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3 The God of harvest praise ;
With sweet accord.
the Lord. JAMES MONTGOMERY. 1853.
1244 Arise, O Lord, into Thy rest ; Thou, and the
ark of Thy strength.-Ps. 132. 8. 1 IGHT up this house with glory, Lord ;
Enter, and claim Thine own;
Erect Thy temple-throne.
We deck no priestly shrine;
to save is Thine.
To glorify the place;
A plenitude of grace.
No tongues of flame desire;
His purifying fire.
5 Light up this house with glory, Lord
The glory of that love
JOHN HARRIS. 1859. 1245 Peace be within thy wals. —Ps. 122. 7. 1 ORD of hosts, to Thee we raise
Here a house of prayer and praise :
Here to meet for praise and prayer. 2 Let Thy children here be fed
With Thy word, the heavenly bread:
May the weary soul find rest ; 3 Here to Thee a temple stand,
While the sea shall gird the land ;
While the sun and moon endure. 4 Hallelujah!
-earth and sky
JAMES MONTGOMERY. 1853. 1246 That thine eyes may be open toward this
house night and day.—1 Kings 8. 29. .
Unto this joyful day,
And listen as we pray:
For this day's service be
Ourselves, O Lord, to Thee.
2 For this new house we praise Thee,
Reared by Thine own command,
And every willing hand;
Thy glory let us see;
Are nothing without Thee.
3 And oft as here we gather,
And hearts in worship blend, May truth reveal its power,
And fervent prayer ascend; Here
may the busy toiler Rise to the things above; The young—the old—be strengthened,
And all men learn Thy love.
4 And as the years roll over,
And strong affections twine
About this sacred shrine,
Its glory ever be,
Have found their way to Thee.
5 Lord God! our fathers' helper,
Our joy and hope and stay,
Of many a coming day:
We wait before Thy throne,
F. W. GOADBY. 1872.
in thine heart to build an house wnto
My name.—1 Kings 8. 18.
Not for the knowledge earth can give,
That through eternity shall live.
Its place by stranger-feet be trod;
Shall be immortal like their God.
Here bless the word Thyself hast given;
That leads to Jesus, peace, and heaven.
This temple Thy peculiar shrine,
all the praise and glory Thine,
Hear Thou their children, Lord, and Thine!
Be near to us this day.
Thy face has often shone;
Thy will with gladness done. 3 In faith we now renew
Our fathers' Sabbath home,
OPENING SERVICES AND ANNIVERSARIES.
4 Grant, Lord, with this new house
New grace our hearts to cheer, New life within, new power without,
God of our fathers, hear! 5 And if our joy to-day
Be touched with secret pain,
With hymns of gladdest strain, 6 O let the eye of faith
That heavenly temple see,
F. W. GOADBY. 1876.
148th. 1249 This is ... the house of God.—Gen. 28. 17. 1 0
KING of glory, come,
And with Thy favour crown
This people as Thy own:
How God can dwell with man below. 2 Here may Thine ears attend
Our interceding cries,
All fragrant to the skies :
And spread celestial joys around. 3 Here
the attentive throng
Of seraphim above,