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T. 36. 2 O may he so sensibly LORD. Jesus Christ, thy body's, Head That we, in humility,

Bless us with his grace and favor, and Saviour, On us, thy children, deign to look in May he, in his mercy, grant

May rejoice in him, our Saviour; favor; Our grateful hearts with thanks are

for, all we want.

weep overflowing, Before thee bowing. 3 May his presence constantly

Yield us joy and consolation, 2 What peace do we derive, what In the certain hope that he consolation,

Wilt regard our supplication, What strength from thy atoning death Grant our pray’rs, and much more give and passion!

Than we're worthy to receive. Impress'd with holy rev'rence, we a- 4 This be our supreme delight, dore thee, And fall before thee.

To'remain in closest union - 3 Thy goodness, as thy pow's, is past With our Lord, both day and night, expression;

And enjoy his sweet communion; We trust, that thou, whene’er with This our heav’n, while here we stay, supplication

Him to love, serve and obey.
We seek thy face, in mercy wilt ac-
cept us,
And not reject us.

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4 O Lord, thou great High-Priest of O THOU, who in the sanctuary

. our profession, Who at God's right-hand makest in- Dost minister ! thy church supply tercession,

With incense for her pray'r; And by, thy pow'rful pray’rs to help Grant to us all a cheerful heart ;. the needy

Art ever ready. A burning, steady light impárt,

Defended from all noxious air. 5 The many drops of blood which from thee flowed,

2 Lord, give us an attentive ear, The streams of tears, which oft thy which may thy voice distinctly hear, cheeks bedewed,

An

eye to view thee still; Are all in our behalf for mercy plead-And priestly lips to tell thy praise, ing. And interceding

And feet earth's rugged craggy ways

To traverse, without fearing ill. 6 O may thy'church before thee bloom 3 Oar hands for blessing liallow'd be, like flowers,

Our bodies temples be to thee, Unto thy praise, thro' thy atonement's

Our souls enjoy thy peace; powers;

A breeze divine our spirits cheer,
Yea, glorify thy name in us, dear Sa-
viour,
Both now and ever!

Granit us, thy still small voice to hear,

Unknown, save to thy flock of gcace.

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590. T. 83.

T. 79. FLOCK of Christ, in fellowship

O MAY the God of mercies, Offer fervent supplication, Who perfecteth his praises Whether to rejoice, or weep,

Out of the sucklings' mouth, We may now have most occasion; Grant us so blest a feeling When the lips no more can pray,

Of his most gracious dealing, Sighs will find to him their way. That we adore his grace and truth!

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2 May he give us his unction, Thyflocks preserve in peace and unitý, To tell, with heart's compunction, And walk amongst them with complaThe wonders of his grace;

centy. A constant deep impression

6 From grace to grace still farther lead Of Jesus' wounds and passion,

us on, And simple, childlike cheerfulness. And finish the good work thou hast

[begun, 3 Lord, our High Priest and Saviour ! That we thy saving name may magnify, Pour fire and spitit's fervor

And forthybittertorments yield theejoy. On all thy priestly bands';

7 Thy messengers, who storms and When we are interceding,

waves disdain

[to gain, And for thy people pleading, To teach the nations, and their souls

Give incense, and hold up our hands. Bless thou, and touch their lips with 4 By thine illumination,

hallow'd fire ;

[inspire. Thy church's situation

To witness of thy death, their tongues In the true light we trace; 8 May thy whole flock by thee, their We rise from pray't with blessing, Shepherd, led, O'ercome what is distressing, Afford theejoy and in thy footsteps tread; Throʻthee, and run with joy our race. Unto eternal life let us, by faith,

Feed on the merits of thy blood and T. 583

death. LORD Jesus, may thy blood-bought 9 May all thy people, far and near, church increase

full, From day to day in knowledge and in Supported by thy aid, thy holy will; grace;

To thee all praise, all honor doth pertain, To all her choirs those special bles- Let all who love thy name, reply,Amen! sings grant,

want. Which they in their degree and measure

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T. 583 2 Thy servants and thy handmaids THOU hast thy church appointed, keep in faith,

[death; Lord, that she [should be; And ground them all on thy atoning O'er all the world unto thy praise Let those, who have the care of souls, Achurch, who in herself is void of good,

[rous be. And yet by thee with grace and pow'r Be taught; thus will their labor prosp'. endow'd. 3 May all our pastors who instruct thy 2 Teach us to pray for all the ransom'd sheep,

(withhold, Firm to the word of thy atonement keep; Lord! from thy church no needful gifts Toactasin thy sight, Ogivethem grace, As Head and Ruler in thy house remain, In word and walk may they show forth. And be the Leader of the witness-train. thy praise,

3 Grant that we all may stedfastly adhere 4 For all our meetings, for each con- To those great truths, by thee to us ference

(nance, made clear; We crave the blessings of thy counte- Altho’we have butlittle strength,maywe Keep in the bond of harmony and love Abiding in thy word, preserved be. All elders, and their strength in weak- 4 Oletthy congregation feel thy peace, ness prove.

And daily may her joy in thee increases 5 Remain our Lord, our Shepherd, Preserve hergraciously from ev'ry harm, Head and King,

Protect her by thy strong and mighty And each toth’other in subjection bring. arm.

by thee

fold:

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dost impart

food,

5 Grant her to thee an ever free access,

T, 11. That cheerful to the mark she onward LORD, with ev'ry needful grace

press ; And far and near, supported by thy aid, Bless thy church in ev'ry place; Extend thy knowledge, and thy gospel Fill her with thy love divine, spread.

And each member own as thine. 6 Thou know'st her wants, and comfort 2 Grant us all to feel thy peace,

[heart:

Set each troubled heart at ease; Unto each needy, poor, and sin-sick Purify us by thy blood, Yea, bythy body andthy precious blood Which hath brought us nigh to God. Thougiv'st to her an ever-strength’ning

597. T. 185. 7 By thee, as Shepherd of the flock, GRACIOUS Saviour, bless thy conwe're led,

gregation, Till we shall join the church now per

Richly all her wants supply; fected :

Be our only joy and consolation, Till then thy blessed aim with us fulfil, Till we quit mortality : And teach us in all things to do thy will. Of each weight may we be more di

vested, 595.*

Live beneath thy sceptre unmolested, T. 1.

In thy matchless radiance shine, O SON of God, High-Priest & Lamb Filled with thy love divine.

once slain, Behold the purchase of thy bitter pain.

2 Cheer thy chosen witnesses, O Jesus,

Who thy dying love proclaim, 2 Thou see'st us here assembled in That with joy they may to distant places thy name,

Bear thy great and glorious name: To feel thy gracious presence is our aim, By thy arm o may they be defended 3 Unto each married pair that favor Till their pilgrimage on earth is ended, grant,

And they are with thee at rest : Thee and thy church, O Lord, to re- Lord, we pray, hear our request. present.

T. 22. 4 O may the single men be filld with zeal

LORD Jesus, with thy presence bless, To serve and follow thee and do thy will. By land and sea, thy witnesses ; 5 And grant the single women grace In ev'ry trial prove their Friend.

In ev'ry danger them defend, to be True virgin hearts devoted unto thee. 2 O may thy word in Christendom

Be blest, and may thy kingdom come; 6 O may the children true obedience May all thy ministers succeed show,

In bringing fruit to thee their Head. And as in

years, in grace and knowledge grow.

3 Preserve in constant love and peace,

And thro' thy blessing, still increase 7 Be thou the consolation, help and Thy little flocks, which far and near stay,

(pray. In towns and villages appear. Of widowers and widows, Lord, we 4 Thy thoughts of peace o'er us fulfil, 8 Give unto all the needful gifts and Incline our hearts lo do thy will; grace,

[place. Thy gospel make more fully known, Yea, bless each soul thou hast in ev'ry May all the world thy goodness own.

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T. 22.

12 For all put in authority

We supplicate most fervently; ACCORDING to thy mercy, Lord, The magistrates thou hast ordain'd frue christian faith to us afford, Support by thy almighty hand, That we thy kindness, love and grace, In guarding church and state give May taste throughout our future racę.

them success; 2 Hold over us thy gracious hand,

The land in which we live protect and Protect and keep us to the end

bless. From earthly noise and misery, 3 From strife and tumult, God of Retir'd and still to walk with thee.

grace, 3 O grant that we may thine remain, Preserve us, bless the land with peace; And deeper ground in thee obtain;

May all men willingly obey Yea, give us to our latest breath Rulers, ordain'd to bear the sway; T'enjoy the merits of thy death.

And under their protection, grant that

we 600. T. 22.

May live in godliness and honesty. ATTEND, O Saviour, to our pray'r! All things by thy appointment are; The world o govern for the best!

602.* T. 1. The Lord of all thou art confest. O LORD, asham'd and blushing we 2 Thou who on earth the sick didst heal, declare, And to the poor thy love reveal, That we thy poor insolvent debtors O comfort by a look from thee

aré, AH who are now in misery.

2 O lift on us thy gracious counten3 Nearer and nearer draw us still; ance, Might all but know thy holy will: In mercy look upon our indigence. Subdue all pride and stubbornness, 3 Grant us each blessing purchas'd by O Lord, by thy prevailing grace.

thy blood, 4. Preserve by thy möst gracious aid

O’erstream our souls with that atoning

flood. Those who have thee their Refuge

made; Grant that, in all things free from blame,

603.* I. 151. In meekness they may praise thy name.

AMEN, this the conclusion

Of our petitions, be :
OFT as the church the blessings weighs Lord, by thy blood's effusion,
Deriv'd from Jesus' saving grace,

Let us belong to thee.
And ponders on his faithful care, Thus we await, possessing
Which she each day doth richly share, True bliss while we are here,
By love constrain'd, to pray she is inclin'd The time, when joys unceasing
For the prosperity of all mankind. We once with thee shall share.

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XXXI. Of the Christian Church in general, and the

Brethren’s Congregations in particular.

T. 520.

604. T. 167.

605.* GLORIOUS things of thee are PRAISE God for ever! spoken

Boundless is his favor Zion, city of our God!

To his church and chosen flock, He whose words can ne'er be broken, Founded on Christ the Rock,

Form'd thee for his own abode: His almighty Son; On the Rock of ages founded,

On fair mount Zion, What can shake thy sure repose ?

By his Spirit, grace and word : With salvation's walls surrounded,

Blest city of the Lord ! Thou may'st smile at all thy foes. Thou in spite of ev'ry pow'rful foe

Shalt unshaken stand, and prosp'ring 2 See! the streams of living waters,

grow, Springing from eternal love,

Midst disgrace-to God's praise, Well supply thy sons and daughters,

Both in love and unity,
And all fear of want remove:

To all eternity.
Who can faint while such a river
Ever flows their thirst t'assuage?

2 It plain appeareth, Grace, which like the Lord, the Giver, As God's word declareth, Never fails from

That the Lord his flock defends, age

to

age. 3 Round each habitation hov'ring

Thro'mercy which ne'er ends;

As he was of old
See the cloud and fire appear ! With his chosen fold,
For a glory and a cov'ring,

Thus his pow'r and faithfulness
Showing that the Lord is near: We in the church may trace,
Thus deriving from their banner

For our God his people still protects Light by night and shade by day,

And ’mongst them his righteous throne Safe they feed upon the manna

erects. Which hegives them when they pray. Praises be-giv'n to thee, 5 Blest inhabitants of Zion,

Mighty God, Immanuel, Wash'd in the Redeemer's blood ! That thou with us wilt dwell! Jesus, whom their souls rely on,

3 God our Salvation Makes then kings and priests to God: Feeds his congregation 'Tis his love his people raises

With his word and sacrament; Over self to reign as kings,

All evil doth prevent,
And as priests, his solemn praises That the weak and poor
Each for a thank-off'ring brings.

Here
may

dwell secure; 5 Saviour, if of Zion's city

Order is herein maintain'd I thro'grace a member am; By discipline unstain'd, Let the world deride or pity,

And God's servants watch with faithI will glory in thy name :

ful care Fading is the worldling's pleasure, O'er his flock, and offer fervent pray'r.

All his boasted pomp and show; God our Lord will afford Solid joys and lasting treasure, Righteousness, and joy, and

peace, None but Zion's children know. Until the end of days,

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