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5 Father, protect us here below;

Jesus, Thy mercy may we know;

O Holy Ghost, Thy power bestow.
6 O Holy blessed Trinity;

With faith we sinners bow to Thee;
In us, O God! exalted be.

A. T. RUSSELL. 1848.

7.7.7.5. 1078 God is light.-i John 1. 5. 1 TVER blessed Trinity,

purity,
Hear us, while we lift to Thee

Holy chant and psalm.
2 With the beams of morning shine,

Lift on us Thy light Divine,
And let charity benign,

Breathe on us her balm.
3 When around us falls the even,

Let it close on sin forgiven;
Fold us in the peace of heaven,

Shed a holy calm.
4 Ever blessed Trinity,

Dimly here we worship Thee;
With the saints hereafter we
Hope to bear the palm.

GILBERT RORISON. 1866.

6.6.4.6.6.6.4. 1079

Let there be light.-Gen. 1. 3.
1 THOU, whose almighty word

Chaos and darkness heard,
And took their flight,
Hear us, we humbly pray;
And where the Gospel day,
Sheds not its glorious ray,

“Let there be light!”

2 Thou who didst come to bring,
On Thy redeeming wing,

Healing and sight-
Health to the sick in mind,
Sight to the inly blind,
Oh, now to all mankind

“Let there be light!”
3 Spirit of truth and love,
Life-giving, holy Dove,

Speed forth Thy flight!
Move on the waters' face,
By Thine Almighty grace;
And in earth's darkest place

“Let there be light!”
4 Blessed and holy Three,
Glorious Trinity,

Wisdom, love, might;
Boundless as ocean's tide
Rolling in fullest pride,
O’er the world far and wide
“Let there be light!'

JOHN MARRIOTT. 1813,

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THE WORD OF GOD:

ITS EXCELLENCE. 1080 Thy word is ramp unto my feet and a

light unto my path.—Ps. 119. 105.

WORD of God incarnate! 10

O wisdom from on high!
O Truth unchanged, unchanging !

O Light of our dark sky!

We praise Thee for the radiance

That from the hallowed page,
A lantern to our footsteps,

Shines on from age to age.
2 The Church from her dear Master

Received the gift Divine,
And still that light she lifteth

O’er all the earth to shine.
It is the golden casket,
Where

gems

of truths are stored; It is the heaven-drawn picture

Of Christ the living Word.
3 It floateth like a banner

Before God's host unfurled :
It shineth like a beacon

Above the darkling world :
It is the chart and compass,

That o'er life's surging sea,
'Mid mists and rocks and quicksands,

Still guide, O Christ, to Thee,
4 O make Thy Church, dear Saviour,

A lamp of burnished gold,
To bear before the nations

Thy true light as of old;
O teach Thy wandering pilgrims

By this their path to trace,
Till, clouds and darkness ended,
They see Thee face to face !

W. WALSHAM HOW. 1866.
L.M.

1081 Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly.

D to ;

Col. 3. 16.

1

Come as my counsellor from God,
And evermore with me abide.

2 I need Thy light, for I am dark,
And
prone

to
go

from God astray;
Be Thou a lamp unto my feet,

To keep them in the narrow way.
3 I need Thee when the days are bright,

And earthly things look fair and gay,
To point to treasures in the skies,

That cannot change or fade away.
4 Ì need Thee when my aching heart

Is bowed with sorrow, pain, or care;
Through Thee I may my Saviour's voice

In tones of gentlest comfort hear.
5 I need Thee when my foes without

And inward fightings try me sore,
To tell me of the blessèd land

Where conflict shall disturb no more. 6 And when my happy home I reach,

A gladsome psalm my voice shall raise,
And all thy teachings shall unite
In the new song of thankful praise.

THE WORD OF GOD:

ITS INVITATIONS AND PROMISES.

C.M. 1082 If any man thirst, let him

come unto Me, and drink.-John 7. 37. 1 0

WHAT amazing words of grace

Are in the Gospel found, Suited to every sinner's case

Who knows the joyful sound. 2 Poor, sinful, thirsty, fainting souls

Are freely welcome here;

Salvation, like a river, rolls

Abundant, free, and clear.

3 Come then with all your wants and wounds,

Your every burden bring;
Here love, unchanging love, abounds,

A deep, celestial spring :
4 Millions of sinners, vile as you,

Have here found life and
Come then, and prove its virtues too,
And drink, adore, and bless.

S. MEDLEY. 1787.

eace!

JESUN

8.7. 1083 How often would i have gathered thy

children together !—Matt. 23. 37. 1 ESUS calls us o'er the tumult

Of our life's wild restless sea; Day by day His sweet voice soundeth

Saying, “ Christian, follow Me.” 2 Jesus calls us from the worship

Of the vain world's golden store, From each idol that would keep us,

Saying, “ Christian, love Me more.” 3 In our joys and in our sorrows,

Days of toil and hours of ease,
Still He calls, in cares and pleasures,

Christians, love Me more than thesc.". 4 Jesus calls us : by Thy mercies,

Saviour, may we hear Thy call!
Give our hearts to Thy obedience,
Serve and love Thee best of all.

C. F. ALEXANDER. 1853.

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