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4. Here, may thine ears attend
Our interceding cries,
And grateful praise ascend
All fragrant to the skies:
Here may thy word melodious sound,
And spread the joys of heav'n around.
5. Here, may th' attentive throng
Imbibe thy truth and love,

And converts join the song -
Of Seraphim above:

And willing crowds surround thy board With sacred joy and sweet accord. 6. Here, may our unborn sons

And daughters sound thy praise,
And shine like polish'd stones,

Thro' long succeeding days:
Here, Lord, display thy saving power,
Whilst churches stand, and saints adore.

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Hymn 352. s. M.

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EHOLD the morning sun
Begins his glorious way;
His beams thro' all the nations run,
And life and light convey.

2. But where the gospel comes
It spreads diviner light,

It calls dead sinners from their tombs,
And gives the blind their sight.

3. How perfect is thy word!

And all thy judgments just,
For ever sure thy promise, Lord,
And men securely trust.

4. My gracious God, how plain
Are thy directions giv'n!
Oh may I never read in vain,

But find the path to heav'n!

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Hymn 353. c. M.

EARLY, my God, without delay,

I haste to seek thy face;

My thirsty spirit faints away,
Without thy cheering grace.

2. So pilgrims on the scorching sand, Beneath a burning sky

Long for a cooling stream at hand, ·
And they must drink or die.

3. I've seen thy glory and thy pow'r,
Through all thy temple shine:
My God, repeat that heav'nly hour,
That vision so divine.

4. Not all the blessings of a feast
Can please my soul so well,
As when thy richer grace. I taste,
And in thy presence dwell.

5. Not life itself, with all her joys
Can my best passions move,
Or raise so high my cheerful voice,
As thy forgiving love.

Hymn 354. s. M.

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Y God, permit my tongue
This joy, to call thee mine;
And let my early cries prevail
To taste thy love divine.
2. My thirsty, fainting soul

Thy mercy does implore:
Not travellers in desert lands
Can pant for water more.
3. Within thy churches, Lord,

I long to find a place,
Thy pow'r and glory to behold,
And feel thy quick'ning grace.

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4. For life without thy love,
No relish can afford;

No joy can be compar'd with this,
To serve and please the Lord.
5. To thee I'll lift my hands,

And praise thee while I live;
Not the rich dainties of a feast
Such food or pleasure give.

Hymn 355. L. M.

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1. LOW pleasant, how divinely fair,
O Lord of hosts, thy dwellings are!
With long desire my spirit faints
To meet th' assemblies of thy saints.
2. My flesh would rest in thine abode,
My panting heart cries out for God.
My God, my King, why should I be
So far from all my joys and thee ?
3. Blest are the souls that find a place
Within the temple of thy grace ;
There they behold thy gentler rays,
And seek thy face, and learn thy praise.

4. Blest are the men whose hearts are set To find the way to Zion's gate;

God is their strength; and through the road They lean upon their helper God.

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5. Cheerful they walk with growing strength, "Till all shall meet in heav'n at length, "Till all before thy face appear, And join in nobler worship there.

Hymn 356. c. M.

Y soul, how lovely is the place,
To which thy God resorts!
'Tis heav'n to see his smiling face,
Though in his earthly courts.

2. With his rich gifts the heav'nly Dove
Descends and fills the place,

While Christ reveals his wondrous love,
And sheds abroad his grace.

3. Here, mighty God! thy words declare
The secrets of thy will;

And still we seek thy mercy here,
And sing thy praises still.

Hymn 357. c. M.

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ING to the Lord Jehovah's name, And in his strength rejoice; When his salvation is our theme, Exalte be our voice.

2. With thanks approach his awful sight,
And hymns of honour sing:
The Lord's a God of boundless might,
The whole creation's King.

3. Come, and with humble souls adore,
Come, kneel before his face;

Oh may the creatures of his pow'r
Be children of his grace!

4. Now is the time; he bends his ear, And waits for your request;

Come, lest he rouse his wrath, and swear: "Ye shall not see my rest."

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Hymn 358. s. M.

OOME, sound his praise abroad,
And hymns of glory sing:
Jehovah is the sov'reign God,
The universal King.

2. He form'd the deeps unknown ;
He gave the seas their bound;
The wat'ry worlds are all his own,
And all the solid ground.

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3. Come worship at his throne,
Come bow before the Lord :
We are his works and not our own,
He form'd us by his word.

4. To day attend his voice,
Nor dare provoke his rod ;
Come, like the people of his choice,
And own your gracious God.

Hymn 359. L. M.

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OME, let our voices join to raise of solemn praise; God is a sov'reign King: Rehearse His honour in exalted verse.

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2. Come, let our souls address the Lord,
Who fram'd our natures with his word;
He is our shepherd; we the sheep
His mercy chose, his pastures keep.
3. Scize the kind promise, while it waits,
And march to Zion's heav'nly gates;
Believe and take the promis'd rest :
Obey, and be for ever blest.

Hymn 360. s. M.

HY name, almighty Lord,

THY

Shall sound through distant lands; Great is thy grace, and sure thy word; Thy truth for ever stands.

2. Far be thine honour spread,
And long thy praise endure,
'Till morning light and evening shade
Shall be exchang'd no more.

Hymn 361. c. M.

OW did my heart rejoice to hear
My friends devoutly say,

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