2 0, grant that each of us

Now met before thee here,
May meet together thus,

When thou and thine appear :
To thy blest presence may we come,
And dwell in an eternal home.

722. 8 & 7s. M. ADAMS.

Close of Worship 1 Part in peace! with deep thanksgiving,

Rendering, as we homeward tread, Gracious service to the living,

Tranquil memory to the dead. 2 Part in peace ! such are the praises

God, our Maker, loveth best; Such the worship that upraises

Human hearts to heavenly rest.

723. 8 & 7s. M. ANON.

Prayer for Guidance. 1 LEAD us, Heavenly Father, lead us

O’er the world's tempestuous sea ; Guard us, guide us, keep us, feed us,

For we have no help but thee; Still possessing every blessing,

If our God our Father be. 2 Spirit of our God, descending,

Fill our hearts with heavenly joy, Love with kind affections blending,

Pleasures time can never cloy ; Thus provided, pardoned, guided,

Nothing shall our peace destroy.

724. 8 & 7s. M.

Close of Divine Service. 1 What of truth we have been hearing,

Fix, O Lord, in every heart; In the day of thy appearing,

May we share thy people's part. 2 Truth! how sacred is the treasure !

Teach us, Lord, its worth to know; Vain the hope, and short the pleasure,

Which from other sources flow.

3 Till we leave this world forever,

May we live beneath thine eye;
This our aim, our sole endeavor,

Thine to live, and thine to die.


Prayer for a Blessing.
1 GLORIOUS in thy saints appear;

Plant thy heavenly kingdom here;
Light and life to all impart;
Shine on each believing heart;

2 And, in every grace complete,

Make us, Lord, for glory meet;
Till we stand before thy sight,
Partners with the saints in light.



726. 75. M. H. K. WHITE.

1 CHRISTIANS, brethren, ere we part,

Every voice and every heart
Join, and to our Father raise
One last hymn of grateful praise.

2 Though we here should meet no more,

Yet there is a brighter shore;
There, released from toil and pain,

There, we all may meet again.
3 Now to Him who reigns in heaven,

Be eternal glory given !
Grateful for thy love divine,
O, may all our hearts be thine.

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1. Common Metre.
To Thee, whose temple is all space;

Whose altar, earth, sea, skies;
One chorus let all beings raise,

All nature's incense rise.


Long Metre.
Be thou, O God, exalted high;
And as thy glory fills the sky,
So let it be on earth displayed,
Till thou art here as there obeyed.

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III. Short Metre.
To God the only wise,

Our Saviour and our King,
Let all who dwell below the skies
Their grateful praises sing.

IV. Hallelujah Metre.
Now to the King of Heaven
Your cheerful voices raise;
To him be glory given,
Power, majesty and praise.

Wide as he reigns,
His name be sung,
By every tongue,
In endless strains.

V. Seven Syllable Metre.
All who vital breath enjoy,
In God's praise that breath employ,
And in one great chorus join;
Praise, O praise the name divine.

Ten Syllable Metre.
Burst into praise, my soul! all nature join!
Angels and men in harmony combine;
While human years are measured by the sun,
And while eternity its course shall run.

Eleven Syllable Metre. COME, let us adore Him, come, bow at his feet; O give him the glory, the praise that is meet; Let joyful hosannas unceasing arise, And join the full chorus that gladdens the skies.

It was thought unnecessary to give Doxologies in any other than the above simple metres. An easy transition may be made from other metres into one of these. The Long Metre Doxology may be sung with a hymn in Long Metre Six Lines ; the Seven Syllable Metre Doxology may be sung with a hymn in Eight and Seven Syllable Metre; and so on, according to the taste and discretion of the Minister or Choir.


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