175 Who was, and is, and is to come.

The Lord; who is, and who was, and Rev. iy. 8.

who is to come. -Rev. i. 8. 1 TOLY Father, hear my cry;

blessed HI

1 EV Boullesse life and purity, Holy Saviour, bend Thine ear Holy Spirit, come Thou nigh;

Hear us, while we lift to Thee Father, Saviour, Spirit, hear!

Holy chant and psalm.

2 With the beams of morning shine, 2 Father, save me from my sin ;

Lift on us Thy light Divine, Saviour, I Thy mercy crave;

And let charity benign, Gracious Spirit, make me clean

Breathe on us her balm. Father, Son, and Spirit, save!

3 When around us falls the even, 3 Father, let me taste Thy love;

Let it close on sin forgiven; Saviour, fill my soul with peace;

Fold us in the peace of heaven, Spirit come, my heart to move;

Shed a holy calm. Father, Son, and Spirit, bless.

4 Ever blessed Trinity, 1 Father, Son, and Spirit, Thou,

Dimly here we worship Thee ; One Jehovah, shed abroad

With the saints hereafter we All Thy_grace within me now,

Hope to bear the palm. Be my Father and my God.

G. RORISON. 1850. H. BONAR. 1857.

78. Blessed be His glorious name for

ever.-Ps. lxxii. 19 74

Out of the mouths of babes Thou

God of might and majesty, hast perfected praise.—Matt. xxi. 16.

God of heaven and earth and sea,

Blessing, praise, and glory be. !GLORY to the Father give,

God in whom we move and live; 2 To the name of Christ the Lord, Children's prayers He deigns to hear, Son of God, incarnate Word, Children's songs delight His car.

Christ, by whom all things were made,

Be all honour ever paid. ? Glory to the Son we bring, Christ our Prophet, Priest, and King:

3 To the Holy Spirit be Children, raise your sweetest strain

Equal praise eternally, To the Lamb, for He was slain.

With the Father and the Son,

One in name, in glory one. : Glory to the Holy Ghost;

4 This the song of ages past, Be this day a Pentecost;

Song that shall for ever last; Children's minds may He inspire,

Let the ages yet to be Touch their tongues with holy fire.

Join the cheerful melody. : Glory in the highest be

5 Glorious is our God the Lord ! To the blessed Trinity,

Praises, then, with one accord For the Gospel from above,

To His holy name be given,
For the word that God is love.

By the sons of earth and heaven.

H. BONAR. 1860.




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4 Should all the forms that men devise 2 The Bible! the Bible! blest volume of Assault my faith with treacherous art,


[youth! I'd call them vanity and lies,

How sweetly it smiles on the season of And bind the gospel to my heart.

It bids us seek early the pearl of great ISAAC WATTS. 1709.

price, Ere the heart is enslaved in the bondage

of vice.

3 The Bible! the Bible! we hail it with joy Thy Word is a lamp unto my feet. Its truths and its glories

our tongue shall Ps. cxix. 105.


[worth, 1 COW holy the Bible ! how pure is the We'll sing of its triumphs, we'll tell of its

And send its glad tidings afar o'er the

earth. That streams from its pages divine ! 'Tis a star that shines clear through the gloom of the night,

4 The Bible! the Bible! the valleys shall Of jewels a wonderful mine.


[sing ; And hill-tops re-echo the notes that we

Our banners, inscribed with its precepts 2 Tis bread for the hungry, 'tis food for the

and rules,

(schools. A balm for the wounded and sad ; [poor,

Shall long wave in triumph, the joy of our "Tis the gift of a Father; His likeness is

AMERICAN. 1870. there, And the hearts of His children are glad.

C.M. 3 'Tis the voice of the Saviour; how sweet

The commandment is a lamp. in the storm

Prov. vi. 23. It speaks to the sinner distressed !

AMP of our feet, wherehy we trace The tempest is hushed, and the sea be

Our path when wont to stray ; comes calm,

Stream from the fount of heavenly grace; The troubled and weary find rest.

Brook by the traveller's way: 4 Tis a friend's loving counsel, the voice of 2 Bread of our souls, whereon we feed, a guide,

True manna from on high ; How gentle and faithful and true! Our guide and chart, wherein we read No harm can the dear little pilgrim betide Of realms beyond the sky: Whose feet its directions pursue.

3 Pillar of fire, through watches dark,

And radiant cloud by day; 5 No words like the words of the Saviour,

When waves would whelin our tossing nor can

Our anchor and our stay: Their sweetness or value be told ;

[bark, They are words “fitly spoken" to sorrow- 4 Word of the Everlasting God,

Will of His glorious Son; Like beautiful “ apples of gold.”

Without Thee how could earth be trod,

Or heaven itself be won ? 6 0 teach me, blest Jesus, to seek for Thy face,

5 Lord, grant us all aright to learn To me let Thy welcome be given;

The wisdom it imparts; Now speak to my heart some kind mes- And to its heavenly teaching turn, sage of grace,

With simple, childlike hearts. Some words that shall guide me to

BERNARD BARTON. 1826. heaven. G. T. CONGREVE. 1874.

C.M. 118.

Teach me Thy statutes.-Ps. cxix. 26. O how I love Thy law !--Ps. cxix. 97. 1 THY word is like a garden, Lord,

With flowers bright and fair; 1 THE

HE Bible! the Bible! more precious And everyone who seeks may pluck than gold

A lovely nosegay there. The hopes and the glories its pages unfold;

[love; Thy word is like a deep, deep mine, It speaks of a Saviour, and tells of His And jewels rich and rare It shows us the way to the mansions Are hidden in its mighty depths above.

For every searcher there.

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3 Thy word is like the starry host!

A thousand rays of light Are seen to guide the traveller,

And make his pathway bright.

4 Thy word is like a glorious choir,

And loud its anthems ring; Though many tongues and parts unite,

It is one song they sing.

3 'Tis like the sun, a heavenly light,

That guides us all the day; And, through the dangers of the night,

A lamp to lead our way. 4 The starry heavens Thy rule obey,

The earth maintains her place; And these Thy servants, night and day,

Thy skill and power express. 5 But still Thy law and gospel, Lord,

Have lessons more divine; Not earth stands firmer than Thy word,

Nor stars so nobly shine.
6 Thy word is everlasting truth ;

How pure is every page!
That holy book shall guide our youth,
And well support our age.


5 Thy word is like an armoury,

Where soldiers may repair, And find for life's long battle-day

All needful weapons there.

6 Oh, may I love Thy precious word !

May I explore its mine!
May I its fragrant flowers glean!

May light upon me shine!
7 Oh, may I find my armour there!

Thy word my trusty sword,
I'll learn to fight with every foe
The battle of the Lord.





By night in a pillar of fire to give

them light. - Ex. xiii. 21. 1

A fiery pillar went before, (passed, To guide them through the dreary waste,

And lessen the fatigues they bore. 2 Such is Thy glorious word, O Lord,

'Tis for our light and guidance given; It sheds a lustre all abroad,

And points the path to bliss and heaven. 3 It fills the soul with sweet delight,

And quickens its inactive powers;
It sets our wandering footsteps right,

Displays Thy love and kindles ours. 4 Its promises rejoice our hearts,

Its doctrines are divinely true;
Knowledge and pleasure it imparts,
It comforts and instructs us too.

B. BEDDOME. 1818.

The law of the Lord is perfect.

Ps. xix. 7. 1 YREAT God, with wonder and with

On all Thy works I look ; (praise But still Thy wisdom, power, and grace

Shine brightest in Thy book. 2 Here are my choicest treasures hid,

Here my best comfort lies, Here my desires are satisfied,

And hence my hopes arise. 3 Lord, make me understand Thy law;

Show what my faults have been ; And from Thy gospel let me draw

Pardon for all my sin. 4 Here would I learn how Christ has died

To save my soul from hell;
Not all the books on earth beside

Such heavenly wonders tell.
5 Then let me love the Bible more,

And take a fresh delight
By day to read these wonders o'er,
And meditate by night.



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Wherewithal shall a young man

cleanse his way !--Ps. cxix. 9. THE praises of my tongue That I was taught, and learned so young

To read His holy word.
2 Dear Lord, this book of Thine

Informs me where to go
For grace to pardon all my sin,

And make me holy too. 3 O may Thy Spirit teach,

And make my heart receive, Those truths which all Thy servants

And all Thy saints believe. Ipreach,

4 Then shall I praise the Lord,

In a more cheerful strain,
That I was taught to read His word,
And have not learned in vain.


86 Buy the truth and sell it not. -Prov.

xxiii. 23. 1 E won't give up the Bible,

; The blessed staff of hoary age,

The guide of early youth;
The sun that sheds a glorious light

O'er every dreary road;
The voice that speaks a Saviour's love,

And calls us home to God.

2 We won't give up the Bible,

For pleasure or for pain;
We'll buy the truth, and sell it not

For all that we might gain,
Though man should try to take our prize

By guile, or cruel might,
We'd suffer all that man could do,

And God defend the right. 3 We won't give up the Bible,

But spread it far and wide,
Until its saving voice be heard

Beyond the rolling tide ;
Till all shall know its gracious power,

And with one voice and heart
Resolve that from God's sacred word
We'll never, never part.




If any man thirst, let him come unto

Me and drink. -John vii. 37.
THE Saviour calls

; let every ear Ye doubting souls, dismiss your fear;

Hope smiles reviving round.

3 And does He never speak?

Oh yes ; for in His word He bids me come and seek The God that Samuel heard. In almost every page I see The God of Samuel calls to me.


And I beneath His care
May safely rest my head;
I know that God is there,

To guard my humble bed, And every sin I well may fear, Since God Almighty is so near.

Like Samuel let me say, Whene'er I read Thy word, “ Speak, Lord : I would obey, The voice that I have heard." And when I in Thy house appear, Speik, for Thy servant waits to hear."


2 For every thirsty, longing heart

Here streams of bounty flow;
And life and health and bliss impart

To banish mortal woe.
3 Ye sinners, come; 'tis mercy's voice;

The gracious call obey :
Mercy invites to heavenly joys;

And can you yet delay?
4 Dear Saviour, draw reluctant hearts;

To Thee let sinners fly,
And take the bliss Thy love imparts,
And drink, and never die.

ANNE STEELE. 1760. 88

148th. The Lord called Samuel, and he answered, Here am I.-1 Sam. iii, 4. 1 WI THEN little Samuel woke,

And heard his Maker's voice,
At every word He spoke

How much did he rejoice!
O blessed, happy child to find

The God of heaven so near and kind! 2

If God would speak to me,
And say He was my Friend,
How happy should I be!

O how would I attend !
The smallest sin I then should fear,
If God Almighty were so near.

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3 Oh, give me Samuel's ear,

The open ear, O Lord,
Alive and quick to hear
Each whisper of Thy word:
Like him to answer at Thy call,

And to obey Thee first of all.
4 Oh, give me Samuel's heart,

A lowly heart, that waits
When in Thy house Thou art,

Or watches at Thy gates,
By day and night, a heart that still

Moves at the breathing of Thy will. 5 Oh, give me Samuel's mind;

A sweet unmurmuring faith,
Obedient and resigned

To Thee in life and death ;
That I may read with childlike eyes
Truths that are hidden from the wise.

J. D. BURNS. 1857.

2 The Master has come with blessings for

thee, Arise, and His message receive; (free, Thy ransom is purchased, thy pardon is

If thou wilt repent and believe. 3 The Master is come, and calleth thee now;

This moment what joy may be thine! How tender the smile that illumines His

A pledge of His favour divine. [brow, 4 He waits for thee still, then haste with

delight, Oh, fly to the arms of His love ; [light, Press on to that beautiful mansion of

Prepared in His kingdom above.

90 Come unto Me, I will give you rest.

Matt. xi. 28. 1

ART thenowearyaist tegom languid, “Come to Me,” saith One, “and coming,

Be at rest!” 2 Hath He marks to lead me to Him,

If He be my Guide ? “In His feet and hands are wound-prints,

And His side.' 3 Is there diadem as monarch,

That His brow adorns ? “Yea, a crown in very surety,

But of thorns !" 4 If I find Him, if I follow,

What His guerdon here? “Many a sorrow, many a labour,

Many a tear.” 5 If I still hold closely to Him,

What hath He at last ? "Sorrow vanquished, labour ended,

Jordan passed!" 6 If I ask Him to receive me,

Will He say me nay? “Not till earth, and not till heaven

Pass away.


8.7. Behold I stand at the door and

knock.-Rev. iii. 20. 1 :

CARK! a thrilling voice is sounding: Cast away the dreams of darkness,

Oye children of the day!” 2 Startled at the solemn warning,

Let the earth-bound soul arise ; All the powers of darkness vanish;

Christ, our Day-Star, mounts the skies. 3 Lo! the Lamb so long expected

Comes with pardon down from heaven; Let us haste with tears of sorrow,

One and all, to be forgiven.
4 So when next He shines in glory,

Wrapping all the earth in fear,
Not for chastening, but salvation,

Unto us shall He appear.
5 Honour, glory, might, dominion,

To the Father and the Son,
With the Everlasting Spirit,
While eternal ages run.

E. CASWELL. 1849. 93

6.4. To-day if ye will hear His voice.

Heb. iv. 7. 1

TO-DAY the Saviour calls,
Oh, ye benighted souls !

Why longer roam ?
2 To-day the Saviour calls;

Oh, listen now !
Now in this solemn hour

To Jesus bow.
3 To-day the Saviour calls:

For refuge fly;
The storm of justice falls,

And death is nigh.
4 The Spirit calls to-day :

Yield to His power;
Oh, grieve Him not away!
'Tis mercy's hour.


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THE Master is come and calleth for The Master is come and calleth for

thee.-John xi. 28. 1

thee He stands at the door of thy heart; No friend so forgiving, so gentle as He,

Oh, say, wilt thou let Him depart? Cho. -Patiently waiting, earnestly pleading,

(thy heart. Jesus, thy Saviour, knocks at

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