us has

Safe through life thus far I'm come; Our good is all divine; [wrought
Safe, O Lord, when life is ended 'The praise of every holy thought
Bring me to my heav'nly home.

And rigliteous word is thine.
HYMN 19. (C. M.)
Titus iii. 4-7

4 From thee, through Jesus, we receive

The pow'r on thee to call,
For ever ,

In whom we are, and move, and live :-
Who turn'd thee from the fatal paths

Our God is all in all.
Of folly, sin, and shame.

HYMN 22 (III. 1.)
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ING, ny soul, his wondrous love, Which in our works we place:

Who, from yon bright throne above
Salvation from a higher source

Ever watchful o'er our race,
Flows to our fallen race.

Still to man extends his

3 'Tis from the love of God, through 2 Heaven and earth by him were made.

Tbat all our hopes begin ;'(Christ, All is by his sceptre sway'd;
Ais mercy savdour souls from death.' What are we that he should show
And wash'd us from our sin.

So much love to us below?
4 His Spirit, through the Saviour shed, 3 God, the merciful and good,
His sacred fire inparts,

Bought us with the Saviour's blood
Removes our dross, and love divine

And, tu make our safety sure,
Enkindles in our hearts.

Guides us by his Spirit pure.
5 This rais'd from death, we live anew; 4 Sing, my soul, adore his Name;
And, justified by grace,

Let His glory be thy theme:
We hope in glory to appear,

Praise him till he calls thee home,
And see our Father's face.

Trust his love for all to come.
HYMN 20.
(C. M.)

HYMN 23. (S. M.)
OW helpless guilty nature ries,

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YRACE! 'uis a charming soundt
The heart unchang'd can never rise Heav'n with the echo shall resound,
To happiness and God..

And all the earth shall hear.
The will perverse, the passions blind, 2 Grace first contriv'd a way
In paths of ruin stray:

To save rebellious man:
Reasun debas'd can never find

And all the means that grace display
The safe, the narrow way.

Which drew the wondrous plan. 3 Can aught beneath a pow'r divine 3 Grace guides my wandering seet The stubborn will subdue ?

To tread the heav'nly road;
Tis thine, Almighty Saviour, thine, And new supplies each hour I meet,
To form the heart anew.


pressing on to God.
4 'Tis thine the passions to recall, 4 Grace all the work shall crown
Aud upwards bid them rise;

Through everlasting days;
And make the scales of error fall I't lays in heav'n tbe topmost stone
From reason's darken'd eyes.

And well deserves the praise.
6 To chase the shades of death away,
And bid the sinner live,

A beam of heav'n, a vital ray,

HYMN 24. (S. M.)
'Tis thine alone to give.
6 O change these wretched hearts of That soar'd the earth around,

And give them life divine! (ours, buvi a resting place above
Then shall our passions and our pow'rs,

The cheerless waters found;
Almighty Lord, be thine.

2 O cease, my wand'ring soul
HYMN 21.
(C. M.)

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3 Behold the Ark of God,

4 Behold the bless'd assembly there Behold the open door;

Whose names are writ in heav'n Hästen to gain that dear abode, Hear God, the Judge' of all, declare And rove, my soul, no more.

Their sins, through Christ, forgive 4 There, safe thou shalt abide, 5 Angels, and living saints, and deae There, sweet shall be thy rest,

But one communion make; And every longing satisfied,

All join in Christ, their vital Head, With full salvation blest.

And of his love partake.. 5 And, when the waves of ire

HYMN 27. (S. M.) Again the earth shall fill,

LEST is the tie that binds

sove: The Ark shall ride the sea of fire Then rest on Zion's hill.

The fellowship of kindred minds

Is like to that above.
HYMN 25.

(S. M.)

2 Before our Father's throne The house of thine abode,

We pour united prayers, The Church our blest Redeemer sav'd Our fears, our hopes, our aims are one With his own precious blood.

Our comforts and our cares. 2 I love thy Church, O God!

3. We share our mutual woes, Her walls before thee stand,

Our mutual burdens bear; Dear as the apple of thine eye,

And often for each other flows And graven ou thy hạnd.

The sympathizing tear. 3 If e'er to bless thy sons

4 When we at death must part, My voice or hands deny,

How keen, how deep the pain: These hands, let useful skill forsake, But we shall still be join'd in heart, This voice in silence die.

And hope to meet again, 4 If e'er my heart forget

5 From sorrow, toil, and pain, Her welfare, or her wo,

And sin, we shall be free; Let every joy this heart forsake, And perfect love and friendship reigu And every grief o'erflow.

Throughout eternity. 5 For her my tears shall fall,

HYMN 28. (II. 1.)
For her my prayers ascend;

Psalm cxxii.
To her my cares and toils be giv'n,
Till toils and cares shall end.

The Church in Glory.
6 Beyond my highest joy
I prize her heav'nly ways,

That calls my willing soul away

To dwell aniong the blest : Her sweet communion, solemn vows,

For lo! my great Redeemer's pow'r Her hymns of love and praise.

Unfolds the everlasting door, 7 Jesus, thou Friend divine,

And points me to his rest. Our Saviour and our King,

2 Ev'n now, to my expecting eyes Thy hand from every snare and foe

The heav'n-built tow'rs of Salem rise, Shall great deliv'rance bring.

Their glory I survey 8 Sure as thy truth shall last,

I view her mansions, that contain To Zion shall be givin

The angel host, a beauteous train, The brightest glories earth can yield, And shine with cloudless day. And brighter bliss of heav'n.

3 Thither, from earth's remotest end, HYMN 26. (C. M.) Lo! the redeem'd of God ascend, Hebrews xii. 18. 22-24."

Borne on immortal wing;
OT to the terrors of the Lord, There, crown'd with everlasting joy,

In ceaseless hymns their tongues em. Not to the thunder of that word

Before th' Almighty King. (ploy Which God on Sinai spoke':

4 The King a seat hath there prepard, 2 But we are come to Zion's hill, High, on eternal base u preard, The city of onr God;

For his eternal Son:
Where milder words declare his will, His palaces with joy abound;

And spread his love abroad, His saints, by him with glory crown'd. 3 Behold th' innumerable host

Attend and share his throne. of angels cloth'd in light !

5 Mother of cities! o'er thy head Behold the spirits of the just

Bright peace, with healing wings out. those faith is chang'd to sight. 1 For evermore shall dwe: [spread

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The voice of praise and prayer,
And bid the world farewell. The soul's affections, hopes, desires,
HYMN 29. (L. M.)

Ourselves and all we are. 3 Argiks are

Isaiah lii. 1, 2.

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Propicious from the skies,
From dust, and darkness, and the The Lord, the Maker of them all,
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And gird thee with thy Saviour's

From sin he grants release ; [Son,

According to their faith 'tis done, i he fe' #strip of cas e Put all thy beauteous garments on,

He bids them goin peace.
And let thy excellence be known:
Isike to that

HYMN 32. (S. M.)

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9 No more shall foes unclean invade, Welcome to this reviving breast, And fill thy hallow'd walls with dread;

And these rejoicing eyes! No more shall hell's insulting host 3 We share di me. Their vict'ry and thy sorrows boast.

2 The King himself comes near
4 God from on high has heard thy pray. Here may we sit, and see him here

To feast his saints to-day;
His hand thy ruins shall repair: {or,
Nor will thy watchful Monarch cease

And love, and praise, and pray.

3 One day amidst the place 4 15 en we 21 20 To guard thee in eternal peace.

Where Jesus is within, But we shisoite VI. FESTIVALS AND FASTS. Is better than ten thousand dayı THE LORD'S DAY.

of pleasure and of sin.
HYMN 30. (II. 4.) 4 My willing soul would stay
WAKE, ye saints, awake,

In such a frame as this,
And hail this sacred day;

Till it is call'd to soar away
In lofliest songs of praise

To everiasting bliss.
Your joyful homage pay:

HYMN 33. (L. M.)
Welcome of the day nhat

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Return, my soul, enjoy thy rest, The Lord of life arose ;.

Improve the hours thy God hath blest. The callse Se burst the bars of death,

2 This day may our devotions rise, And vanquish'd all our foes: As grateful' incense, to the skies;

And heav'n that sweet repose bestow. Filo! ter great few lnd now he pleads our cause above, eflis preferlu And reaps the fruits of all his love. Which none but they who feel it know!

3 All hail, triumphant Lord ! 3 This peaceful calm within the breast Heav'n with hosannas rings, Is the sure pledge of heav'nly rest,

Which for the church of God remains, Topbear'n-built to 3 And earth, in humbler strains,

Thy praise responsive sings: (slain, Thé end of cares, the end of pains. I met het maastoe! Worthy the Lamb, that once was 4 In holy duties, let the day,

Thro' endless years to live and reign. In holy pleasures, pass away:
4 Great King, gird on thy sword, How sweet, a sabbath thus to spend,
Ascend thy cinqu’ring car; In hope of one that ne'er shall end !

HYMN 34. (II. 3.)
L?! the redeem'def 6 While justice, truth, and love,
Maintain thy glorious war: YREAT God! thissacred day of thing

T Demands the soul's collected There, cround with This day let sinners own thy sway,

Gladly we now to thee resign (pow'rs' la ceaseless himast And rebels cast their arms away! HYMN 31. (C. M.)

These solemn, consecrated hours: His is he day tne Lord he made, may our souls adoring own

The grace that calls us to thy throne To him he voive din homaze pai. 12 All-seeing God! thy piercing eye Vi nose service is our ciroice.

Can every secret thought explore; This is the tempe of the lerd: May wordly cares our bosoms fly, His palaces with par How areadful is this place'i

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3 Thy Spirit's powerful aid impart, Nor let me feel onc vain desire, [day.

And bid thy word, with life divine, One sinful thought, through all the Engage the ear, and warm the heart;/4 Then, to thy courts when I repair, Then shall the day indeed be thine:

My soul shall rise on joyful wing,
Then shall our souls adoring own The wonders of thy love declare,
The grace that calls us to thy throne.

And join the strains which angels
HYMN 35. (II. 4.)

sing. N loud exalted strains

HYMN 38. (III. 1.) O'er heav'n aud earth he reigns,

Lord, I love to worship there, Through everlasting days:

While thy glorious praise is sung, But Zion, with his presence blest, Touch niy lips, unloose my tongue. Is his delight, his chosen rest,

2 While the pray’rs of saints ascend, 2 O King of glory! come,

God of love, to mine attend;
And with thy favour crown
This temple as thy home,

Hear me, for thy Spirit pleads;

Hear, for Jesus iniercedes.
This people as thy own:
Beneath this roof vouchsafe to show 3 While I hearken to thy law,
How God can dwell with men below. Fill my soul with humbic awe,
3 Now let thine ear attend

Till thy gospel bring to me

Life and immortality.
Our supplicating cries;
Now let our praise ascend

4 While thy ministers proclaim Accepted to the skies:

Peace and pardon in thy name;
Now let thy gospel's joyful sound Through their voice, by faith, may I
Spread its celestial influence round. Hear thee speaking from on high.
4 Here may the list ning throng

5 From thy house when I return, Imbibé thy truth and love; May my heart within me burn; Here, Christians join the song

And at ev'ning let me say, Of seraphim above:

" I have walk'd with God to-day.” Till all who humbly seek thy face

HYMN 39. (L. M.)
Rejoice in thy abounding grace.

After Sermon.
HYMN 36. (L. M.)

LMIGHTY Father! bless the word
be gone,

now have heard;
Let my religious hours alone: Omay the precious seed take root,
From flesh and sense I would be free, Spring up, and bear abundant fruit!
And hold communion, Lord, with thee. 2 We praise thee forthe meansofgrace,
2 My heart grows warm with holy fire, Thus in thy courts to seek thy face:
And kindles with a pure desire Grant, Lord! that we who worship here
To see thy grace, to taste thy love, Máy all, at length, in heav'n appear.
And feel thine influence from above.

HYMN 40. (IIL. 5.)
WWhen I can say that God is mine, L Dedimist sis with the blessing
I'll tread the world beneath my feet, Let us each, thy love possessing,
And all that men call' rich and great.

Triumph in redeeming grace ;

O refresh us 4 Send comfort down from thy right To cheer me in this barren land; [hand,

Trav'lling through this wilderness! And in thy temple let me know.

2 Thanks we give, and adoration, The joys that from thy presence flow.

For the gospel's joyful sound;
HYMN 37. (L. M.)

May the fruits of thy salvation

In our hearts and lives abound:
Y op'ning eyes with rapture see


May thy presence My thoughts, O God, ascend to thee,

With us evermore be found! While thus my early vows I pay.

ADVENT 2 I yield my heart to thee alone,

HYMN 41. Nor would receive another guest;

(C. M.) Eternal King ! erect thy throne, HAR Kothe glad sound, the Savioin

And reign solemonarch in my breast. The Saviour promis'd long! 2 O bid this trifling world retire, And drive each carnal thought away; /

Let every heart prepare a throne,

And every voice a song.

Far from my thoughts, vain world, A Which, through thy grace, and

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