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When close to me sad anguish came,

I nam'd aloud Jehovah's name: 3 “Now free my soul, O Lord”

The Lord most true and kind,
The Just One, our Ador'd,-

He bears a Father's mind.
The Lord preserves the simple soul:

I pin'd and shrank; He made me whole. 4 Return, unto thy rest,

Return my weary heart,
With the Lord's bounty blest ;

My rescue, Lord, thou art.
My soul from death, mine eyes from tears,

My feet from falling, God uprears. 5 Now in Jehovah's sight,

To walk at large I'll dare,
In fields of life and light,

Speed fearless here and there.
I have believ'd; my words must flow:

'Twas mine but only to lie low,” 6 “ To cry in anguish sore,

Mankind is but a lie;'
Now, while his love runs o'er,

What offering meet have I ?
The cup of blessing at thy board

I lift, and name thy Name, O Lord. 7 My vows to Israel's King

Make haste and let me pay;
His tribes shall see me bring

Mine homage, due to-day.
The death his holy ones shall die.

Is precious to Jehovah's Eye.
8 Thine am I; - hear from heaven,

Thine own, thine handmaid's son:
My fetters thou hast riven,

My praises thou hast won.
Mysacrifice of thanks I frame,
And call upon Jehovah's name.


My vows to Israel's King,

Make haste, and let me pay,
'Mid all his people bring

Mine homage due to day;
In his own courts, his holy ground,
Thy bulwarks, Salem, glittering round.


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L. M.-Psalm cxvii.

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I ALL nations, praise the Lord above,

All realms with melody adore;
For mighty o'er us is His love,

The Lord's high truth is evermore.


78.- The same. I HALLELUJAH, praise the Lord !

Praise him every Heathen land; Praise him all with one accord,

Through the earth each scatter'd band. 2 Mighty is the tender love,

Which for us his will hath stor'd; No decay his truth shall

prove : Hallelujah, praise the Lord !

148th M.-Prayer for the Holy Spirit.
1 O THOU that hearest prayer!

Attend our humble cry;
And let thy servants share

Thy blessing from on high:
We plead the promise of thy word,

Grant us thy Holy Spirit, Lord ! 2 If earthly parents hear

Their children when they cry;
If they, with love sincere,

Their children's wants supply ;
Much more wilt thou thy love display,
And answer when thy children pray. .

3 Our heavenly Father! Thou

We—children of thy grace-
0, let thy Spirit now

Descend and fill the place;
That all may feel the heavenly flame,

And all unite to praise thy name. 4 Oh, may that sacred fire,

Descending from above,
Our frozen hearts inspire

With fervent zeal and love;
Enlighten our beclouded eyes,

And teach our grovelling souls to rise. 5 And send thy Spirit down

On all the nations, Lord!
With great success to cro

The preaching of thy word;
That heathen lands may own thy sway,

And cast their idol-gods away.
6 Then shall thy kingdom come

Among our fallen race,
And the whole earth become

The temple of thy grace ;
Whence pure devotion shall ascend,
And songs of praise, till time shall end.

602. S.M.—The word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than

any two-edged sword.” Heb. iv. 12. 1 THY word, Almighty Lord,

Where'er it enters in,
Is sharper than a two-edged sword,

To slay the man of sin.
2 Thy word is power and life,

It þids confusion cease,
And changes envy, hatred, strife,

To love, and joy, and peace.


Then let our hearts obey

The gospel's glorious sound;
And all its fruits from day to day,

Be in us and abound.


L. M.-“ Search me, O God!" Ps. cxxxix. 23, 24. 1 SEARCH, Lord ! O search, my inmost heart!

And light, and hope, and joy impart ;
From guilt and error set me free,
And guide me safe to heaven and Thee.

C.M.- Earnestness. Ps. Ixxxiv. 8.
1 LORD God, omnipotent to bless,

My supplication hear;
Guardian of Jacob, to my voice

Incline thy gracious ear. 2 If I have never yet begun

To tread the sacred road,
O teach my wandering feet the way

To Zion's blest abode !
3 Or, if I'm travelling in the path,

Assist me with thy strength,
And let me swift advances make,

And reach thine heaven at length.
4 My care, my hope, my first request,

Are all compris'd in this,
To follow where thy saints have led,
And then partake their bliss.

P. M.—“ Shew me a token for good.” Ps. Ixxxvi. 17.
1 OF thy love some gracious token

Grant us, Lord, before we go ;
Bless thy word which has been spoken,

Life and peace on all bestow,
When we join the world again,
Let our hearts with thee remain;

O direct us,

And protect us!
Till we gain the heavenly shore,
Where thy people want no more.


L. M.- Dismission.
| DISMISS us with thy blessing, Lord ;

Help us to feed upon thy word :
All that has been amiss forgive;
And let thy truth within us live.


S. M.-The same.
1 ONCE more before we part,

We'll bless the Saviour's name,
Record his mercies every heart,

Sing every tongue the same.


the sacred word,
And feed thereon and grow;
Go on to seek and know the Lord,
And practise what you


L. M.–At parting. 1 LORD, now we part in thy blest name,

In which we here together came;
Grant us our few remaining days

To work thy will, and spread thy praise. 2 Teach us in life and death to bless

The Lord our strength and righteousness;
And grant us all to meet above,
Then shall we better sing thy love!


85.-Evening. 1 WHAT though my frail eyelids refuse

Continual watching to keep, And punctual as midnight renews,

Demand the refreshment of sleep;

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