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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,
He bears a Father's mind.
I pin'd and shrank; He made me whole. 4 Return, unto thy rest,
Return my weary heart,
My rescue, Lord, thou art.
My feet from falling, God uprears. 5 Now in Jehovah's sight,
To walk at large I'll dare,
Speed fearless here and there.
'Twas mine but only to lie low,” 6 “ To cry in anguish sore,
Mankind is but a lie;'
What offering meet have I ?
I lift, and name thy Name, O Lord. 7 My vows to Israel's King
Make haste and let me pay;
Mine homage, due to-day.
Is precious to Jehovah's Eye.
Thine own, thine handmaid's son:
My praises thou hast won.
My vows to Israel's King,
Make haste, and let me pay,
Mine homage due to day;
L. M.-Psalm cxvii.
I ALL nations, praise the Lord above,
All realms with melody adore;
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 !
Attend our humble cry;
Thy blessing from on high:
Grant us thy Holy Spirit, Lord ! 2 If earthly parents hear
Their children when they cry;
Their children's wants supply ;
3 Our heavenly Father! Thou
We—children of thy grace-
Descend and fill the place;
And all unite to praise thy name. 4 Oh, may that sacred fire,
Descending from above,
With fervent zeal and love;
And teach our grovelling souls to rise. 5 And send thy Spirit down
On all the nations, Lord!
The preaching of thy word;
And cast their idol-gods away.
Among our fallen race,
The temple of thy grace ;
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,
To slay the man of sin.
It þids confusion cease,
To love, and joy, and peace.
Then let our hearts obey
The gospel's glorious sound;
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 ;
My supplication hear;
Incline thy gracious ear. 2 If I have never yet begun
To tread the sacred road,
To Zion's blest abode !
Assist me with thy strength,
And reach thine heaven at length.
Are all compris'd in this,
Grant us, Lord, before we go ;
Life and peace on all bestow,
O direct us,
And protect us!
L. M.- Dismission.
Help us to feed upon thy word :
S. M.-The same.
We'll bless the Saviour's name,
Sing every tongue the same.
the sacred word,
L. M.–At parting. 1 LORD, now we part in thy blest name,
In which we here together came;
To work thy will, and spread thy praise. 2 Teach us in life and death to bless
The Lord our strength and righteousness;
85.-Evening. 1 WHAT though my frail eyelids refuse
Continual watching to keep, And punctual as midnight renews,
Demand the refreshment of sleep;